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  1. Hate to ask again

    And even when it opens, they're not going to issue 10,000 registrations in five minutes. So if you need to wait for your next paycheck, you should still be able to get the discount.
  2. The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    If anything, it's a reminder that it's really nice to have a hotel. I'm getting on the red after the con, but the other way to Union station, from where I'm catching a train to BWI...where I'll stay a night ahead of a crack-of-dawn flight to *another con.*
  3. The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2018/02/part-metro-red-line-shutdown-august-new-shutdowns-announced/ No trains through Rhode Island Avenue or Brookland-CUA on the Red Line all August, single tracking through downtown on blue, orange and silver starting 8/11 (Saturday).
  4. http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/opening-ceremony/ Joined by Akiko Yano, The 6821 Quintet, Shodo Girls (from a Fukuoka high school) and a DC-area taiko group. NYC-based Kana Uemura will perform on 4/18. Performers for Sakura Matsuri haven't yet been announced.
  5. It's 4/27-29 at the BCC. They just announced seiyuu Yuriko Yamaguchi (Ritsuko in Eva, Nico Robin in One Piece, Orochimaru in Naruto) and already had Saori Kobayashi (music for Panzer Dragoon Saga/Orta and Crimson Dragon). https://www.universalfancon.com/ Also, they've got Steve Blum, Phil LaMarr and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Other guests include Billy Dee Williams, Kristian Nairn, The Triforce Quartet and Orlando Jones. (Disclosure: I might be volunteering for them.)
  6. Twinfools and Novavandorwolf as Otakon 2018 Guests

    --not staff-- First, guest requests go in the sticky. Second, they don't bring plain old panelists to Otakon as guests. However, certain fan panelists, like people on the level of a Charles Dunbar, are listed as featured panelists in the program. This might be an events question. Like I said, I am not staff.
  7. Your first Otakon

    The other day, I was going through a couple boxes of detritus and I found an Otakon 2004 postcard. I don't recall it having any link to my decision to go for a day.
  8. Archived concerts?

    Way back when, I want to say 2008, Otakon had a block of concerts from Otakons gone by on the video schedule. Is that the sort of thing that could ever come back?
  9. Your first Otakon

    I had gotten back from Boy Scouts summer camp the day before and went down for the Sunday in 2004. I'm a local, so it wasn't a huge deal for 15-year-old me. I took a spin through the dealer's room and, I don't know, a panel maybe. It's been so long. But I came back again, and a couple years later, I started going to other cons.
  10. Parking Feedback for 2018

    I did that too. I, uh, also had the benefit of my then-wife's discount, since she worked at Parking Panda. I was at the Embassy Suites, the one past the Starbucks west of the WEWCC. I don't think I had in-and-out privileges. If I did, I certainly didn't care. But what I did have was access to my car, so I could take my stuff over there on the Sunday morning and then go back and enjoy the con. If you or somebody else wants in-and-out privileges just to go somewhere, the Metro and such kinda make that not a big deal for whatever in-and-out privileges would add to your expenses. What I'm saying is check out the details on valet, but you're probably just gonna wanna do the Safeway garage. Just a few block walk.
  11. Membership Renewal

    To elaborate, you have to register every year you go to Otakon, but you can do so using the member login you already have. In fact, staff have said they'd prefer you do that, because it makes their records tidier. It'll be a good few months, however, until badges are actually on sale. Last year, pre-reg opened on 2/17, with AWM sales opening on 5/1. But all sorts of things can happen--the hotel block wasn't supposed to take weeks to open up, but it did.
  12. Northern Entrance

    Yeah, I can't imagine the line control nightmare if that were an entrance, because people aren't just walking in, they're doing bag check and you need space inside for that as well.
  13. 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.
  14. That tweet means nothing we didn't already know. It just means the deal closed.
  15. 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.