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Monday, July 18, 2022

Animazement 2022

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
May 26 – 28, 2023

I'm finally going to cons again. Animazement is the largest anime convention in NC. It's held at the Raleigh, NC Civic Center. The venue required vaccination proof and masks inside.

Conventions have become hybrids. You can attend in person or virtually. I think this is great. If you can afford to go or can't attend in person for other reasons you can still catch the cool panels offered.

It wasn't as large as it has been but it was its first time back since the pandemic started.

I spend most of my time in Artist Alley and the vendors' room. I've included pics I took of cosplays and cool things you could buy.

I didn't get to any panels. But I did stop in on the one with the lady who sings the Sailor Moon theme song...guess what else she is famous for? The Hot Pockets ad song!

I've wanted to make this comic book dress for a while. I debuted it at Animazement. A trial run for future comicons.
I'll have a post about how I made it soon!

I didn't know a lot of the anime characters because I only follow a few. Mainly Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Slayer. But there was a Michael Myers (he had a speaker playing his theme music).

One of my favorite shows form this year is Our Flag Means Death. This cosplayer nailed Lucius.

I don't know this group's reference but they put a lot of work into it.

Awesome gender-bender Sukuna and Akaza

This was the artists' room (taken early on Friday when it wasn't that busy yet)

There were big banks of prize vending machines. You bought tokens and used them to get mini figures of your favorite animes

You can't have an anime con without long stuffed huggable cat pillows. They love their plushies!
Loved these crocheted nerd things. 

Cool fantasy goblets and shot glasses.

So many dragons! I wanted a magic lamp so bad!

Check out the cool details on these earrings!

I could kick myself for not buying this!

Murder chicken!

So many awesome artists!

I did buy this little dude :)
Bought some fanart of big villains!
(Akaza from Demon Slayer, Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen, and Sangwoo from Killing Stalking which is a webcomic)

Got some fanart of the K-pop ground Stray Kids (my favorite!)

Even the business cards of artists are worth grabbing!

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