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Posts posted by Clutch

    • I agree that this virus will whip around in some form again as the weather gets cooler.
    • With respect to a virtual convention, it would seem like a complete waste for me. I don't want to sit there for 8+ hours staring at my 13 inch laptop screen with headphones, and the choices of content would be much more limited. Personally, I watch the new sub-titled anime at Otakon. The licensing contracts for broadcasting things would be a legal nightmare. Alabaster has mentioned before that level of licensing is one of the reasons they can't simulcast content at the convention.
    • Can you imagine the Dealer's Hall, and its associated line, in a COVID-19 world? The chances that the convention would still be held don't seem very high. If it was postponed to later in the year all of us would have to fight for hotel spaces again.
    • The animation and computer simulation industries are the only ones that can continue to produce content right now. Voice actors can still do their jobs with the right equipment. Movie and Television production has shut down, so the Fall TV season will be bleak.
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  1. I did not get to see the New Anime for Old Fans panel. I showed up 20 minutes before the panel and kept waiting for the previous panel to let out. Apparently, the people were in the room for that panel, and there was no space for anyone. A bunch of us were waiting outside to get in, and I gave up eventually. Hold it in a much bigger room next time.

  2. 13 hours ago, Scintilla said:

    ... and apparently we have NO print schedule in the con bags this year.

    I hope they have some way to track how many people download the printable PDF schedule they linked us to in that e-mail, and I hope it's a very high number.

    I rely on those printed schedules, because Guidebook is not available for my phone. Sad to hear.

  3. 21 minutes ago, ramenman64 said:

    So I talked to someone and now I'm having a new problem. I need to prove that USPS lost my badge, which is difficult since the tracking thing says it got delivered. Even though it didn't and I can't reach anyone at USPS. And if I don't get in contact with someone at USPS, I have to buy a new badge at full price. 

    Go to your local Post Office and ask them about it. You may need to speak with the Delivery Supervisor. The local Post Office gave me the phone number for the Supervisor when I asked about stopping mail for the previous resident coming to my mailbox. Good luck! :)

  4. mine has not moved in 24 hours :/


    July 9, 2015 , 11:04 pm

    Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

    WARRENDALE, PA 15086  <--- last scan ohmy.png


    that's 1,5 12 miles ohmy.png


    Should it not have been scanned SOME place by now???



    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. dry.png

  5. ^I highly agree to that!! Seems to me they didn't think this all through despite the 3 months they had to get their stuff all together thus making sure everything would go as planned. They need better communication with their costumers.

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    Yeah I agree. It would make sense for them to post it saying that it would be updated rather than having people try to spill the word for them. It's their job to keep in touch with their costumes on these matters...but yeah I agree

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    Not a great advertisement for Taptalk. Whe keeps in touch with their costumes? blink.png


    Sent from my eggbeater.

  6. 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.

  7. Video Girl Ai

    Space Pirate Captain Harlock

    Irresponsible Captain Tyler


    All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku

    Record of Lodoss War

    Sailor Moon

    Neon Genesis Evangelion



    Grave of the Fireflies


    Dragon Ball Z

    Serial Experiments Lain

    Ah My Goddess

    Tenchi Muyo

    Ouran Host Club

    Project Ako


    X 1999

    Vampire Princess Miyu

    Devil Hunter Yohko

    Silent M

  8. It's actually something we adjust, slightly, each year. There is a practical limit to how much clearance they can provide in the smaller video rooms.

    Sadly, we can't do stadium seating, and if you're a short person, you're kinda screwed. Not much we can do about it, but if it's any consolation, I'm 6'5 and I will NOT be sitting in front of you. :P

  9. Credit card for the hotel. Cash for the rest, unless their is some high dollar item that would need the credit card again. Debit cards have a "feature" where the vendor takes extra money out of the account for a few days until the transaction goes through, and then credits it back. I heard that on the news the other day.

  10. I have mentioned this for several years, but now is a good time since the schedule is posted. It appears, from the schedule, that sub-titled shows are going to be mixed in rooms with dubbed shows. I had hoped my sub-only and dub-only rooms idea would have been used, but for whatever reason it couldn't be implemented. Please make sure that the video images are as close to the top of the screen as possible. The black letter-box bars at the top can be moved off screen to bring the sub-titles up higher. Otherwise we get the yearly head swaying from people trying to read them. One taller person sits up front and everyone behind them starts moving their head left and right to try and read anything. It gets mentioned after the previous year's con, but gets forgotten in the scramble before the next one. Thank you for your time, and see you at the Otakon 2008.

  11. I had never really heard of anime back in 1993. However, I had to stay home from work for a few days from the "Storm of the Century" when the governor closed the highways. With nothing to do, I asked my brother to borrow those Ranma 1/2 VCR tapes he had. I was hooked. Either searching through USENET, or looking at Protoculture Addicts, I stumbled upon a reference to Otakon. Drove up to State College in 1994 to the Days Inn, and have gone ever since. I still have my 1994 con shirt around somewhere, but am not sure that the program guide survived.

  12. I remember walking around the area the day before it happened. I was commenting to the person with me that there was a horrible chemical smell coming out of the sewers. The next day all the streets were shut down and to get to Harbor Place, you had to go up and over, then back down a few blocks. Odd seeing no traffic on that 5 lane road. Never heard the explosion.

  13. Someone on here mentioned having their Jeep broken into a few years back in one of the public parking garages. I would offer these 2 comments from http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/travelt...tips/index.html

    PHILADELPHIA Take your GPS device with you when you park in tourist areas, such as around the Liberty Bell. Lieutenant Frank Vanore says thefts of the gadgets from cars rose dramatically in the first four months of 2008 compared to the same period last year. Don't leave even a trace of a GPS unit in your car --such as a stray cord coming out of the glove compartment or the imprint of a suction cup on the windshield. "Take a couple of minutes and completely wipe down the window," says Vanore.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. Police launched a campaign this year to remind people to lock their car doors at gas stations -- thefts of items from unattended cars at stations went up nearly fivefold from 2006 to 2007. There has also been a steep rise in robberies of iPods and cell phones on the Metro, with criminals simply snatching the devices out of the hands of distracted passengers. Police advise riders to consider not using the white Apple earphones, because the color is a dead giveaway for iPods. "The last thing you want to do is make it easy for the bad guys," says Officer Josue Aldiva.

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