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Who's ready for unlimited free ramen??!! Con is about a month away! What are you planning to cosplay as? Any panels or events that you look forward to?
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>>10180240
A midwest discord link for anyone interested. Feel free to join! https://discord.gg/DdTzrMB
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This is will be my first time at this con and I am so very very excited! I don't really have any panel plans yet but my cosplay lineup is short as I am just bringing two and both are part of a group. We're doing "Nurse" versions of RE characters and then their normal versions.
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>>10180240
I was thinking about going but a bunch of people on this board advised against it. What's attendance like?
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>>10180297
Not OP, but the attendance is pretty good. Plenty of people there.
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First time going to a full out con! I've been to Miku Expo, but never anything like this! So excited. I am absolutely stoked to see IA and Vocamerica.
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>>10180297
It's a small con that's mostly panel and guest focused. It has the feel of a con from 2008-2012 and a lot of the cosplays there match what was popular around then
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>>10180297
If you’ve been to acen then this con will be a disappointment
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>>10180836
Only if you go in expecting it to be like ACEN. The kind if person who cares about cons being big or a party scene should just go to colossal or AX instead
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>>10180240

In b4 kopf drama. Nice to see it's not first for once.


Midwest has good guests and it really feels like Acen used to even 5 years ago. Tickets aren't that expensive.

>>10180337

Note that IA is just a video screening not the full vocaloid.
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>the real singer Lia, that IA uses the vocal from is also attending

People more excited for the virtual singer
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>>10182584
>In b4 kopf drama
Do you know where we are?
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>>10180853
I found this helpful, albeit a little old
https://thisisanothercastle.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/anime-central-vs-anime-midwest-the-battle-for-the-midwest-anime-convention-crown/
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>Ryan stop inviting so many musical guests challenge
Real talk though, I'm excited. I don't really care about 90% of the musical guests but I can't pretend I'm not hyped for DLL again. Planning to make 2 new cosplay, being female Wario and Lantern-san. Might rewear Maya or Minori again but I'm not sure yet.
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>>10183286
Ryan gets the same guests every year to save money and we get maybe 1-2 new big name guests. Kind of sucks but that's how it goes
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>>10183300

Did you not see this year's list? Steve Blum Crispin Freeman Yuri Lowenthal Tara Platt and a bunch of others that haven't been to Midwest
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>>10183300
>Kind of sucks but that's how it goes

Who do you want?

I prefer more Japanese guests
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>>10183883
Nta but I'm honestly hyped for Crispin Freeman. I love his voice so much. Hoping I don't cry like a baby. Lol
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>>10187157
I prefer Japanese guests too but it's kind of the process you pay that in order to have the more expensive industry guests you are gonna have steampunk giraffe and deadlift Lolita for the 6th year in a row
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Never been to this before. I have a friend who wants to get a room and do all 3 days (it's local for us). Only thing is, I don't watch weebshit and I mainly go to cons to wear my Star Wars costumes.

It looks like a good time, just I'm not sure it warrants an entire weekend, especially because I really don't care about any of the panels.

Go or pass?
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>>10187943
I'd say pass if you don't like anime, that's going to be about 90% of the content and the cosplayers are going to mostly be anime and homestuck cosplayers. AMW doesn't have the party culture ACEN and Colossal have so there isn't going to be much for parties and raves to do if you don't like anime.

Especially if you're one of those people who very vocally doesn't like anime. No one likes those people who show up to an anime cons and talk about how they don't like anime.
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>>10187945
Thanks for the info. I'm not the vocal type, but I definitely know its not my thing.
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>>10187943
It's what, $60 bucks for all three days and local to you? Just go and don't eat takeout for two days.
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>>10187945
>No one likes those people who show up to an anime cons and talk about how they don't like anime.

This.
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Lads how much drama should I expect from this con
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>>10194716
Probably not as much as most people think. I've always found it more like a chill ACen and more industry focused.

The only thing that comes up every time there is a Kopf con is Kopf ,and unfortunately, he doesn't have a PR person to tell him to stop replying to trolls here.
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>>10194716
Little to none
It's a smaller con without the party culture, so expect more families and family friendly atmosphere
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Bamp
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>>10199905
if you don't have anything new to post, let it die
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Have fun knowing that Kopf raped & molested more girls
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>>10201398
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>>10201398
>>10201401
Hello yes where is proofs?
:D
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>>10201398
>>10201401
Did she not go to the police? File a report? Press charges?
What does she expect people to do to support her if she didn't even contact the police about it?

If she's so traumatized and it was so terrible why didn't she contact the police and file a report, it takes nothing but about an hour of your time or less to file one and get it on the record.
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Ryan has a entire petition against him now. It's gaining some traction.
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Does anyone know if ScarfingScarves is a BetoBro? We tried to convince her to come to AM, but she has refused. She is causing a lot of drama and has hurt Ryan’s feelings.
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Only a few weeks before the con and I'm not even close to ready. Anyone else feeling the crunch?
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>>10202751
Kopf raped someone in 2018 according to another filed police report https://ryankopfrapepolicereports.tumblr.com/
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>>10202844
I trust those were charged and procecuted right? or did they drop the case?
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>>10202850
I am not sure for the 2018 one.

For anyone interested in getting a copy of the police report, here is a template that you can use (from the police website):

EMAIL: mpdopenrecords@milwaukee.gov
SUBJECT: Request for Police Report - Feb. 16-18. 2018

Hello,

Could I get a copy of any police report filed the weekend of February 16-18, 2018 involving allegations of sexual assault/sexual misconduct involving Ryan Kopf, occurring at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Mailing address:
<INSERT MAILING ADDRESS>
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fuck off, why does every single chicago con thread turn into this shit?
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>>10202959
when a rapist runs your con, that's why
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>>10202963
proof?
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>>10202751
1. It took place in Japan. I imagine she would have to file a report there?
2. There’s many many reasons why men and women just don’t “go file a report”. It’s not always that simple. Case in point: look at what happened when women spoke out against Vic. He did get fired, but with that came doxxing and death threats to the victims. It can also be hard to prove unless she gets tested immediately after since the proof gets washed away. This is why it’s recommended you take a few swabs and put them in a ziplock since it last awhile until you can make a decision
That being said I doubt there will be any charges and will a petition really do anything?

I already bought my ticket and room so I’ll see y’all there anyways I guess.
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>>10202995
Kopf is a creepy dude but fuck the court of public opinion bullshit
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>>10202817
If she ripped other AM's owner and con chair apart, why would you think she'd go to a convention with the owner having the exact same accusations? Are you fucking retarded?
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>>10183883
All of those voice actors have been to the Midwest before
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>>10202772
And how I’m anyway is that going to stop him? Online petitions never do shit so everyone signing it is just stroking their feel good muscle.
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>>10202844
>tumblr link
Yeah like I'd believe anything said there.

Inb4 Kopf shill or being accused of being Kopf but if this shit has happened so many times and with so much evidence mounted against him I really dont see how he is a free man. I dont think he has enough personal finances or fame to get this shit are or away so I'm just going to assume the accusers are either jilted one night stands or people hopping on the #metoo train to get those sweet woke validation points.
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>>10202963
*alleged

There fixed it for you
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>>10202992
There really isnt any other than butt blasted con goers posting on Twitter and Facebook to get that validation instead of actually filing reports, going to a hospital or police station to get a rape kit done or have evidence collected.

But nah, it's just going online to post about it to kick the proverbial hornet nest instead of actually getting shit done.
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lol he released their sex tape? That's one way to handle it.
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>>10203422
Can you even call it a sex tap when the face is blurred out and it's only audio he listed...on a sex site. That man just fucked his self harder

>>10203420
The ones that happend here were reported, I'm not too sure what happened after that. As >>10202995 said...the recent two were in Japan, so I'm not too sure how filing a police report would work out over there in Japan than here. Especially if you are a foreigner that doesn't speak any Japanese.
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>>10203422
>>10203427
The absolute balls on this man to upload audio of him and her having sex, against his lawyer’s advice. Jesus Christ.

I don’t think this even proves anything? What was he trying to do?
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>>10203422
There are revenge porn laws out there for a reason.

I feel bad for the guests, they don't know what's coming and will be associated with him for this disastrous year. Steve Blum & Mary Elizabeth McGlynn cancelled on Anime Matsuri when the sexual harassment issues about the con chair were brought up by many fans and now they attend a con where the con chair is a rapist?

Some of the repeat guests like Greg Ayres must know that Kopf had these sexual assault accusations, but continue to book with him anyways.
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>>10203706
Accused rapist
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>>10203726
*rapist
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Anyone got some Ryan Kopf stories?
>I saw Ryan Kopf at a grocery store in Milwaukee yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.
>He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?”
>I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.
>The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.
>When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.
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>>10203918
Get the fuck out with bullshit copypasta.
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Is all this drama going to end up as something or just die off and start again whenever Midwest come around
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>>10204005
Yup, it's the circle of life.
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>>10204005
no we are going to personally put him in jail
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http://animemilwaukee.org/inside-amke/update-from-ecps-amke

"Our details are pretty sparse from there, since this became a matter for law enforcement personnel. For our part, Mr. Kopf was immediately banned from Anime Milwaukee for 2018 and all future years. He is not permitted to attend AMKE in any capacity. We were also informed that the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee banned him from their property."
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>>10204068
Not surprised it took this fucking long to ban him from amke when Corey Wood is a massive shitlord himself. I am glad though that people are finally starting to ban him
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>>10204049
And then all of /cgl/ will clap. Get over yourself, no amount of petitions or hashtags or constant shitposting on the AMW or Acen social media will do jack shit. The guy is a creep and very much deserves to get his comeuppance but dont act like you are gonna be the one to put that nail in the coffin.
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>>10204180
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-06-26/convention-runner-ryan-kopf-banned-from-anime-milwaukee-following-alleged-sexual-assault/.145329
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>>10204854
Banned =/= prison sentence
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>>10202751
you people are awful, and I'm not being ironic. Wake up to yourself. you're ugly as sin.

fuck rapists, so fuck Kopf. as easy as 1-2-3.
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>>10204902
Well, at least everyone who googles his name can be informed.
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>>10205025
I love how one of the top results is still Encyclopedia Dramatica
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>>10204854
https://animecons.com/news/post/1524/convention-planner-ryan-kopf-banned-from-anime-milwaukee-following-sexual-assault-allegations
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Morality question: I bought my badge months ago but now knowing everything that’s come out I don’t want to support this con anymore. I’ve looked into getting it refunded but there’s no way to. Do I go anyways because the money has already been spent, or not go in protest?
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>>10205514
So you're not going to go because a bunch of people on social media told you not to?
Seems weird anon
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>>10205514
You can always resell it
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>>10205514
I’m very against Kopf, but I feel like it’s okay for you to go. The money has already been spent. Just don’t go next year and make sure all your friends there are also informed about why they shouldn’t go next year either. I’d also recommend to avoid using hashtags related to the con when posting photos because that just generates free publicity for the con. People who are newer and don’t know about Kopf might see your photos this year and be like “wow look at how much fun they’re having” and decide to go next year
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>>10205514
Basically what >>10205578 said. There will be a lot of us who are reluctantly going because the money has already been spent. Make the best out your trip, have fun and go to a different con next year.
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>>10205578
>You can go to the con but you better not enjoy it or post on social media about it
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>>10205669
You’re willfully being a dumbass. I never said you couldn’t have fun or post on social media. Saying don’t use the Anime Midwest hashtag doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to post anything from the con ever, just use different hashtags honey. It’s not that hard to figure out
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>>10205514
I would recommend selling it (maybe offering it for cheap) and maybe not using any official hashtags or mentioning the con (only mentioning it as Midwest? very generic search term that is hard to find) as >>10205578 said.

