Last time we discussed the eternal hotel reservation drama at Abunai, how much we hate special snowflakes who use autism as an excuse to get a room, lolita meetup etiquette, experiences of both Under the Sea and Japantag (DE), and Nishicon's retarted hotel prices. We also shared a massive amoutn of (poor) advice on how to get some cock and/or pussy during cons. Turns out you have to be active instead of spend all your day hoping for that cute (fem)anon to come to you.
Convention news and agenda up to August:
>YashinCon (May 27th, Tilburg) is a cosplay meetup where you can spend €8 to try on sweaty cosplays that don't fit your body. Fun!
>Animecon (June 10th - 12th, the Hague) is almost near. They changed and left out multiple events so make sure to check the schedule in advance. Tickets are also still available for those interested.
>Tomoplay (July 2nd & 3rd, Berghem) is a retro, card and board games related meetup. Tickets are €2,50 (€5,00 incl. bus).
>Castlefest (August 5th - 7th, Lisse) is an outdoor fantasy convention. Tickets are currently on sale starting at €21,95 per day.
>Abunai (August 26th - 28th, Veldhoven) is the other big Dutch anime convention. Hotel rooms are sold out and day tickets are running low, so make sure to buy your tickets while you still can.
>Amsterdam Comic Con (August 27th - 28th) is a comic convention much like DCC, only bigger better and stronger. Tickets start at €15 and are currently on sale
>If there are any conventions or events I missed, which I did, feel free to post it in the thread and I'll include it in the next OP.
Strawpoll: "Are you interested in a Dutch Thread meetup at/near Animecon?"
>Dutch Thread Survey
In the previous thread I did a little survey about who we are, what we do, where we live and what our interests are. You can view the results on the included infograph or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xf9Y2Q_3NQtihBZLNc_BUhPzR_uDbWNnK98w3JfbCcU/viewanalytics?usp=form_confirm
You can also view the official 2016 /cgl/ survey results at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Sb5CmK9W8LITFPCuV_W12n-tfKbiiv-OvzrShlrRxCg/viewanalytics?usp=form_confirm for those who are interested in comparing our stats with the rest of /cgl/
>Hey OP, whats with the Strawpoll?
In the previous thread we (shortly) discussed the possibility of doing a secret meetup at Animecon. I figured adding a Strawpoll to the OP would be a great way to see if people are really interested. I'm also considering adding relevant Strawpolls to future OP's (i.e. "How was Animecon?") as long as people don't complain about it.
Probably regular clothes, although I'm rushing an EVA-01 costume using foam (body), worbla (head/helmet), and a black skinsuit to hide my skin around the joints. Although honestly I doubt it will be done in time and only agreed to it as someone challenged me to finish a costume in two weeks flat. I just want to win that bottle of Hertog Jan Grand Prestige damnit!
Honestly, it's a nice chance from all the big crowded cons, and as long as you keep your expectations low it can be fun to attend TomoEvent. Then again, I'm biased as I live a short 15 minute bike ride away from their Berghem location, so to me TomoEvent is like going to the market for some kibbeling.
They probably do. But then again, it is nice to have several cheaper/smaller events to attend next to the bigger/expensive conventions. Moshi Moshi for instance was a lot of fun despite being small, but unfortunately it never returned for a second year.
Tomocrap is rated the lowest of the lowest, as you can see in the second post.
Having a low price is no excuse. The convention organizers for some reason think they do their best, but have no security or safety net to speak of. They are just irresponsible and last Tomothing the accident went just right. It will not be long and some really serious injury does happen, or worse.
Thanks again, I lost it when someone (probably you) requested "more Fully and Hema rookworst" in the survey and immediately photoshopped that picture. Although I'll probably use Boes, Alfred J Leak or Dommel (cosplay) for the next OP. It can't get any more Dutch anime than that I suppose.
>There will always be retards hurting themselves at every con.
Can confirm. Over the past 7 years I've seen people fall down stairs, drunkenly walk into glass doors, and tripping over their own costume. Although my all time favourites are people fainting from overheating or dehydration. I can't stress the importance of drinking enough water during a convention and yet some people think they can last all day in a synthetic costume without a single drop of water.
Even better: they blame the convention for this as most venues in NL don't allow you to bring your own 3ct Lidl water in order to sell their 3eur Spa.
