Final album of photos from JAFAX 21. Enjoy the photos from the annual anime expo in Grand Rapids.
Initially, my plans for a review of the Midwest Media Expo (MMX) were set. I was going to compare this year’s event to last year’s event. However, those plans came crashing down when MMX was cancelled three days prior to the big day. I found out about the cancellation of MMX on Tuesday evening and the shock of the cancellation didn’t hit me until Wednesday morning. To say I was bummed out by the cancellation of Midwest Media Expo would be an understatement. Most people encounter post con depression. I had pre-con depression. I had done over 30 hours of research on the 6 guests I was hoping to interview. When I found out that the event was cancelled, I felt that all of my work, for what I hoped to be awesome interviews, was washed down the drain. While I resigned myself to joining fellow attendees in wallowing over the loss of MMX, an unexpected turn for the better occurred. On Wednesday, the staff of MMX announced that they were putting on a weekend event for the fans. Out of the ashes of Midwest Media Expo’s cancellation, a baby phoenix in the form of a free fan appreciation event called NotCon appeared.
Saturday and Sunday of NotCon were filled with many wonderful people and moments. Check out more from the convention that came out of nowhere. Enjoy.
Here are the Friday shots from the “convention” that wasn’t supposed to exist, NotCon. Enjoy these photos from the cool pop up con created in 36 hours.
Macomb-A-Con was held on April Fool’s Day in Warren, Michigan. Check out these photos from year two of this event.
I had a good time at AlmaCon last year. I decided to return once again. Check out the photos from the college con that offers a nice distraction from the winter blues.