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Otakon 2012... now on to 2013! 20th Year Anniversary!

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2012 was amazing, and a great year, but the question on everyone's minds...

WHEN IS OTAKON 2013!!! :D

Had to leave early for the first time in years and missed closing ceremonies. So as a favor for all fans, whoever visited that panel please post the dates for next year. Thank you and thanks to everyone for making this year awesome!

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2012 was amazing, and a great year, but the question on everyone's minds...

WHEN IS OTAKON 2013!!! biggrin.png

Had to leave early for the first time in years and missed closing ceremonies. So as a favor for all fans, whoever visited that panel please post the dates for next year. Thank you and thanks to everyone for making this year awesome!

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NO.. for all thats ever asked, DON"T leak any info about passkey untill the hotel deals are made. Why you may ask, lets look at what happened once at least. Passkey info was leaked via a staffers facebook page before it was posted to the Ota website and before anyone could get a cheap close hotel (like me as one of the many) they were all booked prior toOta getting more rooms at close htels reserved.

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Also at opening cerimonies they said there would be a special announcement at closing. Any o e know what it was?

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Otakon 2013 will be from August 9-11 as confirmed at the con-feedback panel.

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Also at opening cerimonies they said there would be a special announcement at closing. Any o e know what it was?

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NO.. for all thats ever asked, DON"T leak any info about passkey untill the hotel deals are made. Why you may ask, lets look at what happened once at least. Passkey info was leaked via a staffers facebook page before it was posted to the Ota website and before anyone could get a cheap close hotel (like me as one of the many) they were all booked prior toOta getting more rooms at close htels reserved.

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Also at opening cerimonies they said there would be a special announcement at closing. Any o e know what it was?

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Thanks for posting the dates. I stayed for closing ceremonies, but missed the feedback. Here's to an awesome time next year!!!

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When it comes to the Passkey, I personally won't expect it to be up this week, since it'll probably be too early for hotels to start taking reservations for next year's Otakon.

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Great thread! Yes everyone please don't leak the Passkey, that was insane what happen last year.

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Ah yes, I remember the Great Passkey Leak of last year. The tears, the bloodshed, the cries for vengeance...

Thanks for sharing the dates! I'll keep my eyes open for Passkey on the Otakon site.

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Yes. I second the thanks for the dates as well! They usually reveal it and the estimated con attendance by yesterday but I guess the con staff are really busy this year. I also want to keep an eye out for the passkey opening date... I was told by a friend to sign up as soon as you leave but I have no idea when Passkey usually appears. Is it literally after the con or a few months later? I think I found a thread that posted it in February here but please correct me if I'm wrong. =)

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Great thread! Yes everyone please don't leak the Passkey, that was insane what happen last year.

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Thanks for the dates! Going to put in my request for time off when I get back to work tomorrow. ^_^

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Exciting! I just got confused here and thought it was going to be from Thursday-Sat, instead of Friday-Sun. Turns out I was looking at 2012, not 2013. /stupid

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Thnks for the dates! Hoping to attend next years con, the great aniversary!

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Keep spreading the news around! It should help those who want to plan ahead, take vacation days, save up funds, or even those who just want to be in the know so they can tell their friends! As for me, I'm getting my group informed and starting to check out if there are an outstanding events happening in that time frame around Otakon! You never know what you might find. We checked and got 6$ Steaks at Houlihan's one night and had lunch for free as part of Restaurant Week among other things! It all benefits the city and contributes to our reputation there.

In other news, be sure to look for the upcoming Kickstarter, the first game of its kinda to be made for a convention the fans, Otakon's own Crisis Heart Brawlers: Clash at Otakon! by Studio Nasu!

Featuring music by Eyeshine, Jake "Virt" Kaufman, DJ Cutman, Inverse Phase and more!

Story by Dave Lister, Martin "Little Kuriboh" Piers Billany, Fred Gallagher and more!

And the best part about this project is that WE get to shape it. Its still in Alpha, so there's a year of work we can put into it!

Have any novel ideas? Post them in the General section of the board and we can start putting ideas down!

Keep up the awesome work and spread the news! Otakon, 9-11th August 2013!

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And Next year will actually be the first year my friends and I can go all three days! What a year to start that off with!

