Dead tired now… after returning from GACC, which ironically was the reason I haven’t blogged or watched a single episode of anime this week. Was busy with the promotion booth throughout the week, and then yesterday and today, I was helping out on setting up and running the whole event. The effort was quite worth it though :).
First off, the event was quite highly publicised and was timed to coincide with a few other major events my university was holding on that day plus the school holidays, so attendance was quite good, with the amount of visitors ranging to over 1k to 1.5k people. Luckily, we chose the biggest venue in the uni to hold it, so it didn’t really felt cramped or overcrowded even with the number of people attending it.
Secondly, the amount of cosplayers was quite high compared to past events I’ve attended and to add to it, the quality of the cosplaying was one of the highest I’ve seen in recent times in Malaysia, so I was quite enjoying myself admiring the increase in quality of cosplay, especially the one who cosplayed as Haruko from FLCL, which I might add is quite a brave choice to cosplay in as, and luckily she did had the spunk of Haruko from FLCL, judging from the interesting things I’ve heard and also by the fact she won the cosplay competition. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see the events on stage as I got (myself)assigned to a place(Gempak booth) where I couldn’t see the stage T_T.
Other than that, the other events were quite interesting, as we had a M:TG tournament and a PS2 competition going on at the same time as well, so the visitors at least had something that caters to each other’s interest.The vendors in the event were also quite good, as I managed to find quite a lot of interesting things, ranging from a 1/6 scale Rin Tohsaka Swimsuit Edition Model (which almost made me wanted to commit a crime) to Ichigo Mashimaro and Evangelion gashapons. In the end, I settled on buying the EVA gashapon, as it was the full set of the Loligoth Asuka set, plus it was quite cheap, and now I have the full set sitting on top of my monitor. Rin’ll have to wait for a while. She’s darn expensive :P. To think back on it, this is actually the first time I’ve really bought anime collectibles :P.
I’ll have to excuse for the lack of pics for the time being. I really want a digicam for this events :P.