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2010 Mascot
« on: September 09, 2009, 03:05:27 pm »
For those of you who missed Closing Ceremonies, our new macot is this one: http://www.kumoricon.org/images/galleries/mascot2010/aj.jpg

So, there is our basis for badge and website design for the next year :)



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The web site URLs changed so here is the gallery with winner indicated:

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 03:38:48 pm »
I saw this at the closing ceremonies... It looks very nice. Very nice indeed! I'd give anything to be able to draw anime characters (and other things) that well.

Though I have to admit it... there's just something about the eyes that bother me. I can't put my finger on what it is exactly, but there's just something about the eyes... :P
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 03:41:55 pm »
Its because shes KNOWS....look at her eyes Blue Leader...she knows all about THAT.

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 03:48:59 pm »
No! How!? I thought that night was only supposed to remain between you and me... Our little secret.
Did you tell? :(
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 03:51:59 pm »
The normal mascot Knows, and the Chibi REGRETS KNOWING.
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009, 03:54:58 pm »
No! How!? I thought that night was only supposed to remain between you and me... Our little secret.
Did you tell? :(

Sorry Blue, I always spill the beans for a pretty face...


Also I was threatened a Bad End with the umbrella so I kinda had to talk.
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009, 04:24:23 pm »
Thanks for posting this, I couldn't make it to the closing ceremonies, so I've been really curious!  Congrats to the winner! 

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009, 06:24:27 pm »
OMG she's sooo cute!  I want to marry her!  Or at least steal her boots!
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009, 07:10:08 pm »
Oh my god! My friend Sam won! you don't know how excited I am about this now. XD -dances insanely around the room-
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 07:17:20 pm »
Aw! She's adorable! ^^ I'm so excited to see her up on everything! ^^

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 08:14:08 pm »
Thank you for posting this! I've been dying to know :3
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2009, 10:33:09 pm »
The mascot's a cutie. <3
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2009, 10:37:32 pm »
*slight pout* has no one checked my flickr page? I posted it on the photo threads, I had it before the site had it up *more fake pouting*

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2009, 12:07:56 am »
Awww, I love it! She's very pretty.  :D

I wasn't able to attend closing ceremonies (train left before that, ugh) so missed this.
Thanks for posting it!  ;D


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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2009, 12:09:43 am »
that's amazingly well done, I love the art style and the color used for her... Good job to the person who made it.

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2009, 10:10:37 am »
No! How!? I thought that night was only supposed to remain between you and me... Our little secret.
Did you tell? :(

Sorry Blue, I always spill the beans for a pretty face...


Also I was threatened a Bad End with the umbrella so I kinda had to talk.
Ah, well, that's understandable. I mean, an umbrella isn't a very nice way to go...
Maybe you should start wearing umbrella-proof body armor, than these things wouldn't happen any more and our secrets could last for ages!



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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2009, 11:45:21 am »
I think she's really cute!  And stylish! <3  My friends & I agreed that we would totally wear that.  I may have to wear that outfit as my casual outfit for when I'm not cosplaying at next year's con. <3  CUUUUTE.

I saw this at the closing ceremonies... It looks very nice. Very nice indeed! I'd give anything to be able to draw anime characters (and other things) that well.

Though I have to admit it... there's just something about the eyes that bother me. I can't put my finger on what it is exactly, but there's just something about the eyes... :P

Haha, I like that her eyes aren't gigantic puddly moe things. ^^  She has a very nice, smart look to her face.
 
And you know what?  That soft, calm, calculating expression on her face reminds me of this nice lady, who I am fond of cosplaying:
http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/16/52240.jpg  (Miyo Takano from Higurashi no Naku koro Ni)

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...that comparison makes me like the mascot even more... *fufufu*
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2009, 12:06:42 pm »
Sweet, that's the one I voted for!




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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2009, 01:23:34 pm »
So... when can we start working on the other pieces of art for the convention?

The min-reg book and the big con book?

Were there any specific rules for this?

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2009, 03:10:39 pm »
So... when can we start working on the other pieces of art for the convention?

The min-reg book and the big con book?

