Holy shit, Otakon is fucking huge!
I haven’t been to Baltimore’s premier anime convention in about 10 years so I was expecting something a little smaller last weekend. Boy was I wrong. Seriously, I was blown away by how big Otakon has gotten. The whole convention center and the outside area was packed with people. I wouldn’t say it was as big as San Diego Comic-Con, but it was damn near close.
Like with any anime convention, there were a lot of awesome cosplayers at Otakon, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a ton of pics. I think the sheer volume of people in one space actually hindered taking pictures a little bit. That’s fine though, I’ll know that next year and come up with an alternate plan.
On another side note about alternate plans: I think I want to take a photography class or something because these iPhone pics are for the birds. I know nothing about photography so I’ll have to take some entry level classes, but if it means I can get halfway decent pics with a better camera it’ll be worth it. Hopefully by the time Otakon 2014 rolls around (or SDCC 2014 for the matter) I’ll be taking better photos for the site.
– Corey Stevenson aka “Geist01”
And the winner for best male cosplayer goes to…