The fun continued today, with the second day of Anthro New England 2016 in Cambridge MA! It was pretty fun, except for a SNAFU which I will come to.
On the way in this morning, take a look what I saw as my train was arriving at South Station...
Behind that Amtrak Genesis locomotive is one of Amtrak's brand-new Viewliner II baggage cars. Get a load of the classic Amtrak colors on it! I think it's great that Amtrak's newest rolling stock is bringing back the "Phase 3" paint scheme of the '80s and early '90s.
Me at the convention with Kaito/Chronis Wolf and his Charizard fursuit, as I've seen at last year's Anime Boston!
Here's the Big Bad Wolf again with fellow fursuiters in the hotel lobby, including Estobhan (the gold fox), whom I met at last year's Anthro New England.
Here's the REAL Hamilton Pennywise, after last night's mix-up with Kimmerz impersonating him. He thought the photos I showed of that gambit were pretty funny!
Today at the con, due to the "SportsBall" theme, they put on a discussion panel about sport mascots. As part of it, I brought my K-O the Kangaroo plushie and novelty hat as visual aids, along with sharing stories and photos of my performances as K-O for the Brockton Rox (I also called the Rox prior to the con, to let them know I'd be putting in a good word for them!)
I also met Scurrow (wolfiegoatjerk
) there, too! He and I hit it off quite a bit. It's great to get to know fellow furries outside of the Internet!.
So instead of a fursuit parade this year, we did a big fursuit group photoshoot. After a few group photos (where I was also with fellow furs like DavidN, Novar Lynx, danruk
and others), we all danced together for a video shoot, to a Boston-related pop song of some sort (I forget the name of it, but I remember often hearing it at Brockton Rox games), and then "Sweet Caroline!" But in the process, the nose on my Big Bad Wolf mask nearly fell off during the fursuit group photo session. Then a bunch of us played outside in the snow, and it was fun, even with my wardrobe malfunction.
So I initially had a temporary repair solution, with duct tape...
"Don't you DARE make fun of my nose!"
Even with his nose temporarily stuck back on with duct tape, the Big Bad Wolf still managed to have fun. Here I'm going around with my record player, playing the "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" track on my "Cartoon Disco/Saturday Morning Fever" LP.
After that, with the aid of a glue gun, I managed to fix the nose on the wolf's head. But once the con is over, I'm going to start working on a new head for the Big Bad Wolf, done more like a REAL fursuit head! No more slacking off; I'm definitely going to do it this time, now that I have the funds. Hopefully I can finish it in time for Anime Boston near the end of March!
Here's me with another new friend I made at Anthro New England 2016: Beeton Raccoon! He and I hit it off quite a bit, during the fursuit games yesterday evening.
You know that snowstorm that's been hitting the East Coast? Well, it came up to the eastern Massachusetts area, so here's a pic of me, the Big Bad Wolf, looking out the window as the sun sets and the snow begins to fall more. Fortunately, we're not getting as much snow as south of us did! It didn't even really interfere with my traveling home that evening, as I got to South Station in plenty of time, and the train back to Brockton ran on time, too. But it sure was cold and windy!
Now stay tuned for tomorrow, which will feature the masquerade and the closing ceremonies!