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okageo
07-16-2009, 06:01 AM
i search on thru the web and it require registeration (forum) and it would take forever for me to find the answers im looking for.

this will be my first time going to AV from LA, Ca. just want to know if i can bring my prop (sword and shield) and how big is AV? is it like anime expo? or more like Anime LA?


THKS!!!

happysmeagol
07-16-2009, 01:52 PM
It's smaller than Anime Expo. As I've never been to Anime LA, I can't really know. Guessing, I'd say AV's a little smaller....

Weapons Policy (found here: http://www.animevegas.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6&Itemid=6 )

1) All live steel, firearms, open flame and

paddles are prohibited. If it's real, it's not

allowed! Wooden practice swords are ok, but

may be subject to inspection.



2) All props and prop weapons may be

inspected by staff at any time.
(I've never seen this happen)

3) Fighting, even mock fighting is prohibited!

Offenders will be ejected from the convention

WITHOUT refund.
(I've never seen this happen, either)

Ahja Reyn
07-16-2009, 03:17 PM
In regards to rule 3, rumor has it the staff will be harsher on the mock fighting rule. But then again you never know.

Anime Vegas usually boasts about 4,000 attendees. Obviously much smaller, but it still holds just as much to do as Anime Expo. I've heard a lot of regular AX attendees say they liked Anime Vegas much better, so its worth trying out.

Toshi_Riku
07-16-2009, 05:27 PM
it is a fun con small but fun and besides if your not in the con it is still Vegas = D

okageo
07-16-2009, 09:29 PM
wow awesome now i'll definitely come >D!! i plan on going to vegas in sept neway jus wondering if its worth the $$$ and if i should go all out cosplay or just casual, now i know THKS ALOT GUYS, i GO ALL OUT!!! (hopefully i dont look stupid)

Christycard
07-16-2009, 11:28 PM
I am so excited to see you there! The con is small but there tends to be a LOT of cosplayers, so you will fit right in!!

Celcia
07-16-2009, 11:29 PM
Anime Vegas is pretty small. XD A lot of people do cosplay there.

okageo
07-16-2009, 11:48 PM
hmm just to get a clearer picture, is like like 1/3 of AX? or more like 2/4?

Toshi_Riku
07-17-2009, 12:26 AM
av is like 5 - 6k so it is around like 1/8 or a bit over

Travel-Valenti
07-17-2009, 01:06 PM
A question I keep asking Anime Vegas regulars...

How far is Cashman from the strip? I do have a (free) hotel room at Caesar's Palace for that weekend. I keep hearing I probably need to taxi it over because Cashman is so far off. I figure, while I'm in Vegas...you know? Still trying to figure out the logistics before I decide to go.

happysmeagol
07-17-2009, 02:16 PM
It should be 5-6 miles walking. Did you try Google Maps?

They also have the public transit routes (planned out on Google Maps).
Cost and other public transit info:
http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/transit/transitguide/JuneTransitGuideWEB.pdf

Directions:
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Caesars Palace)
to:
Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority: Cashman Center)

So it depends on you...though there is still the issue of the weather.

Christycard
07-17-2009, 07:04 PM
I wouldn't recommend walking it. Even though it's in September, it is still FREAKISHLY hot. It is a good 5-10 minute drive from the strip.

Size-wise it is probably about 1/3 of AX. About the same size as ALA...maybe a bit smaller.

Toshi_Riku
07-18-2009, 04:17 AM
I wouldn't recommend walking it. Even though it's in September, it is still FREAKISHLY hot. It is a good 5-10 minute drive from the strip.

Size-wise it is probably about 1/3 of AX. About the same size as ALA...maybe a bit smaller.

1/3 of AX is a bit too much since av got about 5 k or so last year and ax was like 45k so it is 1/9 of AX XD

missrelena
07-18-2009, 03:08 PM
It may be small (yes, it's about the same size as ALA. . . I've been to both), but it's tons of fun -- especially for cosplayers! A word of warning, the crowd is younger, so if you don't want to be massively tackle-glomped (because of shyness, delicate costume, germ phobia, whatever) make sure you tell everyone! They're usually pretty good at respecting your wishes.

The panels and guests are a lot of fun, the con itself is well run, and the masquerade has always been a great experience for me! (You should definitely do it!) They have a "family friendly" policy, too.

The folks in charge of the cosplay booth are pretty cool about weapons, as long as you don't mock fight/draw on anyone. They're pretty hard core about that safety issue. But they usually go out of their way to peace bond props in non-obnoxious places (so it doesn't ruin all your pictures)!

Tenshi
07-19-2009, 11:29 AM
Travel-Valenti, definitely take a taxi or public transportation to the convention. Cashman may technically be on Las Vegas Blvd, but it is a VERY long walk. Cashman Center is a pretty decent place to hold a convention, but the big drawback is that it's not close to any hotel except one very dumpy scary place.

Other than that, I agree with missrelena (who is probably AV's best spokesperson, lol).

Ahja Reyn
07-19-2009, 10:20 PM
Other than that, I agree with missrelena (who is probably AV's best spokesperson, lol).

LOL!

missrelena
07-21-2009, 08:03 PM
Other than that, I agree with missrelena (who is probably AV's best spokesperson, lol).

*hugs* Thanks Tenshi! (Miss you)

Hakaider
07-22-2009, 08:16 PM
Travel-Valenti, definitely take a taxi or public transportation to the convention. Cashman may technically be on Las Vegas Blvd, but it is a VERY long walk. Cashman Center is a pretty decent place to hold a convention, but the big drawback is that it's not close to any hotel except one very dumpy scary place.


Just wondering for 2010...

Does the Anime Vegas Staff know if that Anime Vegas will return to the Renaissance Hotel or another hotel in 2010? (I've attended Anime Vegas last year and the Renaissance Hotel was very, very nice.) It also made it easier to attend late night events when it was held inside a hotel.

My understanding is that there's no hotel connected to the Cashman Center...

Holding it at the Cashman Center does...unfortunately makes it a bit harder for out of towners to attend this con due to it's site location. (Especially if they are cosplaying.)

Celcia
07-23-2009, 09:37 AM
Just wondering for 2010...

Does the Anime Vegas Staff know if that Anime Vegas will return to the Renaissance Hotel or another hotel in 2010? (I've attended Anime Vegas last year and the Renaissance Hotel was very, very nice.) It also made it easier to attend late night events when it was held inside a hotel.

My understanding is that there's no hotel connected to the Cashman Center...

Holding it at the Cashman Center does...unfortunately makes it a bit harder for out of towners to attend this con due to it's site location. (Especially if they are cosplaying.)

I don't think Anime Vegas will ever be returning to the Renaissance Hotel. The staff of that hotel were not pleased the way things turned out that weekend. Hopefully, another hotel will be willing to host Anime Vegas in the future. XD

Hakaider
07-24-2009, 01:26 AM
I don't think Anime Vegas will ever be returning to the Renaissance Hotel. The staff of that hotel were not pleased the way things turned out that weekend. Hopefully, another hotel will be willing to host Anime Vegas in the future. XD


Oh no..that's just really too bad...The Renaissance Hotel was a nice hotel and it's one of the few hotels in the strip that didn't have a casino. (I remember that the casinos were an issue, especially for the under 18 crowd.)

Hopefully, Anime Vegas could find another hotel in the future that would be willing to host it.

missrelena
07-25-2009, 06:12 PM
Hopefully, Anime Vegas could find another hotel in the future that would be willing to host it.

Or maybe the Las Vegas Convention Center (which is right next door to the Renaissance.) That would be cool, too. But I understand that it costs ALOT more than the Cashman does.

Lady Saya
07-25-2009, 08:17 PM
Or maybe the Las Vegas Convention Center (which is right next door to the Renaissance.) That would be cool, too. But I understand that it costs ALOT more than the Cashman does.

It would be nice to have it at the LVCC but too expensive for a small con (who knows, maybe it'll move there in the future if there are more attendees). Mandalay Bay's convention center is pretty nice too but it'll probably be waaaaay too expensive as well. >:

Hazel Chaz
07-26-2009, 01:15 AM
The question of "How does Anime Vegas compare to Anime Los Angeles" in size has seen a couple of different answers -- and they're both accurate.

At the Cashman Center in 2007, they had about 4000 people.
At the Renaissance in 2008, there was about 2000 or so -- it was a much smaller venue.

So "about the same size" or "about 60% bigger than Anime Los Angeles" are both correct, depending on which year you pick.

This year? I'm guessing they'll be bigger than Anime Los Angeles.

(I'll be there, so stop by our table and say hi, okay?)

As far as comparison to Anime Expo -- AX is 10 or 20 times as big, depending on which year you pick. It's very different.

In my opinion, the "two thousand to ten thousand"-person convention is an interesting middle range for anime conventions. Anime Vegas, Anime Los Angeles, and Phoenix Comicon are all in that mid range.

Hakaider
07-26-2009, 11:36 AM
It would be nice to have it at the LVCC but too expensive for a small con (who knows, maybe it'll move there in the future if there are more attendees). Mandalay Bay's convention center is pretty nice too but it'll probably be waaaaay too expensive as well. >:

Mandalay Bay & the LVCC would definitely be too expensive for a small con.

Perhaps a better option is to pick hotels that are off the strip. (Hotels on the strip are usually more expensive than those off the strip.)

missrelena
07-28-2009, 07:22 PM
In my opinion, the "two thousand to ten thousand"-person convention is an interesting middle range for anime conventions. Anime Vegas, Anime Los Angeles, and Phoenix Comicon are all in that mid range.

I agree! thanks for the clarification, Chaz! If anyone knows the size comparisons between ALA and AV, it would definitely be you! :angel:

PeachyMana
07-29-2009, 09:48 PM
Its not so much of a big issue of the cost..its being able to get into a hotel that allows the under 18 crowd to be in it without having a casino...and the issue with the previous hotel was that most of the kids didnt know how to act in a public place like the renaissance hotel..they should have been behaving a little better than they did..

jinnai
08-10-2009, 01:52 AM
The vegas area is much different than the LA area. Where cashman is located may be more accessible to locals, but not to out of town attendees. The majority of attendees are local, and only want the con at cashman.

If you are trying to compare us to AX, dont bother.

Hazel Chaz
08-10-2009, 02:07 AM
The vegas area is much different than the LA area. Where cashman is located may be more accessible to locals, but not to out of town attendees. The majority of attendees are local, and only want the con at cashman.

I didn't find it inaccessible, and I'm from out of town... what are you driving at here?

missrelena
08-10-2009, 03:23 PM
Especially now that there is a free shuttle from the Four Queens Hotel to the Cashman. I think Anime Vegas has gone out of their way to make it easy and accessible for everyone, local or not.

Hazel Chaz
08-10-2009, 11:46 PM
Especially now that there is a free shuttle from the Four Queens Hotel to the Cashman. I think Anime Vegas has gone out of their way to make it easy and accessible for everyone, local or not.

Wait, what? Last time I stayed at the Best Western across the street, because it was closest.

Is the Four Queens a non-smoking hotel, like the Marriotts are all now?

jinnai
08-12-2009, 12:43 AM
I didn't find it inaccessible, and I'm from out of town... what are you driving at here?

Those who are used to walking from the hotel to the convention for every other anime con, I mean.