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Genericon Report 2005- Day One…

Whaoo!!! Yay Genericon… it’s another year’s Genericon Report. Genericon, of course is RPI’s Annual Anime/Sci-Fi/Fantasy Con Held at My College… (Go Here for the beginning of last year’s.) So yesh… following the same format as last year… here we go!!!

12 noon- Last Class of the Day ends… bound back to room and call mom to drop off the pants… quick trip to the union to buy sharpie markers, and hit the ATM for con cash, put the final touch on this years Cosplay costume, (Ibuki Maya) Sewing a barrette onto it as a stat bar and figuring out the Belt situation, while watch Judging Amy on TV.

1:30pm– Get the pants from mom, and head back to the dorm… finish cleaning the room for company, and catch a quick shower and blow dry hair to get a more Ibuki esque do.

2:30pm- Get into costume… watch more TV boredly…

3pm- Rachel and Erin are due any minute… start pacing a bit… feed the fish… double check that I’ve got everything I need in my seat cushion bag.

3:45pm- Rachel and Erin arrive. Run down to the street, slightly cold, and assist with the Parrallel parking operation… take Rachel’s stuff up to my room for her to leave it there.

4:15pm- Arrive at Con. Head of the Line!!!!

4:30pm- Other people beginning to show up, including last year’s Sephi, hearafter known as Jen, or Cirque de Solei, and last year’s Army Sid… who’s now… some other Sid… and shall be known as Sid Alpha… as a second Sid Soon arrived (Mop and Goggles Sid,) who shall be hereafter known as Mop Sid. Also there’s a Ty from Digimon, directly behind us in line… an Usagi from Sailor Moon, and what I assume to be an grown up evil Chibiusa… and varios other cosplayers…

4:45pm- The line is relocated, so now we are second in line, because some other people relocated faster.

5pm- Get our co badges and proceed into the con… this is where it gets good *Nods.* Head to the AMV room to watch what they are showing this year… some of them bore me a bit… but some of them were really good… like the Evangelion Bebop opener… and “Chihuahua” and the Baka song… and “I wish I was a Lesbian.” Now I want to do an A/O video to that song.

6pm- Opening ceremonies. I missed these last year so it was interesting to see.

6:30pm- Dinner at the Rathskeller… no lines yet because the other con-goers haven’t found it yet… they’re probably up in the McNeil room all confused like.

7pm- Return to the Con and head for Karaoke. I sang “Zankoku na Tenshi no TE-ZE” with Darren… he narfed up the second verse and the tech dude cut of my mike because he thought I was narfing it up. Redeem myself later, by singing “Yakusoku wa Iranai” by myself… wish again that they had “Tomodachi” or “Kaze ga Fuku Hi.” Poor Rachel can’t sing because me and Darren already did the song she wanted… Sorry Rachel!!!

9pm- Try to hit the dealer room… it’s closed. Decide to call it a night. Head back to my room and watch AMVs. Unfortunately since neither Erin nor Rachel has Seen Serial Experiments Lain… and Rachel can’t watch the Escaflowne AMV’s or she’ll be spoiled… all I have left are Evangelion AMV’s and that gets stale after a while…

10pm- Hop in the car and bring Erin to her Aunt’s… it’s so far out in the middle of no place… we fear several times that we’ve passed it already.

10:45- Get back to my room… Start Rachel on some Lain.

12 midnight- We Call it a night, and head for bed… well I head for bed… Rachel heads for a sleeping bag on the floor.


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Genericon Report Day 3!!!

Last Day… *Sniff.*

10am- Wake Up… Intended to Wake at 12… set alarm for 12… just… Woke at 10… put on TV… Happens to Be History Channel… Watch it Anyhow…

11am- Watch More History Channel… a Program on Freak Shows… Get Call from Darren, Who has gone home… because his mommy said so… debate weather to bother going back for Eva Movie alone or not…

12pm- Decide that I will Go… Dress and watch first 45 of a Bad Sci-Fi Movie on God only knows what Channel… Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast.

1pm- Go to See the Evanegelion Movies… there are only 6 people in the Damn theater… sit next to two guys who have never seen the series and are totally lost, and one of whom is rather unhappy as a result…

4pm- Get out of Eva Movies… go to Dcc 308, Watch Video Game Tourney, Buy ONE Raffle Ticket, and Stay for Closing Ceremonies… don’t win the raffle… Hang out with person Dressed as Kenokee… and then with The Empress of Randomness again… leave with everyone else… see Kenokee in the Hall. Kenokee’s Mom gives me a Slice of Pizza… talk with them some… Eat Pizza, and then Rush off to Church Dressed as Hitomi Still…

6:20pm- Return home, after stopping off at Fathers foods… and Crash… Take off Costume for Last Time… and hang Posters… The Official End of Genericon…


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Genericon Report Day 2!!!

Saturday is the BIG Day at the Con!!!

8am- Wake up, and Get Back in the Hitomi Outfit

9am- Go to See “Animatrix”

11am- Go to the Union for Yummy Lunch… Wonder if the Non-RPI Genericonners know about the Rathskeller… They show up as we are leaving… Run into Kate from Yag… Yack Some… Get her to take Piccys… (Will Post Up Latter!)

