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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2009, 05:32:01 PM »

Even with its large size, Fanime has a nice, cozy feel to it. Unlike other large conventions, Fanime isn't industry driven, so it doesn't feel so 'out of your hands' like Anime Expo does.
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2010, 06:53:28 PM »

Welcome to FanimeCon 2010!

We always look forward to having new attendees come and experience the show that we all work hard to put on.

Please be sure to have a good time and be safe on your trip to Fanime.

To prepare for the trip check out the wonderful advice from your fellow attendees about booking your hotel room, registering early and ways of eating healthy during the convention. While it's all fun and games when you're at con, it sure does make it easy to not pay attention to lack of sleep and nutrition.

Do not hesitate to ask staff any questions you may have because we are here to help you be safe and have a good time. I just ask that you be courteous to our staff as well because we all donate our time to put together Fanime and we also lack sleep and proper food during the 4 days as well.

See you in 5 months!
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2010, 11:03:16 AM »

Things to keep in mind, such as; this is a three day con and although it gets very exciting, ...

Aren't we a 4+ day Con now? :)
 

Technically, from Opening Ceremonies on Friday afternoon to Closing Ceremonies on Monday afternoon, FanimeCon is a Four-day convention. There is a fun evening on Thursday for those picking up their Pre-Reg badges but it's not an official part of the convention.


To sasukoi, Welcome to FanimeCon! Hope you will have a lot of fun this year.  Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes because there are lots of things to do in many, many places around the convention.


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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2010, 05:53:15 PM »

This'll be my first time going to Fanime, as well! :D And I'm just as excited as you are! ^^

@TC_X0_Lt_0X, Awesome! :D I plan to pre-reg before my birthday in March, so that's good to know it'll be open! :3 As for my costumes I'll be getting them around my birthday. =P When I get bday money and stuffs. xD


Let's Go Fanime 2010!!! ^___^
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2010, 11:29:15 AM »

This'll be my first time going to Fanime, as well! :D And I'm just as excited as you are! ^^

@TC_X0_Lt_0X, Awesome! :D I plan to pre-reg before my birthday in March, so that's good to know it'll be open! :3 As for my costumes I'll be getting them around my birthday. =P When I get bday money and stuffs. xD


Let's Go Fanime 2010!!! ^___^


that's awsome!! omg i'm so excited!!! my birthday's in april... way to close to the con for ordering anything.  but i'm still super excited. ^^
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2010, 09:19:24 PM »

This'll be my first time going to Fanime, as well! :D And I'm just as excited as you are! ^^

@TC_X0_Lt_0X, Awesome! :D I plan to pre-reg before my birthday in March, so that's good to know it'll be open! :3 As for my costumes I'll be getting them around my birthday. =P When I get bday money and stuffs. xD


Let's Go Fanime 2010!!! ^___^


that's awsome!! omg i'm so excited!!! my birthday's in april... way to close to the con for ordering anything.  but i'm still super excited. ^^
Heehee, I'm excited, too! X3 Ooh I see! Well you might have time! :3 Fanime's not til the end of May. :D
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2010, 08:24:48 PM »

=how big is the con?
   It's pretty big. But, due to a bunch of people coming in all of a sudden, it's starting to get a little crowded.

=are the con goers (awful word sorry) generally nice or am i going to be chased by pedobear again...?
            A LOT of these con goers would be under the category of "Annoying". A lot of the goers are VERY VERY friendly. Like...They will give you food, and you won't know them. And stuff like that. And there will be a small group of cosplayers who think that they are better than everybody, and they don't want anyone to talk to them and stuff.

But overall, 95% of the goers are very friendly. <3
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2010, 09:38:16 PM »

Like...They will give you food, and you won't know them.

Please...don't take candy from strangers.  Unless you want to take the chance of becoming really familiar with the effects of GHB (or any number of other bad things).  Give hugs, give compliments, take pictures, make friends.  By all means be involved and enjoy the atmosphere.  But please, don't take food from people you don't know. 

As a clarification.  I've never heard of anything like this happening at Fanime.  And I hope to God it never does.  However, better safe than sorry, protect yourself.

This public service message brought to you by someone who just really doesn't want to see people hurt.
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2010, 11:21:30 PM »

Echoing the "don't take candy from strangers" comment. Seriously.
Yes, for the most part Fanime is filled with very nice, generous and largely harmless people. However, you can never be too safe.

I also have never heard of any incidents where this was a problem, but I know I've had scary situations myself. A few friends and I were approached by a creepy guy in 2008 who kept offering us Rockstar energy drinks, and even though they appeared unopened, he was very pushy and it made everyone really uncomfortable. We got a rover who eventually escorted him out of the con because he didn't even have a badge. o  Ao;;
I'm pretty sure these things do not happen often at Fanime, but they can so it's just best to be safe and use your best judgement.

