Being Social: the Weekend of 07.29.11‏

28 Jul

Really, you shouldn’t be doing anything other than going to Otakon this weekend if you live anywhere near DC or Baltimore.  And if you’re coming into town for this con, let me know!  I’ve been prepping for this con for the past couple of weeks, hence the lack of posts.  I’ll try and do more soon, including a recap of the con!

Otakon 2011

This year's theme: NASCAR?

(For the unaware, Otakon is a Convention of the Otaku generation, aka MASSIVE ANIME GATHERING. This consists of screenings of anime, panels on every interest imaginable, costumes, contests, and tons of stuff to buy.  There will likely be around 30,000anime fans in Baltimore for this, and it centers around the Convention Center, though Otaku also take over 1st Mariner Arena and the Inner Harbour with their festivities.  Even if you don’t buy a ticket to enter the convention center, just walking around near this place will be sure to yield a ton of costumed anime geeks.)
 
For those of you unable to attend, there isn’t much going on in DC. Here’s what I found:

July 30

12-8pm

Hipster Camp at the Capitol Skyline hotelIf you ever wanted to say you’re trendy, go for a bout of immersion at this really strange pool party. Maybe youll find something you were a fan of for years before it was cool.  Yeah. (via WaPo)

1pm

Rockstar Mayhem Festival at Jiffy Lube Live will feature Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeath, Machine Head, In Flames, Trivium and more. Woohoo \m/   (via WaPo)

7pm

Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona at FedEx Field. If you wanted to see European soccer without the danger involved in massive fan rivalries, youve got a chance in Landover, Maryland this weekend.  (via WaPo)

Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh

July 31

11am

You may not have heard of the Washington Kastles, a really odd celebrity tennis team, but at their stadium
this weekend there will be a Celebrity Soccer Challenge.  Check the website to see if you know anyone playing.  And even if you don’t, it’s for charity, right?  (via WaPo)

8pm

Like I said, I didn’t find much to do. Your last option is to see Dolly Parton in concert at Wolf Trap. Yee-hah!

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One Response to “Being Social: the Weekend of 07.29.11‏”

  1. Lloyd Irvin 2 May 2013 at 4:59 pm #

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