only a month left!
What do you expect?
Why is there no schedule?
Why you reading all these questions?
It's super meh.
I don't know why everyone's freaking out over the lack of schedule this year, it's always been like this. It's a small con, never draws much of a crowd... Is it because of the lolita guests?
It's meh because it isn't much more than a husk of a con. It like... GenericCon. The main service it provides is being a con, being the event that brings people out to it. The vendors are meh, the programming is meh, the cosplay contest isn't anything special. It's not terrible, it just isn't fun unless you have people there to make it fun. I've had some great Ikkicons, but it's never been Ikkicon itself that made my time great.
Does that make sense?
It is meh, but if you have friends that will be there and you like Austin, go for it.
Has anyone seen the day badge prices? Thoughts on those? I feel like it's extremely overpried for a con like Ikkicon.
I guess I can't complain about ANT because I managed to get in on the Groupon deal so I don't know much about the prices for that. But I find it crazy when small(er) cons hike up the prices especially for day badges.
I'd expect $40-45 a day for a con like A-kon (talk about lack of anything substantial though) but not Ikkicon.
How small so you think it is? AKon makes the top 10 in terms of attendance for cons in the US.
The Saturday price is 10 dollars less than a weekend, which is something I've seen from several other cons, not just A-kon. It's becoming standard.
Hey guys, ikkicon staff here. I have a lot of juicy goodness as to why ikki has been shit for years and I have some dirt that yall may like. I know those fucking nerds who run it are on here, but fuck it I don't care anymore.
First thing yall need to know is that the con is run by beta males and autists. There's a chick who is 2nd in command and she is a complete retard who tries to make the con cater to herself and her children.
They have been trying to make it more and more kid friendly which is one of the reasons it's at the new hotel. Not only that, but they want to go full nazi on rules this year just for that reason. The security team has always been bad and made up of jrotc nerds, so get ready for them to have SS power.
>cater to children
Most cons are already too child-friendly for my taste. That's not good.
>JROTC as security
What sort of rules are they going to nazi about?
Why bother to have a con over New Years if they don't want/expect it to be a big booze party convention?
Do tell nerd. Prove me wrong, don't just say it.
They are making it to where you can't have a cosplay revealing too much skin. Guys have to always have a shirt on and girls arnt allowed to show off their goods. Other rules that have yet to be discussed that I'm trying my hardest to push back against.
The con security this year, much like last year and the year before are going to be like hawks on dress code and any thing that might be used as a weapon. Usually standard fair for cons, but the security team they hire is made up of the biggest asshole in the world.
Last year they kicked a girl out just for being kind of drunk and high. They smelled pot and took her badge.
One of the security team guys I always have beef with is the manley douche bag who carries around a pipe he never actually smokes from and always wears these silly call of duty esqe jesus shirts
Dealers room, from unflattering angle
Main floor was too big to capture on my phone. The stairs on the bottom left hand corner of the pic lead to the dealers and panels.
Do you see that big black area? It's mirrored on the other half. And on the other half there is another area like that. They have also recently expanded the restaurant onto the floor.
There will not be a lot of room to walk.
Another shot of dealers, standing in a corner.
LOL wait, you're mad because they revoked the badge of someone participating in illegal activities? Good on them, I don't want to be around a bunch of high socially inept nerds.
I'm also willing to bet money the stiffer dress code is due to the venue. If the hotel says no shirtless bros then they have to comply.
I really have no idea where kids get the mentality that they can do whatever they want because they are at an Anime convention. You are still in a public space, sorry you have to follow some rules.
So not only are you a white night, but also a sober person who misses out on the fun
>getting mad at pot
Personal views of pot aside, it is illegal in the state of Texas. Explain to me why you believe the convention should not revoke the badge of an attendee participating in illegal activities?
>riding a noble high horse of sobriety
>thinking that you are superior to anyone because you don't use substances
>caring about what other people put into their body's
>feeling the need to be a rat at cons
Have fun never being invited to party's or having fun :^)
I'm sure you are probably the most fun person to be around, nothing screams fun like holding a moral high ground.
ALSO THE CON IS IN AUSTIN YOU INBRED, WEED CAPITAL OF TEXAS.
Sex isn't illegal? I am pretty sure if people were banging in the middle of the dealers room they would be kicked out.
I've seen badges pulled for intoxication. Conventions can't come after you for what you are doing in your hotel room. The issues is when you are visibly doing the activity on the con floor. So, you are drinking and the hotel doesn't allow open bottles, or you are intoxicated.
