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Anime Boston is almost here! Anyone going this year? Cosplay plans?

>> No.8130885

I'll probably go and just spend my weekend drinking. Is there gonna be a CGL meetup?

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Yeah first time going to the con planning to go as Simon from Lagann-Hen

>> No.8132221

Chaperoning a pile of hyper 9th graders on Saturday and perhaps a second day depending on where they schedule the panel we're doing.

>> No.8132691 [DELETED] 

I would love to go to Anime Boston, partly just to check out Boston. Is there a need for interactive events or improv? http://animeimprov.com

>> No.8132850

>>8132691
The deadline for submitting panels or negotiating performances is wayyyyyyyyyyyy long gone. Try again next year; something like that could be interesting.

>> No.8133201
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I'll be going as Zato for the first day and Eddie (if the latex comes in in time) for the second and third.

Will actually be able to hang out with you guys this time.

>> No.8133228

AB is my home con and this'll be my 4th year going! I'll probably only be there for Friday and Saturday, but I'm hoping to have Silver from Pokemon Special done by then.

>> No.8133313

Should I bother going?
I can't stay with a friend (not from boston) so id have to room with someone.
it's closer to me than acen but idk. 4 hr drive to boston, 15 to Chicago...

>> No.8133487

>>8133313
Anime Boston > Acen. Especially when factoring in the distance.

>> No.8134456

Yeah, I'm gonna be cosplaying Akihiko from Persona 3. I go to Northeastern so there's no reason for me not to go, but I'd be down to meetup with some Boston /cgl/ people.

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im out to anime boston alone any other cgl pals gonna be there not cosplaying this year mostly buying prints and taking photos

>> No.8135662

Had a bunch of cosplay plans but at this rate there'll still be snow on the ground so fuck it.

>> No.8137728

I'm gonna be there all three days but I'm not gonna be cosplaying

I'll probably just he walking around taking pictures with my friend

>> No.8138621

>>8132691
Considering there will still be several feet of snow on the ground and quite possibly continued public transit issues, it's not an ideal time to "come check out Boston."

>> No.8138623

>>8138621
>April

You're fucking retarded.

>> No.8138625

>>8130885
If there is, don't do it in the shitty Sheraton bar. Hit up one of the other hotels in the Pru complex.

>> No.8138631

>>8138623
Haha, no. If you think 100 inches of snow will be melted in five weeks, the majority of which are predicted to be extremely cold, you're the fucking retard.

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>>8138631
is this your first year here?

>> No.8138675

>>8138625
based marriot.

>> No.8138694

>>8138631

Bruh I don't disagree the snow will still be around, especially now that it's good and packed into the snowbanks, but the sidewalks are already finally starting to clear and those'll get chipped away. As long as we stop getting these catastrophic blizzards every fucking week, it'll probably be fine for average con going, just shitty for people trying to do photoshoots outside.

>>8138625
>>8138675

Hilton bar is good too.

>> No.8138706

>>8133313
>4 hr drive to boston, 15 to Chicago
Am I just a con newb or does that seem like a really big distance to go just for going to a convention?

>> No.8138773

>>8138668
>Pretending like this is remotely normal Boston weather
>Pretending that you're from Boston
Summerchild, please. Other anon is right: today made a dent in the complete fuckitude that the roads and sidewalks are, but it's going right back to freezing tomorrow with another storm rolling in this week. You're delusional if you think it's going to be easy to tour Boston in a month.

>> No.8138841

actually everyone just don't come to boston and leave your weeb ass at home

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>>8138773

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Is anyone going to buy a hotel room for the con.like im willing to sleep on the floor cause all my friends are busy and going to a con alone is lame

Contact info
Email is [email protected]
Skype kidxiongmao

>> No.8140578

>>8138668
No, I live in Boston and I've been walking on the shitty sidewalks and taking the overcrowded, broken down T. Fine if you're in the hotel 24/7 but if you're trying to "see Boston" good luck.

>> No.8140579

>>8138773
And lo and behold, sidewalks are glass-like and treacherous because the melting yesterday froze over. >>8138668 will clearly be visiting Boston for the first time this year in April.

>> No.8140588

>>8138631
>>8138773
>>8140579
>>8140578
I'm originally from NH, and I live on the South Shore now. Holy fuck you guys are seriously whiny little bitches. It's not going to be so bad in a few weeks. Chill the hell out. Maybe use some of that salt to clear the sidewalks.

>> No.8140591

>>8140588
Not the anon you were responding to by the way, just have more experience with shit tons of snow.

You guys need to stop responding to trolls too.

>> No.8142046

anyone cosplaying ciel from the werewolf arc? Doing sullivan but don't have a group

>> No.8142054

>>8140588
Nobody's whining about the snow, they're just pointing out to dickweed mcdoesn'tlivehere that it's not going to be beautiful, easy tourist weather come the con. Fortunately nobody ever needs to leave the Pru for anything, but I wouldn't want to go sightseeing in this mess.

>> No.8142787

>>8138631
>five weeks isn't enough for a shit ton of snow to melt in New England
Are you new to the region or have you just literally never payed attention to how weather works here?

>> No.8142793

>>8138706
A lot of people travel to different countries to go to cons. 15 hours is dedicated, but not anything to be shocked or impressed by.

>> No.8142795

>>8142054
Actually people were whining about the snow. Also >>8142787 knows more about what they're talking about. Sure we haven't had this much snow, but it's not going to be icy sidewalks and snowy mountains in a month, it'll be 50s in a few weeks.

>> No.8142821

>>8142054
I'm 'dickweed' and I live in Brookline bro. Sorry you can't handle a little snow. I have had to walk a mile or so to the store for the past 2 weeks. Tough it out.

>> No.8143082

>>8134456
Dude, another Northeastern anon? Nice! If I see you I'll come say hi. I have totally failed to plan a cosplay so I'll probably be in lolita.

>> No.8148094

Photographing on Saturday, hopefully I can get there for the other days as well.

>> No.8148101 [DELETED] 

>>8142821
>Lives in Boston
>Thinks Brookline is in South Shore

My sides.

>> No.8148117

>>8142795
The entire conversation is in regards to the first anon who was considering sightseeing while here. Learn to follow the thread.

>>8142787
Are you just a NEET who never leaves his basement, or do you seriously think that this amount of snow with practically zero rain or sun in between to compact and melt it down is normal? It's going to take longer than normal to melt because of the sheer accumulation. Also before you get your panties in a twist again, I'm just stating facts here, not "omg bitching about the snooowwwwww"

>> No.8148134

>>8138631
there isn't even 100 inches on the ground anymore. sublimation and all that, bro. There might be some left come April, but it all ain't sticking around for 30+ days

good to see your grasp of weather is as good as your grasp of geography

if brookline is south shore then framingham is now western mass

>> No.8152584

It's going to be snowing tomorrow in Boston. If the worst case scenario happens and it's still super snowy and slushy come con time, are there any tips for dealing with traveling in Boston for those of us who have barely ever seen snow in their lives?

>> No.8152711

>>8152584
Make cosplays that use snow settings and photoshoot ofc

>> No.8153118

>>8152711
>inb4 frozen

>> No.8153349

>>8153118

I look forward to the inevitable Frozen Cosplay Snowfight

>> No.8154501

Last time i went to AB was in 2012. Had a pretty good time; has it changed much since then?

