Otakon ‘14 Valve Cosplay gatherings
Cosplayers and fans of all Valve games are welcome to attend!
**If you are a Dota 2 fan, please check back in our Valve thread / the Dota 2 thread for confirmation on whether Dota 2 will be joining us or making any other plans, as plans are not yet finalized as of posting (July 3rd).**
New this year: This year, the locations we have booked are under official Otakon regulation, so their staff will help direct traffic and keep time, clearing out areas 5 minutes before the next group is to arrive. Our shoots are booked for 2 hours this year, compared to 1.5 hours last year. (Please RSVP so that we can assure Otakon we indeed have a big group, as other gatherings are vying for our time slots.)
How things roll: We’ve always had a large crowd, so we have to hold to somewhat strict pacing. The more obvious/important group shots come first, and after those are finished we can take requests and sillier shots. Since our TF2 cosplay group is traditionally the biggest, we usually shoot the other games first so they are free to leave, and then we spend the rest of the time on TF2. If I can get a good estimate of attendance (RSVP!), I am considering allowing the TF2 group to arrive slightly later so they don’t have to wait as long for the other groups. Check back for updates in our thread here or on my Tumblr.
Leadership: I will be coordinating the shoots this year to the best of my ability with the help of CatBountry and HunterV. If you are attending these gatherings and have any experience directing shoots or are otherwise interested in helping out, please reply in our thread or send me an ask (If I don’t reply to an ask within a couple days, email my username at ymail.com, as Tumblr has been known to eat asks). I hope to use the data from the RSVP survey to help divvy up the time available between groups in advance.
Spread the word, maybe print some extra flyers for unaware Valve cosplayers you meet there, and I hope to see you there! (I will be cosplaying BLU Medic w/ Medigun again. [x])
If you need to contact me real quick before or even during the con, try emailing my username at ymail.com. I should get browser/phone notifications and will check when I can.