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Darth Sunshine
06-22-2007, 09:29 PM
Hey, I thought it might be cool if we had a little gathering of the local cosplayers this year at A-fest. It would give everyone a chance to meet, make new friends, connections, etc. Everyone in the general DFW area is welcome to come. (:

Not much has been decided about what we'll do yet, but there will be a few games, dancing, and a small photoshoot.

Time: Sunday 3:00 p.m.

Location: The area in front of the ballroom where the Cosplay is held

Please post any ideas you might have, or if you want to come so I can get an idea of how many people will be there. Thanx! (>^.^)>

Kikala
06-22-2007, 09:49 PM
I'm always up for a get together. :3 And I live in Dallas, so yeah, I'm all up for it. ^^

Marika
06-22-2007, 09:55 PM
I'd be up for it, since I'm pretty much between the two cities. I may be able to convince a few others as well, but I'd have to talk to them (two I might not hear from til after Expo)... but there's always a chance!

cidbram
06-23-2007, 12:04 AM
I'm all for that. I'm in Garland, so that's not too far for me ^_^

shiri_tori
06-23-2007, 12:13 AM
It'd be great to find some local HEB cosplayers, so count me in!:geek:

sakurastar89
06-23-2007, 11:19 AM
I'm up for it! It'll be great to meet and hang out with local cosplayers. Hopefully there will be some from the HEB area! ^-^

Honey Usagi-chi
06-23-2007, 01:34 PM
Count me in! ^_^ I think we should all bring some board games to play or something! Like Pokemon monopoly, LIFE, Twister, card games, etc. =p

Karesu
06-23-2007, 03:11 PM
Dude that would be awesome! I live in Keller so I don't really get out there and meet people who cosplay that are around

Amiyuri
06-23-2007, 05:14 PM
Count Otaku 101 crew to be there! About 5, maybe less...

Darth Sunshine
06-23-2007, 06:05 PM
Okay, so far with everyone on the thread, and a few other confirmations, we're looking at about 20+ DFW locals, and it'll grow. I might start looking into getting a panel time for this.

Honey Usagi-chi
06-23-2007, 07:24 PM
Okay, so far with everyone on the thread, and a few other confirmations, we're looking at about 20+ DFW locals, and it'll grow. I might start looking into getting a panel time for this.
We could just meet up at the 2nd floor of the con. Alot of room for farting around and such :] We should make a giant banner of "DFW Gathering!"

Anna
06-23-2007, 08:08 PM
Honey Usagi-chi~ Banners and signs of the such are a no-go at A-FEST. Their policies are almost as tight as A-kon's. The DFW Cosplay society tried to have signs for their meetings, but some staff person swooped down upon us and confiscated it. Even after we had the go-ahead from someone else to use it. -_-;

thefinal
06-23-2007, 09:45 PM
Anna: There will be a board at the con that lists the gatherings/photoshoots so that will help out some.

As for the gathering itself, you can count me in and I have a great "ice breaker" for us to kinda get to starting general talk n' such ^__~ Other than that, I have no ideas really besides that, maybe depending on the day, time and location we can have snacks and what not

Honey Usagi-chi
06-23-2007, 10:17 PM
Honey Usagi-chi~ Banners and signs of the such are a no-go at A-FEST. Their policies are almost as tight as A-kon's. The DFW Cosplay society tried to have signs for their meetings, but some staff person swooped down upon us and confiscated it. Even after we had the go-ahead from someone else to use it. -_-;

Hmm, thefinal's solution helps some. But really? You'd think they'd confiscate the signs that beg for money and stuff, but for that? Lameeeeeee-uh xD

Darth Sunshine
06-24-2007, 05:55 PM
The second floor sounds good, it would be a bigger gathering space than any panel room. And as thefinal pointed out to me, we could have food. :d

thefinal
06-24-2007, 08:19 PM
wait wait, which floor? the "3rd"/2nd floor? Because only really on the floor where the bar is do they allow you to have food - I used to go down there all the time and eat pizzas with my group and they never gave me a hassle. However, if you're trying to do the actual "hotel" level, I will tell you now it might be difficult. Whatever you choose is up to you my dear

shiri_tori
06-24-2007, 11:14 PM
As for the gathering itself, you can count me in and I have a great "ice breaker" for us to kinda get to starting general talk n' such ^__~ Other than that, I have no ideas really besides that, maybe depending on the day, time and location we can have snacks and what not


Oh, I can't wait for that, too bad ya already told me the story behind it....<3

thefinal
06-25-2007, 12:07 AM
Haha, it's okay :) It'll still be fun ^^;;

LilyChan
06-25-2007, 01:37 AM
Aww, too bad I live in San Antonio.... D:

Kuragiman
06-25-2007, 08:46 AM
I am all in on this one too. Fort Worthite here! My camera and I will be more than happy to say hello to everyone gathered from the DFW area. I'd love to put my wide angle to use and get a massive group shot of everyone, like a class photo. ^_^ Can't wait to meet everyone!

If anyone has special requests of me (apart from requesting I don't show up! :P) just let me know. I am at the Cosplayers' disposal.

CrescentBunny
06-25-2007, 11:50 AM
Heck yes! I'll definitely be there, looking forward to meeting all of you guys.:bigtu: We should all play one massive game of some kind, like Hold'Em or something.

thefinal
06-25-2007, 12:26 PM
I'll totally pitch in Apples to Apples - I think it's a fun game we could all play after we get to know one another!

Darth Sunshine
06-25-2007, 04:04 PM
wait wait, which floor? the "3rd"/2nd floor? Because only really on the floor where the bar is do they allow you to have food - I used to go down there all the time and eat pizzas with my group and they never gave me a hassle. However, if you're trying to do the actual "hotel" level, I will tell you now it might be difficult. Whatever you choose is up to you my dear

Well I'm thorougly confuzzled. I've only been to one A-fest, and I don't really remember much about the layout. I was thinking of the large area in front of the room where the cosplay was held last year. I don't know whats allowed and whats not at A-fest, so I appreciate all the advice! ><

thefinal
06-25-2007, 04:20 PM
IF you wanted to have food, then I would suggest the level where the bar is at. Technically it's the 3rd level I guess...but I consider it the second since when you walk in, you just take one floor up and ta-da. If we don't mind not having food, then I would suggest outside of where the cosplay contest is held or probably nearby the ballrooms. The only thing about the ballroom area is, there's no telling if there will be a wedding or not (which has happened in the past), and we can't take up that area - but it usually has the least amount of traffic so people won't trample on us as long as there is no event there at the moment. Other than that, my only last suggestion would be if you want fresh air, we could go outside, but then it'd be more difficult if we wanted to play games. Other than that, that's all I have for you. Dealer's room level, lowest level, is always a little more crowded so I would not suggest the lowest ground level at all.

Honey Usagi-chi
06-25-2007, 04:30 PM
Oh god, this'd be a nightmare if it was held in front of the dealers. Too many people, noise, running, etc. Alot of scary people from my school lurk around there that grope eachother, grind on eachother, scream, fight, and whatnot.

Teh Hobbit
06-25-2007, 09:23 PM
I'm all for it. Wherever we head I'll make sure to show up with my posse(anywhere from 4 to 10 peoples depending on how many actually stick around)

korov
06-26-2007, 12:43 AM
This sounds fun! I'd love to meet some local cosplayers.

Darth Sunshine
06-26-2007, 12:42 PM
Sounds like 30+ now... I think the area outside of where the cosplay is sounds good. I'll email the hotel and check and see what other events are going on during A-fest.

Amiyuri
06-26-2007, 06:32 PM
Honey Usagi-chi~ Banners and signs of the such are a no-go at A-FEST. Their policies are almost as tight as A-kon's. The DFW Cosplay society tried to have signs for their meetings, but some staff person swooped down upon us and confiscated it. Even after we had the go-ahead from someone else to use it. -_-;

Sorry to get off topic- What about the end of the line signs at Akon? Just wanted to bring this to attention ^ ^

Karesu
06-26-2007, 07:33 PM
Jo, stop getting off track! Goodness.

Wherever you guys decide, I am totally there! I think i am going to whip out my femmy-Axel cosplay again, just for the heck of it! Lol.

Kitaki
06-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Depending on when it is I wouldnt mind showing up. Like everyone else is saying, its always nice to know of local cosplayers.

Darth Sunshine
06-29-2007, 10:58 PM
M'kay. I'm thinking Saturday, 2:00 p.m. in front of the ball room where the cosplay is held. Everyone should be done with lunch by then. Thoughts an comments?

Mune-Pop
06-30-2007, 10:57 AM
It'd be fun to go~83

thefinal
06-30-2007, 11:44 PM
*checks schedule* I believe that works for me ^^;; CLAMP Photoshoot should be done by then ^__~

THE_Eiri_Yuki
07-01-2007, 05:55 AM
I'd love to meet up with people from around the area. I have alot of friends everywhere but from around here. I'd love to find some people from Graland (or close by) that I could vist & chill with. (& that might be able to come to me every now & then ><)

Karesu
07-01-2007, 05:52 PM
Sounds like a good time! Can't wait until I get to see all of you guys there! ^^

Saibird
07-01-2007, 11:53 PM
Count me in! :D Will there be dancing?

Honey Usagi-chi
07-02-2007, 01:05 AM
I think we should hold a dancing/karaoke event. I've got loads of PGSM, Sailor Moon (PGSM & BSSM = Best karaoke songs evar!) Kaleido Star, and other anime songs. For others who just wanna dance, I have other songs too. But then again, if we all put our soundtracks together, we could have a sign up sheet of a list of songs to play. Anyone interested? (We can clarify more on that if interest appears)

Catzilerella
07-02-2007, 02:21 AM
I wish I was local.
I would love to meet some cosplayers!
Sounds like total funness!

thefinal
07-02-2007, 05:53 PM
So I'm thinkiiiinnnn, once we all get to know one another and after AF, but before another con, we should have a cosplay party!

XD

Okay, so I'm thinking too far ahead, but I figure it's better to mention it now 'cause I'll forget later.

Honey Usagi-chi
07-02-2007, 10:39 PM
Ahh, a cosplay party. If AF still had the clubhouse (Was located in Plano, TX) we could have it there. Then again, too far ahead in time xD

Darth Sunshine
07-03-2007, 12:50 PM
Dancing and singing would be fun! I remember last year, a couple of kingdom hearts cosplayers brought down a boom box and started singing disney show tunes. Every one joined in. I met one of them again at The Anime Store's Halloween party last year. Too bad thats closed too. It was sooo close to my house... T_T

Honey Usagi-chi
07-03-2007, 02:10 PM
Ah, boom box. I don't have any l337 technology for a boom box but I can bring my ipod + speakers. Those can get pretty loud xP As for lyrics, I suppose I'll write them out as my printer never likes me xP

Honey Usagi-chi
07-03-2007, 02:10 PM
(Dood, it double-posted) >_<

thefinal
07-03-2007, 06:57 PM
Um, yeah, same, I have an ipod just no speakers for it ><;;

We probably need to think of just something fun to do for a little while after introductions -nods- I guess it depends what day this occurs because if it's on Saturday, I may only be able to be around for a little while ~.~;;

Speaking of, did we happen to get a hold of the hotel to see if there's any other events taking place?

Darth Sunshine
07-04-2007, 12:48 AM
Um, yeah, same, I have an ipod just no speakers for it ><;;

We probably need to think of just something fun to do for a little while after introductions -nods- I guess it depends what day this occurs because if it's on Saturday, I may only be able to be around for a little while ~.~;;

Speaking of, did we happen to get a hold of the hotel to see if there's any other events taking place?

I couldn't find an e-mail, so I called. After being transferred about nine times I finally got a hold of someone. They were pretty vague, but there aren't any other big events. I really hope nothing else is scheduled from now till then.

thefinal
07-04-2007, 10:52 AM
Well I guess regardless if we hold it in front of the ballroom where the CosPlay is held, it shouldn't be too terribly bad. Regardless that ballroom is blocked off for AnimeFEST anyways (compared to any other events) since we use it throughout the con, unless you changed locations - I would presume this one would be fine.

Darth Sunshine
07-04-2007, 03:54 PM
Yup, lets make it official then, 2:00 p.m. Saturday in front of the ballroom the cosplay is held in.

KittyTaisho
07-04-2007, 06:50 PM
Oooh, finally a chance to meet some local cosplayers! :D I live in Irving, bout 20 min. from Dallas XD;; Still counts though (I think)! I'll probably be bringing about... four to six people.

I also can bring my mom's computer speakers. (they work on my ipod shuffle)

KittyTaisho
07-04-2007, 06:53 PM
I have an ipod.. and I could probably bring my mom's computer speakers! (they work!)

Karesu
07-04-2007, 08:39 PM
I am bringing my CD player, because Karesu has no Ipod... only a MP3 player with no screen. XD

Honey Usagi-chi
07-09-2007, 06:21 AM
Question! Are we going to be playing any games of some sort while we're at it? XD

KittyTaisho
07-09-2007, 01:49 PM
Question! Are we going to be playing any games of some sort while we're at it? XD

Oh! I wanna play games!! >w<

thefinal
07-10-2007, 11:01 PM
I'm bringing Apples to Apples just in case :) Other than that, we will have an "introduction" game - as long as mystic finds it okay - that we can use which I used a lot when traveling on journalism conventions

Zai
07-11-2007, 12:52 AM
May I meet up with you guys as well?
My friend and I are a dancing duo called The Hydrochloric Acid so we'll have plenty of music, though it's mainly J-rock.

PockyPants
07-11-2007, 02:48 AM
I wanna come! ...so I'll be there. XD

I'd love to meet everyone ^.^

Honey Usagi-chi
07-11-2007, 10:04 PM
Well I've been told the cosplay contest has these times:
Saturday- 2-4 p.m rehearsal
Saturday- 7 p.m actual contest

I'd like to try for a different time if possible, as I know lots of people wanna go join the contest =x

Zai
07-12-2007, 11:32 PM
Whenever this meet-up is, I dunno who's coplaying what, and it would be nice to know. So... what are you guys going to be?

I'm being Miyavi :D

PockyPants
07-13-2007, 12:07 AM
I still havent decided what I'm wearing each day yet, but I'll either be Sailor Chibi Moon, Chibi Usa, Jem (Jem and the Holograms) or Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied). :D

Kung_Fu_Candy
07-13-2007, 07:00 PM
I live in Crowley and I totally wanna come! I'm dying to meet other DFW cosplayers! (emphasis on the FW though, since Dallas is scary! +_+)

It will be awesome to make cosplay friends who live nearby rather than halfway across the country, or hours and hours away! ^o^

Marika
07-13-2007, 08:18 PM
Whenever this meet-up is, I dunno who's coplaying what, and it would be nice to know. So... what are you guys going to be?

I'm being Miyavi :D

^^ I'll be sure to keep my camera on me. I don't know what I'm wearing for what days yet, but so far, the lineup is (in no order whatsoever) CS2TimeSkip Sasuke [Naruto], Uchiha Itachi [Naruto], hide [Rocket Dive live], possibly Ruki [Gazette - FitB PV] if I can figure out the hair.

Darth Sunshine
07-18-2007, 12:19 AM
Just thought I'd let you guys know that I'm not dead. ><

I've been in Harry Potter mode the past couple of weeks. (ZOMG!! 3 DAYS!! o_0 ~spaz~ ) If I'm not at work, I'm either reading or prepping my costume for the party at Borders. Any way, I'm still 100% commited to this, and I'll start finalizing the plans after the 21st.

Well I've been told the cosplay contest has these times:
Saturday- 2-4 p.m rehearsal
Saturday- 7 p.m actual contest

I'd like to try for a different time if possible, as I know lots of people wanna go join the contest =x


Ah yeah, we'll need to change the time. I may be doing a skit as well.

Honey Usagi-chi
07-18-2007, 03:32 AM
Gawd the Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix movie sucked monkey. Can't wait to read the 7th book, but that'll be a long while since cosplay robbed me the chance to preorder it =x

I do hope they make more movies though, I've still yet to cosplay at a premier! =x

korov
07-18-2007, 11:10 AM
Oh man, Harry Potter... luckily I've had my quidditch robes for a while and just iron them out before a book or movie premiere. :) Also, go Borders parties! I'll be there too, but I'm taking a trip over to B&N to see the Wiz rock bands.

