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Everything posted by Aresef

  1. https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/27/18157761/jackie-chan-police-story-4k-restoration-trailer-best-action-movie
  2. Aresef

    What are you playing?: 2019 Edition!

    Tetris Effect, Rez Infinite, more Shenmue I/II after I re-conquer the 70 Man Battle. 21st century games have ruined me.
  3. --not staff, but this is easy-- No. With the exception of the trial memberships, all memberships are created equal. You may have something like AWM where you need to pay extra, or the FF concert where you could cough up money for a VIP package, but this is super-rare.
  4. Fantastic! I missed out on his stuff last time around. I hope to make time at the next con.
  5. Aresef

    Mirai & Pokemon The Movie: The Power of Us

    Mirai is also showing at The Charles. I saw a trailer at Anime NYC. I mean, it's Mamoru Hosoda, what else do you need to know? 1:45 screenings are dubbed, later screenings are subbed. Just so you know.
  6. Apparently the thing with the bag checks was a venue requirement. If they had the whole joint, they could do the bag checks at the point of entry instead. Yeah, that was the case with me and the Friday AWM concert, that I wasn't so familiar with the artists, but the "oh they're the singer from that song" aspect was neat, as well as the covers of things like Aquarion and Sorairo Days Peter Tatara personally responded to my complaint email about their interpreters, he said they were made aware and dealt with it in real-time.
  7. I think there are logistical things that need to be smoothed out, but I give ANYC credit for being cognizant of them. The multiple bag checks were apparently a venue thing--if they had the whole Javits Center, they could have done it more like Ota with the one bag check at the point of entry. I think the programming schedule was a little thin, too, and lacking in fan panels. The AWM days, I maybe spent just a few hours at the Javits before going over to the Hammerstein, lining up, what have you. But AWM was phenomenal. I wasn't too familiar with the Friday artists, but quickly it was like "oh, she was the one who did this song" or "oh, they're covering that song." The second night was unreal. I wasn't too high on Morning Musume, they're still not my cup of tea, but I appreciated the artistry. I guessed what the artists I was familiar with would do, and was mostly wrong. Like I thought Kageyama would do Beginnings, the English song off his new album. Nah, when he pulled out his acoustic guitar, it was to do Yume freaking Kounen with Shokotan. The only thing I was able to clock was, the moment he strummed, I knew his next song was going to be The Real Folk Blues, and I drank in the crowd's reaction. There were a lot of adventurous selections. Kage and Dani covering "GO!!" or Dani soloing "We Can" or Kage joining MM for "Love Machine" or Shokotan and Dani doing Pegasus Fantasy or EVERYBODY doing THE HERO!! But to that point, I'm glad that the show was light on JAM selections, just that and Dani soloing Divine Love (which isn't something they typically do live). And Shokotan, oh man, she is one of us. Came out with the penlight and joked she looked like Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.
  8. If they get all the approvals and there are no delays, it wouldn't be running until 2027. And even then, it won't be cost-effective for you and me.
  9. Yo. Gotta get a ticket to the other AWM (the one without Dani/Kage).
  10. https://nichegamer.com/2018/09/19/nobuo-uematsu-confirms-leave-from-work-will-return-once-his-health-improves/
  11. Aresef

    Any other cons...?

    I don't do as many cons as I used to, but the ones I usually go to are MAGFest and Power Morphicon. I'm doing Anime NYC this year for the first time. I used to habitually attend AUSA, staffed it once, but something had to give. I used to do Katsu, too, but there's nothing to do at Katsucon anymore. I've also made trips to Anime Central, Anime Boston, T-Mode (volunteered), Anime Mid-Atlantic and Anime Expo, but those were all ages ago. I'd recommend MAGFest. Aside from the Colossus roar, there's really nothing to complain about. They get some really neat guests, too, like Jun Senoue's Sonic Adventure Music Experience and Saori Kobayashi and Yumiko Takahashi and Yuzo Koshiro. There are also plenty of video game cover acts like Rare Candy.
  12. Aresef

    Otakon 2020 / Tokyo Olympics

    Yeah, I don't know why it was posted here. Anywho, I'm also not staff and don't speak for Otakon. That being said, the weekend of the second full week in August, when Otakon has typically been held in recent years, is not during the Olympics, which run July 24 to Aug 9. However, just because something's typical doesn't mean it can't change. For example, while AX's dates are generally inflexible, Otakon tries not to clash with SDCC for obvious reasons.
  13. Aresef

    How was your hotel?

    I was over at the Embassy Suites. I barely interacted with hotel staff, so I can't reliably say much on that front, but the breakfast and the omelette stand in particular went a long way, and didn't take a very long wait.