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Otakon 2008 : Regarding Fraudulent Otakon Memberships

August 22nd, 2008 No comments

Regarding Fraudulent Otakon Memberships

Some of the people who read my blog may have head rumor or discussion about the sale of Fraudulent memberships at Otakon 2008.  The link above is the official statement on this.  

As a board member I will not make any other statement on this sensitive topic. 

Those of you who know me well can probably guess my personal feelings on the situtation.

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Otakon 2008 – the End Game

August 14th, 2008 No comments

A Pocketful of MemoriesOtakon 2008

I find it difficult to sit down and write about Otakon 2008 – it was such a fast paced con that much of what happened was a blur of epic proportions. A week of sleeping less than 4 hours a day tends to wear hard, and I’m certainly not 23 anymore. Still I wouldn’t have it any other way – I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was addicted to the pace of running an event.I’ve said that running any con, especially one the size of Otakon, is like surfing the wave of disaster. Every year is a test to see just how well you can ride the wave and guide everything to safety and success. We managed this year to have a fairly smooth wave.If I really wrote everything about the con, I could go on forever. So, here’s a fairly rambling write-up that will probably shorten as I start to forget things, and as the pace starts to blur things may get.. fuzzy…

Oh yeah, if you want to get to where I list people, go to the end.. If you just want to look at the behind the scenes pictures, go to the flickr gallery. And if you want to listen to me cluck the Robot Chicken Theme Song, that’s fine too.
Read more…

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Doc’s Take on Robot Chicken

August 13th, 2008 No comments

Flashbacks in the Arena

So anyhow, I was all busy and stuff all weekend, but we found time to relax here and there.  Here I’m at the arena, waiting for the concert.

Anyhow, throughout the weekend music kept coming up.  So did the Robot Chicken theme.  In fact the theme is my ringtone, so as you can imagine I kept hearing the theme, over and over and over and over again. By the end of the weekend, I started clucking the Robot Chicken theme.  CONSTANTLY.  I ended up recording it.  Here I am doing something I normally would never do – posting an audio file of me clucking the Robot Chicken theme.  Its quite funny, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Doc clucking the Robot Chicken Theme Song.

Comments welcome!

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A Brand New Day

August 13th, 2008 No comments

Okay, its a bit more than a pocketful... It could fit in a cargo pocket.. Really..I woke up fairly gently this morning, which was a pleasant surprise. A shower and a shave later, and I was out the door. The weather was beautiful, the sky was bright blue, and my shuffle was playing Eminence Group’s take on Scars of Time.

I had a hop to my step, I snagged a newspaper with a clean grab and spin (not as easy as it sounds), and even the trains ran perfectly.

I’ve got a pocketful of memories and a smile on my face today – its a brand new day, Here we go.

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Bye Bye!

August 13th, 2008 No comments

Bye Bye!

Originally uploaded by Doc Stampede


Yeepers. Getting photos uploaded took longer than expected, and its 1am. I need to go to bed, but I’ll leave this as the last of my con posts, before the full writeup of the weekend..

See the “Mostly Behind the Scene” photos..

Some of the monday die-hard staffers going “Bye bye everyone! See you in a year! ”

:)

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Sleepy…

August 12th, 2008 No comments

Attack of the Art

Originally uploaded by Doc Stampede


I’m home from Otakon. 8 Hours of sleep, vitamins and 2 aleve = slightly more human again.

I’m thinking of taking a nap now tho. I think I will. :)

Didn’t get to post daily or more regularly like I wanted to during the con. But I did try and take photos here and there from behind the scenes as promised.. I’m posting those here. Real full posts and other such fun when I wake up.

It was a hell of a last year.

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A Post from the Wandering Doc

August 11th, 2008 No comments

Wow.
Mental note – must check the concert schedule at Madison Square Garden before I take the train home.. I just got off the train with my ota-luggage right into the midst of a jonas brothers concert egress.
30 minutes and a migrane later and I’m finally on my last leg home.. .

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A Post from the Wandering Doc

August 11th, 2008 No comments

It is 3pm monday, and I’m still in Baltimore.
Great weekend. Really great weekend.
Super tiring, mostly nonstop.
Got a little veklempt, I’ll miss the fun..
More later. For now I have to get back to unloading. .

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Earth and Moon by Tape

August 11th, 2008 No comments

Earth and Moon by Tape

Originally uploaded by Doc Stampede


Backposting – Sunday Otakon 2008

The amount of tape we use to label the con floors is stunning. Rolled up, this is what it looks like..

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Packing away Otakon 2008

August 11th, 2008 No comments

Packing away Otakon 2008

Originally uploaded by Doc Stampede


Packing away the convention for the year..

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