I'll begin>Loud teenage girls who have no social skills thinking they are so funny.
>>10221865would you really want an all female con? really?
>>10221875Would you want an all-female planet?
>That fat girl with tattoos trying to cosplay a thin character >Tattoos in general on anyone
>giant strollers in crowded parts of the con>dealers/artists who try to initiate a conversation longer than "welcome, let me know if i can help" >dealers/artists who don't put pricing information anywhere so every single person has to ask >shitty internet service at event venue so sellers struggle to take payment
> people taking photos/selfies/chatting etc and basically taking up all the space in front of a booth/artist table> in line with above, people getting far too comfortable/personal and chatty with vendors/artists
Can’t believe no ones said it yet >the smell
>>10221914I smell pretty good though.
Ill repeat from another threadAll Dealers being Funko Pop focused
>>10221896>>shitty internet service at event venue so sellers struggle to take paymentLast convention i went to had their own app they encourage to use to see schedules, locations etc but alas the free wifi and service in that CC sucked balls i had to ask for a pamphlet in the end
>the 80% markup the dealers out on figures and other merch>The line of 10 people flirting/talking to an artist when you want to buy something from them>Cosplayers who have photos taken of them across walkways, so everyone was to stop>Photogs who follow you and keep asking about booking a shoot>The low effort cosplayers who think they're Crafters now because they built a meme suit of armor from bud-light boxes or and try to give crafting advice to people
>>10221937Sellers should up their data plans so they are not relying on open wifi for taking payment info anyway. That's a privacy/safety issue.Shitty internet service for general con-goers is a known common poorfags problem, just plan to use your data. My gripe is poorfags complaining about everything. Get a surpass/VIP and stay in a not-crowded hotel room if you want a good weekend. Short lines, a place to peacefully rest, early access so you don't miss your precious weeb merch etc. I shop early, then go eat the minute the dealer doors open to general admission, then the restaurants aren't crowded either and my shopping is safely finished. No lines means no wasted time, room clears between panels means I can just show up at the correct time and go in. It makes the difference between having a struggle all weekend and having a nice relaxed time, believe me.
>that person in your group who claims they never have money to pay back for the roomshare or split lunch but goes to 2 cons a month and buys boxes of Yu-Gi-Oh cards and figures every time
any Anime/Comic convention that has the gall to cater to Lets Players/Youtubes/Influencers etc
>>10221954Yes, I'm saying. Maybe cheap would be a better word. Actual poor people don't go to weeaboo weekend retreats now do they?
>>10221935Funko Pops are so fucking ugly plus I don't get the appeal of collecting something so mass manufactured. They're not unique or visually appealing.
>>10221935>>10221968If people stop buying them, dealers should stop carrying so many but as long as the pop collectors keep poppin and you know dey be shoppin, it will keep these con dealers hoppin wif dey pop pop pops.
>>10221968They fill the same niche as prize figsCheap, mass produced merch if your favorite series for you to put on a desk and collect dust
>>10221896Dealers and artists should be able to tell if you want to be left alone to shop (best customer) or if you are a lonely weeb looking to at least speak to a few people. I love the first kind and will greet but then only speak up if they ask a question but yeah, I take pity on the second type and I'll talk to them some.
>>10221974i know theyre i demand (even if barely see anyone obsess about them)But i fail to see selling something everybody else also sellsSyndrome”if everyone is special, then no one is”This is why i just perch around artist alleys. Idc if its the same DBZ , MHA, Natuto, Sailor moon but at least each AA has a different take/spin on these chars
>>10221896>Ask dealer how much a figure is>They have a massive markup 100+ dollars over the retail>Say it's too much>They give you dirty looks every time you pass for the rest of the con
>>10221984>Say it's too muchI just say “Oh thank you, i’ll think about it” then leave
>dealers selling something I can find for 5$ total online at 30$>dealers selling shitty quality t-shirts with images off google at 35$ when I could buy a much better one and get it printed for 15-20$>dealers trying to sell you knockoffs claiming it's the real deal>overall dealers room>artists alley 98% being sjw cartoon caricature art style>artists alley 98% the same bandwagon bland franchises and popular characters>biased judges in contests>unsupervised children>unsupervised obnoxious drunks and druggies>people constantly being flirty and sexual even when you've rejected their advances>those type of people who always make it about politics. whether it's a fat neckbeard "im a cis hetero white male racism is healthy MAGA trump awoo" male or a skinny bitch "im demipanfluxgender uwu die cishets #proudfujoshi" tumblrina sjw female>PEOPLE WHO FUCKING STINK
>>10221985Idk it usually is way too much and they know they're ripping people off.Dealers near me are also bad about selling broken figures for full price because they don't want to tell their boss they broke it on the way to the con
>>10221875my dyke ass? hell yes
>>10221875This would be fun, until the troons try to ruin everything and men complain about sexism.
isnt Yaoicon basically all female?
>>10222107I'd be way more comfortable sharing a bathroom with a trans woman than a cis man
>>10221879Would be preeettty lit desu
>>10222121but you wouldnt share with a cis man though because they go to the mens bathroom
>>10222125They're supposed to, but it's not like there's a force field preventing them from entering the women's bathroom. There have been tons of cases of men assaulting women in women's bathrooms, not a single one of a trans woman assaulting a cis woman in a women's bathroom.
