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Kitacon tickets went on sale today; the convention sold out in around 20 minutes including all VIP spots.
The rules list is pretty strict this time. Committee members have said that many of the rules have been set by the hotel. Your room will be cleaned daily, and any DND sign ignored after 11am. If you get too drunk they can escort you to your room and/or kick you out of the con. Real fur is banned, as is outside food. Nobody's clear if this is just in the entire hotel or if you can still eat in your room.
And finally, Kita owns all your pictures, asides from those taken in private rooms. Because nobody wants to see your shitty after dark CMV.
It's a hotel rule apparently. Some committee are commenting on discussions and have said the hotel requested this but haven't specified if it's an allergy thing or an ethics thing. I'm interested in finding out.
So much of this has come about because Kita were adamant they weren't like the other cons with loads of rules. And now they have more stringent rules than any other con because they let people get away with so much. I feel quite bad for the committee if i am being honest, especially where there's been so many changes to the team. I feel quite positively about this year's con though.
If it's an ethics it still doesn't make a huge amount of sense. Real fur is banned but leather and meat being served is fine?
And if it's an allergies thing it doesn't make a huge amount of sense either because allergies are due do animal proteins excreted by animals in their sweat, urine and saliva. Fur is treated and washed before it's worn which removes 99% the above.
>Display of any sign, symbol or clothing that is commonly associated with any organisation, party or political ideology likely to offend other guests is not permitted
Feminist symbols confined for banned
I dont understand why people are getting so mad about some of the rules when a lot of them are just shit you should know not to do when staying at a hotel anyway. Not being able to remove the wristbands is pretty fucking stupid though.
No but you should know not to sit in the restaurant with your pizza or takeaway. Hotels don't care if you keep it on the DL but dont be that guy. Do you get this assmad about other venues asking to only consume food in their premises thats been bought on their premises?
Ah you're one of those entitled fucks.
It's a hotel, you pay them to allow you to stay on their premise and experience their hospitality. Not for them to lift and lay you like a spoilt bratty little shit.
Eat out or bring your food discretely to your room and don't be a prat. Would you stay at any other hotel outwith con season and act the same way? Sitting in the lobby with a Dominoes and swigging your Asda smart-price wine? Would you fuck.
Honestly I don't agree with roomstuffing in the first place. Maybe one extra person, or two at the absolute max, but if you're trying to cram a whole cosplay troupe into a single shitty hotel room, you deserve to be found out.
Don't be such a fucking cheapskate, if you can't afford conventions then budget, save up, and only go to those you actually have money for, like the rest of us do. Most people don't have a lot of money, we're just careful and know what we're doing.
Holy shit at this kitacon rooms shitstorm.
>kita says hotel discount codes will be emailed out 48 hours after registration payment
>meanwhile, people are ringing up the Hilton and booking rooms that way
>people start saying all the double/twin rooms have been booked over the phone
>Kita having to negotiate more rooms for the con allocation in the early hours of this morning
What a kerfuffle. Can these fuckwits do anything right?
Code of conduct page
>The cleaning crew is required to check your room at least once a day. “Do Not Disturb” signs may therefore only be respected until 11:00 am.
Source on the fur though?
Seems like the food ban applies to the whole hotel, since you can't get deliveries.
The people booking early are trying to secure rooms before kitacon has their deals out, it's going to create less space for congoers since there seems to be no concrete deal struck yet.
The hotel can easily say 'we've had 300 people book, therefore we can only give you 100 rooms, because we want 100 open to the genpop for other events' etc.
Yeah, it's the hotel being dicks, no doubt, but Kita needs to put their foot down on this shit. I know they're in a tricky position with all the shenanigans last year, but if the hotel's going to mess with the con this much, it's not worth it. I see a change of venue on the cards for next year.
Fur was also on the code of conduct page.
You post this every thread you can. Nobody cares. Complain to the hotel rather than here or tell the fucking owner that their dog is in the way. You have an issue with any service animals just because of one shitty incident.
Also your link is relevant only to the UK.
Okay, gulls, never been to Kita before so I need some advice. I assume you can walk to the NEC from the hotel, that's what the hotel site/Kita site say, so I'm guessing nabbing Subway/Spoons in the evenings rather than forking out for hotel food can be done without too much hassle? Secondly, got rooms for Friday and Saturday night. Check-in's not until 3pm and check out is at 12pm. Is it too much of a stretch to walk to the NEC, dump stuff in their cloakrooms and trek back, or is it doable? Or do Kita provide some sort of cloakroom? Thirdly, is the ball worth going to, and will I want to get pissed there and therefore regret not having a room to slump in drunkenly afterwards as opposed to getting on a skanky Brum train home? I'm contemplating going Premier Inn at the airport for Sunday night and possibly Thursday night, and also thinking I should have just booked Thurs-Mon there in the first place.
The Hilton will hold your suitcase for you before and after checkout. This is the same for most hotels in the UK.
The hotel has a shuttle bus that takes you to the train station, which is attached to the airport. There is a new shopping centre that has opened by the hotel too, and it's about a ten minute walk away. It has a lot of variety there too!
