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I had written a very nice and verbose con report last night. As a sign that it was TOO long, though, Mother Nature stepped in and killed all local power with a thunderstorm an took my typed LJ entry with it. So here is now a much shorter expedited version:
🙂 = Njoryo kicked ass at keeping things together for Wasabi Anime at JACON. We left a very good impression with them (from the feedback we got at the Sunday night dinner.) This was also the second time Njoryo babysat an overnight viewing room for Wasabi Anime. Next time he HAS to be a daywalker somehow 🙂
🙂 = ilovejapan got to be the Wasabi Anime daywalker. Along with convering out table for a time, she worked as a JACON volunteer. I heard nothing but glowing reviews for her performance… which is amazing since she was the only volunteer under 18 🙂
🙂 = Cobheran delved into the world of the travelling salesmen and got to talk to dealers in the Dealers Room. We even got some signed paperwork back! This was also his first shot at running an overnight viewing room… and he did a spectacular job.
🙂 = WasabiGirl worked, pimped Wasabi Anime, AND played dress up all in one weekend. Impressive!
😛 = Snackpants is now forbidden to bring any more green alcohol. Ever.
😉 = “Open bar” does not mean I have to order as many drinks as possible. Twelve free drinks somehow found me staggering in front of the screen in the Wasabi Anime viewing room babbling about SOMETHING. Thanks Snackpants & Njoryo for turning on the next movie to shut me up.
:|? = What the hell is the “Cosplay Conspiracy?”
🙂 = I finally got to meet the More Than Toast crew. Akimbo & Grungetta rocked, and had the infinate patience to listen to my drunken three hour epic about the birth of Wasabi Anime of Florida.
😉 = I was amazed that it took me all weekend to stumble upon Berserkershinji. He’s usually much louder and noticable, and must be calming down in his old age.
😛 = Contrary to popular belief, Calistrisa is still alive… now if only we can get her to advise from time to time. You see, advisors get invited to be “Guests” at conventions, not Press.
😛 = Some of the greatest entertainment can also be the cheapest… like Checkm8 and I convinced a band of stalking fanboys/girls to hide in the abandoned Sushi room from Jingaro… and seeing how long they’d just sit there. (You had to be there.)
🙂 = Getting to hang with the crew from Anime Sushi in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Synthestatic and Damon, YOU GUYS ROCK!
🙁 = Cowkitty & Company, I wish I could have seen you guys more! We just get REALLY swamped at the big cons. We should be at MetroCon & Yamsumicon, though! 🙂
🙁 = Family Feud Team WASABI PRIME was cheated out of their chance to exact cold hard vengeance on the Tampa Shatner team… just wait until 2004.
Methinks that covers the bulk of it. I’d going to hit “update journal” now. There are some dark clouds rolling in and I hear thunder…