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Sat, May 16, 2009 - Montreal Cosplay Photoshoot 6 report

Our 6th shoot was held at a paid location: the Montreal Botanical Gardens.

Fortunately for a handful of us, we were able to enter without paying because we arrived before 9 am. :boogie:

This shoot marked 3 firsts: first time holding a shoot at a paid location, first time using my recently new photo equipment, and first time running a shoot despite strong rain warnings.

And it poured, HARD. :|

But for the early group, we had overcast skies, with some sun breaks. :D The wind made the cherry/crabapple petals fall so softly...

I met the early group around 8:55 pm. We shot around the Japanese Garden area, before moving on to the Arboretum, then heading back to the gate to wait for the others.

When they arrived, it was at that moment that it started to rain, non-stop. We rushed for "cover" at the Chinese Garden, where cover was only barely adequate for all of us.

We split up into small, relevant groups (mainly Naruto/Bleach/Final Fantasy/others) and did small shoots under the rain and under cover.

Being soaked and tired from the rain, we left earlier than planned at 4:30 pm to some places to eat. Many of us didn't eat yet, and food inside was expensive (eg. $6 for a sandwich - no kidding).

The majority went to L2, while me and 6 others went to Mikes. We later joined them at L2, and I separated again to accompany a group to their car, which had to be moved since parking was almost expiring.

Rejoined again at the Palais des congrès, we went to shoot in the underground carpark. It was cut short due to a staff spotting us.

We continued upstairs at the tinted windows, but left after a couple of warnings.

At the steam fountain, we stayed until 9 pm. Rain was subduing, and the steam generators of the park provided with misty fog. A fire show also enlightened us. :D

In the end, we didn't do as much as we planned, as the day was too rainy to stay in the open. The early group was advantaged, since they got dry weather and no admission to pay.

Not a total failure, but not a high success either. We'll retry in June at the "Montreal Cosplay Picnic". ;)

Random funny thing: A small group of tourists recognized our Bleach cosplayers while at Mikes. They even walked inside the resto to ask for hugs and pics! :D

Tue, Mar 17, 2009 - Anime North 2009 photoshoot slots

Hello guys, as you may know, I'm renting out dSLR cameras for conventions. G-Anime 09 was the first con I've used a dSLR, and it wasn't too bad lugging it around, despite its heavier weight than my superzoom compact.

I'm renting out a dSLR again for Anime North. As you may know, dSLRs take better pictures than compacts, since they're more powerful, have larger sensors, etc. I'm willing to hold some small, 15-30 minutes semi-private photoshoots with cosplayers at AN this year, for free. :) If you feel obliged to give me something in exchange, then you can trade some Pocky or other snacks for me.

Here's what you get:
- 15-30 minutes of dedicated time with me and my assistants* in an area with few or no people
- Higher-quality pictures than those taken with compact cameras
- Professional-style shots while having fun :D

*: I may be by myself most of the time, but I can find some lighting assistants and pose directors if they're available.

And here's what I should get from you once the shoot is done:
- Your devART/CosCom username and/or email address to send you the pictures*
- A "Thank You!" :)
- A snack (Pocky, cookies, etc) if you want to give me something in return

*: I'll post them here on deviantART as well, but slightly edited. You'll get the original unedited ones.

:bulletblue: List of Time Slots:

And now, the time slots. Comment on this journal to reserve or confirm your slot. I can hold a photoshoot almost everywhere around the Anime North venues* (provided it's not off-limits or too dangerous to get there).

Location acronyms:
- TTC = Toronto Congress Centre, site of the Dealers Room, Comic Market (Artists Alley) and Wrestling Ring among other things.
- DBT = Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, site of panel rooms, video rooms, tabletop gaming area and the giant room for the Moonlight Ball and the Masquerade.
- RNS = Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel, site of video games rooms and the Friday Night Nominochi (Flea Market), which I won't attend (I'll be outside the Ballroom instead).

*: Don't know a good photoshoot location? We'll use the grassy slopes at the back of the TCC. ;)

Note: "Unconfirmed" means the person is interested in that time slot, but haven't confirmed with the rest of their group yet. They had to notify each member of their group about the photoshoot. (Not required if the people are "Let's Do Whatever Now" types. :XD:) I'll send a Reminder Note on the Friday before AN. They have until Wednesday to confirm their time slot. Otherwise, I have no obligation to stand and wait for them at their designated meetup point.

:bulletgreen: FRIDAY: 5 slots, 2 left
On arrival: I get my con badge around 4:30 pm or 5 pm (hopefully). I'll also need to pickup my Panelist and Volunteer badges.

1. (Vacant)
Time: 5:45 pm (as able)
Duration: 30 mins max
Group size: N/A
Series/fashion/theme: N/A
Photoshoot location: N/A
Meetup point: N/A
Reward: N/A

2. :iconneverdreamchild::icontaijutsumasterlee: (confirmed!)
Time: 6:15 pm (possibly 6:00 pm)
Duration: 30 mins
Group size: 1-5, plus probably a random Envy
Series/fashion/theme: Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagaren)
Photoshoot location: Garden on side of DBT
Meetup point: DBT Lobby Armchairs
Reward: (Unspecified)

3. (Vacant)
Time: 6:45 pm
Duration: 15 mins max
Group size: N/A
Series/fashion/theme: N/A
Photoshoot location: N/A
Meetup point: N/A
Reward: N/A

Meal time: I'm eating dinner from 7 to 8 pm with :iconcorlee1289: (attendance unconfirmed) and :iconstarlocke:.

Series gathering: I'm coordinating the Tales games photoshoot at 8 pm. :iconcharmyc: is organizing it.

4. :iconcharmyc: (confirmed!)
Time: 8:15 pm (8:20 pm actually)
Duration: 15 mins
Group size: 5-10
Series/fashion/theme: Tales of the Abyss (TotA)
Photoshoot location: Near the Tales games gathering
Meetup point: At the Tales games gathering
Reward: Snacks

5. :iconalicia-anime: (RiKashi) (confirmed!)
Time: 8:45 pm (8:40 pm actually)
Duration: 15 mins
Group size: 3
Series/fashion/theme: D.Gray-man (DGM)
Photoshoot location: DBT Basement
Meetup point: DBT Lobby Armchairs
Reward: Granola bars (Nutrigrain)

After 9 pm: I'll be volunteering from 9 to 10 pm, then go to my hotel room to get some gear. From about 10:30 pm to 12 or 1 am, I'll be right outside the Ballroom, taking pictures of Ball attendees at the Photo Station (the mini-studio with bright lights and white fabric background). henrickson.deviantart.com/art/… I'll meet :iconvickybunnyangel: there. Note: There are no more slots after the Ball.

:bulletgreen: SATURDAY: 13 slots, 3 left
Before 1 pm: I'm volunteering from 9 am to 1 pm (probably ending earlier; last year we ended at 12:30 pm). I need to go to the large series photoshoots, which begin exactly on the hour, eg. at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, etc.

6. (Vacant)
Time: 1:15 pm (as able)
Duration: 30 mins max
Group size: N/A
Series/fashion/theme: N/A
Photoshoot location: N/A
Meetup point: N/A
Reward: N/A

7. :icongate-kun: (subject to cancellation) (confirmed!)
Time: 1:45 pm (I would prefer 1:40 pm because I need to run back to the DBT for the KH gathering at 2 pm, and it's far from the rear side of the TCC)
Duration: 15 mins max
Group size: 1-5
Series/fashion/theme: Hetalia: Axis Powers (APH)
Photoshoot location: Grassy slope behind TCC
Meetup point: Under the Trees Opposite the Three TCC Flagpoles
Reward: Probably Pocky

Series gathering: Kingdom Hearts series, 2 pm, in Garden on the side of the DBT. I can't miss it! @_@

