Ohayocon 2016: Now with less runaway teens!
This is coming up in a few weeks. Anyone going?
I'll be going as I live in town, but it was so boring last year I'm only buying a Saturday badge at best. If they don't have Bemani Invasion or Tokyo Attack, I'm just gonna borrow a friend's badge if I want to go to anything.
There was an asian horror film panel late saturday night that was actually really cool last year. Beyond that I wasn't really impressed, but it was still enough to keep me away from the body odor drenched 'rave' room.
I'm from Cincy, too! There was a tea party at the con last year, I'm sure they'll have it again this year. It's usually Saturday morning. Also I'm pretty sure the Ohio comm is having an off-site tea social somewhere in the area during the con? I don't remember where exactly.
We're doing an off-site tea meetup/brunch on Saturday and then we're trying to work out a location for a swap meet.
As far as scheduled events, the lady who ran the lolita crush passed away earlier this year and I don't think the event will be happening as nobody has stepped up to take over it or is in well enough with Ohayo staff to work out arrangements with it. If I recall, there were issues and since she was a long-time staff member, she was able to do some negotiating. But none of us are.
Either way, I'll just be hanging out the entire time. Probably not buying a badge, or if I do it'll be a one day to just visit artist alley and maybe poke in dealers.
Coming down from Michigan, it'll be my first Ohayocon. Pretty last minute decision so I'll probably just be buying a badge for Saturday. I'm couple cosplaying with the bf at least one day, I might bring a coord but I don't even know if I'll get into it, this sounds like it's gonna be a lazy con for me.
Went for the past couple years, plan to go to this one if I have the cash to spend.
None of my friends can make it to this one though, so I guess I'll be panel hopping and taking photos of cosplays I like.
It's sad. I've only been to Matsuricon once and when their volunteer page went up I actually got excited thinking about it because I was so impressed this year.
The only thing I thought when I saw Ohayocon's go up was "Jesus what a horrible idea"
I got fucked over for a comped badge, but I bought my badge pretty early so I'll just have to deal. Can't get any friends to go to better cons out of town so I make the most of my weekend
I live in Cbus, so I'll be there at some point over the weekend i'm sure. Con has sucked for ages so I never buy a badge anymore, which makes it cheap af. Will probably just go to dick around in cosplay and socialize.
Has anyone ever done press at Ohayocon before? I've done other cons as press but wanted some insight since I'm getting the feeling from here that this con isn't so good. Press gets me in for free but still, it'd be nice to know what I'm getting myself into, especially since they haven't even posted the application yet.
I'm really excited. This is the first ohayocon I'm attending in years. I went to it maybe every year I was in high school, so I know it's a shitty Ohio convention that's tons of fun with friends. I've been checking their site for the schedule but in all honesty I'm almost certainly not attending any panels. Ready to loiter on the giant stairs and people-watch with some covert liquor.
I was going to post something in the Comm Thread, but most members from Ohio will be at Ohayocon. How is the Comm in general? Are there any members I should be wary of?
That's extremely disappointing. Shows incompetence on the Con in general.
Not someone who lives in Ohio, but let's just say I know some people on staff. Perhaps it's too late to do anything about it now, but for next time I can probably have some arrangements made and someone from the Ohio comm can take over the event.
I'm fairly new to the comm, but everything I've seen from the other members so far has been fairly positive. There are a couple of obnoxious weebs, but most of the others seem decent, well dressed, and well adjusted.
I heard that there is a new con chair this year. perhaps that's why there is more anime panels than there were last year? I also heard from David Muniak, that they're using wrist bands again.
The biggest issue with doing anything resembling a tea at Ohayocon is the restrictions the hotel puts on them.
Last year I know all the food and tea had to be kept on the downlow for fear of the hotel finding out and charging the con.
I don't think many people would want to go to a gathering without refreshments.
