March 21st to 22nd, 2009
We ended both sitting beside each other and talked about the con and such on the way down. I got off at Royal York but Brandon ended going to the bus terminal to meet with friends the come to the con.
I did have some business in the dealer's room. It was seeking stores to join our Manga List project. Just after New Years, I started compiling a list of manga available here in London. It was an extensive project of not just listing nearly 800 manga titles but also creating pages for each title with information gleamed from several sites. The real headache came when some of the titles had to be cross linked to the anime the spawned. It took over six weeks to get the manga list complete. Out of several of the stores represented at the con, Labyrinth's owner express good deal of interest in the project. Other store wanted to check out the Manga List Project before committing.
I'm still working on the list of New Shows that are starting in Japan in April. Along side this, I'm adding pages for the manga which these new shows are based on. Some of these shows are on the shelves already while others have yet to be officially brought over. Included with the redos of Dragon Ball Z (Dragon Ball Kai) and Fullmetal Alchemist 2, the shows so far, that have caught my eye, are Saki and Natsu no Arashi!
Dance craze has gone full blown with several spontaneous Carmeldance, Luckystar OP and Melancholy of Suzimiya Haruhi ED. I mange to convince a couple of people to do the Nyan Nyan dance from Macross Frontier but not many knew it.
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Closeups of PVC figs at NAC table.
I headed outside for a couple of times for either food or coffee. I was disappointed that Bozo's hot dog truck wasn't parked outside that day. The guys at Bozo was a warm welcome to MTCC whither the weather was warm or blowing cold. I ended getting a coffee and dog before the Cosplay Idol...