It's been a while again, huh? I really should get back to writing here on a normal basis. I'll try to do so, I really will! Especially since people have told me they like to read my posts on here. I feel so honored and flattered! So thank you everyone who enjoys reading my posts!
Anyway, today I guess I'll write up a bit about Pro±Con!
I've been to this convention for the third time now and I don't know if I'm enjoying it as much as I used to. I'm glad there is a free small convention in the town I live in. I can't complain about price or not getting my money's worth or anything like that, so in the end it's okay, but again, I'm just not having as much fun.
There seemed to be a lot less to do this year. It felt like less events and less panels and less variety in gaming. Maybe it's just that they were catering to different people aside from me, which is fine. For an convention hosted by an anime club, though, it seemed to lack a lot of the anime aspect to it. Sure, there was the anime viewings, but the panels mostly did not apply. I think they probably had a lot of problems getting volunteers to do such panels. It's understandable.
For the second year in a row, I've been part of the maid cafe. While it's fun, I still think that it has a long way to go from the bake-sale environment it hosts. When I got home, I spent the next few days writing up a few pages on how I personally would like to see it improved and where I"d like to see it go. I didn't want to come off as rude so I haven't shown it to anyone really, but if you're part of the staff there and would like my opinion, I'd gladly send these few pages over to you and talk about what I'd like to see, personally.
I spent about 3-4 hours in the maid cafe while I was there, and the other hour at the con dressed as Ginko, trying to find something to do. I didn't find much, honestly, and I was really cold in the outfit, but I went to a ramen shop nearby and had some curry rice and it warmed me up!
Unlike the previous two years, I didn't participate in the costume contest. Just as well, too, because I still don't agree with or even begin to comprehend how it is run. I saw a few things on it swirling around the tumblr universe that I have to say I strongly disagree with (not as far as their choice in contestants but how they are handling the contest as a whole). But it isn't my contest and as long as people are actually enjoying themselves, I have nothing more to say.
They may be playing with the possibility of holding it in North Charleston instead. Maybe having it in a larger building would do them a lot of good! I feel like they still have a long way to go for this convention, but I wish them the very best. Even if I'm not having as much fun as I used to, I can still stop by and have at least a little fun!
I'm sorry if a lot of this seemed more on the pessimistic side; it really isn't meant to be, and I hope the convention continues to develop, eventually into something extra cool!