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Annual (All Ages) Forum Meet and Greet Updated 2.15

Poll: Annual (All Ages) Forum Meet and Greet (54 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you be coming this year?

  1. Yes! (31 votes [57.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.41%

  2. No (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Unsure (9 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. I would, but I'm not going to be there on Thursday. (14 votes [25.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.93%

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#121 User is offline   Valkyrae 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

It was a phrase that was on the front page that I just took :)
Essentially, it just means that I want somebody/a group to hang out with on the weekend. I don't know Chicago, nor do I know the area, so there is much that somebody who has gone here could tell me about. Like where to shop, where to go to eat, etc.

Unfortunately, most of my friends go to Anime Iowa, which is the only convention I've gone to, so I don't know anybody here to show me around, and they can't make it up here, so I'm looking for a chance to make more friends here(I'm going to this convention solo)!

Also, conga line. :D

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

I've been to AI before. ACen is pretty different in terms of people. But for places to eat people tend to order out and all but once you join th conga line with me and some folks we can show you were all the good food is at since its in the MB Park where the Late Night meet up is taking place.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

Anybody heading to this from the Crown Plaza? That's where I'll be walking from.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

do you know how to get there from the crown plaza? :pirate:
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

I've never been to Illinois, so I'll be asking directions. I'll head to the 21 and up meet-up afterwards.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

Ahhhh. ; n ;
I would so come, as I would really love to meet all of you, but I am not driving up until Friday morning.
I live close enough to drive to ACen/Rosemont in less than a few hours, but still far enough that it would just be a wee bit troublesome to come just for a few hours.
Next year I will try my hardest to come! * w *
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

View PostKungPowKirby, on 01 April 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

Yeah, I should have specified. I'll be in Chicago starting Monday- but the first two days I'm staying the city. Wednesday will be my first day at the Hyatt.

i should be in rosemont around 3'ish or so
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

View Post-JUNK-, on 11 April 2013 - 09:44 PM, said:

PM'd


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:18 AM

YO YO YO YOYO DAWG I WILL SEE YOU TURR
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

View Post-JUNK-, on 12 April 2013 - 12:18 AM, said:

YO YO YO YOYO DAWG I WILL SEE YOU TURR


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

View PostKeySmash, on 14 April 2013 - 03:25 PM, said:

I SEE YOU BEFORE YOU SEE ME


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

This is crazy. I'm getting used to the big city that is chicago. I still haven't ventured out so far, but only being 25 minutes away from the con doesn't seem so bad.
There's this japanese marketplace, Mitsuwa Marketplace that's only 15-20 minutes from my place, and extending that to 25-30 minutes to the con center doesn't seem bad at all!

I'm just used to the tiny, hey drive to the store takes 1-5 minutes instead of 5-10, lol.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:12 PM

View PostValkyrae, on 11 April 2013 - 09:54 AM, said:

It was a phrase that was on the front page that I just took :)/>
Essentially, it just means that I want somebody/a group to hang out with on the weekend. I don't know Chicago, nor do I know the area, so there is much that somebody who has gone here could tell me about. Like where to shop, where to go to eat, etc.

Unfortunately, most of my friends go to Anime Iowa, which is the only convention I've gone to, so I don't know anybody here to show me around, and they can't make it up here, so I'm looking for a chance to make more friends here(I'm going to this convention solo)!

Also, conga line. :D/>

I'm chicago native and i'm more than happy to show you around and stuff. ^_^
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:39 AM

I've lived in the state this past year so hopefully I can chill with the natives to know more of the area. As a reward, whenever you guys go to FL, I'll introduce you all to Metrocon and Supercon.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

i got family in Florida. i might go down there this summer.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:36 PM

Definitely hitting this up before the 21+ meet-up :D I can't figure out what cosplay to wear..none of mine seem appropriate enough for public wear haha. I'll probably just throw on a wig and a fandom shirt and call it a day haha.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:51 PM

View PostWashu Takahashi, on 16 April 2013 - 01:36 PM, said:

Definitely hitting this up before the 21+ meet-up :D/> I can't figure out what cosplay to wear..none of mine seem appropriate enough for public wear haha. I'll probably just throw on a wig and a fandom shirt and call it a day haha.