And more on topic, I guess late morning would be the only time we could do this. Is there any other than Saturday that we could meet?

Darth Sunshine
07-23-2007, 07:58 PM
How's Sunday at 3:00 sound? Same place of course.

thefinal
07-24-2007, 12:33 AM
Sounds good to me

Honey Usagi-chi
07-24-2007, 03:12 AM
Eeek~ Sunday...not sure if I can make it but hopefully other people can >:3

KittyTaisho
07-24-2007, 01:31 PM
I think that's ok...The Naruto photoshoot is an hour before that...hopefully it'll end before 3, or else I might not make it. =/

Darth Sunshine
07-27-2007, 01:54 PM
Naruto shoot will be big, but I doubt it should take that long. Even if it does, go 'head and pop by any way. :)

Any way, its official Sunday at 3:00 in front of where the cosplay is held.

Kuragiman
07-27-2007, 03:16 PM
Naruto shoot will be big, but I doubt it should take that long. Even if it does, go 'head and pop by any way. :)

Any way, its official Sunday at 3:00 in front of where the cosplay is held.

Marked in the schedule book! See you all there with camera on!

thefinal
07-28-2007, 02:39 AM
I'm still bringing Apples to Apples possibly and have another fun "get to know each other" game, so is there anything else that we're doing? I mean, besides getting to know one another - what might the possible agenda be?

KittyTaisho
07-28-2007, 10:12 AM
:toothy: I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a meet-up before AnimeFest.

It will be on August 19th, at Senter Park, here in Irving. I'm hoping to get there by noon, and it will probably last till five pm, at least.

I've already got at least eight peope coming, and the more, the merrier! :D

If anyone is wanting or can go, please let me know how many people, or tell me here: http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=120843

Darth Sunshine
07-30-2007, 06:02 PM
There'll be some mingling for the first few minutes while everyone gets there. I like the idea of the little intro game, thats a definite. Swapping of info after that methinks, and I'll see about more games. :P Sorry I've been slow about updating this, I've been organizing the HP discussion too, and brainstorming a skit. ><

Amiyuri
07-31-2007, 01:33 AM
Jo, stop getting off track! Goodness.



Oh noes the name of ultimate doom!~ *dies*:bigcry:

Yokomo
07-31-2007, 02:37 PM
Ooh, this sounds like a lot of fun! :D
I'll be sure to try and come to this. <3

chibi_sasuke_1
08-03-2007, 10:13 AM
This is a great idea :D

Sounds fun! ^_^

Darth Sunshine
08-09-2007, 01:04 AM
I was thinking earlier today that we should all print up little business cards on them with our info to bring. Maybe play a game where we exchange them. I'm forcing kagitsune to help me organize this particular gathering, since shes got nothing going on this con. It'll happen, if I haven't posted in a while, it simply means I'm busy!

Zai
08-29-2007, 11:57 PM
Ah, I can only go on Saturday.......

....

Post-It Ninja
08-30-2007, 04:02 PM
Awesomeness!

potatoplanet
08-30-2007, 09:47 PM
I'll definitely try to be there. I'll bring all my Plano friends with me :D

kagitsune
08-31-2007, 12:27 AM
...I'm forcing kagitsune to help me organize this particular gathering, since shes got nothing going on this con.

>______< HEY! Mystic! I've got plenty of stuff to do at A-fest! So there! >:p

Seriously, I don't even know if I'll be able to go to the gathering. :bigcry: Yoshitoshi ABe is doing a panel at that time, and I'll miss his Saturday one because of cosplay rehearsal...unless I could get out of there really fast (like that'll ever happen.... -__-;; )

I mean, I could skip the cosplay contest (is it just me, or has it sort of declined over the past few years? Please don't take offense to that, anybody, it's just a personal observation! T^T) and see ABe and go to the gathering... if only there were a hall contest I could enter... T-T <--- loves her costume

You know, I think I might actually have more *fun* if I skip the contest... or would I? Ooohh, what should I do? I'd love to meet you all, but... fandom calls!

Darth Sunshine
08-31-2007, 11:44 AM
>______< HEY! Mystic! I've got plenty of stuff to do at A-fest! So there! >:p




Well you never did help out did you? NO!! ~shun~

There seem to be several things that interfere with this so its actually gonna be kinda short. Introduce ourselves, swap info, take pics with friends, etc. Maybe some spontaneous dancing. Who knows.

Amiyuri
09-01-2007, 11:28 PM
I cant go at all *HUGE SOB*

thefinal
09-03-2007, 10:38 PM
Good to meet you all and hopefully within the future I can arrange a Halloween Party so I will say, keep this thread tabbed and what not, because I will intend to post it here instead of spamming on the main forum for AF

Honey Usagi-chi
09-03-2007, 10:42 PM
Ahhh, I'd love a Halloween Party :3 My friend got me lost in MY OWN NEIGHBORHOOD on Halloween. I got double pwnage >_<; And it's always freezing cold when we go trick-or-treating D:

CrescentBunny
09-04-2007, 12:15 AM
I had so much fun meeting all of you! Anyone and everyone feel free to contact me..and I'm all for a meet up outside of con T_T I would so help even. Lets do it!

DarkMageRubius
09-05-2007, 02:24 AM
Yeah.. meet ups for events has a good ring to it me thinks.
If there is a party besure to count me in and as always I will be able to help anyone on what ever if they need a volunteer.

shiri_tori
09-05-2007, 11:45 AM
Ya'll were all so much fun, if any of ya'll are ever in the HEB area, stop by somehow and give me a hug...XD

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-05-2007, 04:50 PM
Shoeless Shinobi_Misa left before the meetup! ;__;

Anywhoo, even though I'm too lame to have been there I'd love to come to any local events y'all throw! (if that's allowed anyway ^^;)

MexicAnime
09-06-2007, 11:49 PM
OH I'll so be there for a Halloween event, doing (what else?) snapping pictures, and videos, that is if i can actually remember to bring extra tape/battery packs..........

TheFinal, you know i'm always willing to help anyway i can, so don't hesitate to ask. <3

TR Rose
09-07-2007, 08:55 AM
I don't know if this is the place to post, but...
we're going to be local in about 2 weeks.

Part of the reason we went to A-Fest was because it was held right near a job fair and we'd been looking to relocate. Long story short, I got a job that I start in Dallas on the 24th. I would love to join you guys for the Halloween party and things!

Darth Sunshine
09-07-2007, 03:43 PM
I'm so up for a Halloween event! The Halloween party at The Anime Store ruled! I still can't believe it shut down... its being turned into a scrapbook store- blasphemy!! Any way, I'd be glad to help you out in any way I can! ^^

TR- Glad to hear it, we'll should hang out sometime! ^^

Edit: I just drove by that shopping center. The scrapbook store fell through. (That was fast.) It is now a pond store. Some retail spots are just cursed.

Saibird
09-09-2007, 12:28 AM
Where would a good place to do the Halloween party be?

manazeal
09-09-2007, 02:24 AM
Crap I missed the A-Fest get together :(
I would love to go to a anime Halloween party

thefinal
09-10-2007, 01:41 AM
I'm trying to coordinate one at a hotel, but if not, I might have to see about another facility maybe somewhere else @_@;; I'm going to call around more hopefully on Tuesday permitting hw and other stuff for classes

Kuragiman
09-10-2007, 08:16 AM
I am down for the Halloween bash. Time to dust off my Tim the Enchanter outfit and get the Killer Rabbit out of the closet. I've kept him locked in a box in the darkness for too long. I am not responsible for any mayhem he may cause at the party. I promise, he only chomped a few people at the last Halloween party he got lose at.

thefinal
09-12-2007, 02:16 PM
Okay, so I've found some time and I'm going to call a few hotels - but let's say that doesn't work out so well - anyone have any good ideas for a location?

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-12-2007, 03:47 PM
I don't know which general area y'all are shooting for (Arlington,Fort Worth, whatever...), but maybe a community center (in my experience it costs about $50-$100 to rent for 2-4 hours at a time) or a skating rink, or maybe an arcade/bowling alley type place would work.

Stupid2Care
09-12-2007, 04:22 PM
I would love to attend a Halloween get together. I just moved to the Dallas area and I would love to get to know some anime lovers such as myself.

