Last year was so much fun, so we're doing it again! Cosplayers, photographers, and friends welcome.
I know there's a thriving community of Orange County cosplayers and photographers because I always run into you in LA. It's time we had more events closer to home! Come to this chill afternoon Cosplay Potluck at Mason Park in Irvine and meet your fellow area nerds. I've rented two shelters this year- the usual Shelter 1 with plenty of room for our food and stuff, plus beautiful lakeside Shelter 2 for pictures or just hanging out by the water. Mason Park has some really good photo spots- woods, water, green grass, solitary trees, bridges, rocks, etc. so feel free to break off and wander for shoots. Just be back at 4 PM for the group photo! I swear we're going to get everyone in it this year.
Also, this is a public park so please think of the children when you choose what to wear.
FOOD: Food is potluck! Please bring food, snacks, drinks, something to grill, or cups/plates/napkins. I'll bring charcoal, grill accessories, and some of my famous themed grill grub. We'll have a signup post closer to the event so we don't end up with 7,000 napkins and no water.
PARKING: Parking (as per the park) is $5 per car. I wish it could be free but I don't make the rules. There is ample parking extremely close to the shelter though, so you shouldn't have to cart your stuff too far. Carpool and split it if you want to save $$$!
RULES (LAME, sorry): Full park rules here http://www.ocparks.com/parks/william/rules
but the main relevant stuff for us is 1) no alcohol 2) no real firearms 3) no swimming or wading in the lake or stream. Don't get us kicked out, please and thank you.
Any other questions? Please ask!