I apologize in advance for the sh*tty quality pictures that follow. It's late at night and lighting in my room isn't ideal. ------ So I went to the local con (Otakuthon) two weekends ago, not including the current one at the time of this post. I hadn't updated about it because I was busy, lazy, and I could only go one day this year instead of the full weekend like I usually do. It was a slow one this year for me and many others, and I didn't have anywhere near as much fun as I did last year. I didn't find as many cool things to do the day I went. I only went on Sunday - the last day - as I was super busy that weekend, and I wasn't anywhere near as hyped for it as I was last year. I only went with one other friend who just so happened to be available that weekend, and there was none of the long-term group planning that is usually involved in these kinds of things. (Which involves a positive feedback hype loop that gets me pumped for the con.) We also didn't have any cool guests at home that came for the con this year. (We had a couple, but I did not really get along with them much, so we didn't spend any time together.) The official attendance number hasn't been released yet, but some say it was bigger, others that it was smaller, than last year. (20k + people) Despite that, I got some nifty merch and got this interesting autograph: That would be Atsuko Tanaka, who voices both Motoko Kusanagi - our beloved Major from Stand Alone Complex - and Caster from Fate/Stay Night. So you can imagine, with Fate and Ghost in the Shell being two of my favorite franchises in anime, that I was pretty starstruck upon meeting her. The autograph reads "Kusanagi Motoko" on top and below is "Kyasuta" (Caster), since I told her those were my favorite characters she voices. (As did 99% of everyone else.) They wouldn't allow any pictures though, and it was a super quick autograph signing, so, despite my total fanboyism, it was a very fleeting moment. I didn't even get to go to her Q&A session because I was lining up for another autograph that I didn't even get... ... I got to see Takeshi Obata as well, the manga artist for Death Note, and attended his Q&A session. He was very polite, but absolutely looked and sounded like he was sick and tired of being asked questions about Death Note and he just wanted to go back home and chill with his wife and draw, or something. I missed out on his autograph session, as they limited it to 100 people only. Other than that, I got around to putting up all the prints and posters I got from the con, (which prompted me to finally write this post ) so the walls in my room are looking a bit more populated: I definitely want to frame a couple of these, particularly my sister's Cardcaptor Sakura from the last picture. I really wanna keep that one for longer than the rest of them. I also got an Eeveelutions t-shirt for my Pokemon GO outings, but it's in a pile of dirty clothes, so no picture of it for now.