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KittyCanuck
02-05-2003, 04:05 PM
I keep hearing that Anime North is better than CNAnime. This board, in fact, has a forum for Anime North, but not CNAnime.


My questions is: Why?

Why is it considered better? What makes it better? I've never been to either; in fact I've never been to any convention, so I have nothing to compate them too.


And please don't tell me it's the simple fact that CNAnime has Sci Fi and Comics at the same time, that would seem silly to me. :rolleyes:There's got to be another reason, since I'm sure there's cosplayers out there who also like Sci Fi and comics! :D

So please explain to me, I'd like to go to at least one of them this year! My original plan was to go to CNAnime, since that's the only one I've ever heard about, but now I've heard a few times that Anime North is "better" than CNAnime.

^_^

Sakura
02-05-2003, 04:07 PM
From what I know, Anime North is a lot better. Atleast that's what everyone who has been to both has told me. From what I can tell about the CN Anime website, this con also has a huge sci-fi theme as well. Plus, events like karaoke are not held at the convention center, but rather individual hotels so a bit of walking is involved for this one. That's all I know ^^

Rosiel
02-05-2003, 04:23 PM
Being that CN Anime has a rather small anime side to it compared to its sci-fi events (it's trying to expand more into anime), and that Anime North is bigger and anime-focused, that might explain it.

A lot of smaller cons (Anime USA, Anime Boston, Sugoicon, I-con) don't have their own forums. The individual forums are for the "bigger" cons, that will attrack more than a thread or two.

Kia
02-05-2003, 06:06 PM
Although I'm not the best one to answer your question, as I myself have only been to CNAnime, I'll give it my best shot. :)

At CNAnime, from my experience, most of the anime stuff takes place downstairs in the little 'theaters', and even then the anime stuff doesn't use them all the time. Sure things like the Masquerade and the Anime Music Video contest are some of the biggest draws there, there is *a lot* of focus on the sci-fi side as well.

I was chatting it up with some trekkies I met in line last year, wonderful ladies I might add, I got the feeling from them that they looked at all the costume-clad attendees was kind of 'kiddy', almost like halloween. Which is unfair 'cause I met the coolest Klingons the year before.

Stuff for your typical anime fan is kind of limited. All the anime booths are in one area because they have to share the same space with the other two elements of the convention. I figure that at AN, as the focus is strictly anime, that there would be a larger emphasis on things for the attendees to actually do. At CN all the anime stuff takes place mostly in association with, but outside of the con. Anime all night is about two blocks away, Hollywood Anime is all the way uptown. The travel can often ruin the fun. (I missed half of Jin-Roh last year because it started at 12:30am and the subway stopped running at 1:30am).

If you like all three elements of CNAnime then I suggest going to both, but if you love anime more than the other two then go to AN. Me. I've been a big fan of both sci-fi and comics long before I really go into anime, so this year you'll see me at both.
Can't keep me away! :D
Kia

coscrew
02-05-2003, 06:34 PM
CN used to be a cool con(back when i started in 99), but it's getting smaller and smaller every year. i bet you anything this year will be the worst we'll ever see, i saw NOTHING last year, Dolce and i spent most of our time upstairs looking at the swords and shiny things. i saw nothing but mainstream anime garbage. no ufos, no bootleg cds, nothing i wanted.

CN, in my oppinion, is just a comercial for mainstream anime. The best part is the all night anime/karaoke across the street, and even then, it was the sitting in the elevator with Dolce and Applejack scaring the crap outta people that dared use the elevator. MWA HAHAHA... i mean... no, that wasn't us. @_@

AN has a lot more stuff to do, and since it's fan run, it's not one big commercial. still there's a lack of cheap dealers stuff since they're not letting in the bootleg cds and other goodies. *weeps*
but you can get more of that stuff at kikiwai or Pacific mall(corner of Steeles/Kennedy) but there's still a WHOLE lot more selection than CN, there's no sci fi crap and comics that take up all the room. Plus the artists alley is made up of REAL people, not pros showing off stuff they've already made money on.

And since the con is AT the hotel, if you're tired, or have to much stuff, you can just dump it off at your room, (watch for those elevator monsters *wink*).

From my experience, I'd go to AN if this is your first con, you won't be dissapointed or bored out of your mind, like with CN.
But then again, we've all gotta hit CN jsut for the people. isn't that right?

Kia
02-05-2003, 07:48 PM
Two years ago there were about 3 or 4 places selling the bootlegged cds. Last year there was only 1 big one and another few places that only had about 50 cds with them. There were plushies, but they cost a lot. Nothing is cheap ther, I had to barter to get some half decent deals. Although it was only my first con, I had more fun at CN two years ago than I did last year, but for more reasons than just the poor performance of the con itself.
I'm still going to go to CN this year though, so if anyone wants to go but is afraid to go alone, I'll be there :)

heki-chan
02-05-2003, 08:25 PM
mmmm in general AN's atmosphere is 10x more...welcoming. (if thts the right word to use)

AN keeps u busy for at LEAST 70% of the time. and u wouldnt be sitting on the floor on ur bum wondering for long periods of time wht the heck to do. Yeah CN is pretty boring--i didnt even go UPSTAIRS to the dealers place on SATURDAY!!! BAH!!!! If i wasnt a cosplayer and i went to CNAX for the anime stuff id go home within 5 hours of entering the con.

But if ur a cosplayer..then ur most likely addicted to cons and things...sooo i like both cons....its ur friends and new friends that u meet that makes CN worthwhile :)
think of it this way:

AN is the con to go for--for con-related things (& u hang out with friends too obviously LOL)
CN is the con to go for--to just hang out with friends and meet new friends :)

~heki

KittyCanuck
02-05-2003, 10:42 PM
Ah, thanks for all the info! ^_^

Minakolabelle
02-06-2003, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by coscrew
it was the sitting in the elevator with Dolce and Applejack scaring the crap outta people that dared use the elevator. MWA HAHAHA... i mean... no, that wasn't us. @_@


You did that too XD or wait was I in the elevator with you?? I dunno any more...

But yeah as stated above, AN is more fun simply because it deals with anime. I only attend CNA to visit with my friends I only get to see a couple of times a year... oh yeah and I get to cosplay too ;)

nyamiko_chan
02-06-2003, 09:54 AM
I haven't been to a con in my life before either but i also asked this question too...got the same wonderfully answer question *throws cake all around*

It seems that CNA is more of a place to visit/make friends...and i'll probally still go this year...maybe even for a day ^.~!!

Kia
02-06-2003, 10:04 AM
I've always managed to find something to do with my friends, even if it wasn't what we were supposted to be doing ^_^
Come, make friends, keep me company!

coscrew
02-07-2003, 09:23 AM
that's right, even if it's sitting in your room playing video games...

ah, memories of last year, we had a Top Shop(kinda like monoploy, but in a mall, sounds stupid, but highly addictive) party, i can't even remember if we finished the game we were laughing so hard.

*contemplates bringing ddr mats this year*

Kia
02-07-2003, 09:50 AM
can I crash your room?

Mage
02-08-2003, 09:13 PM
CNAnime...

This year, I found the con itself so boring that I refer to it as SleepyCon. There wasn't enough there to justify the lack of sleep and high stress levels prior to it.

The Masquerade... Well, the people running the masq. do their best, but this year there wasn't even anyone able to do workmanship judging. =/ My group wouldn't have won anything for that, in all honesty, but there were some groups and individuals there who really deserved to have their workmanship recognised. =\

The dealers room, as others have already said, was also a lot more limited compared to Anime North. The floor space is probably bigger, but the back half of it's taken up by guest booths and their version of Artist Alley and most of the remaining space is taken up by comics/sci-fi booths.