Holy shit, are y'll that dumb? For one pot isn't a federal issue it's a state issue, haven't you heard it's legal in quite a few states now or have you been living under a rock?
Austin is home to Marley Fest http://austinreggaefest.com which is a bunch if pot heads in a park smoking weed and listening to shitty music. Also, the cops do nothing, they actually just stand around and watch.
Guess pot isn't so illegal in Austin now huh? Cops don't do shit cause its not harming anyone, other than making a few people butthurt.
I don't think you even read the website you linked to, it clearly says weed is legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington state, which proves that it is a states issue and not a federal issue. Unless you were trying to prove something else? In which case you really didn't elaborate on that.
If you were trying to prove it is illegal in Austin, I kow it is, never said it wasnt, I only stated that the cops don't care.
Come back when you know how to debate shit properly.
Yes I do, but apparently you don't since the sentence you quoted was in relation to the use of medical marijuana and the fact that even if it is prescribed by a doctor it's still not legal in your state.
Regardless nothing of what you're trying to prove makes sense. Are you trying to prove that weed isn't legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington?or the fact that it's illegal everywhere else? Cause I already stated that it is illegal everywhere else.
Please make clear what the fuck you're even trying to prove as your stance in this "debate" is totally blurred. Otherwise I'm done, since I'm apparently arguing with an infant.
Do yourself a favor and read the memorandum. It is illegal on the federal level. The DOJ is choosing to defer to local law enforcement to enforce the laws, so in states where it is "legal" obviously no one is going to be arrested.
You can argue that it is effectively legal in certain states, but it is technically illegal on a federal level. There is a law against it. No vote has taken place to remove or overturn that law, ergo it is still illegal. States don't have the power to over ride federal laws, like you seem to think.
Since the schedule is kind of a mystery still beyond a handful of lolita things, is anyone here hosting a panel? If so, what time/day/room? I will probably have a ton of free time and kinda wanna hear what y'all are bringing to the table.
Having weed is not a federal offense unless you're stupid enough to have it on federal property.
you want a memorandum? Here: justice.gov/iso/opa/resources/3052013829132756857467.pdf
This clearly states the federal laws on weed, as well as stating that these federal laws only apply to federal property (national parks, and military bases) other than those areas it's a state's issue.
So it's not a federal offense to have weed in Austin, and the non-federal justice system in Austin doesn't give a flying fuck about whether or not you're high. They only care if you have a lot of weed, otherwise it's just a bunch of paperwork that they don't want to deal with.
Did you miss the last paragraph where it says the memorandum does not alter in any way the departments authority to enforce federal law, regardless of state law?
You clearly have no concept of what you are talking about so I'm done. I hope you have fun smoking I guess?
Why do you guys even care?
so what if people participate in smoking weed while on duty or off duty at the con, it like a cigarette break man, I smoke to help me eat. I also volunteer because i have fun at cons, so.....i think as long as the person smoking doesnt act like a complete ass i dont see the problem
San Antone cosplayer here. I've been getting my stuff ready for the last 4 months- mostly squaring away finances, tickets, transportation, and lodging. Do we have a new gull chat/meetup line?
New Year's weekend is honestly a terrible time for any event, but it seems particularly stupid and selfish to have a wedding then and expect anyone to plan one of the biggest holidays of the year around you, let alone a convention that has been on that weekend for years.
having a con on NYE is kinda ehh yeah it sucks that your occupied with the con but for people that dont have a lot of friends/ wouldnt go out and do stuff normally the con a pretty ideal thing to do
I know that lady in question, and she does a fantastic job. She also has organized the best panels in the last couple of years with GREAT turn out. Also kid friendly is fine. Adult panels can be later at night and labeled 18 plus. FFS sake most of the fan base is for younger kids. >>8756004
gonna go, gonna go have fun there, and little cry babies like you cannot stop me.
You'll have fun, anon. Ikki is a social con more than anything. The programming historically hasn't been too stellar and we don't even have a schedule right now haha. I'm always down to make new friends.
I don't cosplay, actually. Just do the lolita thing. What're your plans? I haven't checked the FB page in a minute but I imagine people are posting their plan sheets (not sure what those are called haha sorry) there. I always like seeing good cosplays!
Oh okay! I would wear lolita but I'm still a baby and don't have a completed coord. I'm gonna cosplay 4 characters over the course of the 3 days, attend whatever panels look promising, no real solid plans. I do want to watch the btssb fashion show though!
