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Hetalia Day 2010 [SoCal Division] ~Halloween Themed!~



Hetalia Day 2010 in LA

Location: Anthony C. Beilenson Park (Lake Balboa) in Van Nuys, CA
Date: Sunday, October 24th
Time: 10am to 6pm


Just a quick summary of what Hetalia Day is: Oct 24th is United Nations Day. Someone out there in livejournal land had the idea of applying this to the global Hetalia fandom. So what does that mean? A day of worldwide gatherings and the general celebration of all things Hetalia!

No more sweets for the picnic please. We need more food that aren't sweets. Thanks.

! VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! PLEASE READ! !

Things to keep in mind about the park

HetaMUN details


Achtung!

Due to the sheer size of this gathering, we want to be better prepaired for this next one. That means we need more organizers and volunteers to help keep some kind of order in what would otherwise be, well, a big mess. If you would like to join as a volunteer, please contact either me or Cosplay Cyborg via IM or e-mail. Our contact info will be listed at the very bottom of this post.

Please refer to the recruitment thread HERE.


Pretty much, Cosplay Cyborg and I are trying to re-organize everything and review last year's event so that we can plan a few things more efficiently and make sure everybody has a blast for a second year in a row.

We've found a better location -- Balboa Lake in Van Nuys, CA -- where the regular visitors and rangers actually enjoy it when cosplayers come to play! We're working on getting all the park security issues out of the way well in advance to avoid last year's little incident with the props.

We also have a newer, more efficient updated set of the rules for this event, since we got into some trouble last time. We want to make sure we'll be able to come back again in 2011 and have just as much fun for years and years to come, so in a way, we're a bit stricter because we want to be absolutely PERFECT this year. Please make sure to read and review the Hetalia Day in SoCal Code of Conduct (see second post) for this event and stay tuned for updates.

And yes, this gathering will in fact be Halloween themed yet again~! We encourage you to get creative and come as your favorite character in Halloween garb, but it's definitely not a requirement.


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Games and Contests:

Miss Hetalia Competition
HetaMUN (Model UN Debate)
HetaSNAP! (Photography Competition)
Hetalia Twister
Are You Smarter Than America? (A game show implying America has the intelligence of a 5th Grader)
The Awesome Me Says



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Country and costume you will be coming as (Ex: America as the Hamburglar):
Are you coming via public transportation?:
What you are bringing for the picnic:
Additional Info:


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Attendees

* = Livejournal
# = deviantart
% = Other

The Americas

America: #UnwantedRaine (Cowboy), TamerLorika, Cosplay Cyborg (Indiana Jones), ColonelRobin's friend (Superman), #ZazuAndHyenaFan, insntyco's friend (Batman)
Canada:
Cuba:

Asia

China: Bittingdemon, ate_flexi (Police)
Japan: 27XxJuDaImExX27's friend, xShadow-Lightx, Koreria (Mafia)
Korea: katokatsu (Nyotalia)
Hong Kong: yirico92's friend (Mafia)
Taiwan:
Vietnam:
Thailand: ate_flexi's friend
Tibet:

Europe

N. Italy: souseiseki (Tomato), Yaoishoujo (Cat), spicykurry (Luigi), ColonelRobin's friend (Mafia)
S. Italy: scar66's friend, katokatsu (Nyotalia Tomato)
United Kingdom: OrangePokitaru (Arthur Bond), #Emobunnygirl, Flainorkeyblade (Arthur Potter)
France: Zoreta (Reynard the Fox), MokubaKaiba (FIFA 2010), Omega-Shinobi (Vampire), hinavalkyrie (Chef)
Spain: hd1bar, Chris, Conquista (Zorro)
Hungary: YoYogurt's friend, ColonelRobin's friend (Goth)
Belgium: FullMetalVamp17 (White Rabbit)
Netherlands:
Chibitalia: Rukia-onee-chan (Neko)
Holy Roman Empire:
Grandpa Rome:
Germania:

Eastern Europe

Russia: Zoreta's friend, #Bumblebeeisbomb, birdybird's friend, #ZazuAndHyenaFan's friend, insntyco (Capitalist)
Latvia:
Estonia:
Poland: 27XxJuDaImExX27's friend (Pink pony?), birdybird's friend
Lithuania: birdybird
Belarus: Hitomi-chan99 (Alice), #Rinkuu, Belarus516, spicykurry's friend, Annalyn (Lady Gaga)
Ukraine: techrabbit13 (Queen of Hearts), #Violetthehedgehog, ninjagal6 (Mail Order Bride)
Bulgaria:

Germanic

Germany: Kitsunesraine, scar66 (Young ver.), Shaxel (Big Bad Wolf), kyoko-TOKO
Prussia: Clockwork Alice (Nyotalia ver. bloody Snow White), YoYogurt (Teutonic Knight), SabienStrange (Little Red Riding Hood), vryemni (J-Pop), BAMF_9564 (Multiple), RubyTuesday (Zombie)
Austria: 27XxJuDaImExX27's friend (Mozart), aikostar, Ichigo_no_Hime's friend, Emperor Lelouch (Conductor), FullMetalVamp17's friend
Switzerland: TokioAmarfi (Nyotalia Alice), hinavalkyrie (Banker)
Liechtenstein: 27XxJuDaImExX27 (Little Red Riding Hood), Narwhalificatio (sheet ghost)

Northern Europe

Sweden:
Finland: squkyshoes (Viking)
Denmark:
Norway: yirico92 (Pink bunny)
Iceland:

Mediterranean & Others

Greece: #Lovelessxzero, ColonelRobin (Cat)
Turkey: #Rockpup5, Conquista's friend (Bandit)
Egypt: Eveil
Northern Cyprus:
Monaco:
Seychelles: LadyNefrodiel (Pirate girl), spicykurry's friend, unasuvas (Gakuen)

Oceania

Australia:
New Zealand:

Micronations

Sealand: Shyloh (Nyotalia)
Seborga:
Wy: Amethyst Nat, Saru-chan

Original Characters

Philippines: ScarletRhapsody (Spanish-American War), Ryusan777
UN-tan: jetspectacular

Others

Cameramen: Jerry
Regular Attendee: ZackPuppy, GingaDreamer, Creature-It
Undecided: Sokirawi (Russia), Bittingdemon, Saru-chan's friends (Hong Kong and Greece), SirenaBlack, Deadlywings, Ichigo_no_Hime, PhantomShadow (Turkey or Seychelles), #smilexstyle


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Who is bringing what?

Food, drink, plates/utensils:

Clockwork Alice – Bratwurst, apple strudel, candy
OrangePokitaru - Fish and chips
27XxJuDaImExX27 - Flag cookies, mochi cake
Zoreta – Cookies, fudge
Narwhalificatio – Potato Salad, pie, chili, etc.
yirico92 – Chips and other junk food
Amethyst Nat – Cookies
squkyshoes – Crackers
ate_flexi - Fried rice or sotanghon
PhantomShadow - Rice Krispy Treats and Utensils
SabienStrange – Cookies
LadyNefrodiel – Plates and food
Violetthehedgehog - Sunflower seeds
Rinkuu - Banana chips
MokubaKaiba - Tents and food
ZackPuppy - Chips
RubyTuesday - Drinks
Rukia-onee-chan - Plates and napkins
Lovelessxzero - Cupcakes
Yaoishoujo - Pasta
ninjagal6 - Corn salad
spicykurry - Drinks
Rockpup5 - Cups
Conquista - Paella and sangria
katokatsu - Kimbap
Koreria - Surprise Onigiri
Shaxel - Water
siomai - Siomai
BAMF_9564 - Peanut butter cookies
RubyTuesday - Flan
ColonelRobin and friends - Soda
hinavalkyrie - Pizza

