View Poll Results: Your position on Conventions?

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  • I hate them, it's one thing to watch anime/read manga on your own time, but this, no thanks.

    2 11.76%
  • No the whole thing seems a bit silly to me.

    2 11.76%
  • Maybe, it depends on the situation and who I'm going with.

    5 29.41%
  • I may attend them for a day or two, if there's one going on.

    2 11.76%
  • I love them, and attend them whenever possible.

    1 5.88%
  • I've never been to a convention, I don't really hold an opinion on them.

    5 29.41%
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile
    I live in the UK. Over here anime is stereotyped as either "just kids cartoons", "Japanophilia for nerds and internet junkies" and (to quote my brother) "...sick japanese anime porn" (i.e. some people think anime and manga is just hentai and nothing else).
    I think there may be one or two conventions in London, but I've never been to them (I should realy research it).
    Luckily, anime and manga is slowly (and I mean increadably slowly) becoming more mainstream, although that is mainly because of Yu-Gi-Oh, so you can see why its stereotyped as being kids cartoons.
    Yeah, exactly. That's the kind of bullshit that made me too spineless to go to conventions before. People's stereotypes. It's unfair how that works. Somehow these people got it into their heads that the more ignorant they are about a subject, the more their opinion matters. Slowly things are changing, and when today's 14 and 15 year olds are 24 and 25, there'll be this huge shift in perspectives. So many kids at the 13 - 16 juncture are being exposed to manga and anime because of the internet that when they become adolescents, their opinions will override those of people who don't know anything about it. That's my guess anyway.
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    my schools going to one on the 27th i think (all female school) i would go because i heard its in washington but..... i dont like to hang around to many females so... i dont think i want to go.(everyone in the anime club freaks me out)

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    My school's anime club was stupid. They watched the worst shows and they generally didn't know much. It was a good hangout place though, if we were short on one.
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    Conventions can't be unconventional. They have their own ammendment (Right to gather publicly) under the constitution. I don't LIKE many conventions, but I recentley went to the San-Diego comic-con, and that was so much fun that I might have to change my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold-NiTe
    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile
    I live in the UK. Over here anime is stereotyped as either "just kids cartoons", "Japanophilia for nerds and internet junkies" and (to quote my brother) "...sick japanese anime porn" (i.e. some people think anime and manga is just hentai and nothing else).
    I think there may be one or two conventions in London, but I've never been to them (I should realy research it).
    Luckily, anime and manga is slowly (and I mean increadably slowly) becoming more mainstream, although that is mainly because of Yu-Gi-Oh, so you can see why its stereotyped as being kids cartoons.
    Yeah, exactly. That's the kind of bullshit that made me too spineless to go to conventions before. People's stereotypes. It's unfair how that works. Somehow these people got it into their heads that the more ignorant they are about a subject, the more their opinion matters. Slowly things are changing, and when today's 14 and 15 year olds are 24 and 25, there'll be this huge shift in perspectives. So many kids at the 13 - 16 juncture are being exposed to manga and anime because of the internet that when they become adolescents, their opinions will override those of people who don't know anything about it. That's my guess anyway.
    When I say cartoons for kids, I mean cartoons for 5 to 8 year olds. Hell, the 14/15 year oldsw are some of the main stereotypers, I would try to explain why that is, but I don't want to have to rant about how society has degenerated (14/15 year olds over here are more interested in grafitti, skateboarding, screwing any slut they can find, lobbing bricks through windows, dropping stuff off of bridges onto motorways (called highways in the US), car jacking and joy riding, taunting the police, molesting pensioners and just generaly disturbing the peace and getting away with it, 'cos their parrents won't discapline them (parrents will even kick up a major fuss and even use violence when the police try to arrest and prossecut the little shits). And all that is just for starters.

    Damn it, I said I wasn't gonna rant but I did..........shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyDLuffysj
    Conventions can't be unconventional. They have their own ammendment (Right to gather publicly) under the constitution. I don't LIKE many conventions, but I recentley went to the San-Diego comic-con, and that was so much fun that I might have to change my mind.
    Unconventional, not unconstitutional. So what I was trying to say was analgous to asking if Conventions are too 'unique' and too crowd specific.

    But yeah, it sometimes occurs that people end up at conventions that change their opinions. This is a great thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon
    Most manga that 4-5 year olds watch isn't meant for them. I saw a five year old kid dressed as Inuyasha two years ago. I like that series too. I also know there's a reason it's rated 18+. >> When I was five, I watched Sailor Moon. No explanation needed.
    Before the CC forum got nuked, there was a thread with a news article about how a mother was outraged that her daughter had found a manga in her local library that had themes of rape, date rape, drugs, violence and other stuff. The manga was 18 rated (IIRC), and I think the girl was only 16, NEway the mother was kicking up shit about how stuff like that shouldnt have been in the young teen section. She is right, but she was also complaining about how "childrens comic books" like that manga shouldn't be published.
    I posted a reply about how in Japan, manga and anime are usually aimed at teenage to middle aged people, and so the problem was not the manga, but her stupid stereotypical views that manga and anime are just comics/cartoons for kids.

    People need to understand that although in the west, animation is primarily a childrens media, in asia animation is a mainstream culture for all ages. Its just another form of media, much like live action movies are just a form of media.

    I think that people who say that animation is for kids, and anyone who watches/reads it needs to grow up; are the ones who need to grow up themselves and realise that animation is a form of media that can be viewed by all ages.

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    im 15 and dont have much to say but my mom watches samurai champloo with me (and then she thinks Sagwa is a immature cartoon based on kittens)

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    Where i come from, no one but maybe 10 people know what anime is. Others don't even know Pokemon and the likes are japanese -_-
    Never been to a convention, too far away and no money. Never been in an anime club either. I had only two friends in highschool who liked anime so we would have a sleep over and watch anime for hours >_> That's it.
    Not interested in conventions anyway, too crowded for my taste.

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    I usually only go to Akon, but I've been to some other small one in Dallas... Animefest? I dunno, it wasn't great, I only went because some lady my mom knows paid for me to go and help watch her kids. Ha.

    I think it's fun if you group cosplay or something. Me + 4 other hot girlies were jrock two years ago & it was awesome. We also had the Poe Ball (http://www.realpoe.com/tours/tours.html), incase you saw us. But yeah, if you only hang-out at the dealer's room, it's really boring. & I have always either stayed at the hotel Akon is at or at a hotel that provides a shuttle to Akon. Driving to & from Dallas & then finding parking is way too much of a pain in the ass. I'd rather just shell out the extra $100 to stay at the hotel and enjoy the convention and time with my friends more. We also always stay for the whole weekend.

    Akon had better have an awesome band play this year, I was REALLY disappointed last year & that's always been my favorite part of the convention. Blah, I don't like jpop.

 

 
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