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Fadamor last won the day on August 23 2017

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  1. If you meant the printed guide book, then it would quickly become obsolete because the printed book goes off to the printers weeks before Otakon and changes occur daily right up to and including Otakon. If you meant the Guidebook app, then the information you requested is already there. The biggest problem I see with putting "18+" stickers on the badge is that all someone has to do is borrow an adult's badge for the night. By only putting wristbands on those whose ID has been visually verified, OtaKorp can state they have done everything in their power to prevent underage access to adult-themed panels/media without creating a burdensome ID check line at the entrance to every panel/venue.
  2. I was sitting about twenty feet from the street (indoors, thankfully) and the cars stopped at a light only appeared as grey shapes in the downpour. That's a lot of water to be distorting the view that much.
  3. Even OtaKorp uses estimated turnstile numbers in their statistics: https://www.otakon.com/info/about/stats/
  4. On Sunday when getting added to Daikaya's waiting list, I asked the host if this weekend had been busier than usual and he immediately answered, "Oh yeah. Because of Otakon."
  5. I was a gofer manning the entrance to the autograph lines one year when fans started forming pre-lines for one particular guest's autograph session that was scheduled to begin in a couple of hours... yes, "lines" PLURAL. I then got to witness members of both lines arguing which of them was the "real" pre-line to the point that it escalated into shouting and we had to bring a staff member to the entrance. So I'd like to modify your statement a bit to state that, "If someone really wants an autograph, they will do anything in their power short of murder to make sure they get it." (and considering some of the people doing the arguing, I'm not sure murder was completely off the table)
  6. I commented elsewhere in the forums on finally being able to eat at the Daikaya ramen shop on Sunday. I had actually tried to do so on Saturday, but the waiting line spilled outside onto the sidewalk for dinnertime. Ditto for all the other ramen/Japanese restaurants that afternoon. I think this was less a matter of Events DC not being ready for us as it was the physical limitations of the eateries. I ended up eating at the Hooters down the street from the convention center and was finishing up my sandwich there when the "downpour of biblical proportions" started.
  7. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Currently the edit window is ~5 minutes, then it gets locked. Matt is looking at whether there is interest in extending the edit window. https://board.otakon.com/index.php?showtopic=26779
  8. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    It sounds to me like the address of your friend that you had the badge mailed to is incorrect. Checking that the address is correct isn't going to help much if YOU have the address incorrectly recorded.
  9. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    It's a highly protected secret. Thursday is probably not possible, but for Friday... the sheet of paper that came with your badge explains how to pick up your swag bag. To wit:
  10. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    I see. Our letter carrier spends many days stopped at our mailboxes and chatting on his cell rather than delivering mail, so... I could see him playing free and easy with the rules.
  11. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Hmm... received my tracking number yesterday and tracking indicated that it would be delivered today. Problem was that there would be no one home today to sign for it so I expected to go pick it up from the Post Office on Monday. When I got home this evening, the badge was waiting for me in my mailbox. Perhaps they are allowed to leave "signature required" items in mailboxes that require a key to access and not need a signature? My mailbox needs a key to get into.
  12. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    It's the 10th. No badge. No tracking number. Let's just call this whole "tracking number" experiment a huge failure. Why bother when people aren't even given the tracking number until AFTER they've received the badge? Are we now to assume that if we get a tracking number but haven't received the badge yet, that something horribly wrong has happened to the badge? The holiday was six business days ago for the USPS AND the company Otakorp paid to get the badges out. Sorry, I can't accept that the USPS would still be in "holiday mode" a week later. I think we can all agree the load on the USPS for the 4th of July doesn't hold a candle to the load they experience over the end-of-year holidays. Apples - Oranges.
  13. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Well, if they used any sort of standard database format for the membership database, once they had a text file with the member ID/tracking number pairs, it WOULD be like magic because all they would need to do is add the tracking number field to the database, then perform a merge based on the member ID. Most computers these days can perform an 8,000 record merge in about 5 -10 minutes. The hardest part of all that would be updating the member web page to show the tracking info.
  14. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    The registration write-up says they EXPECT to have the badges arrive at our doors with 2 to 3 weeks remaining. Three weeks remaining has come and gone and two weeks remaining will be this Friday. Because they said "expect" and not "guarantee", they can let the self-imposed deadline expire without having technically "lied". There's an integrity issue here, though. Unlike the network issues last year - which happened suddenly, this mailing process has been an on-going "thing" for months now. Anywhere along the process there could have been a snag that delayed the mailing date. An honorable organization would have notified their stakeholders of the delay once it became apparent that the delay could not be made up later in the process. Otakorp's attitude seems to be "Meh, they still have two weeks after the deadline expires" and one staff member even expressed it recently as "oodles of time". THIS IS TRUE, but it's not what has been presented to the stakeholders. Sometime last week a notice should have gone out that badges would not be arriving with three weeks remaining. Keeping your stakeholders in the dark about changes to the plan is NOT a smart way to promote repeat business.
  15. I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    I'm alright with a delay, but letting us know about the delay would be the honorable thing to do. When they say the badges will be at your house by July 10 and it's July 5 with no word on things actually going out their door, you have to start wondering. If it gets mailed on Monday then the badges should still arrive on time, but if Monday comes and goes...