Originally Posted by KomoriChu
Thank you all very much! This was very enlightening, I had no idea the ranks were so complex. o_o
The thing is, they're not really. It's the lack of standardization at anime cons that makes them seem that way. Admin is 100% right that the only way around this kind of confusion is for anime cons to adopt a consistent system. Some cons have started to adopt ICG guidelines, and I hope more will do so quickly. Please consider encouraging your local cons to adopt ICG guidelines for their masquerades.