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Offline Rosien_HoH

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Meeting new people
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:51:48 pm »
I don't mind hanging out with the same people at con, but i like meeting new people too.

As a fairly shy and introverted person, how would i go about it?

I suppose my first step is this post xP

Offline Valkyrie542

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Re: Meeting new people
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 10:36:45 am »
I find it easier to meet new people by going into the game room and playing some board or video games with everyone; it's fun, relaxing and they're great for breaking the ice!

I also bump into some folks when I happen to be sitting near someone and we just chat for a bit; it gives you time to open up and you can choose to either exchange phone numbers and talk later or you can offer to go to a game or panel together.

I don't recommend going up to someone while they're eating, though, it's a little too personal - but I guess it depends on the individual.

And, yes, of course, the forums are also nice for meeting new people too!
Just chat and maybe you'll find some other people and you'll both be comfortable enough to meet at the con.
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Offline Sailor-Jeimi

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Re: Meeting new people
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 03:15:43 pm »
A good way to go about meeting people is to start out by complimenting their cosplay (if they are, this only applies to cosplaying). If you like the series, you can say that. I've never met anyone that found that odd or off putting, in fact, that's how I have been approached before so..
Anyway, then you can tell if they wanna talk to you..They will either actually converse with you: "Oh awesome, yea this cosplay is my favorite character/this is my fav series/asks you your fav something"; or they will not engage: "Oh...Thanks (turns away)/Mmmhmm/Oh that's nice". That last part, I've noticed this happen..Someone will say "oh nice cosplay, this is my fav series" then the cosplayer "Oh, ok, thank you" then the fan of the series goes into a long one sided convo about how much they love it..The cosplayer will go "Mmmhmm/yea/oh" and not actually respond..Remember these when trying to talk to know who is and isn't willing to be a friend.

Another good way, like mentioned, is the gaming room. You meet a LOT of awesome people there that are very interactive with others. Maybe enter a tourny or something (not the event ones, but some people have little ones among people on games that are not in the event one). This is a good way to meet people. Also if you like a game someone is playing, and they are doing really good, when they finish, tell them. Say "Oh wow you're good at [game title]. This is one of the games I relly like." Usually they will want to also talk about the game with you. They just got all pumped up playing it so now they have energy. However if they are failing, this is a good chance to do something awesome. If you know how to play it, offer to help them.

I notice another thing that I'm gonna tell you NOT to do..Don't talk to people durring a sit down and pay attention event..Like panels, main events (contests, opening/closing ceremonies, etc), viewing rooms, and other similar things. They ar not going in there to make conversation. They are in there to pay attention to the people up front. A LOT of the "Otaku guys" (stereotypical bigger guy carrying around a naked anime pillow type guy, no offence to those that are not the problem ones) will literally go into these rooms and start talking to girls in their fav characters costume. It's the same thing with people that aren't "that person", but it's all the same, no one went there to talk.

Sorry this got long before I realized it lol I'll get going now, but these tips should help you make friends.

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Offline CaptnPoptart

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Re: Meeting new people
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 02:16:06 am »
Like Jeimi said, friendships can start with a simple "I love your cosplay!"/"Oh I love that series!"/etc. What I've done in the past is complement people cosplaying the same series I am, maybe talk some, then I ask if I could hang around with them. Most of the cons I've been to by myself I've done that. Two years ago I did that with many TF2 cosplayers I met. 90% of the convention, I hung out with them and they were such great people.

Another good way is photoshoots. Some people are in groups and will go together to places. You can talk with them, maybe hang around with them as well.

But sometimes I do have that struggle too, scared of talking to people but just wanting to hang out and be friends ^^;

(psst if you want to we could meet up and chill or something. I wouldn't mind meeting new people c: )
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GOOD NEWS is that if I can raise enough money I can go for Saturday all day as Espurr (Pokemon X/Y)
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