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  1. I hope y I hope you are writing this while in Denver, because she's at Nandesukan right now...
  2. It's doubtful anyone I request would make it to Otakon. I don't recall if it has happened in the case where the guest I listed showed up in the same year (but has in the future...which is why I guess I still do this?). But I get you. It's just that it's not our place to say if they can or cannot go oversea from something like childbirth, after a year. We should request anyway, and we'll see what happens, since the point of this exercise is to compile a list of names for Otakon guest relations for their use. It's not a magic genie of guest summoning lol. On a related note, Hasegawa Akiko gave birth in early 2015 but was already attending a con in Toronto a year later, and when I found out about it I was a little surprised. But you never know how each individual can deal with childbirth and stuff like that.
  3. Just going to start to list some guest ideas... Music: Horipro seiyuu musicians please--Tadokoro Azusa, Yamazaki Erii, Machico, any of them would be a good fit I think. Nishizawa Shiena - Saw her at Otakuthon the other day. I think her music has appeal across the board, even if it's a little bare without a backing band. Zaq - All-rounded musician, plays, sings, writes. Knows her stuff and pretty fun on stage too. Trysail - They are a practiced seiyuu unit now, and their music is a lot of fun, both the sound and the look. Angela - Time to bring this dynamic duo back to DC! Will we get a Trump joke... KOTOKO - Still great. JAM Project - I kinda miss them I was gonna say bring WUG to Otakon but this is what happens when you don't...they disband... Would second Fripside, Mia Regina, fhana (great band pls tour USA), Ogurai Yui, Oldcodex, Tamura Yukari, Earphones.. I'm not huge on the new wave seiyuu idol stuff, but oddly Otakon is like the one con that could drive Onsen Musume's main mission, which is to get people to know about actual Japanese hot springs. Some composers are great musicians. Someone mentioned Hirasawa but can we have Sawano/nZk stuff too? How about Lantis's Inoue? More as a production guest? LOL. AWM panel. Seiyuu: Fujii Yukiyo - Lots of decent high profile roles but overall a great personality (aoni) Ozora Naomi - Funny personality and speaks some english. Mostly recently in as Chio in Chio's School Road. Akabane Kenji - IDOLM@STER connection, but also in a lot of silly anime I watched. Asano Masumi - In a ton of 00s shows, from Little snow Fairy Sugar to Hayate. Earphones creator. Sawashiro Miyuki - She has lots of fans here, maybe it's time for her to meet them. Tsuda Minami - I love her voice lol. M.A.O - Same Yamazaki Haruka - Recently solo debut as a musician but more interesting as voice actress. Nakamura Eriko - Idolm@ster spokeswoman? Ueda Reina - Adorable personality but voices a lot of interesting characters in recent years. Also solo music artist. Takahashi Rie - Member of Earphones, but also just top class young person (Mash from FGO) Shitaya Noriko - Most notable for her Sakura role in Fate (hey it's Heaven's Feel year) but an accomplished seiyuu from last decade. Takayama Minami - Legend Okubo Rumi - Another fun character who is in Fate. Also YRYR. Tanaka Minami - Another voice actress that is into/in FGO, but also all around good actress. Would also second Hikasa Yoko, Hirada Hitomi, Matsuoka, Hidaka Noriko (or any of the Sailor Moon JP Seiyuu), Imai Asami, Takeuchi Junko, Satsuki Yukino, Nakamura Yuichi, Uchiyama Kouki, Kugimiya...and more. I'll work through the rest of my list later...more seiyuu and more the rest...
  4. Earphones is great. Please bring them over. Even as seiyuu themselves, all three are having varying degree of success as individuals, so that would be a really powerful get. Kawamori has been to Otakon a couple times now, but yeah.I agree, Otakon should try to bring the other musicians associated with Macross, like May'n and Sakamoto Maaya. You already got Kanno, Fire Bomber, and Minmay before... Wow, I'm just surprised they have a fan here. 八(^□^*) Ever visit Animazement?
  5. rotinoma

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Is there an anisong type guest this year at otakon?
  6. rotinoma

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Yeah, I think these shows do fit Otakon's mission. But so do cosplayers, dub voice actors, anime youtubers, web comic artists, etc etc... The main complaint is that this particular act is very accessible as they have toured America for over 10 years now? It's not something fans of Otakon has come to expect it to bring, because they've played at basically most of the major cons in the Northeast. Hardcore fans likely have already seen them multiple times in the States already. And it's taking up limited "slots" that Otakon has. Of course until that AWM announcement or whatever this is going to get complaints.
  7. rotinoma

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I have to echo some of the sentiment of seeing the two FF shows being announced. I love orchestral concerts, especially for anime. I'm fine with games too. And the Final Fantasy team do a good job. But the shows by Roth and Nobu are sooooo played out across the US that I've given up chances to see them even when they're playing in the local area, just because I've already seen them a handful of times in these parts of America. Like, compared to Fanime getting Hisaishi, this is like extremely second fiddle... It's not a good look for an anime con that is supposedly big on its music guest, and one of the biggest cons in America.
  8. rotinoma

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    It would only be natural if Otakon hosted Anisong World Matsuri again in 2018, right??? If anything that's my biggest request next year. Music guests: Trysail - They're finally practiced enough to be impressive Fripside - Sats is cool fhana - Still probably the best anisong band active today Tadokoro Azusa - Seiyuu and rock and she's adorably dorky IDOLM@STER - Any is good: 765Pro, SideM, Cinderella, Million... Wake Up,Girls! - They're great performers and occupies the space between anime and idol the best Mizuki Nana - Why not? LOL KOTOKO - Still great after all these years, she puts on one heck of a show Sawano Hiroyuki & his band/SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] - Because I still don't know what lyrics his songs are on about. Sphere - Why not... nano.RIPE - Want to see them again...to ask Sasaki Jun some nerdy questions... Production & artists: bkub - Time to give this comic artist the star treatment. A Japanese anime sound director. Maybe Takadera Takeshi since he's been to Canadian cons? Aketagawa Jin? Just would like more representation here. Voice acting: Ueda Reina Asumi Kana Takahashi Rieri Akasaki Chinatsu Igarashi Hiromi Matsuzaki Rie Ohtsuka Akio Numakura Manami Suwa Ayaka Mizuhashi Kaori Lynn Saki Fujita Uesaka Sumire Komagata Yuri Sawashiro Miyuki Mikami Shiroi Minami Tsuda Kouda Mariko Asano Masumi Koyama Rikiya this list probably can go on forever, maybe I'll have another post later... But, AWM Otakon 2018 please, because only so many anime cons in the world can host one!!
  9. Good I like the new facilities, the new location, the new hotels. For most things they were outright upgrades over Inner Harbor and definitely overall. There's now more spaces for everyone, yay. Dunno the attendance number so can't compare apple to apple, but the few chokepoints in the con I walked past weren't that bad even during Saturday peak hours Anisong World Matsuri - Good to have this in the east coast finally The ballroom acoustics were actually not terrible, was kind of afraid of this. Security check was for the most part fast and painless Bad Leaks in the AA and Exhibit Hall... Parking WEWCC is a little confusing for first timers to get around in. I suspect everyone coming back next year to be experts? LOL. Friday morning line control...was kind of bad I guess. There weren't people clearing out chokepoints at the con, so at times they were clogged with people loitering or taking photos. I wish there were more vending machines at the con center. Ugly New con means nobody knows what they're doing? I don't know but when I was in reg line on Friday I saw a bunch of people asking questions, more so than I expected. That's fair given this is all new to everyone. But it slowed down the staffers who were otherwise tasked with things they were doing. I hope next year things will run more smoothly if just for this factor being less so next year. Hindsight and all, but additional staff/gofers for this year would have helped. Saturday night downpour guh
  10. rotinoma

    Guest Request: 2015

    If these guys are who I think they are, I think a certain promotional company has already "leaked" it at ACen. Might want to check.
  11. rotinoma

    Guest Request: 2015

    How goes with Sunday music guest and seiyuu #3?
  12. rotinoma

    Guest Request: 2015

    It's an image thing. Pretty much the standard way these things work (and it applies to all JP guests...and non-JP guests too!) is that the guests are not the one who is suppose to say no, it's their escort that play bad cops. In reality the guest might not even want to draw or sign something, but they will always appear a certain way in front of fans during events and be welcoming. And truth is the guest might be okay doing one or two sketches but at a con when you do that, you're going to get a line of dozens of people. The buck has to stop somewhere. If you want sketches at a con, the best people are veteran animators. Matsubara is an example of someone who can draw really well really fast, and is not going to fuss over the details like someone who doesn't have that background, because of the nature of his work experience. That said there still needs to be a proper environment and setting when it is appropriate to ask for sketches, and that is more the logistics problem Jim alluded to. Or the contractual issues. I think when Aniplex brings over a guest they have their own rules and requirements, so you'll have to directly ask them about things like this.
  13. rotinoma

    Guest Request: 2015

    Do Otakon Vegas get a tease for guests?
  14. rotinoma

    Guest Request: 2015

    Some more guests for thought: The girls of TRYangle Harmony (or more aptly put, the next generation of Music Ray'n talents): Shiina Natsukawa Momo Asakura Sora Amamiya Wake Up, Girls - the anime/seiyuu idol group Miyu Takagi Nanami Yamashita Kaya Okuno Mayu Yoshioka Minami tanaka Yoshino Aoyama Airi Eino All 10 of these people could be individual guests too as they work as voice actresses independently of the other members of the group.
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    Guest Request: 2015

    2014 has shaped out to be a great year for my guest request list. Thank you...you know who you are (because I don't)...that made it possible. And of course, Otakon GR among them. Production: Asako Nishida Akio Watanabe/Poyoyon Rock Junji Nishimura Kenji Nakamura Junichi Sato Akiyuki Simbo Musical artists/composers KOTOKO Maaya Sakamoto - for a con that chases Kanno Yoko all the time...why not also her? Lia Hyadain Nagi Yanagi LiSA Nana Mizuki Hiroyuki Sawano ChouCho Seiyuu: Yoko Hikasa Satomi Satou Ayana Taketatsu Yukari Tamura - I give up; if I wanted to see her perform I should just pony up for a flight. Otakon can prove me wrong but I don't think the con can do it justice. That said she could make a great production guest. Houko Kuwashima Saki Fujita Marina Inoue Kanae Itou Kana Asumi Rie Kugimiya Kana Hanazawa Aki Toyosaki Minako Kotobuki Haruka Tomatsu Ayahi Takagaki Yui Ogura Kaori Ishihara Yumi Hara Manami Numakura Akiko Hasegawa Asami Shimoda Tomokazu Sugita Norio Wakamoto Naomi Wakabayashi Emiri Kato Kaori Mizuhashi Ryou Hirohashi Mai Nakahara Ai Kayano