Sunday: Pretty much was the fastest day and the quietest. Infact by the time we got into cosplay some people were leaving the convention early in the morning or early afternoon, which was sad to see some people go. But...I got to kiss Ryuchi bye. I think thats going to be a yearly thing probably if he comes every year. I didn't get up till like 8am on Sunday...a little later than I wanted, mostly cause I didn't go to bed till like 5am. Those beds were comfy and you couldn't hear aircraft taking off this time so I could actually sleep!
Pretty much we spent most of the day hanging around the dealers rooms buying up everything that was left over or nice. I purchased one of the dealer's promotion posters and stand with it for $80. It had Cloud and Sephy on it with other FF characters so I just had to buy it. Also picked up a Cloud/Vincent fan, that was simply cute. Also picked up FF7 Reunion files for 35 bucks and a Cloud/Zack fan art. They had the 10th Aniversary potion with ultimania there, but it was like $100. (Cough Rip-Off) I got mine for 30 bucks from Japan. Its even cheaper on ebay. And it never did sell by the end of the con I don't think...so maybe there are smart people about.
Photo shooting pretty much was dead on Sunday, I don't think many people asked us for pictures on Saturday much either. All I remember was hanging about the lobby with Yahriel. Most people weren't even in costume on Sunday. Kadaj's group left sunday afternoon...but I got a few shots with Reno taking gil from my man-skirt Cloud wears with his teeth. XP Then getting a couple of shots with Moogleroth. He was a funny guy. Took a lot of guts walking around as a moogle Sephy.
Hmm...Picked up our little goodybag for running a panel at the convention. Nothing big, just a couple of books, bag of candy, poster, and some other stuff. Other than that we just went to the closing ceremonies. Almost got the special seats facing everyone, but got moved back again....wierd staff. Prayed to win something at the raffle. But didn't win a dime. -Le sigh.--.- We went into the hotel grill and ate evening meal with Reno and Zack after that and just chilled for a while there.
After that everything seemed rather bleak and dead as everyone went their own way and 2007 con was over. Heh, that was until me and Yahriel went outside into the courtyard and just hung there with our Reno talking with a Naruto cosplayer. Flicked on some music and then people started to appear out of nowhere. First this asian guy who wanted to be in the auction, then Aussie Tseng came down with her roomie after they saw us from the third level window and just charged down after I waved to them. -Chuckle.- Kallyway joined us shortly after that... though I don't think Lazard joined us, I think they went to bed early because they were leaving early Monday morning.
After it got to about 9pm it was getting chilly so we all went inside and out the opposite direction into the pool area. (Don't know whose idea it was to go into the pool, but it was fun.) So yeah, what a way to finish a con by having your own private pool party at the end! Though only me and Zack were only in cosplay at the time. We all just sat by the hot Mako spring. (I'm calling it a Mako spring now because the water was green and steaming just like a Mako pit.) The water really was boiling hot though that you had to get used to its heat for a while, but it was very relaxing especially with the moon out and the stars above you. The Asian guy actually stripped off almost everything off to get into the pool. He wasn't shy at all. -laugh.- Even when he got out he did get naked infront of us and showed his little ass off before wrapping a towel around his waist and toddling off in a funny run for the exit. Haha, even left his shoes there. lestat the bishie even came out to us, and we asked him to be Sephiroth, but he said he'd want a decent outfit and wig for it, but wants to do Sephy. Tseng and Reno even jumped in the cold pool...not sure how freezing cold that was but, yeah... mad two. I miss you nutcases. We took a few photos there before the guy came out and told us we had to leave at 11 since they apparently lock the pool up.
So, clearing and drying up we all then just hung in Aussie Tseng's room, where Kallyway had apparently put up Tansformer porn on their laptop from youtube when I walked in. x.x Infact, I just found the link to it, so I'm gonna scare you and put it up. XP
Stuff still breaks my brain.
Reno tried to write Hojo in their bathroom sink in the dark with the glowing liquid inside the glow sticks that had been cracked open. It was hard to take a picture of with a camera though cause the stuff faded so fast. Eh, we got kicked out the room soon after that, because they wanted to pack their crap up. But I got to pose their Sephy, Squall, and Sora action figures in invocative positions with their weapons. Score. There is a picture of it too.
After that the day was over, very sad. We went to bed and took Reno with us, since she couldn't contact her dad to pick her up at the hotel.
Monday: Yes, I'm including the last day or so too because they really meant a decent memory toward the convention to me. But I'm just going to skip straight to it. The moment I woke up though I felt groggy as hell...first sign I came down with something. I went downstairs to eat breakfast alone since everyone was still miles away in sleep. I was the last person in cosplay. Yes, I feel sooo proud. Shachou was the last one in the hotel. Pretty much hung out in the lobby on the couch with Tseng, Reno, Yahriel and Zalia I think her name is. Taking more random pictures...before the bubbles came out. Now... its surprising just how much fun you can have with bubbles when given to con goers. Shachou was just chilling out on the couch, blowing bubbles idly-like and a Reno was just popping them like a Duo would. It was amusing. Most of the con straglers left on Monday morning actually, just as we said goodbye to Tseng, we left to JapanTown to drop Reno off where she lived.
