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Avian_Firefly
08-10-2004, 01:06 PM
I was wondering who from MD was going to be at the convention?



We are planning a photoshoot for Saturday at 3 in the lobby. Anyone interested just add on to the thread ^_^.

Mandyness
08-10-2004, 02:20 PM
I might be going to Anime USA it mostly up to my rents but it probably a yes. And yes i am from Maryland.

lunasreincarnat
08-10-2004, 11:25 PM
im going! favorite convention ^.^!!! yeah frederick maryland baby!

Mandyness
08-10-2004, 11:47 PM
im going! favorite convention ^.^!!! yeah frederick maryland baby!
I use to live down there. Then i moved out of state then back up by annapolise

chibistarpower
08-11-2004, 02:16 PM
whee I'll be there ^^ I live in md, blahhhhhhhh, this is sucha fun con ^^

Kagematsuri
08-12-2004, 01:04 AM
I'll be there. ^_^ I've (sadly) lived in Maryland all my life.

Mandyness
08-12-2004, 04:34 PM
I have lived all over the world. ^_^" But rite now i live in Maryland

Fireflystar
08-12-2004, 07:53 PM
Would it be redundent to say I'm going and I'm from MD...yes...oh well.

Seems like my almost all my friends are going to this con, which is always more fun since we don't have to worry about gettin lost or whatever.

I hope they have karaoke revolution there again dis time ^_^

CHAOS
08-12-2004, 11:11 PM
I'm from here and I'll be there. :)

sushified
08-13-2004, 01:04 AM
^-^ I'm from Maryland. I'll be attending AUSA with two of my friends, so, yay.

Mandyness
08-13-2004, 01:25 AM
YAY! more Maryland people WOOHHOOOO. LoL okay no sleep mean me being hyper/ randome lol

sushified
08-13-2004, 02:05 AM
Haha, don't worry. You're not the only one up really late like this. XD

Avian_Firefly
08-13-2004, 12:45 PM
YAY ^_^ so many MD people to meet!

Mandyness
08-13-2004, 03:03 PM
Haha, don't worry. You're not the only one up really late like this. XD
YAY i'm not the only night owl. LOL

Darkskuld
08-13-2004, 05:28 PM
I'll be there. ^_^ I've (sadly) lived in Maryland all my life.


I have lived in Maryland all my life as well. ^^;

Tess
08-13-2004, 05:48 PM
Yup, I'm from Cumberland [way off in the wild west] and will be attending [hopefully] with three of my friends. ^_^ T'will be our second con, after Otakon. Looking forward to experiencing such a drastically different atmosphere.

@-->--- Tess

fushigi-chan
08-15-2004, 11:23 AM
Yup, from Maryland. Bethesda/Rockville area =D

anyways, Avian, were we going to plan a gathering of any sorts for MD cosplayers? If we did it on Saturday, I could bring some food like cookies, pocky, etc ^_^

YunalescaSummon
08-15-2004, 11:35 AM
What about an MD cosplayers' photoshoot?! That would be entertaining.
Ah, btw, from VA, living in MD--sadly enough--and going back to VA for the con! Whee!

Darkskuld
08-15-2004, 11:59 AM
A photoshoot sounds cool. I am up for it

Yucari
08-15-2004, 02:08 PM
Ooh, a photoshoot XD I'm from Reisterstown, and I'll definately be there. Look for a Mad Hatter (Angel Sanctuary...need to change my signature now) on Friday or a Kagura Sohma (Fruits Basket) on saturday and say hi! ^^

-Cari

lunasreincarnat
08-15-2004, 04:17 PM
a photo shoot would be cool, as long as its not intfering with the costume contest. also the place is kinda cramped so we would need to find an open space sorta for pics... maybe outside if it isnt that cold?

YunalescaSummon
08-15-2004, 05:58 PM
Yeah. We could do it in front of the main doors for the hotel. It's a covered area, but a pretty big space. Plus the hotel has a very nice facade that will make for a pretty backdrop.

Mandyness
08-15-2004, 08:42 PM
that sounds cool to me

We should make a sign saying Maryland Cosplayers.

Avian_Firefly
08-15-2004, 08:57 PM
yeah, fushigi-chan a photoshoot would be great. This is my first time there so someone else should chose the location. Snacks are good too. I'm from Carroll County. Another MD for life too. ^_^

Mandyness
08-15-2004, 09:02 PM
yeah, fushigi-chan a photoshoot would be great. This is my first time there so someone else should chose the location. Snacks are good too. I'm from Carroll County. Another MD for life too. ^_^
Same here my first time there also. I feel werid there so many people that have lived in MD all there lives and i haven't ^_^"

YunalescaSummon
08-15-2004, 09:39 PM
Anime USA is really oddly set up, so our best bets would be in the front of the building or poolside.

Mandyness
08-15-2004, 09:40 PM
pool side??

Kagematsuri
08-16-2004, 01:03 AM
A MD cosplayers shoot? Sounds nice, I'm up for it!

YunalescaSummon
08-16-2004, 11:14 AM
There's an indoor pool. I haven't been to that hotel in a while, so I don't remember how large the space is. I'll check it out once I get to the con. I plan on holding the Final Fantasy cosplayers shoot there, but I really don't want anyone to fall in the water...

Mandyness
08-16-2004, 12:23 PM
Ya i don't think you want to fall in the pool that wouldn't be good at all ^_^". do they have a pinic area where you can take some of the pictures? I have no clue but i'm just thinking about some ideas to help out with the photo shoot.

lunasreincarnat
08-16-2004, 04:49 PM
hmm i remember it being really small... there is really no place for lke a photoshoot, unless we have it um outside or something like that... there are like other like secret spaces around the con that no one every walks thru.... if the pool area is open ( i know that last year some times it was closed) we could have it there or like on the steps going down to the pool, since it is pretty there...

so 1st thing should we have it friday? saturday? or sunday?

Mandyness
08-16-2004, 06:17 PM
hmm i remember it being really small... there is really no place for lke a photoshoot, unless we have it um outside or something like that... there are like other like secret spaces around the con that no one every walks thru.... if the pool area is open ( i know that last year some times it was closed) we could have it there or like on the steps going down to the pool, since it is pretty there...

so 1st thing should we have it friday? saturday? or sunday?
Saturday or sunday Friday i'm coming late i have school. so those day would work better for me.

YunalescaSummon
08-16-2004, 09:07 PM
I suggest Saturday, because that seems to be the day that most people will be at the con.

lunasreincarnat
08-16-2004, 09:58 PM
ok sat it is...

now for a time and place?

YunalescaSummon
08-16-2004, 10:24 PM
Early afternoon? 3-ish?

Mandyness
08-16-2004, 10:53 PM
that could work for me i think

Fireflystar
08-16-2004, 11:59 PM
NO MORNING PHOTOSHOOTS. So yes, 3 works for me ^^; let's just do it in the lobby,with the cute couch and pretty marble and stuff. If people are there, they'll have to get out of our way for 10 minutes.
Let us not forget Katsucon and the 50,000 photoshoots within 2 inches of each other, we just gotta make room >D

lunasreincarnat
08-17-2004, 12:05 AM
ok sat at 3 in the lobby i guess. unless someone else has any better ideas. I am just worried about the space there is for us to be able to get pretty photos done.

fushigi-chan
08-17-2004, 01:16 AM
ok sat at 3 in the lobby i guess. unless someone else has any better ideas. I am just worried about the space there is for us to be able to get pretty photos done.
Yes, I was about to suggest an early afternoon photoshoot =b

but anyways, I think the lobby sounds good. Perhaps if there wasn't room in the lobby we could have someone with the sign standing there and redirecting ppl elsewhere (like say outside or to the pool, etc). Speaking of which, if no one else volunteers, I'm sure I could bring a sign =) Just tell me what I should put on it

ps. Avian, since Saturday at 3pm in the lobby seems to be good for most people, perhaps u could edit ur first post to include this info ^_^

anyways, see you all there! *tho it's still a few months away >_>;; lol*

Avian_Firefly
08-17-2004, 08:30 AM
OKay, I will add this info. I hope it doesn't interfere with the hall costume contest. i know alot of people are doing that ^_^

YunalescaSummon
08-17-2004, 10:43 AM
The hall costume contest takes place in a separate room. Not the "hall." ^^'' They like screwing with our heads with that name...

Avian_Firefly
08-17-2004, 01:52 PM
I know, i just don't want anyone to miss it b/c of the MD shoot. Especially since I'm going to be in the contest, lol. It'd be sad o miss my own shoot.

Neko Cathy
08-17-2004, 04:34 PM
I may go there for a day... but Nekocon, being a bigger convention w/ more events... sorry that rules over.

Darxim
08-17-2004, 05:46 PM
Nekocon may have more people in attendance, but I'm pretty sure they don't have more events.

sushified
08-17-2004, 08:05 PM
This will be my first time going, so I have no idea where anything is. +_+ Lobby, though, is it fairly straightforward? And yeah, I think a sign would be helpful... to me at least, ahaha.

Avian_Firefly
08-17-2004, 09:10 PM
yeah, my first time too. I will let everyone know my room # when I know it.

lunasreincarnat
08-18-2004, 12:03 AM
well if you want an easier spot that everyone can find... we can have it right outside the hotel (if its not to cold). that way EVERYONE can find it lol ^.^

is anyone going to the final fantsy shoot at 3 at the pool? if soo i think we may need to change it since like someone has already set up a shoot for that time.

if not we can have it at the same time we were planning on.

there are a couple shoots going on maybe some one should start a photoshoot-gathering thread.

this is wierd since like last year was like dead. lol.

Darxim
08-18-2004, 02:23 AM
This year is indeed weird for Anime USA. There seems to be a lot more buzz about it. I guess we just did so well last year. Also, since Christian isn't doing absolutely everything this year, it's freed him up to make a lot more progress in many areas he wasn't able to explore before. That man works like a horse and rider. Also, last year, we spent a great deal of resources acquiring equipment. Since we have all that equipment for this year, we're able to spend those resources elsewhere.

What's even more weird is how many experienced staffers we suddenly have. Ah, and we have a few artists, too. I've only gotten artwork out of two of them so far (Kei Blue, our regular savior, and new is John Staton, who just kicks ass). Last year I didn't have any cool art for the program book, but this year will be different.

This year, we're also going to have signs. Which reminds me... that's my department... doh.

lunasreincarnat
08-18-2004, 03:10 AM
ha i wonder why it suddenly got so popular ( good for you not for me) i like anime usa becuase it is soo small lol... but i guess it will be kinda refressing to see nce faces in a small con lol

YunalescaSummon
08-18-2004, 09:44 AM
Which Final Fantasy shoot? The general one is at 2...

