Cosplay Picnic: Hampton Roads Area
Hey guys, we're having another picnic this year. I'm sure a couple of you guys remember our attempt at a cosplay picnic last year, and though it was not exactly what we had planned, it still turned out rather well. Well this year we're going for a second round, but we've spent a lot more time planning and organizing.
Where: Newport News Park (Shelter 19) **This is probably where those of you who showed up but couldn't find us were looking for us last year, so to make things more convenient and organized and so we'll have our own grill/shade/tables for this year, we're renting this shelter
When: Saturday, July 11th 12:30 - 5:00pm
Yes, I realize this is over a month away, but that just means that there's plenty of time to gather your friends or finish up a cosplay.
If you are planning to attend, please let us know (and how many people you are bringing with you) before June 28th. (This date is set early because we need to know how much of certain things to buy, how much food to bring, etc.)
Like last year, this is a potluck picnic, so feel free to bring a dish to share. We're trying to keep a balance of everything this year, so whether you bring a traditional Japanese dish, some type of traditional picnic food, snack food, a dessert, or drinks, please let me know by July 4th.
Also, if you cannot/do not wish to bring food, but still want to donate a couple dollars to help cover the cost of space rental, supplies, etc. it would be very appreciated.
This year we also have a cosplay contest for two categories: cosplay and original costumes.
The cosplay category includes all anime, video game, and J-rock/pop band costumes.
The original category includes all harajuku/street fashion, modern variations of anime/video game characters, and made-up character costumes.
Other entertainment this year includes a variety of picnic games (including a rousing game of Risemball), other less traditional games like Otaku Family Feud (which we need a couple of volunteers to help us out with), and more activities that aren't ready to be announced yet.
NOTE: This was also posted on the Nekocon boards, so if you reply to one please do not reply to the other.
Who's bringing what:
Nekocon 12 (Hampton, VA)
~Chihiro/Sen - Spirited Away
~Umbreon - Pokemon
~Butterfree - Pokemon
Sakura Matsuri (Washington DC)