— How to ENJOY a CONVENTION, via Kuukuu Omoi
you’ve booked your ticket, and you have all the plans to ENJOY your stay at your convention at etc. etc.
however, I feel as though theres a certain number of thing you should know so that you should COMPLETELY enjoy your stay at X Y convention, so stay tuned and SHARE THIS POST so that all you know can know how to do it as well.
This post will be converted to a tldr post FIRST then a explanation next. because honestly, that’s what i would have wanted if i was searching this in the mere hours before my con that i expected the most out of.
WITH that being said, here are the facts and the quixkguide to this.:
- PLAN YOUR CON
- PLAN YOUR BUDGET (AND BARRRRTERR)
- PLAN YOUR EVENTS
- PLAN YOUR COSPLAYS
- PLAN YOUR ACCESSIBILITY
- PLAN YOUR FRIENDSHIPS
- PLAN YOUR FREETIME.
now to explain each of these one by one, over the years i’ve been on the cosplay game.
1. PLAN YOUR CON
OOOOOH you wanna go to a con? why? why are you going…. NO REALLY. WHY ARE YOU SPENDING ETC ETC TO GO TO A CONVENTION. if you can’t face this then why are you going? this is number ONE because if you try to go to a con without a purpose, you will ALWAYS without FAULT be disappointed. it’s like going to a fan fiction site expecting great work and clicking on the first fan fiction you find. #enoughsaid.
2. PLAN YOUR BUDGETTTTTTTTTT
toooooooo important. IF you are cosplaying an object and wish to buy something you should understand that money is a thing. Always plan out what you can buy and how much you can buy it at the dealers room & 90% can be found cheaper online. The difference is at these conventions people will try to charge you because of your ignorance of the true rate of the prices at hand. Never be afraid to offer a deal on something that you want to buy. If you don’t understand this then listen to me in the next paragraph to understand how to put in a deal to buy something at a cheaper price..
If something is eight dollars a pair then offer a deal if you buy three and you want to buy them al l at 20$ flat rate. I just got a pair of sunglasses for 20 dollaressss a piece. for three. Being educated and think about how to propose A deal to those that are selling these products that you wish to buy. I have saved so much money by simply putting out an offer and expecting it to be recognized. Not because it was honest, But because it was understandable and what I offered.
3. plan your events
Honestly I would look at a menu of the convention and choose 2 Events you wish to go to the most.After this I would say wait at the entrance of these events for three hours before these events and if arriving at these events you say that there is not a chance for you to be going to be the vents then stop. This is a surefire way to make sure that you enjoy the events that you wish to enjoy at the convention. Because if you have to wait three sorry excuse me five hours for an event that you want to go to you need to go to a smaller convention.
4.. PLAN YOUR COSPLAY .
Lord Jesus please listen to this. If you have a cosplay pleaseee for the love of all that is holy cosplay, prepare for what you plan to do.
The challenge I set for you is to walk around in your daily life for a wonderful day in your cosplay if you can pass this then you’ll be fine at a little cosplay con and or whatever convention you are attending but otherwise assess the issues at hand when you feel as though they arise. Too many times we feel as though everything is okay until we actually wear what we feel as though is perfect.
5. plan your accessibility.
Simply put don’t count yourself a accessible when you are not.
6. PLAN your Friendships.
If you know that you have friends attending this convention, for the love of all that is holy make plans with these friends. It enriches your experience if you’re able to enjoy something with someone else, not to mention if you are able to drink and party with the same people.
A secret plan on enjoying this convention is that you bring your own liquor and know your limit for drinking, Because that would make it so that no matter what is going down you are in route to enjoy yourself because you know how to do so.
7. Please PLAN YOUR FREEEETIMEEE.
Enough said in the title of this bullet.