Darth Sunshine
09-13-2007, 12:32 AM
The "Entertainmart" opened up on Cooper St. a few weeks ago They seem pretty cool. They always have ddr, guitar hero, ect out to play with. Any was you could call them and ask about it. Its a pretty big store, so I wouldn't be surprised if the were holding their own event. There's plenty of parking space too.

Dallas does seem like a better option, since it would be easier to get there. Plus everyone has already been to Dallas.

Honey Usagi-chi
09-13-2007, 01:14 AM
The Dallas galleria? They renovated it 2 years ago (Competition with Willowbend I tell ya!) while the ice rink got smaller, it's still a decent place for a hang out (And with all those restaurants and other random animosities!)

Or.....hmmmmm.....there's a main event in Plano on 75 central expy (Or something like that....my brain's fried from reading a stupid depressing book all day....I'm sure there are more locations).....And, er....I can't think of anything else at the moment....

MexicAnime
09-13-2007, 01:37 AM
As long as I don't get stuck in traffic on the way, i'll be able to attend and get to any of the suggested places. All i need is to make sure I can get some great pictures, and fun times will be had.

manazeal
09-13-2007, 01:59 AM
Yeah I really want to meet more anime lovers in Dallas so I am cool with a anime Halloween party just about any where, even if it means getting stuck in a little traffic.

AcuraRacer32tl
09-13-2007, 10:43 AM
So we go there dressed? O_o.

Honey Usagi-chi
09-13-2007, 07:18 PM
Well, like they said, we may have a meetup before Halloween o_o; but I do assume for a Halloween event we go in cosplay xD

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-13-2007, 07:21 PM
Ooh, I have a question!! Would the party be on actual Halloween (which I believe is on a Wednesday this year), or the weekend?

thefinal
09-14-2007, 10:52 AM
Weekend. I'm shooting for the 27th I believe.

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-14-2007, 04:39 PM
Yay! *throws confetti* That significantly increases my chances of making it!

Saibird
09-14-2007, 11:19 PM
Weekend, that's great for me! :D

AcuraRacer32tl
09-15-2007, 09:14 AM
You should call it October-Con or Hallow-con.

manazeal
09-15-2007, 06:26 PM
like mentioned before shouldn't we get together before to plan out the details.

If anyone knows a good place or time for that I'm in
As entertaining as a never ending sting of forum messages may be, I think this would be more constructive.

thefinal
09-15-2007, 11:02 PM
If we want to work out a weekend or something that's fine with me. I'm still looking for places and alternatives rather rapidly outside of hotels if possible. Anyways, if this is what everyone wants to do (meet up) - that's fine with me.

MexicAnime
09-15-2007, 11:15 PM
Well my schedule is always open, so a pre-meet-up will be good.

Maybe sometime towards the end of this month, or beggining of next?

thefinal
09-16-2007, 01:38 AM
Ummmm, if we intend to get a location it has to be sooner than that - lol. But I need to see what I can still do on getting a location right now :/

manazeal
09-16-2007, 02:21 AM
If you currently have any places in mind for the party I would love to hear them. Other then that if we need to hurry up and meet to plan the details I suggest we all meet at a restaurant that is located in the general area of where we would like to hold the Halloween party.

I'm located in Addison but I don't mind driving for the meeting or the party.
anyone else that is interested in helping or going to the party give a shout out so we can decided where to meet

6thfloortseng
09-17-2007, 01:20 AM
Hmm. A Halloween gathering? I'm all up for it. I have a good idea. Hikaru suggested the Main Event off 75, which isn't that far from where I'm moveing to. (I'm moveing off of Bethany in Allen) and my step-brother goes bowling at the Main Event every monday night. As for another place, it may be a little bit harder to get to, but it's the Plano Centre, in well, Plano. It's pretty much at Spring Creek and Jupiter, close to Collin County Community College Spring Creek Campus. I went there for my Highschool Graduation and it has plenty of space, just...well, nothing to do. It was just an idea, but meh. There is also a skateing rink not far from where I'm living right now (Or used to live depending on when people read this) called Texas Skatium that's pretty good sized. It would be kind of fun to see roller skating cosplayers and having my Reno on skates is fun enough to see. Anyway, when details are ironed out, I will attempt to be there!

Honey Usagi-chi
09-17-2007, 01:50 AM
Darn, my grandmother threw out my roller blades thinking it was garbage ;-; Ah well, never hurts to buy another pair! Isn't the plano center though that place where they have rock concerts? Or was it that old Saturday thingymajiggy. I dunno, disregard that.

There's always the Galleria, guys xD

6thfloortseng
09-17-2007, 02:07 AM
Darn, my grandmother threw out my roller blades thinking it was garbage ;-; Ah well, never hurts to buy another pair! Isn't the plano center though that place where they have rock concerts? Or was it that old Saturday thingymajiggy. I dunno, disregard that.

There's always the Galleria, guys xD

I have no idea about there being rock concerts at the Plano Centre. I just know it's got lots of space. I haven't owned a pair of roller blades in YEARS, but I wouldn't mind buying a new pair if I had people to skate with on a regular basis. Anyway, It was just an idea. *shrug*

manazeal
09-17-2007, 02:52 AM
roller blading Cosplayers sounds like a great idea to me. Just be sure not to bring a costume that is to fragile :)

so count me in for that or going to main event.

HaremGirlNuriko
09-17-2007, 09:38 AM
It would be kind of fun to see roller skating cosplayers and having my Reno on skates is fun enough to see.

Am I really that hilarious? Anyway, I like the idea for going skating. Sounds like that would be something fun to do!

6thfloortseng
09-17-2007, 12:44 PM
Am I really that hilarious? Anyway, I like the idea for going skating. Sounds like that would be something fun to do!

Yes, you are. ^_^ And I'm always up for Main Event, they have LASER TAG! I love playing Laser Tag. ^___^

thefinal
09-17-2007, 01:34 PM
Okay - who has what going on this upcoming Sunday the 23rd?

TR Rose
09-17-2007, 01:52 PM
I very much want to attend the Halloween party!
I don't know about the planning get-togethers tho - we're actually moving to the Dallas area this weekend. A little further in the future is great though!

Kuragiman
09-17-2007, 03:37 PM
Okay - who has what going on this upcoming Sunday the 23rd?

ACK! I thought this Halloween bash was being planned for the end of October, the Halloween month! XD

If it is to be held this month (September) I am afraid I'll have to bow out. Reserving rooms for Oni-con and a heavy bill month pretty much have shut me down on anything that requires spare cash to be around.

MexicAnime
09-17-2007, 07:21 PM
I'm free for the 23rd, which I'm guessing is for the Pre-Meet-Up?

Honey Usagi-chi
09-17-2007, 08:39 PM
Err, so far I could count as free. That is if I'm not called up to serve Tecchie night hours >_o;

thefinal
09-17-2007, 11:08 PM
The Halloween gathering itself will be on the 27th of October - at least that's what I'm shooting for. I guess just a bunch of people were asking about a pre-meet-up which is fine, but we would have to decide at that time where we're going to hold it so that way I don't keep making the round of phone calls for now. I hate to say this but I'd prefer not main event - my opinion but I would like to be someplace where I can be in cosplay or a halloween costume without messing it up :/ Not really my decision though so keep on shooting ideas guys - if we can meet up on the 23rd that'd be great, but if not, I'm going to start calling places CENTRAL to Dallas/Ft.Worth and get prices and what not and hopefully reserve something soon.

Stupid2Care
09-17-2007, 11:53 PM
I am definitely down for the get together itself. But I work from 1-9 on Sunday so unless it is earlier in the morning I won't be able to make that.

manazeal
09-18-2007, 01:35 AM
I will be out of town this weekend so the 23rd is bad for me also :(
but I do really love the idea of cosplay on roller blades

I vote we do that

6thfloortseng
09-18-2007, 01:55 AM
I will be out of town this weekend so the 23rd is bad for me also :(
but I do really love the idea of cosplay on roller blades

I vote we do that


Main Event was just an idea. As for the 23rd...I must say no. I will STILL be unpacking from my move to Allen and things will be a TOTAL MESS! x.x But as for the 27th of October, I may be able to swing that. I really can't make any promises, considering, I have no idea about my next job. *Sigh*

thefinal
09-18-2007, 11:29 AM
Okay then - what I intend to do is call around and see what I can get and for what prices - so I guess a pre-meet up to discuss WHAT would be a no-go. I think I know of a good rink nearby the Main Event in Grapevine, so I'll call them and see what they have open. I'll check main event as well but I can tell you now, that will get PRICEY.

