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TeamRocketFan
06-23-2004, 10:48 AM
Did you see this?
A free anime convention...in Las Vegas, Nevada...If I can get of Seattle, peoples we can all go together in...I may fly from here to there. If I decide to go.

www.animevegas.com

Here is the information site...

My past cons/costumes:
1-Sakura-con 2003 (my Pokemon character Kohana)
2-Big Apple Anime Fest 2003 (James from Team Rocket)
3-Neckocon 2003 (Inuyasha, Kagome, James)
4-Sakura-con 2004 (James, Inuyasha, and Misty)
5-Orlando Anime Festival? Anime Vegas or Kumoricon..don't know yet
6-Sakura-con 2005 (James with Victreebel, Kikyo, Inuyasha)

Tenshi
06-23-2004, 05:41 PM
There's already a thread about this somewhere, although it's understandable you probably missed it. It's under, "Why doesn't Vegas have an anime con?" or something to that effect."

But anyways, yes! A con in Vegas! Score one for us! We welcome you with open arms. I'm the cosplay contest director, and I'm working on getting some rules up in the next couple of days (I have AX preps to do too :/). It's going to be a very small con most likely, but aren't the greatest cons the smallest? ^^

jinnai
07-06-2004, 11:54 AM
off topic, but you are CUTE!

is this you? (http://www.fansview.com/2004/animeexpo/0705d50009.jpg)

Tenshi
07-06-2004, 01:46 PM
Nope, that's Lafiel, but she's in the same costume (and same wig!) as me ^_^.

jinnai
07-06-2004, 10:09 PM
XD cool! I was at the last av meetup! i was too shy to say hi... :lost:

Tenshi
07-07-2004, 10:32 AM
^_^ Don't be shy, because I'm probably *just* as shy and I'll have trouble saying hi too ^_-. Robbie (Chrno) and I don't bite, really we don't ^^.

RikkuX
07-07-2004, 04:57 PM
I'm definitely looking forward to Anime Vegas - and whomever decided to make it free is a genius ^^

Lisa Honeychan
07-07-2004, 11:47 PM
Nice, i'm really jazzed about this con! I've been to my fair share of cons over the past 10 or so years*coughcough** and FREE is allways good! How the heck is the con able to make it free, tho? I'm not complaining, mind you..^_^

Tenshi
07-08-2004, 12:54 AM
Because Rich, the guy who is running it, is the most awesome person EVER :heart:. I'll let him explain it further if he would like ^^.

jinnai
07-08-2004, 02:37 AM
yay! its HONEY CHAN!!! XD!! Please go to Anime Vegas!! Banzai!

I'm spinning anime tunes at the anime.meetup.com booth! after Anime Vegas, I'm off to Oni-Con in Texas to DJ at their dance! yay! :jjacks:

i'll try to say hi to you Tenshi... eek! :blushes: :love:

Rich should be a VA....hehe!

jinnai
07-08-2004, 12:31 PM
O.o! Anime Vegas BANNER!!! Where can I steal a copy???

Tenshi
07-08-2004, 12:54 PM
I made it, feel free to use it. But please save it to your own webhosting -- my gallery site takes up enough of my bandwidth :P.

http://www.interstellar-beams.net/forums/bigbanner.gif

If you want to use it on a dark BG, change that file name to bigbanner2.gif, and it'll have a lighter border.

jinnai
07-08-2004, 01:02 PM
XD yay! thankies!

jinnai
07-15-2004, 01:11 AM
Anyone going to the screening this saturday?

ZiggyB
07-15-2004, 05:28 PM
Ok, there's a few of these threads popping up now.

I'm going to go ahead and make this the "Main" Anime Vegas thread and change the thread topic to reflect that. :)

Oh yah, the original thread about an anime convention in Las Vegas, NV is located here:

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=1038

jinnai
07-15-2004, 06:27 PM
Yay! Thanks Ziggy!

Seig Warheit
07-15-2004, 07:18 PM
Hmm as Quisty was saying, it would be fun to go. I think I might go if funds permit...

fireyillusion
07-16-2004, 10:10 PM
oooo yay!!! vegas...only a 4 hour drive :P but I plan on being there!

jinnai
07-17-2004, 02:14 AM
Horray! Please attend! ^_^

Jubei-chan
07-31-2004, 04:58 AM
Question ... the main site doesnt detail what the nearest hotels are? The map on the site makes all the surroundings look kinda far. I wouldn't mind walking, but would like to avoid it if I can ... esp. in costume. If anyone can shed light on that ... much appreciated!

Tenshi
07-31-2004, 11:42 AM
Try this link: http://www.cityreservations.com/moreplaces/cashman_center_hotels.html

Looks like the closest hotel is a Best Western ^_^.

Lisa Honeychan
07-31-2004, 02:19 PM
Yes, that Best Western is the closest "hotel" to Cashman Field's convention center. It's VERY crappy tho, and the neighborhood is shady. Not a place where I would personally stay, but that's just me. Official downtown Vegas hotels with an attached casino would be nicer, but keep in mind, if your under 21..You cannot check into any hotel with gambling on property. So, if your 18-20 years old, you might just have to stay at the BW. Call your interested hotel about age requirments.

jinnai
07-31-2004, 03:32 PM
hmm...never ventured to such an area...good thing my house is 30 min away!

StabbityBlkMage
08-01-2004, 02:26 AM
i cant believe this is going to be a free con. I'll see everyone there then.

Frostey
08-02-2004, 09:56 AM
Yeah i cant wayte me and a few of myt friends are rode tripping out there and gonna celabrate my 18thy birthday at animeveges. it will be grate. i cant wate to meet some new people. hopeflly make some new friends.

