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Anyone ever go to a con without any friends or people you know? I can't find anyone to go to an upcoming con with me, but I still want to go.
Is going by yourself more boring, or is it easy to make friends at the con if you're not a socially inept retard?
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>>10734217
Ive been to a convention alone once and it was a soul crushing experience, but if you are social/retarded enough to force yourself into a group and manage to give yourself the delusion that these people you now follow arent hating your guts because they just arent strong enough to tell you to pill off and will probably talk about this being "the weirdest thing that ever happened to them" once they are back home im sure you can have a great time
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>>10734217
Yeah, I could usually find at least one or two people to talk with during most cons. It really helps if there are panel/meetup groups on topics you are interested in so you can have a deeper discussion.
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>>10734217
I enjoy going alone because I'm alone and its easier to talk to people. When I'm in a group I have to break off to have a conversation with someone and I feel far less approachable with people around me. Plus I feel pressured to stay with the group and keep them entertained, like if I went off on my own I'd offend them.
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>>10734236
if you're just following one group of people around then you're not good at socializing. the whole fun of going alone is doing your own thing then meeting up with people later for the fun bits.
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I have and I prefer it over going with a group. I can do things at my own pace and time without having to worry about organizing others. I end up being the mom of most groups I've been in because everyone either sits undecided and will do nothing or talk in circles about what to do, then once we have a plan no one follows it and people get annoyed. I hate babysitting grown ass adults.
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>>10734217
It was more fun going solo before 2010. People were more sociable even if you weren't in their circle.
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>>10734217
>is it easy to make friends at the con if you're not a socially inept retard
Yes
But you need to be aware enough to approach other people who aren't socially inept retards
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>>10734217
what con op
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>>10734236
>being surrounded by people having a fucking blast while you're wandering around alone
r9k doesn't have suifuel this good
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I almost always go to cons alone. It's not great, but if you end up being included in a group
it can be great. Often I just remain alone the whole time though and it ends up being boring and lonely.
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>>10734217
going to a con by yourself is fun if you're good looking, non-aspergers and have a decent enough cosplay.

If you don't checkmark all of those 3 then don't even bother.
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>>10734763
>if you're good looking, non-asperger
Where do you think we are
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>>10734763
It's true, if you aren't hideous/autistic and are wearing cosplay (the higher quality the better) you can basically knock on party room doors and ask to come in and be welcomed with open arms. Not just for girls either, there's plenty of gay and bi guys at cons that help neutralize the sex gap.
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>>10734970
>if you aren't hideous/autistic
WHERE DO YOU THINK WE ARE
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>>10734763
>>10734970
If you're good/normal looking and not a sperg you wouldn't be going alone in the first place
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I prefer to go solo or with only a few friends. It’s easy for me to make friends but I’m a big tiddy ho that likes to flirt with teenage boys. ymmv
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>>10734217
i've gone to cons alone before but that was in the late 2000s-early 2010s since i was new to the area and had no friends.
i made friends but i was thin, not really attractive but could get girls, and was cosplaying a popular video game.

however now i can't imagine trying to make friends in my 30s at a con. i feel old as hell but i still love going.
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>>10735449
Pedo
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>>10735425
Nothing makes you wanna go yourself like getting bombarded with people asking for pictures every the steps. (That, and people who fuck around too much, making you miss stuff you were interested in). Sounded like a copout when my friend told me until it started happening to me. More exhausting than staying up for 36+ hours and getting wasted the entire time.
>>10735449
Possibly the most based post I've ever seen here desu fampai.
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>>10734284
lol anon is a mom
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>>10736457
i bet she's a milf
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>>10735699
I actually enjoy getting constantly stopped for pictures, it feels nice getting the attention
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>>10734217
It all depends on the convention.

Anime Expo: pick up a new friend at a photoshoot
Colossalcon (the pool party con): Misery

The more casual and fun focused, the harder it is. Because everyone is with someone except you and it's easy to feel like you're butting in. The more corporate and organized (and fucking massive), the easier it is especially in cosplay. I've met so many people cosplaying the same series who just want to hang out.
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>>10735639
Did you know that 18-19 year olds are teenagers?
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>>10734970
Even if it's a cosplay from a fandom that's been effectively dead for years?
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>>10736466
nayrt but it's the "constantly stopping your friend/friend group because you're asked for photos" that makes me feel guilty. If it's not that, then it's "your friends go on ahead without you since you're stopped for 5 min" which also feels kinda crappy. >>10734257 is 100% right IMO.

I once went with a large group (10+ people) instead of the usual 1-2 I go with and it's quite shitty. Everyone sticks together and it becomes more of a "we'll have fun wherever we go" than a "I'm here at the con to do con things". Nobody peels away for panels and getting a group consensus is annoying. I basically end up just going to whatever panels and shoots I want to go to and then returning to the group during downtime.

going with groups is better if the con itself sucks ass since you can fall back on just chilling with friends, but if the con is good it becomes worse.
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>>10736477
People still cosplay Disney characters of movies over 50 years old. No one cares how "dead" or old something is.
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>>10736475
When people refer to teenagers, they're usually referring to 13-17, because 18+ are just grouped with adults. If you're ESL, don't try to act pedantic.
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>>10736485
>they're usually referring to 13-17
Not on Pornhub. Just sayin'.
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>>10736484
Disney is pretty active
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>>10734217
I think it depends. The first few cons that I went to were ones that I went to by myself, but because both were local cons I managed to just find people I knew at said cons since we're all nerds. But that was a long time ago and those frens don't go to cons anymore, and the last con I went by myself to ended up being unpleasant because all the couples were giving me social anxiety about showing up alone. I think if you're not like me and actually talk to other people at cons instead of being scared about "bothering" anybody, you should be fine.
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>>10736477
No.
Your con experience can WILDLY vary depending on the popularity of your cosplay. My sister goes to cons all the time and made it clear that if you're a character from something that's hip, everyone will love you. Be someone from an old or, god forbid, niche, you WILL suffer.
It sucks cause most the popular fandoms are trash but I've tried cosplaying dead stuff while accompanying my sister who was a popular character. It was like night and day.
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>>10735460
Maybe there are more of us than we think. I know a few that still go when they can. It feels like a terrible way to hope to meet people with a common hobby, but at the same time what else is there, bars? Never really liked those and that seems even worse because you meet people whose only personality trait seems to be drinking. But hell wasn't until then that I could actually make a spot on cosplay having some time and money at that point.
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>>10736466 (checked)
Oh it feels great for a while...until you wanna do something and realize you can't because you're unable to get around anywhere. Though to be fair, I realized I was probably a Haruko costume, whose pants absorb an insane amount of heat. Even at Anime Crossroads earlier today, it was awful, which is why I had the realization. Either way, my guy in question who says he "wants to be alone" while also sometimes getting ops with randos off the street three times in a row, is a local celebrity here. Every event he's in, someone has to mention him in the relevant thread and they don't realize he's posting there with them. It no doubt is mentally draining.

