>with love from /b/
GET IN HERE NIGGERS AND LET'S PLAN A CONVENTION
I can't even believe how far this shit is going.
Nonetheless, I'm strangely interested in seeing where this goes.
In the dash panel someone said that we should hold a con at a small town and have the boards rent places the best fit their boards.
-I would set a budget for the con around 100k-200k just to be safe.
-each board gets it own room according to census of who belongs to what board
-have an elect group for each board to decorate and lead the room for that board
-on the floor each area selling to a specific board keep the variety, maybe some shits giggle games. A GIANT GAINTIC BALL PIT AND MOON BOUNCE!
or we pull an burning man city, have districts for each board, free roaming so on and so forth
You forgot to crossboard
1. Niggers? IDK. Pre-reg should help a bit since it should be pretty anonymous (Last name, city, and DOB being the only requirements). This is all a concept right now
2. No shit. They can get rekt. We'll (I'll*) do a live stream if possible and that might be main events only.
I'll be watching with interest.
Um someone should first ask mootykins if he's okay with a convention based off of 4Chan. Since it will be a first year it should be small or we can have multiple in different countries/states/planets.
I would actually vouch for starecat badges, since miraculously that meme didn't get played to death by media hogs and this thread is filled with 'em anyways. Then again, I unironically like helia peppercats.
Are you shitting me?
You should be able to run a pretty decent low-key con for 20k.
I'm absolutely appalled with that Dash has done with 20k. My local tryhard con does better than that on half as much money, and they just stepped up from "university cafeteria" to "convention center" a year or two ago.
Is this true? I know moot met some seagulls once and IIRC he thought they were okay. But then he said he wouldn't do it again for some reason, I forget what.
Anyway, a 4chan con might be the only thing possibly worse than DashCon. I'll start stocking up on popcorn.
Seriously? You didn't get that from
>with love from /b/?
But the seagulls here already had bits planned out. Not sure who originally thought of it, but they had some good points. Maybe someone from the dashcon threads will come. Too tired to remember.
Step 1, panelist posts looking for janitors, drops email
step 2, janitor contacts them
step 3, panelist instructs janitor to delete a post at random to prove janitorial status
Not that I think it's actually a good idea, I just thought it would be funny.
I have to say, this dashcon ordeal has really made me feel a lot better about other boards and more companionship with them. I used to really dislike most of them, now I dislike them a little less.
I think it's because you've used a couple of triggering words in your menu. "Home" is discriminatory toward the homeless, and "contact" implies sexual contact with is offputting to the asexual. I think if you found more PC friendly words, you'd get a better response.
list of panels for /k/
>Firearm Safety & Maintence
>Nogunz Firearm Training
>Boating Accidents 101
>Gun Porn, Booze, And Music brought you by /k/ radio
>Is The Person Next To You A Skinwalker?
>The Art of Kebab Removal
Hmm I checked the other thread and saw the other anon who made the website with templates.
Even though they were templates, the website looks better because it's not simple looking. Even if the links in yours turn green when you hover on them, it's not enough to catch the eye of whoever's visiting the website. I understand you're doing it from scratch, but you really need to find a way to make it look more visually appealing.
We need to set up a Kickstarter page for this, with a goal of 289,004 US Dollars (17,000 x 17), a list of guests (Moot, WT Snacks, Redwood) and some random hotel in a random city and random convention center. I vote for Honolulu, Hawaii or Tokyo, Japan.
If you guys actually pull this off I might even go to Chicago or wherever for it.
Of course I will cosplay something with a mask so that I'm never fucking associated with it, but it could be fun
Someone will bite the bullet. I'm sure hentai and bodypillow vendors will be all over it, as well as people selling shitty meme tshirts. I wonder if maybe ads on 4chan just aren't profitable enough or something
do it in SLC, the mormons wont know what hit them
>captcha: defined gastsby
There are a few things:
>What does the background have to do with the convention and the theme?
>It's a 4chan convention, the last thing you want is for it to look "professional"
>You're going with dark colors, and having the .gif is hurtful to the eyes.
>Think of something that encompasses 4chan, you have plenty of source material.
1. Test background, suggest a background and I can easily add it to the CSS
2. Still needs to be appealing to the eye, and to the eye of potential sponsors
3. Yeah, changing that to just black
4. Definitely, this is just something I threw up there
Organizing a convention is something professional.
