Anime Boston 2017 – Part 3 of 3

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The final day of the con, I got up and checked out of the hotel, and headed to the breakfast spot I always meet up with friends right by the convention center, my gear in hand. We were joined by Jennifer Brazas, who used to work on comics and now operates her own shop at anime cons. We had a good time fueling up for the final full day of the con, and then headed to the floor for set up and selling.

Curious what the seller side of the table looks like?

I didn’t have any panels on Sunday, so it was just friends stopping by to purchase or ask questions. I got to hang out with the staff a bit, who helped coordinate my being there in the first place (and who gave me such a premium spot on the floor), and then started packing up so I wouldn’t miss my flight home. I hopped a cab with Krazy Krow and his wife, and we headed to the airport early so we could grab some much-needed dinner and drinks to relax and celebrate our amazing (yet intense) weekend.

We eventually went to our waiting area, and alarms started going off at the airport. We couldn’t figure out what was going on, but the planes outside were all stopped as well (there was a massive line of planes on the runway, waiting for their turn to take off). Whatever happened, it delayed all the flights about 30-45 minutes; but thankfully didn’t cancel our flight home. We debated going to get foot rubs (standing for a 13+ hour sales floor 3-4 days in a row makes my feet a little sore…am I getting old?), but decided sitting felt too good to get up.

Eventually they started boarding, and we were on our way back to Chicago.

Waiting for the flight home with Krazy Krow and his wife

Anime Boston was, once again, an amazing time. It’s an exhausting show, with a long sales floor and an intense schedule, but it’s a lot of fun and has an amazing staff that makes you want to keep coming back year after year. I hope to be back again next year!

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