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Ginnychan
06-21-2004, 02:48 PM
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a good time at Anime Next, and that if you didn't, you make sure your ideas for improvement are heard, so that next year, the con can be better.

But I have a small request - I've noticed many people have been saying things like "This person didn't deserve to win" or "These judges didn't know what they're doing" or "These staffers sucked."

I am 101% for opinions and expressing them! But please remember - many people on this board were at the convention themselves, and were among the winners, the judges, and the staffers people are complaining about.

I can understand complaining and venting about bad staffers, they shouldn't behave that way. But as for the judges and the winners...Please be nice, people. The judges all have their own reasons for picking who they did, and some of those reasons might require an extremely close view, inspection, and analyzation on the costume or skit, something which very few people besides the judges get to do. The winners, whether you realize it or not, all worked really hard themselves to do whatever it is they did. You don't know everything that they did, and that they went through to pull together their costume,presentation, etc. I'm sorry if you feel that you should have recieved an award - believe me, I know how you feel, I've been through it many times myself. But there is a reason for everything, and if you didn't win here, there will be other times. Nobody has talked about me personally (...yet), but I know I would be extremely hurt if someone said those sort of things to me, particularly if they don't know whole story about what I went through to get my awards.

Anyway, this is just a request for people to 1) Be polite when expressing their opinions and 2) Keep in mind that the person you are writing about might be reading what you say. I'm not in any way saying do not express your opinions or vent your frustrations, but please watch how you are doing it.

sailorrikku
06-21-2004, 02:52 PM
You have a point

Maester Seymour
06-21-2004, 02:54 PM
Thank you.

Sorahana
06-21-2004, 03:01 PM
Thanks for pointing all that out. I am getting tired of the con drama and how people are treating each other. Cosplay=fun, not criticism and bashing. Can everyone just try and get along?

visulstimultion
06-21-2004, 03:14 PM
God Gin, i couldn't agree with you more. i think everybody who won did a damn good job on their skits and their costumes. i hate when a masquerade becomes pollitical and biased and i think everybody had an equally fair chance at Animenext. congratulations to the winners, and excellent job to everyone who participated, because you sure as hell have ALOT more guts for even entering than i ever will.

TheAnarCHris
06-21-2004, 03:41 PM
Well I posted the things I found were wrong with aN on my own thread and they were of all different school, so that's cool. But what I forgot to do is give props to said G-Chan, who managed to rock both the masquerade and the AMVs. Congrads again, both of ur works rock, but reminder, u and ur Bf are mine once I get that Bebop skit up and running one of these years,lol.

Jrocker_Dix
06-21-2004, 04:54 PM
You have great points, and I agree with you.. I wish some cosplay outfits were given more credit for the hard work put into them, but then again, if a person is particularly pissed, there isn't much helping the fact they'd want to vent it.

Thanks for making the post tho. ^^

Poisonous Intent
06-21-2004, 05:01 PM
I think all the winners extremely deserved their awards and that the judges made all the right decisions. Most of the people who were bashing the judges either were jealous or worked extremely hard on there skit and where disappoionted. Congratulations on best presentation!

VampyreMiyu
06-21-2004, 05:41 PM
Thanks! I know I was a little upset by some of the remarks and they were only for the Masquerade judging. Hall costumes hasn't gotten bashed yet but we're due for something.

~Valerie

Ginnychan
06-22-2004, 10:59 AM
Thanks to those who agree, although it's sad to wake up and find more posts where people continue the rudeness.

It's very sad, but I experienced and witnessed more rudeness at this convention then I had ever seen at any other. I personally did not experience a lot of staff rudeness, but I've heard stories. I've also heard stories about attendees being rude to staffers. Not to mention several people made remarks that I did not think were necessary. One Sanosuke had the balls to go up to my boyfriend and say "Yeah, I'd make such a better Sanji then you." And now all the drama over the winners.

Was there something in the water at the hotel (when you could get it?)

But on another note...Thank you to everyone who congradulated me....Saturday night was a stunning night for me. And Chris, you totally have us for the Bebop skit!!

tempest_strife
06-22-2004, 07:17 PM
Thank you. I'm almost afraid to say anything at this point for fear of being ripped apart... I'm working of typing an in deph legnthy summary of how things went down, so please be patient... And don't hurt me...

Mythril
06-22-2004, 08:45 PM
I was really proud of anyone who had the guts to even get up on stage - I don't have the boldness required... But I am really proud of the winners! People are always going to be frustrated if THEY didn't win though -- you are damned if you and damned it you don't - know what I mean?

-- BUT... i won't stop to say that the con was poorly organized, and SOME of the staffers were just plain mean. (while others couldn't do enough for you)... but it comes with the con, you know? Any con is going to have its goods and bads...

lol, and Ginny, I think we were stuck in the elevator a few times together! lol... i was the girl in pink with the funky stuffed animal traveling with the boy with a big white bow and giant moon staff :p

Lil
06-22-2004, 09:19 PM
See... instead of getting angry and loud the staffers should have used their heads.

EX.... Single file masquerade line:

Problem= changing a wall of people into a single file line.

Solutions=
1. should have had rope and sign set up a head of time.

2. Instead of shouting for people to squeeze in when there was no room, Have 1 person Move the person of the back of the line down. During have 2 more people moving people in politly : "ok can you move in here? How many to your group? Can you all squeeze in this gap?" As space becomes available.

Silence Glaive
06-22-2004, 11:31 PM
Ginny- Thank you for backing our decisions. The awards were not easy to decide on this year, there were many skits that deserved to win, but I feel the 4 of us made the right decisions.

On the subject of the delays and lines, we have already begun planning the necessary improvements.

neoangelwink
06-23-2004, 12:15 AM
very will said. also con grate great job ^_^ really in joy amv and skit.

hikura
06-23-2004, 03:33 PM
This is to the people are bitching how bad the con was.You have options.They are get your off your asses and help(aka volunteering) to make the con better or two do not go to the con if you do not like it.I am sick of listening to people about how bad the judging(for the masquerade) was or rude the staff was.The staff was not rude they are doing their job.You try to deal that many people with a limited staff and see how you handle it.Plus the staff has to deal with the hotel and state fire regulations.So put it simple volunteer and the con will better for everyone.Otherwise zip it and do not let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.True i did not volunteer myself but starting next year once again i am going to start again volunteering myself to the cons to help out.Plus if you want to see the con better make suggestions in a civilized way,otherwise zip it.I am sick of the garbage that people are spewing.I personally do not care if ADMIN or the staff of Animenext yell at me for the above statement or if i come off as a bastard.

KaineMaxwell
06-23-2004, 03:45 PM
Either help out on staff next time or don't go to the con if you're not happy.

Lil
06-23-2004, 03:51 PM
Sorry If you thought I was saying the con was bad. I really enjoyed myself. I just think the staffers lost their cool when dealing with large crowds... The only problem I personally delt with was the line for Masq. and Richard Cox. At first they were lining up inside, then outside for Cox. So when we were first inline rather than having an escourt to still be first it was a mad jumble and then we were 40th in line. You all had a right to be frustrated, but some more planning and thinking would have kept things a bit under control.

More ideas: One really good idea at Wizard World was have a Sign for the person at the end of the line reading: "I'm last in line for... dealers room", Or Just simply... "I'm soooo LAST" so you can re-use it.

I will have to say the best run line was dealers room because you had space to manage it. It was just a simple case of too many people, too little space. I think it's time to look into bigger hotels since you guys are definatly growing. Can't stay small forever it seems ;) Actually the hotel the year before seemed to be set up right that crowds were easier to control. But it was further away. :..(


This is to the people are bitching how bad the con was.You have options.They are get your off your asses and help(aka volunteering) to make the con better or two do not go to the con if you do not like it.I am sick of listening to people about how bad the judging(for the masquerade) was or rude the staff was.The staff was not rude they are doing their job.You try to deal that many people with a limited staff and see how you handle it.Plus the staff has to deal with the hotel and state fire regulations.So put it simple volunteer and the con will better for everyone.Otherwise zip it and do not let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.True i did not volunteer myself but starting next year once again i am going to start again volunteering myself to the cons to help out.Plus if you want to see the con better make suggestions in a civilized way,otherwise zip it.I am sick of the garbage that people are spewing.I personally do not care if ADMIN or the staff of Animenext yell at me for the above statement or if i come off as a bastard.

Ravien
06-26-2004, 04:58 PM
Ginny,

This is *somewhat* off topic but I think your reaction to winning the AMV award should get its own award for best reaction lol

You expressed so many emotions in one minute...I thought you were going to explode.

Congratulations :)