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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:29 pm

View Original PostAR-99 wrote:You could drive for a few hours to hit up A-Kon in Dallas.


Austin is much closer to Houston than Dallas is to Houston, as I understand it. I still haven't visited Dallas/Fort Worth though. At some point I will. ^_^
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:47 pm

If you do, give me a heads up: it's my town.

I can let you know some of the nicer places to visit.

And you're right, Austin is about an hour closer to Houston than Dallas.
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Postby AR-99 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:55 pm

It's a chance to visit the 6th biggest anime con in the US. Worth the extra hour yeah?

Smaller cons have their appeal though. AX is the biggest American one but practically everyone I know who went this year had nothing positive to say about it and I've heard that it has recurring problems that haven't been permanently fixed.

That being said, I have never been and have been wanting to go for years. As much bitching as the folks I know did, they'll likely return unless it really nosedives next year.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:45 pm

I've already been to A/X 04 and Fanime 09/10 (didn't realize both were in the top ten list! :cringe: Fanime felt small-ish to me.), I'm fine with avoiding big cons as much as I can. -o-;
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:41 pm

Bump.

So, anyone going to be at MAGFest? It's right around to corner. I'm cool with meeting people from the internet, just be coo.
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Postby CJD » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:33 am

Booked my hotel for Anime Next yesterday. I'll be rooming with a friend from New York and a few other EGF/exEGFers. First time going to this one but when I found out Flow was going to be there I had no choice. Chance to JIBUN WOOOOOOO live? How could I say no?

Also I'll be attending https://zenkaikon.com/ again later this month. If anyone lives in the south east PA area I encourage you to attend. It's an enjoyable little con with only a couple thousand people but a lot of heart. I had a lot of fun last year and it's only about 45 minutes from my house so I don't have to get a hotel or anything.

Otakon is once again on the board but since that's so far out I've yet to make my arrangements. Given certain circumstances I doubt I'll be rooming with my previous mate and as far as I know none of my other bros currently intend to attend, so I'm figuring out what I want to do in regards to a hotel. Not about to stay outside the city again, nor do I find the idea of a $600 hotel bill appealing, so unless I convince someone to go and room with me I'll likely just hook up with some strangers to save dosh.


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Postby Bagheera » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:41 pm

Not a convention topic per se, but is anyone doing anything in Japan this year for the anniversary of Eva? I'm inclined to make a visit, but don't wanna flounder around with no idea as to what's going on.
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Postby Sachi » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:59 pm

Now that I live in Los Angeles, I can easily make the effort to attend Anime Expo this July. I'll likely only go for a one day visit, but if anybody else is going I'd be glad to meet up and hang out. ^_^
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:04 pm

Just pointing out some Eva animator folks (as well as VIZ dub's Sailor Moon/Usagi, she was also FLCL's Mamimi), will be at Anime Matsuri:



I would have attended if they offer 1-day pass situation but they don't offer that. :( (No way I could have pre-ordered a weekend pass will all the craziness going on lately. :kaos_sick: )

Edit: They supposedly have 1-day tickets at the door, can anybody confirm or estimate what the price would be? Researching myself, but probably still too short notice.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:58 am

I have no idea if anyone was at Anime Boston, but I dropped in there just for the sake of it. They screened the original Godzilla, preceded by a discussion panel with two of the actors from the original movie - Akira Takarada (Mr. Ogata) and Haruo Nakajima (Godzilla himself). Pretty good stuff. I might land up doing a Legend of Galactic Heroes panel for it next year if there's any news on that show's remake.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:31 am

Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop director) and Noriko Hidaka (voice for Jean from Nadia, Noriko from Gunbuster) will be at Amazement this year, in Raleigh, NC. If you live near the mid-East coast and want to get your body (or just some DVDs, Blu-rays, or an animation cel) signed by Watanabe, get in line behind me.
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Postby drinian » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:53 pm

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop director) and Noriko Hidaka (voice for Jean from Nadia, Noriko from Gunbuster) will be at Amazement this year, in Raleigh, NC. If you live near the mid-East coast and want to get your body (or just some DVDs, Blu-rays, or an animation cel) signed by Watanabe, get in line behind me.

Watanabe was an excellent con guest when he came to Otakon a year or two ago. He was prepared, had an agenda (even a slide deck!); brought the charm, too.

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:50 pm

View Original Postdrinian wrote:Watanabe was an excellent con guest when he came to Otakon a year or two ago. He was prepared, had an agenda (even a slide deck!); brought the charm, too.

His panel on Space Dandy was really solid. It was really refreshing to see a guest actually present something. Guest/Q&A panels really disappoint me.
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Postby Ari » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:43 pm

Well, ACen (Anime Central) is coming up soon in Chicago and I'll be cosplaying Ayanami Rei. Any other Rei cosplayers? We could all meet up and we'll be like... the dummy plug system.

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Postby Monk Ed » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:45 pm

I go to Anime Central every year. I don't dress up, though I did go once as Gendo. Probably too short notice for me to get anything ready this year -- assuming I had the wherewithal anyway, because I've never been able to get my act together to get that whole costume thing down.
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Postby Joy Evangelion » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:40 pm

Just got my ACen pass in the mail last week, and today it's officially a month away. I'm very stoked. The best weekend of the year for sure.
Last year at ACen the Funi booth had a girl dressed as Rei, but much to my annoyance she was wearing black shoes. :um: There was also at least five Gendos running about, a Yui, and an Asuka.
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Postby Monk Ed » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:13 am

I've never met another EGFer at ACen -- except for one instance of seeing and purposefully not approaching Defectron.

I don't remember any Gendos last ACen. :huh: There were five? I need to get out more. Or be up during sane hours.
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Postby Ari » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:19 pm

so.... i just saw this on ACen's page. I have never been so mad at myself for missing something in my life :facepalm: :facepalm:

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Postby Chainsaw Owl » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:13 pm

Never been to a convention but hopefully that changes soon.
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Postby Sachi » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:48 pm

Anime Expo in LA is right around the corner, and I plan on going for the 20th Anniversary of Evangelion event on Sunday, July 5th. Any other EvaGeeks planning on going? I'd be more than welcome for a meet up. ^_^
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