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AX is in about a month and a half.

lmfao I used the wrong image. Apparently I've been thread shepherd since 2016

Tickets onsale now for Aquors and Super Live (Aimer, May'n, Yuki Kajiura, Sayuri)
TICKET MAP CURRENT AS OF 11PM 5/15/18

Tickets onsale for Kawaii Live Wednesday (premier) and Friday (general) ([email protected], iRis, AKB, Shokotan)

General badges are being sent right now. Premier sometime in June.

Rooster Teeth (RWBY) and Kotaro Uchikoshi (Ever 17, Zero Escape) announced

Old thread >>9874958

>> No.9882839

What are you cosplaying?
Where are you staying?
Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts? Which ones and who are you going for?
What are you looking forward to?

>> No.9882856
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>7 weeks left
>still 19 pounds to lose

>> No.9882899

>>9882856
KETO
E
T
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>> No.9882911

>>9882856
fasting works really well
alternate day fasting if your willpower is on the lower end
don't be a pussy and eat something like 500kcal on your fast days, just drink water or coffee straight black

>> No.9882931
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>>9882899
>doing this right now for colossal
>feel like shit because complete swerve in diet
>getting visible abs though
This diet is a gift and a curse.

>> No.9882942

>>9882856
Start lifting fatty

>> No.9882955

>>9882838
Uchikoshi was a nice addition, but when the fuck are they going to announce voice actors? Did they blow their whole budget on Aquors?

>> No.9882969

>>9882955
Given the timing they'll probably start announcing one thing after another now. I doubt it's that much more expensive this year than last year considering you had just as many musical acts (which was joint funded to begin with).

>> No.9882973

>>9882839
>Cosplaying
Haystack Teruki from Mob Psycho and maybe Johnny Joestar and Chiskai from BNHA.
>Staying
Indigo
>Tickets
Nah
>Looking forward to
Bringing my gf and my not so weeby childhood friend to their first anime con

>> No.9882975

>>9882973
How well have you warned them?

>> No.9882976

>>9882931
You can eat tasty foods, just gotta supplement electrolytes so you dont feel like shit. I have lost a shit ton of weight and feel great.
>>9882955
DESU ax has reached the point where it is a draw in and of itself and the guests dont matter per se.

>> No.9882981

buy my tickets plz.... anyone...

>> No.9882982

>>9882976
>the guests dont matter per se.
speak for yourself

>> No.9882984

>>9882976
Idk one of the reasons AX got so big was because their guests started making significant announcements and screening shows and movies before even Japan. Wasn't it the first place Kimi no na wa was shown?

>> No.9882986

>>9882981
what tickets are you talking about?

>>9882982
while they definitely do matter I haven't been particularly let down by one year but maybe because I've been gunning more for music than anything

>> No.9882995

>>9882975
My gf pretty well because she's got anxiety. My friend not nearly as much for my own ammusement

>> No.9883022

>>9882982
Like ppl will go no matter what guests there are. You have paid for the badges and got your hotel rooms far before they announce anything.
>>9882984
Its like comic con at this point. You know for sure there will be at least decent guests so you buy the tix sight unseen

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>>9882838
Okay, who here has yet to get their passes (to be even sent to you)?

>tfw my badge has been sent (FINALLY)

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>>9882839
>What are you cosplaying?
Leftover cosplays from the past few years plus a new one that’s up in the air atm because the bigger priority is to have money for the dealers hall.
>Where are you staying?
Have relatives so I’m staying with them and just take Lyfts to and back because fuck Uber.
>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts?
Yeah
>Which ones and who are you going for?
Aqours and the last one because Shoko Nakagawa
>What are you looking forward to?
The week long vacation from life and work. Because Hamilton tickets, P!nk tickets, Kingdom Hearts Orchestra tickets, the Gravity Falls Blu-ray set, rent and all these summer movies took a toll on me financially, considering I have a aim of $1K for the shit at the con with $180 spent on the Anisong concert tickets, and I have yet to set aside $120 for the ridiculously overpriced food.

>> No.9883101

>>9882839
>Cosplaying?
Black Frost, and now with the Uchikoshi announcement, maybe bringing out my old Phi cosplay.
>Staying?
Airbnb and just using uber/lyft
>Concerts?
Just Aqours for me, but hoping for some cool DJ announcements.
Looking forward to?
Everything honestly. This is my first AX so even if the guests don’t end up being up to par with previous years, I’ll still have plenty to want to see and do.
Also, checking out Little Tokyo on Day 0. My flight lands early so I’ll have time to poke around LA for a bit.

>> No.9883153

>>9882839
>cosplaying
moon phos, aya asagiri with my girlfriend as tsuyuno for the kawaii live, godoka, mikan tsumiki, kokoro tsurumaki, and maybe another gay ass gem
>staying
an airbnb
>tickets
kawaii live all the way, i love iris and cg and want to get introduced to the other groups
>looking forward to
spending time with my s/o and the dealers

>> No.9883199

>>9882856
Yoga and cardio my whale friend.

>> No.9883204

>>9882838
>Haven't opened up the balcony for Aqours
Uh oh, is that bad? I remembered they opened up the balcony about a week before AX last year.

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Piece of advice for all the wagecucks that are planning to go to AX period.

>plan a year in advance
>file the time off a year in advance
>file the time off on the days you need (including the days off you have during your stay)
>job schedule changes all the time
>tfw I nearly had a PTO/holiday scare and had to file more time off for AX
>tfw I got my Aqours tickets and my pass is literally on the way when this happens

>> No.9883325

>>9882856

lift and do HIIT bitch

>> No.9883341

>>9882839
> What are you cosplaying?
Nero, Dominique de Sade, zaShunina, Pipimi. If I don’t finish one I have Sand Planet Miku as a comfy, casual backup.

> Where are you staying?
Biltmore

> What are you looking forward to?
General cosplay, meet ups, and Menhera-chan. They haven’t announced any other guests I’m really looking forward to.

>> No.9883349

>>9883291
Loser.
I never take time off so when i do they just say okay.
Next month is a money month too so save your extra check you slave.
But just be more frugal.

>> No.9883415

>What are you cosplaying?
Animal Crossing for fun, not really a cosplayer.
>Where are you staying?
Ritz
>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts? Which ones and who are you going for?
Super Live and I'll be going for Kawaii live tonight. My body is ready for front VIP Kajiura power hour!
>What are you looking forward to?
The concerts for sure.

>>9883291
This is happening to me right now and I'm a higher up in corporate. Sometimes it happens to the best of us.

>> No.9883416

>>9883204
They open it when the rest sell out

>> No.9883482

>>9883204
They probably want to actually sell out loge before opening mezz because that's a lot more money

>> No.9883660

Coming back to AX after a 2 year hiatus. Is the Masquerade worth going to? Is Lounge 21 still around?

>> No.9883673

>>9883660
1) No. 2) Yes.
Better to have your own booze in your room but the atmosphere of Lounge 21 is pretty chill at least (when the bands don’t suck).

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>>9882839
>What are you cosplaying?
Captain Harlock and Rei Kiriyama(3-gatsu)
>Where are you staying?
Westin
>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts? Which ones and who are you going for?
Kawaii live, idols are my jam
>What are you looking forward to?
Cosplayers and panels and to hopefully make some new con friends this year too

>> No.9883713

>>9883673
>In your own room
Nigga that's what soda bottles are for.
I always have fill up an entire coke bottle with jackie d and my water bottle has some vodka in it. I snort coke in the restrooms and I take a thc distilate cartridge.