So they just wing it and put the blame somewhere else because they didn't budget their food expenses. Retards.
those people can just go to wherever catering is, ask for a cup and go get some water. They mostly won't say no.
the weirdest thing about it btw, is that people at ANIMECON get dehydrated.... You can just barge in with your own food,b ut still you dehydrate? Last year one of the EHBO staff said she wasn't going to give people pracetamol anymore, because all these retards were simply dehydrated.
Haha actually that survey request didn't come from me. But I still think it was a good request anyway! And I agree, those are indeed good options for the next OP.
Btw my answer was 'j-rock' in the survey, in case you wonder. But so far it seems I'm the only one that cares about that. Oh well, at least Tully got some love here..
soooooo I feel like an idiot.. I clicked on the thread picture, and was wondering for at last half a minute why you would've drawn over the mill's masts, before I noticed the entire thing is a god damn painting
You're always welcome to post some J-rock in the thread. I remember having a good time watching Back-on play at Animecon. Their rhythm guitarist was just so laid back while the lead guitarist/singer/Koda Kumi's lover was all over the place. It's those little things I enjoy in bands, really reminded me of Townshend and Entwistle in the Who which had the same thing going on.
Prepare to get fooled again, it's actually a random photograph from Google with PaintDotNet's build in oil painting effect applied to it.
While I agree all Tomo events such, Tomoparty was actually a lot of fun last year. Swimming in the lake, photoshoots in the water and then a great edition of Deshima sounds. Just don't expect anything from the organisation.
>tfw you've ordered additional materials from Minque on Wednesday, and your order has been stuck on "verwerkt" ever since.
Why can't they do 24 hour shipping like every other store? It's not like I actually wanted to spend my free weekend working on my cosplay or anything...
Makes sense, but why give buyers the option to set a delivery date starting at the next day if they can't live up to it? By now I would had been better off ordering at an shop in Belgium that promised 48 hour shipment to the Netherlands...
I swear if they pull this off I'll simply cancel my order and order everything at another store. Not only did they missed the promised delivery date, but they also didn't even bother informing me about it leaving me completely in the dark. Even shady Chinese eBay sellers who rely on Google Translate do a better job at communicating with their buyers. Anyway I just messaged them so all that's left now is to sit and wait for a reply and look for alternative (physical) stores in the meanwhile.
You guys seems to have quite some drama in your community. But then again, the fact that someone here thought some guy was interested to become a brolita instead of ouji/aristocrat, kinda shows that the miscommunication is obvious. Maybe it helps to all sit in a circle and have a good talk lol.
So on the Aniway forum the AA thread seems to slowly get discussion going again.
I feel like a lot of the newer artists are willing to put in more effort into their products and look at what American cons sell and are slowly gearing towards that.
Meanwhile the old squad including people like Appeltjesgroen and Superkip seem to be content selling their laminated keychains and other cheapy made items (and wonder why nobody buys it).
While I get that us Dutchies are generally a bit more frugal when it comes to spending at cons, I feel like it gets blamed too much on that rather then the quality available
Hey Lunar, ik wacht nog steeds op die foto die je me zou sturen. <3 The Anime Boy NL Chris
To me it's both really, the Dutch are cautious spenders (or "cheap" according to foreigners) and don't like paying too much on anything, while a lot of cosplay/artist merchandise tends to be overpriced junk. Instead of bitching about no one buying things because we're cheap they should just focus more on raising the quality of said items or lowering the prices. After all, nobody is going to spend €5 on a low quality key chain that can't even open a bottle, or €10 on an A4 cosplay print which only costs €1,60 to print at the Hema.
Glad to hear they finally picked up my pitch for "Animecon 2016 Drugged in the Toilet Stall and Ready to Go". Still, I would had preferred if they actually contacted me before doing so, so source?
I don't have one.. I just heard it from a friend of mine. And she told me in real life. You know, speaking. And it's difficult to copypasta a link vocally, or so to speak. (pun intended)
>Two Hetaliatards in a circlejerk
This is the story about two crossplaying hetaliatards making out in the open before the squeeling schoolgirls, and then getting invited by a gay guy to his 'dark red room party'. Upon entering the dark room, none of the present gay boys realise they are actually not boys. And while a muscled guy grinds his groin to one of the hetaliatard's ass whispering "I can't wait to be in there", she shudders with delight. All the meanwhile her friend is busy fighting off a fat guy who's tugging on her binder.
