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Reitaisai 9 Report 例大祭9★レポート

Hello everyone! I returned home late last night, so I haven’t had time to write about Reitaisai.
こんにちわ~!昨日夜で戻りました!23時ぐらいで到着しましたから例大祭レポートできなかったw

Actually, I’m really unreliable about writing these after-event reports, but I really want to try to be more active about it… especially to offer some English-speaking Touhou fans (and others interested in the doujin community and their events) a window into this world. As for trying to write it in Japanese, it’s good practice for me and offers a different viewpoint from someone who was originally from abroad and has limited Japanese ability. Something like that!
実は、イベントレポート書くこと結構頼りにならないですw でももっと頑張りたいです!英語話の東方ファン(と同人コミュニティ・イベント興味あるの人)のために書きたい!後も日本語で書くは練習のためにです。日本語下手のアメリカ人の視点ですww なんとなくw U^q^)

In any case! Here’s a photo of my table earlier on during the event:
とりあえず、これはイベントの朝写真です!:

I arrived at Big Sight later than expected because I lost my Suica card in Tokyo Station (it was in my Homura pass holder, which is gone as well) and I was trying to find it.
東京駅でスイカとほむらちゃんパスホルダーなくなちゃったからビッグサイトに遅くて到着しました!w U;w;)

I cosplayed Marisa, but it was really hot… My friend, Ayano, cosplayed Flandre and helped at my table. She was really cute! A lot of people came to visit my table. I’m sorry if people came to see me after 1:30PM, because I left to greet some circles and friends…! I also got to meet more music circles. I’m really happy to have met so many new people!
私が魔理沙をコスプレしましたですけど暑かったww あやのさんは私の売り子さんです。フランドールをコスプレしました。超可愛かったっす!色々な人々が私のスペースに行ったです!13:30時の後できましたの人、ごめんね!私がその時に他のサークルと友達に挨拶しました!今回も色々なかっこよかったな音楽サークルを会いました!本当皆と一緒にあえて嬉しかったです!

Two really amazing music circles were right next to us…! The Shishimai Brothers and Tamaonsen… I really admire them! (DauGe of the Shishimai Brothers really surprised me! His English is really amazing. If only my Japanese could be as good as his English…!)
隣のスペースはすごいな音楽サークルがいました...!((U゜q゜))「ししまいブラザーズ」と「魂音泉」...本当に感心っす!(特にししまいブラザーズのDauGeさん!彼の英語は本当にすごい上手っす!私の日本語がDauGeさんの英語レベルの同じぐらいできれば...!)

I wonder if I’ll get to do collaborations with more music circles someday? It’d be lovely!
いつか色々な音楽サークルと一緒に合作できるかな?それできれば素敵っす~U^w^)

I didn’t have a lot of time to greet everyone and I had to rush to change my cosplay…
時間が少なかったから挨拶はちょっと厳しかったですwwww 急いでコスプレから着替えた...

Around 3:45PM, the song congratulating ZUN on his marriage started. Because I was in the music circle area, I heard some people singing, and I tried it, too…/// I heard that in other areas, no one really sang.
15:45時ぐらいでZUNさんに結婚おめでとうの曲始まりました。音楽サークルエリアにいましたから歌うの人がいましたw ちょっと歌ってみたw/// 他のエリアあんまり歌ってなかったと聞いた。

I really enjoyed the event! I think cosplaying will be something I do only once in a while from now on because it’s a little difficult and hectic to do so at events in Japan because of the rules and having to change at the event venue for only part of the day… especially when you have your own circle to run! (In America, you can wear your cosplay to the venue and the convention runs all day. A lot of freedom, isn’t it?)
イベントが本当に楽しんでしました!コスプレはたぶん時々だけのことですww 難しいと大変っす...日本のイベントのコスルールはちょっと厳しいと思いますw イベントエリア中着替えて、この時間からその時間までだけですとか、後も終日じゃないです。特に自分のサークルがありますなら結構大変っす!(アメリカのイベントはコスが自分の家・ホテルで着替えて、イベントに行く。イベントも終日です。結構自由っすね?)

I’m really tired but was really fun! Good work, everyone!
超疲れたけど超楽しかったっす!皆さん、お疲れ様でした!U^q^)ノッ

I want to buy a portable CD player some time so I can listen to all these amazing CDs on the bus rides home…!
ポータブルCDプレーヤー欲しいなw このすごいなアルバムがハイウェイバス乗るの時に聞きたいですから!

To the people who came to give me their compliments and support, I’m very thankful. Everyone is so kind! I’ll do my best for summer Comiket!
賛辞とサポートしましたの人本当に感謝しています!皆優しいっす!夏コミで頑張ります!!U^w^)ノッ

Anime Expo 2010 Report

Oh man, this is so late and I’m starting to forget what happened already. Sorry!!

This Anime Expo was pretty eventful and lots of fun. I was able to see a lot of good friends, meet REDALiCE, and make new friends. I think I had some cell phone photos, but I don’t remember where I put ’em, so we’ll see what happens with that, haha.

Oh yes, and I’ve set up something that will auto-tweet my blog updates.. whenever they happen… ;;
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Anime Expo 2010

A very late post, but I’ll be going to Anime Expo this year.

I’ll be helping out at the Hen Da Ne booth on and off in the dealer’s hall throughout the convention, so feel free to ask for me. I’ll also be trying to sign up for the karaoke contest since I last minutedly decided to compete, haha.

If not that, I’ll be hanging around the karaoke room in the Westin from time to time.

There’s also a Touhou Gathering that I will be attending!

See you guys there!!

Fanime 2010

Oh, wow, I totally put off updating about this convention. My bad!

Let’s see, I guess I will just go day by day and highlight stuff, I suppose!

First off, though, I got my lovely business cards, at last, and handed out many of them at the convention!
Renko Business Card - courtesy of Walfas
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