Ok I’ve finally recovered enough from AnimeNEXT 2009. Its the first con I’ve actually been to on a Friday. The morning really sucked as the con is hard to get to without a car. Compound that with the trains not working correctly. Not a good start from getting to the new location for AnimeNEXT.
For a first time I planned on bringing two cameras bodies so I wouldn’t have to change out lenses as its outdoors and had a bit of space to work with. But that plan was dashed as while getting my equipment ready I suffered a casualty.
The lens was rendered useless as I couldn’t get the smashed glass off. I did however get it off when I got home by learning filter cutting 101 rather quickly. I thought the lens survived as it focused while I was at the con. But until I got all the glass out and tried it at a different focal length and heard the gears grind in pain.
Other that that the weekend was pretty fun. I ran into bunch of people and met a few new people. I took the time to play with the Lensbaby Composer lens again.
A few costumes were really fun. I really liked the one of Taokaka from BlazBlue. The glowing eyes with a slow shutter speed just made for some funky effects.
After cosplay chess not too much was planned but I ran into a few Steampunk cosplayers before getting ready to get to a train.
And to see everything.
Other than photos I didn’t get much chance to cover any other panels as the panel I was part of took about 5 hours out of the day.