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Anyone at Albion 4 this weekend?
Thoughts on sunnycon? worth going to their liverpool version or avoid?
How we doing at ECG? Anyone watching?
>>10213628No placing for UK as per usual. Solo skit was boring and had tumbleweeds on th big joke, group's costume change was messy. So standard fair for the quality of the uk
>>10213694The Sakura dress was pretty, Tomoyo's a bit shapeless. Helenalice's skit fell flat because nobody could tell the thing was a lemon at any distance and the pun doesn't work in french which most of the audience speaks.
Try and use a pic with the Union Jack. Took me a while to find this bad boy using sight alone.Also what are the next 3 months or so of cons?
>>10213710Yeah that's the thing, helenalice makes nice enough costumes the majority of the time, but her performance skills are so shit it ruins the whole effort. She should stick to entering competitions without any performance marks
>>10213811MCM Manchester, gone woke edition.
>>10213811Lfcc and MCM Manchester at the end of this month. Both have big cosplay competitions - MCM has the eurocosplay UK qualifier and C2E2 regional, and lfcc has their £1000 national final
>>10213528someone teach Sindy how to wear clothes
Sooo how much do Hyper Japan pay her?
>>10213528I had fun at sunnycon, it was my first con, people were very friendly. can't speak for the cosplay panels and guest though since I didn't care about that stuff
>>10213811newcastle anime and gaming con is this month
>>10215600What a shit-show. Goes to show how clueless Hyper Japan are about what happens over social media when they end up employing someone to manage their cosplay who bitched about them and attempted to orchestrate a boycott just a few months beforehand.
>>10212824Boris doing a half-decent Voldemort there.
>>10215986anon was asking for upcoming cons and this one looks good
>>10215600looks like Kira is at it again...
>>10216057Showmasters did the exact same thing when they guested cosplayers that actively tried to boycott them a couple of years back; even going after other cosplayers that still supported SM
>>10215986Thread starter should have listed the dates for the next few cons/events.
>>10217563like Tokonatsu, though most people don't sound that excited for it
>>10217646It’s more the social aspect of slumming it in a tent and getting wrecked in a field.
>>10217248Question is, is it deliberately trying to buy them off or were they just unaware?
Tucky need to watch who he's getting. Remember sindy isn't an artist uwu
so what's the latest drama happening at HJ this weekend?
>>10218070that no one is going to be there?
Any suggestions on cons that have an older audience? I'd love to go to them again, but i don't really want to be the only person over 30 there.
>>10218092Fuck off creeper. If you've not got a life and grown out of this stuff by 30 you are walking probable cause.
>>10218092Minami is the older crew. People who have been going to cons since it was train spitters and dr who fans. Most of the regulars are 30-50 as its on its 25th year or so.
>>10218180Are you ok there?
>>10218092As someone approaching that age i am starting to feel a bit unwelcome by the younger audience, the looks they give you, or the comments from the ruder ones like >>10218180 but the fact is a lot of the community are getting older, their interest in this isn't going away and are still keeping involved and have an appetite for going to cons.
>>10218830Stop giving a shit what stupid fucking zoomers think, there's plenty of 30+ peeps at cons. Like 50% of the discord is in the older range of con goers (25+).
>>10218889>>10218830How's your cosplay looking with all those wrinkles and saggy tits
>>10218092I've been to different cons all over the country and I'm 25 and I've always been welcomed and never felt to be too old. Cons always have a variety of different people attending. The only cons I haven't been to are ones that are specifically for children. Don't let asshats tell you that you can't do what you like to do.
>>10218971Most of the 25+ crowd have grown out of showing off their tits for attention. You clearly haven't grown out of valuing nothing beyond male validation on your body. Sad!
>>10218180Christ, aren't you fucking miserable? Let people enjoy their hobby and lay off telling them what they should and should not do
>>10218971>Ignorant child talks.If you have saggy tits at 25 or even 30 then you probably have bigger problems than showing them off in cosplay
>>10218180>>10218971oh boy we got an INCEL ALERTCode 1 INCEL ALERTForecast: INCEL ALERTDEFCON: INCEL>INCEL ALERT
It's nice to see Brit threads haven't changed a single thing in years and still feel like kindergarten.
>>10219273it basically is but more boring
>>10213528if you're a filthy northerner go ahead, its probably gonna be awful since they blew their load already, but Id say its worth fuckin about if its half an hour away.>>10218092try looking younger.There are people in their 40s that look 25.
