For some reason the other thread 404'd.
Anyway, two more days!
>How are your cosplays coming?
>Any special plans for Halloween?
>What are you looking forward to most?
>Will the rave ever be worth going to?
>When the hell is the meetup?
To ignore all of your questions,
A word of warning- be careful at con parties. Not sure about Youmacon, but I have heard reports of roofies at other cons. If you are ever unsure, bring your own drinks or drink only from sealed bottles or cans
SATURDAY AT THE YELLOW COUCHES BECAUSE THE ORANGE SQUIGGLE WAS REMOVED OR SOMETHING!
Lol. Okay, that picture is pretty much me. But still.. I shower extra hard during conventions.
I think I get rejected because I'm a total shut-in with zero confidence.... though I pretend and allow myself to have confidence during con raves.
The trick is to not even listen to the music.
I usually hear some level of house/electro any time I'm there, but I usually get bored quick because nobody will dance with me because I'm a hambeast. Still, Japanese or at least anime music would improve the quality a ton.
I don't think a concensus was ever reached, though I did see more support for 6:30.
Also, I saw in the other thread saying the game room might not be open on Thursday because of some problem. Anyone know what happened, or is it just staff being slow?
I thought last thread we decided on two meetups? Friday and Saturday, same places, 8 both times and on Saturday we would wait for Masquerade people to finish up. Also, something about a meetup in front of McDicks with a shirtless dude in a snapback.
What are the odds of them having a setup with the Overwatch beta there?
Do they at least play some happy hardcore kind of stuff? They at least should have the kind of thing that's a staple of anime con raves.
Not to mention it's really easy to find hardcore remixes of anime songs.
They put the two Japanese bands together with one Western band in between. Keyboard jerk has two other showings that aren't even on main stage (I think it's two?)
Western bands are all grouped together on a different day.
Also, wtf, so there's apparently three schedules for this con? The normal schedule, video game schedule, and then whatever this is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12ZoW8FVviTT8JeUZGm7RodeB8lPGyDq0tslxBbKFoAQ/pubhtml
Video events panels, like AMV Hells and AMV Contests.
Though I'm slightly miffed they don't have the showing schedules up. I know, >going to anime showings at an anime con, but I want them just for autistic completionists sake.
I'm actually modestly butthurt there isn't any Mario Party or Donkey Kong anymore. Those were both fantastic last year and I can't believe nobody stepped up to takeover.
Anybody want to meet up and see Crush40 together? We can mock the other bands too.
There was some fuck up with the staff reservations and now none of them have rooms, I was told this could affect load in because they'll be scrambling to catch up on shit.
It's Youmacon though so it'll probably just be slow or they'll keep it closed so everyone can suck off Morgan and spit his load on the controllers.
Thats because lazy fat fucks kept using the elevators to go up one floor. They have staff now to direct traffic for the elevators so only people who are hand capped, have a room in the hotel or have registered large weapons are alowerd to use them. Personally I love it cause now I can actually get up to my room.
This may not be the best idea, but if any one wants needs a room in the rencen Marriott I have 2 open spots. Unfortunately the two people i was going to be rooming with have had to back out, so i'm currently stuck with a room to my self. All i ask of a potential room mate is they shower and pay me before i will give them a room key.
>have 2 open spots at rencen
>looking for people
i'm a fairly relaxed person, just not looking to spend $500 for just a hotel this weekend. I will be here a while if any one has any questions. If you are interested send me an email at [spoiler]firstname.lastname@example.org[/spoiler] and we can talk over skype or something to figure out the details
How does a boring loser like me make friends? I'm tired of feeling like shit being friendless
that was not the right thread
please move on
I hope I see undertale cosplays
I wanted to try sans but apparently I fucking suck at masks
>no girls allowed panel is at midnight on saturday
good, no one go but the num nuts who don't know any better
>The trick is to not even listen to the music.
What is the point of even going then?
They did the wristbands for a bit but idk if they'll be doing it again this year because it was kind of a clusterfuck the last time they did.
YOU GOT THIS, I'm in the same boat tbh
>still have to sew 2 skirts and a shirt on top of finishing prints and stickers
2 days let's fucking do this.
>What is the point of even going then?
Get a little drunk beforehand, get glowsticks, move your body in dumb ways to barely-conscious beats, grind up on some attractive people in a setting where nobody cares, maybe see some glow-painted titties.
Basically, it's an orgy without (90% of) the sex.
the facebook page is a cesspool but if you're desperate, here's what you do. find a couple panels, concert, or a game you want to play in the game room, whatever that you are interested in going. post on the facebook group that you are going alone to the con and would anyone like to be your buddy and do that thing with you. talk to some people and make plans to do the things. there you go. it's not hard
If you take 90 seconds to pick a song on Gravity Wars I won't actually say anything to you, I will just stand behind you with my arms folded lamenting my miserable fate being stuck behind you.
There's no feeling like deciding to reuse a cosplay from last year, only to find that either you've slimmed down too much to wear parts, or parts are just fucking missing all together. Thank God I live across the street from a Salvation Army.
Do the other hotels do custom room keys, or is it just the Marriott? I know the rinky dink Holiday Inn at shutocon had the custom shutocon keys (which looked exactly like weekend badges)
English guy here staying with Americans at the rencen. Can't wait. It's my first convention. Want to see sweaty neckbeards
>tfw it's finally happening soon
I'm getting overwhelmed.
From that picture I would think you're Strata Cunt.
Maybe you should take a visit to your neglected son across the river and see just how badly we went wrong. Fucking Justin "Weed is the seed of giving immigrants feed" Trudeau.
Anyways, I'm fucking hype. Can't wait to finish my midterm tomorrow then go full con-mode.
What is up with functioning autists and thinking that sperging about whatever they're doing or into is a good way to have a conversation? Don't dictate, ask questions. Jesus.
Anyways, speaking of autism, I just got my waifu jacket in the mail. If you see the guy in the Maki coat/scarf say hi.
>get in room
>cant get in safe to put excess dosh
>go to call room service
> see this
Well shit, I walked into a horror movie
Fuck that man. The assheads in A2 are way more judgemental than anyone at Youmacon ever was.
If your social anxiety was logical, it would realize this and get the hell out of Ann Arbor and be on 14 East tonight.
Also stuck in A2 due to classes and work. Have fun and take pics to post later, everyone!
anyone wearing anything elaborate on saturday? I need stuff to film
So, it looks like the marriott fucked over a lot of people on their rooms. I guess strifes party is done for.
Me and my girl are at the potbelly grubbing and drinking. Wheres everyone at? anyone Wanna grab some beers?
that's what I have been lead to believe
also anyone getting a pass for tomorrow want to wait in line whenever it opens up, I might get bored.
meetup I think people were deciding for either 6:30 or 8:00
I'll show up at cobo between noon and 1 I think, I'll just reply to my own post when I get there.
Can I come?
We need more pics in here anyway.
That is what I am going to do so far if I don't meet any one. I just got here though, I still have to register then go out looking for people normally. [spoiler]Too shy to do it on my own in public.
ATTENTION CANADAFAGS (from the gta) WHO ARE STAYING UNTIL MONDAY
Can any one of you guys do me a favour by picking up a package (small size, it ain't drugs) at the ren cen? I have to take off sunday and it arrives monday morning. Anyone?
>tfw made no friends
>tfw I made a girl basically tell me to go somewhere else because of the spaghetti I dropped
>tfw did nothing the rest of the con even though I bought the pass, too nervous after that to even ask people to take pictures
Okay /cgl/ we could use your help. This assface is Keith Allen Harris. He's been banned from Youmacon for stalking and sending multiple girls violent threatening messages as soon as they tell him to back off.
His chat logs include things like sending girls 200 messages in a row threatening to diswmbowel them and shoot their family and other bullshit. Seriously, i hope one of us can hit him with a car.
He's back and plain clothes today. Has arm tattos including a spiderman.
Any anon want to give me a pity hangout? I didn't do anything today because I was too shy so I have no pictures. And I also spent 3 hours waiting in line for the speed dating thing only to be cutofff with about 5 people ahead of me.
Well I'm currently at my hotel as to rest for a bit but I'll go anywhere I suppose. I still don't know how to get around despite having been in aimless circles all day. You can send me an e-mail and I'll send you my phone number so you can reach me anytime. I don't have internet when I go outside so I can't reply or see the thread.
Too shy to come to the meetup. I was Rosette Christopher on friday and Tyrande Whisperwind today.
Cant wait for more pics
>Tfw saw elite knight and geeked out
>Drop spaghetti and call him short
I feel really bad man but your costume was fucking sick. I always knew where you were when i heard the metal clanks
I won best overall craftsmanship. My trophy praises the sun.
Post your favorite picture you took from the weekend.
The only time I cringed was during the two "bands" opening for Crush 40, especially Survivors of the PC. Slapping at a keytar and having to look at your phone for all your lyrics while a computer plays most of the music is fucking ridiculous. If they were paid by Youmacon, someone must have some friends in high places because that was a truly terrible performance and they didn't deserve to be anywhere near a stage.
This con made me realize that this whole tranny thing is just a big fad. Is this happening at every con now?
