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[url="http://sanantoniootaku.webs.com"][/url] (image leads to the website) About The San Antonio Otaku (also known as SAO, which means "Pole" in Japanese; which is why the lady in the background h

[size=1]Who's gonna be there? :D I know that Muad'Dib and I will be there all three days.[/size]

Yea you are a loser, guy. posting the girls of Anime Expo is lame. post something helpful about the Con please?

We are a new convention in Sacramento, CA.

It would seem you guys don't have a convention thread so we will post what needs to be said here:

[center][b]We are artists, staffs, attendees, and sponsors of Kintoki-Con, an event that focuses on bringing the convention's experience back to the culture; and to the fans.
In addition to celebrating Japanese culture and animation, we will embrace other cultures, such as Korean and Chinese influences.

Please join us at our next convention in Sacramento, California on June 18-19, 2011!.[/b]

[b]So what is Kintoki-Con?[/b]
Kintoki-con is a con created not just around Japanese media (though it is a great part of it) but also Korean and Chinese. Afterall, Japan would not have existed without China right? (Hetalia reference). Korea's recent shining days are also a welcoming show of just how fast it can catch up to the game.

[b]Why Kintoki-Con?[/b]
The name Kintoki was a spoof from Golden Hour (or Golden Time), which is when most TV stations host the hottest shows. For Japan it's when the otakus get home from work.
In China it's when kids go online in search of their favorite anime after school. In the US...its the news hour when parents get home and cartoon hour for the kids (or at least it used to be cartoon hour...lol).
[url=http://"http://kaze-hime.deviantart.com"]Kaze-Hime[/url] of Deviantart was the one who came up with the name, after much debating over other name options.


[url=http://www.kintoki-con.com/][img]http://kintoki-con.com/image/banner.gif[/img][/url]

Guests of Honor:

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Richard Epcar
Takamasa Sakurai
Makenai
Yukie Dong
Kurot and KL-chan
Yuumei
Ryusuke Hamamoto
Team LOVEHATE

[u][b]And more to come![/b][/u]

Events:
KingToki of Games!
Evening Dance (Semi-Formal to Formal)
Cosplay Masquerade
Hall Cosplay
Maid Cafe
Bug Exhibit and Beetle Battle (beetle battle is tentative)

[u][b]More to come![/b][/u]

Dealers info is online.
Artist Alley is FULL (in under 48 hours!)

[url=http://kintoki-con.com/reg.html][img]http://kintoki-con.com/image/regherebtn.png[/img][/url]

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We hope to see you there![/b]

[url=http://kintoki-con.com/Events/MoG.html][img]http://kintoki-con.com/image/mogbutton.png[/img][/url][/center]
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[img]http://www.all-con.net/2011-Crowne/images/blog/110117a.jpg[/img]

Events:
* An Evening with MIQ: Concert and Meet & Greet
* Six-Decade Samurai Anime Karaoke Challenge
* 24-Hour Endurance 1,000 Anime Song / Otaku Medley

Guests:
* Keisaku Kimura, "Anison Baka Ichidai"; director and special effects creator for the live-action adaptation of "Famires Senshi Purin" (2009)

* Kazushi Hinoki, an assistant to Takeshi Obata on "Hikaru no Go" (1998-2003, Jump Comics), merrily continues to unleash his manga creations on the world. His works include "Chaos Gear" (2000, Magazine Z Comics), "Twin Tail" (2003, Young Champion Comics), "Famires Senshi Purin" (2003-06, Young King Comics), "Gun x Sword" (art only; 2005, Shonen Champion Comics), "Idol H: Himeko no Himitsu" (2008-09, GA Comics), and "Police Girl" (2009, Nichibun Comics).

* MIQ! Known prior to 2000 as MIO, this dynamic performer is legendary worldwide for her theme songs for anime classics "Gundam 0083," "Aura Battler Dunbine," "Heavy Metal L-Gaim," "Area 88," "Bismark," "Xabungle Graffiti" and more.
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E61gE-dNIL4&feature=player_embedded"]http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded[/url]

March 18-20, covered under the umbrella event: All-Con Dallas. (All-Con is also screening SUMMER WARS.)
AnisonUnison / Manga / Otaku specific information here: [url="http://www.anisonunison.com/"]http://www.AnisonUnison.com[/url]

[b]Discount code for online advance purchase: [u]akon22[/u][/b]
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A reminder that on August 12-14, the 6th annual Otakuthon will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (201 Viger Avenue West Montreal, Quebec). If you're an Anime fan living in Montreal (or near it), this may be of your interest.

