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NekoCon 2011 – 14th Convention!

It’s thattime again! Another year, another Nekocon, another convention rundown~

And just to get this out of the way: if you called out to me (recognizing the Sally costume I told you about) and I kept walking – my bad. I have serious¬†tunnel vision at stuff like this and tend to block out everything but my destination or the person I was talking to–which would likely have been my brother. XD There is a very good chance I did not hear you at all. Heh.

Cosplay

This year I went all out and dressed up as Sally Jupiter, aka The Silk Spectre, from The Watchmen.

I think it turned out pretty well, if you ask me.

And I also think this is the first time I’ve dressed up at a convention that I was stopped for photos like every ten feet. On the one hand – flattering to know I got the look right and that there are other Sally fans out there! (I hope that was the main reason…though at least two got my picture because I was “Liliy of WaM” – which still isn’t completely setting in. XD *almost weirded out has fans*)

The other hand: I sort of have no idea where all those photos are going to end up (yes I know — the internet — but where and for what!). I’m still sort of uncomfortable having my picture on the internet…but either way, too late to worry about it now….

Friday

Friday was fun. Hung out with ArionWind running around the Dealer’s room and bought some figures before watching a panel on character creation. Also made sure to stop by and say hi to Erin and Chez at the Tamuran table. Didn’t stay long though ’cause they were busy at work. :D

Saturday

This was hang out with my brother day~ We went to the AMV competition before running around Artist Alley and the Dealer’s room. We got lunch at Taco Bell & made it back in time to watch The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya which is still an amazing¬†movie. I recommend everyone see it (assuming you’ve seen the anime – watch that first or the movie might not make sense. XD)

And Saturday is where my con time ended. We ended up doing family stuff all day on Sunday so no last minute visit. ^^;

The Haul

Dark Magician

He's adorable. <3

I have always had it really bad for the Dark Magician – you have no idea. XD Loved him. LOVED HIM. So anyway, bought a ton of YuGiOh Coin figures, but am not posting all the photos because I haven’t taken them all out of their boxes yet to display. Need to rearrange some stuff to make them fit…so you just get my fav instead. :3

Misato Katsuragi

She's still the hottest female ever.

And my Misato Katsuragi collection grows! :D This year’s addition is thanks to ArionWind who got it for me as a gift. :D He didn’t have to, but I’ll accept it for now. So Thank you, AW!

But no, seriously, I have it really bad for Misato. >.> It may be unhealthy. This is figure #4 and I have no intention of stopping….this is why I limit myself to one Misato per con. XD

Midori Days

Impulse purchase...not!

Midori Days is one of those titles where I looked at the premise and went “That’s not suggestive…” in all its glorious sarcasm. But it’s one of those series where after I saw the first trailer (years ago) I went “I sort of want to watch that.” but never did anything about it. It was always just sort of there….asking to be watched.

So I finally caved and bought it when I noticed it was a ‘complete collection’ and well, bought it. I hope to watch it soon. XD

Tamuran

Issue #1 was lonely.

I think it should have been obvious I’d be walking out of the con with these. :P Long-form comics are SO much more satisfying in chapters/volumes vs one at a time. XD

Supergirl and Streaky

Supergirl and Streaky

This is probably the true impulse purchase of the evening. I had been admiring (read: Drooling) over the DC/Marvel Bishoujo figures on sale in the dealer’s room, but sort of winced at the price tag. Well…

My bro bought a ‘Cheetah’ AmeComi figure, and the lady said “It’s buy one, get one half off” in which case I went “SUPER GIRL NAOW.”

In that tone of voice.

No, I am not experiencing Supergirl Fangirlisms thanks to the new Supergirl comic from the DC 52 reboot.

So there you have it. :D We got two figures for the price of one! (Well, a slightly more expensive one, but shut up.)

Conclusion

Another fun convention! Now to figure out if I’m going to Katsucon or not. XD

Supergirl close up

She's so pretty.... *sigh*

…I’m done now.

