Otakon (and some Jecy)
I am going to Otakon this year, as I have every year since 1994 (in other words, longer than a large percentage of the attendees have been alive). At this point, I mostly go to get autographs for my laserdiscs. But this year the guest lineup is… well, mostly newer folks in the industry, and there is very little I can get signed. Pretty much just Noboru Ishiguro, in fact.
Usually I bring an assistant with me to Otakon (aka my girlfriend) to help me obtain more autographs, but this year she will not be able to join me. I might be willing to pay someone to sit in line with me to get extra autographs, but I haven’t really decided on that yet. Considering the line to see him will be disrespectfully short it may not even be an issue.
I was actually thinking of bailing on Otakon this year – at this point they only show dubbed anime, and I used to spend the majority of the convention zipping from theatre to theate, but I consider dubs to be abomination and will not watch them. So now I mostly go for autographs, but right up until a few days ago they hadn’t announced any guests I had any interest in. Sad.
The translator and I are doing the final checks on Jecy 6, and I have just sent Jecy 7 to the translator to begin the final checks. So, 6 at very least will probably be out this week, and 7 should follow close behind.
And please don’t waste time leaving comments along the lines of, “But THIS dub is really great,” because you’re wrong.