[u]Open Times[/u]
[list]
[*]Friday: 5:00 pm - 6:00 am
[*]Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 am
[*]Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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[u]Ticket Prices[/u]
[list]
[*]Full Weekend (at door): $50.00
[*]Friday Pass: $25.00
[*]Saturday Pass: $40.00
[*]Sunday Pass: $30.00
[/list]
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Are you a collector of action figures/toys based on Science-Fiction/Horror/Fantasy/Anime or are somebody who just want to get into the hobby? Say no more, because on June 19, 2011, the 2011 Montreal ToyCon will be held at the Courtyard near Marriott Montreal Airport (7000 Place Robert-Joncas St-Laurent, Quebec H4M 2Z5 Canada). This is an event that may be of your interest and who knows what new or old stuff you may find at the even Also, ticket price is $4.00.
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[color="#FF0000"]This Sunday May,15th in Managua, Nicaragua the EXPO DARKSAIJAN was take place. [/color]

Began at the 9:00 am in the mornig and finish until the 6:30 of the night. This Expo was full of emotion and joy, from the many cosplayers that came whit their clothes made by hand but that came so wonderful at the end, to the contestan for video games, card games and drawing games. OF curse there was several option to buy everithig you wanted from poster to action figures. It was amaizing how many parents came along with their childs, and ther were many young couples with their childrens and babys, passing the otaku tradition to the next generation. At the end was also a family event wich make it more placent to me and the attendees. It was one day expo but for those who came it was like haven, full with people who share the love for the anime, manga and videogame world.

This post is just for letting the world know something here in Nicaragua IF YOU DON´T KNEW WE TOO LOVE ANIME AND MANGA.....

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[color="#483D8B"]HERE THE LINK TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF THE ORGANIZERS[/color] http://www.facebook.com/darksaijan
AND HERE MY PERSONAL ALBUM http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.210144719016645.61983.100000633544528&l=75ea3dba0a
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[color="#ff0000"]This Sunday May,15th in Managua, Nicaragua the EXPO DARKSAIJAN was take place. [/color]

Began at the 9:00 am in the mornig and finish until the 6:30 of the night. This Expo was full of emotion and joy, from the many cosplayers that came whit their clothes made by hand but that came so wonderful at the end, to the contestan for video games, card games and drawing games. OF curse there was several option to buy everithig you wanted from poster to action figures. It was amaizing how many parents came along with their childs, and ther were many young couples with their childrens and babys, passing the otaku tradition to the next generation. At the end was also a family event wich make it more placent to me and the attendees. It was one day expo but for those who came it was like haven, full with people who share the love for the anime, manga and videogame world.

This post is just for letting the world know something here in Nicaragua IF YOU DON´T KNEW WE TOO LOVE ANIME AND MANGA.....

XD
XD
XD
[color="#483d8b"]HERE THE LINK TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF THE ORGANIZERS[/color] [url="http://www.facebook.com/darksaijan"]http://www.facebook.com/darksaijan[/url]

*OF CURSE THE FACEBOOK PAGE IS IN SPANISH Edited by Kei
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There's a great first-year anime convention going on in Memphis, TN in July.

The name of the convention is Anime Blues Con. It is July 8-10.

There are great guests.

-Vic Mignogna the voice actor for Edward in Full Metal Alchemist, Broly in DBZ, Ikkaku in Bleach, and other big name anime.

-Malie Flanagan, the voice actor for Naruto. She has also done work on tons of other shows as well as film and actress work.

The pre-reg price is $25 per person individually, or $20 dollars per person for groups of 5 or larger.

Rooms are $89 a night and the first 250 people to book rooms get a free Anime Con Suvival Kit!

Check out the con website at [url="http://www.animeblues.com"]www.animeblues.com[/url]

Pre-Reg at [url="http://animeblues.eventbrite.com"]animeblues.eventbrite.com[/url]
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I actually bring 2 suit cases kinda. Well more so I bring my cosplay stuff in a messanger bag and regular stuff in the other bag. Thats if I go to a big con though where you stay at the hotel and stuff for 3 days. If I go to a smaller con then I just go wit the cosplay outfit alraedy on.


money, ID, water, convention badge, camera(of course), cell phone(and chargeer), props(depending) although this is the first year I'm actually making a cosplay prop, other essentials are pretty self explainitory.
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[quote name='Japan' timestamp='1257406321' post='686098'][list][*]Jacket[/list][/quote]


ya know I shoulda brought a jacket at the last mini con I went to back in february. I was freezing my butt off as marufuji shou from Yu-Gi-Oh GX xD good thing most 'a the event was inside though so I braved the weather as I would do when I wear black in 90 degree weather xD



another thing thats good for anyone that speaks of bringing a pen is if a certain guest is coming like a VA or something bring a poster or DVD from a series they worked in :D Edited by fujyoshi
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- Cellphone (in case we got separated, we always keep in touch)
- Sandwich or a a Boiled Egg
- Slippers, if my shoes get tired and needs to breathe
- Handhelds (DS and PSP) if nothing to do or taking a rest
- Big shoulder bags for keeping the goodies, wheeled bags were a bad idea and ended up hitting people's feet >_>
- Bottle of water, to keep hydrated
- Camera for cosplay pictures
- Wallet for buying stuffs
- Face Towels, to wipe the perspiration outta us
- Chargers (very important, especially on cellphones and camera)

Always prepare before the con! ;)
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[size="3"][color="#008080"]Items you can't go to an animecon without:

-reasonable amount of money ($60-$80 if your ticket is prepaid, stuff at cons can be expensive)
-camera to take pics of random people in awesome cosplays
-cell phone
-snacks and drinks
-autograph book or object
-SHARPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (you never know where you'll see a voice actor, i met vic mignogna crossing the street,
you shouldn't have to wait in line if you could have asked for the signature then)
-and a bag to put it all in[/color] [/size]
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Learn from top Manga artists how to create your own Japanese comic strip. Manga artists and experts from Manga Night, a well-known Tokyo Manga club, will teach you about the history of Manga and guide you through the process of creating your own 4-frame comic![/size][/font]

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Signup: [url="http://bit.ly/qtvtPm"]http://bit.ly/qtvtPm[/url][/size][/font]
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[list][*][font="'Century Gothic"]At least 200.00 - for food, tolls, gas, batteries if necessary, and the buying of stuff[/font][*][font="'Century Gothic"]Change of clothes for every day - you never know[/font][*][font="'Century Gothic"]Shower supplies - enough to get all the gunk out of my hair (my group showers at least once if not three times a day, depending on events - takes me a morning shower to get my hair to do what it's supposed to)[/font][*][font="'Century Gothic"]Planner to schedule the days out[/font][*][font="'Century Gothic"]Cell charger[/font][*][font="'Century Gothic"]Camera[/font][*][font="'Century Gothic"]Tylenol or Advil, just in case[/font][*][font="'Century Gothic"]Cosplay, and all that that entails[/font][/list]
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I don't get to go to many. We don't have a lot here in the UK. Most are in London too.

[list]
[*]Money - Especially if it's London. It's an expensive crudhole.
[*]My medical bag - I always carry a medical bag with me. Bandages, plasters, distilled witch hazel, citirizine hydrochloride, paracetamol, cotton pads, Diocalm.
[*]Cos-play - Clothing and accessories.
[*]Liquids - Obviously, I can drink water, so I usually have some form of juice for quick sugar boosts.
[*]Sweet snacks - As the doctor ordered, I have to keep biscuits with me.
[*]Signing material - Just in case. I often get people asking for autographs. Grr.
[*]Female items - Just in case. Not just for me, but in case other's get caught out too.
[*]Business cards - Always good to shamelessly plug.
[/list]
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I always try to make a list before I head out to cons. Its never betrayed me so far.

Money
ID (cant get in without it)
Cosplay(2 if the feel is right)
Normal clothes(to just chill in)
Formal clothes/cosplay
Camera
Backpack for swag
Notebook to draw to pass the time
Pick (my hair can get pretty wild during the course of the day)
Medicine (you just never know)
Glow items (always ready to party) Edited by Humaru
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[img]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/308670_110665565710657_108236439286903_76585_633472835_n.jpg[/img]

Otaku Theater is a live interactive, fan based movie theater dedicated to promoting Japanese anime, manga, music, related gaming and pop culture in Austin Texas...

From: 10:00am to 7:00pm

$10.00 admission

Event activities include:

Feature presentation of Mamoru Hosoda's award winning ( Summer wars)
winner of Japanese Academy award prize for best animated feature!!

Best cosplay costume contest (prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Streetfighter gaming tournament: contest rules to come

Live video and internet radio coverage of event

Japanese themed concessions, featuring ramune, pocky etc.

Vendors

and much much more..............

For more info visit: [url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Otaku-Theater/108236439286903"][color="#9d0013"]http://www.facebook.com/pages/Otaku-...08236439286903[/color][/url]
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Well... I did like Summer Wars, but I also can see it whenever I want... I also have tons of street fighter games, some of them with online play in case I want to get my but kicked by everyone around the world. as far as cosplay goes, I can't really match it... but I could walk around on October 31st and win a prize at any house I visit.
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So, yeah. Not this coming weekend, but the weekend after that is [url="http://www.youmacon.com/"]Youmacon[/url] in good ol' Detroit, Michigan. Is there anyone on OB who is considering attending? Any cosplayers? Panel-leaders? This is my fourth-straight year attending, [s]so I want to make sure I have something to do if the schedule fails me[/s] yet I don't think I've never met any OB people there that weren't also scheming with me on theO. Edited by Nehszriah
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[color="#008080"][size="3"][font="Times New Roman"]I planned on goin' with Foof/Hiko this year, but then expenses of school and a car had to get in the way. :(

We even spent quite some time somewhat talking about what we were gonna cosplay as. He was gonna cosplay as Demyx from KH2 and even get the mohawk. I was really excited about seeing him with a mohawk. I even got my cosplay outfit for Youmacon. ._. But I guess it'll just have to wait for 'nother cosplay event.

But to those who are goin', have fun![/font][/size][/color]
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