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Kevin
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This past weekend was Anime North 2011.  I think this was my 9th AN in 10 years.  I missed one year because I was in Australia, so can't help that!

When I was younger, AN was all about the dealer's room.  The convention was just one or two hotel floors, and the dealer's room was tiny.  But for a high school kid like me, it was really the only place to buy anime.  Think back 10 years.  Ninja Scroll and Perfect Blue were basically the only things you could find at a Sunrise Records or Future Shop.  I remember how excited I was when I found Evangelion for rent at Rogers Video!  So imagine how I felt walking into a giant room filled with anime dvds and manga from wall to wall (and this was before I even started reading manga)!  They were good times.

Anime North is a lot bigger now, and uses a good chunk of the Toronto Congress Centre.  The dealer's room is absolutely massive now.  But in reality the power it holds has diminished significantly.  When there's a decent selection of dvds at HMV, Future Shop and Best Buy, and the manga section at Chapters is growing everyday, you can get your anime fix any day of the year now.  And lots of dvd sets and art books are cheaper on Amazon.

So what keeps me going?  Everything else.  The past couple years I've been spending more and more time in the artist's alley.  Everyone's drawings and art are just so amazing.  I just couldn't decide what to get (expecially with my limited budget).  I bought a few drawings and bookmarks, but wish I could have got more.  It makes me want to get my own booth next year.  But I doubt it's the place for me.  My anime art is not original enough.  I good at copying an image, and doing something different with it, but making original creations?  My mind just can't work like that.  That's one thing I realized this year at the convention.  Even if people are selling works based on characters they don't own, they're still able create new scenes, positions and make the character their own.  Maybe one day I'll get to that point, but it'll take some serious work.

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:iconaskprinceswiftcircle:
Hey I love your Evangelion art! Do you rp? :D
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Anime-Jedi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Thanks. But no roleplaying for me. ha
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P0kyu Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the watch and favorite(:
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Peris-Productions Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Thanks very much for the faves - it is very much appreciated! Make sure to watch our page for upcoming projects!
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electric-lady Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
thank you so much for the watch <3
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Aishiteru-Sky Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thank you so very much for the watch and fave! : D It is greatly appreciated~ ^^
*hugglez*
And I love your gallery! You're so talented! (^w ^ ) v ~<33
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Anime-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
No problem! And thanks for the compliment! All my stuff is so old now. I wish I could eventually get around to making something new. lol But it's so hard to start anything!!! Ha
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Aishiteru-Sky Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Of course, my pleasure! ^^ And best of luck! I hope you can start creating again soon! : D
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Oceanmemory Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
could you please read my manga and possibly leave feedback? you can read it by going to my gallery, i would really appreciate it. ^_^
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parazombie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Thanks for the fav! :hug:
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