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by mbanu
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Are They Now: Ashanti Miller of C/FO Hayward
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Where Are They Now: Ashanti Miller of C/FO Hayward

Now a professional artist and animator.

Art blog: https://animatressmedia.wordpress.com/blog/
by mbanu
Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Are They Now: Todd Allis of Japanimation USA
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Where Are They Now: Todd Allis of Japanimation USA

Involved with Japanimation USA out of Fullerton, California, and (it seems) an American Itasha pioneer. :D

Old homepage: http://anysize.org/~ashi/
New Twitter: https://twitter.com/toddashi
by mbanu
Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Old-school cosplay you wish you had a photo of?
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Old-school cosplay you wish you had a photo of?

Was watching the first Urusei Yatsura movie and suddenly realized how great it would be if someone cosplayed as the fat-bird mailman on the little bicycle. :D

Are there any old-school cosplays you wish you had a photo of?
by mbanu
Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: C/FO's 45th anniversary?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: C/FO's 45th anniversary?

It kind of says something about the C/FO's legacy to consider that when that first wave of uncut, subtitled anime hit American video stores in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the C/FO had almost nothing to do with it. None of the companies that localized anime - CPM/USMC, AnimEigo, the Right Stuf.,...
by mbanu
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: C/FO's 45th anniversary?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: C/FO's 45th anniversary?

the C/FO is certainly part of the anime fandom scene of the time, but it wasn't the only club. There are plenty of anime fans still alive from the late 1970s and the 1980s who accomplished interesting and influential things in the fandom and who were never part of the C/FO. Might just be me, but as...
by mbanu
Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The 1976 New York Star Trek Convention aka DisasterCon
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: The 1976 New York Star Trek Convention aka DisasterCon

It surprised me though that that late into the 70s and Trekkies were still being seen as weirdos, even to other SF fans. Guess that TNG and the movies was when the mythologicalizing of TOS became a thing. If I had to guess, I would guess that the lack of home video is what made it weird, because th...
by mbanu
Sat Jul 09, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: C/FO's 45th anniversary?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: C/FO's 45th anniversary?

I am slowly starting to wonder, what can be said about the C/FO that hasn't already? I suppose someone could write up an intro paragraph and then link the various media floating around as an anniversary index. It's impact is important but it's felt so distantly through so many other threads, it rea...
by mbanu
Sat Jun 04, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Can anyone please help my article on the fall of C/FO?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Can anyone please help my article on the fall of C/FO?

Congrats! Not sure if it is a typo or my own ignorance, but did you mean to say the first C/FO was started in Chicago? The standard story is that it started in Los Angeles, but the only non-Fred people I know of who talked about Fred before the C/FO were connected to his sci-fi fandom hobby and the ...
by mbanu
Fri May 20, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: C/FO's 45th anniversary?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

C/FO's 45th anniversary?

Fred Patten put it this way in Watching Anime, Reading Manga : The Cartoon/Fantasy Organization held its first monthly meeting on Saturday, May 21, 1977, coincidentally the same weekend that Star Wars was released. The anniversary of American anime fandom is usually dated from the beginning of this ...