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Hey everyone. : )

I'm back home after an exhausting weekend at FanimeCon in San Jose, in Northern California. I drove from LA on Thursday, met a million amazing people, and drove back immediately after the convention was over yesterday. I've got a few photos to share and a few updates too. : )

The drive up was really pretty, but pretty long at the same time. It's always odd to see how empty California is in places, after being so used to living in the suburbs of Los Angeles. I live right up against some mountains, so to see a flat horizon was a bit odd, and I had to take a picture. The rest stop behind me was actually kind of disgusting. : D

plains


So this was what my table in the Artists Alley looked like. This was taken before the doors opened on the last day, so the posters had all sold out, and I'm kicking myself for not taking the picture sooner. We got a lot of compliments on the print display, and it's funny because my dad and I built it after midnight the night before I drove up. If art school has taught me anything, it's to make last-minute projects happen, and to make sure not everyone notices they were thrown together. Hahaha.

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Everyone I met was really friendly, as usual. I saw a lot of the people I met last year, but was sad to hear that a few weren't able to make it to this year's convention. There were some crazy cosplay outfits, as expected, and I couldn't not run out and ask to take a picture with a set of flaming Mario Bros characters. I heard that they were all actually completely straight, and that they were just there for laughs, to perform a routine in the masquerade. I was behind the table the whole time though, so I missed out on all of the activities that were going on elsewhere.

mario


Two very friendly people dressed as Pon and Zi, and that was more than a little bit amazing. I had to take a picture with them before they wandered off. Thanks guys!

dressed up


The end of the last day was really, really depressing. My brother and I got assigned a table next to Kaiami, and I'm going to make sure we're next to each other again next year, because I always worry I'll be put next to someone who's smelly or mean (or both!). Hahaha. Everyone go visit her page because she's not only really talented, but really nice as well. <3

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So the next convention I'll be going to is Anime Expo, here in LA. I've never dressed up before, but Pokemon was apparently a big deal at FanimeCon, so I think I might go as a member of Team Rocket for one day at AX, just to vent my inner dork. Hahaha. Anybody know where I can get some pokeballs that clip onto a belt? Or do you have a suggestion for what pokemon I should carry arround? I only know some of the ones from the first set, so I'm going to keep it oldschool.

OTHER UPDATES

T-SHIRT PREORDER DELAY.
The printing company that printed the Tshirts I made available for presale dropped the ball, and they still haven't arrived, even though they were guaranteed to be here by the 23rd. I'm really sorry for the wait, but it's completely out of my hands, and the best I can do is offer refunds if you've ordered a shirt and are unwilling to wait a day or two more. All of the mailing envelopes are addressed and ready to  go as soon as the shirts get here, so I'll have them out the same day they get delivered to my door, and you'll all be updated with tracking numbers via email from PayPal. Also, since I know it sucks to wait and wait and wait, I'll be sending a free random pin set or keychain with each late shirt order. So either hold tight just a bit more or send me an email titled "PREORDER REFUND" to azuzephre@me.com with your order number and full name. I'm very sorry for wait, but I've made phonecalls and sent angry emails to the printers, and they say they should arrive any time.

UPCOMING CONVENTIONS.
Anime Expo is the next on my list, and I mighttt be going to AWAcon in Georgia and Comic Con in New York as well. If any of you are planning on going to any of those, let me know and we can meet up for coffee or something, yeah? : )
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EeVeELyN Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
:la: im going to comic con! and i didnt know you drew those adorable comics! i've seen them all over the place but never knew who drew them! >w<
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MyLadySilence Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Looks like it was fun! :D
By the way, happy birthday. :party:
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ashleeyyy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
This is really late, but noooooooo i bought a print from you there but i FRIGGIN FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOU D8
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Writer
Awesome! Sounds like you had fun!

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!
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lavisonlystaker Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student
wow i never saw you! i was there the whole weekend! when i when to your both the guy had no idea who was pon and who was zi despite the fact the there was a huge button in front of him that said my name is zi and had pic of zi on it!
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ph1shf00d Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Haha! I remember seeing your display from waaay across the hall. I only realized who the booth belonged to later, haha. Glad you had a great time at Fanime!
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This is a bit off subject but that Kaito cosplay looks awesome! :D
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yeaboikat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah my goddess!
i loved the mario bros at the con!
they were so cool!
mario like mi amiga's suspenders...
she was misty...
:)
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Xanderr Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Writer
If you ever go to a convention in Illinois I will totally come check you out.
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LeGnome Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Got the shirt at the beginning of July- absolutely love it! I cannot wait to see if you do more! I got many compliments on it- thanks a bunch! :hug:
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