10:59 pm - I shudder to think of how little sleep I had Well, I just spent most of the last few days at this years Supanova.
I normally only go in for one day, so the whole weekend thing was a bit new (and a bit exhausting), but then again I've generally had actual things on during the week, which I need the chance to sleep in a bit more. At the moment... well, I can sleep in tomorrow.
I didn't end up getting any autographs or photos with anyone - sorry, I just find it all so very over-priced - but I did see a bunch of panels. Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Wil Wheaton and the Phelps twins from HP. Also Jaimie Alexander (Sif from Thor). Oh, and some of the Cosplay, and the FMA:B movie on Friday night, and caught up with lizbee and frabjously and a bunch of other people I know (and some whose faces were vaguely familiar).
Actually I spent most of today wandering around with Connie, who seems to run into people she knows everywhere.
I didn't really cosplay anything, but I did dress up - I'll post pictures if I find any online - both days in corsets and bustles and hats and whatnot. Saturday with my eBay parasol with a sort of black and white and red theme, while today was sort of Queen of the Goths, as I claimed I was dressed as to someone.
Also ended up repeatedly talking corsets with a guy in a dress (and corset) who was very well informed.
The FMA movie was fun enough - I mean, yeah, filler movie, so it didn't exactly add anything profound to the FMA universe (Though the manga is pretty perfect, so it's not as if it needs anything...), but at least it didn't do anything horrific to the characters. [More on the movie]And the action scenes were wonderfully animated - I know there was some debate on the quality of the animation as a whole, but I mostly liked it. And plus points for some interestingly morally gray characters (technically, terrorists I suppose) dealing with colonisation.
The main issues were basically pacing - it was sort of ACTION...long period of set-up and exposition... DRAMA AND ACTION - and that when you get down to it the story was more about the new characters than the established ones. Which wasn't necessarily a bad story (and at times had some interesting reflections on the Elric brothers), it's just, you know, you go to an FMA movie for the Fullmetal Alchemist and pals. Not other people.
I do, though, sort of want to see fic about the characters from it. Maybe Julia seeing Ed again post series, or something?
Oh, and pretty typically for a con, I ended up buying a bunch of stuff. Some manga volumes from series I haven't finished; some Daleks to add to my Dalek army (including a plush one that talks when you squeeze it); A plush Threetie from Mawaru Penguindrum; A random book that was going cheap; a Nerv key-ring; a plush tentacle (...don't ask). Current Mood: exhausted
I'm really going to have to come down for Comicon at the end of June, Melbourne cons sound like more fun than Sydney ones. But it's two weeks after the Sydney Supanova, so still humming and harring - but Patrick Stewart! I really want to go. I'm taking the nephew along to Supanova this year, he's a big gaming & scifi nut so he's going to love it (he's 9). He's even making his own Halo themed cosplay - how cute is that! I'm only on the first FMA series, haven't delved into the movies, OVAs and second series yet :)
Aus Comicon is a new convention, so I'm pretty certain it won't be nearly as big (or organised) than something like Supanova or Armaggedon which have been around for a while. And really, you go for the panels and events, and the experiences with people more than anything.
That sounds like fun at Supanova - Patrick Stewart, which would be awesome, and adorable kid cosplayers.
The first FMA series was the one that got me into anime. That said, I prefer the manga/Brotherhood series nowadays.