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Title: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 17, 2015, 05:00:24 PM
:D Hi! I'm 27 and I would really like to meet some new people around my age or older. Maybe get some tea or whatever...
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Admiral Donuts on February 17, 2015, 08:28:42 PM
I like to meet new people.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Jebus on February 17, 2015, 09:26:10 PM
I'm 26 and also like to meet new people. I'm not really sure if I'm going this year but it would be nice to find someone else around my age
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: echoshadow on February 18, 2015, 06:21:20 PM
You mean during Fanime or hanging out on weekends?

If your ok with some alcoholic beverages, then we could put together a meet and great.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 21, 2015, 07:17:01 AM
I'm 26 and also like to meet new people. I'm not really sure if I'm going this year but it would be nice to find someone else around my age
I'm not sure if I'm going to go this year either but I really want to go! I've gone to Fanime since 2007 and I've never missed a year.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 21, 2015, 07:17:49 AM
I like to meet new people.
I like to meet new people too. :)
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 21, 2015, 07:22:07 AM
You mean during Fanime or hanging out on weekends?

If your ok with some alcoholic beverages, then we could put together a meet and great.

I was thinking during Fanime but I wouldn't mind maybe having one on the weekends either. I'd have to drive up with some girlfriends. I'm ok with alcohol I just drink that much.   
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Jebus on February 21, 2015, 10:48:39 AM
Well if not this year there's always next year. I seem to have gotten to the roommate rush late so it seems I'm sort of SOL. I've had bad luck getting conventions planned lately. Looks like I'm down to one convention this year, since AX hasn't had hotels posted yet and I didn't have any luck getting a badge for comic con
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 23, 2015, 05:12:15 PM
Well if not this year there's always next year. I seem to have gotten to the roommate rush late so it seems I'm sort of SOL. I've had bad luck getting conventions planned lately. Looks like I'm down to one convention this year, since AX hasn't had hotels posted yet and I didn't have any luck getting a badge for comic con

That's true! Well hopefully things get better for you! I know planning for conventions is stressful.
How is comic con by the way? I've always wanted to go but I've always seem to miss the window of opportunity.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: echoshadow on February 23, 2015, 07:13:04 PM
You mean during Fanime or hanging out on weekends?

If your ok with some alcoholic beverages, then we could put together a meet and great.

I was thinking during Fanime but I wouldn't mind maybe having one on the weekends either. I'd have to drive up with some girlfriends. I'm ok with alcohol I just drink that much.
Cool, I was thinking during Fanime too. If we get a few more people together we can do a margarita night or some other cocktail night. It ends up being cheaper than paying for two drinks at a bar. That's a idea. There's always a pizza party option too.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Jebus on February 23, 2015, 07:37:39 PM
Well if not this year there's always next year. I seem to have gotten to the roommate rush late so it seems I'm sort of SOL. I've had bad luck getting conventions planned lately. Looks like I'm down to one convention this year, since AX hasn't had hotels posted yet and I didn't have any luck getting a badge for comic con

That's true! Well hopefully things get better for you! I know planning for conventions is stressful.
How is comic con by the way? I've always wanted to go but I've always seem to miss the window of opportunity.

Never actually been. I've heard good things. Hoped I'd at least get one badge so I could see what all the fuss is about but no dice. Just trying to plan for other things now and try again next yer
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: echoshadow on February 23, 2015, 07:47:28 PM
Never actually been. I've heard good things. Hoped I'd at least get one badge so I could see what all the fuss is about but no dice. Just trying to plan for other things now and try again next yer
You know what, I been trying to go for the last 5 years.
NYCC still has tickets..... But it's not the same as SDCC, so said a couple of friends that went to both.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: HeyItsMeeEE on February 23, 2015, 10:56:30 PM
I'm down to drink during Fanime. It's most fun when drinking in a big group  :D
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Jebus on February 23, 2015, 11:26:34 PM
Never actually been. I've heard good things. Hoped I'd at least get one badge so I could see what all the fuss is about but no dice. Just trying to plan for other things now and try again next yer
You know what, I been trying to go for the last 5 years.
NYCC still has tickets..... But it's not the same as SDCC, so said a couple of friends that went to both.

If I had the cash to throw down for it I might be more interested in going to nycc, but eh. As much as I'd like to spend some time in ny, sdcc is just closer and easier. I don't know anyone on the east coast so it would be kind of a logistics nightmare

I'm down to drink during Fanime. It's most fun when drinking in a big group  :D

I might actually be down to spend a day at fanime even if I still don't find a room for this. Don't get the full experience but at least get a little down time with some peeps
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 24, 2015, 01:50:46 PM
You mean during Fanime or hanging out on weekends?

If your ok with some alcoholic beverages, then we could put together a meet and great.

I was thinking during Fanime but I wouldn't mind maybe having one on the weekends either. I'd have to drive up with some girlfriends. I'm ok with alcohol I just drink that much.
Cool, I was thinking during Fanime too. If we get a few more people together we can do a margarita night or some other cocktail night. It ends up being cheaper than paying for two drinks at a bar. That's a idea. There's always a pizza party option too.
Have you ever gone party hopping at Fanime? My girlfriend D has done it. She says it's really easy to do. I was actually thinking about taking her up on the offer. Since I've never done it before.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 24, 2015, 01:53:18 PM
Never actually been. I've heard good things. Hoped I'd at least get one badge so I could see what all the fuss is about but no dice. Just trying to plan for other things now and try again next yer
You know what, I been trying to go for the last 5 years.
NYCC still has tickets..... But it's not the same as SDCC, so said a couple of friends that went to both.

If I had the cash to throw down for it I might be more interested in going to nycc, but eh. As much as I'd like to spend some time in ny, sdcc is just closer and easier. I don't know anyone on the east coast so it would be kind of a logistics nightmare

I'm down to drink during Fanime. It's most fun when drinking in a big group  :D

I might actually be down to spend a day at fanime even if I still don't find a room for this. Don't get the full experience but at least get a little down time with some peeps

I was actually thinking the same thing as well if worst comes to worst. It would be a shame not to go since I always have fun and I've been going for years.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: echoshadow on February 24, 2015, 06:24:13 PM
Have you ever gone party hopping at Fanime? My girlfriend D has done it. She says it's really easy to do. I was actually thinking about taking her up on the offer. Since I've never done it before.

I have on other cons. Fanime has always been ahoy or a miss. Mostly it's a bit of a dry/close knit group. (For me at lest) the room "parties" I been to where just friends of friends, not really open to new people they just meet.

I have tried to start a 21+ M&G in the past but it really never worked out. There was lots of interest but no body wanted to walk a few blocks, spend money, or stay up late. It always left me dumfounded. So I stopped trying to host it.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Jebus on February 25, 2015, 02:25:18 AM
I was actually thinking the same thing as well if worst comes to worst. It would be a shame not to go since I always have fun and I've been going for years.

Yeah. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't because I wanted to at least spend a day even if I couldn't go the whole con. But you know, not having a room is not having a room. I don't want to spend even more on public transportation or parking fees just to be at some random hotel 5 miles away

Have you ever gone party hopping at Fanime? My girlfriend D has done it. She says it's really easy to do. I was actually thinking about taking her up on the offer. Since I've never done it before.

I have on other cons. Fanime has always been ahoy or a miss. Mostly it's a bit of a dry/close knit group. (For me at lest) the room "parties" I been to where just friends of friends, not really open to new people they just meet.

I have tried to start a 21+ M&G in the past but it really never worked out. There was lots of interest but no body wanted to walk a few blocks, spend money, or stay up late. It always left me dumfounded. So I stopped trying to host it.

....Won't walk, won't spend money, won't stay up late. Why even go? Even when I had a sort of meh time at conventions I did all three. Even when I didn't have money I had times I would skimp on food and buy a shirt or something. And all the best food is like a 5 block walk and then right back to the con
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 25, 2015, 10:02:27 AM
Have you ever gone party hopping at Fanime? My girlfriend D has done it. She says it's really easy to do. I was actually thinking about taking her up on the offer. Since I've never done it before.