If you make a shitty website and a fucking facebook event, you'd have 11 year olds masturbating and a ballpit with piss in.
we want to do better than the tumbltards
People say the same thing about the 4chan non-Cup nowadays, but after a peak of 3000 viewers it's down to an average of 1800 a year after Moot banned it from all boards but /vg/ and /sp/ and wordfiltered it.
>implying there won't be hordes of edgy lejunz epin 14 year olds trying to get in
On second thought that's a great idea, imagine the $$ coming in from le epik maymay merch sales.
They're NGO non-profits, a mix of liberal religious and secular extinctionist/anti-human groups. I'm sure they would provide free condoms, but they'd be non-branded generic condoms. At least with free Trojans people could compare the different types of Trojans they got and share stories about them. Did that at my college.
As awful as it sounds, there are enough seagulls who have experience running cons that it could be done, at least better than dashcon. However, that wouldn't address the issues of sponsorship and finding a venue that would host such a con and be accessible to lot of us to get to.
Furrycon is in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, so some places will book more alternative types of events...
Honolulu, Hawaii. We're desperate for people to use our $200 million convention center, and for more tourists to come. Get enough people, the state would probably be willing to work with you to cover some of the cost of flying, and use their leverage to get deals with airlines.
I have hosted a couple conventions myself, I usually stay on /s4s/ and /tv/
I wanted to come laugh at dash con, but found this quality thread, if you guy need any help just ask.
also you should have a poll for location, I personally am with Team Florida
There are a lot of active congoing seagull on the west coast, or west coast accessible. Also,
>Lil B as the special musical guest
Financing even a small con would be a lot however, gotta fly out guest like moot etc, venue, logistics, etc. How much are start ups usually?
/x/: how to do tarot readings and pretend you're a wizard
/toy/: expert hotgluing
/d/: does she have a penis? trivia game
/n/: how to find a good bicycle on craigslist
/f/: how to be fashionable, featuring our favorite cigarettes
/b/: how to not be a furry, a faggot, or a beta piece of shit
/lgbt/: do i pass or not?
This is an embarrassing and horrible idea and it has been an embarrassing and horrible idea any other time it's been taken up for discussion. I might just be growing really old but even talking and joking about it is making me cringe.
Nevertheless, /cgl/ should be hosting a "worst cosplay" competition as the only cosplay competition at the con.
Make the background pictures of killer whales
>pic very related
You need someone with local connections, but most colleges/universities will rent space to students/student groups.
Also consider looking into renting out space at a strip mall, I know a local con that does it and it works out pretty well for them for a 300-500 person convention.
The airport Hilton will host it, they'll host anything
>hanging out with a bunch of underage fedoras from /b/
Why would anyone want to do that?
This is a stupid idea. 4chan is anonymous. Nobody wants to be associated with cgl in real life (except the raging itas)
What will you do at a cgl con? Go up to itas and concrit their co-ords? lel
With a good amount of users using adblock, I wouldn't be surprised.
Yes, and Funding issues
>4con 2016, funded by our love of tumblr's tears
That'd be unique and successful
We're still trying to keep it as anonymous as possible. Masks recommended (maybe give out paper bags with holes in them for those who can't afford masks?), and minimal pre-registration requirements (Last Name, City, and DOB only).
I have a feeling we'd all get into fights with each other
And that there'd be a lot of shouting and yelling and hurt feelings, but like, in real life.
I don't think it's a good idea...
Nah, 4chinners are all beta as shit in real life. No one would be able to speak to anyone, and if they did, it'd all be shy whispering.
And then we'd come home and bitch about one another.
4con - The 4chan Convention
Where: Baltimore Convention Center
Who: All guests must be 18+. All IDs will be checked at the door by the mods and janitors.
Fee: $9001 for a weekend badge
Musical guests - Nullsleep, Anamanaguchi, Andrew WK, Deadmau5, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Taylor Swift, Rick Astley
Rave - DJing by WT Snacks both Friday and Saturday
Guests - moot, WTSnacks, Dakota Koti, Bailey Jay, Pixyteri, ZUN, Kiyohiko Azuma, Hideaki Anno, Gabe Newell, Ben Huh, Lauren Faust, Timothy Burke, Christian Weston Chandler, Tom Green
THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST CONVENTION EVER
>Masks recommended (maybe give out paper bags with holes in them for those who can't afford masks?), and minimal pre-registration requirements (Last Name, City, and DOB only).
