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Upcoming cons for 2016:
G-Anime Winter - Jan 22-24 (Gatineau)
Anime Shogatsu - Jan 30 (Toronto)
AniRevo: Winter - Feb 7-8 (Vancouver)
Tsukino-con - Feb 12-14 (Victoria)
FanExpo Regina - April 23-24 (Regina)
Anime North - May 27-29 (Toronto)
YetiCon - June 10-12 (Blue Mountain)
Atomic Lollipop - TBA (Toronto)
Otafest - Jul 1-3 (Calgary)
Otaku Palooza - Jul 2-3 (Regina)
G-Anime Summer - Jul 15-16 (Gatineau)
ConBravo! - Jul 29-31 (Hamilton)
Otakuthon - Aug 7-8 (Montreal)
FanExpo Toronto - Sep 1-4 (Toronto)
Animara Con - Sep 17-18 (Sherbrooke)
FanExpo Vancouver - Nov 11-13 (Vancouver)
Who's going to what? Cosplays? Who sucked which dick and is gonna be a lil bitch about it at what gathering?
How fucking bad is AniRevo gonna be this year?
Add picnics, skates, etc if you like.
How are the various Alberta cons?
I've only been to Animethon and Calgary Expo. I'm sick of the casual hang out feel of Animethon with nothing to do and Calgary Expo is just too crazy now.
Continuing discussion of potential train wreck of "lolita-themed" tea party at Animethon.
Comm has rumoured they want to boycott the event.
Con staff hasn't appeared to do anything despite backlash. Also spelt Misako's name wrong in event description. Tsk.
Comm hasn't said shit about boycotting the event. Maybe a few people whispering around outside of the comm, but I know a lot of girls are excited for it. It's definitely a selective opinion of some, not the group as a whole.
It will definitely be a trainwreck though. There is no way it can't be with lolita fashion not being mandatory for the tea party.
>Daaaamn I've been looking for some Suntory in Canada but it's no where to be found.
IIRC I've seen the unaged Suntory Hibiki in the larger LCBOs for about $100+tax a bottle.
Currently there's a frenzy over Crown Royal Northern Harvest being named the best Whiskey in the world. I've tried it and didn't think it was that particularly good, even compared with the low end Japanese whiskey I've sampled while on vacation.
J is definitely mad, she's posted the most about it as far as I've seen. That may seem like a major boycott if you've been seeing all of her posts.
The active and older members are staying quiet about it, and some of them are looking to get tickets if possible. A lot of the bad feelings are from the con staff not including the comm in something that would have brought the comm a lot closer to the con for the future. I know K had an apology for not being able to persuade staff to include the comm, so there was an attempt as far as I understand.
I don't think I'll be able to make the tea party, even though I would have liked to.
I am, just got my confirmation into the Artist Alley tonight.
Are there any gulls that don't have a Toronto Seagulls pin? I don't want to make more than I need to this time around. I'm running low on button parts again.
A lot of shitty staffers (the Doll North and Doubletree Panels people are literally the only good ones around), a bunch of whiny manchildren complaining about nothing to do (and too many SJW panels), a whole fuckton of programming no one cares about, and some room parties that may or may not include Hestia-kun showing his fanny.
>dont expect to see toronto
unless you're willing to take an hour and a half ttc commute to anything worthwhile/touristy in the city. anime north and the congress centre are barely in the city desu
>the outside areas are the best places for cosplay spotting/pics/showing off
but resign yourself to the fact that there will probably be planes in the background of a third of your photos
>dont freak out about prices
remember that our dollar is shit and it's probably much less than you think
>feel free to freak out about our money
i swear every con you can spot the americans by how excited they get about how colourful our bills are and instagramming their wallets; it's pretty hilarious
>under no circumstances eat at the harveys
they give everyone food poisoning every year without fail
>dont buy things theyll give you shit about at the border
>dont block traffic in the entryway of the Int Plaza, it's badly designed enough as is
>sorry in advance about the goddamn wrestlers
>i swear every con you can spot the americans by how excited they get about how colourful our bills are
Wwhhaattt?? No. It's not like one of the ways i hyped my friends up to go to Canada con what your colorful maple syrup scented money. Haha
Maybe a dumb question. Room stuffing is a thing at AN right? AN is the only con i know that has a clause in their program about room stuffing.
That makes a lot more sense now. If I didn't know any better, J probably posted >>8801758. She seems to think her opinion reflects the entire comm most of the time.