If you are going, I'd love to also see some tweets or posts complaining about everything going wrong at the convention. After the event, I would also recommend rating it a 1 star on Facebook and explaining why you won't be back again.
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>>10205805
From what I’ve seen it looks like it’s gonna be a shitshow. Masquerade judges, panels, staff, vendors, even V is For Villains are all dropping last minute. My body is ready to document everything
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>>10205832
I’m praying for something akin to dashcon
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>>10205832
Is there a list somewhere of people and groups that dropped?
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>>10203416
Yeah i don't get it. I've see people bitching about the whole kopf drama all over fb lately and it all seems fishy. I don't care either way, I'm not taking a side here but you would think someone who has been allegedly raping people for years would eventually get into actual legal trouble instead of just making a bunch of people online mad.
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>>10206157
Probably because it's all fake. That said, instead trying to get rid of the con, why don't these idiots just start their own or try to get someone to replace him. It's really weird they'd rather people not have anything to go to at all because of personal vendettas.
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>>10206164
People are trying to have him just step down though. The petition that’s been circulating says just that. A petition itself will almost certainly do nothing, but it shows that a lot of people just want Kopf to leave and not necessarily the entire con itself.
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>>10206164
Because that's hard, and crying rape online is easy.
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>>10206190
Kopf is the con, he built it. Asking him to step down and give away the con and take a different job is not going to happen.

People have been saying for 6+ years that they have proof on him and it's just a matter of time but somehow nothing sticks even though he's a socially awkward nobody
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>>10206190
If all they wanted was for him to leave they wouldn't need to make a petition nor shame people who like the con itself. It's not hard to go, "All we ask is that you step down and we'll end this whole thing here." That's it. I feel he'd be willing to agree considering he wouldn't have to continue defending himself from the all the protests and accusations.


>>10206205
That's what it seems like.
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>>10206216
The problem is with these online witch hunts there's never an end to it. He could give everything to charity and kill himself and as long as there's still one person willing to talk shit it wouldn't end.

That's why people need to just let the court deal with it instead of forming an outrage mob based on rumors
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>>10206223
Agreed. I'd rather they settle things in court or just give present him with the option I mentioned and live it at that. Everything doesn't need to be plastered all over the internet. It just makes them look crazy.
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>>10206232
>Everything doesn't need to be plastered all over the internet

For certain things, I’d agree with that statement, but this isn’t just people airing their dirty laundry. This is a sexual predator in a high position of power in our community. With cosplay getting significantly more popular in the past 5-10 years there’s also been a huge rise in minors attending conventions. Normally you could report a creep and the con could ban them, but Kopf ain’t about to ban himself from his own con. With all the new people entering the community everyday we need to make sure people are as informed as possible about predators.
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>>10206490
It's an accused sexual predator, according to internet rumors
He's still a free man and hasn't had any charges brought against him
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>>10206547
Casey Anthony was never convicted, but no one is jumping at the chance to hire her at a daycare. Being out and walking around free doesn’t mean a person is innocent. The fact that he’s walking around free rn is all the more reason to spread awareness so no one else becomes his next victim

Y’all keep acting like this is some #metoo witch hunt vendetta. This isn’t one victim making a claim out of nowhere. There are a bunch of people who have been coming forward about him for YEARS. People in the cosplay community have been warning me about him since my first Chicago con in 2013. He’s been pulling this shit for years and people are finally realizing there’s power in numbers and we don’t have to tolerate predators
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>>10205328
Surprise! He’s trying to scare ANN with a letter from his lawyer.
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>>10206616
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>>10206624
Lol I like the part where his lawyer pretends he doesn’t know how journalism works or that journalists have deadlines
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>>10206616
>>10206624
Wth is this suppose to do?
Thats like calling your mom on a staff worker lol
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Going to go with my GF, kind of sad I'm not single this year. Can't fuck multiple girls this time, oh well I guess!
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>>10206607
You could just as easily take him to court and get him convicted with all the evidence you have. Especially if it's been going on for years and you really want to protect people from him. Yet, all this time has passed and it's still the same song and dance. That's why people can't be arsed to care as much because nothing's really changed in regards to that situation. So, if you aren't going to actually get him convicted you might as well do what was stated before and say that you'll back off if he just steps down from his position.
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The Ryan Kopf “boom bust cycle” always happens every year and the more this keeps on going the more of a feeling I get that people will start to get annoyed with their shit. Just as you can see in this thread the boom bust cycle is in effect
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>>10206607
Not being convicted is different than not being charged. No one has any criminal charges against him right yet, so by all accounts he is innocent.

Fuck off with your angry mob bullshit. You morons have been saying it's only a matter of time for 5 years and he hasn't been charged yet
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>>10206607
bad press and drama is something most cons would rather do safe than sorry. One of my friends is a con staffer and I've hosted many room parties, only stopping recent years because I am sick of drama BS, and anyone can allege shit.

I recall one time at Otakon someone talked about how they were raped only to find out putting other shit together with some gulls the bitch invited some dude back to her room, got high and drunk, fucked then raised hell. Never reported anything to staff, the hotel, cops etc. Not trying to say this story might not be true but seriously shit like this is why I fucking just stick far from CGL these days outside a few close friends. I remember getting called some shit because I wouldn't let a person in my room to a party because they would not show me their ID to confirm they were 21. Had to cancel my room party that year, luckily my friend was down the hall so we just moved but the bullshit never ends.

If you see him do shit at the con that are of previously stated behavior the steps are easy
1) document if possible
2) REPORT TO STAFF/COPS/WHATEVER

That's literally all you need to do. Though I guess it's better to run e-drama around about stuff because at least you feel like you're doing something without actually doing anything.

For all we know someone called you a poopy doo doo head on discord and you got mad
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>>10206607
>not a metoo witch hunt
>has the same merit as all the harpies going after Vic

People said Vic had been doing similar shit for years yet when push came to shove he shut up, lawyered up and it came out that the VA's bitching about him were wrong. Those same VA's also think hiding out in their house will keep them safe from getting a court summons.

