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Oronae



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:51 pm Reply with quote
I'd love to see what gets brought to the dealers room. Makes me wish I was a couple years older so I could go...
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minakichan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:54 pm Reply with quote
........When they say "21+ anime convention," the words "mature" and "professional" and NOT the first that come to my mind. Thankfully, this doesn't sound like HentaiCon, in which case, wow, that's kind of funny.
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:59 pm Reply with quote
I don't see how this accomodates older fans.

There is no pre-registration. There is also an escalating registration fee. This seems more to be more of an inconvenience to those who work for a living and have to plan around these events.
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MageofFire



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:06 pm Reply with quote
IT sounds like an interesting concept. It would be neat to see the industry people that attend for sure. The price struture seems a bit odd though.
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tygerchickchibi



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:11 pm Reply with quote
Wait...what?

after 250 people register, they'll keep raising the prices to pre-register?


....I checked it out, but I don't really know about that...It doesn't really sound exciting or interesting to me. It's very formal, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but...meh...

I think this is great for adults who need to know what it is so they don't have to feel...."dumb" when it comes for children watching anime...but then again, this is just a random thought.
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Jen526



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:14 pm Reply with quote
If I wasn't obligated to staff at another convention that weekend (an obligation that I'm not terribly happy to have in the first place *sigh*), I would be jumping on this without a second thought.

I may sound like an old fogey, but the idea of having a con that's not so inundated with teens is a definite win.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:38 pm Reply with quote
tygerchickchibi wrote:
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Wait...what?

after 250 people register, they'll keep raising the prices to pre-register?


....I checked it out, but I don't really know about that...It doesn't really sound exciting or interesting to me. It's very formal, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but...meh...

I think this is great for adults who need to know what it is so they don't have to feel...."dumb" when it comes for children watching anime...but then again, this is just a random thought.


Sometimes overhead costs rise with greater numbers at events, escalating fee's help ensure event planners don't get hit with a bigger bill then expected. The price seems to rise only $10 at the highest cap levels, so no particular financial blow there.

I also don't know if an 'over 21' focus has anything to do with folks feeling 'dumb', older fans simply can have a different take/interest-base on anime then a lot of the younger 'social-scene' fans. And as someone pushing 30 who occasionally checks out 'Otakon', I've noticed that, politely put, large portions of the younger crowd can be fervent in their convention ways (or less politely, seemed to have been home sick the day basic social skills were handed out), which isn't really conducive to certain types of panels/events.
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kushiel



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:17 pm Reply with quote
I'm still a bit wary - I might go next year if I hear good things about it. I'm just concerned that it'll get the 21+ fanbrats, which in a way, are worse than the teenage ones. * A majority of those teen fanbrats will grow and mature, but anime has a wonderful knack Rolling Eyes for attracting the ones who don't.

I'd love to see serious panels with industry professionals discussing things like piracy and the current anime market, tailored to adults who understand capitalism. I'd hang around here more, but basically the only people I can stand are the staff members and subscribers.

* There's a difference between fanbrat and fan. When I was 14, I used to endlessly send smutfic links to friends who didn't want to see it. At the age of 21, I'm embarrassed of that behaviour.
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Avacado Burger



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:49 pm Reply with quote
Something like this definitely appeals to someone like me, who's been feeling a major divide the last 10 years I've been to conventions. Nowadays, I rarely ever see individuals who revel in the same series I used to...

Unfortunately, this is in RI (which is kinda a stretch for me), and the escalating admission prices are definitely a turnoff.
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Dr.G



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:57 pm Reply with quote
I guess older people would like to go to this con because you dont have to worry about having to see 100 kids running around dressed like nautro.
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SDnekojin



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:22 am Reply with quote
$65 starting is a lot to ask for a tiny start-up convention that doesn't really sound that different from any other convention.

The artical mentions "academic panels" which might be interesting, but are not actually mentioned on the site. The only specifics actually mentioned on the website are a few of the guests
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:37 am Reply with quote
I'd be very tempted to check this out if it was in my area. Interesting idea.

GATSU wrote:
So does the fact that it's in Rhode Island mean we'll be hearing people make random dirty jokes from the Family Guy? Rolling Eyes


What? Does RI somehow have a higher Family Guy fanbase because the show is set there? That makes little sense to me.
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Belldandy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:33 am Reply with quote
Sounds like an interesting idea to me. Too bad it's on the other side of the country.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:07 am Reply with quote
I personally think it's a nice idea. I know many people get tired of dealing with tons of little out of control kids at other cons running around with no supervision. It also provides a nice chance for older fans to mingle with other old fans who either are simply more their age or hopefully more fans from the "old days" if you will. Plus it also allows those of us who do enjoy more adult material to not have to wait til the freaking wee hours of the night to go a related panel. The higher price is a bit steep but as they said it's made that way to guarantee they break even basically. I'm sure if the first year is a success following years will have lower prices. If I lived closer I'd go and support it.
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marcyu



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:30 am Reply with quote
I was identifying with the words "academic" and "professional" until the part about there being a "costume fashion show."

This con sounds like it took the craziest ideas from the animecons ML and decided they could run an actual con this way (especially with that harebrained pricing scheme). Running a con with unproven and unresearched ideas - isn't this how these same Anime Boston people got 10-hour lines?
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