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Event page updated with date and time

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Hello hello! I'll be bringing Jushin Thunder Liger!

THAT SOUNDS AMAZING!

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A gathering devoted to the art of wrestling and all the wacky characters that reside in it be it real world, anime, cartoons or whatever.

Day : Sunday
Time : 1:00 PM
Meeting Place (MP) : G7
Location (L) : G7
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/610425825977173/

Cosplayers :
Jushin Thunder Liger - Kawaii Mess
John Cena - Tim

Legal Statement-Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.

Photo Order:

Group Photo
Series/Federation
Factions
Group Photos (official end of the gathering)
Special Requests/Pair ups

FB Event Page
https://www.facebook.com/events/610425825977173/


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We saw a few cameras running around and according to someone they said that someone responsible for doing all the fanime video recaps was there. If you have any leads, please link me as this would be wonderful.

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(3) If it was my cab, I wouldn't want any food or drinks near it.  The late night crowd also has individuals that are intoxicated and more likely to abuse the machines (that's a lot of risk and loss to consider).  I remember seeing a post that must've been deleted about the con and it's vendor, but one thing is for certain, if AX doesn't do a freeplay arcade either, there must be a reason it doesn't work for animecons.  not to be a troll, but "FanimeCon and AnimeExpo are not mainstream"? ...really?

It's in regards to Fanime's arcade practices. As listed in another post MomoCon, MagFest, ColossalCon, but also Anime Boston / Anime Central / SakuraCon + various other conventions have set their machines to free play and CA arcades are lagging behind this trend. These cons are in states with R1 in them and have managed to feature groove coaster, Jubeat and other Japanese machines. To say free play does not work for anime cons is an incorrect statement.

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- More nightlife options - Could you say we need more in general, or particular ones?


Well I do think we should have more things to do in the actual con center. Stage Zero and screenings are nice but there's something about playing games at a stupidly irresponsible hour that is pivotal to the nerd experience. The board games and video games already offered are great but the advantage the arcades have is that you can enjoy the machine solo and not need to worry about taking up an entire station for super long

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With the 2018 theme confirmed to be "Gamers" I believe that this will be the perfect opportunity to convert their arcade a serious overall and set it to free play. While the current arcade setup is a fun diversion, if we're really going to go all out on this theme then some improvements to Fanime's arcade setup need to be made. It would not look very promising to say that Fanime is going to push the gamer theme front and center when its arcade (the benchmark for all things video game related) looks the way it is right now.

Now I understand that doing a free play setup is going to be costly and that at this moment not to many people buy badges because of the arcade but I do think that Fanime has much to gain in the areas of reputation and event flow that I feel would make the cost worth it.

1. A free arcade will allow Fanime to update its game selection - Aside from the Terminator shooter and Jubeat, Fanime has little to offer the modern arcade fan in addition it's current selection of Benami games are outdated and anemic. Japanese music games and anime cons go well together like cat ears and maid outfits as many fans of those games frequent anime cons. Free play will allow arcade provides to bring newer machines as they're no longer worried about turning profits given the cost of operation is paid upfront.

2. Free play will help Fanime catch up to other - From Momocon to MAGFest and Colossalcon, anime conventions around the US are switching to freeplay arcades. This trend has not happened in California with many of their anime cons forgoing arcades completely. To my knowledge only Fanime and Anime Expo have arcade machines and both are paid. By switching to free play, Fanime will be ushering California conventions to the mainstream and will be the first anime con in the entire state to do so!

3. The demand for arcade machines is building up - Round One's success in both San Jose and Concord is proof that people are willing to visit arcades. Meanwhile popular franchises such as DDR and Pump it UP have released new machines that are less than a year old. Arcade companies are making a comeback and people are coming back to arcades. A free play arcade is going to be well attended and well appreciated.

4. A free play arcade will naturally draw in more people than a paid arcade - Now this sounds like a no brainier. It is obvious that people are more likely to play a machine if they don't have to put money inside of it but let's look to why this benefits Fanime. It's a simple equation, the more people in the Fanime arcade means the less people walking the halls of Fanime. What this means is that during peak hours the amount of foot traffic around Fanime will be reduced making it much easier to traverse the convention hall.

5. Sales at late night refreshment stands with go up - When you got an arcade open 24 hours that more people will be attending at and staying then many of these players are going to need something to eat and drink. This goes double for anyone playing dance games as they'll be working up a sweat and burning calories like mad. Now I'm not saying that Fanime will make up the cost but just wanted to bring this point up as to show that there are some financial gains to be had.

