Canada Thread? What Canadian conventions are you looking forward to?
otakuthon for food.Pretty heros: hot outsideCon Bravo: looks dead.Fan expo fuck that con!
>>10225072Why fuck Fan Expo?
Which is the best Vancouver area con to go to from Anime Revolution, Anime Evolution, and Fan Expo? And how does the best of Vancouver compare to Toronto area cons?
>>10225958Been to all three and I had the best experience at anirev personally. It's the biggest one so there's just a lot more cosplayers, more famous guests, and more vendors. I'm looking forward to it this year
Anyone going to ai-kon later this week?
Any thought on Otakuthon? I've been considering going bc Fan ex gets more shit every year, but I don't usually travel for cons, want to know if its worth it.
>>10226155What do you usually go to cons for? It’s not much of a party con. I would say that Otakuthon’s strength lies in its venue (good location for food and cosplay shoots) and its musical guests. I would say that the games room and AA/Dealers are only so-so. I haven’t been to panels in a while so I can’t speak for its quality, though note that Otakuthon is bilingual so if you don’t know French you’ll miss out on some content.
>>10226155your going for food!Cosplay photography is pretty good!younger con people go there to drink and room party.artist alley is alright. Not the greatestdealers room has a massage table every year. No idea why. I love it as my back is killing me at the end.
>>10226171what food places do you recommend?
If you kill your enemies, they win.
>>10226909we like to say peoplekind, not necessarily mankind
So what cosplays are you guys planning?
>>10225031Anyone going to Animethon in Edmonton?
>>10227393>>10227945Working on second best girl for Anime Revo. I usually go to Animethon but some friends are coming up from the US for Revo so I'm going there this year instead. I have almost everything done but the arm things are really worrying me, I don't really work with foam on a regular basis and I'm afraid I'm going to fuck the patterning up and waste a bunch of money.
Anyone notice that Kimikon is literally getting a cosplayer that does porn as a guest?? As this rate, I won't be surprised to see more thots brought as guests.
>>10229053>professional cosplayerIt's funny because calling her that is actually quite representative of the direction the cosplay scene has been heading over the last decade.
>>10229053I expect many neckbreads!
>>10229069i'm amazed they didn't list pornstar on there too as well as not having a single lewd photo of her on there.
>>10229071I expect a ridiculous amount asking her for an orgy.
>>10229053>>10229069>>10229071>>10229076>>10229085you have no idea how popular cosplaying has become in chaturbate, brace for impact, grills, cos it's coming with the force of a thousand suns
>>10229133Who the fuck other than Hidori jumped onto the porn wagon after becoming cosfamous?
>>10229143its camgirls cosplaying, not the other way arround
>>10229145Hidori was a cosplayer first before going into porn.
>>10227945Yeah I'll be stuck working in the gaming hall for most of the weekend, but I'm still excited to see everyone's cosplays.
>>10226116Yes hi, other Winnifag, of which there seem to be only two that are on seagull. Fuckton of em on /sp/ though especially when Jets aren't shit.
>>10228063Have fun at Anime Revo! Good luck on your cosplay as well. Wish I could have seen it at Animethon.
Hey guys for the upcoming Otakuthon I'm just gonna drop a link to the /cgl/ Canada discord:https://discord.gg/HNNN8xvIt'll help us all meet easier plus help anons in Ontario and Quebec connect easier
booking a room for otakuthon atm, what's everyone paying per night/weekend? is it easy to stuff extra people in an hotel/airbnb or are they strict about it?
>>10225072ConBravo management is apparently in the middle of an internal shitstorm right now
>>10231120Hotel rooms people often room stuff. Seen the 8 people a room design for 4. Only limitation are card keys. you may only get 4 keys. Just make a group chat and just message the chat and see if anyone is there.
>>10231127Thanks, what about rented condos/airbnb? Does room stuffing vary depending on the host?
>>10231121Well I know I heard from staff that it is the final year and considering how much of a shitstorm the con was this year, i'm not surprised.Also, details?
>>10231231Hah that's who I heard it from too.
>>10226116>>10229225What did you guys think of the con this year? What panels did you go to? I really enjoyed the dance showcase and Beat Saber tournament.
Montreal is stupid expensive compared to AN or IFF hotel room wise
>>10231231There might be no plans to shut down but apparently the con was deserted this year?
>>10231252I went last year and it was pretty deserted. I can't imagine attendance went up this year since they didn't really do anything to increase numbers.
