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How was birmingham mcm? I'm seeing drama on instagram about the competitions. What are you gulls building over christmas? any other drama? need it to warm us over the winter months.
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What drama are you seeing about the comps? Just curious.
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>>10044732
Yeah I haven't seen it either so I'd like to know
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>>10044732
>>10044738
Me too, all I heard was about a friend getting runner up
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>>10044732
Havent heard anything either. Winners all looked pretty good to me
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competition all looked good from what i saw. no drama during the event about it or on instagram that i've seen so i don't know what OP is on about :S
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Did any gulls go to hyper japan this year? I heard it was tiny this time and there was nothing much to do
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Christ, all these Brit threads built on drama?
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If drama involved creepy photographers press 1

If drama involved female cosplaying being stuck up bitches press 2

If drama involved Lewis press 3
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>>10045660
HyperJapan is the one con I go to and it has declined drastically over the years. I couldn't go this year but apparently it was awful this year. Such a shame.
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>>10045830
are you new here? Thats all the britfag threads have ever been, the same 10 salty cunts bitching. It's fun to lurk it
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>>10046333
Been away for a while, but that is quite SAD, then again we are built on miserable cunts.
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>>10044024
You forgot to post Discord, doofus.
https://discord.gg/JjadjRV
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Wales Comic Con - They oversold tickets and continued to sell on the door tickets despite being sold out. Not enough staff to control the crowds and the owner got so stressed he had a heart attack and currently in hospital. Printers breaking and people waiting 2 hours for photos to be printed and some photos have apparently been deleted because of corrupted data. It's a massive clown fiesta.
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>>10047757
oh god please share more on the heart attack and the lost photos
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>>10047757
Are there any pictures or general proof he actually had a heart attack? You don't just decide to have one lol
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>>10045660
It was pretty tiny this year only one room and almost no stalls. Dealer friend of mine ended up losing money big time from it as it seems attendance was also way down.

I hope July turns out better or the event is basically dead by next year.
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>>10045660
What the actual fuck happened to Hyper Japan? I bought a weekend ticket because the July event was phenomenal but it was an actual mess. A literal third of the size as summer, a handful of acts for the main stage, and a tiny bunch of stalls which were mostly packed with obvious bootlegs. How the fuck did that even happen?
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>>10048091
Costs go up. Venue gets more expensive, insurance or whatever organisers attempt to downsize but unit costs still high for traders etc. Most people buy tat online now if at all. If it’s based in London you have china town to compete with and they sell bootlegs openly. It’s not cost effective to try and compete so they also just sell bootlegs at HJ too.

If you aren’t going for the culture/food/friends then the tat is less of a draw. But you could just as easily meet up with your friends “for free” so no need to go either.
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lol Duggan at it again with being an absolute twat! Now threatening girls who won't date and hoping they get cancer...this so makes me want to go to his failing cafe

Anyone else had experience with this fucktard???
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>>10048187
The market in chinatown has been gone for ages so I don't know where else they're selling bootlegs
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>>10048266
But he's gay?
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>>10048326
Yes he is, but tries to hide it by harassing girls. I should know I used to be part of his cafe where he tried it on with me luckily my friends where there to look after to me as he proceeded to try and get me drunk
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Why is weird nose Beth such a cunt?
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>>10048266
Doesn't surprise me he is a gay cunt on the same level as Lewis if you ask me
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>>10048590
Literally who
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>>10048590
Is this about Amazoniancos again? You guys need to obsess over something other than hating some random girl, just go outside once in a while
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>>10048605
Speaking as a gay cunt we don't associate with Lewis or Duggan, they were long since blacklisted from our organisation.
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>>10048679
I dont think so. I cant remember her full name but she always looks a mix of sucking a lemon and smelling a ripe fart. Which might be the case cause her attitude sucks dick
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>>10048721
What's her cosplay name then? Doesn't sound like the Beth anon mentioned
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>>10048738
From that description I'd guess they mean Beth Brookes, Minachi cosplay lol. I'm not overly familiar but the name crops up a fair amount in dramu talk
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>>10049132
oh yeah her, shes a cow
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>>10048187
I get how cons work, just not how Hyper Japan shat the bed so quickly between a great summer event and a dismal winter one. I want to hold out hope next July's con will be a return to what I assume is form, and not more of this crap
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>>10048326
The gay is a lie
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Credit where it's due for Beth, she blew the whistle on a commissioner who was ripping off a lot of people.
She can be difficult to get on with but a lot of other people just let them get away with it for over a year and crept out of the woodwork when they thought they'd be able to get their money back with someone else fighting their corner.
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>>10049458
Give her credit for that, but then she did the same to other people :/ she's also been known to lie about having made costumes she bought/commissioned and entered them into contests
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>>10049179
what's up with her, apart from being fat?
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>>10049459

That's shitty and all but it's ancient in terms of news and beating a dead horse. She took herself off the market as a commissioner two years ago at least and I don't believe she's competed with anything bought in that time either, let alone won anything with the rushed messes she does manage to make.
The last noteworthy thing she did was fall off a stage mid-performance and I found that hysterical.

