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Which Cons do you attend?

Postby Monitor Zombie » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:03 am

Ok, so I've just confirmed my hotel rez for Anime Boston 2011. Seeing as this is the 7th time I've gone to AB and I've NEVER been to another convention.. where are your usual haunts? Which cons are you guys going to? I think it's about time I expand my congoing horizons.
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby Scintilla » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:34 am

Speaking for both Cyanna and myself:

AnimeNEXT (Secaucus, NJ/Somerset, NJ): 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Otakon (Baltimore, MD): 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010
Anime Weekend Atlanta (Atlanta, GA): 2009, 2010

We're planning to continue attending all three of these into the foreseeable future (exception: probably missing AWA in 2012). The next one we add will probably be either AnimeUSA (Arlington, VA) or Anime Central (Rosemont, IL). However, Anime Boston and Tekkoshocon (Pittsburgh, PA) are also within the realm of possibility.

And I really do wish more AMVers would come back to AnimeNEXT -- I still don't know why everyone we know stopped going to this. It's still a ton of fun, and the new location provides us enough space that it doesn't feel cramped anymore.

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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:40 am

Anime Boston - 2003-present
Another Anime Con (Nashua/Manchester NH) - 2006-present (as staff since the afternoon of the first day... Been in charge of AMV programming since 2008)
AWA - 2010 (hope to go back this coming year if my schedule allows it)

I've also went to Vericon (scifi/webcomics/gaming con @ Harvard) once and Llamacon that one year dokool ran it @ Simon Rock.

@scintilla - you should totally come up to Boston this April. Fun times can be had.
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby ngsilver » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:02 am

Usual Haunts:
Anime Central - since 2004, been staff since 2005 in AMVs
Youmacon - Since 2005 as staff for AMVs/VAT
AWA - Only been there 3 times so far, in 2006, 2007, and 2010. Planning to return this year provided my schedule works out.

Been to:
Ohayocon, Sugoi-con (used to be a usual haunt for me but then they started competing with Youma on the same weekend making it impossible for me to attend), Ikasucon, Matsuricon, Daigacon, and Colossalcon. Most of these I was either staff, guest, or panelist at some point doing AMVs.
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby LantisEscudo » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:19 am

Bakuretsucon - 2004-present
Anime Boston - 2007-present
Another Anime Con - 2008-present

When I lived in Baltimore, I went to Katsucon (2000-2003), Nekocon (2002-2003), and Otakon (2002-2003), but those are trips that are a little too expensive now.

I went to Connecticon and AWA for the first times this past year, I'd like to go to both again, depending on the timing and money. I'd also love to hit Tekkoshocon and Anime Central at some point, maybe one of them this year.
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby kireblue » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:54 pm

I go to

Momocon (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Otakon (2010, 2011)
Dragon*Con (2009, 2010, 2011)
AWA (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

I'm thinking about going to Anime Expo somday, but it probably wont be till 2012
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby Minimoto » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:35 am

Anime Expo (Many years, I forget)

Sadly, I want to go to more but this is the only one within driving proximity.

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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby Qyot27 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:22 am

I've scarcely been to any because I've lacked funds practically all of the years I could have been going to cons.

That said, I managed to make it to MegaCon in 2004, and Metrocon in 2007. I didn't properly attend Metro in 2010, but I did show up and help with the AMV panel.
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby Castor Troy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:42 pm

Anime Expo: 2000-2008, 2010-2011
Ani-Magic: 2003
AWA: 2004-2005, 2007, 2009
Anime LA: 2011
A-kon: 2003
Ushicon: 2005
San Diego Comic Con: 2002-2003, 2007-2009


One European Con
One Canada Con

I'm really hoping I can make Otakon this year, despite not having a video to enter.
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:25 am

Holly crap.. lets see...

Current (notice the pattern here):

Anime Evolution (Vancouver) 2003 to 2011 - Run the Contest and AMV Room
Animethon (Edmonton) - 2003 to 2011 - Was the big boss last year, run the contest and AMV related programming - Probably a room this year!
Otafest (Calgary) - 2005 to 2011 - Do the tech for the contest and playback, run a pile of AMV programming (like 8+ hours worth outside of the contest)
Anime North (Toronto) - 2010, 2011 - There is a reason I'm going back.. more details later :wink:

Sakura-Con (Seattle) - 2006 -to 2011 - Run the worlds largest AMV Room (Just ask Waffle boy)
Tekkoshocon (Pittsburg) 2008 to 2011 - AMV Department Head (Has a dedicated AMV room)
AWA (Atlanta) 2001 to 2011 - (Only Doki Doki beats me on consecutive attendnace, although he was not there last year so I will probably beat him) :P Now in charge of programming for the VAT

If anyone else runs more AMV rooms, let me know and I'll concede the insanity crown to them :P :jester:


JACON (Orlando) 2002 to 2004
Otakon (Baltimore) 2002 to 2004
Anime Expo (LA) 2000 to 2002, 2009 - Have already asked about running an AMV room --- "Maybe" in the future I'm told it could be possible

And probably a pile of other cons I can't remember anymore...

BTW, if I was to ever be involved in an AMV room at AX, I would be involved in one on all four corners (well, close enough) of the US :shock:

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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby Otohiko » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:39 am

You were at AX last year Vlad? Well darn, I didn't get to meet you :(

I've not been to enough cons to really talk about regularity... I was at CN Anime in 2002-2004, AC^3 2004-2006, ACen 2009-2010, AFO 2009, AX 2010...

The future seems to hold Anime North (a con I've been meaning to go to for 10 years in a row and keep missing for some reason), definitely ACen, and possibly AX, AFO, NDK, AWA next year. Now, probably I won't make all of the above, however some of these are quite possible.
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:04 am

OOPS.. that was 2009 - FIXED


Otohiko wrote:You were at AX last year Vlad? Well darn, I didn't get to meet you :(.
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby -MD » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:24 am

Naka-kon - (Kansas City) - 2007, 2008, 2010 .....I try to go every year now...lots of improvement....local con

Anime Festival Orlando (Orlando) - 2009, 2010

Anime Cental (Chicago) - 2010

I've gotta admit...Naka-kon is stepping up quite a bit....I find it more entertaining as the years go by....last year was bad ass. Anime Central is HUGE (for me).....meaning a lot of people. I found it less enjoyable. AFO was pretty damn sick in 2009.....a tad less enjoyable in 2010. I might hit ACEN and AFO one more time (probably not this year)....and I want to hit up Ohiayo-Con, Anime Boston, and AWA some time....
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby AshoriSDS » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:01 pm

Anime Central (Chicago) - 2006-present

I actually just recently got my room reserved for 2011's con, and hopefully this year I can enter a video or two.
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Re: Which Cons do you attend?

Postby pan_dbgt01 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:00 pm

I've been to Anime North, but I've never really experience a real CON. I use to live near Toronto so I didn't stay the weekend.

I would love to "Geek" it up one day! Maybe when my son is older.
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