PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE and others closee enough Doctor Who group meet up

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Terrasolo, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Terrasolo

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    Hello everyone,

    This is a follow up to the “Doctor Who at the PA Ren Faire” thread ( http://www.therpf.com/f24/doctor-who-pa-ren-faire-127267/ )which had sparked interest in a Time Traveler’s or Doctor Who meet up in costume. Bootlegger137 and I have been kicking around ideas for the group and while we would like to try to meet up sooner than February it’s looking a lot like these are our February options. Both in Maryland.

    First we were thinking of FARPOINT - February 2012 - Baltimore Fandom's Family Reunion The pros here is that it may have events or dealers rooms more geared towards our interests. But it seemed like a good place to meet up in costume and get some nice shots.

    That said, it has also come to our attention Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Japan's historic gift of Cherry Blossoms to Washington may be an event more suited to our particular costuming interests. The pros here is we know of two other Doctor Who groups that will be there and the venue looks perfect for taking shots of the group. The one Who group already going is wanting to do a massive group shot of everyone so that could be fun as well.

    The cons is that it is mainly an anime event, but as you can see in this video, the venue is spectacular and if you pay attention to 0:22 you can see a Who group in there as well.

    Now, we are willing to go to either event, I believe they are the same weekend, but so far the kastsucon is looking more attractive. However we wanted to put it to a vote and see what everyone else thought. So please feel free to let us know and remember other events are welcome as suggestions as well.

    -Brian aka Terrasolo
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    Bootlegger137
     
  2. Terrasolo

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  3. GeneralFROSTY

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  4. Bootlegger137

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    Farpoint/Katsucon runs Feb 17-19...although we'd only go on one day (probably Saturday).
     
  5. iycis

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    My husband and I will be at Katsucon. We're not Who costumers but maybe we'll see you guys there!
     
  6. Terrasolo

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    Dates and times? We're time travelers are they really nessesary? (yes I know....)

    iycis, you'll have to tell us if you do any sort of costume so we know what to look out for if we head to this one.
     
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    Will do. Mostly Potter related stuff. But we'll sort it out closer to the con.
     
  8. ChildOfTime

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    The Children of Time will be at Katsu.

    Which means Becci, Ben, me, and a few other people. Hopefully, that is. We still need to book a room. I don't know if there are even anymore available. We hope you see you there.

    By the way, we are always looking for more members to join us.
     
  9. Terrasolo

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    Hey! Welcome to the RPF :)

    If Jack and I go, we'll probably just be there for the day really. Although I had contemplated getting a room myself, but I think the day is more doable. But yes, looking forward to meeting up with your group.
     
  10. Bootlegger137

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    The Children of Time...cool name! I'm looking forward to meeting...and flirting...with you all! :D
     
  11. Bootlegger137

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    Splitting a room may be an option...although, for a first time at a particular con, it might be a bit much since we don't know a whole lot about it. Something to discuss, anyway.
     
  12. Terrasolo

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    Stop it!
     
  13. Bootlegger137

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    :lol
     
  14. ChildOfTime

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    Things are not looking good on the room front. Ben, Becci, and I were planning on getting a room together, but no one can book said room. Becci's on medical leave from her job, Ben just moved and is still looking for a job, and I don't have a credit card (if I book the room on my debit, it'll freeze my account until after the con.) We're going to see how this plays out.

    By the way, if you do want a room, there are rooms still available under the Katsucon rate. $189 a night. If the cost is split between people, it's really not that bad.
     
  15. ChildOfTime

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    Haha! Would you like to join the Children of Time? We're pretty small. We only have around 5 serious members. Probably because it was created 3 months ago.
     
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  16. Bootlegger137

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    Well, it's up to the Doctor (Terra), really. Also, you're assuming that I can actually be serious at times. ;) :lol
     
  17. ChildOfTime

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    You're both welcome to join if you want. We're a small Doctor Who cosplay group full of nonsense and shenanigans.
     
  18. Bootlegger137

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    Well, I am all about nonsense and shenanigans! :lol
     
  19. Terrasolo

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    I'm in for sure, I'd love to join another group (the first being the Time Traveler's Group Jack and I have here).

    Not so sure about a room myself still but I'll look into it. Would you guys be willing to make a day trip out of it at least?
     
  20. Bootlegger137

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    Sounds like we're in! :thumbsup

    ChildofTime...what's Katsucon like? Give us the lowdown! ;)
     
  21. ChildOfTime

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    I have no idea. It'll be my first time going. I usually stick to Otakon. The venue looks awesome though.
     
  22. Bootlegger137

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    Oh. Ok. Anyway. :confused

    What's Otakon like? Give us the lowdown! ;) :lol

    Actually, your insight to Otakon can probably help a bit with Katsucon. Both appear to be primarily anime cons...so how well is other cosplay accepted? I've seen photos from both, and there's a wide gamut of cosplay at both...Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, etc. beyond all the anime.

    And, just a random thought...an anime Doctor Who sounds like it could be really cool. Wish I was somewhat artistic.
     
  23. ChildOfTime

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    Yes. Otakon is primarily an anime convetion, but other cosplays are accepted. We had a huge turnout for the Doctor Who photoshoot last Otakon. That included both cosplayers and fans/photographers crowding around us. The panels and events are mostly anime related, but the Dealers Room and the Artist Alley extends into different fandoms.

    Have you seen the Doctor Who anime trailer mock up?
     
  24. Bootlegger137

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    Well I think that settles it...I'm putting Katsucon and Otakon firmly on my calendar for 2012.

    What Doctor Who anime trailer? Linky?
     
  25. ChildOfTime

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    The Friday Doctor Who shoot at Otakon was insane. I was not expecting that many people.

    Link: Doctor who anime Full - YouTube
     
  26. Bootlegger137

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    I missed commenting on this before...but that's one of the main reasons I'd suggested to Terra that we consider Katsucon over Farpoint. Areas of the venue look like something out of Doctor Who. :thumbsup
     
  27. Terrasolo

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    ChildofTome beat me to the anime trailer. Completely fan made that and now he is wiring with Big Finish and 2|Entertain to work on the missing stories as well.

    Personally, while I like Anime, I hope they do them more closely to the art used on Reign of Terror and The Invasion.

    That said, Doctor Who works at Comic Cons because it's had a life in comics for many years. And in some of those comics, Anime or Manga style was used, so we count ;)
     
  28. ChildOfTime

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    I know. I've seen pictures and videos of the venue at Katsucon, and I want to go so badly.
     
  29. Terrasolo

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    CoT, if you guys can't get a room are you not able to go at all? Because Jack and I were originally thinking a Day trip of it. We figured just hit up Saturday for what it was worth. So since we are close enough if you wanted to still go for a day trip but getting there was the issue I'd be happy to take and whoever else can fit in my car.

    We are still debating if staying the night for Sunday as well is worth it or not.
     
  30. ChildOfTime

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    It's a number of things. I was going to need a ride from someone or find a way to use public transportation. Ben, Becki, and I were planning to go down together and get at least two more people in on a room because it's cheaper that way. But, we now don't have a room ourselves because of income on their end and no credit card on mine.

    With a room, you can go back and rest if the con gets too much or if you have down time. It also gives the freedom to bring mulitple costumes and the room and privacy to change. (I know Becki and I have multiple costumes.) And, it's just nice to stay multiple days if possible.

    Another reason why we were so interested in getting a room was that National Harbor is a good 3/3.5 hours away from us. It's kind of daunting to drive for that long, have a blast at the con, and then drive all that way back with con fatigue.
     
  31. Terrasolo

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    All very good points. Plans are still in flux for us as to which day vs both days so we'll keep you updated. But your thoughts make the choice seem a bit easier.
     
  32. ChildOfTime

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    My friend got a room. I will definitely be at Katsu. I'm excited! :)
     
  33. Terrasolo

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    Brilliant! And you just reminded me that I need to look into something about Katsucon... off to the site!
     
  34. iycis

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    I got a great deal on a trip to Thailand so I'm canceling my plans to go to Katsucon. Have a fun time guys!
     
  35. ChildOfTime

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    Oh, if anyone is interested, Becci and I apparently have a Doctor Who panel at Kotoricon at Gloucester County College on January 7th.

    This is quite last minute. It's going to be interesting to say the least.
     
  36. Terrasolo

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    A Panel? Sounds interesting. I'll have to see if I can make this now. KNow what you'll be talking about?
     
  37. ChildOfTime

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    Probably the basis of the show, best of..., important/favorite episodes, favorite Doctors/companions, and whatnot. I thought about throwing jelly babies at the crowd to appease the audience, but I don't know the convention's policy about that. :p
     
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    Oh, yes! I forgot to mention. Brandon (One) (he set this up for Becci and me and will also be trying to help us out with it) wants to know if you want to join the panel as Ten.
     
  39. Terrasolo

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    When I was in a band we used to throw sporks to the audience. Mainly because we knew if they threw them back they wouldn't hurt :/ I suppose Jelly Babies are safe enough ;)
    I like this panel idea. Perhaps talking a bit about costuming might be a fun idea as well as I assume all involved are costumers?

    Oh wow, yeah that sounds like fun. I should be free that day as far as I know. If you can send me the particulars I'd appreciate it :)
     
  40. ChildOfTime

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    I don't think we'll be talking about costuming. If the subject is brought up in a question, sure. However, I think we are sticking with info about the show. Major moments, lost episodes, villains, companions, canon and non-canon Doctors, etc.

    Kotoricon is at Gloucester County College, New Jersey. The panel is on Saturday at 11 am.
     
  41. Terrasolo

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    Sounds like a fun time :) One more question, will we be in costume then? Or is that optional?
     

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