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Lucrezea
08-22-2005, 01:25 AM
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Smile.
08-22-2005, 01:47 AM
I thought it was crap. Crappier than last year. Could have been because I lacked a kickass costume this year so I didn't get much attention for it... But I noticed not a lot of people's costumes were impressive either. It was a lot more empty than last time, and I know of a few people that backed out of it either beforehand, or afterwards, because it was so shitty. Even worse than Animethon, my friend said.
We literally had to scream and annoy people to keep entertained. :D

They should really get more food places. Mr. Sub... Sucks. All those asian foods... Suck. Everything there... Sucks. Where's all the pizza and fries? God.

Saffi
08-22-2005, 02:56 AM
wow... that was... harsh..

course i've not been to AE before.... I'm a Toronto con goer, and I gotta say, it wasn't too bad.... it wasn't as busy as say.... Anime North or CNA... but you know, it's a small con..

And it's better than no con right?

For me.. it was a chance to get together with my friends out west, dress up, act like idiots and have fun....

I guess it's just what you go to a con for... I go to get dressed up and play around, and I got that so I was happy and i'm really looking forward to next year..

if you're going for a con, with buying stuff and big panels and things like that.. it's hit and miss with any con.. big or small..

i tend to find cons are what you make of them.. and I made this one fun..

so while it wasn't a 10 on the scale... it was above 5 so better than average...

sorry your experience sucked... and with lack of foodage (which happens at pretty well any con) next time hit up a local grocery store and bring some non perishables that you can snack on... that's what we did.. then went out to sushi after...

again... it's what you make it.

(and i really didn't mean this to sound as preachy as it does... sorry.. >.<)

-saff

KurosakiHisoka
08-22-2005, 04:31 AM
AE was a bit better last year, and seems to have gotten smaller this year. The con bags contained a half an Animerica issue and a Del Ray sampler. Disappointment. I personally think Sakura Con, AE's "big sister" con, is kind of taking over and using/distributing AE's funds incorrectly.

Aside from that, I don't think you should have to MAKE cons fun. After being at things like AX, Anime North, and Sakura Con, it sort of proves that lots of events make the day. Take a lesson, AE.

I sort of second that other con attendee too: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get some new food sources, AE. At least Vancouver wasn't so far away.

Kaze no Yume
08-22-2005, 11:10 AM
Being my first con, I can't really compare it others. But at least it lived up to my expectations of a con. The staffs and fellow cosplayers were nice.

The only thing that I didn't like was the lack of activities. Most of the rooms were just showing anime.

Kaijugal
08-22-2005, 01:32 PM
I thought it was crap. Crappier than last year. Could have been because I lacked a kickass costume this year so I didn't get much attention for it... But I noticed not a lot of people's costumes were impressive either. It was a lot more empty than last time, and I know of a few people that backed out of it either beforehand, or afterwards, because it was so shitty. Even worse than Animethon, my friend said.
We literally had to scream and annoy people to keep entertained. :D

They should really get more food places. Mr. Sub... Sucks. All those asian foods... Suck. Everything there... Sucks. Where's all the pizza and fries? God.

Wow not to put too fine a point on it, your post doesn't really tell me anything, it's just a weak diatribe at best, and trollish at the worst.

Saffi
08-22-2005, 01:58 PM
kai, you're my hero....

Kanina
08-22-2005, 02:42 PM
I really enjoyed it. Then again, it was my first con, so I cannot really compare... It could have been better organised I suppose, but it wasn't too bad on that note. There was enough there to keep me entertained :3 Now I know what to bring and how to bring it to the next con, so it was a really satisfying experience... despite taking three wrong turns on the way back to the ferry >.<

Kaijugal
08-22-2005, 03:02 PM
I really enjoyed it. Then again, it was my first con, so I cannot really compare... It could have been better organised I suppose, but it wasn't too bad on that note. There was enough there to keep me entertained :3 Now I know what to bring and how to bring it to the next con, so it was a really satisfying experience... despite taking three wrong turns on the way back to the ferry >.<


Hey if you enjoyed it , you enjoyed it. You don't need to be some con attending pro to know wether or not you had a good time. :D Don't let anyone put your opinion down just because it was your first con.

Cheers!

TribalButterfly
08-22-2005, 04:04 PM
I didnt go to it :( But i will hopefully see most of you at CN this weekend! :)

Jakotsu_sama
08-22-2005, 04:31 PM
I thought AE was good--a bit better than last year, actually, because they seemed slightly more aware of their own shedule. ^^

The cosplay contest was fantastic, the dealers hall was... amazing (the selection was awesome, despite the random infestations of Naruto, FMA, and Bleach), and everybody seemed to be having fun. Which is what it all comes down to, I think.

Pretty much the only things that irked me were random cancellations of some anime showings, the occasional rude staffer (which I'm pretty sure only happened because they're stressed and such), and the fact that I kept getting my "name" mispronounced when I was cosplaying. *laughs*

All in all, I enjoyed AE, and I'll keep attending it for as long as it keeps running. It's not huge and yes, it certainly is overshadowed by other cons such as Sakura Con, etc, but I think it's a good convention overall. They try their best, and it's difficult to try and please 3000+ people at the same time, so kudos to AE anyway. *shrugs* ^^

Oselle
08-22-2005, 05:07 PM
I didnt go to it :( But i will hopefully see most of you at CN this weekend! :)

Uhm, AE is in BC, Tribalbutterfly. Most people don't make the cross-country jaunt for a weekend con (though some do!).

Squall1882
08-22-2005, 05:11 PM
**Lol, guess I was typing when Oselle posted her post**

I didnt go to it :( But i will hopefully see most of you at CN this weekend! :)

I doubt you'll see many of them at CN since AE is in British Columbia. You were planning a trip there?? Is it expensive, I was looking into going there myself... though lack of funds stopped me cold.

One day I will make the trek to AE.. always wanted to see more of BC too... perfect opportunity!!

Smile.
08-22-2005, 06:17 PM
Wow not to put too fine a point on it, your post doesn't really tell me anything, it's just a weak diatribe at best, and trollish at the worst.

Haha. It tells you a lot: It was crap. Most people was dressed as crap. It was empty. People didn't want to stay. It was boring. The food sucked.

Grow some eyes and stop being a god damn wanker just to annoy me.

Amy the Yu
08-22-2005, 07:52 PM
Haha. It tells you a lot: It was crap. Most people was dressed as crap. It was empty. People didn't want to stay. It was boring. The food sucked.

Grow some eyes and stop being a god damn wanker just to annoy me.That's your opinion. Doesn't make it everyone's. People have gone to cons like NAF which had less than 100 in total attendance for the entire thing and had a ton of fun.

Kai was making a comment that your post was rude, and it was, to both the people who spent their time organizing and running it, as well as anyone who put effort into their costumes (and possibly to those who just threw something together as an excuse to look amusing).

If it was so horrible, perhaps you should keep it to yourself and not ruin it for those who could find some good in the con. Oh, and thanks for all the fragmented sentences. Your grammar makes me cry. =P

Lucrezea
08-22-2005, 10:17 PM
Why should a person's choice or skill in costume denote a convention as "crap"? That's a little shallow, and uncalled for. I saw many fun costumes, that may not have been the best as far as skill and construction go, but the people in those costumes were enjoying themselves, and thats what counts. I don't think its fair to denounce a convention because of a person's level of costuming skill. That's just looking for any excuse to bash. You're allowed to have not enjoyed yourself, but you don't have to try and justify it by degrading others.

I WILL agree however, that I did find the convention on the boring side, and the staffers were rude to me everywhere I went. I don't care how rough its been, how many hours you've been up, or how much you've had to do - you are volunteering your time AND our attitude, and it should be a presentable attitude at the very least. I was not pleased with my various experiences with the staffers. Cosplayers in overtly heavy costumes in the sun were more pleasant than the video room guys.

Smile.
08-23-2005, 02:51 AM
That's your opinion. Doesn't make it everyone's. People have gone to cons like NAF which had less than 100 in total attendance for the entire thing and had a ton of fun.

No really? Who else's opinion would it be? Hey guess what- I didn't say it was everyone's opinion, so stop making stories. Oh and I've got another surprise for you: This thread was asking for one's opinion. I gave it, so stop complaining. 100 people is like a rather large meetup. Meetups aren't always mediocre. You meet more people that way and probably do have more fun. AE was spread out quite a bit. It was so boring, I had to make it fun for myself, and it was. But all I was doing was trashing bathrooms or annoying nerds. That has nothing to do with the con, and that's sad.

Kai was making a comment that your post was rude, and it was, to both the people who spent their time organizing and running it, as well as anyone who put effort into their costumes (and possibly to those who just threw something together as an excuse to look amusing).

I didn't find it rude. Her comment was totally unnecessary. It was my opinion and she should respect it, especially since she can't change my mind anyway. All I said was that it was crap, and it was. Many people agree, why don't you also try to bash them? God.

If it was so horrible, perhaps you should keep it to yourself and not ruin it for those who could find some good in the con. Oh, and thanks for all the fragmented sentences. Your grammar makes me cry. =P

How about no. This thread asked my opinion, and I gave it. Perhaps the convention could be fixed up a little better. Atleast the food sources anyway, lots of people were disappointed with that... How can it ruin it for people? AE is already over, their experience was their experience; words, especially AFTERWARDS won't do anything at all. And since when is it okay to get mad at me for calling things crap (which is totally retarded because it's an opinion, not a fact, and many people agree with me. Some don't, but who cares? IT'S AN OPINION), then proceed to insult my intelligence? :) You madam, should not talk.

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Why should a person's choice or skill in costume denote a convention as "crap"?

Did I say that's all what made it crap? No. Just something I added in. We all like to see nice costumes, I must say. There were barely any, and it's not my fault.

I saw many fun costumes, that may not have been the best as far as skill and construction go, but the people in those costumes were enjoying themselves, and thats what counts.

I saw many fun costumes too. Some were magical. Sometimes the people in them were ugly. Sometimes beautiful people had crappy costumes. Most of the time they were ugly and badly constructed. Not only that, but extremely nerdy and annoyed me with requests to "glomp". Ew. Violation. I'm sorry I like pretty people with high skill. I'm sorry I'm bitter and like showing people up as opposed to enjoying myself and looking like crap. It's my choice and you can't change it; the costume status a fact and you can't change that either. I just pointed it out, alright? Is that so bad? We all recognize it. God, anime nerds get so defensive over nothing...

I don't think its fair to denounce a convention because of a person's level of costuming skill.

Again, you're exaggerating. That only made up little of the convention's crappiness. This is what your whole post is about? You just wasted a bunch of your time... And mine.

That's just looking for any excuse to bash. You're allowed to have not enjoyed yourself, but you don't have to try and justify it by degrading others.

Bash what? Me? Try it.
It's merely the truth, nothing more. Sorry anyway. :dance:

Lucrezea
08-23-2005, 03:11 AM
I certainly have no need to engage in a fight, nor to be stereotyped. On my part, I don't think its fair to denounce a convention when it comes to attendees costuming skills, whether or not it is the complete reason. You find it perfectly well and fine, regardless of the shallowness. Our own disagreeances have been outwardly established, so instead of "yes - no" lets carry on by saying that you were disappointed in the costuming effort, wheras I had enjoyed seeing the various levels of skill.

Back on track. Any other opinions on the convention?

Kaijugal
08-23-2005, 11:14 AM
Haha. It tells you a lot: It was crap. Most people was dressed as crap. It was empty. People didn't want to stay. It was boring. The food sucked.

Grow some eyes and stop being a god damn wanker just to annoy me.

Ah! How eloquent. *hits ignore button*


I WILL agree however, that I did find the convention on the boring side, and the staffers were rude to me everywhere I went. I don't care how rough its been, how many hours you've been up, or how much you've had to do - you are volunteering your time AND our attitude, and it should be a presentable attitude at the very least. I was not pleased with my various experiences with the staffers. Cosplayers in overtly heavy costumes in the sun were more pleasant than the video room guys.


Ah see, one CAN express a negative point of view with some explanation to round things out. :)

Lucrezea, you are not the first person I've heard say this about staff at Anime Evolution. I serriously suggest that you , and others like you write to the convention and point out the things that detracted from your con going exprience. The people who make the decisions may not even be aware of the problem.

Hopefully as a smart concom, they will want to improve on these points to make AE more pleasent and to keep people coming back.

Hikaru Tsuki
08-23-2005, 06:28 PM
AE05 was my tenth con, and I actually thought it was much more fun than previous ones I had been to. Definately better than the previous AE's and a lot less stressful and more cheerful than Sakura Con.

On the food issue: There were several restaurants just outside the B Parking Lot. However, when you're going to a con, you should ALWAYS bring food just incase. Not bringing anything is just stupid.

Another thing that is bugging me is the number of people (here and on the AE forums) complaining about the cosplayers. That's just... sad. That's not the con's fault, and complaining about cosplayers simply puts them down and discourages them. It's outright rude.

As for people leaving because they're "fed up" over the con, I never heard of such a thing.

The attendance this year was nearly 3000, which was an increase from last year. The reason it seemed empty was because the campus is so huge. With a big space, of course 3000 people won't look like much.

Dee
08-23-2005, 06:58 PM
AE05 was my tenth con, and I actually thought it was much more fun than previous ones I had been to. Definately better than the previous AE's and a lot less stressful and more cheerful than Sakura Con.

On the food issue: There were several restaurants just outside the B Parking Lot. However, when you're going to a con, you should ALWAYS bring food just incase. Not bringing anything is just stupid.

Another thing that is bugging me is the number of people (here and on the AE forums) complaining about the cosplayers. That's just... sad. That's not the con's fault, and complaining about cosplayers simply puts them down and discourages them. It's outright rude.

As for people leaving because they're "fed up" over the con, I never heard of such a thing.

The attendance this year was nearly 3000, which was an increase from last year. The reason it seemed empty was because the campus is so huge. With a big space, of course 3000 people won't look like much.




I was there the first day so I saw the registration line.. There was ALOT of people... (It was actually over 3000 if you count dealers/guests/volunteers)

RottenOnion
08-23-2005, 10:41 PM
AE was pretty fun XD
Despite the fact that i had basically cut open both my feet from a pair of sandals (I am now deathy afraid of wear my Rider flip-flops) on thursday and didn't do anything about taking care of them untill about saturday, so all the cuts got infected and i could barely walk properly all weekend >.< (ended up walking barefoot)

But the cosplay was a big improvement (not mine, obviously...O.o. Like i have any pictures >.<)

One thing that i didn't like, was the whole spreading it out >.<. That wasn't fun for my feet, legs and brain...hnnnggnhg...
Ish didn't sleep much >.<

Dee
08-23-2005, 10:47 PM
AE was pretty fun XD
Despite the fact that i had basically cut open both my feet from a pair of sandals (I am now deathy afraid of wear my Rider flip-flops) on thursday and didn't do anything about taking care of them untill about saturday, so all the cuts got infected and i could barely walk properly all weekend >.< (ended up walking barefoot)

But the cosplay was a big improvement (not mine, obviously...O.o. Like i have any pictures >.<)

One thing that i didn't like, was the whole spreading it out >.<. That wasn't fun for my feet, legs and brain...hnnnggnhg...
Ish didn't sleep much >.<


Yuck.. I ended up just walking around in Socks, my shoes got locked in the Townhouse all weekend.. There's now huge holes in the soles of them (and of my feet x_x)

Lucrezea
08-24-2005, 04:12 AM
It makes more sense thinking about the "lack" of people when considering that its being spread out across the campus. I absolutely love the fact that the convention is focused on being outdoors, but its alot of walking back and forth. I'm not complaining in that regards however, it gives some much needed exercise when you've been living off of the vending machines all weekend. ^_^; The last time I had attended Anime Evolution was actually its first year, and I can definately say it was a vast improvement in the past 2 years from what I recall.

As far as the volunteers go... they just were NOT pleasant. Part of me wants to bring it to the staffers attention, the other part of me is going, well... you do KNOW some of the staffers. The convention has a forum itself, so it might be a good place to bring up these points.

Kaze no Yume
08-24-2005, 10:00 AM
I'm sorry about the volunteers and staffs being that way. But I've never actually meet anyone that's rude at the con. Some of them were in fact quite nice. ^.^

Regardless, if you think their attitude isn't satisfactory, you should bring it up in their forum. That's one thing that determines how good a con is.

Fuji
08-24-2005, 01:01 PM
I thought it was ok... not great, but not super horrible. The biggest complaint I have, however, is karaoke.

This is a rundown of what happened at Friday night karaoke: People arrive at designated starting time for the event and sit down. The equipment isn't even there yet, but everyone seems pretty patient. Then, people start bringing in the equipment and everyone gets excited, myself included. Though... as soon as all the equipment was there, there was NO sign of staff. Seriously... someone even asked over the microphone if anyone in the room was staff - no one came forward. Also... the equipment didn't even include a computer with a CD drive or a boombox of any kind, so all there was to sing to was some American stuff (you know, the typical kind at your average karaoke bar with the really goofy videos with the lyrics?), and I don't think they could even select what song was playing.

This really disappointed me. I was so prepared to sing and had been getting ready for a long time, even brought a ton of CDs, only to find out there was no CD drive. I think that this was the biggest bummer of the con :(

Dee
08-24-2005, 04:05 PM
I thought it was ok... not great, but not super horrible. The biggest complaint I have, however, is karaoke.

This is a rundown of what happened at Friday night karaoke: People arrive at designated starting time for the event and sit down. The equipment isn't even there yet, but everyone seems pretty patient. Then, people start bringing in the equipment and everyone gets excited, myself included. Though... as soon as all the equipment was there, there was NO sign of staff. Seriously... someone even asked over the microphone if anyone in the room was staff - no one came forward. Also... the equipment didn't even include a computer with a CD drive or a boombox of any kind, so all there was to sing to was some American stuff (you know, the typical kind at your average karaoke bar with the really goofy videos with the lyrics?), and I don't think they could even select what song was playing.

This really disappointed me. I was so prepared to sing and had been getting ready for a long time, even brought a ton of CDs, only to find out there was no CD drive. I think that this was the biggest bummer of the con :(



It smelt bad in there... And they ended up playing Britney Spears...

odango-mango
08-24-2005, 07:37 PM
I arrived just after 5 and there wasn't much line for badge pickup then which was nice :)
I thought everything went really smoothly, this was my first visit to AE and I had a great time. Only bad thing was when the jocks were jerks to me when i was in crossplay >.<

I did win a dvd at the AMV event ^_^ and had a great time meeting some cosplayers who I knew online. I can't wait till next year!

Katasha
08-24-2005, 09:56 PM
I really didn't enjoy AE. It was...borring as hell, and why they had over 300 volenteers I dont know... Umm..I met the most rude people in my life at AE, it was disapointing. I had high hopes for it. They simply dont have nearly enough too do, there were like 4 showing rooms..animethon had like 18..the cosplay was..small I thought there were going to be so many more people but there were like 18 entries.

Its such a HUGE campus that it took 20 min too walk from our townhouse too the main hall. The food really wasnt great, then they all got shut down when the heath inspector showed up, that was kinda strange.

Don't get me wrong I had fun. I was just expecting so so so much more. I dont think it was worth the 15 hour drive down. I don't think I'll be returing next year. I met some great new friends! I give AE about a 5 outa 10 simply because of the lack of things too do ( I say that and I ran 4 bloody panels and I was still boerd). The location did't help the convention any, everything is just so far apart. People payed alot too get in ($35) and really got very little for their money. The vendors rooms were Nuts $$$$. And very small, not really a great selection of things for sale and just asking way too much for everything. I only bought 3 pins for $10, that was it. I don't party so I kinda evoided it. I think thats all I have too say about AE. I doubt I'll go back next year unless invited by the con too run my panels again. Just, not too impressed. Hopefully Sakura-con will be fun, thats next.

RottenOnion
08-25-2005, 04:51 PM
I felt that AE this year was just...spread out like butter over bread. Having the artists alley on the other side of the buildings, away from the veiwing-rooms was a bit of a hassle.I like SFU campus alot. It has really nice weather (rain or shine). I just preferred the way they had AE04 set up. Where it was put in the hallway (where they had the AMV room, etc.) And it had a more...busier.

Security was...not mean. But really uptight the dealers room was crap, all because last year someone stole a video game so nobody brought anything that spectacular.
I was a very disapointed RO.

And plus, i was staying in a townhouse and we where surrounded by the meanest Rugby players ever >.<. And when i was walking by myself on friday (comming back from teh con) all whle group of guys where like "lift up your skirt, show us for tits, etc." and i just flipped them the bird and kept on walking.

☆Skull Rabbit☆
08-26-2005, 02:33 AM
I did not like it. I thought it was extremely boring too! I bought the 35$ pass, and only needed it twice. 20 min or so at the dance, it was boring so I left, and for karaoke revolution once, and I went it again and didnt get checked :D I guess I really didn't need to buy it.

I agree with Smile. about food, space, costumes, etc. Nothing was particularly great except a few.

ShiroInu
08-26-2005, 03:17 AM
I loved it. I got to hang out with people whose names I still don't know, do things that would make my mother disown me and see other people who are as crazy as I am. If you didn't enjoy it - tough luck. You were probably trying too hard. If you did enjoy it - wh00t! Conventions are the best thing since pocky.

Well, now that I'm done my fangirling, there are a few things. AE is small. I wish it could be as big as Otacon or Anime North or whatever. But if it was bigger, they'd need to get a bigger venue - one that was closer to, or possibly in, Vancouver. The AMV contest had to turn away people because there wasn't enough room for everyone. That sucked (although I did manage to get in to see it). This is one of only 2 cons on the Canadian West Coast (West Coast is BC - Alberta isn't included when I say this), and for most it's hard to get to any other cons.

That said, I still loved it. For once, I wasn't weird. I was just like everyone else, which made me normal. I hope to see many of you next year, but please don't come again if you didn't like it. Your negative attitude would ruin it for other first-time congoers.

Kaijugal
08-26-2005, 09:28 AM
How many people who posted here that they didn't enjoy Anime Evolution are going to do something proactive to help change that? Anybody?

Dee
08-26-2005, 11:53 AM
I liked it u_u

Katasha
08-26-2005, 12:30 PM
I'm on the PR team for ANimethon and we work hand in hand with AE. Me and 2 other staff memebers have allready started writing up a letter too send too the chair on things that could be improved. They are a smaller con and they have alot too learn so we are goig too try our best too help them. Even should we help them, I don't think I would return..

How many people who posted here that they didn't enjoy Anime Evolution are going to do something proactive to help change that? Anybody?

Kaijugal
02-02-2006, 08:32 AM
I'm on the PR team for ANimethon and we work hand in hand with AE. Me and 2 other staff memebers have allready started writing up a letter too send too the chair on things that could be improved. They are a smaller con and they have alot too learn so we are goig too try our best too help them. Even should we help them, I don't think I would return..


I'm just curious. How did things pan out with that?

SonarHedgeFox
02-27-2006, 03:26 PM
*major bump* (Sorries ;-; ) I read this topic and got really nervous @_@ Cause this is the convention I'm supposed to go to this summer when I go visit my bf in Canada. I mean, people whol like it seemed to really enjoy it. But people that didn't seemed to hate it ._. And it will be my first convention and all and I'm just nervous that it's gonna be bad or something ;-;

ShiroInu
02-27-2006, 09:28 PM
I didn't have any problems with it, but then again, I've only ever been to that one convention.

Okay, I did have one problem. It took me about half-an-hour to find the lineup for the registration. But that's about it.

SonarHedgeFox
02-28-2006, 10:19 PM
You mean registration for the cosplay contest? About that....not meaning to gett off-topic.....but what do you do for that exactly? Do people just look at you? Do you have to say anything? Cause I'm cosplaying but I dunno if I'd be okay in a contest ;-;

Kioko
03-01-2006, 12:43 AM
ShiroInu- You think that is a bad line up wait... The first year it was a 4 hour wait...XD

SonarHedgeFox-
If it is your first convention and you are with a lot of friends the convention will no doubt be a blast for you. It is a good starter convention.

Cosplay registration will not be that long...XD Usually you just hand in a sheet before the con or during the con to the information desk.XD

As for actually competing in the competition you will prob have to give up half of your saturday at the convention as the judges look over your costume get everyone lined up and just general organization before the event. You dont have to do anything you can do simple things like a walk-on where you just walk on, turn about, show your costume and then walk of the stage. Or you can do a full skit. Its really up to you...XD But note that you dont need to be in the cosplay contest to cosplay at the convention.

SonarHedgeFox
03-01-2006, 06:17 PM
That still seems so scary XD I'll be blushing and all akward cause it's like modeling @_@ And I am no pretty enough to model :bigcry: Well I guess they will only look at the costume... I got worried cause I was looking at people pictures from this con, and they mentioned skits. So I was like, "WHAT?!?!?!?!? OoO" And I got quite nervous ^^;;;; And I'd just be going with my bf. But maybe I can meet a new friend =o I'm easy to get along with =3 And I keep thinking that I'm ruining this topics point ^^;;;

Overall though, seeing everyone all outside in the pictures, I like it! I'd love to be outside unless its like 100 degrees F @_@ It looks very nice. Do you think that people here will make another topic about it when it gets closer to happening? Cause I think it would be cool to know that people are =3

ShiroInu
03-01-2006, 07:02 PM
There's usually an Anime Evolution thread, but not many people on Cosplay.com go to Anime Evolution (that I know of).

You should post on the Anime Evolution forums - http://www.animeevolution.com/phpBB2/

SonarHedgeFox
03-01-2006, 08:03 PM
Awww =( That's too bad. I wonder why? Even if it's not huge, it's still a reason to dress up ^.^ That's how I see it =3 Thanks for the link too!

Are you going again this year?

ShiroInu
03-01-2006, 08:08 PM
Yeah. Definately.

SonarHedgeFox
03-01-2006, 08:14 PM
Yay! ^-^ I'll look around to see if I can spot any InuYasha's! Or maybe your not going as him, I dunno x3 But I like the pics you have in your gallery from the past year there =o

ShiroInu
03-01-2006, 09:12 PM
Thanks!

I might go as InuYasha for the Sunday - I haven't really decided and I probably won't decide until just before I leave. Friday I'll be Integral, and Saturday I'll be Ed. If you spot me, say hi. I might not remember you, but if you call me ShiroInu, or 'that girl from the forums', I'll at least know where you're from.

archangeli
03-01-2006, 10:04 PM
ShiroInu- You think that is a bad line up wait... The first year it was a 4 hour wait...XD


I remember that! :rockon:

Actually, the 4 hour wait was only on Friday. But Saturday they got an extra couputer at the registration desk and it was very smooth.

I only attended AE in its first year and I left quite happy. Yes it was "small", but I liked their approach and I can only assume that it has gotten bigger. When I went I had no idea what to expect of it in comparison to Anime North but it was great. The people were friendly and Simon Frasier's campus has some nice spots for photoshoots.

Kioko
03-01-2006, 10:34 PM
Simon Frasier's Campus is really wonderful! You can do sooooo many nice shoots there from really SciFi to elegant nature shots. (Lol, Can you tell im a student??XD) Sometimes I walk around just to see where I can do my next shoot. If you stray a big from the main convention area you can find alot of nice hidden pockets of trees, flowers, ponds etc. So when your there wander a bit!

And if your looking for someone to say "Hi" to I always love meeting new people myself.^^ Don't know who I am going to be this year because I have 10 costumes that I will be dividing up to all the cons I will be going to this year but when it comes closer I can tell you guys and if you see me wander about the convention please say hi! This year a friend and I might be doing more photography work so look for me.^^

SonarHedgeFox
03-05-2006, 01:26 AM
*bump! =o*

I'll be so shy XD I'll try and say hi. I know I'll smile and be nice though, even if I don't come up to you and say it @_@

And in pictures I really do love the area it's in...I do hope is doesn't rain or anything o.o I'll cry XD

Kioko
03-05-2006, 02:03 AM
It didnt rain last year (it did the year before but only for a little while... it was kinda refreshing.XD) and during that time of the year in Vancouver the only rain that we usually get is short spurts since we have dry summers usually.

Lol watch there be some freak storm to prove me wrong.XD

SonarHedgeFox
03-05-2006, 10:09 PM
Oooh...okay XD I have no idea about the weather there...yet x3 I wish I could live there, honestly. New York is boring...for me at least.

I'm just hoping it's nice cause if my outfit gets dirty...I'll probably die XD And I'd also like to get some nice pictures. I don't have any nice pics of me =( And I've always wanted one where I'm outside in the sunshine <33 I hate pics though ^^; Mostly cause of my battle....with myself o.o

ShiroInu
03-05-2006, 10:33 PM
The weather is usually beautiful - if anything, it's too hot. It gets up to about 35 degrees celcius (not sure what that is in ferenheight [I totally spelled that wrong]), so a costume with lots of layers might not be the best to wear.

Most of the convention is outside - there's a grassy pond area at the top of a long set of stairs where everyone hangs out. The video rooms, obviously, are inside. This is what can make the weather murder, since for the opening/ending ceremonies, we had to line up outside. Not sure if that will happen again, but be warned.

(BTW - I started an 'Anime Evolution 2006 (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1324943#post1324943)' thread)