HowiePoof
08-07-2004, 03:34 PM
I'd love to go to Anime Vegas but I'm too broke -_- My girlfriend wants to go and she's been dropping hints (very obvious hints) about it. It seems like all the odds are stacked up against me. Labor Day weekend is going to be traffic hell driving to and from Vegas. A 4 hour drive will become a 12 hour drive like nothing -_- And money... argh. I wanna go but hotel and gas and stuff @_@ I'll have to wait that extra little month until Ani-Magic to get my con fix I guess.

Lady Saya
08-07-2004, 04:14 PM
I'm definately going!! I live in Henderson and I know where Cashman center is(it's sorta near my high school)... :thumbsup: And it's gonna be my first anime con too!

jinnai
08-11-2004, 03:48 PM
horray! they updated the site's look! ^^

Tenshi
08-11-2004, 06:03 PM
Do you like the layout? ^^ It's quite plain but I think it looks nice :).

The con is growing closer! We all have our cosplay schedules planned out, right? XD Here's what I'll be wearing:

Rosette -- Chrno Crusade (with Chrno and possibly Azmaria)
12-year-old Rosette -- Chrno Crusade (with Grave Chrno)
Edward -- Final Fantasy IV

Also, anyone who's entering the costume contest: make sure to print out the contest form and bring reference pictures!

StabbityBlkMage
08-11-2004, 06:58 PM
I'll just have my new modified wolfwood cosplay. Like nothing you've seen. I'll probably have to enter my nadesico costume since its the only legal costume in this contest.

Im so sad that there are no originals allowed, so BOO for that. Hahaha, hope to see everyone there.

jinnai
08-11-2004, 08:16 PM
is there an enterance to cashman through maryland ave?

StabbityBlkMage
08-11-2004, 09:11 PM
Is there going to be a place i can donate to at Anime Vegas? I'd rather give a check to someone rather than send it.

It's one of my idosyncrisies.

Tenshi
08-12-2004, 12:50 AM
Come to the Anime Vegas monthly anime show at the West Charleston Library. This month it will be August 21st. Just ask for Rich ^^. Plus, if you come on the 21st show, your donated money can be used for raffle tickets! Check out the other Anime Vegas page at http://www.animevegas.net

Sorry, but most anime conventions don't allow original costumes. One of the important parts to judging a cosplay contest is to see how well the entrant recreated the character. You can't do that with an original costume ^^.

jinnai
08-12-2004, 03:24 AM
Was it the 21st?

Ganguro
08-12-2004, 10:04 AM
I believe so Jinnai..
*waves* howdy ya'll...

Tenshi
08-12-2004, 11:31 AM
I was close! Sorry! *goes to edit post* ^^;;

Ganguro
08-12-2004, 06:59 PM
it's ok!
Hey Tenshi.. why arent you part of Vegas' Cosplay meetup?
I know I would loove to get into it *cries*


*points to the big goose-egg in his cosplay column*

fireyillusion
08-13-2004, 01:23 AM
hey :) I was just wondering what everyone was wearing to anime vegas?
I'll might wear my Hitomi (doa) costume, unless I can get a chobits costume done in time.....

anime_firelight
08-13-2004, 01:36 AM
I'm so pshyced to go to the Anime Vegas Con!! I probably won't get to cosplay as a Rinoa or a Rinoa in Squall's clothes (since it's sooo friggin hot.... and it would be a miracle if I did.) I'm also a newbie and I'm just hyped to see you guys at the first ever Vegas con. I'd like to meet some of you interesting cosplayers... even though I'm a shy one. I'll bust out that day. See you guys then.

jinnai
08-13-2004, 07:31 PM
hey :) I was just wondering what everyone was wearing to anime vegas?
I'll might wear my Hitomi (doa) costume, unless I can get a chobits costume done in time.....


Im a cosplay n00b, so im going wal-mart style and cosplay as hale from hale + guu --------> http://carnage.fanfic.org/hareandguu.jpg (the one on the left)

i still need the wig lol

"LIVE @ anime vegas....DJ HALE!!! Spinning them Jungle anime tunes! OMFG XD"

Emiko
08-13-2004, 09:18 PM
^Hey, if I can go to Anime Vegas, I might go as Guu! I'm planning to make her costume next. I'll look for you! :)

jinnai
08-13-2004, 10:09 PM
YAY!!!!

It wont be hard to find me....i'm the dj at the anime meetup booth.

Maryssa
08-13-2004, 10:31 PM
I might stop by for a little while since I will be in town.

Lady Saya
08-15-2004, 06:05 PM
I wonder if Circus Circus would let cosplayers in to the adventure dome after the con...

Tenshi
08-16-2004, 01:00 AM
I would email them, but I believe costumes are only allowed there when they turn it into the Scream Dome, or whatever it's called around Halloween.

Ganguro
08-16-2004, 07:17 AM
is that a security issue? i wonder why not?
Maybe.. 'll war my "tourist" costume ^_^

Actually i was seriously considering Faust from GGX.. but I might have to settle for some anime themed normal clothes because of time constraints

Lady Saya
08-16-2004, 11:38 AM
I would email them, but I believe costumes are only allowed there when they turn it into the Scream Dome, or whatever it's called around Halloween.
Aww...Too bad. I wish the con was around Halloween. :(

anime_firelight
08-24-2004, 04:38 AM
I'm going as a Rinoa and It's my first time cosplaying. Since this is the first AniCon in Vegas... How big do you guys think this con's gonna be? I'm quite anxious to go to my first ever con. Could I possibly glomp (more like hug... rather than fiercely assault) any of you? lol

Lisa Honeychan
08-24-2004, 04:50 AM
Well, I know for SURE you can wear costumes at the Hilton's Star Trek Expierience. I've done it before, and well..We all in costune wierded-out the "local Ferengi" that was employed to amuse the mundanes while eating at Quark's Bar. Good memories there!

