Anime Boston 2010: Day 1 in Tweets

Mama-mia! What a mash-up!

On Site:

Scott from The Anime Almanac

Jon I. from JANAiBlog

Scott Green from Ain’t it Cool News

Mike Ferreira from Anime Dream

ChrisBeveridge

Lauren Orsini from Con Chowdah

tristencitrine

DJ Ranma S from Anime Jam Session

OutOfTimeProd from Out Of Time Productions

Ed Chavez from Vertical Inc.

neumaverick

funimation

Reni Mimura from ReniReni.com

SentaiFilmworks

All Roads Lead to Boston

DJ Ranma S:

Just missed the damn train. Oh well, time to take care of my last minute Anime Boston stuff.

Lauren Orsini:

Waiting to board the plane. Sooooo excited to get to Anime Boston. @janaiblog’s photos aren’t helping either!

tristencitrine:

The dfw airport terminal isn’t fun at all. At least it was an efficient day and the weekend bodes well for good news.

Mike Ferreira:

Welp… it’s time for me to get some sleep. :) Have to be up at 5:30 to make my train. ‘night, everybody!

Scott:

Ok, getting ready to board my bus to Boston. Hopefully I can get some sleep to make my ride go faster. (-_-) zzz

DJ Ranma S:

On the bus to Boston. The outlet isn’t powered by me, so no netbook till I arrive. If ya need me, just DM me. :D

Mike Ferreira:

On the train, headed for #AnimeBoston. ETA – about 8:15-8:30

Mike Ferreira:

Yes, this train has free wifi… I heart MBTA. :)

Scott:

Caught an earlier bus to Boston. I’ll probably be at the hynes around 3.

DJ Ranma S:

Finally, The Ranma has COME BACK to #AnimeBoston… *theme song plays*

Scott:

In Boston. Unloading in the hotel room then heading to the con.

Lauren Orsini:

I’m in boston now. And I just received the best news of my life.

Lauren Orsini:

Also, my plane was delayed by air force one, of all things. Would’ve been bad if it had been any other reason.

tristencitrine:

Just landed! Hellooooooo Boston! I missed you!

Reni Mimura:

Reni is in Boston!!good night…(–)zzzz

Jon I.:

Just arrived in Boston. What did I miss?

Jon I.:

Got my press pass! I’m all set for tomorrow.

Scott Green:

Nice. Anime Boston press pass just says “Scott”. Looking forward to confusion possibilities

Scott:
One of the better press badges I’ve gotten at these cons.

Jon I.:

What’s awesome about #AnimeBoston is that there is a FOOD COURT nearby! Say hello to unhealthy eating all weekend long!

Jon I.:

And with that basket of cheese fries, I believe I’ve consumed about 4,000 calories today.

Jon I.:

MORE CALORIES! GO!

Jon I.:

During con weekends, there are two things I stop caring about: my money spending, and my calorie intake.

Mike Ferreira:

@Jon I. Agreed fully. I usually end up $500 poorer and 4 pounds heavier!

Jon I.:

Where everybody knows your name…

Jon I.:

Let the drinking commence!

Scott:

Because I’m being really strict about my diet, I think I’m going to make this a dry convention for me this weekend.

Scott:

Whenever I get drunk, I tend to eat the things I’m not supposed to be eating… (>_<)

tristencitrine:

@Scott me too! Especially sweets. Then again I’m a super lightweight.

On the Con Floor

Lauren Orsini:

Good morning Anime Boston! My roommates have rooms that open early, so I’m up too! Can’t wait to start exploring.

Lauren Orsini:

Stopped by the toy store- I mean MicroCenter- for some last minute supplies for Anime Boston. Cheapest I’ve ever seen a mic for.

Scott:

@Lauren Orsini Is it this model? http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9963/28recorder1dyl9.jpg

Lauren Orsini:

@Scott, imagine if I conducted interviews with that thing- I wonder what people would say!

Jon I.:

I already have a headache from all the loud fangirls at #AnimeBoston.

Jon I.:

Nice to see Section23 on the #AnimeBoston sponsors list.

