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    I find this sentiment really sad. But I guess it...

    I find this sentiment really sad. But I guess it stands to reason now that anime is so common, it would be treated like a fad. Perhaps you can go retro. One of my favorites, "Tenchi Muyo", got a...
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    Woot! That was us! I remember your group, too. ...

    Woot! That was us! I remember your group, too. :biggrin: So glad we could help make the con more enjoyable for you.

    I also enjoyed our vinyl DJ, malemocynt, rockin' the table just outside our...
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    I think I visited the Info Desk once. I went...

    I think I visited the Info Desk once. I went Thursday night to pick up my panelist comp badges and was told to go to the info desk. A guy watching the door to the dealer's room told me the info...
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    I don't have a specific request, but I'd like to...

    I don't have a specific request, but I'd like to see a Japanese director/creator come over. VA's are near and dear to my heart, but their events always turn into, "What was your favorite line?",...
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    We're so glad everyone enjoyed it! The positive...

    We're so glad everyone enjoyed it! The positive comments are great to read. My team will enjoy hearing about them.

    Even though it was a ton of work getting everything prepped and transported,...
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    Swing and a miss. It was counter-intuitive for...

    Swing and a miss.

    It was counter-intuitive for people to scroll back to the beginning of the day to see an event that was later in the afternoon. We ran 10AM-6PM during our longest day, but...
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    I won't even get into the "never again" VA's...

    I won't even get into the "never again" VA's because that thread was light on such details. Heh. But several popular choices were listed as being priced out of the old budget. I'm wondering if the...
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    Due to some of the more intense posts earlier in...

    Due to some of the more intense posts earlier in the thread, I searched for the old discussion that listed which VA's were too expensive back in 2010. Now that it's two years later, and attendance...
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    We want to thank everyone who stopped by our...

    We want to thank everyone who stopped by our exhibit this past weekend. The turnout was tremendous. Hundreds of you came by each day to say hello, look at art, play with toys, and chat about anime....
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    The app seemed nifty, but since I don't own a...

    The app seemed nifty, but since I don't own a smart phone, I only briefly played with it.

    One comment that came up time and again from app users was that they didn't know about our event (Cel...
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    Sorry, Ushiko, we have our wires crossed. I was...

    Sorry, Ushiko, we have our wires crossed. I was referring to Sakura Con, which I staffed during it's early years. And since I'm a cel collector, when I refer to creators I usually mean video. You...
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    It's even more high-larious if you actually read the posts.





    AMIRIGHT? :rolleyes:
    Comedy gold!
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    For some reason I'm hearing a bad Ahnold...

    For some reason I'm hearing a bad Ahnold impersonation saying, "See me now and listen to me later!"

    Looks spiffy. Can't wait to get a copy.
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    Ah, see, that's a good point. I didn't consider...

    Ah, see, that's a good point. I didn't consider any corporate associations. I think the con that had Tenchi Muyo's creator was partially funded by Pioneer, which explains how they got him. We're...
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    You are 100% correct about the difficulty and...

    You are 100% correct about the difficulty and expense of hosting Japanese guests...but those same challenges apply to all the cons that do manage to secure such talent. And San Japan is not a small...
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    Welcome, LanternGal. Big ups for representing...

    Welcome, LanternGal. Big ups for representing the Red Lantern Corps! I'd recognize that costume anywhere. It will totally fit in here. I can't tell you how many Heath Ledger Jokers and Capt. Jack...
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    Anime Art Cel Showroom

    Hallooo, one and all! As we barrel ahead towards SJ5, I wanted to talk a little about the Cel Showroom, to ensure people know what we have to offer. Cel collecting used to be really hot, but once...
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    Good enough. I'll be there with bells on!

    Good enough. I'll be there with bells on!
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    This is great news! I was hoping the teased...

    This is great news! I was hoping the teased concert would be Mrs. McLain. Willl her husband be joining her? Or is it all Ellen, as per the title?
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    It's just come to my attention that we may have...

    It's just come to my attention that we may have some Ouron production art on display in the Cel Art Showroom. Ouron is colored by computer, but they still do the sketches by hand. And we have a few...
  21. Well, I took a stroll all around the convention...

    Well, I took a stroll all around the convention area, and I'm glad I did. The layout really didn't click until I walked it myself. For anyone still a little unclear about their options, I can...
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    I'm local, and I haven't seen any major road...

    I'm local, and I haven't seen any major road closings or detours of late. But San Antonio is in a perpetual state of road repair and expansion, so always expect lane closures and such. Traffic...
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    Heh. It's not like the movies or a theme park...

    Heh. It's not like the movies or a theme park where outside food is prohibited because they want to sell you their own. Just avoid any obnoxious foods (really loud, messy, or smelly), and you'll be...
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    Are you staying at the hotel? If so, the...

    Are you staying at the hotel? If so, the negotiated rate for San Japan guests is $12/day (half the normal rate). But the room has to be in your name.

    There is lots of inexpensive parking all...
  25. My name is James, but I'm known as "japester"...

    My name is James, but I'm known as "japester" online. I've been a moderator for 2K Games for several years, and I collect anime cels and Japanese toys. I'll have some of my collection on display...
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