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Phoenix Anime Fest (the best con i have ever attended)

Postby yuki chan on Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:51 am

Well i was a staff member at Phoenix Anime Fest over this weekend, man was it the best con i have ever been. It was dwarfed by large cons like AX obviously but who cares, the guests of honor said they had more fun than most other conventions. PAF was a first year con btw ^^, but i met some of the greatest people that are just fun to be around including some new friends ^^. I made the registration system used at the con, which had a run in with bugs but was smoothed out later ^^. Friday and Saturday night I had a social drinking experience with some people at the con. Thursday a large group of us after setup headed off to hooters (i went for the food given my sexual orientation). It was an interesting experienced, we saw our guest of honor their with his family and another gust of honor his editor. I helped a new friend in some panels which were very fun and it seemed people loved them. The panels were Jip Jop (Japanese Hip Hop), Hot anime guys and girls (rooted for the guys ^^), Hello project. It was the best fun i have had in years, other than massive hangover and being under the weather on Monday -_-. I ended up rooming with a new friend of mine that i just basically met a month or so before, and behold she is awesomeness x100 (a yaoi fan, j music, and an anime fan). BTW Ian i didn't actually meet him but Neal Kaplan (voice of optomus prime) was their.

staff list in con book and my staff badge. I got to be a pirate ^^.
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Kosuke Okazaki(editor of Blame! and bastard!) and Felipe Smith (author and artist of MBQ) Saturday night in an after hours get together in guest suite (greg was their but i didn't get a picture bec my batteries were dead -_-). Both guests were awesome to talk to and very friendly. Felipe spoke excellent Japanese and translated for me. Speant till 5am drinking and talking to them (a vendor i hleped out on thursday brought a gift of some tequila which i drank about 24 oz of, bad mistake)
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A signature inside my con guide by Felipe smith
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Their is Nihei (creator and author/ art of blame!) i got his autograph as well as Okazaki's on my copy of Blame!
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A signature by Greg Ayres (he was fricken aweomse, had some funny con stories and so forth. He usually doesn't give a heart to a male but i ask him to give me one)
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A view from our room 11th floor (nice hotel, ass hole staff though)
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Here is some stuff i bought including an awesome sora model and a bigger version of a bleach plushie i already had (a bleach yaoi also ^^)
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I also got a hitsugaya to go with my ichigo (they be cute ^^)
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Awesome Tidus cosplay the sword was made by him also ^^
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an awesome sora cosplay (i hearts sora)
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a good sesshoumaru
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A great PMK group
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A cool miko
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Link (need i say more)
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Cool final fantasy summon
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dot hack
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2 yaoi fans as renji and byakuya
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:07 pm

Sounds like you had a great time Yuki, I'm glad to hear it :D

Anime conventions truly must be one of the greatest things on earth. It's the only time I can be with thousands upon thousands of strangers and still feel perfectly at ease, and comfortable with everyone. It's disturbing how friendly and talkative everyone can be at times, but you get so used to the relaxed atmosphere and just become a part of it.

I'll stick with Anime Evolution and the occasion SakuraCon for now, but who knows, maybe I'll head out to Pheonix myself someday :)
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Postby yuki chan on Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:29 am

you should come out next year ir the year after to PAF ^^ the guests of honor said it was one of the best cons also they have attended. It is looking like we will have some god guests again the next cons.
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Postby Wesociety on Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:03 pm

Hey this in my hood!
/me living in Scottsdale and moving to central Phoenix next week.
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