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skyrune83

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    Chicago - NW Burbs
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    Old-school RPGs, action anime, comedy anime, anime anime, and the occasional yaoi

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  1. What's Next On Your Anime List?

    We could make a whole topic on "just another excuse to see boobs" anime... -_-
  2. Acen 2012 - GLBT meetup/gathering?

    Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I wanted to move on to other topics, but I thought interrupting the audience would defeat the openness of the panel, since it technically is a discussion panel. But I will do this panel at more cons for sure, and it's cool to see what we end up talking about. :)
  3. Official "Did You See Me At Acen?" Thread

    I cosplayed Dave Strider from Homestuck on Friday - the one with a cheap-a$$ sword. I also hosted "SGLBT Otaku Unite".
  4. Acen 2012 - GLBT meetup/gathering?

    A final update: The GBLT+A Meetup will be Saturday at 11am. Hope to see you there! ^_^ Here is a nice map of the hotel ground level floor. The yellow shaded area is where the meetup will be! For those of you going to the Thursday night Forum Meet 'n' Greet, this is the same location we will be using.
  5. GBLT+A Meetup

    Just an update: Here is a nice map of the hotel ground level floor. The yellow shaded area is where the meetup will be! For those of you going to the Thursday night Forum Meet 'n' Greet, this is the same location we will be using. As a reminder, the GBLT+A Meetup will be Saturday at 11am. Hope to see you there! ^_^
  6. What's Next On Your Anime List?

    I just watched the first episode of Fate/Zero on fansub... I couldn't make it through the first 5 minutes. Who would pay HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS to watch people stand around being emo and talking about a bunch of prophecies???
  7. GBLT+A Meetup

    In case anyone is unaware of the other LGBT meetup topic, I am posting this here... I am going to officially declare that we hold the LGBT meetup Saturday at 11am in the Hyatt at the tables behind the main atrium elevators. Just look for the rainbow flag! If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to ask!
  8. Acen 2012 - GLBT meetup/gathering?

    Since I haven't heard any objections, I am going to officially declare that we hold the LGBT meetup Saturday at 11am in the Hyatt at the tables behind the main atrium elevators. Just look for the rainbow flag! If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to ask!
  9. Acen 2012 - GLBT meetup/gathering?

    OK, so according to the "almost final" ACen programming schedule, my "SGLBT Otaku Unite!" panel is currently scheduled for Friday at 12 noon. Not the most optimal time, imo. So as far as the LGBT+A Meetup, how about we schedule something Saturday? Here is the current (not final) Saturday panel schedule: Saturday ACen schedule My first suggestion is Saturday at 11am in the Hyatt: tables behind the elevators. Reasoning for this: 1.) This is before most of the major guests arrive, so less scheduling conflicts. 2.) This is just before lunch. 3.) It's earlyish in the day, so if we meet new friends, we can have fun with them at the con longer. ^_^ Thoughts?
  10. Acen 2012 - GLBT meetup/gathering?

