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Anime Expo 2001 - 10 Year Anniversary

Well, here's a day by day report on my AX trip!! The photos are at the bottom of each page!

7th July 2001

Yet another sleep in (AX is good for sleeping in! ^_^ ) before Trisha and I headed out to the New Generation Pictures panel (wow, I did well with attending panels this year!)... afterwards I found Meri, Talisen, Alex and Amanda for brunch. I can't say that I was thrilled with the hotel's menu, but I did end up eating a little something. (An expensive little something!)

Afterwards Trisha and I headed upstairs to get dressed up in our Chinese dresses - Scott wanted us for a photo op! I did tell Heidi about it, but she thought that I was joking and so went off with the boys to some American sporting event or other... the poor girl.

It was a rather hot day. I didn't know where the car was. I wore my high heels without stockings. We had to hike across the road from the Convention Centre, make out way through the huge car park in an attempt to find the car - the prop for the photos - which was (of course) the furthest possible place you could park away from the Hyatt.

These leather shoes and the long walk and the heat made a really, really bad combination. The shoes weren't designed for walking - they were designed for looking pretty. They weren't designed for hot weather - they were designed for going out somewhere in the evening. Let's just say that I ended up with rather sore blisters on my poor feet. *sniff*

The piccies of us at the Lamborghini Diablo were pretty cool, though. ^_^

I limped back with the others to the Convention Centre where it was time for Scott's panel. I took off my shoes as soon as I got on carpet. :p

Anyway, we three went to sit with Scott at his panel, in our Chinese dresses. Straight from heat into an icy room. It was fine for a little while, but by the end of the panel (which I must admit that it was me that made Scott end the panel - he was going way over time, but no-one else was using the room, so...!) I was almost a block of ice. And busting to go. And still limping. :p

After getting back to the Hyatt, Trisha and I changed (I put on my sneakers straight away!) and we headed out to the bar to relax for a while. We'd all been planning to go to the Yard House - Toshi's idea - but instead of waiting for Toshi to get off duty, the others were starved and headed out to eat themselves. (He was meant to finish at 9pm, but I think he got to the bar much later...) So it was just myself, Toshi, Trisha, Jono and Jason who headed out to the Yard House.

We had some good drinks there, and a good meal, and got a couple of good photos. It was good. ^_^

On returning, we headed up to the Astro Lounge again for another party-till-dawn (well, 5am... despite being rather tired... it was getting light when I got to sleep! I could see the light coming through the curtains in my room...) and despite being really tired, I managed!

Again, it was probably 6am by the time I got to sleep. I needed yet another sleep in the next morning... Oh, well - maybe I'd sleep on the plane on the way home after AX was over! I never do, but this lack of sleep should help ... I hoped so, anyway.

Anime Expo 2001 - Day 2
Anime Expo 2001 - Day 4

Here's a list of the images - select the link or the thumbnails (they have been cropped, so the largest images are shown in full) to view them!

Patlabour Patlabour - Here's Theo in his Patlabour costume.
Talisen, Alex, Meri, Amanda and Myself Talisen, Alex, Meri, Amanda and Myself - Posing for the camera at brunch in the hotel's restaurant.
Us and the Lamborghini Diablo Us and the Lamborghini Diablo - Nickey, Scott, Trisha and Myself by the red sports car. It was fun posing, I must admit. And no wonder my friend called this 'Anime Legspo'... ^_^
Ooh, the Door's Open! Ooh, the Door's Open! - Yet another pose. ^_^
On the Bonnet On the Bonnet - My dress matches the car!!
Just the Girls Just the Girls - Don't we look sexy? ^_~
Side On View Side On View - Yet another pose by the car with just us girls...
The Four of Us The Four of Us - And our final picture taken by the Lamborghini Diablo.
Jono in the Lamborghini Jono in the Lamborghini - A special thanks go to Jono, who took all of these pictures on five different cameras!!!
Scott's Panel Scott's Panel - Here we all are at Scott's panel - did you all hear about the Princess of Canada???
At the Hyatt Bar At the Hyatt Bar - We finally caught up with Toshi for a few drinks before he went to get changed to go to the Yard House.
Myself, Toshi and Jason Myself, Toshi and Jason - The three of us, at the Hyatt bar. I just like this photo for some reason. It's cute. ^_^
Me and Trisha Me and Trisha - Here we are, waiting for a table at the Yard House!
Toshi, Trisha, Myself, Jono and Jason Toshi, Trisha, Myself, Jono and Jason - We're having drinks and still waiting for a table...
Me and Toshi Me and Toshi - Toshi and his yard of beer at the Yard House!
Meri and Kevin Meri and Kevin - Just another massage happening at the Astro Lounge...
Mike and Vickey Mike and Vickey - Hanging out at the Astro Lounge... my room didn't have a couch! ;_;
Mike Tatsugawa Mike Tatsugawa - As you can see, the sex change was pulled off successfully by a number of people at the party... You're looking good, Mike! ^_~

Thanks to Scott and Toshi for some of the photos!

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