Only one week to go.
/cgl/ Meet up is on Friday @ 8:30pm by the atrium coffee hut. Save the date, and be there or else.
>The ship has sailed on the Slash high Seas
>OBJECTION! Krystal LaPorte: Attorney At Lawl.
>Kill The Vampires!!!! Yuu's Guide to surviving the Apocalypse
>Make Your Own Kandi Bracelet
>THE END OF THE ANIME INDUSTRY AS WE KNOW IT
>Dressforms for Dummies
>Sweat Out Your Burando: Lolita & J-Fashion Dance Party
>Me! Me! Me!: More Than a Music Video? (18+)
>Kingdom Hearts or: How I Learned to Tolerate Those Yaoi Fans
>Lessons in Public Speaking, AKA: Austin stares at you while you talk.
>Kandi & Fuse Bead Wrap-up
>Is Piracy Killing Anime?
This is why im not upset that i scheduled shoots through the whole con.
Who the hell would pass up shooting with pretty girls to go to these shitty panels?
Except for the Me!Me!Me! one. Ill probably be there for that one. ;)
I get katsu isnt really about panels but wow this is garbage. Ive seen first years with more interesting programming.
Unrelated, do you easterns just not know how to title your panels so they sound at least a little interesting?
At least they're out early enough to plan. I was starting to get worried we'd only have a few days.
I was thinking of going to the public speaking one, I don't see what's so trash about learning some life skills at a con.
Oh good, I sincerely hope my inability to cope with speaking in front of others like an adult amuses you.
Actually, I really hope it does. Because even I know how embarrassing it is to watch me speak (horrible stutter). Maybe between this and the law panel I can come out of Katsu a nearly functioning person.
Personal experience? I probably wouldn't go anyway, but it is nice to find out about options. I've always told myself I'd kill myself if I'm working retail at 30 and here I am at 27 and Michaels.
>THE END OF THE ANIME INDUSTRY AS WE KNOW IT
> Over the past 7 years fans have watched in horror as reports of layoffs, production cutbacks and corporate failures have hit the anime industry. Fans are now asking: Does the industry have a bright future? Join Harmony Golds Vice President of Marketing, Kevin McKeever as he shows how the industry got here and where it is going
Did you read any descriptions or are the titles all you need to know to determine if they're shit?
This question always starts a shitstorm.
To be honest, while there are plenty of terrible photographers, there are a lot of decent photographers going too.
All you have to do is look at their work, and you'll be able to see who knows what they're doing, and who doesn't.
tl;dr: Just book me.
I guess I am not the best person to answer, because I haven't been in 2 years, but expect the main ones (smash, street fighter, etc) to be there but not niche fighters. I highly doubt there will be any MAME cabinets, if you are into that.
I know I see some people complaining about are there any panels in particular I should try to check out? meaning like...this is my first time going, I dunno if there any like specific popular panels people love in particular at this con (like how at AB everyone goes to bad anime bad)
alternatively - any panels I should specifically avoid?
>n the Slash high Seas
>>OBJECTION! Krystal LaPorte: Attorney At Lawl.
>>Kill The Vampires!!!! Yuu's Guide to surviving the Apocalypse
>>Make Your Own Kandi Bracelet
>>THE END OF THE ANIME INDUSTRY AS WE KNOW IT
>>Dressforms for Dummies
>>Sweat Out Your Burando: Lolita & J-Fashion Dance Party
>>Me! Me! Me!: More Than a Music Video? (18+)
>>Kingdom Hearts or: How I Learned to Tolerate Those Yaoi Fans
>>Lessons in Public Speaking, AKA: Austin stares at you while you talk.
>>Kandi & Fuse Bead Wrap-up
>>Is Piracy Killing Anime?
literally got cancer
That was me! I didn't think anyone was still interested to be honest, haha. I'd still be up for it! I just don't know where to meet! I'm not too familiar with the Gaylord. I just know we would have to meet around 8:30-9:00pm on either Friday or Saturday. I vend, and won't be out of the dealer's room until 8:00pm.
okay! i mean i'm the same anon who expressed interest before so it might just be the two of us lmao. but i'm free either of those times, might be checking out the cgl meet on friday but not positive
ummmm....You don't have to lose hair with treatment, and I have no idea why everyone believes this. It's only some of the chemo drugs that cause that, not all, and chemo is not the only treatment. Targeted radiotherapy and surgery aren't going to make you lose hair either unless they have to target hair follicles or shave your head to operate on a brain tumor.
