locations are here
The photoshoot list will be opening on either Feb 28 or March 1st, whenever I have time. The pdf with all of the locations/times/days will also be posted then so you can see where the big groups who responded have booked. This same info on locations/how to book will eventually be posted on the AN Facebook site and on AN's webpage and forum. So groups outside of cosplay.com will likely be seeking space - be warned!
Photoshoots that had a large number of people attending last year have been contacted so they can put in for a location early to ensure they get a spot that can accommodate their size so we don't end up with groups not being able to fit into their spots like last year.
There are numerous complaints every year about the locations people pick for photoshoots -complaining about crowds etc. Then there are complaints about locations that are 'too far' (even though everything is pretty damn close). That being said, the most popular locations are the crowded ones. I think DT 3 is a good compromise as it is only 7 min from the front door of the TCC if you follow the road, longer if you go through the DT for the A/C.
TCC 1 - good for small groups (0-15 cosplayers), has trees for backgrounds (so some shade) and is a bit out of the way of the steady flow of traffic
TCC 2 - good for large groups (50+ cosplayers), exposed to the sun, crowded area
TCC 3 - same as TCC 2 but no trees, more crowded
TCC 4 - good for small/medium sized groups (0-30 cosplayers), has some trees, possible shade from building, a bit out of the way of the big flow of traffic
DT 1 - shady location, good for small/medium sized groups, trees, crowded at times with random others
DT 2- good for small/medium sized groups (0-30 cosplayers), out of the way of big crowds, trees and bushes for backgrounds
DT 3 - good for large sized groups (50+), out of the way of big crowds, very big location with trees and power grid station for backdrops as well as possible open sky. Not far from Double Tree hotel, easy to reach from back of hotel or along road.
ITCC - AN INDOOR LOCATION! I was aiming for a few spots but the TCC is renovating some areas right now and we don't have a proper floor plan yet. As of now I know i'm getting at least 1 spot and it's carpeted. I'd suggest only small groups (0-15 cosplayers) book here as I do not know the size yet (and won't know until end of March likely).
Edit: Cross posted here
at the new teahouse forums.