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Who's going?What are your plans this time?Will CRE Expo affect Sac's numbers?
You know, I have a lot of moments where I'm still shocked people even talk about this con on here. It's not big or amazing, so when all else I see is the big spectacles, I just fucking wonder.Is it just we have that many gulls in Sac, or just the same small handful that come here to shitpost rather than FB?
I'm going with a couple friends for the whole weekend. They've never done a con before, so I'm pretty excited for them! I've personally never done Sac before (mostly Fanime) and I'm not too sure what to expect but it'll probably be pretty lowkey? I'm going to just wear lolita bc it's easy... anyone know if there's gonna be a meet?
>>9590797It's a very insular con. The people who go to sac anime tend to only go to sac anime. I'm going to this event for the sheer WTF factor
>>9591217They're getting away from calling itself an anime con too on the website. Yet, they have the word anime in it's title.What.
>>9591343>They're getting away from calling itself an anime con too on the website. Yet, they have the word anime in it's title.Part of it is branding. They've already amassed a huge rep being known as Sac Anime as well as trademarking the name. They would be pissing away brand recognition if they changed the name.
>>9591016Expect a super young con and sticking with your group
SacAnime doesn't draw too many people from outside of Sac. Also, last I heard, CWF was in limbo for MagWest/CRX so some might come to SacAnime for at least a day for >>9591217
For first timers-Don't bother with the masquerade it's a shit show.Panels can be hit or miss, still waiting for a list of what we're getting.That subway right across from the con's hotel is horrible, don't get their cucumbers.About 10 blocks down the street is a dominos, and if you go down to S st from that dominos there's a Safeway and some decent food shops. It's about a hour walk, but only 5 min drive.Expect tons of kids dropped at the door, and the people who are there to party are fucking insane or really creepy.Between 2 huge 40yr old men stopping me and my friend for our numbers and a drunk girl walking into our room when we opened the door, you get some weird people. Apparently last con we also had neighbors who were crazy loud fighting at 4am.If you have a hotel room bring booze and movies cause there is jack shit to do at nighttime.
>>9592308Head to CWF, that is always solid
I'm 50/50 on going, not sure if I can get the days off from work.>>9591016It is a pretty low key con, but there's several things about it that are pretty mediocre or just straight up bad.Like >>9592308 Says; The masquerade is a shit show, and panels can vary from good to boring as all hell. Most of the reasons I still try to go are because the con usually has some cool guests and it's relatively close.There's usually a meet, I think it's been pretty fun when I've gone. It's probably the most fun I've ever had getting drunk and talking about anime.
>>9592094Curious on why would you think CWF got waitlisted for CRE. The panel is always packed, its a unique idea and its super cheap to run. You'd think that would be enough for an auto in.
>>9593413It's probably due to time constraints, CWF takes up setup time and a large panel space. No one seems to know yet how CRX is even running their panels/events or which space in the con center is being used for them.
>>9593436>CWF takes up setup time and a large panel space.Funny enough their first show at Kraken con was in a tiny panel room with only 3 performers. The show is pretty adaptable
>>9593489If CRX staff is only aware of the large draw at cons like Fanime and AX they might not know that CWF can do scaled down shows too
>>9593620Ironically CWF draws less at AX than at Fanime due to the fact they're in an 80 person room vs one that can sit 1000
>>9591217Ew, why the hell would they have wrestling at an anime convention?
>>9594269It's the drama/trash talking. Think the south park episode. Also I would be down for "real" wrestling like Tiger Mask
>>9594269Florida Supercon and Dragoncon also have pro wrestling events Meanwhile feds like Hoodslam in Oakland often feature characters battles such as Ryu and Ken vs Scropion and Sub ZeroAnime cons are actually a very strong fit for pro wrestling given their story structures, character presentations and overall antics.Take for example how in pro wrestling, both combatants try to do enough moves to build up a super or in their case, a finisher so they can defeat their opponents. Or how the good guys channel the spirit of the crowd in order to build up extra power for a huge attack. Click the link below and try and tell me how this is not similar to the iconic Spirit Bomb scene from Dragonball Z. Heck, even the wrestler's pose is similar to Goku's outstreched armshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZwYWYuqbj8
>>9594297SPW will be providing "real" wrestling afterwards.
>>9594585I know, that's why I'm skipping the masquerade to watch this instead this year.
>>9594992Good choice anon, have some DDP for your troubles
Who else is pumped as fuck!!!
You know, I've lived in this city my whole life and every sac anime was the same fucking thing. I wish there was a better event there like a cool dance or something. Like an actual party. It's hard to find decent friends who like weeb shit like me in this city.
This is weird as hell. I'm right next door (live in Citrus Heights) but this con always seemed like a shit show and I've never actually gone.I hope no one travels more than 50 miles for this.