    I'm hoping to schedule the meetup Friday night or Saturday afternoon, which should avoid most major events, and will be when most people will be at the con. However, the exact time is yet to be determined because I am waiting for the final panel scheduling from ACen. I wanted to make sure that my panel time doesn't conflict with the meetup. In the meantime, does anyone have any suggestions or votes of where to hold the meetup? So far, here are my top 3 options (all within the Hyatt): 1.) Tables behind the elevator 2.) Second floor under the dome (assuming it is not reserved). 3.) End of the front hallway, near the ballroom & windows.
  11. So after reading all of your comments, I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to give your feedback on the matter. I get the sense that there are 3 kinds of people: those who enjoy the dance, those who do not enjoy the dance, and those who cause trouble on Saturday nights. And the troublemakers may or may not have anything to do with the dance. After thinking about it more, I don't know if the dance/rave/party scene is right for me, because: 1.) I don't like to dance. 2.) I don't like (most) alcohol. 3.) I am an introvert. Based on the comments I've seen in this post, it sounds like most people who like the dance are those who are at least one of the following: outgoing, energetic, and enjoy alcohol. Is this true?
  12. That's cool, I understand. And that's a good move by ACen (and a lot of other cons) to not call it that. Hopefully one day people will stop calling it the "rave". See, and it's the newbies that I am most concerned about. I acknowledge that most veteran drunks know what they are doing and can handle themselves. But one big problem (with ACen especially) is that alcohol is so abundantly passed around to everyone (like at room parties), and it gets in the hands of everyone - including the newbies. And it only takes one or two newbies to do crazy things like get alcohol poisoning or tear a urinal off the wall and spraypaint the bathroom mirrors (like happened 2 years ago). And I'd prefer to use the restroom without hearing another guy in the stall next to me vomiting in the toilet and almost making me want to do the same. Again, I know most vet drinkers can have a good responsible time, but in my opinion at least, people need to understand that alcohol has no place at a convention with so many minors present. I know, I was overgeneralizing. I was sort of being sarcastic, but it didn't come off as such. I am 100% certain not everyone is like that. But I must admit, every con I go to, it seems like I encounter people like that on Saturday night. Agreed, in the room, I was just plain bored. The lights and glowsticks were fun to watch, but then I was like "ok what now?" (For the record, I stayed for about 15 mins.) I probably would enjoy it more if I had someone to dance or hang out with. I saw my friend Trent there for a second, but then I couldn't find him in the room.
  13. http://animemilwaukee.com/Rave.html AMKE calls it a rave, so if you are offended to this wording instance, you should inform Anime Milwaukee staff. I'm sorry, there is no excuse for being drunk. It is a sign of immaturity and irresponsibility. Although as linlindesu pointed out, the drunks could hang out anywhere, so I'm not criticizing the dance for containing "all" the drunks. :huh: Um, the whole point of going to AMKE's rave was so that I could try to enjoy it...
  14. OK, so I attended Anime Milwaukee over the weekend, and because of the comments on here, I thought I would check out the rave and do some observing. Here's a rundown of my experience: I decided to take a quick nap before heading to the rave around midnight. I did, then proceeded over the skywalk from the hotel to the con center. Due to an unknown medical emergency though, the walkway was blocked off. This one guy turned away from the blocked door and came towards me saying "hey bro, he's not letting anyone pass by. I just wanna RAVE, man!" And we both turned and went back to go outside the hotel and around, and it seemed like the guy knew every random half-stoned person who came by, repeating how he'd been "denied his rave." Anyway, made it to the rave, with no line, I go inside, but the staff at the door says I need to line up. Okay, so I was first in line. No problem. Then a few more guys try to go in and are told to line up too. And they responded EXACTLY in the same manner as the earlier guy: "I just wanna rave, let me in! Stupid staff!" So then a few minutes later, we went in, and the people were of course having fun. Some were moving around a bit, some were spinning around colored things. Some were chatting. Some were just watching the DJ and crew on stage. I walked around the room to see if there was an opportunity for me to join, but with the bass knocking my organs out of their sockets, I really didn't feel like chatting, nor did I feel like I could. The colorful lights were certainly cool, and the music was pretty good. They played a remix of the Zelda Hyrule theme - very nice. But then after trying it out and feeling bored and with no desire to "dance", I went across the hall to a panel. So, I wanted to share my experience here. Basically, here are my current thoughts: 1.) The people who like raves apparently like them so much that they get feisty if they are "denied" their right to rave. (Are these really nice people to hang out with?) 2.) The lights are pretty. 3.) The music is not bad, for the most part. 4.) Why does the bass have to make my heart leap up and down? Feels like I'm gonna have a heart attack... 5.) I feel no urge to "dance" or "let loose". Is this because only people who like exercise enjoy raving? 6.) Those who are raving do not look like they are in a position to be talked to. They look like they are "caught in the moment", so why bother them? 7.) Based on anthony886's comment above, why would I want to make friends with people who are hammered?
  15. And again, how does one meet new people at these events when the music is so loud that nobody can hear each other speak? And what would the conversation be like, anyway? "Hey I see we're both dancing pretty badly, haha. Yeah. Let's be friends!" :huh:
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