How was Holmat? Anything interesting happen?Anyone keeping an eye on the cosplayblackbook IG for the latest drama?Any future plans?
The Florida General survived almost a year, but if we wanna go again, I'm up for it. While HolMat wasn't super eventful for me at least it was more fun than last year. What they both had in common is how I only found the after hours stuff on the last day. Future plan is of course Otakufest, and wondering how we're gonna top 2022. I thought the same thing in the leadup to this year's, then my expectations went 100x over. Between FINALLY adding on Friday, more floor space and apparently a smaller parking lot I expect madness from start to finish.
>>10825721>Anyone keeping an eye on the cosplayblackbook IG for the latest dramaThinly veiled excuse to direct people to your shitty call-out IG. Went there expecting drama, just found a few posts crying pedophile and groomer. 6/10 though I guess, you made me look.
>>10825818not OP, but sorry you got called out groomer
>>10825818OP here. Not my IG. The incognito shit they are trying to portray is high-tier cringe.
Yeah, if we could keep the drama to a minimum that would be great. It's what the Florida scene does best, and I'd rather keep it that way.
Took a look at that IG. Looks like nothing more than a witch hunt. They’ll get banned eventually due to all the harassment.
>>10826169That one dude on there is fucked up. Threatened multiple times over and over and still keeps threatening to kill and violate people’s bodies after. Went into detail about wanting to have sex with a 15 y/o too. Has some weird sniff fetish.
Nice job, OP. Fucking idiot.
Loved HolMat. My only gripe is that, apparently, they're moving to a new venue in 2024. Rooms were spacious and clean, panels were interesting. Game room had PCs (first time I've ever seen that), and the people were friendly. The wifi is still as shit as always.
FLORIDA CONVENTIONS OF 2023>OtakuFest - January 13-15 - Miami>SSA+S Toracon - February 4 - Sarasota>SWFL-AnimeExpo - February 12 - Fort Myers>Pensacon - February 24-26 - Pensacola>Colossalcon Cruise - February 24-27 - Departing from Cape Canaveral>Collect-A-Con - Orlando - February 25-26 - Orlando>My-Con - March 18 - Orlando, FL>MegaCon Orlando - March 30 - April 2 - Orlando>Mizucon - May 26-28 - Miami>Anime Festival Orlando - June 16-18 - Orlando>Florida Supercon - June 30-July 2 - Miami Beach>Metrocon - July 14-16 - Tampa>Anime St Pete - September 30-October 1 - St. Petersburg>WasabiCon - October 13-15 - Jacksonville>Anime Iwai - November 10-12 - Coral Springs>Holiday Matsuri - December 16-18 - Orlando>>10826209>they're moving to a new venue in 2024Both good and bad. Makes it lose character but this has, no question, the worst managed parking situation I've ever seen at a convention.
>>10826211BROOOOO JUST ONE MORE PARKING GARAGE BRO ONE MORE WOULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM BRO JUST ONE MORE
>>10826211can I get a quick rundown as to which of these are good or not?i haven't been to a con since FL supercon before the coof. back then i went with a group but I kind of feel like trying my hand at just going to a con by myself
>>10826733>OtakufestWent from tiny to huge in just two years. No clue how they can still fit in their venue anywhere (the same as the Supercon-adjacent ones that ended in 2018). Absolutely love it.>MizuconHaven't been in years and it was a different venue then. People really seem to like it these days. It's also run by the same people as Iwai.>SuperconYou got to see it right when it really started going downhill, if you mean 2019. Totally sanitized and kiddy friendly now. Nothing I want from a convention except people I know attend.>MetroconWent in 2021. Big turnout, nice venue but honestly can't remember almost anything about it.>Anime IwaiTiny venue, huge turnout (relatively speaking). Only con I've ever seen where the staff actively promote and host parties. Very community based.>Holiday MatsuriAlready gave my thoughts in the first post. Can also add that it's another with a really dedicated following even if a bit too big for my tastes. Those are the ones I've been to anyway. Nobody has a good word for Megacon which is only ever described as an oversized vendor hall.
