What makes a good convention party for you? Is it just the free booze? Meeting new people?Do you remember any fun things you've done at a con party?My hotel room is going to be the base of operations for some con shenanigans and I want to make sure I can keep people entertained. What do people who've hosted parties small or large have to suggest?
Hey, rare thread topic!>Is it just the free booze? Meeting new people?It's both but for something to go really over the top, it needs unpredictability. Stuff that sounds gay to an outsider (or anyone sober, really) but funny as hell at the time. For that, you need the right kind of people, which many con parties are actually lacking. That's obvious when you notice party people weren't on the floor in the day or vice versa.>Do you remember any fun things you've done at a con party?There's tons of possible answers here. I'll stick to one and say it's the time I checked every floor until I found the only party in the house, and it was hosted by a gull. Not too surprising thinking back>My hotel room is going to be the base of operations for some con shenanigansACEN? I can't make it but just wondering.>suggest?Keep the music to a minimum, if you play any at all. That's when trouble starts
im just here to post drunk cosplayers
>>10855310>Hey, rare thread topic!I actually spent some time looking through the archives to see if anyone had asked a similar question and came up mostly empty. I figured it'd at least be a topic of interest for some people.>Keep the music to a minimum, if you play any at all. That's when trouble startsI was thinking of bringing a little portable speaker for some meme music, but if I decide to use it I'll definitely keep it on the quieter end, that's definitely a good tip.>ACEN?Nah, Fanime actually. And then again during AX next month. Just trying to finalize some of the finer details to maximize me and my pal's fun. As the resident con vet they expect me to do all the footwork, for better or for worse.I plan to bring some people-friendly video games since I knew a few of my buddies are going to want to play some smash or nidhogg or something. I just really want to make sure everyone's has something to do to encourage people to have fun and converse.
>>10855346sounds like an epic sausagefest
>10855349Thank god we dont go to cons pretending we bang random girls. We're actually there to cosplay and have a fun time.
>>10855346You'd think for all the talk about "WHERE CON GF AT?" there'd be more of this subject going around but there really isn't. I'm sure a huge chunk of them don't even know this side exists (I didn't for a long time).>Nah, Fanime actually. And then again during AX next month.Dang, and I heard that's one known for partying. I've been trying to see about AX but it's not looking very likely.Also some parties definitely do have games, but it's actually pretty rare. Jackbox could definitely work since it's a make your own fun kinda deal
>>10855349>hanging out with women
You trashy disgusting normalfags should stay tf away from conventions, you're the reason they suck now.
>>10855308>chugging baileysnasty bitch, I wanna punch her right in the stomach as hard as possible
i want to have cosplay sex
Never been to a con party, is the secret just staying late and talking to people
>>10855516Strategy guide option is joining Discord groups or checking in here. Instruction manual option is just be cool. Cheat code is recon and look out or large groups hauling beer and / or food. Of course, be aware if there aren't cool people where you're going (i.e. a Comic Con) or it's not at a convenient spot (ex. big downtown center with no hotels attached) there may be not at all.
>>10855526>strategy guide>instruction manual>cheat codethis guy doesn't get invited to con parties
>>10855528fr no one just lets you join a party if you see a bunch of people with food and walk up to them. they'll be like wtf is this guy?
>>10855308>What makes a good convention party for you?The STDs and the rape.
Do you guys know if SacAnime is any good?
>>10855346let me in fanime afterparty
Well now I'm starting to see why this topic doesn't come up much. Sad !
>>10855308A good party is where I get my dick sucked.
>>10855308>Live near Comic Con all my life>never been to a convention>never cosplayedI want to possibly get into it next year, a convention sounds like fun.
>>10856228If it's actually a "Comic Con" and not something anime related, don't expect any partying at all. Their crowds are not into that
labelled booze if you have dispensers, good amount of mixers and booze choices, enough room for people to stand and put drinks down (suites are better for this, close off the bedrooms), some low music on in the background so people can still hear eachother, garbage bags easily accessible
Since ColossalCon is soon, I'll probably be jumping back and forth between here and their thread ( >>10853942 )>>10856589>enough room for people to stand Always a good idea to put bed frames and mattresses against the wall if the room setup allows for it
>>10856589this sounds fucking lame.>>10856617people generally like sitting, you know on beds.
>>10856692Maybe you'll change your tune on that when you make up the next morning and somebody says "Dude, why'd you sleep in that spot when it was covered in pee?" Not to mention, more floor space = more people = more active
>>10856716i don't invite degens so no.
>>10855346let me come fanime party :D
>>10856716Anon, did you wake up in someone else's piss?
music is a passive singal going out of what you want the party to be, if you're picking songs please read the room and be social about itnot everyone needs to be bring a bottle but everyone needs to know a guy who brought a bottledon't wait for gropey pervs to figure out they're unwanted, get them out asap no fightingjust have fun
>tfw go to cons and can usually hook up with a girl>tfw never been to a con party
>>10856941htf you able to smash and not get into a party
>>10856948A good looking anon can have sex without needing to join a sausagefest room full of people who secretly(well, not really) are just in hoping to find some chick who will give him the time of day.If the room party doesnt have drugs then it's literally a waste of time unless its your friends who hosted it.
>>10855308Alcohol, Cocaine, Marijuana, Rave drugs, a DJ and potential orgy rooms>>10855374Anon, I turned to the Dark Side!>>10855528>>10855535It's funny as I ran room parties before and would be chill with letting someone enter my room when talking about strategy games and shit lol>>10856954I mean yea that makes sense I forgot about that that happened in the past for me but you know the party thing is integral to this shit.Oh yea OP>>10855308Play some fuckin Nightcore
Me and friends host room parties. Doesn’t have to be a hide suite, but a living room and bedroom is idea. We know one guy that always gets a penthouse. So we mostly host there. We just buy as much booze as we can get in the car. So we don’t make people bring anything. But some do anyway. We invite people we think are cool and make sure they are over 21. We end up making great friends that way. Craziest thing to happen was Star Wars cosplayers came to the room and before we knew it, mostly everyone started making out with each other. A Rick cosplayer pulled out his dick and said I’m pickle Rick out the window.
>>10856829Apparently, yes.>>10856856>if you're picking songs please read the room and be social about itIt's amazing how bad some people are about this, and they're usually the "normal" ones. Watch when they play the sleep-inducing rap and then follow it up with some meme or anime song for some very interesting results. Almost as if people don't wanna hear the same generic shite they can get at every club on Earth or something crazy like that>>10857015After God knows how many con parties since lockdowns, I can probably count the openly druggy ones on a single hand. Yes, even weed
I love the booze and social aspects. With the right people, you can make friends for life. I stumbled into a room party at a con and now my hotel plans for that con are intrinsically linked with them.
I've never gone to con parties before since I usually don't hotel for cons, but I have a few big ones coming up that I want to try to party at.Any advice for joining parties? Is there etiquette like BYOB? Is it weird to join strangers, do most people just stick to their own groups?
>>10858217You don't have to stay in a hotel to attend a con party. Keep in mind, the standards are different depending on what kind of venue you're in and it's actually way harder at a lot of the "big ones". For advice>have a costume>be outgoing>look for people who "seem the type">Check their Discord server / Facebook group / /cgl/ thread if it's popular enough>Just straight up ask something like "Heard anything cool happening later tonight?"BYOB of course always helps though some are just open door
>>10858218>You don't have to stay in a hotel to attend a con partyI meant that I usually just commute to my local cons so I never stay late enough to party, even more so if I'm driving there.I'm also curious if people just hook up or make out at parties? Is it not awkward if your friends are there too? Or do people just slip away for privacy? I'd like to be prepare but I also know there's no way my friends would let me leave a party with a stranger like that lol
>>10858219>I usually just commute to my local cons so I never stay late enough to partyFair enough though you might honestly have better luck (for a number of reasons) at these local ones. I can say that pretty definitively after doing that just this past weekend.The sex part absolutely does happen but really not that much, at least in the open. I can also say I have made out with people while friends are around and vice versa, it's usually not a big deal. Also are these friends trying to protect or get in the way?
>>10858224I'm a petite girl and a lightweight, and directionally challenged even when sober, so my friends always keep a strict eye on me. They'd probably call the cops if I ever slipped away without notice at a con in a foreign city hahaBut I'd also feel really awkward trying to give them a heads up....
Don't really do the drop in con parties most do cause it isn't really my thing/ they get busted a lot by front desk>Is it just the free booze? Meeting new people?Meeting up with friends particularly if i'm the one travelling>Do you remember any fun things you've done at a con party?Randomly volunteering for being bartender is always an interesting experience if you find yourself in one with a kitchen/bar, especially if you brought in stuff to make more interesting mixes/drinks>What do people who've hosted parties small or large have to suggest?Don't host one out of the back of a uhaul unless you're ready to basically run a con within a con among many other things, pretty fun if you pull it off with the right people though
It's a good kind of party con when you skinnydip on night zero, and that's considered "taking it easy"
>>10855308>What makes a good convention party for you? Is it just the free booze? Meeting new people?Just a fun group. I prefer hosting parties over anything.>Do you remember any fun things you've done at a con party?Not really. Just a few party games.>My hotel room is going to be the base of operations for some con shenanigans and I want to make sure I can keep people entertained. What do people who've hosted parties small or large have to suggest?Always have water, always have ice, always have booze and some type of music. Be polite and invite your neighbors and inform them of parties ahead of time.