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#31 User is offline   Millions_Knives 

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:22 PM

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:12 PM

Ok, now I got some ideas for the Picnic portion of the event. I want to hold a closing/award ceremony with a cosplay contest and have the top 3 winners win prizes. Plus handing out special awards from the picnic and the photoshoot meetup. I'll probably hold the closing ceremonies at the end of the picnic. Attendence is recommended because you might get an award even if you don't win the cosplay contest. And yes, there will be the funny awards that's only according to the photoshoot day. I'm probably going to need judges to help out on this. The only requirement you need is that you need to have at least one cosplay award from a convention. PM me a picture if you qualify. I also need help on making the awards. You probably need to sleep over at my house so we can discuss the awards to make them.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 08:28 PM

Do you have an approximate date in mind for this? Before or after ACEN?
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:45 PM

July 08 is the definite time for this so far.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 02:55 AM

NEW STUFF ADDED TO THE PICNIC!!!

We will have discussion sessions during the picnic. We'll divide it into different catagories: mainstream anime/manga, anime, videogames, obscured series, cosplay, and J-Music. Come talk to me if you want to host your own discussion panel so I can setup a schedule for that day. Also, I'm going to need some staffers for this event. Judges for the cosplay contest, security to keep things under control, panelists, coordinators (keeping the group together during the photoshoot portion), and more jobs TBA in the future. So if you have background experience on any of these jobs, contact me.

Also, I advise for anyone who is driving from far away to get a hotel room if you want to attend both days and try to room together to keep your hotel room costs down. I can't get discounts since I'm not an official con yet...

As for the date, I'm misread the calandar and it won't be on the 8th. Sorry. The real dates will be July 12-13.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:57 PM

Totally need to find a place with lazer tag. XD

Where in the world will this be? If it's a picnic, where do we get electrical cords and stuff?

Depending where it is, I may be able to get DDR or a Wii there.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:27 PM

View PostKasemei, on Dec 3 2007, 12:57 PM, said:

Totally need to find a place with lazer tag. XD

Where in the world will this be? If it's a picnic, where do we get electrical cords and stuff?

Depending where it is, I may be able to get DDR or a Wii there.


Nah, unless you have one of those Lazer tag stuff that you can take around in parks, but not a place because we'll be at the picnic the whole time. The area I'm hoping for is in Schaumburg. (read a few posts back to see a preview of the area). If you can find or afford one of those power storage things, we may be able to do it. Other than that, I don't think we can do that. I'm sure we can find other means of entertainment, if you went to the past picnics, you'll know what I mean.
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:13 AM

capture the flag.........ftw
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:32 AM

July...

DEFINITELY a water/water balloon/watergun WAR!!

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:01 AM

Bwahaha! :lol: Exactly! Water War II!
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:48 AM

View Posthaku_hei, on Dec 4 2007, 09:13 AM, said:

capture the flag.........ftw
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:06 PM

but people need to learn the rules a little better....and mabye not such a big space like last time ;)
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:40 PM

If you guys want to do CTF, I advise someone to get some kind of marker to let everyone know where are the boarders of the game. People just running in the free field kinda makes it too difficult and too long of a game.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:58 PM

or not having 12 people guarding the flag
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:47 PM

Giving everyone a heads up, I had an idea (with some inspiration by Excel Excel) of after the photoshoot, we can all have lunch/dinner on the cruise. I know it might be a little costly for most people, but would it be interesting to have photoshoots on a boat?
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:34 PM

Ooo that sounds like a really cool idea! Especially if it's a cruise that goes out a ways onto the lake, you could have the skyline as a backdrop in photos! *squee*
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 03:17 AM

Here's some of the things that will happen during the picnic.

Cosplay Contest
- Prizes will be given.
- Costumes Judged By Previous Cosplay Award Winners

A Roast With Soy Sauce
- With Xenida's awesome idea, I will be roasted by everyone @ SoyCon
- Anyone can voluntary come up and do their roasting. Anything Goes? O.o

The Soy Awards
- These are certificate awards for acknowledgement throughout SoyCon.
- Some of these awards will have some "interesting" honors.

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- I need about 3-5 people watching over the whole group. Plus, making sure no one gets left behind or gets hurt during the trip. I had some noticing that at last year's photoshoot so I'm taking this into consideration.
- I need 1-2 people to be our medical nurse(s). If anyone gets hurt, they will come up and give you some aid. It happened in 2006, gladly not in 2007 from what I remember, and hopefully no one gets hurt this year.
- I need 1 person to keep me updated on time. I tend to loose track of time because I'm too much fun during the photoshoot. If it's time to leave a location, it's your job to warn me.

