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07 September 2008 @ 04:13 pm
Lights Out 2008 : zk reporting  
I would have posted this earlier, but I crashed the moment I got home and started watching Oofuri again, so sorry for the delay! ZK is in to do her report ^_^

I have to say this first - it was so cool to have a booth this time around for Lights Out 2008. We didn't make it last year even though we signed up back then, but this year the Snupin and the OgataxSai turned out great. aiah1999, osmalic and I took turns manning our booth, trying to get people to write down their favorite series and pairs for free bookmarks, and making certain people see kakyou024's wonderful art.

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A shot of our disorganized table

It was really fun to talk to people and find out what fandoms we shared with them. At first I was nervous, because I wasn't certain what to say, but the guest book sure saved us! After all, if you share the same fandom, you can talk about anything! Speaking of the guest book, I just scanned through it and I found some interesting comments about pairings. I see people mention HP, Reborn (a LOT of Reborn), Naruto, Obata works and a couple of actual BL series. But to you - and you know who you are! - I'm not sure I can think we can wrap our thoughts around Pikachu involved in. Like. Yeah. ^^; Though if I find the link in 4chan for it I'll go send it right away.

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The crowd goes around the different shops and watch BL at the same time

LO this year had a huge turnout. There were people and cosplayers outside by the time I came to the venue, and that was 30 minutes before they were selling tickets. The fun thing about this year's con is there were more guys in the crowd. I'm not certain if they were there because they're curious or they really like BL, but I hope their ears didn't bleed when the crowd went wild for Junjou and Irokoi.

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an obligatory shot of osmalic and I manning our booth

^_^ I met a lot of interesting people this time because of all the socializing going around in and out of the booths. Though I wasn't able to catch most of the names because of the crowd, I'd like to say hello to all of you again and thanks for visiting our booth. ^_^

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We were originally seated by forsaken_ground who had a really pretty doujin anthology. osmalic managed to snag a copy, but I was at the butler cafe when LO closed, so I didn't get my own personal copy! Much sadness! I hope to see them soon so I can squee over the bookmarks and pins.

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What's LO without pair cosplay?

osmalic would have more pictures of the pair cosplays (at least, I sure hope so!) and of course, everyone were gracious enough to provide fan service and photo opportunities for the crowd.

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A shot of the goods we displayed in our booth, taken afterwards. ^^;; We quickly ran out of the H/D bookmark halfway through the con, and it was really flattering that people would wait for it to be cut out just to get them. I managed to save this one because I was supposed to give it to the girl who had those cute chibi keychains, but I guessed I missed the opportunity. ^^;

Thanks for reading this post, and there are more pictures related to LO under my flickr account. Please comment or link if you would like to use them, and now I'm off to get me some Phoenix Wright!
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osmalic: hiso-ukeosmalic on September 8th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Hey, you have better pictures than I do! :D
ZK: love is stronger than prideblue_cage on September 8th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
*still wants more pics =(*
ZK: brain currently on vacationblue_cage on September 15th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
Waaah, btw, can you email me yung email addy nung girl na may cute keychains? I have to send her an H/D bookmark =)
Inamicroix_souillees on September 8th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
Ack! You have a picture of me! Why do you have a picture of me?!

Uhm. FG's got a booth to UP AME this year and we're looking for people to share booth space. Wanna join in? ^^
lore: Death - So Happy!lore on September 12th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
It looks like you guys had so much fun! You have to tell me how I can purchase a HP doujin from you! *HUGS*

love, lore