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>> No.9883724

>>9882839
>What are you cosplaying?
Yamagishi Yukako for funsies if I can decide what color to do.
>Where are you staying?
Omni
>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts? Which ones and who are you going for?
Nope.
>What are you looking forward to?
JOJO Escape, I guess??

>> No.9883870

>>9883719
At least it's a Japanese guest and not a Digital Influencer.

>> No.9883871

>>9883660
>Still having to pay for Masquerade
When is AX going to stop charging for an event that is free at every other convention?

>> No.9883888

How's VIP looking? Super live had a bunch open by general sales. Am I screwed?

>> No.9883895

So why does this convention charge for the masquerade? Can't afford the cash prize on its fucking own?
Not even Wondercon and Comikaze charge for that shit

>> No.9883897

>>9883888
quads say you're screwed. i bought my tix already but vip dots didn't pop up all that much before i checked out

>> No.9883900

>>9883895
Because they can get away with it I guess. They would charge the AMV contest if there wasn’t a chance they’d get sued. Honestly wish someone would look into the legality of charging admission to the masquerade when they don’t even pay the people performing. Something about it feels sketchy and plain scummy, especially when not everyone wins even the lowest pity prize pat on the back for their work.

>> No.9883968

>>9883900
>Because they can get away with it I guess.
Literally this, you can also watch the Masquerade entries a week later for free on ACP's Youtube page.

>> No.9883980

Can anyone screencap the seating chart for the concert on July 7?

>> No.9883988
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>>9883291
I only have to burn one day of PTO for AX and that doesn't require supervisor approval.

>> No.9883993

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1GNMdDfarM

>> No.9883999

>>9883980
you can literally go to the website yourself

>> No.9884000

>>9883993
It sounds like she's talking with water in her mouth

>> No.9884003

Shame what happened to that old AX thread that lasted several months.

>> No.9884011

>>9883999
kawaii live is premier only. can you show us what's seats are left? any vip?

>> No.9884030
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Hi guys I dont mean to bother by posting a photo of myself but I really want to cosplay this year but I have no idea what I would be able to pull off. Does anyone have any ideas for me? Im short and skinny if it matters

>> No.9884037

>>9884030
begone thot

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>>9884030
>Does anyone have any ideas for me?
Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things.

>> No.9884147

>>9884030
Cosplay as your favorite twink

>> No.9884181

What is the vaping policy for AX this year?

>> No.9884186

>>9884144
I get that comparison a lot, just it might be hard to find an outfit that would really distinguish who I'm cosplaying, I'd probably end up looking like a regularly dressed person

>> No.9884197

>>9883724
Oh shit I forgot about the escape room. I hope they sell the merch it had in Japan

>> No.9884213

>>9884011
Vip is gone. It basically looked like the aquors concert after the first hour. Most of center was gone pretty fast from what my friends showed me.

>> No.9884223

>>9884186
Carry a walkie-talkie or get a friend to shave their head and wear a dress

>> No.9884233

>>9884186
Naaaaaaah, I was just kiddin'. Scram, you little rascal.
>>9844476
>>9844476

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>>9882838
Semi decent orchestra seats left are limited. After those are gone, enjoy the shit seats

>> No.9884353

>>9882973
Bringing first timers is an experience all in its own. I hope they have fun too, anon!

>> No.9884355

>>9883025
Still haven't :( but I bought it late April so perhaps its a little to early to say

>> No.9884358

>>9883066
> take Lyfts to and back because fuck Uber.
My man

>> No.9884361

>>9883415
Which character from Animal Crossing? That sounds so cute

>> No.9884362

>>9883673
What makes the masquerade not worth going to?

>> No.9884364

>>9883025
Mine just arrived yesterday. I bought it early to mid March.

>> No.9884367

>>9884213
Damn, I didn't expect it to be this popular. Thanks for updating.

>> No.9884370

>>9884197
Its not an escape room, its a puzzle. you sit down with 5 other people and solve a puzzle

>> No.9884377

>>9884364
>>9884355
I ordered mine around April and it just started shipping to my location a few days ago.

>> No.9884394

>>9884362
Cringe hosts and cringe skits and little to no payoff. Unless you’re in the front row, you won’t see any details of the costumes. And unless you’re drunk or have friends to heckle with, it’s rarely fun. Now and then you’ll get a decent skit or walk-on that isn’t just striking two poses and walking off stage with Imagine Dragons blasting on the speakers but after going for several years it’s just not worth waiting around for 2+ hours or spending money on that thin hope I’ll get 2 minutes of entertainment when I could be spending my time better chilling in a comfy hotel bed. If it was free it’d be a decent place to kill time, but not when they’re charging money for it.

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>>9884325
>>9884325
The 500 and 100 section ones closer to the inside aisles and closer to the front are a bit better than the ones you circled. The layout is way more compact than the seating chart makes it seem.

>> No.9884481

>>9884410
Where’s the 500 and 100 section ones you mentioned?

>> No.9884490

>>9884362
The only reason I want to go is to see some quality costumes. Instead we get to sit through 30 cringey live-action fanfics that nobody gives a shit about because AX bases 50% of entrant score on "performance". On fucking Saturday night, the last thing I want to be doing is sitting through a poorly produced grade school talent show. Back when the Masquerade was in the Nokia theater, imo the experience was worth the cost due to the superior lighting, acoustics and seating.

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>>9884481
Being closer to an center-facing aisle like this means there will be less people standing directly between you and the stage which is especially important considering a large part of the crowd will stand up for the entire concert waving light sticks.

>> No.9884548

>>9884505
>stand up for the entire concert
i agree it's an important point. as a very short person i get super pissed off at this. i can't really move around in assigned seating or know beforehand if a tall person is in front of me.

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Officially seven weeks to go until day 1. How's everything looking so far, gulls?

>> No.9884553

Did anybody buy the early tickets for the kawaii live?

How many seats are left?

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>>9884551
Hoping and praying the job I applied for doesn't need me until after the con. They called for an interview and I'm worried.

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>>9884551
>mfw schedule and position changed
>mfw I had to rush HARD to add more days off to make sure no one takes the days off I need for AX (which thankfully isn’t the case, I hope)
>mfw it’s even more bullshit that some of the days off I applied were applied a year ago
>mfw I now have to wait until the days off are approved
>mfw all this shit happened when my badge shipped and I finally got my Love Live tickets
>mfw I still have to make a cosplay to boot

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>>9884551
>NEET with no money and have to sell my stuff to afford an AX badge

All my bad life choices are catching up to me

>> No.9884582

>>9884551
Great! I got a really nice room for myself this time and managed to score single digit front row seats to the concerts I care about.

I haven't been so excited for the con in years, I forgot how nice it is.

>>9884553
I'm told VIP was sold within an hour but it's possible the system glitched. I checked out really early so I couldn't watch the chaos.

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Are the lounges worth it?

How 2 get into the epic Fakku party lmo

>> No.9884586

>>9884585
piggybacking on this, hows premier lounge? is it pretty full usually?

>> No.9884587

>>9884582
It was actually the smoothest sale of the five total sales. They even let premier pick seats still. It'll be auto select on Friday though

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>>9884585
win tickets

>> No.9884637

>>9884585
Lounge 21 will have some bands playing, on preshow last year both maids and butler's performed.

>> No.9884669

>>9884585
Has a party for this year even been announced yet?

>> No.9884680

>>9884585
>>9884669
I'm new and have no idea what's going on. Is the 21+ crowd offered a bunch of nightlife options? Outside of room parties.