>>10219399Hate to break it to you, but most people in their 30s and 40s think they look younger than they really are. It's just a symptom of their mid-life crisis.
>>10219442I'm sorry you were born a 100% anglo.
Why do Hyper Japan fuck their dealers over constantly?
>>10219824They posted again and it looks like its been fixed. Its possible someone set up the wrong way because the stall next to it has now turned 90 degrees.
>>10218989Seems like the whole scene now is just Logan's Run. Once you reach your 25th birthday, you have to sell all your anime and manga, burn all your cosplay, cut your hair, have a bath, and get an actual job.
>>10219854Christ imagine not having an actual job by 25
I'm in my 30s and still go to cons regularly. Never had a problem with anyone being rude and theres plenty of other mature people to socialise with. As long as you arent cosplaying a teenage character like deku and then going to a meet with mostly teens then you arent gonna get strange looks or snide comments. Also if you are in your 30s why would you give a shit about what a random 14 year old says to you at a con. Personally i find it fun being able to cosplay older characters, especially if my son wants to do a parent/child combo cosplay.
>>10219869Oh absolutely. Mature people can at least handle their drink. If the kids end up drinking till they pass out, or launching themselves off railings while trying to sing Cruel Angel's Thesis at 3am, or trying to jump over bonfires burning their balls off, we people over 30 can go like: "You're on our own kid, nothing to do with us".>if you are in your 30s why would you give a shit about what a random 14 year old says to you at a con.Children can just be total cunts sometimes.
>>10219877>launching themselves off railings while trying to sing Cruel Angel's Thesis at 3am, or trying to jump over bonfires burning their balls offnot agefag anon but these are quite literally the most fun parts of con
>>10219863Christ imagine being poor enough you actually have to work
>>10219854Should have told me sooner, when it was around 25 when i was able to afford to buy anime in earnest.
>>10219937And then you end up in hospital cos of alcohol poisoning, or you broke a few bones, or you have third-degree burns.I know the worst parts of con are also the best parts, but ehh...the older you get, the more you realise you have a body to care of.
19 days till toko.
>>10220294That is entirely fair and I respect your decisions & experiences and shall strive not to have my own enjoyment intrude upon that of others
Hyper Japan is very dead today
>>10220571Possibly due to the fact the Sat is in two parts entry. Do they normally do this? I'm going for the first time tomorrow and most people I know have either gone for the Friday or the Sunday as they can get a decent full days con with those days.
>>10220708Yeah they usually always do
Absolutely fucked my chances with a cute guy because i freaked out a lil due to me being in a current hetero relationship and not knowing what i want.You know being human really sucks sometimes, i wish i wasn't so indecisive and knew what was better for me.Captain hindsight wins again i guess.Hope you're all doing well and thanks for reading my blogpost.
>>10220924I think you clicked on to the wrong website there
>>10220924Don't cheat on your partner you scummy fucking bishit. What's wrong with you people?
>>10221132Cheating only counts if it's the opposite sex and emotional. Casual same sex fucking is totally cool.
>>10221194That's why I peg my man, so he never desires any cock other than MY cock
>>10220924You saved yourself from a life of degeneracy. Repent sinner.
>>10220924I feel sorry for your partner.
>>10220924Holy fuck you're a worthless human being.
>>10220924Please think very carefully about what you're doing there senpai, for their sake not yours.
>>10220571how was Hyper Japan today?
Not enough furries yesterday but a load of furry artists. Everyone was ugly. The samples were pretty good but crowded.
MCM Manchester in 12 days, Y'all Gulls ready?
>>10221335Less people, less guests and less stands than previous years, but the food area was wayyyy better. Overall decent. Also bootleg stalls got raided by the old bill kek
>>10221369>Also bootleg stalls got raided by the old bill kekMost of the bootleg stalls were asked to leave and not return yesterday. Most refused to leave and carried on selling. The police wouldn't remove them as bootlegs are a trading standards issue. Apparently one of the bootleg sellers started making threats against the organisers and were accusing the security guards of being pedos this morning which is why the police finally got involved.
>>10221369>Also bootleg stalls got raided by the old billlmao, the memes write themselves
>>10221376>accusing the security guards of being pedosthat's a real special kind of stupidity
>>10221336> Everyone was ugly.including you?
