ACen isn’t a big event for figure manufacturers, which is understandable because it takes place in Chicago and apparently nobody likes traveling to Chicago. Last year, Good Smile Company brought along some prototypes and recent reveals from Japan (mostly Winter Wonder Festival reveals if I recall). This year, GSC did show up again but didn’t have any new figures – most of their showcase had been released already. So in terms of news coverage, there wasn’t much to do – still I found a few interesting items here and there.
ACen 2014 came and went, but I wasn’t able to get my coverage up due to all the site changes. As I flip through the Guidebook app to see what exactly I did there, I do recall some lessons learned that might be useful advice for solo con-goers. This post will have some general info about the con, panel notes, and some cosplay stories. The rest of the cosplay gallery will go into its own post.