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Unread 02-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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What's everyone's next con? Will you be attending Katsu again next year?

SO the whole BBYO thing caused problems and I get that. SO are you attending next year or have you been deterred? Also what's everyone's next convention? I'm deciding between Anime Boston and Animazement.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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I'll always attend Katsu as long as the price and the location are within reason. It was my frist con, and one rough experience is no reason to drop the con.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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It was rough, but I enjoyed Katsucon. Definitely returning next year. My next convention was supposed to be Animazement, but because of how expensive the materials for my Otakon cosplays are gonna be, I decided to just prep for Ota instead. (:
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Unread 02-18-2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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This was my first Katsucon, and despite the double booking I had a fantastic time. I'll definitely be returning next year!

As for now, I'm starting my preparations for Otakon early. The past two cons I've been to, I finished my cosplays either the night before, or the day that I left! Way too much stress for me, I'm going to get a head start this time c:
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Unread 02-18-2013, 03:54 PM   #5
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I doubt they'll make the same mistake and double book cons with needs like that again (they've double booked before, but never had these problems)

I won't be going to a con before Setsucon 2014 because I'm having a baby this spring.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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My con schedule is up in the air because of school and work -- probably some local cons during the rest of the school year. If I'm on the East Coast this summer, Animazement and Otakon; if I'm on the West Coast, AX. Youmacon in November. Back for Katsu in '14.

Wild horses (or a second BBYO booking) couldn't drag me away from Katsu. The Gaylord is the greatest convention center for cosplayers in the whole country, and cosplayers, photographers, and my friends all know it.

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Unread 02-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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My next con is Kawaii-Kon. I will be at Katsu next year. I really really hope that its still in the same place. I freaking love the Gaylord and the National Harbor area
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Unread 02-18-2013, 04:59 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by NatureMade View Post
I'll always attend Katsu as long as the price and the location are within reason. It was my frist con, and one rough experience is no reason to drop the con.
Agreed. I also plan to attend next year.

My next con is Zenkaikon and then after that Otakon.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #9
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The BBYO issues dampened the con experience a little, but it will not be the deciding factor of whether or not I attend next year. For me, it really depends on whether my friends are going, if I have a cosplay prepared, and what musical guest is invited.

My next convention will be Anime Boston followed by Otakon and AnimeNEXT. Anime Expo is still up in the air.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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No I personally will never return to any Con that is held in the Gaylord do to the issue from this years Magfest and Katsu with Hotel Staff over photography issues.

As for my next Cons next up for me is Anima Boston, a few local stuff here in Baltimore then Wizard World Philly, SDCC,Shore Leave 35,Otakon,Dragon*Con and Bmore Comic Con.

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Unread 02-18-2013, 06:06 PM   #11
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Katsu is a good time, regardless of issues. I'll go as long as I'm in the area.

As for Animazement vs. Anime Boston, if I had to go to one or the other, I'd go to neither and go to Fanime instead. B] Unless I get into Nashicon's AA by some miracle, Fanime is my next con.

Anime Boston and Animazement are completely different con experiences. AB is in a really...unfortunate-looking convention center with bad acoustics. I have never encountered as many of the annoying "butt scratcher/marco polo" type people as I have at AB, so there's a lot of general rowdiness that goes on. Animazement is a much smaller con by comparison. Raleigh is a nice city, but it's not as city-like as Boston.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 06:09 PM   #12
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That whole BBYO situation was annoying, but my main problem was a personal problem, which was that I was cosplaying alone (I went with friends that also cosplayed, but didn't have a cosplay group or partner). So would I go again? Maybe I would go again if my friends go or if I have a group or partner to cosplay with.

Like Kiro, my next cons which I'm definitely going to are Anime Boston, AnimeNEXT, Anime Expo, and Otakon. Tekkoshocon was originally in my list, but as of now, it looks like I'm not going.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 06:17 PM   #13
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I'm pretty sure I'll always return to Katsu. The BBYO thing kind of made things a little rough this year for me and a lot of people, I'm sure. But I think Katsucon is my favorite con. I love love love the Gaylord and the National Harbor in general. It's just so small but so fancy, and so simple at the same time. Also, I love that Katsu isn't too small and empty, but not completely packed and crazy.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 06:17 PM   #14
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I'd love to return to Katsu next year! The BBYO thing was annoying and I hope that doesn't happen again. I started going to Katsucon because Otakon was getting to expensive and to crowded. For me, Katsu is much nicer, attendee and area wise!

I'm not sure what or when my next anime con will be but I have atleast 2 more cons for this year
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Unread 02-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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My next major anime con is Anime Boston. I'm still going back and forth if I want to make it to a smaller anime con in New York. I'll be back at Katsucon next year. Looking forward to it!
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