Soo passing the time frens? Working on owt?Drama getting you down?Pull up a chair and a can of monster ultra and tell us about it.
I want to get drunk in a forest at midnight more than I can verbally explain
Are there even any good cons in the UK?
>>10156939It doesn't feel like it anymore. I don't know if I'm just older and jaded but the lack of a summer con to work towards has hit me pretty hard as of late and I've noticed that a lot of people on my Facebook seem to be struggling to get motivated with cosplay. It's most likely because there isn't a lot of events worth going to. It's frustrating that MCM has it's fingers in all of the competition pies too because I like the idea of trying more competitions and getting experience but I don't necessarily want to go to the London MCM for that unless some have spread out to Manchester? I know EGX has EGC but cosplayers aren't that well received and there's not a huge amount to do when you weigh up the length of time standing in lines to test games for 10 minutes or so.Anyone else feeling like this? I'm just venting but as summer approaches the void is staring back at me and reminds me of a couple of years ago when we didn't have a summer con.
>>10157014What about MCM Manchester?
>>10157031I was saying I wasn't sure if they'd moved a significant competition to Manchester or established one there. I've not been in a few years and I know the London ones have gotten a bit crowded with hosting qualifiers to the point they've started shuffling or removing them.
>>10157031Manchester MCM is a train wreck
>>10156129i'm just working on group shoots and cosplay to pass time. I'm currently trying to make 4 cosplays and i'm buying pieces for another 4. not dealing with much drama, just slightly annoyed with my friend cosplaying and hanging out with toxic people but its not my place to stop her from hanging out with people she likes hanging out with.
>>10156939this is why i'm getting out of my comfort zone to travel to conventions outside of the UK to see if it would spice up my convention life.
>>10157072You can't stop her, but there's no reason you can't express concern for her being around the wrong kind of people. She may surprise you. If she doesn't take note of your warning then maybe she's more suited to them than you originally thought.I'm making my cosplays in advance for next year. Because there's such a large gap they can be more elaborate too which is nice.
Well that's a thing...when Tucky himself asks you directly if you want to buy tables for his Liverpool con. Sadly I'm already at Sheffield Film & Comic Con, but I'm not paying his table prices for a bad turnout.
>>10156939Hyper Japan, but I'm heavily suspicious of it right now. Last summer was spectacular. The winter event was a dumpster fire fuelled by human shit. So far with all the marketing they're doing, it looks like the organisers are desperately trying to redeem themselves but I don't know if I can trust them again.
>>10157074This seems like the way to go now. I'd happily save money to go to a wellrun con in the US or wherever now, than spend a weekend at a student union building and wait for it all to turn into a shitshow.I'm too old to camp now. I actually want anime stuff to happen, instead of just wait until one of my mates passes out cos they drank too much, and i want actual guests instead of some people I barely know.
>>10157494The reason it went downhill was a change in staff right? So I can’t see it getting better anytime soon
>>10157070So is MCM glasgow. Absolute shitshow
I was at deecon up in dundee last week. Fucking best con i ever went to, quite small but i highly recommend
>>10157660>Wanting actual guestsAmen. I'm so over this 'cosplay guest' BS. When we had Kamui that was pretty awesome because she is well known among cosplayers. She actually makes her stuff and isn't a gatekeeper to her secrets. Sure, she makes money from her books but there isn't anything in them that she doesn't show you in her videos so I have a level of respect for her.A lot of other guests are just there to be costhots or sell prints without bringing anything else to the table.I'm still in awe that we actually had someone like like Matt Mercer. I know he's so much bigger and popular now compared to when he guested for us but I miss being excited about having a guest who had actually done something notable. I miss having guests who would actually hang out with us around the con rather than make appearances and piss off when their time was up.I used to get so excited thinking about what I was going to bring to have them sign but nowadays I don't even care. It's not even worth looking at the guests that go to events like MCM because you can't even get a seflie with them and they charge you ridiculous prices for signatures and pictures if they're popular.
>>10157494HJ have been rinsing up a lot of the dealers that were making a fat stink after the winter show for opinions / suggestions, going so far as to take some of them out for lunch. I've got my lunch invite but I don't really want to go all the way to London for a business lunch... but hey, it looks like they're trying at least? I booked tables for the summer show because they made them so much cheaper than last time.Hopefully someone told the Japanese organisers that you're expected to ask for a discount from the published hiring rates for the Olympia halls and not just automatically pay the full rates like some kind of polite Japanese idiot? Nobody pays those full rates and that's why all their table prices / tickets are normally so high compared to other events there!
>>10157660i agree anon, this is why im looking for conventions that are different from the boring UK ones
>>10157494same anon, im having mix feelings about HJ even though it used to be my favorite con. I have fun hanging out with my friends but other than that its pretty meh.
Play EXPO is on next weekend at Manchester Central, any of You Gulls going?
>>10158025Is it already next weekend? Might turn up for a day but no idea what cosplay I could put on.
>>10157494I wanted to finally make it to HJ this year so hearing this is disappointing desu
>>10158064May 4th and 5th.