I'm all for having a good ass kick of someone who really deserves it but she hasn't done anything worth talking about recently. It's like bringing up that EmoEmu girl who pretended to have cancer years ago. It's not adding anything to the conversation. Though I suppose I can't really blame anyone for having to dig up old things because the British Comm is well and truly dead at the moment.

So what's everyone's next con? What projects are people working on? Is anyone pulling together any Christmas themed cosplays for shoots?
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>>10049484
Do you remember which con? Want to see if I can find a vid
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>>10049484

Might've been the first Brum MCM of the year if I recall correctly.
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>>10049920
>>10050104

Oops, replied to the wrong post.
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>>10045979
Guys my emotional support dog just pressed 4 what now
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>>10051182
Take it to a con and tell everyone it's fine
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>>10049441
Hyper Japan pissed off a lot of their vendors also the majority chose not to come back, and the vendors where 90% of Hyper Japan
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>>10051326
HJ has consistently scared away good Japanese sellers since they're ridiculously disorganised so my guess is that they've finally ran out of sponsors and vendors to make the con decent. Maybe they'll fix it in time for summer but I'm not hopeful. Not to mention this year's Winter HJ lined up with a lot of different events such as Bham MCM, Lolita embassy in Spain etc.
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>>10051326
How did HJ piss off vendors?
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>>10051905

Raising table prices massively, trying to allocate vendors a different table despite there being a set table plan and all being paid for and agreed in advance, being unhelpful in resolving disputes, poor security, harassing vendors to set their tables up a certain way, poor communication, never listening to feedback, all round bad organisation...the list goes on...
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>>10052382
Not to mention how they literally let people steal from BTSSB whilst they were having lunch a few years back.
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>>10051905
They also refused to do anything about bootlegs or listen to any vendor concerns from the summer event.
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>>10052423
Like that time an artist had a table literally next door to a bootleg vendor with her art all over it. Absolutely disgusting.
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>>10052441

I imagine that must have been awkward as hell.
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>>10045979
Ah that reminds me, what ever happened to that photographer Harry Streets photography?
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>>10048266
>>10048576
I feel sorry for my friends, seems like more and more are joining this cafe and keep spamming me to join their group, like their page and go to their events. I might go to one of them just to see how it's like
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>>10049484
>So what's everyone's next con? What projects are people working on? Is anyone pulling together any Christmas themed cosplays for shoots?

My next con is hopefully going to be insomnia64, both me and my bf are quite curious about it. Is it any good? I'm skipping most of the MCM cons this year anyways and I can't be asked to go to cosxpo. If I don't end up going to insomnia64 then my next con will probably be colossalcon

I'm hoping that before June I can make a bowsette cosplay (the red hair dress version) hopefully people won't think I'm just following the bowsette hype trend. I'm also making a mermaid cosplay and a shy guy girl cosplay.


Can't be asked to get a Christmas cosplay, probably will get one for next year though
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>>10051326
Tbh I have quite a lot of good artist friends who wish to have a stall at HJ but because of how expensive it is they decide to stick with MCM
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>>10053779
>people won't think I'm just following the bowsette hype trend

...But that's exactly what you're doing? It's meme fanart, don't get high and mighty about it.
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>>10053776
Best to avoid it like cancer! I barely got out of it myself, it is the most toxic thing ever! Duggan and his mate Martin just pray upon this is why he got fired from AL.

I've seen more girls leave that cafe than join it desu but I'm not involved as much anymore.
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>>10053779
>hopefully people won't think I'm just following the bowsette hype trend

Cosplay's always best when you do what you enjoy, just have fun with it
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>>10053976
That's the thing I originally knew three people who joined that I thought would be so dedicated in staying (since I'm pretty sure they're part of AL) but then they all left because of how mistreated they were being. And now I have 4-5 friends who joined and is part of it....

Sad thing is that one of the maids wanted to be a maid for years and was applying for these other good maid cafes but she kept on getting rejected. So then she joined this one that was pretty shit and didn't do anything... She then left that one to join arcadia, I can't believe she would stoop down this low to be part of a maid cafe...

But anyways I'm still pretty curious on what the cafe is like so yeah I going to check it out just for fun.
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>>10054560
Just as I comment this they already have a new logo. Looks pretty cute for an Anime League maid cafe
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>>10054564

What a waste.
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>>10054560
Check it for fun but it's not much of a cafe like they don't even cook food, but do keep us updated on anything that happens!! AL never liked the cafe, it wasn't even their cafe Andre just kept saying it was which annoyed everyone. This is why most of the old maids who were part of AL joined to help Andre now they left because he accused of one of them hacking his laptop so he smashed it to pieces, another for cheating on him though they were never dating and another for stealing money....like it's crazy!!