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-18-2007, 07:52 PM
I'll check main event as well but I can tell you now, that will get PRICEY.

True dat!! Main Event is ridiculously expensive! And the DDR and Beatmania machines at the Hulen location are eternally broken.

On a random and incredibly dorky note: it would be super, epically awesome if wherever we had the party had a print club booth! I know this is highly unlikely since there's only 1 that I can think of in all of DFW but a ginger can dream....:toothy:

Darth Sunshine
09-19-2007, 06:55 PM
I wouldn't highly recommend a place like Main Event. They're noisy, expensive, and its full of drunks. Seriously, why do they have a bar? I got harassed by several guys last time I was there, think about what they might do to people in costume. >:(

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-19-2007, 07:15 PM
Yup yup, in my experience people at Main Event aren't very friendly to costumed individuals. ^^:;

My old group had a Quentin Tarantino-themed Halloween party there last year (I went as Gogo Yubari! ) and the most of the people there were hella rude! And since it was QT themed, none of us were dressed especially weird. Go figure...

Honey Usagi-chi
09-19-2007, 07:51 PM
I didn't say we had to do it, it was just a suggestion ^^; But I still think the Galleria could be a nice spot! Ahh, ice skating x3 I wonder though if I should go in costume, the jester outfit is hella painful to wear and I'm already wearing it for Halloween (To school and out xD) And I don't feel like bringing out Hikaru-chan again for awhile.......and.....I don't know if I'll start MoHS yet xD I could though, since I can use my Theatre class's machine =O!

Should we go in costume or reveal the truth? *shock* Then again it depends if we're doing a Halloween and/or hangout.

HaremGirlNuriko
09-19-2007, 08:20 PM
Well if we have a costume we can move easily in that would be fine, otherwise I don't think anyone would care if some of us just went casual. I mean, something like a Non-Robed Genjyo Sanzo costume would be okay to skate in but I wouldn't try to do it in my Akito Sohma costume. Besides, skating sounds fun anyways, hard floor or ice. *has never been ice skating before* I also like being able to see people, not just the costumes at cons and events. .^__^

thefinal
09-20-2007, 01:54 AM
Is there anyone who wants to take over the idea of a Halloween party because unforeseen events have put me into a position in which I really don't have the time to handle it or mind. I deeply deeply sincerely apologize.

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-20-2007, 04:18 PM
Depending on where you have it, I could help out! If y'all are aiming for Fort Worth or Arlington then maybe. But other than those 2 places/general areas, I don't know the area and couldn't really be of any assistance. ^^;;

But I did check out the Arlington Skatium website earlier (I think somebody suggested that...) and it would cost $250 to rent the private party rink on a Saturday night, but that includes a DJ and the privilege of bringing in food and drinks. So, if anybody's interested in that, there ya go!

Honey Usagi-chi
09-20-2007, 11:17 PM
Is it ice or inline skating? Hmm, how many of us intend on going? I'm giving a rough *first* estimate, if 25 of us go....that'd be $10 each for admission. And is this going to be a Halloween event or not? :o

And even though a date is TBA, who shall attend this event? I encourage you locals to get to know your cosplay community!

MexicAnime
09-20-2007, 11:26 PM
I know i will attend, as i really do want to get to know the local cosplayers better as well.

I'm also horrible at either skating, but i'll give it a try nonetheless. And yes, halloween event for me, as i'll try to see if i can bring something simple that i'm currently working on. If not then it'll be with me at the next A-Kon.

manazeal
09-21-2007, 04:47 AM
count me as a yes for sure
I suggest we start trying to get a head count

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-21-2007, 02:08 PM
Honey Usagi-chi: The Skatium is roller/inline skating, not ice. ^__^

Okay: I definitely vote for a Halloween event!!! Skating in costume sounds fun! (deciding what to wear is the problem >__<).

As for a head count, as long as the party isn't in Dallas I'm in! If I have a couple of local cosplayers who don't post on c.com, can I bring them along?

And one more FYI: If we decide to use the skating rink we'd have to turn in a $100 deposit 48 hours after we make the reservation. (And I'm guessing that's how it will be at any venue we pick)

Honey Usagi-chi
09-21-2007, 07:45 PM
Hmmmmmmmmm, well, I'd hate to mail payment and stuff, if someone can do the deposit for us, and we all pay it back, it's all good?? I ain' good in business XD

HaremGirlNuriko
09-21-2007, 09:07 PM
I want to go! It sounds fun!

manazeal
09-22-2007, 09:56 AM
Honey Usagi-chi: The Skatium is roller/inline skating, not ice. ^__^

Okay: I definitely vote for a Halloween event!!! Skating in costume sounds fun! (deciding what to wear is the problem >__<).

As for a head count, as long as the party isn't in Dallas I'm in! If I have a couple of local cosplayers who don't post on c.com, can I bring them along?

And one more FYI: If we decide to use the skating rink we'd have to turn in a $100 deposit 48 hours after we make the reservation. (And I'm guessing that's how it will be at any venue we pick)

Yeah the point is to meet more local cosplayers so bring anyone you like

Also we should decided on a place fairly soon. I am open to it being anywhere so I am ok with it not being in dallas.

So if anybody has suggestions for actual sites then throw them in here and if anyone has a problem with a particular area let us know now before we start trying to make reservations.

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-23-2007, 02:26 PM
My vote is for the skating rink!! (But I'm pretty much open to anywhere that isn't horrifically far away XD)

I think we should nominate a representative to deal with the venue-people in person (since the deposit for wherever will have to be delivered in person)! Is there anybody who is over 18 and wouldn't mind doing it?

Oh, and we should also pick someone to keep track of who all's coming and who's bringing what (if people are bringing stuff), and to be in charge of contacting everyone, etc. (I'll volunteer for that one if nobody else wants to do it!) ^___^

Honey Usagi-chi
09-26-2007, 08:22 AM
Kinda off-topic, but are there any locals going to the arlington G-kon convention this weekend? =o

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-26-2007, 03:51 PM
G-Kon?! I've never heard of it, but it sounds fun! ^__^ But damn, I have to go to a stupid wedding instead! *bleeeh*

So, has the party thing fallen through? ^^;;

Darth Sunshine
09-26-2007, 03:58 PM
I might be able to rep... Just depends on when things settle down in my house. The floor is getting torn up so everything has been moved around and the computer is not supposed to be plugged in cause the cords have to cross the floor and they get in the way and blah blah blah...

Anyway, what I'm saying is that if we can't find someone to be the representative in time, I'll do it. Just can't commit to it yet because of extenuating circumstances.

I'm not sure about G-kon, I don't know if I'll have that day off. Its a short drive from my work, but I reek of bleach and disinfectants after a shift. I will be going to Wizard World, which is held at the same convention center.

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-26-2007, 04:28 PM
Awesome! So it looks like we're still on! *happy dance*

I can't be the representative (I live too far away from Arlington to drive back and forth and drop off deposits, etc. ^^;;), but I can keep track of the 'guest list', send out notices and emails, and keep track of who's bringing what--basically any gopher-type work! XDD I'm happy to be of any help!

6thfloortseng
09-26-2007, 04:59 PM
Count me in for attending. As long as I know a date I can go ahead and ask for the day off. I just started a new job (Same place, different location..hint for my job: EAT MOR CHIKEN) and I can't make any promises about to when I will get days off. I also love the idea about going skating. There is a rink not too far from my old house that we could see about. It's called Texas Skatium. So ya. Well, I'm outta here. Class starting.

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-26-2007, 05:04 PM
I know that the original goal-date was October 27th, but I'm not sure if that's still standing, or if we'll be able to get a reservation for that specific day. (Especially since we haven't decided for sure where the party is going to be)

But we'll keep ya posted!!! ^__^

6thfloortseng
09-26-2007, 06:45 PM
Much Yay-ness. Please do keep me posted. I really want to try and attend this. It seems like it would be alot of fun.

