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Like hime/gyaru/decora/lolita + japanese decoden?? [21 Dec 2008|12:57am]

Hi fanimecon goers! ★☆especially fans of himegyaru, lolita, vkei, decora, japanese fashion in general~~
I'm Dylan and I'll be attending this year~

My friend Mint and I make LOVELY nail art, cell phone charms, deco DS cases, iphone cases etcetc~
If we were to sell them at Fanime, would you buy them?
We would be making an array from sweet lolita to gothic, hime style and vkei~
We wil also take custom requests!
We plan on selling premade decorated iPhone cases, DS covers, hair bowscell phone charms etc~

Please tell me if you would be interested! And which accessories you would be interested in! Thank you!!

Some nails under the cut >w<!Collapse )

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Arg! [06 Dec 2008|11:49am]

[ mood | surprised ]

I just found this community (shockingly) -- wanted to say glad to be here & nice icon. ;-)

Feel free to do that any time, I miss those old days of designing stuff for the con.

Pirate Girl Captain, Face
by =idolhands on deviantART

Convention Works - Gallery on DeviantART

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SMOFCon Scholarship Announced [30 Jul 2008|08:51am]

(Cross-posted to several communities.)

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San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) has voted to offer a scholarship of $500 to help convention runners in training attend the SMOFCon convention-runners convention in Columbus OH this year over the weekend of December 5-7, 2008.

Details about SMOFCon and administrationCollapse )

An application form is available on the SFSFC web site or by writing to SFSFC at PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363. SFSFC must receive (postmark date does not count) applications by September 30, 2008.

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helper wanted for fanime swap meet on thursday [21 May 2008|01:08am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

(cross-posted a while back to my own lj)
Anyone pre-registered and willing to help me out a bit at the Thursday night swap meet? Just need help carrying boxes to (and possibly from) the swap meet. We're apparently not allowed to use carts thanks to union rules.

I can pay in some manga of your choice from what I have to sell, or buy you food, or both.



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XL Blue Fanime Con baby-doll tee on auction... [09 Mar 2008|12:41pm]

Okay ladies...Fanime Con is coming up soon!

If you missed out on owning your very own piece of FC, here is your chance!

I am auctioning off a XL blue baby-doll tee!

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this has been bugging me for awhile [14 Dec 2007|08:46am]

[ mood | indescribable ]

you&apos;re imagining this5:08 AM 12/14/07 · Going to Fanime last year, even for the one day, has had this particular thing bumping around inside my noggin fairly often and I'm no closer to an answer than I was at the time. My usual convention, based on I hardly goto any others anymore, is BayCon but over the last couple years they've been moving towards a more decided no touching policy. I missed last years event but multiple friends called and informed me of some color based tag additive to badges that involved what kind of physical contact that person was open for.

Being more than a little of a hug slut...this annoying to hear. One of the first events I went to with them they were passing around little cards that said "convention rules" on them and #1 was hug everyone. To me that was bliss. Then again, same convention, I am also probably the only person that's ever been thrown out of an event due to excessive hugging.

Promised myself I wasn't going to rant...

Went to Fanime with AnnieAnna, fellow hug slut, to meet up with fluffy birdGryphon who was working it. We were barely in the place a minute before we were blown away by costuming, not just amazing but it seems the restrictrictions we're used to at BC on amount of acceptable skin do not apply there, and the number of people walking around with signs that read "Hug Me" or "Glomp Me" and the strangely questionable "Sex me".

It's this last one I don't get.

We waded through a lot of these trying to find fluffy birdGryphon, AnnieAnna and I getting hugged and hugging a few dozen people along the way (slowed the searching somewhat but we weren't complaining) and we worked out what was what. "Hug me" is simply that, nothing major, and very fun. "Glomp me" which I'd only ever heard online before this, though it turns out I've unknowingly experienced this, involves a sort of tackle hug, usually with a running leap involved, that's really fun if it works out right. Given the leaping aspect, if you're not careful (happened too many times) the glomper may catch the glompee under the chin causing their teeth to clack together uncomfortably.

I've apparently been glomped a few times, from a few people at BaGG to Boom Boom the ClownTina who's nearly bowled me over a few times with her patented panda pounces.

