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KyoKyo last won the day on June 22 2017

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  1. KyoKyo

    Nekocon 2018 Feedback

    Anyone get to go to Nekocon in Hampton, VA this past weekend? We had a lot of fun and I FINALLY got to see Eric Stuart at a con and got a CD signed by him. The Cells at Work photoshoot was a ton of fun as we formed a parade that marched to the theme song through the entire convention center. Dealer's room merch was decent although I felt the artist's room was down in size this year. It seemed that the attendance was down from last year and I was disappointed at the number of panels and anime showings that were cancelled. (I think about half of the scheduled anime viewings were cancelled and replaced by something else.) What did you think? Nekocon hasn't had a forum for a number of years now so I figured here's as good a place as any!
  2. KyoKyo

    How was your hotel?

    I've noticed that incidental deposits seem to vary from hotel to hotel. The Holiday Inn Express that we stay at during Nekocon merely asks for a credit card in case of damages but does not apply any charges to your account. However we stayed at a LaQuinta a few weeks back that asked for a $250 deposit for incidentals that took 2 weeks to reimburse.
  3. $490 for the whole weekend? That's a really good deal. However, the distance to the convention center could play a role since it's about a 5 block walk to the WWCC. To put it in perspective, Thursday to Sunday at the Renaissance DC (which is right across the street) was about $730.
  4. XD I actually have a Team GoodSmile racing Miku lanyard that I wore. I had people asking me "we saw the FGO lanyards but where are they giving out Miku lanyards?!?!" I had to send them away disappointed.
  5. Weird how these 404 errors work.... My buddy in Michigan logged in at 12noon and kept getting the 404 error while my wife was at home at 12noon and snagged a double bed at the Renaissance. I'm not sure why everyone is breathing down Otakon's neck over this whole thing as it's not their fault. Otakon does not have a full-time workforce whose job it is to run the convention and the website 365 days a year. These problems were with Experient who DOES have a full-time staff dedicated to operating and maintaining their booking site. It sounds like some members have an ax to grind on this thread. If you're so mad at the convention then there's no reason to keep attending if it isn't fun anymore. EDIT: as of 12:23 on 9/1/18 there are rooms open at the Renaissance.
  6. KyoKyo

    Viz Media Absent

    Yeah I felt that Funimation's panel was essentially a copy and paste of what we saw at Katsucon.
  7. Agreed. I feel that anime con opening ceremonies in general get more and more lackluster and disorganized each year.
  8. KyoKyo

    Rally thoughts and concerns

    One of the perks of a free society is that we can say things that offend each other. I still stand by what I said earlier. The hysteria this caused (did you see how the media covered it?) gives these people more power and recognition than they deserve or have, and that's exactly what they want. Recognition.
  9. KyoKyo

    How was your hotel?

    The Renaissance was good as usual although the parking costs nearly killed me... However, I am hopeful that the change in dates for next year means we will miss the formal ball/dance held on Saturday night in the Renaissance. Having drunks scream racial epithets and profanities in the hallway at 3am is a wonderful way to interrupt a good night's sleep, especially with an infant in the room.
  10. KyoKyo

    Rally thoughts and concerns

    The point of Otakon is to enjoy everything the fandom has to offer and to leave politics outside. The fact that 20 people with a similar ideology caused such a commotion to the Otakon community gives them more power than they really have.
  11. KyoKyo

    Rally thoughts and concerns

    Based on how the media was covering it, it doesn't really surprise me. All that panic and at the end of the day, God's in his Heaven and all's right with the world!
  12. This has been an Otakon tradition for years. It's truly my only recurring, major gripe about Otakon and they've done little to fix it over the years.
  13. KyoKyo

    Voice Actors After Dark Cancelled

    I can sort of see this as being a reason why. Last year's panel got a little too political for me.
  14. - Not really sure about this first point. Otakon had a ton of Japanese and Korean guests this year, more than I've seen in awhile. - Agree on this point. It was frustrating that so much of it was not communicated via Guidebook and instead Otakon preferred to use FB to relay that information. - Again, I thought the Japanese guest list was impressive. - Agree- it didn't dawn on us until Saturday evening that it was the 25th anniversary. - I'm sort of mixed on this. We went to both concerts and I agree that much of what the "New Worlds" ensemble played on Sunday could have been handled by the "Distant Worlds" symphony on Friday. They even played several of the same pieces such as To Zanarkand and One-Winged Angel. I appreciate Otakon trying to make the FF music available to everyone by having it at different times but it did feel a little redundant. - Agree -I was in the WEWCC by 9:30 am every day and I thought the bag check went smoothly. We stayed at the Renaissance DC so maybe that's why since I heard the tunnel from the Marriott was problematic. One suggestion to Otakorp- PLEASE give bullhorns to staffers who are managing lines for large panels. I saw them being utilized by the Dealer's Room staff but not in many other places. For example, the lines for the "Worst Dubs of All Time" panel on Saturday night in 151A and whatever hentai panel was next to it was getting very clogged and the staffer managing it had to constantly scream out instructions as to where the overflow line was. Given that the lines were spilling out into a thoroughfare where people travel, his voice was easily drowned out and several of us wound up getting in the wrong line. I felt that line management was good otherwise, despite the uptick in attendance.
  15. Kira Buckland, Alexis Tipton and Jamie Marchi for dub VAs. For the musical guest I'd love Goose House. Not sure how feasible that is though....