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Edgar Strife
10-07-2005, 09:35 PM
Good evening everyone, there is been an idea that's been in my mind lately that its bugging me alot and I like to share it with everyone.

Anyway, down to the point. As most of know [well I'm sure some of know already] that Con No Baka won't have a masquerade and instead a 30 minutes length play right? [This piece of imformation or event was discuse in another thread but I can't remember where it was.] Anyway, instead of a 30 minutes play [I know it can be very hard to organize one] how about a Live Cosplay Chess Battle. It would work like this, we would need 32 cosplayers [maybe 31 since I'm likely to be a chess piece as well]that would be place on stage to represent as chess pieces [to represent the light side & the dark side] and we would need two more people to represent the one controling the chess pieces[ in other words, were going to have a chess board with small chess pieces while the stage will represent the big board where most cosplayers will be]. How will this work you may ask? We will need a microphone for the contender to shout out the move they make on the small board and then whoever that chess piece is on stage, that cosplayer would move to a certain location and so on. [Also, the small Chess pieces will have the cosplayer name so that way they know which piece is which. Also to indicate who's on who's side I was think maybe the cosplayer on stage would have badges or a sign saying that there so and so chess piece and they represent this color or that.] And during the game will also add battle music and lets say a Cloud cosplayer was a knight chess piece and he moves to take out a pawn, that cosplayer can maybe perform some kind of attack pose [show the cosplayer attacking its opponet. Or maybe they can just strike a pose and that's it ]and then the pawn [the cosplayer] can go to his or her seat and enjoy the show.

Anyway this is my idea for a 30 minutes length play, it be a Live Action Cosplay Chess battle [even though I know some chess games can take abit longer] and I would like to hear what everyone thinks of this idea that way I know if I should get a move on making this idea to happen or not. Anyway thanks for taking your time reading this and I hope to hear from everyone.
Also
Any cosplayer is wellcome rather it be in the field of Anime characters, Videogame, original, anything.

TribalButterfly
10-08-2005, 04:33 PM
I think that is a sick AWESOME idea!!!!

I dont think im going to con no baka though :(

I'll let u know :)

Kaijugal
10-08-2005, 06:32 PM
I think that's a fun idea. I've done one before and they're great. The stage is most likely going to be way too small to do one efficiently. You may want to organize this outside of the stage.

If you want help let me know and I can give you some tips. ^_^

Cheers!

Edgar Strife
10-08-2005, 09:48 PM
Tribal Butterfly Quote-->I think that is a sick AWESOME idea!!!!<--Quote

Thank you, I happy to hear you like the idea.

kaijugal Quote--->I think that's a fun idea. I've done one before and they're great. The stage is most likely going to be way too small to do one efficiently. You may want to organize this outside of the stage.
If you want help let me know and I can give you some tips. ^_^

Hum..you done one before? Very interesting and the stage may be small, I better check it out. Any help or advices that you have will be a great help to me and I like to know that way I can be prepare and ready for this. Please if you have any tips that could help me out that's ll be awsome. What ells does everyone think so far?

flash1616
10-08-2005, 10:03 PM
this sounds to cool >.< I've seen a human chess battle thing at the renaissance fair.. it would be awesome with anime characters... I would be willing to be a chess peice if need be!

TribalButterfly
10-09-2005, 07:28 AM
If we were to do this, is it alright that we're all in a random assortment of cosplays, or did you have in mind everyone as characters from the same show (only in black/white)?

I think the random assiortment might make people more happy, and be cuter to watch.

Did u want them to do anything so that people will recognize "this is a rook. this is a queen, this is a knight." and so on???

Michiko chan
10-09-2005, 09:24 AM
If we were to do this, is it alright that we're all in a random assortment of cosplays, or did you have in mind everyone as characters from the same show (only in black/white)?

I think the random assiortment might make people more happy, and be cuter to watch.

Did u want them to do anything so that people will recognize "this is a rook. this is a queen, this is a knight." and so on???

I think for recognizing the people as different pieces, a hat of some sort would be best, because (paper crowns anyone?) because mostl likely, the people who were controlling them would be raised up so they could see the entire board.

I'd love to play a game. xD I'm such a nerd.

Kaijugal
10-09-2005, 09:36 AM
If we were to do this, is it alright that we're all in a random assortment of cosplays, or did you have in mind everyone as characters from the same show (only in black/white)?

I think the random assiortment might make people more happy, and be cuter to watch.

Did u want them to do anything so that people will recognize "this is a rook. this is a queen, this is a knight." and so on???

Generally this is determined (if not by costume) by front and back tabbards, Hats, (my favorite), chesspoles, or by nothing at all in GPS events. I've also seen it done where people hold cards in the air but that can get tiresome.

Edgar, what's your budget for this?

Have you spoken to Aaron about having this as an event yet?

There will be a financial outlay needed for even the most basic example of human chess. (Just to mark the board for instance).

Also can Con No Baka garuntee you a space of no less than 22x22 square feet?

Also remember you don't only need players (32), RELIABLE DEDICATED PLAYERS, particularly in the case of the KINGS, but you require wranglers, Chessmasters, a caller, a boardmaster, and people to document. :)
I'll be happy to give you instruction on how to run it if you can get all the neccessary basics together.

I might even be interested in helping out as a player, (or a chessmaster if you need one). I really love chess. ^_^

Otaking97
10-09-2005, 04:48 PM
Chess? Eh. Count me out of playing (unless absolutely needed at last minute) but I can certainly help you out if you need it.

Edgar Strife
10-09-2005, 05:16 PM
Tribal Butterfly Quote-->If we were to do this, is it alright that we're all in a random assortment of cosplays, or did you have in mind everyone as characters from the same show (only in black/white)? I think the random assiortment might make people more happy, and be cuter to watch. Did u want them to do anything so that people will recognize "this is a rook. this is a queen, this is a knight." and so on???<---Quote

I think its best if we have any characters from any anime or games. If I had to pick just one type of series it be to difficult and if we also did it as Black & White it still be hard and would consider a lot of work. So its going to be any characters from anime or games. As for telling apart who's is what chess piece, I like the whole paper crowns idea that would be fun, even as Kaijugal mentions, the back & front tabards works out too.

[I]flas1616 Quote--->this sounds to cool >.< I've seen a human chess battle thing at the renaissance fair.. it would be awesome with anime characters... I would be willing to be a chess peice if need be!-<--Quote

I'm happy to hear you too like the idea and once I figure things out, if you like to join as a chess piece, that be great.

Kaijugal Quote--->Edgar, what's your budget for this? Have you spoken to Aaron about having this as an event yet? There will be a financial outlay needed for even the most basic example of human chess. (Just to mark the board for instance). Also can Con No Baka garuntee you a space of no less than 22x22 square feet? Also remember you don't only need players (32), RELIABLE DEDICATED PLAYERS, particularly in the case of the KINGS, but you require wranglers, Chessmasters, a caller, a boardmaster, and people to document.
I'll be happy to give you instruction on how to run it if you can get all the neccessary basics together.
I might even be interested in helping out as a player, (or a chessmaster if you need one). I really love chess. ^_^

I'm going try to find out asap about the space as well as my bugget to this idea and do u how I can contack Aaron to discuse this idea? By the way who is Aaron? As for the gathering of the 32 Chess Pieces Cosplayers, the Boardmaster, wranglers, Chessmasters, a caller, and people to document, I figure the best way to do there are two ways.

.1. Con No Baka is introducing the room parties right? I figure I can arrange a room where I can have a sign up sheet for cosplayer who are interested in being part of the game. [Gives both online and cosplayer who are not part of the cosplay.com boards to be part of this event.]

2...Another way to gather some cosplayer would be here online, I suppose once I can get the idea running, I'll be able to post up some kind of list.
Anyway,a player or a ChessMaster [whichever you like to be] would be a great help to me.

Otaking97 Quote--->Chess? Eh. Count me out of playing (unless absolutely needed at last minute) but I can certainly help you out if you need it.,<---Quote

Thank you for help, I'll let you know when the times come.

TribalButterfly
10-10-2005, 09:03 AM
This sounds pretty exciting. I don't know anything about chess though! :) i've never won a single game! :) Haha! I've come close a few times though! :)

Stratagy just isn't my thing :)

Edgar Strife
10-13-2005, 07:15 PM
Alright, I send an e-mail to the organizer for Con No Baka events [I hope I got the right e-mail] I'll update on this event and let everyone know how it turn out.

Konrad-Chan
10-13-2005, 10:27 PM
Good idea, and for AN you can do 1-minute speed chess

MaiSheri
10-14-2005, 01:36 AM
I'm not entirely sure that I will be going to Con No Baka yet... (it's a matter of timing at this point) but if I'm there I will definitely be a chess piece! I will let you know for sure as soon as possible.

Zero_1369
10-14-2005, 02:36 PM
I'd love to join in! I am going as Miroku from Inuyasha as one of my costume.. maybe Bishop Miroku??

Edgar Strife
10-17-2005, 07:45 PM
I'm not entirely sure that I will be going to Con No Baka yet... (it's a matter of timing at this point) but if I'm there I will definitely be a chess piece! I will let you know for sure as soon as possible.

That be great, I happy to hear you'll join, but I'm still waiting for the e-mail. I may have to send them another one soon. Hopefully they'll reply back so I can let everyone know for sure that this event will take place. Only time will tell.

I'd love to join in! I am going as Miroku from Inuyasha as one of my costume.. maybe Bishop Miroku??

That's perfect. Your wellcome to join, but I'm still waiting for the replay. Bishop Miroku, that could work he his a Monk and Bishop chess is suppose to be a Holy figure. But then again I may have a sign up sheet where cosplayer can choose who they like to be at the con. Beside, any cosplayer can be any chess piece they want.

Edgar Strife
10-17-2005, 08:18 PM
Sorry about the double post, as I was exploring on the wire, I come up to a page that was very interesting. It seems an anime con from the state perform a Live Cosplay Chess. As result, here is the link http://www.usagichan2.com/AnimeBoston2005/events1.htm , for anyone who like to see how this event turn out and I must say, they did a wonderful organizing their event. Hopefully the Chess Battle event that i'm trying to get moving will be something close to this.

Tenshi Musouka
10-18-2005, 09:26 AM
I have to say... this sounds really cool. I cant wait to see how it turns out. I hope my plans to make it to CnB pull through! This is such a cool idea!

Edgar Strife
10-25-2005, 12:21 PM
UPDATE SO FAR ON THE COSPLAY CHESS BATTLE

It seems I got an e-mail from Con No Baka about the Cosplay Chess Battle idea and they said they be happy to arrange this idea as an event. I had to send another e-mail to the game department and now we'll have to wait and see what happen. I'll keep u guys updated on the event. [I may even try to get this Idea running to AN06 too, well I'll try.]

Zero_1369
10-25-2005, 09:12 PM
Sounds great, I sure hope this all works out well.. its such an interesting and fun sounding Idea.

Brita_Lee
10-25-2005, 11:24 PM
I pity the fool who hasta be a PAWN! ^^ Tee-hee. Giggle!

Kaijugal
10-26-2005, 08:28 AM
I pity the fool who hasta be a PAWN! ^^ Tee-hee. Giggle!

Actually pawns are great for people who don't want to stand around for hours and hours but want to be involved.

Edgar Strife don't forget you need a minimum of a 22ft by 22ft area for just the board and senechels area. If they try to stick you in some little room it isn't going to work.

MaiSheri
10-27-2005, 10:37 PM
Well, I still don't know if I will be going or not, and I probably won't know until that weekend, so don't count on me being there. =(

IF I find you there, though, and you need players, I'll be up for it.

TribalButterfly
10-28-2005, 09:24 AM
Same goes with me! :)

I would honnestly LOVE LOVE LOVE to be there and do the chess battle with you!!!:):):)
But i'm just not sure if im going to be able to make it :(

Edgar Strife
10-31-2005, 07:53 PM
Update so far

I have some bad news.
So far this event may not be taken place at Con No Baka due to the shortage of volunteers, manpower' or materials or providing the space I need to see this particular event through this year so that is what they told me and i send them an e-mail already but have not recieve a reply.

....But even though this event may not run at Con No Baka I can try my best to arrange it to run at AN06, that is if I can get permission to run it and if the available space is there to...[heck I'm already slowly begining on creating the chess board [the big one for the cosplayer] so the only thing that will remain is making the crowns, the 32 cosplayers, and so on.] Anyway, I'm sorry it couldn't come up or been ready for CNB but I'll try to see if i can introduce this event at Anime North 2006. I just wanted to say thank everyone for your idea and thoughts on this event. Again, I'm sorry it couldn't be ready, but I'll try again for 2006.

Edgar Strife
11-10-2005, 05:59 PM
Update, change of plans, again.

Alright everyone, it seems CNB may be able to provide the space I need for the Cosplay Chess Battle and if that the case, it may look like that I'll be running this event [yes poor me, all by myself, I wanted to be a chess piece]JK. Anyway, if that case, well then CNB will have its first Cosplay Chess Battle. Now, its back to the waiting game. [g2g information on what to do next.]
Lets see, what needs to be done, so far:

A:Finish painting the chess board I made [yup, I had a jump start to making the chess board.]
B:Begin working on Tab or paper crowns
C:Get a small chess board
D: and yes seeking out all 32 cosplayers + 1 challengers [I'm mostly be facing someone], + the caller + the wranger and someone to document the event so that would = 36 ppl, wow that's a huge list. Anyway, hopefully I'll be able to check the room it self before moving on. Anyway, now I need to wait back on there reply to see what happens next. If its a done deal, I'll again post up the info here. When I mean a done deal, I mean if its running for sure.

Otaking97
11-10-2005, 06:42 PM
CnB is only just over 2 weeks away. Better hurry.

Edgar Strife
11-16-2005, 08:56 AM
Update again

Yeah, it seems it may be postpone due to much more work on finishing such a project within a certain amount of time. Anyway, if anyone is interested, I made a Thread in the Anime North and suggested this idea as an event. We even have a list of the chess pieces so if anyone wants to be a chess piece, please post it on the other fourm with your name and what piece u like to be. I already send an e-mail to the one in charge of the proggramming and so far the e-mail didn't work, I send them another one though through my yahoo account, if it doesn't work, who should I try next to contack Otaking?

Otaking97
11-16-2005, 06:27 PM
Update again

Yeah, it seems it may be postpone due to much more work on finishing such a project within a certain amount of time. Anyway, if anyone is interested, I made a Thread in the Anime North and suggested this idea as an event. We even have a list of the chess pieces so if anyone wants to be a chess piece, please post it on the other fourm with your name and what piece u like to be. I already send an e-mail to the one in charge of the proggramming and so far the e-mail didn't work, I send them another one though through my yahoo account, if it doesn't work, who should I try next to contack Otaking?


The email did not work? You mean it was bounced back? That's wierd. I'll see what I can do. Try the next best person in the contact email list I sent you.