After finding fluffy birdGryphon, who was hankering for some food something fierce, they're not as good at keeping up on their volunteers breaks and feeding them as BayCon is, we headed out. On the way there we spotted a lil' cat girl, about 13 at the absolute most, wearing a big old sign that said "Sex me". I smiled at that and said as much to those I was with that I'd found my favorite sign yet. Following my gaze, fluffy birdGryphon got on my case about her age and I pointed out I liked the sign not who was wearing it.

Despite the rumors of my supposed deviancy...I am nowhere near as deviant as people like to think.

Throughout the rest of the convention I ran into a bunch of others wearing the "Sex me" sign but they were all guys and I wasn't comfortable asking. The range of the signs was wide and while they all circulated around these three main themes...some were quite elaborate, I found asking what they meant often involved a physical answer rather than a verbal one. So, you'll understand my not asking on this one specifically without finding a lady wearing one that I'd not get arrested for if it were to be taken literally.

So, this being what's been bugging me endlessly, what exactly do the "Sex me" sign entail? I can't literally be what it says...can it?

Also, still trying to work out where I can find a place that makes custom shirts. I promised AnnieAnna I'd get her a long sleeved black dealio with the word GLOMP all over it multiple times at various angles.

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Bay Area ConStruction Registration Deadline Nears [25 Oct 2007|12:43pm]

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Advance registration for the Bay Area ConStruction 2007 convention-running conference closes on October 31. Membership in the conference will increase from $25 to $35 at that time.

Lots of details, including online registration informationCollapse )
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little smidge from my one time at Fanime [08 Aug 2007|11:36am]

[ mood | tired ]

10:04 PM 8/7/07 · I've only been to Fanime once, I hope to go again someday for more than just a single day, and I was blown away on a lot of stuff. My only complain would be limited to the limitations; I'm used to a multiple genre type event and even though this had a lot of stuff...it was all focused around anime.

I love anime, don't get me wrong, but too much of any good thing can get to be a bit much...

...with the possible exceptions of sex or chocolate.

The Dealer's Room was unbelievable; biggest one I've ever seen. You could fit most of the other conventions I've been to inside that one room. Hell, you could probably fit a stadium sized football field in there with room to spare!

While I was wandering through there I kept coming back to the t·shirt and bumper sticker displays. There were a lot of good ones but these are the ones that stuck with me:

  • Curiosity killed the cat but for awhile there I was a suspect.

  • My giant robot steps on your honor student.

  • Best glomps in the world.

  • Hug me...I kicked Sora's butt!

Don't have a car anymore but I could definitely go for these as t·shirts!
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SFSFC Continues SMOFCon Scholarships for 2007 [25 Jul 2007|06:13pm]

[Cross-posted to various communities. Feel free to link or forward to anyone you think might be interested in applying.]

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SFSFC Continues SMOFCon Scholarships for 2007

San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) has voted to continue up to two scholarships of $500 to help convention runners in training attend the SMOFCon convention-runners convention in Boston MA this year over the weekend of December 7-9, 2007.

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Party! 英語のファンビデオ [14 Jul 2007|04:33pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

Submissions and roommates requested.

My party has been approved for Worldcon in Yokohama, for Sunday, Aug 31, Sept 2. It's called:

Fan Videos in English (英語のファンビデオ).

I am looking for:

Fan-made video content you have created
People you know who have made fan videos

These can be fantasy, science fiction, anime, furry, gaming, rennaissance, any combination, or pretty much anything by or about fans of such things. They should be in English, though I might consider content with English subtitles as well. I've found Japanese fan videos very interesting, and I think Japanese people would find fan videos in English interesting as well! I would prefer to show a DVD, VCD, AVI file, or similar. I don't want to drag around a video tape deck, and Youtube and similar formats don't look so good with a projector.

I am also looking for people to share a nice big suite room which will have a party in it every night! We have to close the party by 2am, so there should be plenty of time for sleep.

cross-posted to my own journal and a few communities.
edit: I knew suites would be expensive, but wow... So, the party will only be Sunday night.

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SFSFC: Bay Area ConStruction Postponed Until November [10 Jul 2007|03:59pm]

Press Release 2007-1
[Cross-posted to several communities]


A California Non-Profit Corporation
PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363 USA

info@sfsfc.org; http://www.sfsfc.org/

For immediate release: July 10, 2007

ConStruction 2007 Postponed Until November

Due to numerous scheduling conflicts, the Bay Area ConStruction convention-running conference has been postponed to November 10-11, 2007.

