View Full Version : Cool Convention Buildings

06-14-2011, 01:15 PM
i was just thinking cosplays are usually at hotels like hyatt or whatever...but i was thinking dont you guys think there would be some cooler places to have conventions at like because the ability to cosplay would work better with pictures in those places just scenery idea idk xD srry if wrong area so like i said whats a good place to have a convention in for cosplaying...?

06-14-2011, 02:05 PM
House on the Rock.
The end.
...Um...besides the costume party that Neil Gaiman had there last Halloween, it's never been used for cosplaying. For *some* reason.

Other awesome places I know of that _are_ being used for cons already include the GM Tower and the Gaylord. Also, finally being used this year (twice) is the wacky cool little resort Pheasant Run. Some Las Vegas Strip hotels have been known to kinda work out okay too (for small photoshoots anyway.) But mostly, you need more of a spread-out and interestingly-designed resort &/or corporate center - rather than just a giant crowded airport hotel. Unfortunately, giant airport hotels are the sorts of places that are best suited for giant conventions.

06-14-2011, 04:40 PM
I Adore Katsucon's Location! *o*

StanLee Wannabe
06-15-2011, 09:55 AM
MegaCon set up a really cool faux space corridor this year that cosplayers could use for photoshoots. I've said it before...I think this needs to be expanded upon heavily...and it's the future of cosplaying.

Like the OP says, we need better locations for con photos. Getting people together for "field trips" away from the convention might seem like a big hassle...but if you found a better location say 2 or 3 miles away...would you invite a group to go? I would!

06-15-2011, 10:01 AM
Otakon takes up the whole Baltimore convention center, and its amazing. There's a terrance with a garden, and the archetecture of the building is really cool for photos. There's also a glass skywalk if you can get to it when people aren't crowding it too bad. Not to mention the indoor fountains, and then the outdoor fountains.

06-16-2011, 04:41 PM
The Crowne Plaza where Bishie Con was had a beautiful giant Christmas tree in the lobby that was great for pictures. Otherwise, it's a pretty hotel but nothing terribly special.

There used to be a REALLY cool hotel where OMGcon was held in Paducah. It was torn down a couple of years ago, though.

Golly, most of the cons I go to are in places that aren't terribly good for pictures, though now I know about the forest next to ACEN (how did I not see it for six years?).

06-16-2011, 06:08 PM

This is the interior of the Rosemont Convention Centre's main ball room area. Classy places are rarely used for cosplay shots, but I have a ton of ideas for this one. I was unable to do any at ACEN this year, but with at least one additional con there this year there is another chance.

The Ren Center in Detroit

and McCormick Place Annex in Chicago are both dream shot areas.

...... I know about the forest next to ACEN (how did I not see it for six years?).

This is a great area for shots, but some cosplayers consider it scary. I've been trying to wrangle a few Call of Duty cosplayers to do some shots there, but they tend to chicken out. Ironically, a group of Sailormoon Cosplayers had no problem going there.