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  1. 4 points
    Hello all, this is where I post my annual series of "Where to Eat for Otakon" videos and shamelessly plug myself! For those who haven't seen them, I just talk about things like transportation, safety in the city and con and of course...where the food is. I try to update from year to year. So, if you would like, please watch and I hope they help you all out! Where to Eat for Otakon, Part One: https://youtu.be/jeNBEibVRlE
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    Everyone is entitled to mention who they want to request, people don't really need to argue for/against other people's suggestions. This is just a suggestions thread If you do not like another person's suggestion, do not need to argue or counter point on here. That would be going off topic I personally would like to meet Danny Choo =P Creator of the Smart Dolls and also one of the first Jpn focused blogs i have followed for many years =P
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    Overall convention feedback in this thread. Please try to keep things as civil as possible. I didn't go this year, I just like hearing about people's experiences, list the good, bad , and ugly of your experience!
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    In no particular order... Norio Wakamoto Natsuko Kuwatani Carrie Keranen Laura Post Cristina Vee Matt Mercer Tara Platt Yuri Lowenthal
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    ICYMI: Badges have been mailed! I got my tracking number yesterday afternoon, and I should be getting my badge on Monday, w00t. Kinda cutting it close this year, guys...
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    It's back hons! This thread is a place where Otakon goers can stay ahead of any potential troubles getting to or from the 26th Otakon. I'm opening the thread early because the con is a little sooner in 2019, but also because Metro are about to consider one of FOUR different options concerning operating hours. They are: OPTION 1: Maintain current hours (Mon-Thu 5:30a - 11:30pm / Fri 5am - 1am / Sat 7am - 1am / Sun 8am - 11pm) OPTION 2: Revert to pre-2016 hours (Mon-Thu 5am - MIDNIGHT / Fri 5am - 3am / Sat 7am - 3am / Sun 7am - MIDNIGHT) OPTION 3 [Alternative 1]: Reduce weekend morning service, and increase late night service w/weeknight single tracking (Mon-Thu 5:30am - MIDNIGHT / Fri 5:30am - 3am / Sat 9am - 3am / Sun 10:30am - MIDNIGHT) OPTION 4 [Alternative 2]: Add an hour to Fri. & Sat. night and Sun. morn, but also increase weekend single tracking (Mon-Thu 5am -11:30pm / Fri 5am - 2am / Sat 7am - 2am / Sun 7am - 11pm) Each of these options will have an effect on how Otakon goers get around on Metro. More on this story as decisions are made.
  7. 3 points
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ALL OF MY YES!!! ^ ^ ^ ^ ALL OF MY YES!!! ^ ^ ^ ^ ALL OF MY YES!!! In terms of musical guests/acts I'd like to request my annual request for none other than Do As Infinity! Please @alabaster make it happen haha (I know what you're gonna say, but try).
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    Did you know today is the 20th anniversary of DDR's release? If you haven't gone to play DDR in a while, now's a great time to get back into it!
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    Might as well start it now Yuri Lowenthal Tara Platt Steve Blum Travis Willingham Troy Baker Nolan North Team Four Star (most of them are legit voice actors now) Scott Frerichs Nick Landis Curtis Arnott Lawrence Simpson Kirran Somerlade Grant Smith
  10. 2 points
    Thank you all for making Otakon 25 great. Here's a small gift for everyone to enjoy and share. If you find yourselves in this video, please leave a comment and I'll reply with a shout-out(& thank you): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RFC0fs83mo
  11. 2 points
    TRAILER 1st - Cirera & Nugettochan - The Greatest Bartender - "The Greatest Showman (trailer audio) by 20th Century Fox - Death Parade 2nd - PerkyPastry - Re17 - "17 again (trailer audio)" by Offspring Entertainment - ReLIFE DRAMA/SERIOUS 1st - BleachShippu5678 - I've Lost Myself - "Paralyzed" by NF - A Silent Voice 2nd - Mycathatesyou69 - The Dark Machiavelli - "Dark Matter" by Les Friction - Code Geass ACTION 1st - BecauseImBored1 - Manic Melody - "Kill Tonight" by Panic! at the Disco - Soul Eater 2nd - DopplerDo - Can't Stop Me Now - "Can't Stop Me Now" by Oh the Larceny - My Hero Academia ROMANCE/SENTIMENTAL 1st - Kent Clark - Rewrite the Stars - "Rewrite the Stars" by Zac Efron & Zendaya - Your Name. 2nd - SilverEchoAMVs - Small Town Girl, City Boy - "Don't Stop Believing" by Anthem Lights - Your Name. UPBEAT/DANCE 1st - MadMegatax - All Eyes on Me - "All Eyes on Me" by OR30 - Kakeguri - Compulsive Gambler 2nd - Kirbygal - Machine of Despair - "Build Our Machine" by DAGames - Danganronpa COMEDY/PARODY 1st - Cameron Combe - I Did (Not) Mean to Blow Your Mind - "Decisive Battle, Master Exploder" by Shirou Sagisu, Tenacious D - Neon Genesis Evangelion, The Pick of Destiny 2nd - Aquiline Studios (Cyanna) - A Song for Our Time - "I've No More ... to Give" by Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. (feat. Damian Clark) - Aggretsuko VIC'S PICK (Coordinator's Award) Pixelblended Studios (EnQuatre) - Acrimony - "Never Going Back" by The Score - Hanebado! BEST IN SHOW AntaresHeart07 - Anime World Cup - "Jerk It Out" by The Caesars - various
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    The Good: The space. Every year that has been in DC I can't get over how much space the con has now. I honestly hope it never goes back to Baltimore. The panels: Honestly, this was one of the better cons that had really interesting panels. While I'm not "huge" into panels. The fact that there were a number of panels that I really wanted to go to sealed it for me The Game Room: This is maybe some of the best games in the game room this year. I like how a lot of the games were Japanese games with a mixture of US console games. I think since Otakon is loosing more video game vendors (due to other video game conventions popping up) and US arcade machines really shines the Japanese ones. Line: No line con this year, yay. Photoshoots: I love how it was all in one giant area. The Bad: The Guests. I wasn't that big into the majority of them. However, this was just my preference than any others. Kyoto Animation Signing: Seriously, not Otakon's fault a lot but screw you for advertising on this. It would be like a lawyer showing up at a funeral handing out business cards. I honestly think there should at least been someone keeping an eye on it. Bag Check- Security Theater again. Makes you feel safe, but honestly it doesn't and might make it worst. At this point I think Otakon should just raise the prices to get rid of this. The Ugly: No outside Food or Water: Seriously, this was the most messed up of them all. I had a metal water bottle on Friday that didn't get called out but Saturday I'm asked to get rid of it. I had to go back to my room. Plus with how inconsistent it was. I understand not bringing Pizza or McDonald's food into the place like the BCC was but there was seriously no communication or clear information about this. Plus what about people who are diabetic and need them? Or special diets from doctors? There needs to be something like "Can only bring this much in" or something.
  13. 2 points
    https://twitter.com/Otakon/status/1153273603431030785 They have been pretty clear that they are not printing schedules because with the lead time required for mass printing any pamphlet they give out would be inaccurate by the start of the con. You could have just printed your own copy before leaving for the con or use the digital signboards that were all over the con.
  14. 2 points
    No, a panel is a Q&A session. There are not autographs there. Only the things at the autograph tables are autograph sessions. As noted in the rules, you should generally expect one autograph per person unless there's a specific limit posted for the guest in question. They have to keep the line moving. Again, check with a staffer in autographs to figure out if that limit or other restrictions are in force for the signing session you want to attend. Chances are you might have to do another swing through the line or go to a later autograph session. Epcar is doing two signings and Wahlgren is doing three, according to the schedule as it stands.
  15. 2 points
    In terms of pricing: Basically, the ones that are listed on Otakon's schedule are free.
  16. 2 points
    Game of Thrones would like a word... Anyways, I went to AnimeJapan in Tokyo in 2018, and while it was more of an anime trade show/fair than a traditional con, it had a lot of the same elements. Cosplayers, industry booths, meeting voice actors, merch for sale, etc. Though the most different thing I noticed was that I didn't see anyone arriving in cosplay to the con, most came with rolling suitcases and changed there. Fandom is a thing anywhere there's pop culture.
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    There are about six different companies serving DC with scooters (and one with electric bikes). Prices range from 15c a minute (jump) to a dollar to start then ten cents every subsequent minute. Rather than downloading each individual app for them, what I reccomend is an app called transit: https://transitapp.com/ It shows every scooter/bike in the area. Thumb/click one and it'll open or download the necessary app for it. It also shows all nearby buses and trains, with arrival times. You can also use it like google maps to plan trips or to show any of that information for a location elsewhere.
  19. 2 points
    Be careful if you do use the scooters. My friends and I saw one get stolen at a 7-11. Just watch where you put it or lock it up.
  20. 2 points
    Not necessarily con-related, but I finally hope to meet some of you people, like from Discord n' stuff. Y'all know who you are, lol.
  21. 2 points
    I would love to see Erica Mendez!! She is extremely talented and I enjoy her work such as Emma (Promise Neverland), Retsuko (Aggretsuko) and many more! This is my first time attending Otakon too!
  22. 2 points
    Trying to get Elizabeth Maxwell to say Albedo's line "I don't even talk to anyone, who am I supposed to have sex with?!?" ...it's worth a shot...
  23. 2 points
    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.
  24. 2 points
    Seiyuu ------------------ Hayashibara Megumi (eternal wish list member #001) Hirano Aya (yeah, her career is pretty low-key now, but Haruhism still runs strong) any of the original 5 Inner Senshi (especially Fukami Rica or Mitsuishi Kotono) Hidaka Noriko (Akane-chan forever!) Dub VAs --------------- Monica Rial Luci Christian Brittney Karbowski (though her panel may need to be rated R after hearing her B Gata H Kei outtakes as Yamada) Music ------------- BABYMETAL (eternal wish list members #002) BAND-MAID (these ladies, who have done a US anime con before at Sakuracon in WA, would rock the house! It would be AWESOME to have an all-female group, who actually play the instruments (no slight to BABYMETAL) at Otakon 2019!) Momoiro Clover Z
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