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< Piro >

that other site...

"Texas scares me..."

Thursday - May 30, 2002

[Piro] - 08:09:01 - [link here]

Project A-kon - Dallas/Fort Worth Hyatt 2002

Project A-kon Information

Ok, its con time again, and this time both Largo and I will be at Project A-kon, which is being held at the Hyatt Regency DFW. Located at the DFW International Airport. May 31 - June 2, 2002 (that's tomorrow folks!). From our little poll that we put up last week, it looks like there are about 500 or so Megatokyo readers who are going to A-kon, so here's the place to find the latest information on who what where and when.

First thing. If i can manage to bring a couple of tubes onto the plane without getting arrested for being a terrorist, I'll have a bunch of Capture the Bear posters available for sale at the USAnime booth in the dealers room (same guys who sold MT T-shirts at Anime Central). These full color posters are 18 x 24, and cost $13.99. Don't worry about trying to get one if you arent at the con - the majority of these posters will be available to order online starting next week.

Also of note, if you remember last year tsubasa and i were working with a japanese group called Device High - Tsubasa was working with them to produce a few Megatokyo tracks for the CDrom project we were working on. Well, the CDrom project never happened, but the music did. ^_^ Their newest disk "The Device In Love(Koi suru Device)" has two Megatokyo related songs on it. Hoteiya, a los vegas based Anime specialty store, has a bunch of these disks in stock and will have them available for purchase at their booth in the dealers room at A-kon. It's a very good CD - i look forward to the possibility of doing work with them in the future.

Ok, enough of that, on to the schedule:

- Friday, May 31, 2002 -

I don't think there is anything specific planned for Largo and myself for friday - i'm flying into Dallas that morning, so i think the schedule is fairly loose. My plan is to spend most of the day at the Megatokyo table in the Komic Market area - I'll actually have net access at my table, so i should be able to update this page as things come up during the con. As always, drop by the table to say hi and whatnot. Sketches are free, don't be afraid to ask me to draw something.

- Saturday, June 01, 2002 -

Megatokyo Discussion Panel - 1:00 to 3:00 pm (Enterprise 3 & 4) This is the main Megatokyo panel and event at the con. Maybe this time someone will listen to us and get us a big enough room to fit everyone. (ahem) I've been assured that this room is big enough to accommodate everyone, so hopefully no one will be stranded in the hall. If for some reason the room ISN'T big enough, i will give a second panel if necessary.

- Sunday, June 02, 2002 -

Autograph Session - 2:00 (Autograph Area) ugh. this is Largo and I get to ruin program books and other pieces of paper and cloth by scribbling on them with sharpie pens.

There, that should do it. Basically, i plan to hang out at the Artists Alley table for a good part of the con. I will warn you, however - i'm not prepared for this con at all. Thinks have been too busy.

Finally, one last note about the Megatokyo schedule for the comic itself. Unfortunately, since i had to work last night, and i leave for dallas friday morning, i need to face facts and realize that i will not be getting a regular comic done for friday. I'll put together a nice Dead Piro Art Day - i know, disappointing, irritating, etc etc etc - i do what i can do, which isn't always good enough. I wont make excuses. I knew this week was going to be a hard one to make it thru. :(

< Dom >

"Gods and dogs"

Tuesday - June 4, 2002

[Dom] - 17:00:00 - [link here]

One of these things is not like the other; one of these things does not belong.

Subject: [VizNews] New Phoenix Site Added to!

In honor of the long-awaited release of Phoenix: A Tale of the Future by Osamu Tezuka, Viz has a created a web site for the critically-acclaimed series. Complete with a series backgrounder, author information, character profiles and critic reviews, the site offers a glimpse into the series' profound storyline and influential artwork by the "God of Mange."

Plus, fans can also read the author's own thoughts on his self-proclaimed "life work" with a special feature entitled, "Phoenix and Me" by Tezuka himself!

That made my day at work...


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