AnimeNEXT 2010 – Day 1 in Tweets

The Ponies in Stereo

On Site:


Scott
from The Anime Almanac

Greg

Narutaki
from Reverse Thieves

OutOfTimeProd
from Out Of Time Productions

animenext
from AnimeNEXT

Vince A

Vampt Vo
from Ani-Gamers

Kyle Hebert

Hisui
from Reverse Thieves

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Good Morning

animenext:
Good morning everyone! Today is the first day of AnimeNEXT! I’m so excited! I hope you are too :)

animenext:
Up and raring and ready to go for day one of AnimeNEXT. Are you ready?

OutOfTimeProd:
We are kicking off our summer convention season in NJ for animeNEXT? Anyone goin? Just us? Damnit…

Hisui:
Off to Anime Next soon enough! Hope to see everyone there.

Narutaki:
Leaving for AnimeNEXT!!

Scott:
Took the day off work to prep for the con. I’ll be showing up early in the afternoon.

Narutaki:
On the train to AnimeNEXT!

OutOfTimeProd:
The line for #anx2010

OutOfTimeProd:
the lobby at the convention center

animenext:
Registration is moving people through as fast as possible

Greg:
On my way to #anx2010

Greg:
Instead of using i287, I’ll be driving to rutgers and using easton ave!

animenext:
Video programming is up and running at AnimeNEXT, go check it out if you are looking for something to see early #anx2010

Narutaki:
On the way with @Vampto and @Hisui

Greg:
And I am here! #anx2010 http://twitgoo.com/145riq

Scott:
Making my way to the con. Stopping for some lunch first.

Greg:
Pleased with the new room layout.

Vampt Vo:
After getting a little turned around in Bound Brook, @Hisui, @Narutaki, and I have arrived at AnimeNEXT!

Narutaki:
Im here!

Scott:
All checked in! (^_^)

Scott:
“Anime Almaniac” Well, they almost got it right. (^^;)

Narutaki:
Got press badge smoothly. Checking out artist alley first and familiarizing myself with the con layout.

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The Con Floor

animenext:
How are things out there AnimeNEXT attendees?

Greg:
@animenext Groovy.

Greg:
Damn my phone camera sucks in dim places http://twitgoo.com/145s35

Greg:
Going to have to take photos is brighter rooms.

Scott:
There’s a girl sitting behind me that sounds exactly like @narutakiRT. It’s kind of freaking me out. (o_o)

Narutaki:
An artist alley table with only cats and catgirl art. I smell profit.

Scott:
@Narutaki (o_o)!!!!

Narutaki:
HOUSE FANART!

Greg:
Always impressed by #anx2010 variety in the dealer’s room. http://twitgoo.com/145xxi

Greg:
…but no touhou in sight…

Narutaki:
Decent crowd already. Lots of cosplay.

Narutaki:
I keep seeing a group dressed as funny lookin mice, what is that?

OutOfTimeProd:
sword fighting at the arena

Narutaki:
People carrying around ball-joint dolls really freak me out.

Scott:
Warning, if you are standing in the middle of a crowded hallway and not moving, I WILL push you aside and I WON’T say sorry for it. (-_-)

Scott:
The same applies for photo shoots. I hope you enjoy “big annoyed blogger” in the middle of your shots. ;-)

Greg:
“You don’t want to be glomped by a 400 lbs slave leah.”

Scott:
@Greg that sounds kinda hot…. (>_>)

Scott:
Now waiting to meet up with my father. He’s chaperoning my old anime club to the con.

Narutaki:
Hadnt seen the Playarts Zidane figure in person before, now I kinda want it.

Scott:
Dude, forget about AnimeNEXT, the cat expo is coming to town! >(^_^)<

Narutaki:
Guys talking about how they are going to split up the girls they are meeting later.

Scott:
Scott Pilgrim cosplay FTW! Check it out, @radiomaru!

Vince A:
I have been Shanghai’d to work in the Artist Alley

Vince A:
Would stylized clay cosplay figures sell?

Narutaki:
Waiting for Kenji Kamiyama autograph now, not much of a line but he is doing another session tomorrow that might be busier.

Vince A:
Argh! Stuck in the Artist Alley again.

Narutaki:
Someone keeps yelling for someone with my name its confusing me!

Scott:
So many lovely ladies… <3

Scott:
If I didn’t set a “No More Rei Figures” policy for myself, I would totally get this.

Scott:
So many plushies, yet not a Chi among them. :-(

Greg:
I just blew 100$ on doujinshi….I need to stop doing that…

OutOfTimeProd:
Starting to doze off, that’s what happens when you ae awake for twenty four hours

Scott:
Everyone seems to be so exhausted at the con today. Must be the late start and hot weather.

Scott:
Gah, this diet is making me one cranky con-goer today. (-_-)

Scott:
Turns out the Scott Pilgrim cosplayer that I tweeted earlier (and you all seemed to like) has a name. Peeps, say hi to @bookishbelle!

