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FANIME 2011 CON REPORT
Gundam 00 | days filled with laughter
bluestraggler
HOMG I'M USING LJ AGAIN \o/

I skipped last year's con report cuz last Fanime was kind of a disaster (except the BECK group, the BECK group pretty much saved the con for me ♥), but this Fanime MORE THAN made up for it. Cosplay/photoshoot-wise this has been the most relaxed Fanime so far, but on the other hand I actually went to panels this time and made full use of my badge. I went to my first guest panel(s)! AND LEFT THEM WITH STORIES TO TELL FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE until everybody gets sick of me telling them over and over about that one time at the Furuya panel at Fanime 2011.


Friday

- arrived ~1PM and deposited stuff at evanae's room
- decided to postpone Soul Eater, tagged along with Cindy and eeveil to Target for last minute shopping; new Taikoubou black long sleeved tee get!
- dicked around in Hilton 0714 before putting on guido hair and epic eyeliner eyebrows in preparation for --
- nerdcore's Hanna is Not a Boy's Name group! It was SUPER FUN. We did a bunch of boyband/magazine cover poses and some hilaribad cheezeface ones XDD I did a lot of eyebrow flexing.
- a wild toggy appeared! She used Hanna Girly Fist Attack on pkgaming! It was not effective.
- went to dinner at Bo Town with Mi-ne and Charlie, with Lamont's guido hair and epic eyebrows intact. I felt like the Asian waitress was judging me just a little harder than Asian waitresses usually do.
- dragged all my stuff from Hilton 0714 to Marriott 2024 where I'm actually staying; ran into castor on the way~
- went with mirai_noah to breepants' room where we drank, ate Super Smores (Nilla Wafers + marshmallow + Nutella) and told sordid dramarama tales around a campfire in a pile on the bed
- ...aaaand we had an accident at our room later that night which I helped clean up cuz I felt it was karmic justice for what I did in yafromuk's room at Fanime the year before u_u
- SLEEP

Saturday

- got into China! ...After about 45 minutes of finagling with a safety pin for the robe to close properly cuz I was too lazy to sew snaps.
- was joined by Browan (Boy Taiwan) yuan_18 as I was getting ready
- found Mi-ne and Charlie in line, drew on her Doa face tattoo, took a pic with a military China and a SUPER CUTE GIRL CHINA eeeeeee *~*
- went to H0714 to powwow with konishii as Hong Kong and evanae whom we bullied into Taiwanning for us \o/
- CHAR BOR* AHH WHY YOU TAKE SO LONG TO PUT ON MAKE UP? YOU PUT ON SO THICK, THEN YOU COME HOME, AND WHAT YOU DO? YOU TAKE IT ALL OFF!
- derpy dysfunctional Chinese family for the next 2 hours - had a mini shoot with Nergene~
- IT'S AMURO TIME! Got in line with mirai_noah - and ran into college friends shadowfox85 et al! Had a fun time catching up.
- ASLKJFGSDFJ FURUYA TOHRU SLKJFASHDGLSDFJGH
- AN HOUR OF MY LIFE I WILL NEVER FORGET
- CUZ BITCHES I GOT A HUG FROM FUCKING FURUYA TOHRU
- granted, he gave hugs to the 3 last people in the Q/A line who didn't get to go
- but I asked for mine as Zeta Amuro and earned it legitly
- detailed report on the panel coming soon
- hung out with LALAH SUNE naoekun and Browan in line for the autograph session
- got an exclusive $10 Furuya clear folder to qualify for a Super Secret Fan Meet & Greet the next day 8]
- Gundam Gathering! \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ I-I really need to start bringing new Amuros to the gathering x_X;
- SCREW THE YUYA CONCERT no offense Yuya I'M TOO PUMPED FULL OF ADRENALIN and Jet wanted more China family times
- so back into China I get~ and we all head out to dinner
- en route to dinner we get rained on by shitty and psychotic bay area summer 2011 weather
- but we got Baja Fresh so it was all good.
- China famiry went back to con center and tried to do some karaoke but there were technical difficulties up the wazoo so Browan and I did a capella open mic and gave the audience 3 free songs B] you're welcome, audience
- Hetalia After Hours panel was ehhhh but fun/silly nonetheless and we got hot chocolate from Jet :>
- ACTUALLY SLEPT 7 HOURS WOW

* pronounced "zah-boh", means "girl/woman" in Hokkien. Refer to this handy dandy Singlish vocabulary guide for more Chinese dialect terms and phrases!

