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Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet DINNER 7/3 @ 7pm

Postby Rider4Z » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:46 pm

ANIME EXPO MEET & GREET:
Wed July 3 (Day 0) 7pm @ ZenCu Sushi & Grill

ZenCu Sushi is located at 319 E. 2nd Street, Suite 206, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For those of you who know Anime Jungle in Little Tokyo, it's located on the 2nd floor directly above them. :up: I reserved our group for 20-30 people from 7pm til closing which is 10:30pm. Parking in the parking structure costs $4 after 4pm.

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So last year was a first. We had an entire panel room to ourselves for 2 hours. Editors got a chance to promote themselves individually showing previous works, and lots of people earned awesome prizes for "Naming that AMV". Two issues I didn't like about how it went: 1, we got scheduled way too early on day 1. 11am on day 2 or 3 may not have been as bad, but day 1 people were still getting settled so either came late or couldn't come at all. 2, the set-up wasn't that great for those who wanted to mingle.

Segue, the dinner the night before was a great atmosphere for mingling. I blame having to sit on the tatami mats for that. It made people get up and wander so they could stretch their legs. Unfortunately, some found it too uncomfortable to want to do it again. Also, Honda-Ya wasn't very accommodating about having to split the checks up. Granted they did it, but they weren't happy about it.

Something else I want to know, do you guys like the poster I create each year for everyone to sign? I ask because it takes a lot of effort on my part to make it, but if it's not appreciated then I'd rather not spend the time each year to put it together. Last year, I think only 3 or 4 people actually tried to win it. Is identifying videos in the poster too hard?


So this was my take on last year's Meet & Greet. What I'd like from you guys is input. Do we want the panel again? Dinner? Where and when? The more input the better.

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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby BrokenMetronome » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:33 am

I'd like to go to the dinner, but I don't want to show how terrible of an amv maker I am. I like the poster, but maybe make it easier? So it's less work for you and easier for people to solve.
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Hagaren Viper » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:08 pm

I think the panel was pretty neat, I'd be down for having it again [perhaps with some new additions to activities, though I dont have any ideas off the top of my head] as long as it was at a later time. Weather it's day 1 or another day dooesn;t bother me as long as I don't have to bring my luggage straight from the train through the convention center again. Nooot fun.

As for the poster, Im always interested in it, but if you decided not to do ti due to time I'd also understand. You're running these other AMV events, after all.
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Castor Troy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:53 pm

I'll probably make the dinner this year.
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Seijin_Dinger » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:23 pm

up in the air if I will be able to be at AX this year
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Kisagi » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:48 am

I like the poster
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Ryvannis » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:02 am

Put me down as a yes.
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:16 am

I would love to make it, however it all depends on my duties with setup, etc at the time...

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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby machina21 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:21 pm

If you can hafe a panel, hopefully you can get the sae room as last time, I just like how that room is setup.

I didn't mind the mats, although if we could go to the same restaurant and sit in a different section, that would be ok as well.
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Dvl-Jigen » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:13 pm

I would LOVE to attend this, mainly cause it'd give me the chance to meet and befriend more fellow editors, I just have to find a way to get to Anime Expo this year.
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Rider4Z » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:31 pm

Okie dokie fokies, after letting enough time spew in my mind i've come to a sensible decision to not do a Meet & Greet "Panel" again this year - mostly do to the fact that Vlad and Troy are introducing the AMV room which will more than likely cover any mingling and video playing we would want to squeeze into the convention :sweat: i personally don't mind at all, it's less work for me and still gets the job done.

HOWEVER, the dinner of course is still on cuz everyone just wuvs it <3

So we need to decide where to have it, so lets try a poll - but first i'm gonna place pros and cons of our potential locations:

Honda-Ya (2012 M&G)
Pros:
Great food.
Tatami mats made people get up and mingle.

Cons:
Tatami mats were too hard on most people, hence the mingling.
Hosts were not happy about splitting checks.
No TV.

Oiwake (2008-2011)
Pros:
Gracious hosts.
Lots of space.
Possible TV hookup.
Cheaper parking garage.

Cons:
Food is average.


I'd like to see votes on which place you'd rather go - or if you have another suggestion.
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Castor Troy » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:09 pm

Honda-Ya because I don't like eating shredded tires dipped in teriyaki sauce.
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby LC_Lapen » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:05 pm

Haven't been to Oiwake, but if food is the only issue then there's no problem (only ended up eating, what, half an appetizer at Honda? And that wasn't due to lack of appetite). Although I'd imagine after 4 years that some of you are Oiwake'd out. So my vote goes to unspecified third location.

Oh, and I'll probably maybe most definately be there. The subsequent thrill ride back to the Westin last year was worth it alone.
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby Rider4Z » Thu May 23, 2013 8:38 pm

Alright, Stryyder and I will be going to Little Tokyo this saturday to scope out and reserve our restaurant. I've listened to the few responses/preferences from everyone (most i assume don't really care about the details as long as they get to spend time with everyone), and i will reveal the final location sometime late saturday or early sunday. :nose:
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Re: Anime Expo 2013 - Meet & Greet Discussion

Postby machina21 » Thu May 23, 2013 9:04 pm

Rider4Z wrote: i will reveal the Finalists sometime late saturday or early sunday. :nose:



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