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>Anime Wonder Festival 2022; May 21, 2022; Mitsuwa Marketplace - Plano, TX>Collect-A-Con Dallas 2022; May 28-29, 2022; Forth Worth Convention Center; Fort Worth, TX>A-Kon 2022; June 3-5, 2022; Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas / Toyota Music Factory; Irving, TX>KimoKawaii 2022 June 4-5, 2022 The Lone Star Convention & Expo Center; Conroe, TX>Anime Lubbock 2022 June 10-12, 2022 MCM Eleganté Hotel & Suites; Lubbock, TX>YumiCon 2022 June 17-18, 2022 Norris Conference Centers; San Antonio, TX>Fan Expo Dallas 2022 June 17-19, 2022 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas; Dallas, TX>Kaotik Freedom Celebration 2022 June 25-26, 2022 Lake Jackson Civic Center; Lake Jackson, TX>Kyōkai Con 2022 June 25-26, 2022 Harlingen Convention Center; Harlingen, TX>Ba-Con 2022 July 2, 2022 City Of Alvin Senior Center; Alvin, TX>Okashicon 2022 July 8-10, 2022 Courtyard by Marriott Austin Pflugerville and Pflugerville Conference Center; Pflugerville, TX>Comicpalooza 2022 July 15-17, 2022 George R. Brown Convention Center; Houston, TX>Dream Con 2022 July 15-17, 2022 Esports Stadium Arlington; Arlington, TX>Anime Matsuri 2022 July 29-31, 2022 George R. Brown Convention Center; Houston, TX>Midessanime 2022 July 29-31, 2022 Bush Convention Center; Midland, TX>AnimeFest 2022 July 29 - August 1, 2022 Sheraton Dallas Hotel; Dallas, TX>Magical Girl Day 2022 August 6-7, 2022 Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel; Houston, TX>Anime Houston 2022 August 12-14, 2022 Hyatt Regency Houston Intercontinental Airport; Houston, TX>Colossalcon Texas 2022 August 19-21, 2022 Kalahari Resorts Texas; Round Rock, TX
>>10761295>Delta H Con 2022 August 19-21, 2022 Houston Marriott Westchase; Houston, TX>San Japan 2022 September 2-4, 2022 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center; San Antonio, TX>Anime Escape Festival 2022 September 3-4, 2022 Lone Star Park; Grand Prairie, TX>BanzaiKon 2022 September 30 - October 2, 2022 South Padre Island Convention Centre / Holiday Inn Resort South Padre Island-Beach Front; South Padre Island, TX>Lib-Con 2022 October 8, 2022 Abilene Public Library; Abilene, TX>Dallas Fan Festival 2022 October 14-16, 2022 Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas; Irving, TX>Anime Texas 2022 October 28-30, 2022 The Woodlands Resort; The Woodlands, TX>Anime Dallas 2022 November 25-27, 2022 Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport; Dallas, TX>Anime Frontier 2022 December 2-4, 2022 Fort Worth Convention Center; Fort Worth, TX
>>10761295>>10761296YumiCon, ColossalCon and SanJapan for me. Also possibly Oni-Con (which is not listed) and Ikkicon early next year
>>10761296Fuck Anime Frontier. They tricked myself and so many other artists and vendors into thinking they secured all of these attendees and it was a ghost town. Hardly any attendees, no panels, no guests, just a half empty exhibit hall.
A-Kon, Anime Fest and Anime Frontier for me for sure (DFW fag)Debating between Colossalcon or SanJapan but I'm leaning towards Colossal since SJs covid policy is insane and a Waterpark resort sounds appealing. Even if the con sucks I'm sure I'll make fun.Curious about Anime Texas but not sure I'll make it out.
Im hoping that none of the staff faggots enforce masks. I plan to go there and get drunk and dont need some shitheads ruining the little fun I get all year.
>>10761355Avoid SanJapan for now. The staff there are addicted to the power of telling people what to do and nothing can shake that except full protest
>>10761567You plan to go...where?
>>10761617Oops I forgot. Akon.
Is Matsuri the only non-mask fag con this year in ALL of Texas?Sad desu
>>10761624Colossal con hasn't posted any covid policy and didn't have one last year apparently.
>>10761626I can confirm they did not. Some events have "officially" demanded masks while doing nothing. ColossalCon does not even go that far.
Yo anyone know offhand if Austin is a Sams Club town or a Costco Town? Need to know for when I do the obligatory thursday stock up.
>>10761569>The staff there are addicted to the power of telling people what to do and nothing can shake that except full protestSo nothing has changed with san japan.Who is running yumicon? Hopefully not the same group of jerks.
