By: Meghan Nigrelli
Ah, Anime Boston. One of my first and favorite conventions of all time. The first time that I ever went to Anime Boston was all the way back in 2014, which was around the time that I started to become comfortable with my nerd status. My very first convention was Rhode Island Comic Con in 2013, and I had just graduated high school and my parents had to drive me from a state away. I will never forget their faces when they saw people walking around in vibrant cosplay. They were so confused, but I remember looking at those cosplayers and thinking “these are my people.” Conventions always make me feel right at home, and some of my best memories are from convention experiences.
And Anime Boston 2017 was certainly no exception! I had such an amazing time with my friends, and I got to see lots of different cosplays and voice actors. I even got to participate in Anime Boston’s Masquerade, and won first place in the novice’s performance division for my singing. Boston is such a beautiful city, and to be able to experience the city and the convention was such a delight. There are plenty of great restaurants close to the convention, two of my favorites are The Cheesecake Factory and Wagamama, where you can get authentic ramen and courtesy green tea. Anime Boston creates a welcoming environment for thousands of fans from around the country, and is filled with supportive people and kind volunteers. I would definitely recommend Anime Boston to anyone to lives in the area or is willing to make the trip to Boston. Anime Boston 2018 will be here soon enough!