Otakon overall this year was a success! I enjoyed myself a lot.
Some stressful situations, but overall it was FAAAAABULOUS. Here's the rundown.
-BEGBEGBEG my boss to let me off of work with success.
-Then rush to finish my costumes. Finally I have them all done!
-Adam comes to pick me up, and we're off to Annapolis...that much closer to the con!
-NIGHT TIME: "Adam, do you know where the Navi speakers are?" "Uh...lemme find them." "WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE???"
-ADAM CAN'T FIND THE SPEAKERS. I refuse to wear Navi without the speakers. I begin to despair as I may have to wear Prussia two days in a row.
-1am phone call to
asking if I can use her Scout speakers, with success. I LOVE YOU HUN YOU SAVED MY CON.
-12:30 we're off to the con. "It's so nice outside! 8D"
-As we arrive it POURS.
-Wait for the rain to stop and put on Maylene.
-Get in line with
and GASP, no outdoor line!!! Happy Maylene is happy!
-Hang around the con center, hit up California Tortilla, meet
, do a minishoot with EBK once the entire Trio is assembled. We look pretty badass, no lie.
-Hetalia monopoly was started, but disbanned once Germany wanted to buy all of the UN and swore he could pay for it by printing more money.
arrives and I awkwardly walk back with her and
to their room and try as hard as I can not to seem like some stalker person.
-Invite them back to my room for awesome 2-hour old pizza that actually tasted really good. We sit and talk about Funimation and Hetalia things. C:
-Adam is tired and says OUT, so we are ejected from the room. I go back to
's room and we play a card game and talk about gossipy girly things.
-Go back to the room and TRY TO SLEEP BUT FAIL.
-Still can't sleep, so a 7:30am phonecall to
seems to alleviate my problem. For the moment at least.
-Put on Prussia, feeling pretty good.
-RIPPED LEFT CONTACT HURTS LIKE A BITCH. However I refuse to take it out because cosplay > health.
-Meet with Spain aka
and stand in line like a BAMF.
-Get in, walk around. Meet with France aka
and proceed to be the Bad Friends Trio.
-Day is spent cruising the artist alley, looking out for Dr. Who and Assassin's Creed Cosplays, the dealer's room is awesome, and overall fucking around.
-Take out my contact by 2pm. It's like a shard of glass in my eye. I'm redeye-less but at least I can see properly without burning pain.
-Hetalia shoot at 2 I'm more or less inactive in because everyone has it under control. xD
-Later in the afternoon,
, and two others had an Austrian Succession photoshoot. HNNNGG TOO MANY GOD-TIER COSPLAYERS IN ONE PLACE NOT SURE I CAN TAKE IT. I wasn't in it, I mostly just sat in the back and tried to stay as calm and rational as I could.
-Then, dinner with everyone at Noodles & Co! We had fun passing around the painted shutter shades and being derps. By this time my blood pressure had returned to normal but I was still very excited.
left, so it was the 4 of us to hang out. We went to the photo suite to see if we could get a spot, and while we waited we all danced to Lady Gaga. Apparently Prussia has some sweet dance moves. I DON'T KNOW.
-Called away on Friend Duty, but everyone else left.
-Late night trip to the Cheesecake Factory because slices were half off!!
-Wake up early, but EVERYONE IN MY ROOM IS STILL ASLEEP. Navi is a two person job. I spend a good 45 minutes trying to figure out how to figure this out, and how to get to my makeup and contacts on the sink when someone is sleeping in front of it.
-Put on Navi with the help of
in her room, and we're good to go with the speakers. THANKS AGAIN DEAR~
-Derp around as Navi for a little bit. Nothing is really going on. Spaz over more AC cosplayers and Dr. Who shenanigans.
-Leave the BCC around 1:40 so I can get my stuff for the Lolita Swap Meet.
-Come back down but LOL EVERYONE HAS BEEN EVACUATED.
THERE'S BEEN A FIRE, GUYS~
-Say fuck it and go to the Hyatt where the Meetup is.
-THERE ARE NO LOLITAS ANYWHERE WTF
-Get a phone call, "OMG they have that skirt you wanted!
" "WHERE ARE YOU?" "In the Sheraton!"
-find another few lolitas who are also lost and confused, alert them that the meetup is the clear other side of the BCC. WHILE EVERYONE IS STILL EVACUATED.
-I follow this lolita as she zips through the crowds like Altair, going out onto the streets and pushing through hundreds of stranded Otaku.
-WE FINALLY MAKE IT. JUST as I arrive we're asked to move and lose half of our group. SO SAD!! I saw SO many beautiful pieces that I couldn't have.
-by the time we finally settle down, we're down to about 10-15.
-I end up getting that skirt that I want though!!
-Head back to the hotel to rest, then RUSH back when I realize that I'm late for the Zelda shoot! Navi makes it just in time though.
-Meet up with
again and relax, rockin' out to vintage tunes.
-Scout and Navi photoshoot with
, which was interrupted by Jade showing me amazing photos of the shoot she had done earlier that day.
-Meet up with an old friend and chill in the room.
-They leave and
come to join us. We fag over Dr. Who stuff and discuss dinner plans.
-Eventually, dinner at the Cheesecake Factory with
, on me because I can only imagine how cray-cray the day has been for them. x_x Sometimes good food & fun is all you need!
-Back to the BCC and more talks with friends, but by that time we're BEAT.
-WAKE UP WITH EYES GLUED SHUT BECAUSE OF EYE BOOGERS AAARRGGGH
-Realize I'm impossibly sick and don't even try to cosplay.
-Hit the con center for some shopping.
was feeling down so I bought her more Dr. Who posters than any sane person should have. Also get gifts for
-Back to the hotel to check out and pack up.
-Once that is squared away, BACK to the BCC to hit up the Artist Alley. Hit up
for the last time and say goodbye. Buy one or two more things.
-Then, chill with friends at the BCC and at the hotel.
-Around 4pm, head home!
WHEW! It was quite the con. Lots of ups and downs. I'm SORRY to anyone if I seemed a bit off or awkward. Sometimes I try too hard. ;_; I enjoyed meeting everyone, you all are delightful.
See you in 2011!