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mask or menace mods ([personal profile] maskormods) wrote in [community profile] maskormenacelogs2016-04-14 12:27 pm
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WHO: ImPorts!
WHERE: Heropa's Convention Centre.
WHEN: April 14-16, from 9 AM - 12 AM every day.
WHAT: Registration is in motion alongside FanPort, the most popular imPort convention around! Come on in and see imPort-led panels, the artist's alley, cosplayers, and more! If you have any questions, or wish to amend the way we have written up your characters' panels, let us know here!
WARNINGS: None anticipated; please let us know if this should be changed.

Welcome, imPorts, to the one and only FanPort! As they're driven outside of the convention center, they'll see line-ups leading well out the doors filled with those dressed normally and cosplayers alike, complete with plenty of scalpers just outside of the doors. As guests of honour, imPorts get to skip past all the busy lines and are ushered into the Convention Centre through the back doors, only to be greeted with a veritable swarm of people. The quiet room being used for the Swear-In aside, this venue is absolutely packed, and filled to the brim with enthusiasm. Venture in a little further, imPorts, and see what awaits you...

A R T I S T ' S A L L E Y

The Artist's Alley is a bustling place, filled with creative minds of all sorts. It's easy to find tasteful - and not-so-tasteful - prints of imPorts to hang on the wall from everything to Power Girl leaping heroically into the air to Dorian Gray with his back turned and a sultry expression on his face. Of course, Artist's Alley isn't restricted to mere drawings: it's easy to find piles of plushies and keychains, buttons, T-shirts, and other types of exciting merchandise!

Want to simulate the mind as well as the eye? Look no further than the piles of doujinshi ready for the taking. Most tables are dominated by interactions that are seen as at least somewhat legitimate - such as Shepenko, Geiszlieb, and Pricefield - but there are tables in the back who crow about rarepairs like Laurie/Maya, Olivier/Kang, Gansey/Manolo and more! There's plenty of creativity on display, but be careful: as long as all involved parties are of age, there may be a scene a touch steamier than expected!

If you don't see what you want being sold already, there are plenty of commissioners who would leap at the chance to provide an imPort with a custom print or doll, just for them!


It's not a true convention without cosplayers, and for this event, the cosplayers come out in droves. There are those who have clearly raided their closet for ideas - claiming that they're the more ordinary looking imPorts like Jesse Pinkman or Alison Hendrix - but others have delighted in the challenge that the stranger imPorts have presented to them. Non-humans such as Kanaya Maryam and Marceline Abadeer are common for those who want to flex their make-up skills, but otherwise, heroes with identifiable costumes or who commonly wear period dress are popular choices.

And what of imPorts who want to join in? There are only two rules: imPorts may not enter as themselves, nor are they allowed to use shapeshifting powers. Other than that, they're welcome to join in on the competitions and the festivities! There are awards being given for everything from Best Performer to Best Costume to Most Accurate Posing, so jump in, and enjoy!


Aside from the panels, this is where imports are welcomed as special guests! Above the entire affair is a huge sign that reads, cheerfully: "WELCOME IMPORTS!". Here, imPorts are welcomed to set up their own booths to sell their goods, autographs, and pictures, advertise their businesses, or to simply meet some of their fans! Security is tightest around this area, but only for the safety of imPorts; if any fans get a little too touchy-feely without the imPort's consent, rest assured, they'll be hauled out in short notice.

This is also the place where willing and participating imPorts are showered with special gifts featuring everything from fanmade scrapbooks of their public exploits and fanart, home baked goods, or samples from all sorts of corporate representatives eager to have imPorts represent everything from their clothing and perfume lines to their hemorrhoid creams.


After all this fuss and bluster, it's time to get some refreshments. Just outside the venue, a series of imPort-inspired food tracks and stalls have set up shop, and are ready for your business! Want cotton candy in the shape of Qubit's hair? How about spooky, squid ink Scarecrow pasta? Dipper Dots icecream with a side of Mabel Mint Crisps? Some Minato Aritacos? Whatever your fancy, this is your place to find all the food you could ask for and more, complete with discounts if you're willing to show off that fancy imPort tattoo to prove that you're not just an exceptionally good cosplayer.


Even imPorts need a break from all this attention, which is where the ballpit comes in. It looks like they may have run out of funding when they planned this one... but hey, only imPorts are allowed in the ballpit room, and surely they'll be able to entertain themselves.


