So much stuff happened over the 4-day weekend, and I'd say it was the best convention weekend I have ever had!
First up PAX, didn't get to con till sometime after 3, so I straight up started doing coverage photos until the 5pm cosplay meet & greet. Being the first time hosting this type of event at a busy con, I have to apologize for those who showed up but didn't get "involved". Of course, me without a "Cosplay Photographers" sign and/or other cosplayers around didn't help kick start the meet. I am glad people showed up and started mingle though, so that was a relief.
Photoshoot with , and others followed immediately. Many thanks to for being patient waiting for me to finish up the photoshoot (it was around dinner time and everyone's hungry). Did a bit more coverage and then met up with the Dragon Age group my friend was in. Did my very first super low-light photoshoot, and then wrapped up my first day at PAX.
The 2nd was the big League of Legends (LOL) day for me. Didn't really start doing photoshoot till 3pm, and the entire morning/early afternoon was packed with coverage and hanging out with friends as I stroll through the convention ground. It got much crazier after 3pm though.
(Oh right, did a photoshoot in the early afternoon with ... I-forgot-her-name)
First up was a photoshoot with Zerina. Super time crunch as she was also working booth, but I think I managed OK. Followed up by a photoshoot with Michelle. With some snapshots and a brief break, I linked up with and her group again to shoot their LOL cosplays, this time competing with the setting sun.
Extremely tired at the end of the day but was absolutely delighted with the day's experience.
Sunday morning my friend Jeremy of Open Your Eyes Visuals picked me up and we headed straight to Vancouver, WA for Kumoricon. It's pretty chill the whole day over there, but it was pretty cool to have met Brian who linked Ben and Jeremy up with press badges, and met up with and Marina to do a brief photoshoot. Since the convention seemed to have a pretty high percentage of teenage cosplayers, I didn't take a whole lot of 'hallway' photos (too tired anyway), but I did ended up doing a photoshoot with a Disney group, so that was fun. After some downtime and Jeremy doing a shoot with Deanna, we wrapped the night after covering the rave semi-briefly.
The last day was comprised of coverage/hangout and a brief photoshoot with Christina. Grabbed lunch in Portland, and we were on our merry way back to our own beds in Seattle.
As a TL;DR, yeah, the weekend was action packed and my shoulder/back was thoroughly in need of a good, long massage. But now the convention is over, it's back to grinding in front of the computer and pimp out some photos! For us photographers, convention is truly over only after we have finished all of the photos we intend to share with the world.
Stay tuned for what's to come!