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Now that the busy summer season is behind us and with just a handful of cons left to go. Wanted to see who was attending what? Also what might be your cosplay plans?

Forest City Comicon ~ Sept. 23 ~ London
Hamilton Comic Con ~ Sept. 30-Oct.1 ~ Hamilton(Mount Hope)
London Comic Con ~ Oct.13-15 ~ London
GTA Comic Con ~ Nov.12 ~ Oakville
Quinte Mini Con ~ Nov.18-19 ~ Belleville
East End Expo ~ Dec.3 ~ Ajax
Pomtario/Kupocon ~ Dec.3 ~ Toronto
DTAC ~ Dec.9 ~ Toronto

Also if your from other parts of Canada and Ontario. Please feel free to join and plan your own stuff here if need be
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>>9626381
Attending Animara Con, Requiem, Thundercon(maybe) if not FCCC, Ottawa Geek Market, Fantasticon, QCCC, Geekfest, QMC and Pomtario.

Seeing this makes Quebec look like the new Ontario with all the cons we are having this year
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>>9626381
Hal-con, Capercon, Enbicon, and Animaine are all I got left for the rest of the year
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>>9626882
See you at Hal-Con!
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>>9626381
FCC = Alright con
HCC = Crap
LCC = Crap and overpriced
GTACC = Never heard of it
QMC = Hahahahahaha
EEE = Also never heard of it
Kupocon = Much excitement
DTAC = Went once, never again. $10 for just a dealers hall
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>>9626381
BUMP'ING
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>tfw Otafest Aurora's been canned in favour of holding crappy mini-conventions at places shared by normie festivals

Guess con heads haven't learned from all the criticism about normies harassing cosplayers over the July long weekend.
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What happened to nekko? I was hoping to see him at con bravo or the beach meet up but he never showed up like he said he would and he hasn't posted in a while. Has he finally given up?
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Newly moving to Canada this winter so I'm hoping to hit up Anime North 2018.
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>>9631467
Judging by discord he is either shitting up /fit/ or he actually got roped into a relationship and hasn't left japan yet. My bet is on the later one.
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>>9627991
FCCC is so comfy. I think LCC tends to get better guests overall, but I despise the venue. And anything that requires me to drag my cosplay clad ass into East London is just no bueno.

I wish FCCC had done two days this year as well.
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>>9631467
>>9631627
Don't worry guys, he's back. He was just busy getting ready for his trip, and didn't have time to go to many events leading up to it.
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Just a head's up, Next Music Tokyo Show is happening in a couple of weeks. The show is a bunch of indy bands from Tokyo brought over to perform in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

http://www.nextmusicfromtokyo.com/
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Anyone going to the karaoke thing next weekend? Seems like it might not be half bad so I'm giving it a shot; I figure if it's cringey I only paid $5 and can just enjoy the venue for what it is while ignoring the weebfest
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Feel free to say hello if you're going!
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>>9631506
Don't bother. Unless you love tumblr politics, cosplay, and Western fandoms, it's shit.
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>>9637274
I think the con went pretty well today! Felt sorry for everyone in heavy costumes cause heat, but at least it was nice and cool inside.

I got some fun goodies from the dealer's room and had a good time overall, no ragrets

How did everyone else do?
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>>9639401
I was boiling in my costume, but ran into a quite a few friends, and met a lot of nice people too. Con felt a bit short though since it seemed to wind down much sooner than other cons.
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>>9639401
Really enjoyed the con this year. Just shame it couldn't be 2 days like last year
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My friends want to go to GenreCon this year, and I was wondering. How did everyone else feel about this con??? Any good?
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I thought I'd share this in case anyone is interested in attending a small event this Saturday called Japonica. It's basically a small Japanese flea market to buy things like kimonos, tablewares, bento boxes, etc.

https://momiji.on.ca/en/event/japonica-at-momiji/?instance_id=129
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>>9627991
Can someone explain what the hype is about Kupocon? It's coming to Vancouver too so I had a look a the schedule, but it looks...boring, even more so than AniRevo. The swag doesn't interest me, maybe that's why? (I'm not into con specific merch). It's also a bit pricey for a one day event considering what is on the schedule.
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>>9642647
Garbage