Sunday

- hung out with ensuing for a bit in the Marriott lobby! And exchanged tales of awesome guest panel experiences
- FUCKING RIBBONS TIME; I love how each time I decide to retire this costume something happens that makes me bring it out again even though it doesn't really fit me anymore and is now a bitch to get in/out of orz
- got in line for the 2nd Furuya panel at 10am; number of attendees was half of that the day before, and I was the only Gundam cosplayer there :'(
- lol sat in the same spot as I did on Saturday
- DAMN YOU Q/A LINE STOP ASKING MY QUESTIONS!!!! o9"
- so, with no questions left to ask, I just stood tl;dr-ing in halting Japanese at Furuya about how awesome Ribbons is because Furuya voiced him
- and asked him for something that I would be far too respectful and embarrassed to ask for if my evil bully enabler friend Mi-ne hadn't been there, ENABLING ME
- ほっぺに (*^^)^*)チュ~ ☆
- キャアアアアアアーーーーー O(≧∇≦)O O(≧∇≦)O O(≧∇≦)O O(≧∇≦)O O(≧∇≦)O
- ONLY FURUYA CAN COMPEL ME TO USE CUTE JAPANESE EMOTICONS AND TALK LIKE A STUPID WEEABOO
- details from panel #2 will be included in the above mentioned report
- roamed the Dealers Hall FOR THE FIRST TIME; got me a Yasuhiko Yoshikazu Gundam artbook!
- got in line for Super Secret Furuya Meet & Greet and hung out with mah Gundam crew
- MOAR FURUYA TIEM
- got a picture taken with him as Ribbons! *A* and a page from my Gundam artbook signed~
- he seated everyone to take a group photo-- AND THEN HE SQUEEZED IN BETWEEN ME AND mirai_noah TO TAKE A GROUP PHOTO WITH EVERYONE KYAAAAA
- I have no idea how we would ever find these photos cuz the man doesn't have a Twitter but I WILL DIE TRYING
- Gundam Con 2011 is officially over. お疲れ様でした!
- aaaand finally change into Taikoubou. The hat-ears stayed put remarkably well! GO SELF
- wandered around con for a bit with Mi-ne; was recognized/stopped for photos approximately eight times! FUCK YEAH ALL YOU COOL KIDS WHO KNOW HOUSHIN ENGI!! It was a big day for me.
- helped konishii get into her Shinkouhyou costume
- HOUSHIN ENGI TIMES for a tiny bit before I had to go to Masq XD;
- masq was mmmmmmm okay? On average it's better, in that there were far fewer dumb/random/horrible skits this time, but there was also nothing very outstanding? The ones that really stood out to me were the Scott Pilgrim one and martial arts Avatar one. *__*
- skipped out on the judging lolol and chilled with konishii before going with her and Dan for a Houshin mini shoot
- then RIPPED THAT HAT OFF MY HEAD ilu hat but you were squeezing all my brains into the crown of my head @_@
- Kristen, Dan, Scott, fullmetal_tora and I trekked out to Jack in the Box to eat, but apparently, so did every crackhead, hooker and brotha in a 2 mile radius of downtown SJ. SKETCHY JACK IS SUPER SKETCHY
- so FUCK THAT NOISE, we're going to IHOP! Thanks to free parking Sunday at my favorite parking structure in SJ, I rolled my car right out of that garage at no charge \o/
- 2am + delirious con-goers + one-way streets and unexpected turns = ADVENTURE TIME
- we were SOOO HUUUNGRYYYY it was hard to not order everything on the menu
- Cisy and Kristen had bits of my chicken florentine which I fed them via plane, choo-choo train and the Death Star
- wanted to do the Tardis too but I probably can't spin my fork without my florentine flying everywhere so we had to pass :(
- DELIRIOUS DRIVE BACK, and the coldest 2 blocks I've ever had to walk from garage to hotel @_@
- PASS OUT

