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isami
05-13-2003, 03:32 PM
Ok, as promised, I started a new thread on this so we can get to the drawing board. We need a committee! XD

First things first: Do we want to make both happen? ::coughYEScough:: For either or, we need Time/Place. Very Important. July is obvious month.
Ok, get cracking, guys.

moonclarinet
05-13-2003, 04:03 PM
yes! both!

ok for at con thing: i vote saturday as the best day to plan things since i'd say anyone who's going will most likely be there that day if any of them. now i don't know what big events people are involved in that day and stuff, so maybe we should keep an updated list of those on this first page of posts? then we can find a time that works for everyone to get together and have a lunch/party/thingy

out of con thing: i already posted my availability, but i'll do so again for anyone just checking out this thread. if we're keeping it to July, no problems here for any time! just need a couple weeks notice :) i think the best idea for that would be to get together maybe at someone's house if anyone was willing to do that? i only say so b/c i think this isn't too large a gropu of people, and mall or other public place might not be as conducive to getting to know each other ^_^ Tell me of any other ideas! Also, i think there are enough picnics going around to last a lifetime, so maybe stay away from those :-p

isami
05-13-2003, 04:37 PM
Con Thing: Hmm. Saturday and your reasoning sound pretty good to me. If we all agree with Sat, we can start making a list of what food/snacks everyone can bring. The time can always wait til later once a rough schedual of events is made up so we know what time major things to avoid are taking place.

Pre-Con Thing: The only problem I see with going to someone's house is mostly for the younger people, and myself. My mother would have a major fit about me going to the house of someone that I met *online*. Unless of course I tell her that it was someone I met at an earlier con, which would work, but she'd still be iffy on it. I think that's why a public place might be better, but if all else fails, i'm sure she'd let me go.

~Isa

DigiKitty
05-13-2003, 04:46 PM
Mmm...well for the pre-con thing, I'd say the last week or so of July would be good for me....heh...well...anything after the 21st is good. Heh...I'll be at Japanese camp until then...^_^;; Oooh and then RealmRPGer can come too (he's visting after camp) heh...he's moving to NJ soon....so I guess he's one of the gang, right? ;)

DigiKitty
05-13-2003, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by isami
Pre-Con Thing: The only problem I see with going to someone's house is mostly for the younger people, and myself. My mother would have a major fit about me going to the house of someone that I met *online*. Unless of course I tell her that it was someone I met at an earlier con, which would work, but she'd still be iffy on it. I think that's why a public place might be better, but if all else fails, i'm sure she'd let me go.

Yup...my mom is like that too. Heh...let's just pick a mall or something. Heehee...a mall with DDR...mmmmm....DDR....*drools* :D

Xx Lulu xX
05-13-2003, 05:01 PM
Hehahha~! Im free anytime XD by my old house there was a park...a shit park....but it could work.....

KaineMaxwell
05-13-2003, 05:27 PM
Long as those of us relying on public transportation can get there! ^_^ I vote northern jersey somewhere.

MrWonderfulToji
05-13-2003, 05:32 PM
well there are quite a few parks near my area, deer path park probably being the nicest. there's also a pretty nice mall and asian supermarket near me.
of course we will all want it kind of near to us, maybe we could find a kinda center point that would make it easy for EVERYONE to get to.. also, carpools will help a lot, I have a car at home, and can fit 4 comfortably, 5 if it has to. maybe have a central meeting point, then me and another driver *if needed* can take everyone to the park/mall? just throwing ideas out here people, lemme know how it all sounds! ^^
sean

KaineMaxwell
05-13-2003, 05:36 PM
How about Rockaway or Willowbrook?

Would anyone want this pre-con get-together be the "NJ mall get-together" then perhaps?

makonurikoryoko
05-13-2003, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by DigiKitty
Mmm...well for the pre-con thing, I'd say the last week or so of July would be good for me....heh...well...anything after the 21st is good. Heh...I'll be at Japanese camp until then...^_^;; Oooh and then RealmRPGer can come too (he's visting after camp) heh...he's moving to NJ soon....so I guess he's one of the gang, right? ;)

Japanese camp?! XD where the heck is this? I wanna go!

KaineMaxwell
05-13-2003, 06:14 PM
Dude, let's all sneak in!

isami
05-13-2003, 06:16 PM
Well, we need the northern most and southern most people to tell us where they're located, so we can find a central point (but not just some random place BECAUSE it's central. An area near somebod will be nice...) . I live in central jersey, so anything's pretty much good for me. XD

~Isa

KaineMaxwell
05-13-2003, 06:21 PM
Dover, in Morris County.
*unrolls the map*

Zephyrs
05-13-2003, 06:23 PM
count me in. I'm up Passaic County, about 20 minutes from the city (NYC, what else?) so I'm not too sure where everything else is in relation to where I'm at. If there's simple driving directions or a bus that stops there (I'm sure there's buses!) that'd be spiffy. although I'm totally at a loss for location...

Studmaster
05-13-2003, 07:00 PM
But some advice for those planning something.

If you want to plan something at a convention on a Saturday, be forewarned that Saturdays are usually Cosplayer's busiest day, as the most gatherings, and photoshoots, and the Masquerade/Cosplay Contest. So if you're going to have a gathering keep those in mind.

White Ninja
05-13-2003, 07:10 PM
Well.....I myself live in Central Jersey near Trenton (anyone know of Hamilton Township?) and there's 2 parks near me, Veterans Park and Mercer County Park, both which are great places for picnics. But I have a car and am willing to drive and carpool.

As for a meeting at the con the best time would be Friday cause Saturday is usually really busy, especially for cosplayers.

Yeah....that sounds good.

KaineMaxwell
05-13-2003, 07:27 PM
I live near Hedden park myself.

MrWonderfulToji
05-13-2003, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by White Ninja
Well.....I myself live in Central Jersey near Trenton (anyone know of Hamilton Township?) and there's 2 parks near me, Veterans Park and Mercer County Park, both which are great places for picnics. But I have a car and am willing to drive and carpool.

As for a meeting at the con the best time would be Friday cause Saturday is usually really busy, especially for cosplayers.

Yeah....that sounds good.
hmmm.. Hamilton.. Hamilton mall ring a bell? might have been hamonton..
anyways, for the actual con event, I vote for saturday, as a cosplayer, I am in 3 groups on friday! I think selphie fairy is actually in one with me *waves for FFXBV*
sean

EvilMoogleQueen
05-13-2003, 09:43 PM
how pre con will this be? are you planning on taking a train together or just meeting eachother in advance?

RealmRPGer
05-13-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by MrWonderfulToji
hmmm.. Hamilton.. Hamilton mall ring a bell? might have been hamonton..
anyways, for the actual con event, I vote for saturday, as a cosplayer, I am in 3 groups on friday! I think selphie fairy is actually in one with me *waves for FFXBV*
sean

*nudge* *nudge* Hey, DigiKitty and I are in that, too! You know, the refreshment/scorekeeping Moogles!?

MrWonderfulToji
05-13-2003, 11:05 PM
*slaps self in the face*
I thought I was forgetting someone!
A thousand apolgies!!
great.. now you guys are going to spike my drink.. with cyanide. or lemonaide. I hate lemonaide.
ontopic: jersey cosplayers = leet.
and we will have fun, and maybe start assigning jobs?
eh, I know nothing
sean

RealmRPGer
05-13-2003, 11:19 PM
Hah! You will be given a lemonade drink spiked with cyanide! AHAHAHAHAHAAHAA! *ahem* jk, of course! :D

White Ninja
05-13-2003, 11:22 PM
Not that Hamilton RealmRPGer.....the other Hamilton...Hamilton Township near Trenton...the Hamilton you're thinking of is in South Jersey. Silly RPGer.

moonclarinet
05-13-2003, 11:25 PM
oo hamilton as in the 24 theater AMC? the best movie theater of all time? i know it and love it ;) at the college of new jersey it's the only fun thing to go to...

makonurikoryoko
05-13-2003, 11:25 PM
ooo yeah Im in Mercer county right now XD good plan Ninja

White Ninja
05-13-2003, 11:39 PM
*bows* thank you, thank you.....I always have the good ideas.

Yeah....AMC Hamilton 24 is the best theatre ever and you better believe I will be there Thursday for the Matrix Reloaded.

But back to the topic...yeah....always a good place to meet....but the parks near me are really nice...specially Mercer County Park...they have the Ren Fair there.

isami
05-14-2003, 07:56 AM
Hmm. I enjoy your proposal, Ninja. *bows* Mercer county sounds pretty nice. There's not too much here in Middlesex. It's do industrial and populated, really. The nicer parks and stuff are definately more west and south. So, we have that option open to us.

