Earlier in 1997 (March, actually), Philip and I went to Virginia Beach to go
to Katsucon Three. (Ok, so I was there in spirit, if not in body. Being
fictional really -bites-, sometimes). There we met up with a lot of old
friends, made some new friends, and saw some friends that we'd had in person for
the first time. A lot of fun was had by all (and a lot of money
was spent by all), but we really enjoyed it, and are looking forward to going
to Katsucon Four next year!
Apologies in advance for the quaility of the pictures, they were taken with
an old Kodak instamatic with a flash in very large rooms, and then scanned
with a scanner that even gamma correction couldn't help. You have been warned.
- Rich "Radman" Anderson, probably one of the best
fan artists I know, as well as one of the ecchiest. But he's good,
no denying that.
- John Staton, another excellent comic artist,
creator of Daniel Dukke and Ferdinand Fox. He, unlike
Radman, is not ecchi. ^_- (Oh, and to give you an
idea of how long it's been since Philip's used his camera -- these
first two pictures were from the end of Katsucon
- Amy Borden, author of Slackers Anonymous
on the Superguy list, as well as being
an accomplished artist in her own right.
- Dave Wilson, creator, writer, and
artist for Hitomi, published by Antarctic Press.
- Pearson "Doc" Mui, one of the associate authors
of Undocumented Features, and the author of the
Anime Detective series.
- Michael Cox, one of the biggest Fred Perry fans
known to humanity, and also the maintainer of the Gold Digger
- The Fanfic Panel, as usual, was lead by
Ryan Mathews, and was pretty well-attended. (from left to right, that's
Ryan (holding his hand up), Albercrombie, Jeff Hosmer, and John Biles)
- This year at the cosplay, Jen Gagne went as
the smartest lady of the cosmos, Washuu-chan!
- Kenichi, another fan artist of repute, came to
- Richard "PockyMan" Kim, taking time out from his
time in japan, was also on hand, helping with security and always
loaded with a fresh box of pocky with which to refresh the masses
- Ron "Ronzo" Murphy made a big splash at K3
this year. It was his first con, but due to circumstances beyond
anyone's control, he became our "Official Fred Perry Substitute"!
You see, Fred Perry, who had attended Katsu One and Two, -was- invited
to K3, and a letter was sent. Unfortuantely, due to the vagarities of
the post office, it never -reached- him, so he didn't come this year.
This left a lot of congoers starved for sketches, so somebody at one
point asked Ron if he could draw Cheetah for him (Ron had already put up
a GD-related piece in the art auction). Ron did so, and got paid, and
found out that if people want art, you can make a lot of money.
- And here's Ryan Mathews again, on the last day
of the con.
- Stefan "Twoflwr" Gagne, another fanfic
writer of repute, was also at the con.
- Eric "Stirge" Sturgeon, another Superguy
author (of extremly little output, as of yet), came with Amy to
Katsu 3, making it the first anime convention for both of them.
- Philip Moyer, Jeff Hosmer, and David Tai on the
last day of the con. I'm not about to go into what they've written,
it'd just take up too much space. ^_-
- While at the convention, Philip was EXTREMELY lucky to
get his hands on a Plush Ryo-oh-ki
, a toy that's become exceedindly rare over here in the states. Also,
he was able to get a Sailor Jupiter UFO-Catcher doll, which was much
less expensive than Ryo-chan.
- At home, Sailor Mars and Makoto Kino take
honored positions in front of Philip's stereo.
- Philip's Power Macintosh 7600/132, which is
his pride and joy.
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