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Title: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: manekineko on September 04, 2007, 11:41:19 am
Hey everyone, hope you all had an amazing time at the con. I wish I could've been there but I could not due to crappy circumstances.

Now, could someone who went to closing ceremonies please tell me who won the mascot contest?! I'm dying to know.

If this shouldn't go in this forum feel free to move it.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on September 04, 2007, 05:54:50 pm
I second the information giving!

I haven't been able to find anyone who stayed for closing XD
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Kotoumi on September 04, 2007, 06:04:45 pm
Omi won.

I think that being able to go to the closing ceremonies this year helped take away some of the post-con depression I got in 06.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: totemo_oishii on September 04, 2007, 06:09:16 pm
http://kumoricon.org/images/galleries/mascot2008/ab.jpg
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: heycandlejackwha on September 04, 2007, 09:41:44 pm
so the furry who lives in alabama and didn't even come to the con and probably wont be able to next year won...  i wont be attending kumoricon next year because i am not a furry.  i refuse to attend a fur convention.  and i find it unfair to allow someone who lives thousands of miles away and wont be able to attend a convention to design the mascot.  poor convention this year, all around.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: totemo_oishii on September 04, 2007, 09:43:07 pm
I'm sorry you feel that way, but the winner was voted on by the staff. And without the staff, there would be no con for you to attend.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 04, 2007, 09:47:21 pm
while it may not be my first choice but its ok. please dont make a fuss over it >.> it doesnt matter if she cant come next year or if she didnt come this year she won.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: stcrx on September 04, 2007, 09:50:41 pm
I lurv it it's cute  ;D
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Omi on September 04, 2007, 10:08:14 pm
so the furry who lives in alabama and didn't even come to the con and probably wont be able to next year won...  i wont be attending kumoricon next year because i am not a furry.  i refuse to attend a fur convention.  and i find it unfair to allow someone who lives thousands of miles away and wont be able to attend a convention to design the mascot.  poor convention this year, all around.

Uh, I'm actually quite offended by that. I'm not a furry nor do I even like/participate in/even talk about furry things. The mascot is not a FURRY. I didn't realize that anything with animal ears or a tail is considered a furry nowadays. From my past experience, catgirls and the like have always been acceptable in anime and manga. Mainstream, even.  (http://www.catgirls.org.uk/library/Library.php)

The contest had absolutely no rule about "you have to live within 15 miles of the convention to participate".  I've been scouting the forums/website for quite a few months before actually deciding to participate. I've been to conventions in Alabama, Maryland, Georgia, and Texas. So Oregon is suddenly unaccessible? I've been fully planning on going next year, especially if I had won.  Its very rude of you to make assumptions without facts or even consulting anyone who might know.

I'm seriously appalled about the attitude about my entry right now.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: totemo_oishii on September 04, 2007, 10:12:40 pm
Omi - don't mind him. He obviously has no respect.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Kayoe on September 04, 2007, 10:46:30 pm
http://kumoricon.org/images/galleries/mascot2008/ab.jpg
I have a question, and while it may sound funny, I’m serious and hope I’m not being offensive...

Is she a cat-girl or a Ring-tailed-lemur-girl?
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Omi on September 04, 2007, 10:59:32 pm
http://kumoricon.org/images/galleries/mascot2008/ab.jpg
I have a question, and while it may sound funny, I’m serious and hope I’m not being offensive...

Is she a cat-girl or a Ring-tailed-lemur-girl?

Its not offensive-- She also kinda looks like a racoon.

She's suppose to be a lemur girl-- who came from the Rainforest to live in her cramped suburban apartment down by the Colombia river. Other than that, its up to your imagination. I named her Kuu, though. ^^


And thank you, Totemo_oishii. I appreciate it. ^^
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Kyuubi on September 04, 2007, 11:08:45 pm
@ Omi - Awesome mascot. :3 Love the tail and ear additions. Shows the link to anime rather well in my opinion. Though, I'm curious. Do you have a DA site? >.>

@ heycandlejackwha - Dude. Calm down.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Lit_of_Fey on September 04, 2007, 11:20:51 pm
She's really cute omi :3 I was wondering who won I hadn't seen very many of the entries ^.^

I think one of these years we should get a kumori GUY eh? ;D perhaps I'll begin work on one.

