Monthly Archive for June, 2008

Anime Next 2008 Loot

OK, here’s my obligatory loot pics. First, I got a Higurashi Kai book and two issues of Megami, one at the con, the other at the Sanseido next to Mitsuwa. In general, besides the titillating Konata and Kagami images that have been well-noted elsewhere, there were not that many posters in them I liked, except for the Soul Eater one above. But I did get some exciting figures and plushies, so please read on…

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Anime Next 2008 – Day Two

Sigh. As you may have read elsewhere, today was, like yesterday, not much to rave about. I bought just a few more things, took a few more cosplay photos, and sat around a bit more with JP and Hinano (who were tired and bored as well). I was actually at the infamous fansub panel for an hour (half its full length, which is longer than JP&H made it). The NYAF panel was good, because I will be part of a blogging panel at that con and the guy kept mentioning Doctor Who (LOL). He also mentioned Battlecrap Galactica, but no one’s perfect. And btw, in answer to his question, I would think John Barrowman might be, um.., dreamier than David Tenant, if only because he can sing Broadway tunes as well (although I think Tenant might do that too). Anyway, I tried to get JP&H to vocally tout the blogging panel, but they did not. I didn’t either, so I am a wuss as well. But on a blog I am as bold as a Tripeman, so COME TO THE AMAZING NYAF BLOGGING PANEL WITH DS and his two assistants!!!!

I was also happy to see my friend Ray today, who goes to many cons, although he has a wife arriving from China in a few days and may have to change his lifestyle. Oh well, I did at least get a shot of him holding a cosplayer’s dollfie. And that was pretty much it. I left early to go get Japanese snacks at Mitsuwa. But do look at my pictures of cosplayers below….

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Anime Next 2008 – Day One

I got up very early to head to New Jersey for Anime Next, so if I’m not coherent, its because I’m very tired. I arrived at the Meadowlands Exposition Center to discover a moderately long line for Pre-Reg and a shorter line for Non-Pre-Reg (I got in the second line). The wait was not bad at all and I was amused by a guy behind me who was really talkative (in a loud voice) who kept asking everyone he met, whether they were in costume or not, who they were supposed to be. I don’t think he’d seen much anime, because he couldn’t correctly identify any costumes (LOL) and kept pointing and asking, “Are you a Pokemon trainer?” (RFLMAO). So how did the day go? Please read on for some more info and pics…

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