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  2. razisgosu

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    It'd be better if they could get Attack on Titan Japanese voices to come, but I sincerely doubt that's happening.
  3. OtakuCop

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    Let's try to keep this thread back to OP's original purpose, on actual travel conditions, METRO, etc. New thread can be made to discuss the rally (if there aren't already several).
  4. UzumakiWarlord

    Otakon 2018 Guest Request

    I too am VERY pleased to see Josh Grelle coming! Same with Cherami. She's such a sweetheart. And I'm especially hyped that Bryce Papenbrook is coming back (He's the man!). I can also say the same regarding Max Mittelman. And when the staff announced Lucien Dodge, I had the feeling they'd also invite Erica Mendez. For those that don't know- Lucien and Erica are dating. Whenever staff at a con invite one half of a voice actor couple, it's kind of only fair that the other half be invited, too, more often than not. It's the exact case with Lex Lang and Sandy Fox, Travis Willingham and Laura Bailey, Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt, and recently in the last few years- Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (They're ENGAGED now!). With Bryce and Josh coming, I wonder if there's going to be a bunch of Attack on Titan related stuff going on. Considering the fact that season 3 will be airing this summer. It would be more fitting to have 1 or 2 other AOT related peeps. Like Trina Nishimura (Mikasa), or better yet- Matt Mercer (Levi). I also wonder if they have one or two other female dub actors left to announce. Like Trina, as I've said, or even someone like Cristina Vee, Kira Buckland, Erika Harlacher, or even Xanthe Hyunh. I would've loved to see Jamie Marchi and Monica Rial come, but unfortunately, they were already invited to another con that goes on the same weekend as Otakon. Either way, I'm very content with Bryce, Todd, Cherami, Josh, and Max coming, so whoever kind of guests they have left to announce is okay with me. And a couple of quick questions: Since we have the Final Fantasy orchestral shows this year, are there a few specific reasons why the Anisong World Matsuri isn't coming back? I'm sure whatever reason they are, they can't be said, but I am still curious, regardless. Was it too much for you guys to afford after last year? Did the people that organize the tour choose a different con to host the east coast side of the event?
  5. Ashourii

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    * Editing I don't wanna argue with people anymore. I'm just worried for my friends Otakon was always like a second home to me. I don't want to see them ruin something that has brought my friends together for years. Plus I have a young niece who i'm bringing this year who her safety is everything to me. I'm scared of what they could do.
  6. otakuforlife

    Otakon 2018 AMV Contest/Theater FAQ

    When is the actual deadline for submissions?
  7. razisgosu

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    Basically my point. Leave em alone. Stay away and you'll be fine.
  8. Fadamor

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    If we're just talking about being "prone to violence", BOTH sides of the issue use that as a tool as evidenced by the assault convictions after Charlottesville. The anti-Nazi faction justifies their violence due to, "We're fighting Naziism, so our violence is righteous", but violence is violence no matter HOW righteous someone feels when perpetrating it. Yes, I am very disturbed that this post sounds very similar to the excuse Trump gave at the time, but in my case I am criticizing both sides rather than trying to excuse one side because the other side used violence as well.
  9. Yesterday
  10. Arion

    The 2018 Otakon Goer Roll-Call Thread

    Guess it's my turn next... NAME: Will HOMETOWN: Allentown, PA # of OTAKONS ATTENDED: This will be my 3rd Otakon (late to the party) BONUS: Hmm I think Erased from the 2016 Otakon, hadn't seen that one before then.
  11. windseeker

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    Yeah, just people waving nazi flags and sporting swastikas. Nothing nazi-like about them at all
  12. Ashourii

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    First of all they are Neo-Nazi's so yes we are. Second of all they have killed one and injured several last time they "peacefully" protested that is why people are concerned because these people are prone to violence.
  13. razisgosu

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    Its a good thing we aren't talking about nazis then.
  14. windseeker

