Remember to mark your calendars for next year!>What did you enjoy?>What did you hate?>Changes you would make next year?>How are you handling the post con depression?PREVIOUS THREAD>>10216935Since this might be the last AX thread for the year, try not to hog the image posting like last year’s final AX thread.
>What did you enjoy?The mini vacation from the rest of the world>What did you hate?Lines and earthquakes>Changes you would make next year?Capping doesn’t do it, limiting the age range doesn’t do it, so we’re stuck with what we got since we’re not moving anytime soon.>How are you handling the post con depression?Terribly, just like everyone else.Also, damage report.
Anyone see that fist fight on the last day outside the South Hall? Shit was fucking nuts.
capping the attendance can alleviate the overcrowding inside the convention center since not everyone with a badge will be inside the building at the same time. Some will be outside and some will be at the JW Marriott. Exclusives from Bushiroad, Goodsmile, and Atlus should go to SDCC-style lottery. Bring back itasha car show. Lessen autograph area and most of all bring back Anisong World Matsuri.
>>10220626Move the fucking thing back to Anaheim so it can be 24 hours
>>10220661That's sounds funny. The battle of the weebs. Any video?
>>10220696I'd imagine they'll do that for 2021
>>10220619>AX at Anaheim again>It could be 24 hours>Nightlife comes backHow irresponsible would it be to take a fuck ton of Adderall so I don't have to sleep for the first two days?
>>10220696As many pros as there are to it being in Anaheim, I 99.9999% firmly believe it'll never happen because AX gets the LACC for DIRT CHEAP, I believe literal pennies on the dollar, and AX generates too much money for DTLA and the surrounding areas. I'm pretty sure LA would fight to keep AX there, they're hurting for that yearly cash. Anaheim can take us or leave us, but someone correct me on this last part if I'm wrong
Leave yourself a message for the future when 11 months from now you start looking back at the AX 2019 threads in the archives>You better have lost weight, asshole
>at least attempt to cosplay
>>10220764Do try anon! It'll be fun!
Do away with Premier Pass and make everything into a Comic Con lottery. Lottery on badges, exclusives, autographs, concert tickets, and hotel reservations.
>>10220662itasha car show is a copyright and legal nightmare for the con, like how many cars use logos and official art without the approval of all the Japanese copyright holders? Basically all of them! And since AX has a strong business relationship with Japanese companies, they are not willing to risk it. If the local itasha group wants to do a showing or something, they need to rent out parking spaces themselves nearby on their own dime. The only reason that Anime Matsuri is one of the big itasha showcases is that they don't give a shit about copyright
>>10220626>Weird meme OP is at it againThe other thread hasn't even hit the bump limit yet.
>>10220662>>10220771Have either of you experienced the SDCC lottery for exclusives? It's terrible. For a fan-focused even it is the worst thing you can think of. Once you start seeing how little you win in a lottery you're going to wish you had never mentioned it. At least with first-come-first-serve you can, if you care about something, put your time in. With the online lottery model it just makes things easier for those who aren't dedicated enough to put in time. It also means that people have much less investment into actually doing something and can shut out people who do really care. If all someone spent was a few seconds clicking buttons they have no qualms about discarding the autograph chance or buying opportunity making it a wasted slot. The only way to make this work would be if a deposit was necessary so it would weed out people who aren't actually interested (and at that point why not just make it a paid slot?). AX is not at the point where it needs a lottery on badges and hotels. Attendance cap would have to be something on the magnitude of 20k people less to make an impact and that means chopping your revenue when you don't need to. For all of people's complaints THEY STILL COME. Until people naturally stop coming to the con AX has no need to make a cap. >>10220790it hit the bump limit 50 posts ago
Hi What is a seagull?
>>10220910Seagull = /cgl/
>>10220986I regret giving him a view. If that was the average quality of his videos it's no wonder he only gets a few thousand views.
Where do you keep your AX badges?
>>10221029Around my neck
>>10220993I’m sorry based Mamuro5254 and dangirsdon haven’t released their AX videos yet. Hell, most of anitube has yet to make any post AX videos, unless your name is Lost Pause
>>10221039for a while I didn't even realize romeo was as well known as he is but then again thirsters will thirst and he's got water for them
>>10221029Mine are all stacked on top of each other in my boonie hat that's hanging in my closet.
>>10220661Need deets. Were they attendees or unrelated people?>>10221029I hang em off a hook which I completely forgot to take them down and put them in a box. I have too many lanyards.
Anyone go to CWF?
>>10221029I used to put them in a frame chronologically but the frame I used had magnetized glass and they kept falling through plus I wanted to use the space for posters so now they're stuffed into my memories box. I have my lanyards with years printed on them too. This year I wore my 2009 lanyard with the 2019 badge. Someone even pointed it out, it was nice.
Anyone attend Waifu Wars? Who were the match ups and how did everything go?
>>10221158I didn't attend myself, but I saw the guy running the show saying that they had a lot of technical issues that really fucked them on time
>>10221161Oh that's too bad. I hope they can prevent those problems next year.
>>10221168I don't know why, but so many fucking panels/events had technical issues this year. Specifically with mics either not working, or slides during presentations just stopped working
>>10221170The earthquakes unraveled a fierce curse upon AX's technical equipment
>>10221171This was happening even before the earthquakes. I wouldn't be shocked if the tech support guys are also unpaid volunteers
>>10221173I was just making a joke, but I gotta agree with you there. Monkeys could have done a better job than the volunteers in any position.
