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  1. I have never received a confirmation message, even though I was registered by someone else. I have used the same confirmation email account for a very long time. Is there any way to have it sent again?
  2. I went to the Smithsonian, and had to be wanded by the guards, because I did not take my flashlight out of my pocket. I forgot it was even there, but then they almost confiscated it. They took my metal pen, though. I don't want the hassle of emptying my pockets every time I go in and out of the building. Metal detectors will make things much worse for traffic getting into the convention center. If you buy a metal die from one of the gaming vendors in the Dealer's Hall, it will set off a detector. The bag check, as it was this year, is fine with me.
  3. I think that the reason it was cold in the convention center is that most conventions are for business people. They usually wear suits, or long pants at a minimum. Most of the Otakon crowd is in shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops, and that combination does not hold a lot of heat. The video rooms were not packed to capacity for long periods, so there was never a chance for the quantity of bodies to heat up the room. I put my hat on at least one time, because I was starting to get too cold, and never took off my long-sleeved sun shirt. After the anime ended, I just went outside for a while to warm up. The cosplayers with the full outfits were probably happy it was not overly warm in the convention center.
  4. In the convention center there were some vending machines in a central lounge area, and a few tucked in the corners, that appeared to contain soda.
  5. Clutch

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    The USPS is one of the slowest delivery places to update their data. I honestly think they scan for a whole day, upload the batch at the end. From my experience, it is not uncommon for updates to take forever. They lost a package for me once. I called the vendor and USPS to say I never received it. The vendor sent me a new one. After it arrived, the Post Office called to say they found the original packaged and were sending it to me. I had to get them to list it as "refused shipment" to get the first package back to the vendor. That package had been to more states that I have.
  6. Clutch

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    To put things in perspective: July 24 - July 26, 2015 Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, Maryland, USA Today's date: 07/08/2015
  7. Clutch

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Not a great advertisement for Taptalk. Whe keeps in touch with their costumes? Sent from my eggbeater.
  8. Clutch

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    If I don't get my badge the night before I leave for Baltimore, then I will be worried. It is still over two weeks away, so there is no stress at all.
  9. Someone I know has complained a few times about videos in the "Drama" category going for laughs. They feel that the one with the laughs over-shadows the ones that went for straight drama, and usually wins the category. Side story: I forget which Otakon it was, but there was a video made with clips from Grave of the Fireflies to the song Love Will Keep Us Alive by the Eagles. Needless to say, when the video was over, there was nary a dry eye in the house, because it was so sad.(extremely well made too) Then out of the stunned slience someone yells "THE NEXT VIDEO BETTER BE F&CKING HILARIOUS!" and the whole place erupted in laughter. Don't think I will ever forget that one.
  10. Well, to be fair I did have a couple of gadgets he probably didn't, like a teaspoon and an open mind.

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