I have on other cons. Fanime has always been ahoy or a miss. Mostly it's a bit of a dry/close knit group. (For me at lest) the room "parties" I been to where just friends of friends, not really open to new people they just meet.

I have tried to start a 21+ M&G in the past but it really never worked out. There was lots of interest but no body wanted to walk a few blocks, spend money, or stay up late. It always left me dumfounded. So I stopped trying to host it.

I understand and see how that would be frustrating.  It would be very frustrating for me at least. I'm introverted and can be shy so I usually don't put myself out there. Especially because people don't really want to talk to anyone new. Small talk is so awkward.   I cringe when I have to engage in it. I know I'm anti-social. lol
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 25, 2015, 10:06:24 AM
I was actually thinking the same thing as well if worst comes to worst. It would be a shame not to go since I always have fun and I've been going for years.

Yeah. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't because I wanted to at least spend a day even if I couldn't go the whole con. But you know, not having a room is not having a room. I don't want to spend even more on public transportation or parking fees just to be at some random hotel 5 miles away

Have you ever gone party hopping at Fanime? My girlfriend D has done it. She says it's really easy to do. I was actually thinking about taking her up on the offer. Since I've never done it before.

I have on other cons. Fanime has always been ahoy or a miss. Mostly it's a bit of a dry/close knit group. (For me at lest) the room "parties" I been to where just friends of friends, not really open to new people they just meet.

I have tried to start a 21+ M&G in the past but it really never worked out. There was lots of interest but no body wanted to walk a few blocks, spend money, or stay up late. It always left me dumfounded. So I stopped trying to host it.

....Won't walk, won't spend money, won't stay up late. Why even go? Even when I had a sort of meh time at conventions I did all three. Even when I didn't have money I had times I would skimp on food and buy a shirt or something. And all the best food is like a 5 block walk and then right back to the con

I love going to cons but I do have anxiety and not eating or sleeping fucks me up. If I don't get enough sleep I'm at a higher risk for a panic attack. Which sucks balls.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Jebus on February 25, 2015, 04:51:04 PM
I was actually thinking the same thing as well if worst comes to worst. It would be a shame not to go since I always have fun and I've been going for years.

Yeah. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't because I wanted to at least spend a day even if I couldn't go the whole con. But you know, not having a room is not having a room. I don't want to spend even more on public transportation or parking fees just to be at some random hotel 5 miles away

Have you ever gone party hopping at Fanime? My girlfriend D has done it. She says it's really easy to do. I was actually thinking about taking her up on the offer. Since I've never done it before.

I have on other cons. Fanime has always been ahoy or a miss. Mostly it's a bit of a dry/close knit group. (For me at lest) the room "parties" I been to where just friends of friends, not really open to new people they just meet.

I have tried to start a 21+ M&G in the past but it really never worked out. There was lots of interest but no body wanted to walk a few blocks, spend money, or stay up late. It always left me dumfounded. So I stopped trying to host it.

....Won't walk, won't spend money, won't stay up late. Why even go? Even when I had a sort of meh time at conventions I did all three. Even when I didn't have money I had times I would skimp on food and buy a shirt or something. And all the best food is like a 5 block walk and then right back to the con

I love going to cons but I do have anxiety and not eating or sleeping fucks me up. If I don't get enough sleep I'm at a higher risk for a panic attack. Which sucks balls.

I meant more in terms of staying up late, sleeping in the next morning. I sometimes have problems if I don't get enough sleep too. And in terms of food I still eat, it's just like some mcdonalds fries or something. The funny thing is, drinking does this weird thing where despite feeling like hell any other time I don't get a full nights sleep, I often wind up awake 6 hours later, a little tired but otherwise perfectly fine.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on February 25, 2015, 05:41:48 PM
The human body is truly an oddity. 
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: echoshadow on February 26, 2015, 08:26:06 PM
Well hopefully things would be a lot better this year. I'm sure you'll find some rooms spaces after the hotel deadline.

