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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fire Alarm at Anime Central's Masquerade

Orderly Chaos ensues at ACen 2012 Cosplay
Just as the Masquerade was about to start at Anime Central 2012 (having already been delayed by at least an hour), the Fire Alarm went off and we were forced to evacuate the hotel and into the street. Orderly chaos ensued. It lasted around fifteen minutes. However, it was long enough to further delay the schedule to the point where all of the Masquerade skits were cancelled and only walk-on cosplayers were shown on-stage, just so the Soap Bubble Dance wouldn't be delayed afterwards. One of the highlights of Anime Central are the skits which people have worked with great effort to put together. And according to the ACen Program Book, the Soap Bubble was scheduled from 9:00 pm to 4:30 am. That's 7 1/2 hours! They couldn't give up at least one hour for the skits!? 

Seriously, one hour.


Anime Central 2012 - Masquerade

Announcement After The Alarm...

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Cosplay Contest and Dance
Second Annual Masquerade
April 21, 2012

Judge's Choice Award 
(by Danielle Roelandt, Cosplay Club of C.O.D.)
Jenny Simonutti

Judge's Choice Award
(by Christy Plasil, Cosplay Club of C.O.D)
Daphne Poineal

Judge's Choice Award
(by Mary Zalapi, Animatrix Network Anime Fan Club)
Gaby De La Cruz 
[Not Pictured by Request]

Best Skit Award
Geny Ruiz, Carlo Ruiz, Liz Santana

Best Presentation Award
Basia Reed

Best Costume Award
Eboni Lankard