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Oh my goodness, the sheer amount of Doctor Who cosplay. D: I don't even understand where that came from. Did Doctor Who suddenly become a fad or something? I thought it's been around for awhile. I don't even see what they're doing at an anime convention...I mean, no offense to them, I say you can cosplay whatever you want, but cosplaying a British show to a Japanese convention seems to be stretching the point of the convention...I can understand video games, I can even understand comic books and American cartoons, but...a British sci-fi show? D: I felt the exact same way about all the freakin' Harry Potter I saw too.

Aaanyway. Yeah. Black Butler seemed to be on the rise from previous years as well.

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I believe this is the year of Doctor Who.

Nope. That's 2012 :P

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I do recall being rather shocked at the number of TARDIS cosplays this year. While Otakon is an anime/Japanese culture themed convention it's not a surprise that a broader audience attends & spreads thier wings. E.G. Steampunk.

Saw a lot of Lightnings too. That said I was glad that there wasn't *one* dominant cosplay as there have been in other years.

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Oh my goodness, the sheer amount of Doctor Who cosplay. D: I don't even understand where that came from. Did Doctor Who suddenly become a fad or something? I thought it's been around for awhile. I don't even see what they're doing at an anime convention...I mean, no offense to them, I say you can cosplay whatever you want, but cosplaying a British show to a Japanese convention seems to be stretching the point of the convention...I can understand video games, I can even understand comic books and American cartoons, but...a British sci-fi show? D: I felt the exact same way about all the freakin' Harry Potter I saw too.

Aaanyway. Yeah. Black Butler seemed to be on the rise from previous years as well.

Well first off Doctor Who has been part of Otakon since it first started as for it being at Con I would like to point out that Doctor Who has been a very major influence over many Anime shows. Plus over the years I've heard many quest panelist site that Doctor Who as one of their influence.

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Oh my goodness, the sheer amount of Doctor Who cosplay. D: I don't even understand where that came from. Did Doctor Who suddenly become a fad or something? I thought it's been around for awhile. I don't even see what they're doing at an anime convention...I mean, no offense to them, I say you can cosplay whatever you want, but cosplaying a British show to a Japanese convention seems to be stretching the point of the convention...I can understand video games, I can even understand comic books and American cartoons, but...a British sci-fi show? D: I felt the exact same way about all the freakin' Harry Potter I saw too.

Aaanyway. Yeah. Black Butler seemed to be on the rise from previous years as well.

Well first off Doctor Who has been part of Otakon since it first started as for it being at Con I would like to point out that Doctor Who has been a very major influence over many Anime shows. Plus over the years I've heard many quest panelist site that Doctor Who as one of their influence.

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Ok look y'all...I am a big Who fan too like alabaster, but regardless of how you debate it- is has no relevance in anime. I'm sorry, it doesn't, and time travel as a concept existed before Doctor Who every first aired. HG Wells WELL pre-dated anything related to Doctor Who so to say it popularized who that time travel is directly owed to Doctor Who is stretching it. Yes you had a panelist cite it as an influence, but this hardly reflects the whole anime/manga genre.

That being said, it's not like we're going to start banning Doctor Who cosplay. As much as some people don't get why people cosplay non-anime/Asian things at con, we as a staff have never sat around and decided we're ever going to banhammer it, so worry not.

With that said, this thread is NOT about Doctor Who and its relevence on anime, nor about Scorpion89's plans to make a Doctor Who con and if it keeps turning into a Who debate I will lock this.

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Ok look y'all...I am a big Who fan too like alabaster, but regardless of how you debate it- is has no relevance in anime. I'm sorry, it doesn't, and time travel as a concept existed before Doctor Who every first aired. HG Wells WELL pre-dated anything related to Doctor Who so to say it popularized who that time travel is directly owed to Doctor Who is stretching it. Yes you had a panelist cite it as an influence, but this hardly reflects the whole anime/manga genre.

That being said, it's not like we're going to start banning Doctor Who cosplay. As much as some people don't get why people cosplay non-anime/Asian things at con, we as a staff have never sat around and decided we're ever going to banhammer it, so worry not.

With that said, this thread is NOT about Doctor Who and its relevence on anime, nor about Scorpion89's plans to make a Doctor Who con and if it keeps turning into a Who debate I will lock this.

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Ok look y'all...I am a big Who fan too like alabaster, but regardless of how you debate it- is has no relevance in anime. I'm sorry, it doesn't, and time travel as a concept existed before Doctor Who every first aired. HG Wells WELL pre-dated anything related to Doctor Who so to say it popularized who that time travel is directly owed to Doctor Who is stretching it. Yes you had a panelist cite it as an influence, but this hardly reflects the whole anime/manga genre.

That being said, it's not like we're going to start banning Doctor Who cosplay. As much as some people don't get why people cosplay non-anime/Asian things at con, we as a staff have never sat around and decided we're ever going to banhammer it, so worry not.

With that said, this thread is NOT about Doctor Who and its relevence on anime, nor about Scorpion89's plans to make a Doctor Who con and if it keeps turning into a Who debate I will lock this.

Then you mine as well lock it now because it has turned into a Doctor Who debate starting with the OP first post sorry but your very wrong on the whole Doctor Who and Anime or shall I start posting all the Doctor Who Anime because I'm pretty sure alabaster will tell you there is quite a allot out their, and the last time I looked Otakon was part ANIME Convention and I can come up quite allot of NON-Japanees Anime that I see at Otakon every year.

And as far as the Who Convention yes we are hoping to start one and yes I've been following you and alabaster and some other folks steps on how to do one the correct way will it happen in 2012 most likely not we are actually shooting for 2013 the 50th Anv of Doctor Who.

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