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Archy Jupiter
08-28-2004, 11:48 PM
Hey, everyone!

How are you all doing? I just got back from CNAnime today (Saturday), and I must say that despite the 1 hour delay in the Masquerade starting, I had LOADS of fun! I met some really great people, saw some really good performances, and had fun performing myself! :D

Just in case, I was "Seto Kaiba in his Battle City Outfit", entrant number 16. My personal skit favourites were the Soul Calibur one, the 30 Minute Ninja, and the cute opening skit. ^_^

I would also like to give a shout-out and thank you to Justin Credible for the HBK chants him and his friends gave me as I exited the stage area!!

So, did you enjoy the Masquerade? Tell us about your experience there. :)

- Archy

Galileo
08-29-2004, 12:25 AM
I had fun; although, I wasn't sure if I was going to die of heatstroke while waiting to go on. My makeup was actually melting off my face. My costume was really hot though; I'm sure some of the other cosplayers were, at least, a little bit more comfortable. I was #44, the porcelain doll.

dani
08-29-2004, 12:45 AM
Glad to hear people had fun. It was a very good show overall.

Dani

Bakuretsumaru
08-29-2004, 01:22 AM
Hey, everyone!

How are you all doing? I just got back from CNAnime toay (Saturday), and I must say that despite the 1 hour delay in the Masquerade starting, I had LOADS of fun! I met some really great people, saw some really good performances, and had fun performing myself! :D

Just in case, I was "Seto Kaiba in his Battle City Outfit", entrant number 16. My personal skit favourites were the Soul Calibur one, the 30 Minute Ninja, and the cute opening skit. ^_^

So, did you enjoy the Masquerade? Tell us about your experience there. :)

- Archy

I definitely enjoyed the masquerade, despite the fact that my friend kept yelling out random things every 5 minutes. It was funny until it got extremely repetitive X/ And must say, your masquerade was awesome, Kaiba. I tip my hat to you, good sir!
Personally, I can't really decide which masquerade I liked the best. I know for sure that the long wait was well worth it :)

Scryed1111
08-29-2004, 09:16 AM
Grrr. it was good and Archy's skit was funny. Yet, if i went as marick like i might have planned to i would be curseing you! and yugi,i already cursed yugi, lucky you....

Archy Jupiter
08-29-2004, 09:34 AM
Thanks for the kind words for my presentation! ^___^

Galileo, your presentation was the second-last one I watched before I had to leave to take my friend to the train station. I must say your costume was amazing! And, if your makeup looked great on stage. I guess you did some touchups before going on? Anyway, awesome job there! :bigtu:

- Archy

scarlet
08-29-2004, 05:46 PM
the masqurade was great overall except the extremely unfair treatment to the basic pass holders (i was one of them T____T)
the show was great! I laughed until I had a stomachahe and scream until I had a sore thoat . It was loads of fun to watch the masqurade. And Kiba, your entry was awsome!

Oselle
08-29-2004, 05:52 PM
Welcome Galileo! And congratulations again...it's tough to pull off a great stage presentation when you're dying of heat and all you want is to get off the stage so that you can relax.

Archy, I'm glad you had such a good time - you seemed pretty nervous beforehand, but looked like you were born on that stage once the lights hit you!

Thank you to all the participants and audience members who waited as patiently as possible for the show to begin, who respected the registration system, and who put on literally the best masquerade show I have ever seen at this convention. Granted, this was only my third year, but I still think everyone did a great job. And thank you thank you to all the wonderful volunteers, backstage and green room crews - we would not have a show without you. *tosses confetti*

Congratulations to all the winners and indeed, all the participants, from Ruth, the backstage jill-of-all-trades/dancing ninja no.3.

Archy Jupiter
08-29-2004, 06:42 PM
Thanks, scarlet and Oselle! :)

Oselle, I was indeed very nervous. I've always had stage fright, yet I absolutely LOVE to perform in front of people. It's really ironic. LOL At Anime North, I could hardly breathe before my presentation, yet what happened on stage would never show it. At CNAnime, I was much better off, to tell the truth. LOL I guess in the end, it's human. I'm just glad that I had fun and was able to entertain so many wonderful people, which to me, are the most important things when I put on a performance. :D

And, I must say that the volunteers and crews did indeed do a great job. It was definitely much better than my first Masquerade experience at AN2004. Cheers to you all! :cheers:

- Archy

Vicky
08-29-2004, 07:19 PM
This has been my best MASQ experience yet.
capping the entries was a god-send and everything just went much smoother.
Except the whole thing about Canadian Idol people being anal about CNX crew using their stuff at the last minute >_< I don't know the whole story so I'm not gonna start rumours, but I know it must have been a real pain for the staff but they handled very well! Except the lack of a casette player.... and the lack of informing the people involved x_x

Viktory_V
08-29-2004, 07:22 PM
Hey, everyone!

How are you all doing? I just got back from CNAnime today (Saturday), and I must say that despite the 1 hour delay in the Masquerade starting, I had LOADS of fun! I met some really great people, saw some really good performances, and had fun performing myself! :D

Just in case, I was "Seto Kaiba in his Battle City Outfit", entrant number 16. My personal skit favourites were the Soul Calibur one, the 30 Minute Ninja, and the cute opening skit. ^_^

I would also like to give a shout-out and thank you to Justin Credible for the HBK chants him and his friends gave me as I exited the stage area!!

So, did you enjoy the Masquerade? Tell us about your experience there. :)

- Archy

HIII!!! Aww...Archy Jupiter you're Seto costumes were totally HOTT!! Although I didn't see Sunday's cause I didn't go :(

I REALLY wanted to see the masq. but the person who I went with wouldn't stop complaining about..well................EVERYTHING. I mean, I know there some faults in the con, but really...

"Aww...this con sucks!"
"Uhh...lets just sit down, this is boring!"
"My feet hurt!"
"I'm hungry!"
"Uhh, this place we're sitting at sucks"
"There's no people to take pictures of!"
"No one's cosplaying!"
"The masq. will probably stink!"

She's one of my school mates and she's older then me by 2 years, I just met her and she's one of the only people I know who actually like anime. I mean, i'm sure she's a nice person and all, but jeez, I told her that maybe she should just make the best out of the con...*sigh* Oh well...Maybe for Anime North I'll go with one of my other friends. Or maybe she'll have a better attitdue by then? >_<. Aww...Sorry about the ranting.

Missing the masq.... Now I feel like I missed a part of my soul. I also missed out on Jordan's "secret masq. costume"!! I demand to know!! What was it?!?!?!? The sounded so good too!! Oh well...At least you all had fun! I'm happy for you! ^___^

Tigerlilly
08-29-2004, 08:17 PM
Archy Jupiter, you were number 16? my group was right before you we were number 15. My group was the panties one with the clamp characters and a sandwhich.

Songstress_Yuna
08-29-2004, 08:45 PM
I sucked when I went into the masq. I was nervous and sick at the same time...I have meds. that give me migrains(sp?) and I got one around 7:50pm so it was pretty bad for when the Masq. finally started. After I got off, I watched the rest of it from the balcony it was good for my first Masq.

Kags
08-29-2004, 08:47 PM
I had fun; although, I wasn't sure if I was going to die of heatstroke while waiting to go on. My makeup was actually melting off my face. My costume was really hot though; I'm sure some of the other cosplayers were, at least, a little bit more comfortable. I was #44, the porcelain doll.

I loved your performance - your music was awesome. I love DeG.

Kags
08-29-2004, 08:51 PM
Archy Jupiter, you were number 16? my group was right before you we were number 15. My group was the panties one with the clamp characters and a sandwhich.

I loved your groups presentation. I laughed so hard. *claps*

Kags
08-29-2004, 08:57 PM
Hey, everyone!

How are you all doing? I just got back from CNAnime today (Saturday), and I must say that despite the 1 hour delay in the Masquerade starting, I had LOADS of fun! I met some really great people, saw some really good performances, and had fun performing myself! :D

Just in case, I was "Seto Kaiba in his Battle City Outfit", entrant number 16. My personal skit favourites were the Soul Calibur one, the 30 Minute Ninja, and the cute opening skit. ^_^

I would also like to give a shout-out and thank you to Justin Credible for the HBK chants him and his friends gave me as I exited the stage area!!

So, did you enjoy the Masquerade? Tell us about your experience there. :)

- Archy

I wasn't in the masq but I think it was really well done. While we were waiting for it to start my friends and I stood up and did the Macarena. :dance:

Bakuretsumaru
08-29-2004, 09:11 PM
"Aww...this con sucks!"
"Uhh...lets just sit down, this is boring!"
"My feet hurt!"
"I'm hungry!"
"Uhh, this place we're sitting at sucks"
"There's no people to take pictures of!"
"No one's cosplaying!"
"The masq. will probably stink!"

I had someone with me who was just like that. It was definitely annoying but I was able to stay partially sane for the most of the con, not that I am very sane at all. It was just annoying ^^;

Nancyboynoire
08-29-2004, 09:16 PM
I liked how there were only sixty-ish entries at CNAnime... as opposed to what... a hundred and twenty? lol The Masquerade was very well done, I think alot of the time with these things it's mostly hit and miss, some masq' will be great! while others will be err... less than spectacular let's just say.

I say cheers to the MC who handled the random shout outs very well, some of them were funny. Others were obnoxious and well... others were just down right rude. I thought people could show just a little bit more respect for the performers on stage and for the people who were actually trying to listen to what was being said on stage.

Anyways that was my only real pet peeve, people shouting out while others were performing. n_n;

I'm sure it's been worse though >_<

kenhidaka
08-29-2004, 09:32 PM
Well I must say it was a great masquerade to watch. Yes the people who kept yelling things during the performances did ruin a bit of the experience but it was still enjoyable nevertheless. I think IMO (although Seto skit, Porcelain doll, Do you know the muffin man?, Soul Calibur, Anbu Ninja, too many skits to name that were really good ^_^), the best was the Trigun cat and the MC saying "That was the biggest pussy I've ever seen." I never laughed and cried so hard, it was hilarious. I'm gonna make sure that my skit that I'm planning for AN '05 will get the same reaction of humour as the ones I've seen yesterday.

Tigerlilly
08-29-2004, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by Kags I loved your groups presentation. I laughed so hard. *claps*

Heehee thanks, we got all the panties back except for one pair.......

Killmesarah
08-29-2004, 09:44 PM
My... skit.... :::cries::::
Whhaaah I blame crappy-ass Canadian Idol for messing everything up! No tape player! No humerous Battle Royale skit!
Sarah gets jacked....

I must say, the CNA Masq was definatly better then the AN masq(even though BOTH masqs sucessfuly lost/couldn't play my music!!)
S-san

Coatri
08-29-2004, 10:03 PM
I didn't see it but it sounds awesome! Congratulations to everyone who participated I'm sure all the skits were wonderful!

Galileo
08-29-2004, 10:17 PM
Yeah, and blackouts at both cons; what's up with that?! At least nothing too unexpected happened during the masquerade. And, now I'm peeved that I didn't get to see Archy's skit! I don't know where I was at the time, probably in the bathroom; that costume is such a pain to even fit into a stall. But judging by all the feedback, it was great; so sorry I missed it Archy. As for melting into a small puddle of black and white goo, I didn't; I am fortunately still alive and, am working on devising a way to install a portable fan into that stupid skirt.

hikarilight
08-29-2004, 10:24 PM
The masquerade was enjoyabled and I loved very entry to pieces :3 The MC was great too along with the random word calling from the audience~

$5~

Kaijugal
08-29-2004, 10:30 PM
Hello Everyone.

Thank you to everyone who turned out to participate in, support and/or watch the CBX/SFX/CNA/FOF Masquerade this year.

:jjacks: A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered to help staff the masquerade, Staff, Ninjas, Greenroom staff, EVERYONE! We couldn't have had such a success without you!
A BIG THANKS to Oselle my assistant masq director, as well as Kia, Sarcasm-Hime and Dani for going above and beyond this weekend and giving up many of your 'fun' hours to work with me and keep me sane. :D.

I'd also like to thank the contestants for all your hard work, dedication and patience.

We had one glitch, (no tape player), which unfortunately we were not told of until just prior show time. (It was requested) As many of you know, because we are in the Canadian Idol venue, are at the mercy of thier in house tech. We did our best to accomodate the three entries that were inconvenienced, (i.e. allowing the groups to speak on stage and aprising the judges before hand of the situation). Thank you to those groups for being understanding and forging ahead anyhow. You are truely the good and dedicated stuff that fandom is made of !

In other news on the positive side of things, we got a Greenroom Feed added upstairs so the contestants could watch the shows from thier dens. As a costumer myself I think it is a very welcome addition. I hope everyone enjoyed it.

