Florida General #We're bad at countingWhat's everyone's plans for Metro and Supercon or any other upcoming cons down the line?What cosplays are everyone working on?Don't you lot just love our fucking weather?https://discord.gg/SwJ4bE
I'm going to superconAnyone else going to the Lolita Fashion Show?It was alright the last time I went.Hopefully it's not hotter than all hell at miami beach but I know that it probably will be.
https://discord.gg/tZBEKS6Perma link to the discord oops
>>10203484I liked it last time I went. I want to say last year? Each girl had a nice coord and there was a good variety up there.I'm ready to fucking melt.
>>10203495It's being organized by a different lolita in the SFL comm this year but I hope it'll go well anyway.And yeah I don't even wanna fucking go outside rn.I need to buy a couple of things for my cosplay still but I'm dreading this heat.
>>10203496That should be interesting but hopefully they know what they're dong. I like to think the SFL comm is pretty quality from what I've seen.
Work in progress continuing on the XOF helmet. Next comes cutting holes in the shell to match the in-game pattern.
>>10203626clean your floor
it's so hot out wff
>>10203484I might go and pop my head in.I'm going to go to Supercon with a bottle of fabreeze in my bag to combat the nerd funk.
>>10204287ngl, not a bad idea, is travel sized febreeze a thing
>>10204295Apparently it is.
Pretty excited for Super this year with ReedPOP owning it now. Now just a little over a week left...
>>10204481From what I've seen on the schedule it's pretty muted and family friendly. There's hardly any 18+ panels and activities.
>>10204297time to hit up dollar tree and buy some travel sized deodorants to hand out lmao.maybe soap too
All of Supercon’s late night stuff is now gone lol. I think the latest panel starts at like 10:30. Some of their nighttime nsfw panels in recent years were actually pretty good. Thank you REEEEEEdpop.
Here he banned himself.We can now have a decent Florida cosplay server. It won’t just be 4chan related.https://discord.gg/d6yK6zV
Why were those two retards running a /cgl/ server in the first place if they're not interested in conventions.
Press F, he was a retard but he was a retard with integrity. He died on the cross for our sins.
>>10204809Then why are you posting it on 4chan instead of IG
>>10204831Pretty sure they mean it won't be 4chan exclusive.
>>10204831It’s not going to be 4chan exclusive but since it’s constantly requested here it’s been added.It will be on IG and other social media as well.
Hey everyone, I know there's been a lot a of talk of discord servers, so I figure the more the merrier. I've decided to create the state's premier cosplay discord exclusively premiering for /cgl/. There are already a few of us here, so hop on and introduce yourselves.https://discordapp.com/invite/CPEHddG
>>10204840Yes, everybody who has a potential interest in your hobbies, fuck off. We don't want people who could possibly become a part of our community!Relax. I'm not a mod on the server anymore or anything. You can have your bottle and get tucked in at night knowing that the evil monster Derby has been taken care of.
>>10204876Sorry you got demodded Derby. Next time don't try to run a discord server for a community you know nothing about and try to pass it off by saying you're interested in it.
>>10204882I asked to be demodded. If you never touch water you'll never figure out if you like to swim. There's nothing wrong with trying to create or join a community in good faith. Let me say sorry to you that I've had such a profound impact on your mental state, and I'm glad that you managed to survive the evil wave of tyranny that I apparently brought down on you.
>>10204876>>10204882>>10204892Drama is nice and all, but can we all just get back to joining my server here? I'm trying my hardest to improve this community since its so obviously in desperate need.>>10204866Hop on y'all
>>10204892>If you never touch water you'll never figure out if you like to swim.If you want to see what the community is like, try actually attending a con? Cosplay and talk to people? Jumping straight to running a discord server when you have no experience in the hobby is like someone starting an anime club when they don't watch anime because they want to learn more about anime.
>>10204910>posts this autistic babble>gets mad when people don't want him running a serverI hope your racist incel bestie Tohno can drive you home!
>>10204876>Yes, everybody who has a potential interest in your hobbies, fuck off. We don't want people who could possibly become a part of our community!
>>10204768Ozeu was an autistTohno was subversive
How does everyone think Supercon is going to be different now that Big-Dick-Broder has handed off the reigns?
>>10205194No idea, but it gets less wholesome every year
>>10203475So this is an actual /cgl/ discord>>10204857And this is someone's personal cosplay server?
So um there's like 4-5 fl cgl servers? Which one is the good one? i dont really want to be in a server that has staff that actively promotes drama or is full of incels and creeps
>>10205424gotchu>>10203475>>10203492>>10205454is actually /cgl/It's being run by someone who's ran a bunch of /cgl/ florida meets at cons in the past.>>10204809this one is for normies/instagram (used to be run by Tohno)>>10204866this one is a meme don't join it lol
>>10205418>>10205512If it was a personal server it wouldn’t be open to the public now would it? And we all know there’s more normies on cgl based on the people that have joined these servers through here.
>>10205501Imagine being that much of a two faced ladder climbing cunt that after strong arming one server and taking it over, you move on to the next and try to roll your fat barrel shaped body over and try to smother the others.
>>10205558holy shit lol
>>10205528>normies imagine being so detached from internet culture that you think 'normie' is some term that only describes people that wear jeans and t shirts to conventions
>>10205690>OzeuThat ain't me m8. Those two banned me from their server when it was created, thankfully, so I'm not sure what the drama is about. I've just heard that Tohno has as much autism as I do.
>>10203475Wore a thick velvet cape to the fashion show last year, and let me tell you, i dont think it was that hot inside. BUT this year so far, i did all of my usual activities, riding bikes, and going to the Hatsume Fair-- I lasted barely an hour of the shit. This is some next level heat this year. God save all of our burando for when the next hurricane disaster strikes due to this extreme heat come August and wash all of our closets away This year I'll be doing a more historically-accurate coord, if this damned DHL gets here before then.
>>10205729?????? I don’t think I am who you think I am. Have sex and maybe your vitriol will subdue, incel.
>>10205764>get laid by highschool age girlsI'd rather remain a virgin than be a pedo.
What does cgl think of my in progress cosplay? I'm hoping to finish it in time to compete at Holmat. Do you think I have a chance since I'll be entering as a novice?
>>10205906>non-metal hoops>planks seem to be in three parts instead of a single long curve>cheap polyester tie>no sock gartersI need to get my current living situation straightened out so I can decide if Holmat is in my budget or not.
hi daily reminder that even though there is tons of drama, you are all wholesome ppl
I roasted Las with a Elon musk boring company flame thrower. Ask me anything.
>>10206687You have some serious autism my dude.I'm glad you guys banned me and I didn't get to know you
>>10206895You should have seen the shit that the janny removed. I don't know why she wants her blood, but lmao. BTW for the retard who is very angry at Las, this is you in the pic. :)
How is everyone enjoying supercon, I sure am glad I chose this over AX
>>10212562I can't tell if this is sarcastic because why would you choose Supercon over AX.
The costume contest lets out at 9:30, so let's have the meet outside the main events ballroom at around 9:45 - 10. From there we can decide on food but there are tons of options on south beach.
>>10212819Not sure if this was clear since it's not yet 9:30 but this is for Saturday, not tonight.
>>10212819On Saturday right?
Did the meetup happen? I hope it did, have lots of fun guys
No one posts photos of stuff they saw or did in this thread?
My friend is convinced this is a guy but honestly in this day and age I'm honestly not sure if he's right or wrong
And I'm not 100% sure but I think this is the same person and was being referred to as "Zack"
>>10215036Tfw my husbando is only cosplayed by gross fatties
>>10215036>No one posts photos of stuff they saw or did in this thread?I guess
>>10215605thats all I did
Hey guys, the meet up at Metro will take place at 7pm on Saturday between the escalators
>>10215040>>10215043Looks like an androgynous looking girl, but either way, would smash.
>>10215870based. Anyway, is anyone actually going to/considering Metro this year? Feels like it would be better to just wait for AFO and Holmat. Last year was a ghost town most of the weekend; I don't see why they won't just downsize to a smaller venue.
>>10216215Last year was so dead, I was wondering why I didn't pull the plug already. Until they downsize or become what they used to be, I'm not going back.
>>10216215I've only gone a few years and honestly, it's not fun. Even when I went in 2008 for my first year, I honestly went home sad because I didnt have fun. AFO and Holmat are more lively, especially with late night content. Those are my planned ones for the year.
I'm looking for a Cosplay discord to join and make friends here in FL. What's a good one with no drama?
>>10217364There isn't one. Don't waste your time. You'll regret ever talking to these people.
How's Metrocon going so far?
>>10205558HOLY FUCK!You are my hero!
>>10206673I love you, See Jee El <3
How is everyone else liking metro? I went to the rave last night and got my dick sucked by a toga cosplayer, so im having a great time.
>>10220751Ouch, that sounds pretty painful.
Anyone got pics of the cowboy sasuke getting arrested?
>>10220751She wasn't dressed in pet play gear, was she?Also I heard the discord server was gonna be hijacked by some SJW Cosplayer. Good thing ya all stopped it.