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The Panels

Kyle Hebert:
We will be streaming The Big Bald Broadcast live today from Anime Next at 1p eastern / 10am pacific. Tony Oliver, Little Kuriboh and more!

Greg:
There are two vocaloid panels today. Wut?

Greg:
First panel of the day…about random humour comedies…  http://twitgoo.com/145smd

Kyle Hebert:
Big Bald Broadcast is streaming NOW.

Scott:
Hanging out at @kylehebert’s Big Bald Broadcast. Check out the live stream. http://www.stickam.com/bigbaldbroadcast

Scott:
I am no longer the dude with the iPhone in the front row. I’m the dude with the iPad. :-P

Scott:
@kylehebert’s Big Bald Broadcast

Greg:
In a “inside the lives of congoing otaku” panel. Why isn’t everyone here?

Greg:
The congoer panel was very good. Insightful presentation on past, present and future anime conventions.

Vampt Vo:
Only TRUE HEROES will show up to “Fandom & Criticism: The Art of Active Viewing” at 3pm in Panel Room 6.

Greg:
Anigamers are running a panel on criticizing shows,manga, or video games.  http://twitgoo.com/1464j5

Scott:
It’s time for the active anime viewing panel @Vampt Vo, @uncleyo, and ink.

Greg:
“FAN-WANKING”

Kyle Hebert:
Had a great BBB panel. Thx to all who showed up and caught the stream. Also, wishing a happy bday to the Engineer, Marc Swint!

animenext:
The AnimeNEXT launch party starts in Main Events in a few minutes

Scott:
Checking out the opening ceremony. Let’s see what awkward sketch they will put together this year.

Greg:
The con chair opening the #anx2010 launch party. http://twitgoo.com/1468ic

OutOfTimeProd:
@Scott where you at g?

Scott:
@OutOfTimeProd front row. I’m the smooth pimp with the iPad.

Narutaki:
Active viewing panel with some of the @anigamers peeps was good, audience really participated! Good job guys!

Scott:
And this year’s awkward sketch is… wait for it… wait for it… The NEXT-y Awards!

Greg:
Stereopony takes the stage! http://twitgoo.com/146t6h

Scott:
RT @Greg Stereopony takes the stage!  http://twitgoo.com/146t6h

Vampt Vo:
The panel went pretty well as far as I could tell, though I’d love to hear any comments/criticism from anyone who attended.

OutOfTimeProd:
Storytime with @UncleYo

animenext:
Kamiyama-san is signing sutographs now in the Expo Center

Narutaki:
Waiting for Miyazaki panel but no panelists have shown up so I have my doubts about it happening.

Narutaki:
Oh they moved the room because it was so full. No indication, gee thanks.

Vampt Vo:
Waiting for this History of Mecha panel to start. There are strangers sitting in a dark room chattering to each other. Uh…OK.

Vampt Vo:
Alright, so the panel started… Sort of. People are yelling memes out right now. Oh, wait, now the lights are on. What’s going on?

Greg:
Kenji Kamiyama!!  http://twitgoo.com/1470bs

Scott:
Anime director Kenji Kamiyama.

Scott:
Kamiyama: “I’m not allowed to say anything official, but we MIGHT be working on the third season of Ghost in the Shell: SAC right now.”

Narutaki:
At Kenji Kameyama panel, mostly decent questions from the audience!

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Stereopony

animenext:
Are you going to the concert tonight at AnimeNEXT?

Narutaki:
Stereopony concert starts at 830 not 9 now.

Narutaki:
On the way to grab some grub them head to the Stereopony concert!

Vampt Vo:
Eating at RT (Ruby Tuesday) with the RTs (Reverse Thieves).

Greg:
Enjoying dinner at Ruby Tuesdays with @Narutaki @Hisui @Vampt Vo .

Scott:
In the press pit at the Stereopony show. It looks like they’re letting people in.

Scott:
I should be able to get some pretty decent shots from this angle.

Scott:
They certainly have the fog machine up and running at full blast.

Scott:
Grr… Looks like they’re gonna kick me out of the pit after the first three songs. Lame. (-_-)

Scott:
I’ll try to get some video during that time, but the audio might be screwed up.

Scott:
The crowd waits for the show to start in the fog.

Greg:
The view of stereopony from back here is better than the photo suggests.  http://twitgoo.com/147bxy

Scott:
Well, that was a very unpleasant experience dealing with the @animenext security. Great work, guys. (-_-)

Scott:
And here they are, Stereopony!

Scott:
Lead singer Aimi.

Scott:
Another shot of Aimi.

Scott:
The audio on the video I took is awful, so that’s all I’ll have from Stereopony tonight. Still totally pissed at the security. (-_-)

Narutaki:
As usual people under 5’3″ get stepped on at concerts.

Greg:
Stereopony closed off their concert with their bleach song!

animenext:
The Stereopony concert is over. We love you!

Narutaki:
Stereopony rocked it!

Narutaki:
Got a pretty good wack from my camera while jumping at the concert. Fail.

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