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  1. My favorite Otakon story ties into the year that I was a TCG (the old 20 hour guaranteed gofers) back in 2008. It was the most satisfying gofering experience and it is what keeps me as a gofer when many have gone on to other things. I was part of a crew that processed nearly 9,000 people (insert Dragon Ball Z joke here). It was done in literally five hours and not the eight we will have this year. I got stuck being a bag person, which is literally refilling the boxes of bags at stations. It was the longest night of my fannish life. If they let me gofer on Thursday night, I hope I get the oppor
  2. I work until 8 Pm on Thursday night and I want to pick up my registration after I leave work. I will get down to the Convention center around 9 PM. I know registration closes at 10 PM, but What time does the line close for Pre-Registration Pickup. If it closes around 9 PM, I just will have to go to plan B.
  3. One of the attendees at Anime Expo's Guest Meet and Greet went to Otakon last year. I saw him again at Otakon and he has as much fun at Otakon as he does at Anime Expo (his hometown con). He hopes to make the Transcontinental trip to Otakon this year, but it is harder because they are two weeks apart.
  4. I am going to possibly cut back on the days I attend, but Summer isn't summer unless Otakon is involved. I am also going to Worldcon in Montreal, so that affects my plans as much as anything.
  5. tstidm1

    Hotel Price

    The Sheraton City Center block has opened and it is $140 a night. This is according to the Hotel Reservations site. It is also the only one with rooms available on more than Saturday night. People started booking the day after Otakon rooms for last year.
  6. tstidm1

    Hotel Price

    The website has an announcement where there should be a 300 room block opening at the Sheraton City Center opening soon. I would wait to see the official announcement for that room block. It doesn't seem to be on registration website, yet (as of 10 Am this morning when I checked). I like Sheraton's and was thinking about going there over the Days Inn.
  7. Give me the a/non female. I would take a strong, silent type any day of the week.
  8. I wish the Bel Air was on that list, but I may still check there Saturday after Weight Watchers. They may also be one that are discounting and consolidating their section.
  9. Congrats on being able to bring another Tigercon and hope to bring some programming to it.
  10. I accept the lines that go with the convention. Science Fiction Worldcon try to avoid having any lines at all, but anime cons accept them as part of life. I think it is because people see the value in attending those events. I think it also says that Otakon puts on something people really want to see (such as the Dealers Room full of different things).
  11. Which side of Baltimore do you live in? East Side, Howard County, Harford County, etc. The Metro area is a big area and it would help in you finding a club.
  12. It will probably be only myself. I won't be alone, since I know too many convention runners to count. I also help run the Convention Runners Dinner on Saturday night.
  13. I think we had one or two calls go for the Ravens for once. Who amongst Ravens fans are starting to look at packages for Tampa? I do know we are going to have a tough AFC Championship against Pittsburgh or San Diego. I say Pittsburgh because of no Ladamien Tomlinson on San Diego's part.
  14. IT should make things easier for people who want to see things beside the convention or for those who want to eat a little further away from the convention center (such as Little italy).
  15. Arserf, Please blog about your experiences. Japan's flight is so expensive I will never be able to go unless I give up Otakon (and all cons) for a couple of years (especially with the yen under 100 to 1 dollar).
  16. Only 33 days until Superbowl 43, which means we are almost at the playoffs. We have three regional teams (Giants, Eagles and Ravens) in the NFL playoffs, but what a wild few weeks in the NFL. We had teams that had a 1-15, 4-12 and 5-11 records make the playoffs (Ravens were the 5-11 team, but guess which are the other two). We had an 11-5 team not make the playoffs (the Patriots and yes they should change the playoff rules because of it). Neither of the top two seeds from last year are in this year (Cowboys and New England). You have the makings for a very wild playoff season. Who is read
  17. They do come and go so fast. My fannish gifts for the Holiday were: -Dark Knight Blu-Ray -Watchmen TP -Roland Kelts Japanmerica book (he is a guest at Katsucon). -Stardust SC by Neil Gaiman (in case I choose Worldcon over Otakon next year) The rest was clothes and a screwdriver, which we need for projects around the house.
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