feels real bad when you miss a gathering because you had a hangover >w<. Hopefully I can make it next year.
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Quote from: Nina Star 9 on January 27, 2017, 08:56:15 AM
SacAnime uses plastic wristbands as their badges, and they're fairly durable, so they'll last a whole weekend.
I didn't bother doing any age-restricted events when I went to AX last year, so I don't know how their wristband system worked, and I don't usually attend age-restricted events at Fanime so I don't know how clogged the lines can get from ID checking.
But I can say, that as someone who attends SacAnime and has to deal with their wristband system, I don't like this idea, especially if it's pretty much expected that all 18+ attendees will wear a wristband. First and foremost, Fanime is a big con for cosplay, and having a wristband required makes that a lot more difficult for a lot of people, whether it's problems with the wristband being visible in photos or problems with physically wearing the wristband with a costume (especially things like bodysuits and armor). It's also not that effective of a system, since the wristbands are pretty easy to slip off. You can make them tight enough to not slip off, yes, but as someone with sensitive skin and poor circulation, I always request my wristbands at SA to be loose for comfort reasons. It would also make group reg difficult if the wristbands are handed out at registration, since reg wouldn't be able to simply hand someone a handful of loose wristbands and trust that they won't do anything illicit with them. I know that I wouldn't want to be expected to wear a wristband to prove I'm over 18 (probably not 21+ wristbands since this is technically a dry con...) or to advertise to others that I'm over 18 to other attendees.
I think that if something like this were to be implemented, it should be more like the AX system where getting a wristband is voluntary if you want to go to 18+ events. Even then...it seems really easy to just slip off the wristband and hand it to someone else, but then again, I didn't do any of this at AX so I'm not sure how secure it is.
Quote from: iAteTheRamen on January 26, 2017, 11:03:16 PMQuote from: Barnes on January 26, 2017, 09:41:02 PM
Therefore, I don't think the wristband idea will work. Or am I missing something?
I think what LordDawn is talking about are those wristbands with the white sticker/adhesive parts that are hard to remove, like the ones at concerts and stuff.
Quote from: KairuPhotography on June 15, 2016, 06:49:18 PM
Best attempt to organize a list with band name in bold, followed by genre and how they might be related to Fanime (or best known)
- Pillows - Alt/rock - FLCL soundtrack
- One ok Rock - Rock/metal - Ruroni Kenshin (live action) and Captain Harlock
- Baby Metal - Rock/metal - No anime relation, but would be awesome
- Perfume - J-pop electronic - No anime relation
- Uverworld - Alt/rock - Blue Exorcist soundtrack + more
- Utada Hikaru - J-pop - Kingdom Hearts + more
- Rip Slyme - Hip-hop/rap - Gantz OP
- Dragon Ash - Rock/Hip-hop/Reggae - Battle Royale movie song
- Base Ball Bear - Rock/pop - Bakuman, Gintama + more
- Boom Boom Satelites - Electronic/pop - Kiznaiver OP + more
- Porter Robinson - Electronic/dj - Anime and video game inspired show
- Asian Kung Fu Generation - Alt/punk - Full Metal Alchemist song
- Distant Worlds Symphony - Orchestra - Final Fantasy music performed with a full orchestra
- Kreva - Hip-hop/rap - I just like him haha
- M-flo - Hip-hop/pop - Appleseed: ex-machina
A lot of these are pretty unrealistic, but I would do everything in my power to attend Fanime if any one of these artists were performing.
A few of the more 'unique' ones are highlighted in red because they might bring a different feel to Fanime and broaden the fan base.