Paper masks with muh burando? No fucking way. With minimal registration you're begging to attract persons of dubious identities.
Anyway the moment you step into your 4chan con you are no longer anonymous. And you know it. Go have your own /b/ con, you're just inviting us because you're worried there won't be females around.
NO NO FUCKING NO. Dear god no. And I hope you guys realize that we'd have to appeal not just to the people on 4chins but also to people in general, right?
Also we need at LEAST 2 game rooms, one for vidya and tournaments, and another for card and board games. We need another, separate room for the containment of /mlp/, a congressional-style board for /pol/, a split room for /cgl/ (for cosplay and lolita).... should I start drawing a map?
We also need to run the numbers for how many people need to come and how much to charge them.
If you guys are honestly serious about this, there should be several drawings and computations.
That's way too big. We'd be expecting too many guests. You have to scale it a bit lower and expect 500 or so guests before expanding. The best plan would be to get the con all figured out, estimate that 500-1000 people would go, calculate pricing, and have people pre-register. Then based on the amount we make from pre-registration, we can then figure out whether we can at least put a down payment to cover all costs (at least 30% of expected monies) before we consider sizing up.
Okay let's assume that we charged a ticket price of $40 and at least 500 people pre-registered.
Let's assume a budget of $20,000 with an allowance of $5,000 for extra people that might come in.
We need to figure out what we can do with $20,000. First, we need to shop around for the different convention centers that can hold over 3,000 people (we have to say 3,000 because items inside will be taking space. We need to assume that the actual convention space will be over 3 acres).
Skill. I'm also not entirely certain what autism is anymore, but I'm pretty damn sure you're using that term incorrectly.
Well no, I realized that it was fake, I'm not familiar with that convention center but one look at the fee made it obviously ludicrous. But that being said, the when could actually work, and the 18+ rule would probably have to be in place. I'd also assume there'd be a rave or some sort of musical guests, and there'd have to be other guests in general for there to be any attraction.
I take ideas from anywhere I can get them from. That's part of the creative process.
Las Vegas? What made you decide on Vegas? And when was this decided?
We need some sort of central thread so we can spitball ideas and figure out what was decided.
If there's profit to make, I'm in.
Who the fuck cares what they suggested. Do you not realize how retarded of an idea that is? If we did that, then undoubtedly we'd have to deal with the police and stupid drunk people on a constant basis. And also, you have to consider transportation to get there. Better to do it at a location with a larger, international airport like Atlanta, GA.
And they already have multiple convention centers there with PLENTY of space (The Americasmart one has over 500,000 sqft of space ffs). Have you ever been to Las Vegas? Bad idea, man.
Also, this guy: >>7683486 is an asshole trying to shitpost with my name in hopes of getting me banned. Fuck that guy.
>>a congressional-style board for /pol/,
So /pol/ will have a Model UN Tournament or model government?
God i want in - ive never gone to one and i know they can be crazy. Imagine Model UN with drunk ambassadors of countries
I was making a stupid retort to the person calling me autistic.
I recommended Atlanta because it has the largest international airport in the U.S., making it easier for people from different states to get there (as well as internationally). They also have multiple convention centers that are rather large. We want to bring in as many people as possible as cost-effectively as possible. Or, at least, that's how the logic follows. Also, is there another board that this is on? I'm pretty certain this thread will be deleted for not really being related to /cgl/
Something else we could do is have 2 separate conventions, east and west, and I am going to say this now, it is not recommended spend lots of money on a gigantic venue like dashcon, that is one of the many things that killed it.
This convention will need a Dealer's Room just like other conventions to pull in people interested in selling. I'm taking a stab in the dark and saying it should be about 750 sqft with about 500-600 square feet of rentable area at $30/sqft.
The video game room should probably be equal in size. The card and board game room can be smaller. We have to consider how we would be able to bring in gaming systems for the video game room. Dining can be provided by local vendors and caterers (I've already contacted a few and am waiting for a response).
They didn't itemize expenses and see if they'd be able to handle them all. That's the difference we're trying to make here. We're figuring out now what expenses we'll have, where they will go to, and how much we can save.
