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05 Sep 2008 - 15:185744
Age restrictions on cons T____T
Okay, im getting so PISSED with age restrictions, im 14, but pass and think like a 16-20 year old, so why cant i get into con's ?!?!
its like, the lastest con in north hampton, its 16+ BUT WHY?!!?
AND ITS SO DAMN CLOSE TT_TT
does anyone else get pissed of with this to?


05 Sep 2008 - 15:365745
As I understand it, it's purely for insurance purposes.

Your best bet is to go to the bigger, corporate events like London/Midlands Expo, LFCC and Collectormania. They're not pure anime events but they also don't have age limits (I'm guessing they have bigger budgets so they can pay for more comprehensive insurance, but don't quote me on that).


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05 Sep 2008 - 15:435746
i can understand how you feel as i was in the same situation and regardless of you acting older, its just the same as buying alchohol, if i was 16 and acted 18 they still wouldnt let me buy it, again insurance policy and the con people are held responsable for all the goings on so if someone goes missing under the age of 18 , its there asses on the line hence the age restrictions so just wait hehe, i had too, theyll still be here by the time your 16 XD


05 Sep 2008 - 15:485747
There was recently a thread on the cosplay.com UK forums complaining about the age restriction on the cosplay ball. I'm quickly skimming through it at the moment.

Using the same points we wrote in that thread:-

There are a lot of immature, misbehaving people under 16 years. You may act/think like a 16-20, but that doesn't speak for the rest of your age group. They can't really make an exception for you, because then they'd have to let every person under 16 in as well.

Insurance purposes. Speaks for itself.

We had to endure the wait to be 16, so why shouldn't you?

Sorry to be so blunt, but it's truth.



Last edited by Mungojerrie (05 Sep 2008 - 15:58)
05 Sep 2008 - 17:215749
Maybe you could still get in if you were with a responsible adult?

In all fairness, its frustrating, but it is also for your own good, especially if you are under 16 and not under the supervision / protection of a responsible adult.

Not everyone at a convention has honest intentions, its not only insurance, but also for your own safety.

So bare with it! It'll only be sweeter when you can finally sign up and attend ~!


05 Sep 2008 - 17:335751
Same. I'm 14, but people down on mainland britain think I'm 17-18. It's so, so frustrating.

But it's also for the best. Places like Amecom have accomodation at the connvention, and you have to be of age to stay I think.

But hey, the midlands and london expo's are more leniant. And anyway, Yaoi-con in America is 18+ for shipping er...yaoi. We're lucky I suppose.


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Last edited by Nokutetsu (05 Sep 2008 - 17:38)
05 Sep 2008 - 17:335753
I got into anime when I was 13 so I had to go through this same thing, as did MANY others. There were conventions you can't go to but there is still Minami, the London and Midlands MCM Expos and Tokonatsu which don't have an age limit.

It's all for insurance purposes so they can't make an exception. Of course it's annoying but it's worth it when you hit 16 and you can get into the other cons!



Last edited by Ashe (05 Sep 2008 - 17:37)
05 Sep 2008 - 17:375754
Gah i hate insurance T__T
you have to have it for everything nowerdayz...
leah: i see what your saying, i spose i should just stick with the big cons for now, but even then there like the restrictions on the balls TT_TT

ryaoki: looks like im gonna have to wait D= but its okay, i can still get hold of alcahole xD

Freya: anno what you meen about the inmature under 16's LOL i got to school with a load that act like 4 year olds [Yaaay...] and i spose theres the fact were not all acting our ages... and as i said abouve, 2 years of waiting for me, 4 years of waiting for moyashi xD

Silver: the responcable adult thing would be worth a try, but a adult has to come with me when ever me and some mates go of to a con, cause busses/trains cost lots and we have a people carryer, so my parents come along Whooo ... xD and i hate safety, its thanks to them people, that in school we cant to half the things we want to. T_T

Nokutetsu: xD anno

Ashe: Good point... xD only it seems all the really awsome cons have ages limmits, but im of to tokonatsu next year ^_______^


