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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #150 on: September 13, 2010, 10:02:09 pm »
I believe you can book the hotel room and apply the Kumoricon code to it later.

Oh, yeah, that's right. I do remember doing that, at one point anyway. Good thinking  :)


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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #151 on: September 13, 2010, 10:22:05 pm »
I believe you can book the hotel room and apply the Kumoricon code to it later.

Oh, yeah, that's right. I do remember doing that, at one point anyway. Good thinking  :)

Yeah we did it once too, cause we usually book our hotel soon after the con ends. Though this year we are seriously torn between which hotel we want. Cheaper is good, but I wanna be where the main events are for fast wardrobe changes. ^_^ So we wait a while this time around.
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #152 on: September 13, 2010, 10:24:09 pm »
I believe you can book the hotel room and apply the Kumoricon code to it later.

Oh, yeah, that's right. I do remember doing that, at one point anyway. Good thinking  :)

Yeah we did it once too, cause we usually book our hotel soon after the con ends for the next year. Though this year we are seriously torn between which hotel we want. Cheaper is good, but I wanna be where the main events are for fast wardrobe changes. ^_^ So we wait a while this time around.

Yup, probably be best to wait until events are decided and announced.


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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #153 on: September 14, 2010, 07:02:50 am »
I feel like I'm seriously missing out on something since everyone talks about '07 and '08 was my first con. XD
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« Reply #154 on: September 14, 2010, 07:28:43 am »
Well, 2007 was the last (and first) time Kumoricon was in Vancouver, so that's why you've been seeing that a lot.  There's going to be lots of comparing and preparing...
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« Reply #155 on: September 14, 2010, 10:02:59 am »
I feel like I'm seriously missing out on something since everyone talks about '07 and '08 was my first con. XD

Look for "Kumoricon 2007" on Youtube, there's quite a few videos of cosplay skits and some outdoor stuff that gives a good glimpse of the hotel and surrounding area.

Not to rub anything in your face, but you missed a good year, but worry not! We're going back, haha
Also (if curious enough) you can also look at the Pocket Guide from 2007 to see exactly what was going on....if that kind of thing interests you, heh.


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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #156 on: September 14, 2010, 11:46:39 am »
I feel like I'm seriously missing out on something since everyone talks about '07 and '08 was my first con. XD
I'm missing out on more. My first con was in '09. The Portland Hilton's all I've ever known. Except for Itazura-con, but that was miniscule and died. ;-;

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« Reply #157 on: September 14, 2010, 11:51:34 am »
I feel like I'm seriously missing out on something since everyone talks about '07 and '08 was my first con. XD
I'm missing out on more. My first con was in '09. The Portland Hilton's all I've ever known. Except for Itazura-con, but that was miniscule and died. ;-;

Itazura-con?  What was that? 

Anyway, we are having a mini-event at the Vancouver location on the 30th, if you want to check out the venue.

Hrmm... maybe a bunch of us can do the between-venue-walk then and more people can see what it is like :)
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #158 on: September 14, 2010, 12:08:18 pm »
I feel like I'm seriously missing out on something since everyone talks about '07 and '08 was my first con. XD
I'm missing out on more. My first con was in '09. The Portland Hilton's all I've ever known. Except for Itazura-con, but that was miniscule and died. ;-;

Itazura-con?  What was that? 

Anyway, we are having a mini-event at the Vancouver location on the 30th, if you want to check out the venue.

Hrmm... maybe a bunch of us can do the between-venue-walk then and more people can see what it is like :)
It was this tiny little thing in Medford that the anime club of either North or South Medford High (can't remember which) held in the YMCA. There were maybe 40 people there.

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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #159 on: September 14, 2010, 01:52:08 pm »
I feel like I'm seriously missing out on something since everyone talks about '07 and '08 was my first con. XD
I'm missing out on more. My first con was in '09. The Portland Hilton's all I've ever known. Except for Itazura-con, but that was miniscule and died. ;-;

Itazura-con?  What was that? 