Were there any specific rules for this?

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When the new Publicity team is assembled, they will set the dates for the cover contests. 

Publicity also designs the website, letterhead, flyers, posters and lots of other stuff.  The Relations department will also need some design work done ;)
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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2009, 04:21:56 pm »
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2009, 06:30:41 pm »
The mascot's a cutie. <3

*glares at nick* lol. Jk. Yeah, she's really cute. =D

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2009, 06:43:30 pm »
So... when can we start working on the other pieces of art for the convention?

The min-reg book and the big con book?

Were there any specific rules for this?

~allykat

These have been selected by contest for the last few years, the same as the mascot, with staff voting. Usually these contests have been open from around April or May, to July. Here's the thread for the previous contests:

http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=10048.0
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2009, 07:19:04 pm »
Oh my god! My friend Sam won! you don't know how excited I am about this now. XD -dances insanely around the room-
Tessaaaaaa!! :'D

Whoa, this is pretty exciting for me. I've never won any contest before. Thanks for choosing my mascot!
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2009, 07:26:26 pm »
Oh my god! My friend Sam won! you don't know how excited I am about this now. XD -dances insanely around the room-
Tessaaaaaa!! :'D

Whoa, this is pretty exciting for me. I've never won any contest before. Thanks for choosing my mascot!

Congrats :) 
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2009, 07:34:58 pm »
Oh my god! My friend Sam won! you don't know how excited I am about this now. XD -dances insanely around the room-
Tessaaaaaa!! :'D

Whoa, this is pretty exciting for me. I've never won any contest before. Thanks for choosing my mascot!

Well, I've gotta say, that is an amazing mascot you have designed. =D I congratulate you.

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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2009, 07:41:19 pm »
Aw, so pretty. The style and effect of the whole mascot is great!
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2009, 01:32:28 am »
does anybody have, or can somebody make a render of this
(just the image w/ a transparent background, saved as a png)
im no good at rendering images, and i want to use it for gfx (if that is ok with everyone else)

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2009, 05:28:36 am »
I want to give creating a mascot a try for 2011. I have an idea, I just don't have any idea how to put it on paper.


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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2009, 09:54:54 am »
that is great i wish i was that good i can wait for it

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2009, 01:05:57 pm »
This one started as my #5 but slowly climbed up to #1 as I realized how it blew away the competition as far as detail was concerned. :) We had some awesome entries this year, but I'm happy to see this one win.  The way it was drawn will also make for some really great printing.  I'm a sucker for the light blue cloudy mascots, but if we're going to have a change, this is a good one.

By the way, about male mascots: I too would like to see one someday, but this year there weren't any that were detailed enough to make my #1. I think one of the male entries made my top 5, though. So if you've been thinking of drawing a male mascot, give it a try!
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2009, 09:39:11 pm »
This one started as my #5 but slowly climbed up to #1 as I realized how it blew away the competition as far as detail was concerned. :) We had some awesome entries this year, but I'm happy to see this one win.  The way it was drawn will also make for some really great printing.  I'm a sucker for the light blue cloudy mascots, but if we're going to have a change, this is a good one.

By the way, about male mascots: I too would like to see one someday, but this year there weren't any that were detailed enough to make my #1. I think one of the male entries made my top 5, though. So if you've been thinking of drawing a male mascot, give it a try!

I will definitely be drawing a boy next year. XD

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2009, 03:20:25 am »
I will definitely be drawing a boy next year. XD

Cool. ^_^

Also curious whether pairs are allowed in the contest. That way you could do a boy and a girl. I saw Anime North do that awhile ago. (Of course, they commissioned their mascots that year...)
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2009, 11:53:45 am »
I will definitely be drawing a boy next year. XD

Cool. ^_^

Also curious whether pairs are allowed in the contest. That way you could do a boy and a girl. I saw Anime North do that awhile ago. (Of course, they commissioned their mascots that year...)

I've been trying to suggest that people do a male version of our mascot for the cover guide contests ;)  I think that would be pure awesome. 

