Li's Otakon Report.
- Not too long this time, since I only went on Saturday.
Kun and I dragged ourselves out of bed to hit the road by 7:15am, which
meant that we landed nicely in the line outside the convention center by
a little after 8. Where we stood until 9. I'd gotten the times messed
up in my brain and thought they opened registration at 8.
Got inside, got our badges (I got a Noir badge, woowoo! Made Erica
jealous because they were out by the time she registered), got lost
trying to find the art show. But find it we did, and happily wandered
until going to meet up with newly-arriving people. Hit the dealer's
room, where we did not have to stand in a line for the first time ever
at Otakon. I have to say, as much walking as one did with the con
spread over the whole convention center, it was wonderful for the lack
of crowding and lines. Found some Noir keychains, trading cards, and a
pencilboard (I also contemplated storming the ADV booth and making off
with the Noir banner and cutout), some ONE PIECE pins I didn't already
have, and called a halt for lunch - where we ever so conveniently ran
into Sparkle and friends.
Returned from lunch in time to be about 45 minutes into the music videos
- I kept thinking they'd have to get better, but they didn't. Boring!
I spent a large part of the time putting Yuricon stickers on some of the
flyers that Erica had brought and delegated. Everything looks better
and brighter with a Yuricon sticker, right? =) Plus they're ever so
convenient for attaching flyers to bulletin boards. The convention
center was nice about having tables about every 25 feet, too, so Yuricon
flyers could be properly displayed. They put the tables there just for
that purpose, of course. =)
The only video programming I saw was Ribon no Kishi, an incredibly old
story of a princess who was declared and raised a prince because her
land doesn't allow females to inherit and there was a greedy duke just
waiting for the throne (as she grows up he tries to trick her into
revealing that she's a female). Erica had told me it was one of the
earliest shoujo-ai stories, but they only showed two episodes and
nothing had happened by that point. I could see where things could lead
up it, though.
The scattered groups met up again mid-evening, whereupon I ditched the
convention with Sparkle and her group and went swimming, whee! There
was a bit of karaoke once we got back, but we all sort of wound down and
then headed home. It was fun, and a nice one-day outing after the
three-day craziness of Shoujocon the weekend before.