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Daniel Perales

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  1. So Liberty City Anime Con finally made the announcment: ----------------- We regret to announce that Liberty City Anime Convention 2020 has been cancelled in light of the Covid Pandemic. We respect the guidelines put forward by the CDC and want to act in the best interest of our attendees and our guests to maintain your health and safety. We apologize for keeping you waiting on this announcement, as is the case with many other conventions, we have to work with the hotel to determine how cancellation will work and unfortunately that communication takes time. All those who have pre-registered for a 2020 badge will automatically have their badge transferred to the 2021 event. Please reach out to us at www.libertycityanimecon.com/contact with any questions you have. We look forward to an even better Liberty City Anime Convention in 2021! ------------- NYC has made this announcment : Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) many events are being canceled or rescheduled. Before attending, please check with organizing group to confirm. *Note: Large events requiring a city events permit will be canceled through September 30th as the City works to prioritize open spaces for public use.* We advise all to take extra precautions to stay healthy and safe. The NYC Health Department recommends that if you are an older adult or have chronic health conditions, you avoid unnecessary gatherings and events. Some of the other events affected: The West Indian Day Parade The Feast of San Gennero New York Fashion Week If things still go the way it is, I say New York Comic Con will be the next big event cancelled. They didn't even started to sell their badges yet.
  2. You hit the nail on this one. Like I said before, online cons are kind of interesting, but it all depends on what they are streaming. As you can see below, I've been attending cons for a very long time. The apeal that I get from cons is that I can get the chance to finally meet some of the people that I know only online face to face. I get to meet and greet some of the "Industry" people, which wouldn't be possible in any other way (unless they're local). I go to the Dealer's Room so I can personally check all the anime merchandise (I stll buy CD's of anime soundtracks and Blu-Ray discs and some other nick-nacks). I also feel it's more fun to watch some of your favorite anime in a video room with a screen that is more than twice the size of your living room wall with a bunch of other fellow fans. One time, I had as many as 3 industry reps in my hotel room along with my nephew. We were playing a mean game of Bomber-Man against each other. That was pure fun! We bearly had any sleep that night, but it was sure worth it! Those are a few things I'm not going to get from an "online" con.
  3. It looks like "Liberty City Anime Con" here in NYC is done. They sent a twitter out about 19 days ago: Honestly, I don't think they're going through with it. Here in NYC, we're still dealing with the "social distancing" because of Covid-19.
  4. There were times when I expected a phone number to appear at the bottom of the screen: "Please call and make a pledge of support to provide a contained con space free of foreign viruses (and other type of con-funk), for all the wondering otakus out there".
  5. Hi All! We just had 4 "online cons" just this past weekend. They were "Anime Expo Lite" (July 3rd - 4th), "Aniplex Fest Online" (July 4th - 5th), "FunimationCon" (July 3rd - 4th), and "KuroCon" (July 4th - 5th). FunimationCon seem to be running their con on their own page while also simucasting Aniplex Fest Online on one of their channel until the 4th. Everyone else was using Twitch and Youtube. The cons were basically streaming Panels that were live but most were prerecorded. I honestly missed most of Friday beccause my car was being worked on the entire day, and I couldn't get a stable enough connection on my phone to access the cons while I waited. But I stuck around at home for Saturday and Sunday for what I can get. The Good Like I said before, most of the programming were Panels. Some were live, but most were prerecorded. for FunimationCon, you had to preregister before you can get access to them (they will assign you a badge number to your email address). Everything else was on Twitch and YouTube. You can get on for free, but you have to register for both of these services if you wanted to intereact (chat) with the rest of the crowd. Aniplex had a DJ to do a virtual "Dance" and play some music videos and concert clips. Anime Expo Lite also had concert clips playing, too. Before I forget, Aniplex panels were mostly in Japanese but had english subs on them. I basically stayed with Aniplex until the very end. Some had vurtual "Dealer's Room" that you can click on a vendor's name and it will take you a page of some of their exclusive items that they're selling just for the online cons. You can still go back to Aniplex Youtube channel and watch some of the panels that you missed. It will only stay for a week. The Bad There were just too much going on at the same time. I had to have multiple windows open on 3 computers. I used my tv to watch the panels and music that I really cared the most with, while my other 2 computers were tuned to the other cons. It looks like that they were only using twitter for their main Q&As instead of using the chat window, instead. The Ugly Nothing really. But there were times when I wanted to go watch a panel , I would get a "connection time-out". I had to refresh the page a few times. Overall It felt more like I was watching a "Telethon" more than anything. Reading the chats was fun most of the time (there were a few trolls, unfortunatly). Will I do it, again? Why not? As long as it's free, it's still an interesting experience, but it doesn't replace the feeling of actually being there in person.
