It’s My First Convention, And… I Don’t Know What To Do

Hey people, I am here to share wit you on what you should do at your VERY first convention attendance. In conjunction of the annual Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, I personally have yet to attend any conventions at America, however. My tips work all round for all kinds of convention.

You are hyped, excited for this convention all year, and pre-bought the tickets months before. Yet, you are nervous on what you should bring, should not do etc. Here are some dos and don’ts tips for you.

Dos

  • Follow the rules of the convention
  • Be polite to cosplayers and con-goers
  • Follow the queue.
  • Be mindful at the artist alley, they are other buyers too
  • Ask for permission before taking any photos of the cosplayers.
  • Have fun, but not too much fun
  • Preplan your day to be organized

Don’ts

  • Do not litter the convention hall
  • Do not harass any of the cosplayers, keep your hands to yourself
  • Do not cause any roadblocks just to buy that one art you always wanted.
  • Do not disrespect anyone at the conventions – Guests, Cosplayers, Artist.
  • Do not disobey any given orders from the helpers around the convention
  • Do not bring any illegal items to the convention
  • Do not touch any props of the cosplayers without their permission

Once you know what you should and should not do what should you wear to the convention.

For cosplayers, it depends on themselves like what cosplay are they doing. As for normal con-goers, anything comfortable would do, I highly suggest wearing sneakers instead of flip-flops as you are going to a convention with lots of people; you wouldn’t want your toes to bleed at the end of the day.  Avoid wearing anything that could make you sweat faster even though the convention hall is air-conditioned, sweat is unavoidable.

Next, what should you bring to a convention?

  • Water, to stay hydrated
  • Mini electrical fan
  • Extra money, for precaution
  • Extra recycle bag to put all your loots that you bought.
  • Band aids , for any emergencies
  • ID
  • Food, like cookies or any dry food
  • Camera for awesome photos
  • Power bank for your phone
  • Map of the convention hall, to save time

It is up to you to take notes for your first convention adventure; my favorite thing to do at a convention is shopping down the artist alley to support cool artist. I do also enjoy the panels and guest talks. Side note, it is OK to be shy to ask for a photo from a cosplayer, but remember. HAVE CONFIDENCE!

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The Dark Side of Fandoms

What is Fandom? According to Urban Dictionary and Wiktionary the meaning of fandom defined as a community surrounding a specific fandom. A fan is not limited to be in JUST one fandom, they could be in lots and lots of fandom. Including myself, I am in many fandoms. Not just Anime fandoms, I am also part of the Western fandom like Supernatural, Sherlock, The Flash, Arrow etc. How toxic a fandom could get? The answer, VERY TOXIC.

The anime fandom is filled with toxic gas, and I had observed quite a lot of popular big shots like Bleach, Naruto has many cancerous fans there. Normally, we would ignore these kind of fans due to they are being immature and childish over the authors’ decision to their beloved characters. Yes, we all have the rights to be angry. I admit, I was pretty much angry at Tite Kubo’s choices for Bleach, but I suck it up and accepted his choice. Cause, there is no point to be angry about something when the internet has the magical realm called FANFICTION, DOUJINSHI (Fan comics) and FANART.

Moreover, even in the western side of the fandom; it is not always rainbow and sunshine. Remember the incident from the Steven Universe Fandom? (I have no intention to hurt anyone, but merely stating a fact) The artist drew some plus sized character a little bit skinner and the whole fandom went into a war zone. Artists have the rights to draw their beloved character freely, fat shaming or not. IT IS JUST ART! Bullying a fan is just showing on HOW TOXIC a fandom could be. I know not all fans of various fandoms are like that, be careful on your choice of words on the internet. Once it up there, it will be there forever.

Recently, Tokyo Ghoul Fandom experienced the same fate as Bleach; the author decided to mash up two characters together to be the canon pairing. Touka and Kaneki, it is somehow a double edged sword, It is very predictable that those two would be together, and the downfall would be unhappy fans. Sheesh, the fire was so intense that it went on for a few days. Worst of all, fans demanded Ishida Sui to commit suicide. EXCUSE ME?! THAT IS TOO MUCH FOR A NO BRAINER FANS TO DO! It is very immature to think that way to channel your anger; the author has THE RIGHTS to choose what kind of story they want to bring out. Throwing tantrums and boycotting them WILL NOT DO ANYTHING GOOD! As I mentioned, Fanfic and fanarts exist for a reason; that reason is too let fans channel their ideal pairing into a world that is their own imaginations. Getting angry with the author will not do any good to both parties.

Lastly, there are ways for a fan to deal with choices made by the author. Fanfic, fanarts are a way to cope with it. The other is sheer denial; I personally am using this method to cope with DC’s choices with my beloved pairings. The side effect is hell. At the end of the day, fans still have their own imagination to channel their displeasure to, it is a give or take thing.

A small PSA to fans who bought merchandises or original comic books to support the authors, PLEASE do not simply throw away those things. They worked hard for them, think about their effort of getting those published. Cherish them with all your heart.

 

PS,

I normally wouldn’t rant like this unless it is something serious

Visual Art Expo 2016

Hi guys, long time I haven’t update. I was busy with college and mending my broken heart. I broke up with my now ex last week, so yeah. I did not cry except in the presence of God. Anyways, VAX was last weekend. It was fun since it’s my first Visual Art Expo, I got to be part of the Cure Cosplay Collection. It had always been my dream to be part of it and I was thrilled to meet the person behind all of it. Mr. Inui Tatsumi!

