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Hotel and Facilities / Re: Complaints for housing
« on: February 12, 2014, 04:13:18 PM »
Also, LOL at requiring badges to get housing + lottery idea.  Buy a badge, lose at lottery, have no housing.  LOL.

Buy a badge, lose wi-fi connection, have no housing
Buy a badge, have to work, have no housing
Buy a badge, server crash, have no housing
Buy a badge, be unlucky, have no housing
Buy a badge, have even the slightest of inconveniences that delays you from getting on the housing website at 10:00:00.1, have no housing

Unlucky is the same as losing at lottery.  And we actually dealt with all the other ones except for losing wi-fi connection (this is what backup lines like phone data plans are for) this year and still succeeded in getting housing.

But the point I was trying to make is that if they're tying housing to badges AND they are literally the ones in control of deciding LOL YOU LOSE at housing (as opposed to your own personal circumstances), then they need to be willing to start offering refunds if people can't get housing after buying their badges.  This is why the lottery idea is just completely stupid.

If you really want a lottery system, then the process needs to be reversed.  Open up housing *first* and individual badge sales later, and make it a requirement that if you reserve a room you also put down a non-refundable badge deposit.  But this also means no more at-con next-year badge registrations unless they put those people through a different system and let them bypass the lottery.

But I don't think fanime staff is organized/efficient enough to even start doing that kind of thing without massive problems occurring just based on how registration has been handled in the past few years and other things I've heard.

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General Anime Chat / Re: Modern anime survival
« on: February 12, 2014, 01:48:17 PM »
If you want Japanese-speed popularity, add Kancolle to the list (it started as a game, but the anime is on its way).  The whole thing only started last year, but was already #2 or #3 most popular thing at Winter Comiket (behind Touhou still)

Also here's 2ch's most popular anime of 2013.

1. Attack on Titan
2. Non Non Biyori
3. Love Live!
4. Chihayafuru 2
5. Gargantia
6. Eccentric Family
7. SNAFU
8. Arpeggio
9. Hataraku Maou-sama
10. Monogatari S2
11. Gundam Build Fighters
11. Kitakubu
13. Kiniro Mosaic
14. Yuyushiki
15. Fantasista Dolls
16. GJ-Bu
17. Little Busters Refrain
18. Majestic Prince
19. Disgusting Girl/Watamote
20. Kill la Kill
21. Valvrave S1
22. Symphogear G
23. Love Lab
24. Walkure Romance
25. White Album 2
26. Log Horizon
27. Gatchaman Crowds
28. Haganai NEXT
29. Railgun 2
30. NouCome
31. Free!
32. Silver Spoon
33. The Unlimited: Hyoubu Kyousuke
34. Ai Mai Mi
35. Prism Illya
36. Date A Live
36. Pretty Rhythm Dream Live [sic]
38. Yamato 2199
38. OreImo 2
40. OreShura
41. Minami-ke Tadaima
41. Nagi no Asukara
43. The World God Only Knows 3
43. Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana)
45. Yama no Susume
46. Servant Service
47. Ro-kyu-bu SS
48. Outbreak Company
49. Yowamushi Pedal
49. Diamond no Ace

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: Complaints for housing
« on: February 12, 2014, 12:16:16 PM »
Sadly I don't think either plan works! Remember we have new staff and new rulings! The conventin is getting bigger and bigger that there are two conventions one for clockworks alchemy and one for fanime. With that being said, I don't think any plan would work for fanime's housing because there are some people who pre-registered during the convention and did not receive their confirmation notices.

of course i could be wrong O_o!
just be glad it wasn't like last yea (front door closed, back door open!)

Then cut out clockwork.  That really should be its separate thing that shouldn't be using up resources from Fanime on the same weekend.

I wouldn't think it uses that many more resources to run since its technically a completely different con. Plus, I think the same it opened housing also starting using the Raddison and Holiday Inn, so that created more rooms, enough I think to make up for the new con plus more.

Hopefully what they say is true and they do have a solid plan for next year. I agree with some that this years plan could've worked but wasn't executed right so it just flopped. I kinda hope next year they stick with having to buy your badge first before you can book a room AND the two room limit, that alone will help with warding off room hoarders.

Fanime has obviously grown big enough that it can fill all that extra opened up housing without Clockwork there, in fact the housing is not really keeping up with the demand.

