Previous thread: >>10355423>Event's closed, COVID.>Anon: LunLun best girl.>Online cons happened: ended up being mostly a fun gimmick while the world adjusted.>Catching a cheater rigging votes in a cosplay contest, so you counter-cheat and rig votes so she won't win.>NozLan has decided to call it quits as daily life takes its toll. End of an era.>Anon: What to do with bootleg figures?>SBS6 is looking for weebs to make fun of in a new singing show.>Rekindle crew got rekindled and started 2 new projects.>Dutch karaoke stand wars.>Dokomi happened and their Twitch channel allegedly got temp banned for showing a hentai manga ad or some shit.>Tomo going for yet another bad PR approach while organizing a market during a lockdown, resulting in shit getting way out of hand, a 36 visitor event getting cancelled and allegedly losing 18k. Also receiving personal threats which is not cool.>Probably some other stuff I didn't bother to write down. Sorry, I've been non-stop tired the past few months.Upcoming major events:>Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (January 23, 2021, Japan), the conclusion of the Rebuild series.No agenda link as I haven't updated it yet and probably wont update it until 2021 due to obvious reasons.Links and advice:>POSTS MADE IN DUTCH ARE AGAINST SITE-WIDE RULES AND WILL BE DELETED!>The RTX30xx series is a solid GPU upgrade if you haven’t done an upgrade for a while.>Site I haven’t updated in forever: https://dutchgulls.nl>Discord: https://discord.gg/QAYNyfY
First, nice post OP. The fact that we had the previous thread for 8 months is actually astonishing,
>>10501599>a 36 visitor event getting cancelled.But at least it "saved humanity from the apocalypse"
is there a date already for dokomi next year?
Indoor cons are gonna feel weird now that facemasks are obligated by law in public indoor spaces. Wonder if some cosplayers get creative with them
>>10502030if there is one audience that can deal with creative masks it's cospalyers. weebs even wore masks long before the pandemic
>>10502030Strong doubt that it'll still be mandatory by the time we get to have conventions again. See y'all in 2022
>>10502362>lordofmeme.com made with AIokay boomer
>>10501806Don't think so, they tend to announce it around now but things are obviously a mess so who knows when we'll hear anything
It seems scammers noticed the existence of HDCC. Really wasn't expecting this.
I hear animecon is broke after all. is that true?
>>10507765That would suck donkey balls... It makes sense for a con to go broke as soon as they miss a year though. Cons are not something to get stonks in or a company that can truly profit even with amazing branding. Unless you meant "Animecon's investers, pledgers, visitors, volunteers and all income have dried up, making the next 1-2 years not viable for a con under this specific name".
>>10507788Not receiving subsidy from the municipality is probably also one of the factors.
>>10505266Is there no dutch word for weekend?
>>10507869"Weekeinde" technically but no one uses that
>>10507910Ohhh, thanks dutch-anon
>>10507765Hi Anon. No, we are not. Of course, skipping a year puts a small dent in out income, but yearly costs are quite low. We actually make good use of this year, restructuring a few things, maintenance on hardware, and preparing for different scenarios considering Corona. If you follow our socials you'll see we have great plans for the years to come.
Does anyone know a reliable Dutch or German source for Wissner brand synthetic whalebone? Apparently this is the good stuff, but there's a lot of crappy plastic boning out there too and the only webshops I can find who specify the brand are US or UK-based. If not I'll just go with a UK shop but it always feels silly to go overseas for things that are produced relatively nearby.
>>10508093thanks for clarifying! good luck!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWTz-Ci9GHESeems the Dutch government of health under-estimated the corona virus. Saying that Corona was less deadly then the normal virus, but retracting their statement.
>>10511769Yes, hindsight is 20/20 (or 'achteraf is mooi wonen'). Not sure what your point is here...
My HDCC refund came in. Until next year (hopefully), convention scene...
Today Heroes Dutch Comic Con announced an online edition for February 6th 2021. Tickets start at €10 for a few hours of watching the stream. Any thoughts?
>>10519473Also, here's what they charge dealers to participate. Insane prices really for what it is.
Greetings from south of the border. Brussels comic con thinks february will be safe enough to launch again. They announced some names, but nobody really believes that it will really happen
Lots of angry comments directed at HDCC on socials already. Really weird to ask 10 bucks for an online event after a bunch of competitors offered the same for free already.
>>10519473literally no one will watch that.>>10519511literally no one in their right mind believes any kind of event will happen in february.
Lmao, their gift box has no online entry included either. Wild.
>>10519915No online entry and aside from a DCC shirt there is zero information on what's in it. Well, except for the €7500 tier for dealers where they can pay DCC for the privilege of adding their stuff as "product placement" into the box.
Happy new year Gulls. May 2020 eventually bring us many good events and somewhat of a return to normal.
maybe someone can give me advice?what do I do when I have commissioned something and the artist breaks off all contact for months?I don't have a written contract with them so I guess I cannot take any legal actions..
>>10529836Did you pay through paypal? If you didn't pay through friends & family and you explain to them that you didn't receive your "order" then they would be willing to refund you if you do it within the certain amount of days.
>>10530464I should've paid through paypal but I used to be close to this person so I paid via bank transfer. I don't think there's anything I can do but keep trying to contact them :/
So, any congirls doing onlyfans these days?
>>10530541who isn't at this point?
>>10530857The people that dont do onlyfans either stopped or paused cosplaying all together
On the subject of the Jaarbeurs. Because everyones seems oh so sure about the Summer edition. I cross the place daily and right now two parking lots are taken up by Covid test facilities and im pretty sure inside some halls are also used for testing right now. Im also fairly positive they will use the space for vaccinating 'the common folks' soon, as it is one of the covid places you can acces if you dont own a car.(They are also working on both bike and car infrastructure directly surrounding the Jaarbeurs. You cant acces P3 right now. But its almost done.)There is no place for other events for a long time. Especially big events like HDCC. This is not exclusive to the jaarbeurs either, it goes for a lot of event centres at the moment.
So, who is doing onlyfans?
>>10532766The same for the Broodfabriek and Animecon, at this moment it is a Covid test location and it will very likely also be used as vaccination site. Personally think that you can scrap everything for the first 6 months of 2021.
Here's hoping the summer season will at least have some cons again
>>10519511And it's postponed
>>10533503yeah, maybe in the second half
>>10530513Update. Commissioner has blocked me. Good luck with the 130 euros I guess.
>>10537089Who was it?
>>10533470I'm sure tomo will find some abandoned parking lot the very second the restrictions are lifted lmao
>>10537089name and shame
>>10537089Get a mutual friend involved if you have any. Kinda sucks but a friend of mine got his commission after doing that. Otherwise, name and shame like >>10537875 said
Guys, I really miss you all.