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  1. Your first Otakon

    WOW. Ravan has the flyer that informed me to the con as well. I was at a con in Long Island called I-CON which was held at Stony Brook University. It was my very first con. The con was a Fantasy/Sci-Fi con, which had some anime elements to it. That is when I met some of my present friends. I remember having that flier right by my Amiga computer (and looking at the flyer, I realized Otakon started on my birthday). My mom asked why I looked bored. I show her this flyer, and announce I'm going to THIS CON! I was going to take the trip alone, but my mom, oldest brother and my nephew decided to tag along with me. When we were already in Pennsylvania, I realized that I left the flyer by my computer, so I had to rely on how good my memory was to get there. I remember when we got there (I had to check and see if we arrived at the right Day's Inn hotel), I was greeted with some life-sized cut-outs of Bean Bandit, Lum, Female Ranma, and I think Priss from Bubblegum Crisis. I stuck around for a bit, but everyone else just wanted to get some sleep. I wanted to get a room, but there was there was none at the inn, so I had to leave to stay overnight somewhere else. I arrived the very next morning when I finally got the chance to go to the Dealer's Room (more like closet). There I met some of the familiar people that I known from online and from the other con. I think I was hooked ever since.
  2. Hatsune Miku coming back in the USA!

    This is going to be my 3rd time. I did the regular tier ($75) on my second try since I didn't have the money for the VIP at the time (it was sold out once I had the funds). There was a band called Anamanaguchi sharing the stage that year. Anyway, I made sure that I was on line early that day. I manage to get to within 25 feet from the stage and I thought I had a nice view. Until people who were taller than me manage to go more up front to block most of the view.
  3. Hatsune Miku coming back in the USA!

    Which one, if you do mind me asking? I bought the VIP package. I want to get as close to the stage as possible next time.
  4. Hatsune Miku coming back in the USA!

    Got mine for New York.
  5. Hi all! http://mikuexpo.com/usamx2018/ The Anthem Washington DC July 12, 2018 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY July 14, 2018 Tickets are already on sale for NY at least.
  6. Hotels

    Actually, I like it, too. I think it also slowed down the initial room grabbing/hoarding situation considerably. Or else hotels like the "Renaissance" for example, would have been unavailable less than a week after the block opened.
  7. Anime NYC November 16 - 18, 2018

    Hi everyone! I know it's a bit early, but I wanted to let people know that Anime NYC has already started to sell tickets for their next 2018 con.
  8. Hotels

    I was there last year as well. The hotel staff friendliness reminded me how the Day's Inn staff were back in Baltimore.
  9. Hotels

    Hmmmm... Calm before the storm?
  10. Hotels

    I, for one am very glad with this limitation. It will dramatically slow down all the room hogging/hording once the block opens.
  11. Hotels

    I remember. It was also one of those times when a person can make a successful room reservation as late as 2 weeks before the con. The most difficult time I had when some one else in my department already had the updated dates off. I eventually got the days by default because of his excess absenteeism.
  12. Hotels

    What shaming am I doing? What I'm trying to say is Why should a hotel negotiate with the likes of Otakon for a lower rate if they see that folks are willing to pay their regular rates? Remember, Otakon might not be the only event that's going on at the same time (it doesn't have to be happening at the Convention Center). Also, once everything's finally sets, Otakon said that they WILL give us a few days notice before the blocks finally opens.
  13. Hotels

    One thing for sure: I don't mind waiting if it means that they can get the room rates to be at a reasonable price as a result. People are doing Otakon no favors by going ahead and reserve a room to these hotels at their regular rates, only to drop them when Otakon finally be able to announce the bock. The more rooms people reserve outside the block, the smaller the block Otakon will have to work with. And, if people do decide to drop their reservations once Otakon announces their block, those dropped reserved rooms do not automatically goes to Otakon's block.
  14. Anime NYC Nov 17-19, 2017. Anyone here going?

    I see that it made front page of the neighborhood newspaper ("Chelsea Now"). According to the article, the attendance was just about 20k. Really great numbers for an inaugural con. Funny that you mentioned variety in the dealer's room. One of my coworkers showed up on Sunday (his very first anime con according to him). He said he seen some of the same vendors that were at NYCC the month before.
  15. Anime NYC Nov 17-19, 2017. Anyone here going?

    Well guys, Anime NYC has come and gone. Con's highlights: Anime Diva Night with Yoko Ishida, True, and Chihiro Yonekura. Nice concert. Industry panels. Nice crowd. Con's lowpoint: Unfortunately, The weather was a mixed bag. Lack of anime screenings. Saw that Otakon had a table, but were a "No-Show". Despite all of that, I still had a great time. They've already announced next year's date: November 16-18, 2018
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