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Title: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BumbleB on April 16, 2009, 11:49:40 PM
I"M SO EXCITED  ;D
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on April 16, 2009, 11:59:22 PM
its my chance to get away!!!! fanime is my yearly vacation and chance to.. have fun.

FREEDOM!!! i can't wait.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on April 17, 2009, 12:21:37 AM
I presume that we are all excited =P
Otherwise WTF are you doing on these forums?
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Barnes on April 17, 2009, 01:05:35 AM
My question is, who isn't?
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: chanocular on April 17, 2009, 09:33:20 AM
...I'm only on the forums because I can't concentrate at work. 0.o Plus I am excited for Fanime too.  ;D
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Jerry on April 17, 2009, 09:34:34 AM
um, staff... we used up pretty much plan thru out the ENTIRE year planning for these 4/5 days. and many of us literally lose sleep over it. and sometimes sanity.

So please. be appreciative you 17,000+ fans out there.  :P

some staff have been doing this for a LONG time...

but ironically staff still get giddy, but just not in a way that you crazy kids do :P

Have fun, but for the love of goodness, try to be sane out there.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: chanocular on April 17, 2009, 10:06:20 AM
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So please. be appreciative you 17,000+ fans out there.  :P

...

dayum...is this the projected amount of people that will be attending Fanime? Thats like 5,000 more people than what other people said.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Sora on April 17, 2009, 10:12:00 AM
I'm totally excited. :D
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Sen on April 17, 2009, 12:12:14 PM
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So please. be appreciative you 17,000+ fans out there.  :P

...

dayum...is this the projected amount of people that will be attending Fanime? Thats like 5,000 more people than what other people said.

That's the highest projected amount I've heard too.....someone messed with the telephone.  :o

But yes, it is that time of the year again isn't it; when my inbox floods with e-mails everyday. It's Fanime time!  ;D

Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on April 17, 2009, 01:23:57 PM
I so excited that I'm mentally there already.  :D
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: kollunz on April 17, 2009, 04:26:33 PM
Fanime starts the last day of my finals.... So yes, I'm very very very very very excited.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: otaku_duckie on April 17, 2009, 04:54:33 PM
I can't wait to stay up all night with my friends partying!!! I want to meet new people and make new friends like last year!!  I can't wait to dance at the ball and cosplay!

oh btw, after Fanime is over does anyone else have a hard time adjusting back to normal everyday life? last year after fanime was over, for like two months I kept having dreams that I was still at Fanime. XD
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on April 17, 2009, 05:03:36 PM
I can't wait to stay up all night with my friends partying!!! I want to meet new people and make new friends like last year!!  I can't wait to dance at the ball and cosplay!

oh btw, after Fanime is over does anyone else have a hard time adjusting back to normal everyday life? last year after fanime was over, for like two months I kept having dreams that I was still at Fanime. XD
I know I do. I have a real hard time adjusting to the fact that it's over. Plus my sleep pattern is all thrown off (I don't really sleep during Fanime XD). When I wake up on the that Tuesday I still have the urge to go out and cosplay. XD
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mango Bunny on April 17, 2009, 05:26:04 PM
Dude, I'm in a panic. My boss is being a jerk and saying "I'm not letting anyone go anywhere Memorial day weekend" But other than that, I'm stoked!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: chanocular on April 17, 2009, 05:29:11 PM
Dude, I'm in a panic. My boss is being a jerk and saying "I'm not letting anyone go anywhere Memorial day weekend" But other than that, I'm stoked!

I remember when they used that as leverage against me because I never got my projects done on time until I said I'd quit. My boss stopped doing it. lol...

But I wouldn't suggest doing that since finding a job is kinda hard right now.  :-X

Last year, when fanime ended...I was in a crabby mood for about two weeks.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on April 17, 2009, 05:49:54 PM
I'm glad that work for me ends that weekend (I tutor) so I won't run into that problem. ALTHOUGH, I have to get ready for summer school. T_T
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mango Bunny on April 17, 2009, 06:52:16 PM
I work in the safeway bakery decorating cakes. Unfortunately for me, there is a graduation weekend that weekend. Estimated 60 - 100 cakes per day. Everyone is so dramatic.

