And once again it's the end of the annual fanime con...I am so depressed. I can't believe it's over until next year. *pout
I was so draggy last year but I am rather pleased...I didn't get the plushies though so that wasn't a good thing. BUT I got the ears.
I so wanted to swing by the Artist Alley, but I don't think I'll get around to it but who knows things happen.
You know that it's been a long convention when you notice the Otaku staggering around like drunks.
Right now it's currently time for all the otaku to start their migrations out of the their hotel rooms and bother poor harried bell boys and demand them to come get their bags and knick knacks.
I have deiced that I won't be bringing so much stuff next year one because it leaves more room for goodies...and I need a job so I can BUY goodies! But also it gives me room to repack all that crap back into the bags! OH MY GOD So much stuff! I need to bring less clothes and things so I can at least stuff all the stuff back into my suitcase! Or at least it will be a little lighter. Hm…or maybe I should just get bigger luggage…
I am so disappointed in myself. I went to the anime for people over 30 panel...I am such a bad person.
Today it's presented by Jonathan Osbourn, who is rather funny but has a tendency to overwhelm people and take over a topic of conversation solely by the volume of his voice.
So we got dragged around a lot but we the people in the room did push back and we had a nice hour long talk about Anime and what drew us to anime.
I wasn't happy but, I went anyways. It was kinda meh. Mr. Poitras didn't make it...although I noticed him wandering around the concourse later. Maybe he just didn't want to wake up that early.
One of the ladies there said that she sends around $5,000 on this convention! Can you imagine that?!
She and her daughter and her friends stay over all 4 days of the convention…and she spends that much on it?! And that's not even cosplay. What the heck is she buying?! She lives in SJ so it's not like it's travel expenses…wow…
She used to live down in So.
One question that I'll probably gnaw on is: "What keeps you interested in anime?"
I'll have to think about it…
Okay so once I escaped that panel...which was more on track this year than last year, I went back to the room and packed up my luggage. Changed my clothes and checked out. I had them hold my bags for me then went to the convention center.
I wateched the last of the AnimeMusic video Top 100 videos (24-1) and a few other little AMVs. Then wandered over to Stage Zero. Stood around a bit and soaked up what was left of the fanime experience. I could have stayed for closing ceremonies but it's like…you don't want it to end. So if you don't "participate" in some of the things it won't in a way…I am not sure what I am trying to say.
I picked up some stuff off the tables that they have. Doubles: one for me, one for Arra. I'll send them off to her when I get a chance.
I slowly wandered out the front doors and looked at the last lingering cosplayers and watched the Jesus … people. Okay. I'll have to rant about them…but I'll do it in a separate post. They make me go GRRR.
Then I collected my bags from the hotel and caught the lite rail and went home….
Other than those last few tweets….Fanime is over again for another year.
I can't WAIT till 2010!!!
With Tour of California being held on the same weekend?! Hmmm…choices choices!