A few days earlier, we got an email from the Japanese station UTB Hollywood that they wanted to film our event.
So in addition to organizing the event, I had to juggle handling communication with the TV crew. It was pretty stressful...but! My competent friends helped me through it! I am a lucky person.
Anyway. Our event will be featured briefly on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm or so. They said an online version will be available the Monday following, so hopefully I can post that later on our We [Heart] Japan website.
The event itself was a success! Everyone looked like they had fun.
The power went out a couple of times, but even while they were waiting for it to get fixed, they amused themselves by singing "Stand By Me."
Here are some pictures:
Thank you to everyone who came to make this a fun night! And please look forward to our next event!!
I had to drop off the t-shirts and flyers for We [Heart] Japan to Image Anime, who graciously agreed to sell our t-shirts at their booth.
One of the guys who was working for the convention was really nice and offered me a ride on one of those golf cart-ish things. So I didn't have to walk across the exhibit hall with my heavy Comic-Con bag full of t-shirts.
After I dropped off the t-shirts I took the opportunity to say hi to some of the people I knew.
I went to say hi to the Bandai gang...
No, not the K-ON girls but the actual staff (not pictured).
Then I went to say hi to Aksys Games...
...but they weren't there.
The MangaGamer people were also not there.
So I ended up with pictures of empty booths.
I also said hi to Anime Jungle, but forgot to take a picture. It was because I spent most of the time there talking to T-san.
After leaving Anime Expo, I went to Hanaichimonme. I was meeting my friends and We [Heart] Japan group for dinner.
But then I got a call from MangaGamer staff S-san, so I excused myself and headed over to the hotel they were staying at.
S-san gave me my Anime Expo badge and we discussed the MangaGamer panel I was supposed to interpret for them on Sunday for a bit, and then I went back to my dinner.
And then it was time for We [Heart] Singing for Japan.