>>10221175I just don't get how it can be so "difficult" >sat through a panel>they had to set up mics and everything in the beginning, one still ended up dying during the panel>room didn't clear, stayed for the next panel>suddenly the mics aren't working despite working fucking 15 minutes ago, and they all need to be checked and reset againDo the retards working the sound just throw their hands all over the board when a panel ends in celebration? They shouldn't have to change a thing besides turning off a mic and turning it back on when the new panel starts
>>10221180That sounds horrible
Why does the Dragon Ball frachise get more attention at SDCC than AX?
>>10221298Cause being at SDCCgenerates far more prestige and buzz
Anyone have a picture of the shirtless Inuyasha cosplayer?
>>10221175>Husband says if you volunteer for something like this you're incredibly stupidEven if you include the hotel options(which forces you in with 3 other strangers too )your normal jobs pays out probably three to four times as much an hour Also that app was trash what is quality assurance?
>>10220759This is a really good idea.My message is: ”Bitch, your lolita closet better be cleaned and organised for the perfect coords!”
I finally fixed the flipping issue, so here's some cosplay photos: https://imgur.com/a/Hs6Ofl2
>353 days to July 1, 2020
I think i was the only Sakura cosplayer at the entire event bros.
>>10221029During the con weekend? I keep my badge in a burando pass case hanging off my bag. That matches my coord and lanyards are fugly in photos especially. Afterwards, I use it as a bookmark and donate the lanyard. I don't like a lot of mementos hanging around as shitty decor, too much clutter.
>>10220986He sounds like he has a mouth full of potatoes and he takes forever to actually say anything. I clicked off in the first few minutes.
>>10221434I thought his video was about the earthquake for those first minutes. Dude needs to summarize his video real quick at the beginning
>>10221624>>10221434>>10220993TL;DW: >despite all the bullshit, we remember the great memories over the bad ones>anitube is losing its identity, somefuckinghow>”ax is bullshit and I can’t wait to do it again next year”
>>10221647>ax is bullshit and I can’t wait to do it again next yearSounds like /cgl/ every year>This will be the year AX dies and moves back to Anaheim says increasingly nervous man for the hundredth time this decade
>>10221657I'd argue moving to Anaheim is a sign that AX is actually far too popular and needs more room to grow
>a week since AX is over>tfw all the LA and Little Tokyo bakery food I roadtripped back home lasted for an entire week and is now gone
>>10220759Lose some of your fat and put on some more muscle. Also learn how to make more complex cosplays
>>10220759Don't buy and bring all that food. You won't eat it.Don't bring all those clothes. You won't wear them.
>>10220759Spend all that food money of yours at that 7/11 across the convention next year if it’s still there
>>10220752>>10220696Like the last thread mentioned, Anaheim finished their expansion last year, making them part of the million square foot convention center club.Anime Expo's contract with LACC expires at the end of 2019.Anahiem wants to market their new convention center's expansion.If you were the owner of Anaheim Convention Center, you would make a sweeter deal with Anime Expo compared to LACC by bragging about how you are currently California's largest convention center, larger than San Diego's and larger than LACC.
>>10220696What was Anime Expo like when it was 24 hours?Did Japanese guest still host panels past 12AM?
>>10221658>>10221657But if someone bothered to go to anime expo's wikipedia, they would have found out Anime Expo signed a 5 year contract with LACC in 2015 that expires at the end of 2019.https://www.lacclink.com/news/detail/anime-expo-set-to-break-records-signs-long-term-agreement-with-la-convention-center>Los Angeles, CA (June 23, 2015) – AEG Facilities’ Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is thrilled to announce that the venue will host Anime Expo (“AX”) for the next five years (through 2019), solidifying LA’s on-going partnership with the event organizer.While this happened, Anaheim began their expansion that was completed in Summer 2018.
>>10221658I would love AX to get bought out by the Japanese, maybe the same people who run Comiket in Japan or some big Japanese publisher.Anybody would be better running AX than some nobody headquarted in some small store in Santa Ana.Maybe if AX was run by the Japanese, we could get company exclusive merchandise like at Comiket and more Japanese companies would invest in AX besides some anime studios. For example, would be nice if some Wonder Festival participants could come.
>>10221759Isn't 2019 in the LACC almost guaranteed though because they said it would be there in the physical schedule book?
>>10220626>What did you enjoy?AX Dance was on fucking fire Saturday night. Incredible energy from the DJs and really good sets. Crowd was hype too.The few people I managed to talk to I got along well with. Never felt like I was being walled off or anything like that despite people commenting on things feeling cliquey or quiet, which makes me excited to try and be more outgoing next time.The con itself was a sight to behold and the general atmosphere was cool enough that I'm game to go again. On top of that I met up with an old friend which was really nice.>What did you hate?The loneliness I let seep in immediately once I started roaming around by myself and into the late hours of the dance.Missing out on most of the shit I came to see. The hot merch was sold out. Panel lines were capped. And karaoke was ridiculous to wait for unless I had more than one day.>Changes you would make next year?Talk to more people and exchange contact info. Take more photos. Quit worrying about non-existent issues. Hustle, hustle, hustle to buy the shit I've got my eyes on beforehand and don't bother with a bag. And maybe aim for more than one day next year.>How are you handling the post con depression?Buying shit I probably don't need and browsing these threads.>>10220759>It's better to be impulsive than passive. Buy some extra shit with that vacation money instead of wishing you had grabbed those things you were unsure of. Really wish I bought the Range Murata poster after all now.
