Yeah, a little late, but I'm still recovering. My health is nowhere what it used to be after living in a mold-infested apartment, so exhaustion and fatigue really hit me. AB took a lot out of me, but it was worth it!
This was one of my favorite cons thus far. I went up on Thursday night, which made a world of difference in getting my badge and not having to wake up wicked early to catch a train Friday. And then the con is just a walk down the hallway (or street if you are smart and decide to avoid the Pru entrance like the plague).
I loved my cosplays. I wore GLaDOS again, and I brought along my cake, which garnered much attention. It was good to wear GLaDOS when I was in a better frame of mind. The last time I wore her at AB, I was emotionally a mess, and I was hanging with someone who I was trying to stay friends with despite a failed attempt at romance, and let's just say his ensorcelled feelings towards me took a 180 when we decided to end things. C'est la vie. But yeah, I love GLaDOS, even if she is hard to move around in.
My steampunk!Alice, while not drawing in as much attention as GLaDOS, made me feel awesome. I actually felt pretty, and despite the boots wanting to murder my feet, I was incredibly happy. Plus, one of the few people who asked for my picture was the steampunk guy I've seen at the con since I've started attending. I've always admired his outfits, so I was incredibly flattered that he wanted a picture with me!
Sunday was Scarlet Benoit from the Lunar Chronicles, and though no one recognized me, I enjoyed being her. So I was happy.
Two of my friends came to the con Saturday and Sunday. It was their first time, and I was so excited to have them there! Hopefully next year they'll stay all weekend and cosplay!
The Masquerade was AWESOME. I'm so happy my friend made me go last year, as I absolutely love it! The Death Match was hilarious #teamdolphin and all of the panels I attended were great. I hope they do Hatoful Boyfriend next year, too. It's a great panel!
I even got to meet Eric Vale!!!! I've been wanting him to come to Boston for a while now, and I was psyched when they announced him. I went to two of his panels, and let me say, he took his panel I'm Gonna Voice In Your Face quite literally. He got within inches of my face (good thing I like him so much, cuz I got a personal bubble that's way big).
I know there have been a lot of complaints about AB this year, and I do agree that the security was nuts. I feel bad for the AB staff, as a lot of it seemed to have been sprung on them last minute, and a lot of things they were told by the Hynes weren't so. Despite this, the AB staff, volunteers, and security were awesome. They were patient, kind, and helpful, which shows that they really listened to the feedback from last year, and that's why I have faith that they'll do all they can to fix things for next year. The only thing I'm all that worried about is the prop policy. Hynes security was not good about props, confiscating things that were allowed according to the policy, even breaking things. As a cosplayer, I would be devastated if this happened. I spend a lot of time and money on my props and cosplays, so I hope things get sorted out. In the mean time, I'm working hard to make my props look good but be obviously harmless.
I'm looking forward to next year! My friend wants to cosplay, so I'm planning on being Homura Akemi from Madoka Magica with her as Madoka (or if she flakes, just a lone Homura). And since the theme is going to be retro, I'm planning on putting together Aerith from FFVII and Bijou from Hamtaro.
Until next year!