Oh my goodness, SO MANY AMAZING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE.
I went in absolutely clueless, but Koko and my brother were super supportive (and silly, which really kept me from being nervous, as I was too busy being entertained by their antics to worry). There were so many artists with ridiculously helpful advice. My little plans were great, but there are so many other ways to do things and so much else to consider. Making a plan for future cons will be much easier with everything that I walked away with. Or at least, once I finish sitting down to sort through it all and come up with a real game plan.
Cosplayers are some of my favorite people~ There was so much variety all over the place. Lots of Fairy Tail (I was happy to see Fried, Laxus, and Loke; even got to sneak around with a camera while the whole group was together!), gijinkas, game characters, anime, so many that I recognized and some that I didn't know until we put our heads together behind the table and figured it out. Oh the day I was Seryu, one of the first cosplayers I saw was Akame, and she was awesome and let me take a couple of pictures with her.
Just, so much happened and I've got to give my mind time to process it all. Only downside was the weather shutting things down early. I really hope everyone else made it home alright! (As I'm writing, we're still in town and just hanging out for a while to see what happens. Lots of options, but really no rush for our group.)
Next weekend will be mini A-kon. I actually met some of the other people that will be in the Hunter x Hunter cosplay group, which was super awesome! I'm ridiculously excited to meet everyone there, and to get all kinds of pictures~
All in all, it was a super fun first-year con!
For those with whom I spoke about doing commissions online, I'll have info up once my crazy running around has slowed down some! After Sakura Con (April 3-5), I should have some more regular free time to sit down and focus on drawing things properly. I will definitely have a journal up to let everyone know when I'm ready to go~