The smaller, more communal atmosphere also made it easier to stop and talk with some of the cosplayers present, some of which I'd met at other conventions. At the end of the night there was even a dance with live DJ. Overall, a great experience, especially considering the low price ($10 with discount code + wearing costume) and a great first outing to Long Beach. I'll definitely keep this convention on my radar for next year.
Check out the photos from the event below, or head over to Facebook to see the facebook album there. Enjoy!