>>10158071Well, I guess give it a go. I'm still jaded after having paid for a full weekend pass last November only to see everything within my first hour or two on the Friday. Going by what >>10157898 says it seems like they're doing what they can to improve so maybe this July's will be exceptional again. Can't hurt, even if you only go for a day!I'm planning on only going for a day but I've already taken the weekend off so I'll probably cave and do the whole thing against my better judgement.
no crazy drama set for london mcm with that being a month away now?
For £45.00 (ex VAT) I will laugh at your dick while in cosplay for up to two minutes
>>10158533Do you have a dick yourself?
>>10158636Disappointing not worth the price
>>10158637My apologies, I hope you have a good Saturday evening
>>10158533Will you do it at MCM London? Would it be somewhere private or in public? What cosplay? How do I pay you?
>>10158747Not anon but as a Panty cosplayer I will do it for 50£.
>>10158761Shit that's a good offer. If you were Stocking or Scanty I'd say yes here and now
>>10158779Found the guy without a gyaru fetish.
>>10158796I confess, it's true
>>10158640I hope you get your money from other anons, anon
>>10158747>>10158779sometimes i forget people like this exist, that's not a positive or negative statement
>>10159040I'm half responding in jest. The idea appeals but I don't think I'd really enjoy it in person.
For (an ironic payment of) £45.00 (ex VAT) I will (ironically) laugh at your dick while in cosplay (for the irony) for up to two minutes
>>101592253 levels of irony is too Much for Me. Will you do with two layers for £33. Or keep the irony levels but do it in a cheap Chinese naruto costume you bought from a market stand? One of those black capes with the clouds on it. I forget what they were called.
>>10159468In which case would a DOHOHO or kukuku be better too?
>>10157313they already discounted tables, soon he will probably be giving them away
anyone going to this?
>>10156129anyone going london mcm? I am and I intend to get drunk cause it'll make it funner.
>>10159925I think most of the posters here go, and I'm pretty sure absolutely none of them do it sober
>>10159901He made us sign a NDA with him on this one, but I'm calling it out as I think this is what he's done with many traders to try and hide his hideous takeup for his event. We were given two tables for free. Make of that what you will...
>>10159925are you lewis williams?
>>10159994Maybe the real Lewis Williams was the friends we made along the way.
>>10159988This con is going to be a mess, can’t wait. Having to give away free tables is just... sad
>>10160069fuck OFF ED
>>10160161You can buy viagra for that m8
>>10158025>>10158064Might go, not decided yet. Play Expo normally isn't that great for cosplay and I tend to do cons for cosplay. The GMEX is a good convention centre though as plenty of people hang outside and you don't necessarily have to pay to get in and socialise with people.
>>10159903>AL>runnin outa ticketsdey havin a laff m8s?
>>10159903Why do AL keep trying to advertise their cons on CGL
>>10159903>Hold a convention>Nobody comes
>>10160764Event City was a joke.
>>10160933Now I feel sad for that kid.
>>10160933Me again. I hate this image. I want to go to that kids party ask him about himself and be impressed “wow 7!” Or shit and give him £15.You appear to have awakened some memories in me;;
>>10161314>>10161401Sorry dude. I just wanted to make fun of a convention. The kid's situation is pretty damn sad but it had a happy-ish ending as he got to meet a sports team after the picture went viral. So there's that at least?
>>10160978It was. It’s a good thing they’ve decided to move it closer to the city centre as the GMEX is just the right size for a con like PlayExpo. MCM on the other hand...
How are Wales Comic Con still going? Every year they receive so must hate someone explain
>>10158025>>10158064>>10160764I'll be there, but not cosplaying. I'll meet people if they're around.
Fuck, why is there nothing worth while happening?Is this the end of small time cons?
>>10162492time to pull your finger out and run a new one
so with towers and obayed both attending mcm london will they a.) Fight to the death b.) avoid eye contact with each other as they walk past
>>10162519it's always bYou could lock them in a room together and they'd sit in opposite corners with their thumbs up their asses
>>10162519Towers never even addressed the whole fighting thing and Obayed just wants to look big online. They’ll never actually fight
is anyone going to insomnia i65 this year?for those that aren't familiar with it, it's mostly a gaming festival but there's a huuuge cosplay part to it with prizes and shit for the best onesmy friends and I meet there every year, kinda tempted to do my first ever cosplay but a) none of them partake and b) kinda want to do 9s, but it'd be fucking weird if I solo'd it methinks
Play Expo day one wasn't that bad, scarce number of cosplayers though.
>>10162551>>10162519would be too busy hitting on 14yo kids and offering them photo opportunities.
Any Yorkshire lads going to YCC?
Whats the drama with Anime League? i've been out of the loop for a while but everyone on my facebook hates themall i know is Towers touched a teen or something
>>10163336You are so late to the game or youre bringing up old drama
>>10162499I like going to cons, not organising them.
>>10162877No one is going.
Lets speed this up friends
>>10163344Fuck that live slow my dude
>>10163336Out of the loop by about 10 years
>>10163326It'll just be a waste of money, rather save my cash for getting pissed each weekend like the rest of the Yorkshire population
>>10163336Visit the towers Lolcow thread, which is where most of the autism is contained. It does leak onto here sometimes unfortunately.
