Anime Conji 2014.
I'll admit, I'm not entirely sure what to say about this one. Not because it was bad, per se, but because a lot of what was done wasn't really tried before at your standard anime convention. Also, I wound up keeping a promise to myself that I'd go and sit in on some panels. So a double whammy for unusual conventions as a personal experience.
This was specifically supposed to be just an article on how to attend a convention on a budget. However, there is other advice and tips that go beyond budget and touch on the realm of survival. By survival I'm not necessarily talking about saving your life...I’m talking about saving your experience. It does not take much to make a potentially good con experience go south and turn it into a nightmare due to an illness, injury, or other mishap.
So, I've not done one of these in awhile, and I figure now is a perfect time for a new ranting from the mind of this demented little man. Or at the very least a fun little trip through anger and hatred that gives me a little giggle at the shear self destructiveness of it all. Of course I'm talking about the top three rage quits in this genre we all know and love.
Ah, but what is a rage quit? I'm glad you asked. Urban Dictionay defines Rage quit as:
Throwing the poker chips, flipping the Monopoly board, unplugging the Nintendo, taking your ball and going home.
Third year I’ve been to this convention, and the first at their new location of the Sacramento Convention Center. It’s a far larger location situated in downtown Sacramento, and surrounded by all the amenities of a down town area, such as hotels, quickie marts, and food…though that last one wasn’t as important this year as I’ll describe in a bit.
As has oddly become custom, though differently arriving in this case, I wound up flying in on Friday, Day 1. Original plan was to take the train, but I’m not spending thirteen fucking hours in transit when I could drive there in eight. Wound up taking Super Shuttle to the Quality Inn situated about a block away from the convention center down town, where Mayhem and co were already set up.
Damn, where has the time gone?