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It's almost con time! What are *you* excited for?

#31 User is offline   Gwydion 

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

I'm just excited to be going again after missing last year and not being sure if my sis would ever be able to attend with me again. Being in the AA and working pretty much all weekend limits what I actually do and see there, but I always look forward to browsing the AA, meeting other artists and of course attendees, looking at all the cosplayers, and seeing what crazy commission someone's going to come up with this time. But I'll also be having my first taste of a real Chicago style pizza while hanging out with friends and a few new faces, so that's pretty exciting for me, haha.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:25 PM

View PostGwydion, on 17 April 2012 - 08:06 PM, said:

But I'll also be having my first taste of a real Chicago style pizza


Giordano's. There's one right near the convention and it's a near perfect example of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

View PostTheStrongJaeger, on 17 April 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:

Giordano's. There's one right near the convention and it's a near perfect example of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.


Amen! Giordano's rocks!!!
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:01 PM

View PostTheStrongJaeger, on 17 April 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:

Giordano's. There's one right near the convention and it's a near perfect example of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.



View PostSTVO, on 17 April 2012 - 08:36 PM, said:

Amen! Giordano's rocks!!!


OH HELL's YEAH!!!!! ^_^


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:23 AM

View PostTheStrongJaeger, on 17 April 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:

Giordano's. There's one right near the convention and it's a near perfect example of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.


View PostSTVO, on 17 April 2012 - 08:36 PM, said:

Amen! Giordano's rocks!!!


View PostMonica Rial #1 Fan, on 17 April 2012 - 11:01 PM, said:

OH HELL's YEAH!!!!! ^_^


Thanks for the recommendation, but I don't know that I have a say as someone else is picking it up. XD I'm not sure where they usually go, but I'm assuming they'll get it from their usual place which may or may not be Giordano's.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:40 AM

As a returning guest, I am looking forward to the three panels I will be leading, making new fans, saying hello to old fans and turning you onto some great comics.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

View PostTheStrongJaeger, on 17 April 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:

Giordano's. There's one right near the convention and it's a near perfect example of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.


Thanks for the tip! My partner is all about Chicago deep dish
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

I love just walking around Artist Alley/Dealer's Room looking at stuff ^^ There's always someone who puts a fun twist on things and comes up with something you never would have imagined and just HAVE to have haha.

Photoshoots are the highlights of Acen to me, so I'll be hitting up a bunch of those as well and meeting others from my fandoms :)

The guest list this year is awesome and I can't wait to meet a few people for the first time and say hello to ones I've met before!

And finally, my bff got accepted in the Sixh fashion show and I got accepted for Hangry&Angry. So our Friday and Saturday mornings will be filled with those and should be a blast!
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

View PostWashu Takahashi, on 18 April 2012 - 10:04 AM, said:

my bff got accepted in the Sixh fashion show and I got accepted for Hangry&Angry. So our Friday and Saturday mornings will be filled with those and should be a blast!


Oooo that sounds fuuuuuuuuun!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:33 AM

Guess who might try out that Giordano's pizza place... o 3 o
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

one more week!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

View PostNaoya Toudou, on 19 April 2012 - 08:04 AM, said:

one more week!

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Seven of the longest days of my life!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

And that's when my two weeks plus vacation begins, so I'm doubley excited. ^_^


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:17 AM

I can totally wait another week... With the completion of my complicated prop, rather than sitting back and relaxing, I decided to make another part of my new costume. The cloak's not really necessary for Lunatic, since first thing he generally does when he shows up is set it on fire until it's burned away, but...

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

View PostMullenkamp, on 19 April 2012 - 11:17 AM, said:

I can totally wait another week... With the completion of my complicated prop, rather than sitting back and relaxing, I decided to make another part of my new costume. The cloak's not really necessary for Lunatic, since first thing he generally does when he shows up is set it on fire until it's burned away, but...

*pauses to have a TaiBani moment*

Lol, I'm not really doing anything really big myself, just having informal hey-let's-draw-together sessions, so my prep work is easy. I'm still gonna look around for a black jacket for my HeroTV staff coat, but...if I don't find a cheap one in time, I won't cry over it. It's not necessary for my con experience.

I hope I see your Lunatic!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

View PostEkqo, on 19 April 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

*pauses to have a TaiBani moment*

Lol, I'm not really doing anything really big myself, just having informal hey-let's-draw-together sessions, so my prep work is easy. I'm still gonna look around for a black jacket for my HeroTV staff coat, but...if I don't find a cheap one in time, I won't cry over it. It's not necessary for my con experience.

I hope I see your Lunatic!


If you come to the Saturday night photoshoot, you'll definitely see him. (I will also no doubt wander the AA at some point in SOME costume, since my girlfriend/Barnaby is all about the AA...) Thinking about seeing if I can get into the masq as a walk-on if I get everything working, too. ;)

And if I see a HeroTV jacket, I will definitely say hi! (Not 'ho', fingers, because that would be very rude to yell at strangers. XD)

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

I look forward to hanging out with the friends I don't get to see all that often and meeting new ones as well :). It's hard to believe this is already my fifth ACen. My first was in 2008 when I was 17 and a senior in high school and now I'm 21 and a few weeks away from graduating college. It's amazing how many things have changed for me during that time, but ACen has always been the weekend I look forward to most every year and I can still say that this year is no different. One week away :)

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

I hope I meet new, fun people and get a lot of good photos of sweet cosplays!!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

I am simply excited, like every year :3 hahahaha! This year is extra special though because I met my bf at acen last year so this year we're cosplaying together and so on....extra new fun :)
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

View PostMullenkamp, on 19 April 2012 - 01:06 PM, said:

If you come to the Saturday night photoshoot, you'll definitely see him. (I will also no doubt wander the AA at some point in SOME costume, since my girlfriend/Barnaby is all about the AA...) Thinking about seeing if I can get into the masq as a walk-on if I get everything working, too. ;)

And if I see a HeroTV jacket, I will definitely say hi! (Not 'ho', fingers, because that would be very rude to yell at strangers. XD)

UGH I AM SO EXCITED NOW. xD
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:23 PM

I'm excited for... Well uhm... This is my first year not commuting from a home to acen, staying at the cheap motel 6 lol I have a boyfriend this year so I'm excited that he's excited as it's his first year, I have spending money for acen this year so I'm excited to spend it. And just the overall acen experience again will be great, especially since I won't be lost and wandering :) So woot!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

View PostTheStrongJaeger, on 17 April 2012 - 04:27 PM, said:

Other than that the usual seeing friends from out of town, neat panels, dealers room and wacky late night hijinks.


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THIS

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:56 AM

Pay day! taxes are taken care of. my final will be turned in tomorrow all i ahve to do is work my 4 days next week and im set XD

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

Five days to go....five looooooong days
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:48 PM

Two days to go! Sounds like you guys all have your ACen lists ready to go! I can't wait to hit up the dealer's room to go action figure hunting, check out the viewing rooms, and hopefully meet up with some awesome people I hung out with last year! It can't get here soon enough, and I hope you all have fun!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:28 PM

TWO DAYS WHOOOOO. My schedules are almost set to go, just gotta give them one more glance. I'm totally up for changes, though...;D

I'm painting my t-shirts today, one Tiger & Bunny shirt, and one for PinStripes Studios, my art studio. We also have to gather up materials for our drawing sessions (paper, pencils, etc). Then we have to make a sign for it. I'm dying my hair tomorrow (I've been dyeing it red lately but it needs a touch-up, lol), I have to put some oil in my car, stuff some water bottles in the freezer, make sandwiches on Friday morning, and I'll be set for the first day!
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

Leaving tomorrow @__@ So much to do!!! I'm excited for everything.


*Especially the fashion shows like Washu ^.^ I'm in the H&A show as well and the Indie Show. ♥ *

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

All ready for the 6 hour car trip from Northern Michigan to ACEN!! Plenty of noms and tunes for the ride. Just have to conquer those things called "tolls" ;)
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

I should be packing for tomorrow afternoon's departure. Instead I just made a 20-minutes-from-opening-spare-fabric-bin-to-completion set of clip-on tiger ears. Am now trying to convince self that it would NOT be an excellent idea to add a red bow to one and go as Hello Kotetsu.

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