August 2014 Conventions
August 1-2, 2014
McAllen Convention Center
McAllen, TX
August 1-3, 2014
Millenium Maxwell House
Nashville, TN
August 1-3, 2014
Grove Hotel
Boise, ID
August 1-3, 2014
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, KY
August 1-3, 2014
Holiday Inn Springdale/Fayetteville Area
Springdale, AR

August 1-3, 2014
Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint
Pontiac, MI
August 1-3, 2014
Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, IN

August 1-3, 2014
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA

August 2, 2014
Mineola Memorial Library
Mineola, NY
August 2, 2014
Belk Scout Camp
Midland, NC

August 2-3, 2014
Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, WA
August 2-3, 2014
Land O’Lakes Branch Library
Land O Lakes, FL
August 8-10, 2014
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
Austin, TX
August 8-10, 2014
MacEwan University
Edmonton, AB

August 8-10, 2014
Ramada Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center
Kansas City, MO
August 8-10, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
August 9-10, 2014
Pensacola Fair Grounds
Pensacola, FL
August 9-10, 2014
Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA
August 15-17, 2014
Houston Galleria J.W. Marriott
Houston, TX
August 15-17, 2014
Main Street Arena
Charlottesville, VA
August 15-18, 2014
Sheraton Dallas Downtown Hotel
Dallas, TX
August 16-17, 2014
Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, CA
August 16-17, 2014
Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
Muskegon, MI
August 22-24, 2014
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Garden Grove, CA
August 22-24, 2014
Madison Marriott West
Madison, WI
August 22-24, 2014
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Ctr
Rockville, MD
August 22-24, 2014
San Mateo Event Center
San Mateo, CA
August 22-24, 2014
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, ON
August 22-24, 2014
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Columbus, OH

August 22-24, 2014
Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montréal, QC
August 22-24, 2014
Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley
Breinigsville, PA
August 23, 2014
Central Ridge Community Center
Beverly Hills, FL
August 23-24, 2014
International Palms Resort and Conference Center
Orlando, FL
August 28-31, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON
August 29-31, 2014
California University of Pennsylvania, Convocation Center
California, PA
August 29-31, 2014
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, CA
August 29 - September 1, 2014
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, GA
August 29 - September 1, 2014
Hilton Vancouver Washington / Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay
Vancouver, WA
**August 29 - September 1, 2014
Renaissance Glendale
Glendale, AZ **
August 30-31, 2014
Embassy Suites Raleigh - Durham/Research Triangle
Cary, NC

Any info on when the Sentai Filmworks panel will be? Will David Williams be there?

Panel announcements haven’t been made yet.
No on dlw.

I do not see anything stopping me this year, so I will be going to Otakon. ^ω^
If anyone wants to meet up and hang out, that would be cool. :slight_smile: Other than that, I look forward to taking a lot of pictures and skipping a lot of meals again. :silly:

A Sentai panel without David Williams is going to be a new experience. I wonder who will man the Sentai Filmworks booth. Will it be the people who were in the AX instagram video(s)? I guess it has been a good year for sentai since they now have a designated PR crew. :slight_smile:

But without David Williams to talk about ADV and Sentai those groups will be underrepresented if the con has another industry insider type panel.

So the otakon schedule is up but, taking a cursory glance and PDF search of it, something very important seems to be MIA…

Yep, just saw it.

Revised - no Sentai Panel.

I’ve heard of an April fool’s joke but never an August fool’s joke…this is a joke right? Sentai has to have a panel and someone at otakon just had a brain fart and omitted it, right?

Otherwise I’m going to be extremely disappointed. Otakon is #2 but they, unlike Avis, do not try harder.

Kansas City, right around the corner…

I don’t know if y’all have heard but Otakon 2014 has experienced its greatest disaster in history as their untested “faster” registration system failed and caused thousands to queue up in a line exceeding a mile in length in Baltimore.

Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong and everything that otakon could have done wrong in the situation was done and no one knows if the issues have been fixed for Friday, suffice it to say.

As much as I would have liked there to have been a Sentai panel, I am now rather OK with the absence of one as now there is absolutely no possibility that I’d miss it due to this Otakon screwup.

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Panel announcements haven’t been made yet.
No on dlw.[/quote]

David Williams is indeed at otakon 2014. Something must have changed.

Still no panel though.

Yes, the line was quite bad, especially on Thursday (we were turned away as soon as we walked up); however, if you were in line for a pre-registered ticket on Friday you were able to get in there with relative speed. Be it trust or foolishness, I ended up getting my ticket at the door. A rather large mistake, seeing how I stood in a completely frozen line for four hours. ^_^; Turns out they were not going to open any booths for those of us paying at the door until lunchtime, though I am not sure what I was expecting (got a shirt out of it, but gave it away). :unsure:

Friday morning it took the early birds in my group 2 hours in line to pick up their prereg. It took me about an hour on Friday afternoon. It took the stragglers in my group who picked up their prereg on Saturday about 20 minutes.

Am I reading that you went to Otakon without prereging for it?

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Am I reading that you went to Otakon without prereging for it?[/quote]

I did. I had wrongly assumed something similar to Animazement was going to happen, where the pay at the door line was shorter and moved faster than the pre-registration line, but I should have known better. ^_^; Though, another reason I gave for it was that by the time I knew for sure I was going, buying the ticket online would cost the same as at the door. Maybe I was just lazy. :stuck_out_tongue:

I’m glad that it worked out as, in theory, this was the first year at otakon where there could have been 0 at door registrations.

I convinced a member of my con group who was only attending on Saturday to prereg as there were <4000 at door registrations left and they were going fast. I don’t believe that they ever hit the 35,000 registration cap this year, but better safe than sorry I guess.