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Mari was so very considerate and nice. Yes, she looks to be about twenty-five. :)

I personally thought it charming when she dropped the F-bomb. She seemed to be trying to make us feel like she was comfortable there and perhaps engaging in a bit of informal langauge was what she felt was needed to demonstrate it.

If I recall correctly, the only F-bomb I heard was in response to someone who asked if her kids were into her music. Her response (jovially): "They don't f'ing care." :lol:

But I might have missed others because I was in the back and sorta wandering from room to room. We also arrived partway through her appearance.

I also think everyone in attendance deserves a lot of credit for not making her feel uncomfortable but rather being very dignified and respectful. I was fearing (having never met anyone from MW in person before) a cliche Star Trek convention atmosphere where she is asked super-obscure questions and/or made to feel leered at. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Everybody was super-respectful towards her. Well, at least, that was my take on it. I suppose we can't know for sure how she felt about us. :lol:

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how, well. . . normal everyone was. It wasn't nearly the geek-fest that a small part of me anticipated. And, my girlfriend, who attended partly to see where I ranked on the geek-o-meter among my MW peers, was surprised at how "normal" everyone seemed. And she pointed out more than a few cute guys! ;)

Looks like a good time was had by all. We should have stuck around for dinner. Didn't realize things were going to go so late or that others were still going to show up! Would have rather stayed than sit in traffic on the 405 and wander Ikea. :o

Thanks to Soloscud, Shawn, and Seiichi. It was a lot of fun!

P.S. I also thought it was cool of Mari to just come down and have pizza with some of y'all. . . like she was just one of the guys. I didn't even realize she was over there until I had finished half my lunch.

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It sounds like a great Con too bad I wasnt there and Im out Serving my country in the middle of No where!! :angry: . Well Im glad you guys had fun.

Hey Memo are you planing any kind of BBQ for Anime Expo? if so let me know dude I'll help with the Salsa (MW04 inside joke) :lol:

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Unfortunately, I missed the entire session with Mari, but BigKid24 and Solscud were cool enough to get me an autographed CD.

Thanks guys!!

I had a great time meeting new people and making friends.

Hope you guys enjoyed the cake. ;)

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Well Hurin if your GF thought some of us were cute maybe she can send some of her single friends our ways, lol.

I had a great time too, too bad I had to bug out before Tommy Yune showed up, I would have liked to have seen that collection. It was really good to see everyone again and I'm glad that my work schedule allowed me to even attend. If I make it next year I promise I will bring my repainted helmet, now I just need to find time to repaint it, lol.

Like many people found out the MWers are for the most part a fairly normal and not totally obsessed lot. No one showed up in costume, thank god, or was overly pushy, really they were there to meet each other and have a good time. Having Mari there was the the icing on the cake, though I have to admit it was pretty funny to see Egan just disappear when Mari showed up. If work and life allows I will definitely make it again next year.

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oops double post

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Unfortunately, I missed the entire session with Mari, but BigKid24 and Solscud were cool enough to get me an autographed CD.

Thanks guys!!

I had a great time meeting new people and making friends.

Hope you guys enjoyed the cake. ;)

oh heck yeah!!! that cake was fantastic. Truly a work of art. I had the pleasure, more my impacience than anythign else, to open the cake box first. The minute I saw the cake an expletive of sheer amazement left my mouth. Then I had to share this marvel with everyone. I grabbed anyone within eyesight had them immediately drop what ever converstation they were having and told them "you gotta see this cake!!!!"

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why did egan disappeared anyway? is their a story behind this?

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Yup, that cake was a work of art, plus mighty tasty. :p Thanks nightmareb4macross.

Memo took video of Mari's question session, I know cuz I was his tripod for the first part of it. :lol:

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I would liek to thank Hurin for showing off his fantastic DVD. Great intro splash page too. Looks familar but cant quite place it haha. I think Duke Togo made it haha j/k

I have read the thread but didnt really follow it much. But when I saw it "wow" I need to get an R2 disc now. Seiichi get me one please!!!!

Thanks to Ali for the subtitles.

Hoepfully, for those who attended this years and last years Con remember, Shawn had a tape last year of an interview of the cast for DYRL. Thanks to seiichi for taping back in 1984. Shawn finally converted it to DVD. Now that we know of Hurin's abilities and Ail's subtitling prowess we can get that sucker translated and processed for everyone's enjoyment.

Edited by Solscud007

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Yeah, thanx NMB4M for the awesome kick @$$ cake!! Funny how we all just ate the cake with our hands. And we kept the cockpit intact! :p:D:lol:

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why did egan disappeared anyway? is their a story behind this?

