CyPhaCon has come and gone, which makes me sad. CyPhaCon is one of the few events here in Lake Charles that the people go to that dont judge what you are into. Not only that, but every one of the fan groups that go to CyPhaCon impact Lake Charles in some positive way as I came to find out. During the con on Saturday I was doing my walk around and walked upon one of the staff members who was overlooking the con as I was. So I decided to stop for a minute to talk to him and see how everything was going. Thats another cool thing about this con is that the staff is the nicest people I have met that ran a con. They always talk to me during the con if they are not dealing with something at the moment.
Anyways, I walk up to this staff member and start talking to him. We get on the topic about how community oriented this con is and friendly everyone is. This staff person talks about it in greater detail about the raffles and charity money they have raised for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and how fast the con has grown because of it. Im not really sure if I should talk about this next part that he told me, but he started tearing up talking about all the fan groups and what they do for people in this area, one of which is the Star Wars fan group The 501st Squadron. He said they had heard about a little boy who was a fan of Star Wars and had a terminal illness, and this boy wanted to meet the actual characters of Star Wars. The 501st surprised this boy by sending Princess Leia and other look a likes to visit with him for an entire day. The little boy died ten days later. At this point I was with him trying to not out right cry about that story. Right then and there, if I remember correctly, someone came to get him about something so I gave him my card and told him to continue the great work. I love this con.
I have also finished going through all the pictures for basic edits and posted them to that link I have posted before. The only edits I have done to these pictures are make sure they are upright and delete the ones that I wont be able to photoshop or use in any way. Surprisingly, there were only about twenty or so pictures that I deleted, and a lot of them dont really need photoshopping. However, I will do some photoshopping anyways, just dont expect them so soon.
Heres the link again for the lazy: http://archangel.x64.me:8080/cyphacon14/
If there is anything I have learned about this con, it is I need a light attachment for my camera and some long zoom lens as well. During the con one of my friends let me borrow his 55 – 200 zoom lens for the cosplay contest, and I got some interesting results because of it. He also let me store some of my stuff behind his table, so this is his shout out to him! Your awesome dude!
Lots of things happened during the con, and it was a lot of fun! I wish I could go to the other cons but just dont have the money to do so.
More things to come!