AX was only last week, but it seems forever ago~
It was a con of ups and downs. The amount of stress congoers experience on average is ridiculous compared to other cons I've been to, the sheer size of the center and number of attendees cause a lot of complications that con management still hasn't been able to address properly.
Food court and walkway above
But, I have to say the quality of cosplay was also the best I've seen so far. Cosplayers really step it up, and the results are incredible. It was an honor shooting with old and new friends, you were all fantastic and I had great fun!!
To get to southern California I carpooled down to Los Angeles with ~bekalou-cosplay
It was 6 hours one way. I fell asleep a couple of times, my bad. ;^; There was lots of dead grass and dryness with random fast-food truck stops every once in a while... not too scenic.
After reaching LA we met up with our roomies at our ~*fancy & super beautiful hotel*~ and ate lunch while waiting for check-in.
Very little sleep occurred for anyone, there was crazy sewing and late-night/early morning shoots~ it was Fanime all over again. Con adrenaline is magical stuff! I had less shoots than my other cons, so I was able to go to a few panels... Katsuyuki Konishi did Kamina and America セリフ~!
Anyway! Here are my favorite AX candid/omake photos! X)
And here are the my finished photos cosers have posted so far~ please give them love!
Also, has been drawing 4-koma of our photoshoot, they're so funny. XD
The bow photo from koma p.4!
On Saturday night was the masquerade, which the roomies won "Honorable Mention Best in Show" for! o/ They were so fantastic! Their performance is on ACP here (login required): [link]
The masquerade was held next door to the con center in the large Nokia Theatre, its lights at night were super cool.
There are many photos still to come~
Overall AX was a good experience, not sure if I want to return next year though. That was the last con for the summer, but I have more than enough photos to keep me processing until October... then it's DIRTY FUN Y-CON TIME. CANNOT WAIT. //_______//