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Postby BlueB3rry » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:23 am

Why do you guys hold it only once a year? I mean it's so fun and cool that maybe it should be held 2 or 3 times a year. Have you guys ever thought of that?

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Postby jreckers » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:52 pm

erm... lol :P

there are other cons ^^, if you'd like a list check out:

www.anime-cons.com
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Postby Almechazel » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:41 pm

Well, the Animation Society of Vermont actually holds two conventions a year. Bakuretsu Con in the Fall and Lore Con in the Spring. Lore con is a gaming con, while Baku is an Anime con. It used to just be one con, but by demand of the people we've made it into two.

We could hold them more often, but sdo much work, effort, and money goes into each event that we just can't do it. It's not really feasible.
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Postby Momiji-k » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:11 pm

In addition to the budget and the time involved in holding the event, you have to factor in attendance. If we were to hold it more than once a year there are many that would only choose one of them. That would make it impossible to rasie money enough to do it and therefore would force the convention to go under and not exist at all.....

Not to mention the fact that we all have lives and jobs and don't get paid to do this. We do this as fans for the fans. It's pretty much all we can give.. unless I win the Powerball lottery, then we will do it all the time. :wink:
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Postby Hunter » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:43 pm

Hey, I'm hoping you win the lottery! :D
I'd love to go to two local anime conventions a year!
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Postby Kirin Folken » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:04 am

... Sorry can't talk long.. the Doctor says I can only have contact with the outside world for 1 minute while i am in rehab.

Most of the staff memebers go into a Rehab clinic after the convention due to lack of sleep, mental stress, emotion stress, drug abuse (MORE CAFFFENIE.. MUST STAY AWAKE), and general fits of depression


doing the con more then once a year must send some of us over the edge... and lose even more of our sanity...

Ok... doctor says to get back to my room now.
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Postby Shadow_Requium » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:38 am

Ah, but the real question is were we ever sane?
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Postby Prince » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:15 pm

Is there a good website for Lore Con, or any information about the 2006 one? I am a MUCH bigger gammer then I am Anime... so I would love to look more into it.

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Postby BlueB3rry » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:37 pm

Well can't you like rent out a place in vermont and have it like every month or weekend and make it so the money that is raised goes to paying the rent and paying staff (-.^) (so they WILL come lol) then have a person with a computer be the dealers room (ordering things for people online. If your more interested i could help but i kind have to sorta go because me teacher (meany) is making me get off :evil:


Theres more i can tell you after school (2:20) is when i get out so if we could talk send me a private message.

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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:34 pm

Get it through your head... They're only going to do the convention once a year. You want more conventions, start going to them. Just sit down and deal with Bakuretsucon once and Lorecon once a year. Don't drive the staff members insane.

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Postby Almechazel » Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:37 pm

I love the enthusiasm for the con, but it's really quite impossble to have it more than once a year. Costs of running it, sanity of staff, need for screeners prohibits more than that.

However, once the Animation Society of Vermont gets itself upright, you'll have something akin to a mini-convention open daily (if I'm not mistaken) where you can go to socialise, watch anime, read manga, and play some classic arcade games.
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Postby Xujof » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:52 pm

Having run a convention I know the stress involved with planning and running one. We played with the idea of running some other event in attempt to fund-raise for the convention proper. We scrapped it because it simple takes too much time and planning to make something run smoothly. You have to remember that 99% of the con staff have day jobs and don't get paid for running a convention like this.

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Postby Momiji-k » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:03 pm

Thanks for adding the extra insight for people. It really is a lot of work and we just aren't physically or mentally able to do it more than we already do. But as Mike mentioned previously, the Anime Society of Vermont is working on doing other small events (like screenings and stuff like that). As soon as we get our lives back on track from the con aftermath, we hope to get the club up and running. Finally!!
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Postby majik » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:51 pm

Hmm.. sounds to me like BlueB3rry needs to start an anime CLUB at school! get together some place with a TV and DVD player, show an episode or part of a movie at each meeting, swap AMVs, discuss costumes, play games, gorge yourselves of pocky..
YEAH.
and planning a group isn't hard! Talk to your teachers about getting a room at the school after classes where you can hang out for, say, an hour or so, watch some shows, discuss, whatever.
Forming an Anime club has other advantages, as well. you may qualify for group rates on admission, and you might be able to work up a functioning carpool to various other cons.
i'm staff on two cons regularly, artist and panelist at about half a dozen more, and dearler's room assistant at a handful of OTHER cons..
it's EXHAUSTING. i've had a massive cold or flu at least 6 times this year alone, and always after a convention, from running myself ragged with the work.
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when we can convert to solar power, it might be a little easier..
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Postby Momiji-k » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:38 pm

Amen to all that!

But I think the Anime Club idea is a great one. Some other benifits are that a lot of companies have special programs for clubs too. Here's a list (sorry, I'm too lazy right now to look up the links. Just go to the company web site and you sould be able to find out more):

ADV has started Anime ADVocates
Central Park Media has Anime University
and Funimation has one too, forgot the name

Check those out for more support on clubs.
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