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  1. The 2014 Prop Acceptability Checklist

    Gun is non-firing; it's a very old toy I've had since the late 80s (predating even the orange tip requirement for toy guns). it used to have a working trigger and a sound mechanism, but those broke years ago, so I locked the trigger down. Won't even move anymore.
  2. The 2014 Prop Acceptability Checklist

    Okay - here is the 9mm pistol prop I've been working on for my cosplay, both holstered and unholstered; I don't think it violates any rules, but I want to be 100% sure before I bring it in. Also, if anyone reading this is familiar with Amtrak's rules and regulations, are they going to give me a hassle over this?
  3. Offering Art Freebies to Panels for Giveaways

    Sounds like a fun panel! I unfortunatley do not have Pokemon bookmarks (I filled up my last space available with some new Harry Potter ones!) but I have some Pokemon buttons or a sticker sheet (all stickers are Gen. 1 and I have several Gen. 1 buttons) if that would work. Just let me know if that's okay and what time you might be dropping by the table on Friday. Also, the name and date/time of your panel too! Thanks! A button and a sticker sheet would be fine! My panel is called "Gaming in Hindsight: Reto-Relevance in 2013" and will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 19. I'll likely be dropping by your table between noon and 2 PM on Friday (I've no guarantee I'll be able to get to the hotel before noon, sorry) to pick up whatever you can spare. Thanks again!
  4. Retro Gaming Panel

    Hello, everyone. My name is William, and this is a year of firsts for me. It's my first trip to Illinois, my first ACen and my first panel, "Gaming in Hindsight: Retro-Relevance in 2013". My co-panelist, Brian, and I are going to be covering retro gaming, focusing mostly on the 80s and 90s (the era we're personally nostalgic for) but we're going to try and cover as much material as we can. The main theme is how relevant retro (and retro-style) games are even in today's market with the emphasis on 3D and high-definition graphics and whatnot. There will be a short trivia section at the end of the panel with prize giveaways. If you're into retro gaming (whether you grew up in the "good ol' days" or not), we'd love to see you stop by. And if you've never played a retro game before, come on in and see what you've been missing!
  5. Final Panels Approved, Denied, and DRAFT schedule

    So glad my panel was approved! This will be the first ever panel I've run (not for lack of trying, either; the con I usually go to is extremely small and panels are on a very limited basis since there are only 6 panel rooms, soon to become 3) and I'm a bit nervous, but I'm confident I'll do well. Thanks!
  6. Offering Art Freebies to Panels for Giveaways

    I'm doing a retro gaming panel focusing on the 80s and 90s, and a Pokemon bookmark for my trivia prize section would be ideal - especially something specific to Generation I. (I like to have gaming-themed bookmarks for my strategy guides, which is what gave me the idea when I saw your post.) Thanks in advance.
  7. Singles Gathering

    I'll have a phone on me all weekend, as well; I wouldn't be opposed to meeting up at some time, just to say "hello" and make your acquaintance. It's actually really, really hard to find girls who are legitimately into anime (you'd be surprised at the number of posers I've met) and every friend I can make is a plus for me.
  8. Free Photos

    I'd be willing to take you up on that as well. I've got a freshly-made Red Ribbon Army cosplay I'd love to have some professional photos taken of. I'll be there all three days, though I may be switching up costumes at one point depending on how things go (I'll know more once I hear whether or not my panel is approved).
  9. Retro Gaming Suggestions

    I third the X-Men Arcade Game and second the Simpsons Arcade Game, while adding Terminator 2's arcade game, Lethal Enforcers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, classic Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (Genesis) And MMPR: Fighting Edition (Super NES).
  10. The 2014 Prop Acceptability Checklist

    Okay, in terms of non-weapon props, would something like, say, a tobacco pipe be allowed? I don't smoke, but my Dad used to and I think he still has the old pipe somewhere, and since I'm cosplaying a Red Ribbon general I got the notion to use the pipe as part of my costume after seeing some old photos of General George S. Patton smoking a pipe during World War II, but I've not seen any rules that say I can or can't use it. I know there are anti-smoking rules in general, but would the use of a real pipe be an infraction?
  11. Staying in character?

    I'm usually OUT of character even in costume, unless a situation calls for it. It's a lot easier to relax that way, IMO. :)
  12. Is non-Japanese cosplay appropriate for ACen or other anime con?

    I know for sure I'll be doing one cosplay, a Red Ribbon Army solider from DragonBall. But I have four other ideas for costumes; a Sith Lord from Star Wars OR a Rare Hunter or Orichalcos Duelist (do they even have a group name?) from Yu-Gi-Oh! (I will choose from one of these three, as the costume pieces I have in mind are nearly identical for them and would only necessitate a change of props), and the last is Dr. Insano, a mad scientist character created by Internet critic Noah "The Spoony One" Antwiler. Not all of them are Japanese, naturally, but they would still be a blast to cosplay (the Sith Lord in particular is fun; I did that for Tsubasacon last year). It really doesn't bother me to see someone doing a non-Japanese cosplay at a convention because we're all there to have fun. It's not like someone sits down and says, "Okay - I'm going to spend thousands of dollars building this 100% movie-accurate Imperial Stormtrooper costume, pay to travel, stay in a hotel and buy a badge for this anime convention -just- to irritate people who think it should be anime costumes only." It's all in fun, and I rather like the diversity I see. But that's just my two cents.
  13. Tokusatsu 2013

    I've been trying to get either a DragonRanger or a custom-made Rider suit (Zect-style, with Leangle-ish green-and-gold spider motif) built for years now, but I've never had the funds. Is it okay if I drop by to meet some of my fellow toku fans anyway and snap some pics?
  14. It's Time to DDDD-Duel!

    Just noticed your cosplay list, roseangle; on Friday we're going to have to have a photo together, since I'm going to be in a Red Ribbon Army uniform. :)
  15. It's Time to DDDD-Duel!

    I'm bringing at least three decks that I've been working on: Red-Eyes, Blue-Eyes, Six Samurai. That said, I pay no attention to the "banned" list since I never play in official tournaments, have never played the "two out of three" match-type Duels or anything. I just play casually with friends for the enjoyment of the game. If there's no issue with that, I'd love to see how my rebuilt, slimmed-down decks work in single Duels. Last year at Tsubasacon there was an impromptu tag-team tournament and I got paired up with another guy who also had a Six Samurai deck......good times. Went undefeated that year, but I'm curious as to whether it was luck or if my decks are actually any good.
  16. Power ranger fans from Chicago?

    I'm from West Virginia, but I am a HUGE Power Rangers (and Super Sentai) fan. I still have my Season 1-3 Megazords sitting proudly on display as one of the first things you see when you walk into my bedroom. Wish there was a fangroup for this in my area, but most people I know are too "grown up" to still enjoy the things they liked as a kid. (When will people realize that maturing doesn't mean you stop being a kid at heart?)
  17. Xbox 360 Gaming Group?

    My Xbox 360 Gamertag is KamenRiderGumo. I mostly play Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, WWE '13 WWE '12, WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2011 and WWE All-Stars, but I also have (but have never played online with): Mass Effect 3, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, DragonBall Z: Burst Limit, DragonBall Z Ultimate Tenkaichi, Dead or Alive 4, Soul Calibur 4, Star Trek: Legacy and Ghostbusters: The Video Game. I'm not big on FPS games and my taste for fighting games is limited, but I'm more than willing to try stuff out. Just be warned, I suck at DoA4 (and most "traditional" fighting games) and I'm not a super hardcore gamer at anything. I just play for fun, and I'm looking to make new gamer friends who aren't judgmental about game preferences. I do have a headset, as well as a keyboard for my standard 360 controller (though I prefer the feel of my GameStop wired controller and/or my Ace Edge flight stick set).
  18. Singles Gathering

