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Unread 09-09-2009, 12:38 AM   #16
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As far a I can see Sasuke-Hime was giving you constructive criticism and I agree with her comments.

I attended the dances for AV 06 & 07 and the music was much more fitting and seemed to have a Happy Hardcore feel with smooth transitions through out the night. This last dance seemed to feature a lot of trance with VERY inconsistent beats making it impossible to dance for more that 30 seconds without having to stop and wait for the beat to pick up again.

The AMVs are completely unnecessary. We're there to dance not to watch youtube videos. The TVs flood the room with light as well which doesn't help ambiance.

Im hoping you can take this as constructive criticism for future events. I have enjoyed your pasts sets and I mean no disrespect by my comments.
Thanks. I might ditch the video. It was an experiment.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 12:43 AM   #17
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Did you guys enjoy the faster Happy Hardcore style/Anime remixes from the past events? I can bring it back BTW. It is my specialty.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 02:12 AM   #18
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The Epic
Seeing people that I only get to see a few times a year.
Hosting the Phantomhive Ball with Tenshi.
Judging the masquerade ball with Garnet and MissRelina.
Being in warm weather.
People asking for hugs instead of just glomping.
The friendly environment.
Some really amazing costumes.
Fellow Higurashi cosplayers!

The Fail
Certain people flaking last minute at the ball.
The gun show, but I'm kind of used to that kind of stuff since AX used to share with Christians.
Spending my entire day judging when there weren't many people to actually judge.
Having only $6.

The WTF?!
That L cosplayer who "broadened" my mind.
"5 dollar foot long"

It was great seeing everyone at the con and getting to meet so many new people! Do to future plans, I may not be coming back next year but if things change, I can't wait to do it all over again. =3
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Unread 09-09-2009, 02:13 AM   #19
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the pros:
hanging out with my friends.
seeing other awsome cosplayers.
having an big group of phoenix wright cosplayers on monday.

the cons:
the panels sucked out loud.
crazy people chasing my friends and almost hurting my friends.
no karaoke.
having to park up on a hill cause of the gun show.
the fact that my group was so bored we left way early on the first and second days.
having no good places for photos.
hardly any good merchendise at the booths the aritst alley had better stuff than the venders.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 02:35 AM   #20
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I had that feeling for many years about Cashman being just a place that has a HUGE dealers room and tiny panels. That's all.

Not much in terms of anything else to do... and the fact that it is not a friendly place near any hotel is bad.

We are growing, and the need for a hotel is turning out to be mandatory. We are growing too big for Cashman now. Heck, people STILL cant find the upperdeck.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 03:58 AM   #21
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Did you guys enjoy the faster Happy Hardcore style/Anime remixes from the past events? I can bring it back BTW. It is my specialty.
I did, very much. And I think that's part of the reason I was so disappointed, the past events I've gone to and you'd been DJing had had an awesome flow and beat and that's why I think this year felt so off-putting because I had been excited and expecting something different then what was.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 08:26 AM   #22
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Did you guys enjoy the faster Happy Hardcore style/Anime remixes from the past events? I can bring it back BTW. It is my specialty.
Yes please do! I love that stuff!
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Unread 09-09-2009, 09:18 AM   #23
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Talking

The Win
-Hanging with Nat-chan and her crew. You guys rock! You had better come back next year!
-Impromptu day 2 Masque half time entertainment. All of you were a riot.
-Getting to be in the Cosplay panel. So much fun! Everyone asked so many good questions. I want more time next time! ^_^
-A surprising win - the impromptu Momoi panel. She was really cute! It was a fail that it wasn’t planned!
-The people in the back of the room “improving” the Sailormoon Live Action viewing. It was like an episode of MST3K. Awesome.

The Fail
-Two days of Masquerade. There were some really great acts in the single competition that not many people got to see. The turn out for day 2 was really small. (;_
-Not enough interactive panels. All of the interactive panels were during the Masquerade, so all I was left with was chatting with English speaking voice actors. Blech.
-They canceled the Hana Yori Dango screening. Also sadness.
-The lack of coordinators/signs/ropes guiding the lines for registration. I was fortunate not to have to deal with it, but I saw a lot of confused people that had no idea where the line went. Since the line went out the door, and there were no signs or anything out there, it turned into the mystery line to nowhere.
-The gallery rooms seemed sort of pointless. There were no signs explaining any of the background regarding the posters. These HUGE rooms stood empty most of the con. I ducked in when the con first opened and it took me just a few minutes to browse through – and then I didn’t go back in for the rest of the con.

