MCM EXPO THIS WEEKEND
You guys ready?
Sure am glad I'm just chilling with my m8s instead of going to any of that gay shit that attracts weirdos like you.
You've been posting this sort of thing every MCM thread for how long now? Three years? Maybe four? Isn't it about time you got a life, or at least some professional support for your autism? You and the 'mcm is all about """"pain play"""" we're bringing our """""pets"""" to your meet' guy need to start a club. Assuming you're not the same person.
Don't be like Spiderman that climbed the statue and broke their back
Seriously though I already climbed the thing last year before they shortened the pole in May for some reason, but I didn't have anything to cut the flag off with, so I'll just bring the mini scissors from my cosplay kit with me.
Me too anon, me too.
Though I'm on target to finish sewing tonight. Then it's onto the wig! Good luck with what you have to do. Thankfully I'm only going Sunday so I have some extra time.
>tfw plans for this weekend fell through at the last minute
>friends arent going
>I cant really afford to get to London alone
>by the next one, I'll feel weird about wearing an outfit from a game a half-year over already.
Better luck next time I guess, right?
Well let's be fair, what's left for them to do over here? They'll probably do LSCC because at least that is going to have a couple of bigger named guests. Everything else has been worn out.
i believe in you! i've spent all day up until now painting and gluing my last pieces, forced myself to stop for a food break then i just have to wash some stuff and iron and pack. you can do it and your cosplay will look amazing!
Pls stay on lolcow where you belong. I checked the thread and she's not even freaking out that much, you people cling to lies like they're some kind of life support. Really kind of scary. Oh well, better that people are doing that somewhere other than here.
I was embroidering on the train. I've only managed to get front panels finished then I ran out of floss.
The Eris Morn with the unhemmed, unfinished skirt piece will be me. Please be nice.
Lots of hotel drama going down at MCM. Premier Inn is kicking out people who have more than two adults per room. kek
>full name house guest list
>no entry to people not on the list after 10pm
this happened what 2 years ago? I think? where me and my 5 other friends in our room got called to reception with about 9 other rooms full of people.
After about 40 minutes waiting in the lobby for them to figure out what to do while we were sat laughing about it, they just said "yeah there's no hotels free in 20 miles so we can't do anything, just don't do it again"
Maximum of 4 people makes sense, but 2? Unless they're tiny rooms with single beds, that makes no sense. I also hate when hotels ask you to list names on the reservations. How are you supposed to know specifically who can make it to the con 6 months, 9 months, a year in advance? What if someone cancels? I can understand why they do it, but wow what a hassle.
it's literally for insurance reasons, the only reason you can get away with it at MCM is because of the mass amount of hotel bookings that usually ends up with all hotels near the con fully booked
That and they also turn a blind eye to it (but apparently not Premier Inn lmao)
It's for fire safety reasons. 100 rooms with 100 people? Check, they're all here. Oh, but wait, some had extra people in their rooms but didn't tell us and we don't know which ones. Oops, too late they burned to death.
>I also hate when hotels ask you to list names on the reservations. How are you supposed to know specifically who can make it to the con 6 months, 9 months, a year in advance?
It says 'on arrival'. If you don't know who's staying in your room on the day you have other problems!
American in England here.
Currently on the Tube at Woodford
hoping tickets dont sell out by the time I get there
I can't believe people's bitching about this, hotels have rules for reasons. Think of the staff getting chewed out if they find out they accidentally let in more people. Think of what happens in a fire, think of maids expecting 2 peoples' mess and finding 5, etc. MCM has just gotten out of control and people are being cheap about it. I can understand like teenagers bitching about this, but grown adults? Just pay for the right size room. Like you would for any other event.
I'm not sure the average cosplayer really counts as a grown adult in this context, given how many can not believe they are expected to actually pay for things or display any degree of responsibility. Get a few thousand autists with entitlement complexes together and this is where we end up.
Thanks, good luck! What's your costume?>>8680923
Thank you anon <3 decided to ditch the piece I was busting my chops on, it's on the back of my head anyway and it'll look better without it than having a shirty hair piece. WE CAN ALL DO IT! What were you working on?
I'll look for you! Not played destiny but Googled your character and that's an awesome design, bet you'll look great :)
Just doing my makeup test now, basically I'll be the Marie from Splatoon without the hair bow
Try not to get too angry about it than I am, buddy, my paycheck arrived too late
You're not missing out on anything. MCM is a clusterfuck, Saturday MCM is the biggest clusterfuck of them all and October MCM is the B-show. There is literally not one less important con day to miss out.
Cry when you miss out on LSCC, not MCM.
You don't need a ticket tbh if you just want to see the cosplayers, I just go to the venue on the day and lounge around in my casul cosplay with camera and there's cosplayers all over the god damned place.
I agree and I haven't even bothered taking photos either.
For merc some t-shirts from one of the stalls were nice and I got some.
Got a nice art t-shirt for Spyro and some other ones.
For negatives I think the barrier around the grass is just a pain in the arse, but the only positive to this is that they were using the entrance today.
Not sure if they will use it tomorrow though...
Taking my parents and younger sister tomorrow to their first con because they have never been and want to see what all the fuss is about
I'm going to be the hastily put together Arkham Knight Scarecrow being led around by an overly excitable Paddington and followed closely by bemused middle-aged normies
>Parents allowing this bullshit
I believe it was, yeah. I remember people awkwardly sitting around for ages waiting for the main room to open. Then when it finally did, people just stood around the edge of the room for ages while a terrible DJ played. So awkward. It got a little better after a while but not by much.
>For health and safety reasons
As someone who works in H&S it rustles my jimmies to see people using that excuse for stupid rules. There is NO regulations about the number of people that can stay in a hotel room. This is just a blatant lie.
Place looks a bit locked up for normal party on the rave grass. Damn MCM and their fucking barriers.
Knew the entrance wasn't going to be usable today even though it was yesterday. Management deluxe by MCM as usual.
I might have to hang out at The Fox at worst case scenario. Enjoy the night everyone.
>Works in H&S
>Either lying or stupid
H&S rules are different for everywhere. sure theres the govt ones that everyone has to abide by, but different businesses can implement their own ones too
I worked in a hotel that had H&S rules about numbers in the rooms, its not uncommon at all
I went to MCM today, it was my first con. Does anyone know who the Immortan Joe who kept spraying stuff in people's mouths was? He sprayed it in my friend's mouth, and she ended up gagging. I think it was actually spray paint instead of something safe.
Also what is the deal with fat lasses cosplaying as Steven Universe's mam?
>>8684172 This Immortan Joe sounds like a cunt who's head you should be unleashing nerd cunt kicks to the head on. Sounds like a wasteman who needs to be shown the thug life in 4k real life.
Fat cosplayers are normal.
The spraying thing is part of his shtick, but she wanted to pose for a photo with him as she was a Warboy, and he sprayed it in her mouth against her will.
Not complaining about fat cosplayers, as a fat fetishist my dick was like steel with all the fat birds with exposed midriffs and cottage cheese arses to look at.
He was in the main hall this afternoon, don't know if he'll still be there. He had like a perspex breast plate with muscles drawn on, but you could see his nerd flab beneath.
I JUST WANT FRIENDS WITH THE SAME TASTES AS ME. DOES NO ONE WATCH ANIME ANYMORE?
>DOES NO ONE WATCH ANIME ANYMORE?
No. It is about doing cosplay of a game or TV show now.
Most of the anime are shit tier and the closest thing to good is anything that is over hyped.
For a costume display, the performance was mediocre at best. Should have corseted, and at least attempted to pass female. From the audience, wig was a mess and costume looked cheap.
No other event has room prices that high, or such a high demand for such a low quantity of rooms either. The overbooking of the Aloft can attest to that.
More than one or two extra people is pushing it though. And yes clean up your shit.
>scheduled for 15:30-16:30 on friday
>gets to around 5 o'clock
>goes to photo shoot
>comes back and signs everyones stuff and talks to them for a minute
>finished signing at about ten to 6
I second this. I think I spent more time laughing at incredibly tragic cosplaying rather than what was actually going on.
