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#61
Quote from: RyuHayabusa on September 22, 2009, 11:36:59 AM
We could meet up at the Fanimaid booth, if there is one. I'll scout the location and I know Barnes has my phone number, so he can contact me if he sees it 1st. I'll probably be getting there like around noon or so, so I guess an hour later would be fine, like around 1 p.m?

@Oniko: I hope You can come. I haven't seen you in a while hehehe

If the Fanimaid area is in the same place as last year, I'll be located on 5th Street near the Children's Zone Stage (Across from the SJ Buddhist Temple).

Quote from: Kites-kun on September 20, 2009, 02:48:58 AM
Sweet :3
If I still had my "period" costume II'd totally wear it! D:
But, I'll either be going as Sasori or Kaito~

That's okay, Kites-kun, at least I know you had a period costume... :) 

This is what I like to see... People wanting to have fun...  Again, thank you ALL for your interest in attending The Spirit of Japantown Festival... :D
#62
Quote from: cherryteagirl on September 17, 2009, 11:01:19 PM
I'll be there to help out with the mini-FaniMaid Cafe.   ;)
Quote from: Kazuko on September 19, 2009, 03:18:49 AM
I'll be there working at the maid cafe

Come visit us c:

Thanks CherryTeaGirl :D and Kazuko :D for volunteering at this year's festival... Our side of the festival will have the most "Moe"... Ganbaru!!!

And thanks to all of you who have expressed interest in attending... ;D 
Quote from: Kites-kun on September 17, 2009, 11:34:26 PM
Totally going to this!
Anyone going to cosplay?

I HAVE TO Cos-Play... My commitment made to the Spirit of Japantown Main Chairperson, Kathy Sakamoto four months ago.  I'll be wearing a 'Period' Costume... It's more weather friendly... If it were going to be cooler, I would consider wearing my only 'Anime' Costume... But It's all black and I don't feel like roasting in the late-summer heat... ;)  San Jose Nihonmachi is a nice little community, and their festivals provide a good place to meet new people and learn different things. I hope you're all able to spend some time here.

#63
Well, just about one week out from festival day...  The upcoming week is going to be a HOT one.  I keep monitoring the weather forecasts and hope the Hot weather dosen't overlap the festival...

I hope many of you can attend, Cos-Play or not...  Hope is all I can do for now.
#64
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What do you mean by 'Period' cosplay? Do you mean from an anime that is set in a different time period, like feudal Japan as opposed to present day?  e.g., Peacemaker vs Deathnote?  And not fantasy or sci-fi settings?

'Period' Cos-Play is a seperate category from 'Anime', 'Game' or 'Tokusatsu' Cos-Play.  'Period' (historical) Cos-play is more like the Renaissance Fair.  You can choose to be a historical figure or create your own individual character... and through acting, interact with event visitors.  Characters can be, nobels, warriors, religious worshipers, townspeople, geisha, gamblers, machi-yakko, kabuki-mono... and more.
#65
I'll be volunteering here-and-there at the festival... Especially in the Children's Activity Zone... I won't be able to meetup with any of you, but I'm sure our paths will cross.

I was looking into planning a theatrical cosplay project for this festival, but no one here is interested in 'Period' Cos-Play... Well, there's always next year.
#66
Last year it rained a little in the morning and put a damper on the festival...  because of it, not too many Cos-Players showed up...  Excluding Animemyu, I counted 12 all together...  I'm hoping for more pleasant weather and a larger showing of Cos-Players this year... More Cos-Player's in attendance shows interest, and with this interest I'm hoping to get the festival planners to do more activities...  I mean aside from FanimeCon's participation in the Children's Activity Zone.

On a related note... I have a question, "Anyone out there (San Jose and neighboring cities) do 'Period' Cos-Play?"
#67
This is an open invite to all, especially Cos-Players, looking for a place to meet up and do stuff on this day.

Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Time:10am - 5pm
Place: 6th Street and Jackson St., San Jose Nihonmachi
Admission: FREE
Hosted by:Japantown Community Congress of San Jose (JCCsj), City of San Jose, and Various Supporters


Live Entertainment on 3-stages.
Food
Martial Art Demonstrations
Vendors
Art/Craft Exhibits
Import Car Exhibit
Silent Auction
Raffles
Children's Activity Zone


...And much more!

More Info at: http://www.spiritofjapantownfestival.com/
#68
Thank you all for your support of San Jose Nihonmachi and its cultural events...