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: Complaints for housing
« on: February 12, 2014, 12:11:40 PM »
The problem is it's a 24 hour con.  People who live "close" still can't get home at 3AM at night since all public transportation is closed by then even if they were willing to take that.

Also, LOL at requiring badges to get housing + lottery idea.  Buy a badge, lose at lottery, have no housing.  LOL.

Anyway, like most things in life, it helps to have friends.  A bunch of friends all hitting the server at the same time allows you a better chance to get a couple good rooms which you can then all share with each other after the whole server chaos.

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: Complaints for housing
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:34:45 PM »
Sadly I don't think either plan works! Remember we have new staff and new rulings! The conventin is getting bigger and bigger that there are two conventions one for clockworks alchemy and one for fanime. With that being said, I don't think any plan would work for fanime's housing because there are some people who pre-registered during the convention and did not receive their confirmation notices.

of course i could be wrong O_o!
just be glad it wasn't like last yea (front door closed, back door open!)

Then cut out clockwork.  That really should be its separate thing that shouldn't be using up resources from Fanime on the same weekend.

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Just keep in mind that you effectively lose the 24 hour feature of Fanime when relying on public transportation.

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Gaming / Re: PS Vita
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:41:40 PM »
Compared to a PS4?  It's portable

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Gaming / Re: Playstation 4!
« on: June 10, 2013, 10:52:06 PM »
It's not much of an accomplishment when your rival shoots itself, which started before E3 (last month).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbWgUO-Rqcw

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Gaming / Re: Playstation 4!
« on: June 10, 2013, 10:09:37 PM »
The Xbone has basically killed itself, so the PS4 is on my radar.  But I wanna see how it compares to the Steam Box.

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Artemis.  I didn't expect it to actually get set up at Fanime.

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Does registration staff need to be specifically staff, or can volunteers actually help in any meaningful way?  If I actually went on Day 0, I probably wouldn't mind helping after getting the badge, and others may feel the same way.  But the mandatory staff meetings to be on staff is basically the dealbreaker for me as someone who doesn't live in San Jose and doesn't have a car.

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Fanime and getting older
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:43:49 PM »
oops

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Fanime and getting older
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:40:39 PM »
Almost 30?  You're not that old.  But I act like I'm 10 years younger.  Just find a group(s) of people with a good age variation you can go to con with and you won't feel out of place.

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General Convention Discussion / Re: Fan Vs Anime
« on: May 29, 2013, 12:50:10 PM »
It's simple, if it's something related to something I consume, I'm interested in it.  If it's not, I'm not.  So I have absolutely 0 interest in English VAs since I never watch dubs, but at the same time, I also have 0 interest in Visual Kei, even though they're Japanese.  But I grew up with comics, and they're making a sort of resurgence in movies, so I enjoy seeing that type of cosplay as well, especially the really well-done ones, like the transformers a few years ago.

If Fanime somehow turns into a primarily Homestuck convention (as that seems to be the primary complaint this year, or anything else I don't read/watch/listen), then I'll lose interest in it, but like all fandoms, it'll be replaced soon enough by the new flavor of the year.  If I like that flavor, yay, if not, then *shrug*.

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All that "solution" will do is make people register individually instead of doing a group reg so they can still be in line together.  So now, instead of one staff member picking up the entire groups badge, you're multiplying it by X staff for each person that was in the group.  Great, you just increased the burden on the actual bottleneck of the line, i.e. the understaffed transaction/badge printing/pickup area.

It's like going to the grocery store.  I'd rather stand right behind the one family of 5 than behind 5 individual people with their own baskets.  Same number of people, but each transaction creates a time overhead.

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If it weren't for the social aspect, people would be even more grumpy.  At the very least currently, people can be less bored.

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This seems to indicate there was indeed a staff table.  http://2013.fanime.com/artist-alley-map

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24 hour viewing rooms?

So far the thing that sticks out for Fanime that other cons I go to don't have is the 24 hour rooms.  Both viewing and gaming hall.  For me, that's its most unique nature, especially on the last day where it's very tempting to stay there as long as possible.  Heck, this year the karaoke room at around 2-3AM announced they would go all the way to 5AM if need be.  Now that's dedication and definitely has the by fans for fans feel that more industry cons would not have, as they'd have to probably pay for overtime for these graveyard shifts.

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Yes.  That's from so long ago!

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