>>10736483
>If it's not that, then it's "your friends go on ahead without you since you're stopped for 5 min" which also feels kinda crappy.
So it isn't just me. That's probably a very common thing, a complete disregard for others and zero patience.
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>>10735425
A friendless loser like you might never experience it but, being attached to the hip with other people who all have different priorities makes for a very unfun and wasteful day.

Unless its your bf/gf or youre one of these clingy shits with abandonment issues, its far more fun to go solo and do your own stuff and interact with strangers then regroup with friends once in a while or during the room party at night.
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>>10734217
I always do, it’s so much better not being pulled around by other people and forced into looking at shit I’m not interested in.
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>>10736484
The age of the source material and the popularity of a fandom don't always intersect, though. The Black Butler manga is STILL running but you don't see nearly as many Black Butler cosplays. If I put on my Black Butler cosplay from 2011, it wouldn't be nearly as popular as it was back when I wore it for the first time.
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>>10736662
sucks doesn't it. my ability to sew, make props, and have a nice room and food to myself but i am obviously the old guy. don't care though, still gonna do it, just not out to pretend like i'll make friends. luckily i'm married and have all the friends i'll ever need at this point.
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>>10737001
>being attached to the hip with other people who all have different priorities makes for a very unfun and wasteful day.
That's gonna be a hard "YES" from me desu fampai
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>>10734217
I've been going to my 1 convention since 07. Only 4 separate years have I ever been with somebody. It's ok being with somebody, even if they were my family, but I've always enjoyed being solo. It just vibes better listening to music using headphones on full blast when enjoying the sights and tuning out con noise.
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>>10735460
congrats, you are now a WIZAD, you are officially old enough to be the go to guy for the true con idiots to get booze/smokes/etc
but remember, over half the good looking cosplayers and gals are UNDERAGE TO THE EXTREME
but they don't care, they just want to get in there, have fun, make clips to share online, talk smack about your old ass, etc
you are TOO OLD, to hook up at a con anymore unless the woman you are talking to is also as old(easy to tell if they are not mentally broken)

Just remember, a convention is there to
1) Buy shit that you can actually see/handle in real life and not get fucked over by false reviews and trick photography/touchups.
2) Get convention exclusives(less than half are worth it, but still worth it)
3) Talk anime in real life, in the open without being swatted/losing your job/embarrassing yourself(too badly)
4) Talk to those who voice the anime's, make the animes, import/produce the animes, get signatures, cells(if they still animate without computers), and show your geekiness off for fun(remember you are the old one now, remember that old anime that for some reason would actually take off now?? SHARE IT/NAME DROP!!)

A tank convention would be all about guys/gals talking about tanks, buying tank related things, watching tank movies/skits/plays/dressup. Driving a tank in a special pay for service, and more. The only difference is that conventions have a clear age related divide, those under 25 are the con goers that can do almost anything(19 or younger can and will TRY to do everything) and those above 25 are generally there to talk to people the same age, talk the shit, exchange contact info, and will generally RUN the thing themselves.
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>>10737001
completely agree. i've experienced it so much that now when friends go to cons with me I preface it with "I will be doing my own shit, we'll meet up to do stuff but don't expect to follow me around everywhere". I have pretty niche interests con wise (i'm a huge crafting panel fanboy, and my friends aren't), I don't want them to come with me and get bored and complain halfway through a panel. I like meeting new people as well, and having someone attached to your hip all the time makes it way more difficult.
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>>10734217
I go to cons alone all the time. I try to go to as many as possible and my friends aren't always able to go, and I used to let that stop me from going, but eventually realized I can have fun without them too.
Since I started going alone I have made "friends" at cons. Mostly just stop every once in a while to talk to people about their cosplay, anime, or an event going on. Never really hang out with the same people for too long though. I've gotten to know a few people who go to a lot of cons and when we see each other we will chat for a bit before going our separate ways.
Whenever I go with my friends now it can actually be kind of annoying that I can't just go wherever I want, because they want to stay together. I still have a good time hanging with them, but it is a very different experience.
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>>10743741
As someone noticed in another thread, people over 30 have no interest in hooking up or meeting new people.
If you're like me and you cosplay you may still enjoy the attention and the crafting part, but for the rest the bus has passed over 10 years ago
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>>10734217
>Anyone ever go to a con without any friends or people you know?
yes, a few times
only found out it was considered 'weird' many years later
wasn't ever an issue for me
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I’ve only ever been alone. I don’t have any friends and I generally don’t talk to anyone whilst there, unless they ask to take a photo of my cosplay. I’ve thought about committing suicide a lot, but I think that may be genetic, as both my Grandfather and his son (my uncle) killed themselves.
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>>10744496
Me as the 30 year old meeting and making new friends at cons
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The only group I have actually seen routinely bring up themselves in irl settings are fat girls passivly aggressively admiring other girls burando, then talking non-stop about how all brand is fat phobic.
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>>10744496
>As someone noticed in another thread, people over 30 have no interest in hooking up or meeting new people.
This is false. Im over 30 and still get new friends and gals to this day.
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My next con is gonna be solo for the first time, recently broke up with my GF and all my IRL friends live out of state currently. Just gonna go in cosplay and try having a good time. Thankfully based on what people said here I should be fine since I'm not repulsive or autistic. That and it actually sounds nice that I'll be able to do what I want and not have to stick with my group and the retarded shit they want to do sometimes. Probably not the place to ask, but how is gaming and tabletop at anime cons usually?
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>>10734217
I've done it but you need to be in a popular cosplay tbf
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>>10749517
being over 30 and unmarried is not really something to brag about
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>>10750686
lots of people are over 30 and unmarried. the weird thing is being over 30 and not even in a relationship
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>>10750699
>tfw over 30 and not in a relationship
never been in a relationship either
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>>10750704
Based.
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Its easy to make friends if you're a cute girl in cosplay. If you're a non-cosplaying male then its a social skills check.
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>>10750699
how does someone get into a relationship
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>>10750704
idk how this can happen to anyone unless you are extraordinarily ugly. but even then i know some absolutely hideous uggoes who still manage to get gfs
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>>10750764
loner neets have entered the chat
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>>107506
>>10750699
Can happen when life's a mess
Changed house over 30 times, city over 15 and country over 4. Will probably have to move again in 6 months
Last gf almost became a nun and then found to be a repressed lesbian
Over 30 it's not like you can really meet new people anyway so I guess that's it for me
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>>10750963
as long as your standards aren't very high, you can def meet new people. plenty of women in their 30s are desperate to get married desu so it might even making dating easier than it was in your 20s
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My advice is DON'T, go with at least one friend. These cons are BRUTAL alone, especially if you're a guy but really for both. They're just a cesspool of people trying to watch you alll the time.
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Have good social skills, something to bring to the table, cosplay, and don't be an uggo. That's how your survive.
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>>10750988
I'm not sure what the outcome of relationship can be if the "being desperate" is the common point
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>>10736477
Depends, has the fandom ever been alive?
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>>10734217
If you're somewhat sociable and have a few drinks in you, you should be able to make friends. That being said, I NEVER go to cons alone and my groups are usually 4-8 people in size.
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>>10743741
I'm 29 and trust me, you stop caring about hookups after like 26. I'd just like to meet a girl I find reasonably attractive and have some stuff in common with. It's why I put effort into my cosplay and go to the gym 4-5 days a week. Not for hookups, just the vain hope of running into someone special.

