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Keichiokami
11-15-2010, 10:37 AM
Anime Conji is run by a group of local San Diego fans who have volunteered their time and effort toward putting together a great and unique convention. We have an interest in providing entertainment for like-minded individuals. Who better to bring the fun than the fans themselves? Our goal is to promote fandom culture as a whole and to foster the subculture of anime fandom in San Diego and beyond.

When: March 25th-27th 2011
Where: San Diego,California The Town and Country Resort Hotel


For more information check out our website!

http://www.animeconji.org/

Kitsune-sama
11-16-2010, 12:49 AM
<3 <3 <3

I'm so excited, the Town and Country looks absolutely amazing!

Arcanestatic
11-16-2010, 01:25 AM
Far as I am concerned, I'm in.

Keichiokami
11-16-2010, 04:05 PM
<3 <3 <3

I'm so excited, the Town and Country looks absolutely amazing!.

The Hotel is very lovely. There is a lovely pool between the Regency Conference center and Regency Tower. It perfect for photo shoots and meetups

Keichiokami
11-16-2010, 04:07 PM
Hotel room reservation is up and ready:

http://www.animeconji.org/2011/location

TheCapt1701
11-16-2010, 06:49 PM
Hotel room reservation is up and ready:

http://www.animeconji.org/2011/location

Which part of the hotel (this place is rather vast after all) will the con be held in?

This will help in requesting specific rooms based on their property map.

Thanks.

Kitsune-sama
11-17-2010, 01:25 AM
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The Hotel is very lovely. There is a lovely pool between the Regency Conference center and Regency Tower. It perfect for photo shoots and meetups

Ah-huh!! I've always wanted to go there for a photoshoot, but it would seem really awkward to not be a guest, y'know?

<3 Yayz!

darklynx
11-17-2010, 06:30 PM
Which part of the hotel (this place is rather vast after all) will the con be held in?

This will help in requesting specific rooms based on their property map.

Thanks.

It will be held in the Regency area, so that includes the Regency Tower to the Garden Ballroom area.

Keichiokami
11-18-2010, 09:27 PM
It will be held in the Regency area, so that includes the Regency Tower to the Garden Ballroom area.

Beat me to it! Thanks man :)

CodeShogun
11-21-2010, 06:05 PM
Count me in. I shall be there. Anime Conji is now my main anime con. :D

DJ Matt
11-22-2010, 07:47 PM
Hey guys, it's DJ Aura here! I'm looking forward to spinning at the con, along with some new talent I'm hopefully gonna ask to come down. If you guys have any song suggestions, feel free to tell me so I can hopefully get them by the time the con rolls around!

SycoTik
11-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Ohh yeah, I'm so gonna be there next year and this time for the whole weekend. Me and my bud will be getting a room with some others, I can't wait for this. :D

Rosegoddess3
11-30-2010, 11:10 PM
Weeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited.

noctiluca
12-02-2010, 06:13 PM
My friend and I are gonna try and go this year as Jessica and Shannon from Umineko... :)

We don't know if we're going to get a room or not, because it's only 20 minutes away from home (yay). Maybe just for one night. But the location is REALLY pretty!

Yami/Kaiba
12-05-2010, 03:00 PM
I'll think of going to this. I didn't get the chance this year, but 2011 should be better.

Lolligag-love
12-07-2010, 08:49 PM
excited ;w;

Shichikou
12-10-2010, 11:33 PM
we'll def. be there~

iSaucyCosplay
01-02-2011, 10:15 PM
Can't wait for this :DD Last year was awesome.

KUJO3423
01-10-2011, 01:46 PM
Looks like fun. Does the trolley or any public transportation run by there?

darklynx
01-10-2011, 11:04 PM
The green line runs right by it. Get off at Fashion Valley and you literally cross the street and a bridge and you're on the hotel's grounds.

Keichiokami
01-11-2011, 10:04 PM
We had a wonderful time at Anime Los Angeles. Thank you to all the fans who came to our room party and visited our table!

KUJO3423
01-11-2011, 11:42 PM
Oh I think I know where that is located! Is it part of the old convention center?

darklynx
01-12-2011, 01:25 AM
No, it's the area situated in and around the eastern tower. This shows the general area, albeit it's a huge link...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=town+and+country&sll=32.763544,-117.166497&sspn=0.001097,0.001206&ie=UTF8&t=h&rq=1&ev=zi&split=1&radius=0.04&hq=town+and+country&hnear=&ll=32.763669,-117.166585&spn=0.001097,0.001206&z=20

Poody
01-12-2011, 01:52 AM
I'll be there for sure. SD local and I went last year.

darklynx
01-12-2011, 03:37 AM
I hope you bring your smolder! I know someone who would love that!

KUJO3423
01-12-2011, 10:57 AM
Thanks darklynx for the picture. I must def go especially since I wasnt able to attend ALA this year ;(

darklynx
01-12-2011, 03:17 PM
Aye, no problem, if you have anymore questions I'm pretty sure I'll be able to answer most. Ah, that sucks, but hey, you can always go to other things and go to ALA next year!

Poody
01-14-2011, 10:54 AM
I hope you bring your smolder! I know someone who would love that!
LOL for sure. I'll be Mr. Smolder probably for at least one of the days/

KUJO3423
01-14-2011, 11:33 AM
True. I just really like hunting for those ribbons that ALA hands out. :)

darklynx
01-14-2011, 11:30 PM
LOL for sure. I'll be Mr. Smolder probably for at least one of the days/

Thanks!

True. I just really like hunting for those ribbons that ALA hands out. :)

We have ribbons too, just not as many as ALA does.

El_Duque
01-15-2011, 04:54 PM
Bump, I'm already in anyways. I'm just waiting for the email confirmations to be sent out. Working up another AMV for the contest.

KUJO3423
01-16-2011, 10:43 AM
We have ribbons too, just not as many as ALA does.[/QUOTE]

Are they easier to locate? :skidude2:

darklynx
01-16-2011, 05:22 PM
Depends on who is giving them out and what their requirements are. Some are easier than others to get.

KUJO3423
01-17-2011, 10:53 AM
I will keep my fingers crossed and do my best sir.

Angelica462
01-17-2011, 11:00 PM
Raaawrr Lucky Star cosplay! I need the sisters and side characters! we've got konata and miyuki but it would be nice to have a full set! >w<

TrinityMonkey
01-25-2011, 11:24 PM
I'd certainly like to collect lots of ribbons ^^

DJ Matt
01-26-2011, 12:32 AM
I'm working on getting all the DJs together to put on a spectacular dance on Saturday for all of you!

BlakStarr
01-29-2011, 12:03 PM
This is going to be too fun. Last year was awesome, but this year is going to blow last year out of the water! :D

jambreaker
01-29-2011, 11:53 PM
I'm definitely going -- cosplays will be Shippou, Houndour, and most likely Suikotsu :-)

yuna131422
02-01-2011, 01:55 AM
I can't wait! Highly stoked for this year.

To those who went last year, I was the girl who always brought around a parasol. I wore pink and black the first day. My Chinese dress on Sat and then switched to my loli inspired outfit during the evening.

The parasols are coming back for a second round this year.
And my outfits are going to be spectacular. <3

I can't wait until I see familiar faces again. :)

darklynx
02-01-2011, 06:25 PM
Oi, anyone know anyone who would like to help out with the con at all? We just opened volunteering stuff and I know our Security detail still needs more people. Let me know if interested, also if you have any questions still go ahead and ask.

Back to watching courage the cowardly dog.

xSpringSmiles
02-03-2011, 03:18 PM
Returning for the second time~ >w< Since its not in the Double Tree this year it should be better. :3

yuna131422
02-04-2011, 12:13 AM
It is bound to be better than last year, hands down.

Hopefully Anime Conji gets moved to downtown later in the years. :3
I have high hopes for this convention, for sure.

fanlife
02-06-2011, 10:14 PM
Just registered and booked my hotel room. I've looked at the official website, but I don't see even a rough schedule. Anyone know when that's expected to be available? I'm trying to decide whether to go down Friday or early Sat.

jambreaker
02-07-2011, 12:18 AM
Just registered and booked my hotel room. I've looked at the official website, but I don't see even a rough schedule. Anyone know when that's expected to be available? I'm trying to decide whether to go down Friday or early Sat.

I would say come down Friday to get your badge, and just to have more time there for things like the Mochi Maid Cafe (I believe that they'll be there for more time this year) and early panels, but also if you have a third cosplay wanting to be worn then you'll have the third day for it ;-)

darklynx
02-07-2011, 03:35 AM
Just registered and booked my hotel room. I've looked at the official website, but I don't see even a rough schedule. Anyone know when that's expected to be available? I'm trying to decide whether to go down Friday or early Sat.

For the schedule, oi, will try to see when we can get a rough one out. Pretty much been a problem as a whole as a lot of us have been bogged down with various things that made it hard to even work on the schedule. All I can really tell you are the things I know for certain that'll be on Friday.

Axelai
02-07-2011, 01:36 PM
Hey, just saying to all that i'm excited for this c: My girlfriend and i will be going together as Italy and Romano from Hetalia~!

stitchez
02-07-2011, 04:31 PM
I can't wait~ >w< Ahahaha me and my friend's thought of going, planned, organized and paid for our tickets within 24 hours. Thankfully I had the money, and we got our hotel room the next day. So excited and can't wait to run around as France from Hetalia~ ANd Undertaker is I can get that wig to behave right :T

CodeShogun
02-07-2011, 04:42 PM
Hey, just saying to all that i'm excited for this c: My girlfriend and i will be going together as Italy and Romano from Hetalia~!

Cool if I can take the picture of you guys together? :)

stitchez
02-07-2011, 04:48 PM
Hey, just saying to all that i'm excited for this c: My girlfriend and i will be going together as Italy and Romano from Hetalia~!

You should warn her Francis is going to kidnap you ;D Denmark is my backup -shot-

yuna131422
02-07-2011, 10:36 PM
I am looking for people that will join my escapades as dressing like pirates one day of the con, in case people don't know what to dress up as.

I am going as a cyber pirate.

I want to do it for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film. Haha, even if it isn't anime/manga related. Or people can dress as One Piece characters. That would do it too.

Pirates should be in this year. ;D

darklynx
02-07-2011, 11:49 PM
I know this is a bit random, but I'd like to give you a bit of an example of one of the bands I've talked(begged) to come. These are The Secret Samurai (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km5XoXRsQo0&feature=player_embedded), a local band influenced by everything from Dick Dale to Zatoichi. I know, strange act to have, but they are a great group of guys who have fun(and they even played a show at the beach once!).