All that aside, I hope everyone who will be going to Fanime for the first time this year really enjoys themselves! I've been going to Fanime for 7 years now and have always had a lot of fun. It's one of the few things I look forward to each year. c:
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2010, 06:49:44 AM »

Fo sho. Can never be too safe.

(I'm a big bubble of 'Hazard', so...so far nothing bad has happened to me. xD)
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2010, 06:16:57 PM »

Well, this will be my first time going, so thanks for the heads up. ^^; I know not to take stuff like food or drinks from strangers. o_O; You never know......... -_-;;

I'll be sure to have fun, though! =D I'm really looking forward to it. ^_^
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2010, 09:02:20 AM »

Well, this will be my first time going, so thanks for the heads up. ^^; I know not to take stuff like food or drinks from strangers. o_O; You never know......... -_-;;

I'll be sure to have fun, though! =D I'm really looking forward to it. ^_^


Most newcomers to Fanime usually travel in a decently sized group. Stick with your friends, be cautious and safe while making new friends. Shower, get fed, and drink plenty of liquids, and above all get rest.

Common sense really helps and when in doubt look for [and double check the badge] for a proper Fanime Staffer - we're always here to help and encourages everyone to have fun.

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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2010, 06:19:56 PM »

Well, this will be my first time going, so thanks for the heads up. ^^; I know not to take stuff like food or drinks from strangers. o_O; You never know......... -_-;;

I'll be sure to have fun, though! =D I'm really looking forward to it. ^_^


Most newcomers to Fanime usually travel in a decently sized group. Stick with your friends, be cautious and safe while making new friends. Shower, get fed, and drink plenty of liquids, and above all get rest.

Common sense really helps and when in doubt look for [and double check the badge] for a proper Fanime Staffer - we're always here to help and encourages everyone to have fun.

Huzzah.  :D
Yesh, I keep all that in mind. ^w^ However it'll be just me and my boyfriend going, depending on where we're staying. D: But I have some friends from Sac-Anime going to Fanime so I plan to hang with them in case my boyfriend wants to go in the gaming rooms or something. xP
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2010, 12:13:40 PM »

hmmm... the lady who started this thread mentioned a phobia of large clown-like or bear-like costumes... Be warned of furries, they seem like the type of thing you are uncomfortable around.  I am a furry at heart, and I cannot express enough that they do NOT aim to be intimidating or scary when they dress up.  It's simply a different culture than many are used to.

Don't be afraid of the furries, or even pedo-bear, if you're insecure just stick with your friends and don't be in a really secluded area and nothing bad will happen to you.

In an answer to her question about "how many people cosplay," most of the people are cosplaying.  Those who are not are probably dressed up in some way (lolita, goth, ninja, etc.) and those wearing street clothes are probably wishing they were dressed up.  Cat ears can go a long way if you don't have a cosplay.
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2010, 05:57:53 PM »

Yes, as Jerry stated, plenty of Liquid. ;D

Seriously though....don't make the same mistake that so many con-goers make....which is: Forgetting to eat propery (just eating ramen won't cut it) and forgetting to keep hydrated (that means water.) We have had people pass out due to the latter one.
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2010, 06:21:53 PM »

Ahh... I remember my first time going to Fanime.
I both had my good and my embarrassing times.

Trust me, you're gonna have a good time.
There's a lot you can do.
And the people there are really friendly.

Just watch out for any glompers...
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2010, 05:15:03 PM »

thank you so much everyone. ^^ sorry i haven't been on in a while. i greatly appreciate all your help and insite.

i will try to remember everything. food, water, don't take candy from strangers, rest, stay with friends, make more friends, be nice, don't be afraid of furries...(tries hard not to think of pedo bear).

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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2010, 05:35:57 PM »


Not to mention you can still reg at the con, but it could be a long wait.

It's not really a long wait. Registration isn't that bad anymore. An hour maybe? Which is pretty good comparatively.


Supposedly my friend had to wait a good couple of hours last year. :x
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2010, 06:54:00 PM »


Not to mention you can still reg at the con, but it could be a long wait.

It's not really a long wait. Registration isn't that bad anymore. An hour maybe? Which is pretty good comparatively.


Supposedly my friend had to wait a good couple of hours last year. :x
Dang, well I wonder how it'll be in the afternoon on Friday. >>; Well waiting a couple hours won't be bad. xP I'll just keep myself busy with taking pictures and stuff. :D
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Re: first time going to fanime...
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2010, 07:00:20 PM »


Not to mention you can still reg at the con, but it could be a long wait.

It's not really a long wait. Registration isn't that bad anymore. An hour maybe? Which is pretty good comparatively.


Supposedly my friend had to wait a good couple of hours last year. :x

The longest I heard at any given point was 1.75 hour long wait. This may be wrong, but the con was complimented about how the line wait got drastically shorter this past year.
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