NYAF 08 Day2 – Unexpected Tanaka Rie appearance
For NYAF Day2, arrived at the venue at around 2pm. Was going sight seeing at downtown Manhattan before that.
Unlike Day1, Day2 is waaaay more crowded by many level. But this was expected as Friday is still working/school day for attendee who cant fool their superior for a day off .
And from my observation, the amount of cosplayers is like almost 50% of the attendees. Well, these includes the al-cheapo ebay cosplay of generic shonens.
Anyway, it seems the trend has changed compared to the past few wears as I am seeing less naruto and more Lagann and Geass.
Its not really a bad thing. Oh well, everyone has their own preference.
As I mentioned in Day1 coverage, NYAF actuall has 2 halls, where the main hall caters the vendor booths and stuff, while the 2nd hall more on live stage and panel/screening rooms. I did not spend any time on the screening items as nothing interests me.
It was so lively throughout the evening with some cosplayers pose and dramas. By 6pm, everyone started to queue for WCS(World Cosplay Summit) Cosplay Masquerade. I too quickly get into the line.
Since I did not get a good spot to snap pictures, I ask permission from staffs to stand and move around. They allowed me, with a condition, NO FLASH.
While I was tweaking my A300 for total dark room, suddenly RIE appears. I was ZOMGWTF!!!!1111
She sang few songs of her character, ie Chobits and GS/D. And yeah, she can really sing LIVE.
Ahhh~ I felt my life was halfway completed at that point. However due to the limitations of my gears, I did not manage to snap nice pictures. Only these came out decent ;__; And this made me decided to bring my 55-200mm lens for Day3.
My gear: Sony A300, 18-70mm f3.5-5.6, no flash.