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    They might not get Otakon back, but maybe...just maybe...the BCC will be able to land some other anime convention. I certainly wouldn't mind having another excuse to visit Charm City again.
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    I remember some years back (2008?), there was something on the schedule that was just archive recordings of concerts playing in a video room. I wonder if something like that has been explored for a possible return to the schedule? I'd love to revisit the first JAM Projecyt show in 04, the TMR/Home Made Kazoku collab, Oreskaband etc.
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    Good news everyone! Registration for Otakon 2020 is now open! Register early to lock in the special "early bird" discount rate. Learn more at our website and join us July 31 - August 2, 2020!
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    I originally planned on giving up on guest requests, but part of me felt as though I should give this another chance. While I normally give a bit of a list of guests I'd like to see be invited, this time, I'm only going to limit to only 2 people for the time being. I apologize for the topic I'm about to bring up, as it was the last thing I wanted to bring up too. But please really hear me out for a moment. The only 2 guest I would like to see the staff invite for Otakon 2020 are Jamie Marchi and Monica Rial. These last 11 months have been utter hell for them. They've lost quite a bit of work because of a certain issue, which I won't go into detail, as you all know what it is. I really feel that they both could some strong supporters. People who sympathize with what they both went through. I'm not saying all of this not just because they both haven't been to Otakon for years, but it's because of how tough they've both had for this year all for doing the right thing. So please consider having them for 2020. They both said they would love to come back, and I hope there'll be people who will have hearts for them, given the hell they've both been through the last 11 months, as of this typing.
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    Hey I didn't see anything about this, so I thought I'd get things started. Anyone have any plans for this year for cosplay yet? I'm going as Leon from Pokemon Sword and Shield. If anyone else is doing anything Sword/Shield related, feel free to PM me. Can't wait for this summer :)
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    --not staff-- https://www.otakon.com/info/general-policies/ "Wheeled vehicles, carts, props, shoes & skates are not permitted inside the WEWCC. The only exception is for wheelchairs and other ADA compliant mobility devices." Sounds like a no.
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    This Baltimore Business Journal article provides an update on the proposed expansion to the Baltimore Convention Center, the update is the expansion will not occur due to the current cost estimate of expansion which is estimated to be more than $1.5 billion, much more than the previously announced estimate of $600 million: https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2020/02/04/baltimore-convention-center-expansion-plans-scaled.html
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    I wouldn't say never, but it does seem like Otakorp's fear that the BCC renovation would interfere with Otakon is proving to be even worse than imagined. "We're losing all our big convention contracts to other cities because the BCC isn't good enough!" "Okay, so how about we fix it by doing nothing?"
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    They specifically didn't rule it out should BCC have the room for it. But that said, I doubt we'll see work being done there any time soon.
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    As I recall you could not do public viewings of the recordings due to the convention labor contracts, but if there was a library of these archive videos that could be "requested" by Otakon members- would that skirt around the commercial broadcast rules? We need to watch the TMR concert again for RESEARCH!
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    Alabaster explaining why this can't happen in 3...2... Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
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    That would be pretty cool. As I recall, previous incarnations of the OtaMuseum would play past concerts & other videos there. A programming track like that could work, but my ? would be if the demand & convention space are there to try it.
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    This would be amazing! I always miss out on the concerts so it would be cool to see the past ones!
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    Assuming everything goes well my cosplay plans for this Otakon are: Kinu/Selkie (FE:F) - She's done! I brought her last year so just need to brush out the wig, ears, and tail a bit! Thouzer/Souther (HNK) - He's a huge maybe! Depends on if I get everything done in time. Nezuko (KNY) - I just need to dye the kimono silk, wait for my lining to arrive, and actually assemble/sew my komon. Everything else for her is done! Mikazuki Munechika (TR) - Armor painting and he's done! I was going to do Sword/Shield but I'm swamped this year. I will definitely try to find you and take a picture though! I'll try to see how many people from this thread I can find by the end of the con!
