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It is always my desire to go to Anime Central Convention (ACen) in Chicago to meet my good friend :iconsentinel28a:.  But something always happens and I have yet to see it happen. 

Well, until then, I have to settle with local or convention close to Lexington.  This one is right in the middle of Lexington, so I made time to visit the convention.  It's been held here several times, so I was a bit surprised that I haven't heard about this before.  It's not as big or comprehensive as ACen (probably about 300-400 attendees), but it's a lot of fun.

The best attraction of any anime convention is the cosplay.  Come on, we all do it every year, dressing up like superhero or princess or pirates or [name any character here].  It's called Halloween.  Well, Halloween comes early this year and although most superheroes are from Capcom (NO, NO, NOT Capellan Comfederation, mind you Battletech freaks!) instead of Marvel or DC, and the girls wear Japanese high-school uniform instead of Disney princesses, and the pirates wear straw hats instead of bandanas and eyepatches, it's still a lot of fun.  In some case, more fun than the real Halloween.

A fairy from an online comic and Katie Jones... James... Holmes... I don't know

Usagi the Sailor Moon shopping for more fake hair =D

Ryu giving Chun Li a shoulder massage ("Let's Get Ready to Rumbeeeeeeee.......")

Kirito from Swords Art Online, Hajime (I don't know where from), and a very weird Davy Crockett

The convention also has a game room where lots of games (mostly Japanese-based but there are several WarCraft stations) are available for everybody to try out. 

Not only computer games, table-top games are also available

This is Naruto playing Magic The Gathering with some overweight American ;p

He was so good he beat the first guy and then challenged two more overweight Americans

On the other part of the convention are the vendors that sells Japanese merchandise: manga, bubblegum, toys, chibi models, posters, etc etc

The convention also has discussion panels about every aspects of anime

This is a typical discussion panel available at around 4 in the afternoon.

Empty?  That's because its talking about the boring aspect of Japanese culture.  Let's see if the room is still empty much later that day.....

But what I'm most excited of is the Artist Alley where I can meet and watch artists work in front of my eyes.

I happened to meet a fellow deviantArt artists, :iconhollens: that was promoting her online comic Kri (also available here in dA).  And like typical deviantArt artists, Hollens accepted commission, but the cool thing was she did it right away.  I only had to wait 20 minutes.  I would ask for my OC's like Parker or Saskia but then I had to explain them.  So I just asked for well established anime character "Can you draw me Lynn Minmay?"  Of course I have to ask for Minmay, the first international anime superstar.  Hollen's partner dug up the images from I-pad and on she worked...

It's amazing to see her work right in front of me.

Holly cow..... :laughing:

And if you know me, you know I just have to do this....

How appropriate!

Thank you Hollens, you rock!!!


2014 Point Commission:

- Kat Wylder: surprise gift
- The-Colonel-382: waiting for request

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DarkspeedXZ Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014   General Artist
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Harry-Botter Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hello are you open for request?

I have some cool Request ideas.

an sexy woman or other normal woman/mann (other?)  slays an pack of werewolves or lizardman

she/he stand on the top of the dead monster mountain with an winning position or sit on some dead monster body.…… <--from american dad ,rpg episode, nice positions

if you dont like to draw werewolves ?

Dinosaurman or lizardman would be awsome too.

lizardman concept here…

werewolf concept here…

If you dont like it im would be really happy to see this Werewolf in some cool position…

or in other color…

if you dont like werewolves , the lizardman from heavy metal 2000 would be awsome too ^^…

It would be so nice when you find time & interest on one of this Request .
Im not an good Artist but have some nice ideas ,it would be so fantastic when an wonderful Artist like you can do it.

Have an wonderful nice day
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manzaan83 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fave!
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DivJustice Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Thanks for the fav. Bear in mind that I do commissions and requests from time to time ;) (Wink)
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