OTAKON 2010 in Baltimore, MD, USA
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32 / F / Maryland
Posted 7/26/10 , edited 7/26/10

Hello, hello Crunchyroll! 5 days 'til the launch of the this year's Otakon and I've got con fever! Is anyone as excited as I am for Otakon this year?!? I have my hotel room booked and my schedule mapped out so I am ready to roll!

We have so many awesome people coming from all over! I'm especially excited for h.Naoto! The official guest list is as follows:

Peter S. Beagle (Author, The Last Unicorn)
Christopher Bevins (Actor/Director)
Maile Flanagan (Voice Actor)
Scott Freeman (Actor)
Todd Haberkorn (Actor, Director, Producer, Writer)
Clarine Harp (Voice Actor)
Masashi Ishihama (Character Designer & Art Director)
Jerry Jewell (Voice Actor)
kanon (Bassist [An Cafe] & Video Game Producer)
Hiroshi Koujina (Director)
Masao Maruyama (Producer, Founder of Madhouse)
Koji MasunariD (Director)
Vic Mignogna (Voice Actor & Singer/Songwriter)
Yuji Mitsuya (Seiyuu & Voice/Sound Director)
h.Naoto (Fashion Designer)
Tomonori Ochikoshi (Producer)
Takamasa Sakurai (Writer/Producer)
Patrick Seitz (Voice Actor/ADR Director)
Stephanie Sheh (Voice Actor/Director/Producer)
Michael Sinterniklaas (Actor/Director/Producer)
J. Michael Tatum (Voice Actor/Director/Writer)
Amy Howard Wilson (Voice Actor)

Is there anyone in particular you are looking forward to meeting/seeing?

Also, is anyone cosplaying this year? Share with us what you're dressing up as! I myself am doing Sakura from Tsubasa this year. I worked hours on my costume and even cut and dyed my hair for the cosplay. I can't wait to show it off!
What are you most looking forward to? Tell us what you're most excited about doing/seeing at the con this year!
Has anyone checked out any of the entries for the AMV's this year? Already know who you're voting for? Let us know who you like!

Posted 7/26/10 , edited 7/26/10
Baltimore, MD is only 2 hours away from me, but I'm not going. Too many people, I become paranoid.
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Posted 7/26/10 , edited 7/26/10
I'll be at Otakon this year, but ^^;; not cosplaying anyone. I'm mostly looking forward to meeting Stephanie Sheh! I haven't checked out the AMV's yet, but I will have my choices ready before the con!
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30 / M / Endsville
Posted 7/28/10 , edited 7/29/10
i'll be cosplaying saturday. i'll be going as an awesome adventurer from adventure time.
i don't go to panels anymore. i just hang out with friends, check out the cosplayers.
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37 / F / Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted 7/29/10 , edited 7/29/10
I am going! Looking forward to Home Made Kazoku on Sunday!!!!
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88 / M / hell
Posted 8/1/10 , edited 8/1/10
It was my first con. It was really fun! I was there Friday night for the 'rave' and Saturday just hanging out. Did check out the AMV contest - there were some really good ones. Also it made me really proud to be an american Otaku - so many good cosplayers I didn't have time to make a costume this year - but next year, I will go for it

I was also really happy to see that the 'con was organized really really well. Props!
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40 / M / Singapore
Posted 8/5/10 , edited 8/5/10
I went for the second time this year; I live locally so I don't have to deal with lousy Baltimore transport/stuffing 12 people to a hotel room.

The costumes were excellent: lots of pics have been posted to the good cosplay sites by now. One of my favorite was non-anime related, but, still... Warhammer 40K Chaos Space Marine! Woo! First guy I saw on Saturday. He helpfully screamed "BLOOD!!!" when I posed with him.

They handled the fire alarm well on Saturday, evacuating 30,000 otaku out onto the unprepared streets of the city. I hope not too many vendors got something shoplifted from people leaving in a hurry from the Dealer Room or the indie Artists Alley.
Posted 9/1/10 , edited 9/1/10
OHMYGAWD Vic Mignogna and kanon?! *fangirl squeal* wait otakon already passed huh? TT-TT
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