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Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Jyunishinsho on May 31, 2005, 06:52:00 PM
Anything bad happen to you?


For me, I broke 3 pairs of getas. (-_-)...
Title: Re: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)
Post by: protocol7 on May 31, 2005, 06:55:29 PM
Quote from: "Jyunishinsho"
Anything bad happen to you?


For me, I broke 3 pairs of getas. (-_-)...


I lost a set of cat ears.. my pre-reg badge, a box of about 100 glowsticks.. and aparently my g/f... grrr..
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 31, 2005, 06:56:31 PM
random guys hitting on me.
almost going deaf. (i still can barely hear. >>)
ouch.. my arms.. x.o
the marriot stairs at midnight are creepy for a 15-year-old girl to be on, alone, all the way up to the 14th floor... >.<
umm... tha tis about it. XD
Title: Re: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)
Post by: Random on May 31, 2005, 06:58:41 PM
Quote from: "protocol7"

I lost a set of cat ears.. my pre-reg badge, a box of about 100 glowsticks.. and aparently my g/f... grrr..


Bummer
Title: Re: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)
Post by: likkyan on May 31, 2005, 07:04:15 PM
Quote from: "Jyunishinsho"
For me, I broke 3 pairs of getas. (-_-)...

You wouldn't happen to be the Anji we took out to ice cream, would you?

Oh, as for bad stuff at Fanime... Well, I missed out on the Yaoi bingo.  One of my friends lost her prereg badge as well, and I got dirty looks from people outside of the convention center \o/ (probably because my shirt said 'sadist' on it...)  Other than that... not much 'bad' stuff.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: videogirlc on May 31, 2005, 07:05:46 PM
Lost my wallet later found in video room with everything inside. Lost my badge never found, it's okay since I just got a replacement.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: MPLe on May 31, 2005, 07:26:30 PM
lost sleep. :P
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Thoth on May 31, 2005, 07:28:38 PM
Le Boulanger closed for the weekend and Memorial Day, so I couldn't buy fresh bread and thus a large part of my cosplay, which was handing out free bread, was ruined.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ChenCzen on May 31, 2005, 07:32:43 PM
I puked my brains out.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on May 31, 2005, 07:42:21 PM
I...

Ummm...

I dunno...

Oh! Oh! I tore a pair of tights.

^_^'
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Lex on May 31, 2005, 07:43:26 PM
all my money is gone

the constant requests for glomps.. no thanks
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Vanessa on May 31, 2005, 08:04:26 PM
$$$ is gone. Lost hours on the job. But who cares. It was SO worth it.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Touya no Miko on May 31, 2005, 08:05:24 PM
All money is gone and people hardly notice my tenten costume unless I was with another Naruto cosplayer.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Vanessa on May 31, 2005, 08:14:46 PM
Quote from: "Touya no Miko"
All money is gone and people hardly notice my tenten costume unless I was with another Naruto cosplayer.


*pets* It's ok. Alot of people who weren't fellow Naruto cosplayers didn't give a damn.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Crosses on May 31, 2005, 08:21:06 PM
Got pretty tired.. spent all my money and i don't remember what i spent it on all i have is a shirt but it aint worth 200. My friend lost her badge never found it got  hungry and thirsty.  The worst I was slidding down the rails on my butt and haha i flew!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: KindaRandomKris on May 31, 2005, 08:35:15 PM
The worst thing... is rather personal. So no, I won't share that.
But the next worst thing was getting stuck with the lamest group EVAR. They didn't want to do anything! Just sit and 'rest'. Rest does not last 2 hours, dammit. I would have left them, but then I wouldn't have a ride home.
Title: woot
Post by: Arconna on May 31, 2005, 09:07:05 PM
Hmm, I think the worst thing that happened to me was when I ran my two Rifts games the only people that showed were my three friends.

Probably the worst to happen to my brother was during on my games he got blown down the same hill by a laser blast 3 times in a row before finally making it to the top...and he was knocked out two of those times.

Most humorous thing for me was taking pictures of random people in the elevators when they were full :D.  My friend and I were having a blast with that.  Maybe I'll post those when I get them developed after the Sac Anime show and you can all see if you're in it :-P
Title: Re: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)
Post by: Kazuko on May 31, 2005, 09:29:36 PM
Quote from: "Jyunishinsho"
Anything bad happen to you?


For me, I broke 3 pairs of getas. (-_-)...
you were anji right :3?! you were a cutie, i was the pink haired military person that screamed your name to come over to take a picture <3

I lost money, sleep, a pin and i got insulted on my aya love is dead uniform cause some dude said "why camoflauge" and i said "uhh...cause Im dressed as aya from Psycho le cemu and this is one of his new outfits" but the guy kept saying "but why camoflauge?" x.o

i also got many a blister at fanime from shoes O_<
Title: Re: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)
Post by: jackalwackal on May 31, 2005, 09:39:24 PM
Quote from: "protocol7"
Quote from: "Jyunishinsho"
Anything bad happen to you?


For me, I broke 3 pairs of getas. (-_-)...


I lost a set of cat ears.. my pre-reg badge, a box of about 100 glowsticks.. and aparently my g/f... grrr..


I lost nothing. I was very tight with my stuff; I made sure that I had everything every 5 hours, and I carried most of my small stuff with me.

However, it sucks that you lost your g/f...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Moogleborg on May 31, 2005, 09:42:06 PM
My cameras ran out of room to take cosplay pics of...i've taken over 250 pics on my digital camcorder and my digital camera could only take 10...and sadly I didn't had the other memory card with me...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Barnes on May 31, 2005, 09:47:00 PM
I almost lost my sanity.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on May 31, 2005, 09:51:02 PM
Wow. I lost my sanity long before Fanime came around. Regaining it would have ruined my weekend! 0_o'
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: saiko_koneko on May 31, 2005, 09:54:22 PM
i had this huge stalker at the Con

but i have great things that happened at the con...

a guy proposed to me to be his gf...it was soo cute!!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on May 31, 2005, 09:55:23 PM
Fanboys aren't scary. When fangirls walk in the opposite direction, you're lucky to be left clothed! (or maybe not lucky...)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: GaMeReVoLuTiOnX on May 31, 2005, 10:00:08 PM
Hmm..what'd I lose..

Battery Life, $$$, and Pocky. -_-

Then again, it was worth it  :lol: .
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Yukimi on May 31, 2005, 10:12:28 PM
I lost my calamity.  I actually agreed to walk up to the guy my friends were fangirling over and ask him for his name, AIM, and MSN/e-mail.  i think insanity possessed me for the four days i was there.  because afterwards, i dashed off and hid in the dealer's room after they lunged at me 'coz he autographed the piece of paper.  

mm..  then my friend lost her cellphone.  spent a couple of hours trying to find it.

..my friend probably put about $50 in tokens into the Initial D machine.  that was actually kind of funny..  :3
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: gmontem on May 31, 2005, 10:36:33 PM
Funny how I can easily recall the good things but not the bad things at the moment. Maybe it'll all come back to me if I do this ](*,) for a while.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on May 31, 2005, 10:37:25 PM
Don't bother trying. Let the 'con be a great memory. You'll be happier that way. :D
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Ruby on May 31, 2005, 10:49:39 PM
o.o; I lost a lot of Pocky...^~ But of my own doing since I gave it out to people... I had one guy cling to my leg and say something like, "You want t3h seckz?" If I gave him pocky..Lol. It was so cute. XD Anyway... I didn't really lose anything..but I got approached by a scary dude with my friend! I'll post what I said in the other thread...>>;


Did anyone else (girls, I'll assume since this is all I saw him go up to) get approached by this Desperate guy in a black clothed trench coat, short blonde hair, glasses, really tall--over 6'0"--looked about in his early to mid twenties? It was around 4:30AM Sunday night and me and my friend were wandering about when we got approached by him. He kept trying to get us to go off alone with him or something. First he was asking where we were from, what school, grade, and then asked us if we had a place to stay. He just had creepy vibes coming off him..but the creepy part was when he asked me and my friend if we wanted to see the balcony of San Jose with him at night. And when we declined, he looked a bit miffed and walked away..but later tried to talk to us again.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: RyuHayabusa on May 31, 2005, 11:10:23 PM
sunday, lost a friend, made another, and basically had a good time.

screw *censored*  :twisted:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Shinsengumi on June 01, 2005, 12:10:18 AM
Ome thing that happen to me, one I lost my voice after the Hentai room cause I've been shouting out HORSE and doing other jokes  :lol, just about it everything else I had a good time.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sunara Ishi on June 01, 2005, 01:07:42 AM
The worst thing that happened to me is very personal so I'm not posting that. The next worst thing was falling down the stairs after the cosplay. (I need to stop falling down stairs. My leg still aches from the time I fell down some stairs a little over a year ago.)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: digimel11 on June 01, 2005, 02:33:03 AM
well most of the bad things that happened, happened around me and thankfully, not to me. my der cosplay group had some drama cuz we were all lacking in sleep and people kept getting hurt left and right. we had someone blackout, someone pass out in the shower, one person pull a muscle in her leg, and one land on her knee worng while doing gymnastics and then have some sort of anxiety attack and almost passout in the hotel room 30 minutes before curtain call. did i mention someone fell down some stairs and one of our fans got totalled? oh yea and one of our people got no sleep all night cuz of costume problems and such. we had fun. i was SO amazed that we managed to live through sunday. i was paranoid that something REALLY bad was going to happen. but overall, it was a great weekend!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: scsa20 on June 01, 2005, 04:47:10 AM
hmm... worst things... having pretty much NO TIME setting up an laptop for someone's panel (yes, I helped with someone's panel) and since we didn't have time to test anything to make sure it works, we had technolo problems.

Also, running out of batter when trying to take someone's picture TWICE!  (the first time, the main batter died, the second time, the backup batter (which consents of 3 CR2 batters) died on the same day >_> lucky, my second set of CR2s helped me finished the day and thankfully the girl I was taking pictures of actually waited for me to come back with freash batters).

Also, having pretty much a tight walet this year and couldn't buy anything that I wanted T_T
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Jyunishinsho on June 01, 2005, 07:55:45 AM
Let me see...
there were other bad things that happened to me, apart from the getas.

Remember the Japanimation dealer in the dealer's room, selling the drawing supplies? I was going over to buy a few sets of stuff after like 5 hours of thinking, then they close. Man....now I have to buy full prices of things.

I lost my badge, but I found it under a table in artist's row.

I got chocolate on my white Anji gloves. It's hard to get off.


Well....gotta look at the bright side of things.

I said something to someone that made her really happy.

I got fan girls

I turned into bishi-ed for the rest of the con (even though I didn't plan for it)

I've been glomped, hugged, and kissed.

and

The hotel has good pizza. First class.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: serajwl on June 01, 2005, 08:04:37 AM
My shoulders got horribly sun burned x.x
my arms REALLY hurt
forgot a sweatshirt
i didnt have enough money at the end to buy that domo-kun plushie ;-;
oh, and my link costume was totally pwn3d by two others. BUT MINE WAS HOME MADE DAMN IT!


umm.... tat's about it
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on June 01, 2005, 08:40:13 AM
I lost my new pair of shoes, (personal junk), and didn't get too many pictures.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: n00blike on June 01, 2005, 09:44:10 AM
i almost lost my temper with one of the guys i whent with, he would say that every girl the talked to him was "the most beutiful girl ever", he thought he could dance, he thought he could box, he thought stalking girls wasn't weired, he thought grabing girls during a picture was ok, and he thinks i own him $10 when he ows me $10 pluse i gave him a ride and he didnt say thanks.

but the other guy was cool. I had a good time. felt a little out of place being one of a few people dressed normaly :shock:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Child_of_the_Briar on June 01, 2005, 11:43:28 AM
I met this guy and never got his number....Gahhh...... :cry:

I didnt get to go on monday or buy much stuff in the dealers room.

on the plus side that means I still have money!!!

Oh and my group got into the Der Cosplay on the basis that I'm good at last minute organization and I'm cute  :D
Heh heh
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: a2nxtcrav3r on June 01, 2005, 04:36:07 PM
i got a parking ticket 34 bucks... ahhaha damm =/

I got pulled over by the cops friday night because i cut him off ( didnt get a ticket) ( my friend in the front seat got a ticket for not having his seat belt on) it wasent a bad experienceand nothing happen to me its just that well MY BALLS JUMPED INTO MY MOUTH WHEN IT HAPPENED

I did not get sleep for 4 days but oh wells hahahah

used up around 140 bucks at the con.

I saw some guy with his psp on the floor right... he was a naruto cosplayer and playing with his kunai... well he threw it in the air... it landed right on his psp and CRACK! the screen on psp broke HAHAHHA you should of seen his face!

Only friday was bad for me... the rest of the weekend was sweet
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: DayDreamerNessa on June 01, 2005, 05:11:48 PM
acutally it didn't happen to me but my bf and his friend c.j. got there make-up stolen by the damn cleaning ladies. (which is kinda funny to me a little but then its not =/)

my worst is just having people come up to me who i dont really wish to talk to O_o

some of the hellsing fanatics were a little creepy on sunday to me and my bf >_>;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on June 01, 2005, 05:21:38 PM
You two looked really tired at Der Cosplay (That was you two, right?) but you did so well. I was quite entertained. Sorry if I was one of those 'don't wish...' people. I was just incredibly impressed at the costumes that you two put up. :p
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: DoomRater on June 01, 2005, 05:28:05 PM
Among other things, my plane took off because Travelocity booked it with only 30 minutes to get on the plane so I had to wait 4 hours at Salt Lake City.  I also didn't take a camera which was the STUPIDEST THING I DID.

Oh, and since I didn't know about the game room until like the third day I spent a lot of time playing an unofficial SSBM game when I could have been playing SC2.  Oh well.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sparky32 on June 01, 2005, 05:57:27 PM
Quote from: "a2nxtcrav3r"
I saw some guy with his psp on the floor right... he was a naruto cosplayer and playing with his kunai... well he threw it in the air... it landed right on his psp and CRACK! the screen on psp broke HAHAHHA you should of seen his face!


Lol, that's around $200 down the drain.  The situation is I'm going to talk about is actually more funny than bad.  My friend couldn't deactivate his car alarm when we went it to use it because the device that unlocks his car fell off his key chain.  So while driving, the alarm constantly went off.  It went, " Beep........Beep...... Beep...... BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP!" and the pattern went on for 15 mintues.  For sure, we thought this cop was going to pull us over because we were followed for a while.  Some dudes to the right of us were either flipping us off or trying to tell us there was a cop behind us and pointed where to go.

The cop got closer and we were sure he was going to pull us over.  Instead, he literally just passed us by.  My friend and I had a good laugh about it afterwards.

There's also the night starving for a bit while waiting for friends during a whole mystery can situation but that's a another story for a another time...
(btw, there were pears in that can just in case anyone was curious)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: MisakiFan41 on June 01, 2005, 05:57:42 PM
the incident after masquerade.......everybody knows the story already so I won't post it.......
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: AnimeFANatic on June 01, 2005, 06:02:50 PM
I don't... what happened?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sunara Ishi on June 01, 2005, 09:08:47 PM
O.O I don't either....but I'm not going to ask if you don't want to tell...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PassingTheBuck on June 01, 2005, 10:36:24 PM
Quote from: "Nina Star 9"
the marriot stairs at midnight are creepy for a 15-year-old girl to be on, alone, all the way up to the 14th floor... >.<
umm... tha tis about it. XD


My suggestion for you next year is stop by ConOps or Rovers and ask for an escort up the stairs.  Personally, I would have done it, except I'm too old, too fat, too balding and too blind to be walking up 14 flights of stairs.

 :^o

Craige...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PassingTheBuck on June 01, 2005, 10:37:37 PM
Quote from: "ChenCzen"
I puked my brains out.


On the new carpeting near Ballroom A?

Craige...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: topnotch97 on June 01, 2005, 11:19:49 PM
Quote from: "ChenCzen"
I puked my brains out.

was that you in Ballroom A, last Sunday-night-to-Monday-morning?

was it because of the hentai or yaoi marathon? sorry couldn't help asking.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ChenCzen on June 01, 2005, 11:43:03 PM
I did sit in on the Yaoi room on Sunday night/Monday morning.

I was there with a girl dressed as a belly dancer if that helps.

I almost threw up there, but that was only because those two dudes started making out. We stayed for the raffle only, and the prizes were weak IMO. Only one vibrator and one or two condoms? Weak... not that I wanted to win that sort of thing, it was weak for you girls I mean.

But I wasnt the one to puke in ballroom A, I puked in the privacy of my hotel room infront of people I knew from the interweb and roomed with last year.

 I was being stupid. Normally I drink with friends so I pace myself and I drank a much larger bottle than I normally do, so I end up in the hotel room shotgunning glass after glass. Afterwhich I walk around the con singing and dancing and then waiting for the late dinner meet-up until my friend comes and walks me back to my room. Then I just tossed it... into a cooler I bought filled with my milk and soda cans. YEAH FANIME!

I know I proposed to someone and arguing about star wars... but Im not sure whats on the video, but its what Im refering to in this thread http://www.fanime.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3298
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: DayDreamerNessa on June 01, 2005, 11:52:20 PM
Inu_Ranma- oh noo some of those 'dont wish' people are people  i know personally lol

i dont know who you are exactly though, so i cant say if you were one of the creepy ones XD but you seem nice so i dont think u are personally. it only happened during the con before masquerade at the con center. and after der cosplay i was beat, that gun weighs more than me seriously!! my bf thought i was gonna faint cause of how freaking nervous i get before i go onstage =P so after that i was X_X the gun took all the energy i had. me=twig my gun=a damn redwood tree >_>;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on June 01, 2005, 11:54:52 PM
Chenzen: Which two guys made out? I don't recall making out but... well... let's just say things got a lil' nippy for me (Haha! THat narrows it down to two, because I'm obviously not Shiki)

Nessa: I was the goofy person crossplaying as King from King of Fighters (wearing the cumberbund, high heels, leather pants, etc.). ^^'
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: DayDreamerNessa on June 01, 2005, 11:57:12 PM
cool crossplaying is fun! i hope to do more i've only done one so far =/
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on June 01, 2005, 11:59:10 PM
This was my first year crossplaying, and I did a lot of it. ^^
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ChenCzen on June 02, 2005, 12:00:17 AM
Inu_Ranma: Um, they were two of the helpers there. One was only a seller of tickets though, asian in a white shirt... looked like the barber from Kung Fu hustle. I cant remember the other guy. They were in the very front when they started going at it.

Yaoi isnt my cup of tea, I was just there to keep my friend company.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on June 02, 2005, 12:02:00 AM
I was gonna say... I hope I didn't kiss anybody and forget about it...

Apparently I didn't. I definitely don't recall kissing him, as pleasant of a gentleman as he was. I was one of the bishies on stage, see. I was, err, 'Gothe Kitti.'

*runs off and blushes* I still can't believe I did that. I'm usually so shy...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Shinsengumi on June 02, 2005, 12:04:50 AM
Quote from: "MisakiFan41"
the incident after masquerade.......everybody knows the story already so I won't post it.......



Yeah I heard everything about it from my buddy OniCourseMusha.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Ashley Akaihi on June 02, 2005, 12:53:16 AM
This year the worse thing that has ever happened to me at a Fanime Con:
I caught the flu and was bed ridden Friday night with a fever. <-_->
But thanks to the cool people who hung out with me at 4:30 in the morning when I felt a bit better... = D

But...the best thing happened, too. I joined the Logistics team,  met lots of cool people, got to order volunteers around, and was also offered a staff position by a division head. I'd say this was a good year for me... = )

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/5p1ic3/Fanime%20Con%202005/IMAG0303.jpg)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: koji126 on June 02, 2005, 10:34:09 AM
The worst thing that happened to me was losing my signed Karyu signed guitar pick from D'espairsRay...if anyone has found it, please return it to me.  It holds some sentimental value... :cry:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 02, 2005, 11:27:13 AM
I was about to take 2 picture of 2 cute asian girls in their cosplay after donating me $ for DDR and hugged me. But I noticed that

I RAN OUT OF FILM!!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Random on June 02, 2005, 11:33:31 AM
Quote from: "OniCourseMusha"
I was about to take 2 picture of 2 cute asian girls in their cosplay after donating me $ for DDR and hugged me. But I noticed that

I RAN OUT OF FILM!!

