After some mishaps and a long car ride, I have returned alive from Otakon 1999. I had a great time and I'll hopefully have some more specific comments up soon. In the meantime, the Baltimore Sun has two articles about the convention, one written the day before the convention started, and the other written the day after. By all accounts, the convention was a great success. Attendance estimates are in excess of 4500 paying members, not including staff and support personnel.