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  1. Dostovei Illuminas

    How was your hotel?

    Stayed at the Marquis for second time. Hotel itself was great, but I had some issues with check-in and check-out. Background to this: I had booked a room at the Marquis myself, and friend also had booked two rooms. Friend ended up being the one to pull a big group together, so I dropped my reservations and decided to room with him. I was set to arrive first so my name was supposed to be added to the other room so that I could check in. Fast forward to Thursday early afternoon, I get to the desk after waiting in line and my name was never added to the reservation. None of my other roomies were going to be there for another 3 hours or so. Luckily, the person who had originally booked the two rooms was 15 minutes away, so after waiting for him to show up we went through the line again and explained the situation. Turns out the hotel had not only failed to add my name to the reservation, but they took his name off it as well when he transferred it to my other friend who was in charge of the room group. So it looked like I was double SOL, but since original booker had the confirmation numbers still he was able to prove that he had booked the rooms, so the person behind the desk had to go to the back and confer with a manager on what to do. After about a 30 minute wait, they finally come back out and announce that since both room listings had one person listed twice, they could change the one for my room to my name and let me check in that way. Later on in the weekend on Saturday, I requested an update to the reservation for a late check-out on Monday since the rest of the group was leaving Sunday and I was going to be the only one left in the room for Monday. Was told that this would not affect my roomies and everything was all set. A few hours later, both their key cards are no longer working. Had to go back down to the front desk Sunday morning and get new key cards made so that they could grab their stuff and clear out of the room while I went off doing the tourist thing. As far as the actual hotel itself and the accommodations, everything was top notch. But woe betide those who have unusual booking arrangements.
  2. Dostovei Illuminas

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Received mine today, huzzah. Mail lady actually made me sign for it, so I guess the people not getting signatures are just lazy mail carriers. Seems like a waste to pay for the signature requirement though if the mail carriers are going to randomly ignore it. Didn't have to sign for my ACen or AX badges. I'm glad Otakon at least included the lanyard though instead of making me pick it up on-site like the other two.
  3. Dostovei Illuminas

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Got my tracking number finally, says my badge should arrive tomorrow. Guess I won't be able to sleep in this weekend...
  4. Dostovei Illuminas

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    I submitted a help desk ticket for the same issue and was basically given the polite equivalent of "I dunno lol." They did at least confirm that I am registered, but beyond that they apparently have no clue why the system is displaying like that.
  5. Dostovei Illuminas

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    No badge or tracking number here either. Kind of frustrating honestly. But as long as it gets here before Day 0, I'll be okay.
  6. Dostovei Illuminas

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Nobody has received them yet, they haven't been mailed. Just be patient.
  7. Dostovei Illuminas

    Guest Request: 2015

    Yeah, I'd be excited for this announcement except I'm wondering about the autograph situation too. I detest lotteries and I would absolutely loathe having one for a guest like this (or any guest really). Would rather have the 6 AM Friday morning line for passes than that. The new autograph area that was set up last year where Saori Hayami had her autograph session would be ideal for a guest like this, so I hope they use it again and just have an open autograph session. And more than one session would also be ideal. I think Jim mentioned having her for the entire weekend earlier so maybe that's possible. But until I hear more details my excitement is going to be a bit tamped down.
  8. Dostovei Illuminas

    Guest Request: 2015

    Stereopony was a great band, and that show in Boston did rock. I hadn't heard of them forming a new group but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it.
  9. Dostovei Illuminas

    Guest Request: 2015

    Well that eliminates several options... It isn't Megumi Hayashibara and it isn't Maaya Sakamoto... Hmmm...
  10. Dostovei Illuminas

    Guest Request: 2015

    Well, got the Friday musical guest guess wrong. Oh well, there's always next time I suppose. Looks like a cool group, and their music is pretty good from what I've listened to so far. Looking forward to seeing them perform.
  11. Dostovei Illuminas

    Guest Request: 2015

    Curious about this as well. One of the cool things about getting artists is that sometimes they draw. Though with the crowds that Otakon typically brings it can be pretty difficult to get anything. But maybe he'll submit a piece to the charity auction?
  12. Dostovei Illuminas

    Guest Request: 2015

    Well, I submitted my guess for the Friday music act after randomly stumbling through Wikipedia and finding a band description that fit the three main criteria. No idea if I'm actually right though, since I couldn't make any sense out of the haiku at all. Guess we'll see whether my luck from Otakon Vegas holds out.
  13. Dostovei Illuminas

    Guest Request: 2015

    Well, seems Aniplex is leaning heavily on promoting A.Z, wonder what Funimation and Sentai are up to...
  14. Dostovei Illuminas

    Guest Request: 2015

    Not necessarily the case. I know there have been several instances of dub guest overlap between cons. A couple of years ago I actually had a running count of the number of repeat guests between all the cons I attended that year. Vic Mignogna in particular is basically everywhere; he clocked in as a guest at 5 out of 6 cons I attended that year, including both AX and Otakon if memory serves me correctly. I think Christina Vee is another one that has done back-to-back appearances between the two shows as well. You can look up a particular actor's appearances by doing a search for their name on AnimeCons.com. So yeah, not completely impossible. It all depends on what the companies want to promote and what the actors' particular schedules are.
  15. Dostovei Illuminas

    Guest Request: 2015

    Very cool to see Aoki at an east coast con. I just know Aniplex is going to pull their usual "Buy Fate/Zero at our booth for a ticket to a special autograph session" shenanigans though, and then probably not accept me saying that I already bought it elsewhere.