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Anime Expo
Topic Owner: SailorVenus
Topic: Dates: June 29 - July 2, 2007
Location: Long Beach, California

Guests of Honor: Updates coming soon.

Attendees: Lbeth, SailorVenus, SailorJupiter, Ferret, Sailorpsychosis, AquaReflections, SailorCirrus, Firebornx

If you would like to be added to the attendees list, let someone know :)!
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okay, i'm considering meg MIA at this point. i've emailed her several times now and there's been no reply. i've missed out on sales waiting on this. just today, edmonton-phoenix flights went up by $90. i'm looking at around $500 total for airfare. that's what i was originally planning, mind you. i was really hoping for something better. oh well, less spending money. -_- or no spending money. we'll see. -_- you guys are lucky paying what you are. >:P

i'm going to go ahead and start booking my own stuff because i don't want to wait any longer. right now it's slightly cheaper for me to fly out to phoenix afterwards than it is to buy round trip tickets between edmonton and LA. how crazy is that? i missed out on an insanely good special (alaska airlines, i think it was). about $250 round trip. -_- now it's all expensive again.

so yeah, no more "coordination" on my part. i'm booking what i want, and we can do whatever we can in that timeframe (btw, thanks lbeth, i'm glad you posted your info... gives me a good frame of reference to book my stuff). if we can't do disneyland, so be it. :( hopefully we can though.

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okay, i just bought everything. i'm so impulsive!! >D here's my full itinerary for your viewing pleasure:

united 8453, thursday, june 28th
- YEG depart 7:50am
- LAX arrive 10:13am

delta 7744, monday, july 2nd
- LAX depart 6:00pm
- PHX arrive 7:25pm

united 1450, thursday, july 5th
- PHX depart 11:19am
- DEN arrive 2:03pm

united 6547, thursday, july 5th
- DEN depart 5:55pm
- YEG arrive 8:35pm
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yay for impulsiveness!

this is gonna be sooooo fun *_*!

my july is getting full. this trip, my 10 year high school reunion, and maybe going to a music festival. *_* this might turn out to be a really excellent summer. *_*
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Okay, I just bought mine too :D!!! I was thinking about recomitting to the phoenix thing, but I remembered what a tight budget I'm on. So, I bought my tickets, and the flights I caught are the last two available, so the times aren't ideal. But I'll be there, with effing bells on.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007
US AIRWAYS 516
Depart: 8:16pm
evening Omaha, NE
Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA)
Arrive: 8:57pm
evening Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX)

US AIRWAYS 38
Depart: 9:51pm
evening Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX)
Arrive: 11:12pm
evening Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles International (LAX)

Monday, July 2, 2007
US AIRWAYS 596
Depart: 4:15pm
afternoon Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles International (LAX)
Arrive: 5:33pm
evening Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX)

Depart: 6:06pm
evening Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX)
Arrive: 10:40pm
evening Omaha, NE
Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA)
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So yeah, flight is booked and you people better be awake and ready when I get there at around 1:00am >_>;;.
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For   lbeth 

I cannot fail, it's plain to see
I'm having fun and making money
I know this summers gonna be the best
if I don't die from lack of rest...

(36-24-36, Violent Femmes)
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Hammy, did you buy your tickets?
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Not yettttt. I'm still waiting on work. Will buy by this weekend.
hurry up hammy. you don't want the prices to go up and prevent you from attending, do you? ;_;

if you don't go, we'll all be a lot more relaxed and sleep better. you don't want that, do you?

i thought you liked us anxious and fearful. especially of you.
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I'm currently sort of up in the air about whether im going or not. With my roommate losing his job, i have to worry about whether or not ill have to be covering his half of the bills and rent, though i seriously hope it doesn't come down to that. Prices are still pretty reasonable ($320 range) so i should be ok for a little longer.

Just wondering, after splitting the cost of the room, registering for the con, and spending money, how much do you think grand total this trip will run me? i know i know, i sound cheap, but when you dont know wtf your roommate is doing, or if you'll have a gas/electric shut off notice when you get back, you HAVE to be cheapish.
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One at a time people!
ONE AT A TIME!
hotel is $750 total. that's including estimated taxes and stuff. (there were some cents too, but let's never get that nitpicky, okay?)

so for 5 people it would come to $150 per person.

(for 4 it will be $187-188 per person.)

registration is... i don't know how much. $55 something like that?

so there's a little more than $200 already. you'll want at least $100 for food, because food is expensive.

that's $300+ for the basics. i'd say you'll want to spend probably $200 more on random crap because it's a vacation. XD

but if you have $400 over the cost of airfare, and good control of your impulse spending, you could do this.

(that's how i'm justifying this trip when it's so close to when i want to move...)
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Same here >_>;;. I've already purchased airline tickets ($262 -_-), my shuttle from LAX to Long Beach ($16), and my registration ($40, I got in when it was cheap). That's $318 already.