Honey Usagi-chi
09-26-2007, 11:36 PM
Ah! Mystic! You should so come xD It's $10 membership, and I won't be in costume *shock*

I haven't had time to practice my l337 SSBM skills yet though, my English teacher overworks me (Such busywork I say!)

manazeal
09-27-2007, 03:14 AM
I"m thinking about going to G-kon but if I do it will be Saturday and Sunday only

Zander
09-27-2007, 04:00 AM
I just moved to Plano and I wouldn't mind getting to know some people.

Like I said, I just moved here and the only person I know is my gf.

I would love to go to a halloween party! It will give me a chance to break out the Itachi cosplay.

*made it for awa but didn't get to go after all*

HaremGirlNuriko
09-27-2007, 12:59 PM
It would be better to have it on the 28th since it is easier to get sundays off than saturdays.

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-27-2007, 05:37 PM
But if it's on a Sunday and we have the party at night, don't most of us have school or work the next morning?

Honey Usagi-chi
09-27-2007, 06:56 PM
Yeah, I have school O_o;

What about a Friday night?

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-27-2007, 07:52 PM
Friday the 26th would work for me! But so would the 27th, so as long as it's not Sunday-Thursday I'm good! ^___^

We just need to decide on a definite place and then a goal date! (since there's always a chance we won't be able to get the day we want ^^;;)

Maybe we should take a vote so we can get things moving!

TR Rose
09-27-2007, 11:50 PM
Well we made it to the Dallas area. Definitely interested in a Halloween get-together, but I can't offer any suggestions for where (still know very little about the area). I'll stay posted to this thread in the meantime...

shiri_tori
09-28-2007, 12:47 AM
This sounds really sweet, totally keeping an eye on it--here's to hoping I can fandangle the day off...*crosses fingers*

iluvmycat9
09-28-2007, 02:25 AM
i wanna go but i think im busy on friday the 26th *sadness* im going to a haunted house XD

...maybe i will change my plans to whichever night the party ISN'T!!! so if its friday i will prevail upon me friends to go on satrurday! and vice versa...

oh and im pretty sure im going to g-kon (probably not in cosplay) since i live like 7 minutes from where its at! cant beat that...

Zander
09-28-2007, 03:14 PM
I can't wait for this. Can someone Pm me if we pick a date for sure?

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-28-2007, 05:01 PM
Gotcha!! We'll keep ya posted, Zander!

So to get things moving, I'll throw in my $0.02!! I vote for Saturday the 27th at the Arlington Skatium, at 7 or 8ish!

Honey Usagi-chi
09-28-2007, 06:50 PM
I changed my mind, I'll be going as Hikaru Shidou at G-kon (Cause I'd be lugging around 2 props all day with CCS, that's just torture) This'll be Hikaru's last show, unfortunately xD

I vote for Friday, because my ride would rather die than miss WOE (Ragnarok online) She was my IRL friend at the meetup we had at Afest xD

manazeal
09-29-2007, 03:32 AM
Gotcha!! We'll keep ya posted, Zander!

So to get things moving, I'll throw in my $0.02!! I vote for Saturday the 27th at the Arlington Skatium, at 7 or 8ish!

love the idea perfect for me. I don't get off work Friday night until 11:30 so Friday is bad for me and Sunday night parties always seem strange to me :)

count this as my vote for Saturday night

MexicAnime
09-29-2007, 01:25 PM
Either will mork for me, although Saturday will work better, seeing as how i won't be dead tired after work.

Kung_Fu_Candy
09-29-2007, 04:23 PM
Honey Usagi-Chi: I'm totally clueless about WOE (and Ragnarok ^^;;) so this may be a completely stupid question, but does it have a start/end time? Maybe we could arrange things on Saturday so y'all could make it without her having to miss the online-thingy?

Honey Usagi-chi
09-29-2007, 10:57 PM
Starts at 9, ends at 11. Seeing as she's the only one who gets me to and fro for these things, I dunno if I can persuade her not to ): She loves RO more than anything ;-;

Zander
09-30-2007, 12:49 AM
My girlfriend works nights, So I might have to leave around 9ish or maybe a bit earlier than that.

*shrugs*

6thfloortseng
09-30-2007, 01:34 AM
Depending on where it's at, I can drive myself. Sadly, I really can't give anyone a ride or I would. u.u

Zander
09-30-2007, 05:42 AM
Anyways... we are going to be one hell of a sight to see.

XD

6thfloortseng
09-30-2007, 01:02 PM
Anyways... we are going to be one hell of a sight to see.

XD

YES! AND I LOVE IT! *cackles* But anyway..when things get ironed out, let me know! *So wants to go*

StarShiranui
09-30-2007, 02:52 PM
I just now noticed, I am AWESOME this month.

Saturday works fiiiine for me as long as it's later in the day since I work from eight to four-thirty. Friday is fine for me as well. x3

I'll probably be going as the Nekozawa I'm ALMOST DONE WITH. Just need to wait for the last piece of the costume to come in~

HaremGirlNuriko
09-30-2007, 06:39 PM
Saturday should be fine if we can figure out the date soon. I just started a new job at the Disney Store and I need to tell my manager the exact date that I need off.

6thfloortseng
09-30-2007, 07:28 PM
Saturday should be fine if we can figure out the date soon. I just started a new job at the Disney Store and I need to tell my manager the exact date that I need off.

Well, Kat, once we know a date, we shall go together!

Honey Usagi-chi
10-01-2007, 12:49 AM
I think what we should do now instead of finding a date is getting someone to be our representative and see which dates are available for reservation. I'm sure other people out there wanna skate before Halloween O_o; Not everybody gets what they want.

Zander
10-01-2007, 01:33 AM
I brought out my Akatsuki coat today!
I have no idea why it took me so long to unpack my cosplay stuff...


BTW, if my gf comes to. I need help trying to convence her the hat is not a lamp shade

XD

Kung_Fu_Candy
10-01-2007, 03:21 PM
Honey Usagi-chi: I agree!! We definitely need someone to be our rep, because if we use the Skatium (which looks like our location of choice!) the deposit has to be dropped off within 48 hours of the reservation.

Sooooo, who's up for the job? It needs to be somebody responsible who can easily drive to the rink and drop off the money. And it would be even better if it was someone who lived in a general area containing lots of attendees, so the whole deposit didn't come out of their pocket. However, if we need to come up with a meeting place so we can all drop off our money to the rep, that would work too.

On a side note, the $250 rental fee only covers 2 hours at the rink. So maybe if we had the party from 6-8 on Saturday it would accommodate everybody? Or we could have it the week before (the weekend of the 19th). We just really need to get on the ball with this! To sound all Texan on y'all, time's a wastin'....^^;;

Zander
10-01-2007, 05:26 PM
I haven't got a job just yet. I just moved here and I'm still lookin.

Kung_Fu_Candy
10-01-2007, 05:41 PM
No worries, Zander!! I'm jobless too! I'm a full-time student (and by 'full-time' I mean a lazy 15 hours XD)

Honey Usagi-chi
10-01-2007, 09:56 PM
Well, if we have at least 25 people come, we can all pay $10 each to reimburse our representative. That can be at the party (As our own little admission) I've so far got a head count of 9 people. xD

Concolor
10-01-2007, 10:42 PM
I'd like to take a more leadership-like role in this whole thing, but since I've lived in Dallas for less than two weeks, and my job didn't exactly pan out, I'm hardly in a position to co-ordinate anything.

Perhaps the plans should be simplified: no big hall, no renting anything... maybe just a meet-up somewhere where food is avaliable? :burger:

Adapt and overcome.

Honey Usagi-chi
10-01-2007, 11:39 PM
The Dallas Galleria, maybe? :o That just requires mullah for food, and if you wanna ice skate xD

6thfloortseng
10-02-2007, 12:29 AM
The Dallas Galleria, maybe? :o That just requires mullah for food, and if you wanna ice skate xD


I like the idea of going to the mall too, I mean, it would be funny if all these cosplayers wandering around the mall just hanging out all cool and stuff. I can easily get directions to the Galleria and stuffs. I'm going to ask for the 27th off, just to make sure. I really could care less about the location, just as long as we can have fun!