So you keep bitching about him year after year with your "mountains of evidence" yet this guy has yet to see the inside of a courtroom and continues to live rent fucking free in your head. So face it, the only thing he is really guilty of is pulling a "hit it and quit it" multiple times with girls who think fucking some greasy weeb who runs cons will get them noticed by the anime industry.
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>>10206490
You act like there are roving rape gangs ala Clockwork Orange. I've heard of and witnessed more creepy shit going on at Acen by a wide margin compared to Midwest (and that's even accounting the Kopf rumors).
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>>10206216
They want their cake and to eat it too.
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>>10206212
Exactly. As much as I dislike the guy nothing stuck with Vic either despite all these allegations & stories about him. All that happened is he got booted from a couple companies & a few cons decided not to have him. Now the VA's who pointed the finger at him are in their own legal issues cuz of it. So I'm seeing the same about ti happen with Kopf.
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>>10207021
wait for ScrafingScarves reaction video
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>this whole thread

Thanks for reaffirming why we need social justice more than ever at cons. You sick fucks need to learn a lesson badly for defending people like vic and kopf. Ever think that some people just don't want to ruin their lives and become homeless for hiring a lawyer to go to court with??? Hmmmm. Really makes me think, Sometimes social justice needs to happen.

Countless times I reported people wearing maga hats at cons but nothing happened. Staff does nothing because the greed of capitalism strikes hard
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>>10208172
ok retard
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>>10208172
Kopf has every interest in suing the publisher of the article. It's called "Innocent Until Proven Guilty". What if a judge determines he's innocent? Kopf's reputation has been trashed numerous times by opportunistic women who attempted to entrap him with sex.
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>>10208273
Because often you just need an expensive lawyer to get you out of anything. Most people can't afford that in the USA so they get off scott free. The captialism systems have ruined and chance at fair trials, only social justice can be had now these days where the systems have failed us.

Reminder to report all MAGA cap wearers for hate speech at the con just like acen
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>>10208284
If Kopf is guilty and his victims have sufficient evidence to incriminate him, then hiring a lawyer should be a non-issue as they would easily recuperate any losses from damages. And >>10208273 is right, the US operates on a system of justice that assumes innocence until the defendant can be proven guilty. Destroying a man's reputation because you heard from a friend of a friend that he sexually assaulted their friend is just as vile and ignorant behavior as the shitters who have to drag their politics into irrelevant forums by wearing MAGA hats to anime conventions.
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>>10208295
Okay incel, fuck off back to pol with your shit. It's not welcome in the anime community nor the cosplay one
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>>10208311
Being mad at them for stating the truth doesn't change anything.
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>>10208172
>>10208284
>>10208311
Oh man someone’s angry
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>>10205328
The writer is not a good person to women. He was banned from Zap for throwing something at a female staffer.
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>>10208399
are you talking about Kopf? The writer of the article is the guy who owns that website and is based on the east coast
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>>10208273
imagine dating someone and cheating on them consistently
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>>10208699
Maybe both partners are ok with having an open relationship...It’s incredibly rude to be talking about their status.
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>>10208823
Rude? Where do you think you are exactly?
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>>10208823
But in this specific instance they don’t have an open relationship. Kopf also treats his girlfriend like shit and cheats on her constantly. Which is just the icing on the “Reasons why not to support Kopf” garbage pile.
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>>10209066
But what if his gf is ok with it?
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>>10209214
He can't leave her because she's suicidal and depressed. The entire staff knows he cheat on her. She's mentally not right so thats why shes ok with being cheated on plus...she isnt a looker either. She went off on him in front of a crowd of people when she caught him in a room with a girl drinking.
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>>10209214
It still doesn’t erase the fact that he’s still been sexually assaulting women throughout his lifetime. Dude needs to stop shit talking on open Facebook posts if he wants to stop making enemies too.
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>>10180240
Does this venue allow outside food? I blew most of my travel budget on A-Kon, but I want to eek this one out too if I can.
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>>10209418
You mean like ordering food from outside places? Yeah. My friends and I usually just order pizza or something while we're there.
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>>10208172
Almost got me with that one.
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>>10209422
I was thinking more along the lines of brown bagging meals to save money. Over the course of 5 meals at the con it would add up to probably $50-75.
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>>10180243
link's dead
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>>10209431
Oh. Yeah, you can bring food from home too. If that's what you mean.
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>Parking: $1,000 per day
>No in and out privileges
What the fuck does in and out privileges even mean?
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>>10210168
Some places allow you to leave and come back to the parking structure/lot without charging extra. If you leave the Rosemont parking structure, they'll charge you for another day since they go by a ticketed method
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>>10210177
Is a day of parking at the convention center a full 24 hours or does it go by calendar day?
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Sorry for being a one person QTDDTOT, but is the free ramen for all badge holders or only for people who buy certain packages?
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>>10210184
It's free for all badge holders.
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>>10209446
Sorry, updated link here.
https://discordapp.com/invite/cC8PprT

Also, seagull meet planned to be Saturday in the Hyatt basement near the escalators around 6pm. Will update on exact location downstairs depending on available table / chair space. There will be pulled pork and possibly other food. Hope to see you gulls there!
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It's a real shame because I've known about the kopf stuff for years, and there was a time I was still cool doing midwest and CAD but desu my 'eh there's no proof, right?' side of me is very much done at this point in time.

I'd love to go to this, have a lot of friends that are going regardless, but man how much of a fuck hat do you have to be to knowingly support him and have no qualms about it?
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>>10209214

What girl wouldn't be ok with it, isn't that what they want & like?
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>>10210257
Begone arblarg
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>>10210304
I'm supporting the con, not him. It is to my understanding that the money goes into providing mainly for making the con fun and advertising it. Not sure why people forget that fact. Also, this whole thing "he's horrible" thing gets repeated every year. Yet, nothing changes and when the timeframe passes, it's quiet again. Or people move on to another con head.
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>>10210304
if you choose to still go, you're pretty complicit morally... I really hope that the recent rape accusations & sexual assault police report is good enough evidence, along with Anime Midwest reviews that staff were very rude and not helpful along with dozens of cancelled panels and poor line control for popular events.

