Nash and I attended our first ever Atomic Lollipop this past Friday and Saturday. It’s a unique convention that was a mixture of Comicon, Anime North with the 90s mixed in.
There were many stores and shops with cute things to buy.
A game room with video game consoles from all eras including duck hunt (which we were super terrible at). I still can’t understand how to aim.
Friday night, they brought to life the Much Video Dance parties of my high school days. Later in the night, it filled up with the people dancing to the music of their childhood. I saw videos from the Venga Boys, Eiffel 65 and Chumbawamba.
Areas of the science centre were open to us so we played around with this age testing machine.
Nash checking out a hologram heart.
There was a nerd circus where the performers all cosplayed!
We participated in a POG tournament. Do you remember pogs? The real game was harder than I remembered! We got crushed by a girl who could flip the entire stack at once.
The hilariously costumed Tupperware Remix Party provided soundtracked a glittery dance party.
Ghetto Mario Kart was the best. It was literally RC cars with knives and balloons taped together. Let’s try this at home.
There were so many adorable things to buy! I picked up this adorable food bracelet. How could I not??
There was free retro arcade games and pinball machines. That Star Wars pinball was super hard.
This guy truly gave crap advice.
Cold brew coffee paired well with the hot weather.
We played archery tag. It was my first time trying archery and I wasn’t very good at aiming but it was so much fun! They provided us with 10 minutes of training before we were headed off for a game of tag with 10 people.
Nash sat on a panel where he was a Pokemon master and described how to draw a Pokemon to someone who has no idea what they looked like.
Can you guess what Pokemon these guys are?
There was a nerf gun battle on Saturday night. Unfortunately we didn’t bring any guns but we observed people shooting each other for a bit.
Saturday’s evening entertainment included Elijah Wood DJing with his duo Wooden Wisdom.
Then one of my 90s dreams came true and I saw Prozzak reunite! REMEMBER PROZZAK?!
Before heading out we saw the fire circus performance which thankfully waited for all the Prozzak fans to be done!
Atomic Lollipop was truly a magical experience and I’m looking forward to what adventures they’ll bring next year.