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A brief Katsucon write-up, while things are fresh in my mind. This was actually my first year going, though I’ve had friends for years who went every year. Some of my motivation was based on the fact that Katsu is kind of one of the big two of east-coast cons everyone goes to, with the other one being Otakon. I handle heat terribly, and found Otakon too crowded and overwhelming when I went the one time in 2004, so I went for Katsucon this year. Opted to drive down because if I have company, I don’t mind long drives, and it meant I didn’t have to worry about checking anything (Southwest, I am still annoyed at you). The venue was lovely - I hadn’t quite realized that a lot of the stuff is inside (like the fabled gazebo) and it was nice to only have to go outside a few times all weekend (getting stuff in and out of the car, emergency CVS run, avoiding the coffee line inside the Gaylord), particularly as I tempted fate by going ‘I only need my light winter coat, not my heavy one’ and then the wind was hideous all weekend. Downsides: the hotel portion is in no way actually prepared for being booked to full capacity, in terms of wifi strength and hot water.

I was a little worried I had bit off more than I could chew by bringing five costumes to wear, because that was my big mistake at Dragon*Con, and I was prepared to drop something if I felt I couldn’t handle it, but it actually worked out easily and I was really happy with most of what I wore (Dolorosa needs some fixes before I’m happy with it, which is why there are basically only photos from the HS shoot Friday). I got to hang out with a lot of awesome people that I had met already, and some I only knew from the internet. There were a few rough spots, but a lot of them were basically 50% me forgetting that I cannot do the ‘six hours of sleep, live on the adrenaline rush’ for cons any more and my mood crashes out really, really badly when I’m tired, particularly if I have to deal with people. Not fun, but something I can remember to watch for in the future. Also, the McD’s on the way out of town is a gongshow Sunday afternoon and best avoided for your own sanity and free time, as well as that of the employees.

Shout-outs to:
All the awesome people I got to meet, or re-meet - neckfruit, drippingcolorsproductions, yaexrae, elementalsight, saccharinesylph, knightarcana, vantasticmess

pyropi for helping me lrn2PAX and knightarcana for helping me get my brown lacefront styled and wearable despite still having stuff of their own to finish.

vantasticmess, knightarcana, and spacedogprincess for being great carmates and helping keep me awake and focused yesterday

And the very many people who gave me compliments on my outfits! After the ridiculous number of hours I put in, I was really happy that other people thought they turned out well, too.

momijizukamori: Green icon with white text - 'I do believe in phosphorylation! I do!' with a string of DNA basepairs on the bottom (Cookie!X: My Fandom...)
Mostly just an excuse to post the photos, which are here, as I am way too unfocused (and have been for most of the year x.x) to do a nice blow-by-blow recap, and it would probably boring as all hell anyway. I ended up going to barely any events because all the ones that looked like they might be interesting were at times where I was getting really tired, really hungry, or both. So I spent a lot wandering around looking at the costumes and having photos snapped of me (everybody digs Leon!). The cosplay was pretty average - nothing really terrible, not too much really great - there were a few gems there, which I tried to get photos of. The one 'con' event I did go to were the two Academie Duello workshops, longsword and rapier, which were both really fun - I'm really tempted to sign up for lessons there, but it's pretty expensive :<

Dealer's Room swag:
-Tokyo Babylon 1 & 7 in English
- Fruits Basket 12-15 in English (slowly catching up!)
- CCS doujin "Honey" - a Tomoyo-Sakura friendship story, and a shorter Touya/Yuki romance story. The art is super-cute, although it's pretty short.

...Yeah, not a lot. The dealer's room was actually pretty well-appointed, but I've seriously cut back on my merch-buying, and all the series I want stuff for are super-old in terms of anime and nobody carries stuff for them any more (hence why I snatched up the CCS doujin)

Kei-Kon '07

Saturday, 3 March 2007 23:01
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Nope, haven't forgotten to do a con report and what not, it's just been a very busy week. This'll be shorter than the usual con report, because, well, Kei-kon is smaller than the usual cons I go to.
The con )
The photos )

Anime Boston 05

Sunday, 1 May 2005 21:28
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Making myself write this before I crash and forget half of it. There will be photos later, as a bunch are on my mom's regular film camera.
AB 05 )

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