They were dead and brought it back and still no one cares. We don't need another shillcon.
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>>9642963
I was hyped at the idea, but looking at what is involved with the con so far ... meh. There isn't anything particularly exciting in terms of panels, events or guests. I was excited about the swag at first because I thought it would be like a final fantasy lootcrate, but it sounds like it is going to be t-shirts and things with their logo on it. I'm waiting it out to see if they post anything worth paying $59 for.
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>>9629612
Yeah, I don't even get the logic in it. The reason that Aurora was not being held was so that they could focus on actual Otafest. Which okay, I get that; fair enough. Especially with it being moved back to May long (thank the gods) and it being their 20th and all that. But if that's the case, isn't holding these multiple mini conventions just as much work as Aurora?
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>>9632997

Just a friendly reminder that the Next Music Tokyo Show is happening this week. The show starts in Toronto for Friday and Saturday, moves to Montreal for Sunday and holiday Monday, and wraps up in Vancouver on Wednesday.

The show is a bunch of indy bands straight from Tokyo brought over to perform in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

http://www.nextmusicfromtokyo.com/
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>no Unplugged Expo
>FrostCon is truly kill
>Atomic Lollipop is kill
>Con Bravo apparently has financial issues
>no picnics ever
>no Centre Island picnic because of flooding or whatever
>if there's anything it's usually held at Seescape, which is often crowded and stuffy, fine for events, not really good for conversation
>the only constants are AN and whatever's at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, so stuff like Fan Expo

Really I think the only new things we've got were that new con at the Science Centre back in August, and then Anime Shogatsu back in January is still pretty fresh.

Aside from that though, what the hell is happening to this scene
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>>9648004
>Really I think the only new things we've got were that new con at the Science Centre back in August, and then Anime Shogatsu back in January is still pretty fresh.
you forgot yeti con

>Aside from that though, what the hell is happening to this scene
over-saturation of market. there are too many cons and "meetup" events happening run by dickheads, so some of them have to start dropping off
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>>9648004
millennials are getting old and don't want to dress up as cartoon characters anymore
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>>9648004
>>9648023
Toronto literally had events every weekend in summer for the past few years it's about time the shit ones died out
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>>9648004
>Atomic Lollipop is kill
I didn't hear anything about this. What happened
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>>9648176
The last time it was around was two years ago and we've heard nothing ever since.
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>>9648176
Supposedly they needed a new location to host it as it outgrew the Science Center, and there was a lot of property damage. But I heard a rumour that behind the scenes the organizers had a falling out of sorts and disbanded. This is just a rumour though and dunno if it's 100% true or not?
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>>9648004
Haven't heard anything from Shogatsu either. I emailed them a while back about dates and Artist Alley, but no reply, and no website update.
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>>9649630
They're usually a little later in the year with their announcements/applications since it's just a 1 day con. Last year I applied for the AA in November.
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Is anything going on for halloween in ontario? anyone wanna plan something
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Anyone going to AnimeNYC?

Anyone know who I could book for shoots? Never been to US cons.
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>>9647799
>>9632997
Tonight's show was lit!

There was only one performance I wasn't crazy about, but overall the concert was great. Looking forward to the next one.
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>>9652982
I was trying to find you dude, we'll have the cross-border cultural exchange eventually.
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>>9652982
It's absolutely insane how these events aren't even more packed than they are.

For $14-20, you get 6 different groups performing of all genres. There's something for everyone and I wish the Toronto Japanese music fans came out in droves to show their support.

I have way more fun here than I do at a $150+ concert of kpop in Toronto and I met a lot of new friends through this.
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>>9654728
Sorry anon, you have me at a bit of disadvantage. Do I happen to know you?

>>9654777
Yeah, these concerts are great and a incredible value desu. I feel bad that the organizer (Steve) is basically a philanthropist and loses money running these concerts. So I try to help out a bit by advertising these events here and a few other places to get people to come out and enjoy the shows.
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halloween is around the corner. any upcoming events people are looking forward to?
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Anyone gonna be at Humber's ComicExpo??
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>>9660366
Nvm probably postponed cause of the strike.
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>>9659952
>any upcoming events people are looking forward to?
Yeah Halloween.