>> No.8154527

>>8154501
I would say no besides the ever-increasing amount of people attending (last year and the year before the AA has been moved into a room similar to the dealer's room due to things getting crowded). In 2013 they also started implementing bag checks at the doors, the one where the hynes empties into the pru is literally the worst. They needed to do it I think as per the rules of like, the state's convention association or w/e stemming from the boston marathon bombing I guess? It's just a pain in the ass if you have a bag and you have to wait in the line.
Still lots of younger kids/teens but I wouldn't say they've taken over just yet.

>> No.8154546

>>8152584
Assuming our subway problems are fixed come April, use public transit and busses whenever you can - driving downtown is a pain in the ass even in good weather. Fortunately you shouldn't need to leave the Pru and Hynes for anything unless you get sick of inexpensive food court options, and even if you do want to venture out in search of better food, there's a ton of variety within walking distance. Just leave your car alone for the weekend if you can.

>> No.8154557

>>8138631
Are you even from here? I grew up here and we've melted way more than your "100 inches" (we have a few feet btw, settle down) in far less time.
Thst said, never forget the April fools storm years back

>> No.8154580

>>8154557
Holy shit shut up about this dead, beaten to death topic. Nobody gives a shit about your I GREW UP IN BOSTON!!!! epeen, let the conversation die in peace.

>> No.8154762

>>8152584

WATERPROOF, WARM SHOES. Hell, even if there isn't a ton of snow still on the ground, at this rate there's still going to be a metric fuck tonne of slush. Do NOT go tromping around the city in your sneakers, you need boots (winter boots are better but cosplay boots are still better than sneakers)

If you're going any kind of distance, make sure you have a hat and gloves.

Alternatively, just stay in the pru and food court it all weekend. This winter's been brutal by New England standards, if you're coming from a warm climate it'll be extra hard.

>> No.8154827

>>8133201
Fuuuuuuck, I have to take a picture if you're there. I'll either be P4 Protag or Beat from JSRF.

>> No.8154952

>>8154580
Lol you know what kills a convo - not replying. Your butthurt is cute

>> No.8154957

I haven't been to Boston in nearly a decade.

...I have a cosplay that's shorts and a short-sleeved top. Am I going to be fucked?

>> No.8154973

>>8154952
>Lol you know what kills a convo - not replying.
Yeah too bad you didn't get that memo ;)

>> No.8155091

>>8154762
>>8154546

Unfortunately staying in the direct general area isn't possible for me, since I figured it'd be cheaper to stay a bit farther from the convention center. This was before the storms and the snowfall, mind. I'll guess I'll see if they sell snow boots in Florida this time of year, then. Thank you for the advice!

>> No.8155710

probably gonna check it out if I can get the weekend off from work. still gotta find a place to stay though :,) cgl meetup anyone??

>> No.8155883

How necessary are badges at Anime Boston? I've never been before, and honestly I don't really plan on going to any panels, mostly just photoshooting. Do they check badges really carefully, or would it be possible to just ghost?

>> No.8155890

>>8155883
Pretty necessary. You may get super lucky and manage to hide in a crowd but I'd put it about on par with Otakon's checking. Plus the Hynes has bag checked upon entrance for the past two years, so don't think that you can just walk away if someone spots you.

>> No.8155892

>>8155890
That being said, the best spots to shoot are outside the con center. I know a few local photogs who go and never actually enter the Hynes.

>> No.8155911

>>8154957
Depends on a few things. It might warm up to mid 50s by then, so it just depends on your tolerance for the cold. If your staying at the pru, i wouldnt worry about it. If you arent, just wear something over it if you cant deal with the cold

>> No.8155914

>>8155883
Ever since the marathon bombings, there has been nothing but paranoia about undocumented persons in large organized groups. You get badge checked at every door, entrance, and line. You wont make it far. If you just want to take photos, you should be fine looking through the mall. Unless security has a problem with it

>> No.8157532

>>8155911
Mid-50s are okay. I'm actually from the south and we rarely get cold but... I can layer. I'm actually commuting from a nearby friend's house. Maybe I'll bring sweats for the ride.

>> No.8157536

>>8157532

Would you really need to layer up for mid-50s highs? I figure a heavy jacket and some decent jeans should be good for that kind of weather.

>> No.8158990

>>8154957
Eh, it should be warmer by April.

Is there going to be a /cgl/ meetup this time?

>> No.8159065

Informal Dance has been canceled indefinitely.
-- http://www.animeboston.com/news/article/508

>Anime Boston's Informal Dance has not been held since the 2012 convention, where a series of incidents occurred during the dance. We attempted to secure an off-site location for the Informal Dance in 2013, but encountered issues with city permits and planning and had to cancel it last minute.

>We have thoroughly investigated all avenues open to us in order to host an informal dance again. Unfortunately we have found that the options presented to us do not meet our needs, either in terms of safety for our attendees and staff, proximity to the Hynes Convention Center, budgetary allowance, or in meeting city licensing requirements.

>Our criteria for hosting the informal dance is unlikely to become any easier to meet in the future. As our attendees population increases, it will result in needing a higher capacity venue, bigger safety concerns, more staff, and a larger Boston police detail.

>The increased cost to do all of that would result in shifting money from other facets of the convention to the informal dance. It would result in a lower quality Anime Boston experience overall, in favor of one single event.

>The leadership of Anime Boston is committed to bringing you the best show we possibly can. After trying to make that include an informal dance again for the past few years, we have been unable to reconcile the two. Ultimately this means that the informal dance will be suspended indefinitely.

>We thank you for your understanding of the situation. We do hope that you will join us at Anime Boston 2015 and beyond to experience all the other wonderful events here.

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>>8159065

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>>8159361
>confirmation that there will never be anymore rave trash at AB

>> No.8159433

>>8157536
If you're not used to the 50's, it can be pretty cold to some people, actually. I remember visiting family that live in a tropical country where the temp is normally 80+ degrees all year round, and one night for some reason it went down to the 50's and they were shivering and shit.

>>8159065
THANK GOD, I knew this was going to happen eventually, it was just a matter of when they would officially announce it.

>> No.8161642

>>8157536
It's not overly low for me, but I'm from Texas and I get sick abnormally quickly. I usually wear sweaters in the low-70s. Fragile health, I love it.

>>8158990
Anyone want to host it?

>> No.8161996

>>8161642
It doesn't really need a host, everyone just agrees on a spot/time to meet up at and then maybe go out for food or drinks after.

>> No.8163200

I was there the last year they had the rave. It was fucking terrible. Good riddance.

>> No.8164287

I wonder if this'll set a trend. Do raves really pull give crowds these days? I haven't been to one in a long time.

>> No.8164703

How many lolita booths will there be this year? I would love to pick up some extra accessories for my coord. I know there was a handful last year though it seemed to mostly be sweet. I think Moss Marchen was there last year too, is she not coming back because I don't think I saw her on the dealer's list.

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Can we post lineups here?
This is gonna be my 4th Anime Boston (It's the only con I go to at the moment since I live on Martha's Vineyard and it's the easiest to get to.) and it'll be my brother's first year cosplaying. On Friday he'll be Yu Narukami and Minato Arisato on Saturday.

>> No.8165041

Just pre-regged for my first AB! How's the cosplay scene there? I'm still on a Katsucon buzz so I was wondering if there's as much of a focus on it?

>> No.8165042

>>8165041
With 20,000+ attendants a year there's tons of cosplay

>> No.8165048

Is AB actually worth attending? What's the experience like?
Not gonna go this year but planning on next, what're the best hotel options besides the con hotel?

