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    I am NOT Staff and do not speak for Otakorp.
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  1. Seeing as I drive for a rideshare service I had to switch to an unlimited data plan (the phone is constantly sending my location to the rideshare service via the internet). As a consequence I didn't even pay attention to the amount of data that was being used by Guidebook.
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    Hero Union BBS

    Wut?! I just learned something... From an isekai manga!!! https://mangadex.org/title/12956/hero-union-bbs "orz": I always thought this was just some weird ending to sentences uttered by some Japanese youth. It turns out it is an emoticon. It's a person on their knees with their hands on the ground and lowering their head in despair/frustration. (explained in chapter 13 of the manga) This manga has turned out to be pretty funny so far. The premise is there is a BBS for heroes across all the parallel universes out there - both active heroes and retired heroes. The active heroes can ask for advice from the retired ones. "Retired Hero Student" seems to be from a world close to our earth in timelines, and he definitely acts as a BBS troll in his posts.
  3. The phone my dad recently bought was a Samsung J7 - one of their newer basic smartphones. They'll run ~$200 out of pocket or the phone service you use will be happy to amortize the cost over the length of a multi-year service contract. In my dad's case, it was a J7 V (for Verizon) and was a definite upgrade over the Verizon flip-phone he had been using. https://www.pcmag.com/review/345440/samsung-galaxy-j7 Personally, I've been "getting along" with a Samsung Galaxy S5 for years now. I haven't really seen the need to upgrade from it even though Samsung has been pumping out newer, more powerful models.
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    Otakon 2020 / Tokyo Olympics

    I'm not staff and do not speak for Otakorp. That said... Otakorp reportedly locked in the dates for the five years of their contract with the WEWCC. If true, then the dates for Otakon 2020 are already set. Secondly, why was this asked in the Gofer Q&A? It probably should be moved to a better category.
  5. (I'm assuming you at least have a phone with a web browser) See my post (three posts above) for how to use the web-based version of Otakon's Guide without actually installing the Guidebook app. The main drawback to the web-based guide is that it is a one-way deal - you can't send information back to the server using the web-based guide, so things like "My Schedule" cannot be used. Automatic pushes of the updated schedule also will not work with the web-based guide, but refreshing the web page should also update any schedule/room changes since the last time you refreshed the page.
  6. Using the browser on your Windows phone, go to https://guidebook.com/guides/ then type in "Otakon" in the "Type to search guides" box to find all the Otakon guides, then select the Otakon 2018 icon. After it comes up, tap the "View this guide on the web" hyperlink to bring up the guide without having to install Guidebook. I'm not sure how schedule pushes would be reflected on the web version... maybe the user has to refresh the guide in their browser manually? Here are the known issues with the current web version of the guides (most of these are concerned with building the guides). I boldfaced the ones I think are most applicable to members in general: On Guidebook web, the Interact feature is not available. Maps are not interactive on Guidebook web. Guides will use static maps. Messaging and Attendee Check-In / Connect are not currently available. Push notifications will not be sent to the web version. (You can still view notifications in the Inbox.) (Note: a "push notification" is the alert users of the Guidebook app get whenever the schedule changes. The web-based guide doesn't have your contact info, so of course it can't alert you when things change. I'm guessing a user would need to periodically refresh the guide in the browser to receive any changes.) If you have a branded app, the web version of your guides will not have your branded app themes and coloring. Guidebook web is not available for Invite Only or SSO guides. Schedule and photo album previews do not work on the web version. The "My Schedule" module is view-only on Guidebook web. This means that adding/removing sessions from My schedule is not available on the web version. (Note: Effectively makes My Schedule unusable for anyone only able to use the web version of a guide) Session registration for sessions with limited space will not work on Guidebook Web. Universal search does not work on Guidebook web. You will have to scan the web pages using your browser's search functions. The Notes module is not currently available. Thumbnail Images will not appear in the web version. Campus Tours are not available on the web version. QR Code Scanners and the Scavenger Hunt game are not supported in a web browser. Internet Explorer may experience some hiccups in navigation and feature access. We recommend using Google Chrome. (Note: I used Firefox on my Android phone to check the Otakon 2018 guide and it works as well)
  7. These are my own views and do not represent Otakorp's position on the matter: Every additional method of communication to members during the convention exponentially increases the complexity of getting a simple change to the schedule disseminated. The more social media portals that are used, the longer it takes to get the word out to everyone that needs the information. Social media portals during the overwhelming majority of the year are fine for use, as the information offered is not time-critical. During the convention, however, offered information usually is very time-critical. Cancellations and room changes usually don't happen with hours/days of advance notice. Otakorp needs to designate ONE method of communication during the convention and make that the primary, with other communication methods being used only after the message(s) have been disseminated using the primary method. Personally, I like the Guidebook app and would vote for it becoming the "primary", but Otakorp staff may know about hidden issues with the app that make is less than ideal as the main information source. I'm not convinced that "not everyone has the app" is a valid concern, because most of the other social media methods will require AT THE LEAST an installed web browser on their phone. If they have a web browser, then they probably can install Guidebook. Heck, even my dad who just turned 80 handed in his flip phone a few weeks ago for a smartphone. The number of members who truly can't (as opposed to "won't") install Guidebook is rapidly approaching zero with every Summer.
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    [Otakon News]Otakon 2018 Feedback Survey

    It goes without saying that I got in the robot.
  9. Anyone that thinks my posts are more "official" than any other member's posts (including yours and anyone else in this discussion) doesn't understand what a Gofer really is. Gofers are regular members who have volunteered to help at convention time. Other than through feedback and suggestions here (just like all other members), they aren't involved in planning the next convention at all. They don't receive any "inside information" from Otakorp Staff other than how best to help out at the next department they've been assigned to during the convention. Personally, I would be fine with not having the Gofer tag added to my account but, on the Forum, for legal or other reasons Otakorp must identify those who have worked as Gofers. Staff and Gofers are two completely separate entities and anything from a Gofer has not been vetted by Staff.
  10. Passive aggressiveness isn't going to change a thing. You couldn't be bothered to check at Registration and now are looking for a scapegoat as to why you didn't get a lanyard. If we're talking about disappointments, as a fellow con-goer MY disappointment is that apparently there are members that expect to be spoon-fed all information without any effort on their part to find things out. The truth is that it was your lax communication that prevented you from finding out the details of the lanyards. You could have asked at Registration, heck, you could have asked at any of the Otakon Information booths or the people walking around with the INFO flags. They most assuredly would have directed you to Registration to pick up your lanyard. Just like you, I had my badge mailed to me in advance with the plain blue lanyard and when I saw the FGO lanyards being issued, I asked for and received one. I didn't need to wait for Otakon Staff to issue some bulletin regarding the lanyards before I acted on my question. The people issuing badges had no problems with giving me one. Had you bothered to ask, you could have easily received one as well. I'm sorry you were disappointed that you didn't get an FGO lanyard, but you can't put all the blame on Otakorp for that. You share equally in the blame.
  11. After dinnertime when I walked by Registration the lines were barely there. There isn't a need to get something like a lanyard the first thing in the morning so you could have picked a time where the lines were shorter/gone. Of course, I suppose there's the risk of them running out of the lanyards by the time you go and you don't get one, but not asking, not finding out they're at Registration, and not getting in whatever line is at Registration guarantees you won't get one either. It's a fine example of the old adage, "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained".
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    Viz Media Absent

    I liked many of the titles that Sentai picked up for dub/sub licensing. While some could be classified as "drivel" I still enjoyed watching them. "Angel Beats" was definitely not one I would fit in the "drivel" category. "Log Horizon" had an interesting take on the "isekai from a game" sub-genre, though most people will toss the entire genre into the "drivel" category just on principle. "Danmachi" ( Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru DarĊ ka ) or "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" covered the first five volumes of the light novel but IMHO the following volumes of the light novel have turned the story into a much more satisfying (though darker) tale. I learned from the Sentai booth in the DR this year that they will be picking up the second season of the anime that was first announced in Japan this past February. I am VERY interested in seeing how the anime producers handle the more adult topics that the subsequent chapters of the LN presented. <spoiler> (Highlight the white space below to see the white on white text) Wars between the deities using their familias! </spoiler>
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    Rally thoughts and concerns

    As I recall, the death was caused by the driver of a car, not an entire group. Attributing a death caused by an individual to a whole group is no less offensive than someone saying, "You people are all the same." It strips people of their individuality.
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    Rally thoughts and concerns

    Speaking of offensive...
  15. Re: The OtaMug. I didn't make it down to the DR until Sunday and at least by then there was a sign up at the Otakon Merch booth advertising about how buying an OtaMug gets you free refills at the soda fountains placed around the DR for the rest of the Con. I had actually seen one of the fountains before I passed the Otakon Merch booth and I wondered why there was a soda fountain with no cups. Walking by the Otakon Merch booth answered my question. So I guess to make the best use of the Mug you want to buy it on Friday so you can use it all weekend.