Convention Etiquette GuideThis editorial about basic etiquette that's expected at Anime (or any other kind of series) Conventions. It is not meant to say that my way is the right way, or anything like that.
It is also in inspiration to what Jin (*behindinfinity on dA) had written about convention etiquette and also included cosplay guidelines.
I hope this will be of good help.
Anywhere you go, it's always proper to have good manners. I'm sure your parents and other trusted adults have taught you that very thing. It's always a good idea to uphold on having good manners when you go to a public event.
Think about it, if you show good manners, the people you meet will want to see you again, and you'll be able to go back to that place at a later date without any sort of trouble.
~Be polite. If someone greets you or asks you a question, it's always a good idea to be polite to them and help them out if needed.
~Please and Thank you. Yes, we all know the whole tired thing ab
DOs and DON'Ts of CosplayDOs and DONTs of COSPLAYDOs and DON'Ts of Cosplay7 years ago in Editorial More Like This
1. DO Make as much of your costume as possible. It will fit you better, it will look cool (assuming you or one of your friends/family can sew) and people will go Dude, you made that yourself? Gnarly!
Yes, there are some really good cosplay outfits on the internet, but then it kind of takes half the fun out of cosplaying, if all you did was buy it off eBay or Amazon or something.
Most cosplay competitions will disqualify you if you lie about making your costume (and they will catch you because they have special powers) and then youll look silly.
2. DONT let people tell you youre too fat to cosplay. (Well, unless youre, er, too fat to cosplay.) Just because anorexic is cool in anime world doesnt mean you have to be. Also, curves are NOT the same thing as flab! However
3. REALLY DONT wear a skimpy outfit that will make you ahem, bulge. Its
Lesbian.I chose this life.Lesbian.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I chose to set myself up as an Outcast.
I chose to hear my best friends
Tell me that I am going to hell.
I chose to hear the words Dyke and Faggot
Spat through scornful lips in my direction.
I chose to lose the love of my Family.
To hear them say that I was sick.
That I was wrong.
I chose to place the dreams
Of marrying the person I love
In a file marked as classified
By popular demand.
I chose to have the doors of my church
Slammed in my face
Because apparently, I am the exception to
"Love your fellow man."
I chose to be chastised
For holding hands in public.
I chose to look over my shoulder
At every corner
Afraid for my life simply because
I fell in love.
I chose this life.
I chose to be a Lesbian.
The Con Virgin Guide To: A-KonThe Con Virgin Guide To: A-Kon6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
The Con Virgins Guide to Cons!
Welcome to the wonderful world of convention funtiemzzzz~! This is a guide for the convention A-KON, on its 20th anniversary meet (not the rapper fufu.) A-KON is a unique and fun convention, which Daioh--Sakura and Daioh--Kitten have been veterans of. Since we know our way around, we know the tricks o-the-trade that we shall share. Graciously.
THINGS TO EXPECT
1. Crowds--A-KON is a huge convention! Full o fun and laffs and sometimes, scary people. BUT! This is why it is ALWAYS GOOD TO TRAVEL IN GROUPS. <3 Whenever you cross the street, change floors, or even go to a new room; it is best to go with at least one friend that you trust --Sometimes in crowded rooms, we grab hands to keep together (like the dealers room!) --Just make sure its the hand of someone you know XD Sometimes we do conga lines, too. It looks cool.
Sometimes you can even get split up in the aisle, so be sure to keep an eye out for friends. Make sure to al
Beyond Otaku DreamsA ninja born of Konoha, she sitsBeyond Otaku Dreams10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With backwards Dracula. Their hands are clasped,
And eyes are closed. A sacred silence spreads
In circle chakra waves. Their simple hope,
A simple warmth, and all this early in
The morning while the con is still asleep.
A tired green room staffer bows his head.
His breakfast offering of cheese and mac,
With whispered words and clasping hands. Amen.
And then he says, I'm Baptist, like he need
Apologize. Our day—the first of four—
Has just begun. The con begins to stir.
And to this place the seven thousand fans!
They come and fill the high and airy halls
With desperate fannish mirth, and live as hard
As law allows within this other world.
My head is wrapped in static waves, the noise
Has pierced my brain. It's superflat; the light
Is bright and mad and sound comes down in waves.
Then somewhere on the other side—the world
Will always turn—though embers burn, the con
Is done. The weekend's back from whence it came,
Its year-long prison cell. T
The Cosplayers Survival GuideThe Cosplayers Survival Guide6 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Cosplayer: One who creates a costume based on a character from a popular video game, manga, comic, movie, or graphic novel, and goes to conventions.
