Jump to content


Otakon Staff
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral


About mailechan

  • Rank
    Otaku In Training

Profile Information

  • Gender

Contact Methods

  • AIM
  • ICQ
  • Yahoo
  1. I had a dream last night that I ditched Otakon to go on a hike in a rain forest. Except that people from the convention kept following me and asking me where video rooms were and when autographs were going to start.
  2. Now that the marathon is done, I hope everyone who was able to go had fun, and please don't forget that the parade and sakura matsuri is this coming Saturday (April 4th). I hope to see you there!
  3. While at Disneyworld last October, walking through Animal Kingdom, I was wearing the 2001 Otakon T-shirt. All of a sudden, someone passing by threw up his hands and shouted "WOO! OTAKON!" at me. In the Hollywood Studios park, one of the girls at the counter got very perky at seeing the Otakon shirt and said she was planning to go up with a bunch of other girls in 2009. Then at the laser light show that night, a guy who was doing security noticed and said he's gone to Otakon since 2006 (he also let me watch in the uncrowded, blocked-off area at the back of the arena, which was cool). O
  4. It's probably because there are multiple companies that run buses to and from New York. There are at least four in the DC area that I know of--one from Rockville, MD, one from the business district of DC, and two from DC's Chinatown. I know I've heard of buses that do the New York run from Baltimore, but I don't know from where or how to find them. The one that I have the most faith in is the Bolt Bus, which is owned by Greyhound. You can reserve a seat online with them. Their schtick is that the first reservation on a bus is $1 (one dollar), the second $2, the third $3, and on up to
  5. I was thinking about not going this year. My family is getting together for a trip along the west coast during that weekend, ending up in Reno. I don't have the vacation time for both. I thought about not going for a whole ten minutes. I got better, though.
  6. Otakorp, in conjunction with the Japan Information and Culture Center and the Smithsonian Instutute, is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Anime Marathon on Saturday, March 28th. The marathon will take place at the Meyer Auditorium located in the Freer Gallery of Art on the Mall. Parking can be hard to come by, so I would recommend taking the Metro to the Smithsonian stop. The films listed for this year are: Animal Treasure Island (Dubbed) Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (Subtitled) Vexille (Subtitled) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (
  7. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC will be held from March 28th to April 12, 2009. A lot of fun activities, many of which are free to the public (like a one-day anime marathon) are held, and there will be a parade and matsuri on Saturday, April 4th. For more information, visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival website at http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
  8. I staff at Katsucon in the Art Show. I haven't decided whether or not to do the hotel, though. Since I'm local to DC, and the metro is pretty darned decent, I am thinking of just commuting. (although with the hours I'm working, I might just stay anyway.)
  9. I...staff that con too. But hopefully, I will actually have my camera and be able to take wonderful cosplay pictures this time.
  10. As I was wandering around Baltimore a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that there was a new Subway being built near the California Tortilla. I wonder if it will be open in time for Otakon. I wonder if they're deliberately going to open after Otakon. (To not scare away their workers.)
  11. The one that really, really bugs me is "teh" instead of "the". It's one of the most common words in the English language, not to mention one of the easiest to spell. Seeing it in someone's message/post/e-mail not just once, but multiple times drives me nuts. I can understand making a mistake; I sometimes type too quickly and make the same mistake myself. But I go back and correct it. It just doesn't seem right that others won't show the same courtesy.
  12. Growing up in Hawaii, we had a lot of delay on shows. When I was little, I remember watching things like: Tom Slick Underdog Electric Company Sesame Street Mighty Mouse Merrie Melodies I never liked Tom and Jerry, though. And one of the things we watched on Saturdays was the reruns of the old Mouseketeers, when the show was two hours long and included segments of the Roy Rogers show, Flash Gordon, and Junior GIs. We also watched Kikaida, Kamen Rider V3, Rainbowman, Go Ranger and a really dumb anime that was listed as "Honey Honey" but I believe was titled "Candy Can
  13. Many vendors in the dealers' room will accept credit cards and debit cards. If you are worried, there are several banks (and Wachovia has one of its major locations just three blocks from the BCC) that will have ATMs as well as walk-in branches open Thursday and Friday. Just do a google map of the BCC and search for banks. There is also a bank and a few ATMs in the building that formerly housed the Burger King, right across the street from the BCC. Personally, if you are taking out a large amount of cash, you may want to do a walk-in transaction rather than an ATM simply to get larger
  14. All my family is back in Hawaii, but it was my brother who brought me back to anime with City Hunter. My older sister came to an Otakon once, though. That was fun. I did see one father/son team that thoroughly delighted me, though -- several years ago. Dad was dressed as adult!Link and his five year old son was dressed as child!Link. It made me smile.
  15. Really? $5 for airport vans? Then I think I'm going to up my tip for them when I use them this year. I just see so few people tipping at the convention that I wondered if people actually tipped at all. I was talking to a bellboy one afternoon, and he said that he has worked for four years and was only was working Otakon weekend that year because he needed the money, and that he never expects good tips from Otakon members. He said that he had little expectations from the younger crowd anyway. I found that a bit insulting, but I could see his point in that a lot of Otakon's members are
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.