AnimeNEXT 2009 – Day 1 in Tweets

On site today:


Scott
from The Anime Almanac

Kim

Jon I.
from JANAiBlog

animenext
from AnimeNEXT

Hisui
from Reverse Thieves

Narutaki
from Reverse Thieves

OutOfTimeProd
from Out Of Time Productions

Greg

Erica Friedman
from Okazu

funimation

DJ Ranma S
from Anime Jam Session

Toshifumi Yoshida

Kyle Hebert

Vince A

Carl
from Ogiue Maniax

Getting There

Jon I.:
Getting ready to head off to AnimeNEXT

Vince A:
imeNext video control. Impressive… Ain’t it?

Scott:
Well, I’m awake. Maybe I should get myself ready for this whole @animenext thing.

Erica Friedman:
And now I am functionally AFK for @animenext for the next two days. (Hear that @MariKurisato?) Away From keyboard – not dead. :-)

Erica Friedman:
Drop by Con Row at AnimeNEXT Friday or Saturday to visit with us at Yuricon & ALC Publishing. Yuri Panel 6/13 at 6PM!

Erica Friedman:
Con Row at AnimeNEXT is past registration and around the corner, in front of the back door to the Expo Center, where the shuttle bus stops.

OutOfTimeProd:
Currently stuck in traffic on our way to AnimeNEXT and listening to Disney music, what a way to start the rainy weekend

Narutaki:
At work, leaving for AnimeNEXT around 1230.

Hisui:
@Narutaki At work. Not leaving until 7PM. ;_;

Scott:
I’ll probably be arriving at the con around 11-ish. No panels to go to until 12.

Kyle Hebert:
Got a first class bump, which definitely makes up for yesterday. Fingers crossed I will make it in time to still do the podcast panel. .

OutOfTimeProd:
Almost at AnimeNEXT, but we are now into the good Disney music.

Greg:
Arriving at animenext!

Greg:
Something tells me there will be a lot of walking.

Kim:
Finally up, and beginning my process to “become” Trucy. Next stop, AnimeNEXT!

Jon I.:
Just arrived at AnimeNEXT!

Scott:
Checked in. Getting myself organized before I start scoping out the con.

Scott:
Damn, it’s so hot and humid today… Hair = frizzy, sweat = profuse. (^^;)

Narutaki:
Off to meet @sdshamshel and @kransomwastaken to catch the train to AnimeNEXT!

My Badge Says What?!?

animenext:
AnimeNEXT registration opens in 10 minutes

animenext:
AnimeNEXT registration is now open

OutOfTimeProd:
just got to AnimeNEXT, and pick up my press badge. So that means one thing, INTERVIEWS!

Scott:
One thing I’ve got to give @animenext credit for, they’ve got the best press badges.

Jon I.:
Apparently I wasted money by buying a badge because Ernie got me a press badge.

Jon I.:
Ernie’s name is now Emie.

Scott:
Press passes are really misspelled, so says Car of Ugiue Maniax and @Narutaki of Reverse Thives.

Hisui:
@Scott Foolish Ugiue Maniax. They hired KARR, the evil KITT from Knight Rider. KARR is only going to give evil convention reports.

Panels

animenext:
Panels and workshops have begun

Kim:
Wound up at the super mario panel, as there really going on yet. And I’ve already been photographed 5 times– The power of Trucy.

Scott:
Super Mario Bros Super Trivia!

Scott:
Everybody, do the Mario!!!

Kim:
Wandered into the manga library, killing time until the dealers room opens.

Scott:
Retired college professor teaches @animenext con goers how to bid on animation cells off of Japanese auction sites.

Scott:
Animation cells in his collection.

Greg:
Collection panel: holy moly http://twitgoo.com/rfhf

Scott:
Checking out the dude’s collection.

Scott:
It’s @funimation’s Adam Sheehan.

Scott:
This room is too small for @funimation’s popularly.

funimation:
@Scott Uh oh. Hope it doesn’t become an issue for the fire marshall.

Scott:
Fans ask Sheehan about Funi’s online video service, but he had nothing new to say.

Scott:
The dub for Romeo x Juliet sounds fantastic.

