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Welcome to the official MH Meet&Cons Hangout!
Here's the place for you to brainstorm on meeting possibilities. Any idea for a nice con or don't know where to go? Ask here! Find people in your region to join you, meet up and make friends~
Don't be afraid of throwing in a suggestion or questions, or start your own local MH circle
Most of all - Have fun!
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So, to start off, this is an idea that came to sahugani and I at the recent San Diego Comic Con from last weekend. We had this crazy idea about starting a place on MH for people to post Convention Reports, Experiences, Meet Ups and so forth for all the members here on Mangahelpers.
This thread is meant as a gauge to the popularity of this idea. Here we can all post pics of any recent conventions we went to, as well as convention reports and any other experiences you wish to share. Also this thread can be used to help arrange meet ups and things for future conventions.
This doesn't (I REPEAT DOESN'T) have to only be Anime and Manga. Feel free to discuss such conventions revolving aroudn movies, comics, music and TV, Sci-Fi and more.
Sahugani and I will be releasing a small con report sometime this weekend or early next week for SDCC '08 including pictures and experiences from the Mashima Hiro Panel and the Heroes Panel (Among Other Things). Until then please feel free to discuss your experiences at SDCC if you have them and maybe even your pics and experiences from the Kubo Tite panel (which Sahu and I skipped for Mashima Hiro lol)
Last edited by eni; October 09, 2011 at 03:20 PM.
Sounds like a good idea. It's a shame there isn't a proper website to go with the massive forum here, as stuff like convention reports and so on would go down a storm.
Being based in the uk there's only a few times of year I can even think about conventions, but I'll look into doing something with this
well, part of the reason for the thread instead of the forum is to test the popularity of the idea, if popular enough, we can eventually get our own sub forum or something.
As for UK conventions, I imagine there would only be a few, I can help look around for you though.
Just a reminder to some, the next big US con is going to be on the East Coast in August. It's known as Otacon. I believe it's in Boston, Mass. but I'm not sure. I can look up more info if anyone is interested.
Otakon is being held from Aug 8th-10th in Baltimore, MD. Pretty sure this is the one you meant.
JAM Project will be there, which is pretty cool. Not sure I recognize anyone else yet.
Last edited by kaylee; July 31, 2008 at 08:41 PM.
yeah, thats the one, thanks kaylee
I'll be on the "Fansub and Industry discussion Panel" at 5:30 pm Saturday and will be sure to come back with a general con report and hopefully video link to the panel.
Keep your eyes peeled for this shady character:
DUDE SWEET COSTUME HISSHOU!!!!! I'm glad there's someone around here for the East Coast cons....I've always wanted to go to Otakon (I heard it kicks Anime Expo's ass big time)....but no money to travel to it (let alone to get a hotel room, and still have money for food and swag) At least I got San Diego Comic Con around here (which is the king of cons....at least imo).
As for another Con coming up here in CA. An smaller convention will be coming up in Fresno. Ani-Jam. A friend of mine reminded me about it (though I wont be able to go). It's a much smaller convention and is mainly jsut for fans who want to kick back and relax with other fans.
Anyhow to help this thread get some views I'll post a few pics of me in cosplay.....hopefully that gets some more posts (yes, I'm whoring this thread)
Hahah well thats enough embarassing/awesome pics of me XD
Is it fine if I write an event in Japan as well? One of my on-line friend, who is a pro-level manga-ka is attending one (Comitia).
Comic Market @ Tokyo Big Sight (Aug 15- 17th)
Comitia 85 @ Tokyo Big Site (Aug 24th)
Saaaaaaaiii-kun XD Damnit, you guys. I was waiting for the pictures on Facebook. I didn't know you had already posted your con report here.
All I can say is:
GOD DAMN YOU BOTH. YOU MET PHIL TAN. *cries into a pile of heaping puddle*
Honestly though, if I ever do visit you guys (besides on a DL trip) I'd want you guys to take me to SDCC. Seriously, like...everyone is there.
