Well we made it to and back from Ohayocon. It was quite the long drive. But fun none the less. On to the basic rundown of everything we did. we took off from Grand Rapids, Michigan at around 8:30pm. Arriving in Columbus Ohio at midnight, it's fun driving at 90 down the highway, we pulled onto the local streets to see a rather immensley fancy hotel right before us. It was the Hilton. This place was HUGE! Had to be at least four stars, at least. Well we pulled in and got our room. It was kinda neat, first convention ever we were guests at. Ok, well technicly we had guest badges at Anime Iowa as well, but we weren't "mentioned in the program" guests. We got our badges set and headed in for the evening. After hanging out in the green room till we were kicked out, there was much History channel watching, I passed out around 4am or so only to pop back awake at 6am. I wake to find Aric hadn't slept a wink and wasn't going to for a while. Soooo.. we end up stumbling up and out the door on a hunt for food. To our surprise, the conssier suite (which is a special room on the seventh floor) was a place for people on the sixth and seventh floors to get free continental breakfast. And here we were thinking of trudging out in the cold. Meeting some staff members eating as well, we figured things were opening up and went down stairs to set up. Basicly being the first booth open in the entire place. It was fun talking to people in the short time I was able to sit on Friday. We were taken to Opening cerimonies, where I felt rather out of place, as when were where up on stage the only people who knew us where the other guests. Opening cerimonies just dragged like all hell. It stared 45minutes late, which mind you it's a convention, so thats not bad. The bad part was that the let people in while they where still setting up. The entire skit that they had desgined for opening cerimonies was dependent on the attendees not knowing what was being set up... ahh well. Anywho, from there it was off to my inking workshop. Aric was out of it so it was up to me and John, our writer, to teach the people about tracing... er inking. There really wasn't many people there. We had fun with those people who did show up though... and for shame on those of you who didn't... for SHAAAAAME. Afterwards, I got an hour break to sit at the table as Laschita went to do the anthropomorphic panel. Then it was off to the web comic panel with the Megatokyo guys. While it was fun, we felt kinda outa place, since our web comic has more scripts than comics. We were basicly plugged in there on a fluke. It was not one of the panels we were supposed to do. But once that was over, the day was drawing to a close and people were packing up. It was time to wind down with some mild drinks in the green room and chat it up with some of the other guest like people. Hung around with some old freinds and attended Uncensored Guests panel, as well as checked out Anime Hell. John and Aric went about chatting it up with attendees and playing a bit of Steel Rain, our Nigh-completed Tactical/RPG.
Saturday started off with us gathering our wits and heading down at 10am. We meeted , greeted and sold stuff to people for most of the day. Our Photoshop panel, at 6pm, played to a full house. Unfortunatley, someone forgot to put a projector in there for us to hook our computer up to. So, we entertained the attendees for fourty-five minutes till we got a projector. (BTW Thankyou Rayn Gavigan for getting that to us) It was rather interesting using black squares, pens and shadow puppets while explaining Photoshop. Once we had everything set up, we went for another hour or so past when we were supposed to. More fun was had by all. Once our group was regathered in our room, we went off to get dinner at the Chinese place across the street. PF Chang's I think... But anyway, it had excellent food there! I ended up at the Anime 54 party that was held be Jan Scott Frasier in honor of his 100th convention. It was quite the party, with everyone having a good time.
Sunday saw me groggily drudging out of bed at 9am to get to a 10am panel. Let me tell ya, a 10am panel on a Sunday morning is THEE worse thing in the world at a convention. Lucky for me, it was Light Wave and my partner Aric did most of the talking on that one. Well sunday went by quick and we closed shop at 4pm or so for lack of fans. Had a good meal at the Johnny Rockets across the street and said good bye to our writer. The night brough some winding down and hanging out as usual.
Monday morning, we had lunch with Bob and Em Dejesus, Jan Scott Frasier, and some other guests. We were gonna hang out some more with them after lunch, but our cars got separated by a traffic light and we didn't see them at Virgin Records Megastore where they had said the were gonna be, so we decided to head home. (Sorry for not saying good bye guys!)
Anyways, that was my weekend, now on to preparing for the next convention, ANIME CENTRAL!!!