StarShiranui
10-02-2007, 12:38 AM
...Yeeeah, I have no idea where that is. xD MapQuest here I come~

Honey Usagi-chi
10-02-2007, 02:21 AM
http://www.galleriadallas.com/index.php

I'm sure you can get more specific directions there or on Mapquest :3

For ice skating, $7 for admission & $3 for skate rentals. Public hours on Saturday: Noon - 11 PM

For group rates (Aka.... perfect for US!) call 972-392-3361

Sound cool? If we did the group rate, we'll have to come up with a list of people to come, and have a cut off date of signing. That IS if the group rate's cheaper xD

MexicAnime
10-02-2007, 02:26 AM
It's actually way closer to me then the other rink(only about 15 mins from me, depending on traffic) so it would be a bit better. I won't complain though caus ei'll still go where ever we agree to, just because.

Honey Usagi-chi
10-02-2007, 02:47 AM
The galleria's closer to you or the skatium? x3 The galleria's closer to me though, I should have no problems getting there, hopefully (: (God forbid my sister goes nuts if I ask her, it's 15 mins. from my house)

MexicAnime
10-02-2007, 02:54 AM
Oh the Galleria's closer. It's a straight shot if I go down 635.

stonesour_17
10-02-2007, 03:19 AM
Howdy ya'll, so looks like the halloween party is skating? o__O

TR Rose
10-02-2007, 07:56 AM
The Galleria is one exit away from me. :)
But... I haven't gone ice skating except for one time when I was six years old. I'll have to go this weekend and see if I have any balance at all for this.

I so wish I had my Sailor Mercury done for this, but that's in the early planning stages. Somehow I think hoopskirts + ice skates = lots of falling. Maybe I'll bring Link.

StarShiranui
10-02-2007, 10:13 AM
The Galleria is one exit away from me. :)
But... I haven't gone ice skating except for one time when I was six years old. I'll have to go this weekend and see if I have any balance at all for this.

I so wish I had my Sailor Mercury done for this, but that's in the early planning stages. Somehow I think hoopskirts + ice skates = lots of falling. Maybe I'll bring Link.

Haha. xD I'm trying to think of my already klutzy on ice skates self trying to do that with my Nekozawa costume. I'll probably fall face forward.

Kung_Fu_Candy
10-02-2007, 11:21 AM
The Galleria works for me! Maybe it would be a better idea to save the Skatium until we're a better organized group! XD Maybe Christmas or some other time in the future!!

Zander
10-02-2007, 03:37 PM
I was thinking maybe Collin Creek Mall, or Grapevine Mills Mall, or even Stonebriar Centre


Also, I was thinking an outdoor meeting. Like a park or something.


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http://www.collincreekmall.com/html/Index2.asp
http://www.shopstonebriar.com/html/index12.asp
http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=1248

Concolor
10-02-2007, 04:42 PM
The Galleria is good for me too. (Obviously if you know Rose and I). I do now know where Collin Creek Mall is.

I was there midnight, Sept 25............

But Collin is much farther away.

I'd not suggest an outdoor gathering: It's hot, and unless you're dressed as L, you'll probably be unconfortable / dehydrated.

Kung_Fu_Candy
10-02-2007, 07:08 PM
Zander: I've never been to the Dallas Galleria (only the one in Houston years and years ago, and it was a super-snooty mall so I'm hoping the Dallas one is friendlier ^^;;), but Grapevine Mills is always fun! And they have Print Club booths!!! *<3's purikura*

Concolor: I agree about the non-outdoor meetups--for now! But I think it would definitely be awesome to someday have DFW cosplay picnics, maybe when the weather is less hellish than it is now!

Zander
10-02-2007, 10:44 PM
Shinobi_Misa: It seems that the one in Dallas is super-snooty as well. That is what my girlfriend says anyways. I have never been there.....yet anyways.

Honey Usagi-chi
10-02-2007, 10:57 PM
Pff, it's not snooty. My dad owned a store there for 2 years, I've went there since I was a kid, there was always friendly people. It sucked though that the nicest of stores (The doll store, now gone) had to undergo such a disastrous fire X_x; Sure, it's remodeled now, but people are still very friendly :3

6thfloortseng
10-02-2007, 11:22 PM
I live just a few minutes away from Collin Creek (I now live in Allen) and I know that Star isn't too far away either. (P-Town/McKinney isn't far from where I'm at.) But either way, just set a day and stuff, and I will ask off.

Zander
10-02-2007, 11:48 PM
If we have a day, I'll be there.

StarShiranui
10-02-2007, 11:49 PM
I live just a few minutes away from Collin Creek (I now live in Allen) and I know that Star isn't too far away either. (P-Town/McKinney isn't far from where I'm at.) But either way, just set a day and stuff, and I will ask off.

That I am! I know where that is, anyway. xD

Honey Usagi-chi
10-03-2007, 12:07 AM
Collin Creek doesn't have much to do though :\ The most interactive thing they have there is a playplace day care for wee children. And for other people, it's hard to transport themselves from Dallas (Or wherever) ALL THE WAY to Collin County xD

Grapevine mills, as far as I know, just has expensive shops and a giant gaming area. It's been awhile x3

Stonebriar has ice skating too, in a way, it's like the Dallas Galleria

Darth Sunshine
10-03-2007, 12:25 AM
If it was to be held a mall, Grapevine would definitely be best. Its more of a social place than the galleria. Plus the gaming area. Totally. It has a lot of outlets stores, and isn't as "ritzy" as the galleria. Personally I don't intend to shop much while in costume.

I like the idea of having a picnic. I've been thinking about hosting one in the Botanical Gardens, but if I do I'll probably save it for spring when the cherry blossoms are blooming. :3

6thfloortseng
10-03-2007, 12:34 AM
StoneBriar is in Frisco, and I've been there. They have a Dave and Busters, which has some good games (Arcade, vereh fun) and Grapevine Mills has Gameworks, which is awesome. Either way, just give me a day and a place.

Zander
10-03-2007, 02:13 AM
StoneBriar and Grapevine Mills would be the best ones for me.

manazeal
10-03-2007, 04:55 AM
The Galleria works fine for me I'm only about 10 min away. Also even if it is snooty there it will just make the reactions to our costumes better :) ,but..... seriously I don't think we will even notice.

StarShiranui
10-03-2007, 08:56 AM
Collin Creek doesn't have much to do though :\ The most interactive thing they have there is a playplace day care for wee children. And for other people, it's hard to transport themselves from Dallas (Or wherever) ALL THE WAY to Collin County xD

Grapevine mills, as far as I know, just has expensive shops and a giant gaming area. It's been awhile x3

Stonebriar has ice skating too, in a way, it's like the Dallas Galleria

I think I remember Stonebriar, I think the last time I went there it was for a band thing as a reward for after a marching contest we did. :\

Kung_Fu_Candy
10-03-2007, 02:57 PM
Grapevine Mills has ice-skating too!! And a Sanrio store!!! (Hello Kitty=love)

So my vote goes for Grapevine Mills, but as long as the gathering is at a reasonable time I'll be there!

As for a time....since we're no longer renting out a place, the gathering will be during the afternoon, won't it?

Mystic: Yay!!! I'm glad someone wants to do the picnic thing! I've thought about organizing one, but since I don't know very many other cosplayers I don't think it would be a success ^^;; (Misa lacks connections! XD) If you do one I'm totally there! And I'd love to help if you need any assistance!

StarShiranui
10-03-2007, 02:58 PM
Grapevine Mills has ice-skating too!! And a Sanrio store!!! (Hello Kitty=love)

So my vote goes for Grapevine Mills, but as long as the gathering is at a reasonable time I'll be there!

As for a time....since we're no longer renting out a place, the gathering will be during the afternoon, won't it?

Mystic: Yay!!! I'm glad someone wants to do the picnic thing! I've thought about organizing one, but since I don't know very many other cosplayers I don't think it would be a success ^^;; (Misa lacks connections! XD) If you do one I'm totally there! And I'd love to help if you need any assistance!

If we do it on a saturday though I won't be able to go around noon. :\ I work until 4:30 on saturdays.

Kung_Fu_Candy
10-03-2007, 03:02 PM
Oh, I didn't mean precisely noon! I just meant sometime before nighttime! Anytime before 6 or 7 sounds great to me, I just don't want to have to drive all the way back from Dallas at 9 or 10 at night.

