“What the fuck is this shit?” EditionPrevious thread>>10828287Thread themehttps://youtu.be/BQDk4WnBt58149 days to go>You Preregistered?>for the premierfags, you miss being a premierfag this year?>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would suffice>Vaccinated / unvaccinated / none of your goddamn business? Because you know goddamn well they’re bringing this shit back>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?>You got your work PTO approved?>Any setbacks so far until the con?>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?
>>10834084NoKind of but I'm getting an exhibitor badge off a friend insteadCrashing at another friend's placeVaxxed, don't careI don't buy much so it's really just hop on a cheap flight and foodWork always gives me the days offNANAAnything that is a good concertI'm looking forward to the trap festival
Hurry buy your passes now!
>>10834139They don't spare any time huhRemember when AX was affordable? I still have my e-mail confirmation from 2013 when it used to be $45 for a 4-day...
>You Preregistered?Yeah>for the premierfags, you miss being a premierfag this year?Was planning to be one this year>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would sufficeYes with friends>Vaccinated / unvaccinated / none of your goddamn business? Because you know goddamn well they’re bringing this shit backVaxxed>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?Decently with this new job I have>You got your work PTO approved?Most likely should be>Any setbacks so far until the con?Saving extra money because I’m going there 3 days earlier to visit Super Nintendo world>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?None yet>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?Hiroyuki Sawano>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?If there are any gay chubs coming to those, hit me upAlso ax last year was mid
>>10834139is there a reason it costs so much? holy shit. ive never been but that price is actually fucking wild
>>10834161its the biggest anime convention in the US and gets some of the biggest guests and events. when stuff gets popular they raise the price because they no longer have to try to get people's attendance; it becomes a given. same thing happened with san diego comic con. 15 years ago it was maybe $100 at the door for the whole weekend. you could walk up and buy a ticket same day. it's $300 now, there are no discounts for registering early, and it sells out months in advance on two specific days. give AX five more years and it'll probably be similar, $200 with no discounts. i will say that AX has more things relevant to my interests than SDCC so i get more for my money.
>>10834084>You Preregistered?Yes>did you manage to get a hotel? Yes>Vaccinated / unvaccinated / none of your goddamn business? Double boosted but I'm immuno so I got covid last ax regardless>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?Been spending less and less every year >You got your work PTO approved?Don't need approval >Any setbacks so far until the con?First year going alone>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?None>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?I hope nightow comes back so I can tell him how much I hate stampede. Bring back escape games also>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t existNo
>>10834139>it’ll now be $189 now give or take
>>10834139The sad thing is that are thousands of retards who will pay $165 because it's the anime convention to attend.
>>10834377Otakon, Dragoncon, there are better options out there
>>10834379otakon is a shadow of itself. dragoncon isn't an anime con. AX is still the biggest anime show in the US
>>10834396Even then, it's still has the best fan panels and programming.
>>10834377I can drive out there and bum a room off of my parents house so its still cheaper than flying somewhere for me.
Any of you ever stay at Hotel Figueroa? I got a reservation for it, but might drop it for Westin instead.
>>10834589The hotel is haunted bro. I stayed there once, and kept hearing weird demonic sounds all night. Lights would just randomly turn on and off. Stay away bro.
>>10834589That hotel is legit haunted lol
>>10834601>>10834613there’s no such thing as ghosts. aliens might be real tho since the universe is so big but ghosts? phony
>>10834589lol once my acquaintance said that it was haunted I knew it wasn't haunted. Worst thing that has happened to me while I was there was getting my dick sucked randomly in the middle of the night by some transparent hot looking figure
>>10834639goats. not ghosts.
>>10834642why would a hotel be haunted by goats they ain’t scary
>>10834640did you yell whoowhoo? you have to yell whoowhoo when on the receiving end of one of those.
>>10834601>>10834613>>10834640You're thinking of the Biltmore.
My friends and I plan to bring our MK cosplays to AX this year. What do you think?