>> No.8165050

>>8165041
Definitely tons of cosplayers. Due to the wide age range of attendees (young teenagers to adults) the quality tends to be all over the place but I'd like to say there is a good mix of meh cosplays, decent/pretty good cosplays, and some really good ones. Amazing cosplays will stick right out of the crowd of course. Saturday is when there's the most people so that's also the day where people will bring out their nicest cosplays, so that's when I usually see the really good ones.

>> No.8165062

>>8165042
>>8165050
Thanks! But my question was more along the lines of if people go photoshoot crazy like the do at Katsu? Deciding wether I should book one or now.

>> No.8165255

>>8165062

The Hynes and Sheraton are both terrible venues for pictures so it's not Katsu quality by a long shot. There's some really nice outdoor spaces, though, and a decent number of good photogs, so it may depend what you're looking to get shot.

>> No.8167953

>>8140588
Fellow SouthShoreFag! Where at? Wanna meet up and touch tips?

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AB staff confirmed for LIT eraLLY TRASH uWU

But I'll be there. 11th Doctor again. I had a CIA cosplay planned, but that didn't work out, because of money issues

>> No.8168641

>>8167960
>LIT eraLLY TRASH uWU
>11th Doctor again
Did you accidentally post this here instead of your Tumblr or what?

>> No.8169219

>>8130754
Is Ginger Anne London gonna be there?

>> No.8169908

>>8154546
>assuming out subway problems are fixed
I have not yet seen in my 19 years of life a time when the mbta had its shit together for more than 5 consecutive seconds, soooo define fixed ahaha

>>8155883
You pretty much definitely need a badge to get in because they check constantly

>>8159065
Praise jebus

>>8164939
Looking forward to seeing your Usagi, Taiga, and Chocola! Love all those characters~

>>8165042
Pretty good cosplay scene, not as many outstanding cosplays as you'd see regularly at Otakon though

Cosplaying Michiru from Grisaia and idk, maybe I'll pull out Madoka again or Yuri from Angel Beats

>> No.8169925

>>8168641
This is that fagbag dr who cosplayer who selfposts all the time. And acts like they hate tumblr, but are so quintessentially tumblr.

>> No.8169926

>>8164939
If you think you can cosplay all those characters, you're going to be horrible at them all.

Fuck I hate people like you.

>> No.8169997

>>8167960
You're a fucking idiot. Nobody gives a shit about your SUPER SPESHUL GENDERFAIRYFLUID identity when they're trying to match your registration to your government ID and/or get you medical help. Go cry into your shitty Doctor Who cosplay.

>> No.8170003

>>8169926
Are you just terrible at sewing or something? Most people who bring this many cosplays are rewearing old stuff and only make a few new ones.

>> No.8170334

>>8168641
>>8169997
>every post is 100% serious. Even the ones that are clearly over-the-top mockery

C'mon guys, really?

>> No.8170400

>>8170334
>Cared enough to take a screengrab and post it here
>Called on being a tumblr pissbaby
>Omg guyz IT WAS A JOKE

>> No.8170402

I'm going to AnimeBoston this year. I am from the NYC area and this is my first time going (first time travelling to a con actually).

What do the locals recommend? Is there any sightseeing around the con?

Also, what's the best way to get to the actual center? I am arriving at South Station and was thinking of getting a cab.

>> No.8170428

>>8170402
If you want to waste a fuckload of money, do that.

Just take the Red Line Inbound to Downtown Crossing or Park Street, then take the Green Line E-Train to Prudential.

>> No.8170430

>>8170400

It was clearly a joke. A bad one, but a joke no less. You seem upset.

>> No.8170433

>>8170400
>accuses others of being tumblr
>unironically uses the term pissbaby.

>>8170402
As for Sightseeing, anything on the Freedom Trail is nice. The Charles River is popular, as are The Public Garden, Boston Common, and Faneuil Hall.

>> No.8170443

>>8170402
I'm from NYC and ab was my first out of state con too. Taking a cab is fine since its not that far from the station. Your other options are taking the train and making a transfer somewhere along the way to the mall where the con takes place.

The first time I went there I actually walked to get to the con center since it was a nice day. I ate at a cafe, passed through Chinatown, went around the park,and I check out the library for a bit before heading to Prereg.

>> No.8170844

>>8170402
If you want to, but a cab will be expensive. I would recommend getting on the red line, which is right at south station. If you want detailed instructions: You'll want to get on an inbound train going towards/with the end stop being "Alewife" (it'll say this on the train, writing this here because I know sometimes this confuses people but if you're from NYC you should be used to subways). When you get on, the next 2 stops will be Downtown Crossing and then Park Street. Get off at Park street, because here you will be able to switch over to the green line - just follow the signs. At Park st, there are 4 different green line trains, pay attention to the signs on the trains or on the platform: there's B, C, D, and E. You can get on any one of these, really. (Again, make sure you're going in the right direction, though. Take inbound. Outbound will say Lechmere and you don't want that unless you're going back to Park st to get back to South station) If you get on B C or D, get off at the Hynes stop. You will do a bit of walking but it's like 2-3 minutes and not a hassle at all - this will bring you to the convention center entrance. If you get on the E train, get off at Prudential, and this will spit you out at the Prudential Center mall, which is connected to the Hynes. This will require you to walk through the mall to get to the convention center. I'm not sure if Hynes or Pru stop is easier than the other, I personally have always gotten off at Hynes because I always take the E line in. I suppose it depends on if you're trying to get to a hotel that's on the other side of the Hynes, near or in copley.

Ah I hope none of this was confusing and I hope I didn't write anything wrong, other anons feel free to correct me please. I just know that sometimes people get really confused on the t so I thought maybe I would help out. If worse comes to worse, you can just find your way by asking someone or following all the costumed people of course.
.

>> No.8170872

>>8170844

Hynes is better because you don't have to wait for an E, UNLESS:

--you have a ton of luggage
--it's raining
--there's a sox game (in which case avoid B C and D at all costs)

>> No.8170922

>>8170844
Woops, I meant to say I always get off Hynes because I always take the D line in, not the E.

>>8170872
Ah, you're def right about that. In my experience for some reason I always caught the inbound E train first, and had to frustratingly wait like 20 minutes for another train.

You reminded me to check the sox schedule though. Everyone rejoice: The sox are out of town that whole weekend, so we won't have to deal with any trains crowded with fans.

>> No.8171453

>>8170844
This is great. I can make my way through the subway, no problem. Thanks so much.

>> No.8171462

>>8164939
I don't understand why people wear a thousand cosplays a day for each days of the conventions they're attending?

>> No.8171468

>>8171462
Not that anon, but because they don't attend that many conventions and/or want to recycle their cosplays.

>> No.8171507

>>8171462
Not that anon either, but when I have 2 costumes a day, usually it's because one of them is too large/uncomfortable to wear for more than a few hours.

>> No.8171667

This will be the first year I have enough costumes already made to be able to wear 2 costumes a day. I'm actually already not looking forward to changing in the middle of the day, but on Saturday I'm meeting up with my friends who will be going for the first time, and we've agreed to cosplay together. At least it involves taking off a kimono and putting on more comfortable clothes, rather than the other way around.

>> No.8171726

>>8171453
Not sure when you're getting here,but I should mention that registration/badge pick-up is in the Sheraton, which is also connected to the pru. If you go to the Hynes by going through the pru, the entrance to the sheraton is right by the entrance to the Hynes that is inside of the mall, again just look to see where people are going. If you end up getting off the t via the Hynes stop, you'll need to walk around to get to the Sheraton (people will show you how to get there just ask if you don't know)

AB is nice in that the whole set-up is really convenient in terms of hotel locations, it being connected to the mall, public transport being easily close by/accessible, etc.