Maybe even a Sunday would work since we're doing the mall-thingy now.

StarShiranui
10-03-2007, 03:20 PM
Oh, I didn't mean precisely noon! I just meant sometime before nighttime! Anytime before 6 or 7 sounds great to me, I just don't want to have to drive all the way back from Dallas at 9 or 10 at night.

Maybe even a Sunday would work since we're doing the mall-thingy now.

Oooh! Sunday would work even better, at least for me. (I don't work Sundays, hah~).

TR Rose
10-03-2007, 04:20 PM
Concolor and I have a previous commitment for Sunday the 28th.
I don't know if we'd be able to make it, depending on the location and what time the meetup will be.

Saturday would work much better, no schedule conflicts. :)

Zander
10-03-2007, 04:46 PM
Maybe we should exchange numbers, over PMs, so we can keep in touch a bit more than on here.

StarShiranui
10-03-2007, 04:47 PM
Maybe we should exchange numbers, over PMs, so we can keep in touch a bit more than on here.

That may be a good idea with the chaos there seems to be. xD

Kung_Fu_Candy
10-03-2007, 05:51 PM
That's a good idea Zander! It is rather difficult to make plans on here ^^;

Zander
10-03-2007, 10:13 PM
I still have my cell from Arkansas, is that gonna be a problem for anyone?

MexicAnime
10-03-2007, 10:44 PM
Wow, gone for aone day, and it all goes all over the metroplex. >_<;;

Grapevine works, though it has been a while since i last went (wow almost a year!!!), and anytime during the weekend is fine, as long as it's reasonable.

Zander
10-04-2007, 12:49 AM
So is it going to be Grapevine Mills?

manazeal
10-04-2007, 05:25 AM
I am up for any location as long as it falls on Saturday or Sunday so I will let you guys decided that detail.

Once you guys decided please have someone PM me the info. Thanks in advance

Zander
10-04-2007, 07:27 AM
I think we should go ahead and trade numbers to make it easier on ourselfs.

I'll go ahead and post mine here.

EDIT:

pM ME FOR IT

Concolor
10-04-2007, 08:05 AM
Do yourself a favor and edit that out: It's never a good idea to post your number openly on the net...

Never know what kind of pervs are out there. :toothy:

Kung_Fu_Candy
10-04-2007, 10:34 AM
Zander I'll PM you my number, email addy, and Myspace addy!

But it would greatly simplify things if everybody could [post and highlight the times they specifically can't make it to the gathering (like times you know that you're working, etc.).

We've narrowed it down to Saturday and Sunday so that's progress! And I think Grapevine Mills is the location now (Yesh! Print club!! *happy dance*)

My only time preference is this: nothing after dark, please!

Concolor
10-04-2007, 11:50 AM
Bit of a repeat: TR Rose and I can't make Sunday the 28th.

StarShiranui
10-04-2007, 01:04 PM
I can do anytime Sunday, however I can't be anywhere Saturday until after 4:30 PM since I work from eight to four-thirty on Saturdays.

Zander
10-04-2007, 06:07 PM
I am not really sure if I can make it anymore...

Car troubles...

TT.TT

Honey Usagi-chi
10-04-2007, 07:36 PM
Uhm, no Sundays please, I have studies D: And I'd love nothing after dark too, it takes an hour to get to and fro X_X My ride = no happy

6thfloortseng
10-04-2007, 09:26 PM
I can do anytime Saturday as long as I know the date and Sundays are great for me because I am off work. Since I work at Chick-Fil-A and we're closed on Sundays. It's always better for me to go out on Sundays.

Tamlin
10-05-2007, 09:29 PM
I'm a little late in chiming in (didn't go to a-fest-I was just lurking around looking at pics...), I live in the area and it would be cool to meet up with other like minded individuals! May I join?

6thfloortseng
10-05-2007, 11:14 PM
I'm a little late in chiming in (didn't go to a-fest-I was just lurking around looking at pics...), I live in the area and it would be cool to meet up with other like minded individuals! May I join?


I see no problem with it. ^_^ V I don't think any one else would either. *shrug*

TR Rose
10-06-2007, 08:05 PM
What was everyone planning to cosplay as for the get-together?

Since the Grapevine Mills mall is so huge (just went to check it out today, it's very similar to the Arizona Mills Mall in Phoenix), we need to agree on which "neighborhood" to meet up at if that's the one we decide to meet up at.

Saibird
10-07-2007, 12:38 AM
How about in front of the Rainforest Cafe (if they still have it, I haven't been to that mall in a long time ^^;)?

MexicAnime
10-07-2007, 12:48 AM
HHmmm, that could work, seeing as how we can just go thru the Virgin Superstore to the Arcade, and Food court.

Mall Floor Overview (http://www.simon.com/mall/images/floorplans/1248Grapevine_MillsMall.gif)

p.s. I was aiming to bring a paticular Bleach cosplay for this, but it wont be finished for a while now, so i guess Kyon(Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya) will make his premire.

Zander
10-07-2007, 03:54 AM
I will most likly be in my Akatsuki cosplay. if not that, then my soul reaper cosplay.

manazeal
10-07-2007, 03:57 AM
How about in front of the Rainforest Cafe (if they still have it, I haven't been to that mall in a long time ^^;)?

yes it is still there and sounds like a good enough place to meet

Zander
10-07-2007, 07:54 AM
So.... Mills, at the Rainforest cafe?

stonesour_17
10-07-2007, 08:06 AM
Hey peoples sorry, haven't checked this in a day!

Anywhos so is it cool if I come too? I should have my pyramid head costume. Just need to know exactly when and where.

Honey Usagi-chi
10-07-2007, 10:41 AM
Rainforest cafe sounds good! It's the only place in that darned mall that I remember X_x; But I have a question, do we have a specific end time?

keriko
10-07-2007, 09:06 PM
I'd like to come to this! I live in Lewisville so Grapevine Mills would be PERFECT.

Have you all decided on a day yet? I work Saturday until the afternoon so a meeting time at like 4 or 5pm would be awesome!

Concolor
10-07-2007, 09:09 PM
Mills, rainforest cafe, ......saturday......? :) I'm probably going to be Luigi again, unless my alchemist gets done.

What's everyone else going to be dressed as?:bouncer:

Zander
10-07-2007, 09:12 PM
I will be in my Akatsuki cosplay. I think we have the car trouble down.

We are going back to Little Rock this tuesday to pick up my car.

I don't know if my gf is going to be with us or not just yet.

6thfloortseng
10-07-2007, 09:23 PM
The Rainforest Cafe on Saturday the 27th sounds really good. Someone just come up with a time and let me know. I just hope that I'll get that day off. *prays*

Tamlin
10-07-2007, 10:31 PM
Sounds like most people can't come untill after 4:30/5. So how about 6:30/7ish, it will give time for the people getting of work to get suited up and get back out. I don't know if yall guys want to eat at the rainforest cafe- it's over priced and finding seeting for us would take a while- there busy saturdays. BTW Grapevine Mills also has Lunar Golf! I most likely will come in a Qi-lolita dress I'm working on but if my friend came come as his Ed I might go as Wrath...

Zander
10-07-2007, 11:35 PM
My gf works nights, so I might have to be out by 9 or 9:30

6thfloortseng
10-07-2007, 11:55 PM
I'm cool with just about any time, and I recomend eating at the Food Court because as Tamlin said, the Rainforest Cafe is pricey, but knowing me, I can be there at just about any time during the day. *shrug* I'm flexable.

6thfloortseng
10-07-2007, 11:56 PM
Oh, and as an answer to your question Concolor, I will either be Duo Maxwell, or Soma Cruz. (depends on if the wig I ordered gets here in time)

keriko
10-08-2007, 12:08 AM
I plan on going as EGL Allen Walker from D.Gray-man or just regular second uniform Allen Walker.

6pm works wonders for me! ^_^

What exactly is going to be happenin' at this thing?

6thfloortseng
10-08-2007, 12:46 AM
I'm guessing that we're just going to get together and hang out. Have fun, wander, maybe ice skate, or play some games at Gameworks.

HaremGirlNuriko
10-08-2007, 01:57 AM
If I can get it done in time I will be going as Fai D. Flourite! Grapevine sounds like a good place.