And I'd threaten to quit but he'd probably fire me. My boss hates me. Pfft. I think I rule.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Dragon Ninja on April 19, 2009, 05:25:29 PM
I'm excited, but its kind of hard for me to get excited sometimes. It's my chance to just get away, have fun, and associate with my kind.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on April 19, 2009, 05:27:53 PM
i just put in for time off for fanime
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Dragon Ninja on April 19, 2009, 05:34:19 PM
i just put in for time off for fanime
I put in for time off for Fanime, months ago. I like to plan things ahead of time.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on April 19, 2009, 05:39:37 PM
i just put in for time off for fanime
I put in for time off for Fanime, months ago. I like to plan things ahead of time.
there are some limits at my job. if you put in for something too soon, they'll forget or loose the paperwork.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: MikoChika on April 19, 2009, 06:13:54 PM
one good thing about working at a family runned ( not my family) pizza joint is the boss is extremly easy going when it comes to takeing time off. Wanna week off? okay. He always says he'll figure out a way to cover my shifts. However there is only one other person doing the same sort of job im doing. so i kinda screwed that guy over, but thats what happens then they desided to have two people doing a three person job. And i'm the better of the two workers, so my boss is really gonna miss me. Maybe when i get back from fanime, he'll finally give me that raise i've been asking for...
But yes. im really excited for Fanime!!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mango Bunny on April 19, 2009, 06:24:12 PM
i just put in for time off for fanime

They don't let ANYONE go at my work during grad weekend. I'm going to have to call around all the other stores in the area and talk to the store managers about getting a replacement. I was basically just told 'no'
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Nina Star 9 on April 19, 2009, 06:48:52 PM
I'm almost to cosplay panic mode right about now... but first I have homework panic mode and then finals panic mode to get through. Thankfully school ends before the con so I'll have some time to get in some last-minute sewing, but I still need to keep working!

...thankfully everything but my shoulderpads and helmet are fairly easy to sew (oh, and a vinyl coat where everything is topstitched, but shh~ who cares about that little detail?), and I have an entire costume that will take me about a day (minus the skates... oh no those skates...)


...maybe I should get into cosplay panic mode sooner... XD
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: konataFTW on April 19, 2009, 07:10:33 PM
definately... but somehow while making crazy cosplays I become insane >_<
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Kyra_Maverick on April 19, 2009, 07:48:24 PM
i just put in for time off for fanime
I put in for time off for Fanime, months ago. I like to plan things ahead of time.
there are some limits at my job. if you put in for something too soon, they'll forget or loose the paperwork.
They do that at my job a lot too. I request Fanime off in January and make a copy of my request form after I get my manager to sign it. Then if they say they lost the paper work, I can just whip out my copy and demand my day off. Also, Memorial Day weekend is whats called a black out holiday where no one is supposed to request the day off. But since its a different day every year, if you request it early enough no one realizes what day it is until that month. At which point there's nothing they can do about it since I got it approved 4 months ago.

I'm also the only one that does my job, and when I take a day off they have to get someone else to cover for me. Unfortunately the one that usually covers for me also got that weekend off. Meaning I'm going to have a lot of catching up to do when I get back. 
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Haruka on April 19, 2009, 08:14:42 PM
its my chance to get away!!!! fanime is my yearly vacation and chance to.. have fun.

FREEDOM!!! i can't wait.

Serious!  Ditto!  Only this year, it's my chance to forget how miserable, broke and unemployed I am.

...weak...
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: PrincessCake on April 20, 2009, 08:27:25 AM
i'm very excited! This is my first time going to fanime!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: abcbadcat on April 20, 2009, 09:09:18 AM
I'm pretty excited

Fanime is the day I graduate from community college and starts my summer vacation

so I am pretty excited and I had fun last year but I want to meet more people this year and go to more events instead of just wandering around for hours and finding things to do... even though that is fun too.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: kgHapa on April 20, 2009, 09:33:51 AM
Yesterday got me pretty excited actually (the cherry blossom festival) so what can I say, Im pumped. Hopefully I'll have the balls to ride my motorcycle over 17 to san jose hahaha, eh but after that damn accident...shudder  :P ;D
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Jerry on April 20, 2009, 10:44:00 AM
Yesterday got me pretty excited actually (the cherry blossom festival) so what can I say, Im pumped. Hopefully I'll have the balls to ride my motorcycle over 17 to san jose hahaha, eh but after that damn accident...shudder  :P ;D

yah, safety first. We'd like to see ya @ Fanime.

about 33 days- ish and counting.

Woot.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Guise on April 20, 2009, 12:22:25 PM
I'm highly excited cos Fanime comes in the middle of a two week vacation to see friends. It's my first Fanime and first time travelling on my own outside own country! Really looking forward to the whole thing!!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Jerry on April 20, 2009, 12:36:08 PM
I'm highly excited cos Fanime comes in the middle of a two week vacation to see friends. It's my first Fanime and first time travelling on my own outside own country! Really looking forward to the whole thing!!

Outside of the country? Wow, where do you hail from stranger from another land? :)
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Guise on April 20, 2009, 12:45:04 PM
I'm highly excited cos Fanime comes in the middle of a two week vacation to see friends. It's my first Fanime and first time travelling on my own outside own country! Really looking forward to the whole thing!!

