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Unread 04-14-2017, 01:16 AM   #1
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AX 2017 Official Pokemon Gathering Thread!

Hey everyone, this is Marisa Mockery posting a schedule and synopsis for the planned Pokemon Gatherings! This is copy/pasted from Facebook because I am lazy for your reading pleasure. Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/events/709478515857312/ please note on the page that you're coming so that we can keep a head count! On to the copy/paste!


ALL RIGHTY GUYS! Hi! I'm Marisa Mockery, the main host for this event (aided by my dear friends and cohosts of course!) I'm in the middle of school right now so sparse updates BUT I will explain how this event is going to go and some information about myself!

I've been going to Anime Expo's Pokemon Gathering since 2008, and have hosted Pokemon gatherings at ALA from about 2011 on, AM2 (when it still existed), several public gatherings, and co-hosted the AX Pokemon Gathering in 2015. I also co-hosted the Nintendo and Zelda AX and ALA gatherings for the past few years--basically, I've got a lot of experience! Yay! I'm also a HUGE Pokemon nerd, hardcore cosplayer and amateur photographer. Not really paying attention to the anime this season because I'm in school and have a job, but favorite character is Ash.

SO THIS IS HOW THE EVENT WILL GO:

Estimating that 200-300 people attempted to attend the gathering last year, we are holding TWO SEPARATE GATHERINGS, one on Day 1 and one on Day 3 (Saturday and Monday,) in hopes that this will reduce crowding at each gathering to about 80-100. From experience the max you can get at a gathering is 150 (counting photographers) before it becomes VERY difficult to maneuver people, so hopefully both gatherings will hover in the 150 or below area. We have requested the largest gathering area we could find with a staircase, and will have sections of the ground separated with tape so the cosplayers and photographers know EXACTLY where they can stand. This gap, photographers, will be calculated using my regular 18-55m DSLR lens, and SHOULD give EVERYONE the ability to fit the entire shot into their camera. We will have cohosts monitoring the photographers to make sure they do not cross the line! If you try to creep forward, YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY BE ESCORTED TO THE BACK OF THE CROWD. DON'T. DO. IT. This is for safety reasons and to ensure that everyone gets a good picture! I am a photographer AND a cosplayer, and I will lay out these "boxes" so that everyone can get a piece of that sweet, sweet cosplay photo pie.

To make sure everything goes as fast as we can, we will have a list of categories. These will be adhered to and implemented in the exact order listed here. After these VERY basic categories, we will allow requests. Examples would be shipping pictures, vs pictures, etc. Here are the categories I generally roll with, BUT if you want to add one, well, that's the point of requests! Each category will have a shift time of 2 minutes and poses will hold for 10-30 seconds. Most categories will only have one pose; the only exceptions are the large group shots at the beginning of the gathering.

CATEGORIES:

* Group photo (serious)
* Group photo (silly)
* All humans (serious)
* All humans (silly)
* Trainers
* Professors
* Other NPCs (ie Breeders, Swimmers, etc)
* Teams
* Good Guys vs Bad Guys
* Anime Humans
* Manga Humans
* Pokémon Go Humans
* Gym Leaders
* Elite Four
* Champions
* First Gen (all characters)
* Second Gen (all)
* Third Gen (all)
* Fourth Gen (all)
* Fifth Gen (all)
* Sixth Gen (all)
* Seventh Gen (all)
* All Pokémon (serious)
* All Pokémon (silly)
* Fire Types
* Water
* Grass
* Electricity
* Flying
* Normal
* Fighting
* Ghost
* Poison
* Bug
* Psychic
* Rock
* Ground
* Ice
* Dragon
* Steel
* Dark
* Fairy
* Mega Evolutions
* Shinies
* One final group picture


Note this list is in no ways comprehensive to EVERY pose that can be done at a gathering! That is why we will stick to these categories and then after they are finished we can do more specific poses, such as ships, Trainers with Starters, Trainers vs a specific Team, whatever you guys think of that I can't. I will hopefully finish my ballgown in time and be dressed as Princess Rosa, so I will be hard to miss! Please spread the word and start sharing this event! If you have suggestions for categories, post here!
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Unread 04-14-2017, 02:59 PM   #2
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Unread 04-15-2017, 02:52 AM   #3
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Unread 06-16-2017, 01:35 AM   #6
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Guys, should I make a separate category for Magikarp Jump cosplayers or should I just have a "Mobile Game" category? I know ONE of you guys is gonna show up as the trainer in that game.
(And yes I've been playing for four days and am already at lv 18 because this is what I choose to do with my time)
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Unread 06-21-2017, 03:07 PM   #7
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UPDATED CATEGORY LIST:

CATEGORIES * PLEASE NOTE ALL CATEGORIES WILL HAVE ONE POSE*:

* Group photo (serious)
* Group photo (silly)
* All humans (serious)
* All humans (silly)
* Trainers
* Professors
* Other NPCs (ie Breeders, Swimmers, etc)
* Team Rocket
* Team Magma and Aqua
* Team Galactic
* Team Plasmas from BW 1 and BW2
* Team Flare
* Team Skull
* Good Guys vs Bad Guys
* Anime (Humans and Main Character Pokemon)
* Pokemon Special/Adventures Manga (Humans and Main Character Pokemon)
* Game Humans and Starters or Game Specific Pokemon (ie Cosplay Pikachu)
* Pokémon Go Humans and Associated Cosplays ie Pokestops
* Magikarp Jump (Humans, Magikarp, and Support Pokemon)
* Gym Leaders
* Elite Four
* Champions
* First Gen (all characters)
* Second Gen (all)
* Third Gen (all)
* Fourth Gen (all)
* Fifth Gen (all)
* Sixth Gen (all)
* Seventh Gen (all)
* All Pokémon (serious)
* All Pokémon (silly)
* Eeveelutions
* Fire Types
* Water
* Grass
* Electricity
* Flying
* Normal
* Fighting
* Ghost
* Poison
* Bug
* Psychic
* Rock
* Ground
* Ice
* Dragon
* Steel
* Dark
* Fairy
* Mega Evolutions
* Ultra Beasts
* Shinies
* One final group picture

CURRENT REQUESTED POSE:
* Team Skull Moon with Moon-Dressed Guzma
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