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Unread 05-13-2011, 06:51 AM   #16
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Workshop/demo vs talking heads

So the initial problem is that workshops or demos require more supplies for the presenter to haul (with no gaurantee of attendees) & messy situations for your venue. They also usually take more time & require audience participation but can be fun.

Just talking or talking with some examples & handouts can be dull but informative.

So we need a mix of each, what percent seems reasonable?
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Unread 05-13-2011, 10:49 AM   #17
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I'd also suggest people who can't bring the huge messy stuff do video or PowerPoint how-tos instead. Or just bring a sample.

As for percentage, I think panels should be about 50/50 discussion panels and how-to panels, but not all how-tos have to involve actually doing the work there. Examples can be shown, or, like I just said, process videos and photos can be shown. For example, a how-to on building wing mechanisms can have diagrams on what works and what doesn't rather than just saying, "I made some cool wings once," and talking about how great it is when people can make wings that move. The fabric painting/dying panel had that problem this year. It was a lot of, "Looky at my pretty dying," and no real talk about how to use things like resists (which were what I really wanted to know about and which were listed in the panel description). Also, Trixy's painting portion was pushed to the very end though that was incredibly informative on how to use a stencil properly on fabric.
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Unread 05-13-2011, 01:47 PM   #18
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waa thanks ^^ happy for the feedback i was not sure if people tough it was still alright for my kind of first timer pannel ish thingy ^^::

but thanks next time ill try to be better right ^^

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Unread 05-13-2011, 06:19 PM   #19
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Programming Idea - Photoshoot

Since cosplayers expect more photos how about actually scheduling a time & place (maybe with backdrops or in a pretty area of the hotel) for folks to show up & pose or take pics?

CC26 had a couple of scenic backdrop areas set-up - I saw some activity. Lots of hotels have nice ballroom lobbies or something scenic nearby outdoors?
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Unread 05-13-2011, 08:14 PM   #20
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I think backdrops and/or scheduled photo ops are a GREAT idea and would help break the ice for newbies.
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Unread 05-13-2011, 11:13 PM   #21
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i like the idee too ^^ sound nice ^^
nya!! wish i could go next year too =-= nyaaaa!!
anyhow yeah for newbie thingy and yeah for my super friend i love you all ^^

it so fun wonder why not much more people go hehehe!!
it like try me (the convention) youll want more (to go always for everrr) ^^ hehe
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Unread 05-14-2011, 09:03 PM   #22
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Hi,
I went to CC27 in MD, and I am looking forward to CC30 in sunny Arizona!

I enjoyed the range of classes with handouts and hands on activities at 27, and I liked how it had the big open space for gathering. CC definitely has a different feel from Dragoncon and the anime cons I have been to like otakon and sakura con. It's an older crowd (as in not all teenagers ), and the classes are small and intimate. The level of knowledge and expertise in the lectures was absolutely outstanding!

Anyway just wanted to say I am looking forward to going next year and I can't wait to see what's in store!
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Unread 05-14-2011, 11:09 PM   #23
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I think backdrops and/or scheduled photo ops are a GREAT idea and would help break the ice for newbies.
Provided they're not just getting photos of just themselves. That's where I think the cosplayers can help introduce a new element by getting the vets involved.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 10:02 AM   #24
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Programming idea dump (I don't think I'm qualified for most of these, but here they are to stand as ideas for others):

Patterns Demystified - Where do patterns come from? How do the people who draft patterns know where to put the curves? The markings? Am I even reading this thing correctly?
(This idea comes from a conversation I overheard while waiting for judging. A woman was asking another about how people drafting patterns know what each piece has to look like to fit it together.)

Craft Foam Armor - Learn to build comfortable, flexible armor from sheets of craft foam.
(Some of the Canadians had amazing pieces built from craft foam this year, and it's truly a wonder product! It shapes with heat, takes glue and paint quite well, and can be finished in a variety of ways to look like leather, metal, or wood. How do you do it, though?)

Faux Finishes with Paint - How do you make that plastic or foam look like wood, metal, or leather?
(We had a time trying to figure a wood grain painting style out for PVC tubing a while back. A panel on this would be awesome!)

A Plethora of Pockets - The seam pocket, the double welt, the slit. How do you make flaps? We'll show you how to pin, cut, and sew some of the most commonly-used pocket styles.
(I could possibly be on this one, but I'm not qualified for all pocket styles.)

That's all for now. I'll add more when I think of them.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 11:04 AM   #25
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Programming idea dump (I don't think I'm qualified for most of these, but here they are to stand as ideas for others):

Patterns Demystified - Where do patterns come from? How do the people who draft patterns know where to put the curves? The markings? Am I even reading this thing correctly?

Craft Foam Armor - Learn to build comfortable, flexible armor from sheets of craft foam.

Faux Finishes with Paint - How do you make that plastic or foam look like wood, metal, or leather?

A Plethora of Pockets - The seam pocket, the double welt, the slit. How do you make flaps? We'll show you how to pin, cut, and sew some of the most commonly-used pocket styles.
Ooh - good ideas! I have some vague notions about each of these but would find them very interesting.

For the pattern one - if you could get one of the pattern company reps (say Andrea Schewe) they could probably explain some of the math & science behind that.
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Faux Finishes with Paint - How do you make that plastic or foam look like wood, metal, or leather?
(We had a time trying to figure a wood grain painting style out for PVC tubing a while back. A panel on this would be awesome!)
aww shoot i could have tell you ^^::
sunday at the futur fashion folio i had foam look like wood ^^
i had not bring them to the pannel i kinda forgot cause its painting but not on fabric haha!!

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aww shoot i could have tell you ^^::
sunday at the futur fashion folio i had foam look like wood ^^
i had not bring them to the pannel i kinda forgot cause its painting but not on fabric haha!!

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If only you were going to be there this year! This would be a great thing for ANYONE at CC to learn. Chances are that there are very few who have done ALL of those types of finishes, but with a good group of people who know each one well, it could be an amazing panel.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 04:00 PM   #28
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that faux finish one sounds really good. Between trixy and most of the Castle Blood crew, we actually have done all of those finishes. professionally even LOL, plus stone, marble, malachite, aged metals etc...

Making a def note on my list for this one.( not that I want to do it myself, I just think its a new topic of large interest)

and keep the ideas coming, and feel free to pm me here, or write me at gravelymac@yahoo.com with ideas that you might want to discuss
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iam trying to get money to go =_=
trying hard ^^ by bus it be less expensive =_= but lonely =_=''''

but iam trying ^^so if i manage to have enough to go i sooooo going nya!!
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A few more panel ideas:

Care and Keeping of Vintage Clothing - How do you keep your vintage clothing collection safe? If you wear a piece from it, how should you launder it?

Climate and Traditional Costume - How does the climate of a country determine its traditional costume and what is appropriate to leave uncovered?

Woodworking for Beginners - What are the basic tools you need to start woodworking? Learn about carving, burning, and finishing for someone who has never worked with wood in costuming before.
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