>>10054564
It's not an AL maid cafe. Andre got fired from AL and is now being a winy bitch about it and apparently he's gonna spend another 30k on this cafe.
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>>10054564
eww is all I can say
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Best thing for this maid cafe is to get rid of Andre and disassociate itself with AL. Both are toxic. This cafe would be much better on its own.
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>>10054760
tbf I think Andre himself is the toxin he is just obessed with girls especially young ones. I'm glad I got out while I could!
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>>10054760
AL sacked Andre and no longer support the cafe - literally no events support or want to work with them
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>>10055009
When their old head maid is looking for a new cafe to join. Also Meian Maid, MAGO and Ai My Maid don't want anything to do with them, so that shows their relationships with other cafes.
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>>10055022
Abandon ship
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>>10055009
I'm trying to convince the owner of the venue that arcadia holds their events about the cafe but I'm struggling for what to say to them...

>>10055022
Wait didn't she used to be part of MAGO?
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>>10054508
Will do anon, I'm cosplaying her because she seems like a fun character to cosplay as plus I haven't cosplayed a red hair character for years
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I think Arcadia should work on themselves and try to rebuild their name. It will take a while but I'm sure they'll be able to do it
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>>10055410
I think they are far from salvageable it's just another maid cafe who thinks they are worthy of the title. Let's just see how many kids Duggan attracts
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>>10055485
Nobody cares, fuck off
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>>10055485
reminder that obayed looks like a frog
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>>10055559
I wish all the beta cucks who have such a hate boner for him would circle jerk on the AL forums where they belong instead of constantly trying to make every Brit thread about him.
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>>10056165
Mate AL can fuck off I just want to know where my shitposts are at. I need the MCM group drama again
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>>10056185
>need the MCM
No.
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>>10056185
They still think they're winning 4chan by constantly using it to post about that one guy they don't like
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>>10056356
Nah, you know it's AL when they're trying to force Obayed-tier posting upon literally whos. Usually weeby 17 year old girls who said something mean to Anime Andre once.
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>>10056378
No one cares <3
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>>10056378
Wouldn't surprise me if Duggan wrote that post himself he's done before when people said he was gay
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>>10056378
It's sad that so many non AL people post about him here too when I'm 99% sure he doesn't even know that any of these people even exist.
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>>10056438
They do though Andre, that's a big part of why you're now known around the country as a psychopathic nonce.
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>>10056541
Cos he doesn’t need to know who someone is to piss them off
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Guess it's time to sleep till con season starts again
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>>10056911
What's the next con people are excited about?

Are there others in South England I should look into attending? I'm planning on doing more than MCM and Hyper Japan next year.
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>>10054564
Is Arcadia actually good? They all look terrible like a low tier cosplay troupe
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>>10057069
I honestly have no clue, at first I was thinking of not going but since I've visited nearly all the maid cafes in England and most of the maids there are my friend I might as well give it a little visit. I will let everyone on here know how it goes
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>>10057069
From my experience their service is okay. Nothing special but nothing went wrong. I agree the costumes need serious work though
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>>10057181
tits works in this industry, gotta entertain the autistic weebs with something
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>>10057067
SenpaiCon in London was a fun pub take over last year with weeb kareoke. Shame the drinks were stupid money
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>>10057067
Tokonatsu is well worth if you can deal with camping, very very comfy and social con. Hibanacon is great but it's not til November. There's Cosxpo in March but that's really only worthwhile if you're a diehard cosplayer or a tog, it doesn't really cater to people who go to cons for anime/gaming fandom.
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>>10057501
Cosxpo looks like elitist no fun bullshit
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>>10057312
Ten Pounds, Ten Pence GBP (£10.10) ((inc VAT)) (((Great British Pound Sterling))) rum and coke
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>>10057530
That was my perception before going last year, I'd say it's only half right. The attendees themselves were very friendly and the presenters weren't pretentious or dull, but it's very much fox only no items final destination. Cosplay and cosplay only.
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>>10057768
>Cosplay and cosplay only.
Cosxpo
Cos xpo
Cos
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>>10057530
I was tempted to go to cosxpo just so I can go visit my friend's university but I honestly can't be asked to go to a con that mainly focuses on cosplay (even though I mainly cosplay when I go to most cons)
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>>10057067
>>10057501
I also recommend tokonatsu, its a nice break from those hectic conventions like MCM and its pretty chill. They also have a bunch of board games and activities to do so you never get bored.
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Thinking of maid cafes, didn't amecon have their own maid cafe? How did that all go?
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>>10056356
>>10056378
>>10056165

