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  1. Sorry about not seeing "Still Alive" already on the list. Guess I need stronger glasses. Just another suggestion: The Power of Love (from the movie Back To The Future). Thanks too for listing the older songs -- especially "Hooked on a Feeling" and "Mahna Mahna" -- love those! I suppose The Witch Doctor (from Alvin and the Chipmunks) is too er, young or silly, for Otakon, but thought I'd still suggest it.
  2. Sold out within minutes!!! Holy cow!!! Reminds me of the Big Bang Theory's episode where all 4 guys are in a living room, furiously hitting buttons on their laptops, trying to get tickets to comic con. REALLY so glad you'll be able to go all 4 days!!!
  3. Hope I catch some of the songs RavenNinja -- haven't heard some of those in ages! And just a few suggestions: Portal's "Still Alive" (not sure of a link, but you can catch it at Youtube, search: portal still alive hd) Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison Someone in the Crowd (from the movie La La Land) Another Day of Sun (from the movie La La Land (in fact, ANY song from La La Land's soundtrack))
  4. $195 + taxes and fees -- yuck! But at least you'll get in all 4 days. Reading NYCC's website -- seems like we need a college degree to figure out all the different ticket regulations and prices. lol. Gosh, some cons are really making skid marks on our paychecks! Awesome Con is FINALLY having Stan Lee, but to get a premium package deal for him, it costs $350.00, PLUS, to have bagels and coffee with Stan it's an extra $295.00 (for both deals you need a "separate admission still required"). Another guest at Awesome Con, David Tennant, from Dr. Who -- to get a package deal VIP badge for him, it's 400.00, I think. At least you can still see these fellas with just a general admission ticket, but those other prices -- good grief! At least I was able to get a regular (cheaper) VIP badge. Last year the dealer's room had such a great atmosphere, I didn't want to leave it, and ended up missing a lot of stars' talks. This year, hopefully I'll be able to remember to look at the program more often. Thank goodness there's usually just one price for anime cons. Have a fantastic time at NYCC Daniel!
  5. Yeah, maybe someone from Destination DC will look like an anime character for a few seconds with big eyes and a big shout! lol. Am so glad for the article -- maybe someone who didn't know about Otakon will attend and have an awesome time. I didn't know about anime cons until reading about Katsucon in the Washington Post ages ago -- am sooooooo grateful for that!
  6. Last June, there were both gender neutral and regular restrooms in the big Halls (A-C ?). The gender neutral one had a permanent sign (not temporary). The rest of the convention center that I saw just had regular restrooms. But of course, I didn't see the entire place, so hopefully they have more gender neutral restrooms by now.
  7. The metro would be great, imho. But if anyone's walking for a while to the convention center, you might want to ask the folks at "trip advisor" if the route is safe or not (and/or if it's better to take a bus, taxi, etc.). The people there are usually very helpful. If anyone's interested, it's at: tripadvisor.com. Click the tab: More. Click: Travel Forum. Click: United States Forums. Click: District of Columbia.
  8. (Sorry I've been absent from the boards for a while.) Those darn doors! But hey, that'd go perfectly into an anime scene -- hmmmm, which anime would be best? One Piece? Naruto? Fullmetal Alchemist? Hmmmm. I really like seeing vlogs on YouTube from cons. It probably takes a lot of effort to vlog though. I'd never have the patience -- would be too busy absorbing the things going on during the con, or would get my thumb on the lens by mistake. lol.
  9. Hey, thanks for the heads up! I've never seen May J -- it'll be terrific to attend! Plus, I love any excuse to visit the Kennedy Center -- that place is gorgeous. And it's so easy to get there, with their free shuttle from the subway. Thanks again!
  10. Am not sure if this is advertised much, so thought maybe some folks here might be interested? A bunch of Studio Ghibli's films will be shown at the Bethesda Row movie theater, on Woodmont Avenue, in Bethesda, Maryland, (near the Barnes and Noble), on the weekends beginning this Saturday (3/11/17) through April, 2017. They'll also be shown at the E Street Cinema and the West End Cinema, both in Washington, DC (I didn't note the dates for the Washington, DC theaters -- sorry about that). Some movies will be dubbed in English, but most will be in Japanese with subtitles in English. They are: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Howl's Moving Castle Porco Rosso The Wind Rises Castle in the Sky My Neighbor Totoro Pom Poko Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Kiki's Delivery Service Princess Mononoke Only Yesterday Spirited Away Typing out the long theater urls to include in this post didn't seem to work. So, I suppose going to the different movie theaters' webpages will have the info. But if not, you can find links to all three theaters at the Bethesda Row webpage. Please google: bethesda row cinema Once you're on the Bethesda Row webpage, please scroll down and you'll see the Studio Ghibli links for all three theaters. Sorry about the extra long way to get to the webpages.
  11. :: looks into wallet and a moth flies out :: Alas, I haven't been to Anime Central. Will definitely put it on the "to do" list. I hope you have a FANTASTIC time there!
  12. I always plan on going to Union Station (which has it's own subway stop), because of the many restaurants they have, plus a food court. (Actually, the food court is only about half the size it was, since they put a Walgreens in there.) But usually what I end up doing is eating right at the convention center (my poor wallet!), because it's less time consuming during the event. Then before going home, I'll munch out at Union Station. But the places others have listed above sound really great -- hopefully I'll be able to check out some of them during Otakon.
  13. Thanks for the posts. Terrific info. Am so glad Otakon has the metrorail on their "wait to see" list. $29,500-per-hour??? Even if it's just deposits, I'm in the wrong business!
  14. Whoa -- I can't even imagine what it's like going to a baseball game when the train's out of order. Was hoping wmata might take into consideration the enormous amount of people for Otakon and schedule any possible track work on a different weekend. Guess it's really early in the year anyway to be posting about it. Oh well. Just in case, will put on my list o' things to take for Otakon: taxi money.
  15. I could be wrong, but thought waitlisted meant that the hotel room block was filled up for that particular hotel, and if they have a cancellation, then the next person on the list gets the room/reservation? Sure hope I'm wrong. Did they give a phone number for the company that handles Otakon's hotel reservations? Maybe you can call and they can say exactly what waitlisted means?