And yeah, people are sore losers >:\   don't let Jack's stupidity get you all bothered. He obviously has the politeness of a gorilla being shaved.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: MistressLegato on September 04, 2007, 11:33:24 pm
SOOOO cute!  It's CLEARLY a catgirl and not a furry XD  I don't see fur all over her body!

I'm really glad that the staff voted instead of the intarwebz popularity contest that some of the past contests were.  It's a lot more fair when a small group of people vote without knowing the person than somebody posting all over their LJ and deviantart to vote for them just because!  (No, I'm not talking about this years mascot, she was clearly awesome, as was last years!)
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Rathany on September 05, 2007, 12:07:06 am
The mascot is so great!  I love the details on the shoes! 

And WTF is up with all these tension between furries and anime fans that I have seen recently in so many venues?  Anime fans LOVE anything with cat ears.  I got randomly nekomimi-ed at the con.  (They are really nice ears, too.)  Don't these fandoms have alot in common?  I am so confused. 

Anyway, sorry for the off topic. 

Oh, I just noticed how our cloud theme was worked in the outfits on the hem of the skirt.  Sadly, I never looked at the others or voted on the mascots.  But, I am really pleased with the choice.  Hopefully, we will see more mascot cosplays next year.  The girl who cosplayed our chibi mascot this year was SOOOO cute!
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: lightlysalted on September 05, 2007, 12:10:51 am
I think one of these years we should get a kumori GUY eh? ;D perhaps I'll begin work on one.

YES. I was amazed this year to see a guy on the front of the schedule. A male mascot would be hot.


Also, Omi, I think it's a really cute, well done mascot! Good job.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: manekineko on September 05, 2007, 12:29:20 am
Yeah, congratulations Omi!

And to heycandlejackwha... That's great that you have your own opinion and all, but those of us come to this forum because we support Kumoricon.

So please take your bad attitude and moronic assumptions and politely GTFO of my thread.


Once again, congrats Omi. The coloring is gorgeous.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Omi on September 05, 2007, 01:17:10 am
Thanks to those who've commented.  I do have to mention that I really enjoyed all of the fellow entries and thought it tough competition. :O There were a lot of awesome outfits and poses~

I'm over the shock of being called a furry now. I've never been called one in my entire life and its plain shocking to me.



Kyuubi-- I do have a DA gallery here. (http://omittchi.deviantart.com) ^^; Thanks for the reassurance.

Manekineko
-- I really liked your entry! Especially the eyes, jacket, and chibi version.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: babysugarbear28 on September 05, 2007, 03:26:44 am
Personally I don't see what is wrong with furries regardless because to be honest furries/anthros are a great part of mainstream anime now. Furries/anthros are simply defined by the addition of ears and a tail. To be more specific a FURRY is defined by having natural fur over a great percentage of the body which our mascot 08 does not. She is traditional anthro/neko/lemur/raccoon with the tail and ears.

BUT I DIGRESS... The mascot is quite impressive and as i did not see the other mascots I cannot comment personally on the other mascots that did not win. I can only ask that you work hard on another one this year and enter in the contest for 09. The best way to win is to practice and to try.

Omi the mascot is beautiful and I hope to see you at the convention next year. Please don't let others get you down. Hey it would be really cool if you made a cosplay of your winning mascot...^_^ I think it would look just wonderful...
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Janice on September 05, 2007, 07:18:56 am
Omi, your mascot is freaking adorable and I can't wait to have it on my badge next year!  I think it's quite impressive that the quality of these mascots always keeps going up and that we keep getting awesome mascots to wear around.  So, super job.  And that guy who was saying it was a furry is a turd.  If you won the contest, you won, no matter where you are.  There were entries in the AMV contest from all over the world and I have yet to hear about that.

