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  1. The Washington Business Journal is reporting that Aramark is replacing Centerplate as the convention center's food and beverage provider effective April 1, contract is for 10 years: https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2019/01/17/washington-convention-center-picks-new-concessions.html
  2. I'm hoping Aramark has significantly improved between the time Otakon had experiences with Aramark when Otakon was in Baltimore until now. I do not have good memories with Aramark food, a while back when Otakon was in Baltimore and Aramark was the concessions and catering contractor for the Baltimore Convention Center, I purchased food from an Aramark food place in the Baltimore Convention Center, minutes later, I was running to restrooms, throwing up, thought "Never again, I will not eat any Aramark food." Then, one year, literally days before Otakon, a health inspection occurred of all Aramark food places in the BCC, I saw Aramark at the BCC listed as being closed by the health inspector due to improper food storage temps, improper food handling, employees not wearing hairnets/gloves, rodent infestation, insect infestation and an expired license. Ever since i saw that closure report until Centerplate took over, I never ate at the BCC. I had no bad experiences eating Centerplate food, both at the BCC and at the D.C. Convention Center, so hopefully, food quality will be pretty good under Aramark.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  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. Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Legendary's live action Pokemon movie, Pokemon Detective Pikachu:
  7. 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/
  8. 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.:
  9. 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.
  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. KSweeley

    :O Otakon group finder

    Eh.... I'm trying to meet new people during my off-time this year at the con and try to make friends I can chat with before the con so I'll try this out and see how successful this thred will become. Name: Kun Sun Sweeley Age: 25 Cosplaying As: Myself since I don't have any money and I'll be a Otakon staff member this year. Interests: Music - Techno, Dance, Pop, video game, and so much more. Video Games - Pokemon, Mass Effect 1 and 2, Doom, Tomb Raider, Silent Hill, Crysis 1 and 2, and so much more. Books - Harry Potter, sci-fi, fantasy, action, and a lot more. Movies - I like a lot of movies, horror movies such as Nightmare on Elm Street, The Grudge, Ringu, and so many more. Drama movies, Action movies, Sci-Fi movies and so much more. Anime - Sci-Fi, fantasy, action, drama. Television - Family Guy, American Dad, some shows on SyFy, Bob's Burgers, South Park, Tosh.0, and so much more. Hobbies: Watching TV, Chatting with new people, Chatting with friends, Reading, Music. Anything Extra: -I'm trying this out because I want to try to make new friends who I can keep in touch with before con and possibly meet up at con. -I have a disability that affects my social skills so I'm a pretty awkward when it comes to social things such as making friends in real life, it's much easier becoming friends with people online first then meeting them in real life rather the usual way of meeting people in real life becoming friends with them then becoming online friends with them. The disability if anyone is interested in researching it is Asperger's Syndrome, part of the Autism Spectrum Disorders. -I hope people would be willing to become friends with me despite my disability. Contact Info: AIM: WeezingPok Facebook: www.facebook.com/ksweeley Steam ID: ksweeley
  16. Hey there. This is an awesome feature!!!