Con Report: Karoshi-Con

 Posted by Paul on April 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm  Add comments
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What better way to spend a lazy saturday than going to an Anime Convention! Anyway Karoshi-Con is a one day con that was held on April 2nd. Karoshi-Con was located at Northern Illinois University and is run buy the Anime Association of NIU. Oh and did I mention is was FREE. Gotta love a free con for our Broke ass otaku selves. I did not have to high of expectations going to this con since it was a college run convention, But honenstly I was quite surprised how big it was and how many things they had going on. It was pretty much a mini con with everything you’d expect at a con.

It had 2 Panel rooms, 2 Video programming rooms, a video game room, a tabletop gaming room and an Artist alley.  What I was also surprised by was that there was many cosplayers, You see I decided not to Cosplay cause it was a Small con but I kinda wish I had, of course our very own Rainbow Ice was cute as ever in her Lolita.

The gaming room was fun, even though I was there for a short time, I did get to play the old Dreamcast, which was AWESOME. the room had a few fighting games and some tournaments to sign up for. No DDR, but thats ok.

Sadly I don’t hit to many panels when I’m at a Con..I know I know I really should but it seem that I never can get to em or am doing something else. Anyway I am proud to say I went to 3 panels at this con. the First was about Pachinko, what it is and how it works. What is cool is that they had like 5 actual Pachinko machines that we were able to try out at the end of the panel. I gotta say that these games are super addictive and the machines are really cute. I honestly could have spent hours there playing that game.

The Artist Alley had a few interesting things I saw, But really not anything for me, I really only buy DVDs and poster, and figures. So we didn’t spend to much time there. Another panel we went to later on I found quite intersting was “Baka Desnay!”

The panel was hosted by Jimmy Trevor of The Man in Japan blog, in this panel he discussed living in Japan and his animation project Baka Desnay! A series of shorts that Teach you Japanese it a non conventional method. Jimmy was very informative and actually quite funny, especially with his wild arm movements, he was, no pun intended, very animated. Can’t wait to catch the first episode of Baka Desnay! once it comes together.

Overall I was happy with this one day con and would like to see it grow in the future, they got the formula down for a potential big con. If you went to Karoshi-Con drop us a comment on your thoughts, with that I leave you with COSPLAY!!!!!!! and lolita.

Paul (688 Posts)

Just a guy who is trying to spread Otaku Culture and give back to the community he loves so much.

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  18. Hey what’s up! I was actually one of the panelists for Prove Me Wrong and am a founding member of Karoshi-con. I’m glad you had so much fun at our little midwestern con. If I had known you were going to do something like this, I would have been more than happy to give an interview or something. When we first started the convention in 2010, we were surprised that we had the turnout that we did then of 175. This year, our total attendance hit 310. Things look bright for the future and word seems to be spreading about us. My hope is that Karoshi-Con will become one of the best college cons in the country and gain notoriety similar to that of Kami-con. So again, thank you so much for coming and we hope to see you and many more again next year!

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