Going tomorrow to Metrocon to see friends I haven't seen in like...4 years.I'll be dressed in a Nero Claudius shirt and wearing my Shirou wig just because if any of you gulls wanna say howdy.
Who is at the costume contest? How's it look? Any good contenders?
>>10215607Oh look the faggot that did not make his own shit.
>>10221460The girl who won had a pretty crazy shipgirl rig held up by magnets, looked heavy
Everything you need to know about Metrocon summed up in one pic. Fuck you give us your money.
>>10222763>FUCK YOU! PAY ME!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c3bhh8fqYs
>>10217364The one in the OP is pretty decent, its best around con times and good for finding rooms
I missed Metro this year and honestly, I can't even say I wanted to go. After a year of stupid bullshit drama on Facebook, I'm glad I missed it.
Huh...Supercon didn't even record their costume contests even though they had cameras rolling...
>>10223453Yeah, this one definitely confused me. They also apparently told someone they'd have videos available so that person never tried filming on their own, and then they replied to an email after the con saying they weren't planning on releasing them.
>>10223214What happened?>>10222763I went one day and it was$40...what the fuck. Plus they kept doing stupid identity politics at closing ceremonies. Fucking idiots.Conventions ain't political platforms
>>10221988Neat. Knew there had to be something behind it to make it worth winning and didn't look like foam. >>10222763Yikes but in a not left-wing fashion>>10223831They plan on continuing that into next year, too. Safe spacing the convention from what I hear.
>>10224167According to the judges there was a lot of things. I think she made her own wig too
I really want to go to a con again, last time was AFO 2016, super experienced first timer. I had 0 money and some cheap cosplays i threw together and overall, i felt unwelcome. is this because i had 0 friends with me?? how do i feel more comfortable at conventions here in florida, what is the most comfortable (with a lot of stuff to do without being in a giant fandom) convention here??i really struggle to find a con that actually has something interesting to do anymore.please someone tell me how to have a good time at a convention.
>>10225562>>10225564Conventions are all awful without friends, so try and make some. Maybe look for a group on the discord or find some friendly nerds at an anime club.
>>10229479Whether you have fun or not by yourself depends on the person, tbf. I went to Holmat and AFO alone last year and had a great time. Got to go to whatever panels I wanted to whenever and could actually take my time in the AA/Dealer's room, didn't have to babysit drunk idiots the whole weekend. It was nice. >>10225562Cosplaying popular fandoms is a quick way to make fast friends, but even in those you get ditched unless your cosplay stands out. My advice is to plan ahead, look at panels you want to go to and make the time to go and fully immerse yourself.
>>10229479Agreed. Although I've gone to several cons with "friends" and ditched them because they're boring and rather stare and talk shit about people. On top of that every con has the same vendors and artists selling the same shit. I fucking hate every event, it's so tiresome and it makes me mad. It's a cookie cutter money trap.
Will there be another FL con worth going to this year?>t. on a budget
>>10223831Alex saying that "Man" in "Man vs Machines" sounded too gendered is the cringiest shit I've ever seen a con owner say.It topped my cringe-meter more than an invited cosplay guest at another convention say "I'm not really into anime" while dressed as an anime character at their closing ceremonies.Alex is the last of the toxic old-guard that needs to go. He's tying so hard to bury his past and act like he's some kind of paragon of wokeness and morality. Not fooling anyone, faggot.
>>10231623Alex is trying to deflect attention away from the fact that they forced his partner, Nick, out of the con and out of the business. He wants to blame Nick for the sex and drinking parties that are a large part of the con's bad reputation. Alex wants everyone to forget the fact that even if he wasn't participating in them (which he usually was) that he knew about them and turned a blind eye. The truth is that he's no better than Nick and is desperate to hide that fact.
moving to the jacksonville area soon from out of state. what are the big cons for florida? I'm from texas so traveling will be better than driving through a state itself to go to another city
>>10234882You're still going to be traveling for hours. Orlando is almost 2 hours away. Tampa is 3-4 hours away. Miami is almost 5 hours.
>>10234882The only Florida con that's really worth going to is Holmat in Orlando, which is 2h away from Jacksonville.
>>10234882Sounds like you're better off just going to Georgia cons at this point if you're looking for actual quality. Holmat is good in state but consider Anime Weekend Atlanta, and you have Momocon to go to instead of Megacon if you'd rather go to an anime con over comics.
Hey senpaitachi. Dropping by to for some shameless promotion.