You're fine to get to the NEC. It's really close. Ten minutes at a leisurely amble.
I phoned up and booked my room on the day. Provided they don't suddenly stab me with tax, it was £4 cheaper per night than Kita's listed price. I think maybe that money is part of what they pay to the hotel for reserving rooms, but it's just my speculation.
I love phoning to book. The staff are all American and super willing to please.
We've already planned to take extra clothing hangers and bags to put alcohol in. Everything we can get in a cupboard or drawer is going in one.
Attached to the airport and the NEC, I meant to say.
I fucking wish. I can only assume it was the artists dying wish to be on a con badge but then they didn't die so Kita are stuck with her. The art is ugly, but mostly it's just odd. Dislocated joints everywhere. I guess it's disguised by the decent colouring. They're really precious about it, a gopher tried to get me kicked out last year when she overheard me discussing the mascots broken neck on one of the standees.
I stayed Prem Inn last time and it was pretty decent. Prem Inns are always a safe bet and they are cheap.
Was a little lame having to walk back late at night as I was tired but last year and fairly weird seeing huge empty rooms left open and barren in the NEC.
That was a fun few hours. Randomly chucked onto the waiting list. Sorted now. Gash.
You're the sort of cunt that make hotels raise their prices at cons. If everyone respected the hotel, they wouldn't raise the prices so high especially at mcm. Do us all a favour and never go to another con
Yorkshire Cosplay Con - they have a comp but seem to be a bit lacking in cosplay events and panels. Was thinking of offering to run a panel or workshop but I vaguely remember there being some scuttlebutt about this event...?
And to clarify- nobody's talking about ordering a pizza, taking it to the hotel's restaurant, and eating it in front of paying diners. We're talking about ordering food to your room, which is a pretty fucking standard thing to do when staying away somewhere. You sound like some kind of autistic tryhard gopher right now.
Emotional support animals aren't service animals though. Service animals are specially trained by licensed organisations, I'm in a wheelchair and have a dog trained to help me with tasks.
I've seen emotional support animals attack people and other animals.
Then order it in and bring it to your hotel.
In past years the concierge desk had a list of restaurants that did deliveries.
My first Kita I talked to a couple who were in a snit about the hotel, the hotel's crime? They were told they couldn't eat the pizza they ordered from outside in the hotel's bar.
'But another hotel we stayed in allowed it!'
Excel hotels really cracked down this year, threw people out for roomstuffing and stuff. We didn't get caught and only had two extra people anyway, but yeah, it was a little stressful to have reception interrogating everyone who walked into the lobby and stuff.
Agreed with this. There's nothing wrong with ordering food and eating it in your room. You shouldn't in any situation, hotel or not, bring outside food to another restaurant. It's not polite to customers there trying to find a spot to sit and eat the food they've ordered at the hotel bar.
People do generally respect the hotel - As much as one can respect a hotel that over charges for drinks, food and rooms. As anons keep pointing out, banning eating non-hotel food in the bar is justifiable. A blanket ban on all takeaways and special con guest rules like room checking is shit.
You really do sound like some autistic gopher as others have said. Someone must have put retard in your juice this morning kid.
Wow, Kita congoers must have really taken the piss last year in regards to eating outside food in public places, the hotel in general allows people to eat outside food in their rooms.
Other events taking place at the same time as Kita can be interesting, didn't we have gatecrashers from the Tile Association event crashing Kita's one evening a couple of Kita's ago?
Auto Assembly (Kita isn't the only event I attend at the Hilton) had attendees from some religious event taking place in the NEC staying in the hotel at the same time. I don't remember much about them except that the ones I talked to seemed nice, some of them were well pissed.
Another year we had knitters staying in the hotel
The Hilton taking money out of people's accounts when the website assures that no money will be taken until check-in will have fucked a lot of people over. But unless the Hilton can refund everyone, which I seriously doubt, there's probably fuck all that can be done. Situation's all gone completely tits-up.
Oh boy, there must be a lot of impoverished weeb tears to be harvested on Twitter. Surely these chucklefucks should know not to book anything until you have the money aside to afford it.
Well, I booked online with the code and didn't get charged, at least as of yet. No idea about what's happening with anything else. I'm vaguely annoyed if the money does suddenly pop out of my account, I can just about cover the charge if need be, but my roomies haven't got all the money, because we all agreed that as long as I was paid by the beginning of March that would be fine. If Kita hadn't said we wouldn't be charged, would have found different roomies.
It's in the terms and conditions of the rate though that they'll take a deposit.
You're an idiot if you don't read terms and conditions before agreeing to things.
Hotel is within their rights to do it. It's already a non-refundable booking.
Now about 7 of my fb friends sharing that '11 Best Cosplay Music videos Of 2015' and none of them seem to realise its not an official Buzzfeed post, no doubt some normy posting the first thing they search up on youtube or possibly selfposting going on?
Which is why I decided to not go this year. Kitacon is expensive as fuck and I'm surprised the Hilton didn't do this sooner with bookings as majority of hotels in their price range take money at the time it's done.
