Katsu 2017 Experience

Katsu 2017…
This was the…oddest con experience I’ve ever had.  As far as just milling about & being an attendee, pretty good; friendshipping, stellar…& a f’ing whirlwind of feelz (along w/ having to go full #TeamBlackMom the entire time); panels (besides the ‘con sponsored one), went really well; staffing, f’ing nightmare, but not for anything obvious & just at the con.  So, let’s break it down (& not make this as long as I usually do [failed miserably as usual ~.~])…
+Pre-con (Wed)+
Suffered the whole day from sleep deprivation; had to basically skip work cause I couldn’t function; still didn’t get that much sleep since everyone & their Mom wanted to contact me that day.  Incidentally, I’ve never dealt w/ so much pre-con drama before in my entire con life.  Also, drove down to NJ to pick up a friend in NJ.
+Thursday+
Rendezvoused with said friend (after spending the previous night at a friend’s house [btw, thanks for being such a gracious host); headed down to MD/National Harbor on what can be described as the best roadtrip I’ve ever been on w/ all the dankness & racist jokes ^.^  When we made it there, we took the best selfie evar & pretty much spent the rest of the day relax–lies, started the Katsu staff work grind ~.~  Also, couldn’t really sleep that night ’cause I didn’t have a bed…which was pretty much the whole weekend…lovely x.x
+Friday+
This is the day where, for the first time ever tbh, I was beyond emotionally spent.  Besides it also being yet another day where my phone was blowing up as well as my acid reflux being at its worse (if you’ve never had acid reflux or don’t know what it’s like; imagine your esophagus feeling like it was literally on fire; it’s d*mn near impossible to concentrate & can easily put anyone in a terrible mood), I was really on edge b/c this was the day that for the umpteenth time I, to put it quite simply, was held back as my “baby” of what I usually handle w/ this con was kidnapped from me & I was expected to just stand there & let it happen b/c “I need the help/you aren’t always here”.  I’ll get into that a little more later, but this day I was literally 2 seconds away from jumping ship to the other dept. I moonlight in.  Needless to say, even tho I mellowed tf out, I’m still seething about this type of sh*t.  Just waiting for the convo that will happen as far as strategizing for next year.
+Panels+
Besides the con sponsored one for a How-to panel for Katsu, all my panels did really well.  I had fun w/ all of them, the audience was super engaged, & it was just an overall good experience.  I would say my panel Sunday, State of the Anime Community: Past, Present, & Future, generated a great discussion & I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Honestly, wished I left it at 90 minutes.
+Cosplay+
Sucks I wasn’t able to get my Sola-Ui top in time & that I missed the Saturday Type Moon shoot (trying not to be bitter but I am; of course it was due to staff related things ~.~), but otherwise had great experiences.  I loved wearing Mondo, loved wearing Jonathan Joestar even more (real talk: love running into JoJo cosplayers, esp. when I’m also wearing JoJo stuff), Birdramon was fun (but unfortunate the tulle practically functioned as a duster DX), wore Tokiomi for all of 10 minutes (& of course I forgot his beard that I made at home X/), Sakura was actually hella fun (esp. since I had a Shinji to harass me ^.^;).  All was good honestly.  Just wished that, given the circumstances, I brought Li Shuwen vs. Tokiomi since I would have had no problem wearing that for long periods of time.
+Friendship (Ruins Lives)+
So, lots of drama things happening here & there.  Lots of being #TeamMom in overdrive.  Just lots of being further groomed into a ‘vault of secrets’ w/ the amount of things I’ve been told over this short period of time (& what I know in general).  Quite frankly, getting wrapped up in other ppl.’s drama, which also generally answers the ques. “How do you even deal w/ xxx?”, is what was literally keeping me distracted from how annoyed I was w/ my present predicament in the division I staff that was building up all year.  That’s how you deal w/ certain levels of friendship drama: use it to ignore your own problems >_>  Lastly, my roommates were awesome, just the rooming situation was unfortunate.  Honestly, if I can, gonna try to book my own room for next year since I know enough ppl going.
+Staffing+
So, basically, a little bit after Katsu 2016, I pretty much became the main one working on a particular set of tasks.  Fast forward till after I had a promotion to 2nd highest level in my division, a couple other promotions for other members, & basically post a particular process my division handles, now all of suddenly the other 2 higher ups can’t keep their hands off the stuff I usually work on, causing unnecessary confusion (like, who responded to what, etc.) & just work-hogging to a massive degree, one moreso than the other.  So, basically, every problem I had goes back to this: I was the only one working on it, I had my sh*t together, pretty much kept everyone in the loop, aaannnnddd now I’m basically being pushed to the side & almost relegated to grunt work.  Like, besides what I usually handle, I’m not doing all that much, so it literally puts me in a position where I have a title that means nothing & I’m practically not allowed to work on anything (or I have to fight them off when I do start working on anything if I want to have any hope of seeing it through to the end).  This is totes a convo that’s gonna happen, b/c I’ve been at the point of ‘either leave me be to handle this or I’m out’ for a while now, it’s just a matter of how chill/not chill I’m gonna be during that convo, ’cause when you’re already at a point that you’re willing to leave, no reason to be extra on top of that >_>
+Sunday+
So, had someone (that’s below me on the staff totem pole, mind you) basically decide that after the con is the perfect time to give me sh*t for a particular joke I was making all weekend (that of course everyone found funny except this loser), which was hilarious b/c they basically told on their self in the process.  ‘Course dummy didn’t think they did anything wrong, pretty much lied about a complaint that only they know about, & was super unprofessional the whole time & practically solidified their self as being the psychotic drama queen of the division, but, hey, I guess it was totally worth the non-zing you made on me, right? …right?!
Like, as I said earlier, it’s been an interesting experience this year that was a whirlwind of feelz, rage, good times, & severe lack of eating (w/ semi severe amounts of drinking)…can’t wait for next year…probably ^.^;
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Panels for Ichibancon & Mag GET~!

I know it’s been forever since I last posted & I’m super behind w/ updating everything in general (probably won’t get to it until after MAGfest tbh), but I’ve been super active, I swear ^.^;

Anyway, first Ichibancon panels:

  • Have You Seen This Anime? Reminisce & Recommend ~ Thursday, 10p-midnight, Events 4
  • Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It They Still Have All Your $$$ ~ Thursday, midnight – 1am, Events 4
  • How -to Guide for Debating Fandom (with %90 Less Butthurt!) ~ Friday, 1a – 2a, Events 3
  • Bleach : Shunpou Edition ~ Saturday, 1p – 2p, Events 3
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime ~ Saturday, 9p – 11p, Events 5
  • ALL THE VOCALOIDS ~ Sunday, noon – 1p, Events 6

MAGfest panel (ikr? totes surprised I got a panel too >_>):

  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs) ~ Thursday, 8:30p, Panels 2

Cosplay wise, Ichibancon:

For MAGfest:

Other possible cosplays for Mag…

  • Dio from Virtue’s Last Reward
  • Regal from Tales of Symphonia
  • Something Fire Emblem related

All of these unsure ones are for photoshoots that I may/may not be able to attend, I’ll have to double check.  Also, if I did any of the possible ones, would add some testosterone to the current sea of estrogen ^.^;

Anyway, hopefully I catch you at either of these cons.  Otherwise, hope everyone had an awesome Xmas & even better New Year ~^.^~

No Ohayocon for 2017

​So, only got 1 panel accepted for Ohayocon (despite having 4 the previous year which all did fairly well), so not going. No real heartbreak, esp. since that means I can prep more for Mag, less $$$ to spend, & don’t have to worry about a long drive.
Honestly, this super works out for me b/c I was about to drop it anyway for the same reasons, so yaaaay to convenience 😅

AUSA 2016 Line Up Change

Some small changes to my AUSA line up:


Swapping out Dark Sakura for a secret Type Moon cosplay for the shoot (hint: they wear a skirt >.>;) & doing Amakusa’s 2nd form over his 3rd form since it’s way easier.
Other than that, everything else is a go ^.^

Sangawa Project Panels GET~!