>>9596355they couldn't even make the new years eve party into a party. It was just a sad room with sad music and awkward weebs standing around at tables
>>9596415drove from SF for it last summer because of friendsit was a 3 hour drive because of traffic. actually it might have been more.
How's the tea party?
>>9596687It's pretty much all con Lolitas as most of the local comm doesn't participate.
>>9596355How is it hard to find weeb people at an anime con?
>>9596415>seemed likeWhich cons do you go to instead?
>>9596834AX, Fanime, comicon, ALA.
>>9596832Not what I meant sorry. It's hard to find weebs that I can stay friends with in this city
Which guest(s) are you most excited for? For me it's Shintaro Kago
>>9599923Roadhog's for me, and the Zelda ones.The site put up the meet up list.Was amazed to see Gorillaz and Dream Daddy on there, but no Pokemon or Smash Bros.
>>9596687It was real weird last time because the organizer used it as a venue to talk about her struggles running it the entire time. It would've been fine if it was just "have some snacks, let's take some pics, ok meet new people and socialize" but she literally did not give us any time to actually talk to the people around us.I think it's going to be run by new people this time around so it might be different.
It's going to be my first time going to this con. I'm really hoping it's not as disappointing as everyone in this thread is claiming it to be, especially since I'm a photog.
>>9600978I always have a good time at this con, but I enjoy different things than most of the party folks. SacAnime usually has really fun guest panels and a nice AA, their autographs are good and the con is near the hotels and cheap parking if you arrive early enough. You should have a good time as a photog too since there's a nice amount of cosplay and near constant gatherings around, especially on top floor.
Still trying to decide whether to go to this. I only live an hour away, but SF Comic Con is the same weekend (also an hour away for me). Anyone been to both? Which is better?If the masq is a shit show does that mean its easy to win, cause if so I might do it.
>>9600984Awesome! Thanks for telling me this anon!
>>9601175It's not easy to win, it's a tight knit group of friends who usually win. Unless you have a child you can throw up there, they always almost instant win because so few enter.
I'll be there it will be my 3rd sacanime. Can't wait to be the BEST Deadpool the cons ever seen. Got some Surprises up my sleeve not just some boring red pool.
>>9601175SF Comic Con is having its first year. Some of the panels look cool. I'm not a fan of SF parking costs though
>>9602917>$15 chinese red body suit with sharpie on it
I'll be cosplaying as shirtless Kiba from Naruto. Looking to do some photoshoots with any cosplay photographers that are going to be at SacAnime. Let me know! :)
Will SacAnime be plagued by the peace bonding third reich this year like Fanime was?
>>9603700since we've had to argue with the staff to bond things probably not. They seriously got annoyed that we tracked them down to bond our stuff because 2 years ago they changed it to any of the staff could do it anywhere. I usually try to get all my crap bonded friday morning so I don't have to worry the rest of the con.
Who's going to CWF?
I'll be there the whole weekend, I'm going as Kaz from MGS Peace Walker
>>9602955Much more then just that lol I would never go to a con wearing just a morphsuit.
>>9591217WTF is with anime cons and having wrestlers at them these days?
>>9606612Wrestling is anime>Super human characters> People fighting using the power of friendship and channels positive vibes to fight through the pain> Characters all have super moves that they build up energy to unleash A good chunk of wrestlers are huge anime nerds. You got Kenny Omega doing Street Fighter moves, New Day dressing up as Final Fantasy characters and Samoa Joe sampling Godzilla music and talking about playing Destiny. Then you got hoodslam which actually has anime and video game characters wrestle. Also many at-con wrestling shows are wrestling and anime themed
>Went to the first SacAnime back when it was at the sunrise mall 13 years ago and I was a happy kidWhere does the time go
im flying in from az lmfao lord help me
>>9612117I'm flying in from Oregon. God help us.
>>9612117>>9612197ya'll niggas crazy
>>9606636>Wrestling is animeNot only because of what you listed, but calling out attacks in anime and manga (as far as Mazinger and Getter Robo I think) comes from wrestling. Hell, one of the first and very influential battle shounens was Kinikuman (aka those MUSCLE candy toys), which was about wrestling.
Anyone else dreading the 112 degree weather?
>>9614587I thought you were joking. I regret my long sleeve choices now.
>>9614587big reason why i'm skipping this yeari'm not touching that with a ten foot pole
>>9614587I've got only 2 costumes that aren't long sleeves, and one of those has a cloak. I'm gonna die.Here's my line up:Friday: Lucoa (suspenders version), Noodle (phase 4 strobelight dress), and Amanda of Dream DaddySaturday: Mipha (with a baby sidon plush) and Kumatora (with a mr saturn plush)Sunday: mage Mimikyu with a light up staffAnyone doing a meet up?...I really should try to go to one of em.
