Due to ALA being within easy driving distance this year, the library offered to pay for our ticket to attend. This was my first ALA conference.
Last month, I made a post with my thoughts on Right Stuf (TRSI) venturing into Print on Demand with Tokyopop (TP), starting with the Hetalia series. I was curious to see what the quality would be like for myself, so I ordered volume 1 of TRSI’s Hetalia, even though I already have TP’s volume. This is an overview of the differences. This is not a review on the content of Hetalia vol. 1.
(p.s. Sorry for the picture quality. I need a new camera, and my apartment is not lit for good pictures)
The Fanime forums have a feedback thread where everyone is welcome to post their pros/cons/suggestions for improvements. Most of them make sense, but this one had me completely confused:
“Con: The lack of close-by food – My mother insists on real food when we go to conventions, which meant that this time we were constantly spending way too much time trying to find food, time which could have been better spent actually seeing stuff at the con. ^.^;;”
… Really? One of the things I look forward to most when going to Fanime is all the food that San Jose has to offer in that area. There are a TON of affordable restaurants in that area. We didn’t use our car once, except to get to and from the airport. Heck, if you are on a budget and walk around a corner, there is a Subway right there (it had a huge ass line all the time, but still). Maybe if one actually left the convention center…
Anyway, as a service to Fanime goers, and just because I like food (and drinking), I recapped the food we ate.
(This, btw, is poison, as learned from Fanime 2006. Bad times. Bad, bad times.)
Basically what going to a convention feels like. Nerd flu abounds!
I don’t think I got nerd flu this con. *knock on wood* However, one of my friends did! It’s pretty much inevitable, when you’re surrounded by people where washing hands and taking baths is optional, and people will glomp you (i.e., violently hug you, frequently without your permission).
I did get much cooler stuff though, although not nearly as much as I usually do. I was somewhat hampered by the knowledge I was flying back, so nothing that I wouldn’t be able to fit in my already crowded suitcase.