I did exactly as it said on the website and turned up at about two and a half hours before the show started. Fifteen minutes later, everyone seemed to suddenly walk en masse to the main stairs, although I didn't hear any announcement. It was like they just knew. We started lining up and got our lottery tickets -- I was number 202 and in the middle of a queue that stretched down the street and around the block. I would put numbers at somewhere between three and four hundred people.
...But my number was posted up on the board about half an hour later! I couldn't believe it!
I shall have to revise my original review of Tenimyu since it turns out a lot of bits were adlibbed. New bits include...
Afterwards, Pez and Liz came back to our flat for Christmas dinner. Lots of fun, although they had to leave quite early because of ryokan curfew. Still, we had good food together.
Lots of new anime sites are now opening in anticipation of the new year and Winter Comikket. Here's a list from Moonphase of the ones I wasn't completely bored by.
This piece of Weiss Kreuz crack turned up on my flist. Needless to say, I think it's awesome. (Yes, safe for work!)