Yesterday was a pretty good day. Nabbing Hacchan’s and Kitamura’s autographs as well the two awesome concerts made my day. So far the convention has been very fun, and I have met some Twitter friends along the way.
The first thing I decided to go to today was the MELL panel. I enjoyed the her concert a lot, and decided I wanted to get her autograph. Her panel and autograph session fitted nicely for once in my schedule.
The MELL panel ran a little late. She is a very funny woman and seems to embarrass very easily. This panel reaffirms that she is an awesome person. We got to see the new Black Lagoon trailer for Roberta’s Blood Trail. I can’t wait to see it when it comes out.
After getting my ticket, I decided to head on over to the Exhibit hall hoping to get Vic Mignonia’s autograph. The line was already pretty long. I decided to go to MELL’s later session since her first one was right after the panel and this session of Vic’s was the only one I could tell. I didn’t know if he was going to be here Sunday.
This line is probably the worse one I had been in so far. I’ve had to deal with a person with incredibly bad body odor and Vic’s suffocating fangirls. To make matters worse, the line was cut off. Vic got up on his table and announced he would be signing at a different location. Naturally, half the line made a mad dash trampling over everything in sight knocking down the barriers in the process. I almost became a victim. I got out of way in the nick of time. AX staff cancelled this other signing claiming it was a fire hazard. So that autograph attempt failed.
It was getting close to DancingQueen’s and Benu’s Indecent Otaku Comedy Show so I made my way over to the Nokia Plaza.
Saw this awesome Green Ranger.
The Plaza wasn’t too packed. I got a bag with a ticket inside. It ended up being for the raffle.
Saw some shenanigans on stage and the special guest Danny Choo.
The raffle was being done throughout the show, but apparently it was going too slow considering how much crap there was to give out. They decided to start throwing stuff out. I thought it was a bad idea, and sure enough it turned out to be so. People were destroying the stuff being tossed out. I got elbowed in the face when one item was tossed near me.
After all the loot was passed out, most of the crowd dispersed. I felt bad for Makenai, the band who won the Battle of the Bands. There performance was apparently at the end. Unfortunately, I needed to go to the MELL autograph session, so I couldn’t stay to watch them.
The autograph session went pretty quickly. MELL managed to sign everyone’s stuff. She said “woah!” when I walked up in my costume, lol.
I had some time before the Danny Choo meet up so I did a little wondering.
I thought this was freaking awesome. Both of Neliel’s forms from Bleach.
Death Note love.
Apparently, a ton of people gathered early. The bottom level of ESPN Zone was packed. I thought the meet up was for only those who registered on Danny Choo’s site, but I guess he announced it at his panels because there were a lot of people there. They diverted a lot of us to go wait upstairs. It was pretty lame up there. I was about to leave early.
I decided to stay a little. It cleared up a little downstairs and decided to sneak in there. I am glad I did. I was finally able to see stuff.
The daughters that were present. Crappy photo sorry.
From the line waiting to meet the big man.
Me and the big man himself
After going downstairs, the meet-up became much more enjoyable. I sat down at a random table and started chatting with some folks. I spent a good hour talking to them. I also met @rislim at the meet up. For some reason, I thought they were a guy, so it startled me when I found out it was a lady lol >.>
My day was pretty much over after I left the meet-up. I headed out with a friend to Little Tokyo later in the evening to check out the place and have dinner. He took me on an epic adventure of the city subways. We saw many interesting characters along the way.
In Little Tokyo, we ate at a Korean BBQ place. It wasn’t too bad. We also checked out Anime Jungle and Kinokuniya. Bought a cool Slayers advertisement and the first volume of Black Lagoon manga.
I didn’t grab too much loot today. Picked up a couple shot glasses and MELL’s and Danny Choo’s autographs.
That’s it for today!