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About KSweeley

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    Otakon Staff since 2010, Otakon Attendee since 2001.
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  1. Netflix also announced that they are co-producing a 10 episode live action series based on Cowboy Bebop: https://media.netflix.com/en/press-releases/netflix-announces-new-live-action-series-cowboy-bebop-based-on-the-japanese-original-animated-series-1
  2. Netflix has done something truly incredible, they are the debuting for the very first time on a streaming service, Neon Genesis Evangelion: https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/26/netflix-neon-genesis-evangelion/ The most familiar name on the list is Neon Genesis Evangelion, the classic series featuring children controlling massive robots battling aliens. All 26 episodes will make their "global streaming debut" (that's right, until now you've had to actually buy them in order to watch, and we're sure that license didn't come cheap) in the spring of 2019, as well as the followup films The End of Evangelion & Evangelion: Death (True)².
  3. 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/
  4. I hope this is approved by the federal government and it actually gets under construction. SCMAGLEV is a Japanese technology, here's a great Baltimore Sun article that is all about the SCMAGLEV train: https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-japan-maglev-20180531-htmlstory.html The developer of SCMAGLEV tech, JR Central wants to bring this technology to the U.S.:
  5. 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:
  6. I totally agree. I am highly optimistic that this might become the second Hollywood live action movie adaptation of a video game property that won't be crap and is faithful to the source material, the first one for me is the newest Tomb Raider movie reboot that was released this year, that was faithful to the source material which was Square Enix's reboot game. Maybe Tomb Raider was an actual turning point and we will begin seeing Hollywood producers being more faithful to the source for video game adaptations. I am planning to see this when it is released to theaters in 2019, I am a fan of Pokemon, have watched the anime and the anime movies, played the mainline games all the way up to Ultra Sun/Moon but have not played Detective Pikachu. I hope this movie is highly successful at the box office and we will see more live action Pokemon movie adaptations coming from Legendary. It seems like The Pokemon Company made an absolutely awesome decision with giving the first ever live action movie franchise license to Legendary and I can't wait to see future trailers for this movie.
  7. Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Legendary's live action Pokemon movie, Pokemon Detective Pikachu:
  8. KSweeley

    How was your hotel?

    Unfortunately, I do not have a credit card at all. My credit is very crappy due to having thousands of dollars in medical debt earlier in my life so I am currently not eligible to receive any credit cards. I only have a debit card due to having a checking account.
  9. KSweeley

    How was your hotel?

    I stayed at the Marriott Marquis for Otakon 2018. Reserved a room from Thursday, August 9th to Monday, August 13th on the Experient site for Otakon, emailed confirmation said the final total charged would be $1,005.65 so I put $1,010 into my checking account since I withdrew the remaining amount I had for spending during Otakon in cash. Well when I got to the Marquis to check in on Thursday, I handed over my debit card to the front desk and was being told "Sir, your card is being declined." and I was like "What??? Why???" and the front desk person said "We're trying to charge your card $200." and I said "What??? What's the $200 for???" and was told "It's for incidentals." I said "Put a block on all incidentals please, the amount I have on my card is enough to cover the final total I got in my confirmation email." I was asked "What amount was in your confirmation email?" I said "$1,005.65." and I showed the front desk person my confirmation email from Experient, I was then told "Sir, that amount should've been $1,205.65." I stated again "Please put a block on all incidentals." and the front desk person told me "Sir, we can't do that, Marriott corporate policy requires a incidentals deposit of $200, if you cannot pay the incidentals deposit, you cannot check in." I then immediately took out my cell phone and called my dad up and explained what was going on, my dad asked to talk to the front desk so I gave my phone to the front desk. My dad and the front desk had a 5 minute conversation then I was given back the phone and my dad told me he would use his card to pay the deposit, I thanked him and hung up. The front desk gave me my keycard and I went to my room. This required deposit of $200 was NOT stated anywhere on the Experient site so I was not expecting to arrive at the hotel and suddenly be required to pay two hundred dollars additional just to check in. This required at-hotel deposit needs to be put on the Experient site for the Marriott Marquis. Also, the Marriott took a long time to refund this deposit to my dad, my dad told me that his card wasn't refunded until September 5th and I checked out on August 13th. Other than the required $200 deposit, my stay at the Marquis was really nice. I liked being able to take the elevator down to the meeting level that has the underground connector to the convention center and using the underground connector especially since it was really hot during Otakon 2018. The room was really nice, the bed was very comfortable. However when I got back to my room late at night, usually around 2 or 3 AM, I heard people yelling, laughing and then loud music playing, I tried sleeping as best as I could despite the loud noises. Would I stay at the Marquis again? Potentially yes if I have enough to cover the room and this deposit.
  10. Can't wait till Otakon 20!!!!

  11. TODAY IS OTAKON 2012!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Less than a week until Otakon 2012!!!! YAY!!!!!

    1. Dian


      WOOOOOOOO!!!! <33333

  13. Can't wait until Otakon 2012!!!!!!!!

  14. This version of IP.Board is pretty awesome, thanks for upgrading to it Otakon!!!

  15. Hope to see you there!