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Fashion Square employees from AM finally got paid but hours were not officially logged and some people's hours weren't right
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When's Third Strike?
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>>9437417
All the AM volunteers I think from their sections.
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>worked to achieve peak male perfection with the help of /fit/
>going to Akon to cosplay as Vega and Urien from SFV
Can't wait, what are y'all cosplaying?
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>>9440199
p-post pics sexy-chan
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>go to a-kon every year
>every year i have at least a sinch of a clue as to why i go
>this year i don't even care
>tfw
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>>9440204
Same here. I'm going anyway just because I go every year, but that new venue is so annoying. I still don't know if I'm commuting or getting a hotel room. I don't want to pay an extra 300+ just because A-Kon decided to switch up the venue CITY with no warning.
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>>9440249

It's hard to warn ahead of time when they didn't know it was going to happen either

Shit happens bro
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>>9440249
Because the Anatole was tired of their shit. The Gaylord was too small for them. They can't move to the Dallas Convention Center. They didn't have any other choice.
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Is Oni-Con any good? I herd people say it's pretty alright.
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>>9440263
More like the Anatole was trying to get rid of all the cons. Quakecon had to move too.
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>>9440636
Nani?
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>>9440636

Exactly this. They have that waterpark now and just want to make money on. Cons are too much trouble to them
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>>9440791
I gotta wonder what the logic there is. They do realize that Dallas has Great Wolf Lodge AND Hurricane Harbor, right? The Anatole has such shitty service. The last thing I'd want to do is ruin my day at the waterpark with that.
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>>9440321
It's a smaller con, but it has all the basics and is really good for seeing friends and doing beach photoshoots, if that's your thing. Don't expect top-quality quests or anything, but it's fun and inexpensive. Last year was one of the best yet.
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>>9440975
>The Anatole has such shitty service.
I was there the first year Akon moved there and all the rooms had their hairdryers, extra blankets, extra towels and wash clothes, ice buckets, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and kleenex boxes removed and that fucking bullshit room still cost $750 for 3 nights. I understand why all that was removed but when I needed a hairdryer (because you know, its the Anatole and its costing alot so hey I figure theres gonna be a hairdryer and I dont bring mine) and I went to the front desk to request one and they were rude to me and treated me like shit over it. They were unprofessional and douchebags to you even if you were polite and explained what was going on.
Fuck them I hope their waterpark fails.
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>>9441419
I would of been out for blood if i didnt have an iron and ironing board, what the hell.
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What is SillyLittleMissy's deal? Is she actually popular? How does she make money after paying for booth space at every con?
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>>9442328
>>9442101
This is sad.
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>>9442348>>9442328

Poor thing got stung by two mosquitos
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>>9442332
>Is she actually popular?
No. There's a reason why she buys her booth space, instead of cons inviting her as a guest.
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>>9442328
Im uncomfortable.
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So haenuli is an official a kon guest, there's that
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>>9442332
She has purchased a massive chunk of her followers (6,000+ followers with only 200 or less likes per photo) and always pays for her own booths. Out of her 6K followers her patreon has only 12 supporters.

She is trying very hard to act like shes something when really shes nothing.
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>>9442681
You know what? I'll give A-Kon this. They're at least trying with the J-Fashion stuff. Last year we got Minori (I think that's her name anyway). This year we're getting Atelier Pierrot and now Haenuli. It's not like we just got ourselves the biggest names in burando and the entire staff of Larme to boot, but it's a good start.
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>>9442992
I appreciate their staff. Working with a-kon is a pain so I'm surprised they actually have managed a second year of good guests.
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Pretty frustrated with the Ft Worth switch. I'm in Garland/NE Dallas, 50 miles away from the FWCC. I am not commuting, nor do I want to uber back and forth from a hotel not in walking distance of the convention. I don't want to fight for a hotel reservation as people release their, to spend $240 a night and have nobody want to room up because the con is in a shit place. I don't room with randos, or a ton of people, and I can't afford a 1 or 2 person split for the weekend.


