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A-Kon June 6 – 8, 2014
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24 / M / Montgomery, Texas
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Posted 1/19/14
Is anyone going?

I heard that this con was bad or shot real short.
Someone care to clarify that?

Pre-Reg is $50.00 for a 3-day badge( I think that is WAY too much for a starting Pre-reg) imo.

I'm not going. I'm going to AM and I know for sure I've no money left for this con.
:/

But who knows. something might happen that get me to go ._.
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24 / M / La- Monroe
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Posted 3/4/14
I am going ~

well ive been to it two years, and out of all the time ive gone i had tons of fun weather inside or outside.

Pre-Reg was $25 dollars for the 3 day badge and of course as time nears up it goes up and up.

last year it was a blast tons of give away and great contributors~ i am defenately going this year. no matter what XD
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Posted 3/6/14
This will be my 11th year going to A-kon as it being bad, not really it all depends on the people you meet or the friends you bring but there is a A-kon curse where at the last day being Sunday you are like "OMG its finally over I'm never going back to A-kon ever again" and then when it comes around again you are like " OMG A-KON IS COMING UP!" But to make it fun plan ahead on what panels and work shops you want to attend.

This one panel called anime hell is really fun to attend and you will get alot of laughs its been around for a long time I just hope last year they got enough votes to get a bigger room, there are workshops on how to make cosplay like armor, leather, sewing, pepakura. There is going to be a workshop this year about game development that looks fun and they are bringing back the Masquerade ball that will start Thursday night that is alot of fun.

But since A-kon is at a new and much bigger location it is worth attending because the Anotel hotel its amazing! it quite beautiful and alot of open space

and as for money/spending bring your own food in a backpack its alot cheaper then buying from the food trucks and the fastfood places that are around if you want cold drinks get the large gallon ziplock bags put 2-3 drinks in them and add ice and stick it in a backpack. Because if you want to buy cool stuff in the dealers room wait till they need to pack up because they will give you good deals and maybe you can even haggle them down on price
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Posted 3/13/14
I'm going, going to run a few panels and stuff, still need to get my cosplay done ._.
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24 / M / CR Forums
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Posted 3/23/14
Yo whats up people. A-Kon is now just around the corner.

I've got to finish/work/complete my Zaku II, hopefully it doesn't suck ass. EVA Foam ain't too hard to work with, but damned if I can manage something round out of it.
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Posted 3/24/14

Felstalker wrote:

Yo whats up people. A-Kon is now just around the corner.

I've got to finish/work/complete my Zaku II, hopefully it doesn't suck ass. EVA Foam ain't too hard to work with, but damned if I can manage something round out of it.


You're working on a Zaku II and Eva cosplay?
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Posted 4/6/14
I'm going and can't wait... I like the new hotel and cosplay keeps getting better and better...
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Posted 4/8/14

pvcconvoy wrote:


Felstalker wrote:

Yo whats up people. A-Kon is now just around the corner.

I've got to finish/work/complete my Zaku II, hopefully it doesn't suck ass. EVA Foam ain't too hard to work with, but damned if I can manage something round out of it.


You're working on a Zaku II and Eva cosplay?


EVA foam is a type of foam/floor mat. It's a really good material to make costumes out of. It's bendable with a proper heat gun, and you can apply paint easily. It's better than cardboard, which I can't form for the life of me.

I'm not very artistic, ok? Since it's made out of EVA Foam, it looks 80% better than cardboard with 30% of the work and 200% of a cash investment. That Foam is cheap sure, but those tools to work with it set me back a wee bit.
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Posted 4/8/14
Well i'm sure it will look good, can't wait to see it.
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Posted 4/21/14
Very much looking forward to this. As to a bad con or not worth the money? I would have to disagree. You pay way more to go to Dragon Con for example and I don't enjoy it near as much. Having been to several cons in several states, A-Kon remains my favorite. Enough so that I started volunteering last year. Come on down and have a good time in Dallas. Lots of panels, lots of anime playing all the time, enormous artist alley and dealer rooms, gaming, cos-play, heck what is bad about it?
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Posted 5/7/14
This'll be my 8th year attending. I've only ever attended one other con so I don't have any standards to hold it against, but I've always thought that they did a pretty good job. They've got alot to keep you entertained throughout the 3 days (although the wise con-goer arrives on the thursday before): Multiple 24/7 anime theater rooms, a room that constantly plays japanese music videos, the dealers room, artists alley, a video game room, a tabletop gaming room, a manga library, and (most importantly imo) they have a massive amount of panels going on. Not to mention the new hotel, which is huge, and even has it's own park.

This year's panels look especially interesting.
http://www.a-kon.com/?p=3600
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Posted 6/5/14
A kon is tomorrow, and Im going today, woooooh......


Anyone else?
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24 / M / Texas
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Posted 6/7/14
I had some good moments this year, but there was a few things people were upset about this year.

What's your opinion for this year A-kon?

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Posted 6/7/14
I got so many comments about my Doge T-shirt, lol. I showed it to the CrunchyRoll live stream thing also.

I didn't really have time to do much because I just got a Saturday pass. The Pro Jared panel was good.

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Posted 6/8/14
Another great year~ Once again I spent waaaay too much money in the artist alley and dealers room. Saw some really great cosplayers and had a bunch of people ask for pictures. I hope everyone else had a lot of fun too!
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