Last year there were maybe 20 trannies. This year there were hundreds, and one yelled at me when I said the word "everybody" to a friend. "HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE HAS A TRADITIONAL COMFORTABLE RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR BODY!!!" and they ranted at me for a minute. I accidentally even said sorry and they still kept goiing off about how innappropriate it was for me to talk that way.
Youmacon is the only convention I go to though, so I don't know if its just something that I noticed this year or if others are noticing it everywhhere. But it was ridiculous. Anyone get a picture with that giant tall tranny who had hair all over the place?
Listen trannies. Stop being aggressive dicks. Nobody cares about your problems we just don't like that you are all assholes all the time.
> find cute art booth
> start looking at their shit
> see a bunch of panphlets about "evading white boys 101 uwu"
> look at artist
> fat dyed hair, flower crown
im sure you have lots of experience dealing with boys
Crush40 was so great. The opening acts were awful though.
>First band is generic "LOL US NERDS, GUYS!" band
>Second is literally a fedora nerd and a friend poorly singing/keytaring over pre-recorded music and awkwardly making jokes for an hour
Still worth it though
Idk i just dont see a problem with how many more/less there are. Maybe with the increasing movement of transgender awareness is making more people comfortable to explore their identities without fear of societal backlash. Maybe its just me.
Not the best cosplay I saw, but it's my favorites.
They're exactly the reason I skipped the whole concert, I wanted to see Crush 40 but I didn't wanna burn 2 con hours on shitty bands just for them. When the fuck will Youmacon wise up and schedule the bands seperately? Nobody wants to see fucking Random Gibberish for the first time, much less the 50th. Quit booking this bullshit and just bring in a decent band or two and drop the shitty LOLSONERDY ones.
Why is this con always such a fucking mess when it comes to panels?
So many last minute changes this year like times, rooms, and even buildings getting switched.
A couple panels I went to are usually packed but the printed copy had different info than the online schedule so nobody showed up.
I had that happen. Apparently the print book was inaccurate even though I'm pretty sure those are printed the week of. The home arcade panel was back an hour for some reason, and iirc there was no panel after it so there was literally no reason to change the schedule for it.
Panels every year I've gone have always had something up. I'm glad they are using more cobo space now.
I read on one of the facebook pages that it was printed a month beforehand.
It didn't help that half the panels had no descriptions and there was an entire page duplicated. Always use the online schedule, kids.
>implying I'm going to read literal cancer
That group has to be terrible. I learned my lesson anyways though. I usually never consult the print book but for that one panel I don't know why I checked the book instead of online.
For an event that's as big as it is it's really surprising how they seem to not QC the booklets because there's always problems every year for things that aren't just related to the panels.
Cosplayed as Venom Snake, which caused all sorts of great interactions with people. Pic related was even retweeted by Kojima. (not my pillow; found someone carrying it so I got a picture with it)
Got engaged to the woman of my dreams in front of all my con friends. She cosplayed with me as Quiet and we were great. Lots of fun every time we ran into other MGS cosplayers.
Made new friends, met up with all my old friends, got engaged, had a blast. Best Youmacon in recent memory. Didn't end up actually going to or hosting any panels this time, but given all the reports about their schedule bullshit I'm glad I didn't bother.
The Marriott was worse than usual, though. Literally waited four hours for a luggage cart on checkout day. They started hanging up on me when I started calling them about it, and I wasn't even being rude. Eventually went down in person, flagged a bellboy down, and he was happy to come get my stuff. Said he was even waiting for them to give him a room to go to. What the fuck? Made me question staying there for future years. I always like to stay in the same hotel a con is at so I can have quick access to my room, but everyone I know who stayed at the Courtyard across the street had absolutely no hassle all weekend and were just a skywalk away from the con. If the price isn't too bad, I think that's what I'm doing next year.
This was my first year doing the artist alley and it paid off really well but ended up losing my badge the first night and had some terrible anxiety attacks throughout the con, which made it really hard to hang out with friends.
Met some really cool people though and saw some old friends so that was nice at least!
Also laughing at how much of an ego-trip some of the staffers had, jfc.
Youma was pretty great for me this year. Like it's been the first in a long time without a stupid amount of drama Friday night. The people I roomed with weren't annoying tumblr nerds and were pretty rad, the hotel room was nice and hassle-free since I was at the DoubleTree, the Crush 40 concert was amazing, people loved my cosplay and I loved theirs, and I may have gotten my senpai to notice me~
My main problems this year basically boiled down to money. Had to wait in at-con registration Friday since I was strapped for cash all summer, and didn't really have a lot to spend in the Dealer's Room this year.
Oh and the panels were eh this year. I know the JoJo panel sucked. The Game Room was almost always too busy for me when I was out and about.
