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I came out of hiding for just one weekend.

At the last possible minute Decided to go to AC before heading off to My Roller Coaster Vacation.
I wanted to meet the Guest of Honor 'Rob Paulsen' and try to find a copy of 'Blacksad #3'
I Failed at both but it did not matter. His line was longer then for Space Mountain on the 4th of July.
I had not been to an AnthroCon in years.
Best way to describe it... ok... Your at a buffet and you can usually eat about 3 or 4 helpings.
This con is like force-feeding 20 plates all in one sitting.
I just cannot eat that much.
I am stuffed... cannot eat another bite.

Congratulations to the team that put this uncatigorical event together.
Guests of Honors, amazing. The best of the best. (And the original reason for me attending)
Rob Paulsen was so refreshing and inspiring. (Needless to say, my favorite voice actor) ;)
I went to all his lectures. What an amazing person.
The events were tight, on time, well run. High quality shows and lectures. I learned allot.
Staff really went out of the way to make the guests feel special and were very thankful.
Regardless of the size, its amazingly personal.
It was VERY Profesional and didn't have that "sleazy feeling."
The artists are all prodigies. I am humbled.
The guests were close to 3,000 of the nicest nicest nicest people I have ever met.
Every single one of them.
I could not walk 5 feet through the lobby without being greeted by some smiling face who recognized me. (Very Flattered) :>
There were several I wanted to greet but... I felt like I was always being pulled into 4 different directions at the same time.
The costumes are Hollywood quality.
As the i-phone is changing the changing the face of the telephone, AC may do the same for fan cons.
The whole damn local town is changing for the weekend. Local restaurants are open special hours and throwing con themed parties?? Making special AC T-shirts to sell. Renaming the menus. ... the hell? O_o
Looks like what the media had tried to ridicule has backfired and now turned the AC con goers into celebrities.
Local bars are greeting the attendees with special events and recognition. etc, etc. I had never seen anything like this before.
That's it in a nut shell, going on would become redundant. You get the picture.
My only constructive crit would be for the Elevator Nazi Dorsai to Lighten up. Your not presidential body guards.
Stop talking "down" to the guests. Very rude.
So outside of that. To all the Anthro Con Team *Standing Ovation*.
I met so many damn nice people I am numb. Weather we got to eat together, pass in the hall, ride the elevator together, or met for the very first time.
Thank you.
A+

*Jumps back off the face of the Earth*

:)

Comments

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_patches
Jul. 15th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
I saw you multiple times running around there but didn't want to say anything to you that might draw attention.
gusto_gummi
Jul. 15th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
Hehe. I saw you (And several other LJ Friends) as well but was being pulled into several directions at once. Well perhaps another day someplace less frantic. AC is like shaking up a nest of friendly and hyper hornets.
:)
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gusto_gummi
Jul. 15th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
magnusdiridian
Jul. 15th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, a circus indeed! Still recovering.
gusto_gummi
Jul. 15th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
A 10 ring Cirque Du Soliel. With cute costumes. :)
cashewlou
Jul. 15th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
As always, it was cool to see you again, my friend. o(:o)
gusto_gummi
Jul. 15th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Glad we were able to hang for a few min. :)
mitsu_chan
Jul. 16th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
I hope you don't mind that I added you on lj. :)
gusto_gummi
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Very nice of you. Thanks :)
Likewize.
mitsu_chan
Jul. 16th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks! :) I saw you briefly and wanted to say hi but I was a bit nervous.
twitchwolf
Jul. 16th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
I didn't even catch your badge name. That's my mom's side of the family's last name XD
gusto_gummi
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Was awesome to meet you too. :)
twitchwolf
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
That'd work as meeting me for the first time while neither of us had booze XD
artyskox
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
Thank god you surfaced!
Ah, you were at AC all this time! Search party Bush has been wandering for weeks out there worried you were in someone's trunk with duct tape on your mouth.. AND HUNGRY! Double whammy!
gusto_gummi
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
Re: Thank god you surfaced!
No way, thats funny. I had Mitches voice in my head when you said that. :)
"Allriight." :)
Crazy Cute icon there too. :) Did you draw it?
artyskox
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
Re: Thank god you surfaced!
Nah.. I can't draw worth a damn. Remember me mentioning the silly number of icons commission? Most of'em are done now.
gusto_gummi
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Re: Thank god you surfaced!
Damn. The artists out there are unreal.
seriously.
nice stuff. How much do these typically go for??
artyskox
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: Thank god you surfaced!
Less than they should be.. I got lucky with a random furbid auction though. He just sent me a message that the full collection should be uploaded in a day or two if you want to see.
tastyeagle
Jul. 16th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
I've got no idea what you look like so there's no way I could have met you, I think. Maybe I'll get a chance at whatever next con we both choose to head off to.

Glad you had a great time.
gusto_gummi
Jul. 16th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
I came up to you 2 times and wiped my mouth and said "Mmmmm Tasty" :)
redstorm
Jul. 16th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
I still need to get to meet you properly. I'm not sure if we met in passing before, but I don't know what you look like.
I was an amazonian cat for most of the weekend anyway, makes it harder to talk. ;)
d_l_leonine
Jul. 16th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
PandaGuy told me later in the weekend that we met and talked after the masquerade in the fursuit lounge, but I don't know what you look like (and I was still jacked up on adrenaline from the show). I remember speaking to many backstage and in the lounge that I didn't know, but I'm just that type of person.

....anyway, it was great to meet you.
tekfox
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
Dang, I didn't even know you were there. Bummer.
tchall
Jul. 16th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
It was good seeing you, and I'm glad to hear you had such a great time. Anthrocon does indeed rock! :)
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