​Non-stop panel train! This time panels for Sangawa Project ^.^

  • Sengoku Era Figures & Their Media Portrayals
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition
  • Yurei, Yokai, &  School Girls

Thank kami these are panels I’ve already done, so I don’t have to worry about killing myself getting these together….t least more than what I already have ^.^ (#.#)

Nekocon Panels GET~!

So, got these panels accepted for Nekocon this year:

Yurei, Yokai, & School Girls – Sat., Panel 4, 1:30-3:30pm

This panel will take a look at Japanese myth & lore shown in various anime as well as list the various types of yurei, yokai, & oni that tend to pop up.


Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition – Sat., Panel 4, 10pm-Midnight
Covering some less than stellar games/series that you should still give a chance despite their many flaws with a particular focus on several JRPG games/series. Audience participation is encouraged!

Have You Seen This Anime? Reminisce & Recommend – Sun., Panel 3, 1:30-3pm
“Have you seen this anime?” A question many of us have probably asked other anime fans at one point or another, & here’s my panel with the same premise in mind recounting some of my favorite anime from days of yore & recommending some along the way.


I’ll post my line up later since there’s too many cosplay things going on right now. See you at Neko (& make sure to stop by the Anime USA booth) ^.^

AUSA 2016 Update

So, first off, yet another panel joins the fray~!

  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition – Thursday, 8p – 9p in Panel 1

This in addition to the 4 other panels I have:

  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime – Friday, 5pm – 7pm in Pop Up 3
  • I’m At Your Service: Servants of the Fate Universe – Saturday, 12pm – 1pm in Panel 5
  • But What Is “Evil”? Morality & Ethics in the Fate Universe – Saturday, 7pm – 8pm in Panel 3
  • Guropoid: Recounting Grotesque & WTF?! Vocaloid Videos – Saturday, 11:30pm – 1am in Panel 4

Also, cosplay line-up:

 

In addition to all the Type Moon stuff going on, will be hosting a shoot which you can find the event page for here.

Got a lot of stuff I need to do, both cosplay & panel wise, & will be super busy every day of the week right up till the con.  Yaaaaayyyy (x.x)

AUSA 2016 Photoshoots & Such

So, in commemoration of the 2 Fate panels I had accepted, & b/c the Type Moon fandom is pretty rad, I’ll be hosting a shoot.

You can find the event page here & I’ll be posting things there as I get updates.
Secondly, there apparently will be an official shoot for JoJo…which I have to attend XD I’ll be cosplaying Joeseph Joe☆, Pt. 2 version, & I hope to have the Hamon mask done by then. Only thing is that it’s an hour before mine. So, after about 30 minutes I’m going to dip out, quickly change in one of the restrooms, then head to mine.

…Yaaaayy cosplay (@.@)

Motto AUSA 2016 Panels

​Excite~! Got 2 more panels accepted for AUSA, bringing the grand total to 4. Now I have…

  • I’m At Your Service: Servants of the Fate Universe – Saturday, 12pm – 1pm in Panel 5

  • But What Is “Evil”? Morality & Ethics in the Fate Universe – Saturday, 7pm – 8pm in Panel 3.

  • Guropoid: Recounting Grotesque & WTF?! Vocaloid Videos – Saturday, 11:30pm – 1am in Panel 4.

  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime – Friday, 5pm – 7pm in Pop Up 3

So, 2 Fate/Trash, 1 Vocal-trash, & 1 where I denounce everything you & I like as being trash…good times :3 Incidentally, definitely going to have to do a Fate shoot now ^.^

As soon as I find out the times for everything, I will begin scheduling the shoot. I’m planning on using the same person I had for Ota for this Type Moon shoot since they were such a bro & are going to be there as well.