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Postby NightMistress85 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:54 am

Ileia wrote:
NightMistress85 wrote:Is it your first con or your first Otakon? If not, your first con, how big were your other ones? Otakon dwarfs most of them out there.



First Otakon, I've been to AWA twice and ACen twice.


The size of the con really means nothing to me, I only go to AMV-related stuff anyway.


The size for me doesn't determine how much fun I'm going to have (this year's Katsu is hands down the most fun I've ever had at a con), but to go from Katsucon in 2002 with only some odd hundred people to a convention center with thousands and thousands, on top of endless walking was definitely a :shock: moment for me.

I have a friend that's been trying to get me to go to ACen for years now, but I can't really justify the commute with two cons (medium and large) right in my backyard and perfectly spaced apart. I "con" semi-annually to keep the experience fresh and fun. :) AMV's are definitely a staple of any con I attend though.
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Postby dwchang » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:02 pm

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Postby Parodic Productions » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:07 am

Anyone interested in doing the AMV dinner this year?
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Postby NightMistress85 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:11 am

Parodic Productions wrote:Anyone interested in doing the AMV dinner this year?


I was wondering if there was a type of get together like that. Sounds fun to me...so long as it's not too pricey.
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Postby Immorrel » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:31 am

Parodic Productions wrote:Anyone interested in doing the AMV dinner this year?


I'm game for at least starting the process. To my knowledge, historically this seems to happen at the UNO's on the Baltimore Waterfront on the Thursday when Pre-Registration is going on. Does anyone else have an opinion on this?
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Postby NightMistress85 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:01 am

Immorrel wrote:
Parodic Productions wrote:Anyone interested in doing the AMV dinner this year?


I'm game for at least starting the process. To my knowledge, historically this seems to happen at the UNO's on the Baltimore Waterfront on the Thursday when Pre-Registration is going on. Does anyone else have an opinion on this?


MMMM Uno's. You all would have to forgive me for being in my hoity toity business suit, but I'm leaving work early that day to check in, so I'll certainly be around. :)
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Postby Parodic Productions » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:38 pm

Well, I can make plans for people if you'd like. Reserve some tables and whatnot. I'll need to know how many people to reserve for though. Maybe I'll open up a new topic for the dinner.
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Postby dwchang » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:39 pm

Parodic Productions wrote:Anyone interested in doing the AMV dinner this year?


I haven't received word on my panel, but traditionally (OK not last year), we did a lunch after the AMV panel on Saturday as well. Again, not sure on the times, but I was hoping to first find that out before getting anything rolling.

...then again, it's usually fairly impromptu.
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Postby Immorrel » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:50 am

I think we have enough questions going around to start a separate thread for this discussion. I'm game for any and all social gatherings, so let's see if we can get something organized :P
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Postby NightMistress85 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:06 pm

Immorrel wrote:I think we have enough questions going around to start a separate thread for this discussion. I'm game for any and all social gatherings, so let's see if we can get something organized :P


I hope someone starts one soon. Sounds like a few people would be up to it. :D
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Postby L.Fist » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:26 pm

It would be a privilage to get to meet some of my fellow AMV coordinators. I hope to get a lot of pictures. Plus I'm planning on setting up random sections so we can do some Caramelldansen. Anyone care to join? ^_^
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Postby Scintilla » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:29 am

Can anyone who's gone in recent years tell me if the good old tradition of handing out tons of AMV CDs at the panel is still alive and well?

Did this once in 2004 and managed to get rid of all 50 of the CDs I'd brought, and AS now has 5 years' worth of videos, so it should be no problem filling a disk...
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Postby Illia Sadri » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:42 am

For those more local to Otakon or are just more familiar, is there a possible meet up spot for people that is easy for those not familiar with the center or otakon to have the saturday lunch. Thursday night is always tough as people are often driving and flying in which means check-in time can be unreliable.
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Postby NightMistress85 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:50 pm

It seems like everything is right at your disposal though when you get to the inner harbor area. You could also always just ask the hotel staff too. It's hard to miss a lot of things there. Then there's always just the front of the convention center.
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Postby VicBond007 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:07 pm

I guess I should go to Otakon...
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