Gotta love the defensive fangirls whenever obayed gets mentioned. I hope letting him stick his shit coloured shrimp into your vag was worth the e-fame
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>>10058103
Old news, nobody cares about this one guy you all seem obsessive about. Some of us just want to talk about cons and cosplay not shitty FB drama
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The guy is old news and Sindy hasn't been relevant since 2016
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>>10058103
Go post this in her lolcow thread, not on cgl
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>>10057859
...yes? Nobody is saying they can't have a cosplay focused event? Are you actually, literally retarded?
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>>10058094
Lol i'm the middle post and I'm not even defending obayed, just pointing out obayed posting isn't just an AL thing. Learn to fucking read.
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Well its fucking dead in here lately
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>>10060485
We're cold, depressed and conless. It'll all be back next year.
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ALcon's revival is off to a good start, showing support for Japan's actions during WWII
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>>10060732
Wait what post screen grabs
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>>10060732
The actual fuck... where did you get that from I cannot see that....
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>Tfw none of my friends care about cosplay
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I will be visiting England/Scotland in mid January, I'll be a while in London/Birmingham/Glasgow/Edinburgh each. Are there any specific shops/gardens/restaurants that I should definitely hit up while around? Specifically looking to avoid anything ultra-touristy, I've been on the sight-seeing circuit before and lived in Cambridge for a while before I was into lolita (I was broke then so shopping and eating out weren't on the table). I know January isn't a great time of year to be traveling Europe but that's when i'll be there so trying to make the most of it!
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>>10061941
Camden town is pretty cool, every person I take there finds it their favourite place in London
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MERRY CHRISTMAS BRIT GULLS
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>>10063590
THANKS DOG FUCKER
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so... is there any drama happening? Or what drama are you looking forward to in 2019?
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>>10062542
Camden is full of tourist shit. Go to east London if you actually want something cool.
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>>10066309
I dunno if it counts as "cosplay drama", but a few Scottish cosplayers who make vlogs are getting trolled/harassed by someone on their YouTube videos.
Lots of finger pointing and "posting massive statuses about how much I'm really not upset by this, honest" going on.
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>>10069331

Recipts and details? I'll bite for now, it's better than reverting back to AL drama.
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I have a little drama to talk about but im pretty sure a bunch of my friend's names would be brought up into this so for now im just going to stay quiet until someone else brings it up
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Fuck drama anon, tell me about your favourite dirty takeaway place
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>>10070219
You're already reminding me of when I used to work at KFC, on my first day my manager said for me to make sure I clean the staff toilet (which is both for male and female) really good because the cook goes in there to masturbate every 5 - 30 minutes....
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>>10070004

If you're gonna talk about it, talk about it. Let's not beat around the bush.
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>>10070004
Just fucking bring it up
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Anyone going to senpaicon later this month? Never been before but it looks like a laugh. Possibly
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>>10066309
theres drama but mods seem to delete anything drama related
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>>10071161
Wimp
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>>10071023
It's a decent laugh with London price booze.
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every anime, con or cosplay group is being spammed with this, ticket sales abit low?
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>>10062542
Went back there for the first time in years the other day, what has this gentrified piece of shit town become?
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Is Kita doing something this year? A friend of mine is convinced they released a teaser on social media but cannot provide the evidence. I thought Kita wasnt running due to not having a committee?
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>>10072691
Nah they aren't running cause they gave up and don't have a venue
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>>10072691
Shenny the chairman keeps implying about Kita running soon to friends on Twitter. But he’s full of shit so it’s probably just to create false hype
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I wouldn't have minded if they just ran a mini con. Like Ame did when they were struggling. I very much doubt that the Hilton in Birmingham and the Britannia in Nottingham are the only two suitable hotels in the north of the UK.
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>>10073518
>birmingham
>nottingham
>north
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>>10074692

I'm fully aware they're in Midlands territory, but Kita's name indicates 'north'.
I remember when Ame took place at Keele and people got their knickers in a twist because it was too far north by their standards. I suppose to Londoners anything outside of London tends to be considered to be 'the north'. Quite a few people I know who live there don't venture outside because it's too far so they'd rather stick with the shitty cons.
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STOP LARPing man-children
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>>10071023
that's a yikes from me
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I see Obayed has restarted his obsession with Alcon again.
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>>10075437
Did he ever stop? He knows that he’d lose the little attention he gets if he wasn’t sperging about AL
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>>10075074
As a Londoner, I liked Keele, people were getting pissy because the campus was too spread as I recall.
Me I'm find with going back there, it was a chill place.
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>>10075444
I seem to recall the shop area was also a building site and the supermarket had limited hours so food options were sorely lacking.
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>>10075444

You're a rare bird. It's nice to hear a Londoner is willing to travel out. So many of my friends flat out refuse to go to a con unless it's doable by tube.

>>10075521
It's a shame because it's all done up now and looks really nice (I'm local and my boyfriend had a job interview there some time after the work was done) I kind of wish Cosxpo snapped it up because it would be dope for a photoshoot orientated con.
The surrounding areas and towns have also been undergoing a restoration too so it's just nicer to live in. They even have a place that does bubble tea and those bubble waffles that deliver! I really hope a con can give it another shot and maybe try to make panel rooms a little closer to each other.
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>>10075437
because without shitposting he has no life, pic related
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>>10075600
Careful now you'll be dubbed a racist with that picture
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>>10075578
I'm also local to keele I'd love a decent local con, as stoke-con isnt really up to it
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>>10075788
(thinks about campus con) yeaaaah its pretty okay, I wish i went to kitacon back when it was at keele
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>>10073518
The Britannia is the shabbiest hotel in the city, so not really that suitable to start with.
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>>10079544