I don't know why people keep complaining about food/drink prices, staff being strict, etc. It's the same as you'd expect to find in every high-end hotel. If you expect Travelodge or Holiday Inn Express prices, you're delusional.
Or maybe that's fine, as we'll all probably end up in one of those with the current state of affairs.
This just in from Kita:
"Hi All, First and foremost- thank you to everyone who have been waiting patiently for further news on being able to book rooms at the Hilton Hotel.
At this moment in time we have an unknown quantity of single occupancy rooms available on the Friday and Saturday nights. Unfortunately, Kitacon are unable to guarantee a room alongside a ticket to the event. All room allocations (that is room sizes, dates of availability etc) are decided by the venue and not by us. The venue are doing everything they can to open up as wide a range of rooms as possible. Even to this moment, that discussion is going on. However, due to other events being held on the same weekend and other restrictions, availability is subject to what is available at the hotel. Due to this restriction, it is unlikely that we will be able to offer Thursday rooms in future allocations but both Kitacon and the venue will try our best.
Every time that we get given information regarding new rooms being allocated, you are the first to know. Our committee are working around the clock to put up social media messages so that you are kept informed throughout the whole process.
This year, we are also aware that there has been some confusion regarding the final pay system when booking rooms. At the moment what we know is that the venue are charging attendees the first night of stay as a deposit (to secure the room) with the rest being taken out upon checking- in at the venue. As this is the first year this has happened, we are talking to the hotel to see what can be done. It is always recommended to pay a deposit if possible, as it ensures you a place to stay but we understand that this is not always feasible due to a range of financial reasons. Again, as soon as we know anything, we will contact you first."
Yeah it's always seemed pretty obvious to me. The Hilton is a chain- Just because this one isn't in the fanciest of locations and is hosting a Weeb Weekend it doesn't mean they can go against whatever guidlines, prices and rules are set by the company
As someone who's new to the cosplay/convention scene, it seems odd to pick a Hilton for a convention. Bit too posh. But they did, and it's worked in the past, so it's to be expected, and staying at a Hilton is going to be expensive.
It's a lie. The rooms are hardly cleaned at all, let alone every day - last year on check in I found lipstick marks on the plastic cups in the bathroom. They'd just been shoved into plastic bags to make them look fresh.
To be honest, I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was the end of Kita altogether. I can't see why people on the committee would want to do another year after all the stress of this year.
It's not even con time yet and they already fucked up
Truly incredible. It's starting to remind me of bloody Gemucon.
that improvement tho
>wanted to go to Kita for years, poor student, could never afford it
>finally can afford it
>everything is fucked up
I'm working on Lady Maria from Bloodborne for Kitacon mostly. I have Lisa Lisa from JJBA and Sniper Wolf planned but I only just realized kitacon is now in four months so getting my ass into gear.
The Hilton was actually cheaper for Kitacon to run the con than the shitty Park Inn hotel it was previously held at in Northampton.
The last two cons I attended there were a cluster fuck, decent location but some of the staff were twunts.
Didn't attendees seriously piss off the hotel last year?
I didn't attend but I heard the Hilton wasn't impressed with some of the antics and someone posted a video of a couple shagging in the pool in the Britfag thread.
Hotels cracked down on roomstuffing, some weebs with like 8 people in the room went and cried on the Facebook page about it and said they could have been 'murdered or worse'.
I just called up, apparently there's singles available for the 31st and the 4th but not in between. Obviously that's helpful as shit, but I checked online afterwards and nothing came up. There's still standard twins/doubles available though so the hilton clearly have more rooms available they're just being dickheads about it.
I'd be interested to see how many rooms actually got booked with the code, and how many before/after it actually got released because I was online perhaps 5/10 minutes after the email went out (and before kita announced it was out) and I didn't see any available.
Premier Inns are actually really decent. They actually have a really strict standard and try and mimic almost exactly the rooms at every one so they're the same.
Travel Lodges and Holiday Inns are much more hit and miss though.
And the Hilton is fairly high end. Depends which Hilton mind but some really are high end. The one in Birmingham NEC is mediocre but it's expensive for what it is.
I stayed in the Ibis right opposite the airport and I don't recommend staying off-site at all. The NEC closes before the party finishes, took us over an hour to walk back as everywhere was closed off.
Aaah that's annoying because that's what I've been doing around work as well. Congrats on your luck, have you got a lottery ticket yet?
Because the one advantage of a hotel con over uni campus cons is that everything is in one place. I've stayed in another hotel before and it wasn't half as fun.
This is my first time at Kita too but I have stayed locally for Birmingham Comic Con so don't mind staying offsite. I have heard Kita is very different from the Comic Cons. What can I expect that's different? What events or panels are a must or should be avoided?
Not being a complete fucking idiot I bring everything I need with me during the day (anything too bulky I just leave in the hotel cloak room). Besides I only need to use the Taxi for the late nights, NEC is open during the day so every other hotel is an easy walk.
This guy is back and entering the LSCC championship.
I didn't think I'd push it with the lottery haha. But I think the hotel took the full payment not just one night deposit. Not a big deal for me personally but I hear a lot of people are having similar trouble.