Aw man.  Thats the worse post so far.  Cute asian girls are the best.  Bummer.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Mangaka-chan on June 02, 2005, 04:13:00 PM
Nothing really, really bad happened but I started the con in a bad mood because my friends and I were walking around aimlessly up and down Artist Row for a long while before we decided what we wanted to do. I was so hyped up about the con but I wasn't doing anything and it got on my nerves.

People who were with me that day, if you ever read this someday, I'm sorry about the attitude problem  :|
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: qazplm872 on June 02, 2005, 06:36:25 PM
Quote from: "Vanessa"
Quote from: "Touya no Miko"
All money is gone and people hardly notice my tenten costume unless I was with another Naruto cosplayer.


*pets* It's ok. Alot of people who weren't fellow Naruto cosplayers didn't give a damn.

same here, dont worry. one lady noticed me as chouji. i dont care that much, it was still fun. i lost money....bout it
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Vanessa on June 02, 2005, 06:38:47 PM
Quote from: "qazplm872"
Quote from: "Vanessa"
Quote from: "Touya no Miko"
All money is gone and people hardly notice my tenten costume unless I was with another Naruto cosplayer.


*pets* It's ok. Alot of people who weren't fellow Naruto cosplayers didn't give a damn.

same here, dont worry. one lady noticed me as chouji. i dont care that much, it was still fun. i lost money....bout it


Were you the Choji with the chips?>
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: snorlax on June 03, 2005, 10:44:02 PM
Quote from: "Craige Howlett"
Quote from: "Nina Star 9"
the marriot stairs at midnight are creepy for a 15-year-old girl to be on, alone, all the way up to the 14th floor... >.<
umm... tha tis about it. XD


My suggestion for you next year is stop by ConOps or Rovers and ask for an escort up the stairs.  Personally, I would have done it, except I'm too old, too fat, too balding and too blind to be walking up 14 flights of stairs.

 :^o

Craige...


Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: lyricaldanichan on June 03, 2005, 11:22:17 PM
Quote from: "snorlax"
Quote from: "Craige Howlett"
Quote from: "Nina Star 9"
the marriot stairs at midnight are creepy for a 15-year-old girl to be on, alone, all the way up to the 14th floor... >.<
umm... tha tis about it. XD


My suggestion for you next year is stop by ConOps or Rovers and ask for an escort up the stairs.  Personally, I would have done it, except I'm too old, too fat, too balding and too blind to be walking up 14 flights of stairs.

 :^o

Craige...


Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?


Elevator takes forever and since a lot of the staff rooms were on the lower floors it was much faster. Besides one of the elevators smelled like Otaku Spirit and booze  (unless that was just puke/pee) :(.
Title: Pretty Jackal Boy
Post by: jwockies on June 04, 2005, 12:17:37 AM
I met a really really REALLY pretty guy cosplaying as a Jackal boy, who was really sweet and adorable (and kissed another guy!)! But I was to embarassed and stupid to ask for his aim or email....

would anyone happen to know who i'm talking about so I can track him down?
Title: Re: Pretty Jackal Boy
Post by: saiko_koneko on June 04, 2005, 12:30:15 AM
Quote from: "jwockies"
I met a really really REALLY pretty guy cosplaying as a Jackal boy, who was really sweet and adorable (and kissed another guy!)! But I was to embarassed and stupid to ask for his aim or email....

would anyone happen to know who i'm talking about so I can track him down?


hmm this cute guy bit my neck a couple of times -^_^- it was awesome
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: jwockies on June 04, 2005, 12:47:46 AM
Quote
jwockies wrote:
I met a really really REALLY pretty guy cosplaying as a Jackal boy, who was really sweet and adorable (and kissed another guy!)! But I was to embarassed and stupid to ask for his aim or email....

would anyone happen to know who i'm talking about so I can track him down?


hmm this cute guy bit my neck a couple of times -^_^- it was awesome


Hm, was he wearing a top hat, 'cause the jackal dude did that a bunch too?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on June 04, 2005, 01:00:30 AM
Oh! That guy! He was at the Yaoi Bingo, ne?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: jwockies on June 04, 2005, 01:06:48 AM
Quote
Inu_Ranma Posted:
 
Oh! That guy! He was at the Yaoi Bingo, ne?
 


Hm, not sure, I didn't go, that wasn't where I met him...

Gah, this is weird, i'm getting stalker-ish! I just thought he was a cool guy, i don't, like, want to follow him around!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Jehuty on June 04, 2005, 01:07:49 AM
Worst thing that happened??? well, my cousin ACCIDENTALLY walked off with my wallet, and some Der Cosplay drama that went down with a friend and his girl that didn't NEED to go down...but we spat on it....as a whole, it wasn't bad at all...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Cerise on June 04, 2005, 03:22:23 PM
Being hit-on by men much-much older than me, and being hit on by men younger than me and the same age. You know what? JUST DON'T TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS AT ALL!! We don't need some jackass saying what you think might be a 'witty' pick up line and making us feel uncomfortable.
So take a hint before I shove it down your throat! God! Guys really don't know how emotionally sensative we girls are!

XD

Okay, but seriously, don't. Unless the girl obviously wants to talk to you. Otherwise, I have no complaints. :D
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Emiki on June 04, 2005, 06:56:07 PM
By monday I colapsed from exaustion... yeap I sat down outside of the dealer's room then I couldn't get up.. I don't think it helps that I was chasing after my friend who... took something from me... O well... yeah I think I was sitting there for about a half hour with little to no movement... other than maybe my head...  :shock:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Gainax Boy on June 04, 2005, 08:10:26 PM
Worst things that happened to me?

hmm...

Probably all the Drama that happened prior to Der Cosplay.. and the fact that I didn't get to be a Bishie :(
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Charming_Dorian on June 04, 2005, 09:25:02 PM
...hmm worst thing is minimal i must say.
After Mochi left on Sunday Night and I started walking the center by myself i realized how many desperate people were out on the prowl ¬_¬
Title: wild
Post by: Arconna on June 04, 2005, 10:08:51 PM
Is this guys hitting on you girls a common thing for Fanime?  I just don't see myself doing that, at least not intentionally.  That's gross that old guys hit on the girls though...*shivers*
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kazuko on June 04, 2005, 10:46:47 PM
Quote from: "koji126"
The worst thing that happened to me was losing my signed Karyu signed guitar pick from D'espairsRay...if anyone has found it, please return it to me.  It holds some sentimental value... :cry:


;o; thats horrible!! *hugs*
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: snorlax on June 04, 2005, 11:19:47 PM
Quote from: "lyricaldanichan"
Quote from: "snorlax"
Quote from: "Craige Howlett"
Quote from: "Nina Star 9"
the marriot stairs at midnight are creepy for a 15-year-old girl to be on, alone, all the way up to the 14th floor... >.<
umm... tha tis about it. XD


My suggestion for you next year is stop by ConOps or Rovers and ask for an escort up the stairs.  Personally, I would have done it, except I'm too old, too fat, too balding and too blind to be walking up 14 flights of stairs.

 :^o

Craige...


Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?


Elevator takes forever and since a lot of the staff rooms were on the lower floors it was much faster. Besides one of the elevators smelled like Otaku Spirit and booze  (unless that was just puke/pee) :(.


But the elevators weren't that slow after midnight were they? The smell? Well...you got a point there.  :shock:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: gmontem on June 04, 2005, 11:31:20 PM
Quote from: "snorlax"
Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?

If you have to walk to your destination while a creepy guy follows you, would you rather be at the stairs or inside a small elevator with no place to escape?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on June 04, 2005, 11:35:26 PM
This is EXACTLY why everybody needs a life-size, life-weight cross punisher.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Jaz.tea on June 04, 2005, 11:36:50 PM
Warning: the following will be really lame and immature and fangirly complaints. XD

- Sotaro from ZZ turned me down when I proposed to him. XDD
- VO from Gaia didn't give me his aim screen name.

normal things:
- I lost my group, and they didn't call me, and didn't pick up their phones as i wandered the dealer's room for 2 hours looking for them. -_- Skipped lunch for that too.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kazuko on June 04, 2005, 11:42:47 PM
hey i got lost from my party too i was going to write a sign that said "generic cat girl got lost help!" xD

x-x i couldnt get near satorouh enough...waah i loved him o_o

and i was wedged between a funk sandwich XO during the ZZ show
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: snorlax on June 05, 2005, 12:18:52 AM
Quote from: "gmontem"
Quote from: "snorlax"
Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?

If you have to walk to your destination while a creepy guy follows you, would you rather be at the stairs or inside a small elevator with no place to escape?


But if you're in the stairs, he can still follow you. If you get into an elevator and he follows you in, you can still get out and call for help. Who's going to hear you if you're in the stairwell? In any case, if you get followed by a creep...let others know. Go to the front desk or tell a staffer next time.
Title: Creepy guy
Post by: Drakobird on June 05, 2005, 06:07:53 PM
please please please please please please tell a staffer; preferrably the Con-Ops lead, myself, chair, not just the volunteers, who are great, but are usually stuck in their seats doing a wonderful job of checking badges, but I personally want to know about any creepy guy giving people a hard/women a hard time! Please!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Drakobird on June 05, 2005, 06:08:35 PM
PLEASE
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: gmontem on June 05, 2005, 06:22:38 PM
Quote from: "snorlax"
But if you're in the stairs, he can still follow you. If you get into an elevator and he follows you in, you can still get out and call for help. Who's going to hear you if you're in the stairwell? In any case, if you get followed by a creep...let others know. Go to the front desk or tell a staffer next time.

Hmm I just realized that if a creep tries to corner you at an elevator that you can quickly kick the creep's precious and make a run for it.  Hopefully you would have kicked hard enough such that the creep would be on the floor long enough for the elevator door to close and move to the next floor where people will be waiting.  But then again it sounds a lot of fun seeing the creep tumble down the stairs!  :-k
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Ikari on June 05, 2005, 06:39:04 PM
Stick with the elevator. They have an emergency button for a reason.
Get off at the next floor that you can. If he follows you off the elevator, start making a LOUD racket. Get people to come out of their rooms, that will scare him off, or at least get you more support and witnesses for the police.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Caskas_lyrik on June 06, 2005, 03:18:13 PM
Quote from: "gmontem"
Quote from: "snorlax"
Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?

If you have to walk to your destination while a creepy guy follows you, would you rather be at the stairs or inside a small elevator with no place to escape?


LMAO...tell me about it....I was along in the elevator at 5 am with this stalker looking guy...who pressed all the buttons so the elevator would stop at every floor.  WTF...then he got off on my same floor and just sat there...so I pretended I was on the wrong floor and went to another floor..LoL

Should have taken the stairs..LoL
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: snorlax on June 06, 2005, 04:00:02 PM
Quote from: "Caskas_lyrik"
Quote from: "gmontem"
Quote from: "snorlax"
Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?

If you have to walk to your destination while a creepy guy follows you, would you rather be at the stairs or inside a small elevator with no place to escape?


LMAO...tell me about it....I was along in the elevator at 5 am with this stalker looking guy...who pressed all the buttons so the elevator would stop at every floor.  WTF...then he got off on my same floor and just sat there...so I pretended I was on the wrong floor and went to another floor..LoL

Should have taken the stairs..LoL


Not cool! Suggestion for next time something like this is to get right back off the elevator and let the person ride alone in the elevator. You should have also reported this to the front desk so that they can send security to escort this guy out...especially if he wasn't a registered guest. It's for your and everyone else's safety.  :wink:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Caskas_lyrik on June 06, 2005, 04:07:45 PM
Quote from: "snorlax"
Quote from: "Caskas_lyrik"
Quote from: "gmontem"
Quote from: "snorlax"
Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?

If you have to walk to your destination while a creepy guy follows you, would you rather be at the stairs or inside a small elevator with no place to escape?


LMAO...tell me about it....I was along in the elevator at 5 am with this stalker looking guy...who pressed all the buttons so the elevator would stop at every floor.  WTF...then he got off on my same floor and just sat there...so I pretended I was on the wrong floor and went to another floor..LoL

Should have taken the stairs..LoL


Not cool! Suggestion for next time something like this is to get right back off the elevator and let the person ride alone in the elevator. You should have also reported this to the front desk so that they can send security to escort this guy out...especially if he wasn't a registered guest. It's for your and everyone else's safety.  :wink:


True..oh well next time...but it was still kind of funny in its own way...haha
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Caskas_lyrik on June 06, 2005, 04:08:34 PM
Quote from: "snorlax"
Quote from: "Caskas_lyrik"
Quote from: "gmontem"
Quote from: "snorlax"
Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?

If you have to walk to your destination while a creepy guy follows you, would you rather be at the stairs or inside a small elevator with no place to escape?


LMAO...tell me about it....I was along in the elevator at 5 am with this stalker looking guy...who pressed all the buttons so the elevator would stop at every floor.  WTF...then he got off on my same floor and just sat there...so I pretended I was on the wrong floor and went to another floor..LoL

Should have taken the stairs..LoL


Not cool! Suggestion for next time something like this is to get right back off the elevator and let the person ride alone in the elevator. You should have also reported this to the front desk so that they can send security to escort this guy out...especially if he wasn't a registered guest. It's for your and everyone else's safety.  :wink:


True..oh well next time...but it was still kind of funny in its own way...haha
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: The-O on June 09, 2005, 09:35:11 PM
I agree, tell a Staffer immediately!!! I had several  of my friends who cosplayed tell me they were continously being sexually harrassed verbally and unwanted advances were made.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Bakabwoy on June 14, 2005, 11:14:19 PM
I Bishe at Yaoi night tried to kiss my GF and that got me a tad pissed, he ended up kissing me though
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Default on June 14, 2005, 11:59:32 PM
There was actually a guy that we called the police on because he was annoying people with tentacles or so I heard
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Bakabwoy on June 15, 2005, 12:15:36 AM
that is wrong on so many levels, especially since we had a hentai night lol
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Long on June 17, 2005, 12:50:44 PM
Friends attempted to sell me as a Yaoi Boy and a few sexual approaches were attempted... Until I fixed them... :twisted:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Haruka on June 17, 2005, 10:11:02 PM
Well, my friends and I had a killer skit for DerCosplay called "Kill Excel, vol. 1", but no one got to see it.  Our Excel has a major costume malfunction.  It was bad.
The cool part was that I spent the whole weekend being clung to, cuddled, and otherwise dry-humped by a bishi cat boy!  ^,~
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: best4daysofmylife on July 01, 2005, 01:21:43 AM
getting whipped in multiple places by a very big bisexual friend of mine. and no there was nothing freaky going on. I was trying to fight him with a bokken...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: grove on July 03, 2005, 04:46:50 PM
Quote from: "snorlax"
Quote from: "Caskas_lyrik"
Quote from: "gmontem"
Quote from: "snorlax"
Okay...this maybe a dumb question...but why would you be walking up the stairs to your room instead of using the elevator?

If you have to walk to your destination while a creepy guy follows you, would you rather be at the stairs or inside a small elevator with no place to escape?


LMAO...tell me about it....I was along in the elevator at 5 am with this stalker looking guy...who pressed all the buttons so the elevator would stop at every floor.  WTF...then he got off on my same floor and just sat there...so I pretended I was on the wrong floor and went to another floor..LoL

Should have taken the stairs..LoL



Not cool! Suggestion for next time something like this is to get right back off the elevator and let the person ride alone in the elevator. You should have also reported this to the front desk so that they can send security to escort this guy out...especially if he wasn't a registered guest. It's for your and everyone else's safety.  :wink:


The best thing to do: do a cosplay with a weapon that's sturdy enough to withstand a beating. Girls are allowed to ceck guys if they are molested, and if telling stalkers to go away doesn't work, then usually if you seem like a tough girl, that does the trick.

Another good one is to get a MALE ESCORT with you at all times. Get a guy friend to hang out with your or something.  I found that when I was with another guy, other guys relegated to verbal affections, and I didnt have to pose with them at all for pictures.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ChenCzen on July 10, 2005, 01:10:01 PM
posted in another thread, but since i talked about how much I threw up in this one, I thought it might be good to post the video of me before I was tossing my cookies.

here is I, drunk.

Chen Being Drunk (http://video.google.com/videopreviewbig?q=fanime&time=0&page=1&docid=-6836845523273633122&urlcreated=1121025476&chan=Uploaded&prog=me_drunk&date=Sat+Jul+2+2005+at+9%3A12+AM+PDT)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: kuro_nekochan on July 22, 2005, 12:30:41 AM
bad thing...my etna costume ripped when put it on. >.<; apparantly the zipper did not want to stay attached to the fabric. [which was pvc stretched too thin i think.]so i had to be sewed into my costume.

later that night the wings started to rip too. :[
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Zerocide on September 11, 2005, 06:33:10 PM
Where to begin:

I had a final the day fanime started (8 am) I also had to move out of my dorm that very day too, not fun.

The person that had the room in his name at the convention couldn't attend, so we had to wait till around 10 pm before he faxed the hotel his information. Lost both my California ID and College ID for 3 hours (thank you who ever returned them) Friends were pissed because of the room situation. One of my friends brought over an uninvited unpaid guest, and he went out on the street and picked up some girl who also stayed in the room unpaid (the room was already filled with 5 people with out the two uninvited/unpaid guests. They both stayed all 3 nights. Those two kept kicking everyone out of the room for obvious reasons...

On the last day: My friend said he could give me a ride because we thought one of our people was getting a ride home with his girlfriend. Turns out he wasn't. So I somehow get the ass end of everything and end up taking Amtrak back while the unpaid uninvited guest got a free ride home.

Sorry if I rambled too much I love telling this story. Nothing wrong with the convention though, had a great time there. Just the room situation really blew.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: MeliCat on September 19, 2005, 01:41:25 PM
The boots to my Dizzy cosplay fell apart... I fell off of one of these big cement orbs by the fountain, nearly ending up in the water... and the greatest tragedy of all... I COULDN"T FIND AN ALFONSE PLUSHIE TO SAVE MY LIFE!!!  :cry:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: animeangelfish on September 19, 2005, 08:40:48 PM
1Well yeah.....friends totally ditched myself and one other at the artist row all day with their stuff (and trust me they had alot of it) so even if we wanted to shut down and leave, we couldn't...

2 Got yelled at by same friends with my afforementioned stranded friend for being 'screeching fangirls' during the Masq. Apparently we had high pitched screaming that gave them a headache?

3 Someone tore the sleeve on my Kagura (Frutis Basket) outfit and I had to pin it for the rest of the time I was there

4 Scary otaku 30 year olds followed two of us out of the Live Action PGSM showings and we had to hide in the bathroom..

5 Someone bought the tarepanda plushie I wanted.

6 Not enough money to buy the out of print Sailor Moon Season 1 boxset along with the season 2 I already own..(I'm lame I know)

and yeah...over all..the worst..

7 Scary guy outside the convention center made us talk to his parents on the phone...he was creepy and it was as late as it could get and we were supposed to convince his parents to let him stay....T_T
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Jyunishinsho on September 19, 2005, 11:01:07 PM
Quote from: "MeliCat"
The boots to my Dizzy cosplay fell apart... I fell off of one of these big cement orbs by the fountain, nearly ending up in the water... and the greatest tragedy of all... I COULDN"T FIND AN ALFONSE PLUSHIE TO SAVE MY LIFE!!!  :cry:


Awwwwww!!!!!Dizzy-chan....

-planning to go into the fountain next year as Zappa and float face first in the water...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: DayDreamerNessa on September 19, 2005, 11:34:35 PM
Quote
Jyunishinsho -planning to go into the fountain next year as Zappa and float face first in the water...


that may not be a good idea the water in those fountains tends to not be so clean =/
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: CC on October 02, 2005, 11:08:52 PM
Quote
Quote:
Jyunishinsho -planning to go into the fountain next year as Zappa and float face first in the water...


that may not be a good idea the water in those fountains tends to not be so clean =/


I think there also tends to not be much water to float IN...

Worst things?

1-Mariott messed up our room. They gave three girls a tiny room with a queen-size bed when we paid for a two-queen. Managed to fix this by making a stink about it, though we were put in smoking. Luckily, apparently there are VERY few congoers who smoke.

2-Both of my friends fell on the stairs, but who gets hurt? ME! Somehow I hurt my knee on... what... saturday? Whenever it was, I had to miss the Musicfest because I couldn't hobble all the way from my room to across the street. As a result, I stayed alone in my room for several hours. Luckily, I brought some ace bandages and was ok to drive all the way home.

3-We forgot that the hotel phone is EXPENSIVE. Hence, we made too many calls (many were complaints to parents about problem #1)  and subsequently, spent over two hundred bucks extra, for which I am STILL paying off my credit card.