As the convention begins to wind down in the evenings, other people are just getting started! The grand hall is opened up to various imPort inspired acts, including but not limited to the acts described in the last Majority Report, including new acts such as the A-T-inspired Roller Blade Bunnies, the Kid Flash-inspired All I See Is Yellow, and the Jinseok Jin-inspired Blissful Beauties. All of these shows are complete with light shows and complimentary glow sticks, and once the clock hits past 9 PM, a bar opens up in the back for natives and imPorts alike, provided that they're of-age -- and yes, they will be checking their IDs!

Want to get your rock on? These acts will gracefully step aside to allow imPort musicians to take the stage, but will respond even more happily to jam sessions.



What happens when imPorts bring in their own technology to a world unprepared for it? What happens when they try traveling in time? How does this adversely affect the world around them, and how can you help stop it? Find out here, as an old man yells at an audience that's mostly excited to see an imPort in-person. Starring imPort guest: The Doctor.


A short, five-minute panel in which con-goers can get the necessary information about that odd trunk with feet they've seen scurrying around. This necessary information includes: 1) leave its owner, Rincewind alone, and 2) do not touch the luggage, complete with stacks of informative pamphlets. Brevity is the soul of wit, right? Starring imPort guest: Rincewind the Wizzard.


Join some of America's non-human imPorts in discussing the trials they face on a daily basis, and why they have decided to create SELF, an organization built to help them! While this is no doubt scintillating stuff, new members and businesses that may wish to invest are welcome. Starring imPort guests: Kang, Sabriel, and more!


Curious about magic? Tune in here for a discussion of the ins and outs of magic, differences across worlds, and what it's used for! Not interested in all that nerdy crap? Make sure to arrive for the second half of their presentation for a real life demonstration of magic! (FanPort does not take responsibility for any injuries or loss of property that may occur during this demonstration). Starring imPort guests: Sabriel, Elsa Brandt, L'Arachel, and more!

RISEING ABOVE: CHALLENGES AND TRIUMPHS IN IMPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT What we should really be talking about this convention is ethics in imPorts, and what better way to start than with America's very own law enforcement organization, RISE? Find discussion on the ethics of superpowers, dangerous imPorts, and how differently imPorts from other worlds and cultures view this world's legal system. Get out your pens and paper, because there's sure to be plenty of college students writing about this as a practical assignment! Starring imPort guests: Sabriel and RISE.
BEYOND MEDICINE: IMPORT HEALING TECHNIQUES Interested in imPort healing techniques? Have some sort of nasty injury or illness that native medicine just can't fix? If you're willing to sign a waiver, this is your chance to get it cured, thanks to the saint-like generosity of charitable imPorts. Just be warned that those suffering from deadly conditions will take priority! Starring imPort guest: Jesse Pinkman.
STAYING FIT WITH YOUR DOG Think something as mundane as workout routines with man's best friend is too mundane for this convention? Think again! A real expert on exercise is here to teach you and your pooch how to stay fit with both indoor and outdoor activities, complete with a Q&A, a photo-op, and doggie demonstrations. If you're not interested, that's fine; stay for the cute dogs... or for their handsome owners. Hubba, hubba! Starring imPort guest: Commander Shepard.
A SALUTE TO THE SUPERSUIT! Who says that you can't fight crime and look stylish at the same time? ImPorts are here to discuss the dos and don'ts of supersuit fashion, showcasing the most cutting-edge suits that natives no doubt see on the news every day, and tips for all con-goers and, needless to say, extremely invested cosplayers. If other imPorts are interested in sharing, they are welcome to do so! Starring imPort guests: Echidna and Wallflower.
DENDARII SECURITY CORPS This panel is what it says on the title: a prolonged advertisement for the Dendarii Security Corps. Don't worry, though, there will likely be tales of dashing adventure, and maybe you'll even discover how the heck to pronounce Dendarii in the first place! Starring imPort guests: Miles Vorkosigan, Gregor Vorbarra, and Tex.
IS THAT A DRAGON IN MY GARDEN? All these sentient imPorts hobbling around are all well and good, but aren't you interested in what exists on other worlds? If that's the case, this panel is for you! Listen as imPorts discuss fantastic creatures, robots, aliens, and super smart dogs that just don't exist naturally in this world, and enviously follow along to the various stories those with far, far more exciting lives than you have to tell! Starring imPort guests: Hawke and The Doctor.
PHOTO-OP WITH THE BULL He's huge, he has arms, and he's got pecs to die for. What more could you want in a man? Take a photo with the Iron Bull today in his specialty booth for a small fee... and even attack him with a plastic sword if you dare. Starring imPort guest: The Iron Bull, of course!
SURVIVING UNDER FIRE: THE MILITARY APPROACH TO FIRST-AID Even conventions need to touch on serious issues sometimes. In the wake of so much violence, your charitable neighbourhood imPorts are here to show you how to conduct first-aid in tight situations, something that's doubtlessly useful to each and every imPort fan in the audience. Starring imPort guests: Kaidan Alenko and Commander Shepard.
BIOTICS 101: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SPACE MAGIC What the heck is up with those glowy blue powers from space? Join your imPort guests for a brief lecture on what biotic powers do, how they work, and what it takes to keep a biotic going. Provided is a table of food as a demonstration of just how much they eat, and more entertainingly, live demonstrations of what they can really do! Starring imPort guests: Commander Shepard, Jacob Taylor, Kaidan Alenko, and Samara.
IN THE ARMS OF AN ANGEL: ADOPT AN ANIMAL OR SUFFER CRIPPLING GUILT Have you noticed a large amount of imPorts walking around with cuddly furry, feathered, or scaled pets? That's for a reason! Join us today in a panel about the animal shelter, and the dos and don'ts of adopting an animal today! Starring imPort guest: Carl.
MAGNETS AND MOTORBIKES You see that panel above about how not to introduce technology outside of this timeframe? Ignore it! Look at cool bikes instead! Join imPorts in a practical discussion of building motorcycles, magnetic technology, and take a look at their cutting edge technology. Note: All racing that goes on outside of FanPort is not affiliated with this organization, nor is it condoned by it, and they are not responsible for any injuries incurred in outside demonstrations. Starring imPort guest: Gogo Tomago.
BUILDING THE FUTURE WITH IMPORT TECHNOLOGY Continuing the trend of bringing imPort technology to the forefront, come and watch this panel for a spirited discussion of imPort technologies, and how it will pave the way to the future and a brighter tomorrow! Want to know what it can do for you? Step right up, and take a look. Starring imPort guest: Tony Stark.
IMPORTS AND REGISTRATION: A CONTROL MODEL THAT SPANS WORLDS Join your friendly imPorts in discussing Registration, and how this has been used - effectively, even! - in other worlds! Take a look at how it's used for the safety of everyone involved, as told by one of America's greatest success stories. How could Tony Stark ever be wrong? Starring imPort guest: Tony Stark.
IMPORTS AND THE LAW: AN EVERCHANGING LANDSCAPE Want something with a lot of pizzaz, with a ton to look at, and plenty to interact with? Go to some other panel! If you're interested in law, and the ramifications of the ever-evolving state of the law in light of changing politics and the shifting population of imPorts, however, this is the panel for you, in as much detail as anyone could possibly ask for. Starring imPort guest: Mitchell Hundred.

