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  1. Nope. I didn't draw it, I found it somewhere in a Gurren Lagann icon group on LiveJournal.

  2. AUSA and Katsucon ran their dances til sometime around 3am these past ones.
  3. If it's an actual fact then why do I know about three couples who met at convention? And have a pile of friends I found at conventions. If you want to make friends, or find a relationship, you might want to work out some of that bitterness you've got going. And anyway, where'd the topic go?
  4. A couple years ago my group got in line around 4 o'clock and the line was already circling the building, we all had sketchbooks and game boys and what not, we met a whole bunch of people in the line that we bumped into quite a few times through out the con, including a guy who stayed in a full chewbaka (sp?) suit for hours and hours... don't know how the guy survived the heat. The years I haven't gofered I've always gotten in around noon, gotten a footlong at the subway in the Gallery, saved half, and gotten in line. And I know it's beating a dead horse... but water. Lots and lots o
  5. I find it rather shocking that this hotel still seems to have alot of rooms left. I would have thought that it would sell out fairly quickly since it is connected to the con center and I think that some Otakon things are going to be held in it. From what pictures I've seen--I'm not local, so I can't actually confirm this--the new Hilton's pretty tiny and has way less rooms than the other hotels in the Inner Harbor. Google says there are 183 guest rooms in the building, compared to the Sheraton's 337, the former Wyndam's 707, the Holiday Inn's 375, or the Day's Inn's 263. Color me co
  6. Whoot for us /a/non girls gettin some love ^.^ Gotta say the male versions not nearly as entertaining. But the girl version already made my day so it's okay
  7. I doubt $1 really makes a difference, but... That $1 could be the difference between you and a nice big bowl of ramen noodles And considering the price of hotel food and NOTHING being open at 2 a.m. that ramen is a necessity
  8. it was about 2 weeks ago, i still have the confirmation email if you want to see. i think hotel caught onto the date and jacked the rates up, i just happened to grab it at a lower rate before it went up The rate went up because the only rooms that are left are the upgraded view rooms, the ballpark and harbor view rooms. The regular ones are all gone. I got a room at the 198 rate months ago directly through Hilton. I was happy to pay the 30 bucks or so to guarantee a two bedded room.
  9. Hotel totals can run anywhere from 200 to over 2000. All depends on how close you want to be, how nice of a hotel you're looking for, how many nights you're staying and that sort of thing. Just remember that whatever base rate you find, like the Hotwire 84 dollar rate and what not, will have the outrageous hotel tax and assorted other hotel fees may be tacked on later. Each year hotels have run around 750 for me for Thursday through Sunday, which is then split between 3 to 8 people. If you'd really like to get an idea on prices I'd recommend just looking through Orbitz and Priceline and s
  10. IIRC, Neko is usually held around early November, but don't hold me to that. *checks website, just in case* Yup, November 6-8 this year. ^^; Anime Next is in June in Somerset, NJ. ^.^
  11. w0000000000000t XD If Katsu was your first con, then Otakon is gonna be a HUGE, but pleasant, surprise ^.^ Having been to otakon three times now, AUSA twice, and Katsu once.... I've gotta say Otakon is a completely different experience from any of them. Hope all of you enjoy your first times coming!
  12. I've been saying the exact same thing AUSA being the desert.
  13. FIVE months not six! -sigh- I almost had a meltdown thinking I had been counting wrong D:
  14. I know the feeling, I'm lucky if I even nap the week leading up. There's so much to do and plan and finalize... who has time for sleep?
  15. My cosplay plans have changed up a bit. I've finished up a girl version of Grimmjow cosplay that I'll hopefully have ready in time for Katsucon too. The Yoko cosplay I had planned is having some issues, namely the rifle being evil to get together... and me being out of shape and not quite sure I can pull off the shorts
  16. I really wanna find interesting miniature things for my ball joint doll, all the interesting props I find on the net seem to be from vending machines in Japan so I'm hoping someone has some of those cheap little props for sale
  17. If you were the gofer L with all the stuff then yes I saw you, and played that weird murderer game. I think I might have a couple pictures, but I'll have to breath life into my near dead mac to get to them. So I might have them to you in a bit
  18. You have to use the link in the board announcement, or wait til Friday there's nothing on the main page.
  19. Yup... So I'm pre-regged now... THIS is when the wait gets intense and over whelming. That registration email is just sitting in my box, being all otakoney... Ugh... Only five and a half more months! I can make it!
  20. I've got my friend Mari... and a bunch of failtastic friends who're all too poor or busy to manage the trip (really how is studying abroad in New Zeland more important!? -sarcasm-) Hopefully I'll be able to find a couple friends to tag along, and if not... well I'll be scouting the boards for room buddies shortly.
  21. I absolutely adore this show and it's manga. ^.^ There are a bunch of hilariously awesome fanartists on DeviantArt. I was devastated when I found out the show had been canceled ): There was a Korean group who was angry and offended over the Korean character's portrayal (even though as far as I know he's not even in the show =/ )
  22. I'm gonna try for a bad ass girl version of Grimmjow, still debating dyeing my hair or using a wig. I had a horrid time with pink and I'm thinking blue will be just as bad. I made the baaaaad decision to make my own hakama. All I have to say is that knife pleats come strait from the devil. My practice pair came out perfect, then I got some nice fabric... and can't seem to get it right again. Any tips on hakama making would be greatly appreciated.
  23. This sounds insanely strange, but the Backstreet Boys and Cake.... Somehow in my brain backstreet was connected with the time in my life when anime was all new to me. So throw on some backstreets back and I'll start busting out the dragon ball z and cowboy bebop quotes... And cake is more just tradition, being trapped in a car with five people who can't sing but belt out Nugget and the like like they're opera singer wanna-be's and there are some great memories to be had. They really keep you awake especially if you cant stand backstreet...
  24. I can second that recommendation, they're very good quality wigs and fairly priced. They're really good about lost packages too. I ordered the super long 42" red wig and it was everything I hoped for. I requested they cut bangs into the wig for me since I can't cut hair at all and they were happy to customize it for me (for a reasonable fee).
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