Thinking of going to my first anime convention.
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Posted 8/6/14
I was thinking of going to my first anime convention but i'm not sure if I should go or not. So I thought I would ask the people on crunchy roll who've gone to one. Tell me what you think and about your own personal experience. Thanks!
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Posted 8/7/14 , edited 8/7/14
For me, it's the feeling I get when I'm surrounded by people who love anime/manga/VGs/comics/films/etc. just as much as I do. You see all the attendees, the vendors with great merchandise, and all the great cosplays (if you're into that) and it's like WOW, I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!

I also have met and stayed friends with some really cool people at cons. Some conventions can get a bit crowded and it can be overwhelming, but to me, it's totally worth checking out. I would just suggest buying your badge(s) in advance because buying day-of can be frustrating/annoying. :)

My favourite parts are the panels, the group cosplay meets/photoshoots, and vendors hall...so I guess, pretty much everything.
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Posted 8/8/14
I love conventions. Once you go to one then you get excited and cant wait to go to more. i've made so many friends and its nice to be in an environment where everyone shares your interest.
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Posted 8/12/14
Its so fun! I went to Anime North this summer and it was great its to bad that i only went for one day when i couldve gone for 3 but oh well. You should bring extra money to buy some cool merchandise and stuff cause the one i went to had a lot of stuff. They also hand out some free stuff but dont get your hopes up that was just in my experience
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Posted 8/12/14
You should definitely go. It's a great place to meet others who share your interests and the events can be pretty entertaining. Definitely get your badge early though, because sometimes they sell out really fast at the door depending on the con. Also they usually have early bird specials, so it won't cost you as much. Definitely bring money for merch, but be sure to have money for food or bring your own if you can. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement and then completely forget to eat.

I love seeing all the different cosplayers and taking photos. People are usually super nice so they're easy to talk to. All the panels and events expose me to new anime and test my knowledge of old ones, and I love being able to just completely geek out over anime with other people. I'm a super shy person, so they also help me break out of my shell a little. So I highly recommend going.
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Posted 9/3/14
You should defiantly go to anime convention! The panels are can be extremely fun and exciting and everyone always wants to meet their favorite voice actors. You can meet people and not have to worry about if they have some of the same interests as you, like anime, manga, and maybe video games. If that isn't enough there is usually good deals on something in the dealer's room.
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