>>10234959>>10235036*laughs in texan* it takes eight hours for me to drive out of my state at this point, 2 hours sounds amazingly nice
>>10234882>moving to the jacksonville areaRun
Anybody doing Otakufest? It's small but its right down the street from me and was thinking of going.
>>10237510Why, yes. Actually I am, and on both days. What remains to be seen is if my faggot friend actually will or not. Even if he does, I'm certain he won't have his costume ready in time. Unfortunate.
Just got back home from AFO.For the first time in years iv'e just outright left early and genuinely felt like I shouldn't have gone. From the occasional Tumblr/SJW feeling virtue Signal Panels to THE SAME FAT FUCK ASSHOLE MANGA BOOTH GUY to the cringy cancer and honestly just low energy feeling.And another thing that bothered me is that two people I follow said they didn't even get a reply back about a dealer booth and they sell Gundam Kits/Toku stuff like Kamen Rider/Super Sentai and once again there was like ZERO Toku stuff in the Vendor Room but the same like 6 people there from every single year with the same shit. . It's like "yea this is AFO, but fuck it feels low"I felt genuinely Disappointed..I don't know man I'm just hoping Matsuri is better,
>>10238775>THE SAME FAT FUCK ASSHOLE MANGA BOOTH GUYNever done AFO but I'm willing to lay down 50 cents that I know who you're talking about.
>>10238776He runs a specific manga booth almost every con and every year and he talks down tot he female helpers, is an aggressive shitbag and NOBODY likes him.
>>10238780I haven't seen him recently, so I can't really give a description. What stands out is greasy, unkempt hair. Definitely know he runs a manga booth though. Think I remember him once being an ass about DVD pricing. What sucks is I took a stealth shot of him once and don't know where it ended up. Are you ever at cons in South Florida? That's where I know him from.
>>10237510I will be going both days.
>>10235077NAYRT but I’m also Jax area, any good close-ish Georgia cob recommendations?
>>10239356Honestly I'm in south Florida so I'm probably not much help, I just make sure to go to Anime Weekend Atlanta each year because it's worth. Dragon*Con is also great, also in Atlanta.
Do lolita-style bathing suits exist? You'd think there'd be plenty of demand for them. https://otakumode.com/shop/593e482dba0469f43038c4dc/Swankiss-AP-Lolita-Swimwear
>>10239494Brands such as jane marple, bsstb and meta have released bathing suits in the past. Rose maire soir have a cute one in stock right nowhttps://www.wunderwelt.jp/en/fleur/products/m-01946I'm sure there's other swim suits in the similar style on taobao.
>>10237510Nah fuck that. All south FL cons are cancer.
>>10238784I like it when you say "yup", baby <3
Otakufest is next weekend. As well as Dragoncon in GA. Anyone here going to either of those?
>>10245527Yes, Otakufest on both days, as you'll see above. You'll also find whoever posted that never bothered responding, though.
>>10237510>>10238565>>10239119>>10245527Ok, including myself (second post here) this is four people who are going, or at least interested. Will anyone else involved speak up in the next week to confirm? Guess I'll have to wait and see.
Are arda wigs good? I really like GLW, but they never restock anything. I like thick wigs.
>>10245851Arda's really gone down a lot in quality control over the past couple of years. When you get something good, it's good, but sometimes you just get shit. Additionally, their restocks are so few and far in between that a ton of people end up buying their Ardas secondhand. Lately I've been using EpicCosplay instead.
Are there any decent cons in the Panhandle? I've gone to Pensacon every year but it's kinda shit
>>10245786Quite a few people are going as far as I know. Why do you want an exact bodycount lol
>>10246643Well desu...I was an idiot and didn't plan ahead properly. I have two costumes for each day but only one where I'll be with any kind of group. And I'd rather not arrive, all dressed up completely alone, if you catch my drift.
>>10246665Maybe consider saying that first rather than assuming everyone who said they're going to the con is going to meet up with you specifically. I'm sure there will be a /cgl/ meet and you can probably make some friends there but not everyone who goes to a con will go to the meetup.
I'll be there, but I'll be working.
Who else is still planning on otakufest despite dorian? I'm still going, but I was planning on sleeping in my van at the convention center instead of getting a hotel room. Do you think I could wait out the storm in my vehicle if I found a spot in a parking garage at the convention center. I have water and most of a tank of gas so thats all taken care of. I think this convention could really be alot of fun.
>>10248805This reads like a meme but I really want otakufest to just postpone the damn eventThe hurricane may not hit until Monday but everyone still gotta prepare
>>10248805Please don't do this. A convention isn't worth risking your life—just stay home.
