|Lets stop being lazy! Long AX report days 0,1, and 2
||[Jul. 11th, 2011|03:35 pm]
Hi there everyone! I have a lot to tell about AX and only so much to show, Hope I don't boar you with me boring-ness!|
ANime Expo day 0-
I woke up early to finish up a few things like cutting business cards and packing some more. I forgot to pack my pink wig. D: Also almost forgot my mom's cell phone....Though, I thought I was going to take my sister's phone... they gave me mom's... Geh! And I already gave my friends my sister's number! x___x *fails* Anyways, I was worried that my junk was not going to fit into Greg's car but he HAD A FLIPPEN VAN!!!!!!! *JOY!* So That was amazing. But I feel sad for his car that died. D:
So anyways, When we went to pick up Sonia the cops blocked off the road to her house cause someone robbed a bank..... FIGURES!.... So we had to walk to pick up Sonia. We chilled there for bathroom brakes. xD;; And then I learned Sonia had an extra Miku ticket cause her sister couldn't make it....... *_________* I was FLOORED! But, Greg wanted the ticket cause she didn't have a lot of money to pay for things. x__x I was... so sad... D:
And then ~~~~ We got to the fancy hotel!~~~ We waited for the rest of the room mates to come so we talked about how they see lunch box kids as a type 1 fan and how there are 3 types of fan in anime&manga! Very interesting stuff!~ ^o^...So they finally came and got into the room it was so FANCY! The room was to spaced out! And it had so much space for food with! *o* It was amazing! Sadly I could not stay with them this year. D: *fails*
Then it was time to wait in line. C: I didn't know if it was ok to stay in the artist Alley line cause I didn't fill it out "on time" >,> but I waited anyways.They let me register there! ;v; I was so happy! It was such a quick line too! but... I didn't know what to do after that. ._. .....So I waited with my friends in the long line. :3 ...(Cause Greg said he wanted to order pizza when they got back to the hotel... I want pizza! D: ) After they got there badges Greg ordered Pizza as some British dude! 8DDDDDDDDD I WAS AMUSED! And then They dropped me off at my hotel... I for sure thought the AX site said the shuttles ran on day 0 this year. D: *fails*
In comparing to the fancy hotel to the hotel I was staying at......... I FELT LIKE THE ELEVATOR WAS GOING TO BRAKE AT ANY MOMENT!!!!! ;A; ....But yeah! I got my first sales in the hotel room cause my brother's girl friend wanted some keychains. C: All in all pretty awesome! And a pretty awesome tiring day! x__x
ANime Expo Day 1-
WOKE UP LATE! MY ALARM DIDN'T GO OFF! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF! Rushed to get out of the hotel by 6:45! A backpack really helped this year! Ok.... it was a long walk to the shuttles back no pain to gain. xD; Plus, I needed to work out. :9 When I got to the Wisher hotel the Shuttle wasn't there yet~ But one other dude was waiting there too. So I wasn't late at all.phew! When the shuttle came... The Shuttle driver said he didn't work the shuttle 2 route before. x_x .....We..... got a little lost. 8D;;;; Anyways, we got to the convention center at 7:30-ish... and then I ended up waiting for the time to set up, I took the time to wait for Reus by eating food in the food court. C: Red bean buns ARE AMAZING!
When Reus came he had a lot of stuff..... ans it still wasn't time to go in so we chatted.....will, no... I think I was talking a lot more then him. @_@a But anyways, he had a lot of stuff and a rolly suite case......And they said rolly suite cases were not allowed. x_x I was worried cause of that..... The Dealers in the hall were NOT allowed to roll there stuff in the dealers hall... so the artiest Alley having rolly suite cases where not fair to them. D: I felt bad. D: But uh... yeah... the tables didn't have numbers so we gussestmated on where we would be. xD; And then out poped his "club house". o,o I thought it was going to be 3 squares high... two would be too small by any standard! @_@ But.. I went with it cause it was cute. By the time we got done setting up the dealers hall was open for the 11:00clockers badges to come in. x_x So... I didn't have time to look at the booth from the out side.