I'll never forget that Deadpool on Saturday where you could literally see the outline of his cock & balls.
Anyone else annoyed by that girl who was wearing a normie prom dress and tiara going around saying she was cosplaying dark Cinderella? There was literally no cosplay or effort involved, you would never have known it was (apparently) from Disney. Jesus, cosplay standards have gone down the shitter.
anyone else see the little kid dressed as Dio? I wanted to find him and kill him.
It is what all members of the female sex crave.
This board is for girls, not boys.
Enjoy your ban, baka.
I just want to be complete pervert, like going up to the Hana from Prison School cosplayers and asking them if they want to go back to my hotel room so we can piss on each other, stuff like that, but I know I'm not nearly hot enough to get away with it.
Might be fun to groundhog day a con to see how much I could get away with though.
Why do people at MCM always take pictures next to bins?
Also something is very off with her face.
I'm afraid you're stuck with me, creeping in the background, filming your butts.
Man Misty again this time eh? Thought you mentioned going as an MGS 5 character this time.
I was the Hunter here. Half assed, but in my defence, it was super comfy.
Well guys, i had a lot of fun at MCM, biggest con I've been to so far and everyone i met was super friendly. I'll probably see you guys next time.
>cute girl walks up to me, wants to take my picture
>ask what her cosplay is, and talk a bit about Owari no Seraph
>"Right i guess i'll see you around, bye"
>5 minutes later realize she was alone as well
>Should've asked her out. Infinite regret and can't find her again in the huge crowd
Also that after party looks cringy as fuck, glad i skipped that. Just go to the pub at the entrance. It was full of cosplayers and some people who actually knew how to use a dance floor.
after party was alright, though going in costume was the worst decision ever because it was fucking steaming in there.
I too made a mistake, leaving the after party and started talking to a girl who was waiting for a friend, she complimented my necklace, but I was dragged away by friends
ended it with a long hug, but was told i was a moron for not getting a number
such is life
> some people who actually knew how to use a dance floor.
Unlike the Fox management who now want to be a club.
Music so loud you can't actually talk if you're inside.
Now 1/2 the size it should be and because there is now 1 bar it takes an hour to get served.
Hunter from just above, and yeah, I had a few mistakes myself, had a few lone girls come up to me and try to initiate a conversation, but my inability to talk to strangers when sober led to me wandering off before I managed to sweat all of my makeup off.
I really need to figure out how to feel as sociable as I do when I'm drunk all of the time.
>calling other people beta
>while posting in the cosplay section of an anime themed imageboard
> because there is now 1 bar it takes an hour to get served.
I never waited more than ten minutes for a pint in there
music was way ott though, I was shitfaced so I was able to enjoy it, but it was way nicer on the friday when it was just chill with 80s music playing at a reasonable volume
>my inability to talk to strangers when sobe
that's your problem m8
These guys were my favorite i think, the satan ned flanders was also cool.
I saw 4 rows of people trying to get a drink across the entire bar area. Took me literally 30+ minutes to get something. Worst thing is, the bartenders were just taking their sweet time. I liked the music though.
The people at the front were buying loads of drinks at once so their friends wouldn't have to come up to the bar. Saw one guy order 16 drinks and pass them all back to friends who didn't queue.
Has anyone noticed that 95% of the pictures Eevee Cosplay is in with other cosplayers they are the average types? And the more impressive costumes are always without her in? Check her recent album from London.
It's like when girls surround themselves with other, less unattractive girls so they look hotter.
Honestly, I wish there was some form of red light warning or something for newer UK cosplayers about Mike Towers. I've been on the scene for about a year now and only recently got to know about his shite.
I've only been to one AL event and it was this year and it was of course-shit. But guess what? I'm fucked to go to another one of his events this time as I organised something with someone who had nobody else to go with to go to the Halloween Manchester meet up he's holding this weekend. FML. I originally didn't want to go but thought it's a friend in need so I'll go along as it's a free event. Then I read the ED article about him and read some old forum posts. This guy is an absolute wank stain of the highest caliber, Christ on a bike. I don't want to be seen anywhere near an AL event for the rest of my life.
