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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Freddie. 18/09/09, 01:30 pm

Highlander wrote:
But what random person could that possibly be following a dark sith lord around?
Pretending She's A dinosaur, round 53-55 seconds in?
Guilty.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Highlander. 18/09/09, 01:42 pm

Freddie wrote:
Highlander wrote:
But what random person could that possibly be following a dark sith lord around?
Pretending She's A dinosaur, round 53-55 seconds in?
Guilty.

Actually the vest caught my eye, so first time I thought of Rocky or Pyro. The second time around I saw the hair.
And come to think of it Darth Mal was not that tall either, so it couldn't be Pyro!
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Rikki-Leigh. 18/09/09, 01:45 pm

.. I LOL'D AT FRED
SO CUTE

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Freddie. 18/09/09, 01:48 pm

Oh Highlander, were you at the Cosplay Games?

@Rikki ~ I can be cute when I try 83

Also; I do that to people everyday xD.
Its was just cooler when I do it to Darth Maul or the Monster thing.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Highlander. 18/09/09, 01:53 pm

Remember I has the photos of the reindeer from the cosplay games!
No that I could hear or see much.

And is that why people like you so much?
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Freddie. 18/09/09, 01:54 pm

NoNono, the Sunday ones xD

Nah, people like me cos I'm cute and fun and nice and interesting unless you get to know me 8D
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Highlander. 18/09/09, 01:57 pm

And punch them in your sleep.

No, what games, why did nobody tell me?

Probably because I was not in the club then.

Although there was that dinner after Geddon with the judges.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Anaria Zar-Rel. 24/09/09, 09:06 am

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I am not sure if Neimhaille has posted this but here is the spot that we did for Maori Television at Ch'armageddon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHv1yOLAZtM

Cool vid! Someone should do one like that at Auckland Armageddon, should be heaps of cosplayers! Very Happy

Oh, not quite cosplay, but I just remembered about the photos NZ Herald did of some SW costumers for last Auckland Armageddon... described as 'obsessive fans'.... (and got a few details wrong...)

NZ Herald article

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Guest. 25/09/09, 06:47 am

Ok i dont WANT to sound racist but that video strikes me as annoying.
Not because i dont beleive in cultural diversity, but becaues the ONLY FREAKING MEDIA i've SEEN anywhere about NZ conventions...

Is something for the maori channel...
Wtf?

Look again i'm all for cultural diversity, i find other cultures GREAT.
But when you look in your own backyard and people are putting in a sense a reverse racism around cultures in your own back yard? It kinda erks me.

"geekdom" shall reign damnit, and we will make a better media video and SPAM IT TO THE WORLD Razz Ok honeslty tho the video was cool, and i think on the positive side, pluses TO cultural diversity. (If that's the case why dont we have one in samoan, tongan and fijian? lol.)

Same thing i think happens back home >.> cept we dont have videos of conventions in spanish or chinese or hmong usually lol.

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Bishkip. 03/10/09, 04:57 pm

i don't like how the media judges things.

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By angellsnz. 06/10/09, 04:56 am

Xxreikoxx wrote:
Ok i dont WANT to sound racist but that video strikes me as annoying.
Not because i dont beleive in cultural diversity, but becaues the ONLY FREAKING MEDIA i've SEEN anywhere about NZ conventions...

Is something for the maori channel...
Wtf?


I have been involved with the Scifi community for close to 15 years now. Many media spots about Scifi/fantasy/conventions/cosplay has never been positive. Especially in mainstream media. They usually portray convention goer's as weird and strange.

WHY is the video annoying?

For once a convention was portrayed in a positive light.

Maori Television was the ONLY media that was at the convention for the whole weekend. TVNZ, TV3, SKY nor C4 were at the convention at all, yet you are irked that Maori Television was there...and you call it reverse racisim.

How is it reverse racism when Maori Television was the only media there, reporting on an event that highlights a "culture" which is pop culture, that is open to all races??

There are shows like Tangata Pasifica, but that show did not do a segment about the convention.

So is it actually the fact that Maori TV were the only media there, and reported on the convention, which is not about reverse racism at all. But about how the media as a whole perceives conventions as a whole, and that they do not believe that it would interest their core viewers. :)

Edit: I did not mean for this to come out as flamey or accusatory. I am generally interested to know/ have clarified why you found it annoying. "mea culpa" :)


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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By neimhaille. 06/10/09, 05:30 am

I have to admit I'm confused too. I case you didn't notice I'm Whitey McWhiterson of the Clan McWhiterson and I was not portrayed in any negative light... we were three Leiasgetting on- a novelty in this world ;) The whole con wasn't shown negatively either... It was a fun spot. Also there was no government directive to have only Maori TV there and that anglo-centric crew were banned....

