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  1. 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
  2. Yes, I know this isn't the same thing I was saying I hope it doesn't end up becoming the same thing Depending on the cause it could result in permanent partial hearing loss and then eventually a risk of total loss
  3. 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
  4. Brian Johnson from AC/DC had to stop performing or risk total deafness Hope he isn't going the same way
  5. Otakon 2017 Hotel Feedback

    Those were solid, kind of wish I'd gotten more than two Really hope they return for 2018 That's really cool I had a similar experience with Greg Ayres at Anime Mid-Atlantic 2005 Definitely one of the highlights of that con for me
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    It's definitely getting to a point that there's just not much left to say Everyone that had something to say about it pretty much has
  9. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    I am at a loss as to to how saying "We should see some really sexy Asians" is either "fetishizing" or "treating them as a commodity" This is an anime convention after all; if there is anywhere to expect to see them outside of Asia itself, that would be it He knew zero about Otakon specifically; he even had to ask a comgoer in the street what the name even was He's just going on the common perception of anime cons, that there are often attractive people in cosplay many of which are Asian He was just photographer trying to find interesting cosplay photos on an off day "Apreciating the hard work and dedication" people put into their cosplay is literally what he was there to do; to take pictures of good cosplay I'm really not seeing the issue here You say the initial response was "warranted"; but how so? You mentioned you haven't watched and refuse to watch the video, but as a result how can you comfortably say you know what is and isn't warranted when you have no first hand knowledge of what actually happened or what was said? I think as a community, we've thrown ourselves under the bus here and I think if anything come out of this; it's that we are the bad guys here, not Bruce Allen I think we should all take a look and try figure out why we think we have the right to villify him the way he has been What gives us the moral high ground?
  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. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    Since it was my post that got quoted here, I guess I might as well comment Should you be bothered and possibly offended by it? Absolutely, that's is entirely your right From a certain perspective, it's an offensive comment and can definitely come off as hurtful But should we say because people are offended by it he shouldn't have kept it in his video or even not said it? Absolutely not In a case like this, it come down to intent It's undeniable Bruce Allen comes off as a bit off-putting and every bit the stereotypical Vine/Instagram/YouTube "star" Do I like him? Not particularly I find his esthetic and personal style fairly unappealing But his audience does like it, and as such, he plays to it His comment wasn't made with the "intent" to offend, and should been seen within that context I wasn't downplaying it, I was saying it didn't deserve the witch hunt and it certainly doesn't merit being censured I just don't feel he's earned the kind of vitriol and negativity he's received for it Was it a great comment? Not really Will I defend the comment itself? Nope But I will defend his ability to say it and feel that the community itself came off the worse here If I knew nothing about Otakon or the anime community, looking at the YouTube comments, we come off as the online bullies and harassers He comes off much much better than those who oppose him Utimatly I just didn't see him or his comment worth getting this up in arms about You are fully justified in not likeing his comment, but he is also fully justified in saying it and not getting crucified online for it Best course of action is to either of sore the comment or, as was suggested, contact him rationally and explain your side Saying hurtful things to someone who said a thing that hurt you is never going to solve anything
  12. Number of attendees?

    They can have them
  13. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    Yeah, that's about as much as it warrants Or just a small groan Nothing big
  14. Out of all the stupid things you can do at Otakon...

    Still not seeing why he should have The comment is innocuous enough there wasn't any reason to excise it from the video It's just not that bad of a comment Actually, I'm not sure it would And even if it did, I don't really see how caring about how it would be received in a fictional setting by fictional people really matters This is real life, and reality, that comment doesn't merit hat kind of reaction or really any reaction
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