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by davemerrill
Mon May 25, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Zac Bertschy is dead
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Zac Bertschy is dead

it's terrible news that has hit a lot of my friends really hard. I didn't have a lot of interaction with him other than Twitter and being on the ANN podcast once, and sure, he had an insatiable appetite for midlist Hollywood dreck that was inexplicable, but he was a friend and I'm gonna miss him, an...
by davemerrill
Mon May 25, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: A-Kon 1997 report
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: A-Kon 1997 report

Comic book fandom was a separate fandom, for the most part. There was some cross over between the fandoms, and any large convention like the San Diego convention, or the Atlanta Fantasy Fair where I grew up, would have programming from comic books, SF movies and TV, gaming, and other areas. But the ...
by davemerrill
Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your memories of anime theatrical release?
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Your memories of anime theatrical release?

I wanna say that Wings Of Honneamise release was Manga Entertainment getting a 35mm print struck and distributing it to art-house and rep cinemas. It screened in Va Beach the weekend of the first Katsucon, and we did ditch the convention to see it, and I think the Atlanta screening was on the same r...
by davemerrill
Tue May 19, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your memories of anime theatrical release?
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Your memories of anime theatrical release?

I saw METROPOLIS at the Tara, which was kind of the go-to first-run art house theater for us for a while - that's where I saw AMADEUS and THE LAST EMPEROR and at least one Coen brothers film. I see the Tara is now a Regal Cinema. I guess the Lefont family got out of the theater business - they owned...
by davemerrill
Fri May 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your memories of anime theatrical release?
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Your memories of anime theatrical release?

I'm just going to say "Akira" during its first theatrical run in the US. The audience was excited, the theater was mostly full (Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, I believe they had four screens at the time) and apart from some nitpicking about the dub, the movie knocked everybody out, even those of us who'd ...
by davemerrill
Fri May 15, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: A-Kon 1997 report
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: A-Kon 1997 report

SF fandom was definitely a thing prior to Star Trek, but it was Star Trek - specifically the letter writing campaigns to keep the show from cancellation in its third season - that built a media fantasy fandom that was new and different. When the show went off the air, there was a network of fans alr...
by davemerrill
Fri May 01, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: An Overdue Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: An Overdue Introduction

Welcome to the forum!
by davemerrill
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: A-Kon 1997 report
Replies: 11
Views: 282

A-Kon 1997 report

there's no Project A-Kon this year, but you can soften the blow by reading the report from Project A-Kon 8 back in 1997 as only Let's Anime can report it - including beer, fistfights, and the Tale of The One-Legged Cigarette Bandit Of A-Kon 8!! https://letsanime.blogspot.com/2020/04/no-elvis-beatles...
by davemerrill
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Rise & Fall Of The Shogun Warriors
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Rise & Fall Of The Shogun Warriors

just wanna point your eyeballs at Mike Dent / Vintage Henshin's new video which is "The Rise And Fall Of The Shogun Warriors", a deep dive into the toy biz of the 70s in Japan & the US and how they collided to give 70s kids fun! It's really well made and covers a lot of fascinating territory, includ...
by davemerrill
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene

(meant to include this in my previous post) it's interesting that A-Kon could cancel and I didn't see it mentioned anywhere on my social medias, even the anime-con specific social medias. Is the convention just that far off the radar? Or is Texas enough of a market that sizeable conventions can happ...