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so is there meetup planed if not do you wanna hold one in hotel on on the con floor

>> No.8176330

>>8143082
Akihiko guy here.
It just occurred to me that we could totally know each other and have no idea that either of us go on 4chan.

>> No.8178060

What do you guys think about the attendance cap this year?

>> No.8178172

>>8178060
After sitting through the clusterfuck that was RI comic con I can understand why they did it.

>> No.8178408

How bad does the traffic get in the halls of Anime Boston? The attendance cap announcement got me thinking about that.

>> No.8178466

>>8171462
Too many friends who want to do cosplays with me at the same convention even though I go to around 1 con every 2 months on average

>> No.8178491

Wow guys, the snow is almost fucking gone. What do you know!

>> No.8178502

>>8178491
Goodness, that's a lot of assrash you still have two weeks later.

PS snow is still two feet high on the curb where I am in the city.

>> No.8178504
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>>8178491
hope you aren't driving with that impaired vision

>> No.8178590

>>8178408
Last year I don't ever remember it being too terrible, but the biggest place that gets clogged up with traffic is in on the first floor, the main hall that goes to the dealer room and also the entrance into the pru. Nothing is ever so bad that you can't move, it's just in that main hallway where things get a bit crowded.

I remember the last year the AA was in that smaller dark room and attendance went up so much, there were so many people in the AA often and I remember getting so irritated and how it was hard to move sometimes in there. So glad that they moved the AA to a bigger, dealer's room type place.

Anyways, I do wonder what traffic/space will be like this year though now that there's an attendance cap. Do you guys think they will stay at the Hynes and keep doing an attendance cap or will there be some point ever in the future where they will move locations to the BCEC? I know the amount of people probably won't get that high in the near future, so how long do you think it would take for AB to reach that amount of attendees, or will it ever?

>> No.8178724

>>8178590
>http://www.animeboston.com/registration/registration_cap/#9
They won't change before 2020, at least, and they're being pretty vague about where they'd go otherwise.

>> No.8178965

>>8178724

They probably dont know since there's a lot of work going on around the BCEC with new hotels and stuff, which may turn out awesome or might not work for AB at all.

>> No.8179090

>>8178590
This - besides areas that are going to have lots of traffic no matter what, the Hynes has stayed pretty uncrowded.
And yeah, I'm so super glad they finally moved the AA to the bigger hall! It was crazy how tiny the old room was, especially given how many artists there were. They'd been using that room for it probably since the start, and it was definitely time for a change.
Mm, I don't know if AB will ever get so big that they'd have to go to the BCEC, or at least, I kind of hope that doesn't happen. I love AB and I'm so happy that it's grown so much in the past few years, but the Hynes is a seriously ideal spot to hold a convention, especially one where so many people under 18 attend. The Pru is right there, plus there's a supermarket three seconds away, so it's really convenient. Unless things get really dire with attendance, I hope they don't move.

>> No.8179964

Anyone have recommendations for bars or clubs catering to the AB crowd?

>> No.8180008

>>8179964

Rise has stepped in where the informal dance disappeared to play animu rave music to sweaty 18 year olds.

The Hilton bar is the best of all the hotel bars, mostly empty, not full of cunts like the Sheraton bar, doesn't give a fuck that you're in costume if you tip.

Most of the bars on boylston are brotastic so it depends on what you're wearing

>> No.8180492

>>8178502
>>8178504
To be fair, it did go from being 10ft to 3 ft in a pretty short time.

>>8180008
Rise's dance is pretty gud.
>tfw got VIP tix cause my bro does graphic design for them

>> No.8181570

>>8180008

How brotastic are we talking? College frat or just overworked businessmen pretending to be young?

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> TFW con is 30 minutes away from your hotel
Why oh why did I register late

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I'm selling in the AA for the first time this year and I just can't wait for all this shit to be over with so I can focus on my own artwork again instead of crafts/priming/painting/sanding/dying/repeat

>> No.8183427

>>8183181
>30 minute drive from the hynes
Wh..... where the hell are you? Unless you're across the river or balls ass south/west, most hotels are way closer than that.

>> No.8183441

>>8183181
I've got room in my marriot hotel if you want. There's only 3 people in now.

>> No.8183454

>>8183441
Adding to this.

Anyone who needs room. I've got a room with 2 double beds and a roll out in Marriot Copley. Roomies friends' canceled on us so only 3 people in the room. Let me know and we can work out details.

>> No.8183734

>>8183454
post contact info

>> No.8183737

>>8181570
College frat - gotta remember, this is Boston

>>8183181
?????
Did you book a hotel in Worcester or something?

>> No.8183738

>>8183734
totally dropped my email.

>> No.8184632

Since it seems that therw are a few out-of-staters coming to the AB for the first time, there are a few things you should know.

-subways do not 24 hours a day. This past year they introduced a new T schedule that has extended hours on the weekend, but the last train is usually around 2am. Plan accordingly.

-subways are always better than taxis. Most of Boston's streets were laid out centuries ago, and were not meant to be driven on. T is slow and sucks but is still the better option.

-there is pretty much no nightlife past 2am. Don't expect to be at the con till 1 and go bar hopping afterwards. Nothing will be open.

-don't ask the locals to say "park the cah in hahvahd yahd" or any other stereotypical Bostonian phrase. They WILL beat the shit out of you if you do

>> No.8184651

>>8183181
I live 30 minutes out from the con in the Worcester burbs, where TF is your hotel? Do you mean a 30 minute drive or a 30 minute T commute?

Those are two very different distances and I sincerely hope you mean the latter, and that you DIDN'T book a hotel out in metrowest somewhere.

>> No.8185339

>>8184632
gonna go ahead and agree with everything on this list, especially the last one

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>>8183427
>>8183441
>>8183737
>>8184651
Friend booked at the Marriot somewhere. It was cheap. 34 minute walk. Kinda can't back out cause they're good friends of mine. I'll still chill with y'all though.

>> No.8185521

>>8184632
I'll add to this excellent post!

- There is some excellent and cheap dining a T ride away in the Davis-Porter-Harvard area of the Red Line. The restaurants in the area around the con proper can be quite pricey! I'm sure that Berklee/Emerson/Northeastern students have a better idea of where to eat cheap in the area, but I've had the best luck dining out in the places I've mentioned.

- If you're into Asian beauty care, there is a store in Chinatown, whose name I don't remember, but which is right in between the Eldo Cake House and the Sasa Beauty Salon. It is expensive as hell ($5.00 sheet masks; Banila Co Clean It Zero, which retails at $20.00 online, is a whopping $40 here) but there are testers of a lot of products out for you to try, which can be really useful! It's also near some excellent Chinese bakeries.

- The city is way more walkable than you think it is if you're wearing good shoes. Particularly on the green line, I would say that if something's within two T-stops you definitely don't need to ride there. (This breaks down a little the farther you get away from the city center.)

>> No.8185535

>>8185461
Oh okay, 30 minute walk is way different than a 30 minute drive. Just check the bus/subway maps, dude; boston has a robust public transit system so odds are something passes by you.

>> No.8187985

I am heading up this year. Went last year and the year before. I go up there with my buddies and one of them does work security so makes things easier for us.

Also we do get the room at a discount due to my friend working security for the convention.

When I am at the convention, I usually take pics, buy stuff, walk around, hang out and flirt with chicks.

