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DanikaInABox
09-14-2011, 01:26 AM
In case you didn't know, Anime Evolution was cancelled. To the dismay of many British Columbian Manga fans, we had no other cons.

AHA!! but whats that?! ANIME REVOLUTION?!

REJOICE!

http://www.vancouverconventioncentre.com/anime-revolution-2012/
http://www.animerevolution.ca/

Dates seems to be August 17-19
Vancouver. I don't know all the details but I know I'm going.

Will anyone be joining me? :p

Akiyhrah
09-16-2011, 01:07 AM
I'll probably go, but there has been a bunch of... rudeness and drama on their forums. I'm very wary about them at the moment, and they had better pull out all the stops to get me to attend regularly.

Gruggle
09-17-2011, 08:33 AM
Iiiiinteresting. Most likely going to try to go.

Katasha
09-19-2011, 03:54 AM
I donno how I feel about this. I mean even when AE was going it was a really hit and miss convention when it was going. Now I know they say they are a whole new team running this, so that gives me a little hope, but I still really wonder.

Sesami
09-23-2011, 03:43 AM
Hello everyone, I just like to ask everyone to please give Anime Revolution a chance to prove itself.

In regards to what Akiyhrah said, it was mostly some misunderstanding that made someone or some people to think our team member was being rude, which is really not the case, we have accepted the mistake and have apologized to the individual(s) and we sincerely hope this is not going to stop any of the anime/cosplay fans from attending AR2012.

I thank you for your understanding, please drop by our forum and say hello, meet the team and other anime/cosplay fans and I am sure you'll see that we are not rude. =)

Best regards

Kid-Icarus
09-28-2011, 09:28 PM
Might go :P

DanikaInABox
10-07-2011, 11:00 AM
I'll probably go, but there has been a bunch of... rudeness and drama on their forums. I'm very wary about them at the moment, and they had better pull out all the stops to get me to attend regularly.

Personally I've been treated very well on the forums.

I'm sure it will be great. Is everyone that wary of it?

DanikaInABox
10-07-2011, 11:02 AM
Iiiiinteresting. Most likely going to try to go.


Great! :bigtu: I hope to see you there!

Sesami
10-12-2011, 03:34 PM
We hope to see everyone there, if anyone's not coming for any reason, hopefully the following year =)

Akiyhrah
11-24-2011, 11:36 PM
Hello everyone, I just like to ask everyone to please give Anime Revolution a chance to prove itself.

In regards to what Akiyhrah said, it was mostly some misunderstanding that made someone or some people to think our team member was being rude, which is really not the case, we have accepted the mistake and have apologized to the individual(s) and we sincerely hope this is not going to stop any of the anime/cosplay fans from attending AR2012.

I thank you for your understanding, please drop by our forum and say hello, meet the team and other anime/cosplay fans and I am sure you'll see that we are not rude. =)

Best regards

Really? I only lurked the forums for a month or so, but every post I saw that questioned anything about AR or disagreed with one of the staff/mods in the least got met with hostility by the entire community. Hence why I am not a part of the forums now. I don't appreciate having my honest opinion attacked simply because I am not kissing your ass. You may have labeled them as 'misunderstandings', but I know some of the people who have felt attacked on your forums, and they certainly would not agree.

Sesami
11-25-2011, 02:46 AM
Really? I only lurked the forums for a month or so, but every post I saw that questioned anything about AR or disagreed with one of the staff/mods in the least got met with hostility by the entire community. Hence why I am not a part of the forums now. I don't appreciate having my honest opinion attacked simply because I am not kissing your ass. You may have labeled them as 'misunderstandings', but I know some of the people who have felt attacked on your forums, and they certainly would not agree.

I am not attacking you and I apologize if it seems that way, and I don't expect you to "kiss my ass", but with respect, that was months ago and as far as I know I don't see any sort of rude behavior by our staff as of now, I really don't see any reason to hold grudge on this issue for so long, like I said, all we ask is a chance to prove ourselves, can we please put this issue behind? much appreciated, thank you.

Halogirl
11-26-2011, 11:24 PM
I'm from Surrey BC and was sad that there wasn't an Anime Con in Vancouver this year :(
I'm very excited when I heard about Anime Revolution happening next year in August!!!
I'm soo there!

So far I've found the AR forum to be quite pleasant! Come and check it out:)

http://www.animerevolution.ca/forums/index.php?sid=4438b53bf9085cecfd432e0bd3684dcf

Also, my friends and I have purchased out pre-reg tickets for $40.
Looking forward to next Aug!!!

Annie~

Akiyhrah
12-05-2011, 03:37 PM
I am not attacking you and I apologize if it seems that way, and I don't expect you to "kiss my ass", but with respect, that was months ago and as far as I know I don't see any sort of rude behavior by our staff as of now, I really don't see any reason to hold grudge on this issue for so long, like I said, all we ask is a chance to prove ourselves, can we please put this issue behind? much appreciated, thank you.

I never said you were attacking me now, I said I don't go to your forums because of what I have seen in the past. Perhaps your forums have tamed; however your staff has left a very bad first impression on me and many others, so I have no desire to return until you HAVE proved yourselves. And in case you missed it in my first post, I said I would probably still go to the con and give you guys a chance; after all I've been a cosplayer for a few years now and am very active in the community, so I'm not likely to pass on a chance to cosplay. You were the one who quoted me and decided to make it an issue, so don't try and turn me into a bad guy. You are perfectly welcome to drop it, but I still stand by my opinion.

RubyxStiletto
12-14-2011, 03:59 PM
I will be going, gotta start on my cosplays pretty quick here! xD;;

Anaira
12-18-2011, 12:31 AM
I would like to go but I really can't be 100% sure I'll be in Vancouver at this point. The fact that tickets are non-transferable and that there don't seem to be any price brackets (gradual price increases until the date of the con) greatly dissuade me from going :(

Miss_Kawaiix
12-21-2011, 05:51 PM
I don't think they were trying to make you sound like a bad guy...

I'll probably go. It's kind of pricey though I noticed. :/ I mean, that's not going to stop me from attending, but 75 dollars? I'm use to being cheap and only paying 35 or 45 or whatever it use to be in the past...haha. But whatever, The more I read on this convention the more excited I am to attend it. :) It seems like it's gonna be a lot of fun!

CatzCradle
01-06-2012, 09:56 PM
My friends and I already bought a ticket. Still not too sure about Cos&Effect yet. :P

Zennousha
01-07-2012, 08:54 PM
Still unsure on finances and having a place to rest for it, let alone if I'll be able to get the time off work. Lots to figure out and just waiting on the necessary components to conclude such a thought process.

The location is great though. Having been there for AE09 I'd say it's an awesome place.

If I figure out soon enough whether I'll be going, the only thing to figure out then is if I'll haul my guitar equipment up and jam some mindless J-metal for those willing to hear.

Sesami
01-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Akiyhrah: Understood :) and thank you, sorry about the late reply by the way, been real busy.

For those of you that are thinking about going, please note that the tier 1 discount for the 3-Day General Pass has ended and the current price is now $50 until March 31st, after that it will jump another $10, please don't wait until the discount is over =\

Currently our guests include Sarah Edmondson and Sugar Lyn Beard, Irulanne, Mark Nguyen, Fighting Dreamers Productions, Jessica Nigri, Doug Walker (aka The Nostalgia Critic) and Noah Antwiler (aka Spoony), there will be more coming (and yes, we are indeed looking into some guests from Japan).

pandaelly
01-23-2012, 03:42 AM
Already bought my pass, and I'm super stoked! :D

Digital Dolphin
01-24-2012, 02:12 PM
I'll probably go. It's kind of pricey though I noticed. :/

It's actually $75 + HST, which is $84, making it the most expensive anime convention in the Pacific North West.

I'd also like to correct the first post. Anime Evolution was on hiatus, while trying to deal with some internal issues. I'm also happy to announce that Anime Evolution has a staff meeting planned for this Sunday, to discuss the new structure of the executives, and discuss plans for 2012.

Halogirl
01-26-2012, 12:40 AM
It's actually $75 + HST, which is $84, making it the most expensive anime convention in the Pacific North West.

I'd also like to correct the first post. Anime Evolution was on hiatus, while trying to deal with some internal issues. I'm also happy to announce that Anime Evolution has a staff meeting planned for this Sunday, to discuss the new structure of the executives, and discuss plans for 2012.

$75 is at the door. If you pre-reg you save a lot more! It was as low as $40/3-day! Personally I would rather spend a little more and have the convention be at the Vancouver convention center than UBC! I hated having to navigate through the UBC campus, while in my elaborate cosplay, just to make it to a panel across campus! It sucked even more when it rained, or too hot, and the lack of public transportation after 9pm. Also, if i remember correctly AE on its last year was charging $65 at door for 3-day at UBC campus!

I wish AE luck with their meeting this Sunday! If they are planning to return in 2012, they better get going! I sure hope they don't book UBC.

On a side note, AE is rumored to owe all sorts of taxes and still hasn't returned money to a lot of people who either pre-reged or to their vendors. According to their wiki page they ran into "legal and financial" difficulties ("In 2011, due to legal and financial issues facing AE Convention Corp"). Will they honor those that lost money? If so, can I come to you dolphin since it looks like your affiliated in some way? Their contact page didn't get me any responses.

Digital Dolphin
01-26-2012, 03:50 AM
$75 is at the door. If you pre-reg you save a lot more! It was as low as $40/3-day! Personally I would rather spend a little more and have the convention be at the Vancouver convention center than UBC! Almost every convention offers pre-reg discounts. I remember buying passes for SakuraCon, another convention in a convention centre, for $25 one year, when I bought it on the Sunday of the previous year's convention. That being said, a well run convention can make even the convention centre affordable, as FanExpo Vancouver shows by having a $30 price tag at the same venue as AR, with major name guests like Adam West and Tom Felton.

I hated having to navigate through the UBC campus, while in my elaborate cosplay, just to make it to a panel across campus! It sucked even more when it rained, or too hot, and the lack of public transportation after 9pm. Also, if i remember correctly AE on its last year was charging $65 at door for 3-day at UBC campus!

Are you talking about AE in 2010 at UBC? The map looked like this:
http://web.archive.org/web/20100729011630/http://www.animeevolution.com/?page_id=1191

Most of the content was located right next to the bus loop (A, C, D, and field), and accommodations were less than a 5 minute walk. That's better than most convention centres, including the Vancouver convention centre, unless you want to spend $120-$200 a night at the immediate hotels. Admittedly, the guest signatures area sucked. Building E LOOKS far away, but the foresty area is where most of the fan cosplay meetups happened, so everything was adjacent to each other and within plain view, and immediately close to both the bus loop and accommodations.

If you meant Cos & Effect 2011, then everything took place in building A on the linked map, which is IMMEDIATELY next to the bus loop, and impossible to miss.

Conversely, the convention centre in 2009 was a TERRIBLE mess. Their escalators kept breaking, all the panel rooms are sometimes multiple floors above the exhibitors halls, they don't allow any kind of food vendors, which kills a lot of traditional food content, and makes maid cafes almost impossible to run. The panel room costs are INSANE, and you can't put up almost any kind of decorations or mounted signage. The building itself is NOT set up to handle large conventions at all, despite having the size for them, the equipment just breaks down (especially the escalators, I can not stress this enough).

I wish AE luck with their meeting this Sunday! If they are planning to return in 2012, they better get going! I sure hope they don't book UBC.

In terms of cost, availability of panel rooms, flexability, accommodations, photoshoot locations, and general size, UBC remains the best option Vancouver has for hosting a convention that is focused on more than just an exhibitors hall.

On a side note, AE is rumored to owe all sorts of taxes
Nope

and still hasn't returned money to a lot of people who either pre-reged or to their vendors.
True, and the topic will be addressed at the meeting.

According to their wiki page they ran into "legal and financial" difficulties ("In 2011, due to legal and financial issues facing AE Convention Corp").

That was poor wording. However the difficulties that did exist have been resolved.

Will they honor those that lost money?
They better!

If so, can I come to you dolphin since it looks like your affiliated in some way? Their contact page didn't get me any responses.

I'm not officially affiliated with Anime Evolution at this time. Right now, the convention is "between owners" you could say. It's in the process of being handed over by the AE Convention Corp. to a new group (of which I am not a part) that will turn AE into a non profit society, and put AE back into the hands of the fanbase that created and supported it. A move that I, as a fan, support whole heartedly.

However, I don't want to give the impression I'm hiding who I am, so I'll happily state it. I am a former AE staffer, who held the position of Director of Communications in 2010. I am the person who coordinated with all the retail stores, sponsors, and some of the suppliers for them. I also worked with many of the attendees, panelists, and some of the guests. Since then, I formed my own company called IRL Events, an event promotion and production company, which (among other things) is dedicated to ensuring the conventions in Vancouver do not meet the same fate as Aka-Con, FanFairFest, and Anime Evolution. My company also maintains a calendar of what events and conventions are happening in Vancouver and the surrounding area, just to help raise awareness about events, and help promote everyone.

Put simply, my interests are in making sure Vancouver has the very best convention scene possible.

Halogirl
01-29-2012, 03:54 AM
Are you talking about AE in 2010 at UBC? The map looked like this:
http://web.archive.org/web/201007290.../?page_id=1191

umm...this map shows different buildings. I've been to the UBC conventions and half the place doesn't have AC. Not only that, but the distance to get from place to place is quite a walk - especially if you need to get from one panel to another that are in opposite buildings.

Most of the content was located right next to the bus loop (A, C, D, and field), and accommodations were less than a 5 minute walk. That's better than most convention centres, including the Vancouver convention centre, unless you want to spend $120-$200 a night at the immediate hotels.

Some hotels and hostels in the downtown core can be much more affordable than $120. Of course the $120 hotels are 4 star or more. Even so, since skytrains and transit is so readily accessible, I can enjoy lowered rates at a location a bit out of the downtown core.

Admittedly, the guest signatures area sucked. Building E LOOKS far away, but the foresty area is where most of the fan cosplay meetups happened, so everything was adjacent to each other and within plain view, and immediately close to both the bus loop and accommodations.

Building E "looks" far away because it is far away. But maybe you have very long legs and it doesn't bother you any. I'm short and its far for me! I'm going to agree that "foresty" area is very good for photo ops! But I will also say that downtown vancouver, gas town, olympic torch, and the water front can be equally as amazing.


Conversely, the convention centre in 2009 was a TERRIBLE mess. Their escalators kept breaking, all the panel rooms are sometimes multiple floors above the exhibitors halls, they don't allow any kind of food vendors, which kills a lot of traditional food content, and makes maid cafes almost impossible to run. The panel room costs are INSANE, and you can't put up almost any kind of decorations or mounted signage. The building itself is NOT set up to handle large conventions at all, despite having the size for them, the equipment just breaks down (especially the escalators, I can not stress this enough).

Ok, this is what I find very disingenuous about you Greg. The building isn't setup for large scale conventions and the escalators keep breaking down? I get that you are running your costume party at UBC and I get that your a "promoter" of your events but when did that have to turn into trying to make fun of others just to "promote" yourself. It's really disgusting.

The convention centre was built with millions of tax dollars and they screwed up the elevators? Really?

The convention centre can't handle large scale events? So siggraph and fan expo are small events? Why did they chose the convention centre if it couldn't handle the con? Why do they keep putting up the so called "broken" escalators?

Now food, you have got to be kidding me about this one here. What "traditional" food did AE EVER have at UBC? In 09 when ae was at the convention centre, they had a maid cafe which was the same as UBC. In addition, besides starbucks and some cafetria food, what does UBC have close by?

Conversely, can you really tell me that Downtown Vancouver doens't have traditional food? I dont know about you, but I certainly don't spend 24hrs at any con. I go out and explore the town a bit. Exploring downtown is way better than exploring a university campus... I'm trying to understand you but I can't for the life of me understand how food at the university campus is any better than food downtown. And I can't remember for the life of me a time when AE had traditional food at their con....ever...

If you ask me, you sound like someone who is just bitter with life. If you hate Anime Revolution, so be it. But do you need to hate on the convention centre? Your arguments are so illogical. The million dollar convention centre that FE and Siggraph uses (and a multitude of other large scale cons - taboo sex show etc), are able to use it but when another Anime group uses it, it sucks?

But let's keep things on topic. I bought a ticket for AR and I also bought a ticket for CE. I'll judge for myself which is better. But right now, your certainly turning me off to your event. Go back to your forums and start your own feuds there.

/endrant.

sierria
01-29-2012, 09:35 PM
Personally, as a UBC student, I am glad that they did not book at UBC.
I know from experience that walking from one building to another is not fun and that those buildings are pretty far away from each other.
Also, being there everyday, there is so little food available on campus, but at the VCC, there are many types of food available in downtown! Also, the Canada line is really accessible and fast so you don't even necessarily have to eat in downtown :)

That said, I like all sorts of cons, so I would probably go to all of them, but for convenience's sake, I would definitely choose VCC.
That place is pretty cozy too xD I went there last winter for a Christmas Craft's Convention.

Momimochi
01-30-2012, 12:59 AM
I'd sort of like to second Sierria on the UBC campus. I remember going there with a friend of mine and I got lost on the way to the washroom. I found one of the staff to ask them for the direction but even they didn't know the way there. Wasn't that great of an experience for me. :sulk:

sierria
01-30-2012, 09:52 PM
I'd sort of like to second Sierria on the UBC campus. I remember going there with a friend of mine and I got lost on the way to the washroom. I found one of the staff to ask them for the direction but even they didn't know the way there. Wasn't that great of an experience for me. :sulk:

seriously? haha, well, I wouldn't be surprised...the only buildings where I legit know where the washrooms are are:
SUB, IBLC, and LSK (LSK because it's really IN YOUR FACE haha)

Lumiex
01-31-2012, 01:32 AM
This looks interesting. I might check it out since I live in the area.

But something's boggling my mind. I noticed that the pre-reg are all for the full three-day period, right? Since I have work and other things, I'm probably not going to make it to all three days so it'd be a waste to get those tickets. Are there going to be any one-day passes?

SiguusaEcho
02-01-2012, 03:01 AM
This looks interesting. I might check it out since I live in the area.

But something's boggling my mind. I noticed that the pre-reg are all for the full three-day period, right? Since I have work and other things, I'm probably not going to make it to all three days so it'd be a waste to get those tickets. Are there going to be any one-day passes?

Single day passes will most likely be sold at the door, as far as I know. If you're planning on Saturday and another day, it will probably be cheaper, if not the same price, if you pre-reg. Since it's going to be $75 for 3 days at the door, one day passes added up will be a little more pricy. Doing the math as other cons do, cons typically price Saturday the most expensive day during a Friday to Sunday con due to longer hours.

Hope this helps somewhat, sorry for not having more concrete details.

kolibri
02-02-2012, 05:57 PM
The convention centre can't handle large scale events? So siggraph and fan expo are small events? Why did they chose the convention centre if it couldn't handle the con? Why do they keep putting up the so called "broken" escalators?

I don't know the cause (some people said kids were jumping on them, don't know if this is true), but I distinctly remember the escalators going downstairs where the dealers and main stage were to be out of action all the time throughout the weekend. At some point we used the opportunity to take some awesome shots on the stationary escalators until we were ushered away because we were apparently a fire hazard. Eventually we stopped going downstairs completely.

FanExpo will be on the Canada Place side, not on the new like AE was.

Inuki1
02-04-2012, 09:13 AM
1. Having an anime convetion at the convention center, which is insanely costly, probably not the best idea. Especially for a convention trying to get up onto its feet, with people being wary and relatively minor guests at this point (relative to other cons and past cons). I like to think AE realized the convention center was not financially feasible, which is one reason the con returned to UBC the following year.

2. It's the same weekend as the Zombie Walk. The last time AE was the same weekend as a Zombie walk was back in 2005 or something, which was the year before I started going to Zombie walk. If the choice is a toss up between AR on saturday and Zombie Walk, my choice is going to be Zombie Walk, because it's 1) free, 2) guaranteed to be fun, 3) has a long and reliable history. Given the amount of anime con fans/cosplayers who attend Zombie Walk, I can't see how AR thought this was a good idea, but whatever. Given that they are hosting it at the convention center, they likely had to book so far in advance that other event dates weren't announced yet.

Either way, at best, I would do fri/sun at the con, which is probably not worth paying for. Saturday I'd be doing zombie walk, the makeup takes hours and I'm usually exhausted afterward and have to take it off, so cosplaying something else after and going to an anime con isn't a reasonable question. So I might not even bother this year, which is really disappointing.

If I do show up, it would be only to cosplay fri/sun without paying or attending events probably.

As much as you guys harp on about UBC campus sucking, and I won't disagree with you, things that SFU & UBC shared which I liked were lots of outdoor areas for games (glomp circle etc.), grassy areas to sit down and picnic, and beautiful photoshot areas. I agree that UBC was a bit too spread out, and that there are likely more food options downtown... (although the convention center is not near much really decent food, you still have to travel quite a ways unless you want fast food or insane ovepriced yuppie food at the waterfront). However the convention center downtown felt too big for AE, like we hadn't grown into it yet. A lot of areas felt empty, and the few outside areas were remote/far away and kind of cold/lifeless.

And if the cost of the convention center is driving the $75 event prices, which I'm sure it is, then I'd rather have it back at UBC for a more moderate and reasonable price, personally.

As for Dolphin, he's argumentative about everything in case you haven't run into him before. There's no point in trying to argue, because he just picks fights with people. You might see him as being rude or trying to cram his opinion down your throat, but eh, I'm sort of used to seeing him do it at this point. He obviously doesn't care what anybody thinks about him and always thinks he's in the right. lol

sierria
02-04-2012, 08:24 PM
hehe I wouldn't dare say UBC campus sucks since I go there xD but I guess for me it feels weird to be at a convention at my school lol I had actually forgotten about the scenery since well...UBC Memes I read last night would describe it:
UBC seasons: rainy, and construction XD
But the SFU campus on a nice sunny day is really pretty...especially in the Quadrangle (?) the place with the pond...

Anyways back on topic xD I guess I was kind of biased since I am at UBC everyday but I do feel that there isn't much food variety there...hmm...when I mentioned more food in downtown I meant using Canada line to get to robson ish area (or in my very extreme case I would SO go to Aberdeen for lunch! lol Though I suppose no one else would sacrifice that much time to go there ): haha)

Anyways, I have yet to go to a convention that is not at UBC or SFU so I'm curious to see how this will turn out! ;p

(btw I've never heard of zombie walk o-o is this in downtown too? Ima check it out xD)

Momimochi
02-04-2012, 11:22 PM
hehe I wouldn't dare say UBC campus sucks since I go there xD but I guess for me it feels weird to be at a convention at my school lol I had actually forgotten about the scenery since well...UBC Memes I read last night would describe it:
UBC seasons: rainy, and construction XD
But the SFU campus on a nice sunny day is really pretty...especially in the Quadrangle (?) the place with the pond...


Which SFU campus? The one up in the mountains? /shot

Inuki1
02-05-2012, 09:22 PM
Sierrria) the zombie walk starts on Saturday downtown art gallery every year. Then they usually march through the city. Last year's route was down Robson and up denman, finishing around English bay. Other years have gone through Pacific Center, Metrotown, etc.

http://www.facebook.com/events/268230029856866/

Here is the event page if you're interested. It does indeed conflict with Anime Revo, which is why I think it's poor planning personally due to the amount of crossover, people will definitely have a hard time picking, and photographers will likely favour Zombie Walk for the saturday day time I would imagine. It will definitely put a damper over AR's saturday.

Momimochi) Yes, SFU's up in the sclouds mountain top campus. Valhalla!

It's where AE was hosted since the get-go until about, what? 2008? When AE moved to UBC, we thought the con was going to be cancelled altogether honestly.

It was something like

AE 2007 (& all years prior): SFU
AE 2008 (almost cancelled): UBC
AE 2009: Convention Center (which imo they couldn't afford)
AE 2010: back at UBC
AE 2011 : cancelled - Cos & Effect & a Manga Marketplace were the only events run by diff organizers
AR 2012: Convention Center
AE 2012: In talks. I don't really have much hope/faith, and I think the community has lost faith by this point in them too, but we'll see what happens if they manage to get their crap together.

As far as I know, historically, AE's room bookings were handled and organized by the SFU Anime Club until 2008, which is the Company's line for why we moved to UBC. Although if you interacted with the staff it was pretty evident that they didn't want us there anymore.

Despite constant denials and attempts to smooth things over on AE's part, the SFU staff were booking other events in rooms normally reserved for AE, they blocked us out from renting townhouses, and eventually from renting any rooms altogether... they clearly didn't want us there anymore, and it was not surprising personally, based on the amount of filth and garbage AE con-goers were leaving lying around, and the nasty state they left the townhouses in after drunken underage partying.

For me, SFU was kinda far removed but I didn't mind it. UBC isn't terrible, I do agree it has faults in terms of food availability and location between buildings.. But I still have qualms with the convention center: primarily that I just don't think AE was quite ready to step into the shoes of a massive convention, the numbers were still growing. AR is, what, brand new? It doesn't seem wise to me to jump the gate and book the convention center for the first go, but I guess we'll see if they survive it financially?

sierria
02-06-2012, 01:43 AM
@Momimochi yeah it was in the mountains lol last time I went there for a con it was pretty bleary...but I went there for an astronomy event last year it was great :)

@Inuki1 thanks for the info on zombie walk :) (I can't believe I never heard of that...)
So that's why it changed to UBC...I've only been to AE once in 2006 lol s: sounds pretty bad (also due to people who don't shower at cons or so I heard they don't...)

kolibri
02-06-2012, 02:23 PM
AE 2012: In talks. I don't really have much hope/faith, and I think the community has lost faith by this point in them too, but we'll see what happens if they manage to get their crap together.
As far as I know, AE is planning on an event 2013 which makes sense - no way they could do anything this year.

AR is, what, brand new? It doesn't seem wise to me to jump the gate and book the convention center for the first go, but I guess we'll see if they survive it financially?
This is my biggest doubt with AR. I have very faith in these complete unknowns actually being able to pull off an event this scale... definitely not enough to give them money before I see the con actually happening. Not only do they have a very ambitious place to hold the con, but they also have a very challenging event schedule that they're promising... But we'll see.

I'm definitely going to the Zombie walk on Saturday, we've been going for several years running now. Not taking a day off work for AR on Friday, though I'll most likely check it out on Sunday.

Akiyhrah
02-08-2012, 04:58 PM
Considering that Fan Expo Vancouver is at the VCEC and has FAR superior guests, the Zombie Walk is the same weekend and is FREE, and Cos & Effect is the week after with a FAR MORE reasonable price, I am finding it highly unlikely that I will attend. I have many issues with AR, which I have touched on previously, and they have continued to do and say things that I shake my head at. Frankly, the overall vibe I have gotten from the staff of this con is downright deceitful, arrogant, and selfish, and I want nothing to do with it.

Now I'm not out to slander you or anything, but I have made my opinion known to those who ask, and over the months since you first announced the existence of AR I have discovered that my opinions are a popular one. You may want to stop bristling up and going on the defensive at everyone who shares their opinion or asks you a legitimate question and take a look at WHY they are saying these things. I for one was extremely excited when AR was first announced, and it's very disappointing that I have gotten to the point where I'm tempted to refuse to acknowledge it's existence as a con in Vancouver. I genuinely believe you guys have a lot of growing up to do before you can hope to run a successful convention. Look what happened to AE.

SiguusaEcho
02-13-2012, 02:24 AM
Considering that Fan Expo Vancouver is at the VCEC and has FAR superior guests, the Zombie Walk is the same weekend and is FREE, and Cos & Effect is the week after with a FAR MORE reasonable price, I am finding it highly unlikely that I will attend. I have many issues with AR, which I have touched on previously, and they have continued to do and say things that I shake my head at. Frankly, the overall vibe I have gotten from the staff of this con is downright deceitful, arrogant, and selfish, and I want nothing to do with it.

Now I'm not out to slander you or anything, but I have made my opinion known to those who ask, and over the months since you first announced the existence of AR I have discovered that my opinions are a popular one. You may want to stop bristling up and going on the defensive at everyone who shares their opinion or asks you a legitimate question and take a look at WHY they are saying these things. I for one was extremely excited when AR was first announced, and it's very disappointing that I have gotten to the point where I'm tempted to refuse to acknowledge it's existence as a con in Vancouver. I genuinely believe you guys have a lot of growing up to do before you can hope to run a successful convention. Look what happened to AE.

...I'm sorry...?
I've read your post several times over the past hour as I don't even know where to start. I'm not sure if you wanted someone to reply, but here goes, I guess.

Note: It got pretty long z.z

You probably know better than me about the initial start up of AR - I hadn't found it til Octoberish, or so my forum account tells me. The only interest I have with past mistakes is to learn from them, and correct them. Of course, not doing them again helps(My math midterm can attest, haha). Does the staff really give that negative of a vibe? I'll openly say that I'm probably biased about that - anyone who has a opinion about it is the same - as I've met most of the staff members in real life. And they're all really nice o.O I realize how generic and lame that sounds, but it's the honest truth >.< I mean, everyone has their personalities, and quirks, which all contributes to the atmosphere that I feel when I'm at a staff meeting, on the forums, or our random MSN chats... of randomness.
Everyone's fun to be around, and our staff meetings, are, uh, fun. I honestly look forward to them(Annnd now someone's gonna see and probably tease me about it :'D). I don't know how other cons run their meetings, as AR is the first con I've staffed for, but the other staff members are growing on me and becoming my third family. Trust me, I wouldn't willingly work with people who I disliked, and especially not for free >.>

Most of the staff are students, with a lot of them working part/full-time jobs as well. Most of our Directors are no longer in school, and are working in a variety of occupations. However, everyone's working hard, and putting in so much time and effort to make AR as successful as possible in its first year, all the while managing the rest of our lives... Although I'm pretty sure that AR has taken over many of our 'lives'. I agree that bristling up and being defensive is the one of the worst ways to answer questions, but at this point, I don't feel that we are doing as bad as you see it. Maybe this is just my optimistic side speaking. Not you, but there are people who are, and will keep bringing up stuff from the past, and things that have been answered over, and over again. Constructive criticism, I wouldn't mind, but some of the stuff is set to full bash/hate mode from people who don't care to see us succeed, and it's hard to read. Depressing at times, I guess. But I'm not alone in this, and despite how I might feel about at times, I know that we'll succeed.

Everyone on the team is capable, and while we're pretty silly at times, we know that there are times where we have to be serious. In terms of growing up, I believe that in running this convention, while we might have more to learn and experience, I don't find that anyone is lacking maturity. Our youngest staff member is one of the most resourceful people who I know, and wise beyond her years I might add. BUT I realize that those are my opinions, and perhaps not what a random bystander might see, or know.

To your initial points, the choice of attending any set of events is your own personal choice(...Unless you get dragged qq). Fanexpo, the Zombie Walk, and Cos & Effect all have some overlap with AR, but each event has different target audiences(some of which may overlap) and/or activities. Fanexpo now has some anime related programming, but they are still a comic con, as they've written. Also, they are holding their con in April. Zombie Walk, I know people on both sides of the fence, people who are super excited, and people, who, well, don't even want to hear the word 'zombie'. Prices for Cos & Effect are fair for the type of event that they are holding, and the C&E vs AR nutshell has been cracked open, and thrown under many, many microscopes. It's silly, as both events have their own pros and cons(no pun intended). As for our guest list, our programming team is still in the process of contacting potential guests. Well, if you decide in the end not to attend AR 2012, I hope that the results of this year's con will change your opinion for next year's xD

SiguusaEcho, signing out for now \o/

Akiyhrah
02-14-2012, 09:35 PM
Every time I have asked a question or disagreed with something AR is doing I have been met with hostility not only from the staff, but the AR community. The community as a whole has proven to be immature, petty, and unnecessarily rude. I have seen people flamed on the forums, facebook, and twitter simply for asking legitimate questions, I know several people who have similar experiences, and several others with a whole different set of issues with AR.
Like I said, I was initially excited for AR, but the overall behaviour of the staff and community has severely disappointed me. I understand that they are just regular people with school, jobs, etc., and that they are working hard to put the con together. However that is not an excuse to pick fights, flame people, and create drama. They may be nice in person, but behind their keyboards they are very arrogant and take what other people say FAR too seriously. I'd like to stress again that it is both the staff AND the community of supporters that I've seen this from, and it's downright despicable.

Sesami
02-15-2012, 10:16 PM
I'd like to ask everyone here to clam down and stop exchanging these arguments, it is obviously not going anywhere.

On a side note, our latest guests are Vincent Corazza and Ron Rubin, however, I'm afraid Lee Tockar is no longer on the list. =\

SiguusaEcho
03-09-2012, 09:29 PM
Only a couple more months. Seems so far away, yet so close at the same time! I mean, so much more to do, and I still have my cosplays to sew and everything /o\ Ah well, I have no doubts that we will pull through and make our initial year amazing. I hope everyone else is as excited as I am!

Sesami
04-21-2012, 02:37 AM
Anyone going to Fan Expo Vancouver could come visit Anime Revolution at FanExpo Vancouver! We’ll be putting on 2 panels for FanExpo and will have a booth for ticket sales and cosplay pictures! We are in the COMMUNITY section 429.

We’re also pleased to announce our official Hotel today: MARRIOTT VANCOUVER PINNACLE DOWNTOWN

This hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the Vancouver Convention Centre and is a 4 Star hotel. With a special rate of $149/night, that’s $100 in savings. Use this special link to take advantage of the deal!

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=9465567

You may also call: 1-877-513-6305 to book a Reservation (Please reference: Anime Revolution)

Another good news is that FUNimation will be our Industry guest of honour! Enjoy panels and sneak peeks hosted by FUNimation representative Sarah "Sully" Sullivan, plus several FUNimation titles showing in our viewing room!

Lumiex
04-21-2012, 05:07 PM
Yes <3 Funimation's got some pretty nice shows that I'd like to watch.

Ketsivaun
04-21-2012, 07:52 PM
Well I am definitely going to Anime Revolution this year just to give it a chance. :)
Excited to see some of the guests there.
Just waiting for money to roll in so that I can purchase a pre-reg pass but yup I'll be there. :O
Luckily I have all my costumes but I just need to get some small accessories then I am all good.

sierria
04-25-2012, 05:33 PM
D: I still have no costumes >:

I wonder if FUNimation will be playing a mix of new and old anime...and if they'll be subbed lol
one day you should get niconico to come 8D

jelly_angels
04-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Haven't been to a large convention for a long time, there's a really big cosplay community in Vancouver, can't wait to go ><

sierria
04-29-2012, 03:29 AM
Haven't been to a large convention for a long time, there's a really big cosplay community in Vancouver, can't wait to go ><

Yeaa there is!

I went to my first cosplay picnic meet today! (Also the meet for the AFT Foam Sword Tournament contest thing at AR, anyone participating in that?! :D)
Was anyone here there today?!

Unfortunately I didn't have a cosplay ready...but lots of people did! It was awesome, even just a get out (not photoshoot) gathered ~40+ cosplayers :D

There was also lots of food xD I hope we have another picnic soon :3

jelly_angels
04-29-2012, 11:10 PM
Yeaa there is!

I went to my first cosplay picnic meet today! (Also the meet for the AFT Foam Sword Tournament contest thing at AR, anyone participating in that?! :D)
Was anyone here there today?!

Unfortunately I didn't have a cosplay ready...but lots of people did! It was awesome, even just a get out (not photoshoot) gathered ~40+ cosplayers :D

There was also lots of food xD I hope we have another picnic soon :3
Oh great to know you had fun, you'll definitely meet a lot more people at the convention!

Kid-Icarus
04-30-2012, 01:49 PM
Yeaa there is!

I went to my first cosplay picnic meet today! (Also the meet for the AFT Foam Sword Tournament contest thing at AR, anyone participating in that?! :D)
Was anyone here there today?!

Unfortunately I didn't have a cosplay ready...but lots of people did! It was awesome, even just a get out (not photoshoot) gathered ~40+ cosplayers :D

There was also lots of food xD I hope we have another picnic soon :3

Lol you went to the picnic too?? XD the one in Burnaby Central Park?? If so I was there too X))

Lumiex
04-30-2012, 08:22 PM
Speaking about all those cosplays and picnics, anyone want to do a cosplay meet up somewhere in Vancouver anytime soon prior to the con to do a little "get to know each other"?

Kid-Icarus
05-01-2012, 01:08 AM
Speaking about all those cosplays and picnics, anyone want to do a cosplay meet up somewhere in Vancouver anytime soon prior to the con to do a little "get to know each other"?

There is actually a lot of events happening prior to the cons, about 4 that I heard of so far. And most likely there will be more some where along the lines, but I am down to do a get together, and make new friends :)

Sesami
05-12-2012, 12:48 AM
As far as I'm aware, our viewing room will be playing whatever Funimation has to offer, but our programming team get to choose what to play, maybe with a few insisted by Funimation? :P

sierria
05-23-2012, 02:30 AM
omg super late reply guys~ but yeah let's have another meet up.
Haha who did you guys go as o:

T_T I haven't heard of any of these events (maybe because I am not friends with the cosplayers so I don't get invited xD)

Oh but I do know there's another sword tourney meet cus it was posted on the AR forum xD /lurks

edit: omg Kid-Icarus, just looked at your cosplay list~ I super want to see Minamimoto, Lavi and Soma >< XD cant wait for pics

MelMuff
05-30-2012, 02:13 PM
I really want to go but flights are really expensive from Ontario. If I am able to go, I need to save a lot of money. Does anyone know a place where I can sleep for free or cheap like a budget hotel?

SiguusaEcho
06-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Hey Mel, just wanted to say YAY for managing to get a awesome deal on a flight xD

MelMuff
06-13-2012, 11:05 AM
Hey Mel, just wanted to say YAY for managing to get a awesome deal on a flight xD
Thanks. Glad that things suddenly change after I made those posts about not going. I really had given up and then a miracle happened. :D

sierria
07-05-2012, 03:37 AM
grats on your flight Mel :)
see you there! :D

Kid-Icarus
07-11-2012, 06:46 AM
Lol, sierria my whole list was wiped out. I am no longer interested in those characters, since I will be making a Shaman King group. And maybe joining the One Piece group :P btw if you are interested in these events I would gladly add you too them, just add me up on fb and I'll send you all the details on any up coming events if any. My names Jed Cadiz :P

sierria
07-14-2012, 06:44 PM
LOL
no problem
I am totally into Shaman King too!! hahaha I haven't caught up in One piece yet though...am super behind Dx

Sesami
07-27-2012, 01:57 AM
Sorry for being quiet for so long, it has been busy for every staff for the con, it's hard to keep every forum with all the latest information, I hope those of you who are interested are checking the latest info on our website, for those of you who didn't, Jouji Nakata (Kotomine Kirei from Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero) will be coming to Anime Revolution as our guest, also coming are The 404s!

Hope to see everyone at the con :)

Sesami
08-14-2012, 05:50 AM
Prices for autograph and photo booth are out! here they are!

Autographs / Prints
The Sailor Moon Crew
(Terri Hawkes, Vincent Corazza, Sugar Lyn Beard, Susan Roman, Katie Griffin, Ron Rubin)

$10 for an autographed print.
$7 for a signature on a personal item belonging to attendee, such as Sailor Moon character doll, poster, T-

shirt, manga or things from other series that voice actor has been involved with as well.
$15 for a signed print plus a signature on another item presented like a toy, poster, t-shirt, manga, etc.

($10 for the print and $5 for the extra item.)
**Terri Hawkes would like all proceeds from her sessions to go to the Starlight Foundation.**

Sarah Edmondson $10 for a signed print.

Kristie Marsden $10 for a signed print.

Matthew Erickson $10 for a signed print.

Noah Antwiler (The Spoony One) $5 for prints.

Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic / That Guy With The Glasses)

$10 for a signed prints
$20 for a signed DVD
He will sign program books for free.

Irulanne $5 for a signed print and will autograph program books for free.

404′s - $10 for a signed print and will autograph program books for free.

Jessica Nigri $10 for prints. No extra charge for autographs.

Sam Logan Is doing Autographs for free when people buy his stuff at his AA table.

Angela Melick Same as Sam Logan. She will autograph right at her table too.

Jouji Nakata No Fee for Autographs.

Photobooth
$30 for a professional and personal print with a guest.

On a side note, check out our awesome video for the Anime Revolution Pokemon Master Challenge!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zdq2Hrqyj5U

Even though I won't be in it but I am so excited about this tournament!

I'll see you all at the con! :D

SiguusaEcho
08-14-2012, 03:15 PM
We really need our own forum here D: But only 2 more days until pass pick up! And 3 days til the party starts 8D

jelly_angels
08-14-2012, 08:23 PM
Omg! Only 2 days left!!!

sierria
08-15-2012, 02:01 AM
awesome!
Jouji Nakata's autograph fee is....FREE!
I will have to drop by the meet and greet, panels, and autograph...><
If only there were some other jp vas there to "roleplay" with him haha
*coughgilgameshcough*

Lumiex
08-15-2012, 11:48 PM
And pass pickups tomorrow. YEs? Yes.

Yunalescka
08-16-2012, 12:37 PM
Can't wait!!!! :)

Yunalescka
08-16-2012, 01:00 PM
My friend is looking to buy cosplay if anyone is selling. Pm me if u got anything! She is normally a xs-S

sierria
08-21-2012, 04:59 AM
it was pretty fun~
my first real cosplay experience...some people wanted photos o_o I was so embarassed because I didn't know what to do ><
I wish there where some artbook vendors...but that really helped me save money XD

Yunalescka
08-21-2012, 07:00 AM
yea I cosplayed for the first time too and it was so fun! :)

sierria
12-29-2012, 01:32 AM
So it was announced some time ago that AR will be back next year~ (wohoo tickets $40...pretty cheap! compared to...you know hahah)
Ahh I wonder if I'll get some cosplay in next year...I felt really self concious in cosplay though XD so maybe I'd like to just go casual...
I'm gonna update my signature to some possible cosplays hmmmmm

animazn
01-04-2013, 10:34 PM
I missed Anime Rev cause I was at the zombie walk xD but I went to AE Akimatsuri and it was fun! Y'all should go to Cos&Effect too! it's fun!

jreikoh
01-13-2013, 12:38 AM
Yeah, Anime Revolution is fun! I can't wait into AR 2013, this years.... I'm planning to cosplay as a bear! Anyone else cosplaying? :D

sierria
01-13-2013, 09:11 PM
I missed Anime Rev cause I was at the zombie walk xD but I went to AE Akimatsuri and it was fun! Y'all should go to Cos&Effect too! it's fun!

I actually went to every con in Vancouver last year! (2012 including fan expo, minicomi, ar, c/e and akimatsuri)
But honestly I enjoyed going to the others only for the Vendors hall/cosplay (Except fan expo, fan expo was great), but I think the programming was really lacking.

I'd probably rate my experience last year as
AR = Fan Expo > Akimatsuri > Cos and Effect
simply because I didn't feel satisfied with Cos and Effect's Vendor hall at all. I was truly dissapointed ): Akimatsuri's vendor hall was a bit better (perhaps have it split into 3-4 rooms gave the illusion of more content ahah)
Between Fan Expo and AR hmm it's difficult becuase Fan Expo had some really awesome stuff (that was not anime related as well) and ARTBOOKS YES GOD ARTBOOKS. I would be very happy if AR got an artbook vendor next year XD

Minicomi wasn't included due to it being only a one day artist market but I've been going to Minicomi for years, it's great and free! I'd recommend it to everyone.

I'll be going out of Canada to a con for the first time this year so I will have more to compare with when I get back from Sakura Con ohohohohoho

tl;dr lol
AR = Fan Expo > Akimatsuri > Cos and Effect
Minicomi is great

Kaijugal
01-17-2013, 10:30 AM
Hi guys, :wave:

I'm wondering if anybody here is , (or knows somebody) on the concom of these Vancouver conventions?

I'm looking for some contacts out on the west coast to help promote Costume-Con, since it's coming to Canada for the first time in 18 years.

Thanks in advance.
Feel free to PM me with any questions.

Cheers!

animazn
01-23-2013, 09:37 PM
I actually went to every con in Vancouver last year! (2012 including fan expo, minicomi, ar, c/e and akimatsuri)
But honestly I enjoyed going to the others only for the Vendors hall/cosplay (Except fan expo, fan expo was great), but I think the programming was really lacking.

I'd probably rate my experience last year as
AR = Fan Expo > Akimatsuri > Cos and Effect
simply because I didn't feel satisfied with Cos and Effect's Vendor hall at all. I was truly dissapointed ): Akimatsuri's vendor hall was a bit better (perhaps have it split into 3-4 rooms gave the illusion of more content ahah)
Between Fan Expo and AR hmm it's difficult becuase Fan Expo had some really awesome stuff (that was not anime related as well) and ARTBOOKS YES GOD ARTBOOKS. I would be very happy if AR got an artbook vendor next year XD

Minicomi wasn't included due to it being only a one day artist market but I've been going to Minicomi for years, it's great and free! I'd recommend it to everyone.

I'll be going out of Canada to a con for the first time this year so I will have more to compare with when I get back from Sakura Con ohohohohoho

tl;dr lol
AR = Fan Expo > Akimatsuri > Cos and Effect
Minicomi is great

I think I'm gonna go to Sakura con next year haha. Too busy at this point xD Didn't go to Fan Expo but I heard it was awesome. Akimatsuri was kinda boring I guess program wise and the fact that it was only two days. Cos&Effect's vendors hall is kinda pitiful, but I volunteered last year so I can put in a word for it. Can't wait to start cosplaying again!

Scrittle
01-25-2013, 08:58 PM
I'll possibly be going to Anime Revolution this year

sierria
01-26-2013, 03:41 AM
I think I'm gonna go to Sakura con next year haha. Too busy at this point xD Didn't go to Fan Expo but I heard it was awesome. Akimatsuri was kinda boring I guess program wise and the fact that it was only two days. Cos&Effect's vendors hall is kinda pitiful, but I volunteered last year so I can put in a word for it. Can't wait to start cosplaying again!

Ahaha I'll let you guys know about my first SakCon experience this year ;)

Buy yeah I found programming for Aki and C/E pretty pitiful too XD (but I don't really attend panels, they're not my biggest draw anyways)

Ummmmm (back on topic?? XD) I hope to see you all at AR (or where ever) this year~ I've got my tickets :p

animazn
01-30-2013, 07:43 PM
Ahaha I'll let you guys know about my first SakCon experience this year ;)

Buy yeah I found programming for Aki and C/E pretty pitiful too XD (but I don't really attend panels, they're not my biggest draw anyways)

Ummmmm (back on topic?? XD) I hope to see you all at AR (or where ever) this year~ I've got my tickets :p

for sure! my cosplays are in my sig so you'll know who I am :D what are y'all cosplaying as? or what did you wear at aki or cos&effect last year?

sierria
02-05-2013, 12:57 AM
I was Kuroko at Akimatsuri/AR last year. This year's list will be updated as I figure things out~ (I'm the shy type so I might have some normal days instead lol)

animazn
02-05-2013, 11:22 PM
I can get shy too but since I'm both Natsu and Black Star don't think you'll see much of it xD acting while cosplaying to the max :) expect lots of fights and screams

jelly_angels
02-18-2013, 04:07 PM
Oh ho! Had fun last year, gonna go back again, love the con at Waterfront, feels very con-ny :P

Surebu
02-19-2013, 02:12 AM
yaay cant wait going to be my first con, sad part is i have nobody to go with since ppl i know dislike anime :'(

animazn
02-19-2013, 10:14 PM
yaay cant wait going to be my first con, sad part is i have nobody to go with since ppl i know dislike anime :'(
You can hang with us :D whatcha cosplayin?

sierria
02-20-2013, 02:10 AM
yaay cant wait going to be my first con, sad part is i have nobody to go with since ppl i know dislike anime :'(

whaaattt lol ):
I know how you feel...I have a hard time talking about anime with people. I feel all embarassed and defensive if someone I barely know asks me about anime (if I can't tell if they like it or not) XD

