Another year, another Katsucon. Katsucon will always have a special place for me, because it was the first Anime Convention I ever attended back when it was still in Crystal City DC!
…the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor is much nicer for the record. Man do I love that place. Perfect spot for the convention. <3
Arrived the earliest I’ve ever arrived at this convention-12:30pm. I blame my brother driving. XD We spent most of the day running around the Dealer’s Room and Artist Alley where I was greeted by an awesome surprise from Erin of Tamuran! :D
Yeah. That guy found a real sphere of Chalcedony (what Bliss is made from)–and it is awesome. Even got one with a scratch on it:
Yes, I did end up showing it off to everyone who knew who Bliss was. *cough* Lots of fun that. Yes, lots of fun.
Jealous of her sewing talents. >.>
Let’s see…finished up Friday with watching Trigun: Badlands Rumble. Been a while since I spent some time with Vash and co. and it was as great as I remember it being.
Also: Wolfwood. Wolfwood. Missed him so. XD
The rest of the day was Game Room fun (yay Rhythm games) and sleeping.
AMV contest all the way. XD
Then more shopping and spending too much money.
Followed by watching Great Teacher Onizuka: The Movie (Live Action)–which was actually pretty good. I’m always a bit sketchy with Japanese Live Action shows. It’s not that they’re bad or anything, I’m just not a huge fan of the acting style–but it worked really well here and Onizuka was a sweetheart as always. :) Good movie.
At this point, we had a bit of a crisis with the plumbing in our room, and almost had to switch. Which would have sucked since we got an awesome balcony room overlooking the atrium this year. So cool to have an indoor balcony. <3 But it was all fixed and we got to keep the room. Yay!
We then watched some Madoka Magica and a little Antique Bakery. So lots of Video Room time this year for us! XD
The usual. Wake up, pack like mad, and then do one last run through the dealer’s room! :D
This isn’t everything–I actually got a grab box with a ton of comics in it, but I did’t feel like taking a picture of everything that was in that thing. o_o
I’ve been a huge fan of the .hack// series since I first caught .hack//Sign on Toonami. I then played through the first four set of games thanks to Creed (Thank you again! *hugs them*) & after that I dug into Roots & the .hack//GU games (My favorites). However! While I owned all the DVD’s to .hack//Sign, I was kinda broke when .hack//roots came out. *sniff* So, I’m really happy to have found all six individual DVDs. Normally I’d just get a box set, but I’m like part-OCD, so if I have Sign as individual DVDs, Roots needed to be the same. *foam*
Key necklace. I like keys. Love old fashioned looking Keys. No, it has nothing to do with Kingdom Hearts and an obsession I had with the Lady Luck therefore making any Key that has a card-deck theme of some sort irresistible. No, never.
Tee hee hee. I have Furuichi and Oga. <3 They’re so cute and little and I shall keep them hooked together like the best friends that they are. *pokes them*
Yeah, so almost all my money this year went to Manga. After Tokyopop and its subdivision Blu went kaput, I decided this was probably my chance to snag a bunch of titles before I’m forced to hunt them down on Ebay. I read all of them before I got home. XD
Last but not least, my Misato figurine! It’s not a convention unless I come home with a figure of her. XD I’m up to Five! :D They need to start releasing more, too. I’ve gotten around to the point where I’m seeing duplicates. o_o
Awesome convention. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m watching .hack//Roots. XD