Really hope kita moves next year.
Kitacon and Amecon aren't just a glorified dealers rooms and actually have adults chilling and drinking throughout the day. It's a lot more relaxed.
Panel wise - It depends on the time table. Even shitty panels can worth going to if nothing is on.
Stay at the Prem Inn senpai. It's cheap and you can walk it in 15min. Nothing closes that will add to the trip either. And you can still get a taxi if you really need one and it'll work out less than staying at the Hilton.
I'm tempted to get a Prem Inn room for Sunday because my room mate just dropped out so I'm actually very relieved I didn't get a Sunday Hilton room. Just so I can get pissed at the ball and not have to care about travel.
>Prem Inn is already fully booked
>Hilton would be £600 for the weekend
>Crowne Plaza is similar
Novotel by the airport is cheap. It's a walk and a taxi ride but you're right by a lot of food options and you can pick up a meal deal from boots on the way in as a packed lunch.
If you don't need to go back the room lots you can easily sleep 3-4 to a room and drive the price right down.
>There's still standard twins/doubles available though so the hilton clearly have more rooms available they're just being dickheads about it.
Would definitely be interested on seeing how many rooms we were actually allocated now. Has anyone actually got/heard of anyone who managed to book a twin from the code when it was released?
Depends what you're after.
It's pretty much an orgy of people who don't know how to use the equipment they have, but only have reputation within the community because they are the shiniest of the turds.
Haven't really seen anyone new announcing. Quite a lot of Disney/musicals, no doubt because its won 2 years in a row. The progress I've seen people post looks alright. Nothing incredible so far but I may have missed some. Most seem naff
What sort of shit normally gets into the Kita conbook? I haven't gone before so I don't know. Half of me wants to submit something semi-decent to make up for the shit art I've seen so far and the other half doesn't want to be associated with those artists.
A friend jusf invited me to this..
This doesn't seem suspicious and scammy at all.
"Welcome to the UK's first Potter-Con! A comic-convention solely for the Potter fans that will feature: ( * Activites that require additional payment)
Actors and Actresses from the Harry Potter movies
People who worked behind the scenes
Q and A Panels*
A Selfie Space*
Free to enter competitions
House Games on Saturday Evening*
A Yule Ball on Sunday Evening*
Ticket prices and confirmed guests will be announced shortly."
glad I screenshotted at least a few of these comments before the organisers deleted them
Yeah, these idiots have no clue. Thought I'd check their dealer table rates, I've never seen a con offer rates for single days of trading for part of a con. This has disaster written all over it.
Wow. The original poster was in their right to comment publicly as usually that is the only way to get any decent response from the organisers. It just makes them more suspicious if they can't respond in a professional manner.
I personally always ask questions and give feedback publicly so that other people may agree or disagree with what I have to say, then the organisers will know which comments were more important to the guests than others.
I have a bit of knowledge on actors for con. 12k for someone who was in 2 films and was just a classmate with about 3 lines I remember.
A startup con that can't even afford a venue near a city center isn't going to be able to drop that on one shitty actor and never even consider a decent actor.
Is LAGC worth going to? I went a few years ago and it was small and kinda unimpressive but I liked the atmosphere of it being a smaller event. Is it still at the place with the bar inside?
OP of that comment here.
They actually deleted that long response to me within I think less than ten minutes of it being up. They then put the 3rd comment and within ten minutes of that they deleted my entire comment.
They then replaced that with a sort of FAQ post making it out that I had done something horrible to them which is now deleted because people started to ask questions that they didn't like. Very unprofessional, its just a case of waiting until WB shut them down because they have absolutely no understanding of copyright law.
I also hope that no stallholders have purchased pitches yet because looking at their website, when the event is inevitability shut down they will not be entitled to a percentage of their money back.
The company itself is company that was made at the end of last year which they themselves have claimed. It is run by a husband and wife duo who currently have a 6 week old baby. They have no experience with any convention like event, only party events and even those are limited. They are actually considering "lookalikes". They are waiting on actors to contact them and so far only have unnamed or tiny part unspeaking role actors. They are not contacting actors through their agents like any legit company with any real experience would do, instead they are vaguely mentioning the con and tweeting it to key actors, again, very unprofessional. The convention is also being held in a sports centre. Also selfie space*
Additional hilarity value point - they were advertising themselves as a 'Harry Potter' convention on the basis that it would be small and therefore WB wouldn't notice. They then had to hurriedly change all the wording everywhere when it blew up. They also had to be told that they aren't the first HP con.
The sad thing is that people will go and they will make a bunch of money off this event when it's evidently going to be carried along by the attendees and vendors rather than by any competence on their part. Seen some beautiful handmade wands and the like that people want to sell there, people will go for that.
to begin with they were advertising themselves s the first harry potter convention in the uk which is also incorrect.
" I can assure you it is perfectly legit. This event page has been up for 12 hours and just because it doesn't have any guest announcements yet does not mean it is not legit Martin :) "
>The VIP Package £50
>*One free autograph from each talent.
>*One free photo with a talent of your choice each day.
