DC/Maryland Conventions...2014

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  1. crabra comander

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  2. infymys

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    Re: Katsucon/Cherry Blossom Festival

    I do believe Katsucon ended last week.
     
  3. crabra comander

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    Re: Katsucon/Cherry Blossom Festival

    :facepalm:facepalm:facepalm:facepalm:facepalm:facepalm:facepalm:facepalm:facepalm:facepalm
     
  4. Bootlegger137

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    Re: Katsucon/Cherry Blossom Festival

    Yep...Katsucon was last weekend. The hotel was great, and I had an absolute blast and made a bunch of new friends.

    There's always next year! Maybe we can arrange some sort of RPF meet up. There were 5 of us that I know of there last week.
     
  5. crabra comander

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    What were you guys in if I may?
     
  6. Bootlegger137

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    Re: Katsucon/Cherry Blossom Festival

    The 5 of us were all in Doctor Who related costumes.

    Now that I think of it, I believe RPFer Scruffyrebel was supposed to be there, but I could be wrong.

    While Katsu is primarily an Anime con, it has its share of sci fi, video game, Disney, and superhero costumers/cosplay (not starting THAT debate here).

    Check YouTube for Katsucon 2012 vids. The hotel is stunning.
     
  7. crabra comander

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    Re: Katsucon/Cherry Blossom Festival

    Well, I will be Cobra Commander whenever Pepmaster gets this sculpt done. I plan on being there next year, work permitting.

    I guess the Cherry Blossom festival has people dress up also.
     
  8. Mechamaniac

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    Re: Katsucon/Cherry Blossom Festival

    Fear not that Katsucon is over. For Otakon is right around the corner.

    There's also Shore Leave the weekend after Otakon.

    And there's Farpoint, but you just missed that one too.

    All in all, there are plenty of chances to get your nerd on in the local area.
     
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  9. crabra comander

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    :thumbsup I can make that...This project is hold anyways...who want's to do a GI Joe skit?!
     
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  10. Bizarro Lois

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    Re: Katsucon/Cherry Blossom Festival

    I noticed that your location says Maryland. You could go to the Pittsburgh Comicon or Steel City, which aren't as large but still fun. Please tell me you go to the Baltimore Comicon. I know there will be a few RPFers there this year.
     
  11. crabra comander

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    Re: Katsucon/Cherry Blossom Festival

    I'm guessing that's the biggest Con around Maryland, so I'll defintely let you guys know!
     
  12. MooCriket

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    Re: Katsucon/Cherry Blossom Festival

    I may be down for an RPF meet up in Baltimore.
     
  13. Bizarro Lois

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    I can't guarentee it's the biggest, but I'm pretty sure Otakon is held in the same place.
     
  14. PrimoOptimoso

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    Re: DC/Maryland Conventions...

    There's also MAGFest (was 'midatlantic gaming festival', now 'Music And Gaming fest') in National Harbor - I remember when it was first starting up and they were pitching it at PhillyClassic, but it seems pretty big now; this year's had guests like Ellen McLain of GLaDOS fame, for instance. It's basically around new years, and if you've got costumes even remotely video-game related they'll probably be a hit. I've never been because of the holiday timing, but I keep wanting to.
     
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  16. crabra comander

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    Re: DC/Maryland Conventions...

    I'll definitely see if I can try the PA Cons...
     
  17. TK1536

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    Re: DC/Maryland Conventions...

    I'm a Marylander, and do Farpoint and Shoreleave every year. I recently completed a Cobra Officer for Farpoint just a few weeks ago.
     
  18. aeonpulse

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    As PrimoOptimoso mentioned, MAGFest. This past January was my 4th time going, and every year has been a blast. Basically it's a 5-day festival of non-stop music and video games, and it gets bigger every time. This past year they had 0ver 200 arcade machines set up, ranginc from classics from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, more current machines such as DDR and Guitar Hero, and bunches of Japanese machines, including fighters and "bullethell" games. On top of that, they had several tables with various consoles all hooked up for local gaming, and a whole section for people who brought their PCs for some classic LAN action. And as for the music, they had a bunch of guests this past year, but I only managed to see two. The Minibosses, and Nobuo Uematsu's (composer of several FF classics) band, the Earthbound Papas.

    In short, if you love music and video games, you don't want to miss it.
     