>>9614587yeah probably wont cosplay anymore, I would wear the machi cosplay i just made, but no wig
>try 3D printing a prop for the first time>the smoothing epoxy doesnt set right and the prop is ruined>have to make a shitty last-minute version of the propI-it's a learning experience
>>9615654I'm down to meetup as usual. There's never been more than like 5 of us at a meetup at SacAnime though, not counting the lolitas that only meet each other.
What are about Cafe Hoshi? What are your guys' thoughts on that.
>""Pop Culture With An Anime Twist" is the motto for SacAnime."Oh honey....
>>9616726Had to google them but I'm wondering wtf happened to turn this group of relative cuties with, okay coordination and questionable accessory choices....
Anyone driving from the wine country area tomorrow who wants to carpool?
>>9615841When and where?
so I´m still not there. How is it for cosplayers so far? Is it cool enough inside?
>>9617527Inside is ok, its when you go outside for food and shoots that the heat will get you
>>9616786What the heck is going on here?? Why is there an old lady? Why are all the butlers in normal clothes?? What the hell is with that attempt at a uniform? Who thought this was okay!?
We meeting up today or tomorrow?
>scheduled to work today, tomorrow, and the day afterWelp I was gonna drop in otherwise. Damn.On Sunday I get off before 5 and I work in Folsom so maybe I'll have time to check stuff out.
>>9591217Hahahaha what the fuck. I'm laughing so hard at this poster.
n-no meetup? ;_;
>>9616809Looks like the ethereum guy
>>9617777Not quite sure. Like having an older lady maid can be cute but only if they're actually in uniform. Not in some shitty polyester eBay kimono.As for the casual wear I have no freaking clue.
Ok, where the fuck do I find the place to get my pre-registration badge?
>>9618034Why wait for someone else to set it up? Just setup a time and place. Standard is like either 8 or 9pm in Sheraton downstairs outside of gaming. So just pick a time and place.
It's so fucking hot
>>9618608Thank you anon.
I just got sucked off by a random thot in the elevatorDo you guys think I should get checked for hiv
>that booth with all the Yuri on ice merchWew
>super nice weather for weeks>con comes up>Lol 110 degreesOk no thanks.
>>9618735considering it's california, yes>>9618744>high 90s everyday since april>super nice weatherno.i live here and i'm used to it but i really miss the winter we just had.
>>961875890s is fine for California mid summer dude. My AC is struggling today.
One of the biggest problems with Sac Anime is they're catering towards younger audiences now. Not enough 18+ events. It doesn't help that Sacramento is a huge shit hole. Cons have become super normie no matter where you go, though, and that kind of bugs me too. Zelda panel was fun. Ironically, the voice of Zelda is the biggest normie of them all. Overwatch Panel was a little eh... Roadhog carried the entire panel, Genji seems like a jerk, and Zenyetta wasd trying too hard to be in character. Steven Universe Panel has amazing guests, but as per usual the fandom completely ruined it with their, "MUH NON BINARY AND THIS SHOW KEEPS ME FROM KILLING MYSELF."
>Always see thots walking around>Just really fucking want to ask if they want a fug or succ>But everyone also looks really young or like they already have a boyfriend.>Not desperate enough to go for the ugly ones.
I had never gone to a con proper before. Happy to find a little corner of toku.
How many of you losers are actually local? What do you do with your lives normally so I know where to find you
>>9618898I'm local, have been all my lifeMost of the time I'm just working the laser tag desk at country club lanes
>>9618898I live in Cameron Park and work in Folsom.
>>9618898I'm local. I work for the state.
So who actually went to the wrestling show?
>>9618898Local-ish. Live in Rocklin. Work at a Grocery Store.
>>9619178Which one?I won't stalk you but I work in Rocklin.
>>9619177Sup. Was fun, though I hate that they faked an injury when they treated it as serious. Don't scare us like that! Hope they are a lot more CWF shows like this where they team up with a local Indy and do a double-shot.
>>9619338Any CWF wrestlers you were pulling for?
>>9618898Local. I live and work in south sac, close to elk grove
Anything goin on today? Don't feel like going home yet.
>>9618898Who /north highlands/ here? Or Little Moscow, as we call it
>>9619524I'm a Wendell fan so I was pulling for the People's Champ. Pika Libre wasn't so good but I liked the storyline that lead to the main eventThe Bill Nye they got was pretty good too.
Tea party ("lolita morning tea") was kind of crap and chock-full of itas. They raised the price LITERALLY the day-of by 5 dollars, the "breakfast" was packaged pastry and jell-o, the contest was incredibly ill-planned ("you work as a group...,, but only one of you gets a prize! Hehe!"), and the prizes were hot-glue etsy monstrosities. I can't deny I had a good time anyway, as I had low expectations and went with friends, but damn. What an absolute disgrace. The lady who 'organized' it didn't even dress up and i think she really needed her xanax. Anyone have the deets on wtf is up with her? I got serious crazy vibes...
