Home Made Kazoku – Otakon Concert 2010
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So last weekend was Otakon 2010. My 12th Otakon as a member of Staff. My second year handling Musical Guests.
As expected, it wasn’t anywhere near as tough this year, with a much better idea of what to watch out for and plan for.
This photo is from the Home Made Kazoku concert – which I had the time and opportunity to photograph. My own guests, the Yoshida Brothers — I was quite busy keeping things in line to shoot.
Much love to my fellow staff – as it was a very hectic convention with an incredible amount of good things happening, but also the greatest challenges on the back end yet.
Of particular note was the fire alarm on Saturday that resulted in over 26000 people being evacuated. Safely, and all loaded back in within the hour, with all programming resumed 90 minutes after the incident. My greatest respect to our staffers who performed crowd control in a highly fluid, changing and challenging moment. Some of them stayed in the building despite not knowing whether or not there was a real danger. Hats off.
Personal thanks to far too many people who made it possible – Alice, Sean, Mike, Jim, Dar, Rea, Alex, Cheryl, Lee, Andy, Yaz, Mer, Maile, Scott, Pat, the entire Yoshida Brothers team, etc. Thanks to Mari for being an essential interpreter and right hand woman for the entire con! Many thanks to Crissy for visiting me and lending a much needed quiet moment on Saturday! The list goes on, and it would be impossible to get everyone.
29000+ people this year, and still going strong. I wish I’d seen more of the con, but I was non-stop guest management from Thursday morning through Saturday night, with a little extra through Sunday and Monday. So — no con for me as usual. ^_^;;
In either case, not too many photos from the con, but what photos there are can be found here..