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  1. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    Musical Guest: Wagakki Band Rocket News article about the band in 2014 for background: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/04/11/up-and-coming-band-combines-traditional-japanese-instruments-with-pop-metal-and-awesomeness/ A blend of modern rock instruments (guitar, bass, drums) with traditional Japanese instruments such as Taiko drums, Tsugaru-Shamisen (a larger then normal Shamisen), Shakuhachi (flute), and Koto (plucked stringed instument played flat). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagakki_Band Article from Billboard Japan of their recent activities 8/18/2017: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/international/7934089/wagakki-band-new-video-first-single-watch
  2. Anisong World Matsuri Set Lists

    Here is more coverage of the JAM Project and T.M.Revolution concert: https://www.jrocknews.com/2017/08/jam-project-t-m-revolution-kickoff-otakon-2017-anisong-world-matsuri.html And here is FLOW and Yousei Teikoku: http://selective-hearing.com/flow-and-yousei-teikoku-complete-2-day-anisong-world-matsuri-at-otakon/
  3. Number of attendees?

    No, they moved to Baltimore Convention Center in 2013 and have been there since. When they moved to BCC in 2013 from Secaucus, New Jersey, they more than doubled their previous attendance from the previous year. But that was when the fandom was in full swing.
  4. Number of attendees?

    It's possible. BronyCon peaked at 10,011 in 2015 and has gone down incrementally since. The current show started in 2010, so it doesn't have the freshness that it did in past years. Also, there is probably a non-zero percent chance that some people who would have gone to BronyCon went to Otakon instead since they were the same weekend.
  5. Number of attendees?

    The official count for BronyCon, according to their Twitter account, was 6,319. That's about a 17% drop from last year.
  6. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    I think that's how it was on Friday morning as well. Those with badges going to bag check going up the left ramp and around the corner, those who needed badges (pre-reg or at door reg?) on the right ramp and around the corner. I don't know if there was supposed to be any direction once those initial lines dissolved that people needing badges needed to go through a separate set of doors to go to Registration. It certainly seems that by Friday afternoon and after, the WEWCC staff at the door to bag check wasn't looking for badges.
  7. Unofficially, they had around 40,000 attendees, so yes. More than Otakon. Nevermind me, I can't find Awesomecon attendance figures for 2017. But they did have 40,000 ONE of their years, at least.
  8. Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I came here to make this very same suggestion! Having them do even a mini (like 2 hr?) Critical Role session live would be amazing!
  9. AMV Contest Winners?

    A user on Reddit put together a playlist of the AMVs from the contest: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMo50N46ZW92-QKD3Nd-7MkvYFBqX9FWv
  10. If they could have played a song at Opening Ceremonies, that could have helped. They really are exciting to watch live, but yes, they do have a fairly elaborate setup. Even if they only put on what they need for one song, they would still have at least one guy with like 5 big drums surrounding him, a guy with hand cymbals, and a guy with flute or shamisen.
  11. I fear even a better timeslot won't help. The Sunday concerts in the same timeslot have been better attended in the past, so I'm afraid that this kind of act might not appeal to the attendees who want anime themes played by rock/pop acts. I sincerely hope I'm wrong, though.
  12. Overheard at Otakon 2017

    Well? How DO you get stains out of body pillows? Asking for a friend.
  13. Food Recommendation Thread!

    I went to Reren Lamen and Bar on Saturday and it was really good. Big bowl of Ramen for $12, and the Gyoza was good, too. The rest of my party had Yakisoba and sushi and there were no complaints there, either. My other recommendation is the Dangerously Delicious Pie company. I had dinner there on Friday and it was glorious. I had the Beer Brat pie and the Baltimore Bomb for desert and it was all really good. The strawberry rhubarb pie was also very good.
  14. I went straight down there after the concert. I got a couple of their CDs (the one for One Asia, and the one with the whole AUN J-Classic Orchestra playing Studio Ghibli songs) and got their autographs. It was super fast and they were very nice. Small turnout for that, too, unless more people kept coming throughout the hour. When they got to the table at 2, there was maybe 20 people in line.
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