ANIME NORTH IS IN MAY BUT I'M POSTING THIS IN NOVEMBER
Yes, Canfags (and northern-Americanfags) that's right, this is the official Anime North thread for AN 2011.
It's May 27-29, at the Toronto Congress Center, in Toronto, Ontario.
WHO IS GOING AND WHAT ARE YOUR COSPLAY PLANS?
Also, this is the new thread for the tf2 panel @ Anime North too I guess. Can we get an up to date cast list, if anyone's got one?
Awesome, I figured one of these would pop up sooner or later. I shall be there as a RED soldier for a day and a BLU Heavy for another, also I'm a part of the cast as the Heavy. You'll have to ask 8D for the cast list.
I'm going as BLUgineer-- I might get a table, too, if I can actually get the resources together in time.
idk about anything else, I'm pretty new to this TF2 business.
Hey, I'm here!
Never hurst to get prepared early (I say as I glance over to my freshly dyed BLU Medic coat).
As well as Medic, I'll also be doing BLU Sniper with Ol Snaggletooth and Darwin Danger Shield (and, unrelatedly, Joan from Clone High)
As far as the panel goes, I won't be hearing anything until January at the earliest.
As for who's on the panel, I hadn't expected to lose the thread so I didn't have it written down anywhere else. What I do remember is that we still need:
Every other class is on already.
Busted-PC - Heavy
Myself - Medic
The Goddamn Francis - Pyro
Stubs - I do believe you volunteered to be Engie, but I could be wrong
Clarr - Sniper
I don't recall who claimed Soldier and Spy isn't on the chan.
If someone does a good ScoutMama/Announcer/Saxton Hale, they will be welcome.
Also, mein Heavy and I will be performing in the masquerade.
Hurp, durp, I only just remembered
This is the Soldier we've got for the panel
and this Spy
we don't have a scout yet? that's crazy.
and yes I did call Engie. Really really looking forward to AN this year. :D
No kidding, seeing as how there are always +9000 Scouts.
Excellent, I got it right and I am terribly excited too if it wasn't totally obvious
Also, it's been driving me crazy
Is this Engie you?
Lol, yeah. That's me. Do you have any other pictures of me? My hand drive blew up and I lost them all. :T
I don't, sadly, but you do feature in
GENTLEMEN, BEHOLD, WE HAVE AN ANNOUNCER FOR OUR PANEL
Just checking in to say I'm going as a Demoman and I can't wait for May.
Are you serious? Oh god, this thread keeps getting better and better.
FUCK YEAH :D this year's gonna be so effing sweet man.
A Demoman you say... according to our list you're one of the two classes we're missing for the panel...
I'm tentative. Why did you guys ask me to be The Announcer, though? I thought I was okay to be Sniper.
Moe didn't explain to me anything we were doing about the panel. Ask-the-Team or just a general discussion panel? I am so confused
Well, it sounds like a party and a half, but I have the same concerns as Clarr (>>230). I would love to go and participate in the panel, but what are we going to do? An Ask-The-Team? Discuss gameplay, weapons, updates, etc.?
Wat, Moe didn't tell me who he asked, the choice is up to you.
VONDERBAR, who were you last AN?
It's a Q&A panel, the audience will ask us questions about anything related to the game (including fandom) and we'll prep stuff to talk about in case people run out of questions
Sweet, well my questions have been answered and I'd love to be part of the panel, if you guys will have me.
Last AN I went in a very terrible Spy costume with a very nice Ambassador (I'd like to think so anyway).
You're on, and I'm sure your costume wasn't that bad, post a pic
Yeah uh. I'd rather be the Sniper for now, I'm not sure I'll have enough money to get that wig.
Fine by me, Sniper is more crucial than Announcer anyway
Derp, I really can't find any good pics, so have this retarted one with the only Pyro that year.
I don't want to sound like a creep, but I think the Blue helmet on the left is you. You were a Soldier, right? :/
It's a decent pic, and yes that's me. You also got Busted-Pc in the shot (the Demo with Blue pants and no nades)
AussieAmmo's in there too. RED Sniper to the far left. I'm sure there's others, but that's who I recognize lol.
Also, this was at the VALVe shoot on Saturday, right?