>>10163336its all just jealousy because he is successfully running his own cons for years now and even expanding. According to some anons and obayed he is apparently going to be arrested or going bankrupt but after all these years it never happens, i wonder why?
>>10163936I mean, anon has a point. People have been saying for years that the police are dealing with it but if there was genuinely solid evidence why would they be expanding so much and their events looking busy?
>rushing to get cosplay for MCM done
>>10163941The amount of hearsay and rumour people likely throw in any report that might have got submitted will have likely invalidated them almost as quick as he hops to a new target.Weeks are gossipy and stupid, they are far from smart enough to report him without a huge online drama around it.
After years of hearing drama about it, I'm honestly considering going to LAGC. I can't make May MCM and attending isn't really a big financial issue for me. The worst that can happen is that I don't enjoy myself and spend my Saturday doing something other than sleeping through it.Any thoughts? Is it really THAT BAD or do you have to be involved in some serious drama to be bothered by it? I'm fine with cringe.
>>10164281Well here's the thing.The anons are more than likely to say anything to influence you not to go to LAGC, but in truth, we can't stop you. If you wanna go, then go. But as someone who has gone, don't say we didn't warn you, because it IS a total shitshow.More than that, it's a shitshow in MS Paint and Comic Sans.All of this shit about MT hitting on really young girls, and what have you...well it's not like we should ignore it if it is true, because it's uhh...not cool. But that's the thing: if it IS all true, then wtf have the authorities been doing all this time? It's been over 2 years since Baker blew the whistle on him, and it's like more and more fuel is being added to this bonfire, and no-one is arsed to actually do anything about it, except just say "OMG, don't go to AL, lol" over and over again.MT knows this too, and that's why he's still around (and expanding too): because sharing real and actual evidence requires effort, and effort is something the kids who treat this thread like some reliable news source have great difficulty with.So if you wanna go to LAGC, then just go, and see for yourself, and judge for yourself if AL is the barnfire that we all seem to say it is. Heck, if you catch MT hitting on a young girl there, then instead of heading straight to /cgl/, go to somewhere more reliable...and someone who isn't willing to suck his dick for 'con fame'.
>>10164281>>10164423Yeah basically what above anon said. Honestly if it’s the best option for you then it’s worth trying because it IS cheap, and you can just make your own opinion.
>>10164281Yeah what >>10164423 said basically. I dont give a shit about the drama I think it's petty on both ends especially on here and lolcow. BUT I've also been to AL cons and they are a shit show. If you reallllyyy want a cheap con go to it but i can almost guarantee you wont really enjoy yourself unless you're 12-15 years old.personally i dont think AL cons are worth the money, at all. The organisation is too off for me, but like other anon said, go and judge for yourself or save money and go to a con you know you'll enjoy yourself at.
>>10164423>>10164599>>10164904Yeah I mean, my take on it was this: I've been avoiding this con for years because it's ran by MT who is not a nice character. But then I thought, I have no idea who runs MCM and what shady business they might get up to, and yet I still go to that and would probably continue to do so if they were outed as a pedophile. Obviously two wrongs don't make a right, but my moral highground excuse feels flimsy when I put it to the test. The other reason is that I don't even use MCM to the fullest, I feel like I wouldn't notice the drop in quality. I never really take part in anything specifically organised by MCM, I just show up and cosplay. Maybe I'll be immune to the problems other people have with it.I'm tempted to try it out and report back. Either I'll enjoy it and that'll be nice, or I'll have some amusing horror story to share. I think I have a large tolerance for autism and cringy fans so it'll be interesting seeing how far this will test me.
>>10164939MCM is shit so ALshit isn't a huge step down for you anon
>>10164952*MCM gets bought for tens of millions by an international event conglomerate*"It's just as shit as AL"????
So Play Expo Manc has come and gone, in terms of cosplayers attending, not a whole lot to be honest.Cosplay judges in general are kinda whack...
>>10164985who was judging?
>>10164968Expensive things can still be shit. They just have better marketing.
>>10164968MCM is a shit con, all the good stuff happens outside of the event itself
>>10164968Nobody goes to MCM for the con they go because of their friends and the new people they can meet there - the con itself is boring because there’s not much to do.
>>10165289You can stand in a large hall and buy funkopops.
>>10165372Nothing is a bigger "fuck you" to the progress of mankind than the sight of the funko monolith
I go to MCM for the fanheld cosplay meets. When the weather's great you can just stay outside and have fun for most of the day. I do like to tour the stands/artist alley too though. I must say its a lot lot better than anything offered in Belgium. But ofc I have no comparison with any other UK con
>>10165372Oh shit then I’m sold>>10165395Yeah the fan held meets are definitely the best part, which does say a lot about the event itself IMO
>>10165444I must say though that this time the fanheld meets seem to be late in getting advertised? Not 100% sure but I think there was a whole list being put up on the MCM site last year at least 3 weeks before the event and now zilch.Gotta really look for them on FB or even ask in groups. I'm sure they'll pop up as the event nears but the site updating with more and more meets made for a great hype for me last year.