>> No.9884681

>>9882839
>Cosplaying
Lupin III-first cosplay. Have the shirt, tie, and belt still need the pants and jacket and prepping sideburns
>Staying
Airbnb close to the center
>Concerts
No concerts, keeping it lean as its first big con and I'm not really into LoveLive or the other stuff they have
>Looking Forward
First big trip I've traveled for to the West Coast (form the midwest). Seeing all the different cosplays and meetups and making new friends, taking pictures and doing other fun stuff in LA. Also meeting a special ladyfriend...

Badge shipment WHEN

>> No.9884695

>>9884680
Ax has a lounge 21, where you can buy alcohol and sometimes they have someone on stage. Fakku has a rooftop party that's 18+

>> No.9884698

>>9884669
>>9884585
A fakku employee answered in the last ax post, he knows they'll do it, and thinks friday

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>>9884695
>18+
Great. Loud teens thinking they're hot shit cause they're legal nation wide and in college

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>none of the premierfags bothered screencapping the seat chart for the Japan Kawaii Live for everyone else that had to wait

>> No.9884750

>>9884747
The Premierfags were too busy buying tickets so now their codes are used. I had some premier ask for an update today and no one has an unused code to look at the map.

>> No.9884753

>>9884750
The only map I've seen was ten minutes in (a minute before seats expired) and probably through row p300 and k200/400

>> No.9884754

>>9884750
There was no time to screencap, I'm sorry. I even had my order clear out once in the middle of checkout for no reason.

>> No.9884810

>>9882839
>What are you cosplaying?
Akane Kurashiki (hell yes uchikoshi), louisa ferre, and either Kaede Akamatsu or Moon Phos if I get my shit together and finish the costume/lose a little more weight.
>Where are you staying?
My apartment in burbank
>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts?
Nope! I would've liked to go to Aqours but I'm poor.
>What are you looking forward to?
It's my first AX, so seeing some cool cosplayers, mostly!

>> No.9884816

>>9884810
There will be more cosplayers than you can shake a stick at

>> No.9884833

>>9882838
>>9882839
>What are you cosplaying?
Labcoat mercy
>Where are you staying?
Mayfair
>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts? Which ones and who are you going for?
Sadly no, I love idols but I was only really interested in CG and I'm trying to save money.
>What are you looking forward to?
Spending quality time with my bf & playing magic with him, cosplaying/seeing all the cosplayers, mega64 panel

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>>9882839
>What are you cosplaying?
Gained too much weight since last year, just working out to better myself this time around. Might repair shovel knight for day 2.
>Where are you staying?
Friends apartment nearby.
>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts? Which ones and who are you going for?
Debating AKB but not likely.
>What are you looking forward to?
Merch, artist alley, maybe some manga, and meeting up with people ove befriended since last AX.

>> No.9884902

>>9884394
>>9884490
I'm so glad I asked. I'm not going anymore

>> No.9884903

>>9884563
Just let them know that you have something planned ahead of time with expenses already paid. They wouldn't skip over you as an applicant because of something like that. It's common courtesy and expected of a future employee to give notice like that. Don't worry!

>> No.9884907

>>9884551
>So far, so good. There's been some bumps in the road along the way but everything's coming up Milhouse
The pre-made portions of my costume are on the way, the handmade portions are about half-way finished, and the rest of my outfit is already in my closet. I'm getting really close to hitting the limit for my budget, but I think everything is in order.

>> No.9885013

>>9882838
Do I really gotta get there at 4 am for a good chance at an autograph ticket

>> No.9885059

Any ticket updates? I hope it's not too bad tomorrow.

>> No.9885091

>>9885013
Maybe earlier. People really do camp out. But as far as I know no idols are having autographs

>> No.9885099

>>9885013
it depends on who it is and how many autograph sessions they have. ie TM Revolution had one autograph session when he came. People lined up for him early. The lesser known artists/producers will have less people going for them so they'll be easier to get.

It also depends on who else is on the docket that day because you get one autograph ticket at a time. If the person you want has a lot of other big names on that day you have a better chance than if the person you want has a bunch of less popular people that day. It never hurts to have backup choices in case the person you want runs out.

Also pay attention to whether or not they have industry signings because those may have different rules. Isuna Hasekura was at Sekai Project and for him if you bought stuff or pledged to the Kickstarter you would get a ticket for it. Some are industry only like Kawasumi last year and that was a nightmare to get.

>> No.9885112

>>9885091
Fuuuuuck but good thing idc about gal groups or this concert nonsense itt would give me an aneurysm
>>9885099
You think Uchikoshi will have as big of a turnout? Hopefully he won't garner as much of a line as pretty singers. Think he may to multi signings but since there's no schedule yet I'm not sure who else is doing autographs. Since he's industry I'll keep on eye whether I need to do special requirements. Thanks for the advice

>> No.9885118

>>9882839
>What are you cosplaying?
I'm mainly working on a costume for the masquerade with a team.

>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts?
Was too slow to get tickets.

>What are you looking forward to?
I've been working on my masquerade costume since last year so I'm excited about debuting it.

>>9882973
What day are you cosplaying Teruki?

>> No.9885127

>>9884810
>zero escape and megaten

We are kindred spirits, anon

>> No.9885259

>>9885118
There are still tickets available for both concerts though

>> No.9885361

> Anime Expo has posted an image on Facebook
Gee maybe it's more guest announcements
> Butler cafe advertisement
FUUUUUUUCKKKKKK YYYOOOOUUUU

>> No.9885362

>>9885112
I think you're ok for him. He'll probably have multiples.

By industry I meant who is running the autographs. AX guests (ax paid) are obligated to give free public autographs. Industry guests (provided by companies ie. Aniplex for kawasumi) can do whatever their company wants including none at all

>> No.9885387

>>9885259
Thanks for telling me but I wanted to get tickets for the LL concert but I missed the release date so I'm not sure if it's still worth it to pay $60 for tickets all the way on the sides.

>> No.9885404

Does anyone cosplay pre-show day?

>> No.9885405
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>>9885361
Sign me up. Better than a maid cafe with cringe fresh out of high school girls and fat blackaboos.

>> No.9885408

>>9885405
wheres my gaijin ikemen :(
soul crushing senpai

>> No.9885414

I'll keep the 'let's find buddies' autism to when it gets closer.

I'm spending the summer doing internships and a class at a college in LA. How terrible is the traffic downtown on the day of the con? As bad as any other day of traffic.

>> No.9885416

>>9885404
I haven’t cosplayed day 0 in years mainly because most of it was spent getting badges and no hotel. Now that they’ve mailed them and I have a room for July 4 I might hang around in something comfy and casual.

>>9885405
Butler cafe has become a tradition for me since they started the 18+ shows. One of my friends is in it and it’s always a blast since the butlers actually look like they’re having fun. Haven’t tried the maid cafe though. How is it?

>> No.9885454

>>9885416
Havn't been the AX's. I'm Midwest and the girls here are yuck tier with a side of an actually cute one.

