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RHIshida
11-08-2003, 01:48 PM
You see, I was all ready to go this morning and we were about to leave, when I made one last check on the Nekocon website and found that registation had been closed at 1pm on Friday! :waaaah: The problem for me was that I had checked the site last night (about 8) and I did not see a thing. So the point is, I couldn't go, but I was really upset that I had made these preparations for nothing. I've been in a seriously down mode since and I was wondering who else didn't get to register? (I seriously hope Nekocon gets a much bigger hotel next year so this won't have to happen again. This has also forced my parents to start making plans for conventions months in advance from now on instead of the day of the convention.)

Romann
11-09-2003, 12:07 AM
Naw...I didn't go because I was broke :p

makonurikoryoko
11-09-2003, 01:09 AM
Same as Noir! lol

Sorahana
11-09-2003, 02:01 PM
I didn't go cause it was too far away and my mom said no cause it was too soon after BAAF (like a month and a half lol XD;.)

Misa-chan
11-09-2003, 03:50 PM
Yeah, that's kinda what happened to me, my dad is trying to limit me to 2 (out of state) con per year XP

Sorahana
11-09-2003, 04:03 PM
My mom will only take me to a con if my grades are ok and if its not too expensive and in a place she can do something at XD;.

Studmaster
11-09-2003, 04:45 PM
I'll Thrid Noir's reason. I had a belt evalution in Sword for Pa-Kua. That was 60 dollars I was going to use for Nekocon. Plus I would've missed a full weekend of work.....So....no.

Bahzi
11-09-2003, 05:05 PM
I heard about that registratin limit...and that sucks! I always pre-reg, but even still thats pretty bad...did Nekocon even tell anybody about the 1,600 3 days membership limit before it was too late to pre-reg? I understand its hard to run a con, so I guess it couldn't be avoided, as a bigger place means more money and if they hadn't had enough people attend the con could have lost big money. Still, its shitty to make costumes and all and not be able to go. I guess it just goes to show, always pre-reg. I've learned my lesson, I'm going to pre-reg for Ohayocon ASAP.

PockyDarcy
11-09-2003, 07:26 PM
I didn't go at all. I heard about the limit on friday though. *sigh* it was like anime boston all over again. lol but this time the con is much older and wiser and they still weren't wise enough to get a bigger hotel. I hate when cons do that. Limit themselves to a location or hotel. I actaully liked the localation of Ikasucon this year. They probably could have had a con as big as Otakon there. I like when they give us lots of room. I wish con planners would take in consideration what the fans attend want. We don't want to be squashed into a tiny place nor do we want to be limited to go. Have some common sense. Budget is one thing, but come on! Guess, that is my own say in that subject. *shrug*

Vialoi Ketsueke
11-09-2003, 07:54 PM
I wanted to go, but I didn't want to spend the money, or risk the chance of going all the way to Nekocon, and then not being able to get in due to the registration problem. Oh well, least I managed to clean my room this weekend.

RHIshida
11-09-2003, 10:27 PM
I heard about that registratin limit...and that sucks! I always pre-reg, but even still thats pretty bad...did Nekocon even tell anybody about the 1,600 3 days membership limit before it was too late to pre-reg? I understand its hard to run a con, so I guess it couldn't be avoided, as a bigger place means more money and if they hadn't had enough people attend the con could have lost big money. Still, its shitty to make costumes and all and not be able to go. I guess it just goes to show, always pre-reg. I've learned my lesson, I'm going to pre-reg for Ohayocon ASAP.

No they didn't say anything before pre-reg ended, they announced it a few days before the con I think. Still, they need to get a bigger hotel :/

Link Arroway
11-09-2003, 10:32 PM
well by the time they had the totals together they found out it was going to have to be limited! I got there early since I forgot to pre-reg and sat in line from 2am to 9am, a fun way to spend the night.. until they threw us out into the cold at 6am to wait there x_x I wrapped up in a sleeping bag thing :D

Oshi
11-10-2003, 12:54 PM
I sat in line from like, 4:30AM Friday and was the 11th person to register :D
Now that was fun.

And it wasn't that cold, you pussies!!! >:P

cordless runner
11-10-2003, 06:21 PM
Yeah it wasnt cold at all. We stood in line from 9:30pm on thursday >_< remind me to always pre reg.

Sciguy
11-10-2003, 07:33 PM
I sat in line from like, 4:30AM Friday and was the 11th person to register :D
Now that was fun.

And it wasn't that cold, you pussies!!! >:P


I was the 12th person to register! Mua ha ha! Yeah, Monoyasha-chan held the gangs spot from 9:30 Thursday night when 4:30 Friday morning when we relieved her. I wish that I'd known she was there the entire time, I would have hung with her for a few more hours.

cordless runner
11-10-2003, 07:52 PM
she wasnt the only one Liz was there most of the night and so was I. I only went up stairs for a two hours and then came back down

Shastar
11-12-2003, 08:41 PM
No they didn't say anything before pre-reg ended, they announced it a few days before the con I think. Still, they need to get a bigger hotel :/

Actually, we announced the cap 12 days before the con. Yeah, it was still kind of short notice, but it was more than "a couple days."

We stayed with the HIEC this year because when we went looking for bigger venues after LAST year, everything was booked solid until this coming summer. We put a reservation down on one place (those that went to Nekocon 3 will be familier with it^_~) for year 7 and we decided to simply weather out the storm in the HIEC this year. An official announcement for our year 7 venue should be forthcoming shortly.

And for year 8, well, if we get the place we want, it'll redefine the word awesome^_^

Dan

PatrickD
11-19-2003, 12:20 AM
Anime Boston 2004's membership is being capped at 3000 paid attendees this year, so people DO need to pre-register if they plan on going there. ...and the space is filling fast.

Any word on what the final attendance total from Nekocon was? I know what they capped at, but I'm wondering how much they went over by.