I am almost certainly going to die alone.
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>>10736477
I cosplayed a character from Hetalia last year, a fandom that's been dead for what, almost a decade? Still got a bunch of photo requests.
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>>10754650
they just made new hetalia shit recently
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>>10750699
>>10750764
Some people prefer to remain single and only focus on hookups or flings. It's a lot more common than you think especially if you live in big cities.
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>>10754673
Thats currently my life. I work a six figure job, have too little time to dedicate to a girl. I just hookup cause Im attractive and make nice cosplays. The girls come to me, I talk it up, go to a party or go walk around, and suddenly making out if we vibe. It's that easy but there's some real spergs out there that don't know how to advance to the second stage so they cant fathom people easily getting hookups at a con.
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>>10754673
you must mean men only. no woman in her 30s would be happy being used by countless men for sex

>>10755519
i hope you're at least honest with girls about only wanting sex and not pretending you want something more to get them into bed
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>>10755523
>no woman in her 30s would be happy being used by countless men for sex
A lot of high earning career woman are in this fucked up situation where they cant find a good relationship because the guys are either intimidated by her or jealous of her.
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>>10755523
>i hope you're at least honest with girls about only wanting sex
I am and yet the woman falls for me everytime cause the sex is too good. So I end up having to cut it short.
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>>10755543
Wow, our society is going down the shitter fast, isn't it?
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>>10734217
You'll wander around not sure of where to go maybe participate in a few events but you won't really interact with anyone cause everyone else is in a group. If you try to join an ongoing group chances are they'll already be busy. If you need social contact you'll hate it and at "best" you have gradually lost connection to your fellow humans and will feel like you just wasted a Saturday.
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>>10734217
It can be done, but it can be a little harrowing and painful at the end if you walk away also with zero new connections.
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I'm placeblind so the thought of walking around a con like ax by myself is unfathomable. I pay for my sister's flight/admission so that she can navigate us around. No desire to make friends at a con but I have done meetups before.
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>>10734217
When I was in school I went to a few with friends at the time. But now I'm in my 20s and none of my current friends are into that shit so I was thinking of possibly going alone. IDK it's either that or never go again pretty much
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>>10755543
this is pretty common actually, people that are _too_ good stand out and seem unattainable or freaky. people that are obscenely good looking don't actually get hit on that often, both girls and guys.
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>>10755543
>because the guys are either intimidated by her or jealous of her.
>career women
>intimidated or jealous

fucking kek! We don't like career women cause they are insufferable and dreadful to be around. They're not even fun.
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>>10760307
Career women are the type that do not make good mothers or wives. They would gladly kill their offspring without a second thought.
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>>10760307
>>10760416
Yeah they made a movie about this. Being forced to watch it for even a bit was depressing and eye opening that it even needs to exist at all.
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>>10760416
>>10760307
Kek the only people these days who are housewives are either A) extreme poorfags like Mexicans or military depends, or B) rich people with familial wealth.
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>>10734217
Yes, it's possible, but you have to know the right cons for that.
Small ones are most likely going to fucking suck unless they have a decent to good gaming section, from personal experience. Oh, and if there is a good amount of cosplayers, that is helpful as well, I found it very easy to chat with them.
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>>10734217
Even with friends, with all the variety of events/ect it is very easy to split up at certain part of the con. I tend to be alone most of the time and only meet with my friends on an agreed hour for an event/when to eat/ect. None of us would like to wait over someone getting a signature or participating in an event that is boring to us unless there is nothing else going on at the moment that hold our interest.

With that said, there is nothing wrong with being alone as you'll have more freedom on what you want to do. You might even meet people that shares your interest and develop friendship with them, just remember that most people that attend cons are recluse and would rather be alone
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Yeah, you can do it. I just walk around alone and drink and get sad at everyone with their friends or gf's, attend a few panels, play games alone, and then go back to the hotel room to cry and pass out.
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>>10759210
>>10766799
These
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It can be kinda disheartening to see people enjoy themselves themselves their friends, but there's also the advantage of being able to do what you want when you want it without having to worry about other people, and that's what makes it worth it for me


And like other anons have said it's really easy to just chat people up about random shit so it's never too lonely
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I mean when it comes to Anime cons the issue really is either having to be very interested in the con's content itself because these cons are really dependent on socialization because many of the panels, events and more are really god awful.

I would say if you do go solo to an anime con or any con in general make it one of the more larger cons that happens in cities because if the con is a bust at least you have the city to explore, eat, drink and whatever to keep you occupied. That and at larger cons like Anime Boston, Anime Expo, Sakura Con and even San Diego Comic Con and Dragoncon you can find stuff to actually do at that con that is dependent on a friend group or socialization

