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2012-10-11 12:44:33 PM
11. Con funk. You will smell it.
 
2012-10-11 12:48:19 PM
12. It has an autoplaying video of guys screaming "Crabs!"
 
2012-10-11 12:48:45 PM
Wondering when someone in Nevada is going to open a Cosplay bunny ranch.
 
2012-10-11 12:49:36 PM

Ass Exploder: 11. Con funk. You will smell it.


Ahh, nothing like the smell of hormones, sweat, cheap cologne and processed food. And, if you happen to be in a Convention where there's Warhammer stuff, you also smell tears of desperation, and money.
 
2012-10-11 12:51:11 PM
13. This is an advertisement for NY Comic Con 2012
 
2012-10-11 12:52:08 PM

JolobinSmokin: Wondering when someone in Nevada is going to open a Cosplay bunny ranch.


I say I really wanna see that, but there's a few points against it. Mostly, the target clientele is not as reliable. There's a few others, but I don't wanna look like a perv. More than I am, really.

/Also
//I don't think I'll ever be able to reach Jessica Nigri
 
2012-10-11 12:54:17 PM

Ass Exploder: 11. Con funk. You will smell it.


I went to DragonCon this year, and took lots of photos with people draping their arms around my shoulder. When I got back to my car, my left shoulder reeked of a funk I had never experienced before.

Would it be rude to spray down strangers with Axe before posing in group photos?
 
2012-10-11 12:55:35 PM
14. The west coast sucks and needs to stop pretending it has any culture whatsoever.
 
2012-10-11 12:57:31 PM
15. Nine times out of ten, hot cosplayers are not cosplayers.
 
2012-10-11 01:17:11 PM

See My Az Go: Ass Exploder: 11. Con funk. You will smell it.

I went to DragonCon this year, and took lots of photos with people draping their arms around my shoulder. When I got back to my car, my left shoulder reeked of a funk I had never experienced before.

Would it be rude to spray down strangers with Axe before posing in group photos?


Attach a deodorant stick to your left shoulder next time, or wrap it in plastic like a couch.
 
2012-10-11 01:28:26 PM

See My Az Go: Ass Exploder: 11. Con funk. You will smell it.

I went to DragonCon this year, and took lots of photos with people draping their arms around my shoulder. When I got back to my car, my left shoulder reeked of a funk I had never experienced before.

Would it be rude to spray down strangers with Axe before posing in group photos?


For their benefit as much as yours, spray them down with some industrial strength disinfectant instead.
 
2012-10-11 01:30:40 PM

Ass Exploder: 11. Con funk. You will smell it.


I have a few "Got Soap?" shirts from ACen.

Oh, how I would love to go to Comic Con.
 
2012-10-11 01:31:03 PM
Yeah, so where's the best place to go to meet up with the hot, drunk, cosplay chicks AFTER the convention? What bars will they all be going to? I mean, purely from a research standpoint, of course.
 
2012-10-11 01:33:39 PM

Grither: Yeah, so where's the best place to go to meet up with the hot, drunk, cosplay chicks AFTER the convention? What bars will they all be going to? I mean, purely from a research standpoint, of course.


I must concur this particular course of action. For science!.
 
2012-10-11 01:35:24 PM

CygnusDarius: Grither: Yeah, so where's the best place to go to meet up with the hot, drunk, cosplay chicks AFTER the convention? What bars will they all be going to? I mean, purely from a research standpoint, of course.

I must concur this particular course of action. For science!.


You don't. Con chicks find you.
 
2012-10-11 01:44:48 PM

MoronLessOff: You don't. Con chicks find you.


Where do I go to make myself most readily available to them? For science, of course.
 
2012-10-11 01:51:50 PM

Grither: MoronLessOff: You don't. Con chicks find you.

Where do I go to make myself most readily available to them? For science, of course.


A con. Don't be gross and cross your fingers.
 
2012-10-11 01:58:19 PM
Oh, I actually have to go to the event? Man, science is hard, screw this.
 
2012-10-11 01:59:42 PM

Grither: Oh, I actually have to go to the event? Man, science is hard, screw this.


Which is half the point of going! You just have to remember that it's really ladies' choice.
 
2012-10-11 02:01:32 PM

corridor: corridor: MoronLessOff: You don't. Con chicks find you.

That's only .

Where'd my "" go? Is that filterpwn'ed now?


The fark? The contained within the boundaries of Marxist USSR meme is now filtered?
 
