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Acen Black Tie Cruise Formal Cosplayin On A Cruise But With Style!!!

Poll: ACen's 1st Ever Formal Cruise. LETS DO THIS!!! (41 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you want lunch or dinner? Look at the prices first on the link before deciding.

  1. Lunch (17 votes [53.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.12%

  2. Dinner (15 votes [46.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.88%

What Month Do You Want It On?

  1. August (7 votes [21.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.88%

  2. September (13 votes [40.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.62%

  3. October (12 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

What Cruise Do You Want It On?

  1. Mystic Blue (20 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  2. Odyssey (10 votes [31.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  3. Kanan (2 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

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Post icon  Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:06 PM

Oy its me Excel. Im at work bored out of my skull when I had an idea that popped in my head. I thought about the masquerade this year and how fun it was (minus the food). And then it came to me! How about a ACen Formal Cruise! Now here's where you guys come in. If I do this AND THIS IS A BIG IF, when do you want to do this and which cruise do you want it to be on? Now be warned it is expensive depending on the cruise type.

For example the cruise Mystic Blue has this lunch special

Mon-Sat Lunch Cruise
Duration: 2 hrs.
Price $32.90 -$38.90
Food/Beverage: Lunch Buffet, cash bar
*This is for lunch only!

Now if you want to do a dinner cruise it gets a little pricey
Lake Dinner Cruise
Duration: 3 hrs.
Price: $64.90 - $79.90
Food Beverage: Dinner Buffet, cash bar

(these are actual prices by the way)

Im gonna do some polls. And im gonna give you a link to the the cruises here in chicago. Here are the cruises that im lookin at for the event.
The best cruises for us would be these 3...
  • Mystic Blue
  • Odyssey
  • Kanan Cruises
And here is the link with the cruises:
http://www.chicagotr.../boat_tours.htm

Now when looking take price into consideration also. I will have a poll set up for lunch or dinner. You decide whether you want to have lunch or dinner. Presonally id like to do a dinner theme but I really dont care :lol: Also when would be a good month to have this on? Either August, September or October. Id prefer either September or October. It gives us more time to save up. It will definately be on a weekend.

Here is the price list for each cruise...

Mystic Blue

Kanan

Odyssey

(Id like to do the dinner on saturday with mystic blue.
Saturday
Boarding: 7:00pm
Leeaves: 7:30-10:30pm $69.90)

If you are interested and you would like to do this then post here. If not dont. And depending on how many people's responses and polls then we can have it set up. This is ONLY for those who want to do this and are willing to pay depending on the price. You have to dress formally for this but if you want to cosplay do it in a dressy, formal way. For example you can wear a tuxedo with a Naruto Headband, or cosplay as Ada Wong since she wears a nice dress, something like that but very formal. No jeans or gym shoes, its all about stylin and profilin :lol: Ichigo or Sora in a Tux! BE CREATIVE!!

If you are serious about this let me know, I also could use some assistance in someone helping me with the funds if this goes into fruition.
So lets do this! Ideas and suggestions would be nice also! Bring friends, bring kids, hell bring anyone! Lets get this boat movin yallz!!!
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:20 PM

Sounds like fun!!

I'm in, as long as I know far enough in advance so I can ask for the day :) I put dinner but lunch is okay too, October would be nice (since I'm asking for a Sat in Aug and a Sat in Sept already...), and any of the three places is cool.
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:58 PM

This sounds awesome, but I'm gonna have to wait & find if I'll still be living in IL. I've got an interview for ExxonMobil & might be moving to Louisiana.
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:07 PM

Omigawsh this sounds amazing! I will most likey be able to go!

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Post icon  Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:14 PM

Wow, im getting a lot of nice responses! Im hoping to get a lot of people to come to this, so I hope you tell your friends about this just so I can get more people for this. I will need help though planning this. So if anyone wants to help volunteer for this let me know!
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:26 PM

Definately count me in for this! Good idea Excel (Even though your my sister and nemesis)! Dinner sounds good. Choosing a cruise is gonna be hard and I would like to shoot for October (Keeps fingers crossed). I know what I'm gonna dress as :) .
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:58 PM

This sounds fun (^^)

Maybe like....Mid September-ish? Or October
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 07:28 AM

This is a good idea, I haven't voted yet, because I need to talk to some people. I've been looking for a reason to get a tuxedo. I do have one question, how many people do we need tohave to make this thing happen?
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Post icon  Posted 19 July 2007 - 07:46 AM

View PostXenida, on Jul 19 2007, 08:28 AM, said:

This is a good idea, I haven't voted yet, because I need to talk to some people. I've been looking for a reason to get a tuxedo. I do have one question, how many people do we need tohave to make this thing happen?


Excellent question! Certain cruises have decks that can hold a certain amount of people depending on how many people are attending. Here is a listing of of the cruises and their decks & capacity.