6. With fanime's next theme set for "gaming" it would be an embarrassment to the convention's reputation if we pushed a gamer theme but present an old paid to play arcade - I talked about already but wanted to reiterate it here. Fanime's arcade selection and business practices are becoming a thing of the past. The gamer theme will put the arcade under stricter scrutiny for attendees and critics. Let push the arcade into the future and make it Fanime's gaming crown jewel as opposed to a faded side act.

7. The free to play arcade will give Fanime's night life the shot in the arm it needs - So I love late night Fanime however even I will admit that if the late night panels don't peak your interest and you're not into room parties then things look sparse. Well the arcade gives you one more thing to do and a lot more machines to play. Fanime has been criticized for its lack of late night activities and this would be a great step in the right direction that does not involve the consumption of alcohol.

8. There will be way last time post con calculating profits - I can only imagine how difficult it is for OCE to count up quarters, hall around loose bills and then for them and Fanime to fill out the appropriate paperwork in order to properly split the profits. Sure Fanime will be paying for these machines but its a one and done deal and all arcade staff has to worry about is simply maintain the machines as opposed to trying to turn a profit. It will be a more relaxing experience for all parties involved.

9. More opportunity for tournaments - Oh Fanime has the staple of smash tournaments and some dance games but how about tournaments using Point blank or Initial D. More machines means we can have more opportunities for events. Again, this will be a great time for us to really turn the theme of gamers from window dressing  to actually embodying the convention.

Conclusion
It's a lot to ask for Fanime in order to switch it's arcade over. I'm not asking this just so I can play a few machines without dropping quarters. I'm asking for this as I believe this will make for a better Fanime for everyone.

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I submitted my form a while back and heard now update (pro wrestling gathering), did I submit missing information or is it just taking a bit longer to process? Let me know if there's anything to fix.

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I submitted my form a while back and heard now update (pro wrestling gathering), did I submit missing information or is it just taking a bit longer to process? Let me know if there's anything to fix.

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Updating thread: So far we've gotten a good response for the gathering on FB so I'm working on keeping this thread alive.

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I tried clicking the link for the forum and getting an error on the webpage.

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Day : Sunday
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: G7 (Underneath the art structure in front of the con center

Cosplayers
AJ Styles
Finn Balor
Tiger Mask
Kingslayer Seth Rollins
John Cena
The New Day
Bayley
Kenny Omega (Maid Version)

Legal Statement-Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.


Photo Order: Group photo, Federation shoots, factions, Group photo then requests

Facebook Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/189701328200937/


We had a fun time last year so it only makes sense that we come back. Doesn't matter what fed your wrestler of choice comes from, you'll be welcomed here with open arms and stiffer super kicks. We promise this gathering will be too sweet.

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Gathering was a huge success as it was less of a cosplay shoot and more of a "best of pro wrestling" moments get together. If any has video or photos please post as the insanity should be shared

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Bumping due to thread being updated

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OH YEAH BROTHER, MACHO MADNESS IS COMING TO FANIMECON AND RUNNING WILD. Main thing is do not forget to fill out the form to pick a time and place out.

Thanks for the reminder. I filled up the application a few days ago

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In the spirit of all things pro wrestling. I think it would be great to meet with my fellow marks and talk about all the crazy occurances that happen in the squared circle. A large number of professional wrestling fans come to Fanime so hopefully there will be a good turnout.

Day : Sunday
Time : 2:00 PM
Location  g7 - Tree Area (tree area @ foot of stairs by "The Slab")

Cosplayers :
Tofu - Kenny Omega (NJPW)
The Crypt -  Williow (TNA)
G-Force - Dean Ambrose (WWE)
jacketsensual - Dean Ambrose (WWE)

Legal Statement-Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.

Photo Order: Group shot, wrestler organized by Fed, group shot again, teams, custom matchups.

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Thanks for the update. List has been updated. Don't forget to spread the word and let people know as I've heard that many people do not think there's a gathering.

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Gathering list updated and date changed as I said it was on the 30th.

Hope to make it to one of these with my Flynn (SMT IV) cosplay! Thank you for remembering SMT exists, even though it will probably be all Persona cosplayers besides me, lol

I'll be the first to admit that my non Persona knowledge is anemic at best however I make sure that characters from the lesser known games get their time in the spotlight.

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