Wednesday, March 7, 2012

SacCon March 2012: Con Report

As the convention season swings into the Spring, small conventions such as SacCon and a number of small Bay Area conventions will pop up, which often serve as a test bed for bigger conventions like FanimeCon in terms of cosplay and some organizations that have plans for the Memorial Day convention in San Jose; for me, I tested out my new fish-eye lens in a convention setting, which will help me determine how to shoot come Fanime. It's also a break for those in high school and in college before Spring Break then the sprint to the finish.

The biggest part of the day was meeting two voice actors behind the cult classic Invader Zim. I met both Richard Horvitz, the voice of Zim, as well as Rikki Simons, the voice of GIR. I was very honored to meet the two, and I spent a couple of minutes talking about their roles and hearing some character impersonations.

I also spent some time with a store called Once Upon a Video Game, which specializes in old-school gaming with their array of consoles from the Dreamcast all the way down to one of the first home Pong consoles. They were running a old-school gauntlet tournament which ended up on a duel with a...home Pong console. They were also selling custom t-shirts, and after I realized that my uniform needed repair, I bought a Resident Evil shirt with the STARS logo on the front and some embroidery on the back. For what I paid for, it's a really nice shirt that I can wear around to conventions and events.

Another highlight was the return of Club Rave and the emergence of Rising Sun Studios, a radio show. Both were out in full force that day, playing music and performing giveaways.

Other highlights include Bronies, a pole dancer, and the Masquerade.

In all, it was a good way for me to relax and get away for a day. I love coming back here, and I want to continue to come back here as long as I can.

-SacCon March 2012 Report End-

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