Outside of the country? Wow, where do you hail from stranger from another land? :)

England. It's only a teeny-tiny bit away. ^^;;
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Lordsnow on April 20, 2009, 02:37:09 PM
THAT THAR is how you know fanime is the best. We get people from oversees coming to California and fanime. *ignores other foreign visitors to other anime cons*
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Liquid on April 20, 2009, 02:41:34 PM
I thought getting people from out of the Nor Cal area was epic.... but I'm slowly learning that people come from other states too....and now countries!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BumbleB on April 20, 2009, 05:26:11 PM
i'm very excited! This is my first time going to fanime!

My first time going too!!!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BumbleB on April 20, 2009, 05:28:03 PM
I'm highly excited cos Fanime comes in the middle of a two week vacation to see friends. It's my first Fanime and first time travelling on my own outside own country! Really looking forward to the whole thing!!

Outside of the country? Wow, where do you hail from stranger from another land? :)

England. It's only a teeny-tiny bit away. ^^;;
WOW England to California. A shorter trip would be to Anime Boston... BUT YAY!! FANIME FTW! ;D
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: vash9898 on April 20, 2009, 09:56:09 PM
i'm very excited! This is my first time going to fanime!

My first time going too!!!

same here!!!! :3

cant wait!!!!!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Guise on April 21, 2009, 09:09:03 AM
I'm highly excited cos Fanime comes in the middle of a two week vacation to see friends. It's my first Fanime and first time travelling on my own outside own country! Really looking forward to the whole thing!!

Outside of the country? Wow, where do you hail from stranger from another land? :)

England. It's only a teeny-tiny bit away. ^^;;
WOW England to California. A shorter trip would be to Anime Boston... BUT YAY!! FANIME FTW! ;D

I'm sure I saw elsewhere on the boards that there were a few other europeans heading to Fanime, some even further afield I reckon, but yeah...it had to be Cali, everyone knows thats where all the coolest fans gather for their cons.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: PrincessCake on April 21, 2009, 12:05:08 PM
I'm highly excited cos Fanime comes in the middle of a two week vacation to see friends. It's my first Fanime and first time travelling on my own outside own country! Really looking forward to the whole thing!!

Outside of the country? Wow, where do you hail from stranger from another land? :)

England. It's only a teeny-tiny bit away. ^^;;
WOW England to California. A shorter trip would be to Anime Boston... BUT YAY!! FANIME FTW! ;D

I'm sure I saw elsewhere on the boards that there were a few other europeans heading to Fanime, some even further afield I reckon, but yeah...it had to be Cali, everyone knows thats where all the coolest fans gather for their cons.
You should be going to Anime Expo though! One of the biggest anime conventions in the world!!!!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: OtakuMessiah on April 21, 2009, 07:32:42 PM
This will be my second fanime and I've been counting down this one since the last one ended!!! So yea..it's soo close now I can almost taste it!!! *mmmm fanime
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on April 21, 2009, 07:41:37 PM
This will be my second fanime and I've been counting down this one since the last one ended!!! So yea..it's soo close now I can almost taste it!!! *mmmm fanime
Same.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Dragon Ninja on April 21, 2009, 07:42:17 PM
This will be my second fanime and I've been counting down this one since the last one ended!!! So yea..it's soo close now I can almost taste it!!! *mmmm fanime
Same.
Ditto.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: konataFTW on April 21, 2009, 09:31:01 PM
i'm very excited! This is my first time going to fanime!

My first time going too!!!

same here!!!! :3

cant wait!!!!!


waaaaaaaaaah me too the 'tis the reason I want everything eprfect kyaaaah XD
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: abcbadcat on April 21, 2009, 09:54:05 PM
This will be my third Fanime

TBH I am not really into anime much anymore but the vibe of the whole con is pretty chill

that and meeting new people is always a plus
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: shinjiboy on April 21, 2009, 09:56:33 PM
I've been excited all since it ended last year...but school has been kicking my butt so I haven't had much time to daydream about this.  And plz don't remind me how soon it'll come up in days.  It just reminds me how little time I have to make a cosplay on top of everything else.

But all in all, I'm glad this event is coming up.  I wonder what surprises will turn around the corner?
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: heeroyuy135 on April 21, 2009, 10:51:11 PM
I love how Fanime kicks off summer vacation for me :)
I always look forward to returning
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mister_E on April 21, 2009, 11:01:27 PM
When I get excited for Fanime I get nightmares about Fanime.

Like I forget either my cash, my badge, my costume,...my pants...

And since it's like a month away, they've been coming oh, yes.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: chanocular on April 21, 2009, 11:44:53 PM
When I get excited for Fanime I get nightmares abut Fanime.

Like I forget either my cash, my badge, my costume,...my pants...

And since it's like a month away, they've been coming oh, yes.

