Is it possible to set up hotel reservations for Anime Expo yet? I allegedly got put on a waiting list back in August, but I haven't heard anything from them since. I don't even know which hotel(s) are attached to/within walking distance of the convention center.
The hotel block doesn't seem open yet anon. But keep in mind if you're going with friends that the hotels will apparently now be doing wristbands. http://www.anime-expo.org/hotel-booking-policies/ None of the hotels are connected or really even super close to the con, but it shouldn't really matter because AX provides a shuttle service you can take back and forth from the con as long as you have a badge.
Anyone got one to share (from either a staff member OR a attendee POV it doesn't matter)
The only one I can think of is a security guard at AX losing his shit at a girl for standing outside the dealer's hall (when it wasn't even that crowded) and then threatening to kick her out of the con when she started walking to get away from him and he took it as her ignoring him
I went to a small con by myself. I spent time wandering around and people watching because my friends weren't there yet. A man from security accosted me 3 times and asked me why I was passing by so often. It was like he'd never seen an adult woman alone before. I had to pass by his table to go to the bathroom and he would say something to me or try to make eye contact every time he saw me, even when I was with my friends who showed up later. Not really a horror story, but he made me uncomfortable.
Someone a year++ ago confirmed that he was hotel staff and that at a convention (dragoncon?) They had to bring in hazmat suits because a room was entirely caked in fecal matter (tv, bed, ceiling fan, etc)
People called bullshit until he posted his hotel badge and credentials lmao
>>8824909 Bump because this kind of thing is highy interesting to me.
Only thing I've ever had happen was this one time when I was in a line and a staffer (some volunteer fuck, not one of the real staff) started yelling at us to "GET AGAINST THE WALL", like we were convicts or some shit. It didn't matter that we were standing real close to the wall, and weren't impeding anyone or anything. Oh, no. We HAD to be all up on that wall like lizards before they were satisfied.
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>All J-fash styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, etc.) are welcome! >Cosplay is discouraged, because then it's basically fanart of your character. >Please provide your best photos. >Artists: it's not a bad idea to just sign your work >Selfposters: When giving credit, it's a good idea to refer to the art as a freebie or commission, NOT fanart. >Helpful critique is acceptable, insults and taunts are not. >You should actually be wearing your coord, not "Draw me in X!" >Have fun!
Apparently there is going to be a figure of a gender bent Luffy from One Piece. I figured that this was as good as any time to post Rule 63 cosplay pics from One Piece, as well as just a Rule 63 general thread, I suppose.
Old thread saging >>8846476 Here we go anons. Post the feels, good or bad, but try to keep it OT lest we get deleted.
>Realise I've put on some weight during the holiday season >try on coord I'm planning for later in the week >Holyshititdoesntfit.jpg >realise my hair's tucked into the jsk and it actually zips up fine >pic related I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8853668 >only started Lolita about 2 years ago >lucky enough to have a pretty big wardrobe by now >no more room to store dresses >closet is overflowing >want to move out but can't afford a decent appartement
Yeah, you read that right, affording brand ain't no problem. I have a pretty good degree, two jobs and make okay money. Could be more, but jobs... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>was getting lazy cutting skirt fabric >'hey, if I just fold it again right here and add a couple more pins I can get the two pieces cut at once, and it'll cut down on time!' >didnt realize I had it on two folds >remove pattern and pins to realize I cut the skirt in one whole piece, and it fits perfectly. >Accidentally just cut a few hours off my time, now all I have to do is hem it and attach to bodice.
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Mine is currently: >been working on a huge project for a competition 2 months away. But requirements state it needs to be complete for submission 1 month before. >about 60% on the outfit >showing progress to two others; all doing progress swaps because all in the same comp >both are doing heavily detailed outfits >mine... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8850142 i was at the new york stop in 2014. the concert was amazing, the expo itself blew, shit venue couldnt handle the crowd. spent 45 minutes in a line on the sidewalk talking to some people who came all the way from japan.
Already got my VIPs for the Microsoft Theater. It says "Miku Expo" but I'm not sure if it's going to be an actual festival with the little exhibit and such like a couple of years ago. I'm thinking so far it's only the concert.
I wish for all the world I had a picture but I dont.
>AWA 2014 >Dressed as Armin from SnK >Had only been in cosplay about a year, just having fun being my favorite characters, nothing serious >Browsing dealers room for merch >This tiny little Armin, probably like 11, approaches with me with her mom >She wants a picture with me >Super flattered, I hadn't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8848499 I remember this one the most, since it made me smile so much afterward, and really made me glad that I gave cosplaying a shot.
>Go to my first con last year and get pretty hyped for it >Cosplay as Mikorin from GSNK >Think I did pretty good for my first cosplay (even though I admit it was simple), get stopped every so often for pictures >While walking around I get approached by a girl dressed... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>At local con last year, in very large and cumbersome/uncomfortable costume >come out of costume judging to huge line for maid cafe my mother who was acting as my handler and I will have to somehow navigate while my feet are killing me >random sweet lady maid/worker of the hotel notices we're struggling and offers to guide us through closed off back rooms to get out >This lady literally had other workers telling her we couldn't be in those rooms but insisted it was fine and guided us through >Finally get out and thank the lady profusely, my mother tips the lady like 20$ and she nearly cries. >We get back to our hotel finally, and later call the hotel she works in to talk to her superior and give her a reccommendation ect
Idk anons that lady was a godsend, my feet were in so much pain and she was so sweet. Makes me sad how hotel staff can get treated so poorly during cons.
I have a question about Japanese shopping services that let you bid on auction sites. Normally, I use Buyee a lot, not the cheapest but I like how easy it works and that they only bill you after you've won, so no deposits of any kind. The only downside is, that they won't let you edit the amount on the invoice. Sometimes I use from Japan so I can change the invoice on the package, to avoid or reduce customs the high fees we get in the Netherlands. But unlike Buyee, From Japan (and Japonica) requires a full in-advance deposit (I understand why that is not... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Anyone still lurking the discussion on Aniway about AA's as well? They started talking about fanart and all, and during the entire thing all I can think about is that there art simply isn't good at all which is why they aren't selling shit.
I hate to say it because it's my "home con," but if you're into the con scene for cosplay, Anime Expo, unless you're a local.
It's just too big and crowded, too hot, and there's nowhere good for photos. It's obviously a different story if you're attending to go to panels and screenings or for exclusive merchandise, but if you're a cosplayer and thinking about flying to it, I recommend against it. The only exception, I guess, would be if you're super hungry for fame and exposure, because you're guaranteed to get... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8834139 >>8834251 >>8834326 I'll review most of everything, I will also take a photo swimming with everything hah. I'm also using SpreeNow. They have higher shipping rates but the customer service is A+ so imo it's worth it.
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