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The Fine PrintCollapse )
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Pre-planning for 2008 [06 Jul 2007|09:17am]

Hey, all. Sorry no one ever hears from me, I'm a horrid poster. -_- I get easily distracted. But I have several running ideas for next year's con and I want to gather some input before speaking with the staff. A bit about myself, I'm one of the DJs for the dance, however 2007 was supposed to be my debut as DJ z3r0, however due to the fact that the live dance was canceled and replaced with a playlist run rave, I didn't spin. I was also operating the video projector for the Yuri room on Friday night, to which I was highly disappointed. Because of these disappointments, I have compiled some new ideas for the con.

1. Yuri/Shoujo-Ai discussion Panel and a non-ero video room
    The idea behind these two events would be to educate con-goers about shoujo-ai and yuri, the significant differences, society's effect into forming the community of shoujo-ai fans, etc, etc. The video room will NOT be showing hentai because we want to educate people and teach them to not assume that 'lesbians on the screen' doesn't necessarily mean that sex is involved. I am currently working on this in conjunction with two other con staff members.

2. Otaku Bar
    Not sure if this one will run over so well with the higher ups, but let's face it... 70% of con attendees are legal adults. Revenue from the bar will go to a) paying the loan to obtain supplies and b) next year's con budget. I have a degree in restaurant management and understand the ins and outs of bar operations (including licensing, etc). It will be a limited bar, as it would cost way too much to provide a full bar with a short list of available cocktails designed specifically with Otaku in mind. This will provide a) income for the con, b) prevent attendees from going out into downtown San Jose and getting drunk there.
    ex. Ramune Romantica (Hypnotic and Melon Ramune), Hime-sama (Vodka and Peach), Sakura Drops (Soju, Calpis and Grenadine).
   Some classic drinks will be available (Margaritas, Jack and Coke, Tokyo Teas).
     I'm sure some of you are saying, "How would you regulate the bar? How do you make sure that underage attendees aren't drinking?"
    1. Drinks will NOT leave the designated bar area.
    2. EVERYONE will be carded, regardless of age.
    3. A stamp or wristband will be given to those who are of legal age, color will change daily. (if wristbands are given, then they will be wrapped snug enough to not be removed and passed on to the person outside the area.)
    4. Bar opens at 5pm, closes at 2am.
    5. ONLY con attendees will be allowed in the bar area.

Once again, these are just running ideas and I'm just trying to get a sort of projection as to who would be interested in these things. Thanks for your input, everyone!! =)

DJ z3r0
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Is there some unspoken rule everyone must turn sideways? [29 May 2007|08:15am]

[ mood | giddy ]

10:33 PM 5/27/07 · Earlier today AnnieAnna picked me up to goto Fanime 2007; our first time at this particular convention. Both of us usually goto BayCon but I wasn't this year for mixed reasons and she was going to both...just the one day to check out Fanime. I was going with her as an escort as KevinniveK asked me to accompany her. Not sure that was necessary but I was excited at the prospect.

Been a long time going to BayCon but the last few years Fanime has been coming up a lot from folks saying it was more fun and a whole bunch of other things, yet coming back to BayCon for the parties in the evening. Kinda wished we'd had time to check out the evening events at Fanime but AnnieAnna got bored with it fairly fast, though the glomps really kept her wanting to stay longer than her interest in the event, and wanted to go home to collapse.

I'm hoping to go again someday...though not necessarily next year. Maybe swing by for a day but I'm not quite up to switching conventions for Memorial Day Weekend as yet. Think the only way to really give Fanime a chance is to attend the whole thing and I just don't have the time currently.

Took a bunch of pics, less than 100 but more than 50. The following is most of them...

...for some odd reason a lot of people seem to pose sideways almost by instinct.

tend to prefer more full on shots myselfCollapse )
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Continuing con-rides experiment [18 May 2007|09:47pm]

I'm continuing my experiment from last year, of offering free rides between the three major San Jose Bay Area conventions, Fanime, Baycon, and Kublacon. Last year I broke even on gas with tips I got, and I met a lot of cool people. This year I also have a nice bike rack, which could come in handy.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Fanime 2007 Photoshoot Details!! [17 May 2007|01:34am]

[ mood | artistic ]

Are you attending Fanime this year? Do you want to be apart of a photoshoot?


