Thanks for stopping by. I like to keep a generally positive outlook on things. Sorry to see that those comments offend you. That was never our intention. In fact, I think that anyone who can work up the courage to cosplay gets an "A+" in my books!
I can also agree that the cosplayers you suggested are also "high quality". To me, if your're not cosplaying, your're missing out on a lot of fun!
Now, what i dont agree with and equally don't appreciate is you calling our guest a weeaboo (from what i understand, it is a derogatory term). In addition, I think your comments about her cosplays not being somehow "worthy" of praise serves no purpose to helping cosplay in general. I've seen cosplay across the gamut. Some as simple as a kimono, some as complex as those you've provided (some even more complex). If someone who was a little shy about cosplaying saw comments like yours, it would probably send an "extremely poor message to people who are new to cosplay".
There is honesty and there is bluntness.
Her outfits send an extremely poor message to people who are new to cosplay,
Now, if you are indeed a "lurker", why not post about who you want here:http://www.animerevolution.ca/guests/
or even here:viewtopic.php?f=20&t=130
or even here:http://fb.animerevolution.ca
Seriously, we have practically given the power to the community. I filter through numerous emails, pms, posts, tweets, etc.. to see who to bring in. The guest relations team works tirelessly to contact as many as possible to negotiate schedules, fees, hotels, etc... Just because you don't like a particular guest or what we have to say about them, doesn't necessarily mean you have to insult another human being.
According to the stats, you started viewing us:
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:16 pm, lurked for a while as a guest and decided to post at 4:37pm today.
Other than today, I have not seen your so called "lurking".
Now, there is definitely the slight chance that your IP revolves but i guess we can keep an eye on your current one and see how often it changes.
I narrowed down the city you're actually in and our web team keeps a tally of potential trolls. Considering we dont have that many from Calgary, if you indeed have been here and lurking for a bit, I'm sure it'll pan out.
I do question why you've ignored the other guests completely and just narrowed in on the one you didn't like right off the bat (considering its your first post). I know our comments might have offended you, but speaking negatively about a person (because she is actually a person), only offends all her fans and potential new coming cosplayers. After all, if we are all going to be judged like that, it would certainly make cosplaying difficult (since this seems like a legitimat concern of yours)
In regards to your comment about the innocent children. I think this post said it best: http://www.animerevolution.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=316&hilit=nsfw&start=10#p3568
Now, some facts about Jessica Nigri
1.) She is a very nice person to speak to over the phone and email
2.) She has a facebook following of over 65k
3.) She makes most (if not all of her cosplays)
4.) She gives back to charities
5.) She has been invited as a guest to other ComicCons and Conventions
6.) She has been asked to cosplay for opening events for Games from EA and Activision (don't quote me on the publishers names though, I'm just drawing from memory)
7.) She actually has some very well done cosplays.
If the idea of cosplay is to mimic the character, I think she does an excellent job. But a picture is worth 1000 words: