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by davemerrill
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3912

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

probably going to be having a social time get together Saturday night 9-ish, everybody track me down at AWA and I'll let you know where (don't know yet myself)!
by davemerrill
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Did the Pokemon boom affected you?
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Did the Pokemon boom affected you?

when Time Magazine did a story on Pokemon in 1999, one of their writers called me to ask us about the Japanese animation convention scene. It was pretty cool to see a national magazine mention our convention. I took my friend Grant's kid to see the first Pokemon movie and it was still fairly rare to...
by davemerrill
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3912

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

been absolutely slammed getting ready for this show. See you guys at AWA next week! NEXT WEEK
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by davemerrill
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Anime BBS scene
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Anime BBS scene

There were anime-themed BBS systems across America. The one in Atlanta that I was a part of was called 'SD-BBS' and was started by a friend of mine named Gary. At one point its server was in the basement of the house I was living in, and it used our second telephone line. I have a flyer for it aroun...
by davemerrill
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nothing of Consequence
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: Nothing of Consequence

I totally agree about there always being people with bigger and better collections around somewhere. Back in the early 1990s my anime club was doing anime rooms at all the local conventions, having regular meetings, copying tapes for everybody and generally being the go-to people in town for anythin...
by davemerrill
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: The format which anime was brought from Japan to America
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: The format which anime was brought from Japan to America

Not knowing Japanese was a big difficulty for fans at the time. Occasionally some fans with a degree of familiarity with the language would write descriptions of movies and TV shows in English, and these would be published in fanzines, newsletters, or convention guides like the 1986 Baycon guide, wh...
by davemerrill
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: The format which anime was brought from Japan to America
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: The format which anime was brought from Japan to America

I can't speak for the 60s or 70s, but in the 1980s, Americans would trade VHS or Beta tapes across the Pacific with Japanese pen pals, or American friends living in Japan. The Japanese would get US TV shows, and we'd get Japanese TV shows. In some cases Americans would just send money and on the Jap...
by davemerrill
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Figures/Models & Other Misc. Merchandise
Topic: DIY Framing for Anime Posters
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: DIY Framing for Anime Posters

my uncle owned a frame shop back when I was in college, and I worked there part time for a while, and I did not frame NEARLY enough of my own pieces while I had the opportunity. I miss having access to the miter saw, especially. I've had success with Ikea frames of different sizes, though, they seem...
by davemerrill
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Captain Galaxy Harlock Express
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Captain Galaxy Harlock Express

Back in '09 I wrote a piece for Otaku USA about the '78 Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 TV series, and for this latest Let's Anime column I dusted that one off, gave it an updating, and here it is: http://letsanime.blogspot.com/2018/07/cosmic-corsairs-and-galactic-railroads.html Since I wrote...
by davemerrill
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return

the Lucy Maude Montgomery estate would rather crank out endless Anne sequels and bad domestic animated adaptations, rather than give people what they really want.

We did see an Anne Of Green Gables display at the CNE one year that managed to work in some Japanese Anne merchandise.