( A hot holoform! )
On a sad note I did not see Master Chief again and only one guy knew who was under the helmet but did not personally know him. I do believe I officially have a crush on Master Chief (and I don't even know why!) and I want to see the man beneath the helm. I'm not even a gaming fan or anything, why have I become so giggly with Master Chief? He's not the only one I took pictures with but the only one I reacted to like this. Jack Sparrow I am giggly for in a different sense, the dude was so dead on in face, dress, acting, and even hell his voice sounded like Jack Sparrow, is the reason I'm in aw with that person. But I can't pinpoint what has me hooked with Master Chief. Hell, I can even remember turning to leave the auditorium and see him walking in directly in front of me through the doors with the sunlight behind him. And I hate my hearing. He said something to me when I later asked to take another picture with him and I couldn't really understand him because he was on my left side and his voice was muffled by his helmet. -sighs-
I am off for bed soon, I hurt everywhere and I wasn't freaking carrying anything!
I need to do my nails tomorrow.. they're horrible... eck. I normally wear sneakers so I don't usually care, but I'll be wearing geta so I have to! Lol.
Yesterday was the big day that has been in the making with vast struggles for the last 3 years, San-Japan 1.5! My home town of San Antonio has never had an anime convention or anything close until now. I'm not here to tell you how it came about, I wasn't part of that, though I did follow it some what during the years. No, I'm to talk about attending it.
The convention was from Friday, Aug 8th to Sunday, Aug 10th. Work popped its ugly head up two weeks ago and ruined my chance in attending the convention Friday. I was free Sat and took my friend Patrick along for the ride. My friend Joseph eventually showed up with his family too. The convention was split between the hotel and the Municipal Auditorium across the street.
We arrived mid-day and went to seperate tables so I could get my pre-registered stuff while Patrick got his badge. I also bought a t-shirt of the convention. Then he headed to the dealer rooms in the basement. There were several vendors and very well stocked. However, I found something I desperately wanted that is handcrafted but the sold out of the one I wanted. They're hats made by Basiik. The one I wanted is of a bunny, but the ears are over 3 feet long and work as a scarf around your neck if you wish. Totally cute and adorable. But as I said they sold out, they only had brown ones left and I was not interested int those. But they do sell them on their website and do customize too. Very reasonably priced and good shipping price too.
So when we had finished our wandering of the dealer room, artist alley, and other things we left for lunch. Lunch was uneventful and sad considering the restaurant we went to was on the River Walk. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either... Afterwards I went back to artist alley to see if it was less crowded around certain vendors and Patrick went to the hotel to play in the gaming rooms on one of the competitions with Super Mario Melee.
I evetually headed over to hotel and meet up with Patrick who was still in the video gaming room. Shortly after I arrived I got a call for Joseph and he needed help, totally lost on what to do. So once his family (he, his sister, mom, and dad) were Registered I took them down to the dealer room because they closed at 6pm. Patrick evetually meet up with us and we wandered the dealer room yet again. There was just so much stuff crammed into those small spaces.
Patrick and I decided to split from the others to go get in line for the Cosplay show, which looked to be good. Half the people were dressed like cosplay in attendence, and while most were not going to be in the contest, we knew it was going to be a high number. The detail and craftmenship was amazing on most of the outfits, contest running or not! Sadly our time in line was wasted. I wrote an e-mail to the Conchair, I pasted a copy blow.
The Smile.dk concert was good, though the sound system messed with the singing and had an echo and subdude sound most of the night, sadly. It was great fun otherwise.
I am so very tired. I spent a total of 3 and a half hours in line between standing for the Cosplay Show and then again for the Smile.dk Concert.