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  1. Ooops -- correction -- the hotel's address is Rockville, Maryland. Some webpages say North Bethesda (when it's not listing the official address). It's confusing. But the hotel's definitely across from the White Flint/North Bethesda metro, which is really handy. Also across from that metro stop is McDonald's and 7 Eleven -- also handy.
  2. Thought maybe some people who like Otakon, might like this expo. It's really fun and it's the first time they're having it since lockdown. Small Press Expo (it emphasizes indie comics, graphic novels, and cartooning) September 17-18, 2022 Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center The hotel is across from the White Flint metro on the Red Line. (White Flint metro is in the process of changing its name to "North Bethesda" metro.) The hotel address is in North Bethesda, Maryland, but I put "Wash DC area" in the title, since you can get there via the subway w
  3. Such a handy thread! Just some tid-bits: Binder clips -- for hotel curtains that don't close all the way -- just clip the edges of the curtains together. Nail clippers or nail file -- in case a nail tears a little, so it doesn't scrape or catch onto clothes, cosplay, etc. Little packs of tissues. Gift cards you can buy at stores (personally, I like VISA), in case you want to use a credit card at the con, but don't want to use your regular credit card which has your ID on it. Extra plastic bags -- especially handy for hotel rooms and/or carrying con merch.
  4. Glad to help! And thanks again for all the videos!
  5. Forgot to mention -- there's quite a few other restaurants at Union Station, like Wendy's and Potbelly's. But I've forgotten the names of the other ones. Whenever I'd ride a train from Union Station, it was always fun to get there ahead of time and get some food from the restaurants to bring onto the train.
  6. Many thanks for the videos and all the info Steve!! In Part 2, Penn station was mentioned a few times -- I'm pretty sure you meant Union Station? Not to be negative, but I don't quite agree with everyone in DC being unfriendly, I've met a lot of people there who were really nice -- guess we've had different experiences. I totally agree with not driving around DC unless you absolutely have to -- not driving will save a lot of hassles and cursing. May I add that at Union Station, along with the restaurants Steve mentioned, there's also a Shake Shack, Chick-Fil-A, some s
  7. OMG, thanks for the info! I hadn't even read Otakon's policy about vaccination status -- good to know this stuff WAY beforehand! Guess I'd gotten relaxed about covid policies for a while, because in the area where I'm puttering around, most everyplace doesn't require a mask anymore. Though I wear a mask anyway. 🙂
  8. I'm not staff, but at the WEWCC near the beginning of June 2022 for Awesome Con, vaccination cards weren't even mentioned. We just had our bags looked into by security officers. Can't guarantee that for Otakon, but just wanted to let you know.
  9. Hi! I'm not staff, but it seems it'd be handy to get the vaccination card in English, just in case someone at Otakon/WEWCC needs to see it. If someone from Otakon doesn't respond too quickly here, perhaps you can phone the WEWCC and ask about their rules?
  10. Hi! Just a reminder: Awesome Con will be held this weekend, June 3-5, 2022, at the WEWCC in Washington, DC: www.awesome-con.com Some stars that are scheduled to appear, in no particular order (and always subject to change): Wil Wheaton Anthony Daniels (C3PO) Sean Astin Kel Mitchell Melissa Joan Hart Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) Meng'er Zhang (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) Noah Schnapp Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings) Timothy Zahn (writer, Star Wars novels)
  11. P.S. Forgot to mention when you're entering the WEWCC, I think they have a separate line for Accessibility people, but if they don't, try going up to the entrance doors and explaining to the staff that you're an accessibility person.
  12. I'm not staff, but if things are done the same way they have in the past -- when you enter the WEWCC, the registration area will eventually be on your left. Right before the big "Registration" sign, there will be a big sign saying Accessibility, or Member Accessibility, or something like that. In the accessibility section, they'll give you a ribbon to put on your badge that says accessibility (or a different word?). Most of the staff recognizes the accessibility ribbon, and all you have to do is show them the badge and they'll let you use the elevators. There's one place where I
  13. P.S. Their "Shop" link shows the most variety of their dolls.
  14. At an art festival last weekend, a booth had the most gorgeous, but highly expensive, Kokeshi Dolls. I don't normally collect these, but they were so beautiful and gave off such a fun atmosphere, I would've bought one -- if the price hadn't gotten in the way. But thought someone here might be interested. Url: www.hodsdonkokeshi.com
  15. Yeah, that's right across the street from the Mt. Vernon Square metro -- very handy! I'll be taking the Red Line too. Though there's gonna be a few closed stations on Saturday and Sunday I think. If they operate things the way they've done in the past, there'll be free shuttle buses traveling to each metro stop. But they sometimes have a free express shuttle that'll by-pass all the closed stations and will take you to the next open station. Sure do hope they have the express shuttle available, otherwise it might be a long bus ride. P.S. There's a 7
  16. August sure will be busy (as long as covid doesn't ruin things. 😲). The guest list looks really great (and they might add more guests). Of course, it'll be held at the WEWCC, Washington, DC. Some of the guests will be (schedule subject to change, of course): William Shatner, George Takei, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Heder, and Charles Martinet. url: awesome-con.com
  17. The Blue, Orange and Silver lines will be affected during Otakon (but I think they're single-tracking, so it'll probably just be a delay in your trip). And as CocoFaerie mentioned, the red line is affected too, although with some stations closed (but they usually have free bus service for customers). Updated trackwork for metro is at: wmata.com/service/track-work.cfm
  18. It's by Awesome Con. It says to RSVP via Facebook, but I'm not on Facebook so I haven't got the details. Like, I don't know if it costs anything, or where you go to view them -- on Awesome Con's webpage or at Facebook? But if you're interested, please go to their webpage, scroll down and click on the "Short Film Fest" section. www.awesome-con.com or www.awesomecon.com
  19. Hope it's ok to keep posting about shows at the WEWCC. Just thought someone might be interested in them. There'll be a DC Dive Show, The Mid-Atlantic Winter Scuba Dive Festival on February 22-23, 2020. I've never scuba dived, but some of the demos and talks look really fun (the pics on the webpage look gorgeous). They'll also have about 70 exhibitors from resorts around the world. If you're interested, the url is: dcdiveshow.com
  20. May 2020 seems far away, but thought if anyone's interested they might want time to plan ahead. Just saw that stars from "Back To The Future" will be at Awesome Con (May 1-3, 2020, Washington, DC). Also, stars from Doctor Who, The Goonies, Saved By The Bell, Shazam, Ron Perlman, and others of course, will be there. Url: Awesome-Con.com To view guest list: click: Features. Then click: Guests.
  21. Thanks for the info! So sad though, I was hoping Otakon might be going back to Baltimore sometime. It was so much fun to have two vacations at the same time: Otakon AND Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Looks like that'll just be a dream now.
  22. "One Piece: Stampede" will be showing at some movie theaters on Sat Oct 26, 2019. (The ones I found will be at the Regal Majestic theater in Silver Spring, Maryland, and at the Regal Rockville in Rockville, Maryland. Both will show at 1pm.) FathomEvents.com did not have this listed. Info was found on Fandango.com. "Spirited Away" will be showing at some movie theaters on Sun Oct 27, 2019, and in the next few days (didn't write down the other dates). Info at FathomEvents.com. So, at least in the USA, they might be showing where you are.
  23. THANKS so much for the con report! Sorry things seemed a bit off. And Anime Fest -- eeep -- seems by now, it should've improved. That's awful that it seems like it's not worth going. Hey, maybe someone has the Eclipsa cosplayer on a Youtube video? I hope Anime-NYC goes much better!
  24. Totally not Otakon related -- but while I was in Staples today, saw a flyer for their National Hiring Day on October 23, 2019, from 11am -- 7pm. They'll have interviews on the spot, and will be at all Staples stores. Url: staples.com/nationalhiringday Guess I should put a disclaimer that I'm not connected with Staples at all. Just thought someone might be looking for a job. (If this is considered spam, I apologize, and please delete this post.)
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