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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:14 PM

This is actually my very first convention I plan to go to in April I don't have much to say beside my love for gaming. I love Left 4 Dead and I plan to cosplay as Ellis for the 3 days. (yes I'll stay clean I'll just need to quick wash the shirt). Since it would be hosted in rosemont it should be no problem getting there from my house. I just need some questions answered so I know what to expect and figure out how much money I need, (do i need to pay for all three days seperately or are they just one price and how much). What about airsoft guns as props and rules for that. Just hit me up and I'll ask more most likely. My name is Kenneth I like to be called Ken. I have steam, have a wii, a ps3 and a EA Origins account(s). So just ask and I'll let you know the username you can find me under.
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:40 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the forums!
Prop-wise, I'm not sure if I can be of any help, but in terms of money:
the amount you will need is dependent upon which hotel you will be staying at (also the type of room, single, double, etc.) Always bring about $40 for food, just to be safe, and at least $75 for spending money. If you're wondering about the badge prices and types, you can buy a badge for the entire weekend, or just Saturday. (There may also be a 2 day pass, but I am not sure.) Badges go on sale some time in August, and may already be available for purchase.
That should get you started. If you have other questions, just reply back, or talk to the IRT.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:39 AM

View PostInkwell09, on 14 August 2011 - 10:40 PM, said:

Hi there! Welcome to the forums!
Prop-wise, I'm not sure if I can be of any help, but in terms of money:
the amount you will need is dependent upon which hotel you will be staying at (also the type of room, single, double, etc.) Always bring about $40 for food, just to be safe, and at least $75 for spending money. If you're wondering about the badge prices and types, you can buy a badge for the entire weekend, or just Saturday. (There may also be a 2 day pass, but I am not sure.) Badges go on sale some time in August, and may already be available for purchase.
That should get you started. If you have other questions, just reply back, or talk to the IRT.

I don't think I need a hotel my house is just an hour drive away. What should I expect on my first day? And I want to buy a badge for the entire weekend. Oh, and and just need a general price for the weekend badge.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:29 AM

Privet and welcome!

For the prop questions, I gave you some helpful links in your thread so that staff can answer your questions quicker.

Badges run between 50-60 dollars at con for the whole weekend but cheaper if you buy the in advance and have them mailed to you. Check the website for pre registration information. Last year it started in October, but I don't know this year.

For con spending, since you mentioned that you don't need a hotel room, 50 dollars for food and 75-100 dollars for Dealer room/Artist alley. A hotel room is usually recommended if you have a lot of cosplay outfits or photoshoots, or you want to see late panels.

If you do get a room, work out a deal with a friend or room up with someone who has one. The prices vary but it's cheaper than buying a room yourself.

Above all, hope you have fun! I'm a gamer myself but I mostly play fighting, rpgs, puzzle, and scrollers.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:06 AM

Ciao e benvenuti al forum!

Yeah Fujoshi basically covered it for the badge prices and how much you wanna bring, I bring like $150 in total for dealer/room and about 50 for food.

Actually I can relate, I commuted my first year and I'm also an hour away--just be weary gas is expensive and it's like $15 to park in the convention parking garage (its probably going up this year again... >_>), and expect to have a parking spot on the very top level of it if you arrive on Friday, or Friday afternoon after school/classes or something. Because you're commuting I would recommend bringing your own food (its SOOOO expensive at the con). It is kinda nice to commute your first year to get a feel for everything, but parking is a pain with the pricing. And it kinda does suck when you drive home at like 2am get home by 3, but that's the fun in it! :D

and when it comes to props, I would post in the convention policies/rules threads where Rabbi (the head of IRT) can give you a straight answer if the prop is okay to bring or not! :D I hope you have fun and again welcome to the forums!!!!
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 02:56 PM

View PostGITS SAC Motoko, on 15 August 2011 - 08:06 AM, said:

$50 for food.

$15 to park in the convention parking garage (its probably going up this year again... >_>), and expect to have a parking spot on the very top level of it if you arrive on Friday, or Friday afternoon after school/classes or something.

Can I just be dropped off? I'm the only one in my family who is going and I'm not driving till next year.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:59 PM

Are you going with anyone else? I have seen people be dropped off and then meet a group inside. I'm pretty sure since you're older you'll be okay for being dropped off.

And for money purposes, think about much much you want to buy (and I mean extra stuff like posters or figures) and how much you might think it'll cost. Then just estimate from there, and add the money you need for food, badges, etc.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:21 PM

View PostOtakuChica, on 15 August 2011 - 03:59 PM, said:

Are you going with anyone else?

