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Offline gwennevier

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« on: April 29, 2004, 12:14:42 am »
hey everyone, i was going to go to sakuracon as my first con, BUT certain things happened and i didnt get to go, but i am bound and determined to make kumoricon my first!

so yeah, i was kinda looking to talk to some other people who have never been to a con before, get kind of a newbie group thing going!

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2004, 06:29:04 am »
Well, this'll be my first time at Kumoricon, but I went to Sakuracon for the past 3 years. *^_^*

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2004, 06:29:27 am »
Me.

I don't think I'd be a very good con-goer, as I am antisocial and not prone to be very feminine.  But it is my first time so I suppose I am a newb also.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2004, 08:30:41 am »
Heh, this is my first time going to Kumori con as well, but, seeing as I've gone to the Sakura con for (also) the past three years (since 2001) I wouldn't exactly consider myself a Newbie.  hehehe...  :lol: Sorry!

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2004, 08:53:40 am »
Just don't accept candy from the tentacles and you should be fine. ^.^
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2004, 11:29:34 am »
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Just don't accept candy from the tentacles and you should be fine. ^.^
the tentacles looked friendly to me!  i did go to SakuraCon but that was my first ever and the next one i go to will still feel like my first cuz i get that lost feeling of no knowing what to do and where to go the first many times i start new things.  Being that i did go to sakuracon would you still talk to me  :cry:  *sniff* i also didn't get to see much cuz i didn't know how to find things  :?: even the freaks need friends... :cry:

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2004, 11:37:08 am »
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Just don't accept candy from the tentacles and you should be fine. ^.^
the tentacles looked friendly to me!  i did go to SakuraCon but that was my first ever and the next one i go to will still feel like my first cuz i get that lost feeling of no knowing what to do and where to go the first many times i start new things.  Being that i did go to sakuracon would you still talk to me  :cry:  *sniff* i also didn't get to see much cuz i didn't know how to find things  :?: even the freaks need friends... :cry:
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2004, 07:12:26 pm »
yesh! this is my first time too!! *waves arms* and im dragging my friend brian. YES BRIAN IF YOU READ THIS YOUR GOING.  lol this is gunna ROCK. ill give the tentcles money to harass people! WAHAHA! yes, i hope to see you all there too! *no idea who any of you are* but hell! why not!  :wink:
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2004, 07:33:45 pm »
Please don't pay the tentacles, it only encourages them. ^.^;
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2004, 08:37:01 pm »
speaking of which... we really need to get ahold of squiggles and wiggles... but they're too damn slippery.  wait, uhh... I mean, I wonder if we can get them down to Kumoricon.
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2004, 08:58:53 pm »
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speaking of which... we really need to get ahold of squiggles and wiggles... but they're too damn slippery.  wait, uhh... I mean, I wonder if we can get them down to Kumoricon.
Does anyone on here post one the SCMB?  Just go there!  I think they might go, and I hope they do.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2004, 11:03:20 pm »
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Just don't accept candy from the tentacles and you should be fine. ^.^


But getting a giant pixy stick from a strange tentacle is one of my first and favorite con memories ^___^. Actually...I thought he was some sort of cactus at the time. Ah, to be young and naive again  :roll: .

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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2004, 11:17:47 pm »
Ah ha ha hah.  A giant cactus with suckers.  Gods... if tentacles were Cacti... *shudder*

On that note though, I will personally -- and Legolas has only done this once -- glomp anyone that comes to Kumoricon as a Cactur.  

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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2004, 11:36:12 pm »
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I don't think I'd be a very good con-goer, as I am antisocial and not prone to be very feminine.  But it is my first time so I suppose I am a newb also.


You don't have to be a girly girl!  I do the cosplay dressup thing at cons, but outside of them I'm 100% jeans and T shirts.  In the past 2 years I've used makeup at Sakura Con, Kumori Con and my wedding and that's it.

There's also no rule that you have to cosplay or anything.  Just be yourself.  Sometimes other antisocial people find others to be antisocial together with and come out of their shell once a year, and others just like to listen in to others that like the same things that they like and people watch.  It's all good.
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2004, 11:52:19 pm »
Take Gabe for example... most antisocial person on the face of the planet (Sorry Gabe).  And he came and enjoyed himself.  And he didn't dress up or anything.  Heck, last year at SakuraCon people came dressed up as Tycho and Gabe... that was funny... some people fell for it.

