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
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.
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?