In just a few short hours, I will be on a plane to California! Anime Expo is this weekend and I intend to be there for all four days, with the day immediately preceding being spent at the beach (surfing?) with my uncle, aunt, and cousin! It's going to be a lot of fun, but I want to let you guys know where I'm headed (though I honestly doubt it'll matter much), and get you guys prepped for whatever crazy journals or photographs I may end up posting over the next five/six days.
I also wanted to give you guys the chance (last minute though it might be) to let me know whether or not we might bump into each other, be it accidentally or what, because that would be super neat! I've made a lot of friends at Anime Expo over the years, and I know there are at least a handful that watch me, so this is a good place to tell me if we can meet up again this year -- c'mon, don't let me walk around by myself!
I have a fair number of costumes I've set to wear, and if I can remember to, I'll update this journal with what I'll be wearing on each day, so if you think you see me, you can check me out. My badge will have my dA name on it (don't scream at strangers).Friday: Edward Elric
(costume trouble still pending; may be replaced)
Oh, and here is a repost of a safety warning
reposted a couple hours ago from tumblr by a fellow deviant,
; please read and be aware of this, even if you don't plan on changing your activities.
I'm not sure if everyone is aware of this, but ESPN is hosting the X-Games the same time the con is going on. This is a huge safety concern because there's going to be alcohol, and men, and alcohol addled men doing dumb shit, and there's going to be plenty of half naked girls running around, which only leads to trouble.
Please be very careful and be very wary of anyone suspicious and anyone that appears under the influence.
For more in detail info about this situation, please visit: www.cosplay.com/showthread.php…
And if you can, please spread the word and reblog this if you know anyone going to Anime Expo in LA this weekend!
Be careful, stay in a group, always have a way of contact. If worse comes to worst, be sure you can defend yourself!
TO EVERYONE ATTENDING ANIME EXPO:
HERE IS A MAP OF THE X-GAMES. a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0614/…
If you're coming from a hotel north of the convention center, the safest route to take is to walk down FLOWER STREET or HOPE STREET and then turn toward the convention center at either PICO STREET or VENICE BLVD!
WALK WITH CAUTION IN THESE AREAS. The X-Games attendees will most likely be ROWDY and AMUSED BY YOUR COSTUMES. They may assault you, harass you, or a variety of things. WALK IN GROUPS. DO NOT GO ALONE ANYWHERE.
Most events for the X-Games start around 2pm, but the earliest event is at 10am. That means to get to the convention center AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE so you'll encounter the minimal member of X-Games attendees. Information about the X-Games schedule can be found HERE. a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0614/…
EVERYONE BE SAFE. AGAIN, STAY IN GROUPS.
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS SO THE WORD GETS OUT.