>>10231247It’s late to book but I think they are competing with something else for hotel spaces. Since it’s near s subway stop feel free to book a bit farther away. >>10231252Not really. It was busy as usual
>>10231252>>10231256I thought it was pretty well populated. Most of the panels I went to were either full or half full and there were always lots of people in the halls and dealer's room.My big thing was Thrown Controllers and it was pretty great this year. About the only complaint I had was the dance. The DJ was terrible and they had some idol groups performing. They really gotta rethink that.
>overpriced $75 passes>have to pay additional $25 for concertfucken jews
>>10231322That's some Yikes friendo
>>10231257IIRC the Montreal Pride parade is that weekend. I'm not sure how much that brings in as far as tourism goes, but it could be affecting hotel availability.
>>10231337There’s always something. The venue is smack downtown during the summer, so no surprise.
>>10231337>I'm not sure how much that brings in as far as tourism goesa lot its one of the biggest in the world montreal has been known to be a gay friendly since the 70's also who the fuck sleeps/stays in a hotel during pride its all about dem giant chemsex orgies t. degenerate faggot
>>10231822oh right speaking of chemsex whos down for a mantrain cosplay orgy
made a thread. halp >>10231967
>>10231322Can I lobby con and just pay only for the concert?
>>10225031If anyone is going to Animethon and interested in joining a late night orgy on Saturday night, please let know ASAP. We currently have 5 girls and 10 guys who are confirmed attending so far. I'm hoping more females will join us but realistically I think we're lucky to even have 5 females who are coming. I have 5 spots left for anyone who is interested. First come first serve basis. No cost at all but bringing booze and food would be greatly appreciated. Protection will be provided.
>>102320771 obese girl does not count as 5 normal girls, anon.Good luck with your orgy. I don't recommend providing booze at all if you want a good time. Just go drink elsewhere and keep the room dry.
>>10232047Yes but it will be $50 for only concert
Guess it's time to start on my cosplay. Totally forgot about everything due to my full time job. My first year of true adulting has been a bit lame, so I'm looking forward to the con. There will be a meet up this year, yes?
>>10226087I'm going to go to Anirev this year and I'm a little scared. I've never been to a con and was wondering if you can give me a rough idea of how many people attend?
>>10229695Could you create another link anon? I'm new to discord and I'll be going to Otakuthon this year for the entire weekend. I'd like to make some new friends
>>10232505Over 100,000 at AniRevo.Expect it to be crazy packed with people pushing and shoving just to try to get from panel to panel.
>>10232505It's okay anon, don't panic! The more people at a con the better chance you'll have of meeting people into the same things as you. Will you be cosplaying? I highly recommend it!
>>10232618>100,000That would make it the most populated convention in North America. Its actual number is 20,000.
>>10232288For anirev? i'll meetup
>>10232731You want to get molested or something?
Going to Anirev as Madotsuki! If you see me feel free to say hi... i doubt theres gonna be a lot of madotsuki cosplays and i'm not very attractive so i'm not intimidating in any way.
>>10232835As a tall guy I don't have that issue. But I do understand the hesitation of others
Tentative Revo lineup. Menhera-chan is only happening if the post gets the seifuku to me in time before I fly. I can't bring my Phos sword on the plane either which kind of sucks, but hey, the rest barring the wig that has to be carefully packed should be fine.
>>10232535Here you go https://discord.gg/HNNN8xv
>>10232087Fuck it. If I'm going I may as well pay for it all. In for a penny, in for a pound.
>>10233120is middle mercy..? is that a moogle ?
>>10233265Physalis/Faisalith from Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (the mobile game).
>>10233266ah ok i was hoping it was some ff character..that’ll b cool
>>10231274Was in Artist Alley, didn't do so well Friday Saturday, but most I spoke to did much better Sunday. >>10231229Another artist mentioned this to me, but I'm friends with a few staff members, and I've heard nothing?
wow no thread for otakuthon this year just fucking sad and the thread last year was tinyFUCK DISCORD
How many people are going to AR & is there a meetup?
>>10234868I'll be going Friday for sure. Saturday if I get the day off work. Down to for a meetup. Better than spending the entirely of my com time alone.
>>10234868>>10234877Name a time and place and I might show up, depending on what else is happening (AR is lookin banger as far as panels and events go). I'll be there each day
>>10234868I'm going but idk about meeting people, I'm damn shy.
>>10232535ever17 was a fun game.
