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Daniel Perales

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  1. I think the place is now called "The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center". That was also the time (1995), when I saw the Sony Playstation in action for the first time in the Video Game Room.
  2. I think there was also a Priss from Bubblegum Crisis, too. Too bad I was never a picture taker. The Dealer's Closet, I still have the CDs that I bought from there.
  3. Hi All! I just read this on Anime News Network. Days Inn Penn State — Home to Inaugural Otakon, Setsucon Conventions — to be Demolished - News - Anime News Network Kind of sad. Only a few of us here remembers this place.
  4. Ok. I stand corrected. Anyway, even with that, Otakon didn't become a "super-spreader" event as far as I know. Meanwhile it seems like all the hoopla about Anime-NYC has finally died down.
  5. Hi people! I thought of revisiting this thread since the end of the year is upon us. I've already attended all the cons that I was going to attend this year. Every "live" con I attended, which were Otakon, New York Comic Con, and Anime-NYC all had their Covid-19 rules: Be vaccinated, wear a mask (with the exception when you're eating and drinking in designated areas), and do your best at scocial distancing. Otakon relied on the "honor system" that every attendee had to be vaccinated, since they were not asking for anyone to present proof of vaccination.
  6. Too bad I missed you that time. I did see that line from the inside. Guess I was extremely lucky that I didn't have to deal with them all weekend long.
  7. I got myself tested as soon as I got off from work last night. The results of the test was "Negative". When I was at the Javis (been there since Thursday to help someone set-up), I made sure that I kept my mask on and always wash my hands when leaving the bathroom.
  8. It looks like it's better now. Pages and everything is now loading at a reasonable speed.
  9. Hi All! Like the subject says. When I get to this site (including the forums), it would take me about at least a full minute to load/refresh to 2 1/2 minutes at the most. This been going on since this past month. Seems this is only site that takes a while for me to load.
  10. I've been getting lots of smiles at work showing this video. Hope you enjoy it.
  11. Hi All! I finally got my badge for this con through the mail last week. I know at least one beside myself is going. I wonder if anyone else are planning to attend as well? A few words: Like New York Comic Con from last month and at least at Otakon, attendees must have a proof of vaccination card and have to wear a mask at all times to be able to attend.
  12. Here's a fact that will blow some minds: The 2022 dates actually match Otakon's first convention (July 29 - 31, 1994). Coincidence? 😉
  13. I believe the theme is "Time Skipping".
  14. So, after 11 months of trying, I finally got myself a PS5! Bought it directly from Sony.
  15. I just found out that the show has been cancelled because of the Covid policy that New York City has just put in effect. The show was only 16 days away. Just goes to show you that things could change pretty quickly here.
  16. Can you believe someone actually made a YouTube video basically saying that he's not attending Otakon because of the mask policy? He claims that he has a medical reason not to wear a mask, but he's basically just griping that some of the events he looks forward to are cancelled.
  17. You know? After all these years that I've attended cons, I never did caught the "con plague". I did however did come to Otakon one year already with a slight cold which eventually turned into a full blown fever by mid-Saturday afternoon. I remember a friend of mine (who was part of the Manga Library staff that year), approached me early Saturday evening saying that I looked kind of "reddish". When she touched my forehead, she said, "How can you still stand? Go Back to your room!", which I did. As soon as I got into my room, I pealed off a bit of my clothes and hit the bed. I was immediat
  18. I already have my luggage ready with the exception of a few bear essentials. I'm fully vaccinated and I still wear a mask wherever I go (even though I don't want to, but I do my part), so I'm not really worried. I don't think the con will cancel unless the officials at Washington DC declares a state of emergency and resume the "stay at home" like we all had to go through earlier. I think the con may have to ask people for proof of vaccination if the convention center start to impose it (like the "bag-check), at worst. Let's just hope for the best.
  19. I second that. I used to bring several cans of Chef Boyardee pasta with me a long time ago (when I used to drive to the convention), to tie me over. Would heat them up on the microwave or on the coffee maker's heating plate.
  20. I can also add that one time, anime conventions were few and far between from each other. Anime companies were able to attend to most of them without spreading themselves too thin. Now it seems that there is at least 1 anime con going on like every 2 weeks in the USA. Anime companies can't send their reps to every one of them. Another thing that changed was the internet. Even though it's still a big deal when an anime company announce their new licenses and acquisitions at a con, it's much easier for them to announce such stuff online. I miss the time when I was able to interact wit
  21. I noticed the lack of industry panels on the schedules as well. Maybe it's still too soon?
  22. Talking to a few people here at work and around where I live, people just don't want to take the vaccine uses one or more of the 4 reasons: Political, Religion, Fear and Apathy. The Apathy group just want to "wait it out" until this almost mythical goal of"herd immunity" is reached.
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