Convention Confessional

Convention Confessional

Welcome to Convention Confessional. My name is Katy Hunt and for almost the last 20 years, I have been either going to or working for multiple conventions across the New England area. Some have been very successful and some... well. That's what this podcast is for, sharing the good memories and the not so good memories. The goal is to bring on guests to share their own stories and hopefully a few Special Guests from time too time to talk about their own run ins.

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June 22, 2022 70 min

Ever attend ConnectiCon?  Remember those trailers that aired for all the big events?  Bet you didn’t know I was involved with filming them.  And Ryan was there as well!  Leading the line of our little group of Masquerade HQ.  This week is all about the trailers for the shows and we decided which ones were our favorites and which ones were our least favorites.  You can catch (almost) all of them on the YouTube page: https://www.you...

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We're back with some more 'bad' roommate stories.  First, about roomies that disappear in the night.  But not without trying to burn the hotel down and second, a tale of what happens when you try and put too many people in one room.  We still don't think anything beats our first bad roommates episode, but we'll let you be the judge of that!

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June 8, 2022 31 min

YOU GUYS WE DID THE THING!  After two long years, we went to our first anime convention and we wanted to tell you guys ALL ABOUT IT!  From working, to roaming around, it was just like coming home.  Thanks to everyone that made Anime Boston 2022 special and came to our first (of we hope many) LIVE shows!

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Is it perfect?  No, but we still wanted to share our first live show with everyone!  Thanks so much to Anime Boston for having us and thanks to those that came out to share!  Wait till you hear the one that won... we might just need them on to give us more than the five minute version.

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Lantis is back in our right before the convention episode!  Where neither of us really have time, coming off meetings, working full time jobs, but hit that level of pre-con insanity that recording just felt right.  We talk about troubles and woes in traveling and everything going on this weekend for ANIME BOSTON!  Make sure to come to our live show FRIDAY NIGHT!

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May 18, 2022 15 min

We're back this week after our 'week' off... three weeks off... OKAY WE'RE SORRY!  Life comes at you pretty fast and with moving and moving and well, you get the picture, we thought this week we'd talk about some packing woes when it comes to packing for the con!  Also, we have the information for our LIVE SHOW at Anime Boston next weekend!

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April 13, 2022 60 min

Ken Irons is on this week to talk about our time hosting masquerades together. Favorite costumes, favorite moments, which turned into talking about Critical Role and meeting voice actors, friends of those voice actors and Ken thinking that Sam Riegel is his biggest fan.

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Rob is back for the continuing story of the next year at Anime Boston, cosplaying as Lynx from Chrono Cross.  Because for your second costume, you learn full prosthetics, large weapon making and... who am I kidding?  Of course that's normal.  It also just happens to be the 20th anniversary of the game being released this year!  (Not Sponsored)  We also got into artist alley tables and a web comic.  Yes, there used to be  web co...

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March 30, 2022 42 min

Xan from Xan Spiraken Review Podcast came on this week with some tales of his own!  Everything from bad roommates, waiting on an engagement ring, Lupin the Third cosplay, panels, panels, panels and going to a police station in zombie make-up!  Phew!  So much going on this week, make sure to tune in!

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It's a short episode this week, but we were so inspired by another interview we did talking about hosting and conventions coming up, we thought it would be a great idea to share a few quick stories of some of our past hosting experiences!  Plus a special guest star popping in to say hello this week.

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Reüben came back  for another week of chatting it up!  We talked about power moves with meeting guests, fake birthdays and when they're not appropriate, a secret Disney character mafia and then rattled off some wrong Star Wars facts.  Sorry, Doug.

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We're kicking off our second year on the air, with our lovely friend Jeannette!  She's been cosplaying for almost two decades and came on to share cosplay plans, her love of Chocobos, stories of competing in Masquerades and more!  But also, Blaze.  Also how stoked we are about Anime Boston coming up for the first time since the panorama started. 

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IT'S OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  And we wouldn't be anywhere without a little help from our friends.  We've brought back Jess, Elizabeth, Doug, Patrick and Rob to play a game of 20 questions: Convention Edition.  Some more sage advice from people that have been through it and a little tea, because who doesn't love some gossip?  We also announce the winner of the 3,000 downloads contest!  Thanks to everyone who has ke...

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Amanda Graves comes on this week and we're super excited about going back to Anime Boston this year!  We work together in the Cosplay/Masquerade Department and talked about helping people navigate through their judging and going on stage.  We also talk about massive costumes we've seen in the past and how excited we are for all the food we've missed out on the last two years- I MEAN CONVENTION THINGS.  All the things!

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February 16, 2022 39 min

Jason Kiss is on this week and we're talking about some less than ideal convention circumstances, basement dwellers who never cosplay making people feel bad about their costumes, working together on a show on YouTube and conventions we don't think we've heard about.  He also mentions a great organization he works with, Las Vegas Cause-Players Alliance.  Make sure to go support them and check out all the great work they ...

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Don't say it, sing it!  It's a musical!  This week, Ryan has come back to talk about that which was the Connecticon Musical (not affiliated).  What worked, what didn't work, people just trying to have a good time and way too many directors.  Truly a good, bad and ugly story if we've ever heard one.

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February 2, 2022 71 min

Doug's back and it's all about Star Wars cosplay!  Doug is a member of the 501st Legion, New England garrison and when he's not helping at charity events, he's at conventions or out in the snow almost getting trapped on Hoth without a Tauntaun.  Bad guys, doing good.  This is the way.

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We're so excited for the release of The Legend of Vox Machina this weekend, that we couldn't help but share some of our favorite moments in Critical Role cosplay.  We talk about meeting voice cast members, dressing up as our favorite characters and just what a wonderful community this DnD show has created and brought together.  This episode is NOT sponsored, but if you're listening to this Matt Mercer, our DM's are ...

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January 19, 2022 44 min

La Vie Cosplay, Elle and Ashlyn came on the show this week to talk about midwest conventions, hosting events and masquerade, cosplay, being the US reps for ICL for the last two years (thanks COVID) and their podcast Sh*t Cosplayers Say!

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Amber and Valerie are the hosts of the Cosplay Podcast, CosPod, now in it's 11th season!  They've been cosplaying for almost 20 years and joined us for some stories of running around in costume, hosting, not wanting to be touched in all white costumes and a whole lot more.  Make sure to head over their way and check out their podcast as well!

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