Of all of those... I would say that getting hurt was the worst, because it made me miss ZZ.  :cry:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Emerge on October 03, 2005, 10:16:00 PM
i was *this* close (pinches fingers together) to losing my memory card containing rpg and fighter data on it. i realized this when i saw the mem card slot on the ddr machine. i had to drag my literally half dead body back to e-gaming and knock on the door to have some guy let me in to recover said card. i almost puked on the way there, just thinking about all that hard gaming going to waste. luckily, it was still in the console where i left it. lesson learned: WATCH MY JUNK.

prior to this, i also lost my tekken 5 card...for the second time
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Jyunishinsho on October 03, 2005, 11:14:38 PM
Quote from: "Emerge"
i was *this* close (pinches fingers together) to losing my memory card containing rpg and fighter data on it. i realized this when i saw the mem card slot on the ddr machine. i had to drag my literally half dead body back to e-gaming and knock on the door to have some guy let me in to recover said card. i almost puked on the way there, just thinking about all that hard gaming going to waste. luckily, it was still in the console where i left it. lesson learned: WATCH MY JUNK.

prior to this, i also lost my tekken 5 card...for the second time


Wow that must have stank....
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kaura117 on October 07, 2005, 04:45:28 PM
Quote from: "OniCourseMusha"
I was about to take 2 picture of 2 cute asian girls in their cosplay after donating me $ for DDR and hugged me. But I noticed that

I RAN OUT OF FILM!!


When taking pictures of CAGs, THOU MUST BE PREPARED!!!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: otakuapprentice on October 14, 2005, 10:50:34 AM
last day of fanime, almost got stuck in san jose because i was about to miss the bus, lucky me the driver waited for me to haul my ass to the stop. other than that, almost passed out sunday in dealers room because did not want to pay $4 for a damn hotdog(bought it anyway), and i didn't know that there was a mcdonalds a couple of blocks down from the con :( ...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Emerge on October 17, 2005, 09:34:19 AM
Quote from: "otakuapprentice"
last day of fanime, almost got stuck in san jose because i was about to miss the bus, lucky me the driver waited for me to haul my ass to the stop. other than that, almost passed out sunday in dealers room because did not want to pay $4 for a damn hotdog(bought it anyway), and i didn't know that there was a mcdonalds a couple of blocks down from the con :( ...


ah, yes. the mickey d's. some con-goers consider it hell for whatever reason they do. for others, such as myself, its salvation for the broke and hungry otaku
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: pandacon on October 17, 2005, 10:24:15 AM
It ended, and I had to go back to work the next day.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on October 17, 2005, 09:02:12 PM
Well the best way to not worry about film is to get a nice digital cam....and then get 256mb memory card.....at that point running out of "film" becomes VERY hard.....ESPECIALLY if you set it at like 800x600....

I learned to take my charger for my digital cam with me

I learned that ATM fees are expensive when compounded....thus making me need to take all my money with me at once. I could've bought at least TWO discount manga at the end with all those fees!! ;_;

I learned to wait until the last day of the con to buy manga....and to check THOROUGHLY for discounted manga.....buying Tenchi at 30% off does NOT compare to $3 manga ;_;

I learned that if I am going to buy a reverse blade sword....I need to check it first.....

I learned that if I want a sharp sword....I need to check just how sharp the blade REALLY is.  (Damn the fact that a chip on those drop forged blades were sharper then the blade itself!!)

I learned that asking a cos/crossplayer to dance....make sure they're FEMALE.....otherwise it leads to embaressing mistakes @.@

I learned that getting those authentic Naruto headbands is worth the hassle of making it FIT right....that cheap one I got just makes me feel empty now....

I learned that staying up all night one night having my state of mind acting AS IF I was on drugs....doesn't work the 2nd time....it just makes me waaaaay too sleepy ;_;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: otakuya on October 21, 2005, 12:19:05 AM
Quote from: "DayDreamerNessa"
Quote
Jyunishinsho -planning to go into the fountain next year as Zappa and float face first in the water...


that may not be a good idea the water in those fountains tends to not be so clean =/


Hmm...what's in that fountain water anyway? If it's anything like SJSU's fountains, then I don't think you'd want to even touch it...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Spiritsnare on October 21, 2005, 07:22:14 AM
Quote from: "Emerge"
mickey d's is salvation for the broke and hungry otaku


Apparently you haven't seen the guy just outside of the Karaoke room who was selling pb&j 'wiches and soda for $.25 each.

And they were good pb&j 'wiches.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kurokai on October 23, 2005, 01:25:19 PM
I believe this happened at Fanime 04...

Well this guy wanted me to take a picture of him. He didn't turn the knob thing on his one-use camera so I got confused for a long time. He got pretty annoyed and asked someone else to take a picture of him. I felt dumb afterwards...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sephiroth on November 02, 2005, 01:32:51 PM
For some reason, people kept mistaking me for female when i did my Gardenia Mana. But it's okay.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: CuteMew on November 02, 2005, 07:38:52 PM
I got HOPELESSLY lost on Friday looking for the convention center... :(  Wasting my boyfriend's gas and wasting our time/energy.. augh *stabs self*

Then during the convention, my friend lost his badge.  And then, right afterwards, it got stolen.  =_=  ON A SUNDAY EVENING!! WUT FUX!  I guess it didn't matter since he didn't go on Monday, but still.  9_9

Also, I never had a chance to buy stuff in the Dealer's room.. even though I was sitting right in front of it the whole time =_=;;;;;;;  And... I couldn't go to eat... or move... or anything.  *falls over*  And my mom made me leave @ 10:30 pm on Sunday so I couldn't go to Karaoke ;_;  Poop.  *whine whine whine whine*
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: animegirl2000 on November 02, 2005, 09:30:10 PM
Omg , for me the worst thing was , I was cosplay on Saturday I think , and this short guy with a red ball on his hat comes up to me and asked if he could take my picture .

Then after he did he asked if he could give me a hug , I don’t know why I let him , but it was sooooo creepy ,  when he was hugging me I could feel him breathing all heavy and stuff . and not only that but also when he was talking to me  he kept glancing at my chest  ewwww.
 
After that I saw the same guy doing that same thing to other girl cosplayers , it was so gross .
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Moogleborg on November 02, 2005, 10:55:21 PM
Quote from: "animegirl2000"
Omg , for me the worst thing was , I was cosplay on Saturday I think , and this short guy with a red ball on his hat comes up to me and asked if he could take my picture .

Then after he did he asked if he could give me a hug , I don’t know why I let him , but it was sooooo creepy ,  when he was hugging me I could feel him breathing all heavy and stuff . and not only that but also when he was talking to me  he kept glancing at my chest  ewwww.
 
After that I saw the same guy doing that same thing to other girl cosplayers , it was so gross .


Did he look like this?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/Moogleborg/DSCF0667.jpg

That was me....sorry about that...I didn't mean to make you...or anyone else....uncomfortable...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Master Roshi on January 04, 2006, 10:57:00 AM
Over $400 worth of video camera/equipment stolen and little response from staff, security, policet, etc., etc. :twisted:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Piccahoe on January 05, 2006, 01:18:57 AM
2004.......my first trip to fanime....

I had a roommate who kept shouting random things in his sleep.....I didn't sleep that night....totemo kowaiii dayo!

I had to leave earlyso I didn't get to enjoy the last day of fanime.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Tuplica on January 05, 2006, 03:30:33 AM
Quote from: "CuteMew"
Then during the convention, my friend lost his badge.  And then, right afterwards, it got stolen.  =_=  ON A SUNDAY EVENING!! WUT FUX!  I guess it didn't matter since he didn't go on Monday, but still.  9_9


When you say it was stolen... what do you mean?  Like, did it just disappear?  Regardless, always check lost and found.  Fanime attendees and staff are (or at least were) incredibly good about turning stuff in.  My best friend lost her wallet once, with ID and money and a passport and everything in it.  We were sure it was gone for good, but just for the sake of trying, we went to lost and found and poof! There it was.  Nothing was even taken out of it.  GREATEST THING EVAR.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Knightfire on January 05, 2006, 09:17:26 PM
Worst thing that happen to me is that I almost lost my Transformers poster O_O; Luckily, one of the shop keeps found it at their store that I bought Outlaw star from. Crisis averted  n_n Thanks to who found my poster again.

However, my friend who went on friday wasn't so lucky, some one swiped his video camea :cry:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: kam_islash on January 22, 2006, 12:38:45 PM
My opinion of a friend changed from respect to revolt.

I paid 20 bucks for a 4 pack of XS which Mister Chavez never delivered untuil the last day of fanime.

One day he said "I'll go get it" (from his room) 40 minutes later me and my pUerto Rican friend (codenamed Ataru) busted in his room and found him with 2 lolitas...IN HIS SKIVVIES!  Disgusting isnt it?

I had so much respect for the guy, too.

Got to admit it is cool how he converted a lesbian to a bisexual....

Other than that, I gave a way  so much pocky but didn't get a single date...:: sigh :: there's always next year
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Liars Dice on March 07, 2006, 08:33:59 AM
We was poor/hungry.
We had a sign that said, "will yaoi for cash."
Never again.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: deepbluevibes on March 07, 2006, 10:32:33 AM
forgot my drumsticks for drummania

got a picture drawn but forgot to pick it up

and i sat down and fell asleep around 8pm and someone put a paper on me saying "glomp me" and a really fat guy did ><
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sora on March 07, 2006, 10:33:31 AM
Not enough sleep. Slept through half of the cosplay competition last year because I was too tired. Missed out on watching all of Yaoi-con's first night of showing (as in Kyou Kara Maou!).
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: protocol7 on March 08, 2006, 12:19:02 PM
Quote from: "deepbluevibes"
forgot my drumsticks for drummania

got a picture drawn but forgot to pick it up

and i sat down and fell asleep around 8pm and someone put a paper on me saying "glomp me" and a really fat guy did ><


Heh, you're lucky, I feel asleep in a hotel lobby chair by accident and when I woke up my pre-reg badge was gone.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sora on March 08, 2006, 07:13:30 PM
Quote from: "protocol7"
Heh, you're lucky, I feel asleep in a hotel lobby chair by accident and when I woke up my pre-reg badge was gone.


Ooo, sucky. I also had an unwanted fanatic (of the character I was cosplaying) who I had to try to avoid for the whole con (at least from after I met her anyway).
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Rette on March 08, 2006, 10:10:05 PM
I accidentally ran a red light getting to the con. It was a really weird intersection and it wasn't obvious where I was supposed to stop. Nothing happened but it was extremely scary.

I spent all of my money really early on, and that included my food money. Luckily my friend let me work her table on artist's row and she paid me in food.

I was mistaken for a guy a few times... but I guess that wasn't so bad because it just meant I was crossplaying well.... right? (delusional)

My two friends and I were going to go to the all night Bleach marathon and I was all ready to go and I couldn't find them ANYWHERE. They weren't answering their cellphones either. I missed the beginning of the marathon desperately searching for them and I found them in that dance area with two drunk girls. When I approached and tried to talk to them one of the girls started yelling "No!" as if I were going to steal my friend away from her. Needless to say, I was extremely pissed off. I ended up just going to my hotel room and watching Lord of the Rings.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on March 08, 2006, 10:50:53 PM
Quote from: "kam_islash"
My opinion of a friend changed from respect to revolt.

I paid 20 bucks for a 4 pack of XS which Mister Chavez never delivered untuil the last day of fanime.

One day he said "I'll go get it" (from his room) 40 minutes later me and my pUerto Rican friend (codenamed Ataru) busted in his room and found him with 2 lolitas...IN HIS SKIVVIES!  Disgusting isnt it?

I had so much respect for the guy, too.

Got to admit it is cool how he converted a lesbian to a bisexual....

Other than that, I gave a way  so much pocky but didn't get a single date...:: sigh :: there's always next year


I was there that morning... Yea... That moment was mildly disturbing, now that I think about it... But was he really in bed with 2 loli? I thought it was just one... Or did the other one jump in after we showed up?

Meh... Who knows...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sygmus on March 22, 2006, 06:20:28 PM
I forgot to bring my Yu-Gi-Oh cards when I cosplayed as Weevil Underwood two years ago.  I also accidently missed Der Cosplay that year.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kuari on April 01, 2006, 05:37:15 PM
While taking a group picture. A FF person "accidentally" stabed  me in the arm with thier wooden prop and I started to bleed. I had to leave the shoot and clean my arm. :oops:
Title: The Boushi Curse
Post by: FiliKlepto on April 01, 2006, 07:00:28 PM
My novel of a rant:

I ran out of time pre-con to sew my boyfriend's Urahara hat  (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=506121).  And I wasn't going to see my roommate again (who owns the sewing machine) until we were at the con.  Well, Thursday night, we get everything into the hotel room, stuff is all over the place, and we can't find the hat.  Friday morning, the hat turns up in the middle of the chaos.  We are in a hurry to stand get in line for a space at the swap meet, and my rush to sew it, I not only bend the sewing needle, but I jam up and break a mechanism in the (brand new) sewing machine. *dies*

So we go down to the swap meet, and my boyfriend is wearing the hat, which is not finished.  I just attached all the unsewn fabric with pins.  We wait in line for HOURS, and don't even get a spot in the swap meet.  So at 11PM or so, we drive to my grandmother's house, which is about fifteen minutes from the con.  Her Singer is older than my dad, and I had to use a foot crank type thing, which is really difficult.  After that failed, I switched over to the electric foot pedal, which was slightly broken and would stop every few stitches.  I finally got a system going, but it involved my hand getting really raw, and I ended up bleeding.   :(

Somewhere in the middle of that sewing time, I managed to break one of the ceramic fixtures on the sewing machine, but luckily my grandma had a spare.  That still doesn't change the fact that I somehow broke two sewing machines in one day.  At 1AM, though, the hat was finally done... And so was I.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: DarkenedWings on April 01, 2006, 10:02:02 PM
Two of my friends got followed by this one fanboy last year.  Luckily, we have a lot of friends at the con, one of which was a group of boys, who hung out with us at the dance to guard us from the guy.  (He'd snuck up on us for like the third time and joined our dancing circle without asking... not really insulting so much as just reeeally freaky.)

Eventually we informed con staff about it.  They were really nice and helpful.  Unfortunately, our description of the guy (he was a volunteer, scarily) matched some other poor volunteer guy... and one of the staff members pulled him over to us and was like "is this him?"

He looked so scared.  XD  I felt bad.  But he was let off the hook immediately.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Nezumi on April 06, 2006, 05:06:16 AM
it sounds like a lot of people lose their badges. i think i'm ganna have to be the badge guard and make sure any lost badges get taken to lost and found, and since i never sleep, anyone sleeping in lobby or such i will either stash in my room or tell them to tuck their badge away *nodnodnodnod* i'm WAY too hyper and awake! *bounces* can't wait till Fanime!!!!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sora on April 06, 2006, 10:41:54 AM
A really bad thing that happened was that a friend of mine and me got stuck with sleeping on the chairs in the Marriott, after the two guys sharing our room took over the beds and trashed the room. I think that the friend who got stuck sleeping on chairs like me got damn tired of the two guys and kicked them out this year. Good thing too. I wouldn't be able to stand sleeping on those damn chairs again. Got stupid neck cramps afterwards.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PassingTheBuck on April 10, 2006, 07:35:49 PM
Quote from: "Edward Elric"
A really bad thing that happened was that a friend of mine and me got stuck with sleeping on the chairs in the Marriott, after the two guys sharing our room took over the beds and trashed the room. I think that the friend who got stuck sleeping on chairs like me got damn tired of the two guys and kicked them out this year. Good thing too. I wouldn't be able to stand sleeping on those damn chairs again. Got stupid neck cramps afterwards.


Hey, are you the one that I got a group of people to sing to, but the person in the chair didn't wake up, even when we all were screaming/singing at the top of our lungs?

Craige...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sora on April 10, 2006, 09:08:22 PM
Not very sure.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Punkre on April 24, 2006, 12:56:34 AM
Hmmm things that i have lost...
1 Dear Friend
2 Badges
3 Days with out sleep
400$ and i cant remeber what i bought, yea i think i have alot of manga now, but i dont think it was $400 worth of manga...wait let me recheck my invitory for what i bought.
Well this year should be better, im going with a new group of friends and hopefully wont lose what precious little sanity i have left,
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Saffy on April 27, 2006, 10:46:14 AM
Freak danced at Club Fanime.

...

I'm sorry.





Also, blew cash on goods I knew were overpriced, like $15 for an item that went for about $7 in Japan later that summer...

Exhibited strong antisocial qualities during the con. Did the same the year before.

Apparently, abandoned Rette. U_U Didn't know about the "No!" thing, sounds kinda funny now.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: the_Pink_Panther24 on May 11, 2006, 02:25:16 AM
After reading a few posts, i regard the SJ convention center (or atleast its stairwells) haunted. I, ALSO, fell down a small flight of stairs at fanime. it hurt.
ohhhh was there whining.
my poor room-mates. <3
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ROBO on May 17, 2006, 07:32:59 PM
ahhhhh lets see bought somethin+turned around+dropped it= it broke


lost a girlfriend do to the fact that there was a girl moaning my name in the backround while i was on the phone with my gf....sux
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Nyxyin on May 17, 2006, 10:06:28 PM
Quote from: "ROBO"
lost a girlfriend do to the fact that there was a girl moaning my name in the backround while i was on the phone with my gf....sux
LOL!  I'm sorry, but that's hilarious!
Besides, if she's that petty, you're way better off without her.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: pockystix on May 17, 2006, 10:14:50 PM
I came to Fanime... alone. For 3 days. :cry: At the tender age of 13.

There were some nice people I made casual talk with, but that's about it. I planned to meet with a friend, but she had to leave early and I didn't even leave the house yet because my brother dragged us behind.

That was the first time I went to Fanime, though. :o
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Rapture7thHomunculi on May 18, 2006, 02:27:53 AM
1. Spent four hours in the Dealer room, circling it, got ladden with tons of bags and almost died because it really was a LOT of bags.

2. Was forced too bring a friend who never left me along, wouldn't stop talking, bought the same things I did in the Dealers room, kept all my other friends away from me because she was annoying.

3. Paid WAY too much for an Edward Elric plushie but the guy was too convincing.

4. Bought four wonderful yaoi doujinshi of FMA with Havoc/Ed in it, but they all got taken away by my aunt and I never got them back. Thankfully she didn't tell my mother (who doesn't know about my thing for Yaoi) about it.

5. Had too keep going too the ATM's again and again and again and again like the Energizer bunny. ATM's also refused too give me my money. I have no idea why, (hotel) staff didn't do much when I complained.

6. Saw tons of cute guys but was too scared to strike up a conversation. (I was dissapointed in myself because of my shyness. It counts.)

7. I didn't originally intend too go too Music Fest so I didn't have time too change clothes and looked like I just crawled out of a dumpster. I rushed down too the auditorium and then waited in line but then the guy told me I needed my badge, which I didn't know. I had too run up too the hotel again, and then run over the tracks (scared too death that a train would kill me) and get into the auditorium. Doing all of this on an injured knee, I felt like I was going too die by the time the concert started. Didn't have enough money too buy ZZ stuff when I got there. The Mosh Pit was fun but the next day I couldn't walk right...

8. Couldn't go too the rave because my friends were too tired and I wanted too stay (and I'm the one with the bad knee. Ironic much?) but I wasn't going too stay there by myself so I left with them.

9. Staff person was cold too me. Why? I have no idea.

10. Had to leave Sunday afternoon when I wanted too stay till Monday.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sunara Ishi on May 18, 2006, 03:12:40 AM
Quote from: "the_Pink_Panther24"
I, ALSO, fell down a small flight of stairs at fanime. it hurt.

You're not the only one... >.> Man, the stairs are slippery in the auditurium where the cosplay was at... >.>
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sora on May 18, 2006, 08:47:53 AM
I just thought of something else that was bad that happened last year:

The guy who was supposed to be bringing my costume turned up late at the meeting place, which, in turn, made all the rest of us late. Then, I find out that the the sleeves on the gi were too damn long! Every time I sat down I would sit on them! It seriously got on my nerves after a while.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Megumi on May 24, 2006, 09:17:37 AM
Well, it's not too bad, but I lost the booklet from my L'arc en ciel first time mariner DVD that has all the lyrics ;_;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kazuko on May 24, 2006, 11:50:50 AM
x: i got glomped and fondled in the upper area at the same time

i call it glomondled

D:< it wasent cool on my part

and I lost a blue barret T^T
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: mDuo13 on May 24, 2006, 12:43:36 PM
My bike lights got stolen. Different lights, two different consecutive days.

