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Title: Where should the loners start?
Post by: bebop on April 18, 2011, 12:54:09 AM
Ok so, I have been going to FAnime for about 4 years. I started back in 2006.

What I noticed, was that I am spending a lot of time by myself and doing my own thing all those years

I would see groups and masses of people hanging out, and I would ponder to myself "How did they all become friends?"

So I'm basically a loner dude who is looking to make some new friends.

Like, talk to me about your experiences and how you developed a network of friends through the convention. (I have none)

Do you go to certain gatherings?
Do you go to certain events?
Do you just walk up to people and randomly talk to them? (lol this is considered creepy right?)

I mean, there is events like Speed Dating and I think I'm gonna try that too just to make some new friends
but I want would like to know if there are more events like this, where you can meet new people intentionally and make new friends.

sorry, my network of friends in the anime world is very low
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: SukebeStudios on April 18, 2011, 01:39:56 AM
Ok so, I have been going to FAnime for about 4 years. I started back in 2006.

What I noticed, was that I am spending a lot of time by myself and doing my own thing all those years

I would see groups and masses of people hanging out, and I would ponder to myself "How did they all become friends?"

So I'm basically a loner dude who is looking to make some new friends.

Like, talk to me about your experiences and how you developed a network of friends through the convention. (I have none)

Do you go to certain gatherings?
Do you go to certain events?
Do you just walk up to people and randomly talk to them? (lol this is considered creepy right?)

I mean, there is events like Speed Dating and I think I'm gonna try that too just to make some new friends
but I want would like to know if there are more events like this, where you can meet new people intentionally and make new friends.

sorry, my network of friends in the anime world is very low

Dude, if you want to make a network of friends, just ask me! ^_^ I'm always trying to do the same.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: LastExile on April 18, 2011, 06:51:57 AM
For 3 years I've been going to the convention with a couple of my friends, and I usually meet up with people I know at-con.

As far as making new friends, I find the B&W Ball is a good place to talk to people, since others often lose their inhibitions there and become very outgoing.
If you're cosplaying, you could meet people at gatherings to talk to, and through your cosplay you have an excuse to talk to anybody else who's cosplaying from the same series/videogame etc.

Also, so long as you're not acting like a total creeper and get the message when people are creeped out/annoyed by you, it's alright to randomly walk up to people and talk to them. Happens to me all the time, and I do it pretty frequently, at booths and whatnot. I mean, everybody at Fanime presumably have something in common with one another, and that's a love of anime and/or a love of video games. So, it's relatively easy to strike up random conversation because you already have something to talk about.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: pokkypok on April 20, 2011, 10:57:18 PM
Lines are a good place to meet people. XD

Besides that, the black and white ball and the dance lessons are a good place. Even if you don't consider yourself a dancer, they are all partner dances and you're pretty much forced to talk to people.
If you're an artist, it's easy to strike up a conversation with some one selling in the artist's alley. If you're a gamer, you can meet people in the game room. Or even just find someone and ask them to play air hockey with you.

I usually go with a small group of friends, so what we like to do is find another group of people sitting down or something, and asking them to play a game with us, like Never Never, Would You Rather, etc. Just any kinds of group games. Then people walking by might end up joining.

And ummm... yeah. :D
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Himeno on April 22, 2011, 12:12:36 AM
Ok so, I have been going to FAnime for about 4 years. I started back in 2006.

What I noticed, was that I am spending a lot of time by myself and doing my own thing all those years

I would see groups and masses of people hanging out, and I would ponder to myself "How did they all become friends?"

So I'm basically a loner dude who is looking to make some new friends.

Like, talk to me about your experiences and how you developed a network of friends through the convention. (I have none)

Do you go to certain gatherings?
Do you go to certain events?
Do you just walk up to people and randomly talk to them? (lol this is considered creepy right?)

I mean, there is events like Speed Dating and I think I'm gonna try that too just to make some new friends
but I want would like to know if there are more events like this, where you can meet new people intentionally and make new friends.

sorry, my network of friends in the anime world is very low
I have what you could consider a 'network of friends', but because I'm based on the other side of the Pacific, I'm lucky to see them offline even once every year or two.
They on the other hand, tend to have dozens of people which they can see on a monthly (or more) basis. Makes things a bit hard. :/
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Tsu on April 24, 2011, 04:18:07 PM
Fanime is pretty much the only place I've been where its the norm to strike up conversations with complete strangers. I always get a little crosseyed when someone I don't know turns to me and just starts talking about something, assuming I'm in front of one of their friends or something... nope. Go for it! We're all there for the same reason, after all.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: SOawesomeness on April 26, 2011, 04:13:34 PM
Tbh, I have the same problem. I love the atmosphere, but a lot of the conventions I attend, it's just me and it's kinda sad. So then, I staff. It's a great way to getting to know someone that you'll be stuck with for a few hours at a time at a convention- not to mention if you do it right, you basically get a second family and if you're really really awesome, any convention that you go to, you'll be introduced to more people and know the staff there and so on and so forth.
So if you've got a few hours to spare and you're really bored, I'd just suggest you volunteer or something just to try it out.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Yuki Valentine on May 05, 2011, 09:53:47 PM
Wow...  Fanime is the perfect place to meet new friends.  I am a pretty shy person in general, but I feel completely at home here at Fanime.  I have gone up to many different random people and said, "Hey, you look cool.  Would you like to hang out?" and we have become good friends.  Just the thought that pretty much everybody has so much in common with each other is simply wonderful.  We're all one big family.  =D
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on May 05, 2011, 11:33:58 PM
Wow...  Fanime is the perfect place to meet new friends.  I am a pretty shy person in general, but I feel completely at home here at Fanime.  I have gone up to many different random people and said, "Hey, you look cool.  Would you like to hang out?" and we have become good friends.  Just the thought that pretty much everybody has so much in common with each other is simply wonderful.  We're all one big family.  =D

It's because you are a girl.
If a Guy did this, they would be seen as a creeper.
If I saw someone do this, I would think they were probably a creeper.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Persona on May 06, 2011, 11:33:18 AM
I think there are more nuances than that. A guy could be chill and ask, "do you want to hang out?" Or they could get into your personal space, give you a creepy smile, skeeze on your cleavage and say the same thing. I'd still try to start up a conversation beforehand and find some common ground, though. Otherwise it would be extremely strange (even in a convention context) to ask to hang out solely based on their appearance. If you prefaced that with "I love your costume" or "I love (that series your outfit is from)" and went from there, they would be more receptive to talking to you and possibly hanging out with you.

Personally, I would find either guys or girls running up to me and asking to hang out randomly to be strange. Some people might be more open to it, but establishing some sort of context first would definitely help.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on May 06, 2011, 01:12:55 PM
Well yeah.
You would need to converse before hand before asking to hand out. The only way to do that without being a Creeper is to have a common interest inherent to the situation, such as one of the people having a specific cosplay to which a conversation can start.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Yuki Valentine on May 06, 2011, 05:59:07 PM
Well, I didn't say it exactly like that, of course.  I was just giving an example.  I don't think anybody would hang out with somebody if they said something as creeperish like that.  Of course we talked more before we actually decided to hang out.  =\
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Runewitt on May 06, 2011, 09:10:14 PM
Registration is a great place to start.
no. seriously. if you are standing in line for a while, talk to the people around you. you already know you have common interests.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Himeno on May 07, 2011, 12:20:04 AM
My biggest concern is finding the people I'm trying to meet.

I generally go to conventions on my own. I almost always know other people who are going. Only problem is finding those people to meet them. Sometimes they don't leave offline contact details. Others I don't recognize them in their costume (one year at Otakon, I was looking for someone who I expected to be Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn. She was Sailor Jupiter instead. I didn't recognize her with the different wig).
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 07, 2011, 11:12:04 PM
Ok so, I have been going to FAnime for about 4 years. I started back in 2006.

What I noticed, was that I am spending a lot of time by myself and doing my own thing all those years

I would see groups and masses of people hanging out, and I would ponder to myself "How did they all become friends?"

So I'm basically a loner dude who is looking to make some new friends.

Like, talk to me about your experiences and how you developed a network of friends through the convention. (I have none)

Do you go to certain gatherings?
Do you go to certain events?
Do you just walk up to people and randomly talk to them? (lol this is considered creepy right?)