Monday

- half got into Spartoi Black*Star, packed up all my shit, and hauled it out to my car with Alli
- went to Girls Guide to Gundam panel by Jet and Mirai! I love being amongst Gundam peeps, our numbers may be few but we're like a close-knit famiry ;u;
- lol a Stein stopped me on the way to dealer's hall and I gave her my B*S autograph o/
- hung out in dealer's hall, finally bought swag! Like an APH Asias fanart antho, and... a Charo. (A red haro.) The blue one was too dark and looked like the Trinities' evil Haro :(
- went to lunch at Hydration with Cindy, Kristen et al~ thought "veg steak" meant veggie AND steak, not vegetarian steak ~_~ oh well it was yummy all the same
- got into girly*Star cuz binding was killing me, and got a few pics taken by Cindy. Thanks Cindy ♥
- drove Alli out to her country club home out in the SJ hills LOL
- drove home half asleep orz

NO PHOTOS UNTIL THE NEXT POST cuz however few that I did take I haven't even gotten off my card yet x_X;


SHOUTOUTS!!!!

antieden Connie~~ XD NAME THE TIME AND PLACE we'll do Sakura Taisen I promiiiise
breepants nice meeting you (finally)! You're such a cool and funny person *__* Thanks for the smores and drinks!
castor, mikage lol I'm shouting out at both of you at the same time cuz you're virtually a collective XD I'm glad I was able to see you guys even if it was just for a little bit~ Emi it's so awesome that you recognized me as Lamont XDDDD
eeveil too bad someone else asked Furuya for the slap line but thx for the prompt anyway XD
ensuing we only got to hang out a bit but it was great talking to you again nonetheless ♥ I'VE MISSED YOUUUU let's marathon something again sometime XD
evanae thanks for Taiwanning for konishii and me ♥♥♥ cutest little sister X3 can't wait to hang out more and Spartoi/BECK etc at AX~
fullmetal_tora DUN DUN DUUUN DUN-DUN DUUUN DUN-DUN DUUUN
iamacoyfish good talking to youuuu~ sorry I couldn't stay and chat longer XD; I'll definitely come find you again at AX!
konishii FUCK YEAH HOUSHIN ENGI AND CHINAS REPRESENT \m/>A<\m/
mirai_noah FUCK YEAH THIS HAS BEEN GUNDAM CON 2011 \o/ thanks for letting me borrow your camera for stuff ;__; and of course thanks for letting me room with you guys ♥ PM or DM or text me with hotel fare and I'll Paypal you asap!
naoekun RAHRAH ♥♥ XIANGXIANG ♥♥ thanks for all the funtimes as usual!
nerdcore thanks so much for organizing the Hanna group and shoot! It was super fun! :DDDD
randomkaren ahhh sorry I missed you as girly Soul :'C I'll def. do girly BFFs with you at AX!
shadowfox85, Tad, Michelle, it was great running into you guys in line for the Furuya panel! Sorry I didn't say bye when I left, I was kind of starstruck x_X
peachpocky nice running into you at con~
shiimapan saw you only for a little bit but it's always nice to see you and hang with the Gundam kids X)
yafromuk and Jessiah, you guys looked fabuloso as usual~ hope I'll be able to talk with you guys more at AX :>
ycysusan thanks for wig~ and I'm glad you went to the Yuya concert on my behalf XD
yoshikochan, whitelilacs SAINT SEIYA COSPLAY IS HAPPENING YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT - AX is a bit tight for me but I should at least be able to do casual Seiya (without the cloth backpack x_X might not have time to prep that) I'll definitely follow up with you guys on this!
yuan_18 ♥♥♥ Browan ♥♥♥ thanks for helping me take pictures and video! I'm glad you had fun/weren't bored with all my Gundamming haha XD
ziggybecket it's too bad I didn't get to go to midnight dinner with you guys :( hopefully I'll catch you at AX~
Mirai, Ani, Alli, et al roommates - thank you for having me in the room! You guys were great hotel-mates :>
Mi-ne - THANK YOU FOR BEING AN EVIL, BULLYING ENABLER WHO COMPELS ME TO DO CRAZY SHIT THAT I'D OTHERWISE BE TOO CHICKENSHIT TO DO.
Tim - DESERT HERO AMURO \o/ why didn't you stay for the gathering?? you deserter >:T HAHA DESERTER, GET IT?
Dan, Scott - nice meeting you~ Dan, thanks for Houshin photos, and Scott, thanks for... sitting through... the IHOP Death Star??? LMAO