8. :iconaoifasd::iconanti-roxas-99::icontsukune: (confirmed!)
Time: 2:15 pm
Duration: 30 mins
Group size: 10-20 (potentially)
Series/fashion/theme: Kingdom Hearts (KH) Anti-Forms
Photoshoot location: (Unspecified)
Meetup point: DBT lobby
Reward: N/A

9. :iconaoifasd::iconanti-roxas-99::icontsukune: (continued)
Time: 2:45 pm
Duration: 15-30 mins
Group size: 10-20 (potentially)
Series/fashion/theme: Kingdom Hearts (KH) Anti-Forms
Photoshoot location: Same as previous
Meetup point: N/A
Reward: (Unspecified)

10. :iconmichelleleo71: (unconfirmed)
Time: 3:15 pm
Duration: 30 mins max
Group size: 1-5 in various costumes
Series/fashion/theme: Tales of Symphonia (ToS), etc
Photoshoot location: (Unspecified)
Meetup point: (Unspecified)
Reward: (Unspecified)

11. :iconel-gato-grande: (confirmed!)
Time: 3:45 pm (I prefer 3:40 pm)
Duration: 15 mins max
Group size: 1-5 (likely 2)
Series/fashion/theme: Kingdom Hearts - Space Paranoids
Photoshoot location: Windows near the DBT pool
Meetup point: DBT Lobby
Reward: Pocky!

Series gathering: Haruhi Suzumiya, 4 pm, meeting in front of TCC entrance. Bunny suits are to be expected! :D

12. :iconryoky28::iconicevalkyrie7: (confirmed!)
Time: 4:15 pm (maybe 4:20 pm)
Duration: 30 mins max
Group size: 1-5
Series/fashion/theme: Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (FF7AC)
Photoshoot location: (Unspecified)
Meetup point: (Unspecified)
Reward: (Unspecified)

13. :iconsimakai::iconantonlion::iconju-san::iconyazvolkanik::iconmitaki-kun: (reconfirmed!)
Time: 4:45 pm
Duration: 30 mins
Group size: 5
Series/fashion/theme: Final Fantasy creatures (you'll see ;))
Photoshoot location: Somewhere in the DBT??
Meetup point: Couches near DBT entrance
Reward: (Unspecified)

14. :iconloki555: (confirmed?)
Time: 5:15 pm
Duration: 30 mins
Group size: 1-5
Series/fashion/theme: Sailor Moon (SM)
Photoshoot location: (Unspecified)
Meetup point: In front of TCC perhaps
Reward: (Unspecified)

15. (Vacant)
Time: 5:45 pm
Duration: 15 mins max
Group size: N/A
Series/fashion/theme: N/A
Photoshoot location: N/A
Meetup point: N/A
Reward: N/A

Evening activities: I'll go to ryoky28's dinner at 6 pm, then go to my hotel room to get some gear, then head at 7:10 pm to lineup for the Masquerade. I'll be taking pictures of Masq contestants at the Photo Station, from 8 to 11 pm.

16. :iconaoifasd: (reconfirmed!)
Time: 11:45 pm
Duration: 30 mins max
Group size: 3-4 probably
Series/fashion/theme: Vampire Knight (VK)
Photoshoot location: (Unspecified)
Meetup point: DBT lobby
Reward: (Unspecified)

17. :iconkawaiilove: (confirmed!)
Time: 11:45 pm
Duration: 30 mins (or more)
Group size: 10-20
Series/fashion/theme: Pokémon "Pokepeople"
Photoshoot location: Somewhere in the DBT??
Meetup point: Couches near front entrance of DBT
Reward: Snacks and a plushie

18. (Vacant)
Time: 12:15 am (as able)
Duration: 30 mins max
Group size: N/A
Series/fashion/theme: N/A
Photoshoot location: N/A
Meetup point: N/A
Reward: N/A

:bulletgreen: SUNDAY: 6 slots, none left!
Before 1 pm: I eat from 12 pm to 1 pm. There are large series photoshoots on that day too.

