Good: Massive space, digital signs and great egress and crowd logistics made getting to panels and events really easy. We did more this year than ever before.
The Alchemy and Japanese Mythology panels were very well done. I also love having Kyle Hebert do his geek talk at 2pm on Sunday when everyone is about to suffer post-con depression. Its a nice way to end the weekend.
The Red Coats- no not the British type but the WEWCC staff were, for the most part, informative, pleasant, loud and really seemed to know how to handle large crowd logistics.
The Ota-Museum staff. If you wandered into that corner of the con you found friendly older staffers who regaled you with stories of cons past in an interesting setting. Kind of a cool, out of the way place.
Jim Vowles- thanks as always for being patient and informative when people bombard you with questions.
Aun & Hide- a truly wonderful performance that did not get the attendance it deserved.
Bad: The Friday pre-reg line snafu. Thankfully the staffers responded pretty quickly after we told them.
Voice Actors After Dark- didn't seem as well MC'd or funny as in years past and seemed to always go into activism related topics.
Aun & Hide concert- I was saddened by the lack of attendance. There were only about 150 or so people in the giant ballroom for what was an amazing performance. It seems a lot of the traditional Japanese cultural events/panels get low attendance. Capital City Budokai was lightly attended also.
Ugly: The sound mixing at the TMR/JAM project concert. I thought my ears were going to bleed from the incredibly high, static and "trebly" sound. I understand Otakon staff have little control over A/V especially when it comes to featured musical guests but there were quite a few people covering their ears from the painful volume. We actually left halfway through.