4 cosplays is legit. If you have line, feel free to add me. It'd be cool to run into you at the show or just around! I've no plans aside from the tea party/fashion show and will probably spend 90% of the time just hanging out haha. Line ID is gh0ulprincess.
Yep. Been trying to work on stuff all week but not getting much done cause of family and stuff. Next week looks even worse, I don't know if I'll finish.
Also, anyone working the day before Ikkicon? I wanted to go to the New Years party but I'm bummed because I got a shift late that day, oh well.
Last minute costume here too. Sill waiting on fabric and tried to dye some resin charms last night, with little success. I haven't finished christmas presents or started actually sewing fml.
There's a Lolita swap meet on the 31st but since a lot of people can't make it to that I was hoping to help coordinate an additional swap meet. If you're looking for one that's not Lolita, I have no idea.
Yeah I've been seeing a lot of people asking for one during the con. My friends and I are interested in it too. Is anyone else interested in helping out to host one? I'll help but I can't be the main coordinator since I'm not an austin local.
I've already posted on the fb page and event haha. If you would like, maybe we'd all could work together to make it happen! T.b.h im hoping there's a room we could use. There seems to be a lot of empty gaps in the schedule too.
Speaking of, the guidebook wasn't working earlier so maybe the schedule is getting updated. It's last second but maybe we could try getting it added once we show there's enough support for it.
Well since I am local I'm not staying in the hotel, otherwise I would gladly offer a room. Some of us are trying to coordinate something. We've messaged people who are handling the meet on the 31st to see if they know of any gaps in programming/available open rooms. Or, if you would prefer to do it an a lounge, that's fine too. I haven't seen the hotel yet so I've no idea what it looks like. I've just heard it's a pretty small space so I think trying to get a room booked might be a better option.
Just get here on Thursday, or offer up your own fucking hotel room to do the swap meet. The people running the lolita programming already set up a swap meet and are planning and setting up and catering everything else the con is putting together.
Step up, or sit down and shut up.
I will not be arriving a day early just because your staff can't plan ahead and end up scheduling events poorly, that is not my responsibility. Is this how the Austin comm runs things at this con?
Personally, I'm more interested in the swap to meet lolitas. Besides the Baby stuff and Lolita 101 there isn't a chance to mingle.
The swap meet was planned wayyyy ahead the con didn't announce anything though. Shit was together but getting verification from the con has been hell. Have something in your hotel room or something. A majority of people will not be staying in the hotel and are arriving Thursday.
I know a huge influx of lolitas there are going to be out-of-towners willing to give the con a chance because of BTSSB and to avoid supporting AM. Many of these don't know how ikki is run and therefore wanted to wait until the schedule is up to see if there was a swap meet scheduled, like how it was at SJ. Plus I know other lolita locals won't be able to attend the Thursday meets since they already had New Years Eve planned with family and friends beforehand. I don't think it's a bad idea to just try and get something set up. If the effort all goes to waste, there's no harm done you know?
Fortunately it seems like a mini swap meet is in the works during the con. Maybe next year they'll keep it in mind and have it planned better.
Anon, I don't know where you are from but Texas cons are notorious for awful planning. AM, Akon, Oni, and Ikki will never be on time for scheduling even if panelists submit their panels many months in advance. Demanding the swap meet to fit your needs and the 5 out of towners is ridiculous. Instead of being an awful twat why don't you open up your room and have a swap instead of complaining.
Ah yes I wanna say my friends got a response back about a 30 minute meet. Very short but perhaps we can spill it out into the lobby or somebody's room. Personally I'm very glad that so many lolitas from out of town are coming. I hope the lolita programming all goes smoothly and that I'm able to meet a lot of new people!
>Let's just stop being catty and be hyped for ikki now.
All these Lolita bitches whining and complaining about AM and now they're invading Ikkicon and the swapmeet bullshit makes me actually miss the steampunk fuckers.
I'm an out-of-towner coming in and trust me, your con has a reputation up here too. It's still better than AM given it's not run by the shittiest folks on earth, but it's also kind of known as the snorefest party-con. I'm hoping I make more lolita friends before I end up getting drunk off cheap drinks.
Kome is pretty top, would also agree it's way worth the drive.
If you want mediocre sushi, but want to walk around the south congress area there's Lucky Robot. Their stuff is very americanized but tasty lol.
There's REAL lolita programming this year though. And the people running it are working hard, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes this year!
I'm about 2/3rds done with my shit. I was in the middle of moving and put off getting started and now I'm cutting corners trying to get this BS finished.
