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Northeast con thread

How are my nj,Philly nyc and other northeast gulls doing tonight

What cons are you gok
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>>9622725
>gok
Did you just try and call me a gook?
Racist. I'm a kike.
Also I'm meh. Playin vidya. Waiting for shit from CC in the mail
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>>9622727

Whoops meant to say whats going on
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>What cons are you gok
OP got garroted before finishing their statement.

Heading to Colossal East in the Poconos this weekend. Honestly I'm mostly a midwest-midatlantic con person so I don't go to many cons in the region.

Going to put together a list of (known) cons for the thread in a bit.
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Skipping NYCC this year since it's been meh for me the past couple of years. Probably gonna try Anime NYC instead, hoping it's somewhat decent.
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May have missed some, didn't include Wizard Worlds.

>>9622787
NEW YORK:
New York Comic Con: Oct 5-8, NYC
Anime NYC: Nov 17-19, NYC
Tora-con: Apr 14-15, Rochester

PENNSYLVANIA:
Colossalcon East: Sep 8-10, Poconos
Tekko: Apr 5-8, Pittsburgh
Zenkaikon: May 4-6, Lancaster
Saikoucon: TBA (August), Allentown

NEW JERSEY:
Philcon: Nov 10-12, Cherry Hill
Derpycon: Nov 17-19, Morristown
Kotoricon: Jan 5-6, Sewell
AnimeNEXT: Jun 8-10, Atlantic City

MASSACHUSETTS:
Anime Boston: Mar 30-Apr 1, Boston
Boston Comic Con: TBA (August), Boston
Arisia: Jan 12-15, Boston
PAX East: TBA (Mar), Boston

CONNECTICUT:
Connecticon: Jul 12-15, Hartford

MAINE:
Animaine: Nov 10-12, Portland
PortConMaine: Jun 21-24, Portland

NEW HAMPSHIRE:
Another Anime Convention: Oct 13-15, Manchester

VERMONT:
Bakuretsu Con: Oct 27-29, Colchester

RHODE ISLAND:
Rhode Island Comic Con: Nov 10-12, Providence
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>>9622801
I feel the same way about NYCC and was considering just selling my tickets. I really don't care about comics or Western media all that much, and it doesn't look like there's going to be any anime oriented stuff at all this year. Definitely gonna be headed to ANYC, just need to start making a relatively last minute cosplay.
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>>9622808
PAX is April 5-8, 4 days now!

>>9622887
Yeah same here, not really into comics, and it just feels way too crowded now.
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>>9622801

Same. I just flat out didnt go this year and went to j1con in philly which was its last year there too. Also holy shit ive never seen such a micro con, even though it was short notice. Like the whole con only had a game room, a dealers/artist alley and 1 panel area. It was nuts but it was still a fun time, cant wait for j1con 2018


Why does every con in nj go to Atlantic city though, i cant stand being at Atlantic city
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>>9623193
Would you say j1 is worth getting a hotel and driving from North NJ for?
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>>9624064

Id say yes since its pretty cheap with its 99-149 hotel costs right now and 40-50 ticket 3 day prices in addition to the hotel rooms being in the con so you dont have to worry about beggers and the usual shit in Atlantic city
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Bump.
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I'm gonna be headed to AAC for the first time in several years. Staying at a different hotel off-site, but should be a good time anyway. Now to get going on costumes...
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>>9628925
Same with AAC. I think the last time I went was about 5 or 6 years ago. I'm curious to see how the con has grown.

>>9622887
I'm going to NYCC mainly because I was able to secure a pro pass. The regular line is enough to make me not want to go.

Going to NYCC is definitely an experience I think most people should try once. But if you're putting yourself through 4 hours of lines each year; I think you're a masochist. It just isn't that fun of a con to make into a yearly thing.
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>>9622725
NYCC. Not sure if I'm going yet because of how big of a clusterfuck they turned ticketing into. ANYC looks promising tho, but the date clashes with -

DerpyCon - been going every year, lots of fun. Not too big, not too small. Great crowd, in the middle of a nice town. Not going to give it up for ANYC.

