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  1. 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

  2. 17 hours ago, Gordons101 said:

    Looked at the map, there's a subway not far away from the convention. 12 inches with a cookie and drink is a pretty good lunch and not that expensive 


    Yeah, that's right across the street from the Mt. Vernon Square metro -- very handy!



    On 7/21/2021 at 6:13 PM, DeskLaser said:

    I’ve been parking at Shady Grove and riding in on the metro for years. No driving in the city and no obnoxious parking fees. I travel alone and don’t have cosplays so I can make that happen.


    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-Eleven and McDonald's right across from the White Flint subway on the Red Line (sort of close to Shady Grove).  Though the McDonald's burgers sometimes are very salty there.  But those places sure are handy, being right across from the subway.  Also, McDonald's looks closed during the daytime if you're across the street from them -- they're really open, it only looks dark because the lights inside aren't very bright.

  3. 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


  4. 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

  5. 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.




  6. 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

  7. 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.


  8. "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.


  9. On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:48 AM, Daniel Perales said:

    Hi All!


             NYCC has come and gone. I did enjoy myself on what they had on this year, but I also felt a bit off this year. I thought it was con-fatigue at first, but I realized that I was also doing things for others, and was waiting for others that actually impeded some of the things I really wanted to do.

             Oh well, live and learn...  :mellow:


    Anyway, I manage to attend most of the panels that I wanted to attend. I went to the Crunchyroll, FUNImation, and VIZ Media panel and it did what I expected them to do. But I also went to the "Steven Universe" panel which was the first and best panel I had attended at the con.


    There were some decent costumes that I've seen from both anime and movies/comics, but the one that caught my eye was this woman who cosplayed as Eclipsa from "Star vs The Forces of Evil". It's like she stepped out of the screen right into reality.:o Too bad I couldn't take a decent picture of her.


    The Anime Fest @ NYCC side was a huge disappointment for me. With the NYCC badge, you were only allowed to stay at the ground floor which was like a big open room. It has somewhat decent display of things but nothing more. Everything else I think was on the second floor and you do need an Ax@NYCC  badge which you have to pay extra, to participate.

    Anime Expo should just stop at this point. I recommend people  to save their major anime appetite for Anime-NYC coming at the Javis the very next month.


    I did manage to have a good time overall. Now I'm just waiting patiently for Anime-NYC and that will be it for cons this year.






    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!


  10. 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.)



  11. Sorry this is last minute, but there's a Small Press Expo, which emphasizes (and sells) Independent comcs and graphic novels, this Sat and Sun (Sept 14-15, 2019), in North Bethesda, Maryland.  It'll be at the Marriott, across from the White Flint metro (on the Red Line).  When you get to White Flint metro, there's one exit.  You'll see the Marriott across the street (after exiting).  You'll also see across the street:  McDonalds and 7-Eleven (very handy).


    Url:  smallpressexpo.com


    Doesn't cost much to attend.  Sat is 15.00.  Sun is 10.00.  Whole weekend is 20.00.


    Times are:  Sat: 11am -- 7pm.  Sun: 12pm -- 6pm.


    Some metro stations close to White Flint will be closed this weekend.  The Small Press Expo's homepage has a link to wmata.com's track work.  Usually, metro has free bus service which stops at all the closed stations.


    P.S.  People don't usually cosplay at this expo.  There's usually around 2 or 3 cosplayers that I see (and of course I don't see everyone).



  12. NYCC sounds AWESOME!!!  It's probably so hard for you to wait 'til Oct!  Though, I won't be able to attend.  The Anime Fest doesn't sound too promising, but if they have people buying badges for each individual event -- maybe they have better things scheduled this year?  I don't know.  Sounds like a coin toss as to whether the Anime Fest will be good or not.  Hey, at least Anime NYC will be in Nov!


    Please tell us about your adventures at NYCC (and Anime Fest, if you attend)!  :)


  13. Not sure if anyone is interested, but this Saturday (Aug 31, 2019) the National Book Festival will be held at the WEWCC, from 8:30am - 8pm.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be there, along with tons of authors.  (Can't remember exactly, but I think there were some manga artists there in the past?)  Admission is free (yay!).  You all probably have plans already for the holiday weekend (in the USA), but thought I'd post this anyway.


    Website:  https://www.loc.gov/events/2019-national-book-festival


    Edited to add:  Just found out they'll be live streaming Justice Ginsburg's talk and many others.

    Live streaming info at:  https://blogs.loc.gov/national-book-festival/

  14. Promised myself to not buy anything at Otakon (since I usually end up spending too much).  But by Saturday, just couldn't help it, with all the goodies around.  So, got some mangas/comics:


    Your Name, Volume 1

    Monster Musume, Volumes 2 & 3

    Flying Witch, Volume 4 (a slower paced manga, but I like the slice-of-life fantasy of it)

    Flipside, Volume 1

    Cospain (3 mini comics about attending conventions -- they're hilarious)

    Genshiken Omnibus, Volume 1


  15. Soooo sorry you didn't make it to Otakon.  Jobs just aren't fair sometimes!!!  You've helped so many people with all your videos.  I hope there are other anime cons you like to attend between now and next Otakon -- so you don't have to wait a whole year!


  16. On Saturday, July 06, 2019 at 9:27 PM, windseeker said:

    Glad I got the connected hotel this year, also for the fact that my panel got scheduled for midnight on Sat....

    Will Marriott still have the connecting tunnel open at midnight?  I sure hope so!


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