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Re: Please, Do NOT Do “Silver Island”
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2019, 01:15:23 AM »

Silver Island should not happen again. Honestly, it felt like they were holding our hentai hostage.
"Come to Silver Island or you won't see your hentai!"

The fact that hentai and yaoi was shifted down to a 8pm - 2am slot meant that it made that content no longer be the after hours relaxation ritual most of us do. Instead it's this thing you have to go out of your way to see. You wanna just chill and poke fun at stuff on the screen, but you then have to make the decision if waiting out in the cold for the shuttle is worth it.
As well as competition for us hosting 18+ panels. That type of audience is already spread thin as it is.

The night market was very underwhelming. You can kind of already find that content at the main artist alley. I was expecting bondage gear and sex toys. AnimeDepot's booth at the dealer's hall actually had more hentai content than night market( and that includes the toys).

My guess is that the Doubletree is pressuring the con to use the meeting rooms, since they can't really just offer those big rooms to another event without offering hotel rooms to go with it.

Either way, this doesn't really work. When I went over fort the hentai amv contest, it felt like I was going from a big con to a very small one.



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Re: Please, Do NOT Do “Silver Island”
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2019, 04:12:01 PM »

Ikr, they should have more stuff in the night market and closer at a more convenient time for most of us con goers. It felt like more mature artist alley rather than a night market and hardly any 18+ stuff compared to that one 18+ place in the dealers hall

Silver Island should not happen again. Honestly, it felt like they were holding our hentai hostage.
"Come to Silver Island or you won't see your hentai!"

The fact that hentai and yaoi was shifted down to a 8pm - 2am slot meant that it made that content no longer be the after hours relaxation ritual most of us do. Instead it's this thing you have to go out of your way to see. You wanna just chill and poke fun at stuff on the screen, but you then have to make the decision if waiting out in the cold for the shuttle is worth it.
As well as competition for us hosting 18+ panels. That type of audience is already spread thin as it is.

The night market was very underwhelming. You can kind of already find that content at the main artist alley. I was expecting bondage gear and sex toys. AnimeDepot's booth at the dealer's hall actually had more hentai content than night market( and that includes the toys).

My guess is that the Doubletree is pressuring the con to use the meeting rooms, since they can't really just offer those big rooms to another event without offering hotel rooms to go with it.

Either way, this doesn't really work. When I went over fort the hentai amv contest, it felt like I was going from a big con to a very small one.
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Re: Please, Do NOT Do “Silver Island”
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2019, 05:25:57 PM »

I was a bit underwhelmed.  Larger capacity shuttles were used, but it was still quite a log jam trying to get there.  It wasn't bad, but I was hoping for a bit more out of the Night Market.  Like everyone has said, it seemed like an adult artist ally, and I was expecting more like an adult dealer's hall experience.  The film rooms are the film rooms, I was over watching hentai in a group 10 years ago lol.  The casino was a great idea.  The bingo number caller went way to fast.  The food truck was decent but ridiculously expensive.  Spent 2 hours there then headed back over to the main con.  I'm hoping some of this gets ironed out for next year if they want to continue doing it.
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