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Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« on: June 27, 2012, 01:06:07 am »
Last year was the first Kumoricon I had been able to attend and even though I enjoyed it I felt a little out of place at times.  It seemed like everyone besides my two friends and some of the staffers I hung out with were a lot younger.  Just curious to those of you around my age if you came with people already or were able to meet people closer to your age at the Con.  I'm 25 years old BTW.  Just curious about what other peoples thoughts are about this.  Anyways hopefully I can convince my friends to go again this year :)

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 06:28:24 am »
My husband and I are 35 and 27, respectively.  We're happy to be your friends during con  ;D  I also know there's a thread somewhere here... something like "Otaku over 30" or "Too old for con"?  You're not alone  :D

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 11:15:15 am »
My wife and myself, and most of our friends who go with us, are in the 23-30 range (my wife and I both being 25). There is definitely an age minority around the 15-18 range, but don't worry! There are other "older" otaku, lol. We just don't run around like spasmodic children, so we're harder to find.


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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 12:05:25 pm »
I'm 24 and half of my friends are over 21

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 12:17:45 pm »
im 23 but i like running around like a spazmodic child coz it's fun XD
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 12:30:42 pm »
im 22 and most of my "con family" is in thier early 20s as well. aside from a few siblings
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 01:43:50 pm »
I'm 22.  ;D

Keep in mind the young grow up with the convention, I've been going since I was 14, and then more young come in.
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 02:21:17 pm »
I am 29.  I have also submitted a 21+ panel, and will possibly be part of the Otaku 25 and Older panel.
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 05:49:51 pm »
I'm 22.  ;D

Keep in mind the young grow up with the convention, I've been going since I was 14, and then more young come in.

Yup, we have grown up with the convention. My bro and I will be attending again, and I have forgotten how old we both are  ::) We're fossils.

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 10:30:04 pm »
Didn't know there was a 21+ panel going on.  Well thanks for all the replies hopefully I'll get to meet a few of you there in September.  If I ever get around to it I'll be the guy in the Roy Mustang outfit.  That was the plan for last year and I never did it so gonna try for this year. 

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 01:41:24 am »
I just turned 32 and I'll be there.

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 07:01:52 am »
I'm 31, and the group that I'm with are all in their late 20s/early 30s.
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2012, 12:27:24 pm »
Didn't know there was a 21+ panel going on.  Well thanks for all the replies hopefully I'll get to meet a few of you there in September.  If I ever get around to it I'll be the guy in the Roy Mustang outfit.  That was the plan for last year and I never did it so gonna try for this year. 

You're welcome!  I just realized that I made a slight oops.  The panel level is 18+, and I should clarify that the 25 and Older panel is open to folks of all ages (to my knowledge).
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2012, 07:56:21 pm »
Four of us girls are 24 this year for con. The others of my group will be 17-20.
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 12:26:42 am »
I added a few of you guys to Facebook but most of you didn't have a link.  Well please add me if you'd like.  Like to get to know some people a little before the con if possible. 

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2012, 12:19:15 pm »
This will be my first anime convention. I was a little nervous to go buy after reading this foum I can wait

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2012, 08:06:41 pm »
Just to add throw my hat in this discussion.. I'm 27.

Yep, the ol' three cubed. das me.

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2012, 09:01:39 pm »
I'm personally very picky about who I have on my FB..  But I'd be happy to arrange a meetup with some of y'all older folks and get to know you first  ;D

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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2012, 02:09:44 am »
I'm personally very picky about who I have on my FB..  But I'd be happy to arrange a meetup with some of y'all older folks and get to know you first  ;D

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2012, 03:38:55 pm »
This thread makes my gentleman friend (who is 24 and this will be his first con) a little more at ease about going.  Although I warned him that even though plenty of adults will be there, most of them will be acting like 4-year-olds.  :D  I'm 22.

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2012, 04:12:08 pm »
This thread makes my gentleman friend (who is 24 and this will be his first con) a little more at ease about going.  Although I warned him that even though plenty of adults will be there, most of them will be acting like 4-year-olds.  :D  I'm 22.

What's wrong with that? XD
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2012, 04:14:03 pm »
This thread makes my gentleman friend (who is 24 and this will be his first con) a little more at ease about going.  Although I warned him that even though plenty of adults will be there, most of them will be acting like 4-year-olds.  :D  I'm 22.

What's wrong with that? XD

Nothing at all <3  Isn't that why we go?

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2012, 04:22:16 pm »
^ It's not quite how I would have worded it, but I suppose it works for many of us.
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2012, 04:26:50 pm »
Not in the sense that it's okay to act like a moron because you're at a convention (I'd prefer people didn't), but in the way that we can be silly and have fun the way we did when we were kids, without being judged by a society pressuring us into normalcy.

There's the long version of what I meant.  ;)

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2012, 04:29:16 pm »
Either way, it's not really how I'd word it.  I'd probably go something more like this:

"This is an opportunity to explore and exploit one of the many faces of Japanese culture without leaving home, while connecting with fun individuals who may become life-long friends."

