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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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….
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…
To start my second day at Anime Next 2007, I went to watch the AMVs. I had missed the first ten or so, and left my ballot behind, so I didn’t even vote. I wasn’t too impressed by the ones I saw, except this one, of course XD. I thought the audio/visual setup for the AMVs was not too great, though. The main events area was just one part of a large space that was subdivided by black curtains. So all the sounds from the main stage could be heard through the curtains everywhere, like in the dealers room and artists alley.
After the AMVs, I focused on taking some pictures of cosplayers and, before I left, I went to a panel on Anime and Anime Fandom in NYC. Three members of the Metro Anime club led the panel. They encouraged audience participation and covered such topics as where to meet other anime fans and where to watch/buy anime in NY. Online forums and blogging were mentioned right near the end, but the emphasis of the panelists was on physically meeting other fans.
Here are some cosplay pictures…..
I went to Anime Next today. I did things like buy stuff, preregister for Connecticon (saving myself ten bucks!), and meet Hinano and (briefly) jp. I also took some pictures around the con. I fail at taking cosplay pictures, but there are a few here. More info can be read in the captions. (I’ll post later on what I bought, but it included an issue of Comp Hs with a Konata pencil board that has pleased me well).