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Diamondinmyeye
02-09-2011, 12:33 AM
I would die and go to heaven if a cruise ship ever offered a convention cruise! One week long, food all in and a proper theatre space for shows and guest appearances. Someone make it happen, please.

~H~
02-09-2011, 12:36 AM
I fully concur! I went on my first cruise a couple of years ago, and had the same thought ^_^.

Aearon
02-09-2011, 12:37 AM
*Nods.* I agree. Where do I buy my ticket?

Diamondinmyeye
02-09-2011, 12:41 AM
We need to get the community convincing cruise lines how profitable it would all be. It shall be done!

nyditch
02-09-2011, 01:19 AM
If I ever win the mega millions jackpot in the lottery, I'll consider something like this. The problem would be,how do I decide who can come aboard, since EVERY cosplayer will want to? A cruise ship can only fit 4000 or so if it's a big one. There would certainly have to be multiple voyages. I wouldn't want to charge a buttload either, since cosplays cost money already.

Maybe I could make it so you MUST have at least two decent cosplay costumes in order to come aboard.

Cadmium Polyphony
02-09-2011, 01:21 AM
I would die and go to heaven if a cruise ship ever offered a convention cruise! One week long, food all in and a proper theatre space for shows and guest appearances. Someone make it happen, please.

At first, it's just a turn of phrase; and then your ship is boarded by pirates.

Neko Minaue
02-09-2011, 01:55 AM
A long time ago when I was researching all the cons back in FL, there was actually some cons that were on cruises! But sadly, a lot of them got cancelled due to being expensive and not many people signing up for it. I can't remember the names anymore, but they were on animecons.com

Michi
02-09-2011, 04:57 PM
If that ever really happened it would probably cater to the older crowd, and for that I'd be thankful!

Maybe I could make it so you MUST have at least two decent cosplay costumes in order to come aboard.

So it'd be predominantly a cosplay convention then? Cosplayers seem to forget the numbers upon numbers of people that attend conventions without cosplaying at all. :)

sam vimes
02-09-2011, 05:00 PM
Trapped at sea with thousands of anime fans? I really don't know about that.

Aearon
02-09-2011, 05:50 PM
I like the whole 'having at least one costume' rule.
Also, for those that don't want to be around anime fans, they wouldn't be forced to go. :P
If anyone does hear anything about a cosplay/anime convention on a cruise ship, be sure to post it here. :D I wonder what it would take to get something like this put together.

Axelai
02-09-2011, 06:07 PM
Why don't they have these? I've seen Furry cruises before. And furries are known for being significantly more poor than cosplayers.

Eau de Decus
02-09-2011, 06:12 PM
And furries are known for being significantly more poor than cosplayers. Why's that?

sam vimes
02-09-2011, 06:14 PM
Also, for those that don't want to be around anime fans, they wouldn't be forced to go.

Oh, I wouldn't dare pass up the opportunity to run into you.

Be still, my heart.

Axelai
02-09-2011, 06:15 PM
Why's that?

Because on every furry forum i go on, as well as every furry i talk to at cons and meets always complain they have no job, are a loner, etc. All except half the fursuiters (who had the money to make/buy a suit)... the other half of the suiters have really nice friends.

Anime fans, on the other hand, usually have jobs (from what i understand) or are younger and their parents pay for things.

*shrugs* Just what i've noticed.

Diamondinmyeye
02-09-2011, 07:38 PM
It's a cruise, so like anything it would have to be first come, first serve. Buy your ticket and you're there. No one would make it a necessity to be a cosplayer to be there. It'd be welcome to all geeks! I can't imagine why it would be more expensive than a regular cruise, so I'd think they could fill it up okay if there was enough notice given in advance.

Aearon
02-09-2011, 08:48 PM
It's a cruise, so like anything it would have to be first come, first serve. Buy your ticket and you're there. No one would make it a necessity to be a cosplayer to be there. It'd be welcome to all geeks! I can't imagine why it would be more expensive than a regular cruise, so I'd think they could fill it up okay if there was enough notice given in advance.Well... I would think it'd be $50-100 more expensive than a regular cruise due to the con events and such. A cruise ship for 200 people costs around $50000-$60000 per day from what I've seen. And, to book a ticket on a regular Carnival Cruise, you're looking at between $150 and $300 for 3-5 days.

I'd definitely be willing to pay $250-$400 for a 3-5 day cruise + anime convention.

For one of those ships that the ticket is 190 for inside and 230 for outside with suites for 450 at double occupancy... You're looking at a total gross of the liner at ~$463600 for 2052 guests. Add another $100 each onto that and you're sitting at ~$668800.

So, all we have to do... Is sell 2100 tickets for a cruise, line up guests, and plan activities for the con. It sounds easy enough... >.>

Formalhaut
02-09-2011, 09:04 PM
Trapped at sea with thousands of anime fans? I really don't know about that.


GET ON THE BOAT OR DIIIEEEEEEE

sam vimes
02-09-2011, 09:07 PM
I'd definitely be willing to pay $250-$400 for a 3-5 day cruise + anime convention.

Like Bobby Brown before you, that's your prerogative.

FunnyValentine
02-10-2011, 12:50 AM
It sounds like it would be good for a few hours. I'm more interested in being on a cruise than being at the convention. Some guys are flirty with me, but it's harmless, if we were on a cruise for a week...the flirting would probably get more serious which is not cool with me. Also, I'm polite to the stereotypical fanboys and I feel they would think they can just hang out till whenever with me which would turn awkward.

DarkFujin
02-10-2011, 12:51 AM
So it'd be predominantly a cosplay convention then? Cosplayers seem to forget the numbers upon numbers of people that attend conventions without cosplaying at all. :)

Ever been to a convention as a non-cosplayer? The same people who act all friendly to you while you're cosplaying suddenly treat you like you're not worth their time. It's kind of sad that there's so much elitism running rampant in our community. And yes I've been guilty of it too, and I'm ashamed of it. I hope I'm better and more mature now.

Trapped at sea with thousands of anime fans? I really don't know about that.

Sounds like the setup to a bad reality show.


Anyway, the reason I came into this thread in the first place is because just last month my sister and I were noticing that the Disneyland Hotel has an area for conventions. THAT is my dream convention location. :D And I don't mean like, when AX was down the street from Disneyland and we all went to Disneyland anyway. I mean AT the Disneyland Hotel.

CodeShogun
02-10-2011, 01:00 AM
I kinda doubt about this because I spoke with expert in hospitality industry about this and she really doubt that this can be pull off. She break it down for me and it's just not feasible at all. But it's intriguing idea, though.

Cadmium Polyphony
02-10-2011, 01:53 AM
Oh, I wouldn't dare pass up the opportunity to run into you.

Be still, my heart.

Oh, I'm sure you wouldnt want to bloody up your car like that.

Yui
02-10-2011, 03:12 AM
Because on every furry forum i go on, as well as every furry i talk to at cons and meets always complain they have no job, are a loner, etc. All except half the fursuiters (who had the money to make/buy a suit)... the other half of the suiters have really nice friends.

Anime fans, on the other hand, usually have jobs (from what i understand) or are younger and their parents pay for things.

*shrugs* Just what i've noticed.


Actually, from my experience around here (the Midwest & Canada) the furry community is quite pleasant *and* flippin' rich - many are otherwise normal businessmen, which was quite a surprise to me when I first met them. I have two friends who support themselves entirely just on commissions to this crowd. I was considering at one time to shift my focus to cater to this market as well, but I felt too guilty since I'm not really a part of the scene. ^_^;

sam vimes
02-10-2011, 07:52 AM
Oh, I'm sure you wouldnt want to bloody up your car like that.

I am looking to get a new car in about two years...

Axelai
02-10-2011, 10:54 AM
Actually, from my experience around here (the Midwest & Canada) the furry community is quite pleasant *and* flippin' rich - many are otherwise normal businessmen, which was quite a surprise to me when I first met them. I have two friends who support themselves entirely just on commissions to this crowd. I was considering at one time to shift my focus to cater to this market as well, but I felt too guilty since I'm not really a part of the scene. ^_^;

I'm not saying i haven't met a few rich furries. My friend Josh is one of them. Its just whenever i try and sell commissions to them and such, 99% of the time, i hear "Wow i love your art, but i'm broke." It just made me assume the furries, or at least the ones completely wrapped into the fandom, have a tendency to be loners XD;;

I do know a few though, who have money. Its just not the majority from what i've seen.

TaoKyuubimon
02-10-2011, 08:12 PM
I'm not saying i haven't met a few rich furries. My friend Josh is one of them. Its just whenever i try and sell commissions to them and such, 99% of the time, i hear "Wow i love your art, but i'm broke." It just made me assume the furries, or at least the ones completely wrapped into the fandom, have a tendency to be loners XD;;

I do know a few though, who have money. Its just not the majority from what i've seen.

The "Wow I love your art, but I'm broke" comes in all shapes or sizes. Not just from furries. Also from anime fans. Also from normal people.
I find it sort of sad that you made that generalization/stereotype, however I really don't want to dwell on that. >_<

Onto the actual subject. I'd find a cruise with who-knows-how-many hyperactive people that probably don't take a shower sort of... intimidating. I suppose that these people would be a bit more mature if they can afford it, but... eh. Either that, or they can really persuade other people well.

Diamondinmyeye
02-14-2011, 06:58 PM
I can't really understand how it would be unfeasible. It would have to be coordinated with a convention in mind from the very beginning, but cruises have their entertainment and guests just like any other event.

Volnixshin
02-14-2011, 10:24 PM
Can I be the guy that cosplays a Pirate, with a league of other Pirate cosplayers, commandeers the ship, kills the Captain, takes everyone's riches, and reclaims the cruise the H.M.S. Jock-Free? Also, would it be okay if I required a new virgin every three hours?

rubyspitfire
02-14-2011, 11:48 PM
i had a long and well thought out post for this but lost it to a 500 error... now i'm just going to say i'd really enjoy a cosplay cruise, but there would probably be a bunch of people i wouldn't want to be stuck on a boat with there as well

nyditch
02-15-2011, 12:00 AM
Well it is true about many non-cosplayers who attend conventions.... so if I were in charge, I'd give discounts according to costume(s) brought. I just would want to strongly encourage cosplaying on a cosplay cruise, especially if ya gotta fill 7 or so days with costumes. I mean, you wouldn't have to wear one all the time, but there could be ways of encouraging costume wearing and making it even more fun. I'm not gonna try to figure out details since I don't own a cruise ship in the first place.

Flora88
02-15-2011, 12:01 AM
Five words: possibility of a sick ship.

This is the very reason I'm a bit paranoid about cruises in the first place. The entire concept of being on a sick ship just horrifies me.

sam vimes
02-15-2011, 12:03 AM
Can I be the guy that cosplays a Pirate, with a league of other Pirate cosplayers, commandeers the ship, kills the Captain, takes everyone's riches, and reclaims the cruise the H.M.S. Jock-Free? Also, would it be okay if I required a new virgin every three hours?

May you.

Brsis
02-15-2011, 05:32 AM
Anyway, the reason I came into this thread in the first place is because just last month my sister and I were noticing that the Disneyland Hotel has an area for conventions. THAT is my dream convention location. :D And I don't mean like, when AX was down the street from Disneyland and we all went to Disneyland anyway. I mean AT the Disneyland Hotel.

I'm one the of the people who wouldn't go near a cruise ship if you paid me - I'm the kind of person who spends an extra night at the hotel so I can go shopping in London/visit museums, goes out in the evening, etc. If I was STUCK ON A BOAT I'd go nuts.

However - DISNEYLAND. The six-year-old inside me just lit up with glee. If they could work out even a slight discount on tickets, I'd go. It would be like Bats Day (An annual event where Goths go to Disneyland with their families to enjoy the park in the company of like-minded spooky individuals) only more epic.

penny_dreadful
02-15-2011, 07:27 AM
Bats Day

I always thought that sounded like a riot, even though I'm not especially goth. It's an endless source of grief to me that there's not a Disney park within driving distance. I mean, technically Florida and California are both driving distance, but SV has driven to Florida twice and I am not putting him through that again.

Kildread
02-15-2011, 07:37 AM
I don't know --- the experience might be innovative, but I really don't think I'd want to be stuck on a ship for days on end.

Also part of the reason why I've never went on an extended cruise.

supergeekgirl
02-15-2011, 10:07 AM
There were such things. I don't know if they do them anymore, but they used to advertise sci-fi cruises in Analog where you would basically be on a week-long cruise with science fiction writers and fans only.

Personally, I think the ultimate con location would be the City Museum in St. Louis. Only problem is no hotel close enough for comfortable walking. I'd love it if Steamposium (St. Louis's steampunk con) were held there. I know they did a field trip there two years ago, but there are meeting spaces up on the third floor that would be awesome for a con.

Volnixshin
02-15-2011, 10:34 AM
i had a long and well thought out post for this but lost it to a 500 error... now i'm just going to say i'd really enjoy a cosplay cruise, but there would probably be a bunch of people i wouldn't want to be stuck on a boat with there as well

Awww, is one of them meeeee?:spinner:

rubyspitfire
02-15-2011, 09:40 PM
Awww, is one of them meeeee?:spinner:

nah you're cool, if a little hyper from all the coffee sometimes :drunk:

TaoKyuubimon
02-15-2011, 09:54 PM
Personally, I think the ultimate con location would be the City Museum in St. Louis. Only problem is no hotel close enough for comfortable walking. I'd love it if Steamposium (St. Louis's steampunk con) were held there. I know they did a field trip there two years ago, but there are meeting spaces up on the third floor that would be awesome for a con.

A con at the City Museum would be so awesome.
I love that place. Enough to have a scar or two.

Volnixshin
02-18-2011, 09:58 PM
And how would it be the ultimate con location if we all live so far away from it? I think the Ultimate con location is some place that is just about equal distance from all of us, a place we can all see from our houses, our apartments, our little caves deep in the forests. A place we can see and remember the wild time jumping around. Thus I have opened the new ULTIMATE CON LOCATION. You can all come, admission free, how you get there.... that's your choice



Moon Con is now go




Space suits optional.

rubyspitfire
02-19-2011, 12:49 AM
Moon Con is now go


i am already designing my rocket ship

UC77
02-22-2011, 12:20 AM
Moon Con is now go



Just make sure the moon isn't Chouginga Dai-Gurren...wait. Nevermind. Let's have the con on Chouginga Dai-Gurren. There will be enough drills for everyone.




Space suits are still optional.

DireKitty
02-22-2011, 09:30 AM
i am already designing my rocket ship

I'm putting red lines on mine so it will go faster. =D