I think that's the point they were making. If they can pull off a con in a piece of crap like the Britannia, then why not at some other hotel which isn't setting out to kill the guests? If they have burnout then it's perfectly fine to admit that, but let's be real, there were other options available. If not another hotel, why not another uni?
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>>10079575
Was that the time a window got blown off and crashed onto the pavement several floors below?
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>>10079608
Yes, in a nutshell.
It was an absolute shit show of a hotel, look at the ratings on booking or expedia, it's comedic reading.
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>>10078436
Kita never ran at keele. Ame did twice, but like someone said, the second time building work overran and the equivalent of the steps area was a building site. It’s nods to like it. Beautiful cosplay photo ops but too spread out.
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kiln stop leaving discord already ffs
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>>10080343
She doesn't go on cgl faggot
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>>10081090
>posting on /CGL/
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>>10073518
>>10075074
Don't a lot of AL's things run in smaller venues like town halls, bars or sports halls? I suppose a struggling con could attempt to copy their :hurk: successful formula.
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>>10085211
Hey guys I'm going to host a 4 day con in Harrods
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I miss dairy
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>>10085721
it doesn't have to brie this way
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>>10085883
Really milking the puns out of that one, huh?
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just want him back lads
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>>10086248
hi dragon!
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how does AL manage to run 50 events a year and still get decent guests?
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>>10086997
>decent guests

youve gone badly wrong here
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>>10086997
London big geek meet had around 15-20 people and that's counting their staff/"voluntiers" so barely 10 actual attendees.
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>>10089610
How do you know? Have you been to one recently?
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>>10089916
Yes, on the 26th. If you don't believe me there's a video posted on the event that shows everyone there and you can count them yourself.
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>>10089956
I was there too and there was at least 30 there. The video doesn't include those away upstairs in the arcade or at the bar
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I see AL are running a con in Newcastle in July
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>>10090070
Wait what?
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>>10090119
www.newcastleanimecon.com
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>>10090067
>admitting to attending AL events
You might be in the wrong place lad
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>>10090768
>making people unwelcome for going to events you dont agree with rather than just explaining to them why it's a bad idea.

Careful there big guy you're looking a bit like a cunt there.
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>>10090768
We're literally on an anonymous site it's not like someone admitting that is going to get any actual flack for it chill
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>>10090802
Get the fuck out
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>>10045660
I went on friday in November, and it felt really empty. Last time I had been was 4 years ago on a friday or sunday in the same venue and I remember there being a lot of unused space, but also a lot more stalls. I happened to speak to people to went to Hyper Japan the next day while waiting for the Band Maid concert and people were saying a lot more people seem to go in the summer.
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>>10091543
The event was tiny compared to previous years. How can it be dead even then? Hyper Japan is pretty screwed
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Need some recommendations for an alternative summer con. With Ame dead and Kita AWOL I need my fix. And there is no way in hell I'm going to an AL event.
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>>10090802
>current year
>not knowing AL is shit
Uhhh
>>10090839
It's well established how awful AL is, it's not really a new thing, especially with /cgl/. These AL shills always try to derail threads and lure unsuspecting congoers to shit events ran by a notorious predator. I can appreciate that you and the other poster are probably new to the scene (or connected to AL?) but it really is the bottom tier of UK weeb events and that's not some obscure fact.
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>>10092381
Tokonatsu
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I'm going to try and get by and make my cosplays for next year throughout 2019. I'd like to try making fewer detailed costumes slowly instead of a bunch of rushed ones which don't usually end up meeting the standards that I know I could do if I didn't leave things until last minute, and therefore never end up wearing again. Hopefully I can get a few nice shoots done over the year with them

Is anyone else still making cosplays as usual even though we have nothing really going on this year?
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>>10092404
My point is just that we're anonymous, they're not gonna get any flack for admitting to attending an event here kek
Aren't the meets free too? No point wasting time on an anon going to a free event, it's boring

>>10092419
Pretty much the same, if there's no events i'll just take the time to work on costumes with more detail
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>>10092404
>Assumes someone who doesn't follow the herd is an "AL shill"
You're losing the argument there mate
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>>10092411
>>10092381
I agree Tokonatsu is pretty fun or you could try and go to Viencon, it looks fun and chill
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>>10092419
I am, mainly for a convention i'm traveling abroad for. Probably going to end up skipping all the main UK convention for this con. That kinda reminds me, has anyone gone to Japan Expo before? is it worth traveling to?
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>>10092446
Save yourself the cash, you can replicate the experience by hitching a lift inside a livestock lorry to the nearest abbatoir.
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>>10092446
It's alright, the ECG finals are definitely worth a watch and there are some cool panels in the new cosplay masterclass thing they started doing, and if you're into the esports scene there's a lot around that, but as the other anon said it's very, very crowded, the heat is a lot because everything is in one giant warehouse type place under the july sun, there's almost nowhere to go outside and take a breather except a tiny central courtyard that's instantly overcrowded and a bit of concrete between the main building and the building where the big scene is. It's far from any hotels, and once you're out you can't come back for the day. My grandma only lives about an hour of train from the con center so it's easy for me to go but I wouldn't travel from abroad and pay for a hotel. Unless you want to meet a specific guest, see a concert within the con or enter the ECG I'd save my money. I definitely like MCM London a lot better.
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Anyone working on any decent costumes? Whether your own or UK people you've seen on socials
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>>10057087
Which cafes have you been to?
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Is there much actual cosplay at Toko? It seems like it would be hard to do makeup and be comfy in hot weather, tents with what I assume are communal bathrooms and stuff.
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>>10092648
in England I've been to:
Maids of England
MAGO maid cafe
Meian Maid cafe
Ai My Maid cafe

