So as I go to another country as you know ,the 3DS is region locked,so I have to stock up on games before I leave.So here’s my list of games I want before I leave.
1.)Bravely Default-$55 New (Atlus)
2.)Pokemon Moon-$40(already pre-ordered but not paid off yet)
3.)9 Person,9 Hours,9 Doors $25 New
4.)Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time-$20 New
5.)Fire Emblem:Awakening-$40 New(Love it so much)
6.)Radiant Historia-$22 New
7.)Fire Emblem Fates(Conquest more so than BirthRight)
formerly Etrian Odyssey Untold-$51 New(Atlus)
8.)Dragon Quest V:Hand of the Heavenly Bride-$28 New
9.)Hotel Dusk:Room 215:$65 New (but used is cheap starting around $15)
10.)Pokemon Conquest-$74 New(used starts around $25)
11.)Fire Emblem:Shadow Dragon
12.)Legend of Zelda:Spirit Tracks
13.)Shin Megami Tensei IV-$26 New
14.)Phoenix Wright:Ace Attorney-$25 New
15.)Etrian Odyssey IV:Legend of the Titan-$25 New
Bought but a don’t like the playing style so I’ve cut off all Etrian Odyssey from list.
16.)XenoBlade Chronicles-$39 New
17.)Stella Glow -$75
18.)Viewtiful Joe-$70 New(used start around $25)
19.)Rune Factory 4-$39 New
20.)Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland-$12 New
So I do know they’re are some really great games out here on the list.There are a lot of good Mario and Kirby games,I didn’t put,I trying to focus on my RPG collection.I wonder how many of these I’ll actually have by January….
I’m not trying to say that my Dragon Con was killer(or am I) or like that you didn’t have a good time.But like, I had one of the best things that can happen with anyone in their fandom.
So Friday was my first day at Dragon Con I went after work and got kinda lost(stuck in hotels with no knowledge of how to escape).I went to the dealers room plotted out what I might buy [I never just buy stuff of a whim I think about it and decide later[unless its like a rare (fill in the blank) for really cheap].Next I went to the JoyStick Video Game Bar,for a live Black Nerd Girl Podcast(It was awesome).Saturday was full of just hanging out with new friends(so busy having fun I had no time for panels).
SUNDAY IS WHEN IT HAPPENED.
So, I don’t think a lot of people know this about me, but I’m undercover hard core Power Ranger Fan Girl.Like I own Saba,the communicator watch,the white ranger movie morpher,along with the original TV show morpher(with all the coins),not to mention I’m reading the comic about them by Boom.So I decided if I don’t get to make it to any other panel, I have to go to this Power Ranger Reunion Panel.Got there two hours early,only to find that I’m like fourth in line fast forward to us and a Doctor Who line merging.Fast forward to us getting in.Side not I was doing a Billy Cranston Cosplay(blue ranger plain closed cosplay).So we have the actors and voices of Jason,Lord Zed,Billy,and Alpha 5.Someone interrupts that they should do,the iconic transformation ‘It’s morphin time’ thing Austin St. John(Jason) is like you got to finesse me before we go into that.Richard Horvitz(Alpha 5) was hilarious and so was David Yost(Billy).As the end of the panel,David Yost was like yeah we’re gonna do this and dedicate to you guy,who interrupted the panel.So the host managed to have a red ranger morpher,and guess who happened to have a blue ranger morpher to be used. Hahahahah
THAT WOULD BE ME!!!!!!!!!!!
So as far as I’m concerned my morpher is an official a blue ranger morpher.
And here’s the video proof
Yep yep,I got a much better interaction than I could have ever expect.
Dragon Con is a South Eastern U.S(Southern) Convention held every year in Atlanta,Georgia. Though I had heard of it ,I had never previously had the money to go.So I decided before I leave, I had to attend,because who really knows when I’ll be back in the country.
It’s a big convention spanning three hotels and two alternate buildings.At first I wasn’t sure exactly how to classify this conventions, on it’s website it points at itself for being a Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, Comics, Music, art, music, film and just pop stuff as a whole convention.But if we are to be totally honest it’s mainly a Science Fiction and Fantasy convention.
Which is awesome,because although anime is one of my biggest and original loves, I have a much longer history with Science Fiction and Fantasy than anything else.I can tell you for a fact that Star Gate:SG1,Sliders,Quantum Leap,Xena,Herculese,Power Rangers,and Star Trek:TOS where some of my first shows.So although I did watch a good bit of anime as a child,it dwindles in comparison to the amount of science fiction and fantasy that I consumed.
So unlike at other conventions you are getting a very high dosage of Dr.Who,Star Wars,Star Trek, and Star Gate(not in my preference order but the popularity order).But you also have major amounts of stuff like Power Rangers and other shows of that sort.Not to mention the a lot of famous stars such William Shatner,and the stars from many top shows such as Stranger Things,Buffy the Vampire Slayer,etc etc
What can you do and see?
Like it’s a major part of the con is cosplaying. The pictures I have take are nothing in comparison to the little amount of pics I’ve taken. I’ve never seen so many cosplayers in my life.And doubt I will again honestly(unless I go to SDCC or NYCC).
One of my favorite things I was able to do was go to a live podcast panel and a Dragon Con panel.The first picture is of a Black Girl Nerds Panel ft Afua Richardson.
This picture is of a Power Ranger panel featuring Jason,Billy,Apha,and Lord Zed.Even for this panel(Power Rangers isn’t big like Star Trek or Dr.Who but it doesn’t have a dedicated fan base) .I lined up two hours in advance and I still wasn’t first in line.If you’re going to a panel make sure you do it early,or you may not get in.
Full of all of the awesome nerd things you could think of.I saw a lot of awesome Star Trek stuff which made me really happy(it’s not the most popular show so finding stuff can be a little difficult).I wish I would have taken more pictures.On one level was just stuff: steampunk, Star Trek,Dr.Who,anime, plushies,Princless volumes,and a gigantic number of memorabilia from any fandom you can think of.So the next level is full of independent artist who are selling there crafts,and there are also a few comic book artist.Most are those who have done a cover for the big 2, but there were a few independent artist trying to build a fan base.What’s cool about that is if you buy their books,they’ll sign them for you.So for me, I just bought a couple of comic books( and got them signed by the artist),Star Trek coin cases,a gundam(Iron Blood Orphan), and a Legend of Zelda Purse.I spent most of my money on food actually,all the restaurant in that area of Atlanta are really expensive(especially during Dragon Con) not to mention the hour and thirty minute wait time(Next time I’m packing lunches).
One of the major things that I love about it was how random it was.These were some things I just randomly bumped into.There were so many others,but I’ll leave those up to your imagination.
T-Rexes(though they said they were Raptors) fighting Sith and a Knightwing.
How often will you see Team Rocket members dancing to the Cantina Band
Dragon Con was totally worth the money,I would love to go again.