Games and Activities:

Cosplay Cyborg – Game prizes
squkyshoes – Chairs, photoguide for HetaSNAP!
MokubaKaiba - Twister

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Contact Us

Send us an email for volunteer information here:

hetaliadayinla@gmail.com

Clockwork Alice's Contact Info:

AIM: KurageOngaku
MSN: erotopia_kei@hotmail.com
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Livejournal: neurotic_banana
E-mail: aliceanachronism@gmail.com
Skype: macaron.massacre

Cosplay Cyborg's Contact Info:

AIM: LilZanChan
MSN: MutantSunflower@live.com
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Livejournal: invisimatt
E-mail: MutantSunflower@gmail.com
Skype: regency.mothball

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Unread 07-06-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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PLEASE READ!

Hetalia Day in SoCal 2010 ~ Code of Conduct

It is CRUCIAL that everyone attending this event reads and understands these rules. If anything is unclear, you are most welcome to ask for us to clarify.


>PROPS


Weapons: We know you guys love your weapon replicas, but due to park rules, we'd like for you to leave them at home. If we see anyone with a weapon prop, you will be asked to leave them in your car. If you don't have a car, you may leave them at our bag check and retrieve them when you leave the event. Props considered as weapons are gun replicas, sword replicas, pipes, and other similar props. It does not matter if it is plastic or has an orange tip. Please respect the parks rules so we do not run into any issues with their security.

Flags: This is a BIG issue. Last year we noticed the poor treatment of some of the flags people brought along as props. Bear in mind that the flag you carry as a prop is also the symbol of a country and must be treated with respect. You are allowed to bring a flag with you so long as you take care of it properly. We cannot stress this enough! If you bring a flag, please keep it on a flagpole or fold it neatly and place it in a bag when you are not using it for photos. DO NOT SIT ON THEM OR LEAVE THEM ON THE GROUND. Please have respect for the nation whose flag represents. !UPDATE! Park rules state that nothing can be staked in the ground, so please don't stake your flag poles.


>BEHAVIOUR AND COMMON COURTESY


Gestures: Certain gestures and sayings may have a deep negative connotation and should NEVER been taken lightly. Keep your surroundings in mind. For example, if we see a Germany or Prussia cosplayer in a “Sieg Heil” or doing any such gesture, organizers will give you a warning. If you continue this behaviour, we have the right to ask you to leave the gathering. We don't care if it's meant as a joke. Bottom line, it is inappropriate and neither the time nor the place. What you do at home in private is your own business, but we will not tolerate it at this gathering. On that same note, please refrain from wearing Nazi or even Red Army attire at the park. It is a public place where people other than cosplayers will see you.

Harassment: Unfortunately, this topic has come up several times. We shouldn't have to tell you to keep your hands to yourself, but... KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF. My co-organizer and I keep hearing about Prussia and France cosplayers that get way too grabby handed with other cosplayers, and frankly, that disturbs us. Unless you know the person and they are completely okay with it, you should NEVER touch a fellow cosplayer in an inappropriate manner. We don't care how in-character you think it may be. It's also in-character for Russia to bludgen people with his pipe, or Hungary to hit people with her frying pan, but you don't see those cosplayers actually doing that, do you? If our volunteers see any of that going on and the harassed cosplayer feels distressed, you will be asked to leave, no questions asked. ESPECIALLY if said "victim" is a minor. Bad Touch Trio be damned, we don't want to see any bad touching.