>>9654777
>>9652982
I keep forgetting about these, is there any idols at these? Like could I bring my penlights?

>>9650493
Yeah, trick or treating and beer drinking.

>>9631506
I would recommend going to anime North as much as I would recommend moving to Canada, which means I wouldn't.

>>9631467
>>9631627
I've been busy, cgl is shit until like a month before Anime North, I care more about Idols now than I do anime and cosplaying right now but I am getting something commissioned at the moment so I might come back from the grave.
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>>9660631
I literally uploaded a pic of the idols. There were idols in the last few shoes but no guarantees in the future. There were a few with lights.
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>>9660631
>I keep forgetting about these, is there any idols at these? Like could I bring my penlights?
I did remind you of this event. There was an idol group in last showing, but they rotate and new bands/groups are brought in. I think their gonna have another show right before Anime North next year.
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>>9659952
just campus and friends' Halloween parties mostly
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Central Canada Comic-Con in Manisnowba's next weekend. Who's going?
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>>9652982
Oh! I was at this! I’m a fan of JYOCHO
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For anyone interested, AN and the JCCC are hosting their annual Halloween Festival this coming Friday at the JCCC.
https://www.fb.com/events/1695408483825145/permalink/1716553431710650/
https://www.fb.com/AnimeNorthCompass/

There's also a Halloween Party hosted by Silver Snail comics located downtown the following Saturday for people who are interested in dressing up and having fun with their fellow weebs/geeks.
https://www.fb.com/events/392571734493137
https://www.universe.com/events/snailoween-2017-the-silver-snail-halloween-party-tickets-toronto-GZVS15
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>tfw booked my hotel for yeticon but not AN yet
I didn't go last year but in 2016 I was able to book my hotel in like February no problem; will it be too late if I wait until the new year to book this time around? Obviously I don't want any of the main hotels, just something generally nearby (Also is it just me or did the hotel list shrink by a whole ton this year?)
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>it's another fucking See Scape event

Even if the distance wasn't an issue, I've been there once and once was enough. It's just so cramped and not really the best for conversation.
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>>9667065
Yeaaah I went to check out the last one and never again
With no ventilation to speak of (during the heat wave nonetheless) and everything being that cramped, I nearly passed out more than once. And then woke up sick two days after. Add in the drunken weeb yelling fuckin "YABBA DABBA DOOOOOOOO" every 30 seconds, the scream-sing karaoke guy trying to promote his brony record label, and the same couple people winning every single raffle prize they had available, and you can be sure I'm never going back for round two. Nooo thank you.
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>>9660631
The concerts lean to indie and math rock but the last few have had an idol group on the lineup for variety. There were some penlights in the first night but only one sad fading glowstick on the second night :(. Here's a video from this year
https://youtu.be/33MsbtG_Afw
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>>9667952
Speaking of idols, I hope you didn't miss the Love Live concert screening
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>>9667150
Yeah I know Im late to this - but that guy screaming yabba dabba doo was making me go crazy. He was also harassing the performers. From what I hear he isn't allowed back into CHG events... thank god
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>>9666730
You should be fine, many book hotels late, like me. Also AN sucks, I booked my yeti hotel real quick. and the shortage on hotels is probably from people not knowing how to behave themselves
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>>9667954
Of course I was there, I also pissed of some ledditers when I yakkaied "Just fuck already" in the middle of the inferno Phoenix song when arisha and aiai get very close and sensual with each other.
Someone else got salty when I did the unofficial "I miss you" call in aquarium but as a shuka fan, I'll legit fight for that call.
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>>9667977
Thank god for that. I saw him being literally pushed out the door towards the end, guy could barely walk by that point. Wouldnt be at all surprised if he got himself banned.
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Hoping I could get some help finding a hotel for AN. I’m tired of driving there everyday (and the damn parking situation) so I want to get a hotel this year, but it looks like most hotels are sold out. Where do you guys go to find hotels that are within walking range? Is there anything even left, am I shit out of luck?
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>>9669721
you could try checking the holiday inn down the street I guess? It's not official but about as close as it gets otherwise
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>>9669721
If grill or passable trap, share a bed with me at the IP, I don't feel like rooming with my usual friends
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What happened to the OCC? Why do they not do events anymore?
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>>9670462
Creep.
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>>9672128
It was a genuine offer ;-:
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>>9672224
still creepy
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>>9669721
Last year i was able to get a hotel about a 15-20 min walk away 2 months before the con, but it wasn't one of the listed hotels.
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>>9667065
Where should they host events instead?
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>>9673623
Idk, there's gotta be some place. I'm just so tired of seeing See Scape events. I remember when there used to be meets in parks or skating meets when the weather was cold enough. Now it's either See Scape or nothing.
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>>9673623
literally anywhere that can hold more than like 20 people at a time (or if they're gonna hold it there, dont sell more tickets than they can realistically have sitting? They've gotta be majorly breaking fire codes by now, though I guess that sort of thing isnt anything new for these guys, after all the picnic bs)
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>>9673623
Raiders, everyone wants it to be at raiders. the idea of seescape is cool but seeing a cockroach ... not so fun.
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Just a head's up, Kaiju's is closing on Tuesday. Kaiju is a Japanese Tonkatsu and Curry restaurant located in the food court inside Shops of Aura. I've tried them before, and their really good. You guys should check them out before they close.