>>10234816I think people are just hoping this thread picks up, 9 MORE DAYS
>>10236603Well surely, based on how bumpin the anirevo thread is
>>10225031Otakuthon>>10226155Even if you don't speak French, you're in for a good time. Lots of panels every hours, a vidya room, maid cafe, lewd games at night and plenty of other shit to do. Actors who comes there usually do more than a simple Q&A and actually has fun doing so. Hell, there are some vidyas companies like Bandai that comes there and see what people think of their vidyasFor food, don't stick around the convention unless you don't mind paying a good amount for shit. You can always go to china town just next to it for maximum weebing or just head to any proper restaurant nearby like Saint-Hubert.
>>10234889>>10234881>>10234877>>10234868Join the Canadian gulls discord https://discord.gg/HNNN8xv we can discuss and plan a meetup there.
Looks like I can only go tomorrow. Still haven't locked at what there even is to do. Current plan is to show up early and hope I get through the ticket line fast enough to go see the opening ceremony.
>>10225031For anyone who is attending Animethon!Just a reminder that the Animethon orgy is on Saturday night 11:30AM at the Courtyard by Marriott. We have 7 girls and 14 guys attending so far. It is a cosplay orgy so please be in costume. There is still room left for those who want to join in! Condoms and light beverages and snacks will be provided.Message me for details!
>>10237842Sounds tempting but I would rather be free of syphilis and gonorrhea
>>10237842are we talking girls or "girls"?
Well, I'm back from Otafest, ten pound cage on my head, and ready to cry tears of blood as my neck slowly collapses into putty.Animethon is okay so far, but I can tell you all right now I'm gonna be avoiding this orgy shit like the many plagues it will likely distribute. Remember kids, anyone who shows up to an Animethon orgy is absolutely not someone you want to have sex with.
>>10237842>>10237842Do you need a photog?
>>10225031My friends went to Anime Revolution today without me, which really hurt my feelings. They told me about it a month and a half ago and we planned going as a group. But for the past week I have been in a very dark place emotionally with the grief flaring up again about my girlfriend passing away unexpectedly at the start of the new year of 2018. They didn't message me all week, no one reminded me or bothered talking to me. I was looking forward to going to the convention as a group again for the entire past year, the only reason I found out about it was because they were posting bragging about it in another public discord server, I wouldn't have even found out otherwise. It's soo painful>Like the flight of the flight of the conchords "I'm crying tears of a rapper"
Where to eat at AR? Nothing I want to see coming up but I don't know what's in the area.
>>10238083Nobody wants someone around at an event that just brings everyone down. They did the right thing. Seek help if you need it, but they aren't wrong for enjoying themselves just cause you can't.
Does anyone have any recommendations on where to eat at otakuthon? I always hesr it's great for food
>>10238101I always stay positive and fun in person for this exact reason.
>>10238127basic bitch breakfast eggspectations. Less then 10 minute walk from the con. They also serve lunch.Kyo Bar Japonais Reservation maybe need. Less then 5 minutes.China town is fine. service never the best. I avoid it during the night.Walk down St Laurent Blvd and pick what you want.Bagel Etc great breakfast! Past SchwartzFor pick up and go Schwartz. 30 min walk from con. Its on St Laurent Blvd.
I am very interested in the animethon org, what are the details
I heard aww man so much I hate the meme now Animethon is going great though
should I wear the mensis cage while I play in the fucking smash bros tournamentis it worth it
>>10238127hong kong bakery literally on the corner is pretty sweet 1.50$-2$ for buns pork tuna etc etc lived off that shit for ages when I was a bike messenger as for like real food you gotta go north into the plateau or south into old montreal (which is pricey as fuck) or you go full retard and head into the downtown core china town has been bad for food for like a decade sadlyname your price range my recommendations is getting black drunk walking to banquise at least 4 am and getting poutine bonus points for takeout to eat in the park and drinking more booze till the metro opens at 5:40 am>>10238163>Schwartz>not the main fucking tourist I bet you eat your smoked meat lean like some savage
>>10237842What is the room number?
>>10237982>>10238035We are talking girls. They will have a vagina.>>10238072No thank you. No pictures or video recording allowed.>>10238231>>10238322It will be hosted in room 127. I will be letting people in at 11PM but it will not officially start until 11:30PM. Knock on the door for entry. Please be advised that the room is booked only for one night and everyone must leave by 1PM Sunday.Feel free to contact me on kik at Animethon26Orgy for more details or information. Hope to see you all there!
>>10238100Kokoro Ramen, Kita no Donburi, Gojiro Ramen are close to the convention centre
>>10238332NOOOOOOOOOOO IM SO FUCKING JEALOUS BROS WHY DOESNT AR HAVE THIS
>>10237842>>10238332This sounds like a troll nglEither way, cringe.