>> No.9885475

>>9885118
Depends on what other costumes I bring. I might only bring one other so I'll probably do Teruki (at least the wig) multiple days because it's fun seeing peoples reactions

>> No.9885477
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9885477

Same tee be ach familials

>> No.9885479

>>9885387
Real talk: do you want to see them live? Because this is probably the only time this will be stateside

>> No.9885481

>>9885416
This is a stretch but I went to the maid cafe back in like 2012. I don't think they had the 18+ versions back then but it was awful. Paid like $25 to sit down at a table with me, my friend, 5 others and the maid. The maid then asked everyone questions and everyone but my friend and I were super awkward. Then everyone played board games for like 5 minutes, the maids did some weird dance and it was over. Afterwards you got to take a polaroid with yo

>> No.9885482

>>9885481
don't know why this posted mid sentence... Anyways you then got a polaroid with your favorite maid but I was annoyed at paying $25 for this shit so I had every maid come up for my picture. That was the only fun part about the whole thing

>> No.9885511

>>9885482
The maidreamin sessions were good because you had pros on deck. They didn't serve tables individually but roamed the room and tables had assigned American maids. I've been to two or three and last year's was better than the previous year

I can recommend the night cafe. I've been to a few and I haven't seen someone not have fun in there.

>> No.9885533

>>9882839
>Cosplaying
If I can make it, a Ludicolo mascot outfit and Knuckleduster from MHA: Vigilantes
>Staying
My place in Lakewood and just going to drive there early
>Looking forward to see
First time cosplaying and attending an event, so everything

>> No.9885579
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9885579

>>9884907
Update: My costume came in today and it's way too small. My will to live is fleeting

>> No.9885581

>>9885579
Can you return it? I tend to order larger after mishaps in the past. Now that I have a dress form my size it'll be easier to quick fix small edits.

>> No.9885584

>>9885475
Awesome! I'll have to try and get your photo.

>>9885479
That's a good point.
I'll might just suck it up and get tickets.

>> No.9885607

>>9884585
If you give a handy to any of the guys with a fakku badge, they'll bring you into the party. Worked with me last year

>> No.9885627

Who in queue here

>> No.9885639
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>>9885627
>got my tickets
>can’t pick my own seat
>dunno if I have a center area or not
>dunno if my seat is even a good seat period

>> No.9885640

>>9885639
you should've used the seating map , anon

>> No.9885641

Welp I got row J 401

>> No.9885648
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>>9885640
There was no seating map, dingus.

>> No.9885652

>>9885640
They disable seat map during the rush.

>>9885641
That's actually a decent seat because it should be on the aisle. I'd pick that over a lot of the other seats right now

>> No.9885654

>>9885648
>he clicked choose best seat available

AH HA HA HA

>> No.9885655

>>9885648
>>9885652
i meant using the seating map from the microsoft theater website to get a sense of where they placed you

>> No.9885657

>>9885654
It only had best, orchestra, loge in the drop down at 6:09pm

>> No.9885661

>>9885657
Actually it still only has best, orchestra, loge right now. No seat select yet

>> No.9885662
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9885662

How good is this?
I got this area in the circle

>> No.9885665

>>9885662
Ok because it's on the aisle. Something like row w?

>> No.9885666

>>9885641
That's definitely a good spot, the aisle seat means you won't have anyone standing between you and the stage.

>>9885662
Pretty good also. You'll be able to see the stage well from there, the seating sections aren't nearly as large or far away as they seem on the Showclix map.

>> No.9885724

were there any VIP seats during general sale?

>> No.9885735
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>>9884551
Pretty good. Somehow, I feel it's hard to stay motivated to lose weight for the cosplay, but I really want to look good in the pictures, as well as having a bit more stamina for walking around all day. Shit's coming up quick, and I have to be on my A-game.

Very excited overall. Waiting for the commissioned cosplay to be done, then I can make any alterations before the con if needed. I have all the other stuff, though I'm nervous to style the wig.

>> No.9885756

>>9885724
No. Those were gone within fifteen minutes

>> No.9885758

>>9885756
during premier sale? damn.

>> No.9885761

>>9885758
Idol fans are hardcore but there's less of them in number (besides love live)

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>>9885761
>idol fans
>hardcore

>> No.9885790
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9885790

Damn $85 is a lot for just wanting to see Shokotan.

Who else /loge/ here?

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>>9885790
I’m only going in for Shokotan and I spent $85 because this shit will never happen again.
>tfw my paycheck only had room for one concert
>tfw I chose this over the School Of Rock musical
Shit better be worth it

>> No.9885792

>>9885791
My friends were not down with spending the $85 so we all settled for loge.

The previous anisong matsuris were lit so I'm sure you'll have fun.

>> No.9885820

>>9885414
It's bad because it's also holiday traffic

>> No.9885826

>>9885789
Given that the concert and the tickets for said concert is for idol fans makes kpop irrelevant to the topic. Yes, everyone knows kpop fans make even less sense than idol fans

>> No.9885827

>>9885820
LA traffic just sucks period

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>me if I find someone cosplaying a chracter I like

>> No.9885851
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What is your biggest regret/moment that still haunts you to this day that happened at AX?

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9885862

>>9885851
Evangelion Anniversary panel

Last year's Day 1 line

>> No.9885903

>>9885862
tell about the eva anniversary panel please

>> No.9885927

>>9885903
Probably just the fact it was a waste of time and money

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>>9882838
>Japan Kawaii Live still has no seat selection
I guess this was the only to combat the problem after all.
Either way, I hope Shokotan performs first, because the others I have no interest in.

>> No.9886128

>>9886127
even super live had seat selection a few hours after sales opened. what the fuck is going on

>> No.9886130

>>9886128
Like I said, I think that was the only way to combat the problem the previous two general sales had, but at least the others had the decency to put seating back after a day or 2

>> No.9886141

>>9885584
There's people selling below face value in the ax subreddit

>> No.9886143

>>9886127
They probably just forgot to switch it back on.

>> No.9886182

Dan Salvato, from DDLC just got anounced

>> No.9886184

>>9886130
Either whoever turns on seat select clocked out for the weekend or they just want to hide how badly jkl sold compared to the other two

Equal chances for both

>> No.9886216

Does anyone know when the online registration for the karaoke contest usually goes up?

>> No.9886233

>>9885903
>friend and I literally only wanted to go in order to see the concert performance
>ticketed event; cost extra
>took place in large room next to West Hall
>everyone brought inside on time
>30 minutes in, event still not started
>separated from friend, so we tried texting each other during the show
>shit ton of staff going up and down the walkways repeatedly telling audience to not use their phones
>decide not to use phone
>event finally fucking starts, it's random ass literally who MC who kicks things off
>as a presenter he's okay, but you can obviously tell he and the staff are under a lot of pressure because they're 30 minutes late to start the event.
>announces Yoko Takahashi onto the stage
>she does the OP. pretty awesome.
>I think she also did another song? don't remember.
>that's done; event is nowhere near over
>it's a "reunion" panel so they got all of the voice talent (for the english dub) they could for evangelion onto the stage
>they didn't get Shinji, instead they played a voice message from him
>they DID get the guy who voiced EVA Unit 01 (???)
>They had them all read scripts aloud from each of their characters
>they have the EVA Unit 01 guy just scream on stage
>all the voice actors on stage have an air of "I haven't even seen this shit in 20 years and they're treating me like I know all of this shit"
>cringe cringe cringe fucking everywhere

(1/2)

>> No.9886235

>>9886233
>MC awkwardly transitions to the cosplay competition
>MC announces a set of voice actors to stay on stage for the competition to be judges
>apparently there's a mistake and he dismisses those voice actors from the stage, brings up the VA for asuka and also brings up Yoko Takahashi
>Yoko Takahashi looking confused as fuck as to why she's on the stage
>everyone in cosplay heads up on stage
>typical Reis and Asukas going up, that one Shinji with the Eva mask, some Kowarus, one Gendo, and an Eva Unit 01 iirc
>MC asks the judges for their opinions on the cosplay
>both of them obviously have no idea what to do in order to judge cosplay and just tell everyone they did a great job
>MC is like "shit I was relying on them to pick a winner what the fuck do i do"
>asks audience to cheer for best cosplay
>goes down the line
>everyone gets cheers
>Gendo and Unit 01 get a distinctly louder set of cheers
>MC is sweating bullets because he can't tell the difference in audio
>fuck it
>MC gives it to the Unit 01 because it looked like he spent more time on his cosplay even though the Gendo looked arguably better (he was also in character which was fun).
>MC doesn't know how to end the fucking panel
>invites all the talent back onto stage
>goes down the line of VAs and asks them for final words
>Asuka VA takes the chance to plug blood donation (???)
>everyone else is generic response
>close it off with another round of Yoko Takahashi singing the OP

>reunite with friend
>both miserable and felt ripped off
>during the concert, like a dumbass, she tried to record the concert
>she got pulled aside by staff and was threatened to be banned from next year's Anime Expo
>forced to delete video and turn off phone

>next year
>cowboy bebop reunion with the same company who did the eva anniversary event
>never noped harder in my life

I left out a lot of details. It's been a while so I don't remember it that well off the top of my head.

