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My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby TidusxSeymour » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:54 am

I decided to put this here, as I'm not entirely certain where is should go. Feel free to move it if deemed necessary.

I've noticed more often recently, (though I'm sure this has been around for awhile) that people are saying that certain fandoms have no place at anime conventions. This isn't one particular fandom, I mean any fandom which isn't Japanese media. I personally find this ridiculous. It's stuff like this that can give anime cons a bad name. Stuff like this spouted by elitist snobs is really rude. It's even worse when said person who says it is cosplaying an OC, gender bend not officially created in an anime, or an AMERICAN video game character. Because what I listed, is technically not created by Japan, and therefore not Japanese media. I firmly believe that people should be allowed to cosplay whatever they want as long as it's not illegal, or breaking the rules.

Hearing stuff in Facebook groups, like, "if it's not anime or video game related, keep it out of this anime convention", just bug me. Because if an anime convention started posting restrictions on what you could cosplay, they would seriously lose money. Either by the people that cosplay them not going, or people who love to see all fandoms there just deciding to go to a different, less restrictive con.

As I said before, this isn't about one fandom, it's about all of the fandoms that aren't made in Japan. (Avatar, Homestuck, My Little Pony, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Marvel, DC, Sherlock, all Americn video games, etc) Anime conventions aren't just for Japanese media anymore, they have evolved into fandom cons. Encompassing all fandoms. So let's all try to be a bit more tolerant. Who knows, you might even make a friend out of it, or enjoy a new fandom because of it.
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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby Richard » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:18 pm

:yes: KEEP OUR CONS PURE OF WESTERN FILTH :yes:

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:diedie:

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:kirby: :kirby: :kirby: :pie: :kirby: :kirby:
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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby FenRir TenHoor » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:06 am

Richard wrote: :yes: KEEP OUR CONS PURE OF WESTERN FILTH :yes:

:hkitty:

:diedie:

:sephy:
:megaman:
:kirby: :pie: :kirby:
:ed:

:diedie:

:homeless:

Not sure if trolling, or just stupid.
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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby Obsydian » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:12 pm

If I could like a post, I would like yours, TidusxSeymour!!!
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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby Richard » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:30 pm

FenRir TenHoor wrote:Not sure if trolling, or just stupid.


Not sure if trolling, or just stupid.

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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby FenRir TenHoor » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:55 am

Richard wrote:
FenRir TenHoor wrote:Not sure if trolling, or just stupid.


Not sure if trolling, or just stupid.

And there is my answer.
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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby Richard » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:43 am

FenRir TenHoor wrote:
Richard wrote:
FenRir TenHoor wrote:Not sure if trolling, or just stupid.


Not sure if trolling, or just stupid.

And there is my answer.



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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby acrosstheuniverse » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:34 pm

obviously, i am a bit biased since i'll be coming as a Doctor Who character, but this is actually the first con where I'll be doing a non-anime character, and i just wanted to say i totally agree with you. I get people not wanting to lose the...animeness (sure, it's a word) of the con, but it's all about embracing everyone, cause we're all awesome. i'm gonna stop talking while i'm ahead, but that's my 2 cents!
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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby onestar » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:23 pm

Richard, you are my favorite poster on this forum.

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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby TheMedievalMassacre » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:54 pm

I left my home con in Toronto, Ontario because their want to keep things purely anime was starting to make the con uncomfortable. Half the staff wanted to intergrade everyone while the other half was so Japanese-elitist that it was just weird. All forms of geekdom should be accepted and appreciated at cons. That's my 2 cents.

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Re: My thoughts on a certain subject

Postby ChibiKira » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:27 am

So i kinda went off on this guy, but it so happens that as I finished reading this thread, I seen the thread I listed below.
You can see my rant if you feel like looking.
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