Once again, I went to Youmacon in Troy, MI at the Hilton. And once again, the convention was awesome. The only problems I saw were the number of people (there was far too many for the size of the hotel, and luckily, the convention is moving to a larger hotel next year) and events were delayed (I assume because of the number of people, though). Overall, though, I had another awesome time.
This year, the pictures were taken on a digital camera I bought originally for school, but used here as well, a Nikon Coolpix L3. Thanks to my little sister, I found out that the camera has a scene option in addition to it's normal picture mode, which actually takes much nicer pictures, even WITH my unsteady hands. So the pictures this year are actually GOOD as opposed to last year (well, in most cases anyways...). All the pictures are scaled by 30% of their original size to fit on the screen better.
On Saturday morning, I got autographs from Caitlin and Patrick. I would've done it the night before, but things didn't work out as planned. Anyways, I got someone in line to take my picture with them after I got them to sign their autographs for me. As it seems to be the case with these two, another funny story to go with this. After I got Caitlin's autograph on an FMA manga (which I did the last 2 years as well), I was having Patrick sign a Bleach manga. Unfortunatly, I had none with Isshin Kurosaki's face, so I had him sign volume 2, which has Rukia's face on it. You'll see the actual autograph in a later picture. Anyways, after he signed the top, Caitlin was asking Patrick if he drew a mustache on Rukia. He hadn't, but did right after she said that. It just shows how light-hearted the voice actors are. Especially with Patrick's shirt there.