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  1. Those may be the two big things that could jeopardize Otakon. While the international guests situation is pretty much a given that attendees are willing to accept, a 500 person capacity may not work for a con as big as Otakon. While I can see smaller cons being able to handle this (Blerdcon and Anime USA, if we do get one this year, as I've heard nothing yet about 2021), Otakon is too big of a con to limit only 500 people attending it (unless that's the limit for one of the panel rooms). However, there is the possibility that Otakon can get a city waiver to allow more people to attend the even
  2. While things may be fine for the New York cons, there's still a lot of things that make Otakon questionable IMO. Among them: Will there be enough of the COVID vaccine distributed that the Convention Center doesn't need to be used as a site by that time; Possible new waves of the outbreak (especially if more people will be active in the summer); Travel and guest situations (as a number of states are still high risk, and I'm not sure about Japanese guests attending this year).
  3. Crunchyroll Expo, which is happening the same weekend as Otakon, just announced that it will be an online con. Thus, the chances of an actual physical Otakon this year have decreased somewhat. 🙁
  4. Same here. I donated $50 a couple hours ago, and I'm willing to buy stuff to help raise additional funds for the convention.
  5. For a few years now, the AMV programming at Youmacon has its own Twitch channel, with me tuning in on Saturdays to watch the results of the AMV contest (especially since I had at least one video in that contest that year since 2016). I wouldn't be suggesting this if I didn't think the idea is going to work. Yeah, Anime USA can go either direction each year, with this past year being weak in some areas due to it happening the same weekend as Nekocon, Youmacon, and AWA. However, I still feel the people running it are still trying their best to run it even if it's a "small con" compa
  6. In my opinion, the more realistic approaches at the moment would be either 1, 2, or (in some extent) 5. If the WEWCC is going to be used a field hospital, then there's an uncertainty that it will be sanitized and returned to normal by late July. Personally, it would be great to push Otakon back later in the year a la Awesome Con (which I'm, happy will be postponed to December), as my experience riding the Metro to and back to some classes this winter has gotten me comfortable enough to use it for events on the Green Line). However, there's a number of factors that can affect that. Among t
  7. The problem here is that some companies attended SDCC the previous week, and it would be a big hassle trying to transport everything from San Diego to Washington D.C. in less than a week.
  8. If you are talking about the Best Non-Finalist winner at the AMV Contest results, Vic gave a legit reason for this: as great as the video is, this isn't one that can't be shown in general hours due to the gory violence (which was the only reason it didn't make the finals in the first place).
  9. Do you mean morning or evening? If you mean morning, it's probably like that to avoid direct competition against the opening of the Dealers' Room and Opening Ceremonies. I believe among the main reasons for it are as followed: Whenever there's an Olympics year, Otakon does tend to host it while it's taking place. Quite honestly, this period is likely a better time to book Japanese guests (and with a lot of the big Japanese events that Otakon usually competes against being rescheduled due to the Olympics, it could allow some better Japanese presence next year).
  10. With the theme of next year being the 2020 Olympics, I think Otakon should stay true to that theme and bring in some of the people involved in Akira (in which said event serves as a plot point).
  11. Oh yeah. As I follow one of the hosts on Twitter, I was aware ahead of time that they couldn't make it to the convention this year, with the AMV Theater staff handling things this year instead. Personally, they did a great job, as the lack of commentary allowed for more videos, with many of the classics being shown (and me joining along with the usual fun).
  12. THE GOOD: Great variety of guests this year, especially on the Japanese side, with a couple of old school seiyuu and the crew of a number of popular titles. Vic not only bringing back the fan-parodies that have been sorely been missed since the move to Washington, but also doing a great job handling the Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos panel when the two hosts were unable to attend (showing most of the videos that makes this event one of my regular panels each year). Discotek once again giving Otakon a bang of an ending with its panel. THE BAD: Convention Cent
  13. In terms of pricing: Basically, the ones that are listed on Otakon's schedule are free.
  14. Before you do that, I suggest rechecking the mailbox again to make sure you didn't leave the badge there. I remember a couple of years when I assumed that my USPS delivered the badge to the wrong house when I got a message saying that it arrived, when in reality, I failed to pull it out of my mailbox when getting the rest of the mail that day.
  15. Got mine in the mail as well.
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