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May. 24th, 2011 | 04:39 pm
posted by: artemiscangee in acen_gosurori

I'm sorry that the large meet-up was cut short by IRT neither kuroloki nor I knew that ACen staff would kick us out of a new location!! We are looking for ideas for next year a few that have come up are:

Host the meet-up in the original place (con center, escalators) on Sunday
Host the meet-up in the original place on Friday (evening)
Host a Lolita Swap Meet Panel at some point during the convention

Please feel free to make more suggestions or comment on those already brought up! We want to make this as convenient and fun as possible for next year as well as not have problems with IRT :D

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ezzy

From: divine_fanaticy
Date: May. 24th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
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I think that to hold it on Friday would be nice because it's at the beginning of the con that people are going to have some cash to spend. You get your main purchases taken care of and then don't need to worry about buying too much in the dealer's room to buy your frills later. Plus that way, if you're selling stuff, you will have extra room in your luggage early on and you'll have a little extra money for the weekend.

I don't know if we would be allowed to have a panel, but I think it would be really awesome because that way we'd be less likely to get into trouble for selling.

That said, Sunday has its advantages of being after most of the cosplay meetups and other panels, so there are fewer schedule conflicts. A disadvantage is that people who live far away can't always stay for Sunday afternoon.

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artemiscangee

From: artemiscangee
Date: May. 25th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
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I do remember that Friday had issues too because some people weren't able to get to the con till later at night or had other obligations that day so Sunday was when the most people could make it. However that may have changed for next year!

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.:Miss Ashley:.

From: lehulei
Date: May. 24th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
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I doubt that they'd allow the swap meet as a panel as there are conventions rules in place against selling outside of the vendor hall/artists alley areas. If it was literally just swapping an item for an item, then possibly, but if there's any sort of cash involved then it'll likely get turned down.

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artemiscangee

From: artemiscangee
Date: May. 25th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
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The panel idea was giving to me by and IRT member so I thought it could be a possibility but I have a feeling you might be right!

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omfgwtflexilol

From: omfgwtflexilol
Date: May. 25th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
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I think the original meeting place near the escalators on Friday would be better. I know that by Sunday afternoon I'm usually exhausted and so I cut out from the meetup early, and I don't remember us having any issues last year near the escalators.

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artemiscangee

From: artemiscangee
Date: May. 25th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
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I just don't want to interrupt people's other con activities with a meet-up on Friday. I know several girls in the community host panels as well as cosplay on friday and Saturday as well as other things, but not on Sunday. Yes the Escalators seem to be the best place to meet overall no matter what day!

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venus_chn

From: venus_chn
Date: May. 25th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
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Getting kicked out of our new location was a shame. It seemed like only half the group made it over to the con center, but I won't hold it against you. ; )
I think the con center is the best choice. It is inside out of the sun, everyone knows where it is and IRT doesn't bother us there.
Having the meetup Friday evening would be a better option for me. getting all your stuff packed up and out of the hotel as well as getting ready and then finding a place to change afterwords is kinda a pain.(but it's worth it. :) )
I was questioned by one of the Acen survey people for how to improve the con and such. One of the suggestions I made was an official loli tea party of picnic. I'm not holding my breath, but we'll see.

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artemiscangee

From: artemiscangee
Date: May. 25th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
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I usually just drive home in lolita on sunday haha. It seems that the con center seems to be the best choice if there is no possibility of a panel for either day!

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Lightbringer

From: xlightbringerx
Date: May. 25th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
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I still think it would be a good idea to get a room of some kind just because the meetup is so huge. We could have our own private space without blocking the area or anything. If you want, I could try talking to some of the staff members I spoke with while planning this year's meetup and see what options we might have?

Another idea is maybe we could all pitch in and get a suite, but probably less people would want to come if they had to pay.

Part of the reason I wanted to do it outside was so that we wouldn't be blocking or crowding any indoor areas, but next year the con is going to be in late April so it will probably be too chilly anyway.

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artemiscangee

From: artemiscangee
Date: May. 25th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
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Waaa?? Late April? That's crazy talk! T_T this is going to be interesting getting to and from the con next year :\ And getting all my homework done in time for the weekend...especially with graduation looming ahhhh! T_T

Well I know 8PM is usually the lolita fashion show meeting on Friday So we might make it at 9pm!

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Lightbringer

From: xlightbringerx
Date: May. 25th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, I also vote for friday night too. Maybe around 8 or 9pm? It would be more convenient for me personally since I wouldn't have to duck out of the artist alley and could start going every year again. And we'd mostly have the area to ourselves, especially in the con center where there are no lines. Hm, at least I'm pretty sure that lobby area doesn't close...

Another option that I totally forgot about is that we have two other con hotels to choose from now. We could maybe investigate those as an option?

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TheOsakaKoneko

From: theosakakoneko
Date: May. 25th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
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My vote is to return to how it was in the past! :D
Sunday at 11:30-12ish in the con space. We've never been bothered before!
Friday it's too busy with reg lines.
Plus...Friday...stuff's going on. Panels. Events. Um...drinking. XD
Just my vote though.
I doubt a panel could work since there is money changing hands.

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artemiscangee

From: artemiscangee
Date: May. 25th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
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I do like Sunday, I personally cosplay most of Friday and I think it'd be a little weird to show up to a lolita meet-up in cosplay haha.

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burnt_tuna

From: burnt_tuna
Date: May. 27th, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)
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I vote old place on sunday or friday!

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