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by IceLee » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:38 pm

That AvCon next year is seriously going to be bad... the theme has been declared.

"The AVCon 2008 theme has been decided and theme (as some of youy have probably guessed) is Space Opera!

This means that anime like:

Robotech
Gundam
Nadesico
Galaxy Express
Vandred
Banner of the Stars

will all be part of the theme as well as any games with plot relating to Space Opera."

At least you gundam fans have something to rejoice over
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by (mad) » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:29 am

we have gundam fans?

i'm sure we could think of something fun to do in response, i could always get myself a tentacle :D
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by Bazza » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:32 am

You forgot [email protected] XENOGLOSSIA. Very likely to be the only 'Mecha in Space' show I've ever actively followed.

...Good thing I'm not going to Avcon. I may be a 4chan level otaku, but I suppress my power level in public. 8)
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by Atory » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:38 am

I am going to love AVCon next year... The theme is of my interests... It's a shame I won't be cosplaying to the theme though.
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by edible_hat » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:41 am

Gundam it Leroy! :D (well it amused me at least)

I'm wondering if there will be any cardboard-and-string Gundam cosplayers.
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by IceLee » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:21 am

Im actually not pleased on the choice of theme, because I was leaning towards the undead/horror theme so it doesnt encourage me to consider going next year, actually its making me want not to go even more so.
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by Bazza » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:28 am

IceLee wrote:undead/horror theme


That would have made me not pleased with the choice of theme. I get enough of that from the gawficks/emus that hang out in Rundle Mall. :hmm:

Why can't pedomoe be a theme? It would double attendance figures, and triple profit margins on everything related. :D
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by IceLee » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:38 am

well the emos would be eaten up by the zombies? *nod nod*

and...
*thumps him for the theme suggestion*
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by Atory » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:19 am

The undead/horror theme would have suited my cosplay but as Bazza said it would bring in too many of the kinds of people that just ruin conventions. We had enough of them with the Rock theme.
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by IceLee » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:50 am

true but thats why we're hiring zombies for... *whistles*
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by edible_hat » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:54 am

A space opera theme would work really well, as long as it's true space opera and not just giant robots in space. Think Planetes.
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by IceLee » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:12 am

-_- not you too!
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by Mappy » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:24 am

I don't mind this theme as much as the blutig rock show theme. But it will, once more, mean they're going to "theme" their anime playlists. I can see Sol Bianca* being played all over again....

Seriously, we'll go through another year with the latest animes being snubbed.

*Not that I mind it, it's just blutig ancient.
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by IceLee » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:36 am

ah thats a strong point, good animes being snubbed, thank you, thank you for the information, Mappy
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by Mappy » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:00 pm

Yes, well, one only has to think back to 2005, when they themed the playlist to contain anything that had even the vaguest reference to pirates and ninjas. Granted, most of 2005's best shows were yet to debut when AVCon was on.... 8)
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by Last Exile » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:31 pm

If ANYONE dresses up or refers to 'the war' at AvCon08, may God have mercy on us all!
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by (mad) » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:31 pm

Mappy wrote:Yes, well, one only has to think back to 2005, when they themed the playlist to contain anything that had even the vaguest reference to pirates and ninjas. Granted, most of 2005's best shows were yet to debut when AVCon was on.... 8)

you mean avcon 2006, mappy. i should know, it was the first one that i attended.
then again, i didn't notice any crapiness because i was being distracted by a member of the opposite sex for most of the event :D
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by Last Exile » Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:54 pm

(mad) wrote:
Mappy wrote:Yes, well, one only has to think back to 2005, when they themed the playlist to contain anything that had even the vaguest reference to pirates and ninjas. Granted, most of 2005's best shows were yet to debut when AVCon was on.... 8)

you mean avcon 2006, mappy. i should know, it was the first one that i attended.
then again, i didn't notice any crapiness because i was being distracted by a member of the opposite sex for most of the event :D


Now that's something everyone can appreciate. :)
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by edible_hat » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:00 pm

The bunnies think AVCon should have a minderjährigen mädchen theme that's really a sting operation.
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by Mappy » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:04 pm

(mad) wrote:you mean avcon 2006, mappy. i should know, it was the first one that i attended.


Blame it on the number of AVCons I've been to. They all kinda blend into one after a while.