>> No.9886267

>>9885581
I just messaged the seller. Crossing my fingers till they're blue rn. It's absolutely my fault, I looked at the Amazon sizing chart instead of the one in the description. I was too eager to buy it at that good of price. I'll definitely be more careful in the future, but now I wonder if I'll even be able to fix this now.

My lasts options are A) someone buys my costume from me B) my friend who also bought the wrong size is willing to give hers to me and I buy the right size expedited to her C) The seller and I can work out an exchange. The stress my get me before a solution comes.

>> No.9886279

>>9886182
Neat.

>> No.9886318

>>9886233
>>9886235
If it makes you feel better your description is more fun than the actual event probably was

>> No.9886418
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>>9882839
>What are you cosplaying?
Sailor Jupiter! Made it a few years ago for Halloween and now I have to revamp it to make it presentable for daytime. Maybe yellow dress Asuka for a casual outfit. My BF and his friends are pondering going as the Body Improvement Club and I hope they all agree to it!

>Where are you staying?
Air B&B nearby

>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts? Which ones and who are you going for?
Nah

>What are you looking forward to?
Just being there in general. This is the first time my group of friends get to hang out since we all live in different states.

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>>9886182

It's...nice that he's going to be there, I guess? I mean I'm admittedly a fan of DDLC and all but I'm not sure how I'm supposed to react to this. Poor bastard is going to have some cringey experiences once this is all said and done though, boy howdy.

>> No.9886446

>>9886419
Its basically the same as whenever a writer, author, or mangaka shows up. Ask questions, say hi, get his autograph, whatever. I'm sure he expects memes, tin foil hattery, and theories that may or may not be correct. Maybe he announces his next project.

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>mfw I finally got my badge today

And now, the waiting game.

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Can somebody help me with this? I’m selling my concert tickets, do I tell the people I’m selling them to to PayPal me the money and then send in the name change request?
Sorry I’ve never sold concert tickets before, don’t know how to do anything.

>> No.9886461

>>9886419
Isn't he also going to a con in Canada? I'm sure he's braced himself if he's planning a "tour"

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9886465

>mfw I finally got my badge today

And now to play the waiting game.

>> No.9886466

>>9886465
lmao you deleted your post to add an image
kawaii

>> No.9886477

>>9886466
It was a gif I originally posted but that turned into a jpg instead. Fuck this new iOS update

>> No.9886483

>>9886459
always get your money first

>> No.9886507

>>9886184
kawaii live sales were pretty intense during premier selection, so i don't think it's to hide poor sales. no vip left by general sales.

>> No.9886586

>>9886507
I'm talking about the general sales. Both Aquors and JSL sold like hotcakes. Right this moment for JKL you can get four tickets next to each other and still be in the center section, single letters of the alphabet. Hell I just got F110 for a single ticket which means the wings are still very empty.

>> No.9886588

What hotel are you guys getting? Would love JWMarriott but it is way too expensive.

>> No.9886599

It's going to be my first time. What's the first thing i should do? I'm going pre show and 1-4

>> No.9886601

>>9886459
pick up your concert tickets so you don't have to fuck around with that later on

>> No.9886626

i know im probably late buttt, ive been looking for roomies for ax and idk anyone in my comm going or friends (im not from usa). is anyone here looking for roomies? or is there somewhere i should be looking?

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9886631

>>9886507

It's definitely selling worse though. Good for me, picking up tickets for SO and I.

>> No.9886690

I'm looking for somewhere to stay as well. Right now the cheapest thing I've found is Little Tokyo Hotel which a friend confirmed to be in a good spot.
>>9886626 would you like to get in contact? Omoidasu#6911 on discord

>> No.9886691

>>9886626
I've seen others looking on the ax reddit page and 3 years ago I posted on Cosplay dot com and met some cool people who I've roomed with every year since

>> No.9886698

Anyone else in the boat of not getting your badge yet? Still hasn't even been sent out yet feelsbadman.

>> No.9886712

>>9886698
maybe you should have bought it earlier???

>> No.9886714

>>9886712
I bought mine back in the first week of March, they've already said date bought and shipping them out doesn't matter, it's all random.

>> No.9886715

>>9886712
oh anon,

>The date when you purchased your badge(s) does not determine when it will be shipped.

>> No.9886717

>>9886714
>>9886715
then why does everyone who bought their badges during black friday already have them?

>> No.9886721

>>9886717
Ask Eventbrite then, on the anime expo website it says multiple times that it's sent out in batches, and purchase date doesn't matter. I know someone who bought their ticket two weeks ago and they already got it on Friday.

>> No.9886784

>>9886631
Dammit. I was hoping it would sell better so they would open the balcony. I blew all my money on aqorus vip and cant justify 60 more for just CG.

>> No.9886792

>>9886784
lol they haven't even sold out aquors loge. I think the demand isn't enough to open any of the mezzanines even if they were to sell out the current available seatings for any of the concerts

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From the fashion show announcement.

>> No.9886899

>>9885851
didn't fuck the trap at the meet

>> No.9886941

>>9886690
added!
>>9886691
ill try again, thank you.

>> No.9886946

>>9886599
Get your swag bag I guess. Line up early for the preshow

>> No.9886951

>>9886717
They ship from denver, same company as sdcc is doing them. I bought in Jan and have them

>> No.9886960

>>9886946
>swag bag
>a lanyard and program in a bag

>> No.9887033

>>9886960
Might be one of those large event bags that collectors pay for

>> No.9887044

>>9886946
How early should i get there to preshow? Im not sure if im working the 4th but if i am I'll probably be able to get there exactly at 6.
Is it usually packed already?

>> No.9887128

>>9886960
>>9887033
Weren't people paying like $50 for those ridiculously huge FF14 bags last year?

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>>9887128
>$50
As a XIV fag I would have. Got a picture of it?

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>>9887131
I'm 5'6 and this thing would almost touch the ground if I had it over my shoulder

>> No.9887141

>>9887140
phew

got like 4 of these from E3. thought I missed it. E3 version doesn't have the AX logo on it, too.

>> No.9887143

>>9887140
Just a few cms off but close in height. Yeah, I'd have bought it. Now I really wish I cold have gone last year. Can't believe Stormblood is over a year old now.

>> No.9887164

>>9887140
Some girl I know snagged like eight of these to make a dress out of

>> No.9887487

>>9886717
I bought mine on black friday and they're arriving tomorrow.

>> No.9887491

>>9887164
fucking cringe.