Right, but a lot of people also lie about cancer for sympathy. I just feel like if they're already related to a seagull, the chances of them having a mental illness are pretty high. Add the fact that they didn't lose any hair, and anon was so quick to joke about cancer, and the whole thing becomes pretty ridiculous.
>. I just feel like if they're already related to a seagull, the chances of them having a mental illness are pretty high.
It's just as ridiculous as you automatically assuming someone is lying about having cancer or the fact you wish someone had cancer to begin with. Not every cancer patient loses their hair. The fact that you think they all do shows just how little you know about the topic. Also makes me wonder why you're caring so much about someone using the word "cancer" in the way it was used.
She was really good maybe even top-tier and she clearly has a talent as a photographer, but best? No way dude. What held her back was her being shady, crazy and in the end insanely overpriced.
I'm going to assume the nondelivery of paid photographs (sometimes even not showing up for shoots that were paid for) falls under the shady side of things
isn't she in Texas now? And she's using some weirdo name like Eofyi?
Sogiita Gunha from A Certain Magical Index; [spoiler]It's a first serious cosplay for me so I bought a Party City wig because I wanted to practice styling without risking ruining something actually expensive.[/spoiler][spoiler]pls no bully, I'm trying to get better[/spoiler]
Actually, my personal experience was that law school was the best decision of my life, emotionally and job-wise. But I had a lot of fortuitous breaks. Not everyone gets those breaks, and here's the problem: it's easy to get into law school, but hard to get a decently-paying legal job after law school. Some recent good writing on the subject includes:
- Steven Harper's "The Lawyer Bubble"
- Paul Campos's "Don't Go to Law School Unless" (or his blog, http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/)
- Matt Leichter's Law School Tuition Blog, https://lawschooltuitionbubble.wordpress.com/
Campos in particular has a good suggestion for your case: if you're thinking about law school just because you're underemployed and don't know what else to do, go work at a law firm (or prosecutor's office, or public defender's office) as a paralegal, secretary, or case manager for a year or two. It'll get you out of retail and give you a look at law while you study for the LSAT and prep your applications.
To get this back on topic, this panel also has jack all to do with anime.
She was okay, but not anywhere near top tier. She was constantly asking in closed Facebook groups for tips and pointers, so she was learning just like others still were, while scamming others.
To be honest, ive noticed cosplayers know nothing about photography or even what a good photograph looks like, so i am a lot less offended by them saying Lauren was "ZOMG THE BESS" now.
Let's also not forget that incident after Katsucon where she tried bullying a minor. And apparently she showed up to a photoshoot at Katsucon either hung over or drunk. It's really a shame or not I guess since if she kept working on her photography she would of been shooting cosfamers and would of been among the "elite" circle of Anne Fischer and Kay Elysiam.
A lot, lot, lot of lawyers end up being mid-level wage slaves doing absurdly tedious legal work anon. Obviously it's not impossible by any means to make bank, but if you think it's a given you're deluding yourself.
Yep, you just need to create shit that Luke will think to draw click bait and he'll post that shit ASAP or call him out enough that he'll create a shit post to defelct any bad press about him
negro there are too many damn lawyers atm, I'd wait like 10-20 years for the lawyer flood to go away.
my favorite uncle died of cancer, it sucked watching him die when I was in a really shitty situation personally. If you can't laugh at the absurd situations of life then you will never cope, so quit being the emotional police and post on topic shit.
Pls get back on track and on topic.
Fuck the law talk.
Female cgls, post your shuttle cosplays, because that's really the only reason I'm going to Katsucon. To ogle you and use this new girl I'm talking to as bait to get you into threesomes.
Gonna get all the ladies
I think this is the most horrible thing I've ever ready on 4chan. It's so descriptive and terrible it hurt my heart to read. I'm also on my period so it's amplified by 10.
Fuck man, I just wanted to read about Katsucon ;-;
It's not bad. Plus the good thing about Katsucon is that you never have to leave the hotel the whole weekend if you have a room at the Gaylord. Literally everything you need is there.
