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  2. I finally found a person who seems willing to do my customized costume of Klaymen from the Neverhood. I'm not sure what kind of things I should look for in the contract. The designer mentions a company name, but is there some kind of business certificate or such I can and should be asking for? He expects to have the costume finished in 6 months. I can wait 1 full year. Maybe a refund clause minus $50 or $100 that I could request my money back if the costume if not finished by then? I'm not sure about materials or what
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  4. I don't think I've seen staff pool represented at any orientation that I'd been to prior, that's why I mentioned it as something I appreciated. But it's good to learn there's more coordination than I was aware of.
  5. Hi All! I see the listings for the exhibitors and panels are live now. For Exhibitors: Bandai-Namco Entertainment Dragon Ball FUNimation Ghibli Good Smiles Katsucon (I really don't know why Otakon and AnimeNEXT don't have a table there) Kinokuniya Books Konami One Piece VIZ Media Panels & Screenings: Bleach-Thousand Year War Premiere Chainsaw Man Dub Panel and Premiere Crunchyroll One Piece Film Red Cast (Both English and Japanese) Panel VIZ Media Panel Like alwa
  6. Dante Basco, Michaela Jill Murphy, Johnny Yong Bosch, Aaron Mitchell Dismuke, Melissa Fahn, Skip Stellrecht, Matt Miller, Yuri Lowenthal, Kate Higgins, Haruka Tomatsu
  7. Ooops -- correction -- the hotel's address is Rockville, Maryland. Some webpages say North Bethesda (when it's not listing the official address). It's confusing. But the hotel's definitely across from the White Flint/North Bethesda metro, which is really handy. Also across from that metro stop is McDonald's and 7 Eleven -- also handy.
  8. Thought maybe some people who like Otakon, might like this expo. It's really fun and it's the first time they're having it since lockdown. Small Press Expo (it emphasizes indie comics, graphic novels, and cartooning) September 17-18, 2022 Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center The hotel is across from the White Flint metro on the Red Line. (White Flint metro is in the process of changing its name to "North Bethesda" metro.) The hotel address is in North Bethesda, Maryland, but I put "Wash DC area" in the title, since you can get there via the subway w
  9. I would love to see otakon bring in khoi dao for 2023, can’t hurt to dream 😭
  10. Music: Yuki Kajiura, m-flo, Granrodeo, renewing my request for MONKEY MAJIK Voice: Yuri Lowenthal, Johnny Yong Bosch, Monica Rial, Jamie Marchi Other: Toshiki Inoue (who hasn't done a con to my knowledge), Yasuhiro Nightow
  11. Speaking of trains, I just made my Amtrak train reservations for next years Otakon. Only cost me $62 round trip (New York to Washington D.C. and back).
  12. 2023's theme for Otakon is trains, since I haven't seen a discussion thread set up for trains, let me start one if that's OK with everyone! A pretty recent development regarding trains in the US is there is a group known as the Northeast Maglev that is working with the Central Japan Railroad Company on an attempt to bring Central Japan Railroad's SCMAGLEV (SuperConducting MAgnetic LEVitation) train technology to the NEC (the NorthEastern Corridor). This high-speed passenger rail train line is proposed to go between Washington D.C. and New York City with an approximate one-way
  13. I just got my NYCC badge in the mail last night. Now the real waiting begins.
  14. Honestly if we can get anyone from NIJISANJI EN, that would be amazing πŸ˜„
  15. Less than a dozen, out of 40,000. I would consider that's almost insignificant.
  16. I'd love to send in a request for Kotaro Uchikoshi! Most recently, he was the writer for AI: The Somnium Files nirvanA Initiative, and has previously directed the first game in the series, as well as the Zero Escape series.
  17. I don't know if this technically belongs here, as the forum header says 'Serious discussion'. Close enough for government work, I suppose. What for years had only existed as a promo video with bad sound has been found, apparently in the Library of Congress of all places. It definitely was a thing. What that thing is, I'm not quite sure. Pilot episode (Watch at your own risk. Though it can't be as bad as Spaceballs the Animated Series. I had a friend yell at me when he watched that, despite my warnings.) Immediate takeaways (don't know if I want to watch a 2nd time: - I'm wo
  18. According to Otakon's policies, if it has wheels and isn't a mobility device, it's not allowed in. They indicate that that rule is from the venue but they probably wouldn't let them in anyway, IMO, because of liability.
  19. Seven days is near the upper bound of the incubation period for wild type COVID-19. Omicron BA.2 has a mean incubation period closer to 2~3 days, just like all its Omicon subvariant friends. This makes the task a bit easier, but of course you're right and pinning down the specific source of an outbreak requires strong methods and can't just be eyeballed. That said, "did a lot of people catch the coof during the weekend of Otakon" is a much simpler question, and the answer is "no." You don't have to worry about back-tracing an outbreak if there's no outbreak to back-trace. I sorta agree th
  20. With the 7 day incubation time frame before you actually acquire openly the symptoms, becomes difficult to actually label a major gathering as THE source. Where it is an Environmental virus similar to the seasonal flu etc, a whole host of daily activity leading up to arrival can also be the source - especially where the animals inside & out also carry it in the ecosystem. The fear needs to truly be knocked down more. It's something that will not ever go away from the world. You have to adapt and push forward, accepting that it is just another one many ways to get sick, seek treatment &
  21. I say this having been through the entire saga with friends - The End Result Could not have happened to a more deserving Klown. While we will never know how much is true that he is alleged to have done, if just 10% of what has come out is true, the dude needs to be forever forbidden to interact with anyone under the age of 30 to avoid grooming in society let alone the worse things & banned from public gathering places or forms of transportation without monitoring.
  22. Aresef

    Vic Loses

    To add context, an appellate judge denied his appeals and remanded the case to trial court to figure out exactly how much more he owes Monica Rial and Ron Toye in legal fees, since the cost of their representation exceeded the amount they were awarded in the case. Yeah, for those who forget, he and his lawyers bungled this lawsuit so hard that he ended up owing them, Jamie Marchi and Funimation. https://kotaku.com/vic-mignogna-lawsuit-dragon-ball-z-funimation-court-1849435479 I hope we never have to hear from him again but I know we're not going to be that lucky.
  23. I don't intend to ride it inside the center but you think they would still let me bring it inside? Asking for the upcoming 2023 con in DC
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