Otakon 2010

Hi Folks, Looks like some folks want to go to Otakon this year :) Here's a link to the official site ... http://www.otakon.com... . Be sure to register early. How about we have a couple of times selected during Saturday, just in case folks can't make it certain times. Looks like 1 PM is pretty clear ... so let's say we meet near the escalator outside of Panel 1 at the following times ... 1 PM - Escalators outside Panel 1 7 PM - Same place - Maybe we can walk over to the Masquerade if enough folks are interested. 11 PM - For those late nighters. Laz

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perhaps it was the lower attendance or the new management team, but it felt as though this year was better organized and easier to maneuver. It only took us about 30 minutes from "End of the Line" sign to swimming in the sea of otaku inside the convention on Friday. The panels were hit or miss with me, lots of good viewings, and it was nice having people to travel with and run into throughout the convention. Same time next year?

    August 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    definitely made what was a lonely solo otakon adventure into something more enjoyable!

    August 2, 2010

  • Marissa

    Ahh I was at Otakon most of the time it was open, but it seems like I was always doing something during the meetup times. I'm sorry for not showing up to meet with you guys! I've never been to Otakon, only Tekkoshocon and I was on sensory overload lol. I hope everyone had a good time!

    August 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an awesome, fun group of people. You all really enhanced our enjoyment of this event. So great hanging out with you all!

    August 1, 2010

  • Laz L.

    Mental note about next year ... I'll pick a more specific location ... like right near Room 328 where there is less congestion. Luckily, folks found me and the group. Thanks to everyone for coming out, this was the most successful Con Meet Up so far.

    August 1, 2010

  • Laz L.

    More new folks came out which is awesome!!! Everyone had a good time. I really like the way the Meet Up is shaping up with folks :)

    August 1, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had an excellent time hanging out with everyone. Looking forward to the next event.

    August 1, 2010

  • Laz L.

    We'll be meeting near Room 328 which is in the same area as the Escalators going up. Also near the Con Ops room. Feel free to call me[masked] if you're not sure.

    July 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    btw, that garage is open 24/7. It's not the greatest location after dark, but most of downtown isn't. If I drive I'll probably post up there myself.

    July 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is a garage at Lexington Market w/ a $7/day maximum, located on Paca St. This is a pretty healthy walk from the convention center, but not terrible (unless you've been standing in lines all day then it may seem pretty awful). But wait! There's the good ole FREE Charm City Circulator that can be picked up on Green and Baltimore Streets on your walk toward the Convention. HOORAY for the former mayor getting that into place!

    July 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jennifer- just beware, some garages around there hike up the price and/or will NOT let you get your car after 10 or 11pm. Also, the light rail stops running around 11 or 12.

    July 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    parking is expensive! I suggest taking some friends and splitting the cost, or taking the lightrail in. around 20 bucks a day, 15 if you're lucky. They hike it up just for Otakon T-T

    July 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks to me like it's $75 at the door for all three days... assuming I'm reading it correctly (I pre-reged over a month ago). As to parking, I really have no idea. There are parking garages around, but I don't know much about them (though I'll need to learn to avoid more parking tickets at Andy's on stadium event days). Anybody else have any experience with this?

    July 27, 2010

  • Jennifer I.

    how much I've never been to one so I'm not sure what I need or if I need to get tickets? or Parking?? let me know thanks
    Jennifer

    July 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    So many things to comment on, so little time. I'm only briefly popping in while taking a breather from another paper... but I will see you guys on the discussion boards as far as meeting and such.

    July 26, 2010

  • Laz L.

    Cool .... there are 3 different times that folks can meet. I definitely want to see 20th Century Boys 2 and maybe go to the Masquerade, other than that I'm pretty wide open for suggestions.

    July 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll start a forum topic.

    July 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like it's been moved to 4:00 PM. Any idea what that's about?

    Things on Saturday that interest me include: Hana: The Tale of the Reluctant Samurai (Video1 4-6), The Familiar of Zero 1-6 (Video2 11-2), To Love Ru 1-4 (Video2 2-4), Black Lagoon/High School of the Dead (Video5 3-4), This Is Otakudom (Video5 12-1), Magic Knight Rayearth (Video[masked]), Ghengis Khan (HD Theater 7-9), Ichi (HD Theater 9-11:15), Asian Beats: A J-pop/K-pop Music Panel (Panel1 6:30-7:30), and more than fits...

    July 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! 2 things-

    1. Is anyone interested to moving the official meetup a little later? The schedule is up and there doesn't seem to be anything going on around 1pm on saturday (I think right now it's scheduled for 11am)

    2. If any Naruto fans want to borrow (and return in decent condition) some of my cosplay stuff, hit me up. I have a leaf village headband, a jounin vest, a wooden kunai knife and a giant summoning scroll that's hollow, so you can put your loot in it.

    July 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool, thanks Laz! I can carpool people over there all 4 days (including Thursday) if they're close by. If anyone has any cosplay ideas or wants to get together to create some, let me know. :)

    May 25, 2010

10 went

  • Laz L.
    Event Host
  • Pamela +1
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy