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  2. Are you interested in participating in one of several exciting events hosted by Capital Area Budokai? If so, read on! Capital Area Budokai will be hosting 4 workshops at Otakon 2019. Participation in each session will be limited to participants selected via this web form. Sing ups end at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 23 Details: All 4 events will take place in Workshop 3 (WEWCC 146A) Friday, July 26, 2019 Saturday, July 27 2019 Session #1: Art of the Staff– 3:00pm-4:00pm Session #2: Art of the Sword -4:30-5:30pm Session #3: Japanese Fencing Seminar–8:00-9:00pm Session #4: Art of the Sword–9:30pm-10:30pm While all are welcome to attend, participation in each session will be limited to participants selected via the Sign up form Here. Participants must be 18 or older
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  4. PizzaPants

    Looking for a Panel helper.

    Hello I'm running the panel Persona 5 and the Tarot. https://hiroko.otakon.com/events_schedule_detail.asp?eventID=35&id=53207 I could use someone to run the laptop during my panel so I can walk around and have people draw cards. I had a friend to help, but he had to drop out because of parking. Anyone interested in Persona 5 or tarot cards is preferred.
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  6. Krabstarr

    Unofficial Otakon Discord Server and Community Events

    Tonight is Unofficial Otakon Quiplash ! Go to https://www.caffeine.tv/krabstarr/ to play the game! Room pre-show starts at 9:00PM EDT, games begins at 9:15PM EDT
  7. sulkyselkie

    Schedule is Out!

    Otakon's Twitter is indicating this weekend: https://twitter.com/Otakon/status/1151912674227343362 I wouldn't be surprised to see it go live next week, though.
  8. Revengel

    Schedule is Out!

    Any idea when the Guidebook will be live? I use that thing constantly.
  9. JoanneCZ

    Recomendations for Studio Ghibli Fan

    I am not being lazy. I have looked at the schedule and have marked some things as potential to see. Many of them happen at the same time so I have to decide which is best. I had knee surgery this month. I'll have a scooter rented for the con. Still, I will have to monitor my pain level. Might just have to do 1 or 2 things per day. I have made these choices so far below. I have to weed through it and figure out which ones are the best. What do you think? 2-3pm -Photoshoot 1 Studio Ghibli or Black Butler at Photoshoot 3 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Video 3 (Room 146B) That Time I Was Reincarnated As a Slime [D] ***2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Saturday, July 27, 2019 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Panel 3 (Room 150) Yokai Stories with Hirokatsu Kihara [G] 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Workshop 2 (Room 140) Getting Real About Fantasy Writing [F] 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM AMV Theater (Room 144) David Bowie: Like Some Cat From Japan [F] Join former Ghibli writer/producer Kihara as he explores Japanese folklore and supernatural stories. Video 1 (Room 147A) Penguin Highway (Premiere) 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Events (Level 3 Ballroom A/B) BRADIO Concert [G] 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM AMV Theater (Room 144) Weirdest Japanese Commercials [F+] 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Panel 6 (Room 152A) Yurei, Yokai, & School Girls [F] 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM Panel 7 (Room 146C) Ramen? Ramen! RAMEN?! [F]
  10. EdKitten

    Recomendations for Studio Ghibli Fan

    Sorry to post so much, but, you might want to see an Otakon guest: Hirokatsu Kihara, formerly involved with the production desk at Studio Ghibli. I missed seeing him last year and heard he was really a fun guest. Hope to see him this year!
  11. EdKitten

    Helpful Tidbits & Carol Burnett

    Oh, for people using Union Station to travel to Otakon -- the comic book store and the used book store are gone from Union Station. However, Walgreens, other stores, many restaurants (and the food court) are still there. url: unionstationdc.com
  12. EdKitten