  19. crabra comander

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    Sweet outfit! I need some Eastsider's to troop with as Cobra.
     
  20. crabra comander

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    Robotfest!
     
  21. MooCriket

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    Cherry Blossom Festival was a good time. There were a lot of people in costume. I was hoping to see some 501st, but instead, saw many, many Power Rangers.
     
  22. Apollo

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    Great Cons both I did about 18 of them!


     
  23. crabra comander

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    It was raining in Frederick, was it raining at the Cherry Blossom???
     
  24. MooCriket

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    No, no rain at all. It was 70 degrees and I got a bit baked. I was in the actual parade which was a very cool experience. Shame it was only on D.C. Local television. I was hoping to record it from home.
     
  25. GL 2814

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    If I missed someone post about it already, sorry but I believe the Baltimore Comic-con is in September this year. Went last year and it was packed.
    Anyone live in Delaware by chance?
     
  26. TurboTrey03

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    Ocean City here!
     
  27. GL 2814

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    Cool Trey. I went to Salisbury U so I spent many a night/weekend down that way.
     
  28. jcoffman99

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    If any of guys guys ever make it up to Deep Creek Lake let me know and I'll buy the first round.

    John
     
  29. MooCriket

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    Wow Deep Creek?! Beautiful out there you lucky dog!
     
  30. jcoffman99

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    Lol. We stay away from Memorial day until Labor day. Too many tourists. :)
     
  31. -SUPERMAN-

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    I am moving to Harrisburg, PA next week. would love to meet up with local RPF'ers. I am totally down for the Philly comic con!!!!!
     
  32. crabra comander

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    Hello,

    I just bought my ticket for Saturday's Baltimore Comic-Con! :love
     
  33. Bizarro Lois

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    Sent you a pm, neighbor. Actually I'm just outside of Harrisburg. There are a few of us in the area, so we need to have a party.

    Saturday? This Saturday? :confused
     
  34. crabra comander

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    Sorry Sept 8th Saturday...:lol
     
  35. Bizarro Lois

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    Ok. I was worried that either I was wrong and was going to miss it, or you were wrong and no one would be there:lol
     
  36. crabra comander

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    I'm here for the convention...(In full Cobra Commander gear with sidearms and body armor)...

    During the Homeland Security convention...:facepalm:lol
     
  37. crabra comander

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    And I just saw Annapolis has a convention October 27th. I will be wearing the crap out of this outfit!
     
  38. Bizarro Lois

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    Rather than start a new thread for Baltimore, is anyone else going to be there? I've never gone in costume, although I've attended for 7 or 8 years. I'm thinking about going as Ma Hunkel, so introduce yourself if you see me! If anyone else is planning to be there, please let me know what you're going as or post a pic.
     
  39. crabra comander

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    Did not know who Ma Hunkel was...But I'll be there as the newest Cobra Commander.

    If I don't see you it's because my eyesight will be quite poor in the helmet. I scratched it and in all my wisdom sprayed some highly non-see through metallic spray to cover up...:facepalm
     
  40. moffeaton

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    Baltimore, hon.
    Annapolis is having a con?! Is it a boat show with sci-fi crammed in the corner?
     
  41. Bizarro Lois

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    I'll be wearing a metal pot on my head:)
     
  42. crabra comander

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    Not the biggest sounding event..."Pip" Moyer recreation center

    Annapolis Comic-Con...
    But for $10!! I'm game...
     
  43. Bizarro Lois

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    So will you be there?
     
  44. nadeem1baksh

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    I live mostly in arlington and nyc travel for work how many DMV people we have on this???
     
  45. moffeaton

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    Hilltop lane! That's where the Futura House used to be in the 1970s. I LOVED that UFO looking thing as a kid! 11/27? That might be the office's Halloween party, but if not, sure, I'd go! Haven't been to Truxton Park since I was a teenager.
     
  46. Bizarro Lois

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    Will I see any other RPF-ers on Saturday?
     
  47. MaddMaxx82

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    Batimore Comiccon...i will be there!

    Sent from my SGH-T959V using Tapatalk 2
     
  48. Bizarro Lois

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    Will you be dressed up? If you tell me what to look for, I'll keep an eye out for you. When I get to my pc I'll post a pic of what I'll be wearing. It shouldn't be easy to miss.
     
  49. Bizarro Lois

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    Here's what I'll be wearing:
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    I hope to see you there!
     
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