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    No but it's a cooling system that could be used in big cosplays where your wearing bulky thick stuff
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    That would be interesting to see...
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    That sounds awesome! 2008 was the year before I started coming to Otakon, so seeing stuff like this available again would be cool.
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    Hey all! MaGFest (Music and Gaming Festival) 2020 just happened this past weekend. I was there as were 30k+ other people and it was a blast. Did anyone else here go? https://super.magfest.org for more info Also, check out a video I made of my experience: https://youtu.be/UxMnAvg6ZEM
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    Currently, the word is the Dulles Airport extension of the Metro is scheduled to open July 16, leaving only a week or so before Otakon. Because of "best-laid plans" and all, it's probably better to assume more delays in the opening will happen and Metro will not be running to/from IAD during Otakon. If I'm wrong, it will be a pleasantly surprised "wrong". 😊
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    This is the 2020 edition of the travelers advisory thread for those that will be commuting to the con over the heavily loaded period of July 30 thru August 1. I make this thread to help Otakon goers as much as possible to avoid potential bottlenecks, or not be caught by changes to traffic patterns & transit lines. There may be a whole slew of changes for 2020, so keep an eye on this thread as we get closer to the convention period.
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    ANN Recently reported the release month of Kaguya-Sama: Love is War 2nd season I originally started reading the manga around the the time it first started coming out. I was hooked immediately! Probably one of my favorites in the genre to date. a super-short, pretty accurate, but non-spoilery, and oversimplified Synopsis The story follows two main protagonists, Miyuki Shirogani, the Student Council President with the #1 grade in the school, and Kaguya Shinomiya, the StCo Vice-President with the 2nd highest grades in the school. Due to their skewed and over-fantasized views on romance, enter into a sort of cold war to make the other confess to them. I really enjoy the art style, and it fits well with the story and characters. The story itself in the beginning may seem stereotypical, but there is a novelty that makes you enjoy it so much more. Hope you check it out Chika Fujiwara [Image source: IMDB]
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    Please bring LiSA for a concert!! 😄😍💜
  23. 1 point
    I remember you were in a big hurry to go home. I even walked with you to Penn Station then we went our separate ways.
  24. 1 point
    Still thinking about it. I guess it will depend on my finances next year.
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    Uhhh why is there a duplicate of this thread? There's another one already posted by someone.... HERE: Mods I'd suggest you lock this thread so as to not create confusion... or maybe merge the two if you can do that? EDIT: otoxo already noticed the duplicate thread before I did... lol
  27. 1 point
    Not too shabby for a three-year old con. I'd strongly think about going if only it didn't come right smack-dab in the middle of football season.
  28. 1 point
    I still don't understand the appeal of LL, so I was kind of the opposite. Dream Solister and then JAM Project's entrance gave me life. I wish they had had a longer set, but such was the format of the event.
  29. 1 point
    Hmmm..... looks like even with my planning for the convention, I couldn't quite keep the motivation going for all 3 days. But I knew I was going to be ready for the Friday concert..... turns out I wasn't ready for the concert as well after it ended (that was a big positive though). - Wasn't familiar of ZAQ by name (knew one of her songs). Turned out to be an awesome performance. (and to be a surprise guest MC at the LL after party on Saturday night, surprised I wasn't a fan sooner). - (The main reason I was at the concert) All the delayed viewings I've been to for Aqours and the LL mobile game should have gotten me ready for Guilty Kiss..... to get that reaction just walking on the stage with no build up just before their 1st song.... I could tell right there being at a live concert was going to be far different than a delayed viewing. I admit I needed a time out after the Guilty Kiss performance and needed to sit down for awhile which left me not as active while True was on stage (although I was at her previous 2 anime nyc concerts). Sounded like Jam Project got a similar reaction in comparison to Guilty Kiss but with a build up prior to walking on stage. Also an excellent performance, but despite standing up trying to be more active, I wasn't quite as active as I should have. Awesome concert overall. Also had fun at the convention while it lasted.
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