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Post By neimhaille. 14/11/09, 03:36 am

Hello all,

We had a really good chat with Bill yesterday and the outcome is more work ;) Seriously though it's great as he sees cosplay as an important part of the event, moreso than ever before (see the good news about the games Very Happy).

So he has had feedback from others and Angela and I about a non-contest show your stuff/fandom type event at Geddon where absolutely any and everyone can participate and strut their stuff.
This would be for people who bought their costumes as well as those who make their own. Maybe spot prizes.

It is going to be trialed at Wellington then be part of the DAE if successful and maybe for Auckland again if successful.

So the question is... what do people want?

It will probably be on the main stage and will probably have an hour as usual. Ideas so far have been almost a spoof pageant type deal and would require an MC with a love of the stage ;) A series of walkons to music... But at this stage we are really open and will be looking online for ideas from other conventions. Really hoping for ideas!

The idea is to not pull focus from the games or the contest but to add something else so that all three days of any event will have something in the main stage for you guys and the general attendees.

Sadly blocking of the main streets and parading down them will not be an option like the Dragon*Con parade ;)
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Post By Rikki-Leigh. 14/11/09, 03:41 am

neimhaille wrote:
Sadly blocking of the main streets and parading down them will not be an option like the Dragon*Con parade ;)


.... Damn D8



But yay. This sounds like a great idea.
If you did it like a beauty pageant thing, it would be impromptu, yes? You could have questions for the MC to ask and have the cosplayers reply to the question in character.

i.e. If you were to ask, say, a Kakashi cosplayer what his favourite hobby was, he could answer "Reading Icha Icha Paradise" or something like that, which would also help to show what people actually have knowledge of their characters.

Any idea what day it would be?

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Post By PIe. 14/11/09, 03:45 am

I like this idea, it's awesome Bill sees cosplay as so important, more exposure of cosplay (not that attendees don't see it all already) is great
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Post By Guest. 14/11/09, 03:47 am

Rikki-Leigh wrote:
neimhaille wrote:
Sadly blocking of the main streets and parading down them will not be an option like the Dragon*Con parade ;)

i.e. If you were to ask, say, a Kakashi cosplayer what his favourite hobby was, he could answer "Reading Icha Icha Paradise" or something like that, which would also help to show what people actually have knowledge of their characters.

Any idea what day it would be?

8D This sounds great!

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Post By sakuramiyabi. 14/11/09, 03:56 am

mmm parade parade ... when i think parade i think performances that can be done while moving ...

will this be confined to the stage area only? Sorry if you've stated this already. Just wanted to confirm.

I would also be happy to volunteer as MC if you'll have me (was MC for Doujin Overload '09 and i do promo work from time to time ... occupational disease ... i promote anything and everything i am involved in =3=|| )


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Post By Rikki-Leigh. 14/11/09, 04:05 am

kagerouhi wrote:
I would also be happy to volunteer as MC if you'll have me (was MC for Doujin Overload '09)

/would love to MC as well =w=
If I'm in cosplay, I feel less self conscious and like to make a douche out of myself 8D
Besides, MCing as Squalo or Squirtle would be fun.

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Post By jpwise. 14/11/09, 05:49 am

hehe. cosplay is slowly taking over, one con at a time. go cosplay!

but seriously, great news, theres alot of people now that go for the cosplayers more than the event itself, so having on stage events can only help it grow.
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Post By neimhaille. 14/11/09, 06:23 am

I know, one thing I forgot to mention to Bill (but is in my notes to email) was how much travel is done purely for the cosplay ;)

So, impromptu stuff would be cool, I don't want to pull any ideas that would work for the games though :) It's in addition to what is here already :)

But yes, I too am sad we can't have a road parade ;)

I'm hoping if we (cosplay events) get big enough the website will have a whole section for cosplay ;) Games, parade/pageant, contest and links to finding out more....
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Post By Rikki-Leigh. 14/11/09, 06:24 am

neimhaille wrote:
I'm hoping if we (cosplay events) get big enough the website will have a whole section for cosplay ;) Games, parade/pageant, contest and links to finding out more....

And a link to CNZ for those who aren't already on it ;D

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Post By sakuramiyabi. 14/11/09, 06:31 am

neimhaille wrote:
I know, one thing I forgot to mention to Bill (but is in my notes to email) was how much travel is done purely for the cosplay ;)

So, impromptu stuff would be cool, I don't want to pull any ideas that would work for the games though :) It's in addition to what is here already :)

But yes, I too am sad we can't have a road parade ;)

I'm hoping if we (cosplay events) get big enough the website will have a whole section for cosplay ;) Games, parade/pageant, contest and links to finding out more....

this is true. Some of us (me included) go to Armageddon purely to cosplay. I don't know why we do this but we enjoy the process as much as the outcome (most of the time 8D)
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Post By Guest. 14/11/09, 06:35 am

jpwise wrote:
hehe. cosplay is slowly taking over, one con at a time.