But then I noticed from this year and last year. By 11:00 last year, we got ppl looking at out table and looking at the art and the table..... But this year, we had some ppl looking mainly at the table itself. o,o I thought it was just, you know, wait it out, see when more ppl came by they will look at the art and stuff. Ok, no biggy.... But then Hane came around 3! I was so happy to see her! ^o^ though It was hard setting up her stuff, I tired to make as much room for her as I could. I asked her before con about where she will leave her things, and she said,"In front of me. xD" How vage! D: So I made sure to leave the space in front as empty as I could with my free coloring sheets. x__x I don't think I made a differences. @__@ So sorry Hane! ;___;
Now I forgot to add this part in.... When ppl came to the table Reus was first to say something right after the "hello!*smile~ glimmer~glimmer~*" And which always started with an intro and "would to take a serve-A to get a free manga?" I was like, "How will customer look at our stuff if they are taking this thing?! @___@" in my head.... And then he just gave his book away along with more stuff of his! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!?Just the thought of coming here just to lose more money? Was this a joke to him? On top of that his selling pitcher were too business like. x_x For a person.In an artiest ally. At an anime convention. to sound bussniessy?.... That just drive these kind of ppl away. You have to treat these ppl not only like customer but friends since we like the same thing basically. That part stressed me out the most.... u__u On top of, trying to get a word in......Oh! Speaking of trying to get a word in.... something that sticks out in my mind the most..... was when Reus ALREADY intored him self to a customer.... and she was about to pick up one of my books..... he then said something to her that made her go back to his side. HE DOSE NOT SEE WHAT HE IS DOING?! @_@ really?....really..... 5_5
Since things where a little stuffy at the table... and I been there all day.... I thought it was time to go shop a little more and to drop off my manga I bought at AX. x_x I had a whole bunch and there was NO way I was going to go to the artiest Alley miser with all that OR walk to my hotel at night with all that! So I tired shopping but it was so hard to walk around or look! x____x So I just went to the shuttles..............GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHH..... THE SHUTTLES.......
This is all the manga I had to drag back to my hotel....Geh!
They had ppl on the bus already on top of a line. x_x Lucky for me some ppl got off the bus and line cause they figured it was much faster to walk. I would have done the same... But like I said, I had a lot of manga with me. x_x And I would have gone back to the artist alley to sell but no one was going to help me back to the hotel..... So I had to get it done right then and there no matter the wait! So when the shuttle guy came he told everyone to get off the buss and he left. ._. ......awesome....... So and AX staffer asked on of the other shuttles to take rout 2... Thank goodness! ;A; After being dropped off I walked to my hotel.... It brought back some bad memories of 2 years ago of walking back and forth from that hotel to the convention center with no help and a lot to carry.......All I will say........Pant-less man.
Ok, so when I got to the hotel it was 4:19..... I put my stuff on the floor and flopped on a bed and started crying cause I'm a dork. D: I don't know what came over me, but I started complaining to God about a lot of things about the con so far and that I was sorry for being a dork...... So stressful. u_u After a good 5 or 6 mins of crying like a dork I got ready to venture out again feeling a little better but tired. I thought I felt better but I guess I did look it since I ran into my long time friend before going back into the dealers fall. He asked me what was wrong @o@ I was shocked but then I started to tear up!(WTF girly emotions!?) So I told him I was fine and fast walked it to AA. When I got back to Artist Alley Things seemded the same. o,o
So then Hane left a little less before the dealers hall was going to close. So then closing time Reus said he was going to get something to eat and then go to the mixer. I would have done the same if I had a closer hotel like him. xD;;; So I just got some water and left for the mixer. The mixer was tiny.~~~ But it was a super nice place to rest. So I took the chance to sleep a little bit before Reus came. When sleeping, I remembered how badly it went that day. I was a little cheezzed off at Reus but I didn't know how to say it... or for what really. u,u IDK.... So when Reus did show up he was like, "what do we do." And I was like, "You, go network. I'll sleep. I'm tired." So he looked a bit nervous about doing so, but he did. I didn't feel like dealing with him. u_ua So I slept a little more and then.....
Someone wanted to talk to me! I was amazed and talked back. ;v; We didn't talk about much, then another person talked to me. Everyone was so nice! ;A; And someone showed me a pretty dolly! *o* It was nice!~~ But then something even more amazing happend. This was one of the many things that made my day along with the Heart catch pretty Cure cosplyers. ;v; ......
But aside from them......at the Mixer some guys came in... They came by and started to talk with me.... Then they asked what I do... I don't like showing my manga around... But if I don't show it ppl think it's just a self-published 10ish manga published though Lulu. D: So I had no chose.... I showed my manga to them and they were amazed. That got me off guard. I didn't know these guys until that day. These guys were so talented and for them to say It was amazing to make everything at home wowed them. They also said something like this made by a the creator or the story is something very rare... that once If and when I might go pro these manga I have now will be collectors item. I, never looked at any of what I did like this before. No one has ever told me. I always thought that my stuff was trash when I made them cause anyone can make it given the know how. And I probable just didn't do a good job on making them either... Some pages were just too uneven here and there. but looking at each book closely. They all are different one way or another no matter how hard I tired to make them the same. No page has gone un-touched by me. u,u This was all.... such amazing thoughts they brought up! They really cheered me up!