I highly recommend a pre-registration that ends a month before the convention so that we know if we have the base amount needed to run the convention for at least 2 days. If we don't, we'll refund everyone's money immediately so that the entire convention doesn't end up a disaster like dashcon. Remember that we'd also be appealing to the locals and bringing them in because we want as many people as we can get.
The more people, the more money. The more money, the more we can provide. We need to consider guest appearances and how much they'd cost us. Sponsorship will be considered once we discuss which events would be in place and where.
Which is why you get a very well ventilated convention center with air conditioning. And just in case, we can bring in bonus air conditioning. We just have to factor in those expenses.
That place has hosted conventions for groups of 25,000 and more and has a connected hotel with plenty of nearby hotels. I'm waiting to get word back from them as to cost, air conditioning, and available space for the time requested.
Thanks for mentioning that, it's important. Any small nuances should be addressed. If we make this work (and yes, it's 100% possible and has a chance to be greatly successful), then we need to figure out all the small details too.
I know it's impossible to completely ban cameras, but it would significantly cut down on the number of photographs taken. If cameras are allowed, pretty much every single attendee is going to end up with their face on the internet a couple of times. If they're not allowed, maybe 20% if people are really desperate to film, and they'll have to be surreptitious about it or get kicked out.
There's no way you could possibly enforce that. You'd just end up pissing people off and motivating them to be even bigger assholes with their phone cameras.
People who wanted to stay anonymous or whatever wouldn't be going to a convention in the first place.
Cameras can be legitimately restricted at events such as panels and raves and etc. But it's a convention, you can't expect people not to bring cameras. It'll be allowed but restricted at events.
Also, people can come up to con staff to report if they feel harassed which will end with being kicked out after said camera is confiscated. Similarly, if someone is discourteously blocking the hallways with photos, their cameras are liable to be taken too.
Venues will probably have not heard of 4chan or not care once the money is presented up front. Especially after being shown the plans so they can be assured that they won't be screwed over. And YES there ARE a lot of different interests, which is why you have separate rooms with different things going on. Common interests will be central, more niche interests (like politics and lolita and cars) will be on the outskirts in large rooms and spaces of their own. You have multiple panels going on about different things in different sections at the same time.
Gaming room will always have games, main hall will have (if we can fund them) raves and concerts and whatnot.
I view it kind of like a learning experience. That's part of why I suggested every board gets a panel upthread.. it'd be a chance to learn about the culture of the other boards, what they do, and maybe even get some useful knowledge from them.
I'm sure everybody on 4chan likes internet culture, that's the common theme.
guests dealing with 4chan should not cost much, maybe an average 750 per guest, also my kickstarter will bring in a minimum of 15000 and max of 28000 so you should plan to receive about 22000.
also Alex, just curious do you have any convention background, you doing like you know what your doing.
The incentive is to have a fucking kickass time, just like at any other convention. It'd be awesome if we could find a convention center with a waterpark just like the Kalahari resort. There'll be a rave and panels and shit. It's all just to have a kickass time, dude.
To meet people and talk and drink and get wasted and listen to loud music and watch movies and shit. And to explore their interests with others and share their interests and crafts and ideas.
The convention needs free WiFi. Even Led monitors on walls and shelves that display 4chan discussion threads. The idea is to have instant access and convenience all around.
If its going to be a con about 4chan, it should have a theme where technology plays a role in our lives.
No, I have absolutely no convention background, and I want to make that clear. All I'm doing now is promoting organization and taking a look at numbers and finding out how to save money and make it profitable.
I find opportunity in this, and that's why I'm willing to put forth time and effort to get it figured out. That being said, a TEAM is always put together to set up a convention, not some shitty 17 year old leader like in dashcon, and in no way am I trying to be any sort of leader, just trying to get things organized and figured out.
I've contacted a few places about vending, catering, and prices on their convention center. If we think this through logically, we've really got something here.
Also I want to shit all over tumblr because although I've never been on it, I honestly think there's no such fucking thing as a "pansexual polygendered furry otherkin who is both a mermaid and a popular anime character" (>>7668154)
That is some god damn bullshit and you know it. I refuse to allow them to spread their retardery.
>/k/, a bunch of gun nuts, would probably be the most organized and informative series of panels
Good idea, except that we need the money for all of this. We still need to receive word back from the convention centers that were contacted and catering services to know how much money we need for both of those before we figure out what else we can spend on.
