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  1. Well as I was about to call the hotel again to get some type of update or just to follow up, I checked my e-mail and didn't receive anything other than a billing statement with the extra wrong charge. I decide to also check my online billing statement to see if anything was posted, and today on Monday, I got my refund!!! Super glad I finally got my refund! Not sure if the hotel did it directly or if it was from calling corporate, but nonetheless this issue has been settled.
  2. No, it wasn't on the bill the front desk gave me when I checked out. It was a totally separate charge the day after I left. The amount equals a extra night. I'll need to call on Monday to get an update on my case, since I haven't received any e-mail updates the representative told me I would get following our conversation on the phone. The whole situation is pretty frustrating.
  3. Anyone that stayed at the Renaissance DC, make sure to check your billing statement!! Just checked my online account and I was charged for an extra night. Tried calling the hotel and literally the phone rang off the hook for 10 minutes before someone answered. Really didn't get any help afterwards as their billing department left an hour early and there was no manager on call. I eventually called corporate and they told me I was charged double on my last night. They put a dispute in for me, but told me it will take 5-10 business days to pass the verification of the controller process. Has this happen to anyone else? I know last year there were many issues with the Marriott. Oddly enough the Marriott owns the Renaissance as well.
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    Otakon 2019: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Overall had a blast at Otakon 2019! I must say this year everything ran extremely smooth, and the weekend was a lot of fun. Good: - Autographs ran amazing. This was probably the most organized I've ever seen autographs. The communication was crystal clear from staff and everything was labeled perfectly. Well done Otakon! Truly an incredible job well done. - Video Gaming Room. The selection of the games was off the charts and all the different arcade games especially the Gundam pods and Initial D were a lot of fun. Please bring them back next year as well. - The AC. For real the air conditioning inside the Walter E convention center is one of man's greatest triumphs over nature. Instantly cool down from being outside. - Line management. The lines overall this year moved very quickly. Dealer's Room, some panels I went into, autograph lines, etc. All the lines I was in over the course of the weekend was pretty quick. Bad: - I believe several rooms on our hotel floor were having a huge smoke out. Literally walking down the hallway to my room, it just reeked of bad weed. I don't care if people want to smoke up, but have common sense and either do it outside or with proper ventilation. I think even the hotel staff noticed because smoking fines papers were placed near the elevators by mid day Friday. - Campers in the Video Gaming Room. This seems to be an issue every year and overall it's gotten A LOT better, but still there is always a handful of people who will not give up their seat or let someone else take their spot unless called out by multiple people. It's not even Otakon's fault, it's the membership's fault and people not having respect. I noticed it a few times over the weekend, but for the most part it wasn't a major issue, just something I wanted to point out. Ugly: - I'm glad someone else mentioned it in this thread, but I also noticed several roaches inside the convention center. And these weren't little ones, there were huge suckers. No freakin idea how they got there, but I saw a few in the Dealer's Room, the second level hallways by all the panel rooms, and several in the huge hallway that connects the Dealer's Room/Artist Alley. Can't say I've ever seen roaches inside a convention center, but they were there, and it was freakin gross. And I understand it's totally not Otakon's fault. Just something I want to bring up to staff's attention because the people who own the Walter E center need to do a better job cleaning that place up.
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    Let's See Some Swag!

    I did a video on my Youtube channel of the items I picked up in the Dealer's Room and also the autographs I got over the weekend!
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    Otakon 2020 Guest Request Thread

    The yearly tradition will continue with requesting - Yoshiyuki Tomino! I know one of these years we might finally get him, or at least I can dream. Other Requests: - Shūichi Ikeda - Fumihiko Takayama - David Hayter - Steve Blum
  7. Also want to request Hideo Kojima! I know it will happen one of these years! And for dub guests one that I'll throw out there is Maile Flanagan.
  8. I'll continue my annual tradition and request...Yoshiyuki Tomino! I know one of these years we might eventually get him!
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    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Also my badge came in this week. No issues and everything came in fine. Only problem was the lanyard was very difficult to attach to the badge, since the cutout on the badge was so small. Thank you Otakon staff for all your hard work and thank you for giving us the mailing option!!
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    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    I was wondering this myself. I collect the program book, Otakon bag, and schedule from every Otakon I've attended. It's a nice keepsake. I'm assuming we probably have to go to the Help Desk over the weekend to actually get one.
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    Guest Request: 2015

    I requested Masanori Murakami last year. In case you aren't familiar with him, he was the first Japanese player ever to play in the MLB. He played for the Giants back in 1964 and 1965, but had to be send back to Japan due to contract obligations. He's a guest that would be extremely interesting to bring to Otakon. I would be extremely thrilled if he was brought over. He has recently traveled in the States as he was honored by the SF Giants for the 50th anniversary of his debut in the Majors. Also the Orioles play right next door, so something maybe could be worked out there. He is a video of him throwing out the first pitch back in May. He's still got it. http://m.mlb.com/video/v32905081/miasf-first-japanese-player-murakamis-first-pitch/?c_id=mlb