Oh, you say anime conventions are weird? Hipster Ariel and Alex are not amused with your plebeian opinions.
Read all about Day 3 of FanimeCon after the cut.
Editor’s note: Apologies for being late with the final recap!
We had bad luck with panels in day 3. The first panel we tried attending was the second My Little Pony panel which was canceled due to one of the panelists being unable to make it. The second was the Tumblrin’ at Fanime fan panel. This one was not what we were expecting it to be, and so left before it was finished. As much as we appreciate the SuperWhoLock fandoms, it wasn’t really a panel which we could fully enjoy.
Since our luck with panels had pretty much run dry at this point, most of our focus went to places we haven’t covered yet in these recaps: Exhibit Hall and Artist Alley. If any of you have gone to Anime Expo or some other large convention, you would have seen some familiar vendors. Manga, anime, props, wigs, t-shirts…you name it, it was there for you to bring home.
But far and away the biggest buzz item at FanimeCon 2012 were the Necomimi cat ears. These ears take an EEG reading of your brainwaves and move the ears according to your mood and your concentration. We both tried them out and were pretty impressed with them. Check out the videos of us here and here.
The ears won’t be out for another month or so, but Fanime attendees were able to snag a pair early for a total price of $99 plus tax. According to the exhibitors, they carried only a limited stock.
Artist Alley this year was just as cool as the Exhibit Hall, with so many interesting and talented artists selling their art. There were so many different artists, drawing so many different things, it was hard pressed to find someone who couldn’t find something to walk out with. We each had different artists we checked out and neither of us left empty-handed. So if you’ve been avoiding Artist Alley because you think it’s not for you, you might want to take a second look. There’s so much cool stuff there that I can guarantee you’ll find something awesome.
Unfortunately for us, we didn’t cover Day 4, so this is the last recap of FanimeCon from Population GO. But we have a few more things to show you, so keep an eye out for more FanimeCon coverage in the days to come. So while we leave Fanime with the usual post-convention blues, we’re excited to share the rest of our content with you.
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Thanks for reading our coverage of Fanime Con 2012! Hope you’ll join us next year!