After the mixer I didn't know what to do. o,o I didn't want to go back to the hotel just yet. What a wast of con time and night life time!~~ So I went to look for a panel that seemed interesting.Nothing looked interesting. =,= So I went to a panel I thought Greg might be in... But I didn't see him around the panel room. I didn't want to seem rude either so I stayed for the ending bits of the panel. Then they started a new panel that was interesting! I had no idea they had a panel like this this year! It was basically the rise and downfall of Tokyo Pop. C: I recorded the panel~~~ But it was mostly the history of TP.... Still interesting~ ^_^ From there I went to the shuttles and walked to my hotel again. But when I got there Taku was waiting for the pizza guy in the lobby from the pizza he ordered for us for dinner.(YESOMG!) But it turns out the pizza guy came up to our door room(creepy) So I had to pay then. >3> He, of course, payed me back. I was on Dream that night and talked to them about how things where going. u,u then it was sleepy nighty nighty time.~~~
ANime Expo day 2 -
The walk to the shuttle was a bit more tiring this day. I think it was the shirt I was waring. x___x strangling me. x__x I missed the shuttle that day too I believe. *fails.* xD;;; But I just got on the next one. ^_^ Reus was already at the table when I got there. It was really the same that day... all but that Hana was going to get there late that is. But it's funny..... I was feeling happy this day but tired, like, really happy and felt like things would change! but... like... right when I got to the table.... I started getting a headache.... like... REALLY badly! x___x'" I couldn't think that day! I really had to make a happy face this day and suck it up to get sales. x__x I made a sale so I was happy! But Reus, It didn't look like he was getting any sales at all. x__x I felt bad up until he started giving his manga again..... "Why not just throw them at ppl to take them?" I thought. x___x But... I had no time to be mean or compete with his intro bussnessman talk. I had to stay positive , look happy, and also look like I'm working on something interesting when customer come by......
I drew on the shirt that was a free-Bee with the AX badge. 8D; What did I draw on it? I wonder? ........
I got the idea from Sonia. She drew on a t-shirt to ware at the Miku concert. So I did the same since, Greg didn't want the ticket after all. ;v; Thank you so much Greg! Thank you Sonia! ;A; Sonia wanted to give the ticket to me in the first place but the whole Greg thing..... They were on awkward terms the whole con. D: I was a little worried at times.... Uh... anyways..... I GOT TO SEE MIKU "LIVE"! *O* *Checks Miku concert off the buck list.* Sure we sat nose bleed seats, but who could complain since this is kind of a once in a life time kind of thing. *__* I did buy glow sticks for Sonia and me.... but I left them in the hotel room!FIGURES! So I used my cellphone like a dork. D: Sonia would have used her but she didn't want to drop it. (She's good at that. 8D;; ) IT WAS AMAZING! LENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN! Also! Miku sang two songs in ENGLISH! I was flooord! Popipo second cousre was in English and then Miku and Luka sang World's End ALL in English! *o* It was epic cause I got to sing along word for word... or from what I remember. *-* I tried to learn that song in english to make a cover of it one day. ;v; I never in a million years knew it would come in handy like this! *A* Killer concert! So worth 15 bucks! I got to pay Sonia back some how! >__<
Oh! But here a story to tell. xDDDD after the concert we rushed out to get ourselves a few Miku butt-cushion and poster. But there was a line and we where at the cut off point. Se we stock around to hang out with the Toyota guy at the end of the line just in case we might get one. xD; But the! a Nokia "guard" came and said that everyone should keep moving. Few ppl left the line after he said that. Oh, here's the good part. Sonia and I didn't leave....... =v=....... That made the Nokia "guard" angry. So He started getting up in my face....(what?!) So I asked him why we needed to keep moving and he just said we needed to keep moving.....Then I got a little mad and told him he would just have to let the ppl behind us the same thing and then the ppl behind them. (We are Voicaloid fans darn it. We pay a lot for stupid voicaloid things...Getting something for free of it shall not go un-passed up.) So I lol and said I will just walk around in a circle. =P So Sonia and I stalked the line until the line got short enough to jump in. xDDDD Ans gosh darn it we got ourselves a Miku butt-thingy. xDDDD As for the poster they ran out.... Until this one gril in front of us was asking for a Miku poster .... the person said all she had was the ripped posters. The girl in front of us got one.... but then Sonie and I over heard and asked if we could have a ripped poster too. =v= So we got our selves a ripped Miku poster that doesn't look too bad for being ripped. :3 As we walked back to the hotel we thumbed up the Toyota guy. 8DDD He was rooting for us. xD And we then also saw the Nokia guard still talking too ppl in the "line" of ppl that still wanted a poster and Miku butt-thing to keep moving. We loled... All in all a good day thanks to the Miku concert. <3
Miku Poster and Butt-thingy~~~ :B
The walk back to the shuttles and too the hotel felt longer then EVER! x____x When I got to my room I crashed so hard it wasn't even funny.... Woke up at 4 in the morning to my bother watching Ben 10 or something... IDK... I went back to bed, darn it. x___xa
Day 3 -...I will get to that tommrow. @_@