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  1. 3 points
    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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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!
  4. 2 points
    I'm hoping for lanterns kimonos and umbrellas and the classic Japanese specials we see in our anime
  5. 2 points
    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.)
  6. 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
  7. 1 point
    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.
  8. 1 point
    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.
  9. 1 point
    The Sailor Moon musicals are spectacular! I hope I go to the NYC show... Not sure yet... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 1 point
    I would love to see some Japanese style food vendors with festival foods
  11. 1 point
    Hi, Hi. This is a long shot: Is anyone into aviation? I'm researching homebuilt, kit planes. Maybe a Light Sports category. Likely a home built since I don't have $$$,$$$.$$. Secondary quest: I'm trying to find a full template for a Rutan Defiant. Several hundred plans were sold from 74 to mid 80s but only 19 were built (According to FAA records of ones that were registered and flown) and 18 left in the wild.
  12. 1 point
    Wow! Got it started a couple of months earlier this time! Will Gofer registration be correspondingly early?
  13. 1 point
    Licensed private pilot here. Not current because... $140.00/hr to rent a plane "wet". I'll get back into flying after I win the lottery.
  14. 1 point
    Not quite but I work with a lot of pilots Sent from my SM-T820 using Tapatalk
  15. 1 point
    The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration has released a new report today that lists details about where the stations for the proposed SCMAGLEV line will be potentially located that will be considered in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS for short), if they will be underground or above ground, and details on construction methods. If this is given the green light by the federal government and this is constructed, commuters from Baltimore and BWI Marshall Airport would have a very fast trip to the D.C. Convention Center area where the D.C. stop has two concepts that will be considered within the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Link to this report: http://bwmaglev.info/images/document_library/reports/alternatives_report/SCMAGLEV_Alts_Report_Body-Append-A-B-C_Nov2018.pdf and http://bwmaglev.info/images/document_library/reports/alternatives_report/SCMAGLEV_Alts_Report_Append_D-E-F-G_Nov2018.pdf Baltimore Station 1 would be located directly under the Baltimore Convention Center with entrances that are near the convention center itself: Baltimore Station 2 would be above-ground and would directly connect to an existing light rail stop: The BWI Marshall Airport station would be underground: And the D.C station would be located very close to the D.C. Convention Center, there are two concepts for the station, both would have the station underground. D.C. station concept 1: D.C. station concept 2:
  16. 1 point
    The problem with an ultra-expensive rail system with only three stops is economics-related... similar to the problems the Concorde SST faced. The cost of operating the entire rail system will be heaped upon only the riders heading to these three stops - increasing the cost of a one-way ticket and pricing it out of most commuter's range. The cost per rider would be exorbitant. If you say "add more stops", then it becomes less advantageous than other means of transportation as the train spends more time decelerating, stopped, then accelerating from stations rather than cruising along at the hyped maximum speed. It will be similar to what happened to the Concorde - where Britain and France were subsidizing the operational costs of the aircraft throughout the entirety of its existence. The government (Federal, State, and Local) would probably be asked to foot the majority of the operating costs "until the system becomes self-sustaining" which probably never will happen given that there aren't a lot of reasons for tourists to justify the cost to use a SMAGLEV between Baltimore and DC. Even Japan hasn't tried this commercially yet so there's no proof that a SMAGLEV system is economically feasible. Yes I'm being a "Danny Downer", but I feel our Federal Government is already up to it's ears in debt and projects like these will only bury it deeper in debt. The targeted consumer base is way too small to support reasonable fares without government bailouts. Would it be great if there was a SMAGLEV rail system? Sure! But who's going to be paying to keep it running? The answer is "The overwhelming majority of taxpayers who will never have a need to get between Baltimore and DC in 15 minutes." I don't see taxpayers approving such a boondoggle. Besides, the "15 minutes" quote is misleading unless you assume that the rider just happened to get to the station when an "express" train that skips BWI is getting ready to leave. Otherwise the potential customer will be waiting in the station for the next train, riding the train to BWI where it will stop to drop off/pick up, THEN continue to DC/Baltimore. An actual 15 minute trip will be a rarity in such a system. So if you spend 30 minutes in the rail system for a supposed "15 minute" trip, will the increased fare be really worth it? Again, like the Concorde, the answer will be, "Only for those with money to burn."
  17. 1 point
    SCMAGLEV is in fact the fastest ground transportation system in the entire world and the proposed SCMAGLEV U.S. rail line would operate based upon the standards and procedures developed in Japan: https://northeastmaglev.com/faq/
  18. 1 point
    Going from convention center to convention center (and the airport of course) would be so AWESOME! Seems like it'd cut down on traveling headaches and traffic. Thanks for the info! For some reason, the abbrev. SCMAGLEV reminds me of Smeagle (aka Gollum), from Lord of the Rings.
  19. 1 point
    A legend is gone. I met him on the next to last appearance he made in NYCC in the strangest way: I was using the bathroom at the time. I was fixing myself up when a friend of mine decided to give me a call at that very moment. While I was talking to him, I noticed someone took a quick look inside the bathroom and said it was all clear. I didn't pay attention who went in next after that to use the stall. While still on my phone, I told my friend that he literally caught me with my pants down, and I heard a person giggling in the stall after I said that. I told him I will call right back because I needed both hands to put my belt back on and wash my hands. I heard the person leave the stall and started to wash his hands while I was leaving but still didn't turn around to see who it was. Once I stepped out, I was surrounded by 2 security people asking me where did I came from. A few seconds later I hear someone says "excuse me" right behind me, and I couldn't believe it, it was Stan Lee. I quickly step aside and apologized to him for being in the way. He looked at me and said, "No problem son". Then he put one hand on my shoulder and shook my hand with the other and told me, "I like your wit. Don't ever lose it.". I said "Thank you Mr. Lee", then security quickly whisked him away. Too bad I never got to meet him again. He will be missed.
  20. 1 point
    Hey, that trailer looks great! Thanks for posting this -- I can't wait for the movie to be released.
  21. 1 point
    Like many of his characters, Stan Lee was haunted by the things he could not control. In an interview a few years back he expressed frustration about all the things he still wanted to do, but now Father Time was rapidly limiting his ability to see them to completion.
  22. 1 point
    That warrants a trip to Game Underground! Did you know it moved again? It's closer to Boston now.
  23. 1 point
    For what it's worth, I think we might have missed an opportunity to bring a few Overwatch voice actors to the Otakon party. Granted, most of them are much more video-game-oriented (besides Matt Mercer, Crispin Freeman, and Keith Silverstein), but Overwatch is still a very popular game, and it would have been nice for Blizzard to have Otakon be a stop on this year's Overwatch Payload Tour. I'd think the biggest obstacle is getting this to be relevant to Asian culture. This game is HUGE in South Korea... perhaps inviting some of the pro South Korean players/coaches for a weekend (like Carpe, Fissure, Geguri, and pretty much the whole player roster of the New York Excelsior -- Saebyeolbe, Pine, JJonak, etc.) could be a good idea. Considering that the game is still popular now, including South Korea and China, I'd like to see a little more Overwatch presence at Otakon next year.
  24. 1 point
    I only have one request. Musical guest for the Festival themed Otakon 25th Anniversary: WAGAKKI BAND A blend of modern rock instruments (guitar, bass, drums) with traditional Japanese instruments such as Taiko drums, Tsugaru-Shamisen , Shakuhachi, and Koto. This is the perfect blend of west and east to have with us as we celebrate! They released their most recent album, Otonoe, April of this year. For your listening pleasure, here is "Yuki Kageboushi", their most recent single from this year.
  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!