Randall - LAC
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Cosplay Pre-Panel Meeting & Anime Viewing (12/19)
This is listed in the Nerd Alert, briefly.
We'll be meeting at the Southwest Regional Library (where Random Fandom was held) for a joint event. After setup for the anime viewing on the big screen, we'll be splitting up and those who want to participate in the cosplay panel on January 25th will discuss what they can present.
Location: Enter the library, turn right twice and you should be facing the large conference room doors, past the bathrooms. It's basically a upside down U from the entrance.
As space for panelists is very tight, we won't be accepting walk in panelists on the 25th, so this meeting will be mandatory for the speaker or their representative to know what is going to happen and how much time, etc, each will have. If you're planning to come as a panelist (not just for the anime viewing), please comment on the event page.
We're hoping to make this into a cosplay how-to series with the library, which has a very new and modern facility. Anyone that can't make it, provided we get attendees on Jan 25th, should be at ease, as we will try to do more of these type events.
Louisville Anime/Video Gamers: BYOC Card and Video Gaming (12/3)
Come play both tabletop games like King of Tokyo and video games like Smash Bros. We generally try to run a few anime themed games at our events. Console wise we'll likely have the mainstays, N64, 360, PS2-4, Dreamcast, over about 5 or so screens. We'll have a mixture of games, anime, party, racing fps, etc in rotation. Depending on turnout we may do something with a tournament ladder. We'll have a few tables of board games as well, if you're not so much into pixels.
Please bring and tag your own controller, controllers can also be purchased in store. If you want to come with a gaming or anime cosplay, that's fine. It most likely will be colder out being December.
Card-N-All also has a nice selection of new and retro games at reasonable prices, as well as hardware. Please be considerate of their space. They are also giving us a special 10% off discount for the event. Much of the store is already really cheap compared to any other game store in Louisville. So come down to play some games and check what they've got.
If you're coming from Manslick Rd. headed South, it will be in a 2 story white strip mall on the right, across from the Marathon station at the traffic light. Card-N-All is the last shop in the plaza on the end. If you pass the Cardinal Market gas station you've gone too far.
We're definitely interested in relaunching the podcast. We bought some additional mics so gear isn't an issue. We have a full setup, we just need someone to take that project on.
^ as he said above, looking to relaunch. So what I said was in relation to that.
Provided I had a location (or online), and a NL person I could record it myself, I just don't feel comfortable committing to doing that regularly.
My car got totaled by a deer yesterday, so +1 to stuff on plate.
We did it in a coffee shop off Baxter/Bardstown Rd, which got progressively more full and had music playing.
Andy was the NL rep, Amber came in right at the end. I think Alfred and maybe one other came in for my side after it was done. There was a group photo that wasn't used. The coffee shop people were serving us death glares for interrupting.
The handheld recorder was picking up all sorts of BG noise, including I think sirens off passing EMS. Things were smaller, we hadn't discussed the questions beforehand to be prepared for them, couple questions on the underbelly of the worldwide anime community were cringe-inducing. We're not corporately about that sort of thing, we're about building members up, sharing resources and activities, creating opportunities.
It was quick and dirty. Being that it's gone I think everyone involved is in a better place to do a do-over. We've got more to be able to talk about.
Just let me know when to set up something.
I think it'd be worthwhile to redo the Louisville Anime Community's cast which I think was like, edition 3, and then disappeared.
I have a yeti mic and have done 35+ casts before. Really wasn't thrilled with how ours here came out between the cafe we were in with noise, missing folks, some stuff could be done better. We're 4-5 times larger now, more seasoned, etc.
Another option would be to use an online service such as Discord, Skype, Google Hangouts, or if you're inclined to use a Mumble Server that way you can get per user audio channels. Saves a ton of headache when you need to fix "that one guy."
RE: Destiny 2 on XBone
I kinda understand where you're coming from. I prefer the Xbone or Xbox controllers in general for shooters. With the hundreds if not a thousand hours on Destiny on One before, the muscle memory is forever there.
The PC version having a 1 for 1 clone of the Xbox One settings so we can use the controller over bluetooth or with a cable was a major factor in me going that route. None of my core group of friends really played Destiny anymore, and with my life as it is, I can't power level 4-5 days a week like them anymore. I'd rather take a chance on new people or a community of randoms.
Sony honestly does have a better ecosystem, I go to their local E3 event each year, the players are generally on the older side, the menu system isn't the 90th iteration of mistakes layered. I don't have to put up with as many updates. It just feels more designed, and less kitbashed. But I'm not 100% on the controller. It's perfectly fine for most things, a lot of platformers which is what is on Sony. Being the anime guy I've got an increasing collection of that stuff... But using shoulder triggers for a gun trigger is wonky feeling. Maybe if you were slow tap sniping all the time, but otherwise no.
RE: Louisville Anime Community - Local Events
Um, up to you? I figured Gen Disc' was the least of evils as to where to put it. I had a post on the first forum, and I made a new one here before the Groups feature was implemented, but they seem to get eaten or deleted. I searched, nothing remains. The Cosplay bowling that Dave was posting is our event, we put stuff up on a monthly basis.