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Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010

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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By JVCA. 26/10/10, 02:54 pm

I'm so glad that you're okay - I was so horrified when you fell. sad
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By seraphik. 26/10/10, 02:55 pm

^^^ this.

i can't believe they didn't clean the stage, and when they were asked about it, helpers just stood around for 15+ minutes doing nothing.
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By sakuramiyabi. 26/10/10, 03:07 pm

I was shocked when you slipped and fell. Its a good thing you're okay <3
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By neimhaille. 26/10/10, 03:12 pm

It's been discussed behind the scenes, so don't think it has gone unnoticed! I am just glad it happened to me- we might not have noticed until a contestant fell and that would have been bloody awful.
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By angellsnz. 26/10/10, 03:19 pm

Yeah sorry I was so grumpy pants. I know it was not very professional, but i was so angry when M fell, and then looking and seeing how messy the stage was, there was no way we were going to start the comp, and put all the cosplayers at risk.
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By seraphik. 26/10/10, 03:24 pm

to be honest, i'm glad you did tell off the audience (at least those who behaved in bad taste). they deserved it.
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By JVCA. 26/10/10, 03:42 pm

Agreed - and then I was pleased when there was applause rather than booing when you wouldn't let people go on yet for safety reasons. It's good to know that sometimes the crowd can be understanding as well. :)
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By angellsnz. 26/10/10, 03:47 pm

I too was surprised that the crowd clapped and agreed.
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By Tails. 26/10/10, 03:57 pm

I was so happy when the audience applauded. I bet the people that laughed felt pretty stupid then. I hope you were okay neimhaille?
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By Suixelo. 26/10/10, 04:07 pm

I was suprised that the applause wasn't louder, tbh. I clapped my ass off, but people were probably shy or confused. I myself didn't actually see the fall, but I got what happened pretty quickly =/ So glad it wasn't serious.
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By Rolly. 27/10/10, 02:07 pm

Agreed with the above. Very Happy

@angellsnz - IMO I thought you handled it quite well and gave those jerks a telling off! I can't imagine what sort of horror could have happened once the contestants started walking on stage and fell over - hurting their costumes, or worse themselves. sad

@nemhaille - I hope you were okay and didn't get hurt too bad. :)_
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By Synthacon9. 27/10/10, 03:58 pm

Wow, Im so angry that I had to leave before the cosplay contest was over sad

Damn my lift being all like, lets leave now sad
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By sakkaf. 28/10/10, 12:14 am

I actually read about your condition in the paper (in the NZ Herald). Even so, people shouldn't laugh when someone slips, I slip all the time
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By firecat70. 28/10/10, 02:55 am

I was kind of confused at first because from the crowd we couldn't see how bad it was. Then I was really touched that you guys wouldn't let the cosplayers go on and risk their costumes/safety so I shouted 'Yay for safety' (though I am quiet even when I'm trying to be loud so you probably didn't hear XD) I just wanted to say I thought it was so cool of you to put safety first and I hope nemhaille is ok! I am not impressed by the people who laughed when angellsnz said you had a condition. Or by cleaning staff who stood by the stage for about 5 minutes with the cloths looking herp derp.

But yeah, the cosplay contest was amazing! Everyone has somehow managed to step it up again and it is incredible! I'm so proud of the NZ cosplay scene
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By neimhaille. 28/10/10, 05:51 am

If it had been me acting like a dork and slipped because I did something derpy I totally would have been laughing ;) Absolutely. But it took only a fraction of a second to realise how bad the stage was.

