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Unread 11-01-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Clueless newbie registration question


I'm planning to attend ALA for the first time this January, and I'm really confused about one thing on the registration page. What the heck is this Fan Girl/Fan Boy Restroom Sign thing? What does it mean? Is it a mandatory part of registration, or some unexplained additional thing? If there's a description on the con website itself, I haven't managed to find it.

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Unread 11-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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You can ignore it. It's totally optional.

Here's the history behind it:
Anime Los Angeles loves to give a fun geek vibe to the con by decorating the hotel. They post big posters of cosplayers (photos taken at previous ALA's) all over the hallways, and there are beanbag chairs and custom-painted benches all over the place to sit at.

One of the little touches they introduced recently is custom restroom signs. (I think they debuted just this last year? I don't recall seeing them before in previous years.) Instead of the standard "men" and "women" placards you see over public restrooms, these signs denote restrooms for "fanboys" and "fangirls", and the man and woman figures are cosplaying. The "woman" figure has Sailor Moon hair and the "man" figure looks vaguely like he's got Cloud Strife's hair and pauldron. If you're curious, you can see pictures if you run a Google image search for Anime Los Angeles restrooms.

A lot of attendees loved the signs and wanted to acquire some for themselves. That's why they're being offered for sale on the registration page. It's probably easier for the con staff to process by lumping it with reg instead of setting up a separate order system.
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Unread 11-01-2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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Ahah, thanks so much for the explanation!
The promise of geeky decorations all over the place is making me look forward to this even more!
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Unread 11-04-2012, 03:21 AM   #4
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Oh you are in for a treat, those signs are just the beginning
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Unread 11-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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There is the Signs
The Autograph Sessions
The Dances
The Masquerade
The Dealers Hall
The Artist Alley
The Con Suite
The Panels
The Anime Rooms
The Gaming Rooms
The Bands
Opening Ceremonies
Closing Ceremonies
The Ribbons
The CosPlayers
The CupCakes - I Will be Bringing
The List goes on!

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