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, who made sure that we were taken care of in all respects
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
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 (, , 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 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 , and who were cosplaying fire nation Katara, Sokka and Zuko for a photoshoot. Along the way we stalked/ran into an awesome Toph, , and her equally as awesome friend who was cosplaying Lucy from Elfen Lied. and 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 () 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 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 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 (this girl was a natural at improv, so fantastic to work with her!). The skit will be up in the next few weeks
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!