Psychic MoonShadow (psychmoonshadow) wrote,
Psychic MoonShadow

Pokéthon and Grad School

Pokéthon, the Pokémon sub-event at Otakuthon I ran August 22-24, was a huge hit!

Planning and organizing it was stressful and frustrating at times, but the end result was really cool, and people had tons of fun. We hosted a X/Y tournament, trivia contest, cosplay photo shoot, six panels, TCG events, and Gym Leaders you could battle and win badges from throughout the con. It was super cool, and making it happen has kind of been a dream of mine for awhile now.

You can check out photos from the event on our Facebook page, but here's a small preview!

Players in the X/Y tournament!

Outdoor cosplay photo shoot!

Challengers battling Gym Leaders of the Montreal Pokémon League!

A full room for one of the big panels I co-hosted!

On a totally different note, I made a little something for my friend's birthday last week!

I'm not personally a fan of Adventure Time, but it was a simple and fun design concept, so I threw it together in a couple of hours and he really enjoyed it!

Lastly, I started grad school this week! I had a class on Communication and Gender today, and ohhhh my gosh I am excited to have this prof. Turns out she specializes in gender stidues and gamer culture! She started the class by first talking about the absurd female Bic pens, and then discussing the news regarding Anita Sarkeesian's most recent death threats. During our class introductions, I mentioned having run Pokéthon, and after class she asked me if I had heard of Twitch Plays Pokémon.

Truly a woman after my own heart. :D

Tags: baking/decorating, convention, pokémon, school
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