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MusicFest has finally annouced their artists! [30 Mar 2007|05:24am]

[ mood | sore ]

5 New Bands for MusicFest! Joining the line up for MusicFest are Crack 6, MECHANiCAL PANDA, ZZ, Karma Shenjing, and Mari Iijima!

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It's ba-aack! Announcing the 2006 BAAS X-Mas Holiday Party! [14 Dec 2006|08:46pm]

originally posted by: Rob Miles
Date: Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:54 pm ((PST))

BAAS Xmas Party in Milpitas, CA

When: Saturday Dec 16th
Where: 1856 Crater Lake Ave Milpitas 95035
Time: 1pm - 10pm

After a two year absence, the BAAS Xmas Party is back and in a new

Hi everyone,

It's my great pleasure to announce that, after a three year hiatus,
the Bay Area Animation Society Christmas Holiday Party will be taking
place on Saturday, December 16th, 2007 in an all-new location! We do
apologize for the lateness in this announcement but due to logistical
concerns the party's location had to be moved at the last moment. We
have managed to hold this event without fail for over ten years
through rain and yes, blackouts ;) However, over the last few years,
the party has been postponed due to a plethora of medical issues.

For the first time in a very long time, our party will not be held at
Mrs. Brown's home but rather at the home of BAAS staff member Nessie
Rilviera and his stalwart, ultra cool roommate, Al Flores (known to
many of you as DJ Socket). Due to the timely intervention of those
two BAAS members along with Mr. Mike Siu, another long-time BAAS
staffer, we were able to pull the event together in a timely enough
fashion to present to one and all.

Without going into too much detail, many of usual suspects will be on-
site and we urge everyone to stop by and say hello! This year, we
will not be holding a food-drive / raffle event but rather just a
small fund-raising raffle instead. As always, we plan to have a lot
of food and the menu for this year includes (but is not restricted

Herb Butter Turkey
Tracy's Rice Dressing (as promised by Tracy)
Collard Greens
Broccolli Slaw
Chocolate Triffle
Sweet Potato Casserole
Mac 'n Cheese (as promised by Mrs. Brown)

We ask that all of you planning to attend please bring either soft
drinks, snacks, or a dessert to share and, as always, if you have
questions or concerns about the event, feel free to call Tracy (408-
250-3024) or Rob (510-860-5607 - evenings only).

See you there!


P.S. Please pass this email on to anyone who was planning to attend
and may not be on the mailist.

Directions from the East Bay and San Francisco:

1. Take 880 South to Calaveras 237 East.
2. Be sure to take the second exit going towards the hills on your
LEFT, NOT Macarthy Ranch (on your RIGHT).
3. Drive up Calaveras Blvd. to Temple and make a RIGHT onto Temple.
4. Follow Temple to Yosemite and make a LEFT.
5. Make a Right onto Sequoia.
6. Stay on Sequoia for a couple of blocks until you reach Crater Lake
Ave. Make a LEFT onto Crater Lake Ave.

If you are coming from San Francisco, it is advised that you take 101
south to Hwy 92 and cross the San Mateo Bridge. From there, take Hwy
880 south towards San Jose and follow the instructions above.

Please also be advised that Yahoo! and Google Maps
gives "interesting" directions on how to get there.
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Yet another new anime convention? [14 Nov 2006|08:06pm]

Has anyone heard about the Holiday Anime Faire in Fremont, CA on Saturday, December 9?

Maybe it fills a void now that RECCA Con is gone, but is anybody going?
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Pre-Reg Reminder. [27 Jul 2006|03:51pm]

[ mood | hot ]

^^;; Not much update from this community. Anyways, don't forget to pre-reg for Fanime 2007! Pre-registration is currently $40.00 until October 31st, 2006. More to come later on.

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Fruits Basket AMV [05 Jun 2006|10:23pm]

Does anyone know where I can download the Fruits Basket AMV to the song "Always" by Phil Collins? It won Best of the Drama category at Fanime 06 and I keep checking amv.org but it's still not uploaded there.
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