Just really trying avoid going Solo to cons at that are labeled as Local Cons as those tend to be the worst of the worst for Soloing.
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>>10766984
>Just really trying avoid going Solo to cons at that are labeled as Local Cons as those tend to be the worst of the worst for Soloing.
These are the easiest cause you're forced to socialize.
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>>10734217
>is it easy to make friends at the con if you're not a socially inept
Easiest shit in the world, but don't try for sticking to a group unless they all really want you. Bounce between circles. Vibe goes off, feel like they're moving things along; bounce and find another.
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>>10734217
Depends
If you're 23+ you are way too fucking old to be going solo lmao thats weird as hell desu
we had a 27 year old boomer try to join our group (19 - 21) and he was nice but it was just not ok
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>>10767000
You might have missed the memo entirely but you're legally an adult now. Try to act the part.
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>>10736477
I focus on doing a lot more cosplays from dead series’, and while i might not get the most pics, the people who recognise you are incredibly happy to see someone doing it. Dont bother cosplaying just for attention, just do what you think is fun
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>>10734217
What everybody else said I'm sure (I only skimmed the thread), but also having a cosplay that stands out helps. I went to a con a few years ago and some random group of teens or early 20-somethings or whatever liked my cosplay and we chatted and quoted lines, etc.
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>>10767000
you cant say that........
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/cgl/ says that soloing is good because it lets you go to what you want to, but when the con has no panels that interest you (only main events that everyone are going to anyway), and almost no side activities, those advantages don't apply.
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>>10767291
Why go then?
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>>10767292
Who are you gatekeeping this hobby from?
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>>10767291
In that case you go to the room parties meet people and have sex.
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>>10734217
Sure just come back from comicon solo, still had a great time didn't talk to anyone while I was there.
Only thing friends did for my last visit was give me someone to listen and laugh along as we made crude jokes about nogs and the fat chicks who shouldn't be touching a skimpy outfit.
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>>10767298
>there's no reason to go to cons
>why do you go then?
>DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!! ;_;
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>>10767298
What? Theres no gatekeeping, if you don't have friends at the event or interests at a event why go? I don't like country so why would I go to a country music festival?
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>>10767344
>I don't like country so why would I go to a country music festival?
To boldly go where no femcel has gone before? To meet strange new people and possibly cook meth with them on their trailers?
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>>10767344
Because they decided to have your favorite artist at the county music festival. Like when they mix anime with sci-fi or anime with western comic books.
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>>10734236
This
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>>10734236
Do women really do this? Let someone hang out with you socially all day because they're too scared to tell you to go away?
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>>10767591
They actually do.
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>>10767591
Yes :,(

Happened to me once and it made me feel like shit for wasting my time. Ultimately it is there fault so whatever. Every other time I was Miroku was awesome though!
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>>10755523
>no woman in her 30s would be happy being used by countless men for sex
yeah, she left that behind in her 20's, twenty nine is where I draw the line! haha
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>>10752798
>Have good social skills, something to bring to the table, cosplay, and don't be an uggo. That's how your survive.
If anyone who goes to cons had social skills they would do something other than going to cons. What you really need to have is the ability to socialize around people with autism. (Yes, including the women.) Basically if you've ever worked in special education, it's the same thing.
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>>10760307
>fucking kek! We don't like career women cause they are insufferable and dreadful to be around. They're not even fun.
lol this
>have huge ego
>be a bitch
>be marginally less intelligent than the person you're condescending to
>YOU MUST FEEL THREATENED BY ME AND MY DEGREE HUH
>Did I mention my degree in social work?
lmao
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>>10734217
Nobody goes to cons alone these days and seeing a lone straggler by themselves is a serious turnoff for 99% of congoers. This isn't 2008. You will be ignored if you're just talking to random people, even with the most amazing cosplay in the world.
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>>10760307
I'm not jealous of some random STEM bitch who went to a third rate uni like UCSD
I'm a UCSF med student
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>>10767686
What was different in 2008?
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>>10767690
UCSD is better than UCSF for nearly every major
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>>10767735
literally the best med school in the US by a longshot and the holy grail of gradcafe.
>nearly every major
makes zero sense. there's no undergrad programs. it's just a few phd and grad programs and they're all medicine-related.
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>>10767690
>>10767735
>>10767740
they are both shitty state schools. stop acting like either one is an ivy
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>>10767686
Since when? Cosplayers talk to other cosplayers. It's not like you can tell who is actually alone unless you act like a 13 year old and cling to your friend group the entire time.
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>>10767749
ucsf literally shits on every single ivy for medicine lmfao
this isn't undergrad admissions, honey
ivys are safe schools for ucsf.
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>>10767749
maximum kek
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>>10767754
please continue posting
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>>10767756
i'm not going to after this post cause you're a clueless non-med subhuman. probably an engineering or CS peasant.
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>>10767757
I mined bitcoin in 2011 and now I just shitpost on 4chan. You sound like a plucky young upstart and it's amusing to watch you puff yourself and your qualifications-to-be up hehe

are you going to become a surgeon?
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I've been to cons as a socially inept retard, and never find the courage to talk to anyone.

Even when I'm in groups I feel like such an outcast and end up being left behind because I'm not a "core member"
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>>10750764
I know a friend like this. Literally crushed on only one chick during high school, who rejected him within the first year yet he kept liking her instead of opening his eyes.

Now he spends all his time playing games and wonders why he hasn't met anyone. He's fat and generally kills the fun mood because he can't open up enough to not be a stick in the mud. I don't know if he goes on 4chan, but if you're reading this bro, I love you and hope you are willing to make the changes to get what you want. I'm here to support you.
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I just went to a con for the first time last month, and went solo (I'm a social retard with no friends). I met some other solo people and hung out with them for a bit each day. The only thing I'd watch out for is there's likely a reason these people are solo, so they're probably going to have their own ticks to put it nicely. But its easier to meet more people if you're already around other people, so it might be worthwhile to group up just to break into other groups.
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>this thread and its posters bickering about what university they attended

I can't believe I walk convention floors and meet people who bicker about that.
I'm always disgusted to know how people are, holy shit.

I'm too innocent for this shit.
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>>10734217
I'm OP and I don't know how this devolved into a pseudo-intellectual dick-measuring contest about whose college is better, but update:
I went to the con alone. Honestly the worst parts were:
1. Not getting any decent photos for the cosplay I labored over. I went to a meetup but I was still experimenting with my makeup so most of my photos don't look as great as they would have the second day.
2. Holy fucking shit is it expensive to get your own hotel room.
3. I had issues with uber that could've been amended if I had a friend with me.
But I did make friends, and spoke to some other people who I never saw again, but were decent company for a few minutes between panels. Most of them were people who initiated contact, too - people who complimented a print I had bought, asked me a question about my cosplay etc.
Overall, I think I'll probably want to go to a con with friends next time, but less so because I was lonely and more so because of the reasons I stated above.
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>>10755543
Women are usually trying to date up. They want a guy who is at least as educated/monetarily compensated as they are. Say a woman is a doctor or whatever pulling in 200k a year, is she going to even be looking to date some guy who is an accountant making $100k or a mechanic making $60k, or is she going to be mostly looking for another doctor/similar high earner or someone else with a doctorate? Even if women are high income earners, the vast majority of the time they still expect a guy to be the provider/breadwinner or to have a similar level of status.
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>>10755543
Man it's so intimidating when a woman has her shit together and I don't have to pick her up at her parents' house and drive her to work at arbys every other day
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>>10772662
If a woman is old enough to be that advanced in her career and still trying to find guys to date, she should be avoided at all costs.
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>tfw feel miserable going to cons alone and too much of an introvert to "just talk to someone"

Extroverts must be living on easy street.
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>>10772886
>Extroverts must be living on easy street
I used to be very introverted, but even now I still suck at small talk. I'd say i'm much more extroverted now but still am not the happy club leader who's friends with everyone. In general, I find that having the goal be just having a good talk with someone to be more fulfilling over trying to make every conversation end with a new phone contact ending with disappointment when the conversation ends and you part ways.
It's definitely a trial getting over talking to people, but remember, at a con... everyone is the wall flower that would prefer someone talk to them.