I'm putting aside $200 for the hotel. Then there's the food, which I'm putting $100 away for (I don't eat that much >D), and about $200 for the dealer's room. Not that I have alot of anime stuff I want to buy, but the option is there. I'm also keeping in mind that I might spend anywhere from $100-$150 on extra stuff, like gas for driving elsewhere/taxi fare, alcohol, and maybe tickets to other events.

So, I'm needing another $650 :D. Of course, this is just me overplanning, and I don't expect to spend all of that, but I want to be prepared.

I think last time we went, I spent around $800 total, and that included $250 for a plane ticket, half the gas prices from San Jose to Long Beach and back, registration, food, and around $200 for hotel. So it can be done for fairly cheap.
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United Airlines

Arriving Friday, June 29, 2007
From: Tucson, AZ
Departs: 5:51 A.M.
To:Los Angeles, CA
Arrives: 7:20 A.M.

Departing Monday, July 2nd, 2007
From: Los Angeles, CA
Departs: 4:24 P.M.
To: Tucson, AZ
Arrives: 5:54 P.M.

Priceline didn't tell me what seats I got and it turns out it would have been five dollars cheaper reserving the seats directly through United. Oh well. Ended up being $202, plus the $16 shuttle.
holy crap.

*_*

you guys are definitely going.

*_*

now mg's roommate just needs to find a job, and we'll be set.
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how are you people buying the shuttle!? i can't seem to find out where to pay for it. x_x oh well, i can pay for it with cash, right? it doesn't need to be reserved, does it? because that's insane. -_-

and i'm a little disturbed that it's just lbeth and i alone all morning on thursday. she might try and stab me, you guys. ;_;
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as long as she keeps the body warm, i'll be ok...
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Oh ewww. Just...ewww.

And I would have been there ferret, but I got the only flight that was left out of Omaha at the "cheap" price, otherwise I would have been spending alot more :(. Lbeth's fun to hang out with, I promise. She doesn't bite.

At least, not very often. And it's not like she has rabies or anything. Hepatitis, maybe (she DOES work with those government people), but that should clear up, unless it's C, which I wouldn't worry about. Most people don't have that one, and it's not like she wouldn't warn you about it before biting you or anything...
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yeah, i'm really considerate about communicable diseases.

also, i don't bite people who've been on airplanes for hours. because that would be yucky. i'll wait until you have showered. :D

it's going to be weird. @_@ we're getting there SO EARLY compared to everyone else. if we ever hear from meg, we should force her to take us shopping! *_*

the hotel might let us check in early. it always depends on whether they have rooms ready. and if not, i guess they'd probably hold our luggage so we could go do something. like find food. *_* it would be nice to know what kinds of places there are to eat in walking distance from the con. *_*

and that evening we should pick up our badges, so we can sleep in while kley and hammy go stand in line for theirs. XD
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Kley I found a wig for you.
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Jesus, the shipping and handling is almost as much as the wig itself x.x!! *sighs* I'm going to have to buy it though, as it's freaking awesome.
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Ok, so since I'm the last one arriving...uh...what do I do? Assuming its computers don't go down again, I'm arriving at 7:20am on friday and I'll only have my carry on. How long does it take to get to the hotel? Also, should I just get in line first or what? I...have no clue what I'm doing basically.

And I still haven't started putting things together. I'm lazy like that.
I don't know how long it will take to get to the hotel. I've never flown to LAX before.

We will likely be sleeping when you land. I don't know if you'll be roaming, so I don't know if phoning us will work. But we can text you what room we're in so you can get to the hotel and bang on the door to wake us up. Kley will have to go pick up her badge, and I guess Fer and I might go then too, although we might get ours the night before and sleep in. :P

I'm not done with the costume stuff either.
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Ok, I'll come bang on your doors when I arrive. I still have a bunch left to do for my costume, but I figured since ferret posted a spoiler of his, I should too:
http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shoevl9.jpg
I can't afford a wig, as is obvious from my livejournal post.

So what the heck am I going to do?

That's right. I'm chopping it off and buying spray dye so that I can dye it black for a day. My hair is going to be the shortest it has ever been.

I'm so nervous @_@.
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... seriously?

Then that makes all 4 of us using our real hair for the costumes.
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I hope you make it look nice kley, because my real hair is so fantastically wonderful that I wouldn't want it to make yours look fake and poor :(

Yea AX! Today I paint polka dots.
I hope my hairstylist makes it look nice, otherwise I am going to be pissed. I think I'll wander into hot topic on monday (if that store is even still there) and see if they have temp black hair gel, because the spray gets really gross sometimes. I also need to look for piercings there :D.
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The spray is terrible. When my brother did Sephiroth we were sneezing white stuff for days.

