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Offline Tamashii

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AX/Otakon
« on: May 09, 2007, 07:39:17 PM »
JUNE 29 http://www.anime-expo.org/
JULY 20 http://www.otakon.com/default2.asp

And this year you guys that do attend absolutely MUST write an article! In fact, we can get press passes this year.

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 10:01:54 PM »
WHAT THE HELL I CAN GET A PRESS PASS TO AX!? OMGWTFHAX.

I'm attending AX for sure. I've already got my room booked with friends of mine. >_>;;
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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 07:42:00 AM »
I will definately be attending Otakon this year.

And how do you propose we get press passes?

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007, 12:10:49 PM »
Press passes? Really?

Like last year (and the year before >.<), I want to go. Don't know if I'll make it or not. If I get a job...and find a way of getting to Baltimore...maybe.
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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007, 10:59:09 PM »
I've never been to a con but I'm hoping if I can go to one either next semester or next year. I just have to convince this one friend of mine (actually, only one that shares this fandom although definitely not as strongly as me), because prospect of facing those horrors alone is too much for me.

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007, 03:10:07 PM »
You can get press passes by reading about it on the sites and stuff. Something about having the site exist for at least 3 years or something, that's why we never could get press passes before. Also you need 1000 or 2000 unique visits each month or something. Someone gotta check the reqs again, might be higher this time.

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2007, 03:36:17 PM »
I'll probably be going to AX and I'll try to do a report once I'm done.  Where on the main AX site does it tell me where I can get a press pass?  I've been looking, but I can't find it.

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2007, 03:44:55 PM »
AX:
Active employment with a major media company that is recognized as a print publication (i.e. magazine, newspapers, etc.), radio/television/cable/affiliate station/program, newscast and/or online magazine (with a minimum of 10,000+ unique hits per month).

Tough.

Otakon:

    * Must have been live prior to January 1, 2004.
    * Must have 10,000+ hits/month and at least 1,000+ unique visitors per month. Please provide a live link to your statistics page. If you cannot provide a direct link to your statistics page for security reasons, please contact us in order to work out an alternative method of credential verification. Clearly legible screenshots of your statistics page may be accepted following approval from the Press Department Head.
    * Must be updated at least twice monthly.
    * Must be focused on news and/or reviews.
    * Must cover at least one of the following: Asian Culture (Reviews, critiques or discussions), Asian Entertainment (Asian cinema, music, or movies)


Looks like a go-go. (refer to admin forum for more info)
http://www.otakon.com/press.asp

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2007, 04:49:52 PM »
Damn it, that's a bummer.

That's fine though, I'll still be going to AX.
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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007, 06:47:14 PM »
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AX:
Active employment with a major media company that is recognized as a print publication (i.e. magazine, newspapers, etc.)

Ah, so that's why ANN bothers publishing Protoculture Addicts.

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2007, 07:43:50 PM »
I thought they stopped.  Nonetheless, I'd imagine ANN would have no problems drawing 10k visitors a month (hell, they'd probably do that in a day).

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2007, 04:35:29 PM »
It has been confirmed that 10000 unique hits means unique visitors.

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2007, 12:33:36 AM »
What kind of no-life loser would go to an anime convention? ....


~CRIES!~ Oh god, I want to be there~!!!!!!!!!! All my friends are there and gloating, someone save me!!! ~Cries~

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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2007, 01:31:38 AM »
Hey uh... guys, I'm at AX, which is why I haven't been on lately.

That being said... somehow, I ended up with a press badge for most of the time, at least whenever I really needed it.

Full details will be up later; I'll probably write an editorial.

Two things of note:

One: Met some of the North American anime/visual novel scene's most important people, and befriended and ate dinner with them.

Two: Got the SOS-dan to sign a poster.  

Shit. I was gonna have Goto Yuko sign my cellphone, too.... T_T

Anyway, yeah. Stuff will be up later.
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Re: AX/Otakon
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2007, 02:34:37 AM »
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Two: Got the SOS-dan to sign a poster.  

Shit. I was gonna have Goto Yuko sign my cellphone, too.... T_T

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Shit. I was gonna have Goto Yuko sign my cellphone, too.... T_T
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Goto Yuko
I hate you.

Edit:  By the way, does she really sound like that in real life?
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