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esantiago7292
04-07-2005, 03:45 PM
I was looking around the Anime Network Forums and i saw that they said BAAF 05 was cancled, if anyone has any info on this please post it here

KaineMaxwell
04-10-2005, 10:51 AM
You heard right, it is no more.

Kitchen
04-11-2005, 09:38 PM
what is BBAF?

zephy
04-11-2005, 10:19 PM
what is BBAF?
BAAF was Big Apple Anime Fest. It was a con held in NYC during Labor Day Weekend, but was not held last year and will not be held this year.

I was looking around the Anime Network Forums and i saw that they said BAAF 05 was cancled, if anyone has any info on this please post it here

Yep, thats right. No BAAF. Cons held within New York City itself tend to be rather short lived. Combining the high cost of hosting such event, the logistics nightmare of being in the city, the high cost of hotels, inavailability of parking, and general difficulty for congoers in attending cons in a LARGE metropolitan area ultimately, I think, leads to NYC con downfalls.

I would suggest coming to AnimeNEXT (http://www.animenext.org). ITs held in Seacaucus, NJ and is a good, small-to-medium-sized con, and I think really the only one, anymore, held in the NYC area.

RoboGundam6
04-12-2005, 11:11 AM
No sh!t! So is AIme Expo in NYC but peoeple are still posting there. BAAF is dead and I sadly doubt its ever comming back. We should all hold a funeral, and stop posting in both blogs, its brings in sad memories...considering its been dead for 2+ years.

Kitchen
04-12-2005, 11:23 AM
Also there is a con in Niagara this year as well if anyone is still looking for a close con, it's about medium and it's something I'm going too, so if you want to check it out the site is www.gcaf.tk

Chiri
04-20-2005, 09:28 PM
Ack!! Nooo! *crumples to the floor in denial* BAAF 2002 was my first anime con ever.....;_; BAAF...no more... :bigcry:

esantiago7292
04-22-2005, 08:56 PM
if's it's being cancled then whats the thing on the cosplay.com homepage?

Zetchi
04-23-2005, 09:04 AM
Yeah if you go to the site
http://www.bigappleanimefest.com

It says there's no plans for 2005

Chibi Bunni
06-22-2005, 06:07 PM
Niagra takes like 5 hours. o.O; Sad, it was the closest con...

echocharlie
10-12-2005, 12:52 PM
Niagra takes like 5 hours. o.O; Sad, it was the closest con...

What about the other new york anime convention (http://www.animenext.org)? :)

Firestar
10-16-2005, 12:07 AM
does anyone know if this con will ever be up again?
or if any will be in nyc?

echocharlie
10-19-2005, 09:00 AM
does anyone know if this con will ever be up again?
or if any will be in nyc?

It might, but I think they'll make it more of a Film Festival than a convention. AnimeNEXT (http://www.animenext.org) is basically a NYC convention, though it's not in the city. It's about 5 miles away and about 15 minutes by bus from the Port Authority.

TheAnarCHris
10-22-2005, 03:17 PM
Wow I like animeNEXT too, but can we stop plugging it in EVERY other post?

Actually, there ARE anime cons coming back to NYC in 2k6

First and foremost, Terry Chu is running the Anime/Manga portion of the New York Comic Con this Feb. Viz, ADV, Funimation, Dark Horse, Media Blasters and CPM are going to be there as well, so expect it to rock.

2nd There's I-con in Long Island, which isn't a straight up anime con, but has a growing anime community within it.

3rd- Ironically 2k5 was the last year BaaF would have been forced to be at it current location, thanks to AX screwing it into a 3 year contract (Eat me AX). So who knows what 2k6 will bring.

4th-If not, I know for a fact there's going to be a new con in NY next year. I just can't reveral too much on it, yet....

5th-Energy may be back soon as well. It was a small festival in The BMCC, which had a whole bunch of Japanese Anime Studios come to town, showing off their goods (like FMA, One Piece, Naruto, Seven Samurai and Samurai Champloo).

So yeah, why BaaF existence may be questionable, the NYC con scene isn't dead yet.

Sorahana
10-25-2005, 09:14 PM
So yeah, why BaaF existence may be questionable, the NYC con scene isn't dead yet.

Yea. Cons are popping up everywhere. Heck, here in Philly we just had Kosaikon here for a while, now we've got Zentrancon popping up and Philcon has anime incorporated n their programming.

So yea, you never know when it comes to anime cons XD;;.

Firestar
10-30-2005, 04:05 AM
It might, but I think they'll make it more of a Film Festival than a convention. AnimeNEXT (http://www.animenext.org) is basically a NYC convention, though it's not in the city. It's about 5 miles away and about 15 minutes by bus from the Port Authority.

ohh i see.
that sounds interesting...
but at the same time, its not going to be the same.
if you think about it, if anyones seen nyc,
5 miles out of the city can make a big difference.
it'd be really awesome if they started that baaf thing up again.

Ranma Saotome
11-06-2005, 01:58 PM
Well I for one loved BAAF. It's sad to see CPM not do another one. But don't worry, there is another New York City area con in the works- NYOCon! www.nyocon.com - please come by and check us out. :)

echocharlie
11-06-2005, 06:23 PM
It's cool that there's another convention to choose from. Though if she's not willing to go 5 miles for AnimeNEXT (http://www.animenext.org), going 30 miles for NYOCon (http://www.nyocon.com) probably isn't an option. NY Comic Con (http://www.nycomiccon.com) is looking pretty good right now.

Ranma Saotome
11-06-2005, 10:07 PM
I heard that it was a one time only event. It would be fun if they came back for 07. ^^

esantiago7292
12-29-2005, 12:31 PM
I expected NYC cons to be the biggest but, oh well , i was hoping to be able to add another yearly con to the list.

RogueMimzy
12-29-2005, 10:58 PM
Does anyone have any ideas on how we could get it started up again? Like petition people or something...I went to BAAF03 and it was really well attended (at least I thought so...it was my first con) But if they know people will go, and there will be lots, won't they perhapsly try to do something? We could try to set something up with Suncoasts in the Tri-state area, maybe, at least, and at other cons, too, so if there's not one for 2006, maybe 2007?

The possibilities!!!! I mean, NYC is NYC; people already come from all over the world to go there. In two full days on NYC streets, I heard just about one other English-only speaking person. People travel to NYC anyways, right??? This would be another reason!

*starts planning petitions* PM me with any remarks at all on this; with just enough work, we might be able to pull something off...it's worth a shot, ne?

~meri-san

esantiago7292
12-30-2005, 11:24 AM
Well, sounds like a good idea. But you would have to find a way to contact the chairmen of the event and send it to him. Then it's basicly his desicison after that. Unless he passes it on to somone who can hold and event like this. The biggest reason alot of people couldent go is because of the hotel cost. I know I might not be able to go unless I could find a hotel that dosent cost 500$ a night. But in the end a Petition sounds like a wonderful idea.

mohee311
01-02-2006, 01:17 AM
Im sorry if I ask somehting that is said some were else but...
What the F happened to BAAF?
I attended the last one in 03(my first con ever^_^) and I remember they staff people saying how they trippled attendence and all that stuff? So what happened that they couldn't even right us up some stupid letter on their page saying "We decided to drop off the face of the earth everyone!"
Is that to much to ask?-_-

Ranma Saotome
01-02-2006, 01:18 AM
CPM lost money on the con as well as their sponsors.

Firestar
01-30-2006, 07:15 PM
Does anyone have any ideas on how we could get it started up again? Like petition people or something...I went to BAAF03 and it was really well attended (at least I thought so...it was my first con) But if they know people will go, and there will be lots, won't they perhapsly try to do something? We could try to set something up with Suncoasts in the Tri-state area, maybe, at least, and at other cons, too, so if there's not one for 2006, maybe 2007?

The possibilities!!!! I mean, NYC is NYC; people already come from all over the world to go there. In two full days on NYC streets, I heard just about one other English-only speaking person. People travel to NYC anyways, right??? This would be another reason!

*starts planning petitions* PM me with any remarks at all on this; with just enough work, we might be able to pull something off...it's worth a shot, ne?

~meri-san

im all for that.
im moving to new york so i'd love them to have a large anime convention there.

echocharlie
02-10-2006, 03:37 AM
ohh i see.
that sounds interesting...
but at the same time, its not going to be the same.
if you think about it, if anyones seen nyc,
5 miles out of the city can make a big difference.
it'd be really awesome if they started that baaf thing up again.

Yeah that's true. But I think the costs associated with NYC are what make it so hard to have an anime convention there. Conventions depend on people staying at the hotel in order to make up for some of rental costs for the meeting space. But there aren't many otaku that can afford $300+ per night just to stay in NYC. There were so many people commuting to BAAF that even though they had decent attendance, they lost all their money in the cost of the hotel meeting space rental.

Having an event outside the immediate area makes costs dramatically lower, and still makes it easy to get to. I think this is why a lot of the large comic conventions don't actually hold their conventions within the larger cities. I think Wizard World Chicago is actually held in Rosemont, IL, and there are some other examples as well.

Firestar
03-12-2006, 10:14 PM
But there aren't many otaku that can afford $300+ per night just to stay in NYC. There were so many people commuting to BAAF that even though they had decent attendance, they lost all their money in the cost of the hotel meeting space rental.

i never understand how people can be so into this that they actually make a vacation around it and get a hotel. i only go to the ones that are driveable.

Having an event outside the immediate area makes costs dramatically lower, and still makes it easy to get to. I think this is why a lot of the large comic conventions don't actually hold their conventions within the larger cities.

its true, but they are now having a "comic-con new york", or well, they already did late february, and i'd love to know how that went, because if they keep that up, that'd be awesome. i also heard they had a anime-expo new york, which would be amazing if they kept up also.

Kaijugal
03-13-2006, 03:21 PM
An alternative to consider just FYI.

For those of you who like adventure, Anime North (http://www.animenorth.com) in Toronto isn't hugely far away from New York and is definitely driveable (http://maps.yahoo.com/dd_result?newaddr=&taddr=655+Dixon+Road&csz=New+York%2C+NY&country=us&tcsz=toronto%2C+M9W+1J3&tcountry=ca). (As a matter of fact you can fly or take a Greyhound or Amtrack fairly easily as well.) It's 2 hours north of the US border via Niagra.

It's currently the fouth largest anime convention in north america so there is oodles to do and see. We also have 13 Cosplay related events this year including 2 major masqeurades.

As well the exchange rate means your cash has more buying power on our side of the border.

Here is last year's Anime North website (http://www.animenorth.com/an05/) for more information until 2006 is fully loaded.

You can learn more about Anime North in the Anime North Forums here on Cosplay.com (http://forums.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8)or at thier own forums at Teahouse of the Maple Moon (http://p197.ezboard.com/bteahouseofthemaplemoon)

Cheers!

PatrickD
03-13-2006, 07:17 PM
That's odd...Google says 9 and a half hours.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=655+Dixon+Rd,+Etobicoke,+ON&daddr=new+york,+ny

I'd hardly consider that "definnately driveable" when there are MUCH closer alternatives such as AnimeNext (the closest alternative, under an hour away) and Anime Boston (one of the largest conventions in the US, about 4 hours away) and Otakon (largest on the east coast, about 4 hours away).

I wish Cosplay.com would just kill this forum. BAAF's not coming back.

PatrickD
03-13-2006, 07:18 PM
i also heard they had a anime-expo new york, which would be amazing if they kept up also.

AXNY was a one-time event in 2002. It's not returning.

Kaijugal
03-14-2006, 02:00 PM
That's odd...Google says 9 and a half hours.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=655+Dixon+Rd,+Etobicoke,+ON&daddr=new+york,+ny

I'd hardly consider that "definnately driveable" when there are MUCH closer alternatives such as AnimeNext (the closest alternative, under an hour away) and Anime Boston (one of the largest conventions in the US, about 4 hours away) and Otakon (largest on the east coast, about 4 hours away).

I wish Cosplay.com would just kill this forum. BAAF's not coming back.

It's actually about 7 and a bit-9 and a bit depending on who's the leadfoot driving I suppose, and since I travel to other american conventions overland I find it reasonable for a once a year event. *shrug* (i.e. will possibly be driving to Anime Next in June).

It was just a suggestion, of course there are other conventions, that's why it was "an alternative" as opposed to "the ONLY alternative."

Anyhow if you feel a thread should be closed by a mod, just use the alert button and state your case.

Cheers!