http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2017/10/kaiju-closing-shops-aura-toronto/
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>>9665222
Wow, I guess it's a seagull desert over here.
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>>9673661
Looks like you got your wish, the next event is at Raiders

I've never been but I always see pics of friends there. Anyone know what it's like?
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>>9674968
>Always see pics of friends there.
I'm sure if they were actually your friends then you would be there with them.
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>>9674968
To be honest, never been either, been invited to go a few times but things never seem to work out. All I heard about it is thats its way bigger than seescape.
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Anyone going to the Versailles concert at the Mod Club next week?
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What are cgl's thoughts on con staff?
Been staffing at a large con but entirely in a behind the scene capacity. I was thinking of changing department and be more upfront than hidden.
What are some do's and don't according to you seagulls
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>>9676843
Omg I'm not from Toronto and I'm crying inside. I've wanted to see Versailles for the longest time but I couldn't fucking make it even if I'd known earlier they were coming. Please post pics if you can anon let me live through u
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>>9673873
Hopefully they find a new place soon!
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booked a hotel for AN (hilton) - does anyone wanna room with me? ive got one other person
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>>9680260

Speaking of allegations, I heard Poynter Photography tried screwing some cosplayer over after getting butthurt over constructive criticism. I heard Poynter got him in trouble by hacking into his mom's phone number and getting her involved by texting her. God, how selfish and egotistical some people could be in the cosplay community screwing an innocent cosplayer over like this but then Poynter himself gets all the glory from cosplayers around him.....what a shame.
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>>9683533
Who did what now?
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>>9683533
>caring this much about some hack who calls himself a professional photographer when my grandma takes better shots with her cellphone
i feel legitimately sorry for the people who actually pay him for shoots
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>>9677534
dont fuckin power trip like half the AN staff likes to do. just talking to the attendees like they're people and not livestock goes a long way
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>>9683643

