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Unread 12-21-2002, 05:07 PM   #1
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Can some one please tell me what i doing wrong

The more and more i read people post about anime expo and how fun it is more and more i think about my exp at the expo and how it was not that fun for me but i think it was main my friend falt. See i spent about 98% in the hotel cuz of my friend and i guess that most why i didn't have a good time but when i was out at the expo even then i was not have fun, mostly cuz i could not do any thing but walk around the expo and again it was cuz uf my friend that i took with me. See i hate doing thing by myself and need some one to talk to so i wound not go by myself to do any thing, then on top of all that during the LAX shoot out i was stop twice by the cop cuz of my outfit (even thought there was no gun on my costum) but in spite of all that happen to me at my frist time at the anime expo i thinking of give it another try later in life.
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Unread 12-22-2002, 04:22 AM   #2
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ara, Medic, a convention is what you make of it ^__^ expo is filled with seminars, the masquerade and minimasquerade which are great to participate in and to see, a great exhibit hall, karaoke, continuous anime showings, etc. Not to mention hall cosplay! Its lots of fun if u go there with the intention of getting involved and that's easier when ur with peeps also wanting to have fun. So please do give it another try; it would be wonderful to see u there ^__^
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Unread 12-22-2002, 11:45 AM   #3
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Thank you Miss. Alaria for your reply. Now that i seen how much i missed. Now that i think about it i really missed out on the whole expo, and to think i paid all that money really for nothing. *sigh* but your right Miss. Alaria i should give it another. but now my issue is who do i take most to all my friends hate anime. Even the one friend took hated anime the only way i got him to go was to pay for the whole thing which thank to Miss. Alaria i find was a complete waste of my money

again thank you so much Miss. Alaria maybe one year i'll see you at the expo to thank you in person
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Unread 12-22-2002, 03:02 PM   #4
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If your friends will prevent you from seeing anything or doing anything that the expo is set up for.. then don't bring them. Otherwise, you might as well just stay home. You'll meet people there.
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Unread 12-22-2002, 05:32 PM   #5
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I don't like going on trips by myself, beside my costume will need 2 people if not three (not sure if or when i'll get my I.V. kit ) but no matter
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Unread 12-23-2002, 02:20 AM   #6
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*blinks* well, places like cosplay.com are good places to start in making friends that like anime as much as u ^__^ Mebbe u should look for anime clubs in ur area too, and make some friends there. And u can call me Alaria, lol
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Unread 12-23-2002, 03:00 AM   #7
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anime clubs *sigh* I used to be in one in high school but i could not stand are meets. Watching the mind numing sailor moon moive as i watched the presdent of the club dance around the room like a fariy when ever sailor moon or some other sailor scout would tranceform. Most of the meeting were unproduct, we just sit there and watch a moive that had to fit with the school guide lines ( oh that limited the list way down ) and beside the the only anime lover in this town like the gudum and dragonball z ( those to show drive me up the dam wall) there really isn't anyone in my town that like anime (well beside those priverts that watch hentai and really i think that is a little off the corse of where i try to head) but thank for the heads up Mis..s uh I mean thank you Alaria
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Unread 12-23-2002, 03:11 AM   #8
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OMG THAT IS THE STORY OF MY FIRST EXPERIANCE AT AX! You, Medic are so not alone. I too brought a "friend" who, before we were even done registering, was "sick" ( she usualy conviently is "sick" when she dosent want to do something, or she is just a hypochondriac you know?) anyway, we got to go to the dealers hall (finally) and then the cosplay area. By that time I was just sick of it. I called my dad (who I had called earlier that day when it had first started and he told me kindly to "ditch her" and have some fun since I had been waiting OVER A YEAR to go to one) and told him that I was leaving even before the mascarade. By that time I wasnt upset, I had learned a valuable lesson: Choose your cosplay buddys wisely. And I have since gone to 2 cons with a different group of friends (we call ourselves fro:fricken rediculous otakus) and have a great time. So dont give up on cons. And dont go just because you dont have friends nessisarily. Make some friends on these boards (belive me its easy!) and you will have plenty of people to hang out with!
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Unread 12-23-2002, 04:04 AM   #9
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Sorry to hear you were in the same boat as i was Mink, to bad I coundn't ditch my friend ( he is the one that drove me there) so if he wounld have gotten mad at me he could have just left me there in longbeach but anyway i getting off the point. I like to thank you Mr. Miss. Mink (sorry not sure if you are a guy or girl *leans more towards girl.) and unfortanty we both had to learn this lesson the hard way.