>> No.9887493

>>9887128
What..? I should sell my extra too lol

>> No.9887507

>>9887493
they sell for 3 bucks max on ebay

>> No.9887543

>>9887507
Damm missed opportunity

>> No.9887567

>>9884572
Oh me too. I probably have to cancel otl. I'm deciding by friday, and then I'm selling my badge. Not sure if anyone wants it, though.

>> No.9887575

>>9887567
there will always be someone who wants it. if you bought it cheap you have a bigger profit margin.

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>>9886631
>a concert with goddamn AKB48 and fucking [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS failing to sell out
Shiiiiiiiiiiit

>> No.9887773

>>9887768
times are a changin

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>>9886698
You're not alone, my man

>> No.9887901

>>9886946
Would you have to wait in that ridiculous long badge pickup line to get the swag bag or is there a separate line?

>> No.9887942

Dumb Question,
Could I sell snacks as an attendee.

>> No.9887943

>>9887901
This year swag bag pick up and registration are different lines

>> No.9887951

>>9887943
There is a god

>> No.9887960

>>9887943
Bag pickup line will be the new reg line.

>> No.9887992

>>9887960
But here's the thing, you don't HAVE to pick up a bag.

>> No.9888002

Hey gulls I really need your help, are there any cheap hotels within walking distance to a shuttle stop? There's some major complications to my booking and I need to get something else.

>> No.9888006

>>9887942
No, gawd what a stupid question

>> No.9888008

>>9887768
>10 minutes in after general sales started
>Get Row C Orchestra seat
Kek

>> No.9888013

>>9887768
AKB48 are bringing their younger lesser known team. They did it last time in 2010 and I saw some AKBfags back then stormin pissed from the autograph room when they realize the girls weren't the girls they were hoping form

>> No.9888015

>>9888002
Hotel Figueroa opened up on the AX block.

>> No.9888025

>>9888015
Aw man everything is available but the 8th? Still that's not bad, thank you anon.

>> No.9888028

>>9888025
Meant to say this but forgot, is everything listed on the site on the shuttle route?

>> No.9888031

>>9888008
They still had row C on the sides like two hours after it started.

>> No.9888041

>>9888013
I think they did bring big names to the concert but they skipped autographs to go have fun in LA instead. With that said the problem with both imas and akb is that they aren't massively known in America. Love live has full court press going with the game, anime, and delayed viewings of concerts. What does imas have? Fucking nothing in English because Bandai Namco are idiots. AKB never had a chance because their while shtick is being able to see and meet them and not just once a decade

>> No.9888080

>>9888028
No the onlys listed that don't have shuttles are the Marriott properties, Hotel Indigo, and Luxe since they are very close and within a 10 min walking distance.

Also, the Commerce Casino Hotel in East LA and The Line Hotel in Korea town don't have shuttles since they are very far but are part of the hotel block.

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9888083

>>9888080
Oh god I'm about to book the Line. It says on the schedule from last year that it is though. They keep those the same, right?

>> No.9888113

>>9887575
I bought it in january at something like $90.

>> No.9888144

>>9888080
>The Line Hotel in Korea town don't have shuttles since they are very far
Source? They had shuttles last year and with decent amount of people in them too, I don't see why they'd remove it this year.

>> No.9888149

>>9888144
ntayrt I asked them on twitter if they're keeping it and waiting for a reply

>> No.9888194

>need to save money to spend at AX
>need to lose weight in less than two months time

....is eating cheap but nutritious food like hard boiled eggs and salad killing two birds with one stone?

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>>9888194
>saved up $200 so far for the con
>was originally $380, but that shit went to the Aqours and Kawaii Live concerts at AX
>saving $120 every week until con time
>originally had more but tickets for Hamilton and the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra wrecked me so hard (had to skip out on getting tickets to the School Of Rock musical when Aqours tickets went up on sale)
>tfw 6 more weeks of torture

>> No.9888221
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>>9888194
>saved up $200 so far for the con
>was originally $380, but that shit went to the Aqours and Kawaii Live concerts at AX
>saving $120 every week until con time
>originally had more but tickets for Hamilton and the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra wrecked me so hard (had to skip out on getting tickets to the School Of Rock musical when Aqours tickets went up on sale)
>tfw 6 more weeks of torture

>> No.9888222

>>9888194
Are you exercising too?

>> No.9888235

>>9888222
yes
Any tips on good workouts are also appreciated
aside cardio and squats

>> No.9888239

>>9888221
I feel it, anon. I'm trying to save too but I'm also debating on a new cosplay, not that I have any as it stands...
Speaking of which, and as I'm a first time AX attendee....just how hot is the con center inside? This will greatly factor if it's even worth going in a cosplay (more so if its long sleeve) or not.

>> No.9888247

Does anybody have any pictures of Jesus-kun from last year's AX?

>> No.9888252
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9888252

>30+ voice actors
>english voice actors

>> No.9888256
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>This dumbass
https://twitter.com/ElfGrove/status/993965184279568385?s=19

>> No.9888259

>>9888256
>you have to WALK ONE OR TWO more blocks
The horror

>> No.9888263

>>9888256
> registration out where buses used to be
> out in the sun
Inb4 they don’t even have tents

>> No.9888281

>>9888256
What the are they complaining about exactly? That whole area is overrun with con goers during AX anyway, it's not like they drop you off at fucking skid row. It takes maybe 8 minutes to reach an entrance.

>> No.9888284

>>9888281
They're complaining that shuttle people have to walk the same distance to the convention center that anyone staying at the Marriot also has to walk

>> No.9888309

>>9888239
I have a new cosplay too, but I can go full Macklemore at the thrift shop for all the stuff I need

>> No.9888319

>>9888239
There's ac in most places. Sometimes it is even cold (hall b when it's not full of people). In the main lobby where everyone gathers its fairly warm because of the sheer number of people and the sun though.

>> No.9888324

>>9888284
I can see the concern to an extent.

There may not be enough room for all the shuttle buses to arrive in that area, which is a concern for my ass since I’m not staying at the JW this year. There was a bunch of room at the previous location last year.

>> No.9888344

>>9888194
Lost 85 pounds since October, 15 more to go for July.
We can do it anon.

>> No.9888349

>>9888344
Different anon but I have the same goal, what's your routine?

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>>9888256
>Plus the new shuttle stop is a tiny public road
What did she mean by this?

>> No.9888431

>>9888349
for most people it's eat right plus exercise
calories burned being more than calories taken in
don't just do long runs unless you really like running hours on end; get some weights in there too (you're not going to turn into the hulk by accident so don't worry)
if you're only pulling 5hours of sleep a night try to at least get that to six if not more
stay hydrated

>> No.9888591

>>9888349
1200-1600 calories a day PPL six times a week, high protein 170g or so.
It gets slow after 200 but you gotta keep going.

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9888972

Got any AX fantasies?

>> No.9889030
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9889030

Going to my first big anime con which is this coming AX. Is it alright to cosplay WWF wrestlers such as pic related?

>> No.9889031

>>9888194
Stick to some heavy cardio, cut out excess carbs and calories you would get from soda, fries, etc. Lift some weights even 1 hour of 15 pounds a day is fine, and keep at it now till the con. entirely possible to drop 12-15 pounds by the con

>> No.9889033

>>9888972
To have a fun time without all the annoying horny, nasty cringe everywhere.

>> No.9889035

>>9889033
You and me both

>> No.9889040

tfw tickets still not sent out

>> No.9889069

>>9889033
Describe this horny, nasty cringe to a first timer.

