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East Coast Loves Vamps! (EC Fan Project)
Project: EAST COAST LOVES VAMPS!
(name subject to change if we come up with something more witty)

In case you haven't heard the news, VAMPS IS COMING TO AMERICA! Not only that, but the east coast is getting some love~!!!
Last time Hyde was in America in 2006, he only went to California. But this time around, the other side of the country is getting some love.
New York, Connecticut, and Maryland. 4 shows, 3 states, TONS OF FANS!

This is a project to thank VAMPS + their staff for coming not only to America, but to the east coast!

We are going to make a fan book (think: scrapbook or sketchbook) for them ENTIRELY WHILE WE WAIT IN LINE!! This will be done on the spot, right there while we all wait together in the hot July sun, waiting to go inside and finally see Hyde & K.A.Z. right in our own backyards.

How is this going to work?

Pretty simple. I will have a book full of blank pages and bring it with me to each of the east coast shows. (Yes, I will be going to all 4 of them - New York, Hartford, Columbia, and Baltimore.) I'll go up and down the line, asking fans to write a message to the band, draw a picture, make a design, WHATEVER YOU WANT! This is a book from US, THE FANS! You can also come and find me - more details on that as the date approaches, but I go by "Missy" and will hopefully be near the front of the line. I'll have signs made too, don't worry, you'll be able to find me. :)

So. Like I said, all of this will be done by us, the fans, while we wait in line. (If you are not attending any of the shows, but want to do something, please check out the Vamps Street Team MySpace. There is a fanbook project going on over there as well - from fans all over, whether you are attending a show or not!)

**The size of the book is going to be 8.5x11 inches. KEEP THAT IN MIND.**

What can you do in advance? Have an idea of what you want to say, or draw. You can print out pictures to tape into the book - I will have tape, glue, all the works with me. This book I am making will also have some pockets, so if you want to bring something to stick in, go for it. Please keep in mind though, THIS IS A BOOK and 3D things will only go so far. Bringing colorful paper - origami paper, scrapbooking paper if you have it, anything printed out - magazine images, etc. Whatever!

You can also bring supplies - think sharpies. Sharpies, markers, crayons, ARTS AND CRAFTS TIME!!! Please please please, if you do have any markers/sharpies ANYTHING to draw or color with, bring it if you can! We'll need this book to be as colorful as possible. I will be bringing a rainbow pack of sharpies, and markers, and crayons. I want to bring some paint as well, but that might get a bit messy... (unless you all don't mind - then paint it is. XD)

...too much for you to read? Confused?
(It's okay, all that text would scare me too.)

This is a visual example I have in mind:
(I did this in my high school portfolio class - we critiqued pieces, sketched, drew, painted, etc. in our book - whatever we were feeling at the moment, it went to paper.)

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Painted on cover.

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Lyrics on the front cover, maybe? A poem? Something?
Pocket to put stuff in!!

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(Hello, hide, lol!)

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BLANK PAGES! We don't want any of those!! Dx

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Back cover!

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Colorful!!!

PLEASE LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THIS!
I want as many fans to particpate as possible! It won't be as colorful/amazing without all of your help. :)

If you need to contact me:
here on the VAMPS USA forum - missykitty - send a PM
JrockRevolution.com forum - missykitty
LiveJournal - missykitty0115.livejournal.com
E-mail - missykitty0115[at]yahoo[dot]com
(Do we see a pattern? I think so.)

I almost forgot to mention! This project will also be documented. I'm a shutterbug, seriously, so I will be photographing everything and everyone. (Maybe even video?!) At the end, I will make a post to show you all how the book turned out. :)
***If anyone has a problem with me photographing them, and their image going online, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!***
Chances are I will take your picture and you will show up online. If that is a problem, let me know, I won't photograph you. Simple as that.

Also! Any suggestions for a cover design? I will most likely do that before the shows - paint something on.
If you have fan art, SEND IT TO ME and I can try and use that? If I use your fan art, you will be credited. (Anyone can send me fan art - you don't have to be coming to the shows. We just need a cool cover. 8D)



TD;LR:
East Coast Fan project. While we wait in line, write messages/draw in a book. Get fans from each east coast show to participate. Give it to VAMPS in Baltimore, on July 16th. Show our love, and thank them. MISSION COMPLETE!
P.S. BRING ANY MARKERS/CRAYONS/COLORED DRAWING UTENSILS to help out!! I only have so many, and they will only last so long.


This post subject to many edits.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT AN EAST COAST SHOW THIS JULY!!!

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04-09-2009, 12:34 AM
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RE: East Coast Loves Vamps! (EC Fan Project)
This sounds like fun!~
I have to remember to bring sharpies! >D
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if nothing happens between now and then, count me in! i'll at least bring sharpies, a girl's best friend in such times! XD

i like the idea so much. i mean, what else is there to do in the hot july afternoon? it will also serve to keep tempers from flaring, give everyone something to concentrate on besides how tired, sticky, etc they are. even non-artistic folk doodle on paper on the phone, in class, meetings. just doodle for VAMPS and it'll be grand! and there's 3 months time in which to perfect an idea you might have. so, good job missy! thanks for taking the initiative here. :D
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I'm very excited about this idea! can't wait! I'll bring whatever I can gather up. ^^
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RE: East Coast Loves Vamps! (EC Fan Project)
The more supplies we have, the better, everyone, so don't ever worry that we'll have enough - trust me, we won't. Icon_xd

