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1/8/09 10:43 A

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I've been to a bunch of conventions, several Otakons, but haven't been in a while. Otakon got to a point... I think it was Ota2004... where it was just TOO BIG, and you could hardly walk or move around in the convention center... So, I have taken a break from Otakon (it's the closest to me) and finished college. I think the last one I went to was Ota2006...

Anyway, my best friend and I are thinking of going this summer... Not sure yet. If I hit my goal weight in the next few months I will totally be able to fit back into my Manga Utena costume again!! YATTA!!!


... I wonder if anyone will get this reference...

CHAIR!!!

"...and heroically stripping her down until she's bare,
like the roses whirling in freedom.
But even if the two of us should be separated,
I will change the world.


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12/18/08 5:53 A

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I went t A-kon last year, and I plan on going this year too :D
Hmm.. what happend there. Well the first thing I remember is this random guy asking me for a hug, I wasn't even cosplaying, lol.
I got to see Budo Grape and Versailles do a concert. Versailles looks so awesome and their music is amazing but they wouldn't even let people take pictures of them, they had a wall up when they were doing there signing :/ Budo Grape was way cool though, they let people take as many pictures as they wanted, I got to meet them, a few of them called me kawaii, hehe, and one of them told me to visit Japan to see them and Mt. Fuji. The same guy called my cousin cute, I don't think he understands that it's a little gay for a guy to call another guy cute, and he was a little old and my cousin was 14 so it was funny.
There were a lot of cosplayers and a HUGE dealers room, with stuff you cant even find online! Like this Mana poster, and a Hyde poster I bought.
So yeah, A-Kon is amazing XD this year I'm going to check out the rave and go to more panels for sure! Oh and lose some weight so I can cosplay this time!

Edited by: SHY-GIRL at: 12/18/2008 (05:54)
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SETUNA's Photo SETUNA Posts: 125
9/1/08 12:02 A

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"When we asked if this was the line for the Ouran panel we were escorted to the end of the line on the arms of a host and he kneeled and kissed our hands before leaving."

.. I would have DIED. You're so lucky! ;_;

I hope they have another one day at a convention I'm at :( I love Ouran.

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8/27/08 2:10 A

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I started going to ACEN (Anime Central, which is in Chicago) last year. I also go to Onicon in Houston, TX because a friend of mine lives down there (it's coming up in November this year and I told myself that I need to lose 20 more lbs before I can allow myself to go, so wish me luck on that! ^__^;).

The best experience I've had was....
The Ouran High School Host Club Panel.
Kyyaaa!!! I get giddy just thinking about it!! XD

When we asked if this was the line for the Ouran panel we were escorted to the end of the line on the arms of a host and he kneeled and kissed our hands before leaving.
Needless to say, we squealed and felt like we could have died right there. XD

But the best was yet to come. The panel consisted of all the characters(except Haruhi, but I was too fixated on Kyouya and the twincesty antics of the twins to really notice or care) and a hilarious Q and A session where we could ask anything we wanted.

For example, Renge was there and someone asked where she got that motorized spinning platform and she said that her dad got it for her when she was 2 years old and she's been using it ever since! XD

I took pictures of them all after the panel and Kyouya gave me a purple rose which almost convinced me that I was of noble birth. (Um...if you've seen the series, you'll understand.)

In any case, it was AMAZING!!

I'm actually really want to be part the panel next year, but I've got to lose a lot of weight before that! ^__^;

Edited by: QUIDDITCHWITCH at: 8/27/2008 (02:10)
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SETUNA's Photo SETUNA Posts: 125
8/26/08 5:57 P

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I went to Otakon in 2006, and it was one of the best but embarrassing weekends of my life. :D I loved the experience, but my weight at the time kept me from enjoying it like I should have 'cause I was afraid of photos and self conscious about stuff.

But Otakon is amazing, and as soon as I can afford it I'm absolutely going again. Maybe next time I'll even... cosplay, gasp.

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8/22/08 10:25 A

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that sounds like it was fun, I don't think I would have the nerve to go to something like that though, I am the type that my whole world revolves my weight I will not do certain things because of it and being around large groups of people is one of many things I try to avoid. I am hoping that will change as the pounds come off. I need a super boost of self-confidence!

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8/22/07 2:34 P

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You would have loved the Otakon in Baltimore. I would bet over 75% of the people were cosplayers.

There were a lot of Naruto(s?) There were an awful lot of really huge prop mega-swords.

My husband and I put on our Thundercats t-shirts and several people even gave us the Thurdercats HOOOOOO! and a couple asked us where we got our shirts (Target, by the way.)

There were also a few artists in the gallery who did anime style drawings of people who paid them. My husband and I got one done, though it wasn't anime style, it's still cute.

We also saw the last part of "Steamboy", enough to want to rent it.

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CASSANDRA_'s Photo CASSANDRA_ Posts: 195
8/22/07 2:07 P

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No, but I really realy want to!! I want to dress up when I go also! As either a Lolita, Tsunade or a memeber of Akatsuki.

"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you"

The Legend of Dragoon

"The only one standing in my way is........me?"

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KINCH417's Photo KINCH417 Posts: 3,809
8/22/07 1:21 P

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Has anyone else ever been to Otakon or other Anime conventions?

Can you tell about your favorite experiences?

To make this work for the long term

LET IT TAKE TIME
ONE DAY AT A TIME
ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED
WHEN YOU CAN'T FOCUS ANYMORE, EAT.

-- kinch417

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

--Michael Pollan

Short term goal: Lunch
Long term goal: Dinner

-- OA Member


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