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Preview Night

Written by Chameleon on July 23, 2009
DISCLAIMER: The creator of this blog accepts no responsibility for any loss of limb or life or mental regression. Read ahead at your own risk. ;)

… Somehow, I feel like the guy from Densha Otoko. Except there are no pretty girls, trains, or teacups to be found in this blog whatsoever. Anyway, here I go~

As I’m writing this, my badge and lanyard is sitting next to my iPod, on top of the printer, and the bags of free stuff are next to the desk. Gonna go through it later to see what is really good to keep. >:D

So for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s this. If you get a four-day pass, you can go to the preview night as well.

(Oh, and whoever designed downtown streets to go one-way only is a douchebag and needs to be shot.) (-__-*)

Anyhow, once we found our way to the convention center, we parked underground and walked up a couple flights of stairs, and even saw a hobo sleeping in the hallway connecting the stairs. Eep.

So, first thing we had to do was get our passes. We had to line up, and I thought I saw somebody I knew, but she didn’t reply when I called her name. Boo. Oh well. Along with the pass and lanyard, we got a couple bags of freebies. Wow, already? … Oh, it’s just a list of things featured this year. The bags would come in handy though, for collecting a ton of more freebies. Kekeke.

When we (my dad, brother, and I) walked into the exhibition hall, the first things we saw were Western comics EVERYWHERE. DC, Marvel, the works. And even though I’m not really into those kinds of things, it was still pretty spectacular. There was a lot of Green Lantern-related merchandise this year. (o__o)

There were tons of different things on display. Magic the Gathering trading cards, Star Wars figurines, a couple life-size replicas of R2-D2 (took some pictures with the cell phone, might upload later if I can), and a shelf full of different colored DOMOS. Like, omg! Took pictures of that, too. Pink Domo, yellow Domo, blue Domo… Domo mania! *cough* Anyway, there were a lot of different booths. And for some reason, there was a lot of Neon Genesis Evangelion and CLAMP figurines. Asuka, Rei, people like that. Oh, and some Final Fantasy figures, but they didn't have CLOUD. I was like, "WTF." I mean, how could you have Tifa, Aerith, Squall and Tidus WITHOUT HAVING CLOUD?!?!?! xD;;

A little while later, I spotted a GIANT Pikachu balloon hanging from the top of the ceiling. So I made a beeline for that, with the half-assed idea in my head that I might find some friends from school there. As it turned out, I was right. Some upperclassmen from school (well, I guess they wouldn’t be upperclassmen anymore, because some of them graduated u__u) were volunteering there, and I even saw a Facebook friend. Like omgwut? But he was pretty darn awesome. A couple of them were cosplaying as characters from Code Geass and Soul Eater. But besides them, I also saw some people I didn’t know as Hitsugaya and Sesshomaru. Odd choices, but okay. (o__o);; Didn’t see somebody else that I was ’specially looking for, though. Oh well.

There was a stand where they were selling pictures that changed depending on the angle you were looking – you know what I’m talking about, yes? – and I got kind of freaked out, especially by this one picture of an innocent-looking girl that changed into a really creepy vampire-like thing, complete with blood and saliva dripping down the chin and pointy teeth. (.__.)

There was also a HUGE line to buy these Mattel-brand toys that stretched all the way around this one area and along the wall for a hundred feet or two. It was pretty ridiculous. But when I turned around to go somewhere else, I saw a guy in a Darth Vader helmet, and he was wearing a bright Hawaiian flower-patterned shirt and shorts. I nearly died laughing.

… And then a little while after I saw a woman that was absolutely COVERED with fake blood and scars and things, and she even had “blood” dribbling down her mouth, which kinda grossed me out, but was pretty darn cool at the same time.

Later, we found a stand that was selling fleece hats and little people keychains that were hand-made almost entirely of wound string. The seller could speak Chinese, so we had a pretty fun time talking to him (xD). Eventually, we bought three of the string-people – I’ll post pictures later, they’re absolutely adorable. (= w =)

Didn’t do much after that, we left at about 8:30, got on the freeway, and drove home. I ate dinner at Mach speed, and then hopped onto the computer to write this piece of crap. Also kind of pissed off ATM because I missed an orthodontist appointment yesterday, so I'll have to go tomorrow morning, meaning that I'm likely going to be stuck in the horrible downtown traffic. Gonna hang out with a few other friends though, so hooray for the fact that I don't have to stay with my dad and dipshit brother. Tomorrow I need to remember to bring my sketchpad, NDS, and camera. Rawr.

Anywho, I’m off. Jya ne! Thanks for reading. ;)

(Edited because of a certain amphibious jerk.) >:(

PS Right now I’m planning on editing this blog to incorporate the events of each day (Thursday through Sunday), or I might write a separate blog for each day. Just don’t forget to check back, I may have written something new~ ;D

PPS Sorry for the utter suckiness. My blog-muscles are rather rusty. :/

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Thu Jul 23, 2009 06:21 AM +

a guy in a Darth Vader helmet, and he was wearing a bright Hawaiian flower-patterned shirt and shorts.


Thu Jul 23, 2009 06:49 AM +


Btw it's jya ne, not na. niblet.

Thu Jul 23, 2009 06:55 AM +

... Dialects. :)

Thu Jul 23, 2009 07:08 AM [Edited once ] +

lies. ther r nu dialects that go 'ja na'.

..Except noob of course :)

Thu Jul 23, 2009 07:36 AM +


I am jealous, sir.


Thu Jul 23, 2009 09:38 AM +

When we (my dad, brother, and I) walked into the exhibition hall, the first things we saw were Western comics EVERYWHERE. DC, Marvel, the works.

Half of me hopes that there was some of Rob Liefeld's "work" there. But then again...

Thu Jul 23, 2009 01:23 PM +

Comic-con 2009?

I envy joo.

I didn't see the link btw, so I guessed. xD

Thu Jul 23, 2009 04:33 PM +


Fri Jul 24, 2009 07:20 AM +



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