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So here we are, a new thread. We’ve had a few cons. They might have scratched the itch, but nothing is quite like it was. There are a whole host of summer cons right around the corner but no one seems to care!

Is there discord drama? Probably, you just don’t know. It’s either dead, a secret channel or a completely different server.

Here are some up and comers, literally stolen off a different website so excuse me if the dates are wrong or if it exclusively favours some no name cons you’ve never heard of.

The formatting will probably mess up, but I’m a filthy phone poster and I’ve had this written in notes ready to copy paste post as soon as the old thread dies but it keeps churning along. Let’s help it make page 10 and leave, it can take all the drama posting with it. Step into the light and be reborn for hope and joy (experience may vary) are right around the corner.
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Tokonatsu 2022 July 28 - August 1, 2022 Boyd Memorial Camp Site and Activity Centre
Henlow, Bedfordshire, UK

Animangapop Glasgow 2022 August 6, 2022 Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport
Glasgow, UK

Norwich Anime & Gaming Con 2022 August 6-7, 2022 University of East Anglia Students Union
Norwich, UK

Kitacon 2022 August 19-21, 2022 Warwick Arts Centre
Coventry, UK

Portsmouth Anime & Gaming Con 2022 August 20-21, 2022 Mountbatten Leisure Centre
Portsmouth, UK

Japan Fest Retford 2022 August 21, 2022 Retford Town Hall
Retford, UK

Bristol Anime & Gaming Con 2022 August 27-28, 2022 Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Bristol, UK

Doki Doki 2022 August 27-28, 2022 Sugden Sports Centre
Manchester, UK

Sheffield Anime & Gaming Con 2022 September 10-11, 2022 Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa
Sheffield, UK

Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con 2022 September 17-18, 2022 Cardiff University Students' Union
Cardiff, UK

Newcastle Anime & Gaming Con 2022 October 8-9, 2022 Event Northumbria
Newcastle, UK

AmeChibi 2022 October 14-16, 2022 Park Inn by Radisson, Northampton Town Centre
Northampton, UK

Liverpool Anime & Gaming Con 2022 October 15-16, 2022 Liverpool Guild of Students
Liverpool, UK

Birmingham Anime & Gaming Con 2022 October 22-23, 2022 The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre
Birmingham, UK

HotaruCon 2022 November 4-6, 2022 Jurys Inn Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes, UK

Brighton Anime & Gaming Con 2022 November 5-6, 2022 The Old Ship Hotel
Brighton, UK

Animangapop Brighton 2022 November 12, 2022 Holiday Inn Brighton - Seafront
Brighton, UK
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Please stop making these awful threads
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>>10792438
But where else can I complain about English cons?
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>>10792438
I can’t help the content nor can I be bothered to be close enough friends to everyone on Facebook or follow multiple people just to see what’s going on. So the watered down meme versions interspaced with “hi demo” and the odd bit of drama is sufficient for me.
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hi demo
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Hi dairy
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>>10792487
>>10792549
Demo doesn't associate himself with gullcord or /cgl/ anymore, he won

fully believe Dairy is still here though
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Lets be real, 95% of the posters here go to cons much less cosplay or wear lolita.
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>>10792754
Do NOT
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>>10792749
Can't say I care for either of them these days, and every new thing I hear about them through the grapevine just makes me... disappointed, to say the least.
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>>10792749
Hi demo
Keep telling yourself that
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>>10792815
They're both a waste of cum
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>>10792203
MEGACON THIS WEEKEND, BE VERY AFRAID SNOBBY ANON.
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>>10792827
D: I have no idea what that is. But I’m afraid for free all the time. So thanks for the heads up.

Ten year old me would have loved to meet cat from red dwarf. Still be cool now desu but it’s the same weekend as wildercon
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>Have a convention during a Bank Holiday weekend towards the end of school summer holidays
T-Thanks Doki Doki organisers
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what have you heard?
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>>10792815
made a new post instead of replying, but still curious what is being said about either
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>>10792846
demo here, we can skip the middle man

i'm a drink spiker, gaslighter, user and abuser, and worst of all a kpop hater

i'm also well documented in hating women
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>>10792855
u forgot 'mega cutie' xoxo
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watching people attempt to converse in the kita discord makes me want to saw my own legs off
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>>10792842
What?
Afraid of kids, Babykiller?
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Decided to go to Animeleague Portsmouth instead of kita, can someone remind me what was wrong with Animeleague in case I should dip, thanks :)
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>>10792908
hi urine you should join gullcord!
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>>10792908
>Decided to go to Animeleague Portsmouth instead of kita

funniest thing ive read in literal months

i'm so sorry
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>>10792908
AL organizer might be a nonce.

But the people actually attending there(ie the ones you interact with) are less menally ill than the ones here.
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>>10792913
I would if the invite link wasn't so cryptic just to join a harem bruh
>>10792923
One is local-ish and the other is in the midlands
>>10792947
Ye, trying to find a link to a site that explained it all, the actual con itself was fine when I went to London in the past, hence my decision for AL > Kita
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>>10792953
https://discord.gg/aEZPd2Gm

its right here
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anyone going to EGX this september?
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>>10793251
yeah, first time going. hotels are pretty cheap this time considering it's the excel
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>>10793258
I'm only going for the day, no need for hotel.
This is my first time going to the London one. I went to Birmingham a few years ago.
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>>10793258
what are the prices?

I'm impressed the hotels in excel think they can charge 220quid a night for MCM london when it was almost half back in may.

Let's see how well booked they're gonna be when everyones disposable income drops like a rock after summer.
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>>10793263
2 nights at £120 a night, opposite the tesco
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Why are british cons & their attendants so unbelievably bad
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>>10793274
whats the name of the hotel? I guess 120 is about right for off-peak though.

>>10793291
anything that isn't MCM has garbage attendance because the country is full of chavs whos only existence is to watch fagball and love island.
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>>10793295
I sounds like we have a non believer. Next time for sure.
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>>10793295
Good Hotel, it's the floating barge one
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>>10793398
Looks nice.
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>>10793398
Looks good
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Looks great
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>>10793398
Stayed there in May - it fucking sucks. Tiny rooms and a shitter that can barely flush a piss.
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>>10793843
So what you're saying is... it's not a good hotel?
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>>10793843
thanks for letting me know.

I sure as fuck won't go there for mcm october.
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>>10793622
>>10793623
Life's good, Life's great, shut the fuck up and donate.
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Toko was fun.
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>>10792827
I’ve been to that event with few friends of friends and some of them end up going at it in their hotel room and now it’s a shame cause they’ve decided to blame the guy involved which I highly suspect as gay as an escape goat cause they cheated.
>a little bit put off by cosplayers now. Don’t think they make for good friends.
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>>10794789
Well, it’s a doggie dog world.
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>>10794430
Mega was great,
surprisingly some neat cosplays about to break the mould of the usual CURRENT THING fandom shitters that were there
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>>10794789
That's their partners faults for not knowing cons are Vegas rules. If they expected monogamy they should have joined them.
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>>10794789
>>10794844
I have only been hearing the story directly from the girl’s side. They’re saying they’ve been victimised. While the whole time she and her gang are posting photos of how happy they are at the event. I remember how touchy the girl was to the guy. And now suddenly they are saying that the guy is the bad person. It is just convenient for girls to play victim in this instance isn’t it. I hope not all cosplayers are like this.
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>>10794875
Don't be shy, name names

I think I know who you mean
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>>10794918
No need to name drop then if you already knew who
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>>10795170
name drop them for everyone, they deserve to be dragged in the mud.
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Kita Discord mods refusing to answer when asked if they're on the committee or not and favouring certain people when it comes to warnings. We love to see it
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>>10795194
share the kita drama anon, I'm too busy going to another con.
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the kita mods acting like they are committee is just a joke, also no meme channel and can't say cum..
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>>10795202
discussion of c*m is punishable by death
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>thread mentioned in democord
>suddenly active

makes you think
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>>10794789
>>10794918
I think I also know who. This thread is very much tired of idol community drama but this is relating to idol cosplayers isn’t it? I know the group involved and heard them talking about someone being abused while drunk. Instagram group and member search shows that they have been having fun at the event and not a single sign of apparently being abused while there. Then again you can’t trust what you see online. This could just be one those e-thots asking for attention.
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>>10795218

im sure there’s an idol thread somewhere. Take it there
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>>10795206
hello ben
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looks like a no nudity hentia pannel at kita
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>>10795202
Kita discord sounds like a real good example of how to not run a con discord
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>>10795311
this shit just becomes more and more of a clown fiesta as the event draws closer
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>>10795311
Source?
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>>10795206
Literally no one outside of your clique gives a shit about your discord
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>>10795333
discord
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look here, assholes.

Don't bring up drama if you're not actually gonna elaborate what's going on in detail.
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>>10795333
From gullcord posted yesterday. Edited out the names
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>>10795337
maybe if people like you actually used the gull discord we wouldn't be in a situation where the other discord is the only active and relevant gull adjacent discord rn uwu? Could you do that anon?
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>>10795453
You don’t sound like you’re from around here at all son. Stop shit posting about your shitty idol group to gain attention.
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>>10795676
Maybe if some freak didn't ask you for feet pics any time you join it might get new blood
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>>10795761
No one is actually stupid enough to take that seriously though right anon? You must realise it's a joke~
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>>10795761
i'm sorry you don't understand humour and tradition
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>>10795761
Awwww, is little baby embarrassed by their hoofs?

Come now kitten, post them for daddy :)
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>>10795777
t. Nonce
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>>10795801
It's the mods way of figuring if you post feet, if they slip into your DMs you might be willing to post something else too.
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>>10795804
>gullcord mods
lmao
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>>10795777
>>10795779
>>10795782
Actual nonce behaviour
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>>10795804
Now I'm not saying dairy does this
But I'm not not saying he does
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>sekrit club discord with their own sekrit club channel where they can act two-faced to everyone else on the server
very positive experience for all I'm sure
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should i cosplay at insom or should i wait until mcm
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>>10795859
At this point I can't even tell whether this is about og gullcord, emocord or democord. A pox on discord in general
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>>10796038
It's about lewdcord
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>>10796016
For fun? Hi ahead, for attention/clout/competition forget it.
Cosplay plays a poor second fiddle at gaming events.

Don't believe the cosplay pages on the websites lies.
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>>10796047
Drop the invite link coward
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>>10796059
It's been dead for ages but fine: https://discord.gg/FgxDsuCEpt
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>>10796038

Obviously talking about Yorkiecord
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>>10796065
I wish yorkiecord was real I just want one /cgl/ adjacent discord server that is not run by a drama farming nutjob and all the current options are very unappealing
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>>10796067
this might be the most unintentionally funny comment we've had in the thread for a while
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>>10796067
>doesn't know about rekcord
lmfao
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>>10796070
i run rekcord and I still prefer being in yorkiecord, very comfy server
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>>10796071
Rekcord would have been a great thematic name for emocord
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>>10796072
that's not fair I don't even post wordles :<
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DISCORD BREAKDOWN FOR NEWFRIENDS

Gullcord - the original, a shadow of what it used to be, kept alive out of pity for a handful of exclusive posters

Emocord - a server where everyone could hang out without having to listen to wib talk about her problems

Democord - a server born from Demos hatred of Jeff and Banshee though he will pretend he made it to run games, the current most active discord

If I missed any it's because I haven't been invited to the secret club
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>>10796075
a few additions for you anon

