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Dostovei Illuminas

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Dostovei Illuminas last won the day on February 14 2016

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  1. Dostovei Illuminas

    The 2018 schedule thread

    I'm sure it has been in the past, but Otakon does such a poor job of advertising its theme that one could easily be forgiven for missing it.
  2. Dostovei Illuminas

    The 2018 schedule thread

    The theme for this year *is* Mecha after all...
  3. Dostovei Illuminas

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Since the schedule has been released, I'm going to guess "probably not."
  4. Dostovei Illuminas

    The 2018 schedule thread

    I want to know how they think they can handle the backlog for the more popular guests while also still managing everyone else. I've seen this system used at other cons and to be completely frank it sucks. You will inevitably have 2-3 guests that command the bulk of the attention while the others sit there not doing anything half the time, yet if I want to see one of those guests I still have to wait behind all the other people there for someone else. Eventually the popular guests will back up enough that the line can't progress because most of the people left in the big line want to see the same guests as well. Oh, you wanted to go see Robbie Daymond? Sorry, there's 500 people in front of you who all want to go see Vic and we don't have separate lines. Also, you say that once we get to the front we don't have to line up again and can just go straight from one autograph to another, but if Person A goes for Autograph 1 and then wants to go for Autograph 2 but Person B wants to go straight to Autograph 2 and doesn't care about Autograph 1, does Person B still have to wait for Person A to get both autographs before proceeding? It's just a disaster waiting to happen.
  5. Dostovei Illuminas

    The 2018 schedule thread

    Oh great, autographs this year are going to be awful...
  6. Dostovei Illuminas

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Oh, Shoji Kawamori just got announced... Okay, I'll attend to meet him.
  7. Dostovei Illuminas

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    AX gets tons of great guests, sure, but God help you if you want an autograph from them. It looks like the majority of them aren't even doing autographs at all this year. And a bunch of them are industry signings which had tickets distributed online a week before the con even started. The rest, you'll have to get in line at 2 AM and hope there are still tickets left by the time you reach the ticket table. So yeah, just remember that the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. That being said, this year's guest lineup is pretty disappointing to me as well, and I'm strongly considering skipping. I saw there's some YouTube personality as a guest now even, Mr. CreepyPasta? Who thought that was a good idea? How is that even relevant to Otakon?
  8. Dostovei Illuminas

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I think the bulk of my usual requests have been named already. But yes, more seiyuu. If I ever have the inclination to see dub actors I can go to any one of a billion other cons. Japanese guests are make or break as far as I'm concerned.
  9. Dostovei Illuminas

    Otakon 2017: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Good -More space -Much better handling of autographs Bad -Bag checks that are a complete waste of time and held the line up on Friday morning far longer than necessary -Terrible data reception in the Artist Alley and spotty wi-fi coverage at best Ugly -Charity auction was an absolute disgrace, as I mentioned elsewhere. Please put someone in charge of this who actually cares about it and doesn't want to treat it as just a sideshow to the art auction. This event should not be an afterthought that you just toss in somewhere and then not take care of.
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Dostovei Illuminas

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Nobody has received them yet, they haven't been mailed. Just be patient.
  15. 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.