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< Piro >

that other site...

"of books and cons"

Wednesday - August 6, 2003

[Piro] - 00:15:00 - [link here]

I would like to apologize for the lack of information regarding my relationship with IC Entertainment and the status of book 2 preorders. As of today, IC Entertainment and FredArt Studios have reached an agreement officially ending our working relationship. We part on amicable terms.

As part of this agreement, FredArt Studios will be taking responsibility for Megatokyo Book 2 preorders. Once I return from Otakon next week, I will be contacting all Book 2 preorder customers with more information. Thank you for your patience in this matter. I promise that you will be taken care of.

Please do not email me yet regarding your pre-order - I will be in Baltimoremost of the week and I will not be able to respond until I return next week.I'll keep you posted on future developments.

Otakon 2003 information

u p d a t e ! ! !
Please note change in time for Naze Nani Megatokyo Panel on Saturday!!!

Otakon 2003 is coming! Starting this Thursday, August 8th thru Sunday, August 10th, most of the MT crew will be in Baltimore for our third year at one of the largest Anime conventions in the US. Please check this box for any changes/updates in information regarding our activities at Otakon this year.

I'm going to try something a little different this year... I've actually sat down and planned out a schedule that includes when and where i will be sitting down to draw/sign stuff for people. The good folks at Wizzywig have given us a section of their boothspace in the dealers room for us to call home, so look for us there. If we aren't there, this will be where you can find out when and where we will be. Also, Wizzywigs will have a lot of MT swag to waste money on, if you feel like wasting money. :P


- Friday -

12noon-1:30pm - signing/drawing at Wizzywig booth
2:00pm-3:30pm - Opening Ceremonies (Main Events)
4:00pm-5:30pm - Official Autograph Session (Autograph 1)
7:00pm-8:30pm - Webcomics vs. Webmanga (Panel 1)

- Saturday -

1:00pm-3:00pm - Naze Nani Megatokyo 2.0 (Panel 4)
3:30pm-6:00pm - signing/drawing at Wizzywig booth

- Sunday -

10:00am-2:00pm - signing/drawing at Wizzywig booth

Bold indicates official Megatokyo events. Times relating to when i will be at my table at the Wizzywig booth are subject to change.

Shameless plug: make sure you stop by and visit the Nekobox booth or Natsuki will cry. :) It's booth #1108. The Nekobox crew have been a great help to us at MT at recent cons, so be sure to stop by and check out their stuff :P

< Dom >


"Strange Days"

Monday - August 11, 2003

[Dom] - 20:30:00 - [link here]

I suppose you're wondering what I've been up to. Especially since I wasn't at Otakon and haven't even checked my e-mail in days. I apologize for my absence, but it couldn't be helped, due to there being... y'know, no ticket and no time. I'd been to 5 conventions in 10 weeks, and that was just wearing on me.

So what have I been doing with my time? Well, while I haven't ditched Minesweeper, I did pick up Knights of the Old Republic last Sunday, which destroyed my productivity to the point where I had to lend it to a friend so I could get work done (as a sidenote, when I handed it to him he said "Well, there go my nights").

See, what happened is that after I bought it, I headed back to my apartment with a friend, and fired up KotOR at around 7:30. We blinked, and suddenly it was 3:30. I know that you've heard it before, but I'll repeat: it's that good. Bugs be damned, as soon as I'm settled back into a normal schedule again I'm getting it back from my friend and freeing up some weekends.

Unfortunately, in exchange for KotOR, I borrowed Da Capo from my friend, pictured above. It's an H visual novel that amuses me to no end, though the TV series amuses me too. For one thing, the main character is dumb as rocks when it comes to (most) girls, and it feels comforting to me that even the heroes of H games can be extraordinarily stupid about these things. He reminds me of me, really.

But no, the real reason I like Da Capo is its weird-ass sense of humor. I mean, c'mon. The upcoming PS2 version features a girl who looks like a normal girl to everyone except the main character, who sees her as a girl in a pink bear costume. Why? Who knows? It's Magic!

I've avoided talking about where I've worked for the past three years, since I didn't think it was anyone's business. But since I feel that I owe everyone a complete explanation for why I had to miss out on all of Otakon, I'll say it. I don't know how much longer I'll be working there, but hopefully I'll be able to stay on. See, for the past three years I've been an intern at GamePro Magazine, brushing up my writing skills and keeping a close eye on the video game world, which is why I laugh long and hard when someone accuses MegaTokyo of being uninformed about video games. And, in the past few months, I've been in charge of the online Entertainment section, struggling to keep it up to date pretty much by myself, with the exception of New Comics Day. And now, I've been placed in charge of daily gaming news, which is sucking up even more of what was once free time.

But then again, I'm having a grand time, so I don't mind. Anyway, this is probably the last time in a while you'll hear about my job, since I can't really talk much about it. You know, because there's this piece of paper I signed three years ago (at least, I think I signed it, and I'm not taking any risks) that holds me to this non-disclosure thing...

Oh. And did I mention that I'm graduating from UC Berkeley on Friday? I'm kinda excited about that one, and it's the primary reason I stayed home from Otakon. I still have a healthy bit of work to do before I finish, meaning that I have even less time to update MT over the next week.

But hey, time moves forward, and I'll eventually be able to rant with some sort of frequency again. On that note, I leave you to finish a few more articles...


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