>*Entry to one Coffee Lounge with a talent of your choice
This means nobody significant will turn up as a guest.
Changes to the rules this year, each country only gets one representative. I was of the understanding that the UK selection event would be at Manchester MCM (in July, not August, my mistake) since the May one was being given over to WCS. It's the same weekend as Amecon though, which is annoying.
more drama going on with the potter-CON event page.
More Comments and posts being deleted and the organiser and her crony attacking people.
It also turns out they haven't confirmed the venue yet.
Probably a good idea to just have 1 person for each country that contest was going on too long before.
Hopefully more people enter WCS now it's at a bigger event it'd be great to see more UK people entering international contests
a cosplayer i'm friends with on facebook said she was gonna be working alongside potter-con as one of the lookalikes, since deleted her post about it so i assume theyre really fucking everyone around.
the fact that they were wanting lookalikes already says something. There was a Rupert Grint lookalike who looks nothing like Rupert Grint posting on there asking if they needed him the other day.
Guys chill, I think the number One events company in the UK knows what they are doing
World leading cosplayer. World leading. World. Leading.
'Worked as a makeup artist on films such as 'Dark Shadows' don't make me laugh. Can't wait to see this trash in person at lagc
Saw an email sent to showmasters crew being shared by a few people on fb. Apparently showmasters have told their volunteer crew that if they volunteer at a particular rival con then they're banned from showmasters. This seems incredibly professional...
You clearly know nothing about films. Imdb only credits people that have imdb pages.
Even assistants and people who get goddamn coffee are credited in films. Besides, her makeup is TERRIBLE. No way she would get to work on a film.
As you all know we've never stopped our regular crew volunteering for other events, we understand we don't own you, it's your decision. There are some we see as direct competitors and we ask our senior crew to not crew for them.
But in this case the owner of EM-CON has become outwardly hostile toward Jason and Showmasters, so we've had to come to the unfortunate decision that we no longer wish to help EM-CON in anyway and this includes them using our trained crew.
To explain a bit more:
In the summer the owner of EM-CON went to our guest hotel to try and speak to our guests. He did this when he knew we'd be at our event setting it up. He didn't ask, he just turned up. When Jason spoke to him about it Lee was extremely rude to Jason.
Also I know that they say that imitation is the highest form of flattery but when a company blatantly steal our crew handbook (changes it a bit) and then passes it off as their own with no credit at all to the author. That's crossing a line.
So please be aware and let other crew know. You will now need to make a choice, crew EM-CON or Showmasters.
This includes our events coming up in Feb and March, if you intend to crew EM-CON let us know and we'll remove you from those crew lists.
We understand that some crew may not see this; they will get one warning by email if we hear they have crewed at EM-CON.
If you wish to discuss this with me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, but be aware this decision is final. It's one or the other no exceptions."
Not defending her but not everyone is credited on a film. There are thousands of people on pre and post production that don't get a mention often as they're part of a company so only the company name gets credit
She might have visited the make up trailer on set one day and is just making a claim
Not all freelancers get a credit if it's a huge big production or if they were in pre production.
I agree, doubt she worked on it but saying no IMDb credit isn't a way to prove it out right in general terms
'Legendary' ... that word gets thrown around a lot these days. I bet that release was drafted by Tabitha and she was sat playing with her boobs, muttering 'Hmmm, what's another word for "good" that I can use?' I guess this is the next step in Tabs' quest to become a legit celebrity/movie star. If she ever gets offered a significant movie role, watch her kick this cosplay lark to the curb, along with all the people who've helped her along the way.
I noticed she's at least removed the fucking ridiculous milestones from her Patreon, where she was going for £5K per month or something to make a Terminator costume.
Am I right in saying she got some alt model jobs back in the day from just being an ugly trashy girl in a bikini and some tattoos. Why is she now a Cosplay guest?
Because she has super original and accurate cosplays guys, the future of UK cosplay is here
What will Tabitha do in the real world when she doesn't hit it big, gets older, outgrows cosplay.... She's going to be stuck painting props for her step Dad in a shed because who would realistically employ her at that stage in life.
She sure doesn't seem fussed about the Sci-Fi Weekender thing - hasn't mentioned it on social media herself yet. Maybe her dad had a word and asked her to dial back on the self-promotion and do some bloody work.
Poor Tabs has had a rough few months though ... it seems there's been a real backlash against her for the first time to the extent that she's been whining about it on Twitter and saying that she's unfollowed quite a few people. She said she won't criticise people publicly, she'll just ignore them. Makes me wonder how many people have been getting stuck into her for different reasons.
Oh it gets better. The venue has now explicitly stated they're having nothing to do with it.
Tenner says they claim Alan Rickman was their star guest and how this was "our of their control" as they keep claiming with everything
Could be she's decided to take a step back from the promotion ... she's taken a lot of shit over the past few months, not all of which she's deserved IMO. Don't think she's malicious, she's just trying to make some money off her army of marks but she's not smart enough to figure out how to really make Patreon work for her. The problem is that not all feedback can be positive and she genuinely doesn't seem to be able to handle negative criticism. Other cosplayers roll with it but Tabitha genuinely seems to get upset. One of her mates told me she suffers from depression and she's massively insecure, dunno how true that is.
