Sae doing a pose for me. I didn't quite catch her name at all. Me, Connie, and Alice with the trophy.
I thought I'd find enlightenment by wandering around the halls. I found Dave for the first time in a while. He asked me where I was when breakfast happened, and said it was cool, and instead is going to take me with him to dinner. At this point I was like, "I really don't have any money." But he said it as cool, and all that. We went to this Japanese restraunt that was semi-far from the hotel. I neglected to think that people might actually wonder where the hell I am ^_^x The place was spectacular, with hibachi cooked food. What I didn't figure out until afterwards was that this was a dinner for staff and guests of honor. Occasionally Steve Bennett would wander over, or something would be passed around from another GoH... it was really something I'd *never* seen before. A con first for me.
After dinner, I go to use the bathroom before we head back to the hotel. I'm still wearing my scar and top, but everything else is rather average about me. I leaned against the sink in the womens bathroom, all the stalls are occupied. Then, a stall opened and Ippongi Bang walks out of it. Now, I've never been to a convention for GoH, this was actually the first time I'd met anyone of that level (save Steve Bennett, who I met at KatsuCon2 as Sailor Mercury o_O, but I don't think it counts..) She looks at me, with a slight bow of the head saying, "Hello Kenshin-san." I blink. Okay, it's registering that the woman in front of me is Ippongi Bang. I think I said, "Uh... Hello." She smiled, washed her hands, and said, "You did very good in cosplay. When I saw you wandering around the hotel, I thought you were a real boy." I think my response was something like, "...". I believe I thanked her, and then just shook my head o_O How does ONE respond to a compliment like that. Gee, I'm glad I'm masculine/feminine/adrogenus enough to look like a boy or a girl o_o;;; For now, I think it's a compliment. It means I pulled off the costume well.
I do not look like a boy, do I? ORO?! @_@x
I return to the hotel, a good 3-4 hours after I left the room, going up
and knocking on the door to the Memphis folks room. It opened, and
I just get this response like "Where have you BEEN!? We've been looking
everywhere!". I guess when I think back to how I said 'Maybe'
disappearing FROM the hotel entirely for that long, one would suspect foul play. Lucky for me things like that don't happen o_O, I just get taken to dinner and complimented by Ippongi Bang. The night was how a last night would be. No mark of the con ever being in the hotel, save the one or two straggling fanboys. I stayed up talking with my friend Lynne, and met a new friend named Matthew who gave us massages on the lobby couches! :) Off to Memphis in the morning. Needless to say, I didn't sleep much during the con. It was cool. A-kon I'd recommend anyone going to. It's just FUN.
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