I don't know if to tell the person I'm going with I don't want to go now because I know about all of this bullshit but I feel like they're going to dismiss all of this as gossip as they aren't as into the scene as I am? Like they don't go on here or anything and I imagine if they aren't as well versed in the UK scene they're going to dismiss it as petty gossip and insist we still go. What do /cgl/?
I already know what's probably going to happen.
There will be a shitty meetup at a park (I didn't go to that last time as it was pissing down that day), then the venue will start to fill up with people from the park-meet, then we'll all just be sat around getting drinks in until the shoddy 'masquerade' that is judged by someone who doesn't even think to hem their fucking garment and a few other no-name guests starts. And then for no apparent reason everyone will start dancing or some shit on stage. I left early the first time because the event was so bad, so I don't know what he does after that. I think it was a quiz or something they had lined up.
If I do go though I will report, though it will probably pointless as from what I've read literally every event he does is like this. Might just get shitfaced, it is Halloween after all and as long as my money is going to the bar it's hosted at and not that bastards slimy hands I can rest easy.
She pulled off Bayonetta better I think, face looks much less weird.
>Favourite costumes of the weekend?
>Also what CMV's do you guys think were good?
None of them are good.
What is everyone opinions on the tightness of security this year?
I understand why this has happened, but i feel like they went overboard with ticket checking. I usually come from the east entrance and to get into the actual con i had to be checked for tickets twice with barriers everywhere you turned.
I know loserconning is definitely a thing at mcm this i feel as if they've taken away most of the fun by stressing so much on paying £50 just to sit around in the excel center. Now you pay that much just to stand outside.
I didn't have my wristband checked once, apart from one of the two times I went through the main side entrance with all the queueing fencing. The other time I went through there I legitimately didn't have it checked. They spent all their money on the fencing, but the security was more lax than ever
I was checked an unusual amount of times for some reason, although i didn't use the front entrance more than once.
>That fence was a joke and a massive inconvenience.
fucking agreed, waste of money and took away the freedom of just walking anywhere you wanted without having to line up.
I loserconned the entire weekend with no issues. The fence thing was ridiculous, between that and the ticket price hike, I feel like they're really trying to kill off that social aspect of the event.
People legit just opened up the fence later on though, I knew that would happen. It's hardly secure.
I really hope they learn from their mistakes and don't continue it. MCM is a debate to go enough as it is these days but taking away the freedom and social aspect is really starting to chase me away from it all. Heck, I only go to see friends, never for the actual con.
A delusional tripfag who harassed a guy and his girlfriend for 1 year after he dumped her.
She is always causing drama whenever she's at events. Stupid as a brick and easy to laugh at.
Why is it all the UK photographers are awful? Not a single one can take a shot that could compare with Asian or US standards.
That just snap a quick shot in the trees and move onto the next cosplayer without a single bit of effort. Then do no editing and all we get are bland pictures.
C'mon togs, make the effort. The cosplayers do.
because they are after likes, they take as many cosplayers as possible and upload to their pages as quick as possible, knowing they are first to upload, the cosplayer will surely share them first, without even bothering to edit them. They are all like that, quantity over quality...think food and cosplay.
Fence was such a massive joke at one point I lost my shit and just opened it because come the fuck on I didnt pay this ridiculous sumn of money for having to walk up and down the stairs to get around it in full armor just screw this shit
Kyle is obviously in it for the attention. Ever notice he only shoots with Flavour of the Month costumes?
And when was the last time you saw Sonesh upload more than 1 picture from a convention?
I've never been to Hyper Japan but I noticed a couple guests that interest me and I was wondering if it's worth it?
Though I read Minori was only going friday (she's the one I'd attend for, mostly) and friday is just impossible for me so I'm unsure it'd be worth attending a different day if I won't be able to see her.
Robert john parker? Really?...
