Today is the last day of ACen!
I'm going to cry because I wish ACen didn't have to end!
Like every year, I had a lot of fun and now I've become very exhausted. Everything hurts, I can't walk without limping. Being on your feet constantly makes you unableto walk properly for the next few days.
I JUST FOUND OUT YESASIA IS SCREWING ME OVER BY CANCELING MY ORDER AGAIN FOR THE 7TH TIME ALREADY!!!!!!!!! I do not find this to be amusing at all!
Back to ACen...
I woke up a little after 10am. I actually woke up earlier because Miki had to be mean and call me much earlier. Leave me alone, I went to bed at sunrise! Since Miki already woke me up, there was no way I was going to be able to go back to sleep. I woke up shortly after the annoying phonecall. I got ready and ran out of the hotel.
I recorded quite a bit after leaving "aLoft." I walked into the convention center and met up with everyone. I told the boys that they need to hurry and shop quickly, because we need to check out of the hotel before they kick us out! I walked around with them for about half an hour, after that I chased them back to the hotel room to help me clean and pack up. We threw all the trash away, cleaned the floors, and packed up our con goodies. My dad soon arrived afterwards and I took all my stuff downstairs to load it into the car. I told the boys to take their bags down to the car while I checked out. Jason then walked into the hotel lobby looking for me because Shin forgot his CD player last night, I handed the CD player to Jason and then we all walked out to the convention center. The main rule for the boys is, they have 45 minutes to shop in the convention, once it was 1:10, they had to return to the car.
We all split up, except for me and Jason.
On the way to our continuation of our shopping, I happen to run into Roel! The last time I saw Roel was at Maciek's party.
I miss Roel too! He goes to ACen every year. I always run into him.
Roel is my friend from high school. After encountering Roel, I told him that Marvin was looking for him all weekend. I didn't see Roel all weekend. He was lost among the seas of people walking around the convention.
Here's the wood panel painting of "Okami."
It's so pretty. It was being sold in artists' alley. Artist alley is filled with artist selling their drawings, jewelry, artwork. I really love this panel painting, it's so cool!!! I really liked the video and the storyline.
Later, I bought this really sweet Gundam!!!!!!!!!
Check out my super awesome Gundam model!!!
I pick this model all on my own.
Last time I forced Ex to help me pick, because I couldn't choose on my one! I really like this Gundam. I already started building it but it's really time consuming. I only finished the head and body.
As we continued browsing around the merchant area, I took Jason to "Man in the Dress's" shop. That guy runs one of the two J-rock stores. His shop always has some neat dresses. There's a lot of books, pictures, dresses, and jewelry. All of the products in Man in the Dress's store are actually flown in from Japan by the owner. Everything is good quality. I only get to see him once a year, it's fun to see him every year. I hope there's a next year... I noticed that this year's exhibitor's hall is lacking in stores. I wonder what happened?! Jason found this really cool necklace at that store. It was really cool! It was a key with a crown on top. I took a picture of that necklace while it was on Jason.
Man in the Dress said it was a perfect fit! After paying for the necklace. The kind shop owner wanted to talk to Jason, they were talking about interesting things... But anways, he wanted to become friends with Jason. I've known Man in the Dress since my first con 4 years back. He's a really nice person. He really wanted to take a picture with Jason.
He is so awesome!!!
As for myself... I went a little crazy and bought some JE magazines, because I love those Johnnys. There were only a few shops at ACen that sold any JE magazines. The J-rock magazine was purchase because I miss checking out the different rockbands, I was curious as to how much the scene changed while I was away with AAA
I got one J-rock magazine with Akanishi Jin on the cover, it has interviews from his recent moive, "Bandage
" and it comes with some UVERworld interviews and also some Gackt posters. My Wink up magazine was filled with nothing but Jrs. What is going on? But at least it had an Arashi poster and a NewS poster included. I was randomly flipping through the Wink up magazine and I came across an article about "Tumbling
" and some of the actors, it was interesting.
Check this out:
The first article is on Koji,
The next page was Yusuke:
Jason really liked Yusuke's hair and asked who this person is. To his surprise, Yusuke was in a few dramas too. A well-known drama, Hana Kimi! I told Jason that this guy was the ghost boy from Hana Kimi. Jason was very surprised, he said Yusuke looks different from back then.
Today I bough a lot of figurines!
I got to K-ON figurines because it's super cute!!!!!!
I also bought tons of the "One Piece: Strong World" figurines too!!!
As you can tell, I dished out a lot of money on these, I almost have the complete set.]
I had a lot of fun at this years anime convention!!!!!!!
I'm so sad that I must return to civilization...
WHY CAN'T ACEN LAST LONGER?!
It's the only thing I look forward to that isn't my birthday! ACen is just once a year and I never get tired of it. Now I'm super excited about ACen 2011, I hope it will be another great convention...
ACEN HAS COME TO AN END!!!!!!
My posts will return to normal!!!!
Until next time, bye again!