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    "Peaceful" and "nazis" don't belong in the same sentence.
  15. razisgosu

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    If they're assembling in a public place, being peaceful about it and not harming or harassing anyone, yes that should be correct.
  16. Kewshi

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    Someone told me the permit only gets them police escorts that the don't technically need the permit to hold the rally that in the bill of rights it allows you to peaceful protesting and such
  17. TnAdct1

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    Given how I got the same letter as well, it's pretty obvious that they are basically sending "form letters" to those who show concern about the rally affecting the convention, to which I wrote back explaining not only the concerns that Otakon attendees have with this rally (i.e. the white supremacy supporters, the fatal incident) but also explained that while I understand that they have the right to protest, it would be better to move the rally further away from the convention center to avoid any possible conflict. Hopefully, the NPS will come to realize that there is a legit concern about the safety and well-being of those people attending a convention a mile away and do something to prevent what could be an ugly incident.
  18. Kui Shanya

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    It still is possible for the rally to be canceled due to safety concerns, it's happened before to a similar group in Texas. If it does happen, it's gonna be more important to make sure people that would otherwise be unaware know whats going on.
  19. Hainiryuun

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    I'm not gonna let some white supremacists ruin my fun. With this literally taking place across the street from the white house, I expect there to be A LOT of security present there. As long as you don't wander near the rally, you probably won't even realize it's going on.
  20. razisgosu

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    Correct. Nothing will happen because of the rally. Just leave em alone and attend otakon as you wish.
  21. Fadamor

    The 2018 Washington Area Travelers Advisory Thread

    I'm someone who feels the white supremacists rank right down there with flat-earthers when it comes to reality, but I don't understand all the people here who said the permit wouldn't get approved. As long as they follow proper procedure, their First Amendment rights to Free Speech are just as valid as ours. As long as they file the paperwork, the city pretty much HAS to approve it unless some other group had already designated that location and that weekend. About all the city can do is restrict what the demonstration boundaries at the location are. Were the city to deny the application, the lawsuits on suppression of free speech would come fast and furious.
  22. Last week
  23. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Join the Unofficial Otakon Discord Server!

    Also everyone, here's a fresh invite link: https://discord.gg/Kn7Ewkx
  24. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Join the Unofficial Otakon Discord Server!

    I'll let you know what Dysin says... maybe we can convert it to an official? As I said, you're welcome to join if you want to offer feedback, since you're former staff.' Also, I believe the one linked here is the only one at the moment, but I could be wrong.
  25. The Eva Monkey

    Join the Unofficial Otakon Discord Server!

    That's cool, it makes no difference to me if it's brand new of if the staff takes control of an existing one. I just want there to be one that's designated as official so that staff and members can have a clear official line of communication.
  26. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Join the Unofficial Otakon Discord Server!

    I respect all your points there, but as it is the current unofficial server is actually quite informative and some of the staff members are there already. I've msg'd our admin chat asking the owner Dysin what it'd take and if he wants to make it official. Feel free to join and offer ideas as well
  27. The Eva Monkey

    Join the Unofficial Otakon Discord Server!

    There's a couple reasons why I want an official one. 1. I'm sure there is more than one unofficial discord, and I would rather have one, official designated, consolidated place, rather than several fractured places. 2. Some people are going to think it's official, and that's going to cause communication problems. After all, there were some people who didn't understand that we moved to DC last year. 3. If there's a single, official, designated Discord, it will strength Otakon's messaging, and could be a useful tool. Wouldn't you rather pop into discord, get an official answer from the info team, rather than trying to find an info desk? Otakon staff peeps, can this be a thing? I can see it being very useful at the time of the convention.
  28. As someone said, Otakon does not have the ability to reschedule the convention but we can let you know that our Convention Leadership is on top of this and are closely monitoring the situation as it continues to develop. The safety of our members is a priority to us and we certainly want you to be able to enjoy the convention and time with your family and friends.
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