Mystic Blue
This also have a slide show so you can see what the decks interior looks like.

Odyssea
Click on the deck and it will give you the same thing a 360 slide show and certain capacities for decks.

Kanan
Pretty much a layout of the ship's deck and capacity.

If we can get more people to do this, then it would be a lot of fun. So I totally encourage everyone to take a look at the thread make a choice on the poll and get some people over for the best ACen event! I still would need some help in organizing! But all the cruises look very nice so take you time when you make a choice on this :)

If we can get 20 people or more, then that would be great!!!!
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 03:50 PM

Oh CRAP! I forgot to mention about the dinner specials :o They all have a nice selection. I hope some of you guys arent picky about certain foods :lol: they are all good so you can eat all you want!! I hope you guys like seafood! :lol: Ill post the menu when I come home from work!
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 07:03 PM

I'm in... oh wait, this is one of those things that require me to live in Chicago. Oh well. I would be in if I lived there. If this one goes well, maybe I can make it to a later one.
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 07:33 PM

I'll have to see if I can go..it sounds like a fun idea though! ^^
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 09:49 PM

The year before my prom, the post-prom was on the Odyssey. I personally did not go on the boat, but everyone I know that did said it was very nice. Our post-prom was ghetto but we won't get into that XD.

Sounds like fun if you can spare the cash ^^.
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 01:46 PM

I also think we should do this for one night only. If the poll stands where its at, maybe we can rent a room for the night at a hotel somewhere. Im still working on ideas and suggestions. Post them so ill know what we can do to get this event started.
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 06:41 PM

View Postexcel excel, on Jul 22 2007, 07:46 PM, said:

I also think we should do this for one night only. If the poll stands where its at, maybe we can rent a room for the night at a hotel somewhere. Im still working on ideas and suggestions. Post them so ill know what we can do to get this event started.



Renting a room at a hotel is a good idea because you may some guests, including me that will be "way" too tired to make the trip back home. You might want to look at some hotels that are around Navy Pier that have reasonable prices.
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:31 AM

i want to go :D
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:41 AM

I tried to edit and add another poll on here but I will ask you all about this. I know its gonna be costly so do you guys want the cruise to happen this year or next year? Just tell me on the forums and ill write it down. Im gonna work my tail off to make sure this goes off with a sure fire success!
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 01:07 PM

This year.
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:10 PM

Me & my best friend are definitely in!! If it could be in Oct. that would be great.cause then you have that whole mystery ofHalloweenishness!! XD I think that if this works out within this year & the next, it should be annual, & will probably become REALLY popular w/ ACEN attendies! Talk about a great way to meet up betwwen the con!! XD

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 01:46 PM

For those that are definately interested in going. How many guests do you want to bring? Im gonna need a lot to fill the boat and its looking like the cruise of choice will be the Mystic Blue!
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:02 PM

Mystic Blue yay!!!
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:49 PM

Im hoping to talk to some other people about this so that we can get more than 100 people on the boat. I know it sounds like a challenge but im sure there are those who want to take their friends on cruise. Even if it is for a few hours :lol: Im gonna do my best to promote the hell out of it.

But so far The mystic blue is in the lead, and before the polls got messed up :lol:, we have dinner in the lead and the event to be held in October. If you are interested send me a pm and how many guests who are interested in coming. That way i can keep track of those coming and make it a RSVP and contact the cruise so we can establish a date.
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Post icon  Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:46 PM

oct sound like a good idea cause then i can kno if i can come on a weekend visit from school and go also i like lunch best cause it cheaper hehehe
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:32 PM

Oh damn you excel, I want to go!

You should include in the prices: Get Amu to IL fund :P

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:45 PM

I would love to do this, but I don't have the cash. :( unless, we went to the cheapest one...then I may
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 06:38 PM

we're still doing this right
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:49 PM

ATTENTION! The cruise will still be on! However, it will be happening next year in 2008! Not a lot of people from what im reading cant afford it at the moment. Sonext year will give them a time to save up and that will give me some time also to find people who are willing to help me with this! The cruise is still on but it will be next year! feel free to ask me questions though about it for I would love for this to happen!
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:50 PM

Great idea. I probably wouldn't have gone because when this idea was formed in my evil sis' big head, I had no job and no money. I'm happy to say that I'm now working, and I definately will be at the cosplay cruise next year. I saw everyone's enthusiasm on this post and I appreciate everyone's interest of my evil sis' idea. So plan your cosplays and start savin' and I hope to see you all the grand ball. Well there's Acen too.
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 06:33 AM

I'll be looking forward to this next year.
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 07:03 AM

As will I! Im thinking about having it in July. I figured that before ACen starts, the forums are usually flooded with new people and they will be hitting up this thread first and when the see this, this will create a huge buzz and we will have more people and it will give others a chance to save their money ;) !
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