>>10772329
>spoke to some other people who I never saw again
If you weren't a complete sperg and made the con more exciting for them, they'll remember you and maybe next con or at other cons will even say hi to you when you've completely forgotten who they are... i've struck up convos and had people say "wait... did you go to the konosuba panel last year? OH HEY! What's up!?!" when i've forgotten I even went to that panel. Being in cosplay also helps anchor yourself, whether they knew what you were or not.
Going to cons with friends is definitely a better experience, but being able to go out on your own making the most of your time and not cling to them like a little brother comes very much in handy.
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>>10773405
I dunno about that. That happens to my best friend all the time, but cosplay makes me a damn chameleon or something. I've run into my FRIENDS before in cosplay, people who see my face every day, and when I approach them in a friendly manner, they look at me like I'm crazy until I say "It's me, anon!" And then they go "...OH! Hey!" And that's people I already knew out of cosplay, that couldn't see past my wig, makeup, and outfit. I guess I have an incredibly generic face.
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>>10772662
Off topic but where the hell do you live where an accountant is making six figures? Hell even your estimate for a mechanic is on the upper end of salaries for mechanics.
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>>10773590
I live in Texas. One of my family members is making over 100k with bonuses in his late 20's as an accountant, but he works in Oil & Gas.
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>>10772662
>rich or high end career women
>not always ending up with some deadbeat redneck or tyrone who's lucky to be employed

You don't go out much, do you?
"strong, successful" women always end up with that or are perma-single and struggling.
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>>10773766 (checked)
Most terrible and laughably wrong opinions being spewed here make a lot more sense when you imagine pic related typed them out. If there's a less-than-subtle tinge of cattiness or hostility against men, you don't even have to pretend, because it's guaranteed.
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>>10772329
congratulations OP

eerybody else in this thread, start smoking cigarettes
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>>10773766
Kek what? A woman in big city who makes 6 figures is not going to get with some thug from the hood. I've never seen that ever. Are you black? Black men complain about this a lot for some reason but the women they're talking about are still poor
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>>10772329
Good job anon
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Yeah I always go alone
It's always horrible
My cosplay is always in the top 3% at least quality wise even at bug cons but I feel like it looks like shit anyways
I just wear sunglasses so people can't make eye contact with me and when people ask me to let them take a picture I just say "Sorry no" and keep walking.
I never talk to anyone because I feel like it's pointless and meaningless.
I never have any interest in any of the stuff they sell or the hack fraud English voice actors that are all pathetic washed up alcoholics
I just go because I like to cosplay
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>>10774407
>I just wear sunglasses so people can't make eye contact with me and when people ask me to let them take a picture I just say "Sorry no" and keep walking.
It's a you problem. See a therapist.
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>>10767036
based
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>>10774412
In the rare instances a girl asks me for a picture I always say yes, I just hate men.
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>>10774415
I'm assuming you're a woman? If all you really cared about was cosplaying as you said, there would be no need to go to cons. You could just take pics of your cosplay at home. At some level you must want the social aspect of cons, at least showing off your cosplay if nothing else. Sounds like the issue is just your hatred of men. If these cons were 100% women, do you think all these problems would go away?
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>>10774417
I'm a man. I don't mind a casual 3 minute or less conversation with girls but I don't want to feel any emotional intimacy or get to know them. Every time I've cared about anyone they hurt me and it gets too tiring to try after a certain point. I'm still young but I feel too old to bother trying anymore.
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i think next year i may be going to my main con solo, unless i meet someone and start dating them which wont happen anytime soon.

like before i had a few groups i could room with and in 2019 i had a solid group that i wanted to always room with. now though its 2022, going onto 2023 and the con was canceled so we gotta wait another year till 2023, i just havent heard from the old group and it seems like the main guy doesnt do cosplay anymore? maybe its just a perspective thing on my part.

shits ass, i got very little in terms of people to room with, i mean sure there might be one person i have connections with, there might be some new people i can room with and there might be some old people i can attempt to defrost but its just not the same man.
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>>10774214
The only time I've seen seen intermingling/dating between "social classes" is in the federal government offices here in DC. My agency is filled with couples that would cause all kinds of WTF double takes. You can see this on display at my agency's public "community day".
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I didn't really enjoy the experience that much
Asked like 10 girls for their number the last con I went to and they all gave me their number but when the acid wore off the next morning I was just like what the fuck am I doing those girls were way too pretty for me to date and deleted their numbers
But I guess if you don't hate yourself it might be okay
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>>10773733
I live in Texas too...damn. My sister is an accountant and she makes nowhere near six figures. Guess I should tell her to work in oil and gas as well.
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>>10774444
Class is the biggest contradiction in human society
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>>10774537
Another texan here, I study with accountants in my biocomputing filler courses for python and JS, the 30-something ladies are not having a fun time here if they're entering a CS major, most guys were cybersecurity majors or certs getting their fillers tho.
unless accounting is so draining on a woman's psyche that when they get marred, they'd rather be a back end dev for some reason.
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I been going to cons by myself since 2007. Only ever gone with someone else about 3-5 times at most. I have fun and make at least a couple friends each time i go. I like going to cons by myself because i can do whatever the fuck i want.
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>>10774472
What in the goddamn fuck¿ They gave you their numbers, they're at least interestedin you. Why would you self sabotage your chances like that?
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The first and only time I went to a con was by myself when I was 27. As a long time weeb connoisseur I had always heard about all the crazy shenanigans that happen at cons but somehow it never really interested me, even though I had a great group of friends in my teens that went regularly.
So anyway, one year I figured "Shit, man, I better at least go see what all the fuss was about." This was in part spurred on by the fact that at that age I had basically lost any real life friends to share the hobby with, and that realization hit a little sour.
So anyway, I went by myself equipped with an entire bottle of sake in order to gain immunity to social anxiety.
It wasn't the worst thing in the world, but I can't say it was fun. Most people there who look interesting have their own groups and are in a different age group, so I never really felt compelled to try and talk to anyone. Checked out the booths, checked out some of the panels. Most of them were terrible and most people have extremely horrible, shit taste in anime. Saddening, but not unexpected - I knew they would have shit tastes in anime going in.
It wasn't all bad though, there was indeed plenty of cool things to see and a few cool things to buy if you're into merch and art.

