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Mako-san
11-09-2003, 08:27 PM
Hay Folks!!

I'll start this I'm back Thread, just got home at 8:30pm, I hope all my friends get home safely!!!*praying for there saftey*
Well this Neko was interesting! With the limits on registration and the sheer amount of people and all the waiting it was a moderate con. I would say that my friends is what made the con and the very well planned Masquarade. Dave and Tex did an excellent job with that.

Hmm grips well the security..well I know with cons security is a must after all, there are alot of young people and stupid people (i'm not trying to offend its just a fact) So I can understand the need for it. But really, you don't have to rude. This year security was on a hell bent mission to oppress any kind of activity. Okay folks, you have to know people are gonna stand and chat with other folks or take pictures, yadda yadda, the main areas with always have folks in it cause there is no other place to go besides your room. But who wants to get stuck in their rooms when you got hundreds of folks running around. No you want to go out and have fun and chat with other cosplayers, fans, etc.

The waiting outside lines. Damn,, now you know you need to move to bigger place, Matter of fact this decision should have happened last year(it was way crowded then too) But moving the people outside when its 55 below. I'm not suprised if the lot of us are not sick with colds right now.
Well there are positive aspects to the cons, the fans was friendly and I esp enjoyed the gothic lolita panel and artist alley, and the masqurade was fantastic.

Sorahana
11-09-2003, 08:31 PM
I was actually gona start one of these threads for you all XD. I didn't go but I can't wait to hear all the stories lol XD. The boards weren't the same without you all in fact the boards were kinda dead lol XD.

nixxer
11-09-2003, 09:16 PM
I got home around 6:30 but because this is dial up connection, I didnt get on so I wouldnt be using the phone lines. It was the best weekend...but like mako-san said, its because I was hanging with the most fun people Ive ever met. The con itself was depressing, with all the crowding...and I was in those lines...I waited outside in the cold for what felt like forever for the cosplay contest. But it was so worth it, I loved watching those skits. I need to find someone who has a video that can send me a copy of it, I so want to see it again. Didnt go to any panels, but did see one showing of Amvs, which I enjoyed, I love watching amvs. Man it was so much fun hanging and meeting everyone.

ryuichi fangirl
11-09-2003, 09:17 PM
back, and dead beat, I had fun...but really, I didn't like waiting outside ...it was COLD >_<...wah...we had a huddle going to keep warm before the dance.....I was pleased though, but I'll be happy to have more room next year >_>

I also felt loved, people KNEW who my cosplay was (Osaka jo Hall Kyo)..woohoo...

Pub
11-09-2003, 09:19 PM
I got back around 5... Left sorta earily, I cannot wait until next year. Nekocon is WAY to short. :(

Link Arroway
11-09-2003, 09:44 PM
Sure was cold too, and the wind X_x, how'd it manage to get hot at times when it was that cold outside .. I have a cold now ;_; It was worth it tho!

Con security is annoying sometimes, but they are important. For other dumb tho, i agree, don't let them get you down and ruin your fun, for cosplay stuff just make something you can pull out or something for a picture, dont plan a costume you wont be able to do there next time. Con security was quite active this weekend tho, twice the fire alarm was pulled right? and a person was taken away by paramedics after being drugged at a room party or something as was explained by a health staffer

next year they might go back to that other place in C something.. ?_? I dunno. Are they moving next year? I'd think so, I can't remember, still tired ^^ went to sleep at 7am sunday morning. Left around 2pm and go home a bit after 5pm.

TheRyuujinMike
11-09-2003, 09:46 PM
Yay, home ay last... *zonk*
Me go to bed now @_@

dizzylizzy
11-09-2003, 10:49 PM
dizzylizzy, celesdragon, kurobara, ainslye, and stueypark checkin' in.....

tired now....

better post later. ^^

Tora
11-09-2003, 10:53 PM
Back! I'm half dead ... but I'm home! ^_^

So's the rest of my crew, but I'll let them check in themselves. Lizzy! Glad to see you guys are home safe!

That was my first Nekocon, and despite the normal con problems (lines, crowds, and edgy security) it was great! I'll definately hit it up next year!

Reiko
11-09-2003, 11:39 PM
^_^ skits cosplay and everything else was great....whep....A break till Katsu..I'd say.... U_U

*goes to sleep*

psythe
11-10-2003, 06:11 AM
Back. At work. Need sleep. X_X;

yukitoLeonheart
11-10-2003, 09:40 AM
Dude, Dizzly Lizzy and Reika, and crew, you guys were amazing, congrats on everything!

Farmboybob
11-10-2003, 10:25 AM
I got back abput 4-5 PM Sunday. I was dead beat. Aside from the hotel being too small, I had alot of fun. And while I didn't hang out in the elevators for 7 hours straight this time, I was a frequent visitor.
If any of you saw a guy with a green flannel and a white shirt under it that had Magnetos face on it wandering around the elevators going on all the floors and going up and down the stairs with a very lost look on his face Saturday night/Sunday mourning, that was me (kept getting seperated from the rest of my group).

I had bunches of fun, but today I'm sick. I think I ate a bad can of Maruchan noodles or something, so now I get to be out of school today. I think I'm going to take a nap now.

P.S. Congrats to all the cosplayers who entered, you guys/gals were awesome! :D

ryuichi fangirl
11-10-2003, 10:37 AM
I couldn't sleep last night...I was still in my 'con mode' so I've already started my next costume >_<...BAH....more beading >_>...and also, Imma check in for Caranundomiel...she's suffering from some 'con withdrawl'...and is very busy with class today..but she's alive..as is LadyXara...who has no internet right now..:P...well..I'm going to see if I can rent Guilty Gear XX..as I had my ass kicked at it and need to learn to play at least well enough to know what the buttons DO....>_>()

Schala
11-10-2003, 11:24 AM
I got back around 2am my time. Luckily I have the next two days off, but I'm still wiped.

nixxer
11-10-2003, 11:44 AM
Im in class right now, and people have already told me I look like I havent gotten any sleep in awhile...which is true enough, last night was the first night I got any decent sleep since thursday, but its nice to be back home...except I miss being around all the otaku's, normal people scare me...*waits for next con*

Riveraria
11-10-2003, 11:59 AM
I'm back after a long road trip, it wasn't that bad but we had car problems. Our car broke down as we were leaving the con. Turn out it was the battery and a a burned out fuse. Then we run out of gas. Now I hope my friends from Toronto make it back ok.

nixxer
11-10-2003, 12:05 PM
*huggles* I know who you are, you remember me right? I was hanging out with you guys all weekend, we shared the room together :) glad you got home safely. I was worried after we all left and you guys had to stay thanks to the car problems. Hope you didnt have to hang around there to long.

Riveraria
11-10-2003, 12:13 PM
Hey Nixxer *huggles* of course I remember you

Midknight
11-10-2003, 12:32 PM
I'm back too (hehe) but then again I live 10 minutes away from Neko... I had a really good time... my bf and I got such great responces from our Jack and Sally costumes... they were more popular than our Miyu and Larva costumes! Well, I'll talk more later... *waves to Reiko and Tora and everyone else she hung out with there*

nixxer
11-10-2003, 12:39 PM
I loved your jack and sally costumes, you guys did a really amazing job. I was really impressed.

Mako-san
11-10-2003, 12:47 PM
yeah Jack and Sally rocked!! Simply amazing!!

Nixxy-chan and Riv i'm so happy you made it *huggles* and I hope our Insignia Brothers made it home safely!!

Reiko you are an awsome Jill! I had a blast in our RE photoshoot!

Kas
11-10-2003, 01:09 PM
*huggles Riv and Nix* I miss you guys all ready.. *doesn't want to let go* I'm glad you both made it home safe. I was very worried for both of you. Oingo and I got home around 2:30am. I was soo glad cause I was soo tired. As soon as I got home I crashed and fell asleep then woke up around 1:00pm. So now I'm rested but sore as hell.

Just want to say it was great meeting everyone from cosplay.com. Everyone's costumes was amazing. I had a great time in the masquarade, Naruto photoshoot and the cosplay.com shoot. Eurobeat King is awesome. It is always good to see you and I can't wait to see the pics. Everyone in the masquarade was awesome. I wish I could have seen the skit, maybe next year they will with video feed or something. I could tell everyone put alot of time and effort in their skit and their costumes but they were amazing.

The gothic Lolita panel was awesome. Great job. I wish I had room to bring some of my stuff for the panel and then we missed the jrock panel on Sunday. I wish it was on a friday night or Saturday.

Yea I was on the receiving end of the Security nazis, I guess they were just doing their jobs with all the insane rules this year. But I had a wonderful time and I actuallly didn't get sick this year and I actually slept this time too. Yay! Dunno if I will go next year but who knows.

digikoomi
11-10-2003, 01:36 PM
man..7 hours drive plus short sleep, low food....but GREAT TIME XD
got to meet all my friends, so happy~ thanks to people who brought my artwork **bow** hope you guys enjoy them ^_^

cordless runner
11-10-2003, 05:38 PM
Yeah finally home.....now back to my normal life.
I had a lot of fun and I would like to thank a few people and make a few shout outs.........

Eurobeat king for being there and taking a lot of pictures for us... Thanks again

Oshi: for helping us out on the way down and it was nice hanging out with you this weekend, always welcome to chill with us some more.

Dizzy Lizzy and ainslye: Sorry we really couldn't hang out...but theres always next time.

Tora: As always its always fun to room with you bro.... oh and one more thing....InuyashaInuyashaInuyashaInuyasha.....
Shippo Shippo....InuyashaInuyashaInuyashaInuyasha ^_^

Lizakitty: Thanks for every thing Liz ^_^

Orbal: It was fun dancing with you on stage ^_^

Monoyasha and Reiko: It was fun driving down with you guys and it was fun chilling with you all. ^_^

And of course Niku no Baka for taking care of me when I was feeling really really bad. Thanks sweety I love you ^_^

Well if i left anyone out, Im sorry ^_^
Later all

Oingo
11-10-2003, 05:42 PM
Yay made it home at 6:30 today. A great con as friends go. A bad con as far as dealer rooms and security. They didn't bother me in my big costume as they did other people.

Tora
11-10-2003, 06:04 PM
Ohhh turn it into a shout out thread will ya Sessh?

Okee then....

Lizakitty - Thanks for keeping people happy. YOu do that a hellova lot better than I do >_>' And thanks for not killing me when I turned into a fangirl at random moments ^_^*

Cordless Runner - I LOVE you BRO! I'm so glad you actually went thru with the dancing, that took the show!!

Orbal - OMFG dude... you created our first cosplay skit, you jammed and made the crowd go wild, and you kept us all laughing all weekend. You are the BEST Naraku EVER!

Reiko - As always I love hanging with you at cons! Thanks for keeping my spirits up, and your demon slayer and raver Sango kicked ass!!! And thanks for the sword in the arm ^_~ Will you marry me?

Monoyasha - OMFG the ride!! I loved riding on Kirara's back! You rock, screw getting a trophy...you took center stage just by walking the halls of that place.

Oshi - The man who broke the table.... *grins* You were awesome to chill with this weekend! And thanks for being the walky talky partner on the way home. Go Link! ^_~ (And tell your man Mario he kix ass too!!!)

Eurobeat King - Can't thank you enough for all of the pics you took. It made my weekend, especially since I forgot my camera half the time, the other half YOU were the one using it! Thank you!!!

NikunoBaka - OMG... you are just the funniest guy on earth. Nick! You must room with me at EVERY con.. I will be forever silent-laughing.

I think it was Jesse_James who bought us Pizza after the cosplay... THANK YOU! We were STARVING!!!

Sciguy, DizzyLizzy, Ainslye, Midknight, Stu, and the rest of the gang we hung with - I love you guys!!! We are all so crazy together, but that's the way I like it! You guys make the con experience all the more fun!

And finally.... Bandana-boy! Where are you!!!!!!!

*runs off hoping this post will fit 0_o*

Sami
11-10-2003, 06:19 PM
Home. X_X I was so tired on the drive home I had to open all the windows in my car to keep me awake and going. Go go lack of sleep!

I have no shoutouts. @_@ I just want to look at pictures. BLAAAHHH~ XD

cordless runner
11-10-2003, 06:56 PM
*looks Tora* Sorry bro....didnt mean to turn it in to a shout out thread ^_^
*runs away*

Reiko
11-10-2003, 08:09 PM
X_x ...*looks at Tora and starts to sing* Tora tora...*wont say the rest cause she'll get her ass kicked.*

LOL thankd you guys I love you ..im a little too tired to say anything to EVERyone but thanks.....

but I will later ... ahh screw it...

Tora.. YES I WILL MARRY YOU lol jk

Cordless runner... nice dancing....^_^ ...

Lizakitty thanks for holding and helping me with my wedding dress lol...

and gives a piont to what tora said to everyone* since I would be writing the same thing....

Giant Alucard
11-10-2003, 09:03 PM
AHHHHH!!! I finally get to use the computer since coming back from neko, lol. I can't believe i met so many cosplay.com people at this con. Now I'm going to take a rest before i start getting ready for katsu, lol. I 'll have to make another post later cause for some reason i am just out of energy today..... see everyone later.

nixxer
11-10-2003, 10:34 PM
Cordless Runner, you did the dancing Inu Yasha skit? I loved that skit, thought it was just hilarious, I really thought all of the Inu Yasha cosplayers in that skit did such an excellent job on their costumes. To bad I was in the back, I dont know how well my pics will turn out. Dancing Sessy and Naraku was just to much LOL. Great job to all of you! *runs off to huggle Inu Yasha plushie now that she has Inu Yasha on the brain*

KuroBara
11-10-2003, 11:21 PM
*waves* It was nice meeting so many of you! I'm very shy, so I recognized a lot of people but did not necessarily say hi.

I was impressed with a lot of costumes- the Xenosaga group, the Spirited Away group, Midknight's Sally, Rinkun's Aura, the DN Angel girls, the list goes on! Thank you everyone for a great weekend. I'll post pics soon, in the meantime I wrote up my con report:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/roserevolution/6289.html

ainslye
11-10-2003, 11:57 PM
memories...

Did that table look at oshi funny?

Crawling like shakira through the invisible mud to get to the cheeseball... you want that cheeseball.. you NEED IT!

the moogle rug and the three headed moogle monster

Redneck moogle huntin.... I like 10th grade so much I did it 3 times.

Stupid wendys. *sulks*

stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Are we stalking eurobeat king?

Keith! We love keith!

Homeless Lunars and cheating during the fight with Royce

Mmmmmmm...tuxedo mask *drools* and moving plushies.

POCKY MAN!! You rule!

We like it hard and rich. ^_^

Ok., I'm done babbling.

cordless runner
11-11-2003, 06:54 AM
Nixxer: Thanks, the whole dancing thing with me was a last minute thing that Tora came up with.

Menchi
11-11-2003, 07:29 PM
yess...made it home afrte 17 hours of driving back home hahaha! but all things being 2200 miles, an 17 hours of driving...was so worth it got home at like 6pm tuesday

digikoomi
11-11-2003, 07:42 PM
pass out three days...now still sleepy..and I got the cold..T_T......baka neko...

Midknight
11-11-2003, 07:48 PM
memories...

Did that table look at oshi funny?

LOL... I missed what happened to the table... I remember it looking normal when I saw it once and then I looked at it a little later and it looked like it had an extra board sitting on the surface...

Crawling like shakira through the invisible mud to get to the cheeseball... you want that cheeseball.. you NEED IT!

LOL *tosses another cheeseball for Reiko and ainslye* (and this time it doesn't veer off to the side... )

ainslye
11-11-2003, 09:38 PM
LOL *tosses another cheeseball for Reiko and ainslye* (and this time it doesn't veer off to the side... )

Yeah, why does my aim suck so bad? At least Stu popped her in the eye with one.. LoL.. love ya Reiko. *blows kisses*

Reiko
11-11-2003, 09:54 PM
*rubs my eye* ouch.... cheeseballs hurt...*blows a kiss to ainslye* we are the cheese queens ^_^ lol midnight

I wonder if anyone got a pic of that lol

Midknight
11-11-2003, 10:06 PM
Who was it that ended up tossing one right into my hands?

Reiko: I should have gotten a pic but I had to leave soon after the first crawling for the cheeseball (I forgot where I went... taking Al for food? <scratches head and tries to think>) Oh I remember! My camera battery was dead saturday night so I couldn't have taken one anyway... (my mind is still recovering from the weekend...)

KuroBara
11-12-2003, 12:26 AM
yeah...the table and Oshi didn't exactly get along. Mmmm, cheeseballs! I think it was Ainslye that threw it into your hands Midknight. There were so many poofy cheese puffs everywhere it was hard to tell!

My (partial) gallery:
http://images.cosplay.com/showgallery.php?cat=5722&ppuser=622

More coming later. There's also 3 shots of the Fruits Basket hats in my regular gallery. Nite Nite!

Sciguy
11-12-2003, 09:24 PM
X_x ...*looks at Tora and starts to sing* Tora tora...*wont say the rest cause she'll get her ass kicked.*

LOL thankd you guys I love you ..im a little too tired to say anything to EVERyone but thanks.....


lol, don't worry Reiko, she'd be more likely to kick my ass for making the song up in the first place, heh. Anywho, Sciguy checkin' in.

I'd might as well do my duty and thank Reiko, Monoyasha, Oshi, Mike (I forget his C.Com handle), Tora, Liz, Orbal, Nikunobaka, Cordless Runner, Eric, and Marie for an awesome stay. You guys are insane, but I love y'all!

Gilgland
11-13-2003, 09:02 AM
Hay Folks!!