Darxim
08-18-2004, 01:01 PM
Our expectance this year is 2000 attendees (number does not include staff, dealers, guests, etc). Last year we had about 1500 of those. It's not a huge step up. It'll be nice to have more people in the panels and workshops, though (of course, the signs will also help with that).

Fireflystar
08-18-2004, 02:58 PM
Yeah but still, an extra 500 is nothing to cough at, cause I remember the hallways being really crowded on Saturday, so it wasn't completely dead last year.

All I know is that I didn't even *wait* in any line to register on Friday, I just walked straight up, got registered and went into an elevator with a normal amount of people to my room, and that rocked XD
I really don't want AUSA to become too big ;_; I enjoy not having to walk over bodies or wait in any kind of line,dammit! heh heh
Oh and about the artwork, the little blonde girl is really cute, better than Katsucon "art" so if you say it's even better this year, that would be nice to see.

lunasreincarnat
08-18-2004, 03:07 PM
yes i loved last years badge, i say the artist is better the katsucon and otakon. ^.^
i hope AUSA isnt too crowded more people = harder i have to work ot win the costume contest

Mandyness
08-18-2004, 04:30 PM
Okay well i don't think it going to be really big as Anime Expo so just think thank god it not as big as Anime expo rite now it the largest one in the world. ^_^" and i had to wait in line for three hours *sighs* so just think about that.

Darkskuld
08-19-2004, 06:00 PM
I may go there for a day... but Nekocon, being a bigger convention w/ more events... sorry that rules over.

No. you are not allow to go...You are banned. The elder one has spoken and so it shall be.

fushigi-chan
08-20-2004, 10:56 AM
No. you are not allow to go...You are banned. The elder one has spoken and so it shall be.
lolol, ah, don't be mean grandpa =b

Darkskuld
08-23-2004, 02:48 PM
lolol, ah, don't be mean grandpa =b

hehe...I am just joking and she knows that :P

SailorMoonStar
08-24-2004, 02:27 PM
*Raises hand* I know I'm late to the party........ but a MD shoot, awesome! I wanna be in it too!!! I'm actually in Baltimore City... if I lived 2 blocks away from where I do now I'd be in Baltimore County itself, weird. Heh. So, is it still 3 o'clock in the lobby, or have the plans changed??? I think the sign idea is a good one, for the newbies (also, me^^). I can make a big sign, if needed to help out. Are we also going to have a banner for the photo shoot still?

fushigi-chan
08-25-2004, 12:29 AM
*Raises hand* I know I'm late to the party........ but a MD shoot, awesome! I wanna be in it too!!! I'm actually in Baltimore City... if I lived 2 blocks away from where I do now I'd be in Baltimore County itself, weird. Heh. So, is it still 3 o'clock in the lobby, or have the plans changed??? I think the sign idea is a good one, for the newbies (also, me^^). I can make a big sign, if needed to help out. Are we also going to have a banner for the photo shoot still?
yes, it should still be at 3! hopefully we won't have to change the time or anything...
i'll still get the sign, but idk about an actual banner...
if i made a banner i'm sure it would look sorta crappy...so perhaps if someone else volunteered? lol =b

SailorMoonStar
08-25-2004, 01:36 PM
Hmmm... I was thinking maybe we could use BIG Poster board for the banner, that most stores sell and it's cheap. Then just use markers to write something across it, etc. Questions now are, what should the banner say? How many people are actually in this photo shoot, because we might have to put more then one poster board piece together if there are a ton of us?? Hmm.... Maybe I should through a Sign/Banner Making party at my house??... lol.^^ Well, what does everyone think??

fushigi-chan
08-25-2004, 02:49 PM
Hmmm... I was thinking maybe we could use BIG Poster board for the banner, that most stores sell and it's cheap. Then just use markers to write something across it, etc. Questions now are, what should the banner say? How many people are actually in this photo shoot, because we might have to put more then one poster board piece together if there are a ton of us?? Hmm.... Maybe I should through a Sign/Banner Making party at my house??... lol.^^ Well, what does everyone think??
well I mean, the sign I was gonna make was just gonna say "MD Cosplayers Photoshoot" just so that people would know where to gather and such since we'll all be cosplaying random stuff and it'd be sorta hard to recognize who was there for the photoshoot and who wasn't...
i can try and make the sign look pretty and we can just use that in the photos =b

KoreanEyez
09-06-2004, 06:06 PM
Yahoo a photoshoot that I can actually attend! And for those who haven't been to Anime USA, it's pretty small. Way smaller than Katsucon, but in my opinion, smaller conventions are more fun because you can bond with people more and when there's a big event, the majority of the people all go watch together. =P

kaoss
09-07-2004, 08:47 PM
i'll be there. my 4th and final con this year (and i've finally got friends coming >_<) and i can't wait

Mandyness
09-09-2004, 03:58 PM
I have more people coming with me that from Maryland *giggles* So there going to be a lot of people Yay!

AndoMasanobu
09-13-2004, 11:02 PM
i just decided right now, this moment, to go. Ive never gone before (mostly because i didnt realize how FRICKIN close it was, I though it was farther away) so im gonna go. I dont know what cosplay to make or anything but ill be there with some peoples. B-more girl.

Avian_Firefly
09-14-2004, 11:21 AM
omg,it's been forever since I was one. Poster is a good idea so ppl who aren't in the board and from MD can join. And so we all know where to go, hehe. It's still Sat at 3. I have to make different plans b/c alot of people in my group dropped out. But I will still be there ^_^

Kaolla Chan
09-16-2004, 12:15 PM
hey!! I'm in Rockville Md! I'll be there I hope! yaya! this is gunna be fun, I hope it's like Otakon cuz that rocked!!

Mandyness
09-16-2004, 02:08 PM
Sorry i been a total blonde so where and when is the gathering?

fushigi-chan
09-16-2004, 04:16 PM
Sorry i been a total blonde so where and when is the gathering?
Saturday at 3 in the lobby, and if it gets too crowded, we may try and go out in front of the hotel, but i'll still prolly be in the lobby with the poster and direct ppl outside and all =)

fushigi-chan
09-16-2004, 04:23 PM
i just decided right now, this moment, to go. Ive never gone before (mostly because i didnt realize how FRICKIN close it was, I though it was farther away) so im gonna go. I dont know what cosplay to make or anything but ill be there with some peoples. B-more girl.
hey, if you're coming in any jrock cosplays, you're invited to my teaparty on friday night @ 7 on the mezzanine level

more info here ~

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=42987
^_^

AndoMasanobu
09-16-2004, 08:50 PM
actually the cosplay i might be making is Egl Ega so i could still come ^.~

Mandyness
09-17-2004, 03:52 PM
thanks for the help ^^

Darkskuld
09-17-2004, 04:57 PM
hey, if you're coming in any jrock cosplays, you're invited to my teaparty on friday night @ 7 on the mezzanine level



<grins evilly>

fushigi-chan
09-17-2004, 10:56 PM
actually the cosplay i might be making is Egl Ega so i could still come ^.~
yay! just as good =D hehe


Dark Skuld ~
oh goodness...lol

KendoOtaku
09-24-2004, 12:47 AM
I'll be there. I am from Maryland aswell. I have to admit I skipped through most of the conversations. Just going to ask up front because I am to lazy right now to look back and see. Are we going to have a get together or something?

SailorMoonStar
09-24-2004, 12:45 PM
I don't think it got that far, just the photo shoot was planned.

Purple Flames
09-24-2004, 01:05 PM
A MD Photoshoot at AnimeUSA? Sounds good. I'm in NC right now in college, but I'm from Temple Hills, MD. I still qualify, right?

fushigi-chan
09-24-2004, 11:59 PM
A MD Photoshoot at AnimeUSA? Sounds good. I'm in NC right now in college, but I'm from Temple Hills, MD. I still qualify, right?
of course =D

Purple Flames
09-25-2004, 12:16 AM
Huzzah!!! ^_^

If I make it there, just look for the black guy dressed as Alexander Anderson from Hellsing =P

Mandyness
09-25-2004, 01:14 PM
Question do you know how many people so far is coming to our Gathering?

fushigi-chan
09-25-2004, 06:39 PM
Question do you know how many people so far is coming to our Gathering?
not really...I could go back and count, but I since I didn't think it had been discussed to bring food or anything like that...does it matter too much? =b

let's just hope we get a whole ton of ppl! =D

SailorMoonStar
09-25-2004, 09:43 PM
Also, since there will be people not just from c.com (because of the signs) and people from MD at the con there is no way of knowing how many ppl will be at the gathering. Also, does anyone know if there will be any photo shoots on Sunday?

Mandyness
09-25-2004, 11:14 PM
Also, since there will be people not just from c.com (because of the signs) and people from MD at the con there is no way of knowing how many ppl will be at the gathering. Also, does anyone know if there will be any photo shoots on Sunday?
to telll you the truth i have no clue

ElvishBoi
09-27-2004, 02:29 PM
HI.. new to this thread here XD
For the longest time I was debating if I would go to this con cuz it's so local, and Otakon was just like a month or two ago, but my cash supply is back up, so I think I'm definately dropping in. Umm... I know there's probably a better thread to ask the following, but....

What's the Anime USA webpage? (For directions, times.. etc etc) >_< Yes.. I'm totally incompetant :P
And btw I hope to meet up with some of you guys when I get there :) *Hugs*

Thanks~

Maester Seymour
09-27-2004, 02:59 PM
HI.. new to this thread here XD
For the longest time I was debating if I would go to this con cuz it's so local, and Otakon was just like a month or two ago, but my cash supply is back up, so I think I'm definately dropping in. Umm... I know there's probably a better thread to ask the following, but....

What's the Anime USA webpage? (For directions, times.. etc etc) >_< Yes.. I'm totally incompetant :P
And btw I hope to meet up with some of you guys when I get there :) *Hugs*

Thanks~

the website is just www.animeusa.org its nifty ^_^

ive seen you around the boards often, cya at the con maybe.

fushigi-chan
09-27-2004, 05:16 PM
HI.. new to this thread here XD
For the longest time I was debating if I would go to this con cuz it's so local, and Otakon was just like a month or two ago, but my cash supply is back up, so I think I'm definately dropping in. Umm... I know there's probably a better thread to ask the following, but....

What's the Anime USA webpage? (For directions, times.. etc etc) >_< Yes.. I'm totally incompetant :P
And btw I hope to meet up with some of you guys when I get there :) *Hugs*

Thanks~
i agree with the whole "oh it's too local" but at the same time, it think it's a nice change to otakon, so you can just walk around and like know everyone =b

but anyways...sorta back on topic =b feel free to stop by our MD cosplayers gathering being held in the lobby on Sat at 3 =D

CHAOS
09-27-2004, 06:12 PM
It's definetly a nice chance from the hustle and bustle of Otakon. I love the small, closeness of this one.

Purple Flames
09-27-2004, 06:40 PM
It's definetly a nice chance from the hustle and bustle of Otakon. I love the small, closeness of this one.

Thats true. At Otakon I was drop-dead tired from all the walking I had to do around the convention center. At AnimeUSA last year things were much easier since everything was in such close quarters.

One drawback about small cons tho: The dealer's room is rather skimpy. Last year I hardly bought anything because I couldn't find anything I really wanted. I just ended up getting the Street Fighter III: Third Strike soundtrack and the Battle Royale DVD.

Fireflystar
09-27-2004, 08:43 PM
Elvishboi- I would pre-register this week sometime if you really do plan on coming, the rate is $30 before Sept. 30th. I think I'm gonna register tonight..heh..
And yeah I remember the dealer room being kinda small, but I love what I bought there so no complaints from meee

sushified
09-27-2004, 08:46 PM
I heard that the Dealer's Room is slightly cheaper. o.O; Is this true, or...?

Fireflystar
09-27-2004, 08:58 PM
Yep, they're not out to gouge you as bad as bigger cons I've been to. I bought a anime soundtrack c.d. there for $14 and a poster for $2...a plushie for $10. They were quite reasonable overall.

Kaolla Chan
09-28-2004, 08:02 PM
Yay!! This all seems like so much fun! Is it ok if I bring like 4 of my friends? They're all born and raised in MD!! hehe, so I'm gunna be the black girl dressed as Tsunade from Naruto (Look for a BR student, Sasuke, Nabeshin and Robin Sena ^_^) we'd love to attend the shoot!! I'll bring along extra cameras and stuffness!! I'll be wearing a big sign that sez "Kaolla Chan" so everyone knows who I am!! Also, this is my first AUSA! I hope itz gudd cuz I love meeting new people! Who's going to the Camino concert? I was hoping to go with a group of people other than my friends!! If you want to go with me, I'd be really happy cuz I want to make more friends!! Also, I'll try to make something special for all the cosplay.com members who are attending!!

Darkskuld
09-29-2004, 03:40 PM
Yep, they're not out to gouge you as bad as bigger cons I've been to. I bought a anime soundtrack c.d. there for $14 and a poster for $2...a plushie for $10. They were quite reasonable overall.

Very small collection in the dealers room though. It took me 5min to go though my inital scan of the dealers room. As a comparsion it took me an hour at otakon. I found nothing that I wanted to buy at it either.

Vorpin
09-29-2004, 05:42 PM
*Raises hand* I know I'm late to the party........ but a MD shoot, awesome! I wanna be in it too!!! I'm actually in Baltimore City... if I lived 2 blocks away from where I do now I'd be in Baltimore County itself, weird. Heh. So, is it still 3 o'clock in the lobby, or have the plans changed??? I think the sign idea is a good one, for the newbies (also, me^^). I can make a big sign, if needed to help out. Are we also going to have a banner for the photo shoot still?I live in Baltimore County, 1 block away from the city line, so hello anonymous neighbor. :dance:

Anyways, I think I will try to make it to the photoshoot also, assuming I get my costume together in time. Ive never cosplayed as a character, though I usually dress in a chinese kung fu type outfit that is costume like. I plan on doing an actual character this time.

3 sounds good for a time, I don't think Id manage a morning photoshoot. http://users.telenet.be/eforum/emoticons4u/evil/teu55.gif

I don't really know anyone else at the con, though I am going with 1 friend. Most of my other usual con buddies aren't able to make it this year.

Mandyness
09-29-2004, 06:11 PM
Well i might have a big group with me and were all from Maryland Near Annapolis so look for a big group ^_^

Kaolla Chan
09-29-2004, 06:16 PM
yippie!!! this is gunna be fun-ness!!!

CHAOS
09-29-2004, 06:19 PM
I usually go by myself around cons 'cause no one else watches the same shows as me. But, I might find a group or they might find me. :S

Mandyness
09-29-2004, 06:22 PM
I usually go by myself around cons 'cause no one else watches the same shows as me. But, I might find a group or they might find me. :S
If you want you can join my little happy group of girls but beware of the guys that might come there or *thinks put in words* umm perveted more then ever

CHAOS
09-29-2004, 06:25 PM
If you want you can join my little happy group of girls but beware of the guys that might come there or *thinks put in words* umm perveted more then ever
I'm a guy. :thumbsup: I'm not perverted. :bigtu:

Mandyness
09-29-2004, 06:27 PM
I'm a guy. :thumbsup: I'm not perverted. :bigtu:
Aww my bad *sighs then smiles* Well that always good ^^ well if you want you can still join

ElvishBoi
09-29-2004, 06:30 PM
Whoa... I'm from baltimore city near the county line too @_@ (sort of) Are any of you famailiar with Stoneleigh? c.c;
This is too freaky... hello neighbors ^_^



And to Fushigi and Maester Seymour... thanks for the invite, I'd love to go to the shoot, it'll give me something to do, and everyone on the thread so far seems friendly... I'd love to meet some people ^^
<--- enthusiastic.
Anyway. that's my piece, see you all later :)


I live in Baltimore County, 1 block away from the city line, so hello anonymous neighbor. :dance:

Anyways, I think I will try to make it to the photoshoot also, assuming I get my costume together in time. Ive never cosplayed as a character, though I usually dress in a chinese kung fu type outfit that is costume like. I plan on doing an actual character this time.