>>10222108heterosexual female, yes
>>10222107Trans women are SOO gahdamn welcome at our LadyCon
>>10222010>drunks and druggies Ayyyyyeeeeeeeeee.
>>10222133and thats a problem? you want a dykecon? if you are a lesbian going to cons to get pussy you really arent any better than a creepy neckbeard
>>10222137the difference is i am well groomed and attractive and go to cons to have fun with the SIDE goal of getting pussy
>>10222135I have no problem with drunks and druggies themselves. Look, I understand. We all have our mistakes, problems, vices, and choices. Not my business. I DO, however, have a problem with unsupervised obnoxious, putrid, vomiting drunks and druggies walking (not really walking, more like stumbling around and on you) in the con; drunks and druggies who act like it's all completely normal, okay, and all they care about and talk about is their booze and drugs;and drunks and druggies who bring and pass around their shit even when it's strictly forbidden in con grounds, ESPECIALLY when it's to kids. (Do not invite kids and teens to your super-duper-dope debaucherette fucking con parties no matter what, jesus christ.)
>>10221857The cost of hotel rooms. Better yet, the hunger games to get a con hotel room.
>>10221857ha ha misogyny so originalChill out and let kids have fun.
>>10221875guess I'm trans now
>>10221951>means I can just show up at the correct time and go in. This was only true for about 50% of panels at AX this year. It was ridiculous.
>>10222107>>10222121>>10222132>>10222161this thread is going to get nuked
>>10221879depends. Do strap-ons exist on this planet?
>>10222161If there's plenty, I'm sure you can name three confirmed cases?
>>10221857Loud adult males who have no social skills thinking they are so funny.Bonus points if they're in full ahegao attire
>>10221857>High school tier gossip FUCK OFFThis even happens at my office where half the people there are Boomer ageDoes this shit just never go away?
>>10222264>Loud adult males who have no social skills thinking they are so funny.Isn't this every con everywhere? It's at every con I've been to, in abundance.
>>10222121>>10222132>>10222134>>10222258The fuck is with all of thesw troons lately?
>>10221875Yes, but only if we can also have a male only con.t. Gay guy
>>10222150friendly reminder this is the type of people considered VIP, influencing kids and making money off pretending to like a hobby as much as you do
>>10222311>it's infested with aydens and fujoshi yaoiz merchfucking KEK
>>10222316I couldn't imagine an all female con being even remotely better.
People wearing hentai shirtsPeople who come up to you and try to initiate a conversation with you but don't have the social skills to pull it off and just stammer at you about shit you don't care about until you make an excuse and leaveParents at conventions expecting special treatment for their kid (regardless of age)People fucking with legit service animals because they're so used to seeing pets in public places being used as "emotional support" animals that they just assume it's another pet (big peeve of mine because one of my friends needs a legit service animal and people kept running over to hug/pet the animal, distracting her from keeping my friend safe)Conchairs who use the convention as a platform to promote themselves, turning it into a vanity project rather than something meant to provide a good weekend of solid entertainment for attendees
>>10222278It’s a plague at this point
>>10222274>Does this shit just never go away?it doesnt , life is one long playground
>>10221875As long as you banned TERFs, yeah.
>>10222331The proportion of people who shower would easily go up.
>>10221875I’d love an all-female lolita event. Retreat in Ruffles. In autumn, not too hot, not too cold. We could have a weekend of panels and speakers, a fashion show and a tea. Friday night a swap meet and a concert, Saturday panels, fashion show at the dinner party, a pool party and a slumber party after. Sunday, a field trip to a local museum after brunch, then one final panel and a buffet out together, all weekend in frills. No men, no TiMs.
So when will you all realize you guys are as cringy as the congoers you talk shit about. Guaranteed you guys are femcels or thots that hit up tinder sleep with some dude then whine about depression on FB for white knights to flock. Oh boo hoo some retards ruin your retard con who would’ve guessed. Cons used to be about people who enjoyed anime and yes that means nerds. You all are no different from the neckbeards/autists you criticize.
>>10222519I knew men would be angry at an all female convention. They wouldn’t be able to call us thots or roasties because it’d be all female lol
>>10222475Ok, I have to at least give you that one. You raise a fair point.
>>10222537W o k e
>>10222258Katie Dolatowski: filmed a 12-year-old girl on the toilet in Dunfermline, assaulted a girl in the bathroom of Morrisons, KirkcaldyMario Morales-Herrera: dressed as a woman to spy in women’s bathroomMark Lazarus: dressed as a woman to assault a woman in a public bathroomMiguel (Michelle) Martinez: sexual assault on a 10 year old in a bathroomPatrick (Patty Lou) Hagan: assaulted a woman, knocking out her teeth, in a women's bathroomRichard Rodriguez:charged with three counts of unlawful filming of a nonconsenting person and three counts of peeping in women's bathroomsShawn Thomas Hallett: filmed women in next restroom stallSean Ojeda (Alicia Gray): assaulted a 16-year-old in Walmart bathroomTaylor Buehler: dressed as a woman to enter women’s bathroom
>>10222258Hey anon on your way back to where you came from you should check out r/ thisneverhappens
>>10222474terfs are always welcome, die mad about it TIMmy
>>10222519it's not that deep senpai
>>10222133Not sure about today, but in the past yaoicon was filled with "straight" girls (dressed as men) who made out with other "straight" girls for the purpose of turning on an audience of "straight" girls.So if you were a lesbian you could have some fun there, just dont expect any long term relationship.