So tell me what you think! It means much to me.

yuna131422
02-07-2011, 11:55 PM
Interesting band.
I will have to look into them more to see if I like them.

I didn't know who contact when I sent an email to the con about bringing in an actual Japanese band to the con. Also, bringing in a Japanese music industry to spread word about Jpop and Jrock.

darklynx
02-08-2011, 12:05 AM
Yeah, first time I saw them play was at the beach, second time was at a library while they played classic samurai films as they played. I know it's not a genre that everyone really gets, but hey, exposure is always nice.

Technically that'd be me. Thing is right now, I have little(read as no) budget. I'm talking to a Japanese man I met who has a band who is willing to come down, so I'm hoping that goes well because I had fun hanging out with him and he's a brilliant guitarist. About the industry, not much room I have there, if I can get the contacts I'll try my damnedest, but right now I'm grasping for straws.

But yeah, I never got that email, so if you want to talk about that, you can PM me.

Yami/Kaiba
02-08-2011, 01:06 PM
Hopefully this con will be fun. I booked my room already so now I can defintely say that I'm going.

Axelai
02-08-2011, 01:50 PM
Cool if I can take the picture of you guys together? :)

Yeah sure! c: Of course. Even... relationshippy pics, if you're into that pairing XD;; I'm not, but she is.

You should warn her Francis is going to kidnap you ;D Denmark is my backup -shot-

When i told her, she was all "NOOOOOOFRAAAANCE!!!!" at me XD;;

TrinityMonkey
02-09-2011, 03:17 PM
well if all goes as well, i should have completed my Sweden cosplay :3

Evil Bishounen
02-09-2011, 06:25 PM
I'll be attending, and doing panels again. Still waiting to confirm the details, but I'll probably be doing a sewing/fabrics panel and a props/accessories panel like last year.

Don't know what I'm cosplaying yet, though. It depends on what I get done.

atlantisan
02-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Hi all,

I found out about Anime Conji a while ago from some people who went to Anime Expo but I only recently decided to maybe check it out. I live in San Diego so I figured if I wasn't busy I would drop by and purchase a day pass. I had a couple questions for anybody who can answer them:

-Are there a lot of cosplayers who go? Like ALA and AX have a lot, is it like that?
-I'm a student so I do qualify for the discounted rage of $30 full weekend, can this apply at the door or is it only pre-reg online till 3/19?

jambreaker
02-10-2011, 06:15 PM
Hi all,

I found out about Anime Conji a while ago...

-Are there a lot of cosplayers who go?

There are definitely a lot of cosplayers there -- I've never been to ALA or AX, but AC is cosplay-a-palooza ;-)

darklynx
02-10-2011, 07:08 PM
Hi all,

I found out about Anime Conji a while ago from some people who went to Anime Expo but I only recently decided to maybe check it out. I live in San Diego so I figured if I wasn't busy I would drop by and purchase a day pass. I had a couple questions for anybody who can answer them:

-Are there a lot of cosplayers who go? Like ALA and AX have a lot, is it like that?
-I'm a student so I do qualify for the discounted rage of $30 full weekend, can this apply at the door or is it only pre-reg online till 3/19?

Erm, yes, a lot of cosplayers go, probably the same percentage, just not the same volume.

That discounted rate also applies at the door.

Fremen
02-14-2011, 03:14 AM
I'm going to this...maybe just one day though.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!!
Let me know if someone wants to do a shoot with me.

Kitsune-sama
02-14-2011, 05:29 AM
I am so excited... I was eager for the con, sure, but after today... omfg want.

yuna131422
02-15-2011, 11:45 AM
Seeing the program schedule this far makes me go, "HOLY CRAP THIS IS A GOLDEN SCHEDULE!"
Hahah.

I cannot wait for the Pirate "Rum" Party.
The Best of Repo.
Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Lolita Tea Party (I am sure I can conjure up my lolita outfit again this year for it. <3)

I really can't wait~!

TrinityMonkey
02-19-2011, 11:47 PM
Hey guys its me, Corodo (username from deviantart)
Im hosting a Pokemon Panel and I was wondering if anyone else is interested in helping me out
Its not so much that i cant do it by myself; its just i would like more people to help contribute to my panel's discussion. I would like to have different diverse voices to talk out loud to the audience about certain topics
Its essentially a fan panel of the Pokemon franchise and we would talk about many aspects of it (games, anime, cosplay, TCG; you're free to ask me any more specific questions)
I have two people who are currently interested but more voices/opinions to help with the panel are always great! ^^
Just PM me if anyone's interested =)

El_Duque
02-20-2011, 12:55 PM
Anyone know when are we suppose to get our email confirmation for badges?

darklynx
02-20-2011, 11:03 PM
Anyone know when are we suppose to get our email confirmation for badges?

We don't actually have something like that in place at this moment. You should be able to email info@animeconji.org to find out.

StarlitHellsing
02-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Hey everyone, I had a question, I've never been to Anime Conji before and noticed a thing on their schedule called the "lolita tea party" What is that exactly? The website has no information on it.

darklynx
02-21-2011, 11:25 PM
Hey everyone, I had a question, I've never been to Anime Conji before and noticed a thing on their schedule called the "lolita tea party" What is that exactly? The website has no information on it.

A tea party with a Gothic Lolita aesthetic. Will have some sort of sandwich I believe, teas, and I believe some dessert types. I can try and get more info to you later.

robinchan
02-22-2011, 11:02 PM
I planned on attending but I'm not sure driving down from LA and staying a night while paying for a badge and all is worth it. If I go, i'll see you all there.

TrinityMonkey
02-23-2011, 02:56 AM
I planned on attending but I'm not sure driving down from LA and staying a night while paying for a badge and all is worth it. If I go, i'll see you all there.

maybe a single day would be nice =) its small sure, but thats great for getting to know people and cosplayers in a nicely defined area without it being so big ^^

El_Duque
02-23-2011, 06:55 PM
We don't actually have something like that in place at this moment. You should be able to email info@animeconji.org to find out.

Really? I'll wait for a few more weeks. It shouldn't be too hard to send those out.

As for anyone coming out of town with no room or a place to stay nearby, a one day pass should suffice. It's still small and it's also only in its second year of existence. Of course Saturday is the suggested day.

haaku1234
02-23-2011, 11:32 PM
Oi, question. Why doesn't Conji have its own thread yet? I mean, not one under the "others" section, but a main one? I'm looking for the gatherings...

Fremen
02-23-2011, 11:39 PM
Oi, question. Why doesn't Conji have its own thread yet? I mean, not one under the "others" section, but a main one? I'm looking for the gatherings...

Sure would be nicer if it was in its own forum.

TrinityMonkey
02-24-2011, 12:34 AM
Oi, question. Why doesn't Conji have its own thread yet? I mean, not one under the "others" section, but a main one? I'm looking for the gatherings...

probrably because its not a big con
i mean, this is only its second year and although i think it had a great start, it'll take some time before it gets more feedback and attention from cosplayers far and wide

Access
02-24-2011, 01:32 AM
Oi, question. Why doesn't Conji have its own thread yet? I mean, not one under the "others" section, but a main one? I'm looking for the gatherings...

http://www.animeconji.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=960

(so far)

-Friday-
5pm - Scott Pilgrim Vs. Anime Conji - Cosplay Area 2

-Saturday-
10am - Fullmetal Alchemist Vs. Vampire Knight - Poolside
10am - Hetalia Gathering - Cosplay Area 1
11am - Vocaloid - Cosplay Area 2
12pm - Pokemon - Cosplay Area 1
01pm - Black Butler - Cosplay Area 2
02pm - Final Fantasy - Cosplay Area 2

-Sunday-
12:30 - Fairy Tail - Cosplay Area 2

xShadow-Lightx
02-24-2011, 12:11 PM
Count me in. I'm totally going. So hoping I can finish off three new cosplays for con..

tsukie
02-24-2011, 12:22 PM
Definitely going!! Might be there all three days~

jambreaker
02-24-2011, 08:48 PM
http://www.animeconji.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=960

(so far)


-Saturday-
10am - Fullmetal Alchemist Vs. Vampire Knight - Poolside
10am - Hetalia Gathering - Cosplay Area 1


Decisions, decisions -- I 'committed' to be Russia from APH, so if I get my Random Fullmetal Alchemist uniform done, I'll wear it Sunday.:bigtu:

dark--typhoon
02-24-2011, 11:51 PM
Does anyone know if there will be cosplay chess this year??

jambreaker
02-25-2011, 01:21 AM
Does anyone know if there will be cosplay chess this year??

I read that they're planning on it on that Sunday at 1? They need to be consistent with the sign-up sheets though -- last year they pulled them before I even knew that they were out -- I left the Con early because of that ...

atlantisan
03-01-2011, 12:12 AM
I'll be there as Elsie from the World God Only Knows! Not sure if I'll be there on Friday and Saturday or just Saturday.

StarlitHellsing
03-01-2011, 12:45 AM
Unfortunately officially not going to make it this year, I didn't know about the con soon enough and it is a bit of a drive and I'm working on two films this month. :( Next year I'm hoping to go all the days though! :) I hope everything this year goes well so this con can happen again!

Kitsune-sama
03-02-2011, 02:29 AM
Hey, if anyone is interested in selling at the Swap Meet or Lolita Swap Meet, feel free to message me. I'm taking early sign ups, but space is limited, so hurry now!

Hcoregamer00
03-02-2011, 03:15 PM
I am going there as a cosplay photographer and as a representative of Anime Expo.

If you want to do a photo shoot or to talk AX with me I will be there on Saturday.

Access
03-02-2011, 07:00 PM
Apparently there is going to be a pre-con gathering in Balboa Park, March 13th at 12:30. Taken from a twitter post, does anyone know anything more about this?

atlantisan
03-02-2011, 09:36 PM
Apparently there is going to be a pre-con gathering in Balboa Park, March 13th at 12:30. Taken from a twitter post, does anyone know anything more about this?

Here's the event for it: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176031102443394

El_Duque
03-03-2011, 11:36 AM
Here's the event for it: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176031102443394

Hey, I'm down for a gathering. I won't be wearing any costume, but I'll be taking photos instead.

robinchan
03-05-2011, 01:27 AM
Got a pretty good chance of heading down there, its about a 70% chance. Will be there for press. See you all soon :)

Yami/Kaiba
03-09-2011, 11:32 AM
Already registered so it's offical now.

El_Duque
03-09-2011, 07:02 PM
So how do they know if we already registered come day 1?

darklynx
03-09-2011, 11:29 PM
Emailing info@animeconji.org would probably be the best way.

El_Duque
03-10-2011, 12:04 AM
Emailing info@animeconji.org would probably be the best way.