>>10834730>What do you think?you expect me to think?? fuck you
>>10834084I just want to meet up with someone and frot
>>10834815Sounds hot. Would be down for it.
>>10834864We're all little girls here
>>10834815You gay and fat too?
>You Preregistered?yes>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would sufficeyes>Vaccinated / unvaccinated / none of your goddamn business? Because you know goddamn well they’re bringing this shit backhad to for work>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?300$ right now probably gonna bring about 1k>You got your work PTO approved?instantly>Any setbacks so far until the con?one of my buddies might not be able to go so the airbnb might be more expensive>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?tatsu, bell cranel, zero two, nothing>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?tomato and matsuoka as guests, flow or grandrodeo as concerts
im glad this shit is expensive. need to weed out the poor idiots who think dragonball is the greatest anime ever made
Reedpop is acquiring AX.
>>10835058>AX is now $186.75
>You Preregistered?Yep>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would sufficeYep>Vaccinated / unvaccinated / none of your goddamn business? Because you know goddamn well they’re bringing this shit backVaxxed + boosted, still hoping the side effects come up and kill me. >How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?Got around 1500 I'm willing to spend in everything besides flight/hotel/badge since I already go those either accounted or paid for. Doubt I'd end up spending $1k of that though unless they got a bunch of Japanese bands I like and could get tickets for + I got real lucky with merch that I like without it being sold out by the time I made it through the line. >You got your work PTO approved?For now. Looking for a new job though which could complicate things>Any setbacks so far until the con?Want to start doing more complex cosplays but can't really start trying until next month since I'm out of town. No idea how ambitious is too ambitious and I wonder if I'll bite off more than I can chew. >Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?Still need to see schedule for photoshoots/panels, will probably do Char day 1, other days will be tentative but will do some Fateshit. >what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?Any of the Love Live groups would be cool, as would Sawashiro or any other JP voice actors I like. >Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?Nope. If I talk to anyone besides people I am BSing with during linecon it'll be because they're cosplaying the same series I am/another one I like and want to talk about it. Not super invested in any hook ups or anything.
You all want to know why AX prices are so high this year? It's because of ax chibi. It was a financial fuck up and they are trying to recuperate their losses by charging more for badges year.
>>10835250>complaining about prices for Anime ExpoIt’s been like that for years
>>10835250It's because they want money. Why leave money on the table? It's part of the mental games where people will pay high prices just because it's high prices. If they're at the point where they sell out the show, why not get more money? Low prices are when you're starting out and need to get your attendee base up.
>>10834139please raise costs to double this to keep retarded poors and teens away.
>>10835250chibi was packed. shit con but packed.
>>10835058>tfw this is the only way to appease the fire marshals
a bunch of hotels opened up
>First guest announcement >A literal who
>>10835496Hey, that's my high school janitor
>>10834084>You Preregistered?Yes, but I was late to realized it was $145>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would sufficeNo, I'm still juggling between Sheraton or Doubletree. Any help would be great.>Vaccinated / unvaccinated / none of your goddamn business? Because you know goddamn well they’re bringing this shit backUnvaxxed, because I'm not a fag>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?Just started saving a week ago. >You got your work PTO approved?working on it>Any setbacks so far until the con?Need to pick out a hotel >Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?I still need to see the schedule for photoshoots>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?who?>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?That'll depend if being horny at the time would ever cross my mind
>>10835496>yoshitaka fucking amano is considered a literal who
>>10835506Yes he is nowHis art has gone downhillLast time he was announced for AX, it was to promote Gibiate, one of the worst-selling anime everAlso did I mention it's a repeat guest from like a few years ago that probably got Corona-canceled
>>10835373The fire marshalls literally don't care how many tickets you sell as long as it's not overcrowded at any one time. After the exhibit hall opened and the south lobby was no longer crowded they ceased to give a shit
>>10835542Because they were given a warning. Next time if they get caught with the overcrowding, the SPJA will be fined.