(04-09-2009, 07:27 PM)mamikochan Wrote: i like the idea so much. i mean, what else is there to do in the hot july afternoon? it will also serve to keep tempers from flaring, give everyone something to concentrate on besides how tired, sticky, etc they are. even non-artistic folk doodle on paper on the phone, in class, meetings. just doodle for VAMPS and it'll be grand! and there's 3 months time in which to perfect an idea you might have. so, good job missy! thanks for taking the initiative here. :D

And exactly. It will keep us all occupied so we don't die of boredom or go crazy~ Icon_rotate

QUESTION FOR EVERYONE.
Do you think having people write messages/design all in one book will work? Will there be enough room? The sketchbook I'm thinking about using has 110 pages - 220, back and front. But we all know how Sharpie works. :/

I was thinking of just having a certain number of pages set aside for each show. I want the book to be full, but I also want everyone to have enough room.

On the flip side, having 2 books would sort of defeat the purpose, and more bulky to carry around.

So. Think we can fit this in one book? Should I regulate how many pages are set aside for each show? (At Baltimore it won't matter - fill it all up! But I don't want the book half done in New York already either.) Suggestions!

Any suggestions/question you have you are welcome to post here too. Icon_3nodding I don't bite, and want this to be a success. :)
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(04-09-2009, 09:50 PM)missykitty Wrote: The more supplies we have, the better, everyone, so don't ever worry that we'll have enough - trust me, we won't. Icon_xd

(04-09-2009, 07:27 PM)mamikochan Wrote: i like the idea so much. i mean, what else is there to do in the hot july afternoon? it will also serve to keep tempers from flaring, give everyone something to concentrate on besides how tired, sticky, etc they are. even non-artistic folk doodle on paper on the phone, in class, meetings. just doodle for VAMPS and it'll be grand! and there's 3 months time in which to perfect an idea you might have. so, good job missy! thanks for taking the initiative here. :D

And exactly. It will keep us all occupied so we don't die of boredom or go crazy~ Icon_rotate

QUESTION FOR EVERYONE.
Do you think having people write messages/design all in one book will work? Will there be enough room? The sketchbook I'm thinking about using has 110 pages - 220, back and front. But we all know how Sharpie works. :/

I was thinking of just having a certain number of pages set aside for each show. I want the book to be full, but I also want everyone to have enough room.

On the flip side, having 2 books would sort of defeat the purpose, and more bulky to carry around.

So. Think we can fit this in one book? Should I regulate how many pages are set aside for each show? (At Baltimore it won't matter - fill it all up! But I don't want the book half done in New York already either.) Suggestions!

Any suggestions/question you have you are welcome to post here too. Icon_3nodding I don't bite, and want this to be a success. :)

You could divide each page in half or 4 parts in each side, that should give you more room and boundaries for the others.
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if you divided the space up, you could do like you did in your example with envelope pages so that people who wanted something bigger could take a page from another pad, do their thing and put it in the envelope. have at least one of those for each venue, or maybe one for art and one for letters etc. then the main book space could be devoted more to shorter messages from folks in line day of show.

it might be handy to have a small stapler on hand if the glue,tape doesn't work.
haha, i can picture it now, VAMPS comes onstage and is met by an audience of loving fans adorned in paint, marker and sticky bits of paper! XDDD at least they'd know we cared! ^^
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(04-09-2009, 10:47 PM)mamikochan Wrote: if you divided the space up, you could do like you did in your example with envelope pages so that people who wanted something bigger could take a page from another pad, do their thing and put it in the envelope. have at least one of those for each venue, or maybe one for art and one for letters etc. then the main book space could be devoted more to shorter messages from folks in line day of show.

it might be handy to have a small stapler on hand if the glue,tape doesn't work.
haha, i can picture it now, VAMPS comes onstage and is met by an audience of loving fans adorned in paint, marker and sticky bits of paper! XDDD at least they'd know we cared! ^^

That's not a bad idea! I'll have a few pockets like that within the book. People can still draw if they want and take a full page, but adding the pockets at the end of each "section" I make would be a good idea - I'll definitely keep that in mind! Icon_biggrin

Trueee, yeah, I'll bring a stapler too, to be safe.
Haha! Omg, that would be amazing! XD I can imagine that too, lol. (I'm usually covered in some art material all the time anyway - paint, charcoal, clay, whatever. xD) Icon_heart
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(04-09-2009, 10:47 PM)mamikochan Wrote: if you divided the space up, you could do like you did in your example with envelope pages so that people who wanted something bigger could take a page from another pad, do their thing and put it in the envelope. have at least one of those for each venue, or maybe one for art and one for letters etc. then the main book space could be devoted more to shorter messages from folks in line day of show.

it might be handy to have a small stapler on hand if the glue,tape doesn't work.
haha, i can picture it now, VAMPS comes onstage and is met by an audience of loving fans adorned in paint, marker and sticky bits of paper! XDDD at least they'd know we cared! ^^

Hahaha I always get messy when using art supplies I'm like a kid T_T!
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yup, me too! makes it more fun! and don't let me near a can of paint. last time i changed the colors in my house i was a rainbow, head to toe! XD
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