In May I went to ACEN in Chicago with my friends. This was my first time at ACEN but for my friends it was bit of a homecoming. They have a lot of friends that they have met over the years at cons and they always try to meet at ACEN every year. Which meant I got to meet a lot of new friends. YAH! Unlike Yaoi Con, I did not have any really Big “OMG” things I wanted to. Okay…there was one it was the Prince of Tennis photo shoot on Sunday. But I knew that I would be able to go to that and I did! More on that later.
I arrived in Chicago and waited for my friends to arrive. Once they arrived we went to have food at Mitsuwa’s. It is a japanese grocery and food court. They have all sorts of Japanese and asian food delights. Then I waited in line with my couple of my friends who had to pick up there badges at con. Which was fun! My feet hurt after it but hey this is Con.
First day of con. Today was my Hunny costume from Ouran Host Club. Since I had nothing planed until Hall Cosplay opened up, I walked around with my friends in the dealers room. Even though this was an Anime/Manga con, Dr. who con players were a hot. My friends were dressed up as 2 different doctors and 2 different torchwood characters. So we could not move 5 feet with out some asked for their picture. Which was a little sad at times for me, But I did actually have people come by and ask for my picture too.
Then I went to hall cosplay and they seemed quite impressed my Jacket. I did not win but hey I tried. Then I went to the Ouran Host Club photo shoot. It is here that I realized I brought the wrong the wrong pants for my cosplay. Oh Well! I had fun until I was dropped by a Mori Cosplayer. It was not all his fault, it was my fault as well. Than I went to the Dr. who friday shoot where my friends where at. Just hung out with them for the rest of the day.
Was day of the Hetalia photo shoot. But I did not make it and found out later that I was glad I did miss it. I was Sealand from Hetalia. Here is a picture of me (I am on the left) While waiting for a friends panel, I walked around the artist alley and had commisioned some Prince of Tennis art. Nothing Yaoi-like just a cute picture of Tezuka and Fuji! Then I went to the panel, it was about gore makeup. It very interesting! I spent most of Saturday walking around and looking at stuff around the convention. I was taking in the sounds and sites of ACEN.
TEZUKA day! Prince of Tennis photo shoot!!!! YAH!! I had been waiting for this all Con. Getting to be around fellow POT cosplayers. I had soooo much fun!!! I cannot wait to do it again!!! This is one of my favorite pictures:
Here are some links to pictures that were taken by people who have better photo skills and cameras.
Prince of Tennis Gathering
You will need to choose day three and pages 1 – 5 have pictures from the photo shoot.
Prince of Tennis Photos
I am glad I went to ACEN? Yes.
Did I have fun at ACEN? Heck, Yeah!
Will I go back to ACEN? Yeah!