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Messages - kaizoku

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Meetings, Gatherings, and Get Togethers / Re: BAAS Christmas Party
« on: December 11, 2009, 05:08:23 AM »
what exactly is this BAAS party?

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Ideas and Suggestions / Re: The hug line
« on: May 28, 2009, 01:22:21 AM »
It is NOT private.  Anyone that pays and registers can attend the event.  A private event would be invite only such as the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Fanime is private in the legal sense pertaining to free speech as it rents out the convention center, and as you mentioned requires people to be registered to attend.  It does not have to be invite-only to qualify as private.

Therefore, as a private and not a public entity, Fanime is allowed to make rules for its event space that abridge freedom of speech to protect the use and enjoyment of its property space.
 
I am not a lawyer, and so please keep that in mind with anything I say here.  Those of you who are crazy enough to study law, feel free to jump in and correct me.

As for Rover visibility, we're working on ways to improve that.  I personally would prefer not to have Fanime ban all signs also.

At the very least people should be required to wear shirts if asking for free hugs though! =P


You obviously don't understand that it is open to the public.  I have given you an example of a private convention, and you're just basically saying its private because you pay for it. Wrong.  You pay for public transportation, does that make it your private bus? No. Anyone can ride the bus as long as they pay.

I do agree that if huggers do hug you without your consent that is indeed inappropriate, but I don't think this should be banned because of a small group of kids misrepresenting another group.  You can't say all huggers are loud, annoying, and inappropriate because not all of them are.  That's just discrimination. It's a fucking hug, not a dick in your ass.

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Ideas and Suggestions / Re: The hug line
« on: May 27, 2009, 05:56:17 PM »
Fanime is a private event, so the first amendment can be limited.

That is why the "preachers" are required to do their thing out on the public sidewalk.  If they enter the convention grounds, we can have them leave.

Banning all signs is one route to go, which many conventions have done.  However, it would be nice to find some compromise so that people who want to have fun in that way can still enjoy themselves, without it being an issue to other congoers.  Hence this thread and my appreciation to everyone providing their feedback.


It is NOT private.  Anyone that pays and registers can attend the event.  A private event would be invite only such as the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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Ideas and Suggestions / Re: The hug line
« on: May 27, 2009, 10:49:13 AM »
If you don't want a free hug, you don't have to get it. : /

People need to lighten up.  It's the ones who are afraid of hugs that truly have trouble in social settings.

I disagree. This isn't about "lightening up" this is about common courtesy. As I said earlier, it's fine if there are a few people walking around giving out hugs, politely. More power to them...

when you have 40-50 people standing in a line screaming with no shirts on for hugs, that is not a good environment. Also, I resent the assumption that just because I don't want to be hugged by a complete stranger that makes me socially awkward, lol.

Anyways I'm going to walk away from this thread now because I have a feeling it's going to turn south very soon now...

Like I said before, you are not required to get a hug.  I think that it falls somewhere in the line of freedom of speech.  If you're going to restrict people from giving out free hugs, you might as well stop people from being able to protest as well.  It falls within the same line, and if you don't like it then just deal with it. It's 3-4 days of your life and you'll never have to see them again.  If you want to cry more about FREE HUGS, you shouldn't be at Fanime.  Fanime in a sense a place of expression.  Everyone is there to have a good time and enjoy themselves as long as they don't do anything illegal.  Last time I checked free hugs aren't illegal.  

Last time there were a group of people that were giving out free hugs and asked me if I wanted one.  I was fine with it.  But I can see where you are coming from if they just randomly charged you and hugged you.  Now that can be borderline illegal for harassment or sexual harassment.  So as long as huggers follow the law, I don't think there should be any problem.  If you feel threatened by someone asking to give you a hug...I don't know what to say.

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Ideas and Suggestions / Re: The hug line
« on: May 26, 2009, 07:50:34 PM »
If you don't want a free hug, you don't have to get it. : /

People need to lighten up.  It's the ones who are afraid of hugs that truly have trouble in social settings.

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Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Male - MaidCafe?
« on: May 26, 2009, 07:43:51 PM »
This sounds fun and I'd love to offer my services  ;)

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General Convention Discussion / Re: A GUIDE TO A GOOD FANIME STAY
« on: May 17, 2009, 11:49:14 AM »
You forgot the most important thing to bring - your camera!  Take lots of photos :) 

If you've got a cam that can record video, do that and upload it on youtube!

P.S. If you don't eat healthy, you wont have the energy to enjoy fanime! There are lots of affordable resturaunts nearby so make sure to get a real meal.  Or just bring ingredients to make fresh sandwiches yourself. Hope you all enjoy it!

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Your Fan Name
« on: May 17, 2009, 11:44:05 AM »
kaiz0ku!

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
« on: May 17, 2009, 11:43:32 AM »
damn you all! i still have 4 months left to graduation, so i wont be coming back from Florida!! oh well, im definetely going to 2010!

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Your Fan Name
« on: May 06, 2009, 06:57:03 PM »
same as my name here  :)

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
« on: April 30, 2009, 10:47:30 PM »
yes but unfortunately im living in florida for school. ill definetely go to 2010 though. no good cons down here in orlando.

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