I recently purchased a Sony 35mm f1.4 GM lens for my Sony A7iii mirrorless. I used this pair exclusively at ACen for all my shots. I’m getting a bit old now, and no longer want to carry too much gear on me. So I decided to trim my bag down a bit and go with just two prime lenses, a 35mm and 85mm. With just these two, I should be able to take most photos of either individuals portrait style, or group shots.
I notice that the dance group that usually forms in the main lobby is getting bigger and bigger. I wonder how they organize it since it seems as though strangers can get up to join and do the exact same dance routine as the performers at any time. Do they plan this? Is the song or beat agreed to before hand?
The cosplay scene is so much better than six years ago. Everyone was having fun celebrating not just anime, but whatever fandom they wish to bring and share with others.
Some Sailor scouts. I’m surprised that Sailor Moon is still so well known today.
Among Us, a very popular game people played online together during the 2020-2022 pandemic years.
Full album can be found here.
Pokemon Go Collaboration
I really liked how ACen worked with Niantic to have a special Pokemon Go game event during the weekend. From my count, they had eight special pokestops created for the event that physically coresponded to actual booths or areas of interest of the convention. It was really well done.
Still seeking the secrets of the Unown in Pokémon GO?— Anime Central (@animecentral) May 20, 2023
We’ve heard rumors that the elusive Symbol Pokémon has been seen around Anime Central, so be on the lookout this weekend! You might just encounter Unown A. 😮https://t.co/sHjIJSb3Nb pic.twitter.com/uV2YS7zhBz
Anime Expo is on July 1-4, 2023, and they are also collaborating with Niantic for a Pokemon Go event.
I’m glad that we are moving beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Being isolated from friends/family these past few years was rough. It is great seeing familiar faces once again.
Things seemed much more back to normal now. I imagine that other upcoming summer conventions will be quite fun!