I mean, there is events like Speed Dating and I think I'm gonna try that too just to make some new friends
but I want would like to know if there are more events like this, where you can meet new people intentionally and make new friends.

sorry, my network of friends in the anime world is very low

Dude, if you want to make a network of friends, just ask me! ^_^ I'm always trying to do the same.

lol Im the "loner" also used to hang out with my friends from highschool but they have slowly starting hanging out with other friends. So yea i even tried making a post for local people to meet up and make friends but this is cool to if people tend to go to cons in Californa.
So count me in the wanting to make more friends category and hang out.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: mrmuggles on May 13, 2011, 04:35:27 PM
> What I noticed, was that I am spending a lot of time by myself and doing my own thing all those years

I've been attending different fandom conventions for the past 5 years and experience this a bit myself.  I'm not exactly shy, and have no trouble chatting with strangers, but I have trouble initiating--I blame my overly polite Asian upbringing ;-). FWIW, I'd love to see a "newbs and loaners" meetup early on the first day.  This will be my first Fanime coming up, and I'm going alone and hoping for the best. 
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 13, 2011, 05:24:21 PM
It'd be nice if there was a place/time for the "loners" or the "newbies" to go and meet up and interact. Of course it'd be more of an unofficial thing but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen....Actually it should and can(Someone make it happen ;))
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 13, 2011, 08:16:26 PM
Well i started a topic for local people to meet up and hang out. If your local to the cons area we can try and get somethen going. Because most Noobs wont be going to far to get to fanime so it should work. I take it 1 hour drive at most for most people who are new to anime conventions.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 16, 2011, 04:26:34 AM
From what i've been seeing on the forums, there actually seems to be a big turnout for non-locals going. Fanime has gotten pretty big now(I think it's one of the top ten in the US now..). I'm a local to San Jose more or less, I bounce around the Bay Area so it's never too far.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: HunterZero on May 16, 2011, 02:19:03 PM
You should choose a specific event to meet up at after it is done (such as... the Cthulhu for President Panel).

You can also meet some really fun people at the Hentai nights, but be warned there are a lot of creepers.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 17, 2011, 07:41:12 PM
You should choose a specific event to meet up at after it is done (such as... the Cthulhu for President Panel).

You can also meet some really fun people at the Hentai nights, but be warned there are a lot of creepers.

....ohh..no..!?! Never again! If you do meet up for hentai nights(which i don't recommended from bad personal experience) be sure to avoid the typical "ecchi" people that weave their way into the crowd/room. Last time I went some 40yr old guy sitting In the back of the room kept trying to talk to me...I left then he followed....and he still kept trying to talk to me(.=_=.).
I say that to say this, if you go Be WARNED!! Be READY!!.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 17, 2011, 08:05:20 PM
You should choose a specific event to meet up at after it is done (such as... the Cthulhu for President Panel).

You can also meet some really fun people at the Hentai nights, but be warned there are a lot of creepers.

O yea theirs hella weird people for the Early hentai night times ive heard the hecklers and DANG they are loud and dont shhh up.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Rhornez on May 18, 2011, 05:19:18 PM
never made friends at Fanime always went with friends that i knew at school
foreveralone.jpg
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: LadyGlitterbow on May 18, 2011, 06:13:54 PM
Let's all be friends! Lol! No really, you are already at a convention where everyone there has the same exact interest as you, there should be no problem making friends. Best thing to do is go to group events where you know there will be game playing and talking, and then do just that... talk! It's not creepy to walk up to strangers and strike up a conversation as long as you don't act creepy. Talk to a cosplayer, "That's a nice outfit... how did you make it?" Talk to people at a dance... "Wanna dance?" Get involved in a game or karaoke! One of the best places I went to make friends was tabletop gaming. Break out a game late at night when people are dying for something to happen. Those fun group games like pictionary, apples to apples, or munchkin. This makes you exciting and popular. Invite people to play and they will come over. There you go, you have just made some friends!
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Alix777 on May 18, 2011, 06:44:36 PM
Hello this is my second year going and I was kind of a "loner" last year.  None of my friends are really interested in anime, so I'm secretly an anime nerd lol.  So it would be nice to make new friends and I'm really shy, so you'd have to come up and talk to me first. 
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Rhornez on May 18, 2011, 06:48:27 PM
^ we got a brave one here :o
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: HunterZero on May 18, 2011, 08:29:09 PM
Hello this is my second year going and I was kind of a "loner" last year.  None of my friends are really interested in anime, so I'm secretly an anime nerd lol.  So it would be nice to make new friends and I'm really shy, so you'd have to come up and talk to me first. 

