Youmacon 2011 in Detroit

Submitted by Nessa November 20th, 2011
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Allow me to share some pictures from my recent fun weekend at an Anime Convention in Detroit, Youmacon!  I was on staff again this year, and working really hard, but you have to find time to have fun, right?

Hi guys!  This tunnel leads to Youmacon!  Follow me!

Fun costumes abound!

Colorful characters

Bright colors!  (This is my friend, Darcy.  She’s dressed as Pinkie Pie, from My Little Pony)

Everyone has a good time…!

Well, almost everyone…

The weather was beautiful!  (That’s me, by the way.)

Don’t forget to see some of the sights before you go.

Big wings!

See you next year!

Anyway, all the rest of my (many) Youmacon pictures are here:

Youmacon 2011

Youmacon’s website is here:

4 Responses to “Youmacon 2011 in Detroit”

  1. Allee Willis

    First of all, that tunnel in the first photo is insane! Where is that? The next time I’m in Detroit I’m taking photos there!

    Are those light beams coming out of your head part of your costume or are you perfectly lined up with the overhead lights in the tunnel? One way or another, absolutely perfect photo, even down to your feet being placed squarely in the squares of the carpet. It’s not at the Marriot in the Ren Center downtown is it?

    Love ALL the costumes!

    You look excellent against the Detroit skyline! Who are you dressed as? And love those boots. I hope they’re part of your everyday wear.

    Where did you stay? And where was Youmacon?

    Always love your excellent documentation of these events.

  2. Nessa

    I’ll try to cover all of these questions, hehe :)

    1.) The tunnel is between the RenCen shopping area and the small shopping area in the other Marriott hotel across the street. It’s really cool for pictures, and people in costume were using it all weekend long, some of them with really elaborate light and camera set-ups.

    2.) The light beams are lining the tunnel. I’m glad you like the picture!

    3.) In that picture I’m dressed as Virginia Maxwell from a video game called Wild ARMs 3. She’s a cowgirl, rootin-tootin’ type.

    4.) I stayed at the other, smaller Marriott hotel across the street from the RenCen. I stayed at the RenCen hotel last year, but I’m a little afraid of heights and a LOT afraid of elevators/enclosed spaces, so I didn’t want to deal with the long, long, long lines at the RenCen elevators and the truly packed conditions of the long ride up to my “low” floor of 37! So I stayed at the smaller hotel across the street and had no problem with elevators or heights at all, though the walk to get back and forth was a lot longer, I don’t mind walking.

    5.) Youmacon is technically in the hotel space within the RenCen, but it kind of explodes throughout the whole area, out onto the Riverwalk, into any place where it’s good for photos, etc. Next year, there’s going to be some events at COBO center and people will probably be riding the People Mover around as well.

    I had a really fun time this year though I was busier than I usually am. I always like to visit Detroit… it’s about a 6 hour drive from where I live, but it’s not a bad one.