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    Anime Convention Concept A Western One?

    Hey guys, so someone I talk to says he might not do Otakon anymore past this year due to him having the opportunity of moving across the country to Washington State, and someone in that group chat we're in on FaceBook said for him to move to Japan to attend anime conventions there to spite us all... Is convention culture as strong in Japan as it is in other countries/continents like North America and Europe? To my knowledge anime is so intertwined into the general pop culture in Japan that having a convention for a general TV show genre for them would be overly exaggerated, don't you guys think? Also to my knowledge the only "convention" like things that happen are Comiket (Comic Market) twice a year, the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, as well as C3AFA Tokyo, which are convention-like events, but to me it doesn't seem to represent what we in the Western world depict as a true anime convention... This is all speculation on my part really since I've never been to Japan in general, but what are your guys' thoughts?
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    Anime Convention Concept A Western One?

    ...Not quite what I meant, but okay.
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    Anime Convention Concept A Western One?

    Yeah... I really can't see legit "Western-style" anime cons popping up in Japan... it seems too meta/too redundant since anime in Japan is basically a regular TV show, and celebrating a TV show seems silly IMO...
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    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    Quiet you. lol
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    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    So they are.... Finally... lmao.
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    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    Yeah I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice that. >_> They be SLACKIN'.
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    Arcades thread the third

    Is it wrong for me to be excited for the upcoming Towson, MD Round 1 opening up when I don't even live in Maryland? lol
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    Scooters in DC?

    I'm 99% sure LIME BIKE is one of the providers... They're popular up here in Boston as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Scooters in DC?

    Awesome info for those not from DC Metro area! Thanks!
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    Most looking forward to thing at Otakon 2019?

    What's everyone looking forward to the most at this proclaimed/considered to be 25th Anniversary / 26th calendar year Otakon? I'm hoping for some anniversary merch, like make a new hat, since my hat I got at the 20th anniversary con back in 2013 is all beat up, since I've been wearing it every day for the past like 6 years.. lol. Some commemorative stuff like mugs or other things would be cool... Anyone else have anything to add?
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    Scooters in DC?

    I've only used scooters and bikes from the company LIME, and it's awesome and affordable.
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    Most looking forward to thing at Otakon 2019?

    Oh if things go as I plan we'll meet up... Bwahahahahaha
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    Anime Central (ACen) 2019 Roll Call!

    Who here is attending Anime Central 2019 (ACen) with me this year in the lovely Chicagoland area (Rosemont, IL) ? If you are do this: Name: Cosplay you'll be wearing: Day arriving: I'll start it off. Name: Gaspar / Shiggitay Cosplay you'll be wearing: I'll be alternating between my Senbonzakura Miku GB and my Street Pop Miku GB throughout the weekend... There's no way I can have something new in 2 weeks' time... Day arriving: Thursday, but at like 4pm due to travel from Baltimore via road trip with friends. Yay for the upcoming ~15h ride... We should meet up. My schedule of events (panels etc.) is pretty light this year, so we should be able to hang out!
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    Anime Central (ACen) 2019 Roll Call!

    w00t I knew you were going, but I was wondering who else would surprise me. We gots to meet up for lunch one day or something! You game?
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    2019 Hotel Incidentals Reminder

    Thanks for that input! I'm glad someone actually read and took to heart my advice. EDIT: w00t for my 1,000th post!
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    2019 Hotel Incidentals Reminder

    Hey all! So I was reading through the "How was your hotel?" thread from last year and I saw some people surprised at the fact that at check-in they want $150-200 more than the actual reservation and if you can't successfully get that held on your debit/credit card you cannot check in... This is due to incidental insurance, so if you screw anything up in the room besides normal wear and tear for that weekend, the repairs are covered. The $150-200 usually consists of around $50 per night you have booked for your stay. If you booked the room for yourself only, then I can understand the frustration of not realizing that they need that incidental insurance/not realizing you had to budget for that. Please be aware that such a charge is only a HOLD, and will be released/refunded if nothing warrants that kind of repair in your room. So, I intend this thread to serve as a reminder for everyone to have you / your group budget an additional $200 or so for the incidentals, even if the booking site you're using doesn't mention it, even though they should, but if you're an experienced con-goer/hotel booker you should expect/remember and budget for it.... Thanks for reading, Shiggitay
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    Japanese Musical Guest Guessing Contest?

    Will there be the [what I consider to be] traditional Japanese Musical Guest Guessing Contest this year? Previous years it's been a blast trying to guess who's gonna headline the concerts, and I hope this year is no different just because we've settled into DC, slowly closing in on Year 3 this year.
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    The 2019 Otakon Goer Roll-Call Thread

    I'll say F off... lol jk
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    The 2019 Otakon Goer Roll-Call Thread

    PREFERRED NAME: GasparHOMETOWN: Boston, MA# OF OTAKONS ATTENDED´╗┐: with 2019 included it'll be 11The BONUS ? for 2019: Since 2016 I've been cosplaying a Genderbent Senbonzakura Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid (original female version is my avatar), but starting in 2018 with Anime Boston I've also added a semi-genderbent Street Pop Hatsune Miku (an obscure outfit/module from the Hatsune Miku Project Diva F2nd song "Kagerou Days" or "Heat Haze Days"). I say "semi" because in the PV of the song Miku is technically dressed as guy, but I'll leave that up to your imagination to determine. My SenBon Miku has been misidentified as a "Kawaii M Bison" from Street Fighter, and as hilariously wrong as that is I take that in stride. No one has guessed or even cared about my Street Pop Miku though.... I hereby challenge the Otakon population to guess it correctly, but if you don't, that's okay. Cosplaying obscure versions of characters / obscure characters altogether is also part of the fun.
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    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    All I did was answer the person's request with the fact that it won't happen, but yeah. I digress.
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    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    THANK YOU. That's exactly how I feel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    Why are you assuming that person is a troll? I simply informed them that it wouldn't work... No need to get the mods in here for that reason...
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    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    I shouldn't go into it here, but Vic is no longer welcome to anime cons due to certain things he's allegedly done. He won't be coming to Otakon.
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    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    I sensed they don't post often... but I was just sayin.. you're right anyway.
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    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    Not gonna happen.
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