Anyway, we are having a mini-event at the Vancouver location on the 30th, if you want to check out the venue.

Hrmm... maybe a bunch of us can do the between-venue-walk then and more people can see what it is like :)

I know my friends and I who are going on the 30th planned to do this at somepoint


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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #160 on: November 03, 2010, 04:41:15 pm »
I believe you can book the hotel room and apply the Kumoricon code to it later.

Oh, yeah, that's right. I do remember doing that, at one point anyway. Good thinking  :)

Yeah we did it once too, cause we usually book our hotel soon after the con ends. Though this year we are seriously torn between which hotel we want. Cheaper is good, but I wanna be where the main events are for fast wardrobe changes. ^_^ So we wait a while this time around.

Does anyone know how much the discount usually takes off the price of a room? Or how much the discount was for last year?

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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #161 on: November 03, 2010, 06:34:27 pm »
That kind of thing varies from year to year.  As for what the special rates are this year, I don't think that's been set-up yet.  I know the name of the person you'll want to talk to, but I don't remember what his forum name is.  You should be able to e-mail him at facilities @ kumoricon . org ; his name is Phillip.
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #162 on: November 03, 2010, 06:39:59 pm »
That kind of thing varies from year to year.  As for what the special rates are this year, I don't think that's been set-up yet.  I know the name of the person you'll want to talk to, but I don't remember what his forum name is.  You should be able to e-mail him at facilities@kumoricon.org ; his name is Phillip.

Actually, it is hotel@kumoricon.org. That other email address doesn't exist.
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #163 on: November 03, 2010, 06:44:17 pm »
Really?  Huh.  Go with what Jeff said, Transimage.
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #164 on: November 03, 2010, 11:41:02 pm »
So...I couldn't go to the 30th meet-up thing. But does anyone know which hotel will hold the major events? Like the Ball and Opening/Closing Ceremonies?
And do both hotels have a stage or just one?

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« Reply #165 on: November 04, 2010, 12:26:36 am »
That stuff will most likely be at the Hilton.  However, if it looks like the Red Lion will be the better option, then the Programming department (a.k.a. Jaki) will schedule it there.
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #166 on: November 04, 2010, 10:00:37 pm »
woot woot! I'm su~per excited for it to be back at the Red Lion (and Hilton). :3 I loved the Red Lion, even though it's all the way in Vancouver~

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« Reply #167 on: November 04, 2010, 10:04:07 pm »
woot woot! I'm su~per excited for it to be back at the Red Lion (and Hilton). :3 I loved the Red Lion, even though it's all the way in Vancouver~

We haven't been at that particular Red Lion before. The one in 2006 was in Jantzen Beach. Nearby, and in fact, in eyesight, but it's not the same one.
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #168 on: November 04, 2010, 10:05:55 pm »
woot woot! I'm su~per excited for it to be back at the Red Lion (and Hilton). :3 I loved the Red Lion, even though it's all the way in Vancouver~

We haven't been at that particular Red Lion before. The one in 2006 was in Jantzen Beach. Nearby, and in fact, in eyesight, but it's not the same one.

Ooh~ o.o Seems I got them mixed up. :3 still, the Red Lion was a nice hotel. >w> So I'm looking forward to it. =D

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« Reply #169 on: November 04, 2010, 11:37:34 pm »
woot woot! I'm su~per excited for it to be back at the Red Lion (and Hilton). :3 I loved the Red Lion, even though it's all the way in Vancouver~

We haven't been at that particular Red Lion before. The one in 2006 was in Jantzen Beach. Nearby, and in fact, in eyesight, but it's not the same one.

