Conventions, right? Well, to me they’re like beer. I go four months drinking cream ale, then switch to red then have a small two week period in which I only drink stout. That doesn’t mean I stop liking the other kinds altogether. Likewise, I’m kind of in an anime-loving era, but I that doesn’t mean I was going to turn down my chances to go to Montreal’s own Comic Con. Let’s look at some pictures.
I enjoyed it, although I kept comparing it with Otakuthon. It was more massive, but at the same time more stuff to do. Also guests like William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton, James Marsters, Nicholas Brendon and a few more were on hand for autographs… which I really haven’t gotten into really. I did got into Shatner’s conference, but that was about it. Other than that, I did get a couple of knick knacks that I don’t usually find and took a miriad of pictures, so that was fun.
Here’s my observations gathered from Anime Boston, Montreal’s Otakuthon, and the Montreal ComicCon. I see more cosplay on anime conventions. People affect more their speech, the character’s mannerisms and their quirks. A lot more costumes for sure. Comic conventions feel a bit more business-like as comics seem to take precedent. You still find people willing to dress up, just not as much. It’s not only a matter of taste, it’s also perhaps the local flavor – again, I don’t profess to be an expert here. You can read my experience with 2012’s Otakuthon here.
That will do for now.