I think it's understandable people are upset, but this comm usually can't organize shit. Its good that K realized the error. Hopefully the organizers will learn from this experience and maybe even just communicate with the comm next time.
>sorry in advance about the goddamn wrestlers
THIS. The worst part of AN is selling in the AA and dealing with this all weekend.
Cool, I'll make up some more then. Not sure about my table yet, just paid for it this morning though, so I *hope* AnimeSho lets me know before I get to the con.
Ok. I only have 2 additional so it'a not like im trying to get a clown car full of people in. I'll just make sure not everyone shows up at the same time.
Is there any kind of night life or is it one of those cons where you just kind of reitre for the evening?
the con chair the first year was good, but she got replaced and the next year the new staff ran the con into the ground, its sad too because it was a promising convention that was outside the GTA
I don't have one!
Hey Corky, were you approved for a table off the bat or were you wait-listed?
I applied for a table and was waitlisted.
Shogatsu staff told me that they aren't sure how much space they can have for artists and need to double check tonight so I'm really nervous. I hope I can get in.
I sent in my application like when they opened AA applications so I'm nervous that it's my art skills not being good enough.
As far as I'm aware I was approved off the bat, there was no mention of wait-listing in the e-mail. I hope you get in though!
>Shogatsu staff told me that they aren't sure how much space they can have for artists and need to double check tonight
this makes me so nervous about selling. I'm not making any new merch (I still have a bit left over from Otakuthon that I think will suffice for a small 1 day con) so I only need to make the $50 table cost to break even.
...Please come visit me to comfort me that I'm not wasting my time...
Sure! Of course I will!
And I mean I think they're going to check to see if they can add more tables to the area to have more artists. It's possible they got more artist applications than they expected.
that makes sense. I'm glad a lot of artists were interested if that's the case. I hope attendees will be just as interested.
Also, got a payment received response from AnimeSho and they said "We will be mailing out a floor plan two weeks prior to the event so you know where you are seated." so we'll know by the 16th what the final count/table locations will be.
I don't think J has been posting here. The post you linked is too proficient in English for it to be her, kek.
I also know that Mel has been very close to the con as a panelist/programmer with the fashion show, but she didn't have a lot to do with this con since there won't be a fashion show at it. Now that we have Misako, I'm a bit disappointed that we don't have more lolita-centric programming for it.
We really couldn't have known that lolita would be a focus for the con this year, and that's something I'm holding against the con staff.
Who knows if the con is trying to be Lolita centric or just doing it because other cons are too. Animethon knows they can't compete with other cons so they might just be trying to at par at least.
Oh gosh I am! I'm so excited! I went for the first time in like 6 years last year and I had a blast!
I had stuck with otafest for so long I didn't realise a con could actually be... fun haha
Looking forward to seeing who the guests are this year!
They didn't anounce my golden ticket actor until the week before hand haha so I'm not worried! There will be a ton of actors and artists - plus the staff were just on holidays. I think announcements start up again tomorrow?
The problem with room parties at AN is the neighbors. There's a lot of normal people just spending a night between flights from the airport and don't know what they're getting into.
That said, if you make enough friends you'll be able to find something to do, even if is just finding a field or something to chill hang out. The dances are fun when you're drunk enough.
Bought my AN ticket and thinking of going to shogatsu.
What is everyone planning so far?
For AN I'm deciding which 3 to do:
Laevateinn (pic related)
Kamui from feif
Aqua from feif
Yang xiao long (hunter uniform)
Florina from fe7
Haseo from .hackgu
I have to have at least one fire emblem one and I want to try out a competition, perhaps.
I'll be there in the AA, but I'm sure everyone knows that by now.
Thinking of just wearing a kigu since it's so cold out and I'll be hauling all of my stuff to the centre.
Today's weather sucks. Took me an hour and a half to get to work today. I live 15 min away...
I have no idea how many gulls are attending, but maybe we can plan a dinner afterwards at a local bar? (I'd need a gull willing to keep my AA luggage in their car or something while we're eating...)
There's lots of restaurant choices nearby, not sure what to pick in the bathurst/bloor area though. Any recommendations?
anyone planning to go to this? it's on the same weekend as MTAC
I've never been to any events at the JCCC before, does anyone think it would be appropriate to wear kimono to the New Years festival when I'm white? I don't want them to think I'm super weird/a weeb or something. I don't think it's cultural appropriation or anything offensive, but I don't want to wear it if it's inappropriate in that situation.
