May 30th, 2005
|11:54 pm - Anime North Con-report :D|
ok, the con pics are gonna have to get split into 2
posts cuz i took too many pictures XD the first post is gonna be all
the merchandise i
bought, and the next post (probably tomorrow) is gonna be all the
cosplayers ^^ all in all it seems i've spent over $1000 at Anime North
this year, more than last year, and bought just as much stuff plus some.
but before that, i'll write a quick report on the con.
2005 started off pretty much like 2004 for me.at 9am on Friday, me plus
my 3 friends arrived at the TCC ready to volunteer. After 3 hours of
stuffing registration packages, we got into line to register
ourselves.Thankfully, the line wasn't too line. Then we headed over to
the Doubletree Hotel to wait for check in time.
This was when
i realized that i had lost my badge which i'd gotten just 10 minutes
ago. So, me and one of my friends races back to the registration
line. Fortunately for me, the girl there knew me from last year and
gave me another badge ^^;;
for an hour or so, the hotel finally let us check in and we went
upstairs to our room to dump our baggage down. 2 of my friends
had tickets to the meet and greet to meet the voice actors, so they
headed downstairs while me and my other friend stayed in the room to
rest a bit and wait for the con to open officially.
my 4th friend who came on the bus arrived and he came upstairs to the
room as well. just as i was wondering how my
2 friends in the MnG were doing, someone calls my cell phone. now
i'm kinda worried cuz i think since we were in toronto, any calls were
considered long distance so i'd be charged. so i pick up and
scream to my friend on the other end that it's long distance and we
should txt message instead. she kept yelling "don't hang up!!
it's too loud down here, i can't hear u!! just don't hang up!!". the
next thing i knew, a guy's voice came over the line. my mind went blank
as i tried to come up with any guy who'd want to talk to me, that
is, until that person said "I may run and hide, but I never tell a lie"
in a very VERY familiar voice......it was SCOTT MCNEIL!!! Duo Maxwell's
voice actor was calling me on the cell phone!!!! OMG!!! O.O!!
why was he
calling? well, see, i had drawn a pic of duo and zechs and asked my
friends to give it to him and Brian Drummond (zechs' VA) during the MnG
since i couldn't get tickets to it. apparently, scott liked it enough
to give me a call *squees* and told me we have to meet up sometime
during the con cuz he wanted to give me a hug *-* omg! well as soon as
i figured out who it was, i started screaming "oh my god! oh my god!!
OH MY GOD!!!" and each time my voice went up a pitch (scott apparently
told my friends that i squeed XDD boy did i ever!) my 2 friends in the
hotel room with me kept screaming "long distance mengya!! long
distance!!" but by then i was like "screw the charges, scott's on the
line, no way i'm hanging up!" so i ran into the bathroom and shut the
door so i could hear him better and proceeded to stutter my way through
my conversation with scott XD
after that i was pumped for the con to start. my 2 friends came
upstairs before MnG finished to tell me to get downstairs
so we waited in front of the terrace where MnG was being held, but
unfortunately, scott had a dinner to get to and we didn't get to talk
>.> that day anyway lol. so instead, we hurried to the TCC
and waited for the Dealer's room to open. as soon as they did, i
raced inside and proceeded to lose my friends within the first 5
minutes XD i grabbed a bunch of stuff, and was shelling out cash like
water falling over niagara falls ._. (budget? what budget??)
after a few hours in the dealer's room ( i have no idea how long it
really was, it's impossible to keep track of time in that place
>.<) i hurried back to the hotel, but realized i didn't have a
key. so i txt messaged my friends and sat in the hallway and read
manga until one of them showed up to let me in XD i was going to
go to Scott's autograph session that night, but i was so tired, so i
decided to go the next day instead (bad idea! should've gone on the
friday >.< u'll find out why later). i spent the rest of
the night reading mangas and sleeping...yes i actually slept lol.
i really should've gone to some screenings instead now that i think
back on it, but at the time i was so tired and didn't want to run
around trying to find the video rooms >.< next year, i swear i'm
going to more screenings.
so that was friday,
saturday will be up tomorrow! stay tuned!! (omg i can't believe SCOTT
MCNEIL CALLED MY CELL PHONE!! =*-*= )
Here are the pictures of everything i bought at Anime North 2005 except
my jerseys. i bought a Seigaku jacket + pants (yes i bought a set
even though i made one >.>), and a Fudomine jacket + pants and
Fudomine shirt + shorts. i'll take pics of them tomorrow and have
them up with the cosplayers pics tomorrow ^^
please don't take any of these pics and put them somwhere else,
onegaishimasu~ esp the pictures of items purchased in the Artist
Alley as those artists own the copyright of the pics.
click on the thumbnails for a bigger pic ^-^
Aya print was from the Artist Alley. The 2 girls were so nice!!
