Good Morning European A&M'rs.
It's been a week since the survey was put up and there have been a total 7 responses.
Where people hail from (Alphabetically):
- France 1
- Germany 1
- Ireland 1
- Netherlands 3
- UK 2
All Western Europe, so air/boat/train fares won't be too bad, hooray! This seems to satisfy most people's travelling arrangements too:
- Anywhere in Europe 4
- Surrounding/Nearby Countries 2
- Dependent on personal circumstances at the time of the trip 1
- English-Speaking Countries only
It makes sense for at least one person not to travel, so what do our mother countries have to offer?
French food! Japan expo! - the largest Japanese convention in Europe - Summer. (mentioned by 2 users)
Eirtakon is the largest convention in Ireland, with >3000 attendees. There are some smaller cons too, but it's the main one of the year. There's not many otaku things in Ireland, but there are lots of pubs and tours if people want something different.
It'll probably rain.
A lovely convention (Name not given)
MCM Comic con which isn't just anime, so there should be something for everyone (although I think seeing as we are an Anime site that should be ok :P) & includes a fun party at the end.
Lots of other things to do in london, that are not anime related - if people want to do other stuff.
TomoFair - 3rd October (Japanese Culture Event) [Unfortunately, I think this is probably too soon for people to be organised around]
AnimeCon - June 10th-12th in the Hague
cosplay meet-ups in parks - we could easily gather at one of those.
4 people from here - of which 3 will probably go (3 answered the survey)
Other Events Suggested
"Kidnapping Toshinou Kyouko and putting them in a Tomato Onesie" >:(
In terms of organization & events, it seems maybe having a flexible itinerary would be best, where we could override it if the group wanted to. Or meet and have a backup itinerary.
It looks like not many are interested in doing a trade/swap - so perhaps interested users could organise any of this beforehand.
Most people are uncertain about cosplaying - but no one selected the option where they didn't want cosplay at all:
Things to consider:
- I'm a tomato and I don't want to get squished
- fear of heights
- Avoid comiket-sized crowds (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ermNqkUUiJw for reference)
- Joint booking of accommodation could be useful. [Note - I don't want to be responsible for this, but if you would like to do amongst yourselves, that's fine]
I think from this, the best options are either the UK or Netherlands.
In the coming days I will put up another survey after researching what particular events we could go to & such.
Please feel free to comment on these results and/or suggest additional info for the next stage.