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What are Typically the Meetup dates?
« on: September 30, 2016, 07:03:07 AM »

Hi guys!
So, this year I am planning to go to as many meetups and panels as I can since 2015 (my first year) I completely missed out and last year I wasn't able to attend. I just wanna know if there's typically set dates for certain panels and/or if there's actually is a meetup for specific cosplays I do. Here is my list of cosplays I am considering for Fanime.
-Steven Universe (What date is the SU meetup normally?)
-WALL-E (Is there a set date for the Disney meetup(s))
-Hiram McDaniels (Is there a Welcome to Night Vale meetup? If so, when?)
-Caliborn (I know Homestuck is always Sunday, which is a huge conflicting pattern if there's another group on Sundays)
-Crona (Soul Eater?)
-Box Ghost (Is there a Classic Nickelodeon meetup or a Danny Phantom one or something related to ghosts? If I need to I will host a ghost meetup because I want to do this at a Meetup for the hilarity)
-Ticci Toby (Is there a CreepyPasta meetup?)

Let me know if you know anything about any of these and dates for them. Thanks!
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Friday: Buggs or Coraline
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Sunday: Lars of the Stars
Monday: Buggs or Beast Boy
For my list of cosplays see this link: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php?topic=20921.msg491524;topicseen#msg

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Re: What are Typically the Meetup dates?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 11:50:55 AM »

Hi there! From what I've seen in the past years, the biggest/most popular cosplay groups have their meetups on Saturdays, sometimes Sundays. Expect a lot of popular meetup overlaps on Saturdays especially. Disney usually has two meetups, for main and extended which are usually on different days, so you could most likely attend both SU and Disney gatherings~ As for the others, it's mostly first come, first serve for time slots. Saturday is the most popular day, also the day the most people usually attend, so it will fill up first. When it gets closer to the convention date and the threads start appearing for your said interested meetups, check out when they plan to request a time slot! You can always ask for them to move it, though this request isn't always guaranteed. The past two years I think there has been a meetup for all the other cosplays you mentioned, but could be one right after the other some days (I know this problem all too well and it forces me to choose between cosplays since I can't change that fast out of most of mine). When in doubt, always ask! Some other people might be in the same boat and want the specific gathering at a later/earlier time or even on a different day. About a month or so before Fanime, there will be a pinned thread from one of the admins that will list the current gathering times/dates/places as they are received through applications. But always make sure to check the day before and day of gatherings. Several times I've had the location or time change on me without any big announcement, so be sure to check the info desk's master list just in case! Mainly I would say just be prepared if you can't go to one or more gatherings for your cosplays, and always come a little early! (Last year, I missed all of my gatherings due to being just a few minutes late, having times change on me, and just how long it took to walk there from the fairmont TwT don't be like me!)

As far as panels, there is usually at least one SU panel and a WTNV panel. If you are interested in a panel for your other fandoms, do check out the thread I posted about panel requests in the panels group and see if anyone is interested in hosting one, or even if you would be interested in hosting one yourself! I feel like a lot of opportunities are missed at conventions because people aren't sure what everyone else is interested in, that's why I put up that thread~ Basically just keep an eye on the threads here as it gets closer to fanime. A lot of stuff won't come up until around February I've noticed. Good luck and have a great Fanime 2017!!!
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Cosplays for Fanime 2017:

Classic Mercy - Overwatch
Sith Lord - Star Wars (?)
Lusamine - Pokemon Sun and Moon
Yami Yugi - Yugioh!
Zelda - Breath of the Wild (?)
Daenerys - Game of Thrones (?)
Dark Magician Girl - Yugioh! (?)

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Re: What are Typically the Meetup dates?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 07:51:39 PM »

Hi there! From what I've seen in the past years, the biggest/most popular cosplay groups have their meetups on Saturdays, sometimes Sundays. Expect a lot of popular meetup overlaps on Saturdays especially. Disney usually has two meetups, for main and extended which are usually on different days, so you could most likely attend both SU and Disney gatherings~ As for the others, it's mostly first come, first serve for time slots. Saturday is the most popular day, also the day the most people usually attend, so it will fill up first. When it gets closer to the convention date and the threads start appearing for your said interested meetups, check out when they plan to request a time slot! You can always ask for them to move it, though this request isn't always guaranteed. The past two years I think there has been a meetup for all the other cosplays you mentioned, but could be one right after the other some days (I know this problem all too well and it forces me to choose between cosplays since I can't change that fast out of most of mine). When in doubt, always ask! Some other people might be in the same boat and want the specific gathering at a later/earlier time or even on a different day. About a month or so before Fanime, there will be a pinned thread from one of the admins that will list the current gathering times/dates/places as they are received through applications. But always make sure to check the day before and day of gatherings. Several times I've had the location or time change on me without any big announcement, so be sure to check the info desk's master list just in case! Mainly I would say just be prepared if you can't go to one or more gatherings for your cosplays, and always come a little early! (Last year, I missed all of my gatherings due to being just a few minutes late, having times change on me, and just how long it took to walk there from the fairmont TwT don't be like me!)

As far as panels, there is usually at least one SU panel and a WTNV panel. If you are interested in a panel for your other fandoms, do check out the thread I posted about panel requests in the panels group and see if anyone is interested in hosting one, or even if you would be interested in hosting one yourself! I feel like a lot of opportunities are missed at conventions because people aren't sure what everyone else is interested in, that's why I put up that thread~ Basically just keep an eye on the threads here as it gets closer to fanime. A lot of stuff won't come up until around February I've noticed. Good luck and have a great Fanime 2017!!!

Thanks for the reply! Last year, I actually was supposed to cohost the Steven Universe panel but had to cancel (without notice since I had also lost access to technology). I am thinking about hosting a panel, although am not sure which. Also, if everything goes as planned I will be in the WTNV panel this year, which should be great!
As for the gatherings, I will be sure to watch out for the dates! Worst comes to worst I won't be able to do my Homestuck cosplay. Will have to plan for the Disney and SU meetups for sure! Again, thanks for responding, have a great rest of your day!
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Fanime 2018 Lineup:
Friday: Buggs or Coraline
Saturday: Richie (IT) or Beast Boy
Sunday: Lars of the Stars
Monday: Buggs or Beast Boy
For my list of cosplays see this link: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php?topic=20921.msg491524;topicseen#msg

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Re: What are Typically the Meetup dates?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2016, 11:17:25 AM »

By my leather pants, the pharoh got it right on the nail. Its a juggling act for me to get it all right and to make it accessible for all.
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Re: What are Typically the Meetup dates?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2016, 06:56:47 PM »

We really do appreciate all your hard work Imperial! (to OP, Imperial is now the head of the gatherings department I believe, they will manage the cosplay threads on these forums and be sorting gathering applications and the like!)
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Cosplays for Fanime 2017:

Classic Mercy - Overwatch
Sith Lord - Star Wars (?)
Lusamine - Pokemon Sun and Moon
Yami Yugi - Yugioh!
Zelda - Breath of the Wild (?)
Daenerys - Game of Thrones (?)
Dark Magician Girl - Yugioh! (?)
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