>> No.8189339

Once Ab staff posts the programming schedule (which, knowing them, will be promptly at the last minute physically possible), would anyone wanna make a poll for where the cgl meet up should be and what time it should be held? I feel like unless there's something legit that says where to go and what time, we all get confused and the meet falls through

>> No.8189345

>>8189339
lets not go to hotpot.

>> No.8189361

>>8189345
Ok, what should be choices of where to go, then? Last year was B.Good (I think?) so we could do that again, or go somewhere else close to the area, though a lot of the options around the Hynes can be pretty pricey. I'd be down to go get bubble tea or something, but I'm not sure where the closest place to the Pru for that is, and I don't know if people would be comfortable with me leading them all over creation to Chinatown lol

>> No.8189372

>>8189361
>>8189361
Oh! I think a chatime opened in the area recently. It's on huntington ave down by the conservatory so probably like 10 min walk or less. Chatime is the best shit ever.

>> No.8189378

>>8189372
Oh right!! I always forget about it since I'm around the B line area and not on Huntington a good amount haha. Chatime sounds like a solid choice! Do you know how late it's open, per chance? I know the Chinatown one is open till like... midnight or 1 on weekends.

>> No.8189382

>>8189378
There's one on newbury st proper that's open till 9(near copley), the huntington one is open till 11 so it depends, but I think huntington will be less crowded tbh. Fuck, when did we get 7 chatimes?

>> No.8189408

>>8189382
lol right tho? I feel like they just started popping up all over the place. And yeah, we might wanna go to one farther from the con cuz uk every weeb in a mile radius is gonna be all up in there.

>> No.8189543

>>8189408
There's going to be one opening up in Quincy too I heard. But yeah, the extra walk will be worth it I think.

>> No.8189679

>>8187985
Wait, you get to stay in your security friend's discounted staff room?

>> No.8189778 [DELETED] 

>>8189382
There is a Chatime on Huntington across from Northeastern, and one Newbury across from Ikura so like the second to last block.

>> No.8189800

>>8189382
Just recently, the 2 new ones opened over the summer.

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>>8187985
lol bullshit. i have worked cons before. they don't get special discounts on hotel rooms. yu telling tales out of school.

>> No.8189894

>>8189679
This year yeah. Talked to him earlier today since he already finished doing the math on calculating the cost of room and the passes and other stuff. Paying him tomorrow.

>> No.8189900

>>8189894
>Security members' rooms are staff rooms.
>Staffer rooms are free
Your friend is scamming you, smartypants.

>> No.8189904

>>8189361
I'm up for a meetup at B.Good again, especially because that upstairs lounge was pretty sweet. But I also like the sound of Chatime. Do you have any idea on what time and day for the meet up?

>> No.8189916

>>8189900
He told me first night we are staying in the room he is staying in while the next 2 nights we are having our own room. Hard to explain, but its this is how its going to work.

>> No.8189921

>>8189916
That's really not how it works. Anime boston staff rooms are 4 to a room with a strict no-attendee policy. Also staffers don't get "discounts" on buying extra rooms. Pretty sure you're a liar liar pants on fire unless your friend is head of security or something.

>> No.8189932

>>8189921
Nope thats what he told me. I've known the dude for 10 years already. We've done this for years. Staff doesn't care since they know him.

>> No.8189941

>>8189932
Doesn't really matter that you've paid him for years, I'm telling you staff rooms are free. So if he's charging you for staying in the staff-only room, he's scamming you.

Or more likely you're making this all up because it sounds like you have no idea what you're talking about.

>> No.8189943

>>8189932
>This fucking guy
Give it a rest. I dare you to name a single person on staff.

>> No.8189945

>>8189904
D'oh! Totally missed the post saying that there will be a poll for the place and time.

>> No.8189950

>>8189941
I'm paying him for the room me and my friends are staying at. First night we are staying at his room while the next 2 nights its the ones we are paying for.

>> No.8189957

>>8189950
Gotcha.

>> No.8189972

>>8189339
>>8189372
>>8189382
>>8189543
>>8189904

I made two polls, one for where we should go, and another for what time/day we should meet up!

http://strawpoll.me/3904401
http://strawpoll.me/3904415

Vote away, and whichever options have the most votes by Thursday, April 2nd will be where we meet and what time.

>> No.8190043

>>8189950
>>8189916
>>8187985
>AB staffer for two years
>Didn't know this
...We can buy extra rooms at a discount?? Holy shit.

Would it be weird to ask for your friend's contact info so I can ask him how this works? (or initials, whatever, I could find him in the staff directory) I've got nonstaff friends who always need rooms.

>> No.8191132

>>8189972
>>8189950
>>8189957
>>8190043
I'm also curious. That sounds like a pretty sweet deal

>> No.8191980

>>8130754
going as starlord
painting my eleental blaster and i just got my leds for the eyes and nerf bullets

>> No.8195447

Two more weeks and I have finished nothing. I mean, I'm one or two steps away from finishing three separate projects, but haven't been working on them due to midterms. And here I thought I'd finish early for once...

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>>8195447

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what can I put together in the time we have left before the con?

i was wanting to do a gamecenter CX cosplay but shipping turned out to be v expensive

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>>8159065
>series of incidents

>> No.8196141

>>8196074

From what I hear it wasn't too bad but enough to get the con in trouble.

>> No.8196172

>>8195911
>>8195447
I'm home on spring break now, and the amount of work I have left is upsetting. you can do it, anon.

>> No.8196793

>>8196141
it wasn't the con, it was the hotel that got in trouble which in turn led back to the con having to cut the event.

>> No.8196810

>>8196793
No, the con got in trouble with the hotel, and so their reputation went down with pretty much any other venue.

An underaged girl was drugged up and drunk and passed out and her 23 year old drunk bf tried to keep paramedics away from her so he wouldn't get into trouble. The hotel blamed the con-staff for not monitoring the rave better.

>> No.8196834

>>8196810
That's really bad and I hope she's okay, but I am happy this means no ravers at the con.

>> No.8196863

>>8196810
No, trust me on this. It was the hotel getting in trouble that killed it. Yes, police and paramedics were called, but it was the hotel that got the citation that night, not the con.

>> No.8196866

Dave Yang staff?

>> No.8197074

Anime Boston? More like Dave Yang Con. Heeyo!

>> No.8197108

>>8196863
Yeah didn't the Sheraton end up losing their entertainment license for a whole year because of it? I can only imagine how pissed they were. I think BPD+Fire also were concerned about overcrowding issues. The hotel might have given the con shit for it but the hotel ultimately "paid" for it in the end.

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>>8191980
just finished the blaster paintjob
on to the back of my helmet

>> No.8198251

>>8197928
you uh...you do know they don't allow foam darts like that yah? They might even give you trouble if that gun is nerf firing capable? I mean, it's ultimately up to the peeps checking weapons, but be forewarned.

>> No.8198259

>>8198251
It's not even staff who security checks, it's convention security and they're notoriously bigger hardasses. This is a bad idea.

>> No.8198388

>>8197928
this is going to get confiscated by security.

>> No.8198536

>>8197928
I replaced the nerf bullets with green led lights for showman ship i tried firing them but the paint makes it stick too much and im lucky if it even falls out of the chamber, this gun has a highly irregular shape and no they ant confiscating sheet from me
if they think its too "REALALISTIC" il take that as a compliment and bring it back to my hotel room

>> No.8198540

>>8198536
It's not too realistic, you illiterate muppet, it's because it's designed to shoot projectiles.

>> No.8198550

>>8198540
right and now it is incapable of doing that so no problem

>> No.8198569

>>8198550
Try again.