Oh man, it's looking to be the UK version of Dashcon
Not them but people in the comments have claimed they called the venue. Someone on twitter too. When asked bout it on twitter Daydream_events said they were going to make a post about it later on the 14th. They just responded to someone on twitter saying that the announcement will now be made tomorrow before tickets go on sale.
I also love they way they have been trying to get guests, very professional
>we are announcing the venue at the same time the (limited number) tickets go on sale so you have to make a rush to get them rather than confirm the venue is legitimate
Two of the 3 reviews are from family/friends
Clearly miss clearly missing the point that when you're a married couple, reviewing each other's businesses as though you were actual customers is at best a huge stupid mistake, and at worst misleading and deceptive. Either way it's unprofessional
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
It's with great pleasure that we can now confirm and announce the amazing venue that will host The World of Wizardry event in Nottingham on August 6th and 7th 2016.
Firstly, we take full responsibility for the misunderstanding with the Olympia and would like to apologise to them for that, we just couldn't contain our excitement and we released venue details before it was 100% confirmed with the Olympia.
Even after these issues the Olympia still wanted to work with our team however, after seeing the interest in this event both Daydream Events and the Chilwell Olympia decided that logistically it may not be the right venue for the event. We look forward to working with the Olympia on other events in the near future though.
We have now confirmed an absolutely awesome venue- the Nottingham Conference Centre! It's beautiful, spacious and perfect in every way for this event.
We would like to say that the support and advice from people on the page has been overwhelming, and we would especially like to thank Francesca and the team at the Conference Centre for going above and beyond to make this event possible.
Tickets have been slightly amended on the website but prices do remain the same and will still be available from 4pm today. Please check out all ticket prices and what is included before purchasing. Additional packages for example; photo op's, panels and coffee with the stars will be announced at a later date.
And yes for those of you with a sharp eye, you may have noticed that this event is now called 'The World of Wizardry' :">. Same event, different name.
Keep checking back for further updates.
Still no guests announced
The potter event has now disabled posts to the event page and is posting pictures of their venue, which are not pictures of the venue, instead the building down the road as it looks more harry potter.
Chelsey Smith, her photo is off a baby.
Sooo the event has over 3000 tickets on sale when the venue capacity is 670. Also only one of the special guests even has an imdb page ha. They're all extras. PLUS the Fantastic Beast's ones will have signed NDAs so not too sure what Daydream Events expects those actors to say on a panel. This is looking to be worse than Dashcon.
While typing this one of the actor guests has commented in the event. Will come back with caps
"Some of you will no doubt recognise myself as an actor from the much acclaimed KFC TV adverts" wow such a prestigious production
"We will likely be the first two "Actors" you will meet from this movie not yet released" yeah and you'll be the first two fired for breaking your NDAs
I'm so hyped for Dashcon UK
The amount of unprofessionalism is unreal, they and their friends keep chipping in with how "they're just local people!" and "it's only supposed to be a small event" and yet they've put their ticket numbers to 3000 people
If you're running an event of that scale then people expect you to actually be competent, it's not as if its some charity raffle event held at the working men's club. It's such a shitshow it's amazing
Hildaglitz is doing Princess Fiona, which I have a feeling Bex will get all sulky about, she kicked up a fuss when the official Dreamworks woman wasn't "up to her standards" so she'll probably throw a tantrum over this too,
throw a tantrum and act like how whole world is awful. Say she's depressed and feels sad like no one else feels like that ever. She's the first person and only person to every get sad and we should all make huge efforts to help her. And buy another rabbit.
I think it's a bit creepy she named her second rabbit Kiko too. Fair enough getting another but it's a straight-up replacement and it's weird.
Pic related is Hildaglitz' Fiona, I think it'll look pretty good but I doubt it'll win anything. I think she's doing the musical version.
I don't think either of them have the make up right.
She's probably doing the musical version, considering the necklace and how she's done Book of Mormon and stuff. But yes, Bex needs to calm down the wings.
God she needs to stop working with this photograpaher, she looks bloody awful
Just had a look and this is the last thing I've seen really. The one-that-isnt-xena hasn't posted anything since fabric shopping. What about any others? No-one has been talking about LSCC much this year it's weird.
Megabethbobs done her embroidery. It's pretty good so far.
The design is asymmetrical. It's meant to look that way
I guess I'm not seeing what you're seeing. The pose is awkward and her face is at a bit of an unflattering angle, but she looks far from awful. The post-processing is nice because her skin still looks like skin but the photog shopped away all the flaws pretty cleanly. The blood border looks pretty stupid but eh, what can you do? Your vendetta is showing, anon.
no but that guy keeps spamming all the groups with have you heard about lscc...tickets now on sale, and yeh shitty sneaky zebra is there...who gives a shit about them money grabbings duos.
