Just a reminder that there are only 5 days left in my Rurouni Kenshin fanart contest. Please do consider joining if you haven't already. (The top prize includes a choice of a 1 year subscription to DA!) ^_^ For some unknown reason, there aren't too many entries this year. Are people not interested in RK anymore? Is the fandom waning? I hope not.
Speaking of Kenshin, I had the great fortune to meet one of my heroes this past weekend at San Diego Comic Con. Nobuhiro Watsuki, the creator of Rurouni Kenshin, was there promoting his new series, Buso Renkin, and I got to attend his panel. Also got an autograph from him afterwards. And I was able to give him a small 4x6 print of my Shinsengumi pic as a gift. I wish I had brought my Kenshin art with me, but I had no idea that he would be attending the con, so I didn't have them at all. I was lucky I happened to have the Shinsengumi print. I know he's a Shinsengumi fan. I was shaking when I gave it to him. (So not worthy!!!!) ^_^
But wow, it was such a thrill. I think those of you who know me know that I've been MASSIVELY OBSESSED with Kenshin for years. I run a website dedicated to the fandom, and the series has been a great inspiration to me artwise. So to meet the guy in person was almost too good to be true.
My friend Dlin was witness to some rather embarrassing fan-girlish squeaking on my part. Sorry about that, Dlin! And thank you for doing all the talking for me when I was busy blushing and making a giddy fool of myself.
Oh, I also got to meet Jon Foster, another artist I admire at the con. He was selling prints in Artist Alley, and I happily bought one. He seemed very nice and down to earth. His wife was very nice too. Not to mention gorgeous. ^_^
Anyway, I'm in love with San Diego Comic Con. I definitely have to go back next year. It was so much fun. And there was so much to see and do. It made Anime Expo look like a game of tiddly winks, and I thought AX was cool. O.O
Okay, enough gushing. Seriously, though. I was so thrilled to have met Watsuki-sensei. The happiness still hasn't quite worn off. Hee!