Respect: Please respect the other park attendees. Some people will naturally be curious and ask what you're up to, so don't be rude to them. Also, we really don't want to see a huge group of cosplayers in the playground. If there are a lot of kids playing there, let them play in peace. Some kids tend to be rude as well and will make snide remarks about your costumes. You may want to avoid that. We honestly don't need to see a grown person arguing with a seven year old. =_=;


>GENERAL ISSUES TO KEEP IN MIND


CLEAN UP YOUR TRASH: Last year a handful of people had to stay behind and clean up after everyone who'd left garbage and plastic wrappers and remnants of food behind at the picnic area. We would also like to point out that littering is against the law and making other attendees of the gathering clean up YOUR mess is really uncool. We'd like it if people could take initiative and pick up trash they see lying around even if it's not theirs. We get so frustrated when we ask for help cleaning up and somebody has the bright idea to say, "Well I'm tired and that's not mine anyway." and we're pretty sure you'd feel the same if you were in our shoes. In order to ensure that the park staff feel comfortable with us returning next year and the year after and for as many years as we feel like doing this again and again, we cannot stress enough how important it is that you keep our area clean!

Parents and Non-Fandom Individuals: Hetalia has fans of all ages, so we're fairly certain some of our younger fans will join us for the day. We have quite a few high school aged friends and acquaintances due to the nature of anime and cosplay, and we know that their parents are VERY concerned about safety at events. There is also a high likelihood that "normal people" will ask us what we're up to. Rather than being rude to them, here are a few suggestions for attendees that easily soothe the worried parental unit and spark the interest of the average Joe.

1. Encourage your parents to come along! - Even in other fandoms, we love it when the parent of a fan seems interested. Heritage is a really good conversation starter for older fans, so if you're well-informed of your family tree, definitely play that up!
2. Have a positive attitude! - Smiles go for miles, so if a little kid says something to you, smile. If people cheer and wave and holler because they like your gigantic Spanish flag, smile and wave back. If someone asks what kind of party we're throwing, tell them we're celebrating World Peace! After all, when the whole world comes together for something as amazing as Hetalia Day, there's no way you can get away with being sad for too long.
3. Have fun! - This is the most important guideline of all. We're here to have fun, and if you're not having fun people will notice. Have a good time, make new friends and talk about the fandom. We're all friends here. <3



We know this may seem like a whole lot to swallow, but we feel these rules are necessary. Not to mention most of this is common sense. In a nutshell, we just want everyone to conduct themselves appropriately so that everyone can have a good time. =w=b
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Man, I'd love to come again this year. Last year was awesome, 'specially with that United Nations bit..... But unfortunately Balboa Park is way to far for me.... Have fun guys!
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We chose Balboa Lake because of other cosplay gatherings that take place there during the spring. Griffith... well, they gave us a lot of problems, and the other park attendees didn't like us all too much. =_=;

Sorry you can't make it again.
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Ahh... I'm in the same boat as Burpin. It's quite far for me, but it would've given me a chance to bust out battle!Taiwan based off of a fanart I've been wanting to do for a while now. Hope you guys have lots of fun this year though. :]
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@ClockworkAlice: Balboa LAKE is in San Diego, my dear. The "official" name of this particular Balboa park is "Anthony C Beilenson Park" but we all call it Balboa around here cause that's what street it's on. XD

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Noooo. Balboa Park is in San Diego. Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park is in Van Nuys.

http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/f...lakeBalboa.htm


@Hitomi-chan99 - Awesome~ Belarus as anything in particular, or just plain Belarus?
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If I don't have to work that weekend, I'll probably stop by as Spanish American War! Philippines with the rest of the Philippine crew.
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Yay~ More Phiri-tans~
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Well since my little sister Belarus is going I guess I better go to. Ukraine reporting for duty.... sorry, lol ^^
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Great~ Are you going to be dressed for Halloween?
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Ahhh~ I'm definatly going again this year~! ;D Count me in!
Not sure who I'll be yet; it's a tie between Russia as a Sunflora, France as Lestat de Lioncourt, Romaheta!Italy, or Ukraine as a casino or saloon girl..
I'll figure it out eventually 8'D
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@27XxJuDaImExX27 - France as Lestat would be awesome, though all those sound great. Hope you have luck choosing one!

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