I'm putting my post-Sakura Con journal up a little later than a lot of other people... I'm a procrastinator what can i say?Thursday
Woke up in the wee hours of the morning and bussed to the Amtrak Station with
. The border wait was atrocious, but the bus ride in an of itself was pretty quick. I managed to fall asleep after we passed the border, so i woke up in Seattle. Not too shabby! We arroived earlier than almost everyone else we knew, so Nova and I went to the mall to try to pick up some stuff we needed. Bought a Rebecca Black-ish wardrobe from Old Navy and Nova wore that the pre-reg. I WAS SO EXCITE. It was Thursday, but as we all know after Thursday comes FRIDAY. I changed into Justin Bieber for pre-reg (if you can call throwing on a tee-shirt and jeans and sweeping my hair forwards "changing" in the cosplay sense... but who am I kidding JB is not a cosplay XD).
We met up with
who were the Jonas Brothers (FUUUU YEAH) and
who was Jesse McCartney. Later on (after Nova changed into Lady Gaga) a big group of us went to the Cheesecake Factory for
's birthday dinner.
helped me finish my delicious cheesecake. That 30th Anniversary one is soooooo gooooooodddd Friday
Hajime no Ippo morning! I got to the con a little bit later but soon met up with
, Raif and Bryan.
and Marmbo took some kickass photos for us. This was a really fun shoot to be a part of. It was an awesome first-time-publically-shirtless experience, thank you to everyone there for making my day!
Changed into Roy Mustang to join the FMA group with
(Riza). We had delicious lunch (clam chowder yesplease) and then had a photoshoot with
after he had sent me a misdirected message about taking sexy photos. To whom that was originally addressed to I will never know. Later that evening Nova changed into Miku for a photoshoot and me (being the lazy jackass I am) threw on jeans and a teeshirt to lounge around while Nova was shooting with her Luka. Talked with people for about 4 hours or something ridiculous like that and then headed back to the hotel.
locked herself in the bathroom to style her Trunks wig.Saturday
DBZ DAY! I was so stoked for this. My brother and I watched DBZ religiously, I love this anime. Went to :iconkolibrichan: and
's hotel room in the morning to get my wig and to make sure that Kenshiro's wig didn't need fixing. Baby Gohan was dressed and we all went to the con (
was already sick of "over 9000" at this point, but :iconbWeatherstone: was just beginning to develop the concept of Dragonball Nappa (Nappa's much deserved spin off series, he's just too popular a character). Baby Gohan wanted to just booked it through the con, TOO MANY PEOPLE TO VISIT, we had to constantly chase her down XD. Had the DBZ shoot with
and then we all wandered around the con in our big group and got nowhere fast XD.
We went outside and were joined by a ChiChi who appeared out of nowhere and started yelling at Kenshiro as Goku. I stepped forward and said something like "hey! Awesome! It's ChiChi!" to which she pointed her finger at me and yelled: "AND GOHAN! WHY AREN'T YOU DOING YOUR HOMEWORK!?!?!?" So in character, I LOVED IT!
We spent a while just chilling outside and met some awesome people
:iconjj-dreamwoldz: met her future husband, Vegeta x Batman, my new OTP.
Changed into casual again, but I looked like a really greasy greaser. No fucks were given. Met up with friends and talked for a good long while. Was going to go to dinner, but got back to the hotel and decided that the bed was beckoning me.Sunday
We left the hotel really late and arrived just in time to do a little bit of last minute con time before the Fantasy Fight Tournament. All the teams were SO GOOD.
, myself and our guest judge had such a tough time deciding. It came down to audience vote twice (the first time we just wanted to include the audience opinion, second time we were honestly stumped). In all honesty, the final round (Team OP and Team Adorkables) could have gone either way. The two teams worked so well playing off each other. Thank you to everyone who came and the teams that participated! It looks like we'll have to do a bit of tweaking on the way we judge, teams are getting too good to be judged based on intuition.
We packed up and went home. Pip was on our bus along with some pro-athlete. I watched 300 and some movie with Sandra Bullock in it over some guy's shoulder. Win.
Thank you to everyone who came to say hi! I met so many new faces this convention AND I got to talk to ton of old friends too!
Till next year!