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APE [Apr. 12th, 2006|11:47 pm]
[mood |foooood]
[music |sparklehorse - told day]

APE is over! I am fat now!

Or not really, but I may as well be. It's probably a testament to old age but these days cons mean fancy dinners, compared to attending cons as a teenager when I was so pumped full of adrenaline and an unwillingness to leave the floor I didn't eat at all. Really, Anime Expo at 17 was about apples and ramen at 2 in the morning. Now there's Naan n' Curry, Yoshi's, and crepes! So good! So adult!

My camera was low on batteries all weekend so I didn't take too many, and most came out blurry anyhow. I wanted to shoot film but there've been problems in that department. Next con I'll be prepared.

Vera and our digs. I was kinda a bad boother and spent all weekend walking around instead of...boothing. So sorry to anyone who may have been looking for me and missed me! I'll do better next con!

It's always good to see Raina and Dave. Next time we'll have to do a group Crepevine trip!

Neil took on the Suicide Girls and fancily dressed goths by showing up in a tie on Saturday. I just wanted to show everyone.

Patrick did such an amazing job of taking us to dinner and hosting Vera, Clio, and I for a couple evenings. Thursday night he took Clio and I for sushi and a free jazz show at Yoshi's by way of ferry. I've lived here forever and I've never done that. Thanks again, Patrick!

Crepe dinner at Ti Couz!

Everything looks gross here because we finished, but it was good dinner. This picture is about math.

Cute food attack!

Our Sunday panel, which Vera, Becky Cloonan and I sat out of because the table wasn't big enough. Haha, take that Clio and Erika!

I swear, Kazu looks more and more like a dad everytime I see him. The East Coasters have their "Princess Captain Kazu", but to me, he's "DAD".

Monday we had fancy gourmet lunches at Pixar with our friends at the studio. Again, I should've taken pictures of fooood. Such good foooood.

Eric took some amazing video footage of karaoke-night including Derek singing "Mony Mony" with Clio, Amy, and I as awkward backup dancers, but you'll have to wait for those.

Me and "Cars". I actually gotta say, the trailers had me bored and you could not make me interested in cars if you tried, but looking at the production artwork has changed my mind. Prove me wrong, Pixar!

There was some photoshoot going on for these "Cars" cakes. They looked pretty awkward and gross, which just made me more curious to eat them.

Clio and Sully, the best photo of the weekend. I want this as my desktop.

Anyway, thanks to people who came by! And as usual, it was great to see everyone again both local and out-of-town. "Monster Sex" sold well, and those of you in the LA area can now purchase a limited number of these at Gallery Nucleus. I might work out something with Ben later on where you can purchase prints directly from the website. Until then, stay tuuuned!

[User Picture]From: dryponder
2006-04-13 07:29 am (UTC)
aw, good pics! looks like a swell time. :D
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[User Picture]From: quietrevolution
2006-04-13 07:59 am (UTC)
Just curious, is the Eric shown in the photo the Eric of emotioneric.com?
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[User Picture]From: mao
2006-04-13 08:08 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: _w_o_o_d_
2006-04-13 08:15 am (UTC)
Who's that playing Ukulele ? Neil Babra ?

Ukulele is such a sweet instrument !!
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[User Picture]From: mao
2006-04-13 09:00 am (UTC)
Yeah that's Neil Babra and the ukulele belongs to Teresa I think?

This is the best ukulele video, ever.
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[User Picture]From: _w_o_o_d_
2006-04-13 09:15 am (UTC)
Well, have you seen this one ?
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[User Picture]From: holeinthedonut
2006-04-13 06:48 pm (UTC)
Being able to do that and freak out all my friends is MY LIFE'S DREAM. Long Live Uke!!

Wow I'm bound to go back to San Fran just to check out all the myriad places to *eat*. And donuts are *so* in, down there.
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[User Picture]From: aspectratio
2006-04-13 08:17 am (UTC)
EMOTION ERIC!!! does he ever update his site anymore?

i didn't make it to APE this year, going to try comic-con though. ;)
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[User Picture]From: mao
2006-04-13 08:57 am (UTC)
No, but he should! All he does is snowboard!

I'm still up-in-the-air about Comic Con due to scheduling and expenses, but it's a good con! I kinda miss stressful big annual nerdfests. :)
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[User Picture]From: aspectratio
2006-04-13 03:48 pm (UTC)
yeah! he left all his fans hanging!

i have one of his t-shirts still.

if i go to comic-con this year, it might be the first one i pay for. ;(
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[User Picture]From: rumrug
2006-04-13 04:23 pm (UTC)
I think I should start a bootleg Emotion Eric site with my pictures of him!

I look weird in these pictures! But the others came out nicely. :D
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[User Picture]From: coppervale
2006-04-13 08:45 am (UTC)
I swear, between you and Raina, I am so hungry today...

You two should do con food columns.

