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back home, safe but tired... [Mar. 3rd, 2007|11:10 pm]
Verminius Rex
Spending the day at an anime con is an interesting experience, especially since I don't really know much anime beyond Spirited Away and a couple other Miazaki films. It's either like being in a room full of people speaking another language, or the only person in the room who doesn't get a joke.

20 minutes in the registration line, not to bad for the crowd (over 1200 if I heard correctly), but the dork behind me was on his cell phone for that entire time, every other phrase started with "Oh my God!" I know he was talking to someone in Hawaii, he is in high school, his mom dropped him off before attending a baby shower, and he kept saying "Oh my God, this line is so long!" My favorite line was "Oh my God, a black guy in a Superman shirt just walked by!" Why this was newsworthy is beyond me.

I spent the first hour or more wandering, before I started running into folk I knew. I took some photos but not an overwhelming number, but I did have a great time with several people including queza7, and dinner with solan_t and auroraceleste. I hope to see you all at the next costumer's group meetup that I can attend.

The cosplay contest was an hour late starting, the skits sucked my will to live right out of me, but the runway show of costumes went at a good pace and most were quite impressive. My friend Becky won a prize for something (don't recall, by then my brain was jelly) as did queza7 for her lovely costume of some big eared chick with really long hair and a white dress (which tells you just how much I know about anime.)

The only thing I brought home besides my badge and the pictures, is a fleece hat. With really long bunny ears. I suspect Pari will try to steal it tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: solan_t
2007-03-05 12:48 am (UTC)
They told us registration was something like 1565 or so. Nearly 1600, anyway. Pretty darn cool, when they expected maybe 800.

I really did have fun. Even herding cosplay constestants for the pre-judging. I think the successful crowd control stroked my inner control freak.

I was very good to see you!
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[User Picture]From: solan_t
2007-03-05 12:49 am (UTC)
Oh, and queza7 was 'Chi' from.... um... LOL, can't remember, either.
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[User Picture]From: queza7
2007-03-05 11:30 pm (UTC)
Chi from Chobits. It's ok - I'm not a complete noob, but I'm far from knowledgeable about anime!
I think we were expecting 1000 people this year, but I think you were about right on the actual estimate. It's craziness! :)

And I want to see pictures of Pari in that hat. It'd be wayyy too cute. ^^
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[User Picture]From: astein142
2007-03-05 07:10 pm (UTC)
Bunny ears!
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