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Posted 2/26/14 , edited 2/26/14
Anyone looking forward to Otakon 2014? I am in desperate need of a con fix since i had to miss Katsucon this year.
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Posted 2/26/14
Ouch. Yeah i missed Otakon last year, i had duty that weekend :/. Definitely taking leave so i make sure i make it this year. I've went to Omegacon's first year in Charlottesville and Tsubasacon In West Virginia with friends from Indiana. Going to ROFcon in Virginia Beach this weekend, surprising amount of conventions around here.
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Posted 3/20/14
im looking for someone to show me around this year since I moved back to the Baltimore area for living away for so long. anyone what to help me I would love that
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Posted 3/29/14
Yes, this is my first time going. I'm from NY and luckily i have some friends in MD and i can stay with one of them. Most likely i'll be by myself though because my friends are not into anime. Also i'll have to take a few days off from work.

How is it? I hear it's really over-packed and hot. Are there usually long wait times and filled panels and stuff?
How's parking and traffic in Baltimore?

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jfd492 wrote:

Yes, this is my first time going. I'm from NY and luckily i have some friends in MD and i can stay with one of them. Most likely i'll be by myself though because my friends are not into anime. Also i'll have to take a few days off from work.

How is it? I hear it's really over-packed and hot. Are there usually long wait times and filled panels and stuff?
How's parking and traffic in Baltimore?




Its really crowded, but this year they are putting a cap of 35,000 people, so it wont get much more crowded. Some larger events you may need to get in line as much as an hour early, a couple of years ago i had to miss the amv contest because it was full. Despite how crowded it is i have had a great time the last couple of years, i just know if there is an event i really want to go to, ill need to get inline early and dick around on my 3DS for awhile, all the new Mii games keep me busy while waiting. Also dont even try to go to the dealers room Sunday, if you want something get it Friday or Saturday.
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Posted 4/4/14
I want to go but it might have to wait till next year.
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Posted 4/5/14
I'm excited and hoping all goes well. Otakon is always stressful for me (My group have been panelists for three years now. Trying again this year. It's always stressful not knowing if you get in as a panelist.) but I love it since I've been attending forever now.
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Posted 4/11/14
Even with the cap it is still going to be very crowded. My last year was 2011 and there was 29,337 people and it was a crawl to get to places. It gets VERY hot because it's a city and it holds the heat in.
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Posted 4/15/14
looks like I will be going as well. Probably be in the area about a week prior as well so if there is any pub crawls i shall be there (probably)
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Posted 5/14/14 , edited 5/14/14
I'll be there. Hopfully one of my panels get approved.

Hoping there's some old school anime and video game panels along w/ some history of j-pop and j-rock or something!


VolatileAeon wrote:

I'm excited and hoping all goes well. Otakon is always stressful for me (My group have been panelists for three years now. Trying again this year. It's always stressful not knowing if you get in as a panelist.) but I love it since I've been attending forever now.


What panel do you do?
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Posted 5/14/14

SeanJGray wrote:

What panel do you do?



We've done The History of Console Gaming, Pocket Gaming: The Power is in your Pants, Asian Cinema Crash Course, Asian Cinema Crash Course Extreme (18+).

This year, we're re-hashing the Asian Cinema panels ^-^ (If Accepted)
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Posted 5/15/14

VolatileAeon wrote:


SeanJGray wrote:

What panel do you do?



We've done The History of Console Gaming, Pocket Gaming: The Power is in your Pants, Asian Cinema Crash Course, Asian Cinema Crash Course Extreme (18+).

This year, we're re-hashing the Asian Cinema panels ^-^ (If Accepted)



def will try to check it out! the cinema panel seems cool!
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Posted 5/16/14
I'm planning on going. Not sure as who. Just need to find a group for a hotel. But I still have time. At least 3 months
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Posted 5/16/14 , edited 5/16/14
So if "work" doesn't happen I'm going but sadly I can't pass up almost a years pay for 8 weeks work.
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Posted 5/27/14
I've never been to Otakon, but I intend to go this year for sure. I'm trying to decide if I should take my 10yo daughter. We cosplay together and she'd like to go, but I'm worried about the huge venue and large crowds being too much for her. I live a couple hours away in the Philly PA region, so I was planning on commuting.
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