>>10220759>>10221828Oh and>Talk to people you fucking dolt.
>>10221771This is the stupidest comment I read. It goes to show how a ignorant weeb thinks that convention are made.
>>10221828Most people I talked to were pretty welcoming, but one group definitely stone walled me and it was obnoxious. I literally asked them if they wanted me to take off "oh no no, it's fine haha" but then continued to not say a word when I tried making conversation
>>10221766AX already announced 2020 in LA in the guide books. I highly doubt they signed a one year contract.
Looks like Plebpool released his AX videohttps://youtu.be/A7TU-deQw7w
>>10221771when you wish upon a star
>>10221771Do you think AX would be saved it if was bought by a Japanese company? That's rich, just like how Aniplex is "saving" anime.
>>10221971yeah like what would work in comiket/tokyo big sight wouldnt exactly work in AX/LACC
>>10221981Not to mention, cultural differences.Most of the problems in SPJA history stems from the upper management/executives being in a bubble and poorly communicating their goals, policy, and wishes for Anime Expo. This is what causes the "drama" within the convention.Now, imagine how bad this communication problem is going to be if there is an entire ocean separating the volunteers from the management/executives and a language barrier ON TOP of that.AX will have even more drama and problems.
I don't understand how they can let Artist Alley get so bad. I didn't see a single staff member anywhere around the basement until day 3, and even then it was a singular guy with a whistle yelling for people to keep moving in the aisles and not stand and block traffic. I actually felt kinda bad for him since he seemed to be completely on his own in what he was trying to get done. Idk if capping the amount of people allowed in AA at one time would help, but it's definitely a safety hazard to leave it unchecked as it was. I'm used to the lines and general dense population of this con by now, but being stuck in AA was the only time I thought the situation was actually unsafe.
>>10222037Just look at SPJA's corporate history, people leaving, people arguing; they all look so amateur.This is because SPJA started from college students I believe while Comic Con was started by pretty wealthy adults in the very, very beginning.I honestly don't feel SPJA cares about anime or manga anymore, it's just people who want to keep getting money for doing anime conventions so they don't need to have a regular 9AM to 5PM job like everybody else.Look how every year, people say the same complaints about AX yet AX never addresses the complaints.
>>10221971>>10221981Aniplex isn't really an anime focused company though. They are primarily a division of Sony but they aren't really manga publishers, light novel publishers, etcMeanwhile, one of the biggest anime/manga/light novel companies is Kadokawa. You should have heard of that name before.Aniplex would be in trouble if they didn't have Fate/Grand Order to be honest.
>>10221850Usually, Los Angeles Convention Center would publish a press release, bragging they got another 5 year contract with Anime Expo, though.I'm searching LACC's website and no press release anywhere.
>>10221771>being save by Japanese Forget it, the way economy is moving, China will start having more say about what is going to be produce in the near future. Get ready for censorship and bad animation
>>10222119spja sounds like a glorified anime club the college/uni doesnt recognize
>>10222082That shit had to have been a fire hazard.They used to have a line at the entrance with someone monitoring the crowd flow, now they just give no fucks.>mfw I couldn't finish my shopping in there on Thursday because of the stupid fucking line outside and couldn't go in there for the rest of the weekend because of the mass of people
artist alley on a basement?
>>10222148Based and Chinapilled
>>10222187I went on Saturday around 5pm and it was pretty easy to get around. Going early is probably the worst time to go because everyone is trying to go to it
>>10222148I mean that exact thing already happened with lolita, so I don't doubt it. The Chinese have immense power and wealth these days
>>10222187It was more of a fire hazard than people sitting in corners, yet volunteers really don't care and would rather yell at people eating on the floor vs people stuck in AA halls because Fatso McNeckbeard can't take two steps
>>10222148>bad animationIt's already downhill when the studios decided to employ Koreans and Vietnamese to animate.Also, someone is selling their Trigger luggage case for $250. Yes? No? I missed out on it at con.
>>10222453It was 195 at the con
>>10222678>mfw a clamshell luggage you can find at Ross, only with a Studio Trigger logo on it, sold out at AX
>>10222775Bruh it's a con exclusive
>>10222775tfw the new Pokemon movie fucking sucked
do any of the hotels do free breakfast buffet
>>10223045>movie suckedSure, the movie’s source material didn’t age well, but sucked?
>momokun is backJustice.https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/anime-expo-2019s-best-cosplay/2900-2924/
>>10223030It’s not a exclusive
Did anybody catch that Michael Jackson near the "bedroom" set?
>>10223059Hotel Figueroa does but it's pricey for a room
>>10223153>more expensive than the JW and farther awayExplain yourselves, Hotel Fig
>>10223045Pokemon has always sucked
>>10223059The Luxe offers free breakfast
>>10223092I know, but the way it sold out quick felt like it.
>>10222996What the fuck did they take photos on, a cheez-it?
Man the con drama for me was nuts this year
>>10223272deets brahcan't be saying shit like that with no deets
>>10223283The Made in Abyss panel turned into a train wreck when some retard decided to ask the voice actors if he could see their panties in Japanese so the translator couldn’t filter it out. The room got so awkward after that
>>10223292that's fucking hilarious. did he get removed from the room?
