Review: SNAFU Con
October 27, 2010
Well, SNAFU Con has come and gone. It was nicer than what I expected, though not as good as Fanime (which isn’t surprising in the least, especially since this was their first year). I was fairly impressed with what they did with the space they had and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what they do with it next year. One of the things that they offered (which I really liked) was the option to purchase your ticket for next year for $15; they also stated that next year would be 3 days instead of 2 (to be fair it was more like 1.5).
Zombie Review: Gungrave
August 9, 2010
A friend recently recommended some new anime to me: Gungrave. Some of the guys that did Trigun were involved in this as well which also piqued my interest. Gungrave is about the same length as Trigun (approximately 650 minutes), so it is a fairly quick watch. Overall I found it quite amusing, except for one little thing…. There will be some minor generic spoilers with relation to the story progression, though nothing terribly specific.
FanimeCon 2010 Wrap up: Part 2 of 5 – Saturday
June 2, 2010
== Saturday == Today’s entry starts almost exactly where yesterdays left off. Ya see, the 12th floor (where we were) is apparently party central, and Friday night (and by default, Saturday morning) is party time. So guess where the party was? Directly outside of our door. While the hotel might have great sound baffling between rooms, not so much between you and the hallway. So up until about 3am, every so often a group would (generally) be coming from the, or going to the, elevator (directly outside our door). There were loud and obnoxious and woke me up repeatedly. Generally though, they’d be gone in less than 5 minutes, so it wasn’t worth trying to call security. Not exactly my favorite way of starting a day (or ending it, depending on how you feel). The day itself actually started… oh hell… I can’t say a specific time, but eventually I was conscious, out of bed, and caffeine infused. Coke Zero & Doughnut holes, while not healthy, is a great way to take me from grumpy to hyper in nothing flat. After that it was off to breakfast at a place called Peggy Sues. They are your typical American restaurant in the fact that they serve enough food (per person) to feed at least 3 normal people. As a side bonus, their breakfasts were much cheaper than the $15 hotel buffet John enjoyed (he actually slept thanks to the joys of earbuds).