Yeah, I was going to mention her, but once again, chan names slip my mind. I know the Medic in behind Busted has been on here a few times, but is an Anon (I'm pretty sure) and that Fem Scout is probably the one we're going to end up with for the panel if no one else comes forward.
And yeah, that was part of the class shoots on Saturday
D: I was upset I didn't go to that. It looked like a lot of fun.
It was ridiculous, here's the video if you didn't see it earlier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy11tcfOb2g
Man, tons of channers in my pictures! I think I know the Fem-Scoot.
I see myself. I wan't there on Sunday, but I think there's a video of the little gathering. You're probably in that one.
Is there anything else to really discuss for AN at the moment? I wish it was closer to May already.
>closer to May
I don't. I have a Gunslinger that's only just started.
>anything else to discuss
bombard the thread with ideas for things to talk about during the panel. They don't have to be serious ideas (in nature or suggestion)
WE HAVE A SCOUT NOW
Anyone who went last year should remember the Bonk Intervention...
And if you don't:
Which Scoot? I see two.
The one with the blue down his face
Took part in it, and I think I want to hump you for bringing me this news. I love that man and am looking forward to seeing him again.
I shall get my post-update revenge.
As for the panel, I think we should discuss the nature of a lot of popular pairings. Like how the given characters feel about it.
Does Medic think Heavy/Medic porn is embarassing or does he have nothing to hide?
Does Sniper try to coax Spy into a crocodile costume, damn scalefag he is?
Does Spy know about the relationships of every person on his team and has pictures as proof?
IS SCOUT REALLY FUCKING EVERYBODY?
Soldier seems to be the type to object to becoming prison gay. What is his opinion on Helmet Party and Mad Bromance between him and Demo?
That sort of thing.
It's simple: everyone is gay always.
Excellent start, I'm sure it'll get totally silly and lead to more ridiculous topics
And an hour later I realise that that could be interpreted as humping at the panel could get very silly and lead to ridiculous topics
I saw that Helmet Party .gif from last year, I wouldn't doubt it.
>IS SCOUT REALLY FUCKING EVERYBODY?
I can see this leading to humping.
Is he alright?
That wasn't so much a helmet party as a sponatnious orgy
Is who alright?
The drunk scout.
He wasn't drunk, that's just how he acts when he's very happy
Really? Fuck i want to chill with him when he's happy then. Can't wait for an now!
He'll be at DTAC next month, as will most people here I do believe
Best part of the video for me was either the vanilla chocolate swirl bit, or when he said 'Have many of you have ever heard of yaoi?' Big smiley face.
I definitely prefer him to some of the really obnoxious Scouts I met. No-one from here, but on Saturday morning right when I got to the con, before the bloody thing opened I got attacked by a Scout who spewed off domination lines at an alarming rate and bonked me repeatedly on the head and kneecaps. Sure, I was wearing a hardhat and kneepads, but I had a headache all goddamn day.
Sure, it was prolly because I was hungry and it was really hot in my costume and a million other things, but I want to blame it on that Scout so I am.
That bit was hilarious, and he brought up ya-oi because of something that he'd done the night before
And even though obnoxious is in the job description, that is a bit much to go whacking someone about the head that's not just for the lolz
Derp, on this note who will be going to DTAC? I'll be there in the evening as Nick from L4D2, because my Demo cosplay is far from done.
Wait, you're going as Nick? That's awesome, I'm doing the same thing.
Nicks, Nicks everywhere
Just look for a Nick that's not a man. That's me.
8D, are you going? I want to legitimately meet you, not just point you out in pictures or stand next you you when you're spinning your Minigun. :/
Oh I'll be there alright, no minigun this time. I look forward to dorking around with you
My medic bailed, so I'll be the one with the trenchcoat and wings
Can we... not? Go heavy on the pairing stuff, I mean?
It's just because the attendance to the panel is not all going to be channers, I think the bulk of people attending are more likely to be people who just play the game and are interested, not necessarily people who take part in the fandom. This isn't Hetalia, kids.
And I'm sorryyyyyy.
School raped me in the ass and I couldn't finish sewing my coat. SOB
Just do what I did, put off everything until the last minute and almost never study for any tests.
Though that may explain why it took me 6 years to get my Bachelors degree...