>>10223292Thats awesome, it wouldn't be a proper panel without some kind of funny question like that
>>10223292Was he japanese national?
>>10223292Don't they have someone to filter out idiots like him at the mic stand?
>>10223341>consider a sexual harassment question funnyYou are probably standwithvic tooFucking disgusting
>>10223292Fug, I was there. I think most of the room couldn't hear him though since he was stumbling over his broken Japanese. Were you there in line when that cosplayer had a meltdown before getting into the room?
>New Mamuro5254 AX cosplay videohttps://youtu.be/MfXm03OyMwc
>>10223320it was actually cringy as fuck and the question was pretty much glanced overhe didn't even get any reactions he wanted probably
Did anyone else hate the winning gatari amv? I thought the effects were nauseating
>>10221298Dragon ball is for normies with nostalgia problems (kinda like pokemon) not so much with weebs.
>>10223463I hope he relives that moment every time he closes his eyes.
>>10223426How is that harassing at all?
>>10223373Nah he was American
>>10223320He stayed but he booked it out of the room as soon as the panel was over.
>>10223463I’m glad I wasn’t the only one in this thread who went to that panel. Stuff was pretty good up until that guy
>watch AX masquerade on Youtube>only 18 entries in the regular (non-WCS) competition>at a con of 100k+ attendees>mfwIs this normal for AX? Katsucon has a similar format to their cosplay contest (skits and walk-ons are mixed together, everyone has custom music and lighting, etc) but Katsu typically gets 30-50 entries and it's a much smaller con. What gives?
>>10223743The extreme lines and crowding might have forced some groups to drop their entries. If you can't make it to check-in, you can't compete.
>>10223743My best guess is participants just got tired. As a former AX masq participant, the main reasons my group stopped going is because of how we were treated backstage and also how judging goes down. We weren't treated to many of the bare essentials like food or water or even comfortable seating you should have ready for people putting on a performance and stuck in one room for several hours. We've performed at smaller conventions, and even they could give us snacks and shit.Their judging system (for skits at least, and during the year we finally said "enough") is based off audience reaction. If a skit gets the crowd more fired up, that gives it more points. While that might make sense out of context, in context, it's really poor. It doesn't take into account a lot of components for a good performance and favors ones that are either based on comedy or crowd-pleasing topics like DBZ references and AoT jokes. There were also the few times we got judged on the quality of our costumes or props. The first year we performed and bothered with good costumes, they did all judging backstage, took a quick look at our cosplays, then moved on to the next group where they did the same thing. We had a large prop that was a key feature to our skit that they never even bothered to look at. Because staff told us to stuff it in a back room somewhere.Sorry for the blogpost but AX is the worst experience I've had with any masquerade as a participant and I feel sorry for anyone who has to go through that. If they've improved since then, good. If not, well, you can probably blame that as one reason for the low number of entries.
Piggybacking off of what >>10223763 said, AX Masq had their mandatory check-in at 10 AM. Considering the 4 hour line to get in, there's no way everyone made it.>>10223743>Katsu typically gets 30-50 entriesAX caps their entries at 35. Insane, I know.>>10223770Mhmm. Biggest anime con in the country has the worst masquerade. I've been to some sloppy masquerades in my time, but almost all of them have at least been fair.
>>10223452THose are some smooth ass transitions.
It's been two weeks, how's that post con depression?
>>10223867Not too bad. I'm just happy that this year I finally socialized a bit and had a fun time at some parties.
>>10223867Feelings of dissapoinment and loneliness have faded. I'm more excited for next year than anything else, and grateful for what I was able to do at AX19 even if it didn't go how I had planned.
>>10223867Didn't have post-con depression this year. I was very disappointed in how AX19 went but now I'm mainly in post-con relief. Hoping AX20 is a lot better
>>10223743I hate how difficult it is to get inside one of these, I only been to masquerade once and that was 2007.
>Passed up some merch thinking I could buy it online later>Can't overload my luggage flying back y'know>Can't even find it in any kind of internet search later
Hate:70% of the fucking convention were female teenagers with shitty ass BNHA cosplaysLike:Bought some Bandai model kitsChages:Ban Boku no shit fansHow are you blablabla:I'm glad it ended
>>10224322I don't mind the BNHA cosplays, but when they're being so fucking lazy and cosplaying as characters that aren't even canon it's retarded>girl is wearing a black shirt and a red tie, with a shitty green wig/hair dye>I'm villain deku haha
>>10224324Personally, I'm all for non-canon costumes, but I understand and sympathize with the feeling that BNHA fans seem to be allergic to canon. My eyes nearly kick flipped in my skull when I saw a cat version of Todoroki and Bakugo pawing at each other during one of those "musician plays my character's theme" videos. Why can't the ratio of casual to crazy be more skewed to the other side...
>>10224169>pass up some merch in AA because I was interested but not desperate to buy it at the time>assume that I can go back to AA to buy another day if I really want something>My stamina gets kicked out of the door by last minute costume crunching and I don't make it through the rest of the weekend>Figure I'll just buy shit online once the dealer's stores are back up and running>Fucking forgot how much shipping was and suffer in an endless rut of wanting to buy but not at that price.
