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Raiji Magiwind
01-06-2010, 05:34 PM
Welcome fellow Michiganders to the Main Events Discussion thread for 2010. This thread will basically work much in the same format as the original Main Events thread, but this will be for discussion of events upcoming for 2010.

So 2009 has come and gone...and a bollocks of a year it was for many a folk, MCS'ers included. It was met with many financial woes and other not happy events. Lets hope this year is a lot better for all!!
Not many events took place last year, due to the economy and several other reasons, but it is my hope and wish that this year, we'll see more of each other, even if its something as cheap as all getting together at someones house for a potluck cosplay BBQ...
The chances to hang out with each other are not often, and I feel that right now, as we weather the bad times, we should continue to do so, even if we have to go low tech with simple house gatherings and BBQ's...or even an impromptu cosplay circle, where we just all get together and work on costumes and help each other. Its a chance to get together and see each other, do something, and maybe get out of the house or lift the spirits a little, especially if you had a rough week at work, or just a rough week.

So till the next time we gather....I send off with Peace, Love and Doughnuts....lots of Doughnuts...=3

<3 Raiji


On a side note you can go to the following areas to deal with these items:

Threads for New MCS'ers to Check Out
The Official Newbie Thread (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=47783)
Looking For Cosplayer's... SE Michigan (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=19551)
Location, Location, Location... (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=135814)
LJ/dA/MySpace/etc... (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=135815)


The Former Main Event Threads
The Main Event! (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=74460&page=135)
The original Main Event Thread. A good place to see the history of MCS, but also to help with jump starting ideas when you need them. If it was a good event in the past, then usually it will be done again..:D
MCS Main Events 2008 (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=135784)
The '08 Thread....the saga continues....:D
MCS Main Events 2009 (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=167851)
Busy year....poor year....:(.... economy sucks bollocks....>>


Coming Soon-
-These threads will be linked to upon there creation...

"Major MCS Convention Roster"
Home sites for the major conventions attended by MCS. This THREAD (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=45822) is usually for discussion of all things relating to the following Conventions (which usually has the topic adjusted accordingly):
Ohayocon (http://www.ohayocon.org/)
ACEN (http://www.acen.org/)
Otakon (http://www.otakon.com/default2.asp)
Youmacon (http://www.youmacon.com)

"MCS Secondary Convention Roster"
Basically this thread will be for any other convention plans being planned by MCS members. This includes ones such as JAFAX, Katsucon, Anime Iowa, and so forth.

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So now ladies and gentles I implore you now to fill this wondrous thread with many ideas and plans to keep our selves busy and occupied throughout the year. But please keep in mind the following:

I know most of our Vets know this stuff, but this is more for our newcomers, though sometimes a reminder to us old timers is good too...:D

-For each event, post as much info about the event, including possible locations and dates. POST ALL NEW EVENTS IDEAS HERE FIRST!! From here the topic can be discussed and deemed if in need of a sub thread.

-Remember to think about the possible major conventions MCS attends when choosing dates. Many times no one will go if the event falls the same weekend or the week before. This can vary on person to person though.

-For those who may need rides, please request them in a polite manner. Also give a rough idea of where you are: IE: Downriver, Mt. Clements...etc. I'm sure that a fellow MCS'er with a car will be willing to offer you a ride if you ask her nicely and respect them. Usually a thank you when they come get you and an offering of 'Gil' (cash) for gas will be appreciated. If you wish to do other things to show your thanks, thats between you and the person you ride with.

-If a particular event gathers A LOT of attention, then a possible separate thread may be opened to help facilitate discussion on the topic so that one does not have to go back eight pages in this thread to find the 8 posts for the one topic. If such a thread is created it will remain open for the duration of the event till ONE WEEK after, before it is closed. This will allow for feedback from after the event as well as posting of pictures and so on.


So onward wayward members of MCS!!! Post, post, post!!!






Side Notes for MCS Staff: If needed, feel free to sticky, add to and adjust the main post as needed to add new tips as needed. This thread will be closed and locked at the end of the year and a new thread will be made for 2011.

Melima331
01-08-2010, 01:13 AM
I am all for more gatherings, even if it's "raid the mall in cosplay" kind of get-togethers.
Obviously, I'm very busy with school (and Wings games =D ), but I'm sure I could put aside a day for something.

Shei Valentine
01-08-2010, 09:45 AM
I miss the old gatherings. Seems like everyone has gone off to do their own thing and rarely bothers to check these boards anymore ;_;

limey
01-17-2010, 10:28 PM
I'll try to make it out to some gatherings if there are some planned. Heck I' would be willing to host gatherings if need be, since it seems there is RockBand night here nearly every week anyway. What is a a few more fen and folk.
Shei, it isn't only this board that is having this problem. A lot of the local social boards I frequent have more or less died.

It would be cool if things started happening again, after ConFusion this weekend I have little going on until May. Maybe I'll have to make something happen.

limey
01-19-2010, 02:38 PM
So This weekend is Con Fusion @ the Troy Marriot. It is a SciFi con, but I know at least a couple MCS'ers will be there. If you want to come up shoot me a pm or if you have my number shoot me a text.

Sala
01-19-2010, 10:11 PM
I know I haven't been terribly active lately (what can I say, I was in Philadelphia for five years!), but if I manage to successfully acquire the house I've put a bid on near Ann Arbor, I'd be more than happy to host a gathering.

I have modest hopes of this deal going through as I have sufficient funds and an excellent credit rating, but there are three other bids, which has me a teensy bit worried. I do want this house, but at a reasonable price. ;)

[the house is huge and come with three barns (one of which is derelict), so would be ideal for goofing off/photoshoots]

lunaladyoflight
01-19-2010, 11:46 PM
Yay!! I hope you get it!

Raiji Magiwind
03-05-2010, 05:15 PM
So folks are we interested in working on putting together a gathering sometime soon? With the weather getting warmer, I wouldn't mind getting together for a barbecue, or a mall thing or some other event. Outside of maybe a doll meetup with some of my BJD crew I hang with...ACEN the only next major thing on my roster at the moment...

limey
03-16-2010, 06:01 PM
I have Penguicon in May. If we are going to do a BBQ I will gladly cook, I am a killa grilla!

Shockolate
04-06-2010, 05:48 PM
I know this was uber far away but was any one planning to go to Youmacon??!!!

Minteh
04-11-2010, 02:20 PM
Oh I was thinking the same thing Shockolate!
I was going to ask so someone could take me actually. <o<;

lunaladyoflight
04-11-2010, 03:09 PM
Of course we're planning to go to Youmacon. The new location for this year should be awesome.

bar1scorpio
05-11-2010, 02:35 AM
I know this was uber far away but was any one planning to go to Youmacon??!!!

Of course I'm planning on doing YoumaCon.

SHOCKOLATE! IT's like adding Chocolate to an ELECTRICAL STORM!

vannadear
05-11-2010, 10:50 AM
Totally going to Youmacon all three days! I plan to pre-reg before June to get that sweet $30 price :D

limey
05-12-2010, 11:16 PM
If anyone is looking for a get together, Penguicon is having a pot luck at my house in Wyandotte this Saturday. I know most of you are going to be at ACEN and I don't blame you one bit. But if there is any interest shoot me a PM for the address and details.
Thanks