I think a good part of the theme should be doing stuff the opposite of Dashcon. Instead of avoiding triggering anybody, 4con triggers everybody. WTNV actually shows up. We give away cash prizes instead of pandering for donations. And it's actually well run and everybody has fun.
No. Most embarrassing shit ever.
Unless all the maids are men or something equally hilarious, we'll be dealing with attention-whore fatties who can't dance.
Source: Maid cafe at local uni which causes me second-hand embarrassment because I still talk to those people.
Free wifi for all is a damn hard task and costs a fucking bunch of money. I was on the 30c3 in germany, a big congress for nerds, hackers and related people. >9000 guests (srsly) and >5000wifi connections.
We'll let the boards figure out what the boards want to do. Put up threads along the boards and have them figure it out.
Our main concern at the moment isn't content, it is where it's going to be and how much it's going to cost. If we can get that all figured out, we can figure out content later.
No part of that could possibly be successful. It would either be people who probably don't even go on boards besides /b/ talking about shit that hasn't been relevant or funny for like 7 years or extremely awkward people. /r9k/ and /fit/ would hit on everything female or pseudofemale in the strangest ways possible, /a/, /v/, /mu/, and /tv/ would shit talk any media that anyone brought up, no one would be able to tell if /jp/ was autistic or not, and /cgl/ and /co/ would bring more hurt feelings and drama than a theater summer camp to the mix. Also a couple boards openly dislike cons and social events.
Apparently this Mr. Memer guy has planned conventions before. Perhaps some others have.
Everyone has to start somewhere, though. This may be the first con I or any of the other staff (we need to figure out a staff btw) have planned, but we're giving ourselves plenty of time to get it done and are going to be thorough with how we do it.
So check it out: That convention center I talked about before is connected to a Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel with over 1,000 rooms. I checked the rate for a 3 night stay at the place for a single person and it's $390. We could get a discounted hotel rate but that would have to be based on the amount of people we get preregistered.
Put a number on what? Attendance? Cost?
You basically just said that 4chan will be 4chan. Also, that's what there are seperate rooms for, just like separate boards. Instead of admin we'll have con staff. Also, why should we worry about those that openly dislike cons? That's like saying "Some people don't like bottled water. How about no one ever drinks bottled water ever again."
/m/ panel: What is and not /m/, a comprehensive study of what is and what is not /m/.
>Unless all the maids are men
trap cafe when
I want to start out with early rough estimates. We'll underestimate on purpose to put ourselves on a stricter budget when talking about how much money we can spend, and when considering accomodations, we'll bump that number up. For instance, we'll assume that 750 people come to the convention and they'll be charged $40 to enter the convention, but we'll make sure to have enough food and space for 1500 to 2000 people.
I suggest we have a dealer's room where things related to 4chan will be sold (obviously making sure that they're legal) to bring in more revenue and charge per square foot to vendors who sell things there. Similarly, we should have a buffet there that is administered by staff but the food comes at a charge, thus saving us money to spend on other things to make the con better.
Let's guesstimate on the amount of people that show up and just say 750.
And we'll throw in that we're charging them $40 each to attend the convention (no discounts except to con staff and special guests).
?We're hereby working with $30,000.
What can we do with $30,000? I'm contacting vendors and catering and convention centers in Atlanta (where I think it's best to host it considering that it's the easiest place to reach due to a lot of flights going through there), so let's look around Atlanta, GA first.
No it's not. It's a great idea. Just wait until we iron out the details. You'll see, damn it.
Is there any actual group forming to try to get this together? Threads on an anonymous image board will never get anywhere. If people don't take command and start properly assembling it, it'll never happen.
>I'm contacting vendors and catering and convention centers in Atlanta
Damn, mane. Tons of props for trying to get shit done, but we need to start a tad bit slower. I mean, this is only the second day that the idea has been alive.
Good point. I still want pre-registration numbers to give us an indication for how many people will arrive. Of course, Kickstarter would give us those numbers....
Anyways, I got this message:
I would be delighted to give you a quote. Our packages start at $8 per person depending on your food choices. I would need further information to give you a more accurate quote. We create menus based on your desires and food budget. We will offer you delicious food, with the freshest ingredients, and at an economical price. We treat every client the same, with respect, great service, and exceptional food.
