Well it seems to me that I haven’t blogged Genericon since 2005… even tho I have never stopped going, so here we go!!!!
We didn’t do much the first night, after work by the time I got there there wasn’t much to do besides meet up with Jake’s friend Rachel, from far away, and hit the dealer rooms for an hour or two, watch the “It Came Out of Nowhere!” Panel, on new Anime, and then head home to sleep so we’d be fresh for Saturday.
I wish I hadn’t been so wiped from work or I’d have gone to the Karaoke.
Then I went and missed a good few hours, being the ASM for 1776 at the RPI Playhouse. We were having our first read-thru and I totally couldn’t miss that.
Then back to the con!!!! Jake and I went to see the Mandelorian Armour panel, not because we’re big into Star Wars, but because Jake is big into build it yourself armor, and some of what they showed us was totally applicable to his Power Ranger’s jones.
We killed a half hour in the main hallway, where I picked up a cup-o-dice, a set of teeeeeeny metal dice and a few really shiny single dice, and went to see Metropolis.
By Metropolis of course, I mean the original black and white silent movie, in all it’s tore up missing parts glory. I need to see the fully restored one that they showed at the Proctors last year now… with the parts put back in. I never thought I’d have the patience for a silent move, but… whoa. Go Metropolis.
After that we picked up Dinner at Big Apple Pizza (It will always be “the Bella” to us…) and ate it in the lobby at the Playhouse. I think that’s one of my favorite things about this con, is that it’s literally several yards away from my home theater, The RPI Playhouse, so I’ve always got someplace I can go chill and get away from all the other con people… well except those who are also RPI Players, but they’re there for the same reason if they are…
Then we went to watch Cowboy Bebop and called it a night again. I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get far enough into the series to meet Ed. We need to watch more.
Over the first two days, I was asked no more than four times if I was a Persicom.
No one knows Evangelion anymore. It’s sad.
On Sunday, Jake had work, so I hit the con alone at 6am to see Princess Tutu, per the recommendation of the “It Came Out of Nowhere” Panel. I liked it. I think I’ll watch more.
Read or Die was canceled, since they didn’t get the rights, and Jake texted because he forgot to tape Power Rangers, so I took a midday break….
And came back in time for “Beyond DD” a great presentation by Uncle Yo, wherein I was recognized for the first time as Shinji! By Uncle Yo himself!!!!
And shortly into the panel my friend Rachel turned up to sit with me, which was great. We chilled, and afterward went with her boyfreind Chris to see “It Came From France” while Jake went… I’m not sure where, to hang out with HIS Rachel, because they hadn’t seen each other in forever…
Then all Six of us, Me and Jake, and Both Rachels and their respective boyfreinds, rounded off the con by going to see Uncle Yo’s standup routine. Like I said… the man is funny!
On the way to Uncle Yo, I stopped to talk to some BJDers about the little ones… well only one of them had a little one sitting down on the table, I think it was a little bigger than the one I held last year. They said it was a LittleFee and it’s owner wasn’t there at the moment to talk to me, so I’ll have to do more research online.
I want a BJD!!!!