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27 / M / Baton Rouge, Loui...
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Posted 9/22/15 , edited 9/22/15
Numa Rei no Con in 2005 in Westwego, Louisiana.

I had to have been either 16 or 17.

I didn't expect to actually be going and I didn't know what to expect so I pretty much walked around the convention center being a COMPLETE DORK (for an anime convention), I sung the national anthem with Samantha Inoue-Harte (which looking back at it, wasn't that embarrassing but I'm still gonna say it was) before watching this one guy completely KILL on the DDR game.

I played the Taiko game for the first time and was HOOKED (seriously, why don't we have that here?) and was explained as to what "cosplaying" was.

I figured that since this was Louisiana, I'll never see another anime convention again but like five years later, I found myself looking for anime conventions in Louisiana on a whim only to get introduced to LouisiANIME, MechaCon and the like.

I haven't stopped since.
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Posted 9/27/15
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Can't wait until the next one. best 4 day weekend ever and ruined my summer, because nothing was more fun lol
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Posted 9/27/15
Ill be going to Anime Matsuri here in Hawaii in November. It will be my first convention so we shall see how it goes!
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Posted 10/11/15
Mine was Ohayocon at 16. The first time I cosplayed was Ohayocon at 21! 5 years later
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Posted 10/16/15
kawaii kon 2015 i was 18
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24 / F / Los Angeles
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Posted 10/16/15
Anime Expo 2004, I believe. Back when it was at the Anaheim convention center. Really opened my eyes to the fabulous hobby of cosplaying. Been going every year ever since!

Who remembers Man-Faye?
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27 / M / Daten City
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Posted 10/18/15
Katsucon 2014. Didn't cosplay but had a blast. Amazing Kill la Kill cosplayers before the anime was even over [at the time]. Had much more fun 2015 though when I did cosplay and attended group meets/did shoots ^_^
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25 / F / Huntsville
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Posted 10/27/15
Not really anime convention but Nerdcon 2015. There were a lot of cosplayers, toys, shirts, books, and many more. I had a great time and brought a Sailor Moon keychain.
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21 / M / Michigan
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Posted 10/28/15
I'm going to my first one next year in July with a buddie of mine. Anime Expo LA
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F / UK
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Posted 10/28/15
I went to a few computer conventions as a kid but I don't really remember much about it besides finding bootleg pokemon games.

First anime convention I went to was MCM Manchester 2014. I spent most of the day waiting for my friend in the queue to enter after that I realised buying tickets in advance is essential!!
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Posted 10/28/15
I accidentally stumbled into it while attending GP London for Magic the Gathering in July... Walked out with cat ears without meaning to buy them... Confused the f*** out of my opponent
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23 / F / California
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Posted 1/27/16
My first anime convention was in 2008. I went to Anime Expo and I was fifteen years old.
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22 / M / Internet
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Posted 1/27/16
The first anime convention I went to was last august (2015). It was called the Asheville regional anime convention (in Asheville, North Carolina) and it was really small. My friend who does photography/film was hired to make a compilation video of the convention so they could use it to promote the convention for the next year and since he knew I knew more about anime than him he had me help out. So basically all I did was go around and find cosplayers and group them together for shots or interviews and also scout out locations to get good panning shots and stuff all day. I didn't really get a chance to look around the booths until the last hour and most of the stuff I would have bought (there were a couple of posters I liked) was sold out. The only thing I ended up buying was a Satsuki Kiryuin keychain which I still have on my keys now. I didn't meet any people outside of the other people in the film group (well I talked to plenty of people but didn't make any new friends).
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16 / M / Redmond Oregon
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Posted 1/31/16
I never find out about conventions in time to make time to go to one. Maybe one day though.
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I think it was Anime Expo.. In.. 2010? Maybe? But my first SD Comic-Con was in 2007, when you could just walk up and get tickets and roam around with room to breathe.
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