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Anthrocon 2012



Anthrocon 2012

Back from Anthrocon and I had an amazing time. I had not had this much fun at a convention in a very long time. Over the years I had grown tired of cons and was not sure what to do about them. I cut down on cons and decided to get a bit picky about the ones I was wanting to attend. I think the biggest issue of it all was going with someone who really did not want to be there, which at the time was my ex husband Adam. He was OK with going to cons but never fully thrilled as he was never that into it as much as I was. This time around things were a bit different, I was going to meet up with my boyfriend who actually does enjoy these sort of events. With that being said, I roomed with Tivadu, Frazzle and Rosco. We all get along so well that I knew we were going to have a blast that weekend. AC has changed a lot in the last 4 years I have skipped going. It got huge! I can easily say that I barely know most everyone there which made me feel really old in a way. So many young faces I did not know who was who. I was able to meet a lot of new people and re connect with old friends. I tried to divide my time up as much as possible and do as much as possible but with any convention you are juggling a little bit of everything. I wanted to make sure I spent as much time as I could with Rosco as I don't get to see him as often, and I did :D.

Anthrocon 2012

I was actually really happy to see and hear from people that they had been concerned about me with everything that had happened this year. Many approached me and said they were really happy to see me in better spirits. It really brought a smile to my face to see people care :). I know I am not super close with a lot of people but still that was very touching.

Anthrocon 2012

Anthrocon 2012

I suited in a doggie suit at had for the convention, Rosco being similar in size to me was able to wear it as well (huge bonus we can share suits :D, means more fun in the future). We ran around in our kigurumis as well and dressed up as trashy furries too :D. We dress up for the fun of it and we made a lot of people laugh in our trashy outfits.

Anthrocon 2012

Anthrocon 2012

Kkitty wore my doggie too, so if you see a tiny rottie you will know who it is :D.

Anthrocon 2012

Anthrocon 2012

The convention had a lot of highlights, I was able to do so much and really relax. Granted I am exhausted from the convention itself but we had so much fun. I am truly over joyed that I have a boyfriend that enjoys this, accepts me for who I am and can easily joke around with me. I feel like I am no longer hiding anything and can just be me.

Anthrocon 2012

Anthrocon 2012

Anthrocon 2012


Photo Galleries (Photos taken by Rosco, Frazzle and Myself) Using the Lytro/SLR and Snap and Shoot

http://www.flickr.com/photos/latinvixen/

https://pictures.lytro.com/valentina.caicedo/stories/47517

Anthrocon in a nutshell:

-Sleeping in a tiny bed (2 adults one single bed, kinked back)
-Our horrible conversations about what we can do with socks
-Things we did with socks :P
-Using frazzles pillow as padding (I hope you enjoy that Matt ;)
-Learning that putting your hand on someones stomach while sitting is super creepy
-Learning more "creepy" touches so I can harass my friends
-Martinis are my favorite drinks hands down. I get pretty stupid with them
-External flashes are amazing, can't wait to set mine up like that :D
-Don't be afraid to try new things, even if they are out of your comfort zone ;)
-Pepto drinking down the streets, we were so classy
-Holding your boyfriends hand, something as simple as that can be so rewarding
-Dancing like a Tard
-Getting inspired by other costumes, dancers and photographers
-Raiding monoyashas table (super happy with your stuff)
-Being way to goofy most of the con, but loved it
-Ridiculous badge name "Gooby Pls" totally going to keep going with this trend
-No more hair parties! (stop shaving and cutting your hair in my room ;)
-Cleaning lady from hell
-Running around dressed like a total idiot and my boyfriend doing the same (bar time ridicule)

Comments

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kashmere_horse
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
Awesome to know it was so good!
The photos sure do make it look like it was a ton of fun! :D

tooiebird
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
I was surprised that you recognized me before I recognized you!! It was great to see you and I'm glad you had a fun time!! I hope to see you at many more cons! <3
fenn
Jun. 20th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
Your furry outfits are really nice, especially your guy's. Makes him look like a sad dad.
henriekeg
Jun. 20th, 2012 08:23 am (UTC)
Glad you had a blast! Things are looking up :) Love the outfits, haha.

And gosh I didn't know kkitty was so small, I want to make a costume for her now!

How are you liking the Litro, btw? I find the technology awesome, but I can't think of that many uses for it. Same with our 3D camera that we bought in Japan, it's awesome but not really for casual photographing, also since I can only view the pictures in 3D on the camera's screen itself for now. It will be great for at EF though :D
latinvixen02
Jun. 20th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
The lytro is fun but it is a toy. I still carry my other cameras with me but fun to take a few photos here and there with it. I don't regret getting it, just a very different sort of camera to play with. As long as you know it has its limitations then you will enjoy it :).
kkitty23
Jul. 2nd, 2012 12:07 am (UTC)
I'm 4'11" D: The tiniest friend in the whooooole world x3
p_pardus
Jun. 20th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
It was good to see you a few times at AC be it briefly. I'll have to come up to you next time and chat some rather than just waving to you from a distance. :)

It was also good to see you enjoying yourself at the con and seeing you like you were before you started not enjoying them. Glad to see being with a different mix of people has made con-going fun again for you!
mochifox
Jun. 21st, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
Aww I'm so glad to hear you had a good time. I know we don't get to talk often due to busy careers and being on two ends on the Country, but I'm sincerely happy for you, Val.

"I feel like I am no longer hiding anything and can just be me."

That there is an awesome feeling to have, and I hope you always feel that way.
tilt_longtail
Jun. 22nd, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
heh, always nice to see youuuu.
drakenbyte
Jun. 22nd, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
It was nice to see you for a fleeting bit~! Next time a prerelease comes out, you, the boy, and Lacy REALLY NEED TO COME. <3 Hahaha dragonnnnnnssss this time around!
kkitty23
Jul. 2nd, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
I HAD SO MUCH FUN!!! Thanks again (for the millionth time) for letting me hop in the rottie suit x3 I had such a blast. You are one of the most awesomest people to chill with and I always feel so cool that you let me tag along ;3;

Can't wait for the next con!
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