That is one of the symptoms of being excited for Fanime.  :)

I've been having dreams where I'm stuck in Slow-mo at the convention, however the convention moves very quickly and it ends before I could cosplay. Then I wake up realizing Fanime hasn't started yet. =D

This year I'm going to be more involved and meet new people!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on April 21, 2009, 11:56:14 PM
When I get excited for Fanime I get nightmares abut Fanime.

Like I forget either my cash, my badge, my costume,...my pants...

And since it's like a month away, they've been coming oh, yes.

That is one of the symptoms of being excited for Fanime.  :)

I've been having dreams where I'm stuck in Slow-mo at the convention, however the convention moves very quickly and it ends before I could cosplay. Then I wake up realizing Fanime hasn't started yet. =D

This year I'm going to be more involved and meet new people!
I know what you mean. I haven't had any dreams but I feel  like the closer it gets to Fanime the slower it gets here.  I'm tryin to meet people as well. XD
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on April 22, 2009, 12:27:26 AM
When I get excited for Fanime I get nightmares abut Fanime.

Like I forget either my cash, my badge, my costume,...my pants...

And since it's like a month away, they've been coming oh, yes.

That is one of the symptoms of being excited for Fanime.  :)

I've been having dreams where I'm stuck in Slow-mo at the convention, however the convention moves very quickly and it ends before I could cosplay. Then I wake up realizing Fanime hasn't started yet. =D

This year I'm going to be more involved and meet new people!
I've been having a few dreams and nightmares also.
For some reason the Convention center is always a dome shaped building with a hallway that wraps around it all the way...
(Sigh) I'm so excited it's sad.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on April 22, 2009, 01:39:16 AM
I'm a little better than I was last year. I actually packed a week before Fanime >.>
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BumbleB on April 22, 2009, 08:52:44 PM
When I get excited for Fanime I get nightmares abut Fanime.

Like I forget either my cash, my badge, my costume,...my pants...

And since it's like a month away, they've been coming oh, yes.

That is one of the symptoms of being excited for Fanime.  :)

I've been having dreams where I'm stuck in Slow-mo at the convention, however the convention moves very quickly and it ends before I could cosplay. Then I wake up realizing Fanime hasn't started yet. =D

I had a dream that it was the day of Fanime but my costume wasn't done yet . D: I had the same dream about Halloween too but I had a lot of costumes but I couldn't decide on who to go as.  :-\
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mango Bunny on April 22, 2009, 09:13:29 PM
Now I'm extra excited because it looks like everything with work will work out and I am ready to PAR-TAY.

And by party I mean walk around for 4 days without eating and look at anime merchandise and costumes! Yeah!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: abcbadcat on April 22, 2009, 09:24:20 PM
I love how Fanime kicks off summer vacation for me :)
I always look forward to returning

Same for me
I am going to have to miss most of Friday as I am going to be graduating then but I'll be there during the night
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mango Bunny on April 22, 2009, 09:51:09 PM
I love how Fanime kicks off summer vacation for me :)
I always look forward to returning

Same for me
I am going to have to miss most of Friday as I am going to be graduating then but I'll be there during the night

Graduation shmaduation! Fanime > graduation!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mearibesu on April 24, 2009, 10:04:20 AM
So excited!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Jerry on April 24, 2009, 12:36:34 PM
less than 4 weeks ppl.

im guessing its crunch time for money making, working out for cosplay bodies, and making costume.

sorta should be a documentary.

28 days before... [Fanime] :P
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on April 24, 2009, 01:14:25 PM
less than 4 weeks ppl.

im guessing its crunch time for money making, working out for cosplay bodies, and making costume.

sorta should be a documentary.

28 days before... [Fanime] :P

Indeed.
And my Pretzels shall stain the ConFloor red!!!
But not really =P
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: billgoku on April 24, 2009, 02:03:42 PM
Yeah I'm hogging all the hours I can at work, its a good thing I work in a tipped position because that's where all my savings come from. Other than that, yeah, I'm freaking shaking with excitement.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on April 29, 2009, 01:05:14 PM
less than 4 weeks ppl.

im guessing its crunch time for money making, working out for cosplay bodies, and making costume.

sorta should be a documentary.

