Summer Festival and Anime Evolution are local anime conventions in my area. Summer Fest is run by Simon Fraser University’s anime club.
I saw Moya at Summer Fest because she was selling anime pins and other items at a table. I tabled for my university’s anime club, University of British Columbia Anime Club (UBC Anime Club). I cosplayed as Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service.
Met another Kiki
I got a One Piece haul.
I got to go in for free, which was great. I cosplayed as Rachel Gardner from Angels of Death. I met Falcon from Geek Astronaut for the first time, which was really cool.
Tabled for UBC Anime Club
I bought a gundam.
Anime conventions are pretty nice because you have a good chance of meeting your online buddies in real life. I got to hang out with a lot of people I knew already from anime club and I met a few new people as well.
I cosplayed as Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura. The sad thing is that I had gloves in my bag the whole time but forgot about them.
I have so many people to thank for making this possible! Firstly, Maya for the clothes and hat, Jilliam for the socks, Maria for doing my makeup, Maria’s friends for the ride to the convention, and Gladys for taking the photos.
Cosplayer from Canada
Sakura and Syaoran Li =) Some context: The cosplayer told me, “Don’t worry Sakura, I’ll protect you!”
I’m waiting for photos from a couple of photographers so I’m looking forward to that. I bought some pins and you can check them out here.