NekoCon 17 ended on Sunday, and I'm just now getting around to writing a journal on it ^_^ Here goes:Thursday
I spent most of Thursday packing and listening to my karaoke song, pretty much killing time until my friend picked me up. By 4, my friend Doug had picked me up and we were on our way to the hotel, where we met up with the rest of our group. There we learned that the "free night" Hitoshura3
had earned would be spent in a different room than the one we had booked. So that night (and the next morning), we'd have to have our stuff packed and ready to move to the other room.
We'd all decided to walk over to the convention center and pick up our pre-reg badges (Doug didn't pre-reg so he was just there for company's sake). At the con, we found the line was insanely long due to a problem the staff was having with their computers. Eventually, we decided to forgo the line and pick up our badges the next day. So we went back to the room, ordered Chinese, and pretty much chilled for the rest of the night.Friday
We all woke up early enough to get dressed and pack our stuff. As I planned to cosplay Asami that day, I was mostly concerned with figuring out how to put on my makeup (yeah, I don't wear makeup so I was kinda going in blind). It could've been better, but it honestly wasn't too bad. Once I put the wig on, I kinda thought I looked like Grey DeLisle ^_^
As I'd anticipated, no one recognized my cosplay (though it was kinda half-assed). I did get a lot of pics and helped Hitoshura3
move into the new hotel room before heading to karaoke check-in.
Karaoke went pretty awesome ^_^ The William T. Spears cosplayer that won last year came in third this year (once again cosplaying William, though his Book of Circus outfit and singing the respective theme song). The first place winner: Kaida-Kitsune
. And much like last year, the winner performed at Closing Ceremonies on Sunday. According to Kaida-chan, she did very well ^_^
I sang the ending theme song to "My Neighbor Totoro" ("Tonari no Totoro"). To my slight surprise, I didn't win even a Judge's Choice prize (and one of those prizes was a Yugioh DVD ><). Though I was just as surprised to have every MC hug me and say they loved my song ^_^ (Minor victory, score!). Before the prizes were announced, as a tribute to our beloved late friend Big Danny T (BigDannyT
), the whole room sang along to "Let it Go" ^_^Saturday
That day, I wore my second cosplay Maka. As soon as we arrived at the con, I headed straight for the Artist Alley to get in line for Todd Haberkorn's autograph panel (though they wouldn't let us in till 10). I was fortunate enough to get a fairly good spot in line, though soon learned only one autograph would be free (photos and additional autographs were $10 each ><). With help from a generous friend, I was able to get two autographs and the photo I'd been planning. I then shopped for a bit and later headed to one of Todd's panels. This one was a Q&A, though one where Todd asks you
questions. I don't quite remember how, but we all inadvertently created a yeast themed superhero, Yeast Man. I unknowingly gave him the catchphrase "Hasta la Yeast-a!", which I didn't think Todd heard but clearly he did ^_^
After that, I pretty much had nothing to do till later that night with the Phoenix Wright mock trial. This year's theme was Sailor Moon (though they said it was originally supposed to be Dragonball).Sunday
I'd originally planned to try and make it Josh Grelle's autograph panel, but having had a slightly rough night beforehand, I decided not to push myself and skip the autographs. I shopped a bit more, waited for a friend who ended up unable to come, and basically waited for Doug to finish up and drive me home.
While I was waiting for Doug, this guy came up and asked me if I had any soul eater AMVs on YouTube. I told him I had but that I didn't have a YouTube anymore. He asked what my username was and when I told him, he was like "I found you!" and asked for my pic ^_^ (Minor victory, score again!) I was both surprised and flattered. Probably the closest I'll ever come to internet stardom! ^_^
Well all that aside, it hasn't been a bad weekend. I haven't uploaded any videos or pics yet, but those shall come soon enough ^_^
Till then, later~