Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mini-Report: Sac-Con June 2009

Like I've said before, I love this Sac-Con after FanimeCon. I can always find people who went and talk about their experiences, and people who didn't go and let them know how awesome it is.

I wasn't planning on doing much, and with the things they were I decided to stick around the Console Gaming Room. For some odd reason, I found myself over there the majority of the time, laying back with the awesome staff and the wide variety of games. Props to Scott for allowing me to try out the Final Fantasy XIII demo and I was very impressed with the gameplay - I'm looking forward to FFXIII...whenever it comes out. There was also some impressive Guitar Hero: World Tour play in between.

But the highlight of the CGR was mashing through 104 straight stages/days in Rampage: World Tour, the 1997 arcade classic by Midway. I just kept on mashing with me and person that jumped in until we got tired or until we hit Sacramento. I got to both when I retired.

There was also a Venom Energy Drink booth set up, and they were giving away free energy drinks to the crowd. No, seriously, they were. I took like four while some were getting casefuls, probably for free publicity. I told them about Sac-Anime in August, and they told me that they were a lock to come back. I notified Dan about this, and I'm guessing they're in the talks.

There was a Masquerade, but I didn't bother with it - it's weird, ever since I didn't go the Masquerade at FanimeCon 2009, I'm sort of indifferent towards these kinds of events. Maybe it's just that I was having so much fun in the CGR that I didn't want to break that just to watch a Masquerade. (I also blame the YouTube effect as well.)

Either than that, I didn't really do anything besides kick it with the CGR staff, take free energy drinks, and win a $50 anime figure for $15 via Charity Auction. That's all the buying I really did.

Overall, it was con for me to kick back and relax after a week's worth of work.

1 comment:

  1. $50 figure for $15 NICE! What figure? you should post a picture!

    I usually never go to SAC-CON because I didn't think it was worthwhile, being mostly a comic convention from what I have heard.


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