Ooh~ o.o Seems I got them mixed up. :3 still, the Red Lion was a nice hotel. >w> So I'm looking forward to it. =D

If I'm not mistaken, though, it was where the very first MEW Con occurred.
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« Reply #170 on: November 18, 2010, 09:34:50 pm »
I recall the year I stayed at the Vancouver Hilton back in 2007. It was the first year I dove into Kumoricon head first, yes it was a glorious experience espcially with the channels that the Hilton dedicated to all anime so once I was done with panels I could slip back to my room and get more of an anime fix there. Yes, I agree with all of you 2011 will be a glorious year, a glorious one indeed and I intend to make the most of it. Again kudos to you Kumoricon staff on the wise decision making.
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« Reply #171 on: November 18, 2010, 10:41:48 pm »
I recall the year I stayed at the Vancouver Hilton back in 2007. It was the first year I dove into Kumoricon head first, yes it was a glorious experience espcially with the channels that the Hilton dedicated to all anime so once I was done with  panels i could slip back to my room and get more of  an anime fix there. Yes, I agree with all of you 2011 will be a glorious year, a glorious one indeed/ And i intend to make the most of it. Again kudos to you Kumoricon staff on the wise decision making.

Someone had to negotiate that with the hotel; I think that, if we're to do it again, then we'd have to have the Facilities Liaison take care of it.
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« Reply #172 on: January 01, 2011, 07:18:26 pm »
KumoriCon is in Vancouver this year? Ugh. What a pain. I though this was a Portland thing? I guess not.
Seems like K-Con is trying to compete with SakuraCon... Isn't that in Vancouver as well? Well, I definitely wont be going to Vancouver twice in one year... so I guess I'll have to decide between SakuraCon and K-Con, which I'll probably go with SakuraCon because it's bigger; which is a bummer because I didn't get to go to K-Con last year, and I might not bother this year, either...
I hope K-Con comes back to Portland. That's why I went to it, because it was local, and it was fun hanging around with other Oregonians...

I guess I'll just play it by ear and see what happens. I suppose if the Rebel Legion is invited to go than I'll head over... That'd be fun, me being in the RL and all.
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« Reply #173 on: January 01, 2011, 07:28:19 pm »
Blue Leader, SakuraCon is in Seattle.
Kumoricon is usually based around the Portland area,
but being in Vancouver isn't to far away. :3
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« Reply #174 on: January 01, 2011, 10:38:30 pm »
its less then 1 mile over the Oregon border, seriously, deal with it LOL! The hotel rocks
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« Reply #175 on: January 02, 2011, 06:12:18 pm »
KumoriCon is in Vancouver this year? Ugh. What a pain. I though this was a Portland thing? I guess not.
Seems like K-Con is trying to compete with SakuraCon... Isn't that in Vancouver as well? Well, I definitely wont be going to Vancouver twice in one year... so I guess I'll have to decide between SakuraCon and K-Con, which I'll probably go with SakuraCon because it's bigger; which is a bummer because I didn't get to go to K-Con last year, and I might not bother this year, either...
I hope K-Con comes back to Portland. That's why I went to it, because it was local, and it was fun hanging around with other Oregonians...

I guess I'll just play it by ear and see what happens. I suppose if the Rebel Legion is invited to go than I'll head over... That'd be fun, me being in the RL and all.

Well, technically, it was originally in Eugene; it has also been in Vancouver before.  Plus, Sakuracon is about 150 miles away vs. 1 mile.  There is no competition.  Even IF Kumoricon was going to be in Seattle (for some weird reason) it takes place 5 months later.  It wouldn't be a competition, but more like another opportunity to experience the joys of conventions.
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« Reply #176 on: January 07, 2011, 02:56:24 pm »
Oh, right, I think I was thinking of Seattle. Heh, nevermind. For some reason I keep getting the two mixed up, and I don't know why.

Still, I'd prefer that it stay in Portland. I mean, I want something neat that is somewhat unique to Portland. We can't even claim that we have Voodoo Doughnut anymore, because there's one in Eugene now. :P
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« Reply #177 on: January 11, 2011, 04:42:39 pm »
sorry if this has been posted/discussed, but does anyone have pictures or videos of these hotels? I hate traveling to somewhere I've never been before haha, so I like to get the best understanding of the layout as possible so I'll be less confused.

