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First Impressions of Otakon 2012

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It’s hot. Holy cow it is HOT! Even by our summer standards, it’s hot out and in here. Add in the overflow level crowds already and, well, it’s Otakon. I suppose expecting something else would be naive and heaven knows I haven’t been naive in 15 years, but still, this weather was supposed to have broken by today. Instead, it’s gonna break on Sunday. *sigh* And of course as a result of said weather and crowds and the occasional person who hasn’t bathed recently, there’s a but of con funk already in the air. Usually that doesn’t happen till a bit later in the day. Oh well, not much to be done about it. Also per normal, the costuming is fabulous, if occasionally a bit befuddling. There’s a group of gentlemen walking around in suits and horse masks. Can anyone explain that to me?…Anyone?…Buller?….Buller? Certainly lots of anime costumes as well, some I recognize some I don’t. Hey, it happens when your interests drift a bit.

Later on will certainly be even more interesting, and crowded, when the baseball crowd rolls in. First time in 4 years that the O’s have been here at the same time as Otakon, so that also means the first time in 4 years that we will get a fireworks show with the Con. The crowding, not so good, especially when some fans over do it on Natty Boh. The fireworks, very good! So I suppose it evens out in the end. Tomorrow, well, we get the Con, a baseball game and a soccer game at the football stadium. That will be….something to see. And I hope you, dear reader, will be along with me to see it.