    Yeah; I'm actually hoping I can meet someone at ACen, too. I know it's a long shot, but it's always worth a try. I've given up on girls in my area; all they want is one-night stands, booty calls,or someone to cheat on their husband/boyfriend (or sometimes girlfriend) with.....I don't go for that. I want a relationship that means something, even if it is long-distance at first. I'll be at the convention all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, cosplaying as a Red Ribbon Army general, but I won't be able to make nay sort of meet-up on Thursday. There wouldn't happen to be another singles event like this planned, would there?
  19. The 2014 Prop Acceptability Checklist

    Okay; this is something I bought at Tsubasacon from their dealer's room for a different cosplay, but it may be an option for what I'm working on depending on what else I can buy/scrounge up/cobble together. It is a non-firing blunderbuss pistol replica made of wood and pewter with an "antiqued" finish. http://www.mysteriouspast.com/images/replicas/flintlock-replica-22-1031-G.jpg What, if anything, would need to be done to this to make it acceptable? If an orange tip is all that's needed, I could probably do something like paint a poker chip orange and stick it over the barrel.
  20. The 2014 Prop Acceptability Checklist

    So, if I read this correctly, the old rules about not having battery-operated sounds, etc. in a gun prop have been lifted?
  21. The 2011 Costume & Prop Checklist

    Well, I just got the costume pieces in today, and the holster is going to be a non-issue as it can't even fit onto the belt I'm using. Will simply tucking the pistol into the belt be alright? If not, then I have no way to conveniently carry it and will have to forgo that particular piece.
  22. The 2011 Costume & Prop Checklist

    Not right away; I'd have to acquire the prop first, and as a general rule I buy the costume pieces before the props. But as soon as I have it, I'll post up a photo.
  23. The 2011 Costume & Prop Checklist

    Well, like I said, I'm just trying to get a feel for everything. In the states I usually travel to it's not an issue. And I actually have another question, in regards to the pistol prop I linked before. My plan is to carry it using a nylon waist holster (it affixes to the belt and cannot be easily removed) that I normally use for my .380 automatic pistol (which, naturally, will be staying at home while I'm at the con). The bright tan-and-black paint job would still be visible and I'm fairly certain (since the toy seems to be a bit longer) that the orange cap on the barrel would stick out the bottom of the holster. Is there any problem with that setup? (If need be I could just tuck the toy into my belt, but for the purposes of the military nature of the costume the holster would be more accurate.)
  24. The 2011 Costume & Prop Checklist

    May I ask what the big deal is about the batteries? Are props not allowed to have any functioning sounds at all? (I'm not trying to argue; just curious.)
  25. The 2011 Costume & Prop Checklist

    Okay - 2013 is going to be my first-ever ACen, and I don't want to screw things up. I'm from West Virginia, and we've got a pretty danged relaxed attitude about guns here. Our state's biggest convention, Tsubasacon, really doesn't even enforce prop weapon checks. You can volunteer for it and they'll look it over, but that's as far as it goes. A friend of mine cosplaying as Lara Croft used a pair of black 9mm-like airsoft guns on her costume and nobody even batted an eye. More or less everyone in this state has grown up around and using real guns and replicas are hardly ever even looked at. I realize, though, that other sates do not have this same relaxed attitude and I want to be absolutely 100% -sure- that I'm going to be within the rules here. My planned cosplay is that of a Red Ribbon Army soldier from the DragonBall anime. The props I intend to use are toys available from Kmart, WalMart, etc., and I want to double-check to make sure that these are acceptable within the guidelines before I purchase them: Rifle Pistol Machine Gun All are electronic with battery-operated lights/sounds (and very choppy and unrealistic ones, at that, but what do you expect for $10?), none are realistically-painted nor do they actually shoot anything (the machine gun's ammo belt just cycles through the gun in an endless loop and nothing comes out of the barrel). Would there be any problems with these? Thanks in advance.
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