View Full Version : What exactly happened at the last Katsu???

Giant Alucard
02-13-2003, 07:27 AM
I have never been to katsu before, But my friends and I have heard that alot of crazy stuff happen at the last Katsucon, which is why they had to change hotels.
But i want to know exactly what really happened there last year to make them switch hotels, and put all these new costume and prop policies???

02-13-2003, 08:51 AM
Well, I wasn't there either, but have friends who went. what I've heard is that there was a lot of vandalizing (in the rooms and whatnot), damaging property, I've even heard someone was riding in one of the elevators naked (O_O) and that people were taking the fake plants and putting them on elevators, switching furniture around....lots of dumb crazy stuff mostly. Thing is, it pretty much wasn't the cosplayers. But we're the ones that have to deal. It's sad really. That's why we're all trying to be on our best behavior this weekend.

Giant Alucard
02-13-2003, 09:14 AM
ahhhhhhhh.... that take a couple things off my to do list for katsu....lol.

02-13-2003, 02:33 PM
Well, the hotel that it was held was NOT prepared for Katsucon. I walked through the lobby to show my friend where to goto the car cause he needed something from it, and the hotel staff surrounded me and told me to get out of their lobby. I was like "Huh? What? Why?" and they told me I wasn't appropriately dressed and to get out. (I was wearing my Scarlet dress, which was perfectly acceptable and I could have worn anywhere) I argued with them for a bit, since they wouldn't speak to me like i was an adult, and I was trying to understand what their problem was. So I went talking to my friend on staff when some crazed security woman (who I am told is NOT on the security staff anymore) GRABS me and pulls me into con ops. With my friend on senior staff standing right there going "what the hell?"

I filed a complaint against the hotel for their treatment of me.

Also my friend was wearing her Lum costume and they escorted her to her room and made her change her costume while they WAITED OUTSIDE HER DOOR.

I'm hoping since we're back in the old hotel, things will be ok.

Giant Alucard
02-13-2003, 02:53 PM
thats a little harsh....

02-13-2003, 03:05 PM
the hotel staff was eeeeeevil last year at Katsu......hehehehe, but we broke their elevators......^_~

02-13-2003, 03:08 PM
Good Lord G, I hadn't heard that story! Oy vey, people are just rude. Though I did hear about the Lum girl, because they asked some Lum's to change, but let others stay dressed in Lum. Sheesh.

02-13-2003, 03:10 PM
Lum girl = Cristi. And I was so glad that there was so much fun going on last year that they didn't ruin my fun for me. Cause I was PISSED. ^___^

02-13-2003, 03:15 PM
mkes me wonder if they woudl bother rabi en rose cosplayers X.x;; last year (i culdnt make that con last year)

02-13-2003, 05:21 PM
So THAT'S what happened. I'm glad they're back in Arlington. The people at the Marriott whether there's a convention or not suck in general. I was in there a few days ago and they're all anal about stupid stuff. I will never stay there, although I could tell from the sort of people wandering about that its a rather snotty hotel if you get what I'm saying. I'm sure its because they have "on the water" in their title somewhere.

02-13-2003, 09:41 PM

at otakon i got yelled at by hotel ppl X_X

02-17-2003, 09:11 PM
Hell yeah, at Katsu 8, I got bitched at for my DOA2 Kasumi costume... The were telling me that I was not appropriately dressed. I ignored them and they followed me around yelling at me! I proceeded to bitch them out and report them to the hotel management. Some of those 'rent-a-cops' were too gung-ho...

Overall, it was a fun con!

02-18-2003, 10:53 AM
yeah last year the hotel staff were awful...they were not "hoasting" the con they were more or less poliving it.....i felt like a prisoner......but the damage to the hotel was not approperiate though....and this yeah the convention was not well organized....2 katsu's prior were good ones ;)

02-18-2003, 12:23 PM
Sounds like they were all just very normal people who had no idea what they were in for... didn't realize that this sort of thing was okay and normal at a con.

Neko Cathy
02-18-2003, 03:14 PM
There was a slight vandalism that also happened at Katsucon this year too (not too major). For those of you who had your hotel room facing the Metro line, National Airport and an empty parking lot, Someone wrote in the snow so big that I could read it from 8 stories up that said "Penis and Vagina" and drew about an 18 foot penis under the phrase. Akira called me up about it... i look outside... shake my head, grab the camcorder to record it and say "The Maturity level of the people who attend Katsucon."

Oh yes... another thing. The Hotel staff this year was extremely nice, but the Katsucon staff were a bunch of shitheads. Most of them were like.. 15 or 16 year old brats or old farts. This "No Bag in the Dealer's or Gaming room" policy was shit. I had a purse that look like a small mini back pack and my Yuni costume didn't have pockets to keep the money in along with a Cellphone and a video camcorder and they didn't even let me in the fucking dealer's room until I bitched at the guy for 2 minutes. I mean, how the hell was I going to carry all of those w/ me? The Cameras I could of have put away in my room, but w/ a cellphone, and my money along w/ ID, where the Hell was that going to go? In my Bra? I mean... get real! I should probably file a complaint to Katsucon about that. I understood about the bag policy, but that was my gawddamn purse and it was no bigger than a tote bag. Plus I thought I saw some rule posted at the con that purses were allowed in the dealers as an exception.

02-18-2003, 05:39 PM
That's weird...they let my friend Gin in all the time and she had a backpack. O_o *shrugs*

02-18-2003, 11:08 PM
8 sucked because the hotel staff were bastards. I liked 9 more. I didn't care about Security really...they didn't even say anything about my weapons I made for the con and getting them checked. One of em was joking with me and asking them to hit ppl with 'em too ^^;.