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  1. Number of attendees?

    If they can increase the number of dealer booths purchased for next year, then I wonder if they can hold the purchase price steady or (dare I say) discount it a little? Lowering the per-booth cost would bump up the number of interested dealers at least by a little I would think. I understand there's still the cost of transporting the goods to DC and lodging/food for the dealer staff. I would imagine that would be the overriding factor as to whether a booth was worth purchasing or not but discounting the booth price couldn't hurt if it results in a net increase.
  2. D.C. Otakon 2017 mentions.

    Yeah, Events DC is charged with bringing events (conventions, shows, sporting events) to the nation's capitol. One of their tools to do so is the WEWCC.
  3. Number of attendees?

    It's a good starting point that we can build on now that there is space to do so. 頑張ってください!
  4. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    Key Animation hasn't done anything in a while and for that I'm thankful. Seems like every time they put something out I end up yelling, "DAMN YOU, KEY!" at the end of the story while tears well-up in my (very manly) eyes.
  5. Otakon 2017 Review, Part Two

    I agree with everything in this review except for the part about the bag check being required by the Feds. As it was explained to us, the bag check was "recommended" by the WEWCC - the unstated portion being that not having a bag check would mean higher insurance premiums for the event. Whether the additional cost of paying for the bag checkers was less than the increase in insurance premiums, I don't know. Some people wanted more bag checkers to make the line speed up, but at some "employment point" it definitely would be cheaper for OtaKorp to go with the increased insurance premium.
  6. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    I always appreciate a good "Angel Beats!" reference.
  7. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    Yeah this thread is winding down. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nba3dcd2t4l8hxs/deadhorse.gif?dl=0
  8. 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.
  9. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    I do agree that in general he was just a typical fan of cosplay. He knew some (+) and he didn't know others (-). He asked for permission to take photos (+) and seemed to appreciate the work that some put into their costumes (+). When informed he need a badge to be in the building, he didn't raise a stink and instead departed the building (+). The criticism that he was "fat-shaming" by commenting that the Goku cosplay had apparently been hitting the Setsubun beans is a big fat "meh" on my part. (pun intended) A lot of us are over our healthy weight zone - me included even when you account for my age. If someone told me I looked like I'd been scarfing on beans too much, rather than accusing them of "fat-shaming", I'd agree with them. Sometimes the truth hurts, and at least this guy didn't run up to that cosplayer and say it to his face.
  10. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    The point I was making was that it wasn't "in passing". Yes the comment was off the cuff, but there were hours involved before the comment was made public. Think about posts you make online "in passing". How many edits do you make prior to hitting "Submit Reply" or "Send"? He also had that opportunity to evaluate how his words in the video would be received in public and he passed on the opportunity to edit out that phrase while preparing the video prior to release. His stated hope to "see some really sexy Asians" wasn't that bad (other than singling out Asians), but can you deny that his comment would garner a "hentai!" in a typical conversation in a Japanese anime?
  11. Number of attendees?

    BronnerCon (ok, maybe not...)
  12. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    I think the main reason for most of the negativity towards him was his stated desire for Asian girls in cosplay. I'm sure he isn't the only one that has these thoughts, but he went so far as to say it on video and then post the video online. He even had the opportunity to edit out the comment during post-processing and didn't do it. In that sense he has equated himself to all the perv characters in manga and anime who don't possess a filter when it comes to announcing their desires to the opposite gender. Sono otoko no hito wa hentai desu ne? A secondary cause of anger is him not knowing the source of people's cosplay, but I consider this less of a real cause for derision. Not everyone can be an expert on every costume and the story behind them so they will naturally equate a costume with the closest thing they ARE familiar with. I myself can only identify cosplay from maybe six or seven anime/games. I'm just not "otaku enough". If the method used by some of the people here were applied to me, I'd get vilified for my ignorance.
  13. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    Could be. It doesn't serve OtaKorp's purposes to be discussing an attempted interaction with a non-member in front of the entire membership. Just because "Inquiring minds want to know" doesn't mean it's appropriate to publicly discuss it.
  14. Number of attendees?

    Switch from ponies to fidgit spinners?
  15. 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.
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