Greg:
This is the first time I want to watch an anime dubbed thanks to funimation’s sneak peak of romeo x juliet.

Kim:
Now at the anime stand-up panel. Plz be funny.

Jon I.:
Watching a really bad comedian while sitting in a really comfy chair.

Kim:
The guy honestly began with an air france joke. Wow.

Kim:
This guy seems really nervous. And he doesn’t have any “stage” presence. And he’s kind of not funny at all.

Kim:
My biggest peeve is he spends forever setting up his “skits” and it doesn’t need setting up. And he stops when he gets a new thought.

Jon I.:
Can’t stand this comedian. Going to watch To Heart.

Kim:
Ok we had to get out of there. Wandering now.

Narutaki:
At anime through the generations. Kinda just people telling stories, but entertaining.

Narutaki:
At the anime pirate panel. Talking about a few other shows but showing one piece clips mostly.

Narutaki:
Okay way too little pirateness going on.

Narutaki:
Anime princess panel going good.

Narutaki:
Checking out japanese crime fiction panel. Tech probs starting out.

Artist Alley

animenext:
The Art Show and Artist Alley is opening now

Jon I.:
Holy crap the Artist Alley here is actually good!

Scott:
Checking out the wares at the artist ally.

Narutaki:
Bought a kanda button at artist alley. Will probably commission her for a reverse thieves drawing.

Greg:
The art show has a lot of talented people showing their work.

Dealers Room

animenext:
The AnimeNEXT Dealers Room is now open

Jon I.:
Time for Dealer’s Room!

Scott:
Time to check out the dealers room.

Kim:
Dealers room!!! Oh, and I just saw an old friend running around in a sailor fuku. Its a guy.

OutOfTimeProd:
is in the dealers room right now doing a basic walk through, plus also everyone’s favorite swords’ salesman is here

Kim:
What is it with anime fans and cat ears? Sorry @Scott, I just don’t get it.

Scott:
Oh yeah, @funimation’s in the house!

Scott:
… and so is @TheAnimeNetwork

Jon I.:
FUNimation is giving away free toilet paper.

Kim:
I got my @FUNimation toilet paper, do you?

OutOfTimeProd:
dealers room walk through is goin well, very roomy and everyone’s favorite swordsmen is wearing rabbit ears

Jon I.:
Just spent $90 in the Dealers Room.

DJ Ranma S:
Ran into Sailor Moon Abridged crew… I approve. :D

Scott:
Body pillow cases… for those cold and lonely nights. ;-)

Greg:
@animealmanac. Not ronery enough

Scott:
Media Blasters proudly claims this land to be Yaoi Land.

DJ Ranma S:
Beatmani cosplay spotted.

Scott:
It’s @DJ Ranma S working his booth. He’s too busy to tweet, he tells me.

DJ Ranma S:
Honey-sempai!

Cosplay

Scott:
The King of the Cosmos

Scott:
Who you gonna call?

Kim:
Why did I not know my male sailor scout friend is famous on the internet? Am I the only one who didn’t know?

Kim:
Awesome Lelouch cosplay–so well done!

Scott:
Because two are ALWAYS better than one!

Kim:
Princess Tutu. And she could stand on her tip-toes and everything.

Kim:
At the doubletree pub laughing at the fact Lupin and Roxas are drinking it up at the bar. They look normal there.

Kim:
Omg, now Lupin and Roxas are playing pool.

DJ Ranma S:
There are a lot of Yokos here waiting to see Kamina AKA @kylehebert! :D #animenext

Scott Meets New People

Kim:
All right, heading back tot he con where there is no freaking wireless for me to check tweets. Talk to you all later!

Kim:
Also, @Scott, if you see me, stop me and say hi!!!

Scott:
@Kim I’m on the lookout for a Trucy. ;-)

Kim:
Yay, I finally met @animealmanc!!

Scott:
Oh ho! It’s @Kim in a very nice Gyakuten Saiban cosplay.

Kim:
@Scott Very nice. Thank you :) It was really nice to meet you in person.