>>10835502Idk if they're doing shuttles this year but the Doubletree has a Starbucks built into the building so it's really nice in the morn.
>>10835250It’s called supply and demand
>>10835557Of course they're doing hotel shuttles. What's crazy is they did LT shuttles again last year and announced it literally nowhere online.
>>10835496is this bait or are you really this retarded
>>10835543Again, it's only at any one time. They can still sell a boatload of tickets and not give a fuck. If they put a limit on the people in that lobby on day 1 the fire marshall won't have shit to do. He didn't come back any other day in 2022.
>>10834848Awesome. Down to chat on disc?>>10834928Only fat after the depression hit from being cheated on and quit going to the gym like 4 years ago. Before that I used to be a gym rat>>10835182You first
I'm a muscular asian dude and I'm looking to get my nipples played with at AX. Who's interested? :D
>No Hololive booth>Questionable vendors that have nothing to do with anime or Japanese pop culture.
>>10835899Where are you viewing the exhibit hall list?
>>10836005Follow the link on the Facebook post.
>>10835887I'm looking to play with dude nipples but not asian. Sorry
>>10835887gonna be in cosplay of who?
>>10836185ah yes, one of the basic bitch classics of muscle cosplay
>>10836242...should I not go as Zabuza then?
>>10836285Go as what you want. Other popular ones are grimmjow from bleach, inosuke, and the pokemen. If you really like zabuza as a character don't let me rain on your parade
>>10836319hmm interesting suggestions. :)
>>10835496>Mfw he will be the only guest from Japan
>>10834271If Ax gets to sdcc tier ticketing levels that’ll be the final nail in the coffin that’ll stop me going after all these years. But let’s be realistic it probably will. If I lived further than oc I wouldn’t even bother going as it is now, I’ll go for a day or 2 max and maybe see 3 panels. Tbh the biggest kick I get outta ax these days are seeing the religious crazies on mega phones battle it out with gender deviant cosplayers on the sidewalks.
>>10836833>Tbh the biggest kick I get outta ax these days are seeing the religious crazies on mega phones battle it out with gender deviant cosplayers on the sidewalksDon't forget sex workers walking around with their porn playing on a screen in their backpack
>>10836863>That webmFucking gross
>>10834084What does /cgl/ think of a black face garterbelt (As a white dude) for anime expo?I think I can do his voice correctly, and make it funny. Even if my jokes have to somewhat pander to left leaning individuals.
>>10837035You will 100% piss off someone at the con, if that's what you're going for.
>>10837035dew it faggot, you won't
>>10835899At the very least there's gonna be a bushiroad hololive booth since there gonna be pre selling the vol 2 Weiss set before official release at AX like they did for premium booster
>>10837588I want an actual Hololive booth with official merch and a concert and not some children's card game.
>>10834084Anyone planning to go to Disneyland while in LA for AX?
>>10838340No, Disneyland is not even worth it anymore.
>>10838340I'd rather go to the natural history museum
>>10838340>not going to Super Nintendo World before Anime Expo>going to Disneyland period
>>10838340i am, does anyone know how viable ubering there would be?never been to LA but i heard the traffic is awful, but don't have much choice in mode of transportation
>>10835887drop a discordassuming you're fine with another fit asian dude
>>10838340Disneybrained people like (You) need to be gassed.
>>10838623Very viable. You can get dropped off at Downtown Disney and walk to the park or take the monorail (its free with your ticket)
>>10838340Everyone is being overdramatic with their responses, but I do agree with them. As a resident, Disney during fourth of july weekend (or any holiday weekend) is a bad choice and waste of money. If you can swing it, I'd say go after the holiday weekend. Also its the hottest weekend of the summer
>>10835340lobbyconners make your con bigger than it actually is. and teens are a driving force for con growth and profitability.
