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Eurobeat King
11-19-2005, 02:25 PM
Hey everyone,

Since 2004 at Ohayocon we've had the cosplay.com big-group photoshoot gathering, and so I'd like to host it again this year if people are interested.

Here's the group we had last year, although 2004's was a little bigger:

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=258627

For those of you who are new to cosplay.com or to Ohayocon, here's how the c.com gathering works: Just simply show up at the appropriate time & location on Saturday wearing any costume you choose, and then when it's time we'll gather everyone up and you just stand there and pose for 5-10 minutes. :) And that's it! Afterwards, I'll still be hanging around taking individual pictures, so if I haven't taken your picture yet, please come say hello to me. :skidude2:

Here's the information for the gathering:

DAY: Saturday, January 7th
TIME: 2:00pm
LOCATION: Convention Center Atrium Staircase (see above picture)
REQUIREMENTS: Must wear a costume

NOTE: This gathering will be for anyone in costume who happens to be in the area during that time, and they don't necc. have to be a member of cosplay.com. So if you have friends who are in costume during that time, but aren't members, they are still welcome to join us for the gathering. :)

2ND NOTE: I also know that sometimes on Saturday there are other gatherings (Final Fantasy, Naruto, Bleach, FMA, etc.) and also judging or rehearsal for the masquerade that may take place at the same time, :thumbsup: so please reply here with your thoughts on the time. I don't want to have it too early or too late, but I do wish to have as many cosplayers make it to the gathering so that we can all get together for a fun time!

ParaPara*Tsu
11-19-2005, 02:40 PM
I know that I've head about photo shoots that cost money from Cosplay.com. This doesn't cost money, does it?

And It seems like a good time and place to meet ((*tries to remember where that location is*)

KnuxieChan
11-19-2005, 04:03 PM
Nope, this photoshoot doesn't cost money. Those're just the private ones. =3

Well, we've had the photoshoot at 1 every year so far, haven't we? Although I worry about the cosplay judging.. because they take FOREVER just to get organized. Maybe make it around 2?

Splenda
11-19-2005, 04:46 PM
I'll be there! I'm curious though, will Admin be coming again this year? It was really cool to meet him last year! Not that you're not cool too Al!

Eurobeat King
11-19-2005, 05:17 PM
ParaPara*Tsu: The cosplay.com gathering is simply a big-group photoshoot of everyone who can make it and is cosplaying during the time of the gathering. (it's similar to the Naruto, Final Fantasy, FMA, etc. gatherings you'll see at cons.) This gathering/photoshoot is not to be confused with the photoshoots that I do when walking around. Those also are free and all you have to do is find me when you're in your costume(s) and say hi, if I don't already ask you first to take your picture. :)

Shippo87: I can remember having one since 2004 when Ohayocon moved to the Columbus Convention Center. I don't recall having one in the hotel in 2003, and 2002 (my first year attending) cosplay.com had not been formed yet. 2:00pm can be done, since I'm usually free, but let's see what everyone else thinks about the meeting time: 1:00pm or 2:00pm?

NyaoNyaoNeko: Thanks for the compliment! ;) It hasn't been determined yet if Admin is returning this year, as he's still busy with the post-con pics from the con in Mexico, and other stuff. Once he finds out anything, he'll post if he (and/or Adella) will be attending Ohayocon.

Elycium
11-19-2005, 07:44 PM
well, I know the naruto gathering is at 3, so I'm good for either 1:00 or 2:00. I can't wait to see everyone. ^^

Miyabi-
11-19-2005, 07:50 PM
Um...the only thing about this is that it might cut into some people's pre-judge times for the masq. And no worries Shippo! We're organized this year! You get assigned a pre-judge time and THEN you come to it. NO LINES!!! Whooo! :bigtu:

Ha ha..watch..NO ONE will schedule their pre-judge time during the time of the photoshoot and the judges will be sitting there wondering "where IS everyone?!" LOL. ^_^

Chibik3r0
11-19-2005, 07:57 PM
I'll be there again regardless of what time it is. Hopefully we'll get a bigger turn out than last year ^_^ Maybe a tasteful sign would help?

Eurobeat King
11-19-2005, 11:51 PM
Chibik3r0: Usually we don't need a sign, or have one, unless Admin & Adella bring the banner they made and used back in 2003-2004. And since I usually am the one organizing the gathering, if people see me gathering everyone together (and since it's a mix of different anime, video-game, & j-rock cosplayers) they should know it's a cosplay.com gathering. :)

Like before, I'll gather everyone together and take several pictures myself, and then I'll ask someone (probably Lionel) to take a few of me posing with the group, as one of the moderators. :skidude:

ParaPara*Tsu
11-20-2005, 01:27 AM
Chibik3r0: Usually we don't need a sign, or have one, unless Admin & Adella bring the banner they made and used back in 2003-2004. And since I usually am the one organizing the gathering, if people see me gathering everyone together (and since it's a mix of different anime, video-game, & j-rock cosplayers) they should know it's a cosplay.com gathering. :)

Like before, I'll gather everyone together and take several pictures myself, and then I'll ask someone (probably Lionel) to take a few of me posing with the group, as one of the moderators. :skidude:
Huh? No sign? Then how will I know if it is you guys?! Maybe I should make a cool name tag ands end it to you through e-mail! lol, j/k. How much are private shoots, anyways?

Yui
11-20-2005, 01:34 AM
I can probably roll out of bed by 1, but be in costume...?
Haha, just kidding. I think the earlier time is better, personally. ^_-
As I recall from last year, many groups were loitering in that area around 1pm anyway, so it shouldn't be too hard to push them all together on the stairs again, right?

(Hey, I get to come to Ohayo, it now seems. I really didn't think I was going to make it this time.)

Eurobeat King
11-20-2005, 01:42 AM
Huh? No sign? Then how will I know if it is you guys?! Maybe I should make a cool name tag ands end it to you through e-mail! lol, j/k. How much are private shoots, anyways?

Just look for me around that area, either wearing my EBK attire (Avatar picture) or other normal clothes. Usually I hang around, and wait 5-10 minutes, and THEN i'll make the announcement to have all the cosplayers assemble on the staircase for the photoshoot. :)

ParaPara*Tsu
11-20-2005, 02:32 AM
ok. Thanks.
(*is too excited to wait 7 weeks...(*cries(*)

Miyabi-
11-20-2005, 07:35 AM
Oh! Might I suggest that cosplay.com people do something to recognize each other? Say, maybe we can all tie a purple-colored ribbon to our badges?

That might make it easier for Al to herd people. ^_^

Eurobeat King
11-20-2005, 07:57 AM
Oh! Might I suggest that cosplay.com people do something to recognize each other? Say, maybe we can all tie a purple-colored ribbon to our badges?

That might make it easier for Al to herd people. ^_^

Hehe We've tried the ribbon-thing before, but usually it's pretty easy just for everyone to meet at the desired meeting-place for the gathering. Plus before the gathering (from Saturday morning on) I tell people about the gathering and sometimes they come up and ask me what time & place to meet for it. And also making this thread regarding the gathering before the convention gives people (hopefully) enough time to read and know about it so they'll know when & where to go come Ohayocon itself. :)

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=259037 (Another picture with me posing with the group)

Bobbi
11-20-2005, 08:28 AM
Poopy I won't be able to make it, but that's okay. ^_^ I'll send my love from a little judging room across the convention center. =P*

We should have some kind of informal get together thingy Friday night or something. Just hang out in the food court, get some pizza and talk/take pictures.

marsie
11-20-2005, 09:34 AM
Actually the rehersal and judging will be done by 1 so there won't be any problems in that arena.

^_^ Hope to see you all there!

Eurobeat King
11-20-2005, 10:07 AM
Actually the rehersal and judging will be done by 1 so there won't be any problems in that arena.

^_^ Hope to see you all there!

Thanks for the info, B. ^_^ I'll keep it at 1:00pm but won't gather everyone together until 1:10-1:15pm. :) I know some people may get there as early as 12:45pm or even sooner, so I thank everyone for their patience if I don't start promptly at 1:00pm, as to give those getting over to the gathering a littlemore time. ;)

marsie
11-20-2005, 05:40 PM
You are welcome A. I am still going to stalk you though. LOL

Eurobeat King
11-20-2005, 06:31 PM
You are welcome A. I am still going to stalk you though. LOL

Haha Thanks for the heads up regarding that as well.. ;)

animeroxmysox13
11-21-2005, 10:01 PM
i'll be there^_^

Miyabi-
11-21-2005, 11:05 PM
Wow, we're going to be done by 1pm? That's awesome! ^_^ and I'm all for hanging out in the evening as well....pizza sounds great and if anything...we could all carpool and actually go out to eat too!

Vincent-D
11-21-2005, 11:44 PM
Carpool? Eat? Pizza? Evening?

I'm in!

ArsenalFierce13
11-22-2005, 01:06 AM
If I show up for the con, I'll show up for the meet!

