DaiCon is finally over!

After a year of preparation, with much hard work, blood, sweat and tears, DaiCon’s finally over. I’ve just about only finished with the hall clean-up and woke up after getting a real night’s sleep after 5 days.

I’ve gotta admit, right up til and during the event, I still had my qualms about pulling such a big event off and when the concert started I still had a feeling this is all in a dream. Now that it’s all over, and after I’ve had a good night’s rest, only it is sinking in that we did pull it off.

I’m happy that the Minorin concert went without a hitch and pretty much nearly everyone who went had good things to say about it. Of course I do realise the event wasn’t perfect and there are a great many grumblings about it (I’m not the mineral water guy in case any more retards think I am) but what’s happened has happened.

It was also great that I managed to finally meet up with tj_han and DarkMirage, both of them bloggers that I still do read and respect. Owen_S and Faye also made their way here, as well as finally getting to meet j1mone and danie. Only thing I regret was that I couldn’t actually spend a lot of time with them thanks to me having the handle the event.

Of course there’s still a ton of work to finish off, post mortems, reports and such, but I’m glad to have been part of DaiCon. I can’t really say anything about the future plans for the event now, but I sure wouldn’t mind signing up for it for a second time.

12 Comments

  1. air Said,

    July 14, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    Good times..

    Glad you’re not the water boy on this one.

  2. Peanutbutter003 Said,

    July 14, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    How much was spent just to get Minorin there?

    Dun need the exact amount. A rough figure or a range will be enough. I’m just curious, that’s all.

  3. Bill Said,

    July 14, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

    >>(I’m not the mineral water guy in case any more retards think I am)

    Lies.

  4. guest Said,

    July 14, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

    “but I sure wouldn’t signing up for it for a second time”
    I think you forgot mind

  5. Bill Said,

    July 14, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

    Oops.. I take it back

    http://www.atalude.net/2009/07/13/daicon-the-minori-ty-report/#more-4239

  6. DrmChsr0 Said,

    July 14, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

    HRM.

    May make it there next year.

  7. Shimz Said,

    July 14, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

    You could have done better to be honest.
    Its an opinion not judgement.

  8. kiDChan Said,

    July 14, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

    “I’m happy that the Minorin concert went without a hitch”

    I can’t believe that you actually said this? Did you forget the problems the attendees, vendors, booth owners and sponsors had when the concert was held?

    I understand that you and the fans of Chihara Minori enjoyed her concert very much, but, please remember that your event has other attendees too.
    If this event is called Chihara Minori’s Concert, maybe this whole huge mess wouldn’t happen.

    Thank you very much for the refunds though. And congratulations for the great success of the concert.

  9. Nekonron Said,

    July 15, 2009 @ 12:38 am

    I thought the entire event was done quite nicely. Not perfect, but acceptable.

    It would have been nice if the food/drinks area were nearer to the entrance instead of behind. The booths were generally kinda disappointing, I was actually expecting more for an event like this with all those big sponsors.

    But since the main reason a lot of people were there was for Minorin and the concert was pulled off rather nicely in high spirits so all is good for me and I’m sure for a lot of others too :D

    Are there any plans for next year yet?

  10. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 15, 2009 @ 2:11 am

    @kiDChan: The lighting incident was truly the error of our committee and we are fully taking the blame for it.

    As the concert is the first time such an event was, the major worry of our committee was in case of any glitches happening that would result in the displeasure of the Japanese guests and thus affect the future prospects of holding similar events in Malaysia.

    What happened with the lack of lighting was the result of a misunderstanding between our committee and the facilities provider of our university and we have conducted multiple post-mortems to determine the causes behind them.

    The precious lessons that we’ve learned in the post-mortems have been duly noted down by the committee and once again we sincerely apologise to you and all the other doujin booth owners that were inconvenienced by the blackout.

    In any future events, we will be sure to plan ahead properly. Mistakes are always inevitable for the first time in such events, what more that this was the first time an event of such scale has been attempted in Malaysia.

    We seek forgiveness and another chance to prove that we can pull it off perfectly and hopefully, to see the support once again of your group and other doujin groups in our event.

  11. ithekro Said,

    July 15, 2009 @ 6:28 am

    I don’t know, but having her break out the Chiaki voice for “Bakayaro” was enough for me.

  12. Cho_Hakkai Said,

    July 15, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    It’s a pity i need to miss this event as I am in Singapore.

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