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  1. Aresef

    The 2018 schedule thread

    I got a question. Why is Garo not with the 18+ stuff? I feel like this gaffe has happened before.
  2. Aresef

    [Otakon News]Otakon 2018 Schedule is Live!

    Yeah, I figured, still thought I'd ask.
  3. Aresef

    The 2018 schedule thread

    The henshin heroes panels sound neat, but if it's the same bunch running them that I've seen doing such panels around here, I have no problem storming out in disgust, as I've done before.
  4. Aresef

    [Otakon News]Otakon 2018 Schedule is Live!

    When will the Guidebook be available?
  5. https://www.amtrak.com/3-day-sale-northeast-regional-train?cmp=eml-NER4DayLaunch-July2018-AGR-FareSale Edit: The sale is only on Northeast Regional, not other trains like Palmetto that may hit the same stations. I was able to get Baltimore Penn to Union for $9, and Union to BWI (I have further travel plans) for $12.
  6. Aresef

    Rally thoughts and concerns

    Phew. Still, I'm glad I got insurance.
  7. Aresef

    Where is Parking?

    If you *can't* find reasonable parking and would just be leaving your car in one place over the weekend, I'd recommend taking the train down from Wilmington. Considering what you'd otherwise spend on gas and tolls, it would probably be a good deal.
  8. Aresef

    Hype Thread!

    I'm just generally, broadly excited. Otakon is just a yearly escape for me. No costume plans. I wanna get Masaya Matsukaze to autograph my Megaranger DVD set. Other than that, nothing too specific on my list.
  9. Aresef

    Where is Parking?

    Yeah, definitely use SpotHero. Last year, I got a reasonably priced space in the Safeway garage through Parking Panda (which they now own).
  10. Aresef

    Thoughts on proposed rally

    Yeah, I think we need to avoid hysterics. You'll have MPD, Metro Transit Police, park police, the Secret Service all out there. They know what happened a year ago, so they'll be prepared. Considering all that goes on at Otakon on a Saturday, you likely won't even encounter these idiots, especially if you are staying in the Marriott. That being said, it doesn't mean you shouldn't take precautions. Pack snacks, bring water and heed instructions from convention staff, electronic signs and law enforcement. Get travel insurance. Make sure you have an emergency contact listed in your registration.. If going somewhere besides WEWCC, your hotel or somewhere else in spitting distance, bring a friend.
  11. The important thing is that people not panic. Find something fun to do in the con Saturday afternoon. Don't engage them. Don't give them the satisfaction. Let Otakorp, MPD, Metro Transit Police and others keep you safe.
  12. To that point, I'm no expert on managing foot traffic, and I know why the entrance by the Metro can't be used, but--just spitballing here--could there be somewhere else to provide for ingress, bag check and what have you? Eyeballing floor plans, unless you wanty to try to bottleneck everybody through the Marriott, probably... not?
  13. It’s a ~15 minute walk. In the grand scheme of things, that’s not far. Anyway, this news should probably serve as a reminder to get travel insurance. Yes, I trust Otakon, WEWCC and MPD, and you should, too. But we all know what happened the last time these backwards troglodytes got together.
  14. It's been approved https://apnews.com/3a73a4d640814cd1a39649ffddc8ac98?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=APSouthRegion Edit: Here's Otakon's statement.
  15. I think it’s worth keeping in mind from a safety perspective that this is going on.