his shoots are literally just $5 - 10 worth of him using a shit nikon camera without any filters or editing or equipment, and literally just photoshopping his name over his photos. also note some of his shoots are pornographic too...my broken xperia can provide better services.
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>>9683686
I bet the guy doesn't even know how to use photoshop....the look of "i can't take constructive criticism to improve and i'll lash at anybody who gave me the said things" gives it away....
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>>9683533
>>9683643
>>9683686
Wait he does actually does shoots? I thought he just did hallshots with a decent camera. Ohh boy.
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>>9684064
He unfortunately does, and people pay for these shoots for some reason.
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>>9683533
i dont know why you tagged me... assuming its a mistake. im just looking for room buddies for anime north. im a girl an would prefer other girls.
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>>9684474
Yeah, that was a mistake on my part. I apologize, too bad I couldn't edit it out.
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>>9683533
Who is this? Never seen him at any Con
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>>9683533
Don't even know who that is
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Anyone know anything about Mori Con?
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>>9683694
Sad thing about this...I found out we both went to the same college together a few years back and he was there in their photography program...yikes
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>>9687174
Jesus christ dude, did you even get to witness his personality at all? I heard he's so toxic to his friends and like... just talks to his fans for less than a minute too.
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>>9685308
>>9688082
Big, childish creep with glasses who's obsessed with Western cartoons. He's also an archetypical "nice guy" who's obsessed with cosplay girls. He blames his Asperger's Syndrome for everything, and back in March, he lashed out at another cosplayer (who also had Asperger's) who genuinely tried to give him warnings about his creepy behaviour.
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>>9686479
Holy shit are you from SSM? Not that this answers your question or anything, but I'm surprised to see another person from the Soo on here. I've never been to Mori Con since I just recently moved here.
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>>9688202
Not that anon, but I'm just across the border, near SSM, Mi.
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>>9685308
I know a friend that had a huge problem with him a few years ago. He would follow her around events and tried to friend her on FB more then 5 times even though she said she didn't want to add him, but he would keep asking expecting her to take pity on him or something? He uses his disability as an excuse to be a creepy asshole and doesn't want to change or do anything to make himself more tolerable to be around. Theres probably one person who puts up with him and he thinks that because one person is too nice to tell him off that theres nothing wrong with how he acts because "Hey well this person likes me so it must be a problem with you, not me" whenever people try to level with him and get real on how his actions come off.

He is very toxic and also a foot fetish guy, so girls should watch out doing shoots with him because he will be like tom savage and low key take foot pics for his spank bank.
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>>9688726
>uses his disability as an excuse to be a creepy asshole
>doesn't want to change or do anything to make himself more tolerable to be around

A disability might be hard to deal with but it simply explains how a person acts, and doesnt excuse them from any wrong doing they commit

And it sounds like he's committed a lot.
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>>9688726
Apparently even that one person knows what's wrong with Poynter.
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>>9688794
ya hes just too nice to say anything. Probably knows that hes his only friend and is scared poynter will hurt himself if he cuts ties
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>>9688726

Yeah, I am reading this comment you posted about Poynter and I seriously have to agree with you there. Like, it actually fills me with rage that he manages to be friends with some friends of mine (heck, even the most NEUTRAL people) in the cosplay community, when in reality he's doing really bad shit to some of my friends.....as well as creeping on girls for foot pics and taking their money.

And I have to say, how DARE people like he blame his Asperger's Syndrome on not only his creepy, but very narcissistic, egotistical, selfish, toxic and even manipulative behavior too. For him to blame his own condition like that just makes people who have Asperger's look bad, and it shouldn't be that way....like honestly.

Oh, and on another note....he is friends with Tom Edward Savage. I wonder why the resemblance of their photography career is so evident...!
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GTA cosplayers, I need some assistance! I've been trying to find some places that would work well as photoshoot spots for specific themes and am stumped. Anywhere that you guys would recommend for idol/stage themed photoshoots to resemble a performance? If I found some outdoor stages, would I need a permit to shoot there?
I'm trying to get some more story style photos done instead of the glamour shots everyone else has that doesn't require a permit of any kind
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>>9689344
A GTA cosplay group on FB is currently making up a list of "con etiquette" rules and Poynter is actively participating. The hypocrisy is amusing.
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so, looks like Anime Shogatsu is taking place at the JCCC in January based on their teaser photos.

