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Post icon  Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:58 AM

View PostImaurel, on Apr 30 2008, 11:22 AM, said:

IT NEEDS TO LAST FOREVER

IT NEEDS TO LAST FOREVER


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:00 PM

The downer I've ever had at Acen was my girlfriend during the 2005 convention was no where to be found most of the convention, at least by me. She dumps me a few days after the convention and I find out a month later that she was cheating on me behind my back at the convention.
The only things I can think of that can beat that are during the same convention the aunt of my friends died of cancer and another friend's fieances disapeared/broke up with her the Thursday before.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:02 PM

The downer I had at Acen was sleeping in a car the entire time. Thankfully I had a room last year and also a room at the Hyatt this year.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:36 PM

View PostXenn, on Apr 30 2008, 07:02 PM, said:

The downer I had at Acen was sleeping in a car the entire time. Thankfully I had a room last year and also a room at the Hyatt this year.

sleeping in a car for a con is great!
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:08 PM

View Postsimonsaz3, on Apr 30 2008, 02:50 PM, said:

Dude, OhayoCon sounds fun.
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Nah, i just stick to acen for the most part though i did go to wizard world once, and anime reactor [before they moved it]
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:55 PM

View PostTekoMuto, on Apr 30 2008, 03:36 PM, said:

sleeping in a car for a con is great!

I was car jammed with 3 other guys which is ok. The smell wasnt too great though especially when we had access to a shower the entire time, Suprisingly, I didnt smell. It was my first Acen didnt have too much money but sure was fun :lol:.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:04 PM

this year i was going to do a skit and do cosplay but sadly both couldn't happen
i could'nt wait to do them well i guess theres next year
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:06 PM

ACen can have it's down times... usually just when something goes wrong... like how I lost my badge last year... luckily someone was nice enough to turn it into lost and found. I was extremely happy and thankful for that.

But I agree with everyone else... just the fact that ACen ends is a bummer... and it does suck to return to real life where I don't have anyone around me with the same interests(minus my sister) and go back to normality. *sigh*


And I have never been to the opening or closing ceremonies. XD
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 08:16 PM

Ah, my friend and I both wrote school papers on ACen for our English classes... after re-reading them, both of them definately seem to point to the fact that we're both really bummed when it ends. It's like... our school, while okay, isn't too terribly tolerable and it's kind of the knowledge that after the three day paradise that we experienced, we're going to have to, for the most part, hide ourselves until ACen returns again :( I mean, there are people who do accept us, but those who don't are merciless >>; So leaving such acceptance and happiness behind for another whole year is what's really a bummer about ACen ending.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 08:24 PM

Hopefully security has been tinkered around with for this Acen. That's about the only downer at Acen my crew could state.
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Post icon  Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:03 PM

View Postjackspicer, on Apr 30 2008, 06:08 PM, said:

Nah, i just stick to acen for the most part though i did go to wizard world once, and anime reactor [before they moved it]


I wanted to go to ReactorCon too, but it didn't work out with my crazy schedule sadly.
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View PostJnkolm, on Apr 30 2008, 09:24 PM, said:

Hopefully security has been tinkered around with for this Acen. That's about the only downer at Acen my crew could state.


What happened to you that you came to think negatively of the security?
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:43 PM

Fire?
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:01 AM

View Postsimonsaz3, on Apr 30 2008, 11:58 AM, said:

Just find another con to attend and that way you'll have your fill.
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I'm poor. I live in the same town as GenCon and I can't afford this crap! xD
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:07 AM

View PostImaurel, on May 2 2008, 07:01 AM, said:

I'm poor. I live in the same town as GenCon and I can't afford this crap! xD


Same here -_-........

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:21 AM

ACen will always be epic and amazing as long as you let it be epic and amazing.

The only thing that disappoints me about ACen is that I don't think any con could ever top ACen '04. It was just such the pinnacle of awesomeness. Still we try every year.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:32 AM

The only downer last year was when I arrived only to find my ex in the lobby. It was awkward and he and his group of friends made some rather loud comments but I decided I wasn't in high school anymore and just ignored them and went about with my crew.

I managed to avoid him the rest of the con though. Well, I might have bumped into him but I was probably too drunk to notice.
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Post icon  Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:16 AM

View PostImaurel, on May 2 2008, 07:01 AM, said:

I'm poor. I live in the same town as GenCon and I can't afford this crap! xD


Wow, I'm sorry to hear. Perhaps you can find some odd job over the summer to earn a little cash... I bet that'd help ya out for the future if you wanted to cosplay at a con and even attend it. I was thinking of commissioning my cakes or drawings, hehe.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:43 AM

I save up all my money and like to spend loads at one place ;D
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

ah yes. The porno stores.
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Post icon  Posted 04 May 2008 - 01:42 PM

View PostImaurel, on May 2 2008, 09:43 AM, said:

I save up all my money and like to spend loads at one place ;D


That certainly sounds like a downer considering ACen has a variety of places you can spend money in the dealer's room.
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:13 PM

View Postsimonsaz3, on Apr 29 2008, 08:46 AM, said:

The weekend before final exams week... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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Same here, i'll have 3 finals the monday after acen.
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:16 PM

View Postcloudacmaster, on May 4 2008, 03:13 PM, said:

Same here, i'll have 3 finals the monday after acen.


I've got five... and I'm so not happy about that. It's like the worst thing to happen aside from the con-withdrawl that I'm gonna face.
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:30 PM

The downer about Acen this year for me is that my best friend got herself grounded and can't go, but i was not about to cancel the Hyatt room. So now i'm stuck with people I don't know (all her friends from her school). Boo. They're all guys too. Don't get me wrong, I get along just fine with guys, but I was really looking forward to spending the weekend with her. Besides that, they probably are going to be off doing their own thing and I'm going to be stuck all on my lonesome. Poo. Oh well I look forward to making random friends at the con who don't mind my perviness (see cosplay list).
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:45 PM

Well, acen ending, girlfriends cheating and fanboys not washing are a little beyond our control as acen staff, but....

...in addition to closing ceremonies, we always have a feedback session at the end of acen where attendees can bring any complaints / ideas on how to make the con run even smoother. It really helps to hear from you guys on this stuff.

And just be careful with spraying the nice smelling stuffs around con. I've gotten complaints before when working Video Gaming room that some people are allergic to those things. However, I do highly promote washing many times during the con. You could equally say that I'm "allergic" to fanboy funk. =P
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:34 AM

hmmmm.....Those jerk wads that always act so pompous and arrogant and they diss your cosplay like, "Oh.....You did something like THAT?" >___<!! Grrrrr... I hate that. And the fact people don't particularly bathe and have moral respect for the younger children. Y'know those creeps (guys and girls alike) who hit on the minors....Bugs the fooch out of me. There are a few nicks and picks that piss me off but beggars can't be choosers right?
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:10 AM

View PostSephiroths Wife, on May 7 2008, 04:34 AM, said:

hmmmm.....Those jerk wads that always act so pompous and arrogant and they diss your cosplay like, "Oh.....You did something like THAT?" >___<!! Grrrrr... I hate that. And the fact people don't particularly bathe and have moral respect for the younger children. Y'know those creeps (guys and girls alike) who hit on the minors....Bugs the fooch out of me. There are a few nicks and picks that piss me off but beggars can't be choosers right?

yeah i dislike the arrogant cosplayers. i cosplay to have fun ya know. and plus i know other people who make thier costumes do thier best and should not be scrutinized for that.
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:34 PM

My only downer is I have a hard time meeting new people. Everyone seems to be in little cliques, and since I don't cosplay, that only makes things tougher. I usually end up hanging with the people I go to the con with. It's ironic since otaku are usually friendly approachable people. I really want to try and change that this year though and make as many new friends as I can.

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Reactor doesnt' count as a con. Reactor is an experiment in how bad a group of otaku can destroy a hotel given 3 days...

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:49 PM

View Postmrhoohaa777, on Apr 30 2008, 11:43 PM, said:

Fire?


HAHA, are you referring to that fire alarm thing that happened last year?? If so, funny story related to that: I was trying to make some cup ramen using the coffee maker (the hot liquid just pours, and then you feast!) but I added too much water. So it overflowed. When my fellow roomies and I finally noticed this, we were startled to find that the water had dripped down the coffee maker cord and onto the general area of the electrical socket. We quickly unplugged it, and right then, the fire alarm went off! So then we were like, "IS IT OUR FAULT? DID IT SPARK OR SOMETHING??" But it the end we decided that it must have been something else. It was just a weird coincidence of events is all.

But yeah, as other people have said, people behaving like idiots really pisses me off. I embrace fun and being pumped, but not being a jerk.
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 09:14 AM

Do you get pissed off at yourself? hehe.
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