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Rikku789
04-11-2005, 05:55 PM
ehe.. A Con of Idiots.... ehe.. or a Stupid Con. I don't know why they named it that.

Well, theres a new anime convention in Canada. Called the... 'Con no Baka' (blusts out laughing). Well, seriously, It came in the Anime North letter(which I didn't get v.v) with an ad for the First Ever Con on Baka Con. Its some where in Fall and in Toronto. Its the first con event for... 'Con no Baka (damn, I'm getting tired of writing that)....

....so, anyone interested?

*I'll give more info if theres anyone interested or if they need more info!

Jehuty77
04-11-2005, 06:00 PM
I saw their website a while ago, I'm interested, but the only Con I've ever been to before was Anime North 2004, so i dont know what to expect.

Kawaii Akina
04-11-2005, 06:07 PM
I've heared of this convention from a friend before that's about it though I'll be interested as well. Though an odd name for the con ^^;; What's the link for the website?

Kia
04-11-2005, 06:24 PM
We had a thread about this in the Canadian Cosplay section (since it doesn't belong here, as it has nothing to do with Anime North). It can be found here:
http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=52264 ^_^

Please ask a mod to move this thread to the right section. ^_^

But as for the actual con, I don't take it seriously. They won't have any traditional guests, are charging the same amount as Anime North without ever proving that their con is worth that much. I don't know, you can look at it however you want, but I'm just skeptical, especially hearing, over this past weekend, that the organizer is just in it to make money, which makes me very annoyed.

:: shrug ::

Chibik3r0
04-11-2005, 06:24 PM
There's already a thread for this under the Canadian Cosplay Forum:

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=52264

Edit: And Kia beat me to the punch...

Rikku789
04-11-2005, 08:12 PM
No.. I put this here because I got it from the Anime North Letter they send to the people that went last year... thats really all!

Kia
04-11-2005, 08:18 PM
A lot of conventions (the fan run ones anyway) usually work together to help promote each other's conventions, but that doesn't mean they're run by the same crew or have anything more than promotions to tie themselves together. I understand you reasons for posting here now, but it's still in the wrong area. ^_^
BTW, the website for ConNoBaka is here:
http://www.connobaka.com/

Kitchen
04-11-2005, 08:53 PM
In reality CNB does have to do with AN, maybe not directly, but not only did we get it in the AN thingie but it's actually being run by AN staff dude. PLUS It just kinda reminds me of CNanime...oh wait sorry Hobbystar. The only diffence is not all AN staff will be involved and both AN and it's counterpart are non-profit. It's like AN is the big man and CNB is like the little spawn.

Unfortunally I will not be attending this, I will still attend An (along with a busload of teenagers >_>; ) It's not because of what they offer or not it's more of a whole image thing, plus anything calling me an moron or idiot doesn't seem like I want to promote that image of myself at all. T_T; Oh look at me I'm an idiot surrounded by idiots cause the con is just full of idiots, it's says so in the name!

Gomen ne, if I offended anyone and If you wish to kick or beat me for it and can find a way to Manitoba, try.

ikegami
04-11-2005, 09:05 PM
In reality CNB does have to do with AN, maybe not directly, but not only did we get it in the AN thingie but it's actually being run by AN staff dude.
Lots of the conventions share staff. I know someone who is staff at four cons, and exec at three of those. That doesn't mean we should start posting about SFX, Ad-Astra or G-Fest in this forum!

Kitchen
04-12-2005, 10:28 AM
Ack more spawns. It's not such a big deal. Yes they share staff but can you state anyone else who has created a whole new con? (other then cnb) who are still with AN >_>;

Sarcasm-hime
04-12-2005, 11:42 AM
The point is, it's a whole other con. This forum is for Anime North. CnB is a separate convention.

Seed-chan
04-12-2005, 04:01 PM
Ack more spawns. It's not such a big deal.
SFX, and Ad astra aren't spawns. Both have been around for longer than AN has 0_o; (I think)

Kia
04-12-2005, 04:16 PM
SFX, and Ad astra aren't spawns. Both have been around for longer than AN has 0_o; (I think)
LOL, off the top of my head AN has only been around 8 or 9 years, though I don't know how long SFX have been around for, but Ad Astra is 24 years old this year. Plus, both cons have completely different internal structures, with no one on Ad Astra's Board of Directors or either of their Con Chairs having anything directly to do with SFX. SFX (a.k.a. CNAnime) is a corporate cash cow, while all the others mentioned are fan run.

The guy runing CnB is doing so sepreately from AN. Yes, they probably share some staff, but it's not an AN sponsored event.

Kaijugal
04-12-2005, 05:47 PM
SFX, and Ad astra aren't spawns. Both have been around for longer than AN has 0_o; (I think)

^_^ Hehe

A general history. There are many more conventions I haven't listed here.

Ad Astra (Sci fi, speculative fiction) first appeared in 1981. It was once the single strongest and most heavily attended convention in the Toronto Area.

Pandemonium (gaming) first appeared in 1983

Toronto Trek (Sci Fi, Fantasy) first appeared in 1986.

Anime North first appeared in the summer of 1997. And was greeted with many hurrahs by local anime fans.

There was no true Hobbystar Expo until 1998. Previous to 1998 Hobbystar's event was simply a one day Comic Book convention. Seeing the success of Anime North, Hobbystar introduced CN Anime in 1998, one year after Anime North. Although was imbraced by a genre starved fandom, didn't really offer much more than a dealers room and a few autographs, (which you had to pay more for), for the price of admission. This is where the practice of Lobbycon or Lobbystar originated, since fans felt they would much rather spend thier limited income at a fan run event such as Anime North which offeres games, competitions, panels, films, the art show and so much more for a similar pricetag.



In subsequent years Hobbystar has expanded into other fan markets actually only filling one void. ( To my knowledge there is no strong Horror Exclusive fan run convention in the Toronto area, although OBAVA and Sunnydale Central (a Buffy con, started in 2002), may take exception to that statement.)

The Canadian National Anime Expo (CN Anime) since 1998
The Canadian National Science Fiction Expo (SFX) since 1999
The Canadian National Horror Expo (Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear) since 2004
The Canadian National Gaming Expo (GX) new in 2005

I find it no conicidence that Hobbystar has begun to schedual thier mini cons against other fan run cons, presumably to both curb membership growth and to slowly strangle the life blood out of independant cons leaving Hobbystar the only convention in town.

Rikku789
04-12-2005, 06:28 PM
Wow.. I never knew there was so many cons you can be nerds for... lol, which ones are just Anime Cons? Or Japan Cons or w/e.

stillvisions
04-12-2005, 07:53 PM
Wow.. I never knew there was so many cons you can be nerds for... lol, which ones are just Anime Cons? Or Japan Cons or w/e.

None, actually. Even AN (probably the most single-purpose of the lot) has some crossover with other fandoms. And you can find anime at all of the cons, in varying degrees. So there's plenty of nerd-dom to go around. :)

Trust me on this, it's not an altogether bad thing - convention monocultures mean that as that particular fandom wanes, so does the con. Evolve, diversify or eventually die.

Kitchen
04-12-2005, 09:52 PM
I think someone should do a thread called Non profit vs Profit. It would basically come from your view and what you think is better, either it be how they are run, how they spend the hard earned doe, if there is any diffence and whatnot o_o then again someone might turn it into the fighting match T_T;

But..yeah, CNB would do better here then say Canada Cosplay, being it's for gatherings and cosplay shoots more then cons, if CBN wishes to be seperate they should have their own forum.

Kia
04-12-2005, 10:01 PM
CnB doesn't deserve their own forum. It should be in Canadian Cosplay, because it's not Anime North, nor a sub convention of AN.

Yuna-X2
04-12-2005, 10:22 PM
I think someone should do a thread called Non profit vs Profit. It would basically come from your view and what you think is better, either it be how they are run, how they spend the hard earned doe, if there is any diffence and whatnot o_o then again someone might turn it into the fighting match T_T;


These types of posts become flame wars far too easily... So I don't think this would work. Besides, why debate it when they both happen, and people go to both?

Anywho, it's too bad there's isn't a Canadian Boards Mod to move this to the right board.

Kaijugal
04-13-2005, 09:33 AM
I second Yuna's opinion. Again , another ongoing example of why having a Canadian Mod would be lovely. *sigh*

CnB belongs in the Canadian forum. This is only for Anime North. Thank you.