>>10761902>Who is running yumicon? Hopefully not the same group of jerks.Irrelevant. People are only now starting to grasp how pathetic these owners are. It does not matter which one you pick. It does not matter how deep red your state is. They will stay the same.>During the event we will be taking COVID safety measures as necessary, including mandatory wearing of masks covering the nose and mouth
>>10761909They can suck my dick. Im not putting a damn thing on again.
>>10761911Even the bluest cities don't care anymore. The airports don't care anymore (some haven't for months). I can even waltz into a doctor's office without one anymore. But the second I get into a convention center, it become a problem (only if it's anime, and only if i'm in costume because the actual venues aren't bother either.) This dam is not gonna hold forever. Fingers crossed the next step is venue owners telling them to bend the knee or fuck off. Quite frankly, I'd prefer the latter
>>10761295MGD isn't happening this year because they apparently had no money to fund it and wanted 100 people to pledge to go. They also thought posting about pledging a few times on Instagram in the current algorithm was enough to reach an audience kek
>>10761751They have both. If you want the good stuff go to HEB
>>10761978This. HEB is the only grocery store worth visiting in Texas. Fuck Whole Foods Fuck Trader Joe's fuck Kroger fuck everything but HEB senpai
>>10762012I miss HEBPlease come to DFW HEB senpai
>>10762023And El Paso pls
>>10762023They're getting locations in Plano and Frisco by early next year.
>>10762023>HEB grocery>literally barred from the HEB tri-city areait's some perverse joke
>>10762090>>10762083The reason it was hard to open one is because Kroger had a huge hold in Dallas right? That's what I heard. Kroger is a joke.
>>10762023Central Market is HEB in DFW, isn't it?
>>10762100Central Market is like HEB's better version of Whole Foods. Nice but more expensive for many basics.
>>10762100It's owned by HEB but it's not the same.
who else is going to A-kon? I feel like people are saying it's gonna be terrible just cuz 30 wasn't that great, but I don't know much about con organizing. thoughts?
>>10762183I'm going, but it won't be like previous yearsnew venue (and that always leads to hiccups)covid measures still in place (but thankfully only masks)They're making a new push to refresh themselves in the public eye. So it'll do good or do bad, no telling until it happens
>>10762183Post-covid con's are a reset for con's. Ikkicon was the only con that I know of that had live conventions in 2020 and 2021. For all the others they have been able to avoid having live con's for 2 years. So if they are smart they would have taken the time to look back at previous years, seen what didn't work and fix it.With being post-covid it also means that con's might not go as well as they normally do. This is probably going to be a rebuilding year as well. If it is still bad in 2023 then you know that the con isn't worth it.
>>10761978>>10762012>>10762023I’ll just do HEB again. There’s one literally down the street from the Kalahari. I think I’m bringing Guts, Vagabond (Elden Ring) and vocaloid stuff with me this time around, there’s a tall grass field in the back of the venue behind the barn that I think would be perfect for an Altus Plateau photo shoot. Anyways, I’m hoping to run into the Asuka cosplayer with the dump truck ass again, she was cute.
>>10762287>So if they are smartThere's the problem
>>10762287>Ikkicon was the only con that I know of that had live conventions in 2020 and 2021It was the last week of 2019, and even if we ignore that, it's cheating in a way since WuFlu was still "that weird thing over in China". Anime Dallas on the other hand did one in December 2020, which I went to
>>10762313Ikkicon still had an event last year
In a way, Ikkicon was both the least-riskiest and most-riskiest con I went to last year in terms of catching the coof. Their May 2021 con was held at a time of low transmission rates and cases in the area, while their most recent con was held in the midst of the Omicron wave, which I might add had multiple cases at the con that were later confirmed. Thankfully, I did not end up catching it at either con.
Holy shit.San Japan emailed me back finally, a month after my initial questions.So they said they'll be changing their wording to make sure people understand 3rd party administered OR supervised tests count. So the drive through walgreens ones will work.Also Guests and Staff have to follow the same rules, so that means if any of them test positive within 2 days, they can't attend the event. (points of consistency, but that also means there could be staffing issues, or last minute guest cancellations)They also said they don't have a broad sweeping basis for how to handle people who pay for a badge, but then get a positive test right before the weekend, as it has to be on a case-by-case basis.I'm assuming it's because if you travel down and then test positive when you arrive, you are more likely to get a refund since you're already losing a lot of money for travel, but I'm guessing if you test positive the week of the event they'll just try to roll the ticket over to next year. Pure speculation though.Oh, and they said they only listed the vaccines their attendees mostly used, not the full list. Which is of course a lie, because virtually no one in the US has astra zeneca. So unless they have a large mexican attendance (which I guess they might) it's probably just that whoever was writing it literally didn't know about the other vaccines. But they said they'll add any new vaccines to be approved as soon as it happens, but I'm guessing they'll only add ones readily available in the US. So if you're waiting for Novavax, you might still make it.