05 Sep 2008 - 18:005756
Quote Neko-Chan:
Gah i hate insurance T__T
you have to have it for everything nowerdayz...
leah: i see what your saying, i spose i should just stick with the big cons for now, but even then there like the restrictions on the balls TT_TT

ryaoki: looks like im gonna have to wait D= but its okay, i can still get hold of alcahole xD

Freya: anno what you meen about the inmature under 16's LOL i got to school with a load that act like 4 year olds [Yaaay...] and i spose theres the fact were not all acting our ages... and as i said abouve, 2 years of waiting for me, 4 years of waiting for moyashi xD

Silver: the responcable adult thing would be worth a try, but a adult has to come with me when ever me and some mates go of to a con, cause busses/trains cost lots and we have a people carryer, so my parents come along Whooo ... xD and i hate safety, its thanks to them people, that in school we cant to half the things we want to. T_T

Nokutetsu: xD anno

Ashe: Good point... xD only it seems all the really awsome cons have ages limmits, but im of to tokonatsu next year ^_______^



I suppose the talk about Kitacon, made you bring this up, heh.
Alot of the people at Kitacon seem to want to get drunk so if they do it's not at all a suitable enviroment for under 16's. That being said, it doesn't matter if you act older, you're 14. <3


05 Sep 2008 - 18:045757
Quote Zehphir:



I suppose the talk about Kitacon, made you bring this up, heh.
Alot of the people at Kitacon seem to want to get drunk so if they do it's not at all a suitable enviroment for under 16's. That being said, it doesn't matter if you act older, you're 14. <3


*nod nod* xD
but loads of under 16's get drunk anyways?
not nessisarly me...
but they do, and i spose at the end of the day theres nothing i can do =/
Theres proberly age restrictions on having a rant.
maybe i should take out some more insurance.


05 Sep 2008 - 19:505760
I am SO deffinately not one of those under 16's that get drunk!
hush.

The only thing I'm annoyed about is the fact Amecon is not happening next year, and I would have been friggen old enough! Maybe Aya will hold a ball.

My first con was Minami 11 when I was 11/12, but I've managed to be satisfied with Expo ever since it started XD And sometimes it's not the convention organizers fault, for instant some buildings have age limits on them and so won't allow organiser to even think about insuring younger people.

For the Grand International Cosplay Ball the building owners themselves have put an 18+ on it, the organizers could not have really done anything to push them down. But I think there was a discussion on the Expo Forums about the Cosplay ball being 16+ and if I remember rightly they are saying under 16's can go in with a responsible adult, that may not be true, things could have changed more, I'm not quite sure. But if you want to look back into it go ahead, lmao.
8D


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05 Sep 2008 - 20:395762
O_O
you meen i might be able to get into the ball?!
*runs of to the mcm formums*

and yeah, nat i hardly know anyone that gets drunk...
Ahemm... xD


06 Sep 2008 - 07:555765
Quote Neko-Chan:
O_O
you meen i might be able to get into the ball?!
*runs of to the mcm formums*

and yeah, nat i hardly know anyone that gets drunk...
Ahemm... xD


Heh, I hear you there. ;D

'my bed is moving'


06 Sep 2008 - 08:535766
Quote Zehphir:
Quote Neko-Chan:
O_O
you meen i might be able to get into the ball?!
*runs of to the mcm formums*

and yeah, nat i hardly know anyone that gets drunk...
Ahemm... xD


Heh, I hear you there. ;D

'my bed is moving'


ROFL. xD

''ho no so iz ny kletybosrd'' xD!!


06 Sep 2008 - 10:355767
It wasn't moving!
It was dancing!


:CCCC
JUST CUZ I CNT SPULL


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06 Sep 2008 - 11:055768
Here we go;
sleepy bed is evbil

i'm not drunk
do you taaake me for>
a light waight

thats a good pony!
* point

flkashy
,ights
made my head asplod

a bniib;e
BUBBLe
2 bubble
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So glad I save convos.


