Friday, June 30, 2006

Anime Expo here we come!

Anime Expo sign, without people

Anime Expo, a four day convention on all things anime, begins this Saturday morning. Early registration was today, so we drove down and registered. Last year we heard that registration lines even for people who had pre-paid were hours long; this year I'm pleased to report that there was no registration line. We were in and out in less than 10 minutes (thanks largely to Anime Expo mailing out printed badges to people ahead of time).

Last year we went for one day (see my summary post here); we loved it, so this year we have a four-day pass. At the top of our list of things to do is seeing CLAMP, the four-woman team behind many of our favorite manga (Tokyo Babylon, X, Card Captor Sakura, Wish). The CLAMP women rarely appear in public, even more rarely appear together, and have never appeared at a convention in the United States before. Suffice to say, we're thrilled that we might get to see them on Saturday (and, if we're lucky, get autographs on Sunday).

So, expect things to be a bit quiet around here while I go be a fanboy for a few days.


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