I'll start this I'm back Thread, just got home at 8:30pm, I hope all my friends get home safely!!!*praying for there saftey*
Well this Neko was interesting! With the limits on registration and the sheer amount of people and all the waiting it was a moderate con. I would say that my friends is what made the con and the very well planned Masquarade. Dave and Tex did an excellent job with that.

Hmm grips well the security..well I know with cons security is a must after all, there are alot of young people and stupid people (i'm not trying to offend its just a fact) So I can understand the need for it. But really, you don't have to rude. This year security was on a hell bent mission to oppress any kind of activity. Okay folks, you have to know people are gonna stand and chat with other folks or take pictures, yadda yadda, the main areas with always have folks in it cause there is no other place to go besides your room. But who wants to get stuck in their rooms when you got hundreds of folks running around. No you want to go out and have fun and chat with other cosplayers, fans, etc.

The waiting outside lines. Damn,, now you know you need to move to bigger place, Matter of fact this decision should have happened last year(it was way crowded then too) But moving the people outside when its 55 below. I'm not suprised if the lot of us are not sick with colds right now.
Well there are positive aspects to the cons, the fans was friendly and I esp enjoyed the gothic lolita panel and artist alley, and the masqurade was fantastic.


I live in Va Beach so I had like a 15 minuet ride home. I was really fun!

Ginny
11-13-2003, 01:33 PM
I only wore one costume, and it was my Chihiro for the Spirited Away skit. Almost no one recognized me all weekend. I was incognito! Not only was I not in costume mostly, but my real name was on my badge because I was staff, so haha!

Oh, thank you everyone who came and stayed for the Karaoke. This year was a billion times better than last due to the great participants and audience we had. Thank you!

Stueypark
11-13-2003, 04:25 PM
sure you don't want another cheeseball reiko? I could toss one your way...

Thanks for the party saturday night too everyone!

KuroBara
11-13-2003, 06:31 PM
I only wore one costume, and it was my Chihiro for the Spirited Away skit. Almost no one recognized me all weekend. I was incognito! Not only was I not in costume mostly, but my real name was on my badge because I was staff, so haha!

I recognized you from the picnic, but, um, yeah, I'm very shy! Actually, I saw your boyfriend first, he looks a lot like someone I went to school with. Your Spirited Away skit was awesome, congratulations! IMHO it should have gotten best of show.

Ginny
11-13-2003, 07:12 PM
I didn't get to see the group that won BIS, but I heard nothing but glowing reviews from everyone including the judges. I hope I'll get to see a tape of it.

I think it really speaks volumes of entries who are Novice and win a BIS award.

Everyone who entered did a great job, and we of course appriciate our award. Though none of the credit can go towards me, as I only found out I was going to be Chihiro a few days before the con and had nothing to do with the idea. ^____^

CelesDragon
11-13-2003, 07:45 PM
*seconds Kurobara, Ainslye, and Stu on all accounts*

Yay for cheeseballs, but I thought I lost it when Ainslye did the chipmunk impression. Just how many can ya fit in? ^_~

Part of my gallery is up:
http://images.cosplay.com/showgallery.php?cat=5713&ppuser=1841

And as Dizzylizzy handed out, I have the requested "Agents" group photo up at http://drachefedern.net/agents.jpg

Stueypark
11-13-2003, 07:49 PM
I STILL don't remember that picture being taken... that's how I know it was done at 2am!

KuroBara
11-13-2003, 08:05 PM
I didn't get to see the group that won BIS, but I heard nothing but glowing reviews from everyone including the judges. I hope I'll get to see a tape of it.

I think it really speaks volumes of entries who are Novice and win a BIS award.

Everyone who entered did a great job, and we of course appriciate our award. Though none of the credit can go towards me, as I only found out I was going to be Chihiro a few days before the con and had nothing to do with the idea. ^____^

*nods* It was well-written and very cute, but overall I liked the SA skit best. I wish they had an audience reaction award like Otakon does. Still, I applaud everyone who got up on stage, because I am way too timid to do so!

Part of my gallery is up:
http://images.cosplay.com/showgalle...713&ppuser=1841
Jen's amazing boobs of wonder! *pulls out a lollipop*

digikoomi
11-13-2003, 08:15 PM
Everyone who entered did a great job, and we of course appriciate our award. Though none of the credit can go towards me, as I only found out I was going to be Chihiro a few days before the con and had nothing to do with the idea. ^____^

hehe I am the same, I just told Jez that i can be Haku if he needs me. I have no idea what we are going to do until the first day we meet!

yeah G, I love your Sydney, he or she rock ~~ XD