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  1. I'll be there with my usual con group.
  2. Just so I'm sure: there's no attendance cap, right?
  3. She does not have a degree. By the time I go to Japan, she should have her RN from the local community college, but I guess that would only count as a 2 year degree. So basically, there's probably not much of a chance she'll be able to come over for the whole year, huh? So basically, there's probably not much of a chance she'll be able to come over for the whole year unless she can get some kind of allowance through the embassy or the Japanese government, huh? I guess she could apply for dual citizenship, but that would seem rather tedious for a year's tenure...especially considering I ha
  4. So if she did manage to get a full-time job at this hospital within the 90 days allowed by the visa, would she be able to stay for the year? Or, if she was able to contact the hospital and have them agree to let her work their either as a nurse or doing clerical work (depending on where she is in her studies at that time) before heading over there, would that work as well? I never expected anyone from the source to actually be on the boards; this is very helpful and I appreciate you taking your time to answer my questions. ZGL, thank you as well. I have contacted the JET portion of the Ja
  5. I didn't want to hijack Arasef's thread, so I created this one instead. I need some help--or rather, my girlfriend does. Here's the skinny: I'm planning to apply for the JET program at the end of this year (to leave next summer). For those unfamiliar, it's a program that, if you get accepted, allows you to be an Assistant Language (English in my case) Teacher in Japan for a year. My girlfriend was interested in tagging along for the year, because she was informed by my Air Force friend that Tokyo apparently has a hospital that is staffed with mostly English-speakers. I'm assuming it's mea
  6. Here's my take on it: It's not illegal. No one was harmed; it was animated, as was previously pointed out. Furthermore, it says the prosecutors believe the depictions to be underage, which says to me it's not like they're animated toddlers or anything, because then there would be no believe about it, in my opinion anyway. I'd like to believe that a reasonably proven person (a.k.a. the jury) would be able to see this, but I don't have faith in the general populace of Americans to look at things at more than just face value. And if this passes, that raises a lot of questions about what will
  7. Huh...I didn't know anyone actually did this. Ironically though, my usual group for Otakon has made it a tradition to go to Edu Sushi on Sunday evening since Otakon 06. I wish I could say this year's service was a great as past years, but unfortunately I can't. Here's the story: So first I had sent most of the group ahead to secure us a table, while my girlfriend and I waited outside the BCC for the last member of our group, who had volunteered to help at a table in the Dealer's Room. When it had been almost 30 mins after he said he'd be out, we decided we were too damn hungry, and he kne
  8. The other day I had to drive by the BCC to get home after being rejected from a band audition. Talk about a double dose of depression...I was driving home from Arbutus of course feeling dejected, and then the BCC came into site and I started remembering how much fun Otakon was...which of course depressed me more. *sigh* It sucks.
  9. This sucks...I'm still attached to Otakon and I just started back to college today...so you know this is depressing. Come on 09!!! I need the 'Kon in my life!
  10. Did anyone see me as either the Setsuna with the plexiglass Nanatsusaya or as Hagi with the wooden coffin (I would have had a Saya with me).
  11. So what would be a good name for an Otakon guild?
  12. It's fun enough for a free-to-play MMO. It has its bugs, but overall it's not bad. I think the criteria to form a guild is one of us needs to have so much gold and at least a two person party when making the guild.
  13. So did anyone else get one of the discs for the Florensia MMO in their pre-reg bag? Of course you can apparantly download it online for free if not, but I digress... It's a fun little game, albeit still in it's beta stage. But if there are other Otakon otaku out there playing with me, perhaps we can all form an Otakon guild.
  14. It feels good to know that I'm not the only one. I mean, it really sucks because Sunday is like "Woohoo, giant gathering of otaku...." "GET OUT OF THE BCC!" and then the otaku disperse. A friend of mine was playing around with the idea of how we could do a huge otaku gathering on Sunday post-otakon...there's a spot in the inner harbor that's pretty big that might be good for a gathering. Anyway I'm babbling now.
  15. Okay, so maybe I'm the only otaku to suffer this, or maybe not. But every year when Otakon ends I get uber depressed for like, a week. I mean I anticipate Otakon like a kid anticipates Christmas, and I never feel more at home than when I'm at Otakon surrounded by people who actually get where I'm coming from. So when the con ends and I realize that it's time to go back to the normal whine and grind of everyday life, I hit rock bottom. Hell, the only reason I managed to recover in a day or two this year was because of the early arrangements I could make for next year (and thus, start my anticip
  16. For someone who suffers post-con depression like me, it was glorious news to see that they not only had the dates but also the hotel rooms announced the day after Otakon ended this year. It gave me something to look forward to (albeit 11 months away, but still). We (me and my group that always go together) are already budgeting our money and preparing our payment plans that will start in October. It seems like a pain in the ass, but when Otakon comes we've already got money put aside for spending, costumes, food, drinks, and of course the hotel. With so much planning to do already, who has tim
  17. I had happened to get onto the Otakon website Monday morning and saw that hotels were offering reservations, so I hopped in and got rooms at the Renaissance for me and everyone from my group this year. I was a little worried though when I called the hotel to check the reservations, until they figured out it was passkey and then they explained how that works. As I told them, "As long as it means I have the rooms I need, I really don't care how it's done." Although when I called passkey yesterday, I got another scare because then they couldn't find me in the system. Then they got a supervisor to
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