Things are going well for Signe and I. We are getting ready for the move to Japan. Signe has put a lot of our stuff up on http://www.craigslist.org/ for sale. Unfortunately, we can't take most of it to Japan, and Signe's parents can only hold so much for us, so if you are local and looking for stuff let me know. We'll make you a sweet deal. :) We have also been cleaning out our closet too. Buying some new clothes and getting rid of others. We will be looking good when we leave on Aug. 2.
WonderCon was last month, and it went well. We broke even, but we got our name out there, which is the main purpose of going to any convention for us. I was there, in San Francisco, on Friday, April 25, peddling our wares. The next big thing for us is E3 in LA, which is happening next week (May 14-16). I am very excited to be going to that show. We will also have a presence at Anime Central in Chicago that weekend as well. The job is great as always. I will really miss it here when we leave.
Fanime has lost three of our guests: Mari Iijima, Takahiro Yoshimatsu, and Kunihiko Ikuhara due to unforseen situations, but besides that everything is still on course. The panel schedule is coming together and Andrew Tei will do great next year as the Panels Coordinator.
No-Name is running smoothly, as always. Since I don't watch much anime these days, I have really started to enjoy the showings, since it is like my monthly dose of fandom. Although, speaking of fandom, I did just watch X2 and loved it. I am borrowing the Essential Xmen comics from Stitchin' Babe Kel to further my Xmen education.
Signe and I are actually watching "Key, The Metal Idol" on NetFlix right now. I haven't watched the show in years, it's a pretty good head tripper.
We still play Settlers of Catan whenever friends come over these days. Man I love that game.
Signe and I are planning on taking the Go set over to Japan with us to hone our Go playing skills. That should be fun. In fact, we should bring a bunch of games over; they will make great icebreakers when we start making new friends over there.
The computers are running well. I have gotten pretty good with installing Debian now. I can do it in about 1 hour and have X up and running. I have sound working, USB syncing working, pretty much everything I need.
I purchased a laptop for the trip to Japan. We got a Dell Inspirion 500m. For you nerds out there it is a Pentium M 1.3GHz, 512MB RAM, 30GB HD, 14.1" SXGA+ Screen, 64 MB Integrated Video, 45 WHr Battery, DVD/CD-RW, weighing 4.9 lbs. As for the other computers we are giving them to Signe's brother, Reuben to sell or do with what he will. I have already sold my Amiga as well.
Thanks to Ed Schwartz I have just finished the Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock. It was a good series of books and I very much enjoyed reading them. I also just found out that Universal has optioned to make them into a trilogy of movies as well, so I'm excited to see that come about.
I also finished Rajnar Vajra's "Shootout at Nokai Corral" that ended with last months Analog, which was a fun read. I really enjoy that magazine, with any luck I will be able to subscribe to it when I move to Japan.
Scott Francis said that he is going to try to make it down here before we leave for Japan, and I am excited to see him again, since it has been a while.
Brian Papp is off in the middle of the Middle East right now with the Army doing a whole lot of nothing if his letters are accurate. I will be quite happy when he has returned and is a little less out of harm's way.
Jenna Whitaker is an all around great and amazing person. She is totally sweet and awesome, not to mention very good looking. If I weren't married I'd totally be head over heels for her. She's the best! She is also going to the University of Oregon for grad school next Fall, so watch out all you ducks!
Stitchin' Babe Judy just had her XXth birthday (21 forever!) party as well, so Signe and I went over to the Babes place and partied hard! We need to get our Settlers on and maybe do a couple Buffy nights!
OK, that's about it for this edition of the Trev Report. I will see you all next month for more exciting news. By then I should know where I am going in Japan, plus I will have an E3 report! Woohoo!
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