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by davemerrill
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 109
Views: 8054

Re: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?

By the way, recently I got into a twitter conversation about notable anime fan community personalities no longer with us, and we sort of crowd-sourced this list, which is in no particular order. Mike Horne Owen Hannifen Eclare Hannifen Derek Wakefield Dan Baker Jeff Thompson Peter Fernandez William ...
by davemerrill
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: AWA 25th anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: AWA 25th anniversary

I know Matt Murray and some other folks were shooting video at AWA 1996, but I don't think there's any footage of that panel, sorry.
by davemerrill
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: AWA 25th anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: AWA 25th anniversary

awa96 vendors.jpg AWA 1996 vendors hall awa96cosp.jpg AWA 1996 cosplay contest awa96panel.jpg AWA 1996 panel - from left to right, Steve Bennett, Lorraine Savage, Neil Nadelman, Carl Horn, Robert Woodhead patlaborrrrawa96.jpg Jeff Tatarek's Patlabor costume; next to him is Jeff Roe; both were Birmi...
by davemerrill
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Figures/Models & Other Misc. Merchandise
Topic: Anime for View-Master?
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Anime for View-Master?

I have a View-Master reel of Voltron images, I think that qualifies. Japan had their own version of the Fisher-Price Movie Viewer that many Americans of a certain age remember fondly - https://flashbak.com/no-batteries-required-remembering-fisher-price-movie-viewer-1973-49908/ - and I know there wer...
by davemerrill
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: AWA 25th anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: AWA 25th anniversary

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AWA 1995 badge
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AWA model kit art demo by Bill Mayo
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Lauren Forrester as Kahm from Outlanders (Steve H. photo)
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AWA 1995's hotel, the Castlegate (Steve H. photo)
by davemerrill
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: AWA 25th anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 279

AWA 25th anniversary

Lloyd Carter and I did some panels at the past AWA reflecting on 25 years of the convention, and here are some of the photos we used to illustrate our talk: awa95 cosplay.jpg the costume contest at AWA 1 awa95 cosplay2.jpg me and Nettie Hayden as Cyborg 003 awa95steve.jpg Steve Harrison during AWA 1...
by davemerrill
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: AWA 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: AWA 2019

Now that the con is over and our big road trip has ended and we're back home, I can process how the convention went, for me at least. And it was a lot of fun! A lot of regulars couldn't make it due to Real Life, but they were more than replaced by new fans crowding up the place. The date shift meant...
by davemerrill
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 109
Views: 8054

Re: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?

_D_, I think I know Phil Gilliam, he was living in Tennessee and was part of the local SF scene when I got into organized fandom in the mid 1980s. I think some of my earliest anime tapes were copies of copies of copies that you probably swapped with him. As far as I know he's still doing fan stuff i...
by davemerrill
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Yahoo groups going bye bye
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Yahoo groups going bye bye

if Yahoo had just sold the whole thing to Google, I think things might have worked out better. On the other hand, Google has had its share of social media failures (G+ being a notable example). Apparently the email functionality of the Yahoo Groups will remain, which is a best case scenario; the act...
by davemerrill
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Yahoo groups going bye bye
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Yahoo groups going bye bye

If you were involved in the Yahoo Groups system of mailing lists and groups, well, in a few days no new content will be allowed, and in December they're going away entirely. Yahoo is shutting the whole thing down. This isn't too surprising. If you have anything you want on any of those groups, now's...