For the record I've been wearing kimono for 10 months now and practicing often, so I'm not so bad at it, and my kitsuke is pretty neat.
>For the record I've been wearing kimono for 10 months now and practicing often
Out of curiosity, was anyone at the Akame ga Kill panel last year at AN?
I mentioned that because women's kimono takes time and practice to wear properly.
Pic related, it's me. (excuse my bad hair and no make up face) Still not exactly perfect but good enough to wear out without being an embarrassment to myself.
Yeah. I'm inclined to agree. I've actually once attended an event at the same venue Anime Shogatsu is using. It was a shopping event called the "Bazaar of the Bizarre" and ran from something like 11 am to 8pm. It used quite a few rooms of the place, had live music, food being served, etc. The cost was FREE. So far nothing Anime Shogatsu has announced justifies paying that much for the privilege to be able to do some shopping.
>It's literally run by the same fucks as Unplugged guys
I don't know if it really is.
Sure the main guy himself works for Unplugged, but I don't see the conchair of Unplugged involved in this and I am a staff member of Unplugged yet hadn't heard a thing until I was suddenly invited to it. Let alone considering how big Unplugged's staff pool is, if they were Unplugged, I don't think they would have trouble finding volunteers as it may appear on their page.
Maybe. I don't trust that though.
> Well off on volunteers
Their volunteers maybe, but their actual staff are awful. I've volunteered for them and did it two years in a row. Their staff always vanish on you and then James comes around to apologize, does nothing of value and leaves again.
In case anyone was curious where AniSho was moving, its:
The Michener Institute at 222 St. Patrick’s Street.
So now that we're in this area, any new ideas on where to possibly eat for dinner if people are still interested in a seagull meetup?
They said it was for size reasons. I'm guessing the Bathurst place would be too small with how many tickets they've sold so far?
This place is easier for me to get to so I'm all for a location change. Plus this is where AN used to be it's first 2 years so it can't be too bad, right?
idk if i wanna cosplay for shogatsu.. it's so much work dressing up and putting on makeup
my group is bringing in rhythm games from the bemani series, check it out if you like that sort of thing (no ddr for sure tho)
For all the people here who keeps whining and nitpicking about how their anime convention sucks, please go fuck yourself.
You have no right to complain and trash talk about how "Convention X" is to expensive, unorganized, or even how the staff are rude. Countless of people are putting their time and effort into making the event happen and don't need your negative attitude to weigh them down. If you don't like the convention then don't go. Simple as that.
There's 100 days exactly until Calgary expo.
I hope they start announcing better guests soon...
I think you're kind of overestimating how noble the intentions of a lot of con runners and staff are anon.
AN doesn't care because they know everyone will come anyways. FanExpo is more or less the same plus it being a glorified shopping. A lot of younger cons are just people bandwagoning as well. You're pretty much saying anyone with evem the slightest understanding of how business works should fuck themselves? Bruh.
hey anon, not sure if you're still here,but looks like AniSho is doing another round of artist approvals (probably because the location is bigger now)
From their FB page: "[Artist Announcement] Attention Artists Round 2 Selection will be announced this Thursday. Please be sure to check your email to see if you have been confirmed. If you have any questions please email email@example.com"
An uneducated guess.
When an outfit/coordinate is so bad that it hurts the eyes, from the japanese word for ouch, 'itai!'
Most likely to happen when someone has no idea what lolita is/needs, tries to 'cosplay' a lolita, or decides to disregard the basics of the fashion in order to be their own special snowflake.
I'm actually a dealer that has tabled each year at FrostCon and always look forward to it. So the only people whom seem to hate on them is you all. But I can say that there are more supporters of FrostCon than haters of FrostCon.
Anyone trying to white knight FrostCon should keep in mind it began because Antonio got kicked out of other cons and got butthurt about it. I don't buy that the events he runs are for the sake of contributing to the community, seems more like an elaborate ploy for attention.
It's a new con that just started this yr. So no one has any previous experience with the con before. Some people are willing to bite the bullet since the entrance fee is only $10-15. Others have reservations about the con due to it being put together really last minute and are giving it a pass.