12pm- Watch the end of “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” and the Beginning of “The Return of the Cat” to Pass Time after taking a few more snapshots.

1pm- Go see “Risky Safety” Episodes 13-24. Actualy Run out in the Middle to Buy the DVD’s because Finding out that Sakamoto Ma’aya was the Voice of Moe, and sang the theme… was the final thing to tip of from neutral pros and cons to buying, to definitntely more Pros!!!

3pm- Kill time in the Great Hall with a lot of the other Cosplayers, having a general Mêlée style photo shoot… everyone trying to take pictures of each other, as respective people hide their cameras momentarily… until the FF Cosplayers of Sephiroth and Aerith start pretending that Aerith is injuring Sephiroth, and everyone wants to take pictures of this… thus photo shoot turns into an injuring Sephiroth photoshoot… when (s)he (the cosplayer was female) lays dead on the ground with a Tonberry (sp?) on her(his?) back.

5pm- Go to Father’s Foods and Buy Microwave Pastas for Darren and Me for Dinner, go home, eat it and take a short power nappish thing.

6pm- Stop by dealers room on the way back to the rest of the con to see if they have found the backing For Van Pin… buy it. Return… to “Play with Legos” The Legos sort of bite… Return to Great Hall and Hang out with Sephiroth, Aerith, and White Mage… and “The Empress of Random” and an Air Pirate… Go on “Side Quest” to get Whie Mage’s Mallet Back from where she left it… return to Great Hall and sit around on floor tired and bored… Fend off Inuyasha Cosplayers that keep “Borrowing” people’s cosplay weapons without asking, and get crap on Darren’s Boken… make friends, have fun… talk a lot…

10pm- Go to Anime Dance… Dance a little after about 20 min, but then sit down again, all tired… watch everyone else dance… take pictures of Sephiroth bellydancing… cause it looks sorta funny since she’s dressed as a guy, but bellydancing, with Fans… Enjoy music, and half Nap.

12am- Sign up for Karaoke, and sing “Yakusoku wa Iranai” which is the Themesong to Escaflowne, Sung from Hitomi’s POV, by Hitomi’s Voice Actress… so yeah… I was dressed as Hitomi… why not? Darren Takes MPEG… then I take MPEG of Him, when he sings a song from Blue Seed… Clap for him. *Nods.* Try to remember the lyrics for “Cruel Angels Thesis,” listen to White Mage Sing… Eventually leave…

1am- Go to Con lounge, Snuggle some, and eat the free Pretzels and Tortilla Chips, Rest up for the Eye of Argon.

2am- Read “The Eye of Argon” try to keep a straight face… have a blast… if you ever go to Genericon DO THIS!!!!

5am- Go Home… Get Some Sleep! (Darren is to Tired to Drive, Sleeps at Con.)


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Genericon Report Day 1!!!

Genericon is the Annual Anime/Sci-Fi/Fantasy Con Held at My College… it’s really a nifty affair, and though I skipped out on it last year… this year I decided to go… and I even cosplayed! I went as Kanzaki Hitomi from the Vision of Escaflowne… and Darren went as Van. (I’ll get Piccys! I promise!!!) Anyhow… here’s how Friday Went…

2pm- Last Class of the Day Ends… Go to mom’s Office to get JCPenny Order, 1 Oxford Skirt, and one Blue Pleated Skirt…

2:30pm- Arrive home at Dorm, and Change into Costume, including Pink Pendant, Sneakers and Socks Pulled Up… and meet Darren.

3pm- Get Red Ribbon for neck bow at Wal-Mart, (where the greater sees what I’m wearing, and knows the weather and exclaims “ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!” It was great) and have Popeye’s Chicken for dinner.

4pm- Arrive at Con… sit in Hallway waiting for it to start, Meet Man Dressed as Army Sid from FF something or other, try crossword… know only one clue… Usagi and Sakura’s Weapons are each a “WAND.”

5pm- Sign in to Con, Get Badges, and Go to See Initial D

6:20pm- Get out of Initial D, Which Was S’posed to end at 6, and find out we missed Opening ceremonies… GAH!!! Check out the Dealers room instead. I Purchase 4 Posters, and 2 Pins. Darren Gets 8 Posters…

7pm- Go to See “Risky Safety” Episodes 3-12… Somehow we missed 1, 2, and half of 3…

8:30pm- Go to Dealers Room again to Kill time… ask if they have any Risky Safety Stuff… they only have DVDs… ponder purchasing, but decide to sleep on it…

9pm- Go To Anime Jeopardy… Enter Primaries under the Names of Hitomi and Van, and Loose Miserably.

10pm- Stay there For Anime Name that Tune… Get called on only once, to ID the Artist of “Yakusoku wa Iranai” after the guy who named it’s Series (The Vision of Escaflowne,) and Title… Know the Artist is Sakamoto Ma’aya… *Hugs her.* The Voice of Hitomi Kanzaki.

11pm- Go Home… Get Some SLEEP!!!


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