Okay, Ohayocon sucked, but we’re totally going back next year. If you’ve ever been to a con, you’ll know this feel.
The entire day was really… bad compared to the others. Nobody was there and nothing was going on.
10:00 Left the b&b and headed to the con. Chipotle was still closed. I think I saw Soup shed a single tear.
10:15 Hit up the Gainax panel. It was only a third full. I don’t really like Gainax, but to see a Gainax panel with such low attendance? Was not expecting that.
11:00 “Reverse Q&A with Brad Swaille” panel. Apparently he’s a voice actor or something. Since it was a ‘reverse q&a’, he asked the audience about AMVs and how to make them… Bad idea.
Some 50-year-old in terrible steampunk gear replied, “First, you have to decide whether you’ll make a Lipsync AMV or a Picture-matching AMV. Then you can go from there.” I didn’t think I could be more repulsed by a person until the neckbeard in front of us chimed in with “You’ll probably want to use Windows Movie Maker like I do, so you don’t have to use advanced techniques like lipsyncing.”
We left right after that comment to head to…
12:00 The “Robot Girl Fan Panel”. Oh wow.
I don’t think the presenter realized this was an anime convention. It was a terrible, terrible panel made even more hilarious by the low attendance and the fact that he booked the largest room at the con. We were so embarrassed for him that we spent our time there on our phones so we didn’t have to watch him fuck up.
After Soup, Snuggles, and I left, the attendance of his panel was cut in half — literally. There were three people left in an auditorium meant to seat hundreds after we headed out. ~_~
12:10 AMV Awards. Again, information on this will be in my AMV post.
2:30 Gaming Awards panel. The presenters didn’t show up and there were only 10 people in the room. The neckbeards decided to make the panel their own and by popular opinion decided Modern Warfare 3 was the best shooter ever made. Snuggles kept talking about how great Half-Life is. Suicide seemed like a very viable action at that point.
4:00 Caught the tail-end of a Pillowcases concert (Pillows cover band).
I thought it was a great end to a lame day. We said goodbye and split up — back to the boredom of everyday life.
When I think about it, I hated most everything at the con. The panels sucked, the attendees sucked, and the weather sucked… but the people I hung out with made the con enjoyable. I would never recommend going to one of these things alone. But with friends? It was definitely worth it.
Guess I’ll be heading to Otakon/Anime Detour next…? We’ll see.
And yes, yes, I’ll get on those reviews soon.