Pretty much what >>8826393 said. Since it's a first year con don't expect AN or Otakuthon quality/numbers. Looks like there will be a decent dealers room since it was announced full. So if you need to do any weeb shopping or want a reason to hang out with friends I don't see why $10-$15 would be disappointing.
I'm so peeved with Anime shogatsu right now. I was wait listed for the AA and they kept on delaying when they'd send out emails for round 2. It's less than a week before the con and k missed my chance to order acrylic charms because I wasn't sure if I would get in or not since they left it to the week before the con
I don't know about US cons, but the GTA ones are usually pretty good about letting you know ahead of time any sort of AA info. Unless you're on a waitlist, and then it's up in the air when/if you get into a cons AA.
Anime North and Otakuthon are excellent in giving overall information for their AA (I say overall information, I've had trouble before getting specific info from AN staff by e-mail in the past).
Atomic Lollipop as far as I've heard isn't as great for info, but I haven't sold there before so hopefully another GTA seagull can chime in on that for me.
But again, if you're on any waitlist you essentially have to have your stock ready to sell in case there's an opening. In which case that can happen weeks or even days before the con depending on when a table opens up and how far down on the list you are. I've known artists who were waitlisted for AN receive a table a couple days before the con because another artist drops out last minute and they were next on the list.
TL;DR If you're waitlisted, be prepared regardless in case you get a last minute acceptance. Bigger cons are better at managing tables/artists than smaller cons.
> One of largest and most diverse countries in the world
> All of USA treats fandom same way
But srsly, this isn't a "US Con" vs "Canadian Con" thing. That's so retarded I can't even. Individual conventions are better/worse about this shit.
For example: Apop? FUCKING AWFUL. Do not sell there. Everything is awful. The con is great, but the AA is god damned useless to artists. It's not a market con, plain and simple.
Anime North? Good, esp Crafter's Corner, but FUCK THE STAFF. Fucking awful ridiculous people in charge of the AA. I was trading art with a fellow vendor and they came over and were like "YOU CAN'T DO THAT UNTIL WE OPEN OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR BOOTH"
It. was. an. art. trade. we. had. arranged. ahead. of. time.
Wasn't reducing my stock. Wasn't trading money for wares (but who tf cares if I was?). Just some bitch needed to get her rocks off telling me what to do.
Otakuthon? Great info, good staff overall, dismal layout. They need to fix that shit. It results in way poorer sales because the aisles are way too large (like ten fat people can pass between booth rows).
Frostcon? Fucking bullshit. Everyone is useless there and the staff basically disappear whenever a problem happens. They're super apologetic but never actually fix anything. I'm glad they're dead. Unplugged? EVEN WORSE. You will NEVER MAKE A SALE. It was bad in 3rd year, and even worse in 4th. Fuck that con so hard. And the con organizer is a prick to guests, dealers, etc. IDGAF if you're stressed, don't be a dickhole to the people who've paid you money.
Otakon? Great AA. Fucking outstanding communication. Layout is "interesting" but not bad. Super competitive though so be ready to bring your AAA game.
Anime Boston? Site staff is good. Email is unresponsive. If you have questions you are basically fucked. Good layout last time I went though (which was like 3 years ago).
etc etc etc
everyone is different.
>I was trading art with a fellow vendor and they came over and were like "YOU CAN'T DO THAT UNTIL WE OPEN OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR BOOTH"
I've never personally had a shitty experience with staff, but I know some power trip a lot. As soon as the Comic Market/Crafters Corner is closed for the day they will walk around and SCREAM until customers leave. And don't let your friends stick around to help, (even if it's just to carry a couple things for you) they don't like that either.
Oh it's not a matter of waiting for someone to drop out. Anime Shogatsu has been posting dates when they will announce people who get past round 2 of artist review because they got a new venue and that meant more spaces. But every time they post a date, they end up changing the date they're going to announce the round 2 people and it's really annoying because I'm anxious enough waiting for a specific date, tbut then to have to wait extra is even more anxious. I would prefer if they didn't post to notify when wait listed people will be informed instead of being put in anxiety over and over because they can't decide on a date to send out emails.
It's okay, nothing special but nothing bad. Their Masquerade is some kinda special bullshit though. It's like a Cattlecon got drafted into just one event. Get on stage, get off, and don't fucking expect anyone to be polite, nice, or helpful. Also the MC will make fun of you.
So who's attending what this weekend?
