The Convention’s Field Guide: Beginner’s Class

The Convention’s Field Guide is a series on lending folks a hand, while they’re out in the field for an event.

*gives reader a ๐Ÿ–*

(โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž Check out the “Is it because it’s” Chinese Version here. โ˜œ(๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸโ˜œ)


Credits to (Source) for the featured image, the various sources seen in this post, if mentioned.

I DO NOT own the rights to any of the photos, videos or external material seen in this post, with a source linked to it, if mentioned.


So.

You’ve may or may not have been ACG Events before, or have, and you’re still confused about Events like these. ๐Ÿค”

If you’re still reading, congrats! Let’s GUIDE THE SHEET OUT OF YOU BEGINNERS!

“But wait! I’m not a Beginner! I’ve been to these events for YEARS!”ย 

Well year coming along too! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND! ฯˆ(๏ฝ€โˆ‡ยด)ฯˆ


Checklist

Unsure about what to do? Checklist the following 3 things,

01 – PACK! YOU F-

02 – SLEEP! YOU F-

03 – EAT! YOU F-

Wait, what’s that?

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Credits to yokoxminato for the GIF. Source.

01 – PACK! YOU F-

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Credits to yokoxminato for the GIF. Source.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR AN EVENT, always checklist the stuff you need.


Core Essentials โญ

Wallet for Money? ๐Ÿ’ธ

Event Tickets ๐ŸŽŸ, can’t enter an event without Entry Tickets. If you’re going both days, bring double the cash for 2 days worth of tickets. This can vary based on what tickets are available for the event. ๐Ÿค”

Merchandise ๐Ÿ›, always merch appreciated. Bring at least 3 digits worth of cash, as some items can cost the bare minimum of RM 100. D;

Transport ๐Ÿš—๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿšƒ, for getting around town. Travel cards like Touch & Go ๐Ÿ’ณ topped up with cash can get you anywhere by Train or Bus.

Food & Water ย ๐Ÿ‰, for surviving, duh. See 03 – Eat You F- for details.


Phone? ๐Ÿ“ž

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Source, for the gif.

Contact People ๐Ÿ“ก, for contacting people before, during and after an event. Be it on Social Media or a phone call for transport back with family or friends. (โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž

Selfies and/or photos ๐Ÿ“ฒ, for photo based memories and/or post event tagging. Also, ask for permission first before taking photos of any kind. ๐Ÿค”

Emergency Dekaranger Situations ๐Ÿš“, in case of troublemakers and/or lil shits that need some yeeting.ย Check out these Emergency numbers for various situations in the field, courtesy of the folks who run KLCC.

Police & Ambulance
999
Fire Department
994
Civil Defense
991

(โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž Check out this KLCC list for more important numbers. โ˜œ(๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸโ˜œ)

*Especially foreign tourists, always keep your Embassy numbers around.

Power Bank & Charger Plug/Wires ๐Ÿ”Œ, to keep your phone alive in the field. Don’t forget to charge up the night before an event.ย โšกโšกโšก

Also, don’t forget to bring the Power Bank/Plug with a wire. ๐Ÿ”Œ


Bottle Storage? ๐ŸŒŠ

Credits to Fablefire for the image. Source.

Listen to Fablefire’s Mudkip. (โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž


Bag? ๐Ÿ‘œ

To Carry everything you are bringing to and from the event.

Also doesn’t need any farm to start Carrying.


Umbrella? โ˜‚

๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒงโ›ˆ๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒง
ฮฃ(ใฃ ยฐะ” ยฐ;)ใฃ

In case the weather gets ugly, because rain. Also F the Weather. >:


Depending on what you’ll be doing at an event, you may need other stuff like,


Cameraman Class ๐ŸŽฆ

Camera/s? ๐Ÿ“ท

Backup Battery ๐Ÿ”‹ & Storage Chip, for long term camera usage and storage. You will be taking a LOT of photos, so bring backup.

Optional

Extra Camera Lens, for specific shots that need specific lenses. ._.

Photoshoot/Recording Equipment, skip if you’re just there to take regular photos.


Cosplayer Class ๐Ÿ•ด

Cosplay Costume? ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ

Wig & Wig Cap ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ, to ensure your hair doesn’t get itchy while carrying a heavy load of hair on your head.

Props ๐ŸŽฉ, optional unless it’s part of the cosplay. Bringย Superglue, to fix up damage from the field.

Makeup ๐Ÿ’„, includes a Comb,ย Safety/Bobby Pins ๐Ÿงท, Eyelash Glue.

Highly Recommended to bring Eyelash Glue, as it can help fix other items, like Wigs or Character Ears etc. ๐Ÿ› 

Optional

Saikang/Assistant ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ, Highly Recommended, but not needed if you cannot get someone. Other attendees in the field tend to look out for one another, just hang around fellow cosplayers.

Cosplay Merch, only needed when you are boothing, or have arrangements made with buys before meeting at the event.


Overseas Classย โœˆ

Passport ๐Ÿ…ฟ, can’t leave/enter a country without one. KEEP THIS SAFE.

Local Currency ๐Ÿ’ด๐Ÿ’ถ๐Ÿ’ท, can’t buy local stuff without local cash. There are plenty of money changers at airports, bus stations etc. Or alternatively, you can exchange cash in your home country first, before leaving.