Did that and got no response after 3 days.

Kitsune-sama
03-10-2011, 03:31 AM
Did that and got no response after 3 days.

I would say wait another day or two. Please keep in mind that tons and tons of emails are pouring in each day, and things are getting kind of hectic as the con draws near.

mrmuggles
03-10-2011, 01:55 PM
Is there a schedule available yet? The date is drawing near and I'd like to plan out which events I should hit.

El_Duque
03-10-2011, 03:54 PM
Is there a schedule available yet? The date is drawing near and I'd like to plan out which events I should hit.

I just saw the full schedule two days ago on the Anime Conji website and I don't see it anymore.

Anyone know if the Town & Country parking has in/out priviledges? If not, that's okay because Fashion Valley mall is a block down.

darklynx
03-10-2011, 11:15 PM
I just saw the full schedule two days ago on the Anime Conji website and I don't see it anymore.

Anyone know if the Town & Country parking has in/out priviledges? If not, that's okay because Fashion Valley mall is a block down.

From what I was told you show your badge at the gate, they give you a receipt, and that's how you do the in/out.

darklynx
03-10-2011, 11:15 PM
Did that and got no response after 3 days.

Ah, sorry about that then. I wish I could help, but they don't allow me access to the reg data... Else I'd check for you myself.

Ack, didn't mean for the double post, am doing three things at once...

ScarletRhapsody
03-10-2011, 11:16 PM
@ El_Duque: When I stayed at Town and Country for Comic Con 2008, we were not allowed in and out privileges. Then again, that was back in 2008. Always check with the hotel if to be sure. ^.~

Well, I suppose I could post my tentative cosplay plans?

Friday: Miku Zatsune (Vocoloid)
Saturday: Maylene (Kuroshitsuji), Luna (Sailor Moon)
Sunday: Fujiko Mine (Lupin III)

I'm also bringing movie! Haruhi Suzumiya. Might as well since I did make that costume for a web series...hehe...

Axelai
03-11-2011, 11:55 AM
So my girlfriend will be hitting up day 1 of Anime Conji, and I won't XD;; I'll be there for days 2 and 3 though. Yay for my mom driving me from Dana Point X3 Which is like, an hour and a half drive. Gah.

Poody
03-12-2011, 02:57 PM
I'll be at the event this Sunday also! YAY! If there's any Disney cosplayers here, there's a group of us meeting up to take some pics! ^^

El_Duque
03-12-2011, 11:59 PM
Ah, sorry about that then. I wish I could help, but they don't allow me access to the reg data... Else I'd check for you myself.

Ack, didn't mean for the double post, am doing three things at once...

Well, I got runner-up at the AMV contest last year and my prize was a free pass to this year so I'm kind of under a certain circumstance since I did not pay for a badge at all.

k66
03-13-2011, 06:05 AM
got the hotel booked and getting the badges tomorrow. so excited to go ^^

darklynx
03-13-2011, 06:18 AM
Well, I got runner-up at the AMV contest last year and my prize was a free pass to this year so I'm kind of under a certain circumstance since I did not pay for a badge at all.

Well if anything when I get back home(because I've been out all day and am going to sleep to wake up again in 3 hours), I'll try to email the head of reg to see. Or you can try bothering the guy who ran the AMV contest. I'll PM you his email.

iaShakezula
03-13-2011, 12:33 PM
Hope you guys have fun....I didnt plan on going even though I am from LA... just too much to do

and say hi Reuben Langdon .. he is a cool guy ...

Access
03-14-2011, 06:02 PM
From yesterday's gathering
pictures: http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/204872/
dance videos: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2CCFE3B825543FDB

noctiluca
03-15-2011, 12:38 AM
Hmm, I see that there's a lolita swap meet now. I'm completely clearing out my lolita wardrobe so I'm really tempted to sign up for it... but I've never participated in a swap meet before. I don't really know how they work. I've never even sold anything before, ever.

Does anyone with experience have some pointers? I'm concerned about stuff like pricing, and I'm a little stuck in the mindset of "I can't believe anyone would buy my stuff" D: I'm guessing haggling would be pretty common... It's probably a stupid question, but I'm worried about hauling around 50 pounds of clothing and then not being able to get rid of any of it.:eeek:

El_Duque
03-15-2011, 02:16 AM
Emailed "Hector" again because he was the one who emailed me a week ago to give him my info to check on my status. Con is two weeks away, and I don't want to be frustrated over something like this.

Kitsune-sama
03-15-2011, 03:45 AM
Hmm, I see that there's a lolita swap meet now. I'm completely clearing out my lolita wardrobe so I'm really tempted to sign up for it... but I've never participated in a swap meet before. I don't really know how they work. I've never even sold anything before, ever.

Does anyone with experience have some pointers? I'm concerned about stuff like pricing, and I'm a little stuck in the mindset of "I can't believe anyone would buy my stuff" D: I'm guessing haggling would be pretty common... It's probably a stupid question, but I'm worried about hauling around 50 pounds of clothing and then not being able to get rid of any of it.:eeek:

If you'd like to sign up, I encourage you to do so quickly :) we have pre-sign ups available.

And the Lolita Swap Meet works just like the regular Swap Meet. Each person has a table where they are displaying their goods for sale, then you sell to anyone who is interested. It's kind of like a dealer's hall for used goods.
(I'm the one running it, lol :D )

And to El_Duque, like I mentioned, the staff are extremely busy, because the con is coming up, so there's hundreds of emails to answer. Out of curiosity, were you given a paper/coupon/documentation of your free pass?

darklynx
03-15-2011, 11:42 AM
Emailed "Hector" again because he was the one who emailed me a week ago to give him my info to check on my status. Con is two weeks away, and I don't want to be frustrated over something like this.

Do me a favour, pm me your info and I'll get it to the guy who is actually in charge of press. It'll be a lot easier for you and you won't have to wait till the end of the world to get a response.

El_Duque
03-15-2011, 03:30 PM
If you'd like to sign up, I encourage you to do so quickly :) we have pre-sign ups available.

And the Lolita Swap Meet works just like the regular Swap Meet. Each person has a table where they are displaying their goods for sale, then you sell to anyone who is interested. It's kind of like a dealer's hall for used goods.
(I'm the one running it, lol :D )

And to El_Duque, like I mentioned, the staff are extremely busy, because the con is coming up, so there's hundreds of emails to answer. Out of curiosity, were you given a paper/coupon/documentation of your free pass?

Actually after the announcements were made after last year's AMV contest. The AMV host had me confirm my name and email address so he can send me something that tells me that I'm suppose to get a return admission to this year.

Do me a favour, pm me your info and I'll get it to the guy who is actually in charge of press. It'll be a lot easier for you and you won't have to wait till the end of the world to get a response.

Done Check your PM.

Also, is Anime Conji planning some kind of charity event to help out in the Japanese disaster?

darklynx
03-15-2011, 03:46 PM
Actually after the announcements were made after last year's AMV contest. The AMV host had me confirm my name and email address so he can send me something that tells me that I'm suppose to get a return admission to this year.



Done Check your PM.

Also, is Anime Conji planning some kind of charity event to help out in the Japanese disaster?

Ack, can you send it one more time? My inbox was full and argh.

And I'm going to talk to Hector and the rest of staff about doing something. I know I just got asked about something similar in the terms of someone wanting to do something.

El_Duque
03-15-2011, 08:23 PM
I finally got a response and should get an email sometime before Con. Thanks.

Shichikou
03-17-2011, 04:57 AM
hey guys. I will be doing some Funraising at Anime Conji Artist Alley for japan.

my Table will have a Green Table Cover with "Akasarushi" logo on top. So please stop by to show your support!

ita_chibi
03-17-2011, 10:54 PM
I will be carrying around a jar that says Pray for Japan please donate! I may also be having candy or treats you can buy to help japan!!!

Rosegoddess3
03-18-2011, 05:13 AM
A Japanese cosplayer created a website where cosplayers can demonstrate their support for Japan via pictures while holding signs with words of encouragement:

www.prayersfromcosplayers.com

Perhaps people could bring their signs to AnimeConji and get some nice pictures taken while dressed up and submit them to the site? It would brighten the day of our fellow cosplayers in Japan!!

I have donated to the Red Cross already, but I am aware that not everyone is financially able to do so. This is a good option for those who are searching for a way to express their support. (Special thanks to Adella for the idea).

atlantisan
03-20-2011, 04:35 PM
Sorry if it's already been asked, but where do we park and how much is it per day?

W4RH0US3
03-20-2011, 10:27 PM
A Japanese cosplayer created a website where cosplayers can demonstrate their support for Japan via pictures while holding signs with words of encouragement:

www.prayersfromcosplayers.com

Perhaps people could bring their signs to AnimeConji and get some nice pictures taken while dressed up and submit them to the site? It would brighten the day of our fellow cosplayers in Japan!!

I have donated to the Red Cross already, but I am aware that not everyone is financially able to do so. This is a good option for those who are searching for a way to express their support. (Special thanks to Adella for the idea).

Will there be a place at Conji to donate?

stitchez
03-20-2011, 10:40 PM
Have a question about the Swap meet that I'm hoping someone will be able to answer. Is it gonna be first come first serve like /at/ 6pm when the setup starts? Or will there be a sort of sign up sheet running all day until the spots are full? Me and my friends want to share a table to get rid of some of our old stuff but most of us will be in the Ask A Nation Hetalia Panel that /ends/ at 6pm @n@;;;

darklynx
03-20-2011, 10:50 PM
Sorry if it's already been asked, but where do we park and how much is it per day?

$4 a day.

Will there be a place at Conji to donate?

Trying to work something out for this, but to my knowledge most of the donations needed now are material ones and not so much monetary.

Have a question about the Swap meet that I'm hoping someone will be able to answer. Is it gonna be first come first serve like /at/ 6pm when the setup starts? Or will there be a sort of sign up sheet running all day until the spots are full? Me and my friends want to share a table to get rid of some of our old stuff but most of us will be in the Ask A Nation Hetalia Panel that /ends/ at 6pm @n@;;;

If I remember correctly it's first come first serve. You can always ask the woman running it (Kitsune-sama on here) and she can answer your questions and possibly work something out with you if possible. I also saw your badge when we were doing them.

stitchez
03-20-2011, 11:28 PM
If I remember correctly it's first come first serve. You can always ask the woman running it (Kitsune-sama on here) and she can answer your questions and possibly work something out with you if possible. I also saw your badge when we were doing them.

