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< Piro >

Otakon 2002.  nyow.

"Otakon. nyow."

Thursday - July 25, 2002

[Piro] - 08:14:00 - [link here]


Otakon 2002 - July 26, 27 and 28, nyow.
Baltimore, MD
July 26, 27 and 28.

Otakon 2002 - Information

Ok, schedule time. Here's the scoop on Megatokyo events at Otakon this year. These are specific events and locations, as should be pretty much up to date and correct - always be sure the check the official schedule at the con to make sure there aren't any changes. Also, we'll try to keep the information here on the page up to date, if possible. When i am NOT at one of these functions, i will probably be at my artist table in Artist Alley (along with Merekat, the uber talented artist behind the Pirogoeth rendering). As usual, i'll be doing free sketches for people (i'm gonna bring more index cards this time). I'm happy to take requests, but please keep it to one character and not TOO complicated - drawings take time, and i can't spend a half hour drawing stuff for just one person. :) ALso, you are welcome to just stop by and say hi without contributing to hand cramps :P I'll do my best to make sure everyone who wants a sketch gets one.

Now, for the big events...

- Friday, July 26, 2002 -

Friday: 1:30-2:30pm - Opening Ceremonies

Not sure what we have to do at Opening Ceremonies except make fools of ourselves (since we are guests). This literally starts just a few hours after i get off the plane. :)

Friday: 4:00-5:00pm - Megatokyo autograph session - Hall F

This will be the main autograph session, if you want to come by and get us to ruin various pieces of paper. If you can't make this, you can always try to find me at my artist table in artist alley, where i will be spending most of my in between times.

Friday: 7:00-8:00pm - Closer Look: Webmanga - Panel Room 2

Webcomics are a growing source of entertainment and we're starting to creep our way into various forms of fandom all over the world (good god that sounded corny) Anyways, as you know, webcomics are cool. There are a lot of Webcomic artists who will be at Otakon this year, and at this is the place to hook up with them and ask questions - a chance to meet some folks who have some real talent. ^_^ It gives me a chance to make fun of the MacHall guys in public again. That's always fun.

- Saturday, July 27, 2002 -

Saturday: 3:00-5:00pm - Naze Nani Megatokyo Live: Panel Room 1

Ok, this is the big presentation for Megatokyo. Naze Nani Megatokyo Live. We've gone to a lot of effort to try to make this more than your standard old Q A boring panel discussion, so be sure to come see us. We've got the biggest room possible, but even so we're a little worried about fitting everyone. If you are in line to get into this showing and don't get in, we have 'deadpasses' to hand out that will give you priority for getting into the Midnight panel.

Saturday: 12:00-1:30am - Late night with Megatokyo: Panel Room 3

Technically, this is the 'overflow' panel for the main Naze Nani Megatokyo panel, and people who have passes (people who were not able to get into the first panel after waiting in line) will get priority for getting in, but you are still welcome to show up. :) This will be a lot more laid back than the earlier panel, and... well... you'll see.

- Sunday, June 02, 2002 -

Honestly, i dont think there is anything specific planned for Sunday. I'm heading back to Michigan later that afternoon, but there is a good chance i might spend a little time at my art table before i go. If nothing else, i will probably stop by the art auction before i leave to see how the server fund auction is going ^_^

and that's that.

I'm still not sure what i am going to do about a peice of art to auction off at the art show - i haven't been able to finish any decent peices, so i'm actually considering auctioning off one of the Dead Piro Day sketches. I hate parting with them, but this is for two good causes - to help promote the art show for other artists, and to help raise money for a new server for Megatokyo. I'll have something for the show, so be sure to stop into the art show and check it out. Remember too that i'll be doing sketches for people at my art table, so don't feel you need to bid on this just to get a peice of my artwork - bid on the peice if you like it.

Oh, and finally, there wont be any shirts or anything availible for sale at the con, but there will be Capture the Bear posters which you can find at the US Anime booth in the dealers room. They should have enough so that anyone who wants one can get one.

should be a VERY fun con, i've been looking forward to it for a while now. I'd like to thank the entire MT Crew of friends who have worked very hard to help put all of this together, and a special thanks to Seraphim, who put an awful lot of work into my... costume. :). See you at the con!

< Dom >

"3... 2... 1... BANG!"

Sunday - July 28, 2002

[Dom] - 02:00:00 - [link here]

Otakon. I can't see straight right now. I'll put up a quick and dirty rant and then fix it up in the afternoon when I've gotten some sleep:

Hours of sleep a night: 3

Hours spent signing autographs on Friday: 3

Costumes in 15 minutes: 3

Strings on the guitar a cute Studio Ironcat intern lent to me for my Kayama costume: 4

Times pants were dropped in public: 0

Injuries Natsuki inflicted on herself: 1

Times Natsuki saw me pantsless because she was helping me change costumes backstage: 2

Injuries Natsuki inflicted on herself because of that: 0

People in the first panel: 900

Hours the people in the second row were in line: 2

Dollars Fred's DPD went for: 1750

Times I said "Smell my hair, it's an inhalant!": 20

Times I said "マイブラザー!"(MAI BURAZAA!): 17

Times I said "SO FULL OF HATE!" 2

Times I was actually full of hate: 0

References to Warcraft 3 made in a panel: 4

Bags stolen from backstage of Naze Nani Megatokyo Live: 2

Number of sketches Ian of MacHall was gonna give me but GOT STOLEN: 1

Temperature:humidity ratio at Baltimore when I checked: 91/82

Suggestions that the identical twin staffers at Otakon should pole dance to introduce the next MT panel at Ota: 2

Largo cosplayers giving leet lessons outside the green room: 1

Number of minutes Fred and I could stand to watch before our heads started to hurt from the surreality: 3

Songs sung at Otakon karaoke: 0

Songs sung with Asmodeus while walking to/from hotel, and at the autograph line: 20

Hugs given to Ardith Santiago: 3

People who said "Hey, that's Dom!" as I walked by: 6

Dollars more I spent on cab ride home than I spent at the dealer's room: 23

Mega Charat posters sold in the 10 minutes after the midnight panel as Fred got mobbed by fans: 9

Mega Charat posters in existence: 20

Asian laps that Merekat sat/laid on: 3

References made to the metal detector scene in Spinal Tap: 4

References made to the floating head's first lines in Zardoz: 3

References made to the floating head's first lines in Zardoz without Natsuki and Vaz around: 0

Pixy sticks stuffed down my pants: 1

Dollars stuffed in my pants: 0

Times I got slapped: 1

Legs humped at MT panels: 2

Times Fred denied knowing me: 2

Correlation: unknown

Cons this year so far: 5

Cons left: maybe 1 or 2


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