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Postby pettruchio » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:59 am

As for cosplay chess that was my idea after a few con goers mentioned they wanted it this year. I had brought it up with the hotel staff at a meeting but the cost of renting a tent so we could have it this year just wasn't feasible. If the weather cooperates next year's dates may allow us to do cosplay chess. That is as far as I took it though. I know nothing about cosplay chess other than I really want to see it. Our Cosplay Director Heather has volunteered to pick it up but you guys are really the experts so you can start planning your ideas so we can get a better feel for what we need.

Like I said at closing ceremonies, we would be doing it outside in the parking lot with a board drawn with chalk.....you guys can keep the details going from there.
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Postby Shadow_Requium » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:45 am

I have only watched cosplay chess before, so if anyone knows exact rules and details I would love the help! ^_^
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Postby D-Maxwell » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:32 pm

i saw it in CT...it the same as normal chess with reguards to who wins each "battle"
here are the links for the one i saw...
part 1
part 2
part 3

there are 9 parts total if you want to see it all
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Postby pettruchio » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:49 pm

Duo, the links didn't work. They came up with a message saying the url contained a malformed id.....
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Postby D-Maxwell » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:56 pm

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Postby Luinta » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:59 pm

Cool.

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Postby pettruchio » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:40 pm

Duo's links made me think of an idea which I will pass on to Heather and I am doing this as well, but does anyone else know of any other links that would be informative to us on the details of cosplay chess?
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Postby D-Maxwell » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:01 am

here is some more info i have found

http://www.geocities.com/sassafrass_bos ... Chess.html

hope it helps
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Postby pettruchio » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:26 am

You guys are awesome!! Thank you.
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Postby PatrickD » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:47 pm

It's WAY too cold outside to do cosplay chess out there IMHO.
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Postby Momiji-k » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:02 pm

PatrickD wrote:It's WAY too cold outside to do cosplay chess out there IMHO.


That very well may be the case and I have asked that we make sure to have a contingincy plan or make sure to keep stressing that it is "weather permitting only".

We did have some 60 degree days at the end of October this year. I know you can't count on it but the staff really wanted to see if it could be done.

You do have a very valid point. We will just have to wait and see.
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Postby Almechazel » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:46 pm

We're alos stil trying to work out the parking issue. If we take part of the lot to make our board, we loose a bunch of parking spaces, and those would have to be set aside very early, because of long-term parking.
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Postby Shiva » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:49 pm

I've enjoyed watching and participating in Cosplay chess at other cons, and think it would be fantastic to have at Baku, though I think it works best when:

1) the players (the two people actually playing on a real chess board and directing the characters in the game) have had some cosplay chess experience

2) some events are planned in advance, while the improv parts such as attacks, defence, and death scenes are prepared by the participants and rehersed directly beforehand (ie. for Anime Boston, we would meet an hour in advance, and I might say "if I'm chosen to kill you, I will do this" so that everyone is aware, etc)

3) Chess players, MC, and characters on the board can be heard when they need to be (ie sound) so that what is happening is clear to both those on stage and in the audience.

4) The characters on the board are visable to the audience.

Although I have no experience in what goes on running it wise, I imagine Chess is probabaly one of the most difficult things to put together event-wise. However, a good chess game is the highlight of the con for a lot of people. Although the logistics will take a lot of working out, I say go for it! :)

Some clips:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FFp543RLpHI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q-y57tMPBNM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XgEuw4WAuKY

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Postby pettruchio » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:07 pm

Just out of curiousity....how many people would be interested in cosplay chess next year? Either being in it or just watching it? I would like to know if it is something that will draw a huge crowd, even it takes place at 9AM on Sunday morning (example, not set in stone). Is this something that a lot of people are interested in?
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