It's happening in a few months, anyone planning on going? Any cosplay plans?
And here I was thinking it was time to get the thread going just yesterday. I'm not planning, but guaranteed because this is the one I'm sold on for life. Even wanted to do all four until seeing Texas and North fall on the same dates. No matter, since this is the main event.Right now, the biggest issue is figuring out where to stay. There's gonna be at least several dozen people I recognize there but one of my guys is struggling to find something and so am I. Predicted course of action is Acen -> fly down to Atlanta for Momocon -> ride up with another of my guys for Colossal. I expect only good things from this one (i.e. being wasted 95% of the time while awake and sleeping for three hours a night), as always.
>>10749018If its too cold for outdoor swimming I WILL be sad.
>>10749044Pain is temporary, glory is forever. Also just noticed you got the next set of dubs to come right after mine.
>>10749033I'm staying at a motel nearby and just ubering between the Kalahari. It's my first time going so I'm looking forward to it.
My kid and I wanted to go but the dates didn't line up. We're looking at Anime Ohio or Matsuricon, anyone know if those (or any other con in the area) are good?
>>10749245>UberHoo boy, hood luck with that. They have little to no presence in Sandusky. One guy I met there last year said he waited like an hour before one accepted.>It's my first time going so I'm looking forward to it.As you should. My expectations were insanely high the first time, and they were exceeded 10x over. Keep your ears to the ground for either villa stuff directly off site or a guy offering "Miku juice" if you wanna find the really good stuff.
>>10749345>They have little to no presence in SanduskyFuck, how about normal taxis? Those still exist in America right?>"Miku juice"If it's anything like the shit you get offered at AX I'm all for it
>>10749362>TaxisYou probably have a better chance, but considering even rinky dink motels are over $200 a night that weekend, I expect taxis are no different.>AXHaven't been myself, but the guy who serves it never shuts up about LA. So there's a very good chance you've already had a taste.
>>10749385It's not too bad actually, around $750 for 5 nights. Split between friends and it's nice and cheap.I'll be sure to bring my fumo too
>>10749018Anyone got some advice on local beers? We'll be doing some shopping near the con and I'd like to know what to keep an eye out for.
>>10749385>>10749444i want fumofags to kill themselves back to /jp/
>>10749444Blessed digits even though I don't own any myself and just use my friend's for pictures. Not sure he's even going. Sad!>>10749720To be desu, I'd just go with whatever you like normally. There'll be more than enough of those to go around at parties.@10749724Keep "wanting" all you like, hellspawn.
>>10749385I'm taking the Greyhound bus from Cleveland to Sandusky. It will arrive around around 2PM. Is there any taxi or Uber around during the afternoon in Sandusky?
Met a dude named blue that had a Kamina tattoo last year. Second time at Kalahari and they invited me out to the Villa on Fri night. Keep your ears close to the ground, how i found out about a hotel party which had a dude with slack backpack carrying around 30 joints dude was super chill
>>10749727>To be desu, I'd just go with whatever you like normally. There'll be more than enough of those to go around at parties.Eh, I'm not big on poaching other people's beer. Found a market in the area that looks promising.
>>10749823The whole time I was there, I only left Kalahari once, but I do know one thing: people in my group were worrying about Ubers and of them said "They'll definitely have a ton hanging around the convention center." They did not.>>10750119Is this your first Colossal? Cause if so, the event is a 4-day free for all of just hopping between random rooms and all are overstocked. In other words, they came in with the intention of handing out as much as possible.
>>10750137I would stay at the Kalahari the whole time too. Just need one ride from Greyhound to Kalahari on Wednesday afternoon and then another ride from Kalahari to Greyhound on Sunday morning/noon
Bros they have the shuttle(s). They can't do this con without one. It stops right by Walmart. I wouldn't waste money on Ubers. They only run until 2am (at least last time I was there), so I did have to walk back after but it's just a mile
God,I miss this con so much
>>10750496The fuck, you're still alive? I remember inviting you to a room party back when I started out on /cgl/ and then never hearing from you.
>>10750181You just jogged my memory. The transportation issue was bad last year cause a lot of people showed up there and realized the shuttle wasn't running.
>>10750496Why not come thenWould be great to see you again man
I live near Cleveland and have never been to a con, this seems like my chance and from what some of you guys said I guess this is one of the best around. Should be epic. Does it matter what day/days I go on? Hopefully I can make a friend there and find out about some after-parties.
>>10750779Ideally Fri+Sat+Sun but you could do just two of those as well ie. Fri+Sat or Sat+Sun
>>10750137Nah, I've done Prime twice and East once. I always err on the side of bringing my own alcohol. Usually I trade. Nobody likes the weebs that come off as mooches.
A little over a month to go. I got my group together. Got my massage scheduled. Looking forward to a nice binge drinking break from the world. Bunch of 30 somethings now. We have been going since 2012. Which is crazy to think about.Cosplay is going to be sylas from league of legends and possibly zabuza.
Decided to not go. Bus line to 12:30 is shit when the swim is until 3am
>>10754742drive a car
>>107548040 parking at Kalahari + being wasted
>>10754815$30 Uber's for half a mile waiting an hour if you can get one at 3am that is. Have you been to colossal before?
>>10754828ya, i just happen to have $$
>>10754828$30 split 4 ways is nothing
>>10754833>>10754843Not spending $30 on quareem rabdul to drive for 2 minutes while waiting an hour, again, if there is even anyone available
>>10754849okay good, sounds like you'd be annoying there anyway.
