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Agent Smith
08-12-2003, 12:51 PM
I've been a volunteer for BAAF for two years in a row (last year getting the honor of being a Floor Mgr. for two shifts), and while I had a blast, I was a little disappointed I'd never taken the plunge and tried and cosplay before.

Until....


With the roaring success of The Animatrix DVD, and very successfull fan re-enactment in Tokyo, and a recent simliar bit at AX2003, what better place to have an unofficial-but-still fun little Matrix fan event than here at BAAF?

To this end, Agent Smiths are wanted!

Preferrably a LOT of 'em!

Just think how boss it would be to see Agent Smiths descending on BAAF en masse!

And if we get enough people, perhaps there could be some Matrix-style re-enactment fun, too!

Hair, size, age and gender are NOT issues at all-- anyone can join in the fun! The more the merrier!

So yeah, Female Agent Smiths are certainly welcome! Kid agents! Young Agents! Old Agents! Bald Agents!

Here is the standard Agent gear:

* Dark sunglasses
* White or light gray Dress Shirt
* Dark Blue or Black Suit
* Black Tie
* Black or dark colored Dress Shoes

Optional Items:

* Earpeice
* Silver Tie Bar or Tie Tack
* Cuff Links


You will be responsible for your own uniform. And please, no weapons, no things that could look like weapons, and nothing pointy or stabby, thanks.

If anyone is looking to cosplay as Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, post here as well.

Location and time is to be determined. Hopefully, by group discussion here.

I'm going to set the "sign up" date deadline as August 10th. This will give everyone plenty of time to get things ready, as well as give me a good idea of a headcount.

Depending on how many people are confirmed, there may be a few skits or something improvisational going down.

Tose of you who aren't interested in dressing up like an Agent, or a matrix character, or even someone from Zion are still welcome to tag along and watch. IN fact, since I sadly don't own a camera or camcorder, there will definately be a need for photographers, people recording with camcorders, maybe some onsite people or two to help out with people traffic should we happen to get that many...

So people that don't want to dress up but still want to help you'll probably be needed; please post here or contact me.

Please send confirmation and pertinent contact details to agent.smith@secret-agent.com

Agent Smith
08-12-2003, 12:53 PM
Whoops! Forgot to add this:

I need EVERYONE who's interested or expressed interest so far, even if you're just CURIOUS, email me at agent.smith@secret-agent.com so I can get a rough estimate.

What is there to do?

You can:



*Come dressed as an Agent

*Come dressed as your favorite Matrix cast member

*Attend as a phtographer

*Help direct foot traffic

*Follow along as we improvise a few skits

*Chase Trinity< Neo and the others, or be chased yourself

*Paricipate in a planned skit

*Take pictures

*Pose with J-Rock cosplayers

*Battle an Agent or two

*Say "Mr. Kioke... surprised to see me?" (With the recent event of an announcement of one of the directors of the Animatrix, I think a rad idea would be to have the Smiths/Matrix cast members show up and give him a thank you! )

*And much more! Open to ideas and suggestions!

Strength in numbers! The more the merrier.. and the more fun it all is!

If anyone has ideas aboutvenues or ideas, post 'em here.

And again, if you have previously expressed interest, or are even mildly curios, send an email!

KaineMaxwell
08-12-2003, 12:53 PM
Y'know this is an idea for the likely NYO Matrix Revolutions gathering come later this year too...

Wolfwood6
08-12-2003, 01:10 PM
If i can get to BAAF i'll be Neo, Smith, if your in New brunswick, i'm right next door in Edison lol

Koumori
08-12-2003, 01:13 PM
Hmm. Maybe I can borrow a suit from my SO.

Agent Smith
08-12-2003, 03:52 PM
Kaine:
This is the first I've heard of such an event. Could you provide more details?

And think of this gathering of Smiths as a dry run for trh reloaded gathering, then!

Wolfwood:
Perhaps we can meet up on Friday morning or afternoon; I'm taking the train into NYC Penn.

Koumori:
Excellent! And while I did say everyone is responsible for thier own uniforms, I'm going to see about getting some cheap dark sunglasses to hand out. But NO promises!

Wolfwood6
08-12-2003, 03:56 PM
I'm moving to PA like next week, so if we take the train...well it would be complicated lol

KaineMaxwell
08-12-2003, 07:37 PM
Smith, read the NYO board.

Koumori
08-12-2003, 07:55 PM
OK, I'm gonna round up a suit. Catch is that I can't get Friday off from work, so we'll be there either late Friday night or else Saturday by noon.

Agent Smith
08-13-2003, 08:53 AM
Kou:

No problem. I'm going to be scheduling this for either saturday or sunday anhow.

Koumori
08-13-2003, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by Agent Smith
Kou:

No problem. I'm going to be scheduling this for either saturday or sunday anhow.

Rock on. Rounded up a jacket, pants and shades, and if I'm feeling ambitious I'll make an earpiece. :) This will be fun.

Cyber Wolf
08-14-2003, 12:05 PM
Note: The J-rock photoshoot will be early in the morning, starting promptly at 9:00 in the lobby. The shoot leader is really hesitant to change this, but I just wanna see how many of you can make it.

Why am I posting this here? Cause, Shawn metioned us taking photos together on the BAAF board. ^_^

Agent Smith
08-14-2003, 01:02 PM
Wolfwood:

Excellent! So I'm counting you as a confirmed Neo.

Cyberwolf: That might conflict with my volunteer schedule or other popular con activity for the group, so I'm not sure if 9AM is doable. I'll know more once volunteer schedules and the convention schedule is released.

Kou:
Great news!

So, will you two be at the convention the whole weekend, or just certain days?

Koumori
08-14-2003, 04:04 PM
It now looks like I'll be arriving late Friday night, so I'll be there all day Saturday and Sunday. I have two panels on Saturday, but I don't yet know when.

Agent Smith
08-16-2003, 11:48 AM
It now looks like I'll be arriving late Friday night, so I'll be there all day Saturday and Sunday. I have two panels on Saturday, but I don't yet know when.
After this week, I'm going to concretely schedule a day and time, but I know it will be either Sat. or Sunday.

Agent Smith
08-18-2003, 12:52 PM
Okay! Here are the confirmed numbers so far!

One Neo (Woolfwood)
One Trinity (angelstarfire ^_^)
One Morpheus
Four Agents (not including myself as Agent Smith Prime. I get to be Prime because I'm putting this whole thing together): Koumori, Nick Gerstenberger, C. Hawke, FAC_Chris.

Four Unconfirmed Agents.
Unconfirmed Yoko (from Beyond in the Animatrix): Hikari.

I need all those listed above to email agent.smith@secret-agent.com
to confirm.

I also need anyone who's interested or still curious to email me at the above address or post here. This deadline I had set was so I could get a good guuestimate of attendence.

I will be posting a plan for "jump on" (last minute) Smiths tomorrow or wednesday.

CAMERA PEOPLE ARE STILL NEEDED!

And remember, age, gender and size are not an issue.

dressdragn
08-18-2003, 05:58 PM
some of the animatrix guys will be at the con.

~Anna

Agent Smith
08-19-2003, 12:36 PM
some of the animatrix guys will be at the con.

~Anna

Thanks for the info! COuld you please have them either email or post here?

Man, We might have an even good guy to Agent Smith ratio.... that's not as fun! ;)

Oddly enough, no offers for meisumisu (female Smiths). Hrm.

Koumori
08-19-2003, 01:14 PM
Oddly enough, no offers for meisumisu (female Smiths). Hrm.

I *am* female, you know! ;)

Agent Smith
08-19-2003, 07:11 PM
I *am* female, you know! ;)

Errr... uh... um...

I didn't say that! It was a glitch in the Matrix!

Agent Smith
08-25-2003, 12:46 PM
OKay! We have a meeting date set!

Agents and Matrix Cosplayers alike will be congregating at the 5th floor of the Marriott, by the escalators and elvators on Saturday, at 5PM.

Floor plan avail here:
http://www.marriott.com/epp/Meeting.asp?marshacode=NYCMQ#floorplans

5PM to 5:30 PM will be for getting everyone assembled and together, photos, making sure any "jump on" Agents are nearby, working out any last minutes details, and going over the route to be taken.

Since as of this writing, the good-guy to bad-guy ratio seems about even, there will probly be a lot of "Agents come after good guys, file through the area menacingly" stuff like that.

I would like to try the "Do you know what the best part about being me is, Mr. Anderson?" bit with an Agent or two coming from a different direction... and since we have a Morpheus, perhaps we could cap off everything with the part when two Agents grab 'im and Agent Smith Prime tries to assimilate him.

...I'm also going to try and post up a few flyers when I arrive at the con Friday.

Again, my contact email is agent.smith@secret-agent.com . Any other questions or comments before the con, lemme know.

Wolfwood6
08-25-2003, 10:28 PM
Well i have great news...thanks to the incompetence of the movers we hired, and fired....i have enough cash to officially attent BAAF ^_^ my neo costume is all set and i shall be on the fifth floor at 5 pm by the elevator thingy ^_^ see you all then

Koumori
08-25-2003, 11:31 PM
Bad? What is "bad" about defending our fine status quo from the ignorant humans with the foolish shiny clothing?

Agent Smith
08-26-2003, 11:52 AM
Bad? What is "bad" about defending our fine status quo from the ignorant humans with the foolish shiny clothing?

Oh, Agent Koumori, I was merely... coding my attempts to refer to "us" so that they would never suspect. ;)

Besides, it's always cooler if the Agents can outnumber the humans. ;)

Wolfwood6
08-28-2003, 08:16 PM
Ok, i need serious help, i've come up with an excellent skit idea, but i need people to participate with me...i'll need

1: me
2: Morpheus or trinity (preferably trinity)
3: 2-3 agents
4: a very good artist

If anyone can help IM/Email me at Punksamurai6@aol.com

Agent Smith
08-28-2003, 08:27 PM
Ok, i need serious help, i've come up with an excellent skit idea, but i need people to participate with me...i'll need

1: me
2: Morpheus or trinity (preferably trinity)
3: 2-3 agents
4: a very good artist

If anyone can help IM/Email me at Punksamurai6@aol.com

Wolf-- at a net cafe. must be brief.

worse to worse, we'll have a half hour beforew we officially start. we oficcial y start @ 5:30 PM. You can bring up the idea then, too, or go to the main BAAF booth and ask where the volunterr Shawn Struck will be stationed. That's me.

won't have net access after this post until mon or tues, lweavuing for the con in the early AM.

Wolfwood6
08-28-2003, 08:38 PM
ok well i shall all tell you now...promise you all wont rip me off

This is a comedy skit so dont flame me

:: Neo and trinity are enjoying double mocha latte's at the local starbucks when they are confronted by the agents...

Smith: Surprised to see me Mr. Anderson?

::neo looks to smith then slowly to trinity

"Activate Operation N"

::trinity runs off stage::

Neo: Ok Smiths, its just you...you...you...and you...vs. me...shall we begin?

Smiths all together: With pleasure

(now here is where strategy comes in, i've been choreographing a fight but we need to practice it)

::the fight begins and after a while the fighting slows down (bullet time) Trinity steps out from (walking and talking normally of course) backstage holding something behind her...

Trin: What the hell are you guys doing???

All 4 look embarassed

Neo: Trinity Activate Operation NORTON ANTIVIRUS!!!

Trinity bashes all agents to the floor...

This is basically where it ends...i havent found a catchy end yet...any interest here? Edit: after reading this i'm wondering what i smoked today

Koumori
08-28-2003, 09:49 PM
Hee. Actually I think that's very cute.

Galaxia
08-28-2003, 11:52 PM
This is gonna be so bad-ass XD

Wolfwood6
08-29-2003, 10:50 AM
Edit: Ending....


Neo and trinity stand next to each other giving the audience the peace sign

REBELS RULE AND AGENTS DROOL!

omg that was sooooo bad