Atomic Lollipop 2013

Hey guys! I’m so excited to share with you guys all the photographs, crafts, art and other cool stuff I grabbed at Atomic Lollipop… Pictures speak a lot louder than words…

In only its third year running, Atomic Lollipop is one of the smaller conventions in Toronto but because it’s so local, it has a much warmer atmosphere where you actually get to interact with other con-goers, cosplayers, artists and panelists instead of shuffling awkwardly through crowds of people and screaming over the noise to look for your friends (LOL) The convention takes place at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and in addition to the Dealer’s Room, Artist Alley, Gamer’s Room and Manga Libary, there’s also a mini carnival space outside which give this summer con a fun new aspect.

Panels I Went to… 8-Bit Accessories, Scott Yaphe (Host of Uh Oh) Q&A, A+ Anime Essentials, Button-Making, Cosplay Cat Walk, Ramen Eating Contest, Atomic Noodle House, So You Think You Can K-Pop, Posing for Cosplay Photography (even though I’m a photographer), Really Bad Anime, Fat Stacks Pancakes, How to Vocaloid, Voice Acting 101, and Speed-Friending Sword Art Online.

Day 1- Friday, Aug 2

Day 2 and 3- Saturday, Aug 3 & Sunday, Aug 4

Other than the panels and activities, one of the most memorable highlights was meeting all the artists, designers and crafters in the Artist Alley. The thing I love about handmade accessories and jewelry is that each and every one is unique and the designs are much more detailed and intricate than seasonal fashion accessories you would find at retail stores. I also love collecting buttons, it’s a little piece of the artist’s work on a super cute pin that you can wear on your clothes, your bag, or even your Converse shoes 😉 As well, I got to meet a lot of cool people so thank you very much for taking some time out of your day to chat with me, it was a pleasure to meet such talented and amazing people!

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Atomic Lollipop Haul

For everyone who went to Atomic Lollipop, thank you all for making the experience so fun. Below are some photographs that my dad grabbed this weekend. Most of them are of the Cosplay Catwalk so if you were there for that, I hope you find your picture!

I hope you had as much fun as I did this weekend. I met some really awesome con-goers! Comment below on your favourite panel or the highlight of your weekend. The next con I will be heading to is FanExpo Canada at the end of the month!! I can hardly wait! Remember to share this post so that all your friends can find their photos! Thank you guys so much for dropping in and regular reviews will be back up soon. As always, new posts are coming every day!

– Cloudy

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