I really hope to check out lavender parfait cafe when they do have an event. Not sure about checking hanami maid cafe, they seem pretty inactive.i really want to check out Maid in Scotland and marshmallows dreams cafe at some point.
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>>10090127
I live in newcastle, guess i wont be taking the kids into town that weekend if towers will be around
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>>10087982
Jad Saxton is decent to be fair
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So anyone at cardif anime con any dramu
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>>10093101
Some people go all out but I recommend bringing something casual and comfy that would be nice for outdoor or festival pictures. I'm doing casual Eva with some mates.
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>>10093104
Yeah don't bother with Hanami, they aren't that good. They were basically the dregs of Sweet Cupcake.
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>>10094867
Yeah the snow was very bad, but they held snowmen contests. 4/10 would snow again
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>>10095088
Only a 4/10? Snowmen deserve at least a 5.2
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>>10094867
You expect drama from the cringiest con in the UK? Just the usual horrific quality of cosplay, and cos thots desu mate
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>>10095218
>>10094867
thats the thing, i was looking at the archives of these threads and you all used to talk shit and drama about other people but then something happened (probably discord) and now no one talks about anything....
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>>10095053
so all the good maids went to Meian then? what was Sweet Cupcake maid cafe like?
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>>10096390
Three factors. Discord is one, but also the mods are sick to the back teeth of the same tired AL vs Obayed shitflinging and are now clamping down much harder... which sends people to our third factor, lolcow. There's a Mike Towers thread there if you want to talk AL drama.
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>>10096390
Not to mention it takes interesting people to make drama. As someone in Cardiff, the cosplayers I've known are as plain and soggy as you see in cosmeston lake. Their only care is how many new followers they can leach out of a public appearance.
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>>10057859


>>10058028
Cosxpo was alright but if you don't go with an established group of friends no one will talk to you.
You could argue that about most cons but MCM and other cons at least have normies and weebs you can strike up a conversation with. Also all the uni shitheads gormlessly staring at us was annoying.
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>>10096391
The maids in Hanami were the most recent hires, and basically (like most western maid cafes) were in it to feel kawaii and close to glorious nippon so service sucked. Meian has the maids with more experience and a more cohesive theme and outfits.

Sweet Cupcake was enjoyable, they did some stand alone events that weren’t affiliated with con that were pretty fun.
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>get a fucking email from animeleague, even tho im not underaged
>says theyre getting bigger than ever and are having their biggest northern con yet in chavchester with even more halls n stuff

Wait a minute, wasnt alcon a ghost town? is it because pedoman doesn't travel so the other ones they host are actually alright?
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>>10099148
seen video of cardiff and it looks less busy than it has before so think towers is just lieing
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>>10099148
Bigger in size, not attendance.
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>>10099255
why would towers spend more though
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>>10099318
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>>10099148
I don't understand why people complain about getting emails from anime league when all they can do is just be removed from the mailing list. Also it's your fault you are getting emails as you obviously went to an event even though claiming you hate them.
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>>10100003
it's probably just to whine and complain
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>>10100003
>>10100016
Yeah people would rather complain than just turn something off.
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What conventions are people hitting up this year? I'm heading to Sunny NC, Toko and this cute little one on Cambridge I don't recallt he name of, been to it once a couple years back and it was delightfully well put together for its size.

Tempted to try Sunny Liverpool since it would be nice to see the differences since I've done Sunny since like 2013 plus I'd get to have a bit of a look around Liverpool but hard to justify visiting the same shit different venue.

On the topic, are the Sunnycon afterparties or boatparties any good or what? I've gave em a miss last few years but tempted to check them out.
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>>10100219
May MCM, Toko, Hibana, might do summer HJ. Heading to Abunai to fill the ame/kita slot in late August.
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>>10100219
May MCM, Toko and Hibana. Can't do Sunny again after none of the guests turned up.
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>>10100325
agreed - they need to spend more time on ensuring their guests actually turn up rather than trying to be a wannabe anime illumanti
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>>10100365
More like weebanati
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This was posted in a facebook group today, is this the same company as alcon with the pedo or is it safe to go to?
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>>10100219
I went on the boat party once, it stunk of really bad BO, i was happy to finally get off the damn thing. If your going to any make sure its just the normal afterparty so you can leave if its shit, dont make the same mistake i did trapping yourself on a boat.
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>>10100365
But anon, that would require actual organisation on their behalf!
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>>10100474
You actually seen Tuckwell's cringe videos? (Or Tucky or whatever he calls himself these days)
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>>10100530
Ah yes, it’s lovely watching someone mumble for 10 minutes. Yawn.
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>>10100537
tldr; I'm poor, brexit is fucking me over, give me money, buy my sunnycon tickets
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>>10100530
> when someone changes their name to escape the flak
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>>10100552
Can’t run away forever. People will realise that he’s a cunt and sunny is just a weeb shitshow
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>>10100448
Same one, avoid
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>>10100543
By the looks of things hes spending his money on all on food
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>>10100003
people hate it because they went to one dumbass.