That said, why are they inviting 234234324324 other 'cosplay guests'... errr... I mean "paying for their ticket so they announce they are going so it looks like they are an amazing con"? I was impressed with LSCC last year and the amount of good cosplayers going there, but I can imagine why they were there... because LSCC bought them in to make advertisement! Definitely gna skip this con. Everything seems to be fake and they seem to be treating their guests differently I heard, too.
Yes the design is asymmetric but only in the outer most details, otherwise it's mostly mirrored.
has obviously wonky lions. Wonky lions with parallel mains rather than branching ones. The beads used for the body are too big as is the embroidery thread leading to a confused shape that makes both look like Jamaican koalas.
Cording has been used (not to mention in the wrong colour) where it looks like it should have been beading or overlapping metal loops. I'm wiling to let that go as I might be wrong, it's hard to tell from the reference.
Round beads have been used on the border rather than smaller faceted ones.
There is stitching around the central line head where there should be metal links.
The red beads of the central design are much too big compared to the original and it looks like someone squashed a tomato under the head. The nose of the lion has no shape, in fact it is a completely different shape and appears to have lost the underside of it's jaw, as well as gained a new love for mascara. The beaded dreadlocks return with beads that are too big and lose the delicate lines that round the face of the lion. Instead cosplayer's attempt loos boxy.
Crown looks completely different and spills out of the red boarder unlie the reference.
Use of floral beads rather than design stitched under a beaded boarder.
Shape above the lions head is lost.
Tails of the side lions have been done in beads that do not match their body unlike the reference and so the fact that they're tails at all is lost.
I repeat. It looks nothing like the reference.
Salt, Salt everywhere. I'd like to see you do better. DESU. A lot of your complaints are based on the sourcing the wrong beads but the GOT beads are notoriously hard to find and these are not bad replacements at all. I've seen much worse. The cording is right, find a better reference to compare to.
Your skills at spot the difference are insane!! I felt a real sense of awe at the pedantic detail you went into there. You manage to spot things that no one gives a fuck about. You must be so proud. You've clearly spent your valuable time more wisely than her.
If you are competing against her are you gonna take the time to explain to the judges about all the wrong beads that she used? No. Go spend your time in a more sensible manner than that which you have been. This also applies if you're just some butt hurt random who doesn't know gorgeous when they see it.
It's not a complaint. It's a comparison.
And ability has no barring on opinion.
Disparaging but not disagreeing.
Still not disagreeing
It is their job as judges to compare against provided references. They may reach the same conclusion. Whether they do or not doesn't make it look anymore like the reference.
So whilst you're all disliking that I have an opinion I can demonstrate...none of you have disagreed with it.
Considering the actu embroiderer from the show has approved and said she loves the work, I think she's going to care more about that lady's opinion than some anonymous twat who thinks non screen accurate, 1mm wide BEADS is the end of the world
Your opinion is not fact and people have disagreed with you.
Though here's one for you those beads you bitched weren't floral, they are, check the reference again and realise you're mistake. Most of your 'facts' are wrong, but it's not worth correcting idiots.
Does anyone else not give a shit about this? It's some embroidery, it's not even on the dress yet.
Can we talk about how the Fiona is using a fucking pre made stamp to emboss her fabric and it doesn't even match the fabric from the musical?
Yep the stamp thing pissed me off too. If you're not doing a very complicated costume for the competition I have no clue why you'd want to use a premade stamp. It's not like they're hard to make either
Dat historic "broken community" post
So trying to organise an event at Harrods without permission is building something better for ourselves?
>I'm an actor from the Xmas KFC ads, not an extra
The ego on this guy.
I can't wait to get my signed picture from Paul
I can't wait to meet a real celebrity actor Paul Redfern
Should have asked this in the lolita general, but
London is pretty great but same issues as a lot of other major cities (e.g. NY) with most events organised among friends to avoid creepers. Leeds is probably the biggest and most active outside London, really friendly girls and nice comm. Sheffield is small but active, nice girls again. Manchester/Liverpool are getting more active after suffering from drama a year and a half ago, core of regulars that are well dressed but also more underage and ita girls than Yorkshire have to deal with. York is a beautiful city but tiny comm, Hull is also small and pretty inactive, Newcastle has drama because of a bad mod, Midlands (like Birmingham) are active. I know very little about the southern comms outside of London other than that they exist.
You said England but wasn't sure if you meant Britain. In Wales Cardiff has a comm but North Wales have nothing unless you travel to Liverpool/Chester. No fucking idea about Northern Ireland. Scotland has drama a while back and split into two comms, both officially for Scotland as a whole but in practice one meeting mostly in Edinburgh and one meeting mostly in Glasgow. There are some nice girls in Scotland, but I advise you to listen carefully to both sides of the story rather than believing everything you hear (or see on cgl) from one side alone. The highlands also have a small community, and there's some bearded crossdressing lunatic that started a community in Shetland who seems enthusiastic but I can't help thinking might be giving others the wrong idea about the fashion. No idea what Northern Ireland is like, but they have a comm.
