< Seraphim >
Wednesday - August 13, 2003
I'm starting to feel like an authentic con vagabond. I now recognize people who are also on the con circuit like Rik and Jeff from Seattle who I saw at Katsucon, A-Cen and San Diego Comic Con. I know the names of other guests and the translators. We are even getting repeat visits from fans who I recognize. I would have thought that this would be impossible with the number of people we have met this year. I wish my memory was so good when it came to course work.
Piro has inadvertently created a monster. I love it. This con was especially fun - I actually got to go shopping. I got Piro a Nekobox t-shirt. He never says it but I know he thinks it. It's perfect for him. I also got him some Ruri stuff. I love giving Piro presents. Best of all for myself I found a Nohohon plushie and an Ah! My Goddess Belldandy image I have wanted for years. I like to think of it as supporting the weak economy.
The Naze Nani Panel went well. Our presentation was a top ten list of 'Why Megatokyo Sucks' by Piro and I did 'Seraphim's top 10 reasons Megatokyo doesn't suck'. In Chicago I messed up and said 6 when I should have said 5. Let me tell you, 1800 people yelling simultaneously "NO! Five" at you is scary. This time Piro mixed up the numbers. I'm glad it was him and not me. We also unveiled the prototype of the new 'Darkly Cute Blanket'. It isn't available yet but it will be this fall. Please read the previous line twice. All I can say is that it is being manufactured as you read this.
A fan happened to mention the radio play that was posted in the forum a few months back. Piro and I really enjoyed it. After I was reminded I got to tease Asmodeus about how the voice actor totally captured his sleazy side. It is really funny, people think Asmodeus and I don't get along in RL because what is going on in the comic. We are friends. Although, I think he secretly enjoys the torture of my Seraphim character in the comic.
We signed a lot of autographs and had a lot of pictures taken. After seeing so many bad pics of me taken at SDCC where I blinked or was talking and had that half closed eye stoned but happy look - I thought I should just start making faces when having my picture taken. Kind of like Calvin during school pictures. Do it on purpose! Go for the Astroboy Crisco look. Maybe I can draw a face on my abdomen. It can't look any worse than the unintentional goofy looks people seem to capture when I'm trying to be photogenic. Next time, I swear I'm doing it.