While most of the afternoon was spent helping my third uncle's family with a garage sale, I was very fortunate to be able to attend the MiniComi artist gallery market held at Olympic Village, even if it was only for an hour.
But let's begin with garage sale photos!
(By the way, this garage is still going on tomorrow - Sunday July 21st - so check it out if you're in the Richmond area!!)
But sure enough, cosplayers and photographers started flooding the area as we neared the doors of the small indoor gallery area.
Yet there were still a pretty good number of artists selling their work, and more cosplays that I could possibly count for such a small group!
The Vancouver anime-loving community is amazing. (Geez, why aren't people this passionate back home?) > ^ <)
Since I was only able to stop by for an hour, the number of photos I took is quite limited, but I'll be sharing the ones I was able to capture with my point-and-shoot (big camera already went home with les parents~) here nonetheless!
(Side note: Contrary to popular belief, it is still quite difficult to find cosplay items even in Asia. I searched for No Game No Life items all throughout my Hong Kong and Taiwan trips but was disappointed to discover that basically all cosplays operate online only now, with very little difference in costume pricing.)
I ended up purchasing three Free! pins, two Free! poster poster prints, and a set of 4 tea bag-inspired bookmarks.
And so concludes today's events!
- JUNE 28, 2014 - Mill St. Brewery, Toronto Pearson Airport
- JUNE 29, 2014 - NorthWest Fan Fest 2014
- - Red Star
- JUNE 30, 2014 - Photos N/A
- JULY 1/2, 2014 - Vancouver to HK Part 1 (Vancouver International Airport)
- - Vancouver to HK Part 2 (Flight to Seoul)
- - Vancouver to HK Part 3 (Incheon Airport, Arrival in Hong Kong)
- JULY 3, 2014 - Mong Kok
- JULY 4, 2014 - Macau Day Tour
- JULY 5, 2014 - Shopping in Causeway Bay
- JULY 6, 2014 - Tsui Wah Restaurant, I SQUARE
- JULY 7, 2014 - Arriving in Taiwan + Akazubo (Hankyu)
- - Exploring Eslite
- JULY 8, 2014 - Food and Family Dinner
- JULY 9, 2014 - Ximending
- JULY 10, 2014 - Taipei 101, Ding Tai Fung
- - ATT 4 Fun
- - Birthday Buffet
- JULY 11, 2014 - SOGO, Taipei Underground Mall
- JULY 12, 2014 - Exploring the Area + Shinkong Mitsukoshi
- JULY 13, 2014 - Breakfast + Taoyuan Airport + Flight Back to Vancouver
- JULY 14, 2014 - Mega Sushi
- JULY 15, 2014 - Maji Taiwanese Cuisine
- JULY 16, 2014 - Thai Food + Family Dinner @ The Jade
- JULY 17, 2014 - New Hair + Cattle Cafe
- JULY 18, 2014 - Photos N/A
- JULY 19, 2014 - Garage Sale + MiniComi
- JULY 20, 2014 - Photos N/A
- JULY 21, 2014 - Cattle Cafe + Bubble Tea at Yaohan
- JULY 22, 2014 - Vancouver Aquarium
- JULY 23, 2014 - Lost in Burnaby + Afternoon Tea at Adonia
- JULY 24, 2014 - Journey via Canada Line + Pinkberry
- JULY 25, 2014 - Richmond Night Market (Part 1)
- - Richmond Night Market (Part 2)
- JULY 26, 2014 - Back to Toronto