Hmmm..The more I look at their web-site, the more i'm expecting this to be a SMALL con. They don't have a large dealer's room, and only one video-showing room, but I know all cons have to start somewhere! I'm hoping to go for a few hours, early Saturday, and maybe back on Monday.

Be forwarned: I'm more than likely NOT going to be cosplaying. No real desire for it. Plus, this heat! YUCK, it makes me not want to even think about it. ^_^

Tenshi
08-24-2004, 11:16 AM
It's perfectly ok to glomp people as long as you ask their permission first ^^. You risk offending someone or possibly breaking their costume if you don't ask first.

And yeah, it's definitely going to be small. Just like Lisa said, we all have to start somewhere. But I have a few updates to make to the site today that should make everyone happy! ^^

StabbityBlkMage
08-24-2004, 12:46 PM
I don't mind if it's a small con. It's actually more fun that way. I just need A/C.... I'm not made for desert heat.

anime_firelight
08-24-2004, 08:25 PM
Yeah... it's gonna be hot in vegas. But don't worry too much about the heat. You'll be indoors ^-^ and A/C is very popular in the desert. Since it's the first con... I guess it'll be small... but that's OK. I'm not really the type to just pounce on a stranger =3 and of course I'll ask first ^.~.

jinnai
08-25-2004, 02:09 AM
actually, the temp has gone down a bit.....to the low/mid 90's

Lady Saya
08-27-2004, 10:55 AM
Yeah...It'll probably won't be as hot as it was.That's a good thing,cause I can come out of my house now!!

jinnai
08-27-2004, 05:11 PM
Ok, so whos going to help setup on friday the 3rd?

rcstott
08-27-2004, 10:25 PM
Howdy!

Yes the convention is one week away and I have a few updates for you.

Volunteers (or anyone that wants to help with the con) can arrive on Friday anytime after 3:00 PM. I will have a little work for you to do (not too much). The dealers will be coming in to set up and we can help them bring in their merchandise. I will need some help setting up my equipment and stuffing registration bags (Central Park Media sent us out 300 bags, say thanks to Steve Mita at CPM). So just stop by the Cashman Center (north meeting rooms) on Sept. 3rd after 3:00 PM.

All of the Guest have now confirmed, so check out who is coming at www.animevegas.com/guest.html .

Saturday will be the best day as (the schedule is not yet out but I should get it posted to the site tomorrow) the guests scheduled for that day are:

The "Case Closed" actors (FUNimation) are scheduled from Noon to 3:00.
The "Consumed", "Building 12", "Misfile" artists (Eigomanga) group plus Jonathan C. Osbourne (voice actor, man of 1000 deaths) in from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (in the dealers room).

Over in the Screening Room, The Big Cartoon Show from Cartoon Mogul is on from 4:00 to 5:30 PM, followed by our Cosplay Fashion Show (Thanks Robert and Heather), from 6:00 until Close.

On Sunday, Our Guest in the Dealers Room are from ADV (Samantha), 4 Kids (Megan) and Rightstuf (Rich, no not me) from Noon to 3:00 PM.

Then at 5:00 the AMV Exibition is in the Screening room followed by a short Panel, (Thanks to Chris) until closing time at 6:00 PM

Monday we get to catch a little sleep, but be close to the Dealer's room at noon as Adam Van Wyk (Teen Titans Animation Story Artist), will be here sketching and signing from Noon to 2:00 PM. At 4:00 we close, call it a weekend and start looking to 2005!

Speaking of the 2005 show, I have been busy working on it too, and here are a few scribbles to tempt you into coming back for next year's even larger event.

I have pencilled in the exhibit hall for the 25 to 50 dealers, plus room for artists, guests, art shows, auctions, and whatever else we might want to think up (about 50,000 sq. ft. of room). I have it as a two day con, Saturday and Sunday right now, pending on the turn out this year.

I am also and holding all the meeting rooms for panels, screenings and what ever else. I thought an Anime Swap Meet would be fun too (bring something anime to trade, maybe do this on Friday in one of the meeting rooms). The Theatre is available as well for Cos-play and/or concerts.

I am looking at the Badges and thought the flip side is a good place for 25 to 50 round circles for stamps from the dealers. One stamp from each dealer you purchase an item from. Once the badge is full you bring it to the Redemption area and pull a lottery ball. The lottery ball is good for a prize from DVDs, Manga, CDs, Art, Figures, Toys, and anything else Anime related. Once you get all 25 or 50 dealers to stamp it, and get your lottery ball and cash it in for a prize we stamp "WINNER" on the front of the badge. Sound like fun? We have a year to plan.

So for all those interested in next year too, start emailing in ideas and comments after the convention, so we can make next year's event even better!

Thanks,

(long winded) Rich

StabbityBlkMage
08-28-2004, 12:22 AM
I'm arriving on friday at (hopefully) 4pm. I'm not taking my own car because I can't fit everyone in it. I'll try to come if I can.... what's the latest you'll need people really?

Also, I've neglected to send in my papers for my badge. I can just pick it up at con right?....right? *poke*

Feh, I'll send it in tomorrow (Saturday)

Excited,
N.D Wolfwood

Lady Saya
08-28-2004, 03:09 PM
I dunno what time my friend and I will show up.Probably really early.I can't control my excitement for the con!Whoo!!