tgcord - coco's attempt at boardgames unity
aight club - rek's attempt at vidya unity
lewdcord - some secret sex server, doesn't sound good
flavourtown - abuser containment server, more leaks than the titanic
kitacord - school shooter containment server, keep it clean
kokorocord - :wave: :sun_with_face:
yorkiecord - /hunt/ general
fishcord - the only good gull server, rip
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>>10796078
Oh yeah, forgot that wib adopted a pet retard. I hoped he killed himself to be honest.
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>>10796079
They're probably besties now, pair of emotionally manipulative lost causes
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>>10796085
Hard to make friends in a dead server
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>>10796078
Wib left flavourtown ages ago because undiagnosed mental illness
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how can a community be so dead and toxic at the same time bros
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>>10796096
you have to become the friend you want to meet anon! :D
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>>10796104
That's a very sweet take, you're one of the good ones, Paero
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>>10795827
eat shit and die
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>>10796154
But anon
That's my fetish
Not feet
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>>10796038
big-s
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Is Scowny still involved with kitacon?
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>>10796368
Thought they shut it down a while back? Guess this explains all the backstabbing and fallouts that's been going on.
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>>10796368
I miss big s
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TF Nation next weekend, transform and rollout
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>>10796419
Not for many years
>>10796509
It's been gone for ages and hasn't come back. Pretty much everyone is still friends and no backstabbing has happened in the core group. There have been a few fallout but nothing more the normal level for a group of this size. Does that help you speculate about a group of people you don't even know anon?
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Are there any guests at kitacon this year? I can't see anything on the website
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>>10796559
A couple of literally who insta cosplayers for the cosplay judging, but otherwise there's none of the bells and whistles of a usual con, it's going to be a very 'you go to get drunk with your friends' affair
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>>10796533
Probably a couple of the gull rejects who can't let go.
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>>10796570
>you go to get drunk with your friends
Isn't this every single con and also why people whine about MCM?
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>>10796580
no con is gonna please everyone

for me though, kitacon works juuuuust fine
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Do any UK con still get MasakoX as a guest?
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>>10796633
Is he still alive?

I remember him having a cameo in Ashens first movie and just face palmed
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>>10796800

He was recently announced as a guest for akumacon in ireland, its really annoying, they get him every year, I dont think they've ever had an actual voice actor guest apart from the time they got Steve Blum over video call
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>>10796804
He's been to a couple of AL cons in England I went to years ago. Even at AL cons he was a meme amongst con goers
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>>10796804
Speaking of voice actors doing video calls, AL is guilty of fucking around voice actors appearances of recent, reduced to some 'Shit' tier nonce voice actors instead.
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>>10796905
Imagine still going to AL cons in 2022
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>bluebell rooms overbooked

what next? feel like we're watching the dying breaths of a convention lads
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na running a convention at a uni is just stupid.
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>>10797236
Where else could they run it, stupid?
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>>10797342
I dunno, look at all the other host venues from real events going on in august

>EVO
>abunai
>animagic
>colossalcon

Uk "cons" are literally ghetto tier.
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>>10797360
It's because it seems like everyone who runs a UK con isn't doing it from a business perspective, they do it because they want their dick sucked for simply existing and clout.

Doing a big con is a lot of effort, from the larger events I follow they are in the convention halls literally months before anything happens. Some even operate warehouses where they test-build their stands. And I appreciate events have to start somewhere but it feels like the incentive to grow just isn't there when you can rock up to a sports hall or uni a week in advance.
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>>10797360
I still think we should have a con at a Center Parcs
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>>10797442
if Viencon in the Netherlands is anything to go by I think a UK Centreparcs con would be so good.

Likewise I think Tokonatsu sounds really fun in theory, but I can't hack the thought of camping for a weekend, let alone in cosplay.
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>>10797438
Is it just brit culture that prevents us from having crazy anime cons?

Too many people into football, capeshit and love island?
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>>10797360
But EVO was shit this year, amigo.
Same with colossalcon,
facemask land.
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>>10797461
It wasn't well enforced at all, anon.
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>>10797461
Just wear a mask you waste of cum
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>>10797461
Colossal was anything but shit anon, those Americans know how to party
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>>10797477
Keep seething Britlets
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>>10797600
Britlets? Implying we have less Brit? That doesn’t work.
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>>10797600
Fuck off, foreigner.
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>>10797450
Money. Space is expensive as fuck, like 10-12x the cost it would be in bumfuck USA which tends to be most of these big events originally start out. Plus all that extra cost has to go somewhere, either you pay shitloads for your ticket which reduces the number of people that attend or you cheap out on everything and make it cheap so people attend a show that's got fuck all there.