    Helpful Tidbits & Carol Burnett

    Just a bunch o' tidbits, thought they might be helpful. A pdf map of the metro/subway system is at: wmata.com/schedules/maps/upload/2019-System-Map.pdf (the link on Otakon's webpage for the map doesn't seem to work, so I hope this one is ok). Carol Burnett Fans -- she'll be appearing at the Strathmore music center on Thursday, July 25, at 8pm. Since it's happening on badge/pick up day for Otakon, I hope this info is ok to post here. The Strathmore is right across the street from the Grosvenor metro (on the Red line -- on the metro map, it's located near the upper left). Url: strathmore.org. If you find yourself on the metro, not really near the WEWCC, and need some handy stores, some are: McDonalds and 7 Eleven, across from the White Flint metro (on the Red line -- on the metro map, it's located near the upper left). Once you exit White Flint, you'll see them right across the street. Safeway grocery store, located across from the Twinbrook metro (on the Red line -- on the metro map, it's located near the upper left). When you get off the train, you'll see a Hilton hotel and to the left of the hotel, a Safeway (they're both located across a metro parking lot). Caution -- at night, sometimes the walk to Safeway can be a bit dark because some of the metro's parking lot lights on that side don't light up. Of course, walking during the daytime is fine. Walking directions from Mt. Vernon Square metro to the WEWCC entrance: In the past, I'd see a lot of people wonder which direction to walk, once they stepped off the escalators at Mt. Vernon Square metro. For first-timers, once you exit the escalators at Mt. Vernon Square metro, you'll see glass doors in front of you belonging to the WEWCC. But they'll be exit doors. So, you have to walk along the outside of the building to get to the entrance. So, with the glass doors in front of you, make a left (do not cross the street), then make a right (which comes up quickly), and just go straight. You'll get to an intersection (which is 7th Street and L Street), but keep going straight. (It'll look like you're walking along two different buildings, but they're both part of the WEWCC.) Keep going straight until you come to the corner of the building (the intersection should say Mt. Vernon Place). Do not cross the street. Turn right at the corner of the building, and soon you'll see the entrance to the WEWCC on the right. Gosh, that's long directions -- sorry about that. It's actually really easy -- just follow the cosplayers! To make it even easier, please view the picture Otakon has at: otakon.com/info/location, scroll down to "venue maps," and find the one that shows "Main Entrance" and "M Metro." Any other helpful hints from others will be extremely appreciated!
  13. EdKitten

    Recomendations for Studio Ghibli Fan

    Haven't had a chance to look at the program yet. I love The Wolf Children too! And Studio Ghibli films. Not connected with Otakon, but you might like to keep an eye on fathomevents for anime films. They usually have some anime and Studio Ghibli films scheduled. For Ghibli, go to fathomevents.com, scroll down and click on Studio Ghibli Fest. When you type in your zipcode, click on the auto zipcode that'll pop up in the box underneath your typing. (Took a while to figure out that I actually needed to click on the box, for the movies in my area to show up.)
  14. EdKitten

    Where to Eat for Otakon vids

    Thanks a million for all the awesome videos! So much helpful information!
  15. bigstevegearhart

    Where to Eat for Otakon vids

    So, this is the third and last video of Where to Eat for Otakon 2019 and it has a few tips and places to get food! Thank you for watching these videos, I hope they helped you out! Please come back to the channel for a review of Otakon and more of my videos! See you at Otakon!!!!!! Part Two, Staying Safe - Part One, Transportation - A Part of Otakon History & Culture...sort of... -
  16. Krabstarr

    Unofficial Otakon Discord Server and Community Events

    The battle for supremacy is on as we engage to match wits in Game Night - Unofficial Otakon Quiplash. Friday, 07/19/2019 at 9:00PM EDT We've loaded the Jackbox Party Pack favorite Quiplash 2 with dozens (over 5 dozen!) of custom prompts relating to Otakon, anime, and anything else we could think of! Players are given a prompt, such as "Why Shinji really didn't want to get in the robot". Players then put down their funniest, wittiest, or whatever answer they think will get them the votes! The answers are put head to head and the best, or sometimes the worst, response wins! Win or lose, this is one event you won't want to miss, as Quiplash is already a fun time, so Quiplash + anime + Otakon should be an amazing time! Join us on Discord for the link to join the game: https://discord.gg/wjrfMbH
  17. Aresef

    Japanese Voice Actors Autograph Session?

