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Let's make some Con-going friends!!! that you may or may not have. Especially if you're going alone it's always nice to see a familiar face. Follow each other, get acquainted, become friends !! Whatcha cosplaying as?

I'll go first!

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Cosplaying : Metapod& Butterfree and also another one is undecided =] catch me in the masquerade =D 

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This is my 7th Otakon and it's always great seeing new people coming out each year.

Twitter: The Artist In Debt @TomDent88

Cosplay: Ramba Ral from Mobile Suit Gundam

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I've been to a couple of really small local cons and this will be my first big con and I'm going alone.

Instagram: minttemple

Snap: minttemple127


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Been going to Otokan since 2009 and I'm looking forward to this year after spending a year abroad in Mongolia.  I'm hoping to present again this year.  Also I'm still trying to figure out a cosplay for this year, first time for everything I guess.

Twiiter- animescience101

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I haven't been In a couple years, but I'm planning on hitting Otakon this year. :)

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If anyone wants to hang with the crew and I, you're more than welcome to. Definitely wouldn't mind meeting new people and expanding my small social circle. Will be going with some friends and have our own hotel, drinking between us will go down during the night but nothing crazy lol. Except a cool rowdy bunch if anything :3

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I'll be flying from the U.K to go to Otakon this year, its my first ever convention, day 1 i will be by myself so will gladly meet up with people, day two and three i am meeting someone but we will be more then happy to meet people their.

i will be arriving in washington on the thursday just after lunch, so might need help finding badge pick up place.

also if i do cosplay will be as Luffy, depends how much money i have left over

19 Years old, so can't drink in the U.S Unfortunatly.

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On 6/7/2017 at 11:33 PM, Lum1n3s said:

If anyone wants to hang with the crew and I, you're more than welcome to. Definitely wouldn't mind meeting new people and expanding my small social circle. Will be going with some friends and have our own hotel, drinking between us will go down during the night but nothing crazy lol. Except a cool rowdy bunch if anything :3

What hotel you at? Maybe I'll come say hi.

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On 6/9/2017 at 9:36 AM, Taunri said:

I'll be flying from the U.K to go to Otakon this year, its my first ever convention, day 1 i will be by myself so will gladly meet up with people, day two and three i am meeting someone but we will be more then happy to meet people their.

i will be arriving in washington on the thursday just after lunch, so might need help finding badge pick up place.

also if i do cosplay will be as Luffy, depends how much money i have left over

19 Years old, so can't drink in the U.S Unfortunatly.

Yeah that sucks... International drinking laws suck ballsack. lol.

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On 6/18/2017 at 1:26 AM, GasparAKAShiggitay said:

What hotel you at? Maybe I'll come say hi.

Hey Gasper, I'll be staying at the Hampton Inn. Feel free to shoot a message or anyone for that matter if they're interested! :D

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7 hours ago, Lum1n3s said:

Hey Gasper, I'll be staying at the Hampton Inn. Feel free to shoot a message or anyone for that matter if they're interested! :D

It's Gaspar :) and okay I just might do that. :)

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4 minutes ago, kailinn said:

Hello all I'm also attending Otakon in DC for the first time alone. Kinda nervous lol

First time to a big con is always a bit nerve wracking, always best to rest and hydrate, when I heavy cosplay I sometimes forget the hydration but and then get wiped out.  You can always meet new people in line.  ( unless now it's no longer going to be line con) 

I'm Brett, I've done the past few otakons, I have a few more costumes in development usually theme is either retro video games or  sci-fi anime. Sometimes both.  

(Right now halfway built towards a khajit in an esquisite robe from morrowind done game accurate so it will be very silly ( one of the early things I wanted to do but never built and probably no one will know what it is) 

I have no idea what I'm gonna bring but I do tend to do all weekend in at least 3 if not 4 various cosplays I only go a couple hours out of costume. (Although I'm not hardcore enough to do pre reg in costume.. I did the past midnight pre reg line a couple years ago) 

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I just started this thread for Otaku new to Otakon: 

Check it out!

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1 hour ago, MoF said:

First time to a big con is always a bit nerve wracking, always best to rest and hydrate, when I heavy cosplay I sometimes forget the hydration but and then get wiped out.  You can always meet new people in line.  ( unless now it's no longer going to be line con) 

I'm Brett, I've done the past few otakons, I have a few more costumes in development usually theme is either retro video games or  sci-fi anime. Sometimes both.  

