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Day 1 of Anime Weekend Atlanta!

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Today, I attended the first day of another convention, Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA)! As its name implies, it's an anime and video game convention in Atlanta, and it always takes place at the end of September. I planned to do some mild cosplay, but can't find the hat, which is pretty much the entire outfit, so I had to scrap it. Lots of good cosplay there, and tons of great art and merchandise! I didn't do a ton today, but I did attend one panel: a panel about legends of ghosts and demons in Japan. It was a really fun insight to the old Japanese legends that are referenced everywhere in anime and superstition. A couple of times, I ran into some Canterlanta friends, and even had lunch with one of them, but we were always going our own way.

Despite not doing cosplay, at three different points today, people asked to take a picture of me. This was because of my awesome pony shirt (perfect for an anime con) and my pony bookbag setup (same as it was at Dragon Con). Here is the shirt I was wearing:

I took a TON of pics, so I'll just embed the swag and link the rest, like I did with my Dragon Con blog.

Vash the Stampede and Nicholas Wolfwood (Trigun) -

Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Applejack -

Vinyl Scratch -

Lelouch Lamperouge and Kallen Stadtfeld (Code Geass) -

Toby and Erin (Catherine) -

Roxas and Namine (Kingdom Hearts) -

Kairi (Kingdom Hearts) -

Negi Springfield (Mahou Sensei Negima!) -

Pokecar -

Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, and Fluttershy -

Arrow in the knee -

Cool shirts:

Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail) -

Applejack, Pinkie Pie, and Fluttershy -

Sora (Kingdom Hearts) -

Poison Ivy (Batman) -

Yukari, Aigis (Persona 3), Yosuke, and Chie (Persona 4) -

Shunsui Kyouraku (Bleach) -

Big Macintosh, Rarity, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash -

Twilight Sparkle -

Sanji's inaccurate Wanted Poster sketch (One Piece) -

Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) -

Applejack -

Rainbow Dash suit -

Medlii (Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker) -

Sagara Sanosuke (Rurouni Kenshin) -

Haruhara Haruko and Nandaba Naota (FLCL) -

Character I don't recognize and Kiba (Naruto):

X-th Form Haseo (.hack//G.U.) -

Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid) and Derpy -

Slenderman -

Raven (Teen Titans) -

Sakuraba Neku (The World Ends With You) -

Flonne (Disgaea) -

Liger Zero (ZOIDS) -

Rarity -

Amane Yukiko and Narukami Yuu (Persona 4) -

Umbreon (Pokemon) -

Swag pics that are two too many for embedding:

And now, SWAG!

Updated 4th Oct 2012 at 01:03 AM by Yamiookami

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  1. mike406's Avatar
    All dat swag!
  2. 51m0nn's Avatar

    The only way to describe me after seeing those pics
  3. Dude's Avatar
    Gah! Take me with you! So awesome!
  4. SoulEmber's Avatar
    You have the same link up for Twilight Sparkle and Sanji's unaccurate Wanted Poster sketch (One Piece). That character with Kiba from Naruto looks so familiar, but I can't place her.
  5. SR20DETDOG's Avatar
    Nice, looks like it was heaps of fun.

    I never been to any conventions before, however it seems quite similar to car shows in a number of ways, only with less... undesirable people around.

    EDIT: And that Zoids picture! That drags up some weird vague memories I didn't remember having.
    Updated 8th Oct 2012 at 11:30 PM by SR20DETDOG