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Sakura Con stuff

Went to the monthly SC meeting where there was a lot of info for me to gather.

Info on getting a staff Suite, which I already requested. I found out they're allowing 5 people in the suite, so I can fit Kumi-Chan in with us-yay. This will be fun, since we're cosplaying together anyway and she says she'll make food for us--and hopefully I can help with that somehow. This will save money both on the room as well as food. On top of that staff coordinators, like myself, this year get an $80 rebate on the room. Yes! That will save even more money. This will be like the cheapest Sakura Con I've ever been to!

Panels. Not sure if I'm doing Ani-Music Unlimited panel again we'll have to see. But the Crossplay Panel is taking shape, so I'll probably go ahead and apply to create that with Michi, Yuki and Roy.

As far as bringing Ichidan to SC, they can come but they won't get any help financing their trip, nor get guest status. They can get staff status and get free badges they just have to work for programming. I guess that's the best SC can do. Personally I don't think Ichidan gets enough credit out here in the Washington anime convention circuit--it seems like our standards are too high? "Our" meaning the conventions out here, NOT my personal standards because I believe, and I've said this before, if you just do your best with a costume, a skit, a performance etc. that's what matters. You judge a costume or a performance by higher standards you've seen that's not fair and that shouldn't have any merit.

I'm afraid they may not come because of this info, since they've been treated so well at cons in Idaho, Utah and Colorado and then get not-so-good treatment at Sakura Con. But I'll try. Hmmm I wonder if I have extra money by next year, help them finance their trip at least somehow, then get reimbursed by SC?

Well if it doesn't work out maybe they can come to AE or KC to do a show, cause they want to. I just hope they don't black ball SC because of this. I'm starting to get AX vibes out of Sakura Con, and that shouldn't happen...

Anyway that's pretty much it from the meeting. And I'll be working on the video rooms the next few months with my staff. Should be fun.

Nevertheless Sakura con should be great next year.


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Sep. 24th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
Well, if it makes you feel any better, Colorado will probably never have Ichidan as guests either, which means they would not get benefits, payment, etc etc. I personally think it's because CO has a huge history with fan based groups and them turning into flaming balls of drama. There is also the fact that there are A LOT of fan groups like Ichidan in Colorado that have been kept on a smaller scale because of NDK's practice of how they handle fan groups.

Ironically, I had rather a long talk with Ichidan's set designer and a few other members of Ichidan about going to other conventions. Honestly, I think they would be much better suited to branching out into more theatre than anime cons. There tends to be a few strict, if not unsaid, set of rules that guests, especially a guest cosplay group, has to conform to, and I'm not sure Ichidan wants to meet them, much less if they do or not.

X D You should IM me if you want to talk about this more. My AIM is Teca8. ; P Or you can just email me. Otherwise, I'm glad the meeting was informative.
Sep. 24th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
I'll add your IM name to my list. We can chat about that and other stuff too. My IM has been quiet lately. You bring up good points about the matter. Still I'd think it'd be a thrill to see Ichidan perform at Sakura Con.
Sep. 25th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
Carlos, I've added you on to my MSN. Can we chat?
Sep. 25th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
Yeah sure.
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