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Unread 06-10-2015, 06:17 AM   #1
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Conventions and birthdays

Am I the only one who has a birthday that falls on or around a convention? Anime Boston is usually really close to my birthday (My birthday is March 28) and for the past couple of years my birthday present has been money for it, including the badge (most 16 year olds have a Sweet Sixteen, meanwhile I'm hanging out with my nerd friends LOL). Sadly, this year AB is March 25-27, ending literally one day before my birthday, so no 18+ events for me. (Sounds weird but I was really looking forward to them)

How about you?
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Unread 06-10-2015, 12:48 PM   #2
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@Randommerade: So sorry to hear about this. There were complaints from people who are unable to attend Animeboston because it usually occurs on Easter weekend. At least you get to attend next year, despite not being able to go to the adult panels. I'm sure there would be other panels that would peak your interests. Heck, after you leave the con on Sunday...you could have an early birthday celebration with your friends.

This never happened to me since my birthday is in the dead of winter. Haha...
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Unread 06-10-2015, 01:00 PM   #3
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Fan Expo is normally around or on my actual Birthday (which this year it is).

I work the con too..so "FUN!" for me. lol.
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Unread 06-10-2015, 01:16 PM   #4
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My birthday is at the end of July, so there is definitely potential for a con to land on my birthday, but I don't think it's happened yet.
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Unread 06-10-2015, 01:16 PM   #5
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My Birthday fell on the last day of WonderCon this year. I spent half the day at the show and the other half on the road driving from Anaheim to Sacramento. That part sucked. Didn't get home until after midnight.
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Unread 06-10-2015, 01:20 PM   #6
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Honestly, these days my birthday hardly matters to me at all anyway. I totally get why it's a big deal at 18, but as you get older it will be less important lol I'd rather go to a con on my birthday xD
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Unread 06-10-2015, 01:25 PM   #7
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There is absolutly no currently existing convention in my country, that will ever be on my birthday, so I never thought about that topic before. From the international conventions I'd like to go to, this years DragonCon will be on my birthday...but I have neither time or money to go, obviously.
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Unread 06-10-2015, 01:41 PM   #8
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My birthday is during Cosplacon on the 19th this month.
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Unread 06-10-2015, 02:31 PM   #9
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AX is close enough to my birthday that I've been able to ask for money to go the last couple years. I'm also going to LA Cosplay Con this Saturday that falls on my actual birthday :3
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Unread 06-10-2015, 03:00 PM   #10
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My birthday generally falls on or around A-kon but this year it was on Saturday of Dallas Comic Con which is awesome because it's one of my favorite cons and I got to meet Adam West and Kevin Conroy! Getting to meet them in the first place is awesome in itself but it was even better that it was on my birthday, and of course I spent an absolutely wonderful day with my boyfriend in our cosplays just being the super nerds we are and I also got a nice deal on some Pokemon slippers for it being my birthday. =) Awesome day!
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Unread 06-10-2015, 10:50 PM   #11
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My birthday is mid-December, so it's a slim chance that one con (which I don't attend except as an artist) and one con who keeps changing dates could fall on it, but so far, nope. CLosest was attending the latter a few days after my birthday and finals at college to celebrate. Oh yeah, that's a serious pisser with a birthday on that date if you're in college or uni- it will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS be during final exams week. Your celebration will consist of sitting in class all day, stressing over exams and frantically studying all night.
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Unread 06-11-2015, 01:55 PM   #12
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Aww...no conventions on or around my birthday unless my mom's willing to drive me two hours across town. There was one, Mythicon that was hosted in September which was an early-birthday-gift for me but last year was its final year apparently. It shut down.
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Unread 06-11-2015, 03:12 PM   #13
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I've never been to any during my birthday, which is the dead middle of July, but I'd imagine there may be some. These past few years my bday's been on a Wed. though and I doubt any con will run that early/late in the week.

My friend usually gets given tickets to Sakuracon on her bday, but the event itself is months after her bday.

Personally I feel like it'd be a lot of pressure to do a con on my bday, 'cuz the focus is less on you unless you do something really big and crazy. Plus it's one less event weekend since you're combining two events, and I'd rather have more things to look forward to.
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Unread 06-11-2015, 05:56 PM   #14
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My birthday is smack dab in the middle of Anime Revolution xD
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Unread 06-11-2015, 07:13 PM   #15
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At NDK this year, the last day is my birthday.
NDK 2015 Costumes:
- Aqua Admin Shelly (Pokemon ORAS)
- Rosalina & Luma(Smash Bros 3DS/ Wii U)
- Clear (DRAMAtical Murder)

NDK 2016 Costumes:
- Tayuya of the Sound Four (Naruto)
- Young Link (Zelda: Majora's Mask)

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