Luggage ๐Ÿงณ, can’t transport stuff without a bag to carry it all. Keep an eye on what bags you bring.ย 

Permits ๐Ÿ“œ? (See 04 – Permits for more)


TL;DR

Pack a Wallet with Money ๐Ÿ’ธ, Phone ๐Ÿ“ž, Bottle Storage ๐ŸŒŠย , Bag ๐Ÿ‘œ and/or an Umbrella โ˜‚.

Go Lightweight, and Pay attention to EVERYTHING you bring ๐Ÿ‘€. Because F Pickpockets. (โ•ฏยฐโ–กยฐ๏ผ‰โ•ฏ๏ธต โ”ปโ”โ”ป (โ•ฏยฐโ–กยฐ๏ผ‰โ•ฏ๏ธต โ”ปโ”โ”ป (โ•ฏยฐโ–กยฐ๏ผ‰โ•ฏ๏ธต โ”ปโ”โ”ป


02 – SLEEP! YOU F-

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Always Rest well the night before an Event ๐Ÿ›.ย F that last minute packing, propmaking, <Insert other activity here>!

You can pickup where you left off, AFTER you wake up ๐ŸŒค, as getting some sleep is better than no sleep. ๐Ÿ’ค

An Event is not going to grow legs and run away, so you can arrive later. So, if there ever was a time to Malaysian Timing* something, do it for events. (โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž

*Malaysian Timing = Being late


Wait what? You can’t sleep?ย Well then,

Here’s a Jigglypuff, let it Sing you to Sleep. ;D


TL;DR

F last minute packing, sleep first and do it/continue when you wake up.

Also going late to an event is fine. (โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž


03 – EAT! YOU F-

Before, during, and after an event, always get something to eat ๐Ÿš.ย The last thing you want, is to FAINT at an event, Blackout and get sent to the PokeCentre.

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Source.

…wait what? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”


Anyways.

Sometimes having food early will cause your body to feel uncomfortable, for <Insert Science Related Reason Here>.ย A Nutritionist we spoke to on this matter gave this advice,

“If you can, try to take some warm water first in the morning, then wait about 45 minutes before taking your breakfast.”

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“The body then should be able to process food without much discomfort.”

Basically, drink warm water, wait a bit later, then eat. ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅช


TL;DR

Always EAT. ๐Ÿฅฃ

After waking up, take some warm water first then eat, to avoid morning discomfort.


04 – Permits

Source

Note on Permits for foreign attendees, (For Malaysia Events)

  • Foreign attendees are legally allowed to cosplay at ACG Events, without requiring a special Permit.
    • You’re still a tourist, even when cosplaying.
  • You only need a Permit for an event IF,
    • You are doing Business/Sales during the event, (Like having a booth etc)
    • You are performing/on Stage during the event, as part of the event’s activities.
  • Be wary of certain ‘Gatal/Thirsty’ people and/or troublemakers, who may approach you asking for ID/Passport/Permits.
    • If they do request to check, you have the right to ask for their ID to verify their identification.
      • If they provide, check with a nearby local if they’re legit officers.
      • If they don’t provide, they’re fakes, just call the cops on their ass for impersonation. ฯˆ(๏ฝ€โˆ‡ยด)ฯˆ
      • Legally speaking, only Police, Customs and Military Officers have the right to inspect people’s ID/Passports, anyone else who does it is breaking the law.
      • (โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž Check here for more information on this matter. โ˜œ(๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸโ˜œ)
    • If they’re legit officers, then let them check your ID/Passport.
      • Afterwards, get your ID/Passport back, and all should be okay.
    • In the field, these people are most likely to approach attendees cosplaying…well, see “Gatal/Thirsty” to get the gist. ๐Ÿค”
    • If they ask to check anything else other than ID/Passport, CALL FOR HELP.
      • Unless it’s Luggage content, then just let them inspect, you have nothing to hide.
      • Event Staff is Best, otherwise nearby locals.
      • Anything else other than ID/Passport is harassment at that point, so…fellow local attendees, YEET THESE FUCKS. (โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž ๐Ÿงฑ
      • Okay jokes aside, fellow local attendees, do not attack these people at all, but keep an eye on their actions.
  • Tactical recommends,ย  (Advice from ACG Scene Folks)
    • Stay in the Event Hall as much as possible.
      • Event staff can help assist if there is trouble.
    • Keep in contact with some locals, and/or your country’s Embassy.
      • The locals can help call in the Embassy big guns. (โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž
      • And take care of some trouble making locals using language you may not understand.

Anyways

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Good Luck, Commanders. ๐Ÿ™

( โ€ข_โ€ข)>โŒโ– -โ–  (โŒโ– _โ– ) <- This is you! ๐Ÿ˜€

You can do this. เผผ ใค โ—•_โ—• เผฝใค

Good hunting out there. (โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž

*END*


Author’s Note:

Thank you so much for reading!

If possible, I’d love to hear your feedback on what can we do better.

Be it the bad writing, horrible pictures, or just the fact I need more water, I’d love to hear about it.


Also,

(โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž Check out the “Is it because it’s” Chinese Version here. โ˜œ(๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸโ˜œ)

Check out more stories over atย S.I.R House, of Content 2019.


That said, siteinrelief has a Facebook page!

For some reason, a Tumblr now too! ๐Ÿค”

And also…a Twitter three.ย ๐ŸŽ„

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