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« Reply #178 on: January 11, 2011, 06:37:38 pm »
both hotels are very easy to get to ladies and gents. :3 and easy to find

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« Reply #179 on: January 13, 2011, 10:43:52 pm »
you can actually see them while youre coming over the bridge.
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« Reply #180 on: January 14, 2011, 03:57:31 pm »
sorry if this has been posted/discussed, but does anyone have pictures or videos of these hotels? I hate traveling to somewhere I've never been before haha, so I like to get the best understanding of the layout as possible so I'll be less confused.

I've provided a google map from Jantzen Beach to the Hilton.  You can kind of see the Expo Center on the bottom, and can easily see Esther Short Park by the hotel.  The Red Lion is just South of the Hilton, which you can see when you zoom in twice.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Jantzen+Beach+Center,+Portland,+OR&daddr=Hilton+Vancouver+Washington,+301+W.+6th+Street,+Vancouver,+WA+98660&hl=en&geocode=Faj9twId2fqv-CmfBLN3J6aVVDGkGOWbKpIeDw%3BFe0uuAId3yKw-CFY3yRhGWDJww&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=26.592957,84.287109&ie=UTF8&ll=45.616499,-122.669821&spn=0.022873,0.082312&z=14

I've also posted a photo that were provided in a thread in this area.

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« Reply #181 on: January 30, 2011, 05:15:32 pm »
Just curious, when will the hotel block codes be posted for all of us that like to get all of this out of the way super early?
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« Reply #182 on: February 15, 2011, 09:40:32 am »
Oh, right, I think I was thinking of Seattle. Heh, nevermind. For some reason I keep getting the two mixed up, and I don't know why.

Still, I'd prefer that it stay in Portland. I mean, I want something neat that is somewhat unique to Portland. We can't even claim that we have Voodoo Doughnut anymore, because there's one in Eugene now. :P

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« Reply #183 on: February 15, 2011, 11:59:51 am »
Just curious, when will the hotel block codes be posted for all of us that like to get all of this out of the way super early?

I'm not sure on WHERE they'll be posted, but they were announced at the general meeting this past Sunday.  I wasn't really listening to what was being said, so I can't remember the details, though.
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« Reply #184 on: February 15, 2011, 01:20:01 pm »
they arent on the web page yet.  Though I heard the hilton is full
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« Reply #185 on: February 15, 2011, 01:27:58 pm »
I don't know if it is or not; I doubt it, since Phillip did give info for both hotels.
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« Reply #186 on: February 15, 2011, 07:52:21 pm »
If the Hilton is full by now, and they haven't posted the group codes, that's pretty lame and upsetting, tbh.
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« Reply #187 on: February 16, 2011, 01:40:45 pm »
I agree.
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« Reply #188 on: February 16, 2011, 02:11:56 pm »
I had a friend tell me that she tried to book a room there for those dates, and she was told that they were full for those dates as well...
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« Reply #189 on: February 16, 2011, 02:14:38 pm »
Happens every year. They usually get more rooms opened.


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« Reply #190 on: February 16, 2011, 04:31:26 pm »
I disagree that this happens every year. Every year I register and book a room around this time, and this is the only year that the hotel has been full by this time. Also the only year that the code hadn't been posted yet.
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« Reply #191 on: February 16, 2011, 08:14:19 pm »
I usually book the hotel around this time as well, but I was saying that every year word starts spreading that the hotel is booked up, and every year lo and behold, more rooms show up. I'm not saying it's not true that the hotel is full, but I'm just saying, don't get too worried yet. The Kumoricon staff have been doing this too long for something that monumentally troublesome to happen (the hotel getting booked before the code even gets released).

Then again, if that is the case, then yeah, I'll be the first to say it's messed up and should be addressed. But, that's a pretty unlikely if.


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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #192 on: February 16, 2011, 10:39:18 pm »
Personally, I'm not even worrying about it this year.  I'll probably see if someone will let me use their room for overnight storage, but will be staying at my house.  It's about an hour away via walking; I make this walk quite a bit, in fact, if I don't take the bus.

