Like Fanime, Awa "started" on Thursday night with pre-reg and a swap meet.
|Hotel, with cosplay watchers lined all along the sides.|
|Small shopping mall|
|Giant main ballroom|
|Our neighbor's room..|
Dealer's Hall - large, many of the same vendors I've seen at other cons, but I found a few cutesy smaller business booths to buy some lanyards for my sister.
|Loved all the lil' pikachus on display!|
|Eren-chu! Where's Levi? :P|
Arcade - Kinda on the small side. But it was cute, in a little rented out storefront in the mall. Free too, I think? We didn't stay here long, just to get streetpasses on our 3dses! :)
Panels - We only went to one instructional panel, on how to alter store bought patterns. I learned that I should probably invest in a curved ruler. For what exactly I'm not sure, but it seemed important!
|A badly laid out panel room. Look how tiny the screen is compared to the room size! Bigger screens please!|
AMVs (anime music videos). Sak and I looove these. Especially the funny ones. Anyway, Awa had a room dedicated to amvs. And a lot of AMV editors come to hang out too! It was really cool. So we basically hung out in that room most the weekend.
|Like Iron Chef, but with people creating AMVs right on the spot!|
|Super dark room so super bad image, but the speakers were Evanglion themed.|
|Another random thing in the AMV room. hehe.|
In addition to AMVs and the AMV contest, we also did Anime Hell which was awesome as always. Not all of it was Fanime repeats either, which we appreciated. Awacon is a 24 hour con, though we are too old to truly take advantage of this :P I think we were in bed by 1 or 2 am each night!
Karaoke was in the mall..haha.
I didn't take many cosplay pictures again because I am lame and too shy to ask most the time. But this Nobunaga Vader was pretty awesome. Two of my favorite people!
Overall, it was a really enjoyable con, and the weather was really nice. There were plenty of eateries within walking distance, con attendees were pretty polite (though I don't mind a riotious debacle now and then, honestly..), and the room and ticket price were very reasonable. I wouldn't mind coming back! I think all cons should have an AMV room, in any case! Haha!