There are a few decent uk photographers, but the same names are always mentioned here, plus we only see good foreign togs as the shit ones don't get enough likes or shares to recognised here
Chill anon, its only been a few days, all the photos you see are from togs with no creativity who are thirsty for likes via mass upload. So it hardly surprising the photos are bland and unedited. Its like seeing Eevee cosplay and basing all uk cosplayers skills on that standard.
Never heard of Justine Louise?
I like RS photography as well, Carlos is good but I'd love to see him move away from flash and try something else.
Shades On, yeah Kyle's bit of a dramawhore, but he takes a good picture.
Matteleven just seems a rounded photographer, his flash photography is lovely and so is his other work, would be nice to see more location shoots from him!
Justines out of con shoots are a lot better than ones she does at events. Shes also responsible for this.
Quickly glazed over the thread and there's lots of things mentioned that also bug me.
- Shades On Kyle is an arrogant twat. But he knows this. He's still a twat.
- Inquisition Squad can fuck off. Seriously. Please fuck off already. Don't come to the UK and then tell UK cosplayers they can't join your Dragon Age meetup. Also please burn the tshirts, how arrogant are you?
- Starbit, chill out your ego and stop having a toddler tantrum about not being invited to the Mockingjay premier. You take awesome photos and are a talented cosplayer, but your ego could be toned down.
- Kenny... *sigh* please stop doing that fucking skit. Also, I have no idea how you got away with entering that cosplay for the final when you'd already entered it for ECG prelims.
Basically I think I'm fed up of the egos in the UK cosplay community lol. Anyone else?
And high fives to Josh 'Sleep Talking Bear' for his debut video.
Haha fair play there! Although Inquisition Squad was made up of some of a select few permitted ukers. So let's renegotiate that fraction lol.
But I think we can agree that there is a whole load of unnecessary ego in the cosplay community, not just the uk. Although the uk cosplay scene seems extra sucks at the moment.
firstly, the dragon age group was never mentioned in this thread before so stop bitching, 2. the group went to the dragon age meetup? then went off and did their own shoots? There's nothing wrong with them wanting the shoots they have organised for themselves to be just for them. Its very obvious you're one of the three people who were asked very nicely 'could we please just do this video shot with just us then we'll have pics with you later' do you not understand how group cosplays work
Hi inquisition squad member :)
No I wasn't one of the people. But we definitely heard about your lovely elitist group and the comments you made about others ;)
Also we all like to bitch that's why we're here. Now go back to kissing Starbit's ass.
literally what the fuck are you on about? are you confusing them with the game of thrones group? The Dargon Age lot are the furthest from elitist you can ever get. Most of them had their costumes half finished, you think they were snooty about others costumes? Lol
Not a member... But even I know that the majority of that group is UK, minus one or two, so how are they being exclusive?
If you're doing a display group, you don't have 5 of the same characters....
We did a serenity group last year, we didn't have 5 of the same character...
If that's how you guys feel fair enough, I'm not phased but I'll agree to disagree as they do come across as 'snooty' and exclusive and their attitudes by far were the most annoying presence at the con that weekend from what I've heard. I'm not gonna change my mind on it though sorry, I really don't like them.
Whoever you are, please stop this
I am one of the DA cosplayers who got sent away and I just had this shit solved and it is embarrassing enough as it is.
I know you all want the juicy drama but please dont make it about us. It was a misunderstanding aparently and now it is getting out of hand
With the t-shirts it was the whole "you can't be part of our club" vibe again.
Going out of your way to get custom T-shirts done just for your little crew? May have been fun and silly intentions but good god that is GoT style snooty.
Im still making my own chainmail, for the Merlin Cosplay im doing with her, that's next year, I don't recall that changing?
LSCC Champs, yeah I changed my mind, my skillset is nearly not good enough as to those who compete. Newsflash, people change their minds.
I am part of the group... why WOULDNT I be?
I was invited, because I wanted to do a pre-con shoot, and we did.
they made me a t-shirt because... wait for it... they're nice people who do nice things.
I guess thats a little hard to believe in the UK Community.
Who cares bout a group of friends that had a group and made silly tops for the pub? There were other good groups.
