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Aug. 29th, 2008 | 08:18 pm

*rawr*

(photo by 4ll4n0)


Friday:
- with illintent, met up with maiji, orangisque and aphelion_orion (first time!) at union station. Ate poutine because I needed it.
- went to pick up the exhibitors passes. security guard had to stamp our hands, but made the necessary pause to stop a couple with their baby who was about to pass through...to play with the baby! Also told us that the ink in the stamp was permanent and that we may experience hallucinations as a result. (lol!)
- set up the table, including the banner display. Must still work on the second part of the display for next year.
- new from us this year is a chibi/sd Lucian Fallen print and my (yeah, I drew something) chibi/sd of "ninjin loves you yeah" from macross frontier
- beside us were Raechel (who was beside us last year wooo~!) and Steph with her amazing fantasy/photo realistic artwork. Helped Rae who was mostly solo and chat quite a bit with Steph
- eye was bugging me so I went around with one contact lense for a few hours, which is really messed up for me because I'm considered legally blind.
- awesome sunhawk got me two life-like squirrel plush! I've never seen anything like it :D Thanks again!!
- Jason/Nodion (whom I did a run to get his pass from Henry) posed awesomely for us:

- cat ears are fun...just ask my models:

- we even got to pop a pair on illintent...much to his dismay. (Photo by maiji)

- 4ll4n0 made his stop over to our table. Sorry, no new issue this year, but we gave all who stopped by and inquired about the new issue a new mini poster as out way of saying thanks and sorry.
- also bumped into Mike N from the AnimeRoundtable Podcast and wandered the alley a bit with him and illintent...
- ...and first time illintent and I were able to wander the con together since going as exhibitors
- sales were slow but there's still Saturday...

Saturday:
- sales picked up!
- ended up buying cat paws from axe because it looks too fun not to. turned out to be really entertaining for me and the people around me.
- met lroy finally! so happy to see her, especially since I missed picking up one of her comics at AN!
- went to union station with illintent and grabbed a juice from jugo juice for lunch because it was called "powerzone". On our way there, many people were on their way to the ball game. illintent pointed out that apparently one guy, who was walking with his friend, was checking me out and lost his train of thought. (lol wut?!)
- kuroi_shi looked fantastic in her yuuko costume. took her months to make:

- bought artwork from Steph and Harvey Chan
- got to chat with mauig, re_love, fpelayo, strayfish, kinnonyee, AXE (of course), AK comics, jaybie, plastik wrap peoples, Mike from AnimeLondon (in his first con appearance since surgery!)
- picked up a poster tube they were giving away at the Blockbuster booth
- made a bunch of last minute sales
- had our (now 4th) annual dinner after the con at sei sushi:


Thankfully, I was within my range with the reservaton numbers, considering the last minute drop outs and add ons, but still, huge, kudos to the folks at Sei Sushi!
People attended: Heekun, illintent, maiji, aphelion_orion, jerry + bro, schierke + D, Henry, kuroi_shi + friend + Nathan I., Mike K., Allison, Kingsley, Yoshiko, Christina, Nathan F. and...me. :3


Sunday:
- chatted it up with Rich from www.jack-and-pookie.com, Jim and Alison from www.dooomcat.com.
- illintent actually did a commission for someone. He wanted an SD/chibi of his character and wanted all of us to do one. I opted out because either my SDs look like scribbly weirdness or I need my Illustrator.
Here (the reference and illintent's result):

- chat with Sid, Saki(!), Dina (briefly) before I assisted schierke with:

- while I was taking photos of schierke, some guy (with his friend) wanted a photo with her then totally started hitting on her. XD Then it was like a sitcom where the guy gets schierke to intro me to them and then his friend to us. When asked what brought us to the con, I replied "I'm in the artist alley selling comics with my fiance." Continued to chat with the friend, who was a con newb dragged here by the friend. (also chat with kuroi_shi, nathan & their friend as they were going home) I had to interrupt this session as I had to go back to the table: it was an hour before closing.
- for dinner we celebrated a belated happy orangisque day and had Korean BBQ! To the O_o of those around me, I continued to pack it away while everyone else had already stopped. (granted I did a lot of the bbq'ing) I totally smelled like char inside and out afterwards.