>>10826734thanks for the info. just going off google, it looks like i definitely went to 2017 supercon, skipped 2018 since they relocated to broward and i figured it would be a mess, and went again to 2019so it's been a while for me. desu i just popped in here since I just saw a commercial for Otakufest. Seems close and convenient enough for me to try going solo
>>10826735Went to all three of those Super's. Looking back, it was never great but alright, especially when at the Ft Lauderdale Convention Center, and I really liked the full Rocky Horror re-enactments. Now that they're under the ReedPop umbrella, they're just a soulless husk.>Seems close and convenient enoughIt's my home con, so glad I got a good one. If being solo is an issue, just keep in mind: the Florida congoer scene is huge and everyone knows everyone. Even if the presence here is small, if you get chatting with a rando, there's about a 100% chance they know one or several people from these parts.
>>10825818Yannick or Caleb detected, cope and seethe pedo
>>10826169From what I’ve seen it looks like every post has proof to back it up retard
Is it just me, or was the last thread much more active? Is there a discord people are on now or something?for example i'm checking out Otakufest's social media pages and it seems to not have all that much engagement despite looking to be a pretty big con. Where are people meeting up? Or is it more of a just "everyone just shows up at the lobby and we go from there" sort of deal
>>10828304>Is there a discord people are on now or something?If they are, I'm not in it/them. There's a small server and no doubt several of the people there are attending Otakufest (myself included) but it's also mostly inactive. What I can tell you is last year, no one bothered posting in their thread at all and yet it was enormous. 2021 had several meetups off site (which started by dicking around in the lobby, none really last year that I'm aware of. Since I'm close, I will drop in Thursday evening and see what it's looking like. No clue what to expect, since this was only ever a two day event until now.And as far as inactivity of this thread, it's why I didn't bother making one myself. Obviously I should have because everyone's trying to derail it hard. Definitely not making that mistake again.
>>10828367Yeah seems kinda dead here, I miss the days of calling someone a retard and they’re active enough in the threat to actually see my insult and respond back…. Sigh
>>10828386*thread. This is why I hate phoneposting at work
>>10828386It's our greatest strength, in a way. People in the community might not be as entertaining, but they're also far more stable in the head. Either way...I will keep my ear to the ground and see about some kind of meetup whenever
OH THANK GOD IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (by the way the Otakufest schedule is super barren for some reason)
Just bought my otakufest ticket and debating between ubering or just driving and dealing with parking.
>>10828968Honestly thinkin the best shot is to dump my car there tomorrow evening. It stayed there till Wednesday morning last year, no problem.
Word to the wise: GET IN EARLY WHILE YOU CAN. Just checked and it's already filling up. That lot is usually empty on any given day, so I am gonna leave my ride there soon.
How’s it looking out there so far?
>>10829359they should call it bitetown con
Anything cool going on now?
>>10829190I had a difficult time parking but I blame it more on me being an idiot.
Mood has been quite different so far, but that's no surprise since it's our first time doing Friday. Crowded and emptier at the same time somehow. Some anons showed themselves this time, to my surprise. I've noticed yall tend to advertise it, even if a bit subtly.
In and out of vendor hall in 90 seconds flat. We're at nightmare-tier right now and I might not be able to even stand it indoors for the next few hoursCaptcha: VTVSTD
>>10829570I’m the solo non-cosplayer just wearing a backwards Seele logo cap today. Showed up late yesterday and was predictably completely disoriented. Still a fun time for sure
>>10829614Well I have an uncanny ability to locate people even with the thousands around so don't be surprised if I materialize. And if you attend any panels tomorrow afternoon, well...
