As doors opened, hoards of people, most dressed in cosplay, entered the room. In a matter of minutes the place was packed! People immediately began signing up for the various events that would take place over the rest of the afternoon and early evening, they took pictures of all of the figure displays, and checked out what vendors were selling. I as well as other exhibitors remained close to our respective displays, ready to answer any questions relating to the figures or the figure line itself. A lot of people expressed interest with the S.H.MonsterArts figures. To my surprise, a lot, and I mean A LOT of them asked, "Where's Jet Jaguar? Jet Jaguar is the BOMB! Why doesn't he have a figure yet?" I could only respond that, "If Tamashii receives enough fan demand, then yeah, we would ultimately get one." The same could be said about Mothra, which people also asked for a lot too. The display was popular with children too as they would gaze with awe at the display. They knew which movie the characters came from, and without looking at the boxes or labels, knew them by name. It seemed about everyone who I talked to relating to my display was egging to see some of the Showa monsters in the line too like Megalon, MechaGodzilla '74, Gigan, Hedorah, Jet Jaguar, and etc. Hear that Tamashii? Get crackin' on some Showa beasties!
Thankfully, I did not stand around my display all night, and got in on some of the fun. I had a character done of myself in anime form. While the artist has a lot of talent, she really did not capture my likeness in my portrait. Honestly, it looks a lot more like the camera kid from ICarly! Regardless, it still captures my face. I also ended up buying a plush PokeBall to hang from the mirror in my car.
As the evening died down, prizes from the Trivia, Karaoke, and Cosplay contests were given out. By 8:45 people began leaving and us exhibitors began boxing away our figures. Overall, it was a splendid evening, and I really had a great time! I met some new friends, saw some neat cosplays, admired everyone's figures. It turns out that this year's ChibiCon was their biggest and most organized turnout yet. I was so glad to be a part of it. He then explained that for the next event, there will be a large diorama set that will display Gundams facing off with the S.H.MonsterArts figures! That was perhaps the most awesome concept that any of us heard at that time. After socializing for a bit, I left the convention at 9:00.