why would anyone be retarded enough to hate something cause "4chan says so" without even trying it once?
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>>10100812
Just search YouTube.
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>>10100219
might do sunnycon and HJ, Toko, maybe viencon, kupocon, maybe hibana and a MCM if my bf wants to go and he's not too broke to go... I honestly can't be asked to go to another MCM.
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Have to actually enjoy MCM because the main summer con is off, can't wait to get groped by normies again
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>>10101050
Getting groped is all that happens at MCM and the staff never do anything about it, it's a miracle they still get attendees
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>>10101050
and this is why I'm going abroad to a con instead, probably will do the same thing next year too
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Anyone ever go to Thought Bubble in Leeds?
It looks like they're moving it back to November again. I'm hoping this also means they'll go back to one location rather than spread out around the city. It seemed like that put the few cosplayers there were off, too.
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Anyone going to the liverpool sunny? seems kinda weird that theyve dropped the prices for tables
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>>10102823
ive noticed recently a sudden surge in advertisement from them on social media so i guess ticket sales are low
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>>10103708
That’s not a good sign, low sales and having to discount traders tables?
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check the last post on the sunnycon liverpool fb event https://www.fb.com/events/151117118892663/
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Did everybody see the stuff about Unleashed Events going around on Facebook?
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>>10105099

No, details?
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>>10105829
Look at Sonia Leong’s post from Monday.
Short version is that the guy who runs guilty of it was found guilty of sexual misconduct and cautioned for battery a while ago, she acknowledged that maybe he had changed though. But then he decided to make a page selling pitchforks and sent it her directly. (They’re not real pitchforks obviously but it’s still very petty and tells me that he hasn’t matured.)
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>>10105848
>maybe has changed
>still a dickhead

He also been found to have EDL members as his security and refused to let a muslin family into the event
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>>10105903
Honestly surprised he hasn’t been called out sooner considering the current “cancelled” culture...
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So london anime con this weekend any drama yet? See the main hall is full of nothing but bootlegs stalls
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>>10106001
Hoping for some drama also, i checked out their cosplay photo album for today and theres like 10 people in it with multiple photos of each and it looks awkward and cringey. Pic related, its one of the sexy girls that attend tower cons.
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Staff were rude af
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>>10107488
More info on this
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Well I was a little lost on the Friday cause it wasn't clear where some panels and things were and when I asked they never knew. And when I was still stood lost they kind of just abruptly said I needed to ask someone else. So I was walking around like a lost dog they were just rude
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>>10107657
Really? I went on the Friday and they all seemed nice maybe they were just trying to point you to someone who could help more?
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The problem was I had to go through 3 members of staff and none of them knew anything.
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>>10107817
That just sums up every convention in the UK. Because it’s all volunteer based nobody ever knows everything
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>>10107817
>>10107686
so what was lagc like? any good dramu
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Apart from staff getting stressed and shouting at some of the attendees there wasn't really any drama really. But it was very busy. Apparently it went over capacity Saturday.
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>>10108219
This make me sad
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>>10108219
guess the alcon revival worked then
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>>10108804
or maybe the fact its the 1st con of the year to run in the london area?
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Great news, animeleague has secured an epic guest for Alcon 2019

It's the VA of Broly AND Ed
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>>10109159
Lol like that joke hasn't been done already
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>>10108308
Yeah it is really considering how disorganised the con can be. Last one I went to 2 years ago was very dead so I was surprised how busy it was.
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>>10109361
The summer one is always dead
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Last MCM London a photographer snapped some pics of my cosplay but he never got back to me and I lost his card, anyone remember his handle? He's japanese and is actually an employee of the embassy of Japan in Dublin but he told me he worked at the embassy in London before, does that sound familiar to anyone?
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>>10110055
Did his dad work for Nintendo?
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>>10102812
It's moved to Harrogate, how are people feeling about that?
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my friend just told me some inside drama about Arcadia maid cafe and now I'm still questioning if I should go to their event this Saturday. Though I feel it's drama and information that most of you all already know about and even I kinda know about
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>>10111374
If the 'inside drama' is that andre is a creep grooming teenage girls, that's 100% accurate. Stay well away. Can't say I'm surprised, this is the third open sex offender on anime league staff that I know of and that's as someone who doesn't even go to their events.
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Arcadia have posted screenshots. Andre was flirting with one of the maids and then for some reason he was treating them so he's been dropped from Arcadia. They've cancelled the event. I've had my own experience with Andre where he had messaged me and I'd never met him before. He knew of a con I was going to and asked me for a drink. It gave me creepy vibes
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>>10111378

Andre would always tell me I was like the son he'd never had (despite being a trans person and thus not a man) and it always made me a little uncomfortable. I left Arcadia when I realised I was wasting my time trying to work with someone who was oblivious to his own shortcomings and refused to improve his own cafe that he'd already sunk a fuckload of money into. I realised if I wanted to be doing maid shit seriously I'd be better off not just hanging around Arcadia for some 'epic whacky joke' because watching him flounder in his own incompetence was frankly too much to bear.