Overall the show went well and didn't run too late. We did get a late start, but much of that was due to the MASSIVE AMOUNT of seating that was required. The JB theater was completely full. LOL
The pacing of the show was good, and all the acts were WONDERFUL and consciencious about obeying the time limit. (Thank you)

So thank you everyone !!!
See you in 2005!

dani
08-29-2004, 10:41 PM
I motion for a big round of applause for Kaijugal.

Galileo
08-29-2004, 10:55 PM
*APPLAUSE!!!* Thanks so much for co-ordinating everything. I can't imagine having to deal with so many people at once. You were super helpful and seemed to be ontop of everything. And, the video feed was greatly appreciated; I loved that I was able to see all the hard work that the other cosplayers put into their acts as well as their costumes!

JustinCredible
08-29-2004, 11:02 PM
I would also like to give a shout-out and thank you to Justin Credible for the HBK chants him and his friends gave me as I exited the stage area!!

Well you did an excellent job and the dancing was awesome. My friend is a huge HBK mark and to see you pull off the moves flawlessly was something that made his day. So on behalf of him, THANK YOU!

I had fun; although, I wasn't sure if I was going to die of heatstroke while waiting to go on. My makeup was actually melting off my face. My costume was really hot though; I'm sure some of the other cosplayers were, at least, a little bit more comfortable. I was #44, the porcelain doll.

Galileo,
you really kicked. I loved your costume. Kudos!

but jeez, I told her that maybe she should just make the best out of the con...*sigh*

Great advice! Don't worry though!

I say cheers to the MC who handled the random shout outs very well, some of them were funny. Others were obnoxious and well... others were just down right rude. I thought people could show just a little bit more respect for the performers on stage and for the people who were actually trying to listen to what was being said on stage

Excellent point!

I motion for a big round of applause for Kaijugal.

Hipp Hipp... HORRRAAAAAYYYY!!!!


As for my feelings about the masq...

Fantastic... the crowd was a great improvement then last year and the entries were really on that night. Nights like that make it not just entertaining to watch... but also an honour to see such skill and creativity present. Kudos to all!

And to those who had to labour to present this event, Mucho Kissitos for you all!


::::SMMMMOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHH::::::


(Yes this will be the only love fest post you will EVER see)

Elemental
08-29-2004, 11:11 PM
I want to thank everyone in the greenroom for being so sweet! Much obliged for the panicky-fangirl. I loved everyone's skits, and the costumes were beautiful. The cap made the masq. manageable, which was nice for a change, and Dawn is amazing for putting up with everything that went wrong and still giving us a GREAT masquerade!

And of course, thanks muchly to the audience! I'm glad you enjoyed the Links- Dozens and dozens of LINKS!
~Amanda

dani
08-29-2004, 11:24 PM
Heehee thanks, we got all the panties back except for one pair.......
Some of your panties landed on me (gee.... I hope nobody quotes me out of context) because I was sitting at the front table in my Judges Clerk duties. I SWEAR I didn't keep a souvenir :)

Dani

Mekou
08-30-2004, 01:14 AM
There were a few skits I didn't see (because I was backstage getting ready to go on) but the ones I did I enjoyed. ^_^ I LOVED the live video feed in the greenroom. YAAAY! That was awesome!

I was so nervous backstage. X_X I was VERY worried since it was my first time with audio and I was paranoid that I would mess up and our dance we be awful. >_<

<_< What really messed us up, is that we had practiced it a certain way but when we looked at the stage, we found that we had been practicing BACKWARDS! So we had to take a few extra steps to be facing the right way and that made the end of the dance off-beat. But everything went well so I'm happy. =)

Yeah..<_< Our skit title was a bit weird. XD Horrah for the retarded fairy dance!

Galileo
08-30-2004, 01:24 AM
And, there's another one that I didn't see... Where the heck was I?!?! What number were you Mekou-chan?

Michi
08-30-2004, 01:31 AM
I was impressed with how smoothly everything went. I was also shocked at what an early time it was once it was over. Yay for caps! ^^ Haha.

Does anyone have a list of the award winners? I wasn't present for that part of the masq. I didn't even know the group I was in won stuff til this morning, and I don't even remember what. XD

Hm.. I really liked what I saw backstage costume/group-wise but didn't see all too many of the skits... Is there a video or did anyone tape it? I loved the quality of the video feed backstage. O_O Great job, guys.

Mekou
08-30-2004, 01:48 AM
>> And, there's another one that I didn't see... Where the heck was I?!?! What number were you Mekou-chan?

Ochika and I were #40 ^^

Galileo
08-30-2004, 02:01 AM
Ah, that's why; I was #44. For a second there I thought I must have blacked out for half an hour or something.

zink_monkey
08-30-2004, 08:58 AM
Hi this is zink, I’m new to this whole thing and decided to see about it for myself, a friend of mine and I just visited the CNAnime 2004 just for the Masquerade, I was assured by buying the Basic pass that I would have access to the Masquerade (at the desk buying the ticket)… and surprise surprise the higher paying tickets got in and none (not one!) of the basic passes got in… very convenient that the line stopped just at the point that the basic passes began. I am afraid this is just a SCAM, I waited 3 hours for nothing making a long trip to Toronto too, wasting my friends last free day before she has to go back to school! What blows my mind is that some of the actual cosplay people who were dressed were shut out too! (if this is how you treat your own…). I don’t know if I will be back again, this left a really bad taste if you know what I mean. I do however have to say we were welcomed by all the actual cosplay people (who are really cool). And enjoyed our time in line :P Even though one of the volunteer guys was a crazy smelly guy (you will know what I’m talking about if you were there.
I heard anime north is run by the fans and not some profiteering marketing company, so I might try that once I calm down.
Cosplay people rock!
zinc.

P.S when Kaijugal said
“The JB theater was completely full. LOL”
I don’t think it was that funny at all, no lol from me.

lainey
08-30-2004, 09:20 AM
i think this was the first time in actual having priority passes and stuff..i figured that none of the day passes got in >_<

i was in entry 20..the william hung performance...
didn't win an award, but it was a lot of fun nevertheless ^_^

Squall1882
08-30-2004, 09:33 AM
Sigh... I never got to see yours Lainey (Since I was 22).. but I saw mostly everyone else. We were the Lady Luck Lulu and Vaan entry. I thought the live feed was great, and the sound was so clear (once it was fixed). That green room killed the cement floor and screens you couldn't even see/hear at AN. Lol.. the only thing I like better at CN then at AN is the masq. (at least from the entrys point of view.. I see it sucked for the line goers)

CaptainJake
08-30-2004, 10:07 AM
I'm new to these boards, and to this site. I honestly didn't know how huge the cosplaying community was until I decided to cosplay myself. Of course, I did it to attract people to my booth (my company was selling a DVD of the three movies we've made over the past year). But I ended up having so much more fun than I expected. I didn't make my costume, but I enjoy acting. So I asked Anhdunamis (http://anhdunamis.deviantart.com/), a friend of mine, to make me a Captain Jack Sparrow costume, and I had the best time I've ever had at any convention. As an indy filmmaker, I'm usually one of the guys who runs around taking pictures of all the cool costumes, asking the cosplayers if they have a card. This year, I was the one who everyone kept wanting to take pictures with. I've got to say, it was an overwhelming experience, and I wouldn't mind doing it again, if only just to act.

Yeah, from a business perspective, I was disappointed with the organization and coordination at the event. Our company did make a profit, so I can't complain. The Masquerade was, as it is every year, a highlight of the weekend.

Thanks, everyone. It was, all in all, a great weekend.

Edit: Opps. I just realized I posted this in the wrong place. Should have gone in the "CNA 2004 Comment?" thread. Sorry!

Elemental
08-30-2004, 10:23 AM
Hi this is zink, I’m new to this whole thing and decided to see about it for myself, a friend of mine and I just visited the CNAnime 2004 just for the Masquerade, I was assured by buying the Basic pass that I would have access to the Masquerade (at the desk buying the ticket)… and surprise surprise the higher paying tickets got in and none (not one!) of the basic passes got in… very convenient that the line stopped just at the point that the basic passes began. I am afraid this is just a SCAM, ...

P.S when Kaijugal said
“The JB theater was completely full. LOL”
I don’t think it was that funny at all, no lol from me.

As for the pass mix-up, it HAD been posted on the website that weekend passes get priority seating. Originally, it was worse- ONLY Anime passes were to get 'priority seating' whatever that would mean, and any other weekend pass would have to wait, no matter how long they waited. We worked to have that changed, and with a lot of help from Kaijugal, we did. ^^

It's really nasty they mis-informed you, and I'm sorry you didn't get to see the masquerade. Looking at the seating issue, there ARE only a set number of seats, andn once they're filled, we can't do any more. From the numbers I've been told, 100 people didn't get in- out of 1300 that's a pretty good ratio. Still, I'm sorry the masq was a no-go for you, and I really do suggest checking Anime North out- the con has a completely different feel and you may just enjoy it better.

As for Kaijugal, I'm QUITE certain she didn't mean it was humerous for the people that got kicked out. Since she's the wonderful masquerade momma, it was said more so because she was happy the seats were filled to watch the masq. A full house makes any director happy. ^^

KusanIvy
08-30-2004, 10:34 AM
*Bamf*

Just popping in to say:

a)Kudos to all the organizers, ninjas etc, you all did a great job! And thanks so much to Kaijugal for organizing things!

The one thing that initially annoyed me was the reverse order of the registration (ie. I was one of the first acts to sign up on Friday and ended up being one of the last to perform) as opposed to AN where the earlier you signed up the earlier you got to perform.
However it turned out to be a very good thing, as it forced me to stay for the whole show, where I may have been tempted to leave early. I met some wonderful people and had an absolutely AMAZING time!

Everything ran about as smoothly as it could I think and hey, we got out at 10:30. Not bad at all! Two thumbs up!

b) And kudos to all my fellow performers. Good job everyone!

*Bamf*

Kaijugal
08-30-2004, 10:44 AM
Hi this is zink, I’m new to this whole thing and decided to see about it for myself, a friend of mine and I just visited the CNAnime 2004 just for the Masquerade, I was assured by buying the Basic pass that I would have access to the Masquerade (at the desk buying the ticket)… and surprise surprise the higher paying tickets got in and none (not one!) of the basic passes got in… very convenient that the line stopped just at the point that the basic passes began. I am afraid this is just a SCAM,

P.S when Kaijugal said
“The JB theater was completely full. LOL”
I don’t think it was that funny at all, no lol from me.


Hello,

I'm sorry you had such a bad experience. My mirth was merely due to the fact that the stage techs told us that the masquerade/cosplayers drew in a larger audience than Canadian Idol does. That is definately amusing. :toothy:

I feel really badly that many people didn't get into the show, I really do. It's Hobbystars new policy to have priority seating for Deluxe Pass Holders, with the remaining seating, (if any), going to the one day pass holders. That is stated right on the website. HERE (http://www.hobbystar.com/comiccontoronto/CC_Anime_TicketInfo.asp)


I really have no control over this as the ticket and pass management is something that is decided upon by the convention organizers not by the Masquerade Director.

The masquerade staff hear about this situation, (the fact that people had to be turned away), after the fact. To be honest however, there is nothing that could have been done about it this year. The theater was full. I can assure you that the organizers of this convention are keenly aware of this particular problem and we have made several suggestions to improve things for next year. As the costuming community, (both costumers and those who support us and attend our shows), we really have no choice but to wait and see what changes, (if any), are made for next year.

I am always happy to make suggestions to improve the show, but ultimately the desicions lie with the people at the top.

I hope you have better experiences in the future.
Cheers!
~

Kaijugal
08-30-2004, 10:49 AM
The one thing that initially annoyed me was the reverse order of the registration (ie. I was one of the first acts to sign up on Friday and ended up being one of the last to perform) !


Hi KusanIvy!

Just to explain, it had to be done that way because the number was capped, We had to give out most of the entry numbers in reverse to accomodate the unknown number of young fans. Young fans always are all grouped together at the beginning of the masquerade. I'm glad you aren't too vexed with me for putting you near the end.

Cheers!

P.S. I'm really, really, sorry I was so busy that I never got to see more than a glimps of your Nightcrawler costume. I really wanted to see it up close. *pouts*

Vicky
08-30-2004, 10:55 AM
CaptainJake~ Welcome to the community! I saw your Jack Sparrow walking around, you looked awesome!

KusanIvy~ I got my boyfriend to record your skit since I was backstage ^_^ I can't wait to see it! I loved the umbrella idea SO MUCH! XD I'm going to show it to my brother too, I think he'll love it!

Dawn~ HIP HIP HORRAY! A well done job all around, way to go this year!!