Toshifumi Yoshida:
is sitting in the Main Events room at AnimeNext waiting for the Opening Ceremonies to start…

Scott:
“Hi. I’m @Toshifumi Yoshida and I drink.”

Toshifumi Yoshida:
@Scott Quote me properly! “Hi there. My name is Toshi, I produce anime…Squirrel! Hi there, my name is Toshi, I like to drink…”

Toshifumi Yoshida:
is in the “Office” for a few minutes before heading off to his first panel.

Toshifumi Yoshida:
has held “office hours” a bit too long perhaps… ^_^;

Scott:
Met with @Toshifumi Yoshida at that bar, of all places. It would have been nice if at least one of us was sober. (^^;)

Toshifumi Yoshida:
@Scott You have not seen me drunk. Not by a long shot. ^_^

Scott:
Uh oh, I just saw @Erica Friedman walk by with a cute little school girl… (o_o)

Scott:
One of the Marimite schoolgirls, no less. (o_o)

Erica Friedman:
@Scott In all honesty – she’s 19. But she is cute. :-)

Uncle Yo

Jon I.:
Waiting for Uncle Yo to start. He’s clearly superior to that “other guy”.

Kim:
We wound up at the Uncle Yo thing. He’s already lightyears better.

Greg:
Uncle yo. Being hilarious as usual. http://twitgoo.com/s3ki

Kim:
This guy is amazing. He knows what he’s talking about. And the references work so well.

Scott:
It’s Uncle Yo. Once I get the new iPhone, these pics will look so much better.

Kim:
“By your powers combined, I am Al Gore!”

Kim:
Everything this guy is saying is so true. God this is great. Go Uncle Yo!

Kim:
We all decided that Uncle Yo reminds us of Neil Patrick Harris. This is so great.

Jon I.:
Uncle Yo is back with new material… but he’s still doing the Naruto skit. Ugh.

Kim:
God I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

Kim:
Holy shit, Uncle Yo just named all the Naruto characters in about a minute in song. OMG amazing.

Kim:
“Donald Duck and Sephiroth walk into a bar… And slaughter Hannah Montana!”

Kim:
Omg I want to throw puppies at Sephiroth now!

Jon I.:
Uncle Yo bashed Twilight and got a THUNDEROUS applause!!!

Kim:
Nothing made the crowd happier and louder than a potshot at Twilight.

Kim:
He’s now singing about First Person Shooters to Carmeldansen. Amazing. We all want to get a DVD if he has one.

Kim:
On the way back to the hotel to look for stuff on Uncle Yo.

FAKE?

animenext:
FAKE? Concert is starting now in AnimeNEXT Main Programming and Yu Gi Oh Abridged is in video programming

Scott:
Now standing in the front of the big FAKE? concert. This is gonna be fun.

Scott:
And the mosh pit assembles.

Greg:
So I am pretty close to the stage before the fake? concert. http://twitgoo.com/s4cy

Scott:
And Fake? takes the stage.

Scott:
This guy is cooler than you’ll ever be.

Scott:
And the crowd gets into it.

Scott:
Overheard from the front row: “Was this worth this worth the trip?” “Oh hell yeah!” Some folks are really into them.

Kim:
@Scott Damn you’re close.

Scott:
@Kim it’s like he’s spitting on me

Scott:
If you got your glowsticks, be sure to use ‘em.

Greg:
Fake? Was very good. Went tenporarily deaf after the concert ;]

Late-Night Entertainment

Kim:
Back to the con for the yaoi panel. Bet @Scott doesn’t have someone covering that, though.

Kim:
For the record, I’m not a crazed yaoi fangirl, but my friends are and seeing as I somewhat like it, I got dragged along.

Scott:
@Kim yeah, sure you aren’t some crazy yaoi fangirl. :-P

Greg:
Staying around for 18+ panels. Naughty fan art. http://twitgoo.com/s4t3

Kim:
Finally let in. There is a lot of estrogen in this room, even for me.

Kim:
Wow girls are scary about their anime. And Gravitation is so overrated. And they’re missing good old yaoi

animenext:
The Guests Uncensored Panel is starting now in Panel 1

Kim:
These are a very excitable people, these fangirls.

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