>> No.9889103

>>9888972
Getting laid at a AX, but that already happened more than once

>> No.9889105

>>9889040
Don’t you mean badges? The concert tickets are “will call”

>> No.9889136

So will the Line be on the route?

>> No.9889141

>>9889069
>awkward nerds go to a mega event for the first time

can't imagine how thirsty niggas would act to that.

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9889175

Is there a discord out yet or are we not doing that this year

>> No.9889177

>>9889175
discords ruin shit

>> No.9889178

I can't get my badge delivered so I'm planning to buy them at preshow day. How much will the price hike for a one day badge?

>> No.9889183

>>9889030
Oh yeah. Despite the title being Anime Expo, there's cosplay of all kind there; Disney, popular Youtube videos, movies, Marvel/DC, other comics

>> No.9889186

>>9889178
If you don't want/can't have your badge delivered, you should still buy online. It's usually $10+ extra at the door.
From the AX website:
>I do not want my badge to be mailed out to me, is there an option to pick it up at Will Call?
>The option to cancel shipment will become available on April 25th, 2018. This can be done through your Eventbrite account under the “Manage Wristband” tab. Shipping fees will not be refunded as it also includes badge activation and handling which is required for all badges.
You will need to pick up your badge at the Badge Pick-Up line during Anime Expo. Bring your order confirmation email and valid photo ID at Anime Expo.

>> No.9889197

Is there any meetups or anyone want to hang out there? I lost my one and only friend and i already have my badge so i cant just not go

>> No.9889200

>>9889186
Oh thanks this will save me a lot of worry. Day -1/0 pickups are super quick right?

>> No.9889201

>>9889197
Usually the meetup is stated closer to the con, always some gulls willing to hang out. Just don't show up and constantly ask where the room parties are

>> No.9889204

>>9889201
Room parties?
Whats that?

>> No.9889210

>>9889204
peoples rooms, that have parties in them. There are always some idiots who show up and just come to find some parties to get into for beer. Check a week or two before the con, usually a public place will be stated usually infront of the con center

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>>9889175
There is a discord for AX, it's just that you guys aren't invited.

>> No.9889220

>>9889210
Thanks for explaining, ive never done anykind of meetup or party or anything like that

>> No.9889229

>>9889175

Unless you're planning to travel in a group, or room with gulls the whole time for the con there really isn't any point of being in the discord. Most the cgl discords are literally just people talking about meeting up for panels, lunch, or who arrived at the con already. You probably aren't missing anything outside the AX threads that will roll through.

>> No.9889254

>>9889200
They should be, especially since the majority of people will have had theirs shipped already. Unless a computer fiasco happens like a few years ago I'd expect an hour at most

>> No.9889306

>>9889175
Check the archives, there is an active one.
>>9889229
You can, you know, make friends? Thats what most ppl use discord for.

>> No.9889308

Is it me or do the guests suck this year?

>> No.9889314

>>9889030
Wrestlers are completely fine. Saw a prince devitt, sting, and miscellaneous luchadors. You can also try making characters from Tiger Mask W and Kinnikumam, ultimate muscle, El fuerte from sf4, and if youre into it New japan Pro Wrestling wrestlers. Wish i had a group to do LIJ or could sew well enough for Jushin.

>>9888972
Not being stalked, that was fucking horrifying

>>9889218
Its okay, there really isnt much going on in there right now

>> No.9889316

>>9889314
story time. and at least with 100k people to hide behind you can avoid anyone easily

>> No.9889319

>>9889030
Seen a few John Cena cosplayers (inb4cenameme).

>> No.9889322

>>9889308
they still have a month and they're announcing people almost every day

>> No.9889329

>>9889316
In short
>day 0
>meet up with someone working the con last year
>cool dude, were both of similar autism wavelength
>decide to hang out at the con since i pretty much went alone
>"hey anon if you need to shower you can use my room since youre cool"
>"thanks, its gonna be hot saturday"
>cosplayed for a few hours day, not bad but shouldve tested it more at home
>finish up and leave costume in car and go to shower.
>finish and talk to some a girl next door about the con while waiting for friend to cime out
>"its my first time volunteering, i hope i can find a boyfriend at AX"
>"haha, well good luck with that"
>leave the hotel
>realize shes following me
>go to the main hall
>shes still following me
>head towards the itasha cars and hope to lose her going upstairs, into panels, the fakku booth, shuttle to little tokyo and back
>still following me
>fuckthis
>drive home never to see her again

Im a 6/10 at best, and im pretty sure she was under 18. I dont want randoms following me

>> No.9889332

Anyone wanna drive a couple of bois from LAX airport to hotel? Will eat you out <3

>> No.9889333
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9889333

^^^ Translation: "Need a ride on the 4th, 10:30am from LAX to the hotel we are staying at."

>> No.9889337

>>9888972
To be invited to the AX orgy

>> No.9889351

>>9889332
only if you are going to do the tongue deep JAV asshole slurp

>> No.9889403

>>9889337
The fabled AX orgy that is a myth like getting tickets to a BTS concert at face value or weebs that consider snake girl best Monogatari girl?

>> No.9889433

>Had limited time to order a cosplay so that it came to me on time
>Found someone that did custom orders
>Have a list of year-old measurements, but 2018 was bad to me and I got fuckin thicc
>Can't find tape measure
>"If I wait another day to buy a tape measure, the cosplay will come in too late..."
>Completely guess measurements by adding another cm
>Buy cosplay
>A day passes and I'm nervous af about it since custom cosplays usually take longer to ship
>Scramble ebay for a cheaper version of said cosplay with set sizes that's sure to come in on time
>Abuse my debit card again by buying a back-up cosplay
>Now my dumbass is gonna have 2 of the same cosplay, along with all the extra shit it came with (shoes, gloves, etc)


and

>Check email and seller took down cosplay I ordered
>"Fuck it was the cheapest one online"
>Had to buy another, more expensive one with expedited shipping in order for it to get to me on time

Fucking end me. This is why you need to learn how to make your own cosplays. I hate myself so much right now.

>> No.9889437

>>9887992
This. The only reason I want a program is for the map, but I bet I can snag one from a help desk if I ask them.

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>>9889433
>Now my dumbass is gonna have 2 of the same cosplay
At least your postmen can follow directions.

>sign in big bold letters to ring doorbell
>want to refuse it so I get a refund
>package is sitting in hallway
>you have to open the door to put it there
>no doorbell rung
I didn't know the post office hired illiterates.

>> No.9889768

>>9889586
Fun fact: they don't give a fuck. Corporate demands they deliver their route and they'll shortcut as much as possible.

>> No.9889808

>>9889433
Try joining some buy and sell groups on facebook or selling it on ebay. You'll need a paypal for either, but as con season heats up, you should be able to get rid of it fast. I had to do the same recently.

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>>9889332
If I'm actually a gril, will you both eat me out

>> No.9889816

What anime do you think will be most popular / this year? I like to watch them before I get to a con so I don't miss out on the opportunity to buy merch while it's there.

>> No.9889822

>>9889816
Darling in the Franxx

>> No.9889831

>>9889816
Darling in the Franxx
Yuru Camp
Uma Musume

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9889832

>Fanime
>Miku Expo
>AX
>SDCC

>> No.9889843

>>9889816
Wotakoi

>> No.9889859

Any tips on how to get rid of that skinnyfat stomach pouch? Besides eating right.

>> No.9889868

>>9889859
Losing more weight. No such thing as spot reduction, besides lipo.