I'm lucky I don't get panic attacks. They only thing I almost got was heat exhaustion. It was at AX I was out side and all of a sudden my legs started giving out and I was getting dizzy. So I manged to go inside and just sit against the wall with some other people. I then just gave some dude $10 to bring me some water. Lucky he was a righteous dude and got me 3 water bottles and change. Wish I was able to get his name buy him a drink but he left after I feelt better. But he left to a panel or something.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Jebus on February 26, 2015, 09:24:46 PM
Yeah, I had a moment like that 3 or 4 years back. There was a mess with everyone getting to the con and paying for the room. So I wound up spending 2-3 hours waiting outside in the sun for everyone to finally pay for the damn room before going up and just collapsing for a good hour or two. I was already pretty dehydrated too. Even worse, it started out they wanted me to pay through paypal, but that wouldn't work, so I had to withdraw it and was stressed for another couple of days after the con wondering if paypal was going to screw something up. And that's why I don't do paypal
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on March 04, 2015, 08:01:52 PM
Yeah, I had a moment like that 3 or 4 years back. There was a mess with everyone getting to the con and paying for the room. So I wound up spending 2-3 hours waiting outside in the sun for everyone to finally pay for the damn room before going up and just collapsing for a good hour or two. I was already pretty dehydrated too. Even worse, it started out they wanted me to pay through paypal, but that wouldn't work, so I had to withdraw it and was stressed for another couple of days after the con wondering if paypal was going to screw something up. And that's why I don't do paypal

That sucks!
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on March 04, 2015, 08:02:41 PM
Well hopefully things would be a lot better this year. I'm sure you'll find some rooms spaces after the hotel deadline.

I'm lucky I don't get panic attacks. They only thing I almost got was heat exhaustion. It was at AX I was out side and all of a sudden my legs started giving out and I was getting dizzy. So I manged to go inside and just sit against the wall with some other people. I then just gave some dude $10 to bring me some water. Lucky he was a righteous dude and got me 3 water bottles and change. Wish I was able to get his name buy him a drink but he left after I feelt better. But he left to a panel or something.

Yay for good people in this world! :D
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on March 23, 2015, 06:56:23 PM
:D Sorry I haven't had time to respond to this thread. I recently got a new job that is going to be a major stepping stone in my life.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: echoshadow on March 23, 2015, 08:38:23 PM
That's great news. Hopefully things work out for the best.
Just make sure to put in some time off for Fanime, lol.
I did that when I got this job. Well not for Fanime but some other con I already had plans for and most of it was already pre paid in advance so I wasn't going to miss it.

Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on March 24, 2015, 06:47:49 PM
;D I really don't want to miss Fanime that would just be awful since I've been going since 2007. I really want to have fun with my girlfriends as well. I'm hoping that they will continue to give me weekends off. It's so nice not working on weekends and just working during the week. :D Beats the hell out of my old shitty job. LOL
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Zero_Kirby on March 29, 2015, 05:40:42 PM
I am down to meet new people
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on March 31, 2015, 06:27:16 PM
I am down to meet new people
Meeting new people is fun!
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: charsknight on April 07, 2015, 05:40:55 PM
I like meeting new people too! I hope something gets organized I would love to participate.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Aki_fox on April 09, 2015, 06:08:15 PM
Well, I'm not sure how many and which days so. If all else fails someone else can organize a meet up. I just don't want to get everyone's hopes up and not be able to get the time off.
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Jebus on April 10, 2015, 07:51:04 AM
Well, you should be able to get one weekend day off. Anything less sounds like it would be against the law. It's looking like I'll be able to go, so I'll keep an eye out
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: B.A.RubberDucky on May 14, 2015, 12:41:57 AM
well if anything is planned, im down. im 26 and love to do just about anything. as mentioned before drinks? or pizza.....or both. im a little late so someone pm if something comes up. we may have enough here wanting to hang out that itll be worth it.  :)
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: Zero_Kirby on May 14, 2015, 08:29:39 PM
27 here. haha
Title: Re: Make a new friend?
Post by: yarudake on May 19, 2015, 01:16:41 AM
I'm wondering if anyone is still interested, I know it's the week of con but I'm going alone this year and it'd be cool to meet some new faces.  Fanime is more real to me now that the program/pocket guides have been released.  Kik/Skype group maybe for details? I'm 26 btw.