In previous cons we've had similar spots on other channels. This time the only tv crew were for this program and they were good enough to give it to one of the guys in the vid to share. The crews that have been negative have tended to be the C4 guys- they always take the mickey.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Freddie. 06/10/09, 05:40 am

I think it was quite fun 8D
Richard, from Blastosaurus, got to pick up some Maori when learning how to say "New Zealand Comics" in Maori.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Selphiroth. 07/10/09, 04:59 pm

C4 guys were morons. I was there on the sideline watching, because I'm not really photo-worthy they never approached me but both times I wasn't impressed with their skills at all. (haha thanks for the crowd, I could get away close quarter eavesdropping) The first time around in Christchurch 07 was a guy in skin tight superman outfit who really didn't have the asset for it. His interview skills were stammering, double taking and mechanically reciting things, then stammered more. The guy interviewed was sharp as heck, witty and just handled himself very well.

When that segment was aired, guess who was edited into the "witty smart cool guy" making fun of the "helplessly out of his depth nerd"? All things considered at least C4's editors seemed to be competent.

08 had a girl from C4, who was so immature I flat out refuse to call her a woman. She was both arrogant and thicker than the most expensive Wendy's megashake, who pretty much greets every answers she got with a blank stare, as if her target's words were too big for her. Mind you I was only around for a brief while, it was too embarrassing to watch. Didn't even see the report on TV.

And the Maori TV one still isn't loading SOB SOB

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Anyone here fear for the 20/20 coverage? I'm surprised that I haven't heard a breathe about it in here yet. I'm just hoping that I am wrong and it is not about cosplay. OKAY HUMP THAT the ad just played. Sounds like the people are American. So I wonder if they'll pull out Usagi Kou. Or would she be too pretty for the "OMG LOOK LOSERSLUL" journalism integrity?

Let's come up with a Bingo card before tomorrow. And strong tequila. I think I need it and I don't even drink.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Guest. 07/10/09, 05:17 pm

"She was both arrogant and thicker than the most expensive wendy's megashake"

That is. The. Metaphor. Of. The. *in. Year.

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Le_Saboteur. 08/10/09, 12:44 am

Maori Tv spot was wicked. It was nice to see a video that wasn't 'LOL LOOK AT THESE NERDS'. It was more like 'look at these people having a fun time', which is a change.

In my experience working behind the scenes at theatre stuff, fashion shows etc, Maori Television are usually the nice guys. A lot of other reporters are jumped up Richard, but every one I've met from Maori tv are actually normal people who don't have a ridiculously inflated ego.

What's the 20/20 thing about? I remember seeing the ad last night and being like WHOA.

Oh right, LARPing. That's awesome, I find it hard enough to role play in character when doing pen and paper games (D&D, Dark Heresy, whatever), so mad props to LARPers across the world. It says on the little blurb on their website that it's about kiwis...
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Selphiroth. 08/10/09, 10:23 am

The line they chose to pick for the LARP thing: "My goal is to have sex with as many people as possible."

So no, I'm not exactly hopeful on 20/20 have any actual competence on reporting anything, I'm still a little surprised on how soon they started to pull out the "We are interested in one thing and one thing ONLY" usual gimmick.

It's some for of sick voyeurism IMO. I just wish anyone, ANYONE else to do a report on LARP that is not 20/20. (Maybe even C4 because it has pathetic coverage and the reporters were dumb enough to be funny.)

Finally got to watch the Maori TV one! Oh man, you should see my =DDDDDDDD face. They reported a montage of happy people being happy, and I just can't help but to smile! I wish I bought the crew a drink.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By PIe. 08/10/09, 10:34 am

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Having a LARP
They call it LARPING - Live Action Role Playing - and it's a form of escapism like you've never seen before. One moment they're medieval warriors beating each other senseless and then the next they're saving the world! They're living their dreams and they don't give a damn what anyone thinks. 20/20 goes inside the secretive fantasy world of New Zealand's self-confessed geeks.

little blurb thing from the website, I'm so sick of people making us and people like us to be more weird than we are, I am worried about this
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Highlander. 08/10/09, 10:35 am

I would trust Maori or Pacific TV to do a young, positive, what now style article.

Think it would be interesting to see what Asian Down Under would do with it. I mean it is a Japanese thing. Maybe someone should suggest they cover the Anime event in DnDn. Manga/Anime/Cosplay, definitely Asian. But they will want to talk to Asians, not mainly white people, because that is the format of the show. By, for, and about Asians in NZ. Sure they would talk to a few others. But bearing in mind it is short segments for a half hour show, so don't expect too much. But they are usually quite serious.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By PIe. 08/10/09, 10:36 am

Asia downunder did one on DO last year I think
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Highlander. 08/10/09, 10:40 am

Remember anything about it?
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By PIe. 08/10/09, 10:42 am

Not really, I'll see if I can find it
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Selphiroth. 08/10/09, 10:46 am

It was on Youtube somewhere. I thought it was pretty well done.

I was interviewed on DO this year, so at least they were there. Made a complete donkey out of myself but hey, people need something to laugh at. >_> And this year they specifically asked for non-Asians, I just don't know if anyone took up to that. *is Asian
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By PIe. 08/10/09, 10:47 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWuVeZOZ5r8&feature=channel_page there it is
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Rolly. 08/10/09, 01:53 pm

I just watched 20/20. At least they sounded quite neutral.
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