If you still go, keep your friends safe and report stuff directly to the police and hotel or convention center employees.
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>>10210430
>Kopf doesn’t make money from his cons
Lol do you think he has a day job?
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>>10210428
Who is that?
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>>10210592
Admin of that server, goes around cons in a maga hat and tries to get people to join his server full of crossboarders and /pol/tards.
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Out of towner arriving tomorrow. Anyone want to meet up and go to the fireworks?
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FEMM isn't performing anymore due to a visa issue but RiRi will be there.
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Does AW have a good maid cafe?
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Remind if you go to this con this year you support rape culture. Fuck I wish I planned for AX this year
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>>10210603
Been in that server slightly before ACEN and calling it a /pol/tard thing is hilarious. You obviously have not been in a server that has gone down that shitter. didn't even realize it still had a politics channel because that's the first thing I mute in any server. Basically never see anything outside a random momiji or some cosplay caps with maga, big whoop.

Also, what's wrong with crossboarders? If anything they are usually way better than most people who only do /cgl/ shit and only bitch about random shit worse than /jp/.
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>>10211572
I’m not judging anyone who goes this year. Some people have already invested money in the con that they can’t get back so I don’t blame them for going. But if those same people continue to go after this year or go to other Kopf cons then yeah that’s pretty shitty and they deserve ridicule
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>>10211622
Not a legit excuse. Though if poltards are here makes sense people would get ybepass
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>>10211572
ok retard
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>>10210180
The garage across the street is by hours not calendar
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>>10210506
No, I'm going even after the allegations came out I don't give a shit. I find it funny that people will go up in arms about shit accusations like this, yet still be part of a community which sells fucked up doujins at cons, has constant shit revolving around the corporations attributing to the convention doing shit, and TONS of the shady shit that happens every convention. Yet some staff member having a tumblr-tier accusations yet no police action or court case moved towards him just seems stupid to jump all over.

Not trying to be the bad guys advocate here but the shit of these drama hunts on people is getting stupidly annoying for visiting cons. Though, at the same time I guess it's glad people like that don't come to cons to shit them up further.
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>>10210304
Why do people support Trump and other politicians when they have such awful personal lives?
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Lmao so many fucking shit posters.

Also why the fuck would you park at the con? Just uber from a hotel that's a little further away.
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>>10211715
Never understand it, if there was an actual court case ongoing or a conVICtion had, I could easily see disdain/people boycotting.

>artists selling doujins filled with highly questionable content
Just a drawing man, muh freedom of speech
>corporations doing shit like stealing artwork and products of others to sell without consent for the memes?
Whatever dude, not like i was going to go to japan and get it
>create a venue for shady shit going on with slutthot cosplayers, underage drinking, weed, etc
Just part of the con experience anon
>tumblr posts and anon comments
HOLY SHIT THIS MUST BE REAL

Yes he was banned from the other con, but guess what usually when people raise enough stink on some/any topic in the US people get their way regardless because places are so afraid of stupid bullshit these days. I am sure he is on thin ice and a microscope from now on, if he exhibits behavior lining up with previous accusations shit will happen.

>>10211765
>uber
>4th of july weekend

Can't imagine why anon...
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>>10211572
By that logic anyone who watches sports, a Hollywood movie, or cable TV supports rape culture. Same for anyone that listens to mainstream music, or any other corporate producer entertainment.
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Anyone want to meet up at the concert in Rosemount, or hang out after the fireworks show?
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Deadlift Lolita is also out due to Visas.

The actual state of this convention
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>>10211621
>what's wrong with crossboarders?
nayrt but they're obnoxious. Having people who don't even cosplay on a cosplay board is useless, and it gets really tiring to see the same low effort cosplays and thirsty idiots moping around conventions.

not to mention the attitude a lot of other boards have towards women is fucking disgusting and is the reason the creeps are alone.
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>>10211972
>not to mention the attitude a lot of other boards have towards women is fucking disgusting and is the reason the creeps are alone
Between this and the entire thread being about fuckin KOPF again you'd think this board is about misandrism and not fucking cosplays and conventions.
Make a thread about Kopf if he sucks so much. The people who have decided to go to the con want to talk about anime, cosplay, gaming, and normal non-drama things.
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>Bring a 6 pack
>Leave all my bottle openers at home
Incidentally I've got drinks and pizza rolls to share.
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>>10212042
>warning people about a serial rapist is misandry
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>>10212056
>responding to obvious bait
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>>10211935
Huh? They've been performing in the US enough that their performance visas haven't expired. Where did you get that info?
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>>10212056
We get it, all 15k of us are all rapists because we went to the con. You're a perfect angel and we're deplorable Wal-Mart people who still clutch to God, guns, and religion. Go tell all your friends on Grindr about it.
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Fuki and Zwei are also out due to visas not being ready.
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What's with all these performers' credit cards being rejected? Couldn't the con just lend them some money if they don't have enough in the bank?
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>>10212071
AMW’s FB page.
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>>10212112
Goddamn Ryan, how did you manage to fuck this one so bad. DLL was basically the only guest/performance I was remotely excited about.
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>>10212112
It's a shame that happened. They should keep this in mind for next time though. That way things run smoother.
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>>10212112
Ah so this is what happens when you still go for the Japanese guests at Anime Midwest despite the sexual assault aggregations huh... Karma
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>>10212112
They also only posted the bad news on the FB event page huh
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>>10212112
Maybe this after all other reasons failed, will convince him to not have the convention in early July.
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>>10212162
Or to stop running so many other cons in a fiscal year.
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>>10180337
Fuck vocamerica
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>>10212162
I always wondered why he doesn't have it near the end of July.
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Apparently badge lines are a disorganized nightmare right now. This con is going to be a shitshow. Can’t wait.
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>>10212406
Can confirm. What's worse is I'm directly in front of some annoying teenagers.
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ngl I am bummed that the concerts aren't happening but I'm really glad I don't have to deal with the rest of the con's bullshit since they were the only reason I was going to drive down at all
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>>10212406
Eh. Badge lines are always trash as hell.
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The register at con line is twice as fast as preregister. Guess I know what not to do next year.
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>>10212056
>>10212058
Okay we got the warning, now stfu so we can talk about the con
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>>10212482


