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Offline Drauska

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KCon Ball in the Park
« on: August 05, 2011, 03:13:27 pm »
OK here is the skinny...this year there is no ball at Kcon.   :'( 

One of the program directors said "Hey guys, sorry to ruin the party but there will not be a Ball at Kumoricon this year.  Even though we are in two hotels, space is still a commodity and it just didn't fit into the schedule this year.

The raves are still go... both nights they start at 10pm and run to 3am (midnight for the minors)."

Since there are two Raves some folks thought it would be fun to have a mini ball in Ester Shore Park across the street from the Hilton during one of the raves.  Why don't we shoot for Sunday night at 10PM in the park. 

I can bring a CD player.  But will need more music.  My CDs are in storage since I mainly use my Ipod.  We need music you can dance slow to...examples.  Doris Day, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Micheal Buble...etc. 

Can anyone help out?  Would there be a big enough following to even Bother?  Thanks all!

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 03:18:05 pm »
I would go~!  :D But I have no slow music, sorry.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 03:19:34 pm »
I would go~!  :D But I have no slow music, sorry.

That's ok...just come and tell anyone who spent time making a gown.   :P  I think I can come up with some music.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 04:57:48 pm »
I have some friends who would love to come!..and I'll look around. I might have some slow music.
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 05:11:20 pm »
Does your player play burnt CD's?  I can make a few for this, if need be.  (I know Chan has been upset that there will be no ball, so I'm pretty sure that she'll want to go to this, with me in tow...).
Meh... I don't feel like coming up with something here...

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 05:13:15 pm »
Seriously?? No Ball?? :( That's a bummer. But this sounds pretty funn too ^^ I'll see if i can come~

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 05:28:02 pm »
This sounds fun i never went to the ball this year and i wanted to try it this year. I can bring some yo yo man cello cds that would be good for slow dancing.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 05:35:05 pm »
I support this 100%!

I can bring speakers, C.D's, anything you need. =D

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011, 06:22:38 pm »
Does your player play burnt CD's?  I can make a few for this, if need be.  (I know Chan has been upset that there will be no ball, so I'm pretty sure that she'll want to go to this, with me in tow...).

Let me find out.....Yep looks like it plays them ok.  Just need to bring lots of D Cell bats!!

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 06:23:36 pm »
I support this 100%!

I can bring speakers, C.D's, anything you need. =D

Thanks Sis....we can get on grooveshark and get some great music on to disc.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2011, 01:44:06 am »
I can probably bring some CDs, I'll dig through the family's collection. I'm definitely in, this sounds like a lot of fun.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2011, 04:11:18 am »
I've got a bunch of Symphonic Metal and Prog Rock CD's I could bring.  Not sure if that really fits the mood for a "ball" though
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2011, 06:00:52 am »
Does your player play burnt CD's?  I can make a few for this, if need be.  (I know Chan has been upset that there will be no ball, so I'm pretty sure that she'll want to go to this, with me in tow...).

Hey wash, since your the Vancouver expert, can you check and make sure there isn't any noise ordnance or curfew issues to worry about.
I did see that anything over 100 peeps would need a permit for using the park, so keep it under 100?

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2011, 07:01:41 am »
Good to know SuperJaz....I will look into it.  Going Incommunicado for the next 30 hours.  Unless my nephue and sis let me use their comupters.  Will see if I can burn some music off of grooveshark this week.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2011, 07:43:53 am »
Does your player play burnt CD's?  I can make a few for this, if need be.  (I know Chan has been upset that there will be no ball, so I'm pretty sure that she'll want to go to this, with me in tow...).

Hey wash, since your the Vancouver expert, can you check and make sure there isn't any noise ordnance or curfew issues to worry about.
I did see that anything over 100 peeps would need a permit for using the park, so keep it under 100?

*not trying to rain on party, prepared is prepared*

This. I'd also recommend Relations for help, but I think they might have their hands overfull right now trying to deal with some other issues. Maybe later in the month they could help with talking to whoever needs talking to, to make sure the city is okay with it.