Ever wonder what it's really like being the Ambassador of an imPort city? Whether you want to know what colour tie the ambassador in question likes wearing, want to know more about due process, or just want to get a juicy scoop, step right up to where at least one Ambassador is ready to answer your questions! Starring imPort guest: Mitchell Hundred.


Do you want to get fashion tips from a preteen? Do you believe that they know what you should be wearing better than you? Well, you're in luck, because imPort kids are the best dressed around! Follow our imPort guests into a world of fashion from clothing to hairstyles to tasteful cosmetics! Starring imPort guests: Pacifica Northwest and Ken Amada.


Everyone welcome the premiere of America's newest teen pop sensation: Chucky Kentucky! ImPort fans have been abuzz since this event was announced, speculating on everything from his doubtlessly fashionable clothes to the dulcet tones of the voice they're bound to hear. Come see his premiere for yourself -- but come early, because there will surely be a line-up out the door! Starring imPort guests: Edward Elric AKA Chucky Kentucky, Winry Rockbell and Roy Mustang.


So, what's with those rollerblades you see around town? Find out here as imPorts do a live demonstration of what A-T is really capable of! If you want to watch some cool tricks and see the extent of the athleticism-on-wheels that imPorts are capable of, here's the place! Starring imPort guests: Yayoi Nakayama, Kururu Sumeragi, Ikki Minami, and Mikura Kazuma


Want to discuss all imPort-driven media? Well... this probably isn't the place for you. If you wish to discuss Jeff Winger's TV show, however, and learn a thing or two about his firm, this is the place for you! While this is mostly Q&A, don't worry; maybe Jeff will even divulge a secret or two about his killer work-out routine. Starring imPort guest: Jeff Winger.


Calling all history buffs! One of your friendly imPorts is here to teach you about natural magic and the supernatural, including all sorts of spooky splendors like ghosts, mythical Kings, and how the supernatural fits into World History. While it may be more informative than it is strictly entertaining, it's bound to be a treat for inquiring minds. Starring imPort guest: Gansey


This secret panel is... wait a second. This panel isn't secret at all! Using the glories of false advertising, imPorts take the stage to announce a benefit concert to be held within the next month. Ask your imPort entertainers questions about what it's really like to be them and listen to a song or two, but if it's a concert you want, you'll be disappointed... unless you stay for the real deal for their next panel! Starring imPort guests: Marceline and Maya Fey.