3 sounds good for a time, I don't think Id manage a morning photoshoot. http://users.telenet.be/eforum/emoticons4u/evil/teu55.gif

I don't really know anyone else at the con, though I am going with 1 friend. Most of my other usual con buddies aren't able to make it this year.

Mandyness
09-29-2004, 06:31 PM
wow there a lot of us on rite now *dances around* YAY! I'm not alone *laughs*

CHAOS
09-29-2004, 06:38 PM
No one is ever alone here. It's good yet quite scary. I hope to have 2 costumes done by AUSA.

Mandyness
09-29-2004, 06:40 PM
I'm only going to be able to do Sakura from Naruto. ^_^ me so busy with school and helping my friends get ready for the con

sushified
09-29-2004, 10:04 PM
Yay for Naruto fans and Maryland cosplayers. :D This should be an interesting shoot.

SailorMoonStar
09-30-2004, 12:38 AM
I live in Baltimore County, 1 block away from the city line, so hello anonymous neighbor. :dance:
We're probably closer then we all think, Vorpin and Elvishboi. Scary! Well, not really. heh ^_^ Hmm... I'm pretty close to the cemetery (sp?). All the dead people... real nice. All the drivers suck on frederick rd. People are always trying to run me off the road.

Vorpin
09-30-2004, 12:14 PM
We're probably closer then we all think, Vorpin and Elvishboi. Scary! Well, not really. heh ^_^ Hmm... I'm pretty close to the cemetery (sp?). All the dead people... real nice. All the drivers suck on frederick rd. People are always trying to run me off the road.I live close to the cemetery that is between Bel Air Rd and White Marsh, though I don't remember the name of the road. Don't know if that is near the one you are talking about. Where I live is technically Overlea. Half of my road is city and half is county.

Rx7grl
09-30-2004, 12:41 PM
I'll be there! ^^

Kaolla Chan
09-30-2004, 03:51 PM
I usually go by myself around cons 'cause no one else watches the same shows as me. But, I might find a group or they might find me. :S

hey! if you want, you can come along with my friends and I, we are kinda weird but there is an even amount of girls as their are boys...look for the sign the says "Kaolla Chan" lol...also, would you be interested in going to the Camino concert with us? For that matter, does anyone want to come along with our group!! I wanna make new friends!

CHAOS
09-30-2004, 04:57 PM
hey! if you want, you can come along with my friends and I, we are kinda weird but there is an even amount of girls as their are boys...look for the sign the says "Kaolla Chan" lol...also, would you be interested in going to the Camino concert with us? For that matter, does anyone want to come along with our group!! I wanna make new friends!
Sure! [I have the worst memory in the world though :(] I'm always up to meeting people online and off. :rockon:

Kaolla Chan
09-30-2004, 05:18 PM
Sure! [I have the worst memory in the world though :(] I'm always up to meeting people online and off. :rockon:


haha...it happens to the best of us...anyways, I'll be wearing a huge "Kaolla Chan" sign so everyone will know who I am...lol I guess you can come to me or I'll look around for you...Just look for a Tsunade, Sasuke, Robin (Witch Hunter Robin) and Nabeshin (Excel Saga)

Sakurazukamori
10-05-2004, 02:16 PM
Yay!!! MD cosplayers! i'm from the land of corn and cows, DON'T FORGET THE SOY BEANS TOO!!! lol and i'm going to try to make it to Anime USA but it well be my first time tho.

SailorMoonStar
10-05-2004, 03:03 PM
24 Days to go!! ^__^ So exciting!

Vorpin
10-05-2004, 03:14 PM
24 Days to go!! ^__^ So exciting!Time is moivng far too slowly for my liking. Still, not long now!!! :jjacks:
This should be one of the coolest Halloweens in recent memory.

Kaolla Chan
10-05-2004, 04:35 PM
Time is moivng far too slowly for my liking. Still, not long now!!! :jjacks:
This should be one of the coolest Halloweens in recent memory.

I agree ^________^

Purple Flames
10-05-2004, 05:18 PM
::sigh::

A good 3 weeks before the big show and I'm faced with a financial dillema. I won't go into detail here, but it looks like there's a chance that I might not be able to make it to AnimeUSA, and if I do I may not be able to cosplay due to my problem.

But yeah, just hope that everything works out for the best for me. Cosplay or no cosplay, I still would like to meet you guys =)

Kaolla Chan
10-06-2004, 03:09 PM
Awww!!! I really hope you get to come!! lol....I'll be like the only black cosplayer there!!! I'd like to meet some other african american cosplayers ^_____^. Also, there has been a bit of a change in my costumes. I'm not going as Tsunade or Lirin anymore, but as a female Wolfwood for a skit that my friend and I are doing and Musician Chi (from the artbook) so look for me...I'll still be wearing the Kaolla-Chan sign...also, if you see a girl with a huge box on that says "ghetto cosplay" thatz my friend and she'll point you to where I am!

::goes into count-down mode:: 23 days!! WOO HOO!!

