Two weeks ago, SUYP traveled to Ashland, OH to be performance guests at Gojotekicon, a small second-year anime convention held at the Holiday Inn Express. While at the convention, we hosted our Nerdy Comedy Show, our Intro to Burlesque workshop, our Otaku's Intro to Improv workshop, and our Q&A Session.
Even for a small convention, our comedy show was well attended with an audience of 25 people, all loud, rowdy, and there to have a good time (some were even willing to share their beverages with us - shout out to those cool dudes!) Unfortunately, though, due to a Hentai Game Show that was going on outside (it must have been good if it required a waiver to be signed to participate), no one attended our Burlesque workshop that took place after our comedy show. However, this gave us an opportunity to interact with some of the convention staff and attendees, and we got to know the con chair of Gojotekicon a little better - which was definitely a plus :)
We also befriended Ohio-based band Ghost in Blue. They do rock covers of various anime music, as well as write some of their own original songs. We've been chatting them up since the convention's end and are hoping to get some cross-collaborative projects and shows going...fingers crossed we make some magic happen with them soon! In the meantime, check them out on Facebook.