I went to my first Mushucon this past weekend or, to be more exact, on 29th April 2017. ^^ If I'm not mistaken this was the second Mushucon in history and, to be honest, last year I didn't have a clue that there even existed a con in Rovaniemi (
Santa Claus land Finland) until I saw a cosplay blog somewhere that wrote about it afterwards. I actually find it weird that I managed to completely miss it last year because yeah, when you live in the north –aka where it's rare that things happen– there's always that one friend, who also lives somewhere else in the north, who tells you if there's some events coming up in any of the cities within a 100 km radius, lol. Yes, that distance is considered local in my book. :-D No but seriously, I guess Mushucon last year either didn't invest in advertising or it was just so small that no one ever heard about it outside of Rovaniemi, lol. Then again, I've known about Rovaniemi's manga day for some years now so... dafuq.
Oh well, let's forget about missing the first Mushucon and I'll tell you what the second Mushucon was like! Let's roll!
|Me and Joni doing the fedora tip, m'lady. #fedorafaggots|
Me and Joni decided to be fedora fags, for shits and giggles, while Sacchan took the hip kid route and sported a cap together with a multicolor wig. And, as you can see from the photo above, I didn't cosplay and that's also the reason why there was no "Mushucon plans" post prior to the con – there would have been no point because I didn't cosplay nor work at the event; I just went as a casual visitor with my homies.
I had gone to Sacchan's place a day before the trip, to make things easier. We left for Mushucon on Saturday morning, around 9:00 local time, if I recall right. Sitting the four of us in a camper and laughing hard at Pokémon fusions was how we passed time; the one with Doduo and Voltorb fused together, including a hilarious comic, made us all howl with laughter. x'D Otherwise we just talked about video games and derped around. We even had a
|Piki chilling with |
|Cutest nakkimakkara in the passenger seat. ♥|
By the way, Mushucon had free entrance.
|Mushucon, seen from the entrance.|
|A view into the merchandise/main hall.|
|Again, merchandise/main hall. Info desk to the right.|
|Merch & main hall. In the far back was a separate cafeteria.|
No panels or programs really interested me (except for one, but I noticed it afterwards) so I spent my time just walking around to check what kind of stuff were for sale and chilling with my friends. There wasn't so much to do to kill time but I had low expectations anyway (as I often do for northern small cons, definitely not in a bad way thou!) and so I wasn't disappointed at all and just enjoyed my time; if anything it was a bit of a bummer that there was no video game room. ;_; Even Kitacon and Matsucon had one so yeah, I was kinda hoping that there would have been a gaming room somewhere.
|That Tsunomon plush (Digimon) was the first thing I saw|
when I looked into this plush blasket. I wondered if it
was fate because I was wearing a Gabumon themed t-shirt...
|Ginga Densetsu Weed plushes for sale, all different types!|
|Figurines and keychains, rubber strap mascots,badges etc.|
|I even found some Monster Hunter merch! :D|
|I was so tempted to buy one of those Lycanroc Midday Form plushes...|
|These are the plushes that replaced the|
ones that went into the sale box.
The price on the "disabled doge" depended on how grave the fault was – smaller faults were sold closer to the full price (35,90 €), often 30 €, and the more derpy the plush was the cheaper it got. Eye faults seemed to drop the price the most because yeah, not so many are okay with having their favorite Weed character plush with eyes so differently placed that the poor thing looks stoned 24/7. x)
|"Herpy & Derpy Weed plushes" says the sign. :'D|
I'll be sure to check out the herp derp Weed basket in future cons too, if it's there – I want to adopt more of them. ;U; They're cute in their own retarded way ~
|Kummacon's table sold the obligatory sweets!|
|Second-hand manga for sale.|
|Second-hand shop selling manga, old videos, wigs etc.|
|Jasu's table, one of the Artist's Alley sellers (who wasn't in the alley with the rest xD)|
Check out her page: jasuwonderworld.com
|Amazing and absolutely breathtaking art!!|
|Artist's Alley. It felt impossible to get a good shot |
because of the narrow corridor, the random congoers blocking
the view and the sealed off area in the back. ^^"
|Artist's Alley. Notice the huge handmade Gyarados plush!|
|Drawing room or workshop or whatever you wanna call it.|
|I continued the tradition. Sacchan's Buttman shall never die...|
With that I've experienced my first Mushucon.
I swear I kept accidentally saying Mutsicon several times during the day. xD It was pretty much as I expected, a comfy and simple little con in the north. ^.^ It's nothing amazing but it was generally enjoyable and besides, it was fun to visit Rovaniemi for the first time! There's room for improvement but it's off to a good start. Hosting Mushucon in Kaupungintalo felt decent overall yet a little restricted but, then again, I have no idea what else Rovaniemi has to offer. I would go there again if I can get a ride and if my friends are going – alone I would be bored fast... unless there's a gaming room in the next installment, haha.
And finally, here's my con loots:
|Tesshin (GDW) plush and a Rockruff (Pokémon) plush from Urumi. ♥|
Thanks for reading this summary! ^u^
Shiro Samurai out.
Shiro Samurai out.