I started the day off hanging out with my friend at the Artist Alley.
I wasn't even helping her sell...I'm such a useless friend.
I then headed to the Aksys Games panel.
This is Ben and Bo.
Ben is one of the great editors at Aksys, and my editor on Hakuoki.
Bo is the director of production, and the guy who offers me jobs.
One of the announcements was Hakuoki (the other being Fate/Extra),
which is why I took a lot of pictures because I worked on it.
Aksys has really friendly staff, which is why they have fun-loving fans.
After the Aksys panel was the Anime News Network panel.
I know Chris, Egan, and Gia from before...
And I finally got to meet Justin and Zac.
They were giving out DVDs and figures for each question asked.
The goods were donated by Funimation and AAA Distribution.
Then I went to the Digital Manga panel.
A lot of the things mentioned was stuff I already knew from reading the Manga Bookshelf
I had time until my next panel, so I decided to head back to the South Hall.
(All the panels are in the West Hall).
On the way back, there was a line for a panel for one of the singers.
In. The. Sun!
I hope the panel was worth it for them...
I asked some guys sitting in the sun about it, but they didn't seem to be annoyed.
Or maybe they were too dehydrated to complain to me.
Later in the day I went to the Bandai Entertainment panel.
Of course, they had technical problems.
Robert, my editor, said:
"It's not a Bandai panel unless there are technical problems."
While they were figuring it out, my friend Stephanie got on the stage
to promote the other Bandai events going on,
like the K-ON concert and Gundam Unicorn screening.
She also got to promote We [Heart] Japan!
Bandai Entertainment didn't announce the next project I'm working on for them.
So I have to keep quiet about it for now.
Maybe at Comic-Con?
I stayed for the Gundam panel, presented by Sunrise.
I don't know anything about Gundam, even though I've worked with
Bandai Entertainment ever since I started working in the industry.
So I got to learn a lot.
This guy got a hat for dressing up as Zaku.
Personally delivered by yours truly.
After the panel I went to dinner with ANN staff, Otakon staff,
and Stephanie Sheh and Michael Sinterniklaas.
I got to meet the very nice Otakon staff.
I wish I can go to Otakon again...
Maybe a client could hire me to work at their booth.
That was it for Day 2.