>All items as listed in the Prohibited Items list are not allowed. There are no exceptions to this, ---->regardless as to whether the item is functional or not.<----
>Prohibited Weapons, including:
>Projectile weapons (pellet guns, airsoft rifles, pistols, disc guns, paintball markers, water pistols, or other liquid "weapons," etc).

http://www.animeboston.com/coninfo/convention_policies/#prohibited_items

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>>8198569
>http://www.animeboston.com/coninfo/convention_policies/#prohibited_items

But.. but its NERF or NOTHING

>> No.8198582

>>8198569
but for real i just got to put an orange tip on it

>> No.8198613

>>8198582
You keep going with those great reading skills.

>> No.8198618

>>8198613
its not a pellet gun or any of the prohibited weapons, but all gun props do need orange tips

>> No.8198730

>>8198618
All projectile weapons are prohibited. That includes stuff like nerf dart guns.

>> No.8199435

>>8138621
I live in the immediate area, and by immediate I mean walking distance, the transit has improved drastically and the majority of the snow is removed, it will not hurt the Con or traveling in any way. You gotta remember this is the main working/tourist area of the city so snow removal was huge

>> No.8201070

>>8130754
Hey all. I am a photographer (no I am not a professional), but I have a question. I'm going to Anime Boston, and I want to know, do you all mind being photographed? I usually go to cons for the concerts and to photograph cosplay (the people on the ship love it.)

I will of course ask permission (this is not my first con by any means, god I am in my mid 20s), but yeah, photography once asked is ok?

>> No.8201073

>>8201070
Yup, just ask permission and that's fine~

>> No.8201077

>>8201070

Yeah, anyone who is in costume is generally going to be fine with pictures taken of them provided 1) they're not sitting down eating or otherwise obviously resting 2) they're not clearly rushing to get somewhere 3) you ask first (or, even, just hold up the camera hopefully). If they've already stopped and there's a group of people photo-ing you can jump in, you don't have to ask all over again.

>> No.8201095

>>8201077

>>8201073

Thank you. I'll be the guy in the GERALD R FORD baseball cap. Apparently cosplay is this "nerd thing" that people at work like pictures of. 13 hour train ride to Boston.. HO!

>> No.8201267

>>8201077
Oh god, I find that so weird, how some people ask to take your picture again when there's a person or a group of people taking their picture already and you're trying to pose for the other cameras. It's happened to me a couple times.

>> No.8201358

>>8201095
>Apparently cosplay is this "nerd thing" that people at work like pictures of

Are you an idiot or do you just not realize what board you're on?

>> No.8201374

>>8201358
A direct quote from work, I know about cosplay but I work with normal people who like normal people things like "the big bang theory" for example.

>> No.8201537

Is it cool if we show up to the meetup not in cosplay? Wasn't planning on dressing up till Saturday.

Never really been to any kind of 4chan meetup so we'll see how it goes.

>> No.8201594

>>8201537
Yeah that's totally fine! Come in whatever you're comfortable in. Depending on what time the meet is, I'll be in cosplay or maybe a kigu, idek

>> No.8201845

>>8189950

Hey if is not too much trouble would appreciate a room. Am desperately seeking one

>> No.8201895

>>8184632

Everything this anon has stated is quite valid especially the last one so please dont be stupid. That goes double for New Yorkers.

>> No.8201956

>>8201845
someone offered a room earlier ITT

>> No.8201992

>>8201895
That goes triple for New Yorkers

>> No.8202006

>>8201895
Just to add it's Easter weekend this year and the Irish and Italians in the North End will be out. They are the most aggressive in the city, so please be kind to the church goers.

>> No.8202292

>>8201845
I have a room if you want one.

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This is my first time at AB. I'm going as Dio from Jojo, this is the first time I really decided to go all out with a cosplay and devote a lot more time and effort into it. Super stoked for this.

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Hey CosPlaysters™ my tickets turned out to be a lot more expensive than I realized so I'm going to have to cut back on my costume.

Can anyone bring me a short black male wig to borrow for the con? pic related

>> No.8204615

>>8202292

Cool whats your email ?

>>8201956

There email doesnt work since I tried to contact them about a room the other day.

>> No.8204630

>>8204615
are you sure it's not a typo? it looks like it's supposed to be babylon instead of bablyon.

>> No.8204728

>>8204615
[email protected]
This is my generic throwaway account, so if it gets spammed, it cannot be helped etc.

>> No.8204787

>>8202006
>Irish
>Church Goer
>From Boston

Ow...my heart
You realize we're not all like Westboro right xD I wear fangs, red contacts, and a tail...but still rock the Celtic Cross, ntm there is a chapel directly next to the entrance of the Con...if ppl wanted to know ^^'

>> No.8204790

>>8202006

the North End is on the complete opposite side of the city...

>> No.8204796

>>8204787
>muh heritage

>> No.8204866

>>8204790
Doesn't really matter. Every part of Boston is within walking distance of any other part, so you are going to run into them regardless.

>> No.8204871

>>8204787
Yeah we're not all like Westboro, but that doesn't mean we don't get properly drunk and combative. Also, underageb&.

>>8204866
Haha this

>> No.8205320

Hi everybody~ So, I know it's obviously too late this year, but me and a few friends have been playing with the idea of a 'popup maid cafe' since we're not allowed to have one in the sheraton or hynes because of ridiculous regulations.

I work in restaurants myself and so I know the inner workings of a popup restaurant and can apply them to the maid cafe. I will be making flyers and handing them out at AB to get reservation interest for next year, as well as looking for maids. I would like some seagulls to have first dibs on the maid possibility or any other position working in the cafe.

If anyone's interested you can respond ITT with your email and I'll get an email sent out to you.

>> No.8205334

>>8205320
Kind of curious, where would you plan on holding this next year if you can't have it in the convention center? The food court?

>> No.8205340

>>8204866
Different anon but a 45 minute walk is seriously not a hop skip and a jump away, especially since locals are not going to want to dick around in the tourist part of town on Easter. Thanks for the "warning" but it's kind of worthless, especially when attached to an "omg aggressive locals!" sticker.

>> No.8205351

>>8205334
Food court? Nono. It would be in a building near the hynes, obviously not AB affiliated but during the con, probably the sunday of the con(since not much is going on at that time) I will be putting up polls for the preferred day and time.

I can explain the basics of a 'popup restaurant' too.
Basically a chef and staff rent out a building for one evening or so, rent out tables etc(if the building doesn't have anything like that) and set it up like a restaurant, in our case, a maid cafe, they gather a staff that usually gets part of the profit, in our case I would be providing a bit of compensation but it will be mostly volunteer like a regular maid cafe. We make a menu, decide on uniforms(I will compensate those) and then put the info up out to the public and take reservations up front. A lot of the capital can also be started via something like gofundme. Hope that makes sense.

>> No.8205356

>>8205340
The locals aren't even aggressive to begin with...I don't know what everyone is on about. Maybe when they're drunk, sure, but that's just some of them, saying all irish/italians in boston are going to be aggressive drunks is pretty shitty. This is coming from a boston native too.

>> No.8205378

>>8205351
Staffer here, you may want to try pitching your idea to programming anyway; if you're a professional, you may find that they're interested in at least promoting you the same way Rise isn't associated with the con but still gets a shoutout as a paid event attendees can participate in. The food restrictions are ones enforced by the hynes/sheraton, not staff. If you can make your cafe match the current year's theme, that's even better.

>> No.8205379

>>8205340
When I'm talking about walking distance, you also have to take into account the T. You can easily make it from North End to Prudential in about 15 minutes if the T isn't busy. Doesn't matter if most locals aren't agressive, it only takes one asshole to start a fight.

