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25 Feb 2012 - 23:0179698
Kitacon help.
Hay I signed up for the Kitacon two days ago and I've been offered a place with my two mates, this would be our first time going so can anyone help us or give us advice? Whats it's like and what we should and shouldn't do, also what to bring lol

any advice would be great thank you.


25 Feb 2012 - 23:3379699
I'd strongly advise having a look around on the kitacon forums. From there you can see what people will be planning to do, or what they do from year to year. There is one thread with a good packing list which you can tweak.


25 Feb 2012 - 23:5579701
For any con perhaps the first piece of advice I would give for those who want to know more about the con is to read and sign up onto the forums. Although the site itself gives the basics of what you should know, the forums would give you much more infomation such as places to eat, cosplay groups, packing list examples and experiences from past attendees

I have been to Kita for the past 3 years and they keep getting bigger and better each year. The venue is located near the NEC which had places to eat such as buffets and a Subway if you didnt feel like eating hotel food. Nearby there is a lake and some trees which were splendid for photoshoots.

As for some basic con tips:
-Never be afraid to chat with people and ask for photos
-Here is the link for some examples of packing lists
-Always bring a camera or a camcorder
-Make sure to bring glowsticks for the parties, which are held every evening
-Check for other people that are cosplaying from the same series and perhaps get together for photoshoots
-It can be easy to get separated from your group of friends, or you might split up at some point to try different things so ensure to get your friend's mobile numbers.
-Panels are a excellent source of information, ranging from cosplay tips to martial arts, and all that jazz
-Bring a emergency sewing kit if you didnt need it someone else may (there were times I had to help repair a complete stranger's cosplay parts lol)
-Make sure to eat well throughout. Breakfast and water/tea are your best friends! Also boosts immunity as I have had conflu a few times...and it sucked every time XD
-You may make some new friends over the weekend so maybe bring a notebook for email addresses and other contact details

Anything else you wanna know just let us know or feel free to PM me as Ill always be happy to help.


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Hikaru-Angelic Layer
Suzaku Kururugi-Code Geass (updated)
Rock Lee-Naruto Shippuuden
Hinata Hyuga-Naruto Shippuuden
Ciel Phantomhive-Kuroshitsuji
Ladybug-The Miraculous Ladybug

Last edited by Psychoelle (25 Feb 2012 - 23:56)
26 Feb 2012 - 19:5779749
A note on food - the Hilton hotel and surrounding area IS NOT CHEAP (nor really is the con food)!!!! I recommend bringing your own food.


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27 Feb 2012 - 13:2779793
Quote NixieThePixie:
A note on food - the Hilton hotel and surrounding area IS NOT CHEAP (nor really is the con food)!!!! I recommend bringing your own food.



hilton ..hilton.... the prices are fat,just like her :<


27 Feb 2012 - 14:0179801
Quote AndreeaMarshal:
Quote NixieThePixie:
A note on food - the Hilton hotel and surrounding area IS NOT CHEAP (nor really is the con food)!!!! I recommend bringing your own food.



hilton ..hilton.... the prices are fat,just like her :<


Excuse me, but who the hell do you think you are? If you can't say anything nice at all or be respectful of other members, then kindly GTFO.

Funny, given how I'm currently looking for wedding dresses, I would never dream of clicking that link in your signature. You spoke in another thread to pm to be more professional, perhaps you should take your own advice?

Consider your previous post reported as well.


27 Feb 2012 - 21:2679849
Quote AndreeaMarshal:
Quote NixieThePixie:
A note on food - the Hilton hotel and surrounding area IS NOT CHEAP (nor really is the con food)!!!! I recommend bringing your own food.



hilton ..hilton.... the prices are fat,just like her :<


Not the best way to join a new website. And definitely not a good way to advertise your business - people don't buy from who they don't like ^___^


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28 Feb 2012 - 16:0879901
Holy crapola, Whoever this Andre Eamarshall chap is should take a second to consider being nice once when on a public forum.

Anyway.

KITACCAWNNNNN

Whatever you do, speak to people. Make friends, have fun and go with the flow.

Glowsticks you can buy craploads of, but there'll always be idiots like me who drop £100 on enough flourescent goods to be seen from the 5th moon of jupiter. Don't worry too much about that lark, drop a few quid in poundland and you'll have enough stuff.

Always load up on the breakfast, ALWAYS. Stuff some in your pockets and your bag, it's free! (if you're staying at the hilton)

Don't think "I'll just stay in my room for a bit or chill at the bar" because there's usually so much on, it's always good to try new things. Though afternoon naps are lifesavers.

Attend pre-kitacon meet ups! There's one in a week and a half in Birmingham. That'll have you meet a lot of people and feel better about knowing people before you get there. I'd offer to be your guide for the meet as the schedule is to break off into individual groups converging at several locations (there'll be in excess of 40 people so it's the only way), if you do decide to come to it.

Almost everything you need to know will be explained at the con, and anything else can be solved by knowing the right people to ask; you can do this by getting to know more folks ;D



Last edited by JaeXD (28 Feb 2012 - 16:28)
29 Feb 2012 - 22:3979962
Yeah, for the glowstick thing just a few tubes from the poundshop is fine. I went WAAAAAAAAY overboard last year and spent far too much time putting them on only for most of them to be fallen off. Was fun giving them out to random people though


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Kitacon 2015 ideas
Hikaru-Angelic Layer
Suzaku Kururugi-Code Geass (updated)
Rock Lee-Naruto Shippuuden
Hinata Hyuga-Naruto Shippuuden
Ciel Phantomhive-Kuroshitsuji
Ladybug-The Miraculous Ladybug
02 Mar 2012 - 01:2880033
oh my god what the hell is goin on how did this get out of hand i just hope that what is ever going on has stopped and thank you evryone for helping me


02 Mar 2012 - 01:4280035
Quote Aerblade:
Yeah, for the glowstick thing just a few tubes from the poundshop is fine. I went WAAAAAAAAY overboard last year and spent far too much time putting them on only for most of them to be fallen off. Was fun giving them out to random people though


woow really thats cool I wish Iwas there.


02 Mar 2012 - 08:1880038
I thought they were making a joke about Paris Hilton, either way, they've been warned officially.

Let's keep this civil.


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