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  1. Re: Otakon this year For those projecting doom about Otakon this year, all I'll say is to follow Mets / Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw's catchphrase: (What can I say, I loved the 1980 Phillies.)
  2. Man, I was idly wondering about Harborplace a month ago. That video is depressing. So much different from when I first went there. 😢
  3. For the record, this is the T-shirt in question: As I've said before on this forum, it's my favorite shirt I never wear.
  4. I have all the shirts, though some are retired due to age and/or condition. (My 2017 shirt for some reason has a bunch of small holes in it, and I know I didn't get acid on it at work.) I still have the old Otakon shoulder(?) bag. Though mine is unique because the zipper on it is upside down. I also have several of the early pins (One of the earliest ones - the one w/ the bunny girl that reminds me of the Daicon IV opening, is darker than I originally recall. Whether that's 'patina', age, or just how it originally looked I can't recall.), and the 3 postcards they put out when Otakon had
  5. I swear I was just wondering if they were still open not 3 days ago. Now I know, but I'm not surprised. It was always fun to spend a bit of time looking around there on the Thursday before the con, picking up something new to read. Also, I did like how they had the fish from the aquarium displayed in there. Man, is there anything still around in Harborplace? There wasn't a lot there in the final years in Baltimore, probably less now.
  6. I have to say, after a few hiccups it seemed to go pretty well overall. (Though the sound on at least one panel was...not good.) The panel mix was decent (which is what I really go for at the con), but the 30 minute limit felt kind of odd when I'm used to 45 minute - 1 hour panels. The biggest advantage was switching to another panel took a few seconds instead of schlepping across the WEWCC. This is the 1st time I can remember actually attending the opening and closing ceremonies. I'm usually at a panel for the former and on the way home for the latter. I bought a couple of tshirts a
  7. First of all, thanks to Otakon for doing this. It sucks that we can't be there together physically, but we are together in spirit. That being said, the schedule is here. Initial impressions: - I might actually catch a little bit of the opening ceremonies this year. I've been going since 1994 but don't think I've ever seen them, since I can't be in multiple places at once. Ditto Otaku no Video - haven't watched it this century IIRC. - MAT3K is back again! Haven't missed one yet. I wonder what they'll do this year. - Even now, with all this tech, I might still miss panel
  8. It was definitely a unique experience for me this time. Between 8:55 and 9:13 the list of available hotels kept jumping between a low of 8 and a high of (I think) 11 that changed every time I refreshed the page (cough*every few seconds*cough). I was already in the system (having booked originally at the Renaissance, then the Hampton when it became available), so I just had to click on the previously entered data to complete the process. (Whether that made a difference in booking speed, I can't say.) I was lucky after the fact, as less than 5 minutes after I got the confirmation, my boss c
  9. FYI, the link to the Otakon Online takes you to the registration page. The actual link is: https://www.otakon.com/online/ I look forward to watching this on 8/1, presuming I won't have to go in to work that Saturday.
  10. I booked at the Renaissance early in the morning (partially as a fallback, partially to get my data into the system) because the Embassy didn't have 2 x double beds available. Imagine my disappointment when noon rolled around and the hotel list hadn't changed, and only half the hotels listed on the page were there. After about 10 minutes of reloading the page, I quit. I'll check in every so often just to see, but I'm not pinning my hopes on getting a hotel I wanted. What happened to the Marriott Marquis, Hampton Inn, etc.? Were they snapped up last week when the early announcement was mad
  11. I just got an email from experient about booking being open, and it looks like the following are available: -Marriott Metro Center -Renaissance -Moxy -Embassy Suites -Comfort Inn -Cambria Suites -Capitol Hilton -Comfort Inn Convention Center -Melrose A pre-pre registration? Given those options, I'll wait until Monday and see.
  12. I don't know if the '1 person / elevator' would be feasible in the long term. To compare, the Four Seasons Manhattan (from the article) has 368 rooms versus the 1175 at the Marriott Marquis in DC, so unless they speed up elevators or add more there's no way you could have someone get to their room in a reasonable length of time if it's limited to 1. Limiting it to 'One room's worth of guests / elevator' would be better, but still not good. (Having stayed in the Marriott for the con, getting to my room in a reasonable time with elevators filled to capacity is sometimes sketchy, depending on the
  13. On the one hand, it's disappointing that it had to happen. On the other hand, it's good that this particular Sword of Damocles is no longer hanging over our collective heads. That being said, will there be any way to pick up Otakon 2020 merchandise (I'm presuming it's already been made.), or a way to kick in to support the con? Since I'm not getting hit with a hotel bill or Amtrak ticket, I have a couple hundred dollars available to spend.
  14. I mentioned this in another forum, and apparently there's already 2 names for them: - 'Coronials' - and in 14 years (factoring in the 9 months), 'Quaranteens'
  15. Pish tosh, another acceptable form is from Zman Games:
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