It's a fucking joke. The printers are down all over. Not even con ops is fully functional right now.
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>>10212112
I want my money back. I got tickets so I could see Fuki and Zwei.
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There's no staff here. Was there another walkout?
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>>10212625
have fun at line con chicago edition
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>>10212667
line life best life x_X
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I'm interested in the maid cafe, but don't want to go by myself. Anyone willing to let me tag along with them?
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>>10212667
At con registration was actually pretty short
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So one of the jpn guests that did actually get there was told her q&a panel was at 4 and showed up to an empty room because it was never put on the schedule. A+ con.
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>>10212735

The actual fucking state of this con.
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>Momiji cosplay, complete with MAGA hat
A+ trip is now officially worth it.
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>>10212112
Ryan should've invited Bernie Sanders as a guest. NO VISA
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I'll post this one last time since it seems like people are just not that interested in meeting up. I have alcohol and pizza rolls in the Hilton. Don't want to post my room number, but reply if you're interested or add me on Discord. World_peace #9472
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>>10212842
Sorry, World_Peace #9472
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>>10212799
ok arblarg
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>>10212799
I saw that too lol
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Just got back. I was there from about 1 until 8PM. Missed the opening ceremonies because the line was so long it wasn't until about 3:30PM that I got my badge. As pointed out already, the on site registration line was very short in comparison.

The concerts were either cancelled or running late (30+minutes). The Lupin play/movie thing was still not ready to go at 10/15 minutes past its scheduled start time. All I really got to do is walk around the vendor area, picked up a wall scroll since they weren't horrendously overpriced ($20) and watched two episodes of Myriad Colors Phantom World.

I bought a one day pass for ACEN (primarily to see Made in Abyss) and regretted not getting a weekend pass. This time I got a weekend pass and I should have just went with a single day pass. ACEN had so much better organization and quality programming.
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>>10212799
Fuck off arblarg
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Parties?
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Now it truly feels like a con.
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>>10212799
Epic
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>>10212983

Organization seems like a huge fuckin issue this year. Every panel I've gone to has had none of the equipment working or started super late. On top of that, game room looks pretty shitty and did anyone else notice how shit the coloration was on the screens at the burlesque show? You really should be working harder and showing a little more humility instead of rolling around on your segway looking down at everyone Kopf.
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>>10213477
kopf really is a rapist, he's raping the quality of his own cons
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>>10212508
But how can they feel better about their mundane lives if they dont constantly jam these "facts" down our throat every other post?
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>>10212078
That's pretty much their thought process. That if you arent devoting 150% of your daily salt to posting about Kopf bring a deplorable shitbag then you are also a deplorable shitbag who doesn't care for anyone but yourself.

I seriously had someone come into my FB messenger telling me that exact shit and how despite me saying my wife and kids enjoyed the con in previous years I was a) brainwashing my wife b) should have CPS called on me for bringing my kids to the con and c) was a paid shill

Like this is their thinking on all this. So much for "love trumps hate" amirite?
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>>10213118
Don't worry just reported xir to staff. Hate speech of any kind is and never should be allowed.

Get fucked. How does it feel to be on the oppressed end of the stick
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>>10213513
Hate to say it anon but you are doing that. You basically are brainwashing your kids at an early age to think rape is fine.

Seriously just last night I had a BNHA cosplayer I invited back up to my room so I could show him my cosplay and how I made it. We had a few drinks on my bed and he thought I invited him for sex. Instant reported him to hotel staff and con staff. Masculine toxic culture ruins cons for everyone
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>>10213651
Get fucked, anon. You posted the same thing in the Anime Expo thread.
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>>10213664
>men caring this much about bait
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Gull meet still good for 6p tonight in the Hyatt basement! Hope to see you there, there will be pulled pork and mac and cheese!
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>>10213651
Regret that you were a ho leading someone on does not make the poor dude a potential rapist.

But please, with your holier than thou ways go on about the exact ways I'm "brainwashing" my kids.
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>>10213703
Men are a mistake
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The line(s) to get into Masquerade is a shorter show.

Also, which one of you faggots got the Hyatt's wifi banned?
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>>10213738
Shit show. I hate phone posting.
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>>10213651
the guy was me lol
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>>10213753
Based
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>>10213753
Based and redpilled
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yikes yall paid money for this con? cringe.
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>>10213699
Shut the fuck up arblarg
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Ok real talk. Do those people who buy the ahegao shirts and clothes actually wear those after the con?
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>>10213812
>>10213118
Who is arblarg?!
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>>10213815
I sometimes wear mine around at home when I know I'm just chillin. But I won't wear it to the grocery store or anything.
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>>10213815


I hope so. They need to show off how shit they are outside of these weekends.
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>>10213817
The maga momiji idiot who shills their server in these threads
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Tried to talk to another student from my university that I saw there. Didn't work because he was a social wreck.
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>>10213833
Disgusting.
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Came back home already today. Both the friends that were with me were disappointed with the con and left early. It was too depressing walk around by myself, so after a one more walk through the vendor area I also took off. I don't know if it's because of dinner time, but the crowds thinned out a lot in mid afternoon.

Not sure if I'll even bother going at all tomorrow since I'd have to go alone.
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>>10213815
A couple months before Acen I was at work at Target and saw some high school kid with either his parents or grand parents decked head to toe in ahegao clothes. I'm talking hat, hoodie, shirt, pants, and shoes. I can bet the dude's crusty underpants and socks were as well. I could see and feel the shame the kids guardians had for being with him like that.
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It's not as fun as my bf and i thought it would be. I tried really hard to support him and find things to enjoy but we either had no money, it was too crowded, and/or there was some other inconvinience.
It sucks because we wanted to have fun.