Wicked Faire. They're bringing it back next year and I'm fucking hyped. One of my favorite cons ever. I'll also throw in Steampunk Worlds Faire here since it's by the same guy and also loads of fun.

Heliosphere for some old school SF goodness, and to be one of the youngest people there instead of one of the oldest like at an Anime Cons. RIP Lunacon.

Anime NEXT. Went this year after not going for a while and was blown away. Having it in Atlantic City worked out much better than I would have expected, and you can hit the casinos when you need a break from the con.

I'll throw Arisia in here just because I love it so much, even though it's in New England. Great atmosphere, amazing panels, incredible room parties, terrible hotel in a awful location tho, and the weather is almost always a horror show. Has also gotten seriously infested with SJWs, but they haven't ruined the fun - yet. Make sure to seek out the Rocket Fuel party if you attend.

I-Con: It's finally back! Or is it? I can't find any info on 2018. :( Ditto for LI-Con.
Liberty City Anime Con/Blaze Con/Play NYC - A special shout out to the planning geniuses who independently scheduled 3 cons in NYC on the same weekend this summer, guaranteeing that they'd all have depressed attendance. I hope they don't make that mistake next year. Much better to have a con every weekend in your City then having to choose between 3 on the same weekend.
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anyone going to roccon?
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>>9622725
I'm doing a Team Skull Grunt cosplay
Going to nycc on Sunday
Are Anime NYC tickets still available?
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>>9633431
Shit didnt mean to post the pic, it was on my clipboard
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>>9623144
oh god that is going to be exhausting
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Lone southern Maine Lolita here. Going back to my roots to staff Katsucon 2018.
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I'm going to AnimeNYC mainly for the Gundam concert. Otherwise I don't plan on going to a con until AnimeBoston.
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A local con (Setsucon for anyone in the central PA area) that I've been watching grow for several years now finally moved to a good, much larger venue, so I'm going to save up/panel for that and Tekko.
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anyone going to kotoricon next January?

I mildly hope they can get a bigger venue but they kinda seem like they're locked into the college. unless they decide to use more buildings for more stuff
I've been going to this con ever since 2013 I think and I love it, its just small enough for my taste
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>>9633624
Oh man I cant wait to see Eataly swarmed with weebs again for Anime Boston
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>>9633431
yup, all ticket types are still available.
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>>9633926
I honestly thought anime nyc was in october as well, I might just have to get tickets since my schedule just fixed up a ton
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>>9630790
Did you have fun, anon? I'm used to every WNY convention outside of Toracon being garbage.
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All these conventions in Massachusetts and I've still never been to one.
Somehow I always end up returning to poor, no matter how carefully I manage my funds or how hard I work.

End my suffering
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>>9634188
There was a lot of cosplayers there (I think it had a higher cosplayer:not-cosplayer ratio than toracon), but the panels were pretty dull.

i'd give it an meh/10.
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all we really have here is UBcon and Fan World. rumored return of Tatsucon (unfortunately). there's Kaminaricon and Lilcon but you'll stay away if you know whats good for you.

then toracon in rochester and roccon supposedly. out of all of those, toracon and UBcon are my only plans. UBcon is easy to ghost and toracon is decent enough for a college con.
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So it looks like AAC isn't doing an informal dance, just a formal and a 21+ event? Anybody have insight on whether or not either of those are worth going to?
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Not a convention per se, but a free one-day Ren Faire in upper Manhattan, outside of an actual medieval castle known as the Cloisters:

http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html

Absolutely worth going if you're in the area.
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Any females in NH want to cosplay with me and also be my gf
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>>9642392
The AAC rave a few years back was always really fun.