Would I recommend you go to a con by yourself? Not really, but if you're desperate to confirm you're not the only real, living person who is into that weird jap shit then you might as well.
Personally, I'd rather save my money and go visit the promised land and sperg out in Akihabara among other autistic nips than visit a con by myself again.

Also it should be noted that the con I went to was pretty small and shit, so maybe getting the chance to hit up one of the big ones might be different.
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>going to my first con alone this weekend
guess i better get over my asperger's pretty quick. hypothetically speaking: if you were alone at a con, would you mind if someone came up and started talking to you?
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>>10775357
I would be happy and it could make my day, maybe my month if we spend some time together and you're enjoyable to be with, but I'm unhappy with being alone but still am so I may not be very representative.
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>>10774860
That doesn't mean they're interested at all. A lot of people feel rude saying "no, you can't have it". That's why so many people still get ghosted after getting numbers, or get fake numbers
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I went to fanexpo Dallas by myself today and it was honestly the worst day I have ever experienced in my life. And I'm not saying that lightly in any way. I just. I don't fucking know. I put on a lazy cosplay with a decent ready made wig I styled, and just fucking walked around. I didn't say a word to anyone. People asked me to let them take a picture of me or to let a friend take a picture of them with me like 10 times maybe since it's a relatively popular anime but I just couldn't understand how it was supposed to feel good to me that people wanted a picture of me and what they would get out of having a picture of me. I walked around and watched people buy things, watched ugly guys try to hit on girls and ask them for their numbers. I just walked and walked and felt nothing except confusion and disgust.

But by far the absolute worst part of the entire day was when I was waiting in line and this cute girl in a cosplay I didn't recognize seemed like she was waiting for me to talk to her. I mean, she practically stood behind my shoulder almost touching me while staring at me for a few minutes. And I just ignored her, I put every effort into making it seem like I didn't notice her. And the last look I got of her face she was biting her cheek and looking at me with this expression I can't get out of my head. And then not even 5 minutes later I see her just walk to the exit and leave. I was at the con the entire day after that walking around and didn't see her once. And you know. I want to believe that it was just a coincidence and it was all in my head. But I don't think it's likely. I wanted to talk to her, I just honestly couldn't think of a reason she would want me to talk to her. I don't like myself and people who show any kind of interest in me scare me because I can't understand them at all.
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I went to a con for the first time a couple weeks ago and am under the impression that the company I kept ruined my experience as they spent a considerable amount of time moping about not getting laid, so am planning to go to some more alone to see how it goes. Will likely be forced to socialize, and I fail to do that, I can enjoy the content of the con by itself without having to deal with a friend who has other priorities I may have to deal with.
>>10775610
It probably was not a coincidence. Should have asked her what her cosplay was from.
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>>10734217
I have. Don’t recommend.
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>>10775610
I think your problem is that you're a doomer.

Maybe bring some black pilled friends or find some fellow black pilled people and you'll enjoy yourself a ton more.
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>>10775610
what's the over/under on this anon posting in other threads about how much she hates 'scrotes' lmao
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>>10775781
>doomer
Not really, I think most people have at least a st mildly enjoyable lives. I just can't function because my brain is fucked.
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Am alone at a convention thats about to end in half an hour ama
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>>10775357
update: it was pretty fun. i didnt talk to too many people because im shy but i did get a bunch of compliments on my cosplay which was nice. ill try harder to socialize next time

>>10775498
if youre at a con i think its safe to assume that you want to interact with other people. i saw a bunch of people on their own there but i didnt know if they were just waiting for their friends or something so i didnt wanna bother them. ill keep this in mind though
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>>10775835
>if youre at a con i think its safe to assume that you want to interact with other people
lmao, are you really this naive?
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>>10775806
Any scores?
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>>10775610
>I just honestly couldn't think of a reason she would want me to talk to her. I don't like myself and people who show any kind of interest in me scare me because I can't understand them at all.
Welp, you're fucked if you can't even believe that people may have interest in you for simple reasons such as wearing a cosplay of a series they are interested in. Honestly reading your post I get the vibe you didn't even want to be there in first place, but peer pressure made you do so.
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I've never been to a con before, would it suck going to one alone having no idea what to expect or do
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Went to one alone yesterday, managed to find somebody to hang with almost immediately for the whole day. That was good since it's such a small venue plus I had a bomb dropped on while there. Unloading to strangers isn't ideal but it at least kept me level headed, and even in my state of absolute misery I was still able to talk my way into getting a free ride down to the after party. A mixed bag day, to be sure.
>>10775610
Wow, I had the chance to go there since I was in this weird limbo on Friday, where I had the option of going to one of two cities at the last second, and Dallas was the second choice. More to the point...
>people who show any kind of interest in me scare me because I can't understand them at all
This was my exact thought process until very recently. Started there, and now I'm at "If someone doesn't like me, it's their loss and they probably suck anyway" in under a year. You don't have to climb Everest in a day, starting with minor steps can be remarkably effective. Listening to upbeat music, going for a daily half hour stroll, walking with an open stride and just a normal sleep schedule all get the ball rolling in no time
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>>10776012
Yeah I mean we're just operating on different levels. I think "If someone does want me to talk to them it means they're not completely insane"
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I went to cons solo for a couple years before making more geek/cosplay friends but still go to smaller or mid-size cons on my own semi-regularly. Honestly the biggest issue I have with going solo is that I rarely get good photos of myself in cosplay.
Went to a con today by myself and really had a good time. I didn't 'make friends' in the sense of sticking together all day or exchanging information, but I was wearing a reasonably popular cosplay and would often chat with people beyond just posing for a photo. What I like about going solo is the freedom to set my own pace, like longbox browsing or chatting with a vendor without fretting that I'm holding up the group.
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I'm going to anime expo alone this year, hoping I can meet some cool people.
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Didn't wanna make a separate thread for this, but this'll be slightly off-topic.
I feel like I'm nearing the creepy old man age to go to cons. I know a lot of this is gonna sound very conceited but, I have never really gone to cons out of ego, not having friends (I knew two girls YEARS ago that I could have maybe gone with), and never feeling as otaku as everyone else? Like, I mostly like Japanese media and what I really like I tend to like deeply, but never to the point of my wanting to cosplay a character, I don't listen to mostly anime/vidya music, never tried learning dances or learning Japanese. I no longer follow/know of any content creators I'd like to meet and chat up a little, you know? And I'm not very good at dealing with autistic people, as true as that "nerd" stereotype is. I've always felt caught in between by "too nerdy" for normalfags, but too normalfag for otakus. And given my age, if I went to take pictures I think I'd come across as creepy because I'd be taking them with my phone and I'd be too shy to ask cosplayers for selfies, I don't want to go just to chat up girls or give off that vibe.
I really wish I'd have embraced my local community while I was in college. Or talked more to one of those two girls I mentioned earlier, I had a huge crush on one of them. Not cosplayers, but I think decidedly more into the otaku culture than me.
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>>10776076
Ah, forgot to mention my age. 28. I dunno, despite never being to one I feel like most anime cons probably have teens and the 25+ there are the organizers and shit.
Closest thing I have ever been to would be a Smash tournament, where I actually went to some with friends and have gone alone to some but it doesn't bother me because I have something to actually do. In a con, I think I'd be at a loss as to what to do, especially alone. >>10734236 this post doesn't help at all because this has happened to me at parties and it is an honestly weird feeling and my and some friends thought.
>oh, i thought that guy joined us because you knew him

