8 out of 10. Akaicon to me, was pretty good and made up for the craziness MTAC had. Usually small conventions like these are a gamble for me since there’s the possibility of being bored, but on the other hand, the chances of making friends and relaxing remain ever high.
Last time, I mentioned that I got in the fashion show and was pretty much looking forward only to that event, but little did I know I’d have so much fun!
Friday was pretty crazy. I was held back a work a little bit due to meeting some tight deadlines and as soon as I was finished I bolted straight to my car and left. I really wanted to buy a ticket for Saturday so I wouldn’t need to show up late and wait in lines so I sped through the entire way. The hills and mountains of TN is always a pleasure to see and drive through especially on the drive from Atlanta to Nashville. With my best efforts I was able to arrive there with several minutes to spare, but realized that they only accepted cash since the credit card processing was down. Luckily, a friend of mine helped me and I was on my way to sleep in since practice was at 9:00am.
Saturday, the day of the fashion show. I woke up extra early and got some delicious pancakes at a local restaurant nearby. A simple meal really, such as egg whites and pancakes but the pancakes were like a cloud full of heaven as I ate piece by piece. I could see why the restaurant had people waiting in line at 6:00am!
Practice went well. The actually show on the other hand, went a little bad since I kinda tensed up and messed up my smile. I think my mouth was shaking harder than shake-weight so I had a goofy smirk haha. I’d like to thank the participants, the audience, and the hosts who made it all possible since fashion for me, it’s more than just clothes. It’s my life. I don’t talk a lot so I rely on my clothes to do the talking. It’s much more than looking good for it acts as a strength to my weaknesses. I really hope to participate in more shows so I can help others in a way.
Okay, now for the actual con talk. I think this convention has the potential to grow grow bigger, and at the same time keep the level of fun that was present. It offered a variety of panels to keep the anime fan, gamers, cosplayers, and fashion oriented people entertained. Would I be there next year? Hell yes. Honestly, I think it offered much more fun than MTAC did this year without all of the hassles and disappointments. I met with old convention friends, made some new friends, and just had fun.
Was it worth driving 4hrs to this convention? Yeah. Flying towards this convention though, not really sure since you’d be either meeting friends, a hardcore convention goer, or loaded with cash and free-time.