>>10238332There is no room 127>>10238332
>>10238769lmao fuckin called itretards no shit there's no orgy, any girl who's spent like ten seconds at animethon would join an orgy with this lotFucking hell you absolute stupid cunts
last day at AR how can i get a cute weeb gf
Joined one of the night time after AR meet up groups and it was a lot of fun but there was no funny business unfortunately, even though there were a lot of qt grills, most still in cos
>>10238859What, how did you find this group?
Is there anything special or worthwhile to get at SAQ that I couldn't get at the LCBO?
>>10239175yes and SAQ is much cheaper than LCBO in general
>>10238859>>10239007Yeah wtf how do I find nighttime meetups with cute girls in cos
>tfw no cosplay gf
>>10239746Then you must become your waifu.South Alberta nerd here. Thinking I'm gonna make a trip to Anirevos winter con since job doesn't let me do any from June till Octoberish. I do see all this shit about a Bram character. Hope that's all squared away by next year, or that it's just sensational banshees screeching louder than it deserves.What turns me off is it's presumably only six months away, and they still don't have dates announced.Pic semirelated. Just some old ass Animethon photo
I'm going to Otakuthon this weekend and it'll be my first time going to a con. I don't really know what to expect desu.
>>10239897 My first con experience was pretty magical because I had 0 expectations. Lots of cosplays, lots of people who enjoyed the manga/anime I enjoyed. Just keep an open mind, stay hydrated, shower, and remember to have fun! Are you planning on cosplaying this year?
>>10239901I don't plan on cosplaying. I'm going with a group of friend, but they're all into different stuff, so we might not stick together all the time.
>>10239852I've heard some real shit about AniRevo becoming a shillfest. Hiked up prices for everything from entry to autographs (even when the guest doesn't want to charge a signing fee), poor organization and major delays, and incompetent staff. So yeah, hopefully it does get squared away, but I would not be surprised to see it get worse first.
>>10239977AniRevo has been around for 6 or 7 years now and the complaints about them are the same year after year. They're not going to change and will continue to draw big crowds just by virtue of being the biggest semi decent con in the area.
>>10239990>>10239977The fuss being kicked up about the pedos being allowed in under the guise of muh tisms is new this time though. People have started a boycott movement, and they released an actual (pretty awful) public statement claiming it's all slander and lies about it. A few news sites say they're investigating the story.
>>10239852Believe it or not but I use to date the 6th girl from the front in that picture lol
>>10239852Oops, I missed this post that they were replying to somehow. This Bram dude has literally been stalking all the local weeb/nerd scenes including any cons he's not already banned at (only AR at this point) for years, possibly a decade. He is 34 currently. And when I say stalking, I mean literally stalking girls home/finding their address stalking. Has a hell of a criminal record you can look up on the BC CSO with a CP possession charge in addition to several criminal harassment convictions and over 40 breaches of probation somehow, as well as a good number of restricted access cases which are most likely involving minors. There's also countless testimonies of personal experiences with him from countless girls, for what that's worth. Even I've experienced him being weird (though thankfully nothing more) IRL a couple years ago. He's quite a widely known force if you're a gril into any of the nerd related communities.The whole thing is a rabbit hole really. What really got people angry about it was AR responding saying "it's ok, it's because he's autistic" which got autists screeching.
>>10240156Believe it or not, I believe you. I know her. Spent a night with her, and some other friends for a night. Good time.>>10240158>>10239977>>10239990As a cheap guy who doesn't tend to spend on autographs, and shit like that, in the end it'll still be cheaper than travelling to Sakura-con. Kinda shitty eh.The big issue is the whole pedophile thing, and if he's been banned, should be good. Funny thing, someone on Animethons facebook page was bitching about some Nazi walking around the con.Pic from Otafest, 2019
>>10240167I was standing in the back when they took this picture at Otafest!
>>10240158Got a picture of him?
>>10240167>The big issue is the whole pedophile thing, and if he's been banned, should be good. That's the thing, when first confronted with all the charges he has, they refused to ban him because he has muh autisms. He was only kicked out when attendees ended up calling the cops on him and the police ejected him, then they gave out their second statement. He was "asked to leave" but ended up showing up in the con a few hours later the same day, and the day after. Shit's sketch. They still haven't formally banned him because "not enough circumstantial evidence" like CP possession charges and harassment convictions aren't enough in addition to everybody reporting his ass.
>>10240107I'm pretty sure back in 2013 they let someone attend that shouldn't have been let in. While I don't remember their namei do remember convention center staff/security essentially surrounding and removing him from the games room and, I assume, the con grounds.On a side note, it's been several years since I last went to AR so seeing the convention center staff everywhere was really surprising. They were far more involved compared to the last time I went which was nice to see.