Besides, who doesn't love cat/lemur girls?  <3  Great job, again!
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: superjaz on September 05, 2007, 07:59:16 am
its a perfectly good mascot and they have big shoes to fill after this years mascot (chibi macot was soooo freakin cute!) but a furrie? so not did we not have the cat girl maid squad? what about the countless anime girls who turn half cat like at a moments notice
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: melchizedek on September 05, 2007, 09:11:29 am
I like the new mascot.  And there are people who come from all over the place to kumoricon.  That being said, I don't think the US is multipul thousand miles across.  If I pointed to Alabama and went 2000 miles at the bird files I'd probably end up in the sea.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Lit_of_Fey on September 05, 2007, 10:10:45 am
If I pointed to Alabama and went 2000 miles at the bird files I'd probably end up in the sea.


OMG hahaha that's really funny XD *high five*
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Antares on September 05, 2007, 11:01:30 am
as i did not see the other mascots I cannot comment personally on the other mascots that did not win. I can only ask that you work hard on another one this year and enter in the contest for 09. The best way to win is to practice and to try.

Omi the mascot is beautiful and I hope to see you at the convention next year. Please don't let others get you down. Hey it would be really cool if you made a cosplay of your winning mascot...^_^ I think it would look just wonderful...

If anyone wants to see, the gallery of entries for the 2008 contest are on the main site.
Just scroll down (Jeff just hasn't replaced the big question mark with the winner yet):

http://kumoricon.org/?page_id=112
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: melchizedek on September 05, 2007, 11:52:11 am
as i did not see the other mascots I cannot comment personally on the other mascots that did not win. I can only ask that you work hard on another one this year and enter in the contest for 09. The best way to win is to practice and to try.

Omi the mascot is beautiful and I hope to see you at the convention next year. Please don't let others get you down. Hey it would be really cool if you made a cosplay of your winning mascot...^_^ I think it would look just wonderful...

If anyone wants to see, the gallery of entries for the 2008 contest are on the main site.
Just scroll down (Jeff just hasn't replaced the big question mark with the winner yet):

http://kumoricon.org/?page_id=112

Cool, I like that there were male mascots submitted too, lots of good ones.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: superjaz on September 05, 2007, 12:00:53 pm
sarah from street team did a really cute boy one for this years contest
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: leashy on September 05, 2007, 12:54:51 pm
Woah drama..

The mascot is cute, if you have bigger and better plans for future mascots then you have like 9 months to draw one for 2009 so get it on ^^

See you in artist alley next year Omi, congrats!

No more fighting <3
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Rushifa on September 05, 2007, 01:24:32 pm
I'm very pleased with the 09 mascot!  And I'm not a big cat-girl (etc.) fan, so that's saying something.  As to out-of-state-ers, I think we should be -flattered- that someone would come from far away just for our little convention.  When you consider how puny we were the first year, we've come along way if people will actually go out of their way to attend!

We had alot of good contestents this year, but I think the judges chose well.  Congratulations Omi!
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Lit_of_Fey on September 05, 2007, 02:41:57 pm
Oooo so there WERE boy entries ^.^ *fangirldrool* haha if I manage to procure a tablet I'm going to try to pull together an entry for next year >:3 bewaaaare

haha I love the random little pear at the bottom of the mascot page XD it reminds me of the tattoo that I wanted to get.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: JeffT on September 05, 2007, 07:24:10 pm
As discussed earlier in the thread for this contest, I deliberately did not require entrants to be current or past attendees to enter the contest. This was not an oversight in the rules, and it's not a violation of even the "spirit" of the rules. I think it's great that Kumoricon has fans nationwide, and if those entries fit our theme then it just promotes Kumoricon at an ever-greater distance! (Besides the fact that there's no way to effectively enforce attendance, as the contest is completed prior to the con.)
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Chevi on September 05, 2007, 11:05:39 pm
so the furry who lives in alabama and didn't even come to the con and probably wont be able to next year won...  i wont be attending kumoricon next year because i am not a furry.  i refuse to attend a fur convention.  and i find it unfair to allow someone who lives thousands of miles away and wont be able to attend a convention to design the mascot.  poor convention this year, all around.

That is really rude and I find it incredibly offensive! D:<  I draw both anime and kemono (furry) characters, and she's just got ears and a tail and is not furry at all!  I think it's ridiculous how anime fans shun, ridicule, make-fun of, and treat people who draw fur characters or dress in fur costumes with such disrespect!  Kemono characters are just as much apart of anime as anything else, I don't think they have to be separate or categorized.  Maybe it is better you don't attend the convention, I wouldn't want someone so rude like that to be there anyways.

Omi, congratulations!  I love your mascot, she was my favorite of all the entries!  I like that she has a bit of a darker skin tone to her, and she's really cute and unique.  If you do intend to come next year, I'll definitely come by and say hi!  =3
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Rathany on September 05, 2007, 11:23:11 pm
As discussed earlier in the thread for this contest, I deliberately did not require entrants to be current or past attendees to enter the contest. This was not an oversight in the rules, and it's not a violation of even the "spirit" of the rules. I think it's great that Kumoricon has fans nationwide, and if those entries fit our theme then it just promotes Kumoricon at an ever-greater distance! (Besides the fact that there's no way to effectively enforce attendance, as the contest is completed prior to the con.)

*Nods*  Our AMV contest is the same way, right?  I heard our AMV guy talking about needing to do International shipping for some of the winners :)
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Naleh on September 06, 2007, 12:57:13 pm
KYAA! Omi she's adorible! Go lemur girl!
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: yayforchips on September 06, 2007, 01:53:38 pm
Omi's entry is really nicely drawn, though I can't say that I like idea of the outfit, ears and tail. She looks slightly sexualized. This brings me to the question: Is Kumoricon supposed to be a family-friendly con? Looking at the information page on the website, it feels that the con is for all ages, but then how do you staff explain choosing this (http://www.kumoricon.org/images/galleries/cover2006/winner/winner.jpg) as the cover for the 2006 program book, and now a lemur girl who looks like she might have come out from some strip club as 2008's mascot? Not that I think Omi's entry is ugly, but if Kumoricon is a family-friendly con, then I think the staff should be responsible in ensuring that the winning entries they pick are good AND clearly suitable for all ages. (Honestly, what is the heck is this supposed to be (http://www.kumoricon.org/images/galleries/cover2006/winner/winner.jpg)?)
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Chevi on September 06, 2007, 05:38:51 pm
Omi's entry is really nicely drawn, though I can't say that I like idea of the outfit, ears and tail. She looks slightly sexualized. This brings me to the question: Is Kumoricon supposed to be a family-friendly con? Looking at the information page on the website, it feels that the con is for all ages, but then how do you staff explain choosing this (http://www.kumoricon.org/images/galleries/cover2006/winner/winner.jpg) as the cover for the 2006 program book, and now a lemur girl who looks like she might have come out from some strip club as 2008's mascot? Not that I think Omi's entry is ugly, but if Kumoricon is a family-friendly con, then I think the staff should be responsible in ensuring that the winning entries they pick are good AND clearly suitable for all ages. (Honestly, what is the heck is this supposed to be (http://www.kumoricon.org/images/galleries/cover2006/winner/winner.jpg)?)

She looks totally family-friendly to me, I don't see anything "sexualized" about it.  Not even slightly...

The cover is the same.  It's just an outfit, and she's not in any pose that would seem perverted.  Besides, if there were people who were upset about a cover or Omi's mascot, then why would they come to an anime convention in the first place?  Almost every anime has a character that looks a little sexy.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Raiphin on September 07, 2007, 07:54:51 am
Okay, so you know what I'm thinking they did for the 2006 program cover? Stay with me here, this is very difficult theoretical thinkin' going on---

I think they chose the best-drawn, most interesting entry.

It feels like your problem, Chips, is with the 2006 program book and you're projecting it onto the mascot entry because, I dunno, there's a mascot thread or something.

One of the things I find I like about Kumoricon (as compared to Sakuracon, I guess, which is the only con I've been to repeatedly) is that it hasn't gotten big enough to be generic yet. It can still do quirky, more edgy things that bigger conventions maybe can't get away with anymore.

And I, for one, appreciate that.
(even if my mascot entry didn't win, at least I'm not angry and bitter!)

Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: bastett on September 07, 2007, 09:11:27 am
SOOOO cute!  It's CLEARLY a catgirl and not a furry XD  I don't see fur all over her body!

I'm really glad that the staff voted instead of the intarwebz popularity contest that some of the past contests were.  It's a lot more fair when a small group of people vote without knowing the person than somebody posting all over their LJ and deviantart to vote for them just because!  (No, I'm not talking about this years mascot, she was clearly awesome, as was last years!)