- Toronto Tea Festival
- Winter Wonderland skate
- Anime Shogatsu(SHITgatsu)
Corky! I mentioned in a previous thread that my friend is looking for a new LSP DS cover. She is confirmed for going to Anime Shogatsu with me, so this is a friendly reminder to have it in stock please.
Is it just me or does this seem kinda salty?
I think we all just wish it was dead.
New Staff Team? Is it actual new staff, or new babysitters for Antonio? Or maybe they're looking into finding people who aren't absolute nutjobs to run the badge booth?
Better yet, how about someone new in charge of inviting 'cosplay guests', since apparently the criteria is you have to be friends with Jax, or suck Antonio's dick one time. Though, maybe no one else wants to be listed as a Frost Con guest because its fucking embarrassing.
Sure thing! Was it a 3DS or 3DSXL case? Couldn't remember. I made an extra of each already for your friend, heh
we won't know until the shows over. There's always a risk of going to a first year con and being disappointed. Just make the most of it and I'm sure you'll have a great time
YetiCon actually looks like it could be fun. With the CAD in the shitter, it's definitely a good alternative to Colossal, provided Blue Mountain is welcoming to cosplayers and junk. Guess we'll find out.
If you think Jax is one of that conventions problematic staff, then your just as stupid as Antonio is. But seeing as you think all of FrostCon's guests have sucked him off you are just as stupid as he is.
Maybe try volunteering for a cons guest department and learn how things work behind the scenes before you throw things like that out there.
But as >>8833852 said, I really hope that whomever took over FrostCon is going to be changing it for the better and got rid of all the useless staffers
The 'sucked his dick' was in regards to Arilla. Fucking Arilla as a cosplay guest.
Nut jobs is in regards to Marcus and Axel being the ones at badge pickup. The fact that the one kid, who cosplays Axel from Kingdom Hearts, literally changed their legal name to Axel, should be enough of a hint.
Jax throws tantrums any time anyone tells her not to do something, but mostly is just spacey as hell and owes people favours. I know she owed at least on of the cosplay guests last year a good sum of money.
Gabby has the intelligence of a rock, and is the living embodiment of the Graphic Design is My Passion meme. She's fucking useless, full of herself, and constantly whines about how people don't like her cosplay. She signs herself up to run a bunch of shit, then blames it on other people when she halfasses everything.
And how did all these idiots end up working together? Every single one of them was in the Kingdom Hearts Fandom about 5 years ago. Weird, but true.
I've tabled at Frostcon twice, and both years it was a disorganized mess. Last year I was barred from AA because Jax thought no one would notice her bringing her personal issues into the mess.
I've got more details, but hey, I think I've said enough.
none of these frankly, all my cosplays are half finished at best rn and i've still got too many assignments/midterns to fight through between now and reading week.
Just a heads up though, Malabar's big annual sale is scheduled for the saturday after (Feb 6) if you need to stock up on costume makeup, etc!
>going to anime shogatsu alone
i'm sure it will at least be worth the admission anyways. i'd like to try and meet some people but i always figured it would be awkward to try and tag along with people, i don't want to make anyone uncomfortable. i'm nervous to meet anyone from this spooky place
You clearly don't know her all that well. She is one of the most crazy and unstable people you could ever meet and I wouldn't even wish her upon my worst enemies.
Stay away from her as best you can and you'll be better off.
Its hard to pinpoint all her insanity, but i know she (at frostcon last year i believe) got upset and yelled in the dealer's room when she found out Doc Holocaust was in a relationship, yelling about how she slept with him and how it wasn't right/fair.
I follow her for pure lulz.
I love watching her cycle through fandoms like nobody's business and literally asking to buy everything on the GTA BST group.
Does anybody have any juicy stories about her?
> be late night at a con
> go around with douche friends checking for unlocked rooms
> burst in on her riding some guy's D and babbling about trying to "ahegao" or some shit
> freak them out and run
> watch her avoid us the rest of the con
> be at one-day con in hamilton
> she decides to costume change
> strips down to her thong behind a dealer's table without covering up or ducking down
> gives everyone a show
> well-defined cameltoe
> dealer horribly embarassed
> burst in on her riding some guy's D and babbling about trying to "ahegao" or some shit
That is generally part of having sex, not sure why she felt the need to clarify when it should have been super obvious.
