Otakon 2009 – Day 0 in Tweets

The Gang’s All Here! (^_^)

On Site:


Scott
from The Anime Almanac

Edward Sizemore
from Comics Worth Reading

Jon I.
from JANAiBlog

Kim

DJ Ranma S
from Anime Jam Session

Vampt Vo
from Ani-Gamers

Peter Tatara
from New York Anime Fest

Patz
from The Gaming Dungeon

Greg

Narutaki
from Reverse Thieves

Hisui
from Reverse Thieves

Toshifumi Yoshida

Carl
from Ogiue Maniax

Frederik L. Schod

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Photos – Have You Seen Me?

Scott:
Peeps going to Otakon, this is what I currently look like. No beard and long messy hair.

Scott:
Feel free to say Hi to me if you see me! (^_^) I should be pretty much twittering the whole time were I am at the moment.

Patz:
@Scott That’s long hair? That is me after a haircut >_>

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott Did you have a beard?

Scott:
For reference, this is what I looked like with a beard. no longer have it, too much hassle.

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott I must disagree. I have a full beard and it’s low maintainence. Having to shave everyday was a literal and metaphorical pain.

Scott:
@Edward Sizemore Not having to shave is fine, it’s the upkeep and making sure it’s all even that was the hassle.

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott I must expound to you the joy of the Nelcro Beard Trimmer. I does it all for you. You just have to clean up after it.

Vampt Vo:
@Scott But really, just look for that guy with the iPhone. That’s how I do it at least.

Patz:
Everyone at Otakon here is my Pic. Feel free to say Hi if you see me!

Scott:
And yes, once again, sorry to break the illusion of being a blue hair catgirl when in real life, I’m just an average dorky white dude. :-P

Scott:
@Patz Hey! I think I saw you at the last convention, you look so familiar! (O_O)

Edward Sizemore:
@Patz I see like a hundred who look just like you at every con I go to. You’re going to have to wear a flowered hat to stand out.

Patz:
@Scott Yeah unlike what that new movie was saying there are actually alot of us Primes running around these days.

Patz:
@Edward Sizemore Now if I was wearing the Lucky Star Uniform Shirt do you think I would stand out?

Edward Sizemore:
@Patz Yes, and I would applaud your fashion sense.

Patz:
@Edward Sizemore Now maybe if I added a Sombrero and A cape. Now then I would be styling.

Edward Sizemore:
@Patz That’d get ya a standing ovation. Maybe some “Huzzahs” too.

Vampt Vo:
For anybody interested in finding me at Otakon, I look like this most of the time: http://vsquared.ms11.net/golgomask.jpg

Vampt Vo:
The rest of the time, I pretty much look exactly like my avatar, because it’s *gasp* a picture of me!

Patz:
@Vampt Vo *GASP* Just like mine ;-)

Hisui:
@Vampt Vo I oddly enough do not look like my avatar but have the same range of facial expressions as the actual Hisui.

Narutaki:
I will refrain from posting a picture. I will be wearing a white shirt that says Team L on it though tomorrow!

Edward Sizemore:
@Narutaki That’s okay I’ll wait til you’re munching on cheesecake and then everybody will see the real you.

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Travel Time!

Patz:
Alrighty got the Camera from my Brother. I am now fully prepared for Otakon. Just need to finish this damn Homework >_<

Toshifumi Yoshida:
and family just got up. It’s 9pm locally. Our sleep schedule is so frakkin’ messed up…

Kim:
@Scott Hi. BTW, is there a hashtag for otakon?

Scott:
@Kim I’m not sure. I don’t do hashtags.

Narutaki:
AWAKE!

Hisui:
I am packing. I am pretty sure most people recommend that you do this BEFORE now.

Kim:
Sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to #Otakon!

Kim:
My parents apparently think its a waste of gas to drive there.

Narutaki:
@Edward Sizemore Its so nice to be able to drive to cons!

Edward Sizemore:
@Narutaki I agree as long as it’s a day trip to get there. I’m not a fan of multi-day drives. I’ve done it, want to stay rare.

