Well! It has been quite a while since I did a journal entry, so I thought I'd get one going.
Tons has happened since my first update and I'm quite excited.
To start off, where I live, saiyuki and only a handful of other people are the only cosplayers in this small city of ours, saiyuki got a chance to experience her first actual con in one of the bigger cities, but I'm still on the edge of cosplay madness...iv been cosplaying for four years now and still have not been able to attend any sort of event with fellow cosplayers. ( well besides the medieval fayre) and it's really eating away at me,
So, I decided to get a small cosplay picnic going for a few people and ourselves who would either like to begin cosplaying, or wanted to come out of hiding (ha ha) however, this small event soon had over 50 people, and the location could no longer cater...so...it turned into a little hall event, which was decent enough, and not too difficult to organize. As the head organizer ( since I began the whole thing) , I was tasked with arranging this, with the help of saiyuki and new ezio friend we had met at the local fayre,until of course, bigger plans came our way. I received e-mails left right and center from all kinds of gaming groups, plastic molders, larpers etc. and it soon became obvious that I was now, probably going to organize, and entire con.
I also received an e-mail from the con organizers in the larger cities, expressing that they had wanted to start one here in the first place, but really like the design of our banner and name ( which I designed and was quite proud of...since I'm no graphic artist) and would like to work together on this.
I was thrilled of course, and so, I'm in the middle of arranging a meeting for venue scouting and other important details. Although, it struck me, that they probably are not aware, I am only 17 years of age and still in high school, but they seemed happy enough with what I had come up with, and I plan to 'wow' them with a portfolio of options well beyond my age.
So there you have it, the first con I'm ever going to attend, is the one I'm a founder of. I think that's pretty neat? I have a wonderful group of team members, which consist of people my age up to 40, and I think it's fantastic.
(*i also find the concept that I can have people removed off the premises by security,quite fun actually! not that I'm about to go "remove all the people" but if a few harassers get going, I will not hesitate to remove them. I'm trying to make this as fun, safe, and pleasurable as possible, especially for the cosplayers.)
Really really amped to attend and organize our cities first ever CON " Con.ect"
And just in other news....I did Jack Frost..heheh.