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Monday
Aug252014

Picture Day Has Come

So it's time for me to get off my ass, or rather get on my ass and begin editing/uploading photos from my past years of conventions that I have been putting off for forever.  Yes I am Pracrastinor the 1st, king of all procrastinators.  Marvel at the sheer volume of things I have not done.  Seriously though, I really need to start getting more shit done.

Monday
Aug102009

Roll the dice

It's almost time for Gencon.  I'm damn nervous and excited.  I look forward to this convention every year but sadly this will be the first year I'm going without my friends.  It sucks that they can't make it this year, and it just won't be the same without them.  Since I won't be hanging out with friends at all I went super ambitious and lined up an insane non-stop gaming schedule.  Ok, so I left some breaks in there for food and the exhibition hall ....but not much.  Anyway, tomorrow I must do laundry pack all my bags etc.

Sunday
Jul192009

Otakon Blues

Sadly another Con has come to a close and it makes me sad already.  I love this con every year and so look forward to it (even with all the jackasses).  This morning's "Fist of the North Star" showing was ruined by all the jack asses constantly thinking they were funny for yelling "witty" things at the screen.  I say "witty" because quite frankly there were just fucktards trying to get a laugh and I would love a con without these jerks.  Regardless of these annoyances though, the Anime World Order folks did some cool panels and "The Old Timers of Anime" were entertaining as well as Frederick Schodt's panel.  I checked out a number of different anime while at the con such as: Kaze No Stigma, Murder Princess, Sgt. Frog, D Gray-man, Giant Robo (awesome classic :), Hajime No Ippo (also fanstastic) and Shigurui: Death Frenzy (weird ...very weird ... see last post).  I attended the AMV overflow this year and it was fun as usual (next year I'll make sure my ballot counts).  I'll be happy to sleep in my own bed tonight.  I think I'll start an anime section on the site after this con .... right after I get all my photos edited and posted in the convention photos section!

Saturday
Jul182009

One day down

On my second day of Otakon and so far it's a good con. The Vamps concert was awesome and Mell's concert was INCREDIBLE! I found some nice bargains in the dealer room on items I've been trying to get a hold of. The Otakon folks decided to guarantee every person who was in line by 11 Thursday night a badge. It was pretty cool of them since originally it was only those who'd made it inside the doors by 11. I Caught one of Daryl Surat's panels yesterday (one of the Anime World Order podcast hosts), and it was educational as well as entertaining. Also went to the Madhouse panel. Apparently there is a Trigun movie that's been made and will come out early next year I believe. Madhouse creates some very cool anime! "Shiguri: Death Frenzy" is one hell of a bizarre samurai anime. Here's some footage of usual crazy registration line

Wednesday
Jul152009

3-2-1 Otakon!

I'm packing and preparing for my trip to Otakon tomorrow.  I look forward to this convention every year (as my photo gallery may attest to).  This will be the first year I've actually got a hotel room at the convention and so it will also be the first year I'll attend Sunday events.  It will be nice not to have to drive back to the house each day this year, even though it's not that far.  I can't wait to eat some pocky, watch some good anime and take a ton of pictures!  I'm hoping the Vamps concert tomorrow will rock:)