Wow, I need to start updating my site more often. It was week before last week that I went to Manchester Anime and Gaming Convention 2018 but I never got around to post about it on my site.
Well, here’s the lowdown.
The actual convention was fun. It was not as big as last year or at least it did not feel as big as last year’s. The floor was jam-packed on the Saturday and I dedicated the entire day to taking photos and recording for my vlog.
Recording cosplayers was a bit tricky because there was not enough space for them to pose and with the rain pouring down, cosplayers stayed in most of the time. I took a lot of photos though which you can find on my Facebook page.
As for the convention itself, it was pretty standard stuff with some nice add-ons. The Gaming Section was on the first floor and had classic Nintendo games on the NES to Super Smash Bros, Halo 5 and Mortal Kombat.
Merch was pretty cool ranging from t-shirts to collectables and Animes. It was standard stuff, nothing new.
But there was something that I was not expecting to be there – a maid café. Set up by Arcadia Maid Café, the idea was that food will be freshly prepared for customers and when you are having food, the maid would sit down, talk and play Pokemon with you. While I can imagine that it was nowhere near the Maid Cafés in Japan, I can appreciate the attempt. The problem I had with the café was the actual food. The Pikachu Pizza I ordered was burnt from the base and it was so hot that it burnt the plastic plate.
I sat out on the after-party on the Saturday night as I was tired thanks to my full-time job.
On the Sunday, I dressed as Mafiaso Deadpool and had fun just walking around meeting kids and grown-ups alike while uttering lines like, ‘Deadpool’s here to make you an offer you cannot refuse.’
So, in other words, it was good. I just wish the floor was a bit more spacious but I think there were some renovations taking place. That’s why, there was not a lot of space to walk around.
You can check out the full vlog below: