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Lightning Count
12-08-2002, 08:21 PM
I haven't been able to find out if there'll be an AXNY for 2003, does anybody know? Did anybody go to the one this year? How was it???????

Cassandra
12-08-2002, 08:23 PM
There isn't one for 2003. It was a one shot deal for 2002. (Though, I'm not saying that's permanent...maybe one day in the future, AX will decide to keep AXNY.)

TheAnarCHris
12-09-2002, 06:09 PM
From what I've been told, there won't be a AX in NY until after 2005. Until then BaaF will be running the show, like they did back in 2k1

Lightning Count
12-09-2002, 06:49 PM
Oh shoot, I see......well, have either of you been to a con called Big Apple something.......I believe it was the same as AXNY last year??

Cassandra
12-09-2002, 07:01 PM
That's BAAF. Big Apple Anime Fest. I didn't go to either one of them last year. They co-sponsored AXNY. But they are completely separate.

TheAnarCHris
12-09-2002, 11:50 PM
I went to both BaaF and AXNY. BaaF was a lot of fun the first year they had it, though kinda small. But now with more sponsers and more experience (and that fact they know what NOT to do thanks to AXNY), it should be better. I'm going that entire weekend.

Lightning Count
12-10-2002, 08:07 PM
Sounds like there isn't a LARGE anime convention in New York then? (I mean something compared to the size of Anime Expo...or something like that, ya know?)

Cassandra
12-10-2002, 08:09 PM
The only convention in the US that is even comparable to Anime Expo is Otakon, which is in Baltimore.

LionBoogy
12-10-2002, 08:51 PM
AXNY and Big Apple Anime Fest are two totally separate events. They just happen to coincide and share some guests and that's about it. The staff were totally separate and don't even share the same structure because AXNY was fan-based, and BAAF is paid-professional.

AXNY staff was comprised of staffers from Otakon, Anime Boston, AX, Shoujocon, Yuricon, Genericon, and Anime North, and it was designed to create anime awareness in NYC at the same time provide a HUGE amount of charity for 9/11. It was also a long-range experiment and test run to help us practice for AX Tokyo in 2004.

I UNDERLINE the 9/11 Charity and support for rebuilding NYC again and again. That was a big thing and why we really did that with such enthusiasm.

- Lionel

TheAnarCHris
12-16-2002, 08:44 AM
Sounds like there isn't a LARGE anime convention in New York then? (I mean something compared to the size of Anime Expo...or something like that, ya know?)

No of course not, NY sucks like that. Otakon's the way to go for a HUGE con, but hey I'm going yo both, so it's all good. ^/^

Pool Cue Ronin
12-26-2002, 09:28 AM
We'll always have BAAF, won't we?
I want to go to at least one before I die.

Lightning Count
12-26-2002, 07:06 PM
Oooh, Otakon, huh? You've sparked my curiousity!! ;o)
I just HOPE that I can do atleast ONE con OUTSIDE of California

TheAnarCHris
12-27-2002, 11:25 PM
Yes both Otakon and BaaF both rock, Otakon, just for being friggin amazing, and BaaF for being one of the two cons I'm actually fear and known at ^/^

Sakura
12-28-2002, 12:19 PM
Lightning Count, if you go to a con outside of Cali you should definately do Otakon... it's so huge and awesome! The only downfall for me was all that walking... it was so big and after awhile my feet hurt lol. But everything there was really well-organized (in my opinion) so it's definately worth it.

TheAnarCHris
01-03-2003, 02:24 AM
Lightning Count, if you go to a con outside of Cali you should definately do Otakon... it's so huge and awesome! The only downfall for me was all that walking... it was so big and after awhile my feet hurt lol. But everything there was really well-organized (in my opinion) so it's definately worth it.



Indeed, I cannot wait to go back again this year, esp seeing how I actually have ppl to cosplay with this year. A 20+ Kingdom Hearts group and a Outlaw Star group makes me all warm and fuzzy ^_^=

KaineMaxwell
01-03-2003, 03:16 PM
I was at BAAF's 1st yr and loved it myself..even though I missed meeting Christopher sabot.

Oshidori
01-11-2003, 11:47 AM
Otakon 2002 was my first con, and i'm glad it was! It totally hooked me, and now if i can scrounge up the cash, i've become a con junkie!

I wish BAAF were as big or bigger, it would be cool if it reached a big enough attendance to facilitate someplace like the Javits Center or the Pavillion or someplace huge. One day...

Zevchan
01-11-2003, 12:48 PM
And don't forget Anime Boston. From New York, Boston is only about 4-5 hours drive away, and AMAZINGLY simple to get to (take Inerstate 90 ;P). We hope to be the AX of the (North) East one day.

TheAnarCHris
01-12-2003, 12:22 AM
Well I'll be at AB....and not to be a jerk or anythingbut I tink Otakon's the AX of the east.....but good luck none the less

Ranma Saotome
01-12-2003, 03:08 AM
Originally posted by Oshidori
I wish BAAF were as big or bigger, it would be cool if it reached a big enough attendance to facilitate someplace like the Javits Center or the Pavillion or someplace huge. One day...

BAAF in the Javits Center? New York's answer to Otakon! XD I could so see that one!

SailorMo
01-12-2003, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by Ranma Saotome
BAAF in the Javits Center? New York's answer to Otakon! XD I could so see that one!


HIGHLY unlikely... First off, the site fees are ridiculous. Plus, it's all union, so everything has to be done by a PAID union worker-- which means you can't even plug a projector in by yourself-- a union electrician has to do it. Dealers would have to pay union movers to unload and reload their stuff. It goes on and on. Way too expensive.

Ranma Saotome
01-12-2003, 12:01 PM
But since BAAF is backed by CPM, it possible. They'd go bankrupt in doing so, but wouldn't it be worth it? XD

<-- Is Union, I know how it is. ^^;;;

SailorMo
01-12-2003, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Ranma Saotome
But since BAAF is backed by CPM, it possible. They'd go bankrupt in doing so, but wouldn't it be worth it? XD


I can't help but laugh at your statement... ::shakes head::

So they can follow the footsteps of Anime East??

There are so many cons right now, everyone has their pick. No one's gonna back a con they think is gonna go bankrupt. That is preposterous.

Ranma Saotome
01-12-2003, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by SailorMo
I can't help but laugh at your statement... ::shakes head::

So they can follow the footsteps of Anime East??

There are so many cons right now, everyone has their pick. No one's gonna back a con they think is gonna go bankrupt. That is preposterous.

Laugh eh? That's why I posted it! :D

Anime East?

You're right, at least 30+ cons this year. It is preposterous, but I'll bet you someone on staff suggested that.

SailorMo
01-12-2003, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by Ranma Saotome
Anime East?

It was only the largest anime convention on the east coast back in '95... then unfortunately it went bankrupt. Found their old site-- amazingly it's still up...
http://www.shizukapress.com/Otaking/ae/ae.html

You're right, at least 30+ cons this year. It is preposterous, but I'll bet you someone on staff suggested that.

It was suggested for AnimeNEXT! too, but then we found out what it was gonna cost and the catches... n.n Not gonna fly. We're aiming for the Meadowlands Convention Center sometime down the road...

TheAnarCHris
01-12-2003, 10:29 PM
Personally I like the idea of BaaF at the Marrot myself, it was soo much better than that basement we were stuck in for the Baff back in 2k1.

Ranma Saotome
01-12-2003, 11:21 PM
The basement was so bad, capt that you had to WALK several blocks to signings.

Meadowlands? Now that would be truly own...