Katsucon 2011

Another year, another Katsucon~

Your run down is now:

Friday: Overslept. By a lot. Ended up making a mad dash out the door and not arriving to the convention until 3:30PM or so. Put my stuff in the room & then registered. Spent the rest of the day waiting for my brother to arrive & wandered around the Artist’s Alley/Dealer’s room for a bit.

Speaking – Friday I said Hi to Erin from Tamuran – and he gave me the original artwork for his WaM Pair-a-Thon entry. Squee. Squee to the max. XD (The two post-cards were from KGJ. :D)

Katsucon Art

Prints from KGJ & Fanart from Erin

Oh, and Dinner was a Pot Bellies. Yum.

Saturday: Awoke bright and early (for me) around 8AM And headed off to places. My Bro and I went to the Hetalia International Relations panel, followed by the dealer’s room and…lunch in the room. (Our Room brought a LOT of food. We basically fed ourselves for three days and it was awesome. XD Name it and we probably had it – from Pocky to Summer Sausage and a certain roomie brought home made truffles. Yum.)

And then my Brother & I were going to go to an Evangelion panel, but we changed our mind and headed over to watch Summer Wars instead.

Summer Wars.

Just go buy it. It was a ridiculously good movie and I was choking up about to cry it was so good. And the dub was fantastic – Funimation pulled out all the stops. My brother and I bought the movie the second it was over and we could get to the Dealer’s room. I’d have a picture but my brother hijacked the DVD.

Instead – pics of the rest of my Katsucon Haul since I did all my shopping on Saturday. xD

Box from Eva

Okay, so the above box isnt’ something I bought. XD Miss Eva, a fan from WaM, found me in the Dealer’s room and gifted me with this hand-painted box. So sweet. Thank-you Miss Eva!!! :D

Now, toys:

Eva Charm

I won’t lie. I might be hunting down the rest of these charms on Ebay. They are ridiculously cute and I’m almost sad I only bought one. I seriously want the entire set of them. They’re tiny. They feature drink bottles/cans AND they somehow made all those angels preciously adorable. *pets her one keychain*

Misato in Pink

I think I can finally admit to myself that I have a super girl!crush on Misato Katsuragi from Evangelion. I have three figurines of her and that is the most figures I have of any one animated character. And worst? There are others I still want – this was just the one I bought at the con (I’m trying to limit my figure purchases. XD)

But I love her so. Fear my Misato collection:

MISATO

Yeah. She’s hot. I know it. And two should look familiar because they’ve been featured on this blog before. XD In fact, I bought the large on at the last Katsucon. XD

Doujinshi

Last but not least – I splurged on a few doujinshi. Can you believe I found a doujinshi that features Touji from Evangelion that’s well drawn? I know. Awesome find. An Ichigo/Ishida doujinshi that I’d read before and the last two are from S-CRY-D – I don’t see doujinshi from that series often so I figured I should grab them while I saw them. Yay!

Webcomics...

Last but not least, aside from my brother purchasing the Ensign Sue Must Die printed book, only two Webcomic Artists actually said hello when we stopped by their booth (you know, aside from Erin and Megami – who knew us XD) So I figured I’d post them here so I actually remember to go check out their strips when I get free time.

Today Nothing Happened & Final Arcanum

If you read them before me, let me know how they are. XD

Sunday: Sunday can be summed up by one word: EVANGELION.

My brother and I woke up at 6:30 AM to pack all of our things and get them out to our car in order to be able to make the 8AM showing of Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (NOT) Advance.

Worth it. Sooooo worth it. *noms on DVD not coming out until the end of March*

We left immediately afterwards to keep ourselves from spending money. XD

And then I read Batman Comics until I worked up the nerve to make this post.

Yeah; I’m that awesome. :D

Katsucon 16 – The Haul

Whoo hoo~ If you’ve been paying attention over at WaM – you know I’ve been at Katsucon 16 all weekend! Huzzah!

So here’s your report & it’s a long one!