>>10221369>>10221376doesn't TokyoToys sell bootlegs aswell?
>>10221364ready for what? capeshit? C rated western guests? not a "con" that is literally just 99% crappy overpriced merch, food and autographs with nothing worth watching?yeah I'm still going anyway.
>>10221376I find it interesting that the police effectively only got involved when someone accused someone else of being pedos. Clearly they take that kind of public accusation very seriously
>>10221450They do. Most of their non-figure stuff is bootleg. They tend not to trade at events that enforce rules about not selling fakes and getting trading standards to look at them would require the trademark/copyright holder to report them, which isn't happening when the rights holders are in Japan.
>>10221493Makes sense why they used to have an exclusive trade at MCM but don't now
>>10221493Huh, is that why their shops closed down?
>>10221553The London shop closed when they were booted out so the centre it was in could be renovated. The Brum and Glasgow shops are still open I think.
>>10221479Good Lad, Anon, c u there.
>>10221479>hasn't realised the "con" in comic con actually stands for con rather than convention
>>10221369OI MATE YOU GOT A LOICENSE FOR THEM WAIFUS
>>10220574What's with all the "inverted commas"
>>10221942Don't want some autism suing them because it isn't the real Akihabara.
>>10221450All of their shit is bootleg from Vietnam/Indonesia.used to work with them for a few years before Troc shut
>>10221575Oh, the brum shop is awful, though i've never cared for the tat they sell. The only weeb stuff i think is worth collecting is Artbooks, Prints, reasonable quality figure... all the keychain rubbish is pretty cringe
>>10221518They stopped doing MCM because the cost was getting too high and they make most of their money on-line. For each day they'd be probably paying 20 different people to help them out and their man seller, gundam figurines, wouldn't really budge.Used to steal so much money when I worked for them, utter cunts.
>>10222078They usually seemed to be doing a good trade, at least at brum, maybe it's cheaper for them to run a stall there though, as there were bigger places with far less foot traffic.
>>10216635Anime League Shill GTFO
>>10221450Half of their merchandise is bootleg and half is official. They mix the merch in with each other so people cant tell but if you can easily spot them. Its mostly plushes, keychains,wallets, bags and cosplay, if you compare the tags and packaging it is easy to tell. Also nearly all of their pokemon merch is fake. When they go to cons though they try to bring more official merch than bootlegs but their stores are filled with it. They are also very sneaky and dont post their bootlegs on social media but they do still stock a large portion of it. All i can say is their figures are official but i wouldnt support them anymore knowing what i know.
Whats the average age range of Tokonatsu? From the pictures it looks like most people are late 20s+ but a friend who went there last year told me not to bother going unless you are a little kid because it's full of brats.
>>10222985Oldcreep returns! fuck off from cons you ugly fat loser.
>>10222985Haven’t been since it was called wildercon but it was about 25 then
>>10223011What is the discord for? Not joining anything based off a link randomly posted with such a completely generic response to a nothing conversation
>>10223015Ok. Cools. The response previously looked like bot spam
>>10222988Didn't you get btfo'd last time you decided to sperge in here? Stay mad kid
>>10222988> Idiot.You're aware most of the posters here are late 20s and up, right, kid?
>>10223276>>10223366Sag hags are back! uwu
>>10223441INCEL ALERTWEE WOO WEE WOO WEE WOOINCELIUS VIGILATEI CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT (NOT) INCELINCELS (INTERLINKED) INCELS
Will this be the final nail in sunnycons coffin?
>>10223498How are AL so successful with their cons when every story i hear about them is just them being shambles? Is it just the fact they have really good margins because of using cheap venues and only running for one or two days?
>>10222985The age range is 13+ officially, but that's because it's absolute boomertown and elder weebs bring their kids. Then again, I'm saying that based on the 'core' crowd of people who have been going forever and either run it or are friends with the people who run it. It's pretty mixed in terms of attendees, but most are 20+ in recent years.
I felt bad for not going to Hyper Japan because it seemed like all my friends who went were having fun. But now I'm glad I didn't go.
>>10223503Its kind of just a meme that AL is doing badly, in truth they have been expanding and putting on more events. AL reputation is even improving, most likely because people realised obayed was talking rubbish just for abit of attention and you can actually have fun at these events.