I'm not a particularly introverted person, so maybe I'm just being overly neurotic over this. Doesn't help I'm very opinionated, so I wouldn't wanna, you know, start a conversation with some Naruto cosplayer only for me to tell them I think Naruto is shit or something. Sorry this is so long-winded.
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>>10776079
Anime cons in particular skew younger but 28 isn't old. I've made several 30+ friends over the past few years.
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>>10776076
28 is fine man, your just being neurotic
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>>10755519
the spergs arent unsuccessful because they dont know how to advance to second stage, they are unsuccessful because the girls dont come to them in the first place
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>>10775610
Fucking hell, bro. I feel bad for both you and the girl. Can you afford therapy? It could help you a lot, cause it helped me.
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>>10774417
>If these cons were 100% women, do you think all these problems would go away?
lol women would hate that so much
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>>10776751
True but if the spergs fixed their looks, then they wouldnt have that problem. It's also good to have some skill to show off too.
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>>10776792
>True but if the spergs fixed their looks, then they wouldnt have that problem.
That's... not entirely true. As /fit/ would eloquently put it: "You can't lift away autism."
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>>10776793
You can use fit to fake through it though. Girls do get desperate and will put up with a personality as long as they have a hunk next to them.
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>>10776794
>You can use fit to fake through it though.
Fair enough.
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>>10775835
Cosplay next time, too. I learned cosplays are a great icebreaker, especially if they're elaborate and/or obscure.
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>>10775867
OP here; I'd really recommend going to your first con with a friend. It's a matter of safety too, especially if you're young. My mama was never worried about me going to cons in the past (even my first one when I was, like, 14) because I was always with friends, but she was terrified when she heard I was driving by myself to another city I'd never been to, because this time I was alone. She got mad when I told her I drove to CVS to buy some emergency items for my cosplay...and when I told her that I stopped not once, not twice, but THREE times on the 3+ hour drive home (once to get gas, once to use the bathroom, and once to get food at the drive-thru). Keep in mind I'm an adult in my late 20s. I LIVE alone.
I was a con veteran when I considered going alone - it was my 13th time going to a con. I knew what to expect, by and large. Years of going to cons and on other small vacations with my friends prepared me for it.
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>>10776813
>She got mad when I told her I drove to CVS to buy some emergency items for my cosplay...and when I told her that I stopped not once, not twice, but THREE times on the 3+ hour drive home (once to get gas, once to use the bathroom, and once to get food at the drive-thru). Keep in mind I'm an adult in my late 20s. I LIVE alone.
lmao, sounds like my mom alright
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>>10776820
Glad to see someone else understands my pain of being an independent adult with overbearing parents
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>>10776853
You're not independent if your parents are overbearing. You sound like a woman: pathetic.
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>>10776796
for sure. im gonna try my hardest to make a cool cosplay next time around because the convention is much closer to where i live and i want to be able to finally make some friends
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I've been to cons alone before. I don't really make an effort to make friends while I'm there. I've chatted here and there but never tagged along. I'm really into panels so I'm usually just jumping from one to another and hitting the merch hall during any gaps in my schedule. I didn't go to my first alone so I can't say what it's like to do that. I also live in the same city as the con and walk around it a lot alone so I know what streets are safe or not.
I enjoy my time a lot.
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>>10734217
>>10734236
In my experience, it depends on how old you are. The first time I went to AX alone, it was 2011 and I was 14. I met a group of people at a booth in the Exhibition Hall and when they found out I was there alone, the two girls in the group felt bad for me and let me hang out with them the whole 4 days, and they invited me to hang out with them for the next two years until they stopped going to AX because they thought they "aged out", but by then I had already made friends to go with from my high school.
I doubt that would have happened if I was in my 20s.

I did AX solo in 2019 because my friends were all busy with life, and even though I saw a bunch of people I've made acquaintances with over the years, I didn't try to inject myself into their group because that's weird. One group that I had met in 2015 invited me to hang out with them at a restaurant, so I did that and they invited me to hang out with them for the last 2 days, so that what I did.

tl;dr For the most part, I 100% would not recommend trying to inject yourself into anyone's group unless you're highly personable, not ugly, or under the age of like, 25. Or at least 2 of those things.
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ive solo'd AX a few times when friends couldnt get days off since it always happens around 4th of july. (such is a life of retail cucks)
still had fun because i was able to see things at my own pace and go to panels without problems.
I also go to smaller conventions solo as well some times like monsterpalooza and designer con.
I guess when youre older, you stop giving a shit about what other people think and just try to enjoy things that makes you happy.
I feel like its just the younger kids that still worry about doing things alone sometimes.
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>>10750686
said the 40 something living in the bible belt or w/e
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>implying i go to cons to interact with people
Of course I go alone. I just go because I've spent thousands of dollars on all my outfits and I'm not gonna just let them sit in my closet, I go to at least 6 conventions year, always solo. I like the attention and people taking pictures of me, but actually interacting with people is really tiring.
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>went to RTX 2015 alone
>in group chat i joined for 'making new friends' i got a guy to give me a ride, on the ride over we agreed to go out for drinks the first night of the con
>had a blast
>RTX 2016
>went in solo, no initial meetup
>chatted a few times before and if it felt right, during panels
>went to after-con events like drinking trivia night
>basically anything where you're put into groups
>embraced line-chatting

Even if you're a socially inept retard, just don't seem like you're thirsting for cosplay slut ass and you'll be fine.
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my friend flew to holmat on a whim, no previous planning, barely packed. never traveled far for a con. had a blast, made a bunch of new friends, one who lent him a cosplay for the last day of the con. you gotta put yourself out there and be open to new experiences/people.

