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Hikaru_Ayanami
02-01-2005, 01:20 AM
hi people i dont know if im posting in the right place but o well. any way i will be going to fanime and it will be my 1st time there i was just woundering how is it. i know its not as big as anime expo but it is biger then ani-magic right? well thats what my friend told me im just woundering what you people think who go to fanime every year.

lol also i most likey will be useing my ichigo from bleach which i used this past weekend at anime LA.

also want to see if there are any people who want to meet new people like me lol. i always like to meet new people so well yeah if any one wants to maybe we could have out and show me and my friends how fanmie is lol. :jjacks:

daoutlaw
02-01-2005, 04:05 AM
Fanime is bigger than ani-magic, of course.
If the layout is gonna be same as last year, Fanime's gonna be on second floor of San Jose Convention center. The convention center is connected directly with Hiltion and Marriot. Also, for concert and masquerade, they use the concert hall right across the street. The hall is freaking big, and stage is huge as well.

It's gonna be fun. I'll be Ichigo *in Ban Kai mode* come fanime. Group of my friends are gonna be in bleach cosplay also.

whoislain
02-01-2005, 12:06 PM
Hi Hikaru_Ayanami! I too will be going to fanime for the first time. Actually it will be my first con ever :-) Not sure if I'm gonna cosplay yet...it all depends on whether I have time to make anything. Maybe I will see you there!

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-01-2005, 12:40 PM
cool thx for the info and stuff daoutlaw. sounds really good. this will be my 1st anime con. that i aculty have to fly to lol so this is pretty cool for me lol.

whoislain cool your 1st con. lol mine was so long ago lol i have been going to anime epxo for 7 years so yeah im not new to anime con. just new to fanime. you should try cosplay well if u never have done it before try something really ezy. lol thats what i have started doing as of know i have ummm 4 cosplays i have done. Nadesico but that was kind of hard, One piece which is really ezy, kakashi from naruto, kiba from naruto this is the ezyest of all to do only took me 2 days.

and well yeah maybe we could meet up and stuff lol like i said im always interested in meeting other otaku out there lol :skidude2: and if any of u want you can im me on AIM if any one wants to chat with me sometime. :bigtu:

Jujubeans
02-01-2005, 06:32 PM
:D If you haven't already...

http://www.fanime.altimus-labs.com:: Fanime BBS
http://www.Fanime.com:: Fanime Main Page

From my first con, I heard that Fanime was in the top... five (maybe?) biggest cons in the US, although I can be wrong. It is BIG, well BIGGER that the 2003 hall. ANYWAYS... Der Cosplay might be held in a different hall because SJ is making another one off Santa Clara in between 3rd and 7th? It's something like that, but they ARE making a different hall which means Der Cosplay might be moved as well, but who know.

Those new to Fanime should find a gathering first off. "Youko_Kurama" has a thread posted in the Cosplay section of the Fanime boards. KIT there if your costume falls into one of the categories. :] I'm a Fanime-dweeb too, so you can PM me here or find me on the Fanime boards as "Ska_Kitti". I roam the boards quite often and I don't mind answering any questions you might have. Ja.

MeliCat
02-02-2005, 10:24 PM
Fanime is a fun con, you'll have a blast! ^.~ It's not too big, not too small and the people are so cool! I'll be there, maybe you'll see me around, my name is MeliCat and I'll be dressed as Dizzy from Guilty Gear on Saturday, not sure about Friday and Sunday yet. Hope to see you there! ^_^

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-03-2005, 03:42 AM
lol cool well i see u have aim so i saved u as a buddy so we can chat some time :bigtu:

Matsuki
02-14-2005, 06:18 PM
hai Hikaru Ayanami! I went to Fanime last year and I'll be back again this year. Its a really fun Con. I'm going as--- the stuff it says in my sig. I'll be going on the Saturday and Sunday and maybe on Memorial day. Maybe I'll see you there! if you have any questions about my experience at the con just message me, I have aim too. ^_^;;;

OniCourseMusha
02-15-2005, 01:41 AM
OMG!!! This is gonna be my 2nd time for going to Fanime!! I LOVE FANIME! Hope u guys gather around wit me!! SO WE CAN HAVE A PARTY!!!!

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-15-2005, 03:04 AM
lol wow more people posted lol though no one eles would lol cool :bigtu:

Shinsengumi
02-15-2005, 03:22 AM
It's going to be my 3rd time going to fanime, it's really fun, of you see me I"ll be cosplaying as Robert Garcia from the King of Fighters and the Shinsengumi Hajime Saito from Rurouni Kenshin.

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-15-2005, 01:21 PM
It's going to be my 3rd time going to fanime, it's really fun, of you see me I"ll be cosplaying as Robert Garcia from the King of Fighters and the Shinsengumi Hajime Saito from Rurouni Kenshin.


cool i might be useing all my cosplays i have done so far

Bleach - Ichigo/Death god
Naruto - Kiba
One Piece - Monkey D. Luffy
Battle royle - random student

Gainax Boy
02-15-2005, 03:22 PM
hehe, This is actually my first Fanime too. I'm looking incredibly forward to it ^__^

If you happen to see me wandering the halls Hikaru-chan, run on up and say hi. I always enjoy meeting new people ^_^

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-15-2005, 08:36 PM
haha i saw u at anime LA but i was bzy doing something. :bigtu:

DivineSage
02-16-2005, 12:09 AM
This is my first Fanime as well. I'll be cosplaying as King and Blue Mary from King of Fighters, so If you see me (or I see you. I'll keep an eye open) then come say hi. I may draw a blank at first, but just tell me your cosplay.com name, and I'll remember you. And you can IM me.

Jujubeans
02-16-2005, 12:41 AM
: ) Have LOTS of fun and stop by the Game Room to find my troop. We'll be hosting games there.

Sana-chan
02-16-2005, 12:48 AM
This is my first time going to Fanime as well! I would've gone last year, but it was the same time as my Senior Prom... and I figured that was more important hehe. Still not 100% sure on what all I'm bringing... probably several things since it seems bigger tho XD.

Super No 1
02-16-2005, 05:41 PM
Add me to this year's Fanime rookie list. I'm gonna be so damn lost.

Pikacello
02-16-2005, 06:11 PM
Add me to this year's Fanime rookie list. I'm gonna be so damn lost.

I'm so glad you're going, though!! =) Hopefully we can meet up and chat! You'll have a blast, no worries.

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-16-2005, 08:43 PM
lol i know this kind of dumb but hey why not have a newbi to fanmie gathering during the con. u just like like a naruto group and others why not have one for newbies lol. i dont know i just though of it right now.

DivineSage
02-16-2005, 11:27 PM
I'm in. Just give me a time and place.

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-17-2005, 12:29 AM
I'm in. Just give me a time and place.


cool well thats ehh a total of 6 then cuz its me and 4 of my friends and u lol. :bigtu: come on fanmie newbies where are you lol. come and joing for fellow fanmie newbies

Lakari
02-17-2005, 02:36 AM
lol I'm a fanime newb too =3, where is everyone meeting up at? I'll be cosplaying as Princess Eclaire from La Pucelle so keep an eye out for me!

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-17-2005, 04:25 AM
wow another person lol haha i just wanted to see if people interested and i guess u all are cool. lol well umm what about a gathering at nite cuz i know during the con. every one bzy doing something maybe a dinner kind of gathering thingy i dont know how does that soud to u all.

lol im just thinking that i my self would be pretty bzy during the day cheeking out everything and stuff. *shrugs* its just an idea but if any one eleas has anything then just say it lol we all new to fanmie.

also for people who are not new to fanmie come and meet us newbies lol.
:thumbsup:

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-21-2005, 12:36 AM
lol i guess no one really want to lol o well. eithere that or every one bzy doing stuff and had no time to post. :square:

Jujubeans
02-22-2005, 07:03 PM
lol I'm a fanime newb too =3, where is everyone meeting up at? I'll be cosplaying as Princess Eclaire from La Pucelle so keep an eye out for me!

OMG I'm taking a picture of you. :P Maybe I can steal you and we can look for a Dark Eclair or a Prier? Look out for a goldenrod maid or an Alphonse Elric and you'll get mad props from me. ^_^

Lakari
02-22-2005, 10:17 PM
OMG I'm taking a picture of you. :P Maybe I can steal you and we can look for a Dark Eclair or a Prier? Look out for a goldenrod maid or an Alphonse Elric and you'll get mad props from me. ^_^

That's great ^^ *dies of happiness* someone wants a picture XD, my friends are volunteering at fanime so I might be left on my own during the day. So I'll tag along on the search for a Dark Eclair XD, this is my first con so...:) I really hope to see you there!

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-23-2005, 02:03 AM
lol cool so i guess u want to meet up sometime during the day. well thats cool with me we just need to set up a place and time that is ezy to find and not to crowded so we can find each other. :bigtu: o yeah and happy b-day to me lol hahahaha yes im hecka bored lol no one eles online right now. :p

Jujubeans
02-23-2005, 02:16 AM
:P If you don't see me, you'll hear, "ECLAIR ECLAIR I WANT YOUR PICTURE!!" from behind you. XD I usually call out the character someone cosplays as, as I will for the rest of the new peeps. ^_^ Watch out for me!

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-23-2005, 02:35 AM
hahah thats cool but would u really be in cosplay all day and night lol

Lakari
02-23-2005, 11:01 AM
hehe I think I'll be going only on Saturday and Sunday though...still have school on Friday and I have to go BACK to school on Monday XD, now if it were during the summer... :razz:

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-23-2005, 12:12 PM
lol thats cool thing is i dont know what cosplay i will be useing yet. i will be there all 4 days of the con. lol shot its my 1st time i might as well be there all 4 days right. lol

Jujubeans
02-23-2005, 05:26 PM
:P Hikaru, The only way you can find out who I am out in the con area outside of staffing is that I'll be flagging down people and calling them by their characer name. If by chance I see you as an anime character that I know or you just look cool, you'll hear me.

^_~ If you want a picture taken and some nice con experience, I'll find you out. My troop this year comes equipped with a Fanime Veteran who knows how to have a good time.

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-23-2005, 09:09 PM
hahaha sounds cool :bigtu:

Akira-Kun
02-24-2005, 01:01 AM
This will be my first Fanime as well and I'm wondering about Der Cosplay. On Fanime's web site, there's a Consent Form for particpants and on that form, it says to "mail it along with your entry form". Is this entry form the Der Cosplay entry form? It seems there was one for 2004, if you check out Fanime's board but I don't see one for 2005 yet? Or is it the Consent Form supposed to be the entry form itself? If so, wow, it only asks for your signature and name, nothing about how many people in your group/party, name of your group/party, etc. I have posted a similar message on Fanime's board and even sent an email to the cosplay address on their site, but still no reply?

Anyone else wondering this too or can help me out? Thanks for any replies.

Evolution
02-24-2005, 03:55 PM
Lakari: Hey, enjoy Fanime!!! It's really fun the first time around, but sometiemes, it can go to the dregs!!! I wouldn't worry too much about school the following Monday, since I believe it's Memorial Day weekend, and aren't we all supposed to have that day off anyway???

Wah Mei: They may not have updated the Fanime BBS in a bit, so the 2005 stuffy maybe a little late...keep checking back for updates...

Gainax Boy
02-24-2005, 05:25 PM
So do all you guys have hotel rooms yet? I'm still having a hard time trying to find a place to stay ^^;;

Jujubeans
02-24-2005, 07:28 PM
This will be my first Fanime as well and I'm wondering about Der Cosplay. On Fanime's web site, there's a Consent Form for particpants and on that form, it says to "mail it along with your entry form". Is this entry form the Der Cosplay entry form? It seems there was one for 2004, if you check out Fanime's board but I don't see one for 2005 yet? Or is it the Consent Form supposed to be the entry form itself? If so, wow, it only asks for your signature and name, nothing about how many people in your group/party, name of your group/party, etc. I have posted a similar message on Fanime's board and even sent an email to the cosplay address on their site, but still no reply?

The entry for and consent forms are two different things. Neither form has been released yet, or at least I haven't found it yet. ^^; Sank'yuu Evolution for the update.

You should also keep watches on the main page. They make updates there as well.

Lakari
02-24-2005, 11:09 PM
Lakari: Hey, enjoy Fanime!!! It's really fun the first time around, but sometiemes, it can go to the dregs!!! I wouldn't worry too much about school the following Monday, since I believe it's Memorial Day weekend, and aren't we all supposed to have that day off anyway???

Lol, I definitely hope my first fanime will not be in the dregs
:thumbsup: , it's only still February and I'm all hyped about it already (when I'm not thinking about my midterms and finals >.<). The reason I'm going back to school on Monday is because I would need time to settle back in before finals begin...Come to think about it...I'm looking forward to fanime due to the fact a friend of mine is going as Shinji in a EVA plugsuit and let's just say I'll get alot of laughs from that :razz:

DayDreamerNessa
02-25-2005, 03:38 AM
as for der cosplay~ they will have the forms to send in soon (at least that's hwat they say, keep in mind they may go through setbacks which has already occured, so dont be surprised if you dont see it relatively soon)

i personally wanted to get the der cospaly reg over with for awhile now =/

fanime was my first con several years ago, and it will probably always be my fave con.

KisaChan
02-25-2005, 05:47 AM
I'm new at cosplaying...I MIGHT >_< go...if I do, I'll be going as Kisa Sohma...i still need to figure out how to register O_O

Hikaru_Ayanami
02-26-2005, 04:37 PM
thats cool hopefully u get your cosplay done for the con.

RyuHayabusaDOA2
03-02-2005, 01:37 PM
lol i know this kind of dumb but hey why not have a newbi to fanmie gathering during the con. u just like like a naruto group and others why not have one for newbies lol. i dont know i just though of it right now.


Check the Fanime Board for gatherings that we do, for board members, so people can meet up, hang out and have fun before the con. We have gatherings like every 2-3 months, but I dunno if you are willing to come up to NorCal for such a gathering hehehe :D I'm a moderator on the Fanime BBS, so if you sign up, you can ask me any questions related to those.

Hikaru_Ayanami
03-02-2005, 03:31 PM
wow sounds cool but im from riverside. i was trying woundering if people wanted to start like a new to fanime gathering thing. lol but i dont mean just people who are nre to fanmie. :bigtu:

Loco:Neko
03-02-2005, 04:15 PM
Hi Hikaru_Ayanami! Fanime was my very first anime convention and i'd have to say it was awesome. I loved the AMV contest. There were a lot of cosplayers too. I never wanted to leave cause it was so much fn. You'll have loads of fun! ;)

Akira-Kun
03-02-2005, 10:52 PM
How is the line situation at Fanime, compared to AX, usually? Are we like talking mega-huge lines (1,000+ people) AX style? I know Fanime isn't as big as AX, but I was just wondering if there's going to be insane lines so I can go prepared. Thanks for any replies.

Jujubeans
03-03-2005, 12:13 AM
Fanime usually rakes in about a total of about 7000+ during the entire convention.

RyuHayabusaDOA2
03-03-2005, 03:52 AM
How is the line situation at Fanime, compared to AX, usually? Are we like talking mega-huge lines (1,000+ people) AX style? I know Fanime isn't as big as AX, but I was just wondering if there's going to be insane lines so I can go prepared. Thanks for any replies.

for the reg line, it's not huge and long, but if you are going to attend any of the signings, Cosplay or the Musicfest concert, be prepared to wait a while. Glad that you are coming to Fanime. :D

Hikaru_Ayanami
03-03-2005, 12:01 PM
good to hear line no problem for me heheh if u been to anime expo then u know a few things about long lines lol. good that the lines are not long at fanime.

Kuwaga_Raijer
03-04-2005, 10:31 PM
Dude I from Riverside too and i'm goin to Fanime SWEET!

Hikaru_Ayanami
03-04-2005, 10:34 PM
cool where in riverside u at. :thumbsup: have u gone to AI (arcade infinity)

im going to fanime all 4 days. are u maybe if u want we should kick if and stuff :chatah:

audioventchick
03-16-2005, 11:14 PM
This is my first Cosplay event. I have to say I'm really excited!! I would like to go all 4 days, but I don't know if I can take that much time off. I live in the Northern bay area (Santa Rosa), and it can take 2-5 hours to get to San Jose (traffic). Which day is best to go to? I'm going as Lenne from Final Fantasy X-2.



Peace, love, and crackerz! Shana \m/

Yunaura
03-18-2005, 12:39 AM
I'll be trying to go all four days toOo~! This'll be my second FanimeCon as well,so I hope to see you around. I'm not too sure if I'm cosplaying or not, but look for a group of people tossing a black Mokona Modoki plushie from Tsubasa Reservoir/XXXHolic around. ^.~

[inside joke: we're goin to be mushroom hunting again~! (check attachment =P)]

Jujubeans
03-18-2005, 02:17 PM
For all the Fanime virgins, I warn you all. There are some people who have spent many months creating a costume they debut at this con. Be nice and do not glomp them even if they are your favorite character. : ) Ask permission first.

Guide to Noobs (Fanime forum) (http://fanime.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2841&sid=c0134d8bb53daf614f8848ce71ed81a6) (If you haven't seen this already)

Play nice and I hope to see you all there.

Hikaru_Ayanami
03-20-2005, 05:39 PM
hahah wow have not checked on here for a while but yeah cool to see more people posted any way still wanting to see if people interested in having a newbie gathering during the con. lol i asked a while ago but ehh just wanted to ask again i will proble ask one more time like a month before the con.

but yeah im just interested in meeting other newbies and stuff lol (dont have to be newbi) to meet. its just for the heck of it.

but yeah so any one still interested.

Okitasan
04-12-2005, 03:59 AM
this gonna be my first Fanime aswell.. its also going to be my first year missing AX :\ (with good reason though, I'm going to be in Japan :D)
AX is the only large anime convention I've attended, so I'm really looking forward to going to another big one. I've heard great things about fanime, so I can't wait!

Hikaru_Ayanami
04-12-2005, 04:42 AM
yeah same here hard good thing about it thats why im go lol cool u going to japan nice. lol cant get any better then that lol. hahah lol i just noticed u from SD same here lol well im here for school. maybe see u around in sd lol.

Hikaru_Ayanami
05-10-2005, 12:44 PM
ok 3 more weeks to go im just want to re-check if any one out there want to do a new to fanime gathering. plz say if u want to do one cuz im interested in meeting some new people. and i think this would be a good way for new and old people to meet. lol and YES you the person reading lol say something i know alot of u reading this thread but no on ever saysing anything. just say if u want to meet lol hey if its even one person thats cool with me.

i just want to make some meet and make some new friends.

KorosuAkurei
05-10-2005, 07:17 PM
That would be cool ^.^ I'm also a Fanime n00b. hehe. this will be my first year as well :P

Hikaru_Ayanami
05-10-2005, 10:46 PM
That would be cool ^.^ I'm also a Fanime n00b. hehe. this will be my first year as well :P


cool i saved your sn so we can chat on aim. so far thats 2 people that i know for suer that want to. cool

brocas
05-14-2005, 06:18 PM
This is my first Cosplay event. I have to say I'm really excited!! I would like to go all 4 days, but I don't know if I can take that much time off. I live in the Northern bay area (Santa Rosa), and it can take 2-5 hours to get to San Jose (traffic). Which day is best to go to? I'm going as Lenne from Final Fantasy X-2.



Peace, love, and crackerz! Shana \m/


Saturday is traditionally the best day, but this year the masquerade is on Sunday... so could be either one.

Hikaru_Ayanami
05-18-2005, 09:09 PM
this new to fanime is now changed into a dinner gathering which will be every night of the con friday - sunday.


http://www.fanime.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3162&start=60

Shinsengumi
05-21-2005, 03:26 PM
Just one more week until fanime comes, I can't wait, my 3rd time going to fanime.

hikaru_ayanamii
05-23-2005, 10:26 PM
i'm going with 5 other people... im so excited!!!