My lip ring looks so good I want to cry. I so want to get my lip pierced. ;_; It's just that doing it right before having to look for a new job seems like a bad idea. -_-

So anyway, while people are showing off I thought I might let you see how far I've gotten on Kley's costume. :D

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I've got to make and attach the collar. I've got to attach and hem the skirt. I've got to do the buttons and buttonholes. And I don't like the ruffles on the cuffs. I want redo those. Oh, and I want to reinforce the seams under the arms, as the seam allowance is tiny and I don't want them pulling out.
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Even though I can't go, I can't resist sharing drunk chat:

the net ferret: i gotta save my money for acliaornia!!!!!!!!!!

XD
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...I just discovered a guide to my costume. At least, aspects of it:
http://www.nana-nana.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=760&highlight=hachi
I'm probably going to be there on Saturday, not cosplay cause I no fun... but I wouldn't mind meeting a few of you peeps :)
I solemnly swear I am up to no good.
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Take down your siggy and we'll talk ;P

Yea! One more day!
;p aww you scared I'll tie you up to a pole?
My g/f wouldn't let me do such a thing anyway.

ok ok I'll take it down, it's getting old and stale anyway. I need to find new ways of asserting my mischievous nature.
I solemnly swear I am up to no good.
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*spites on you all* >:O!!
*spited*
(a one word post >:D, *runs from Jupi*)
I solemnly swear I am up to no good.
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*spites with willow*

I wanna go meet people, get drunk, embarrass myself on camera, and have fun too ;_;
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I went for one day and it was loads of fun :)

I would have to say that at least half the people there were cosplaying as something or another.

I don't know what anime's half of them were dressed as but it was colorful and fun nonetheless.

see images below:

Group Dressed as Band

Guy from Band

Girl with big bazooka

Guy with big fan

I think I saw more pink hair this day than the rest of my life.

Almost normal but....

Bloody guy with box on his head...
I think I've seen this somewhere before...

Group of all different peoples

One Piece backdrop with pink haired girl

A Priestess with an elf

What would an anime con be without power rangers?

Best part of the con

Hammy and business girl

Hammy and business girl 2

Finally! the normal guy gets some attention. hehe

and to end my photo presentation I had to get a picture of
Sailormoon

So that was a great day, although I got to the show late, I was glad I got to meet everyone. Hammy was the cutest punk girl I saw all day, Kley looked great in her red dress, lbeth looked awesome, I wanted to hear Ferret sing but didn't have the chance aww, and Psychosis was a really cool chick, and me... I was a lame o who didn't get dressed up but they made me wish I did...
Maybe next year.
By the way, all of you were pretty much the whole reason I went to the show at all =p other than to find out what those things were all about. I've come to the conclusion that they're pretty much just all about having fun with your friends. Cause it just wouldn't be the same going there solo.
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*double spites*

I wanted to meet cool people too ;_;

And the hot guys XD
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ZOMGHOARS ;_; You all look so good!

I wish I had gone ;_; Maybe another time?

*mumblegrumbletestsmumblegrumble*
Oh my God, there's a bear in my oatmeal!
video of pikachu singing "simple and clean" very badly
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*dies*

Some people just should not be allowed to sing. Especially pretty songs like that. @_@!
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Yeah, Simple and Clean is totally ruined now. >D Utada would cry if she heard that.

Update on my video... now that my cold has cleared, I'm able to narrate over the footage I took. :D I told Lbeth the wonderful idea I have for that narration, and it's going to be great. It'll just be quite time consuming, so don't expect anything right away.
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Alrighty, so I decided against any kind of narration. I don't know if I got lazy or what, but I didn't do it. Instead I just put random subtitles in there. There was a lot more talking than I thought there would be, so I didn't want to narrate over that.

So yeah, part 1 is finished. Enjoy. :D I haven't started to edit the next part (AX Idol footage = GOLD), but I will soon.
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I lessthanthree you, frat! :D
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:D

And yay, now I can post the link to part 2 without looking totally stupid!
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Oh man, I can't wait for part 3 that MUST include the dance. SO MUCH GREATNESS *_*.
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BlackLady- Anime Expo is over this year, but they usually have it every year around the 4th of July. This year it was just before that (check this topic's header).

Alright everyone, the last video has been made. Footage from karaoke as well as the dance. Enjoy! :D
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Anime Expo is up in LA this year. Not as fun as Long Beach last year but still alright.
I so need to cosplay this year *_*

Anyone planning on going?
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I'm afraid it's a no from me. :( Wish I could go to AX again this year. I do plan on going to Anime North though, lol. Total opposite corner of the continent...
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So this year I actually cosplayed and got my girlfriend to cosplay with me.
AX was a lot of fun for the day that we went. I learned how to sew and made (with help) some pretty nice costumes if I do say so myself.
I went as Ichigo and Alice went as Rukia and we had fun trapsing around and posing for pics.
Too bad I don't have the ones that the other people took, but I have what we took here:
Anime Expo 09
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Very nice! The Transformers costumes were really good. The 2 girls you weren't sure on looked like they were from Soul Calibur. The chick with the big a** ring is Tira, and the other one was Amy I believe.
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