What is an anime con?

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asveron
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What is an anime con?

Post by asveron » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:43 am

Hi. Ive only been in the states for 1 year and i would know what exactly is a anime convention. do you have to dress up etc... and the rules~ also the different ways to register.
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faerietithe
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What is an anime con?

Post by faerietithe » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:08 pm

[quote=asveron]Hi. Ive only been in the states for 1 year and i would know what exactly is a anime convention. do you have to dress up etc... and the rules~ also the different ways to register.[/quote]
If you look at the "About" section and the FAQ, it will tell all.
http://www.animeboston.com/about/ (there's a link to the FAQ on the side as well.)

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What is an anime con?

Post by jnik » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:13 pm

I'm dropping this into the AB2006 memories forum to encourage everyone to say what Anime Boston was for them (as opposed to cons in general). You're definitely not required to cosplay; here are our rules. And you can browse around the memories forums to get an idea of the sorts of things that go on.

Registration info's all on the registration page; you can sign up in advance and save some money (and time in line), or pay at the door.

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What is an anime con?

Post by xenocrisis0153 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:02 am

[quote=asveron]Hi. Ive only been in the states for 1 year and i would know what exactly is a anime convention. do you have to dress up etc... and the rules~ also the different ways to register.[/quote]
Jon already said stuff about dressing up and registering, but a quick little blurb about "what" a convention "is" would be something along these lines:

an anime convention is basically a gigantic, usually multi-day (though not necessarily) party. Anyone interested is invited, but everyone has to chip in a few bucks for supplies (most of your money goes to renting function space, paying for facility services, and other costs associated with screening fees and other programming needs). Industry representatives and guests (usually actors) come to meet with fans and discuss a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff. They also use the spotlight to announce new and upcoming projects to build hype and make fans happy.

Then there's the actual programming events. A full list of what we have to offer is on our website (http://www.animeboston.com/events/ if it wasn't said already), but typical events are screenings of anime series volumes/movies, fan-run panel discussions, cosplay competitions (usually in the form of a Masquerade) and game/trivia shows. Most conventions usually have a dealers' room which is esentially a flea market-style set-up, but with more anime-related products than any of our homes could hold. Truly paradise ^__^

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