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AnimeKen last won the day on September 8 2017

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  1. Hotels

    Months of diligent checking, only to slack off for a few days and find out I missed it Feels bad, man...
  2. Suggestion: bring back daily passes

    I think part of the issue there is we aren't buying tickets or passes; we are buying a membership As such, a "day pass" isn't an option I'm also not really seeing how Otakon is "held back" by not doing so; simply because it isn't catering to "passive interest" attendees
  3. Number of attendees?

    I can't deny you do point out a potential issue The rising price of dealer booths is actually a pretty solid factor that not everyone is cognizant of or even really considers We can really get a solid handle till we see next year's turnout both attendeewise and dealerwise Since I don't actually know how many dealers decisive don't whether or not to attend I couldn't say for sure how much it would actually affect As has been pointed out numerous times; the dealers space at the WWCC is massive and can comfortably accommodate way way more than we had this past year, so it would be a shame if it wasn't getting fully taken advantage of I want to hope I'm right and that we will see an increase in dealers, but only time will tell
  4. Number of attendees?

    How plausible is this though? We've seen dips in attendance before, and that didn't convince them to stay away And like you said, with so much more space than in the past, it would be advantageous for more dealers to come and it serves as an attractant
  5. Number of attendees?

    I'll admit that number is a bit lower than I would have liked to see; but considering it's a transition year, it's not too bad I am sure next year will be bigger and it will grow back to past highs in no time We needed this year to kind of start setting down our roots and establishing Otakon in DC The people will come now We have plenty of time and space to grow now
  6. That was my thought when the idea of metal detectors came up It would only serve to exaturbate the problem people are already leveling against the bag checks, that is the waits and the lines I don't see that as doing much more than making more waits and more complaints about said waits
  7. I know B-Town is called "Charm City", but somebody is going to have to explain this Baltimore Charm everyone keeps talking about to me I was pretty glad to leave Baltimore behind and don't feel the feeling of loss so many others seem to I definitely remember signage inside the convention center talking about the food area and a mention the screen of at least the Japanese food stand, so I'm not sure what you are talking about there
  8. Number of attendees?

    I think those would be very interesting I wasn't trying to imply MLP content "didn't belong" at Otakon As you correctly point out, there is a litany of content that could fit right into the mission statement, potential panelist have to just put in a bit of work into the presentation of it I mean there were literal anime references in the show itself
  9. Number of attendees?

    I agree I do remember when it was at its peak of popularity it was somewhat present, but I'm glad once Bronycon became more established they migrated more to there That said, I think a panel on the Japanese MLP fandom might be interesting Seeing how it's been filtered through the Japanese lense could be intriguing That way it could actually fit under the "Japanese culture" umbrella
  10. Number of attendees?

    Horsey Time is clearly coming to a close I will say though, love them or hate them, the Brony fandom should be commended for managing to keep the con and the fandom itself going for nearly a decade It could easily have just been one of those flash in the pan fandoms that burned out and fell apart fast I certainly wouldn't have thought we'd still be taking about Brony in 2017, yet here we are I'm wondering if maybe Steven Universe is the answer A co-fandom covenetion might be the the way to keep it alive of the multicolored equine aren't bringing them in like it used to
  11. Number of attendees?

    They can have them
  12. Number of attendees?

    Not really sure what you were trying to say there There's a lot of cross pollination when it comes to those two fandoms I know for a fact there are many Otakon attendees who also attend BronyCon, so this year it was a decision as to which they did since obviously they can't be at two places at once But a 17% attendance decline at BronyCon says maybe many chose Otakon
  13. Number of attendees?

    That's probably because they've never had the BCC available the same weekend as Otakon before I actually wonder if BronyCon really put a noticeable dent in Otakon's numbers though Sure there may have been some who chose Brony over Otakon, but enough to make a noticeable diffence? Personally I doubt it And if BronyCon keeps loosing attendance at the rate it did this year, it may not even be a potential issue for much longer anyway
  14. Number of attendees?

    That's the name for the 18+ stuff that happens late night
  15. Number of attendees?

    SpinnerCon 2019 I could certainly see it