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By Inactive or EX ROG Staffer On 9 Jun, 2013 At 03:57 AM | Categorized As Conventions, Featured, Otaku Events | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarIf I was to summarize my experience at Hero Hype in two words it would be “laid back.” Conventions in their first year can’t be expected to do much because technically the first year is always more of a trial than a final product. I was familiar with the location, the Ramada Hotel, from going to previous shows that were solely for buyers and collectors and knew the convention space was smaller than those of other hotels, hence why it’s ideal for buying and selling only events. On my way I reflected on that and wondered if they’ll pull it off.

This convention was a lot more fun than I expected, and a great example of a spectacular first year. I’m not even sure where to begin.

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The rented space had three rooms, one large one for the main stage and all the vendors and exhibitionists and the other two were slightly smaller rooms. The first room was the video game room which had only about four or five games set up but was not fully occupied throughout the con despite having a good selection and a room with plenty of chairs and a television as the room for screenings.

Hero Hype Exhibitor/Vendor

One of the funnest parts of the conventions was definitely seeing all the short films that were screened throughout the event. Whether original flicks or fan made tributes, all of them were excellent in their own ways. Several short films were aired by Ginnungagap Filmwerks, a short Thor film featuring cosplayer Ryan Frye Thor, and Last Laff‘s Batman and Spiderman: The Chaos Continues. I signed up for a free copy of the last film, and I’m looking forward to receiving it.

The main stage had frequent giveaways with a variety of prizes given out to those who could answer trivia. The costume contest held was not only a costume contest but also included a dance off, don’t know why but it was entertaining nevertheless.

Cosplayer Dancing

The photo came out trippy. But in a really cool way.

All in all, Hero Hype was a simple but satisfying convention. With this convention’s first show concluded, I expect every consecutive year to become better and better. The atmosphere was great, the activities were great, and the convention is very promising.

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