>>10838340I am going to Disneyland. I got a pass debating on doing it before or after rn.>>10838623Disney is in Anaheim. Disney also has an area made for ubering. You get dropped off on Harbor BLVD and walk through some metal detectors straight into the park or downtown disney depending on the direction.
>>10838737Yeah I was just asking, didn't think a simple question was going to piss anyone off. Especially this loser >>10838730 but thank you for the heads up. Never been so I have no idea why everyone is saying no or not worth it. Wanted to at least try it. Will still be in LA a few days so like you said I'll probably go after July 4th>>10838578I'm planning to go there 100%. Just wanted to ask what Disneyland was like since I've never been. Didn't mean to get so many negative responses
>>10834815Yes. I like this. It'll be nice if you get lots of people in on it. Always been curious with how frotting would feel and just the experience>>10835502How are the hotels looking? I would think airbnb would be the way to go normally>>10838340I am
>>10838830Disneyland got way too expensive and the lines are pretty fucked. It's basically linecon but for a ride that's a few minutes long.
>>10838830>>10838831Disneyland cgl meetup? I get free tickets.
>just found out I can go>see ticket prices FUCK>see hotel pricesWell maybe I can get some friends>friend see ticket prices and room prices>nope the fuck backWelp, anyone else know this feel. What the fuck happened even ALA had semi reasonable 'at door' prices
>>10839052200 per person I got space at the JW.
>>10836863The funny thing is that they'll be at the big cons like AX, SDCC, and Wondercon. Yet they don't show up to smaller cons like ALA.
>>10839052>What the fuck happenedThere is speculation that another group has acquired AX and that the SPJA has officially been dissolved.
>>10839058I went to ALA this year and a few did show up but they were really lethargic and no one even cared enough to clown on them
>>10839060Now I remember, they were hanging around the front near the stairs this year but it's not the whole band compared to other cons they notoriously lurk at.
>>10839058>>10839060>>10839061They likely picked up on ALA is because they were advertising on TV, radio, and I believe on public buses. I never seen these crazies at ALA before. If you don't want cock sucking religious fanatics, don't advertise your con on simple media platforms.
>>10838830Local here, Disneyland is crowded during the summer but July 4th weekend actually isn't always that bad anymore (or at least not as bad as the week before & after Christmas) because the annual passholders are blocked out. You'll be waiting in lines for everything but if you have friends with you it's still fun and the queues are heavily themed with lots of stuff to look at. Bring plenty of snacks and water and try to get there when they first open so you can do as much as possible in the first couple hours.Also Universal tickets are the same price as Disneyland but it's a fraction of the size and only has like 6 rides and a shitload of escalators. You get infinitely more "bang for your buck" at Disney.
>>10838340Disneyland is only worth if you have kids or you’re into Disney stuff. if you’re renting a car or have one I’d rather drive down to Huntington Beach. I never been to la jolla but I heard it was nice too
>>10839063That's some awesome advice and I highly appreciate it!>>10838840For sure I'd be down! And how do you get free tickets?? My wife has never been there either so I thought it'd be lots of fun if we went. She's currently working on her cosplays for AX since mid January
>>10839059It would explain why Premier is gone and they booted the entire karaoke team
>>10836863Name of the cosplayer?
>>10839085probably works there or knows someone who works there. they can get people into the park if the employee is there.
>>10838830>Never beenAww, now that would make the trip worth it. It's definitely a bucket list trip in my opinion. But again, you want to get a good value for it. If you're coming from out of state, try looking up vacation packages through companies like Triple A or Costco. Especially if you're going to be staying in a hotel anyway. You could potentially do it through a Disney hotel, get your perks, then take a shuttle or uber to the convention center. I can't say that'd be cheaper than a hotel near the convention center, but it might give you some additional benefits.Anyway, good luck!
>>10839212nah have you seen disney hotel prices these days?
>>10839212I don’t think he needs a vacation package for a one day trip to the park kek. And it takes around 40 mintes to drive to Anaheim from DTLA, staying out there for the duration of the con would be stupid.
