Anime Detour 2008
Anime Boston 2008
Sogen Con 2007
Anime North 2007
Anime Boston 2007
Anime Detour 2007
Anime North 2006
Anime Detour 2006
Anime North 2006
At which I learned the Fanboys are a force to be reckoned with.
I didn't feel like taking pictures much, so you'll have to live with the text version. There were maybe half a dozen cosplayers I was really impressed by, and I was too lazy to dig out my camera for that...so meh.
There was a lot of meeting people, LOTS of people (damn the Fanboys are a HUGE group, you have NO idea), and the whole crowd together was a bit much for me, but I handled it okay when it was small groups. I tripped up a couple of times, but overall, not half bad really. I'm very glad I went. Met Lord Chaos, although somehow he happened to be half-naked 50% of the time which was interesting to say the least, and blue, who is awesome, although you'd never know to look at her how off-the-wall she can be online, heehee, and Gaffney, whose lips move when someone else is reading their part of a script. ;P And uhm...what's that guy's name... Steve Savage, who was on some panels, I've heard his name mentioned around a bit, some of you may know who he is. And a bunch of other awesome folks. Added a few new people to my friends list on LJ, which is yay.
I spent a fair bit of time at this con following folks around, which was fine, since I was mainly there to meet people anyway, but this won't be as in-depth as my previous reports. I only got to a few panels. The first was, of course, the Fanboys panel, in which the crew did a group reading of a fic about them getting stuck in the Harry Potter universe. Much amusement was had, but unfortunately, they ran out of time two pages from the end. -.o
Saturday started off with J-Star. I feel okay about my performance, although I'll probably change my mind after I see the tape, but I didn't get past the first round. More will be said about that in a separate entry. In summary, though, it was a big waste of time and I kind of wish I'd skipped it and gone to the fanfic awards roundtable instead. There was the fanfic panel later, followed by the writer's block panel, and both of those were all right, but I wimped out and didn't hand out any of the .moon business cards at either of those. Way to go, me. -_-
After that it was meetup time for me, Chaos, and blue. We sat around for an hour and a half talking about fics. Whee! I talked about fics with chaaaaaos *fangirl squee*
Ahem... *cough* ^^;; Moving on...
Sunday was a bit more productive as far as pure con attendage goes. I watched some of the replay of the AMV contest entries, which we missed Friday due to the Fanboys panel being rescheduled, and then caught the Sailormoon panel and a panel on creating original characters. After the characterization panel I actually mustered up some courage and camped out outside the door, forcing a .moon card on just about everyone who came out. Bwahaha. We've gotten at least one new member who was given a card after that panel, so, success! And in a burst of randomness, I met the guy who wrote "Sailor Canoehead" while handing out cards! xD
As for dealer's room goodies, I was trying to restrain myself from spending too much, and did okay there for the most part...except, one dealer had the SuperS boxset. It's the only season I didn't have, and although I wasn't even sure if I wanted to buy it at all, ever, I figured if I didn't get it then, I'd never see it again since the licenses have all been pulled. It was there, and I could see for a fact it was the real deal and not a bootleg...so I decided to go for it. I now own all five seasons. I only need artbook #5, and I'll have all the essentials of BSSM.
I also bought a couple of manga volumes and some posters. And that is that.