He'd buy alcohol for the maids who were mostly 17 at the time which always seemed a little sketchy (a man in his mid-thirties supplying alcohol to children is a little unbecoming, to say the least). One time I was really drunk after he'd bought us all drinks and I made the mistake of accepting a kiss on the lips from him, felt really disgusted afterwards and the second time he tried it I just 360 and walked away.

While he's not a child rapist he's creepy in the same way that Vic Mceggnog is, he's very touchy and likes kissing where it's not exactly appropriate. An example of this is where he bought alcohol for the maids and played a 'hickey circle' game with them. Thankfully I left the room before this happened but I'd seen pictures of where Andre had marked one of the maids.

Oh, and he threatened to show up at one of the maid's houses when he got really mad after he cancelled the next event because everyone was sick of his bullshit. If you're quick you might be able to see the screenshots that one of the maids posted of a recent argument where he generally acts like a bit of a manchild.

I think anyone is capable of changing, Andre just needs to stop getting frustrated when he does shit wrong and learn from his mistakes like someone who isn't a cum filled Cro-Magnon.
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>>10111389
reading that I thought André was maybe 24 from previous britthreads.
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>>10111351
Very funny, but his business card seemed legit and the back of the camera previews looked great so I want my photos
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>>10111389
That would be a 180 unless you spun right around to face him again
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>>10111400
You need to be at least 18 to use this site anon
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>>10111400
How new are you? Lurk moar
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>>10111400
>>10111408
>>10111415
We discussed and agreed that although unreasonable for you to know a meme from 2005 you are still a noob.
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>>10111389
Yeah I’ve also heard of several people being offered drinks by him and him trying to kiss girls even though they say no. Surprised the maid cafe lasted so long with him honestly.
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I mean he's still very much part of the cafe and heading that HOG event. Andre is the one putting all the money into the cafe for it to keep going, pretty sure there are only two maids actually supporting it.
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>>10111388
dropped from Arcadia? Like the last time he was 'dropped' but was still running things in person with photos showing as much?

Their next Maid event is tomorrow, bet he's there and nothing's changed.
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>>10111389
Ok. you're hardly a reliable news-source Maid Gio
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>>10111606
FAKE NEWS!
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>>10111389
>hes such a gross creep i accidentally fell on his lips teehee
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I can back up the claims. He did try and kiss one of my friends who was 18 at the time and since then I stayed away from him. Never really had a proper conversation with him. But the last straw for me was when he made rape jokes last year.
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>>10111656
God I wish that were me
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>>10100325
In fairness that happened one time & honestly from a bit of insider knowledge they kinda dodged a bullet, guests were being a nightmare last minute, asking for extra things then made up really really lame excuses.

And considering that they've got beef with Vic the dick (And the guests being good friends of him) I can imagine it's related.

The move to newcastle has turned it into a really solid event now.
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>>10111596
This screenshot is from 2 weeks ago, a post on (the now deleted) Arcadia Instagram and other posts I’ve seen indicate he flipped out and threatened maids and then tried to cancel the event last night, the maids are trying to sort it so the event still goes as planned without him
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>>10111715
A post he made yesterday, now I know Andre always wants to do his stupid currys at this hopeless cafe. You saying he still isn't apart of still?
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>>10111715
hear it was an argument between Scarlett and Andre? Both equally vile in their own ways
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>>10111723
>>10111725
I’m only going by what I’ve seen being posted and putting pieces together

I don’t know much on Arcadia or their staff (other than AL and Andre gossip everyone’s heard) but the posts hinted they were getting rid so I just assumed
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>>10111734
interestingly if you check AL's website under their presenters they list 9 presenters but Andre is no where to be seen - https://www.animeleague.com/meet-the-team/
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>>10111735
Andre hasn't been with AL for a while. He took a hiatus while he did cafe shit
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>>10111796
I hear he got sacked
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>>10111796
>>10111799
Yes, that is true he got sacked now as well as the cafe he's apparently going to be doing cosplay raves totally not trying to copy anyone in anyway!
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>>10111812
How original
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>>10111564
>>10111389
I heard he was trying to have an orgy with them or something but I think that was probably the hickey
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>>10111596
I keep speaking with the main guy of HOG about how bad Andre is but he brushes it off. Hopefully I can talk to him more today and convince him not to have Arcadia back.
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>>10111904
He isn't with Arcadia anymore so I wouldn't try and make things bad for them. Andre is the asshole.
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>>10111904
Good fucking luck with that, if that's the same guy who used to run HOG he's a turbocreep himself.
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>>10112028
>He isn't with Arcadia anymore
>Andre sat with two Arcadia maids.
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>>10112122
Guess Andre didn't get the memo
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>>10112078
Harley owners club?
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>>10112028
>>10112122
I am so confused but I'm going to see it with my own two eyes if he's there or not
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>>10112028
This is like the second or third time that Andre’s supposedly had nothing to do with the cafe. Why don’t the girls actually drop him and run it on their own? Or leave and make their own maid cafe?
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>>10112134
Because they need his money. Girls are like that, don't like the guy but want their money
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