Aside from that, I don't think all that many bad things happened to me at the con. Well, I guess I lost my 2005 badge, but it was sometime on the way back from the last day or something, so I never needed it again. Oh, and I got a little depressed at how few new people I met last year, after having such high hopes. In retrospect, that wasn't even true!

Although I think my bank account would attest to something bad happening to me at Fanime every year.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Liars Dice on May 26, 2006, 03:51:43 PM
[this year friday] My mom made me go home at 2:00pm.
T_T.
I was supposed to stay.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ILuvHeijiHattori on May 28, 2006, 12:24:03 AM
I fell off Stage Zero today trying to race people into singing Simple and Clean T^T
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Karisma Black on May 28, 2006, 01:39:49 AM
I spent $93 on a costume which no one took a picture of.
I got ditched and ended up curled up in the internet cafe at 1:30 am.
My sister attached herself to another random guy just like last year.

All in all... so far it is suckage.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Spiritsnare on May 28, 2006, 08:39:42 AM
Quote from: "Karisma Black"
I spent $93 on a costume which no one took a picture of.
I got ditched and ended up curled up in the internet cafe at 1:30 am.
My sister attached herself to another random guy just like last year.

All in all... so far it is suckage.


>.> I told you in chat that if you ever needed company, you could call me...

(disclaimer: gmontem if you make a smartass remark, i'll have kazuko kill you by purikura >.>)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: uBerLyNuMB on May 28, 2006, 02:49:39 PM
I made new friends! =D

But didnt get enough time to get contact info -________-;;;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Umi.Ryuuzaki on May 28, 2006, 09:17:22 PM
shouldnt we make a new fresh thread ^^?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kegan_Flame on May 28, 2006, 10:25:00 PM
Quote from: "uBerLyNuMB"
I made new friends! =D

But didnt get enough time to get contact info -________-;;;

For that, I couldve gotten a DS Lite getting to know him a "little" better o_O


ooo me 2! New friends!! (~~nummy guy at sat night dance~~)

but no contact info :(

The Chrno Crusade gathering was a bust, only 3 people showed...

had to leave sat night dance early cuz one of my friends that i was with was pissy cuz none of the gyz wanted to dance with her..

Had to leave Con around 5 on sun cuz my mom got sick :( plech

it was LOTS of fun though!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Black Kawaii Kitty on May 29, 2006, 05:08:34 PM
umm let's see here:
~Saiyuki gathering got canceled due to no attendance -.- Chrno Crusade was a semi-gathering I guess you could say ^_^;(what happened to all the Rosette's that said they were gonna go huh!?!?)
~some pervert photographer hugged me(which was ok) but then he wanted to kiss me >.<
~Left Musicfest very early due to the lack of enjoyment >.>
~roomates were rather "messy" @_@
~and I didn't make it to the Kingdom Hearts gathering because the swapmeet didn't start till 8 -.- so my sense of time got messed up and I completely forgot  :cry:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: KillingYouGuy on May 29, 2006, 06:00:09 PM
My voice got shot to hell during the masquerade, due to the fact that I just have to shout commentary at everything :D I also almost didn't get in. No photo ID. Luckily, I got vouched for, and all was good.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: IamTetsuo on May 29, 2006, 06:32:33 PM
I didn't get the cute asian girl's number I danced with at the rave.  I also seem to have forgotten her name...  :cry:

I developed a minor sore throat Friday night, but it was gone by sunday night.  Otherwise the con was pretty much non-stop awesome!  I'm so ready for next year!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: bahamutknightzero on May 29, 2006, 06:35:21 PM
Slight screw up during the skit I was in during the Masquerade (the one with the Sins and Ed from FMA), didn't get the chance to meet a friend of mine from Deviantart.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Arconna on May 29, 2006, 07:00:03 PM
Bad things...

Had to leave on Monday (today), about 4 hours early cause my lame friend wanted to 'get home', knowing full well that I'd been waiting a year for this to come again...not to mention we left early last year cause he's a bastard.  He was driving, so kinda had to listen, but figured he'd let me stay til the end, but noooooo.

Spent all my money, which is only bad because it was about 640 dollars, but there's a good side to that...got cool stuff :D.

I guess a bad thing is I always feel sort of out of place because this is the only anime con I've really gone to (second year in the row and still loving it)...this is mostly because I'm somewhat new to anime as well :S.  Getting into it, but you know, still so much stuff I haven't seen that gets brought up in conversation so I feel kinda lost and intimidated.  *shrugs*

Otherwise, pretty much a gooood con...

My friend left his pillow in our room...so that's the bad stuff on his end.
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Post by: dosukinuta4 on May 29, 2006, 07:01:50 PM
The con was awesome, but i never ate an ultimate bacon sandwich >_<
i forgot to bring bacon at all >0
but other than that, no problems for me XD
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Post by: Cerise on May 29, 2006, 07:05:08 PM
Good: I won the game show!
Bad: Apparantly I won the crappiest prize within 4 years!

 #-o
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Post by: RyuHayabusa on May 29, 2006, 07:07:06 PM
Quote from: "Cerise"
Good: I won the game show!
Bad: Apparantly I won the crappiest prize within 4 years!

 #-o


and that was the beavis and butthead do america dvd? XD
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Cerise on May 29, 2006, 07:16:16 PM
Quote from: "RyuHayabusa"
Quote from: "Cerise"
Good: I won the game show!
Bad: Apparantly I won the crappiest prize within 4 years!

 #-o


and that was the beavis and butthead do america dvd? XD

nope, that was the best prize. The girl who got third got that. I was the one who got that random shojo anime thing with 1 episode on it!
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Post by: Kazuko on May 29, 2006, 07:19:00 PM
D: bad things eww

hardly anyone showed up for the Psycho le cemu gathering it was kinda sad cause we had to make the tape short~ .____.

XP i nearly passed out for no reason

D:< MAN FAYE DIDNT SHOW~ same with Great Teacher largo
I had emotional stress and one of my skirts wasent done in time

my friends kept ditching me D: it wasent cool but thats ok cause i got to hang out with at least one and all of the forum peoples <33

but thats ok everything else was good
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: bahamutknightzero on May 29, 2006, 07:19:45 PM
Could've been worse..... you could've got an anime of Sammy Sosa.
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Post by: di3m05 on May 29, 2006, 07:23:00 PM
Quote from: "Kazuko"

D:< MAN FAYE DIDNT SHOW~ same with Great Teacher largo


OMG, yes. I'd been waiting all year for the GTL show! Does anyone know what happened to him?

Part of me is relieved that ManFaye didn't show up, but the other part of me is also kind of sad...

Let's see, bad things...

- The pre-registration desk had some problems with getting my friend's badge and she ended up having to get a paper badge instead

- I lost my badge in the E-gaming room, but luckily someone found it and I got it back

- The skin between my big toe and index toe got rubbed raw from walking around too much in wooden flipflops >.<; (not geta, mind you)
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Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on May 29, 2006, 07:26:56 PM
Hmmm.... Bad stuff that happened...

I didn't watch as much anime as I really would have liked, or got to see many of the panels...

My roommates were complete drama queens, two of them brought their personal problems into the con and one of them tried to bring down the whole con experience with him, basically, he was being a whiny little bitch... (No offense, but that's what it seemed like sometimes.)

No pics of me dressed as "L", probably from all the other gajillion different L's

My camera battery started to die the other night, and I had to stop taking pictures... Right through Sunday... My battery overheated and lost a little power... Damn that camera.

NO MAN-FAYE~~~!!!!
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Post by: Lisu on May 29, 2006, 08:00:18 PM
I believe I lost the one fanime shirt I got and one of those black cats from Gaia (though I'm hoping that my brother will have them in his bag when he gets home)

But....late Saturday, all Sunday, and today my spine has been itching to go *crack* ....music fest, random lines, walking (lots due to losing people and getting lost) and ugh....Kamijo event (story behind that one...). I can't find a comfortable position where it doesn't hurt.

Even then, nothing has made me think even close to negative about this con.  Most fun I've had all year+ half of last year.
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Post by: FanFicGuru on May 29, 2006, 08:16:48 PM
Two things kinda sucked:

1) Waiting over 2 and a half hours to get my sisters' their Saturday passes. I decided to show them around the Con with their friend, and they got there around 10...and the line was unbelievable. I had pre regged, but still...there were like 3 lines that were over 175 people long each...crazy long lines.

2) Wanted to go to Rick myers panel on Sunday night, but it got moved around or something, so I wasn't able to see it. LOSE!

Other than that, I had a great time!
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Post by: Touya no Miko on May 29, 2006, 08:17:58 PM
Hmmm, where should I start?

Saturday:

-Walked around the con in 4 inch mary jane shoes. For awhile I had to walk around in no shoes, because my feet were really sore.
-Didn't get many pictures taken of me on Saturday. I worked really hard on my outfit too ;_;.
-Couldn't make it to Musicfest, because I was so exhausted
-Waited an hour for Kamijo mini-live
-People kept bumping into my wings!
-Missed half of Kamijo's mini-live cause my feet hurt so bad from standing.
-Lost the KWOON shirt I bought.
-for some reason didn't have the urge to buy tons of stuff from the dealers room.
-By the end of the day, I started to feel a little sick. Must have caught it from someone.

Sunday:

-Felt pretty sick, but went anyway despite my health.
-The buttons on my coat kept getting caught onto my fishnet shorts
-By the end of the day, the fishnet shorts of my Anko costume were completely trashed.
-Waited in line for Kamijo's autograph, but the staff said he was only gonna sign his CD and the issue of Cure Magazine with him in it and I had neither of those.
-Naruto gathering wasn't as big as it use to be.
-Couldn't get the FMA cosplay costume, because it didn't fit. ;_;
-Waited in line for Der cosplay, even though it was blazing hot!
-Had to leave der cosplay early, because my mom had to pick me up.
-Stood in the cold, waiting for my mom, while wearing nothing but shorts, fishnet, a sports bra, and a coat that wasn't very warm.

Monday:

-Felt even more sick than before, but still went.
-Felt really hot while walking around con. After all, I was crossplaying. I had to wear two sports bras and masking tape, just to flatten my boobs. And I was wearing a long sleeved shirt.
-Didn't wear any socks with my tennis shoes, so I got a blister on my foot.
-Was really bored.
-Became broke by the end of the day.
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Post by: Karisma Black on May 29, 2006, 09:14:50 PM
Quote from: "Touya no Miko"
-Didn't get many pictures taken of me on Saturday. I worked really hard on my outfit too ;_;.


Could be worse. Only one person--in the entire two days total that I wore the outfit--took a picture of me.

Very very unhappy about that.
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Post by: Chun on May 29, 2006, 09:19:51 PM
-Didn't get a Fanime 06 T-Shirt

LOST MY NANOHA MEGAMI AND NANOHA ARTBOOK. orz

55 and Fate-chan  :cry:

Life goes on... but I was really depressed. If you saw a sign that said "I lost a bag here, call XXX XXX-XXXX, that was mine.

Lost it while dancing Hare Hare Yukai for money. Needed to buy my sis a present for her birthday and forgot.
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Post by: Umi.Ryuuzaki on May 29, 2006, 09:23:01 PM
Well, I could list some bad things, but they were mainly personally ones that were a bit wee silly (/gg drama at a con...waste of time and interfers with con fun) =P

The only few bad things that happened to me was: Not eating enough, resting often and getting sick. Getting sick by sunday sucked hella hardcore. First time i've gotten sick at a con too lol, but by monday, I was "done".

Now, on the sick thing, either my eyes deceived me or what, but I noticed quite a few people getting sick. Something in the air perhaps? I know a few of my staff got sick and anyone entering E-Gaming areas kinda looked sick.
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Post by: Gwydion on May 29, 2006, 09:32:21 PM
Only bad thing really ('sides not having a room thanks to not finding anyone to go with me ::pouts::) was I lost my old badges from 03 and 05 when they broke off the string they were clipped to. Knew I shouldn't have kept them on the same plastic tag, as it was 3-4 years old. So that's really my fault.

But...did anyone find old badges with the fan name of Gwydion on them? Anyone? ^^
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Post by: Mijuku on May 29, 2006, 10:35:38 PM
I remember someone finding an old badge by video room 1, it was an '05 con badge.  Did you try checking ConOps?
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 29, 2006, 10:45:04 PM
a lot of people were standing on my costume. ;_;
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Post by: Barnes on May 29, 2006, 11:06:02 PM
-My ankles have been hurting since Saturday. They still hurt now. I'm grabbing some ice.
-My roommate left me behind to take care of our bags and stuff (he went to the SSBM tourney, which I dropped out of). That made me :evil:  Ugh.
-Half the stuff I wanted to do I either had to cancel or arrive late for cause of my rommates and meetings and the like.
-I was rude to someone on Stage Zero and I owe her an apology. I wasn't thinking good at the time and I regret saying it ](*,)
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Post by: AnimeEmperor on May 29, 2006, 11:29:10 PM
Bad:
-My sunglasses may have been stolen by hotel maids (still unpacking, but doubtful i'll find them).
-I missed "Hot To Talk To Girls" which I feel I really needed to go to.
-I missed the Detective Conan movies I wanted to check out because I fell asleep watching Bleach.
-On the last day I awoke screaming due to an extremely intense leg cramp thanks to a busy night before.
-I woke up my roomies with previously mentioned screams.
-I didn't talk to an Envy I liked as much as I wanted.
-I didn't get to touch a girl.
-I didn't buy any DVD's.
-I paid $4 more on a Kakashi plushie than I had to.
-I only ate stale peanut butter sandwhiches and pringles the entire con.

Good:

-I was at Fanime 2006
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Post by: 100% BEEF on May 30, 2006, 12:46:03 AM
the bad:
-no GGXX tourney
-missed the GGXX gathering
-my group and I only wore our GGXX cosplays one day
-got dragged into retarded late night antics, lol :?
-annoying weapon policy

the good:
-Fanime '06 kicked ass overall
-fairly well organized con
-game room had import Samurai Spirits and GGXX/ arcade WOOT! :D
-pretty much zero drama with all my roomies

On a side note, was the stalking issues really bad this year or is this the norm for Fanime? It seems like there are a lot of complaints.
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Post by: platinum edge on May 30, 2006, 03:07:48 AM
Good things that happened:
-  Actually had pictures taken of me this year (went as KH1 Riku).
-  Got to talk with the Kwoon/Undercut people.
-  Got picked as a volunteer out of the crowd at the Stunt Demo in the Artists' Gallery.
-  Hung out with my friends.
-  Saw a few Fanime board members (Ryu, gmontem, ect...)

Bad things that happened:
-  Missed out on the KH gathering because I was making the Riku costume.
-  Got jumped/bum-rushed by a group of fangirls because of said Riku costume.
        -->  said group swarmed in a mass of ~10
        -->  said group had BO to the point that I couldn't breathe (SHOWERING AT LEAST ONCE A DAY NEEDS TO BE A RULE AT FANIME!!!!!!)
        -->  the group scared me and the general population
-  Injured myself trying to escape from said rabid fangirls...bad times...
-  Forgot to bring my camera...nuts...
-  Accomplished no work during Fanime (I am so royally screwed these next few weeks).
-  Missed out on a couple of pannels...

But overall, it was fun.  Hope to be back next year.
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Post by: Finni on May 30, 2006, 05:28:30 AM
As an artist in the Art Row, I figured leaving a paper guestbook in the room overnight would be safe, as it really was just a sheet of paper that I asked people to leave their websites and doodle on.  I came back to find that someone had ripped a big chunk of it out.  Fun.
Cosplaying in knee-high boots that aren't mine resulted in several new ankle scars.  Fwee.  It might be because I tried playing Twister in them.
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Post by: zoupzuop2 on May 30, 2006, 09:09:42 AM
I ended up withdrawing all that I had in my name. All $130 of it.
Needless to say, I was silent for the last two hours of the con before I had to make my way back to the Diridon Station.

Things I need to do next time:

Other than that... it was an excellent first con. If I can (more likely now, since I'll be getting a job this summer), I'll work on coming again next year!
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Post by: YoureMyHiro on May 30, 2006, 09:48:56 AM
Only really bad thing that happened to me con and it was a first for me was being physically threatened for winning in the E-Gaming room.
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Post by: Magical Senpai on May 30, 2006, 10:15:41 AM
-Fanime 06 Butt Racing Grand Prix didn't work out as well as I hoped.

-I hurt my foot on Sunday night, so most of monday was spent limping around the con.
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Post by: ZETA SHINTANi on May 30, 2006, 12:47:22 PM
On the Friday night dance, I was breaking in the circle my friend (Emerge) and I made. I was pretty sloppy... thought I'd do better.

This guy also kicked me when we were doing capoeira. Didn't know how to really play capo  :cry:
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Post by: mDuo13 on May 30, 2006, 01:02:01 PM
- I spent a couple times as much on food than in the dealer's room. >_<

- My badge fell off in the dance. However, it appeared at Con Ops just a couple hours later, thank goodness. My friend's badge, which vanished around the same time or maybe a little earlier, sadly did not.

- I kind of botched my cosplay on Friday by not having the right color hair. I fixed it for Sunday and Monday though. (I was in street clothes on Saturday.)

- I didn't manage to play anything in the tabletop gaming room, which was a favorite hangout in previous years. I guess that's mostly because this year's was in an awful room.

In other words: very few bad things.
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Post by: Emerge on May 30, 2006, 01:22:18 PM
left my toothbrush/toothpaste in hotel room -_-;
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Post by: Elysium on May 30, 2006, 01:24:29 PM
I'm afraid I'm one of the unlucky people whose digital camera batteries died during the con. Luckily, I only had to wait 2 hours for it to fully charge again!

The elevator lobby on the 2nd floor of the hilton smelled like dirty sock and ass by the 3rd day. I almost vomited...

Other than that...being groped up the wazzuu by rabid fangirls at the yaoi bingo/pictionary... but that was kinda fun!
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Post by: Mordyan on May 30, 2006, 03:28:30 PM
The only bad thing that happned to me was that the shoes I was wearing for my cosplay gave me a huge blister on the bottom of my right foot. I spent 2 days limping around the con.

Other than that it was awesome.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Elysium on May 30, 2006, 03:33:05 PM
Quote from: "Mordyan"
The only bad thing that happned to me was that the shoes I was wearing for my cosplay gave me a huge blister on the bottom of my right foot. I spent 2 days limping around the con.

Other than that it was awesome.


Come to think of it, I had the same problem. My boots were used for both my male and my crossplay outfit. BOY HOWDY!!! does the back of my foot hurt. Ya'know, right above your heel where your tendon is? Rubbed off raw. I know now that I'll be getting one of those blister pads that prevent that kind of stuff...
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Post by: Kazuko on May 30, 2006, 04:50:48 PM
x: i thought of more bad things that happened~

-Half of my money was stolen >____< I was so maaaaad OMG im glad they didnt steal my credit card

-I got a a bruise on my thigh for no reason x:

-I didnt get alot of sleep XD but that normaly is expected

-I almost threw up after eating x:
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Post by: DayDreamerNessa on May 30, 2006, 05:12:05 PM
the worse was --> -stalkers, one guy in particular really creeped the hell out of me, especially since he'd come up to me when my bf was away from me and try to talk to me. There is a serious need of a panel that informs people how to be at conventions ie: be curtious of everyone, don't stalk people, and take showers etc....

-wore heels the entire weekend

-one of my cosplays gave me a huge bump on the top of my head and is still there ~_~
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Akaihari on May 30, 2006, 05:15:19 PM
How much money I owe now.
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Post by: Zouri on May 30, 2006, 05:39:56 PM
Bad:
- I lost my necklace. (But it is being returned, so I'll only have to wait for a little while.)
- A lot of my friends left early, but there's nothing I can do about that.
- Threatened in E-Gaming room.
- Didn't have cosplay ready.  :cry:

Good:
- Everything else, pretty much.

