• User Research
    Just wanted to give a shout out to all you who came to hang out with us this weekend at Anime Expo. Myself and PiousPoro had a blast hanging out with you all at the cospitality lounge. Was a little less crazy over there and it was awesome being able to have a conversation and get to know you all. Hanging out with everyone and seeing some of the amazing cosplay made my weekend.

    Also, in case you're out there, wanted to give a special thanks to whoever cosplayed Lollipoppy (forgive my poor memory for names). Thanks for taking pictures with me and not beating me senseless with your Q
    #1
    3 months, 2 weeks ago
  • User Research
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Giggle
    can u post some pics pls? I wanna see how the Rioters Gods look like *_*
    Hah, definitely not a God! Will get some uploaded soon as I get time to compress them
    #2
    3 months, 2 weeks ago
  • User Research
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Awakezzz
    Remind me again why League of Legends is at an anime expo?
    A number of folks in our community like to cosplay and like it when others cosplay. Lots of skill and effort go into some of those costumes with pretty awesome results. We like supporting them

    Also, fan art there was pretty beast.
    #3
    3 months, 2 weeks ago
  • User Research
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Riot Tiki
    A number of folks in our community like to cosplay and like it when others cosplay. Lots of skill and effort go into some of those costumes with pretty awesome results. We like supporting them

    Also, fan art there was pretty beast.
    Yeah! Saw her walking around, didn't get to chat with her much though. There was also a really well done Heartseeker Ashe costume.
    #4
    3 months, 2 weeks ago
  • User Research
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Furi Kuri III
    Did you just respond to yourself???? .__.
    Yes, I fail

    Meant to respond to the person who referenced picture of Ashe. Sorries!
    #5
    3 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Sr. Concept Artist
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TerraRising
    I can answer this, I believe.

    Anime Expo is one of the most cosplay-friendly conventions in the United States. As a result, some of the best cosplayers and costume makers come to Anime Expo to show off their wearable art. Many of these cosplayers happen to live in Southern California, Los Angeles in particular.

    Since 2012, League of Legends has been one of the most popular cosplay themes at Anime Expo. The Riot Games headquarters is also near Los Angeles (Santa Monica), so it's convenient for the company to show up to support their fans. In fact, at least 50 Rioters, including IronStylus and Rivington, spent time talking and posing for pictures with nearly 200 cosplayers at our big mega gathering last year.

    This year, the cosplayers organized two gatherings to accomodate us. Riot, seeing an opportunity, decided to buy booth space at Anime Expo to hand out skin codes, lanyards, and be really awesome to fans and cosplayers alike! It was also super awesome when RiotExLibris invited all of us to pose on stage on Saturday.

    That's why, in my opinion, Riot was there.
    Also! Like many conventions that used to be strictly one form of media or another, a lot of modern conventions (Anime Expo, C2E2, ComicCon, Japan Expo, etc) are becoming more and more all-encompassing and welcoming to related forma of media. Those who like anime, video games, comics, and other popular media definitely have overlapping interests. It makes sense for these shows and gatherings to become more umbrella-like in the vendors/exhibitors they attract and the stuff they showcase. I think our idea is that we just want to be where our players are, to be able to interact, to give back and to listen to them directly, wherever that may be.
    #6
    3 months, 2 weeks ago