I believe I left last year to go to CVS on Friday night because I forgot my toothbrush, but that was it.
I got a bit of packing done. But I still need to get a 3rd luggage bag and a dolly for my desktop. Cosplays are done at least unless I decide to add more.
Also if anyone needs a room still for katsu, mag, or both. I still have space. Expect late chill nights and able to wake up late on sunday(katsu only). Email email@example.com and I'll contact you back shortly.
I begin packing tonight. I finished all of my sewing today, but I still have one simple prop, one more complicated prop, and a few trinkets to finish up.
I'm really excited; Katsucon is my AA spending spree con. Last year I spent about $200 on mostly prints. Can't wait to see if I can find art of the stuff I've gotten into since last year
Need to finish sanding/painting a prop, painting wigs, and small accessories. And sewing a fleece scarf but that's relatively simple. I'm actually feeling good about progress but am still gonna end up working until I leave Thursday probably haha.
To be fair, the majority of people don't know what makes a photo good. Also speaking as a photog, I know my photos aren't the best of the best. One of the reasons why I usually charge less. >>8852946
I'm jealous, I'm still working on a big prop and I haven't even finished the patterns for my big cosplay.
I'm assuming you're different anons, so I guess that would make 4 of us? This could work then! Okay, we can do 8:30 on Saturday. Again, anyone have a good spot that's pretty easy to find to meet? I was going to say probably outside one of the conference rooms or something.
Also, the stuff I have to trade are some Love Live charms I'm not using anymore. I have a Jojo's bag and Miku bag. I'm just more interested in seeing other cool ita bags and their owners, kek.
We could do 9:30, or 9-9:30 on Friday? I'm really very open as far as I know aside from working in the dealer's room. I mean, I guess we could also do it maybe around like 7:00pm on Fri or Sat? I could just have a worker cover me while I leave for a little bit. The dealer's room dies down after 6:00pm, normally.
Got all the fabric cut for my last cosplay today, should be able to sew it up tomorrow pretty quickly. Super excited to leave for con! It'll be my first Katsucon, and first con on the east coast. Got a long flight to get there.
>not anywhere near top tier
She's barely been gone for a year and already starting up a new scam on Gofundme
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Okay the editing stuff I'll give you but people have wrinkles on their palms and I don't think they need to be edited out. And I don't see anything on her neck. I feel like your preferred style is probably way too heavily edited if you think people can have palm creases
9:30pm should be able to work for me. Any idea where would be good to meet up? I was excited for this today and decided to rearrange one of my bags!
Also, anyone going to the lolita swap?
Save Point will be providing the arcade cabs, but IDK if there is a list of confirmed games.
They have DDR, PIU, ITG, Neon FM, Pop'n, Beatmania IIDX, pinball and some fighting cabs.
Got something to say, be a man and say it to my face at Katsucon. All ya'll fools just run your mouth, but don't have the guts to step up.
socal bird reporting in. how's the party scene at katsucon / east coast in general? i've never been before, and i just want to know how belligerent i should or shouldn't be to avoid embarrassing myself.
would also like to know if there are any room parties going on, so i don't disturb my roomies bringing a shitload of people back to our place.
update: i finished all my cosplay everything yesterday and it came out really good i'm so happy!!!! now i just have to work on the stickers i usually take to hand out, and pack, and i am good to go
The editing style of the photo is overall smooth, so it is jarring once you hit hands that are heavily creased. If you want them to still look natural, but match the photo, she could've at least smoothed out/soften the palm creases instead of leaving them as is. Not an overall killer, but definitely not top tier as its an amateur mistake. Then again it seems CGL generally doesn't understand criticism doesn't mean vendetta/hate, and this is why many of the newbs jumping into cosplay photography are horrible.
I forget the guy, but he was a black photographer from the Northern US doing videos and someone commented on his shoot about removing cosplayers from a nearby bush for better ambient light and he flipped out about his haters on Youtube, when it was just basic tips and common sense to avoid having shadows in your photos.
bruh, the palm creases literally look fine, there's nothing wrong with them and you need to chill. they look totally normally and there's nothing that stands out about them at all.
the worst thing in this photo is the hand on the left (our left)
All your nitpicks are wrong, they are perfectly fine and Pihl was a genius among the people who claim to be cosplay photographers. She's better off now doing fashion and weddings where she makes 5-6 times more than from shooting ungrateful cosplayers.
