- Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:48 am
Awwwwww man, my eyes were closed in EVERY ONE of those pics! I swear guys, I WAS actually awake during the others' segments of the panel!
In all seriousness though, it was a pleasure and a privilege being part of the first official Tenchiforum panel! While it wasn't perfect (more on that later maybe?), I think we succeeded in what we generally set out to do, and learned a great deal about panel running as well.
Well, I might as well take a shot at unboxing my experience at Ohaycon for anyone who might be interested. First off, the con was amazing! Great panels, great cosplay, and a MINDBLOWINGLY good dealers room!
The most exciting part for me, aside from our panel of course, was my very first cosplay experience! I went as my favorite character from Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato: Leader Desslok
Aside from the incorrect hair color (because I stupidly forgot the coloring spray at home!) I am very pleased with how well it turned out! I had several people recognize me, including the panelists at the Matsumoto panel which was awesome!
I mentioned the AMAZING dealer's room right? Well just take a look at all the awesome loot I got!
A pencilboard of my beloved Ami-chan!
Two cool little mini-posters free from the FUNimation booth.
Two SUPER RARE Japanese Tenchi posters. (The first one is a promo poster for the second OVA)
A lovely Asuka figure!
My very first Tenchi doujins, courtesy of our very own JGZinv!
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, one of my favorite animated movies of all time!
The most exciting of my purchases, Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Complete Collection, which I then had signed by all three of the pilots' voice actors! (First pic: Spike Spencer/Shinji & Amanda Winn Lee/Rei. Second pic: Tiffany Grant/Asuka)
And finally, the prize piece of my acquisitions:
All in all, a fantastic con! It was also a great capstone having the War on Geminar announcements coming down at the very con we were at! It's pretty cool that at both of the only two cons I've been to (Otakon 2012 & Ohayocon 2013) we got major Tenchi announcements! I must be our good luck charm!
Anyway, I'm very glad that I had the opportunity to go to this great con and meet up with some great people!
"Life, for ever dying to be born afresh, for ever young and eager, will presently stand upon this earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars."