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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Connecticon 2011 Vlog Part 1: Preparation, Travel, and Hotel.

                                     Yes.  My other new project to go along with my Let's Play.

You will get THE convention experience from this.  All with my damned awful voice which gets more incoherent as the days go by and my sleep cycle is borked even more.  (13 broken hours over 3 days.  I'm still sort of recovering a week later!)

Cosplayers and such show up next time.  Though not many sexy ones.  I felt creepy even wanting to cover them, and I didn't feel like bothering them either.

Though Anime News Network had one of those up: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-cosplay/2011-07-12/gurren-lagann-yoko-ritona .

I think I remember passing her once.  Or one of the other Yoko players.  It takes a lot of guts to want to traipse around dressed like THAT.

(Though she does a great job at pulling it off.)

If you ever wondered what going to a con was like you will learn.   But Connecticon is a general nerd con, though it seems to have a heavy anime influence.  So the type of mayhem a more corporate one like San Diego Comic Con or a really huge focused one like Gen Con or Origins  has won't really be seen here.

Connecticon is big enough to have lots of stuff going on but small enough to fit into one large convention center (primarily taking place on 2 floors of it, plus bits in the hotel itself) so its not really too hard to get around in or get lost.  Course having been there 6 years now (05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11) I kind of have my feel for the lay of the land.

Stay tuned for more of it.  I will try adding in snarky captions for when I do amazingly dumb things in retrospect, though the dumbest thing was actually deciding to blog it video style with a Flip camera in 720p.  Hey.  It was 65 bucks with a Staples coupon and it does 2 hours of video that fits in a pocket.

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