Haruko here and back from the depths! I attended my first convention since Agamacon 2018 as an artist alley vendor and I had a blast!
Anime Sekai was based out in Abilene, Texas. It was a pretty small con; but the attendance was quite grand! Everyone was amazing, I was stopped multiple times for photos of my Saix (Kingdom Hearts) cosplay. All in all, this was probably the best convention I’ve ever attended in terms of sales and motivations!
They had a few guests I was unfamiliar with, but I had also just moved to Texas last year and I was still learning faces and names. I say their biggest guest appearance was Paul St. Peter, the voice actor of Xemnas from Kingdom Hearts, and among other roles. I gave him one of my prints (the top image). That was pretty exciting.
9/10 is my overall rating; I take a point off because I feel like the cosplay contest should have included different tiers of judging. I think it’s extremely unfair for cosplayers who purchase simple cosplays online to be competing with those with amazing skills in craftsmanship stealing the show before they had a chance to walk on the stage.
I’m going to try my best to keep this website alive now; I’ll be updating the gallery as I can to highlight finished pieces and the blog for my convention adventures and Arcane Insurrection updates!