Then soon the world ?

Bwahaha ??

<<'' >>'' [yes/ no ?]


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Anyways, this sounds like a really great idea. Parades are so much fun and a Cosplay Parade would be even more fun to watch and be apart of ^^

Reckon that 2010 is going to be a really great time to be a cosplayer ^^

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Post By PIe. 14/11/09, 06:41 am

kagerouhi wrote:
neimhaille wrote:
I know, one thing I forgot to mention to Bill (but is in my notes to email) was how much travel is done purely for the cosplay ;)

So, impromptu stuff would be cool, I don't want to pull any ideas that would work for the games though :) It's in addition to what is here already :)

But yes, I too am sad we can't have a road parade ;)

I'm hoping if we (cosplay events) get big enough the website will have a whole section for cosplay ;) Games, parade/pageant, contest and links to finding out more....

this is true. Some of us (me included) go to Armageddon purely to cosplay. I don't know why we do this but we enjoy the process as much as the outcome (most of the time 8D)

I agree with this, if I didn't cosplay I would only go to 1 day of Auckgeddon and not even bother with Wellygeddon
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Post By sakuramiyabi. 14/11/09, 06:55 am

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kagerouhi wrote:
neimhaille wrote:
I know, one thing I forgot to mention to Bill (but is in my notes to email) was how much travel is done purely for the cosplay ;)

So, impromptu stuff would be cool, I don't want to pull any ideas that would work for the games though :) It's in addition to what is here already :)

But yes, I too am sad we can't have a road parade ;)

I'm hoping if we (cosplay events) get big enough the website will have a whole section for cosplay ;) Games, parade/pageant, contest and links to finding out more....

this is true. Some of us (me included) go to Armageddon purely to cosplay. I don't know why we do this but we enjoy the process as much as the outcome (most of the time 8D)

I agree with this, if I didn't cosplay I would only go to 1 day of Auckgeddon and not even bother with Wellygeddon

lol i wouldnt even bother go at all XDD now i plan to go to chchgeddon, wellygeddon, auckgeddon and NZAE ...
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Post By RegnieRiku. 14/11/09, 06:58 am

I'm not so hot on the ideas front but I will definitely back any. I only ever went to 1 day of Geddon before cosplay. True I've only cosplayed to one and it was Auckgeddon this year, but still. i was there all 3 days wasn't I? I would love to see it become a bigger thing and think that the progress that has been made so far has been incredible.
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Post By Static. 14/11/09, 08:55 am

Something that would be a huge contrast to the games and contest would be something involving music - a pageant or catwalk (similiar to the games one) but full-on (ish Razz) music, flashing lights and strutting would be awesome on the main stage! Maybe not one by one, but all at once or alternating like a runway show would allow everyone their limelight as well as providing audience entertainment.

/unfeasible plotting Very Happy
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Post By Tails. 14/11/09, 09:40 am

A cosplay event every day at geddon would be awesome! It'd give all our 'non-comp' cosplays more show, I know I love my non-comp cosplays just as much Very Happy
I like the idea of a pageant, it could be hilarious
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Post By JVCA. 14/11/09, 09:48 am

I think that this is a fantastic idea! The only problem I can currently see with it is that I don't know if we could get a full hour out of it. We've done a smaller scale similar thing at the cosplay games since auck '08 and we only tend to get 5-10 people pre-registering -- and sometimes (like at auck '09) half of them... don't... actually turn up. ._.

HOWEVER; I think if this was done as a full event and was up on the website then it might be a bit more successful - not everyone who cosplays is on these forums, and I reckon it'd be awesome to see some of the 501st up there too. Very Happy
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Post By Tails. 14/11/09, 10:03 am

^ 501st? Who're they? I get the feeling this is a silly question...
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Post By JVCA. 14/11/09, 10:07 am

The starwars guys! Very Happy Though I think the NZ lot have a more specific name - Outpost 42 or something?
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Post By azeria. 14/11/09, 10:17 am

Oh this would be awesome!
I'm totally in ^_^
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Post By Static. 14/11/09, 02:40 pm

I'd love to see some of the 501st people on stage!
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Post By Icarus. 14/11/09, 02:59 pm

To me, the best thing about geddon is cosplaying~~!
So I'm totally excited about this!! This is great news~~!
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Post By Thornback. 14/11/09, 03:02 pm

Indeed! If I wasnt into cosplay, my Geddon adventures would only last as long as it took to raid the Madman Stall.

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Post By Icarus. 14/11/09, 03:03 pm

^ THIS
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Post By Guest. 14/11/09, 03:05 pm

no cosplay=no geddon. D8

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