Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Can't Sleep Con Will Eat Me

5 September 2005

Well, I didn’t quite make my deadline. I had all the pieces knitted the night before the first day of AnimeFest. But I still didn’t have the sections sewn together and all the loose ends weaved up. And for some reason, I thought it would be nice to get some sleep before working registration. Go figure.

As always, I had a good time at con. I visited with some old friends and made a few new ones. I saw some good anime, spent way too much money, and did a lot of people watching. I am always amazed by the amount of work people put into their cosplay. I snapped quite of few shots, which can found in my Flickr account.

A large number of Fire and EMT personnel heading out to New Orleans to help with the post-Katrina relief efforts were bivouacking in the hotel where the convention was held. Units from as far as Denver were there. The con staff was nice enough to allow these hardworking men and women to enter the dealers’ and video room for free while they were waiting to be shipped off.

That evening, when I got home I started sewing. I took longer than I expected. It was 2AM before I finished weaving in the last loose end and dragged my tired butt off to bed.

But it was worth it. I got some real nice comments. And as I made Kumo in cotton it was nice and warm, which was fortunate as they keep the video rooms cold enough to hang meat. Granted due to the usual hot, humid Texas summer weather, I had to take it off when I went outside.


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