Series gathering: Axis Power Hetalia, 12 pm, grassy area in front of the TCC

19. :iconicevalkyrie7: (confirmed?)
Time: 1:15 pm
Duration: 30 mins max
Group size: 1 (herself)
Series/fashion/theme: Valkyrie Profile series (VP)
Photoshoot location: (unspecified)
Meetup point: Couches near front entrance of DBT
Reward: (unspecified)

20. :iconsimakai: (confirmed!)
Time: 1:45 pm
Duration: 10-15 mins (must make it for the Gurren Lagann gathering at 2 pm!)
Group size: 1
Series/fashion/theme: Hayate no Gotoku (Hayate the Combat Butler)
Photoshoot location: Near the Gurren Lagann gathering?
Meetup point: (unspecified)
Reward: (unspecified)

Series gathering: Gurren Lagann, 2 pm, hill by TCC's Entrance A. Featuring many friends! :D

21. :iconmidnight-dance-angel::iconnefercosplay::iconyoukiprincess::icon12dee3::iconshiro-kada::iconnoahwolfrin::iconlarxene-of-the-roses: and more... (confirmed!)
Time: 2:15 pm (probably 2:20 pm due to Gurren Lagann photoshoot)
Duration: 15 mins
Group size: 10-12 estimated
Series/fashion/theme: Kingdom Hearts (KH)
Photoshoot location: Grassy slope behind TCC
Meetup point: Bottom of the steps to the DBT
Reward: Cookies! And a thank you!

22. :iconanti-roxas-99::iconstrata-dragonfire::iconhanyougirl17::iconhappysuffering::iconkyokisaka::iconbroly20: (unconfirmed)
Time: 2:45 pm
Duration: 30 mins max
Group size: 5-10 (whole group)
Series/fashion/theme: Tales of Vesperia (ToV) (reprise)
Photoshoot location: (unspecified)
Meetup point: (unspecified)
Reward: (unspecified)

23. :iconnikolachan::icongumitz::iconkawaiilove: (confirmed!)
Time: 3:15 pm
Duration: 30 mins
Group size: 10-20
Series/fashion/theme: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (TTGL)
Photoshoot location: Not the same site as the 2 pm Gurren Lagann gathering
Meetup point: TTC Entrance A
Reward: Pocky!

24. :iconxshedevilx: (unconfirmed)
Time: 3:45 pm (as able)
Duration: 30 mins most likely
Group size: 5-10
Series/fashion/theme: Soul Eater (anime version)
Photoshoot location: Grassy slope behind TCC
Meetup point: Opposite the TCC 3 Flag Poles
Reward: Appreciation AND Pocky, possibly cookies too

Departure: I must do my last things between 4:15 and 4:45 pm. My bus leaves at 5 pm sharp!

Please note: I submitted an entry for panel/workshop suggestions for AN: Organizing Cosplay Photoshoots. It is pending approval. Depending on when they'll schedule this panel (if it gets accepted in the first place), I might need to remove some slots to host that panel. If it's accepted, then please do come to my panel, I invite you so. :)

I'll upload some maps of the venues (still pending), so that you can tell me where you would like to meet me and where you would like to shoot, if you don't know how to describe me the locations. Otherwise, please drag me to your location when we'll meet at the gathering site.

