Close-up of our humble booth
ACME posts are always particularly difficult to write. What exactly do you talk about? Yea, there was Charafest where you get tones of Comiket goodies. And there are the doujin booths which we will take up and sell cool, awesome stuffs. There are competitions galore but they are always so far away from the doujin booths that we can see it. And there is little to no cosplay for us to ogle too.
What makes ACME special for us will have to be people. The people we meet and interact with during this special event. And that will be what this ‘field report’ is about.
The cute mascot of ACME.
STGCC ’11 was fun. Partly due to how much freedom we had. No permanent booth, less concerns. Everyone is free to roam the grounds, blow their budget at White Canvas or stalk idols for autographs.
We will be having a booth at ACME 3. So there will be slightly less fooling around on our side. But there will still be plenty for us to look forward to. And of course, the purpose of this post, plenty from us for you to look forward to.
<3 Kipi. Ignore those hentai jijis behind you.
Year 2008. Back then, CDS was just started and we took a gamble with a booth at the then-new STGCC. It was fun and all but after that, CDS never went back. The booth prices had gone up and as a doujin group, we are not inclined to paying those kind of prices.
However, that didn’t mean that we don’t like STGCC. Every year, we went back to see how things are. To have fun and stuffs like that. STGCC usually takes a less anime-hardcore, more western focus of ‘geekdom’ which isn’t really our thing. But we know a nice, fun event when we see one.
This year, suddenly anime. We found the STGCC website announcing the arrival of Japanese guests such as Kipi, Kishida Mel and Itou Shizuka. Now we gotta find our way back into the event. Thus begins Operation STGCC.