You guys are right about the Saturday thing, but the main worry I have for Friday is the fact that I know there are a lot of group things going on, plus settling in, registration, just getting into it and all. It depends on who's going to come to it, really. I'm pretty much winging it, since I'm not part of any groups, although I might have been dubbed photographer for the volleyball thing. I don't remember...
Yeah, anyway. There's always Sunday. Since we're meeting up before the con, the lunch isn't too important as far as *getting to know you* goes. hmm. Arg. *bangs head against wall*

White Ninja
05-14-2003, 02:29 PM
I'm sure we can find a time before Otakon.....we've got awhile....so stop bangin your head against the wall. LET ME DO IT!!!!!! *rapidly bangs head against wall*

KaineMaxwell
05-14-2003, 03:58 PM
If it's too far south it's questionable I can get there...

moonclarinet
05-14-2003, 04:06 PM
hey, white ninja, maybe we could get a bunch of people from here in central jersey to go see matrix on thursday, since you said you were goin anyways. i know i want to see it, and it turns out most of my friends are doing something else on the weekend -_-; How about it people? Anyone up for Matrix tomorrow???

btw sorry that's so off topic...but i figure it's tomorrow, not enough time to get another thread really going and lots of people on this thread seem to be around central jersey

isami: the only problem i see with sunday is that many people will be checking out of hotels and lunch could be a problem...but then again it seems like every day is bad lol. maybe we should make a poll and see what day the majority of people prefer, and then get a time from there?

Xx Lulu xX
05-14-2003, 04:06 PM
AHA! I live by veterans park~! ish like 10 minutes from me! -.-; had some pretty bad times there, but i'd go again!

isami
05-14-2003, 04:16 PM
moonclarinet: Yeah, I think that sounds like a good idea. Yay for democracy. How shall we do this?

Xx Lulu xX
05-14-2003, 04:20 PM
everyone vote...duh isami...XD lmao

moonclarinet
05-14-2003, 04:36 PM
ok peeps, listen up! i made a poll for what day you want for our little singles lunch! go vote now!

KaineMaxwell
05-14-2003, 07:30 PM
I wish I knew for sure I was doing Otakon..I'm gonna feel so crappy if I don't go and all you guys having fun and all..

isami
05-14-2003, 08:56 PM
Chris: you have the rest of your life to go to cons. Missing one isn't the end of the world, you know? I kind of felt the same way for animeNEXT, but I got over it. It's all good

KaineMaxwell
05-14-2003, 08:58 PM
AnimeNEXT and Otakon aren't excatly the same...

EvilMoogleQueen
05-14-2003, 09:15 PM
when is it? maybe i can meet up with you guys.

White Ninja
05-15-2003, 05:52 AM
yeah....I'm seein the Matrix Reloaded at 11:30 tonight since my friend works till 10 PM so if anyone wants to meet up e-mail or IM me.

E-Mail - XWhiteNinjaX@hotmail.com
AIM - IHaPPyNooDLeBoYI

isami
05-15-2003, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by KaineMaxwell
AnimeNEXT and Otakon aren't excatly the same...

Maybe not, but it's more of what you really want to go to. I knew alot of people going and really wanted to be able to meet them. Just because Otakon is *the big one* or whatever doesn't mean AnimeNEXT shouldn't be as important.

~isa

MrWonderfulToji
05-15-2003, 05:43 PM
*clears throat*
what are our current plans again?
sorry for my sparodic posting.. finals week and I'm really killing myself on it..
sean

isami
05-15-2003, 07:45 PM
As far as meeting up before hand, no clue.

For the lunch thing, Saturday seems to be the major vote thus far and an idea was thrown that we should do it after the photoshoot. That's what we have.

Okies, we need to make a list of who's bringing what as far as food and supplies. I'll put the list on the first post in this thread like I did with the hotels one to make it easy.

Me!: Fruit punch and- Vegie fried rice.

Zephyrs
05-15-2003, 09:43 PM
since I have the cooking skills of... something with very little cooking skills other than the microwave, I can supply such needed non-foodstuffs as napkins or plates or something. hooray!