:bulletblue: FAQ:

In an attempt to reduce the "wall of text", I took screenshots of the FAQ and conveniently saved them as 4 images. Click to read the FAQ:


FAQ Part 1: i121.photobucket.com/albums/o2…
FAQ Part 2: i121.photobucket.com/albums/o2…
FAQ Part 3: i121.photobucket.com/albums/o2…
FAQ Part 4: i121.photobucket.com/albums/o2…

I preserved the "form", for those of you who want to book the remaining slots or add/modify info:

dA/CosCom username: __________
I would like to: (Choose; default is to Reserve a Time Slot) Reserve a Time Slot|Add or Modify some Info on My Slot
Day: (Choose) FRI|SAT|SUN
Time: (Choose one from available slots in the master list above; default is the earliest slot available that day)
Duration: (Choose; default is 15 mins) 15|30|30+ minutes (will actually vary with size of group and the time of series gatherings I want to attend)
Group size: (Choose; default is 1-5) 1-5|5-10|10-20|20+ cosplayers
Series (or fashion/theme): (Examples are Kingdom Hearts, Bleach, Final Fantasy universe, etc): __________
Photoshoot location: (Defaults are Grassy Slope behind TCC by day and Far End of DBT by night) __________
Meetup point: (Defaults are Under the Trees Opposite the Three TCC Flagpoles by day and DBT Lobby Armchairs by night) __________
Reward: (Choose; default is Just a Thank You) Pocky|Cookies|Chips|Granola Bars|Just a Thank You (give nothing)


:bulletblue: List of Assistants
If you would like to be one of my assistants, please tell me when you're available, and come help me at your indicated time if your name is here! I need people for the following roles: Lighting Assistant (1-3 needed), Pose Director (1 needed), Makeup Artist or Hair Stylist (1 needed; makeup/hair styling kit required), Bag Watcher (1-2 needed). You can also sign-up as a General Supporter to do 2 or more roles. I don't have much gear to haul around, perhaps a reflector, some electrical wires and a couple of lamps. But I'll need people to hold them while I take my pictures. :p

:bulletgreen: FRIDAY:
- :iconstarlocke:, 5 pm-12 am

:bulletgreen: SATURDAY:
- :iconstarlocke:, 1 pm-12 am
- :iconloki555:, 11 pm-12 am

:bulletgreen: SUNDAY:
- :iconstarlocke:, 12-4 pm

Any help you can give is very much appreciated! If you help me for several shoots, I might reward you with a box of Pocky that the models will give me (if any).

:bulletblue: List of large series gatherings that I'll try to attend:
:bulletgreen: FRIDAY:
8:00 pm - Tales game series, grassy area in front of the TCC

:bulletgreen: SATURDAY:
1:00 pm (as able) - Soul Eater, in front of the TCC
2:00 pm - Kingdom Hearts, side of DBT
4:00 pm - Haruhi Suzumiya, TCC Entrance A

:bulletgreen: SUNDAY:
12:00 pm (then go to lunch) - Axis Power Hetalia, grassy area in front of the TCC
2:00 pm - Gurren Lagann, hill by TCC's Entrance A, across from the DBT

Master list on CosCom: www.cosplay.com/showthread.php… More to come as the list is updated.

Of course, my photoshoots with you are more important that these gatherings, so I'll try to stay as short as possible at those meets!

:pointr: Feel free to ask questions, suggest photoshoot locations and discuss with other cosplayers / cosplay groups. :handshake:

[Update 1]
- Added FAQ section.
- Slots left: FRI = 3, SAT = 9, SUN = 6.

[Update 2]
- Added More FAQ section.
- Slots left: FRI = 3, SAT = 6, SUN = 6.

[Update 3]
- Shifted FRI photoshoots by 15 mins to reduce conflicts with large series gatherings on that day.
- Slots left: FRI = 3, SAT = 6, SUN = 4.

[Update 4]
- Tales game series gathering on FRI at 8 pm in front of TCC! 8D
- Slots left: FRI = 3, SAT = 6, SUN = 2.

[Update 5]
- Tried to reduce the "wall of text" by copying it over to Facebook, and taking a screenshot of the text and uploading it to my PhotoBucket.
- Slots left: FRI = 3, SAT = 4, SUN = 0.

[Update 6]
- Reformatted the time table to match my time slot submission form.
- Slots left: FRI = 1, SAT = 4, SUN = 0.

