Hello everyone! Jenn, Chris and I have just returned from Neko-Con 2002, a Japanese comics and animation convention in Virginia Beach. We arrived with a slew of Splurd T-shirts to give away and a bunch of art to sell. We return now with the best adventure we've had in years.
For now, I'm just posting a summary of the events. Check in Monday or Tuesday for in-depth details, and a list of props I need to shout out to all my new fans and Faans.
List of cool stuff that happened at Neko-Con 2002 (summary)
- Our Artist's Table was between Studio Iron Cat and Danny Valentini
- We were interviewed about anime culture by the lovely Melissa from Randolph Macon.
- Jenn sold a bunch of her artwork.
- We gave out a ton of Splurd T-shirts.
- We saw five or six Splurd T-shirts being worn AT THE CON.
- I DUCKed eight people.
- I introduced the world to the BLACK STICK OF USELESSNESS!
- I did breakdancing again, and this time, other breakdancers accepted me as one of them.
- I got a copy of the first Cowboy Bebop graphic novel. It was great.
- Jenn tried Pocky for the first time.
- Jenn became addicted to Pocky.
- My bag got stolen.
- We got in touch with the people who accidentally grabbed my bag, and they will be getting back to me. (WHEW!)
- I got the cutest drawing from the cutest girl, who's name I wrote down and put safely with the drawing IN MY BAG. *sigh*
- I was invited to be on the Web Comics panel by the writer and editor of the webcomic Faans, whose names are also safely IN MY BAG.
- We rocked the proverbial body that rocked the proverbial party.
...but thats not all! As an added bonus, I give you the STEVE BENNETT REPORT!!
|Number of times Steve Bennett said I was cool.||2|
|Number of times an Iron Cat fan stole my chair.||5|
|Number of times a blatantly pornographic illustration was sitting out on Steve's table. (that I noticed)||4|
|Number of times Steve stepped on my foot and didn't notice.||1|
|Number of times Steve almost knocked stuff off the Studio Splurd table.||1|
|Number of times Jenn and I were interviewed about anime art culture.||1|
|Number of times Steve Bennett was interviewed about anime art culture.||0|
|Number of T-shirts I gave Mrs. Bennett.||1|
|Number of T-shirts Mrs. Bennett says she has gotten from Steve.||0|
That's all for now, but more to come soon, folks! Including my links to cool stuff!