Its actually quite good I remembered some of the buildings where the BART train dropped us off in Powell. Finding the street the bus picks you up took a while but I remembered going up then left and lucky spotted the street sign and just followed it till we saw the right bus. Riding to Pagoda Square was nice, I do love that little shopping mall. Even though my Geostigma was getting worse now...I could feel it really kicking my ass. I felt weak, nauseous, tired and my nose was all blocked and had trouble concentrating. So we walked around a while, checked out bookstores for hopes of finding the CC ultimania, but no such luck. So wondered into toystores instead but nothing there either. So by that time I just wanted to get some food and green tea. So we wandered back to the restaurant I wanted to go to...but I thought I'd take the opposite way around that we'd come down before. Though Yahriel asked why I was heading down that way, I just thought it'd be nice to take the other way. Now I know why my senses told me to go that way,... Just as I was looking half dead..my eyes saw the sight of cans in a window, widening I saw pictures of FF characters on them, Cloud mostly stuck out to me. (Official Cloud fan <3) So yes, I just squeaked inside, I think it was Denzeru muse and just dashed into the store like a fanboy while leaving Yahriel and Reno wondering what the hell had sparked my interest. I pounced on the counter and demanded for as many Cloud potions I could. Picked up three of the FF7 version cans, two AC Clouds and a Sephiroth one. They didn't have Shachou & Turks or Genesis nor Zacks.
But! I was content...I got to taste a Cloud potion. They also had the limited Sephiroth flavored potions, like 10 of them of the shelves. But they were still $95. God people are exploiting that for dumbasses who are stupid enough to waste money when you can get it cheaper elsewhere. The regular canned ones are really fruity tasting though, I actually liked it, and kept the can to take home with me.
Though I still felt really sick once that fan moment came over me. The adreneline went down and just callapsed into a seat at the restaurant and ate with lots of hot green tea. I still felt dead though... We walked about some more and saw the katana store before I wanted Japanese ice cream. That was good stuff. I noticed a few wallscrolls hanging up inside a music store as I was sitting down, so I went and investigated that place and ended up purchasing a Vaan and Cloud Wallscroll. Yahriel came in afterward and she purchased the Crisis Core soundtrack along with a Sephy plush. I think pretty much after that we'd spent up..and it was getting dark so we said our farewells and goodbye to Reno before we headed back to the BART and to the hotel on the second to last shuttle ride. I think thats when things started to sink in everything was over for me. There wasn't all the noise anymore or lots of people around. It was REALLY quiet. Well, since it wasn't too late I thought I'd do a few photoshoots of our own outside in the courtyard. Since I didn't have many Shachou pictures, we did some at the end before calling it a night.
Tuesday: Got up a bit later than normal and ate before we had to pack out shit up. Had to be out of our rooms for 12noon, I asked if they would store our stuff, because I wanted for us to revisit Millbrae district (Where Yaoicon was formerly held around the Westin/Chlarion hotels. Plus it was ceremonial like last year we spent our last day there.) and get food at Panera bread while drinking Kaa-san apple like we did a year ago. They okay'd it and so we packed out shit together...actually got it all done in like 30 minutes or so. Rather fast considering the room was kinda messy that day. And we had a lot of stuff. But yeah...wheeling our things through the door was a sad thing. So much fun happened, and it was coming to an end.
Stuffed our stuff in the hotel storage and paid up the hotel charges. Funny enough...they hadn't charged us for using the internet for 4 days. Even though there were odd moments were we recieved net when we shouldn't had. It was fucked up. But hey, I wasn't going to say anything, free net, free money bitches. And so we went off to the airport to catch the BART to Millbrae. Quite short since its the first stop. Man, it felt like sooooo long ago since I'd seen that BART station, walking down the stairs once more. Hah, I actually got distracted that much we walked the wrong way heading to Panera bread, my directions were still off and my sickness still getting worse. We passed a dead rat a long the way...which didn't make me feel much better. But we managed to get directions from a local pharmacy store and put back on track.
Arrived there in no time after that, crashed in one of the seats, though it was quite busy being lunch hour. I ordered one of their toasted sandwiches and their gorgeous brownies...I <3 panera bread brownies. Also some Kaa-san to top things off. We ate and then tried to access the free wireless there. It was slow as hell to begin with because there was a few others with their laptops out as well. Cosplay.com website wouldn't load to begin with for some reason it was considered restrictive material or some crap. yahriel backdoored it though, but Eurobeat king had only put up a few of Friday's pictures. Last year he had all three days up by Tuesday. Guess he took more pictures this time around we figured.
By about 2pm a few cleared out the room so we moved over to one of the larger tables that had power supply.( Yes, I noticed the power point, Yahriel didn't even know there was one. -Chuckle.-) so she could charge the battery while we got on her AIM to talk with few of her friends. Ended up being a threeway Roleplay with her friend who roleplays a Cloud with Yahriel's Zack. I roleplayed as Shachou as basically we were teasing the hell out of cadet Cloud throughout it, it was highly entertaining. Infact, I'm going to post a log entry of it here so you can read what we got up to.
Pretty much that was it, we had to head back to the hotel around 4pm because I had to check at the airport by 5pmish. And still ahd to get a poster tube from the airport to send my wallscrolls back to me in. The guy at the post counter said they would be 5 dollars, then a girl comes and says they are 10 dollars. We're like..no, this guy said it was 5 dollars. Stupid people. Anyway he sold it to me for 5 bucks so..I'm happy. Picked up our stuff and lugguage then just chilled in the hotel lobby while waiting for the shuttle driver to get ready for the journey back on the hour.
It sucked leaving the hotel, I really did love it...despite it being in a terrible location. It was really lovely though. I shall miss the Marriot San Mateo. But yeah the rest was just waiting for my flight while chatting and having a coffee because I felt really shitty with cold and flu at that point. My flight home was really bad, I could feel the pressure piercing my ears when landing and taking off.
Well there you have a summary of everything. I can't believe I wrote so much. Just goes to show how much fun we had this year. And we did a lot more too. Until Yaoi con 2008 comes around.