On Saturday, January 7th JASGP taught origami and did a few kimono dressings at Kotoricon an anime convention hosted by Gloucester County College in New Jersey. If you follow us on twitter (@JapanSocietyPHL) you probably saw the live tweets. Check out our gallery to see some of the best costumes.
According to organizers roughly 1,000 people came out – most in character – and engaged in a wide array of activities. Performers included KyoDaiko Taiko drummer, DJ Kurano and Elderberry, and many other. There were films (Naruto) and panel discussions on everything from LARP to the history of anime. For Power Rangers enthusiasts there were several panels and workshops. The video game room featured a few tournaments, including Smash Bros. Brawl. And of course there were dozens of vendors, artists and voice actors there to engage on all things otaku.
Word is the the theme for the 2013 edition of Kotoricon is going to be zombies. Better start stocking up on canned goods and Nerf shotguns.