Well, no because It would be fun to mingle with people with a common interest. As long as people don't just get aggressive at me. ^^; That's the one thing I fear of.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:25 PM

Don't worry man. There are a few crazy people out there but for the most part we're an easy going bunch. You won't get pounced on
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:29 PM

View Postmagishine, on 15 August 2011 - 04:25 PM, said:

Don't worry man. There are a few crazy people out there but for the most part we're an easy going bunch. You won't get pounced on

Being pounce I'm ok with, I'm just afraid of just rude people and/or people who will attack me as in claw at me physically e.e. (Had that happen to me before, not fun)
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:42 PM

Yikes! I would hope that doesn't happen to you at Acen. I would hope that your experience is nothing but fun
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:38 PM

View Postmagishine, on 15 August 2011 - 04:42 PM, said:

Yikes! I would hope that doesn't happen to you at Acen. I would hope that your experience is nothing but fun

Can't wait! ^^
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:34 PM

So long as you don't make a point to draw excess attention to yourself, you shouldn't be perceived as a target for any form of distasteful behavior.
But like magishine said, for the most part, we ACEN-ers are a pretty chill group.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:09 PM

Welcome! You should look into the meet-ups section. There are meet and greets on Thursday night that you could attend :3

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:43 PM

View PostDark Kanine, on 15 August 2011 - 02:56 PM, said:

Can I just be dropped off? I'm the only one in my family who is going and I'm not driving till next year.



View PostOtakuChica, on 15 August 2011 - 03:59 PM, said:

Are you going with anyone else? I have seen people be dropped off and then meet a group inside. I'm pretty sure since you're older you'll be okay for being dropped off.

And for money purposes, think about much much you want to buy (and I mean extra stuff like posters or figures) and how much you might think it'll cost. Then just estimate from there, and add the money you need for food, badges, etc.

Yeah of COURSE you can get dropped off. I was dropped off last year on Thursday....and pssst! you save on parking!!!! :D More money for dealers hall/artists alley!!! :D

Us ACEN people are pretty chill, I would agree. And I would say passionate about our con too--it's the midwest's biggest con and we all just love to have fun and meet others who share our awesome interest!!! ^_^
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Saturday: Major Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell ARISE variant] (100%)
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:37 AM

View PostGITS SAC Motoko, on 16 August 2011 - 07:43 PM, said:

Yeah of COURSE you can get dropped off. I was dropped off last year on Thursday....and pssst! you save on parking!!!! :D More money for dealers hall/artists alley!!! :D

Us ACEN people are pretty chill, I would agree. And I would say passionate about our con too--it's the midwest's biggest con and we all just love to have fun and meet others who share our awesome interest!!! ^_^

Is the artist alley/Dealers hall Extra?
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:21 AM

View PostDark Kanine, on 17 August 2011 - 05:37 AM, said:

Is the artist alley/Dealers hall Extra?


No the dealer hall artist/alley is part of the con, so the badge price covers it. Also there is a game area with consoles in the Hyatt lower floors.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:48 PM

View PostDark Kanine, on 14 August 2011 - 09:14 PM, said:


I just need some questions answered so I know what to expect and figure out how much money I need,


money needed = Hotel room+ dealers room/artist alley money+ food money

View PostDark Kanine, on 14 August 2011 - 09:14 PM, said:

do i need to pay for all three days seperately or are they just one price and how much)


- you can pay for all three days now and get the badge mailed to you and it will be cheaper than getting it at the con. to see the prices, click here http://acen.org/cont...gistration-info

View PostDark Kanine, on 14 August 2011 - 09:14 PM, said:

What about airsoft guns as props and rules for that. Here is the rules page.



http://acen.org/content/acen-rules

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

Welcome Kennith,
We've been waiting for you.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:39 PM

View Post-JUNK-, on 17 August 2011 - 03:19 PM, said:

Welcome Kennith,
We've been waiting for you.

(Kenneth* call me Ken ^^; ) We've?

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:31 PM

Oh, the entire forum community has eagerly awaited your arrival!
We heard that you were thinking about signing up,
and now that it's finally happened, we're all just overjoyed!

:mellow:

If this comes off like Im being mean Im not Im just silly.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:29 PM

View Post-JUNK-, on 18 August 2011 - 01:31 PM, said:

Oh, the entire forum community has eagerly awaited your arrival!
We heard that you were thinking about signing up,
and now that it's finally happened, we're all just overjoyed!

:mellow:

If this comes off like Im being mean Im not Im just silly.

I feel welcomed ^^ *shyness barrier broken"
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 07:52 PM

Another Ken.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:05 PM

View PostSuigetsu, on 18 August 2011 - 07:52 PM, said:

Another Ken.

Another? The only kens I know are in my family and I'm the one of the 2 left
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:07 AM

View PostDark Kanine, on 18 August 2011 - 08:05 PM, said:

Another? The only kens I know are in my family and I'm the one of the 2 left


No no another Ken on the forums.

Ken is a common name so you are bound to meet someone else with it. My name...I never met anyone else with it.
ACen 2013 Cosplay:
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All the random avatars this time are from LJ and I don't own any of them. Some of the avatars are credit to aristocracy, Taku ♫ arthursandwich, noxjustxnoin, imperial-code, dojicons, narrante, dino-cookie, shiroyuki_kun, takerzmuse, and ushitora_icons at LJ. I DON'T OWN ANY OF THE ICONS.


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