The con that wasn't!
Whee, I attended this year's Ani-Magic in Lancaster, California. ^,^ How was it? Well, to put it in a nutshell, I call it "the con that wasn't" for a reason... ^^* We didn't do anything. ::laughs:: The only things we did that were really convention related were see the Masquerade and go to the dealer's room. Didn't see any videos or panels or other events...just a whole lot of sitting around, bullshitting and being obnoxious.
It was fun! ^_____^
So, here be my mini-report.
Go the distance~
As mentioned above, Ani-Magic is held at the Antelope Valley Inn in Lancaster, CA. ~_~ In the middle of the desert. I guess the most annoying part (aside from not having air-conditioning in my car..) was making the 5-hour drive there and back all by myself. I'm growing to greatly dislike traveling by myself.....
I only attended the con 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, so I only wore two costumes...sort of. Saturday was Yoh from Shaman King (so badly... ~_~ ) and Sunday was Satoshi from D.N.Angel.
The Yoh costume was...sad. I decided to do it two weeks before the con.... Very little time to put together a whole cosplay.... But the costume itself wasn't too bad...I don't think. The part that really bothered me was the wig. Yoh has dark hair with really long bangs...I have hyper-butch short blond hair.... ^^* I have a good reason for hating wigs. It looked really bad.... I'm embarrassed to have been seen in it. ~_~
Satoshi, on the other hand, I love love love! ^__^ It's one of my favorite cosplays, yet nobody ever knows who it is. But is so comfortable! And cool! And I get to have blue hair! ^____^ Squee!
Ani-Magic has a history of not getting any Japanese guests. ^^* But they did happen to get several of my favorite American (or Canadian, as it is) voice actors this year...only one of which actually showed up.
I got to meet (and interview and joke with and stalk and hug) Scott McNeil!! YES!
Binbou~ (ah so broke it hurts...)
Due to my serious lack of funds these days, I seriously cut back on my spending. This li'l con, I only got a few things:
Angelique - character single collection CD (super bootleg ^^* )
D.N.Angel - 2 posters
D.N.Angel - WINK drama CD, 2nd Target: Lovesick
Gensomaden Saiyuki - Vocal Album Vol. 1
Whee! I went there only hoping to get the Saiyuki CD, an' I found it! ^_^ I happy.
I learned from my AX report that I kinda prefer doing just highlights instead of full reports. ^,^ Especially when we didn't really do anything....... ^^ So....
Scott McNeil! ^.^
Finding the Saiyuki CD I wanted
Seeing my Kimmy ^,^
Fun (and funny) Japanese videos
Hanging by rafters
Seeing cool cosplayers
Glomping cool cosplayers
::talking about half-naked people:: - *Scott McNeil walks by...half naked* ^^
Happy Fluffy Bunny Sanzo ^_____^ and his bunny companions
Daichan's cute voice
Cute masquerade skits
Trevor crawling on stage as Wormmon... ^^***
Playing around and spying on Jason Lee and co. at Denny's
Me and Tara flipping the world off for a constant two hours.. ^^
Watching Shaman King on Jack's laptop
Two people actually recognizing my Satoshi cosplay!!
TasukixChichiri print ^_^
Meeting (and interviewing and joking with and stalking and hugging) Scott McNeil!!
Everything I bought ^^
Five hour drive....
In the desert....
With no air-conditioner...
Miniscule dealers "nook" with not too much interested in..
Horrible horrible horrible Yoh wig...
Hell, the whole Yoh costume... ~_~
Sandals...made my feet so dry the skin cracked all kinds... *_* Painful.......
The frickin' Yoh wig! ^^*
Heh...a good most of the pictures I took were very, very random.... ^^* You have been warned.
Yami no Matsui's Watari and Tsuzuki. ^_^
Hot Squall in his SeeD uniform.
One Piece's Sanji strikes a pose.
We snagged a few Gundam Wing cosplayers. ^_^
Got us some 3x4...
And a little 2x3, for good measure.
Link, from The Legend of Zelda.
Digimon's Ken...feelin' genki. ^,^*
Cute Hakkai! ^_^ With a cute Hakkai smile.
Sanzo takes a break.
Praying Mantis!! (running around in front of our room)
Do the Sanji dance!
^^* I don't know the character, but she was so cute!
Our mascot - Bondage Sheep!
BS rarin' to go!
Awesome Seigfried of Soul Calibur. (forgive me for not being able to spell that name.. ^^*** )
This Quatre was so cute! ^,^ (and I told him so, and he got all shy... ^^ kawaii!)
Notice she makes it a point to point at the "large" size.... ^^*
Trevor, up close and personal!
Tara extreme closeup!
Toshi looking way cool. ^_^
Me and Tara being silly. ^^
The Fushigi Yuugi poster I wanted so much but couldn't afford....
Hand holding... ^^*
Our beloved hotel room.
Outside our room...where the Pikachu roam freely.
Our happy li'l group at breakfast/lunch/dinner/only meal of the day. ^^ (with my spoon of justice!)
Scott McNeil says hello to a canine fan. (I swear I was not just getting a shot of his ass.... ^^* )
Smokin'! ^^* (just don't ask what....)
The...lovely...scenery on the drive home....
Thanks for sharing!
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