Some of the hobbits from the LoTR group were sooo much better and I liked the Avengers even if I'm not a fan of gender swaps usually. GingerSnaps looked great.
*shrug* I personally don't but it definitely does have a YOU CANT SIT WITH US vibe about it so I can understand the criticism. It's a nice thing to do for friends but I don't think it's entirely innocent
on the other hand, she was the first UK rep for WCS with Lex, so it's not like she's done it before. Obviously in other countries there are repeat representatives, but if she does enter then a lot of people will be put off.
Actually I stayed away because it was a personal matter, if people wish to talk about it openly, then let them.
How I choose to react and act to situations is my choice.
For them? who is them exactly?
I must admit, it does amuse myself, and great deal many others, that you all congregate on this board to talk about people you hardly know, or in some cases you do know ( depending on who you are )
Are your lives that dull and meaningless that you create these infamous people just to spite?
I used to get upset when I was mentioned on here, heck I used to get angry.
now I just pity you.
Heh. How double standard of you. Don't pretend like you've never 'congregated' to bitch about people you hardly know or even people you do know. So don't make it out like its only the people that are here on this forum. Yeah people on here are doing it out in the open, but a lot of them are only saying what some still say behind closed doors. Not saying that makes it right, but don't be a hypocrite.
Over half the people in the group were from Norway and didn't know anyone in the UK common besides the people in their group. People hanging out with the people they have organised a group with isn't wrong, and all of them were spending all day with other dragon age cosplayers that they had never met before, so I literally have no clue what you're complaining about. You should be happy that more foreign people want to join the UK comm
Yeah I really don't see what the problem is here. The only concrete objection I've heard is 'they all got t-shirts.' Seriously, is that the extent of the problem?
If that's it then whoever's complaining needs to get over themselves.
That's pretty much what happened iirc, one crazy sjw admin in the game of cosplay uk group posted something elitist and she got slapped down by other admins. Would have ended there, but Laura screenshotted it before it was deleted, accused the whole group of elitism even after a ton of people explained they had nothing to do with it, tried to drag kyle into it and spread lies about their conduct at mcm.
Since then for some reason the whole thing keeps getting mysteriously brought up here... no idea why.
Spent half of my saturday trying to find the Dragon Age meetup so I could give them the candy I'd bought for them, winded up going home in frustration with my friend and then got the most annyong cold ever..
10/10 would recommend.
Please say I'm not the only one sick to death of this guy?
Seriously? There were about 100 people in a giant group and they met exactly where and when they said they would, and after the meet up all hung out under the trees all day. You weren't looking hard enough
People setting off stink bombs and apparently fireworks
Novotel getting strict af because of the aforementioned, obvious roomstuffing and underage drinkers
Eggs being dropped from above the nisa shop
Oh and a dude almost drowned after jumping in the thames
With mcm's security heightened yet stupid shit like this has still happened (perhaps even moreso) I can only imagine it getting worse. I'm no prude, I'm one of those scrubs who stay up all night partying, but holy shit there's no need to purposely fuck things up, or leave places trashed, or get so para that police and ambulances get involved jfc
are you new here? The screenshots of what laura posted actually ended up in cgl a few months back and they clearly show that everything you just said was utter wank.
but nice try GOT group. you'd seem less like wankers if you stopped defending being assholes and just apologised and moved on rather then bringing it back up every thread. we are bored. move the fuck on
Onto thing that happened RECENTLY. Did anyone get locked out of the nova on sat night when they stopped letting people in? i imagine a lot of 4+ rooms started shitting themselves.