Wait shit sorry I mean.... Errrrr..... Fuck.... Soul, vibes, capeshit cucks.
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>>10797916
It's possible to grow out of a hotel con, I've seen it happen. Though that was pre-brexit and getting international visitors sure did help.
It's pretty complex unfortunately - like you could probably get a big hall somewhere like Telford on a more reasonable budget, but who wants to go to Telford (maybe we have some small issue with transport and location snobbery)
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how can i make friends at conventions?
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>>10798339
join gullcord
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AL posting safety rules regarding this weekends UGH MUH 4 DAAAAYS OF HEATWAVE then gone weather, are fucco's that dumb?
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>>10798444
Literally no one cares about AL
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>>10798142
That sounds like effort.
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>>10798142
grooming capital of the uk, great choice
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>>10798339
>Go to events that encourage group participation, like pub quizzes or trad game rooms
>Be friendly and talk to people
>Don't be a creep
>If you hit it off exchange Facebook/Discord/whatever details
>Talk to them after the con about your shared experience
>Find some common interests and talk about them
>Become friends
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>>10798673
or just

>be attractive and cosplay
>get friends with practically no effort
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>>10797360
Ghetto is being kind.

UK "cons" might as well be "let's all drink until we need a new liver" and "we are not leaving this shithole uni dorm until we've flooded every shared toilet more than it already has been".

Doesn't matter if their moms made their shitty cosplays or con logos are written in comic sans ms. Anime talk becomes a side attraction. Who needs deep philosophical discussions about hidden metaphors in Madoka or AoT or whatever, when you can drink this gallon of pure alcohol, or jump over a bonfire and catch your balls on fire?

Am I whining? Yea, guess I am, whatever, don't give a shit. Go to cons that don't have UK in their addresses in them for actual anime fun. If you want non-sober chaos, I ain't stopping you
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>>10798985
America is full of pure party cons in amazing venues, what we have is a few people clumping in a university room or stairsteps drinking IPA and thinking that's worth 400quid, that's the problem.

>actually talking about anime/philosophy

Mate, the only philosophical talk I want to hear is if hawks/endeavour is the best ship.
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>>10798985
>Boomer who is in that stage where they like anime, still has time for cons, but grew out of having fun

maybe you should organise an anime con at a nursing home and talk about evagallion or wherever
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>>10799112
Unrelated boomer here. I’d go to that
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>>10799112
Haha but you'll be dead by 30 kiddo.
No wonder your gen is fucked and full of untreated schizos.
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>>10799112
i would legit go to this too. Would be better than anything AL puts on.
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Need anime/cosplay friends.
Need anime/cosplay gf.
Too scared and autistic to go alone :(
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>>10799443
If you want keep the the current generation out of cons put up a sign that says no covid passport required and they'll never come near the place. Which is ironic because if you go to con you'll more times than not come home with conflu
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>>10799564
then perish

>>10799575
moron
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>>10797445
>if Viencon in the Netherlands is anything to go by I think a UK Centreparcs con would be so good.

Yeah especially since half of the people, or at least a third, who go to Viencon are people from the UK
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>>10797445
>but I can't hack the thought of camping for a weekend, let alone in cosplay.
That actually sounds breddy fun if everyone is in the same boat.
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>>10799625
>no comfy hotel
>no airconditioner
>no instant gratification and comfort of civilization

Hard pass.
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>>10799009
>what we have is a few people clumping in a university room or stairsteps drinking IPA and thinking that's worth 400quid

Speaking of people getting stupidly drunk at a UK party con, how is everyone feeling about Kitacon this weekend?
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>>10799634
Feeling happy i didnt dump 600quid for that disaster.
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>>10799632
Centerparcs has rooms or cabins, right? If you want to be a toff about it.
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>>10799634
Expecting it to be pretty fun, though not allowing hentai at the hentai panel is a huge red flag
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>>10799722
What is the hentai ban about? Surely this is just a meme?
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>>10799636
How do you end up spending £600 on it? The combined total of my room + ticket came to a little under £200
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>>10799942
I don't share rooms with anyone unless its my gf.
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>>10799959
Radcliffe for only one person costs £300
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>>10799970
yeah but you still gotta pay for tickets and travel (also you spend more for cons).

I guess its more like 450gbp if you're a cheap fuck. Not really worth it for such a small con.
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I miss HexenHarlot/EvaBraun. Whatever happened to her?



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