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2009, 12:57:41 pm »
I've been trying to suggest that people do a male version of our mascot for the cover guide contests ;)  I think that would be pure awesome.

A Vocaloid-style genderbend? Yes, that would be win.
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2009, 07:19:24 pm »
im sorry but if i saw a boy i would lol

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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2009, 07:24:14 pm »
I think a girl + boy (or even family setup of some kind) might work better if it were also symbolic of some duality within Kumoricon.  Since this is past 2010 for the new Mascott; maybe 2011+ we are probably looking at multiple hotels, and/or a convention center in addition to a hotel.
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2009, 07:50:11 pm »
I think a girl + boy (or even family setup of some kind) might work better if it were also symbolic of some duality within Kumoricon.  Since this is past 2010 for the new Mascott; maybe 2011+ we are probably looking at multiple hotels, and/or a convention center in addition to a hotel.
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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2009, 08:34:51 pm »
There's also the 'unwritten rule' that the convention mascot has to have certain... appeal to those voting.  Maybe it's best said as 'Fanservice ready'?
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2009, 07:02:50 am »
Was there any rule stating that the mascot has to be a girl cause as much as girls are very appealing on the cover of Kumoricon, I'm hoping to see a guy up there as our new mascot.


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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2009, 11:54:02 am »
Was there any rule stating that the mascot has to be a girl cause as much as girls are very appealing on the cover of Kumoricon, I'm hoping to see a guy up there as our new mascot.

There are no rules that it has to be a girl.  Some of the ones that went up for voting were boys. 
(Note: mascot is decided via staff vote)

The contest rules are here: http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=10048.0

Note that we don't actually *require* an umbrella, but it would be hard for us to imagine a mascot without one. 
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2009, 11:59:17 am »
Congrates to the artist. I loved that one. (I love blue with Kumoricon mascots though. ^^;)

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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2009, 01:23:37 pm »
The contest rules are here: http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=10048.0

Note that we don't actually *require* an umbrella, but it would be hard for us to imagine a mascot without one. 

We don't? I seem to recall that we used to. Personally, I thought it was a good requirement.  It was a unifying factor.

But I guess it doesn't matter, because umbrellas always win points with the voters. Much like Sakura Con mascots usually have a sakura symbol or an actual sakura blossom somewhere on their person.


Congrates to the artist. I loved that one. (I love blue with Kumoricon mascots though. ^^;)

Definitely agree with this one. However, even though the current mascot isn't blue, she's got a bluish tint. So she could look good on a blue T-shirt.
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2009, 06:08:38 pm »
Was there any rule stating that the mascot has to be a girl cause as much as girls are very appealing on the cover of Kumoricon, I'm hoping to see a guy up there as our new mascot.

There are no rules that it has to be a girl.  Some of the ones that went up for voting were boys. 
(Note: mascot is decided via staff vote)

The contest rules are here: http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=10048.0

Note that we don't actually *require* an umbrella, but it would be hard for us to imagine a mascot without one. 
Kay thanks for the information. That really helps me.


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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #44 on: September 19, 2009, 04:03:10 am »
I liked this one! it was my favorite! very pretty! Kinda sucks I don't know If Im even coming next year to collect this badge. . .T-T the pretties
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2009, 07:48:46 pm »
So I have the sketches of my mascot, but I'm thinking of doing a collaboration with my friend cause she's great with Photoshop coloring. That way we can both get credit for the drawing. :3


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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2009, 03:05:55 pm »
we are probably looking at multiple hotels, and/or a convention center in addition to a hotel.

What? O.o
You mean... having the con split up by events into differnt hotels?
Just wondering, how would that work?
People hated just walking across the street to the Hilton Tower...
Would they be like neighbors like the tower than? I don't know about others, but we're starnded in Portland during the con since we get dropped off. No car, and no money for other transport....
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Re: 2010 Mascot
« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2009, 03:09:02 pm »
I love it!
It is one of my friends style of clothing, and I'm sure that she would love to cosplay that character!
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« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2009, 08:27:24 pm »
Congrats whomever one. I was at closing ceremonies but I didn't really see it since my glasses were packed up. XD
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