Come to Cthulhu for President, WHERE THE WINNERS ARE
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 18, 2011, 09:23:10 PM
Hello this is my second year going and I was kind of a "loner" last year.  None of my friends are really interested in anime, so I'm secretly an anime nerd lol.  So it would be nice to make new friends and I'm really shy, so you'd have to come up and talk to me first. 

You took a big step already, this is the perfect place to find someone to meet up with(.^_^.)b
There's plenty of friendly ppl here, all ready to make new friends.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Rhornez on May 18, 2011, 10:20:22 PM
yess
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 18, 2011, 11:30:37 PM
Hello this is my second year going and I was kind of a "loner" last year.  None of my friends are really interested in anime, so I'm secretly an anime nerd lol.  So it would be nice to make new friends and I'm really shy, so you'd have to come up and talk to me first. 

Come to Cthulhu for President, WHERE THE WINNERS ARE

dude for that much advertisement you ow the topic starter money XD lol

but alix   it is the time of the nerd. Being a nerd is cool now 100% of the people who watch tv watched one or 2 anime series and dont know it. If its no from disney high chance its an dubed anime besides family guy and simpsons and american dad like shows.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: xichisex on May 19, 2011, 08:43:52 PM
My best friend that has been coming with me to FanimeCon for two years now - this will be her third - was never into anime or cosplaying or just thought going to a convention for the first time would be a fun experience. Already we didn't have completely similar interests. Then I took her to places at the convention like the dance and we played video games, and hell yes.. Hentai Night and Yaoi Night. Now she is obsessed with 'Nana' and 'Host Club' and even though she still doesn't dress up - or rather gussy's up in normal clothes - she has super fun. Especially at PicaPics where every year we see Ryan. D: We try not to stalk him, but it's hard.

Basically you just gotta go up to people or even drag someone along with you that you are already a friend with and show them stuff THEY may like. Be all, "Hey, I like this. Maybe you will enjoy it." Or if you see random people at a convention - ESPECIALLY THE GAMING SALON - just start a chat. I know a bunch of people play board games. Maybe take one out and ask if someone wants to play, or ask if you can play next turn against the winner. Complimenting cosplays is a good opener as well.

If you see me there just say hi! :3 I'll be wearing these costumes!

(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/ichisegossip/81b39b55.png)(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/ichisegossip/b2603354.png)(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/ichisegossip/45ef97d9.jpg)(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/ichisegossip/ae385961.png)

Name's Ichise, or.. Ally. :D


Mod edit: It's called a dance:)
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: KuroNek0 on May 19, 2011, 09:49:11 PM
FELLOW LONERS?
I HAVE FOUND MY PEOPLE <3

It'd be a pleasure to become acquainted with any of you at the con :]
...although I AM slightly socially awkward >__>;;
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Rhornez on May 19, 2011, 10:36:13 PM
if u see a Anbu Black ops ninja with a slight belly poking thro the leather vest, and is mexican thats me
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 19, 2011, 10:41:31 PM
If you see Nekozawa or Free walking around its probaly me. O yea if you see a BIG blue BOX made of cloth thats me to
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: freewayangel092 on May 20, 2011, 12:21:56 AM
I've been following this topic for abit now and I wanted to just add my 3 yen ok?? I am a loner too and I still have a great time. I have never met an unfriendly person at FANIME. Just have fun be yourself and strike up chats with people around you. Like me!!! When I am in line If i hear something funny or something I want to comment on I do. This is how friends are made. I do have a few words of warning....MEN treat all the LADIES with RESPECT.  I've seen a few guys, I won't call them men, treat a lady wrong. If she don't want her pic taken or you are freakin her out just leave her alone.  I want everyone to have fun and a great time. So if a big over weight cuddly panda looking guy says hi dont be too scared. (I dont have a real panda suit. Yet.)
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 20, 2011, 01:46:32 AM
FELLOW LONERS?
I HAVE FOUND MY PEOPLE <3

It'd be a pleasure to become acquainted with any of you at the con :]
...although I AM slightly socially awkward >__>;;

Why is that?





There should be an area where people can just meet up who want to make friends. Like a general mingling area that is aside from stage zero and other places. I mean you can hop in a game of ninja with any group in the game room and possibly make a friend there.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 20, 2011, 09:47:41 AM
if u see a Anbu Black ops ninja with a slight belly poking thro the leather vest, and is mexican thats me
hhahaha, that was a great description ;D If I see you i'll be sure to say "yo".

As for a meet up spot for "loners"(I don't think you guys are) we kinda discussed that here: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,15944.0.html 
And so far it seems like we mite have a nice turnout hopefully. Also I gave a brief discription of myself there so if anyone wants to say hi..you'll know what to look for ;)
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 20, 2011, 06:58:39 PM
My best friend that has been coming with me to FanimeCon for two years now - this will be her third - was never into anime or cosplaying or just thought going to a convention for the first time would be a fun experience. Already we didn't have completely similar interests. Then I took her to places at the convention like the dance and we played video games, and hell yes.. Hentai Night and Yaoi Night. Now she is obsessed with 'Nana' and 'Host Club' and even though she still doesn't dress up - or rather gussy's up in normal clothes - she has super fun. Especially at PicaPics where every year we see Ryan. D: We try not to stalk him, but it's hard.

Basically you just gotta go up to people or even drag someone along with you that you are already a friend with and show them stuff THEY may like. Be all, "Hey, I like this. Maybe you will enjoy it." Or if you see random people at a convention - ESPECIALLY THE GAMING SALON - just start a chat. I know a bunch of people play board games. Maybe take one out and ask if someone wants to play, or ask if you can play next turn against the winner. Complimenting cosplays is a good opener as well.

If you see me there just say hi! :3 I'll be wearing these costumes!

(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/ichisegossip/81b39b55.png)(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/ichisegossip/b2603354.png)(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/ichisegossip/45ef97d9.jpg)(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/ichisegossip/ae385961.png)

Name's Ichise, or.. Ally. :D

Ill keep an eye out. I think there should be an offishal loner gathering. Im kinda starting a last mine one for locals might as well make them one and the same?
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: emogothichippy on May 21, 2011, 12:30:15 PM
hey this year dude im not going with any friends id be more than glad to hang with you lol
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: KuroNek0 on May 21, 2011, 08:44:38 PM
Feel free to give my Facebook a shout :]
I just made it a couple days ago so I don't have many friends on there = 3=;;
But anyways, I hope to meet some of you guys there  :D

facebook.com/AriChii
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 21, 2011, 09:55:57 PM
me to
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=562828598
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 21, 2011, 10:30:13 PM
I still don't believe in Facebook so I don't have one>,>....but I should prolly make one someday. It's seems to be the big craze nowadays.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 21, 2011, 11:34:15 PM
I still don't believe in Facebook so I don't have one>,>....but I should prolly make one someday. It's seems to be the big craze nowadays.
it is something to waste time on and chat with people   its like a public email system with some private sections
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: kollunz on May 22, 2011, 12:24:51 AM
Speed dating. I'm going to try it out. I know at least 20+ people going to fanime this year, but it never hurts to meet and know even more people!
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: ININ on May 22, 2011, 02:02:51 AM
The answer to the question "Where should the loners start?" is yourself.  Evaluate your conversation skills.  How you say it is more important than what you say.  We're at Fanime.  The topics are easy:  anime, video games, sci-fi, J-POP, games, karaoke, art, cosplay, etc.  Smile and begin in a friendly way =)  Maintain natural eye contact ;)

Your presentation is another factor.  Please present yourself as a clean, well groomed person who takes cares of himself or herself.  No otaku smell.  That's a turn off!
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 22, 2011, 05:39:44 AM
The answer to the question "Where should the loners start?" is yourself.  Evaluate your conversation skills.  How you say it is more important than what you say.  We're at Fanime.  The topics are easy:  anime, video games, sci-fi, J-POP, games, karaoke, art, cosplay, etc.  Smile and begin in a friendly way =)  Maintain natural eye contact ;)

Your presentation is another factor.  Please present yourself as a clean, well groomed person who takes cares of himself or herself.  No otaku smell.  That's a turn off!
..I was gonna add do a flip or a handstand. But I think you summed everything up pretty good already ;)
(I'll have to remember the maintain neutral eye contact part..I tend to zone out and look at the sky or in the distance~_~)

Honestly though I don't think anyone in this forum is a "Loner". That would mean you prefer to be alone or don't care for the company of others(I used to be that way so I know). At worst you could call yourself "socially awkward" but I don't like that phrase either. Just think of yourself as "someone with a few friends that wants to make more"(.^_^.)b
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: squishynin on May 23, 2011, 12:59:30 AM
Casually throwing self into the topic

I am also a shy individual who will have no one to hang around with. I'm usually okay with this, but this is my first time going all weekend, so I'm pretty sure I'll feel lonely at some point.
Your guys' advice is really helpful and I'll definitely keep it in mind! Maybe we'll see each other? I'll be a lone Taokaka cosplayer, if you do end up seeing me.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: KuroNek0 on May 23, 2011, 01:21:46 AM
I'll be a lone Taokaka cosplayer, if you do end up seeing me.