The Picnic Section
- I need maybe 2 people to keep track of people is bringing what food to the picnic. The picnic will be a potluck. I don't want to have multiples of food that people will or will not eat.
- Medical nurses: it would be nice if you attend both the picnic and photoshoot. This way I don't need to find backup in a short period of time. If you can't make it to one or the other. It's fine. Just notify me before the event.
- I will need 2 assistant heads to help me keep track of the whole event and make sure nothing goes wrong w/o my prescence. I'll inform you of what needs to be done. Also, the assistant heads would need to attend both photoshoot and picnic. Plus, you both get to stay at my place for one night!!! (Cheesy smile and thumbs up). We would need to make and discuss the certificates for The Soy Awards. So keep an eye out on the action, maybe you can come up with some "interesting" awards to give out. >D


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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:07 AM

Since the Soycon is on my birthday :o I won't help with it. :P However I may still come.

But now I am going to have go watch the celebrity roasts to see what is done and what I am going to do to roast you. Plus I also need to start talking to you more.

Plus you might be competing with Foxy for Foxxycon (Her unofficial birthday party.)
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:49 AM

View Postomnichild, on Jan 28 2008, 08:07 AM, said:

Since the Soycon is on my birthday :o I won't help with it. :P However I may still come.

But now I am going to have go watch the celebrity roasts to see what is done and what I am going to do to roast you. Plus I also need to start talking to you more.

Plus you might be competing with Foxy for Foxxycon (Her unofficial birthday party.)


SoyCon is only 4 days after my birthday. I guess this is a birthday celebration too...
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:58 AM

Yes it can be a birthday celebration in a round about way as well.
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:56 PM

View PostSoy Sauce, on Jul 27 2007, 04:24 PM, said:

Alight everyone, I want to start an unofficial event called SoyCon. It's going to be a 2-day event where one portion will be a picnic and the other will be a photoshoot. Chances are that the location will be in downtown Chicago around the same location as the ACen Aftermath Photoshoot for the past 2 years. For those who want to spend the night will get hotel rooms. (Sorry guys, this is not an official con so no discount rates.) Things are still to be planned out this event, but hopefully it will grow into something new. Hopefully become an official con in the future. I am open for suggestions and if anyone has any hookups, that would be great too. Networking is one of the keys to success. So let's do this for summer 2008.



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Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:05 PM

Guys i will be in charge of the ROAST OF SOY so if u are intrested Please Add me to your friend and we can All discuss many EVIL and awesomely cool things we can talk about The great SOY SAUCE.



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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:38 PM

If you want Soy, I can teach some Japanese like a mini panel.
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:59 PM

View PostKasemei, on Jan 29 2008, 08:38 PM, said:

If you want Soy, I can teach some Japanese like a mini panel.


Maybe, I just need to see how many people are willing to come.

The picnic is probably going to last like 6-8 hours. I really need to drive over to the Schaumburg prairie arts center if we can use their location for picnic. Also finding a power source. I want to see if I can get some entertainment going on as well.
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 03:40 PM

if i can go i can only go to the con in downtown

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:47 PM

I'll defintely be there. I don't know what crossplay I'll wear... I think I need to find a non-crossplay *hangs head* Maybe I'll go as Arthur from Ghosts & Goblins. It can't be that hard to find a fake sword & boxers with hearts on them. I'll just have to carry extra clothes with me for when we stop for food.
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:58 PM

Here's the official spots for the photoshoot section of 2008. All locations are in downtown Chicago. This also may be a little tricky to do, but hopefully this will work.

Meeting Area - 9th St. and Wabash (Pay For Parking)

Location #1 - The Statue Field (Located near 9th St. and Michigan Ave.)

Location #2 - The Field Museum Campus

Location #3 - Buckingham Fountain

Location #4 - The Mini Fountain (Located near 9th St. and Michigan Ave.)

Location #5 - Navy Pier* (Pay For Parking)

*This will require driving there. Car pooling is necessary. We will not walk there because it's too far. We will not take the free trollys because it's always too crowded. Please bring some extra money cause you probably need to pay for parking there too.
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:03 AM

Wow, I just checked my calender and this falls a week before the weekend I'm going to be in Wisconsin. Since I'm free that weekend, as long as the date doesn't change and stuff doesn't come up, I'll be there for both days. Just clarifying, it'll be ok if I do my flipping and such there, right? (I'd be careful with it, I can't afford to injure myself, I'm going to Wisconsin for flips and stuff the week afterward anyway) I've gotten a few new ones down since the last meet up.

And for the person who asked about Lazer Tag, about 10 minutes from the location of the picnic (If it's in Schaumburg), there is a Lazer Quest. If enough are interested, you could probably get a few games in after the meet up.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:03 PM

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