Scott Green:

David Williams spotted (staffing Section23′s booth)

Scott Green:

About 20 people watching Cyborg 009 screening. Wonder if that’s more than saw it on Cartoon Network

Scott Green:

I love how there’s a woman who dressed up as the gun otaku from Those Who Hunt Elves every year

Jon I.:

Now waiting for “Who Wants To Be An Ani-Millionaire” to start. #AnimeBoston

OutOfTimeProd:

so they change the schedule here at #animeboston, that means everyone on twitter should take a drink.

OutOfTimeProd:

Of course, the opening ceremonies is starting late. drink to that

Scott:

@OutOfTimeProd Glad to see that Anime Boston hasn’t changed at all in the four years I’ve been absent. :-P

Jon I.:

Who Wants To Be An Ani-Millionaire panel is loads of fun! Well organized too. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:

Fill in the blank! #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:

Here’s a tougher question for you. #AnimeBoston #Trigun

Jon I.:

The other Higurashi! #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:

Now at Pictionary, where people can’t draw. This is supposed to be keychains. #AnimeBoston

Mike Ferreira:

I hope @Scott made it to opening ceremonies! Reni Reni just performed a song onstage.

Scott:

@Mike Ferreira I think I’ve seen her more than enough times. Hell, she probably sang the the song we wrote together. :-P

Mike Ferreira:

@Scott I wouldn’t doubt it :P Still, I’m giving a shout-out, since you were the only guy covering her for, well… forever. ~_^

Jon I.:

Way too many “It’s a jackal!” jokes here at Pictionary. #AnimeBoston

OutOfTimeProd:

When playing Anime Pictionary, the answer is always a jackal.

tristencitrine:

I’ll be tweeting from anime Boston and sharing pix and cool stuff! Please RT <3

tristencitrine:

As soon as I can get downstairs. Arrival was verrrrry late last night, but now I’m a lot sparklier!

Mike Ferreira:

Currently, on floor 2 of the Hynes uploading my second video log. :)

Mike Ferreira:

Once that’s done, it’s off to have some fun, goddammit! >:o or something. #AnimeBoston

Lauren Orsini:

Artists Alley is the size of a dealer’s room at most DC/VA cons. Anime Boston is enormous.

Lauren Orsini:

@Jon I., what are you doing for lunch? I want to meet you!

Jon I.:

@Lauren Orsini Not sure yet, probably grabbing a bite at the food court with a friend. I’ll let you know.

Jon I.:

@Lauren Orsini I’m heading to the food court now if you wanna meet up.

Lauren Orsini:

@Jon I. , I do but I don’t know where it is or what you look like

Jon I.:

If you’re on the lookout for me at #AnimeBoston today, I’m wearing the J-List black/yellow Haruhi shirt.

Lauren Orsini:

@Jon I. , well found the food court at least. I am wearing neon blue tights.

Jon I.:

@Lauren Orsini That’s ok. Some other time then. What panels you going to later?

Lauren Orsini:

@Jon I., mock combat next.

Jon I.:

Now waiting for the “Anime Openings and Closings” panel to start. #AnimeBoston

OutOfTimeProd:

getting ready to film the mock combat for cosplay panel at #animeboston. if any1 is there, look for me ill have the ny yankees clothes on.

DJ Ranma S:

Holy shit, no reg line! I r shocked! #AnimeBoston

Mike Ferreira:

Uploading the Main Events stuff for my #animeboston coverage

Scott Green:

Anime Boston: spotted First President of Japan, Project X and Short Cuts

Jon I.:

Oh jeez. The scheule changed and I ended up missing @alexleavitt’s panel. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:

Dear @AnimeBoston, you could have tweeted about all these schedule changes. Then I would have known!

Mike Ferreira:

And I’m off to an interview! Later again, Twitterers!

tristencitrine:

Here at @clarineharp s panel in Hynes 302 at animeboston so come check it out!

Lauren Orsini:

At the Anime Science panel. Turns out a lot of stuff in anime (flying people etc.) is impossible. #duh

neumaverick:

Walking of the booth for some lunch. My mom met @jessiepridemore. Not sure that was a good idea.

tristencitrine:

I now state for the record I owe Todd Haberkorn a plate of tacos.

