(Check out the photos we took at the convention!)
Over the six years I've been cosplaying I have heard so many people talk about ConnectiCon. I really did not think much of it until Chibi asked me to attend this year. So I thought, why not, going to a convention I never attended is always an adventure, and I cannot say no to adventures!
I really must give props to the restaurant in the hotel for coming up with a special ConnectiCon menu. Having a (really good) sandwich for $9 and a glass of beer for $5, very smart indeed.
The Dealers Room was a nice size and combined with the Artist Alley. They had a wide variety of various merchandise. Of course the usual figures, and manga, but also other things like a booth that sold tea. Always good to see unusual things. It definitely matched the multi-genre convention that ConnectiCon is.
The Artist Alley was, ok. Sadly I was not so impressed. I normally love the Artist Alley and sadly there was very little that wow'ed me. I did buy a few prints from one artist. The majority of it I found were established artist, many of who had web comics. I myself am not really into that. But hey, if you like that, then this is for you.
I heard a lot of talk how impressed many people were with the programming this year. I spoke to one friend and she expressed attending a few panels that really peaked her interest. We sat in on the Charity Auction for a bit. It was great to see some high bidders, believe one item went for over $200!
After that came the Team Four Star Panel. I've been a fan of them for so long! And finally getting the chance to see them and sit on their panel was so so amazing! I don't think I ever laughed harder in my life. No really…there was a part of the panel where I just forgot how to breath. If you never checked out their work, you really must.
At the same time ConnectiCon was happening, there was a River Festival going on. So once night time came, a firework show took place. I have never been to a convention that had a firework show! I have to laugh as we were standing outside and all of a sudden a loud boom was heard. Everyone must have realized what they were and ran over at the same time. If this was how you ended your night…then it was perfect.
However, for us, it was not the end of the night.
The way we ended out night was attending the Guest Against Humanity panel, in which a few of the guest, played a game of Cards Against Humanity. This is not a panel for everyone, in fact it's 18 plus for a reason. If you know anything about CAH, you know what could happen, and at this panel it did happen. That is all I will say.
Overall, ConnectiCon was a very nice, relaxing con. And you can tell, all the attendees were so relaxed. It felt like we were all there for a reason, to relax and have fun. It has been a while since I experienced that at a convention. I really do hope to attend next year, in fact I look forward to it very much!