>>10165096Some cosplayer dressed up as one of the For Honor characters, and a Fallout cosplayer I think.
Any y'all mfers got Con Bingo?
>>10165485I noticed this, absolutely nothing on fanmeets which is a real shit as I normally use that to meet people because I attend alone. I don't have Facebook either so that's out of the question too.
>>10164939Actually there was a investigation years and years ago into paedos within the mcm staff ranks and one guy was actually sent down (MT was investigated at the same time). Weirdly nothing came of MT but someone from MCM was sent down.Also I see Obayed Khan has restarted his crusade against AL shared a video of someone one YT and the user pulled the Video and shes ghosting Obayed now do we know what's going on there?
>>10165863Oh? Which MCM staff member was sent down?
>>10165863>ObayedNo one fucking cares about Obayed. He's just a big self posting nobody.
>>10165852I think it was called fringe festival last year? It was a huge list of fan meets and really helped me plan my cosplays. Now FB isn't helping much, everyone's just shouting to the void in the groups whether 'there are other x cosplayers going' etc.
>>10165821>Flavor of the month anime cosplay>Big 3 cosplay>Girl/boyfriend bag bitch (partner in cosplay, bag bitch plain clothes)>80's anime cosplay>paralytic Cosplayer>FUCKING NORMIES>Someone unironicly playing Carameldancen>The radical left>The radical right>Monster Ultra has sold out in nearest store>Ambulance>Photographer picks the worst spot for a photoshoot (fire door, corridor, bathroom floor)>Party dead>Offered mystery drink by strangers>purple lanyard>Bootlegs in dealer room>Facebook drama on con social groupAdd more
>>10165936Suspicious package/abandoned bag scare which turns out to be nothing.
So what's gonna be the hot cosplay this MCM?>Avengers Endgame>new Persona 5 chick in school uniform or phantom outfit>Spiderverse
>>10165972Deadpool with added Pikachu merch
>>10165863She probably just said something then realised it was wrong and didn’t wanna get in shit for it, does it really matter?
>>10165998Just pointing out that hes making a big deal out of her video and now shes removed it shes ghosting him
>>10166148>Ghosting himShe's literally commented on the post, retard.
>>10166194However, she's pretending she didn't remove it herself because it said: "Removed by user". Now she's trying to not be a pussy, but watch fb take her video down in two seconds as facebook hate videos
>>10166200>>>10166194>However, she's pretending she didn't remove it herself because it said: "Removed by user". Now she's trying to not be a pussy, but watch fb take her video down in two seconds as facebook hate videosWait what? She literally deleted her own video and has reposted it on fb claiming it was a take-down? What? Link anon?
>>10166200She's fucking mental
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF0p6ScX-eU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1LptKBYE_sYnT37byDnR0_RJMFpc7-wFhm7uccAzAtF3CD9pcKoWzWfcsIf the video was taken down wouldn't said "This video been taken down", but it doesn't...
She freaked and deleted it because people called her out for having her facts wrong and she can’t handle having people tell her she’s wrong, even it’s the people she supposedly hates and doesn’t care about. And now that even the people “on her side” are calling her out for lying about the video being taken down she’s in full on psycho modeShe’s having a mental breakdown over being called out and it’s fucking hilarious
Honestly I'm kinda happy in a way that uk cons are dying. The "big summer con" aka amecon has always been historically garbage compared to Aya 09 and earlier it went downhill after a staff member died and everyone lost motivation). I've gophered every one for over a decade now and the ops are just a shit fest of no communication and friends with benefits. The only reason to ever go was for the drunken cosplay parties. We all know it wasn't a charity con because Will just pocketed the money to pay for his nice apartment in the city centre.It's funny because back in the mid 00s we used to get real guests (Mercer loved the nightly piss ups) that people had heard of, but now they struggle to get anyone to come because its just so fucking dire. They're not what they used to be and they can't keep up with American conventions that actually feel like real cons with interesting panels, great guests and nice photo opportunities. I've been going to cons around the world and America just somehow gets it right, katsucon and sakuracon are a pleasure to attend. Plus you can buy a gun if you've had enough.MCM isn't a convention by any means, its a dealers hall filled with bootlegs (kek tokyotoys) but somehow manages to at least get guests people give a shit about and gave genuinely interesting panels and events. Nobody gives a fuck if you're cosplaying and if anything your damn skirt is gonna block someone from squeezing past. Not to mention they dont give a shit who pays for the tables so don't bother with the artist's alley because they're all mixed in with the dealers. It's always just walking around the same room for 4 hours before fucking off to nandos before the public transport goes to shit. Even then if you want big names jump on the eurostar and go to Japan Expo, same thing but on such a huge scale you can fap to ghibli or shigeru miyamoto. Heck shoot me in the foot now but the French actually shower between each day and the cosplays are stellar.
Wait. No one shilled the discord.Cool kids onlyhttps://discord.gg/JjadjRV
>>10166229Yeah because discord started banning every group relating to the chans because some numbnuts in NZ did a nono and everyone is pol.>>10166218That (aya) staff member died in 2005. It’s why every aya and minami has donated to the British heart foundation.