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We soooo need to hang outttttttt. It was so fun to hang out with you on Sunday and fangirl and rant and fangirl some more~ =D

YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSU

Quick! Pick something to marathon next, set a date, I'll be there! :D Also, you know Erika's in the bay area now too right? IT'S MINNA NO NORCAL

You were a wonderful Lamont, so of course I recognized you~! ♥ It was good to see you, if only for a tiny bit of time. :3

kyaa ♥ we should exchange Lamont cosplay pics! XD I swear I did nothing but flex eyebrows during the entire shoot LMAO

KYAAAA

Thank you for being an awesome hotel roomie you are the best <3 And Gundam Con 2011, woot woot! Oh here's your photo with Furuya, I'm sorry it's blurry but it was the staff's fault! I'll post the videos I have from his panels once I can edit them. XD

NO U ♥ ahhh thanks for that photo! ;^; Actually would you mind if I embedded some photos from your ACP in my photo post? Cuz yours are so much nicer than the ones taken on my lousy ass camera DX

I WANT TO SEE THESE HOUSHIN ENGI PICS NAO

I DIDN'T KNOW YOU KNOW HOUSHIN ENGI

PICS GO UP AS SOON AS I FIND THEM

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YOU WERE SO MUCH FUN AND WE NEED TO HANG OUT AT CONS AND TELL MORE STORIES OF DRAMARAMA.

Glad you had a good time, man!

I jelly, getting to hang out with everyone like that, but it sounds like it was totally worth it!

Dude! Come to Fanime next year! We miss you :'(

Your post is so awesome AND CONCISE. I THINK I NEED TO EDIT MINE BEFORE POSTING, OTHERWISE I WILL TL;DR PEOPLE TO DEATH...which may happen anyway. ;(

ILU AS CHINA AND BO FOREEEVVERRR. SO MUCH EPIC TIMES WERE HAD. THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY FANIME A MILLION TIMES BETTER. I MISS YOU ALREADY. WHY DON'T YOU LIVE NEAR ME.

NO YOU SHOULD KEEP IT NICE AND LONG I love reading long detailed posts :D I only used bullet points cuz I'm too lazy to type so much LOL

and rest assured, the Furuya panel separate report WILL be the length of a novelette ._.

YOU MADE MY FANIME 234858473x MORE AWESOME TOO ♥ KYA KYA LITTLE BRO AND SHINKOUHYOU *~* I DON'T KNOW WHY I DON'T LIVE NEAR YOU I might as well, everybody seems to think I'm from LA LOL

Were you the girl with all the Furuya-voiced cosplays and got a kiss from him?

y-

yes


/)_(\

how did you find me? *__*

Edited at 2011-06-06 06:08 am (UTC)

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THIS IS TRUE.

<333333333!!

HURRAHSS!!!! Such EPIC TIMEZ COMING *.* ~

(I don't have time to work on a box or anything either ^^;; dakara shimpai shinai de ~)

When do you want to weir SS at AX? Are you going to Ycon? *.* Mmm I need to improve Shun's wig ...

Oh god I don't think I can't wear it at AX anymore, I don't even have a wig yet AARGHSLDKJF @_@; (and I want at least semi-visible biceps before I do nekkid arms Seiya) I can go to Ycon! Maybe we could do SS then? >_o

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