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  1. I'm thinking the same as well. I mean, AnimeNEXT already announced they're going to have an "Online" convention this year because the Atlantic City Convention Center is going to be used as a vaccination "mega-site" at the time the con supposed to be held. I speculate that this can also happen to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as well.
  2. I not sure if you can blame Sony for that. They did gave a date, but some retailers decided to jump the gun. Also, imagine how many "bots" was just waiting for midnight to start their pre-ordering? At least some people managed to get their preorders in before the mad rush.
  3. Hi All! Like the subject says. Any of you were lucky enough to get your PS5 preorder in? I didn't. But Sony said more will be available soon. Just took a quick look at eBay. People would have to be very desperate or just plain morons to start bidding for those prices. https://www.ebay.com/itm/PlayStation-5-Digital-Edition-CONFIRMED-Pre-Order/114414986848?hash=item1aa3aa2660:g:MC8AAOSwkt9fZCrX
  4. I've been meaning to post my view of the Otakon Online since now I can compare with the ones I logged into the beginning of July (FUNimation, Aniplex, and Anime-Expo). The Good: Otakon made a good effort to get this thing together. It didn't feel like a telethon like the other virtual cons. I did enjoy some of the panels. Navigating from one virtual room to another was not difficult. The "Carole and Tuesday" Screening/Panel was really great. The Twitch Chat was great to ask questions and to chat with fellow virtual attendees. The Bad: First this is n
  5. I still have all my badges (1994 - 2019). I'm tempted to print and laminate the 2020 Otakon's Online badges and add it to the collection.
  6. I started to notice the slow decline at around 2010. It was getting harder to find other people and shops that I regularly frequent (including the Food Courts) has started to shut down. After that I started to questioned myself is it even worth it to stay an extra night, until exhaustion starts to set. Believe me, I don't want to drive back home felling exhausted.
  7. I used to just go home when Otakon was over in the early days. Once it came to Baltimore I started to stay an extra night (until Monday), just to hang around there with some friends or by myself. I would head over there to eat and do some last minute shopping right after the Con's Feedback panel, then I settle in my room for the rest of the night. Then I would head over there again the next morning to get something to eat and meet up with people from the con who were still around before I drive back home to New York.
  8. Hi All! I just found this video on YouTube about the shopping area where all of us used to hang around during Otakon. This makes me really sad. I remember how crowded this place used to be.
  9. I was first surprised that a convention was going on, until I saw where it was. 🙄
  10. I honestly never bought an Otakon shirt for myself, but I did for my niece and nephews when I used to take the whole family in the early days (the 1990s). I don't think they still have them, but I do have a friend that still has his 1994 shirt.
  11. I convinced some of my coworkers to attend this con earlier this year. Only one of them said he will request a refund while the others decided to roll it over for next year. I think that things will still be shot for the first half of the year, but I'm hopeful that things will go back to some sort of normality by the 3rd quarter next year. Well, I can finally say that all the cons that I was planning to staff or attend has been wiped off the board this year.
  12. I sort of got the news about it the night before. I was waiting for the official announcement to hit first.
  13. I wonder if NYCC will take advantage of taking more space at the Javis once the expansion is completed next year? https://javitscenter.com/media/119020/8666_javits_factsheet_121418.pdf I forgot to add even more NYC event cancellations : New York City Marathon Radio City City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular
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