my second time to attend all three days of Ozine. spent most of it with the Chill Group, Nicole and Char with some stretches hanging out with the Annoying People and Tux Team. I got to see just about everyone I was looking for. the only exceptions were Marko and Marky. it was a real shame since I was looking forward to seeing Marko's Whiplash and Marky's Taylor Swift. I lucked into finding Kyn (or rather she found me) not long before I had to leave on day 2. was supposed to look for Kris on day 3 but, again, she found me instead. running into Jayjay on day 1 and then again on day 3 with the rest of her family was unexpected.
it's funny how I seem to spend less time in the actual con areas as the number of people I know increases. it's gotten to the point that it's impossible to hang out with all of them. even as late as September last year, the con goers I knew were practically limited to Vic, Nicole, Char and Bessi. Pia and Toyang would count, too, but they aren't able to go nearly as often.
now, there are dozens. with a few exceptions (mainly in the group shots), I know all the people in the above pictures. that's not even everyone. and the amazing thing about it is that among those dozens are cosplayers and photogs that would be considered famous or high profile, people that just last year I thought I'd never get to talk to, much less be friends with. I mean, come on. I can talk to just about anyone from Tux Team like it was no big deal. I doubt I'd get invited to join one of their shoots any time soon but it's still something.
like I told Nicole: the only way our con experience can change now is if we get introduced to international types like Jesuke or Rainer Tachibana.
yeah, I'm putting way too much thought into this. :))