So yeah. Y-con. As everyone reading this blog knows, I was rushing like mad to finish Dio in time. So Friday, I was pretty stressed out.
But all was well! Nur and I got to the hotel at about 6pm, and we unpacked without incident. Nur helped me get my Jacuzzi tattoo on and we ended up just hanging out in the hotel room for a while. I got to meet Manly Kittan (who makes an amazing Stein), joeshadows, and iorie. We were also told that we could escape the room through the courtyard, because the window opened right to it. Our room was awesome, it was like a mini-suite (although I've never been in a suite, so I don't know). There were two rooms, one regular bedroom and one room with a TV, chairs, and a sofa (which could be pulled out as a bed). Crazy-awesome. We walked around the con and checked things out. We grew hungry, so Nur, joeshadows, and I went to Taco Bell for dinner. Because Fridays are Taco Bell nights.
We hung out and stayed up until some crazy time early Saturday. I got to meet lots more awesome people, but I wasn't able to catch/remember their names (can anyone give me lj names for them if they have them?).
I didn't sleep well because I was so worried about my Dio costume staying together. I woke up at about 8am and finally got up to take a shower around 9. Nur and I headed to the Go Comi panel. It was a good panel, and I learned some nice things. We headed back to the room and I struggled to put on Dio. The good thing about the costume is that I can change in and out of it in front of anyone, because I need to wear boxers under the pants. Nur helped me fix up the wig. We headed out to the courtyard and took some pictures quickly, just in case it fell apart. There we met up with James, Rachel, and Daniella. There was a bit more wandering around the con, then I decided I HAD to get out of the costume. I changed into Jacuzzi and we decided to play with pony sticks. We waited for the even ticket lines to go into the courtyard and then burst out on the scene. It was very dumb and very, very fun. Most of the rest of the day was spent hanging out with people in the room.
When kiraqueen came, I changed back into Dio (slightly bloody version this time!) and took some photos with her and a very cute Lucy Steel whose real name I can't recall. But then. NO MORE DIO. I thought my feet were going to break in half. I changed into something comfy and Nur and I went searching for food outside the hotel. There was nothing easy (and/or open, it was after 9pm) within walking distance (we walked all four cardinal directions before giving up), so we hopped in the car and found a Jack-In-The-Box.
Food was delicious because by then it was about 10:30 and we were starving. Everyone returned to the room and we watched Batman and Robin (soooo bad) before finally sleeping at 3am. Soooo tired.
I changed into Jacuzzi (he's such an easy and comfy costume) and we cleaned and packed up. Cleaning the room and getting everyone out by noon hit a few snags, but I think we did get out in time. I hope we did. Since I had fun with bloody Dio the night before, I bloodied and bruised (graphite makes a fairly convincing bruise) my face. Our entire hotel room's residents went to the lobby and we hung out with some of our friends there. I finally got to see pacificpikachu right as she was leaving. Next time!! We WILL hang out!
Anyway, good times were had and I can't wait until next year! Sorry to everyone I didn't hang out with much, there were a lot of people I wanted to spend more time with but something came up, or I was too tired, or something. Sorry. =(
It always surprises me how...un-gay Yaoi con is. I mean, it's IS a gay porn convention. Everyone seems more open and willing to engage in ay poses, but really, I feel like I see almost as much at other cons! It's just more concentrated here, I guess. It feels sort of tame, I guess. Not that it's bad, but I think a lot of people think it's some sort of wild gay orgy con or something! I'm so happy that 95% of people attending are so open, it's like a breath of fresh air. I do feel pretty bad for all the non Y-Con attendees staying in hotel though... I personally got some strange looks, and I was fully dressed the entire time I was outside the hotel room. XD
So yeah. Here are some pictures. I'm in most of them, because I asked Nur to take pictures for me/of me at the con. Sorry. D=
Roar roar, it's Raptor Dio time!
James as Subaru. I loooove his cape. ♥
Dio loves coffee. Coffee and rocks. I carried around a sugar rock later, but it was pretty nasty.
astrokittie, joeshadows, Manly Kittan, toggy, and I with out awesome pony sticks. I'm a double pony rider.
joeshadows's pony stick was actually a bloodied wig head, because he was cosplaying as Patrick Bateman. Pretty fitting, me thinks. Manly Kittan decided to taste the delicious blood. I don't think it was very delicious. =\
This may be my new favorite Jacuzzi photo.
Tog gave me a piggyback ride. It sort of made me nervous. I thought I might break her back. =(
kiraqueen and I on Saturday night. (Picture from CalAnimePhotos)
Ring ring ring, it's the JoJo phone! (Isn't Lucy SO ADORABLE?)
The circle of wife: Manly Kittan, toggy, and I. I am Tog's wife, she is MK's, and MK is mine. We are so loving. ♥