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Overload 2014… what a fun experience. How can I best sum it up? “I came, I saw and I was pleasently surprised.” Yes, I guess that would sum it up correctly. When ever people hear about convention there usually are only three possible reactions:
- OMG! I neeeeeedz to be there! When? Where? What should I wear??
- Eh, it’s just going to be overcrowded and overpriced.
- I don’t care for those events. (Shame on you…)
To be honest, at first, I wasn’t too sure about it either, but as mentioned earlier I was pleasently surprised. The people were all very friendly and none of the cosplayers got upset when they were asked by the 30th person if they can take their picture. The prices were reasonable and the salespeople weren’t too pushy.
I would only have one complaint and that is the lack of food options. But then again, that was to be expected. Well and the fact that the weather wasn’t really on our side. The event started at 10am and went until 6pm, but personally I only stayed there for about 2 to 3 hours. Why? Well because my money was disappearing rather quickly and I didn’t have much else to do.
But of course I did promise you guys some pictures. And I’m not going to disappoint 🙂 Here are some of the Cosplayers. (brace yourself for a wave of pictures)
and some more pictures
And my personal favorite :
Of course you’ll also get to see some pictures of the convention itself. Let me know if you can spot someone ^^
Of course we can’t forget the special guest that attended this year. Yoshitoshi ABe. He did a live drawing at the convention and the picture was auctioned off. The money from that will be used to fund Overload 2015, and you can be sure I’ll be there. Here’s a picture of his live drawing (personally I think she looks rather tired ^^)
All in all a very very fun experience and I’m rather tempted to attend the next convention in Auckland. Which should be Armageddon at the end of October. If I decide to go you can be sure I’ll bring you plenty of pictures 🙂
Oh and of course I ended up buying a few things here and there, so here’s a picture of my current collection. Still very tiny, but reasonable considering I started last month xD
I’m sure you can tell there is a special one among them. My very very adored Zoro. So here’s a close up ^^
I appologize for the weird layout, but I’m still trying to get WordPress to behave properly when I insert pictures.
But I guess that’s enough from me for now.
As always comments, likes and shares are welcome. And a big thank you to all those amazing cosplayers for letting me take their picture 🙂