I think whoever is bringing the machines to the con is going to be running pendual considering they've been running it OPENLY in their arcade on a RESORT ANTHEM cabinet nonetheless RIP KONAMI WILL SUE.
this is the first year I won't be buying a weekend badge. I like the con alright but only if I have cosplay, and the ones I plan on wearing are boring or old. Even then I had no gym over winter break so I won't look my best so I'm debating on even doing a photoshoot before retiring them.
Details have been posted on Ohayocons FB page.
Ohayocon going lolita-related events:
Location: Zen-Cha Tea Salon Downtown location.
Time: Saturday, 10am to 12pm
Location: Second floor of Crowne in front of ballroom space.
Time: Saturday, 12:30 (after brunch)
Items permitted: Lolita, ouji, and aristo clothing and accessories.
Ohayocons cosplay department just posted a video of the con layout due to construction going on at the convention center. Its going to be even more crowded this year.
I haven't been to an ohayocon in years but I'm coming up to visit a friend and we are going to cosplay together. What's the cosplay competition like as far as competitors and judges? Anyone have any insight or idea?
>This convention is going to be an abortion
I'm still trying to figure out what you mean by that
Still, it can't be any worse than New Year's in NYC. The degree to which people will willingly suffer just to be in a given place at a given time is astounding.
The GCC decided to drop a fuckton of construction on the event without telling them /just how bad it would be/ until they discovered it for themselves. I believe they had hoped it would be done until they got found out but because of bad contractors the construction is going to take forever. thanks convention center i can't wait to have "fun" in you
Does anyone know if that skywalk bridge between the con center and I think a parking garage is a public space that is lit up every night?
I have a cosplay that would be perfect for a shoot there but it would be where I want it by ohayo and I'm really just not hyped for the con itself, so I'm not hyped to get dressed up either.
It's a skywalk bridge for to the Hilton hotel across the street. I've been able to go up there during a random day but there's the chance if you go during an event there'll be people trying to get through there.
If staff is saying it, it must be true.
Fuck this ohayocon is going to be shit. No Bemani, construction everywhere, and now hotel mandated wristbands on top of convention wristbands.
Oh, my bad, Tokyo Attack.
Whatever they call themselves now.
These people coming this year are same ones that brought the games to last year's game room abortion. It was horrible. I have no hopes this year will be any better.
"• Taiko no Tatsujin
• Super Table Flip
• DDR (both machines)
• Beatmania: IIDX
• Popn Music
• DJ Technika Max
• Pump It Up
• Panic Park
• Dance Maniax"
It's no TA setup but this is literally Gachapon's second con. It's a big jump up from last year which just had DMX, DDR, Jubeat, and DJMAX.
So the hotel requiring wristbands is just for people actually staying at the hotel right?
You can still get a con badge or just wander around the place but not actually go into the rooms/elevator?
correct. and this still only effects people who are staying at the Hyatt- the crowne and drury have no such restrictions, so far.
the shitty part will be if you try to visit a friends room, in the hyatt, and they try to keep you from going up for lack of wristband.
Ohayocon is actually the biggest convention I've been to, and the only one I have planned for this year, so as shit as it may be, I'm getting myself excited for it. Road trips and staying in hotels are always an adventure, so there's that!
the only ones with a problem with wristbands are the grody motherfuckers who pack 9-12 people per room.
Y'all some nasty ass motherfuckers.
Word on the street is this is just a move so they don't have to replace their ancient infrastructure (I.E. elevators that could fall and murder a bunch of weebs at any moment). They're booked, you know, they're not gonna make any money from t his move.
Drury Inn is literally the best place to stay for this con. They did free breakfast/lunches when I used to stay there. And some of the rooms even have microwaves so you dont have to fight a sea of elevator riders to warm up your fuckin food.
So I was looking at the official list for photoshoots, and I don't understand what they mean by PoC photoshoot.
Like, this is a cosplay photoshoot, right? Like is this for cosplayers who are not white? Or for people cosplaying characters that aren't white?
Inb4 it's just special snowflakes wanting to talk about their oppression.