AnimeFest is trending today because there's some completely different AnimeFest happening in Malaysia somewhere. I was losing my mind for a bit because I thought the AnimeFest in Texas moved all the way to May or something.
So apparently mitsuwa and kinakuniya are doing a little event next weekend in Planohttps://animewonderfest.com/
>>10762321Unfortunately I have a bad habit of not proofreading my messages and realized that sounded dumb right after sending, if for no other reason than that Ikkicon had two events in 2021 and I attended both. The intention was to say "none in 2020".
>>10762466The SJ admins sound insufferable. They're basically crashing their own convention with these rules.
>>10762583I have it on good authority that there's a significant amount of resentful staff at various texas cons that basically think conventions should be pushing social agendas first and foremost, and the people who run cons are scared of firing them.
>>10762524would go if it wasnt same weekend as acen
>>10762466>So they said they'll be changing their wording to make sure people understand 3rd party administered OR supervised tests countYeah, someone working for free at a con isn't going to care what it says.
>>10762764That's what you think. People are pathetic and will grasp on to any kind of authority they get. Just don't go to these shithole cons that still think covid is even dangerous.
>>10762770>People are pathetic and will grasp on to any kind of authority they getThat is the people who are running the con. The people who are volunteering are doing it to get a free ticket and possibly a free hotel room for the weekend.
>set up a reservation at the Sheraton for Afest>get that group rate>Thursday night is completely sold out, no problems for the other daysHeck's going on here?
>>10762845Call the hotel. See what theyre doing.
>>10762845>Nearly $800 for three nightsFucking hotel prices man
Made the decision to ditch San Japan in favor of Colossalcon. Hope I don't regret it.
>>10762896All they told me was that I couldn't extend my reservation on account of the rooms all being booked oit and that there's no waitlist. Somehow I feel like I'm not the only one who's called to ask about this.
>>10762938Thats weird. I just booked and got three nights. Provided, I have to pay the regular rate instead. Im thinking of dropping thursday and just coming friday and saturday.
>>10762938Odds are some other event is happening thursday so there's a hold on those rooms until a certain date.
>>10762778>The people who are volunteering are doing it to get a free ticket and possibly a free hotel room for the weekend.This is absolutely not the ruletons of people get into cons because they want to work up and have a real position of influence.>>10762764They probably ALWAYS meant the walgreens tests would work. They were just ignorant and didn't know those aren't called 3rd party administered tests.Cause no place in the country I've ever seen has said "you have to get a test at a hospital, no, walgreens testing you doesn't count"For any event.In the past 2 years.
>>10762907Welcome to the free market that Texas keeps saying is great.
>>10763413>$1200 for 3 nights in St LouisYou were saying?
>>10763413>Welcome to the free market that Texas keeps saying is great.No state has a free market, what are you talking about?The US doesn't have a free market.For fucks' sake, if you've literally stayed at any hotel you'd note there was a hotel tax, if not a full blow resort fee.That's the opposite of a free market.The hotel industry is probably one of the least free markets, next to health care and real estate.
>>10763423>The real free market has never been truly triedThe Horseshoe is real.
>>10763455Free markets are tried all the timeEvery new industry is inherently a free marketAnd then the gov figures out they need to regulate it.Look at crypto.
>>10763462Are you really going to try to blame the bubble bursting on the plan to regulate? Come on.
>>10763465No, I'm just saying crypto started as a free market, but slowly it's become less free because of various government intervention & regulationnot making any statement on if that's good, or bad, or what impact it has.Just that "free market" is a principle, but in any society that has a government, no market is allowed to be free for very long because that's kinda of why government exists.Regulating commerce is usually the FIRST thing a government does.
>>10763478But the crypto bubble burst before you had regulation. Looks more like the free market just doesn't work and you're trying to scapegoat regulation.
>>10763423>>10763462>>10763478Based Thomas Sowell mind>>10763413>>10763455>>10763465>>10763490cringe brainlet
>>10763490>But the crypto bubble burst before you had regulation. Looks more like the free market just doesn't work and you're trying to scapegoat regulation.what are you talking about?What does a bubble bursting have to do with anything?and what do you mean scapegoating regulation? I did no such thing.Do... Do you not know free market is literally an unregulated market? LIke, that's literally it's definition.It's not a value statement. It's what the phrase means
>>10762097I always see grocery stores through the lens of an employee. I worked at Kroger, HEB, and Wal-Mart throughout my college years. Kroger was a trash fire excuse for a company that fired me for not smiling enough.