It's a long story, but it's basically an inside joke. ;) In past events like AX, I've make a point of waiting until everyone else has had a chance to ask her questions/get autographs/take pictures so that everyone gets a fair shot. (Most times like yesterday, I don't even do any of that, except volunteer to shoot cameras for other people.)

That led to good-nature joking from Don Yee and friends that I'm avoiding her (as nice a person as she is), and I play along with the joke with those guys. It's become second nature. ;)

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minmay

HOLY SMOKES!

who built that minmay in the red dress? that looks incredible!

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I promise promise promise next year i will attend definately without a doubt and i will DEFINATELY have some nice finished macross models to show off next year.

Oh by the way i vote macross con 6 live in tokyo.....cmon cmon group air fair

it would be a great adventure and a nice week long vacation culminating in a day of macross

sue me for being a sucker for adventure

:D

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minmay

HOLY SMOKES!

who built that minmay in the red dress? that looks incredible!

That's the one built by Ryuji in the Models section of the board.

Mari was cool to talk to. We mentioned how before we were sort of scared to get her to sign things related to Macross but she was perfectly fine with everything we shoved in her face to get signed.

Has anyone listened to her CDs yet?

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Looks like everybody had a great time... Wish I had been there.

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minmay

HOLY SMOKES!

who built that minmay in the red dress? that looks incredible!

That's the one built by Ryuji in the Models section of the board.

Mari was cool to talk to. We mentioned how before we were sort of scared to get her to sign things related to Macross but she was perfectly fine with everything we shoved in her face to get signed.

Has anyone listened to her CDs yet?

nope, I thought about bumpin it in my car today, but I think I'll listen to it when I get home. :p:D:lol:

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Has anyone listened to her CDs yet?

I listened to "Wonderful People" while I was waiting in the airport. Not bad. I will

have to listen to it a few more times to make a firm impression, but I liked it

enough to keep listening to it, and I am thinking about getting some of her other

CDs.

I have say once again that I had a blast! I had no idea what to expect when I

showed up, and the event totally surpassed my expectations.

It was great meeting so many of the people I chat with on the boards, and I can

now place a face to many of the screen names, too.

Special thanks to Shawn for providing the forum that brought us together, Nick for

acting as host and securing a fabulous facility, and Seiichi for accepting in trade

my dirty old American dollars for some really cool Macross books and models.

I will post the pictures I took as soon as I dump them onto my computer.

Later

Mike

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Seiichi for accepting in trade my dirty old American dollars for some really cool Macross books and models.

HEAR HEAR

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Special thanks to Shawn for providing the forum that brought us together, Nick for

acting as host and securing a fabulous facility, and Seiichi for accepting in trade

my dirty old American dollars for some really cool Macross books and models.

Shawn is a great guy , i freakin flip when i ponder life wihtout these boards....

Thanks Shawn (and Grahm)

I wanna cry when i think that this is the last year there....very nice

Thanks Sol....( and your girldfriendds)

Seiichi-san is sooooo nice to deal with...you guys better buy stuff from him when he opens his web site.

The place was filled with smiles and was a great time for all...

Thanks dudes.

Embarrissing side note B)) ...... when got home i thought of how cool it would be if we were all part of the same flight squadrin, you know if valks were real and we were all pilots... some guys would be good destroid pilots and some would be great valk pilots...most of us would prob spend all our time in the garage champing up our valks destroids instead of models and toys (i hate using that word).

Yes we would be on helluva squad...!!!!!

Edited by orguss01

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I actually listened to Mari's CD Wonderful People. Not bad stuff at all. Much of it is quite jazzy and melodic, and catchy. I played it on the way home through the car's bose system, and it's good. I want to hear more. :D

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POSTED ON SHAWNS THREAD...

Edited by MEMO1DOMINION

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I would never *ahem* condone piracy of any sort, but could someone rip the cd for me? I had to skip out after the first 45 minutes because I had to go home for lunch with my parents. When I got back, she had already left. I'd be curious to hear what her music sounds like. If anyone could help me out, it would be appreciated.

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I would never *ahem* condone piracy of any sort, but could someone rip the cd for me? I had to skip out after the first 45 minutes because I had to go home for lunch with my parents. When I got back, she had already left. I'd be curious to hear what her music sounds like. If anyone could help me out, it would be appreciated.

Yeah, I to do not condone "ahem" piracy, yet I too would like what he's having. ;)

Also, Solscud could you send me that copy of Seichi's disc. Thanks!

Glad you guys enjoyed the cake. So who kept the cockpit? Since it was never eaten. Wish I could have joined you guys at dinner. Maybe next time, we'll do something or other.

Edited by nightmareB4macross

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SolScud has the cockpit.

MW5 is over bring on AX and COMIC CON!!!!! :D:ph34r:

Has the cockpit melted yet?

I thought SolScud forgot it in his car during dinner...

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