>>10240203Boy, I wish that's what they did this time. They pretty much took the worst PR moves imaginable to handle it all, the polar opposite of what they did in 2013 it sounds like. Capped off with a Logan Paul youtuber style non apology and all. How funny that now they have more staff everywhere yet they couldn't do what they did with so few staff.
>>10240167>The big issue is the whole pedophile thing, and if he's been banned, should be good. It seems like they arent going to ban him lmao.And Im still waiting to see if they say anything about putting new policies in place to prevent something like this happening in the futureAlso vaguely related but a kid went missing on Saturday at AR but turned up safely (thank god). But I imagine the parents were freaking with 2 different predators in the con
>>10240214>Also vaguely related but a kid went missing on Saturday at AR but turned up safely (thank god). But I imagine the parents were freaking with 2 different predators in the conShit... I feel so bad for that missing kid. He was probably one of their victims :(
>>1023917594 and/or midori
>art of greenposting panel at 8pmplease be bait
>>10240205What the fuck happened in 2013?
Is a dude in his early 30's too old for an anime convention ?
>>10241437I go with my gf all the time... but then again I look like I'm mid 20's. People really aren't gonna give a shit if you aren't going around being creepy.
>>10241437I see plenty there already. One more doesn't hurt.
>>10228063The character looks cool anon, where’s she from? Reminds me a bit of Valkyria Chronicles
>>10241437I know two dudes who are 40 and 39, who still go to cons, you're fine.
this and last year AN touhou photoshoot
>>10225410fan expo bad
Nazis at Otakuthon
>>10241745She's from Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (the mobile game) I didn't really get any photos but I'll be wearing her to PAX too so maybe I'll get some there!
>>10237982Wouldn't condoms prote T against that?
>>10240158Anyone got a photo or photos of this guy so I can avoid and watch out for him? Sun-lle isn't that a Korean last name? Never knew of any Korean named Bram. At first I was thinking Bram stoker Dracula for some reason and thinking some goth staljer.
>>10242041I go to anime conventions all the time and I am a year shy of my 60th birthday. Have no kids as I never married and just enjoy seeing what is new. I have felt rude comments towards me before like if I was not a senior convention running member or not going with kids then you must be there to do immoral things to the kids.My advise is if you enjoy the convention then just go but be cautious about hanging around the young kids if not in a public place. I myself have never done any unspeakable acts and have always kept my hands to myself and respectful of others and not knowingly say rude comments to people.I enjoy going because I like the culture, art, and the medium. Being able to see what is new and talking with people to see what is new I feel keeps me young. I remember being intrigued by the medium during a foreign exchange during the early 1980's. Met a Japanese girl during her english class who later became my girlfriend for a few years and she introduced me to Anime which is different then when I was growing up with steamboat Willy cartoons in my youth. So there are some of us old timers but if you are not doing anything wrong then just be nice to each other as everyone is there to enjoy and share in common interests and forget about thier daily lives or troubles while they are there.
>>10242077Plz explain y
>>10242491My opinion but a shit ton of normie shit, comic shit, furries, etc. and not a lot of anime specifically. artists alley is all full of deviantart and vendors is worse than anime north with the scams. cosplay wise there is a lot and of decent quality but its all normal shit like bnha and no variety. Also crowded as fuck and expensive
>>10242506>>10242491Not to mention the masqurade changed last year. For about 20yrs the anime North masqurade staff has run the masqurade portion of fan eXpo and that is afaik the extent of their reach into FANEXPO.But last year they kicked out Gord the MC and the anime North masqurade staff and out thier own staff in. I still see some familiar faces there covering some of the masqurade as they are Anime.North staff. Been going to fan eXpo and Anime North religiously since 1998 so I know who's who there. I feel the anime North staff ran things well. Man I feel old but back in the day it was $35 for a 3 day pass and they gave you a lithogrsph print of MD Giest back in 1998 whichbthe artist was tehre to sign. The feel of the con in the early years was affordable and comfortable. Now a days it is $60/Sat and nickle and dime younout of everything for anything at the con charging for as much and for anything they can get away with and you wonder why some people steal shit and book it. Has gotten too corporate. Also the dick ass moves the owner of fan eXpo has done towards smaller conventions by making mini cons scheduled when other cons are and from insider info trying to sabatoge smaller cons from getting into thier turf.
>>10242489Damn son..and I thought Dr Stephenson was old as cobwebs at Anime North.
My kingdom for that Asuka cosplayer, God she was hot