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#1 User is offline   Nyanpire<3 

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:59 PM

So I was just wondering if there have been any GLBT meetups or gatherings at past Acens, and if there would be any interest in one for Acen 2012? I know the abbreviation list is a lot longer than just GLBT now, so any and all would be welcome. Having attended these meets at cons in the past, I have noticed people enjoy being able to meet others in the GLBT community at conventions, since they usually have so much in common there. Anyhow, just a thought... :D


~Edit~ So I just found the GLBT meet thread from last year; I hope you guys have one again in 2012! I'd love to meet you all! ^_^

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:47 PM

I'm a supporter. Soooo I guess the question would be when and where for this year?
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:00 PM

Hmm, well in the other thread from last year, people seemed to favor having the meetup on Friday, due to having so much going on for Saturday. Beyond that, I'm not sure about a best time really; I suppose once a schedule of some kind becomes available closer to con then we can try to pick a roundabout time frame. :)

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:37 AM

Sounds like a plan. :]
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:58 PM

It sounds like a good idea to me. It would be nice to put it in the schedule though that way people who don't lurk the forums can go to it also.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:14 AM

Yeah definitely! It would be nice to have it in the schedule, but I'm not sure how to go about getting that done.. :/

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:40 PM

You could see how many people respond to this before acen and take a pool of which is best
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:44 PM

Good idea! ^_^ I'm sure they have a 'gathering' section in the schedule or something.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 05:31 AM

Just wondering what does GLBT stand for?

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 07:13 AM

GLBT is Gay, Lesbian. Bi-sexual, Transgendered.

I would definetly be up for a meetup like this. I would think a later night event might be more comfortable for any members who want to stay "in the closet" while attending the event.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:18 PM

I would LOVE to go but I can only come on Saturday so do you think we could try a Saturday this year because it seems like GLBT meetings haven't really been happening? If not that's cool but...it's worth a shot.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:24 PM

I think a meetup on Friday and one on Saturday would be cool, cause I know some people couldn't do one or the other depending on their schedules. I'm not sure about getting both listed as 'official' meetups in the program book or whatever, but they can be organized here and through word of mouth of course. And if we have a sign there then people are bound to stop and check it out if they pass by and are interested. ^_^

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:33 PM

I'm up for it! I can stop by either day for now (planning to go for the weekend). If those plans fall through, Saturday would work best.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 10:05 PM

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:46 AM

Of course all allies are welcome as well! ^_^

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:08 AM

Okies then so on Saturday and or Friday where do you think we should meet??? Plenty of us don't have cars so I'd be best to do it on the hotel grounds. Also should we do it later? like we could do it at 7-8 or something or 6-8 then we could go to the rave together? Or we could do it earlier in the day and then meetup at the rave line I dunno just an idea. Tell me what you think! I'm suggesting later cause then everyone has free reign where like the panels and the halls are open instead of taking time out of their day when they have the opertunity to go to those things..but anyways hmm I wonder how we could get out more word too. I can put up a post on the FB page when ACen rolls around but there are plenty of people of that would probably like to come so any ideas..I doubt its only like us few ppl posting on here..so any ideas on that too?

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:57 PM

Yeah, I would say we need someplace that is very easy to find, and I think later would be good. I don't want to cut into a time when lots of other stuff is happening and people have to choose between going to their stuff or trying to go to this meetup. ^_^ I'm not sure how to get more word out; your FB idea is good though, Kyannagirl. Unless we make a bunch of flyers and hand them out, or try to get something about it put into the program book for the con....

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 03:05 PM

Also on a sidenote. Im pretty sure they had a GBLT get together last year; So it shouldn't be a big deal. Just get the word out and have a gathering say Thursday when its not going to conflict with anything unless alot of people aren't getting there until Friday. :thumbup:
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:23 PM

JUNK, usually I would say Thursday is a great idea but quite a few people don't get there till Friday at least...I think having one Friday and Saturday would be a good idea...we could maybe get a thing put in the guide book for Saturday...I honestly think that is the prime time. As far as flyers go we might be able to do that. We could maybe if we can find one have someone that's really good at drawing draw some yaoi & or yuri on a flyer and we could make say 300 copies. I dunno. I have a friend that I might be able to convince to draw some. The flyer idea will probably fall through though but, well actually if the vendors let you they might let us tape like a flyer to their table so we don't have to pass them out. But anyways, do you think we could get a little blurb in the programming booklet saying were we'll meet?

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:43 AM

i didn't show up, i chicken out. now i will come.
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

I think getting something in the programming book would be the best bet, but I'm just not sure how to go about doing that. If we can, it would be best to pick a time and have it be the same time both friday and saturday, so all we would need in the book is something like:

GLBT meetups Friday and Saturday, 7pm to whenever! ^_^

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:27 PM

Hmm I think that sounds like a splendid plan and then we could go to the soap bubble rave or for the Friday nighters you might go to that rave together..I think that sounds really great. ACen itself seems to have a very open minded community but a GLBT community at ACen I cannot wait to see how ya'll are!!! YEEEEE!

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:00 PM

Same here! This will be my first Acen so I'm excited to meet some fellow cosplayers and GLBT-ers! ^_^

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:30 PM

Oh that great glad you can join the community last year was my first year! Glad you hopped on this right away even as a first timer!

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:30 AM

Well, it'd probably be a better idea to make it easier to find the gathering, as i spent almost 2 hours looking for it last time.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:44 AM

Most defiantly first of all We'd say where we would meet online and if we cn get something in the bookelet then thats great. I mean we would keep it on the grounds of ACen at least on Saturday.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:14 PM

I plan on attending bring I am there Thursday thru Sunday

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:16 PM

I will definitely attend too.

If I could make a couple suggestions: Last year the LGBT meetup was in the CROWDED Expoteria restaurant, and it was hard to find the group. Not to mention there was nowhere to sit either. So I would recommend that we have the meetup in a less crowded place - perhaps like at the eating tables in the dealers' room, or perhaps the area under the glass dome in the Hyatt? Also, a great way to make sure everyone knows "Ah, there's the meetup" would be to have someone hold a big rainbow flag. A lot of us (like me) are shy, and we would be afraid to ask strangers "Hey is this the LGBT Meetup?" Update: Just bought a flag. I will bring it to the meetup. :)

Also, just a shoutout for my panel: ACen has approved my panel: it is called "SGBLT Otaku Unite!" Basically, it is an open discussion panel where gay, lesbian, bi, transexual, and straight supporters can share stories, help support each other, and help make people feel better about who they are. I've run the panel before, and I believe it's a great way to meet others. ^_^
(Note: This is just a plug - I am still in support of a separate meetup for socializing.)

Let me know if I can be of assistance in setting up the meetup. I'd be happy to help. :)

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:40 AM

I think that this is a great idea! I hope to attend one or both of the meet-ups. I had found out about last year's meet-up the Monday after the con ended. Needless to say, I was a bit late. I will subscribe to this thread to stay updated. Good idea, Nyanpire!
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:57 AM

In case anyone viewing this topic was unaware: on another topic, a Facebook page for the ACen GBLT+A meetup was made.

Here is the link:
https://www.facebook...cen2012?sk=info

Feel free to visit that page and "Like" it. :)
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