EvilMoogleQueen
05-15-2003, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by isami
As far as meeting up before hand, no clue.

For the lunch thing, Saturday seems to be the major vote thus far and an idea was thrown that we should do it after the photoshoot. That's what we have.

Okies, we need to make a list of who's bringing what as far as food and supplies. I'll put the list on the first post in this thread like I did with the hotels one to make it easy.

Me!: Fruit punch and- Vegie fried rice.

cant you give me a brief summary of whats going on on what day and what time? The topics has gotten a bit too long to read all of it...

moonclarinet
05-15-2003, 10:48 PM
isami, maybe put an updated list of foods on the first post? just an idea if a lot of people respond ^_^

as for me, what to bring.....gah i don't know what i'll have at the con. maybe if we're not doing it on the convention grounds we could order pizzas?

White Ninja
05-16-2003, 04:44 PM
My idea would be to set a date before anything and then figure out who brings what.

isami
05-18-2003, 09:18 PM
Right, right.

At Con Lunch: Looks like the day is going to be Saturday. As for a time: still no idea. People are leaning towards the "after photoshoot* thing. That's that.

Pre-con: You guys have to decide if you want to do a picnic or go to a mall or movie or something. I think the picnic is covered by the Otakon lunch thing.

moonclarinet
05-18-2003, 09:26 PM
hm...personally i vote against a movie for the pre con thing. isn't getting to know people the whole point? movies are kinda bad for that.

makonurikoryoko
05-18-2003, 09:36 PM
I agree with moon on this, movies are a waste of two hours of your life, you should be getting to know people.

hehe that reminds me of Video Girl ai, she said something like that lol XD

krystal1314
05-18-2003, 11:14 PM
*is late reading the posts* ^^;
So... what's going on again? LoL ^^; Where & when is this non-con photoshoot/meeting?

makonurikoryoko
05-18-2003, 11:38 PM
^^;;;;; who knows... lol I dont think anyone ever set anydates, just throwin ideas around.

isami
05-19-2003, 10:44 AM
*spits out random date* Ok, Friday July 11th at Menlo Park. 12:30 PM E.S.T..

......

makonurikoryoko
05-19-2003, 12:14 PM
is friday good? Or would weekend be better? I know i ahve to work fridays but i can try to get off

moonclarinet
05-19-2003, 04:20 PM
i may be in the process of getting a job now..wee! so hopefully i'll be able to give my input on dates within the next few days. i agree that weekends are probably better for people, although i do have a couple days that are impossible: otakon aug. 8-10, the boston picnic on june 28th, and i have one day in july that i have to go to my cousin's wedding. but other that that i'm sure i can work around any date!

Xx Lulu xX
05-19-2003, 04:23 PM
I'd say friday...or saturday, so we could stay up late~! !! heheh XD

moonclarinet
05-19-2003, 04:33 PM
hehe very good thinking xx lulu xx ::imagines crazy otaku bouncing off of walls due to lack of sleep:: me loves staying up late!

Xx Lulu xX
05-19-2003, 04:36 PM
XD i'll be sure to bring lots of baked goods...heheheh and keep everyone hyper~!!

White Ninja
05-19-2003, 11:25 PM
Damn.....I stay up late every night. YAY FOR NIGHT OWLS!!! So any night is good for me.

Hotaru's Sister
05-20-2003, 07:37 AM
*lol* when I first saw this thread I thought everyone was meeting in NJ just before the con, like on Thursday. Then taking over the highway : p *imagines dozens of cars trying to stay in a pack*

Xx Lulu xX
05-20-2003, 07:38 AM
^ XD that would be the funniest thing in the world....lmao i'd be the one w/ mah head out the window screaming "Clear the way! Otakus in cars, and we're NOT afraid to ram you!" XD

moonclarinet
05-20-2003, 09:54 PM
hahahaha i love that idea as well...we'd create our very own traffic jam!

KaineMaxwell
05-20-2003, 10:13 PM
You mean otaku jams!

Where excatly this gonna be so i can try to make it?

EvilMoogleQueen
05-20-2003, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by KaineMaxwell


Where excatly this gonna be so i can try to make it?

I second this motion for a brief overview, for I am far too lazy to read this entire thread.

makonurikoryoko
05-22-2003, 10:14 PM
XD wel now there is a new thread about the lunch! Voice your input!

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12859