April 10th, 2011
|10:11 pm - This post versus LJ being down. Which will win?|
So, busy weekend. Well, busy yesterday, and today had lots of sleeping in, getting grumpy at LJ and doing some of my assignment.
But yeah, Supanova was on and I headed in as planned on Saturday, complete with dressing-upness. Which isn't exactly cosplay, but hey it's an excuse to dress up nifty and a few people wanted pictures so I suppose it counts.
Anyway, the queue to get into the building was completely insane. I was kinda amazed at how long it was. On the other hand, I arrived early enough that it wasn't all that busy inside, and even more fortunately the queue for the anime signings was almost non-existent, which was great for me. So, I went and got a free Evangelion: Rebuild poster and got it signed by Tiffany Grant and Yuko Miyamura aka English!Asuka and Japanese!Asuka. I also got a picture with Tiffany Grant - I wanted one with both, but apparently Yuko Miyamura isn't allowed to get photos taken.
I can't be arsed trying to upload my pic to LJ with things like they are, but it's on my computer and I could link it if anyone is desperate to see.
I also went to the panel with the two of them, which was surprisingly not full given it's, you know, Evangelion. Though, given how long the autograph line was in the afternoon, maybe everyone just showed up late.(I confess to laughing at how long the wait was after I was lined up for only like 15 minutes) But there were some interesting questions and then some... kinda dumb ones.
Hopefully mine was a good one.
I didn't really go in for any other autographs (well, except some other anime guys who showed up) because some of the lines were insane. I heard someone was in line for Tom Felton almost all day.
I did stick around for the cosplay competition though. Not long enough to find out who won, but long enough to see all the costumes and performers, some of which were a lot of fun. The Draco Malfoy act was clearly inspired by A Very Potter Musical, but was still kinda hilarious.
And yeah, the regular convention wandering around, looking at people's costumes, looking at stalls and buying things. And eating overpriced convention food. Plus some guy from the 501st gave me some "Join the Dark Side" cookies.
The only person I knew who I actually ended up running into was frabjously who was unsurprisingly Inception-ed up, though I know a few others were around.
I ended up getting the first Rebuild movie on DVD, a box set of Eden of the East since it sounded interesting, an R2-D2 Pez dispenser and a badge. As one does.
And then I headed into down for dinner with my father and my sister, while still in my convention outfit. Well, I hadn't had time to get home and get changed (and I'd spent half the day worrying about getting there on time since my phone battery almost ended up dying on me), which I am sure looked wonderful after all that rain.
Current Mood: awake
Oh snap, Tom Felton? Son I am jealous.
Eden of the East is indeed interesting. I'm not really sure what to think of it, other than that. It's kind of odd. I have the feeling that it sets up things a lot more ambitiously than it has the power to resolve. But I dunno! I'm curious as to what you think.
Like I said, the line for him was insane so no autograph for me. Though a friend on Twitter said he has a receding hairly IRL, which struck me as making for some very appropriate casting there.
Well, the guy who sold it to me said there's a couple of movies that come after the series (and haven't been released in Australia yet). They might resolve things better. Or might not, who knows.
One of these days I'll remember that Supernova is on *before* the weekend begins and I've already booked out my weekend :(
And thanks for reminding me, I really do need to obtain a copy of Rebuild, I've heard good things...
Unlucky for you, then.
From what I've heard, the first movie is basically like the series, but with shiny new high-budget animation - it's the second when things start to get different.
One information thing that I read basically described it as "The script re-edited now that the brains behind it is no longer suffering crippling depression".
Good or bad it sounds like an interesting watch :)
That fits with what I've heard. (I've also heard "Shinji is more of a badass - and this isn't necessarily a good thing for the world.")
the angels are swapped around a little as well. but yeah, part 2 is when it really gets going :)