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Hello and first message

I guess I will post a message now. I tried to send messages to other users about this group, but I see now that there is a limit.

Well, what is this group about? Basically, fandom and a bit of counterculture. Sure, it is hard to categorize everyone, but I'll try. Do you have strong interests? Can you describe in detail what you like? Some I can be a little obsessive about my interests, but that's okay. As I told one of my friends the whole point of the group will be to allow people to discuss their interests openly without fear of being rejected.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandom

Though interests can wildly vary, I would like it to revolve around nerd/geek fandoms. I am not excluding sports or car enthusiasts, but there are plenty of other groups for those subjects.

This is a list of Michigan Sci-fi/Fantasy conventions that may be of interest.

ConClave Romulus Michigan USA SF/F [24] 2008-10-03
ConFusion Ann Arbor Michigan USA General [31] 2008-01-18
Penguicon Troy Michigan USA General [89] 2008-04-18
AmberCon Detroit Michigan USA SF/F [149] 2008-03-13
Marmalade Dog Kalamazoo Michigan USA Gaming [254] 2008-03-28
MediaWest*Con Lansing Michigan USA SF/F [256] 2008-05-23
U-Con Ann Arbor Michigan USA SF/F [325] 2008-11-21
Youmacon Troy Michigan USA Anime [389] 2008-10-30
ConVersation Novi Michigan USA relaxacon [432] 2008-07-25

The point to this group is to get out and meet your fellow fans therefore I would like some suggestions about meets and places. This group is decentralized so if you want to plan a gathering, that would be great.

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misskalloway
Jun. 29th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hi there! Thanks for the PM.

I tried to send messages to other users about this group, but I see now that there is a limit.

When you first make a livejournal account, there's a limit to what you can do. It's more of an anti-spam/anti-troll measure than anything and the restrictions will loosen up a little as time passes. I used to be really active with mailing lists (when mailing lists were more active) and one time I switched e-mails so that I could have all my fannish stuff going to one and everything else to another - Yahoo had a restriction on new accounts that only let me join ten lists a day. It took about two weeks to switch everything over!

Do you have strong interests? Can you describe in detail what you like?

Let's see. I'm an anime and manga fan. I help run the Japanese Anime, Manga and Music Club (JAMM) which meets at the Port Huron Library and at a private home (I can PM info on the Wednesday night meetings if need-be). We're not a big group and are always looking for new members. ^_^ Personally, I'm pretty non-genre-specific. I like the Gundam series and am also a big Transformers fan (though I'm toning down the obsessive toy-buying because I'm sick of dusting them all).

I'm also a (ick, should I say this?) hardcore video gamer. I play mostly RPGs, suck at anything involving flying or shooting (or, in the case of the Star Fox games which I love and can't play, flying AND shooting), and have a modest collection of import games of all genres. Okay, I think the term 'hardcore' is kinda tacky, but it's how other people describe my collection.

Are you familiar with the Xtravacon series? They're little one-day conventions, mostly buy/sell comics and toys. I pretty much always drive down and am willing to offer rides for a small gas donation. ^_^

As far as places to meet~~ Neutral places are always good. Barnes & Noble. Denny's, if it's the middle of the night. Vantage Point/Desmond Landing (once the festival is over). The anime club has a hard enough time scheduling into the library, so I'm not sure another group could get in. But you could call and ask.
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