Thursday, May 28, 2009

Animazement 2009: Saturday

Animazement 2009: Light, Near, Mello & Misa (Deathnote Group)Light Yagami (Alison), Near, Mello, Misa Amane (me) - this is what we call the Deathnote Album Cover Pose

Saturday at the convention was a whirlwind. It was by far the most crowded day at the convention, even with the gigantic Raleigh Convention Center swallowing most of the con-goers into various hideaways like panels and the Dealer's Room. Alison and I reprised our roles as Light Yagami and Misa Amamen from Deathnote. Nick and Will reprised their roles as Tamaki Suoh and Kyoya Ootori from Ouran High School Host Club. They were popular.

Animazement 2009: Anime Radio ShowKyoya (Will) as Dr. Zarkov during the Anime Radio Show

By far my favorite panel we went to at Animazement was the Anime Radio Show - professional voice actors like Christina Vee and Caitlin Glass performed a Flash Gordon radio show from the 1930's. With audience participants! Caitlin Glass, being the English director for Ouran High School Host Club, as well as the voice of Haruhi on the show, had a weakness for our Ouran-dressed compatriots Will and Nick. Which meant that both of them ended up onstage at different points (yay!). Will as Dr. Zarkov, and Nick as Flash Gordon himself.

Animazement 2009: Anime Radio ShowTamaki (Nick) as Flash Gordon during the Anime Radio Show

Most of Saturday we were in and out of different parts of the convention - leaving to eat, or just rest. We did come back later for the Steampunk Gadgetry panel that started at something like 10 or 11pm. It was a three hour panel, and we left after the first 30 minutes (which were taken up describing the different steampunk characters the panel participants were playing, as well as a description of their imaginary ship). I was hoping for more soldering suggestion, and/or cold-join solutions for dealing with attaching plastics and metals. Perhaps that came later, but I think I was too tired to care by then.

Animazement 2009: Kyoshi Warriors Group (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
L-R: Michelle, Christy, Mike (as Sokka), Annie & Katie - Michelle and Katie made the costumes
Ahhh, the awesomest group costume! Our friends planned this months in advance. I must say that I think the hard work paid off in terms of attention at least, as they could only make it about three steps before someone else wanted their photo. Yay, Kyoshi warriors! I also hope they wear these again sometime!

Animazement 2009: Kyouya & Honey (Ouran High School Host Club)Kyoya (Will) and Hunny from Ouran High School Host Club

I don't know if you can see Will's face here, so you may need to click on the picture to get a closeup, but his expression is the one of disbelief at the sheer amount of cuteness that is being thrown at him by the young woman (!) dressed as Hunny. I couldn't resist posting it, because it is a ridiculously good costume. And expression.

Sunday coming tomorrow, and then hopefully I can show you parts of my studio!

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