Koreaboos in it only for the rave. Also related to >>10222010
>>10221961i'm that person. and i'm not sorry. no one should let me tag along, but they always do.
>>102225625 of those aren't trans women. don't wanna get involved in this because it's 4chan and arguments here are equivalent to baby slap fights, but it's not that hard to discern between a trans woman and a man taking advantage of the grey areas of social class in the modern age.
>>10222838Why do you do this to your friends? You are a bad friend.
>>10222845because they didn't come to my cat's funeral. and i never forgive.
>>10222844In all the cases listed, I'm guessing it actually would have been difficult to tell many of them apart. That's why it is an issue. If it were so clear cut, it would not be much of an issue. The only trans woman I know well personally doesn't pass but she's fully post op and has been living as a normal woman for many years. No drag, no wigs, no agenda even. Shit like this makes her daily life dodgy and she really dislikes all the fuss and ’transtrender chick with dick bullshit’ (her words, not mine). So no, these agenda-pushing in your face tims don't even rep what they supposedly stand for in many cases and many trans people actually dislike them because they clog actual civil rights issues by loudly mistaking all this bullshit privilege quibbling for misuse of their ’rights’. My opinion.
>>10222846Your cat would be ashamed of your behaviour too and you full well know it. Reform yourself to honor their memory and stop being such a leech.
>>10222844so you’re going to ignore the tranny on women or children assaults listed? God, you libfem handmaidens sure love lapping TIM cock
>>10221857People who feel they can tell you all the medications they are on within 2 minutes of meeting them.I get it, you have issues. Please do not show up to a public event with them. Check them at the door. -or-I get it. Your medications make you feel special. Please get over that and realize the length of your prescriptions is not a personality.
>>10222862bold of you to assume my cat wasn't an asshole.
>>10222865Cons are probably their only bit of social interaction they get outside of work.
>>10222872>workThese are the same people that beg for donations on every social media site constantly because they say they can’t work cuz “muh disability” when they actually just have mild anxiety.
>>10222865>People who feel they can tell you all the medications they are on within 2 minutes of meeting them.People do this??
>>10222844see >>10222161> there have been plenty though, but because you handmaidens love troon dick so much y’all just say “b-but that’s just an isolated case, not all transwomen are rapists!”Seriously, how are they not trans women?What's the difference between a biological man in women's clothing entering a woman's bathroom, and a biological man in women's clothing entering a woman's bathroom?It's transphobic to say that you need to be dysphoric to transition. And it's also transphobic to say you need to be perfectly passing to transition, too. You're not allowed to gatekeep being transgender, so as long as a man self-IDs as a woman, he's a woman now. That's how it works, ask trans people themselves.
>>10222926>It's transphobic to say that you need to be dysphoric to transitionYou're genuinely making things harder on the trans community by encouraging fetishists and eventual detransitioners.
>>10222926>What's the difference between a biological man in women's clothing entering a woman's bathroom, and a biological man in women's clothing entering a woman's bathroom?Lady essence and ladybrains, get with the program anon
>>10222926NAYRT but shit, I don’t have a response to this. I’m very much pro-trans rights but you’ve also got a very good point. I don’t know what the difference is.
>>10222926Gendered bathrooms are a scam. Cons I go to frequently have all gender bathrooms and no one gets raped
>>10222971>it doesnt happen to me or people around me therefore it never happens to everyone else!
>>10222926but you do need dysphoria to be trans. and no you are not immediately x just because you said so. hons, aydens, xirxems, uwu snowflakes =/= literally every single other person. just head over to /lgbt/, I don't do it much anymore but even mtfs themselves make fun of hons and would rather repress themselves and kill themselves than become one. at least mostly, last I checked.
>>10222971Felt like a magical adventure to use the women’s room, but then it was just a normal bathroom sans urinals and we all went about our business.
>>10222935>>10222975Except that's not how trans rights activists see it.If I'm in the women's bathroom and a man walks in, I can immediately call for help.If the exact same man puts on a dress and does the same thing, I will be shouted down as transphobic and bigoted.Where would we even draw the line for access to women's spaces?No entry until you've had silicone implanted into your chest?No entry until you've pumped yourself full of hormones extracted from horse urine?No entry until you've mutilated your healthy genitals and sterilized yourself?And how would women even know if those things had been attained?What is the physical different between a biological male who is a "true" trans person that doesn't pass, and a biological male wearing a dress and wig?
>>10222971>no one gets rapedwell yeah, who goes around raping clockable turbo hons such as yourself?>>10222981>women’s bathroom >magical adventureTIM confirmed
>>10222967Well, let's try a different example. Say you pick a straight woman and a gay woman. Physically, there isn't a way to tell them apart. Even brain scans would reveal no significant difference. Yet, there's undeniably a difference between them, because one is attracted to men and the other is attracted to women. Now, if the straight woman were to pretend she was gay, you could not tell from looking at her or just asking her. You would probably need an in depth look at her experiences and feelings to determine she was lying. So does that mean the difference between a straight and a gay woman is entirely fake and they're in fact the same? I don't think many people would think that is the case. If you agree that there is in fact a difference even though it could not be determined quickly and accurately by someone who doesn't know the person, why would it not apply to trans people as well?
