On Sunday 30th June we attended our first ever comic-con and it was conveniently located in our home town. Over the last year, Faith has really gotten into anime and cosplay so when she asked to go to comic-con I was not surprised.
We purchased our tickets in advance. That allowed entry an hour before the doors opened to the pay on the gate crowds. We had no idea what to expect or how busy it would be. I had read that in order to take part in the costume contest you needed to sign up and it was limited to the first 20. Therefore my first mission was to find the sign-up sheet to make sure that Faith got a spot in the contest.
Mission successful – Faith was the first name on the sheet! Now that I had made sure that Faith would be included in the contest, I had time to actually look around and take in the atmosphere.
Taking it all in
For someone like me who does not know very much about the cosplay world, it was quite a sight. There were all sorts of characters wandering around. There was even a dead pool dressed as a Disney princess!
It was not as busy as I imagined it to be, which was a shame. If these types of events do not get enough guests then there is a danger that they will not continue them in the future.
There were lots of stalls and Faith had been worried that there would not be much ‘my hero academia‘ to buy. However, we found a stall full of the stuff, much to my purse’s dismay! Apart from shopping, they had a costume contest and a couple of speakers.
Proud mummy moment!
Faith didn’t win the costume contest, but I was super proud of her for taking part. It was a shame that there was not more to do, but this didn’t seem to bother Faith. She filled her time making videos and making new friends.
The atmosphere at the event was brilliant. Everyone was so friendly, it was really nice to see. Faith made friends with a few other children and they swapped numbers so that they can talk online which was great.
All in all, Faith had a fantastic time which was the most important thing. The Ipswich event was good but could have done with a few more activities to keep people engaged.
Faith now has her sights set on the anime and gaming two-day conference in Norwich in August, so looks like we will be attending that one next!