This is the first Comiket update you’re likely to see online, but that’s because I’m not there today. My preparations came to a grinding halt a couple of days ago when for no discernable reason I decided to play through the copy of Neverwinter Nights I brought back with me from the stash of games […]

This is the first Comiket update you’re likely to see online, but that’s because I’m not there today. My preparations came to a grinding halt a couple of days ago when for no discernable reason I decided to play through the copy of Neverwinter Nights I brought back with me from the stash of games I had left Stateside when I came to take this job initially; a dangerous distraction indeed. The rain falling outside is a silver lining to the otherwise gloomy prospects of my absence from Comiket today, though, as the main reason for going on the first day would have been cosplay photography. Doesn’t work so well on days like this.

There is also the small point of not being on the budget I would like for this event, and thus having less inclination to hype myself for it than if I had the funds to exploit it more fully. I do intend to go tomorrow and especially on day three, but the prep for that will happen when it happens. I guess I’ll fill in the gaps in coverage here retroactively after things are over… speaking of which, I apologize for the general lack of life on the site since my return. This is the first significant vacation I’ve had since shifting things into full gear last April, and I’m finding it harder to muster the daily discipline I have on workdays when these vast swathes of free time cast themselves before me. Here’s hoping I can pull things together again soon.

Comiket 68 Countdown: TODAY

Comic Market 68: August 12-14, 2005 - Tokyo Big Sight