Now this is where the party's really at! Join one of your rocking-est - FanPort's description, not her own! - vampire superstar in a performance ready to bring the house down. And hey, if you want to shell out some cash for some merch and support your local artists, that's certainly a plus. Starring imPort guest: Marceline.


Whoa. Things are getting heavy around here as one very special imPort takes the stage to talk about the influence of the devil, dispel common myths about his possession of equine features, and a meditation on what Lucifer means to the common man. Starring imPort guest: Lucifer.


A Q&A panel featuring The Pink Princess herself, expect droves of the kids the show is directed at, and yes, plenty of adult fans to flock to this panel in droves! Gain hints as to what the Pink Princess is going to be up to next, and look at some awfully familiar silhouettes for future partners and villains... but of course, everyone's here for one reason, and that's the cute-as-a-button leading lady. Starring imPort guest: Maya Fey

superposition: ((assume i know something you don't))


[personal profile] superposition 2016-04-26 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[Qubit's working, of course, but his path happens to take him past Newt sometime after all the lootz have been acquired. And wow that is rather a lot of lootz. He can't help smiling. This nerd...]

Think you've got enough, there?
driftsintobuffetline: (idk what to call this face)

[personal profile] driftsintobuffetline 2016-04-26 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, no, I don't...IF you know of more, but I think I got everything so it'll be a challenge for you to find something new. The fangirls pretty much hooked me up with all the Geiszlieb and Hermann stuff here--speaking of, they SHIP it. Holy cow do they ship it.

[He grins, a little flushed and excited, like he's walked into a candy store (or a kaiju parts black market) and shifts his hold on the bags.]

How about you? Anything I can pick up for you? Maybe some of that cotton candy with your name on it? Maybe a picture of you and those head things? Or you with a cake and companion cube because of portals?
superposition: ((tight-lipped))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-04-27 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
[As a man pretty much totally innocent of fandom and con culture (until today), Qubit knows what exactly one of those references is referencing. But shipping? Head things? Companion cubes? He just gives Newt a very confused look regarding those.]

I've already seen the cotton candy [much to his chagrin]. Other than that, I've no idea what you're talking about.
driftsintobuffetline: (ok...)

[personal profile] driftsintobuffetline 2016-04-27 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
Shipping? You know...As in relationship. As in they have an unhealthy--well, maybe not entirely unhealthy--obsession with my relationship with Hermann. Didn't you ever ship anything? Mulder and Scully? Ross and Rachel--though I was always more into Monica and Chandler when I watched it on Netflix in college but I realize Ross and Rachel was kind of the BIG SHIP--

Or..wait. Was I supposed to not mention the heads?
superposition: (And why?)

[personal profile] superposition 2016-04-27 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ahaha, well, Qubit doesn't quite make the connection, since he's not "obsessed," but uh. yeah he kinda shipped Geiszlieb before it was cool.]

What heads?

[He squints, perplexed. Nothing at the convention rings that particular bell, but... Newt couldn't mean those heads, could he? He wouldn't have... Or he would, but Hermann wouldn't have let him open it, would he?]
driftsintobuffetline: (look I have a crazy idea)

[personal profile] driftsintobuffetline 2016-04-28 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
[Hipster. XD And he did, really. Qubit could be the ship founder.

Newt kind of remembers now that he wasn't supposed to OPEN that box and...ah...tries to play it off in the smoothest way Newt can.]

Heads? Who said anything about heads?
superposition: (But no more apologies)

[personal profile] superposition 2016-04-28 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
["Hipster," says the guy in skinny jeans. But uh, yeah, no dice, Qubit's on to you. His expression noticeably darkens.]

Oh, no no no, don't you try to back out of this. If you're referring to what I think you are -

[He glances sideward - ugh, there's too many people. This isn't the place to have this discussion, damn it. He lowers his voice to a hiss.]

If you've done what I think you have, you might as well come clean now.
driftsintobuffetline: (bite my tongue)

[personal profile] driftsintobuffetline 2016-04-29 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
[Let's not forget the hipster glasses, too.

Newt grins nervously.]

Look. Look. ...Let's just say you can't give Pandora a box and not expect her to open it, okay?
superposition: ((youngbloods disease is acting up again))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-04-29 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[What an apt analogy, considering Qubit's box was also full of evil. Qubit drags a hand down his face, trying to restrain the flash of anger.]

Damn it, Newt! After I explicitly told you...!