2012-10-11 02:08:49 PM

MoronLessOff: Grither: MoronLessOff: You don't. Con chicks find you.

Where do I go to make myself most readily available to them? For science, of course.

A con. Don't be gross and cross your fingers.


Challenge Accepted.

/My age might be my biggest hindrance, though
//29
 
2012-10-11 02:12:17 PM

CygnusDarius: MoronLessOff: Grither: MoronLessOff: You don't. Con chicks find you.

Where do I go to make myself most readily available to them? For science, of course.

A con. Don't be gross and cross your fingers.

Challenge Accepted.

/My age might be my biggest hindrance, though
//29


Not really. It just depends on how approachable and not creepy you are. In the years that I used to regularly go to cons, I was still a bit too much on the nerd side of things. A couple of my buddies have been picked up though. One of them though...let's just say he wasn't too proud of it.

If I were to go now it might be a different story.

/bring a camera
//always ask before taking pictures
///they WILL say yes. That's the whole point of cosplay.
 
2012-10-11 02:19:50 PM

MoronLessOff: Not really. It just depends on how approachable and not creepy you are. In the years that I used to regularly go to cons, I was still a bit too much on the nerd side of things. A couple of my buddies have been picked up though. One of them though...let's just say he wasn't too proud of it.

If I were to go now it might be a different story.

/bring a camera
//always ask before taking pictures
///they WILL say yes. That's the whole point of cosplay.


Approachable? Yes. Creepy? Not really no. And I do have a camera, this model, to be more precise. And I do know of the 'ask first, shoot after' rule. So yeah, I guess I'll see this in the near future.
 
2012-10-11 02:20:25 PM
Hmm, link didn't work, but my camera is a Sony Alpha 330.
 
2012-10-11 02:20:36 PM

CygnusDarius: MoronLessOff: Not really. It just depends on how approachable and not creepy you are. In the years that I used to regularly go to cons, I was still a bit too much on the nerd side of things. A couple of my buddies have been picked up though. One of them though...let's just say he wasn't too proud of it.

If I were to go now it might be a different story.

/bring a camera
//always ask before taking pictures
///they WILL say yes. That's the whole point of cosplay.

Approachable? Yes. Creepy? Not really no. And I do have a camera, this model, to be more precise. And I do know of the 'ask first, shoot after' rule. So yeah, I guess I'll see this in the near future.


Awesome, and good luck!
 
2012-10-11 02:29:41 PM
Gotta luv all the porn starlettes that come to these things. :)
 
2012-10-11 02:38:53 PM

CygnusDarius: Grither: Yeah, so where's the best place to go to meet up with the hot, drunk, cosplay chicks AFTER the convention? What bars will they all be going to? I mean, purely from a research standpoint, of course.

I must concur this particular course of action. For science!.


Private Con after-parties. Invite only, youve gotta know someone, or know someone who knows someone...you get the idea. Its kinda like the mob...if you dont have someone on the inside to vouch for you...then your not gonna get in. You will need to pull a Con con.

Only hope for a guy outsider is to pull off an epic cosplay...something that the girl cosplayers will dig. Also pay attention to what guys they are talking to, dont need names, just good descriptions, you may need this information later.

You sport a costume that gets thier attention, gets em talking...and sooner or later one will ask "what party are you going to?".

What happens next depends on your level of smooth. Youve got 2 options:

You could go with the been around, know some folks angle and say: "well I dunno I was thinking of the one that [name a guy she seen with earlier] or [name another guy she was seen with], but I dunno...how about you, where are you going?' Its possible both guys you name are going to the same party, if called on it play it off like you had a feeling that was the case. Remember, the key to this play is to make it seem like you know people, but the girl doesnt know you...gives you that bit of mysterious but cool that they love.

OR

You could try the shy cool and say: "Well, several people have asked me that, but I dont know the people around here too well, so Im not sure if it would be cool to just crash one" At that point, if shes digging you...the invite will come. Even if no one there knows you, show up with a cosplay chick and your in, you get the "hes with me" ticket. The other dudes there will hate it, be prepared for some attempted dork cockblocks.

You could try to get in cool with one of the more popular guys...but they will know your there for the chicks, and with the low male to female ratio you wont get anywhere.

You go full retard, all herpy-derpy around the girls...well we all know where that leads. Be a dork, thats whats Cons are all about...just dont go too far.

If all else fails, get involved with the local crowd through gaming (not video games), comic stores, etc. Get to know some people and do it the hard way, earn your way in. Thats how I got my 'in". I worked at the best games & comic store in the area, and my room-mate was "that guy", the one everyone in the scene knows.

