Review: AMC Expo 2016 (Melbourne)

img_0223I ventured to the AMC Expo over the weekend with my partner in crime, HolyBatGirl (HBG).

I had a slow, sluggish start to the morning. I didn’t end up getting there until just before 11am (almost a whole hour after I was suppose to meeting HBG!) and it was then I realised… I’d missed the Daniel Davis photo session.

I was so mad at myself, but bless the crew at AMC – they had a chat with Daniel, his minder, and the photographer – and secured me a session at 4pm! I was completely blown away by how wonderful and lovely every single volunteer and employee that worked at AMC. Because let’s face it, everyone could have said to me – ‘Too bad so sad.’ but the fact everyone was so accommodating, so lovely and so friendly – made this con one of my most fave cons I’ve been to this year. Pleasant interactions go such a long way with me!

Meeting Daniel was awesome – anyone that has met me, knows that I am just such a huge fan of 90’s television and The Nanny is near the top of the list! He was very friendly, chatty and talked about how much he loved Australia. He was last here in 1997, where he presented at The Logies. Not even going to even attempt to convey how much I popped for The Logies mention!

The atmosphere at AMC was completely different to any of the other Melbourne cons I had been to in 2016. It was so relaxed – it wasn’t as busy as any of the other cons (really not a bad thing! It was so hot in the place and I like being able to really take my time to walk around without bumping into people!) and I think I am getting to the point of identifying which con caters to which audience and which one I prefer more.

img_0241HBG and I bumped into some friends, and I think it’s safe to say we are now building a ‘con family’.

Can we just appreciate for a moment the incredible cosplay work of Stacey (Ghostbusters cosplay)  & Bianca (Cersei cosplay)? Witnessing how patient they were with all the people that wanted photos and posed happily. So rad! Was also super rad to meet ‘HeelSimba’ for the first time (well properly, I am sure our paths have crossed many times before that! haha)

The other thing that I really liked about AMC is the free play console gaming area (what a rad idea!), the colouring station (just to chillax!) and the free play board game area. I am beginning to get a deeper appreciation for board games as I am getting older.

All in all, AMC Expo was a huge success. Caught up with friends (new and old), met someone who I thought was totally rad and got to have an awesome adventure with my bestie. WINNING!

Here are some pictures that I absolutely loved of some of the cosplay from Jesse Singh Photography. More can be found on his Facebook page, all photos have been used with his permission.

 

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