I guess it also depends on how drunk you plan on getting.
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>>9642392

same as last year. hotel is trying to get rid of the con overall so no more rave (plus endless harping on noise complaints, room stuffing, etc). sad because AAC was a fun social con but no more. RIP.
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>>9644558
Ah, that kind of sucks, this is the first time I've been back in several years. Might check out the 21+ thing but I get the feeling I'll probably have more of a good time drinking in a hotel room with friends...
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>>9644682
Hope you aren't staying in the main hotel. Last year they made you sign a waiver agreeing that you'd never have more than five people in the room at once, even if it's just friends who stopped by. Staff then patrolled the halls each night, knocking on every door to make sure there were no groups of people and claiming "noise complaints" to make sure everyone stayed quiet. Staff knocked on my door three times in one night to complain about noise, even though me and my roommate were just chatting and watching videos.
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>>9624064
No. I'm from North NJ and went to j1con each day because I was in the AA. It was pretty dull and not exciting at all. There was barely a n y t h i n g as they didn't even have a panel room, and the whole thing was basically just in a warehouse. It was really ghetto, and you can't hear anything, always have to scream to talk because they used a corner of the warehouse for their panels, having a mic and several speakers. It's cheap for a reason.
>>9630784
I signed up for Wicked Faire hall table at $250...really expensive imo, and that was the cheapest table option. If I get accepted, I sell handcrafted wands and sigil art/paintings along with some other animal themed trinkets. Would you happen to know if this is the kind of thing attendees would be willing to buy? I'm really worried about not breaking even... If I even get accepted.
>>9633676
I'll be going if I get into their AA. I went once in 2011? I think their second year, and it was only a day. It was really... Shitty and I didn't do well at all. Of course my art is pretty bad too, but over the years I improved and rebranded myself. Would you say more people go every year? Do you know if people actually buy there, or is it still just a hang out con?
>>9623193
Dear God I wish there was an actual GOOD con in north NJ too...seriously everything is at least a 2 hour drive or more from here.
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>>9644780
No, we're staying in a hotel about 10-15 minutes away. We only officially decided we were gonna go about a month ago, so the main hotel was booked. That sounds obnoxious, though. Glad we're not staying there, as convenient as it would be...
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Definitely going to go to ANYC for saturday/sunday, gotta start working on a costume now.

Hopefully there will be a Danganronpa meetup there
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>>9637669
Tatsucon's return will be worth it for the horrific website alone.
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I'm laying in bed for the 10th day in a row, with no immediate plans to go to a con. gotta recover, then find a job, first. I'm still losing weight (down almost 40lbs all together) but still got a bit more to go. I've also dropped my list of potential cosplays to 4 characters:
>Krillin (dbz)
>Ikkaku Madarame (bleach)
>Rude (ff7)
>agent 47 (hitman)
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>>9623193
There was a con in Newark that seemed promising. First year was big, at the nicest hotel in the city. Media, minor celebrities, local artists, etc. etc. but the turnout was great and I heard it made enough to upgrade to an even bigger venue (Pru Center maybe?) Next year took place at what seemed like a murder warehouse off Rt. 21, I refused to touch it with a 10 foot pole and it died after that.

Not sure what happened there but sad nonetheless
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NYCC was not as much of a shit show as I thought it would be. Anyone else end up going? Also Another Anime Convention is going on in New Hampshire this upcoming weekend. I'm going to see if I can get a group of friends to head up there.
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>>9622725
Pennsylvania and New York aren't technically 'northeast'.
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>>9654034
I went. First time at NYCC but from what I heard it was very different (although they say that every year...) The Javits Center is under construction so apparently the con was more cramped, not to mention work shut down certain sidewalks. They also moved Artists' Alley from a large area to a smaller one, and I can definitely attest it was cramped as hell. Panels were meh, allegedly much less star power than usual. The show floor was alright, but there were at least a dozen booths selling nothing but Funko Pops, Dorbz, Dunnys, etc. Very annoying. The area outside was a minefield of photography and there were so many people smoking and vaping there was practically a constant haze. There were ZERO spots to sit down the entire time so I ended up shambling around like a zombie exhausted. Big pet peeve I had were the half-dozen people pushing around strollers like bulldozers and the employees practically running people over with trash bins. I understand they have to get rid of trash but saying "Ey watch ya back." two seconds before practically knocking someone over is not cool at all. Also who the hell brings a baby to a con? I get it's their right and there are extenuating circumstances but when I see someone with their double-wide stroller filled with stuff it's irritating.

