Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Otakon 2018

  1. #1
    全力後輩 - Zenryoku Kohai Altima of the Gates's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    7,261
    Blog Entries
    2

    Otakon 2018

    I am going this year after almost ten years. New venue with being in DC instead of Baltimore.
    Should be a great time, got 2 Final Fantasy concerts with Uematsu attending this year.

    Anyone else going?



    "Fate/stay night: not really an eroge, and not really a cooking sim, but actually an RPG wherein everyone’s primary stat is “self-loathing” and the goal is to level it up beyond all the other characters."


  2. #2
    The No Sleep King mAc Chaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Phyrexylvania
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    18,391
    JP Friend Code
    Throw xN
    Blog Entries
    5
    Yeah, I'm going.

    I only found out about the Final Fantasy stuff as of, uh, yesterday. It's probably too late to get tickets right.

    The real reason I'm going anyway is so I can dive into all of the merchandise like Scrooge McDuck and his pool of gold.
    He never sleeps. He never dies.

    Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight.

  3. #3
    全力後輩 - Zenryoku Kohai Altima of the Gates's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    7,261
    Blog Entries
    2
    Yeah, that is one of my prime reasons as well. And no, you can get into the concert with your registration, but it seems personal meet and greet with Uematsu + autographs required a VIP ticket that is of course, sold out. Made me sad too.




    https://hiroko.otakon.com/events_sch...ID=32&id=51952

    Also, seems there is a Nasuverse panel at 9:00 Friday, my friend wants to go so we are probably hitting that.

  4. #4
    全力後輩 - Zenryoku Kohai Altima of the Gates's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    7,261
    Blog Entries
    2
    So, the panel was kinda cringy, but it had some interesting jokes.
    The Western fanbase is as I imagined. Also GO stuff posted everywhere, literally everywhere.

  5. #5

  6. #6
    The No Sleep King mAc Chaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Phyrexylvania
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    18,391
    JP Friend Code
    Throw xN
    Blog Entries
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by Altima of the Gates View Post
    So, the panel was kinda cringy, but it had some interesting jokes.
    The Western fanbase is as I imagined. Also GO stuff posted everywhere, literally everywhere.
    how did you imagine them
    He never sleeps. He never dies.

    Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight.

  7. #7
    Drunk Anime Is The True Path. Mattias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Where AM I?
    Posts
    7,836
    US Friend Code
    156,137,657
    Blog Entries
    1
    The last Fate panel I saw was about going into all the Servants myths rather than talk about the VN/anime. It was pretty good.

    Gundam-a-thon Status: 0079 Zeta ZZ Char's Counterattck War In the Pocket F91 Stardust Memories Victory G Gundam Wing Endless Waltz 8th MS After War X Turn A SEED 00 Unicorn AGE Reconguista The Orgin Thunderbolt IBO


  8. #8
    全力後輩 - Zenryoku Kohai Altima of the Gates's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    7,261
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos View Post
    how did you imagine them
    Well, I was pretty much expecting mostly GO stuff, and it's what I got. Lots of good fanart (I got myself one good Sakura one ), fantastic Jeanne artwork both regular and Alter, Nero got lots of excellent artwork, so much so that I'd daresay she was overtaking Artoria a bit, lots of Summer Lancer Tamamo.
    But there were also quite a few who play JP and had superb Abigails, very few Ereshikigals and Ishtars, some Musashis. Totally had to support one girl who made Grimgar artwork, really surprised me to see any.

    @Arashi - they were good guys, had about as may memes as expected. Although one guy said he wanted to avoid spoilers, but he got pretty spoilery.

    I got CMI and CMII for the Swag bag, same area for the volume 1 FF Ultimania in the dealer room, it's dangerous, you can just blow hundreds walking around.

  9. #9
    The No Sleep King mAc Chaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Phyrexylvania
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    18,391
    JP Friend Code
    Throw xN
    Blog Entries
    5
    It was probably a better Fate panel than the one I went to. The audience kept interrupting and about halfway into the panel nobody was even paying attention anymore and the room was filled with chatter as the panelists talked. I did notice though that Otakon is like, a secret Gundam con. Every other panel was about gundam.

    These panels need a bouncer or something to kick people out who interrupt, because there is almost always someone in the crowd who thinks he's the secret extra panelist.
    He never sleeps. He never dies.

    Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight.

  10. #10
    全力後輩 - Zenryoku Kohai Altima of the Gates's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    7,261
    Blog Entries
    2
    There were a couple TM ones. I went to both because why not, but did you go to the early morning one, or the evening one?

  11. #11
    Beats By Matthew ft. Dr. Para Rafflesiac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    31,496
    JP Friend Code
    Shoot me a PM
    US Friend Code
    793848092
    Blog Entries
    16
    The evening one. Who has time for 9 am Fridays when the real con starts at 3 am Thursday night?
    Supports:


    Quote Originally Posted by Arashi_Leonhart View Post
    canon finish apo vol 3

  12. #12
    The No Sleep King mAc Chaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Phyrexylvania
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    18,391
    JP Friend Code
    Throw xN
    Blog Entries
    5
    DIVEKICK
    He never sleeps. He never dies.

    Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight.

  13. #13
    Beats By Matthew ft. Dr. Para Rafflesiac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    31,496
    JP Friend Code
    Shoot me a PM
    US Friend Code
    793848092
    Blog Entries
    16
    FRAUD DETECTED
    Supports:


    Quote Originally Posted by Arashi_Leonhart View Post
    canon finish apo vol 3

  14. #14
    全力後輩 - Zenryoku Kohai Altima of the Gates's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    7,261
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Rafflesiac View Post
    The evening one. Who has time for 9 am Fridays when the real con starts at 3 am Thursday night?
    Reminds me of the guys playing drunken DragonBall FighterZ next door to our room.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •