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Kui Shanya

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About Kui Shanya

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  • Birthday 09/09/1996

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  1. Kui Shanya

    Otakon 2019: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Nope but If we do they'll go under the official statistics area as linked above in this thread, which is where I got last years data from. The only number we know for sure is the preliminary count of 28,411 which I'm assuming does not include staffers or the like, and will probably rise or fall based on a later recount. In my experience (since I like to see what the official number is after the fact), it takes a couple of weeks to months for the number to get posted on the website in past years.
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    Otakon 2019: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    The Confusion here is total attendance of the con vs unique memberships. Otakon in 2018 had 28,116 unique members, 759 Staff, 294 Artist Alley Exhibitors, and 110 Dealers room exhibitors who may or may not be counted as members and may have multiple people per booth, and 38 Guests. I'm assuming to get technical 'full attendance', Otakon probably added the staff and then some of the artist and dealers or maybe guests? and then came up with the 29,293 figure
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    Otakon 2019: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    The Good: Every line felt like it flowed really well, no line con this year almost at all Artist Alley had a better variety than last year? Not certain if this actually something Otakon did or if trends just changed but it definitely felt like it was more varried All the Justin Coale panels are really good It was great to see all the support for KyotoAni out at the con with the closing ceremonies and such The Bad: Like everyone else said the uneven enforcement of the bag check food and water stuff, brought bottles in all three days with no problems but its really dumb that some people had to through stuff away Seriously what is with that bag check, they literally look in your bag for 0.5 seconds and then let you go through, what's even the point. The variety of panels felt more lacking, or maybe the timing was the problem Schedule more things to do between 11-1 on friday, it's always a massive dead zone The not really ugly because it wasn't Otakons fault but still sucks Lack of industry presence, the worst aniplex panel I've ever seen. Really irritates me how every company basically ignores the east coast entirely when I always remember all of their exclusives selling out by Sunday Bluefin pulling out two weeks before the convention is actually garbage. Again not Otakons fault, but really embarrassingly unprofessional from bluefin and felt like a hole in the dealers room experience for me. The Ugly I can't be the only one that's wondering this, but why is Otakon seemingly moving to the weekend directly after SDCC consistently now. I know for a fact that is why bluefin had to cancel, and it seems like it would hurt a lot of turn out for bigger names?