With the con coming up, I am going to remind everyone of what to expect;
READ THE RULES. That should tell you enough. Know anyone who's going? SHOW THEM THE RULES. Pyroh may be much more patient than I, but neither of us will tolerate chaos, damage done to other cosplayers/attendees, or extreme lewdness. If we see something that raises an alarm, we may ask you to stop and be expected to be kicked out if you don't. I understand that we seem really strict and unfun but, the amount of fun we have depends on the behaviour of those attending. We also are fully aware of a lot of terrible things happening at these shoots in the past, and we want to avoid these things from happening at all costs, as it has made the photoshoots very unpleasant for us and some of those attending the gatherings.
Basically, use your brains and you won't have to see Pyroh and I be unpleasant.
PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER NOT TO BRING YOUR FLAGS AND DO NOT BRING ANYTHING WITH BLATANT NAZI INSIGNIA.
I will have pictures of Pyroh and I up soon so you may know who exactly to listen to. (':
Thanks guys! c:
-2012 February 26-
Good news! My cohost and I are going, so no need to find replacements. Sorry for the scare! )':
THE FINALIZED SCHEDULE IS HERE: Full Schedule
Friday, 5-6pm, Loading Docks A
Saturday, 1-2pm, Loading Docks A
Please read the rules at the bottom of this post! They are purple!
-2012 February 5-
I'm really sorry.
-2011 September 4-
NO MORE COMMENTS ON THE NAZI INSIGNIA RULE WILL BE DISCUSSED. Please keep your comments to pairing suggestions and sharing your cosplays from now on. If you have an issue, PM pyroh and I.
-2011 August 17-
Sorry if this was not clear, but we will not be doing individual characters simply because there are too many. We hope you understand. Also, "selfcest" is not an acceptable category of pairings.
Sorry for any confusion. As always, comment in the thread or PM me with any questions. (:
-2011 July 18-
Any person seen wearing or carrying anything with Nazi insignia during the photoshoots will be asked to remove the clothing/flag/item or will be forced to leave.
Any persons seen participating in any offensive behaviour during their character's/pairing's photo time will be warned once before being forced to leave.
HETALIA IS NOT A DEROGATORY OR CRUDE SERIES. We will make sure our behaviour reflects that.
Also, ALL FLAGS ARE PROHIBITED FROM BEING ON DISPLAY AT THE PHOTOSHOOT. My cohost and I have agreed that despite the rule is rather harsh, there are simply too many problems with flags and mistreatment of them. If you must bring your flag to the photoshoot, please put it away or prop it against a wall, out of sight from any photos, so that it does not touch the ground.
-2011 May 28-
I want to let you guys know, THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOUR WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT BE ACCEPTABLE WHATSOEVER. I do not feel the need to go at great length, as Shirtless Axel has already done a more than exceptional job explaining this. When I say "Be Respectful" in the etiquette, I mean don't do things like this. It's inappropriate, it's rude, and it has made several veterans extremely uncomfortable cosplaying from this series. We don't want to lose any more members because of things like this.
ALSO: I am not doing a roll call or making a list of who is going as what, as there are simply too many people to keep up with. Feel free too comment with who you are cosplaying anyway.
-2011 May 24-
I like to have things planned out early, so let's get started on this, shall we?
For times and locations, I'm thinking doing the usual will be easiest on us;
Friday: 5-6pm East Outdoor Wall
Saturday: 12-1pm right Loading Docks. This could change based on when the panel is.
Here's what I'm thinking will be the order of photos, both Friday and Saturday:
Mediterraneans (if enough)
Africans (if enough)
OCs and Others
Pairings (will be decided on with your help)
For pairings, I'm thinking of starting with the most popular, then taking requests.
Bad Touch Trio
I don't really know where to go with pairings from here, since I don't get myself involved in too many ships. Any help here would be appreciated.
If anyone has any suggestions on things to add or take out in either list, feel free to reply!
Rules and Etiquette:
FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FROM THE HOSTS: We are running this for a reason; we are leading you, and the only way we can lead you is if you cooperate. If you violate any of the rules, understand that you will be asked to leave and in some cases forced to leave. Understand that we do it not to be mean, but because you are being a disturbance.
BE RESPECTFUL: Keep your hands to yourself. No harassing other cosplayers, jumping all over them, ruining their stuff, etc. Please remember that EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT SPACE BOUNDARIES. Even if you are in-character, keep it in-check; do not go as far as to hurt another cosplayer or push past their comfort zone. If you feel you have been harassed, please calmly tell the person to stop, and if they do not stop, my cohost, I or even IRT can handle it. Also, please no pairing bashing, that just causes drama and none of us want that, especially with such a large group. No seig heiling, so inappropriate gestures, no racist comments please.
NO FLAGS: All flags are prohibited from being on display at the photoshoot. If you must bring your flag to the photoshoot, please put it away or prop it against a wall, out of sight from any photos, so that it does not touch the ground.
PLEASE STAY ON-TASK: We will likely have a really large group, so following instructions from me and my cohost will be highly appreciated. I am loud, so it should be easy to hear me. c; We want to give everyone an equal chance for getting photos.
NO NAZI INSIGNIA: If you are wearing Nazi insignia or carrying any Nazi flag, you will be asked to either remove the item/article of clothing or leave. None of the characters are shown with any Swastikas on their uniforms and thus such symbols do not belong in a public Hetalia gathering.
If I am forgetting anything, PLEASE NOTIFY ME.
All Times, Locations, ETC are subject to change. Please check this post occasionally for any updates and changes!
Hope to hear from you guys.
This post has been edited by wenchman: 10 April 2012 - 08:44 PM