Is this going to make or break your decision to go for a 1 day con? It's really out in the middle of nowhere and after the one year APOP was there (and flopped imo) I don't think this is a great decision.
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>>9690197
I'll go anyway, but hoo boy. Michener is way better for most people since it's literally in the middle of downtown Toronto. I seriously hope it doesn't ruin the con.
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>>9690197
location wise their downtown location is better. logistics and floor plans is better at the jccc. the main thing their gonna have to worry about it is food imo. their aren't any restaurants within walking distance of the jccc.
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>>9689527
Hamilton has an outdoor stage at gage park but idk how strict they are about using it. I wouldnt doubt if homeless people live there when its not in use.
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Speaking of the JCCC, their Fuyu Matsuri (winter festival) is coming up in a few weeks on Sunday Dec 3rd for anyone interested in checking it out.

http://jccc.on.ca/event/fuyu-matsuri-winter-festival-2017/
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>>9690175
>>9689344
He is a poisonous person that needs to be shamed for his behavior. Anyone down to make a warning pic like for Tom Savage or should we just take him out Novii style?
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>>9690432
If he's actually sexually harassed anyone, the latter. Otherwise, the former. Just my opinion though.
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>>9690440
This makes sense

After all the former's like a "be wary of this guy, he's a creep" and the latter's "stay away from this guy at all costs, he's an actual predator"
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>>9690443
is there any difference these days, though?
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>>9690561
Well... yes

The former is "this guy exhibits creepy behavior" and is more so that they haven't done anything specifically to hurt people but they give off a horrible vibe and could POTENTIALLY hurt people, while the latter... actually hurts people
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Wasnt sure what thread to post in. A cosplay I'm working on requires horns, but im shit at that sort of thing. Is craft foam method best? Spray paint or hand paint? Advice?

Pic part of costume
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>>9691155
Ask in the general help thread.

Also google for tutorials. Homestuck cosplays often require horns, so there's a million tutorials out there for those, just adapt shape/colour as necessary.
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>>9690571
sorry but posting underage girls to porn sites is pretty bad, not just "creepy behavior"

Novii just had a bunch of chicks that didn't fucking know how to tell him to back off. Tom kept on posting underage girls on porn groups on DA and doing fetish photography in public and at conventions. Idn... i think they might just be both as bad.
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>>9691403
So where does Poynter stand?
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>>9691155
What >>9691298 said and post a pic of what you want to make so people can actually help you with it. A pair of tiny deer antlers is very different from giant ram horns.
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>>9691403
>>9691403
You know, it's really sad how some annoying kid yelling YABBA DABBA DOO gets banned from conventions and cosplay hangouts (and i admit that gets tiring after a while, i saw it myself) but then scumbags like Tom Savage and Poynter Photography who take feet pics of female cosplayers, sexually take advantage of them as well as manipulating them tend to stay in the community for as long as they can...

Absolutely sickening. And especially to spread such a toxic influence into the community as well as making excuses to stay relevant. Cosplayers new to those hacks will never know what they'll end up getting into before they get taken advantage of....!!!

We need to spread awareness to everyone about those toxic, manipulative fucks.... and possibly report them to convention staff WITH even screenshotted evidence when the time comes.
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>>9691711
Especially Poynter, he's a stereotypical "nice guy" who tries to come across as innocent and harmless, and probably legitimately thinks that he is
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>>9689527
Celebration square near square one in sauga? Dunno if you need a permit, but they have an outdoor stage that's usually blocked off during festivals. Might be available to shoot on during regular days though.
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>>9691155
To skip the middleman, i'm a long-time homestuck cosplayer and can hopefully answer your questions.

So long as you're wearing a wig, it's easy to go without a headband and just put screw anchors in some foam or tinfoil bases. Paperclay on top of that, then once its dry, sand for approx 100 years til its nice and smooth. Regular acrylic is fine on top of that, cheap stuff even. Water it down if your doing multiple colours so that the blending is nice. Kryolan sealer (can be purchased where you buy spraypaint- walmart even has it in the same shelf) over top of that. You can do gloss or mat finish, whatever you prefer.
My datemate's tutorial should cover it if you need a visual guide for anything, or just more details:
http://xagave.tumblr.com/post/128752983355/

Hope that helps!
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>>9690197
jccc is actually way more conveniently located for my sad scarborough ass so I might check it out after all, but I worry the location might make it less popular and a bit more lackluster? I havent had a chance to go before though, so I don't have much point of comparison.
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>>9688726
I heard similar stories about this guy. Where he would follow girls and wouldn't leave them alone.
I haven't heard about the foot fetish stuff of tom. Not about Poynter. is it on his facebook page?
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>>9692761
I have heard of tom. typo* I just haven't heard about foot fetish for Poynter.
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>>9688183
Yikes I remember this guy. How many of these allegations are true? I think he was quite awkward but didn't know he was dangerous.
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I used to have a screenshot of poynter commenting on a foot fetish post not realizing it was a mocking meme for foot fetish people, but the link doesn't work anymore for some reason.