>>10248856How would this even be feasible? Their only options are to cancel the event and lose any money invested or to keep it going and try to at least make some back. It's ridiculous to think that an event like this can just be kicked reorganized days before it happens. Not to mention there's already a convention booked for the very next weekend, and I'm sure there's one for any other weekend as well. It's a popular convention hall.
I'm just waiting for the cancellation notice to come in any minute, and that honestly might be better than carrying on. With all the no shows, I expect a particularly mediocre event overall.
>>10248917Do they not have insurance?
THE STORM IS TURNING NORTH OTAKUFEST IS OFFICIALLY SAFE TO ATTEND
>>10249263otakufest seems kind of lame :(
>>10249461Agreed. This is the most pitiful selection of shops I've ever seen and I still have no idea if my """friend""" group will be showing up.
>>10249462yeah, I was hoping to buy a ton of anime dvds and manga but the selection sucks. Haven't spent any money.
>>10249489There's literally nothing i wanna buy. Also the group clearly isn't showing up. Don't suppose you could use someone extra in your group?
>>10249491I don't have a group, I am alone
>>10249496Ditto desu. At the moment, I am considering putting on my costume(s). In a panel at the moment though
I might go get something to eat at the hotel. Still waiting for hotel check in too.
Is Otakufest worth heading to for tomorrow. A friend and I want to go but we've had shitty experiences with small cons so I wanted to ask first. Is the showfloor any good? Is there anything to do outside the showfloor?
>>10249491Sure, im in a dark Lolita dress, let's meet in the dealers room.
>>10249558I don't know where that is but I'm here as Ryuuko in the red tracksuit
Let's do the meet up at 6:50 in front of the cosplay contest room.
>>10249565MACC 2? Sounds good to me. Already been here for about an hour anyway
I don't think I will ever go to a con again.
>>10249565Alright, I should be in the right place now
>>10249565The cosplay contest is at 8 you retard, meet up then
>>10249591No one matching such a description is here anyway
Alright boys, im going to go into the rave now to try and get that cos-slut suck, wish me luck.
>>10249670>raveYou mean a bunch of guys standing in a circle watching someone dance? I have been to exactly ONE (1) con rave that wasn't total dog dick. But good luck
Someone be my gf
>>10249684I just want a hug from a girl
>>10249831yikes, lonely possibly incel spottedred flag
>>10250121Ikr, jesus christ.
>>10249670Dorian's on the way to blow you, Anon ;^)
Otakufest bombed...but I had my fun. Fewer people and some aren't dog shit bad people.
>>10250139How bad? I was considering going but I didn't want to be disappointed yet again by a small con
>>10250179Not them, but there was nothing worth buying at the stands and there was a pretty low energy vibe through the whole thing. The lower level was so uninteresting, that today, I just went upstairs immediately after entering and didn't bother coming down even once.
I forgot to post last night, but I got blown by a yumeko. God I love cosplay girls, she didnt even mind that I messed up her wig.
Really enjoyed Otakufest. More than I expected to. I think that was the key. Low expectations. Very comfy.
>>10250197Prove it. And by prove it, I mean xHamster it. You know the rules (and so do I).
Honestly I kinda liked Otakufest on Saturday, I think if they do it again I'll go back.
>>10250197BULLSHIT! BULLSHIT! BULLSHIT! At a small con, there’s no way you could get any sex.
By the way, I loved the maid cafe area. Have a huge crush on one of the girls... but I never a stables any relationship with any of them.
>>10250407I don't really buy it either, BUT I did see someone dressed as Yumeko.>Implying anon didn't see her as well and made up a story based on that.>>10250410What was that like? I didn't bother, but saw it was so insanely popular Saturday that they had to turn most people away.
>>10250415I mean, it wasn’t as espectacular as other maid cafes. I was feeling rather lonely so I went inside to chat it up with one of the maids. 10$ to get in, you have small selection of brownies, cookies, tea, and lemonade. The maids themselves are trying to be more like the Japanese maids, you request them to draw something on a plate and they use chocolate syrup to make cute art on the plate. The reason why there was a lot of people is because they never experienced a maid cafe in their life.
>>10250435And I forgot to add, they do this cute little heart thing with their hands to act cute. You can also take pic of them as well, as a whole... it was ok. It wasn’t as good as the ones in Japan.
>>10250438Well also keep in mind that this version of their cafe was just them working with less than half of their members. They had posted on their Instagram that otakufest was a more casual thing since they normally do a much more elaborate show. This group has been at almost every con in south Florida at this point and they're always popular so I'll probably try to go to the next event to see the difference
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Otakufest.What are y'alls next con plans?
>>10250410If it's guppi she's gay.The other ones are either taken or gay.