Every year, SacAnime comes to the Sacramento Convention Center, and thousands of anime fans from all over come to enjoy panels, signings and anime themed shopping (among other things). Not all of it is anime either, other fandoms like Homestuck, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, etc., come and hang out, going to panels in cosplay (dressing like a certain character from either a fandom or just an original character), talking to other cosplayers, and taking pictures with them.
I went with my friend Amy, and we both cosplayed. I was Dave Strider (from the webcomic Homestuck) and she was Castiel (an angel from the show Supernatural). We were only there for Sunday (it starts on Friday and ends on Sunday) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., attending two panels.
The first one we went to was a Sailor Moon panel, with the dubbed voice actors for Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Mars, and the newly dubbed Sailor Jupiter. They were really nice and were telling funny stories about what fans bring them, and we sang happy birthday (twice) and sang the English theme song for Sailor Moon.
After wandering around for a while, we went to the fan-run Homestuck panel, where cosplayers acted like the characters and people asked them questions. None of the questions were really serious, and we mostly joked about Eridan (a troll character who gets cut in half) and the players ate gummy worms out of buckets (buckets are objects of sexual desire for trolls in Homestuck).
The Showroom (the place where you go and spend most of your money) was really cool. There were a bunch of really good artists who were selling their fanart. Other shops sold Japanese food, and some were selling alpaca plushies and stuff like that. Most of them were selling anime posters, or figurines, or something of that nature, and there was a group that brought a TARDIS (time machine from Doctor Who) and people got to take pictures with it and someone who was dressed like the tenth Doctor.
Around 5:00 p.m. we started to get really tired so we just waited for my dad to pick us up. But the cosplayers were really nice about taking pictures. There was a group of people dressed as Dead Mau5, carrying a boombox that was blasting dubsteb (they were kindly asked to lower the volume). Other groups of people were LARPing, and one group ran around with a white broom asking people to come help them burn the witches. All in all, in was the most fun we’ve had in a while. Can’t wait to go back for SacAnime Summer!