Today was the day D was going home. I accompanied them to the airport.
There was a loooong line when we got there. The reason was the 100+ guys from Honda who came for overseas training for a few days. (I know this because I asked the guy who was standing in line in front of us. He looked so uncomfortable talking to me...haha!)
But it didn't take long, and D had about 30 minutes to shop. Hiroki didn't want to shop, but wanted to eat. So I accompanied him upstairs.
We decided on Pink's.
I wasn't hungry, but Hiroki insisted on buying me something (because he felt bad for causing me trouble), so we got a veggie dog and something with chili, sauerkraut, and tomatoes.
Hiroki liked them!
*I'm not sure how he feels about his pictures being posted, so it's a smaller picture than usual*
D left happy and satisfied with their LA trip!
After getting back, I accompanied Nonaka-san.
He had a panel first.
It was so interesting! He showed multiple drafts of his designing process, etc. I wish he would go to more events to do panels.
He did a demo sketch. He draws really fast...
And he did two sketches.
After the panel, Nonaka-san did his press.
I actually left to go talk to the We [Heart] Japan people who were nearby. I wanted WHJ to get in line for the Nonaka autograph session coming after this, so we can use it for one of our events.
I actually made voice actress Stephanie Sheh stand in line... Of course, she was cool about it. :D
Nonaka-san's autograph session was awesome. It was an amazing experience to sit next to him and see all of his sketches. He did a different sketch for every single person. Different uses of shading, different props, different compositions...
I took a picture of every sketch! Some examples:
After the autograph session, we went to the closing ceremonies but the room was empty. (Apparently we got there too late, since Nonaka-san was sketching for extra people.)
So we went up to the green room to wait for Imagawa-san, who was out and about. We waited a looooong time...
While we were waiting, Nonaka-san's wife and co-worker tried Twinkies. They said it was okay. Wow, because the sight of Twinkies makes me gag.
Finally Imagawa-san came, and we sent the guests off to dinner. Most of the staff stayed behind this night. I think we were all tired.