I like CNAnime because it's conveniently on the subway line, but that's about it. Heck, Anime North even has better places to eat (that food court near CNAnime... there's something not quite right about it....x_x;;; )

Anime North has a wider variety of things to do whereas CNAnime has mostly just episodes being shown in rooms. I can't say that I really saw much at either con, but I've found that CNAnime seems to have more technical problems.

They're both good cons, but I felt my time was better spent at Anime North.

This wasn't an issue for me personally, since I went all three days at CNAnime, but for other people, they had to pay for a three-day pass when they only wanted to go to the con for one day. There's also no discount for pre-registration, which is a point in favour of Anime North.

Kurenai
02-09-2003, 12:30 PM
CN really doesn't have enough to keep you busy for 3 days. I think I spend a lot of time just wandering around looking for things to do. The best part is definitely the people though, they're all really cool.

Now I hear CN isn't having the masquerade anymore...while it's an event that I plan ahead for, often a month ahead, and it causes me undue stress and self-loathing, I still look forward to it. That's one less anime thing in a con that doesn't have much anime. I'm not saying the sci-fi and fantasy is bad, just not what I'm interested in at that point and time. I think I'll take my CN days and head up to Pacific Mall with my friends to do some Toronto sightseeing and shopping ^_^

Scoti
02-09-2003, 01:24 PM
>Now I hear CN isn't having the masquerade anymore...

where did you hear that from? That's one of the main highlights of the whole convention (well maybe to us anime people) If they take that away their going to see a major decrease in attendance

coscrew
02-09-2003, 03:44 PM
good god yes, that's the only thing Dolce and i even got to last year we ended up so late...

i think the masquerade is the only thing that con is riding on anymore with anime fans...


Kia,
Dolce and i should have an open gaming room, with a 6 person top challenge going with UFO prizes to the top three. XD

hmm.. that might be fun actually..

Kia
02-09-2003, 08:39 PM
:: sniffles :: I suck at games.... comes from being deprived as a child... ah well, smashing buttons is always a useful tactic! ^_^

I heard rumours about the whole cancelling of the masquerade thing before.... maybe b/c Gordon Rose's afraid of getting kissed by a man again.... :D

heki-chan
02-12-2003, 12:19 AM
heyo^_^ dunt worry about the masquerade. its there to stay.

silver khosla (sp? eep sowwies..) who is the big-cheese of CN/hobbystar stuff told us on our messageboard taht its just a rumour and that the masq *ISNT* cancelled or anything^_^

hope that helps to dispel the rumours^_^

~heki

stillvisions
02-12-2003, 09:02 PM
Last year's CNA was essentially an oversized (and overpriced) dealer's room, and little more. The masq had some serious technical problems, and a professional design company was allowed to enter a costume as a novice. Guess who won best in show.

Panels? Basically none. If you don't like what's showing (DBZ and the odd interesting item), all you can do is either buy more or hang out in the lobby, which you can do for free anyway. The big guests cost extra (98 bucks or something to see Brent Spiner) and some of the guests that come free with admission may or may not allow pictures and/or autographs. Fun.

Yeah, I'm biased, but CNA needs some serious work.

Zevchan
03-08-2003, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by WhiteMage_1
CNAnime...

This year, I found the con itself so boring that I refer to it as SleepyCon. There wasn't enough there to justify the lack of sleep and high stress levels prior to it.


LOL! When they expanded to Boston 2 years ago, we dubbed them 'HangoutCon' because there was NOTHING to do except hang out with your friends (and we did 'cause one of our frtiends was an artist in the artist's alley, and we didn't want to leave him alone). However, their Boston branch dumpped the Anime portion for last year, so natrually they lost about half of their attendees (I went for the SciFi, I admidt... but Anthony Simcoe was there and I love him so I had to go!). I was one of 3 people in costume (Both years, actually... hey, any excuse, right?), since they have yet to have a Masquerade at their boston con... I even offered to run one for them next year and their answer was:
"Since we're not a convention, we don't have things like Masquerades. We are an Expo, and that's also why we have the short hours (10-5 or so)."

So, yeah, I've been to CNA many times, and each year it gets more and more boring. I didn't go last year for fear of running into my ex, but I didn't miss it at all.
I've been going to Anime North since 98 and it keeps getting better and better. In fact, it's the first of 3 cons I plan on going to before any others are considered (Anime North, Anime Expo, Anime Boston) each year. Why? Because it's fan-run and that makes it feel more in touch with the attendees... because they actually KNOW what you want, to a degree, yes, but still they aren't shoving re-runs of a video that's been out since 1988 down your throat.

Um, yeah, so:
Anime North: Good! :D
CNAnime: Boring. Not bad, just boring. :rolleyes:

-Michi
(no, the OTHER Michi)
http://www.cosplaynosenshi.com

Zevchan
03-08-2003, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by heki-chan
heyo^_^ dunt worry about the masquerade. its there to stay.

silver khosla (sp? eep sowwies..) who is the big-cheese of CN/hobbystar stuff told us on our messageboard taht its just a rumour and that the masq *ISNT* cancelled or anything^_^


I thought he left Hobbystar a year ago... hmmm...

-Michi
(no, the OTHER Michi)
http://www.cosplaynosenshi.com

Kia
03-08-2003, 08:03 PM
Seeing as how I'm not even going to be able to attend CNAnime this year (which is a shame b/c, as lame as it is, I still enjoy hanging out with my friends) I'm not even really worrying about it anymore. If given the option I would still attend both, mostly b/c of our complete LACK of any conventions in general. :: sigh :: At least I should be able to hit the good one this year ^_^

heki-chan
03-09-2003, 03:44 AM
zevchan^_^:

hmm! i dunnO! it was a few months ago that he posted an email (thru another girl) on our boards saying a buncha stuff O_o;;; it kinda weirded me out at first bcuz it was so sudden/out of the blue and he was really mad at everyone for dissing CNAX...sooo eh heh. kinda freaked me out O_o; *tries not to diss it now*

i think that if CNAX's portion sold ONE-DAY animepasses, a lot of people will be much happier and diss it less^_^ bcuz it kinda blows to spend $40 and just sit around all day^_^;;;; if its was lik $15 or $20 for ONE day...i think thtll be much better. but yeah. i suggested it directly to hobbystar numerous times. but never got any replies...*meh*

~heki

Scoti
03-09-2003, 10:13 AM
I doubt hobbystar would listen to anyone their there to make money so they could care less if your bored. I agree that the $40 is a rip off considering what I get out of that for the same price at AN (hopefully $25 if my group can get their a$$ in gear lol).
despite all this I still go every year lol I guess it's because it's the end of august and I feel the need to do something somewhat entertaining before school starts again and plus I love downtown

stillvisions
03-09-2003, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by heki-chan
zevchan^_^:

i think that if CNAX's portion sold ONE-DAY animepasses, a lot of people will be much happier and diss it less^_^ bcuz it kinda blows to spend $40 and just sit around all day^_^;;;; if its was lik $15 or $20 for ONE day...i think thtll be much better. but yeah. i suggested it directly to hobbystar numerous times. but never got any replies...*meh*

~heki
Well, they sorta do, but then you can't get into the masq with them. Yet another surprise my friends discovered when they only came for a single day. So other than seeing ep 1 of X and a couple of laps of the dealers room (which wasn't that great in terms of price) really that's the only reason to spend the 40 bucks.

I'm tempted to just hang in the lobby for photos next time and save the 40 bucks; ya can't really get good pics in the masq anyway.

Kurenai
03-09-2003, 12:46 PM
"I'm tempted to just hang in the lobby for photos next time and save the 40 bucks; ya can't really get good pics in the masq anyway.
"

That's a good plan....my friend and I were thinking that as well. We'd rather go and cosplay for a day or so, then for the rest of the days we would have been there, hit up Chinatown for probably some of the same merchandise, at cheaper prices ^_^

stillvisions
03-09-2003, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by Kurenai
That's a good plan....my friend and I were thinking that as well. We'd rather go and cosplay for a day or so, then for the rest of the days we would have been there, hit up Chinatown for probably some of the same merchandise, at cheaper prices ^_^ [/B]
See, that's the one advantage CNA has over AN: location, location, location. Lotsa food and shops nearby to take a break, and much easier to get there if you live in the TO area.

Well, it's better at least for those of us who don't have to get a hotel room for CNA; I saw the broom closets with beds at the Strathcona, and I heard the prices were rather scary.

Kia
03-09-2003, 02:44 PM
As much fun as Anime All Night at CNAnime is, you pretty much have to camp out at the frount of the "line" to get any seats near the TV. You get there after the first 10 or so people arrive and your out of luck and stuck behind a pole. :p Fun, but can suck some major ass...

heki-chan
03-09-2003, 04:13 PM
hmm! would they murder us tho? if we didnt buy a ticket and just loitered in the lobby? (hell, i didnt even go upstairs//do anything that required a ticket on saturday anyway!) LOL!

Kia
03-09-2003, 04:34 PM
I don't recall seeing any bouncers wandering around the lobby looking for passes...

Kurenai
03-09-2003, 05:27 PM
I bet if we came in costume they wouldn't even notice ^^; I wonder if we could get a bunch of cosplayers who don't want to pay entrance fee to go do something else...but I wonder if that's too evil/too much of a hassle.

Kia
03-09-2003, 06:01 PM
it would be fun to try though ^_^

Scoti
03-09-2003, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by Kurenai
I bet if we came in costume they wouldn't even notice ^^; I wonder if we could get a bunch of cosplayers who don't want to pay entrance fee to go do something else...but I wonder if that's too evil/too much of a hassle.


I wouldn’t be surprised at ’01 when I was dressed as iori hardly anyone asked for my pass except at the masquerade when they went into hyper mode and asked me like every 5 mins lol.
I like the idea of protests against entrance fees ^ ^ it would be funny if we all rallied together and protested against hobbystar or we protested for discounts because our cosplaying could count as walking advertisements

Kurenai
03-09-2003, 07:52 PM
Hey, if they lose the anime people, they lose *at least* 1/3 if not more of the attendees. >: )~ It's silly to expect people to want to go to their tiny, boring con for all three days. The most fun part has always been hanging out with new people that I meet---so why should I pay $40 for an oversized dealers room which I only need to go to for like 3 hours max?

stillvisions
03-10-2003, 02:55 AM
Short of busting you for tresspassing, they can't bust you for being in the lobby, seeing as how it's the entrance to a convention centre that's hosting other events. They checked at the viewing room that I went to, they check (and handstamp) for the dealer room, and they strictly check the guest events and the masq.

I always thout it funny to pay to enter a room where you buy stuff, especially since most of it wasn't exactly discounted. That, and I'll point out the irony of CNA (being the corporate con) had far more bootleg stuff than AN or Toronto Trek, even though the prices didn't always reflect that.

*sigh* You can see my extended rant on my site (listed in my sig) but the problem is that they don't have to improve things since the fans refuse to not pay no matter how crappy things are. The flip side is that too many people don't come, and no more CNA, which would be a shame, since the potential is there. Tough balance...

JustinCredible
04-25-2003, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Sakura
Plus, events like karaoke are not held at the convention center, but rather individual hotels so a bit of walking is involved for this one. That's all I know ^^

Anime-All-Night is actually 2 blocks away from the convention center. Hollywood Anime is a couple of KM away... but using Toronto's excellent Subway its takes 30mins and you walk a small distance to the subway and out fo the subway to the theatre (an ACTUAL Theatre).

Originally posted by coscrew
there's no sci fi crap and comics that take up all the room. Plus the artists alley is made up of REAL people, not pros showing off stuff they've already made money on.

Excuse me? Sci fi crap and comics? You are treading on very thin ice! :mad:

And I totally disagree with you saying the artist ally isn't made up of REAL people. Some are indeed successful... but what you are saying is success = loss of soul. Yeah... cute.

Originally posted by Scoti
[B]I doubt hobbystar would listen to anyone their there to make money so they could care less if your bored.

I have complained over many a things to hobbystar and each time I have gotten a email back. I've talked to those who have run the convention and had no problem with them either. Hell even my local comic store has members on its comitee... will explain the who's and whats.

I've been going since around 97... and each year there is always something to do. This con is a 3 in one... which is supposed to appeal to 3 different fandoms and there alot of people who enjoy all three. I for one was busy as hell during last year (and the years before) and actually wasn't able to see some stuff: some anime eps... I missed Anime-All Night, missed last half of the AMVs... hell I didn't shop until the last 5mins of the con!

Yeah and although the dealers upstairs are pretty shady and thin(Vangard Video you rock ^_^), there is still more anime content than sci-fi or comic book.

So I can understand if you say as an Anime-only oriented there might not be all the stuff you want to do... but there is always something anime going on during the course of the convention... This will be my first ANIME only con... so I can't comment on how AnimeNorth runs... but I have yet to not enjoy CNAnime/CNCBE/CNSciFi Expo!

Kisa
04-25-2003, 11:59 PM
Well, I wont be paying to be at CNA. And at least four other people i know aren't paying either. It's an orginized protest.
I'll be there in costume, but I refuse to pay after how we were treated. (there would be more, but two are running off to Japan for a year, and some just aren't going Period.)
It was a crap con as cons go, and for the price, it isn't worth it. Hence as how it is now referred to as CrappyCon.

Maybe they'll realize just how annoyed we are now.

Maybe I'll make leaflets to hand out XD. You know. Just in case.

kibosh
04-28-2003, 08:00 PM
Hey Justin Credible...Do I know you? I've been attending cons for a while now (almost 10 years) and I fancy myself as knowing most of the regular convention goers....Which Sailor scout were you dressed as at the last one?

JustinCredible
04-28-2003, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by kibosh
Hey Justin Credible...Do I know you? I've been attending cons for a while now (almost 10 years) and I fancy myself as knowing most of the regular convention goers....Which Sailor scout were you dressed as at the last one?

Sailor Scout?
WTF?

check my gallery for pictures.... thats me!

Mekou
04-29-2003, 12:57 AM
My Sciecne teacher told my class about a little secret that buisness know and is 70% of why they make prices the way they do.

"You stick with the amount people are willing to pay"

So as long as people are willing to pay $40 for CNAnime then that is what the price will stay at. Based on the image that hobbystar has given itself I'd say it would take a few hundred people at at least make them turn thier heads. Maybe some of them are nice people but then why don't they act like it to cNA con-goers as a whole not just a few random people who talk with them.


Maybe someone could try writing a letter or e-mail to hobbystar and let them know the general feelings of anime con-goers. (POLITELY!!) Tell them you feel the price is too high. It would make sense to mention that a lower admission fee will attract more people and thus make more profit. *shrug*

CNA isn't the only con with it's "meanies". T_T *hopes that mean guy at AN isn't there this year or at least doesn't yell at her friend for no reason at all.*

Kurenai
04-29-2003, 09:27 AM
I kind of wish CN would bring back its One-Day admission....because it -is- a smaller con.

This year, I really don't have time to go for the full three days, and if they think they're forcing me to get a full pass by not having the one-day option, then more likely I probably won't go, or I'll show up to take pix of costumes.

The whole 2nd floor dealers' room thing is nice, but it's nothing I couldn't get at another con, ne? I'm not so interested in the sci-fi, I know plenty of places to get the fantasy stuff (ren faire!) and the anime stuff can be easily ordered online.

stillvisions
04-29-2003, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Kurenai

The whole 2nd floor dealers' room thing is nice, but it's nothing I couldn't get at another con, ne? I'm not so interested in the sci-fi, I know plenty of places to get the fantasy stuff (ren faire!) and the anime stuff can be easily ordered online.

That, or visit toronto and go to all the stores in the same area that sell the same stuff at the same price (usually because they're the same store). Sure, there are some things cheaper at CNA, but most things aren't, especially once you factor in admission and other con expenses.

(okay, you can order online too, but I might as well plug the TO economy)

Mia-P
04-29-2003, 04:42 PM
CN Anime I found was only good once, xiola mentioned this on another thread (AN photoshoots I think) Anyhow, CNAnime 2000 was really good ^.^ with th Utena guests and premire movies!! ^o^ It was my first con so I guess it made it that more special *lol* The second year I went it was not as impressive and the third year it just became very dull for a 40$ pass XP

JustinCredible
04-29-2003, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by Mekou-chan
Maybe someone could try writing a letter or e-mail to hobbystar and let them know the general feelings of anime con-goers. (POLITELY!!) Tell them you feel the price is too high. It would make sense to mention that a lower admission fee will attract more people and thus make more profit. *shrug*

Hey I'm all for that... if you don't like what going on complain... write a letter... get a petition going or something, try and change the situation.

If they keep doing stuff like Andy Hallet Karaoke... I might as well get a lifetime membership!

Kurenai
04-30-2003, 11:09 AM
If there's gonna be a petition somewhere, I'll be glad to sign it. Maybe we could ask them to start doing some other events like "anime all night" during the day. (yes, I know it's "all night" but you get what I mean. More social events, besides things like viewing rooms and panels. Maybe even a dance type thing.) It doesn't even have to be anime-related things, though I'd like to see more of those.

xiola
04-30-2003, 02:42 PM
<<CNA isn't the only con with it's "meanies". T_T *hopes that mean guy at AN isn't there this year or at least doesn't yell at her friend for no reason at all.*>>

was it the crazy Lineup Guy? (who was one of the volunteers organizing the lineup, and seemed weird and constantly mad). he scared me....

Mekou
04-30-2003, 03:59 PM
No it wasn't him. O_o <---*nearly freaked out when she saw /that/ scary guy at CNA too*

But it was the crazy lneup guy who put my group and me in the wrong lineup for the masq. >___________<

Erilan
04-30-2003, 11:12 PM
Ugh... don't bring back the painful memories of that guy's horrendous BO. :waaaah:

Limeyaku
04-30-2003, 11:36 PM
OMG!!!! THT GUY!!!!

no offense but ... HE SMELLED SO BAD!!! and he had sweatstains all over....and was scratching himself....in bad places....a lot.... >_<

he came up to a bunch of us in line for the dealers room on sunday and started going:

34, 2, 12, 5, 9, 10....ur number 12! go in the corner!

wtf!??! O________o then he walked away scratching himself. >_<;;

oi....

OMG!!! eric, was tht HIM at CNA who walked by and kept stinking up our little waiting area?? and then we all hid our noses trying not to die or either: a) stench b)laughing ??????????

Mekou
05-01-2003, 01:53 AM
Er yeah..I didn't mention his..odour out respect for his excessive sweating problem..>_>

He does deserve some praise though. He does a lot for both aN and CNA (at least it appears to be that way to me). But he still scary. O_o

Chosuke
05-09-2003, 08:20 AM
I'm glad I wasn't around that guy.

I would of sprayed my stolen axe all over him.

footnote: Every person going as a male CHARACTER in my cosplay froup is forced to wear axe,for secret evil purposes.

Kia
05-09-2003, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by JustinCredible
Hey I'm all for that... if you don't like what going on complain... write a letter... get a petition going or something, try and change the situation.

If they keep doing stuff like Andy Hallet Karaoke... I might as well get a lifetime membership!

o_- ... please don't remind me about that... you KNOW how much fun I had at that (complete sarcasm there)

JustinCredible
05-09-2003, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by Kia
o_- ... please don't remind me about that... you KNOW how much fun I had at that (complete sarcasm there)

Hey minus the 'alcohol' and some people's false promises.... you know you would have had a blast... funny how things got and the song I ended up singing was 'Thats What Friends Are FOr....'

O_o wierd, no?

ducky_feet
05-09-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by Chobrat
I'm glad I wasn't around that guy.

I would of sprayed my stolen axe all over him.

footnote: Every person going as a male CHARACTER in my cosplay froup is forced to wear axe,for secret evil purposes.
I smell an evil plan, LOL. Are you going to test out the Axe Effect? ;)

hellbelle
06-07-2003, 09:18 AM
(wrong person posted)

Chosuke
06-07-2003, 11:09 AM
I smell an evil plan, LOL. Are you going to test out the Axe Effect?

I don't know anymore.. I wore my axe at AN and was sexually harassedby a multitude of girls o-o;
A bunch went so far as to steal my shoes and jump on me..oo;.. it was crazy

JustinCredible
06-07-2003, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by hellbelle
Guys, you are talking about the CN Anime website--where is this? Can someone give me the url?

I REALLY want to go and want more info (yes-it's just a cheap excuse to wear more costumes ;P)

HELP!

http://hobbystar.com/torontomain.html (CN Expo)

and http://hobbystar.com/TO-CNAnime/index.html (CNanime Specifically... but on the exact same site)

Hope to see you there!

hellbelle
06-07-2003, 01:23 PM
(wrong person posted)

elchubbo
06-14-2003, 06:03 PM
Now don't everyone KILL me all at once but I like CN better than AN. Dont get me wrong Ive only been to AN this year and CN this will be my 4th year! But I donno AN was cool and I loved the Anime and the feeling that they werent out to just totally get my money, but there were a few times where I found myself quite bored, something I never have found at CN. Now that may be mainly my fault, but I also felt AN was just everywhere.

CN may be smaller but at least everything is easy to get to and find! And like Justin said, I'm love all three FANDOMS (Comic, Sci-Fi, And Anime) so for me there's always so much to do and explore. I understand though for you people who just like Anime that it may be a waste of money for you!

As for the dealers room, the one at AN i found really bad! Small and expensive with virutally nothing I could find that I wanted or would pay that much for (Cept one awesome DVD booth!). At CN, I go shopping for Anime, I get Sci-fi (ie Buffy) paraphanelia, and then on Sun I go bargain basement shopping for comic books! Plus I like that they have bootleg dealers, cause sometimes you can get stuff for really cheap or stuff you could never find anywhere else (THANK YOU VAGRANT VIDEO!).

Dont get me wrong I will be going to AN next year, but for me CN just hits the spot! I agree with e-mailing Hobbystar about changing stuff, but the constant complaining on here isn't gonna do much good!

And no offence to the people who are boycotting, but I doubt if Hobbystar is gonna care if a few people boycott! While it is true that Anime is 1/3 of their business, it would be hard to convince all those people to boycott (because you will always get people like me who would never do that!).

And lastly, what is with the constant Sci-fi comic Bashing (Ie calling it crap). Can't we all respect what each other like without resorting to namecalling like we are kids in grade school!

Sci-Fi, Comics, Anime. I know they may be different but one has to admit that they are Fandoms that cross over and you get many people who like all 3. Just because you don't is no reason to belittle other people or their interests

Though I will admit one thing! The cosplayers at AN were killer, definetly better than CN!

Okie Im done ranting and Im gonna shut up now!

heki-chan
06-14-2003, 08:19 PM
is that "weird/smelly" guy the one that was giving out water at CN?

I liked him! He's so nice! He gave me water when i was dying of dehydration and then was happy that i was feeling better. What a nice guy^_^ Sure he may be a little odd at times, but he's still a nice guy^_^

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