The city government seems pretty happy to have us, but it's best to avoid nasty surprises from well-meaning public servants.
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2011, 11:07:25 am »
Does your player play burnt CD's?  I can make a few for this, if need be.  (I know Chan has been upset that there will be no ball, so I'm pretty sure that she'll want to go to this, with me in tow...).

Hey wash, since your the Vancouver expert, can you check and make sure there isn't any noise ordnance or curfew issues to worry about.
I did see that anything over 100 peeps would need a permit for using the park, so keep it under 100?

*not trying to rain on party, prepared is prepared*

Sure.  I can have an answer on Monday, if that works for y'all.
Meh... I don't feel like coming up with something here...

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2011, 11:23:53 am »
I can help! I have a Frank Sinatra album, and I can borrow some stuff from my dad. I'd have my brother bring his DJ stuff, but he would say no.
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2011, 07:43:40 pm »
My sister and I will definetly come! I can't belive theres no ball this year! :(
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2011, 10:48:30 pm »
I am coming, and possibly dragging my friends
if they do come we are going to wear our formal Kuroshitsuji/Black butler outfits
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2011, 11:05:44 pm »
Since I ran the ball last year, I have a good chunk of music that I found that is waltzy and also anime/video game-related. I'm not going to con, but I can provide a list of music if someone wants it.
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2011, 11:34:50 pm »
I will come to this :3

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« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2011, 11:53:09 pm »
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2011, 02:06:55 am »
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2011, 02:09:43 am »
Lol.  I was actually planning this exact thing!  I was already making a playlist and decorations and such.  I'm glad someone else got to it first though.  XD

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2011, 11:30:40 am »
I am coming, and possibly dragging my friends
if they do come we are going to wear our formal Kuroshitsuji/Black butler outfits
I'll join you Wrath!
This will be alot of fun. Inoccent bistanders would walk on by and BAM! There's a ball going on in the park with people in cosplay, what fun!
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2011, 12:13:24 pm »
All I was planing on bringing was one old boom box that played burned CDs...this is looking bigger then expected.  Since I'm in the middle of moving...anyone with music is encuraged to bring it...and many thanks.  Hope this goes without a hitch.  But remember folks this is very impromptu and if we are asked to leave the park we leave with no whining or baulking....Deal?

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2011, 03:48:38 pm »
Would there be any permits needed? If so, how much would that be?

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2011, 03:59:01 pm »
Would there be any permits needed? If so, how much would that be?

It seems to depend here is a link to the parks site

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2011, 04:05:44 pm »
Oh that figures, it's in .pdf format. Anyone have it in a format people can actually read?

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2011, 05:52:21 pm »
Lol.  I was actually planning this exact thing!  I was already making a playlist and decorations and such.  I'm glad someone else got to it first though.  XD

When you say you were going to make a playlist are we talking burning the music or bringing an Ipod or just a list of music?  I can really use the help on the music because I can't burn anything at the moment.  My computer is busted and I'm in the middle of moving and can't get it fixed right now.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2011, 06:11:09 pm »
Lol.  I was actually planning this exact thing!  I was already making a playlist and decorations and such.  I'm glad someone else got to it first though.  XD

When you say you were going to make a playlist are we talking burning the music or bringing an Ipod or just a list of music?  I can really use the help on the music because I can't burn anything at the moment.  My computer is busted and I'm in the middle of moving and can't get it fixed right now.

I was just going to use my iPod and I have a wireless speaker thing.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2011, 07:37:57 pm »
All I was planing on bringing was one old boom box that played burned CDs...this is looking bigger then expected.  Since I'm in the middle of moving...anyone with music is encuraged to bring it...and many thanks.  Hope this goes without a hitch.  But remember folks this is very impromptu and if we are asked to leave the park we leave with no whining or baulking....Deal?
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2011, 07:45:11 pm »
So far i have found out that there are rates to rent the park and the amount depends on the wither you want the whole park or little sections but these rates apply during the day so i think someone needs to email the event corrdinator of Ester short park and ask them about night time event we may have to pay a rental fee but i am not postive on that.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2011, 08:09:09 pm »
I think the rent is only if you want to have a big event like a concert
I don't think they would mind us getting together and dancing unless it became botersome
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2011, 08:21:54 pm »
Just the same, we should find out what those rates are.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2011, 08:47:07 pm »
Just the same, we should find out what those rates are.

