So, I decided to go to Anime Saint Louis this year!
However, I have been having a blast -- I didn't expect it to be so fun.
First, I met Eric Vale. AMG! He voices Yuki in Fruits Basket and Trunks in Dragonball Z.
I got him to sign my DVD of The History of Trunks and take a picture with me!
Then I met who is such a sweetheart ( gave me an autograph and drew ensign sue on it for me! ). I also met his assistant Sammi who is a doll, she's amazing. I ended up talking Transformers with them, so excited to see I wasn't alone. Not to mention, I've been a fan of his art for... I don't know HOW long, but it's fantastic. Overall, he was amazing to meet and so was Sammi. :3 I hope to see them Sunday too!
I also met who I commissioned 2 pieces from and my boyfriend commissioned one. He is a great artist and I also got caught talking Transformers with him. I love that he actually spoke to me and oh goodness -- his art skills make me so happy. I loved the commission I got from him and the one my boyfriend got for me... and I can't wait to see the one on Sunday! I just couldn't help getting a commission this year -- I am crying tears of joy because I found someone that did Transformers this year!
I also cosplayed Vanellope Von Schweets on Saturday. I actually glued candy into my hair -- I think it looked alright. I got a lot of hugs and some pictures. I was glad with the response I got. This was my first time really doing any type of full-body cosplay that wasn't just ears and a tail like my houndoom. I was really pleased. I was also pleased with the response to my boyfriends cosplay of Scarecrow... I think he was too... x3
I really don't want to get kicked back to reality Monday...
This weekend has been a well needed vacation from life in general ( school, work, STL ).
SEX OFFENDER ALERT AT ANIME SAINT LOUIS AND SAINT LOUIS/MISSOURI/MIDWEST CONVENTIONS.
If you see/saw this guy: [link]
Please, please -- get help and/or travel in a group.
He is on familywatchdog and on this website as well: [link]
Also, yes -- I did have a personal run-in with him many-a-time ( more than I should have ). He bothered me and I didn't appreciate his attitude each time.
His name is Alexander C. Shields and while his offense was in 2001 ( against a 14 year old ), he has been causing trouble and I am sorry -- he should not be in a con situation.
So, please be aware and please be on the lookout. Conventions are supposed to be for fun, making friends, and so much more. However, things like this do happen and that is why
if we are aware of what is going on in our surroundings, we can better protect ourselves and the people who are there for a good time.
So, travel with friends and make sure you know your safe havens around you. Also, make staff / security aware that he is in the area so they can keep an eye on him and/or escort him out.