any advice on going to comiket? I'm going to the upcoming summer one.
I hope you like sweating and BO.
Shower daily and wear deodorant because no one else will.
yea i'm all ready for that.
ofc. I learned that from normal cons
how much money should I bring doe?
Man, it's bad enough in AX, but Comiket? Hopefully you get a mask so you don't breath in that sweaty ass air.
Do not, under any circumstances, follow the man with the hamburger flip flops.
Bring loli repellent.
What the fuck happened?
see I was going to go to AX but comiket is actually cheaper so yolo.
loli's aren't bad doe
lurk more you blatant newshit
nah I'm cool. thanks for the offer doe.
See you there nigga, I'll be the other obvious American wandering around in a sea of weebs
Plan your shit out.
If you want some limited goods from the corporate booth, then you probably need to take the first train. Hell, if the goods you want are from big names like type moon, you might as well camp the day before.
The doujin booths are all depending on your preference. I went last summer, and the contents of the booth were
D2:Fujoshit/Misc (trains, bikes)
D3:Misc artists (personally the best ones)
But it might change.
If you want to know whats out there and where it is on what day, they sell the comicket catalogue in akiba or you could just get the online version which is probably free
Brings lots and lots of change so you won't have to pay for a 500 Yen doujinshi with a 10.000 Yen note.
But Sup Forums told me Japs don't sweat and smell like rose petals all day without having to shower.
When is next comiket?
as I thought taking the first train is inevitable if I want the good shit huh? how about for cosplays, am I allowed to just take pics or do I need to go through certain procedures
Don't go, I feel bad when people like you get other people's goods.
eeehhh but I need them too
see you there
A few is nothing, but you talking about shitload cramped in one place here
Eat loads of beans and onions a few days before going.
but i'm black
To build up flatulance. Once you are there. hold in your farts until you find an area where lots of people are stuck in. Release all your built up farts at once, and put on your best ahegao face.
Bring some water. It is going to be incredibly hot so you don't want to have to worry about severe dehydration or heat exhaustion. There are vending machines and small tents set up that sell drinks, but you won't have time to deal with them if you're rushing around from one line to another.
Bring a small folding chair (and I mean really fucking small). If you get there really early you're likely going to spend a lot of time sitting down, and some of the lines move incredibly slowly so you'll have time to sit while waiting as well.
Bring some kind of towel to deal with how much you'll sweat. I don't care how fit you may be or how accustomed you are to heat - the weather is typically blazing hot and fairly humid, even though you're basically on an artificial island in Tokyo bay.
Bring sunscreen since you're going to be in the sun a lot unless you refuse to wait in any of the lines that go outside of the facility.
Bring a bag/backpack/thing-you-can-put-shit-in - I usually have a backpack and a smaller hand bag. I just dump stuff in the handbag once I buy something since I don't want to have to find a place where i can take a minute to put whatever I just bought into my backpack. Most of the isles are going to be absolutely packed with people so you won't have to opportunity to just stop and mess around with your backpack. Having something you can toss your crap into quickly helps keep things moving, and once you've got a bag full of stuff you can find someplace to sit down for a minute or two so you can organize that stuff into your backpack, or whatever else you're using.
You may want to bring some kind of small sandwich/onigiri/snack from a convenient store since finding food there is going to be a huge pain in the ass. You don't want to waste even 20 minutes waiting in line at the Family Mart (or is it Lawsons?) at Big Sight, so you want something you can pull out of your bag and eat quickly while waiting in a slower line.
Is there some kind of place fir me to put my things if it gets to a point where things are too much? Abb how small of a chair are we taking?
Don't be a fuckwit is the best advice I can give you. But you already sound like one.
So more specifically, my observations for C89.
Advice - know Japanese, it's embarassing to see a clueless foreigner. Yes there are always so many. You can hear constant announcements in Japanese about more and more foreigners getting lost and asking Japanese people to direct them to international help desks.
Advice - don't even come home from the second day. Otherwise you won't have a chance to get all the sought-after stuff you want. Hell, I even overheard some Japanese people saying they didn't even come home at all until the end of the third day.
Advice - End of the lines for popular circles are outside the buildings. Look for signs 最後尾 - end of the line, remember this. 列の途中 - middle of the line, don't go there, they'll throw you out.
Advice - it's rude to cross through a waiting line.
Advice - the free handout events in commercial booth areas will happen outside and will have lines starting forming about 30 mins before start.
Advice - if you see Comiket staff member coming and shouting 列移動します (Retsu idou shimasu) or 列通ります (Retsu toorimasu), get out of the way, they're moving a waiting line.
Advice - if you want to enjoy buying doujinshi at more leisure pace, just go to Comitia, Sunshine Creation or any other of the million smaller 即売会s out there.
How much of price increase of doujinshi should i expect if i ended up buying it from Akibahara? 20%?
Aslo,anything to note on Winter Comiket?
Has anyone ever been at GLfes? How tolerant is it towards men - and especially foreign ones?
don't even come home from the second day.
500 yen to around 700-750.
Thats a lot. Guess that a good reason to line up.
「Girls Love Festival 17」
No, but damn, I guess now I want to.
Yeah, especially on 3rd day where you'll want tons of stuff likely.
I somewhat know japanese. I can't read well but I can understand pretty well. I'm not planning on getting my hopes up with every exclusive merch but getting just what I can. But the last the things you said were really helpfu,l thank you.
Is this you?
Lol yea. Pretty cringy right?
Is this you, OP? http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25237414
I remember using a site before I went that had most of the recommendations and guidelines, stop being a faggot and use google.
You should only ask here about meetups or so.
Oh God, please you'll kill me with that. I was really weeby 2 years ago now it just makes me cringe
I checked Google, I just thought I should ask here. I didn't even think about checking here for meet ups though. Thank you.
tfw I will be in Kyoto those days and will miss it
Bring a towel. C88 was the sweatiest experience in my life.
Oh right I almost forgot am important part. So should I buy a hard copy of the cataloged? I know it's free now online but idk
You can buy most of the stuff over the internet (toranoana, melonbooks etc), staying in Kyoto is more comfy and cheaper. You can forget about the exclusive/best stuff if you can't get them in time.
For comiket you dont need the catalog for the entrance (may not apply to other events), if you already know the artists circles you want to buy from you don't need it, just use the webcatalog to map out your route.
If you want it as a memento, I guess.
Not related but what if i just want to get second hand doujinshi and cds?
There are a few lockers at the train station but they will be taken long before you arrive. The size of the chair really depends on what you are willing to carry around with you all day.
If this is your first time then maybe, but you should be able to plan everything online and print out maps via the web catalog. The physical thing is huge and unwieldy, and you certainly don't want to be carrying that thing around with you while you're walking around. If you're opening the thing up for information in the middle of the event then you probably already fucked up. I guess if you're screwed out of any internet access then that may be one reason but honestly the thing is just a paper weight.
I'll be going hopefully to meet up with Okayado and get a tanktop signed. I'll see what kind of merch they've got and maybe browse around a little but there's nothing that I've seen announced that's "must have" for me yet.
If other anons see me feel free to say hi or whatever. I love in Japan and speak fluent in moon so if you need a translator for something feel free to ask too.
Nice, fucking autocorrect. Anyway yeah if anons need help at comiket with anything and happen to spot me I'm more than happy to help.
Use the archive you fuckwit.