Well actually, we started out having a pretty rocky time. Turns out we didn't have our ticket information. (My brother and I.) We ended up being really freaked out I'll tell you, I couldn't imagine missing the Con. We spent a lot of extra money and all our spare time to sleep hailing a Cab because we thought our flight was a different time so our friend couldn't pick us up and take us there. In the end we made it there, only to get lost on our way to the Hotel!! We had several people give us completely false directions, all different directions too for some reason. Finally we found this Tour Guide which sent us the right way, but we missed part of Opening Ceremonies. At that point, we were just happy to be there though!! Too bad Chris Sabat ended up held up and couldn't come, dawww. Anime Conventions are wonderful things though. ^__^
As if I didn't have bad enough luck, my camera's battery died so I had to run over to the store to buy new ones. (I missed Vic at opening ceremonies! Dawww. XO) And I also got violently ill because of all the running and walking with only having eaten a muffin. But we got there to Lisa Ortiz's Panel! She's a super awesome person I'll tell you!!! So awesome!!!
When we got to Johnny Yong Bosch's Panel that was a relief, I was worried that we'd miss him when we were still lost!! *Nappa Voice* Yaaaaay!! lol He sure has opened up a lot more too! He used to be pretty shy but now he's so totally not that way. Not that there's a problem with being shy. ^-^ *Is really shy*
Then Vic's Panel started. I asked a few awesome girls behind me to try to help me catch his attention, because I was blessed with the opportunity to give him the present the Rangers of DeviantART created for him. I was gonna die of nervousness! Something about people I respect really makes me freeze up like a Ghost. I barely spoke out the words I needed to. XD
As if I anything could POSSIBLY impress me more, my brother and I waited in Line to see him at his Autograph Panel. (I almost lost my purse too! Oppsies, I totally forgot about leaving it. XD)
Anyway, we got up to him and my Brother and I had gotten him an Autograph from the Creator of Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back, he also did a lot of the animatronics and the make-up. (Cool guy too, got to meet him. The autograph was personalized for Vic too!) Vic is a big Star Wars Fan, and his jaw literally dropped when my Brother gave it to him, so did his lovely wife-to-be Michele, they were stunned. It was funny too; my brother had mentioned him doing a lot of work on Star Wars and THAT made Michele and him freak out, but when I mentioned him doing Yoda I swear he was ten times more excited. (He LOVES Yoda, awesome. lol)
He said. "THAT'S IT!You two are Adopted! You have to be my kids!" and proceeded to Glomp my brother and I hahaha. Sadly, Kawaii Con's Staff told us no recording, so when I got up to give Vic his awesome present from my Bud Robin I couldn't get his reaction, but he was clearly very touched and told me to tell her Thank You and to all the DA Rangers! ^__^
I told miss Michele thank you for keeping the Art Book 2 secret, since she knew about it by seeing the previews online, that was awesome.
Vic: O_o *Darts at Michele grinning* I should have known about this sooner. >=]
Next was the best part though, I handed Vic an envelope and told him. "This is from me. It's an Original Japanese Animation Cel of Generator Gawl, or Gawl in his Generated Form." I don't think I've ever seen him more shocked honestly!!! He was all: Vic: WHERE DID YOU GET THIS?!!!!!!!!!! =O Generator Gawl was the Series in which Vic Mignogna played a Feature Role, before Edward Elric and all his other big parts. It's one of his favorites. (Mine too! ^__^) And I swear, I must have been crushed to death with hugs after that he was so amazed. He showed Michele and she was also thrilled!! It's a hard-to-find Item as Gawl is lacking in any credit at all, not to mention in Production Artwork, I got lucky finding it hehe!!
Seriously though, Vic is amazing. He told a story at his Panel about how he was excited to meet his Hero, William Shatner because he was inspired as a kid by him to try to create new things, so I told him. "You're MY Whilliam Shatner." And I meant it %100. I think he was really glad to hear that because he squeezed me tight again. (You remember in the first episode of Ouran where Tamaki huggifies Haruhi, that happened to me several times with Vic. lol) So yeah, that actually topped Sakura Con for me, THAT was officially the best few moments of my life.
I also got to tell Lisa Ortiz that she made my childhood with Amy Rose, for which she hugged me and told me she'd tell Jason (Griffith) that because I also mentioned the scene in Sonic X where Sonic comes back and it's really sweet.
We went on to more awesomeness, and actually GOT ON THE BUS WITH JOHNNY YONG BOSCH AND EYESHINE! We went to a special Voice Actor Dinner. (Johnny High-Fived me. XD) And My brother and I sat next to Lisa and talked about different things. (She and my Bro really clicked as friends too!) It was awesome too, Vic was sitting behind me so I kept having to try to not think about that in fear of being a Dork. lol!! (Somebody gave him an Ipad 2 too! EPIC!)
We went to the Eyeshine Concert Next with Johnny Yong Bosch, and rocked out hard. (Was AWESOME!) And I came back to the Hotel with my Bro (After nearly getting lost again) and I'm so excited about today I probably won't sleep much, but for some reason I don't care. Today was THE BEST DAT EVER. PERIOD. Love you guys! ^^
I.Am.Going.To.DIE! YOU ARE SO LUCKY OMGOSH!!! That sounds sooooo awesome! ^^ Omgosh Michele knew and kept it a secret?! I was wonderinf if she knew something from her reaction in the video, but I wasn't sure! How absolutely sweet of her! She seems like such a fantastic woman. Is there some place I could find out more about her?
Sounds like you had a really great time at the con, besides the little mishaps along the way. The book looks amazing. I sadly couldn't be a part of it, but he's definitely one of the sweetest, most kindest person I've ever met. You definitely looked nervous XD but shy is totally okay!!
Haha you looked sooo nervous while he paraded you around but it was cute. Thats probably how I looked when I first met him too.
I didn't think anyone could be that awesome XD He's very cool though. Although now I think it's an obsession for me. I can pick his voice out of anime that he's in without thinking about it. Kinda like when I heard Harry Potter music coming from ANYWHERE I automatically know where it's from XD