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< Piro >

that other site...

"con surfing"

Monday - April 15, 2002

[Piro] - 23:13:03 - [link here]

Anime Central Wai!

Anime Central Information

Anime Central is the midwest's largest Anime convention and is held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (basically, its just outside of Chicago ^_^) Several Megatokyo related folks, including myself, will be there (I'm actually a guest - lookie, i'm at the bottom of the list ^_^). Dom, Wing 'Asmodeus' Zero, and Ukyo are comming, and it should be a lot of fun.

I'll have a table in Artist Alley where i'll probably spend a lot of the 'well, whadda we do now?' time common at cons. It's a good place to catch us if you can't go to the Megatokyo Panel. I've learned better than to believe that i'll be able to get mondays comic drawn while sitting here - which means i might just hide out in my room. ^^;; This is the schedule so far:

- Friday, April 19, 2002 -

Opening Ceremonies - 11:00am (Grand Ballroom ABCD) - I am driving to Chicago Friday morning, so there is a good chance i won't be able to make the opening ceremonies - it all depends on how early i leave. I'm gonna try though....

Meet the Guests Reception - 7:00pm to 9:00pm (Grand Foyer) - i guess this is a 'eat and mingle' thing, so unless something comes up, i'll be there with Wing, Dom and Ukyo.

- Saturday, April 20, 2002 -

???? - 2:00 to 2:50pm - Grand Ballroom ABCD - not really sure why, but i'm supposed to show up for something at that time. ^^;;

Megatokyo Revealed - 4:45 to 6:15pm (Live Programming 3) Remember the panel last year where we broke fire codes by there being too many people there? Well, they promised me a bigger room this year ^^;; This is the main Megatokyo discussion panel; we'll answer any questions you may have and throw things at dom as he works the crowd. It should be fun, i just wish i knew what the hell i'm gonna talk about...

There, that should do it. If there are any changes or updates to the schedule, i'll post them here. It should be a fun con, i'm looking forward to it.

Also, there will be some Megatokyo t-shirts availible for purchase at the USAnime booth in the dealers room. I purchased a bunch of shirts and i'm gonna dump it on the USAnime guys to take care of for me. I'm gonna swipe some Kanon merchandise from them when i do too... shhh, dont tell them. :)

< Dom >

'A pretty butterfly.' - Rorschach, Watchmen

"No, not Watchmen"

Monday - April 15, 2002

[Dom] - 01:30:00 - [link here]

What was interesting about my Monday rant was how people reacted to it. It turned into a sort of Rorschach test, in that it was a neutral shape onto which people projected themselves through their perceptions-- or words to that effect. Don't blame me of this rant is unintelligible, I got home at sunrise today and am running on very little sleep.

About two-thirds of the e-mail I got thought that I was a little frightened, while the other third thought I was speechless more along the lines of the old Coffee Talk "I'm verklempt... talk amongst yourselves, here's a topic: FLCL (ƒtƒŠƒNƒŠ to those of you who have Japanese enabled) is neither furry nor curry."

Meanwhile, and this is the most interesting thing, all but two people stayed along gender lines. As in everybody, except a couple of people who know me really well, thought that the sender of the e-mail was their own gender. Which makes things really fascinating, and kind of made me wonder what made people project these qualities onto a nebulous e-mailer.

But that's a topic for another time. When I was thinking about Rorschach, I thought about Watchmen, since that's the last place I saw a Rorschach test--my tenth viewing of the Batman movie doesn't count. From there I could've gone somewhere cool, deconstructive and anti-empiricist, but, alas, no.

Instead, brainwashed geek that I am, I thought about Freedom Force, and by extension, City of Heroes. And I thought "Hmm. About now would be a good time to start organizing a group of MegaTokyo Mystery Men to assist me in my goal of defending the city and getting maximum face time on billboards." So of course I decided to whore it out in this space, after the success of the Million Maximo March.

And randomly segueing to the MMM, I'd like to say that it's still on, and most likely to be scheduled for Saturday afternoon, just after lunch (but more than 30 minutes after you eat, since the last thing I want is a lot of annoyed mothers snapping at me). This applies to both Otakon and Anime Expo, and the gathering will occur at an as-yet-undetermined location. Mostly because I don't know where the closest pool to the convention center is. Maybe at AX we can get away with heading toward the aquarium in our skivvies.

On second thought, no.

And, a random bonus question before I go to sleep and stop writing deliriously: if you were playing Pictionary with people in various degrees of inebriation, how would you draw a rock so that they would get it? How the hell do you represent a rock and make it recognizable?

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