06 Sep 2008 - 13:375769
For my first few cons I had to have my mum come with me as I was under 16 XD And the MCM Expos didn't even exist back then! ;_; It's frustrating, but most of us have been there so we understand.

Just think how awesome it will be once you turn 16.


06 Sep 2008 - 13:435770
thats a good pony!
* point

-- LOL I'M A FAIL.
Well, I don't remember any of this, har har. I only remember turning on my computer and going on msn and talking to peoples, not the exact convo's.
haha, I'm so lame.


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06 Sep 2008 - 14:385771
Quote Mocha-Berrytan:
thats a good pony!
* point

-- LOL I'M A FAIL.
Well, I don't remember any of this, har har. I only remember turning on my computer and going on msn and talking to peoples, not the exact convo's.
haha, I'm so lame.


Agreed.


06 Sep 2008 - 17:025772
Quote Tak:
For my first few cons I had to have my mum come with me as I was under 16 XD And the MCM Expos didn't even exist back then! ;_; It's frustrating, but most of us have been there so we understand.

Just think how awesome it will be once you turn 16.


Eheh, my mum ships me most places *Yay people carryerrr*
so she normaly ''sticks about to make sure im okay'' T_T
but i we still get to run away on our own i spose xD


07 Sep 2008 - 22:035786
Quote Mocha-Berrytan:
I am SO deffinately not one of those under 16's that get drunk!
hush.

The only thing I'm annoyed about is the fact Amecon is not happening next year, and I would have been friggen old enough! Maybe Aya will hold a ball.

My first con was Minami 11 when I was 11/12, but I've managed to be satisfied with Expo ever since it started XD And sometimes it's not the convention organizers fault, for instant some buildings have age limits on them and so won't allow organiser to even think about insuring younger people.

For the Grand International Cosplay Ball the building owners themselves have put an 18+ on it, the organizers could not have really done anything to push them down. But I think there was a discussion on the Expo Forums about the Cosplay ball being 16+ and if I remember rightly they are saying under 16's can go in with a responsible adult, that may not be true, things could have changed more, I'm not quite sure. But if you want to look back into it go ahead, lmao.
8D

lolcano
that joke about you not getting drunk is so funny, you're cute face doeswn't fool meeeee. mwahaha

the only reason the ball is 18+ is they have a liscensed bar. and also so we growed-up and sophisticated kittys can run around a ball in pretty dresses without have to set an example. xD
i think if it was taken down to 16+ it'd cheapen the event a little..... me thinks *hides behind the sofa* don't kill meee.


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Last edited by Hexi (07 Sep 2008 - 22:04)
07 Sep 2008 - 22:485788
Quote Hexi:
Quote Mocha-Berrytan:
I am SO deffinately not one of those under 16's that get drunk!
hush.

The only thing I'm annoyed about is the fact Amecon is not happening next year, and I would have been friggen old enough! Maybe Aya will hold a ball.

My first con was Minami 11 when I was 11/12, but I've managed to be satisfied with Expo ever since it started XD And sometimes it's not the convention organizers fault, for instant some buildings have age limits on them and so won't allow organiser to even think about insuring younger people.

For the Grand International Cosplay Ball the building owners themselves have put an 18+ on it, the organizers could not have really done anything to push them down. But I think there was a discussion on the Expo Forums about the Cosplay ball being 16+ and if I remember rightly they are saying under 16's can go in with a responsible adult, that may not be true, things could have changed more, I'm not quite sure. But if you want to look back into it go ahead, lmao.
8D

lolcano
that joke about you not getting drunk is so funny, you're cute face doeswn't fool meeeee. mwahaha

the only reason the ball is 18+ is they have a liscensed bar. and also so we growed-up and sophisticated kittys can run around a ball in pretty dresses without have to set an example. xD
i think if it was taken down to 16+ it'd cheapen the event a little..... me thinks *hides behind the sofa* don't kill meee.


Agree, except for the dress part.


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