Thanks for the answer, gonna PM her right now just to make sure. Ffff awesome XD Can't wait to get it on Friday~

-totally not already half packed, what are you people talking about?-

Maguma
03-20-2011, 11:54 PM
Maguma confirmed for Conji, see you guys in a week :D

darklynx
03-21-2011, 12:20 AM
Thanks for the answer, gonna PM her right now just to make sure. Ffff awesome XD Can't wait to get it on Friday~

-totally not already half packed, what are you people talking about?-

Aye, no problem. Lies, you can wait, because you have to!

I have nothing planned myself.

Maguma confirmed for Conji, see you guys in a week :D

Score! We were just talking about you yesterday.

stitchez
03-21-2011, 12:27 AM
Aye, no problem. Lies, you can wait, because you have to!

I have nothing planned myself.

-snaps fingers- If only I had a time machine...

I spent the whole weekend planning with my friends on what we were all bringing. Yay for squishing 5 people and everything they need for the weekend in one car?

darklynx
03-21-2011, 12:35 AM
-snaps fingers- If only I had a time machine...

I spent the whole weekend planning with my friends on what we were all bringing. Yay for squishing 5 people and everything they need for the weekend in one car?

I'm bringing whatever I might need. If I need other stuff I'll just drive home and grab it when I can. Yay for one person in one car.

Fremen
03-21-2011, 03:08 AM
For anyone who went to the last Anime Conji, if I get there around 4pm on Saturday, would I have serious trouble finding parking at the hotel itself?
Just want to anticipate finding parking somewhere else and walking....

Kitsune-sama
03-21-2011, 03:51 AM
For anyone who went to the last Anime Conji, if I get there around 4pm on Saturday, would I have serious trouble finding parking at the hotel itself?
Just want to anticipate finding parking somewhere else and walking....
Last year's Conji was at a different hotel, so we're not sure how traffic/parking is going to be. There are other places to park, like the transit center or the Fashion Valley parking lot, BUT! there is a chance, if they catch you, they may tow your car :(

BrianAnim
03-21-2011, 12:33 PM
This year's conji has a lot more parking than last year, and even across the street at the mall has parking (just as long as you shop at/eat at the mall too)

El_Duque
03-21-2011, 01:08 PM
Also the trolley stops there too so you can save up some gas.

For those coming from the South Bay and want to use the trolley, get any trolley from National City and on because there is construction work from Chula Vista to the Border which will make you get on bus shuttles to get on the next station and that will eat up a lot of time.

robinchan
03-21-2011, 04:18 PM
I'll be heading down there for sure. I'll be there Saturday only but I hope you can make it to my panel.

Whether you're a cosplayer, photographer, videographer, anime fan, music fan, or fashion expert (amateurs are cool too), you should come to my panel to learn how you can do your part in spreading Japanese Culture in America.

You can find more info on the panel here:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192154417489318

Hope to see you guys there.

xSpringSmiles
03-21-2011, 07:16 PM
Random, but, it'll suck if it rains. >__>
It rained all day today in SD. So...

Access
03-21-2011, 07:28 PM
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=Mission+Valley%2C+CA
I'm only showing a slight chance of rain on Friday and Saturday, so just hope for the best.
Programming schedule is up on the site now.

CyberxDae
03-21-2011, 11:42 PM
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187624884613598&ref=nf#!/event.php?eid=134430936629013

ita_chibi
03-22-2011, 12:32 AM
Will there be a place at Conji to donate?


I will be walking around collecting donations and selling items for donation. It will all go to American red cross.

AnimeGamer
03-22-2011, 12:17 PM
For some reason I'm going all three days. Late decision for me to go.

Will there be a place at Conji to donate?
I will be walking around collecting donations and selling items for donation. It will all go to American red cross.

I'm personally would be more comfortable donating via online (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/impact.your.world/?hpt=T1&iid=EL) or by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 (which charges your phone bill $10 as a donation). It's up to the individual however on how you want to help eastern Japan.

A Japanese cosplayer created a website where cosplayers can demonstrate their support for Japan via pictures while holding signs with words of encouragement:

www.prayersfromcosplayers.com

Perhaps people could bring their signs to AnimeConji and get some nice pictures taken while dressed up and submit them to the site? It would brighten the day of our fellow cosplayers in Japan!!

I was wondering if there was something like this going. I would be willing to help do this for as many people as I can - I'd probably have to scramble right now to get a hold of a laptop so I can transfer photos from my camera so that you guys can fill out the online form.

ita_chibi
03-22-2011, 02:09 PM
Thats cool ^^ just letting you know ACCA is hosting a event in april for rising money and I am filled out under red cross to volunteer with collecting money for Japan at conji as well.

Hcoregamer00
03-22-2011, 02:57 PM
For anyone who went to the last Anime Conji, if I get there around 4pm on Saturday, would I have serious trouble finding parking at the hotel itself?
Just want to anticipate finding parking somewhere else and walking....

Speaking of parking, to get the con rate, do you just park in the closest parking structure to the hotel and tell them "I am here for Anime Conji."

Poody
03-22-2011, 06:52 PM
I would just park at Fashion Valley or the Trolly station. It's literally next to the hotel. It's free there.


So folks, Disney gathering added.... :bigtu:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137816482953642

Kitsune-sama
03-23-2011, 12:28 AM
Speaking of parking, to get the con rate, do you just park in the closest parking structure to the hotel and tell them "I am here for Anime Conji."

I believe there is a place you drive through to get into the parking structure. But yes, just tell them that you are with the con, and if there is a problem (especially if it happens when you go back to your car) just flash your badge. If you have a fullweekend badge, that's even better :)

I would just park at Fashion Valley or the Trolly station. It's literally next to the hotel. It's free there.

Poody, I am going to advise that you find an alternative place to park. XD There are signs posted literally ALL over the Fashion Valley parking lots and at the trolley station that say they will tow your car if you park there for the hotel. I'm advising you against it, just to be safe!

I'm personally would be more comfortable donating via online (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/impact.your.world/?hpt=T1&iid=EL) or by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 (which charges your phone bill $10 as a donation). It's up to the individual however on how you want to help eastern Japan.

Agreed! You never know where you money will go if you donate to someone unaffiliated with a major organization! ;) I further suggest that you donate to the Red Cross. Or better yet, find where you can locally donate supplies instead of money. Donated money is used to by supplies and provide care, so if your money is going to be spent on supplies regardless, then buy those supplies instead :)!

Hcoregamer00
03-23-2011, 01:31 AM
I believe there is a place you drive through to get into the parking structure. But yes, just tell them that you are with the con, and if there is a problem (especially if it happens when you go back to your car) just flash your badge. If you have a fullweekend badge, that's even better :)

Excellent, looking forward to it as both a cosplay photographer and as a representative of the SPJA.

Poody
03-23-2011, 11:39 AM
Poody, I am going to advise that you find an alternative place to park. XD There are signs posted literally ALL over the Fashion Valley parking lots and at the trolley station that say they will tow your car if you park there for the hotel. I'm advising you against it, just to be safe!

Well, I've been parking there for years. Especially for Comic-Con. Never had a problem. I would say the likely hood of being towed there seems extremely slim. The outside parking is rarely ever full (except around Comic-Con and other events). I won't be parking overnight, I live in San Diego. I plan to go into the mall while I'm there anyway. :D

How much IS the parking at the hotel anyway? At least last year it was free.... >>;;

darklynx
03-23-2011, 02:04 PM
Well, I've been parking there for years. Especially for Comic-Con. Never had a problem. I would say the likely hood of being towed there seems extremely slim. The outside parking is rarely ever full (except around Comic-Con and other events). I won't be parking overnight, I live in San Diego. I plan to go into the mall while I'm there anyway. :D

How much IS the parking at the hotel anyway? At least last year it was free.... >>;;

$4 a day.

AnimeGamer
03-23-2011, 03:01 PM
I'll probably spend all of tonight planning out what things I'll do for Anime Conji.

@darklynx - When is the party with all those DJ's listed? You know if there will be ustream/livestream/twitcast of those parties?

Poody
03-23-2011, 04:02 PM
$4 a day.
oh, ok. Not bad. :)

Shichikou
03-23-2011, 04:35 PM
I will be selling stuff specifically made to raise money for japan. Finally got some pictures out~

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150173313430407&set=a.487151835406.292466.322109180406&theater

There will also be Cellphone charms($7) and mini bookmarks($1), The Prints above will be ($3)

All the money made will go to American Red cross which you can track that the donation I will be making after con is over on my deviant art page

here's more info on it
http://xmonk3yx.deviantart.com/journal/39173323/

darklynx
03-23-2011, 06:01 PM
I'll probably spend all of tonight planning out what things I'll do for Anime Conji.

@darklynx - When is the party with all those DJ's listed? You know if there will be ustream/livestream/twitcast of those parties?

No idea, if anything I can ask the promotions head if he will be doing those things. I believe the dances start at 8:30 right after the Masquerade concludes.

Hcoregamer00
03-23-2011, 06:21 PM
$4 a day.

That's amazing, I wish parking was that cheap at all cons.

W4RH0US3
03-23-2011, 08:57 PM
Its supposed to rain on Friday any thoughts on this?

darklynx
03-23-2011, 09:09 PM
That's amazing, I wish parking was that cheap at all cons.

Seems to be the standard for cons at this hotel. I know Condor was the same.

Its supposed to rain on Friday any thoughts on this?

Wear a trenchcoat.

Kitsune-sama
03-23-2011, 09:50 PM
Its supposed to rain on Friday any thoughts on this?

No worries! We'll be accommodating in case of rain, with overhangs and such :)

noctiluca
03-23-2011, 11:01 PM
If it rains on Friday, that's perfect, because I was planning on cosplaying as Jessica that day. Adds to the authenticity. I just hope I won't freeze my booty off. :P

DJ Matt
03-24-2011, 01:02 AM
I bet you all can't wait until Saturday's dance!

Annwyn
03-24-2011, 04:18 AM
I am so excited about this convention!
I'm part of the Fairytale Burlesque show on Friday night, and you should all come and see it! ...If you're 18+ ;)
I'm also showing my line in the fashion show on Sunday.
And of course cosplaying! Yay! Can't wait!

Access
03-24-2011, 11:45 AM
Is there a conventionist app download for Conji? I saw something on the site this morning, so I got the app, but when I tried to download it wasn't showing up in the list. And now I can't find mention of the app on the site anymore.

Poody
03-24-2011, 02:41 PM
Its nice and sunny by the Town and Country at the moment LOL
*crosses fingers*

darklynx
03-24-2011, 02:49 PM
Is there a conventionist app download for Conji? I saw something on the site this morning, so I got the app, but when I tried to download it wasn't showing up in the list. And now I can't find mention of the app on the site anymore.

To my knowledge yes, an email was sent out about it earlier today.

