Best month: September takes this one by default. But how fair was that? When you have both D*con and AWA, its hard to match against that.
|Its Totoro. How much more perfect could this picture be?|
Runner up: August. Technically, D*con DID start in August. And Otakon was in August too. To be honest, August-September was probably one of the best 2 month spans in my life.
Worst month: June. It was a slow month of 12 hr days and really no meetups. In addition, I had 2 roommates. 1 of them turned out to be a real doucher who couldn't follow simple directions. And they lied. A lot. But thanks to them, I find it infinitely easier to say no to everyone.
Runner up: February. Missing the Carolina Valentine's day meet sucked. But 1 day was nothing compared to a month of misery.
Best weekend: Otakon weekend hands down. Getting to see Grace and her friend, meeting Shiki, and buying lots of H. Naoto stuff + just going to a con I had been wanting to go for years made Otakon an easy winner.
Runner up: Kind of a toss up between AWA, D*con, and Frill weekend. I'll have to hand it to Frill weekend though. A very fun weekend that saw communities converge and meet for the very first time.
|NC and FL lolitas unite! Its too bad I couldn't get more FL lolitas in this pic.|
Favorite meetup: Probably had to be my return to Orlando for one of their movie meetups way back in May. I had a loli friend and her bf join me to eat sushi, watch a movie, and eat frozen yogurt. .
|The Central Florida Lolita Society enjoying frozen yogurt.|
Surprise of the year: Doing photoshoots. I never imagined ever doing a pose and shoot type deal. Just kind of happened at Ichibancon though. Decided to set up my first one at AWA and I haven't looked back since.
|From my most recent photoshoot, done by the lovely Jas Meow of Lillith Scream photography: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lilith-Scream-Photography/410647565759|
Letdown of the year: AWA 2012. This is not to say I did not have fun. But I virtually missed ALL of Friday and even though I got to walk in the Frill fashion show, it cost me half of Saturday. This pretty much left me little time to see people and when I did see them, I felt out of the loop. I did get my first official photoshoot, followed up by a 2nd improptu photoshoot by Jas Meow. It just wasn't enough though.
|Official debut of the Aqua Princess: Defending her seas and the creatures that inhabit it.|