I am excited. Made my cosplay this year by myself. Probably shit, but still fun. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Gonna drink a ton. Hosting my room party as always, ditching cross play this year because wearing a dress is too hard. I feel bad for Lolita peeps because makeup and wigs are suck.
Velcro is refusing to glue to my foam and it's the only way the waist pieces on my cosplay can be held shut. My head hurts and I'm ridiculously tired and I'm ready to give up and say screw it.
sewing type craft glue with stick it to craft foam, like if you have the "Ok to Wash It" type or other similar ones
E6000 will also work but it melts some types of foam so thats kinda risky
Swap meet now says 5-6:30? I guess it changed again.
Would it be frowned upon to bring some general jfash stuff or is this going to be strictly Lolita?
Someone hung their fucking dakimakura in thei room window
>tfw still at work, 200 miles away
would seeing a clownpiece triggger you?
> Below average panels.
> Game room is rather small/lacking.
> Barely any space for people to go.
> Food locations nearby are lackluster
I give Day 1 a 6/10. The only thing I found redeeming were the people and their willingness to hang out and be good sports about it.
It wasnt good at all, the music that was being played didn't have any omph. There were way too many moments where the whole room would just stand there waiting for a bass drop. It was whack.
Hey gulls here's some bssb fashion show photos from ikki
I overheard some photogs talking about that Hioshi guy. He's so damn scummy and always looks skeevy.
Any deets on this guy? I swear to god, I see him at every convention I attend and it's annoying because he's so full of himself despite looking like ass in all of his cosplays.
His company pays the con to be a sponsor. Part of the deal is he has to be a "cosplay guest". Cons just see money thrown at them and agree. No background check or see if he is legit.
The only experience I have with him is at Delta H Con 2015 when he showed up 3 hours early for his panel because he overslept and didn't pay attention to the time. Then when the VA guests who were ACTUALLY scheduled to have a panel at that time showed up, he wouldn't get off the stage and let them do their panel until con security got involved and made him leave so they could do their panel.
I should have listened to the warnings about this con. Not a lot really went down and only a few of the panels were enjoyable.
Going to the feedback panel since I'm going to let the staff know what went wrong.
> all of it
It was surprisingly good! Everyone got some time with the guests, there was plenty of food, the butlers and hosts were chatty, and the setup/atmosphere was really lovely. 10/10 would attend next year.
This. It's their 10 year anniversary and having been to ALL the Ikkicon, this one sucked ass. It was a combination of no good foof nearby besides the Five Guys, nothing to do, the dealers hall closed way too damn early, the panels were lack luster, the 4 elevators plus the one pool elevator were nowhere near enough and while the parking was free and thats nice, getting stuff to and from the car sucked ass- especially if you were in the parking garage.
out of all the panels that were provided, the only ones anyone in my group enjoyed were scheduled WAY too late at night and/or scheduled at the same time as the rave so we had to pick one or the other. (although from what I hear the rave wasn't anything to write home about...)
Looks like RT and Monty's family are pissed and getting involved. But guy is trying to backtrack and blame others for the misunderstanding. Claims he never saw bios on all the con websites where he was a guest and his manager sent them.
Couldn't ever get a clear story, but from what I read and saw..
>girl on stage at rave when she wasn't supposed to be
>con staff allegedly "pushed her" off stage
>all of girls friends get very shitty obscure phone pictures of the situation as "evidence"
>girl and her friends spam the shit out of the Ikkicon Facebook pages about how much of a shit lord greg ayers is (even though he wasn't the one who allegedly pushed the girl)
>when no one from the con responds to them bitching on the fb page they all start spamming that "ikkicon promotes rape culture" because they didn't give her asspats about getting removed from the stage she wasn't supposed to be on anyway
For the god damned life of me, I don't understand what ANY of that has to do with "rape culture" or how greg ayers is to blame for con staff doing their job.
I haven't found any more details since then.
I had 83 tickets and I still got cucked by the giveaway at the end
Hi, yes, I know what happened. Greg's BOYFRIEND put his hand on a land whale's sholder and yelled at her to get off stage because she wasn't supposed to be up there. He yelled because it was loud up there.
The girl had a bitch fit.
So... I'm guessing there are no missing details that somehow justify the "rape culture" shit they all keep going off about? ESPECIALLY seeing as how the "assaulter" doesn't even like women and there was no sexual contact.
It was awesome! I'm really proud of my comm. They did a great job. It was so nice getting to interact with the guests and ask them questions. Delicious food too. I'm glad to see positive feedback from others. I'm glad so many people came from out of town/out of the state!