In terms of sales made it into the black so yay! The table has been booked for next year for another weekend of funz!

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teh_kei

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from: teh_kei
date: Aug. 30th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
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Love the cat paws, saw them on facebook. You are as cute as ever risu XD, hope sales went well.

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Risu

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from: skwerly
date: Aug. 30th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
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^^;
Thanks! cat ears + paws makes everyone cute! ...except illintent looks like he's transforming into some sort of beast when he wore those ears...

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wild-eyed girl from freecloud

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from: sunhawk
date: Aug. 30th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
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Yay in the black and black cat paws!! XD
Glad you liked the squirrel and chipmunk ^_^

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Risu

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from: skwerly
date: Aug. 30th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
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I love 'em! The chipmunk was like a squirrel + chipmunk = squimunk! They're amazing! I like to flick their tails!
Also, don't mind me...I'm just stroking your art pieces...

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wild-eyed girl from freecloud

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from: sunhawk
date: Aug. 30th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
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It's true, he's a pretty big and bushy-tailed chipmunk LOL

LOL stroking I welcome, trying to pop the scales like bubblewrap - not so much!

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Risu

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from: skwerly
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
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O_o;;;
Are you serious?! Some people were actually trying to pop the scales?!?!

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wild-eyed girl from freecloud

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from: sunhawk
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
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From my angle, that's pretty much what it looked like! They'd pick it up, look at it and then use their thumbs to press very firmly on the scales, like they were testing something @_@ On Saturday was when there was a bunch of people doing this, to the point that I moved the book closer to me to try to discourage that kind of rough treatment. It's art, FFS!

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Risu

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from: skwerly
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
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That's just really demented. I mean really really demented.

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RE-LOVE

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from: re_love
date: Aug. 30th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
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Those paws... When you were talking to me, I couldn't stop staring.

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Risu

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from: skwerly
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
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LOL!
*pawpawpawpaw*

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Rinoa

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from: schierke
date: Aug. 30th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
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i did the one eye thing many a time in the past, strangely.. i start to adapt after about 15mins.

we also need to mention a chowhound slam is in order for (restaurant i shall not name) we went to on fri night

the sat jp restaurant was cute but the BATHROOM WITH ANOTHER DOOR WILL FOREVER HAUNT US.

the kor bbq was aight, there a way better/cleaner/prettier one along yonge/college that we went to a few years back, 2006 i think. though that would be too much of a walk.

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Risu

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from: skwerly
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
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lol...you gonna chow slam it? it might already be slammed so to re-slam might be redundant. that resto is on my do-not-want list

yes...that other door in the washroom was unsettling. (plz dun open! plz dun open!)

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Rinoa

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from: schierke
date: Sep. 2nd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
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if it's slammed again I'll join in

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Kinnon Elias Yee

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from: kinnonyee
date: Aug. 30th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
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lol. Glad you had fun. Sid was totally out of it, wasn't he? See you at the BBQ!

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Risu

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from: skwerly
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
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Sid was busy as ever. He seems to attract busy. XD
Yes! See you at the BBQ!

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Louisa

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from: om_nom_berries
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
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Man, you ended up eating everything I wanted to eat last weekend but couldn't (sushi and Korean BBQ woot!). My group ended up going up to Hernandos on Saturday because the restaurants around there decided to be dumb this year and not take reservations at all (East Side Mario's took our reservation last year, but wouldn't this year. what's up with that?)

Thankfully I had no problems with my contacts last weekend, but boy do I ever know what that's like.

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Risu

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from: skwerly
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
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(whoa...check out the mulletude!)

I remember eating at East Side Mario's many years ago after a con day. The service was extremely slow and the food prep slower.

How's Hernandos? I've passed by there tons of time, but I've never gone in.

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NEE-CHAN!!!!

from: anonymous
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
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ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<3<3<3

I hope it really went well and you made lots and lots of moneys. Give my love to neko illintent-kun! Ok enough randomness <3

kt!

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Risu

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from: skwerly
date: Aug. 31st, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
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will do~! <3

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