And not to digress too much, here's my short report on FanEXPO, of which I volunteered at.
Note to anyone planning on volunteering, make sure they NEVER call you for a Saturday. Too many rude people looking down on you. And....yeah. =_= I'm not volunteering there ever again.
So, the first half of my shift, I was taking care of the lines (you con-goers know how bad Saturday lines are), and the second half...I took care of the autograph line for Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor from Smallville, if you guys didn't know). So, for the next three hours, I stood next to the man himself. Lol. XD I'm a Marvel fangirl, so...*shrug*. I wasn't really fangirling. I'll have to admit the man was smexing hot, though. Especially with his now-grown hair and beard.
I only took a few photos because I was dreadfully tired by the time my shift ended (8:30am till 1:30 pm), and my legs were like jelly. Instead, I browsed around Artist Alley, drooling at the number of comic artists in there, plus the number of artists I recognise on deviantART.
Bahaha, I met Jessie Lam, commonly known as axl99 on dA: http://axl99.deviantart.com/
She was uber nice, and I got to buy a print off her, but the comic series she was selling was sold out =_= Better luck next time? :/
MARKO DJURDJEVIC AND GABRIEL DEL'OTTO
So, these two cover Gods were in a separate booth from the other artists. And they weren't selling anything, nor were they giving out autographs (yet; they have a separate booth for that). So I quietly asked Djurdjevic if I could take a pic of him, since someone already asked previously (cue screaming fangirl who was before me). He nicely obliged.
del'Otto, I didn't want to bother because he was really painting intently (he's left-handed! LOL. That made me a happy camper), so I just took a pic of him.
Seriously though, had I not been dead tired by mid-afernoon, I'd have done all I can to have gotten their autograph. It was around 4 or something, but the line had already started since 2 pm =_=
A memorable event were the numerous suit-clad men w/sunglasses carrying slogans on sticks around the con. Something about...'Vote for Sylar'? 'Darkness is coming'? They were there to promote the latest season of Heroes.
I don't watch it, so I have no idea. It was cute at first, but they started getting bothersome. They raided the people in lines (giving out masks) on the wait to get in. Then another group stood waiting at the bottom of the escalators. That's when thins started getting ansty for a few of the volunteers.
Con-goers were freaked out by them, so they started moving in different directions instead of the ones we had told them to go ti. *eyeroll* That messed up the lines even more.
Aaaanyhow, SDCC sounded cooler. XD
London Expo. May 23rd. I'll be there writing a column thing.
So, I went to my first con yesterday. It was Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2). Now, I'll admit that I'm not a huge American comics fan, so seeing a lot of the artists and people was a bit lost on me, but it was fun nonetheless. I just walked around, checked out the various booths, went to a couple of panels, admired the art, and basically just took everything in. I was hoping that there would be more manga/anime-related stuff than there was, so I was a bit disappointed. I was also disappointed on the severe lack of cosplayers. But, as I said before, it was my first time at one of these things so I really didn't know what to expect.
Anyway, how about some pictures?
Sorry about the crappy picture quality (cell phone pics) and the fact that I took so few, but I kinda forgot about it after a while. Plus, I'm a little too shy to stop people and ask for their pictures, even if that's why they did it in the first place. I hate bothering people.
Anyone else go to this? If so, please share your experience. Maybe you can do it a little better justice than I could with my limited knowledge of American comics.
Last edited by igotthegoods; April 18, 2010 at 09:06 PM.
lol Goodsy, I was pondering a couple months back about flying to Chicago for C2E2. They had quite the awesome guest line up XD
Dustin Nguyen is quite the cool artist too XD I actually know his stuff.
Maybe next year if I have the money I'll go and we can meet up XD
Yes! Do it! ~igotthegoods
Last edited by igotthegoods; April 18, 2010 at 10:15 PM.
Why didn't you take more pics of people cosplaying?
I already answered that, Milly.
There weren't many cosplayers to begin with and I felt guilty bothering people to pose.