Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Quick LA and AX2013 Recap (IMAGE HEAVY)

It's been a month oh my god. As previously mentioned, I traveled to Los Angeles for Anime Expo 2013! I'll just do some quick recaps because I've uploaded pictures onto my Ameblo blog already. Super delayed but here it is anyways!

My trip was from July 2nd - 8th. AX was July 4th - 7th.

Day 1:
- Arrive at LAX around 10:30AM, wait for friend from Vancouver who arrived an hour after
- Check into first hotel (Stayed for one night only)

Daiso swag from my Vancouver friend
- Roamed the area we called 'Downtown LA to the left' (Read: slightly ghetto) and downtown LA
- Went to massive City Target to buy some booze and bathing suits. Left with $120 worth of junk food, and some booze

Sprinkles cupcake I decided to eat before kbbq

 - Ate Korean BBQ for dinner (Which was really good, had an awesome server)


- Random explosion outside our hotel??? Probably fireworks
- Lazed around cuz we were tired.

Day 2:
- FREE BREAKFAST! Pancakes, but no maple syrup...just regular syrupヽ(´□`。)ノ
- Rented a car, then checked into the JW Marriott!

Our view of the LACC!

The bootiful room
Obligatory hotel bathroom selfie

- Went to Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. It was so delicious *(*´∀`*)☆

Best fried chicken + waffles NA

 - Walked around The Grove (Bought stuff at F21 OTL)


 - Killed 6 hours walking along Hollywood Blvd. Stared in awe at Hollywood and Highland


- Got back to JW (With many GPS troubles lol) around midnight
- Ordered margherita pizza from room service because hungry and lazy
- Worked on cosplay while watching the first episode of Free! 

Day 3 (AX Day 1):
- Got changed into Morgiana cosplay

Morgiana + Inori!

- Waited in line for 3 hours to get pre-reg passes (」゜ロ゜)」
- Visited friend at Funimation booth
- Went back to hotel to change into galaxy seifuku because too sweaty from waiting in line


- Roamed dealer's room for a bit
- Met up with people for dinner
- Worked on cosplay...again

Day 4 (AX Day 2):
- Changed into OTT gothic lolita coord (Unfortunately, no photo of this one > <)
- Went to LIZ LISA, Tralala and LIZ LISA Doll fashion show for a bit

Sorry about the shit picture, couldn't get close enough @_@

- Went to Cosplay Photographer's booth to visit friend
- Ate lunch at the Pantry Cafe
- Walked to City Target to buy more stuff
- Went through dealer's room thoroughly
- Met up with people and we got bombarded for pictures when we walked together
- CHANGED OUT BECAUSE TVXQ CONCERT AHHHHHHHHHHH 

HOLY SHIT THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING

MY TICKET AHHH pleasedon'tlookattheprice

HOLY SHIT LOOK HOW CLOSE I AM

HOLY SHIT THEY'RE REAL

THEY'RE REALLLLLL
- Went for dinner and then worked on cosplay againnnn

Day 5 (AX Day 3):
- Woke up late and ran to George Wada's Attack on Titan panel

Lol at the folder names
- Went back to hotel to change into Mikasa cosplay
- Get pictures taken at Cosplay Photographer's booth


Mikasa cosplay!
- GOT A PICTURE WITH THE TALLEST COLOSSAL TITAN 

DREAM COME TRUE
- Change out because IT WAS TOO GOD DAMN HOT
- Dinner with new LA friends
- Tried to look for room parties and failed OTL (It sucks not knowing many people in a different city)
- Got haircuts in our rooms from new LA friend???

Day 6 (AX Day 4):
- Change into Ayanami Rei cosplay and checked out

With a Shinji!
- Dealer's room, BOUGHT THE $50 OFFICIAL K GUIDEBOOK TO MEET KANAME
- Went to Evangelion photoshoot, then left because I lost my phone OTL OTL OTL
- Found phone and then met Kaname and took a picture with him

MY FACE WAS TOO DERP OTL
- Last minute dealer's room shopping
- Closing ceremonies
- Bummed at new LA friend's place, went to awesome Korean cafe for dinner
- Watched Karneval and Cabin in the Woods

Day 7:
- Caught a cab to LAX early in the morning :(
- Flight to San Fran gets delayed 3 hours
- Get to San Fran, connecting flight already left
- Get rebooked to 10:00PM flight back to Toronto
- Flight to Toronto gets delayed to 12:30AM due to flood and rain

Day 8: Finally arriving home after almost 24 hours OTL OTL OTL

THE SWAG

K Official Guidebook: A MEMORY OF KINGS

Look at dat Mikoto

Cute Korilakkuma headphones!

Okita Souji figurine <3
I didn't really buy much because I already spent too much money...

And that's it pretty much.
Last weekend was Atomic Lollipop so there will be a short post about that soon!

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