That AND all the e-thots and half naked grown-ass men. It gets nasty over there sometimes.
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>>10213888
I noticed that too. There were a lot of girls in skimpy/Halloween slut type get ups. I realize it's warmer now than during ACEN, but the difference in cosplay girls were wearing was pretty substantial. Not that I minded, though.

Also, if anyone has gone to the Friday rave or will go today post how it was. That's the one thing I was interested in checking out but didn't get a chance to since I don't want to pay for parking and if it's like everything else then it'll suck too.
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Someone took my money from the kyle hole and I'm fucking pissed
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>>10213945
Absolute heresy.
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all the disappointment gives me much joy HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA FAGGOTS!
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>>10213884
It’s their own damn fault for not taking those embarrassing articles of clothing and getting rid of them. Like shit you’re the parents, act like it
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Yeah I'm annoyed at the visa fiasco, but otherwise I've had a great time. I'll probably come back but I doubt I'll get a weekend pass next year. My friend I was going with only got a day pass so I had to go today and tomorrow by myself, which is really exhausting.
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>>10214212
If you're going tomorrow then I could join you. There's nothing that I'm particularly interested in checking out on Sunday so I'd just tag along.
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Any pics from Anime Midwest?
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Starting not to feel as bad I didn't go
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Well this con was a disaster. Half the guests didn’t even come and the con made pretty much no official announcement about it. Also a lot of panels were either really bad and disorganized, or they were also cancelled. The lolita tea party panel was a complete mess with overcrowding and everyone sitting on the floor, and maybe three lolitas were there out of the dozens of people. And of course people are pissed about the complete lack of organization and efficiency with the prereg line, which had no staff directing and organizing people. Definitely won’t be coming back.

>>10214256
I’ve got some pics, I’ll post them tomorrow
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>>10214287
I'll probably go next year but I doubt I'll get a three day pass. Most likely just Saturday to people watch since I'll expect the programming to be shit.
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kopf raped me and shot my dog
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God bless anime my dudes . Nothing else matters besides Japanese cartoons
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>>10214239
Sure! I'm about 1.5 hrs away by train so I will get there in the 11:00-12:00 window. The main thing I'm looking forwards to today is Lia concert at 2:00 if that interests you, but I may also try to catch the end of the vocaloid thing when I arrive.
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>>10214287
Staff was nonexistent. I believe they all walked out before the con because of the allegations of what happened. I only saw 4 recognizable staff members on the con floor my entire weekend so far. You could have snuck in without a badge effortlessly. No one was checking them in some areas
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>>10214287

It's funny that people keep talking about the prereg line. I got here around 2 on Friday, heard the line was huge and said fuck that I'll settle in before going to get my badge and get some food, and when I went to it at like 4:30, it took me 2 minutes.

Otherwise, your post nailed it pretty well. Almost none of the projectors were set up for panelists and about have the rooms had some of the shittiest mics ever. The Lolita Tea Party thing doesn't surprise me because every basic bitch ever wants to show up and either pretend they actually have a good outfit or they just want pictures. People see it as another actual panel rather than a coordinated effort to get people who put time into it together.
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>>10214519
The earliest I could probably get there is around 1PM. Are you going to be cosplaying? If you are I can try finding you that way or you can email me at somethingidontneed@hotmail.com and we can share contact info.
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>>10214592
No not this time :/
Sounds good, I'll send you an email
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>>10214256
Boomers hate this photo.
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Tfw no lolita con gf. Also this crazy girl tried to get me fug her.
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>>10214705
Good remember dont put your dick in crazy
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>>10214705
How do you even get half decent girls at the con to talk to you? They're all in their little groups at all times. The only exception I saw was this Asian Ryuko cosplayer, but she had a resting bitch face.
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>>10214817
Im kind of ugly but i was alone the entire time bc tfw no friends
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>>10214839
So she randomly approached you while you were walking around?
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Geez, kinda glad I skipped out on this one. My first con ever was Colossalcon last month which I liked a lot, but I didn't see a lot of cosplay meetups on AMW website, which I'm way more interested in than the panels. Hearing that is was kind of a mess makes me feel a lot less bad about missing out.
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>>10214851
No im a kinda ugly girl and i was alone the whole time and no one talked to me either
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>>10215062
Why didn't you go to the meet or ask if here if anyone wants to join you? I could have joined you for at least a portion of the con.
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>>10214928
If you're local then I'd say it's still worth going. I'll go again next year but most likely won't get a weekend pass.
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>>10215128
Im incredibly awkward and i find it hard to talk to people. Other than that i didnt even know there was a meet
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>>10215220
That's kind of expected if you're here. I'll most likely go to ACEN and Anime Midwest next year. If you have a burner email you want to post then I can reach out to you and we can meet there since it looks like I won't have anyone to go with next year. Unless you prefer to wander around alone which is fine, too.
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>a lot of the concerts got canceled
>staff walkout so huge lines and no control over crowds.
>a lot of tech issues at panels
>masquerade was shit, judges aren’t qualified.
I came this year knowing I probably won’t come back, but this weekend confirmed it. At least dealers and game room was good.
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>>10215279
same, in basically every regard it was worse than previous years.
I used to use this as a filler between ACEN and other cons, but it didn't even feel worth the money this year.
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How come there were dakimakura sellers at Anime Midwest but not ACen? Does ACen not allow them?
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>>10214817
The thing is she came and walked up to me. I did not initiate anything.
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>>10215250
I might go next year but im not sure yet. Im not looking for a boyfriend though. My throwaway email is woopwoopneedsomesoup@gmail.com
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>>10215139
Colossalcon was local for me, AMW was like a five hour drive
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>>10215305
Look harder anon! This is a pic I happen to have from ACEN 2019
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>>10215305
Idk what you’re talking because I absolutely saw daki at acen. There wasn’t like a ton, but I definitely saw a few booths selling them
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>>10215330
Off topic but your email name gave me a chuckle
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>>10215404
Hotter daki at AMW though.
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>>10215404
I meant not fujoshit dakis.