My "Period" cosplay project fell though because I couldn't get official permission from the festival's main chairperson to do it... ???... but I stated to them that I would attend in costume regardless...  I'll be there for photos, visitor assistance, unhappy-children and anything else I see needing attending to.

Note: It'll be warm this weekend so Cosplay with care and let's all have fun.




#69
Sorry for not keeping this updated... I forgot my account password... :P

The last lessons for this year are coming up... (7:30-8:45pm) Monday, June 29 - Tuesday, June 30 & Wednesday, July 1.
I'll be there practically all day Saturday... Working on a "Period" Cosplay project... ???  Anyone else going to be in attendance, cosplay or not?  If so, stop by... say hi... and enjoy the free entertainment at the festival.



#70
Quote from: UsakoMinako on May 26, 2009, 10:52:09 AM
Maid Cafe was soooooooooo FUN. It was hard for me personally to be served because when the maids are so nice all i want to do is serve THEM! Usagi was my maid and I could tell from standing way back in line that she really had a magic in her. ^_^ I felt very happy after a looooooooooooong stressful weekend!

Jun-san,
   Great job coordinating Fanimaid cafe... I too had Usagi as my maid and her service was exemplary.  I've had very little experience with maid cafes, and Usagi made me feel comfortable.  When she made a little heart shape with her hands and smiled... well, it was moe to the max.  Please ask her to return for 2010...

Onigaishimasu! < Forehead resting on the floor >

Side Note:
Sailor Moon 1,
   Thanks for abducting me from the Dealer's Hall for 7-hours...(^_^)
#71
Quote from: Dracil on May 31, 2009, 11:55:11 PM
Hmm, is there one in SF?
SF Bon Odori Info:

Buddist Church of San Francisco (www.bcsfweb.org)
1881 Pine St.
(415) 776-3158

Ginza Bazaar:
Saturday, July 25th (From 12:00p)
Sunday, July 26th (From 11:00a)

Dance practice :  July 1, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17 from 7-9pm

Bon Odori: Sunday, July 26th, 1-3pm
#72
Hey All,
     For any of you who still have some energy to burn off from Fanime Con '09, Bon season is coming up.  SJ Betsuin Church has posted its schedule for free dance lessons and is as follows:

SJ Obon Odori Practice:
Monday, June 22 - Tuesday, June 23 & Wednesday, June 24

Monday, June 29 - Tuesday, June 30 & Wednesday, July 1

Practices are from 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm, in the Annex building gym (Building next to Buddist Temple).

San Jose Obon will be held on July 11th (12p-10p) and July 12th (12p-8p).  For those who want to watch... the dance usually starts around 6:30-7:00p... Hope I see some of you there.
#73
     Well... It didn't go as planned... What I thought would only take an hour or two to do started at 11:00a Sat and ended up finishing at 8:00p Sun. night.  I limited the area of play to the upper concourse of the convention center.  Saturday I patrolled as a Yakuza Yojimbo.  I thought these were easy categories to award (Taking into account non-cosplaying attendees), but they were far from the truth.  As I started the giveaway, it took 45min for someone to ask for a picture of me, then an hour after that to find a manga reader... You kind of get a picture what I went through.  Sunday, I was cosplaying as Tuxedo Kamen and still had problems awarding prizes.  
      As for the winners, the typical response was first skepticism, then disbelief.  I mean telling someone that they just one a prize for reading MANGA, well... They just look at you funny. After explaining what it was for, the response changed to that a con should have more random secret suprise giveaways like this.  This Idea still needs a lot of work, though, but I'm happy with the results of this small test...  On a lighter note, I'm glad not one person yelled out. "Hentai!" then slap me with their Con program.
     The dealers I selected for this test were very helpful to the cause.  Once I explained what I was doing and why I chose their business,they were more than willing to participate.  So thanks to FAR OUT TOYS, PURPLE PLUM/THEANIMESTORE, and NEMU-NEMU for participating and allowing the winners to choose from their variety of merchandise.


