It was my first time at ConBravo. It’s a growing con so it still has room for improvement. One thing I can praise the organizers for is their overall print communication at the event.
My con experience is limited to AN and once at AX back in the day, but I work for a live events company so I was very pleased to see the solid and consistent designs of their official signage.
Banners, paper signs, and official registration booths were all branded with ConBravo’s iconic blue theme with appropriate text for specific rooms. The blue stands out from the decor of the hotel and it’s not just another white sign. You can spot them from far away and they look aesthetically pleasing. I enjoyed the taglines too. It’s a well thought-out set of print communication that follows the best practices of us in the professional live events industry. Another nice touch was the staff shirts. Easy to tell they’re staff from far away because they again had the iconic blue.
Generally speaking, it’s very important and helpful to have an event theme carried all the way through the event. You can have iterations of that theme, but having a consistent design, usually linked together by colour, is a great way to make things look like an official set. All in all, I liked the event branding elements that I saw. Whoever were art director and graphic designer did a good job.
The amount of signs was really helpful too as a first time con goer. :) Things were labeled clearly! It’s just so much nicer when the signs look good too. lol Overall much better than AN imo. At least I didn’t go to AN and thought about “wow the signs are so nice here” like I did at ConBravo.
The con badge and con bag were really nice too. _(:3 I am very happy when things come and work together well in live events. _(:’3 (but they should definitely talk to the conference centre’s AV supplier during the debrief because main stage mic audio was not so great during the Best Friends panel… :\)
Maybe the average con goer wouldn’t care about these things but it was refreshing to see for me. :’)
The nicest thing he’s ever done is not killing Kise on this occasion! (Or on many others).
"No, I do not want to hang out together," said Akashi. "I have your email address blocked for a reason. I have just lost a match for the first time in my life, it is the middle of winter, and I would like to spend the holidays with my father. Even though I can’t stand my father. But that’s irrelevant."
He made to leave the room, but Kise blocked his path . Kise was considerably taller than Akashi. This problem was usually counteracted by the fact that Kise usually backed down once Akashi had glared at him sufficiently, but today he was displaying unusual stubbornness.
His gaze was steady and his voice was direct. “This is the only time we’re all going to be in Tokyo for the Winter Cup together, so we should get together and have sukiyaki. There’ll be tofu. You’ll like it.”
"You are trying my patience," said Akashi, his voice like a whip.
Kise shrugged. “And you owe us one.”
"I owe you one?" Akashi arched a brow. "I’m sure the quality of your memory doesn’t extend to recollecting distant events, but shall I remind you of the times you disgraced yourself at practice fighting with Haizaki, or fighting with Aomine, or for that fact belittling Kuroko? Or the time you earned yourself a foul by arguing with the referee at Nationals? Just because I’ve shown you great forbearance over the years, Kise, doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten."
"I remember most of those," said Kise, "but I also remember that time you slashed Kagamicchi across the cheek with scissors and none of us reported you to Winter Cup officials."
Akashi came to dinner.