That said, my current cosplay plans are Viktor from Yuri on Ice for Friday and Warlock Gran from Granblue Fantasy on Saturday.
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>>9443044
This is my main issue, too. It wasn't a problem before because the con was IN the hotel, but none of the partner hotels look like they're in walking distance. Hotel shuttles always stop around midnight too, which sucks because the con doesn't end at midnight.

I wish the con would release more information about travel options for those of us in Dallas.
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A-kon is only a three-hour round trip for me, so I'll probably go on Friday and/or Saturday. I've been wanting to cosplay lately but I'll probably just go in normie clothes as usual. It's easier to move around without people stopping you for photos anyway. If I DID cosplay, it'd be Yuna from Final Fantasy 10.
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>>9443044
I'm also from Garland, but luckily I don't mind crowded rooms too much. We've already booked our hotel but I can't even remember what type of room it is and how many people are gonna be jammed in it. It's not the most ideal situation but that's what we're stuck with I guess.

Are you going to the Granblue meetup on Saturday? I'm not doing any cosplays from it but my sister is going. I was planning on cosplaying Yuri's Eros outfit for A-kon but I'm gonna put that on hold until Afest, probably.
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>>9443082
Yep doing the GBF meetup on Saturday, I'm in the group for it, friend is doing Djeeta in her Arcana Dueler outfit.

I'm doing the pink outfit for Viktor, but I'm doing the Shingeki No Bahamut game collaboration artwork version, and I'm doing it Friday since I don't want to split a day with two cosplays that are taking effort to make. I'm sad the YoI meetup got moved from Friday to Saturday, but GBF meetup sounds more promising anyhow, and I don't wanna be in a sea of the same 4-5 characters being cosplayed. lmao
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Saw this at Scarborough. Is it furry?

Am I a faggot for wanting to make something like it?
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>>9443351
It's furry for sure, but it's also pretty cool. As long as you do a good job and your craftsmanship is good no one is going to care if its furry or not.
Also just don't be a freak while you wear it.
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>>9437639
When's puyo pop Tetris?
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>>9443057

The hotels are like across the street from the convention center. No idea why everyone things they are miles away or something.

Also lol at people bitching when they are in Garland. That's it far. Try driving from Houston or flying from out of state before you keep whining.
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>>9443044
Same thing with Akon
I'm forced to Volunteer because it's in Fort Worth
I'd bunk with other people but
A. None of my lads want to go
B. I doubt anyone here actually wants to bunk a room for it since a majority here are girls
C. Didn't get a fucking room
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>>9443970
So, if you're coming from Houston, obviously you're going to do a hotel. But there's this horrible middle ground when you're in fucking Garland of whether it's worth to book a hotel 5+ miles from a convention center if you're just gonna have to drive back and forth each day, regardless, and it's not convenient to get back to during the day without getting in a car or Uber. That's why we're irritated.

Also, THREE HOTELS are in walking distance, they were COMPLETELY BOOKED or on hold. So, yes, that's why we're bitching about them being MILES away.

On that note, Hilton's holds on hotels for hope cleared. I said fuck it and booked for the $199/night rate. Btw, I snagged that last Thursday opening, sorry dudes.
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>>9444460

Book early like people know to do at other major sized cons. You wait and you screw yourself over. No one to blame but yourself.
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>>9444657
Weebs can't plan for shit in advance.
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Why do Akon ticket prices keep rising? They've been trying to push to comic con levels forever despite not having anything on that level.
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>>9444797
The staff is delusional.

On the subject of hotels, it shouldn't be an issue for me getting a hotel that's a little far out if I don't even cosplay, right? I figured I'd find one of those cheapo ones with a shuttle and just room by my lonesome this year since some of the hotels aren't even $70 a night.
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Hotwire is a good place to look.
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>>9444929
You know they put up a Groupon right?

Or you could have pre-reg when it was $50.
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>>9444797
Then go to A-Fest you dumb fuck and don't give your money to A-Kon.
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>>9444972
I don't know why you're replying to me. I already have my pass. It's sort of why I'm asking about a hotel room, retard.
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>>9443351
I think that's one of the actors at the faire because everytime I've gone they're always there and they have one of the scarborough people walking with them
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>>9437401
Anything going on in or near Texarkana?
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>>9443044
I feel this so hard. I hate rando rooming and room stuffing but I'm not about to front that kind of cash for a shit location.