Yeah I think the dutch art scene (the ones selling things I mean) really need to realize that the reason ours are so shit is because they aren't making anything that's worth more then a single euro.
>Zij spreekt de taal vloeiend
>Inmiddels kleedt ze zich vaak in de populaire Japanse Lolita-look
>Ze heeft al heel veel fans in Japan
>In eerste instantie om te zoeken naar een Japanner die met haar in een film wilde spelen
That website sure has a top kek description about her. Guess she should save up some money to go to Japan, and ask one of her fans there to fulfill her initial plan.
Back-on was great at Animecon! And haha I agree it's fun to see the little things happen in bands.
Well so far not a lot of new j-rock news, except we have a concert of nocturnal bloodlust and one of scandal coming up, which is nice.
>Toegevoegd op 17-04-2013
No wonder we aren't talking about it, it's been recorded over three years ago. Also I couldn't find a torrent or copy on newsgroups. Not that surprising really with such a generic name as Nana and considering how most of Kim Holland's material exists out of fugly crackwhores.
For some reason she reminds me of an Alice cosplayer.
That is defenitely the girl from special edition.
you mean strictly kpop? Yeah it was alright. Some dj's playing kpop, dance workshop, some performers, en little dance competition and more kpop songs being played with a lot of dancing. There was also a "market" with 5 or 6 stands and was overcrowded and too small. A karaoke without romanji lyrics, so that was undoable... and the average age was 15, so I felt like a mom for almost the entire day. It's that kind of event you have fun at just because of your friends. (litterally hitting a korean themed club alone, filled with underaged girls)
and how's the yashincon?
we can complain all we want about the shitty events, but at least we have something to talk about in these threads :)
and damn that special edition girl is pretty much doomed right now (especially since she runs a shop on conventions).
I will never understand why someone would willingly want to be filmed in such way and be put on the internet. forever.
It is almost 4 years ago that she made that video, a bit younger then, a bit wet behind the ears perhaps, craving for attention? Who knows? But her shop predates this video by at least 2 years.
I get more the feeling that she exactly knows what she is doing.
Gotta love how our threads tend to go all over the place. Random cosplay drama, Abunai sextape, convention talk, Tully worshipping, surveys, Lolita porn tape, hotel drama...
Looking at her Facebook profile (2 mutual friends, lolwut?), she went off the radar in mid 2012, alienated a lot of her friends and gained a lot of weight. So it's pretty save to say she was depressed back then and likely suffered from medication related weight gain. Then around the same time the porn video was posted she travelled to Japan (which isn't exactly cheap) and she slowly started to post again, with her complaining a lot about her weight.
So yeah, my bet is she was down and out at the time. Then someone approached her to do a porn shoot for good money, and a lot of attention to make her feel good about herself to which she happily obliged. As for why she was depressed, she had a rant about lover boys and abusive relationships in 2012, and considering the nature of her video, I wouldn't be surprised if she was abused or something like that. Keep in mind this is pure speculation based on what I saw on her profile and my own personal experience.
Dit was echt onnodig heh.
>Low budget porns
Oy vey! We destabilise the Netherlands ánd we exploit women for maximum profit. It's a cultural-marxist dream!
>YashinCon changed dates from May 27th to May 29th
>Only 40 people went, including special guests
>Multiple people ordered tickets but never received them
>The few people who went had a hard time finding the "con"
Sounds like YashinCon ended up to be even worse than what we expected it to be.
They can be fun, as long as the cosplayer isn't some delusional idiot who thinks he will single handedly change the way people see cosplay. I also love those convention cosplay compilations, great way to make a trip down memory lane.
I like CMV's
indeed those convention music video's or just some fun skits on music. I do however feel like these should be filmed in nice kwality and the video should have some thought behind it.
Adding to that, I kind of dislike the CMV's in which people just mimic the real music video, but just wear cosplay, I like it when people are more creative than that.
There are definitely a few good CMVs. I watched the contest at Nishicon an they were surprisingly decent. Although some are definitely embarrassing to watch like bad yaoi CMVs, I can't even tell whether they are are serious or intentionally bad half the time.
>Hahah what do you mean with that ,example?
