A last minute phone call from work sent me in for a couple hours that Thursday. I got home around 1pm, did some last minute packing, messed around on the computer and got picked up by DAN around 2pm. After very few pit stops, we made it to Bowler, WI just before 8pm. Many much singing of the anime music was had on the way over. Beck and James were waiting for us. While settling in, we took the time to get to know each other better. After some nerding out, nomz and cosplay workshop, we finally all went to sleep around 2am.
DAN and I were jolted awake by Beck having a terrible nightmare at 6am. After calming down, most of us tried to go back to sleep. At 10am, DAN woke everyone up and we all started getting ready. He and I changed into Reno and Elena, James into Law and Beck into Kaiba. After some final cosplay workshop, we split up and drove to get gas and food. From there we left for the con. Dan and I arrived around 3pm. After consulting with a couple people about the room and checking out our surroundings, we found out we couldn't get in right away. We finally were able to get in after DAN pretty much passed out briefly due to stress and lack of food. As such, it was up to me alone to get our luggage out of the van. After several things catching up with me (among other things), I had a nervous breakdown upon returning to the room with the first load. Just dropped to my knees and cried. After calming down, I went to peruse the con. Found Asuma, Serra and Velocity and went out to dinner with them at Denny's. Oh man, been a LONG time since I've laughed that hard. Maturity is overrated XD We came back, I changed clothes into something furry casual. After some more wandering, we took a trip to WalMart for cosplay pieces and other things. Once we returned, we parted ways and I did a lap around the con before heading back to my room. After some issues with Beck that kept DAN and I up for a while, everyone was asleep by 3am.
Woke up around 9am-ish, started getting into beach!Namine. After a text from Velocity saying she was running behind, I just kinda dicked around my room. Doodled in my sketchbook while waiting for her, then we headed to the pool for a private photoshoot. While there we found a Yoite, who we continued to run into throughout the day. Apparently, we made her day because no one but us recognized her. After the shoot, we went back to our rooms. I changed into the casual furry outfit again, then my hotel group headed over to the spiritualist shop across the street. Came back, showered, half assed into hipster!Kurama, then headed to Velocity's room. We finished getting changed, then headed back to my room so that I could be DAN's handler. After walking around, whoring myself out for Tiger & Bunny merch in the DR and taking pics, we all went to Subway for food, eating it back at the hotel's cafe. Went back to our room, quickly changed to civvies, then gathered the alcohol I brought with and began to head down to Velocity's room to drink it. Got stopped along the way for something important, so it was nearly an hour before I began to get my drink on.
This is when things got creepy. I won't go into every detail, but this is the only place you'll get the full story unless you talked to me directly about it. At various points of drinking, DAN, James and I had all been in Velocity's room. Beck came in and started a bit of crap with us. James followed her back to our room, feeling like she wasn't herself and wanted to make sure she was okay. After a while, DAN got a text and left, leaving Velocity and I to cuddle and be alone. After some time, James came back and banged on the door, saying I needed to come back ASAP. We both bolted through the con space back to the room, where DAN was having a panic attack in the hallway. He said Beck had threatened his and James' lives, along with speaking in 3rd person and talking in a much deeper, emotionless voice. Assessing the situation and calming down, we informed front desk of the issue and they called emergency. When the police, hotel staff and paramedics arrived, they talked with Beck, who passed out upon crossing the threshold of the door. She needed to be taken out of the con by a stretcher. DAN, no longer wanting to stay in the hotel, wanted to pack up and leave. The other half of the group (staying in the next room) suggested going to another hotel so that we could rest before going home because they didn't want us in an accident due to stress and no sleep. I had things to get from Velocity's room, so I went back there and kinda broke down because I really didn't want to leave. Serra told me options I had and Velocity, bless her putting up with me and probably not believing what I thought the problem was, sat and listened to my rambling and periodically rubbed my back and shoulder. In the end, DAN wasn't going to let me leave anyway, so I went with him and James to the Motel 6. Fox and his friend helped us get there and get our luggage into the van. We got in and started to calm down around 2am. About 15 minutes later, Fox's friend came back to check up on us, as well as let us know Beck had been released from the hospital and had found our hotel. She wanted to say goodbye and hope things wouldn't end on a sour note. Only James and I went out to meet her. She told us she didn't remember a thing since taking a nap after we came back from the spiritualist shop. She also showed us scratches on her arm that weren't there when she left with the paramedics and she didn't know how they got there. I gave her one of my buttons to hopefully let her know that she would be okay and we said our goodbyes. We finally all settled down and went to bed by 4am, DAN clinging to me out of fear.
Got up around 10am, changed, packed up what little bit we brought in with us and left around 11:30am. We never did go back to the con. We got some food and gas and never looked back. If we weren't singing as a distraction, it was a quiet ride back. We made it to Blaine, MN around 4pm. Food, napping and just all over relaxing. After some talk, hugs and messing around on the computer, everyone was in bed by 3am (though DAN crashed at 8pm or so).
I don't even remember what time I was woken up, but we tried to get some food down and just relaxed some more. It was mostly an internet kind of day. Later we went out for dinner, then went to DAN's parent's house to change cars. Then I was taken home by his father and my trip finally came to an end at around 7pm.