|January 21st, 2001
Posted by Mappy at 8:38 PM
1 Week countdown until OhayoCon. Plan right now is-
Wednesday; arrive in Akron, Ohio. Spend time with daddy and
try to weasel out some
cash for the con prepare for the convention ahead.
Friday; early morning my cousin Kevin and i get dropped off at the hotel and ensue some
Saturday; Kevin's got some Winter Carnival Extravaganza thing to do so he might be leaving
WEEKEND? day and return later that night. i can't wait for the
dance. Oh man i must buy more glowsticks to give out to the ladies ^_^
Sunday; probably leave when the con dies down. I won't sleep Saturday so that evening will
be spent doing something that rarely happens with me and cons-SLEEP!
So who's gonna be there?
well we got true to my heart very close friend and fellow member of Fujikoma; C-Chan
who is gonna be working as a helper for the cosplay. I hope to hang out with her like we
did at A-Kon. she's such a cool person to be around, sides...she can Rave!
Kawaii Jenny and her friend Leo
will be there. I'm slaveboy to her but we'll see who will be carrying the leash!
Y2KJ and Jason will be the ones with the room i'm
bumming. lotsa kewl inside jokes from them i hope! ^_^ "The Rock eats only one
kind of pie...Puuntang pie!"
Jase, the moonmilkarts guy who did the really cool art for OhayoCon's
mascot and does some interesting XPlay.
Kei and her hubby Blue are having a Reception party im
invited to. im sure to get a bit hammered there!
Tikki made a last minute switch so she's miraculously going to be at this
con. But I won't have the Toby costume so no pictures =[. I hope i can get a better
picture of her Naga costume as because the last one i took of her she was too busy
Kawaii Duo girl from SugoiCon, Mary will have 2 rooms this con so i plan
to stop by for some late night dance parties, and hopefully get to show everyone my music
video (too late for the official contest unfortunately)
JILL, spelled J-I-L-L of the Shooting Star Happy Hardcore circle said
shed be there in all of her PLURr flaunting raver cuteness.
Guests? hrm well ill bring some of my friend Shawn's Captain Tylor videos to get
autographed as some of the animators will be at the con. Jei Fulber the man who does
www.anipike.com will be there, hopefully I can get on the same Webpage panel as him
(Kei??!) to promote the site! As always Steve Bennett will be there in all of his elite
greatness, but this time with a twist. OhayoCon will feature the first ever Anime
Personality Roast in which i'll be sure to attend. They're going to roast Steve Bennett
and i gotta be there!
Only downfall to the con? well several downfalls i hope won't deter from the fun.
One- The hotel is small. i talked to Dad about it and hes been there several
times before. its not the Ritz, its not even the Hilton. its an airport hotel in a busy
city but that never seemed to be a problem. in fact, things are a Lot easier to find in
small hotels than large ones *ahem* AWA/DragonCon *ahem*
Two- First year con. Actually i'll say this is more of a plus than downfall.
first year cons always tend to want to try new things, and kinda ad-lib what the audience
wants more. Look at the DDR tournament at SugoiCon. It was thought up last minute, rules
made on the whim, and just kinda invented as we went along.
Three- No Elfeater, Alisa, Carolina, etc. nobody really knows about the con, or
can't get to it so i won't know all that many people there. again, its not much of a
downfall but its just something that irks me. Not that i don't mind meeting new faces ^_^,
but it's nicer to be able to know more people so they can share the con experience and you
can talk about it afterwards.
I must limit myself at this con! i plan on getting a new computer so for one thing i Must
must must lay off the $40 Original soundtracks. theyre just not worth it. I endorse HK
CDS! YES! no bootlegs? fine, then ill spend my money on plushies and artbooks. i cant
afford to pay $50 for an original Initial D soundtrack when i KNOW i can find the same
thing by SM or EverAnime for only a measly $10. its just not worth it. I understand i'm
ripping off the original artists and their record labels aren't making a dime from the HK
industry but c'mon people! a guys gotta make a living! The only real soundtracks im on the
hunt for as of now are: DDR4thMix, BeatmaniaGottaMix2, Jet Set Radio, and any Inital D
Euromixes i might have missed. that's about it really. Oh and if they're selling
SambaDeAmigo Maraccas for dreamcast cheap, theyre Mine! Oh and on the DVD Scene i must get
more HK Flicks. hopefully they'll be selling all-region so i will have something to play
on my PS2 ^_^.