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7th September
written by Andrew Evans

Yes, we hit up SacAnime, the Sacramento anime convention this weekend just past. The CC crew arrived in two vehicles, the first to stake out territory and the second to deliver exotic drinks. Friday night was spent cavorting around the public areas, since half our crew arrived too late to acquire badges. We did manage to crash the rave for a bit, which was spinning some fun EBM & industrial music (although the stage-left speaker was cutting in and out the entire con). We ended up back at the room, having a few drinks and meeting the neighbors, who were interesting characters all. The night ended with a short run to the outdoor jacuzzi at the Radisson, which went very well with the drinks.

Saturday we got up around 9:30 and were out the door in short order. The day’s activities included gaming, chatting with random folks, photography, some costuming from nearly the whole crew, PADDLE-BOATING (yes, we serenaded the Steve Blum autograph line with “I’m on a boat!” sung from the Radisson lagoon), some pool time, and several runs to the Costco right across the street. The genius of having  a Costco next door cannot be overstated – easy drinks; great, cheap food; party supplies; and more than you could want of anything you forgot.

Saturday night we met up with some random folks, hit the rave again for a bit, and ended up with many drinks, surprise visitors, cosplayers and Super Troopers in the hotel room. The dance had the same issues as the Friday — also, their MC was shouting the “rules” of the dance over the music. Bit of a mistake in my opinion, but then no one expects anime con dances to match up to clubs or underground events (unless you’re at Otakon). Another jacuzzi run with the game room crew, and it was time for bed.

Sunday was a bit slow; we were all tired and barely had the energy to dress up. More gaming, perusing the dealer’s hall, and a very few costume photographs. We ended up leaving around 3:00pm right as the con was winding down, which turned out to be a good decision. Traffic from Sacramento back to the Bay was… unpleasant.

All in all a great time was had, many great folks were met, and a fun party was held both nights. Next year we shall plan more, and party bigger and harder. Until then, SacAnime!

Like the pics? The full set is available on Agius’ Flickr Set!