Tenshi
08-30-2004, 11:39 PM
Hey everyone, be sure to watch Kool Kollectables' TV show this Saturday morning! It's at 6:30 AM on UPN. My boyfriend and I appeared on the show to advertise Anime Vegas, and we're dressed up as Rosette and Chrno. I'll probably look like a big fat geek but it's my 15 minutes of fame! XD

Shiya Wind
08-31-2004, 04:08 AM
Going to Anime Vegas will be my bday gift X33 Can't wait. This will be my second time cosplaying. I just hope I get a costume done in time. Can't wait X3!!

jinnai
09-01-2004, 12:35 PM
d00d! sweet!

The con is 3 days away! (2 if you count friday)

rcstott
09-02-2004, 04:34 PM
The Vice President Dick Cheney will be at the Cashman Center tomorrow. I am arranging with DeAnn Stoney now to allow us in before 10:00 AM. If you cannot make it here by 10:00 AM please stop by after 3:30 PM. The roads will be closed from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please enter the show after 3:30 PM at the north east end of the center. If you come in at 9:00 AM to help, you will not be allowed to leave the Center or move around into different areas of the center until about 4:00 PM. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

Rich

Lady Saya
09-03-2004, 07:07 PM
Whee!!The con starts tomorrow!! It'll be easy to find me cause I'll have my friend with me.She told me she may or maynot wear her costume though.I hope she does.

arlnee
09-03-2004, 07:54 PM
I am looking forward to this convention, I just lost my job but the trip's paid for so I'm enjoying myself dangitall. I will be dressed as a tonberry :rockon: and would love to have pictures taken with any other FF characters. I was going to go as Quina but it's way too complicated at this stage of my sewing capabilities; maybe next year?

I'm relieved to hear there's apparently a decent sized fan community down in Vegas, as I'm relocating there sometime this fall. Yay!

Oh, and I'll with my goddaughter, who will be dressed as A Little Snow Fairy Sugar. Man, that costume took forever, it looked so darn simple on the DVD cover :rolleyes: we were supposed to have it together for San Diego Comicon but no such luck, even with us both working on it...

Just realized they may not allow me on the plane with the plastic chef's knife... I mean, there's no edge on it at all! It glows in the dark for cryin' out loud... and I don't want them messing with the tonberry head. Maybe put it in the other bag we know we have to check anyway?

Anyway, anybody, if you see a tonberry say hi and I'll be glad to give you a *doink!* :thumbsup: (hey, that's NOT what I meant!) Looking forward to having fun for once...

Lady Saya
09-04-2004, 10:29 AM
I'm probably gonna anooy alot of people today.No on purpose.It's a habit.If I annoy you to death forgive me.I probably had way too many cupcakes for dessert.I'm not going at 10 AM,but I'll arrive at 1 PM.(Cause I got someone coming to me house) Grr...Umm....Hope to see everyone there!

Quisty_Quest
09-04-2004, 05:51 PM
Im worn out from the heat!!!! im going to sleep

Lady Saya
09-04-2004, 05:59 PM
I just got home.I couldn't find my friend anywhere!! :(

Shiya Wind
09-04-2004, 08:07 PM
I'm only going for Sunday and Monday. I have no one to go with. So I shall be wandering aimlessly by myself X3;; Oh well.

Lady Saya
09-04-2004, 10:20 PM
I sorta wandered around aimlessly today. :lost: *Le sigh*

jinnai
09-04-2004, 10:57 PM
dang! awesome turnout today!

thank you VERY much for visiting today! hope to see you guys tomorrow!

Lady Saya
09-04-2004, 11:00 PM
It was fun watching everyone dance. I didn't say hi to you,Jinnai!! I was so frustrated today.Argh...

jinnai
09-04-2004, 11:06 PM
my god the macarena? in front of me?!

THAT was UNEXPECTED.

oh yeah...i was cosplaying as hale from hale and guu......if anyone noticed.

Lady Saya
09-04-2004, 11:18 PM
They did the macarena?I missed that.Hmmm.I could have taken a pic of that.OH well...

jinnai
09-04-2004, 11:24 PM
what great people... i even waved bye to a lot of attendees outside!

Ganguro
09-05-2004, 12:11 AM
I ogled..
*shakes head*
nooo.. minors!!
where's the " early 20's" cosplayers?
:)

oh vell..

Not this con, but im definately getting a costume ready for my next one.

This con, i'll be "the anime meetup guy"

:bigtu:

rcstott
09-05-2004, 01:23 AM
WOW! I was totally impressed with todays turnout. I will see everyone tomorrow.

Thanks,

Rich

jinnai
09-05-2004, 09:37 AM
Hey Ganguro, your Naruto game was a HIT!

Pretty awesome to fill up the far back of the dealers room with so many attendees lol

jinnai
09-05-2004, 11:13 PM
Another great day! Thanks to all those who were at our anime.meetup.com booth!

Lisa Honeychan
09-06-2004, 03:00 AM
I came to the con on Sunday, about 1:30. Suprised by the good turnout, but boy...Did I feel OLD when I got there. There was about 1/2 the Vegas teenage population it seemed at it!

Was pissed about one dealer (when you walked in, he was on the right-hand side, selling One Piece plushies) trying to gouge prices on Hong Kong bootleg CD's. Sorry, but i've bought more than my share of them to know NOBODY sells them for $30!! Try 10-12$, tops. I hope nobody bought from him, really. His plushies, the small UFO catcher dolls, for $20?? No way, Jose.

Other than that, I had a decent time, and will be looking forwards to next year's event. Might even want to volunteer for a day, in the video room.

Kudos go out, Vegas FINALLY has an anime con! *cheers*

Lisa Honeychan

KinipelaMalia
09-06-2004, 03:18 AM
I went to the Con Saturday afternoon...it was a good turn out and it was my first CON!!! I took my son with me too, I dressed him in this CUTE kung fu outfit I had bought my nephew when he was a year old...and when I added the touch of a Luna hat I just have to say I WISH I HAD MY CAMERA!!!!! I'm hoping someone took a picture of him cause we didnt stay tooo long...he was getting fussy....but I loved being at my first CON and sharing it with my son VERY MUCH!!!!!

Ganguro
09-06-2004, 07:59 AM
Glad you guys/ gals enjoyed con.. Tomorrow will proally be a slow day being the last day.. but feel free to stop by... We've had CRAZY attendance.. like about 5X the expected turnout.. so that was good.. I know Rich is happy..
We're already talking about next year, and trying to keep it as cheap as possible for kids and attendees.. So.. Thank you again for comming out!

As far as dealer prices go.. what is a Con without price gouging?.. I mean, they've got ya by the short and curlies there...

Actually the CD's i bought from him were 2 for 25 and 4 pins for 10 bucks.. i also bought a UFO for 25, but it was pretty big.. not the smaller ones so maybe he lowered his prices sometime yesterday...

Anywho.. next year.. more dealers, hopefully lower prices.. more selection.
If you really want a good deal for your money.. PLEASE PLEASE Support Hoteiya Las Vegas. They have great region 2 DVDs that seem pricey, but are actually cheaper than they sell in Japan by about 30%. They also have some CUTE shirts for 15 bucks.. and they carry XXXtra large sizes for fatties like me ^__^. Here's a link to their webstore just in case you cant make it tomorrow...today....whatever... http://www.hoteiyalv.com/

On a somewhat unrelated con note.. there is a Manga/ Anime store oin MEadows mall named Otaku Nation, Next to Waldenbooks and MACY'S on the second floor that is struggling to stay open. Stop by and lend a few bucks, or swipe of the credit card to help em out! Last time i was there, it was buy 4 get one free!

Lady Saya
09-06-2004, 02:20 PM
I went to the Con Saturday afternoon...it was a good turn out and it was my first CON!!! I took my son with me too, I dressed him in this CUTE kung fu outfit I had bought my nephew when he was a year old...and when I added the touch of a Luna hat I just have to say I WISH I HAD MY CAMERA!!!!! I'm hoping someone took a picture of him cause we didnt stay tooo long...he was getting fussy....but I loved being at my first CON and sharing it with my son VERY MUCH!!!!!

I saw you and your son.He was adorable in the Luna hat.I didn't take a piccy though,even though I kept bugging my mom to take pic after pic.I feel guilty for doing that. :(

KinipelaMalia
09-06-2004, 06:53 PM
Yea! I remember you! I loved your Kari outfit! I have been planning sooooo long to buy Kingdom hearts but i just cant yet. Dont worry about the picture we'll be there next year ^_^

Lady Saya
09-06-2004, 06:55 PM
Yea! I remember you! I loved your Kari outfit! I have been planning sooooo long to buy Kingdom hearts but i just cant yet. Dont worry about the picture we'll be there next year ^_^
Aww thank you!Too bad I'll be moving this or next year.I'm not sure if I'll be there next year. T_T

Tenshi
09-06-2004, 07:49 PM
Thanks to everyone for a great con! We couldn't have asked for things to run any smoother!

The costume contest had an AMAZING turnout. I was expecting no more than 20. . .and got over 30 entries! Everyone did a wonderful job ad-libbing on stage ^_^. I'm also happy to say that we finished 15 minutes BEFORE schedule! Thank you so much to all of the cosplayers!

And a BIG thank you to Tristen Citrine and Claire Rose, our super surprise judges!

I will have lots of pictures and a list of all the winners within the next week. . .but I'm far too tired to work on all that now *zzzzzz*

StabbityBlkMage
09-06-2004, 10:09 PM
Hi,

If anyone has pictures of us (Vash & Wolfwood) please send them my way. I kinda don't have any for my gallery.

XOXO,
N.D Wolfwood

Tenshi
09-06-2004, 10:38 PM
http://www.interstellar-beams.net/randomness/trigun1.jpg
http://www.interstellar-beams.net/randomness/trigun2.jpg
http://www.interstellar-beams.net/randomness/trigun3.jpg
http://www.interstellar-beams.net/randomness/trigun4.jpg

Not the best pics ever, but there are some ^^. I'm sure my friend will have more, and of much better quality (he was the tall blonde guy taking pictures of everything XD).

StabbityBlkMage
09-07-2004, 12:54 AM
Hi,

Thanks for the linkage!
I'm assuming he's the one wanting to make that vash suit. Good luck to him on that little project. I had a blast at Anime Vegas. Too bad you didn't anticipate the HUGE show. I mean 200 people? I'm pretty sure there was WAY more than that! I'm pretty sure this con will have no problems growing at an exponential rate. I just hate that security guard that kept telling me to "SHHH" I mean...it's a con...not a library.

Thanks,
N.D Wolfwood

jinnai
09-07-2004, 04:19 AM
That's odd....Nobody told me to "SHHH" when i was DJing! I had the volume on full blast! XD

StabbityBlkMage
09-07-2004, 02:25 PM
Yeah,

she only did that nonsense when you were in the halls surrounding the exhibit hall.

I hate her...
N.D Wolfwood

Talisaya
09-07-2004, 03:07 PM
We made the trip up from San Diego and had an absolute blast! Didn't cosplay this time, but next year... who knows :reverse:

Lady Saya
09-07-2004, 06:08 PM
Hi,

If anyone has pictures of us (Vash & Wolfwood) please send them my way. I kinda don't have any for my gallery.

XOXO,
N.D Wolfwood

I have a pic of you guys (without me in the pic)And one in my gallery that you can use.And my mom told me about you and the security guards telling you to 'shh...'

rcstott
09-07-2004, 07:04 PM
On the road again...Thanks for all the great responses to the con. I was just as amazed as everyone when I saw the attendance. And Thanks to the Anime Vegas Staff and Volunteers for making this a great little show (Mike, Robert, Heather, George and Chris you did awesome work!) Also thanks to Warren for spinning the songs and Tony for the cool video games and the contest.

Look to next year in the Exhibitor's Hall (50,000 sq. feet) and the meeting rooms for panels, guests, gaming, dances, swap meets and anything else we can think of. Again all comments are welcome by emailing info@animevegas.com.

Rich

|<ingMag
09-07-2004, 08:43 PM
Someone PLEASE tell me you have them.. also...I was wolfwood on sat. So if anyone has any pictures at all please PM me or respond..

Domo.

jinnai
09-08-2004, 12:03 AM
I can only say this....

RICH IS GOD.

anime_firelight
09-08-2004, 12:06 AM
T-T I went on Monday... it was soo sad. Only a few people were there... 3 dealers.. maybe less than 20 cosplayers (i.e. inuyasha, chi, rinoa, squall, alice, and a few others)... oh gy mosh... I also broke out in hives on Sunday. Monday... I was an itchy Rinoa. I soo could have gone on Saturday if I found someone to take me there. I missed out >.< Hopefully... I won't screw up next time.

My first Con lasted for less than an hour. Not so great of a first time experience =P
^-^ I can try again next time... as Gojiyo from Saiyuki...or wear the rinoa thing again...

jinnai
09-08-2004, 12:24 AM
Yeah, monday is kinda the slow day for all cons. The best days are the first two.

Frostey
09-08-2004, 03:15 AM
well just got back form vegas. i was haku. (the real oen not the water copy). trying to find all the pictures form the con as i can.

jtnishi
09-08-2004, 12:04 PM
Someone PLEASE tell me you have them.. also...I was wolfwood on sat. So if anyone has any pictures at all please PM me or respond..

Domo.

Don't worry. I'm sure some people have pics to post yet. ;)

jinnai
09-08-2004, 12:19 PM
Hello all,

Hope you can attend our anime meetup tomorrow at borders on sahara and decatur around 8:00. We will be talking about the con, how to improve it, what you liked about it and what you didnt like and other random things.

And...don't forget the Anime Vegas screening on september 18 @ the CCSN Library on Charleston! It's the 2nd anniversary of Anime Vegas!

Lady Saya
09-08-2004, 05:48 PM
Someone PLEASE tell me you have them.. also...I was wolfwood on sat. So if anyone has any pictures at all please PM me or respond..

Domo.

I think I got a piccy of you from Saturday...I'll have to check my pics,okee dokee?

Winter Divinity
09-08-2004, 06:17 PM
Hey anime firelight, I wanted to see your Rinoa costume, sadly I didn't come on Monday. Does anyone remember me? I was Chii.

Ch-ch-ch-Chii it!

Winter Divinity
09-08-2004, 06:20 PM
Oh, yeah. Tonee, I have a picture of you. Tehee. I got my film developed.
And I would've gotten pics of Vash and Wolfwood but they wouldn't pose for me. *Sux*

Lady Saya
09-08-2004, 07:16 PM
I remember you of course,Miyori!!

jinnai
09-08-2004, 10:12 PM
ITS CHIIIIIII!!!!XD

*oogle*

Winter Divinity
09-08-2004, 10:31 PM
Hemlock thanks for taking pics w/ me. ^^

Jinnai, your mixes were totally hot ^_~

jinnai
09-08-2004, 10:34 PM
Someone remembered MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

:cries:

and yes...im a las vegas local. must represent my city!

rcstott
09-09-2004, 12:02 AM
Someone asked for Pictures? We had a photographer there and he took about 400 to 500 Pictures of the event. Just waiting on him so we can post these to the site.

I will try to make the meeting tomorrow, can't promise, I may be at work.

Rich

jinnai
09-09-2004, 12:13 AM
Yay Rich! If you cant make it, not to worry, I'll definitely be at Anime Vegas on the 18th!

Winter Divinity
09-09-2004, 12:48 AM
*hugs Rich* for a wonderful con!!!

Ganguro
09-09-2004, 05:53 AM
Jinnai, i hope so, i passed out about 50 CD's of your mixes the last day ^_~

Rich, id be glad to have you at our little meeting tonight, but if you cant make it, no worries..

I'll hopefully be able to make it to your meeting on the 18th..but work may call (MineExpo opens soon)

The con was great man.. I hope you are getting all the stats on attendance and stuff this week and release a report soon.

rcstott
09-09-2004, 12:02 PM
*hugs Rich* for a wonderful con!!!
WOW, you were so cute in costume at the Convention, I am glad you liked it. I have been reporting to Anime Companies today about the event and will soon be asking for their support (aka money and stuff) for next year. Thanks again for attending.

R

jinnai
09-09-2004, 02:11 PM
Jinnai, i hope so, i passed out about 50 CD's of your mixes the last day ^_~

Wow 50! How did you make so many that fast? hehe

Did Rich get one? If not, let me know asap so i can make a few copies.

rcstott
09-10-2004, 12:02 PM
Wow 50! How did you make so many that fast? hehe

Did Rich get one? If not, let me know asap so i can make a few copies.

::SOB:: No I did not, but hey one is fine for me :) . I have been working late again, so I could not make the meeting last night, how was it? Just to give you an idea of number these are official, last night was a late one.

Total Pre-registrants attending (of the 203 pre-registrants): 150
Total Guests attending (all showed): 12
Total Volunteers attending (of the 41 volunteers signed up to help): 31
Total Dealers attending: 12
Total Saturday Registrants at the door: 512
Total Sunday Registrants at the door: 167
Total Monday Registrants at the door: 135

Grant Total of Registrants and Pre Registrants: 964
Grand Total of Guests, Volunteers and Dealers: 55
Total Attendance: 1019

Thanks to everyone! :bigtu:

Rich

jinnai
09-10-2004, 01:40 PM
1000+ ?! Wow!

I'll have a cd for you on the 18th.

|<ingMag
09-10-2004, 03:28 PM
Someone asked for Pictures? We had a photographer there and he took about 400 to 500 Pictures of the event. Just waiting on him so we can post these to the site.

I will try to make the meeting tomorrow, can't promise, I may be at work.

Rich

Yeh i was the regular wolfwood, not the suped up one... is there any way i can get ahold of the guy?

rcstott
09-10-2004, 03:34 PM
Yeh i was the regular wolfwood, not the suped up one... is there any way i can get ahold of the guy?

I would if I could, he is to get a hold of me this week. I will let you know when it happens.

R

rcstott
09-10-2004, 03:37 PM
Almost forgot, Jerry called me two nights ago and said to say thanks to everyone at the Convention. He had a great time and wants to come back again (he did not know he was so famous). So tell me you want him back and I will send him a letter begging for his return.

R

Lady Saya
09-10-2004, 04:25 PM
I added two new pictures to my gallery.|<ingMag,I think I posted a pic of you there.Okee dokee?

rcstott
09-10-2004, 09:44 PM
I spoke to our photographer Jon, he will get me the pictures next week or this weekend. I will post them on our site. I will also have them at the Anime Vegas Showing Saturday the 18th. Please show up early to see the pictures on the big screen.

Rich

Lady Saya
09-10-2004, 10:06 PM
*Sob* I won't be able go to the Anime Vegas meeting!! Nor,do I think I can go to any of them.Unfortunately,I'm moving soon.... :waaaah:

jinnai
09-11-2004, 01:18 AM
sigh

well, i'm local, so you guys get to see me at almost every meeting.

Frostey
09-11-2004, 05:22 AM
god i loveed i cant wate till next year. The naruto game was awsome i am so importing it. anyways. the dj rocked. Ninja kung foo. wewt. love my harem and the cosplayers were grate awsome mana.

StabbityBlkMage
09-11-2004, 09:05 AM
Oh, yeah. Tonee, I have a picture of you. Tehee. I got my film developed.
And I would've gotten pics of Vash and Wolfwood but they wouldn't pose for me. *Sux*

Hi,

You never asked.... so I dont wanna hear it! :razz:

XOXO,
N.D Wolfwood

jinnai
09-11-2004, 10:53 AM
the dj rocked


XD horray!

StabbityBlkMage
09-11-2004, 09:22 PM
Jinnai PWN5,

He restored my faith in mixers and techno and what not. If you were at the AX dance...oh god. That guy sucked ASSES. I really enjoyed the Utena Remix....or whatever the DJs call it.

I don't know cool words,
N.D Wolfwood

Winter Divinity
09-12-2004, 12:23 AM
Hi,

You never asked.... so I dont wanna hear it! :razz:

XOXO,
N.D Wolfwood

I did ask but on the day you were as Wolfwood.

jinnai
09-12-2004, 12:27 AM
Jinnai PWN5,

He restored my faith in mixers and techno and what not. If you were at the AX dance...oh god. That guy sucked ASSES. I really enjoyed the Utena Remix....or whatever the DJs call it.

I don't know cool words,
N.D Wolfwood

I call em fan-mixes ^^;;

I almost DJ'ed at AX, but AnimeVegas is easier for me to get to.

rcstott
09-12-2004, 12:50 AM
I call em fan-mixes ^^;;

I almost DJ'ed at AX, but AnimeVegas is easier for me to get to.

I think Jinnai needs to do all the Anime Vegas Cons (you rocked dude), Just need to negotiate some type of pay... Talked to Tofu Records about concerts and what not yesterday...Otakon had L'arc en ciel, but it was really expensive. Man I want a concert for us, but when is the question.

R

jinnai
09-12-2004, 12:51 AM
Any American-based J-rock bands? LOL

Ganguro
09-12-2004, 08:54 AM
Rich, what about Ramen and Rice? Or maybe some bands like the Minibosses.

Tofu Records would be a great avenue to explore do definately keep on them.. even if they could send on of their "less known artists" out that would be better than nothing.. If possible you could have Jinnai, R&R and another group open for the tofu band.. and just have one huge concert for a few hours ( proally 3 or more)

Just throwing out suggestions.. :bigtu:

Links:
http://www.midt.com/ramenrice/index.html
http://minibosses.com/

jinnai
09-12-2004, 12:16 PM
Yes, i've seen ramen and rice at many fanime cons and at last year's anime overdose...THEY CAN PLAY! I'm a fan of them myself!

Minibosses play 8-bit Nintendo favorites...I got a few mp3s from them.

StabbityBlkMage
09-12-2004, 02:06 PM
Hi,

I just realized I never registered for Anime Vegas....
On a scale from 1 to 10 how important was it to give them my information? I just figured "Hmmmm he's wearing a suit-o-wackiness, I wonder where he's from!? Not the gun convention!"
Yeah

Yeah yeah,
N.D Wolfwood

jinnai
09-12-2004, 02:43 PM
bump the count to 1020!

anime_firelight
09-12-2004, 03:35 PM
Miyori! You look soo cute as Rinoa XD ::glomp:: I suppose I'll have to take more full body photos of me in my Rinoa Cosplay. I'll have to ask someone to help me out. So far... I've been taking them myself T-T ...

Does anyone know the future plans for Cons in or near Vegas? A friend told me there was going to be a Con in November or something like that. Thankies ^-^

Lady Saya
09-12-2004, 06:15 PM
Does anyone know the future plans for Cons in or near Vegas? A friend told me there was going to be a Con in November or something like that. Thankies ^-^

Well...there was a comic con las year at Madalay Bay...but now they changed it to some coin collector show. :sulk:

Ganguro
09-13-2004, 07:43 AM
As much as i say "support your local scene!"
I bought i'll be going to the collectables show this year.. LAst year i went to the ComicCon to support the scene and all that, and I met some of the cool MK, AnimeVegas, local folks there.. but as a con it was horrid. Low vendor turnout, high priced crap.. high admission price.. I understand a little better NOW what went down, but I havent really gotten the impression that it'll get any better this year so i'll pass.
I'm much more focused on AnimeVegas Con 05..

anime_firelight
09-13-2004, 04:05 PM
Jinnai! Jinnai!! I think you were trying to IM me! vivajinnai, right? I'm soo sorry! I was actually on my away message for a long time and someone needed to use the phone... so i closed down my internet server >.< and I saw "Would you like to accept this message from vivajinna?" when I turned off the computer. Gomen.

For the future plans of Cons in Vegas... AnimeVegas is planning another one in 2005? I never knew that. So far, I don't have time or money to go out of town... so I'm stuck here in the blazing desert. *.* must have anime...... I don't think too many people out here in Vegas grasp the concept of Anime and Cosplay. It's very rare to run into people who are Anime Fans or Videogame Fans. I actually know a few who like anime... and some who like anime due to pervy reasons. ^.^ So I guess I'll just hold still for now and attend the closest Cons on the First day. XD THanks.

jinnai
09-13-2004, 04:09 PM
Yes it was me.

I'll try later tonight maybe.

Winter Divinity
09-13-2004, 06:23 PM
Jinnai... you playa. J/P =P

Hey hey could you play at my birthday party in a few months? That'd be pretty tight. ^_~ I'll talk to you on AIM. bye!

jinnai
09-13-2004, 08:52 PM
im loved by many. fangirls preferably XD

Lady Saya
09-13-2004, 09:06 PM
As much as i say "support your local scene!"
I bought i'll be going to the collectables show this year.. LAst year i went to the ComicCon to support the scene and all that, and I met some of the cool MK, AnimeVegas, local folks there.. but as a con it was horrid. Low vendor turnout, high priced crap.. high admission price.. I understand a little better NOW what went down, but I havent really gotten the impression that it'll get any better this year so i'll pass.
I'm much more focused on AnimeVegas Con 05..

Yeah,last year's con was dissapointing..But I did get to meet Mr.Roman Dirge(Creator of a comic called Lenore)And 20 bucks for admission when I was only there for an hour or less...?Anime Vegas kicks it's butt really,really hard. :p

jinnai
09-13-2004, 10:09 PM
AnimeVegas.....It was VERY fan-friendly. Didn't see much, if not, any "cattle directing", unlike the other cons ive been to...

rcstott
09-14-2004, 11:19 AM
Hi All,

Some of the Convention pictures are now posted at http://animevegas.com/pictures.html so link to it and see about 190 pix of the event. More pictures will be posted in a few days.

Rich

Winter Divinity
09-14-2004, 02:33 PM
Rich is there any way to reduce the size of the thumbnails? Browsers have to transfer 16 MB and that takes a looooot of time. Just a suggestion. Or you could divide the pics and then put them in different pages, it would help a lot.

jinnai
09-14-2004, 04:30 PM
Yay! I See Mee!!!!!!

Lady Saya
09-14-2004, 06:01 PM
I see the Sora and heartless I saw on Sat...I knew I shoulda have stayed longer.OH well.....And I see Jinnai and other people in the piccies too!Whoo!

Tenshi
09-14-2004, 06:14 PM
If I can get a hold of a broadband connection tonight I'll make some thumbnails. I have to update the site with the cosplay award winners, so maybe that will actually force me to sit down and do it XD.

(argh. . .stupid 18 credits this semester. . .it's killing me ;_; )

|<ingMag
09-15-2004, 01:51 AM
Hi All,

Some of the Convention pictures are now posted at http://animevegas.com/pictures.html so link to it and see about 190 pix of the event. More pictures will be posted in a few days.

Rich

nice nice nice... they look awesome.. :bigtu:

rcstott
09-15-2004, 10:05 AM
Rich is there any way to reduce the size of the thumbnails? Browsers have to transfer 16 MB and that takes a looooot of time. Just a suggestion. Or you could divide the pics and then put them in different pages, it would help a lot.

Gomen Ne, I will reduce the thumbnails to a smaller size and link to the larger picture. Look for it today and a few more pictures.

Rich

Lady Saya
09-16-2004, 06:13 PM
Hmm...when is the Anime Vegas meeting again...and where?Maybe I can come!!(But it depends on the day,though)

jinnai
09-16-2004, 06:19 PM
www.animevegas.net

Lady Saya
09-16-2004, 06:20 PM
Thanks Jinnai!

rcstott
09-20-2004, 11:42 AM
Planning for next year...any suggestions on what to have. I have asked for Hall B, the Theatre on Saturday for Cosplay and as many meeting rooms as I can get.

Rich

jinnai
09-20-2004, 12:01 PM
rumors of a possible dance? lol

TastyGraphite
10-04-2004, 09:08 PM
I was a random person at animevegas *sobs*

-jealousy

jinnai
10-05-2004, 01:50 AM
me too...glad you went.