Otakon 2009 – Day 2 in Tweets

Reni Makes Her Big Con Debut

On Site:


Jon I.
from JANAiBlog

Scott
from The Anime Almanac

Edward Sizemore
from Comics Worth Reading

animevice
from Anime Vice

OutOfTimeProd
from Out Of Time Productions

Greg

Kim

Alex
from alexleavitt.com

Peter Tatara
from New York Anime Fest

VIZ
from VIZ Media

Narutaki
from Reverse Thieves

funimation

Toshifumi Yoshida

Patz
from The Gaming Dungeon

Hisui
from Reverse Thieves

Frederik L. Schodt
from Homepage

Vampt Vo
from Ani-Gamers

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Prepping for the Day

Hisui:
I just woke up. Day 2 begins.

Edward Sizemore:
@Hisui JUST WOKE UP?! I don’t like you anymore.

Alex:
Coffee shop for last minute panel scrambling and Internet. #Otakon

Scott:
Awake, getting ready for breakfast then heading over for @alexleavitt’s Eva panel

Scott:
Hightlights for today: @funimation panel, Eva movie screening, @Frederik L. Schodt panel, Kanon concert, and Reni’s show. (^_^)

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott I already called dibs on @Frederik L. Schodt panel so no other press allowed, esp not

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott grumpy press that picks fights w/fangirls ;-)

Greg:
Ready for another day of #otakon.

Jon I.:
Rise and shine! Now enjoying free breakfast. #otakon

Jon I.:
Crunchy pancakes are not fun to eat.

Kim:
Morning tweet peeps. Hope you’re doing well, since I haven’t paid for the internet again.

Scott:
what better way to be spending your Saturday morning than waiting on a huge ass line?

Edward Sizemore:
They actually let badge holders in a little early. So sitting here waiting for Lost in Translation panel

OutOfTimeProd:
Otakon Day 2 started off with an alarm that woke only me up and nobody else in the room, then accidentally stepping on Andrew…oh Otakon

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Alex’s Panel

Scott:
It’s @Alex setting up for his Eva panel.

Scott:
Alex explains Eva

Alex:
Just finished my Eva panel, we had a full house even at 9am, thanks for coming everyone! #Otakon

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FUNimation!

VIZ:
We’re checking out the @funimation panel today!

Jon I.:
The @funimation Industry Panel is starting soon in Panel 5! Let’s hope they have exciting announcements! #otakon

Scott:
Adam preps for @funimation panel.

Greg:
@funimation is presenting their popular panel. http://twitgoo.com/1j1p0

Jon I.:
The excitement begins! otakon

Scott:
Adam at FUNimation Panel

VIZ:
@funimation: go Adam!

Scott:
Shodojo.com – don’t want to launch a buggy site, so they won’t open beta until everything’s okay.

OutOfTimeProd:
FUNimation has just announced Big Windup Part 1 and Part 2 will have spines that will join together to create one image#otakon

Scott:
Big Windup – “You know, a story about a pitcher and a catcher. ;-)”

Scott:
I’m so looking forward to the original Dragonball.

Scott:
Live action film Daytime Drinking from Korea announced.

OutOfTimeProd:
Correction: FUNimation has just announced Daytime Drinking Live Action movie available in 2010 #otakon

OutOfTimeProd:
FUNimation has just announced that they have acquired Eden of the East #otakon

Narutaki:
Funi licensed casshern sins anime and eden of the east!

Patz:
Oh wow they have eden of the east too. didn’t expect that one

animevice:
DOUBLE EPIC WIN for FUNi! <3<3<3<3<3

OutOfTimeProd:
FUNimation has just announced Eden of the East available in 2010 #otakon

VIZ:
@funimation just announced one of lex’s personal favorites: Casshern Sins! And they announced the #OnePiece speedup. Onepiece.viz.com!!

Scott:
Dragonball Z Dragon Box announced.

Jon I.:
DBZ Dragon Box announced! #otakon

Scott:
It’s a boxset that’s over 9000.

Scott:
Box set imported from japan, for the ultimate DBZ fan.

Scott:
Well @bandaient might have had Yamamoto guest their panel, but @funimation has Goku and Chi Chi.

OutOfTimeProd:
Alright, so the announcements from FUNimation are done. Trying to beat kabitzin495 didnt work cause he was closer to the stage than me.

funimation:
So yeah! Are we excited or what? Casshern Sins, Eden of the East and the Dragon Box!

Jon I.:
THANK YOU @funimation for licensing Eden of the East! #otakon

Greg:
@funimation you guys rock!

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Eva FAIL!!!!

funimation:
Next up at Otakon: Another shot to see EVANGELION 1.0! It’s at 12:30 pm in Video Room 1. Don’t be the only one who doesn’t see it!

Jon I.:
Took me about 45 minutes to find Video 1. Now watching Evangelion 1.0. #otakon

Jon I.:
Evangelion 1.0 screening is having major technical difficulties. This is really lame. #otakon

Jon I.:
They just interrupted the movie to fix whatever was wrong. #otakon

Scott:
Major tech problems at the Eva movie. They stopped the show to fix it.

Jon I.:
People are really having fun with this. LASER POINTER BATTLE!

