Guest this year in attendance included the The Abridgers; Brentalfloss, Masako X, X the dark one, Faulerro Little Karibo, Ellie Monty and Maggie Blue O’ Hara (Bulma DBZ, Madison from Cardcaptors and more). Between them we got a lot of Yu Gi Oh, Dragon Ball Z and Cardcaptors merchandise signed for the Charity Auction Gala. With a signed Vegeta canvas from Canime sold for £45!
one of the best panels was Maggie Blue O Hara and Masako X talking about their experiences within voice acting. Getting an agent is the first step and then auditions and a good show reel is the next step. Masako X didn’t have to worry about this as he and the Abridgers do it independently themselves. It was great to hear of the differences of working on top pf the Japanese anime or to work alongside the animation being made – having more freedom and working with the whole team.
|Maggie Blue O’Hara signs a Vegeta print Canvas from Canime|
The Cosplay Auction was a great spectacle to watch seeing so many kind people sell their time for charity – we saw a pair of Panty and Stocking cosplayers (one of which was Jess’s Dresses) went from over £170, Second was Baymax who went for £150. Any money made was highly appreciated and together with the money from the Charity Auction Gala about £5,000 was made !
Some other great panels included Anna’s S’s photography panel, The cosplay courtroom by League of Extraordinary Cosplay and Myself, Working with Worbla with Tabatha Hastie and Late night with Brentalfloss. i also found the late night karaoke happening at the same time as the Ball was brilliant – whoever sang ‘and all of that Jazz’ you were amazing!
All in all a great get away from the daily norm. Where you can dress as you like and not get judged and meet like minded people and join random games and streetpassing. Find more of my photos here.