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    Anime NYC 2018 Nov. 16-18, 2018. Anyone here's going?

    You know? For a while I thought I was the only one here who attended Anime-NYC. The bag checks were a pain sometimes but I can understand why it was being done. Fan panels? I think now is a good time for attendees to voice their opinions about this. Earlier this year I asked for video screenings and we got that somewhat. I heard that they will be working with the Javis to get more space the next time around.
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    Anime NYC 2018 Nov. 16-18, 2018. Anyone here's going?

    Hi All! Well, Anime-NYC has ended about 3 days ago. I have to say that it was better than AX-NY@NYCC that's for sure. The Good: Lively atmosphere. Seems that most attendees were upbeat. Most Industry panels were all in the same room right behind after another. With exception of 1 room clear, there was 3 Industry panels in a row Friday all in the same room. I didn't have to get up and scoot to another room right after (with the exception of Saturday when I only had to do it one time). Tokyo Attack Japanese Arcade. Enough said. Quality screenings The Bad: Nothing really bad at all. The Ugly: The single most ugliest thing at the con was THE LINES from the initial start on Friday. It looked like the con was caught completely off-guard that Friday morning. So many showed up at once that Friday morning that people were eventually let in a half hour late. They eventually started to get the hang of it as the con went on. Overall, I really did enjoy myself at this con. I just heard last night that the attendance was 36,000! That's extraordinary for a second year con! I think Anime-NYC just became the largest anime con of the east coast beating Otakon in a matter of 2 years! I'm already looking forward for next year.
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    Anime NYC 2018 Nov. 16-18, 2018. Anyone here's going?

    I wish I could go to the AniSong Matsuri, but my finances has been extremely tight these past couple of weeks. I paid for my 3 day badge earlier this year, and this, like NYCC and Liberty Anime Con, it's within walking distance where I live, so no extra expenses like hotels, gas, tolls and parking (yeah, I know it sounds like I'm rubbing it in). I see that other cons like AnimeNEXT and Katsukon will have a table at the Dealer's room. I'm surprised Otakon is not present. They did had a table last year but they were a "no-show".
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    R.I.P. Stan Lee (1922-2018)

    A legend is gone. I met him on the next to last appearance he made in NYCC in the strangest way: I was using the bathroom at the time. I was fixing myself up when a friend of mine decided to give me a call at that very moment. While I was talking to him, I noticed someone took a quick look inside the bathroom and said it was all clear. I didn't pay attention who went in next after that to use the stall. While still on my phone, I told my friend that he literally caught me with my pants down, and I heard a person giggling in the stall after I said that. I told him I will call right back because I needed both hands to put my belt back on and wash my hands. I heard the person leave the stall and started to wash his hands while I was leaving but still didn't turn around to see who it was. Once I stepped out, I was surrounded by 2 security people asking me where did I came from. A few seconds later I hear someone says "excuse me" right behind me, and I couldn't believe it, it was Stan Lee. I quickly step aside and apologized to him for being in the way. He looked at me and said, "No problem son". Then he put one hand on my shoulder and shook my hand with the other and told me, "I like your wit. Don't ever lose it.". I said "Thank you Mr. Lee", then security quickly whisked him away. Too bad I never got to meet him again. He will be missed.
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    Man married to Hatsune Miku?!

    I may love Hatsune Miku, but I wouldn't go this far: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/crazy-in-love-the-japanese-man-married-to-a-hologram/ar-BBPBH15?ocid=spartanntp&pfr=1#image=BBPBH15_1|4
  6. Hi All! I just got my badge for this con in the mail last night. This is it, my final con of the year. I hopefully wish that this will be a better experience than last month's AXNY@NYCC. I mean I did enjoyed the NYCC part, but the AXNY part left me kind of meh. Liberty Anime Con was almost a waste of my time, but that's another topic. So, is anyone else here going? I hope to see some of you there. Take care!
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    New York Comic Con Oct 4 - 7, 2018: Anyone going?

