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Unread 04-02-2008, 01:45 AM   #1
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Gasukan 5.0 Photoshoot

Gasukan 5.0 Photoshoot

Theme:
"Blossoms/Within My Heart"

Date: Sunday, May 4th
Time: 12:00pm [Noon]
Location: Freeway Park @ Seattle Convention Center (same as Sakuracon - The outside courtyard part of it)

I'd like to announce our first GasuKan ever with a dual theme! Hopefully this will allow a little more flexibility for those who choose to follow our themes.

"Blossoms" is a prop theme. You are encouraged to incorporate flowers, particularly cherry and apple blossoms, into your outfit. Whether they're real, fake, made of paper, or printed on a part of your costume, try to make spring flowers a part of the outfit. This can also be interpreted as a general "spring" theme, or think "blossoming" (as in romance or talent).

"Within My Heart" is meant to tie into the Good vs. Evil/Morally Ambiguous theme we discussed before. Is your character "good" or "bad"? Maybe they just don't care about so-called socially acceptable morals. Maybe the world sees them as evil, but it's more complicated than that.
You could also interpret it as "what's within my heart". Do they have a secret dream or desire? Maybe a crush they're too shy or stubborn to admit. Show us your character's inner world.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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Give people time to recover!
At least until the third weekend of April [19th]
Or the [26th]
Some of us are starting school again so finals aren't in the way, unless people have early midterms. Do a sunday/saturday vote. We could try friday since we've never done a shoot on a friday.

Possible areas:
Repeat previous areas?
Downtown seattle?
Waterfront by a beach? [weather's still cold]
Sceneries at a dock or on the edge of a wave etc.
Find a lake
UW Blossoms are in at the quad, very pretty.
How bout that Japanese garden in Seattle? Kabuto?
It'd be nice to have some old run down setting, like an old factory, but problem is findin one and public access/safety.
Greenlake?

:sigh: might not make it to this one since I'll be busy moving out this month and settling into a new home/roomate.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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I definitely want to try making this one; hopefully it'll be in the Seattle area! :3 I'm good with any dates save for the last few days of April, since I'll be out of town from then until late May.

I suppose we could return to Gasworks if this one is back in Seattle, or save that for May or June. Or later in the summer, I'm cool with whatever.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 11:11 PM   #4
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UW or Gasworks sounds appealing to me. I've also taken a fancy to the 19th or 20th for the date.

Do we want a theme for this one like the others?
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Unread 04-03-2008, 02:44 AM   #5
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I actually miss the con, so no recovering needed for me. :-D

Location ideas, hmm:

The gardens at Point Defiance
Woodland Park Zoo
Ocean Shores (though I'm not sure if the weather will have picked up by then)
Mt. Rainer park (I have no clue if it's called something different, it's what my family has always called it)
Black River Riparian Forest
And then there's always the Olympic Peninsula, I've always wanted to shoot up there.
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Unread 04-03-2008, 03:47 AM   #6
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Agree with AznTraquility. I'd like to get more photos too (forgot to use my camera at SC, mostly), but the con took a lot out of me financially and energy-wise. You've also got to give those of us who don't get weekends off from work time to request a day off. I'd be good with something at the end of the month. Gives me enough time to finish the hat for my outfit and maybe even Romeo's tunic. *crosses fingers*

I'd like to suggest the Arboretum. It has a Japanese garden as well as western style, and the trees are in bloom right now. Woodland Park would be nice as well.

Themes... "Growth"? "Blossom"? "Awakening?"
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Unread 04-03-2008, 04:34 AM   #7
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I would say something rain themed (considering "April Showers") but we already had Under the Umbrella. Maybe "Everything Old is New Again" but maybe that's too long. Blossoming is a good idea, though maybe save that for May ("May flowers")?
Something Earth Day themed would be cool. (Earth Day is on the 22nd this month)
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Unread 04-03-2008, 11:23 AM   #8
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Well, considering we're in western Washington, I think we're going to have more than one rain/umbrella themed shoot. But something that evokes spring and plants would be perfect if we end up meeting in a garden. It'd also be suitable for Earth Day.

I think the theme for May's shoot was going to be something like "Good vs. Morally Ambiguous". I think an urban/industrial background would work for that. I'm open to locations. June, I really want to do a shoot at the park in Edmonds (rocky beach and woods).

Huh. Thought we were going to bimonthly during con season. Oh well. We might loose a few of our photographers, though, if we cooincide with a big con.
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haven't thought it through yet but

How about The Japanese cherry blossom festival or whatever it's called?
it's during April 18th-20th
I THINK.
Someone plz look up more info I'm in my lecture now.
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Unread 04-03-2008, 02:41 PM   #11
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I would like a future Gasukan to go back to the convention center and Freeway park. It doesn't have to be this one...

maybe the theme should be Sakura or Pink. I mean a lot of trees would be blooming. And so many anime have Sakura blossom themes.
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Ooh, the convention center would be really great if we wanted a place that allowed for an urban setting as well as gardens and nature. There's a lot of concrete structures and interesting architecture right in that area.

So maybe the theme *whichyou'refreetoignoreasalways* can be another prop-related thing like "Under the Umbrella". Blossoms or Cherry Blossoms. Incorporate them into your outfit somehow, either fake ones (check the craft/fabric store in the silk flowers section, spring flowers are all over the place right now) or real ones, or even on your outfit (designs on the fabric, clip in the hair). It'd be a nice little tie-in to our recent con. A mini "Sakura" con if you will.
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The Arboretum or even the convention center sounds good to me! that's @ UW or something right? and the cherry blossom festival is from the 18th-20th, so if we have gasukan on the 19th we can go afterwards or even gather on the 20th-sunday- for the festival together. ^_^

>_> i dont like the idea of every other month for the summer gasukans...i'm having bad enough withdrawals from sakuracon... and a month is stretching it to go without cosplay stuffs.... o_O! T_T i dont have anything till AE and Kumoricon...Gasukan is my drug!! it's my fix!
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Unread 04-03-2008, 04:04 PM   #14
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Too soon! Too soon! D:

Okay, kidding, but ohman. I don't think I have the energy in me to do anything for a while. My next con is at the end of May, so I'm liking this two month "break" (in that I get to spend it sewing, ahaha) I get here. So if you guys do have a GasuKan soon, I might go but not dress up. I like wearing normal clothes too, sometimes. XD;;
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Vincey-Poo and I where talking about photoshoots. I know this is like future-ish... I know for certain neither of us or various other staff members who care, won't be able to make it on April 26th, that's the elections. But, I know for the May one, if we have one in May, he's pushing for May 3rd or 4th, since the rest of the month Mr. Photographer will be out of town.

Now for the April one, I personally would like a more formal one, since I promised people I'd take Luna to the next Gasukan. And honestly, that costume needs a formal setting. *laughs*

For May... *evil grin*I'm pushing for a more "morally dubious" photoshoot so I can wear my Crawford costume.
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