That Dijohn bloke. After he appeared on some RTL4 program he ended up posting in CosplayNL about how he will put cosplay in a better light by appearing some video made by a C-grade Dutch rapper (image related). Of course we did what we do best resulting him in him trying, and failing, to defend his massive ego. You can read the thread, starting at his post, at https://archive.rebeccablacktech.com/cgl/thread/8973389#p8983957
It's been 4 days since I posted the Strawpoll in the OP, and currently we have 12 people interested in a Seagull meetup. It's clear to me that there is enough interest and all that remains now is setting on a day, time and location. So, any suggestions? Some anon already suggested doing our meetup during 18+ speed dating or some other event, but more ideas are always welcome. I also posted the Animecon schedule to make this a bit easier as I for one don't want to miss any of the major events.
>Filmed in good quality
What do you mean good quality? Surely filming vertically at 720p on my iPhone 4s is good enough! /s
Unfortunately there is no regular speed dating this year and the 18+ speed dating is only during the evening/night (see schedule). Although I don't see why they put it DURING Deshima Sounds on Saturday. Great way to assure nobody will be attending...
And agreed Anon, the evenings belong to the tastings, concert and Deshima Sounds.
meet up outside at the french fries stand like real gulls. Don't address the meeting to anyone, just hold 1-3 drinking straws or something, when enough people are gathered we move elsewhere.
No fav in particular.. Oh wait, that Hetalia CMV where it got real emotional, and ended up in their bed (don't worry, they kept their boxers on).. Or that Sasunaru cmv where I first discovered what 'open chest binding' was.
What she does is still technically cosplay. Hence even wearing poor quality Halloween costumes is cosplay, though delusional weebs try to deny it. Whether she's a good cosplayer or not is another thing. Personally, I'm not a fan. I don't really get the appeal of latex, but to each their own I guess.
Low profile, yet easy to spot for those knowing what to look for. I like it! Which of the two stands do you mean by the way? The one that's always at the World Forum or the one Animecon added last year?
When you said "a german duo" I was suddenly reminded of that german twin (bleach crossplayers), who apparently have no problems acting out bl stuff together (including tonguehockey before squeeling fangirls).
Oh YEAH, Deshima Sounds finally announced their party! I am so hyped right now!
I think they get it perfectly fine, but just appreciate some aspects of 'nature'.
I mean an extreme and obvious example is women defecating and menstruation. Very natural, but most men want nothing to do with it.
Speaking of deshima sounds at Animecon, what do you guys think about all those cosplayers changing into another cosplay during the gala and deshima? I do get that you wnat to get out of cosplay to move better, but changing into another cosplay? I dont really understand that....
yeah I do understand that, but changing into an entire other cosplay... why not just go as yourself to deshima if you wore a big ass cosplay, why take 1 or 2 hours to change into a totally diffrent cosplay just for deshima...
Slut shaming? I am the biggest lover of sluts. Only shame they feel is the day after during the walk of shame.
But I guess it all boils down to girls and/or guys wanting to be a special snowflake.
You can go clubbing in normal wear but not in cosplays wear. Dweebima sounds make this possible.
My costume has a shitload of green fluorescent detailinga nd the test paintings look insane under a blacklight. I just hope I get it done in time after receiving my second batch of materials a week late because Minque.
Most people I know change to wearing a kigurumi at Deshima Sounds. Guess it's because it's comfy. When going to Deshima Sounds I also change to comfy clothes. And yes, surely clothes that aren't too warm either (for the obvious reason that's it's warm and I don't want to sweat to death). I haven't really seen people changing to another cosplay though, have examples?
Loads of purple eva foam, green fluorescent paint, (shitty) worbla helmet and a black skinsuit to cover up my laziness around the joints. I'm really starting to regret my decision to go big despite having only made one outfit before.
>Mine's got EL-wiring and a visor.
And now I want to make a Tron costume, thanks Anon!
There is nothing more comfy than wearing a bathrobe and shorts. In fact, if I fail to finish my outfit on time I'll just go full Lebowski during Deshima.
You're welcome Femanon, and I can tell you out of my own experience, you won't regret it. Plus everything about the Dude's attire is functional in daily life, so it's not you'll be burning money on some thrown together costume. Just make sure to wear/buy a decent bathrobe however (RIP Vroom & Dreesman) as they tend to be a lot softer, more stylish and more durable than the cheaper ones. After all, mad comfort beats saving a few bucks any day!