    Hi All! New York Comic Con/Anime Expo NY has just ended at around 5PM. My thoughts? Well, let me do it as a review as 2 separate events. First off, New York Comic Con: Javits Center The Good: Line management and crowd control has improved quite a bit. In the queue area, they were letting people in by the row instead of having people snake around a line. It felt like people were able to move quicker that way. Despite having the "Anime" part in a different venue, companies like VIZ, Crunchyroll, and FUNImation still made their presence felt in the showroom floor with their very large display booths. Also, the newcomer "GKIds", who are now the US distributor for most of the Studio Ghibli films, had a decent sized space. Shenron the DBZ dragon that was at this past Otakon was also on display there. Most anime industry panels were still being held on location. They had a shuttle bus going between the 2 venues leaving every half hour. Free Wi-Fi internet (slow, but enough for web browsing and email). The Bad: Even though a shuttle between the venues were being provided, keeping them on schedule was very sporadic at best, and some of the staff/volunteers that I've asked weren't even sure where to catch them. The weather didn't help (it was mostly misty and some light spotty rain for the first few days). Their version of their digital guide was incomplete and kept crashing on my android phone when I tried to access certain sections. I did have an iPad, but their app was only good if your device has iOS 10 and up (mine only goes up to iOS 9). Some of the usual big hitters on the show floor has cut down a bit on some of their elaborate displays. The Javits used some sort of floor covering instead of the carpeting that they used to do before. The Ugly: The only ugly thing I can think of is just how expensive the food is there (but that is a given). Given how sporadic the shuttle was, people actually decided to make a 3/4 of a mile trek on foot if they wanted to go to the AX part and back again to the Javits. Overall, I did enjoyed this year's Comic Con. AnimeExpo NY: Pier 94 The Good: "Eleven Arts", another anime distributor in the states were there (probably the only anime distributor that had a table there). The show floor was kind of spread out in sections. Eleven Arts had some of their movies screened there. Small food court. The Bad: Location - Location - Location! People wouldn't even know if anything was going on inside because there wasn't really anything to show that there was an event going on unless you come pretty close. The place was like a big warehouse with not so high ceiling, and the 3 big event spaces (far apart from each other) were only separated with metal rods and curtains, there were no physical walls. The floor wasn't even covered. The Ugly: Turnout was very light for the first 2 days. Overheard certain vendors and artists saying they fully regret coming over. Bathrooms, or the lack of them. I only seen one area where it was and they were marked "Ladies", and the Men's was marked "All Genders", and both entrance were literally opposite of each other. The men would use the urinals while the ladies would quickly run to an empty stall hoping that no one sees them. You had to have a separate badge (an extra expense) to attend. It sure felt that this was a last minute addition. Overall, when anime fans says that NYCC looks down on them, having most of the small anime merchandise vendors and fan artists in this location doesn't help their case. But it was still better than the past Liberty Anime Con a few weeks back in my opinion.
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    New York Comic Con Oct 4 - 7, 2018: Anyone going?

    Well, I'm off to NYCC/AXNY. I'll let you know my thoughts about them.
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    September 11, 2001

    Never forget....
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    [Otakon News]Otakon 2019 Hotel Block Update

    Not all the time. I also used Hotels.com to reserve my room for this past Otakon. I stayed at the Westin Washington DC City Center with the room rate of $101 a night. The hotel was only a half a mile away from the convention center. A word of caution: To get these fantastic rates you most likely have to pay upfront and no refunds if you have to cancel. Be sure to read carefully before you book.
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    [Otakon News]Otakon 2019 Hotel Block Update

    I'm personally disappointed at the hotel rates. I thought Otakon could have done better with the pricing.
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    New York Comic Con Oct 4 - 7, 2018: Anyone going?

    No begrudge taken. I'm just wondering if this thing with NYCC and AX is only a one time deal like AX did with Big Apple Anime Fest a few years before? One thing I like about NYCC is that I enjoy pop culture which includes anime. I just wish anime fans were more vocal to tell Reed Pop just want they want more often. I always fill in their survey after the show that I like more anime content. Anyway, if New York anime fans really want a con just for anime, I personally recommend Anime-NYC which will be held a month later in the same venue. Badges are still available as of this date.
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    [Otakon News]Otakon 2019 Hotel Block Update

    After 2 hours and 10 minutes (not including a verbal warning from my supervisor), I manage to get in the portal. I manage to get a room at the Henley Park Hotel.
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    [Otakon News]Otakon 2019 Hotel Block Update

    Still getting 404 on both my PC and phone.
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    [Otakon News]Otakon 2019 Hotel Block Update

    My boss is already telling me to get off the computer Good luck to everyone else.