>>9619830Wendell would have also made a good finalist given how the last show ended.
Just got back from Sacanime. Driving from LA to go to the shitshow of a con. No night life, the security is aids, the people in charge of weapons check are rude and borderline retarded, and the city itself is a shithole. The only thing that made it worth it was my brodies that wouldnt stop shitposting. Don't waste your time going to Sac.
>>9618898I live in placerville.This con was a lot more fun than last summer, even with the heat. Though my lil bro came down from Oregon to hang for it.Just wish more people had pictures up already since I did 3 meet ups this time.Only photo I have on my phone is my Kumatora
>>9619912I heard that she enjoys Lolita, but either isn't actually into wearing the fashion, or is a cosplayer who knows enough about Lolita that she is trying to provide a Lolita event for that community.Personally, I talked with her at length once and she seemed very nice. The weird thing is I keep hearing negative things, but I have not bared witness to these events, so I can't back it up. She also ran one last Sac Anime and the results were super mixed; half of everyone had a "fine" time and the other half were "not so okay" with it, but overall there was no clear opinion on it.
>>9620020Ohh!! I saw you in artist alley! I had a table and you guys passed by me I think late Saturday. You looked awesome and thank you for cosplaying Kumatora!
>>9619912>Pretty sure that all the staff for sac anime are just weird
>>9619990I'm really confused as to why everyone says sac has no nightlife? Are you all under 21 or broke? There are a lot of really nice late night eateries and quiet or loud bars to hang out in along with a ton of late night local events.
>>9619912Wanted to see what kind of shitshow the tea party would be and it did not disappoint.Organizer talked at me when I was trying to buy my ticket on Friday about how much she needed to do for the tea because she doesn't know anything about "our culture" and that she needs to make a profit so she can keep running it. Damn lady I was just trying to confirm that it was at the same time since the website still had last year's info on it.She got all weird when someone accidentally stepped on one of the prizes that were laid out on the floor saying "just because you guys are lolitas doesn't mean you get to be hoity toity and not watch where you're stepping"Also when she started openly complaining about people leaving early was really weird like calm down lady.
>>9619830Pika Libre sucks but CWF was still a good time. Bill Nye should have won it.
>>9619990Agree 100%. I'm a local and I sort of regretted buying a weekend pass but came all days to get my money's worth. Me and my friend were just drinking the whole time. We actually went to the maid cafe for shits and giggles and it was also and mistake. 5 extra dollars on the ticket for a shitty little baby cup of ice cream. That's not food... Also, I feel bad for the 7/11 employees.
>>9620124Sounds really similar to accounts from the last time.
>>9619990who in their right mind drives from LA to sacramento for sacanime? consider this a lesson. my own friends wouldn't recommend this con to me and i live much closer than you to it.
>>9620174Some people actually bought a plane ticket for this garbage.
>>9599923>Shintaro Kagooh what. they got kago? nice nice
>>9620128>Pika libre sucksShe's not my cup of tea but you can't deny how over she was.
>>9620274Who in their right ass mind buy a plane ticket for this con? I live hers and I just went to this because it's local, but I wouldn't buy a plane ticket unless there was a guest I desperately wanted to meet.
>>9618898Elk Grove here. Are we actually doing a gull meetup outside of a con? I'm down.
>>9620274my condolences. i don't know who tricked you into going to sacanime from so far away but you may want to rethink your friendship with them. doubly so because it was a heatwave this weekend.
Gotta hand it to SacAnime though for the hentai/guro artist guests. Toshio Maeda is always a fun guest but really cool to have Shintaro Kago and Peach Momoko there too. Hope they bring them back. Rest of the con still sucks but those guests made it worth it for me.
>>9620671It was so air conditioned though. I don't think the heatwave was a negative this time around since it was pretty easy to avoid the heat>>9620676Yes! I've been following Shintaro Kago for a while. Super glad I got a commission.
Anyone get any pictures of the overwatch voice actors? Mind sharing?
Got commissions from all the Japanese guests and they were all into it!SacAnime was a fun con as usual, always worth with a few people and getting the hotel early enough for those VIP
What sorts of stuff did you guys buy from the stands? Was there any Puyo Puyo Tetris cosplay or merch?
anyone got pictures?
I've got more from dream daddy and the zelda meet up but I'm lazy for now
>>9625357>Dream Daddy cosplayWow it's as cringey as you'd expect it to be
>>9625372oh it was way worse in person. So many unbinded teens with shitty bras. Also they were shitfaces to most Joseph coslayers.
cosplay at sac
man train at sac
>>9625668>Behind the Matt and BeckyThat put you right behind the screaming blue shirt dude
>110 degrees outside>so fucking cold inside the venue I actually needed a sweater I swear it must have been like 65 degrees in the vender hall.