**Dislacimer** This is a post that I had apparently forgottan to post last year after Ohayocon and I just found it while looking up something else. I thought I might as well post it since later this month is Ohayocon once again.
So this past weekend I went to the Famed OHAYOCON, it is an anime convention.
If you didn't remember from an earlier "Truth" I am a huge video game anime nerd. I love this stuff. I really think it is great fun but only to a point. I am not what they call Otaku. I love it but I don't need to live it and it is mostly a good excuse for a lot of really cool friends from out of town to come into town to spend some quality time together. I did one cosplay which was was the Nana outfit. No photos of this yet, still waiting to get one from a friend. I was a little sad by the crowd, did not seem to have as many people as the years before. I feel like the entire economy crash is still affecting people more then expected. I mean coming from out of town that is a lot of money you are dropping for a weekend of basically nothing but hanging out and being with other Fans. A large part of these Anime Conventions I feel is made up of younger kids still in High School. If you are a High School kid of course most everything is dependent on your parent. There is travel expenses, hotel room for 2-3 nights, Convention pass fees, food for the weekend and not to mention general spending money in the Dealer's (vendor's) Room.
I am an adult going to this and still I feel it is a bit of money I need to save up. There are certain toys or plushies I look out for to collect and you never know when a good import game is there. Just for a 2-day pass I paid $30 and then I spent another $94 at one booth and $24 at another booth and that was small change to what I have spent in the past.
Along with what I felt a lack of people were the lack of Cosplayer's and Vendor goods. All I think have in part to do with the Economy. Some Cosplayer's will spend several hundred dollars on a one time costume for a convention, but then those are high quality and very detail oriented. I saw very few compared to the normal years. As with Vendor's good toys cost more money but I didn't see anything really original or new that I wanted and what was there was old merchandise with higher prices then the other years. All was not a total lose because there was one vendor there selling Authentic Toki Doki merchandise and giving a hefty discount. I got a new purse and cell phone holder which I will show later.
For now here are some closing pictures from above the common area in the Con