My friend Ards and I ate breakfast at Denny's and headed to the convention center.
Here is a bunch of pedi-cabs(?) trying to get people to ride them (haha) instead of the shuttle. But the shuttle is always better. Sometimes you get a driver who gives you useful information. Like 175K people expected at this year's convention.
We get to the convention center. It's only Thursday, and yet there are so many people!!!
I don't even want to know what Saturday will be like...
Even the freebie table had a long line.
I went to the Company V booth and met up with my friend F, who designed the booth.
Then I tried to go to a panel but there was a big line...so I skipped it and decided to sit in at the Knight Rider panel so that I would be guaranteed a seat at the Activision and Stan Lee panel.
The Knight Rider panel was pretty interesting. I didn't really like the pilot/movie back in February, but it looks like they have a new executive producer(?) I don't know because I missed the beginning. Gary Scott Thompson worked on "Las Vegas" (I never watched it) and "2 Fast 2 Furious" (I also never watched it).
The actors were really late because of the explosion on the 5 freeway. Sigh, California freeways...
The clip showed KITT transforming from a truck(?) to a normal car. Or something. I couldn't tell...it happened so fast! I still like the Batmobile better.
I went to the Activision and Stan Lee panel because I have friends working on the project. So please check it out if you are into video games!
Here is Stan Lee and a representative from Shaba Games. Stan Lee is so old now... When Ards and I met him a few years back, he looked much younger. (I'll try to find the picture we took and post it here when I get back).
I was unhappy that they didn't display the Spider-Man game banner well. You could only see his hand!
The Street Fighter IV panel room was waaaay too crowded, so I skipped that. The Hulk vs Wolverine panel was too far, and probably crowded, so I skipped that too. And I think I would've been distracted thinking about how I translated everything as I watched it. (I translated the script to Japanese).
I remember how I really enjoyed translating Wolverine's lines because he's so bad-ass and I like how bad-ass men talk in Japanese.
Then I went to the Company BEI panel. They announced that FREEDOM will have a dub. My voice actor friend S is in it, so please check it out if you have a chance.
I was going to go to the Company DR panel but I had to talk to my editor at Company BEI about a few issues (regarding Code Geass stuff) so I missed it.
I was hoping Company DR would announce a few things that I worked on, but they only announced one of them. I'll talk about that when I get back from San Diego. (Can you guess which one it is?)
After the panels were done I went back to the exhibit hall. I was talking to my friend F and Ards when they saw a funny thing.
Hee hee hee. It's a cake made out of balloons. The owner of this balloon art said it was her birthday today.
And then I saw former marketing guy J of Company BEI, currently working at Company S.
And then I bumped into marketing guy H of Company A.
It's weird how I can bump into people in that huge exhibit hall.
I finished 2 pages of Ghost Hunt #10 today. Maybe I'll have better luck tomorrow...