Got to the con at 10am. The weather was dizzily and threatened full rain but was still able to shoot. Did some great photo-shoots, and met some great people. Best part of the day was spotting someone playing "the President" from Genshiken. I was like "OMFG I have to take her picture" and when I got within 20 feet of her she yelled "TOM! can we do a photo shoot???' And I realized it was someone I knew and was hoping to run into. I joined a photos scavenger hunt hosted by Jack and Pookie and completed it in 10 minutes, mostly with photos I had already taken that day. Shot some video for the Savage Bandito show. Overall an awesome and tiring day. Got out around 11ish and got a decent amount of sleep.
Got to the con at 10 am. Was presented with a wonderful Bandito-Pooklet by Jack and Pookie. Hit the ground running with some filming for Bandito. I was then barraged with photo-shoot requests...this was a stressfully wonderful thing. I loved doing every one of the shoots, but it became a challenge to fit everyone, co-ordinate with everyone, and get it all shot. All and all it turned out and on saturday alone I took more photos than any single con before. Also managed to take part in day 2 of the scavenger hunt and won the event! Got to see a lot of old friends and meet a lot of new people. Meant to leave at 11 and get lots of sleep a friend had a minor medical issue and stayed (gladly) to help. Got SOME sleep.
Had some family drama in the morning but managed to get out and to the con by 10:45. Was too tired/humid for much Bandito filming, and since I got so much the previous day decided to focus on photo-shoots. Got kinda hairy the same way Saturday did but managed to pull through and get a lot of great photos.
Overall a really great Anime North. I got all that I wanted from it, was social, got video, got pictures, didn't overdo it...too much.
Another positive note is that with all the people going out of their way to get shoots from me I finally felt a little legitimacy as a photographer. Thank you to everyone who did shoots with me...it was awesome!