Furry Fiesta was essentially "Krystal Con" for me.
Except for the technical difficulties, the panel was a smashing success. About 15 to 20 people attended. Many laughs were had and the announcements have been greeted with much enthusiasm. Ayano was kind enough to come to the talk and posed for some photos with everyone, in spite of not really being able to understand what was being said during the talk.
I was able to meet two big Krystal fans for the first time:
- Stratosfear Tully (formerly Eggman9713) - the maintainer of the Krystal Lovers Association
- Tobias Amaranth - One of the first widely-known Krystal fans on the internet (he was vocal and had several important Krystal commissions)
I hung out with Brian from the UK. Together we formed a two-man paparazzi for Ayano, occasionally being joined by a third man, one of Ayano's friends from Japan. Between us, we have more than 2 hours of footage and many photographs of both the Assault and Adventures suits. More than a few furries were a little taken aback at our sole focus on the blue vixen fursuiter. We followed her literally everywhere, always keeping our cameras trained on her.
On that note, having seen it myself I can enthusiastically confirm that the Assault suit is fantastic! Not just good, but I would argue better than the Adventures suit by a substantial amount. What's more, the photographs don't do it justice. It actually looks even better in person. As always, Ayano acted the part fantastically through body language. Unfortunately for everyone, the gatling gun had to stay at home in Japan, for fear that it would be confiscated by American airport security. Ayano brought her staff instead, and on occasion, a small nerf gun.
Now the real work begins. I have to redo the presentation video and edit the tons of Ayano footage and photos. Then there's the new content I announced during the panel that must be prepped for posting. I'll try to do a little each day, so stay tuned.