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.
Here’s all my goodies! There’s more detail upcoming, plus one that was too big to fit in this pic.
Gifts from my friend Hannah! Hannah is this super talented artist friend who gave me her Princess Jellyfish entry to Funimation’s contest! I have my very own Clara! And she saw Rob Guillory and John Layman at Image Expo a few months ago and picked me up a souvenir. ❤ Sadly Hannah did not come to Fanime, but she gave me these via Fongus.
I have another super talented artist friend named Katrina, and she loves doing these pop culture onigiri buttons and magnets, along with her more traditional fanart. I’ve been collecting her magnets over the last few years (I have a Moyashimon set and a One Piece set), but this year I got buttons. I was running out of room on my fridge.
So I bought some DC Superheroines (and Supervillainess, because Harley is that awesome), and some Avengers pins (it was buy 5, get 1 free). I probably should’ve picked up Iron Man just to round out the set, oh well. Look how cute the Hulk is though! He’s my favorite design.
These are gifts for my four nephews, two sets of brothers. The octopus is for my oldest nephew, and his brother HAS to have everything he has, thus the other octopus. My second oldest nephew is obsessed with Angry Birds, and I thought these were really cute. His brother has just started getting into Angry Birds, so he got a pin as well. The octopi were bought from Katrina’s friend, who always shares a table with her, and also has these magnificent Cock Blocks.
I haven’t bought one… yet. Just a pin, but it sure is tempting.
The first of two bookmarks I bought, and Greek urn styled Wonder Woman magnet. I can’t resist Wonder Woman art. Also, Ratatouille is like my favorite Pixar movie. It’s about COOKING. Oh, except for that massive rat scene in the ceiling; that was disgusting and made me dizzy.
From the same bookmark vendor, I bought this for Malvitas as a present. He loved it, and then sent a pic to a friend, and his friend loved it and wanted it for his wife, so when we went back to the table, I got one for myself as well. HIT HIM AGAIN.
The Gorgonist had a TON of beautiful prints (like Alice in Wonderland, the Hobbit, and Peter Pan) and I wanted them ALL, but this one I loved the most in its sheer gorgeousness. I also bought the Princess Tutu card you can see in the main picture. I’ve already hung it up, which is a miracle, because usually I will buy art and then it sits around collecting dust because I’m too lazy to hang it up. Which reminds me, I should go find my Jo Chen Wonder Woman print and change out something.
Last, but definitely not least, I found THIS. OMG. I’m just so mad that I couldn’t find the other two, A. oryzae and Penicillin. They said they had more, but I missed them because due to circumstances, I didn’t even get to the dealer’s room until Sunday, which is unheard of. The dealer’s room is usually the first thing we hit.
Manga bought: Solfege by Fumi Yoshinaga, Gerard & Jacques v. 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga, Don’t Say Anymore Darling by Fumi Yoshinaga, Black Lagoon v. 1 by Rei Hiroe, and Banana Fish v. 4 by Akimi Yoshida. Basically I finished collecting all of Fumi Yoshinaga’s translated works. I ordered v. 2 of Gerard & Jacques when I got home. Still missing Kino Nani Tabeta? but that’s because the manga publishers hate me and refuse to license it.
Part 1: Fanime 2012: What I Watched is here.
Part 2: Fanime 2012: What I Saw is here.
Part 4A: Fanime 2012: What I Ate & Drank (Friday/Saturday) is here.
Part 4B: Fanime 2012: What I Ate & Drank (Sunday/Monday) is here.