Jon I.:
Rise and shine! Now getting ready to leave for Otakon.

Greg:
All ready for Otakon. Picking up pre-reg later today. #otakon

Kim:
Plane’s pulling up. And ppl haven’t flown southwest in a while, apparently. Like 10 ppl stood in line for an hour. Still won’t board 1st.

Scott:
My east coast otaku, have the supplies been gathered? The horses been fed? The carriages been drawn? The ship mast been cast?

Scott:
Good, then let us set forth on our annual pilgrimage to the holy land of Baltimore for the celebration of Otakon!

Hisui:
Getting read for Otakon. Trying not to forget anything major.

Narutaki:
EEEEEEEEEEEE OTAKON!

Patz:
@Narutaki EEEEEEEE IT’S OTAKON!

Hisui:
@Patz WRYYYYYYYYYY! It’s Otakon!

Scott:
About to head out the door. I’m gonna miss my kitties while I’m away. (T_T)

Hisui:
@Scott I’m like Golgo 13, never miss anyone!

Narutaki:
@Scott See you soon!

Jon I.:
OTAKON HERE I COME!

Toshifumi Yoshida:
is up early to get into con mode. Very little sleep, but I gotta fix my sleep schedule…

Peter Tatara:
We’re packed and ready for Otakon. On our way to Penn Station now.

Edward Sizemore:
@NYAF Save me some chopsticks I’ll swing by your booth tomorrow. Just got press pass confirm. Thanks.

Peter Tatara:
Hello, NYC traffic.

Kim:
Wow, its really easy to spot otakon-bound ppl in the Baltimore airport. I think they’re allergic to blending in.

Kim:
Omg, they put 4 diff flights on the same belt. No other belts being used.

Kim:
And also, bags take forever to get off the plane.

Kim:
Finally got my stuff. Now waiting for shuttle. Pretty sure I spotted another potential con-goer.

Kim:
Leaving the airport now. I don’t think the rest of my party is up yet.

Kim:
Ack, I think those all went through at once. Didn’t mean to. Stupid lack of service.

Kim:
Otakon-bound peeps got on the shuttle with me. I could tell if I were blind. Def allergic to fitting in.

Kim:
Wow, traffic into Baltimore is much nicer on Thurs before Otakon then Fri.

Kim:
At the hotel. Its really nice. Really orange.

Carl:
Waiting for the subway to the bus to Otakon

Kim:
Now that I’m here… I need to wait for everyone else to get here… Anyone else at the Baltimore Hilton for #Otakon?

Scott:
In NYC to meet up with a group of bloggers and catching the Megabus to Baltimore.

DJ Ranma S:
@Scott Love to join you, but I’m on my way to Philly to meet up for a ride.

Peter Tatara:
Amtrak. No air conditioning. Something. Something. Angry comment.

Narutaki:
On the bus! Otakon here we come!

Scott:
On the bus with @Hisui @Narutaki @Vampt Vo and @sdshamshel. It’s a quiet bus except for our group yukking it up… (^^;)

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott Poor non-Otakon passengers. They have my pity.

Carl:
hold down b to charge the megabus

Scott:
On the bus to Otakon

Kim:
@Scott are you being obnxiously otaku-y?

Scott:
@Kim I’m not, I’m being a good boy. I can’t say the same about the others. ;-)

Kim:
@Scott lol, good job

Scott:
Woot! Free wifi on the bus!

DJ Ranma S:
@Scott I’d kill for an AC outlet. :3

Edward Sizemore:
Leaving the office now for Otakon. Once on the road no tweets for me. Talk to everyone when I hit Baltimore in about t hrs.

Edward Sizemore:
Hope I can find parking.

Vampt Vo:
The #Otakon adventure begins! Sitting on a bus with @Hisui @Narutaki @Scott @Carl and more. We have cookies.

Frederik L. Schodt:
Getting ready for Otakon , in Baltimore: http://bit.ly/PhcHv

Scott:
Yup, the group is talking about hentai and we’re getting glares. I have officially become way too inappropriate for public transportation.