>>10224169>didn't get the free madoka lanyard before they ran out entirely>have to pay between $10-$20 for something I could have gotten free if I really want it
my first AX and it was honestly amazing.See so much stuff and meet so many friendly peopleThe only thing I'm sad about is since I stay at a share room hostel it literally mean can't buy any big or expensive shit due to fear of it getting yeet.
>>10223867I'm still feeling fatigued.
>>10224169When in doubt you can always ship it back home. Or buy cheap luggage and check it.
>EVA 3.0+1.0 gets US premiere at AX 2020 in the main events hall>the building doesn’t clear out>EVAfags complain that the line will be even shittier than this year’s Studio Trigger panel line>the same EVAfags will come back for AX 2021Calling it now. Screencap this shit.
>>1022176124 hour video rooms, so if you got bored you could watch something. Video Game rooms were open all night. So you could game all night long. Tabletop was open, so you could DnD or play with randos who didn't feel like sleeping. People were still up and about socializing and not resting. Some panels were late at night, like 11pm. It was honestly more fun.
>>10224595It doesn't sound bad, but I think a majority of people, myself included, would call it a night around 2-3 at the absolute latest so you can get enough sleep for the next day
>>10224604I used to know a dude who refused to sleep all 4 days straight. It was wild times.
>>10224400>Carpool with friend>Friend promises that they'll leave at 9AM every day>Asshole friend has errands to run, wants to grab lunch before getting there>We don't get there before 1 on any of the days>Wants to leave at 8 every night even though I actually like the nighttime programmingThis year was so fucking horrible, I should've just Ubered
>>10224708Also forgot to add>Got there so late every day that all of the lanyards were fucking gone
>>10224708>leaving at 9amEven this wouldn't be enough for me. Most days I want to at least arrive at the actual convention center at 9am, not fight traffic to get there at 10-12
>Trying to sell some merch on ebay>Have a couple of watchers, think things are going well>Today some piece of shit undercuts me and lists the same item for a whole $100 lessI get undercutting by like $10 or $20, but a whole fucking hundred?
>>10224895What kind of item was it that you could be undercut by $100? Is whatever you were trying to sell at that price going for that much? Like what were you going for, $200 profit?
>>10225036It was a wall scroll that was exclusive to AX. And yeah, a few of them sold for around $300 already
>>10224895>Buying merch to flip or scalpI hope all your auctions don’t sell
>>10225040Is it the signed replica konosuba wall scroll from kadokawa? I’ve seen people try to flip them but it’s not exclusive to AX
Anyone going to Anime California?
>>10225570Never been before, how does it compare to AX?
>>10225575It doesn't. This is only its 2nd year and isn't affiliated with the Anime California that came before it that is now kill.It's tiny and held in the Burbank Marriott by the Bob Hope airport. I was only there for one day last year but didn't get to do much because I had to leave. I was thinking of going this year and getting a room at the hotel for at least one night and if the con sucks then my backup plan will be to find someone at the con to have sex with back in the room.
>>10225577Is finding strangers to fuck at cons really that easy? Every girl I've seen at cons is usually with her friend group, sometimes including other guys, so you never actually have a chance to talk to them one on one
>>10225582Not for me. Gotta do it the old fashioned way.
>>10225582if you're good looking, it's easy everywhere.
>>10225617I don't know. Unless they are ridiculously good looking I'm not too sure I'd pass up a panel I was really looking forward to just to get laid. Definitely wouldn't pass up getting early to the merch hall either
So who's planning the orgy for next year? This year's was pretty good,had lots of newbies though.
>>10225724How many uggos and fatsos were there this time around?
>>10225724You mean the fabled AX orgy? I thought that shit was just an urban legend
>>10226419Its an anime con anon, by default there are many orgies and hookups
>>10226430I believe there are many hookups, and maybe even an orgy or two, but those orgies are strictly invite only.
>>10226676How many of those orgies are entirely fat smelly boomers?
>>10226732Yes. They are all fat boomers who are 20+ years old and hate you personally.
>>10226732If it's by an invite only basis it's probably either a close group who do this kind of thing often, or attractive people inviting other attractive people
>>10223292There is zero chance they understood what he said. People who try to recite a memorized script in Japanese without proper pronunciation, intonation, and pacing always mangle their question beyond recognition.
>>10225614yeah you do
>>10226676>>10226873i saw a craigslist ad one year for an AX orgy. I mildly wondered how that turned out
>>10226945No, they understood what he said after taking a min to figure it out. The seiyu who played Reg said no iirc. The translator asked him if he was making a One Piece reference.