>>10222983ok fine you win all trannies need to be exterminated can we drop this topic now or something
>people shoving>people cutting line>people very awarely and intentionally standing in the middle of somewhere and blocking passage>people overall acting like uncivilized apesDo people think cons are suddenly outside of society or something? Legit came out of my first con ever fuckin traumatized and injured like I came out of a battlefield. Bruised, broken toenail with trapped blood underneath from feet being stepped on, stinking of alcohol and smoke despite me doing neither, aching all over, freezing, crying... fucking forget it. never go alone and unprepared, much less at busy times. lesson learned.
>>10223001I know people joke a lot, but it is absolutely fucking true that a lot of the weebs that go to anime cons are autistic or otherwise not socially skilled.
>>10222867He's in cat heaven now though, redeemed. Stop resisting. You know you are a leechy bad friend, time to stop.
>>10222140>The difference is I am well dressed, a gentleman, and go to cons with the SIDE goal of getting pussy.Take a moment.
>>10222844FUCK OFF GATEKEEPING TRANSPHOBE!IF *clap* THEY *clap* SAY *clap* THEY’RE *clap* TRANS *clap* THEN *clap* THEY’RE *clap* TRANS!Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
>>10223001I step on their feet, give them a shove or poke them with my umbrella. I'm a gothic lolita, they don't dare clap back, too timid. Not sorry either, entitled little shits.
>>10222673Succ me OwO
the absolute state of this thread
>>10222921i know so much PII I pray the cops never ask me shit I will have to plead the fifth, if you have a friendly face people will tell you EVERYTHING
>>10221875I want an all-female con and an all-male con. The female con would be fun for all of one day before it turns into the biggest orgy of drama and rumors and catfighting and other bullshit, but you'd get tons of friendships being made and two-faced bitches making their way into every circle imaginable. The male con would be dudes being dudes and I'm sure they would spawn some hilarious stories.
>>10223150honestly the best part of an all female con if it existed (no bio males). Is not having to worry as much about being assaulted, groped, or inappropriate photos of yourself taken (like upskirt shots).And you wouldn't have the gross pedo males hanging around hitting on minors.Not saying it wouldnt still happen, but I'm sure it would be down a significant amount.
Morons that line up for a corporate panel with for 'exclusive' information that will be known by everyone in one day. Fun fan panels get pushed out for this trash. I don't understand the thought process behind these straight NPCs standing in line for hours for this dumb shit.
>>10223183you’ve seriously never had your ass ‘jokingly’ grabbed by a teenage fujo high on extroversion and pocky?
In house con food like 10$ greasy pizza slice, cookie or bananaThank god some big cons book armies of food trucks nowadays
>>10223183>Is not having to worry as much about being assaulted, gropedI have been groped and molested more times by other women than creepy men in my years of cosplay, although it's dropped significantly thanks to how hard we've been pushing against this kind of behavior overall. I can guarantee without any male interference, we'd still have to deal with grabby girls who think it's all in good fun. >or inappropriate photos of yourself taken (like upskirt shots).This will be a relief. I can wear a skirt to a con without having to deal with jackasses taking creep shots and that sounds like paradise.
>>10223206I have thought a lot about con food since my re-enactment group often does meal assignments for weekend events, each person or pair responsible for one meal and it's great...but I really don't trust many of my weeb friends to not just go to the Asian market, stock up on non-nutritious crap and end up serving rice crackers, green tea kitkats and some gook soda as a meal.
>>10223183Bruh most of the time I've been grabbed it's been some random girl who doesn't know personal space.
>>10223281>we'd still have to deal with grabby girls who think it's all in good fun./cgl/s grab each other?Reply to me if you're a grabber, anyone!Reply to me if you LIKE being grabbed!
>>10222838I leave friends like you. Not sorry but it’s not my responsibility to take care of people, especially if they’re adults.
>>10223150I've been to cons that are mostly women and mostly men (rufflecon and fighting game cons, respectively). The mostly male fighting game con had way more drama. Main benefit of an all female con is the overall lack of rancid BO smells.
>>10223412Yeah, rufflecon was so great that it ran out of money from low attendance and high costs for guests.
>>10223428thats what happens to extremely niche cons with nothing more to offer than imported guests
>>10223428Not denying that, all I said was there wasn't any BO stench and that FGC has way more drama than Lolitas
>>10222159>calling loud teenage girls obnoxious is mysoggyknees.Cool. Get back in the kitchen till you have an opinion worth anything honey.
Looks like I walked into /r9k/ with frills again
>>10223150>>10223183>female con>everyone just standing there wondering why no one is approaching or taking pictures of them>tremendous amount of drama>men con>traps getting gangbanged by a mob of brosYeah enjoy your safespace
>>10223205so true. my sister had to deal with aggressively forward women, and trenders at the cons she went to. girls she barely knew kissing her during shoots completely out of the blue etc
>>10221875Fuck no and I’m a female
Its worth pointing out that most of the girl on girl groping isnt by actual lesbians but dumb weeaboos who think they are anime characters and can grab your breasts as a way to say hello
>>10222537Youre roast beef all the way through. Hang dumbbells on your flaps, batgirl.
