Started by MomPacksMyLunch, April 30, 2014, 05:36:52 PM
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Quote from: Tetsuo on April 30, 2014, 06:17:30 PMIn my opinion...[spoiler]Guest wise--I was, but the likelihood that HOME MADE KAZOKU will be the only worthwhile musicfest guest killed my HYPE. I honestly thought that as the convention grows larger, we'd be able to secure more relevant industry guests. Hell, even HOME MADE KAZOKU isn't much relevant anymore, as the latest anime related song is Freedom from Naruto-- which was back in 2011... 3 years ago. Now we have Mr. Ramayya, who apparently did work in Cowboy Bebop and Wolf's Rain. I understand that Cowboy Bebop is a critically acclaimed franchise, but really? We couldn't secure any other(more relevant) musicfest guests? I for one am quite sad they (haven't quite yet..maybe?) announced an idol group.. I would've even been stoked if they at least brought back Halko Momoi.Then we have the other guests, I'm quite happy that we at least have Hiroyuki Kanbe, director of Oreimo. That aired last year and it was quite a good watch. Unfortunately, the fun stops there(at least for me) because the other guests are pandering towards people who watch and are a fan of dubbed anime(or games). Of course, I'm preparing to take back everything I've typed so far because I've heard that actually securing guests is the hardest part, and they only announce guests once they're guaranteed to come. Maybe there is still hope, but for now I'm not particularly hyped.Before anything else though, nothing negative towards the guests themselves. They're all fine and I'm not trying to say that they don't belong in the convention, I just want more relevant guests.[/spoiler]Everything else though, the new venue, the cosplayers, pretty much everything else other than [spoiler]the guests[/spoiler]... I'm pretty goddamn hype for.
Quote from: keitoghostie on May 05, 2014, 12:20:09 PMI'd assume some of it is due to Memorial Day Weekend being a popular time for conventions (there are 9 others going on not including Fanime), some of which may be quicker to grab up or have more resources (whether it be monetary or based on the quantity/quality of international relations bookers) to book high-ticket guests.From what I can see, Fanime WAS late when it came to booking guests (i.e. still soliciting suggestions for guests even in January)I generally don't hit up MusicFest but from what I can see on here, this is the point of most dissent.No disrespect, but I really think the process should start WAY earlier - comb through previous suggestions lists and choose artists that are mentioned more than once, and if they're prolific that's a huge plus! Artists who have worked on many many series are sure to have a number of excited fans.Start early, book a "headliner" (musical guest or otherwise), announce them early (like December/January, February at the latest) = happy and relieved Fanime attendees PLUS I'm sure it would bring in new attendees due to hype.That's just what I would hope would happen and it's understandable if that's not entirely realistic, but I think a lot of people feel the same way!
Quote from: Nina Star 9 on May 05, 2014, 03:04:34 PMI don't really go to cons for the guests (unless there happens to be someone really cool who is related to something I'm interested in), but I can understand all the disappointment. Looking over the guest list, it feels like these are guests that someone can see at a smaller convention, or that have been at many previous Fanimecons. With the size of this con (I am also interested in knowing where the budget is going), it seems like there should be guests that would get people (maybe even someone like me!) excited. I don't know if it is a budget issue, or a management issue, or a time issue, or a legal issue, or some other issue entirely, but whatever the problem is, it needs to be fixed. It's a bit sad when even small, one-day cons have bigger guests (or even bigger guest lists!) than one of the largest cons in California (the nation? Fanime is what, #5 or so now?).It feels like at this point, this con is relying on its reputation (which is quickly going south) and its size instead of working on making itself the best con it can be, not just guest-wise, but overall.
Quote from: RandR on May 18, 2014, 09:33:44 PMOn a scale of 1-10 on how hyped I am.
Quote from: Firefury Amahira on May 19, 2014, 11:07:26 AMQuote from: RandR on May 18, 2014, 09:33:44 PMOn a scale of 1-10 on how hyped I am.Heh, that reminds me, I need to remember to pack mine. :P I mean, basically the only reason I got the damn thing was to wear it at cons! ;D
Quote from: abcbadcat on May 19, 2014, 01:20:08 PMQuote from: Firefury Amahira on May 19, 2014, 11:07:26 AMQuote from: RandR on May 18, 2014, 09:33:44 PMOn a scale of 1-10 on how hyped I am.Heh, that reminds me, I need to remember to pack mine. :P I mean, basically the only reason I got the damn thing was to wear it at cons! ;DDBZ Scouter? Where did you buy it and how much?I want one :B
Quote from: abcbadcat on May 19, 2014, 01:43:42 PMI'm in need of one, for a costume too of course. Just worried they're too small for an adult sized head
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