I had the dude who ran/runs emiko/tricity on fb. Huge obese guy that looks sickly and posts creepy shif like "come with me to the theatre and ill buy you sushi" but hes like idk something is definitely off with him. He also run the AN fb page (or one with 32k likes)
Stay away from anything with rcehoppe on it(his name if i recall)
Dudes a huge wrestling fan too, take that as you will
Back at Bravo she "cosplayed" Ahri, and by "cosplay" I mean she wore just her bra and panties, a tail and fox ears. Whenever someone gave her any kind of wrong look, she would glare back.
Later that night she started walking around being bootyguarded by 3 guys, probably banged them for their services
Is this the one your talking about?
tbf it's also the only con that focuses a lot on gaming and youtube so there's that. i'm kind of sick of cons that only do anime and raving which is like 90% of them so it's nice to have that choice.
I do count them because they are a cosplay con. Which differs only a little from a pure anime con.
My main point is that I wish there would be more cons like Bravo, Frost and Lollipop representing the lesser con scenes
Don't get why so many people here hate on FrostCon. I've always enjoyed myself there, but I just go to cons to be with friends and shop. Like what is the main reason for all the hate towards it?
Can confirm that a friend of a friend who used to fuck her found her notebook listing every guy she's fucked. Allegedly it was over 200, but that number was quoted about a year and a half ago.
Isn't the guy a p hella manwhore & shit disturber in his own rite though. I avoid since I kept hearing Tom/Everage whiteknighting out of him. I guess the influx of cosplayers means chicks who don't know better and fall for it?
Eh, Doc's got his flaws but he's overall a good guy. I've hung out with him a bunch and he's a lot less of a prick than his character. He was unattached for a few years so IDGAF who he was banging but he seems pretty happy with his situation now.
I wanna say that he just turned 30?? And I know Trauma just turned 20, and that other girl is a bit younger. Either way, still kind of odd. I heard that it's still an open scenario too, so hopefully these girls are getting themselves regularly checked because God knows what other con-whores Doc is banging on the side. They all seem to be pretty happy with their situation, though, so I guess there's nothing /wrong/ with it. Like I said, it's just kind of strange if anything and Trauma especially can do way better in my opinion.
I can't get into detail without completely awkwardly outing myself but he's nice/chill, to your face. Weird ass inferiority complex going on so girls fighting over him is practically done on purpose. More people would notice the frankly huge and delicate ego situation were it another girl cosplayer doing it imo.
table 27. Literally the back right corner when you enter the vendor/artist room ;_;
I'll be in a sloth kigu or a purple t-shirt with a golden totoro on it with my boyfriend.
Secret phrase for a Seagull pin is "The canadian dollaroo sure sucks eh?"
Even if you don't remember it just ask. It's more fun to see how many people can remember the random phrases/words
derp, here's a map of it. Entrance is on the right there.
Anyone here yet cause I'm the remilia scarlet walking around
My shogatsu experience:
Arrive late, volunteer chan by the door was helpful. Bf and I scout the convention areas
Bf rushes to sale at a store nearby, am left alone to wander maid café. Food decent
Go to karaeoke, have an amazing time
Bf returns, go to masquerade and miss out on free tickets, am stopped for pics and I play my prop for entertainment
Go to cosplay hangout panel, become part of team pantsu , we wreck the scavenger hunt
Then after a while, we migrated home. Small con is small but ton of fun, will go agaib
Small, filled with loads of really young people. The cosplay contests, fashion show, and swimsuit contests are pretty cringe. The dealer's hall is generally pretty tiny and bad. There are some decent artist's that come for artist alley though. The other content can be pretty good though. I've been to some interesting panels there, but there's also been a lot of horror show stuff put on by underage cancer. Since you're a UVic student, you get in free which is nice. If you're pretty relaxed about the bad stuff you can have an ok time.
It's not just Toronto. People in Baltimore do this too. Take it from an anon who was from that comm and left because of how vicious it got. There was a plot to rape a cosplayer at one point because she was "too popular". Shit's fucked.
Shogatsu experience for me
> volunteers actually really friendly & knew their shit
> Dealers/AA okay, saw some unique & new vendors
> People chilling, noticeable lack of dramu
> lots of good food places around
> good area for costography
> gaming room pretty lacking
> masquerade could be better organized. MC was meh, some sort of gaming event in same place as masq greenroom???
> a lot of con funk smell in the air around venue
I only offered to let her stay in my room because the person I was going with bailed on me leaving me with an empty room with two beds in it. We both had busy schedules so we didn't even really interact with each other during the con so I can assure you that we didnt hook up. Where did you hear this from anyway because its not nice to spread rumors.
