What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby KairiCHU » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:41 pm

I was very surprised by the amount of people that wanted my picture or a hug. It was quite overwhelming, to me at least. So thank you to you all!
Also to the girl who told me I was the cutest Honey-senpai there. You made my day. ^_^
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Postby Doodleplex » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:07 pm

The group of people I got on the elevator with on Sunday as we went down to check out was AWESOME. Even though the elevator was packed everyone was very good natured and funny, waving to other elevators and making little jokes whenever the door opened. I only remember the Loki in front of me but guys, you were hysterically funny and lets do this again, same time next year!
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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby happy-phanpy » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:12 pm

Everyone at the con was so friendly! It was like a culture shock XD
But really, I genuinley enjoyed everyone's gratitude and compassion this year. I didn't come across ONE rude person.
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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby bowies in space » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:03 pm

I was surprised people wanted my picture when I wasn't even in cosplay. :oops:
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Postby shamrock2lilly » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:40 pm

There was a female ton berry at the con and she looked adorable.

Other than that:
The turn out we had at the Maid cafe for the first hour was rockin' and I love you all for it.
I was SOOOO Happy to see Steam Powered Giraffe twice in one year! Those guys are so awesome.
I was surprised by the ring on the power fist - That was really cool!

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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby pyrrhicvictini » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:29 pm

Most people were really awesome at the con! Sure, you had your occasional butthead, but they were very few & far between. If anything, I loved my fellow congoers this year.

I was asked for photos too! I threw my costume together the week before & didn't think anyone would think well of it (I was a Chell without a portal gun followed around by an Aperture Scientist.) I didn't feel like anyone was judging me. :] It made me feel comfortable & proud of my work. (Though it WAS a week before, I did spend a LOT of time on it within that week... though most of the work was fixing mistakes, haha.)

I met some awesome girls waiting in line, too. They were radtastic. I plan on keeping up with them!

Also, loved the Pikachu who represented Team Magical Girls for Mario Party After Dark (even if I was part of Team Mecha.) She was fun to watch & super cute. c:!!

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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby The Cat » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:51 pm

I was surprised that I was actually able to say anything for the TGWTG Q & A on Saturday when I was so scared. But it was worth actually having the courage to say something and impressing the three fine gentlemen, the audience, and myself for standing up in front of all those people. :)

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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby Ichigo Ikane » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:06 pm

lemonade wrote:I was pleasantly surprised when this really adorable little girl came up to me and asked for a photo with me in my Twilight Sparkle cosplay. She (and her dad) both looked so excited and it completely warmed my heart - possibly the highlight of the con for me.


Was it the girl who had her face painted up like Luna?
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Postby Delrian » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:39 pm

I surprised myself at the convention, last year I ended up playing fighting games in the game room for some of Saturday.

But instead of exclusively being in the rencen gaming room I ended up bouncing between the tabletop gaming room (and had fun playing Dominion, Tanto Cuore, and Munchkin), the rencen gaming room, and towards the end played poverty fighting games in the hallway outside of the YBO in the Cobo center.

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Postby Cooley » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:43 pm

That Wierd Kid wrote:I was kind of surprised by just how many people asked to take my picture. To be fair, I think I was the only Tonberry at the convention, but I didn't think I'd made it look all that good.

EDIT: I also didn't eralize how fun it was gonna be stalking around the con, scaring everybody. :P


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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby AKADave » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:44 pm

Was pleasantly surprised that a decent amount of people recognized my shotaro (kamen rider w) cosplay on saturday...Made me happy.
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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby ggbhtg » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:55 pm

If I can call these surprises, the turnout for my dumb little FiM fan meetup in any capacity, having breakfast every morning at the Inn, my time with Scott McNeil and Paul Schrier, and all the people who liked the lightsaber I was carrying around. I've told half the people it's a rave exclusive, half that it's from an out of state school function.
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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby Moriko Suzuki » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:03 pm

Second post here:

I was pleasantly surprised that I had zero drama to put up with this year... It felt great. I am soooooo glad. ♥
First con I've ever been to without drama involved in some shape or form.
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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby Demacrux » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:07 pm

Another post um, I was pleasantly surprised that I actually did talk to someone new this year since I'm always so rather introverted at con even when I know people there..but yea I made a friend and had a lot of fun..
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Re: What was something that surprised you (in a good way)?

Postby Avendasora » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:17 pm

Streetpass! I just got a 3DS recently, and I'd heard that cons give you lots of tags, but hooooooooboy. I could've gotten the "100 tags in one day" accomplishment just by sitting in the food court doing nothing else but processing them for an hour, I bet.

But particularly surprising and amusing was when I walked into a panel Sunday morning, run by Caitlin Glass, and sat down in back, figured I'd process my most recent tags while listening... and then the last Mii that walked up to my gate was like "Hi! I'm Cait, from Texas!" I looked at the Mii, then looked at the woman up front... XD


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