Comiket 76 (コミケット) Schedule – WOT DA FOUK?!
Comiket 76 is a go for me. 🙂 Its great when your life partner is so accommodating. There’s a possibility that it may be cancelled/postponed because of the H1N1 flu situation though. Lets hope not.
The event schedule for C76 has been put up on the Comiket Website [Link]. Looks to be the almost the same as C74, with genres being shuffled around a little.
The biggest and most annoying change however was for day 2 – instead of concentrating all the circles doing game-related doujinshi in the East Halls like they usually do, the game:RPG circles will now be re-located to the West Hall cluster; exchanging places with the “東方 Project” i.e. Touhou Project circles. Seriously…W. T. F?!
This change effectively forces people who are hunting for game related doujinshi i.e. me to visit both the East and West hall clusters, and experienced visitors will know that this is an extremely tiring thing to do, especially in the Summer heat! This is so gonna disrupt my scheduling for that day. There is now an increased risk of losing out on purchases because of the time needed to travel between the 2 clusters. Just awful.
The main reason for this rearrangement seems to be an unexpected(?) increase in the number of circles producing Touhou Project related works, enough to force the organizers to grant them coverted East Hall space. For those not familiar, Touhou Project is a completely original fan-made SHOOTER GAME, populated by a large cast of (IMO) dull female characters. For reasons unknown the game was very well received by the anime community, and people started producing all kinds of fanworks on TP. Fanworks based on a fan’s creation. Amazing. Too bad I have absolutely no interest in TP at all (and I did sample it).
The catalog should be available on Melonbooks and other large retailers towards the end of July. Hopefully there will be ample BS6 works being sold. Will give the usual updates by then. 🙂