It was something along the lines of ankle bracelets looking good on women, then had four pictures where the first three are barefoot women wearing anklets then the last was a barefoot woman wearing an ankle detector for home arrest. He comments like "i see nothing wrong here :)" thinking that it was about people shaming foot fetish guys, when it was fucking mocking them and he didnt even see the ankle detector, just a "sexy" bare foot.
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>>9692856
he's dangerous in the way that he doesnt know the meaning of the word "No" and uses his disability as an excuse for his creepyness. He won't change how he acts because he thinks that everyone else is in the wrong for discriminating against him and his disability, when he is the one who is being too creepy for even the nicest person to handle.
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>>9692768
He keeps it more under the covers than Tom does, but that is more creepy IMO because at least with Tom you know what you're getting. U dont know how actually creepy poynter is because he hides it more. Like.. what more do you have to hide other than the creepy stuff savage has done?
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>>9692860
Do you have him on Fb? It's unreal
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>>9692860
he has me blocked, but a friend of mine is still connected on FB and feeds me his pathetic posts and we always have a good laugh about them.
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>>9692870
I had him but deleted him bc he was so frustrating to deal with. I have screenshots of a convo I had with him that I can censor tmrw
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>>9692884
honestly lets get this fucker. He deserves to go down.
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>>9692884
I'd love to see that conversation actually....it would definitely help me see more of Poynter that I may have missed!
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>>9690432
>we
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>>9693165
TL;DR:
>This happened during MTAC/March Comicon
>Person is friends with Poynter despite his annoying/persistent tendencies
>Friend needs to point out that Poynter is making their own friends uncomfortable
>Poynter uses one of his few other friends as justification for his behaviour
>First friend tries to reassure and teach Poynter
>Poynter blames other people for not liking him and calls them "judgmental pricks", as well as his disability despite the fact that first friend has the same disability
>Poynter ends convo with, essentially, "I CANNOT please everyone and I'll just be me"
>First friend gradually dropped Poynter as a friend after that point
>Throughout the whole convo and afterwards, Poynter hasn't considered for a single fucking second that he may be in the wrong
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That said, other than a few bad eggs like Poynter, the community seems to have gotten healthier since the unholy trinity of Antonio, Meltyfate and Vic Teresa fizzled out
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>>9693232
What a nice guy
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>>9693242
"Nice guy" (quote quote) is more like it, he superficially acts sweet, innocent, childish and hard done by but fundamentally doesn't give a shit about making others happy and comfortable
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These threads always make me ashamed to be Canadian.
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>>9693232
He sounds like a man child. He does seem like the kind of person to attack someone if they were blunt with them...
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>>9693241
I thought Antonio was still around?
Also who is Meltyfate and Vic teresa?
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>>9693232
I don't know this guy. But it sounds like he just can't take criticism at all, disability or not.

Yikes. Best to steer clear from him.
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>>9693241
Don't forget Steve!
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What the fuck is wrong with this scene