28 days before... [Fanime] :P
I'm doing a all the above. In some cased doing some at the same time. I'm working and also working ob my hammer for my King Dee Dee Dee costume (I have a really cool boss)
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Kawaii_the_ULTRA_chibi on April 29, 2009, 05:31:40 PM
o_o am I excited? 0_0 AM I EXCITED!
NO!
Im extatic! :o I can't wait. Gonna meet people, gonna ditch my friends to meet people, YEAH! XD
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BumbleB on April 29, 2009, 05:33:10 PM
o_o am I excited? 0_0 AM I EXCITED!
NO!
Im extatic! :o I can't wait. Gonna meet people, gonna ditch my friends to meet people, YEAH! XD
None of my friends are coming . :'(
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: kollunz on April 29, 2009, 06:36:47 PM
I looked at my calender this morning and I dropped my fork. 3 more weeks ....
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BumbleB on April 29, 2009, 06:43:28 PM
I looked at my calender this morning and I dropped my fork. 3 more weeks ....
GAH!!!! I can't work on my cosplay next week because of testing!!!! Oh wait, no homework. I CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT!!!!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on April 29, 2009, 07:14:00 PM
im looking up pinatas at party stores.. also, i need to get pants.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BumbleB on April 29, 2009, 07:16:21 PM
  i need to get pants.
Sounds really wrong... LOL XD :D I need to too.  http://cgi.ebay.com/Japanese-Mens-Gray-HAKAMA-Thin-Stripe-79cm-2128_W0QQitemZ180350612841QQihZ008QQcategoryZ29452QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on April 29, 2009, 07:18:21 PM
i found some.. kinda close to what i want/need, plan on running down to walmart tomorrow. its right across from the party store with pinatas..
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on April 29, 2009, 07:57:02 PM
I am excited...but I never got to my costume this year. *sad* Oh well!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Shinsengumi on April 30, 2009, 01:46:10 AM
I just hope I have enough money to go since it's hard to make money now. I'm some what ready for fanime.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on April 30, 2009, 08:03:35 AM
Yeah, I don't have money either. lol I never do. But I am satisfied with just looking and seeing new things. One day I'll have cash to spend. I gather business cards though.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Junon on April 30, 2009, 04:29:42 PM
Been going since it started in Hayward, CA.

I am a bit excited but not as much as I used to be when I started attending FanimeCon. I have to admit, I am not a fan of anime (I don't dislike it). But I found that there are many non-anime related things to do at FanimeCon or in San Jose during that weekend. One of the most important reasons for me to be there is that (including myself) my friends, all of them, actually have the entire weekend off. It's the only time we have a coordinated weekend off for us to hang out. Since some of my friends live close to San Jose, we've chosen to use FanimeCon as a hang out spot for us. Despite having full weekend passes and a hotel room for 3 nights, we often go to other places in San Jose. Movie theaters, night clubs, etc. Sometimes we remain in the hotel room to play some X360 or watch DVDs, use laptops for Youtube or just get drunk.

So I am excited about being with my friends all in one spot.

What has changed the past few years is that my friends and I started doing the cosplay thing. Ever since we stormed in as Pirates back in 2007, we've felt it was now necessary to attend being part of the event rather than being a spectator. In turn it added the stress of building the costumes or spending a lot of money to get the quality you want. This year we're doing what we did last year (Metal), only we've just upgraded what we have now. I spent like $600 last year on pieces which I built into a costume. This year, spent maybe $200 just to upgrade it. Not fun having to spend a lot, but it was needed otherwise I'd go to the con as an unhappy camper.

So I am not too excited in the last minute cosplay work I need to do.

And of course there is the girlfriend difference. Normally we'd (the guys) go by ourselves. Everyone would ditch their wives or girlfriends for the weekend while they hang out with the guys. I never actually had a GF during a FanimeCon weekend which made me the only single guy of our group. So it was a bit exciting going to scope out the fangirls. ;) I've had many-many post-con encounters with girls and some which I've even dated, so why wouldn't that be exciting for a single guy? Well now, I have a GF (and happily so) and she and her girl-friends are coming to the con with us, and are going to dress the part matching our own costumes (for more impressive group shots). So in a way one aspect of excitement is gone. However it may create a new one with her being there. This time, I'm the only one in the group who ISN'T single while all my friends are and I think it'll be somewhat interesting to see how the guys and the girls I'm going with (all of which are strangers to each other) will interact with each other.

THAT could be an exciting Fanime. =p
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: namineartbook on April 30, 2009, 08:01:13 PM
Definately excited for Fanime, but there's so many things left to do. T.T Such as finish cosplay and earn more money at work. And also Swine Flu scare is definately worrying me. But other than that, I'm more than excited. ^.^
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: SimaSeph on April 30, 2009, 10:31:02 PM
AHHHH!! Just found out today that my boss approved vacation time! I can finally be fully excited because I know I'm going for sure! Now I just need to make a few adjustments to my costume and make sure my wig stays in pristine condition...
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: kaizoku on April 30, 2009, 10:47:30 PM
yes but unfortunately im living in florida for school. ill definetely go to 2010 though. no good cons down here in orlando.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on May 01, 2009, 07:59:38 AM
Junon:

I know what you mean! I am so bummed becuase the materials I need for my costume are expensive...and I don't make enough from tattooing @_@ I lost my job in 2007 and its been aweful trying to get back into the work force with a minor handicap. I wanted to do a pirate... lol and steampunk....but most of my stuff is packed away *again* cuz I am moving *again*. lol

I go to fanime to see my friends who are all far away. It's wonderful to see them, and I just got into the cosplay scene too. But not anime. I am doing Predator. Although this year the Pred has to sit at home until she's finished. But once I am done with the whole suit...I'll be set for years to come.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BumbleB on May 01, 2009, 02:51:53 PM
yes but unfortunately im living in florida for school. ill definetely go to 2010 though. no good cons down here in orlando.
There is always JACON http://www.jacon.org/ THEIR FINAL YEAR!!!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on May 01, 2009, 05:55:03 PM
i was supposed to go to the fabric store to get canvas for koga's bag, but i got a call to go to Sf today.. i went to SF today..
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: SOawesomeness on May 01, 2009, 07:25:06 PM
Rawrrrrrr... I just remembered that I need to find my costume...
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Laylian on May 02, 2009, 01:24:33 AM
Definitely excited! I have a countdown going on my iGoogle page. Every time I open the internet window, it reminds me that time is ticking away. 20 days and 6 hours until we (my group here) leave for Fanime~

..I need to get paid...
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Gekido 87 on May 03, 2009, 02:15:44 AM
I'm so excited that I keep posting on the forums waiting for that day to finally arrive. :p
But I feel restless praying that nothing bad will happen to my costume, it's currently in Japan. I hope my auntie doesn't forget to ship it here. I'd be really sad :'(
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mister_E on May 03, 2009, 03:49:40 AM
It's getting down to the wire kids!  :o

We are in the teens in terms of days.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: LakuriSyaoran on May 03, 2009, 10:40:03 AM
19 days every body!!!! *-*
i am sssooo excited!i finnally get to wear the costumes i got for christmas!!!!! XD
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on May 03, 2009, 03:14:37 PM
my hand started to shake when you said 19 days.

i have to get more money together, and still need to dye my pants the right color, and find out about meeting mah room mates and how im getting there and.... and..

::head explodes::
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BumbleB on May 03, 2009, 03:57:12 PM
my hand started to shake when you said 19 days.

i have to get more money together, and still need to dye my pants the right color, and find out about meeting mah room mates and how im getting there and.... and..

::head explodes::
I'm sewing and sewing and sewing!  Making props AND I have to commission a Haruhi headband AND make one for myself. *flails*
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 03, 2009, 04:07:36 PM
It's so close...

...and I don't even have material for one of my cosplays, haha. XD;; Ah well. It will only take me a couple of hours to sew that one. It's the "skates" that are going to kill me to make. (Not to mention finishing my other cosplay... I still need some materials for that, too, like spraypaint, which will then become a prop for the other cosplay, haha. Recycling, right? <3)

If nothing else, I can quickly finish gluing together props in the hotel room, right? As long as everything is sewn/painted? @_____@;;
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: heeroyuy135 on May 03, 2009, 04:30:18 PM
That feeling is starting to come back...OH YEAH!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on May 03, 2009, 04:32:42 PM
my hand started to shake when you said 19 days.

i have to get more money together, and still need to dye my pants the right color, and find out about meeting mah room mates and how im getting there and.... and..

::head explodes::
I'm sewing and sewing and sewing!  Making props AND I have to commission a Haruhi headband AND make one for myself. *flails*
and i have to finish sewing my sack, and it's gotta be by hand because i dunno how to use a sewing machine. i'm glad i decided not to do Menos Grande again this year.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 03, 2009, 04:32:50 PM
I''m pretty excited

I really want to go back to SVGL and next Saturday to play some more Maximum Tune

I also get to hang out with some really good friends at Fanime as well so I am excited for that alone
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on May 03, 2009, 05:20:39 PM
I need to remember to get that $200 dollars my Mom owes me.
And that $150 from my Dad
And that $55 from that one roommate
Then I need to continue to gather change from my lucnh money.

All in 19 days...
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mister_E on May 03, 2009, 08:19:27 PM
GAAAAHHHHH!

I'm getting my excitement twitches, I missed them I thought I wasn't going to(oh, there's another one) get them this year.