SailorMoonStar
10-07-2004, 12:35 AM
Nah, you shouldn't be the only african american cosplayer, Kaolla-chan. I'll be there. Well... half of me counts at least :P. I really hope you can make it too Purple flames! ^__^

Kaolla Chan
10-07-2004, 05:49 PM
yay! that's really good to know, you have no idea haha! I hope to see you there SailorMoonStar! ^_____^

Purple Flames
10-07-2004, 07:17 PM
Nah, you shouldn't be the only african american cosplayer, Kaolla-chan. I'll be there. Well... half of me counts at least :P. I really hope you can make it too Purple flames! ^__^

I hope so too =)

chibistarpower
10-08-2004, 05:32 PM
hurray MD meet up!! ^^ any one bringin dollfies? ^___^

ElvishBoi
10-11-2004, 06:14 PM
I live close to the cemetery that is between Bel Air Rd and White Marsh, though I don't remember the name of the road. Don't know if that is near the one you are talking about. Where I live is technically Overlea. Half of my road is city and half is county.

Dude. I know White Marsh... they have the Red Lobster and the Olive Garden and such right? XD
Anyway, sorry peeps I'm taking so long to reply, I rarely get online these days... And Master Seymour and Fushigi, I don't know if I thanked you for the MD get-together invite or not in an earlier post... but if not, thanks for it :P And if so it doesn't hurt to be thanked twice. I'm getting anxious this thing is like a week or two away ^^

Hope to see you guys there!

Darxim
10-11-2004, 07:31 PM
I'm getting anxious this thing is like a week or two away
Three weeks.

Five minutes from where I live (walking time), there is a Red Lobster right next to an Olive Garden. I mean right next to. They share a parking lot. There's nothing but a sidewalk between them. You look out the window of one, and you're looking into the other.

Red Lobster is expensive and weak. I will not eat there. Olive Garden is cheap and there's always at least half the meal to take home.

Kaolla Chan
10-11-2004, 08:25 PM
lol the MD cosplay thread has turned into an eating thread ^^;; while we're on the subject, is there any place inexpensive that you would reccomend eating lunch at on the Saturday of the con? Or should we just bring our own food?

readysteadyjo
10-11-2004, 09:08 PM
I really wish I was going to Anime USA, but sadly, I don't have any friends that want to go, and can't drive there. I'll be pimping my native Maryland-ness at Katsucon, but that's about it -.-()

SailorMoonStar
10-11-2004, 09:22 PM
I think the cheapest place would be Mcdonald's. It's like down the street or something like that. If you want to be extremely cheap I'd say bring your own food. Or at least bring your own bottled water/soda/juice etc. I personally am going to try and get to TGIFriday's or Fuddruckers (sp?) but.... I don't know if I really feel like being pointed at (and laughed at) by non-cosplayers/normal people while I eat.

Mandyness
10-12-2004, 05:22 PM
lol it not bad people know about it when the con there because when i was At Anime Expo in cali my friends and i went to Taco Bell well let say we had people look at our costume and take pictures but it was bad at all.

Darxim
10-12-2004, 05:34 PM
There are five restaurants across the street, less of a walk (and much less of a risk) than McDonald's. I don't know how much they cost, but I'm going to guess that at least one of them will be on par with McDonald's for an equal portion of food.

1. Bombay Tandoor (703) 734-2202 | 8603 Westwood Center Dr
2. Obee’s Subs (703) 288-3010 | 8605 Westwood Center Dr
2. Oriental Regency (703) 827-9066 | 8605 Westwood Center Dr
2. Ringmasters Deli (703) 448-4444 | 8607 Westwood Center Dr
2. Shamshiry (703) 448-8883 | 8607 Westwood Center Dr

See the map. (http://animeusa.org/images/foodplaces.gif)
See the full list. (http://animeusa.org/restaurants.txt)

I plan to feast at Konami, which is about 5-10 minutes down the road if traffic is not pure Hell (in which case I shall learn the backroads). Konami is some good. SOBA!

As for ReadySteadyJo, you should look to alternate resources for getting yourself a ride, such as begging for rides from creepy strangers on forums.

Purple Flames
10-12-2004, 09:32 PM
Good news everybody!

I just got the word that I WILL be attending AnimeUSA this year. After all these days of worrying whether or not I'll be going or not, needless to say I'm relieved. Now all I have to worry about is part of my outfit that I need to have commissioned, but other than that I'm good to go ^_^

See you all there =)

Kaolla Chan
10-12-2004, 09:33 PM
does any of those places sell Bubble Tea??

readysteadyjo
10-14-2004, 12:28 PM
As for ReadySteadyJo, you should look to alternate resources for getting yourself a ride, such as begging for rides from creepy strangers on forums.

Hehe, I wish I was brave enough to do that! It just sucks so much that the metro doesn't go to Tyson's Corner! Guess I'll have to wait for Katsucon to have some fun.

Purple Flames
10-14-2004, 02:13 PM
Hehe, I wish I was brave enough to do that! It just sucks so much that the metro doesn't go to Tyson's Corner! Guess I'll have to wait for Katsucon to have some fun.

There's a metro stop that's close enough to Tyson's Corner (Dunn Loring - Merrifield), and there's a shuttle that runs from the station to the hotel.

readysteadyjo
10-14-2004, 02:27 PM
There's a metro stop that's close enough to Tyson's Corner (Dunn Loring - Merrifield), and there's a shuttle that runs from the station to the hotel.