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2012, 04:39:57 pm »
I agree with the being four... i am such a kid at con... a respectful and responsible kid, but a kid all the same.
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2012, 05:41:01 pm »
I agree with the being four... i am such a kid at con... a respectful and responsible kid, but a kid all the same.

I concur. Its practically the only time of the year I am able to be a BIG kid. Working in healthcare makes me overly serious :3

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2012, 11:38:21 pm »
Yup, 27 yrs old and attending. Is there gonna be a panel or something this year?

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2012, 01:12:58 am »
^ There has been a submission for the 25 and Older panel, which I might be co-hosting; unless the paperwork was filed differently than it was for Sakura-con, it will be open to folks of all ages, though.  There will also be a variety of 18+ panels.  I myself submitted for one, but I'm not sure if it will be approved or not.  I do hope it will, though...
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2012, 08:18:42 pm »
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2012, 08:45:32 pm »
My bf and I are 23. :)
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2012, 09:36:31 pm »
I thought I went to conventions so I could act like a 4 year old and not be judged?  Honestly even though I didn't meet a lot of people my age when I did we had great conversations.  LOL I understand the Facebook thing it is just a convenient tool to say hi that's all.

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« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2012, 05:32:13 pm »
There are plenty of older folks attending... just look for wrinkles and grey hair  ;)  Well...most of the time. Some Anime characters have grey hair (and people wear wigs or color their hair), and sometimes a youth will attempt to dress as an old baba, but usually you can tell whether someone is an elder or not. Yes, many attendees are very young - but we oldies are around.

I've been attending conventions since I was 18, and I believe my husband has done the same (but he's 5 1/2 years older....). Later on in September, we'll be celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary.  :)   

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2012, 08:08:42 pm »
I'm 22, although I look much much younger lol

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« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2012, 09:27:20 pm »
I'm 22, although I look much much younger lol

HURRAY FOR YOUNG LOOKING PEOPLE~<3

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2012, 10:44:55 pm »
I've never been mistaken for being younger, only older.

For example: when I was 13, someone thought I was 30.

It's only gone up, obviously.


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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2012, 10:46:39 pm »
wow that's more than half *A*
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« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2012, 01:57:31 am »
I've never been mistaken for being younger, only older.

For example: when I was 13, someone thought I was 30.

It's only gone up, obviously.

The full beard at 13 probably had something to do with that.  ;) ;D

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2012, 08:06:59 am »
I feel like I'm forever 18, because when I was in middle school people thought I was in college, but now, at 23, people still think I'm 18. XD
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« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2012, 09:13:33 am »
I tend to have that "problem" as well, especially when I'm clean-shaven.
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2012, 09:50:17 am »
thus why i dont like beards really, it makes you look older =A=

also it doesnt look good on asians =w=
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« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2012, 12:03:42 pm »
My brother had the same thing. When he was fourteen, waitresses would ask if he wanted anything from the bar because he looked older.

I tend to look younger than I am, now that I'm out of my teens.
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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2012, 12:35:04 pm »
I've never been mistaken for being younger, only older.

For example: when I was 13, someone thought I was 30.

It's only gone up, obviously.

The full beard at 13 probably had something to do with that.  ;) ;D

You know it.  ;)

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Re: Any 21+ attending the convention this year?
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2012, 08:21:28 pm »
also it doesnt look good on asians =w=

It depends on the style and the Asian, (which could be said about any race, really...).
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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2012, 08:05:51 pm »
I will be 28 by the time I go.  My two friends that are going are about the same age.  (Might be a year older)

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« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2012, 07:30:05 pm »
I'm 22, although I look much much younger lol

HURRAY FOR YOUNG LOOKING PEOPLE~<3

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The youngest I was mistaken for has been 15-16 lol All the time I get asked for my ID because I don't look my age lol

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« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2012, 09:56:20 am »
21 and attending!

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« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2012, 01:27:04 pm »
My wife and I are both attending, I'm 31, she's 24. We've both been attending the local conventions (Sakuracon, Kumoricon, Akicon) for years now. We went through a period of time where we felt a little out of place as the crowds skewed a lot younger, and considered that maybe it was time for us to move on... but then we got back into cosplay, and the convention was a completely different experience for us again.

Now we just need to get better about being social with people we don't know at the convention. But you know how it goes, one step at a time. XD

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« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2012, 08:32:35 pm »
I am turning 24 on Aug 3rd. My first con was Kcon '07 when I was 19, so I've always been on of the older people. But all my Cosplay friends are Younger then me....so I feel a lot older.

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« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2012, 10:27:31 pm »
25 Years old and thinking of attending.

With me I don't know yet if my work schedule may allow it, so I may end up waiting till the last day to pre-register.

It could be the case with a lot of us who are older and have jobs. Don't always know if we can make it so we don't.