98-3rd day and Final Thoughts
Since we got to bed about 5am... I got to sleep in till 10:30 today!
Wow! That's probably the most I'd slept in the entire convention.
Lucinda again knocking at my door for the Watase signature session.
I can honestly say Sunday was a very sleepy day. We got the signature,
and later got a picture with Watase as a group ^_^; That makes
two pictures with the woman.
She must have
thought we were stalking her too, poor woman. Afterwards we went
to a breakfast/lunch buffet at a local restraunt with a few people I didn't
know. David, Delan, and Lucinda seemed to know them, but I
wasn't really familiar with anyone but those three ^_^; After the
meal, they went off to an arcade while Lucinda and I headed back for the
hotel. That was the last I saw of them. We set up camp in the
hotel lobby, I worked my final hours for Steve Lin's booth, helping with
shutting down and all that jazz. While I was doing this, they were
doing THIS to Final Fantasy characters. Oh the horror o_o.
I eventually headed back down to the lobby to hang with Lucinda for her
last hour or so at the convention. We took last minute pictures,
and said our goodbyes.
This last day I didn't do much convention related, not compared to the
last two days. Everything seemed so short on this last day.
The bitch/comments session at the end though was a kicker. It seems
that EVERYONE had problems with the security from the hotel, to even the
hotel staff telling people that their room parties were inappropriate,
etc. I ran into Carmen, who I hadn't even seen since the day before the
convention. We migrated back to her and Jeremy's, talking about how
things were, watched some X-files and the news. ^_^ It was
a lazy night, and of course the final night for a crappy convention that
was made cool by the people at it. We left the next day for home.
The adventure complete. o_o;
After being to so many conventions, I began to wonder why I actually attended
these things. It's always so expensive to go, and usually spend more
of an effort and headache working out the details of how to get there,
and all the heartache of a clash of personalities or two. Then
I think of
cool people like Lucinda and Matt whom I met both at conventions ( Lucinda:
Akon 97, Matt: AX 97). I realize that they are why I go to conventions.
Perhaps to meet another person who is just as cool, and perhaps meet another
friend for life, as it were. I've never been to a convention for
the guests of honor, I'd be disappointed if I actually went
for one, and missed him/her. It's all about the people! If
someone went to a convention just to 'go to a convention', they'll probably
not have much fun. With having the commitments of Cosplay for AX
of this year, I honestly did more this Anime Expo then probably the other
two I had been to before, combined.
It's all a matter of finding a goal and sticking with it, and having
as much fun as possible. I'm glad for the people I've met... some
now are wonderful friends that I could never have gotten to know if
not for the convention environment. It's easier to meet people with
common interests this way, other than just sitting on the internet and
meeting people online whom you might not like much in a real environment.
Life's short! Have as much fun as possible! Remember that it's
all about the people you meet and the things you do in life that make it
interesting. Party on Wayne! Party on Garth! Damn the
man, save the empire! Eat your cereal with a fork, and do your homework
in the dark!
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