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05 September 2004 @ 07:39 pm
Just got back from AnimeFest-- a relatively small con in Dallas-- tonight, after being there all weekend. Lots of fun, bought almost the complete set of the FMA pins. Very cute.

Anyways, the reason I'm posting this is because I got to meet two of the VA's for FMA: Vic Mignogna, who I'm sure everybody knows will be doing Ed, and Mike McFarland, who will be doing Havoc's voice.
Here's a couple pictures of the two sitting together at a panel; Vic's on the right, Mike's on the left: 1 2

They both seemed very nice; I can't say much of what I think of their voice acting itself since I'm not much of a fan of dubs, except that I rather liked Vic's voice as Gawl in Generator Gawl. One of the few dubs I don't mind. A friend who was in line for autographs a little bit behind me asked Vic to do his Ed voice, but all she could say about it was that 'it seemed nice,' which doesn't help much. He did mention something about how he had wanted to make Ed's voice higher, but the Japanese side of the pond-- who have apparently taken a great deal of interest in the choice of VA's for the dub-- told him they didn't want it that high.

Another thing he mentioned is that he's actually a really big fan of FMA-- he said it's the first show he's worked on that he's actually watched all the way through before hand, and researched a lot about. Mike also seemed to really like the show. That's pretty reassuring to me, at least-- hopefully they'll take extra care to make it really good.

Anyways, that's about all I have to say-- except that they're now selling sets of WINRY TOOLS-- yes, little tools that are supposedly like the ones Winry uses. This disturbs me.

Oh! and I also have a really cool towel now, with Havoc, Roy and Hughes. *huggles it*

*EDIT* Forgot to post the FMA cosplayer pictures. Not many of them, just Ed & WInry, and a different Winry. There were lots of people in the military outfits this year though, and several Ed's that I didn't get pictures of.
Current Mood: tiredtired
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~: Dreaming (Ishtar)bleedingsand on September 6th, 2004 10:19 am (UTC)
*grin* I just got back from AnimeFEST myself. vikki got the last of those Havoc/Roy/Hughes towels. And yes, I was rooming with vikki. So happy. The Ed and Winry cosplayers you have is vikki as Winry and dolfyn as Ed. My roommates for the con. *huggles Vikki and Sarah* Don't imagine you have a picture of Winry and a Songstress Yuna kissing... Vikki and I had way too much fun with that pose.
Calessandriana on September 6th, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
Cool! Wasn't it fun? The only cons I'd ever been to before were the really gigantic ones-- AnimeExpo and ComicCon in Cali-- though I've been going to those for four years, now. So it was but fun and educational to go to one of the smaller cons. And also nice because, like I said, I got to meet the VA's in person. I got hugged by Vic Mignogna~! And I have a picture of it~~! *heart*

The towels were very cool. I was tempted by the other two, but the coloring on the Elric-kyoudai one was awful, and the red one with the symbol was too plain... but the Havoc/Roy/Hughes one was juuuust right! :D

My compliments on the costumes. :D I'm always too lazy to make one myself, but it's fun seeing other people's creativity.
Nope, I'm afraid I don't have a pic of that-- I was probably the first person to take y'all's picture on Friday afternoon, I think? Though I did see y'all around a lot later.
Anyways, it's good to know who to credit those pics to. :)
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~bleedingsand on September 6th, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC)
Uuuuuuugh! I want a picture of Vikki and me kissing. C'mon, there has to be some yuri fanboys/girls in this community that have a picture of that!

This was my second AnimeFEST. I've also gone to A-kon and Ushicon. I prefer AnimeFEST, even though it's five hours away. It's small, so I'm not climbing all over people to get to where I want to go, and the dealer's room always has stuff I want. I get the best hauls at AnimeFEST.

I did not meet Vic Mignogna. Vikki did. Sarah did. I did not. I am pissed.
C: hughesalessandriana on September 6th, 2004 12:55 pm (UTC)
I tried to limit my spending this time-- I spent waaaay too much at AnimeExpo and ComicCon. Though that didn't, er, totally work. For pure shopping reasons I prefer AX, but there was a surprising variety of stuff at AnimeFest. I <3 my pins and towel. And my Giant Strawberry Pocky. :)

Thankfully we're at school only a couple hours away, and one of my friends lives in Dallas, so we all crashed at her house and took the DART up every morning, so we didn't even have to deal with parking.

Vic is really, really nice. :D And very cute, for someone probably twenty years older than I am. He didn't even mind me accosting him on the dealer's room floor Sunday morning and asking for a picture, even if he didn't recognize me from the day before. :D
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~bleedingsand on September 6th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
I could have crashed at my aunt's house, but that's in Arlington. Too far of a drive.

Uugh, you suck. I wanted to meet him. I wanted to hear him spaz!
Calessandriana on September 6th, 2004 01:02 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, I didn't even get to hear him do his Ed voice at all. >.< I kept meaning to ask, but...
And omg, him spazzing would be soo cute ^^;;;
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~bleedingsand on September 6th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC)
I want to answer to your post, but your icon keeps making me laugh...
Calessandriana on September 6th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
And it is SO TRUE, too.
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~bleedingsand on September 6th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yes it is!
Calessandriana on September 6th, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC)
**stabs Sasuke with a rusty knife**

though in the most recent chapter, my opinion of him went up a fraction of an inch. we'll see what the next one does.
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~: Sasukebleedingsand on September 6th, 2004 06:03 pm (UTC)
Sasuke's pretty, and makes nice icons, but I don't have much of an opinion for him other than that. Now, Sakura...
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~: Canta per me (Risa)bleedingsand on September 6th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)
And hon, that icon is so great. You said armanininja made it, right? Pass the word along.
Calessandriana on September 6th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
WIll do.
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~: One by one (Sakura)bleedingsand on September 6th, 2004 06:04 pm (UTC)