[Update 7]
- Found a photoshoot assistant: starlocke. He appears to be committed and willing to help me throughout the con! :)
- 2 slots freed up due to re-scheduling.
- Slots left: FRI = 2, SAT = 4, SUN = 0.

[Update 8]
- Preliminary schedule released. Masq is from 8 to 11 pm. I'll need to shift my time slots earlier to prevent conflicts. I'll notify you when it's done!
- Added one series gathering: Gundam on SAT at 4 pm.
- Removed one series gathering: VK on FRI. The new time conflicts with the Tales gathering at 8 pm.

[Update 9]
- Schedule is almost final.
- The Anti-Forms shoot has been extended to 45-60 mins, as per the cosplayers wishes.
- Slots left: FRI = 2, SAT = 3, SUN = 0.

When schedule is final (on Thursday evening), I'll post a new journal entry.


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:iconnefercosplay:
NeferCosplay Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Have fun at AN!
And... I made my KH heart shape chocolate chips cookies yesterday, I'll reserve 2 for you for the shoot saturday (because mainly I forgot my pockies at Riku's place XD)
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome to attend or observe the Anti-Forms private shoot, if you'd like to. :)
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:iconnefercosplay:
NeferCosplay Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Sure thing! Though when is it? If it's saturday or sunday, I'll probably be in a big KH group with them anyway, so it's pretty much sure I'll come XD
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Saturday, 15 mins after the KH gathering. Just follow :iconaoifasd:.
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:iconnefercosplay:
NeferCosplay Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Ok perfect ^^
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:icontrixyloupwolf:
trixyloupwolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i have the same dress as the ball ^^;;;

so if you comme take pic at the ball
i won't take that slot of time because i will have some from the ball time ^^;;
otherwise i taking you in the greenroomm to take picture of that dress

Time: 5:15 pm
Duration: 30 mins
Group size: 1-5
Series/fashion/theme: (Various)
Photoshoot location: Somewhere in the DBT??
Meetup point: (Unspecified)
Reward: (Unspecified)
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Bon OK, je vais faire un shoot juste avec Loki. :shrug: Il peut, cependant, amener des Moonies (cosplayers de Sailor Moon) avec lui. :)
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:iconicevalkyrie7:
icevalkyrie7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Its too bad I couldnt make it but I'm glad to see you had fun even with the down pour lol
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny thing is, while we were waiting at Mikes, some tourist teens recognized our Bleach cosplayers and approached us for hugs and pictures...! :D
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:iconicevalkyrie7:
icevalkyrie7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL (were they asian by chance?)
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, white Americans. They mentioned their local anime con, Otakon. They must be from Baltimore or something.
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:iconicevalkyrie7:
icevalkyrie7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahahahaha
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:iconudon-chan:
Udon-chan Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Your recent flower pictures have been breathtaking~ Really refreshing to wake up and find these pictures. The colours are really nice!
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! :thanks:

Hey, shall we meet me and your group at AN at the Tales gathering?
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:iconudon-chan:
Udon-chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Mmm... probably I think. I've got some ideas for poses and stuff so if you can pm me whenever you can, it'll be great =D
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:iconmidnight-dance-angel:
Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
dA/CosCom username: (adding people, keeping myself of course XD) :iconyamanekodemon::iconyoukiprincess::icon12dee3::iconshiro-kada::icondarkwolfrin::iconlarxene-of-the-roses: [and more that don't have a dA]
I would like to: Modify some Info on My Slot
Group size: about 10 or 11, maybe 12
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
People added! :)

