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piratetrishDate: Tuesday, 2011-07-26, 11:17 PM | Message # 1
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Hey everyone! Nice to meet you. Any of you con goers? I've been to a few, run a table once or twice - but I like to hear about other people's favorite cons. Do you go to them? What's your favorite thing about them?

I like meeting artists and... shopping. Shopping is insanely important. Anything that keeps me from paying shipping (but online shopping lets you know if they're ripping you off!)

So let me know what you're into!
 
NonameXPDate: Sunday, 2011-08-28, 0:11 AM | Message # 2
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I'm not necessarily into them. I've only been once, but I have a few friends who have gone to quiet a few. Last time I went to one, it was 2004. Anime overdose. I liked the masquerade. It was funny and very entertaining. Yeah the things there are sometimes too expensive. I got that from the first time I went. (First and only time)
 
HatsuneMikuDate: Wednesday, 2011-11-02, 1:35 AM | Message # 3
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Sadly, I've never been to a Convention :/ However... I've always been intrigued by them and alwyas wanted to go to one (Pacifically a Anime Convention). However I've never had the time or they were just to far away for me to go to. However there is one Next year that is only a 1-2 hour drive from where I live in May. So I plan on going there. I'll be sure to post about it when I come back.
 
AnnDate: Thursday, 2011-11-03, 0:06 AM | Message # 4
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The Career expo or convention is where teens go to grab free stuff been there and anime convention too!! Over where I live it's boring so I stopped attending
these events and that's ot! HOHO
 
sleeping_wolfDate: Saturday, 2011-11-05, 1:02 AM | Message # 5
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I've been going to this on convention for a couple of years, Manifest(Melbournes anime festival) it wasn't that big when i first attended but its getting bigger each year
it's always a fun experience, in which i manage to get over my shyness for those couple of days >w<
i always enjoy meeting the different artist who set up stalls and attending panels
 
KleinkDate: Saturday, 2011-11-05, 5:14 AM | Message # 6
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Hi there! I've been to the AnimagiC here in Germany three times, but I personally wouldn't visit again. The first year was awesome but the following two years the program became more and more mainstreamed and the atmosphere less friendly. Might just be me, but the third year I visited I was downright uncomfortable there. Might have something to to with manga becoming more and more popular over here so the crowd consists of more average joes and janes and less nerds bye
 
NieDate: Monday, 2011-11-07, 7:58 AM | Message # 7
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I used to go to a few conventions in my country back when they were smaller. These days they're too big and bustling for someone like me. They just make me too tired these days. Maybe it's my age that's starting to show.

And like Kleink said, more casual fans and less actual nerds. Also... the crowds seem so... YOUNG these days.
 
MomperDate: Wednesday, 2011-11-16, 9:44 PM | Message # 8
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Hallo! I am Monika.
I went to a convention in Hong Kong once when I go see some friends there. It was very big and so many people! Many booths with games, free items, a large artists section, a BJD display, and many others. It was very nice, but so crowded!

I also go to a few mini conventions in San Francisco when I go visit my sister. We visit Japan Town and they always have nice mini convention there every year. Smaller and not so many people but still very nice.
 
FuzzyCitrusDate: Saturday, 2011-12-03, 0:46 AM | Message # 9
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I've been to several--for some of the stuff I want (particularly a few of the doujin) it's something of a split between there, eBay, and getting it shipped from Japan...and a few non-anime cons to meet up with friends. Main tip: go with friends, if possible ones who've been to the particular con before.
 
dwindlingDate: Wednesday, 2011-12-28, 12:35 PM | Message # 10
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My cousins brought me to a convention in Shanghai once, back when I didn't know what a convention was. It was more geared towards merchandise than books, if I remember correctly. It was fun though.
 
MiertenDate: Friday, 2011-12-30, 1:05 PM | Message # 11
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I enjoy looking at the costuming the most. I tend to look at them from a "How would you make that?" approach.
Had some friends who went to dragoncon in Atlanta. Loved going through their pictures.
 
Roy13Date: Sunday, 2012-01-01, 11:25 AM | Message # 12
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Hi,
In my country we have a lot of anime and manga conventions. I go a lot in those con cuz I help some friends. But actualy I like going there to meet my friends, see the artists, cosplays and presentation.
But some times I get boring or tired. XD
 
lochnessasaurDate: Saturday, 2012-01-07, 5:57 AM | Message # 13
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I've been to Fanime, Otakon, and Katsucon. I think what you get out of a convention really depends on your personality, your interests, and who you go with/meet. I went with/to meet up with friends, which was great! Most of us weren't too into cosplay or art (although some of us were), or didn't feel like going to all the events, but it was okay because we got to hang out. I definitely visit the dealers' rooms the most to browse through items. It's a great way to find cute things and also artbooks that are harder to find online. I would definitely advise first-time con-goers to have at least one good friend with them, and also that they check out the event schedule to see if going three days is worth it to them (you'll get sooooo tired after a while).
 
tsuzukeruDate: Wednesday, 2012-01-18, 11:41 PM | Message # 14
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I've been to many conventions. I've never counted but I think the number is close to 30 by now. I have to say that the best one I've attended, that stayed consistantly good throughout the years, has been yaoicon. Its changed with the times but still stayed true to its audience and always takes the fans into consideration. I've never been to a yaoicon where I've said 'Never again!' which has happened at other conventions for me. Staying power is important and the feeling that you matter to those that run the convention is a huge plus.
 
mistiknitDate: Wednesday, 2012-02-01, 8:33 AM | Message # 15
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i like anime convention because all of the anime stuff i can see and buy. i also like to watch the anime cosplay...i'm amaze of all the cosplayer and how creative they are when they created their costume
 
story645Date: Friday, 2012-02-17, 3:11 PM | Message # 16
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I've never been to an anime, manga or comic convention, but I keep trying to con friends into going to one with me. I went to one of the early Harry Potter con years ago, and even co-ran a discussion on gender stereotypes.
 
blubDate: Sunday, 2012-02-19, 4:58 PM | Message # 17
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I've never been to any conventions. My sister however have gone to Yaoi-con twice and have brought back pictures and other stuff. It seems extremely busy and crowded which isn't my type of thing.