This post has gotten far too negative so I am retiring from actively posting under it unless it's tone changes.
I was simply asking if anyone experienced any problems or had a problem with Fanime 2015 and felt there was something that they thought could be improved. I explained the Miyazaki signature in like the 3rd comment down yet everyone kept harping on it. Out of boredom? Out of anger? To avoid the subject of discussion out of ravenous pride for the Con and a cloud of attendee vanity? I'm not sure. I'd love a quote where I said that I did not enjoy the con. Or a quote from me that goes against me saying what I'm saying now; that I had a way more positive experiences than negative ones, and actually I didn't have any negative experiences really, just some things seemed to dim in excitement into the night where I wanted them to come more alive. Perhaps that's me fully wishing the con was a 2nd Halloween? A second Christmas? In a way isn't it a bit of both with some bonus stuff thrown in?
Personally, I just had a problem with the lulls toward the end of the evenings. It felt like it got very quiet, except for the game of trivia or whatever it is on the 2nd floor and the karaoke room which were thankfully non-stop. Was it me or did a lot of people not enjoy the selection of anime played this year? A lot of the rooms were noticeably empty, and I'm not talking about 2am and onward, while wondering around at various times I noticed rooms that were filled with only 5 or so people. I wonder if some kind of vote system could be put into effect, like those facebook quiz questions. My favorite room was the random room, that room next to the karaoke room, it was a lot of fun, it was always full, they changed the schedule of videos or clips often and kept it really fresh, there was kind of a moment where they played like 6 hours of 20 second clips, little sketch bits with overdub audio, really hilarious stuff but it would've been nice to have a break or something. To be honest that might just be because I was in there for 4 hours because it was the funnest room.
I think maybe that's what I'm trying to say, it would be nice if the other rooms felt like that, like watching television with a room full of people who are enjoying what you're watching, like being in a packed theater the opening night of a popular new release, everything kind of seems to come alive.
Also more things like that couple playing the violins would be great. That was really special and random, was that unplanned? If it was, it'd be cool to get more things like that scattered around the halls for next year. If it was planned, then kudos to whoever booked that. Like even another event station or something in the hall above those outside steps, like the hall behind all that glass on the 2nd floor. But maybe that's a bit of that magic that the attendees bring to the con, the ones with the overly great costumes, that come in groups, that perform skits, or have huge cosplay costumes that seem to land like a meteorite. I'm not saying there wasn't a lot of that this year, there was an abundance, maybe I'm just wondering if the organizers could try to create vehicles for these things to come in on, plant magnets for more things like that to gravitate toward.
I wonder if other cons have similar flows to this one? I like that this one doesn't seem to really have a schedule, well for somethings yes, but like you could come in for the most part at any time and it feels the same as coming in at another time. I really like that about this con. Though maybe some kiosks or some of the meetings would be cool to be made available in the later hours. Was this me just missing these things, or yeah were there no meetings in the hotel rooms at night? Is this because of the restrictions of the hotel?
That's all I gotta say. Thanks for reading if you did. I'm not trying to attack Fanime (I feel like that's obvious but I'll blatantly state it anyway) I'd just like to see if any of what I'm saying resonates with anyone else. Maybe someone has some feedback for how next year others as well as myself can avoid these lulls? If they'd like to complain about things they feel could be fine tuned. And yeah, if this thread isn't appreciated then report it to the mods and have them take it down. I have no issue with that.