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Tachibana last won the day on August 21 2016

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  1. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Oh my God I'd love Wagakki Band!! I'd totally buy a concert ticket for them!
  2. Regarding AA/fan vs original work: As a customer of artist alley tables, I actually tend to overlook those with more of an original presence unless said presence completely covers the table. Half and half just makes me feel inclined to NOT go look, even knowing the rules. So relaxing the rule a bit would be more ideal. Regarding temperatures: It WAS cool, but... as someone who "runs hot" so to speak and gets sweaty incredibly easily, I appreciate that. I understand many are requesting the temperature be turned up, but I'd actually like it better if it be kept cool. After all, you can always put on more clothing if you're cold- you can't take off more if you're hot. And uh, frankly, I don't think many people would want to see me in just shorts anyway, haha.
  3. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Oh my God I can't believe I forgot- Karen Strassman and Kat Steel would be awesome too!!
  4. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Hm... Mecha themed.... This is EXTREMELY pie in the sky but if you guys could get Rinko Kikuchi (of Pacific Rim fame, among other films like Babel and 47 Ronin, as well as a goodly number of Japanese films), I'd LOVE that. Edit: Or Charlie Hunam, Idris Elba, or John Boyega, but they're a bit more of a stretch for the con's overall theme of Asian culture, Kikuchi-san at least has been in a lot of Japanese movies, and in the latter two's case quite a bit more high profile than any guess y'all have gotten before save maybe Uematsu.
  5. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Kind of ironic you call certain dub actors "overrated", yet mention Vic Mignogna as someone you're glad to see. He's perhaps the single most overrated dub actor ever, and every time I see him on a con's guest list I roll my eyes and just shrug, and suppose I'm thankful he'll eat up crowds, "I guess". And "as a con guest"... I mean I'm glad he behaves at Otakon but I've heard so many things from people about how he's treated staff at other cons, among other... things....
  6. I think we'll have to agree to disagree then, because frankly I barely saw any SU or Ladybug stuff myself. And that's okay, I'm not trying to invalidate your experience, you just saw stuff differently from what we did.
  7. Mmm... Not to sound rude, but, are you sure you were looking hard enough then weskai80? Or maybe you just aren't very familiar with a lot of fandoms? There were a bunch of others. Persona, Naruto, Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, SMB, Metroid, Undertale, Touken Ranbu, various Ghibli films, etc. come to mind. There were at least 50 different fandoms, if not more, across the artist alley- I'd wager MUCH MUCH more. In fact I distinctly remember one table having Kubo and the Two String-inspired prints, which was a lovely surprise. Perhaps you meant only four fandoms you're in? If so, I feel you, I was disappointed to find a lack of anything Sengoku Basara related, but, fandom interest wanes and waxes as do artist alley offerings, it can't be helped.
  8. The Good - What Otakon did well SPACE - The move's primary motive, getting us more room, is completely and utterly fulfilled. At times it even felt as if the convention center was underpopulated for such a big con, which is a wonderful feeling. Even at the height of crowding, it was still very possible to make it through everywhere- whereas previously the there were nonstop bottlenecks. Panel choice - Lots of great programming to choose from this year. There were a great many I was sad to miss, and out of the panels I attended, only one was slightly disappointing- the eight others hit it out of the park. You can find further comment on them in the panel feedback topic. Guest list - Such an amazing set of guests, very lovely, talented people! I'm particularly glad you all could get Stephanie again, so happy I got to meet her again after so many years. Food choice - An entire food court devoted to Japanese food, plus another with pizza, grill, and other items, and plenty of burger joints in the show floor halls. I think I needn't say more. General layout - Everything seemed to be in a good place this year to me. However, that others have complained about proximity of video rooms to louder rooms might be an indicator of a need of slight reshuffling. Line handling - I've never been fond of how Otakon had handled lines. This year? I loved it. Staff helpfulness - All Otakon staff and gofers were friendly and helpful. Big kudos to the two gentlemen at the info desk nearest to the Dealer's Room Friday morning immediately after the con opened, so I could solve the mystery of how autograph sessions that ought to have lineup before the AA opened would be lined up. The Bad - What Otakon can fix Food price - Or, rather, drink prices. Incredibly high. For the Japanese offerings or even a burger and chips it makes some sense- restaurant price instead of fast food prices. But... Almost 4 bucks for a soda? 3 for bottled water? Ridiculous. If possible, work with the center to at least lower the drink prices. Lack of communication prior to convention - I had a lot of questions in the week or two prior to the con, and I asked a few. None were answered by staff. As a result, other questions I had, I just didn't ask as I thought they wouldn't be answered. Thankfully everything sorted itself out, and I was able to get answers at-con, but if more staff from more departments could keep eyes on the forum it'd be appreciated. The Ugly - What likely isn't fixable but worth noting General area priciness - Not something I noticed, but, others I talked to mentioned how expensive everything was immediately around the convention center, and that they'd take it into consideration on whether they'd return or not. If there's a way to broker a deal with some local businesses that'd be great, but if not, there might not be much growth in attendance or even shrinkage. Something to keep in mind. Other, Personal Notes Bad luck with cosplay sighting - This is something that is no one's fault, and if it is, it's my own. But there were many times that I saw an amazing cosplay... But I couldn't ask for a picture as I was waiting in line and they were too far away to call over. Oh well.
  9. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I think staff are still winded from this weekend. I know I am. Anyway! Basically, same list as last time, just added one more. Japanese voice acting guests: Natsuko Kuwatani Maaya Sakamoto Norio Wakamoto Japanese live acting guests: AKIRA (she's a really cool musician and her portrayal of Uesugi Kenshin in the Sengoku BASARA stage play series is amazing; even if you can't get her or her band (Disacode) as a musical guest specifically I'd love to just meet her! She seems to be popping up at several American cons lately without her band so I imagine it'd be relatively easy to bring her over) (Official blog; Solo site) Japanese musical guests: Disacode American voiceover guests: Carrie Keranen Sarah Blandy Cindy Robinson
  10. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Got mine today in spite of my snafu earlier! And what a lovely design!
  11. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Ah yeah got the zip code right. Phew. Thanks for telling me.
  12. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Onnnn topic (I hope!) upon checking my badge orders, it appears I made a horrible error in address! In the Badge Mailing Information, I accidentally input "Alexandria, Vi" instead of Alexandria, VA! I've already sent an e-mail to registration asking about it in the hopes of changing it officially, so I do expect an answer from them in the next few days, but for anyone in the know it would still help to know if I should expect to be able to receive my badge or if it'll have to be picked up at con.
  13. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    I imagine if for whatever reason your badge is not received you can pick it up at con. After all we're going to have to sign for them, so if it's returned to sender, Otakorp will know the badge wasn't gotten.
  14. Guest Request: 2015

    Well, Romi-san is incredibly popular. Just a cursory twitter search reveals a LOT of people excited about the announcement and that's just on Twitter. It might be possible to have a normal autograph session as was done with Tomokazu Seki, but I'm almost positive he doesn't have the same "star power". Such things come with voicing Edward Elric I guess haha. Saw someone jokingly suggest no signing of FMA products or paraphernalia, which would cut down the line a lot but really wouldn't be fair to all the FMA fans, so I disagree with the idea, hehe.
  15. Guest Request: 2015

    The only way a lottery system would work is if it was opt in. I'm sure there are people coming to Otakon who've no interest in meeting her, so if they got picked it'd be beyond unfair. And I'm not sure how you'd handle a lottery system properly if it is opt-in. Probably best to do what they did with TMR and Kanno-san. Line up outside at one of the exits, etc. EDIT: Holy double post batman what the heck happened? I sure didn't MEAN to do that.