rachelmanija: (Anime is serious)
( Jun. 1st, 2008 08:34 pm)
Page down [livejournal.com profile] telophase to hear several phone post updates from me. I will not again describe the Texas-kitsch restaurant with the delicious hush puppies (aka "chicken fried grits) or deep-fried pork-chops, which were quite luscious.

The con was pretty fun. I especially enjoyed cosplay-watching. My favorite cosplayers were a trio of Ls-- same height, same build, same body language. They wandered about like triplet clones. They were awesome. Other excellent ones included Sokka (with a perfect headpalm), Hazel, several Mellos, a shirtless tattooed Renji with a truly shounen manga-worthy six-pack, a steampunk aviator with gears drawn on her cheek, a butterfly-bedecked Soi Fon, an adorable teeny Gaara and Sasuke, an even more adorable and even teenier Jack Sparrow with a bottle labeled "RUM," two sets of Kurogane and Fais (one with a beautiful dragon sword), and a great many men whose Very Large Weapons prompted me to call them over to point out to them the keychain we were selling, of Ichigo with the tag "Totally Not Compensating."

The Bleach cosplayers were out in force, but sometimes hard to identify due to the same uniforms, unless they did a good version of the hair. I did see an excellent grand captain whose name I blanked on, but I got him to come over by shrieking, "TAISHOU!!!" Thank you, anime: I can't hold a decent conversation in Japanese, but I can do military ranks and "I will kill you."

Our manga did not sell that well. It was disappointing. Almost everyone who's bought the first one bought the sequel, but nowhere near as many bought for the first time as had in previous years. I blame the economy, and our bad table position. Though I did sell a ton of keychains to Bleach and Death Note cosplayers.

Stephanie will post photos and video later.
rachelmanija: (Anime is serious)
( Jun. 1st, 2008 08:34 pm)
Page down [livejournal.com profile] telophase to hear several phone post updates from me. I will not again describe the Texas-kitsch restaurant with the delicious hush puppies (aka "chicken fried grits) or deep-fried pork-chops, which were quite luscious.

The con was pretty fun. I especially enjoyed cosplay-watching. My favorite cosplayers were a trio of Ls-- same height, same build, same body language. They wandered about like triplet clones. They were awesome. Other excellent ones included Sokka (with a perfect headpalm), Hazel, several Mellos, a shirtless tattooed Renji with a truly shounen manga-worthy six-pack, a steampunk aviator with gears drawn on her cheek, a butterfly-bedecked Soi Fon, an adorable teeny Gaara and Sasuke, an even more adorable and even teenier Jack Sparrow with a bottle labeled "RUM," two sets of Kurogane and Fais (one with a beautiful dragon sword), and a great many men whose Very Large Weapons prompted me to call them over to point out to them the keychain we were selling, of Ichigo with the tag "Totally Not Compensating."

The Bleach cosplayers were out in force, but sometimes hard to identify due to the same uniforms, unless they did a good version of the hair. I did see an excellent grand captain whose name I blanked on, but I got him to come over by shrieking, "TAISHOU!!!" Thank you, anime: I can't hold a decent conversation in Japanese, but I can do military ranks and "I will kill you."

Our manga did not sell that well. It was disappointing. Almost everyone who's bought the first one bought the sequel, but nowhere near as many bought for the first time as had in previous years. I blame the economy, and our bad table position. Though I did sell a ton of keychains to Bleach and Death Note cosplayers.

Stephanie will post photos and video later.
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