>>10223669Hobnobbing with paedos, paying eyewatering amounts for bootleg merch, the most hideously cringe 'guests' known to man and DJs who'd get turned away from school discos? You don't need to be a little brown goblin to know AL events are objectively shit. I tried them several times out of curiosity and it's actually jawdropping how shit they are. Fuck off with your propaganda, paedo apologist.
>>10223498>will work during sunnycon liverpool>nothing of value was lost
>>10223890Christ, who pissed in your milk this morning anon?
>>10223896Mike towers pisses in my milk every time he tries this forum sliding bullshit.
>>10223669Awareness of Animeleague's drama predates Obayed by a long time, MCM shitposters are largely irrelevant in the wider scene. It's just the wider scene chooses not to engage with ALshit.
>>10223897Lol ok. To be fair the original comment about AL events doing well and generally improving is a legitimate argument. Both the LAGCs this year have been decent compared to previous years and noticably busier.
>>10223904Fuck off shill. They've always been shit, they always will be, nobody running them has a vested interest in improving the events because braindead weebs will go regardless and Mike's brainwashing machine is still going strong. It's a cult and by the sounds of it you're a member.
>>10223910Ok! Guess the entire cult is pissing in your milk this morning
>>10223912Yes, it does make me angry that a prolific sex offender has established a cult of eager shills who eat up his bullshit and promote his shitty events. It's called having a conscience.
>>10223910Having attended in February, I can say it was busier than I've ever seen it and they seemed generally a lot more on the ball than the last time I attended in 2017. Much as you may hate Mike and AL, you can't really argue with those facts anon.
>>10223913Did he rape your ass anon and you miss it too much?
>>10223915I was wise enough to avoid him after the first inappropriate message I got at 17, but good to see the moral calibre of the kind of people who support him. Does he pass you the little drugged girls when he's done? Would explain why you stan a rapist so hard.
AL always have shills on here, just disregard them. The community is already well aware and we can't really prevent them continuing to pray on new young weebs. The information is at least widely available and known.
>>10223921AL honestly makes me entertain the notion of running a con and it maybe, possibly not sucking as much as anything AL does
>>10223926I mean running a convention means I get all the pussy ;)
>>10223913>>10223890All the sex offender stuff is just slander with no evidence. These rumors of towers being investigated by the police have been going on for years yet nothing comes of it
>>10223933I'll just take the running around like a maniac making sure it doesn't all go tits up
>>10223904Genuinely looking forward to Alcon, LAGC was a huge mark up in terms of being better.Glad that the obayed goons have dropped out and instead gone off to Cosxpo.Cosxpo is a cosplay centered convention where as LAGC, Alcon is about the smaller details that make cons enjoyable, nice drinks, quizzes, panels on anime, gaming and the venue at DMU is so much nicer now it's been refurbed.
>>10223938He harvests girls' contact information off the AL forums and uses it to groom them. I experienced the former and a friend was date raped by him at MCM. He drugged her drink and then raped her in her hotel room. Then there's the screencapped evidence of him grooming girls as young as 14 with highly sexual online conversations. Your boss is a rapist and should be in prison.
>>10224021Look anon. Don't work for them or anything I enjoy the events. I was raped by my ex-boyfriend at 15 and I went to the police and they sorted him out so quickly it was unreal. Now you tell me, if Towers raped and harrassed and a new thing I saw was emotionally manipulated girls why haven't they gone to the police? I know they haven't because it would be all over the news and he wouldn't be in a relationship lasting more than 3 years. Why haven't the police questioned him yet or arrested him?
>>10224021Where is this evidence then? As >>10224030 said surely if there was evidence this strong then he WOULD be in prison? If there was solid proof then AL wouldn't still be going, which is why nobody is believing it anymore.
What's yer next con then bois?
>>10224021What utter drivel. We've had this nonsense in here for years with no proof literally ever. Provide some evidence or take your hate wank back to fb.
The only people who say they like going to AL work for them, i'm yet to meet any cosplayer at any rando con say they can't wait for any AL event. If you're going to defend yourself on 4chan at least dont make it so obvious you're all in a group chat trying to figure out what to post.
>>10224030Oh sorry, have we reached the point now where every victim goes to the police and every rapist goes to prison? What a utopia we live in.I was raped when i was 18 and DIDN'T go to the police, because i was scared the circumstances (date rape) would make them dismiss my case. Most of the people I know who have beem sexually assaulted did not report it because they either didnt want to relive the experience in court or didn't think they'd be believed. Grow up, stop victim blaming and take a step into the real world. Michael Towers is a rapist and a child groomer. There is never this much smoke without a big fucking fire.
