First and foremost, Magfest was awesome. Not as awesome as the previous year mind you, since a friend of ours had to drop out last minute due to a family emergency and the con scheduling left us with a lot of free time between panels which often resulted in boredom and uncertainty. However, we got to meet our favorite contributors from TGWTG.com which always makes everything worth it, and we got to participate in some new panels hosted by them, including a trivia contest (which I won) and an script reading contest (again, also won). Also I got to see my favorite man in his purdy hat which is always wonderful. Nerf battle was huge with 99 participates (excluding spectators) but it was super organized and it gave me an opportunity to show off my new nerf gun (although I did get shot down by an opposing group after stupidly kamikazing into them). Pictures and video were taken with pics being featured in my gallery and video soon to come.
Most of the time in between then and June, I spent mostly working, watching movies, editing videos and vlogs, and getting throat infections. There were a couple of interesting times spent with friends and family, including going to the Robbie Burns Dinner (which celebrates Scottish heritage), attending a friend's wedding, watching 2 live riffings of MST3K on the big screen, helping with the opening of a new doggie day care center, watching plays at the Paper Mill Playhouse theater, and seeing my mom graduate from Kean University with a masters in Public Administration (for which I am incredibly proud )
The last con I've been to was Animenext which was a pleasant experience as always. First day started off rough with terrible weather which restricted us to certain buildings and a lackluster schedule of things to do. Saturday was the best as the weather got significantly better and we got to enjoy the outdoors while dressing in awesome cosplays. Sunday was decent too though as stated, not much was going on aside from last minute shopping. Starting to think that maybe next year, I'll only go to Animenext for one day instead of 3, since Saturday in when all the interesting stuff happens, But hey, depends on if they actually get some decent guest stars next year. Again, picture and video were taken, with pics featured in the gallery and video to come soon
Speaking of my videos, I'm slowly getting everything done. The Connecticon and NYComic-Con vid in now complete and featured on my youtube as well as various vlogs and reaction videos to various movie releases. Next up to be finished is the Magfest videos, AnimeNext videos, Springfield files podcast and episode 3 of Down the Rabbit Hole. Let's hope I can get all that done before the year is up.
As for future plans, my next big con won't be until January for Magfest where once again, I'll be attending all 4 days. As stated, I will not be attending NY Comic Con due to the insane overcrowding and financial drain from last year. Also, I may or may not be attending Monstermania Con in August and if I do, it'll only be for one day due to financial restrictions. In the meantime, my RL goals are to find either a second job or a new and better full time job, get myself a car, finally move out of my moms and into my own apartment with my boyfriend, and to get started on a film career by making independent movies and skits. Sounds like a lot of work and frustration await me, but I know it'll ultimately be worth it.
In the meantime, enjoy my pictures and watch my 2 youtube channels for movie reviews, comedy sketches and all out goofyness