  6. This is going to be interesting. I already registered for the FUNImation one.
  7. This is my question: Since backward campatibility for PS4 games seems like a given, what will happen to the games that you've bought digitally? Will Sony create a utility that you can transfer all your digital PS4 games to the PS5?
  8. It's going to be intresting which version of the console will sell better. Personally, I will go with the Blu-Ray drive. I always want to have physical copies of my games.
  9. You just had to say it: https://mikuexpo.com/usaca2020/
  10. Another con cancelled: https://expo.crunchyroll.com/
  11. I believe I recieved the same email, too. I took advantage and reserved a room to the hotel of my choice while I still can.
  12. I think you mean 2021? I also went to the page. The page says that it will be open on June 8th, 2020, a Monday, too. Some of us are going to be working and will not be able to go on the website on our work computers, and at least where I work, not allowed to use our personal electronics during our working hours. What I'm really saying is personally, most if not all the most desirable hotels would already be sold out by the time I get the chance to make my reservation. I guess it can't be helped.
  13. Yes. I've already bought my badge some time ago. But I also told them if they do have to cancel, just roll it over for next year.
  14. Still no word locally (from my area), about Liberty Anime Con. Meanwile, ReedPop, who does New York Comic Con has yet to mention anything new, but they were having a series of "virtual" panels from time to time. Also, just to mention, it was sometime earlier last May when they had their first "pre-sale" for their 4 day badges. This year, nothing so far. I did hear from Anime-NYC. They said that it still a go so far, but they are keeping aware and will let us know if something drastically changes.
  15. New York International Auto Show Cancelled. It originally was supposed to be held around April, but then it was posponed for August. It may not be an "anime" con, but it's still a major show: https://www.autoshowny.com/
  16. Well, since I get called to work from time to time, I manage to at least get some watching done: "Hyperdimension Neptunia" (The complete series) "And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online?" "Mary And The Witch's Flower" (Movie) "WorldEnd: What Are You Doing At The End Of The World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? (this is what I'm currently watching) Stuff I've lent to a coworker: "Interstella 5555 The 5tory Of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem" "No Game No Life 0" (movie) Magic Knight Rayearth (complete tv series) Lent out to a few people with children: "A Little Snow Fairy Sugar" (complete) "Angelic Layer" That is it, so far.
  17. I do have 2 large mugs that I bought from them at New York Comic Con last year. It does have New York Con etched on them, but not the year.
  18. I knew this was coming. It's going to feel very strange not going to Otakon for the first time in over 20 years.
  19. Hi all! Despite this pedemic, I don't know if anyone already said it, but I really think there's a huge chance that a lot of babies are going to be born between this coming December and January. I guess those extra hospital beds will come in handy after all.
  20. I was just reading an article on Variety about the cancellation of SDCC. The governor of California is also saying that: “The prospect of mass gatherings is negligible at best until we get to herd immunity and we get to a vaccine,” Newsom said. “So large-scale events that bring in hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of strangers, all together across every conceivable difference, health and otherwise, is not in the cards based upon our current guidelines and current expectations.” Newsom acknowledged that expectations can change, and he resisted setting any sort of timeline. But, he added, “When you suggest June, July, August, it is unlikely.” Which I take it means that it's most likely that Anime Expo will be cancelled as well.
  21. Wow! Supposedly like a week before Otakon, too. It's getting there. If Otakon cancels, that would leave me with only 2 conventions left to go this year (New York Comic Con & Anime NYC).
  22. I can just imagine people will be cosplaying as the virus at Otakon (if it doesn't cancel that is).
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