The Convention’s Field Guide is a series on lending folks a hand, while they’re out in the field for an event.
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Comic Fiesta 2019
No PTSD flashbacks…yet. Until after Comic Fiesta’s over.
Anyways, this is.
The Convention’s Field Guide: Comic Fiesta 2019.
What we know?
Every year, Comic Fiesta is known for many things.
Good, bad and…annoying things, that anyone attending the event can overcome.
Now let’s beat the sheet out of each one. ψ(｀∇´)ψ
00 – The Elephant In the Room 🐘
We’ll go over some of these later, but the most important ones to note are,
- No Realistic Guns
- No Dangerous Props
- No Indecent Costumes
We here at SIR honestly don’t mind what people want to cosplay/wear at events, it’s your stuff and we respect that.
However, in the context of December 21st, the same day Comic Fiesta Day 1 and this other event is taking place, please avoid certain cosplays for safety reasons.
But what event is this anyways?
The KL Summit is basically a gathering of Muslim leaders here in Malaysia.
Just a reminder that we’re still in Malaysia, which means…complications.
Also Dr Mahathir’s going to be there. 😮
Which means there will be…ALL THE SECURITY. 👮♂️🚓👮♀️
Because of this, if say, someone were to cosplay a Military Soldier or some revealing character…expect trouble.
Especially the Military cosing folks. Who may tempt the security teams into tackling, detaining and/or arresting someone cosplaying as them. 🤔
Basically for Fs (The Respect btw) sake, don’t take the risk, by trying anything funny. (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
If you want to do either of these cosplays, consider moving it to Day 2 when the KL Summit is long gone, otherwise cosplay at your own risk on Day 1.
What about props you ask? Best to check with the Prop Check counter.
…somewhere at the event. Comic Fiesta hasn’t announced this yet. ._.
But like the above solution for certain cosplays, skipping those props for Day 1, and moving to Day 2, is the safest bet.
Okay, Elephant dusted. Now on to the Comic Fiesta Fight Guide. ψ(｀∇´)ψ
- 01 – Event Traffic Jams (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
- 02 – Cosplay Gatherings (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ ☜(ﾟヮﾟ☜)
- 03 – Attendee Camping 🏕
- 04 – Taking Photos 📷
- 05 – Final Notes 👀
01 – Event Traffic Jams (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
Traffic Jams suck. Don’t suffer through it and/or be the cause of it.
Even Comic Fiesta itself admits this stuff happens all the time.
- KEEP Walking/Moving. 🏃♂️🏃♀️
- Do you like to move it move it? YES OR YES?
- Get out of people’s way.
- See people coming? DODGE!
- Stand like a statue,
- You’re not museum property. Are you?
- Block the main route.
- You’re not Adblock, now piss off.
Yall have legs to move right? THEN MOVE THEM OR LOSE THEM.
Unless you’re sitting down, move aside to let people who are rushing through.
In The Field Strategy
Comic Fiesta at KLCC will always only have ONE Entrance and Exit (Exhibition Hall 1), but here’s some advice for how to rush through.
When Indoors, Keep close to the Left Walls with Doors until you reach Hall 1, it’s the closest route to GTFO.
When outdoors, there are multiple routes in the KLCC park to maneuver around just keep an eye out on which side is less crowded, and keep moving.
You can also access the Underground Tunnel (KLCC Route), that should get you close to the KLCC Entrance Tent.
Side note, intel from one of the events happening at Comic Fiesta indicate that, the KLCC Indoor Walkway will be available from 1 pm onwards.
How accurate this information is remains to be seen.
02 – Cosplay Gatherings (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ ☜(ﾟヮﾟ☜)
Cosplay group gatherings, whether by small parties or arranged big groups, are always amazing to see in the field. But some advice,
- NEVER attend alone, always have someone tagging along.
- Saikang/Assistant, friend, cosplay partner.
- Point is, never be alone in the field. Watch out for each other.
- When doing a photoshoot, avoid blocking the crowds.
- Unless there aren’t that many people, then go for it.
- Try photo shooting at an area that would avoid blocking people.
- Go LIGHTWEIGHT.
- Trust advice from veterans (We spoke to), don’t bring a lot of stuff, just bring the essentials, and yourself.
- Don’t know what to bring? Check out the following,
- (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ The Convention’s Field Guide: Beginner’s Class ☜(ﾟヮﾟ☜)
03 – Attendee Camping ⛺
Events get tiring, so that usually means camping somewhere at the event to rest and/or relax. So let’s look at what we’re dealing with at KLCC.
KLCC’s Outdoors has 2 types of areas, Doors & Windows.
If you’re looking to just sit around and rest, camp any Door area you find.
During Comic Fiesta 2018, these Doors were opened to evacuate outside attendees because of the rain. So you can camp here in preparation of that.
For folks doing a cosplay gathering or photoshoot, take the Window areas instead.
This way, you won’t obstruct people trying to enter or exit the hall if those doors are opened. 🤔
Avoid camping outside the Waterfall Door, as this Door is where the Hall 1 exit leads to.
Don’t block people’s way if you are around this area.
Alternate spots you can consider camping outside KLCC include these various shaded areas found across the KLCC Park.
Wherever you choose to camp, just keep in mind to avoid the main walkway where people will be passing by, don’t cause a traffic jam is all we’re asking.
The Good? Always available, very opened spacing, guaranteed to find a place to sit. (Comfort may vary.)
The Bad? Hot as F, need evacuation in case of rain, crowds causing jams.
KLCC Entrance Tent
This sprawling air-conditioned heaven/hell has space for a whole lot of people.
Where you choose to camp in this area is up to you, but keep your belongings close, eyes open and keep watch for anything.
Expect to see some Photographers setting up their photoshoot equipment here, and probably huge crowds lining up for event tickets.
Also, don’t expect to camp in here early in the morning, because we can guarantee that the place WILL be flooded with people lining up for event tickets at that time.
So you’re better off coming later if you plan to camp here.
The Good? No weather worries, no fear of causing traffic jams, more comfy than sitting on concrete outdoor floor tiles.
The Bad? Cold as F, likely only available after about 12-ish or when the long crowds have subsided, white fencing separators might be annoying.
04 – Taking Photos 📷
Because duh. Also some quick notes, to asking for photos. That includes you Uncles, Aunties, and “Thirsty/Gatal” F-Sticks.
1) Ask for Permit first
Be polite. Be an ASK-hole, by asking if you can take someone’s photo.
Not asking is just you being a dickweed and a creep. 🤔🤔🤔
How’d you like it if someone starts taking photos of you right in front of your face, without asking you first? 🤔
Pretty crap? Probably pretty crap. Don’t be crap.
Ask a permission, gain +1 Polite skill. (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞
2) No means no
If someone says no, just accept it and move on. You won’t die from not getting that one photo. 🤔
3) No touchy
Also, don’t start touching people or their stuff now, especially without permission.
Break any of these rules (Especially Number 3), and well…time to Yeet some MF-kers in the field. (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ 🧱
- Actually no, regular attendees don’t get physical.
- If someone is causing a ruckus, call in the Event Staff to handle these F-sticks.
05 – Event Notes
…it’s 2019. Let’s not pretend nothing happened. 🤔
For those going to the event, all you need to do. Is the one thing you’re very good at doing. Which is attending the event.
But, with one extra task.
Watch out for one another. Especially anyone you’ve met or know, isn;’t from Malaysia.
By right, regular foreign attendees, cosplayers or not, are not illegal.
But let’s not get the attention of certain troublemakers this weekend.
Let’s not let History repeat itself.
Do something for today, to save the future. (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Let’s do this. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
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