After a superb Park Inn breakfast, the second day of Kitacon
began for Animetion. First stop was the dealer's room
which was open from 9am to 5pm. Amongst the dealers present
were Genki Gear,
and Kamika Z
a good range of dealers meaning that t-shirts, DVDs, manga, figures,
Pocky, wall scrolls and the like were available. Also present
Leong, both selling a range of UK manga, as well as art prints.
The room was also a good size and spacious enough for punters to
move around without too much hassle. Even the entrance was two
doors long, being wide enough for easy entry and exit. Many
pounds and visits were made!
Running alongside the dealers room was the artists alley and the
bring and buy. As expected, the alley was where budding
artists came to draw and adorn the board with their work.
Materials were provided and it was a good place to chill for some.
On the third day (Sunday) Sonia Leong held a brilliant manga
workshop. Her enthusiastic and detailed presentation his
highly recommended if you are an amateur artist attending a
After the masquerade it was time for the evening entertainment,
starting with a performance by Japanese indie artist
Fujimura. Also held in main events hall, the 90 minute
concert was good addition to the events and it is great to seeing
live bands becoming more common at UK conventions.
drunken rendition of the Dragon Ball Z theme which was great
fun as everyone joined in. It is a shame the room was a little
small, but everyone made the most of it and had a great time.