Cosplay Dodgeball

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#1 HappyHeretic on 9 years ago

Hey everyone,

I am hoping to create a Cosplay Dodgeball event for Fanime this year. Please post if you are at all interested.

When: Saturday (May 29th) @ 4:00 pm
Where: FHS
Who: Anybody who wants to play (even if your not actually in cosplay)
[URL="http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,13998.0.html"]Fanime Forum[/URL]

Attendees:
Happyheretic
CaptLiHellsing
Kagome437
HMTQ - Madge
Foxberry*
Nero*
SuperCoolPeeps*
EJAY420*
r3za1264*
Somebody*
Mkamzng1
lycan510*
Bookwyrm
ichigocorcor*
Ryo_Hellsing
Meanlilkitty
chicken_nerd44*
Hibari_Fangirl*
Sergeant Envy
Hara*
Kites-kun*
Nightshade X
bboyJoshy1289

*=Fanime forum

So there are a number of different games that we could play, but I am thinking of just doing "Regulation Dodgeball" which is the same game they play in the Dodgeball movie. Basically we will split up into two teams, if you get hit by a dodgeball then you will have to go sit on the sidelines. If someone catches a ball that you throw then you are out and the catcher gets to bring one of their players back in. If your team gets all the players on the other team out then your team wins.

Some safety issues that I want to address. We use balls that are specifically designed for dodgeball that are made out of foam with a skin on them. They might hurt a little bit if you hit someone as hard as you canon bare skin, but nothing that won't go away pretty quickly. Headshots are not allowed, if you hit someone in the head they will not be out. If it is determined that someone it purposefully aiming at people's heads they will be removed from the game and will not be permitted to play any more. If you hit someone in the head on accident please try to make sure you let them know it was an accident to ensure that there are no hard feelings. Also keep in mind that we will hopefully have some spectators that will be hanging out, and would appreciate it if you kept your throws under control so they didn't get hit.

We should be able to get in several games and we will mix up the teams between each game to keep things interesting. There is no prize if your team wins other than bragging rights, I want this to just be a fun game that will not become overly competitive.

Also if you have fun with it I encourage you to come to the gathering I am planning in July. [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=207179"]Here[/URL] is a link to the forum for that event.

Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.

#2 Michi on 9 years ago

I really can't imagine this would be a good idea anywhere but in a specific enclosed space. You're going to get stray balls hitting cosplayers and other attendees that aren't participating. Asking for a panel room or something would be a better idea, don't you think?

#3 HappyHeretic on 9 years ago

I dent a message to BSaphire and she recommended this location since it is tucked back a bit out of the way where few people go unless it is for a gathering or photoshoot. I have tried to make it clear that there would be a risk of those watching and plan on making an announcement prior to starting the games. I am unsure of how I could get a panel room, and have a feeling that being indoors would actually increase the chance of damage done to the facility. The safety of everyone and everything in the area is the top concern I have for this event and I will call it to an end if I feel that it is getting out of hand.

#4 CaptLiHellsing on 9 years ago

I wanna attend :D

#5 kagome437 on 9 years ago

dodgeball, it sounds fun. it will be my first year. so i will try to come and play.

#6 HMTQ - Madge on 9 years ago

Sounds interesting. I might check it out if I have the chance. ^_^

#7 Mkamzng1 on 9 years ago

Count me in. I love dodgeball.

#8 Ryo_Hellsing on 9 years ago

I love dodge-ball! If I have time then I will definitely play! :O

#9 Meanlilkitty on 9 years ago

You know I'll be there!

#10 Sergeant Envy on 9 years ago

I want to be a part of this game. It sounds like it will be fun. Haven't played dodge-ball in years.

#11 Nightshade X on 9 years ago

Sign me up, sir.

#12 Cadmium Polyphony on 9 years ago

[QUOTE=HappyHeretic;3425928]...The safety of everyone and everything in the area is the top concern I have for this event...[/quote]

If that were true you wouldn't be doing this.

[quote]...and I will call it to an end if I feel that it is getting out of hand.[/QUOTE]

A game with a dozen or more hyperactive kids-at-heart running around tossing objects at each other get out of hand? I seriously doubt that.

I'll show up, just to see who gets escorted off the premises first.

#13 HappyHeretic on 9 years ago

[QUOTE=In Cadmium;3460449]A game with a dozen or more hyperactive kids-at-heart running around tossing objects at each other get out of hand? I seriously doubt that.

I'll show up, just to see who gets escorted off the premises first.[/QUOTE]

I am sorry if you have concerns about this event. I would like to reassure you that I do this for a living. We use specialized balls and all players will be playing on a voluntary basis. On at least a weekly I play dodgeball with kids ranging from age six to about fourteen and we have never had an injury worse than a bump. I have also done a cosplay dodgeball event in the past. [URL="http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?aid=-1&view=all&oid=129381646119&s=80&hash=9ccf04c98d2180fa9fe70b2cac0a92e7"]Here[/URL] are some pictures from the event to show that everyone was having fun and there were no problems. I have faith that the cosplayers who decide to play will be respectful and play the game just for fun.

If people are not interested in the event I would prefer that they not come and heckle us, or try to cause problems for those of us who just want to have fun. I hope that those who are not interested in this event can simply enjoy the many other events happening at the same time in this con.

Have fun,

#14 Cadmium Polyphony on 9 years ago

Wait, you play dodgeball for a living?

#15 Foxberry on 9 years ago

I've been to HappyHeretic's events before, all of them have been safe and fun. He's had people attend from teenagers to the young at heart. Everyone that has attended has been wonderful and polite. The safety issues shouldn't be an issue really the dodgeballs are very squishy and do no harm. I also know since he works at a community center he can handle this maturely and can handle the group.

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