The screenshots showed 1. The original post that the SJW admin made and 2. The stupid post she made on her Cosplay page after the drama. That's it. Literally everyone in the group disagreed with her, some even came on here to say they didn't agree, so you're the one talking shit tbh
yep I remember, literally a screenshot of some rules that got changed >1hr later when other people noticed. Shows nothing that disproves what's been explained multiple times by multiple people, including here, but nice try.
also pretty sure the shitstirrers brought this one up tonight so if they could just let it drop (AND the whole kyle thing - no this isn't him posting) and move on i'm sure we would both appreciate it.
unrelatedly yeah I know a couple people ended up crashing in the ibis after that night, but been told most 4+ rooms got back in okay
also. Why do people *cough GOT wankers * insist on neglecting to mention that lady noctis. Someone with far more reach ALSO posted about the rules independent of Lolainprogress? So did Josh. Vendetta is weak. Go home
just throwing it out there in response to comments futher up, my friend is part of the UK cosplay videographer group and his cmvs are always pretty great. he deserves more recognition tbh https://www.youtube.com/user/TheElectrospectrum
It was the fact Kyle Knew the girl cosplaying Bellatrix from the GoT group already had a run in with Laura aka Lolain progress. But wanted to stir shit further by copying the photo Laura did as Bellatrix and then didn't bother to credit until Noctis called him out on it, to which he admitted to copying.
that's literally -the- Bellatrix pose though, seen many other cosplayers do the same. Like this cosplayer, don't remember her name but the costume's pretty good
anyway butthurt from that is unreasonable in the extreme.
not saying kyle shouldn't have been more sensitive, especially since he knew about laura and riddikulus cosplay over the GoT drama, but it really is time to drop the vendetta, we hear it like clockwork every couple of months and it's getting boring.
So if you look at it Kyle really is a low life for pulling that shit on people. You have to remember him and Laura was friends at that point but didn't give two shits about it. Soon after Josh had enough of his crap and moved on. All you guys that are in his circlejerk page group of his, don't think for a minute he won't pull the same thing on you guys when given the chance.
It's already been said which kyle admitted in chat with Laura it was his intention to copy Lauras photo and not any of the official art and the fact he added credit to Laura and her photographer after being called out.
We missed a few trains on the way there and arrived a bit after it had started, and that literally messed up all chances of finding them.
I tried calling the girl whom arranged it - no luck.
Posted in the Grey Wardens group, got directions to where they were supposed to be - No luck.
Met two people who had either been to or were going to it - No luck there either.
So after a 2 hour search on ALL pre-listed locations and rumored ones we gave up and went back into town to the hotel.
Then we were told AFTERWARDS that they'd moved locations all togheter due to other meet-ups. Which I can understand, but why not write about it somewhere?
Maybe however I'm just too stupid to actually navigate in a location I've never been to before, so I'll just accept what happened and be pleased I were able to dump off at least one candy bag on the person who were meant to have it.
I agree. Worked with him a few times over the last couple of years and his work is really good and only improving. Shows that you don't need fancy cameras and stabilisers to make good work.
Wow, it all kicked off yesterday. Was all pretty retarded though; seriously guys, you're butt hurt over a group who printed their own T-Shirts.
I think I'm getting too old for this shit. I'm getting sick of everyone bitching about everything not being "fair". Newsflash! Life isn't fair. If Kyle is friends with some Dragon Age group and you aren't, that's because YOU AREN'T HIM! Talk to the group if you want to join them. Nobody gives you anything in this life.
And I don't give two shits about you and your pathetic first world problem. Head to fucking Vista Print and get your own damn shirt. Then we'll bitch about you "selling out" and backstabbing "The Man". Knobheads.
I think with the rules about photography at mcm everyone will move more to videos. So to the anon above saying theres no good photos, it's not the photographers fault they cant use anything to be creative and dont give me the bs of you dont need anything. Try going to a studio and dont use any extra light source/modifiers, see how shit and flat looking it will be.
No external lights or stands allowed, even if held by someone else. So clearly it was a complaint from one of the booth people at mcm. Yeah the wank stain that keeps adertsing in the expo photographers group whenever a cosplayer wants shoots, but doesnt mention the fact they charge and people don't give two shits about their booth.
Not sure their booth name, but the guy who runs it keeps posting every fucking day running up to mcm the hall number and just doesnt get the hint by the lack of interest cosplayers are not interested in them, and even more so now because what they did. They think the togs doing it for free are taking their business. The truth is, there is no money to be had in a shitty photobooth especially the price mcm wants for the space.