>>10839212Yeah I've always wanted to go growing up but could never afford going there plus being in Alaska the plane ticket prices can get horrendous on it's own already. Oh a vacation package? I'll definitely look it up to get some kind of information. Definitely looking to try and enjoy our first real vaca out of state. Mostly want to go so my wife can finally go as well. She's my everything>>10839118Ah okay that makes sense. I wouldn't want them getting in trouble trying to help any of us get in though.Just fyi we'll be in LA from the June 30th - July 9th. 100% planning to go to Nintendo world for my birthday. Any other ideas of where we should go but not overly expensive since Disney and Nintendo are on the list already lol
>>10839214Yeah, it's a splurge, not a save. But if the trip is a first time experience, then it could be worth it for anon. Depends on their budget.>>10839233No, not just for Disney. The idea is, if he's already flying in, getting a hotel for AX, and thinking to go to Disney, you could package deal it and potentially get some extra benefits. >>10839267I hope it works out!
>>10839267you wouldn't get anyone in trouble, but you would have to convince them to bring you into the park that's it, really. as far as what else to do? normal touristy stuff. eat food, see the walk of fame, see the hollywood sign (lol its not as interesting as you might think), etc. take a tour. go to beverly hills and gawk at things you can't afford. visit little tokyo. go to the getty center and griffith observatory.
daily reminder that the orgies at AX don’t exist.Right?
>>10839783>he doesn't know
>>10839825Assuming that isn't the chubby chaser screencapping himself, that weirdo has been making the same post since 2015 and it's been even more constant in the last few months. Probably not someone to take seriously, even if they're trying to be.
>you will always find your bastards at Anime Expo>the typo is still thereI fucking chortled ngl
>>10839783They do, they are commonly known as sausage fests.
>>10839972sounds like traps are the solution to that.
>>10840021AX is known for its hot gay sex parties.
>>10836863Absolutely disgusting. Sure the people holding up the signs are crazy but anyone who opposes degeneracy like that I'm on their side.No surprise a lot of cosplayers have an onlyfans
>>10840454So you admit you support Republicans?
>>10840576You can just say yes. Why do you go all shadowban sage sekret klub when someone uses the word "Republican?"
>>10840397But will chubby chaser anon ever find true love?
>>10840585OH wow, mental illness! That means you're not butthurt anymore!
>>10840634Or a steady fuck buddy, at the very least.
>>10840634I doubt chubby chasers can find true love given the nature of gay people being natural born flakes
>>10840573What does that mean? I think women who barely wear anything and twerk in public are disgusting. That means I'm a Republican?
>>10841674Its some ESL retard shitting up the board. Ignore him.
>>10841674Nah, it just confirms you support Republican faggotry. You might be a pajeet or something.
>>10840397You forgot lesbian parties too at AX. A lot of female cosplayers actually had planned all female sex events on social media.
do people even still care about maid cafes in the year of our lord 2023?
This AX is being hyped to be the most disappointing ever. Worst than 2010.
>>108424322010 had macross, it was great
>>10842523What's a macross?
>>10842231only people who think it's going to be like the japanese ones. spoiler: it's not, and it's going to be shit, because it's a bunch of weebs in a conference room instead of professionals and an actual kitchen to make food in.
>You Preregistered?yes>did you manage to get a hotel? Just a yes or no would sufficeyes>Vaccinated / unvaccinated / none of your goddamn business? Because you know goddamn well they’re bringing this shit backyes. had to for work.>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?should be decent. Don't want to throw money at useless stuff>You got your work PTO approved?thanks for the reminder. I should apply for it.>Any setbacks so far until the con?none so far>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?still planning...maybe shizuka tan, jessie team rocket, still thinking about the rest>what are your dream guests that you are hoping will get announced the week before AX?Maybe someone who works on Mob Psycho 100, anyone and I know this happened last year but Amber Lee Connors>Going to that AX orgy that obviously doesn’t exist?Where do I sign up. Is this like a speakeasy thing?