>>10224067What does AL stand for/where is it based? I haven't even heard of it before
>>10224068Lol. What a hate filled individual you are. Suggest you focus on fixing your own life rather than scapegoating others.
>>10224068It's these kind of posts that actually make me feel sorry for Mike. Never thought you'd manage that, gg.
>>10224068I actually did wait for a few weeks actually cause like many others I was scared. However, why do we have to paint women or any other rape victim as a scared, powerless person? That's the whole bloody point about the #metoo movement. They checked because there was DNA inside me cause, you know, HE FUCKED ME! There is no such thing as victim-blaming, you can be scared, but then are you going to be scared the rest of your life when a guy just speaks to you? Or if you've been in a road accident before would that mean you would stop driving or stop walking outside because you were scared of getting run over again? You going to not complete a degree because you failed one exam?People need to stop blaming someone else and stand up for what they believe in and themselves for a change
>>10224078Mike are you genuinely unaware of how obvious your syntax is when you're trying to """subtly""" post about yourself? You don't blend in at all. If what people say was untrue, you wouldn't show up to defend yourself like fucking clockwork.
>>10224056Poverty Camping 2019 (Anime Edition)
Wasn't it mentioned a few years ago that there was a police investigation about Mike Towers years ago? I haven't heard anything about it since then. If he had been guilty then he would have been charged by now and dropped from AL.
>>10224086Please tell me we're not returning to 2017 where every post was apparently either Mike or Obayed.
>>10224091If you can't see it you're blind. His punctuation, word choice and smug tone stand out every time. Compare that post to any quote from him in the lolcow thread. Admittedly I've studied syntax so I'm more autistic about these things than most, but it's quite obvious.
>>10224090The story on that one has changed over time. I've heard the same people go from "they're actively investigating my case but these things take time" to "I reported it honest but they ignored me and never investigated at all". Make of that what you will.
>>10224090That was confirmed bullshit, Alex lied for internet clout. Huge disservice to the victims and a total waste of time. Genuinely hope a relative of his gets raped so he learns to take these things seriously.
Alex actually confirmed that the "victims" who came to him faked it and actually sent nudes to everyone including Alex himself when he was "helping them cope" aww poor things!!
>>10224096I wouldn't assume the lying to necessarily be on Alex's part. I know at least two of the "victims" to have actively changed their stories. There's a lot of bad blood around AL and it wouldn't shock me if most of the accounts are either fabricated or exaggerated. Suspect Alex simply got caught in the middle.
>>10224094Not that anon, but I agree. It's very clear when Mike posts here kek
>>10223933I was not told of this additional bonus. I feel I wasted my life doing it as long as I did.
>>10224067>AL>workarent they all fuckin unpaid clueless gophers? cause thats certainly the case.
>>10224068So apparently if hes been doing this for years his victim list must be upto 100? yet none have come forward? smells like bullshit. He hasn't done anything wrong and you aren't gonna convince people he has by posting on 4chan with no evidence
>>10224140oh, people come forward but never want to show their evidence because its "private" and none of your business you know?
To be honest reading about towers and AL, it feels like these girls who say they were raped etc. did so out of spite. Maybe they were sacked or couldn't handle a one night stand. Easier to say they were drugged and raped rather than being slutty.
>>10224141Yet they tell and post about it till they're asked to show anything? Then it becomes private? This is exactly why no one believes it anymore. We've waited for years for *anything* and there is literally *nothing*
>>10224110Isn't that a police matter in itself? False accusations can ruin someone's life
>>10224149you can't say that anon or you are victim blaming apparently....
>>10224162You know I would just fucking love it to see Towers report them. Would be a rude awakening to those who cry wolf in the name of some Facebook likes
>>10224056mcm manc, I think I should just go to work on a saturday. same waste of time but Ill be up 100+ instead of down.
>>10224056I'm considering MCM Manchester
>>10224446That's still alive?
>>10223669All of ALs events are complete clown shoes shit shows. But because they're so cheap they have basically zero overheads so the pocket change they rake in from the kiddies allows them to keep operating.
>>10224458Nope, if they were going to run again in 2020 they should have announced by now.