Basically it is like Sweden but with a huge amount of cobblestone roads.
I was surprised to see how almost all signs had both Finnish and Swedish text instead of Finnish and like, English. No wonder they hate us; shoving our language down their throats!
I seriously got to see SO many people!
I'm too scared to namedrop all the kids since I'm actually not 100% sure what everyone's preferred alias is(or if you have sites?), but for those I know has DA; fightbeast
! Nice to meet you, and of course everyone else not listed!
The FKMT fanmeet was so fun but painfully short! Def would've liked to draw a bit more with everyone ;; Bu~t considering the Fukumoto autograph section was the reason it wasn't longer kinda makes it excusable. I was really happy to see he shook hands with everyone b-because I would've requested to do it if it wasn't the norm. The staff had been clever enough to realize everyone would want a little doodle so instead they had a dicegame going on where if you got two uneven numbers you won a small drawing! Pretty fun feature I'd say, none of us won a treat though *cue sad BGM*
For the actual Q/A section held earlier it felt like it was mainly about how it was being a mangaka overall which is understandable considering the setting...I would've liked it there was some trivia regarding any of his canons, but still very awesome to just be there! Of course it was also awesome to see him [draw]
Kaiji and Akagi on bigscreen, sigh <3 They had a blacksuit present thorough all of the first part when talking, so cute.
One tasty info treat was the fact that he mentioned he was a fan of Kiseijuu (Parasyte) by Iwaaki Hitshi, it really is a nice series. Also thank you missy who asked about Zero, I was scared I'd have to chime in about it myself LOL Apparently it won't get back from its hiatus until he's finished with some of his current works so...see you in a billion years, you gorgeous goodie-two-shoes you.
OH and also they actually ran the [FKMT Travel MAD]
before it all started (but with the last part cut off of course) so cool/embarrassing, I could only squeak and applaud, hahahaha.
I don't really have much to report in con way...just hanging out with Maxi and Ralling was really fun (Muura went to meet with her friends). I was hoping I'd find some FKMT manga to buy but apparently the staff hadn't been able to receive them or somesuch? Oh well. We also poked into the JOJO panel but since it was held in Finnish...Yeah. (It was really amusing how almost everyone seated in that room where guys wearing black, srs fans for a srs manga
? On that note, no jojo cosplayers where spotted)
Last but not least really I must thank muura again for inviting me to stay with her in the first place and then being such a sweet host through all days! It was so luxurious being able to not stress about finding the correct busses and/or trains myself. Also thanks to the con staff who was super helpful to me when I e-mailed them earlier about some things, great contact. Kudos all around!
Sorry for the lack of exiting photos, I didn't take many in the first place and those I DID take was almost all blurry OTL Me and cameras...
FREE ICE WATER.
Ralling was impressed, I too approved.
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