..I...I....I LOVE TAOKAKA <3 <3
-glomp-
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 23, 2011, 01:26:50 AM
Casually throwing self into the topic

I am also a shy individual who will have no one to hang around with. I'm usually okay with this, but this is my first time going all weekend, so I'm pretty sure I'll feel lonely at some point.
Your guys' advice is really helpful and I'll definitely keep it in mind! Maybe we'll see each other? I'll be a lone Taokaka cosplayer, if you do end up seeing me.

Lol im not shy im actualy pretty outgoing its just all my "friends" tend to hang out with their other friends instead of me TT_TT. lol They probly get sick of me because im like a lost kitten when im bored i just follow them around  XD
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: squishynin on May 23, 2011, 01:53:17 AM
..I...I....I LOVE TAOKAKA <3 <3
-glomp-

*is glomped*


Lol im not shy im actualy pretty outgoing its just all my "friends" tend to hang out with their other friends instead of me TT_TT. lol They probly get sick of me because im like a lost kitten when im bored i just follow them around  XD

Aww D:
I'll be happy to hang out with you for a while if we do end up meeting!
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 23, 2011, 07:11:52 AM
I'll be a lone Taokaka cosplayer, if you do end up seeing me.

..I...I....I LOVE TAOKAKA <3 <3
-glomp-

WHaT!!?!?! Taokaka cosplay? That's epic^_^ I hope I see you there.Actually I will see you, since i'm gonna just be wandering around anyway ;)
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Ikki Yoneda on May 23, 2011, 08:16:49 AM
sorry, my network of friends in the anime world is very low
Mine is practically non-existent. Some folks I see at a local anime club about once a month, and FanimeCon once a year. But I've worked staff since 2005, and met some good people who also staff (one is even a regular at the local club). Been coming since 1997, and worked as a Vol a couple of years before finding a staff niche. Either way, I have been able to meet people at the con. So do consider it. Hmmm, do they still call it the "Vole Hole" (where volunteer attendees hang out for assignments)?
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Cybermisadventures on May 23, 2011, 10:36:58 AM
Yeah a lot of my friends actually bailed for Fanime, but I don't exactly even really have a loner problem. I think everyone is coming to Fanime, like any other con, with the intention to bond with other Anime fans and make friends. If loners are afraid that they're intruding or being awkward, don't. c: I mean, lets face it, us Anime fans are kind of awkward people no matter how you look at it. Anyone who says the aren't and who loves anime are LYING. LOL!

I'm gonna be cosplaying as Simon from Gurren Lagann, Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury/KOF and (maybe) Grimmjow from Bleach. I don't know which days yet, but one of those 3. Don't be afraid to come up to me to talk about stuff~
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: God91125 on May 23, 2011, 10:54:11 AM
I'm ultra shy D: V_V Usually alone in the mornings and late evenings since either my friends don't get up early or at night they're doing events I'm not tooo interested in. Epic Taokaka though! ^^^ :D
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 23, 2011, 11:12:56 AM
Well lets have a gathering of the loners XD.
What do you all think of these days and times? Pick one or two and we can try and get together XD


Thursday Day 0 THE LINE!!!!
7pm (after badges we could possibly meet up if people going down the Thursday.

Friday   possible day
10 sound good?

Saturday
10 (before everything starts getten busy)
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 23, 2011, 11:26:04 AM
Well lets have a gathering of the loners XD.

Thursday Day 0 THE LINE!!!!
7pm (after badges we could possibly meet up if people going down the Thursday.

Friday   possible day
10 sound good?

Saturday
10 (before everything starts getten busy)

Friday/Saturday @10 Am or Pm?
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 23, 2011, 11:59:43 AM
Well lets have a gathering of the loners XD.

Thursday Day 0 THE LINE!!!!
7pm (after badges we could possibly meet up if people going down the Thursday.