Yes, AVCon 2006.... When they had an entire year's worth of decent stuff that they didn't play because a)they stuck to the Pirates vs Ninjas theme and b)those running AVCon only like Naruto anyway. 8)

(mad) wrote:then again, i didn't notice any crapiness because i was being distracted by a member of the opposite sex for most of the event :D


Every little bit helps. 8)
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by (mad) » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:10 pm

then again, i didn't mind this year's avcon too much, mostly because it came down to hanging out with reasonably interesting/entertaining people. (damn lack of females who like me)
EDIT: this never happened, the matter has been seen to
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by michu_kitty » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:45 pm

Is anyone thinking of cosplaying? I really wanna :)
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by (mad) » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:09 am

for the last 2 times i was saying i was going to go as zolof j kimbley, the crimson alchemist. methinks i'll never actually get round to actually ever making a costume to cosplay in
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by Mappy » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:48 am

The distinct lack of characters who conform to my sexy cosplay body dimensions has stopped me from ever considering this. Apart from getting into a Bonta-kun suit. With flapjacket, helmet, rifle and riot stick accessories. 8)
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by (mad) » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:47 am

you could just be lazy and get yourself a couple of those tentacles. methinks it would suit you pretty well :D
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by Mappy » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:02 am

That's too easy. If I'm going to publicly humiliate myself, I'm not going to scrimp. 8)

Voila. Poste de Two Thousande.
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by (mad) » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:10 am

hey, if i had one of those, i'd probably wear it round the city weekly :D
it'd be great to see people's reactions. especially the schoolgirls
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by Last Exile » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:22 pm

(mad) wrote:hey, if i had one of those, i'd probably wear it round the city weekly :D
it'd be great to see people's reactions. especially the schoolgirls


I'd be more worried about possible run-ins with:

A) The Footy Show
B) Bob Francis
C) The Chaser
D) All of the above
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by (mad) » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:05 pm

don't worry, the schoolgirls will protect me :D
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by Mappy » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:07 pm

(mad) wrote:hey, if i had one of those, i'd probably wear it round the city weekly :D
it'd be great to see people's reactions. especially the schoolgirls


They'd likely give you a nonplussed look and make a comment about devolution. If they understand the concept. Hard to tell, these days. 8)
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by (mad) » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:10 pm

actually, i think at least 2 of the schoolgirls i know would laugh and call me cute, now that i think about it
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by Bazza » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:13 pm

(mad) wrote:actually, i think at least 2 of the schoolgirls i know would laugh and call me cute, now that i think about it


Why am I reminded of last night's Rucky Stah? 8)
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by Mappy » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:13 pm

Which is proof enough of the existence of devolution in humans. 8)
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by (mad) » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:18 pm

you have to remember that most people who talk to me are strange, otherwise they wouldn't be able to deal with talking to me for particularly long. that and one of them has worn a dress made out of duct tape on at least 2 occaisions
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by Mappy » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:20 pm

I thought everyone did that. 8)
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by (mad) » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:21 pm

at a lan party with at least 40 attendees?
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by Mappy » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:22 pm

Yeah, everyone does that. 8)
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by (mad) » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:24 pm

i'm not sure if i want photographic proof of you doing that or not
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by Mappy » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:29 pm

I apply the rule of no evidence. If there is any, destroy it, along with those who hold said evidence. Nobody will miss them. 8)
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by Last Exile » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:59 pm

This is turning into material worthy of The Chaser more and more with each post.
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by edible_hat » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:16 pm

Mappy wrote:The distinct lack of characters who conform to my sexy cosplay body dimensions has stopped me from ever considering this.


you'd make an excellent Snorlax.
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by Last Exile » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:06 pm

edible_hat wrote:
Mappy wrote:The distinct lack of characters who conform to my sexy cosplay body dimensions has stopped me from ever considering this.


you'd make an excellent Snorlax.


Nah, I reckon he's a Venusaur.
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by Mappy » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:39 pm

edible_hat wrote:
Mappy wrote:The distinct lack of characters who conform to my sexy cosplay body dimensions has stopped me from ever considering this.


you'd make an excellent Snorlax.


What? Without the costume? 8)
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by edible_hat » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:24 pm

Mappy wrote:What? Without the costume? 8)


You said it, not me.
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by Atory » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:38 pm

I'm so tempted to help Mappy make a Snorlax costume now... Damn it... I've got my work cut out for me with my next cosplay as it is!

On that note I just finished sewing up most of a EGA costume... just need to make the jabot now.
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