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This is a rather late journal, as N2U was 2 weeks ago XD but better late than never! N2U was a blast :) it's a smaller con, but smaller cons usually means more intimate experiences and that's exactly what N2U was. We made lots of fast friends and saw most people more than once so I feel like we really got spend time with people at this con which was awesome :)

I would like to give a huge thanks to the staff who all worked their asses off to make the con happen and who were all extremely welcoming and kind to us :) Special thanks to our guest liaison, :iconcult-clueless: who made sure that we were taken care of in all respects

Thursday:

We arrived late Thursday night and were greeted at the aiport by Naru, the con chair, and Cult-Clueless. They had brought us both bouquets of flowers and chocolate truffles! What an awesome welcoming party! We were pretty damn impressed by that :3

After checking in we went to bed because by that time it was about 1am XD

Friday:

We explored the section of Ottawa we were in before the con started. After walking around the area we found a breakfast place and ate there. It was all pretty relaxing. Then we went back to the hotel and changed into out Naruto cosplays and prepared for our panel. On the way to opening ceremonies we met a number of awesome folks (:iconimspiritb:, :icontsukune:, :iconderangedspazz: and many others who's DA's I have not found yet!). After the opening ceremonies was out first panel, the Wig Panel, which went extremely well :) a huge thank you to everyone who came and asked questions and dealt with my crazy diamond of a laptop



We spent our time after the panel chatting with people and taking photos. Everyone was so friendly! 8D



Saturday:

Saturday was Avatar day, so I had to wake up around 5am to shave my head 100% bald and then paint on my arrows and lines. It look a lot less time than expected, so I spent the rest of the morning putting hairspray on myself to ensure that the paint wouldn't come off XD
We headed to out morning panel, which was way busier than I was anticipating considering it was so early XD



In between we met up with :iconcult-clueless:, :iconzehsexiiroxas: and :iconzozoblackiechan: who were cosplaying fire nation Katara, Sokka and Zuko for a photoshoot. Along the way we stalked/ran into an awesome Toph, :iconyume456:, and her equally as awesome friend who was cosplaying Lucy from Elfen Lied. :iconeverage: and :iconhenrickson: were kind enough to take photos for us. It was VERY cold!!! I can't believe that any of us survived that without frostbite on out toes because we all had out shoes off XD




We ran out second panel and it went VERY well. We premiered "The GAang" and I embarrassed myself on stage: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-OQi0… Thank you guys so much for participating and being an all around awesome audience. I had a lot of fun at out panels :)
At one point an adorable Haku and San from Spirited Away asked for a photo from us and passed the camera to Harley Quinn (:iconauthenticem:) who got in a war of attrition with the camera. This girl was awesome, and her + technology became the running gag of the con XD We also met up with a fantastic Death the Kid cosplayer who was on an exchange from Germany, she was so sweet!

After the panel the talented :iconhenrickson: did another shoot with us. We tried the pool but couldn't do much, so we went back outside and took a few photos :) by the end of it I had to admit I was shaking with cold (I didn't have a shirt on!!!). But I wanted to take photos with a Chii Blocker who helped us out with the shoot so I pushed past the shaking cold which ultimately gave me a cold. BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!!! >8D

After that was the Masquerade. So many awesome entries! The winner of Best in Show was a spot on Effie Trinket cosplayer who went to the max for her character. She had multiple handmade Effie costumes for the con.
Cult-Clueless took us for dinner and then we came back to the con and met up with :iconcosplaycanada: who was dressed as Slenderman and had bought me PIE for my Dean Winchester cosplay. THIS WAS THE BEST THING EVER!!! We filmed a skit concluding our Dean vs. Slenderman skit (www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOLpFp…. Along the way we pulled in some willing actors including an adorable Kite and Sora cosplayer and my favourite female Deadpool ever :iconelectricvisuals: (this girl was a natural at improv, so fantastic to work with her!). The skit will be up in the next few weeks ;)

Sunday:

Sunday was Kuroshitsuji day. We had a lot more free time this day, and we mostly spent it winding down and chatting with people which was wonderfully relaxing.

We did out final panel which went very well and we said a fond farewell and a huge thank our to everyone who had attended out panels over the weekend. I wish I could give shoutouts to all of the wonderful people we talked to, but this journal is long enough as it is (believe me it's been hard to choose what to include and what not to! If I wasn't being selective here we'd be here all day XD). We miss you guys :(



N2U was an awesome convention. We really enjoyed the people, the setting and the mood of the con. It was very unique, specifically with how close and familiar everyone seemed to be (tight knit community I guess you'd call it XD). I really hope that we will be able to return to a con in the Ontario/Montreal area sometime soon!!! We met so many welcoming, hilarious and friendly people that I can't imagine never seeing them again. Our time there was far too short :(

Here's to the good times at N2U! Thank you for having us!

Photo credits:
:iconeverage:
:iconcult-clueless:
:iconhenrickson:
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PrisimHex Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Hi! My name is John Price on Facebook! I had first reccomended N2U on Facebook and I never thought you'd even read it! So thanks!
On another note: Im SO SORRY I COULDN'T COME! My family had a huge loss. Aswell as financial problems so I couldnt go. But I hope you enjoyed Ottawa! I feel so bad. Cause its my DREAM to meet you and Nova ;-;. But Im grateful you came and had a good time! 

- Devoted FDP Fan

Oh also. Feel free to Add me on Facebook if you two would like? I inform a LOT of cosplay groups on Upcoming Cons in the Ontario area (:
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SplitNinja Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice last picture.xD
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Luxaji Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
It was great to get a chance to meet and talk to you at the con ^^ I hope to see you guys at another con in the near future since it looks like it was N2U's last year~ Keep practising your Gangnam styling!
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cosORPHs Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I MISSED YOUR NARUTO COSPLAYSS SEEING THEM AGAIN MAKES ME HAPPYY!!!
YOU DID A AMAZING AANG AND EVERYTHING LOOKS GREAAATTT
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XsakaXryuX Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Hi Team Magma grunt here! It was so amazing to meet you guys, and your panels were the most useful ive been to in a while :D thank you so much for coming and hope to see you again!
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gaatar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Is there a video for your wig panel anywhere? I was really sad that I missed it.^^
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Cult-Clueless Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My deepest apologies for everything! LOL I promise I am not actually crazy all the time. Cons bring out my wilder side~ Outside them I am the opposite. I also felt like the most unintentional stalker but I just wasn't sure how people would behave with you and Nova as guests but at least I didn't have to be authoritative toward anyone!

aaaaaan hopefully our city gets a new con sometime soon though. Such a shame we lost another one //sighsigh

Anyway, hopefully we run into each other again in the future, be it at Anime Revolution, or somewhere in Europe, or some other area of the world.
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AnimeLoverofAwesome Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I MISSED YOUR NARUTO COSPLAY SO MUCH!!!!! I love all the ones you're doing now but it's nice bringing back the classic. You make a great Aang!!! Love you're pictures~!
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Faxen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Sounds like you had a ton of fun! I'm so glad you got to meet Tesla, she's an awesome person :) And thanks for the autograph X'D
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Cult-Clueless Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG MAX. NO ONE ASKED FOR YOUR OPINION. GO AWAY (<3)
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