Friday –

Arrived around one o’clock due to a late start and traffic. Got registered & caught up with my bro. We hit the dealer’s room before meeting up with the rest of our crew. Caught the end of the AMV’s and then got some grub. Around 9 my brother and I went to stand in line for the Formal Dance and had fun in the line game. (I got to Salute Cobra Commander in a suit! :D And he saluted back! *Squee*). Dance itself was a bust. Got a free hug from a girl in a very cute Lolita outfit but otherwise didn’t stay long b/c I ended up being a wallflower. Spent the rest of the night reading & Introducing Hetalia to my unsuspecting buddy KGJ (Cagey Jay). I think I killed her brain with that one.

Saturday –

More dealers room, more AMV’s and went to Artists’ Alley. Spent too much money. XD Later that evening we went to catch the AMV & Masquerade Awards.

The Awesome? Tiffany & her guy Anthony (My roomies for the Con & friends from college( won best upbeat Video!! :D It’s called Boom, Boom, BOOM! And features various anime. Go check it out – it’s awesome.

And her friend also got an award for costume (JournyMan’s award I believe. But Tiff ended up modeling. Good stuff.)

Spent Saturday night looking for food and watching more Hetalia. :D

Well, after a very long Photoshoot with the costume winners and myself & KGJ (We were cosplaying as Mordred and Wiglaf. Expect pics of that to show up over at WaM XD)

Sunday –

Slept in…packed up. Checked out after one more romp in the dealer’s room. Hurrah! :D Long drive home and then procrastination.

But here’s what you really care about:

The Haul

Below are all the big items. I also got a bunch of little bleach charms and stuff in a mixed bag but I didn’t feel like photographing all of those. XD

Gashapon Madness – Misato my Love

The other title of today’s post should be – I love figurines. I have tons of them. Not all of them anime/manga mind you – but I have quite a few (even if they all are in boxes b/c I’m lazy and have yet to you know, unpack them after we moved houses a year and so ago…)

I digress. Today’s post is about – bum bum bum! GASHAPON!!!1

I don’t usually go crazy over toys, but I really, really like these and they arrived today. In fact – I just finished putting them together about oh, maybe thirty minutes ago?

The Figures:

gashapon-group

Above, you see from left to right: Kisaragi Honey (from re:Cutie Honey), Misato, Rei and Asuka (All from Evangelion) And I picked up all of them from Mugentoys.com :D

Now then. Let’s talk about them!

Kisaragi Honey:

kisaragi-honey

re:Cutie Honey was ironically the first Cutie Honey series I watched. I missed out on all the references, I’m sure. But it was one mini series I adored to bits and pieces (which is odd for me considering there was like one male cast member…very odd for me.).

So, when I saw this figure of Honey I had to have it.  Especially when the pose comes from the incredible opening:

Rei & Asuka:

asuka-rei

Rei & Asuka from Evangelion are a new one for me. Normally my brother’s the one collecting figures of these two. But – I finally found a set I thought was adorable.

There’s not much more to it than that for this one – I love winter gear and they’re cute.

Misato:

misato-pose

However – the piece de’ resistance had to be this figure of Katsuragi Misato. Misato has always been my favorite character from Evangelion and I have been looking everywhere for a figure that really grabbed me. This one – it grabbed me.

sexy-misato

Let’s face it – this figure is sexy. I love everything about it from the pose (the foot on the footstool? Love.) to her jacket hanging off her arm. And she looks amazing next to my laptop on the desk.

misato-computer

Or even on the computer! She looks amazing everywhere~

Rodimus-Prime

AHH!!! Oh no! Rodimus Prime2 is jealous that he’s no longer the favorite figurine! Whatever will I do!?

Oh wait! I know:

rodimus-date

There we go. Now Rodimus is happy because he’s got a pretty lady on his arm. She’s way better than that Arcee girl.3

Other:

And just for fun, here’s a couple pics of the other Anime/Manga figures I have hanging out on my desk:

shelf-1

shelf-2

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief waste of your time. Thank-you.


  1. Gashapon figures are random vending machine figures. Think of those quarter machines in super markets that give you a random little toy in an egg – only they’re actually nice and worth more like $3-20+ dollars depending on the figure.
  2. Revoltech Hot Rodimus as seen detailed here.
  3. Arcee x Springer forever.