“Cute girl like me, must be hard to close your eyes, huh?”

So, I have definitely been gone a good minute.

Although my defense stands that it was completely unintentional (life happens and all that jazz), it is time to get things going again! ~ and what better way to fire things back up than with a convention! Huzzah!

NekoCon 15 (in spaaaaaaaaaaace!) was a couple weekends ago in Virginia Beach, VA and it pulled out all the stops – complete with a real to life R2D2 rolling around the halls and whistling happily at passerby! All of the usual con festivities were in full swing as well to include various gaming, artist alley, dealers room, more cosplay than any one person can ever really intake in one weekend, panels, concerts, raves, zombie attacks and of course the dance offs (Gangnam Style, anypony?).

A live Vocaloid/Hatsune Miku concert was also not to miss and probably drew the biggest turn out to any one event I’ve seen so far! Understanding the concept of Vocaloid is intriguing as it is, but seeing it live action and in person is simply incredible.  For those who may not know, Vocaloid is a speech synthesizer engine which was used to create one of the main characters, Hatsune Miku (roughly translated to “first sound future). Miku herself is described as an “android diva in the near-future world where songs are lost.”  Her 3D visuals, dance, motions and voice are all done via computer and projected onto a screen on stage. For all practical purposes, she is just like any other performer you would see in concert yet with an uncanny technological twist.

Back to the present, as this is the first I’ve written for a while, I’ll keep this one fairly short ~ but much more is to come, I assure you!

FFXIII ~ Oerba Dia Vanille (Photo by Katsuya Weller)

But for now, I will leave you with a picture of quite possibly my favorite cosplay done thus far:

And the other details:

Friday: Rogue ~ X-Men

Saturday: Oerba Dia Vanille ~ Final Fantasy XIII

Sunday: Casual day, fox ears and companion cube included =)