(Right now halfway built towards a khajit in an esquisite robe from morrowind done game accurate so it will be very silly ( one of the early things I wanted to do but never built and probably no one will know what it is) 

I have no idea what I'm gonna bring but I do tend to do all weekend in at least 3 if not 4 various cosplays I only go a couple hours out of costume. (Although I'm not hardcore enough to do pre reg in costume.. I did the past midnight pre reg line a couple years ago) 

Hello Brett, yea I'll make sure to take proper care of myself and yes while in cosplay it's super easy to forget to do these things.

I went to Anime Boston alone and I definitely had some anxiety but it all worked out and I even made a new friend

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This will be me n Hubby's 3rd Otakon. We're exited for DC! Happy to meet for drinks/hang out.

I'll be going as Roze from Today's Cerebus. On the very very very very very obscure chance that anyone else is cosplaying that fandom, I would LOVE to meet for photos!

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20 minutes ago, littledoll said:

This will be me n Hubby's 3rd Otakon. We're exited for DC! Happy to meet for drinks/hang out.

I'll be going as Roze from Today's Cerebus. On the very very very very very obscure chance that anyone else is cosplaying that fandom, I would LOVE to meet for photos!

My cosplay is pretty obscure only because it's a genderbend, but people figured it out and it was a great feeling. I know SOMEONE will know who you are when in cosplay.

Also, drinks sound good. Hang outs sound good too! I can't wait for this year!

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On the subject of meetups, I'm surprised that someone hasn't set up a 21+ meetup yet.

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44 minutes ago, onsenmark said:

On the subject of meetups, I'm surprised that someone hasn't set up a 21+ meetup yet.

@GalefreyRises are you doing one this year?

EDIT: it seems like @GalefreyRises isn't doing one this year due to venue.

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On 7/10/2017 at 0:25 PM, onsenmark said:

On the subject of meetups, I'm surprised that someone hasn't set up a 21+ meetup yet.

Someone has to plan this meet up asap before it's too late. I thought it was being talked about in another thread with a place to meet up at in DC.

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Been attending Otakon non-stop since 2001, will be attending the first Otakon held in Washington D.C. this year.

Would be awesome to make new friends, I'm frequently on Facebook so anyone who is social and would like to chat and make new friends, send me a friend request: https://www.facebook.com/ksweeley

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My hubby and I have been going to Otakon since 2012 and can't wait to see how everything plays out in DC. We're also going this year with my sister and her bf and we're all staying at the Marriott Marquis. We're down for meeting new people!

Aside from my sister, we also play Pokemon Go so I'm sure we'll be running into many of you at the various raids and gyms.

I'll be cosplaying as Hotaru (Dagashi Kashi) and Yona (Yona of the Dawn). My hubby will be Hak (Yona of the Dawn) and Luffy (if he feels like it). My sister and her bf will likely be Asuna and Kirito.

Instagram: kvitale626

Twitter: PaperMineDesign (though I'm admittedly not on it as often as I used to be)

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Heyo~ I'm Nye this will be my 7th Otakon! I'm always down for meeting new people. I'll be active on my Twitter and Instagram throughout the whole con so hit me up If you wanna hangout!

Instagram:@nyedayo

Twitter:@nyedayo

Right now my tentative cosplay plans include: Mallow from PKMN Sun & Moon, Hajime from Gachaman Crowds/Insight, Kanan from Love Live, and Brown Bear from Kemono Friends

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Hi there, I lost count which # Otakon this is for me.. I've been going since college. I'm taking a couple days vacation in DC before con to hang out, I'll be meeting up with some friends at con, but staying by myself this year.

Instagram: chezplz

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On 7/11/2017 at 4:51 PM, Lum1n3s said:

Someone has to plan this meet up asap before it's too late. I thought it was being talked about in another thread with a place to meet up at in DC.

I fully support this.. Also I think Otakon itself should have a meetup "panel" or speed-friending room.

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If anyone's going to be in D.C. early Thursday, I'd be down to hang out, since I plan on getting in pretty early, lol. ^^;;;

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This is my first Otakon and first convention I'm going all 3 days for. I live pretty close so I'm just driving in every day. Anyone down for a meetup? I'm going Friday around 5:30-8 and all day Saturday&Sunday. 

Insta: nashiplayz

Email: nashiplayz13@gmail.com

Cosplaying: Kaneki, Yuno Gasai, Levi Ackerman

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On Friday, June 09, 2017 at 9:36 AM, Taunri said:

I'll be flying from the U.K to go to Otakon this year, its my first ever convention, day 1 i will be by myself so will gladly meet up with people, day two and three i am meeting someone but we will be more then happy to meet people their.

i will be arriving in washington on the thursday just after lunch, so might need help finding badge pick up place.

also if i do cosplay will be as Luffy, depends how much money i have left over

19 Years old, so can't drink in the U.S Unfortunatly.

 

Otakon's amazing!  And traveling all the way from the UK will make it even more amazing!  Along with what others, above, have said about attending for the first time, if there's something you really want to see, you might want to memorize how to get to the room way before the starting time -- that might help when the actual time arrives.

