The currently held doujin events that Wikipedia lists on their doujin events page are (leaving out some that seem to have <100 circles) are Comic Market, Comic City, Comic Treasure, Creation, COMIC1, Comic Live, Gataket, Comitia, Sousaku Batake, Mimiket (currently cohosting Japariket), Costume Cafe, Puniket, Manga Gallery & Market, Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai, Hourai Gekisen, [email protected][email protected], GirlsLoveFestival, and Bungaku Flea Market. For some reason M3 isn't on their page but it is in their navbox.
The big Touhou events are Reitaisai and Kouroumu (Reitaisai being rather larger than the othre) and then there are a bunch of smaller ones.
There's also a collective event called SDF that rolls up a bunch of specific conventions together into some sort of federation. The next one on 9/23 is a combination of conventions for Kemono Friends, Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer, Kantai Collection and TYPE-MOON.
>>17618606 It depends on the event, but in most cases as a small circle you'll get in early and be allowed to circulate/shop/share, plus plan on bringing slightly LESS than you think you'll sell so you can close up shop and check around near the end.
if you bring a friend or urikko you can also take turns.
>>17625243 Copyright laws and the obsession with retaining IP rights in American fanart communities would taint any major American event. Furthermore you have the added hurdle's of distance and comparitively expensive transportation. Regional cons would continue to dominate: New York or Boston would monopolize the northwest, Atlanta or Houston the South, SF the west coast, Toronto the Laurentian corridor in Canada, etc.
I think countries like France or Finland are more forgiving though.
>>17625264 Oh right. I forgot how fucked up transportation is in North America. Given that most of the major doujin conventions in Japan seem to center around either Tokyo or Osaka, regional doesn't seem too bad, though.
>>17625264 Major American events are absolutely, mindblowingly full of "doujin-style" things,with essentially no copyright enforcement. A lot of male fans in particular sleep on them because it's a "girl thing" much in the same way and for the similar reasons as early doujin culture was before Comiket established itself as the go-to for not getting ID checked while buying porn.
The problems in the US in particular are: - Lack of transportation is, and especially was, bad. Like I said, the secret of Comiket is where you webt when you were 15, wanted porno, and an Internet terminal in your room wasn't even feasible never mind in your pocket. Con culture has kind of solved this, but it took longer to do so than ff.net/DA/etc did to provide a digital publishing platform and remove the demand for print. - Due to complexities of tax law, environmental regulations, and historical lack of demand, American short-run printing is retardedly expensive. You make more money on a 500-yen book printed in Japan than a $15 book printed in the US (corollary, it's cheaper to print in Japan than in the US, and quite often even cheaper to fly over to pick it up if necessary.) - What CAN be printed cheaply in the US are things like accessories (badges, stickers, etc) and prints (which have to be displayed, meaning they have to be at most suggestive rather than full lewd.) Which have a proportionally higher demand from the female market. Which helps reinforce the AA as ~for girls~ perception problem.
>>17625243 I want the same thing to happen. I used to read a lot about fanzines and self-published comics from the 50's to 90's, people would sell them door to door or sell them out of their own garage through mail order. They wouldn't get too far out of a specific state or region before the internet started becoming more popular. I think webcomics kinda eliminated this, but I really do admire that DIY culture that still survives in Japan.
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