Surebu
02-27-2013, 09:39 PM
TBH, nobody in real life knows that I like anime or am going to an anime convention except for two people ONLY because they brought up the fact that they liked a specific series or anime LOL. and maybe animazn if its not too weird :S

animazn
03-02-2013, 08:12 PM
TBH, nobody in real life knows that I like anime or am going to an anime convention except for two people ONLY because they brought up the fact that they liked a specific series or anime LOL. and maybe animazn if its not too weird :S
LOL well I'm going with my cousin who's pretty awesome and a friend of mine :) we're doing fairy tail for one of the days. You don't have to join us for the whole time but you're more than welcome to hang with us at a panel or outside and stuff :)

animazn
03-04-2013, 08:54 PM
Did you here about anime rev?? Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn are coming!! I'm so excited now! :O

Sesami
03-09-2013, 03:14 AM
Here's a guest list update =3

Vic Mignogna
Jessica Nigri
Origa
Todd Haberkorn
Newton Pittman
Doug Walker
Fighting Dreamers

Also our industry guests are:

Crunchyroll
Funimation

Oh, please don't forget our 30% discount ends at the end of this month.

sierria
03-09-2013, 05:44 AM
^^^^^^
can't wait till the Japanese guest is released hehehe

animazn
03-10-2013, 10:45 PM
So many Fairy Tail people :) good call on my part to cosplay Natsu :) I've got a Gray with me as well :D

Surebu
03-19-2013, 12:00 AM
sorry for my last minute post, but does anyone know any cosplay shops in bc? I couple of them closed so im not sure :( or any wig stores around $30?

animazn
03-21-2013, 01:11 AM
Best bet would be looking in Richmond Center I guess? I know there are some in Washington.

Surebu
03-21-2013, 10:38 PM
Best bet would be looking in Richmond Center I guess? I know there are some in Washington.

for wig or cosplay shops ? :S

animazn
03-23-2013, 02:35 AM
I buy wigs online. Like I said you're probably not gonna find any xD

Surebu
03-23-2013, 06:14 AM
anyone going jfest tmmr? T___T i got a last minute haruhi costume

animazn
03-23-2013, 03:33 PM
Sadly I can't make it :( plus my friends ditched me too so that sucks :( You can try looking at jfest for some wigs or costumes. Although I doubt they will have anything really good, since its more of a festival than a convention.

Surebu
03-25-2013, 06:58 PM
yea there werent any good costumes and it was pretty small :(

animazn
03-27-2013, 02:07 AM
aw darn :/ well you can always get a commisioner or get a friend who knows how to sew. My friend made my Black Star cosplay and taught me how to sew. Now I'm gonna try to make my own cosplays too!

awesome haruhi cosplay btw! :D

Surebu
03-27-2013, 03:56 AM
aw darn :/ well you can always get a commisioner or get a friend who knows how to sew. My friend made my Black Star cosplay and taught me how to sew. Now I'm gonna try to make my own cosplays too!

awesome haruhi cosplay btw! :D

yea.. i rly wish i took textiles in grade 12 now...:( it would help alot T__T since the costume was last minute i had to make the headband out of scratch out of cheap fabric LOOOL it took me way longer than it was supposed to :(

animazn
03-27-2013, 03:09 PM
yea.. i rly wish i took textiles in grade 12 now...:( it would help alot T__T since the costume was last minute i had to make the headband out of scratch out of cheap fabric LOOOL it took me way longer than it was supposed to :(
Yeah I've never sewn before so I'm not that great xD made so many mistakes on my kimono. But I'm sure I'll get better over time :) its actually not that hard to work. I become a perfectionist when I sew xD

Surebu
03-27-2013, 11:20 PM
yea im not usre how ppl can sew from fabric and all the measurements and such and then the actual sewing x__x im so noob.

animazn
03-28-2013, 01:21 AM
I can't sew straight xD which is a problem, but I think once you get the hang of it then its not too bad.

iKurisu
03-28-2013, 04:59 AM
.............................................

animazn
03-28-2013, 09:38 PM
yeah I know that they are two different ones. LOL I didn't hear about it being bankrupt. Maybe that's why they cost so much D:

sierria
04-15-2013, 07:35 AM
nahh they cost lots cus everything in Vancouver is super OP, including renting out the vancouver convention center, but hey if you play smart and get your passes early you can get them for cheap and it's great XD
I know I won't be doing anything but summer school in the summer anyways so I always get the cheapest price.

animazn
04-15-2013, 07:22 PM
hahaha that's so true xD mmm I kinda fit my schedule around the anime cons xD

Surebu
08-15-2013, 08:10 AM
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DTJAAAAM
08-19-2013, 09:44 PM
Had a great time taking pics over the weekend, which surprised me due to the size of the con. I'd definitely go back for another go next year. All my pics from the weekend will eventually be here. Right now it's just Friday's set:

Anime Revolution 2013 (http://www.dtjaaaam.com/Anime-Revolution-2013)

EDIT 1

All of Saturday's photos are now posted as well.

EDIT 2

All of Sunday's pics are done.

potexaco
11-07-2013, 09:27 PM
OK so I have no idea what the general consensus and opinion is of this con on here, but I need to share my opinion and experiences because this Con is nowhere near as great and amazing as everyone seems to think it is.

For starters the programming is terrible, and the way they treat their panelists is absolutely disgusting. The majority of the programming is guest run only as opposed to fan run content, which not only makes for a much more boring experience for people who have no interest in guests, but also means that the ticket price is much higher as the con has to pay for all the guests they're bringing in. The panelists who ARE actually accepted are treated very poorly. Myself and several of my friends were denied running our panels because we had either run them at Anime Evolution of Cos & Effect in the past, and were only told a few days in advance of the con that we were not allowed to be panelists. When asked for a ticket refund we were refused. Also, there have been instances where they have not allowed a panel/event to be run at their con due to the fact it had been run at other cons, and rather than accept the fact that the event organizer would rather run the event elsewhere they stole the event and very poorly renamed it. Changing the Walkoff to the Walkon? You're not fooling anybody.

Another issue I've had with them is their press, and their inability to accept that Cosplay is not Consent. I did hang out around the outside of the convention, one day in cosplay and one day not (however I was with my group of friends who are a VERY large Shingeki cosplay group). On the day where I was in cosplay press photographers were constantly taking photos of me without my permission, and I asked them to please ask first. I was also there for GISHWHES, so for anyone who wanted a picture of me the "price" was for me to take a picture with them for the competition. Of course, none of the press photographers went along with the request and were mad at me when I wouldn't allow for pictures. Then on the day I wasn't there in cosplay I was, again, getting a group shot for GISHWHES. For those who don't know the GISHWHES rules you are not allowed to have photos of your entries outside of where you are hosting the image, otherwise your team could be disqualified. Again, a press photographer was trying to take a picture, and I kept telling him no this one shot was for competition, and that after that he could ask the cosplayers for consent. He ignored me, so I blocked his shots. He then, again without my consent, took a picture of me and told me he was going to report me to the convention and make sure I was permanently banned.

I'm not the first one to be banned either. There are many of us who are panelists or volunteers/staff who help out at Anime Evolution and Cos and Effect who are banned from helping at Anime Revolution, and are accused of being spies for those cons. I'm sorry, but if you're accusing me of being a spy, then why are you stealing panels from us?

Overall I am absolutely disgusted with this convention, the way it's run, and I really hope that people will eventually see how terrible this con really is behind the facade, and will hopefully not waste their money on it again.