We've already got our cosplays planned XD

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I think I'm kinda :/ on the dates for next year, though I'm glad it wasn't a week later because teachers start back the 3rd week of August here and missing opening day would not be a good thing at all. Actually, I wouldn't even know if I'd be able to get out of going to that. Of course, with next year's being the second weekend of August, that really will be the end of summer for me for once. XD

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In other news, be sure to look for the upcoming Kickstarter, the first game of its kinda to be made for a convention the fans, Otakon's own Crisis Heart Brawlers: Clash at Otakon! by Studio Nasu!

Featuring music by Eyeshine, Jake "Virt" Kaufman, DJ Cutman, Inverse Phase and more!

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Besides the DJ Cutman response, I would like to say thanks for the dates. I just informed my boss I'll be off work starting on the 8th and returning the 13th. I planned to go this year, but my girlfriend and I sadly had to cancel hotel reservations and focus on saving up for an apartment... which we didn't get yet, but it's in progress. As for Otakon 2013, I'm saving starting this next paycheck and booking a hotel as soon as they are available through Otakon's site. For years I've wanted to have a chance at the Days Inn, so maybe this year will be the year... I can only hope.

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I hope you get it as well! We've been at the Day Inn since my second Otakon, and I can tell you its the best place to stay at hands down. Hopkin's Grill has a breakfast buffet with an Otakon special pricing so you can prepare yourself for the day and the staff is extremely friendly too.

Also, for those interested, check out the Crisis Heart Brawlers: Clash at Otakon Thread to submit ideas for the upcoming 2013 20th anniversary game. Any idea will be looked at and posted on the Kickstarter once it's available so be sure to give some crazy ideas or even some old school, nostalgic ideas that you found fun in those types of games :3

/index.php?showtopic=23479">http://board.otakon.com/index.php?showtopic=23479

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Also at opening cerimonies they said there would be a special announcement at closing. Any o e know what it was?

I was there. There is going to be an Otakon Music Festival in November. Three acts are confirmed (one apparently was at Otakon in 2006). More details in August and tickets are to go on sale at the beginning of September. Proceeds will go to charity.

And Kyokyo posted the other thing I was going to post. August 9 - 11, 2013 for the 20th Anniversary Otakon.

Actually, there were *two* special announcements made at CC. The other announcement was that next year will see the return of Mystery Anime Theater 3000 for "One More Time." We haven't yet decided what title we're doing, and we're not even sure where Otakon will put us, but it is official that MAT3K will perform at Otakon 2013.

Tell your friends!

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Also at opening cerimonies they said there would be a special announcement at closing. Any o e know what it was?

I was there. There is going to be an Otakon Music Festival in November. Three acts are confirmed (one apparently was at Otakon in 2006). More details in August and tickets are to go on sale at the beginning of September. Proceeds will go to charity.

And Kyokyo posted the other thing I was going to post. August 9 - 11, 2013 for the 20th Anniversary Otakon.

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Also at opening cerimonies they said there would be a special announcement at closing. Any o e know what it was?

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I certainly hope these new dates don't interfere with me going to college next year.

I'm planning big things already for next year.

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Question! What's this Passkey you all speak of? XD

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Also at opening cerimonies they said there would be a special announcement at closing. Any o e know what it was?

I was there. There is going to be an Otakon Music Festival in November. Three acts are confirmed (one apparently was at Otakon in 2006). More details in August and tickets are to go on sale at the beginning of September. Proceeds will go to charity.

And Kyokyo posted the other thing I was going to post. August 9 - 11, 2013 for the 20th Anniversary Otakon.

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Question! What's this Passkey you all speak of? XD

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Question! What's this Passkey you all speak of? XD

It's the site that handles the hotels for Otakon. When you click on the link to make a reservation from the Otakon website, Passkey is where you are sent to. Check the Otakon Website for announcements as to when it is ready to start taking reservations for Otakon 2013.

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This year's con was totally amazing for me. I met some amazing people, and achieved my goals of attending the JDF and Hirano Aya QnA panels, as well as the frickin' awesome Hirano Aya concert to top it all off! It's gonna be hard to beat for me. Otakon 20 (2013) had better have an amazingly hard to get musical guest (hint hint DAI / Utada Hikaru etc hint hint), but even without such I'll totally attend again. I love Otakon. Good friends, good times. ^.^ Keep it up!

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Clarification: we didn't say that the proceeds will go to charity: we said that we'd probably have a charity item as well. Most likely the official t-shirt, but we're still sorting that out.

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