By the way, the anons from yesterday were the corpse paint duo. There's also a Christine Weston Chandler (female) here which I feel is worth mentioning because Alog himself is too. Found him last night
>>10826209will they be moving to a location with a pool? The main reason I want to finally go to HolMat is for the pool
>>10829613The event staff seem to be freaking out that the building is shaking from people jumping in the main ballroom. They had the DJ make an announcement asking people not to jump. So they’re not letting any more people in the ballroom despite it technically only being half full. And looks like almost every other room is at capacity.That poster that predicted chaos was right on the money
>>10826211>SWFL-AnimeExpo - February 12 - Fort Myerscan anyone give me info about this one? honestly my area has nothing and this is the only time i've actually seen this con listed.
Nowhere near as crazy as last year, which is probably a good thing. The digits that stopped it:>>10829777 (blessed)>The event staff seem to be freaking out Not seem to be, DEFINITELY were. I was getting messages from them about it and that's as crazy as it got. Either way, this is one of the best community cons I know since it's for young adults as opposed to boomers or babies. More importantly, they're a lot cooler, friendlier and in shape than at other events.
>>10830097For me, some of the best parts were that some of the rooms for panels had been hijacked (either because the panel had already ended and somebody must have wandered in and found an empty room- or in one case i saw, the panelists had cancelled altogether). so it was just a bunch of messing around with a microphone and making up unofficial events like speed-dating and debates. From my experience, friday afternoon and night felt actually pretty low key, saturday was by far the biggest day start to finish, and sunday was pretty strong until the last dying hours. kinda feel like there could have been more stuff going on to properly finish it off with a bang but maybe i just missed where the action was. If I had to speculate I think a lot of people on Friday night left the con to go party somewhere else, though there were still a decent amount sticking around. And then the same happened on Sunday but on a much larger scale (outdoor DJ booth was already being dismantled around 9:30ish?.)
>>10829623I'm fairly certain that I saw you and your panel. Were you the Rei cosplayer doing the occultism panel? Or the curly haired lain hat guy co-hosting it? If its the latter then I ran into you beforehand in the hallways, with someone else (was it the same person who presented as rei?). Hope I didn't come across as too much of a sperg.I did rike the panel, and it was easily one of the most educational panels out of the bunch. The enthusiasm Rei-cosplayer had definitely added to it. I'll admit that once the MGS slide appeared I thought to myself "Welp, we're definitely going to be on this one for quite a while!" Kojimbo memes didn't disappoint, though I was surprised not to see La Creatividad in there. After the panel epilogue I was standing awkwardly in the background while the other attendees were praising you and talking about the panel. I was going to pretty much just ask about you a bit about Eva, but I left before I had the chance (can't remember if it was that i was trying to catch another event or just had to go take a piss or something). Still anyways, thanks for the great panel and hope the rest of the con was amazing for ya
>>10830202I was the presenter, yes. So huh, you found me instead. Lain hat is here too, though, you can see him right here >>10829374 And if you mean RIGHT before then probably was me. Really can't believe that took nearly 2 hours cause the script said ~50 minutes. Still, thank you for sticking around. And I was there till the last second. Either way, if you were still wondering about it, I could try to answer
>>10830204I was mainly going to ask how you feel about the whole thing where it's often said that eva's christian imagery was used because it just looks exotic and cool to japanese audiences. I recall that you mentioned that you've covered Eva before so that's what spurred the question. Also now that i know for sure it was you guys, I am regretting leaving when I did. Full disclosure, I was totally holding onto the delusional hope that the anonymous posters here were all Rangiku Matsumoto or PS1 Tifa lookalikes
>>10830252>where it's often said that eva's christian imagery was used because it just looks exotic and cool to japanese audiences.nta but anno himself said that...
>>10830252The entire premise of the NGE segment was "Here's what he said, here's why he was lying". I can think of three ways for you to get the full rundown>Post you an invite to our Florida server>Send you the link to my edited version of the panel from last year>Come to Mizu and hear me give it again, with some extra stuff I've added on since (the best option)And as for this...>here were all Rangiku Matsumoto or PS1 Tifa lookalikesYou'll find very quickly that girls who do dress/look like that well...maybe they don't actually post here but they have a similar mindset. Ask anyone who cosplays CWC or the girls that do it themselves.
