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  1. 4 points
    Hey all! So I was reading through the "How was your hotel?" thread from last year and I saw some people surprised at the fact that at check-in they want $150-200 more than the actual reservation and if you can't successfully get that held on your debit/credit card you cannot check in... This is due to incidental insurance, so if you screw anything up in the room besides normal wear and tear for that weekend, the repairs are covered. The $150-200 usually consists of around $50 per night you have booked for your stay. If you booked the room for yourself only, then I can understand the frustration of not realizing that they need that incidental insurance/not realizing you had to budget for that. Please be aware that such a charge is only a HOLD, and will be released/refunded if nothing warrants that kind of repair in your room. So, I intend this thread to serve as a reminder for everyone to have you / your group budget an additional $200 or so for the incidentals, even if the booking site you're using doesn't mention it, even though they should, but if you're an experienced con-goer/hotel booker you should expect/remember and budget for it.... Thanks for reading, Shiggitay
  2. 4 points
    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
  3. 3 points
    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.
  4. 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).
  5. 3 points
    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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 2 points
    Thanks for that input! I'm glad someone actually read and took to heart my advice. EDIT: w00t for my 1,000th post!
  9. 2 points
    Copy Pasting a reply I made in the Post-2018 section because it will be more visible here: That being said, if you are a student with a tight credit limit then OP's suggestion of having an extra $200 available is good advice.
  10. 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!
  11. 2 points
    People have brought this up over and over. Many many people, including myself, don’t want him there. Inviting him would show a lack of concern for what he’s done to fans over the last 16-some years and what he’s alleged to have done to peers and others. Considering Mignogna is not in anything anymore, and likely never will be, there’s no reason to invite him anyway.
  12. 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...
  13. 2 points
    With all due respect Something Clever, Gaspar and Sozuke did nothing wrong. Stop acting like a "wanna-be" mod. The way you're responding to this is no less than trolling.
  14. 2 points
    I would like Otakon to have a full page picture of all the t-shirts designs from 1994 to present on their "Anniversary Con Book". Also, let the con book have pictures and other info on what was it's highlights for each particular years.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 1 point
    The last thread got autoarchived again, but a lot of things have happened since the last one, so here we go again! Let me break down what I know: GamePlay (Marley Station Mall, Glen Burnie, MD): current lineup is: jubeat (NEW!) DDR (recently refurbished) beatmania IIDX (refurbished late 2016) pop'n music DrumMania In The Groove Marvel vs. Capcom 2 The Simpsons Various redemption games re:gen (White Marsh Mall, White Marsh, MD): a used video game store. Recently lost their jubeat, but has added a Naomi Universal cabinet that they intend to rotate games in. Save Point (Townmall of Westminster, Westminster, MD): a used video game store. Has an ever-rotating selection of games and various pinball machines. I haven't been in a while and the game selection changes rapidly due to the number of events they bring games to, so I honestly can't tell you what's in the store right now. The Cave Gaming Center (Fairfax, VA): a 24 hour LAN gaming center located in the interior of a largely open-air shopping center. They recently added a bunch of arcade music games: jubeat beatmania IIDX pop'n music BeatStream SOUND VOLTEX Round1 (Exton Square Mall, Exton, PA): just recently opened and has way more games than I can list in this space. Standouts include Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone, Theatrhythm All-Star Carnival, Groove Coaster, CROSSxBEATS, Gunslinger Stratos, and should soon receive Maximum Tune 5. Got a hot arcade spot nearby I missed? Let everyone know here!
  18. 1 point
    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?
  19. 1 point
    Ooooh, Ryuko Matoi? Is there a GameStop in the general area for those who need to get a copy of Kill La Kill: IF that weekend? Oh, and I have another addendum to my list: Kenji Ohtsuki. I don't think he's EVER been to the US, has he?
  20. 1 point
    Good Evening! The two people I’d like to recommend are akidearest and Cdawgva These are their YouTube channels; Akidearest: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_1HVMnw-610qx54iEiWk7A CdawgVA: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ_0SkFdi551iYTG04R2g Thank you for your time!
  21. 1 point
    PREFERRED NAME: TylerHOMETOWN: I tell people in Maryland, Towson. I tell people outside the area, Baltimore.# OF OTAKONS ATTENDED: 14 (the Sunday of 04 and everyone since, except 2016, when I had a schedule conflict)The BONUS ? for 2019: I'm no good at cosplay--I did a budget Green Ranger twice. But the best I've seen at Ota... man, I'd have to think a while on that.
  22. 1 point
    PREFERRED NAME: GasparHOMETOWN: Boston, MA# OF OTAKONS ATTENDED: with 2019 included it'll be 11The BONUS ? for 2019: Since 2016 I've been cosplaying a Genderbent Senbonzakura Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid (original female version is my avatar), but starting in 2018 with Anime Boston I've also added a semi-genderbent Street Pop Hatsune Miku (an obscure outfit/module from the Hatsune Miku Project Diva F2nd song "Kagerou Days" or "Heat Haze Days"). I say "semi" because in the PV of the song Miku is technically dressed as guy, but I'll leave that up to your imagination to determine. My SenBon Miku has been misidentified as a "Kawaii M Bison" from Street Fighter, and as hilariously wrong as that is I take that in stride. No one has guessed or even cared about my Street Pop Miku though.... I hereby challenge the Otakon population to guess it correctly, but if you don't, that's okay. Cosplaying obscure versions of characters / obscure characters altogether is also part of the fun.
  23. 1 point
    Can't really say since we only know of one guest so far and the schedule won't be known until after all the guests are announced. So we'll see.
  24. 1 point
    In general, I really hope the Makerspace comes back! We kept meaning to go, but just never found the time. Anniversary-wise, I agree that a retrospective of the AMV contest would be a great idea! Maybe some sort of panel discussing the history of the con from its inception to present day? That might be cool.
  25. 1 point
    Mangaka: Natsume Ono (House of Five Leaves, ACCA) Such great storytelling and art style! Kabi Nagata (My Lesbian Experience with Lonliness, and My Solo Exchange Diary) I wonder if she'd be up for visiting. Music: Every year until they come! Asian Kung-fu Generation!
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