Zenkaikon 2013: Saturday Afternoon Live!
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And hello again from Lancaster County! It’s a beautiful Saturday morning/afternoon and how am I spending it? Inside a convention center seeing panels and presentations and guest Q&A’s and all that other good stuff that would probably be better off happening on a cold, wet weekend, but we don’t control the weather…yet. Last night devovled into what a Friday night at a Con usually becomes: hanging out in hotel rooms enjoying some drinks and playing games. Of course that’s after the panel presentations are over, and the stand-up comedy is done. Yes, I said stand-up comedy. Two different acts actually; Uncle Yo and +2 Comedy, and they are all fabulous people to hang out with. One of the +2 guys is even going to be a part of The Daily Show next month. Sadly the “OMG WTF Did I Just Watch?” panel wasn’t so successful, but I don’t want to rag on the guy presenting it too much, so we’ll leave it at that.
Thankfully the crowd has picked up a bit today so the halls don’t feel quite as dead as yesterday. It’s the usual mix of cosplay…lots of ponies, homestruck and Madoka with a smattering of old stuff and new around. It’s still not a huge crowd by any particular measure, but hopefully it speaks well of this venue’s ability to draw folks out since it’s not particularly close to Zenkaikon’s old home-base around Philadelphia. I also hope that future AMV contests can get better quality productions as this year’s was rather lame overall. A couple of neat videos, mostly in the Drama category of all places, but overall lame. With any luck the rest of the day and evening will be a bit better. Here’s hoping.