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Attending Anime Conventions
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Posted 1/21/11
ne, sounds cool havent been to one yet, but could someone tell me what its like? oh and would it be fun without having someone come with you, for i know no friends who would come.... or even watch anime :/ but i do plan on cosplaying xp
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Posted 1/22/11
In georgia there are only 2 different anime conventions one is "Momo-Con and the other is AWA" My first one was at Momo-Con and I cosplayed as Yuki Cross. It was pretty fun, but the AWA was better. I cosplayed as Soi Fong it was pretty awesome. Alot of ppl was cosplaying as well it was really hard to find anyone that wasnt cosplaying, and the ones that wasn't seemed really left out and pretty mad. This year for Momo-Con I'm cosplaying as Mio. I have all the equipment just need to buy the circle lenses that goes with it.
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Posted 2/4/11
Going in to Metrocon on Tampa, FL this summer.
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20 / F / philippines
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Posted 2/14/11
i'm going as soi fon to ozinefest on april. hope that con won't get postponed yet again.
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Posted 2/20/11

XDRAGOON13 wrote:

I ALSO ATTEND SOME ANIME CONVETIONS IT WAS FUN ... I DID NOT WERE ANY COSPLAY BUT I ALWAYS TAKING PICTURE WITH THEM..


Taking pics is also a kind of participartion.XDXDXDXD
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My convention experiences have been relatively positive. There have been plenty of frustrating experiences, but I'm still interested.

I first attended a fan convention at the age of 23, and over the last five years, I've been spending more time and money on them. When I can afford to travel, I sometimes enjoy fitting an out-of-town con into those experiences. And I strive to support my local cons.

Have had only one chance to bring friends to a con (wasn't a great experience), and I haven't formed friendships with other con-goers. But I strive to be a helpful, informed fan... I make sure to talk with other fans, and treat them (and staff) with respect. Also, I don't sit in a corner, or become hyperactive.

Current favorite activities:
* Attending photoshoots
* Browsing in artist alley
* Going to panels
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26 / F / Owl City, Nippon
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Posted 5/16/11
So it looks like i have more con experience than like everyone.... witch isn't a shock my first con was in 98... and now i go to about 40 a year... no matter what anyone says you CAN have fun at a con if you know how. for first timers i would say always get in line early. PRE-ORDER your badge. ACen 3 years ago had a 15 hour wait for reg. (the year of 9999 mad patrons) (IRT took away our ball we were throwing to stay not bored so a bunch of us blew up condoms and threw those around.... ) anyway if you want con help or advice just PM me. I will help in anyway i can.
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Posted 5/25/11
Attending FanimeCon this weekend.
Third time in a row, and third time attending a con.
All of the other times were Fanime, as you could've guessed.
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Posted 5/28/11
I attended "Anime St. Louis 2011" this year as Coach from Left 4 Dead 2. Good some farily good feedback and joined up with a L4D2 group. This year I'm hoping that my friend's cousin will get off his ass and make me a goat's head for my Goatman (Umineko no Naku Koro Ni) so I can do that for Natsucon 2011.

What i tend to do at anime cons is talk to folks, talk their pictures, go to a few panels and that's really it.
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Posted 5/30/11
I am going to anime next 2011 which is next weekend. I don't cosplay but I am taking photos which I post on deviantart. I'm supermutant2099 on there. This my 8th time going to an and I always look forward to it since cons around here in NJ are not to often. I am only other options are Manga Next or Castlepoint or going up to New York one or down a bit to Otakon.
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Posted 6/21/11
I hope to go to Shadocon 2011 this November.
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Posted 8/31/11
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Posted 9/1/11
I went to 2 of them, but there's all.
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Posted 9/8/11
I've only been to one, Anime Expo 2011, and enjoyed it. Nowhere near as well-organized as medical or scientific conferences I've attended, but I still had a good time! (And to be fair, Anime Expo is larger than most medical conferences I've attended if measured by number of attendees, and yet probably not as well funded.)

My fiancee and I bought "Premier Fan" passes, which I think were worth the extra cost. While at US$120-130 per person (about twice the regular rate for four days, if I recall correctly), it got us short lines, front-row seats, discounts at some close-by restaurants, and perhaps best of all, a "free" concert ticket included. We were in the 4th row from the very front at the Hatsune Miku concert.
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Posted 9/10/11

sushipath wrote:
...Nowhere near as well-organized as medical or scientific conferences I've attended, but I still had a good time! (And to be fair, Anime Expo is larger than most medical conferences I've attended if measured by number of attendees, and yet probably not as well funded.)...


Indeed. It's a fan convention, so it's definitely going to be different from a con about serious or business-related material. Likewise, the organizers of fan conventions only have so much money to spend.

Also, it's notable that there's a lot of variety among fan-run conventions. I usually see more adults and men at cons about sci-fi, comics, gaming, and anthropomorphics. Those events draw some costume fans, but they tend to be less common. The size of an event also matters. Anime Expo is huge. But if you go to a smaller event, you'll find there's more time to talk with individual people, watch videos, browse the dealers and artist sections, and so on.
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