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  2. Hotels 2018

    We got an update last week, so hopefully the announcement will come soon.
  3. Hotels 2018

    So I was just wondering has there been any news on the hotels for 2018 yet? I was just wondering given past years hotel information was usually up around this time
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  5. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Andrew W. K. He has two on-mission albums: covers of popular Japanese songs, and a Gundam tribute album, which would fit with the giant robot theme. Sent from my YP-G70 using Tapatalk 2
  6. Accept Bitcoin?

    It's not something we're actively considering, for a variety of reasons. The volatility would make it irresponsible for the corporation to store any reasonable amount of assets in bitcoin. Our budgets are planned in advance and are very tight. They would not be forgiving to the market fluctuations in the currency. Also, none of our vendors are likely to accept payment in crypto currencies, so there would be no advantage for us in keeping assets stored in bitcoin. We would need to immediatly transfer them to USD and our corporate bank accounts. I'm no expert on bitcoin, but my impression those transactions would be subjected to Conversion Fees which are likely around the same or higher than our merchant account fees for accepting credit cards. On the Logistics side, assuming it was something the corporation wanted to pursue, we'd need IT staff who were interested and had the time to integration a new payment processor into our systems.
  7. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Folks: Please use the existing guest request thread, which we DO follow, and don't create new threads to request specific guests. It's much easier to keep them in one place. Shifting this to the other one.
  8. Accept Bitcoin?

    I asked about if you guys would accept bitcoin for payment a few years ago and got laughed out of the room. Is this an option you guys would consider now?
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  10. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Well, if this really is your break, then make the most of it. We'll miss you, man.
  11. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    For Special Guests ( English Dub voice actors ) I would like to suggest the following: - Josh Grelle - Luci Christian - David Matranga All three work at Funimation and Sentai Filmworks Studios, and have recently been in such popular shows like Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia. I am certain, that having them attend here in Otakon Vegas 2018 for the first time would make this convention more memorable and worthwhile for us fans.
  12. Nekocon 2017- Who's going?

    Several years ago I thought about volunteering at Nekocon. A staffer literally said to me "no don't do that....you'll hate cons forever if you do" lol.
  13. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Folks, I've moved some stray guest requests for 2018 into this thread. I've also locked up some older threads in anticipation of upcoming archiving/housekeeping. As for me, I'm taking a little break this year -- something I'd kinda planned last year, but I ended up overseeing the Anisong World Matsuri instead. This year, it's more of a proper break, so I'll pop in here occasionally and will be giving what advice I can to the new blood behind the scenes. Hopefully he'll pop in soon to take stock of things. Fact is, I've been doing this here in the forums since we launched them in ...what, 2003 or so? And I've been in various leadership roles almost since I joined staff in 2002, and have been helping since 1999. If all goes as planned, you'll see me at con (both at upcoming Otakon Vegas and at Otakon in DC), but until then I'll be keeping a much lower profile than usual. Be good!
  14. Hotels 2018?

    Hi Everyone :-) I can assure you that the Hotel team is working quickly to try and get things set to open. There are a few things that need to be taken care of, before we can make this happen, but we have been working as diligently as possible as we know you're ready and waiting. We sincerely appreciate your patience and we are really close to keep an eye out for announcements! Some of the blocks may currently be showing as "sold out" because they have not been opened for sale. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Otakon, 2018!!!
  15. Hotels 2018?

    Seriously. I've checked the hotel I stayed at last time out of curiosity and the dates have been sold out. No luck for other surrounding hotels, either... [emoji53] Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
  16. Hotels 2018?

    I figured that might be the issue, but given how many people have booked already, I can't help but wonder if that will hurt attempts to get better rates...
  17. Nekocon 2017- Who's going?

    *raises hand* j0. (well, considering i'm staffing again this year, i guess i *have* to go, lol.)
  18. Anyone headed down to Hampton, VA for Nekocon this year? It's my favorite con to end the year with and they always manage to pull off some cool, unique events and/or content. They're the first con to get 2B (Kira Buckland) and 9S (Kyle McCarley) to appear as guests at the same time this year! It's at a great venue and its probably the easiest con to get autographs at.
  19. Hotels 2018?

    Thanks for the hard work, the only downside of the move to DC was the increase in hotel pricing across the board. Hopefully these negotiations will keep those rates steady for the next few years!
  20. Hotels 2018?

    It probably hasn't, but that's part of the "fun" of negotiations with hotels in a new space.
  21. Hotels 2018?

    Has it ever taken this long to announce hotels? I've been to 10 Otakons so far and can't recall it being so long before.
  22. Hotels 2018?

    Lol but that's during the convention, you have time to build up more patience. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  23. Hotels 2018?

    All of our patience is spent in lines.
  24. Hotels 2018?

  25. Hotels 2018?

    We're cruising through October pretty quickly. Is there any news out there? Any closer to a hotel release date?
  26. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I recommend Ani-Mia. She is a Cosplay who has been a guest at over 100 conventions across the globe as well as judged championship cosplay contests, appeared in both online and print magazines. As well as a featured writer for Otaku USA Magazine, the premiere print magazine about anime and manga in the United States; and an official video host for ComicWow and PreviewsWorld, covering comics, toys, movies and anime. Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/Ani.Mia.Cosplay Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AniMiaOfficial Instagram: http://instagram.com/animiaofficial Email Address: Animia.cosplay@gmail.com
  27. Registration for the Otakon Vegas 2018 Dealers Room has opened!
  28. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I'd love to see them live!
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