We kinda pounced them since one was wearing a Seigaku outfit >.>
set of Seigaku bookmarks were by the same girls that did the Aya
pic. They only had 2 Oishi's made and me and my friend bought
both of them lol
adorably cute beyond words golden pair print was bought at an Artist
Alley table that had 3...or was there 4 girls that KNEW TENIMYU!!!!
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! XDDD we had such a great time!! they played the
Seigaku Game to determine who got to buy my Sengoku pin XD it was
awesome! they even sold me the original of this pic! i couldn't believe
it, and they had a PoT calender but it was all sold out >.< i'm
so finding them first thing next year and buying them out!
these pics are of 2 little keychain thingies. the one with
sanzo/goku on it is actually a film canister lol. SO~ cute!
this little gift bag was given to me by a dealer cuz i bought so much stuff from them XD
the front and back of a fuji eraser that i'll probably never use but bought cuz it was too cute lol.
these little cell phone dangly thingies were SO CUTE!! (disregard the
non-chibi tezuka...that was bought on e-bay ._.) my friend bought a
Golden Pair one....i want one too!! >.< i missed it!! but at
least i have dream pair *-*
this is one of 3 artbooks i bought (the second pic is just a random page ^^;; )
artbook #2, this one is absolutely amazing, the bishies *-*
artbook #3, don't get scared off by the dalmatians on the front, this one is beautiful <3
yes that's right, those are soubi and ritsuka from loveless <3 <3<3<3
mangas i bought, surprisingly i didn't buy that many...
some gorgeous pins, this dealer had so many beautiful pins i honestly
couldn't choose >.<
Furuba pins!!! KAWAI~!
Prince of Tennis Pins!!
More PoT Pins!! All these pins are from the same dealer as were the
cell phone thingies, the eraser, the loveless chain/pillows, keychain
thingies, and there's more to come! hence why they gave me that little
gift bag for free XD
A PoT sticker!! this was also given to me for free by the same dealer
as above on the last day, lol, they so remembered me ^^;;
PoT chains, same dealer as above ._.;;
Sanzo chain, and ye~p, u guessed it, same dealer
this is a PoT bag i bought at the same dealer as above on the last
day. my last 15 bucks for food T . T meh...who needs food anyway
>.> check out the back side (one with the blue b/g) right behind
atobe on the right side.....see it? the "chu" ?? XD
PoT bookmarks!! *-*
this chain cost me 45 bucks! >.< but it had the whole rikkaidai
team so i grabbed it <.<
my first DJ's!!!! saiyuki KYA~!! that "honey" one is half comic half
novel....but damn there's a few pages in the comic section that makes
it all worthwhile
some scenery books to help me out if i ever try my hand at drawing
manga/dj. got these at the same dealer as those pins as well.
a 22 dollar ruler T . T these bois are expensive little things
a Tezuka plushie!! finally!! now my fuji can let ryoma rest a few
nights >.< (fuji, eiji, tezuka, inui plushie orgy pics will be up
tomorrow....make sure u sit down when u look at those k? XD)
this is a little PoT planner that i bought at the infamous dealer
(first pic is the cover, the others are the pages inside it). omg
i absolutely love it <3
here's another PoT planner from same dealer *squees*
my badge <.< don't know why this is here....
this is a copy of the duo pic i gave to scott. i had him sign
this one for me *-* such an awesome person!!
this is seksy zechsy signed by the amazing brian drummond! *-*
ok, that's it from me for today ^^ hope u all enjoyed the pics....yes i
spend a lot, don't look at me that way! <.< look tomorrow for
cosplay pictures everyone!! KiraKira~!
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Loveless - Tsuki no KAASU
Hey, I found him for you =P
yes found, as in he's also on lj and he's on my f-list ^^
hoi! i've responded to his comment ^^
Hey!! This is "Kamio" XD!! Ok.. My real name is Jason Wong ^^;;.. I am on LJ but I RARELY use it.. ^^;;... I have a different blog.. I only use LJ for big events and stuff.. ^^;;
jason, well at least we have a name besides kamio now XD i still can't get over that u know stephy >.> that's so strange, esp considering TO's such a big city and coincidence would have it that u two are friends >.< ne, did u get those fudomine pants in the end?
