- local/no hotel costs
- great dealer's room and AA
- friends everywhere!
- "Doing the 'Write' Thing" panel
- great costumes + masquerade
- hard to get bored with panels, shopping, and stuff in Raleigh
- registration line on Sat morning was rough
- parking is evil
- PLEASE ALLOW WESTERN MEDIA PANELS ALREADY (although panels are continually improving)
Animazement is my home con, and I've been going since I was a wee 12-year-old baby in 2010. It has, at times, frustrated me with its panel programming (AZ doesn't usually take panels based on Western media) and logistics (price, parking, etc.), but in the end, it's one of my favorite conventions and I see myself returning annually for a long time.