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  2. alabaster

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    I'm going out on a limb here and say there is still a distinction between "guest" and "panelist", which isn't always clear at some smaller events, but which has been pretty consistent at Otakon for many years. Guests are guests of honor, the names that draw folks to your con, and typically are professionals who have some direct connection to the mission or the industry; panelists typically are fans first, and are not here to support or promote their work or that of their employers. Guests get official status and their travel costs are paid (including fees, where applicable), panelists generally do not get much more than a badge and a place to chill in their downtime. Team Four Star exists in a weird place, because the work they produce is unlicensed parodies of licensed works. I'm not sure how Ethan feels about it, but I shied away from bringing them as guests because it creates unwanted tension with industry. Most of their con appearances tend to be "under the radar" -- they're panelists or have a booth someplace. We have had them at Otakon before as panelists, but spotlighting unlicensed works with full "guest of honor" status can be problematic. IIRC, Funi basically ignores the parody works (because they're clearly parody, even if they use enough content to be legally tricky to deal with), but .... The nearest analogy I can come up with is when you pack more than the allowed occupancy in a hotel room. The hotel really doesn't care too much if you have 6 people in a 4-person room so long as you don't create more work for them with endless towel demands or noise complaints. But if you draw too much attention, they have to act to protect their bread & butter.
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  4. ramenman64

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    I'd like to request Nick Landis, Corinne Sudberg, Scott Frerichs, and Curtis Arnott please
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  6. EdKitten

    Most looking forward to thing at Otakon 2019?

    That'd be awesome! So many AMVs over the past years are terrific!
  7. KyoKyo

    Most looking forward to thing at Otakon 2019?

    I hope they do a "best of AMVs" segment for the last 25 years (or however far back they had the AMV contest) for all the best in shows. I know they did something similar for the Baltimore years.
  8. EdKitten

    Most looking forward to thing at Otakon 2019?

    Anniversary merch sounds terrific! Especially Otakon's tshirts -- I really like those. Are you thinking of making a new hat, or perhaps getting another official Otakon one? It's so hard to let go of my old tshirts -- they're so comfortable and have great memories from Otakon. Some special programming from Otakon would be really fun, maybe like videos showing bits of Otakon through the years. All the things people mentioned in Kewshi's post on 2019's festival theme sound terrific too. I really hope Otakon does what they mentioned.
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  10. onsenmark

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    Oh God, yes. HIROSHI FUJIOKA, plz. And your question re: toku actors moving to voice acting? Yes; Mao Ichimichi did voice work after doing Gokaiger, then came back to Super Sentai to voice Washi Pink in Kyuranger. I think Junya Ikeda(Gokai Silver) did some voice work in anime, too. So, it happens.
  11. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Most looking forward to thing at Otakon 2019?

    What's everyone looking forward to the most at this proclaimed/considered to be 25th Anniversary / 26th calendar year Otakon? I'm hoping for some anniversary merch, like make a new hat, since my hat I got at the 20th anniversary con back in 2013 is all beat up, since I've been wearing it every day for the past like 6 years.. lol. Some commemorative stuff like mugs or other things would be cool... Anyone else have anything to add?
  12. Oh ok, that's cool! I'd be going koo-koo, if I might be jobless. Hmmm, on the other hand, that'd mean I could send the ol' resume to some anime studios. Hmmm... (now THAT'S wishful dreaming)
  13. Haha it's okay.. I need a break anyway...
  14. Jobless? No!!! That's awful! So many people are job hunting these days. Hang in there!
  15. I might be jobless by then, so that's why the "dunno not sure yet". Yeah I doubt I'll be able to go at this point.... It's okay though.. I'm sure they'll come to the US again at some point.
  16. I sure do hope you get to the NYC show!!! I'm saving some moolah for another con, so I'll have to skip Sailor Moon. "Resell price" -- Eeeep! lol.
  17. Get them soon in case they sell out! You don't wanna have to pay resell price ^^;
  18. Yaaaaaaaassssss Kelly !!!!
  19. UzumakiWarlord

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    What if we had some other former Power Ranger actors as guests? Like Austin St. John, David Yost, Walter Emanuel Jones, and Amy Jo Johnson? (Original red, blue, black, and pink rangers respectively) Because if Otakon has hosted former ranger actors like Johnny Yong Bosch and Jason David Frank, then why not? And while on this topic, what if we had some guests from Japan who are heavily involved in Tokusatsu works? For those that don't know, Tokusatsu are live action tv and movies that have a heavy use in practical effects. Super Sentai (The source material for Power Rangers) is a primary example. Other than former ranger actors from our own country in the US, maybe the staff could at some point in time get in touch with an actor who worked on any previous Super Sentai series. Although given that tokusatsu is live action, getting someone who has worked on any kind of show of that medium would have to be more difficult to get in touch with than a popular seiyuu. And does anyone remember the show VR Troopers? One of the actors on that show, Brad Hawkins was one of the troopers, and later in his life and career would do some voice acting. Like recently, he's been playing the titular Goblin Slayer. Also, I wonder if acting in a tokusatsu show, and then moving on to voice acting is a thing over in Japan, too. Since it was the case here in America with JYB, Walter, and Brad.
  20. I'm definitely planning on lanterns for my crew I thought it would be alot of fun
  21. Thwazhere1

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    Kaho Shibuya(@Shibukaho) Bunny Ayumi(@BunnyAyu) Susu(@SSSuccubus)
  22. The Sailor Moon musicals are spectacular! I hope I go to the NYC show... Not sure yet... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. So terrific you're going to both locations!!! It looks awesome!!!
  24. Yeah, I don't see someone setting off fireworks in the WEWCC, because that would be dumb. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmaybe outside, if it were feasible? Like sparklers or something. Some food trucks selling Japanese style food would be nice, yeah.
  25. Otaku4Life

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    I would like to request having voiceover talents Brittany Lauda & Matt Shipman as anime guests. I have been a fan of their work for years & they were amazing in DARLING in the FRANXX (2018). https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=19850 They currently do voice work for Funimation, Media Blasters & other studios. Here is their Anime News Network listings of their voiceover roles. Brittany Lauda: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=124358 Matt Shipman: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=134957
  26. Greetings, I would like to request having voiceover talents Brittany Lauda & Matt Shipman as anime guests. I have been a fan of their work for years & they were amazing in DARLING in the FRANXX (2018). https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=19850 They currently do voice work for Funimation, Media Blasters & other studios. Here is their Anime News Network listings of their voiceover roles. Brittany Lauda: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=124358 Matt Shipman: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=134957 Thank you very much for your time & have a nice day.
  27. I would love to see some Japanese style food vendors with festival foods
  28. FIREWORKS! There has to be fireworks in the WEWCC if it's a festival! (OK... maybe not. I don't want to test the fire evacuation capability of the convention center.)
  29. I'd like to see sakuraflorr invited her and team deathstrike cosplay
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