Otakon 08

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Postby Hae » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:23 pm

O: i'm happy to see ranma cosplay is still in style. <3

Parodic Productions wrote:Yeah, I'll be there always. But, eh, any info on the AMV Contest yet? It's halfway through March already. GTA IV's almost out, for God's sake. I remember that the person in charge was changing hands. Or are they making some "serious" changes this year?

yea i heard that as well. The con director is going to someone new or something.
i suppose that's why things are so delayed. :(
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Postby L.Fist » Mon May 05, 2008 5:16 pm

I entered my AMV in the contest. I'm hoping I'll at least make it as one of the finalist.

Other then that, I plan to have a lot of fun there(mostly in the video game section). I'll be sporting my Scooby-Doo shirt.
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Postby Adv1sor » Thu May 08, 2008 6:49 am

I'm planning to go. Have the hotel, registered for the con. But, there is one dark cloud on the horizon (or is that verizon?) that could sideline my trip!

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Postby ReligionX » Thu May 08, 2008 1:14 pm

I'm going. I failed to book a hotel on time (within 7 after days of Otakon 07). I'm going with my awesome friends who decided to go with a super cheap hotel, 10 minutes driving distance from the convention center. I wasn't planning on going this year, as this will now be my 8th straight year going, but they talked me into it, thinking I was going to have a semi-close hotel to walk to. Now, we've got 2 sets of 4 people who will have to coordinate when they all want to go to and from the convention center and hotel. In theory, this is a poor idea, and in reality, this is an even worse idea.

"Oh, but it's a good idea!" "It'll be awesome this year!" they say. But! That's what they said about Tandokucon. *headdesk*

I'm just kidding. Otakon'll be good. It always is.

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Postby NightMistress85 » Wed May 14, 2008 10:15 pm

I can't wait! This is my 4th Otakon! 3 years straight I've stayed at the Renaissance Harbor Place Hotel and it's been fun and beautiful. This year though I got in on it early and booked myself and friends a room at the Hyatt. It'll be fun with the room being like right there at the con. :) Katsucon was so much friggin fun this year though that I'm not sure if Otakon can top it, but we'll see! I cosplayed for the first time there and will keep the costume for Otakon.

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Postby NightMistress85 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:43 pm

Now c'mon guys. Where's your Ota-enthusiam?? It's right around the corner!!! I so can't wait. :D

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Postby Parodic Productions » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:48 pm

I've booked me a queen bed room at the Mount Vernon Hotel, just a brief walk from the convention center. Looking forward toward the next month.

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Postby NightMistress85 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:58 am

Parodic Productions wrote:I've booked me a queen bed room at the Mount Vernon Hotel, just a brief walk from the convention center. Looking forward toward the next month.


It's less than a month now. :) I've never heard of Mount Vernon Hotel. Is it along the Harbor Place?

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Postby Parodic Productions » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:58 am

NightMistress85 wrote:
Parodic Productions wrote:I've booked me a queen bed room at the Mount Vernon Hotel, just a brief walk from the convention center. Looking forward toward the next month.


It's less than a month now. :) I've never heard of Mount Vernon Hotel. Is it along the Harbor Place?


Naw. It's farther north near the central library in Mount Vernon, about...less than ten blocks from the convention center. A bit of a walk, but not too bad. Plus the bus runs through there and there's a Super Fresh on the way. And it's a nice place.

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Postby NightMistress85 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:55 am

Oh. Yeah I definitely try to keep it near the harbor, but unless you're in the hotel it's not that nice outside with all of the homeless around. But it seems like you found yourself a nicely kept secret. And I bet it's nowhere near as the mint we're having to dish out at the Hyatt. Trying not to think about it too much :P

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Postby wurpess » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:18 pm

Hooray for living in the area and not having to get a hotel room! :twisted:
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Postby NightMistress85 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:22 pm

wurpess wrote:Hooray for living in the area and not having to get a hotel room! :twisted:


I'm from DC and still do it :P Feels like more of a getaway that way for me :). I even did it for Katsucon which is even EASIER to get to.

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Postby dwchang » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:39 pm

NightMistress85 wrote:Now c'mon guys. Where's your Ota-enthusiam?? It's right around the corner!!! I so can't wait. :D


Don't get me wrong, I love Otakon, but after seeing 8 hours of AMVs at the prescreening I am kinda burnt out right now :P...
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Postby NightMistress85 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:40 am

dwchang wrote:
NightMistress85 wrote:Now c'mon guys. Where's your Ota-enthusiam?? It's right around the corner!!! I so can't wait. :D


Don't get me wrong, I love Otakon, but after seeing 8 hours of AMVs at the prescreening I am kinda burnt out right now :P...


Lol. Which screening did you attend? The one LAST week (I went to that one), or Chi-town's? That Monday I was a little burnt out, but I'm all ready and set to go now :P .

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Postby Ileia » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:50 am

I'll be going. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVAR. :o


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