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Summary of KumoriCon 2009 by JailBreakDesigns Summary of KumoriCon 2009 by JailBreakDesigns
Okay. So..

KumoriCon 2009 @ the Hilton in Downtown Portland Oregon.

Yeaaah.. Don't get me wrong. If you google this con you will surely find a LOT LOT LOT of negative info. there were so very many problems with the location and everything.. BUT! I did have a lot of fun. I will go into detail in my DA Journal entry.. But yes.. this photo is my summary of the con. It is almost perfect. lol

The security there were the worst. I can not stress that enough.

Example:

You stand still because you are waiting for someone to catch up.

Security: "HEY! You can't stand here! you have to move!"

You: "Umm.. I am waiting for my friend."

Security: "HEY! Look, don't get mad at me I'm just doing my job! You have to MOVE!"

You: "Well. Where do I move to than?"

Security: "I don't know but you have to move now!"

You pause to look around and see that there is open space all around you.. So you move a few feet to the left.

Security walks off.

Kumoricon Staff: "Hey. You have to move. this is a fire exit path!"

You: "What the fuck, I'm standing by a couch!? Where do I move to?!"

Kumoricon Staff: "It doesn't matter, you just need to move!"

You: "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-"


Sidenote: This photo was literally taken during one of those precise conversations.


Rikku: :iconrikkugrape:

Jill: :iconangeelahh:

Ninja Photo by ME!
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:iconbranded-curse:
Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For real! You gals look as if you had those huge WTF letters literally floating over your heads! :XD:
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ShayBerry Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
True dat homes. = n =
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spyke180 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
I had a horrible time at Kumoricon 2009.

My friend that was going to go with me bailed at the last minute.

and then I couldnt get in on Friday because of the fire marshall thing, so I wandered around Portland until my hotel roommate people returned my call.

The rave was okay, but all I could do was stand there and feel disconnected from everyone around me.

pretty much the only people that talked to me the entire weekend was my roommates and one of the vendors that sold me a bear hat. I guess that's my fault for being so emo but still...
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camname21 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Lol, ya don't be so emo and talk to everyone. Better yet, if you dress up people will talk TO YOU, or you can just make fun of yourself and hope some people near by laugh and start a conversation. ^.^
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Takingbackmaddy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Oh wow, I remember how stressful it was trying to reach the game room. I had a tourny to get to. My mom threw me through an area to get back down so i'd make it. She took the blame and sent me into line. It was pretty fun, I had nobody to talk to though.
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
aww.. thats kinda sad. Atleast you made it though
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Sugar-Babeh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Aha I remember walking past those girls. I only said like 2 really awkward things to them though. I liked their costumes a lot.

And yeah, I was the nurse again and they made me take off my face in the main lobby, which is where most everyone was. I was like "8C"

It sucked bawls
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yeh. Are you going next year? Why do you not glomp attack me when you are nurse? i <3 nurse! the camera shows you love.. if i can ever find you! lol
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Sugar-Babeh Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
xD Mayyybe
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SillyEwe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Student General Artist
The rules changing was a drag...
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camname21 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Sadly its not a high likelyhood that we will be at a different venue next year. On the plus side, we are having talks with the hotel so the retardedness of security is not an issue, along with (hopefully >.< ) better lines, more fun, and better registration. There will be more changes of course but don't knock us off your list yet. We do want you to have a good time :)

I'd like to see that picture framed somewhere next year, what about getting a T-shirt made of it ^.^
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Skirtzzz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
what a fat cheese dick. Id've kicked him in the kneecap.
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
lol
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ofaolain383 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Wow, this is so true. Though, honestly, the way things went down at the Hilton this year is how I felt about my first Sakuracon. Only, at Sak it was all YELLED at me to "move". Maybe I had a horrible Sak, maybe I got lucky at this con, all I know for sure from this convention is - dress as an adorable blonde trap with a giant teddy bear and people are really nice to you. o_O; Yup, that's what I learned from k-con.

Otherwise, dude, great picture. It really is the perfect photographic summary of the hotel security.
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HitsoriYumi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
I remember that...
That guy was a complete ASS hole
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popcrimes Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   General Artist
lol he looks like Dwight from 'The Office'

Man the Hilton was a horrible location for a con, I really hope it's somewhere more decent next year.

I think this photo really sums up the main issue with why the Hilton didn't quite work out, well done. XD
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tomthefanboy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Ugh, yeah. I really appreciated the Banquet and Event staff from the hotel. The guys that worked with us staffers were good. I had problems with the security guards too. I'm glad the hotel had them out and trying to "help". I just wish they would have worked "with" the convention rather than on their own. It was rough trying to work around them.

Total case of "There's never a cop around when you need one."

I found it hilarious that the best luck I had avoiding them was using the hotel staff elevator and back halls.

