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by labsenpai
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019

ACEN is Chicago. I referenced it because, like NYC Comic Con, it's a convention outside the West Coast that employs the 'Buy x amount of goods for an autograph' policy that is so popular here. The autographs I managed to get at ACEN last month didn't necessitate a merchandise purchase. Sure, you ha...
by labsenpai
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Katsuhiro Otomo to be guest of honor at Anime Expo 2019

I also see designer Sadamoto on the guest list; that pair is a major magnet for oldtaku attendees.
Too bad I never get an invite from family friends in Rancho Palos Verdes...
by labsenpai
Thu May 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Convention Appearances 2019

I had several twitter followers try to snag me one of the posters they were giving out, but those seem to have gotten snapped up pretty quickly, alas. At the Bean Bandit panel last year they also sold a ($20) promotional poster, which I think is the better of the two. I like how it was a combo of t...
by labsenpai
Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Convention Appearances 2019

After returning through a rainstorm that was like Lake Erie being flipped over onto the highway, I will present my short report on ACEN 2019. It will be focused on guest panels and signings, since there wasn't enough time to accomplish more. Now that our one popular midwest con is considered "BIG", ...
by labsenpai
Wed May 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Convention Appearances 2019

Because it drove us insane last year, ACEN is distributing autograph tickets one at a time again. Effectually, this means you must rejoin the ticket line if there are multiple signings to attend in one day. Or, you gamble on there being enough time to be included after attendees with tickets go ahea...
by labsenpai
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: battlin' fandoms
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: battlin' fandoms

Thankfully we started our own conventions, and most of these comic-Sf-fantasy conventions vanished. The ones that stuck around are still doing the same 1200 attendees every year, still presenting the same programming to the same graying, Rascal-scooter-riding audience. And that's not to say that we...
by labsenpai
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Kazuo Koike passes away at age 82.
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Kazuo Koike passes away at age 82.

RIP Sir!
Lone Wolf and Cub was the manga I started with back in the late 80s (with issues still boxed in my closet). I had to get it by mail order since I lived in a wasteland with no comic/game shops. I should acquire the rest of Crying Freeman.
by labsenpai
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Convention Appearances 2019

Share your plans for jumping back into the wait lines for noisy days of deculture! I still have some energetic cells after thirty years of this hobby so I'll be on the road at least once. I know some events (like early Katsucon) have already passed, but many more await us and our credit cards. Since...
by labsenpai
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Evangelion coming to Netflix! Spring 2019!
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Evangelion coming to Netflix! Spring 2019!

To this generation, Evangelion is just some old anime show with a whiny protagonist that today's 30-40 year olds were into back in the late 90s. NFLIX Producer: Lots of kids watched that Killing-la-Kills cartoon...now we need something to hook the paying parents. Damn Full House actress scandal is ...
by labsenpai
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade
Topic: WTB: Anime T-shirts from the 90's and earlier
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: WTB: Anime T-shirts from the 90's and earlier

The infamous late 90s ninja show...