What I learned: I need to be more careful with my stuff. I'm just lucky that my necklace was found. Oh, and to pack a little lighter. Carrying all my stuff was a bit of a pain.
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Post by: Sora on May 30, 2006, 06:10:20 PM
I lost my comb. And, the bobby pins I was using to pin my wig went missing, except for one. Then, my costume started falling apart, as there was a big hole in the trench coat and one of the buttons on the belt fell off and went missing, while the other fell off on one side while on the other side it was still attached. Now, I can't find my jump drive! (which I brought to the con)

And, there was quite a bit of drama happening around me.
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Post by: Shi_Musouka on May 30, 2006, 06:27:32 PM
1. Some personal drama rose up and killed the happy mood.
2. Fan-Boy funk in the Dance rooms sucked. *pukes*
3. Missed out on good Masquerade seating because I arrived at my staff post late and didn't get a chance to reserve a Masquerade seat.
4. I wasn't able to spent a lot because I wasn't expecting such a high hotel tax so I ended up loaning more money from my parents.
5. I had a really bad stomachache when I left Masquerade. Even food didn't make it better.
6. My roomate's attempts to pack my room with unwanted guests to cut down on the hotel cost displeased a majority of my friends.
7. There wasn't a lot of good food. Eating nothing but noodles and McDonalds for 3 days straight sucks.

I'll edit later...
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Post by: Jyunishinsho on May 30, 2006, 06:28:57 PM
My 2006 BAD Report:

I lost my pool cue and pool cue case.

My plans didn't go thru:
Fashion Show
Karaoke
GTL panel
Didn't "hang out" with Meli
Didn't meet up with Tearra

Loss of large amounts of money

Face is now messed up from Yaoi Pictionary

Back is too sore

My dark silver necklace broke

Didn't beat Akai Suzu

Didn't sing Akai Suzu

Malnutrition, but that's my fault. ^^

Gaia luck isn't so good


Oh well, there is always AX. This time, I won't plan to do anything.
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Post by: Nanashi on May 30, 2006, 07:42:17 PM
Good:
-Me and my Ninja posse were Kickin' ass and Chewin' bubble gum (Running around and doing nothing, pretty much) on sunday and monday.
-We also got some fans, mostly female.

Bad:
-I think I might have given one of the girls the wrong phone number... X_X

If you saw a posse of 4-6 T-shirt Ninja's wearing rice-picker hats (except for one wearing a Coo's Cap and one wearing all white with a Dejiko Cap), then that was us.
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Post by: xxxplizit (pogi1kenobi) on May 30, 2006, 10:10:34 PM
Let's see:

-Eating 911 Challenge Chicken Wings and felt unconscious for a while!
-Perforiming in the DDR Freestyle Exhibition on Saturday and felt the 911 Chciekn Wing eruption.  I nearly barfed!
-Scraped my knees when spearing someone with a glomp sign...umm, spearing people does count as a glomp, right? :?:
-Lack of food.
-Spending over $350+ overall!  I went beyond spending limit.  Guess I have to pay my bills somehow. :(
-Lack of sleep!
-Being too late to compete in tournaments!  My fault for being last minute.

That is all for now.
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Post by: Asa_Gohan on May 30, 2006, 10:14:20 PM
Lemme see....
-Lack of Sleep
-Lost my FLCL Beanie
-They lost my badge so I got the cheap one instead T_T
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Post by: rctan9 on May 30, 2006, 10:43:17 PM
Hmm...

-I wanted a plushie that I only saw at one booth for like $18, so as soon as dealer's room opened I sprinted there to get it, and 10 minutes later I found a booth that had one for $9...

-Everybody in my group EXCEPT for me wanted to leave the masquerade b/c of the long line, so I ended up MISSING it... That really ruined my Sunday.

-On Monday at the dealers room, I bought the whole set of KH figurines from Jungle Collecter's, and when I bought it I asked them if they would sell me their display case. They said yes, and to come back at 3 pm to pick it up. When I came back to pick it up, they gave me the display case with their old figurines in it, which is Bull b/c I specifically told them I only wanted the display case and NOT the figurines inside of them. I wanted my own seperate set of figures in their original boxes because I planned for it to be a gift, BUT now all i have are dusty alrdy opened ones.
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Post by: Megumi on May 30, 2006, 11:02:44 PM
1) I was supposed to meet up with D-Hime who I met at tofu records forum at 1pm on sat. but I ended up forgetting and I felt hella bad.
2) Didn't make it into the finals for the karaoke contest, prolly cuz I was so worried about not making it without coreogpraphy and that I'd lose to the cute Chii chick...stupid me...
3) The thing that makes every girl wish they were a guy...
4) My shoes hurt like hell to walk around in....so half the time I was barefoot
5) People kept stepping on my gravity defying ribbons (I was lucus clyne for whoever wants to know) so it would hurt my arm like hell because i had them conencted to the rings which were secured on my arm with hollywood fashion tape, which is SUPER sticky and I got a really bad bruise due to people stepping on my ribbon.
5) While wearing my konoka costume outside, the wind blew a lot (classic Anime moment right there) and I had to do my best to hold it down ><
6) Every time I went into the hotel room i'd think I lost my key but it would always be in my purse wedged between something.
7) My voice got hella shot from screaming so much at Gakufest (I was in the way front, standing).
8) I coudln't get really good clear pictures at Gakufest ;_; but some is better than none...
9) I missed pre-reg for fanime '07 because i didnt' leave my hotel room till about 11 or 11:30 and didn't hear any announcement about it and then me and Joni Roketto Dan (Johnny rocket team-I call my friends and I since we eat at johnny rockets every year while at fanime, it's a tradition) went to johnny rockets for breakfast so missed pre-reg...
10)Coudln't find ANY of Tamaki Nami's NEW singles (they only had her new album. dammnit)
11) I cried SO HARD during the Fruits Basket AMV to the song "you'll be in my heart" that I didn't get to see the end of it (but then they reshowed it at the masquerade and I DID see the end cuz I didn't cry that time! yay!)

Yay! I finally got to post about horrible crap that happened to me at Fanime :D I shoudlnt' be happy about that...but it's fun to share the bad crap that went down.
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Post by: Oopymmas2 on May 30, 2006, 11:05:07 PM
I only lost my hotel room, which wasn't so bad, because I ran into a really sexy man, who I ended up hanging out for the rest of the con... *grins*
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Post by: Rette on May 30, 2006, 11:12:56 PM
One of my friends started acting like a total asshole for no good reason what-so-ever.
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Post by: otakuapprentice on May 30, 2006, 11:37:17 PM
bad things? hmm, let me see...

-missed the fanime BB dinner
-didnt buy alot of stuff in the dealers' room
-was dissappointed of the lack of Death Note merch. in the dealers room
-forgot to buy Dir en Grey concert DVD
-left toothbrush in hotel room
-missed SURVIVE STYLE 5+ and The Great Yokai War screenings in video rooms
-forgot to sing in the karaeoke room sunday night
-missed the GTL panel
-missed the 'whose line' show on saturday @ stage zero
-missed the Guilty Gear gathering, but was at the post-GG gathering, so that made up for it

...thats all i can think of at the moment
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Post by: ZETA SHINTANi on May 30, 2006, 11:37:23 PM
I forgot to mention this:

I was in my cosplay as Ayame from Tenchu, and so this guy was like wondering if I was a ninja. He called out his three friends who were all girls and they all attacked me and pretty much raped me.

Bad idea.

My girl was there watching the whole ordeal and that basically ruined her whole night, watching me getting glomped to the floor by some random ugly girls.

Wish she knew that I had no planning in that...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: XpHoBiaX on May 30, 2006, 11:57:07 PM
I sprained my ankle, and still can't walk. it may havea hairline fracture. It's blue and purple. o__o''

Funniest thing was that I was leaning on the opposite leg, and fell over on the left leg. XD I don't even know how that happened, I just suddenly lost my balance. I don't blame my platform boots though, cuz they didn't cuase the 'accident'. My ankle would have snapped if I had fallen in different shoes. I've never had that happen in those boots cuz I can dance, run and jump in them without getting hurt. I guess it was the 'ghost of sudden klutzyness'.

So yeah...i'm all "friggen owch!" But it was worth it!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: mDuo13 on May 31, 2006, 12:17:01 AM
Chun, I feel really bad that you didn't find a present for your sister. I meant to give you a donation for dancing or something (con staff be damned) but didn't really have money at the time I saw you. =(
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: milkmandan on May 31, 2006, 12:35:33 AM
got my ass totaly kicked in DOTA tourney.
boy that was an experience ;)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Chun on May 31, 2006, 12:46:09 AM
Quote from: "mDuo13"
Chun, I feel really bad that you didn't find a present for your sister. I meant to give you a donation for dancing or something (con staff be damned) but didn't really have money at the time I saw you. =(


It's ok, don't worry about it. I ended up giving her a few trading cards and that card with the "Priss Trailer" on it. It was enough for her.

If no one has any idea what Duo is talking about, on Monday around 11AM-12PM, I was carrying a laptop with SOS-dan headband on, offering to dance for 1$ or teach it to you for 3$ total. It was an attempt to raise money so I could get a plushie for my sister (I forgot her birthday was the day after), but failed as the staff told me off in the middle.

I made only 3 dollars.

~Chun
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: alkaline on May 31, 2006, 01:12:48 AM
I actually had a really easy going time, but~

Bad
- Spilling a drink all over myself within the first 5 minutes of the "Damn You Internets!" panel, while trying to demonstrate to the audience what. . well, nevermind about that. I was sticky for the rest of the panel! Err. . right!

- Missing my spot on the "Your Princess is in Another Employment Line" panel by being too anxious to cosplay on Friday.

- Missing my chance to interview the Rooster Teeth guys for the above reason.

- Not being able to play a proper Makoto due to the gigantic radius of the 3rd Strike sticks.

Good

- This image answers most  :D

(http://www.gigapress.com/pix/fanime/accomplished.jpg)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: fanartist on May 31, 2006, 01:30:16 AM
Nothing really bad happened as far as I know, but there were some things I might have liked to change....

Bad Things:
1) I lost a sandwich to the fruit flies in the Artist's Row D:
2) During the dance on Sunday, a guy asked me to dance with him, and I sorta... ran away after a minute >>; (If you're out there, SORRY!! ;^; I'm not good dancing with strangers)
3) The batteries in my digital camera ran out on Sunday T^T
4) My large Bleach Movie poster sold for $40, but the fees added up to $45 (printing/gallery/other fees)

Good Things:
1) Actually made a profit on art sales :D
2) Ran around like crazy, thus getting lots of exercize
3) Played Houki Boshi on someone's keyboard, and people came by to listen.
4) First con EVAR and had SO MUCH FUN >w<
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: youngjediboy on May 31, 2006, 02:02:34 AM
Good:

I made it to Fanime!
Wasn't planning to go, but the last time I went as in 2004.. and I had the day off, so why not?


Bad:

I only went on Monday.. the last day... and it just felt deserted... :(
I barely got to take any pictures... barely saw any cosplayers... and the only pictures I liked out of the few I took are of this really cute girl holding a sign asking people in the hallway for Pocky (though she was probably too young anyway, so that's a negative).
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: E-Chan on May 31, 2006, 12:26:08 PM
Quote from: "PassingTheBuck"
Quote from: "Nina Star 9"
the marriot stairs at midnight are creepy for a 15-year-old girl to be on, alone, all the way up to the 14th floor... >.<
umm... tha tis about it. XD


My suggestion for you next year is stop by ConOps or Rovers and ask for an escort up the stairs.  Personally, I would have done it, except I'm too old, too fat, too balding and too blind to be walking up 14 flights of stairs.

Yeah, that'd be the kind of thing where we'd advise you to either
1. Take the Elevator, not the stairs, crowded or no.
2. Stop by Rover base and request an escort
3. Grab a friend and make them go with you.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: AbsolutelyCursed on May 31, 2006, 02:32:12 PM
The only bad thing that happened to me was that I lost hearing in my right ear (happened at Music Fest - standing so close to the stage - my fault).

*edit - It's all good, the hearing did come back
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Astro on May 31, 2006, 02:51:53 PM
Quote from: "alkaline"
(http://www.gigapress.com/pix/fanime/accomplished.jpg)

Dude, you are seriously a pretty man. You didn't set off my "It's a man!" radar. Skillz, yo!

My worst experience at the con was the smell of some of the con-goers.
That really can't be avoided though.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: pchan on May 31, 2006, 03:05:09 PM
Quote from: "platinum edge"
.... (SHOWERING AT LEAST ONCE A DAY NEEDS TO BE A RULE AT FANIME!!!!!!)


I sooo agree!! And change into CLEAN - non-smelly clothes, too.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Megumi on May 31, 2006, 03:18:01 PM
Okay, this isn't something bad that happend to me, but to othere people.

My friend who I was supposed to meet up with but never got to, told me that she and her group of friends were the only people that went to Goofy Style's autograph session on sunday. :( That makes me sad 'cuz I like them and I want them to come back...but if stuff like this happens what if they're discouraged and don't want to come back? :( I want to go to the session but my friends wanted to do other things and I didn't know when or whwere it was at ;_;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Mai-chan on May 31, 2006, 04:26:52 PM
The worst thing: it's over.

  But hey, next year!

  (That, and one elitist is one f&%*ing elitist too many. But hey, con was still awesome.)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Elysium on May 31, 2006, 05:31:52 PM
Quote from: "Jyunishinsho"
My 2006 BAD Report:

Face is now messed up from Yaoi Pictionary

Oh well, there is always AX. This time, I won't plan to do anything.


What happened to your face at yaoi pictionary?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: E-Chan on May 31, 2006, 10:37:07 PM
Quote from: "pchan"
Quote from: "platinum edge"
.... (SHOWERING AT LEAST ONCE A DAY NEEDS TO BE A RULE AT FANIME!!!!!!)


I sooo agree!! And change into CLEAN - non-smelly clothes, too.

SECONDED! (And third-ed by my friend here... (the one who's sitting next to me reading over my shoulder and cackling about being mentioned right now))
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Oopymmas2 on May 31, 2006, 10:49:28 PM
Quote from: "E-Chan"
Quote from: "pchan"
Quote from: "platinum edge"
.... (SHOWERING AT LEAST ONCE A DAY NEEDS TO BE A RULE AT FANIME!!!!!!)


I sooo agree!! And change into CLEAN - non-smelly clothes, too.

SECONDED! (And third-ed by my friend here... (the one who's sitting next to me reading over my shoulder and cackling about being mentioned right now))


your friend's a stinky con-goer?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: alkaline on May 31, 2006, 11:03:52 PM
Quote from: "Astro"
Quote from: "alkaline"
(http://www.gigapress.com/pix/fanime/accomplished.jpg)

Dude, you are seriously a pretty man. You didn't set off my "It's a man!" radar. Skillz, yo!

My worst experience at the con was the smell of some of the con-goers.
That really can't be avoided though.


Haha! Thanks! Sorry for "immortalizing" you via jpg, but it was too good  :D

The only con-stink experience I had was someone who was obviously a chain smoker and got in the same elevator as myself. I know a lot of folks that smoke but. . yeesh. It practically knocked me out.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Shinigami on May 31, 2006, 11:14:28 PM
Bad things:

- MusicFest having such a small crowd, and the Masquerade being packed full of people
- Getting blisters on my feet from the boots I was wearing all weekend
- Creepy people
- I didn't go to the dance because it was giving off a stink-aura
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on May 31, 2006, 11:20:45 PM
After 3 hours of sleeping, driving 2 hours down to Fanime, working a 20 hour shift, 4 hours of sleep, another 10 hour shift, rinse and repeat.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: E-Chan on May 31, 2006, 11:28:58 PM
Quote from: "Oopymmas2"
Quote from: "E-Chan"
Quote from: "pchan"
Quote from: "platinum edge"
.... (SHOWERING AT LEAST ONCE A DAY NEEDS TO BE A RULE AT FANIME!!!!!!)


I sooo agree!! And change into CLEAN - non-smelly clothes, too.

SECONDED! (And third-ed by my friend here... (the one who's sitting next to me reading over my shoulder and cackling about being mentioned right now))


your friend's a stinky con-goer?

Not stinky. *shakes head* I'd make them shower.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PixieCat on May 31, 2006, 11:31:30 PM
Good things: Meh, it was fun!

Bad Things: Creepy perv numbers were waaayyy up. I used to consider bringing my little bro to Fanime, but now, I just don't trust the con enough to let him wander around. Fanime's large numbers have always made me feel uneasy, but this year, I felt downright unsafe at Fanime...even with friends.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: G.I.R on May 31, 2006, 11:51:13 PM
Quote from: "E-Chan"
Quote from: "pchan"
Quote from: "platinum edge"
.... (SHOWERING AT LEAST ONCE A DAY NEEDS TO BE A RULE AT FANIME!!!!!!)


I sooo agree!! And change into CLEAN - non-smelly clothes, too.

SECONDED! (And third-ed by my friend here... (the one who's sitting next to me reading over my shoulder and cackling about being mentioned right now))


Personaly, I thoght the Funk wasn't as bad this year (but I was only able to attend thru Saturday  :(  )  But for those who still need education...
http://forums.fanime.com/viewtopic.php?t=4808
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Oopymmas2 on May 31, 2006, 11:58:26 PM
Quote from: "PixieCat"
Good things: Meh, it was fun!

Bad Things: Creepy perv numbers were waaayyy up. I used to consider bringing my little bro to Fanime, but now, I just don't trust the con enough to let him wander around. Fanime's large numbers have always made me feel uneasy, but this year, I felt downright unsafe at Fanime...even with friends.


Really? I didn't feel scared... i felt right at home actually...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PixieCat on June 01, 2006, 12:06:42 AM
Quote from: "Oopymmas2"


Really? I didn't feel scared... i felt right at home actually...


It kinda depends on how late you're there. Weird people come out at night during Fanime...I've been followed on more than one occasion, (and yes, this incident was reported to security, who is incredibly wonderful and helpful at Fanime). My friend was propositioned for sex from a complete stranger, and this weird guy kept popping up time after time, no matter how much I tried to lose him. Not the best expierence...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Oopymmas2 on June 01, 2006, 12:13:59 AM
Quote from: "PixieCat"
Quote from: "Oopymmas2"


Really? I didn't feel scared... i felt right at home actually...


It kinda depends on how late you're there. Weird people come out at night during Fanime...I've been followed on more than one occasion, (and yes, this incident was reported to security, who is incredibly wonderful and helpful at Fanime). My friend was propositioned for sex from a complete stranger, and this weird guy kept popping up time after time, no matter how much I tried to lose him. Not the best expierence...


Um, I was around most of the night...and the morning. I didn't find anything wrong... whatever. I guess it depends on what you were wearing, how you looked, how old you looked, and who you were hanging out with..
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PixieCat on June 01, 2006, 12:24:55 AM
Quote from: "Oopymmas2"


Um, I was around most of the night...and the morning. I didn't find anything wrong... whatever. I guess it depends on what you were wearing, how you looked, how old you looked, and who you were hanging out with..


I was in my cosplay outfit (Luna from Lunar), its not skimpy or skanky, I'm 18 (19 in 48 hours) and look my age. And I was hanging out in a group, albeit, an all-female group. Guess I just drew the unlucky straw.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Raydere on June 01, 2006, 05:03:14 PM
- Radiant Silvergun = 9 lives per credit. I understand that there are people who want to try the game and that this game is hard, but I feel as if I could just BS my way through.  These days I like my games at the default settings (for scrolling shooters that's usually 3 lives and normal difficulty).
- Some level of odor, as expected.
- Only 1 game vendor in the Dealer's Room, and they charged $55 for New SMB! Trizeal for $70 isn't bad given that it's a Japanese release (I've paid $70 for DoDonPachi dai-ou-jou and $70-80 for Beatmania IIDX games) but $55 for an American DS game is not right.
- I missed the closing ceremony because it wasn't clearly announced.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: iamTheMe on June 01, 2006, 05:43:08 PM
Some dealer cursed out my bf because he offered him 2$ for some cellphone stickers, it was right when the room was closing on monday.

oh, and it was the big dealer right by the entrance with all the manga at 20% off.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Jyunishinsho on June 02, 2006, 12:11:13 AM
Quote from: "Elysium"
Quote from: "Jyunishinsho"
My 2006 BAD Report:

Face is now messed up from Yaoi Pictionary

Oh well, there is always AX. This time, I won't plan to do anything.


What happened to your face at yaoi pictionary?


Okay. Put bluntly:

I was on the ground after I "German Suplexed" hugged one of the bishounen. Someone screamed bishie pile, and before I know it, one of the bishounen did a diving body splash on my face. Mind you I was wearing glasses.

Right now, my face as a visible red mark under the left eye and two scratchlike scars between my eyes. Good times. Good times.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Leishu on June 02, 2006, 12:12:25 AM
Gwah! I feel so bad about that!!