Anyone think this year's Otakufest was pretty bad? Like wow security was practically nonexistent, shit was overcrowded, they didn't give a shit that vendors were displaying a ton of 18+ merch for everyone to see, and people just seemed trashy overall. I've never seen the MACC second floor with so much trash on the floor and even ketchup stains all over the walls? Like these newer congoers just seem worse than ever. I've been doing south FL cons since 2011 and honestly considering not even bothering anymore.
>>10830292i'm not a big discord guy, but i wouldn't mind>>10830325>Like wow security was practically nonexistentSo the funny thing is that the days where I arrived later, I could pretty much just walk in like nothing. It was on Sunday where I actually got there before opening where security seemed to be hounding the front doors>shit was overcrowdedtrue> they didn't give a shit that vendors were displaying a ton of 18+ merch for everyone to seemaybe it's because i've been to red light districts outside of the US, but this didn't seem that adult to me outside of after-hours blatant 18+ hentai panels. I mean yeah there were vendors selling bodypillows and big booba mousepads, but it wasn't like there were dildos or actual hentai or nipples anywhere. Yeah I would think "what the actual fuck" when I saw someone pushing a stroller or walking with a 4 year old, but frankly I don't think this entire con needs to become a sanitized disneyworld type of thing. There's other cons for that. >with so much trash on the floor yeah i did see lots of garbage on the floor but what I saw didn't seem massively annoying or obstructive (just stuff like plastic wrapping here and there, business cards from vendors that might have fallen out of a pocket, etc). The one bad part was that there was one section that smelled like piss, and the consensus I got from most people was that the blame fell on the tiny maybe handful of people that brought dogs
This thread reminded me I saw this on saturday of holmat I thought people werent allowed to hold signs though
>>10830158>For me, some of the best parts were that some of the rooms for panels had been hijackedThis made day 2 last year, but I was too caught up with other stuff (I can't remember) to check around. Closest thing is a huge boardroom was used for photoshoots right before they ended. Otakufest is not THE con for partying but I went to the same one held by friends Friday and Saturday. A shame I got burnt out cause Sunday last year is the only time I saw people were partying too. And yes, the final DJ show was cancelled.>>10830395.gg / CPqQukAp8uThere ya go. This is for anyone interested in the Florida scene too.
Is anyone going to Orlando anime day tomorrow or central Florida comic con?
>>10830434HYPER BASED Florida Man strikes again
Why is this community so dead here but so active in person? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH
>>10832628Because /cgl/ is pretty much the last place you want to use as a resource for con shit these days, discord has taken over in most regards as moderation is actually there and harder to derail with mask stupid shit.
>>10833070>Check Florida DiscordStill inactive AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH
>>10834809These were best in show for me.
>>10834821One of the best I saw was a Reverse-Flash cosplayer who seemed to have put in a lot of effort into it. Literally the first panel/room I walked into upstairs was a free-for-all discussion, which quickly devolved into a live action re-enactment of /dbs/ powerlevel wanking and shitposting. The Reverse-Flash guy put forth a question like "what would be your dream cosplay with unlimited budget and time" but his question pretty much got completely glossed over immediately for more power level autism. another cosplay I quite liked was a Dabi holding a puppet of an injured Shouto.
>Thought about Katsu>Just came back from a semi-lengthy trip>Decided against it>Hey, there's a local con that same weekend and they're "community based". I like that, we'll go there instead>Forgot it has COMIC in the name>Full of kiddies, foagies and lardass Plebbitors>Attended the worst panel I've ever seenthat face when my feeling
>>10838142I was thinking about going to that con but I decided against it. Seems like I made the right choiceI'm curious as to what qualifies as the worst panel you've ever seen
>>10839091If you mean Beyond, yes. You absolutely did. I barely recognized anybody, already a sign something was wrong. No friends or acquaintances, but not faces in the crowd who I see at all cons either. >I'm curious as to what qualifies as the worst panel you've ever seenWell I don't care one bit about comics but panels are time killers so, I went to the only thing happening at that point. It's a roundtable debating the intricacies of recasting Black Panther or not, "Is any black man able to do it like Chad?", "Why is it ok to get new actors for white heroes" etc. High schooler crap, but oh wait these types are old enough to have high school grandkids. Honestly embarrassing. This was NOT "representation matters" panel, and I've found that if you ignore those at anime-specific cons, nobody's smug enough to think the audience cares to hear their opinionated drivel. And oh yeah, these are also drawings created for children.
New list of smaller cons dropped, and I'm sure it's nowhere near complete. >Swampcon - March 25 - Gainesville>Itasha Expo - April 22 - Jacksonville>Wombo Con - May 20 - New Port Richey>My Hero Convention: Florida Smash - August 25-27 - Fort Walton Beach>SWFL Anime-Fest 2023 - October 29 - Ft MyersRight now I'm on the fence about Mega cause on one hand, it's a good weekend. No doubt tons of people I know will be there. On the other, nobody seems to like it. AT ALL. If anybody knows, and especially if they can compare it to Anime Festival I'm all ears. That was actually one on my radar for 2021, but they had already cancelled before I even decided.>Captcha:HVKS0Y
>>10839321i really don't expect anything to happen at the next SWFL anime fest, there just isn't the people here, i've been living here for years and we dont even have a genuine anime store, just some store at the mall that sells bootlegs and fakes.from what i saw in the pictures it was all teens maybe young adults, nothing really going on. so unless they can pull some impressive voice actors or something, maybe. at least it's local and doesn't cost a fortune. i just wish this place wasn't a fucking retirement swamp
apparently there's a one day con happening tomorrow. HeroHype. seems to have a lot of red flags (capeshit themed being the glaring one) Despite apparently being a thing for 11 years, looking through the archives only has a few posts that are mostly just saying it's shit.I'm still morbidly curious on checking it out. Same venue as Otakufest. Anyone planning on going?
>>10839422Well, damn. I'm two posts above you but I didn't know the date for Hero Hype. Figured it was soon cause they were shilling it at Beyond. I went last year and if you're lucky like me, you can get in for free. I'll be down to meetup if you're interested.
>>10839424With all the shilling for other cons at otakufest, not seeing anything for a con happening just a month and a half later at the same venue is a bit strange isn't it?Should i end up going then i'll post here or in the discord. With a super small con I'm sure meeting up is a more matter of when rather than if
>>10839432I don't see why it's strange. Those "Black Market" guys and somebody calling himself "Looty Warrior" seem to take turns hosting events literally every week. And all those were being shilled too, like that Kirbiicon thing that happened last year and got INSANE attention even though it was only on night (I'll be there this time by the way). ANYHOW I'm already in the Discord if you mean the same one as I do.
>>10825721Considering going but unsure, is Megacon actually good? Seems to be bigger than most cons but seems reddit-y as well, the anime part at least looks fun.I've never actually been to a convention before and I'm mostly interested in firmly anime related conventions.
