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 on: October 04, 2017, 08:58:18 PM 
Started by IceFist66 - Last post by IceFist66
Hello Everyone. This is my first time posting on here and I had something that has been bothering me for the last few months. I hope that this can open up a discussion to fix the problem for next years events.

At one particular 18+ event this year, hentai night, we got all 3 strikes in less than 30 minutes of each other and all of the events concerning those viewings were canceled immediately. Of course the strike from 1 room counts for all rooms for some reason. So everyone was pretty angry and was constantly furious that they had been punished for one - three individual violations. Of course the perpetrators ran and we all got the consequences instead. I don't think a group punish works with adults here. It may work in the military, but there is a reason it works there. The individual get the ever living snot knocked out of him and that is their 'peer pressure' to shape up. But since we cannot do that, we don't get that option to correct the mistakes of those individuals. If however Fanime is willing to offer some bats and whips up to give said punishment, just let me know (I'm just kidding, I would never do that).

So as a constructive criticism here. I have some suggestions to help fix the problem for next time. And we can all go back to cheering for the most ridiculous scenes found at Fanime.

1) Confiscate our phones at the door. It's super simple. Have a coat check / locker system to place our phones in and we won't be tempted to look at them while we watch. Not sure what that would entail, but we have up to 10 staff in the room when the event is going one and their job is to look out for these guys. Dave Shapell does it for 3,000 people. I think we can do it for 300 people per room.


2) No matter what, constantly tell those entering the event that there phones should be off and in their pocket. It's very easy here too. Have them turn off their phone in front of the staff and then proceed to enter the room. This not only ensures the device is off and not distracting to the guests, but the staffer can also add 'Do you agree not to have your phone on? If you do you will be punished'. Done


3) Punish the individual with a 1 strike deal. Pause the video, turn on the lights. Pull the guy to the side to get his badge info and black list him (or kick him out for the night for his first offense). It's simple. If his phone is on, guilty. You have already told everyone to turn off their phones coming in. If it's on, no excuse. Anyone now caught with their phone on gets punished, the crowd ACTUALLY sees this punishment and now knows not to let it happen to them.

These suggestions would be much better than the angry mob we got last year. Please take the time to catch the trouble makers this time so we can all enjoy what we paid to see.

Thank you so much for your time.

 on: October 03, 2017, 11:33:08 AM 
Started by DragonScholar - Last post by thepharaohinleather
This looks great already! Maybe a section about being wary of scams or something along those lines, what companies to avoid and how to protect yourself and your work? I'd love to attend this panel! Can't wait to see it~

 on: October 02, 2017, 02:21:00 AM 
Started by thepharaohinleather - Last post by frumpy
I'm not sure if they do conventions, but I would love to see Tasty Peach Studios or Sugar Bunny Shop in the dealer's hall! As well as other brands like that selling cute DIFFERENT plush, lanyards, and t-shirts. As much as I love the usual plush, it's nice to see variety in the style and subjects.

Unfortunately, Tasty Peach hasn't returned to our Dealer's Hall since 2015. Have you checked out our Artist Alley? The custom types of merchandise created by independent artists are usually found in there rather than Dealer's...

 on: October 01, 2017, 07:47:22 PM 
Started by DragonScholar - Last post by DragonScholar
I was part of a self-publishing group that spoke at Fanime 2017 about, well, self-publishing.  We've been moving forward, speaking elsewhere, developing a written guide, and more.  So I'd like to see what folks would like to have the crew talk about in 2018!  A few thoughts:

PUBLISHING DETAILS - Forget writing or what software, the hard details on publishing, formatting, distribution.
MARKETING - All the marketing and promotional tricks and techniques people can try.
COVER ART - This is a CONSTANT area of discussion and has been big at various incarnations of this panel, so why not a whole presentation on it.
WRITING TECHNIQUES - Writing that novel on TIME and WELL.
AUTHOR PLATFORMS - Setting up websites, mailing lists, and more.

So, self-pub enthusiasts and hopefuls, what do you want to see?

 on: September 25, 2017, 04:23:09 PM 
Started by Seismogenic - Last post by Seismogenic
Ok maybe nevermind.
I see a different event listing on Facebook, so that may end up being official. But I'll still keep this placeholder updated in case that doesn't pan out.

 on: September 24, 2017, 01:06:45 PM 
Started by Seismogenic - Last post by Seismogenic
I know it's incredibly early still, but in light of the fact that there didn't end up being an official BnHA gathering in 2017, I just want to get this post out there now.

I'm the one who pulled together the unofficial gathering last second in 2017, and I'm totally up for running the official one in 2018.

I'll update this post as things get closer, but consider this a statement of intent! (And a commitment that I'll be there as Iida.)

 on: September 24, 2017, 11:29:37 AM 
Started by kyandi_cosplays - Last post by kyandi_cosplays
I have now reopened Karasuno and Aoba Johsai for one more spot each! If both are taken, I will eliminate the Other team category.

Thank you!

Caiden <3

 on: September 24, 2017, 10:26:50 AM 
Started by Lady Komainu - Last post by Nina Star 9
Keep in mind that official con housing hasn't opened yet, so you still have a chance.

The con reserves large blocks of hotel rooms for attendees (and staff, and guests, etc., but those aren't open to the public obviously), and these open up later in the year for reservation, typically January-Februaryish. In the past few years, they've based priority on when you bought your pre-reg badge, so be sure to pre-reg as early as possible if you want a better shot at an earlier hotel room time.

So if you go to the hotel website and see that everything is booked up except for the most expensive rooms, it's because large numbers of rooms are tied up in the Fanime hotel block (which hasn't opened for reservation yet) and not because they're actually currently sold out.

 on: September 20, 2017, 08:23:29 PM 
Started by andyjay729 - Last post by Angelx624
Yayyyy Todd!! (Gdi now I might have to bring Giroro back again next year..... ;___; )

How about getting more of the Sgt Frog gang?? ;D Chris Sabat?? J Michael Tatum? Brina Palencia? :D

 on: September 20, 2017, 04:16:14 AM 
Started by Lady Komainu - Last post by echoshadow
Yes there is such a thread for hotel roommates. They'll be active once the hotels pricing for next year is up. Also, there is Facebook groups you could find. 

Here is last years hotel roommate thread.

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