I NEED TO MAKE MY GUNDAM HORNS!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: havok rt on May 03, 2009, 09:38:46 PM
Oh only two and a half weeks until the WTF?! awesomeness that is fanime.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Dragon Ninja on May 03, 2009, 09:56:37 PM
I'm getting really excited now.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: PrincessCake on May 03, 2009, 11:39:57 PM
im not excited anymore. All because I missed the chance to sign up for the karaoke contests
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: CabbitJay on May 04, 2009, 07:56:25 AM
Oh yeah.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: otaku_duckie on May 04, 2009, 02:06:35 PM
WAH ONLY SEVENTEEN DAYS LEFT!!! Yay freedom from responsibility for 4 days!!!! YAY
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Danger on May 04, 2009, 05:32:13 PM
I was the only one to check "No who cares"    :-\

BTW, I am incredibly excited.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on May 04, 2009, 07:24:06 PM
I was the only one to check "No who cares"    :-\

BTW, I am incredibly excited.
You obviously are lying as you selected "No who cares" =P
I wish I could not care.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Danger on May 04, 2009, 08:37:32 PM
I was the only one to check "No who cares"    :-\

BTW, I am incredibly excited.
You obviously are lying as you selected "No who cares" =P
I wish I could not care.
i was j/king. D'uh! lol
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on May 04, 2009, 08:46:05 PM
I was the only one to check "No who cares"    :-\

BTW, I am incredibly excited.
You obviously are lying as you selected "No who cares" =P
I wish I could not care.
i was j/king. D'uh! lol
Obviously thats a lie too.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Danger on May 04, 2009, 09:08:38 PM
I was the only one to check "No who cares"    :-\

BTW, I am incredibly excited.
You obviously are lying as you selected "No who cares" =P
I wish I could not care.
i was j/king. D'uh! lol
Obviously thats a lie too.
.....i can already tell if we meet, we are gonna have problems.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on May 06, 2009, 03:56:56 PM
I was the only one to check "No who cares"    :-\

BTW, I am incredibly excited.
You obviously are lying as you selected "No who cares" =P
I wish I could not care.
i was j/king. D'uh! lol
Obviously thats a lie too.
.....i can already tell if we meet, we are gonna have problems.
Lies!
But really, I'm an easy guy to deal with =P
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Gekido 87 on May 07, 2009, 02:38:51 PM
Just hanging in there only about 2 weeks left  :o
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 14, 2009, 02:50:01 AM
I need Fanime to save me from the depression and oppression of finals!!!!! T_T
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 14, 2009, 03:43:56 AM
I have a class on Monday and a class on Wednesday then I am done

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :D
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 14, 2009, 01:55:55 PM
I have a class on Monday and a class on Wednesday then I am done

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :D
We'll be free from the shackles of school! XD
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: MikoChika on May 15, 2009, 03:35:18 AM
Classes are done for me. woot! life is good. now to just run through the check list of what i need to bring, and to make sure the car my friends and i are takeing has had a check up. i really..really don't want to have it break down on our way to fanime..it would suck to be stuck in the middle fo nowhere. I'd no doubt have scenes from The Hills Have Eyes poping through my mind.. kyaaaaa. o_o;;

But seriously..i'm excited.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 15, 2009, 09:31:17 AM
What kinda car do you have?! o_O. I need to hustle and finish getting the rest of my costumes done. That's pretty much what I;m doing all day so I can work on a couple of papers the rest ofthe weekend. It's almost HERE!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Lordsnow on May 15, 2009, 10:17:19 AM
Classes are done for me. woot! life is good. now to just run through the check list of what i need to bring, and to make sure the car my friends and i are takeing has had a check up. i really..really don't want to have it break down on our way to fanime..it would suck to be stuck in the middle fo nowhere. I'd no doubt have scenes from The Hills Have Eyes poping through my mind.. kyaaaaa. o_o;;

But seriously..i'm excited.

If my car broke down on the way to fanime (the like.. 1hr -2hr drive), i'd probably have The hills have size in my head. So would one of my other friends.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on May 15, 2009, 10:55:17 AM
Yeah don't be like me in 2007...having the car explode. XD o.o....
Right at the convention parking garage.

Even though it's been restored and fixed, I don't drive that car long ass distances anymore.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: ewu on May 15, 2009, 11:26:27 AM
Staff (me and Jemz) secretly check this thread when we are stressed:)
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 15, 2009, 11:29:24 AM
XD. The perfect stress releaver.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: obliviousedward on May 15, 2009, 02:47:39 PM
At this point the only thing I'm even remotely stressing over is making sure my friends and I still have a hotel room to stay in. XD  I had to call the Fanime housing yesterday to cancel an extra Marriott room that I thought we'd need (but it turned out we didn't), so here's to hoping they cancelled the right one!  ...I think I'm just being a huge worrywart like I always am. *punches self*  It'll be fiiiiine.

