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Otakon, anyone?

TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User
edited July 2007 in Social Entropy++
So, after years of my Pennsylvania social circle trying to get me to go, I am finally hitting Otakon this year. I've been to plenty of conventions, but an anime con with 20,000+ people is a certainly little different compared to the tiny gaming conventions I usually hit.

While searching for a duplicate topic, I noticed some of you have gone before, so I'm looking for recommendations on panels to hit, etc...since the musical guests aren't really up my alley this year, I get the feeling I will need to fill some space. The official forum was pretty much no help, a bunch of ZOMG YOU WILL HAVE SUCH A GREAT TIME ^_^ but no helpful advice on what's worth seeing.

tl;dr: Lol animu, what's worth checking out at Otakon?

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    COSPLAY SHOWS

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Material for the next Sloppy Cosplay thread.

    edit: hi5 Teefs!

    Death to PA.
  • TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User
    edited July 2007
    No doubt, I'll have my camera in tow, ready to snap the horrors of the cosplay world.

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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    Sorry, I don't watch japanimation.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    do you think love can bloom even on a battlefield?

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I have an assload of friends that will be there...
    I think they're getting a booth.
    If you see something that says "The Broken Ladder"
    Tell 'em Mully says hi.

  • TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User
    edited July 2007
    mully wrote: »
    I have an assload of friends that will be there...
    I think they're getting a booth.
    If you see something that says "The Broken Ladder"
    Tell 'em Mully says hi.

    Will do. :^:

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm not into pokemon

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    it's just like one of my japanese animes!

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I should have known that when I thought to come in here and quote MGS at least three others would have beaten me to it

    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    I FUCKING KNEW IT!

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I was going, but I have to go back home to help the folks out. So yea i'm not going.

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    naw... I'm not really into Pokemon.

    Spoiler:

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Seriously though. Sloppy cosplay.

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I love that ska music is in there.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
  • FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Everyone must find the booth for the comic "Dead Of Summer" and promptly tell him how much his comic sucks balls.

    I am doing this for purely selfish and bitter reasons

  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    [IMG][/IMG]

    It makes me want to hurt things.

  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I hope you contacted the owner of that copyright

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  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I think I'm just going to beat my kids non-stop from the day they turn 13 until they are 20.


    It's the only real solution to being a teenager that I can come up with.

  • TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User
    edited July 2007
    sarukun wrote: »
    [IMG][/IMG]

    It makes me want to hurt things.

    See, that is supposed to be entirely humorous and extreme, but I knew a woman in college who was like a low-key version of that interest list to a tee. Last I heard, she failed miserably at trying to become an archaeologist, lord only knows what she's doing now.

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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    sarukun wrote: »
    I think I'm just going to beat my kids non-stop from the day they turn 13 until they are 20.


    It's the only real solution to being a teenager that I can come up with.

    You mean 813 ^_^;;

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    SNAKE!

    SNAAAAAAAKE!

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    sarukun wrote: »
    I think I'm just going to beat my kids non-stop from the day they turn 13 until they are 20.


    It's the only real solution to being a teenager that I can come up with.

    sew scissors onto thier hands and force them to run up and down stairs all day.

    By the time the hit 20, they will be covered in scars with legs like tree trunks.

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  • FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Guys seriously Dead of Summer...seek him out...mock him

  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    TxdoHawk wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    [IMG][/IMG]

    It makes me want to hurt things.

    See, that is supposed to be entirely humorous and extreme, but I knew a woman in college who was like a low-key version of that interest list to a tee. Last I heard, she failed miserably at trying to become an archaeologist, lord only knows what she's doing now.

    Oh, that's the thing, man

    I used to really like anime a whole lot


    so I used to at the very least be aquainted with these types.


    These were the motherfuckers who actually made playing Shadowrun fucking stupid and boring as hell because they would make up these bullshit "hallucination" stories where the rules of the game went out the fuckign window and instead of doing the God damn mission all they did was make pot and anime jokes within the context of their characters.

    I've never been more disappointed in nerds in all my life.

    Point is, I have met people that fit this list.


    Only they didn't have the excuse of being 13 years old.

  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Stale wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    I think I'm just going to beat my kids non-stop from the day they turn 13 until they are 20.


