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DoJaKu is an event that celebrates all things anime, manga, and video games. It features events like live performances, workshops, costume contests, cosplay ball, vendors hall with unique goodies just for fans.

The event will also have a masquerade ball with prizes for the best costumes in attendance. There are many other things you can do at this convention to get your geek on. If you’re an anime or manga lover, you need to come out to this event and experience it for yourself.

Have you ever wanted to take the stage and perform like your favorite character? The event has an AMV contest where participants can share anime music videos made from their favorite shows.

There are workshops available for things like making manga, traditional Japanese art forms, 3D sculptures, animation, voice acting, even programming video games. If you want to learn how to make those colorful cosplay outfits, you can learn from professional costumers at the event.

If you want to take a step back in time and experience what it was like to be part of an arcade, there’s a Retro Gaming room where gamers can play games such as Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat. The masquerade ball has prizes for the best costumes too.

That said, in this article, we’ll prepare you on what to expect and tips to remember when attending DoJaKu. So, keep reading!

How to Prepare for a Convention: What You Need to Know

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Whether it’s your first time going to a convention or you’re a seasoned pro, there are some things you need to know in order to make the most of your experience. Here are some tips on how to prepare for a convention-what to bring, what to wear and what to expect.

What to Bring:

The first thing you want to do when preparing for a convention is making a list of everything you need to bring with you. You can go through your closet or room and just start writing down what items should be taken care of, or you can plan it all out beforehand.

Each has its pros and cons. If you choose to go through your closet, be prepared for some time spent digging through everything before figuring out what to take with you. This is especially difficult if the event is in a few days away.

However, if you plan ahead of time, there are some difficulties that come with it. You have to get all of the items you want to take, which can be rather time-consuming, especially if you plan on coming home with some items. However, it may force you to bring only the necessities and not come out of the convention with an overstuffed bag.

What to Wear:

The next thing you want to think about is what you’re going to wear at the event. If you’re going to a convention, it’s usually within the city you live in. This means that where ever you are living probably has some pretty hot or cold temperatures.

You likely have enough clothes to choose from at home, so what do you choose? Just because something is on your list doesn’t mean it should be worn. It’s best to plan out several different costumes and outfits to pick from before you go.

The best thing about this option is that it leaves time for alterations or last-minute additions if you come across something while shopping.

What to Expect:

The real trick when preparing for a convention is to know what kind of experience you expect. There will be cosplayers and non-cosplayers at an event. For the cosplayers, you need to know how much time and energy they will be putting into their outfits.

Are you prepared for a long day of standing or walking? Do you have all of the supplies needed in case something happens with your outfit? Is it going to be a convention that requires a lot of walking around, or will you be spending most of the time in an exhibit hall?

For those who are not cosplayers, how do you expect to spend your day at the event? Will there be panels and events that interest you, or will it just be a place to purchase some items and then leave? Are you just going there to have fun, or are you hoping to take something away from the day?

Things to Keep in Mind When Attending DoJaKu

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Attending a convention, such as the DoJaKu convention, can be a fun and exciting experience. However, there are some things you should keep in mind while attending to make sure your time is spent as enjoyable as possible. Here are just a few tips:

Making a list

One of the biggest things that can make or break your convention is preparation. While it’s easy to get excited and rush out in a flurry, this might lead you to forget what you intended to bring with you.

Whether it be supplies or attire, making a list can help in keeping track of all your necessary items, so nothing gets left behind or forgotten.

Keeping Track of Time

Speaking of forgetting things, one of the biggest issues you may face is losing track of time while attending a convention. Whether it be exploring the dealer’s room or having fun in a panel, time can fly by faster than expected, and before you know it, hours have passed, and your wallet feels lighter than before.

For this reason, it is encouraged that you bring a reminder, such as a phone alarm or watch, to ensure you know when meals or other events are happening in case you lose track of time.

Knowing When to Unwind

While the convention is all about having fun and enjoying yourself, knowing when to take a break and cool down is important. Maybe you’re having a great time at the convention, but exhaustion has set in, and you’re feeling slightly overwhelmed by everything there is to do.

Taking that break can help boost your energy back up, allowing yourself to enjoy the rest of the convention without getting worn out too quickly.

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