Tokyo Attack has not been at Katsucon for a while. I decided that I will reserve Katsucon for the Jfashion/Cosplay and Magfest for the actual gaming.
Wait? Does Save Point have a IIDX machine? I thought it was just beatmania. I need para para paradise, which Save Point has/ (use to have) . Neon FM is pretty cool, but my local Dave and Busters has that.
We all cringe down here and you will too!
Tokyo Attack has tried to come back for years, but Katsu is too cheap. They're going to try again next year.
Save Point has one SPADA. I think he still has PPParadise, but who knows if he will bring it.
Not for a long fucking time. It used to be entertaining and funny. Now it's just cringeworthy referential humor and musical hits that have well overstayed their welcome used as a non-punchline.
Oh, and booing the DJ's/MC's between sketches for not being in touch with this generation SJW anime convention crowd.
If you like walk-ons of shit you've never heard of, from obscure-ass anime set to angsty music, go ahead and spend 2 hours in line.
>when you leave all your work for the last week and a half
>think you'll be fine because you have a full time job where you only work 3 days/week
>working six days out of the 8 before katsucon, only giving you 2 days off
Oh my god I have so much shit to do
I do this every year
How terrible is badge pickup on Thursday? I usually pick mine up on Friday but we're going to be in the area Thursday night and thought we'd swing by.
Last year was my first Katsu but I picked up Thursday and I was in line for about an hour and half. Not too bad, but I didn't go until the line had been open for a couple hours. Everyone I knew who had gone prior years that Thursday was the best day to pick up, one girl in my room waited til Friday early afternoon and (allegedly) waited in line three hours
Save Point and most non-Japanese chain arcades updates their games based on an n-1 rule. That is, the current game's previous version. So this year will most likely have Pendual (so enjoy Touhou music).
Christ, I didn't think Katsucon 21+ could be an even bigger shit show. But guess what I saw in the group today? Those 1449 retards going on about how if you go to cons you're a loser with a dead end job and how they're better than everyone. I can't even.
It would be a little weird if they stick with Spada. Pendual became more available in November.
I get where you're coming from and my point of reference comes from what dictates what bemani music games have been allowed on machines in public so I guess we'll find out at Katsu.
Well yeah they do have a point alot of cosplayers need to get their lives together. But do they really need to be so condensing and douchey about it?
I mean if the community is that bad why even go or participate in the groups, do they really think these kids are going to listen to some fuckboy over the internet?
It would be wise for them to have pendual, but who knows what they're actually using. That one arcade in Columbus has hella old Jubeat versions, so I don't expect anyone to have the most recent available version unless it's a Japanese arcade, Tokyo Attack, or arcades who work with TA.
Honestly if you go on Friday, are okay with missing a couple of hours (I think for me it was about 2-2.5), and bring anime to watch while you're in line, it's not that bad a time. You make friends with the people in front of and in back of you, especially if you're watching something good.
Wow, I wasn't paying much attention, I didn't notice a 3-day badge was $75 at door. Shame on me for not pre-registering.
Young Stanford Pines from Gravity falls, in the mustard yellow shirt.
I got fired a week ago so I've been almost entirely packed for a while now. Bit of wig styling. Trying to figure out if there's a better way for me to be attaching fake silicone pinky fingers to my hands than Pros-Aide, but acquiring, say, silicone medical adhesive by Friday would be both impossible and expensive.
I think I just need to go get some groceries and liquor tomorrow (gotta have liquor at Katsucon) and it'll be good to go.
Is this "orgy" a real thing or is it just an inside joke at this point?
As much as I like giving panels, this whole find out less than two weeks before the con thing isn't really working out that great.
When is the best time to pick up your badge? Thursday pick-up or Friday morning? How long does it take on average? (for either day) Asking cause my friends and I are getting into DC tomorrow but are wanting to do stuff in the area Thursday night.
Dealers room is honestly a bit underwhelming if I recall correctly. Artists alley is alright though.
Anyone else up early to leave? Just woke up and waiting for my friend to pick me up.
Thanks anon! I'm really excited for the /cgl/ meet tomorrow night. I was gonna go as Taiga but I need to buy a wig from the dealers room and style it so I'm going as cyber Nico instead and doing Taiga on saturday. I can't wait to meet everyone who's going!