Friday   possible day
10 sound good?

Saturday
10 (before everything starts getten busy)

Friday/Saturday @10 Am or Pm?
What do you all think of these days and times? Pick one or two and we can try and get together XD
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Rhornez on May 23, 2011, 08:38:26 PM
what is taokaka?
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Runewitt on May 23, 2011, 08:42:42 PM
The answer to the question "Where should the loners start?" is yourself.  Evaluate your conversation skills.  How you say it is more important than what you say.  We're at Fanime.  The topics are easy:  anime, video games, sci-fi, J-POP, games, karaoke, art, cosplay, etc.  Smile and begin in a friendly way =)  Maintain natural eye contact ;)

Your presentation is another factor.  Please present yourself as a clean, well groomed person who takes cares of himself or herself.  No otaku smell.  That's a turn off!
..I was gonna add do a flip or a handstand. But I think you summed everything up pretty good already ;)
(I'll have to remember the maintain neutral eye contact part..I tend to zone out and look at the sky or in the distance~_~)

Honestly though I don't think anyone in this forum is a "Loner". That would mean you prefer to be alone or don't care for the company of others(I used to be that way so I know). At worst you could call yourself "socially awkward" but I don't like that phrase either. Just think of yourself as "someone with a few friends that wants to make more"(.^_^.)b
Do a Barrel Roll.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: KuroNek0 on May 23, 2011, 09:35:21 PM
..I...I....I LOVE TAOKAKA <3 <3
-glomp-

*is glomped*



Ufufufufu~
Automatic love points sent :D
I really hope to see you ^ -^
As well as the puddi guy. OHOHOHOHO
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 23, 2011, 09:36:56 PM
SO what time is everyone free? I tend to be free around ten every day so that works for me
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Yatta Dante on May 24, 2011, 04:37:02 AM
I'm going to be free for almost the entirety of Day 0.  This is my first Fanime, so I'm looking forward to hanging out with a new crowd.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: kohana ichibana on May 24, 2011, 12:50:08 PM
Talk to EVERYONE that interests you. Its seriously a small world. Last year I made a friend that was cosplaying as Sakura from Naruto. Turns out she was the sister of my best friends twin. D: It was crazy. (We met again at a Gaia softball game).
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on May 24, 2011, 07:29:41 PM
Talk to EVERYONE that interests you. Its seriously a small world. Last year I made a friend that was cosplaying as Sakura from Naruto. Turns out she was the sister of my best friends twin. D: It was crazy. (We met again at a Gaia softball game).

Wait (-_-)
That also makes her the sister of your bests friend, correct? I assume sense the sister of a twin sister is also a sister to the other twin.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: kohana ichibana on May 24, 2011, 07:49:24 PM
Talk to EVERYONE that interests you. Its seriously a small world. Last year I made a friend that was cosplaying as Sakura from Naruto. Turns out she was the sister of my best friends twin. D: It was crazy. (We met again at a Gaia softball game).

Wait (-_-)
That also makes her the sister of your bests friend, correct? I assume sense the sister of a twin sister is also a sister to the other twin.

Gah, I knew I'd be confusing. So my best friend (person 1) has a twin sister (person 2), that twin sisters friend (person 3) has a sister as well (person 4). Person 4 is the Sakura I met at Fanime.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Rhornez on May 24, 2011, 08:18:17 PM
you should look for me or msg me if u wanna hang out lol
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 24, 2011, 08:40:52 PM
you should look for me or msg me if u wanna hang out lol
tryen to get a meet up time but no one saying anything lol
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: squishynin on May 25, 2011, 01:54:57 AM
I can make time on any of the days, really. I won't be there Day 0 though. Too much of a drive, and no one to take me.

Also, for whoever was asking, this (http://dimebbph.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/taokaka-full.jpg) is a Taokaka.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 25, 2011, 02:54:43 AM
I'll be there on Day Zero but I don't know if i'm going to be busy getting dragged around or not. If you really wanna hang though I'll be walking around. I have dreads,i'm about 5'7,and I wear glasses + random objects(like a candy necklace or a necklace made of paper clips). So it's safe to say i'll be easy to spot ;)
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Runewitt on May 25, 2011, 09:36:02 AM
I'll be there on Day Zero but I don't know if i'm going to be busy getting dragged around or not. If you really wanna hang though I'll be walking around. I have dreads,i'm about 5'7,and I wear glasses + random objects(like a candy necklace or a necklace made of paper clips). So it's safe to say i'll be easy to spot ;)
actually, for fanime that isn't very specific.
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 25, 2011, 02:18:06 PM
I'll be there on Day Zero but I don't know if i'm going to be busy getting dragged around or not. If you really wanna hang though I'll be walking around. I have dreads,i'm about 5'7,and I wear glasses + random objects(like a candy necklace or a necklace made of paper clips). So it's safe to say i'll be easy to spot ;)
actually, for fanime that isn't very specific.