Nanami ccc My first CCC spotlight

16-06-05-19-54-58-184_deco Another prized photo, my selfie with Inui-san

VAX was enjoyable, I left a weird impression for Tatsumi-san as I was a loyal user of his website, Cure! www And, I surprised him with his own phtobook that I bought and I came prepared with my sharpies. Lol It was all worth it, for meeting him is my top prority in my bucket list.

Drunk ppl My favorite moment during the Kuroshitsuji Panel besides roasting Grell and Sebastian.

I can’t wait for my Animangaki adventures! Till then people! Stay fabulous!

Artist 3 Cosplay Showcase + Photoshoot

Hi guys, it had been a long time hasn’t it? I was so busy and lazy lately that I forgotten that I actually had a blog. Lol, college life is getting tougher for I am at my 3rd semester already and I really need to focus a lot. -6a20d966308d60a0 Anyways, last week was Artist3 Cosplay Showcase, a cosplay runway show for me to warm up for Cure Cosplay Collection for VAX which I regret signing up for It had been years since I went on stage and made a fool out of myself. For Day 1, I cosplayed as Neko and went on stage. While day 2, I was Nanami Haruka my best girl. Most of the pictures will be Nanami cause, all the photogs offered me photoshoots as her. -35bcda87860645fe

 

16-05-24-22-25-49-987_deco < This is such a nice concept I like it.

Nanami Concept 1 < This is kinda eerie to be a picture for UtaPri. But, It’s still nice though.

 

NanamiCasual < This shot is taken by a good friend of mine that I had met here in West Malaysia, John.

IttokiXNanami < Proposal pose, my ultimate favorite.

Being Nanami is the best part of my 6 years of cosplaying life, I finally got to the proposal pose with my Otoyan ~ ♥ But, during the freeze Jinguji went to disrupt us. I guess, he was jealous that Nanami chose Otoyan over him. ccf03ef348cfb46 I am still waiting for the photos, so stay tuned at my WorldCosplay accout for updates! This weekend is VAX, AHAHAHAHAHA, I am NOT ready…. Bye people! ♥

 

ACG Fiesta Report 2016

I just attended my first event of 2016, and it’s ACG Fiesta 2016. The event was overall awesome but, I do have some regrets. The event was overall enjoyable except for the Love Live 2 Days straight concert. X ___ X I am not a LL fan but got partially brainwashed into the song.

Anyways, I really had lots of fun derping as Nanami Haruka on her day off seeing both STARISH and Ittoki Otoya’s performance. As for day two, I really regretted that I chose NOT to cosplay as Nanami. ; ∇ ; My STARISH babies. Anywho, I got recruited as Tomo-chan for a cosplay group for Utapri during C2AGE. YES!!! Φ ω Φ And, the version is Shining All Stars. THANK YOU KAMISAMA!!! ; w ; It’s my dream to be in a completed group. wwww

UtaPrifantasy ^ Kyaaa~ Jinguji-san & Ittoki-kun fighting over Nanami~ ❤

Ori Ittoki X Nanami^ Ittoki-kun won ~ weee~

See you guys soon! Bye bii! For now~

HobbyCon 2015 Sudah Datang!

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Hi guys! I had attended the most anticipated event at Sabah, HobbyCon 2015!! To be honest, I wasn’t prepared to attend this event since I had been studying at West Malaysia for college. I had a great time!

I was cosplaying as Neko from K project for both days, although the costume is nice and fluffy… I am sweating like hell while wearing it. The climate here in KK is super hot. Anyways, I had my K family during day 1~

HobbyCon was held at Likas Sports Complex again this year, it was on the 12th – 13th December. I had to skip my cousin’s birthday for it. And, it was worth it! ≡ ∇ ≡

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This year is more on selfies series of photos. The guests for HobbyCon this year were Lyron from the Philippines and Misa from Taiwan. I am really happy that Misa still remember me from SOX back in West Malaysia.

I can’t wait for next year’s HobbyCon, I will be brining my boyfriend to attend, if he can make it….. So, see you guys again in 2016!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from Koimothepotato!

 

WA-Avenue x OtaFuse Cosplay event Report

Hi hi!!! I haven’t been cosplaying since my last official photoshoot. And, yesterday was a collaboration event from OtaFuse at a new shopping complex at my soon to be hometown. WA-Avenue x OtaFuse Cosplay Event

This event will be my last if I can’t make it to Synchronize this weekend which is also my last week at Kota Kinabalu ~ with out further ado, here is my report!

  The event was a one day event at Oceanus~ I was cosplaying as Nanami Haruka from Uta no Prince-sama Shining All Stars version. It’s my favorite cosplay and this year would be my last cosplaying as her. Moving on to other Otome Heriones…

IMG_4703217694545 Me in my costume with Sakura from TRC~ Taken by Kelvin a good friend of mine. 🙂

DSC_0001 I love the staff at Starbucks Oceanus~ They are friendly and sporting! :3

IMG_4723320242993 My first Kabedon. Ai!!! What are you doing?! STOP HIM!!! ∑( ° □ °)Taken by Paparazzi , David.

The cosplay competition was great, I was asked to go on stage for a short cat walk. Oh well, I got a free gift! It’s tea from Hokkaido. No photos for that , I was on stage for 3 seconds. Plus, that wasn’t the highlight. Anywho, my 3 close friends won the event~

DSC_0002 My boyfriend for the day, Mikaze Ai (CN: Macoto) I enjoyed being Kabedon by Ai and the reverse Kabedon. Photos will be out soon…

IMG_20150823_225024Most prized Purikura~ Couple cos Puri!! wwwww

That’s all!! I can’t wait to attend my first event at KL , MGACE!! Anyways, ciao peeps! Need to decide to attend Synchronize or not.