Around you OK with starting the shoot at almost 2:20 pm? There's the huge Gurren Lagann gathering I'm attending before your shoot. :p
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:iconmidnight-dance-angel:
Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't mind starting the shoot a few minutes later, as that'll give my group a lil' more time to assemble.
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:icongate-kun:
Gate-kun Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
So, que pasa? Am I still in or is that other group taking my spot? ^_^;
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmilk-kohi:'s group has confirmed for Friday, so you're staying! :)
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
would it be possible to put my VK shoot after 6:00PM?
i was planning on stayign antiform for pretty much all after noon.
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you like slot #16 at 11:15 pm? It's the earliest one after 6. ^^;
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that is good by me :)
ill try to get 3-4 people to come to :)
thank you
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Josi, a group is contesting that slot, :iconkawaiilove:'s Pokepeople group. They were initially slated for 10:45 pm, but they cannot book a slot earlier than 9 pm, and the Masq finishes at 11 pm. Could you give your 11:15 pm slot to them and take the next one at 11:45 pm please? They're Toronto people, so they have to get home when there are still city buses available. We have hotels. :D Plus we'll have the rest of the night (well, until 1 or 2 am) for all of us, if no one books the next slots. Are you OK with delaying our shoot for 30 mins?
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fine by me
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Update: They decided to stay for the 11:45 pm slot. The schedule will remain as it was: VK shoot at 11:15 pm.
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cool
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aoifasd Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
henri, both of your friday gathering are at the same time.
the gathering for tales and VK are at the same time.

i am trying to get the hour changed for VK because it is at the same time as the skit contest, which i am doing.....
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Henrickson Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
D:

I'll be at the Tales one then. I'm (a little bit) more familiar with the Tales games than VK.
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aoifasd Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i may not even be albe to go to the VK gathering... they put it at the same tiem as the skit contest!!!!!! DAMNI it!
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aoifasd Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Henri, for our shoots, let meet in the lobby of the double tree, the times work for me. if you wan to change somethign give me a shout
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Henrickson Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
DBT lobby is good! :thumbsup:

I'll make major changes to the schedule tonight. AN has released their preliminary programming schedule, and the Masq was changed from 5-8 pm to 8-11 pm. :x
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Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If our shooting has to be for 2:20 that is no problem!
Group size is almost definite to be 10 people... along with that most of us will be decked out in Halloween Town.
But I have a question... why does it say "(unconfirmed)" beside everyone's icons?
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Henrickson Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, this. I was inspired by *Elemental-Sight's way of managing time slots and appointments. I'll explain this in my next journal entry update, but just for you, quickly:

My reference is this: [link] In her time table, she uses the term "On Hold". She says "'On Hold' means I'm waiting for confirmation", which is also what I meant by "unconfirmed" in my own time table.

She is a semi-pro photographer, with "contracts" with her models. They have to pay her their reward before the shoot. If a model fails to pay her, then she has no "contractual obligation" to hold a shoot with that model. Cosplay photo commissions work that way, the same way as art commissions: the customer pays first before the artist starts their work.

I wanted to have a similar policy with my shoots, but since I'm not asking any money from my models, I guess I should change this policy, or at least the wording. ^^; I wanted to have a policy like this to appear competent enough in front of the semi-pros.

But what will be certain, is that I'll send everyone a reminder Note one week before Anime North. Please reply to this Note to "confirm" your presence at your scheduled shoot. A semi-pro like *Elemental-Sight would have no obligation to stand and wait for their model if they didn't confirm/pay them before their meetup; she would simply walk away to do other stuff. Me being a nice guy will still wait for you, even you don't confirm. If you don't see me, I won't be too far from the meetup point; just look around, I might be just chasing a random cosplayer for a picture.

If you still don't see me, you can call me on my cellphone. My number will be given to you in the reminder Note.

I hope this clears things up? I might change my confirmation policy if it's causing too much confusion.
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Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah ok. That makes sense.

Does that mean then that I am giving you your cookies before we start? At leas that seems to be my understanding of what you've explained. Which reminds me, is there a certain kind you like? (Chocolate chip, oatmeal, stuff like that...)
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Henrickson Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Chips/Chunks Ahoy and Oreo are my faves! :p You should give me the cookies after, but before the shoot would be OK too, in case you'll forget.
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Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I shall have to make sure to pick up some of either of those then, I'll do that the weekend before when I have a shoot with my friend. She'll be at the Sunday and Saturday shoots at AN (she's being Larxene).

