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Eddie 2

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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. 

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  2. On 8/1/2019 at 9:06 AM, mellow-osity said:

    Yikes. I have run into disputes on a final bill before that I usually hash out at the front desk, but I don't think I've ever been billed an extra night. Did this show up on the statement they gave you at the hotel? Or just what was taken from your bank account? 

    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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. 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
     

  6. Have we heard yet how people who got their badges mailed can get guides + printed schedules on Thursday?

     

    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. 

  7. Some Japanese Baseball Players!

    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

  8. An excellent idea, I remember back in March the Phillies went green. Personally there should be just regular bin shape cans near food stations in the BCC where you drop in your cans, bottles, plastics, etc. Good idea.

  9. Wouldnt the badges reflect off the industry that is coming. I totally would have though death note but since viz didnt come that wouldnt be a badge. I chose Lucky star. I was thinkin FMA but the pic on luckystar won it for me.

    Will always hope for air gear!

  10. I hope more hotels will come out over the next couple weeks. I went to Otakon this year, and I'm from Canada. So when the hotel blocks for next year went up, (which is around 7PM I'm guessing from the timestamp of the posts in this thread), we weren't even home to even be able to book. We were still in transit to go back home to Canada. And alot of the hotels that were up are all gone. Maybe for the future they should delay the opening of the blocks to a week or couple days later. I think it helps Baltimore and Otakon if they were able to accommodate and make it easier for people outside the area that have to fly in and out a better chance at securing a room.
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