You’ve decided you want to go to a convention, but you don’t know which one to go to first. That’s okay, if you’re new to the scene choosing a convention can be a scary thing. As I mentioned, my first convention was Anime North. I found out by word of mouth of its existence. From there the world opened and I learned there are a lot more conventions than just Anime North.
It was almost frightening to choose from there. I did what any person would do, I researched! I found UpComingCons, a website that lists all conventions around the world!
From there it’s all about choosing what type of convention you want to go to. There are a lot of different types of cons, some of the main types are described below:
Anime – A celebration of Japanese culture. Anime and manga are cartoon and comic styles of Japan.
Gaming – Celebrates and boasts all gaming enthusiasts (board games, video games, etc.)
There are a lot more than these four types, but for the cosplay world, these are the most popular. After researching, it’s all about finding your niche. What are your specific interests? When you’ve found your interests, this will help narrow down which convention you want to go to.
Your first convention will become special to you. You might find yourself going back year after year and making new connections who will share your interests. Have fun and make the memories that are sure to last a lifetime.