They just announced food trucks, which would be a great idea except that the food trucks will be on American Way, three blocks from the Gaylord.
Nope. I live in central Virginia, so I'm working until 2.
not up terribly early, but i have to finish some last minute packing. and i'm coming from new england so it's gonna be a pretty long drive. we're leaving in around an hour and a half i think.
Luteces will be there
I'm local but I've done everything but style one wig and get some food for the room made, hence why i'm awake too dang early (plus I have a date this afternoon)
heading up tomorrow morning. running marvel shoot at one and then we'll see where shit goes from there.
it has its benefits, mid-atlantic in general is stupidly convenient for a lot of conventions.
thank much mate! currently i'm wondering where the fuck my wallet is, as I kinda need that sucker for con AND date. marvel shoot should go pretty well, i'm staying the fuck away from the "Official Marvel.Com" shoot on saturday because that was just a mess that wasn't the best fan shoot it could have been, it was mediocre photo-ops for marvel to promote with that was very poorly managed. but i've done the marvel shoots in this area for few years now, katsucon's a good crew, friday shoots are always great.
Ah I see, was wondering about trying to run an Umineko photoshoot...if our fandom was large enough! I imagine running a shoot must be a pain. Maybe one day I'll join a not-vague fandom. Also hope your date goes well!
A lot of fairly small fandoms hold meetups and photoshoots, you might have something there. It can be depending on the conditions and type of crowd you get. Otakon in particular is really stressful to run at for a variety of reasons, mainly crowd control related. The only problem area at the Gaylord really is the atrium-level fountains especially after sunset, so I just don't host any shoots there unless I gotta. Gravity Falls will be there at least one of the days, but again, much smaller group than Marvel. Marvel easily gets 30-60 depending.
Oh, and thanks! I am excited and hoping it goes well. Turns out I didn't pack my wallet so it's all good now.
Was just about to post this. Glad she's okay and got lucky, because that's fucking horrifying.
True that. I fight with that every day I go home from work. On long drives to cons I down coffee and energy drinks to keep going. Get your sleep if at all possible before cons especially if you're driving
FUCKING KILL ME, the day before the convention and a group member is probably dropping out.
>week of katsu
>their cosplay still hasn't arrived yet
>HURRDURR LET'S WAIT UNTIL THURSDAY TO CHECK FOR IT
>Post office doesn't have it even though it's tracked there
>sorry anon, I don't think I can be in the group anymore :(
I'm at my wit's end. We've cycled through probably 5 people that have dropped and we've managed to replace all of them. But this is too much.
Pretty much ready for friday, find me for that arugula hook up
I still have so much to do! I made the goody bags for the Lolita Luncheon on Saturday and still have to pick up the get of the prizes and get them finished but at least I went to the liquor store.
Is that really how long it takes? This is my first Katsu since Snowmegeddon and there was no one in line then.
guh im actually so sad i cant go to katsu this year, i went the first time last year and it was amazing. : ( all my friends are snapping me stuff from the con and sighs. regardless, i hope everyone here has a good katsu!
>Get dumped at the hotel with 3 luggage bags and a desktop dolly.
>Couldn't get a bell cart.
>Had to relay it all from the lobby to elevator to room.
>Sit in line for a few hours.
>Met up with trash garbage shirt and friends to catch up and have tendies.
I can't wait to wake up early and stuff my face with omelets.
So how long until we start seeing Black Luigi bitch about people getting engaged at Katsu?
I drove down from Canada with my friends, and I've never done Katsu before. What wait time should I be expecting from the registration line this year? Given that we have foreign ID for badge pick up as well.
You and me both.
Babysitter backs out literally 10 minutes before we leave. Now we're scrambling to find someone who can get here on short notice.
>inb4 shouldn't have had kids
Regardless, it's shitty to have someone cancel right before you leave because "lol they forgot", even though you paid them 3 weeks in advance.
Chilling by the gazebo if anyone wants to drink or whatever, look for mika or a yuu
All during the lead-up to Katsucon, like 40 people said they wanted to hang out with me and assist me... But come time to actually hang out, no one actually showed.
I try so hard to make and maintain friendships in this community, and it never works. I think maybe I should just gtfo.