Think about transport links to major cities wherever you end up. As a visitor to the UK in general, London, Bath, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, York, Glasgow and Edinburgh are all great cities to live, regardless of comms.
lol at the fact youre entering lscc. so being a picky asshole is just you trying to get her to drop out because her pair are better and youre trying to thin the competition.
judges have a minute for to look at costumes in prejudging and she's got the rest of the dress too. Theyre not going to spend time playing spot the difference when they have about 30 second to look.
Kyle is an arrogant prick who needs to be avoided. His work is average at best but he thinks he is greatest tog out there and can act like a dick to everyone. So yes he is just another Lucas
it's amazing that you know EXACTLY what he is thinking.
you think you're a man trapped in a womans body who likes to eat excrement from a dogs butt hole.
Know how I know? I read about it on 4chan.
I don't think it'll win. It might place. I think it'll more depend on the wing quality as that's what'll stand out, as opposed to trying to put extra techniques and details into what is a fairly simple to construct costume.
A bit like the Asterix cosplayer last year. Really unique approach. Not enough though.
Problem with the asterix last year is that yes it was unique, but thats because it was an original design, thus broke the rules. The Disney fairy designs are quote simple so it might be difficult for her to make it more complicated without breaking the rules
Lscc only has 3 prizes. Not like other cons that do the whole lot of 'best sewing' 'best armour' 'judges award 1, 2, ,3 ,4, 5' or 'best girl/boy' so being in the top 10 is sort of like getting one of those awards even if you don't win.
like>>8818312 said it's like an honourable mention worthy but not win
Yeah, even Limited Edition Fawn, the doll's clothes are really simple, the artwork is really vague. And I'm not sure what the consensus is on crossing the movie's detail with the trail from the doll. I don't know if that counts as original design or just mixing elements (which I think you're encouraged not to do anyway?).
Sticking to one or the other would be fine. Dolls are official so they're an acceptable cosplay. The actual detail on the doll is pretty nice too.
The art is art of the doll so I guess it counts as the same reference as it comes on the back of the box.
I was referring more to the idea of taking the details from the Neverbeast film. And combining with the trail from the doll.
Because the doll is basically the cosplay in miniature, to add details or do things in a more 'detailed' way surely counts as original design/artistic interpretation at that point?
Or am I not making sense?
You're making sense but she's working of doll/doll art so there isn't a problem.
The art has details either way. The only thing that wouldn't work being scaled up are the gems on the top. I would just add smaller ones too to make it less blocky when full scale.
The doll has a lot more little details anyway but I see what you mean. If they corset the dress, do decent wings, make the skirt look like feathers and so on Then It's about the same difficulty as the other stuff floating around. She might place if she's lucky.
Yeah but it's not really meant to be a corset (especially since Fawn is an animal fairy that values comfort, be different for Rosetta), so that's adding technique for the sake of it. Interested whether she'll do the doll's wings (if I remember rightly they've got the same pattern as Tink) or the artwork wings (which are unclear).
Vested interest in this costume because I'd like to do this Fawn myself and had these debates with myself.
Aren't the doll wings a hideous bright orange too?
Intresting point on the corset though, But most fairies corset for the wings.
Suppose it depends what she's uses as her reference too, if she's goes for art work or doll.
Yeah they are bright orange, this is another reason why I mentioned the film because all the fairies have unique wing patterns (after the first film) and so 'Fawn's' wings can only be truly referenced from the film, which is a cross over of references even if one is a basis for the other.
It be intresting to see what they do. if they use the artwork there's little to no detail on the wings but the doll is completely wrong to the artwork so they can't pull the detail from the doll.
Yeah London is pretty exclusive to friends. There is no bad mod drama in Newcastle, that's just a personal vendetta from some salty bullies a while back. Don't even bother applying for the smaller Scotland comm, even if you know some of them they'll reject you from the group. It's just a friends clique now. Newcastle is actually a pretty great comm, no drama at all. As a major city it's also a great place to relocate to, and the north is generally friendlier than the south.
Ahhh I'm so mad at myself, I've missed out on a competition entry placement at Kitacon and I was working really hard with that in mind. Does anyone know if any placements open up? Is there any other cons worth trying to get a competition place at?
Lucas.....using natural light, its so good. He was dissing all the photographers at convenstion because he was using multiple lightstands. Now hes bragging he can use natural light? What a fucking hypocrite.
his portfolio is pretty dull and shit so his only hope is to be a budget wedding photographer
That guys been copying people for ages. He won't change. Just like when he says he don't care what /cgl/ says and will never again view these boards, yet goes and makes status about cgl for sympathy every time he gets mentioned here. Kyle you seem to forget you are the one who went out your way to shitstir for attention, starting fights with people at kita, claiming to have searched out the perv tog when it was really Josh who found him. Yes, why are they picking on little poor me, I wonder.
I find it really funny because I'm pretty certain Kita's legal page was up for weeks in advance, and I thought there was a Premier Inn or Travelodge nearby charging similar rates, so she just didn't bother looking. I bet you she kicked up a fuss in hopes Kita would find her a room.
This person should just fuck off, fair enough be pissed off about Kitacon messing her around but most cons charge a cancellation fee. If they've mislead people, post up the email etc that says you'd get a full refund.