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Daniel Perales

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  1. Hi all! Well I just went through AnimeNEXT:Almost Home virtual con that happened just this past weekend. Here is my take of it: The Good Quite a few informative panels they had. Especially with the voice actors. The DJs were pretty good in playing their mix in music. A lot of good banter going on in their chat window. Their "Giveaway's" The Bad Not all panels were for everyone, but those were few and far between. With the exception of the voice actors, I didn't see any Industry presence (like Sentai, Aniplex, ect)
  2. Hi all! Just a reminder that AnimeNEXT are going to have a virtual con this week. Let's all cheer them on for their hard work. AnimeNEXT – The Next Evolution of Anime Convention
  3. I don't mind the line (as long as it's not too hot or it's raining). I've met some good people that way.
  4. I had my badge rolled over from last year, but I forgot to have it set to be mailed over to me.
  5. Unfortunately, I have no one who will do that favor for me. Also, I can't use my desktop computer at work for such things (they tend to block certain sites from time to time). Can't even use my smart-phone in the office for web browsing, too.
  6. I just joined the "vaccinated club", yesterday. I will still wearing a mask out of respect for the people around me.
  7. I think I have speculated this somewhere. People shouldn't expect international guest (since COVID is still strong in other parts of the world). I've also mentioned that there should be no "Dance", and I think the seating's in both Panels and Video rooms should be placed at least 6 feet apart. Dealer's room should have wider aisles to minimize congestion.
  8. Well, it's been 8 months since the pre-order date. Did anyone finally get their PS5? I want to get the disc version of the console, not interested in the "digital-only" version. Personally, I haven't been lucky to get one, much less able to place an order for it. I manage to at least get as far as having the system on my online "shopping cart" from some of the vendors (Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart), only to lose it once I click "Check-out" in less than 2 minutes into it. Very frustrating, indeed.
  9. I feel more optimistic about Otakon as the date draws closer. I've already posted in another thread that both New York Comic Con and Anime-NYC is a go. Anyway, I'm going to keep my mask on me just in case. Not just for Otakon, but for Amtrak (we may still have to wear them on the train by then).
  10. I don't even remember right now if I chose the option to mail my badge? It was a "roll-over" from last year.
  11. I see that most cons that are held from August 2021 on are a go so far. But, like the original question remains: Will people feel comfortable to attend one? New York Comic Con recently made an announcement that they will resume with a live event this year, but it will also be supplemented with their own "virtual" version at the same time. Also, they said that they're going to limit the attendance for their live version. This can change. Anime-NYC also made an announcement that they too are resuming their live event. Anyway, I've already heard from some of my friends and acquain
  12. I have a thread going asking this same question. https://board.otakon.com/index.php?/topic/29760-will-you-be-comfortable-to-attend-an-in-person-con-this-year-2021/
  13. This is really good news. I did expect that wearing masks may still be required by then. I bet the cosplay folks are going to be really creative to integrate masks into some of their costumes.
  14. I work around the Times Square area, and it's slowly beginning to look normal (about 60%), compared to last year at this time.
  15. Well, August could be considered a "gray" period of time. Meaning that things can go either way like you said. At the rate people are getting their vaccination, we may very well be close to normal as we can get by then. I'm constantly checking the convention center own website if there's any changes in their event schedule. Realistically, I wouldn't count on Otakon getting any international guests this year because of COVID still being a huge deal everywhere else (like India for example). International travel restrictions may still apply by then. Otakon can also be force by the con
  16. When Otakon had made the announcement to cancel it's live event because of Covid-19. Anyway, it seems that this year, things are looking up. Here in New York City, New York Comic Con has made an announcement to resume their live event for this coming October just last week, but the numbers of attendees will be limited. Anime-NYC is still going full speed ahead for their November event.
  17. I saw that. I thought I was looking at the web page through my Commodore Amiga 2000.
  18. Well, PAX East was on the first week of June (like AnimeNEXT was on the second week of June), so I'm surprised that it took this long to announce it's cancellation of their live con. Otakon falls on the first weekend of August this year, so we still have time. Otakon announced their 2020 cancellation somewhere on the last week of April last year, so I'm kind of hoping it will happen. I already made a train reservation for the date (Amtrak had a great deal that just expired last Friday), so here's hoping.
  19. Patience. It's always quiet before the storm. Don't worry. Someone will soon reply.
  20. Well, Otakon can begin by limiting the number of attendees, for one (people who rolled their pre-reg from the year before should have priority). Much wider aisles in the Dealer's Room. Having chairs spread further apart in the Videos and Panel rooms. Skip the Concerts, Dance, and Cosplay shows this year (Hall cosplays can still go on). Have "Arcade-style" controllers in the Video Game room that can be wiped down with disinfectant after every use.
  21. Hi guys! Last year, a lot of the cons (major and some smaller ones), went "virtual" instead of "in-person" because of the pandemic. While it was a nice and novel idea at first, it quickly started to occur much more frequently. There were virtual cons that was either happening once a week, to a few of them happening all at the same time. A person can get overwhelmed on which con to participate in when there is so many going on. Talk about "Con fatigue" (yes, there is such a thing). My question is to all is: Do you think that a con is much better off not having a "vi
  22. Hi Guys! Like the subject says. Using last year as reference, we're only a little over a month away to find out if Otakon is going to happen or not. I still haven't made any travel arrangements yet (either taking train or bus), but I did put my days aside at work. But the biggest question remains: Will Otakon survive another year of cancelation?
  23. Well, just got word about it. Here we go again. I'm beginning to feel a lot less confident that Otakon is going to happen for this year.
  24. How could I forget Jim "Alabaster" Vowles. I ran into him in one of the New York Comic Cons a few years earlier. I remember telling him "Welcome to my neighborhood!".
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