Jon I.:
Doesn’t look like they’re fixing this anytime soon. But I have nothing else to do so I might as well stay here. #otakon #evangelion1.0

Jon I.:
Now it’s turned into a game of “point out the sexual innuendos”. #otakon #evangelion1.0

Jon I.:
This is why cons should TEST THEIR EQUIPMENT to make sure stuff like this doesn’t happen! #otakon

Jon I.:
Patience wearing thin. Now leaving Eva 1.0. Epic fail. #otakon #evangelion1.0

Scott:
It looks like they’re gonna cancel the Eva screening. :-( oh well.

Scott:
By the way, @funimation, you still owe me an NYC screening of the Eva movie since the otakon screening crapped out. :-(

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Busy, Busy, Busy

Scott:
Question: Where’s Scott right now? Answer: EVERYWHERE!!!!

Scott:
It looks like I’m going to have miss @fschodt’s panel as well. :-( I’ve just been waaaaay too busy this weekend.

Scott:
Dear vendors selling Chi’s Sweet Home plushies, I’ve got money to give you. Please let me know where I can find you.

Scott:
Dear girls cosplaying in outfits that show your massive cleavage, THANK YOU! Love, Scott

Scott:
Interviewed @bandaient on Kannagi release. Might be my feature next week if I don’t make a Highlights post.

Scott:
Just so you know, the answer is No in this area.

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Kanon Concert

VIZ:
Alright all you goth lolis! Get ready for the #Kanon concert at 4 today!

Greg:
Line for kanon wakeshima is much larger than yesterday’s mell. #otakon

Scott:
At the Kanon concert. No photos, no videos. But I will have “offical” photos to post after the show.

VIZ:
We just got seated for the #Kanon concert! Hurry! It’s filling up fast people! Main Events Hall. See you there!

Greg:
At kanon wakeshima concert. Opening act is a local band which isn’t too bad. Vocals kind of suck though. #otakon

Scott:
I liked the opening act. It was a local band that does j-rock style.

Scott:
The lead was sang just like one of those glam j-rock dudes, but it turns out he was actually a girl! (o_o)

Greg:
@Scott that was either a really boyish girl or a very girly boy…pretty ambigous I thought.

Scott:
Wow, Kanon is fantastc. (o_o)

Scott:
Cute singing, cute gothic Lolita outfit, and very talented chello player.

Greg:
Kanon wakeshima is a pretty cool dude, sings plays chello and isn’t afraid of anything. #otakon

Greg:
On a serious note, kanon wakeshima’s style is refreshingly unique. #otakon

VIZ:
Omg! #kanon was amazing! Her voice was lovely and powerful and her cello was wonderful! We’ll report back soon!

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Masquerade and Reni

Edward Sizemore:
Back in Baltimore for day 2 of Otakon. Still debating the Masquerade. Really wish it wasn’t in the Arena.

Edward Sizemore:
I can’t believe the lack of love for Masquerade.

Edward Sizemore:
I love the bad acting, the bad writing, the obscure jokes… Cosplay contest feels like quinessental fan love.

Edward Sizemore:
I fell in love with the cosplay contest the first time I saw it. Maybe part of it is my love for bad movies 50′s sci-fi films.

Patz:
At the Ota-cafe. Dude is singing Live and Learn from Sonic XD

Scott:
Reni’s got her own merchandise booth!

Scott:
So much to choose from!!!

Scott:
Reni will be OPENING the masquerade tonight with one song, so if you’re going, please give her some love on stage.

OutOfTimeProd:
At the arena for the masquerade…actually we’re taping the line to the arena and putting up on the aftershow. watch update and win stuff!

Jon I.:
Gonna check out the masquerade. #otakon

Scott:
Reni working the line to the masquerade.

Edward Sizemore:
Why is the Mariner Arena inspecting? That’s ridiculous.

Edward Sizemore:
Got here just as opening goes on stage. Have one of the musical guest open.

Scott:
Reni at Masquerade

Edward Sizemore:
She spoke in annoying hi voice, but signs in a rich mid register. I was caught off guard.

Edward Sizemore:
She dresses as a rabbit girl but signing a smoky torch song. The disconnect is wild.

Scott:
@Edward Sizemore it doesn’t quite match her moé personality. I’ll have to tell her manager about that.

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott I say drop the moe and go with torch song instead

Scott:
@Edward Sizemore that was her act in Japan. I like her moé act, but that song doesn’t fit it.

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott I’m still voting torch song.

Edward Sizemore:
Where is press seating for the masquerade? I’m among the good people of the earth.

Edward Sizemore:
Masq skits are truly pop culture pureed in a blended. Awesome.

Edward Sizemore:
Leaving Masq early, cause I’m old, tired, & need sleep. Saw about 2/3 of skits.

Scott:
Chilling at the Ota-cafe with @Patz waiting for Reni-chan. (^_^)

Patz:
What are the effin odds that I would hear a second person singing Live and Learn today?

Scott:
Reni – Neco

Alex:
@Scott Tell Reni to abandon the Akiba act and take up piano bars. Her 4th song was great.

Scott:
@Alex yeah, but bar lounges don’t get you a crowd of fanboys and fangirls waiting after the show to take pictures with you.

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