Also gone back to my old /a/ trip seeing as i've change my name like three times since posting on /cgl and im no longer going to cosplay as hestia.
> Giving away tickets at the masquerade was cool and unexpected
> Hung out with people in the hallways
> Got some cool things in the dealers' room
> Free lollipop, stickers and nuka cola caps
> The magician guy who was doing card tricks
> Con Funk areas
> Maid Cafe needed to up their food game
> Programming was lacking
Pretty decent for a small, one-day, anime con but the people trumped the programming.
Were you at the masquerade? He was the guy that put the prince of tennis scene to buy time.
Speaking of the masquerade, am I the only one confused as hell by the winners?
The only one I agreed with was the starlord dude for best performance since he kept his cool even when his gun fell off.
The con at Anime shogatsu was alright. No expectations and I'm pleased how good it was.
Some guy who had a deck of cards and was doing card tricks, he was really skilled.
She didn't make her full costume, only parts and was honest with her entry. Her costume was definitely killer, but I can see how it only got an honorable mention over something that was entirely made by the wearer.
> volunteers were extremely nice and helpful
> venue had a lot great food places in the area
> everyone was friendly and even met some new friends
> maid cafe was garbage
> programming was very questionable (why was lolita 101 in the main room and other events like karaoke in the small room)
All in all it was nice to go to con while waiting for con season to start up, still unsure if it was worth the drive up there from the Falls.
Haven't had the chance to be at Fan Expo either. Too much horror stories warned me away from that.I'll probably skip that then. I can practically hear my mum's bitching about the lines already.
Outside of the tea party that sold out already, is there anything else worth wearing lolita to at Anime North? I just found out that I'll be in Toronto that weekend and was wondering if packing my frills would be worth it.
Definitely! Depending on who the special guests end up being this year, there are usually a decent number of panels and stuff, as well as the fashion show and fashion swap, and i wouldnt be surprised if there were some sort of mini comm-meetup somewhere along the line too
For all those interested in traveling to Asia (HK, Taiwan and Japan), there's a really good promotion going on:
Sorry, but I may or may not have the opportunity to grab this deal and go this yr cause of work. It is a great deal though, so don't be afraid of going solo.
No problem. If you have any questions about traveling to Japan, please feel free to ask. I've been twice to the country already and have visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Hiroshima and Yokohama. Enjoy your trip!
Pretty sure he's at least 32-33 now. His younger girlfriend of the two graduated from high school LAST YEAR, which is gross as fuck. Besides those two, I can think of at least 7 or 8 others he's slept with and they just get younger over the years. He was the "other man" with whom one girl cheated on her bf a few years back and he knew it.
The local scene is straight up revolting with how normalized it's become for older guys to be dating teenage girls. They're in completely different stages of life and abusive, shitty patterns of behaviour will be imprinted on the younger ones who have no real experience with relationships. Anyone born before 1992 has no business dating a teenager and even that's stretching it.
If its the girl I'm thinking of I am pretty sure she kept him in the dark for a while and lied about her relationship status so I wouldn't put the blame 100% on one guy there. Regardless some of those chicks are hard to feel bad for because they can be beta, psycho or just worse in general.
I'll be going into work tomorrow so I'll check our receiving list. We've been getting a TON of brand new shit so it may be. If you check the new JoAnn's thread though theyre saying it's overpriced and not worth it.. But to each their own .
Any cons in the US/Canada near to Windsor, aside from Youmacon?
I'm sort of in the same boat. I kinda want to go to both but I'm not made of money.
Although people probably already have made plans for ColossalCon and I have no idea who to join with so I'm most likely gonna aim for YetiCon instead.
She's going to see it one way or another. Lmao, she essentially asks for gossip, from the stories told and demonstrated by her . And now shes getting people to try and white knight her, HERE of all places, while she throws a massive pity party all over facebook?
It's kind of a gag panel. 2 years ago Tsukino had exactly 99 panels so one of the staff members made the shrekening as the one hundredth. Dude stands on stage for an hour and gives a shrek themed sermon accompanied by a powerpoint presentation with a straight face. The panel ends with mountain dew and wafer cookie communion.
Last year they baptized one of the con guests (takahata).
that honestly sounds like an incredible experience.
I'll be Nageki on shrekday so if you wanna meet up---