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  1. There is no ice cold water for only one dollar.
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  2. I was just going through some of my old Otakon pix, and as I was looking at some of the ones taken on the outdoor terrace at the BCC it made me realize how much I missed it. There's no real spot in the WEWCC to just go outside and take pictures of cosplayers, or even just spend a few minutes enjoying the weather while still staying inside the convention center. With that in mind, I started to think about other things that I liked when Otakon was in Baltimore - places to go, things to do, etc. A short list off the top of my head (in no particular order): - The aforementioned terraces
    1 point
  3. Definitely miss the fact that it was in my hometown. That made it way cheaper for me to attend the con (no hotel, no parking garage necessary; just a day pass for the subway and a little spending money for the weekend). I also miss the fountains which were a good place for photoshoots and a place to cool off (if you were willing to dip your feet/hands in) I also miss the Ice Cold Water Man. Apparently he's still on the grind and his water is still only $1. This update is from a year ago but it's the most recent update I've found in case anyone was wondering what happene
    1 point
  4. Since we had the "what do you miss from Baltimore" post, I thought I'd see what new traditions people have started in DC. Two I have off the top of my head: I've taken to having lunch on Friday at Delizique on 7th street about 2 blocks south of the convention center. It's a lunch place for office workers so it's only open until Friday afternoon and closed the rest of the weekend. But it's a decent price and they slice the meat when you order so you get a good sandwich. Sunday after the con, I stop at the National Arboretum since it's on the way out New York Ave. and I'll wal
    1 point
  5. Barnes and Noble. They had tons of great magazines (all gone now). When the convention hit some dead spots in my schedule, I could go there to look around. They closed that B&N store too. Don't think DC has any book shops, last time I looked. I also liked walking by the big fountain. You would see all the photographers and cosplayers there, also the idiots jumping among the concrete pedestals. Wonder how many of them got injured? Funny enough, one of my former coworkers lived in Baltimore during Otakon's early years. He worked at the Days Inn and I am pretty sure he was th
    1 point
  6. Honestly, hotels are usually known to have more expensive parking, because their guests are largely a captive market. Not all DC hotels have their own parking, and those that do usually don't have enough parking for every room (knowing that many guests will arrive via Metro or Uber). If you want cheaper parking, watch Spot Hero and other parking reservation sites. More parking will become available as we get closer to the con, for some reason a lot of garages don't like to reserve overnight parking 5-6 months out. In general though, I'd expect $25-$30 per night.
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