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Registration / Re: Registration Prices?
« on: May 06, 2016, 06:41:59 PM »
Thanks! I emailed them on the 4th and I'm just waiting to hear back. :)

Registration / Registration Prices?
« on: May 05, 2016, 10:45:24 PM »
Last night (May 4) I ordered 2 memberships for $65.00 a piece. The website says it should be $75.00. I hope that the $130.00 I paid is still valid as full memberships (Friday-Monday) but I'm not sure. Help?

General Convention Discussion / 2016 Dates
« on: June 05, 2015, 10:05:38 PM »
I know the con ended not so long ago but I was wondering what 2016s dates are? Is it Memorial Day weekend as always? Just want to be sure I can go. Thank you!

Thursday (Day 0): Batgirl: http://sniperplushie.deviantart.com/art/Batgirl-Falling-Hard-351521378 I had a Jason Todd with me.
Friday (Day 1): Wiccan: http://sniperplushie.deviantart.com/art/Wiccan-In-My-World-374132231 I had Hulking with me. I was also Robin (Damian Wayne version) on Friday:  http://sniperplushie.deviantart.com/art/NightwingxRobin-Brothers-374132449
Saturday (Day 2): Harley Quinn: http://sniperplushie.deviantart.com/art/Harley-Quinn-A-Hero-374132681
Sunday (Day 3): Robin (Tim Drake version): http://sniperplushie.deviantart.com/art/Robin-I-Need-You-Kon-374133064

^^ I hope everyone finds pics of their cosplays!

General Convention Discussion / Re: FanimeCon 2012 Feedback
« on: May 30, 2012, 06:16:30 PM »

Cons (dun, dun, dun):

1. Not too many panels interested me. I was hoping for more "advanced" cosplay panels as opposed to basics. That's just my opinion though. ^^

Just out of curiosity, did you check out mine (Fabric Dyeing and Painting).  I'd consider it more intermediate-advanced than a lot of the cosplay panels I've seen at cons, but it'd be nice to see some outside feedback.  I'm thinking of splitting it up into two panels, beginner-intermediate and advanced next year, especially since I'll have an even wider range of experience with my next big project.

Feedback from myself--sadly, I didn't get to attend a lot of the con because I was locking myself in my house working on my masquerade costume, but *OTHER THAN THE LINES* I enjoyed what I saw.  The lines were ridiculous.  I came in around 8 on Friday to pick up my badge and left because the line was out the door.  I was told it should be lighter around 11-noon.  Hah, fat chance, I spent more than two hours in line.  Can we please mail out the badges?

I loved all the wig booths in the dealer's hall; it was very nice to get to see what certain colors actually looked like (because I'm super picky with what I want for my next big project).  I also had a really good time with putting on my first panel.  What little I saw of masquerade was enjoyable, in spite of the fact that I was crazy depressed up and till our actual skit.  I was exhausted, so after our skit I ended up going home.  

Most of this is ranting, and I do acknowledge that I did not behave flawlessly in this situation either:  I had an unfortunate run-in with an extremely rude rover in the civic center when I was extremely stressed out due to my wings that I spent at least 50+ hours on breaking *during* masquerade rehearsal.  I know he didn't know about that, but he could have at least let me be for a minute when I told him I was waiting for my husband so we didn't get separated, which I don't think was at all unreasonable since the door we were leaving from wasn't clearly marked.  We were sticking around until the end of rehearsal period hoping that we could get a run through with some stage ninjas we recruited last minute to handle my wings, thank you very much.  I understand that they're under a lot of stress too, but anything masquerade prep related is one of the most high-stress areas for con attendees (besides possibly waiting in reg line).  A *little* bit of patience would be nice, kthnx?  We're not trying to make your life difficult, we're trying to handle our own emergencies as well.

I guess my overall comment is to try to screen a little better for patience, if you can do that at all, especially when it comes to the staff that are dealing with anything at all masquerade related.

I'm sorry about that! I should've explained myself a little better. >< I was more so talking about advanced wig styling and such. No, dyeing and painting I would consider advanced. ^^

General Convention Discussion / Re: FanimeCon 2012 Feedback
« on: May 29, 2012, 01:36:38 AM »
I'll start with the pros so my main complaint looks less bitchy. xD


1. Many dealers that sold wigs and books.
3. Good places to sneak away and take cosplay photos.
4. The booklet returned from it's tomb. <3
5. Got to see old buds.
6. Most of the rovers were nice and very helpful when I got lost. ><

Cons (dun, dun, dun):

1. Not too many panels interested me. I was hoping for more "advanced" cosplay panels as opposed to basics. That's just my opinion though. ^^
2. Shoving. I broke my shoulder about a week before con and ended up getting hit with a heavy box. I know the person didn't mean to and had no knowledge of my injury, but in EVERY crowd I walked through I was shoved and my husband's coat kept getting pulled on.
3. The arrow walkway had people going up and down the wrong sides.
4. People stopping in the middle of crowded spaces. This isn't the cons fault but it was very annoying.
5. Before I even start this one, let me make myself very clear. I know that weapons and peace-bonding rules are subject to change, but I never once saw an update for what I'm going to complain about. I was resting against a wall in one of the hallways on Monday when a rover approached me and asked if I had taken my cane to get peace-bonded. I replied no and explained that I need it for medical reasons. He then told me I NEEDED to get it peace-bonded, that even Fanime's chairman (who is disabaled I guess) had his peace-bonded.
First of all Fanime posted the following as part of THEIR peace-bonding rules:

"I have a cane, and I actually use it to walk. Does it need to be peace-bonded?
No. If it is medically necessary, we do not have to peace bond it."

Second the exact same rule is printed inside the FanimeCon 2012 Program Guide page 16 under FanimeCon Cosplay and Peace-Bonding FAQ.

Now maybe I missed the memo (highly possible) about this sudden change, but if I am in the right then that rover was just being a douche. I agree with having props peace-bonded if they are props, but if they are medically needed then I see no point in embarassing attendees and demanding them to do such things.

Hope to see those of you who were friendly next year!!


W00t! Harry Potter! xDD

My husband and I will be there as Severus Snape and Harry Potter. <3

Where is the gathering going to take place??? ^^ My husband and I would like to go. We're cosplaying as young Walter and Alucard. <3

My husband and I will be there as Light and L from Death Note. ^^

 I'm so excited to see all the cosplays!! <3

My husband and I will be at the gathering as Shadow Roxas (KH II) and I'll be Anti-Sora (KH II). ^^

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