I was able to go to Anime Fest and I had a blast! I got to go to two of my very first Japanese panels. The first with Arina Tanemura for a live drawing and Q&A. The second panel with three Ghibli animators for another Q&A session! My sis and I even got autographs ☺️, Arina-sensei giggled at me when my sis told her translator that I am a die hard fan of hers (insert my tsundere mode) and I couldn’t stop blushing while denying it.