Setting up the new MacBook Air before the room is filled. Not a lot of seats but they are filled with a load of industry folk - met folks from NEC, Docomo and the General Manager of Tezuka Productions - Shimuzu-san. Many of my new clients are made at conferences like this - even though I'm not paid for many talks that I give, its up to me to make the most of the opportunity and the chance to network with potential clients is priceless.
Thinking long term means you care about the future, thinking short term means you dont give a damn about the future.
The event was run by the Japanese government who I have been working with since last year. I'm speaking at another conference for them next week and also working with them on this n that while I'm in Singapore for the Anime Festival Asia. My goal is to help them realize how important you are to them.
Time to take questions from the audience, network and then head back to base. The Tokyo International Anime Festival was actually a replacement for the Tokyo Anime Fair which got cancelled due to the earthquake that his us earlier on this year.
The "festival" however was far from it with only a handfull of booths for business matching - I didn't even bother to take photos.