Yeah, I'll be hanging around with *aoifasd all AN (or most of it).

I'll give you the cookies before or after, but I'll make sure that I give them to you.
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icevalkyrie7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey for Sundays shoot we can meet in the double tree lobby? I'll be coming from the Renaissance hotel if anything.
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Henrickson Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I could wait for you at the couches near the entrance of the DBT.

Oh, and on Sunday I won't eat breakfast because I'll wakeup around 10 am, sleeping at 2 am on Saturday night. XD (I'm waking up at 7 am though on Saturday.)
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icevalkyrie7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats crazy lol I'll be probably waking up around the same time tho... stupid costume prep :rage:
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Tsukune Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey henrickson thanks again for the photos I'll have to talk with aoifa and vince before I can confirm our little KH (Anti-Forms) photoshoot, and of course a time and place! Take care!
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Henrickson Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
If you have an idea of the kind of photos you want to take, please tell me! ;)
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xshedevilx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dA/CosCom username: :iconxshedevilx: / xshedevilx (cosplay.com)
I would like to:
Day: Sunday
Time: Anytime after 3 or 3:45pm
Duration: 30mins likely.
Group size: (Likely 5-10)
Series (or fashion/theme): Soul Eater Anime
Photoshoot location: Nice slope by the TCC
Meetup point: Opposite the TCC 3 Flag Poles
Reward: Appreciation AND Pocky..xD Possibly cookies too!
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Henrickson Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I remember you from these pics: [link] :dance:

I'll put you at 3:45; there's a big group before you guys (they're 10-20 people!), and being at 3:45 you'll be the last (possible) group I'll shoot before I head on my goodbye / thank you tour inside the Artists Alley (now the Comic Market & Crafters Corner), resolve any issues at the DBT* and finally hop onto my bus back home (must be in the bus at 4:30; it leaves at 5).

*: I'm doing some volunteering and (possibly) a panel at the con, and must pick up my reward (whatever that may be, depending on the number of hours I'll work) before leaving. Last year, I had to be in the bus at 3:30, and I got my reward at 3:40. I only had time for a 15-min goodbye tour AND Dealers Room rush before finally entering the bus at 3:59!! DX
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xshedevilx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha that's right! I was the Lulubell but this time I'm bringin' her new version for Friday!

Thanks a LOT for fitting us in last minute, I know its tough but we really wanted some good Soul Eater pics and I know you're good for those! I hope you have a good time and we'll try not to keep you too long thanks again.
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gumitz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
A/CosCom username: applied for a friend, please contact paperbag.panda.cosplay@live.co.uk, she will explain ^^
Day: (Choose) SUN
Time: any time after 2 pm
Duration: 30
Group size: 10-20
Series (or fashion/theme): Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Photoshoot location: unknown
Meetup point: TTC Entrance A
Reward: Pocky!

thanks a bajillion
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Henrickson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll get in touch with her. What's her name/nickname?

I'll book you guys at 3:15 pm. Is that a good time? Of course I'll have 30 mins available (so far!).
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kawaiilove Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
dA/CosCom username: Kawaiilove
Day: Saturday
Time: 11:45pm
Duration: 15-30mins
Group size: 10-20
Series: Pokemon (pokepeople)
Photoshoot location:
Meetup point: in the doubletree, probably the couches to one side of the doors or not far from them.
Reward: snacks and plushie =3

=33333
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Henrickson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Pokémon "Pokepeople" added to SAT 11:45 pm, unspecified location. I know where the couches are, I rest there often when I get tired. ;) So far you're the last group of the evening; if no one books a slot after you, we could extend the shoot until probably 1 am...!

Know any good interior locations? I'll have a flashlight with me, and probably a desk lamp we could plug into the nearest power outlet (I'll bring an extension cord). My friends will scout the sites on Thursday when they'll arrive, I could try to ask them. I arrive on Friday afternoon and check in at the DBT around 2:30 pm (mega lineup!!).
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