>>10226962I'm willing to bet it was fake just to bait lonely/horny people. The same exact thing happens in these threads during AX>Hey I'm a lonely girl and want someone to talk to/a quick fuck. I'm at this hotel bar/room>Several anons who take the bait show up and keep posting asking where the girl is, when in reality there never was a girl
>>10226971Did u fell for that
>>10226959i respect a realistic dude
My friends did a cosplay group Evokers for Granblue Fantasy. (Might have been the first in the world to get the whole group together) They met the producer of the game KMR before the panel so KMR was expecting them in the panel. BUT! and there was a huge butt! Lets call her fat bitch. Fat bitch was a volunteer organizer. My friends were waiting to get in line to get into the panel but then fat bitch told them to get the fuck out because they can't line up for the panel yet. So fat bitch told them to fuck off until 1:30. So my friends left and came back at 1:30 and there was already a HUGE line there. STRIKE 1! So my friends got in line and then fat bitch told them to wait by the stair case. BUT OH WAIT! That's a fire hazard. Fat bitch literally caused a fire hazard and prevented traffic for hours. Later as my friends were about to get into the panel fat bitch told them "your group is too big you're not getting in" STRIKE 2! So fat bitch let other people in first. So as OTHER people were going into the panel they say "oh yeah I want my girlfriend and my girlfriend's friend and her boyfriend, and boyfriend's friend into the panel." Guess what fat bitch did? They let them all in the fucking panel. Fat bitch doesn't let group cosplayers in the panel but she lets groups of normies into the panel. STRIKE 3.Another story. Remember when I said fat bitch blocked off a stair case and caused a traffic jam for hours? One of my friends needed to get past really bad to get access to supplies. Fat bitch denied everyone saying she is blocking off the stairs (with her fat rolls). My friend flashed her industry pass and told fat bitch to fuck off.
>>10228123The sudden panel line rule change was so fucking bullshit. Same thing also happened to Kimetsu no Yaiba's panel later that day
>More Aqours at Anime NYC>Can't go
>>10229042I was hoping the 6th live would be around that time, since I have a ton of PTO and wanted to make the trip to Japan in November. Not sure if I should still go now or just say fuck it and go next year even though I'll have less time off
>>10229042they're only going to do 6 songs at max, don't worry about it
>>10220752oh fuck yes. especially with LA getting funding for the 2028 olympics, they need any cash cow possible
>>10228123I was in that line too Anon, shit was one of the most haphazardly put together lines in general. Especially not letting cosplayers of the series in? Bull.
The line to the Love Live merch booth was fucking cancerous this year
>>10230830It wasn't bad, but they fucked up by printing too much of the assigned time tickets and not have an area for overflow. Most of the cucks that worked at last year's Love Live merch booth also worked at this year's booth. They should have known.
Hopefully there are LA locals in this thread, I haven't been to ALA in 4 years since it moved out of the LAX area. I went to the first year in Ontario and I didn't like it all. I haven't gone since then, but why the fuck is it now a 4 1/2 day con now?
>>10231048More days to get drunk, buddy.
>>10231068But you can get drunk any day anon
>>10231143Getting drunk alone is just sad though. Social drinking, or at the very least being drunk around other people is where it's at
>>10223743im convinced masquerades are shit no matter what con i go to
>>10223743Does AX still charge admission for their Masquerade?
Should I drop big money for a Premier Pass for AX 2020?
>>10231758if you want to skip lines and you aren't industry or press, yes
>>10231048ALA is heading towards AX's direction. The line was longer than I remembered this year and they installed security checkpoints. This is how it begins.
New AX cosplay videohttps://youtu.be/X9AhfeyogYU
As a dirty european, should I spend 1000 eurozoids to go to this con? or are there better ones elsewhere?I need a winter and a summer con.
>>10234429ALA is a good winter one, AX is a great summer con if you’re willing to go through the pain and anguish that comes with it.
>>10220662But Itasha is trash. Oh wait, so is LA and AX. You're right, bring it back.
>>10234429Not. lives in LA and has been going to AX on/off for 15 yearsAX sucks since it moved from Anaheim. Long Beach AX was the worse experience of my life and while it has gotten much better AX is still a fucking mess at the LACC
>>10234429why not go to japan expo? it's around the same time, you wouldn't have to fly as far, and they get good guests
>>10234981my discord friends are predominantly american.Also ive always kind of wanted to see commiefornia.hmm, I mean, I could visit california during january instead I guess, How would you rate the winter cons?We got magfest, katsu and ALA.
>>10234429It's the biggest anime convention in the US and not comparable to ALA at all. ALA is a small party con in Ontario with shitty cosplay and no industry presence, don't buy into the /cgl/ meme like some other faggot here did.
>>10234429It's worth going to at least once. You can also do Japan Expo in Paris.
>>10235063all three are not worth paying 1000 euro for. ALA is a party con, katsu is that plus cosplay, magfest is an indie convention. They're all worth flying to if it's only a state or two but cross-country, let alone another continent, is questionable. ALA is also on the other side of the US from the other two so you can't hit them all one-two-three without spending money on cextra plane tickets. The main "big" US cons are Fanime (party + cosplay), AX (industry), SDCC (industry), and to a much lesser degree CRX (industry). I would only fly from another continent for AX and SDCC and as you've noticed they've both got their own problems
>>10235564>tfw the only cons that justify paying $1000 for are Anime Expo and Dragoncon and SDCC (if you’re lucky to get tickets)
>>10235564oh but im only in it for the party and the fun.ill have to think then. There are no winter anime cons in the eurolands so I can either go there or be bored for 6months.
>>10235674You can actually skip the lottery and buy your way into comic con with official registered to you tickets and the price isn't that much more than the base price. Only bad thing is that it's comp codes so you won't be able to reg for the exclusives lottery (fuck that lottery)>>10235828If you've got 1000 euro to blow go for it. Wouldn't be my choice but it's your money
>>10235097>like some other faggot here did.Hearing that dude post so excitedly about booking his plane and accommodations was legitimately depressing.
>>10236246>>10235097what was this about?
>>10235853How to get access to these comp codes?
