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windseeker

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  1. Your first Otakon

    It was in 2007. I had been into anime for years before that, but that was the first opportunity I had to go to a convention. Been to every Otakon since except for 2012. So Otakon 2017 was my 10th Otakon anniversary
  2. So this was posted on Otakon's FB page on Sunday, and most people were confused by how vague it was. Is this a real promotion? If so, why is it so vague?
  3. Posted on Otakon's Facebook Page, is this legit?

    Thing is, it doesn't even refer to what weekend it meant. It was posted at 10 AM on Sunday, so if it was that weekend, that's way too late notice. If its next weekend, we have little indication. Not even mentioning how many theaters (movie? stage?) are in the DMV, is it something hidden physically? Do we ask the staff? There doesn't even seem to be info on Otakon''s main website.
  4. Hotels

  5. Hotels 2018?

    I figured that might be the issue, but given how many people have booked already, I can't help but wonder if that will hurt attempts to get better rates...
  6. Hotels 2018?

    Has it ever taken this long to announce hotels? I've been to 10 Otakons so far and can't recall it being so long before.
  7. Hotels

    Well I do too, but I opted to get a place to stay because Otakon is kind of my time to get away from daily life and I like to be immersed in it. Also, during the rainstorm we had on Saturday night, Lyft was charging over $80 to get a ride home. So yeah, glad I opted to stay nearby instead.
  8. Hotels 2018?

    Already checked before I made the reservation since that's what I thought too. But they told me travel wasn't required, only an ID to confirm.
  9. Hotels 2018?

    I made a reservation at a hotel that offered a government employee rate that was pretty good. Will see if the Otakon block offers anything better though.
  10. Number of attendees?

    I did think it seemed like there weren't as many dealers as usual.
  11. Otakon 2017 Cosplay Pictures

    This was probably my favorite one:
  12. The Good - SPAAAAACE - I learned my way around the con surprisingly easy, and this is coming from someone who constantly got lost around the BCC for at least three years. - So many more food options, including actual grocery stores - Friendly convention staff, nice change compared to the BCC staff. - Managed to get a nice Airbnb that was super close and nicely priced. - Great AMV contest The Bad - Bag checks, particularly on Friday morning - No Friday/Saturday fan parodies. Yes, I know this was announced in advance, but it still felt sad not to have them as part of the event. - Didn't find much to buy in the Dealer's Room - Con food prices. The Ugly - Temperature in the Main Events room. FREEZING. Appreciated the AC in general though, the heat outside was awful. - Heat/humidity outside. Made me resort to con food to avoid it.
  13. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Well, I'm suddenly glad I opted for the Thursday pre reg pickup. I hope badges arrive on time, but I'd hate to have this anxiety going on...
  14. I've done Kendo the longest, four years now. I didn't have time for it in the last year or so.

  15. Hey sorry, I just noticed your comment from a few months back on my page (d'oh!).

    Both, I'm interested in a lot of them (like Jeet Kune Do) and I've practiced Kendo Iaido and Aikido.

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