Here's a summary of the prize distrubution:The first person found...  
Maido-san Cosplay. (Awarded $20 cash)
Pre-'90s Cosplay.  (Awarded $20 cash)
Tokusatsu Cosplay  (Awarded $25 buying credit @ Nemu-Nemu)
Reading Manga (Awarded $20 cash)
That asked me for a Photo (Awarded $25 buying credit @ PurplePlum/TheAnimeStore)
Drinking a Japanese Beverage (Awarded $20 cash)
To mention the word "Steam-Punk" (Awarded $25 buying credit @ Nemu-Nemu)


Prizes Not Awarded:
(1) $25 buying credit @ Far Out Toys
(1) $20 cash

Not located at Con during Event Window:
Playing a Crimson Nintendo DS
Wearing a Japanese Rush Hat

#74
Quote from: BrightHeart76 on May 17, 2009, 03:36:04 PM
Quote from: Jidai Geki on May 17, 2009, 12:15:01 PM


I'm sorry to hear your family is having medical problems.  It's very hard when family is ill.  I hope things work out.

Don't worry about the prize stuff, frankly we'll all be fine.  Focus on your family.  I hope things work out and you're able to make it on Sunday just so you can relax a little.

Quote from: SimaSeph on May 17, 2009, 03:43:58 PM
Quote from: BrightHeart76 on May 17, 2009, 03:36:04 PM
Quote from: Jidai Geki on May 17, 2009, 12:15:01 PM


I'm sorry to hear your family is having medical problems.  It's very hard when family is ill.  I hope things work out.

Don't worry about the prize stuff, frankly we'll all be fine.  Focus on your family.  I hope things work out and you're able to make it on Sunday just so you can relax a little.

Agreed. This is perfectly understandable. Your family really should come first, and I'm sure we'll all understand. I hope things get better soon. Take care of your family, and take care of yourself. :)

Thank you all for your well wishes... My mother was discharged from Kaiser Santa Clara yesterday after a week in a recovery ward... Well, minus one kidney... The other one is only working at 60% efficiency...  the results from cancerous tumors...  One will never no just how valuable a parent is until they get seriously ill... So please, when you get home from FanimeCon, tell your parent or guardian, "Thank you for being there."

On another note, I, being of 1/2 Japanese descent, do not like to give in so easily... And I'll feel bad if I don't even try to meet my commitments... So, I'll be at FanimeCon this weekend, but on a limited schedule...  I would like to conduct a limited test on Sat. (FanimeCon's busiest day)... I know I first said Sun., but I figure that more of you would be there on Sat.  I apologize for the confusion.  This test will be smaller than originally planned... I want to see what kind of reactions I get from the Con attendees.   I will let you all know how it turns out.
#75
With great disappointment this event has been cancelled due to a serious medical situation with a parental family member.  My attendance at the Con looks doubtful as I will be assisting with out-patient recovery.  This could all change if there are signs of major improvement***... But, only time can tell.

Forgive me for raising all of your hopes, but family comes first regardless... I hope you all understand.
With sincere apologies,
Robert K. (Aka. Jidai Geki or B)

*** If I'm able to attend, I'll conduct the prize distrubution on Sunday, May 24th.  Starting at 11:00a and ending when all prizes are distributed.


#76
Quote from: Meirin on May 13, 2009, 01:29:56 AM
Quote from: Jidai Geki on May 13, 2009, 12:08:12 AM
Don't you think hearing, "Hajimemashite, kore wa anata eno purezento desu." sounds better than hearing someone say, "Hey, guy, there's a prize in this envelope, take it."[/color]

idk[sp] some people might think you're a weeaboo (weirdo) and avoid you like the plague, but don't take my word for it. :'D Nothing wrong with free stuff after all.
For the most part.
I'm putting information here so people can read and pass the info., but if people think that FanimeCon isn't ready for 'Prize Patrols' then let me know... I'll convey the info to Fanime Resource Group 'Prize Patrols' aren't supposed to be obvious... If they were, then it would ruin the suprise.  The idea here is that if it this test works on a small-scale, then it can advance to a large-scale planning next year.

I'm not going to jump out of the woodwork and scream, "BOO!"... I will approach the winner, say a catch phase (Every contest needs one...), then explain why they were selected to win.

Quote from: BlueCharisma on May 13, 2009, 01:39:19 AM
nande yanen!?
Giving out gifts/prizes is a western concept but remains the same throughtout the world... Think Santa Claus... Or does everyone think the concept of Santa giving gifts is weird too?  Oh great... Now I'm going to get sues by ST. Nick and a lump of coal... ;D
#77
Quote from: Runewitt on May 13, 2009, 12:33:12 AM
this is a really cool idea. you could probably get more dealers intersted by explaining it to them at the con this year and asking for tickets/prizes that get discounts on their websites/ at con.
Thanks, I'll be trying out 3 different dealers for this test... I can't say who they are, but I know those individuals that receive a merchandise voucher can get some really nice stuff.  I didn't want to go to big too fast... Just want to test some parts of this event idea and get some feedback.
#78
Quote from: Meirin on May 12, 2009, 09:52:11 PM
So what if someone replies back in complex Japanese, more than you understand? What will you do?
Also, what do you intend on accomplishing with these random acts?

