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#1 resika

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

ok so im a violinist (i just started 7 months ago but im working on it ive want to play since i was like 5 damn me being poor XD)
anyway lets say i wanted to cosplay as a anime character with a violin could i play it?
what if it wasnt for any character but the music was anime themed music?


sorry in advance if this was mentained some where. i looked but found nothing
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

It's not a weapon, and it's certainly not a vuvuzela ( they banned that a couple of years ago ) so I don't see why you couldn't. Two years ago there was a guy with a Tuba and he played it.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

So far as to my knowledge, as long as you're not being disruptive as you are playing your violin - impeding traffic, increasing noise level, purposely goading others by playing after they've asked you to stop or play elsewhere - you can play it at the convention. However, it is highly advised that you limit your playing to outside the convention center and not within its walls.

As an aside, unless you are cosplaying and will be using it for brief amounts of time as a prop for photoshoots, I would strongly suggest you leave the violin at home. Musical instruments - violins especially but I'm sure you're aware of that - are expensive so if anything (heaven forbid) should happen to it, you'll be SOL.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:49 AM

So far as to my knowledge, as long as you're not being disruptive as you are playing your violin - impeding traffic, increasing noise level, purposely goading others by playing after they've asked you to stop or play elsewhere - you can play it at the convention. However, it is highly advised that you limit your playing to outside the convention center and not within its walls.

As an aside, unless you are cosplaying and will be using it for brief amounts of time as a prop for photoshoots, I would strongly suggest you leave the violin at home. Musical instruments - violins especially but I'm sure you're aware of that - are expensive so if anything (heaven forbid) should happen to it, you'll be SOL.




I remember someone brought in and played a set of Bag-pipes (I think it was 2 years, ago), and it was pretty loud and disruptive. Security had escourted the guy out of the center (while he was still playing).

Granted, it was toward the end of the con, but it was still loud and disruptive (the crowd that followed him didn't help matters, either).
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

Please let the appropriate staff answer this question, thank you.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:00 PM

Security had escourted the guy out of the center (while he was still playing).


That sounds hilariously awesome. I hope that he was playing the bagpipe funeral march as he walked.

#7 resika

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:12 PM

Security had escourted the guy out of the center (while he was still playing).


That sounds hilariously awesome. I hope that he was playing the bagpipe funeral march as he walked.


lol


and ok thats what i thought im not bringing it but its good to know for the future thank you everyone for answering ^^
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Please let the appropriate staff answer this question, thank you.


My apologies for stepping on toes. In my defense, however, I did say "so far as to my knowledge". ;)
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