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by davemerrill
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade
Topic: WTB: Japanese Manga Magazine Back Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: WTB: Japanese Manga Magazine Back Issues

I only have one Sunday from 1983, but I want to keep it! I love the older weeklies/monthlies.
by davemerrill
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nothing of Consequence
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Nothing of Consequence

I have some DVDs like that too, they're right there on the shelf waiting for me to watch them, still waiting for the right time to sit down and give them the attention they deserve. There's always something else newer or more time-sensitive ("gotta watch this before everyone spoils it for me" or "th...
by davemerrill
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1574

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

Just got back from AnimeNEXT and it's a 13K attendance show that feels busy but not rushed. Lots of extremely anime-specific programming, and that's on purpose, they're trying to keep it focused on Japanese animation. I feel like this is the kind of show that fits nicely into the sweet spot of being...
by davemerrill
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: AnimeNEXT
Replies: 0
Views: 40

AnimeNEXT

AnimeNEXT is happening this weekend in Atlantic City NJ and Shain and I are gonna be making one of our rare (okay, first ever) Jersey shore appearances at the con, doing some panels and some boardwalk walkin' and maybe some one armed bandit gambling. Maybe. Anyway here's what we're up to, and if you...
by davemerrill
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1574

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

I think I just spent an entire paragraph detailing how Hollywood was indeed after the nerd dollar, so I don't know that I'm kidding myself about anything. As far as the "magic number" of attendees being 30K or less, well, I guess it's a good thing that very few anime cons are larger than that - most...
by davemerrill
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1574

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

I want to echo Guyver I's sentiments as to the continuing "fan" nature of the anime cons, thank goodness the Hollywood money went towards the comic-cons and away from the Japanese cartoons. You can see wanna-be "comic cons" starting up all over the map, all angling for those mythical Hefty bags full...
by davemerrill
Thu May 24, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Anime North 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Anime North 2018

We're packing up and getting ready to head down to the TCC/Delta for that Anime North thing! I'm gonna be doing a bunch of stuff and so I put it all in one handy image. AN_PROMO_ME.jpg I will also be sitting in on Dubs Time Forgot on Sunday and maybe the Yamato panel on Saturday if Tim needs any add...
by davemerrill
Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Anime Cincinnati?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Anime Cincinnati?

2004 was the last Sugoicon I attended. That was their second year in the convention center on the Kentucky side of the river, and it felt to me like they'd overextended themselves. By that time most of my friends on staff had moved on to other things, and the people that WERE on staff didn't really ...
by davemerrill
Tue May 22, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Anime Cincinnati?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Anime Cincinnati?

Dana Weaver went on to be the con chair of SugoiCon, a Cincy area anime convention that lasted from 2000-2012. Dana lives in Taiwan now. From my understanding, the people running the club were tired of running the club and wanted to pass the duties on to a new administration -so they posted in the c...
by davemerrill
Sun May 20, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Collecting anime film prints - Starzan!
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Collecting anime film prints - Starzan!

I'm sure Fred Patten knows the story, if there's any story other than Tatsunoko aggressively marketing their shows to a worldwide audience. They were always on top of their game when it came to putting their product out there. I mean, they basically sold Gatchaman three times, that's a neat trick if...