I swear a new creep pops up every week
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>>9693503
Antonio = creepy cosplayer who ran the OCC and was constantly feuding with Roger and CHG, the OCC is now defunct and Antonio is less active in the comm
Vic = underage drama queen who manipulated and seduced guys and ruined their lives, and lied about her age until Toronto Life of all things revealed it
Meltyfate = Brigitte Quinn, was a very prominent cosplay drama queen in about 2015 but quieted down
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>>9693582
Poynter was active for a long time
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>>9693628
ok good to know!
Also Meltyfate I recall her throwing up in my friend's hotel back in 2014 and saying her father was a lawyer...
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>>9692035
Thank you! Your horns look amazing.. might redo mine following your steps, I did something similar but they don't look half as good
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>>9693792
My datemate is the one that makes them- they're very good at what they do (: i'm just the one who does all the talking/explaining because they've got pretty brutal anxiety. Hope your second attempt turns out more how you'd like!
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>>9688726
foot fetish seems to be a flag for bad person in general
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>>9694152
>datemate
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Is there a discord?
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With all this talk about bad and creepy photographers, what are some good photographers in the GTA?
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>>9695122
That's a good question. There must be a way to publicly 'vet' normal photogs just as you can call out the creeps.
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>>9694305
there is a canada /cgl/ one but I dunno if you get banned for posting discords or not
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>>9695122
A lot of my usuals are currently inactive, but of the active I can vouch I've had nothing but good experiences with ConMom , Paul Hillier, and Mintley.
Alex Rose good in terms of quality + uncreepiness but I personally don't use them anymore bc of timing issues (there seems to always be some issue that means she's 5 months backlogged in editing or something).

I'll probably be trying out a few more soon and can report back with review/skeeve factor (I'd love to hear others' recs too!)
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>>9695132
wow, it's almost like we're on an anonymous messageboard where we can do exactly that
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>>9695222
Con Mom is a bit controlling when it comes to using her photos and submitting them places but it isn't much of an issue.
Alex Rose is taking a break from photography apparently for self-care reasons (possibly related to her backlog). She was bashed on this board a few months ago, but it's believed that a lot of it was Antonio and his cronies looking to give her a bad name.
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>>9695338
yeah I feel like it was because of that cosplay picnic thing she organised ages back? I might be mixing up people but I remember thinking it was a chg event at first and then hearing drama on here about it and about antonio getting salty when it got popular
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>>9695122
There are about 72 cosplay photographers within the GTA, Ottawa, Hamilton, Montreal, and the Niagara region. I will list the worst four in my opinion:

Burditt Photography
Does the "nice guy" thing like Poynter. So he's basically just friends with girls just so he can ask them out. He has drama with many cosplayers because of this.
He does little to no processing with photos, and has an old camera that is obviously showing its age. He seems to beg for photoshoots quite often.

Poynter Photography
He honestly doesn't know how to use a camera. He lingers around areas for too long. This could potentially be related to his Asberger's, since he openly uses it as an excuse for deliberately socially-inept behaviour. He seems to lack an ambition to learn or improve. His photos are bad with no work put into them at all.
You guys have already addressed the foot thing.

Tom
You guys seems to know that he is a man child.
He has a glue, foot and handcuff fetish, yet can't seem to take decent "sexy" photos. He will deliberately take photos in an upwards angle to emphasize his fat fetish, which makes otherwise attractive cosplayers look unflattering.

Novii:
He asks for sexual favours during photoshoots (ex: states that he gets "hard" during shoots and will ask the cosplayers to blow him). His Facebook page has seemed to be removed.
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>>9695723
>"hey could someone recommend good photographers"
>Here's a list of the ones I hate the most instead

Thank you for shitting up the Canadian community a little bit more.
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>>9695723
Novii has been laying low since all his shit boiled to the surface. Apparently is trying to get back in the photo game, which is sad
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>>9695915
How does one even recover from that? He basically just disappeared from the face of the earth.
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>>9693503
Antonio wasn't around anymore though? Or at least i wouldn't think so with how angry and weird he was.

Melty was a cosplayer who blew up years ago when pictures of her as Ryuko from KLK made their rounds on the internet before the series even premiered. I met her once and didn't have any problems or quarrels with her, but apparently bouts of instability and shit with Novii mid 2015 caused her to stop making costumes and going to cons until the past 8 months or so
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>>9695920
He already had a handful of girls groomed who keep a good word of mouth for him, but the amount of shit he's done has already spread anyway.
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>>9695122
Paul Hillier is great.
>>9695927
I met Melty years ago and thought she was nice, but felt bad for her later when i saw her plastered at the hotel. I don't drink much anymore as a result of that, and i'm glad she's gotten her life in order i guess
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>>9695920
he just keeps shooting insecure cosplayers who care more about photos than those favours




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