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Unread 06-16-2012, 12:55 AM   #751
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Ruh roh! I'm hearing stories of people getting their hotel rooms relocated from one hotel to another. Anyone else getting this?
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Unread 06-16-2012, 01:11 AM   #752
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Ruh roh! I'm hearing stories of people getting their hotel rooms relocated from one hotel to another. Anyone else getting this?
I hadn't heard about that *is suddenly worried about the room group I'm in having that happen to us*

So AX announced their final schedules on FB...still looks like the same 'semi finalized schedule' they posted on Twitter last night. I see a lot of blank spots still as well as duplicated panels on different days. You know, this is the first year where it seems like I'm griping about AX more than looking forward to it :/
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Unread 06-16-2012, 01:19 AM   #753
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I hadn't heard about that *is suddenly worried about the room group I'm in having that happen to us*

So AX announced their final schedules on FB...still looks like the same 'semi finalized schedule' they posted on Twitter last night. I see a lot of blank spots still as well as duplicated panels on different days. You know, this is the first year where it seems like I'm griping about AX more than looking forward to it :/
Seriously, who the hell wants to listen to jokes from Marc Perez?
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Unread 06-16-2012, 01:26 AM   #754
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Seriously, who the hell wants to listen to jokes from Marc Perez?
Not me...I can think of other things I'd much rather do. I'd rather listen to Justin Bieber than listen to the SPJA CEO attempt to tell jokes (yeah, that's how much I'm against wasting my time with that nonsense)

On another note, someone confirmed that the double panels are not an error on the schedule and that some guest have requested multiple panels. Odd, but good though since I don't have to worry about missing Steve Blum's panel or the Vocaloid panel

EDIT: Scratch that, the Vocaloid panel is a two part panel...can't miss either one!
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Unread 06-16-2012, 05:52 AM   #755
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...Anyone notice the "Bad Jokes by SPJA CEO" panel at 5-5:30pm on Day 2?

I'm not interested in attending the panel, but I'd like to hear back from someone that goes, just to figure out whether or not this actually constitutes a panel. (Or if it's just kill time stuff, or some inside joke I'm missing.)
I noticed that too. I think it could be a inside joke that someone put up as a "temporary" filler until the slot can be filled.

However, if it was meant to be real panel, and it's not some sort of a bad joke, (Pun intended) then it's a very, very bad idea. The CEO Marc Perez doesn't exactly have a lot of fans among many of the AX attendees, and many aren't going to show up & waste 30 minutes of their time at the panel, just to see him attempt to become a comedian. (People come to see anime, manga & cosplay at AX. People don't come to AX to see Marc Perez.) His associates may laugh at his jokes, and tell him what he always wants to hear, but if his jokes fall flat, he may get booed off stage by the audience.

Unless it's been confirmed as a real panel, I still think that it's an inside joke, and a "temporary" filler. I don't think that it's a real panel.

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Unread 06-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #756
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Ruh roh! I'm hearing stories of people getting their hotel rooms relocated from one hotel to another. Anyone else getting this?
According to another thread, the people originally staying at the Omni have been relocated to the Kyoto Grand Hotel.

It's here.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #757
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According to another thread, the people originally staying at the Omni have been relocated to the Kyoto Grand Hotel.

It's here.
Never stayed in either hotel so I can't give my input about them, but I would have been pissed since they pulled that off two weeks before con. At least they got free shuttle service.

I'm also curious if it was just the group or pretty much all AX attendees that got moved?
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Unread 06-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #758
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I'm unclear on this myself. I would like to know what's going on with the SPJA's hotel liaison since we've had the sudden change in the JW's rate, and now it appears the Omni is ejecting some or all of their AX reservations into the Kyoto Grand.

I wouldn't want to take the shuttle ride through Skid Row every day. Not for me.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 05:59 PM   #759
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I noticed that too. I think it could be a inside joke that someone put up as a "temporary" filler until the slot can be filled.

However, if it was meant to be real panel, and it's not some sort of a bad joke, (Pun intended) then it's a very, very bad idea. The CEO Marc Perez doesn't exactly have a lot of fans among many of the AX attendees, and many aren't going to show up & waste 30 minutes of their time at the panel, just to see him attempt to become a comedian. (People come to see anime, manga & cosplay at AX. People don't come to AX to see Marc Perez.) His associates may laugh at his jokes, and tell him what he always wants to hear, but if his jokes fall flat, he may get booed off stage by the audience.