I say a little more on the subjuct but i need to get up a six in the morring and just looking at the time im think to day is going to be ugly and again i like to thank everyone that wrote to me good night everyone
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Unread 12-23-2002, 06:43 AM   #10
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My first con was with a group of X_X (no offense to those of you out there) star wars/comic (not manga =() geeks... sorta. Well, they were cool, but they had absolutely no interest in anime whatsoever... which was OK, I guess, because it was megacon (scifi, comics, etc).... But, yeah. I went again the next year, and ran into a bunch of anime/cosplay peoples! ^^;; Just remember, if the people you go with are being mopey, you can let them have peace and quiet, and meet other people--us anime/cosplay people are a very talkative and happy bunch! v^_^;


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Unread 12-23-2002, 10:12 AM   #11
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I guess I had a similar experience.
Me and my friend just hadn't planned ahead well enough to have a fun time there.
We didn't bring any money,so dealers room was just depressing.
We didn't know where anything was,so we missed almost everything.
We were too shy to ask for pictures and missed all the great canadian cosplayer..x_x;

I think we only stayed there for a few hours. e.e;
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Unread 12-23-2002, 01:35 PM   #12
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First of i like to say im sorry to Miss. Mink for thinking that she was a guy, " I am sorry Miss. Mink" I was way to sleepy last night and forgot to check your profile. Before i responed to the late to post i like to get alittle of track about the subjuct. I have notice that the only people that have responed to this thread are Females which is cool, im just wonder why no guys have responed and another thing if people are wonder why i respond to every other post on this thread, well i like people to know that i have read their post and i am thankful for there input no matter what, but anyway i need to get back on the pont. Miss. Katrinastrife (hope i spelled her name right) Thank you, alot of people have been telling me that most if not the people at the expo or other anime event's are talkative and nice people I guess i had i differnt pic of what people were like at the expo. I thought they woulf be stuck up little jerks. (please don't take this the wrong way this was an image that was put into my head way before i went to the expo the people in the anime club i was in were like that so i thought everyone was like that) im sorry Chobrat will respond to your post next time i running out of room i really sorry i counldn't get to you on this post
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Unread 12-24-2002, 12:25 AM   #13
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I went to AX this year for the first time and had a blast. Theres so much to do it's not even funny. If I were you I'd go by myself and have a good time. My first convention I didn't know anybody who liked anime and so instead of bringing someone who would be bored I went by myself. I kind of liked it because I did what I wanted with no one slowing me down or that they didn't want to go to a specific panel. The more conventions I attended the more people I met. Now I'm usually with friends at cons, which I think is more fun.
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Unread 12-24-2002, 12:35 PM   #14
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If you ever want to have fun and hang out just ask, I mean you sound like your a cool guy, I used to think the same to, dont want to go if I am alone all the time, and hey I am doing some RE stuff with friends, if you want to, join us, sounds like you have a soiler outfit so you could join our gathering if you want.
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Unread 12-24-2002, 12:55 PM   #15
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Go by myself huh, that for me would be a bad idle, see without human contacted for just a little while would drive me up the wall id have to be one of the most soc people around but at the same time one of the shys as well. I really don't talk to people untill they talk to me frist (i wish i could get over it) i guess that really sound dumb but what can i say i am a dumb person. Anyway i like to thank you Miss. videogirlc for reply to my thread. Chobrat to reply to your post I am sad to hear that had happen to you at your first expo it almost sound worst than what i went thought at my first time at an expo. Miss Chobrat i also like to thank you for shareing your story with me it helped alot to figer out what i going to do about going to another expo. Thank you all for great vice on what to do if i go back to another expo and all your story about your first time at an expo and i wish you all well at your next expo

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