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About MattTheMinion

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  1. MattTheMinion

    Anime swap meet?

    If we officially organized the swap meet - it would still be part of our event. It really wouldn't matter what building we were in.
  2. MattTheMinion

    Anime swap meet?

    The biggest issue is figuring out what DC's tax laws say regarding the collection of sales tax from something like this. It is different from having a private garage or yard sale, because it takes place within the walls of our event. If by DC everyone selling something becomes a "vendor" then yeah, each person would have to register with DC and collect and pay. Not a fun mess to deal with.
  3. MattTheMinion

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    All: So to keep this thread informative and more on target to its original purpose, I've split off the discussion about the rally to another thread: white civil rights rally application approved for dc
  4. MattTheMinion

    Has it been decided what (fan) panels will be included?

    I may as well join in. I'll be back again this year with my panel about Otakorp and Otakon: Otakorp and You: Demographics and Financials Based on last year's feedback, this year the discussion will focus on the changing demographics of Otakorp and Otakon as far back as we have data. Corporate financial status will be reported on. The panel will be capped by the always popular Q&A. Of course if there is some sort of demographic information you may want to see specifically feel free to drop me a message and ask. Again it's limited to the data we have, but there are interesting ways to look at it that I haven't considered.
  5. Then imagine him pulling ~50,000 lbs of water to Otakon in his cooler/wagon.
  6. Heh, I know this price off the top of my head from being on the finance side for so long. It's $100 to rent the cooler for the weekend, and once you factor in the service charge and sales tax it comes to about $10/gallon for the water that goes in it. The only other option of course is no water for anyone.
  7. There in lies the problem. We need to convert their data into a format that fits our database. We can do this in manual batches, which is what we have been doing. However, getting it to work automatically on the confirmation of payment has been the problem.
  8. Yes, that is the early bird rate. I apparently missed this comment from back in February, but we are just over 5,000 people in at this point. We have been working on getting the counter to transfer over correctly, but there have been some interface difficulties. Getting two custom pieces of code to talk to each other and share dissimilar database info is not quite straightforward.
  9. MattTheMinion

    Registration confirmation mail?

    Yes, please contact our helpdesk and submit a ticket or contact ShowClix directly.
  10. MattTheMinion

    Finding Member ID

    You could always contact our team at: Otakon Help Desk
  11. MattTheMinion

    Anyway we can change BADGE MAILING ADDRESS?

    If you haven't been able to fix this through ShowClix' registration support, send me a PM with your name and address (so it's easier for me to find you) and I'll take a crack at it.
  12. MattTheMinion

    Anyway we can change BADGE MAILING ADDRESS?

    Yes, you should be able to login through ShowClix's interface and update the mailing address on your order.
  13. MattTheMinion

    Cheaper Badges for 2018

    Well it's slightly more complicated than that. Membership actually ends on January 31st. What we are currently doing is pro-rating the price by when a membership starts. So if you buy a membership online right now, you are a member from the point of purchase until Jan. 31, 2019. When you buy a membership that grants you access to Otakon on Sat+Sun, or just Sun, your membership starts on Aug 11th or 12th respectively, and ends on Jan 31, 2019.
  14. MattTheMinion

    Mailed Badge Deadline?

    Right now we are working out some of the logistics of our mailed badge deadline as we changed who is shipping the badges. With that in mind, my estimate is that you will need to register sometime before the end of May to have your badge mailed to you. This year the only badges that we will be mailing out are the full weekend/3-day badges. Sat+Sun, and Sun-Only will require you to pick them up at Otakon.
  15. MattTheMinion

    Cheaper Badges for 2018

    Yes, the $5 discount we had offered before for returning members has gone away.