Back from Anime Expo 2013 and here’s a little recap:
We had to leave late on Day 0 for our six hour drive because Justin couldn’t get the day off of work. So by the time badge pick-up ended at 9 P.M., we, well, we were somewhere between San Jose and Los Angeles, hell if I know exactly where. And by the time we got to our hotel, it was way past midnight. To make things worse, being the idiots we are, we did not sleep as soon as we possibly could have, despite needing to be awake at 7 A.M.
Needless to say, Day 1 turned out to be an exasperating day of sleep deprivation, long walks in the miserable heat, extended line waiting, and general fatigue. At various times in the day, the excitement I had from something like simply seeing the convention center was enough to jolt my body completely with energy, but not enough energy to last long. One amazing experience was a skateboard ride across this beautifully lengthy strip of land along the Staples center paved with the quite possibly the smoothest cement I have ever skated on. It was heavenly. I dare to say that was the first time I’ve felt the full euphoria of a skateboard ride. As for the rest of the day, I arrived at my Artist Alley table about two hours late, but I didn’t care about my financial success at Anime Expo far as much as I did with FanimeCon.