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Aresef last won the day on June 10

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  1. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-29/milktub-vocalist-game-producer-bamboo-recovers-from-successful-cancer-surgery/.124611 For those who don't recall, he performed at the Lantis Anisong Festival adjacent to Otakon Vegas a couple years back.
  2. That tweet means nothing we didn't already know. It just means the deal closed.
  3. Help Chris Ayres fight COPD

    https://www.youcaring.com/christopherayres-1010986 They've raised nearly $20,000 so far. He's going to need to spend the next few months in the hospital, and will need a double lung transplant.
  4. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Hmm... Music: Granrodeo, Minori Chihara, OLDCODEX, Isao Sasaki, Mitsuko Horie Production: Sunao Katabuchi, Yasuko Kobayashi, Sho Aikawa, Toshiki Inoue
  5. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Polysics hasn't been in the states, I don't think, since Kayo graduated. They've also never done a con before that I'm aware of, and they are fantastic live.
  6. Anime NYC Nov 17-19, 2017. Anyone here going?

    Probably not, but this piqued my interest...
  7. Suggestion: bring back daily passes

    Otakon is structured as the annual meeting of Otakorp. Otakorp does call them tickets for Otakon Vegas, and therefore can do single-day tickets and probably does pay Las Vegas and Nevada taxes as such. I'd add that being a member also got one early access (and the only access to VIP admission, as I recall) to the Otakon Music Festival in 2012. That didn't keep being a thing probably because a) not a lot of people went to it, in part because of the hurricane around that time, but mostly b, that Lantis decided to set up their own thing. That became the Anisong World Tour (which dropped by Otakon Vegas), which became Anisong World Matsuri.
  8. Hey look I see the back of my head
  9. Number of attendees?

    Let's not make too big a deal out of this. the con will bounce back, especially now they're in a venue with more room and a city without *sigh* the baggage Baltimore has post-riot.
  10. To your point, I noted that Lantis was using their own interpreter during the JAM panel. Very careful indeed.
  11. He canceled a Thursday show in Tokyo. http://solidvox.jp/cgi/information/index.cgi?plugin=Tagging&tag=きただに What sudden deafness is: https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/sudden-deafness
  12. Anisong

    --not staff-- Knowing how Lantis et al operate, probably not. Lantis and such did have cameras around, but not professionals and to archive the event for their own purposes. The feed that went to the screens, too, will likely be archived by both AWM and Otakon. To the extent the concert is going to be put out on home media, you may see bits of it punctuating larger featurettes on the next JAM Project concert Blu-ray etc. A few of my friends were interviewed for those, and a camera crew got the whole lot of us to scream "ANISONG WORLD MATSURI SAIKYOU!" Putting what the professionals shot out on DVD is a whole other endeavor. When Tofu Records put the L'arc show on DVD, they had to go back to the Chicken Box and negotiate additional fees with the unions and such. Otakon has at least once shown archive concerts in a video room at the con. But given the fact AWM was a matryoshka doll within the rest of Otakon, Otakon may not be able to do that with these shows.
  13. Oh yeah, she had a killer time (though we all would have liked to get a longer set with more of the standards like The Guardian and SOULTAKER). The plan after the show was we would all do multilingual karaoke at Muzette in Adams-Morgan. But all of us were wiped and our voices were shot (MOTTO! MOTTO!!), so we eventually settled on pizza in a hotel lobby. Because she'd been to concerts in Japan and such, she schooled us on proper penlight usage--red for nekketsu (most hot-blooded songs), blue for ballads, gold for Garo. A lot of the time, I went with what the stage lighting was doing.
  14. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    I thought Vine star was the lowest.