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  2. Anyone need a room for 2018?

    Is it otakon rates or outside rates ?
  3. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I don't think so, the facebook post said, "It wouldn't be Otakon if we only had one musical performance" which seems to imply this is it for musical guest. I have to admit doubling up on the same music guest for Friday and Sunday and the lack of Anime World Matsuri it seems this year does make me a bit worried for Otakon 25 guest wise.
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  5. Otakon is proud to announce Eric Roth. Eric is well known as an original and expressive musical personality, recognized internationally as an orchestrator/arranger, conductor, composer, producer and educator. Eric is the music director for the A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY concert production, conducting performances on multiple continents and arranging music for the ensemble.
  6. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I'm a HUGE Final Fantasy fan and was very excited to find out that the Friday concert was Distant Worlds, but I'll be honest, I was a little concerned when I saw that A New World was the Sunday Concert. I know that Final Fantasy and orchestral music is not everyone's cup of tea, so to double down on those things for 2 concerts, while great for me, makes me feel bad for my fellow Otakon goers who aren't into either of those things. Hopefully something will be announced in the coming months which will be good news for those of you who weren't excited at the prospect of Final Fantasy music played by a live orchestra. Personally, I was hoping for something like Wagakki Band for one of the concerts.
  7. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    It's march and the concert announcements have been confirmed to be a huge bust for me. If i wanted video game music I'd go buy the games. I absolutely don't think it's too early for complaining. 5 months away and some of the biggest draws to a convention for me have just been confirmed completely useless to me.
  8. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Don't you think it's much early to jump right to complaining? While even I do think having a J Rock band be invited would've been another excellent choice, I welcome the Final Fantasy concerts. It's been a dream of many (myself included) to want to see a live orchestra perform Final Fantasy music. And also consider it fitting for the con's 25th anniversary. Even if you're not a fan of the franchise, you can't deny that it has very great music. And also, IT'S STILL MARCH! It's still 5 months until the con, you know.
  9. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I can't believe both concerts this year are final fantasy. That is utterly disappointing. Not a single Jpop/Jrock group for the 25th anniversary. I sincerely hope there are some solid Japanese guests coming this year to make up for the fact there won't be Japanese musical guests. Hoping for some high quality current female seiyuu (Hana Kana, Yuuki Aoi, Touyama Nao, Ogura Yui, Taketatsu Ayana would all be great picks) , but I definitely won't be holding my breath.
  10. Anyone need a room for 2018?

    Will be rooming with another group! Selling my room if anyone is interested!
  11. "It wouldn't be Otakon if we only had one musical performance! For the first time ever, Otakon is proud to host "A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy" as our Sunday concert! Just like Friday's concert, admission is included with your membership.
  12. Anyway we can change BADGE MAILING ADDRESS?

    Yes, you should be able to login through ShowClix's interface and update the mailing address on your order.
  13. I moved to West coast, but My billing address on Credit card still remains in East coast...So it automatically post my mailing address as billing.. LOL I wonder if we can change mailing address on the badge delivering service....
  14. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Please invite Bryce Papenbrock and Johnny Yong Bosch to Okaton 2018!!
  15. Cheaper Badges for 2018

    Well it's slightly more complicated than that. Membership actually ends on January 31st. What we are currently doing is pro-rating the price by when a membership starts. So if you buy a membership online right now, you are a member from the point of purchase until Jan. 31, 2019. When you buy a membership that grants you access to Otakon on Sat+Sun, or just Sun, your membership starts on Aug 11th or 12th respectively, and ends on Jan 31, 2019.
  16. Cheaper Badges for 2018

    So membership has to end on a Sunday? As long as Sunday is involved the status of being a member will stand. Thats how I'm understanding it. Sorry if it feels like I'm being difficult.
  17. Mailed Badge Deadline?

    Right now we are working out some of the logistics of our mailed badge deadline as we changed who is shipping the badges. With that in mind, my estimate is that you will need to register sometime before the end of May to have your badge mailed to you. This year the only badges that we will be mailing out are the full weekend/3-day badges. Sat+Sun, and Sun-Only will require you to pick them up at Otakon.
  18. Indeed! Nobuo Uematsu was announced yesterday: https://www.otakon.com/guests/nobuo-uematsu/ I got to see Distant Worlds recently in Portland and it's a really great concert. Uematsu wasn't there for my show, so excited to get to see it with him there.
  19. Cheaper Badges for 2018

    Totally understandable how from the outside it seems a bit crazy. Some of it involves the bylaws of the organization and how memberships are structured. Bylaws can be changed to make all sorts of things possible, but for this year (and since it's a bit of a change for how things have been done recently), this way didn't require big changes. So you're purchasing a discounted membership on Sat / Sun. Since there are less days remaining for your membership to be valid, there's less "value" there, so we can discount that rate. We don't (currently) have a membership option that would allow you to purchase on Friday and no longer be a member on Saturday.
  20. Mailed Badge Deadline?

    When do you need to pre-reg by to get your badge mailed to you? And can you still get you badge mailed to you if you choose less days?
  21. Cheaper Badges for 2018

    You are buying a membership not a badge so if they did a Fri sat as the other person said it wouldn't be a membership I'm taking it and then everything gets changed I'm only speculating
  22. Otakon is excited to announce Grammy-winning Music Director Arnie Roth. Roth is well known in the world of video game music for his work with Nobuo Uematsu and Square Enix as Music Director and Conductor of the “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY" concert. We can't wait to share this amazing concert with our members!
  23. Cheaper Badges for 2018

    Okay I'm so confused. Why is having Friday and Saturday going to mess everything up but the Saturday and Sunday choice is perfectly fine?
  24. Cheaper Badges for 2018

    You are buying a membership not a badge so if they did a Fri sat as the other person said it wouldn't be a membership I'm taking it and then everything gets changed
  25. Cheaper Badges for 2018

    Are you talking about selling badges at the door for single days? If so, then I understand that. What about having a Friday and Saturday only badge as an option like they do for Saturday and Sunday?
  26. Cheaper Badges for 2018

    If they did a Friday/Saturday only option, that would make Otakon a ticketed event, which would incur the wrath of the IRS upon ALL sales, theoretically. My guess is that no where near enough people would show up to offset how much they would theoretically have to pay in taxes by making that change or the potential loss of of sales due to what would effectively be raising the "ticket" price.
  27. It wouldn't be a Final Fantasy music event without having one of it's amazing composers! We are honored that Nobuo Uematsu is joining us this year for all of our musical festivities, and is excited to come back to Otakon after so many years! Keep a close eye for when we release our schedule so you can plan to see him!
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