On site / Soon to be on site:
Erica Friedman from Okazu
Hisui from Reverse Thieves
Scott from The Anime Almanac
animenext from AnimeNEXT
DJ Ranma S from Anime Jam Session
Narutaki from Reverse Thieves
Vampt Vo from Ani-Gamers
Only one day to go until AnimeNEXT 2009
Remember to use the hash tag #anext if you are tweeting about AnimeNEXT this weekend
Note to my followers: I am planning on liveblogging Anime NEXT 2009. If you don’t want to hear about it, use http://twittersnooze.com/
Okay, by popular demand (curiosity?) we put a picture of the t-shirt in our pre-AnimeNEXT post: http://tinyurl.com/mego5h
@Scott You here yet?
@Kim no, my apartment is a just a 20 minute drive away, so I’m commuting to the con from home.
@Scott Ah, that makes sense.
12:22 DJ Ranma S:
Still loading big bertha.
02:15 Vampt Vo:
Final projects are killing me. I’ve been working on them nonstop all week, so I haven’t done *any* AnimeNEXT prep. :,-(
@Vampt Vo Flying by the seat of your pants is an Anime Con tradition. ;)
02:30 Erica Friedman:
@Hisui You are so much righter than you have a right to be about that. :-)
@Erica Friedman It is a joke that should only be a joke and not a harsh reality.
02:36 Erica Friedman:
@Hisui The reality of cons are much more harsh. Volunteers – you get what you pay for. :-)
02:59 Vampt Vo:
@Hisui But I’m a preparation person! I need to have at least *something* planned out before a con!
@Vampt Vo Are you running any panels or are you just being cool press dude #1?
@Hisui HEY! Everyone knows that I’m Cool Press Dude #1. ;-)
04:09 Erica Friedman:
Done. Okazu is set for the next two days, I’m ready for AnimeNEXT.
04:50 Vince A:
Packing for con
05:55 Vince A:
On my way
Weird New Jersey
Sitting in the hotel, getting ready for #anext. We made it in record time. Now we don’t know what to do.
@Kim it’s central jersey! There are a ton of things to do around here! (^_^) … (^^;) … (;^^) … (-_-) … [takes a nap]
@Scott Yeah, okay.
Tori, @kuramasan, and I are trying to figure out why we have a regular light and a giant red lamp in our bathroom
For what purpose does this mysterious red lamp serve?
@Kim It’s hotter than normal lights, so it’s meant to dry you off. Sort of like a hair dryer but for your whole body.
My dear friend, @kuramasan, believes New Jersey is the magical land of cows. Mock her, please.
02:57 DJ Ranma S:
Ahh Jersey, smell that air… *sniff, sniff, cough, hack, wheeze*
Dear large scary man next door: Please stop attempting to use the door adjoining our rooms. We do not want you in our room. Go away.
Delays and Cancellations
@kylehebert’s flight got canceled, so he can’t be at NEXT until tomorrow evening.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Greg Ayres will not be able to attend AnimeNEXT 2009
RT @animenext Due to unforeseen circumstances Greg Ayres will not be able to attend AnimeNEXT 2009 (I hope he’s okay!)
No Greg Ayers at @animenext this weekend. Well there goes that story. (-_-)
@Scott He might be sick or something. I’m just hoping he’s okay.
03:26 Kyle Hebert:
@DJ Ranma S I’m booked now to fly out tomorrow morning. Should be there in the early evening. ;)
All the nerds are starting to file into the Holiday Inn for @anext
07:13 Vince A:
Made it to con
05:05 DJ Ranma S:
WTF! There are people driving in here with minivans to unload and yet… THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THEM!!!
Early Pre-Reg Badge pick up is now open at the Garden State Exhibit Center
Off to go get my badge with my friends!
The line is very line-y. No one is doing anything interesting like last year. And some people are cosplaying. Why cosplay on a line
Just bumped into my first acquaintance already. That was fast. #anext
Here’s a picture of my badge. Sorry it’s blurry.
Early Pre-Reg Badge pick up at the Garden State Exhibit Center is now closed #anext
My friends and I are all sitting in the hotel watching Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series. Good times.
AnimeNEXT 2009 starts tomorrow Look for regular AnimeNEXT schedule updates from this Twitter account over the weekend