Aside from that I'm super mega-excited! 8D  Bring it on!  Fanime, here we come...!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Dragon Ninja on May 15, 2009, 05:42:26 PM
I have a class on Monday and a class on Wednesday then I am done

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :D
We'll be free from the shackles of school! XD
I'll be free from the shackles of work and be around my fellow otakus.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 15, 2009, 07:48:04 PM
I have a class on Monday and a class on Wednesday then I am done

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :D
We'll be free from the shackles of school! XD
I'll be free from the shackles of work and be around my fellow otakus.
*chewing the shackle chains* Sooooooooon T_T
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on May 15, 2009, 07:53:21 PM
I'm VERY excited.  I'm basing my entire life off of "how many days until Fanime" now.  LOL.  I have a HUGE event I've been planning at my school in like 36 hours, but I could care less.  It's all about Fanime now.  Woo Hoo!!!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Guise on May 17, 2009, 10:40:47 AM
I actually fly out in almost exactly 12 hours time to get to Cali a few days ahead to relax with some people. Excitement is now mixed with fear and anticipation. Fearcitepation.  :o I'm travelling from 40F and heavy rain to SJ's current climate...I mean, how bad can it be, right?  ;)
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: kaizoku on May 17, 2009, 11:43:32 AM
damn you all! i still have 4 months left to graduation, so i wont be coming back from Florida!! oh well, im definetely going to 2010!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on May 17, 2009, 07:00:45 PM
i've already packed the rice cooker, the booze, the ramen, and a pair of pants. i'm ready.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: randomlyyellstuff on May 17, 2009, 08:54:53 PM
Christ, I can't wait. It's my first ever con, so I'm ridiculously excited now. I finally finished one of my wigs today so I'm 100% ready :D
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: havok rt on May 17, 2009, 09:01:22 PM
Ugh The next five days will be murder. The excitement that Fanime brings is mixed with the nervousness of first time cosplay, sharing a room, and my stand up set. Its weird feeling, but I like it.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 17, 2009, 10:18:13 PM
Why did I have to wait to finish my cosplay right when finals started. T_T *works on paper*
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 18, 2009, 11:20:13 AM
I just received the stuff for my cosplay and I need to work on that along with a final on Wednesday.

I'll get it done but kinda stressful.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 18, 2009, 02:09:03 PM
I just received the stuff for my cosplay and I need to work on that along with a final on Wednesday.

I'll get it done but kinda stressful.
I know what you mean >.<;;;
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Runewitt on May 19, 2009, 01:23:51 AM
fanimefanimefanimefanimefanime!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Shinsengumi on May 19, 2009, 02:22:34 AM
Hell Yeah Fanime is coming in a couple of days, It's party time 8)
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Mister_E on May 19, 2009, 03:28:17 AM
Geez, these last few days are ALWAYS the longest!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Lexy on May 19, 2009, 08:57:54 AM
Geez, these last few days are ALWAYS the longest!

Very true.


2 more days!


Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Steve.Young on May 19, 2009, 09:03:59 AM
Psh. You guys need to work staff.

It feels like Fanime is already here.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Lexy on May 19, 2009, 09:05:53 AM
Psh. You guys need to work staff.

It feels like Fanime is already here.

Hrm...did that before...never will againĀ  ;D
Then again I was just a rover during those two times.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: kgHapa on May 19, 2009, 10:10:00 AM
Hey everybody! I know fanime is just around the corner and Im damn stoked! In case you didnt see my thread earlier ( http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12149.msg321308.html#msg321308 ) I am doing a research project on fanime regarding sound, language, etc. in both the fanime event and general fandom itself. If anybody has any interesting ideas on what to specify my research on or would be down for an interview let me know! I'll provide pocky!!!!
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: Guise on May 19, 2009, 10:49:57 AM
Taking the cab to the hotel and seeing banners for fanime hanging from the lampposts...that was exciting! Nice one, guys!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: MikoChika on May 19, 2009, 12:13:07 PM
I'm already having a hard time falling asleep at night. Here I am a 21 year old and i still get so excited before a trip that i lose sleep x.x

Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 19, 2009, 12:18:12 PM
I still need to complete my cosplay, I have a final tomorrow, and a bunch of other things I need to do.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 19, 2009, 03:44:44 PM
I hope I can finish everything and pass my finals!!!!! T_T
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: MikoChika on May 20, 2009, 06:34:31 PM
All is set and ready! now to just wait til 3:30 tomarrow morning when my friends will pick me up and we'll be ont he road to Cali! woot.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 20, 2009, 08:00:22 PM
I'm working on my last paper as we speak. Also waiting for my hammer to and headband to finish drying.
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: heeroyuy135 on May 20, 2009, 09:45:12 PM
I'm done with school, I'm done with work (assuming they don't call me in tomorrow)...all I need to do is make a cash run, do last-second errands, and rest for the early Friday morning drive!
Title: Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
Post by: SimaSeph on May 20, 2009, 09:48:29 PM
In 11 hours I fly out of Denver and I'll be on my way to San Jose. I can barely contain my excitement! It is very difficult to concentrate on work at this moment...