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  1. Re: standees - I believe there was also a female Ranma standee as well. (She was sitting crosslegged w/ a hand on her chin while wearing a blue... pantsuit(? - don't know the name of them) IIRC.) I can sorta-kinda remember parts of the hotel - going to different rooms to watch videos, the art room, etc - but I'll never forget the 'Dealer's Closet'. That room was so small and so packed full of people for, what, 4 dealers? My back ached all weekend after standing there in a bad position, holding CDs up over my shoulder so my brother could see them. Still, it was the one that started it
  2. I found my copy of the ballot from this years AMV contest, and it made me wonder who won this year. I'd like to know because IIRC the Drama category had several that I would have voted for, but could only choose one. That and I like to compare My pick / What I think the crowd will pick and the actual winners. Looking forward to next year's con. (Plus I got the Marriott again! 🙂)
  3. I just saw this posted from another forum: "If you attended the Anime NYC 2021 Convention at the Javits Center from November 18-22, get tested for #Covid19 as soon as possible." https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1466473589180403714
  4. Going by the fact that, like me, you've been going since 1994, I'd say we're both on the far end of a bell curve of attendee ages. (To put it in D&D terms, we're in the 16-18 range on the 3d6 scale. 😀) My GBU is partially the con, partially the trip to DC itself. [/u]The Good:[/u] - I got to attend a lot of panels, only missing a few that I'd wanted to see. And I still haven't missed the AMV contest. - The weather held on Thursday and Sunday - the important travel (and touring) days. - There were only a few times I got dinged with lines. - So far,
  5. Keeping in mind that 1 incident does not = across the board enforcement, but one of the staffers called out a presenter at a panel Saturday night. At the 'You're Wrong, and You Should Feel Bad' panel, the presenter (Panda(?) from Many Battleships) moved from up on the dais to walking in front of the front row. (Much like how some stand-up comedians pace back and forth in front of the audience while on stage.) At one point a staffer interrupted and told him if he was going to be that close, he'd have to wear the mask - presenting on stage was enough distance, but right up front wasn't. He compl
  6. That really doesn't bother me, as I still wear a mask while going shopping even though I was vaccinated almost 3 months ago. I tried Nando's once - it's decent enough, I suppose. I do like their Garlic Peri Peri sauce.
  7. I don't know how you feel about plain coffee, but they do have a coffeemaker in the room, along with a couple of teabags (English Breakfast and... Chamomile?). You can always hit the Safeway and grab some bagels there. I usually end up bringing a box of cereal and getting the milk at the store. (Though yogurt and granola for breakfast does sound good. 🙂 ) Speaking of Safeway, as of 2019 if you entered the phone number 202-867-5309 (yes, the number from the song Jenny) at the register you should be able to get the club card discount. (I read an article years ago about that, and entering t
  8. I know that in addition to wearing a mask during the con, I'll be doing the regimen I've been using for the past several years before and during the con to try to boost my immune system - (Cold Eeze, raw pineapple, ginger tea, etc.) I haven't gotten the con plague since I started doing that.
  9. I was lucky enough to get the MM twice in DC, but they didn't have a microwave in the room in either year. (The Hampton Inn did in 2018, IIRC.) You can always ask if they can supply one, though I don't know where they would put it if I'm remembering the room configuration correctly.
  10. Just got my badges in the mail today. Need to provide my own lanyard for it, though. (Not that I don't have a few dozen from previous cons.)
  11. If you're talking about Wizard World Philly, the WW site lists it as an event, but has no information beyond a date - no location, ticket info, anything.
  12. How's Daikaya Ramen? I was looking for a place for my brother & I to go on Thursday, and the pictures on their menu look really tempting. The nice looking menu choices and the fact they have a Hefeweizen on tap there puts in in my 'want to check this out further' column. Actually, this is somewhat relevant to the subject - when you purchase alcohol at the Safeway, do they have a specific register to check you out, or can you just go to the self checkout and plonk it down there? I'm from PA, and our Byzantine liquor laws always lean towards the restrictive side of things.
  13. I picked up the Otakon 2020 mug during Ota Online, and picked up the holiday pack over Christmas, so I have 3 of coupons for the '1 free day of refills' somewhere. Only problem is that mug (32 oz.) is more soda than I drink in a week. (I split my sodas w/ my family so we all have a little. Less sugar that way.) I'm also hoping Yen Press would be there with some even early copies of the Konasuba RPG. It's due in October, but there's always a chance...
  14. They could have made it more clear 🙂 I'm hoping that Discover Teas shows up this year. (They were going to be there in 2020.) Even though I shouldn't buy more teas, I love trying new ones.
  15. Your mom is 'irrational and stubborn'? Sounds just like my parents - probably all parents, when it comes to their kids. (It's almost like they're not doing their jobs if they aren't a pain in the @$$. 🙂 ) While admittedly, you can use all the logic in the world in your arguments, but some people won't be shifted in their opinions. The only approach I can suggest is that unless you're going to be locked up at home for the rest of your days*, that you will be in a large group of people in a confined space at some point in the future - Sporting event, concert, public transit, movie, etc. -
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