No worries, those are the joke suggestions, we're all sensible people here.
It's okay, I already know you weren't going Medic, Bon told me last night that she pulled out her Medic stuff and it was mostly wrecked so she's going with an easier alternative.
Long story short, I'm an angel because my Medic turned into a zombie
Bumping for great justice and a quick DTAC post because it's really not worth making a new thread for. Just wanted to say it was fantastic to meet all you guys finally and I had a awesome time, even though I was only there for the end of the con.
Pic related, the only thing missing is a tin of cookies. THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU ALL AND I WILL GET YOU SOMETHING FOR NEXT CON. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
Just a start. There's only so far I think we can get away with talking about pairings, anyways. And like you said, we're all mature adults, and we know there's more to the game than pairings.
'SAY, ENGIE, HOW'S THE UPDATE FEEL?'
'SO, DEMO, NEW EMBLEM, HOW DO YOU RESPOND?'
I'm shootin' wild!
...but really, derpy suggestions but aw well.
I ruv you too, SO MANY COOKIES
I didn't see you at DTAC, and not only was I dissapoint, but you didn't get your present either
I have no money at this time of year. You guys were talking about it, and I totally wish I could have gone. AND I HAD A PRESENT? This is news to me D:
You'll get it at AN or MTAC if we both should happen to go
When's MTAC? I assume it's in March, and if it is it's prolly a no-go because I don't start getting paid decently until the end of March. Anime North I will definitely be at though.
I have no clue, I'll find out later I suppose
The internets say MTAC is March 19-20, 2011. So the second last weekend of March. I hope everyone can go!
Fine by me :D
I can do that provided my job gets really awesome really quickly. Thing is, I'm going to see Lady Gaga in Ottawa two weeks before that so money might be tight. We'll have to see I guess.
Ah, just wondering... Are you guys missing anyone? And I mean anyone. Announcer, Scoot's mum, any classes?
I'm kinda wondering if I should join up. -shrug-
I think we have all the classes, but a Mama Scoot or Announcer would be good. Saxton Hale as well.
As much as I'd love to do Saxton Hale... haha, that's not going to happen.
But yeah, if you guys need anyone, I'd be willing to give it a shot.
Excellent, I was going to recruit you, but the positions filled up faster than I'd expected and I didn't know if you'd be up for/actually wanted to do anyone else
If you can come up with a good costume, you're on
Alright, put me down as the Admin.
Now to get a good wig.
ANNOUNCEMENT, WE'LL BE MAKING A FACEBONK PAGE IN THE NEW YEAR TO RALLY INTEREST AND CONVERSATION IDEAS
I did say the other thread before the crash that I would love to be a Scout Mom. Thing is, since I'm jobless and I don't know how long it will last I'm not sure if I'll be able to attend. Hopefully yes. But yeah I would love to join the shenanigans.
Seriously, all we're missing now is Miss Pauling and Saxton Hale. IT'S ALL SO PERFECT. And so getting in on that facebook business.
I love you guys.
Well we all hope you can make it (and send me those How To Train your Dragon files, dammit)
We love you too :D
OFFICIAL FACEBONK PAGE FOR THE PANEL
IT'S MAY 27th, MARK IT DOWN
So wait, I know the con starts on Friday, but is panel on the Friday to?
NO, IT'S THE 29th, SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION
NO, IT"S THE 28th, THE SATURDAY
OKAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH I AM EXCITED.
Changed on the Facebonk page.
I knew this page still existed.
In a huge twist of faith I stumbled on a trade with the alcoholic scout from last years AN! The guy who works for valve and had a fuckload of swag! Was checkin out his page and confirmed it because he has a list of cosplays he does.
I started chatting about the panel and how fucking awesome it will be, and he said he's likely NOT GOING AT ALL, but he wouldn't tell me why and I didnt want to piss him off.
I FOUND HIM THOUGH LOL FUCKING AMAZING MAN I WANT TO BEAR HIS CHILDREN
ADD HIM : https://steamcommunity.com/id/rainbowandras
Yea, Andras is a good friend of mine. I really hope he's able to come this year. I miss him. Why must I be stuck in America while all the cool people are in Canada?
Thanks for the bump, we could really use it.
