First off, WOW. Thank you guys so much for the amazing support on my newly opened wig commissions. In less than 24 hours I had filled all of my slots. I am still accepting commissions though! There's just a bit of a lineup. And you never know some people may drop out so I will keep things going as swiftly as I can
NOW! On to Banzaicon! This con re-cap is LONGGG OVERDUE! But April was just such a whirlwind month for us.
Banzaicon was even more amazing than it was last year, which was hard to do because last year was PRETTY DAMN AMAZING. This con has one of the best staff that I have encountered at cons. Everyone really truly cares about the quality of the con and the enjoyment of all of the attendees. It blows me away each year when I see their committment and philosophy around Banzaicon. And let's not forget the attendees!!! EVERYONE IS SO WONDERFUL AND SO WELCOMING!!! You guys all make this con as awesome as it is
thank you so much for having us! <3Thursday
We boarded out plane Wednesday morning from Vancouver ad arrived Thursday morning (mindddfuccckkk). One of the convention organizers, Kris, was there waiting for us and he drove us to the hotel. Now it gets interesting...
wasn't due to arrive until a few hours after us, and we haven't spoken to her about what the plan was. I just assumed that they would know to look for Kris, which was a strange assumption on my part since SHE HAS NEVER MET KRIS XD Thankfully, by some luck, *Valdrein
had caught the same plane as
from Copenhagen and they arrived together. Kris eventually found *Valdrein
and they drove back to the hotel where we were tearfully re-united with our bro who has been away in Finland for a few months for school.
Walking up to the hotel we met
(THE SWEDES! 8D) and as a group we all went out for questionable Asian cuisine and then ventured off on dangerous rock climbing adventures on the Norwegian coast
Later that night we all went to the con venue to visit the staff while they were setting up. Then we went to bed to sleep off the jet-lag and prepare for the next day.Friday
was living in another country, we had to film our Norwegian CMV in separate sections.
and I had filmed a little less than half of the clips in Vancouver with the help of
, but we needed to film the finishing scene and all of *Valdrein
's scenes Friday morning in Norway.
volunteered to film for us last minute because ONCE AGAIN I FAILED IN TERMS OF THINKING AOUT LOGISTICS OF PLANS! XD
We all ventured onto the cliffs near out hotel again, and we made *Valdrein
as Merida climb lots of shit and *VandorWolf
and I as Rapunzel and Jack Frost walked around barefoot... in freezing weather XD At one point I walked on ice for a shot. I became a true resident of the north that day XD
The finished CMV can be seen here! [link]
After we wrapped on the CMV we changed into Tony Stark, Lady Loki and Lady Thor and went to the con for the opening and to run our first panel, "Search for the Next Avanger". This panel was so much fun, Thank you so much to everyone who came!! And I was so happy that the audience actually wanted to participate because we had no backup plan if no one had wanted to enter XD YOLO
After the panel we hung around with lots of awesome peeps. An awesome Merida cosplayer, who we had met the year before, gave me an apple and it was DELICIOUS!!! I ate the crap outta that apple.
Then we did an interview for
's school project 8D
That night we went back to the hotel early so that I could edit the CMV for the next day. It took me about 4 hours, but we got it done!Saturday
This was Big Four day, we were dressed as Jack Frost, Merida and Rapunzel and first thing in the morning was out Crossplay panel! So much thanks to everyone who came to this early panel, the room was full and I honestly thought there'd be no one there because of all the awesome dance party action the night before ;D Thank you!
Soon after was the Q&A Panel where we screened the CMV. I LOVED the reaction of the crowd when we started the CMV and they heard the song we'd chosen. It was essentially a really notorious song in Norway, almost exactly like how "Call Me Maybe" is here. Everyone groaned, and then I heard a bunch of people singing along XD
were judging for the cosplay contest, so we watched it and then we all went for dinner in a big ground in between the contest and the final judging.
We hung out with a group of people in a hallway for a while just making faces and generally being.. this:
We went to the rave for a little while and I was greeted by a gang of fellow Jack Frosts doing a crab-like mating dance at me which was FREAKING AMAZING. But because out costumes were not rave-friendly and because we were still short on sleep we left the rave early to get some sleeeeeepppp :3Sunday
This was Blue Exorcist day (Rin, Mephisto and Amaimon). We arrived at the con for a massive Cosplayer Q&A Panel which was a lot of fun. But I quickly realized that my tail kept grabbing people's legs and lifting girl's skirts. It became an issue XD When I went to walk off the stage *CaptainImaginary
had to help me get the chair off my tail CAUSE I WAS TAKING IT ALL WITH ME XD
We met a Yukio cosplayer (
) and completed out brotherhood
Then we ran out wig panel which was really full. Thank you so much to everyone who came!! And a huge thanks to the staff who got us some extra chairs for the audience!!! And huge thanks to the audience members who helped me navigate the Norwegian language version of Powerpoint XD
We went to closing ceremonies, had lots of tearful goodbyes with people (always so hard to leave
) and then we returned to the hotel.
That night we found the ghost of the Wissilioff Hotel and pranked back and forth with the Swedes until 2am.At one point I almost jumped off a balcony. Nothing was ok but everything was beautiful that night.Monday
On Monday we had a mystical picnic with some of the guests and staff of Banzaicon on the cliffs.
After saying out goodbyes to the Swedes and some of the staff we headed off with Hanowara and Theriza to
's cabin IN THE WOODS >8D It was a night of trying to read Norwegian, delicious chicken nachos, a very disturbing Pony Game and drinking Norwegian alcohol and being kicked in the face by it:
The next day we woke up and drove back to Larvik where we met up with Kris and Eirik and went SWIMMING >8D We tried to fight the orbital wave making ball.
Then we all went for pizza, got Banzaicon shirts (YES!) and said out goodbyes to everyone.
It was an amazing con. Thank you so much for everyone who came to talk to us, came to out panels and generally just made this an amazing weekend for us. WE MISS YOU GUYS D: Here's hoping we'll be able to come back to Norway sometime in the future. And hey! Hope I might get to see some of you at Alcon this September too! Wig Commissions
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