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Would you travel for a Cosplay Weekend Get-Together?
YES! Iím going, Iím so going.
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No...
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I'd have to get permission but I would want to.
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I would come for the two days but find my own place to stay
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Not the first time, but the second time around if it was successful.
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Number-IX. 13/11/08, 05:01 am

ohhhh
thatd be awesome!
i guess someone already said that there should be 2 diff cosplay weekends, one for the north island and one for the south..?
oof. xD
has it been decided when the cosplay weekend for the north island will be?
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Duckeh. 13/11/08, 05:25 am

Number-IX wrote:
ohhhh
thatd be awesome!
i guess someone already said that there should be 2 diff cosplay weekends, one for the north island and one for the south..?
oof. xD
has it been decided when the cosplay weekend for the north island will be?
But the whole point is it's to bring everyone together~ There's already the picnics for seperate parts of NZ, but an event that encourages everyone in one location would be more then nice~ <3
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By JVCA. 13/11/08, 05:36 am

I agree with Duckeh. :3
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Number-IX. 13/11/08, 06:10 am

okay, but that means everyone in the south island has to come up to the north >D
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Duckeh. 13/11/08, 06:14 am

Number-IX wrote:
okay, but that means everyone in the south island has to come up to the north >D
Or the other way round~
We're intending on doing it more then once so it'd be a different location each time?
:3

Anyway, this idea was kind of put on hiatus...
But looks like it's moving again~ >.<
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Rikashiku. 24/12/08, 02:39 pm

So its not happening?
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By JVCA. 24/12/08, 03:18 pm

Well, not yet at least.
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Pura. 24/12/08, 05:44 pm

It should happen in Wellington, IMO.

Not because I live here (which could be an easy enough assumption, I admit xDD), but because it's the middle of New Zealand, pretty much.

And Picton is too small (which is the closet part of the South Island to the middle).
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Re-l. 25/12/08, 03:01 am

It should happen in Auckland seeing as how the majorty of people on this forum live there <_<
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By commandercandyfloss. 25/12/08, 03:02 am

I sorta agree there... but wellington is good also 'cause it is in the middle
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Guest. 25/12/08, 03:19 am

LOL it should be in Picton, overwhelm the town with Cosplayers and rule it for the entire weekend!...I wonder how that would go done in such a small place! LOL

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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Number-IX. 25/12/08, 10:37 am

Imo..
If there were as many cosplayers in every city as much as there are in auckland [wait does that make sense?], then the cosplay weekend should be held in wellington, because it kinda is the middle of the new zealand.
because the majority of cosplayers on these forums as Re-l said are from auckland and there arent that many around the south island whatever, then yeah it should be held in auckland right?
but yeah the location should change every time anyway..
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Rikashiku. 25/12/08, 12:37 pm

Should it start in Auckland then?

Should the Aucklanders and anyone else up there help the southerners(HICKS! lol jk) to fly up for the weekend? or week?

Like pay for most of the flights or rides.
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Auroa. 25/12/08, 12:45 pm

yeah guys pay for our flights thumbsup Razz

um there are quite a lot of cosplayers in the south island you know... we're just really really dispersed throughout the land >>
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Rikashiku. 25/12/08, 01:10 pm

Well the guys above did just say there are alot more in Auckland :)

I heard there is a number of 2000 in NZ. idk, probably more like 200.
100 in Aucks and the rest scattered xD
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Auroa. 25/12/08, 01:32 pm

Well not really she said most the cosplayers on this forum are from Auckland (also not surprising since this was originally an Auckland forum, therefore they knew about it longer?), but don't forget many cosplayers don't go on here as well ^^;
or they join up and don't post LOL xD

Heh I think there'll be a lot more, I have over 50 contacts in the chch cosplay club email list. Although, if I remember right, I think Welly has had the most cosplayers entered in an armageddon contest, wasn't it like 60 or so? o_O

Having said all that, for it to be successful we need to have the most numbers we can get. So how can we judge which city has the biggest number of cosplayers. How many turn up to picnics? Armageddon? Or just looking at whose on this forum (even though its the turnout we're after.)

Eh its so hard, and no matter what city is picked, many wont be able to make it cause of money (and permission) especially for its first time.
But we have to start somewhere, sometime nodnod
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Rikashiku. 25/12/08, 02:14 pm

Maybe, if we can plan it right and know what to do for it.

We can do this event before the Armageddons. Like if we can only do it when Auckgeddon is nearby then we'll goto auckland.

idk.

This forum needs more cosplayers.
Especially from Whangarei or higher Razz
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By jpwise. 26/12/08, 02:58 am

I'd say theres well over 200 cosplayers scattered through NZ, but it depends on quite how you work it out. For the purposes of this forum it probably doesn't count SCA people,etc, but a few of them (ie: michaela - our cosplay judge for armageddon) do cross over into cosplay pretty regularly. Same with the outpost42 (starwars) people.

The catch will be picking the time and location. If you pick it around the time of one of the geddons people would probably make both, on the downside it can be harder to get time of work/school/uni two weekends in a row. Let alone the tail end of the week to join the two. Also the younger ones that are still stuck in school will have an even harder time if it's out of town for them. Getting time off school. Plus convincing folks to let them go out for the gathering.