>>10222567What does TiM mean.
>>10223023Whats wrong with not being a homosexual? You dirty ape.
>>10221935Buying figures at con is a scam anyways
>>10223653>men con>fat, smelly, ungroomed men having unprotected sweaty sex wearing cat ears >>10223694I buy damaged/unable to be sold for whatever reason figures at cons, that's the only time I'd buy figs at cons though.
>>10223653. . . Have you ever been around girls? We would be taking pictures of each other AT PERFECT ANGLES AND PROFILES
>>10223667~teehee not like the other girls silly anons!
>>10223668Yeah. I can understand its still uncomfortable and inappropriate. But there is a difference to me. A random fujo weeb girl, Im not worried is going to follow me back to my hotel room and further assault me
>>10223848Or will they?
Call me petty/autisticBut i find the most pretentious thing in comic/anime cons is wearing band t shirts
>>10224338That’s kinda petty anon, it’s just a fandom shirt. I’d understand if it was a cosplay but it’s just a shirt. Don’t tell me you’re supposed to bust out some anime shirts for an anime con?
This isn't a complaint but more of something I notice at cons and almost nowhere else that I think is funny>girl and guy holding hands or walking side-by-side talking, second girl slightly behind them but clearly a part of the group with a sour look on her face
>>10221937Who is so poor to rely on free wifi? I'm paying next to nothing for a shitton of mobile data and i live in bumfuck nowhere. It almost always has really good reception.
>>10223847thank god you said it before i did
>>10224350>anime shirts for an anime con?Why yes.Keep that shit at coachella/bonaroo
>>10221965They take out payday loans anon. I've heard/seen some shit>>10223848>>10223668So that makes it okay. >Grabs vajayjay>It's cool, she's not gay.>Continues to grab vagenes
>>10224383No one said that you moron. No one is okay with grabbing genitals. Dont say its lesbians who do it when most fujoshis are straight girl obsessed with gay men
>>10224393Not detecting jokes is a sign of autism anon.Also i said that grabbing is not okay, no matter who does it, straight or gay...
>>10224401sorry then anon. Since its cgl i just assume everyone is serious because theres many incels here
>>10224402No worries. Nice to see someone here who can acknowledge misunderstandings.
>>10224338>>10224366Based.Feel the same way about people wearing comic book or western media merch or cosplays at cons.
>>10224338If band shirts are the most pretentious thing you’ve seen at cons, do you even hang out with any lolitas, cosplayers or speak with the guests? Most are quite pretentious. Band shirt to me just says rando notweeb checking out the con on a day pass.
>>10224510>Band shirt to me just says rando notweeb checking out the con on a day pass.I really think that band shirts are a more subtle pic related
>>10224508>cons.anime cons? I'd understand
>>10224524Yeah I probably should have said anime cons.
>>10224523This. I see kpop weebs hang out at this con just to party and they always have the standard koreaboo getup of black outfit with their bias and facemask
>>10221875You understand that guys dressed up as girls are not girls right? Traps are men, then only girls who get paid would show up so I'll be about 6 people and see his men are the one who pay for all this, you idiots, you make no money so it wouldn't work.
>>10221878Have a con for the people who have no money. No wonder you're a star at home neet who pretends to be a girl on the internet. Ltd faggot.
>>10221879Have a con for the people who have no money. No wonder you're a star at home neet who pretends to be a girl on the internet. Kys faggot.
>>10221875it's called Yaoiconand apparently it's not happening this year either, since they've been on hiatus since 2017. kek.
>>10232252kek. Because of the Vice?
>>10232256You mean that time they thought it would be a good idea to shoot a documentary without announcing? Until Vice spilled the beans. And the bitch fit it caused? The twitter fujoshis threatened to get refunds lol. I heard that year was the lowest attendance ever. 2nd would be the con "guests", and panels.
>>10232252>>10232259Bad management. Vice's documentary is partially responsible. Con attendees heavily complained about being filmed without consent. Lack of content, and decent guests. Most are major no-names, or one-hit wonders. And there is only so many Yen Press announcements you can through every year. Just sayin'.
>>10232260That, and YaoiCon is known for fucking over the volunteer staff. No free badge, or hotel unless they volunteer a certain amount of hours. They also pocket the bingo, and auction. Soooooooo no one gets a dime except the higher ups.
>>10232267ok but yaoicon isn't in its heyday anymore. so they have to scrape for all that they can get. and it's a meetup con essentially. pretty sure they don't bring as much as they use to, say since 2009-10?
>>10232260nah just finding a new place to host the con. The hotel is small as fuck, and more often that not you'll be turned away at the door. So many complained about the cap size.
>>10232260LULZ NO. During 2016's YaoiCon Hyatt posted signs saying they didn't want con guests hanging out in the hallway, or make excessive noise. So no after-parties, or anything. And there was a thread two years ago with so many people complaining about the hotel staff, and DMP's bullshit, and such. The guests weren't great, and panel timeslots were so strict. Not to mention there is not much to do. It's a small con, unless you have a panel/event to go to. It's not all worth it. The fucking Vice situation was just icing on the cake. YaoiCon is a fucking train wreck. I'm glad it's dead.
>Sweaty guys that are usually drunk walking around playing really crappy dubstep / trap on their bluetooth speakers>The people who stay drunk all weekend long, puking all over the place and just generally being a fucking dumbass>People who see a person doing a photoshoot obviously in a location to not me bothered, go over and start interrupting the persons shoot.>Underage costhots getting mad when they get kicked out of a convention for being a thot and causing drama>Dealers and Artist who make you feel pressured to buy something, I get we all have bills to pay.. but I'm sure someone else will want your yaoi kawaii desu uwu picture of deku x todoroki.>Hotel staff who generally have no respect for anyone at the con> Con security that grows a giant ego and starts acting like the local PD and turns into major dickwads
>>10232397>>Hotel staff who generally have no respect for anyone at the conThis is based though, and i can't blame them
>>10221911The second one though. I've dealt with that myself and I wish there was a nice way to tell them to either buy something or fuck off
>>10222935>Implying trans wasn't a fetish to start with.Christ remember when cons was just a bunch of enthusiasts wanting to drink and mingle and not filled with a bunch of degenerate protester abominations? That's my gripe right there.
>>10222274Boomers are all retired. Your office is full of humorless cynical Gen-Xers.>tfw hating the stupid "boomer" meme b/c Millenials and iGens don't understand how generations work
>>10232830IKKICON REP RE SEEEEENTthey sure got the resent part down
>>10233018In the federal government, there are plenty of actual baby boomers that refuse to retire. Besides, the youngest boomers are "only" 55 at the moment.
Is anyone else not able to stand panels out of how bad the humor can get? I swear even the worst jokes are rewarded with laughter. Eventually it just turns into a free for all
>>10221857 T H E T R U T H E X I S T SB E Y O N D T H EG A T E
>>10223412Anything to do with fighting games is complete insanity, though. The whole community full of complete autists pretending to be sports douchebros and then you add in the fact that they're all competing with one another in tournaments and you have a recipe for a shitshow of epic proportions.I've been to some other heavily male-dominated events and they can be pretty fun, though. Went to one for a specific game last year and had a great time, it was just dudes getting drunk and nerding out, reminded me of the way anime cons used to be when I first started going to them like 20 years ago. Not saying it's bad that genders are much more balanced nowadays but I dunno what happened, used to be you'd just shoot the shit with relatively well-adjusted people about your hobby, now it seems like every dude you meet is either a total autistic weirdo or some dipshit spending the whole con chasing pussy.
>>10221857I just really hate how antisocial cons have become. It used to be super easy to make friends and even relationships in the scene. Everybody pretty keeps to themselves nowadays and cons have sort of become a one-way experience, either you go to look at the industry stuff and other booths or you go just to show off cosplay and that's it. I'd think maybe it was just me, and maybe it's just that I'm "old" now, but I have some younger friends in the scene and they've got the same complaints. I mostly blame fucking douchebags and creeps for breaking the bond of trust we all used to have, though I guess some of it is also just that there's way too many people at cons these days and that the demographics have changed a lot.
>>10233022Also their con security not doing shit. I saw no weapons check, several people was banned at other cons were allowed in, loud noises all throughout the wee hours of the morning with nothing being done, fake working dogs, and Safety staff and thinking they are equal to Austin PD.
>>10233199It's still highly unlikely that everyone in anon's office is 55+. Much of the working first world is mid-20s to 60ish.
I go to cons dressed up in fitted dress shirts, use good cologne, and do extra pampering with my hair for that wet hair look. What stereotype do I fit? Male btw.
>>10234196You are trying to flirt in the con community.
>>10234208If only I had the social confidence to do that tear
>>10234196Dude who hangs around cons for the sole purpose of hoping girls will talk to him.
>>10234196You're trying to hard. Its an anime convention, not a club. A woman at a con can see your desperation a mile away with that setup.
>>10234196wet hair just looks greasy if you're next to greasy haired people (ie the average congoer). and a dress shirt is trying too hard. wear a bunch of merch for your favorite series or something, but keep yourself groomed.
>>10222983>If I'm in the women's bathroom and a man walks in, I can immediately call for help.Lol what? No you can't. In the US at least, it's legal to use whichever bathroom you want.
>>10221857drunk people touching me. so far its only happened twice but it i was uncomfortable both times>>10222491what is a TiM?
>>10234291It depends where and what bathroom, say if your using a stores bathroom and they have a policy that men and women have to use their respective bathrooms then it is legal for them to do so and to kick someone out/involve the police for refusing.
>>10234196The desperate, cringy stereotype. Why are you going to a con in a dress shirt? Is it a Jehova Witness con?
>>10234304It's what TERFs call trans women when they want to thinly veil their transphobia
>>10234304TiM stands for trans-identified malelike a synonym for mtf
>>10234418I wouldn't say it's a synonym since no trans woman would call herself a TIM or appreciate being called one
>>10234418oh okay then. thanks for the heads up then
>>10234196So the mutual consence in dressing up/nice for a public event makes me come off as a cringy weirdo thats looking to smash? That’s honestly interesting and super funny, thank you.
>>10234457If you dressed up all fancy in alternative or historical fashion, it would be more appropriate. But a normie dress shirt? It’s a con, it’s about fun. Yes, everyone will think you look weird and out of place.
>>10234457It makes you look like a tourist or someone with no sense of what’s appropriate for the situation. You had at least better wear a convention badge obviously. If you tried to get in a room party like that and didn’t have badge on, you’d absolutely be refused entry.
I know it's been said already, but the fucking smell in the smash section of the game rooms. If you smell like a dumpster, you should be thrown the fuck out.Also, people who walk around playing brostep/trap music. No one actually enjoys your music until everyone's on e at the rave.
>>10234521>If you smell like a dumpster, you should be thrown the fuck out.This, but for everywhere else in society as well.
>>10234457Wearing a nerdy shirt is a far better conversation starter than dressing to the nines. You can still be fresh and wear a light cologne but don't go over the top with it.
>>10234554at one of my previous jobs, there was a dude who got hired as a dishwasher who smelt like rancid meat but was a really good workerturns out he was just homeless for one reason or another but he eventually got enough money to be able to get a place with a shower but man did i want to throw him the dishwasher machine sometimespoint being that some people can't help it but if you can afford a convention pass then you can afford some fucking soap
>>10233673The problem isn't that you're dressing up; it's because you're dressing up for a con. Unless you're there for business or interview purposes dressing up at a con makes you look incredibly out of place. Cons are sweaty, long affairs, and everyone there not in a costume and not for professional activity is dressed for comfort. You stick out like a sore thumb much like a guy in t-shirt and sweatpants would stick out in an opera house
>>10221857You hates teenage girls, what a surprise
>>10221951I have max speed highest level plan. Tell me some more about "poor fag" connection issues you ignorant autistic fag nerd.
>>10222121Lol you naive little girl.
>>10222132Want to place a money bet on "there never has been a trans woman assaulting a cis woman in the bathroom"I got 500 bucks saying I got one for you. Wanna play?
An all male con would turn the event back to anime sci fi geek events like they are suppose to be. You girls are the one that came in and made everything about cosplay and look-at-me.
>>10235663Women have been at the forefront of fandom since the first sci-fi conventions in the 1930s. Cosplay was invented by a woman. Without the involvement of women, Star Trek would have ended after season 2, Star Wars would have been full of boring political stuff and would have flopped, fanzines wouldn't have been a thing, so on and so forth. Early fandom was the work of women. You don't get to come into it and claim it was yours.
>>10235671>Without the involvement of women, Star Trek would have ended after season 2, Star Wars would have been full of boring political stuff and would have flopped, fanzines wouldn't have been a thing, so on and so forth.Not seeing the downside here.
>>10235730if star trek had ended early there wouldn’t be a big enough fanbase for the women in them to invent conventions
>>10221963>any Anime/Comic convention that has the gall to cater to Lets Players/Youtubesa handful of them have pretty nice communities and a relationship between the youtuber and viewer that does not feel fake but I take it you are referring to the huge ones that put on a completely different personality and the followerbase is too big and uncohesive to really lead to any meaningful connection beyond>"I watched your vids while I was struggling in life, thanks"
>>10237266OK I haven't even read the thread, but don't abuse the power of Doffy here, you're not that cool.
>>10235744The first anime con started from an event for doujinshi so we probably would have been fine.
>>10222311Not gay, but I would go to an all guy con. In every group i’m In there’s always one guy that acts like a dick to show off in front of the girls.
Those guys that sell their rap CDs in front of the convention center. This might only be a Seattle thing, seeing I only see them at Sakura-con.
>>10238146>rap CDs mixtapes
>>10221875I mean.... I think I'd personally feel safer....
>>10221914The smell is rancid....But I've noticed.....Every other convention I've been to, there's been this odor that just.... My God you'd think animals died.But at BlerdCon there wasn't a smell at all. It actually smelled good.Solution: FUCKING. BATHE. Use a washcloth.... (Not necessarily you anon, but in general) wear deodorant.... Like it's not that hard. All that money for a hotel and people just refuse to bathe.
>>10221943When I go to cons, I make it my mission to tell people where to get a less expensive version of some things like masks and itabags.A $40 itabag I can get on AliExpress, eBay or taobao for literally half that is bullshit and everyone must know.
>>10221951Data plans have shit all to do with being poor but ok......
>>10222150>>10222313>>10222010I usually don't mind if it's a room with a couple drinks and maybe a bowl/bong/ blunt being passed around....Honestly being mildly inebriated at cons is kinda fun.To be passed out drunk or non-functional while high? No. No thank you. I just wanna have a few drinks, smoke a little and go hit up some 24 hour eatery
>>10222519> I'm a touchy asshole who came into a thread about bitching to bitch about you bitching.Go home.
>>10222838Why would you be loud and proud about your asshole antics???
>>10238394They still call them mix tapes, even though they’re on CD?
>>10238427You know that you reacting to him just proves him right if it hits a sore spot
>>10238437alot of mixtapes are also just files on the internet now
>>10233881Different anon, but I work at a small office and the vast majority of my coworkers are boomer women. It's really fucking annoying that they won't retire, because they refuse to learn any new skills.