It's a pole-cat girl!  Heheheh!  Her tail looks like a raccoon.  Heheh!  She's adorable, though.  The chibi is just too cute!  I love her hair and her eyes. 

I like it.  The character shows alot of diversity.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Antares on September 07, 2007, 11:42:12 am
Omi's entry is really nicely drawn, though I can't say that I like idea of the outfit, ears and tail. She looks slightly sexualized. This brings me to the question: Is Kumoricon supposed to be a family-friendly con? Looking at the information page on the website, it feels that the con is for all ages, but then how do you staff explain choosing this (http://www.kumoricon.org/images/galleries/cover2006/winner/winner.jpg) as the cover for the 2006 program book, and now a lemur girl who looks like she might have come out from some strip club as 2008's mascot? Not that I think Omi's entry is ugly, but if Kumoricon is a family-friendly con, then I think the staff should be responsible in ensuring that the winning entries they pick are good AND clearly suitable for all ages. (Honestly, what is the heck is this supposed to be (http://www.kumoricon.org/images/galleries/cover2006/winner/winner.jpg)?)

Kumoricon is open to everyone, but it is up to the attendees to decide if they feel comfortable in what most people refer to as a "PG-13" atmosphere. As far as our official policies state:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkumoricon.org%2Ffiles%2Fimages%2Fpolicies2007coverage-trans.png)

...which leaves a lot of skin left to be shown, and it is up to a person's personal and cultural beliefs to decide if they are okay with this.


Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Syd-chan on September 07, 2007, 04:37:09 pm
http://kumoricon.org/images/galleries/mascot2008/ab.jpg
I have a question, and while it may sound funny, I’m serious and hope I’m not being offensive...

Is she a cat-girl or a Ring-tailed-lemur-girl?

Its not offensive-- She also kinda looks like a racoon.

She's suppose to be a lemur girl-- who came from the Rainforest to live in her cramped suburban apartment down by the Colombia river. Other than that, its up to your imagination. I named her Kuu, though. ^^


And thank you, Totemo_oishii. I appreciate it. ^^

Oh wow! Omi, it's amazing!!! So kawaii! I screamed when I saw it because it was so cute! The dress, ears, a- oh, EVERYTHINg about it is cute!
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Ren+Pocky on September 08, 2007, 01:10:15 pm
Ah! I love her! Omi, you're so great! x3 She's so cute and quirky, and the first mascot to have ears and a tail! I swear, I squealed when I saw her. Wonderific design.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: MistressLegato on September 08, 2007, 07:34:04 pm
????

How in the world does she look over-sexualized?  She's wearing a skirt that is long by a lot of anime comparisons!  (i.e. Sailor Moon)  Her breasts aren't bursting out of her outfit and her pose is nothing but super cute!

I  am confused . ..
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: TomtheFanboy on September 11, 2007, 03:24:22 pm
I am also confused by the complaints about the winner. What is up with you guys? I think some people are bitter about their favorite losing the contest. It also sounds like some close minded people are trying to throw around the "family friendly" terminology again. Sheesh.

We encourage people of all ages to come to the convention but as soon as you slap that label on then the crazies come out and start getting offended by every little thing and you might as well be sponsored by Disney. Kumoricon (as you can see by my fellow posters) has strived to be friendly to adults as well as children and has chosen the middle ground of PG-13 guidelines (http://www.filmratings.com/). In movie terms we can have sexual content that's not too graphic, maybe a couple nipples (usually during transformation sequences or a hotspring episode) and one lone use of "harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive". We still restrict the content that would use more cursing and sexual situations (and also drug use and ultraviolence)  to the after hours content late at night. We don't use the term "family friendly" though because there's plenty of single adults that don't have "families" and don't deserve to be alienated.

Cheers!

Lit, the pear in the corner isn't so random, it's the logo of the charity we support (though I can never remember the acronym itself).

Everyone who mentioned the male mascot; darn right! We only got two entries for the Pocket guide so I was very happy that we got a dude on there! Next year we may get enough bishis to have a third of the mascot contestants male! Think of how amazing that'd be!