He's a good friend of mine too and Lol, he's not alcoholic. Bonkaholic, that's another story...
Also, I just remembered something extremely important. Will one of you Canadians please marry me? I want to move up to Canada as soon as I can, and this seems like the easiest way. While I prefer females, beggars can't be choosers.
Fuckin awesome, you 2 know him.
Why isn't he going then?
Oh yeah goddamfrancis, he said he's probably leaving soon, maybe tto the states? :D
And if he's not a alcoholic holy fuck he did that well
Andras is a good buddy of mine <3
I could use a roommate(s).
It's a very long story.
And what do you mean when you say he's leaving? (just curious)
If I get into Ryerson, I'll take you up on that
Dunno exactly now but I was asking him why a bunch of times, I think I was pissing him off and he said something like "well I'm probably leaving soon / who gives a shit
Then he started apologizing a lot I AM A FAGGOT HUMP MY RUMP
But what is it? We can chip in for his ticket :)
Like what >>1095 said, it's a long and personal story. A place like this isn't the best place to talk about this. If you have any questions, you can talk to me on msn messenger. E-mail is up above.
JUST BOOKED MY HOTEL ROOM, SO EXCITE. IS ANYONE ELSE STAYING AT THE CARLINGVIEW?
Yeah, I brought this up on the Facebonk page, but I /might/ not be able to attend as the Administrator... It all depends on what day it is... If it's immovably on Saturday... I /guess/ I could scrap my plans... but if it's on Sunday, I can't. I'll be babysitting that day.
Bottom line : If it's:
Saturday, HRNGH... I can try.
No panel has even been confirmed yet. No clue if it is Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Sadly they've not gotten back to me yet. Perhaps I should re-submit?
If Anyone is looking for a room still, I might be able to offer something. I'd have to check with my friend who's friend has the room booked, but as far as I know we're still looking for a few more people to split the cost. We've got 4, but with 6 the room would be $84 each for both night I guess. We're at the Radisson right beside the TCC so it's a great deal. Email me if you're interested and I'll see what can be cooked up.
Get everyone to sign up in the database at anpanels dot com. Make sure they use the same title.
You have two people signed in to 2 diffeent titles that seem to be TF related.
Hang, I'll merge them.
Kinda wondering what that's got to do with Japanese cartoons, but we do have a quota for gaming stuff...
Done. Get your peeps over there pronto.
PanelGuru seemed to be pissed that you were running an in-character TF2 cosplay panel. You should talk to him about it.
I wanted to run a plain old discussion panel, I submitted an app for that.
Yes, I was wondering about the other application. Perhaps I should change the panel description?
Even if it turns into something completely insane, I think it should be listed/put in as a plain discussion panel. Better to air on the safe side and get on the good side of the can staff.
Just to make sure I don't derp too hard what is the exact title we should use when subscribe to the anpanel thing?
Seconded, I could use that info as well.
Agreed, I'll change the description.
Tf2 Panel, I guess. I'm not sure
I can't edit the actual panel info apparently, so I asked on the forum. I hope Fingers doesn't get more pissed...
It shouldn't be called a discussion panel if it's going to turn into an in-character derp panel. People who came there looking for actual discussion will get pissed.
Well, the answer was 'Huh?' anyway, so I will just tell her, thank you for all of your co-operation
Who else has signed up?
NO ONE INCLUDING ME KNOWS HOW THIS IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN, SO I POST INFO
Panel: 4 peeps (or so). NO AV. NO MESS
(ONLY 3 OTHER PEOPLE NEED APPLY)
Suppose I wanted to join a panel not host one do I register in the same forum as you have stated?
Yes... Using "Hosting" to describe anyone behind the table. Compare to "Attending" for the audience, and "Moderating" which is probably what you thought of
(THIS IS WHERE YOU GO)
You'll get with your badge a copy of the schedule you've commited to be on. This should be signed by the other people on the panel/workshop to get your swag. And turned in to collect (As a backup we try to email the same data to you a little in advance)
Panels are defined as starting On the hour, and ending at 10 to. It is okay to stretch to 5 to if you really hafta, but then you should clear out. There are clocks with AN Standard Time on them. Use Them! Them's are expensive pieces of modern technology! Your responsibility is to *end* on time. If for any reason whatsoever you have to start late, you *still* have to stop on time (okay, you could stretch it to 2 to then) but your panel starts late, it's your problem to end on time.
(DETAILS) I HOPE THIS WILL DO
PROBABLY SHOULD'VE MENTIONED YOU'RE SIGNING UP FOR TEAM FORTRESS 2: Meet The Team
AND FOR MORE QUESTIONS, CONSULT
AND THE PANEL DESCRIPTION SHOULD PROBABLY BE THE SAME AS MINE.
"From tentaspies to rocket-jumping, this is your chance to ask the team about the TF2 universe"
(it's not exact, but pretty much)
THAT'S ENOUGH SPAM FOR TONIGHT, I'LL POST INFO ABOUT ACTUALLY PICKING STUFF UP AT THE CON NEXT MONTH
We only need 2 more people to sign up, TheGoddamnFrancis has just done so.
Pyranda, you should be one since you've been co-managing. However, if you're unsure about avaliability, that's okay.
ALSO SEEKING A BACK UP SNIPER, ANYONE WANT TO BE SNIPER ON THE PANEL?
THIS JUST IN: we've passed the minimum qualifications for approval! Huzzah!
GOOD JOB GUYS, ASSPATS ALL AROUND
cosplaying blu pyro for AN this year~ fixing it up a bit. also possibly engineer or medic
WE ARE OFFICIALLY APPROVED
BUT SOMEONE HAS TO BACK OUT, BECAUSE WE'RE ONLY TECHINICALLY SUPPOSED TO HAVE 4 PEOPLE SIGN UP AND HAVING 1 MORE IS A PROBLEM APPARENTLY
con is next month. you bitches excited?
fuck year I am.
There's going to be a TF2 skit in the saturday night masquerade and we require a RED Sniper and Spy. Preferably should know myself, TheGoddamnFrancis, Louis or Andras
BUMPING for the fact that the con is in less then a month. Holy jesus, who else isn't done their costumes?
I had Medic done months ago, but I just got roped into doing another one which has to be built completely from scratch.
Regardless, this is going to be epic
Me holy shit and I have a table in the artist alley and I don't have shit done yet. Aaaaa :(
But my wife's done college now and I'm still in school so she's gonna make my Gunslinger for me because she's my babydoll. ;D
Other than that, I just need to fix the patched on my shirt and I'm good to go!
One out of two cosplays is 98% done. I need new aviators for RED Sniper because the ones I currently own are a little too big and keep falling off my face.
My other cosplay still needs a few things done and I need to kick myself in the ass and tackle the sewing machine soon.
First off: what day is it, and what time to what time? I need a realistic idea of how long this is going to be. I'm too lazy to go check the facebook.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO STAND IN THE GIANT LINE TO GET YOUR PASSES IF YOUR ARE A PANELIST.
Bring your Pre-Registration or your moneys to the panelist registration table in the Double Tree. You will get your passes there, you do not need to stand in the giant line.
GURU, Y U NO GIVE US TIMES YET?
REALLY? THAT'S PRETTY AWESOME but i still have to stand in line anyways because I'm with a group of friends who have to I AM A FAGGOT HUMP MY RUMP
Lol, have fun with that
I was supposed to go, then not because oh hai lack of job, then I might be able to get in after all but I'll be loosing pretty much all of my Saturday acting as a Den Mom for the Masquerade... Which is quite fitting considering my costume... So there's a good chance I might see you there guys.
Saturday at 3:00 in Niagara (Sheraton)
And how long do we expect it to be?
ALSO do I get a present at AN? You mentioned a present that I missed and I was looking for something in this thread and was reminded that I had a present.
Your present is being able to be around me. Just being able to see can make women become instantly pregnant.
An hour, and Ah yes, I recall that. I think it's somewhere on my desk, if not, I'll make another one :)
So guys, I can't wait until this fab con, but I looked at the calender today and saw there are 10 days until AN.
>My face when
Time please stop I am not done my shit
For those interrested since it hadn't been posted: photoshoot/gathering infos.
Friday 6pm Double Tree lobby
Saturday Noon at the grassy area in front of the TCC
Anyone can confirm this? I got that from the list in the forums and on cosplay.com (which is basically the same list).
