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Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by Zac Bertschy on Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:00 pm
Okay, here we are, Weird Stuff I Saw At Anime Expo: Day Two.



I am finding real difficulty in believing that someone took a look at this artwork and decided it was not only good enough for public display but to also spend the money to make the banner and then pay the union guys to hang it in the convention hall. Seriously.



Then again, I shouldn’t throw stones; our banner looks like it needs to be taken through a car wash and flat-ironed.



This is the throng of people waiting to get into Bang Zoom’s ridiculously popular voice acting workshop panel, which incidentally was right after my own “how to review anime” panel. This photo was taken before my panel started.



And here we have an example of how many people actually want to wake up at 10am on a holiday Friday to listen to some jerk ramble about the best way to write about cartoons. Hint: it’s not many.



This is Funimation’s “Ouran Host Club” where you sit with a bunch of cosplayers pretending to be people who are pretending to like you. Here they are presumably discussing why Funimation’s Ouran release is taking so damn long.



This is the booth with the guy who screams YOOOWWWWWWW-EEEEEEEEE! and sells those godforsaken Yaoi paddles teenage girls run around smacking eachother with. If you ever find yourself annoyed by yaoi fandom, surely this guy shares some of the blame.



Hey everyone, spot the HUGE TYPO!
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by Deacon Blues on Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:22 pm
What is "sickeness"?

Wow, I can't believe people don't spell check anymore.
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by Dargonxtc on Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:27 pm
Deacon Blues wrote:
What is "sickeness"?

Wow, I can't believe people don't spell check anymore.

In a way I think that is the problem. People rely on that so much that they just don't know how to spell period. Then when they get to something like a poster, things start to look right that aren't.

What is up with that Ouran Host Club thing. Do you just sit down and chat until they say next? Laughing
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by Viga_of_stars on Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:16 pm
Patrick M. probably wants to burn that poster.

THAT YAOI GUY!! He's infamous here on the east coast too. With all the fangirls do you really have to scream it.
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by Viga_of_stars on Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:17 pm
Also, are you going to do that panel at Otakon? I really want to go to it!

If not...how about a special ANN article? Hmmmmm. Anime smile
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by Aromatic Grass on Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:28 pm
SICKENESS! I don't mean to run over Otaku USA for that, but wow.

Who am I to talk? I misspelled a retiring teacher's name on the front page of our paper in big, bold letters.
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by Key on Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:44 pm
I saw that first picture at a 'con I attended this past weekend. It's actually an advert for an anime-related board game whose name escapes me at the moment.
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by blatant on Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:39 am
Your snarking greatly, greatly amuses me.
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by tasogarenootome on Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:35 am
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This is Funimation’s “Ouran Host Club” where you sit with a bunch of cosplayers pretending to be people who are pretending to like you.


LOL And as sad as it is, I'd probably swing by this thing if Funi toted it to Otakon...

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This is the throng of people waiting to get into Bang Zoom’s ridiculously popular voice acting workshop panel, which incidentally was right after my own “how to review anime” panel. This photo was taken before my panel started.


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And here we have an example of how many people actually want to wake up at 10am on a holiday Friday to listen to some jerk ramble about the best way to write about cartoons. Hint: it’s not many.


You shoulda gone outside and thieved some of the people attending Bang Zoom's panel by telling them that your panel will guarantee them a piece of the anime industry pie and inner piece.
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by Aresef on Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:25 am
Ah Otaku USA. Those guys rock, but spell check is nice too. BTW, did you visit the Tenbu guys who shared their booth? They're a small DC-area company and they've been doing some really cool things.
 
Re: Weird Stuff 2: The Reckoning
by jswalk195 on Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:06 pm
Ah the Yaoi guy other conventions have instituted a no barker rule in ther dealer's room just because of him and some others have even banned him outright just because he annoys all the other dealers.
 

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