    --not staff-- They are literally only in town for a day.
  18. sulkyselkie

    Autographs Information

    Hi there! Last month, someone asked the Otakon Twitter account for information on the autograph sessions. The reply they received was: "Autograph session details will be announced soon, but there will be a mix of paid VIP (like the concerts), panel sessions, and first-come first-served autograph lines. Some autographs will allow brought merch, others will require a merch purchase (dependent on the contract)." It's been almost four weeks since then, with no details announced. Can anyone confirm if there will indeed be paid VIP tickets to the autograph sessions, and when these would be made available for purchase? Which autographs will require merch purchases, and which won't? (I have some blank shikishi boards that I was hoping to get autographed.) Also, how will the autographs be structured? What will the line system be like? Thanks for any answers you can provide!
  19. I'm doing a panel at the con and looking for someone to get an autograph for me while I'm presenting. Willing to compensate. If you or someone you know is interested, contact me at hentropy@hotmail.com.
  20. AMVPhDResearchStudy

    PhD Research Study on AMVs

    Hi Everyone, I've made a short, anonymous survey for my PhD research on AMVs, and I would be sooo incredibly grateful if you participated in it. The link to the survey is here: https://forms.gle/4HW843rDhEms3dT76. Thank you so much!
  21. Now that some of the autograph sessions have been added to the schedule, are there are any plans to hold autograph sessions for the Japanese Fruits Basket voice cast OUTSIDE of the ticketed meet-and-greet hosted by Funimation? I'm seeing that there are two panels on Saturday to feature those voice actors as part of the FBasket promotions. One of which is "Fruits Basket Panel Presented by Funimation [G]" at 11am and the second is at 3:45pm and doesn't appear to be the Funimation-sponsored panel but still focuses on their Fruits Basket work. Will there be opportunities for fans of those voice actors to meet them for autographs or photo opportunities that don't specifically have to do with Fruits Basket? It seems unusual to invite Japanese guests but expect fans to only see them for one specific show, even if there are commercial promotions involved. For example, I doubt everyone who would want to see Makoto Furukawa are going to ignore the fact that he's also Saitama from "One Punch Man." Please consider the interests of the fans and allow those outside of those 50 ticket-holders to see those guests if the option hasn't already been considered. Thanks.
  22. Zeeba Neighba

    Recomendations for Studio Ghibli Fan

    Otakon's schedule has been available to view for the past couple of weeks. But if you're too lazy to look things up yourself, then there is a Studio Ghibli film (From Up on Poppy Hill) playing at 12:30pm on Friday.
  23. ramenman64

    Badge Mailing?

    I checked the mailbox 5 times, I assure you, it's not that.
  24. TnAdct1

    Badge Mailing?

    Before you do that, I suggest rechecking the mailbox again to make sure you didn't leave the badge there. I remember a couple of years when I assumed that my USPS delivered the badge to the wrong house when I got a message saying that it arrived, when in reality, I failed to pull it out of my mailbox when getting the rest of the mail that day.
  25. Clutch

    Badge Mailing?

    Go to your local Post Office and ask them about it. You may need to speak with the Delivery Supervisor. The local Post Office gave me the phone number for the Supervisor when I asked about stopping mail for the previous resident coming to my mailbox. Good luck!
  26. ramenman64

    Badge Mailing?

    So I talked to someone and now I'm having a new problem. I need to prove that USPS lost my badge, which is difficult since the tracking thing says it got delivered. Even though it didn't and I can't reach anyone at USPS. And if I don't get in contact with someone at USPS, I have to buy a new badge at full price.
  27. Triela

    Badge Mailing?

    Glad I could put your mind at ease!! Have a great con!!
  28. ramenman64

    Badge Mailing?

    Thanks a bunch!
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