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Kitty
12-22-2002, 06:30 PM
Oh boy I just found out when I got the mailtoday, that Acen is around the same time as the thing i will never miss ....E3 ! Damn why do they have to make it the same days?! Now I face a decision to be made and I better make it soon, E3 with pals or ACEN with new costumes and wearing them out. Oh what to do.

BlueLady
12-22-2002, 06:34 PM
couldn't you go to one one day and the other the next.. Mabey I'm wrong but don't they both span a couple of days.. It would be busy.. but possible,,

Tenjou
12-22-2002, 06:35 PM
Well, if I were you, I'd go with my friends, because you could always catch ACEN next year, but it's not my desicion. ^^ Good luck though.

Kitty
12-22-2002, 06:51 PM
I would Blue, but E3 is over in L.A. and acen is waaaay on the other side almost for me to do that.

Shashu
12-22-2002, 08:32 PM
Do whichever you will feel more at home with, E3 will definetly be an experience, plus if your friends are there then you will have lotsa fun, BUT also consider your fan club that wants to meet ya at ACEN 03'... *cough* *COUGH*! :D

Ayaka
12-22-2002, 10:33 PM
I can't believe I'm saying this but . . . E3. Hey, ACen's my hometown con, I love it, and people will miss having you there, Kitty. But unless there's a reason more than just wearing your costumes to come to ACen, I think you should go to E3.

Troppy
12-23-2002, 10:56 AM
I would have to agree with Ayaka. I too am from Chicago, and ACen is like...my baby...but really I don't go there for any reason except meeting with my out-of-state friends and cosplaying. ACen is great, but doesn't really offer anything unique when it comes to cons. E3 comes but once a year...and you can't get that experience anywhere else for the duration of those 365 days. ;p

Dark Vision
12-23-2002, 02:23 PM
E3... drools..... Since E3 and Acen are two different events it really depends which you'll have more fun at. If E3 excites you more than Acen or vice versa, you should well obviously the one that excites you more.... *drools over E3*

Doc Stampede
12-23-2002, 03:25 PM
Anime conventions happen regularly, and all the time over the course of a year. One missed is not the end of the world, and it can be plenty of fun to see a different one. Your friends are more important.

Miss ACen, go to E3, then come to Otakon. (Okay, so a little con bias came through there.) :p

Doc

Alisa
12-23-2002, 08:25 PM
Isn't it hard to get into E3? You should go to E3, since it is one of those rare special cons. But don't take my word since I have only gone to one convention so far being Acen.

Squall
12-24-2002, 02:34 AM
yeah E3 falls on the same days at ACen for us, so it will be a hard decison. The thought of going to at least one day of E3 was in mind, since it starts on May 14 and then goin to A-Cen since that starts on the 16, but we will see what works out ~_~

Adella
12-27-2002, 04:02 PM
ACEN > E3

You'll like Chicago brown cat. Kyle and I will take you around. ^_^

Troppy
12-27-2002, 04:29 PM
oh wait...from what Aeris says, it sounds like you've never BEEN to Chicago/ACen before. Is this true? THEN I'd say ACen...it sounds like E3 is something you've done several times already, and ACen is pretty frikkin awesome. XD

SoulCrash
12-27-2002, 05:20 PM
I said "GO TO E3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
anyway, I'm in the ACen videocamera staff, and I put whatever footage I got from the con, and then put it on my "server"....

just check out my footage of the ACen2K2 masquerade...
ftp://12.249.92.191/Anime_Cons/Anime_Central/

anyway, you're not going to miss much at ACen.....

Squall
12-28-2002, 02:21 AM
altho..going to Acen means spending lots of $$$ for the plane tix and such..where E3 is nearby and would just cost us the gas to get there....

again, it all depends on how this year goes into saving up for anything @_@ nothing is definite for us yet

Adella
12-30-2002, 07:49 PM
So would Shaun be going to ACEN with you Kitty? I would hope so. ^_^

shadow
12-31-2002, 01:46 AM
Carefully list the pros and cons of going to each.
list the costs and how much you want to goto each.
Then carefully seperate them into pros and cons piles....
Then flip a coin. :D

Never went to E3 does sound kinda fun though.

Originally posted by Aeris
I would hope so. ^_^

o.O careful Kitty she is shes prospecting. haha :D

Kitty
12-31-2002, 02:16 AM
Well I have been to the windy city once to visit a person who went to the Navy. I havent been there to a con yet. And it all depends on the $$$ right now cause I am tapped! Ya know there is one con I hated and it looks like I may be going to it this year instead! Damn why do people always have to make 2 cons at the same time! Grrrrrrrrrrr oh time to think.
Oh does a sweet little Tenshi I talk to want to go to E3 If I do go?

Squall
12-31-2002, 02:52 AM
~~~~~wooosh~~~~~~~ O_o
well having 2 cons at the same time might be either coincidence OR a plot to see which is more popular and who is supportative of which con.....its a conspiracy!!!!!!

Yeah lets bring the little tenshi with us ^^

shadow
12-31-2002, 07:12 PM
I think it is a conspiracy. :D

I am sure if you guys decided to goto E3 the little tenshi would be delighted to join you guys.. whoever that is. =P

Xefeon Aisu
01-13-2003, 08:39 PM
I dunno...it's up to you, but I personally want to go to ACen. It's nearby my home, and it sounds like a lot of fun and it's going to have a lot of new extra stuff this year, or so it says on the website. Plus I want the chance to meet some of my favorite voice actors, or at least see them or something. But then again, you might not even know who they are, or want to do the stuff they have there. MY problem is my mom is biased against all things anime and SAID I could go but then grounded me from going for the stupidest reason...when she had ALSO grounded me for a month anyway. -.- But I really don't know what to tell you on your situation. It's really up to you. I personally think ACen sounds like fun, but if you want to go to E3 or wherever, that's your choice. Think about it, list pros and cons, and basically take all the advice given before this. Friends is definetely a plus though. :: shrugs ::

Squall
01-13-2003, 11:18 PM
oops..this thread has gone too far...were not going to Acen anymore. Sorry for the confusion ^^;;

orochiyamazaki
01-30-2003, 06:18 PM
That's the same prob I had last year, but luckily I have underlings to go to E3 in my place.

E3 is going to be pretty uneventful this year, from what I hear. The L.A. Convention center has really gone nuts with restrictions on exhibitors. No more music louder than a speaking voice, limited lighting effects, actors aren't allowed to wander away from your booth, etc. It's not the same E3 it was 3 or 4 years ago.

Plus, there are no big events planned in the industry. No new newsworthy platforms due, no anticipated big hits that we don't already know about... Franakly, the internet killed E3. You can get industry news SO fast now, it seems almost pointless to go to the trade shows.

But that's just my opinion... A trip to LA is always nice. I scare people in Little Tokyo. I'm probably the biggest asian guy they've seen since Giant Baba, only I have a real attitude problem. The food in LA is muuuch nicer, too, in general.

Chicago is a butthole, but then I live here. I'm probably the reason Chicago sucks, or I'm just being negative again. But Acen i-i-i-is a pretty decent con, especially considering it's really still a young con. One of the more socially diverse cons, at least. You get a wide variety of people attending the cons, which can be interesting.

But it's not THE con either, so missing out isn't the worst thing in the world. I'm sure you'll get over it.

Want my opinion? N-No? Uhm... You... you sure? Well... Too bad! I say, pocket the money you would have spent to go to EITHER event, and invest it in a 20 pound hamburger! I mean... Who in blazes wouldn't LOVE a 20 pound hamburger?!

Uhm... H-Hello? Anyone still listening to me? Bah! Well, I would love a 20 pound hamburger, at least!