Just be yourself... you'd be amazed at what a Con can bring out in people that are otherwise complete social n00bs.
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2004, 01:34:49 am »
Oh I'm not saying I wouldn't be myself - I find it hard to be anything else.  ;)  I'm just wondering if I'll be able to keep my temper while existing in a whirling dervish of "omg kawaii neko" fangirls.  XD  I'm quite impatient.  :3  Not to worry though, I'm not a psychopath or anything...  I swear.  :3
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2004, 07:47:26 am »
It's interesting how Anime conventions can bring out the different sides of peoples personalities, and they'd do stuff at the con, where if they were anywhere else, you wouldn't catch them doing it in a million years.  (Plese, no bad thoughts on my last comment.. i KNOW i didn't word it right...).

On a different note, the tentcles scared me a little.  I was at the Anime Dating game for a bit a Sakura con (2004) and one of the tentcles were trying to 'get it on' with the speaker... at least, it LOOKED like it.  *shiver*

Any who, that's just my little thoughts.

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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2004, 08:35:33 am »
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Just don't accept candy from the tentacles and you should be fine. ^.^


But getting a giant pixy stick from a strange tentacle is one of my first and favorite con memories ^___^. Actually...I thought he was some sort of cactus at the time. Ah, to be young and naive again  :roll: .


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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2004, 12:21:20 pm »
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Just be yourself.  Sometimes other antisocial people find others to be antisocial together with and come out of their shell once a year, and others just like to listen in to others that like the same things that they like and people watch.  It's all good.

Completely agree. One of the fab things about anime cons is the wide range of things you can do.  If you're feeling grouchy with crowds, slip off to an anime showing (a surprisingly uncrowded space usually).  Or panels are great if you would rather listen than talk. And you learn So MUCH!

Conventions are a swirling montage of options: Dealers Room, Art Show (when available) , Artists Alley (functionally halfway between the two), panels, demonstrations, gaming (again, a WIDE range possible, depends on the convention), cosplay (you can just watch, you don't need to bring something unless you feel like it), industry announcements, or (my favorite) just talking with people and making new friends.

Our shared interest is the driving force that makes for a great weekend.

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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2004, 12:56:12 pm »
Wow, you've been conning (congoing?) longer than I've been alive!

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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2004, 08:22:33 am »
XD Gwennie! OMG! I know you! *flail* ya...I'm bored.....
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2004, 09:25:24 pm »
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XD Gwennie! OMG! I know you! *flail* ya...I'm bored.....


woot, hey miko!

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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2004, 07:00:17 am »
I just wish I could dress up as Gatts from Berserk....but I don't have plate armor anymore.... :(   Oh well, a guy can dream




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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2004, 02:31:55 pm »
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2004, 09:15:54 pm »
1975 was your first convention?!! Holy Mother! How have some of those conventions been? Have they gotten larger over the years?

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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2004, 12:29:48 pm »
Volunteering as staff is a great way to get to know some people, especailly if your shy--or you like to crack sarcastic jokes while working. I went to Sakura-con for the first time, and I wouldn't have had nearly so much fun if I hadn't had volunteered for infobooth.

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« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2004, 12:46:03 pm »
um, me. Very nervous. WANNA GO!!
never been to anything like this. finally theres people who understand me!!
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« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2004, 12:51:49 pm »
Conventions are great places to have fun and meet new people.  And with the activities that we're planning, there should definately be something for everyone to enjoy during the convention.
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« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2004, 03:23:07 pm »
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Volunteering as staff is a great way to get to know some people, especailly if your shy--or you like to crack sarcastic jokes while working. I went to Sakura-con for the first time, and I wouldn't have had nearly so much fun if I hadn't had volunteered for infobooth.

heh, now I'm tempted to volunteer at this con :P

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« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2004, 04:51:10 pm »
i am very antisocial i sometimes dont leave my house for weeks and i hate crowds but i was fine at sakura con and had a great time maybe its all the dressed up people

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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2004, 01:20:19 pm »
Whoo hoo, I'm not the only antisocial one!  I'm going to *try* to be more outgoing so nobody thinks I'm a snob.  Really I'm not, just shy!
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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2004, 08:22:55 pm »
hi, zoicoy!

i'm so excited that you logged in!

no worries, this con will be smoothe as silk. there will be so much going on, your whirlwind nature will be right at home :)

bring anyone you like; but you can definitely come hang out with me any time.

let me know if you want to plug in as a volunteer with fanfic programming! your talents would be quite welcome.

that goes for any other newbie, as well. if you happen to be interested in, or already involved in, writing, reading, or editing fanfiction, check out our threads about our contest and panel, and feel free to volunteer, or to contribute your work to our forthcoming zine! no prior experience is required, just an open and creative mind.

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