 

Have fun!

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This will be my 9th Otakon. I'm always up for meeting new friends. I don't cosplay and it seems a little difficult to really start talking to other people lol. I agree that it'd be cool if there was like a panel to "make friends" or something.

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Sure, why not. I've been going to Otakon since college (~2009?), I do a little bit of cosplaying, but am now trying to get more into photography. Below are my personal Instagram, and Facebook page where I'll be posting up convention photos. I'll probably be running around taking photos all weekend and will be cosplaying Super Saiyan Blue Goku.

Insta: @Loc.a7

FB: facebook.com/phokingadventures

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On ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 1:12 PM, onsenmark said:

If anyone's going to be in D.C. early Thursday, I'd be down to hang out, since I plan on getting in pretty early, lol. ^^;;;

Same, if anyone wants to stop by our hotel that's fine with me. 

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Actually, I'm planning on hanging around Union Station until around sunrise, then after breakfast, I was going to drop my bags at my hotel, and hit a couple museums when they open. Or hit a few monuments. I'm still playing it a bit loose at the moment.

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16 hours ago, littledoll said:

This will be my 3rd Otakon. I'll be cosplaying as Roze from Today's Cerebus~ come say hi!

Instagram: roze_cosplay

 

Do you have a picture of the character? I dunno that series. lol >>THEN<< I'll come say hi. lol.

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Kinda really late to the party here lol

BUT! I never turn down an opportunity to make more friends!!!

Instagram: reila_jade ^_^

 

I'm going with my brother, and it's our 3rd Otakon!

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This is probably my 3rd or 4th Otakon, but I always miss out making friends so I'd love to make some!

twitter: spiritbathbomb

I'll be (hopefully!) cosplaying as Lynn Minmay (Macross/Robotech) and Nei (Phantasy Star 2), specifically her art on the Japanese game box (that is if I can make the gun in time...)

A "Making Friends" panel would be so helpful... I'm kind of surprised not to see one this year. Does anyone remember the speed dating panels Otakon used to have?

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12 hours ago, GasparAKAShiggitay said:

Do you have a picture of the character?

Yes she does; check out the first page of the "Otakon 2017 Cosplays?" thread and scroll down to about the middle of the page.

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6 hours ago, animal_crackers said:

This is probably my 3rd or 4th Otakon, but I always miss out making friends so I'd love to make some!

twitter: spiritbathbomb

I'll be (hopefully!) cosplaying as Lynn Minmay (Macross/Robotech) and Nei (Phantasy Star 2), specifically her art on the Japanese game box (that is if I can make the gun in time...)

A "Making Friends" panel would be so helpful... I'm kind of surprised not to see one this year. Does anyone remember the speed dating panels Otakon used to have?

Yay, Macross! XD

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This is my first time at Otakon and I'll be alone on Saturday, but id also be willing to meet some new pals on Friday and Sunday as well! If you'd like we can find some bubble tea place and chill out too.

Instagram: StarryOolong

Twitter: StarryOolong

Snapchat: StarryOolong

Cosplay: Friday- kiki / Saturday- uprising casual Mercy / Sunday- dream daddy Amanda

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This will be my first year at Otakon, I'll technically be going alone for all three days, Friday through Sunday, so I definitely wouldn't mind meeting up with anyone any of those days, moreso I would love to meet new individuals ouo and make new friends.

Fri: Aladdin (Magi) and Ririchiyo Shirakiin (Youko x Boku)

Sat: Ram (re:zero) and Rin Kagamine (Vocaloid)

Sun: Ririchiyo Shirakiin

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Hi I'm only going with my boyfriend and we want to meet up with others to get the full experience! We are super friendly, my twitter is Nickinanami and his is SaberKinniku!

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Its good to see we have a alot of new attendees this year, honestly were all in the learning boat together this year, Me and and my travel group have been coming for about 6 years now and it feels like a brand new experience for all of us.  Were going to be checking out some sights and museums today so if anyone wants to meet up and say hello hit us up were always down to meet new people

Also for the first timers to dc i made this handy reference map, it may seem like alot but you can click the tab and filter out whatever you dont need its very useful for the metro least and its ties to gmaps if you need directions

https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=2585401

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