So after a day of drinking (maybe i should blog about drinking instead, hm?) and some school i decided to put my hangover time to good use and wrap this up - make a list of events i'm possibly going to. First off, the smaller one, New York Anime Festival.
NYAF was first held in 2007 with roughly 15 000 attendants. Right now that has grown to around 22 000. This annual convention is held on the second weekend of october this year, 8-10, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. As the name states, this is in New York. I was there last year and i had fun, definitely. The guest list this year makes it a con you shouldn't miss: Minori Chihara, Puffy Amiyumi, VAMPS, ichiP, Rachael Lillis, Jamie McGonnigal, Misako Rocks, Veronica Taylor, Tom Wayland, Tommy Yune, Disorganization XIII, Uncle Yo, Reni Mimura Crispin Freeman.
Chihara Minori, a voice actor with a ton of roles (Nagato Yuki from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu and Chiaki Minami from Minami-ke, to name a few) and Puffy, a japanese band i like quite a lot, are my main attractions this time. Puffy had a cartoon on Cartoon Network a while ago, named Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and they've been making music for quite a while now. Definitely worth checking out.
Then there's the big one and the reason i'm probably not going anywhere else - Comiket. A legendary event, the comic market started on 1975 and is held twice a year, in summer and winter. With an attendance of over half a million, it's easily the biggest and most well known of its kind. The cosplay is going to be epic and same goes for my budget this year. Since i'm skipping all other conventions in the US, i'll have a little over 200k yen to spend. I still need to work out the accommodation bit tho (all my friends in Japan who i'd stay with happen to be away between dec 17 and jan 3, what are the odds, really, if you can help, say so in the comments) Held on Dec 29, 30 and 31, 3 full days of fun and sweaty otaku. Mostly sweaty otaku tho, it's actually a fight for one's life (and goods you want). Some stuff is so hot that you really need to run for it if you want a copy. I'd put a list of stuff here but i doubt i have any Japanese readers and i don't know any English sites like that (never bothered to look for any).
Another thing i'll write about some time in the future is the hakurei jinja reitaisai which is kinda like comiket, with the small difference of being a touhou-only thingy.
One last thing before heading off: http://www.gensokyo.org/ blog has been updated. 8 new releases, haven't checked them out yet but i'll get to it eventually.
And now, the song of the moment:
It's gotta be Danny Byrd, after all. He's back with a new tune and sounding better than ever. Pick up his latest shit on itunes store and make sure to check out the newest hospital podcast (it's a short video about Danny Byrd this time). Stay safe, don't drink too much and have fun, i'm off for the day.