>>10166208AL probably tried to claim it with defamation like they've done to all the other videos like Tim Nur's so she took it down and posted it on Facebook instead
>>10166218>Will just pocketed the money to pay for his nice apartment in the city centre.I remember meeting Will from Amecon and him showing me his room. At the time I saw all the nice things he had there and thought "you're a grad student on a loan how are you affording all this?". Seems now we know.Is anyone aware incidentally that "not for profit" companies can pay their directors any salary? It's like how charities can pay their organisers 10s of thousands to run them. The "not for profit" thing is a joke in the anime community and a full on scam that needs properly revealing. js
>>10166269Did you read the link? "Deleted by user". Ie: Her.
>>10166270My dad works for Nintendo and he told me the same.
>>10166270Certainly explains how some charities (and not for profits) get away with a lot of their proceeds being wasted on "admin". Are the books to Kitacon and Amecon even public? Can we see how much goes where? It all feels very dodge to me where the cost is about £50 a head at 1400 attendees on a venue that surely does not cost that much? How can they *not* be making a profit unless they're giving their top few staff a cut?
>>10166218you claim will pocketed the money? Do you mean amecon cos he isnt the chairman so that makes no sense.... and what did he do?
>>10166283just saying.. which will do you mean?!
>>10166271Their claims only block the video in the UK, not delete. She probably deleted it herself after it got claimed hence why it's now on Facebook instead
>>10166283The guys samefagging with nonsense anyway. Unless all the huge charity cheques and having that spokesperson for a local charity come on and thank people for last years donations with a really depressing video at the opening ceremony at Keele once have been a cunning ruse!As for the books. I’m fairly certain years ago you could could get a breakdown of costs/budget from the event if you asked or it was posted anyway. Venue hire for Warwick is like 30k. Tech hire etc another 20k, then insurance, guests and so on. I remember reading a breakdown of costs on a Facebook thread posted by someone on a committee (I forget which) to do with the “drama” of hibanacon not being able to afford to pay its guests even though small cons in America literally 10 times the size can.
>>10166288> Tech hire 20kBullshit.
>>10166295that stage ain't cheap
>>10166299Nor is it broadway. The Treasurer who actioned that should either have been sacked or looked in to for fraid.
>>10166287It didn’t get claimed I had just started watching and it froze so I refreshed and it had been deleted. Anyone have a link to the fb one?
>>10166340She's too chicken-shit to post it anon. She's just claiming she will to avoid Obayed calling her out on it
>>10166300You're not putting a Broadway show for £20k are you? You realise it's 3 days running multiple rooms across a large-ish campus. That shit isn't cheap.
>>10166285There was only one Will who's acted as Ame chair. It's not hard to find.
>>10166347It's on FB, I just watched it. Not going to post a link here because Towers in lurking around and waiting to spam reports to take it down again.
>>10166471>Its on FB yet no one can find ithmmmmmm
>>10165929You sound like towers, stop being mean to ob, pic related
>>10165972Might see a few Chika's from Kaguya-Sama. Maybe even see a few dances.
>>10166218Just go to AX, ALA or Colossal instead, you'll have a better time than every Expo in the UK combined. The americans know how to drink better either way.
>>10165972League KDA groupslooking forward to counting them at the League meets. Interesting to see if they beat the Star Guardian numbers
>>10166218Japan Expo kinda sucks honestly, the location is just a huge warehouse and once you're in for the day you can't go out and come back in until the next day. Only exterior areas you can go to are a small overcrowded patios and some empty concrete bit between two buildings. If you live in France it's fine but I don't think it's worth travelling to from abroad unless it's for the ECG.
>>10166543It's fun and he deserves it. Plus if even that level of attention fuels his autistic desires to be noticed all the time then he won't stop regardless.I'm just going to keep calling him (and the other mcm group fuckwads) a cunt on both here and fb happily
>>10166528nice try, Towers, but I'm not going to link it here for you haha
>>10166639French anon here, it also became normie central and it's decaying a bit more every year.Not worth travelling except if there's a guest you really, really want to see IMHO.
>>10166719oh my god not everyone is towers?? if she’s that scared of it getting reported can’t she just block the people from AL? what’s the point in making a video calling something out if it’s bloody private
>>10166754If you want the FB link then message her for it you coward
>>10166762What’s her name on fb?
>>10166613I agree anon, also recommend Katsucon or Dragoncon too.
>>10166788>>10166799Been 5 times to Dragoncon now, and it really is worth it, for a 5-day nonstop party. Even if you wanna relax and get away from the noise, you're good to go. Bring deodorant though, cos you don't wanna be sick on the flight home (like me one time).It's no anime con, as it covers everything you can think of, and I mean everything. They even have some panels for British shows (cos they think they know British TV and shit more than us lol).There's a serious fight for on-sight hotel rooms though, so prolly best to find a place elsewhere. Plus the people there really know how to drink and party.Save your pennies and go there. Sounds like I'm just one big ad for the con, but I don't care. I love going (when I can afford it), so more Brit gulls that go, the better.
