Hey Front Row Crew, I'm relatively new to the boards. I don't post as much as I should. But I've been a listener since I picked up a little paper at last years Otakon advertising GeekNights (so your paper ads do work!).
I submitted a DJ demo last year but my mixing was not at the skill it is now and I was thus denied. But this year I was one of 11 lucky DJs chosen.
Rym and Scott, you guys often say that the Otakon dances are no where near the quality of Katsucon's. Having attended Katsukon for the first time this past year (where I went to your geki-ga panel and met Viga) I concur. I heard DDR music and I was like woah this is fun! So why couldn't Otakon be this way? It can. This year I hope to be the Otakon DJ you've been waiting for.
The problem is Otakon gets just Baltimore/DC area DJs. Which is completely fine, I love dance music and the DC clubbing scene. The problem is that they are not fans of anime, gaming, various rants and tomfoolery. So the music will sometimes seem out of touch with the Otaku crowd. I respect these guys and I am privileged to be among them. They regularly play clubs all over DC and Baltimore, and I am just a bedroom/party DJ whose biggest DJ accomplishment is playing my high school's prom.
So this year I hope to see you all dancing your asses off at this year's OtaDance. And I promise you'll recognize many tunes. Rym, Scott, and I have similar interests so you may hear a few things that only the people on this forum will recognize.
I only hope there is no Rym&Scott panel during my timeslot!
See you there!