So that's one of the choices for catering if we go with the Atlanta location. We would estimate the catering to be $8,000 if we go with that choice. I am getting more and more responses throughout the day as for catering. I'm still waiting for a call back about the convention center pricing and amenities, though. Also, the pricing I got for the hotel was for July 3-6 2015.
Not alex but settling on a location ASAP seems pretty important right? People are already clamoring to work on panels and we don't even know how many panels there will be until there's a location.
The reason why Tumblr failed is because they jumped the gun and went too fast.
>Put it a year ahead at least
>Consider several venues for different amounts of people
>Quote a number of guests
>Close the deal with venues once a number comes clear
Don't hurry things up or it will come out of your pockets. We're not tumblr.
I second this. We need static names, and most mods ban tripfags. Tumblr is fucking brilliant. Show those trigger happy spastic fucks that a bunch of jobless politically incorrect otaku hikikamori neckbeards can do a better job.
Fuck it, I'll use the cryptocat thing
We have it scheduled on July 4th 2015. That's almost a year ahead.
We are currently considering different venues and are waiting for a reply from them.
We're quoting approximately 750 guests.
Mr. Memer will open a kickstarter for us once we have some of the expenses figured out
We won't open pre-reg until we get the main expenses figured out.
We're not closing any sort of deal until we are CERTAIN we have the ACTUAL amount of CASH needed for the entire ordeal. If we find out we don't at least ONE MONTH beforehand, we'll refund everyone and just call it quits.
We're planning a schedule later on when we get the numbers ironed out.
He'll tell us to fuck off or promote his friends as con staff and god knows how dumb they are.
No, the reason tumblr failed was it was being mismanaged by people with no experience, no communication skills, and poor resource management both in financial resources and human resources (read the one committee member's account about the fandom committee)
What we need to do is actually get some organization and a proper leadership together first.
If I wasn't busy with legal and other stuff, I'd offer to help. Had some experience with forming groups and event planning in undergrad so I know how much planning it takes and how annoying it is to get even leadership and admins to all coordinate and meet at the same time consistently for meetings
Ding ding ding
I don't have con planning experience but I don't think it's that uncommon for a first year con to come together in one year. Dashcon had RIDICULOUS expectations. They thought they were going to get 5k-7k attendees. They actually thought they were going to fly out Benedict Cumberbatch and Morgan Freeman.
Dashcon was like a case study in what not to do to run a con. All 4con has to do is not be retarded and do everything the opposite of Dashcon.
I like the idea of planning on Tumblr but Facebook is probably a better idea, no?
Anon, Vegas is a terrible idea. Shit's WAY too expensive on the strip and its hard to get out of there to find cheaper amenities like food and such. I'm not saying that ultra poorfags should be the ones you should look to cater to the most, but vegas isn't even really for normal monied fags.
plus all the things >>7683496 said
This sounds like the kind of thing that attracts all the wrong kinds of people and ends up being shit. What kind of people are going to attend a convention based solely around using the same website? They're just going to be meme-spewing faggots and attention whores. Not to mention the fact that people would deliberately look for ways to fuck everything up for various reasons. It would be like the VGAs only worse because it's in person.
Besides, would you really want to meet the people you associate with on whatever board you go to in person? With /cgl/ I imagine it works out fine because they're at a con and basically the whole point of /cgl/ is cons, but other boards would just devolve into shit-flinging that no one enjoys in-person. It wouldn't play out as a lovable mess like in the board-tan comics, it would just be unpleasant.
At least those meetups were an aside from the actual convention, they weren't the sole force behind it. At a regular convention you could do con things with people who happen to go to the same board as you, at this you could only do board things with people who happen to go to the same board as you because that's the only point of the con. Also every picture I have seen of con meetups has looked fucking terrible.
There have been board meetups outside conventions. And everyone would be interacting with people of multiple boards, it's not like everyone would just be sectioned off in their own board rooms.
I disagree. Just because people argue on certain boards doesn't mean they are like that in real life or they are going to start shouting memes and calling each other faggots over their waifus. Do you even realize how ridiculous that sounds? The internet isn't real life.
>at this you could only do board things with people who happen to go to the same board as you because that's the only point of the con.
Uhh says fucking who? Why the hell would you be limited? Do you honestly believe that the people from /mu/ aren't going to go look at some cosplays or go play video games at the game room or go to any of the other panels?
