Well it took a long while, but I'm finally getting around to my post-con journal. Wifi's been suckish at my house, so a lot of post-con stuff has been delayed ><Thursday
Lazed around for a good part of the morning, then started packing. Kinji picked me up around 4 and we headed for the hotel. Check-in went well and we hung around before heading over to pre-reg check-in. As expected, the line was long, but it wrapped around so many times that Kinji decided to call it "coil-con" (rather than "line-con" as most wold ^_^). When that was over, we went back to the room and ordered Chinese. During this time, we also worked on finishing Kinji's Chihiro cosplay and test-ran the PowerPoint for our Family Feud panel.Friday
Having to get up early-ish anytime cuz of the hotel's breakfast hours, we were able to get up and dressed with enough time to check in for our panel (which was more simple than I expected) and set up for the panel. We had requested 30 minutes of set up and take down time before and after the panel, but since check in was so quick, we headed right for the panel room (which luckily was empty). We had plenty of time to work things out with our "assigned" techie, though the one cordless mic wasn't working. Still, the panel went fairly well and the turnout was bigger than I'd expected. Though the staff did say 11am was kind of a dead hour and that we were almost guaranteed a decent crowd.
After which, we had a mini photoshoot in our Sankrea cosplays. There weren't many poses we could think of (and our photographer didn't know the series), but we still manged to get a few good pics.
During the rest of the day (since we were basically killing time till Karaoke), we saw a few Spongebob cosplays that we admittedly geeked out over! ^_^
Karaoke went as well you would normally expect. The tech guy Brandon and I followed each other Twitter after the initial check in, and then Kinji, Kaida-Kitsune
and I just waited around till showtime. Kaida-chan went first and did so well, they had her fill in as the third judge. Guess that's to be expected from the returning champion ^_^
Kinji and I didn't win anything, but we did start thinking about our songs for next year. I'm trying to save my best songs for NekoCon,since the first place winner gets to perform at closing ceremonies.Saturday
We didn't have much planned for Saturday, but once again the hotel's breakfast hours motivated us to get up. All I'd really planned on was getting David Vincent's autograph (which I did) and then the Whose Line panel. At some point, we did return to the room to rest a bit before Whose Line, and Kinji walked me through a hand-me-down laptop he was giving me (so far, it works fairly well ^_^).
When we got back for the Whose Line panel (Kinji forgot his badge and had to double back), as usual, they asked to come up with ideas for Scenes from a Hat. My suggestion actually got picked, and got better responses than I'd planned ^_^Sunday
I still put on my Rea cosplay, but after having fought with the wig (now called the rats' nest), I decided to go without it (though I did put in the contacts and wore my new kanji mask ^_^). We hung out with some friends for a while, then Kinji and I headed home.
I'm still trying to figure out the laptop Kinji gave me, so I don't really have my usual "video editing software" anymore. Once I figure out how things work, I'll eventually post my con recap vid. Also on Tuesday, my family's driving down to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with my aunt and her family, so it'll be a while before I can "explore" this thing.
Well, I hope you guys have a fun Thanksgiving. Later~