*the Suplexed one*

Forgive me? ;_;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: otakuapprentice on June 02, 2006, 12:14:11 AM
damn. just damn. i hope you get better soon, Jyun.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: AMKestrel on June 02, 2006, 03:22:34 AM
Quote from: "FanFicGuru"
Two things kinda sucked:
2) Wanted to go to Rick myers panel on Sunday night, but it got moved around or something, so I wasn't able to see it. LOSE!


I'll be posting my transcripts of the panels I attended to a new thread tomorrow after work; one of the panels I took notes for was the Ric Meyers panel.  I know it's not as good as actually getting to see it, but at least you'll have an idea of the material he covered.  ^_^;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: AMKestrel on June 02, 2006, 03:25:23 AM
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
My cameras ran out of room to take cosplay pics of...i've taken over 250 pics on my digital camcorder and my digital camera could only take 10...and sadly I didn't had the other memory card with me...


Hm.  Given that we had free WiFi this year, and an Internet Lounge, I wonder if it would make sense for the staff to set up a computer in the Internet Lounge with a built-in flash card reader, so that people could upload their pictures to Flickr or other online photo sharing sites--that way, if their flash card gets full, they could upload their pictures to their online account, then empty their flashcard and go back to taking more photos.

Or would that just open up too many potential liability issues?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ADORABLEAZN06 on June 02, 2006, 07:32:36 AM
i spend all of my money on figures
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ADORABLEAZN06 on June 02, 2006, 07:33:53 AM
but i like it anyways, the fim and video room is great..epecially the bleach marathon! so many people watched them, so exciting :D
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: kam_islash on June 02, 2006, 10:21:16 AM
Good:
-Met new people
-Got to talk to this girl i like from my school, got a little closer i think
-Made people happy with pocku

Bad:
1: Forgot my camera
2: And there was a winged elf
3: And a Nina Windia
4: 2 and 3 further compunded the badness of 1
5: No sleep
6: Started hallucinating and talking to random people
7: I look creepy when I dont shave or sleep or bathe.
8: Disorganized staff
9: Too many damned lolis...hardly any girls over teh age of 18, and none of them were single.  I mean im not likely to get brave enough to tell that person im in love with her, so I have to try and find someone else....
10: Hardly made any money from my massage business...BUT it did buy me a few hamburgers :)

Lesson learned: ALWAYS GET A HOTEL ROOM!
This has been very educational.

Oh and to the person who said she lost a pair of cat ears: Is that a Loveless reference?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: madmanlotar on June 02, 2006, 01:42:52 PM
I lost my prescription glasses somewhere in the Hilton, other then that I had a blast!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: milkmandan on June 02, 2006, 02:09:48 PM
Quote from: "kam_islash"

9: Too many damned lolis...hardly any girls over teh age of 18, and none of them were single.  I mean im not likely to get brave enough to tell that person im in love with her, so I have to try and find someone else....

Lesson learned: ALWAYS GET A HOTEL ROOM!

lolis? look harder...i saw more girls over the age of 18 than girls under the age of 11.  Oh yeah loli specifically holds the age group of people under the age of 11.  For girls 12 to 18, there is a different word, forgot what it is.

yeah for cons, always get a room.  I stayed at a friends house 10 miles away.  Driving the freeway and getting parking every time we went in and out, kinda got annoying.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Ruby on June 02, 2006, 02:15:51 PM
Quote from: "Karisma Black"
Quote from: "Touya no Miko"
-Didn't get many pictures taken of me on Saturday. I worked really hard on my outfit too ;_;.


Could be worse. Only one person--in the entire two days total that I wore the outfit--took a picture of me.

Very very unhappy about that.


XD Yeah, I only had one pic taken of me too. Oh well. o_o; I don't normally like pics of me anyway unless I'm taking them. ^_^;;;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: kam_islash on June 02, 2006, 02:30:35 PM
Ok maybe I meant jailbait....
Too many 15 year olds with the figures of 18 year olds.
Curse you McDonalds and your beef steroids!!!!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: IamTetsuo on June 02, 2006, 05:44:29 PM
Too many guys dressed as girls at the dance!  Luckily most of them were easy to spot even drunk, but I'm sure at least one guy got a very, um, terrifying surprise.  :shock:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ip136 on June 02, 2006, 08:31:20 PM
Uhm.. I didn't have a key card to my room and thought everyone was sleeping so I ended up sleeping in the hallway, waking up and knocking every few minutes in hopes someone would open the door.  :oops: Turns out I was knocking on the only room with no people in it b/c they were wandering the con floor. S'all good though for my b/f found me and lots of worried huggles ensued. =^_^= And things were right with the world again.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Raydere on June 02, 2006, 08:43:47 PM
Quote from: "kam_islash"
Too many 15 year olds with the figures of 18 year olds.

I'm 17 so that's not that big of a deal. Hah.

Minors: 1; Adults: 0
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Minagi-chan on June 02, 2006, 09:08:32 PM
Quote from: "kam_islash"
Ok maybe I meant jailbait....
Too many 15 year olds with the figures of 18 year olds.
Curse you McDonalds and your beef steroids!!!!
Naaaaa, are you the man with the baseball hat?

Bad list:

-Perverts following me around all day
-having a dress jacked from me by my friend and then him getting a Kwoon interview rather than me as I had discussed with the man earlier
-friends ditching me when I was taking a photo (I'm sorry, Lolo, I can't say no to them!  ;_;)
-Losing my badge sometimes on Saturday
-being stopped forever at the door to Der Cosplay (but I still love ya, kilt man!)

My good list runs on forever though, so having that few bad items?  Overall good.  : )  I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone responsibe for making this one of my favorite Fanimes.  Thank you to all the staff, rovers, nice Con Ops people, music-fest security, volunteers, website developers, guests, Tony (mad props to this guy), and of course all the attendees!  You guys all rock, let's keep up the good energy!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: deepbluevibes on June 03, 2006, 12:13:41 AM
I'd say the worst thing at con that happened to me was losing my badge one day.

Below that, when i'd play ESPGALUDA, i'd be kicking ass, almost about to set a high score....

then some little kid would come up (or some old man) and put in a token *without asking* and start playing, bashing the hell out of the time slow/double/neutralize button, effectively putting the game in a whacked out mode, and using bombs like crazy, killing all of my multipliers, etc.

it got to the point that i would start setting my wallet/drumsticks/phone on the game controls as a sign of IF YOU WANT TO PLAY PLEASE BE NICE AND ASK instead of just running up and putting in quarters.

the thing is, what made it even worse was that every single time, it wasn't even people who really wanted to "play", they just wanted to bash the hell out of the button and leave halfway through their lives, not even caring. had it been someone who cared about playing the game, i wouldn't have minded nearly as much. -_-
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ININ on June 03, 2006, 11:32:24 AM
Bad:

I dropped my digital camera on Friday morning.  The lens was extended and could not close when I turn off the power.  I went to Kamera Korner located at 545 Meridian Avenue which is 10 minutes from the convention center.  The guy said it’s going to cost $160-$200 to replace the lens, and the guy didn’t mention extra $$$ for rush service.  Not worth repairing.  I chose to purchase a new camera.  I went to Office Depot and purchased the same model.  Fry’s didn’t sell my model because I just got the new camera two weeks ago.

I ate dinner at Johnny Rockets on Saturday afternoon.  A piece of tomato spilled on my cosplay pants.  I went home and washed the pants twice.  The stain was not entirely removed.

Sunday CLAMP gathering at 12:00 P.M. and FMA gathering at 12:30 P.M.  At 12:15, I rushed to a SoCal friend’s hotel room and changed.  When I arrived, I missed the Homonuclus group shot.  And very few cosplayers showed up at the CLAMP gathering early on.

Forgetting people I met last year and at other cons.  I was embarrassed.

Left part of my dinner under my chair at the masquerade during the so-called intermission.

Going back home several times during the con for various reasons.  I consider a hotel room next year.

Good:

FMA post-gathering gathering great turnout.  Went to Jack-In-The-Box to grab lunch, walked back to the convention center, and had fun chatting.

Met new people.  (I hope I remember them in future cons and anywhere else.)

Purchased the last Rozen Maiden art book, last Rozen Maiden pencil board, and last Bleach Hitsugaya plushie.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: AMKestrel on June 03, 2006, 02:12:56 PM
Quote from: "FanFicGuru"
Two things kinda sucked:
2) Wanted to go to Rick myers panel on Sunday night, but it got moved around or something, so I wasn't able to see it. LOSE!
Other than that, I had a great time!


I know it's not as good as being there, but you can at least read about the material Ric Meyers covered from my notes: http://forums.fanime.com/viewtopic.php?t=5051#118871  ^_^;
Title: marriot
Post by: MzreYuen on June 04, 2006, 03:56:20 AM
i forgot part of my tifa costume at the hotel i stayed at. fanime rocked though. this was my third time. it seriously gets better each year.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: thebrain2u on June 12, 2006, 03:21:12 AM
Worst thing to happen to me at Fanime... I forgot my digital camera at home!!! I missed out on taking so many pictures!!! NO!!!!
Oh yeah, also, I stayed at the Marriot, got up, walked all the way over to the Starbucks at the Hilton, and they were closed, so I had to walk back to the Marriot to sleep. Not that bad, but was kinda depressing. I need my caffeine in the morning, my little stature can't stand so much lack of sleep. And my legs are short, and it took a while to walk across the con. :wink:
Title: my bad thing
Post by: rubymoonIII on July 04, 2006, 12:53:24 AM
for two days i puked my friend yuffie od'd me on caffine attempting to keep me awake and people kept thinking i was like 16 or something so creepy guys kept hitting on me fortunetly this year i had onicoursemusha with me to ward them away :o o yea and i got into a fight with my friend
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: MiniKirk on July 05, 2006, 12:22:39 AM
the worst things to happen to me this year? well actually i think the con was kinda cursed for me, prior to the con, i had lost my job, so i couldnt spend as much as i would have liked. saved some money tho, cos i was supposed to go out with a sorta-girlfriend, untill she decided to dump me by making out with her ex boyfriend in front of me(yeah great times there)managed to wear a hole in the back of my ankle with my beatle boots, which went better with the kirk costume than my chucks, almost didnt get in cos a friend who had taken care of reg for me, had forgotten to change specific details, such as THE BLOODY NAME! but the admission folks were awesome, and gave me a badge, oh! and i got harrassed, and threatened 'cos i was dressed as captain kirk. some jerk had slipped me a note, which upon reading it said "go eat a d**k kirk-God" and yeah other than that, there was fun. being 21 has its perks^_^
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Moogleborg on July 05, 2006, 12:51:46 AM
Quote from: "DayDreamerNessa"
the worse was --> -stalkers, one guy in particular really creeped the hell out of me, especially since he'd come up to me when my bf was away from me and try to talk to me. There is a serious need of a panel that informs people how to be at conventions ie: be curtious of everyone, don't stalk people, and take showers etc....


I'm planning on making a little panel like that eventually Nessa...although I wasn't the stalker, was I!? Just need to check...I don't like stalkers either...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Karisma Black on July 05, 2006, 08:39:45 AM
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
I'm planning on making a little panel like that eventually


Hah! Let me help!!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Moogleborg on July 05, 2006, 10:38:13 PM
Quote from: "Karisma Black"
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
I'm planning on making a little panel like that eventually


Hah! Let me help!!


Sure! :D Everyone else is free to help as well! ^^
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PixieCat on July 05, 2006, 11:15:17 PM
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
Quote from: "Karisma Black"
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
I'm planning on making a little panel like that eventually


Hah! Let me help!!


Sure! :D Everyone else is free to help as well! ^^


A "How not to stalk people" panel? I'd so be down with making that come into exsistance.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Moogleborg on July 06, 2006, 07:48:03 PM
Quote from: "PixieCat"
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
Quote from: "Karisma Black"
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
I'm planning on making a little panel like that eventually


Hah! Let me help!!


Sure! :D Everyone else is free to help as well! ^^


A "How not to stalk people" panel? I'd so be down with making that come into exsistance.


I might also include that into the "How to behave in a con" panel as well! ^^
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kazuko on July 06, 2006, 09:40:07 PM
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
Quote from: "PixieCat"
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
Quote from: "Karisma Black"
Quote from: "Moogleborg"
I'm planning on making a little panel like that eventually


Hah! Let me help!!


Sure! :D Everyone else is free to help as well! ^^


A "How not to stalk people" panel? I'd so be down with making that come into exsistance.


I might also include that into the "How to behave in a con" panel as well! ^^
o___o i wanna be involved in that pannel x:
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Mango Bunny on July 08, 2006, 07:00:45 PM
First of all, it was the best time of my life for many reasons.

Bad things I can think of:

- I got sick
- I got my friend sick
- I ran out of money
- My friend missed the Kamijo concert
- Fairly sure two of the guys running a vending booth wanted to rape me
- Some guy tried to take my picture even though I said no repeatedly (I wasn't in costume!) and i had to hide behind my friend to get him to leave
- Some icky guy touched my ass while I was watching my friend game
- One of our travelling buddies left us stranded in South San Francisco, alone and cold with no way to get out on the way back

Overall it rocked hard though
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: IamTetsuo on July 09, 2006, 12:28:39 AM
Quote from: "Mango Bunny"

- I got sick
- I got my friend sick


Seems like a lot of people got sick... Maybe there was some thing in the climate control system?  Or maybe someone working registration was sick?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: XpHoBiaX on July 10, 2006, 12:35:53 AM
I didn't get sick, but it's been almost 2 months since i busted my ankle at fanime...and that's kinda not to good. i'll have to see the doctor t'morrow (which I should have done when it happened!) cuz it began to swell up again and I am having a hard time walking on it. >_> Stupid platform boots.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Barnes on July 10, 2006, 02:24:26 PM
Quote from: "XpHoBiaX"
I didn't get sick, but it's been almost 2 months since i busted my ankle at fanime...and that's kinda not to good. i'll have to see the doctor t'morrow (which I should have done when it happened!) cuz it began to swell up again and I am having a hard time walking on it. >_> Stupid platform boots.


No kidding. I should have brought my cane with me, and used some ice when my ankles hurt. Almost 3 days of painful walking for me :x
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: XpHoBiaX on July 10, 2006, 02:59:00 PM
yeah, I should have just went back to the hotel. I shouldn't have been walking at all and just went to an emergency ward the next day. I went right back to work as well. I was in no condition to be on my feet. >_> I'm just too stubborn.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Tessarifkin on July 10, 2006, 07:20:05 PM
I had to walk to my hotel 4 miles away from the convention cuz some guy wanted to have sex with my friend who wasnt interested....

good times!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kegan_Flame on July 11, 2006, 12:57:01 AM
Quote from: "IamTetsuo"
Quote from: "Mango Bunny"

- I got sick
- I got my friend sick


Seems like a lot of people got sick... Maybe there was some thing in the climate control system?  Or maybe someone working registration was sick?


I think there was because I and three of my friends all started feeling icky.. and so did a LOT of other people
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: XpHoBiaX on July 11, 2006, 10:42:43 PM
i never got sick. But then I wasn't like smack in the middle of cosplaying and gathersings and getting lost in huge crowds. :P
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: sharingannosasuke on July 12, 2006, 10:41:18 PM
umm.. lol.. i wanted more glomps but i can't really complain about that since it was my own doing ( i was a sasuke playing naruto getikou ninja taisen in the gaming room)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Mango Bunny on July 13, 2006, 02:39:15 AM
Quote from: "Kegan_Flame"
Quote from: "IamTetsuo"
Quote from: "Mango Bunny"

- I got sick
- I got my friend sick


Seems like a lot of people got sick... Maybe there was some thing in the climate control system?  Or maybe someone working registration was sick?


I think there was because I and three of my friends all started feeling icky.. and so did a LOT of other people


What kind of sick did you guys get? I got all weak and my throat was in massive pain.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on July 13, 2006, 11:04:04 AM
Quote from: "Mango Bunny"
Quote from: "Kegan_Flame"
Quote from: "IamTetsuo"
Quote from: "Mango Bunny"

- I got sick
- I got my friend sick


Seems like a lot of people got sick... Maybe there was some thing in the climate control system?  Or maybe someone working registration was sick?


I think there was because I and three of my friends all started feeling icky.. and so did a LOT of other people


What kind of sick did you guys get? I got all weak and my throat was in massive pain.


Soar throat, fever, cough, exhaustion... Mostly kinda flu-like, but it was more like a very very harsh common cold.

Same thing happened to me too... Weird...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: otakuapprentice on July 13, 2006, 08:11:49 PM
i believe it is good to say that you had a case pf the "FaniFlu".
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: XpHoBiaX on July 13, 2006, 09:05:20 PM
Quote from: "otakuapprentice"
i believe it is good to say that you had a case pf the "FaniFlu".



lmfao.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: XeNo on July 14, 2006, 07:59:00 PM
Good: I got to go to fanime 2006, first time

Bad: First night I was there I got yelled at for coming late to the hotel room from a friends friend that was staying there. Lots of hotel drama happened at Crowne Plaza.

<_< She ended up saying that she was our parent at fanime and I couldn't be out at the convention so late (came back at 3 in the morning while she was sleeping) She also didn't want the tv on at all in the room.

My friend chewed her out at least and said I was 18, then she left me alone. But I ended up staying with Kazuko at the marriott.

My feet hurt so bad from playing a lot of ddr, and walking, standing during the Music Fests and Kamijo's little live thing.

I ran out of money.

Not much sleep but I was expecting that.

Didn't eat much, and didn't get to buy much.

Lost a bag of my clothes, but it doesn't really matter.

My ears went out at the rave from being up front next to the base.

My voice went out for a bit.

I got a very harsh cold, that began to show symptoms on Sunday.

Didn't really get to meet many people.

Missed a lot of good panels, especially due to checking out Monday morning and leaving right away.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sucrose on July 18, 2006, 11:28:14 AM
Bad:

- lost a very pretty Punch Drunk Tees shirt that I bought on Sunday (gold koi on a blue shirt) because I kept putting my bags down so people could take pictures of our Jet Set Radio group
- lost the Saki Hanajima dress that I made, SOMEHOW (we cleaned that room UP, and it's possible that somebody else packed it up, but I haven't seen it yet ;_; )
- didn't buy as much as I would've liked because of my paranoia about buying too much *laugh*
- missed watching Paradise Kiss
- didn't get any pictures of myself in aforementioned Hanajima dress
- no Man-Faye (and here I'd promised my online friends that I'd get a picture with him)
- didn't get as many pictures as I would've liked because I'm lame
- losing my from-home friends at the dance and feeling sick

Good:

- APPLES TO APPLES (good lord, that was an experience XD)
- the bizarre wonder of Magical Shojo Lyrical Nanoha
- restate above for A Bittersweet Life
- GetBackers gathering, which was my first gathering and a buttload of fun ^____^
- not seeing somebody I didn't want to see ^_^;;;
- all the random little things that went into making it a wonderful experience <3

Though it doesn't look like it from my list, the good farrrrr outweighed the bad, and I'll be happy if next year is as fun.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Eri Kagami on July 19, 2006, 01:23:59 PM
Masked furries are scary. I like my personal space, thank you very much.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Chikiru on July 19, 2006, 02:35:43 PM
Quote from: "White Rose Assassin"
Masked furries are scary. I like my personal space, thank you very much.


Furries in general are scary. *gag*
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: swordman85 on July 21, 2006, 11:09:47 PM
The only really bad thing that happened to me at fanime was  I had some difficulty with my Ed Elric costume so the blood seals on my body were black instead of red.  Plus participating in the masqurade at my very first con about made me puke from nervousness.   Overall I had a lot of fun though, met cool people and showed off costumes...it really felt like home.


Oh btw  I personally didn't have any bad experiences with the furries, they pretty much kept their distance and seemed nice enough.  Of course their was one that sounded like he was a pedophile...which was doubly suprising cause he was really the only one in a fursuit I met that talked.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sucrose on July 21, 2006, 11:37:53 PM
I thought the dude in the bat fursuit was perfectly pleasant, and he let me give him a big ol' hug without acting pervy or anything like that. (I'm quite fond of bats, and that's as close as I'm ever going to get to hugging one. *laugh*)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Devi 1313 on August 09, 2006, 01:12:52 PM
I thought the bat guy was nice, although the tip of his wing kinda caught my skirt as I walked off, but it seemed like an accident.

