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CybCon 2008


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First convention, huh?

That's nothing. I managed to make my way over to Cincinnatti, OH for BotCon, the official Transformers convention! I also managed to snag the box set and bonus registration figure. I'm currently thinking about typing up a review for it, one figure at a time.

YuushaFan's picture
Posted by YuushaFan on 26 August, 2008 - 12:54
a Pint for Small Conventions!

I like hitting up these smaller type conventions like Macross World Con that usually number under 200 people. I remember back in the days when the San Diego Comic con was just that, a "Comic Convention" that had a nice small feel to it, where you could talk and have a long conversation with the artist and creators. Now it's about how many people can the promoters can squeeze into a building without the fire department getting upset and long lines so you can spend less then 1 minute with your favorite artists and tickets passing the $60.00 mark for entry fee. I don't find that quite attractive at all.

These smaller conventions have been cropping up over the years because of the internet connecting people with like tastes and it's a breath of fresh air going to these smaller events that have a organic fan based feel to it.

Great review EVA!


CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Showapop on 26 August, 2008 - 16:14
Man-! I actually just

Man-! I actually just looked at the photos up-close for the first time, and I had no idea that they were all that blurry! I used my Mom's camera because it had anti-shake built into it- which I've used very successfully before- because I didn't want to bring a tripod... and these shots still turned out like crap!

I must apologize for my error in judgment on that which gave us such blurry photos.

NOTE TO SELF: Bring tripod to all future events.

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And as to your question, YuushaFan, I have attended not even a handful of cons, but I have never reviewed one before.
Honestly, I was not expecting a big event like the Seattle-based cosplay Sakura-Con; this actually fit my idea of what a small local con would be like.
CollectionDX Staff

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 26 August, 2008 - 16:24
Love Small Con

4 years ago... my biggest toy fair in my country just small toy con that only a couple hundreds visitor. Like modcineaste said, I got a chance to talk to a lot of people and some of them became my best friends. Now, it a thousands visitors con with one goal only... money...

I love small con. It not how big they are but how interaction form visitor to visitor or seller to visitor that's important.

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Posted by Berserk on 26 August, 2008 - 19:14
Man I get what you're saying

Man I get what you're saying but to require people to register only up until a week before the event with no straggling is like askiing people to not be human. Every event is gonna have people waiting until the last minute and showing up at the door that's the nature of the beast. I think the best thing in terms of organization for you would be to just accept late-comers and plan for someone to take money and register people at the door. Heck if you got 10 more people at the dooor the day of the event it would more than pay for the door man's time for sitting there the whole day.
I'm just saying if you accept human nature for what it is and plan for it, you'll stop getting so stressed out about people breaking rules that aren't neccessarily needed. Just hire a friend or 2 to help with the responsibilities the day of the event.
I also understand that telling people they can register with no real obligation to show up or even pay if they decide not to go is kind of a no brainer. Either way I'm stoked to be there for my 3rd year in row and I know it will be a blast!

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Posted by YahooMail on 6 November, 2008 - 03:40