Convention: A large group of fans and cosplayers to appreciate the fandoms they enjoy, and have fun together.
Now that we know the basics of what these two things are, you should have no problem understanding everything I'm about to say. Whether you are a newly discovered cosplayer, or a continuing one, this guide is here to help you along the way of what goes on at cons, how to get through the hard parts, and enjoy the fun parts. Now I've been a cosplayer for only one year, but that doesn't mean that I haven't had the time to observe and even witness some off spectacles that go on at these conventions. I had to deal with them, but I figured I'd try and help the less fortunate people. My idea? Create a guide that informs people of everything they encounter. This is the Cosplay Survival Guide.
Now let's say that it's a few weeks or so befor
RantWhat is it with the banning of books? They banned the books that involve lessons that would teach kids the right from run. They only use the stupid excuses like how they have languages that should not be said in books. Come on most of those words are now said by elementary students or they have grown up hearing those words in their own home. What about the excuse that some of those books are telling kids to become Wiccan. That excuse is so idiotic that its so ridiculous to even hear about. Like take the Harry Potter series come on. Sure its a book about witchcraft and wizardry but you are missing the whole point of the series its good verses evil. Oh dont take account that they actually use Christian holidays they completely forget about the mention of Christmas in the books.Rant7 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Its not only the excuses they come up but the fact that they are able to find them in the books. Wouldnt that mean that they actually read the books come on think about it. They
My Immortal AnalysisThese wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too realMy Immortal Analysis6 years ago in Scraps More Like This
There's just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
...all of me
Somewhere out there, you've most likely heard this song. Likewise, like nearly every other denizen of the internet, you've most likely heard of, stumbled across, or even quoted My Immortal.
Not just the song. The fanfiction version.
Actually, it shouldn't even be called a "fanfiction." The term fanfiction does little to scratch the surface of what a truly marvelous and incredibly genius piece that embodies all spirit of the shining pinnacle of literary wit in the history of young writing.
Many literary critics dismiss the work as the mad scribblings of an incredibly hormonal teenage female that harbors delusions of "sexing" every male character in the Harry Potter world. Others dismiss
Perils of an Anime ConventionPerils of an Anime Convention8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Youre a schoolgirl dressed in a very revealing costume.
Thats probably illegal. Take your pass.
Youre a grown man looking for schoolgirls dressed in very revealing costumes.
That should be illegal. Take your pass.
Youre a grown man dating a schoolgirl dressed in a very revealing costume.
Id say thats illegal. Take your pass.
Youre a grown man dressed in a very revealing schoolgirl costume.
There is no God.
Just take your pass.
No, I do not want to trade pokemon with you.
Get away from me.
No, I do not want to be owned, in Smash Brothers.
Get away from me.
No, I do not want to join your live action roleplay group.
Get away from me.
No. I do not care how good your Charizard is.
I do not want to trade pokemon with you.
Just get away from me.
The fangirls decided to introduce me to Yaoi.
It might just be the bright lights, but I swear, my eyes are burning.
The fanboys decided to introduce me to Hentai
Con Etiquette 101Convention Etiquette 101Con Etiquette 1016 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
7 important things to remember at any convention, may it be your first or your last.
1. Ask first, touch second.
Do not glomp, hug, poke, or in any other way touch a cosplayer outside of accidental (bumping into them in a crowded artist's alley, for example) without their permission. Some people spend a lot of money and a lot of hours making their costumes, and one ill-placed glomp can ruin all of that work. You then will have a forced hug and an angry person. This can get you in a lot of trouble if said person is in a foul mood.
2. Ask before taking photos.
Do not take candid photos of people. A lot of cosplayers will gladly pose for you if you want a picture of them. That's a big point of being in costume, knowing that people will want to take pictures. It's just courteous to ask before blinding someone with your camera's flash.
3. Give credit where credit is due.
It's rude to take a picture of a piece of artwork and claim the artw
Charfade's Con Survival GuideCharfade's Convention Survival Guide and Check ListCharfade's Con Survival Guide6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
-------------------------For everyone attending the con!-------------------------
►Driver's license and insurance information Most conventions require a Driver's license/ government issued ID to attend events. Have a copy of basic insurance information, contact information if anything should happen to you during your weekend stay. Especially if the convention you are attending is going to be out of state.
►Any convention related information This includes the address and directions to the convention area. Also leave a copy of this information with anyone at home/friends/family members so they can get a hold of you. If you've pre-ordered your convention tickets or hotel room reservations be sure to bring a copy of the receipt(s).
►Deodorant! This should go without saying, but you'll be surprised at how many people either forget or do not use! Which is why deodorant gets it o