Come to think of it, other than yaoi-con do you guys know any anime conventions that have male mascots?
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: JeffT on September 11, 2007, 03:38:57 pm
To add to this discussion, please note that although the convention is PG-13 in general, that doesn't mean that every part of it is PG-13. One of the rules for the contests was that the entries had to be appropriate for all ages. As an example, I did request to one of the entrants that they make two slight changes to their entry to satisfy this requirement, and she did so and what everyone saw for that entry was the modified one (it wasn't one of the winners). (That particular entrant actually offered to make changes if needed in her original submission, and I agreed it was a good idea and requested she did so.)

We try to strike a balance between having the mature content, and being an appropriate place to visit for most people of all ages. Part of that is not having, for example, partial nudity (or stronger) in the mascot or program cover. I don't see any problem with the current winners at all regarding this issue.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: superjaz on September 11, 2007, 03:44:19 pm
pe:ar or somthing like that
i have a idea that is super great for next years chrarity auction to be anounce later...SUPER GREAT!!!!
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Cherry on February 09, 2008, 04:20:14 pm
This is going to be a really randomly late post... but i just thought that i would say that over the years i have been impressed with the diversity in the mascots chosen to represent the convention, and this year is no exception!  Congrats to you omi :)
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Chevi on April 01, 2008, 06:03:18 pm
Just out of curiousity, this may be really early, but when is the next contest scheduled?  :3
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Negima on April 03, 2008, 02:16:04 am
Just out of curiousity, this may be really early, but when is the next contest scheduled?  :3
I'm kinda curious myself.  I want to give it a try again.
Oh, would the next contest be for '08 or '09?
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Syd-chan on April 04, 2008, 03:04:29 pm
Just out of curiousity, this may be really early, but when is the next contest scheduled?  :3
I'm kinda curious myself.  I want to give it a try again.
Oh, would the next contest be for '08 or '09?

For 2009, right? Man, I can't wait! Negima, which entry was yours?
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Negima on April 05, 2008, 12:36:26 pm
Just out of curiousity, this may be really early, but when is the next contest scheduled?  :3
I'm kinda curious myself.  I want to give it a try again.
Oh, would the next contest be for '08 or '09?

For 2009, right? Man, I can't wait! Negima, which entry was yours?
I'm trying to remember for what year I submited something.  Maybe 2006?
Anyway, mine was the one with the rose design on her pant-leg.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Syd-chan on April 05, 2008, 06:31:11 pm
Just out of curiousity, this may be really early, but when is the next contest scheduled?  :3
I'm kinda curious myself.  I want to give it a try again.
Oh, would the next contest be for '08 or '09?

For 2009, right? Man, I can't wait! Negima, which entry was yours?
I'm trying to remember for what year I submited something.  Maybe 2006?
Anyway, mine was the one with the rose design on her pant-leg.


Oh! I found it! *o* You did the rose yourself? Wow. that is....Wow.

[good wow! Not bad wow! >.<]
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Negima on April 05, 2008, 08:35:51 pm
Just out of curiousity, this may be really early, but when is the next contest scheduled?  :3
I'm kinda curious myself.  I want to give it a try again.
Oh, would the next contest be for '08 or '09?

For 2009, right? Man, I can't wait! Negima, which entry was yours?
I'm trying to remember for what year I submited something.  Maybe 2006?
Anyway, mine was the one with the rose design on her pant-leg.


Oh! I found it! *o* You did the rose yourself? Wow. that is....Wow.

[good wow! Not bad wow! >.<]
Did you save all the pictures or is there an archive?

Edit: Never mind, found the archive.

And yes, I did the rose myself.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Chevi on April 06, 2008, 05:04:16 pm
I'm also wondering if voting will go back to attendees...it was staff that voted this year right?
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Kurosaki.Isshin on August 29, 2008, 08:05:18 pm
Why is it always a girl for the mascots for k-con and Sakuracon ?
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: MistressLegato on August 29, 2008, 08:55:42 pm
It isn't for K-con.  There was an entry that was male a year or two ago.  It just didn't win
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Chevi on September 01, 2008, 06:26:23 pm
Now that this post was necro'd, lol, who won for 2009?  XD
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: ichigo_m. on September 01, 2008, 08:34:12 pm
yhea i'm interested too (:
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: TomtheFanboy on September 03, 2008, 01:28:02 pm
Chevi won the contest.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kumoricon.org%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Fmascot2009%2Fav.jpg)
I love the little ghost on the end of the umbrella, what are those called again?

