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Jul. 8th, 2007 | 11:45 am
posted by: pumprnickeldono in otakuclubphx

Before the longe post, a qquick note to everyone, at my work: It's A Grind on thunderbird, right off the 101 by Taco Del Mar, we're having a costume day on Wednesday! This is our first costume day, so help me make it look successful so we can have another one!  I don't work until 6 PM, but you should all come in costume and check it out! I'll be there in a chouji or kuroko costume.

So, I had a time at AX; my friend was in the hospital on Thursday, getting a pacemaker(she's only 16!), so I got a VERY late start leaving. The hotel cancelled our reservations because we didn't show up until 8 am (even though we'd called repeatedly to tell them we would be ridiculously late!). After much time talking to a rude and unhelpful girl (who was in-charge only until a real manager came on-duty), we said fine, just set us up for the night (all they offered us) and we'll talk to the persona bove you as soon as he's in. We did this, and he was very friendly and p[olite. He set us up with  a ground-floor room, plus waived our parking fees. That was pretty cool. On to waiting in-line for tickets/badgeholder! Er...  on to waiting in line...  (three blocks of line later) On to looking for the end of the line. Seriously! This is unreasonable. Two hours into the line, they split us into "preordered" "not preordered" while my g./f and I were walking to the preordered line, they split that into "received badge" and "didn't receive" I hadn't received mine...  My girlfriend was done in 10 minutes..  I had another two and a half hours of line waiting (no sleep still, no food still, just sun burning and half a bottle of grape juice). After that hellish wait, my girlfriend needed waking to go to skin, so I escorted her there (she didn't know where the main events arena was yet) on our way, I saw the majority of you pass by (either getting in-line or getting out of line) no time to say hi, I decided to do so on my way back (or next time I ran into y'all, since I'd been running into everyone I knew already anyhow). She got to SKIN and I went red-faced, red-necked, and red-armed from the sun to my Hellsing gathering. Which I left a tad early because I needed to sleep. I went to meet my g/f ourside of skin (which had been delayed a couple of hours) and then, Friday was just sleeping. Needless totsay, I was let down by AX. I hear it's better in LA... I never saw any of the club after that day, though, how was everyone else's AX? Oh yeah, the Naruto gathering was HUGE and my TJ Chouji costume was very well received and liked (sometimes mistaken for Chouza), so that was pretty cool. Sunday morning's hellsing's angels gthering liked my major costume, which was fun.Two groups of people recognized me on Sunday afternoon as Kuroko from samurai showdown (the guy in the background with the flags). Monday, I enjoyed artists' alley. Did anyone else venture over to second street and check out steak-o-rama?  They delivered steak all over longbeach!  How cool is that?  There was also an amazing french bakery (babette's) which was gret fun, and of course Peet's coffee had this awesome hibiscus drink and these killer jasmine limeades...  Yum!

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Kevin is Strange

From: kmwill23
Date: Jul. 9th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
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Sounds like you had fun despite the long lines! We spent most of our time in the vendor room, though a few of us did get out to do other events =)

This costume day sounds like a great idea! I have all sorts of problems making it though. My one costume I have at the moment, the He-Man one, is in tatters. Right after Expo, having created a list of everything I needed to fix on it, I took apart a few choice segments to do that. One of these days I'll have a collection of costumes I can wear. I'll send an email out to the club to tell everyone who doesn't read here regularly. I think I'll stop by with a camera =) What kind of place do you work at?

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From: pumprnickeldono
Date: Jul. 9th, 2007 10:48 am (UTC)
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Ah! I foregot to mention, it's a coffee shop :D I know how you feel on the costume repais, my TJ Chouji is undergoing a couple repairs and, as soon as he pops up in the anime, a few replacemtns parts will be made also... Mighta seen my Kuroko in the vendors room, that's the only place I wore it. I hope you can make it! See ya there, or next meeting I'm off of work for!

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Kevin is Strange

From: kmwill23
Date: Jul. 12th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
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Arg! I am trying to find the phone number of the place so I can tell you what's up! My car is in the shop again, so I am stuck in the house for a couple of days. I also didn't get any responses for people from the club going. Hopefully it goes well, and you can have more in the future.

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From: pumprnickeldono
Date: Jul. 12th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
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Ah, that sucks! Luckily, though, every Wednesday will be costume day which means, if you come in costume, you get a free drink card!

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