>> No.8205382

>>8205320
I'm game

>> No.8205388

>>8205378
Oh yea of course, I will definitely do that. I'm going to send them an email about it, after the flyer proof has been finalized.

I've worked in restaurants for years waitressing and doing pastry, I now a pastry assistant for a well known bakery. I'm also working on my degree in small business so I can open a bakery in a few years. But yeah, I pretty much know what I'm doing on both ends, know what licensees we need and who to contact for everything else. Just need to get it started.

>> No.8205399

>>8205378
Also, since you're on staff, did you know what coordinater/director I should contact about this?

>> No.8205406

>>8205399
The director of programming is a good place to start: http://www.animeboston.com/coninfo/contact/9

Also I would hold off until a few weeks after the con if you can. Staff is pretty under the gun right now and your email may get lost.

>> No.8205426

>>8205406
That's a good plan, I was probably going to wait until later, but still hand out flyers anyways, since I know that's not against con policy. Still, I wanted to start talking about it on /cgl/ incase anyone wanted to meet in person about anything relating to it.

>> No.8205428

>>8205382
You wanna be a kawaii meido Claudie, I will make you the most kawaii of meido in the land.

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Remind me when they usually release the schedule? This wait is killing me. Hard to arrange small shoots and meetups when I have no earthly idea when anything is.

>> No.8205441
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>>8205428
so ready

>> No.8205444

>>8205437
they release it like... as last minute as possible lol
wouldn't be surprised if they release it next wednesday or something tbh

>> No.8205448

>>8205437
I HAVE NO IDEA. I'm really pissed too btw, I'm trying to schedule two photoshoots around an unreleased schedule.

>book 2 photoshoots for group cosplays
>1 cosplay is going to be worn on the day of the panel relating to it
>no idea when panel is
>no idea when to plan shoots for
>fuck
>friends all want to know when to plan their shit
>some of their cosplays have intricate makeup so they want to wear them all day
>fuck

>> No.8205455

Anyone else having trouble registering for the formal ball? It's telling me I'm "already registered for this event" even though I didn't buy tickets yet. I know that in past years it's accidentally charged full badge rates so I think that's what's up.

>> No.8205481

>>8205455
Are you already pre-registered for the con? I think that's where the system gets confused, since you're presumably using the same email/info as your registration. I bought my tickets a while ago so I don't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure you can just ignore that warning.

>> No.8205482

>>8205481
I am, I'll try it and bitch if it charges me twice.

>> No.8205489

>>8205482
You probably won't even have to bitch very hard; last year I accidentally registered myself twice because I forgot I'd already done so, and they refunded me my second payment after I emailed them, haha.

>> No.8205498

>>8205489
That's good then, thanks anon! I'm registering for me and my boyfriend(taking him as a gift) so I don't want him whining since he just could have done it himself. It seems like it worked though, so thanks.

>> No.8205503
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Does anyone know when the dealer's room opens? I know it varies from con to con but I can't remember AB's scheduling. I'm grabbing a wig from Arda for my Friday cosplay and I don't want to run around looking like a "my real hair is just as good!!" fag until noon or whatever.

>> No.8205515

>>8205503
Friday it usually opens at noon, Saturday at 10 am

>> No.8205524

>>8205388
If you've worked in a restaurant then you should have the common sense to realize no restaurant in the back bay area is going to give up its kitchen for a pop-up on weekend when they could be doing a couple hundred covers and bringing in tens of thousands of dollars.

Even if magically you got this to work, there is no way on god's green earth the weebs of the city and the attendees that you can get to leave the pru area are going to make up that kind of money. Profit? You should be looking into how to ask for a second mortgage.

Well known bakery? You mean Panera? How anyone can have claimed to work in the service industry for so long and still have an utter lack of reality is beyond me.

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>>8205515
Damn it all to hell. Oh well, I guess it could be worse. I'll just have to duck away from pictures for a while.

>> No.8205539

>>8205524
So, though I'm assuming you're a troll, I'll bite. The assumption that it needs to be a proper restaurant is incorrect, especially for something so simple as a maid cafe. Also, it seems like you know very little about popup restaurants in the first place, I suggest you do research before you spout out shit.

>thinking anyone outside of college students consider panera a proper bakery
>thinking they have any job title other than 'slave baker'
>thinking they make anything in store
Keks.

>> No.8205546

>>8130754
Is Ginger Anne London going to be there?

>> No.8205553

>>8205539
pretty much this. why are you so upset, anon? all you did was throw a bunch of poorly directed insults at her for no reason. OP seems to know a ton more than you and obviously knows what shes talking about. and if you think we havent been dying for a maid cafe youre dead wrong.

>> No.8205560

>>8205524
just popping in to say that they actually do this successfully in montreal, and not even in relation to their con, the mcgill anime club hosts it and they make a killing. and you don't rent out a working restaurant, you rent out a warehouse type building or a building for rent that has a kitchen attached. you sound so ignorant it's not even funny.

>> No.8205621

>>8205560
and you people are effing delusional if you think there is somehow cheap space for rent, restaurant or otherwise in the area around the Pru. Do you even have any idea how much rent goes per sq. foot in the city? Or ever done an actual study to determine market interest for a maid cafe? People posting on cgl does not constitute an accurate accounting of how many people will come.

Shit-tons of people work in the service industry and I've certainly done my fair share as FOH, BOH and everything in between. But that doesn't suddenly make things easy peasy nor does it make you an expert.

Feel free to prove me wrong and get one up and running, but the amount of naivete in this venture is astounding.

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>>8205621
>effing
lmao go back to club penguin and let the adults talk, ok? you're being way salty over literally nothing and it doesn't concern you at all

>> No.8205891
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8205891

just booked a hotel
i'm going as her again

>> No.8205903

>>8205621
Please read up on pop-up restaurants. Seriously, you could learn a thing or two just from the wikipedia article at this point and time.

>> No.8205905

>>8205621
>thinking montreal is less expensive than boston.

>> No.8205912

>>8205621
So, not even the OP, but I just looked it up and there's a space on bolyston St near the Pru with a kitchen that you can rent out for $300/hour...

>> No.8205920

>>8205891
pls be my gf

>> No.8205923

>>8205920
but i'm a guy

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tfw no qt /cgl/ girl to go to the formal ball with ;_;

>> No.8205931

>>8205927
just go anyways, i'll dance with you~

>> No.8205934

Maid Cafe OP here! Name has been chosen and email created for anyone who wants to join in, help out or just get involved.

>> No.8205935

Who's ready for some dank meme competitions?

Can we all do that together?

>> No.8205937

>>8205934
Dropped email somehow sorry. Sage for double posting.

>> No.8205940

First year going to AB and just realized one of my cosplays is a jacket & bra/bikini top (with shorts, but the top is what I'm concerned about) - does that count as the whole "Offensive and/or revealing attire is prohibited. We kindly ask that people refrain from wearing costumes that would be considered inappropriate in public. Shirts are required in the Prudential Mall, Sheraton Hotel lobby, and all areas where food is served." bit or would I be okay?

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>>8205940
Have you seen some of the shit people get away with? You'll be fine.

What character?

>> No.8205945

>>8205940
Just do what the warning says. Bring another shirt or zip the jacket when you leave the con center to go into the hotel and the mall. Don't be a dick and go into the food court wearing just a bikini. It's crowded and full of normalfags.

>> No.8205956

>>8205943
"First year going to AB" So uh, no not really. (Plus some cons are stricter than others, yadda yadda.) But I'm doing the Bombshells variant of Harley Quinn, not too exciting.