Yeah I got them. ^^;;.. I fell asleep (surprisingly no one was doing any jumping around in the room when I walked in..) and woke up at like.. 10.. so I dashed out back to the Kikiwai dealers table and got my pants! XD I ran into a few of my friends along the way and when they asked me why I was in a rush I said "I had to get my pants" and they were like.. "That sounded really wrong...".. ^^;;.. I wore the Fudomine clothes today to school because it was casual day (my school is uniformed).. except my friend took the shirt.. ~_~.. she wanted the sweater but I was like.. "Nooo!! I want to wear it to school again tomorrow.. TT-TT.."
omg u wore urs to school too?! lol i wore my seigaku and my fudomine to school too! ^^ they're so comfy to wear. i'm glad u got ur pants. on saturday, the girl i was with told me she saw u in the dealer's room and u had pants on and our other friend kinda went "....he had pants on?? u mean he didn't last night??" XDD
!! I didn't know they had an Oshitari Rectangle pin! *shakes fist*
It was very good of you not to have shown me that Rikkaidai bracelet or I would have tried to buy it off you XD
:P i just wanted yukimura XD
That is so awesome that Duo's voice actor Scott called your cell ^___^
Great stuff btw! Can't wait to see the cosplay pictures xD
isn't it?! i'm so~ happy!
cosplay'll be up tonight hopefully >.>
You have officially bought the most random crap EVER.
I wanted to see your Fudomine outfit =P
thank you, my aim is to be known at all AN's as the most-random-crap-buyer :P i'm getting there XD and i'll have the fudomine pics up tonight with the other cosplay pics hopefully, it's so~ cool!! i wore it to school today ^^
hi~ It's one of the girls that played the Seigaku game for your Sengoku pin.
(actually, it's the girl with the obvious superior skills)
OMG~ you got so many things T_T Being in Artist Alley totally cut down our shopping time... if I saw that Rikkai bracelet before you bought it I'd totally fight for it XD But most of us got the exact same (POT) stuff you did ^^;;
>0> cannot wait to see the cos pictures! but the video..... I can imagine how bad it is... T_T;; I don't want my face to be on it nya (we all realized how shameful it must have looked after we got off the pot pin high >3<)
KYA~!!!! HIHI!!!!! i know what u mean about being in Artist Alley, i was going to go this year but then i got lazy and prcrastinated too much and didn't make enough stuff, plus i wanted to shop XD maybe next year if u guys are going to AA again we can get a table together and take turns watching the tables while others go shop ^^
and the video!! ^___^ it's totally awesome!! i'm gonna grab a few clips from ur seigaku game/seigaku line-up and add it to the video i'm sending to kime for his b-day....yeah u read right XD
for kime's birthday?
you realized the whole point of seigaku's line-up was to do kime's
gayeffeminate "OKAY~" and walk? XDD
I wonder if kime will be amused or offended TuT~~
actually, being in artist alley is VERY GOOD as you have your own door to the dealer's room and never have to wait in line ^^ that's why we run off as soon as we saw those adorable pins on Saturday (saa~ I think we actually left our customers there ^^;; because we figured our buchou sama will take care of them...)
grab a table next year! so there'll be more tenipuri stuff ^_^~ I'll definitely buy from you~ <3
(if you draw Rikkai or Hyoutei or even tenimyu, I'll definitely be circling your table the whole time ^^;;)
circling my table? XDD oh there'll definitely be tenipuri stuff there ^^ i just have to get my hand to actually draw >.< so lazy. but yeah it'll be cool to be in the artist alley now that i know some people there instead of going in and being like "..hello?? uh...newbie?"
|Date:||June 1st, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: hoi hoi~
XDD hello~~~~~~sorry to bother you
this is a fake fuji doing kime's
gay walk...... it's too bad that after all that, I still lost ownership to your sengoku pin T__T (sorry we are rabid fangirls) but for kime's birthday...i really don't think he'll be that amused about my impersonation.
And we bought almost the exact same stuff from that korean dealer table ..do you know you can bargain with them to extreme <3 did you see they had a really cracky sanada on a stone with the words "40 years old" on it XDDDD!! next year you should really sell art so i can haunt your table too~~ and! you're the one who bought the kaidou magnet thing from juu san's table ;____; which i really wanted to buy but she's like "oh no i just sold the last one .." XO we must fight-o fight-o over tenipuri merchandise
oh HI!!! this is so awesome, so many new friends :DDD next year we'll raid the dealers' room together ^^ and u could bargain?? >.> i just grabbed whatever i saw and handed them a wad of cash XD
hai it was an awesome vid minus my stupid laughing through the entire thing >.< next time i'm duct-taping my mouth shut *pout*
|Date:||June 1st, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)|| |
I can't believe that you still didn't have enough room to post all the pics of the million things you bought at the con...you really are crazy:)!
eto.....i think i know who this is.....but umm...can u sign ur name somewhere on the post if ur gonna post anonymously?? O.o;;