Jon I.:

The guy running the moe panel later says it’s all about HOW MOE IS POISONING OUR MINDS. Oh I can not wait for this! #AnimeBoston

Scott Green:

Saw a guy wearing an awesome Edward Gorey meets Gegege no Kitaroh shirt

Lauren Orsini:

Sending photos of the best cosplay I’ve seen to my friends. Including Pimp Gendou and Classy Pedobear.

Scott:

And I’m at the convention! (^_^) Checking out the anime remakes panel.

Scott:

Nothing like a @DarylSurat panel to remind me just how much I hate old school anime. :-P

Jon I.:

@Scott I agree. This panel is not moe enough!

Jon I.:

Actually, some of the anime remakes at @DarylSurat’s panel look really worth checking out.

ChrisBeveridge:

has finally arrived at #animeboston. Who else is here?

Scott:

@ChrisBeveridge here! I’m sure I’ll run into you in person at some point.

Jon I.:

@ChrisBeveridge Me! =)

neumaverick:

Come by panel A for our sneek peak panel starting in 10 mins. #animeboston

Jon I.:

Now in the room for the moe hating panel. Me and @Scott are armed and ready. (not really)

DJ Ranma S:

Whoa, crapload of cosplayers, more than usual! #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:

Moe bashing panel is kinda crowded. Either lots of people hate moe or lots of moe fans wanna get TOLD. #AnimeBoston

tristencitrine:

Goin to the Funimation sneak peek. Panel at anime Boston. See ya there!

tristencitrine:

Come say hi if youre here at the con!

DJ Ranma S:

Flo is at #AnimeBoston! #Progressive #Flo

Scott:

Panel on the history of mo is way too dry and drawn out. If you’re gonna lecture, you gotta make it pop.

tristencitrine:

Watching this initial d clip reminds me why I should never drive while listening to super eurobeat. But its so much fun.

ChrisBeveridge:

@tristencitrine that clip got me juiced for the release.

Jon I.:

Moe panel was boring at first but picked up in the second half. Best of all I didn’t get pissed off. #AnimeBoston

Scott Green:

Wow. Anime Boston managed to pack a room for Capybaron’s scifi lit panel. Not bad

Scott Green:

I was definately wrong in my speculation that having PAX East prior week would lead to anemic Anime Boston attedence.

DJ Ranma S:

Sims is not a cosplay, it’s a cop out! #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:

Basically, it was an informative panel about the history of moe with a mild anti-moe bias.

Jon I.:
I recorded most of the moe panel btw but camera ran out of batteries about 3/4 through. Maybe @OutOfTimeProd will put it up for you guys.

Jon I.:
Now at @alexleavitt’s panel about Watanabe’s works after Cowboy Bebop. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
Glad I didn’t have to raise my hand when @Alex asked “Who hasn’t seen Cowboy Bebop?” #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
Keynote presentations look so much nicer than PowerPoint presentations.

DJ Ranma S:
FullMetal Luigi – nimeBoston

Scott:
Getting ready for the Avatar panel to see if this person just flat out steals one of my blog posts. :-P

Scott:
Man, every panel I’ve been to so far has been completely packed! (O_O)

Scott:
Well, the Avatar panel was really good until it turned into a bitch-fest about live action adaptation. (-_-)

Scott:
It went from a smart look at the Asian influence in the cartoon to “omg, they’re all white in the movie!!!1!”

Scott:
Panelist: “What should we do? Boycott the movie!!” I’m not kidding, it’s major fan raeg from the panelists. How lame. (-_-)

Scott:
@Zeether77 It’s a Hollywood film. God forbid they adapt it for the big screen. (-_-)

DJ Ranma S:
In The Groove 3 – nimeBoston

Scott:
Gawd, what a huge flamer!

Scott:
Overhead: “You know Misty from Pokémon? Well this was a MAN-sty!” (o_o)!!!

Scott:
I somehow imagine a bunch of punks just leaving a bar of soap on the window sill.

Jon I.:
@Scott Shit, better remove that soap I put on the windowsill!

The Dealer’s Room

Scott:

Okay, I gotta think of what anime girl figure I’m going to get from the Anime Boston merchant room this weekend.

