Archive for June, 2009

Genki 2009 Over

June 22nd, 2009
Hellows all you lovely peoplez! ♥

Genki is now over and we (the organizers) would like to thank all you lovely people who chose to show up and be cool with the rest of us. Much love and remember to spread the word on how awesome Genki is, so vi can have even more participants joining next year! If people have lost anything during the con that you haven’t been able to find, then write a mail to and describe what you’ve lost and he’ll check our Lost & Found box.

An ultra mega giant thanks goes to our wonderful pashiri who were all totally nice, friendly and helpful towards the guests; we really hope to see you all again next year, if you’re interested, as you are all super wonderfuld =D

Of other goodies, the promised budget will be made public in about a week or two so those of you who are interested can see exactly how your money have been spent. The Flash animation with katakana and hiragana that was shown during the Japanese language panel will also be set up for download. We are also making a report of the con, but don’t have any publishing date, as of yet. It’s get done when it gets done XP The same applies to photos and recordings, we’ll have a gallery up ASAO, so just hang tight ;3

Should you feel the need to tell the organizers how totally awesome they are or just say thanks for an awesome con, then feel free to write it in our forum in this thread ;)


Genki in Progress! ;3

June 19th, 2009
Genki is now under progress, and even though it’s early in the day, 32.5% af all participants have arrived. And what do they think of the con so far?

*thumbs up*


Updates VI (June 15)

June 15th, 2009
  • The time schedule has been updated and is done. If changes to the schedule occur, it will be posted on the screen by the reception in Kulturhuset and on the front page of the website.
  • The Event page has been updated and is done.
  • Page with operational hours is almost done. We won’t know the times of the dealer rooms until Friday of the con.
  • The Pashiri meeting has been decided to be at 09.00 AM on Friday morning, so that people who are there from the beginning can start working immediatly. Pashiri who can’t make it by then (e.g. if they come from far away) will just have to find our Krew chief (Jill) when they show up and she’ll walk you through everything. Note that all pashiri must make a quick-stop at the reception so that we can register your arrival.
  • A tentative work schedule for pashiri can be found here (Excel Sheet). The finished version, which includes who has shifts when and were, won’t be handed out until the actual con. This is just so you can see what work stations there are and how long the shifts last.
  • Rule page has been update with rules about Artist Alley.
  • Rules for equipment for the cosplay contest have been updated. CDs with audio are to be handed in at the reception, deadline for this is 10:00 AM on Saturday.
  • We still have heard from Jan Palm about who he has paid for. He is asked to please contact so we can have the ticket ready, otherwise, we will refund the money and the ticket will become void.

Zat is all.


I’ve Paid – Now what?

June 10th, 2009

The con is getting closer, people have paid, but no one has seen even the shadow of tickets, ID numbers or similar, so people migh be thinking “now what?! O.o” as the panic slowly spreads. But don’t worry, Genki-Man is on it! *Genki-Man theme song*

Jokes aside; the procedure is pretty simple. You get the tickets at the con in the shape of “bracelets”. These bracelets work as your Genki con OK *thumbs up* ID, and confimrs that you’ve paid. These must be visible at all times, and in case a pashiri or organizer asks to see your ticket (in case it got covered by your sleeve or something), then that’s what you show. Should the bracelet happen to snap or otherwise come off, then keep it in your pocket it and show it when asked. If you lose it completely, then please go to the reception. New bracelets kost 5 DKK.

But how do you get your ticket to begin with? As stated, you get it at the con itself. When you arrive, go to the reception and state your name and show ID that can confirm you are who you claim to be. Therefore, please remember your national health insurance card, student card, mopad license, periodic travelpas, or similar! As long as your name is on it and it is issued by e.g. the municipal, then it can be used. Print-outs of the confirmation mail CANNOT be used, as the written content is public and generic, and can therefore easily be forged as they aren’t unique from person to person.