>>10777981
this
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I flew solo to AX for the first time couple days ago, met plenty of chill folks in line and later became friends with. We all vibed, went to exhibit hall together, regrouped later, met up the next day and had breakfast etc etc. The key is to just match their vibe, being the energy, and see if they’re also solo and more than likely there are plenty of these folks around who would love to hang out with. Find a common interest (should be pretty fucking easy unless you’re autistic or too much of a creepy and/or just don’t have the social skills). I made plenty of friends just by shit talking the long lines, poking fun of other peoples cosplays, taking photos with other people and asking them about their cosplay, talkin about the prices of items/beer/etc. just basically small talk. Idk, u kind of also need to be optimistic and positive about these sort of things otherwise you’re always gonna see life with a half empty cup perspective and that will get you nowhere fast.
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>>10783094
Yeah I can do that and have, but why? All it did was drain my energy by having to pretend to enjoy being around mid tier boring people. I didn't get any money from them but I still had to put on a constant act for hours. Friendship is just emotionally jerking people off but everyone's so much worse at it than me that it's pointless. I just get high and walk around in my cosplay, people are a waste of time and effort.
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>>10783094
I've tried making small talk and it either doesn't go anywhere or they aren't receptive at all. On the other hand I did once find a group of people to hang out with after chatting with them in a line. The strategy on a whole seems very luck dependent because you're basically hoping you line up next to people you click with.
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>>10777485
mostly girls of all ages hate going to cons by themselves Ive noticed.
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There should be a meetup board for people going to cons alone who want to have people to go to the con with. Surprised that hasn't been created yet.
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>>10787365
>open con's thread
>go to the 4chan meetup
>join whatever local discord they're using
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>>10787368
I don't think such things exist.
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>>10787371
I don't *think* so either, because I don't have to. They definitely do exist.
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>>10776792
... you cant fix being ugly, dude
im not talking about fatties or guys who cant be assed to get a haircut
if youre just facially ugly, theres nothing except surgery thats going to make you attractive enough for women to just approach you out of the blue. no, not even lifting
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>>10787445
lifting is a start. And if you cant get surgery, youre not making enough money.
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>>10767749
Ivies are shit at upper level research though. They’re literally liberal art schools at this point.
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>>10787380
Oh? Point me to where the discord/posts are.
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>>10787455
Depends on which conventions you're going to. Some are by state, some by region, I imagine a few by country. And just for one anecdotal example (I have more than a few), the Momocon thread was full of people asking to hang with randos. Probably ended up being around 10 in total
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>>10787462
Where are the links to these alleged discords? Stories don't mean much.
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>>10787487
That was my way of saying that you can just ask in a thread here. What I can also tell you is that I'm in Discord servers for the Midwest, Florida and Texas communities but of course have no way of knowing if those would be of use to you.
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>>10787527
link to florida? not the anon you were asking but
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>>10787539
Got one here: TrTa4tcP
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Wait,
most people go to cons in groups?
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>>10787550
Yeah because they split the hotel cost
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>>10787550
Of 2 or more yeah
Most people at anime cons are underage
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>>10787527
Thanks for the anecdotes but there are no 4chan threads involving meetups. If you're asking me to be proactive and make one then they don't exist.
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>>10787371
Certainly does for AX, I met up with a bunch of anons from here. Discords usually get posted in threads about the con or region in question, you just have to read through them in the days/weeks before or during a con.
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>>10787635
>Dude you just have to look for it clap your hands really hard and maybe it will appear someday you never know
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>>10787753
Galaxy brained take
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Uhh if you want to join a group just walk up to any group that's not entirely girls and like just join them works for me. I get the feeling you guys are all fat bald ugly autistic losers
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>>10787448
I can but I dont know if I want to. Sending a bad message to my family who shares the same features.
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>>10788476
Doesn't mean you also have to suffer
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It's very easy for me to make "friends" (I don't consider someone a friend just because I have their number and we hang out once a week but whatever) but that's mostly just because I'm better looking than most of the people at cons. Honestly just be in the top 2% of attractiveness and it's easy enough being by yourself?
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>>10788477
There's also the fear of being put to sleep.
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My experience so far is that it's insanely easy to talk to new people at the drawing/art section if they have one. YMMV based on how good your own art is though.
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>>10734217

I always went to cons with friends or my gf (she's the one that introduced me to them).

Didn't go to my first one solo til after I broke up with her. I abhor social media but snooped around on facebook enough to find some seemingly sane people to split a room with.

Best decision I ever made. Turns out a ton of girls were interested in me, and I guess I was never approached before since I was always with someone.

Met a bunch of cool people that I wouldn't of otherwise met and actually hooked up with one of the girls after the con. Would recommend.
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>>10788492
Artists in the artists alley are self-absorbed.
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>>10787448
I got fit and do have some girls approach me after that, but I'm torn on the facial surgery thing. Most facial surgery just looks wrong. Even making 100k/year it's hard to justify.
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>>10787527
Post Texas
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>>10789389
mUCEsGr
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Reading other anons here, i'll buy my ticket on site to get two lines and hope to make friends while there. Since i'll go with a well worked cosplay (and been told i'm attractive) and a car, i can just gtfo at any moment.
I've considered asking around on my social media or even tinder(???) but i have no fucking idea bro i haven't had a friend in 4 years
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>>10788530
I mean like if they have a drawing wall with a bunch of paper and pencils on tables for people to come and doodle on together.
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>>10789447
>i haven't had a friend in 4 years
do you not work?
i know for whatever reason 4chan thinks its bad to meet friends at work but fuck that backwards thinking.
ive met some really good friends at work than i did when i went to school.
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>>10790049
ntayrt but I would not talk to any of my coworkers outside of work, especially not about anime.

I'll be going to a con solo next week, my plan is just to take a bunch of pics of cosplayers. I'll try to talk to the ones with really good cosplay if I can manage not to spill my spaghetti.
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>>10790426
I'm going to a con next week to. My plan is to walk around in my cosplay and never ask anyone foe a picture of them because what would I do with a picture of a stranger
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I told mom, by phone, i'd be going alone to a con and she asked "what about your friends?"

God i hate being in a new city. My only contacts at work are rednecks too. Still, i'll be flying, who cares everyone's gonna die someday better this than regretting not going.
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I’ve gone to a con without any friends (new city I moved to) and i dressed up in cosplay and had a nice time. I could go to the panels I wanted. I made a few con friends by telling people I liked their cosplay and going from there



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