I'll be there Friday, although since I'll be helping around with the skit contest I'll be around for about an half hour so I guess I'll see most of you on Saturday.
I haven't heard anything, I guess we can just assume this is it
Confirmed on the official photoshoot list under "Valve 2011"!
I'm such a lurker. Meeting people in person is going to feel weird.
Well, no one'll know you're a lurker until you mention it
Bah, everyone feels like a weird lurker the first time they meet these faggots. We're not the scary.
*not THAT scary
Also, tomorrow is last-minute costume touches! Fucking right!
ALRIGHT SO THIS JUST OCCURED TO ME.
Where is the Sheraton? Because I don't have a car if it's outside walking distance.
Same side than the Double Tree just pass the overpass. So it's within walking distance and there's also a bus making the round between the TCC, the Double Tree and the Sheraton (which was known as the Renaissance before).
Oh, you're a lifesaver, thank you! That's great to hear. rofl, sounds like it's very close to my motel actually.
Definately gunna be there the whole con practically as engie. No I won't have my sentry from last year, nor will I be able to bring my dispenser from this year.
I wanted to hit both photoshoots, but it looks like some crazy person scheduled Friday Night Magic at 5pm instead of 6:30 like every other place Ive ever been to.
So you will most likely find me in the card game area with my golden wrench and toolbox on friday.
I won't be missing ol saturday's gathering fer anything.
Shall we re-convene the table of 26?
I'm not going to be in TF2.. so if someone wants me around at To26 you'll have to call me :(
YOU BET YOUR ASS TABLE OF 26 IS BACK ON
Look forward to seeing you again
If you guys get bored on Saturday+Sunday, keep an eye out for our small horde:
FemSoldier, FemDemo, FemSpy, FemPyro, Engie+ Scale 1:1 Lv 3 sentry and a Heavy.
BUG US. WE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.
>>1588 If I can, I'll personally make sure to drag your ass (and the rest of your person too) there.
>>1594 That said, would it be possible to do that Friday after the skit contest? Saturday will be pretty busy for me between photoshoot, diner with friends (planned last week) and being a den mom at the Masquerade for the first time ever. (The reason why I'm able to go ). So I know it's kind of a last minute request but it would be wonderful.
You'll have one RED Scout mom bugging you big time here. Well, if I end up having sometime between everything.
Captcha: potals. Not quite the right game there, Captcha...
That's what I was thinking, I and a fair few of my friends are in the masquerade too.
MERE HOURS REMAIN
i wish i had a picture of my 'slinger to show you guys, because it is so fucking cool, you don't even know!
friday isn't cosplay day for me, but saturday i'll see you all, in costume!
FLAWLESS VICTORY, NOW DO IT AGAIN
Can I get a photo dump? I actually LOST MY FUCKING CAMERA and so I lost all the pictures I'd taken too D:
...And then the chan went down. Oh well. Dumping a few pics that I managed to take on Saturday since I was a really late sniper.
Dat gunslinger of tampon boxes
Close-up on the awesome sentry gun. Just missing some ammo belts there.
Aaaaaand, far away pic of the Meet the Team panel! You guys did a pretty good job considering this was the first time something like this has been done(?). I think you could have had more in-character discussion and replies to those "What's your favorite..." and "What's the best experience you've had..." questions though, but it was nice to hear your anecdotes! LOVED Spy and Heavy.
hey now, I was in character the whole time. Although nobody probably could understand me. Basically we went into this without any preparation. We just winged the entire thing. Also, if anyone has anymore pics of myself (tall red/blu pyro) and the two shorter pyro's, that'd be awesome.
This wouldn't be the first time you've done this sort of thing without preparation, would it?
Well, normally I do come prepared, but I didn't think that the condoms would have been needed for the panel.
Maybe they might've, with that one girl interested in what it would take to get your mask off.
OH HO HO
Going as a BLU Demoman!
I've already started on the gun, and I've got the red, white shirt and beanie hat for it too. I'm gonna start making the rest of the clothes soon enough.
I, uh....wait, what? Are you talking about next years? Or are you just really late on the reply?
Maybe you're just The Doctor. Yea, I'm going to go with that one...