I really want to get a costume of this made for me, it'll be hilarious. I'm going to be growing my hair out anyway, I might as well have one costume for it figured out.

Also, there was a guy submitted for this year and next year as well. Here's the 2009 boy;
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kumoricon.org%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Fmascot2009%2Fat.jpg)

The girls are always cuter!  ;)
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: ichigo_m. on September 03, 2008, 04:28:42 pm
congrats chevi i really think neolucky should have won but what ever (:
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: spaztic_chu on September 03, 2008, 06:48:17 pm
congrats chevi i really think neolucky should have won but what ever (:

Dude, it's one thing to have an opinion, and another to say it here after the contest is over.  It's fine on like your myspace or something like that. 



The ghost thing is called "teruteru-bozu" I think.  It's to scare away bad weather.  They're always so adorable <3
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 03, 2008, 06:56:49 pm
Chevi won the contest.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kumoricon.org%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Fmascot2009%2Fav.jpg)
I love the little ghost on the end of the umbrella, what are those called again?

I really want to get a costume of this made for me, it'll be hilarious. I'm going to be growing my hair out anyway, I might as well have one costume for it figured out.


xD just imagining you in that dress is enough to make me fall of my bed laughing (I already did)
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Serika on September 03, 2008, 11:51:25 pm
The girls are always cuter!  ;)

That's harsh!  The girl who made that uses the forums... D8;;;
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Teepet on September 04, 2008, 12:06:55 am
>w< I just barely joined staff in time to vote. D: It was really hard though, there were some really friggin cute/awesome entries.
 Oh and Serika (hello :3!) I think Tom might just be biased towards the cuteness of girls in general, I doubt he was saying anything bad about the actual art of the dude-entry
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: TomtheFanboy on September 04, 2008, 12:31:06 am
The girls are always cuter!  ;)

That's harsh!  The girl who made that uses the forums... D8;;;

No, no, I'm not saying I didn't like the boy, he's got style. I like his street kid look. I was also trying to give the only dude mascot a little attention.

I'm just saying that girls are cuter. I'm a boy, a heterosexual man, we like girls. So yes, I think the girls are cuter.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Serika on September 04, 2008, 12:54:28 am
The girls are always cuter!  ;)

That's harsh!  The girl who made that uses the forums... D8;;;

No, no, I'm not saying I didn't like the boy, he's got style. I like his street kid look. I was also trying to give the only dude mascot a little attention.

I'm just saying that girls are cuter. I'm a boy, a heterosexual man, we like girls. So yes, I think the girls are cuter.
Alright, I thought you meant by that the female mascots were more visually, artistically, and aesthetically appealing... As in the male entry is bad simply because he's male.

I'm a homosexual girl, and I like girls too! 8D; But it's not impossible to appreciate different art that isn't the "norm," right? 

Also, Tom... If you pay me for the price of materials plus a couple extra bucks, I can make that for ya.  The actual design of the dress is pretty easy... PM me if you're serious. 8D;;
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: CharlotteElbourne on September 04, 2008, 12:57:21 am
Any idea of when entries have to be in for the 2010 mascot?
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Serika on September 04, 2008, 07:57:29 pm
Any idea of when entries have to be in for the 2010 mascot?

I'm going to guess sometime in June 2009? 

After the contest has been announced will do, though. 8D;;;
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: Raiphin on September 04, 2008, 08:38:51 pm
part of me wants to submit a guy for Sakuracon 10. I have a really fun, topical idea.

.....references to snowballs, temperature, or hell can go right about here.
Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: laurifer on September 05, 2008, 02:39:05 pm
I never made it to the closing ceremony so it's a bit late but... congrats Chevi! I really like your designs :D

Title: Re: Who won the mascot contest?!
Post by: nikkiolie on September 05, 2008, 09:21:28 pm
oooh I like it. Its a great design and the character is very very cute. Now I can't wait to get my badge (I have to order it first :P)