I'm just being curious. :9

質問が多いすぎからサーセンww
I'm asking too many questions srry lol
Q - So what if someone replies back in complex Japanese, more than you understand... What will you do?
A - I was at Fanime Last year and heard very few people conducting their business in Japanese, so the line is just an "Ice Breaker"... Dialogue to get someone's attention.  What would I do if confronted with a complex response in the Japanese dialect... Easy... say, "Nihongo wa wakari masen."  Don't you think hearing, "Hajimemashite, kore wa anata eno purezento desu." sounds better than hearing someone say, "Hey, guy, there's a prize in this envelope, take it."

Q- What do you intend on accomplishing with these random acts?
A- To rule the world...Errr, not really. 
   1. Test Con attendee response to the act of random prize dirtibution. (Think Publisher's Clearinghouse)
   2. Test the base format for a "Prize Patrol" event.
   3. Promote closer ties between FanimeCon, San Jose Nihonmachi and attending dealers and artists.
   4. Hopefully, creating something new to set Fanime apart from other anime cons.
   5. Hopefully, happy con attendees.



I'm just being curious. I'm asking too many questions srry lol:9
- Curiosity is good... It has a tendency to bring about change. ;D





#79
Quote from: TC_X0_Lt_0X on May 12, 2009, 12:00:19 AM
I have to Cosplay D=?
Oh well...

Sorry about that... I've been editing the text so much that I end up losing some of it (Text has been corrected to include non-cosplayers).
Do you have to Cosplay... Well, no.  It would make it a bit interesting though... But for non-cosplaying attendees, I'm having a little trouble defining a selection criteria.  I can't make it too easy, but again I can't make the subject too restrictive.

Here are some examples of selection criteria that I'm NOT using so this will give an idea of how this will happen:
Cosplay: The first person I meet with Green & White hair.
Attendee: The first person I find with a blue camera.
Gamer: The first person I find using a Crimson Nintendo DS.

Remember, the person receiving an "Arigatou" won't know why until I tell them...

Quote from: OpheliaCat8 on May 12, 2009, 01:26:51 PM
始めまして、これはあなたのプレセントです。
"nice to meet you, this is your present."

ありがとうございます。"thank you."

その事はちょっとおもしろくて、楽しいだから、やったのよ! おねがいします!
this this is a little interesting and fun so, ITS ON!!!  please! (or more literaly, "please take care of me.")

I approve!

Moshiwake Arimasen!!!
I learn my Japanese phonically (Again, darn those drama class.)... I have yet to figure out how to read it... I have problems distingushing between Hiragana, Katakana, and my nightmare, Kanji.  So anything I say, in japanese most likely will be canned lines.  Again, I'm sorry.
#80
Quote from: SirVincent on May 11, 2009, 01:25:33 AM
So your going to do what now? Just walk around and give people things? ??? ??? ???

Quote from: TC_X0_Lt_0X on May 11, 2009, 06:27:32 PM
I don't follow to well...
But anything with free prizes is welcomed by me  ;D.

Sometimes one has to lose a little in order to gain a lot.
Yes, I'm just going to be walking around, giving things to Con attendees, but here's the catch... You won't know what I'm dressed like and you won't know why I selected you to receive an "Arigatou" until I contact you.

I don't need people chasing/stalking me though the Con... I don't need everyone glued to their personal communication device... I'm looking for honest cosplayers/Attendees.  Let fate guide my path, and all of you enjoy the Con.

Remember, it's a test event... So everything is coming out of my pocket... errr, sleeve.  I'm estabishing 12 prizes for this test, mainly comprised of Six (6) "Universal Gift Certificates" and six (6) Merchandise Vouchers from selected dealers at the Con.  It's just me this year... If this works, maybe 5 of us next year

Quote from: BrightHeart76 on May 11, 2009, 05:31:47 PM
OK my Japanese isn't very good.  But I can translate that pretty well.  Is there a specific way we should respond?  Just Arigatou?

I might say that to remain in character... darn those drama lessons in HS.  It's not necessary to respond in Japanese... If I see that the reciepiant doesn't understand, I'll say it in English... but I warn all of you, I'll sound like a badly dubbed anime DVD.