>>10166663Speaking of which, how is obayed's best buddy on the mcm group Beth anyway? She/he sounds like a clusterfuck waiting to happen
>>10166814Still as fuck ugly and all around disgusting as ever, though a lot more people seem to just be calling her out and trolling on all her posts.I'm assuming a good chunk of the people making sly trans comments will be anons from the last thread who read about that.Phi seems to have fucked off a lot more now too, guess being forced to delete their fake account hurt thier fee fees
>>10167036Any screenshots of this? I prefer not to have to search through the cancer that is the mcm group as it currently is
>>10167042I'll grab it next time it pops up if I remember, unless the last load of insults shut her up for a bit.
>>10167042>>10167036Dont have screenshots but i remember she started a thread about what to do if someone sends a dick pic with some meme pic. One of the comments said "do you show them yours?"
>>10165972>My Hero Fadamia cosplay groups...>Tons of Spidermen...>Whatever is hot trash...
>>10167262But spidergwen is muuuh diiick if it’s on someone thin with dem hips. So i don’t mind seeing them.
>>10167262I expect lots of fat 'dad bod' spidies being lazy and wearing terrible morph suits and a primark jacket.
>>10167554Should go perfectly with the gross hamplanets trying to cosplay as sexy female anime characters
>>10167598omg cosplay is for everyone!
>>10167606The fucking leg
>>10167554the real new fat dad bod cosplay guessing game is 'is it supposed to be Thor, is it the dude, is it both?'
so how cringe exactly would it be to get a tat done at mcm
>>10167638Depends on the tat
>>10167638Get a pickle Rick. Fucking timeless that is, like koi carp
>>10167637Guess the gender has always been a staple when seeing fat cosplayers. The new fat dad bob just means we have to guess if it is the same person you saw before or not.
>>10167638Do you mean have one done at an actual studio during your mcm trip, or are you saying you are dumb enough to let someone tattoo you in a random hotel room when they are likely drunk?
>>10167665get it done at mcm, by one of the 14 tat artists they have thereas in pros that you book an apt with, not a rando you share a room with
>>10167666if i was to get one i would do over the top screaming and crying as people walk past
>>10167606>>10167637If you dont look like this irl you shouldnt cosplay
>>10167726another unrealistic body image for women
>>10167666That's fair then if they have artists who have properly set up areas, I'd say get one if you want one. Book a slot and get whatever you please, it's no different than any other time.
>>10167726You can't pretend that overweight people in cosplays don't generally look disgusting. Sure the odd one has an amazing outfit, but most are tacky and just end up making them more of an eyesore than usual.
>>10167775Mate, you seem to have the impression that I was being sarcastic.
>>10167743My eyes are bleeding.....
>>10167789My bad lad, in which case then yeah I agree.
>>10167606I saw these on my Facebook news feed and were not sure how to react
>>10167743isn't this the sunnycon guy
>>10167813They cropped up in the mcm group, someone rightly called the tog out about it being a shit example of cosplay and trying to claim it as 'Gotham city sirens' was a joke.
>>10167638I once got so drunk in an American con I asked an artist to tattoo a Pickle Rick on my privates.To my surprise the absolute madman actually did it.Woke up the next day with one of my best friends. My friends kept calling me pickle prick after that incident. Sufficed to say I don't hang out with these people anymore. Still have to explain the tattoo to dates.TL;DR don't get tattoos in cons they will ruin your life.
>>10167860this can't be real please say this isn't real
>>10167860You're going to have to prove this now.
>>10167637This sounds like a real likely cosplay for upcoming cons since it means you can just turn up in normie clothes and kids will be like "omg-you're-thor-i-love-thor-lol" in the most autistic way possible.
>>10167860Prove it cunt
>>10167860Show us your willy!
>>10167860>>10168530y-yeah, show us your dick, we dont like liars around here!
>>10167743I see Tucker's hungry for attention again
>>10169327When isn’t he? He’s one of the biggest attention seekers out there
So Joe Black has been sacked off from MCM and the MCM expo group is shutting down wew lad
>>10169692>>10169695Joe set up an alternative group under the same name but I imagine reedpop will ask him to change the name of it in future.
Never mind found it myself. For everyone interested in all of the comments his page is public
>>10169697Sorry posted at the same timeApparently he’s blocked from the group too so it’s clearly not on good terms. Wonder what happened?
I thought that Reedpop buying MCM would improve things, but so far I haven't seen anything to indicate that. They've gotten rid of the face of MCM and I've heard that people can't get onto the Pop Asia stage unless they're acts from previous years or sponsored. The whole idea of that stage is that it was meant to be somewhere they could put skits or performers which couldn't get into the main masq because anyone competing for a competition got priority. I don't think that the amount of bootlegs has gone down since either. I mean I knew that MCM was shit but I didn't think it could get any worse either.
I'm not surprised Reedpop let him go. I'll admin his attitude changed a little after the buy out but if we are honest about things he wasn't a fair admin, he always took sides with his clique and publicly shamed users who contacted him with issues towards other users in the group.Reedpop are doing a good job distancing themselves with someone like that. Thats not to say they couldnt have handled it better.