Everyone~ I know this might be a little much to ask but... does anyone happen to know the awards winner list? Because I was supposed to check for me and my friends if any of us won but the MASQ desk was closed when I got to it ;_;

Kia
08-30-2004, 10:59 AM
Question: Does anyone have a video copy of the masq? Apparently there isn't an official video and from my position backstage running sound ques (with a fellow ninja who couldn't see the show AT ALL) we really couldn't see the show very well. It would be nice to see a video of it. ^_^

Thanks

Killmesarah
08-30-2004, 11:11 AM
I have SOME of the masq. on video. Probably less then HALF of the entries.
MissyYohko's boyfriend was nice enough to record it on my camera. Honestly, there is under an hour of footage. If anyone wants to know if I have a specific skit, PM me.
From what I can remember, I have:
1-4 young fan entries, 1-2 Naruto entries, MissyYohko and Angel Cosmos, Dancing Links, Soul Caliber, Battle Royale ^_^, Dancing Clown?, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and a handful more.

I told him not to tape the whole thing, as his arm was getting tired, and he was doing me a HUGE favor.

Sarah-san

Xaneree
08-30-2004, 11:19 AM
Hey! It was awesome experience, even tho I did spend a lot of time in my costume and skit, well, nothing happened:P Aye! But the experience to perform before all that people was GREAT XDXDXDXD It was like, OMG! I'm going to perform before them! I did not get anything, but now I get better experience for next conference, probably next year I will be something more known like Steel Angel Kurumi or a more adult cosplay since I'm becoming older..(owww) My entry was the crazy dancing nightmaren aka NiGHTS.


The masquerade was great, sadly I hardly could watch just half of it since my entry was 12, bleh bleh! I wish you could have a video where we could download on line the masquerade. Oh well, thanks for the help anyway Dawn XD and everyone else in the masquerade was great! Congrats!

X-Chan-
08-30-2004, 12:31 PM
As for the pass mix-up, it HAD been posted on the website that weekend passes get priority seating. Originally, it was worse- ONLY Anime passes were to get 'priority seating' whatever that would mean, and any other weekend pass would have to wait, no matter how long they waited. We worked to have that changed, and with a lot of help from Kaijugal, we did. ^^


It's good to know that deluxe pass holders were able to get in too. When I was in line, I thought I heard the staff yelling out that only anime badges would get priority.

My friends and I were shafted because we had "exhibitor passes". (We were in the artist alley) I was REALLY excited to go to the masquerade this year too. But they told us something like.. the people with regular passes pay to come and see us, so we don't get priority. But its not like we don't pay a lot of money to get a table too. I was pissed off but I'm getting over it now.



I'm sorry you had such a bad experience. My mirth was merely due to the fact that the stage techs told us that the masquerade/cosplayers drew in a larger audience than Canadian Idol does. That is definately amusing.


That's only true for canadian idol result nights on thursdays when someone is booted off. On the wednesdays performance nights, there are A LOT more people waiting outside to get in through rush seating (free tickets they give away last minute to superfans) since tickets sell out in literally, 1 second. I just tried again this morning for next week's show but.. no luck. Being an obsessive CI fan, I'm in the rush line almost every week. Though I had to miss it this week because we needed to get ready for CNAnime.. =(

Straywind
08-30-2004, 12:45 PM
I took a picture of the list of the masq winners and from that list, I've noted them here. Please also note these are only the presentation awards. I sadly did not get a chance to take a picture of the workmanship winners.

Master Division
Best Half Baked Performance - #11 "Do you know the Muffin Man"
Best Master/Best Video Game - #43 "Soul Calibur 2"

Artisan
Middle Earth's Most Bootylicious - #30 "Arwen Evenstar"
Best Artisan - #42 "Links! Dozens of Links"
Best Fangirl Attack - #46 "Beware the sign"

Journeyman
Best Use of an Umbrella - #50 "For one night only"
Best Journeyman/Best Comic - #45 "Wolverine"
Best Choreography - #21 "Project Anime Cosplay"

Novice
Best Novice/Crazy - Sexy - Cool/Best Sci-Fi - #5 "Neo"
I'm Too Sexy for this Jacket - #16 "Seto Kaiba"
Best Choreography - #54 "Anbu Ninjas"

Best in Show/Best Horror - #44 "Porcelain Doll"

As for those who won and didn’t know, give yourselves a pat on the back. Congrates! I don’t believe any sort of concrete award was given so you didn’t miss out on an actual sort of prize. Did something happen to the masq ribbons this year? I was hearing that they went missing.

CaptainJake
08-30-2004, 12:53 PM
The problem with the Masquerade lineup was organization, just like the rest of the convention. It's too bad you couldn't get in, X-Chan. I saw you walking around while Saucywench and I were in line. We had exhibitor passes too. Someone told us to get into the Deluxe Pass line, and we got in just fine. I feel kind of bad now. Had I known you were being tossed around, I would've said something. Sorry, neighbour.

zink_monkey
08-30-2004, 12:56 PM
Hi right back at ya! Kaijugal
Masquerade Director… I understand about the mix up with the seating (as mentioned it’s great the event had a great turnout) I saw it go by :P I however have a suggestion for the future, wristbands, and/or let in 100 higher paying passes then 10 lower paying passes… (wristbands being the better option then no one waits for nothing). I apologize if my post came across as a personal attack against you, you seem very cool and helpful, I can only imagine the chaos of putting together an event like this. I didn’t see the post on the website and I just checked it now, it wasn’t very clear that we would be last in or some may be turned away (I would have bought a anime pass to see the show if I had known, I would be willing to pay more to get in). I do still believe it was wrong to just let in the higher paying people and I don’t buy the argument that the room just became full as soon as the anime passes got squeezed in (the line stopped when the lower tickets began). None of the cosplay people (helpers) saw what happened, people were screaming at each other and more security was called very scary and not cool at all, we left before it got worse. I think as a group (cosplay) should have a bit more control over you own event. I think the fact that you are open to suggestions and responded so quick is more than great and give me a bit of hope for next year. My suggestions for wristbands and a bit better/clearer notice on both the print material and the website for next year would be really appreciated. I just don’t want this to happen to anyone else in the future… Because everyone involved was so nice. Minus all the security (they did have good outfits though) lol
Zinc.

P.S. please feel free to pass on my post to the convention organizers.

P.P.S. thanks for being so understanding lainey & Kaijugal you both are too nice and X-Chan you guys should have got in...

X-Chan-
08-30-2004, 01:09 PM
The problem with the Masquerade lineup was organization, just like the rest of the convention. It's too bad you couldn't get in, X-Chan. I saw you walking around while Saucywench and I were in line. We had exhibitor passes too. Someone told us to get into the Deluxe Pass line, and we got in just fine. I feel kind of bad now. Had I known you were being tossed around, I would've said something. Sorry, neighbour.

hey!
At first I thought it was just a mixup and some of the staff didn't know what they were doing, but after arguing with like 3 different workers, I didn't think there was any chance for exhibitors not being pushed to the end of the line.

grr. I'm glad you guys got to see the show though. =D

Bakuretsumaru
08-30-2004, 02:23 PM
My entry was the crazy dancing nightmaren aka NiGHTS.

I just remembered that one! Your entry was absolutely one of my personal favorite becuase I love NiGHTS for Sega Saturn (and still do)! You did an excellent job with the dance and it was wonderful to see one of my favorite games come to life on stage ^__^

Tigerlilly
08-30-2004, 02:49 PM
Dani- Hahah yea our Kamui said his underwear landed right on someone, im guessing thats you.

KusanIvy
08-30-2004, 02:58 PM
Hi KusanIvy!

Just to explain, it had to be done that way because the number was capped, We had to give out most of the entry numbers in reverse to accomodate the unknown number of young fans. Young fans always are all grouped together at the beginning of the masquerade. I'm glad you aren't too vexed with me for putting you near the end.
Cheers!


I know the young-ins go near the beginning but after that I figured the older entries would be put in order of sign-up. But as I said being near the end turned out to be a very good thing!


P.S. I'm really, really, sorry I was so busy that I never got to see more than a glimps of your Nightcrawler costume. I really wanted to see it up close. *pouts*


Oh I'm sure Kurt will show up sometime again in the future. I think the umbrella is going to end up a permanent part of the costume, since everyone liked it so much. And don't sweat it Kaijugal - you were extremely busy. I bet you didn't have time to sit down at all.

KusanIvy~ I got my boyfriend to record your skit since I was backstage ^_^ I can't wait to see it! I loved the umbrella idea SO MUCH! XD I'm going to show it to my brother too, I think he'll love it!


Oh cool! Everyone in the green room said the umbrella showed up really well on the video feed so hopefully it showed up well on tape.

Michi
08-30-2004, 03:16 PM
I have SOME of the masq. on video. Probably less then HALF of the entries.

How would we get video from you? :D

Mimikat
08-30-2004, 03:30 PM
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Galileo
08-30-2004, 04:52 PM
You had food poisoning at AN on Saturday too? Maybe we ate the same batch of contaminated french fries or something.

Mimikat
08-30-2004, 05:21 PM
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Galileo
08-30-2004, 05:34 PM
Hm, I didn't eat at Swiss Chalet so, chances are, it's just a strange coincidence. I was supposed to do the masquerade at AN, but I felt so horrible on Saturday that I just went back up to my room at about noon and slept. I'm so glad that I got to actually participate this time; it was great!

Ochika
08-30-2004, 08:29 PM
Ok i dont know if it was just me, or did someone scream out "mekou, Oki. dance" right before we got on stage. cause i think i heard that and then gord was like " hmm speaking of that, the retarded fairy dance. >.> we've been asking people but no one seems to be the ones who said it

Killmesarah
08-30-2004, 09:29 PM
Ok, anyone who wants what I have on video of the masq, all you gotta do is give me the shipping $$. No offense, but I don't want to pay all the shipping to Canada myself. ^_^
Besides that, I will be taking the time to record the damn thing and provide the VHS(I have some old soap opera tapes I can use, LOL!)
I think it's like 3-4 dollars to mail a VHS, and I have a paypal account. Anyone who REALLY wants the tape, I can go the the post office and get the exact shipping charge.
Like I said, I only have about 1/2 hour of video, but if you want it, let me know.

S-san

Ninja Sensei
08-30-2004, 10:46 PM
I'd just like to add how much I enjoyed this year's masquerade.

Everyone, contestants and audience and staff, seemed to have a very fun time. Everybody pretty much respected the participants and the audience still seemed to have fun with me too.

So kudos to everybody! And I hope that next year will be even better!!!

And thanks for a good year,

Gordon

Ninja Sensei
08-30-2004, 10:49 PM
Ok i dont know if it was just me, or did someone scream out "mekou, Oki. dance" right before we got on stage. cause i think i heard that and then gord was like " hmm speaking of that, the retarded fairy dance. >.> we've been asking people but no one seems to be the ones who said it

I have no idea what they said either ... All I heard was "mumblemumble DANCE mumblemumble"

So it seemed like the perfect lead-in for you guys. :)

Jackal0321
08-30-2004, 11:01 PM
I have to get this out of my system so here goes

"Nice Tail"
"Apple"
"Are you saying boo or boo-urns?"
"I love my job"
"Female ninja appreciation (ik I spelt it wrong)"
"Beware the sign"
"Meet him by the water fountain after the show"
"The mumble of fans, the guys in the front row I can hear as clear as a bell, and that lone voice that interrupts the silence"
"I GOT FIVE DOLLARS"
"That's the biggest pussy I ever seen"
"Unless you have the blue alien stamp your NOT getting in"
"*SMOOCH* Sasuke: what the hell was that?"

I know there were other great quotes but nothing comes to mind at the moment. But I still wonder about one thing, why the hell were people taking pictures with thier flashes on? it didn't matter, you were too far away from the stage for your flash to make a difference and the stage was well lit anyways.....

dani
08-30-2004, 11:24 PM
"What do I do on stage?"
"Listen... you are wearing a fur bikini and a cape... just go out there and it will be enough"

Wildfyre
08-30-2004, 11:32 PM
I have to say that compared to masquerades I've been to before, this one is the BEST one I've ever seen or been in.
The cap, though you could point out the downsides of it, had many more upsides in the respect that people in general who were serious about the masquerade, at least performing in it, were the people who ended up on stage as opposed to people who decided last minute that they're going to go on stage and run around randomly. The quality of the performances were superb and well thought out, which was obvious when you compared it to AN04 (Though that too had many amazing performances, there was just so much dirt in between, it became both tiresome and annoying after awhile) so much congrats to the masq team for making this one of the best masqs to watch and play a part of. Not too long, and not too monotonous, and definitely a lot more fun.

I missed out on some of the performances (boo to line ups to get on stage, I missed two of my close friends performing in it) but my group at least had a blast.

After all, how often do you get to leave a friend of yours in only Spongebob Squarepants boxers on stage in front of over 1000 people? *eg*

Kaijugal
08-31-2004, 12:37 AM
… I understand about the mix up with the seating (as mentioned it’s great the event had a great turnout) I saw it go by :P I however have a suggestion for the future, wristbands, ..

Thanks for your input. I've already suggested wristbands to the 'powers that be' so let's see if they take it and run with it. Thank you for your input. ^_^... Cheers! :)

Doobie_Jackson
08-31-2004, 12:59 AM
After all, how often do you get to leave a friend of yours in only Spongebob Squarepants boxers on stage in front of over 1000 people? *eg*

Indeed Grace, indeed. Thankfully, my boxers decided to stay in place.

scarlet
08-31-2004, 01:08 AM
Indeed Grace, indeed. Thankfully, my boxers decided to stay in place.
OMG, were you the vash in the boxers?!

Vicky
08-31-2004, 01:56 AM
If you leave your flash on your camera's shutter will be quick.
Turning your flash off often slows down your shutter speed, which will often cause your photo to look blurry due to an unsteady hand.
Even if the flash doesn't reach the stage doesn't mean it doesn't serve a purpose!
So long as the flash doesn't bounce back on the back of peoples heads, you shouldn't get anything overly underexposed.

Kaijugal
08-31-2004, 07:41 AM
I took a picture of the list of the masq winners and from that list, I've noted them here. Please also note these are only the presentation awards. I sadly did not get a chance to take a picture of the workmanship winners.
As for those who won and didn’t know, give yourselves a pat on the back. Congrates! I don’t believe any sort of concrete award was given so you didn’t miss out on an actual sort of prize. Did something happen to the masq ribbons this year? I was hearing that they went missing.

I'm running to work, but I'll try and have the workmanship winners up tonight.

As for the awards, Hobbystar assures me that there are ribbons but were unable to locate them sunday. (for quite a while we were locked out of the electronically locked offices anyhow due to the lack of power). *sigh*I will be giving James Armstrong a list of the winners names and addresses and hopefully they will be mailed out after the wrap up meeting. -_-"

Ninja Sensei
08-31-2004, 08:54 AM
I have to get this out of my system so here goes

"Nice Tail"
"Apple"
"Are you saying boo or boo-urns?"
"I love my job"
"Female ninja appreciation (ik I spelt it wrong)"
"Beware the sign"
"Meet him by the water fountain after the show"
"The mumble of fans, the guys in the front row I can hear as clear as a bell, and that lone voice that interrupts the silence"
"I GOT FIVE DOLLARS"
"That's the biggest pussy I ever seen"
"Unless you have the blue alien stamp your NOT getting in"
"*SMOOCH* Sasuke: what the hell was that?"

I know there were other great quotes but nothing comes to mind at the moment. But I still wonder about one thing, why the hell were people taking pictures with thier flashes on? it didn't matter, you were too far away from the stage for your flash to make a difference and the stage was well lit anyways.....

LOL! This is one of the best con reports ever! :thumbsup:

Straywind
08-31-2004, 09:01 AM
I'm running to work, but I'll try and have the workmanship winners up tonight.

As for the awards, Hobbystar assures me that there are ribbons but were unable to locate them sunday. (for quite a while we were locked out of the electronically locked offices anyhow due to the lack of power). *sigh*I will be giving James Armstrong a list of the winners names and addresses and hopefully they will be mailed out after the wrap up meeting. -_-"

Considering this con was run by Hobbystar, I'm not surprised the ribbons went missing. lol

The masq was really well done this year. The organization was awesome. Everyone knew what they were doing and the ninjas and other masq staff were all super helpful. Also having the video of the masq in the green room was wonderful. Thanks to everyone who organized and helped out during the masq! You guys made a truly memorable experience for the contestants and audience. (^^)

Kawaii Bishoujo
08-31-2004, 09:04 AM
yea...the masq. wuz pretti good..but i say AN's masq. is better. altho u guyz r prolly against my opinion but at AN there were much more of a variety of costumes nd interesting skits..

OH but the onli thing is that the MC's at AN r horrible!! >.< well..itz not like i like any of the MC's in any of AN/CN's masquerades anyway >.>

Kia
08-31-2004, 09:41 AM
yea...the masq. wuz pretti good..but i say AN's masq. is better. altho u guyz r prolly against my opinion but at AN there were much more of a variety of costumes nd interesting skits..

OH but the onli thing is that the MC's at AN r horrible!! >.< well..itz not like i like any of the MC's in any of AN/CN's masquerades anyway >.>
Which MC do you mean? Dave or Claira? Because Dave was very good.

And Anime North's masq is more likely to have a wider variety of asian related entries than any other Toronto area masq because that is it's core. CN seems to tend to be a bit more main stream.

JustinCredible
08-31-2004, 10:14 AM
But I still wonder about one thing, why the hell were people taking pictures with thier flashes on?

Indeed... after the repeated warnings about it EVERY YEAR. People if you see someone using flash... tell them to cut it out. Even a stern look might straighten some of those folks out. I can understand you all want a picture... but wait till after the show if you have to use flash.

Adilz
08-31-2004, 10:28 AM
Yeah it's true that flash photography does tend to distract the performaners at times due to the fact that there are... (obviously) many flashing lights here and there... so on so forth...

Archy Jupiter
08-31-2004, 11:05 AM
*dances back into his own topic and poses*

Heya! I just wanna thank all and applaud all the staff, volunteers, and organizers for the amazing Masquerade! :D

*poses for them*

Hey, Killmesarah, would my skit (Seto Kaiba) happen to be on your video? If so, I'm interested in buying a copy.

If anyone has pics or videos of my skit, please let me know. Since CNAnime has no DVD, I'm looking for alternate ways to remember my second Masquerade. ^_^

Thanks to everyone who commented on my skit, BTW. I really appreciate the support. I'm actually really flattered with all the cheers I got in the theatre. Thank you, everyone, for making my Masquerade experience wonderful. ^_^

As for the flashes, I can see both sides of the argument. On the one hand, it DOES make photos better as the shutter speed increases and things won't blur. And, obviously, people want photos to remember this wonderful Masquerade. At the same time, the flashes can distract the performers. Maybe a compromise? Any ideas?

Well, that's all from me for now. Gotta eat lunch now. Yummu yummu sub! :D Talk to you all later! ;)

- Archy the Dancing Seto Kaiba

Xaneree
08-31-2004, 11:51 AM
I want the video! Yeah it was me the dancing clown(it's not a clown, but I looked like one) NiGHTS! Thanks for your feedback on my costume. yay! at least someone knows who I was:P I would like to keep this like a memento for my closet, yeah say to my children later on "This was your mom when she was young and crazy" LOL

It was a good masquerade:^^ I dunno much about others, next year I will be sakura or either Steel Angel Kurumi, any cosplayers out there wanting to join?^^ we can do great at the masquerade^^! I just live 1 :30 hrs from Toronto.

I steel dunno why the dancing ninjas did not win, they were AWESOME DANCERS!(they really kicked my routine..LOL)

Cheers from the dancing clown maren, now putting costume in closet forever, NiGHTS aka Xaneree, Alex

Ninja Sensei
08-31-2004, 12:03 PM
Maybe a compromise? Any ideas?

Many of the staff were actually talking about the benefits of a designated photo area as they have at some other large shows. Then people could take excellent posed pictures (available light, professional light, flash) AFTER the masquerade and not have to resort to flash in the auditorium.

One of the things holding us back from this type of thing is someone to runn it and others to staff it. Anyone interested? ;)


I steel dunno why the dancing ninjas did not win, they were AWESOME DANCERS!(they really kicked my routine..LOL)

They did win ... Best Choreography in the (I believe) Novice Division. :)

... And I, for one, enjoyed your dance. It looked like you were having a LOT of fun up there. :bigtu:

JustinCredible
08-31-2004, 01:32 PM
I want the video! Yeah it was me the dancing clown(it's not a clown, but I looked like one) NiGHTS! Thanks for your feedback on my costume. yay! at least someone knows who I was:P I would like to keep this like a memento for my closet, yeah say to my children later on "This was your mom when she was young and crazy" LOL

Well I gave you a huge round of applause... nice to see Sega Saturn represented!

Doobie_Jackson
08-31-2004, 03:56 PM
OMG, were you the vash in the boxers?!

Yes, I was said Vash in the boxers.

Galileo
08-31-2004, 04:29 PM
Many of the staff were actually talking about the benefits of a designated photo area as they have at some other large shows. Then people could take excellent posed pictures (available light, professional light, flash) AFTER the masquerade and not have to resort to flash in the auditorium.

One of the things holding us back from this type of thing is someone to runn it and others to staff it. Anyone interested?

I wouldn't mind helping out with this. I take photography and integrated media at OCAD (the Ontario College of Art and Design) so I might even be able to work out a way to rent/borrow equipment from AV loans.

Oselle
08-31-2004, 04:46 PM
They did win ... Best Choreography in the (I believe) Novice Division. :)

Wait...are you talking about the martial-artsy ninjas (who were very good!), or the stage ninjas (who were very...uhm...silly)? ;)

Wildfyre
08-31-2004, 05:43 PM
yea...the masq. wuz pretti good..but i say AN's masq. is better. altho u guyz r prolly against my opinion but at AN there were much more of a variety of costumes nd interesting skits..

OH but the onli thing is that the MC's at AN r horrible!! >.< well..itz not like i like any of the MC's in any of AN/CN's masquerades anyway >.>

Well in general yeah perhaps AN has a large variety of costumes but this year was most certainly an exception to that rule (the only masq I've seen at AN because my first year I couldn't handle the MCs. Not that this year was different with the MCs but I was in it and had little choice in the matter)

For the most part this year at AN, a good majority of the masq performers at AN were Naruto and Inuyasha cosplayers, which really did become somewhat monotonous.

I do enjoy the MC at CNEX immensely though. He actually puts in the effort to talk to every group for pronunciation. It may not be perfect in the end, but it sure beats having an MC say "Sah-CURE-ah" and also saves him/her standing there trying to read someone's not so readable handwriting. This is one of the things that I really love about the masq at CNEX at least.

Michi
08-31-2004, 05:46 PM
Like I said, I only have about 1/2 hour of video, but if you want it, let me know.

I do. ^__^ I don't have PayPal right now but I can mail you the money, prolly. PM me or something and we can figure this out. XD

Brita_Lee
08-31-2004, 05:47 PM
Few! I just read through all 6 pages of this thread. I haven't been on this site since before the con, so I am trying to catch up.

I was InuYasha in group #17, the one with the "Rent-A-LuLu" and the Cloud, Barret and Zabooza. Our skit may have been odd and silly but we really had fun planning it and performing it. I loved wearing my costume, and now that I have cosplayed as InuYasha, everytime I watch the show I think "That's me!".

Seto Kaiba's was halarious! He was in my Den, and performed before my group. He was fun to talk to. I loved this experience. I haven't ever been to con events till now, but I intend to do them from now on.

Kaijugal
08-31-2004, 05:53 PM
As for the flashes, I can see both sides of the argument. On the one hand, it DOES make photos better as the shutter speed increases and things won't blur. And, obviously, people want photos to remember this wonderful Masquerade. At the same time, the flashes can distract the performers. Maybe a compromise? Any ideas?



Painters tape over the flash itself. It's inexpensive, is easy to remove when finished and leaves no residue. ^_^

Wookiemart
08-31-2004, 08:08 PM
I had fun; although, I wasn't sure if I was going to die of heatstroke while waiting to go on. My makeup was actually melting off my face. My costume was really hot though; I'm sure some of the other cosplayers were, at least, a little bit more comfortable. I was #44, the porcelain doll.

Wolverine here...

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! for getting the Best In Show nod from the judges, I don't think I congratulated you when we met on sunday
(dang hangover :drink: :waaaah: :waaaah: :waaaah: ) lol

Meeting so many of you very enthusiastic cosplayers has inspired me to start getting a little more serious about the stuff, i didn't even know one could bring a tape (or in this case a CD to avoid grief), so I improvised lol, that almost got me killed but hey, I did what Logan would have done, sucked it up and went along lol ( my knee still hurts btw)


Next year you kids better watch out cuz I'm a comin' knocking hard with something soooo big it probably won't fit through the doors lol

BTW for those of you interested I believe we have a masquerade coming up here in Montreal in November during the CONCEPT convention, i haven't seen anything for it yet anywhere but if your interested pm me and i'll keep you all posted

Again thank you all for some pretty awsome memories and keep those spirits high

Oselle
08-31-2004, 08:22 PM
A-HA! I suspected you might be hungover Sunday...you were far less effervescent (sp?), as it were. But don't worry - most of the ninja/backstage/masq crew were in similar shape. ;)

Aaaannd I do believe a trip out for ConCept in November may be in the works for some of us local folk. Come on, people, the more the merrier! :jjacks:

Wookiemart
08-31-2004, 08:25 PM
I have SOME of the masq. on video. Probably less then HALF of the entries.
MissyYohko's boyfriend was nice enough to record it on my camera. Honestly, there is under an hour of footage. If anyone wants to know if I have a specific skit, PM me.
From what I can remember, I have:
1-4 young fan entries, 1-2 Naruto entries, MissyYohko and Angel Cosmos, Dancing Links, Soul Caliber, Battle Royale ^_^, Dancing Clown?, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and a handful more.

I told him not to tape the whole thing, as his arm was getting tired, and he was doing me a HUGE favor.

Sarah-san

OMG you have me on tape thats got to look so silly (I WANT IT) lol just send it to me cod or pm me so we can workout something

(BTW i appologise again for wandering right through your viewfield when taking pics on sunday I was in ZOMBIE mode...)

Elemental
08-31-2004, 08:31 PM
WOlverine_ I ADORED your sketch, because it was short and increadibly entertaining. I can't wait to see what you have next year.

As things stand right now, I believe a group of cosplayers are heading to Montreal for Conceptcon, and I'm hoping to join them.

Now, for all of you WATCHING the masquerade-
PLEASE STOP TAKING PHOTOS!!!!

I can't stress this more. I was part of the Dancing Links, and I've been onstage for years. there is NOTHING worse than having a flash go off in your eyes in the middle of the preformance. Your pictures are NOT going to turn out- you're too far, and the stage lighting makes for BAD pics anyway, so PLEASE just wait till we're outside the con, or grab the pic the saturday afternoon. If you miss someone, you've got a 95% chance that someone else got their pic and will post it, so don't worry about getting it on your camera.

And if you NEVER take flash pics in a masquerade... do me a favour and tell your friend to stop? Falling off a stage or into one of my friends is NOT on my high list of things to do in costume.

Much obliged.
Dark Link.

Wookiemart
08-31-2004, 09:11 PM
WOlverine_ I ADORED your sketch, because it was short and increadibly entertaining. I can't wait to see what you have next year.

As things stand right now, I believe a group of cosplayers are heading to Montreal for Conceptcon, and I'm hoping to join them.

Much obliged.
Dark Link.

Thank you for the support, sorry i missed the chain link :p i was either backstage or in excrutiating pain after that crazy tumble i took into the crowd, (If the persone who's promo bag i crashed into is reading, I hope i didn't break anything)

I honestly hope some of you guys from Toronto or anywhere else for that matter take the time to drop by MTL we desperatly need some attention out here the scene is a little drab you might say with all the closet cases we have a round here, plus we never get cool con's like Anime or SFX or T-Trek or anything like that because our convention center is a greedy money grabbing monger :angry: :angry: :angry:

Galileo
08-31-2004, 10:42 PM
Hey Wolvie, it was great talking to you on Saturday in the green room! Your costume was awesome; I can't believe that you did all that detailing yourself. Thanks so much for the lovely comments; I can't wait to see what you're planning for next year.

Kaijugal
08-31-2004, 11:34 PM
Next year you kids better watch out cuz I'm a comin' knocking hard with something soooo big it probably won't fit through the doors lol

BTW for those of you interested I believe we have a masquerade coming up here in Montreal in November during the CONCEPT convention, i haven't seen anything for it yet anywhere but if your interested pm me and i'll keep you all posted

Again thank you all for some pretty awsome memories and keep those spirits high

Hi Wookiemart !!

Welcome to the thread. :) Nice to "see" you. :)

I'll be happy to post the info about Concept as soon as I know all the details. There will be a large contigent of us on our way to attend and compete in the masq (as I mentioned in the lobby on sunday). :)

It was great meeting you. You rocked!
~Dawn :)

Wookiemart
09-01-2004, 06:40 AM
Hi Wookiemart !!

Welcome to the thread. :) Nice to "see" you. :)


It was great meeting you. You rocked!
~Dawn :)

Thank you everyone for making a french Canadian blueblood feel very welcome, I enjoyed the entire time I spent over there and I hope to see most of you guys in town in november...

Wookiemart
09-01-2004, 06:43 AM
Hey Wolvie, it was great talking to you on Saturday in the green room! Your costume was awesome; I can't believe that you did all that detailing yourself. Thanks so much for the lovely comments; I can't wait to see what you're planning for next year.

Hi Gal!!!

Remember that "zipper" stuff we talked about if you want get some detailed images to me and ill shop around town, see if i can't get you a better deal then what you found :)

Can't promiss anything but this town tends to be a little cheaper on some things, one never knows

KusanIvy
09-01-2004, 07:35 AM
Ah! Herr Logan!

Good to "see" you, as Kaijugal said. And congratulations on getting an award!
I'm planning on getting a copy of Killmesarah's tape and I can't wait to see your skit (I unfortunately didn't get to see it in when I was in the green room)

We X-Men must stick together ja? ;)

Wookiemart
09-01-2004, 09:02 AM
Ah! Herr Logan!

Good to "see" you, as Kaijugal said. And congratulations on getting an award!
I'm planning on getting a copy of Killmesarah's tape and I can't wait to see your skit (I unfortunately didn't get to see it in when I was in the green room)

We X-Men must stick together ja? ;)

Hi there little blue gal!!! :)

I don't think i really told you how much i liked your stint on stage with the umbrella, really imaginative and totally effective. (real crowdpleaser) There was actually a Storm in the audience, too bad she didn't jump onstage with us...

KusanIvy
09-01-2004, 09:08 AM
Hi there little blue gal!!! :)

I don't think i raelly told you how much i liked your stint on stage with the umbrella, really imaginative and totally effective. (real crowdpleaser) There was actually a Storm in the audience, too bad she didn't jump onstage with us...

Yes, I saw her afterwards as we were leaving the masq (I forgot my shoes in the den and had to go back for them)

I'm very happy everyone liked the umbrella. When I saw the reaction it got when I showed you all in the green room I didn't feel quite so nervous about going on stage.

Vicky
09-01-2004, 10:00 AM
I must be the only person who doesn't mind the flashes of camera while on stage o_O; I guess I'm used to it growing up with Gymnastics but I really can't see how it bothers the rest of you ^^;
But if there is one thing I've learned, asking for no flash photography isn't easy.
When the two star trek guys came in for Patrick Stewart they stressed they didn't want flash photography. Well, to tell you the truth, I'm the only person that I could see who wasn't using their flash. *shrug*
And I am NOT going to paint over my flash ^^; I'm sure it's fine but no *strokes camera* my precious...

Hey Wolverine!
Your costume was awesome, looking forward to seeing you again ^_^

JustinCredible
09-01-2004, 10:26 AM
Wolverine here...

Meeting so many of you very enthusiastic cosplayers has inspired me to start getting a little more serious about the stuff, i didn't even know one could bring a tape (or in this case a CD to avoid grief), so I improvised lol, that almost got me killed but hey, I did what Logan would have done, sucked it up and went along lol ( my knee still hurts btw)

Sorry to hear that...
Man I loved the costume...

"Should I call you Logan, Weapon X?"

"NO... WOLVERINE!!!!"

:: Snicktey-snicktey ::

Kaijugal
09-01-2004, 02:03 PM
And I am NOT going to paint over my flash ^^; I'm sure it's fine but no *strokes camera* my precious...

^_^

*chukles* Painters TAPE (http://www.sourceshop.com/Tape/greentape.jpg), not actual paint.

Galileo
09-01-2004, 05:17 PM
Remember that "zipper" stuff we talked about if you want get some detailed images to me and ill shop around town, see if i can't get you a better deal then what you found

Thanks so much; I'll get right on it. :)

Sarcasm-hime
09-01-2004, 10:11 PM
Workmanship Awards:

Master:

#52: "An Incestful Decision" - Best Embellishment
#43: "Soul Calibur 2" - Best Overall Workmanship

Artisan:

#23: "What will I be when I grow up?" - Best Finishing
#30: "Arwen Evenstar" - Best Handiwork
#37: "Xenosaga's Kos-Mos and Momo" - Best PVC Handling

Journeyman:

#58: "Princess Tutu & Mytho's Heart" - Most Elegant Construction
#60: "Sanosuke Akechi" - Most Creative Use of Materials
#22: "Lady Lulu & Vaan" - Coolest Costume Design
#31: "Tokyo Mew Mew" - Best Piece of Tail

Novice:

#4: "Yukimura Sanada" - Best Applique
#6: "Rakka" - Best use of Light
#10: "Magic Knights Rayearth" - Best Props
#14: Traditional Korean Fashion" - Coolest Sleeves
#26: "Gatts" - Heavy Metal Award
#44: "Porcelain Doll" - Best Original Design
#47: "Battle Royale" - Best Use of LEDs
#56: "Kuroneko" - Best Mascot

Killmesarah
09-01-2004, 10:18 PM
Workmanship Awards:

#47: "Battle Royale" - Best Use of LEDs


Holy Crap! I won somthing! What is this world coming too! lol
Those damn collars took me over a month to perfect. It's nice to know that my hard work actually paid off! Yay :::celebrates:::

So like.... am I still a novice... ?
I feel stupid asking this, but I have no idea how this kind of thing works.
Does it depend on the con? How do you move up?

Another question:
Do the judges have a certain amount of awards to give out? (Like, I noticed 8 for Novice workmanship. Do the judges pick 8, then decide what to call the award?)
Sorry I sound dumb, but this is all new to me.

Thanks for posting the results so quickly, Hime-san, Otakon was a month ago and they JUST posted thier results today.

Sarah-san

Wookiemart
09-01-2004, 10:22 PM
Workmanship Awards:

Master:

#52: "An Incestful Decision" - Best Embellishment
#43: "Soul Calibur 2" - Best Overall Workmanship

Artisan:

#23: "What will I be when I grow up?" - Best Finishing
#30: "Arwen Evenstar" - Best Handiwork
#37: "Xenosaga's Kos-Mos and Momo" - Best PVC Handling

Journeyman:

#58: "Princess Tutu & Mytho's Heart" - Most Elegant Construction
#60: "Sanosuke Akechi" - Most Creative Use of Materials
#22: "Lady Lulu & Vaan" - Coolest Costume Design
#31: "Tokyo Mew Mew" - Best Piece of Tail

Novice:

#4: "Yukimura Sanada" - Best Applique
#6: "Rakka" - Best use of Light
#10: "Magic Knights Rayearth" - Best Props
#14: Traditional Korean Fashion" - Coolest Sleeves
#26: "Gatts" - Heavy Metal Award
#44: "Porcelain Doll" - Best Original Design
#47: "Battle Royale" - Best Use of LEDs
#56: "Kuroneko" - Best Mascot

Ouch!!!
I dunno what I did wrong during the recount looks like i didnt make the cut after all.

Oh well I guess I'll just have to work on my presentation skills next time lol

"The Wolverine has been and remains a missunderstood creature" :) :) :)

Wookiemart
09-01-2004, 10:25 PM
Holy Crap! I won somthing! What is this world coming too! lol
Those damn collars took me over a month to perfect. It's nice to know that my hard work actually paid off! Yay :::celebrates:::

So like.... am I still a novice... ?
I feel stupid asking this, but I have no idea how this kind of thing works.
Does it depend on the con? How do you move up?

Another question:
Do the judges have a certain amount of awards to give out? (Like, I noticed 8 for Novice workmanship. Do the judges pick 8, then decide what to call the award?)
Sorry I sound dumb, but this is all new to me.

Thanks for posting the results so quickly, Hime-san, Otakon was a month ago and they JUST posted thier results today.

Sarah-san

Bravo on those little trinkets they actually didnt look crafted even from upclose, i thought it was a funky type of bycicle blinker :bigtu: :bigtu:

Killmesarah
09-01-2004, 10:26 PM
Ouch!!!
I dunno what I did wrong during the recount looks like i didnt make the cut after all.

Oh well I guess I'll just have to work on my presentation skills next time lol

"The Wolverine has been and remains a missunderstood creature" :) :) :)

HEY no, I thought you won something for presentation?? This list is just for craftmanship. ::checks:::
Yup, you won Best Journeyman/Best Comic in presentation.

^_^

S-san

Wookiemart
09-01-2004, 10:29 PM
HEY no, I thought you won something for presentation?? This list is just for craftmanship. ::checks:::
Yup, you won Best Journeyman/Best Comic in presentation.

^_^

S-san

DOH
I though Journeyman was a craftsmanship category ???

This tells me one scary thing then, that a primal scream still gets you further ahead in life then just kind words lol

Be affraid people

dani
09-01-2004, 10:37 PM
So like.... am I still a novice... ?
I feel stupid asking this, but I have no idea how this kind of thing works.
Does it depend on the con? How do you move up?

You are not a novice anymore. You are a journeyman. Next time you compete you must state journeyman level in the application. After 3 awards in that level you are an artisan, and with 3 awards at artisan level you are a master. That simple :)

This applies to ANY masquerade in the world that adheres to the International Costumers Guild Divisional System. So if you go to AN, or TT or Concept, or a USA con, you are now a journeyman. Welcome to journeymanhood. :) Now it gets tougher.....

Sarcasm-hime
09-01-2004, 10:40 PM
DOH
I though Journeyman was a craftsmanship category ???

Categories such as Novice, Journeyman, Artisan and Master are just rankings. They apply to both workmanship and presentation. ^_^ (FYI the presentation awards are on an earlier page of this thread) So to sum up, the above award means you were the best in your class (Journeyman) and the best comic-book entry.

Please remember that the ranking system is only a guideline. So people can enter in a higher rank if they want to; it's just that if they win at that rank they can't go back down again. ^_^ For example, I had never competed at an international-level Masquerade before Worldcon last year, so technically I was a novice, but the Masquerade director advised me to enter in Journeyman since I was a local Artisan.

As for the awards, no we don't have a pre-set number to give out. We evaluate the entries and decide which ones stood out as exceptional, and then come up with awards to give them. ^_^

Miss Kira
09-02-2004, 12:43 AM
hey there,

I've got to say my masq experience was incredible. Remember the dorks in the front row, who just kept saying stuff? Yeah, i was one of those priviledged few in that group.... I had amazing seats (which made for amazing pictures, i've got almost everyone, 'cept for a couple of judges, and the arwen act)... anyways..yeah, it was great, and i really wish i could get a hold of the video (does anyone know how to get a hold of a copy?)

Killmesarah
09-02-2004, 09:32 AM
I have about a 1/2 hour of video from the masq.
I offered it up, but apparently no one wants to pay their own postage.
I can't see how I am expected to pay $5 postage to Canada to mail a video to ppl I don't know. ^_^; Well, maybe I'm not expected to, but everyone wants a copy until they find out postage costs money.
I wish I had a way to put the video online. I don't have the hookups or the software to do it tho.
I guess if someone wants the video bad enough, they will let me know!

Next year I will be making a video of the WHOLE thing. Anime North as well(I was disappointed in the AN video this year. Crappy sound/editing/camera work. Just generally a mess.)

Sarah-san

Kaijugal
09-02-2004, 09:57 AM
I have about a 1/2 hour of video from the masq.
I offered it up, but apparently no one wants to pay their own postage.
I can't see how I am expected to pay $5 postage to Canada to mail a video to ppl I don't know. ^_^; Well, maybe I'm not expected to, but everyone wants a copy until they find out postage costs money.
I wish I had a way to put the video online. I don't have the hookups or the software to do it tho.
I guess if someone wants the video bad enough, they will let me know!

Sarah-san

I want a copy for my archives. Even if I can only get an incomplete one.
I'll be happy to pay postage. and a bit.

Thanks Sarcasm for posting the workmanship awards. I'm a goof ball and forgot.
:D <~~ is dumb.

Adilz
09-02-2004, 11:06 AM
Hey Kaijugal

Just wanted to say congrats on the masquarade organisation ... it was all fun, at least on my part of the job... I was that one random volunteer guy that took everyone from the stage to the greenroom area...lol

Anyways yeah.. it was lot's of fun, hope to see it all again next year or any other upcoming con ^_^

JustinCredible
09-02-2004, 12:06 PM
I wish I had a way to put the video online. I don't have the hookups or the software to do it tho.
I guess if someone wants the video bad enough, they will let me know!

When I get some solid funage (still paying various fees for school), I'll see if I can send some your way so I may get the tape and proceed from there in trying to get in online! (with your permission of course!) ^_^

Seed-chan
09-02-2004, 12:24 PM
Wait, wait, wait.... about the award ranking thing: I thought Workmanship awards didn't count towards what rank you're in?

*is just curious*

LynLyn
09-02-2004, 05:09 PM
Wait...are you talking about the martial-artsy ninjas (who were very good!), or the stage ninjas (who were very...uhm...silly)? ;)

Yea impromtu silly ninjas!!! :rockon:

And that's why I love you.... always there when I need you

LynLyn
09-02-2004, 05:16 PM
Next year you kids better watch out cuz I'm a comin' knocking hard with something soooo big it probably won't fit through the doors lol

Thanks for the advanced warning there, Wolvy...
*has started taking notes for next year*

LynLyn
09-02-2004, 05:53 PM
And here are my obligatory kudos to Kaijugal.
You rocked that masq, baby!!
Under the immense pressure and stress that you had to endure - you came through with rock-awesomeness that's beyond compare.

*starts singing RodStewart*
"Have I told...you lately... that I love you... ... " *giggles*

Anyway... just wanted to send my love.

Keep Rockin' that Cazbah!!

Sarcasm-hime
09-02-2004, 06:11 PM
Wait, wait, wait.... about the award ranking thing: I thought Workmanship awards didn't count towards what rank you're in?

*is just curious*

Technically you're right. But as I said, the ranks are just a guideline. So AFAIK you can still enter in novice if you've only won a workmanship award, but it's up to you if you feel experienced enough to move up. If you've won a presentation award, though, you must move up to Journeyman.

LynLyn
09-02-2004, 06:20 PM
And here's my love for my ninjas!


ROCK! *starts singing "Immigrant Song"*

You guys are no fail to me, everytime. Some of you are stuck doing crap jobs, others have way too much fun (on stage softshoe-ing even), and others work so very hard.
I'm impressed by each and every one of you.
Thank you so much so much so much.

Now... I'll see about getting us a pizza party or something... *wink*

Vicky
09-02-2004, 08:49 PM
awwwww, i didn't win any awards ^_^
Oh well! Now I can retire my Oruha costume. I'm glad you won something, Sarah-san! :D Aren't you glad you still went up? >:/\

Has anyone seen the Toronto Star from August 31st? There's a photo of my butt XD the Tokyo Mew Mew cosplayers and another girl putting on her make up also got put up.

sakura_uchiha12
09-02-2004, 08:57 PM
The Masquerade was awsome...though I didn't see much though...I had to go change cuz my costume was a nightmare to wear...hehe. BUT, we won best props, so I'm happy anyway!!!

About the whole tape thing...let me tell you what happened:


First, both Magic Knight groups were together...there was just too many of us for one group. We were sitting in the green room when a staff member came to tell us that Canadian Idl wouldn't play our tapes. She said that the convention staff usually took both tapes and CDs...she also said that they tried everything(thanks anyway, guys...not your fault)...anyway, we had to prepare at the last minute, so that's why we didn't know our lines...and, well, our accents probably didn't help!!!

I did hear the booing that occured when it was "explained" after our exit...we all appreciated it!!! We don'T blame the con staff either...they were awsome.

Killmesarah
09-02-2004, 10:12 PM
Sakura, I feel your pain. ~_~;
We actually had a boombox in the car, but it was raining and the car was too far away to get it.
It's like some higher force didn't want us to do our skit. Friday I forgot the cassette, so my husband had to run and get it from the hotel, so we could reg for the masq.
Then Sat I forgot the sickle(my BR prop), so we had to call the hotel and make sure the maid found it, cuz we had checked out, lol.

Atleast we went up, and still did well. I had a lot of fun hanging out and talking with everyone. $hit happens. Atleast now I know to have a backup plan if there are any audio malfunctions. -.-;

S-san

Kaijugal
09-02-2004, 10:35 PM
Despite the few problems that popped up and the craziness of having to deal with a venue that wasn't really thrilled about us being there, this masquerade was a pleasure to run.

I took the job of Masquerade Director, despite some initial reservations, to benefit the community. I wanted someone who really cared about supporting the community running the show. ( I'll go back to compeating one day... one day. *looks longingly at sewing machine* )

That being said, I couldn't have possible have done it without the support of all the great people who donated thier time and talents to the show, as desk clerks, den mothers, ninjas, ushers, judges, Gord our MC, and the various managers such as Penny our Greenroom Manager, Oselle my assistant Masq director, Kia and Amy our sound techs, and Lyn our Head Stage Ninja. It takes so many dedicated and reliable people to run a good masq,

:jjacks: THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH !!!! :jjacks:

Once again, thank you to the costumers yourselves for being such good sports and wonderful ambassadors of our great hobby!

I hope to see you all back next year!
~Kaijugal / Dawn

panzzzzz
09-02-2004, 11:35 PM
obviously one of the ppl shafted....
didn't appreciate cnex as much as i use to after that. True, some people DID get the deluxe passes/anime passes... but some didn't... those that could only come for one day had to buy the ONE day pass. The only reason why the site has the priority seating rule in it NOW, is probably because the angry mob of people pointed out that it was not written anywhere that it was.. then the staff panicked and told the webmaster to add it somewhere. it was NOT written anywhere. basically what's written in those booklets, is written on the site... you find it in the booklets.. you find it on the site!
hopefully hobbystar holds to their word and gives the refunds to all those people, because it just stinks that you don't get to see a event you paid for.
i mean, honestly... the basic passes actually PAY MORE for that ONE day.. then for Three days!

sakura_uchiha12
09-03-2004, 08:55 AM
I guess it was just bad luck for both of us, Killmesarah....but I had fun anyway too. We laughed at ourselves later...and people actually recognized us because of the whole messing up our lines. *laughs*

I'm going back next year...but this time we'll bring a CD and a tape....just to be sure. *winks*

Kaijugal
09-03-2004, 09:30 AM
obviously one of the ppl shafted....
didn't appreciate cnex as much as i use to after that. True, some people DID get the deluxe passes/anime passes... but some didn't... those that could only come for one day had to buy the ONE day pass. The only reason why the site has the priority seating rule in it NOW, is probably because the angry mob of people pointed out that it was not written anywhere that it was.. then the staff panicked and told the webmaster to add it somewhere. it was NOT written anywhere. basically what's written in those booklets, is written on the site... you find it in the booklets.. you find it on the site!
hopefully hobbystar holds to their word and gives the refunds to all those people, because it just stinks that you don't get to see a event you paid for.
i mean, honestly... the basic passes actually PAY MORE for that ONE day.. then for Three days!

Panzzzzzzz, you're way off. . It was on the Hobbystar site previous to the convention for quite a long time. (There was even a discussion about it among a few of us here. The only "addition" to the website was that I requested that it be extended to the deluxe pass holders of ALL FOUR FANDOMS instead of jus the deluxe pass holders with the anime extra. That was up on the site well before the convention weekend.

I'm sorry you didn't get in. I really am. I'd love to have even bigger halls so everyone can come support the costumers, but please stop posting conjecture and untruths. It's reactionary and counter productive.

Doobie_Jackson
09-03-2004, 10:48 AM
Oh come on guys, can't we all just get along ? The masq people did the best they could. Blame Hobbystar if the blame must be place somewhere. Seek bloody vengence on them, not the masq people here. It's hard to organize something on that scale. Besides, this thread should be all about ME ! I was in skit #46 'Beware the Signs'. In my boxers. Tell me, did you find it funny...horrifying...you must tell me ! Feed my ego, I beg of you !

Archy Jupiter
09-03-2004, 11:00 AM
About YOU? What are you talking about? It should be about ME, Seto Kaiba, for I am the GREATEST Duelist in the world today, and I WILL defeat Yugi Muto in the next Duel Monsters tournament! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

*cough*

:p

Honestly, though, you were funny. You did a great job, man! Keep it up!

*high five*

- Archy the Dancing Seto Kaiba

Zero_1369
09-03-2004, 11:27 AM
Ya it was a good show.. My friend Britta got in on it, lol..

Oh hey, she's online.. Hello Britta!! :bigtu:

Brita_Lee
09-03-2004, 11:37 AM
Oh hi Zero! Yay me! I am saddened though that I was denied the opportunity to see a man in his boxers. *sigh* Well, there is always next year, and my precious memories of you, Seto, dancing like a fool. Lol.

Zero_1369
09-03-2004, 11:42 AM
Lol. Seto.. that was hilarious...

Killmesarah
09-03-2004, 12:08 PM
Wait I just noticed somthing.... Sakura, when did you guys find out no cassette tapes... cause you guys were like 20 entries ahead of us. We found out 5 entries before going on stage....
....so.... why didn't anyone tell us....if we hadn't been talking about tapes, we would have went on stage.... and .... nothing.....

Damn, that pisses me off. So someone knew about this WAAY earlier, and didn't tell us. We could have totally gotten the boombox and saved our skit if we'd have known earlier. We could have provided a tape player for all....

Well, I guess I will just blame Canadian Idol, cause it's all their fault. Who even watched that stupid ass show....
:::runs off in anger::::

S-san

dani
09-03-2004, 12:15 PM
Earlier this year at Ad-Astra I was waiting to go up on stage and someone told me: "your CD may or may not play. We can't test it ahead of time. When you go on stage we'll press play, if you hear music it means it works, if you don't, well..." so I had to walk on stage without knowing if I'd have music or not.

Some things you just have to shrug off... it's healthier...

Templar
09-03-2004, 12:32 PM
Yea about the audio issues, some ppl have to know that if you have a certain piece of audio that you want played. You cannot tell them to fastforward and play what you want at like the middle of the song or wherever. You should have your audio cued to where you want it and for how long you need it. I heard that was a problem for some ppls audio so I thought I'd mention that for those who don't know :) If you do a good job with yuor audio and skit you might win something like I dunno...BEST CHOREOGRAPHY hehehe!!!

Kia
09-03-2004, 12:55 PM
Yea about the audio issues, some ppl have to know that if you have a certain piece of audio that you want played. You cannot tell them to fastforward and play what you want at like the middle of the song or wherever. You should have your audio cued to where you want it and for how long you need it. I heard that was a problem for some ppls audio so I thought I'd mention that for those who don't know :) If you do a good job with yuor audio and skit you might win something like I dunno...BEST CHOREOGRAPHY hehehe!!!
In the defence of that particular entry, they were in the Young Fans division. Not that that's much of an excuse, but they honestly couldn't have been any more than 12 years old and I'm very proud that they have the forethought to even bring along audio to use (hence, they were partially prepared) and when i sent someone up to the Green Room to let them know we couldn't fullfil their request they took it very well. I felt horrible that i hadn't figureed it out when I was sitting at the check-in desk and gave them no reason to think they wouldn't be able to use their audio. They actually gave us an official cd to use, not a burned one, which was why they didn't have things pre-qued.

Sarah-san - we found out about the lack of a tape player perhaps just over an hour before the show. Dawn was the one who came and told me (after everyone had checked in) and then went off to try and solve the problem. When she came back later to tell me that there was nothing we could do for the 3 entries who had cassette tapes she agreed to go and speak to the two Magic Knights groups for me, but because she was super busy I later asked someone else to make sure "Entry #47" had been informed. And we ALL though someone had talked to you. I didn't hear about the oversight until your number was coming up and Dawn came over to me and Amy to tell us what happened. I'm very very sorry that I didn't come to speak to you myself. It should have been my job, but I was panicing because of the sound situation and wasn't concentrating on very much. I was very happy that you were a good sport and went on in the end, I just hated to know that no one had told you in time.
Again, I'm very sorry.

dani
09-03-2004, 01:06 PM
next time..... WALKIE-TALKIES for everybody

Killmesarah
09-03-2004, 02:13 PM
Aaaw Kia don't apoligize, it's not your fault. There was too much going on, and you guys were SUPER busy anyways.
If you read my earlier post, I was explaining how it was like god didn't want us to do our skit, as we kept losing props and forgetting things. It's just funny b/c had we known, we could have grabbed the boom box.
You guys all handled it really well, all the volunteers went far and beyond to help us out. Your support convinced Matt and I to go up anyways, and I'm glad for that. (Tho he has sworn off ever doing another masq :P )

Now, if we'd have gone up and waited for our music to start...... oh gawd, I know I would have bugged! lol
(that actually happened to me in middle school. I was gonna dance to some awful debbie gibson song in our talent show, LOL. AND my tape didn't work!!)

WHY ME!! ~~~~^O^~~~~ :::cries:::

T's ok tho. It was a fun night, and definately one to remember!!!

S-san

Kia
09-03-2004, 05:10 PM
next time..... WALKIE-TALKIES for everybody
I COMPLETELY agree! ^_^

zink_monkey
09-03-2004, 08:20 PM
Hi panzzzzz
Welcome to the shafted lower paying ticket support group.
Contrary to popular belief it was mentioned on the website stating “advanced seating” but that’s all, very cryptic and confusing. And as you say they added more after the fact, with nothing in the printed material (check out page 28 ANY PASS, only one in bright red). I have discussed this in previous posts and bounced back and forth with Kaijugal. She assured me that the problems have been passed on to Hobbystar and I let her know if they don’t fix it, I probably won’t be back again any time soon. When did hobbystar say they were giving refunds to the shafted? I’d like to know, because I would like to make sure I’m on their list (after ruining our trip, my friend and I don’t live in Toronto) so they owe us $40 (that dosn't even include train fare), we only bought a basic passes to see the show not to see the market upstairs. Its no coincidence that the line stopped just as the higher paying anime passes ALL got in… and not one basic pass got in.

I do believe Kaijugal that she really didn’t know this was going to happen, and can’t even imagine how much stuff she had to deal with that night… She’s great, and that’s why I’m giving the show another try next year… I’ll never be a fan or give the benefit of the doubt toward hobbystar from now on. I do however think if you have a problem with the event it is good to voice your opinion to get all the facts sorted out so it can be fixed next year (suggestions are great, I mentioned wristbands), and its good to vent, I was probably more pissed than you. (I vented huge at Kaijugal when I started, I owe her a big sorry, sorry Kaijugal :)

P.S. your costume in the photo section with “Kisa!” under it was beautiful. Your talent blows my mind.

Zink. (I really know how you feel about this too).

Kaijugal
09-03-2004, 09:55 PM
I have discussed this in previous posts and bounced back and forth with Kaijugal. She assured me that the problems have been passed on to Hobbystar and I let her know if they don’t fix it, I probably won’t be back again any time soon




Thanks Zink_monkey. I totally agree that if it's not fixed you should not support it. Many people here will attest to the fact that I belive in boycotting events until they get thier s__t right. :)

I sincerely hope that an equitable solution is found so we can all enjoy ourselves next year.

Cheers!

zink_monkey
09-03-2004, 10:06 PM
yep, hope to meet you next year or at anime north! P.S. I would have killed for your Godzilla suit when I was younger! It reminds me of the movie "one crazy summer" I would so make small buildings and crush them... or go to housing development meetings and run out crush the models and run away... Hey a new art movement. I take it back I probably would want a suit like that now too :P Have you seen the new Godzilla movies? They are so good, cheese factor intact too!
P.S. just so you know, when you type Godzilla in microsoft word, it gives Godzilla a capital, thats respect.

Wookiemart
09-03-2004, 11:00 PM
yep, hope to meet you next year or at anime north! P.S. I would have killed for your Godzilla suit when I was younger! It reminds me of the movie "one crazy summer" I would so make small buildings and crush them... or go to housing development meetings and run out crush the models and run away... Hey a new art movement. I take it back I probably would want a suit like that now too :P Have you seen the new Godzilla movies? They are so good, cheese factor intact too!
P.S. just so you know, when you type Godzilla in microsoft word, it gives Godzilla a capital, thats respect.

Lol, I have been giving some thought for next year about going to the masquerade as Gamera and having a scaled model of the Canadian Idol set... My skit would involve smashing through the set and then go really insane on the remains lol

panzzzzz
09-04-2004, 12:06 AM
zink_monkey...
you didn't know they where giving refunds to the angry mob of people? didn't you follow the mob around... it felt like the only organizer there could have been kaijukal.. there was hardly any organizer/staff that could deal with us. but we finally "found" a guy.. that was trying to sneak off.. and told him of ppl that only come for one day.. even some from Montreal.. and told him that SATURDAY was the ONLY day that the mob could have come. at least it was suggested that tickets be sold for that one event.. since soo many people HAD to buy basic passes to go see something they couldn't. (thanx for the comment on the pic.. :P maybe tomorrow i'll have the page finished.. and post the link around to so you can see all the cnex pics.. :P)

I'm not saying it's bad organization of masq.. i'm pretty sure behind the scenes it was fine.. it was just the organization and the f-cked up priority line crap that really sucked. even the idea of having only animepasses... last time i checked.. the convention was for all 4 cons... it shouldn't be seperated like that...

JustinCredible
09-04-2004, 08:38 AM
Just to clairify something has been stated in the last couple of posts that are false.

Anime Passes weren't only given priority... ALL WEEKEND PASSES were given priorty. So Comic/Sci-Fi/Horror Deluxe passes were on the same footting as the Anime pass.

So to sum it up... weekend passes trumped one day passes when it came to the masquerade line.

Jo_Canadian
09-04-2004, 08:54 AM
so what anyone who maybe pehaps couldnt afford a weekend pass.....got shafted big time. i think it should be a first come first serve basis. dun matter what a peice of paper says, it matters where you stand in the line

Straywind
09-04-2004, 10:13 AM
so what anyone who maybe pehaps couldnt afford a weekend pass.....got shafted big time. i think it should be a first come first serve basis. dun matter what a peice of paper says, it matters where you stand in the line

That's what it should be and that's why people like Amanda (Dark Link) were really annoyed and started to protest the line split when they started the second line on Saturday afternoon (we had been waiting for the AMV's which was right beside the Masq line). It really wasn't fair and people, who had been almost @ the front of the Masq line, suddenly became the end. I don't even think they understood their situation until much later on. We all felt really badly that they were being treated like that and it shouldn’t happen next year. I know Hobbystar can be quite dense, but hopefully they have learned their lesson.

JustinCredible
09-04-2004, 10:46 AM
That's what it should be and that's why people like Amanda (Dark Link) were really annoyed and started to protest the line split when they started the second line on Saturday afternoon (we had been waiting for the AMV's which was right beside the Masq line). It really wasn't fair and people, who had been almost @ the front of the Masq line, suddenly became the end. I don't even think they understood their situation until much later on. We all felt really badly that they were being treated like that and it shouldn’t happen next year. I know Hobbystar can be quite dense, but hopefully they have learned their lesson.

I too was annoyed, hence the running all the way down Front street to figure out what was what... But the amount of people who wants to go to see the masq compared to the amount of people who can fit in the JBT is a extremely growing gap.

so what anyone who maybe pehaps couldnt afford a weekend pass.....got shafted big time. i think it should be a first come first serve basis. dun matter what a peice of paper says, it matters where you stand in the line

I wasn't debating on the 'unaffordibility' of the weekend passes resulting in people not getting into the masq, rather the fact that people were wrongly stating that Animepasses were the only ones given priority.

Lets just look at the situation...

First come, first serve basis works well in theory... but that would result in people only coming for one day, buying a one day pass and @ 10am plant themselves in the masq line.
I was in line @ 1pm... 3rd in line and ended up being like 64th into the theatre.

Wristbands, good in theory will result in problems like groups being seperated because one of a few of them didn't get in. Being unable to control your own destiny can really urk people. How about familys getting in? What if the child got in and the parent didn't? Although with wristbands I can finally start watching the AMV again... which I haven sat through a large postion since like 2001.

Although many people argue the merits of the priorty of weekend passes, it does give added value to those who pay the $45/$39 and can go about their business during the con and plomp their self in line and can be pretty much sure they'll get in.

From a business point of view that makes sense. Just playing the devils advocate.

Now the lack of clarity on the breakdown of priorty between passes is the cause of the situation of this year. Many people didn't like this idea, so we'll see what is used next year.

Archy Jupiter
09-04-2004, 11:19 AM
Okay, I don't know how well this idea will run with all of you, but if Hobbystar is so into the business aspect of this convention, etc. etc., how about this idea? Here goes:

Anime and other 3-day passes: Get into Masquerade as normal.
One-day Passes: Pay $5 to $10 (something like that) to see the Masquerade itself.

Organization: As we come down the escalator, there is an "audience ticket booth". There will be 2 or 3 cashiers and a person keeping count of the number of people lining up (since there are like 1300 seats, right?). Okay, the only way to get into the line is by getting past this booth. All who pass are given wrist bands to make sure they can be recognized. Those with Anime/3-Day passes get to pass immediately. Those with 1-Day passes pay $5 to $10 for the Masquerade itself. Everything is first-come-first-served. And, Hobbystar gets its bling bling ($$$). Once there are enough people, the booth stops accepting more people and puts a sign up saying "Sorry, Theatre is Now Full".

How does that sound?

- Archy

P.S. - Even without the fee (i.e. if Hobbystar is nice enough to let 1-Day passes get in like Anime/3-Day passes), I still think the "audience ticket booth" idea is a good one! :bigtu:

panzzzzz
09-04-2004, 04:36 PM
the mob has already suggested something similar to that... and it might be taken into considertation... we just have to see...

Archy Jupiter
09-04-2004, 05:46 PM
Oh, I read what the 'mob' has suggested. I was trying to combine everyone's ideas and then add a couple of my own to make a workable system! :bigtu:

- Archy

Zero_1369
09-04-2004, 06:07 PM
Leave it to Kaiba to get the ideas flowing.. lol. By the way.. I don't know if you remember me.. I was the Miroku that walked up to shake your hand as you were going into the con on of the days.. Saturday I think.. so hi.

Elemental
09-04-2004, 06:57 PM
As things stand at the moment, there still won't be a day pass for next year Anime wise, nor will the Day Passes likely get you into the masquarade. The idea being (As much as I GREATLY DISLIKE IT, I have to agree) That the people who have to fork out the 40/45 for the weekend should get priority to the people only spending the 20 for one day. I know its not fair for the people lining up at 1pm, (Trust me, I got so upset at the split I made myself sick, Yech.) but thats the way its going to be run. Also, when you look at the reported numbers, maybe 100 people didn't get into the theatre. Considering there were 1300 people IN the theatre, that's a pretty good ratio.

The chances of this being changed are SLIM and NONE. I know, trust me. ><;;
Start planning around this concept now, so the same thing doesn't happen to you again.

A random thought from Ninja Sensei-- if we could convince them they'd have the turnout... wouldn't it be great to get Roy Thompson Hall? 2500 seating.... Niiiiiice.

Seed-chan
09-04-2004, 07:12 PM
Technically, even if the deluxe passes didn't get priority seating, wouldn't there have only been 100 turned away also? I mean, not even the deluxe pass holders really knew that they'd get priority seating (or at least I didn't ^^; ). It just depends on WHICH people get turned away right?

My friends lined up at 3 for the masq. Half of them were holding day passes coz they could only come Saturday. My other two friends and I went into the AMV showing and them came out and lined up for the masq at about 5 or so. We were placed at the back of the front (as in we weren't on the balcony yet). So the first come first serve idea didn't bother us.

zink_monkey
09-04-2004, 08:16 PM
Hi Elemental, I agree with you in theory, but the people waiting should be told they might not get in… we didn’t (thought we would be at the back). I think rather than fighting over who gets in, a new venue is in order. Lets say I want to start getting into cosplay and I get turned away? Who’s to say I might cosplay for years and add to your community? Not to mention others of the 100, as an outsider this reflected badly on the cosplay community even though hobbystar really runs the shots. You do need new members to allow this to grow and remain healthy. (I hope it does, that’s why I am fighting so hard to add to the solution). I hope you do get in next year just as I do, but if you were one of the 100, you’d be singing a different tune right about now. Roy Thompson hall sounds great, and its great you adding positive solutions!

Archy Jupiter, your idea of a desk at the bottom of the stairs was a good one too… it would have saved us for waiting and I would have just gone and got my money back right away (with no riot)…

But I do think the solution is as follows,
1 – New venue (minimum 500 seats more than the old venue).
2 – One line. (cutting out all the nonsense of different passes, read #3 for higher paying tickets).
3 – wristbands one for each seat. (Comes free with higher paying tickets, hobbystar will buy that $$$$). And the other wristbands are handed out as people arrive until the line matches the capacity of the venue. Others are told it’s sold out, but this shouldn’t happen due to a larger venue.
4 – Clear advanced notice in both the website and printed material.

I think this keeps it fair for the higher paying cosplay people with advance wristbands, allowing for growth of your event with a bigger venue, and letting those who show up know if the have a chance to see the show without waiting and rioting…

skydome one day? Just imagine the caos!
P.S. Elemental your costume was great.

zink_monkey
09-04-2004, 08:19 PM
hey panzzzzz I like being part of the mob... :)

Elemental
09-04-2004, 08:34 PM
Just quickly responding:

Hi Elemental, I agree with you in theory, but the people waiting should be told they might not get in… we didn’t (thought we would be at the back). I think rather than fighting over who gets in, a new venue is in order. Lets say I want to start getting into cosplay and I get turned away? Who’s to say I might cosplay for years and add to your community? Not to mention others of the 100, as an outsider this reflected badly on the cosplay community even though hobbystar really runs the shots. You do need new members to allow this to grow and remain healthy. (I hope it does, that’s why I am fighting so hard to add to the solution). I hope you do get in next year just as I do, but if you were one of the 100, you’d be singing a different tune right about now. Roy Thompson hall sounds great, and its great you adding positive solutions!



The issue is twofold.

First, we have to convince Hobbystar that we could FILL Roy Thompson Hall before they consider getting it for us, considering the cost. 1400 people just isn't enough so far.
Secondly, though I agree, I'm really sad and disappointed for the fans who couldn't get in, it falls back to the fact that for most cons the Masq is full and we have to turn people away, no matter which venue we're in. Only difference this year was that some of the people turned away were from the FRONT of the line... not the end as usual.

Also, the pass holders were warned online. The probem was the information was so jumbles, AND they were told different depending on who they bought tickets from. Next year, we're going to make SURE that doesn't happen. posters will go up, if necessary. ^^


Archy Jupiter, your idea of a desk at the bottom of the stairs was a good one too… it would have saved us for waiting and I would have just gone and got my money back right away (with no riot)…
The desk idea has possibilities, but the main issue is people to man and organize it. Horrible as it sounds, it's easier and therefore cheaper for Hobbystar to stick with the "Delux Pass gets priority" idea. So, 10 to 1, they will.

But I do like the wristband idea- except that the fact that it comes free with each deluxe pass means it can't be regulated. You wouldn't be able to sell cheaper single ones until RIGHT before the Masq. because you would need to know how many seats were free. And that means each dealer has to keep track of how many wristbands wre sold- not to mention the Pass holders who would sell/give away their wristbands if they aren't going to be WATCHING the masq- such as the ones participating.

The larger venue comes down to money. If we can convince Hobbystar its worth it, we can git it. Don't forget, they really consider the masq. a waste of time/money, but they KNOW it is a big draw. They can pull it away from us at any time if they feel its too much hassle or waste.

However>>

4 – Clear advanced notice in both the website and printed material.

Will be EVERYWHERE prior to next con. I promise!

skydome one day? Just imagine the caos!
P.S. Elemental your costume was great.

I can dream!
(And thanks! It was SO much fun!)

Mage
09-05-2004, 03:04 AM
I think we can all agree that Hobbystar has very, very poor public relations. Also, seating is limited and there's nothing that can be done about it, so people will be turned away no matter what.

So the question then is what to do with the overflow. I apologise if this has been mentioned before, but perhaps some sort of a screen, similar to the green room feed, could be placed in a public area so that those who can't get into the theatre itself can still enjoy the show.

Frankly, while 'deluxe' passes might be more special or whatever, I think it's a real kick in the pants to those people who bought single day admissions way in advance via ticketmaster only to find out at the event that it was basically worthless.

More than that, the issue of exhibitors being turned away is irritating as heck. Exhibitors (including artists) put down a nice sum of cash for a table to draw people into Hobbystar's web and then aren't allowed to see the one event of the con that they *can* see? Other than Anime All-Night, the only event that takes place outside of dealers room hours is the masquerade. Artists especially often don't make too much of a profit, despite all their hard work at the con, and the fact that they would have had to pay for a full-weekend membership on top of their table fees is ridiculous. >_> Grr...hobbystar....makes me irritated. >_>;

Kaijugal
09-05-2004, 09:28 AM
First of all let me say for the record.. WHITE MAGE'S NEW AVATAR IS SO CUTE !!! :bigtu:

I think we all agree that Hobbystar needs to look at another method of admission to the masquerade. You can be sure after what happend this year they are already well aware of that. Let's all just sit tight and see what they come up with.

They have other fish to fry as well. Did you see how long the tickets line was for Saturday? @_@ It was insane.

In thier defense, they are slowly making concessions to the masquerade, and attempting to make it a more pleasent event. i.e. this is the first year they've agreed to a greenroom feed. And I know those who were crashed out waiting in the greenroom enjoyed that. So have faith. I'll be happy to pass on all your comments and suggestions when next I meet regarding masq stuff.

Cheers!

JustinCredible
09-06-2004, 09:07 AM
I think rather than fighting over who gets in, a new venue is in order.

Much easier said then done... JBT is an inhouse theatre for the MTCC, getting a Roy Thomson Hall... the cost might be extremely hard to swallow expecially for Hobbystar in an expansion year.

I think this keeps it fair for the higher paying cosplay people with advance wristbands, allowing for growth of your event with a bigger venue, and letting those who show up know if the have a chance to see the show without waiting and rioting…

Isn't this the 2nd year in its 'bigger' location? I really don't see it moving any time soon. During the weekend it was discussed going back to a set up like before the JBT, the flat seatting with fold out chairs in one of the exhbit halls... sure it would hold a ton of people, but the people in the masq will lose out on the experience of performing on a stage.

1300 with only 100 missing is a an acceptable oversight. What can be done for those 100 people is set up some sort of feed for them to still be able to watch the masq.

Kaijugal,
you post = teh truth! :bigtu:

Wookiemart
09-06-2004, 09:57 AM
1300 with only 100 missing is a an acceptable oversight. What can be done for those 100 people is set up some sort of feed for them to still be able to watch the masq.

Kaijugal,
you post = teh truth! :bigtu:

I sort of agree with you on that one in the sense that when a professional big show comes to town tickets blow off in like an hour and then they have to decide if they will add extra shows. Obviously, holding a masquerade a second time during a 3 day convention is kind of ridiculous for many reasons, costumes sometimes dont survive while some effects are single use, etc...

However, looking back at the CNE this year in a general perspective I think that what is called for here to give everyone a chance at seeing and being seen, is simply a Parade of Costumes.

You layout a path in such a way that people waiting in line get to see it and i dont know the exact layout of the MTCC but those two mechanical staircases right in the middle of the front lobby must lead to the exhibit hall so we could use those to go upstairs and show off to the people shopping around as well in a cordoned off section or something.

This is the kind of thing that requires military precision planning, you need volunteers along the entire path as well as at the base of the said staircases, and timing is a key issue as well this shouldnt take more then an hour once it gets in motion assuming there are as many costumers as this year. Pacing at this point is crusial, you want the thing to be moving but not so fast that the people don't get a chance to appreciate everyone's comstume.

I honestly think that with a little forethought this is a thing people can do and it will have two effects, the people that dont really care for the stints but like to collect costumer photos will get a golden opportunity so they might not go to the Saturday night masquerade, hence freeing up some seats, but others who might not have gone otherwise could perhaps be inspired to do so :o :o :o

This brings us back to the priority seating issue, I find the bracelet idea nifty but quite unrealistic(those things are expensive, even in bulk) however a stamped ticket might do the trick.
Having a ticket booth close to the costumer's registration booth would keep things clear and simple, if you dont get a ticket with whatever pass you have for the weekend then you can't go see the masquerade and once all the available ticktes are gone well its just to bad.( the advantage here is that if it's sold out and you would have bought a day pass only for the masquerade the you will avoid spending money for nothing and that insane lineup)

At this point two things can happen either you keep registering people without giving out tickets (to get a sense of how many still want in) or you have them lineup just before showtime so that any no shows could be filled in just like real life professional shows.

I personnaly think the second line up is just another possibility for grief to anyone involved, the secret is getting a sense of how many people can't get in so that you know how many extra seats you would need and perhaps if the live video feed idea comes through then you know how big or how many screens you need.

Another option would be to get those extra people that couldn't make it in together in another room and have them enjoy a mini masquerade either immediately before or after the stint on-stage. (we were basicaly led through the entire bowels of the theater that night so what's anoter few rooms lol)

These solutions might not be perfect but they might get other people's minds rolling on something so who knows where it could go...

One thing is for sure Costumers have 3 things in common

1- they like to make things with their hands
2- they have a passion for pop culture (the source of most costumes)
3- they love to show off

so as long as organiser respect the costumers and dont make them go through too much grief they will always be willing to make things happen for the good of the masquerade and those who want to watch it...

The show must go on...

sakura_uchiha12
09-06-2004, 10:23 AM
Wait I just noticed somthing.... Sakura, when did you guys find out no cassette tapes... cause you guys were like 20 entries ahead of us. We found out 5 entries before going on stage....
....so.... why didn't anyone tell us....if we hadn't been talking about tapes, we would have went on stage.... and .... nothing.....

Damn, that pisses me off. So someone knew about this WAAY earlier, and didn't tell us. We could have totally gotten the boombox and saved our skit if we'd have known earlier. We could have provided a tape player for all....

Well, I guess I will just blame Canadian Idol, cause it's all their fault. Who even watched that stupid ass show....
:::runs off in anger::::

S-san

We found out just as the show began. (We were entry #9 and #10) It does suck that no one told you!!! How unfair.

Let's all blame Canadian Idol for our troubles....cuz it's all their fault. I just hope that there weren't too many people that had tapes.

sakura_uchiha12
09-06-2004, 10:28 AM
Again, I'm very sorry.

Don'T sweat it...I don't think anybody blames you. As for Dawn, someone hug her for me...she was aswome with us. She even came to see us after our skits to tell reassure us that the judges knew of the tape problem.

zink_monkey
09-06-2004, 11:08 AM
The toronto star...
Where Jedis can mix with manga maniacs.
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1093903811382&call_pageid=968867495754&col=969483191630

JustinCredible
09-06-2004, 11:52 AM
The toronto star...
Where Jedis can mix with manga maniacs.
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1093903811382&call_pageid=968867495754&col=969483191630

Funny you bring up that article...

: looks at paper in hand.... with said article :

I'd like to point out from the article:

"And while there appeared to be no disharmony between different adherents and species (apart perhaps from the police carting away a display of replica swords, crossbows and throwing stars and arresting six people the first night of the fair) the black-clad seemed to stay with the black-clad, the comic-book enthusiasts with the comic-book enthusiasts."