And that would be all. So, you get tickets by the entrance and all you need to do is state your name and show ID and then it’s lickety-split. Lubz Genki ♥


Sold Out!!

June 9th, 2009
We are now out of tickets, everything is sold out, so if you haven’t already paid (or if the payment isn’t on its way), then it is unfortunately too late to pay now. We do, however, hope that you will join next year, where we hope to be able to have an entire 800 people to participate. For an overview of those who have paid, see the page Sign-Up Forms. To all Pashiri who paid by mistake, you will get your money back at the con itself, do not dispair.

With that said, we are making inquiries for two payments: We’ve received a payment that just said “2 pers/Nicklas” in the message box. The same for a payment by Jan Palm, it doesn’t specify who the payment is for. Would Jan and Nicklas please write and specify for whom the payments were for?


Updates V (June 5)

June 5th, 2009
Updates in summary form

  • We got an extra dealer (AniPopGam), see: Dealers.
  • Them municipal haven’t gotten back to us yet, so we’ve given up on the gym. However, we’ve spoken to Kulturhuset again, and where we earlier weren’t allowed to used the 5th floor at all, we are now permitted to use it as a sleeping floor under a few conditions.
    1) We are not allowed to be on the fifth floor until 11 PM, neither Friday, Saturday, nor Sunday, since there are other people using the floor until then. So sleeping gear are not to be unpacked until after they have left.
    2) The floor is to be completely empty of people and personal belongings no later than 08:30 AM on both Saturday and Sunday, since the will be people coming in at 09:00 AM to use the floor, i.e. all sleeping gear must be packed and returned to the wardrobe no later than 08:30 AM.
    We’ll make sure everyone gets up by then. But if people can stick to these two conditions, then we now have a sleeping floor fitting 80-100 Genki participants, so yaaay!
  • The two drawing-related panels have been cancelled because the guy who was supposed to do the panels wanted 8,000 DKK for it, but we weren’t willing to spend that much money on two presentation (and we didn’t have that much money left over anyway…).
  • We’ve set up a Genki panel as a replacement for one of the cancelled panels. We’re still trying to think of something to replace the two others.
  • We’ve agreed on closing for sign-ups for the con on Monday (June 8th). We are, however, keeping the payments open until we have 200 paying participants or until June 12th, whichever comes first.
  • For those of you interested in how our budget for the con looks like, we are going to publish it after the con is over.

And I think that was all. Hearts <3


SPAM box and payment confirmation

June 2nd, 2009
It’s not news that all e-mails have a SPAM box and automatic filters. The problem is that, after a short test, it seems that a majority of the filters at the various e-mail providers assume that mails sent from Genki is SPAM. So therefor, if you contact Genki via the contact form (instead of from your own mail), then there’s a high possibility that the answer we send wil go straight into your SPAM box where unread mails are usually deleted automatically after a few days. All questions sent to our contact-mail are typically answered after just a few hours, unless you’ve sent to the wrong e-mail (e.g. mails about cosplay are to be sent to, not or if we have to get a hold of a specific person in order to be able to answer, which can take a bit of time. So remember to check you SPAM box if you write us, just so you don’t think we are ignoring all enquiries.

The same applies to the payment confirmation mail. It will typically be caught by a filter and sent to your SPAM box. Unfortunately, it seems that we’ve gotten a problem with our plugin, so that it now doesn’t send the confirmation mails out at all. We’ve contacted our code-guru and he is currently looking at the problem, but we doubt that he’ll be able to fix it in time for this year’s con. So to solve the problem for this year, we’ve made a makeshif sign-up overview on the page “Sign-Up Forms“, where you can see if your sign-up has been registered (we had som problems in the beginning, so if your sign-up hasn’t been registered properly, then please sign up again), who has been registered as pashiri, and if we’ve received your payment. This list is updated manually twice per day (from 10-12 AM and 10-12 PM) until the con starts or we reach 200 payed participants.