.... Guys, someone talk me out of doing this. I'm legit kind of tempted....
Yup, last year they had free breakfast and dinner and it was pretty fantastic
By the way, they've officially posted the link to the grenadine site with the current schedule of panels, and I noticed they took off Lolita Crush that was there before.
It's one of the girls that helped out with it last year. She's not in any of the lolita comms that we know of. She was running it by herself until one of the comm members found out more information and got ahold of her and asked what was going on, if she needed help, etc.
On the ohayocon facebook an email that someone recieved for the hyatt was posted saying each room at the hyatt gets 6 wristbands and guests cannot have anyone else in their room between 6 pm to 6 am. Glad I am not staying there but I am unsure how they well they will be able to enforce it during the con.
the stairs are right past the elevator though
>No no no your wristband is your badge. You can thank every cunt that has ghosted ohayo for that. The con has a right to defend its investment
Imagine if they took the effort they put into wristbands/enforcement and instead channeled that energy into trying to give people reasons to actually buy a badge
Gachapon is shit :l their cabs are broke as fuck.
Why would they fight it? It was literally their idea? What the Hyatt is doing with wristbands is exactly what Ohayocon did with wristbands. It's inconveniencing their attendees in the name of loss prevention.
Exactly what I thought at first when Ir ead it, since Youma did the same thing and people just used the stairs to go up to actual room floors and use the elevators. The problem with Ohayocon is that if you police the elevators you police the stairs.
I'm "hoping" it will not be as bad as we are fearing and you can have one person with a wristband vouch for everyone else in your group .
Also, hotel staff can't physically stop you from using stairs can they? They can ask to see your wristband but you can easily just say, I'm going to visit my friend. and continue walking, since they will have like 500 drunk people to police at midnight Saturday.
>hotel staff can't physically stop you from using stairs can they?
Nah but the police prolly can.
The thing is, anyone with a good reason to go up to the rooms (emergency situation or otherwise) will just use the front desk since they can either call the room or get someone to escort you up there.
Wristband checking at the elevator/stairwell is a sperg-filter
>since they will have like 500 drunk people to police at midnight Saturday
That's not the hotel staff's job though. Thats the police and con staff's.
The most they really do is lay down noise complaints and if people keep fucking up, they send like one guy accompanied by police to clear people out.
>Do you cosplay
I've cosplayed one time. I really enjoyed it even though my costume was garbage. I usually just go as a normie looking to score drinks from underage party rooms.
Needless to say, these new rules are going to fuck my plans right up.
I walked through the Hyatt and con center a little today (there was an Ohio Fair Managers event going on) and the hall way of the second floor hyatt going to the big space with the dealers room and entrance to the con center is really narrow- you can only have at most 4 people in a row. And that hallway with Einstein bagels is completely blocked, this is the only way between the Hyatt and con center.
Fuck! The only thing I wanted to do there was play SDVX. All the panels are shit and everyone is a normalfag pretty much.
Anybody from /a/ /cgl/ want to meetup? I'd like to know I'm not the only one there that watches shit in japanese. (unlike everyone I'm going with)
Yeah, it's going to be hard. There's now less spaces to get lost in the Hyatt if you're not familiar with it, but if you are and don't know what's been cut off you'll find yourself trying to get somewhere and hit a dead end. I think they said the big panel rooms that were in the hallway across from Einsteins are still there, but the only way to get to them is coming from the Hyatt area with the bar. It's blocked from the rest of the hallway going to the con center so if you want to go over there from those panel rooms, you will have to loop back into the Hyatt to get over to the hallway.
Everyone who associates themselves with sows hates ggpon because of comments that Anthony and others made about them almost a year ago, before their move to the new location.
No one actually understands why they hate them anymore and they just do. Hoping Ohayocon changes some people's minds.
