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Getting to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] kjorteo and [livejournal.com profile] davidn again was easily the highlight of the trip. Nothing compares to getting to see dear friends again. That said, the con itself was an absolute blast, even if I spent the first day somewhat zombified due to taking the red-eye to get there and the last day feeling like crap because I had to leave....as with most vacations I take, the day leading up to travel is always the worst part for me.

I think my favorite part of the convention, however, was getting to take part in a voice acting panel hosted by Carrizo, owner of the Furrywood website. I got to voice characters for two scenes, one alongside David! The raw audio for both scenes is on the site as well as over on my Tumblr account. We also took part in the karaoke event later that night. I sang Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" (I was a bit apprehensive about doing so at first due to how high of a bar some of the other performers had set that night, but then the guys right before me buried the damn thing by intentionally butchering some song just to have fun...thanks, guys! :D), while David "sang" the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine." I use quote marks because he was in full rabbit fursuit, where his "voice" is a slide whistle app on his smart phone. Yes, he digitally slide-whistled the whole song. It was hilarious and I am desperately hoping somebody recorded it, because I was too busy laughing to think to go for my phone. (After telling my mom about that, she apparently told dad, who has since been in a state of mental blue-screen. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!)

(Side note: Earlier today, I decided to do some tinkering in Audacity and spiffy up the VA scene David and I did a little bit. I'm rather happy with how it turned out so far. (UPDATE: Now in Youtube form for those who want to avoid Tumblr!) Sharing this with a few of you was, honestly, the main reason I made this post.)

Still, the whole experience was just phenomenal. The whole time I was there, it just felt... well, I think Teo summed it up perfectly before I left: it felt like I was home. Can't believe it took me over a decade after being introduced to the fandom for the first time to realize that, but that's what the fandom has become to me.

Looking forward to going home again someday soon. :]
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