Last week I posed about cosplay plans, how about where I'm going to wear the stuff this week?
I went "on hiatus" from conventions after ConBravo last year, going to only a couple small events since. The break has been good for me - but I miss conventions, and I miss having a reason to dress up (especially since going out for photo shoots doesn't work so well in Canada in the winter). What does that mean for 2015? Well, I have only a few confirmed conventions, but there's quite a few others which are "maybe" - depending on timing, other friends' attending, and cos-progress.
Just this week I decided to go back to FrostCon (I attempted to go last time but it was intensely crowded and so we only stayed long enough to take some photos in the only quiet corner in the venue). I'm apprehensive that I will be uncomfortable again this year, but I really want to cosplay and I just booked a shoot, so there's no backing out now! (planned cosplay: Izabel)
I'm also definitely going to Kitchener Comic Con in February. I haven't been to a small-scale "comic con" in almost a decade, so I hope I like this one better than the last! ^_^ I'm sure it will help that I'm much more interested in comics now than I was in 2006. It also helps that KCC is offering free admission this year, though you can make a small donation ahead of time to help bring in bigger guests, etc. (planned cosplay: ???)
C2E2 in Chicago will be next - I like to travel somewhere new at least once a year or so, and this year I picked C2E2. While I'm excited about some of their guests, I'm more looking forward to travelling, hanging out, and cosplaying with Ragz, Elemental, Chris & Carrie, Chibik3r0, and of course KW Iron Man. And whoever else I can meet! (planned cosplay: Izabel, Kate Bishop, ???)
Anime North is, as always, Anime North. Probably staffing the masquerade green room again. But maybe, just maybe, I'll enter instead. (planned cosplay: Midna, Mai, ???)
SouSho Sci-Fi Festival is another first year con, and another big travel convention for me, but for SouSho it looks like I will be attending as a cosplay guest! I don't have all the details yet since it's still a while away, but I will be there with KW Iron Man doing our Pepperony thing and experiencing Nova Scotia for the first time! I really hope it will be awesome since I'm going to SouSho instead of Colossal this year.(planned cosplay: Pepper Potts)
Right now there are a few other local cons on my radar, but which I'm not committed to yet, like Ad-Astra and ConBravo. And I also have a return to NYCC in mind, but budget is preventing me from making a decision this far ahead. I wish I could go to one of the Ottawa conventions too, but looks like timing and budget are in the way there as well, since they all seem to be shortly before or after other commitments.
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