My experience @ Arcane Maid Cafe in Anime Impulse 2016

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The maid cafe (Arcane Cafe) was probably the highlight of Anime Impulse 2016. Arcane Cafe has the cutest maids this west side of Mississippi (Just kidding, I can’t claim that for sure, that should be their hook though). There were 4 people hanging out with a maid. It was a chill environment. The food and drink was pretty good. I had strawberry cake, a latte, and Bawls energy drink.

We played Jenga (Which I’m horrible at), Cards Against Humanity, and sang karaoke (John Legend and Frank Sinatra). I lost at Jenga so I had to do an embarrassing dance in front of everyone. Cards Against Humanity was too funny because most of us have a twisted sense of humor, lol.

After playing, we sang “Hotline Bling” by Drake to another table. Their reaction was awesome, haha. Then we played Counter-Strike (I’m not very good at this game) and League of Legends (ARAM mode) on their latest gaming computers.

All in all, I made friends (the party). If you were thinking of going to a maid cafe, I’d recommend it. It was a blast!

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Squad pic with new con friends and Maid Lulu ^_^
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My past experience at Anime LA 2013 (California convention)

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Anime Los Angeles is an annual 3-day convention that’s located at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. Like most anime cons, it pretty much includes any other fandoms (American comics, TV, movies, etc.) My friends and I went on Saturday January 5, 2013 for one day. This con is bigger than PMX, but smaller than AX.

At one point, we had 19 people going as a group in a Facebook group, but it was kinda my fault. They made other plans with family/friends. 5 people went, though. I asked my friend’s grandma to sow me a Kirito costume, but there wasn’t much time.

I was reppin’ Reddit here and I met a fellow Redditor, who was a voice actress in League of Legends. She says she browses the My Little Pony subreddit. I took less pics because we went to panels. My friends and I went to this panel that was titled “How to Make Anime Music.”

I made a mistake of not buying stuff early at the exhibition hall at my first con (Pacific Media Expo). My friends made fun of me for waiting -_- I didn’t know the shops closed that early. I made sure this time to buy my anime memorabilia on time. I think at this con, we watched episodes 1 and 2 of Planetes.

My friends and I went to the video game room and I was happy to see Playstation All-Stars being played because we played that a lot at the time. At night time, my group split apart. My friend and I wandered (read: got lost) and found the Marriott hotel pool. It was awesome sitting poolside at night with the lights on and everyone in cosplay!

 

The rating: 4/5

 

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Kickin’ it poolside at the Mariott.

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My past experience at Pacific Media Expo 2012 (PMX) in LA, California

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Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is a small, annual 3-day convention that was created by Mike Tatsugawa. It is mainly an anime/manga con at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport on November 9-11, but there is anything nerd culture pretty much (video games, movies, TV shows, comics).

It was my first con ever. My friends and I went Saturday, one day ($40). I told them a week before the expo so we couldn’t plan to cosplay. I knew a month or two before, but it just crept up on me suddenly. The con wasn’t that big so we didn’t have to wait a long time to get our badges. It was located at a hotel so I’m sure people who didn’t know about the con turned their heads.

I got excited every time I saw Adventure Time cosplays, lol. I met Little Kuriboh of the Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series YouTube fame and was super psyched about it. He was extremely friendly and chill. Oh Gawd, I was starstruck! I wish I got him to do some of the voices, xD I also met Filipina cosplayer Mizziemie without realizing it. She had a spot on cosplay of Yoko Littner from Gurren Lagan.

I don’t remember going to a lot of panels. We just took a bunch of pics. I remember lining up for a Hatsune Miku concert outside, but getting kicked out because there was too many people. There was also a video game room, but I’m terrible at fighting games, haha. There was a Naruto fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Persona 4 Arena, and Resident Evil 6.

The exhibition hall wasn’t that huge. You can walk around and see the shops in a short amount of time. I bought some buttons and pins to put on my backpack. One of them was the “L” symbol from Death Note and a button that says “Anime: Drugs would be cheaper.” Other than that, I forgot if I bought anything else. My friends bought swords and gifts for other people.

The rating: 3.5/5

Don’t go expecting it being like Anime Expo status. I guess I gave it a little bit of a higher score because it was my first con.

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