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 21 
 on: November 14, 2017, 04:59:18 PM 
Started by DankLordPopo - Last post by Kaiyoko
Hallo!

Our eGaming department has hosted various Smash Bros tournaments (Melee and Smash 4) for the last several years, and a Overwatch tournament on PC since the game came out last year. In addition, we do have setups for those seeking non-competitive friendly matches throughout the duration of 'Con.

The 2018 Gaming thread will be posted in the "Live Programming" forum once we have our information ready for the public on the official website and social media outlets.

 22 
 on: November 13, 2017, 02:48:42 PM 
Started by IceFist66 - Last post by HunterZero
Despite multiple warnings, multiple people were caught recording (or attempting to record) video in both the HMV room and the standard Hentai room. A three-strikes policy was in place, and the third strike resulted in the events ending early.

I know recordings are something being discussed, but no good solution has been found.

Speaking un-authoratitively to the suggestions by IceFist66:

1. This isn't feasible for many reasons, including liability, security and management/supervision of the items.

2. That is what we did, and it still happened. Some people don't pay attention, some don't care, and some are just trolls.

3. This is what we tried to do, but at some point we as staff can't spend the entire event trying to manage the crowd. At first we kicked the person out, then we evacuated the rooms and forced everyone to come in, and the third time we shut down all of the Hentai events.

To be clear, there are steps that are taken when someone is discovered recording video, but frankly those don't really impact people who don't pay attention, don't care or are trolls.

Believe me, this is something that has been discussed and is still being discussed. It isn't an easy problem to solve due to the common and miniaturized nature of recording devices in society. I found someone recording during midnight madness, and when confronted they didn't think anything was wrong but they stopped and deleted it from their phone. Unfortunately, society is changing where many (and I mean more than a majority) don't see anything wrong with recording anything they want to any place they consider to be "public" even though FanimeCon isn't strictly speaking public.

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 on: November 13, 2017, 11:30:35 AM 
Started by IceFist66 - Last post by therealdjpocky
For a second I was sure it had something to do with minors sneaking in, but I can understand how phones could be a bad thing too (basically the same as having it out during a movie).

 24 
 on: November 11, 2017, 01:06:57 PM 
Started by Kyra_Maverick - Last post by Kyra_Maverick
Finished 2 minutes past Noon, so I am pretty happy with my spot. On the slip side I don't know how my other mates did, and one of the guys that said he was going to take care of a Room this year had not done so 6 hours after reg opened up (he probably didnt know how competitive getting rooms is). Well I at least have my reg to guarantee a room most likely
6 hours? Yikes. Gone are the days of waiting days or weeks after housing goes up and still being confident you can get a room.

 25 
 on: November 11, 2017, 12:02:31 AM 
Started by Kyra_Maverick - Last post by TC_X0_Lt_0X
Finished 2 minutes past Noon, so I am pretty happy with my spot. On the slip side I don't know how my other mates did, and one of the guys that said he was going to take care of a Room this year had not done so 6 hours after reg opened up (he probably didnt know how competitive getting rooms is). Well I at least have my reg to guarantee a room most likely

 26 
 on: November 10, 2017, 07:14:35 PM 
Started by Kyra_Maverick - Last post by Alyxiane
I wish I knew what the time frames for the housing blocks were.  As in what gets you into what housing window.  Is it by minute? hour? day?  Oh well.. at the very least I have a few months to steel my nerves for hotel reservations.
It would make the most sense to me to not have it by time, but by person. The first X number of people to register get into block #1, the second X number of people get into block #2, etc. Doing it by time (if you register by 12:05 you get into block #1, by 12:10 you get into block #2, etc.) would cause all sorts of issues if, for example, 3000 people register in the first minute, and then 500 register in the next 10 minutes, since the numbers of people in hotel registration time blocks would potentially be very uneven. So I have a feeling that the timeframes for the blocks would vary by year, and would depend on how many other people registered in that amount of time.

Nina's scenario seems to be the more likely case since our confirmation email has a registration number under the QR code. As to what's the exact cutoff for each hotel blocks (every X amount of people has their own block), that's the uncertain part.

Registration for my case was ok, but I failed to check social media until maybe 7 minutes after noon since the link still didn't show up until maybe 12:15? As mentioned, we shouldn't have to find workarounds since those 7 or even 15 minutes can be crucial because of how hotels have been set up the past couple years. And I wonder if registration was relatively smooth for me *because* most people were just refreshing the website instead of looking through FB and Twitter for the link.

 27 
 on: November 10, 2017, 11:56:41 AM 
Started by DankLordPopo - Last post by DankLordPopo
Oh has there been any Smash Bros tournaments ever held at Fanime before? We could do that along with the overwatch and other things.

 28 
 on: November 10, 2017, 09:53:02 AM 
Started by andyjay729 - Last post by teatime
I think Nabeshin (Director of Excel Saga and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge to name a few) would be a great guest.  I've met him at other cons and he brings a lot of energy.

 29 
 on: November 10, 2017, 07:11:54 AM 
Started by Kyra_Maverick - Last post by Nina Star 9
I had both the website and FB up, and immediately after refreshing the website and seeing it wasn't going to load, checked FB, saw the link was up at noon exactly, and finished my reg at 12:02. Glad I've learned to check FB as well as the website.

Though there should be two things fixed here: one is that there shouldn't be server crashes during reg. Thankfully reg itself went smoothly, but the website shouldn't crash so much.
Second is that the link should have been on the website at noon, so that people weren't forced to hunt through social media to find it. It's like a secret back door for those of us who thought to check the FB page, and it shouldn't be like that.

I wish I knew what the time frames for the housing blocks were.  As in what gets you into what housing window.  Is it by minute? hour? day?  Oh well.. at the very least I have a few months to steel my nerves for hotel reservations.
It would make the most sense to me to not have it by time, but by person. The first X number of people to register get into block #1, the second X number of people get into block #2, etc. Doing it by time (if you register by 12:05 you get into block #1, by 12:10 you get into block #2, etc.) would cause all sorts of issues if, for example, 3000 people register in the first minute, and then 500 register in the next 10 minutes, since the numbers of people in hotel registration time blocks would potentially be very uneven. So I have a feeling that the timeframes for the blocks would vary by year, and would depend on how many other people registered in that amount of time.

 30 
 on: November 09, 2017, 03:06:12 PM 
Started by Kyra_Maverick - Last post by Kyra_Maverick
I wish I had thought to check facebook or twitter first, I think that's what I ended up doing last year, but at least there was no slowdown once I got to the reg page.

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