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Just a quick reminder than Otakon has a special panel feedback form up. So if you attended New Anime for Older Fans and/or Type-Moon: Unlimited Panel Works please fill out the form for each. We never see the results of these forms, which they implemented last year, but one hopes they are one of the pieces used to determine who gets panels again in 2013. We’d very much like to have that opportunity!
(We swear this is the last post about Otakon until next year.)
Last year, I didn’t spend very much time in the Artist Alley which I felt rather unhappy with myself about. So this year I made a point to get down there early and give it a good walk-through. I am exceedingly happy that I did because it ended up being one of the many highlights of Otakon.
In 2011, I wrote about AnimeNEXT’s budding Artist Alley with its increased variety of styles and offerings. I’m pleased to say this trend has extended to Otakon’s alley as well. People’s styles were emerging and more apparent. There was a robust nature to the artwork that made booths pop. There was really so much to see that even when going down an aisle for a second time, I end up stopping some place new or seeing a piece I hadn’t noticed on the previous tour.
And thus I ended up buying more than a few items, so much so that I banned myself from returning after finishing my once through on Saturday morning.
This is a bonus segment of the Speakeasy Podcast we like to call Crime Scene Investigations. These are random bonus podcasts that we record live from various events. There is no regular schedule for these. We will put them up as quickly as we can when the opportunity for one occurs. We suspect they will mostly be from conventions but we might work in some interviews and conversation from NY events as fate allows.
Otakon is far bigger a convention than a simple grouping of categories can provide. We do our best with the general impressions, guests, panels, and other assorted columns but certain experiences get caught outside the confines of such a system. So Patz from Insert-Disc joins us to talk about the flavor and details of Otakon that might have not comes across in our convention reports. Also everyone shares their strangest stories, favorite moments, and gripes as well as pieces of praise. This is a bright send off to another great year of Otakon as we look forward to the big bash that will be the 20th anniversary in 2013!
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