I question my sexuality when I crossplay, so I think I might just save that for the con, and just wear regular clothing, lol.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:45 PM

View PostWashu Takahashi, on 16 April 2013 - 01:36 PM, said:

Definitely hitting this up before the 21+ meet-up :D/> I can't figure out what cosplay to wear..none of mine seem appropriate enough for public wear haha. I'll probably just throw on a wig and a fandom shirt and call it a day haha.


Keep in mind the bar has a dress code. I heard costumes are okay but just keep it in mind. :rolleyes:
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:23 AM

I'm debating if I should change out of my suit when I arrive or not. I like to fly in style.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:30 AM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:32 AM

Fly in style, arrive in style. I gotta order a new fedora.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:40 AM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

View PostWhodigiya, on 17 April 2013 - 05:32 AM, said:

Fly in style, arrive in style. I gotta order a new fedora.


My god, I thought I was the only one that wore fedora's casually. I swear, everybody else is like, "fedora's look stupid on everybody"

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

I wouldn't go so far as to say "casually," but I do like to collect hats. I blame TF2. I try to only wear fancier hats when I'm dressed well, but I wear suits, sport coats, and blazers much of my time anyway so it works out.


All that said, how about a bunch of us show up in fedoras? I'm always on board when it comes to nice hats. Whoever says fedoras look stupid on everybody has never seen everybody. Who doesn't love Indiana Jones?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

View PostWhodigiya, on 17 April 2013 - 10:32 AM, said:

Who doesn't love Indiana Jones?


Th-They... raped him. *cries*

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So, I've been wondering, how long/what are people going to do at the meet and greet? Sounds rather...short lived, and not many social activities to do. At least at the 21+ meet and greet is at a bowling alley, so there's that... I'd want to bring playing cards(regular), but I'm not sure who would want to play with me and learning my game.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

Those who are hanging around can plan out something to do on the fly. What a great way to get to meet people than to make a decision on doing fun things together, right? :3

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:45 PM

Awe, I wish I could go...I went to a meet and greet several years ago (like, 2008 I think) and I loved having the chance to meet everyone. It's a great way to get the whole con weekend started off and to make connections (especially if you're from out of town) but I won't be there on Thursday :( boo.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:23 PM

View PostCharlotteStar, on 17 April 2013 - 08:45 PM, said:

Awe, I wish I could go...I went to a meet and greet several years ago (like, 2008 I think) and I loved having the chance to meet everyone. It's a great way to get the whole con weekend started off and to make connections (especially if you're from out of town) but I won't be there on Thursday :(/> boo.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:36 PM

View PostValkyrae, on 17 April 2013 - 10:39 AM, said:

Th-They... raped him. *cries*Cookies if you get that reference. So, I've been wondering, how long/what are people going to do at the meet and greet? Sounds rather...short lived, and not many social activities to do. At least at the 21+ meet and greet is at a bowling alley, so there's that... I'd want to bring playing cards(regular), but I'm not sure who would want to play with me and learning my game.


The meet and greet never really has "activities" per say. Everyone goes around and introduces themselves by forum and real names, says how long they've been going, answers silly questions etc. Usually there's a bunch of announcements about room parties, panels, etc. Then people usually split off into groups and do whatever. There's a group that goes to IHop afterwards and some people brought apples to apples last year. This is more a way to meet the people on the forums and find people to hang out with at the convention. The 21+ is more of party and a totally different atmosphere/purpose.

View PostGenichiro, on 17 April 2013 - 08:07 PM, said:

Those who are hanging around can plan out something to do on the fly. What a great way to get to meet people than to make a decision on doing fun things together, right? :3


Exactly.


View PostMsLovelyCookie, on 17 April 2013 - 09:23 PM, said:

Every year I wish I could go but NO something always gets in the way of me attending before I was staff and now that I am staff I have a valid excuse but that still doesn't me I'm giving up hope. There's always next year to plan to go.


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