Woke up around seven twenty, about ten minutes before Sean’s alarm went off letting us know it was time to get some hotel breakfast. It was your standard continental breakfast except it all actually tasted pretty good. I had eggs with melted cheddar, sausage links and half waffle.
Sean and I hung out in the room getting a plan for our trip to the con. When we left we went to Gamestop to get a 3DS charger (I forgot mine and my phone charger at home). The guy running the shop asked where we were from and what we were in town for. When I said animazament he told us he should have guessed based on my Jay & Silent Bob/ Batman & Robin shirt. I guess that’s a sign I’m going to an anime convention based on the fact that when we get to the convention center I find a Jay and Silent Bob cosplay duo leaning against the wall.
We head down to artist alley one we arrive at the convention center to look for Megan. She offers to let us try her Lemon Chello that she says is a little to angry for her. Turns out she didn’t bring any cups or anything. I crawl under the table and take a swig so no one will see a liquor bottle in the convention center. The stuff is delicious. It tastes like a slightly more sour version of a lemon head. I let Sean know he needs to try it and while he’s under the table I crack open my Surge. The combination of flavors is awesome so I poor half the can in the bottle and Table Drinks are born.
I end up drinking enough to give myself a nice warm feeling that over the next hour will become a decent buzz. While we are hanging out Bucky and his friend Allie show as the Collector and the pink chick from the collectors collection. We’re going to call her Chrissy, Sean says she looks like like a Chrissy. They look amazing.
They chill out at the table with us and we try and help Megan sell stuff. After a while we all decide to roam as a group through the convention center. We barley make it five feet at a time without people stopping us to get a picture, but this is to be expected when you’re with good cosplayers.
We go to the Chinese place for lunch. I get the generals chicken with lo mein and fried rice. After lunch it’s back to Megan to take her a Jimmy Johns sandwich and to get table drinks. Zatch is at the table now and I get him to draw a Harley Quinn for me, he does a pretty damn god job.
Our friend Travis texts Sean to let him know he’s in line. We head up and somehow he’s already made it through the insane line and is waiting for us. We run into Cory, Amanda and Chris and talk for a while before taking Travis for table drinks. I go sit in a corner to try and charge my electronics for a little while before heading through the dealers room.
I see a lot of stuff I want and a lot I can point out to Sean, but I manage to not buy anything until I find a Harley Quinn poster that is awesome. After buying it I turn to the next booth that had the same poster for two bucks cheaper. If that doesn’t sum up my life I don’t know what does.
We continue on our walk through and come across a mystery bag labeled “Boner time? Grab bag?” with a picture of a clock with the minute hand on thirty-four and the dick on twelve. I offer that we should get it to make a video of us opening it. Sean agrees and I end up carrying it around.
At five thirty they make an announcement that the dealers room is closing at six this year. Sean heads back to a few tables he has found things he wanted some Travis and I finish the walk through.
The three of us go over to the Marriott to find Bucky’s crew hanging out while Bucky, in his black outfit Daredevil costume, gets bloodied up. I offer that we would have a better video of opening the Boner bag if we do it here. It was three different hentai dvds. Everyone in the room has a good time inspecting the cases and discussing the characters from well known animes defiling each other.
Once Bucky is ready for his photo shoot Sean, Travis and I head to the car to drop off our purchases before wandering place to place looking from Travis’ friend. Once we find him and his girlfriend we had over to Jimmy Johns to get dinner before Anime Hell. Turns out that there is a showing off Ghostbusters on an inflatable imax screen in the middle of the street. If it wasn’t at such a conflicting time I would stay and watch, but Anime Hell has been bumped to Friday at nine instead of Saturday at ten as it had been in previous years.
While eating Bucky meets back up with us. After everyone is fine eating we head over to get in line for Hell only to be informed that the line is cut off and no one else is getting in, but you don’t keep us out of Hell. We head up to the top floor and while everyone in line is walking in we simply walk through the other door. Hell is full of some very fun, very weird and in one case very off putting videos.
When all is said and done we make our way back to the hotel and I fall asleep watching a Tosh stand-up special.