Also a Viktor cosplayer here, anon. Do you know how to skate? No judgment if you dont, i just get excited to meet other YoI fags who also skate.
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>>9445103
>paying for a badge when all i want to do is get drunk and party in cosplay

Nah
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>>9444929
lmao a shuttle from the 10 mile away cheap hotels. Good luck man.

>>9445389
I've actually never ice skated in my life, which kinda saddens me, but I'm not very coordinated and can barely rollerblade without seriously injuring myself like a dumbass. However, I've always really loved ice skater's outfits since I was a kid, so it's kinda a childhood fantasy come true to cosplay an iceskater finally haha
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>>9445389
The Twink on Manic Pixie is learning to skate and just did a pretty decent Vik desu

He working the con floor
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>>9445389
I'm really disheartened that Fort Worth has no nearby rinks. I went back to live a childhood dream with this show but I'll be off ice during con weekend and that makes me sad.
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>>9444929
You could look for hotels on the train line? They got Tre to run on Sunday and there is a stop a block from the guy Hilton.
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Anyone have thoughts on this whole sandbagging shitstorm?
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>>9446138
Why did you block the names out? This is 4chan. I want to know who we're talking smack about.
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>>9446251
Fixed
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>>9446254
what has that guy made? sounds like his cosplays ought to be familiar but fuck if I know who he is
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>>9446337
He was just on Cosplay Melee. The costume in question for the sandbagging was some Sniper from Titanfall?
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>>9446343
ahh ok I have no fucking clue who he is, thanks for the info though
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>>9445743
But they do have shuttles. No one would stay there otherwise. Did you even bother to look in to hotels or did you show up here to attentionwhore and bitch?
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>>9446343
Oh this guy is a notorious douche. Very disliked in the Louisana and Texas community. I also hear he loves underage girls and can't live without cocaine. He sandbagged, he got caught, he got banned from competing at several cons because he broke the rules. He is a moron.
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>>9446562

Yeah but because he was on TV he will gain fans regardless if he's a douche or a moron. Same thing happened with Carl Martin. Younger cosplayers just see stars in their eyes with people like this.
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>>9446138
>spend months and money working on a good costume
>win a con for it
>can never use it again or else you're banned and shunned for all eternity
What the fuck? These niggas serious?
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>>9446726
This guy won at Anime Matsuri and took the same costume to a smaller convention in Louisiana and won there, too. Go the opposite route and no one cares. Sandbagging is in bad taste and shows poor sportsmanship and isn't to discredit someone's work. It's a rule at most major conventions that you cannot use a cosplay that has previously won a major award.
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>>9446726
Nobody is saying you can't wear a cosplay again. Just don't sandbag contests.
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>>9446742
>>9446732
oh seriously? i didnt even know this was a thing.
shouldnt it just motivate other people to suck less though, and make something that can beat that?
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>>9446726

Basically you have to work your way up. Start at a small con, then try a mid sized ones, then go to a major one. Then retire that cosplay from competition.

Now if you go backwards, then yeah you deserve to be shunned.
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>>9446732
>>9446742
so than what do you do with the costume than?
isn't the point of most people making good cosplay is to enter and win tournaments?
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>>9446732
That is seriously taking advantage of Louisiana Comic Con. Sandbagging like this shows very poor ethics. Especially since he was warned not to sandbag after entering another costume into many competitions and collecting smaller awards here and there for the same piece.
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>>9446754
you take photos, you try to guest and bring them, you sell them, you retire them. Once a costume has won a huge award it cannot be entered again or else it is considered sandbagging.
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>>9446766
that's a stupid rule
if anything it should be known that he/she already entered with the same costume and deduct points
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>>9446769
In most cases, judges will ask during prejudging if you or your costume have won any awards. It helps to determine your category in the contest but also tells them what awards you can qualify for.
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>>9446769
>>9446772
He is a huge liar and probably withheld the information that he had already won at Matsuri
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>>9440321
It is alright. Sometimes they have pannels that dont even make. but its a decent size, and the dealers room isnt bad. its a nice medium con
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>It'll be 90 dollars at the door for all 4 days to the Kon.

