I started my con by riding out Friday morning with Aizen while wearing Sango. Getting to the con and getting in reg line before they opened (1), the wait took about an hour before the line moved and probably another hour until I was out on the con floor with my badge. I looked around, taking in the sights of the new venue when I was contacted with my room number for the hotel. Moving my luggage up to the room and enjoying having one for a bit (2), I then moved back to the con floor, now that everything was set up. Stopping in AA for a bit, I met a few people there that would eventually become my friends in the future. I stopped at a table with an Utena cosplayer, named Sylus, and began to chat with her. Upon talking, we realize we were cosplaying together the next day as Kurama and Hiei. We exchanged numbers and made a plan to hang out later. Several pictures and walking time later, I went to my room, changed into Kaoru and made my way to Cosplay Chess, hoping maybe I'd get picked to be on the board. Sadly, my ADD got the better of me and, due to distractions, I ended up being too late to the game to be chosen. But I still had fun watching. I grabbed some lunch/dinner with friends after the game, then came back to con to hang out with Sylus for the evening. We went to a yuri panel, then just got to know each other better before calling it a night and going to bed.
Started Saturday not wanting to get up because I was so tired. Then I remembered what all I had planned and got into Kurama, who had been a dream cosplay for a long time (3). I met up with Sylus, who told me her friends that were also cosplaying from YYH would join us later. So after meeting Lanipator (4), getting asked for kissy pics with Sylus (5) and getting the whole group together (6), it was a pretty awesome day. Got an autograph (7) and hit the rave (8) shortly after with Nexus. I hadn't seen Sylus for the rest of the night and, for the life of me, I couldn't figure out why I was so sad about it. After chatting with some friends, it dawned on me that I was starting to have a MAJOR crush on her (9). I cried due to various reasons, the main one being that I felt like I'd found a piece of me that had been missing (I'd been terrified at first about potentially liking women). This would also be the day I would meet the woman that would be my girlfriend now. Although I had been a fan of her work, I didn't realize it was her, only because I thought she was a boy and a LOT younger than me (to be fair, she didn't know it was me either, though we knew each other online).
Sunday was very slow. I motivated into Sango, but threw on some cat ears and a collar and later my friend Chi added caution tape to my hair. It looked like Sango had gotten drunk and stumbled into a fetish shop XP The snacks I brought for my room didn't get eaten up, so I gave out free food to many of the con goers. Met up with Sylus again and hung out until she had to go so she could get back home at a decent hour. During my final 15 minutes of the con, I would also meet DAN and Ra by the bathroom XP Aizen got a hold of me and we left the con. I had barely been home for long when I got a message from a girl I saw during the con called Yuki, asking me out, to which I accepted (10).