Anime Central Forums: Chinese New Year meetup in Chinatown - Anime Central Forums

Jump to content

  • 8 Pages +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Last »
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

Chinese New Year meetup in Chinatown

#1 User is offline   tsukareta_lua 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4432
  • Posts: 291
  • Joined: 03-May 05

Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:29 PM

:D I know it's quite early, but that's how I roll XD

Chinese New Year meetup in Chinatown!!!

When: February 18, 2007 - it's a Sunday!
Note: The date can't be negotiated because that's the day of the festivities in Chinatown.
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Chinatown in Chicago
Location to meetup: Chinatown Square (Some people are confused.. the exact meetup location is Chinatown Square, which I circled in the map.)
Why: I planned to grab my friend and go to the parade but then I figured that the people in the forums might like to go too ^_^

Map


This is the description that is on the Chicago Chinatown website:

"February 18th, 2007 (Sunday)

Chinese New Year Parade
1:00 p.m. Parade Step Off
On Wentworth from Cermak to 24th St.


Chinatown New Year Parade Celebrating the Lunar New Year, 'Year of the Boar, 4705' will include marching bands, floats, lion teams, a 100' Mystical Dragon, Miss Chinatown and Miss Friendship Ambassador. Please join us to welcome the New Year as we convey 'Gung Hay Fat Choi' to all in attendance."


Update:

"I had posted more information on this thread back when it was the 'old' forums, but it didn't transfer?

Well, that's fine, because I made some small changes anyway.

Even though the title says Meetup, this isn't quite an organized meetup. As I said in my first post, I'm going to the parade with a friend and I figured I'd let the forum people know about this even, and maybe meetup for a bit. Though I guess I shouldn't have called this a meetup in the first place.. but oh well.

What does this mean? It seems that I'm organizing this, and I kind of am, but this won't really be a scheduled/follow the leader thing. You guys can do whatever you want :)

The thing is the parade starts at 12:00 p.m. but I figure that meeting up at 11:00 a.m. would be good so it could give people lenient time to find the spot and whatnot. I'll be there a bit late because my train doesn't get there until 11:00ish.

After meeting up, we should go head towards the parade as soon as possible since it gets crowded easily. After that, you guys can do whatever you want and whatnot.

Though I suggest eating lunch after the parade since Aerealist said that it gets less crowded afterwards. Then after lunch, say about 2 to 2:30, meetup again at the meetup spot for the the people who couldn't make it in time, or were in the parade ^_^

Well, here's a map:

Map

As you can see, the red line stop Cermack/Chinatown isn't too far from the meetup spot [Chinatown Square], and the parade itself.

The Chinatown Square has the statues of the Chinese Zodiac animals.

The parade runs along Wentworth.. so that's where we should disperse when looking for spots.

Btw, it suggest going to the parade and restaurants in smaller groups so it'll be easier to fit everyone. But that's a suggestion ^_^

Sorry I can't be a better meetup organizer, but it just feels it'll be better this way. Specially since I'm don't have enough authority and presence to command a big crowd of Otakus in the middle of a imense crowd of people who are there to attend the festivities as well."

#2 User is offline   Ayanami 

  • Bigfoot
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 1746
  • Posts: 97
  • Joined: 06-March 04
  • Location:River Forest

Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:51 PM

That sounds awesome! If it's a weekend, count me in.

#3 User is offline   tsukareta_lua 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4432
  • Posts: 291
  • Joined: 03-May 05

Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:56 PM

It's a sunday! XD I forgot to put that in the "when" part. oopsie

#4 User is offline   Ayanami 

  • Bigfoot
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 1746
  • Posts: 97
  • Joined: 06-March 04
  • Location:River Forest

Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:59 PM

Haha, alright. I'll be there!

#5 User is offline   kawaii_kitty 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4038
  • Posts: 218
  • Joined: 14-March 05
  • Location:Cheese Land

Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:03 PM

Oooh oooh oooh! I so wanna go! I always wanted to go to that but never have. And Sundays are good for me! Yayness!!! :D
Member of the Shy Otaku Syndicate
General of the Rowdy Otaku Squad and holder of our mascot!
^_^
About me.


^Old signature is old.

#6 User is offline   Kyuu 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Ace
  • Member No.: 348
  • Posts: 261
  • Joined: 08-May 03
  • Location:42° 10' N (Latitude) 87° 33' W (Longitude)

Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:24 AM

Hmm... haven't been to Chinatown in a long while.:)
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. -- Ferris Bueller

Anime Currently Watching

#7 User is offline   excel excel 

  • Panel Programming <3
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Moderator
  • Member No.: 1495
  • Posts: 8,692
  • Joined: 25-January 04
  • Location:from the fires of Mt. Doom!

Posted 22 November 2006 - 04:59 AM

Sunday is good. Count me in!
ACen 2013 Cosplay Plans:
MST3k Mike Nelson & Crow-Friday
Team Fortress 2 Medic-Saturday

#8 User is offline   NonokeCute-zie 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Ace
  • Member No.: 981
  • Posts: 222
  • Joined: 22-August 03

Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:24 PM

Finally SOMETHING is on Sunday!
=]
I might end up showing up to this~
Possible future cosplays:
[Nyuu] of Elfen Lied
[Melfina] of Outlaw Star
Neogrotesque[Kirito] of Pierrot
Alibi [Aki] of SID

#9 User is offline   Kasemei 

  • Sage
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Sage
  • Member No.: 5705
  • Posts: 1,189
  • Joined: 11-December 05
  • Location:Chesterton, Indiana

Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:19 AM

heck ya I soooo wanna do this!!!! this is sooooooooo coool!!!!! count me in! ^^
Floating around the forums every so often.

Cosplays for 2011: Ciel Phantomhive Ballgown from Kuroshitsuji, Toph Bei Fong Fire Nation Disguise from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Revolutionary Girl Utena Schoolgirl outfit, and Meiling Hong from the Touhou Project.

#10 User is offline   astro girl 

  • Bigfoot
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 5188
  • Posts: 70
  • Joined: 19-August 05
  • Location:Yaroslavl, RU / Chicago, IL

Posted 23 November 2006 - 02:23 PM

Yay Sunday!
I should be there
spaceship/eljay/music

intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
[dali]

#11 User is offline   Crimson_Blade 

  • Bigfoot
  • Pip
  • Group: Bigfoot
  • Member No.: 6947
  • Posts: 64
  • Joined: 28-April 06
  • Location:UW Milwaukee

Posted 23 November 2006 - 02:41 PM

id be there anyways so ill see you guys there!

#12 User is offline   stinababe 

  • Regular
  • PipPip
  • Group: Regular
  • Member No.: 3355
  • Posts: 184
  • Joined: 30-November 04
  • Location:Chicago

Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:34 PM

I go there every year. Ill definately see you there!
_~*!Stina!*~_
*****************************************************
~ACen 13~
-Fri- Amano Esper Terra (Final Fantasy VI)
-Sat- Elysium (Soul Calibur V)

*****************************************************

Innocently Rebellious <3

#13 User is offline   tsukareta_lua 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4432
  • Posts: 291
  • Joined: 03-May 05

Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:47 PM

stinababe said:

I go there every year. Ill definately see you there!


So just for the record, you'll be there but not with our group? Which is fine but when the date gets closer, come back to check where the meetup place will be and times. Or something XD

Yay!

#14 User is offline   eyeball kid 

  • Veteran
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4793
  • Posts: 438
  • Joined: 20-May 05
  • Location:Chicago

Posted 25 November 2006 - 07:47 PM

Count me in!

I'd love to be there to help ring in the Year Of The Pig!

#15 User is offline   Kasemei 

  • Sage
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Sage
  • Member No.: 5705
  • Posts: 1,189
  • Joined: 11-December 05
  • Location:Chesterton, Indiana

Posted 25 November 2006 - 07:59 PM

question can we cosplay to this?
Floating around the forums every so often.

Cosplays for 2011: Ciel Phantomhive Ballgown from Kuroshitsuji, Toph Bei Fong Fire Nation Disguise from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Revolutionary Girl Utena Schoolgirl outfit, and Meiling Hong from the Touhou Project.

#16 User is offline   eyeball kid 

  • Veteran
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4793
  • Posts: 438
  • Joined: 20-May 05
  • Location:Chicago

Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:08 PM

It's be fun to cosplay a pig

#17 User is offline   tsukareta_lua 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4432
  • Posts: 291
  • Joined: 03-May 05

Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:14 AM

Kasemei said:

question can we cosplay to this?


No v_v I'm not against cosplaying, but I think there is a time and place for cosplaying, and this is not it.

>< I'm sorry~

#18 User is offline   Dark_Miko 

  • Addict
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Purge for Inactivity
  • Member No.: 3232
  • Posts: 985
  • Joined: 04-November 04

Posted 26 November 2006 - 09:32 AM

tsukareta_lua said:

No v_v I'm not against cosplaying, but I think there is a time and place for cosplaying, and this is not it.