>> No.9889873

>>9889868
Oh yeah I know what you mean but is there anything I can do to target that area?

>> No.9889879

>>9889859
Find some nice shapewear.

>> No.9889883

>>9889879
I got some spanx tights just for the occasion lmao.

>> No.9889910

>>9889873
Aside from removing your organs, no.

>> No.9889920

>>9889815
Sure

>> No.9889921

>>9889351
Damn right I will

>> No.9889928

>>9889816
Franxx and Overwatch

No fucking doubt about it

>> No.9889940

>>9889816
Houseki no Kuni

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>>9889816
Fortnite

>> No.9890032

>>9889816
Franxx
Maybe Pop Team Epic

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>not staying at the JW this year
>needs to take the shuttle
>that one lane next to the parking lot is the new shuttle location
How in the ass is that going to work?

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>>9890087
Not enough room.

>> No.9890146

>>9890102
If they space it out enough it'll work

>> No.9890199

>>9889816
1. My Hero Academia
2. Team pop epic
3. Franxx/Gems

Just going off the other cons I've seen in the area and been to

>> No.9890217

>>9882839
>What are you cosplaying?
for sure futaba sakura, and kind of debating on 02 but there are going to be a billion DitF cosplayers so i dunno. i need 2 more because i was going to do megumi tadokoro but it just is not exciting.
>Where are you staying?
i live here so i'll probably just lyft to the hall bc driving here sucks and i dont want to be stressed out finding parking.
>Did you buy tickets to any of the concerts? Which ones and who are you going for?
no not yet :( im feeling kind of broke
>What are you looking forward to?
it's my first con so im just excited to see people's cosplays, buy a bunch of stuff and just experience the whole thing

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9890272

SIX WEEKS

WE ARE NOW SIX WEEKS AWAY FROM DAY 1

SIX WEEKS

>> No.9890280

>>9890217
>first con
>buying things
don't get your wallet raped by vendors friend, I know I did my first con

>> No.9890308

>>9890280
tips for buying pls senpai

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>>9890308
Just compare prices on the spot to things like TOM or Amazon. Factor in things like shipping too though, a $70 thing on the spot compared to a $60 thing on Amazon without Prime is going to be roughly the same if not more. Knowing average prices for Nendo's, Figma's and statues helps too. If you see a Figma going for $100, unless it's like, Femto or something you're getting screwed. The vendors know it too because people get in to a buyers high. 2 Years ago a vendor employee asked the price of something while I was walking by and the presumed owner yelled out "Nah, $20 more, it's AX baby!"

>> No.9890324

>>9890314
lol Amazon is a terrible place to buy too
mandarake/amiami/hobbysearch/hlj if you want "normal" prices if it's recent enough to be in stock still. mandarake has tons of old stuff

>> No.9890343

>>9890324
Amazon is totally fine for buying or comparing prices. I've ordered multiple things from the website and have had no troubles, The only real downside is not getting points or credit
>>9890308
What it comes down to is just do a quick search of whatever you're thinking about buying beforehand to see if it's not grossly overpriced

>> No.9890508

>>9890308
>tips for buying pls senpai

Walk around the whole vendor hall before buying shit, for shit you want look it up on aliexpress/ebay/amazon because that's going to give you basically the exact same quality for shit that 95% of the things you see. Prints, don't bother usually prints you'll see are at other cons, since they are quick and easy for people to

Figures are generally highly marked up, avoid the sword vendors don't even stop to look, doujins/h movies are usually old shits scanned or ripped long ago basically never worth the asking price, anime prints are usually overpriced until the last day where you can get things like 3 for 15 or what not. Avoid the "straight from japan" merch at all cost

>> No.9890672

>>9890308
1) Set a budget before hand and remember that you still need to eat.
2) Use Amazon's app for the bar code scanner feature. It'll bring up the exact product on their website for a quick price check.
3) Ask yourself three questions before buying anything:
>Will I regret walking out of here without this?
>Can I get this cheaper somewhere else?
>Will this have any use or value to me a week, a month, a year from now?
4) Check out Artist's Alley. It's cheaper than buying online and unique merchandise. Plus, you're directly supporting a content creator. All good things.
5) Buy on the last day of the con. Pro: There will be mega sales to get rid of merch. Con: There will be slim pickin's

Good luck!

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9890709

I know AX is going to hold off on their big-name guests until last minute but I’m getting tired of these announcements of people no one cares about or never heard of (or worse have nothing to do with anime at all). This is a shit job of building excitement.

>> No.9890712

I'm pretty excited about m-flo

>> No.9890721

What are the chances of Ryukishi07 coming back this year/next year for a Umineko Hou/WTC 5 panel? I'm kicking myself for not seeing him in 2015

>> No.9890745

>>9890672
To add on to number 3 here, ask yourself if you can safely get what you buy home ESPECIALLY if you are traveling via plane.

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>>9890745

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>>9890709
The excitement and immediate depression is exhausting

>> No.9890943

>>9890876
What? I mean that for like figures, breakables, etc. Nothing worse than dropping 100 bucks for a cool figure only to get home with it all smashed up

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9890946

>>9882839
If all goes well, this is my full line up.

>>9889768
I think they just refuse to do it. Got a package today, a big box in fact, placed by the door and doorbell thoroughly ignored when I even put an extra sign that read: THIS ONE on it.

>> No.9890956

Where's the best place to sell my badge? Is the AX facebook group a tacky way to do it?

>> No.9890961

>>9890956
rebbit

>> No.9890963

>>9890956
>Is the AX facebook group a tacky way to do it?
No, tacky is scalping it at the center on Day 1

>> No.9890968

>>9890956
>selling your RFID coded badge to someone that could potentially fuck you from coming to the con in the future

lol, no

>> No.9890977

>>9890946
Thot be gone

>> No.9890983

>>9890977
Try to make me fatty. I'm going to parade around half naked and you can't stop me.

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>>9890983
>fatty

I'm 5'6" at 120lbs

>> No.9891019

>>9890983
Pls be in london.

>> No.9891040

>>9890709
No because majority of AX attendees are college kids who are fucking gullable that will eat any info that comes out of AX's asshole.

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>>9891018
F-fine you win.. Still doing it.

>> No.9891126

>>9890968
My name isn't on it and it's not like you even need to bring an ID at this point, I think. Like I'm not sure what it's all about but I'm extremely broke right now and this badge is partially to blame.

>> No.9891193

any tips on getting laid? im staying all 4 days

>> No.9891198

>>9891193
look for dudes

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>>9891198

>> No.9891253

>>9891193
Be a girl (female)

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9891512

>>9891198
>tfw im a openly gay fatchaser weeb
>tfw 100% of the chubs at cons are straight

>> No.9891527

>>9891126
Guess what is baked into most RFID tags dumby, it's

info filled out->rfid scanned->info put on rfid->badge activated

Sure you can't get it just from any scanner but if AX staff takes it off someone who was being a dick, they still have your badge

>> No.9891611

>>9891126
They’re doing rigorous ID checks with badges this year according to my friend who’s helping organize AX. They literally have this listed on their website to prevent reselling.

>> No.9891664

>>9891487
>>9891487
>>9891487
>>9891487
next thread

>> No.9891765

>>9891611
Leave that to the person who buys my badge and not me lmao

>> No.9891865

>>9889859
jumprope?

>> No.9892176

>>9891765
Why would anyone buy your badge when they can safely buy it from the con? The badges aren’t that expensive. Why take the chance of getting thrown out?

>> No.9892999

>>9891765
Good luck getting banned. YOUR name and info is attached to that badge.

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