We left the house just after 6AM on Friday but stopped in Bourne to get gas so we didn't really get out
on the road until about 6:30. We made really good time, the only traffic we hit was in CT, there wasn't even that much in
NY (there were lots of cars, but they werre moving through the whole time). We arrived around 11 AM with a few minor "detours"
due to NJ's fucked up highways. We knew where the exit was, we just couldn't get there -_-.
I had pre-regged, so I
was in and out of registration in about 2 seconds, so I had to wait for Sam to get through the line (it wasn't that long).
We walked around a bit and got in touch with Logan. Finally decided to watch the AMV's at 12 since there wasn't anything else
going on. That started 45 minutes late (!). The videos weren't THAT bad, but I mostly wanted to see the comedy ones which
were the last part of the block. There was too much Evanescence "drama" so we gave up at about 2. Logan went to a panel while
we walked around for bit, not doing much. I think we checked out the dealer's room at that point, but didn't buy anything.
Then, Sam and I went to the Anime Price is Right game show (which unfortunately was unorganized) but I was a contestant and
won a Robotech boxset and pity pocky (my game was so unfair and the crowd agreed). We checked out the manga room where I read
Hot Gimmick vol. 1. I was glad they had new titles there this time. Logan met up with us and checked into the hotel room.
We met him up there shortly afterwards and we had nothing to do. Eventually, I was starving, so we left to find food. That
town was so bad. There was nothing but outlet malls and big buildings owned by random corporations. We stumbled upon the Quiznos
(there weren't any street names on the map provided by the con), and the food was pretty good, but they, like, took apart
my sandwich 7 times and I thought I was going to get a disease. We hung out in the room a bit more and finally ended up checking
out "Confessions of an Otaku", where Sam was a volunteer panelist, and after that "Bath House Anime" XD. Both ended up just
being like open forums, the first we mostly talked about fandom, and the second we just talked about anime and the quality
of it's releases here in the states. That craziness ended at 9 and we were tired so we actually went up to the room shortly
afterwards. We watched some bad Steve Martin movie and weird infomercials until 11 and just joked around until we fell asleep
a little after midnight.
Woke up on my own at about 9. We all got around then and got ready and into
costumes and such. I wore my Sana costume and Sam was Chii again. Sam and I went to Margaux's Ranma panel at 10. Don't
know anything about Ranma but I suppose it went well. At 11 we met up with Logan again and hit up the dealer's room. There
were some annoying little girls singing stupid religious songs behind us. I saw a bunch of FMA cosplayers and some cool people
who recognized my Sana costume. Yay. In the dealer's room I bought: orange flip-flop things, 6-pack Ramune, Lychee nut Ramune,
original Pocky, 2 packs of spring pocky (green tea and some cinnimony toffee kind that's really good), Record of Lodoss War
wallscroll (for my dorm this coming year since I lack space in my room currently), FMA chibi keychains (so cute!), FMA coasters
XD (they were cool), FMA picture cards, and FMA stickers. Din't mean to buy only FMA stuff, but everything else of interest
wasn't quite as exciting. Sasuga books had lots of FMA school supplies, I wish I still went to school! (wait no I don't XD).
We dropped purchases off in the room and had nothing to do. Coming back down, we ran into Margs and her friend and talked
to them for a long time. That was nice. Logan had gone to the Fox Box panel, so Sam and I walked down to the cafe that was
near the hotel. We should have gone there yesterday because a) you could walk and b) they had a decent food selection. We
took our food to this little outdoor terrace area of the hotel and it was very windy. We came back in a little after 2 and
saw Logan was in line for autographs. Matt K. Miller's panel was moved to that time slot so we went to that. He said in Tenchi's
voice "I love you Ryoko" XD. I got his autograph and Sam got him to talk about hobo Tenchi. The InuYasha panel immediately
followed which was filled with sooooo many screaming fangirls, Sam couldn't take it and left. The panel was a panel, nothing
special. Much screaming for no reason -_-;. I don't really like the dub that much honestly. When that ended they shut all
the doors and it took forever to get out (stupid and claustrophobic!). Found Sam, she and Logan went to watch some anime while
I went to the Shojo panel. We just sort of wandered/stood around until 6 and stopped by the dealer's room one last time. Sam
was in the cosplay with some other Chiis, so she departed then and I went to the hotel to pack stuff up. A few trips
up and down the hall and to the car got everything in order. I swear to god, the whole cosplay must have been staying on our
floor, because everyone was rehearsing in the hallway. I ran down to the cafe again to grab a sandwich, which ended up taking
forever. Also the ATM was all weird and it took awhile to get money out (and I could only get $20 ><). I came back and
changed and ate. While preparing to go down to the cosplay, Logan came up and said he was in line and it wasn't worth sticking
around for. We just sat around watching stupid TV and I made myself some bad coffee. At 8:45 we headed down to the Fandub
Parodies. They played ReDeath wich made me soooooo happy! They also played: a Voltron one, Record of Lodubs Warz (just trying
to sell insurance!), 0069: The Jion Years (Gundam War in the pocket = the Wonder Years + sex and drugs x20), Fanboy Bebop,
and Ranma 1/3 (Ranma is a sexually confused and it was rather WRONG XD). I think that's it. Sam kept popping in and out because
she wanted to see the cosplay results. At midnight, the Parody track ended and Sam got changed and we all headed out. Drove
home, made it back by 5 AM.