One of the books I picked up at ALA for really cheap. I admit it was the cover that made me pick it up, and the fairy tale aspect that sold me on it.
Haha, you’re so silly Mr. Bread… o_o
Summer’s here already, and three spring anime are done (tsuritama, Kids on the Slope, and Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine). These were all extremely excellent anime and I’m so sorry to see them finish. Summer is emptier without them. I’m continuing on with Space Brothers and Kuroko’s Basketball, and bidding Jormungand goodbye for now (it’s reached meh territory–I really don’t care about any of the characters with the exception of Valmet). With summer, I thought I would only be watching Moyashimon Returns, but to my surprise, picked up four other seemingly strong anime, so I’m still holding at seven anime a week (on top of an old one, Skip Beat, because I love the manga so much and discovered Crunchyroll had the anime).
The Gaslamp District is a HUGE reason why I would not want SDCC to move to another location, even though it kinda desperately needs to. It’s a great area, tons of places to eat (we’ve hardly even made a dent), and it’s really nice (at least until the party element comes out, and then it gets suuuuper skeevy with buttcheek-showing, skintight, strapless dresses and 6″ spiked heels and a bunch of drunken bros). But during the day, it’s nice, especially if you move off of 5th Street which is where most of the crowds and promo-pushers are.
Answer: TOO MUCH STUFF.
Since vendors tend to go all out for SDCC, I thought I’d post some pics from some of the booths (both inside the Exhibit Hall and outside in surrounding areas). However, I don’t have a pic of the infamous Hobbit trolls since I there was a huge line and everyone wanted to pose with them. Eff that.
I also used to have a picture of the exhibit hall on preview night up there, but I took it down for copyright reasons. Instead there is a completely accurate and realistic drawing by me of what the exhibit hall looks like.
Taking cosplay pictures at SDCC is extremely difficult from the sheer number of people (130,000). I’m usually caught up in a wave of people, so that even if I do see something, it’s almost impossible to stop and take a picture of it. Also, there’s the usual traffic problems. And then there’s the problem of EVERYONE wanting to take a picture of someone who did a fantastic job, and you can tell the person posing is getting tired because when they think they’re done, someone else comes running up (me) and wants one last picture. There is never one last picture.
Last weekend was the last and biggest con of the year that I attend: San Diego Comic Con.
(note: sorry for extremely crappy picture quality. I was usually sitting in the back using maximum zoom)
Vertical brings Japan’s outrageously popular Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) to the US, featuring two brothers battling over their father’s inheritance by finding the 12 Apostles of wine and the mysterious Drops of God.
Due to ALA being the week before AX and SDCC coming up in a week, I really restricted my spending this year.