You really did capture that part of the con, everyone's expressions are perfect.
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camname21 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I don't think I saw anyone wearing a hat, and as for black shirt.. lol too many. Anyways that sucks, sorry to hear and see^ that happened. Being stuck in once place for long periods of time I didn't see too much of all this crap everyone keeps talking about, but I know the hotel staff were not the nicest service reps they are suppose to be. Next time come find a nice yojimbo to cry on their shoulder and see if they are able to figure out what's going on and hopefully resolve the problems. Peace.
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camname21 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
WHAT THE FUCK! lol, okay so I know it wasn't me telling you to move (there were couches?) what staff was bitching at you for that?
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Umm. I dont remember what he looked like. It was a guy tho. And I think a hat.. or a black shirt. Soo many peooople.. O_O
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ritsuko-chan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent photo. Really does sum up the con and all of the wonderful security. *rolls eyes*
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
lol. glad you like it XD i feel the same way *rolls eyes*
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xxxChihiroxxx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
.............. it was like just the two security in that one spot that bugged me, beyond that i had a good time with the rest of the staff (i found it ot be hotel SECURITY not hotel STAFF. Hotel staff I was actually having many pleasant encounters with. cept that one chub guy who was being an ass)
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DjDeathstar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
What the hell. Nazi staffers SUCK.

I've never seen this happen at a con before... tho I didn't go to KCon this year, I keep hearing all sorts of crap about the venue. XD
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yes. The stories are true. Anybody who says, "I liked it! It was best con evarr!" must have been to some horrible cons.

But yes, i did have fun with friends and making new friends. I just pretend the hotel staff weren't there. lol
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smiling-grouch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yyyyeah. Luckily I didn't have that problem since I was down in Artist Alley the majority of the time. I did have my fair share of run ins. Mainly I would go down the escalator in the morning, and by 10AM it was closed. Then I'd try to go down another way, then that'd be closed.

At least the security guard was nice when I wanted to get a mop to clean up a soda spill near my table.

I can't blame them in part for being crotchety because that was a lot of hyperactive people, a lot of energy, and a shitty location to deal with. Not to mention that I bet a lot of the con goers were copping attitudes with them. I guess they were doing their job, but damn. At least try to understand, guys.
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
yeh, I actually had less problems than most since I had a Press Pass which gave me access to areas without hassling with con staff or security.. But when I think of how much trouble others had.. eeek

I also understand they must have been tense.. with 5k hyperactive, unsupervised youngsters in crazy ass costumes running around.. I'd be on edge also.. but it's just that they treated everyone like.. caca. lol.

I made the best of it tho. Hope you did as well. ;D
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XichXliebeXdichX Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
So true. It's annoying, especially since it was my first con. D= Way to put someone off, eh? =_='
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Well I hope you had fun in any case. You should go to SakuraCon. It will rejuvenate your spirits! :D
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XichXliebeXdichX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
When I can afford it, I shall! XD
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unicornroses Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Yeah... I was there and this sums it up perfectly!!!
Seriously: I don't think the Hilton knew what they were getting themselves into. We need a bigger venue!!
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
oh no. they were overpowered and overwhelmed lol BIGGER VENUE PLZKTHX!
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unicornroses Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
I know!
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ArtKnife-Inc Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Crap allmighty that sounds horrid.

Oddly enough Ive never had such an issue. I must be lucky.

By the way, the Rikku and the Jill Valentine... you both look awesome.
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LadyPresaveer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Lol, We had a k-con "helper make us go upstairs and come back down so that someone at the top could count us on a little ticker and then he told us the venue was full so we had to go back up AGAIN. That was the worst local for a con EVER.
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VandorWolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
summary of Kumoricon is darn right >: ( sooo stupid.

"go this way"

"You can't go that way!"

"You are supposed to go that way!"

... "but we just came from there..." -.-
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Dru-Leppard Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Did you hear about the hilton staffer who told one girl to get hit by a bus so that there would be one less freak in the world.
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DjDeathstar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
No way. Seriously?!
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Dru-Leppard Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
*nods*
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TANGERINE-clocks Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
I hated that! ;A; drove me insane. they're hosting an anime con, no need to be so pretentious! yeesh. couldn't be anywhere.
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krizzygirl206 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand completely!!

I really hated that there were security bossing us all around. And the silly lines, too! I don't understand WHY they were blocking that one ramp to the bathrooms and escaladers. I wanted to punch them!

But it was still fun.
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telepaths Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture captures a thousand words about this year's Hilton con. Ooooh man.
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RikkuGrape Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
xDD That is sooo true! Oh man! I think I remember you taking this picture too.....It's my friend as Jill and myself as Rikku. xD Nice shot, by the way. This is totally perfect.
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AnGeeLahh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Look at you, you whore. With your boobs stickin out.

Slut.



<3333333333
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RikkuGrape Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Enjoy that. I know you will.
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Kuro-Tatsu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
I was laughing at the scenario you put down, but then died a little inside when I realized that that's how it was all con... T_T

And this picture really is a priceless depiction of how con was.
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AnGeeLahh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Thats me! :) I totally remember that being taken, too.
I was pissed cuz this wasn't the first time we were yelled at. It was ridiculous.

I showed this to my friends and they couldn't stop laughing. Great timing. I love your stuff.
I'm excited to see more! :D
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AnGeeLahh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Looking back, I think I should have shot him with my squirt gun.
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JailBreakDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
lol. you have it ready.. i was kinda hoping for it lol
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AnGeeLahh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
It must've been subconscious haha.
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