Extra Money to be Used for Big Name Guests
Otakon is contemplating a $5 increase to the registration fee for Otakon 2005 in order to bring in " a major star -- like someone your dad would recognize."
Examples given included asian action stars like Jackie Chan
, Jet Li and Sammo Hung, as well as "mega-stars of anime" such as Hayao Miyazaki
, Rumiko Takahashi
and Megumi Hayashibara
To this effect, Otakon is running a poll
to see what convention attendees think of the issue. The poll is only open to people who are registered for the Otakon BBS or mailing list.
Thanks to Kun Sun Sweeley for this news.