Despite a weekend with constant rain, fog, and otherwise unpleasant weather, cosplayers and nerds of all kinds were able to live large at the Kalahari Resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for Colossalcon East. Taking place from September 7-9, 2018, the convention drew in anime fans from all over, most of whom were there as much for the water park onsite as they were for the convention itself.
Guests this year included voice actors Todd Haberkorn (Soul Eater), Morgan Berry (My Hero Academia), James Carter Cathcart (Pokémon), Michele Knotz (Pokémon), and many others. This marked the second year that Colossalcon East was held; it acts as a spinoff convention from the main Colossalcon, which has been held in Ohio since 2002.
Take a look at some of the sights from the show below, with photography by Gemstone Publishing Assistant Editor Carrie Wood.