That's Cosplay Portrait. Pretty sure they make most of their business off families or people with awful cosplays that are desperate for pictures. People don't want to pay for unedited photos against a white background and a big ugly watermark in the corner.
Another Uk tog copying photographers from another country. please stop, you're embrassing us. This guys photo is all copy of other togs, like Roberts, carlos etc....jeezz.
Those guys mostly piss me off because if they put in even the most basic level of effort their pictures would be way better and they would be providing a real service. Fact is they bought a studio-in-a-box kit from Amazon, set it up in the most brainless way possible probably copied from the picture on the front of the packaging and they blow out everything because no shadows and a histogram clipping to the right is how pros do it right guys?
Them twisting MCM's arm to enforce the no lights rule has basically killed any hope of con floor photography ever being anything more than phone snapshots. It's fucking gross that they get the monopoly on photography just because they bought a £500 prepackaged beginner lighting kit.
Honestly Cosplay Portrait were alright a few years ago when I was a noob and just wanted one non-selfie that my parents didn't take. But now? They used to have a massive queue around their booth but now everyone knows a tog can get a better photo on the floor for free. Does anyone remember that booth they had at LFCC a few years back, they had like a misty forest set up? If they brought in a company that had say 4 sets, and gave them a big enough space, they'd make an absolute killing. If they insist on doing this shit.
Hence why they think the togs doing it for free are taking their money. Just they haven't improved, just as cosplayers improve their skill so do the photographers (or so they should). They don't move with the times while all the togs doing hobby shoots are getting better and they will find ways to take nice pictures even with the silly mcm rules. Infact i've already seen quite a few togs ignoring the mcm rules and some were even setup in the carpark and at the eastern exit on the floor up. They never got stopped by security throughout the event.
>tiny cute asian girl in japanese schoolgirl outfit pokes me in the back and asks for photo
>Gets good picture from tog
>Set it as profile picture
>Add credit to description
>Facebook forces me to crop out bulky watermark
>Tog gets mad that "I" removed his watermark
>Tog gets mad that "I" edited the picture without permission, by cropping it
So not going with that photo then...
>Go to change profile pic to other picture
>See how it looks
>Awful because I only have fb quality and cropping it kills it
>Ask tog for better copy to use as profile picture
>Tog says I can only have copy if I pay £30
Guys c'mon. Is it a bad thing for people to want to use your picture?
Sounds like the tog is really stuck up. It would't be one of the reg con togs, it'll be a tog that goes to con to try get customers or intention to make money. Stay away from people like that.
Actually I've seen a few togs not give out high res's without being paid. Think it's basically so you can't run off and get shitty edits done or do prints without them making a profit.
Bad form to ask for the money when the pictures just being used on a profile.
It makes me laugh when I see togs like "get in touch and I'll organise a FREE shoot for May!!!"
You have to do a free shoot. If MCM/the ExCel find out you will be the shit and you're either too new to know this or so stupid you'll risk it.
can anyone shed any light on whether insomnia's worth going to? i can apply to work there on the upcoming one through the company i work for, or i can just go in general, is it worth paying out for?
Might be going up this time with a couple of games cosplays. I used to go years ago when it was basically a weekend lan party with very little to do but play games, drink overpriced beer and eat pizza.
My friend guested at the last one and apparently it's decent for cosplay now, though £22 means only really worth a visit if you're a gamer
Togs? No. GWCs? Yes.
Go because you like the games that are there. It's still basically a big gaming LAN party just with a bigger budget than it had five years ago. They have a little more cosplay there but it's still way down the priority list for them and cosplayers make up a tiny minority. Don't mistake it for a convention or expo. It's still a LAN at its heart.
He doesn't go to any cons now does he? Every con has either banned him entirely, banned him from key areas, has security tail him or his name is dirt enough nobody will go near him. Even his old crew like SZ and Tabby and Stacy don't do shit with him no more.
I liked this one
Also her and her partner's Destiny ones.
And these guys. Didn't see many of the EC contestants walking around though, they'd probably be my favourites if I had.