    It's the only real solution to being a teenager that I can come up with.

    sew scissors onto thier hands and force them to run up and down stairs all day.

    By the time the hit 20, they will be covered in scars with legs like tree trunks.

    I don't really want them to be ruined for life.


    But I just can't think of any better way to fix the wrong that is being a teenager.

  • TM2 RampageTM2 Rampage Registered User
    edited July 2007
    I don't live near Otakon, but I did go to Anime Expo this year.

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    sarukun wrote: »
    TxdoHawk wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    [IMG][/IMG]

    It makes me want to hurt things.

    See, that is supposed to be entirely humorous and extreme, but I knew a woman in college who was like a low-key version of that interest list to a tee. Last I heard, she failed miserably at trying to become an archaeologist, lord only knows what she's doing now.

    Oh, that's the thing, man

    I used to really like anime a whole lot


    so I used to at the very least be aquainted with these types.


    These were the motherfuckers who actually made playing Shadowrun fucking stupid and boring as hell because they would make up these bullshit "hallucination" stories where the rules of the game went out the fuckign window and instead of doing the God damn mission all they did was make pot and anime jokes within the context of their characters.

    I've never been more disappointed in nerds in all my life.

    Point is, I have met people that fit this list.


    Only they didn't have the excuse of being 13 years old.


    When I GM'd shadowrun I would occasinally run into these people. They quickly met with the buttstock of a Corporate rifle in game and then got told to leave. Fuck you. Go watch Dragonball Z.

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  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Stale wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    TxdoHawk wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    [IMG][/IMG]

    It makes me want to hurt things.

    See, that is supposed to be entirely humorous and extreme, but I knew a woman in college who was like a low-key version of that interest list to a tee. Last I heard, she failed miserably at trying to become an archaeologist, lord only knows what she's doing now.

    Oh, that's the thing, man

    I used to really like anime a whole lot


    so I used to at the very least be aquainted with these types.


    These were the motherfuckers who actually made playing Shadowrun fucking stupid and boring as hell because they would make up these bullshit "hallucination" stories where the rules of the game went out the fuckign window and instead of doing the God damn mission all they did was make pot and anime jokes within the context of their characters.

    I've never been more disappointed in nerds in all my life.

    Point is, I have met people that fit this list.


    Only they didn't have the excuse of being 13 years old.


    When I GM'd shadowrun I would occasinally run into these people. They quickly met with the buttstock of a Corporate rifle in game and then got told to leave. Fuck you. Go watch Dragonball Z.

    The trouble was my GM was one of them, so I was basically alone in an ocean of fucking stupidity going

    look, could we at least roll some dice or something, please?

    Started out well enough

    GM had a little digital random-number generator, looked serious-business at first glance.


    We didn't get within 5 feet of the door to this apartment complex before one of the rocket surgeons was talking about some dream-world bullshit.


    And they had the brass to get pissed at me for actually wanting to play Shadowrun. "Quit fucking up the story man."

    What story you unwashed hippy piece of shit.

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    sarukun wrote: »
    I think I'm just going to beat my kids non-stop from the day they turn 13 until they are 20.


    It's the only real solution to being a teenager that I can come up with.
    Hey, I was never beat, and look how I turned out!

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  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    sarukun wrote: »
    I think I'm just going to beat my kids non-stop from the day they turn 13 until they are 20.


    It's the only real solution to being a teenager that I can come up with.
    Hey, I was never beat, and look how I turned out!

    You're a rare and beautiful gem, teefs

  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I will be actively not there.



    I actually almost went one year, and then realized how crazy I was being.

    I mean, what the hell? I'm not THAT crazy.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    sarukun wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    I think I'm just going to beat my kids non-stop from the day they turn 13 until they are 20.


    It's the only real solution to being a teenager that I can come up with.
    Hey, I was never beat, and look how I turned out!

    You're a rare and beautiful gem, teefs
    Awww <3

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  • DranoDrano __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    i went to a convention like that as a joke once

  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Otacon is a scary fucking place.

    It fucking smells.

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  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Drano wrote: »
    i went to a convention like that as a joke once

    Well, I guess my time is just more valuable than yours is.

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