>>10169700Regarding the PopAsia stage; even some of the better known performers in the country who have performed there several times are getting ignored. Quite a few people have been complaining about it behind closed doors
>>10169709Yes got to agree he sucked Obayeds cock and wasn't a fair admin some people are saying in the comments that 'he changed cosplay for the better". Really? It is a shame though and I'm just wondering who'll replace him.
Reedpop taking this decision is not unexpected - a big company their size can not afford to take the responsibility and potential lawsuits and investigations that the trolls on there open up. It'd be very easy to imagine a newspaper running an expose in to "online bullying at Comic Con" from that group
I heard expos are cancelled after July Manchester's?
The memefags from the big MCM Expo will be migrating to the comfy small group now. :^(
>>10169735Was this ever disputed though?I never got what he was meant to have done beyond survived in a toxic scene for longer than most have the energy to.
>>10169688They're probably trying to create/promote a certain image that he does not fit.That, or it's trash all the old crew to avoid any potential harassment allegations from years ago cropping up. This way they are clean of any community accusations.
>>10169830>trash all the old crew to avoid any potential harassment allegations from years ago cropping upI'd believe this more, actually. Big con in London means more Hollywood names want to guest, means keeping a squeaky clean image and backstory to impress them, means more people through the turnstiles, means more profit.
>>10169961I agree this is 100% more likely, and it sort of includes the first bit in having a clean image. But you will see them recruit from outside of the immediate community to fill any required positions rather than finding someone who happened to know the right guy when a spot needed filled.They'll keep it cleanStrict contractsNDAs (though they had those before)new faces to confidently bring in big namesAnd you won't have guests and staff partying with attendees anymore, not for free anyway.
>>10169737If they banned a select few the group would be alot better, obayed, phi, bethany first and then all the obayed wannabes like scott hanson
>>10170032Does this mean Obayed becomes less of an MCM celeb after this?
>>10169968While this is likely their plan I feel you're giving Reedpop far too much credit here.. They've effectively caused their events a lot of short and medium term damage for *maybe* some long term gain later down the line (assuming everyone hasn't already jumped ship to something else by then).
>>10170036It might impact his posting reach in the short term, but you know his need for attention will make him just join all the mildly related to mcm groups he can to post in.>>10170047I might be giving them too much credit, but it's based off of the american fear of lawsuits over any basic accusation, rather than good bussiness decisions, they will just want rid of anyone who might have any link to a sexual harassment complaint, and 13 years in the scene means you will have known at least 1 or 2 accused people on a personal level at some point.
>>10170052Sounds like Reedpop have uncovered some behind the scenes shit that they're now trying to bury as quickly as possible Deleting the group and sacking their cosplay and de-facto community head 9 days before their biggest event of the year.. yeah that's panic and certainly not planned.
>>10169688Mcm Facebook community was a dumpster fire about a dumpster fire. It's a miracle it's lasted this long.
>>10170070it was cosplaying cancer
>>10170063Are you saying Joe was not as squeaky clean as he liked to portray?This would be most interesting if true as I'd love to see Obayed explode on that one.
>>10170338Removing their head of community and cosplay, banning him from the group and suspending the group.. all with 9 days to go with no official statement or explanation from either mcm or even Joe himself.. (with Joe also saying he won't be attending the event)There's two likely reasons -1. Something very dodgy has been uncovered or suspected and reedpop have panicked2. Reedpop, a massive company with other event experience have lost their minds and somehow think after keeping the group open for nearly two years since buying think it's a good idea to close it at a time with a week to go where it'd cause maximum issues.. as opposed to more simply doing it say next month when people wouldn't be so bothered.Which do you think it is? I mean it could be the second one, reedpop don't seem the smartest lot, but the first option can't be entirely ruled out can it? Do we know if reedpop have ever done something as stupid as this with any of their other events before? Or is this a first?
>>10170385You guys are putting way too much weight behind this decision. MCM is way bigger than a dumb FB group and will continue to survive, it's a huge normie draw and a couple of the FB normies deciding to not go isn't going to have a big effect. The sad part is the MCM scene is good containment for the shit tier members of the scene that might start thinking about attending actual cons now which we really don't want.
>>10170385Maybe they didn’t like his hair and lack of lips and they will open a new forum with a much better looking team more inline with the image they wish to project.
The new group that Joe made is already back to how the old one was. Maybe Joe got pulled because he never sorted masquerade prizes out fast enough. Know a lot of people who were waiting months and even years for their trophies/prize money. Not sure where all of that money went to.
>>10170407Lining Obayed and Michael Towers pockets. This is all a big conspiracy and the 3 are actually best buds who are laundering money.Towers from AL eventer, Joe from MCM, Obayed was the frog faced spacker who was the key to this heist. He caused the drama and rift between the community so no one would be suspicious what the 3 of them are actually up to.
Onions are shit
>>10170449 Eat them for the testosterone boost my fellow mgtowers.
