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  1. The chances of this con happening this year are slim to none And even if the con did somehow happen it would still be completely unsafe to go with that many ppl in a confined space. Unfortunately it looks like fun is out for 2020.
  2. Thank you and thank you for not being condescending and telling me anyone can update Wikipedia as though I didn’t know that. I imagine the Wikipedia article was first edited when Otakon first reported the 29,000+ total attendance number but not updated to reflect total membership I see the 2018 number was updated but I wonder now if the other years are accurate or just a mismash of unique membership and total attendance numbers. Also do we have both numbers for this year yet to compare to last year?
  3. I am pretty sure who ever posted on Wikipedia didn’t make up the numbers and they came from somewhere. And also Wikipedia IS a reliable source when the article uses good sources Here is ANN also reporting on the 29,000+ attendance that is what Otakon itself reported back in 2018. Maybe they updated the number since then. But that could also mean the number for 2019 could go down too https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2018-08-13/otakon-2018-attendance-numbers-rise-again/.135455
  4. Wikipedia mentions different numbers for last year. It has it 29,000+ last year and 28,000+ for this year. That was what I was going by. But if those numbers are inaccurate and it went up then good.
  5. I mentioned the lack of industry too. Those of us who have been going to Otakon a long time really feel the change. It’s just depressing. I don’t think it helps that Otakon is not really growing. They did go up a lot from 2017-2018. But attendance fell again this year a bit. That doesn’t bode well for the future. I think now anime industry saves their big East Coast booths probably for NYCC. I was glad at least that we got some strong industry guests this year that weren’t just companies bringing over dub actors to promote shows
  6. Last years Otakon was probably my worst experience since going in 2005. I am happy to report that this year was a vast improvement and probably my best experience at Otakon since the con moved to DC This year there was nothing ugly for me Bad * The no outside food/drink policy. This may have been in ugly and could turn ugly in the future but since it wasn’t really enforced well it’s just bad. As others have said the price for food in the con is expensive. Even if you buy some food you may still want to supplement it with something else throughout the day. To force people to bu
  7. 30th Street Station someone else coming from Philly I see
  8. For autographs from experience they form the line for the autograph an hour before the start of the official autograph time. And what I mean by form a line a stampede of people rushes to get in line as soon as the line is formed. So definitely make sure you are there at least a few minutes before the line starts. Also usually the rule is 1 autograph per session. So you can get in line again if the line is short but you aren’t allowed to ask for multiple autographs at once
  9. You have to log into the members area to get the tracking number. It is not going to be emailed to you.
  10. Actually comparing it to last year the lanyard type is the same but the hole in the badge is different. The hole is too small. I ended up giving up and using my Crunchy Roll lanyard which I got at Otakon a couple years ago. It was much easier to put on.
  11. Got mine today, I love the design this year. However the lanyards are the absolute worst. I can't get the badge on and I am terrified I am going to break it trying.
  12. My tracking was finally updated, whew was getting nervous. It sounds like it should be delivered today or tomorrow. But if it is delivered today and I have to sign for it I should be able to pick it up from the PO tomorrow.
  13. I'm in Philly, PA and I just rec'd my notice from the post office, going after work to pick them up. I am in Phila too and I still have no tracking number. I don't know maybe it will be delivered today, although I won't be home to sign for it. I also think the July 4th Holiday excuse is ridiculous.I mailed something to a friend in Michigan through regular mail on July 3rd and she got it Monday.
  14. Well I am not feeling well & taking today off. Maybe I will get lucky and it will be delivered today.
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