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#1 Adv1sor

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 07:52 PM

Looking at the list of events, guests, and dealers for both AX and Otakon, it seems that Otakon has more of all.

Or am I reading this wrong?

(I've never been to AX, but I am trying to determine if it's worth the trip).

#2 GlitteringLoke

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:50 AM

Looking at the list of events, guests, and dealers for both AX and Otakon, it seems that Otakon has more of all.

Or am I reading this wrong?

(I've never been to AX, but I am trying to determine if it's worth the trip).


you are correct! my time at AX this year was: Friday: industry hall. Saturday: Morikawa Toshiyuki panel; industry hall. Sunday: Industry hall, guest reception ($ was more than my AX ticket), Monday: Industry hall, panel where panelists didn't show up. We missed 2 of the other seiyuu panels we wanted to see and autographs aren't listed on any schedule, so i missed sawashiro miyuki completely :(

sooooooooo much more programming at otakon. though i got crispin freeman, wendee lee (i wish i knew she was gonna be there D:), and stephanie sheh's (i can't seem to ever spell her name right) autographs at the the one industry table. I guess being in LA has that perk of getting VAs to promote at their table without really being guests. (Sweet folks tho. Wendee was super nice)
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#3 alabaster

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:08 AM

New York and L.A. Both have the big advantage of lots of locals who do voice work, which makes it possible (and cheap) to have them aa guests. Many times they can just stop in for a few hours and be done with it, and all you need is a table.

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