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Going to my first con!!! Archcon!
« on: September 20, 2013, 09:14:12 pm »
I know it's not a furcon but it's still my first con!!!!!! It's less than a two hour drive from home so I'll come and go each day.  Kinda doubt I'll have any of Cause done by then. Thinking about making a t-shirt with this on the back.

"I watched a lunar landing on a black and white TV. I'm not old. I'm historic."

It's a scifi convention so I think people will get the joke. Yes I did watch them on a small black and white TV. Not to many people had color tvs in the 60's.

I am STOKED! Going to get 5 or 6 more batteries for my camera and a few more memory cards. Then I'll spend more time enjoying myself than taking pictures. :D Chris, the lady making my coat, and her daughter will be there. And there's a good chance that my boss and her husband will be going as well.

Here's a link to the con

http://www.archonstl.org/index.php
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Re: Going to my first con!!! Archcon!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 02:24:40 am »
well have fun and pray tell, what it is like
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Re: Going to my first con!!! Archcon!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 08:48:51 am »
Hope you like it :D
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Re: Going to my first con!!! Archcon!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 01:54:17 pm »
That's awesome! I'm going to my first con too next week! it's an anime convention. Hope you enjoy yourself :D 
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Re: Going to my first con!!! Archcon!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 11:22:50 pm »
WhiteAkitaKeiko, Looking forward to hearing about your experience! Hope you have a great time too!

I went to a few fabric stores today looking for stuff to start a coat with. Ran into quite a few people who were going to Archcon! Most were cosplayers. I think the only one I'll remember is the bright orange hair girl. She'll be easy to spot. As long as she's not wearing a hat.  :D
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Re: Going to my first con!!! Archcon!
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 11:31:46 pm »
Sum of day one. it was a BLAST! and like I thought. Spent more time enjoying myself than I did taking pictures. Quite a few people in costume. I know there's going to be more tomorrow.

Seen a guy with a 'Free Hugs' sign so I gave him one. He had a pony t-shirt on so I asked him if he was a brony. He said yes. I then showed him my badge with 'Cause the Rat' and said I was a furry. His response, "Awesome dude! So am I!" Totally cool.

Cosplay costume ratio. Steam punk, Star Wars and video game characters. In that order. Plenty of venders. There again Steam Punk had the most floor space. I looked at the art. Admittedly looking for anthro stuff. Nothing caught my attention. Didn't go home empty handed. Listening to a space music CD now. Group called Lightwave. Bought a con t-shirt. Everyone needs one of those! A steam punk gun because it was way to cool to pass up. And a plushy bat.  Not coming home empty handed tomorrow either.
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Re: Going to my first con!!! Archcon!
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 04:22:51 pm »
Unfortunately I had to cut the second day way shorter than planned. I did go to a few panels. The only one that stood out was on film and movie production. LOTS of great info. The others were either forgettable or in rooms so noisy you couldn't hear.

Pros. Very smooth and as far as I could see well run and without glitches. Most of the costumes were great. Some left you wondering why.  :D I still don't think an 800 lb person of either sex should wear spandex..........

Cons. The over all feeling was a shopping mall at Halloween. See and be seen. The only cosplay was for camera shots. I stayed in character for a wile. Got some laughs. Then gave up and blanned out like everyone else.


Other than the excitement of seeing people in costume it was like a shopping mall. I would admit the fist day jitters wore off quickly the second day. On the good side there were better panels the second day. The 'parade' was completely missed. I was right there and didn't even notice it. Guess I was expecting something like the parades you'd see at a furry convention. Everyone makes room and takes vids or pictures. None of that. Wasn't able to stay for the main event. The Masquerade. It the big costume and cosplay contest. My fault on that.

I'm a real big scifi fantasy fan. Seeing people in costume was cool. Going to panels was cool. Giving and receiving complements on costuming was great. But the over all feeling I got was a shopping mall. The space itself was one long hallway. Tables on either side. Some displays were blocking room names making it extremely hard for a newbe like me to find things. There was a dealers room. Very tight and hard to get around at times. I guess the tables in the long hall were the ones that couldn't fit.

As far as the costumes went I'll give them credit for skill and workmanship. But no creativity or originality. Can't say much on that. My costume wasn't very original either. I did meet one. When asked what she was dressed up as she replied, "I don't know." I didn't either. I'm guessing the guy she was with picked out her costume.

Would I go back. Cause would rock that convention. Looking forward to rocking the boat next year.
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Re: Going to my first con!!! Archcon!
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 09:44:00 pm »
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