Bad things? Hmm, I bought a dress that didn't fit and I don't know the name of the vendor so I can't buy a new one. I didn't buy much because I'm not familiar with most anime  :(  Lack of good food in the area. I went to a vendor in the artist alley and discovered they didn't accept cards or plastic. I walked aaaall the way to the atm by reg., discovered it was out of order, walked aaaaall the way to the one by starbucks, got my cash and walked aaaall the way back to the vendor. Luckily they were nice enough to hold the shirt for me *is wearing it now!* Oh, and I also missed out on every panel I wanted to see, the Masquerade and the rave! I also didn't take nearly enough pictures. I still have a disposable camera I have yet to get developed. Oh! and the few pics on my other camera that I took came out awful because it was dark  :(
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: AnimeEmperor on September 25, 2006, 05:48:19 AM
Quote from: "AnimeEmperor"
Bad:
-My sunglasses may have been stolen by hotel maids (still unpacking, but doubtful i'll find them).
-I missed "Hot To Talk To Girls" which I feel I really needed to go to.
-I missed the Detective Conan movies I wanted to check out because I fell asleep watching Bleach.
-On the last day I awoke screaming due to an extremely intense leg cramp thanks to a busy night before.
-I woke up my roomies with previously mentioned screams.
-I didn't talk to an Envy I liked as much as I wanted.
-I didn't get to touch a girl.
-I didn't buy any DVD's.
-I paid $4 more on a Kakashi plushie than I had to.
-I only ate stale peanut butter sandwhiches and pringles the entire con.

Good:

-I was at Fanime 2006
.....well, I found my sunglasses. XD
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Sora on September 25, 2006, 08:45:32 AM
Don't remember if I posted this, but in case I didn't: getting stirred up in drama that didn't really involve me.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: XpHoBiaX on November 08, 2006, 09:44:28 PM
....okay

lol my ankle is still messed up. XD!!! Well, maybe I shouldn't be luaghing...cuz this is a 'tad' bit serious. it makes funny popping sounds and gives out occasionally. >_>
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Touya no Miko on November 09, 2006, 05:11:52 PM
Man, so many people got sick. Myself included, yet I still had the strength to keep going. Two words people: Flu Shot.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Kay-chan on November 14, 2006, 05:32:03 PM
Worst thing to happen to me:

I was handing out "I hella lurv your costume but I also respect your bubble" paper-things and I saw a Tux. Mask costume (I'm a total moonie) so I run up to give it to him...

And I stop in front of him but my feet keep going because my shoes are really slick on the bottom.  I totally just FELL ON MY ASS.

It's funny as an afterthought but I still cringe.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: MonkeyRikku on November 19, 2006, 07:44:36 PM
I got hair bleach in my eye and was half blind for most the con. It burned. ;;
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: SilverStarboy on November 19, 2006, 11:25:00 PM
This wasnt at fanime but the worst thing that happened to me at a convention was I that I got my picture taken with Kristine Sa(J-Pop artist). The photo didnt develop. I was so mad!
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: CrackPr0n on February 21, 2007, 03:51:44 AM
Seeing, that I genuinely don't let bad things happen to me, or I rectify bad things that do happen, nothing really bad happened to me.

However, things that I could have gone with out.

People screaming about pocky for no god damned forsaken reason. Look people, it's just a crappy inexpensive cracker with a little bit of crappy chocolate on it. It's very low quality, and it isn't very good. You're kidding yourselves if you make it into something special, and frankly even though you will deny it... you only make a deal out of it because "ZOMG IT'S JAPANESE". Eat a twix... or a Kit-Kat, or a Melty Kiss, or a truffle... those are better snacks that have much higher quality chocolate and what not. Hell if you're so in love with stick with frositng, get yan-yan, even those are better, and about the same price.

Idiots wanting to hug me, and people I know... ... ... especially when we're not even in costume. I'm far from being conceited, but I'm decently attractive(Slightly above average). It irritates me when I'm walking down a hallway trying to get somewhere, or looking at something, talking to friends, or pondering purchasing something, and some random idiot(male or female) will stop me and ask for a hug. Even if I am(which I rarely am) in a costume, it's just retarded. If I'm in a costume and you want to take a picture, or take a picture with me, that's fine. Then there's the idiots that get angry or upset when denied a hug. It's bad enough how much leway I'm giving you because you're in a convention setting, if it wasn't, i'd probably tell you to go fuck yourself instead of politely declining.

This one asshole had the gull to hug my girlfriend(at the time) out of the blue I shoved him away, I woulda beat the crap out of him had she told me to just keep going because she wanted to get back to the room.

What else is there... Oh, idiots and dumbshits in the arcade/console area. It irritates me to no end when people bitch and whine, and complain about something they know nothing about. If you are genuinely knowledgeable about something, and can make coherent complaints that actually apply, that's fine, go ahead, because I might care enough to listen and discuss. But in the game room, everyone thinks they're an expert on everything. I was playing Guilty Gear Slash, my friend was playing Tekken 5. I had about a 23 win streak, he had an 30+ You have no clue how many times I heard people saying that I'm a cheap bitch ass hole that thinks he's good only because I learned how to do one combo over and over again threatening to kick my ass, and how many times my friend got threatened for being chip to him. Then they'd call all their friends over and stand behind me talking shit about me about how I have no life, and I suck at the game, and I probably can't get laid(jokes on them... though, there's no reason to get into my sex life right now).

Signs. People with signs. Any kind of sign outside of signs that are meant to be part of the convention and direct people where to go for convention events. There is no point for these outside of to try and exploit the stupid(AND BOY DO THEY DO) and attention whore yourself like a retard to gain sympathy/pity from people that probably could not survive in a real world environment. All they do, is cheapen you, get in the way of people that know better(and I can ellaborate if you don't get this one), and cause future problems ranging from tiny, to irritatingly annoying for staff(oh ho... the stories I coudl share).
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on February 21, 2007, 03:14:06 PM
Jesus christ, grouch much?

Listen pal, if people screaming out randomness for kicks, people with signs, or people otherwise randomly being happy or silly bothers you that much, you are in the wrong convention scene. Hell, I'd be willing to go so far as to say youre in the wrong fandom.

I can understand being upset about the arcade thing, but seriously. People come to Fanime to "let their hair down" so to speak. People are here to get away from "real life" and do things they wouldnt normally do, say things they wouldnt normally say, and act in ways they wouldnt normally act. Judging them based on their behavior at fanime is beyond misguided.

If your "real life" is so perfect you dont need this escape, fantastic for you. Why dont you stay there? But most of OURS arent. A huge portion of us got into the fandom because we're different. Didnt have a lot of friends in school for whatever reason, so we sat at home and watched anime and played videogames while everyone else was out partying or whatever. Fanime is a place for us to come together around a common interest. Fanime is a place for friends to hang out and get along without assholes stuffing them into lockers or "beating the crap out of them" or telling them theyre "idiots" or "dumbshits" because they act a certain way. Fanime is a place for people to smile. I suggest you learn to smile, or just dont bother coming next year, because I can just about promise that it's going to be more of the same.

Most of us wouldnt have it any other way.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: CrackPr0n on February 22, 2007, 01:40:46 AM
Quote from: "SuperKawaiiNeko"
Jesus christ, grouch much?

-_- I could make you cry, but I'll attempt to be nice.

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Listen pal, if people screaming out randomness for kicks, people with signs, or people otherwise randomly being happy or silly bothers you that much, you are in the wrong convention scene. Hell, I'd be willing to go so far as to say youre in the wrong fandom.

So let me get this right. You believe that fans of Japanese cartoons/comics, should be idiotic spazzes that run around like 6 year olds, have no sense of judgment, and run around trying to hug(and in many cases have sex with) as many strangers as possible in one weekend.

I've been watching Japanese cartoons, and reading Japanese comics since 1988. I've met, many many many people most people dream of meeting at these cons... in a personal setting.

Watching Japanese cartoons and reading comics... to me is about enjoying a media, not acting like a bunch of retards.

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I can understand being upset about the arcade thing, but seriously. People come to Fanime to "let their hair down" so to speak. People are here to get away from "real life" and do things they wouldnt normally do, say things they wouldnt normally say, and act in ways they wouldnt normally act. Judging them based on their behavior at fanime is beyond misguided.

Really? Here... I thought it was a media convention. I thought it was a convention about meeting up with people who share your interest, to broaden views about a hobby, and what not. Maybe they should change the tagline of Fanime to "FanimeCon: Escape from reality and do shit you can't do in real life and expect no one to get offended" Or maybe that's too long. Let's shorten it to "FanimeCon: ACT LIKE AN IDIOT, WE WON'T CARE"...

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If your "real life" is so perfect you dont need this escape, fantastic for you. Why dont you stay there? But most of OURS arent. A huge portion of us got into the fandom because we're different. Didnt have a lot of friends in school for whatever reason, so we sat at home and watched anime and played videogames while everyone else was out partying or whatever. Fanime is a place for us to come together around a common interest.


Okay this just makes me... ... ... My real life, is no different than your real life except with how I choose to make decisions, and how I act in the world. We both live in the same world. I'm willing to bet, I spent more time playing games, and watching cartoons than the you did. I bet, I still do that(So much that I work at a game company, compete in tournaments and a number of other geeky shit). You can't use that as an excuse to blame your problems on. You were anti-social... because you didn't make the effort, but I HARDLY want to be your psychiatrist, I do that enough on the damned Megatokyo forum.

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Fanime is a place for friends to hang out and get along without assholes stuffing them into lockers or "beating the crap out of them" or telling them theyre "idiots" or "dumbshits" because they act a certain way.

Yes... that's exactly what it is, where in that does it say, you can leave social norms, act like uncivilized idiots, and pretend that acting like a 4 year old is completely acceptable. I'm willing to bet I'm a bigger nerd than you, yet; at the same time, I have decent social skills, conversational skills, and know how to act appropriately. You see, these people are idiots, and dumbshits, because they choose to be these things. It's not hard to be a respectable person, and do things appropriately(this coming from one of the most controversial person that most people meet). Hell I'm all for acting like a stupid fuck where appropriate. But when you're in public, in front of people that you do not know and you act out like a 3 yo, you're being an idiot.

Here's a clue, guests don't like when you act like a retard. Acting like a fan... good... acting like a retard, is not. These 3 girls at the meet the guest dinner of AX harassed the fuck out of Seki. And he was sorta... really annoyed at them. They single handedly ruined his entire day. A lot of the people in the industry like enthusiasm, and fandom, but they are still very into social norms(hell... Japanese thrive off of social norms). Pull this crap at a convention in Asia, and see how fast you get kicked out.

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Fanime is a place for people to smile. I suggest you learn to smile, or just dont bother coming next year, because I can just about promise that it's going to be more of the same.

Most of us wouldnt have it any other way.

I've been going to Cons since the 90's. It's funny, that me of all people you're saying this to.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: FanFicGuru on February 22, 2007, 02:17:02 AM
Why the hate?

Anyways, I agree with a lot of what pr0n has to say. Being an anime fan doesn't justify or regulate behaving like a moron. In fact, that kind of mentality is what gives the rest of us a bad name.

It's good to respect other people's space. And other people's girlfriends. I totally understand pr0n's desire to kill some dude for randomly hugging his g/f (some guy did that to my g/f...she wasn't cosplaying or anything.)

Anyways, all of that stuff aside, there will be morons at the Con this year. People will get glomped who hate being glomped, there will be chaos and confusion...however, there will also be plenty of fun for all.

What we can hope for, however, is the overall increase of intelligence in the fandom as a whole.

Does that mean I'm expecting Fanime 07 to be composed of a bunch of mellow anime fans ages 18-35? Heck no.

But, I do hope the younger ones try their best not to embarass themselves, or the rest of us.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Dagger-6 on February 22, 2007, 06:19:05 PM
I like pr0n, and agree with CrackPr0n's views, except for the reccomendation of truffles, which are overpriced and overrated.

Okay, I was writing more stuff here, but in retrospect I just ended up reiterating CrackPr0n and FanFicGuru's points about respecting personal space so I won't bother.

But I still stand by my truffle review.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Tetsunai on February 22, 2007, 08:57:44 PM
With all due respect, CrackPr0n does have a point but it could have been better said without so much profanity.

1) Pocky: I personally find Pocky a decent snack every so often (although I don't have chocolate often) and it is the most easily available export from Japan so its no wonder that people brag about it.

2) Hugging your girlfriend: I don't feel any animosity toward another when they hug my girlfriend because I put my full trust in her (not to say that you don't) and know that she won't betray my trust.

3) Gaming know-it-all: Yes, I agree that they can be annoying. However, haven't you ever rambled on in a speech when you talk about your passion and stated things you only think you know by accident?

4) Signs: Signs are often meant to be funny, and although they attract attention, do not think of them as attention-getters. Rather, just read the sign and think it interesting or move on and not give it a second thought.

5) Getting away from reality: I agree with SKN on this matter because anime, quite often, is not seen as "normal" in the eyes of many of my peers and I suffer as such. In fact, I could even go so far as to criticize the racism that I face on a weekly basis, solely on my ethnicity and ethnicity-based preferences. As for being sociable, yes, I believe I am. I have the respect of the majority of my classmates (not to be mistaken with those in my grade level) and have more friends than I can count. Conventions are good places to escape persecution and express what you like without fear.

6) Convention newbiness: Yes, sadly I am a newbie to conventions; I began my convention going with Fanime 2006. You may believe that I have little room to speak with such little experience, yet I believe that my opinion does carry with it, at least, some weight.

Thank you for reading my post and I hope to ease this conflict of flaming.


Back on topic: My group did not get to Fanime until Saturday night so I waited around at a table for most of Saturday : (
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: RyuHayabusa on February 22, 2007, 10:25:28 PM
I don't mind the the opinions being stated on this thread, but please, all i ask is for 2 things:

1)No swearing

2)No flaming.

If these 2 criteria can't be met, then I will lock this thread down and remain further locked until this year's con passes away.

Thank you.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: CrackPr0n on February 22, 2007, 11:38:31 PM
Trooper: Dependent on where you're getting them. Quality of good truffles vary, quite a bit, as well as price. I've gotten pretty good truffles for a small box of 10 for about 6$. I've also had a truffle that was 3$ that was worst than the boxed ones I had.

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With all due respect, CrackPr0n does have a point but it could have been better said without so much profanity.

1) Pocky: I personally find Pocky a decent snack every so often (although I don't have chocolate often) and it is the most easily available export from Japan so its no wonder that people brag about it.

When have you ever hread of someone bragging about... cadburry cream eggs. Or like, Licorice rope. Or a taffy bar. It's the fact that its "Japanese" that people even give a damn about it. If it were an American product, no one would give a damn at all.
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2) Hugging your girlfriend: I don't feel any animosity toward another when they hug my girlfriend because I put my full trust in her (not to say that you don't) and know that she won't betray my trust.

I don't mind if people hug a girlfriend of mine, and I don't make a big deal out of it(this particular one made a bigger deal out of it than I did). But it's the fact that people have no tact. First off, she wasn't in a costume, and she was obviously my girlfriend since we were holding hands and she was leaning on me at the time. She also cosplayed as Tohru from Fruits Basket. Many guys asked her for a hug(after asking to take a picture, or asking if he could hug her in the picture), she always asked if it was okay with me. I always said "It's up to you, you're being hugged, not me".

That's totally different than some guy approaching her out of the blue and going "CAN I HUG YOU?" or just standing in front of her insistant with a sign that says "PLEASE HUG ME". These are unacceptable actions in terms of personal space. I don't care about most things, I don't care if people curse, or how they dress or anything, as long as it doesn't push into someone's personal space(at a respectable level). Things like this should not be tolerated, and frankly, none of these people would dare do these things any where outside of a convention, because people know that "they can get away with it".

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3) Gaming know-it-all: Yes, I agree that they can be annoying. However, haven't you ever rambled on in a speech when you talk about your passion and stated things you only think you know by accident?

For the most part, I'm not that ignorant, and I don't do it out of frustration. I'm not going to make false claims to someone who is obviously more knowledgable or experienced in something than I am. When discussing something that is factual, it's just stupid to do so.

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4) Signs: Signs are often meant to be funny, and although they attract attention, do not think of them as attention-getters. Rather, just read the sign and think it interesting or move on and not give it a second thought.

you missed the point completely on this one. Signs are degenerate and stupid in terms of behavior. Think about the real world. Why do signs exist?? Why would you carry a sign? A sign is something you want others to read, therefore you make a sign to get the attention of people. Street signs are there to post information. Advertising signs are to display information to catch your attention.

Who carries signs like this otherwise? Homeless people who want something from people. In their case, it's money. In the case of conventions... it might be money, but usually it's just "attention" they want. I'm a firm believer of giving people what they deserve(not what they want). If some idiot is caring a sign around, then I will give them attention, but it will be very negative attention. But just so you guys know, signs can be very damaging. AX comes to mind, where a kid cosplaying as someone from Naruto had a signed saying "Ninja's killed my family, please help" with a cup next to him as he sat in the main hall. THat kid made more than 60$ an hour. First off, that's peddling, which is illegal already. Secondly, staff is allowing this to happen, so this means that the convention itself is taking responsibility for this peddling act. Although realistically, 60$ isn't that much money, it is, when it's one person in a situation like this. The convention CAN BE FINED for this, and it would not be a small fine. It would also look bad to the convention center, and any sponsors, hosts, or anyone else dealing with the convention.

Then there's the more extreme cases. Girls prostituting themselves. Sure, it's masked, but it's still prostitution. Some girls(and guys) had signs like "Sleep with me 10$" or "5$ for slave neko boy". This could get a convention into serious party.

Oh, but those are extreme cases, most people's signs aren't that bad... But it doesn't change that they're only their to attention whore, and solicit people. Anything involving money=solicitation. Anything offering a service or an action, is considered solicitation.

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5) Getting away from reality: I agree with SKN on this matter because anime, quite often, is not seen as "normal" in the eyes of many of my peers and I suffer as such. In fact, I could even go so far as to criticize the racism that I face on a weekly basis, solely on my ethnicity and ethnicity-based preferences. As for being sociable, yes, I believe I am. I have the respect of the majority of my classmates (not to be mistaken with those in my grade level) and have more friends than I can count. Conventions are good places to escape persecution and express what you like without fear.

Expressing what you like, doesn't mean acting like a child. As I said, I'm willing to bet I'm a bigger nerd than you are. I go upwards to about 6 conventions a year(not just JP cartoon/comic conventions). I go to about 3 national level fighting game tournaments a year, and local tournaments twice a month. I used to go to Scifi conventions, and US comic conventions, RenFaires, I've gone to E3 for the past 7 years and a number of other gaming shows, and for the most part, JP Comic/Cartoon conventions IN THE US are the only ones where people act this stupid. At no other convention to people run around and tackle each other to the floor and roll around like an idiot in the middle of a convention floor(They might do it for panels, or in special rooms, but never in general public areas). Never do random people run up to you and ask to hug you for no damned reason other than they think you are cute(unless you count S&M bars... which I have also been to).

So your "We do it to escape reality" is not a valid excuse to act like children. All it does is validate my wanting to punch someone for hugging me without my position, or propisitioning me in a terrible way.

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6) Convention newbiness: Yes, sadly I am a newbie to conventions; I began my convention going with Fanime 2006. You may believe that I have little room to speak with such little experience, yet I believe that my opinion does carry with it, at least, some weight.

Thank you for reading my post and I hope to ease this conflict of flaming.

Back on topic: My group did not get to Fanime until Saturday night so I waited around at a table for most of Saturday : (


I have a 100% serious question for you. Before you witnessed what happened at conventions, and before people told you things, what did you picture in your mind a convention to be? Did you imagine it that people are allowed to run around and hug people without asking questions? Did you fathom that people would run around screaming that they want pocky crawlking on the floor begging people to give them pocky? Did you think for a second that people would be running around with signs saying "PLEASE GLOMP ME!" or "CAN I GLOMP YOU?!?!?!"?
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Tetsunai on February 23, 2007, 02:24:24 PM
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I have a 100% serious question for you. Before you witnessed what happened at conventions, and before people told you things, what did you picture in your mind a convention to be? Did you imagine it that people are allowed to run around and hug people without asking questions? Did you fathom that people would run around screaming that they want pocky crawlking on the floor begging people to give them pocky? Did you think for a second that people would be running around with signs saying "PLEASE GLOMP ME!" or "CAN I GLOMP YOU?!?!?!"?


Truthfully, I didn't think much about the happenings of a con before I went but I thought its demography must be somewhat like my school: some calm, some hot-headed, and some estatic. I hadn't a clue to the scale at which this con would present itself (I also didn't know how the estatic would express their ecstacy). So I guess my answer to your question leans more toward "no" because I hadn't thought exactly how people would act, though I knew they'd do something.

