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Wolvish
09-29-2005, 04:19 PM
So, yes, it's been almost 2 weeks since the con, but I still have a lot of questions...
I was there only on Saturday, (and late at that) so I can't help but feeling left out.
I clipped this from my journal to summarize my experience this year:

"...I wandered around a bit to familiarize myself with the locale. (It was definitely a step up from the 2003 Hotel-under-construction site.) But by the time we'd got there I'd already missed several important presentations (and all the anime I would've been interested in seeing.) I took stock, and realized there was very little I could still accomplish in one day, later compounding my realization that there really is no half-way with the con. You have to commit to it a year in advance to afford the whole weekend... so it becomes a very exclusive business. You're either in or out... it takes a lot of planning to get "in"... and after 2 years (or 22, depending on your perspective) I'm still not there.

There were so many presentations I wish I could've seen, especially regarding the situation I'm in now!

For all that there was cool to see, there is so much an attitude of reservation at the con... but it goes both ways, I suppose. For everyone who has an exciting time meeting people and making new friends, there are many who don't talk to or meet Anyone.

Once I'd left I felt this incredible void, like... "There I was, in the heart of all the people who are truly my kind, sharing the same interests and illusions, and now they're gone!"

Where did they go? I know they're all still out there... but where do they vanish to inbetween the cons, and why is it so hard to find them?

I'm looking harder, trying to integrate the network seperated by time and space, (at least as much as is conveniently possible) but I find it too hard to believe that everyone would just go back to a mundane life except for that one day of the year...

'not to say there should be more than one con every year... (in Colorado) One's enough. It's great.

But we should all be more connected in the interim. If anyone has any ideas or links, please let me know.

Thanks~ ^ ^:

JLAmazonWarrior
09-29-2005, 05:04 PM
I've actually met a ton of new people at the con, and try to make time to spend with them so as to watch anime, listen to music, go to concerts, etc. But I have found myself in the past two weeks just going back to school. I'm a pre-med student and it's very hard to try and balance the two.

Beverly
09-29-2005, 05:24 PM
It's kinda like Disneyland... XD Can't just do one day. I've always had the most fun when I've had plenty of time to chill out with friends, see the things I REALLY want to see, time for getting dressed for cosplay, and still get enough sleep. ^^ My friend Mara Lune and I sat at the piano - not playing - but just watching people go by, and enjoying ourselves immensely.

^^ As far as meeting people.... well, that's never exactly automatic. XD Contrary to popular belief, you will not go to a con and magically walk away with 20 new best friends.

As far as where they go afterwards... well, most of us go back to the daily grind of school, work, etc. That's part of what makes the con so fun; it's a limited experience. If you did it every day, it wouldn't be all that fun.

But the GREAT thing is that we can still gather here to hang out and celebrate what we did, and what we will do in the future. ^^

So, welcome! Seems you've found the right place.

Hitomebore
10-01-2005, 08:59 AM
I'm sad it over with.But then againg if there was maybe more than one con. each year people would be poor like me^^

StarGazerLily
10-01-2005, 03:54 PM
You know, if you go to their site and pre-reg right now, it'll cost as much for the whole weekend as it does for Saturday on-site. Oh! I've heard rumors that there was another con this year in Denver! I think that it was its first year. Anybody got some info on it?

JLAmazonWarrior
10-01-2005, 06:35 PM
You know, if you go to their site and pre-reg right now, it'll cost as much for the whole weekend as it does for Saturday on-site. Oh! I've heard rumors that there was another con this year in Denver! I think that it was its first year. Anybody got some info on it?


Kunicon. Right now no one is sure if it is coming back, though.

AnimeFreak_18
10-01-2005, 11:55 PM
i heard from many sources that kunicon sucked.

Wolvish
10-02-2005, 10:36 PM
You know, if you go to their site and pre-reg right now, it'll cost as much for the whole weekend as it does for Saturday on-site. Oh! I've heard rumors that there was another con this year in Denver! I think that it was its first year. Anybody got some info on it?

That's one of the parts that makes it so exclusive... you have to plan for a Year in advance to be able make the whole weekend. (oh sure, Some people don't plan on being anywhere else a year from now... but for me the future is far too uncertain.. ;)

JLAmazonWarrior
10-03-2005, 12:24 AM
i heard from many sources that kunicon sucked.


Depends on who you speak with. For some, it sucked, for others, it was great. Personally, I really enjoyed myself, but this isn't the place to talk about it.

Link_Harkanian
10-03-2005, 09:51 PM
Kunicon will not be back in Denver next year, since it's a traveling convention. Odly enough, it never goes to the places that DON'T have Anime cons already, just the ones that already do.