I'm not totally okay but I wasn't okay before ;)

There is always a percentage who are there for the lols- sad to say but it's true. But there would also be a big chunk of the audience who just don't understand how much work goes into the contest and all the entries. I hope they understood by the end :)

I think I used the words respect and inspiration a lot these last two weekends ;)
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By angellsnz. 28/10/10, 08:16 am

firecat70 wrote:
I was kind of confused at first because from the crowd we couldn't see how bad it was. Then I was really touched that you guys wouldn't let the cosplayers go on and risk their costumes/safety so I shouted 'Yay for safety' (though I am quiet even when I'm trying to be loud so you probably didn't hear XD) I just wanted to say I thought it was so cool of you to put safety first and I hope nemhaille is ok! I am not impressed by the people who laughed when angellsnz said you had a condition. Or by cleaning staff who stood by the stage for about 5 minutes with the cloths looking herp derp.

But yeah, the cosplay contest was amazing! Everyone has somehow managed to step it up again and it is incredible! I'm so proud of the NZ cosplay scene

I heard your shout of Yay for Safety! Also while I was ranting and said Just S Up you can all just...then someone yelled get out! and I was like yes you should get out and go away because we don't want people like you here.

I too said lots of amazings and inspirings and talented and dedicated too!

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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By Rehtse. 29/10/10, 08:30 am

I was horrified that some people actually laughed. I clapped until my hands hurt at your speech ;D

Cosplay contest was awesome! Such an inspiration to us all.
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By DarkEmpressAK. 29/10/10, 10:24 am

all of them were gorgous loved everyone of them well done XD
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By seraphik. 29/10/10, 10:27 am

i can't believe they just left the stage like that in the first place. 8( it was still a bit slippery even after it was cleaned, and i swear the thought 'hey another event is going to use this soon... let's put down a tarp!' didn't go through anyones mind during the fear factor eating thing or whatever it was.
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By sakkaf. 29/10/10, 10:44 am

PSA: Clean your stages throughly before you put your cosplayers onto stages~
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By angellsnz. 30/10/10, 01:33 am

@seraphik - previous years they have put down tarp or polythene but this year there just seemed to be a lack or care or attention from the showgrounds staff.

We will be sending emails through what was good and bad about the event to Bill and Adele. :)
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By IcyRose. 30/10/10, 04:00 am

To be honest, I had noticed that the Showgrounds staff seemed to have quite a bit of distain towards the cosplayers because we had a tendancy to clog up the halls and such where ever we gathered.

While I understood that they had to follow certain safety procedures to keep the halls sorta free to move around in, I felt they could have had a better attitude about it. On comp day, we were warned once to move out of the halls and were slowly getting ready to get our stuff and move out and then another staff member showed up to tell us to hurry up and as we were leaving, I overheard the one that came earlier show up and basically go "Yeah, you show them!" and I wasn't very impressed with that sort of behaviour.

Might just be me overthinking things, but I just thought maybe because they saw us more as a nuisance so they just didn't really care to set things up properly for us.
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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By Bedemmy. 30/10/10, 04:03 am

It's not just you, IcyRose! I'm telling you, there was this one woman! She was rude to begin with, then was yelling at us, the KICKED our stuff, damaging my art and other's belongings, then kicked Sora-Roxas-Ven! She was so incredibly rude, she never apologised, and drove everyone insane. I'll be complaining to Bill, for sure.
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Post By Guest. 30/10/10, 04:11 am

Yeah, I'm with Bedemmy. I saw that happen and I was not impressed. her attitude was very horrible. I can understand why she would want us to move, at first she was telling us to sit against the wall and we did when she told us to, it's just like she was in a bad mood and wanted to take it out on everyone.

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Re: Auckland Armageddon Cosplay Contest 2010
Post By neimhaille. 30/10/10, 05:19 am

If you can identify the person in your email to Bill and Adele (thank you for not doing so in public :) ) then that might help- I know a lot of people were extremely helpful this year in regards to staff so I hope to see them back :)

I don't think it was specifically about disregard to cosplay- I'm not sure why there was no tarp for the ice cream eating contest, but we just happened to be after. I am willing to bet it was a miscommunication issue or that it was forgotten or they didn't realise what kind of mess would be left behind. There was a mess for Wellington but it was luckily easily tidied- boxes rtaher than food itself left on stage..
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