And I have no idea what costume I'll be wearing when.

Eurobeat King
11-22-2005, 02:13 AM
If I show up for the con, I'll show up for the meet!

And I have no idea what costume I'll be wearing when.

I hope you can make it, Marisa! :) And I'm sure you'll decide on a costume before the con arrives..

KnuxieChan
11-22-2005, 03:35 AM
Shippo87: I can remember having one since 2004 when Ohayocon moved to the Columbus Convention Center. I don't recall having one in the hotel in 2003, and 2002 (my first year attending) cosplay.com had not been formed yet. 2:00pm can be done, since I'm usually free, but let's see what everyone else thinks about the meeting time: 1:00pm or 2:00pm?Yeah, that's what I meant. XD I'm bad at explaining.

And mm.. pizza. I'm in!

NecromanticChii
11-22-2005, 09:58 AM
It is not hard to find EBK, I mean come one EBK is the best everyone. ^_^

Eurobeat King
11-22-2005, 10:27 AM
It is not hard to find EBK, I mean come one EBK is the best everyone. ^_^

Awww.. that's nice of you to say, but I believe that everyone does their own best at what they do, cosplaying or photography. :) *hug* thank you for the compliment.

So 1:00pm will be the time for the gathering, and I'll delay gathering everyone up until 1:10pm the latest, so if you know you're going to be running late just know you have 10 minutes to make it there before we start rounding people up.

marsie
11-22-2005, 12:01 PM
It is not hard to find EBK, I mean come one EBK is the best everyone. ^_^
Duh that is why I stalk him every year....I mean just this year.

kalajessta
11-22-2005, 01:05 PM
I'll be able to make this Photoshoot, luckily. I believe the Naruto photoshoot is at 4, but I'm not sure what time the Final Fantasy one is. Does anyone know?

Marisca4
11-22-2005, 07:34 PM
Sounds good. I will definitely be there!!

NecromanticChii
11-29-2005, 12:55 PM
Awww.. that's nice of you to say, but I believe that everyone does their own best at what they do, cosplaying or photography. :) *hug* thank you for the compliment.

So 1:00pm will be the time for the gathering, and I'll delay gathering everyone up until 1:10pm the latest, so if you know you're going to be running late just know you have 10 minutes to make it there before we start rounding people up.

You are welcome. ^_^

Ok, EBK, could you please edit your first post to incllude eveything new in it. ^_^ I am a bit confused as to which day it is, but I will probally figure it...(sat?) It would just make it a lot easier. Thank you.

Eurobeat King
11-29-2005, 01:14 PM
Ok, EBK, could you please edit your first post to incllude eveything new in it. ^_^ I am a bit confused as to which day it is, but I will probally figure it...(sat?) It would just make it a lot easier. Thank you.

The first post says Saturday and that hasn't changed, and as for the time, I'll keep it at 1:00pm but will probably wait a few minutes before getting everyone together.

The Final Fantasy gathering usually takes place at noon on Saturday, but please check the other thread to see if they've finalized a time for it. And do likewise for the Bleach, FMA, and Naruto (4pm.)

Eurobeat King
12-04-2005, 12:43 PM
I've added the cosplay.com gathering to the list of cosplay gatherings for Ohayocon:

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=72474

daguru
12-04-2005, 10:15 PM
crud, i missed last year's shoot. (im not in the pic)
I'll definately be there.

XxkalexX
12-04-2005, 10:29 PM
Hmm when and where I'll do it with ya...I'll be in my Ness cosplay it might be easy to find me ^_^

ArsenalFierce13
12-05-2005, 01:15 AM
Ok, based on posted photoshoot times, it looks like I'll be wearing Lulu for this one.

Karrit
12-05-2005, 12:01 PM
I'd love to participate. =D I'll be Fujiko Mine.

Eurobeat King
12-05-2005, 04:45 PM
Ok, based on posted photoshoot times, it looks like I'll be wearing Lulu for this one.

I'll try to wait for you to show up in your Lulu costume, M. :) I know that you'll have the Final Fantasy gathering that should start (hopefully on-time) at 12:30pm, and then you'll have to walk alllll the way over to the Atrium staircase in-time for the c.com gathering. :thumbsup: And I'm sure it's pretty difficult to walk in Lulu..

I'm thinking maybe I should move the gathering to a later time (2:00pm?) or maybe another location (where the FF gathering is) since the FF gathering (which I may be at the take pictures) may take more than a half-hour..

ArsenalFierce13
12-06-2005, 10:37 AM
[QUOTE=Eurobeat King]I'll try to wait for you to show up in your Lulu costume, M. :) I know that you'll have the Final Fantasy gathering that should start (hopefully on-time) at 12:30pm, and then you'll have to walk alllll the way over to the Atrium staircase in-time for the c.com gathering. :thumbsup: And I'm sure it's pretty difficult to walk in Lulu..
[QUOTE]

The distance might be a pain, but I have a surprising amount of mobility in my Lulu costume. Yes, I kind of trot rather than walk, but it allow me to get from point A to point B better than I thought it would, given all the Lulu costume horror stories I've read. My only problem now is that I'm trying to replace my red contacts and the company I ordered from is giving me grief -_-;

marsie
12-06-2005, 11:27 AM
Here is a brain storm...why not have them at the same place. Since the final fantasy people usually are going to be the same people for the cosplay.com shoot. It would be easier and less time consuming to just have them all in the same area.

Also less confusion.


I was also thinking about having a notice board for cosplay. Having all the shoot times and locations posted. But I'd rather have just one location and with the lounge availabe for smaller shoots. I will be away from the computer prolly from the 4th on. So if SOMEONE on here could take responsibility to find me early on friday or late on thursday to give me the finalized list, so I can have this next to the cosplay reg table and a copy next to the infomation booth.

What do you all think?

kalajessta
12-06-2005, 12:48 PM
I will say that will make it easier on everyone, at least me. I wish I can be Akamaru for the cosplay.com photoshoot, but it depends how quickly the FF7 photoshoot gets done with.

Eurobeat King
12-06-2005, 02:31 PM
We could try to have one after the other within the same location, like the FF gathering goes first, and then when it's time I'll gather people for the cosplay.com gathering. Only thing is that a lot of people won't know (or be hanging around) where the bottom area of the convention center (by main programming and the masquerade is) is located. They only opened up that area to use last year, and it's quite a walk from there to the Atrium, which is more visible to cosplayers and con-attendees.

I don't mind having it inside the convention center by Main Programming, provided everyone who reads this knows about the location change.. We have a month to go, so that should be plenty of time ;)

Saria
12-06-2005, 04:12 PM
Yay, I'll deffinatly be there along with some friends, hopefully! :3

zOMG, I finally get to meet the Eurobeat King-himself! ^____^ Woohoo~

marsie
12-06-2005, 05:04 PM
don't go fan girling on him. But if you want to stalk him you have to stand in line. I have stalking rights that pan 3 conventions.

The only thing, I would see is the traffic flow problem. Since that is where the main area of the cheerleaders will be. Only a small part of us will be there.

I will bring a camera to the next inperson and take surveilence with Trae, Lady and Miyabi and Bobbi as the best places for photoshoots. How does that sound?

Saria
12-06-2005, 05:24 PM
don't go fan girling on him. But if you want to stalk him you have to stand in line. I have stalking rights that pan 3 conventions.

Fangirling and stalking is scary. I just admire. o.o

Miyabi-
12-06-2005, 07:06 PM
Heh heh...surveilence...that makes me feel so Agent Scully. ^_^

marsie
12-06-2005, 08:59 PM
Wow does that make me Mulder? I feel so manly....

Miyabi-
12-06-2005, 09:51 PM
Umm...you can be Agent Reyes! ^_^ Or a Bond girl! Those are spy-ish! AND smexy!

Eurobeat King
12-06-2005, 10:07 PM
Haha marsie, you are too funny.. ;)

Back on topic: So we may move the cosplay.com gathering to inside the convention center by main programming, but keep it at the same time or right after the Final Fantasy gathering. This would work out better for those who wish to be in both gatherings. :) Hopefully people will know where to go, and feel free to ask me on Friday or Saturday for directions (and what time if you forget) for the gathering. But if you're there on Friday and they hold opening ceremonies or if you go to any of the gatherings on Friday that are held near main programming, you should have a general idea.

Miyabi-
12-06-2005, 10:27 PM
If all else fails I'll run up and down the halls screaming "cosplay.com photoshoot! Follow me!"
Or carry a sign around with the time and location.

kalajessta
12-06-2005, 10:29 PM
So wait, the place of main programing is the big room they use for masq last year or no?

Eurobeat King
12-07-2005, 12:26 AM
So wait, the place of main programing is the big room they use for masq last year or no?

Yesh. There weren't any gatherings outside main programming last year (it's huge and a nice place to have gatherings) because most of the gatherings happened by the Atrium staircase, but it's such a looooong walk to/from main programming to the Atrium, the food-court, etc. And it's tough for me, because while I'm there for the gatherings, I'll be missing out taking pics of other gatherings and cosplayers who will be in the area away from main programming.. :lost:

NecromanticChii
12-07-2005, 08:26 AM
Well We will just have to stop by. ^_^

marsie
12-07-2005, 08:35 AM
Like I said, Let me and the others do some spy photography. I'll post the pics(it will be up on Sunday night-Monday morn) and people can vote where would be the best place. Not only that but there will be visual aids.

Bond girl a la Octopussy Out....

NecromanticChii
12-07-2005, 12:45 PM
Like I said, Let me and the others do some spy photography. I'll post the pics(it will be up on Sunday night-Monday morn) and people can vote where would be the best place. Not only that but there will be visual aids.

Bond girl a la Octopussy Out....
OK, then I will just wait. ^_^

ParaPara*Tsu
12-07-2005, 06:04 PM
Posting signs may be a good idea. I may get lost, since I don't know were that is..xD

I can';t wiat! 30 days and counting *uber hyper*

ArsenalFierce13
12-07-2005, 06:24 PM
I can';t wiat! 30 days and counting *uber hyper*

Is that it? 30 days?? *gets off lazy butt hurridly to start new costume*

kalajessta
12-08-2005, 08:40 AM
I know, I can't believe how fast the time is going. I would repair my Iruka costume, but the thing is, I don't even have Akamaru cut out all the way. It's kind of sad and depressing. I hope to plan to have it all cut out next week and sew it between then and Christmas. Hopefully it will be completed.

Lady
12-08-2005, 09:08 AM
Like I said, Let me and the others do some spy photography.


*whistles innocently and discretely hides the camera she'll have with her in a coat pocket*

Camera in my pocket? Heavens no! I'm just happy to see you!

Double Agent Sexy vonSexpants, out!

NecromanticChii
12-08-2005, 12:50 PM
That is funny. lol.

I will ask, if I am lost on where anything is, although I doubt I will get lost. ^_^

Nameless
12-10-2005, 11:24 PM
I'll already be down in the area for the Final Fantasy shoot so I'll be there. But since I'll be there as Rude, all I got to do is put the mask on that I'm working on and keep my Boken with me. I'll be a member of the Crazy 88!!!!!

kalajessta
12-11-2005, 09:34 AM
Yes, we have a Rude xD. Awsome. Glad to know you're one of us.

Vincent-D
12-12-2005, 12:31 AM
OH Nameless! Ya shoulda been BARRET!

Who's gonna smack Cloud around?!

*sobs*

*runs away* lol

Eurobeat King
12-12-2005, 01:05 AM
I'll post the pics(it will be up on Sunday night-Monday morn) and people can vote where would be the best place. Not only that but there will be visual aids.


Back on topic: Thanks for doing this, B. It'll help everyone who hasn't been to Ohayocon and the Columbus Convention Center before so they know where to go for the appropriate gatherings. I've had the c.com gathering at the Atrium staircase for the last 2 years, and wouldn't mind having it there again, but i want to make it easier for those in the FF gathering to be able to also make it to the cosplay.com gathering.

Nameless
12-12-2005, 01:21 AM
I came across too many problems that I could not avoid. If I had the time, money, and materials that I wanted to use from the getgo, I would of had it done. But my New Years resolution will be to finish that dame thing by the next con I go to. Sad it just could not be this one.

marsie
12-13-2005, 10:07 PM
I am posting them tonight...had a crazy last couple of days.

Needless to say I think me and the other spies found some great places.

Agent Pussy Galore aka B out.

Eurobeat King
12-27-2005, 03:29 AM
UPDATE: I've decided to change the time of the cosplay.com gathering, to allow more people to be able to make it, since the Final Fantasy gathering at 12:30pm would take more than 30 minutes and I like to be there to take pictures, but I don't want to tire myself out running back to the Atrium staircase to form the c.com members. So here's the new info:

Cosplay.com Gathering

DAY: Saturday, January 7th
TIME: 2:00pm
LOCATION: Atrium Staircase

Since Bleach is in the morning, Final Fantasy at 12:30pm, and Naruto at 3:00pm, I figure 2:00pm will be the perfect time for people to gather, and it doesn't conflict with any realllly big gatherings. So please do your best to take-note of the time-change, and see you at the gathering! :)

NecromanticChii
12-27-2005, 09:20 AM
Ebk, is it fine if we are a bit late? At 2pm I have a gravitation photoshoot to be at..Oh wait..lol. Never mind, It is at the atrium stair case as well..lol. We will all just have to meet up with you.