6. Not because of the con but for some reason none of us actually wanted to do anything. We would plan panels and then just completely skip them. The nintendo photoshoot sucks and didn't happen and my friend's panel wasn't even listed on the scheudal so everyone was freaking out on if he had one or not. Then I didn't even get drunk at all. Everytime I would start to get a bit buzzed I would just start feeling sick. When to the volt bar too and it was shit. To finally top it all off Greek Town wouldn't let anyone in on friday so I had to park the ren cen. Fucker costed $35 and I didn't have enough money, thank god my friends showed up at the last second and they gave me 5 to get out.
In general I still had fun though. It was nice to get away from everything and be myself for once. Weekend went by waaaaay to fast.
I collapsed in the stairwell while climbing to my hotel room (50 suit of armor). Some guys were coming down and we took the opportunity to re-enact one of the first scenes in Dark Souls.
Had a fun time, the video game room was pretty well done this time, although it seemed like they chose an odd time to close on sunday.
Met some cool people but didn't make any connections.
By the way, does anyone know who to talk to if you want to dj for the rave?
I was on floor 19. It's completely manageable for most people, but I had never worn or carried that much weight before in my life.
I spent most of my time eating, at the dealer's room, or preparing for the masquerade. I wanted to go to panels, but I never had any time. I thought this was just a guy cosplaying Ronald McDonald until he handed me a $5 dollar McDonald's gift card.
The masquerade was a fucking blast. All the costumes were top notch and the performances were great. I competed in the craftsmanship judging and got to go on stage. You were required to walk to 3 different spots on the stage and strike a pose. Instead of walking, I decided to do combat rolls between the 3 poses; I had only just figured out how to roll in my armor a few hours earlier. I won best overall craftsmanship. After that, I had dinner with a grill who was in the masquerade and we exchanged contact information.
I also met the gull who wanted to crossplay with someone else but was never able to find anyone.
>tfw someone mentions my cosplay
9. "The good" It was alot of funthis year, I got butt fucking wasted at my bros awesome suite party, instead of a king size they gave me a double bed for me and my friend which was perfect, my other roommate was a sweetheart and surprised us with breakfast every morning, and I made alot of new friends.
"The bad" I lost my 2ND 3ds at youmacon this year, my friends tried to set me up with my psycho drunk ex, I was strapped for cash alot sooner then expected so I couldn't buy anything :/, this weekend went by really fucking quick, the game room needs a bigger area, and I only got laid once lol but it's all good.
Wait a minute, that guy was an actual sponsored Ronald McDonald? I thought his outfit was too insane to be true. I saw him dancing with people outside of the game room. He had some sick moves.
Yes, he had a small team of other McDonalds people with him.
This Ronald is actually a part of a rebranding drive that Mcdonald's has been attempting recently. The new Ronald looks cooler, has a more hip personality, and apparently has sick moves.
>The new Ronald looks cooler, has a more hip personality, and apparently has sick moves
I go for panels and dealers room and there weren't much of those on friday or saturday. Sunday actually had more panels I wanted to go to than both those days combined but I slept in too late and only made it to two of em. Dealers room kinda sucked this year and there wasn't any figs that were standing out for me to buy.
I wanted to take more pictures but I would just "forget" I was wearing a camera.
10/10 most fun ive ever had at youma and ive been going for the past 4 years.
I thin the only panel i went to was Bad sonic fanfiction (which was hilarious and also met a chrischan cosplayer there), then just wandered around the rest of the weekend. Met a ton of people, stepped out of my comfort zone and actually made a ton of new friends.
Got asked out on a date by my crush and now we plan on tabling together at future cons.
Was too shy to come to the cgl meetup but i still had a blast
7/10, Had some REALLY good moments but ended up completely listless Saturday. Turned out to be for the best, but I can't say had a great time if i effectively wasted an entire day of it.
Plus, I was using a new camera, and a lot of my pics ended up somewhat blurry.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uj6wy55ez6it1zc/AADYarDlE9kgInFkTjlgwicOa?dl=0 just because I'm that narccisistic that I want people to look anyway.
I'm more surprised I didn't mind the keytar one cause the music itself wasn't bad, but didn't Gibberish have THREE concerns this year? Who are they blowing?
As for con, this year seemed to be the most disorganized in the past five. The only benefit was they seemed to figure out spreading out certain things to Ren and Cobo kinda evenly.
Yeah that was nice. The yuri panel was in cobo this year instead and I thought it would fill up quite a bit because in the years before it was but it felt like there was 1/2 the amount as last year. Are people really too lazy to walk over?
I think I made you and or your friends feel uncomfortable. If I did (sure feels like I did), I am sorry about that, I was pretty drunk when that happened. Also, don't take anything I said seriously except if I said that your elite knight set cosplay was really awesome.