>>10215408
I don't remember seeing any that weren't fujoshit. AMW had one guy selling nothing but dakis and then I think two other vendors had a couple, too.
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>>10215279
I know this is gonna sound very "tin foil hat" but my wife and I were talking with some friends during the con about the whole Kopf deal and how compared to previous years of AMW this year was a shit fest and think that maybe there might be some sabotage from inside. I got like 0 proof other than the recent social media spam of Kopf's shenanigans and suddenly a bunch of planning and guest relations goes belly up leading up to the con is a bit suspect.
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>>10215456
What about these?
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>>10215279
eh, the arcade room sucked too. No beatmania and MvC2 was borked for like 2 days.
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>>10215469
Our friends made a theory that Ryan crashed himself in the skywalk and made that hole after going too fast on his unicycle.
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Metaate 2019g fucking npcs larping when im holic edition.
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>>10215469
i actually wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case. It was NOTHING like this the two years I went. He was a creep but the con ran smoothly. This year everyone suddenly shit the bed.
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>>10215547
Woah I didn’t go, is there actually a hole in the skywalk?
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The more i hear about Midwest the more happy i am i went to CONvergence instead. Midwest doesn't seem to have even a single redeeming feature.
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>>10215305
hen da ne is a huge booth and they actually have official lewd ones out in the open
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>>10215469
pretty fucking weird considering there's no new accusations against kopf and his cons have generally been fine until now
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>>10215474
Nude dakis are chinkshit aren't they?
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>>10215481
I wasn't there but from what I saw on facebook the couple vendors they had brought in a decent selection. Convention arcades as a whole have been improving significantly over the years, even at smaller and mid-size cons.
Unfortunately beatmania is just a bad game to bring to a con. It's very unfriendly to new players. Games like Groove Coaster and jubeat are more casual friendly games and have songs with wider appeal, which is why those companies have those games and not IIDX.
Any con I've been to with IIDX has like 3 or 4 people at the most waiting around to play. Often times there's not even a line at all.
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Seriously, AMW? I just keep hearing worse and worse details from this con. (1/3)
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>>10215802
(2/3)
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>>10215805
(3/3)
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>>10215802
>>10215805
>>10215806
Have sex
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>>10215767
Not all of them are. I plenty of official ones when I was in Japan.
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>>10215822
I thought the offical ones generally avoid outright nudity and some minor censoring of nips and vagina that you'd see in anime.
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>>10215821
Some people go to cons to make money, and not being on the map is a pretty big deal for a dealer
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>>10215708
Fuckin hilarious
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>>10213321
Fucking embassy
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>>10215862
Don't know why they let their shit get like this. Especially with a con and family reunion happening at the same time.
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>>10215671
Yes, the Kyle hole. About every other time I passed by someone was taking a picture with their fist or a friend's face in it. The damage happened since time late Friday night.
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anyone got pics from the lolita tea party? heard it was a mess but didn't get a chance to go.
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>>10215771
I guess arcades get boring when you can swap out arcade boards at anytime if you own a cab like I do.
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>>10215942
Why the fuck did people waste their time in the sky walk when you could cross from Hyatt to the convention center in a fraction of the time by passing through the restaurant. Technically, it was an "exit only" going out of the convention center, but most of the time there were no staff to prevent you from entering the restaurant and then immediately the vendor area.
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>>10216063
Ignorance, I suppose. I for one never discovered the shortcut.
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>>10216063
>Technically, it was an "exit only"

It's better to just not take chances and get into a pointless argument with someone who probably isn't getting paid enough.
I remember a few years back they were checking badges like crazy and at places that didn't even make sense. I had my badge checked at the top and bottom of a staircase.
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>>10216063
Who said they were going to the donald or coming from the Hyatt? Could have been going to any of the other places that connect to the hamster tube and didn't want to be outside because of the humidity or sun.
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>>10216010
Dozens of dozens of people were constantly in line and there were no chairs for everyone, so people sat on the floor. It got ridiculously crowded
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>>10216010
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>>10216084
>>10216087
I don’t really blame the panel organizers since I think they were just kids, but why AMW didn’t give them a bigger room and why there was ZERO organization of the massive line for the panel is beyond me.
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>>10216084
Thanks anon. Why are there literally only like 2 lolitas and neither of them are dressed well.
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>>10216080
You could still use the shortcut when going to Hyatt with zero risk. Going back to the convention center I was only unsuccessful once and successful over a dozen times.

>>10216082
Those were the main two points the sky walk connected. The only time I saw anyone turn left, wherever that led, when heading towards Hyatt they were remarking that they have no idea where they are going. The sky walk had little/no A/C and felt really humid. With the shortcut you would walk through the restaurant by the vendor area, enter the sidewalk directly where the cops would let you cross, cross the street, and enter Hyatt right next to grand stage. You'd be outdoors for less than a minute.
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>>10216089
This, seriously. The panel organizers seemed like stressed children but the only redeeming thing about going was spotting a few cute Asian lolitas.

>>10215469
Agreed. Sucks that so many guests dropped and it was so unorganized. Past years haven't been perfect by any means of the word, but have been significantly better than this year.
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>>10215697

Learn the difference between official and doujin
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Check your emails, guys. They just sent out a feedback form. Go crazy.
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>>10216204
I definitely let them have it.
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>>10216149

Because people are too stupid to realize that the term Lolita Tea Party probably means FOR LOLITA'S not for everyone. I feel like that's the kind of panel that's worthless if you're not in some sort of fashion.
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>>10216524
Then don't run it as a panel. If you run it as a panel, you can't stop anyone from showing up.
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>>10214817
Be attractive and have a good cosplay
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>>10216603
This. The other cons I went to this year had strict guidelines and you had to get a separate ticket to be seated. There was only one person in street clothes between both events.
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>>10213651
Yas queen. SLAY these fuccbois.

This convention was fine I dunno. Mostly just fucked around at the arcade and had little interest in anything else. Hell if anyone knows of a really sick Midwest gaming con scene that's just Round One but at a convention hall, let me know.
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