Been to 2 large US cons this year(Fanime, Anime Expo):-How antisocial cons have become. -How cosplay is just modeling now-People don't say "nice meeting you, bye" anymore, they just leave when they get bored with you-Role-playing in hall cosplay is down-Picture requests are down-Physical contact of all types(hugs, kisses, handshakes, fistbumps, hand on lower back) is down-More people cosplay but since it's more prolific it's become harder to stand out-To break into a new group, you have to be a dancing monkey and prove yourself as "funny/cool", otherwise they'll usually "have to go"
looking at art and then being suddenly body-slammed by a cosplayer with huge [spoiler]props[/spoiler]
>>10221875how about a regular con but all penises present, male or female, must be in chastity
>>10235671It's not nice, all women taking credit for a few's hard work. Yes it's undeniable, but stop being proud just because you share the same type of genitals
>>10239292That's rich coming from someone trying to exclude everyone who doesn't have the same genitals as him
Anyone fucking hate male togs?Like 99.5% of em are creepy pedophiles, has anyone actually seen one that wasnt an incel
>>10234457please consider that you are in this thread begging for attention RIGHT NOW
I hate going to a dance at a con only to find that over half the weebs there are standing stock still taking pictures of the DJ. At best some of them might be waving their hands in the air. Why go to a dance if you don't want to dance?
>>10239599Because I want to be apart of the experience and have fun but don't know how to dance and don't want to embarrass myself my dancing akwardly and even worse....alone!
>>10221976Nothing scarea me off faster than a dealer who won't stop staring at me. I know they have to watch to make sure I'm not stealing, but if they just bold face stare me down my autism activates and I'm gone before I can look anything over.
>>10239615Rule #1 of con dances: Most of congoers suck at dancingRule #2 of con dances: As long you are having fun is all that matters.>>10239578togs?>>10239208I think the creeper scare and the overbearing nature on con etiquette mixed with a bunch of socially awkward types played a role in most of the gripes you mentioned. People are scared of being flagged and losing what few friends they have at cons
>>10221914Gosh the smell from con goers and some cosplayers be it male or female. It's as if they dunno what deodorant and a shower is
>>10239208>-People don't say "nice meeting you, bye" anymore, they just leave when they get bored with you>-To break into a new group, you have to be a dancing monkey and prove yourself as "funny/cool", otherwise they'll usually "have to go"Stop being such a cringy tryhard. It's really fucking obvious and nobody likes it.
>>10239599Because con raves suck now.
>>10239715This. I can't tell you how many times I've run into some spergy little motherfucker hell-bent on becoming my new best friend who ignores every single polite social cue to the point where I have to lose them in a crowd like some Jason Bourne shit.
>>10235671And Gene rodenberry made star trek. The hells everyone's point here. Both genders contributed, and theatre has been around for millenia.
>>10239862Exactly, but the other anon was acting like nerd culture is exclusively by men for men and women are intruding by participating, when there's always been both men and women there
I'm trying to get into cosplay photography. To build a portfolio, I've just been going to cons and asking as many cosplayers as possible if I can take a picture. I show them the pic after taking it, and give my business card if they ask.Am I a that-guy?
>>10222994This is the most womanly thing ever said on 4chan. Big kek.
>>10223051I think you missed the joke.
>>10239959Nah that's fine
>>10221865>scrotsnot funny, roastie. you need to hang.
>>10239959Only if you're a creeper and target underage/skimpy cosplayers.
>>10238539I just want to go to eat without some guy getting in my face saying,”YO YO I GOT THAT FIRE, I GOT THAT FIRE!”
>>10240392why the racism?
>>10240459Because 4Chan, and you're just proof that 4Chan is getting more and more cucked as time goes on. Thanks a lot, moot.
>>10235671you're not helping your case
>>10240629Put your fedora back on your fat head and go play with your toy katanas
probably just the crowds
>>10239959hard to tell from here. i've seen that guys do just what you're doing but they have terrible delivery that no one wants to deal with
>>10240762>She doesn't have a real katanaNever gonna make it
>>10238419>Wear 4 layers of cosplay>In a crowded hallway with 10000 other people also wearing 4 layers of cosplay>Who are also all drinking and partying.>Being retarded and still not under standing that shit is gonna stink regardless of how much deodorant and showers you take.>Thinking you're retarded PSAs of "plz shower XD" is going to make a difference.
>>10238419>But at BlerdCon there wasn't a smell at all. It actually smelled good.Black dudes tend to care a lot more about their hygiene and appearance from my observations and interactions with them at cons and at work. Even the fat dudes have their shit together.
I used to think the touching/groping rules had to have been from exaggerations but holy shit people will unironically tackle you just because you're wearing a fucking shirt from the same thing as them. Not even sure if it's autism but what else? What would cause someone to think that's normal or something that could possibly be appreciated?
>>10241512Story time? Tell us what happened.
>>10241516A friend of a friend who was barely dressed up at all (basically just wearing a shirt from the series) got tackled from someone rushing out of view. They started sperging out about some shit like "wow you're dressed up from this thing I know that everybody else is dressed up from wow" with a lot of screaming and various forms of autism. The poor tackled fellow was visibly confused and basically shell-shocked.At first I thought they must know each other but once I saw the immediate reaction from the friend of my friend it was obvious they had no idea who they were. What the fuck? What causes someone to bodyslam an absolute stranger? Holy shit it was the most autistic thing I had seen at a con and I regularly experience the social autists that take a few minutes to get out a single sentence. They are saints compared to this.
might be off topic but i have attended 10 conventions and only had the smell problem once