Nan Desu Kan 2018
Updated: Sep 12, 2018
As the first anime convention I had ever attended in 2006, NDK has been a part of my life. It is the convention I use as a barometer for other cons throughout the country. Likewise it has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people that normally would have never happened.
All that said, NDK is very important to me and will always have a special place in my heart. No matter the good or bad experiences, with this con I would not have had them.
Starting in 2016, our YouTube channel was given the opportunity to see the con from two points of view, as press looking for the outside in and as fans immersed in the event. While a much heavier burden, it allowed me the chance to really see everything, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Today, as we have concluded our third year as press I want to offer a full accounting of not only my experiences at the con, but also those who attended as fans.
NDK 2018 started as it normally did with long lines to pick up pre-registration (“pre-reg ”) attendee badges. This is never out of the ordinary as all events have lines going on forever. In going to any event and having to wait in line, I always recommend having patience and something to read. As a fan, I will admit it is never fun to stand in line and I can o