ALA 6 was this past weekend at the LAX Marriott. It was almost a full week for me, arriving on-site on Wednesday for pre-day-zero set-up and leaving on Monday after final move-out. It was pretty fun with no major (really major that is) issues. Some problems of course, but all were handled in quick time. People do need to have a little more common sense and not walk down Century Blvd with their Airsoft guns out in the open.
For my little part of the con, things went oddly smoothly. Got set-up in our room on Thursday afternoon. Tested everything and even showed a few things before closing up around 10 PM. Opened up Friday morning and while we did have a minor problem with one of the DVD players, it was easily resolved since we had back-ups. We started on-time at 9 AM and ran until just after 3 AM late Friday (Early Saturday) night. Same went for Saturday. Sunday we ran until 4 PM and then cleared things up. Staying the extra night (Sunday night) was an extreme help as we were able to just pack up the video room and move things into our hotel room for the night. We then helped with the Tech dept. move-out and after that helped with Logistics load-out for the truck and POD. Thanks to whoever in Logistics ordered the pizza, that was a life-saver on Sunday night.
Other then running a little over (5 minutes or so) on Sunday, we were pretty much exactly on schedule the whole weekend. Pretty cool as far as I’m concerned. A very big thanks go to the folks who helped with the room this year (yay for having more then just two people!). Your help is very much appreciated as things would not have gone nearly as well with-out your help!
Here are a few pictures from the room including our slide-show monitor outside the room (showed ‘now playing’, ‘coming next’, etc. slides outside the room for people to see as they walked by) as well as our Rin display (thanks to Funimation for the cool promo items).
Planning for Anime Los Angeles 7 in 2011 begins in two weeks. Enjoy!!