Given the timings I'd probably say it's almost better to arrange it as far away from one of the geddon timings as possible. Spreads it out through the year a bit more. Then it's just down to location. Personally I favour Wellington since I'm based here aswell, but just thinking on timings thing, DO is 25th Jul (Hyatt Hotel - Auck) according to the site. Depending on where your planning on having the weekend could possibly combine the two? Get as many cosplayers up to Auck for the weekend. Storm the Hyatt hotel for a bit while DO is on, and then Sunday to do whatever else on. :)

Any opinions? I haven't been to DO before but the Auck peoples did make an appearence there this year, and it's the next closest thing to an anime type gathering we have in NZ, which coindicentally happens to fall more or less between the Mar/Apr and Oct Geddons. :)
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Number-IX. 26/12/08, 10:06 am

so im like too lazy to read all of that and remember what has bee said so soz if i repeat something lol,
maybe we should hold the first cosplay weekend in auckland
and then move the location like downwards
to wellington
or something
and then the south island
but we should only host it in big cities
kinda
and yeah itd be nice to like idk raise munny to pay like for half of everyones plane tickets if theyre on a diff island haha yeah..
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Pura. 26/12/08, 12:11 pm

Re-l wrote:
It should happen in Auckland seeing as how the majorty of people on this forum live there <_<

On this forum. In Wellington there's atleast 50. 50 entered the competition, and many people who were cosplaying didn't even enter. Plus I also know that many of the Wellington people would not travel to another place for cosplay. None of them go to other Armageddons :/

Rikashiku wrote:
Well the guys above did just say there are alot more in Auckland :)

I heard there is a number of 2000 in NZ. idk, probably more like 200.
100 in Aucks and the rest scattered xD

That sounds very off :/
More than 50 in Wellyington, 50 or so in CHCH, quite a few in Dunedin, and then there're tons of places around NZ that have cosplayers. New Plymouth has a TONE. I swear o___o. There were atleast 20-30. Plus I there's about 7 or something in New Plymouth from what I've heard.

Which already goes well over 200.
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Guest. 26/12/08, 01:19 pm

Man I would fall off my chair if I found another Cosplayer in Hastings! I think I am the only one...lol

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Post By commandercandyfloss. 26/12/08, 01:19 pm

I wonder if there are any in thames...
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Suixelo. 27/12/08, 04:26 am

But remember people come from all over for the Geddons.... Just cos they went to Welly doesn't mean they're from Welly.
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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Guest. 28/12/08, 12:51 am

My issue with this entire idea of organising a con for just us - oh my GAWD we are disorganised. I mean SERIOUSLY. Getting a cosplayer to commit to anything is like trying to get milk out of a stone!

Auckland Ball - cancelled due to lack of ticket sales
Wellington Ball - I'm having SO much trouble getting people to buy a ticket, even people that declare loudly and repeatedly that they're so totally coming.
Geddon - how many of us are finishing our costumes on the way or that weekend?

And Wellingtontians have good reasons for not travelling - out of the core group of Wellingtonians only about 6 of us have actually moved out of home, about 4 of us have drivers licences and most of us have been doing NCEA/University. October is a really REALLY bad time for us to take a weekend away Smile As the group ages a bit, I'll bet more of us travel. But that's not really the point here Smile

Actually, I think numbers of people showing up to each 'Geddon IS a good indicator of the best place for the weekend - if you'll travel to 'Geddon, you'll travel for another weekend.

I've said it before, but price is also a major factor. I really reckon booking a hotel is going to bump the price up. Just looking at some international prices - Lots of the US ones are $25-$40 a day (VERY brief look) and those have such monstrous through-put that each person is probably contributing a very small amount to the venue cost. And these anime -cons are CHEAP. You look up a specific fandom con -

Nullas Anxietas (AUS Discworld Con - $135 for the weekend) -
OMG there is a "Only Fools and Horses" Con??!! -
Chevron 7.2 (UK Stargate con, 78 pounds for the weekend)
Eternal Twlight (UK Twilight Con - ditto)
The Hub - UK Torchwood Con - same again - think some of these ones are run by the same guys....
And this act of lunacy - http://www.creationent.com/cal/sgvan.htm#tix - it's a Stargate con run in Vancouver which as far as I can tell runs to $200US a weekend because it includes location tours and the like.

Whereas Wadfest is a specifically camping UK Discworld con and it's 20 pound for the weekend. Camping in ENGLAND and they still get thousands of people and has been running for 8 years straight now.

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Re: [CNZcon] ~HUGE~ NZ Cosplay Weekend Event
Post By Icarus. 28/12/08, 02:42 am

jpwise wrote:

Given the timings I'd probably say it's almost better to arrange it as far away from one of the geddon timings as possible. Spreads it out through the year a bit more. Then it's just down to location. Personally I favour Wellington since I'm based here aswell, but just thinking on timings thing, DO is 25th Jul (Hyatt Hotel - Auck) according to the site. Depending on where your planning on having the weekend could possibly combine the two? Get as many cosplayers up to Auck for the weekend. Storm the Hyatt hotel for a bit while DO is on, and then Sunday to do whatever else on. :)

I agree with what JP says, if you're going to DO anyway, why not put it together with this cosplay weekend thing.
One of the reason why I didn't want to travel all the way up there was cause it only goes for one day.

But instead of going by the majority of where cosplayers are located, perhaps it would be better if you sort out the date first(or possible months) find out who can/can't come and then find a location site.

Money and permission is a speed bump, but seriously, there's no way in hell we could do it next year, right?
Something this big would be best to left as a discussion topic until things are thoroughly hammered out.
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