My flight doesn't arrive in on Day 0 until 5:15PMish, so I won't be doing that early line up...something I prefer anyways because I don't like waiting longer than an hour in that hot sun! Not sure what's happening that evening yet
Juuuust finished Tamako Market, and I am going to miss those girls! Kanna is so silly, and Dera actually sort of redeemed himself as a character at the end I'm sad to see quite a few of these winter shows go.
Yup, it's much easier to steer towards the more recent series as well.
We have our group from last year, but one of them can drive easily to and from the expo, so it's fortunate he was okay with me staying.
Pre-shopping? Smart idea! I tend to wander the Artist Alley anyways, and I've found ordering figures and such online can turn much better deals than at a con.
That's awesome that you made a good enough friend from last year to feel comfortable rooming with!