><  I'm sorry~

THANK YOU! I'm glad someone has finally said it. :rolleyes:

Anyhoo, since it's that far ahead, I'm pretty sure I could get off work and meet up with you guys. It's been a long time since I've really hung out with any ACen people, besides the usual. ^_^ Besides, everytime my friends plan to go to Chinatown, I've always missed out cuz of work, but not this time! *shaking fist*

#19 User is offline   Kyuu 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Ace
  • Member No.: 348
  • Posts: 261
  • Joined: 08-May 03
  • Location:42° 10' N (Latitude) 87° 33' W (Longitude)

Posted 27 November 2006 - 07:49 AM

Chinatown == Food.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. -- Ferris Bueller

Anime Currently Watching

#20 User is offline   SyaoranFan85 

  • Addict
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 2676
  • Posts: 863
  • Joined: 09-July 04
  • Location:Chicago, IL USA

Posted 27 November 2006 - 01:50 PM

Sounds like a fun week!

First the Dir en grey concert at the House of Blues on Tuesday, then the Chinatown meetup on Sunday!

If work allows me to be there, I will be there!
Callsign: Murloc
IRT Guest Escorts 2009

#21 User is offline   JazzJack 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Purge for Inactivity
  • Member No.: 7609
  • Posts: 19
  • Joined: 24-July 06

Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:34 PM

Hm.... That'll kinda suck. X3 Not even sure I'd be able to do the hangout. Mostly cause I'm planning a party of either that day or the day before. X3 hehehehe
Cut back on the Hentai? Are you TRYING to kill me?!?

The Official Food REPAIRER of t3h Smexy ladies, AKA Hentai Master!

#22 User is offline   yoru 

  • Sempai
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 3923
  • Posts: 544
  • Joined: 26-February 05
  • Location:chicago

Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:38 PM

oh! oh! i want to come!
Con's for '10: Acen, Youma
Apply to be a model for Khaotic Kouture

Exhibit hall Staffer 2009-2010
WOOT

Convicted Acen Junky


#23 User is offline   tsukareta_lua 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4432
  • Posts: 291
  • Joined: 03-May 05

Posted 27 November 2006 - 10:18 PM

yoru said:

oh! oh! i want to come!

Then come! :D The more the merrier.

#24 User is offline   Ayanami 

  • Bigfoot
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 1746
  • Posts: 97
  • Joined: 06-March 04
  • Location:River Forest

Posted 28 November 2006 - 05:21 PM

Uwah, that's the weekend of my boyfriend's birthday, so I'm thinking I'll have to skip out. ^^;

#25 User is offline   tsukareta_lua 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4432
  • Posts: 291
  • Joined: 03-May 05

Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:39 PM

Ayanami said:

Uwah, that's the weekend of my boyfriend's birthday, so I'm thinking I'll have to skip out. ^^;

Awwww... well there's always next time! :D

#26 User is offline   ChibiSamuraiX 

  • Lurker
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4760
  • Posts: 38
  • Joined: 18-May 05
  • Location:Round Lake

Posted 29 November 2006 - 01:54 PM

I am sooo there! i live close to Chinatown and I always shop there for anime when ACEN is not around! We should meet up at a restaurant called "Seven Treasures" Excellent food there!:heart:

#27 User is offline   Kasemei 

  • Sage
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Sage
  • Member No.: 5705
  • Posts: 1,189
  • Joined: 11-December 05
  • Location:Chesterton, Indiana

Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:31 PM

I should have clarified that. in cosplay I mean like oriental clothes. like can we dress in chinese kimonos if we have them? (ya I refer to my oriental clothes as cosplay)
Floating around the forums every so often.

Cosplays for 2011: Ciel Phantomhive Ballgown from Kuroshitsuji, Toph Bei Fong Fire Nation Disguise from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Revolutionary Girl Utena Schoolgirl outfit, and Meiling Hong from the Touhou Project.

#28 User is offline   yoru 

  • Sempai
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 3923
  • Posts: 544
  • Joined: 26-February 05
  • Location:chicago

Posted 30 November 2006 - 04:57 PM

thas cool i'm up for that i have tons of chinese clothing
Con's for '10: Acen, Youma
Apply to be a model for Khaotic Kouture

Exhibit hall Staffer 2009-2010
WOOT

Convicted Acen Junky


#29 User is offline   tsukareta_lua 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Member No.: 4432
  • Posts: 291
  • Joined: 03-May 05

Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:07 PM

Yeah, chinese clothing is fine. So long as it's not disrespectful to the Chinese heritage.

Although, it'll be pretty cold in February o.o;;;

#30 User is offline   Millions_Knives 

  • Masquerade Staff
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: ACen Staff
  • Member No.: 8636
  • Posts: 2,730
  • Joined: 27-November 06
  • Location:lynwood il

Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:48 AM

JazzJack said:

Hm.... That'll kinda suck.  X3  Not even sure I'd be able to do the hangout. Mostly cause I'm planning a party of either that day or the day before.  X3  hehehehe

hay
are you the same jazzack from the reactor forume
that threw that huge party
want to learn about cosplay materials? click here->my youtube cosplay tips and tricks<-click here

  • 8 Pages +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Last »
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users