Scott:

It’s tradition that I buy one and only one girl figure at every con I go to. Here are a few from past cons: http://www.twitpic.com/13ax7r

Scott:

I try to have it coincide with something at the convention, like when I got the Kannagi figure at the Otakon Bandai announced it.

Scott:

I think that if they have any Chu-Bra or Hanamaru Kindergarten figures, I might get that.

neumaverick:

Come by and check our wide anime selection. (@ Funimation Booth Anime Boston) http://4sq.com/aClJPu

neumaverick:

Btw I made a Foursquare spot for the FUNimation booth at Anime Boston. You and all your friends should check in. Maybe you can be the mayor.

Jon I.:

Now waiting for the Dealers Room to open. #AnimeBoston

Lauren Orsini:

Anime boston dealers room dwarfs even otakon’s. What alternate dimension is this?

Mike Ferreira:

Dealer’s Room Roundup – Hidamari Sketch S1, Sakura Taisen TV, Afro Samurai, School Rumble S1, and 2 Ah! My Goddess artbooks. #AB 2K10

Jon I.:

Found the moe store. Goodbye wallet. #AnimeBoston tp://twitpic.com/1cnmby

Jon I.:

#AnimeBoston attacked JON’S WALLET with MOE! It’s super effective! ($143.77 damage dealt!)

Jon I.:

Here’s what I bought. The Rise figure is rare and expensive. #Toradora #Persona4 tp://twitpic.com/1cnso5

ChrisBeveridge:

Hm. What #Anime toys should I buy my kids at #animeboston this year…

ChrisBeveridge:
got some nice Sgt Frog swag.

ChrisBeveridge:
Keroro goodness!

ChrisBeveridge:
has been told that he should really be happy with what he hears at the #funimation panel at #animeboston tomorrow night.

Video Game Orchestra

OutOfTimeProd:
Here’s to hoping that there will be room at tonight’s VGO concert *lifts drink in air* #animeboston

Jon I.:
Now waiting for the Video Game Orchestra concert to start! These guys were amazing last year. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
At the concert, I see #AnimeBoston is treating press guests as Otakon does. By shoving us off to the side where we have a terrible angle.

Jon I.:
#AnimeBoston does the best pre-shows ever. Just putting it out there.

Lauren Orsini:
Waiting for the videogame orchestra to start and they begin the trololo song.

Lauren Orsini:
It’s like anime boston put even more time preparing the pre-show than getting the vgo to come! This is great.

Jon I.:
Okay Video Game Orchestra, we get it, Mario Bros. is awesome. Now play music from another game please. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
VGO is now playing music by Nobuo Uematsu from… Blue Dragon?? Really? What about FINAL FANTASY? #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
If I hear “MARCO! POLO!” one more time I’m gonna start ripping my hair out of my already balding head. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
Chrono Trigger! That’s the stuff! #VGO #AnimeBoston

Lauren Orsini:
I got chills listening to VGO’s chrono cross and chrono trigger medleys. This must be how orchestra buffs feel.

Jon I.:
“Time’s Scar” from Chrono Cross is a masterpiece of a song and a staple of all video game concerts. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
I’m gonna watch B Gata H Kei. Because everyone else hates it.

Jon I.:
Castlevania ROCK MEDLEY blew large amounts of awesome through my brain. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
Metal Gear Solid fans salute the Video Game Orchestra while they play the MGS theme song. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
This girl is beautifully singing “Passion” from Kingdom Hearts II. #AnimeBoston

Jon I.:
THE MAN HIMSELF, NOBUO UEMATSU, IS ON STAGE RIGHT NOW. #AnimeBoston

Internet Woes

Jon I.:

Ugh. Hotel Internet sucks. You’d think with all the technology we have, hotels could get decent Internet.

Lauren Orsini:

No internet in the hotel rooms at anime boston! This bites

OutOfTimeProd:

Of course, the hotel that we are staying for Anime Boston has slow internet. The daily updates will be uploaded eventually tonight.

Jon I.:

The free Wi-Fi at the Hynes Convention Center is a godsend. Every con center should do this! #AnimeBoston

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