>>10840967>seems reddit-y as well, the anime part at least looks fun.You've never been to a con? Cause your instinct are right on the mark. Comic cons are Reddit fests and if you're not into that, you definitely don't want to force yourself. Anime is the way to go for anything social or even just outside the realm of debating internal politics in capeshit stories. If you're local, go right for it. If not, I'd skip. You can do much better for a first time event
>>10839321Mega is fun if you’re old enough to drink and have enough disposable income to meet the plethora of celebrities and afford to buy tickets to the after parties and eat/drink at the fun Orlando joints nearby like Señor Frogs or that English Pub. Mega is not a con for the broke, but if you put cash in you get good out
>>10841070Debatable, some comic centered cons can DEFINITELY be like that, but don’t act like anime cons aren’t the same level of tumblr that comics cons are reddit. Mfs will be cosplaying Junko, pushing their tits up, having fake nails and going by “he/him”, don’t see that as much at comic cons. Local cons are usually reddit af to be sure and not worth your time, but the bigger they get the better they tend to be, with Panels, meetups, celebrity guests and the rest. Mega itself actually has a fair amount of anime presence too and always has, if you’d ever been you’d know this. >>10840967Megacon isn’t bad, a tad expensive but if you spring for celebrity meets and the after parties and good food nearby you’ll enjoy it
what's the best con this year that you can attend solo? I don't have any friends and not really risking trying to roll a dice with strangers, i mostly just want to go in cosplay, see panels and an after party, im not 21 yet so drinking and more heavier partying isn't for me
>>10841471Well there ya have it. These just aren't things that interest me at cons.>buy tickets to the after partiesThis in particular sounds very iffy desu.>>10841475>don’t act like anime cons aren’t the same level of tumblrYes, they are. No debates from me, BUT there are entirely separate spheres within a convention center. Half the Tumblrinas are off doing their own thing, they can be easily ignored. The other half is easy to chat up because they keep it to themselves. Now that I think about it, that's what Florida's scene is best at: You can get your fill of tism or normalfag partying. Too much of the first is tiresome, too much of the second is boring. I've never seen this balance anywhere else.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QJ7mIWI0zMamazing life changing holmat video
>>10842945I mean, yeah I agree but trust me those afterparties are usually worth it. It’s just a cover charge usually 10$ or so for men, women get in free the same as a club. The ones that are more expensive usually come with a drink voucher or two that would equal the cost of a drink or two at a hotel bar
>>10843254Hm. Well let's flip the script here a second, since I've still never done Mega (and that's not changing this year, though by force). Have you done HolMat before? >It’s just a cover charge usually 10$ or so for men, women get in free the same as a club. The ones that are more expensive usually come with a drink voucher or two that would equal the cost of a drink or two at a hotel bar...Since the middle men described here are cut out entirely.
Anyone going to Swampcon? Its pretty small but at least its free
>>10843282I have, absolutely love it. Been doing it since 2014, although my two complaints of recent have been >1.Parking Parking has been an absolute bitch, even for hotel guests checking in as early as Thursday. When we checked in on Thursday we were in this huge ass line where the hotel staff tied a license plate to a room number, and their policy now is 1 car to 1 room and it took fucking FOREVER. That’s why everyone in my room piled in my big ass truck >2. VenueI feel like the con is getting too big for the venue, it’s felt kinda crowded these last 2 years or so and even in 2019. As much as I don’t want it spread over multiple hotels, that’s just the way it’s gonna have to be if it keeps growing.
>>10839321For a free con, Swampcon used to be good pre-covid. I was only able to attend for a few hours this year but it was so dead and had a depressing miasma permeating the entire event.
>>10825871You mustve just moved here. The amount of shit I hear happen at all these cons every year like clockwork. Its a great show though.
Nobody's going to Megacon?
>>10846544>You mustve just moved hereThis, but not at all. And compared to shit in other areas, Florida is daycare-tier arguing. As one example, probably the worst con drama ever (setting cars on fire) was California.
>>10846698Surprised there’s no general thread up for it. My buddies and I are going tomorrow as the Warlords of the Sea (Crocodile, Doflamingo, Blackbeard.)
Didn't go to Megacon, but I wish I did after seeing that this cosplay was there
>>10847110Best in show desu
>>10847110How the fuck did I miss this guy?
Bumping this thread to say...one of my earliest memories of a /cgl/ conversation was somebody saying they couldn't stand the fat balding Asian asshole who sells manga in Florida cons. I haven't seen him in years...until yesterday at SakuraCon. Had my doubts at first, but he starting yelling immediately. All doubts gone.
Does holmat STILL not have their dates out???
