Anime Expo Day 2
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Expo Day 2.
ready very early in the morning, ate breakfast at a nearby Denny’s restaurant,
and walked to the convention center afterwards. Today’s plan was just
like yesterday, to see as much as possible. We attended an anime
character drawing class this morning. They gave us some blank white paper
and pencil, while the instructor instructed and showed us how to draw a typical
character on the overhead projector.
Later on we decided to check out the exhibit hall. You can pretty much see an assortment of things in the exhibit hall, from merchants and vendors who sell anime, manga, t-shirts, bags, pictures, and other types of souvenirs. It’s also a good place to play some games and win prices in certain booths. Furthermore there’s always going to be cosplayers running around waiting for their pictures to be taken. Sometimes the special guests for the expo will be there holding autograph sessions. Sadly I never did buy anything from the sellers. The only souvenir that I bought for myself was the official Anime Expo 2008 t-shirt and the official pin.
Nakagawa was performing that afternoon in Nokia theater.
We then ate
at a nearby Panda Express very late in the afternoon, which made me feel better
afterwards, but still annoyed, then went back to the convention center.
The main event for the night was the Anime Expo Idol, sort of like the American
It was around 930 pm by the time the AX Idol event was over, we walked around the convention center one last time, it was practically empty, but I really wanted to go to the Anime Expo dance which is held late at night, so we went. They checked our IDs to make sure we were over 18. We didn’t know what to expect, and when we got there we didn’t know what to do. We’re not really into the whole club and dance scene. Me and my friend tried to dance to the beat of the DJ’s music, but never got into. I guess I was hoping to meet some cute girl dressed up in cosplay but that never panned out. And so it ends, and what a wonderful experience it has been. Every year more and more people show up to the Anime Expo, and the number of attendees increases every year.