||LLNN has never been
to Ohio or Kentucky, so coming to SugoiCon meant not just doing the usual
report, but also doing a little exploring around the region to sample a
bit of the life around the area. With our LLNN Chicago Unit "Akane"
and "Oldcrow", we were able to dine on delicious Kentucky steak
and see a bit of Cincinnati at night.
Extra Oddities and Commentary
and below: Old Cincinnati and Kentucky aren't
shockingly different from the rest of the world, but it's interesting to
look at the architectures and surrounding buildings and see things you
wouldn't normally see back home in Silicon Valley where the LLNN
California Unit comes from. "Akane" and "Oldcrow"
(Chicago Unit) drove us around and pointed out the huge churches that
are the staple institutions in this Bible belt, the dimly-lit roads that
wrap around in circles, the wealth of steak and chili restaurants, the
small mini-malls next to gas stations with truck-feasting diesel pumps
everywhere, banks and law offices that look like old Victorian mansions,
and of course, most notably the thick Kentucky accent that "Kyou"
(California Unit) started picking up. ^_^ Scary...
and below: Longhorn and Shells, the two fabulous
places for an awesome dinner. Longhorn's "juicy and
delicious" prime rib feast for $20 was a must-eat and should not be
missed for any anime fan, we don't care how poor you are. The
decor is festooned with tons of animals with horns... and even fishes
and birds with horns... if you can believe such a thing here in
Kentucky. Shell's salmon dinner was absolutely excellent, cooked
to perfection, moist and tender, and literally melting in the mouth, as
it should be, not dry to the tongue.
from LLNN Chicago Unit poses next to her car just before we left for a
scenic tour around Kentucky that took longer to find a place to eat than
it took to eat.
staff "Eug" (left-Chicago Unit), "Kyou"
(center-California Unit), and "Kken" (right-Chicago Unit)
relax for a while in between panels to discuss the usual business:
"K1" our DDR King is going to kick some butt at the DDR
tournament and we can't miss that now, can we... hehehe
staffer Bill Johnson of Registration dutifully counts up the magical
numbers. SugoiCon 2000 topped out at a total of 522 memberships
for their first time! Great job!
staffer Greg Spahr of Vendor Liasons strikes an action pose!
SugoiCon 2000 Chairman Dana Weaver strikes a classic pose... towards the
always, special thanks go to all the SugoiCon 2000 staffers who delivered a
fantastic convention and worked long hours to make sure everything ran
on time and all the attendees were happy as clams.
LLNN California Unit also
thanks our Chicago Unit and Ohio Unit staff: Eug, Kken, K1, Akane,
Oldcrow, Gubaba, Bill-sama, and GoofyGuy for making sure this report is
as accurate as possible.
And thanks to Delta
Airlines for the in-flight steak dinner... ^.^
[Artist Alley] [Convention
Necessities] [Cosplay Gallery 1] [Cosplay
Gallery 2] [Cosplay Gallery 3] [Cosplay
Gallery 4] [Cosplay Gallery 5] [Cosplay
Gallery 6] [Cosplay Gallery 7] [Dealers
Room] [Fun and Games] [Panels
1] [Panels 2] [Panels 3]
[Panels 4] [Workshops] [Hotel
and Convention Center] [Extra Oddities and LLNN