>>10849542Supposedly gonna be the weekend of the 22-24th, which is fucking stupid. Again rumor has it that the hotel is giving them that week because they don’t want as big of a crowd as they had this year and that this is their last year on the contract with Holmat and they don’t want to renew. All rumors and hearsay though, wouldn’t be surprised if it turned up true however.
I had a pretty good time at Kirbiicon.
>>10851264Hardly a convention, hardly any hentai but same
>>10849578I would honestly be okay with that given how crowded it has gotten the past two years. Probably get less people from out of state and it would become more local again. For the last one at Marriott I'd like a return to the atmosphere of pre-covid holmats. Last year was kind of ridiculous with how crowded it was.
>>10851264>>10851268I’m definitely going next year, but I’ll buy tickets early when they’re still 20 bucks instead of waiting for them to get overpriced
>>10851520$20 for a few hours is already overpriced desu, not that it matters since I'm near 100% sure it's gonna be even more next time
>Holmat confirmed for fucking Wednesday through FridayI get it was booked but holy shit there goes Holmat
>>10854177Beat me to i-->Wednesday through FridayWAIT WHAT
>>10854186Yup, every other weekend was booked so I guess this is their best option. I get why but this is going to cut attendance by a ton.
>>10854177lmao what a suicideI wonder if/how another event was able to take their spot like that, surely as a long running convention they'd get some kind of priority
>>10854191Marriot fucking hates Holmat. I also think the other thing had it reserved early this year.
>>10854192>I also think the other thing had it reserved early this year.Also I like to send positive thoughts into the ether just by stating them. Here is one of those moments: They're going to Gaylord and they'll be all the better for it
>>10854193Isn't Gaylord smaller than the Marriot?
>>10854193>>10854194also isn't there ICE? I don't see Holmat happening at the same time. I think it's going to go to the Orlando Convention Center and Holmat will be even more dead. The capacity amount was a huge problem with Marriot and they're going to bring it somewhere smaller? They're shooting themselves in the foot
>>10854194The quickest of quickest glances shows Gaylord is actually ~10% bigger when it comes to "meeting space". Even if not, this looks too damn cool for me to care
>>10854196Damn you got a point there. That would be nice for photo shoots. I appreciate your optimism, anon
>>10854197Glad to help. The first step to happy mind is saying upbeat things. The second step (and the first step to getting everything you want) is believing it.
>>10830434He got talked to several times but kept pulling the sign out anyway.He's wrong, but yeah typically signs are not allowed.
>>10854177I'm hyped. midweek days are strange, but I think will still work out. They had like 16,000 people attend last year and it was too crowded. I wouldn't mind returning to what it was like 2017-2019. Also, even though the hotel screwed them with the dates, they let holmat reserve every single room for the entire week, which they have never done before. The con room block is going to be way bigger this year and everyone staying at the hotel will be there for the convention, which is pretty awesome.
This is what a Holmat staff member said in my friend's server
Funny how people are being massive babies about it. I saw someone cry about how taking 3 days off was eating into half their allocation and I just can't help but laugh. Not their problem that your job treats you like garbage. If anything the attendee pool that does show up will probably be much better behaved and of higher quality in general.
>>10854471>If anything the attendee pool that does show up will probably be much better behaved and of higher quality in general.WELL FUCKER ALL I GOTTA TELL YOU RIGHT NOW IS.....I agree entirely. And it was one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind
It just hit me that Ft Lauderdale Convention Center hasn't been used for a con since Super 2018. Damn shame. I like it way better than Miami Beach
Welp even if nobody breathed a word about Mizucon till now I'm gonna say it anyway: I did not ever realize just how many autist girls (the good kind) live in South Florida
Is this con worth going to from out of country even if the days are shit? I have a flight voucher I need to use by the end of the year and friends going to this con.
>>10858303It's by far the most beloved con in Florida, and the only one I know where people regularly fly in from out of state. You'd definitely best try to make it, since one of the biggest draws is their venue, and you'll never get another chance.
TFCon Orlando has this announcement concerning crossplayers