On a second note, thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. I appreciate the demeanor with which you answered, as many of the people I know (nobody on these forums, though) would have answered with more hostility.

And lastly, this will be my last off-topic post for this thread. If you have anything you wish to discuss, I'll pm you in response. Once again, thank you for your time.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PassingTheBuck on February 23, 2007, 04:01:39 PM
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Jesus christ, grouch much?

-_- I could make you cry, but I'll attempt to be nice.

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Listen pal, if people screaming out randomness for kicks, people with signs, or people otherwise randomly being happy or silly bothers you that much, you are in the wrong convention scene. Hell, I'd be willing to go so far as to say youre in the wrong fandom.

So let me get this right. You believe that fans of Japanese cartoons/comics, should be idiotic spazzes that run around like 6 year olds, have no sense of judgment, and run around trying to hug(and in many cases have sex with) as many strangers as possible in one weekend.

I've been watching Japanese cartoons, and reading Japanese comics since 1988. I've met, many many many people most people dream of meeting at these cons... in a personal setting.

Watching Japanese cartoons and reading comics... to me is about enjoying a media, not acting like a bunch of retards.

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I can understand being upset about the arcade thing, but seriously. People come to Fanime to "let their hair down" so to speak. People are here to get away from "real life" and do things they wouldnt normally do, say things they wouldnt normally say, and act in ways they wouldnt normally act. Judging them based on their behavior at fanime is beyond misguided.

Really? Here... I thought it was a media convention. I thought it was a convention about meeting up with people who share your interest, to broaden views about a hobby, and what not. Maybe they should change the tagline of Fanime to "FanimeCon: Escape from reality and do shit you can't do in real life and expect no one to get offended" Or maybe that's too long. Let's shorten it to "FanimeCon: ACT LIKE AN IDIOT, WE WON'T CARE"...  


First off, we are not a MEDIA convention and never call us that again.

Actually, we aren't here to enforce our few rules, we like to think of them more like guidelines.  Not everyone is like you and not everyone is go to behave the way you would like them to behave around you.  If we wanted a bunch of 'kids' to all act the same way, we would have throw a strictly military affair and gone by the book.

Define 'normal', because your version of word is not going to be mine, nor the next person to post either.  You really must have been uncomfortable with what was going on and some how you are expecting everyone else attending to comform to what makes you feel okay.  That is a little hard...

As for escaping from reality, that's what Las Vegas is for, but I highly doubt that Goth Girls are going to start doing pole dancing or swimming in oversize 6' tall wine glasses with Coke CR poured in.


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If your "real life" is so perfect you dont need this escape, fantastic for you. Why dont you stay there? But most of OURS arent. A huge portion of us got into the fandom because we're different. Didnt have a lot of friends in school for whatever reason, so we sat at home and watched anime and played videogames while everyone else was out partying or whatever. Fanime is a place for us to come together around a common interest.


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Okay this just makes me... ... ... My real life, is no different than your real life except with how I choose to make decisions, and how I act in the world. We both live in the same world. I'm willing to bet, I spent more time playing games, and watching cartoons than the you did. I bet, I still do that(So much that I work at a game company, compete in tournaments and a number of other geeky shit). You can't use that as an excuse to blame your problems on. You were anti-social... because you didn't make the effort, but I HARDLY want to be your psychiatrist, I do that enough on the damned Megatokyo forum.


Okay, here you go again, your expectations of what everyone else should doing at the convention has been violated.  You are imposing your belief system on those attending.  The way one conforms at our normal interaction in life doesn't always have to happen in their form of entertainment or enjoyment.  If everyone conformed to your belief system, being that how you act in your normal life is how you should act during your off time would have cause Las Vegas to cease to exist a long time ago.

You're young and I'm a hell of a lot older than you.  A word to the wise.  You're out numbered and you really wouldn't like 10,000 screaming attendees to be tracking you down and shouting at you, just to get your goat.  Let go of it...



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Fanime is a place for friends to hang out and get along without assholes stuffing them into lockers or "beating the crap out of them" or telling them theyre "idiots" or "dumbshits" because they act a certain way.


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Yes... that's exactly what it is, where in that does it say, you can leave social norms, act like uncivilized idiots, and pretend that acting like a 4 year old is completely acceptable. I'm willing to bet I'm a bigger nerd than you, yet; at the same time, I have decent social skills, conversational skills, and know how to act appropriately. You see, these people are idiots, and dumbshits, because they choose to be these things. It's not hard to be a respectable person, and do things appropriately(this coming from one of the most controversial person that most people meet). Hell I'm all for acting like a stupid fuck where appropriate. But when you're in public, in front of people that you do not know and you act out like a 3 yo, you're being an idiot.


First warning... In the future find different four letter words or you will asked to leave the forum.  Period.

Next, I've been working FanimeCon for a number of years and you are pushing your point way out of shape.  Your mantra is showing and frankly I've never experienced what you have encountered and I walk the floor from early morning until almost midnight for all four days.  Are there kids gone wild, yeah, but that's what kids do and I've seen it all, including one guy getting duck taped to a pillar, a couple of times I catch attendees having sex under tables or in the dark places in the dance room, boys surfing on the sections between the escalators, a Ninja boy threatening a real police officer (and live to tell about it) and yes, I've even arrested several of our attendings for a number of dumb things, but to have what happen to you, it would seem to me like your a magnet to bad people.

On the other hand I see some of the best examples that humanity has to offer up.  People who go out of their way to help someone else and never ask for anything in return.  The attendees of FanimeCon have shown patience where their parents would have quit and walked away.  They have shown tolerance where others would have gone on a kill spree and never batted an eye.  Yes, I have seen them to do 'things' for the betterment for the whole instead of themselves without thinking twice about it.

Yet, you seem to find the worse that's out there... Why is that?


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Here's a clue, guests don't like when you act like a retard. Acting like a fan... good... acting like a retard, is not. These 3 girls at the meet the guest dinner of AX harassed the fuck out of Seki. And he was sorta... really annoyed at them. They single handedly ruined his entire day. A lot of the people in the industry like enthusiasm, and fandom, but they are still very into social norms(hell... Japanese thrive off of social norms). Pull this crap at a convention in Asia, and see how fast you get kicked out.

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Fanime is a place for people to smile. I suggest you learn to smile, or just dont bother coming next year, because I can just about promise that it's going to be more of the same.

Most of us wouldnt have it any other way.

I've been going to Cons since the 90's. It's funny, that me of all people you're saying this to.


And I've been going to Cons since the 1973 and it takes all types to make a community...

Craige...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: otakuapprentice on February 23, 2007, 08:14:05 PM
after reading the last couple of posts, i'm not gonna stick my foot in this whole silly argument.

the only thing i'm gonna say about it is this:

if i was a mod, i would lock this thread until the end of may.


oh, and this as well:

those that have issues, take it off the boards. im saying this to those involved, and to the main person that began it. if you are going to bicker and fight, don't get others involved. either PM each other, or jsut dont even start this mess.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Gene on February 23, 2007, 08:30:10 PM
well i only really had 1 bad thing to happen to me and that was i forgot to bring my camera which made me really sad but that happens
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Minagi-chan on February 24, 2007, 12:29:06 AM
Boy oh boy do I love the bitching thread.  Especially the stark contrast between experiences.  Gene, you made me smile with your sincere lightheartedness.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: CrackPr0n on February 24, 2007, 05:05:57 AM
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First off, we are not a MEDIA convention and never call us that again.


Cartoons and comics= medium

The convention is about these two medias. Therefore it is a Media convention. Compared to a commercial convention, which is probably what you assume I said.

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Actually, we aren't here to enforce our few rules, we like to think of them more like guidelines. Not everyone is like you and not everyone is go to behave the way you would like them to behave around you. If we wanted a bunch of 'kids' to all act the same way, we would have throw a strictly military affair and gone by the book.

Define 'normal', because your version of word is not going to be mine, nor the next person to post either. You really must have been uncomfortable with what was going on and some how you are expecting everyone else attending to comform to what makes you feel okay. That is a little hard...

As for escaping from reality, that's what Las Vegas is for, but I highly doubt that Goth Girls are going to start doing pole dancing or swimming in oversize 6' tall wine glasses with Coke CR poured in.

Uhm... if you're not here to enforce rules... then don't be suprised if I harass the hell out of people that annoy me then...

You act like "acting like civilized adults" means that everyone should conform to perfect soldier ants.

I could careless about conformity, I'm very against conformity. I care about very inappropriate behaviors. Basically... if what you're doing is something you wouldn't do in public... then why are you doing it at a convention? The settings aren't very much different... outside of appropriate attire. Social behaviors and norms should still be the same...

Even people in Vegas are more well behaved than in conventions. Sure, some girls are lifting their shirts and flashing people, but I don't see people rolling around on the floor and tackling people on the floor(because if you did that, you'd probably be arrested or kicked out of the casino/club you're in). You could walk around drunk out of your mind, but acting like children isn't acceptable.

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Okay, here you go again, your expectations of what everyone else should doing at the convention has been violated. You are imposing your belief system on those attending. The way one conforms at our normal interaction in life doesn't always have to happen in their form of entertainment or enjoyment. If everyone conformed to your belief system, being that how you act in your normal life is how you should act during your off time would have cause Las Vegas to cease to exist a long time ago.

You're young and I'm a hell of a lot older than you. A word to the wise. You're out numbered and you really wouldn't like 10,000 screaming attendees to be tracking you down and shouting at you, just to get your goat. Let go of it...


It's more about what they should not be doing, than "what they should be doing". I'm not imposing my belief system at all, I'm saying people should act like adults, or teens, instead of 4 year olds. Your vegas comment is hillarious though. How do you compare drinking and alcohol, and letting loose the same as acting like a child screaming like idiots and running around tackling people to the floor. In Vegas, try going up to random girls with a sign that says "CAN I HAVE A HUG?" Try it... and record it please. I'd like a laugh.

I'm 23, I've been to Vegas many many many many many times. Being out numbered doesn't mean I'm wrong. And it's not me against 10,000. A lot of people agree with me. The numbers aren't that sleighted towards people that think acting like retards is okay.

Though, try me. You think I'd back down or be scared by a small crowd? I'm younger than you... so? What does that mean exactly. I've experienced a lot of this world. I've traveled around and done... quite a bit in this world. If you're gonna play the age card, that's fine with me, but if you think it's supposed to intimidate me, it doesn't. Many older people respect me for my knowledge and experiences even though I'm younger. So, I suggest you try a different attempt if you are trying to scare me in some way.

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First warning... In the future find different four letter words or you will asked to leave the forum. Period.

I didn't use any words you can't hear on primetime TV on network television. Using authority like this is rather belittling to both of us since, it has jack shit to do with anything either way. Hell I can pick up a magazine or newspaper and see these words.

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Next, I've been working FanimeCon for a number of years and you are pushing your point way out of shape. Your mantra is showing and frankly I've never experienced what you have encountered and I walk the floor from early morning until almost midnight for all four days. Are there kids gone wild, yeah, but that's what kids do and I've seen it all, including one guy getting duck taped to a pillar, a couple of times I catch attendees having sex under tables or in the dark places in the dance room, boys surfing on the sections between the escalators, a Ninja boy threatening a real police officer (and live to tell about it) and yes, I've even arrested several of our attendings for a number of dumb things, but to have what happen to you, it would seem to me like your a magnet to bad people.

Are you stating that... these things... are... okay for people to do at conventions? That's my point. These people shouldn't be allowed to do it. People jerking off in the hentai rooms, people acting like firehazards by rolling around in hallways, etc. etc. etc. Things like this go beyond breaking basic social appropriateness. The only reason they act like this though, is because they think "LOL I'M AT A CON, I CAN ACT LIKE A STUPID ASS AND NO ONE WILL TELL ME I CAN'T!" People that... don't get hotel rooms, so they sleep in the convention hall on the ground or at the courtesy tables... Oh oh oh, one Fanime was great. Two of my friends were walking around at around 2am just catching some air, one of my friends wants to go smoke. Upon walking down stairs we walked by a phone booth where two people were making out. Not just making out, but her legs around him, her sitting on the counter where the phones are, groping each other. So out of amusement we decided to do something. I walked up, picked up a pay phone right next to them, and started making a call. One of my friends started talking to them. They got pissed at him obviously. But he kept at it, talking to them. At this time, 3 staff members walked by, and guess what happened. They gave me and my friends shit... for harassing them.

They threatened to take away our badges and kick us out of the con. I laughed at them. At this point Justin(Head of press I believe he is), walked by and asked if there was a problem. He laughed at the young staff members who said they would kick me out of the convention, and he laughed at the two people making out. He then told them to get a room. At which point they said "Oh, we don't have one". He told them that they'd have to leave convention center grounds then because they cannot loiter there all night. He then apologized to me for the other staff memebers' actions and was on his way.

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On the other hand I see some of the best examples that humanity has to offer up. People who go out of their way to help someone else and never ask for anything in return. The attendees of FanimeCon have shown patience where their parents would have quit and walked away. They have shown tolerance where others would have gone on a kill spree and never batted an eye. Yes, I have seen them to do 'things' for the betterment for the whole instead of themselves without thinking twice about it.

Yet, you seem to find the worse that's out there... Why is that?


And your point? Blind tolerence is stupid. Just like overaggression is stupid. Do you want me to turn this into a pissing game to show "how good of a person I am"? All I'm stating is, there's such thing as simple social graces that should be recognized in public, and people seem to think that because they are at a convention, they need not have any standards, any understanding of behavior, or any decency when they are completely out in the open.

I'm a very liberal and open person. Hint: I've ran many panels at fanime, and to say the least... they've been... controversal. Many of the staff at fanime know me personally, and they know I'm anything but a prude. But they also know that I'm not stupid and know how to act accordingly.

People should have a decent amount of maturity, and follow basic social graces in public. Just because they are in a convention should not mean they can act like 5 yr. olds.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PassingTheBuck on February 24, 2007, 08:02:27 AM
CrackPr0n, you had a bad time last year, especially after re-reading your posts and you want, nay, you have stated that those attending need to conform to what you beleive is the correct behavior for their age groups attending the convention.

I disagree...  Enough said on that subject.

The next time I see Jason, Head of Programming, which will be March 18th, at the Staff Meeting, I inquiry with him about the kids having sex by the pay telephone stalls and what he witnessed about our staff.

Of course I wouldn't have acted any difference than he did with the kids, except maybe to get a fire hose out and cool them down.

Craige...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on February 24, 2007, 02:38:20 PM
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well i only really had 1 bad thing to happen to me and that was i forgot to bring my camera which made me really sad but that happens


I feel your pain... My battery died on the first day... And my charger... At home on my dresser... ~_~
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: CrackPr0n on February 24, 2007, 06:15:31 PM
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CrackPr0n, you had a bad time last year, especially after re-reading your posts and you want, nay, you have stated that those attending need to conform to what you beleive is the correct behavior for their age groups attending the convention.

I disagree...  Enough said on that subject.

The next time I see Jason, Head of Programming, which will be March 18th, at the Staff Meeting, I inquiry with him about the kids having sex by the pay telephone stalls and what he witnessed about our staff.

Of course I wouldn't have acted any difference than he did with the kids, except maybe to get a fire hose out and cool them down.

Craige...


You really can't read, can you?

Who says these were all things last year? I even stated that most of these are general experiences that have happened at fanime. Also... I never said they were having sex. 3rdly, I SAID JUSTIN... not JASON.

and most importantly... I said nothing like conformity. I said that people should act in acceptable social ways. You give Vegas as an example? All the "bad stuff" isn't done out in public, or in very unopen areas "clubs and not out in the open" or very late at night. Vegas behavior on the streets completely changes post 11pm compared to in the morning.

Even then, the difference of actions are major. Actions in vegas are more "inappropriate" in terms of values than it is maturity and social basics. Even in Sin City, people have the decency to know things such as "appropriate time and place".
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Post by: PassingTheBuck on February 24, 2007, 06:51:56 PM
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You really can't read, can you?

Who says these were all things last year? I even stated that most of these are general experiences that have happened at fanime. Also... I never said they were having sex. 3rdly, I SAID JUSTIN... not JASON.


My mistake...  I would have been more impressed if it was Jason..

As I've state before you are demanding conformity and I disagree...

Craige...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: CrackPr0n on February 24, 2007, 07:10:01 PM
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You really can't read, can you?

Who says these were all things last year? I even stated that most of these are general experiences that have happened at fanime. Also... I never said they were having sex. 3rdly, I SAID JUSTIN... not JASON.


My mistake...  I would have been more impressed if it was Jason..

As I've state before you are demanding conformity and I disagree...

Craige...


Jason would have said "Mikey... are you making trouble again?" and I woulda said "Yes... we're harassing kids that think it's okay to grope each other and makeout in public because they believe going way beyond the ideas of public displays of affection.

Then Jason would have said something like "You two can't be doing that here and he'd appreciate it if they went back to their hotel room if the planned on continuing"

blahblah not important.

I'm hardly demanding conformity, as I am very much against conformity. Hmm...

Sure, let's just say I am demanding conformity... not that it means shit... because what's important is the level of conformoity. I could say "People shouldn't be allowed to have sex in public". And you'd still say "NO CONFORMITY IS BAD!". Wouldn't you? Because that's basically what you're doing here. Honestly, I don't really give a shit what you think at this point anymore, because I decided to ask about you from a couple of people. "Don't waste your time, he's just a grumpy old man who thinks his age makes him more knowing and intelligent than people" was the general response I got.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: PassingTheBuck on February 24, 2007, 07:53:43 PM
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Quote from: "PassingTheBuck"
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You really can't read, can you?

Who says these were all things last year? I even stated that most of these are general experiences that have happened at fanime. Also... I never said they were having sex. 3rdly, I SAID JUSTIN... not JASON.


My mistake...  I would have been more impressed if it was Jason..

As I've state before you are demanding conformity and I disagree...

Craige...


Jason would have said "Mikey... are you making trouble again?" and I woulda said "Yes... we're harassing kids that think it's okay to grope each other and makeout in public because they believe going way beyond the ideas of public displays of affection.

Then Jason would have said something like "You two can't be doing that here and he'd appreciate it if they went back to their hotel room if the planned on continuing"

blahblah not important.

I'm hardly demanding conformity, as I am very much against conformity. Hmm...

Sure, let's just say I am demanding conformity... not that it means shit... because what's important is the level of conformoity. I could say "People shouldn't be allowed to have sex in public". And you'd still say "NO CONFORMITY IS BAD!". Wouldn't you? Because that's basically what you're doing here. Honestly, I don't really give a shit what you think at this point anymore, because I decided to ask about you from a couple of people. "Don't waste your time, he's just a grumpy old man who thinks his age makes him more knowing and intelligent than people" was the general response I got.


MOD:  I making a formal request that you close this thread.  CrackPr0n has stepped over the line by using profanity again and now has started on personal attacks.  

Thank you...  Craige...
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Zain on February 25, 2007, 01:22:47 PM
CrackPr0n has received a warning for his actions in this thread.

It seems unfair to everyone else for me to lock this thread due to one person, so I'll leave it open. Everyone, please try to keep your posts professional and flame-free.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Jun-Watarase on February 25, 2007, 01:32:15 PM
HAY GUYZ! WHAT'S GOING ON? :D
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Jyunishinsho on February 25, 2007, 09:35:24 PM
Here's written consent from the author of this thread:

KILL IT MODS. YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION.

Okay, I'm outta here.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Zain on February 25, 2007, 11:56:30 PM
And he's permanently banned.

Please continue normal discussion :)
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on February 26, 2007, 12:17:29 AM
Quote from: "Jun-Watarase"
HAY GUYZ! WHAT'S GOING ON? :D


TOUCHDOWN! VICTOLYYYY!!!! \o/
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: MPLe on February 26, 2007, 12:52:24 AM
With Fanime '07 as close as it is to us, I think it's safe to lock this thread. =)

My comments:

SuperKawaiiNeko - Your final post was not needed and in no way added anything to this thread. Please don't post that again.

PassingTheBuck - You know the mods and admin's emails and contact information. I think that's faster than posting a reply here. :P

Zain - I don't want to give people the chance to jump onto this thread and flame one another.
Title: Bad Things that Happened to You (at the con)-2006 ed. :D
Post by: Zain on February 26, 2007, 01:19:51 AM
Oh yeah? Well, you can't stop me from flaming you! Poo-head!

[Edit by MPLe: Zain is the poo-head!]