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PretearWink
03-05-2003, 04:49 PM
Ok, I already put up some of this, but I'm setting the stage, so bear with me ^_^ The second annual Final Fantasy Ball will be held at Metrocon in Tampa, Florida which runs from July 18-20. Aaron (Squall as he is usually called :p), the ball's founder and I, sat down and spoke to Metrocon's founders and technical directors, and these people know what they're doing when they put on a con^_^ Not only will there be a costume and cosplay contest, karaoke, dealers room, video game ddr rooms, 2 dance parties, a J-rock music contest, 212 STRAIGHT 24 HOUR A DAY anime rooms, but also the 2nd annual Final Fantasy Ball!

This ball will be held in a HUGE ballroom, technical lighting experts, a full cast from FFX and the main chars from FFX-2, skits, improve, raffles, and so much more! Including one huge special surprise I'm sure NO ONE would want to miss^_^ Mabaroshi will be there to take tons of photos, and the whole convention, though on it's first legs, has been planned so lovingly, I sincerely have never heard of a better con!

Metrocon will be held in Tampa, Florida (the website is www.animemetro.com/metrocon) . I would love to see as many people as possible there to keep this con alive and well! The Final Fantasy website is under extreme construction. We're moving servers and completely refiguring the layout, so, I'll have info on that witihn the next few days. ^_^

But the reason I post this is that VERY soon, the forms will be up for casting for the FFBall. I won't go into this too much, because the form should explain everything, but basically you have to be able to arrive at Metrocon on Thursday July 17th for some rehearsels, be comfortable around crowds, not be opposed to some psuedo-romantic skit (Can't have a Yuna that doesn't want a Tidus to touch her cheek or something ^^;), and be dedicated to having fun and being a part of the ball^_^

There are also open spots for staff we need to help out like taking money, giving out tickets, etc. These members may make an Al Bhed inspired costume or Blitzball uniform from any team or inspiration. This is for the people who would love to be apart of it, but are shy of the spotlight^_^

If you have any questions, please PM me and I'll do the best I can to answer everything^_^ I'll also update and inform this thread of any changes, when the forms are up, when the website is up, or if any new cast members have been chosen ^_^


Ok, THAT was long winded ^^;;

I just wanted to let everyone know and get a feel of how many people here would be interested before I go to other cosplay communities to let them know ^_^

Ok then, thankies ^_^ :angel:

yuffieleonheart
03-05-2003, 04:53 PM
i would gladly be yuna or yuna x-2 wink^-^ please im me at cutieyunie

Troppy
03-05-2003, 05:09 PM
lol, Aaron was telling me about this; darn you guys moving...I have a good chance of going to AWA since I've been to Atlanta before, and you map-jump! wahaha *shakes fist*

we'll see, we'll see...

Kamui Motoaki
03-05-2003, 05:13 PM
oh man. . that con is waay to close to AX and CC. . T_T
i soo want to go!!!

PretearWink
03-05-2003, 05:21 PM
I know it. I might have to cancel my trip out to AX now ;.; Kusanagi's gonna KILL meeeee ;.; But this ball is gonna be so cool O.O Decisions, decisions ^_^;

yuffieleonheart
03-05-2003, 05:23 PM
i'm definitly going wink ^.^ even if i don't get casted

PretearWink
03-05-2003, 05:27 PM
You won't be disapointed^_^ We've spent a few hours today going over the preliminary plans, and I've never been more excited about an event before^_^

yuffieleonheart
03-05-2003, 05:28 PM
that's sooo awesome *.* i always wanted to gooo!! yays i am soo exited now

Troppy
03-05-2003, 05:28 PM
I don't like my Yuna costume enough to try out for Yuna lol...and I kinda...don't OWN any other FFX doodads... so I'd be going just to be there. The date is actually FAR MORE MANAGEABLE for me than AWA, but the location is a serious bitch... x_x

yuffieleonheart
03-05-2003, 05:32 PM
aww troppy your yuna costume kicks ass ^.~ either way it would be nice to meet ya at the ball ^-^

Troppy
03-05-2003, 05:34 PM
*Giggles* it would be lovely to meet you too as well! I love your Yuna-ness... we could sit around and talk about Yuna-ness! and...and monkeys! Yes! It would be fun!


...so send me money! XD

PretearWink
03-05-2003, 05:34 PM
Yeah, Aaron has taken a LOT of slack about his decision to move the ball. But, it's his baby, and he was on the verge of canceling the whole thing due to the atrocious way we were treated by the AWA staff before, during, and long after the ball. Thankfully, we were able to find a con that will give the ball the attention it deserves with all the love going into it^_^ I know it's an inconvenience being further south and stuff, but the sacrifice is very much worth it just based on the fact that now the ball can follow his vision, be perfected as much as it can, and offer so much more in the way of space, interaction, and professionalism.

Don't think I'm chiding you or anything Troppy, it's SO not you at all, I'm just pretty peeved at some other people that have been guilt-tripping him to death for moving the ball. -.-

yuffieleonheart
03-05-2003, 05:38 PM
lol troppy, yunaness and monkeys lmao
i am actually happy it moved lol, since it's closer to me anyways. plus it's so near ota, i would't be able to go if it wasn't that near ^^;

Troppy
03-05-2003, 05:39 PM
oh no, i wasn't insulting the decision at all. Actually I know totally how he feels.... I've had panels and other Troppy-hosted functions stomped all over by inconsiderate staff members; it is NOT fun, and such a huge project does not deserve that kind of treatment. The moving thing is actually a POSITIVE thing because not only does it show that Aaron doesn't take crap from people, it's just generally better for everyone when events are run by cons that APPRECIATE them. ...also said from experience. x_x


Aaaanyway......hmm....*flips through calendar*

PretearWink
03-05-2003, 05:44 PM
*hugs Troppy* Finally, someone who doesn't think he's being selfish and tyrannical for deciding to move the ball. Someone went as far as to say that the cast members who were there last year were pretty much irreplacable, but even if it was Aaron's event, they wouldn't need him to run it with a new person, so HE was the one that was expendable. O.O *demon glare* That person and me are gonna have some words one of these days. -.-

Anyway, back to the topic and stuff, I think both you're Yuna's are absolutely beautiful, and cast or not, I'd love to see Yuffie again and meet ya Troppy^_^

Troppy
03-05-2003, 05:49 PM
OMG, are you serious? They said that about Aaron? That's...really REALLY selfish. They obviously have no idea how much work people put into projects like that; not only Aaron, but congoers everywhere.

...you know what I think of that? I think whoever said that should try and run something like that on their own, and then I'll laugh when it crashes and burns, wahahahaha!!!

*cough* I mean...er...

Yunaness...and monkeys. :E

Thanks for the compliment, Wink! *hugs back* I love your costumes, you have so many! I can't believe you put that Ren together so quickly. I am thinking about being Popstar Yuna at AnimeCentral for some ParaPara videos... the con is in mid-May and I don't think I could accomplish it. AMAZING job!

I'd love to meet you both, really I would...oh oh oh...*frantic schedule scanning* LOL

HEY LIMEYAKU! YOU COME TOO, WHEREVER YOU ARE! XD

Hikaruchan
03-05-2003, 05:51 PM
Ah, too bad so close to Otakon for me. I took 25 of the pics that were used on the FFB website, but looks like won't be able to make it this year.

PretearWink
03-05-2003, 06:24 PM
Such evilness from some people... they ARE doing there own and staying with AWA and making it just an anime dance. Let's see how expendable they feel after planning all that. -.-

I love monkeys. :-p

*blushblush* Thanks for the compliment! I only have so many because for some reason I can never bring myself to wear the same costume to a con twice. I think I'm imbalanced that way @.@ I couldn't believe I made it so fast, either. I thought I'd never get it done in time, but thanks so so so so much!

As many people as possible should meet at the ball! It's be SOO much fun!

It's too bad you can't go Hikaruchan, you took some nice pictures^_^

yuffieleonheart
03-05-2003, 06:31 PM
well i am really looking foward to this ^-^ i know my friends will spaz when they hear about this lol, can't wait to see everyone ^-^

makio
03-05-2003, 09:15 PM
I'm definitely there, especially since it saves me the annoying trip of going to Atlanta/AWA.

Limeyaku
03-05-2003, 09:29 PM
*-*

*dreams of going*

*sigh*

one day maybe... one day.

Yuna
03-05-2003, 09:35 PM
Mou... Adella told me she spoke to Aaron about maybe having me as Yuna and Brian as Tidus @__@ No matter x_x It sounds like great fun Wink! =D You need to be their Ren X3

Something Lulu
03-05-2003, 10:26 PM
July 18-20? :( That's the same weekend as Comic Con. It sounds like it will be amazingly fun, but I'll still be in CA at that time. ::wishes she could be in 2 places @ once::

Carmila
03-05-2003, 10:59 PM
So, the FFB is ditching AWA?? Or am I mistaken.

PretearWink
03-06-2003, 06:26 AM
OMG You would be an amazing Yuna and Aaron showed me shots of Brian as Tidus.... *le sigh* Stupid....distance and travel. ;.;

And yes, The FFBall will no longer be at AWA for various reasons. Trust me, the move was well thought out and planned for the best experience we could give people who went to the ball as possible^_^

Adella
03-06-2003, 08:14 AM
NO WINK YOU MUST GO TO AX O_O *hangs on her* ;_;

I'm sticking this thread for a little while BTW.

PretearWink
03-06-2003, 02:31 PM
*hangs on to Aeris*

I know, I SO wanted to go since I knew you all would be there :blubber:

I shall find a way! I just gotta rob a bank...or knock over an old folk's home...I DO live in Florida....they won't miss a few things....*slinks off*

makio
03-06-2003, 03:41 PM
-LOL!-
Hey 'Wink, while you're at it... snag me a couple bills too. I'm making a Summoner Isaaru costume for the event. All that fabric is gonna be costly! :crylaugh:

yuffieleonheart
03-06-2003, 04:12 PM
Nessa!!! u must come ^-^ your would be a great yuna for the cast!

PretearWink
03-06-2003, 04:25 PM
Hey Makio! Aaron told me about your summoner costume! Many kudos! That's gonna be some hard work^_^ I don't have any bills so far from the robbing, but I have a lot of medication, a morphine drip, and a mattress that smells like pee. Old people here aren't as rich as I thought......

yuffieleonheart
03-06-2003, 04:26 PM
lmao wink.. lol my mom works at a nursing home.. *plots robbery*

Yuna
03-06-2003, 05:20 PM
Dudettes, I so *want* to go cause like I have some friends in that area I could smooch off of! Considering AWA *was* durring SDCC (which is my home con) BUT you're not have the ball at AWA... maybe... maybe...

BUT YES! WINK MUST COME TO AX!!! ;o; it's like the best con EVER, you SOOOOO wouldn't regret it!!! *o*

yuffieleonheart
03-06-2003, 06:25 PM
well we can hope that u can make it ^^;

Adella
03-06-2003, 09:08 PM
FFBall is during SDCC? *sigh* what a horrible contradictory date ;_; guess we can't go either.

Brians Tidus is serious pwnage.

enishi
03-06-2003, 09:16 PM
Er, yeah. Aaron emailed me about this too. I can't make it since I don't have the money.

Originally posted by Aeris
Brians Tidus is serious pwnage.

=^_^= *blush blush blush*

Yuna
03-06-2003, 09:24 PM
LMAO!!! You're such a poor mother!! XD I could always stuff you in my suitcase and feed you paenut shells =DD

PretearWink
03-06-2003, 10:40 PM
Ok, the ball will now be moved to an interdimensional time and space in which everyone can attend! How about tomorrow? Around 6-ish?

Or else I'll pay for everyone to Fed Ex themselves! I really will!

I've already had to trick my lil' 'ole grandma into letting me go to AX where she buys my plane fare. o.o

When it comes to cons, I seem to have no scrupels left. -.-;

SyntaxGlitch
03-06-2003, 11:28 PM
Hmmm, how much does it cost to FedEx a person, anyways...? :confused:


...man, I really wish I had a prayer of getting to this. I'm a huge FF fan, I'd KILL for the chance. But getting to Otakon is already gonna be a stretch, and this is far enough away to make transportation tricky. And that doesn't even account for food and a place to stay. >_<

And don't even get me started on how much I'd like to go to AX. O_O

*sigh* :(

Adella
03-07-2003, 08:38 AM
OH IT'S BRIAN OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!1 *flirt flirt* ::then looks at Nessa:: >:D

Yuna
03-07-2003, 10:14 AM
LMAO, OMG AERIS YOU'RE ON CRACK!! WTF!?! You're like Graham turned into a human... and had a sex change... and stuff. LMAO

Adella
03-07-2003, 02:43 PM
EHEEE ::flirts with Brian:: >:D *then runs behind a chair* :p

Brian is TEH TIDUz

enishi
03-07-2003, 02:47 PM
o_o; I'm not used to this.

Not that I'm complaining. :thumbsup:

Yuna
03-07-2003, 10:49 PM
Aeris has turned into a raging hormonal fangirl.

Troppy
03-07-2003, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by Yuna
Aeris has turned into a raging hormonal fangirl.

There's nothing wrong with that...I mean...consider the circumstances! ;D ...ack! *covers mouth*

PretearWink
03-08-2003, 07:51 PM
You people have turned this honest thread into a den of lusty and gratouitously improper behavior! *shakes fist* :p

SyntaxGlitch
03-09-2003, 04:13 PM
You people have turned this honest thread into a den of lusty and gratouitously improper behavior! *shakes fist* :p

...well, of course. What do you think the internet was invented for?

I mean, honestly... tch, get with the program!

L to the 3rd
03-09-2003, 06:50 PM
final fantasy...ball? *scratches head*

marsie
03-10-2003, 09:56 AM
Okay, I am going to TRY to go. It all depends on my money flow at the time....^^;

I do have a wedding to pay for but FF Ball's only come once and awhile.

But if I go I have to make a FFVI Terra or Celes. ^^

PretearWink
03-10-2003, 06:04 PM
The more the merrier^_^ I just wish all of you could make it ;.;

makio
03-10-2003, 06:11 PM
'Wink, if you talk to Aaron before I do, tell him OrangeAnime is apparently willing to sponsor/help out as well. I keep missing out on IMing him when online. :drunk:

PretearWink
03-10-2003, 07:55 PM
Sure, no prob^_^

yuffieleonheart
03-10-2003, 09:10 PM
i really can't wait for this ^^

Ihrie
03-17-2003, 02:34 PM
I can't wait for the ball either. I got cast as Seymour and I've already started getting the costume made. I actually.....went out and got a job for this....lol

Anywayz, I hope a lot of you can come, cuz I went to the last one at AWA and it was great. Plus, this one promises to be a lot better!! ^_^

yuffieleonheart
03-17-2003, 03:04 PM
can't wait to see all of u ^.^ oo wink i just joined the forums for the ffball

PretearWink
03-17-2003, 03:20 PM
Yay! The website is up and isn't it gorgeous? :p I love the pretty water links and the jukebox^_^

Edit: ;.; Nevermind, he hasn't gotten it up 'officially' yet. :p

Sparks Padfoot
09-02-2003, 10:41 PM
Oh. i want to go but this year it was in florida and I live in iowa. Hey, any cosplayers out there willing to steall me away in your cars¿ Anyone. I'll pay for transport. I bet its buetiful there. all the lights and all of the people you see. I really really really want to go... *sniff,sniff*

Troppy
09-02-2003, 11:31 PM
well I hate to burst your bubble dear, but this event is over. LONG over... the topic's lowness on the forum should've been a little clue...

maybe next year, eh? I missed it, too.

yuffieleonheart
09-03-2003, 03:44 PM
yes troppy is right ;-; the ffball was the weekend of july 18, 2003 =o but there's always next year and u have enough time to plan ^_^

Catboi Blues
09-03-2003, 03:52 PM
I wish I could have gone but complications arose that prevented me from making it down there is July. I was really looking forward to it seeing that there is nothing even close to it up here. Wish we could get something like that going up in the great lakes area.

Sparks: were you at Anime Iowa this year?

Sparks Padfoot
09-07-2003, 04:48 PM
you all sittin talking about going to the final fantasy ball and i have to sit at home *wails and wails* its not fair. i want to gooooooo. please come and kidnap me *winks* (just kidding) but i really want to go.

Susumari
09-07-2003, 05:18 PM
it's been some while ago...i wanna go back. hmm..i wonder who i missed this thread....i guess it's wayyy late now. i looked really bad there too. but i got 2 dances...hehehe with wakka and seymour. yup matty. then the propsal...i did have that as my signature. but i still have the pic in my gallery