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Hi all! Well, the past 2 months have been really exciting. Wanna know what happened? I'll tell you!

MAGFest LogoOk, so first off, I went to MAGFest X (a music and gaming convention) with some of my friends from college. This was my first time I went to this con, but it was set at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, which I've been to for the past few years for Katsucon.

The game room there was amazing. Dozens of arcade cabinets, lots of console games, and it was 24-hrs to boot! There were a few tournaments going on during the con, some of which I decided to sit in on. I did become the Ice Cold Beer champion for the weekend! Love that game. I also made it into the semi-finals for the "Video Game - Name That Tune."

After each tournament, they handed me some weird tokens which looked like smash balls with a number on them. I didn't find out until the next day that they worked as MAGFest bucks. So, yeah, I won about $50 in fun money. It was well spent in the dealers room, and I walked away from the weekend with a few posters, art pieces, and my very own copy of Legacy of the Wizard

Some of the other highlights was that I met most of the crew from, and a few other celebs, like Ellen McLain (GLaDOS from Portal), and Jon St. John (Duke Nukem). Funny thing with Jon St. John, I got him to prank call my girlfriend! Watch the hilarity ensue here!

Oh, and the concert by Nobuo Uematsu and his Earthbound Papas was great! So yeah, I'll be going back to MAGFest. 

Katsucon LogoThen, after a long month, Katsucon 18 ran up to greet me! This trip was the standard anime con fair. Lots of cosplay, lots of full panels, and plenty of anime viewing to go around! The game room was really lacking, and it was right next to the rave, but I made due. I did manage to make 2nd place in a retro game tournament Saturday night that started off with about 40 people. That was my personal highlight of the weekend.

The rest of the weekend was mostly spent with my friends. We drank, stumbled around the con for a bit, drank more, made lots of noise in the hallways, and so on. Ah, good times. I love seeing everyone during cons. Kick back, cut loose and make new friends!

Now there will be a long break until Otakon, but I'll try to keep busy. My sister got engaged, and two couples I know are getting married in April. So congrats to them! Back to work with me.

Ah yes, time for beaches, waterparks, conventions, drawing, food, fun...and...uh...other things! The other things being the shows on Cartoon Network that have been on for the past year.

I'm looking forward to the season premier of Adventure Time on July 11th. I'm really tempted to throw a Adventure Time party and have some friends over. I'll probably have another one when the Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake episode comes out. Pen Ward is amazing. Every other episode of Adventure Time just has a comic timing I haven't seen in a cartoon in a long while. The ones inbetween (and my favorites), are the ones where they give the characters more depth. Mortal Folly/Mortal Recoil and Nightosphere are the best episodes so far.

Regular Show is also another one of my favorites. I love how the episodes just snowball into something ridiculous before the end. The inclusion of the Sega Master system is another win! J.G. Quintel...good jorb! I also love the short he made which featured some of the RS cast for the first time. Regular Show is just one big acid

I do like how the creators of these shows are also doing voices. Pen as LSP and J.G. as Mordecai are great. I tried voicing QuickPaw in my own shorts, but I still can't nail down what I want him to sound like. I really need to animate more...

...oh! And The Amazing World of Gumball is realllllly cute. If I made a cartoon show, this would be it. I'm finding myself studying the animation techniques they are using more and more. I just wish they'd shop running the same promo commercial over...and over...and over again!

The Looney Tunes Show is hit or miss with me. I either find myself yawning, or laughing for 2 minutes straight. However, Daffy steals the show. He is such a jerk now, and I love it.

And Thundercats is on the way!

It might seem girly, but I am watching JEM whenever I can...and I'm trying to see My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic on HUB. JEM for the nostalgia (and the crazy plotlines, the very 80s music videos and acting), and My Little Pony so I can find out what all the fuss is about...and maybe a Derpy Hooves sighting.

I don't miss Flapjack or Chowder. They were good shows, but they didn't leave a long-lasting impression on me. I just hope Adventure Time and Regular Show go into re-runs, and not get completely booted from the network. That has been happening a lot lately. I haven't seen Flapjack or Chowder on at all. They probably run on weekends or really early in the morning now. Same goes for Fosters.

I will be going to Otakon 2011 this year! I hope to meet some of you out there. I'll be in my Marty Jr hat. Can't miss me.

Ok, back to work with me.
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