/RIP Merlins Books, Temple Terrace FL, circa 1999-2001
//Any Farkers remember the place, and Mike?
 
2012-10-11 02:46:41 PM

JolobinSmokin: Wondering when someone in Nevada is going to open a Cosplay bunny ranch.


I thought I recall seeing a fark thread about someone making a whorehouse into a geek house with the ladies dressed up as your favorite sci-fi?
 
2012-10-11 02:50:14 PM
11) Coheed and Cambria will be playing a show nearby during the con, and you owe it to yourself to go see them if you're attending.

/wish Co&Ca would play a show at Dragoncon...
//I suggest it every year
///So far, nothing :(
 
2012-10-11 04:03:34 PM

Keywork99: 11) Coheed and Cambria will be playing a show nearby during the con, and you owe it to yourself to go see them if you're attending.

/wish Co&Ca would play a show at Dragoncon...
//I suggest it every year
///So far, nothing :(


It was awesome watching Quahog and Chamomile open for Iron Maiden in August. 12 people with fists in the air...and 13,000 Iron Maiden fans bored to tears.
 
2012-10-11 04:17:39 PM

See My Az Go: Ass Exploder: 11. Con funk. You will smell it.

I went to DragonCon this year, and took lots of photos with people draping their arms around my shoulder. When I got back to my car, my left shoulder reeked of a funk I had never experienced before.

Would it be rude to spray down strangers with Axe before posing in group photos?


There's a reason that some cons (and certain studios) have a "Febreeze police".

It can be a lifesaver during autograph sessions.

/not going to NYCC for the first time in about five years
 
2012-10-11 04:31:08 PM

Sultan Of Herf: CygnusDarius: Grither: Yeah, so where's the best place to go to meet up with the hot, drunk, cosplay chicks AFTER the convention? What bars will they all be going to? I mean, purely from a research standpoint, of course.

I must concur this particular course of action. For science!.

Private Con after-parties. Invite only, youve gotta know someone, or know someone who knows someone...you get the idea. Its kinda like the mob...if you dont have someone on the inside to vouch for you...then your not gonna get in. You will need to pull a Con con.

Only hope for a guy outsider is to pull off an epic cosplay...something that the girl cosplayers will dig. Also pay attention to what guys they are talking to, dont need names, just good descriptions, you may need this information later.

You sport a costume that gets thier attention, gets em talking...and sooner or later one will ask "what party are you going to?".

What happens next depends on your level of smooth. Youve got 2 options:

You could go with the been around, know some folks angle and say: "well I dunno I was thinking of the one that [name a guy she seen with earlier] or [name another guy she was seen with], but I dunno...how about you, where are you going?' Its possible both guys you name are going to the same party, if called on it play it off like you had a feeling that was the case. Remember, the key to this play is to make it seem like you know people, but the girl doesnt know you...gives you that bit of mysterious but cool that they love.

OR

You could try the shy cool and say: "Well, several people have asked me that, but I dont know the people around here too well, so Im not sure if it would be cool to just crash one" At that point, if shes digging you...the invite will come. Even if no one there knows you, show up with a cosplay chick and your in, you get the "hes with me" ticket. The other dudes there will hate it, be prepared for some attempted dork cockblocks.

You could try to get in cool with one o ...


Yeah that works, or...

You could not act like a psychotic fanboy. That usually gets you into some decent places. Hang out at the bar in whatever hotel the industry folk are using (for NYCC there are three that are regular haunts... two are obvious, but the third one seems to surprise everyone). If you're not insane, and relatively personable, you'll get to know some folks who will have you tag along (or at least have a good perception of you for the next big convention).

As far as the ladies go... don't be the typical drooling groupie and you're ahead of 75% of the pack. If you have your act together (i.e., not living in your parents' basement, decent job, average intelligence or better, no major social or psychological issues, etc.) you'll quickly find that you are of interest to a better than average percentage of them. I can't explain it, but it seems that having a semi-normal lifestyle and personality are so out of place to a lot of that community that it's one of the best factors of attraction that I've ever seen.

But here's the rub... it attracts the crazy. At least my experience on the convention circuit has been as such (in many, but not all cases).

/good luck
 
2012-10-11 07:16:13 PM
I just had a coworker walk in and hand out about 10 3-day passes to the tech department. I'll be sneaking out of the office tomorrow during the day to check it out, and will probably swing by again Saturday night.


/score
 
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