I looked at the rates and they are not bad however the deposits are over $600.  I'm sorry but I'm not that rich.  like my last post if we are asked to leave we leave....

Unless anyone has that kind of scratch...anyway the areas have to be reserved 30 days in advance.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2011, 11:50:54 pm »
The thing with the rates is that they apply during the day and i am not sure how they would work at night. We are not planning a huge event it would like just going to the park and dancing and every one is allowed to do that. As long as we leave if asked i think we could still have it at the park.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2011, 02:17:12 am »
I agree that it's not really a big event that would dominate the whole park or disrupt anybody, but I think someone should still ask the director of park activities whether the rates apply to us. I would hate for us all to be ready to go only to find out that we aren't allowed. We probably will be allowed, but better safe than sorry.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2011, 04:20:39 pm »
I just got off the phone with the event coordinator for the park.  She e-mailed me the rates, which, for what we want, would be $152 per hour and a $1,300 damage deposit.  This applies to the Pavilion or the clock tower area.  There is also a $60 "Special Event" permit that applies to events with over 100 people.

There's more...

Saturday, there's an event that has the park until 4pm, but she suspects that their clean-up time will be about 3-4 hours long.  Sunday, there's an event until 9pm, and that's not including clean-up.  Monday is all booked until 6pm.
Meh... I don't feel like coming up with something here...

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2011, 04:56:22 pm »
I don't think we really need the Pavilion or the clock tower area

But those events worry me, there might be no room
and it will most likely noisy
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2011, 05:03:24 pm »
This is quite true... I'm trying to think of somewhere else that might work, but the only thing that I can think of (and I doubt it'd work) would be to have it at Clark College.
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2011, 08:38:28 pm »
I was thinking pop culture it would not be a big ballroom but once you push aside all the tables the room is pretty big. Its that or talk to the new libary and see if we could hold it in thier basement or something.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2011, 08:50:11 pm »
http://swingst.com/index.htm
Here is a link to the clark county dance center if someone wanted to contact them about the ball here is the website

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2011, 09:59:11 pm »
I'm not familiar with the area, how close is Clark College to the con? Like, close enough to walk there in heels? And what day were we thinking to do this? The ball was day 2 last year I think, so would we do it then?


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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2011, 11:05:54 pm »
Clark College is a really far walk from the con. Its no where near the con

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2011, 07:34:49 am »
I do really like the idea of Dancing in the park though,
there was another park my friend showed me but it's really small
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2011, 12:50:17 pm »
Clark College is a really far walk from the con. Its no where near the con

It's not that far of a walk; I make that walk all of the time.  It's only a mile & a half.  Besides, there's a few buses in the area that we could take there.  However, I think I like the Pop Culture idea more...

The Clark County Dance Center is in Orchards; that's WAY to far away fro something like this.
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2011, 03:00:16 pm »
Clark College is a really far walk from the con. Its no where near the con

It's not that far of a walk; I make that walk all of the time.  It's only a mile & a half.  Besides, there's a few buses in the area that we could take there.  However, I think I like the Pop Culture idea more...

The Clark County Dance Center is in Orchards; that's WAY to far away fro something like this.
yeah your right it was just a suggestion. I'm going to the meetup this saturday we could stop by pop culture and ask them about hosting a dance there is the owner is there at the time.

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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2011, 09:44:35 pm »
i am SO going to this.
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Re: KCon Ball in the Park
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2011, 10:26:20 pm »
That's not a bad idea, ruka, but what meet-up are you talking about?  If you guys have time, you should come to Clark College and watch anime with our club!  12-6pm in PUB 258B!
Meh... I don't feel like coming up with something here...