>>10236533In one of the many threads for AX leading up to the con this year, there were daily posters praising ALA over AX. There were 3-4 for every thread. No one who has ever been to either AX or ALA really bought into it knowing the differences between the two cons were immeasurable. It was quite annoying but it really is comparing apples to oranges. Except one poor fellow. He first posted something to the effect of "Just booked my flight, hotel, and bought tickets for ALA. So glad I didn't go to AX after hearing how poorly its run,..." (or some other common complaint) "It's my first US con, can't wait!" Everyone sent the equivalent of F to his comment for wasting all of his money and planning his first overseas trip on what amounts to your average local con over the biggest one in America, despite its faults. He soon came to realize how much he fucked up, but like the other anon said: don't believe the meme.
http://www.anime-expo.org/2019/08/07/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ax-2020-badges-going-on-sale-august-16th/>no more Black Friday/Cyber Mondaywelp
>>10236982Worse and worse.
>>10236982Wasn't Black Friday more expensive than the immediately after AX price anyway?>>10236560Official auctions. Prices near the end was $650-700 and while that's more than msrp not too huge a jump
>>10237021Correction that price is two badges so you would have to split it but $325-350 each is imo not that bad when the original badge was about $260 for a four day with fees. Consider the extra chunk as being a convenience fee because you didn't have to pray hard like everyone in badge lottery did.
>>10236982Black Friday went horribly though. I'm glad it's gone. Hopefully that means they have more tickets at the lower price tiers now that they don't withhold any for BF/CM
>>10236982>only one shot at premier Well that's gonna be stressful
>>10236982At this rate, we will be entering Comic Con lottery pretty soon. Expect their servers to crash right away.
>>10236982>MFW no on-site badge sales next year
>>10236982Wait no badge mailing for normal 4 day passes? Or did they just neglect to mention it?
>>10237263>Implying that mailing out badges ever helped with the impending Linecon
>>10236982no pre-show night next year?
>>10237407>Wanting another shit storm were you pay $20 and not get in on time.
>>10220742Depends on how inconveniently placed your corpse will end up and which halls the emts are gonna block.
>>10237412pre-show night is fun. It's a great warm up for the rest of the con
>>10237243>>10237263I didn't see either of these mentioned in that post. Am I blind?
>>10237634It really is. And sometimes they actually have a fun panel on preshow that you can enjoy without having to give it up to go to an industry panel instead.I went to the dub show on preshow night this year and had a great time, even won the show
>>10237634>>10237655I didn't go (didn't buy the badge for it), but a lot of people were bitching that they were in line the entire time Pre-Show Night was going on and had to be turned away before it closed because of fucking metal detectors and bullshit security making shit up on the fly.
>>10237406One line is better than two lines
>>10220759Sounds fun.>Hey future asshole, you have better saved up all that money to splurge at the con. Also some of that weight better be gone or I’ll beat you up. And don’t forget to take more pictures too.
>>10237892the metal detectors are honestly a joke, much like security in general here. The first few people in line get their bags checked, after a dozen or so though security gets lazy and just glances inside your bag. It would be stupidly easy to sew a false bottom onto a canvas back and hide knives or even a gun inside, and security would let you right on through.They may we well not even bother since they don't do real checks and still take forever
>>10239696Security theater is the fucking worst.
how do I make weeb friends during anime expo. will it help that I live like 10mins from the convention center
>>10236621wow thats rough. what about katsu then.I mean, I will go sightseeing around america so theres that as well.
When do the hotel blocks typically open up for AX?
>>10239789Later this year
>>10239789Usually around February
>>10239724Talk to people. Best times to do this are either while waiting in line, or at parties. In line can be trickier since you might not want to talk to the specific people you end up being next to>how do I go to partiesUnless you know someone, stick to the official parties like the Fakku one or whatever parties they have in lounge 21. I went alone and approached maybe a dozen different groups of people throughout the night and talked a lot with people.Personally I would not recommend going to the /cgl/ meetup. I've gone twice and it's not really good. You end up chatting with them for maybe a half hour before 15 or more people go back to a hotel room. Then after another half hour they kick out the non core group members, leaving you feeling like you just wasted the past 1-2 hours since you didn't really do much and didn't make any friends who you'll see or talk to again
>>10239740katsu is another glorified cosplay con but since it's in the DC area you can at least visit all the stuff in and around the area like the various museums, govt buildings, etc. with ALA you could visit LA/Disneyland but going for just the cons themselves is a bad idea.
So anybody getting their tickets today? They go on sale in literally 56 minutes. Early bird tickets are as cheap as $75.
>>10241380Yup, just waiting for it to be 12.
WTF Premiere Passes are sold out and it's only 1130am.
>>10241393I don't think anything is up yet. Just checked and it's still not up for anything.
It's asking for a promo code to get in? I never got one.
>>10241405Tickets aren't for sale yet, give it a few minutes
>$75 early bird>$88 total
>Got my premier pass securedAlright, now I just have to deal with feeling bad for spending $500 until I make that money back from working
>>10241411Don't forget the processing few goy. $75 is our lowest price ever though! You better hurry, these $70 badges are selling like hot cakes!
Got my badge secured.
Does anyone else's "Delivery Method" on eventbrite say eTicket? Did I miss an option?
Premier passes are already sold out? Did they drop the cap again?
I remember when I used to make fun of comiccon for having online waiting rooms and randomly selected ticket raffles.Managed to snag 4 badges tho.
