Last week I had the privilege of attending the last day of the Crossroads Anime Convention. Funny story: I actually came across this event because I saw Tony had mentioned it in a post on Geeking in Indiana. And even though I am not that into Anime, I knew my little brother would love to go for his birthday. So, we went and explored this convention.
I would say a good 75 percent of attendees were cosplayers, which was very exciting for my brother since he knew who just about everyone was dressed up as. I spotted a few doctors and laughed just a bit. I mean, I definitely did not expect to see any Doctor Who related things at this anime convention, (though I can’t say I wasn’t happy about it).
Even though I didn’t attend much of the events going on, I had a blast shopping at all the dealers booths and my brother couldn’t get over all the manga, dvd’s, plush toys, Pocky, and keychains (I actually had to tell him to stop buying those).
One of the last events of the day was american cartoons vs. Japanese dubbing. It was definitely interesting to hear how much work goes into the whole dubbing process and how many shows will actually have their voice actors record their lines by themselves instead of in a group with everyone who’s in that particular scene.
My brother ended up with a ton of Anime merch and a huge smile on his face. He’s a big time anime fan and seriously could not stop talking about this convention days after he had gone. And I ended up with some Doctor Who prints that I casually came across while in the dealers area. All and all I would say that if you’re a big fan of anime (like my brother), then you should check out the Anime Crossroads Convention in 2014.
This post was from Michelle, even though it is posted by Tony. Michelle is a very busy young lady, and I’ve got the bandwidth to post stuff up for her. I just want to make sure credit is given where credit is due!