>>10762100It's basically bougie HEB
>>10762202>Thankfully only masks>ThankfullyHalf the reason I got the vaccine is so I wouldn't have to wear a damn mask anymore. I'd rather there be no mask mandate but you have to show a vaccine card or a negative COVID test. Wearing a mask is going to be a pain with my cosplay. Between the wig, my fake glasses, and fake prosthetics, my ears will be aching by the end of the weekend.The only reason they're doing masks instead is because it's easier for them to enforce.
>>10763558>bougiewhile it's derived from Bourgeoise it's spelled Boujee.Because no one cares about proper spelling anymore.
>>10763561But does anyone do that policy?I see mask policies PLUS vax rules, but not shows with JUST vax and testsespecially here in Texas, considering only half the congoing populace is vaxxed.
>>10763564Not that I've seen, but that's not gonna stop me from wishing that was the case. Like I said, half the reason I got vaccinated is because I was tired of having to wear a mask everywhere.I got the virus before the vaccine was widely available and when I tell you it was the most pussy-ass illness I've ever experienced...in the last year alone I've had multiple colds worse than COVID. I wouldn't even remember I had it if the word "COVID" wasn't attached to it, that's how mild it was.
>>10763563>No one cares about proper spelling anymore>Corrects my spelling on a 4chan board of all thingskek
>>10763561You're part of the problem for getting this fauxccine just to "get back to normal" instead of realizing the faggots pushing this shit will never give an inch. You got the shot and still got cucked, congratulations.
>>10763568Eh, don't really care. Not like it cost me anything.
>>10763566The biggest problem with having vax requirements is that at this point, hardly anyone's getting boosters, so you have to decide if you want to just say "vax at all, or no vax" or if you need to be "up to date"up to date will kill your attendance. doing a once vax is enough policy means if anyone gets sick, the con will take the blame cause people don't realize if you got the MRNA vaccines you have a 1-2 month window when if you don't get the booster you're actually more likely to get covid than if you hadn't gotten vaxxed at all.It's a cluster, and convention policies are really just about keeping the most number of people from complaining on social media.
>>10763537Unregulated markets lead to monopolies, easy as. Don't tell me you actually bought into the lie that you need governments for that.
>>10763573>Unregulated markets lead to monopolies, easy as. Don't tell me you actually bought into the lie that you need governments for that.What does that have to do with anything?I feel like I'm talking to a wallhere, I'll break it down.>>10763413>implies hotel industry is a free market, and Texas in particular>>10763423>I point out no state has a free market, and the hotel industry certainly doesn't come close>>10763455>strawman argument>>10763462>I point out that I'm not implying that a free market can't exist, or never exists, just that it doesn't exist within a governed country>>10763465>randomly talks about economic bubbles out of the blue>>10763478>reiterate that I was just saying what a free market is vs what it is not and how all the markets we participate in on the regular aren't free>>10763490>again randomly talks about industry bubbles bursting>>10763537>I call out that he keeps going on random subjects, trying to make some sort of commentary about economic bubbles and I don't know what point he's trying to make or how it relates to Texas hotels not being a free market>>10763573>now randomly brings up monopolies and the degree or lack thereof that the government is involvedSeriouslywhat the ever loving fuck does this have to do with the Texas Hotel market? Hell, I'll even say you could be justified if you were talking about any other market that relates to conventions or cosplay.But as it is, it sounds like you're trying to argue about the virtues or sins of a free market principles.Which is fucking weird because I certainly wasn't defending the free market.
>>10763578>Fallacy fallacy and ignoring the chain to pretend points were made out of the blue.I see you're one of those fellows who argue in bad faith.
>>10763566>In the last year alone, I've had multiple colds worse than covid>took the vaxAnon, I....
>>10763413Considering how many people are moving to Texas from CA and NY, I have to say that it is great.
>>10763561Do like me. Im not wearing a mask at all. If they get uppity about trying to take my badge away, I just wont buy one at all. Lobby con it is.
>>10763573Natural monopolies are better than government monopolies (any utility company).
>>10763856How are you going to "lobbycon" when you can't get into the convention center without a badge?
>>10764067You aren't forbid to go into the convention center. Just the panel and dealer room.
>>10764069Without a badge, correctwithout a mask? No
>>10764069Where does it say you can get into the con center without a badge?
>>10764108>>10764069Irving convention center allows you to go inside. Youre just not allowed into the con spaces without following their rules. Thats why a lot more people at least in my circle are lobby conning.
>>10764109Hate to burst your bubble but I am not sure that's how it works. When akon was in ft. Worth you had to have a badge to enter, same for Anime Frontier. It's been years since I've been to fan days in Irving but I'm pretty sure they were the same. Just be prepared to not get in.
>>10764128>When akon was in ft. Worth you had to have a badge to enterNo you didnt. The entire convention hall was open except for the dealer room and panels that you needed badge for. The same thing is going to happen here.
>>10764109Badge and mask are different rules