Animania Sydney 09 – Sunday Part 1
With most conventions, there is always a second day. And usually the second day is a pretty relaxing day with a less hectic crowd. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to attend the 2nd day but since I got a free weekend pass, I might as well make the most of it. So this time I went solo, no Roobar or Blox with me as they were pretty tired. Actually I was pretty tired as I finished the Part 2 post at 3 a.m! Anyway hit the jump to check out coverage of Day 2! WARNING: Picture intensive post.
Its actually quite amusing day for me. By chance I happened to have arrived a little too early, like 9:45 a.m. Walking up the stairs from the car park I noticed that the crowd was obviously smaller than the Saturday, but surprisingly still a number of people attending. Lucky for me I have still have my guest pass on and I walked right in skipping the crowd completely. Gave my salutations to the various staff members and people I know I went over to the BJD table to have Erika sitting there. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to change her into new clothes. She wasn’t very happy about that.
With people coming in, I took the chance to take photos around the place whilst it was still relatively empty.
With very little people about, it also gave me a chance to head over to the food stalls and do something I’m keen on trying out further: food photography. It’s quite hard to take photos of food when the food is gone from people purchasing them so it was a prime opportunity. Whilst taking photos of the stores and their wares, I happened to have a chat with the owner of ColoSnack and ColoTako. He also happens to be the organiser for the Chinatown Night Markets that are held every Friday night in Chinatown and he requested I take photos of his stores, their food, and him cooking in action. This also has lead me to an opportunity to do some photography work for him as wellbut I shall see how things turn out first.
Gotta love siu mai on a stick
And a pot full of satay sauce
The man himself in action.
Mmmmm, crab balls.
Another fresh batch of noodles.
Despite me being a terrible cook, well not terrible, just lazy. I think it’s an amazing thing seeing someone cook something delicious in front of me and being able to photograph those moments adds to that pleasure. Let’s hope I can venture into food photography.
Of course being a Sunday there were a lot less people and usually with that, a lot less cosplayers. However there were still some to be found and wanting their photos taken and here are just a few that I captured. Of course I also had my Hachune Miku plushy for any encounters with Hatsune Miku cosplayers.
Shin would be most pleased with this Ranka.
Saturday’s Orange-kun had turned into Ishida for Sunday
It’s the Stig’s otaku cousin!
All I could think was that I was going to be eaten by Domo-kun.
That pretty much covers Part 1 for Sunday. Part 2 will continue on with cosplay photos and some other coverage items as well. If you’re looking for photos from the cosplay competition it’s unfortunate since I decided to not go to the cosplay competition to take photos but I shall explain about that in the next post.
If you want a copy of any of the photos seen here, send me an email to adun[AT]moemoerabu[DOT]net with the subject “Photo Request” and the name of the photo you want.
Other coverage of Animania Sydney 2009. Keep checking this post as this list gets updated: