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Eurobeat King
03-28-2005, 11:15 PM
Hey everyone,

Just checking to see who'll be attending A-kon this year in June.. :) It saddens me to say that there is a strong possibility that I MAY NOT attend A-kon in 2005 due to financial reasons.. :lost: I've been checking airfare for the last couple of months, and the cost to travel from San Francisco (or Oakland) to Dallas ranges from $350-$400.. :waaaah: I'm still going to keep searching until mid-May in hope that the costs will drop, but with a little over 2 months to go until A-kon, it seems doubtful. Also the fact that Fanimecon is the weekend prior and goes from Friday to MONDAY, that leaves me with only 2.5 to 3 days to post those pictures before heading off to A-kon, and a month later is AnimeExpo, which is a big plunge into the pocket for me.. :thumbsup:

I'm not giving up, as I want to see my friends who attend A-kon and I liked the new convention center & hotel (sorta) last year, so I'd like to go there again, now that I know the layout and what to expect.. But it's tough right now, but I shall keep you all posted.. :)

ZakuKitty
03-28-2005, 11:20 PM
Well hopefully you can go. You take really great pictures. :D

I am going. You probably don't know me though....>>;;

Kikala
03-28-2005, 11:49 PM
Yes, your pictures rocked! *can't wait to see more* Pure awsomeness

Hehe, yeah, I'll be going too... but like Zaku said, you probably don't know me either. ^^;

kelldar
03-29-2005, 12:05 AM
I hope you can go Al!
I just got my plane tickets the other day, if it weren't for southwest's cheap prices, I wouldn't be going myself, lol.

DarkDeityofIce
03-29-2005, 12:14 AM
Ah, that really bites, all three of the conventions so close and the price of tickets. I will be going to A-Kon this year and was hoping to run into you again.

I was the Vincent Valentine walking around with the 1up Mushroom last year, and I've always been impressed with your photos. I also really liked how the ones you took of us came out.

It's a shame you may not be able to go, but maybe fortune shall smile down upon you...

@->-->---

Bluest Mercury
03-29-2005, 08:42 AM
I'll be at akon this year, and I agree that you take good pictures,hopefully you can make it this year./.\

Knightfall
03-29-2005, 01:39 PM
I'll be going as well. I do hope that you can make it back. It wouldn't be the same otherwise. :lost:

HackerEd
03-29-2005, 07:08 PM
I love looking through your pictures, hope you can make it^^ I plan on going, with lots of Naruto cosplay cuz I'm and addict.

Anna
03-29-2005, 07:23 PM
I hope you can come! I'd help you pay for tickets actually if I didn't make $20 a month. *needs a new job -_-; *

Digital Blush
03-29-2005, 07:52 PM
i'm going i remember you took a picture of me when i was Shia at akon 14. maybe we should make a help Al go to A-kon 16 fund :D

Fallen)x(Angel
03-29-2005, 08:09 PM
I'm going! Whee! Hope you can make it, your pics are teh awesome ness!

SchizoIori
04-18-2005, 12:48 AM
I definately agree with Uchiha on this one. You take great pics and it'd be kinda sad if you weren't there. If I wasn't poor and already pinched I'd donate to the fund of getting you there. BTW I was the Soul calibur II Seung Mina last year.

Fatal Framed
04-18-2005, 01:18 PM
Well i haven't seen your pics.. but Yes i'm going! Can't wait either..


Sorry you can't go. That really bites. I couldn't go last year because of Funds
-.-') So i know how you feel.

BlueRose
04-18-2005, 02:24 PM
I would love to go..but once i get there, i would need to share a hotel with someone. Split costs etc..

Saikolady
04-21-2005, 07:54 PM
Well, I really hope you can go since you promised me an Inui cosplay ^_~ But you're going to ACen too, so if you can't make it to A-Kon I'll still stop by and say hi :3

NarutoNinjaGirl
04-23-2005, 04:46 PM
Im going, in several costumes XD!
But i hope you go! You take wonderful pics!

Elf
04-25-2005, 07:48 PM
I'll be there with bells on! Literally! I hope you can make it, Al. I was looking forward to seeing you!

Pincer
04-25-2005, 10:49 PM
I remember you saying you won't make it at SakuraCon. That totally stinks.

SwordsWoman
04-27-2005, 11:54 AM
wee! it would be so cool if you got to come ^_^ i'd be a happy chobit bouncing off the walls with my plumomo friend ^_^

if im am able i could give you a bit of funding, since i've already i got a room and ticket and im close enough to drive instead of flying ^.^

all girls should have a glomp-a-thon on you if you show up! XD XD XD

CorazonAzul
04-27-2005, 12:28 PM
May I be damned if I don't show up to A-kon

krizzy
05-01-2005, 02:28 PM
Ohhh, Al... :waaaah: We'll miss you if you don't make it!

My ticket was $340 from Reno to DFW roundtrip. If I had flown (is that a word? >_>) out of SFO, it would've been $50 more! *headdesk* Same with Sacramento... wah.

I sure hope you figure something out! :heart:

Eurobeat King
05-01-2005, 02:46 PM
UPDATE: Airfare seems to have gone down a litttle bit, and so tomorrow I'm going to ask if I can get that A-kon Friday off or not. (although it'll be tough since work isn't giving anyone else that Friday off) :( But if I somehow can, I might still go and get there earrrly Friday morning. If I CAN'T get Friday off, then I could still go, but I'd go to the airport right after work, and get to A-kon around midnight Friday night. :) & :(

I have yet to miss out the first day of a con, and with A-kon's size, that means I'll miss out a lot of costumes & picture-taking on that Friday. :lost: BUT if I go, if you wanted to wear your costume(s) for me to take pictures either on Saturday or Sunday, I'd do my best to be there for you all! :skidude2: And if I don't break 100,000 pictures posted by Fanimecon the weekend before, then why not do it at A-kon 2005? ;)

I'll have an answer by tomorrow or Tuesday..

Digital Blush
05-01-2005, 04:12 PM
yay! do your best! on saturday i'll be dressed in my Princess Sakura costume :D my group shall find you! but early in the day i shall be Sasuke for the naruto shoot Cherry is getting together :B

ZakuKitty
05-01-2005, 05:25 PM
Well as long as you show up it's all good. Looking for con photos of people wouldn't be the same without your gallery. o_0

Knightfall
05-01-2005, 06:32 PM
This is very relieving to hear. Here's hoping for Friday. :)

Anna
05-01-2005, 09:45 PM
Uchiha- can't wait to see your Sakura costume!

I hope you can make it Eurobeat! Your such a kickass photographer it'd suck if you didn't make it! My cat threw up on my Selphie fabric. I have no idea what the heck is in cat vomit but it turned the area the barf was in white . So I'm just wearing Festival Goer Yuna now.

Elf
05-01-2005, 09:58 PM
YAY!!!! Can't wait to see you! ^_^

Kiniro Hoshi
05-01-2005, 10:26 PM
I'll be rooting for you Eurobeat! I really loved the pictures you took of my group (the big group of various Final Fantasy characters. I was Quistis but my hair was styled badly that day so I'm sorry I kinda ruined my own pic...>.<). This year we're all going as the Fruits Basket cast (I'm gonna be Uo) and we'll be there all three days so I'm sure we'll run into you even if you don't make it Friday. I'm excited about this year and hopefully I'll see all of you at the con!

Eurobeat King
05-01-2005, 11:47 PM
Thanks for your support, everyone! :) It looks like IF i go, I can't get Friday off from work, so I'll probably get there after midnight on Friday night (plane would land at 11:40pm, and then it would take about 20 mins or so to get to the Adams Mark hotel..)

But I'll still walk around the convention center and see if anyone is still around in costume.. If you do plan to be in costume that late at night, I'll have my camera ready and take pics (and possibly u/l them onto my gallery that night) or else I'll just wait until Saturday morning..

I'll reply again either late-tonight (if I'm crazy enough to buy the tix) or tomorrow night after work.. :)

basiik
05-02-2005, 06:07 PM
If anything, start a pay pal button in your sig! Help send Eurobeat to AKON! Plenty of people know you and I'm sure you could get some sort of collected amount that could help!

We've never met, but I'd really like to. You're all over the convention scene and seem like a great guy! And your photos are vast and well taken! One day I hope to be a part of the collection- and I was hoping to at AKON!

Eurobeat King
05-02-2005, 06:48 PM
If anything, start a pay pal button in your sig! Help send Eurobeat to AKON! Plenty of people know you and I'm sure you could get some sort of collected amount that could help!

We've never met, but I'd really like to. You're all over the convention scene and seem like a great guy! And your photos are vast and well taken! One day I hope to be a part of the collection- and I was hoping to at AKON!

Basiik: Hehe That's appreciative-thinking of you, but I'll be fine. Most likely I'll be going, as I've requested that Friday off or I'll just switch weekends with oneofmyco-workers. If you do plan to wear a costume or 2 at A-kon, just come and find me if I don't find you. But it helps if I know what you'll be wearing on all 3 days..

Digital Blush
05-02-2005, 08:12 PM
what costumes shall you be working Kurobeat? so we can find you. :P and what days are you gonna be in costume :D i shall hunt you down my beat! or look out for me in one of my costumes on my sig :D

Eurobeat King
05-03-2005, 01:32 AM
what costumes shall you be working Kurobeat? so we can find you. :P and what days are you gonna be in costume :D i shall hunt you down my beat! or look out for me in one of my costumes on my sig :D

Kurobeat? hehe Anyway, umm.. I won't be cosplaying if I go to A-kon.. I didn't cosplay last year, as A-kon has become one of those cons where the need to take as many pictures as I can has become a priority over cosplaying. (other examples would be a-cen, AX, Otakon, Katsucon, etc.) So I'll be wearing normal clothes for all 3 days, and it's usually like this:

Friday morning & afternoon: white shirt, tan pants, Black METREON jacket
Friday evening: green shirt, tan pants
Saturday morning: black shirt, tan pants
Saturday afternoon/evening: Eurobeat King outfit (see Avatar)
Sunday: white shirt, tan pants, Black METREON jacket

That's what I wear to cons when I don't cosplay, so look for me wearing that if you want to find me, and stop to say hi ( please introduce yourself since I'm forgetful with member (and real) names) :thumbsup: I'll be more than happy to take your picture!

Eurobeat King
05-03-2005, 02:21 AM
UPDATE: I bought my airline tickets!! :D I think.. :thumbsup: I usually book my tix to DFW through AmericaWest.com and they have this special offer where you can pay later, sorta like a no-interest-plan for a few months.. I have yet to hear if I'm not approved or not, but it should go through okay.. :)

Soooo, it looks like I WILL be attending A-kon 2005! And I will be there for all 3 days, so look for me Friday morning, taking pictures! (If I look tired, it's because I WILL BE.. I will have a 3-HOUR stop-over in Vegas, where I plan to do a little gambling and take pictures inside & outside of the LUXOR casino (my fave there!) so the first pics you see on my A-kon gallery will be of the Luxor.. hehe) I will arrive in DFW at 3:40am, and I made a reservation for super-shuttle (I hope they do have service at 3:45am, considering I'm paying for it first online) so I should be at the hotel by 4:30am, check into my room at the AMHotel, and sleeep for 1-2 hours before wandering aimlessly around the convention center..

Thanks for everyone's support in wishing me to make it to A-kon, so I did my part in going, and now I look forward to seeing everyone's costume(s) that weekend, and I hope I do see most or all of you there!! :skidude2:

Yusuke Urameshi
05-03-2005, 02:22 AM
nice....

I hope I can find you, you are quite the excellent photographer, and the group I am going with will be awesome.

ZakuKitty
05-03-2005, 08:46 AM
Hurray! I'll be looking through that gallery after the con. : )

HuongStar
05-03-2005, 02:20 PM
Yay! I can't wait to see you again, Al. :D

Eurobeat King
05-03-2005, 02:34 PM
Yay! I can't wait to see you again, Al. :D

Likewise, Twinkle! *hug* Is Lindze going also? :)

HuongStar
05-03-2005, 02:55 PM
Likewise, Twinkle! *hug* Is Lindze going also? :)

Yes, sir! She'll be working most of the weekend but I'm glad that she's coming out to Texas this year.

Eurobeat King
05-03-2005, 04:30 PM
Yes, sir! She'll be working most of the weekend but I'm glad that she's coming out to Texas this year.

Awesome! Haven't seen you two since Katsucon.. What costumes are you two planning to wear?

SchizoIori
05-03-2005, 11:41 PM
Yay! I'm excited you get to come. I'll definately hunt you down while I'm in my costumes. Your coming to a-kon drives my excitement meter way up!

SolarVortex
05-04-2005, 09:17 AM
I am definitely going to A-Kon this year.
Friday I will probably be dressed as Tsukasa from .hack//sign
Saturday and Sunday as Naruto's Sexy No-Jutsu.

I don't think I will have my Excel Excel costume ready in time for A-Kon, but if I do, then I might be Excel on Friday, and Tsukasa on Sunday.

ZakuKitty
05-04-2005, 10:06 AM
If you see somebody who looks like they have a full body tattoo and they happen to be female when you talk to them Saturday, it's probably me. :p I'm just telling you so you can be like "ZakuKitty!" :p I don't care if you get pics of it or not though it would be cool since your photos rock.

Zania
05-04-2005, 04:30 PM
Zeal and I are going, though I don't have a single thing sewn yet and MUST get on that this weekend. It scares me when costumes get put off till the last minute, as it also means I get very little sleep leading up to A-kon.

I'm going as Vivi from Final Fantasy 9, and Zeal is going as Kid from Chrono Cross, as well as Ed from FMA. I might throw together an FMA costume for myself, but only if I can get the other three done. We wanted to do photoshoots, but it doesn't look like Kyle is going this year. But that doesn't mean I should slack on costumes! *sighs* Sometimes I wish I didn't work a full time job. I need more time to sew!

OklaUBandGeek1
05-04-2005, 07:19 PM
*Teen Girl Squad voice* I am SO there!

Yup yup! A whole bunch of friends and myself are planning to attend the A-Kon! We intend to get there on Thursday for preregistration. Look for the Mabudachi Trio from Fruits Basket Thursday night. That'll be me (Shigure), and two of my group. Hehehehehe!

Elf
05-04-2005, 08:01 PM
Rock on! Can't wait to see you again, Al! I'll be spending most of the weekend in a Petshop of Horrors cat outfit (since I'm getting a total-body henna for it), and I'll have a Count D in tow. And I don't think I ever had a chance to say thank you for the photos you took of me at AX last year, so... thanks! <3

But what's this I hear about Kyle not attending? :(

Kiniro Hoshi
05-04-2005, 09:42 PM
Horray! I'm so excited that you can come Eurobeat! As awsome as my friends and I are planning to be with all of our Fruits Basket people we still need to convince our Kyo to color his hair orange (all of the girls are curently debating on whether or not we should ambush him in his sleep)...so if all of us don't turn out close to perfect for your pictures it sure isn't for a lack of trying! ^.^ C'ya there!

Celine
05-06-2005, 04:58 AM
I'm so glad you're going to be at Akon, Al. Even if you are tired, you better find some time to hang out a bit! :P I only saw you for a small while at Ushicon, and we still have a few years to catch up on.

It'd be nice to see you too, Twinkle.. been a looong time. ^_~

HuongStar
05-06-2005, 01:38 PM
I'm so glad you're going to be at Akon, Al. Even if you are tired, you better find some time to hang out a bit! :P I only saw you for a small while at Ushicon, and we still have a few years to catch up on.

It'd be nice to see you too, Twinkle.. been a looong time. ^_~


O_O CELINE! How's life treating you? :D

ephymeris
05-08-2005, 02:05 AM
I hope you can go! You get the most comprehensive pictures of a con I've ever seen!! My friends and I still go through your pics!
BTW, I was the Rikku who looked psycho in the picture you took of me because I was giggling manically! Hope to see you there!

MarzGurl
05-08-2005, 08:00 AM
I'm going with a group of 14. Man... I don't really want to make an introduction of 14 people in the video... >_<

Oh, speaking of the video, it will be the 1-year anniversary of MarzGurl Productions! A-Kon 15 started it off, so I'm hoping to make A-Kon 16 the best it can be.