>>10241417http://www.anime-expo.org/2019/08/07/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ax-2020-badges-going-on-sale-august-16th/>Premier Fan Badges: All available Premier Fan badges will go on sale for $475* each. No additional batches of Premier Fan badges will be released at a later date. Once they sell out for AX 2020, they will be gone!Either you get premier now, or you don't get it at all. You can try mashing refresh for the next seven minutes and hope some retard either has second thoughts or doesn't fill out the form in time
Premier was easy to getProtip it's on a seven minute cycle so just refresh around that time when badges get released from carts
>>10241411You pay for shipping and CA sales tax as well. That's why it's $88.
>Premier no longer gets the $50 coupon>Also no longer gets preshow pass because there is no preshow>price didn't get reduced at all
When do badge price increases happen? I want to see if any of my friends are going before committing to going, but don't want to waste my $ and go solo since solo conning sucks ass and AX sucks for meeting people
>$75 early bird pass>forgot about if I’m still gonna have this current job or not>cant file time off almost a year in advance>the earliest is January next year
>>10241466Just wait for now. If you're unable to afford the $25 increase (and that assumes you don't buy until next year because the price won't jump that high yet) you clearly will have bigger problems to deal with
>Buy Premier Pass for the first time>Aqours don't come backREEEEEEEEE
>>10241478I can afford it (price increases and all), just can’t buy it until all the stars align and all that shit (time off approved, have enough money on the side, etc)
>>10241493Or even worse>finally snagged the premier pass>Aqours does come back>comes back to the Novo once again instead of the Microsoft Theater
>>10241495To be fair, you could just be a cunt and say you're sick if they don't give you the time off. They'll know you're lying, but legally they can't call you out on it if you have sick days and decide to use them
so has it been confirmed that there really won't be a preshow night next year?
>>10241496I was much closer to them at the novo than at ms. It was great. But honestly I'd rather have other acts. I've seen aquors maybe ten times overall and 6 of those were live.
I got my early bird badge, but I really hope there's nothing good this time.
>>10241501Kek, that's how I've been going the past 3 years. Goldfish memory ensures they won't remember that it's around the same time every year too.
>>10225724This is why men look at cosplayers as trash.
>missed the early bird ticketsAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHAny reason to buy now?
>>10241416Nope, that's what it should say. Your ticket will be shipped to you, don't worry.
>>10241464Check the AX twitter for updates on when price tiers sell out. Currently they're at $85
>>10241535It's only $10 higher than the early birds currently. There won't be a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale so buy now
>Advertise $75 for early bird>Tax and fees bring it to $88>Advertise $475 for premier>Tax and fees bring it to $500Why can't they just advertise the exact price?
>>10241524>mfw I would suck and swallow for a Hiroyuki Sawano concert
>>10241556Because they're cunts. $13 fees is ridiculous.
>>10241572That's how the ticket companies make money. People have been bitching about ticket master and company for years
I couldn't bring myself to buy a premier badge today. It's $500 for less perks than last year it seems.
>>10225570>>10225577planning on it. I think I'll only go one day too since I was kind of unprepared for it. I'm more looking forward to hentaicon in 2 and a half months. I'm planning on trying to smash then, just got a new bench to work out with and get jacked again. I was years ago but let myself slack off for a while and it's been hard to get back on the train. I also want to check out the hotel since it's in the same one. kind of awkward since one of my old internet hero's killed himself in a marriot hotel.
>>10241585I still got it. I didn't even end up using my $50 promo code because I forgot about it this last AX, so it being missing wasn't that huge of a factor for me.The biggest thing about premier that made me do it again is the premier entrances and lines. I never waited more than 30 minutes to go to any panel I wanted, and day one I got inside the building in 30 minutes, every other day I got inside within 10 minutes.My first year at AX I thought people spending hundreds on the premier pass were crazy, but it's honestly the optimal experience if you don't mind shelling out the money. Waiting anywhere from 1-4 hours in line for a single panel you don't want to get capped on you just ruins the experience desu
>>10241576I just wish we could opt out of shipping fees. I always do day 0 anyway and wouldn't mind picking up my badge there
>>10242249>day 0It looks like there might not be a day zero this year. It's not mentioned on the ticket page at all, and no day 0 tickets were up either
>>10242552Day 0 was ass when people who bought tickets couldn't even get in due to retarded security.
>>10242603I went to day 0 this year and got in just fine, but that was as premier. I also had two friends with just standard day 0 passes that got in like 15 minutes after I didUltimately there wasn't too much going on other than the exhibition hall and a couple of panels, but I went to the dub show day 0 which was really fun
>>10242672One of the people who roomed with me bought a Pre-Show night ticket and was pissed all con because he was stuck in line that entire evening. He lined up around 6:30pm hoping it would be a breeze and then he came back around almost 8 and bitched about it all night.
First time Premier here, I know I got a really good chance to land a room at the JW. What are the chances I can get upgrade to a suite?
Westin is telling me the rooms are 500/night which is 3x what I paid for 2019. Am I trying to book to early or what
>>10242978It should be cheaper if you book through the convention hotel block. You will probably get an email from AX in a few months about that.
>>10242910Don't know what to say. I know several people who got in easily, but I don't doubt that somehow AX fucked up
>>10242910wtf? I got there at around the same time and it only took me at most 20 minutes to get in.