That makes me excited, to be around a different crowd for once...
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 25, 2011, 02:55:34 PM
I'll be there on Day Zero but I don't know if i'm going to be busy getting dragged around or not. If you really wanna hang though I'll be walking around. I have dreads,i'm about 5'7,and I wear glasses + random objects(like a candy necklace or a necklace made of paper clips). So it's safe to say i'll be easy to spot ;)
actually, for fanime that isn't very specific.

That makes me excited, to be around a different crowd for once...
First Fanime?
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 26, 2011, 10:50:40 AM
I'll be there on Day Zero but I don't know if i'm going to be busy getting dragged around or not. If you really wanna hang though I'll be walking around. I have dreads,i'm about 5'7,and I wear glasses + random objects(like a candy necklace or a necklace made of paper clips). So it's safe to say i'll be easy to spot ;)
actually, for fanime that isn't very specific.

That makes me excited, to be around a different crowd for once...
First Fanime?

Yeah man, it's in my signature, it's also my first time staffing ^_^
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 26, 2011, 11:26:24 AM
I'll be there on Day Zero but I don't know if i'm going to be busy getting dragged around or not. If you really wanna hang though I'll be walking around. I have dreads,i'm about 5'7,and I wear glasses + random objects(like a candy necklace or a necklace made of paper clips). So it's safe to say i'll be easy to spot ;)
actually, for fanime that isn't very specific.

HAHAHA what?! I'm pretty sure I wont see anyone there that looks like me>,>(I have yet to see a look-a-like in the past 4 years i've gone). I forgot to mention that I'm dark brown skinned btw.

P.S. How many people have you seen with dreads there(o.O;) As far as fanime(or just anime fans in general) dreadlocks are pretty rare :o
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Himeno on May 26, 2011, 10:48:49 PM
It is quite hard to meet up with people if you don't have any offline contact details for them. @_@. And the one person I do have a phone number for won't respond. :(
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: zeroelement on May 26, 2011, 11:02:47 PM
I'll be there on Day Zero but I don't know if i'm going to be busy getting dragged around or not. If you really wanna hang though I'll be walking around. I have dreads,i'm about 5'7,and I wear glasses + random objects(like a candy necklace or a necklace made of paper clips). So it's safe to say i'll be easy to spot ;)
actually, for fanime that isn't very specific.

HAHAHA what?! I'm pretty sure I wont see anyone there that looks like me>,>(I have yet to see a look-a-like in the past 4 years i've gone). I forgot to mention that I'm dark brown skinned btw.

P.S. How many people have you seen with dreads there(o.O;) As far as fanime(or just anime fans in general) dreadlocks are pretty rare :o
4 people
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Kaycea on May 27, 2011, 03:09:04 PM
Yea havin lil to no details makes it kinda hard to meet>_> im currently walkin Around the convention center being bored. I'll prolly just be in the gaming hall for awhile
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: Rhornez on May 30, 2011, 03:20:50 PM
couldnt meet up, con drama :(
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: chifunii on May 30, 2011, 06:35:45 PM
In my opinion, lines are one of the best places to meet people. You're stuck in the same spot (sometimes for multiple hours!), and you might as well get your social on. Talk about what you're both waiting for, and things can naturally flow from there. I've been trying to talk more and meet more people, since I'm usually so shy...

I've also found it really effective to just get their names and then find them on Facebook, though nobody can ever find me just by looking at my badge--I don't use my legal name since nobody calls me that. :D
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: KuroNek0 on June 02, 2011, 11:44:28 PM
I went back to my old Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534942284

I know some of you added me before so in case you're wondering why I've disappeared just re-add that one ; w;''
Title: Re: Where should the loners start?
Post by: yoHmok on June 02, 2011, 11:56:59 PM
Tagged... for the next FanimeCon.   ;D