1st Ever Anime Boston Panelist Dinner! Read & RSVP!

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1st Ever Anime Boston Panelist Dinner! Read & RSVP!

Post by Xias » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:44 am

Similar to the AMV Dinner that’s hosted every year, I’m proud to announce the first ever Anime Boston Panelist Dinner at this year’s con! This is something I’ve talked over doing with Kate (the head of panels) for the past year and she’s been very supportive, so we’re going forward with the idea. If there’s enough interest we hope to make this a yearly tradition, again similar to the annual AMV Dinner!

So here’s the important info:

WHEN: Thursday, March 29th at 7:15 pm
WHERE: Wagamama in the Prudential Center
WHO: Any panelists, past or present, or panel staff, plus any guests
PLEASE: Bring cash! We will not be able to split card payments, so you MUST bring cash if you plan to order anything!

I’m hoping this will be a chance for all of us panelists to connect and share tips and stories; whether you’re an experienced returning vet, a retired former panelist, or a brand new panelist presenting for the first time this year, we can all learn from each other! Most of all I think it will be a fun time for all!

PLEASE make sure to RSVP by replying to this thread! I will need to have a head count to make our reservation by about that Monday (March 26th). Just reply if you’d like to come and state if you’ll be bringing any guests, and if so how many. I will also be cross-posting this to the AB Facebook group, but if any of you know of any other places to share this, please feel free! Thanks again and I hope to see you at the con!
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Post by tehscribbles » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:28 am

Count me in! I love Wagamama! :D
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Post by Painted_Outlaw » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:41 pm

Seconded, this sounds like a lot of fun. I'll likely be at the Hynes that day anyway to pick up my badge so I could just hang around for a few hours until then.
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Post by H. Guderian » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:26 pm

I was wondering if I should make the thread, as I do recall there was some chatter about it after the con last year. So certainly I shall try to attend and poke some other panelists about it that don't come by the forums/media often.

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Post by Xias » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:11 pm

Slight modification to my original post- my Amtrak train time was changed (got a notice about it but forgot till I checked) so I made the dinner for 7:15 just to make sure I had enough time to check in and get my badge before the dinner. I doubt the extra 15 minutes is a big deal to anyone but just wanted to let you know. Glad to see we’ve already had some signups; please be sure to let me know if you plan to bring any guests as well!
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Post by H. Guderian » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:02 pm

I've got a panelist pal who hasn't posted in here directly, but will also be around.

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Post by Aurabolt » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:55 pm

I always go to Wagamama pre-Con myself ^_^

...I will be there. We can celebrate my birthday again, too =D
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Post by GeoFreak » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:21 pm

First-time panelist and my first post! I'll plan on attending, since I'll be there to pick up my badge. Looking forward to it!
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Post by Xias » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:31 pm

Geo I hope I’m able to attend your panel! Been to Japan twice and love their train system!
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Post by kazesenken » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:19 pm

i would be interested in joining the dinner. 1st time panelist at AB, but was a panelist in other smaller cons.

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Post by Xias » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:23 pm

kazesenken wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:19 pm
i would be interested in joining the dinner. 1st time panelist at AB, but was a panelist in other smaller cons.
Please feel welcome to join us!
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Post by Mike Toole » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:08 am

Rea Konecki passed this invite my way. I'm in-- see y'all in six days! Hope everyone is ready :)

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Post by dariuswashington999 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:30 am

Sure. I'd like to join as well.
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Post by Xias » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:00 pm

Glad we have more people coming! I’ll be making the reservation on Tuesday so last call will be about 1 pm eastern that day. Please remember to let me know if you’re bringing any guests and PLEASE remember to bring cash, thank you!
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Post by tetsujin » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:27 pm

I'm planning to attend (though I'll be traveling into town after work - and I also need to pick up my badge, which ends at 8:30, and put my work in the art show - which will be possible from 8-9) - so, I'll figure it out I guess!

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Post by Aurabolt » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:40 pm

...Should be interesting. It's my custom to eat at Wagamama Pre-Con every year the night before. So, I will be there regardless.
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Post by Xias » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:47 pm

Absolute last call on this before I make the reservation tomorrow morning!
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Post by Painted_Outlaw » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10 pm

Dropping a heads-up in that I'm likely going to run a few minutes late. Not because of badges, that I'll have covered, but around the start of this, I just have to make a small errand at B&N then I'll head right over.

I just didn't want anyone thinking I ditched when I have zero interest in missing out.
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Post by tetsujin » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:38 am

I'm not going to be able to make it after all. Have some unfinished panel prep still that I've got to get squared away tonight.

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Post by kazesenken » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:48 pm

What name will the reservation be under?

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Post by Xias » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:50 pm

John Carroll. Hopefully if we’re all on time we can meet right outside the place inside the mall, I’ll be wearing a black shirt with purple lettering.
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Post by tehscribbles » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:02 pm

Just getting some programming stuff finish and I should be there soon! :)
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Post by Xias » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:53 pm

Thank you to everyone who came to this! We got a way bigger turnout than I even expected and it was awesome, we’ll definitely try to make this a yearly staple from now on!
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Post by EliahNebb » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:31 pm

I couldn't make it this time, but maybe I'll be there next year. Hope it was fun!

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Post by Aurabolt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:07 am

I was there but due to how crowded it was, I got takeout. The line stretched all the way to Pinkberry and it was Pre-Con.

...Post-Con dinner, anyone?
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Post by Xias » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:10 am

We had a reservation so they sat us right away, we didn’t have to wait. Just an fyi for anyone else who might have seen the line and gone home, we actually did not have to wait in it.
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