Okay, in all fairness, everyone on SOWS might be a fucking douchebag. But the comments people made about them a year ago were perfectly true. GGPON is out to make money and doesn't give a fuck about the damage they do to the community. Them filling in for TA/BI after Ohayocon tried to fuck them is honestly just scummy, scab/strikebreaker shit. They're scum.
Wait so Ohayo tried fuck a vidya group out of some money and while they were backing out, GGPON stepped up to do the gameroom?
What the fuck did they expect? Is there supposed to be some kind of union? Some kind of convention game cartel that oversees which conventions get cabinets and organization and which ones don't?
Sows is one of the few remaining western Bemani communities. They're usually pretty vocal assholes about anything they don't like.
I don't think you understand business. They didn't even try to steal the contract out from under TA last year; Ohayo and TA couldn't make something work and pulled out and ggpon came in very last-minute. They should say no to a open business opportunity because a more-established business pulled out?
When they were just starting out, around March-May, they did a lot of experimental/non-legit game setups using pirated software and ASCs.
Bemani community bitched, they got rid of their setups, still apparently on everyone's blacklist.
get fucked you commie faggot. All as far as i can tell is anthony called one of your boys a faggot, because surprise surprise, he's a fucking faggot.
Notice how no one can actually bring up these "comments" made? That's because you aspies have made a boogieman out of GG.
>T-THEY JUST WANT MONEY!
Oh lord! A business that tries to make money! The horror! Get fucked you pinko scum.
I called the hotel and they have told me that due to the increase traffic they will also be requiring wristbands to use the hotel bathrooms located on the first and second floors of the lobby.
This is going to be a shitshow, but I'm still going, and I'm still gonna have fun.
Ugh. Since the main bathrooms are blocked off due to construction, the only available bathrooms to use are behind the big staircase. That's bs. They're always gonna be busy. I have no idea if they'll allow people to use restrooms on the other side of the con center where they have the rave. Even if they do, that's a long ass walk.
>Not a single cosplay picture in the entire thread
>Entire thread is bitching about hotels
There have been a lot of plans posted to the group. I hope this chick keeps posting progress photos for her wig, it's looking pretty good.
A Mettaton. Will Undertale be the new plague Homestuck was?
I used to post and lurk /cgl/ a lot last summer, some of you may even remember me. I hope to see you all there. I'll also be packing a Sora/Shiro NGNL cosplay that I don't have pictures of.
I have done it for the past three years & refuse to do it again. The press pool for Ohaycon is so cringy, it hurts. I was working for an entertainment magazine down here with a 200,000 person subscription base & they wouldn't get back to me about press credentials until a day before. I wrote features on people who have been there since day 1, how it has changed over the years, a feature on security, the economic impact of the con for the Columbus area & a bunch of other informative/interesting shit. I ran a three-day, live blog for the weekend on a site that gets 20k visitors a day. But I get lumped in with the person with a Tumblr & a camera phone. Sweet.
Get your press pass early as shit on Friday. You can never get it Thursday.
Create your own story ideas. Come up with something interesting. Talk to the restaurant workers who are there each year & get their perspectives.
The Ohayocon staff honestly doesn't give a shit what you publish, I hate to admit. So just do your due diligence & make something cool out of the weekend.
You can get in the dealer's room after hours to talk to vendors.
You can talk to some of the artists for the rave.
Find anyone who looks like they know what they're doing & use them to find the people who do know what they're doing. If you have a press badge, you're a slight step above everyone else & can stretch that shit a mile.
But you'll also have the dumb shits who won't recognize that you have a press pass because they want some sense of control or something.
I had an interview with a vendor out of Cali scheduled for the minute the dealers room closed, as it would quiet & they would be full of stories. Yeah. Walk up to the door & the dude guarding it just sat there smiling & shaking his head at me. Had to reschedule for the next morning, making the vendors get up even earlier.
There's a reason I refuse to do it again this year.
Thank you for all the info! I didn't think anyone would reply. Do they really let anybody with a tumblr have a press pass? That's beyond annoying. I remember at a con last year they let this woman in who interviewing guests while holding their wikipedia articles in her hand. Do you know how they organize guest interviews? Is it one on one or a group that takes turns?
