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General Convention Discussion / Re: Discord Server
« on: February 27, 2019, 12:08:35 PM »
Is there a lot more action on the Discord channel? I've not bothered with Discord so far, but I will if I'm missing out.

Not a whole lot currently, but people do talk in it every day.  It will likely pick up cloesr to and during Fanime I would imagine.  also there are two servers and most people seem to be in both :o

General Convention Discussion / Re: Discord Server
« on: February 19, 2019, 12:52:12 PM »
Updated url, so yeah, it would work now.

General Convention Discussion / Re: Discord Server
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:14:02 PM »
Invite expired :o

As an old school Fanime attendee I'd like to see the return of the Kung-Fu movie guru Ric Meyers.    I really enjoyed the way he MCed the Masquerade.

Serious Business / Re: Too many Personal Questions a staff member.
« on: January 22, 2019, 02:23:13 PM »
Sounds like a pretty uncomfortable experience.  I tend not to ask those types of questions, and figure if someone wants me to know, they'll tell me.  If you are staff again, perhaps put in a request not to be paired with this individual.  It doesn't seem like he had malicious intent but it does seem he was a bit too forward and inconsiderate of boundaries.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Hotel Booking next Week (~1/16)
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:17:11 PM »
Well, I slept through my alarm for 7am, and still managed to get a Hilton room for the whole weekend, around 10am.  :D

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Hotel Booking next Week (~1/16)
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:28:51 PM »
I am also 1/16/19 at 7:00 AM PT.

Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: WTB old FanimeCon program books
« on: November 29, 2018, 04:57:42 PM »
I usually wind up recycling the programs after I get home from the weekend, since I rarely wind up using it during the con anyway.  I'll take a look to see if I have any still hanging around, since I'm not a hoarder... I just happen to have the room of one.  If I find any, you can have them.

My condolences on the loss of your home and your belongings, but I'm glad you're safe.

Much appreciated, thank you for checking :)

Buy/Sell/Trade / WTB old FanimeCon program books
« on: November 27, 2018, 06:12:38 PM »

So as my signature says, I've been going to FanimeCon since 1999.  Over the years I've kept all of the previous year's programs.  I'm big on nostalgia, and its fun to flip through now and then and remember previous years. 

WELL, those are all gone now thanks to the Camp Fire that ravaged my town of Paradise, CA and burned my apartment and everything inside to the ground.  T___T

If anyone is willing to sell me their good condition old FanimeCon program books, I would really appreciate it.  I just need 1 of each year.  PM me please :)

Registration / Re: Badge numbering
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:56:10 PM »
I registered as soon as it went up and I'm in the very low 69000 range.

Live Programming and Events / Re: Fanime Dance Suggestion for 2019
« on: October 02, 2018, 01:51:44 PM »
but I kind of felt like I was at a "people that couldn't go to EDC" party when the hiphop stuff came up.

Kind of an odd comment; Hiphop isn't the main type of music at EDC.

I didn't attend this panel, however the situation you described is one of the reasons I stopped going to fan panels many years ago.  Either discussion/interaction was severely limited, or at least in the case of panels on topics I'm interested in, I often found myself more knowledgeable on the topic than the individual putting on the panel.

General Convention Discussion / Fliers
« on: June 26, 2018, 11:29:10 AM »
I noticed the long tables where people drop fliers for other cons/events wasn't in it's usual place this year.  Was this moved somewhere else and I missed it, or gone completely?  Arguably a huge waste of paper I realize, however I always enjoyed picking up one of each and sort of collecting them.

Big Event Showcase / Re: the masquerade is a huge joke
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:23:56 PM »
@Amanojaku Nah dude the problem with crappy judges is that the quality of the show will be brought down even more. Look at this year and how there were so few entries. I haven’t competed since 2013 because nothing has ever gotten better (thought about it in 2016, then thought better of it). And i can tell you in 2013 there were a ton of amazing entries. Having novices win Best in Show with crap costumes DOES effect everything. Also not much motivation to enter when it sounds like most of the winners got $100. They had better prizing in the past.

I was mixed on the hosts. It seemed like some people enjoyed them. They were ok, not really much different from last year. And i mean at least they were better than some past shows (sorry Wendell).

Ah, I see.  Yeah it did seem a little short on entries this year.  I hadn't been to the Masquerade in a number of years so it was my first time seeing these hosts.  To my surprise though, most people did seem into it.  Were they being themselves, or the characters they were dressed as?  It felt like I was watching a bad fan dub.  Either way, I didn't get it.  Maybe I'm just too old to enjoy whatever it is they do lol.

General Convention Discussion / Paramedics
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:17:20 PM »
I noticed two incidents this year, each one in the evening outside in front of the convention center, where paramedics were assisting somebody laying on the ground and eventually driving away with them.  Did anyone see what happened?  Are they okay?

Things in the Universe / Re: Fanime 2018: Hot Dog Vendors
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:44:59 PM »
Way too many hotdogs, and not enough corn this year.  What the hell guys? :o

Big Event Showcase / Re: the masquerade is a huge joke
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:43:44 PM »
OK now that i'm not hungover any more i have to say something about the masquerade.  WTF is going on??? This year was such a freaking joke it is not even funny. So it looks like the judges were giving awards to everyone who did anything but a skit, like it's some kind of talent show. Oh, girls were dancing with their butts hanging out. Clearly that's good enough for Best in Show!!!! Oh, a Doomfist (WTF is Overwatch doing in the contest anyway??) did a flip. That's good enough for an award!! And the Space Marine got nothing and it looked amazing!! If non anime things got awards why didn't he?? This thing has become such a joke with terrible costumes winning the biggest awards. No wonder the good cosplayers stay outside and just take photos.

The only thing I agree with you on is that the Masquerade was bad, but not for any of the reasons you listed.  I don't care about butts or non-anime costumes winning.  What made it unenjoyable for me were the hosts.  Annoying, and not funny.  I didn't care for their shtick at all, and never have I missed Ric Meyers more than I did during this year's Masquerade.

Big Event Showcase / Re: MusicFest tips
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:52:15 PM »
Depending on the guest, its not unreasonable to plan on lining up at least an hour before the scheduled time.  That line can wrap around the block.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Waitlist Experiences
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:53:01 PM »
I've had very positive experiences when I've been on the waitlist for anything other than Hilton/Marriott.  There was a period of about 3 years where by the time I got in to reserve a hotel, only stray days at the Double Tree were left, and each time I waitlisted I managed to get the whole weekend at Double Tree before convention time.

While on the phone with Housing one time, I asked the likelyhood of switching hotels to Hilton or Marriott.  I was told that its incredibly unlikely to get Hilton or Marriott via waitlist UNLESS you have at least 1 day booked at one of them already.

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