This convention is just like any other convention, the only difference is that there will be a large amount of people from 4chan going. If anything, it would be better than other cons in that it's not limited to only anime, video games, and cosplay. There will also be panels on music tastes and leading healthy lifestyles and art and photography.
>This convention is just like any other convention, the only difference is that there will be a large amount of people from 4chan going. If anything, it would be better than other cons in that it's not limited to only anime, video games, and cosplay. There will also be panels on music tastes and leading healthy lifestyles and art and photography.
This! But I don't know, I kind of think some people are going to get it and think it's a fun idea and other people are just always going to think it's terrible. Much like anything else on 4chan.
Which is why we are crystal clear with it and explain that to people.
Not only with words, but we show what we're going to be providing and the layout of the place so that they see what's going on and how it's going to be.
This. I don't get why, seeing Dashcon, ANYONE could possibly think that this is a good idea.
It's like watching a guy jump off a cliff and break his legs, only to laugh and follow him off just to show him how it's done.
Why not just have an unofficial 4chan panel now and then? Less liability.
>the only difference is that there will be a large amount of people from 4chan going.
There is no way to guarantee this. As soon as word gets out to Kotaku or whoever, the whole thing gets blown and the faux nerds and fraternity bros who have no respect for 4chan's culture start pouring in.
At the VERY LEAST there needs to be an 18+ ID check at the door.
You must list your privileges when you pre-register and they would be listed on the back of your badge.
The west coast has more seagulls to run the thing.
Pretty much everyone will have a phone that ca use the internet. All that stuff would be unneeded costs.
If people are actually serious about this idea, the best real application would be to host an anime/comic con with a 4chan subtheme. That way you could get vendors to come and sell their wares, and cgl to come as they attend cons anyways. Either way, merely plotting to have a convention will cause tumblr to get really mad, so it will be entertaining.
390 is a really expensive hotel. This would best be hosted at a smaller hotel with blocked room rates of 100-150 per night. Something like the Mariott that hosts ALA.
Pic is the ALA 2012 meetup, the biggest so far.
shh anon, don't ruin the ruse
Normal cons dont get catered food. What would you need that? Its not a 4chan lunch.
Thats terrible timing, same weekend as anime expo, close to evo and SDCC.
>July 4th 2015
I think having it during the summer might be a bad idea.
That's just a fraction of the problem, though. The way I see it the three major problem groups will be "kids" (people who use 4chan but will make the convention worse by coming), "normies" (people who don't know much about 4chan or the internet in general), and "redditors" (people who know about the internet but whose knowledge of 4chan is limited to funny pictures and greentexts from r/4chan).
The first group can be easily handled by a door ID check. The frat bros in the second category will probably be scared off by enough pictures of "some anime girl with green hair" plastered everywhere. The last category will be tough to filter, but site rivalries aside they'll probably be relatively harmless compared to the other two groups.
fucking kill yourself soto.
just a gathering of groups under one thread
i apparently can't compound trips on this board.
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i make the pizza decisions.
everybody knows i am also the dawg king.
and pizzadawg it is.
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I'm the guy who suggested the non-hotel, small-city-takeover plan for a 4chan convention. I have no outright proof to support my claim, but just take my word for it.
I can't believe you guys are taking it seriously. Or did you ditch the takeover idea and go for the regular convention center route?
Yeah, that one.
The idea is that by removing a central hub such as a hotel or convention center, the costs of renting rooms would be reduced dramatically. Host impromptu meetups and panels in thematically appropriate areas, such as an /x/ meetup in a cemetary, /co/ meeting up at a local comic store, /cgl/ going to a fabric store, or /b/ meeting up in a laundromat.
Everybody flies in for three days, hangs out for a while, and then leaves.
here's a suggestion for the website's background
If we did it, I would definitely want to do a panel on the 4chan board-tans; their development and personality/history in relation to board stereotypes, and how their relationships mimic the general "culture" of that board as well as why people generally actively participate in this roleplay even when it's not directly related to their board topic,
That and post lots of pics of /x/-tan.
>/cgl/ trying to prove to everyone they are the worst board
We don't need our own con. This is an ANONYMOUS image board. You don't come her to be special snowflakes and sure as hell don't come here for attention. Do the rest of the site a favor and drop the con shit.
Also for the support of communication, because 4chan can't into organization: a wiki+blog should be fine.