I know that for staff rooms, they fill up quickly and are usually negotiated into getting more staff rooms.  I'm not sure about guest rooms, though.
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #193 on: February 17, 2011, 12:51:58 am »
To the best of my knowledge, the Hilton has not been fully booked.  If you are feeling very anxious about booking your room, you can calling the front desk and tell them you would like to book a room for Kumoricon 2011.

In any case, the code for the Hilton will be released shortly.

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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #194 on: February 17, 2011, 03:22:32 am »
They're probably "full" because they've set aside a hotel block for the con which they're not making available to the general public, and con folks have been reserving rooms without the code so their reservations haven't been assessed towards the reserved hotel block; that's been the case for years prior; I'd say it's extremely unlikely that the entire hotel block is booked out before the hotel code has even been released. :P (this is assuming of course that we have a set hotel block, which I'd imagine we do)
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #195 on: February 17, 2011, 08:34:00 am »
there is the choice red lion or hilton,
hilton closer to main con space
red lion mini fridge and microwave....but a walk

I am really torn, food will be better with a fridge and microwave
but I will be having lets just say... super secret cosplay that will make walking a little harder then normal thats all I am saying :x
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #196 on: February 17, 2011, 10:17:10 am »
you can always bring a cooler for the hilton. besides hilton has staff rooms. red lion does not... or thats how i heard it at the meeting.
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #197 on: February 17, 2011, 01:07:21 pm »
hilton closer to main con

I would respectfully argue that this statement is based on a false assumption.  There is no such thing as a "main con", there is only Kumoricon, which happens to be in more than one building.  It may help to think of the convention layout this year as more like a faire or college campus.  Depending on your interests or needs, one of the hotels may prove to be more personally convenient during the convention, but the notion that one hotel is inherently superior to the other based on where we will be scheduling content is simply not true.

Also, it takes about as much time to walk between the two hotels as it does to cross (on foot) an intersection on the bus mall in downtown Portland.  Except you won't have to worry about getting hit by a train.

As for staff rates, it is true that they are only available at the Hilton, but that has nothing to do with content.
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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #198 on: February 17, 2011, 01:38:43 pm »
I would respectfully argue that this statement is based on a false assumption.  There is no such thing as a "main con", there is only Kumoricon, which happens to be in more than one building.  It may help to think of the convention layout this year as more like a faire or college campus.  Depending on your interests or needs, one of the hotels may prove to be more personally convenient during the convention, but the notion that one hotel is inherently superior to the other based on where we will be scheduling content is simply not true.



Also, it takes about as much time to walk between the two hotels as it does to cross (on foot) an intersection on the bus mall in downtown Portland.  Except you won't have to worry about getting hit by a train.

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Re: Kumoricon 2011 location
« Reply #199 on: February 17, 2011, 02:18:08 pm »
hilton closer to main con

I would respectfully argue that this statement is based on a false assumption.  There is no such thing as a "main con", there is only Kumoricon, which happens to be in more than one building.  It may help to think of the convention layout this year as more like a faire or college campus.  Depending on your interests or needs, one of the hotels may prove to be more personally convenient during the convention, but the notion that one hotel is inherently superior to the other based on where we will be scheduling content is simply not true.

Sorry for not being more clear.  By main con, I meant main con space, like where main events and registration was going to go on.  Doubly important as it involes my staff position. But yes one con 2 spaces, and even if one gets labled "main" it will depend on the congoers want as to what they consider main.
 

Also, it takes about as much time to walk between the two hotels as it does to cross (on foot) an intersection on the bus mall in downtown Portland.  Except you won't have to worry about getting hit by a train.
I will need to check it out next time I am there to see tho, I know it also depends on hotel room is tho the web page did meantion shuttles between hotels..
There is also always the chance for rain too, and while normally I don't mind a short walk and I LOVE walking in the rain,
Just due to this super duper secret cosplay and making it work with being staff,  I need to plan carefuly.
Failure is not an option!!! More on super secret cosplay later....its a going to be a big one  ;D but I think all this will make sense when I anounce it
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