morning, the last day of the convention. I dressed up in my Yomiko
Readman costume, and Luke told me about Read or Dream and the Read
or Die manga. Luke also mentioned that my costume was talked about
last year. ^^; First, Kristy and I stopped by over Sora's to look
for her badge. Unfortunately, Sora didn't have it on the Lina
costume. We said our goodbyes to her, and met her boyfriend Mike.
Afterwards, said goodbye to the Jersey people and Phil. Wish I could
make it to Otakon....I went with Kristy and company to the concierge.
Unfortunately, they wouldn't take my laptop. Fortunately, Robert
volunteered to carry my laptop around.
over to the Para Para Exhibition because Lauren, Su-chan, Poli, and
possibly Kat would be there. Unfortunately, Kat didn't show up. ;_;
After doing a few routines as an audience member, I was asked to go
up on stage with them (only to the routines I knew). I haven't done
para para with a group of people, so this experience was tons of
I met up
with Kristy and company and we said our goodbyes. ;_; Robert gave me
back my computer and Estevan willingly let me store my laptop in his
room. I headed over to the dealer's room (this time, just went
across the street) to do some final shopping. Out of impulse, I
bought a box of X cards. I also bought a Erica Fontaine clearfile,
but when I put my bags down to pose for a picture, someone took one
of my bags. ;_;
remainder of the con, I hung out with Lauren, Su, Rick, and Poli. We
talked for a bit, did some insane poses in costume for
photographers. The director for Onegai Teacher ran into me and said
he liked my costume. So I took a picture with him. He said he was
going to show it to his friend - the director for Read or Die! XD
So, after Poli left, we walked around and about. I got my laptop
from Estevan and said my goodbye to him. Made it to closing
ceremonies, and not much was going on there either, so Rick left.
Lauren, Su, and I went to the main lobby. We commented about all the
signs. There was this one guy who carried, "I have 22 days to
live!" I met some of the paraparastage.com people, and they
were nice peoples. ^^
time came to say my goodbye to Lauren and Su-chan. Lionel, Albert,
and I took the same shuttle back because our flights were at the
same time. I said my goodbyes to Sarah, Kyle, Oscar, and Moo. Our
shuttle was sorta running late, but then finally came. Approaching O
Hare, I nearly lost my card, but eventually found it. (nearly
panicked there!) O Hare is one crowded mofo! Luckily, the guy who
checked my bags in told me of a shorter way to get through this. I
swear, O Hare is like this airport-mall. So, I got some McD's and
found the gate. During boarding, I ran into Veronica from SSU.
was an easy going flight, but it was full. I read some of my manga
and watched some of my anime on my laptop. Then I napped for a bit.
I knew the jetlag is going to really hit me hard when I get back.
Arrived at SFO, and someone from Animerica recognized that I was
cosplaying on the flight. Then I ran into Veronica and we took
Airport Express back to Sonoma State.
two of us talked about our ACen experience and then napped after we
crossed the Richmond Bridge (19th street was way too congested to go
through to take Golden Gate).
Arriving at the
Double Tree hotel, I called Adam to pick us up. Adam dropped off
Veronica at her apartment. I went back to Traminer to find out that
my roomies left a ton of stuff on top of my desk. ^_^;; Both good
stuff and bad stuff. I found out that I got awarded "Most
Likely to Graduate in Three Years" for the Traminer awards. I
went to Chris and Angie's to give them their presents, and to Mike's
to give him his present. Finally, stopped by over to Tokay to give
Dale his birthday presents - a Trigun keychain, Kuroneko plushie,
and a Kagome plushie. He told me about how his weekend went. We
looked through pictures until I passed out on the couch. Goodnight!