>>10839783>you just had to be there
>>10843058No swearing? Now I know this is bullshit
>>10843058>No MexicansBut I'm Guatemalan, how would they know?
>>10843058>the only chub is a 2/10Bullet dodged
>>10842432>2010>Bad2007 was worse. 2010 had decent guests, the AMV contest was still held in the Nokia, and they had 24 hour programming in the Marriott.
https://youtu.be/ETr8BrD_Fp0This better fucking be at the staples center
>>10843610It's at the Novo
>>10843610>Boomer trash at the NovoIt looks like AX isn't using MS Theater.
>>10843610lmao lets be honest, anime fans are cheap as fuck, and persona, while popular, isn't stadium popular in america. the only two things that have gotten close to selling huge at ax are miku and love live, and only because they were at their heights.
>>10843732I just want my odds of getting tickets to be decent
AX and SPJA are no longer under Ray Chiang and that Filipino manlet. No wonder the lead up is awful.
https://twitter.com/hololive_en/status/1637061788884955138?s=46&t=8-tlw0EszPaA7wDBEdb91gIs happening Sunday of AX
>>10844257>at YouTube theater>not a part of Anime ExpoI’m dying if laughter
>>10844257Lemme guess, if it was at Cryptocom arena or Microsoft, a part of the profits go to SPJA?Kinda fucked up if true
>>10844276They're trying to get as much profit as possible. There are not many seats available for YT Theater anyways.
Is AX worth flying to LA for? Gf and I are thinking of going. We’re in NYC
>>10844701I think it depends on what you're going for. If you're really into the industry and want the chance to meet or hear from professionals, then yes. If you want the chance to see artists from around the world who you might not be able to catch at other cons, then yes. If you have the money and want to visit the attractions around LA, then yes. If you just want to figure out what the con is about, maybe consider the investment you're putting in and whether it's going to be different than what you can get in NYC.
>>10844701AX is the biggest anime con in the world, so its worth it if you're into big event style cons. However, it's also very corporate and feels more like a trade show than a social gathering.
>>10844276>This cancer and some fucking Persona shitWhen will anime cons start recovering from COVID? AX was having a hard enough time with concerts even before the plague hit
>>10839059>There is speculation that another group has acquired AX and that the SPJA has officially been dissolved.Was it Reed Pop?
>>10844806In all honesty I think it's more companies suggesting things to ax than ax pursuing things themselves at this point. Doubt ax corporate level even knows what is popular for musical acts
>>10844802>AX is the biggest anime con in the worldNot even, it's like third or fourth place. Comiket pre-coof and Lucca are both larger
>>10844843i wouldn't consider comike a con since it's more for buying things. lucca is more of an everything con like sdcc is
>>10844790>>10844802Well we had fun in LA last time we were there so we figured this is a good excuse. I also want to see the 30th anniversary Shin Megami Tensei concert and have my fingers crossed they’ll have some merch too. How is the cosplaying? (other than sweaty as fuck) we usually wear something.
>>10844875lucca comics and games which is 320know that I think of it japan expo france would be the biggest japan-only con at 250k or whatever it is.
>>10844843What about dragoncon?
>>10844808I heard it is owned by Eric Tremain now, Anime Expo is so screwed.
>>10842640It's like a Japanese version of Robotech
Will Slushii join us this year, you know, for real this time?
LET’S FUCKING GO
AX better counter the Hololive concert with bringing in Liella.
>>10845238Is love live still juggernaut level popularity? I think that'd be the only way to justify bringing all of them
>>10844995Last year's event sucked. Why bring it back?
Since this is the goddamn Novo, we’re talking about…Atlusfags, I hope you enjoy trying (and failing) to get tickets to this as much as I did trying (and failing) to get Taylor Swift Eras Tour tickets last year.
>>10845300I think so?