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  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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
  5. In terms of pricing: Basically, the ones that are listed on Otakon's schedule are free.
  6. 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.
  7. Got mine in the mail as well.
  8. Need to get something ready in case I attend one of the Toru Furuya sessions.
  9. Actually, the preliminary schedule has been out for at least a few weeks, although I have noticed some changes to it already,
  10. Time for this annual reminder: Between the hot weather of the summer months and the amount of heat that can be produced in cities due to urban heat islands, the weather forecasts for Otakon weekend do call for possible rain most of the time. While there's a chance that the rain forecast may not happen (or if it does, it happens during a period where you're indoors), I advise you to bring along an umbrella to and from the convention center just in case.
  11. Kinda thinking that way too once I read her involvement in that show. If Funi is indeed the one that helped bring Park to Otakon, then they definitely outdid themselves this year with not only her, but also the English voices of Goku and Vegeta (now if only Otakon could have gotten the guests that Japan Expo has in store this year).
  12. By next week, do you mean this coming week or the week of 6/7-613?
  13. Checking the guests for other cons, it does look like Greg will be a Thursday-only thing (with him spending the weekend at AnimeIowa).
  14. Don't worry. Otakon's Japanese guests tend to have some variety (and not all of them are connected to the "main titles" that American anime companies are trying to promote at their cons). Thus, outside of possibly a voice actor, you don't have to worry too much about anymore Japanese guests being connected to Aldnoah
  15. It just isn't "waiting for Otakon" season without usual "Guess the Musical Act" contests.
  16. One thing's for sure: if she does appear at Otakon (and if said panel does return this year), she really needs to make a guest appearance during Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos. Speaking of Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos, who else would like to see Kishiden as a musical guest?
  17. While LittleKuriboh and other Internet celebrities don't fall in Otakon's definition of "guest", they are still able to take part in the convention as "panelists" who run one during the con.
  18. My swag from this year's Otakon: -Otakon 2008 t-shirt -Band Brothers 2 -Hellsing Ultimate 2 and 3 -Kanon 5 -Hidamari Sketch Yuno pin -Negima doujin (non-hentai) -Getbackers complete series boxset -Aruruu (Utawarerumono) mini-pillow -Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 LE set
  19. http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a234/TnA.../Otakon%202008/
  20. I started out by reserving a room in the Mariott yesterday. However, once I found out that the Holiday Inn was available, I cancelled my Mariott reservation and booked a room at the Holiday Inn (prefer a hotel with outdoor parking, as my usual roommate drives a van).
  21. Nice to see my "vampire" question made the cut.
  22. After the lack of any Haruhi badge designs last year, the best way Otakon can make up for it is to have a Lucky Star badge at this year's convention.
  23. After hearing about this, I think that I made a very smart decision in calling the Holiday Inn 16 hours ago and making a reservation there.
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