Really?! I didn't know that. Now I'll have to see if I'm brave enough to wonder around a con by myself since nobody else I know wants to go. Thanks for letting me know about the metro stop, though!

Purple Flames
10-14-2004, 03:20 PM
No prob, but be sure to check out either the hotel or the animeusa official site. Either one should have the shuttle schedule.

Speaking of which, I need to check that myself.

Darxim
10-14-2004, 05:21 PM
Really?! I didn't know that. Now I'll have to see if I'm brave enough to wonder around a con by myself since nobody else I know wants to go. Thanks for letting me know about the metro stop, though!
I go to conventions just to meet people. I have met a great number of people going to conventions. It's what I enjoy about conventions. That's what you should do. Just meet people. Hang out. Bring a camera so you can show up for any of the photoshoots (esp the catgirl photoshoot Saturday night).

Kaolla Chan
10-14-2004, 07:09 PM
what time is the catgirl photoshoot? I think I'm gunna be Kuro-neko sama from Trigun for that shoot...or neko something ^___^

Darxim
10-14-2004, 07:35 PM
I believe it is 11:00pm in the purple X room (http://www.animeusa.org/incomplete_map.gif) on Saturday night.

Please note that the linked map only covers about half of the convention area, and that the purple X room is not technically a room.

readysteadyjo
10-14-2004, 10:17 PM
I go to conventions just to meet people. I have met a great number of people going to conventions. It's what I enjoy about conventions. That's what you should do. Just meet people. Hang out. Bring a camera so you can show up for any of the photoshoots (esp the catgirl photoshoot Saturday night).

Yeah, I went to Otakon this year by myself and ended up having a lot fun and meeting new people. I just can't see myself riding the metro by myself while cosplaying. I don't mind waiting for Katsucon, plus, I'll have more outfits...and money by then. Plus, there's always next year. ^^

Mandyness
10-16-2004, 11:45 PM
i can't wait to go to this con. ^_^ meet new people and totally take as many pictures as i can so i can remember this and brag to all my friends in cali ^^. Also what else...POCKY well not really i don't like pocky So...PIXI STICKS *jumps up and then sits down on the ground.* If you want to meet up or something let me know i'm more then willing to meet people. ^__^

Kamui32
10-19-2004, 07:29 AM
Yeah, I went to Otakon this year by myself and ended up having a lot fun and meeting new people. I just can't see myself riding the metro by myself while cosplaying. I don't mind waiting for Katsucon, plus, I'll have more outfits...and money by then. Plus, there's always next year. ^^

xD ride the metro! I rode the metro from addison road(thats funny if u know where that is) to katsucon last year. I was inuyasha, i didnt have enough time to make the tetseiga though, besides they would have been all like "oh its a deadly weapon" and stuff so i also avoided that hassle. Im from MD to btw! Represent PG! *throws up gang signs* Anyone else from PG County?

Kamui32
10-19-2004, 07:32 AM
i can't wait to go to this con. ^_^ meet new people and totally take as many pictures as i can so i can remember this and brag to all my friends in cali ^^. Also what else...POCKY well not really i don't like pocky So...PIXI STICKS *jumps up and then sits down on the ground.* If you want to meet up or something let me know i'm more then willing to meet people. ^__^

Id love to meet up sometime! ^_^ im always up for meeting new people, plus it helps feed the con exprience. Message me on MSN or AIM sometime. BTW are you cosplaying as anyone? *points to self* Oshitari Yuushi at your service! *looks at fabric*.....O__O;;; maybe......

Lyn
10-19-2004, 09:22 AM
Heh, I think I should be at the con by that time so I might join in if I can find you people. ^^

Mandyness
10-20-2004, 04:53 PM
That would great. I will be easy to find I'm cosplaying as Sakura From Naruto and i couldn't get the parents to let me dye the hair so i have to wear a really really hot pink wig ^^;;. If i'm not in my cosplay costume look for a red head with a fox tail ^^

Avian_Firefly
10-21-2004, 11:15 AM
OMG, it's been sooo long since I've been on. Anyone wanna tell me if anything has changed since we said 3PM Saturday in the lobby?
And do we know when the hall contest will be?

SailorMoonStar
10-22-2004, 12:18 PM
The MD c.com shoot is still in the lobby at 3pm and no word on the time for the hall contest yet. ^_^

Mandyness
10-22-2004, 02:44 PM
Hall contest? me lost on that but great about the photo shoot ^_^

ElvishBoi
10-22-2004, 05:00 PM
Alas! *glomps you all* I can not make it to the con, I hope I have not disappointed anybody :/

They re-scheduled mid-term and I have some projects due and my Friday morning class is gonna be a killer, and I'll want to sleep all of Saturday if I live >_<
Again, I appreciate all the welcome reception you guys offered to me, and the invite to the get-together! I don't know if you guys are going to any other cons in the future, I wouldn't mind chillin with ya, but I am not able to attend AUSA!... and I so wanted to try out a new con c.c;

Keep me updated on how the turnout is tho, alright? :)

*gives everyone a round of hugs*

CHAOS
10-23-2004, 07:59 PM
It's very unlikely I can finish anything before the con. [Weekends = Busy] * blinks * So, what's a geek to do? Whine? Probably? Cry? God, I hope not. Ah, hell, I'm used to it.

JustPokeIt
10-24-2004, 07:56 PM
I might do last minute cosplays as Shindou Hikaru from HnG, and dark Sasuke.

BTW, I'm from Montgomery County