Otakon 2018 "UnOfficial" Photoshoots and Gatherings

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#1 ashentrees on 9 months ago

[CENTER][B]Welcome back for this year's
"UnOfficial" Otakon Gatherings and Meetups![/B]

As for locations this year, here's some suggestions:
-Marriott Marquis Lobby Sculpture
-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Park
-Mt. Vernon Sq/7th Street Station
And more!

Unfortunately, Carnegie Library seems to be under construction, so is unavailable this year.

[U]Of course, any location in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is completely at the discretion of the Otakorp Inc. and they may ask you to leave.[/U]


[B]You may [U]MAY NOT[/U] request the following THROUGH THIS WEBSITE:
-L STREET NORTH LOBBY
-9TH STREET ATRIUM
-GRAND SOUTH EAST LOBBY
-L STREET BRIDGE
Those are Official Otakon Locations, and you can request them [URL="https://www.otakon.com/activities/cosplay-coordination/"]here[/URL].[/B]



TO MAKE A REQUEST:
[COLOR="darkgreen"]1. [COLOR="darkgreen"]Please leave a comment with your:
-Fandom/Subject
-Day of your Meetup/Gathering
-Time
-Duration
-Link URL if possible for an event page

2. I will respond as soon as possible to confirm your request. POSTS WILL BE BY FIRST COMMENT, FIRST SERVE. If someone comments before you for a time, they have dibs over it before you.

3. If you need to change any information about your event, please try to BEFORE it happens.


[U]Rules[/U]

1. Please no bullying/rude comments. We have plenty of meetup areas this year that can accommodate large groups.

2. Try to limit a fandom to a maximum of two times a day. For example, Boku no Hero can meetup at 4:00pm and 9:00pm, but try not to have Boku no Hero meetup at 4:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm.

3. An "UnOfficial" Meetup can ABSOLUTELY NOT meetup at the same location as an "Official" one.

4. Any meetup made inside the Convention Center that is not an "Official" one is under authority of Otakorp Inc. They have full control over the building, and can cancel or move your location if it's deemed a problem.

5. If you must contact me privately, PLEASE DO SO ON COSPLAY.COM! Please don't message me via my Facebook or Website, as I use them for other reasons than for the meetups. Thanks!


Here's the link for the schedule, with a map!:
[U][URL="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gtMIBVkfCwupLTXPxcmZJc8GLm4GgAmAwYwu-yhHBfo/edit?usp=sharing"]CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE AND MAP[/URL][/U][/CENTER]

#2 ashentrees on 7 months ago

[U]Frequently Asked Questions:[/U]

My group is large. What spaces are best for my group?
I would say any large size group is NOT suitable for the following locations: Marriott Marquis Lobby Sculpture, and the Mt. Vernon Sq/7th Street Station. All other locations are great for big groups, and small as well!

What's "UnOfficial" versus "Official"?
Official Meetups and Gatherings are organized through Otakon and Otakorp Inc. and they have specific locations where they deem photoshoots and gatherings to fit. These gatherings are also then listed through the Official Otakon.com website, and sometimes even on the schedules themselves.
UnOfficial Meetups are those that are not organized through Otakon and Otakorp Inc. and will not appear on any official Otakon website or schedule. Typically, if your photoshoot request through Otakon.com is denied, you can always organize an "UnOfficial" Meetup through here.

Are all the listed locations outside?
As of now, all the locations are outside EXCEPT for the Marriott Marquis Lobby Sculpture.

Can I request a location not listed?
Yes, you certainly may. But, any location requested that is in the Convention Center is at the discretion of Otakorp Inc. and they may ask you to leave or move. The listed areas in the first post are areas that do not interfere with their policies and are not a fire hazard. If you are planning to host something in the convention center, I advise you to have a backup area, in case or the convention asks you to leave if it blocks traffic, becomes a fire hazard, etc.

The time slots on the spreadsheet are confusing. What does it mean?
If a meetup is on the line of a time, it means it starts at that time. If there is a Naruto meetup on the 3:00pm spot, then it starts at 3:00pm. If a gathering is more than one box long on the spreadsheet, that means that the shoot is longer than an hour, and ends when the boxes stop.

I'm not on my computer. Can I see the spreadsheet on my phone?
Yes, there is a mobile version! If you have the Google Sheets app, you can even bring this bad boy to the convention with you as well!

Can I share a location with another gathering at the same time?
All of the locations are shareable, except for the ones listed above that cannot accommodate large groups (SEE ABOVE). You're more than welcome to share a space, however we have an ample amount of space this year, so feel free to choose another as well!

Why can't I personally access the spreadsheet and make changes?
I am the only one allowed access to edit the file, that way no one deletes any requested meetups and such. However, if I want to host an "UnOfficial" meetup, I also follow the rules listed in the first post as well! (I usually run Official ones though...)

#3 ashentrees on 7 months ago

UnOfficial Meetups and Gatherings are now open! Remember, all requests are first come, first serve.

#4 BeatTheRudie on 7 months ago

Requesting!
Friday and Saturday night
In the convention across from Sbarros
Overwatch pajama party
Friday 10pm to 1am
Saturday 8pm to 11pm

My Tumblr: angelicangelaziegler
Twitter: AnngelaZiegler
Instagram: witchoftthewilds

#5 Flare13 on 7 months ago

Yona of the Dawn
Carnegie Library Lawn
Saturday 1pm-2pm

[url]https://www.facebook.com/events/580479238975907/[/url]

#6 Ayaka456 on 7 months ago

Tokyo ghoul
Friday night
Carnegie library west
7pn-8pm

https://m.facebook.com/events/1713045072082752/?acontext={"ref":"2","ref_dashboard_filter":"hosting","action_history":"null"}&ref=bookmarks

#7 ashentrees on 7 months ago

[QUOTE=BeatTheRudie;5066483]Requesting!
Friday and Saturday night
In the convention across from Sbarros
Overwatch pajama party
Friday 10pm to 1am
Saturday 8pm to 11pm

My Tumblr: angelicangelaziegler
Twitter: AnngelaZiegler
Instagram: witchoftthewilds[/QUOTE]

Added!

#8 ashentrees on 7 months ago

[QUOTE=Flare13;5066531]Yona of the Dawn
Carnegie Library Lawn
Saturday 1pm-2pm

[url]https://www.facebook.com/events/580479238975907/[/url][/QUOTE]

Added!

#9 ashentrees on 7 months ago

[QUOTE=Ayaka456;5066617]Tokyo ghoul
Friday night
Carnegie library west
7pn-8pm

https://m.facebook.com/events/1713045072082752/?acontext={"ref":"2","ref_dashboard_filter":"hosting","action_history":"null"}&ref=bookmarks[/QUOTE]

Added!

#10 Darkneko666 on 6 months ago

Hi there the Disney crew would like Friday and Saturday afternoon at 1pm at. The library front

#11 ashentrees on 6 months ago

[QUOTE=Darkneko666;5066683]Hi there the Disney crew would like Friday and Saturday afternoon at 1pm at. The library front[/QUOTE]

Added!

#12 octomaidly on 6 months ago

Yu-Gi-Oh! All Series would like to take Marriott Marquis Lobby Sculpture on Friday for 2-3PM and Saturday for 6-7PM

#13 Ayaka456 on 6 months ago

Fairy tail
Saturday
Mt.vernon methodist church park
4pm-5pm

https://m.facebook.com/events/610940769272355?acontext={"ref":"2","ref_dashboard_filter":"upcoming","action_history":"[{\"surface\":\"dashboard\",\"mechanism\":\"main_list\",\"extra_data\":[]},{\"surface\":\"create_dialog\",\"mechanism\":\"user_create_dialog\",\"extra_data\":[]}]"}&ref=bookmarks&_rdr

#14 ashentrees on 6 months ago

[QUOTE=octomaidly;5066833]Yu-Gi-Oh! All Series would like to take Marriott Marquis Lobby Sculpture on Friday for 2-3PM and Saturday for 6-7PM[/QUOTE]

Added!

#15 ashentrees on 6 months ago

[QUOTE=Ayaka456;5066837]Fairy tail
Saturday
Mt.vernon methodist church park
4pm-5pm

https://m.facebook.com/events/610940769272355?acontext={"ref":"2","ref_dashboard_filter":"upcoming","action_history":"[{\"surface\":\"dashboard\",\"mechanism\":\"main_list\",\"extra_data\":[]},{\"surface\":\"create_dialog\",\"mechanism\":\"user_create_dialog\",\"extra_data\":[]}]"}&ref=bookmarks&_rdr[/QUOTE]

Added!