>>8205945
I figured, but at the same time just nervous that a zipped jacket somehow wouldn't count as a shirt lol.

>> No.8205958

>>8205905
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Canada&city1=Montreal&country2=United+States&city2=Boston%2C+MA

get educated you ignorant fool

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>>8205956
You'll be fine with the jacket in public places.

>> No.8205970

>>8205956
>Worried something longer/heavier than a shirt doesn't count as a shirt

??????????????

>> No.8205975

>>8205958
>Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 178.37% higher than in Montreal

Fuck me, I should move to Canada.

>> No.8205976

>>8205956
you're doing a bombshell variant as well? i'll be bombshell batwoman! /off topic

>> No.8205998

>>8205970
I'm an anxious idiot, pardon me. Like if left slightly open it wouldn't count as a shirt or some shit, idek man I'm just worried and don't feel like wearing a corset instead aha.

>>8205976
Hell yeah! What day are you wearing it?

>> No.8206006

>>8205998
i have it planned for satuday afternoon/evening, I heard the boston super heroes have a bunch of shoots planned already so i'll be crashing that!

>> No.8206017

>>8205958

who gives a fuck. if she can't do it she can't do it, and if she gets event space and does it you clearly don't want to go anyway. stop being such a salty fuck for no reason over something that's none of your business

>> No.8206089

>>8205437
Schedule's up. Has been since yesterday.

>> No.8206092

>>8205524
people like it when places do diffrent fun shit could totally get a place if pitched well

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>>8206089
Fuck you, got my hopes up

>> No.8206255

>>8206089
wtf where?

>> No.8206271

>>8206211
same, anon.

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>>8206089
>>8206255

It's not.

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WTF is this?

Are any of you guys in the "anime boston social" group on facebook? Literally the weirdest shit gets posted on there, almost everyone sounds like an autist...

>> No.8206336

>>8206333
No but this is funny as fuck. It's weird how people on 4chan are less autistic than the average con-goer.

>> No.8206342

>>8206333
Omg the Boston comm can be really shit sometimes, especially because it's full of self important 4 year olds a lot of the time. It's pretty embarrassing. Also, nice trips.

>>8206293
Thank you haha

>> No.8206377

>>8206211
my bad, apparently only internal people can see it right now. I thought everyone could. It should be released soon.

>> No.8206385

>>8206333
I saw this! This guy has been making cringeworthy comments on various pictures of girls, too. The autism in this group is so strong.

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>>8206377
Screencap and post pls

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Who is gonna hang out with Jeremy "Meme King" McCormack?

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Hey! Who else has this extremely private irritable bowel syndrome which gives you severe diarrhea!?

>> No.8206424

>>8206385
what a weirdo. and yeah, there's SO many bizarre posts.

What's up with that guy with the golden retriever puppet? Someone's gotta know what i'm talking about. His username is Fetch on the AB forums and on FB his name is Eric. Don't wanna get in trouble with the mods/janitors for posting his name but his icon is also a drawing of what I guess is his golden retriever puppet.

>> No.8206428

>>8206415
>>8206408
Oh woops, forgot to blur out the names. Having trouble deleting the post...can a Janitor or someone do that?

>> No.8206437

>>8206333
I joined the group for kicks, it's proving to be more annoying than funny.

>> No.8206532

>>8206403
that's a rule I can't break. sorry. you'll have to wait till tomorrow.

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>>8206532
Pleeeease~? For us? We won't tell a soul!

>> No.8206578

>>8206532
I guess if it's coming out tomorrow I'll just wait.
Got exams I should be studying for anyways :^)

>> No.8206599

>>8206437
Yeah I joined for the funnies too but actually there's so many dumb and attentionwhore posts.

>> No.8206685

>>8206599
it's full of stupid questions that can be answered by the website's faq or plain old common sense.

>> No.8207030

>>8190043
Yea that's not true at all
but if you want go a head ask Marry she'll laugh at you.

>> No.8208003

>>8206403
>Snack wearing flower crown

Stop this Heresy at once.

>> No.8208563

>>8206532
Aaaalrighty fucknut where's the schedule, it's officially "tomorrow"

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FUCK SPOT DYEING AND FUCK RUNNING COLORS I'VE ALREADY WENT THROUGH 3 SHIRTS GODDAMMIT I JUST WANT BLACK SLEEVES

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>>8208563
last minute information is being added

maybe be a little more polite next time and maybe you'll get a resolution that actually allows you to read it.

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Why is MassiveGayShits the fucking heart of tumblr and how do we fucking stop it?

>> No.8208632
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What's the best hotel right now for a 4-person group that has never dealt with hotels in Boston before?

>> No.8208633

>>8208632
Midtown. GOOD FUCKING LUCK.

>> No.8208634

>>8208633
What's the good luck for?

>> No.8208635

>>8208617
Or y'all could upload it with more time than just a week before the con for once :)

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>>8208563
They lied

>> No.8208640

>>8208634
pretty sure anon is implying that most hotel are sold out, if not close to it.

>> No.8208643

>>8208626
Mike is O U R B O Y

>> No.8208645

I keep running into people that are going to Northeastern that are going to AB and I know some of them posted in this thread. Who the fuck are you guys?

>> No.8208647

>>8208626
That mike dude literally has /mu/ in his likes on facebook.

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>>8208643
>>8208647

The Saga continues

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>>8208649
I got lazy fuck off

>> No.8208654

>>8208649
"More like White Knight"


Thats...actually pretty funny.

But also
>Greentexting on Facebook.

>> No.8208656

>>8208651
following this on the anime boston social page right now, the autism is strong.

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>>8208651
Fun fact, that Madison Garland girl is an admin on Boston Whovians.

That's all you need to know.

>> No.8208661

>>8208654
Easiest way to make bullet points.

>> No.8208679

>>8208626
>>8208649
>>8208651
Omg hahaha this kid tho, what an ass

>>8208661
It's not even, though. All it does is show that you a) go on 4chan and b) are trying to use a 4chan function on another site unironically, making you look like an idiot

>> No.8208686

>>8208679
>meme arrows came from 4chan

>> No.8208705

>>8208686
they didn't, but they're used for greentext on 4chan, and the way he situated his on that post is exactly the same as the way they're often used for jokes on this website

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>>8208617
>Clicks image
>Too small to read

No... It's just taunting me... I can't even zoom in...

>> No.8208740

>>8208632
Honestly, you aren't going to find a hotel in Boston this close to Anime Boston. Try looking around the various commuter rail stations. I recommend Anderson/Woburn, theres a Marriot within walking distance, and commuter rail + T to Hynes will set you back about $20 per person each day

>> No.8208762

>>8208740
>>8208632
There's space at the Marriott copley place according to orbitz for under $250. I'm surprised tbh.

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>Registration open for another 24 hours
>Site is telling me it's closed
?????

>> No.8209140

>>8208705
>they didn't

What the hell? They most certainly did.

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A fun preview of my starlord cosplay
on the cringe

>> No.8209762

Schedule is posted!

>> No.8209828

>>8209762
For real, no faking.

>> No.8211021

>>8204866

If you want to walk from copley to the north end be my guest xD

>> No.8211843

>>8208686
You haven't been on here long, have you?

>> No.8212088

>>8208617
>maybe be a little more polite next time ;))))

Dude fuck off. You aren't important.

>> No.8212093

so i missed the arbitrary pre-reg cut off date, how long are the at-door registration lines usually?

any chance of hitting cap?

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