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[User Picture]From: lx
2006-04-13 09:33 am (UTC)
Glad to have met you, albeit briefly.
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[User Picture]From: bahboh
2006-04-13 09:42 am (UTC)
Man, everyone looks so adorable!

Ah, APE... I wish APE was monthly.
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[User Picture]From: bannman
2006-04-13 09:45 am (UTC)
oh, you seems to have had a wonderful time together.
Nice pics ! Thanks for this report !
I definitely have to plan a trip to APE one year or another, it looks very nice.
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[User Picture]From: yaytime
2006-04-13 01:00 pm (UTC)
Great photos!

Good times!
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[User Picture]From: jewbrat
2006-04-13 02:19 pm (UTC)
aaah a giant sully! XD Im still in that state of when i go to cons i forget to eat real food and only realize im starving by the end of the weekend.
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2006-04-13 03:08 pm (UTC)
yoshiiiiii's! it's been a good long while since i've been to yoshi's. that place is such a good concept.
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[User Picture]From: salemite
2006-04-13 04:23 pm (UTC)
If it wasn't blurry, the ukelele swooning would be my favorite. I am an avid ukele...li-ist? I don't know how to say it.

I play instruments!
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[User Picture]From: mao
2006-04-17 09:48 am (UTC)
That's right, I remember meeting a Leia. There will always be more cons!
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[User Picture]From: music_slut
2006-04-13 05:10 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: divalea
2006-04-13 05:42 pm (UTC)
I will buy a ticket to San Fran just to yell at you if you call yourself "fat" ever again.
Good grief!
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[User Picture]From: divalea
2006-04-13 05:44 pm (UTC)
I add: You're in Flight and ate with Patrick Farley, ate at Pixar--who cares if you're fat!
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[User Picture]From: holeinthedonut
2006-04-13 08:54 pm (UTC)
She's totally fat.
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[User Picture]From: mao
2006-04-13 10:01 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm just being humorous with the "fat". Really I'd be the first to slap myself if I were actually contemplating my weight. :)
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[User Picture]From: divalea
2006-04-13 11:34 pm (UTC)
Alrighty then.

Because, I mean DAMN: PIXAR!
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[User Picture]From: spyra
2006-04-14 06:24 am (UTC)
Thanks for signing my copy of flight! It was awesome and your artwork is awesome and I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend! ^_^ <3
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[User Picture]From: boltcity
2006-04-14 09:50 pm (UTC)
Some great pictures, Jen! Thanks for sharing those.


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[User Picture]From: childings
2006-04-15 04:52 am (UTC)
When were you at Anime Expo? I used to go all the time as a teenager (I was there every year from '99-'03)
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[User Picture]From: mao
2006-04-17 09:50 am (UTC)
I think I attended from 2000 to 2002? I feel like I only went to 2, but something says there could've been three also.
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[User Picture]From: 1954
2006-04-17 06:40 am (UTC)
Aw, I hella wanted to make it to APE this year. It looks more than a little awesome.

On an unrelated note, I'm about 95% sure that you're in my history class.

... Hi!
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[User Picture]From: mao
2006-04-17 09:52 am (UTC)
That is entirely possible, although that would also be the history class I am never there for. Heh.
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[User Picture]From: lokionfire
2006-04-20 05:00 pm (UTC)
Hi, Jen! This is Jake - we met briefly at Hellen Jo's housewarming party, and just found your blog via the Beat. Thought I'd say hi and let you know I added ya.
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[User Picture]From: phonixa
2006-04-20 07:16 pm (UTC)


Okay, I feel like SUCH a tard, but


Ok, so that's been like, my dream for 10 years... so sue me. Pictures make me happy in my pants (ok... but im not a guy so... yeah. No one can tell)

Anyway, I'm glad you had tons of fun! I haven't gone to a con yet (I live in the boonies in the good ol' beaver land) but I'm hoping to this summer (anime XP)

Happy Trucking!
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[User Picture]From: kt_shy
2006-04-21 06:42 am (UTC)
AAH man! What an excellent adventure! You guys've got it made!
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[User Picture]From: joninyourwonton
2006-04-22 04:00 am (UTC)
aroo? Hm I checked Gallery Nucleus's website and I couldn't find the Monster Sex prints. Anyhoo, your art's super amazing and please have more prints available soon!~
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[User Picture]From: mao
2006-04-25 05:53 am (UTC)
I only gave about 30 or so to Gallery Nucleus so they'd only have them in-store, not online. At least not at the moment. I plan to distribute these myself once I get all my affairs straightened out.
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From: salt_haired
2006-06-02 07:27 pm (UTC)
that cute food looks soo cute! and delicious. what is it? they look like little sugary pillows and the jam pots (jam pots!) look like...i dunno, cuteness personified. wait a minute, those aren't beignets are they? i went to new orleans so long ago i don't remember what they look like but maybe vaguely like that? all i know is they tasted amazing.
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