Access
03-24-2011, 03:11 PM
To my knowledge yes, an email was sent out about it earlier today.
A little after lunch it became available through the app, just downloaded it and everything seems to work.

AnimeGamer
03-24-2011, 04:07 PM
No idea, if anything I can ask the promotions head if he will be doing those things. I believe the dances start at 8:30 right after the Masquerade concludes.

Just been asking about a ustream/livestream/twitcast since streaming DJ performances has been a new upcoming fad going.

I'm currently scrambling right now to see if I can somehow hook up my DSLR's HDMI output to my sister's laptop that im bringing, and then seeing if I can ustream out of that. Sound will still be a issue, but I might bring a cheapo USB mic or use the laptop's on-board mic (I think it has one. o.O)

The hardest setup actually might be for the party after the Masquerade, since I don't know if I'll be able to directly wire the laptop to the DJ equipment's audio output so the audio can be upped with the video.

I'll probably buy all the stuff anyway, since I may want to ustream stuff at Comic-Con later this year. If it all doesn't pan out, i'm not gonna cry over it.

And if someone is steaming the event online, even better. :)

Shichikou
03-24-2011, 05:40 PM
Wooo man.. i'm getting butterflies.... anyone else getting butterflies? XD

atlantisan
03-24-2011, 09:33 PM
Wooo man.. i'm getting butterflies.... anyone else getting butterflies? XD

I'm excited too! But at the same time I am rushing to make some last-minute add-ons... haha.

Shichikou
03-24-2011, 09:41 PM
HAHAHHA.. same goes for me. I gotta worry about cosplay and Artist Alley stuff. I think past weeks. i've been having at least 3 or 4 nightmares on how i forgot stuff and i was late to the con and all those things. XD

AnimeGamer
03-24-2011, 11:12 PM
Amazingly, im pretty chill at this moment. Bummer I couldn't get my DSLR to work with my sister's laptop to run a ustream, but that's not a big deal. The laptop is for all of you cosplayers anyway so I can help you all put up nice pictures for www.prayersfromcosplayers.com - anything I can do extra is a bonus.

Also, feel sorry for the Mochi Maids this morning on Channel 6 - somehow I wasn't surprised there was issues with audio though. (*coughcomicconcough*)

atlantisan
03-25-2011, 12:18 AM
Amazingly, im pretty chill at this moment. Bummer I couldn't get my DSLR to work with my sister's laptop to run a ustream, but that's not a big deal. The laptop is for all of you cosplayers anyway so I can help you all put up nice pictures for www.prayersfromcosplayers.com - anything I can do extra is a bonus.

Also, feel sorry for the Mochi Maids this morning on Channel 6 - somehow I wasn't surprised there was issues with audio though. (*coughcomicconcough*)

Oh yeah I heard that Anime Conji was gonna have a small segment on Channel 6 this morning but I was in class. What happened? I'm curious~

Mike Rollerson
03-25-2011, 01:07 AM
Really looking forward to it! I'm going to try and stay the full length each day (10AM - 2AM) and see if I can keep that up the whole time :)

I'll mostly be running around taking photos, so I'm sure I'll run into everyone there. Should be a lot of fun!

robinchan
03-25-2011, 01:07 AM
Wanted to throw this out there again:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192154417489318

Panel on How to Spread Japanese Culture in America. I suggest it and I think its going to be good, figuring since I'm the one behind the panel.

See you guys on Saturday!

Rosegoddess3
03-25-2011, 03:02 AM
Amazingly, im pretty chill at this moment. Bummer I couldn't get my DSLR to work with my sister's laptop to run a ustream, but that's not a big deal. The laptop is for all of you cosplayers anyway so I can help you all put up nice pictures for www.prayersfromcosplayers.com - anything I can do extra is a bonus.



While setting up today, I brought blank paper, markers, and crayons to the photobooth so people can make their signs for prayersfromcosplayers.com :D

El_Duque
03-25-2011, 03:11 AM
While setting up today, I brought blank paper, markers, and crayons to the photobooth so people can make their signs for prayersfromcosplayers.com :D

Do you know if it will be sent to Japan?

Axelai
03-25-2011, 02:13 PM
Can't wait for Conji~~ I'm going on Saturday 8D

xSpringSmiles
03-25-2011, 08:12 PM
:3

Great 1st day. :3 If you took any pics of me (I was Alice) please post x3

El_Duque
03-26-2011, 09:16 AM
Nice start, but reg was super slow yesterday. Expect a much larger crowd today even though we have the smaller part of hotel/convention area.

Also my name did get processed but reg botched my last name, luckily my email was on the card so I was able to confirm.

AnimeGamer
03-26-2011, 10:12 AM
Some of you cosplayers need to check out the room opposite of the Maid Cafe. A lot of cool Victorian furniture and flowers. If I have time before I leave, I'll post a few pics of what I took yesterday up there on my blog.

iSaucyCosplay
03-26-2011, 10:37 AM
First day was fun :D (Even though I should've placed third in the Halo Reach Tourny >__>) If you have pictures of me (Roxas) I'd appreciate it! ^__^

dark--typhoon
03-26-2011, 11:55 PM
Day 2 was great! I was surprised by the general lack of Bleach and One Piece cosplayers though, being part of the "big Three" and everything. I was Ichimaru Gin from Bleach. Let me know if you got my picture; that'd be wonderful :)

Mike Rollerson
03-27-2011, 03:28 AM
I've added a couple photos to my DA / Flickr and will try to add the rest on Monday. 3,000 by the end of day 2, it'll take a while to go through :)

You can see them at http://www.MikeRollerson.com or http://mikerollerson.deviantart.com/ (I'm trying to add to both at the same time)

AnimeGamer
03-27-2011, 03:57 AM
I've started a Photo/Video link page over on the conji forums (http://www.animeconji.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1919) in the same vein as what we have over on the SDCC forum section of cosplay.com.

Also - none of my photos are up online yet. Maybe sometime tomorrow night at earliest. Need sleep. zzzz

Hcoregamer00
03-27-2011, 10:59 AM
Here is my gallery (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Hcoregamer00/Anime%20Conji%202011/) for Anime Conji 2011. It is untouched, I don't do any post processing at all.

I had lots of fun, will definitely do the con again.

robinchan
03-27-2011, 03:05 PM
Anime Conji videos up on my YouTube. Masquerade half time show and more. Http://www.YouTube.com/mtangproductions.

I had fun even though I only went Saturday. I wanted to go substantial but overslept til 1pm. Overall it was fun and ill post a review about it once the con ends.

xSpringSmiles
03-27-2011, 07:29 PM
Overall, it was a super fun con~

One of the female members of the staff though, was seriously rude. .___.

Other than that, great time. :3

Access
03-27-2011, 07:51 PM
When I pre-registered for next year, I was told by someone in registration that the total attendee count was around 1700 for this year.

Overall this was a great con, the only complaints I heard from my friends was how long pre-registration badge pickup was taking on Friday.

robinchan
03-27-2011, 08:08 PM
When I pre-registered for next year, I was told by someone in registration that the total attendee count was around 1700 for this year.

Overall this was a great con, the only complaints I heard from my friends was how long pre-registration badge pickup was taking on Friday.

1700 is way too big, if anything they count it like AX did. 4 day attendee = 4 people.

Hcoregamer00
03-27-2011, 08:19 PM
1700 is way too big, if anything they count it like AX did. 4 day attendee = 4 people.

I didn't do any counting of any kind since I was too busy doing cosplay photography and just having fun. I believe that having a total attendance of 1700 could be reasonable because all the people were spread out quite a bit, there is not a large place of concentration like Anime LA's pool deck.

A total attendance of 1700 would also put it about 2000 under Anime Los Angeles. Of course my numbers about ALA are total speculation and a person like Chaz would give better concrete attendance numbers.

Access
03-27-2011, 09:09 PM
I assume the 1700 was 'raw membership' numbers, basically the number of badges printed or handed out.

ALA if I remember was around 3500+ this year.

The staff I talked to were a bit concerned about space, that maybe it was too crowded (with so many people showing up -- far more than the roughly 1200 they had planned for). But space honestly didn't seem like a problem to me.

I recognized enough people from LA, I saw numerous people from Arizona and I'm told people were coming up from Tijuana and even a few from Texas. The staffer said it was important to bring in people from out of the local area because if you want more meeting space from the hotel, you have to agree to more 'room nights'.

jambreaker
03-27-2011, 09:22 PM
I never did find out about the pre-reg for next year until two hours too late -- from the Con Chair himself -- other than that it was a fun Con, and plan on going again next year :-)

robinchan
03-27-2011, 09:38 PM
Regardless of the numbers, I think they should move the con to somewhere with more central space. I liked the size they had but it was just a maze overall. Press suite was quite difficult to find. Took staffers around 15 minutes just to figure out where it was apparently.

atlantisan
03-27-2011, 10:07 PM
Yeah I was kind of confused on the layout. The area was absolutely lovely with all the staircases and gardens and fountains, but I wish there was a larger central area for people to hang around and take photos in. I thought we were going to be at the actual convention center at first.

Here is my album of photos I took on Saturday: http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa351/atlantisan/Anime%20Conji%202011/?start=all

Also, if anybody had pictures of my Elsie cosplay (I had a skull hairclip and wore a purple kimono), please send them to me! Thank you~

jambreaker
03-27-2011, 10:11 PM
Regardless of the numbers, I think they should move the con to somewhere with more central space. I liked the size they had but it was just a maze overall. Press suite was quite difficult to find. Took staffers around 15 minutes just to figure out where it was apparently.

True, and there was a lot of being out in the rain sometimes, but also the only elevator in the main space was a retrofit lift that was very slow, and anyone who couldn't take the stairs (disabilities or a lot of gear to haul to the upstairs panels) had to depend on just that one lift.

Maguma
03-27-2011, 10:30 PM
Had a great time! There were a lot of ups. and definitely a few downs. Hopefully the bugs and kinks will get worked out for next year!

k66
03-27-2011, 10:38 PM
i was the hibari with a dino on friday and ciel with a sebastian on saturday. i uploaded my pictures from sunday on my DA here (http://keriku.deviantart.com/gallery/29353549)

iSaucyCosplay
03-27-2011, 10:39 PM
Heres the Anime Conji thread for "Did you take my picture?"

http://www.animeconji.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1905&p=2947#p2947

ChuPata
03-27-2011, 11:16 PM
Regardless of the numbers, I think they should move the con to somewhere with more central space.

This.

Wasn't sure whether "the hangout" was supposed to be around the pool, in the courtyard between the Dealer Hall and the Panel/Reg rooms, in front of the restaurant where people were having cosplay gatherings ... I guess it was all those areas but you never quite knew where to see-and-be-seen.


On another note I just wanted to say the Maid Cafe was beyond excellent. Using the top floor ballroom was a stroke of genius -- gorgeous view of Mission Valley while dining and it felt like an oasis of kawaii away from the crowds. The decor of the room was cute and elegant without ever being tacky, the color-themed outfits were adorable, and OMG THE FOOD. THAT was worth waiting an hour in line for.

It's like they carefully studied all the other maid-themed events in the SoCal area, then equalled or surpassed them. Incredible job top to bottom. The Mochi Maids have won themselves a new fan :D

Axelai
03-27-2011, 11:21 PM
Loooooooved this con!! I had so much fun just hanging out with people :3333

DJ Matt
03-28-2011, 12:08 AM
Just got back home from an AMAZING weekend at Conji. Can't wait for the next con to hang with everybody again. It was an amazing time DJing for such an amazing crowd as well!

darklynx
03-28-2011, 12:26 AM
I like to hear that all of you guys had fun and it makes me happy that I staffed for the con. There were problems, but in the end for me, I had more fun than last year and got to see a lot of old friends, make some new ones, and get new connections. I'm kind of sad I didn't ask for the number of the woman I carried during the feedback panel.... But that's life.

But if anything I want to thank all of you attendees for making this all worthwhile for me. When I felt bad, helping people and being told folks were having fun made things a lot happier for me.

I should probably sleep, but I have a mid term to study for in bio, so if anyone has any questions or concerns I might be able to help with, I'll do my best to get you answers, just might be a bit slow...

pkthecat
03-28-2011, 12:34 AM
Fist time going to this con and it was great. Here is my album if anyone wants to see. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=1952266844027&id=1163325216&aid=2115419

Will most likely go next year.

kthardin
03-28-2011, 01:04 AM
Well, spent two days at Anime Conji and acquired some great pics and some good video, which I'll get that up as soon as I can. Fun convention, and I wish I could have stayed for the full three days, but just coming off a really large evolution at work, there were things that needed to be done in the old personal life, up to and including real sleep, heh. So without further ado, go ahead and just click here to go directly there (http://www.tenchifanart.com/tfa_cosplay/v/Anime_Conji_2011/).

As always if you're one of the cosplayers and want a full size and/or raw version, email me, and I'll make them available.

Shichikou
03-28-2011, 01:55 AM
AWESOME WEEKEND!!!! Nice meeting all the new people that stopped by my table in Artist Alley!!!

here's my gallery of the con from my table. haven't been fully update yet. But it's coming~~
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=10150219241399045&id=327264399044&aid=381441

AnimeGamer
03-28-2011, 01:55 AM
Finally home, and tired as hell. I don't even want to go fetch my camera in the other room of my house to upload the pictures out of there - and I'll do so tomorrow morning first thing. I'll probably do a blog post afterward as well. Right now actually I need to hop to the Anime Conji forums and get cracking on some things.

It was great meeting and talking with all of you. Especially those who've I ran across all these years at that San Diego Comic-Con but never had the time to stick around and talk to. You people know who you are.

I also wanted to add that if anyone was for some reason looking for me because they wanted help submitting pictures for www.prayersfromcosplayers.com and couldn't find me - I'd like to apologize since the laptop I had didn't have any internet connection at all. I also hope people bought those Pray for Japan shirts from the Dealer's Mall room, and just hold those up for #PFC instead, because those were great.

I hope to see as many of you at Comic-Con in a few months.

CodeShogun
03-28-2011, 01:57 AM
Best. Singular. Anime. Con. Ever. Of course, that is just my own personal opinion but I had so much blast, despite the layout of the place being jarring and maze. I got to hang out with so many different people, which is so cool. Hang out with Axelai was awesome as sweet. :D

Saturday night was truly epic of the epics. So epic that I didn't actually went home until 6 am, that's how crazy it was.

Axelai
03-28-2011, 04:14 AM
Also! Whoever that photographer was who got all those pictures of Yoko and Kamina in the autograph room... we'd REALLY like to see those pictures! So please post a link here or PM me if that was you <3

El_Duque
03-28-2011, 09:04 AM
Overall, compared to last year it was a huge improvement and I for one praise all the Staff for putting an amazing show.

Youtube vids:

Day 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzueWOYC65k)
Day 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jVg6YKuNrc)
Day 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Rbb27Xnl4)

Facebook gallery:
Day 1 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?fbid=1626446346619&id=1400361314&aid=2078849)
Day 2 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?fbid=1627928983684&id=1400361314&aid=2078983)
Day 3 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?fbid=1629756869380&id=1400361314&aid=2079137)

Access
03-28-2011, 11:01 AM
Photos:
http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/205661/

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AccessAccess#grid/user/2CCFE3B825543FDB

What did you guys think of the Masquerade? Also if you took a video of the Hetalia "ask a nation" panel, plz upload it to youtube or somewhere like that.

ScarletRhapsody
03-28-2011, 11:34 AM
I had a pretty good time. I liked the location. Someone mentioned about having a larger, open area for just hanging out. The plaza outside of one of the restaurant's (I forgot the name, but it was in the other tower) is pretty huge. Town and Country has a ton of potential. I like the area and the Victorian garden feel to it. Makes me wish I brought more of my classic Lolita wear...

I had issues with the layout. It was confusing at times, but once I knew my way around, I knew how to navigate the area. I loved the Pavillion level and I do hope they bring back that area for next year.

As a masquerade participant, I really did enjoy being a part of the show. Hanging out with other cosplayers backstage is half the fun.

And many thanks to everyone who showed up to "Moon Prism, Poptarts!: A History of Sailor Moon in North America.' I enjoy doing this panel and I'd love to do it again at Fanime or Anime Expo.

I'll have my photos and report up sometime this week. I have a Lady Gaga concert to hit up this weekend and Cherry Blossom Festival.

Did You Take My Picture?
and if you did, to clear room in this thread, just PM the link

Saturday: Haruhi (movie version), Miku Zatsune
sunday: Mistress Nine

Melodicanth
03-28-2011, 12:46 PM
I was Mafia!Romano on Day 2, and Yoko on Day 3 (The one with the big chest lmfao)
If anyone got pictures of me, I'd love to see them!

yuna131422
03-28-2011, 01:31 PM
I had a BLAST at Anime Conji this year. It is only going to get better in the later years.

I hope everyone had a blast at the Saturday night dance. I loved seeing everyone dancing and having a good time!

If you have any pictures of that evening's dance, please post them. I would love to see. <3

I can't wait until next year.

AyakaHoshi
03-28-2011, 01:52 PM
Hi guys! I had an absolutely amazing wonderful time at Conji this year!! Everyone was so great. Saw some incredible cosplayers too!! I just can't wait for next year! =D

I have a few photos I took and I'll get them up in an album soon so you can grab them for yourself.

I was Simon with the Gurren Lagann family. The kids *loved* how kind everyone was to them again. Thanks for that everyone. And super huge thanks to the staff for all their hardwork!!!! <3
I've already seen quite a few pics of us in all the other posts. Thanks for posting them, there are some really cool ones. If anyone has any others, please feel free to PM me or let me know!

My pics up soon!!

Hcoregamer00
03-28-2011, 03:06 PM
I definitely had a blast at Anime Conji. Here is my convention report (http://hcoregamer00photography.blogspot.com/2011/03/anime-conji-2011-report.html) for the one day I was there. I will definitely add it to my convention circuit.

Yeah I was kind of confused on the layout. The area was absolutely lovely with all the staircases and gardens and fountains, but I wish there was a larger central area for people to hang around and take photos in. I thought we were going to be at the actual convention center at first.

Here is my album of photos I took on Saturday: http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa351/atlantisan/Anime%20Conji%202011/?start=all

Also, if anybody had pictures of my Elsie cosplay (I had a skull hairclip and wore a purple kimono), please send them to me! Thank you~

Its odd, I have you on my facebook but I don't have your email. PM me your email so I can send you my 3 Elsie pictures of you.

robinchan
03-28-2011, 03:58 PM
I wanted to take back what I said about the "3 day badge = 3 attendee" number. According to Richie from Anime Conji, it was "3 day badge = 1 person".

His FB Post here:
https://www.facebook.com/richandcreamy/posts/1836605548926

Overall it grew a lot and I'm happy I went. I really REALLY hope they pick a better location next year. It has major potential and I think its best move is to go to a better location. Tons of people I've talked to (who aren't new to cons at all) agree with me when I say its the location. Change it up and I swear it will bring even bigger numbers in.

As mentioned before, watch the Masquerade's Half Time Show and More on my Youtube Channel located here (http://youtube.com/mtangproductions).

corycat90
03-28-2011, 04:29 PM
The few photos that I took are here (http://s1137.photobucket.com/albums/n503/corycat90/Anime%20Conji%202011/). Most of them are from Friday and then from the Hetalia Gathering on Saturday.

I had a wonderful time at Anime Conji! I was the Latvia on Friday and then Latvia, Scrafty, and Ciel on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who I talked to, you are all awesome and made my first convention here in California a great one!

Like others, it took me a good while to figure out where I was going at the Town and Country. Though I could have made it easier on myself by not wearing HEELS. Oh girls, always sacrificing comfort for a few more inches of height. ;3

Access
03-28-2011, 05:01 PM
I personally liked this venue, once I got it all figured out. My only major complaint (and the only complaint I heard reliably) was the time pre-reg badge pickup took on Friday morning. Though by later Friday and Saturday, they might have had it all figured out.

For most of us anime fans, it was our first time at the hotel so the layout (and just finding the place) was quite confusing at first. This wasn't helped by the fact that there was some medical or other convention going on in the convention center area in the same hotel. But basically everyone I know went for multiple days, so most of us had Friday to figure the place out, by the weekend we were just as familiar with it as any other space.

Venues in general, this is how it was explained to me. For more/better space, most hotels (town and country included) will require that the convention agree to more guaranteed 'room nights'. Town and country has a convention center, but getting that would require that the convention attract enough people who would be willing to book a hotel room, generally those who are out of state or at least not within a few hours driving distance. Hence the importance that a con attract people beyond the local crowd, or one-day attendees, or those who are able to drive in and out every day; as that is the type of attendee that will need/want a hotel room.

Anime Conji did seem to be doing a good job in this respect, for a small con in only its second year, I saw a good number of people from Arizona, plenty from northern California, at least one person from Texas, and such.

darklynx
03-28-2011, 06:36 PM
Anime Conji did seem to be doing a good job in this respect, for a small con in only its second year, I saw a good number of people from Arizona, plenty from northern California, at least one person from Texas, and such.

We also had a person from Canada if I remember correctly from the time we did badges.


Also a message from our promotions head Richie: All press please email richandcreamy@gmail.com with media links so we may cross promote your coverage! THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!

timscribbles
03-28-2011, 07:01 PM
My coverage of Anime Conji (http://timscribbles.com/2011/03/27/anime-conji/) :D

AnimeGamer
03-28-2011, 09:15 PM
Still growing the Gallery list over on the Anime Conji forums (http://www.animeconji.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1919). If you got photos/videos - don't be shy to post em and share em. ^_^

@ScarletRhapsody - I saw you, but never got to take your picture! The first time was while I was taking pictures of the Team Fortress 2 red team, and I took a quick glance to my left to see a movie version Haruhi taking photos next to me. When I finished taking photos of the TF2 people, you disappeared! Apparently, some cosplayer friends of mine (dressed up as other Haruhi characters) were looking for you and couldn't find you too. This is amazing to me to be honest - considering how small Anime Conji really is to not find someone.

Rosegoddess3
03-28-2011, 10:59 PM
Did you take my picture? (lol)

Day 1: original Tifa Lockhart
Day 2: Dissidia Duodecim Tifa Lockhart (red Amano alternate) (http://urbanballerinaesq.deviantart.com/art/Duodecim-Amano-Tifa-202736325)

It was great to see everyone! The con was a huge success, and next year will be even better!

El_Duque
03-28-2011, 11:35 PM
I was wondering if people took cosplay pics in the little gazebos all over the hotel grounds? I remember there is this room-like gazebo at the front next to the hotel lobby/check-in that's good for Lolita/Kuroshitsuji photoshoots.

Maybe someday we'll be at the other side were the big rooms are at, only one can dream.

Shii Arisugawa
03-29-2011, 12:19 AM
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Kitsune-sama
03-29-2011, 12:31 AM
Although I was running around all con, missed a bunch of panels, I had an IMMENSE amount of fun! 8D

Awesome props to all our staff, and a big thanks to everyone who helped make it as it was, even if there were problems. And I'd also love to thank everyone who attended! Conji wouldn't exist without you fans and attendees~!

DeathMetalNinja
03-29-2011, 12:41 AM
Was anyone taking photos and or video during The Black Crystals concert on Saturday?

noctiluca
03-29-2011, 01:15 AM
I ended up not being able to make it Friday. >< I didn't get to spend as much time at the con as I wanted to, but I had a lot of fun when I was there just hanging out and chatting with new people.

Made a bit of cash at the lolita swap meet :) Also, I was Jessica for a little bit on Sunday, though I wasn't out very long.

AnimeGamer
03-29-2011, 03:43 AM
I saw 2-3 people with camcorders going during the Black Crystals concert. I hope they aren't holding the video out on us. :P

Keichiokami
03-29-2011, 04:06 AM
I want to personally thank all the fans who came out to Anime Conji, you really helped make this event a success. To to hear that you all had a good time is wonderful as all the staff and volunteers worked hard to make this the best possible experience for you all.

I apologize for the confusion regarding the space. Access is correct, Function Space granted from the Hotel is directly proportional to number of room nights attendee purchase during the event. The larger we get, and the more fans that book rooms, the more function space the hotel will grant us.

We are booked for the same venue for Anime Conji 2012, however, I promise we will work on making good use of the space we are given and providing clear and helpful signage to aid everyone navigating our convention space. After this weekend the staff now understands how better to use our space in a productive manner. We have learned from both our successes, and failures, and will move forward to make Anime Conji a bigger and even better event for the attendees next year.

AuroraKaganshik
03-29-2011, 01:00 PM
Aura from Mochi here~
I want to thank everyone who came to the cafe, you guys really made it a great time, and even everyone who recognized us outside of cafe and stopped to chat. I do understand it was hard to find things [i had issues on day 0 with the elevators not going up to floor 9] BUUUTTTT it was better than being stuck in that tiny double tree again right? Also the karaoke party. you guys just kept on going even after they had to take the machine back, and we can't really have a party with out you guys!

so thank you again guys! <33

Fremen
03-29-2011, 01:29 PM
I was only there on saturday in the late afternoon/evening....I did shoot a few pictures, and I don't know who everyone was, so if you haven't seen your picture yet please let me know and I'll post it up somewhere.
I gave up posting my entire album cause no one looks at a huge album of pictures...

mrmuggles
03-29-2011, 02:39 PM
Here's a link to the photos I posted so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/muggles/sets/72157626243783295/

I'll be uploading more over the next couple of days as I find time to sort through them. Please help ID any untagged cosplay if you know the character/anime, etc.

AnimeGamer
03-29-2011, 02:53 PM
I know some of you hate the crap out of 4chan, let alone /cgl/, but here's the link for Anime Conji on /cgl/ - while it's still up on 4chan.

http://boards.4chan.org/cgl/res/4287325

Comment Highlights from Anonymous 4channers:

Personally I had an okay time. I went Fri/Sat, didn't buy a badge, and cosplayed. Friday was boring, not very many people went and there weren't many cosplayers so I just hung out with my friends. Saturday was much more worth going and a lot of people showed up, even in the morning at 11AM and I saw quite a lot of good cosplays. Didn't go to any panels or the maid cafe (I needed a badge to get in), but I was fine just walking around and hanging out. I guess I'd go back next year, just on Saturday though.

It was unorganized and I honestly did not enjoy the con itself. I had to ingest copious amounts of alcohol just so that I would look interested, but it was such a clusterfuck that no alcohol can save it. Not going there anymore. Maybe in a few years when they get their shit straight.

Also a few things:
>Marn was there and he destroyed everyone in the Gaming Room playing MvC3
>Lots of fucking kids, their parents, and ugly people
>The dance was delayed because of poor timing with the Masquerade.
>Precious in that Selvaria bathing suit cosplay. When I saw her, my dick became diamond hard. Her husband is lucky.
There's a few more but I'm not wasting any more time with this topic. Bottom line: If it was more organized, it would have been a lot better.

I had a lot of fun. I thought it was a bit less organized than last year though and a LOT more crowded. I think the hotel was a bad choice; it was hard to find exactly WHERE you were supposed to go, everything seemed pretty spread out, and the hotel itself was pretty tight in regards to walkways and the like.

But my gf and I just did photoshoots for the first two days, went to a gathering on Saturday and went to two panels today.

But overall, it was a good con.

Went Friday and Sunday (was too tired Saturday), I noticed it was bit disorganized but all my experiences with Staff and security were pleasant and they were helpful.

As far as that area of the hotel I've been to cons there before and it can be annoying to find things at first but I do like it for the fact there's not as much outside hotel guest interference with things. Apparently a lot of the local cons (condor, conjecture, gas light, etc) love the hotel compared to the others in the area because of the rates they give.

I'd definitely go next year, and hope that things are a bit more organized and timing for events improved.

Anime Conji was nice. Meeting Jackie Chan at the Team Lift panel was pretty cool.

Everything there seemed unorganized as everyone's already said. A lot of the things listed in the program were especially hard to find when they had no location to them. The con suite was nice and something like that is always appreciated since a lot of food places were expensive and this provided a nice alternative. I had a lot of fun talking to people waiting in the lines, but I can't help but feel that there were a lot of weeaboos and staff members who went on power trips. I was disappointed that there was no karaoke room and the actual contest got delayed to hell and back due to technical issues, and of course, the dance got pushed back by an hour because of the masquerade. Exhibit hall was kind of small, but that's not really a big deal. Mochi cafe girls weren't very attractive, but damn they can make some nice food.

And because I thought the girls in this thread might think this is a adorable little story:
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/6512/dawwww.png

Pretty much mixed reviews on /cgl/ - which means generally to everyone else it was a good convention. :P

BrianAnim
03-29-2011, 06:02 PM
Photos up here: http://www.sdcosplay.org/gallery2/index.php/cons/Anime_Conji_2011

El_Duque
03-29-2011, 07:50 PM
Pretty much mixed reviews on /cgl/

/cgl/...That's the problem.

W4RH0US3
03-29-2011, 09:11 PM
Hey I tried posting at the forums uhm does any one have photos of a Hunk from Resident Evil?

TrinityMonkey
03-30-2011, 12:26 AM
well i certainly enjoyed this year's Conji =)

Hazel Chaz
03-30-2011, 12:39 AM
I didn't get to do much at the con ('cept party at night lmao), because my group, Hwaiting Cosplay was really busy practicing last minute formation changes, but I still had a great time overall.

That first number was a very impressive dance routine. One of the things that struck me about your choreography is everyone moved around -- you always changed up who was in front. Nobody was stuck in the back for the whole routine.

Of course, to do that, you all have to be top notch dancers!

Well done.

I didn't do any counting of any kind since I was too busy doing cosplay photography and just having fun. I believe that having a total attendance of 1700 could be reasonable because all the people were spread out quite a bit, there is not a large place of concentration like Anime LA's pool deck.

A total attendance of 1700 would also put it about 2000 under Anime Los Angeles. Of course my numbers about ALA are total speculation and a person like Chaz would give better concrete attendance numbers.

We post our numbers for Anime Los Angeles publicly, you can find them on www.animecons.com/events . Our official "warm bodies" badges-issued count for our Year 7 was 3598. (That's basically total memberships minus the no-shows.)

I think it's very impressive that Anime Conji 2 has nearly matched our total attendance for Anime Los Angeles 3. They beat our first year numbers in their first year, and they've nearly matched our third year in their second year.

Not that anyone's competing with anyone else, of course. We're all trying to run the best convention we can -- and Anime Conji is the only anime con in town, so they've got that going for them too.

Everyone I saw certainly seemed to be having a good time.

Hcoregamer00
03-30-2011, 02:15 AM
We post our numbers for Anime Los Angeles publicly, you can find them on www.animecons.com/events . Our official "warm bodies" badges-issued count for our Year 7 was 3598. (That's basically total memberships minus the no-shows.)

I think it's very impressive that Anime Conji 2 has nearly matched our total attendance for Anime Los Angeles 3. They beat our first year numbers in their first year, and they've nearly matched our third year in their second year.

Not that anyone's competing with anyone else, of course. We're all trying to run the best convention we can -- and Anime Conji is the only anime con in town, so they've got that going for them too.

Everyone I saw certainly seemed to be having a good time.

Thanks for the clarification Chaz, I knew that you would come through. I wish we could have sat down and chatted at Anime Conji but you looked quite busy when I stopped by your table.

I agree, it is all about running the best conventions we can. I like having events like this on a regular basis since I solidified lots of friendships with cosplayers, staff, and photographers I met at Anime Los Angeles. Anime Conji fills in a very nice hole for people like me who love the Anime Community.

IxHaku
03-30-2011, 07:50 AM
Anyone get picture of my superboy? Hahaha

Keichiokami
03-30-2011, 02:14 PM
Anyone get picture of my superboy? Hahaha

That Superboy got you in to the Dealers Hall for free to meet the Artist Guest of Honor!

It was an awesome cosplay.

kiwi5frog
03-30-2011, 02:30 PM
Anyone get picture of my superboy? Hahaha

oh dear. a bunch of my friends were fan-girling over your pictures

Poody
03-30-2011, 02:45 PM
I had a pretty good time at the con this year. I enjoyed it more than last year (which was still great!). I didn't like the hotel so much. It was way too confusing at first. In fact, we spent at least 15-20 minutes just trying to FIND where in the hotel the con was at! We did see a couple signs put up, hours later. The pre-reg line took way too long. I don't see the point of pre-registering if that line takes an hour and the on-site takes 5 minutes. The only other suggestion I have is that outside of the panel rooms, it would be nice to have a schedule listing what events and panels will be taking place in that room. It's helpful to cosplayers who don't usually carry around a big o' sack with the entire schedule in it ^^

Great job guys! Next year should be even more awesome! :)~

IxHaku
03-30-2011, 04:43 PM
That Superboy got you in to the Dealers Hall for free to meet the Artist Guest of Honor!

It was an awesome cosplay.

Yeah! Thanks bro.




oh dear. a bunch of my friends were fan-girling over your pictures

Hahaha, it happens :3.

robinchan
03-31-2011, 01:05 AM
I had a pretty good time at the con this year. I enjoyed it more than last year (which was still great!). I didn't like the hotel so much. It was way too confusing at first. In fact, we spent at least 15-20 minutes just trying to FIND where in the hotel the con was at! We did see a couple signs put up, hours later. The pre-reg line took way too long. I don't see the point of pre-registering if that line takes an hour and the on-site takes 5 minutes. The only other suggestion I have is that outside of the panel rooms, it would be nice to have a schedule listing what events and panels will be taking place in that room. It's helpful to cosplayers who don't usually carry around a big o' sack with the entire schedule in it ^^

Great job guys! Next year should be even more awesome! :)~
Sort of indirect comment about your idea about having the Schedule listing (which I support), I would also suggest you ban smoking in areas outside the panel room (though some of my friends smoke, sorry!). I had a panel with the door opened and the smoke kept going into the hot stinky room. We eventually closed the door but no one else came in because no one thought there was a panel in there.

dark--typhoon
03-31-2011, 01:49 AM
Sort of indirect comment about your idea about having the Schedule listing (which I support), I would also suggest you ban smoking in areas outside the panel room (though some of my friends smoke, sorry!). I had a panel with the door opened and the smoke kept going into the hot stinky room. We eventually closed the door but no one else came in because no one thought there was a panel in there.

I agree about the smoking issue; having several smokers in a crowded hallway next to workshop/panel rooms is not fun for us non-smokers (it doesn't exactly smell great). It would work if there was a designated smoking area away from the crowds and rooms - I'd love to see that change made for next year.

darklynx
03-31-2011, 03:26 AM
Well for all you guys talking about the smoking thing, we are already working on that issue and ways to make that not an issue! I know we'll actually talk to the hotel at some point about it also.

So, a part from that, any of you like pie?

RichAndCreamy
03-31-2011, 05:24 AM
Oh yeah I heard that Anime Conji was gonna have a small segment on Channel 6 this morning but I was in class. What happened? I'm curious~

I was going to help with the sound but station staff told me to take a seat T_T

RichAndCreamy
03-31-2011, 05:25 AM
Oh geez I forget how forums work... anyways, I'm going to respond to everyone like crazy.

RichAndCreamy
03-31-2011, 05:27 AM
Overall, it was a super fun con~

One of the female members of the staff though, was seriously rude. .___.

Other than that, great time. :3

PM me the situation you went through. I'm making a document of everything we need to do to be better in 2012.

RichAndCreamy
03-31-2011, 05:31 AM
This.

Wasn't sure whether "the hangout" was supposed to be around the pool, in the courtyard between the Dealer Hall and the Panel/Reg rooms, in front of the restaurant where people were having cosplay gatherings ... I guess it was all those areas but you never quite knew where to see-and-be-seen.


On another note I just wanted to say the Maid Cafe was beyond excellent. Using the top floor ballroom was a stroke of genius -- gorgeous view of Mission Valley while dining and it felt like an oasis of kawaii away from the crowds. The decor of the room was cute and elegant without ever being tacky, the color-themed outfits were adorable, and OMG THE FOOD. THAT was worth waiting an hour in line for.

It's like they carefully studied all the other maid-themed events in the SoCal area, then equalled or surpassed them. Incredible job top to bottom. The Mochi Maids have won themselves a new fan :D

I can't make any official announcements just yet but the space next year will be ballin outrageous.

RichAndCreamy
03-31-2011, 05:38 AM
I wanted to take back what I said about the "3 day badge = 3 attendee" number. According to Richie from Anime Conji, it was "3 day badge = 1 person".

His FB Post here:
https://www.facebook.com/richandcreamy/posts/1836605548926

Overall it grew a lot and I'm happy I went. I really REALLY hope they pick a better location next year. It has major potential and I think its best move is to go to a better location. Tons of people I've talked to (who aren't new to cons at all) agree with me when I say its the location. Change it up and I swear it will bring even bigger numbers in.

As mentioned before, watch the Masquerade's Half Time Show and More on my Youtube Channel located here (http://youtube.com/mtangproductions).

I'm Richie btw... hiiiiii everybody!

RichAndCreamy
03-31-2011, 05:44 AM
I didn't get to do much at the con ('cept party at night lmao), because my group, Hwaiting Cosplay was really busy practicing last minute formation changes, but I still had a great time overall. ^^V I hope those who attended the masquerade enjoyed our dance covers of "Gee" and "Genie" by SNSD during the halftime show, we worked really hard and we had a lot of fun performing. <3 I hope we'll be invited to perform again next year!

Thanks to everyone who's posted photos or videos of Hwaiting Cosplay so far, if it's at all possible to have the full resolution photos, please PM me with the links so we may add your pics to our facebook fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hwaiting-Cosplay/111718742235932)!

I'm sad I couldn't coordinate an interview with your team before I had to break down our press suite. See y'all around AX?

Also, Anime Conji totally doubled your Facebook fans ;)

RichAndCreamy
03-31-2011, 06:11 AM
That first number was a very impressive dance routine. One of the things that struck me about your choreography is everyone moved around -- you always changed up who was in front. Nobody was stuck in the back for the whole routine.

Of course, to do that, you all have to be top notch dancers!

Well done.



We post our numbers for Anime Los Angeles publicly, you can find them on www.animecons.com/events . Our official "warm bodies" badges-issued count for our Year 7 was 3598. (That's basically total memberships minus the no-shows.)

I think it's very impressive that Anime Conji 2 has nearly matched our total attendance for Anime Los Angeles 3. They beat our first year numbers in their first year, and they've nearly matched our third year in their second year.

Not that anyone's competing with anyone else, of course. We're all trying to run the best convention we can -- and Anime Conji is the only anime con in town, so they've got that going for them too.

Everyone I saw certainly seemed to be having a good time.

When it comes to numbers I only compete against myself. Bigger cons don't mean better. I also want to thank ALA for mentoring many of Conji's staff.

AnimeGamer
03-31-2011, 09:35 AM
Richie hasn't gotten around to posting this here yet, but a certain Selvaria Bies cosplayer made it onto Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5787478//gallery/) this morning. Grats to her (don't know if she frequents around here, but grats) as well as to Mike Rollerson (who's been preaching the virtues of Photoshop to me ^_^; ) for the awesome work.

RichAndCreamy
03-31-2011, 03:29 PM
Richie hasn't gotten around to posting this here yet, but a certain Selvaria Bies cosplayer made it onto Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5787478//gallery/) this morning. Grats to her (don't know if she frequents around here, but grats) as well as to Mike Rollerson (who's been preaching the virtues of Photoshop to me ^_^; ) for the awesome work.

Sebastian Jespersen said he had 1 photo in that gallery too. I posted this in our Facebook fan page because last night I was rate limited. I don't know when my posts will go live again :(

ScarletRhapsody
03-31-2011, 06:16 PM
@ScarletRhapsody - I saw you, but never got to take your picture! The first time was while I was taking pictures of the Team Fortress 2 red team, and I took a quick glance to my left to see a movie version Haruhi taking photos next to me. When I finished taking photos of the TF2 people, you disappeared! Apparently, some cosplayer friends of mine (dressed up as other Haruhi characters) were looking for you and couldn't find you too. This is amazing to me to be honest - considering how small Anime Conji really is to not find someone.

Yup, I was movie!Haruhi. I was running around and taking pictures for my site. I tend to move pretty fast. I liked the Haruhi gang that was looking for Haruhi cosplayers to start up a mini-gathering. I took a few pictures with them. Sorry if I couldn't stay around and chit chat. They can vouch for the fact that I get easily distracted.

It was really easy to run into people at Anime Conji. I liked that part about it. Depending what part of the country I'll be in this time next year, I'll consider returning. I did enjoy the con (save drama, not the con's fault...yet, thanks to the staff who was very supportive in that respect).

Hope to see some of you at the next Los Angeles area local event! (PMX event in April?)

Mike Rollerson
03-31-2011, 10:32 PM
Richie hasn't gotten around to posting this here yet, but a certain Selvaria Bies cosplayer made it onto Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5787478//gallery/) this morning. Grats to her (don't know if she frequents around here, but grats) as well as to Mike Rollerson (who's been preaching the virtues of Photoshop to me ^_^; ) for the awesome work.

Thank you! It was really neat to see (and definitely unexpected to see it as the "Top Story" at the time): http://mikerollerson.deviantart.com/#/d3cvc8o

It's just a bummer they didn't credit Sebastian for his picture.

And Richie - Wherever you move the official gathering areas to next year, just don't take over my 'unofficial' fountain location. Looking back at my pictures, it looks like about 90% were taken there :p


Hope to see some of you at the pillow-fight on Saturday!

RichAndCreamy
04-01-2011, 12:02 AM
Hope to see some of you at the pillow-fight on Saturday!

If you haven't seen the invite here's Conji's:

Work our post con depression pillow fight. (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160907047300974)

And this is the invite I made for my friends:

Random Pillow Fight San Diego (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122690524451146)

We are not the "official" pillow fight but we'll have at least 100 people at NTC having fun. I don't know how crowded Horton Plaza will get so that's why I made my own event.