The negi hype is real. This is how bad it is. My friends who pre regged spaced on the date. If it wasnt for the social obligations of my panels i'd probably stay home. It is splatfest weekend after all.
I think it's absolutely insulting. Photoshoots are to line up characters as a group... What is this? To parade around a bunch of black people so white people can feel inclusion? Why not make them 21st century minstrels and dance for your entertainment?
>uses a mediocre point-and-shoot for paid shoots
>claims editing software (so I'm assuming Photoshop) makes up for the lack of camera quality
>I hate everything
Is it even cosplayers of color?
How are they even going to run it? Like instead of shouting out characters or pairs is it just going to be like "okay now all the black people line up!" and so on?
I have so many questions, someone should go to this shoot and report back.
What do you all plan on getting from the dealers room? I always get too excited seeing figures in person and end up spending way too much money (^:
I want some or all of the following.
>another wall scroll
>maybe a figurine if I can find one I like
>maybe a replica sword or something like that if I see one I really like
>maybe some clothing, a shirt or a scarf or something like that.
>oppai hoodie from OPM, go ahead and judge.
Surprisingly this is one of the few cons where I've had any luck on this front. I picked up some nicer copies of the GU games along with the Haseo fig from the collector's edition (guy unfortunately didn't have the box...) last year that some dealer just had sitting at the back of their booth.
I watched .hack//sign about 3 years ago and it instantly became my favorite of that whole genre (SAO, Overlord, Log, etc etc.)
And I feel like I'm about a decade late to the party, sadly. The .hack hype has come and gone... There's rumors of a new project later this year though.
I try not to buy full sized figures at ohayocon because everything's crazy marked up, and sometimes fake, but I really liked that one booth that was selling trading figures because those can be a pain to buy outside of Y!A.
.... Of course, I said that last year and ended up getting so excited to see Precure merch that I ended up buying all the ChibiArts, even though they were overpriced..
I'm thinking about going, but I'm half Vietnamese and half Italian so I'm sure they'll tell me to "get out whitey" since I have no Asiatic facial features....
Last thing I wanna do is have to argue with idiots about how I'm not white >_>
White people aren't included in this photo shoot so why are they trying to act excited about this? The people who make these kind of meetups probably don't want anything to do with white people's opinions anyway.
Pls bury any kind of white guilt you have, mind your own bussiness, and continue on with your life.
It was near the front! All the way to the left, it was the one that was also selling rubber straps. The only Precure merch they had was the ChibiArts, though. The one that sold trading figures (all the way in the back) also had some mini cure stuff, I think it was all DokiDoki and then one Cure Sunshine.
>Were you the cure beauty cosplayer?
Nope, but her cosplay was really nice.
I'm hoping that maybe someone might have neko atsume stuff. If not, plushies if they're not bootleg, a shirt, and merch of any of my fandoms. While I'm still disappointed by the AA, I actually found some decent prints last year.
I've always been granted 1 on 1s whenever I wanted. Likely because of how big the magazine was or maybe because I carried myself in a professional manner. Get there early. Maybe even tomorrow night to meet with organizers. They're going to be flustered already. Opening Friday is a walking heart attack for these folks! Get your times & contact information before the rush kicks in.
But yes. I talked with a few folks this past year. One couple had a "regularly visited Tumblr" blog & the other just a Wordpress cosplay blog. I recall coming up to David Muzniak (sp?) & we started discussing access, times & demographics. He seemed confused, but also excited. The people next to me...were the Tumblr bloggers. It made me sad. They just weren't asking questions or prepping for the weekend. They just wanted free passes, it seemed.
The super pro people will run in, get pictures & leave. But we're also fans! Don't forget to have fun. Do your work in bulk & make sure you're enjoying it as you go. Set goals for the day & get it out of the way early. If you're there Thursday night just for press, even though you can't get your press pass, you can sit down & talk to people in a quiet environment. They're excited, but not overwhelmed - yet. Also! Can't go wrong with some before & after, calm before the storm pix.