I got my dad's bathrobe (which he never wore) and the thing is sily smooth. Not the same colour tho.. I'm not sure if I will finish it for this con, but I have the sneaking suspicion my lolita coord's gonna do just fine:)
Wow that last person goes all out. I can't do that. I'm bringing 3 costumes, of which one is the aforementioned one with EL-wiring....
I recycle my costume from Saturday for Sunday.
Yes, although I really should had followed some worbla workshops before diving head in with a material I've never used before. Even after 8 layers of Gesso and fine sanding the helmet still has uneven spots. Luckily Liquitex paints are pretty good at filling smaller dents as I'm running out of time. Stupid last minute cosplay bet... at least I'll win a crate of Hertog Jan if I finish it on time.
They have air conditioning. The game room, dealer room, theater and main halls are always cool, while the smaller rooms tend to warm up when there a lot of people inside. Nothing unbearable mind you, just a few degrees above my personal comfort zone. Then again I'm one of those guys who are always warm and can walk around in a shirt during winter without feeling cold.
Saturday does seem like the best day as it's probably the day with the most seagulls. I'm heavily in favour of Anon's plan to meet at the fries stand holding a straw or some shit. Only thing really left is to a pick a time.
As long as you can't cut yourself with it or has big pieces of (visible) metal you'll probably be fine. Still, you might want to dull it with a rotary tool/sander just to be on the safe side.
Still, if in doubt I would definitely dull it down a bit. Only takes 5 minutes (if you haven't applied any finishing that is) and at least you'll be sure you wont have to keep it in your car all day.
Oh, I see. I thought bringing water bottles into the building from outside was prohibited anyways. I find this concept strange because I don't know it from other conventions ... I understand why big bags can be a problem, I just hope my camera bag for my DSLR isn't too big (I measured it and it's okay-ish but I don't know about their box thing ...).
It's probably not in the new section. This looks more like one of those pieces in whichthey introduce employees or something. She works for De Telegraaf, after all. (And also for insidegamer, I think?)
Sure, have this picture of my lower leg pieces undergoing painting. The whole "plastered with newspapers" look really compliments the secondary colours. Although the leakage of green makes me wonder if fluorescent paints are thinner than traditional acrylics as I normally don't have this issue.
Initiative of the maid cafe to give away cosplay stuff at Animecon
I'm going for the first time with 4 friends. We like anime but are pretty normie comared to the average anime lover, I guess. The time-table suggests that there are a lot of party. Is drinking involved and accepted? Just askin :)
>Hotel and con sells beer, Scotch and cocktails
What do you think? Also nobody cares if you bring your own booze as long and you keep it outside. Same goes for smoking herbs by the way, although I recommend walking around the corner of the con if you don't want people to get annoyed at you.
But do people get 'aangeschoten' for the party's? I know a lot of people that go to cons don't drink at all and I don't know what the average is. Drinking a little bit should never be a problem but being to only tipsy group at the party might not be super awesome :p (Btw, I'm totally fine with people not drinking)
So /CGL/, will you be able to finish your costume on time?
I'm hoping so, got alternative plans fi I wont be able to finish the costume as detailed as I want, and ofcourse bringing the worbla shizzle with me because a heatgun and some paint don't take up that much space in a suitcase
Speaking about the meet, I took a good look at the schedule. If we don't want to miss out on any of the major events on Saturday (aka competitions, concerts etc) we'll only have a couple of options:
>11:00, conflicts with MK tournament
>12:00, conflicts with open cosplay stage and bento workshop
>15:00 (after AMV competition), conflicts with sushi workshop and smash bros tournament. Also we all know Animecon is great at having events run late.
>18:00 or 19:00 (dinner time), conflicts with sushi workshop
>No times afterwards due to concert, deshima sounds and sake tasting.
Personally I'm in favour of meeting around dinner time, following Some Anons™ plan to meet at the French fries stand holding a straw or some other subtle shit like that. Any opinions?
>11:00, conflicts with Sound recordings for cosplay and shows
>12:00, conflicts with the J-fashion experience 2016
>15:00 conflicts with Shiroku
>18:00 conflicts with Shape your body into cosplay: Nutrition
>19:00 conflicts with ninjutsu
I would be more worried about missing out on these. Guess the 18:00 would work the best for me.
Did you see the animecon 'All Aboard' video? I can't post it here but it's on their FB page.
Half the video is someone biking for some reason. And then they fly around in a crummy Cessna. At least no cringy story and dialogue like Abunai always does but still. At least the electro swing music is nice.
And low-waist jeans + showing midriff is really not the look for that short haired girl.
Agreed on all you said, although Rini normally does some amazing cosplay (Powergirl at DCC for instance) and I'm looking forward to see what she'll be wearing at Animecon this year.
I actually enjoy the Abunaicon videos as it looks like they put a lot of effort into them and they look like having fun.. I dont understand this Animecon video. Like, theme is all aboard? But huh? Planes, cosplayers in those outfits? I cant connect them dots. Anyone care to explain what the function of this video is? Next to giving some people screentime and free planerides xD (good for them though! Nothing wrong with that).
I like that Abunai actually does something with their themes but they definitely are cringeworthy. They really need better actors. And last year they had this weird pro-trans message during the whole thing and it just made no sense and had nothing to do with anything.
It looks more like a cmv to me, I'm not even sure if AnimeCon itself was part of the production. My guess is that some people asked if they could do this and AnimeCon said: 'Sure, go ahead.'
She's not an ugly girl, that outfit just really doesn't work for her. Apparently she was really anxious about it too.
It's an 'introvideo' apparently. Their Facebook says it's "to get you in the mood for travelling to Animecon". They should have shown a crowded train full of smelly people instead.
Yeah.. if they showed people going by xar or public transit, it would be legit. Like, Im not gonna rent a plane to get to Animecon xD and the bicyclething felt akward too xD
Would love to see an expetations vs reality video of travelling to Animecon now
>Comfy train ride
>People being interested in that prop you're carrying
>Friendly hotel staff as you check in
>Instant access to con
>Overcrowded train that runs late
>Two big travel bags, and a prop on your hand because large cosplay
>People staring at you due to your prop
>Running to make your transfer
>Hotel staff weirdly looks at you wondering why you need two big bags for one weekend
>Long line to pick up your badge
>Hotel staff weirdly looks at you wondering why you need two big bags for one weekend
Animecon has been there for three years. I'd say that they're pretty used to the whole thing by now.
>Long line to pick up your badge
Oh gee, 5900+ people want to get into the con and form a line to do so. Oh noooo, I totally did not expect that~
On Friday you can expect a 30~60 minute wait during the initial opening. Around 16:30 the line tends to be 10~15 minutes and after 18:00 the line will have pretty much disappeared completely. Personally I would recommend skipping the opening as there is very little to do around that time anyway making joining the long line pretty much pointless.
As for the lines on Saturday and Sunday, I can't really speak about them as I've been buying weekend tickets for the last 6 years. I expect similar long lines early in the morning and less/no lines around lunch.
Also expect every major event to start at least 10 minutes late, buy concert and tasting tickets in advance, bring cash with you (you can pin for drinks and most food), stay well hydrated, New York Pizza delivers to the hotel and we like to build thrones out of the boxes, try the taiyaki with red bean paste as it's delicious, visit the AH beforehand if you don't like spending €2,50 on a bottle of Spa Blauw, stay hydrated, bring your own painkillers, smoke/vape/blow outside, don't bring large bags to the game/dealer room, leave major events early if you don't want to wait at said bag room for 15 fucking minutes, alcohol is sold at the con but feel free to bring your own, bring deodorant with you, the stairs are oddly disorienting even when sober, and finally, stay fucking hydrated.
Anything for a first time attendee. Also if you own an Android phone you can download the official Animecon app. It comes with the full schedule along with details on every event, and you can use it to set reminders for any event you're interested in. Probably the best innovation Animecon did during the past two years, although I really miss the option to vote with it during competitions.
I don't recall ever having the custard version. I simply loved the red bean one, and of course the Nutella version which is very pancake like.
Indeed, you never know. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it anyway due to Court Garden's 3pm check-in time and my roomie working until 2pm.
>(except where other special terms apply)
So yes, you probably can. Still, you might want to check the reservation email to be sure.
OP here, just to clear things up the meet will take place Saturday around 18:00~18:15 near the french fries stand in front of the con. Look for the shittiest cosplay you can find, if it has a little flag of Tully on its shoulder you've found the right group. Until then, I wish all of you a great con!
You can always ask, last year people could get into their rooms at 1 o'clock before standing in line for their badge, other people had to wait till 3. So best is to just ask the hotel when you arrive if you can check in or not. They will look up your room and give you the information you need :)