>>10754852I wouldn't interact with anyone on /cgl/ anyway since most of you are smelly and autistic
>>10754849so you'd rather just skip the con?
>>10754828>>10754853>Uh...i wasn't interested in coming anyway... Y-you guys are stupid! You're stupid and LAME!!>picks up and ball leavesAbsolute jej moment. Thank you for already guaranteeing a much better experience with your absence. Also>too lazy to walk half a mileAnother laugh, still.
Anyway. What are you all planning for cosplay?
>>10756129Kotaro Tatsumi from Zombieland Saga and Spamton from DeltaruneNot exactly swimsuits but comfortable regardless
>>10756129Season 4 Eren Jaeger
Nah it's so close after Momocon that I won't be able to recoup PTO. I'll probably make the general for Colossalcon Texas like I did last year sometime in like, June though.
Who /sands5thfloorbalcony/ here?
>>10757458Do they give you the option to choose early?
Just got home from Fan Expo Cleveland (formerly Wizard World). They put RFID chips in their badges, and now require you to sign in and out when entering or leaving the dealer's hall/artist's alley. Never seen a con do this shit to prevent ghosting, is this new or am I old? Fuck Colossal if they try to pull that shit.
>>10757807AX does it, at entrances into the LACC and into artist alley / panels
>>10757807Blizzcon and the DOTA International did it back when they were a thing. But they didn't really matter no one actually beeped their badges on the pillars, it was ignored
>>10757810Volunteers were scanning badges here.
>>10757807I dont see the point. I never buy anything at colossal. I just enjoy the venue for people watching. I pay for my week pass and then just enjoy friends.
>>10749018Wouldn't miss it for the world! I'm in the best shape of my life. First time being single at Colossal. Our group has, like, 5 or 6 rooms which is overkill, but dammit we'll be comfortable. I'm going to try this goofy cross-over cosplay of Cher Horowitz from Clueless & your garden-variety Hufflepuff that I've wanted to do for years. Outside of that, I've got Miu Iruma - taking it a little easier this year. Time to get shredded & then get real weird with it!
>>10758895Want to meet up for some fuck and suck?
>>10757807Based, I just went to fan expo cleveland it was my first con. Velvet dog afterparty was pretty lit. What do you mean by ghosting? What's wrong with what they're doing? It prevents people from entering if they didn't purchase a pass.
>mfw I have no group to go with and will be playing on hard mode going solo attempting to make friendsIt's all so lonesome bros
>>10758962Did this once at Matsuricon. Shit was unbearable at the beginning of the day. Then I started drinking a bit &, and by the end of the night, I was blackout drunk with a ton of strangers, having the time of my life. Tip: cosplay as something chaotic neutral/evil. I was the Joker & it helped a ton. >>10758932Well, well, well...
>>10758962I'll hang out with you anon
>>10758967>>10758969Thanks frens, I met some peeps at fan expo who will be at colossal con, even got invited to a party there by one of them so I'm hyped about making new friends. Just gotta get a cosplay ready now, is it lame to do the same cosplay the whole time? I don't know if I should just cosplay one character or a couple
>>10758986Sounds like fun, enjoy it friend! I'm taking two cosplays I've worn many years before so don't worry about rewears, get your mileage out of them.Also if anyone wants European sweets or goodies, hmu
>>10759002I would like european sweets and goodies pls and thx as long as they don't have your bodily fluids or other horrors in them
>>10759005Usually I bring sealed bags of stuff so it's pretty safe, lmk what stuff you want and I can get it for you
>>10758967Do not trust random internet bangs anon. Thats how you get chlamydia .
Remember, hand holding is lewd, and you have to shower with your clothes on. I don't make the rules, the Kalahari is trying to make things PG13 this year for the kids you know.
I am going to take a shit in the wave pool.
>>10761464In Current Year +7, this is the least authoritarian we can hope or expect any convention to be
Do you think masks will be required? Need to look into ordering some for my cosplays if so
>>10761503Its colossal, none of their events asked for masks last year even
>>10761506It's my first time so good to know
>>10761497We have to enjoy it while we can before God turns it into a pillar of salt.
ill probably be going as dawn and minecraft steve, if anyone was at fanexpo cleveland on that friday you probably saw me, Does anyone here got a room anywhere for just saturday night? i would like to bring my girl friend with me but every hotel is sold out
Anyone else crash dieting to get beach bod ready by con?
>>10762008no, in fact I can't stop stuffing my face
>>10762168You got this fren.
>>10762008might starve myself
>>10762008I believe in you friend. Don't just diet, make sure you do movement. If you are a fitizen then you probably have some type of routine, stick with it and add more arms if you can. No one gives a fuck about legs. If not, do cardio or look into some type of body weight routine. YOU GOT THIS BRO. Meet me at the convention center bar for a congratulation drink Thursday afternoon of you are legal. IF NOT idk. Ill still tell you I'm proud of you if you want. I got 3 weeks to look reasonable again. Not doing it to pick up chicks, but to be better than 90 percent of the options there. LETS FUCKIN GOOOO.
>>10762292>No one gives a fuck about legs.We all notice it when you ignore legs
>>10762302Except you don't. Fit just says otherwise because of severe autism. Escape the board hive mind anon. I believe in you.