New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

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New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by KerriAnne827 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:11 am

Hello :) I just registered to attend Anime Boston this upcoming year! I am from NY close to the city.
Anyone else here from NY and planning on going? Also my first year - would like to know about it a little more from experience stand points! Please share stories!

xo, Kerri
xo Kerri Anne :)

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Post by Master of NERV » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:07 pm

KerriAnne827 wrote:Hello :) Also my first year - would like to know about it a little more from experience stand points! Please share stories!
From an old, grizzled veteran, welcome to Anime Boston!

From your post, might I infer that this is also your first anime convention? If so, here's a few things to look forward to...

The cosplay: at a show of AB's size, you'll see literally hundreds of fans dressed as characters of shows going back decades! I've seen Speed Racer rubbing elbows with Edward Elric, while Sailor Moon and Shinji Ikari sit side by side waiting for a panel...and that's just what's wandering in the halls! At the Masquerade, you can see the best cosplay the event has to offer, with some presentations includes originally-scripted, in-character skits.

The guests: Anime Boston prides itself on its guests, from both the U.S. industry (voice actors, directors, and distribution company representatives), and from Japan (over the years, AB has hosted manga-ka, musical guests that come to perform(!), and anime directors and production staff). Guests have their own panels, and there are autograph sessions scheduled.

The screenings: Anime Boston often boasts over 200 hours of anime video programming, from early moring to late evening. On occasion, AB is proud to screen the U.S. premiere of an eagerly-awaited title (IIRC, 2014 had the U.S. English-dub premiere of Attack on Titan.)

The swag: AB's dealers' room is a sight to behold--hundreds of vendors selling (among lots of other things) anime, manga, cosplay wigs and accessories, gaming supplies, imported anime figurines, and at times authentic anime cels and production materials.

I think I'll stop here, and let others share their stories. I can only hope I've made the case that Anime Boston is a great way to spend a weekend! I attended the first event in 2003 and haven't missed one since.

Hope to see you at AB '15!
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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by JeffersonLeeEng » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:56 pm

KerriAnne827 wrote:Hello :) I just registered to attend Anime Boston this upcoming year! I am from NY close to the city.
Anyone else here from NY and planning on going? Also my first year - would like to know about it a little more from experience stand points! Please share stories!
Oh, I'm sure you'll have a blast. I'm from just outside he Philadelphia area so my adventure to Boston is a little farther than yours. Also, if you're looking for cheap transportation to get to/from, you might want to Greyhound's Yo! Bus. They do curbside between Manhattan Chinatown and Boston South Station. I think a one way ticket is $20 or so...

http://www.yobus.com/schedules-122914.htm
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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by odokom » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:03 am

this is my first time going to anime boston as well.i'm going as choji akimichi and hopefully as kingpin as well.

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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by KerriAnne827 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:33 pm

Thanks to all of you!!! I am really excited to go to an anime focused con the only con ive been to is comic con and yes they have a bunch of anime there but its not enough! :) I can't wait to see you all there this year! :P
xo Kerri Anne :)

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Post by Old_School_Anime_Lover02 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:00 pm

you'll love it then ^^ pm me and we can fan girl with each other o.o;
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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by Wonder Twin » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:32 pm

I think this will be a really exciting experience for you! I base my year around AB, event though I go to multiple cons a year. The thing I love about anime cons in general over comic cons is the difference in how they feel. Comic cons, while very fun, focus a lot on showcasing and can feel more like an exhibit sometimes, where as when I go to an anime convention, it's all about the community and the welcoming environment that fills the air and is very noticeable right as you step in!
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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by Master of NERV » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:42 pm

Wonder Twin wrote:...when I go to an anime convention, it's all about the community and the welcoming environment that fills the air and is very noticeable right as you step in!
Well said! It's great when the average[-aged] con-goer accepts me as one of the gang--despite the fact I'm old enough to be the father of most other attendees.
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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by Yukito Kunisaki » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:37 am

Welcome! I'm from New York only in essence since I am there every working day and in Boston too. (Transportation worker)


If you've never been to the con before, take note of the thread I posted on the board for what to bring while you are packing. It is located here:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=18268

If you give it a look over, you shouldn't forget anything. There's been years I forgot things, so having this on the board is beneficial for con-goers. Old and new alike. I hope you enjoy it. Anime Boston is a top quality con.

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Post by revsoulx3 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:49 am

I'm from NJ near NYC. You're gonna have a blast! AB is the one con I make sure to attend every year. :)
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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by Zombiethebob » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:41 pm

revsoulx3 wrote:I'm from NJ near NYC. You're gonna have a blast! AB is the one con I make sure to attend every year. :)
I'm from Boston. Muwahaha. But. I've been attending since 05 as well! I missed 3 years because I moved due to my job. But yeah.

Also. To the OP. Boo, Yankees. =P
On a serious note are you coming with people? I suggest you look at the schedule and see what you might want to attend. Get a lot of rest. Ask people if you want to take pics of them. Otherwise. Other people have given great advice.
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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by automaticjac » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:06 am

I'm from New York (Manhattan)! This is my second Anime Boston, I love it. Oddly enough, I met a lot of people that I'll be meeting at AB this time around at Katsucon earlier this year.

I'm not sure if I'll be checking this during the con, but I'll probably be having a room party sometime after midnight on Saturday. PM me if interested! I'd love to meet more New York area people.

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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by GhostLeeOne » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:27 pm

Brooklynite over here. General the commute is rather smooth sleepy ride and a enjoyable one. Perfect for catching extra sleep. Meow! *falls aslap*
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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by nightmareman00 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:23 am

If your staying at a hotel and doing a early check in the day before that's a good time to explore alittle around the area more so to kill time if your picking up your badge early

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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by GhostLeeOne » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:12 pm

China town maybe small but there's a few good places to eat there. Also, newbury and boylston street has a quite few places to grab a bite that's near by the con.

Otherwise, I suggest hitting up Toro the Spanish food and the Coppa the Italian place. Great spots to have some really good food around $10-20 dollar range.
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Post by Mike5880 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:32 pm

You still need someone to hang with? 23 new yorker here, first time going too
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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

Post by Dragon Art » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 pm

Mike5880 wrote:
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:32 pm
You still need someone to hang with? 23 new yorker here, first time going too
hey mike look at the year this was posted

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Re: New Yorker Registered for AB 2015

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