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GasparAKAShiggitay last won the day on January 29

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About GasparAKAShiggitay

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  • Birthday 01/19/1984

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  1. Holy crap.. I just had a mini heart attack, knowing that it'd be live a week from today... and not today. >_>
  2. Yeah all major cons are making exceptions to their "no refund" policies for this year. I've yet to prereg for AnimeNYC 2020, but I will soon.. I wanna give it time to see how things unfold.
  3. Yeah it was being held at the Javits where NYCC and ANYC happen... I'm just hoping that by some MIRACLE AnimeNYC still happens... If it's not cancelled by like September I'm preregging and going even if I have to wear a mask the entire con (of which I hope won't be the case by then). Daniel are you going to ANYC? We could meet up and get lunch or something.
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  5. Oooof that must have been brutal...
  6. Yeah it's all moot in terms of Otakon since it was cancelled today.
  7. Aresef hits the nail on the head here. Different conventions/conferences have different budgets/needs to run their events. AwesomeCon might be able to come up with "replacement" vendors etc where as Otakon may not. I'd also like to echo the points surrounding hotel availability, and peoples' travel plans. Where ever I've worked so far I was able to get time off for the 4-5 days that I need for cons, including travel, so I've been lucky, but other companies might not be able to do that, especially if the employee asks for the same amount of days off TWICE, even if it's months apart. Lastly, I'd also like echo the postpone planning aspect. Anime Central, when laying out their statement for what their options besides cancellation were said that sure they could have rescheduled ACen for November or December, but even if they could pull that off it'd make it super stressful and near impossible to plan properly for ACen 2021. Totally irresponsible to even attempt, so them just full on cancelling (with also their main hotel partner the Hyatt Regency O'Hare opting out) was the right thing to so, breaking many a heart that had wanted to attend. Anime Boston did the same thing, and I was depressed as all hell that weekend, because it's home con and it's my cheapest one as well. Anyway, with all that said, if Otakon can't happen this year as scheduled due to COVID-19 (or whatever other reason) I think we should just leave it at that. I understand many of us have attended for many years, some in the double digits like myself, but I think our health is better and more important that our geeky/nerdy urges to be in heaven for a weekend, as much as it pains me to say it.
  8. Re: #5: conceptually it's cool and it could work, but it's just not the same to have a "virtual" con. I love cons so much as I do because it's cool to congregate with people of similar interests and just hang out. Anime Boston goers proposed the same idea for AB when/as it was canned, but I was too depressed that weekend to event try it.
  9. All valid points.. For me I have Miku Expo on September 17th up here in Boston, but in November I want to attend AnimeNYC in the fall, of which when I hope it's totally cleared up. I guess we'll have to see what Otakorp decides...
  10. I guess we'll wait and see what Otakorp says and decides... we still have a little over 3 months to go. Things can change drastically (yes either way) by then. I'm not giving up hope just yet.
  11. Yeah that sucks for those that wanted to go... I didn't want to, but it still sucks.
  12. E3 (Electronics Entertainment Expo) was cancelled and that's in June....
  13. Yup. So many butthurt people on FaceBook when the announcement dropped.. Good lord.
  14. Yup.. I saw it going down. People got so butthurt.. it was ridiculous.
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