>I don't care but I care enough to ask
I was really drunk in the lobby at 3 am and this person basically handed them off to me because they were leaving early iirc. It could've been a guest or volunteer or something but even I don't know how they got them
I also talked to a guy who manages the rave at a rival convention about it, and he also confirmed that Greg Ayre's boyfriend simply placed his hand on this girl's sholder.
I will also add that after Greg Ayre's boyfriend (who is not staff) placed his hand on her sholder, she violently ripped around and screamed something to the effect of "DON'T FUCKING TOUCH ME"
Also found it funny that they happened to have their phones out in time to snap photos, because it lasted seconds.
Tea Party staff here- Just wanted to say I'm SO happy everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves. The team worked really hard on the event, so I'm glad that it was a high point of your weekend. <3
i'm assuming this is rape culture post in question
Fucking stellar photos, at that.
Getting bounced has nothing to do with rape culture. Or are only men allowed to get bounced from places? The few women that are like this are what get MRAs acting like we're all shitlords that want to cut off their dicks.
I saw a lot of people from the comm at the con but not as many at the tea party. This was my first year going but I had heard from a few people that Ikki was just a con to hang out with friends at because it's never had a particularly stellar set up for panels, apparently. If Baby wasn't a guest I doubt there would be much of a lolita presence at the con. But honestly it was cool meeting so many new people from other comms. It seems like some parts of the con were a letdown, which sucks, but I'm glad that wasn't the case for the tea party at least.
>I, as a bisexual woman
I want this fucking meme to end. When will the trend of teenage girls thinking that telling people they're bisexual to garner attention cease? Tumblr has ruined everything.
It's actually bodily autonomy and you forfeit a part of it when violating certain social and legal contracts like trespassing. People are allowed to touch you in certain ways to get you to leave.
>"I've gone up on stage at MANY cons. I look good. Sorry."
I'm actually sort of confused how she DIDN'T get assaulted. She's one of the worst human beings I've witnessed recently.
This is embarrassing. If you're not supposed to be on a stage, staff will intervene because if your dumb ass falls off and gets injured, the con could get shit for it. I highly doubt there was any inappropriate touching and I'm disgusted at her trying to act like this is "rape culture." What an insult to people who have been assaulted.
That's pretty much 100% of what rational people have been commenting on the post. But, cuntosaurus Rex and her merry band of tumblristas are just being rude and nasty to anyone who tries to interject logically or tries to get more information to form a more reliable opinion on the situation.
The more I read her comments on the post, the more I wish she HAD been thrown off the stage.
Carl Martin of Heroes of Cosplay made a massive post about the scam guy tried to fit all in a one pic but will make collage if needed
bless you, based Erin.
Fuck off shithead. And put your name back on, we all know it's you.
Enemy of my enemy does not apply to faggots who stir up shit every other day just because Katherine and Hioshi are the current FOTM drama targets
Screenshot poster here. I don't... really know if the shit head comment is directed at me??? Or at someone who is in the screenshot??? Or...if you're one of the people in the screenshot??? I don't understand any part of your response, actually.
Not super sure where you got the impression where I claimed to be Erin.
But gathering from the comments I am under the impression that Erin is a woman? lmao I'm also going to assume that based on your sudden explosive outburst that you are most likely one of the people on the Facebook post who is currently defending the shitty "assault victim" (or ARE that person) and someone tipped you off to this thread.
Erin is a man. And everyone here hates him for creating drama every few days in the Texas threads.
Katherine is a cunt. And everyone here with any sort of logical reasoning hates her for trying to create drama over a clear lie.
It's not mutually exclusive.
Well to be honest, I don't really know anything about ANY of the people posting on the Facebook post but the fact that the person going around claiming "rape culture" is a cunt who is just being awful to everyone is what prompted my posts.
Out of curiosity then.. I'm guess Erin saying "I am a woman" in my last screenshot is some kind of bizarre blatant lie? I don't have any history or context to claim that Erin is or isn't a woman, I just didn't have a reason to question it until now lmao
You shoot with Mineralblu Photography and now you think you're famous and the inspiration for Monty Oum.
I actually have a high quality video of the rave, and I stated it to Katherine, but she was a bitch so I didn't give it to her, and I blocked her.
Tldr of video, she goes up to the stage, she looks drunk, she's asked to leave
Erin's a man. He's going through a trans phase. Maybe he'll grow out of it, maybe he won't. Generally people don't give bullshitters like him the benefit of the doubt and so we call him what he is, not what he wants to be called.