Scott:
@Toshifumi Yoshida Will you be setting up office hours this weekend in Baltimore? ;-)

Toshifumi Yoshida:
@Scott No, I’m helping out Otakon by doing some interpreting for panels so no office hours exactly…

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I’m There!

DJ Ranma S:
Finally… The Ranma has COME BACK to Otakon!

Peter Tatara:
I’m in Baltimore, but my boxes aren’t.

Jon I.:
The hotel room next to mine is full of Twilight fans. I can hear them. SOMEONE SAVE ME NOW.

Narutaki:
Off megabus waiting for city bus. One step closer to Otakon!

Vampt Vo:
We’re in Baltimore at last, and melting under the sun. Ugh.

Scott:
The crew is at Baltimore, waiting for the bus to the hotels.

Edward Sizemore:
In Baltimore, now to hunt for parking.

Edward Sizemore:
I see cosplay.

Edward Sizemore:
Found parking across for BCC. Amen

DJ Ranma S:
Parking spots across from Tremont Park Hotel! #otakon

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Checking In

Edward Sizemore:
Press registration was a breeze. Now to go get business cards I left in car.

Kim:
On line. Just got inside. Never seen so many sun umbrellas before, though I’m more partial to the sun tent. Gotta love nerds. #Otakon

Scott:
All checked in! (^_^)

Scott:
I’m staying at the Hampton Inn. Ladies, DM me for my room number. ;-)

DJ Ranma S:
@Scott Sorry dude, they’re gonna be in my room. ;)

Patz:
at the line for otakon is much longer than i expected

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott You’re optimism is legendary.

Scott:
oh lawd, look at that line!

Scott:
Press badge get! Dokoro-chan looked the cutest out of the selection.

Kim:
@Scott I got the Nabari no Ou one.

Jon I.:
Just got my press pass! Lucky Star FTW!

Kim:
oh, and btw, we cut the line at #otakon. My apologies to the people we cut.

Kim:
@Scott Where’s the Hampton Inn in relation to the Baltimore Hilton?

Scott:
@Kim it’s three blocks north of the inner harbor.

Greg:
Stopped by at rest stop. Should arrive to pick up badges soon. #otakon

Peter Tatara:
Booth set up is complete. Almost.

Scott:
Dealers room, quiet and empty as they’re setting up.

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Damn, it’s hot!

Narutaki:
Good lord 93 degrees in Baltimore today!?

Kim:
Every otaku has had their sun quota for the day. #Otakon

Scott:
it’s really freaking hot here right now. I really wish I brought lighter clothes.

Scott:
Impressions of Otakon so far: 1) It is hot as hell in Baltimore right now. (–;)

Kim:
@Scott dear god yes.

Scott:
2) Press ops is doing much better this year. Got in and out of there pretty quickly.

Scott:
and 3) There are A LOT of closed off sidewalks around the city, including the main one in front of the BCC. (o_o)

Jon I.:
Baltimore is hot as hell. Feel sorry for the people waiting in the huge line. #otakon

Edward Sizemore:
It’s a tad warm in Baltimore tonight. So a big out of shape guy like is one sweaty mess. Ah, car A/C so good.

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Dinner Time!

Edward Sizemore:
I know I’m early, but I get lost easily. So trying to find Cheesecake Factory. I’m across form the tall ship.

Jon I.:
Otakon Thursday tradition: Edo Sushi at the inner harbor. #otakon

Vampt Vo:
Waiting to get dinner with @Hisui @Narutaki @Edward Sizemore @Patz @Scott @Carl @ClarissaG and some others.

Scott:
Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Can you guess who’s who? ;-)

Scott:
Long Island Ice Tea – the reason why Scott is acting happy tonight.

Jon I.:
@Scott Yeah Long Island Iced Tea!

DJ Ranma S:
Time for foodstuffs nao.

Edward Sizemore:
Great dinner with some of the press group. All wonderful people. Best start to any Otakon.

Edward Sizemore:
Amazing no one rocket punched me. So I still don’t know what that is.

Scott:
Back at the hotel room after dinner with the crew. Unpacking and getting myself prepared for tomorrow.

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