Hope this helps!
will there be drugs at the rave?
will it be all fat smelly weebs or will there be normal people there?
Will it be all weeb music?
>will there be drugs at the rave?
If you have to ask that they you're prolly a dumb druggie with no ties to the community. Just stay home.
>will it be all fat smelly weebs or will there be normal people there?
Dumb normies are why the rave gets shut down every damn year after like 20 minutes. Some dumb ass tries to pop a bunch of shit or forgets to drink a little water and ruins it for everyone else.
Nah I'll just watch the show when your dumb ass gets carted off by the police because you tried to buy pills from a 12 year old.
Two in the purple, one in the... yeah...
""""guests"""" yeah their big 3 guests have always been actual ohayocon staff lol
Everything you told me is super helpful, I'm glad there's someone sensible that I can ask about this stuff. I'll definitely be using all the tips you've given me. There are not many press people compared to say, artist alley folks, so I feel a certain kind of kindred spirit when I find people who also do press. Thanks so much for all your useful info, I appreciate it!
Its been getting more expensive every year for the past 3ish years. Most other east coast cons (that I know of) are 45-50 for the weekend. Its getting a bit expensive. If they price jump again next year, they better have something to show for it. I hate pre-regging for this con though, despite it being my favorite convention, because the line for pre-reg is atrocious.
You should feel lucky that anime cons haven't started some of the things comic cons tend to do these days. I don't get many guest autographs but I can pretty confidently say I haven't been charged for one of those on top of my badge yet at an anime con.
>That's a competitive price for the region bruh.
But don't other conventions at least have new guests? Reasonable dealers rooms?
They've been hiking the price up without offering anything.
>Its been getting more expensive every year for the past 3ish years.
That kind of what bugs me. You used to be able to pre-reg a year in advance on sunday for $25, then it went up to 30, then 35, which is still really reasonable. Then I think they stopped that all together.
Now it starts at $40 and just goes up. I wouldn't mind if they were actually offering anything new but it really doesn't seem like it.
Yo I'm thinkin of goin. It would be my first anime convention. But I'm just a /fit/ normie. Is Ohayocon any good? Are con sloots a real thing at Ohayocon? Are the panels any good this year?
>Is Ohayocon any good?
It's alright. If you enjoy watching people you'll be entertained for free. Most of the panels and programs are kinda dick though. Only buy a badge if you've been hiding your weeb power level.
>Are con sloots a real thing at Ohayocon?
Yes and no.
They exist but people tend to travel to these things in groups. Most chicks are either taken or have beta orbiters in the way. If you're just a lone guy you'll kind of stand out.
> Are the panels any good this year?
The panels are never good.
Do people actually think the dealers room isn't good? i think it's great and is the only reason to go if you don't have a cosplay for the con. They have some good figure vendors.
>inb4 badly marked up
Nah even if you buy secondhand from Japan the shipping will bring the price pretty close to what Ohayocon sells.
I live 15 minutes away and I've been going for years. I can't tell if I'm just not that into it or Ohayocon actually sucks.
I want to enjoy it so badly, but when I go with friends they're always running to panels that they (pretend to) enjoy so I end up wandering around people watching.
Really I just want to meet some cool people, smoke/drink and chill out with but nobody wants to hang out with a normie that looks like he's alone.
>Well I'd be goin with someone else
Thats good. Two people is a good number, if you're not total spergs you can prolly join up with someone else's group.
>What about this rave?
The rave is kind of eh. Usually people go when they need to clear out their room party for a bit so they don't get any noise complaints. It can be fun but don't place all your bets on meeting someone interesting there.
Holy fuck are you me?
I've been going since 2006-7 and it's kind of just become a habit. When I'm alone it's hard talking to anyone and when I'm with my friends it's hard getting involved in larger scale shenanigans because no one wants to let four or five nerds into their room party.