Unless it's been confirmed as a real panel, I still think that it's an inside joke, and a "temporary" filler. I don't think that it's a real panel.
I can just imagine some unruly people interrupting his "jokes" and using the panel to try to vent about X Games, hotel gripes, ticket prices, etc, making it into a big awkward mess. I hope it's a placeholder for a (apparently really short) 'real' panel, or that it at least just runs peacefully.


As for the hotel issues, I'm staying at the Bonaventure, so I wasn't affected. Would be pretty flustered/upset if they suddenly up and changed my reservation to a completely different hotel at this point though.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 06:18 PM   #760
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I can just imagine some unruly people interrupting his "jokes" and using the panel to try to vent about X Games, hotel gripes, ticket prices, etc, making it into a big awkward mess. I hope it's a placeholder for a (apparently really short) 'real' panel, or that it at least just runs peacefully.
Well, one other possibility is that by the end of the joke's punch line, you may hear dead silence from the audience & crickets chirping.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #761
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Well, one other possibility is that by the end of the joke's punch line, you may hear dead silence from the audience & crickets chirping.
That too. Super awkward way to spend 30 minutes of con time = No thank you.
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Unread 06-17-2012, 02:00 AM   #762
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i had a question about the main event tickets. i purchased Lisa Concert tickets then printed out the ticket thing will that be it or will i need to scan it at AX to get the real ticket like we do with the badges? hope it made sense.
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It would be interesting if the bad joke panel really is the Roasting of Marc Perez...
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Unread 06-17-2012, 03:28 AM   #764
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i had a question about the main event tickets. i purchased Lisa Concert tickets then printed out the ticket thing will that be it or will i need to scan it at AX to get the real ticket like we do with the badges? hope it made sense.
Nope, the printed copy of your ticket should be all that you need.

I hope someone here reports on that 'panel' because I sure as heck have no desire to waste 30 minutes sitting through what I perceive to be a waste of valuable con time
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Unread 06-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #765
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i had a question about the main event tickets. i purchased Lisa Concert tickets then printed out the ticket thing will that be it or will i need to scan it at AX to get the real ticket like we do with the badges? hope it made sense.
I would say check with the AX information desk, or when you pick up your badge at the registration desk booth, you can ask them if the print out is good enough. (Be sure to bring the printed copy with you when you are inquiring at the desk, and to print out 2-3 copies just in case, one gets lost.)


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It would be interesting if the bad joke panel really is the Roasting of Marc Perez...
If that Marc Perez panel is indeed real, and it is a "roasting", then I don't think too many fans would show up. (Or if they do, it's because they have serious issues with his SPJA leadership.) His associates would certainly show up, and they would most likely clap, cheer & laugh at any of his jokes, but many of the fans won't. (His associates may try to entice the crowd to laugh & cheer with them, but if it's not funny, the audience isn't going to laugh, no matter what they do.)

And unlike the AX forums, you can't control/censor what the fans in the audience are going to think & say when it is "Live". (You'll also have a mass exodus of fans in the audience, if they keep getting kicked out for expressing their concerns, or they aren't laughing hard enough at his jokes.)

Hmm..Maybe they could even put "Ren-tan" & Peter Ngo to be the cheerleaders in the front, and have them both hold up a big cue sign to the audience that says "Laugh", "Cheer", "Applause", or "Standing Ovation".


As I said before, the fans didn't come to AX see Marc Perez. They came to see anime, manga, cosplay, and the various anime & manga guests of honor.


A "roasting" event like this should have been held at the SPJA office, or behind closed doors. It is really a bad idea to do this in public. (I don't know if this is some sort of "damage control" thing to repair Marc Perez's image among the fans.)


But then again, there is the possibility that this panel is not real, and it was just written as a "temporary filler".


On things of a different note....

Just as a quick reminder to everyone.

If your cosplay gathering is located in the South Hall entrance, and it is on the very same time as the car rally course race, (Which will pass by the South Hall entrance) it will be really, really LOUD. It will be so LOUD, that you will not be able to hear the instructions of the cosplay gathering leaders. (At last year's X-Games, the sound of the racing cars could be heard for blocks away, and some of the crew were wearing ear plugs.)

Also, the cars leave a very big trail of dust, and that dust of smoke WILL hit the South Hall entrance.

It is strongly recommended to check the X-Games schedule, to see if there is a car rally race going on at the same time as your cosplay gathering. If your gathering is on the same time as the car race, you can also opt to move out of the South Hall entrance, and find another alternate location.

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