Vice in Paradise: Con Edition Part II

Topic started by gia on Feb. 25, 2009. Last post by HeeroYuy 5 years, 4 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
So, yesterday I told you what NOT to do at an anime convention. So...what DO you do at a con? Here's another top 5 for you guys.

  


In an attempt to relieve some of the negativity of our pet peeves from yesterday, let's talk about our favorite things TO do at cons. I'll start: I love going through the dealer room. This has always been a favorite task of mine...it used to be because I'd buy so much, but now it's because that's when I get a chance to corner all the people I know throughout the industry and catch up (or demand answers to your questions).
Post by OkazukiIchigo (350 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Thanks for the helpful tips...
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
I love helping the economy. My wallet doesn't.
Post by Sonata (35,159 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Great tips I'll definitely keep them in mindXD
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
Only a month to prepare? That's only if you don't cosplay. ;D If you're a cosplayer, prepare months in advance so you aren't sewing like a madman the week before the con. Been there, done that, hate the results. XD
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
RedRoses: Your average first-time con goer probably isn't doing extensive cosplay ;) The one-month rule is really my deadline for travel arrangements, anyway. Usually I have to prepare earlier to get the best rates, and depending on the con, you may have to apply for your press pass pretty early on too :)
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
ooo If this is for the newcomers then I suggest this:
Save up lots of money. Don't forget to eat nutritious things instead of just McDonalds meals because it's cheap. You don't want to get caught having to eat sucky food because you spent TOO much at the Dealers' Room.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
RedRoses: Even as a kid I always set aside money for at least one awesome meal at a cool restaurant :D Of course I'm spoiled; I love sit-down restaurants. I almost never eat fast food anymore, even at cons.
Post by Kiriska (112 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Karaoke. I love con karaokes. It's a great way to unwind after twelve hours of manning an artists' table. x3
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@Kiriska: Nothing beats singing Jam Project's "Skill" while dressed as a Gundam.
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