>>10170429it all makes sense now
>>10170466Conspiracy theories bought to you courtesy of Charming Sushi
>>10170466I thought so to, cannot believe it could be any other reason
>>10170399No one is saying the facebook group is a special/magical place that is somehow the center of mcm. They are just pointing out that locking the group down and chucking Joe aside to the point he he doesn't know if he will be at mcm in a week is bad bussiness practice, especially for a group who knows this info will get around. It means it can only be because they are trying to change a few specific things fast.Does it not seem odd to you that Joe doesn't even know if he will be at mcm at all, not even just working for them but actually be showing up at all.They might be just removing all old crew people and fixing the mcm image in general, but they also might be doing preventative work on potential harassment stuff
>>10170514>>10170514Isn’t it his full time job moderating the forum and being all community n shit as well as the on the day hosting?
>>10170535If that was his full time job then I can see why they sacked him he was fucking terrible at it
Joe is still listed as Community Manager on MCM Central
CosXpo was suprisingly underwhelming. I want London MCM to be good but it hasn't been for 3 years now. If it wasn't for my mates I wouldn't go. Anyone I should be wary of at the Fox this year?
Glad to see the back of Joe Black. Dude used to have sperg outs about people's grammar because spelling somehow reflected badly on a "public group" . Of course all the trolling and trannie drama was fine though. Dude's a spineless, shitheel.
>>10170557If anything I've seen more people say they aren't going than going. We won't see Lewis so no drama there. Spooner, but that autistic prick is nothing special. I'm guessing just see overweight cosplayers thinking they are good? And watch out for Obayeds dying harem of unattractive girls.
>>10170553that website also lists several people who have left soooooooo
>>10170569Why the fuck do the costhots enable Lewis? He's been caught trying to grab girls and got banned from MCM but people are still react to him and the rich nigerian twat David like "be patient he has autism" like that's a good excuse.
>>10170593Sweet, I have autism too. Going to go grab some oust lads. Wish me luck.Might shit in a bin too because I have a autism protection spell meaning I can’t be held accountable for any of my actions.
>>10170569Towers is going again to this mcm so that could be a fun moment to witness.
>>10170637That auto corrected from pussy.
>>10170640Oh snap, that totally slipped my mind.'New management' at MCM could mean his past activities bigging up AL events there could just be all forgotten.Then again, it's not like London MCM has enough unpleasant perv attendees; one more won't hurt.
>>10170704Joe said after MCM Birmingham when photos of him went around that he was never actually banned from attending
Towers asked my 16yo cousin if she could volounteer for LAGC as an extra curricular activity and if they could talk about it over coffee
>>10170771Unlike others, do you actually have a screenshot this time anon?
>>10170771Towers asked my dog if they could be a cat. He said there be a free LAGC ticket for them.
>>10170729The only person who is actually banned from MCM is Lewis. Security have pictures of him an are told what he's done.
>>10170771If you’ve no proof then don’t even bother. This is probably just Joe or Obayed trying to get the focus off them lel
>>10170831>>10170802>o-obayed framing me again!You're not fooling anyone, mike.
>>10170841Ok, so no screenshots then.
>>10170849>molest someone>"s-screenshot or fake!?!11"Damn
>>10170874Oh yes it's completely fine to take an anonymous person online at their word.Michael Towers sent me messages asking to fuck me. I don't have a screen shot of it but take my word.Sorry but if something happens online it's not difficult to take a screen shot for evidence nor is it too much to expect people to do.
>>10170831I wouldn't be surprised if one of Obeyeds collection of hang arounds lurked here just to let him know when Towers name is dropped so he drop in and throw shit around again.Sorry bucko, I'm going to go out of my way to keep having everyone calling you an autist throughout the thread.
>>10171195But but- Obayed apparently never visits 4chan!
>>10171253Hey! Wanna join my fight club?
>it's an Obayed/Towers wank episode
Redpill me on Reedpop who the fuck are they abd how are they ruining the shitheap that is MCM.
>>10171324Big US event company, owns a lot of shit outside of pop culture events and they are imposing rules and regulations behind the scenes that MCM has been lacking since it was started. Or you know just google it.However moving MCM in any direction, good or bad takes months or even years.
anon from portugal here. i've never been to a con, and wanna go to a con in August, so i was thinking of heading to the uk, but soon as i enter the thread you're all talking that it's shit... is it really that bad? bad enough for not even someone with no con experience want to go? I wanted UK cuz I've got free stay (family living there) and i speak english fluently, as opposed to other countries.
>>10171465All the cons in the UK with the exception of AnimeLeague events are fine desuMost Britgulls are just salty.
Anyone going to YCC?Might see what its all about...
>>10171479They can be fine. Just avoid all the bullshit tribal drama from facebook social groups.
>>10170567What was the tranny drama?
>>10171465Britgulls, much like the american ones are just ol and cranky people so dont take anything here too seriously. i swear they have to be as old as predator mike.
I had a lot of fun at YCC. There was just a group of BNHA cosplayers just being a nuisance to cosplayers and being inappropriate touching them and interacting with them.
>>10171465Go to America instead, you'll have much more fun
>>10173080Are you paying for their plane tickets and hotel then?>>10171465Gulls here are salty but MCM is a fine con, I make the trip from France and I haven't regretted it