Room for Improvement
I went to the J-Pop panel. The Videos were fun, but I would have liked to hear a little bit of background on the singers.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 09:33 AM   #24
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win:
- everyone was nice and it was a good excuse to go to Vegas
- lots of good cosplay from everyone
- the masquerade was funny
- the bands
- the Steve Blum panel

the fail:
- having a gun show in the middle of con.. too hot to go outside and embarassing to have to walk by them and get all kinds of lewd comments.. would have been nice if the dealer room was next to the theater with out them in between
- the vendors were the rudest of any con i've ever been to. i really dislike when nothing is priced and you have to ask for everything and then they just sit there with their arms crossed and dont even want to reply. i was going to buy a $20 tee shirt but the vendor gave me the dirtiest look i actually just walked away.
- the heat lol. idk if this is the best weekend to have a con in Vegas, honestly.
- the fact that there was absolutely no wear to take photos or even to just spread out and hang out with people. only a cramped hallway area or stairs you weren't allowed to sit on
- the heat indoors, didn't see like the ac worked until the last day

the Utter Fail
- the webpage. it was literally unusuable and the worst con website i've ever come across. not putting up the schedule until the day before the con messed up my plans a lot.

the WTF
yes i agree with the others, don't remember any naked loincloth guys in Inuyasha LOL! that was interesting.. but at least he was cute.


woo i sound like i'm complaining alot but not really, i had a blast.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 10:41 AM   #25
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I second azurien's comment about the schedule not being available until the last minute. ^^; Hopefully next year it will be out a tad bit earlier.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 11:46 AM   #26
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I did, very much. And I think that's part of the reason I was so disappointed, the past events I've gone to and you'd been DJing had had an awesome flow and beat and that's why I think this year felt so off-putting because I had been excited and expecting something different then what was.
Expect me to kick your asses with faster music next year LOL.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 11:49 AM   #27
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-The people in the back of the room “improving” the Sailormoon Live Action viewing. It was like an episode of MST3K. Awesome.
xDDD It was most likely my homies, the J-team: anime.meetup.com/402
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Unread 09-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #28
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I do have to admit, there was too much of the gallery. It could have been mitigated to just two rooms, not four.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 07:55 PM   #29
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Pros:
-Seeing so many wonderful cosplayers! There seemed to be more this year than ever!
-People asking for pics/hugs. For the first time, no one in my cosplay group had a costume damaged by a glomper!
-Having a shuttle available. That's a first at the Cashman, isn't it?
-The BANDS!
-The freakish amount of fun I had at the Phantomhive Ball! Thank you Anti Ai-chan, Tenchi and Jinnai! You guys rock! (Jinnai, I love your anime re-mixes, too!)
-Judging the Masquerades with Anti Ai-chan and Garnet! Love you guys!
-Getting to hang out with all my con buddies!
-The masqerade shows. The competitors, the organizers, the techies, everybody!

Cons:
-Being stuck in the same tiny room to judge the masquerades FOR TWO DAYS! I think all the judging could be done on the same day, even if the shows are split into two nights again. Anti Ai-chan, Garnet and I were having some serious A.D.D. moments after being cooped up for so long.
-The dealers room closing early on day 1? What the heck?
-Pre-reg badge pick up was only 2 hours, and during rush hour. It was really hard to get into town in time.

Epic fail
-"Five Dollar Foot Long" Not Masquerade Appropriate, guys! And he totally distracted from the InuYasha skit. What? There was stage combat going on? Really?
-Only one shuttle per hour. I know shuttles are expensive, but that was a pain.
-The guy from the Gun Show that tried to run me over in the parking lot. He got so close that he left black stains from his truck on my green Victorian Hoop Skirt! No way he didn't see me. It was 10am and I was in a HUGE green dress! (not anything AV can do about him, sigh)

Anyway, I had a great time and I can't wait for next year!
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Unread 09-09-2009, 08:06 PM   #30
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My 2 Cents (which is all that's left in my pocket)

Positive-
1. Great friendly people (as always)
2. Cool guests (as always)
3. Reno got some love!
4. Fancy dance theme and dresscode
5. Plenty of water around the con
6. Shuttle to the con
7. Large dealers hall
8. Tons of great cosplayers
9. Ah, the AC
10. The art gallery (ooh, pretty pictures)
11. Some really cute gals at AV (as always)

Negative-
1. Fancy Dance music (sorry Jinnai)
2. Shuttle needs to make more trips
3. Dealers hall prices, a bit high (not a fault of the con)
4. The art gallery really didn't need to take up two rooms
5. Wow... so few panels
6. Cashman Center is near nothing (also not a fault of the con)
7. I miss the hotel
8. Could we have the con closer to the strip?
9. No great gathering/photoshoot locations
10. Gaming area used to have so much more
11. NO MAID CAFE!!!!

Neutral?
1. Random panels are random
2. Refugee camp in the hall day 3
3. AMVs at the dance, but no contest, the heck?
4. Gun show, huh? Well they didn't mess with me
5. All these lists end with prime numbers

Extra-
@Jinnai - I sympathize with what happened at the Ball. It was pretty good for a first try and it isn't really your speciality to begin with. I loved what you did at the dances in previous years so I look forward to you running the dances next year (as I assume you are). The audio/video experiment at the ball confused me and didn't really seem necessary at all, points for trying, I guess. Still, I get the feeling that if you find a nice groove to it, you could make a pretty rocking ball.

@Staff - I love this con, it has been one of my favorites since the first time I went. Which was back about 5 years ago. I was a bit dissapointed to hear it was returning to the Cashman center this year, but it was all good and very fun. I do miss being in a hotel at this con, but that doesn't change the fact that I love this con. Not as strong as the last two years, but still pretty good overall.

@Reno Lovers - Thank you

@Giovanni's peeps - Great to see you guys again
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