Note: Thanks to KairiZero, Xinq’G, and iBlaze, for providing the photos for our first gathering’s report ^^
December 12, 2010 would be marked as a special day for Nendonesian, especially who lives in Surabaya as we held our first ever Nendonesia gathering at Grand City Mall, Surabaya. We are really proud to be able to hold our first gathering six months after the birth of Nendonesia back then in July 4, 2010 (it was initially named Animaster Talks Nendoroid). (≧∇≦)/
Anyway, before we go through the gallery of our gathering photos, I would like to tell you a few stuff regarding Nendonesia’s site statistics. Let’s go past the break, Nendonesian! ^^
UPDATE: Fixed the broken image links
The line area chart you see above is Nendonesia’s daily unique views in average from July 2010 until December 12, 2010. As you can see on the stats, our page visits are improving and we reached a peak in December … and we are still in the middle of December, so we still have some rooms for further improvement! ^^
That said, we are really proud to be part of Nendonesia community and I would like to thank you all, Nendonesian, and our contributors – cybeast, pus2meong, techman57 (he is still inactive though ^^;), and rendoroid for supporting Nendonesia all this time until now. Hopefully Nendonesia could grow to be a better place for Indonesia’s Nendoroid community. ^^
OK then, let’s get directly to the gathering report!!! キタ━━━( ゜ ∀ ゜ )━━━!!!!!
Firstly, I want to apologize for arriving late to the gathering.
m(_ _)m <( gomen nasai, minna-san! )
I miscalculated the time needed to go to the venue from my home and that’s why I was late … T__T
Well, just like the agreement, we were supposed to meet at the gathering point (as seen on the photo below) and then walk together to the food court and begin our gathering activities there. Yep, I came late (sorry ^^;), but thankfully the meeting point has a nice collection of rare Nendoroid to make Nendonesian did not feel like waiting (OK, it was merely my assumption … ^^;).
Anyway, after I met the gathering participant at the meeting point, we walked our way to the food court together. It was pretty crowded there, so we were having some difficulties to find a proper place for the gathering, but we managed it somehow – thanks to you, Nendonesian! ^^
After setting up the tables and seats, we begin our activity by having unboxing fest for Nendonesian who brought unboxed Nendoroid boxes. Well, actually, I was having some hard time to decide which unboxed Nendoroid to be brought to the gathering, but eventually I decided to bring Nendoroid Kagamine Rin. (review coming up soon ^^)
Seeing both Teddy and KairiZero getting confused when installing and changing their Nendoroid’s parts and accessories kinda reminded me of my first Nendoroid unboxing … （´ー｀）
Shortly after the relatively short unboxing fest, we went straightly to the main event: Nendoroid photo session! As I mentioned in the gathering notes, aside from bringing unboxed Nendoroid, all of the gathering participants were advised to bring one of their fave Nendoroid to be displayed for a photo session together. ^^
While we were busy preparing our Nendoroid for the photo session, some of Nendonesian who had finished setting up their Nendoroid were quickly switch to “photo mode” as they were getting their camera ready for to take picture of Nendonesia’s Nendoroid first family photo. ^^
Whoa … it was pretty crowded … but it was fun! Those Nendoroid truly reflects our joy to be able to participate in the gathering. Let’s do another photo session like this on our next gathering! ^___^
The next event was photo session of some individual Nendoroid.
*drooling over all the featured Nendoroids* Ah … this is why I love Nendoroid photo session … the feeling of capturing our Nendoroid’s expressions is simply priceless, though unfortunately I did not manage to snap any photos of them. Regardless, Nendonesian photographer has done really well – much better than me, that’s for sure – to take those pics.
Anyway, our next and last activity was a Nendoroid auction. Actually, the auction was a spontanous suggestion by rendoroid, hence we apologize that we did not tell you, Nendonesian about it prior to the gathering that you could not prepare some fund to participate in the auction. Next time, we will make sure to tell you beforehand. ^^
OK so which Nendoroid is up for the bid? It’s the rare Vocaloid Nendoroid KAITO!!!
After a 5-minute bidding process, we got the auction winner for Nendoroid KAITO. Congratulations to avalonexa!! ^^
… and last but not least, we took a photo together. Yes, by “we” I meant all Nendonesian (not our Nendoroid >∇<) who participated in the gathering.
Oh … what a memorable photo! This is the photo of proud 20 Nendonesian attending our first gathering in Surabaya. Thanks for Xinq’G for taking (and distributing) the photo. As promised, I will print this out, frame, and bring it to our next gathering. ^^
Well then, I think that’s all for the report on Nendonesia’s first gathering. Thanks for all your time, Nendonesian, for attending the gathering. There will be some follow-ups soon (T-shirt, pin, etc) – this is currently being discussed, so stay tuned. ^^
See you next time on our next gathering, Nendonesian!! (≧∇≦)/
Note: I will announce the contest details next week. ^^