Enjoy your shitty over-priced A-Kon with nothing to do but party. AFest is half the cost of A-Kon with 500x times better guest list.
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>>9446886
>2017
>Not hosting a short panel for a free pass
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>>9446886
Oh shit I didn't realize AFest was the same weekend as AKON this year.
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>>9446910
If I wasn't ghosting A-Kon I wouldn't bother going. I'm giving my money to a con that takes the money given to them to pay for a good guest lineup.
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>>9446909
Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiss. A-Kon basically hands out free badges like candy.
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>>9446909
>>9447311

That's if you're accepted though. I have seen more people get rejection than accepted.
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>>9447351
What kind of stupid shit were they submitting? I always do a very basic J-fashion FOTM panel (for example- 30 minute panel on menhera)/some simple cosplay applicable workshop and I get in. I know another seagull in this thread does a BL panel. I know other people who do panels on things like Vocaloid (making MMD videos), lecture/tutorial panels (there was a kimono 101 panel last year that was really cool), and videogame related panels.

As long as A-Kon can tell that you actually do care about your panel and you can pitch a good reason for why you should get a spot, you're good to go. Sure, your main motivation might be a free pass, but at least try to act like you give a shit.
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>>9446723
At least Carl is nice and a decent human being.
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>>9447615

You don't actually know Carl then
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>>9446910
No they're not you idiot
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>>9447797
Wow, I didn't realize it was even possible to be this retarded. They were obviously being sarcastic because >>9446886 is under the impression that you have to pick between A-Kon and A Fest.
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>>9447615
>>9447787
He's smarter than the other guy, apparently.
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>>9447787
what's that supposed to mean?
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>>9447821
>defended your shitty sarcasm

cry harder tripfag
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>>9442332
I met her at a failing con about two years ago (omnicon) and oh boy.
She was pretty nice to me and took pics of my cosplay but honestly her cosplays aren't great. She was supposed to be a squid kid from splatoon but i didn't get it at all for the first 4 hours i was around her.
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>>9448312

That's not me? I'm pretty sure anyone can use a plugin to see who is samefagging.

Also, so funny, years later since I was active on here and people are so bitter about people holding themselves accountable for what they say online and not hiding behind anonymous posts. lmao
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>>9446254
kek omnicon is a shit show now so no worries there
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>>9448312
>Only person in the thread autistic enough to not detect the sarcasm in that post
>Make a witty reply that only shows off how much of a dumbass you are
>Get called out for it
>Cry samefag

Really? REALLY? Everyone knows A-Kon and A Fest would never be on the same weekend. Everyone except you, apparently. Stay mad, anon.
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>>9448127

It means Carl isnt that nice of a guy
The whole TV thing boosted his ego sky high and he turned into an asshole
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>>9448391
He and his fiancee were really nice to me last year at AFest. I haven't seen any of this inflated ego.
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>>9448785
It's /cgl/. Someone is always trying to start drama. That's life.

>>9448391
Find me a 20 something year old that ISN'T at least a little bit of an egotistical asshole, anon.
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>>9448785
People love to assume that anyone who's ever been in the limelight is a snob. It's easy to pin someone as egotistical if you're already looking for an excuse to dislike them, and then you happen to catch them when they're in a hurry or having a bad day.
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>>9448977
Adding to this, anon's story probably doesn't go any deeper than "I saw him in an elevator once and he didn't smile at me, WHAT AN ASSHOLE"
Carl's very down-to-earth, especially compared to other cosplayers who have way less of an excuse to be self-absorbed.
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>>9448985
Carl and Kat have never been anything less than lovely and kind to me. I've never seen an overinflated ego from either of them.