>Do I wanna join up with someone else's group?
The key to diving into the deeper levels on convention debauchery is forming connections. So you want to pal around with people, at least temporarily. Con parties (if any even happen because of this supposed wrist band shit) are always in flux and are always fleeting. It's god damn chaos.
Groups often disperse and people get scattered so it's good to have a few back up groups you can hit up when you want to keep the fun going.
>All i said was it was competitive for the region.
Yeah I understand that. My problem isn't just with the price. It's with the price compared to what they're offering.
$5 For a single carrot
$5 For a full course meal
Which are you more likely to look at and think "Wow thats bullshit"
>$60 for the weekend
>Exactly who the fuck do they think they are?
Im sorry for the the misunderstanding my dude but your orignal post has nothing about that. You were just bitching about paying to attend an event.
>your original post has nothing about that.
And yet you still compared the convention price to the prices of other conventions in the area. Doesn't seem like much of a leap of logic that you would also compare what those cons have to offer.
Or even compare what this Ohayo has in comparison to past Ohayocons, and also relate that to the price increase.
But yeah, you're right, expecting you to be able to be able to connect some dots was asking a bit much.
Is anyone putting together a more casual /cgl/ meetup or is only the lolita stuff going on?
I didn't get my cosplay finished, but even if I did I'm pretty sure I'm not the audience for the whole "tea and brunch thing", even if the mental image is somewhat amusing.
can i please come up to you randomly and just chum it with you for like five minutes and carry on a totally fake conversation asking about how stuff is and then leave
is that something i can do
Welp I was planning on keeping an eye out so I could say hello but Ohayocon fucked me over so looks like it's not gonna happen. Man, they really have no idea what they're doing. Thanks for all the info anyway, I'll apply it to other cons if I can.
I submitted my application but never heard anything back so I spent the day trying to contact somebody who works for the con, finally got a message back saying that the form got left up but they confirmed press passes last week and that I should try next year. If they could've at least sent me a courtesy email saying I was too late (even if that's not my fault since how was I supposed to know they weren't accepting any more applications since they didn't tell anyone), then I wouldn't have had to spend all week stressing over when they'll send out confirmations. Not that I'm salty or anything ha ha ha.
Oh yeah and I thought it was tacky as fuck that the gofundme for the DeJesus family was floating around. They lost a baby and were asking for money. I saw weebs who literally don't know where their next meal is coming from donating their pennies because they felt sooo bad for them. So Emily 'doesn't have to worry about working for a few weeks'...
>went down to con just for today with some friends
>Got a fuckton of streetpasses (yay)
>got a RX78 high grade for 20 bucks (yay)
>saw some poor kid sitting on the bathroom floor in a stall violently vomiting in a seriously foul smelling and urine coated bathroom (seriously wtf, why don't they take better care of bathrooms)
>cops and security everywhere, kinda weird
>lots of people dancing, taking pictures in the halls and having fun
>cool weather makes walking around short north for all the new restaurants and shopping enjoyable and not a like the trip to Siberia it was in past years
>bunch of sketchballs in the smoker cove out front talking about MDMA (and everyone in the know knows you can't get real molly in state, it's either formek or sass cut with meth)
i just don't get what's going on with this con. on one hand there are a lot of clean and nice attendees and the con seems healthy and maybe growing, and on the other hand it's attracting the bad parts of the rave drug crowd and some people that i can only describe as "human garbage", in the "why are you so aggressively dirty and unkempt" sense.
im seriously not sure if some of these people are homeless or not. but that said those people are very few.
Not sure if id ever go here for a weekend again, maybe a day to hit the dealer room and play games with friends. Otherwise im saving my money for Colossalcon.
Yeah it's got a pretty polarized community. Each part just sort of ignores the other. Colossalcon is infinitely better, but also more expensive for a weekend visit. This is probably my last year at this con- it's gone south in past years.