Overall a fun experience, but with the Javits Center under construction until 2020 definitely not an "every year" event unless you're a masochist.
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>>9654038
Uhh yea they are?
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>>9654528
Nayrt, but NY and PA (and CT) are usually categorized as "Mid Atlantic"
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>>9654551
No, the Census Bureau blankets all nine states into "North-East" and then sub divides them into "New-England" and "Mid-Atantic". North-East is correct to include PA and NY.
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fucking christ on a bike, as it turns out the guys behind nycc are coming to Philly next yearand thats great and all but the year their con happens is intersecting with j1con which just moved out of Philly to Atlantic City and the new con is the same day as j1con
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>>9654514
you could have always sat on those steps they have
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>>9654551
I have never in my life seen CT listed as "Mid Atlantic"...

Headed up to AAC tomorrow! Here's hoping I finish the last few things I need to do tonight..
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AAC was lit for partying and fall foliage and I would like to go again but that hotel situation/staff is looking more unfriendly by the year. Not going this year. Please provide good stories for those going. Curious how this year will go.
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>>9657377
Also curious. I'll be heading up tonight after a fun drive from CT.

AAC was always great in the sense that the con itself was pretty lame, but the drinking and partying was great.
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Con is comfy but Im also spending little money as with every AAC people cancel. Nothing big and expensive in the dealers hall to temp me, a bit of a gift and a curse. J Michael Tatums panel was excellent as always. Kind of dead at night. No clue where of even if there's parties like the old days
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Someone on the AAC FB group is complaining about a group in the masquerade "cheating"? I'm guessing this is sore losers, but any deets?
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>>9659512
They didn't separate store bought and home mode or novices and experts, from what I heard
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>>9659540
But it’s a masquerade and not a costume contest. Does that really matter? Almost every other con I’ve gone to judges the masquerade based on the quality of whatever skit/song/dance they do.
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>>9659584
It's both, you can either do a walk on or a skit but your costume is still subject to judging. AAC has been shit this year imo.
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>>9659540
Bought costumes were not eligible for craftsmanship or best in show prizes, but were eligible for performance prizes. That's pretty standard?
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>>9659540
>didn't separate novices and experts
No? They gave out awards for best novice, journeyman, and masters. Whoever said that must have not watched the masq.
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>>9659512
Link?
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>>9659512
I searched the FB group for "cheat" and "cheating" and got zero results. Was it deleted or in another group, maybe?

>>9659656
>>9659675
Are both correct... definitely sounds like someone was just being a sore loser. Unless they have evidence of someone claiming they made something when they didn't?

Anyway. Overall the con was pretty chill, but I wasn't interested in any panels whatsoever. I hadn't been since the con was back in Nashua. Probably will go again next year.
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>>9661180
Looks like the post was deleted, I can't find it anymore.
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Just moved to Fairfield, CT. Anyone else from around here?
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Who AnimeNYC here
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>>9630784
What the hell is Blaze Con
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Is genericon worth going to?
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>>9661934
ME
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>>9661617
Yeah dude, Norwalk.
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Anyone going to Asian Ultra in Brooklyn?
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>>9664614
It's just Waka Waka renamed after last year's bad press and screw ups
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>>9664655
I have no idea since I've never even been to a con =(
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>>9663269
The most disappointing con I've been too. Constantly wondering where all the people were, even on a Sat night. Too much space for little people in the older section of a college. I'd say it would be good if it were crammed into a hotel but the people weren't talkative.
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>>9664690
That's too bad, we really could use a decent multi-genre con around here since CTCon is garbage these days.
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AAC posted this about Hall Cosplay winners:
>Hall Cosplay staff would like to make a statement regarding the winners. We do not condone any forms of harassment against our contestants regardless of if they placed or not. We stand by our decisions until we can see irrefutable proof that shows that a contestant shouldn’t have won.

Sounds like the drama >>9659512 mentioned. Anybody know details?
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>>9666532
The 2B is accused of buying her costume. If you know her she's a total sperglord with no talent - definitely not good enough to win for craftsmanship. She was the wedding dress Peach last year - a dress made of two Salvation Army dresses cobbled together.

She is reported to have claimed to have made the 2B in two weeks despite there being photo evidence of her wearing it at CTcon this year.




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