Like you said, hater fag probably just didn't get a smile or caught them at a bad time
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>>9448391
While Carl might have a bit of an ego he isn't malicious about it. On the other hand this Joshua guys knows what he is doing is wrong but thinks the rules shouldn't apply to him because he's just too talented. People deserve to see him and so the fact he won a BIC at one of the biggest cons in the state of TX won't stop him from entering the same costume in a tiny local comic con. He spent his entire episode of Cosplay Melee talking about how important the community was to him, then calls them all jealous fuckers when they complain he sandbagged.
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>>9449107
I get horrendously embarrassed talking to other people, especially someone as well known as Carl, but he has always been very sweet and understanding to me and has always welcomed me to talk to him without feeling like I'm an odd one out. I really find it hard to believe someone thinks he's some egotistical ass.
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What are the odds of finding a gf at Akon/Afest?
At least someone that's tolerable of going to the gym 3 times a week and plays fighting games (and actually good at it)
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>>9450136
I agree. I think he can be cocky out of confidence, we all have an ego of some sort regarding what we know we can do. However, he's been a really cool guy to socialize with really anyone at cons, and even put up with me drunk hitting on him the very first time I met him 2 years ago. I've hung out with him and talked to him at a couple cons/and an out of con mutual friend thing. I think his problem is he's also friends with a lot of mid-high tier cosplayers that actually are complete ego shitbags. I've had some bad experiences with our mutuals in 2016 and it really made me step away heavily from social media/cosplay/conventions except for AKON over it. Wasn't Carl's fault though.
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>>9450269
Probably not likely at Anime Fest. A-Kon is the party con, so it will be more likely but still not likely (if that makes sense). Most people don't go to cons to find their future waifu/husbando. They're there to enjoy the con.
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>>9450365
Damn oh well
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>>9450269
I've met several women at cons who'd later end up being my GF. I also don't mind fat chicks.
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>>9446254
So to further this, since he posted he was unbanned, he is not. He cannot compete at the cons listed, plus Florida Super Con, AFest, San Japan, and we're working on more. The guy is just a smooth talker. He claimed, after being warned, that he didn't know what sandbagging was, and when it was explained to him, he said he was going to keep doing it anyway. He WANTS to be an asshole. So, oh well. We'll just be assholes back.
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>>9450269
I found my SO at a con. There is hope... but its slim.
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What's wrong with sandbagging anyway?
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He's likely to never win a competition again.
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>>9451137
It's a massive dick move. If one cosplay won every award in a region for a year then what would be the point of competing?
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>>9451184
To be the best.
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>>9451114
I hope he gets banned from A-Kon too. He is the worst person in every way.
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>>9451146
No he won't since he already has such a bad reputation and is now more widely known as a sandbagger
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Think of it this way. The moral argument about Sandbagging can be summed up like this:

If an athlete is good enough that they worked their way up from peewees all the way to the NFL, they should be commended and proud of their achievements.

By that same token, if an NFL player started bashing the shit out of peewees to prove a point, he's an utter fuckwad.

What he did was inexcusible. He wanted to push his limits on his new found cos-fame and didnt think about his actions. It serves him right. It's one thing to be a big fish in a small pond, its quite another to have to smear it in the small fishes faces for a quick $100 and a trophy at some piddly ass little con.

He's "cos-famous" and has the ego to match at this point. Step back from the little leagues and go fight in a real competition at a real con. Hope whatever prize they gave was worth the permanent public stain on his rep.
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>>9451268
I hope the community forever shuns him for this. He took advantage of a smaller con and is proud of himself. His ego is way over the top and he needs to be humbled.
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>>9451268

He was warned by a director or some offical at these cons that he was being a dick and still did it anyways? And then wants to bitch about them taking action? Go look at this douche's facebook profile, full of pervy posts and shittalking about his ego. This is what happens when shitty people get their undeserved 15 of fame.
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>>9450269
I married someone i primarily met at a convention, so there is hope. Just screen your options, anon. No crazies.
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>>9451315
oh wow his instagram has a ton of naked pics with crops or emojis censoring
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>>9451377
I hate him and his dumb nudes, but holy shit his dog is adorable.
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>>9451377
Honestly I don't have a good outlook for the guy already, but really wouldn't mind seeing the uncensored pics. lmao




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