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by davemerrill
Wed May 22, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 69
Views: 2801

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

at the time, the 1986 Baycon anime room program guide was pretty much the Bible for anime fans. It was very well regarded indeed. The Baycon guide was the best and most comprehensive English-language guide to the most popular Japanese animation films and TV shows, period, unsurpassed until Helen McC...
by davemerrill
Thu May 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Convention Appearances 2019

speaking of autographs, last weekend horror manga artist Junji Ito was at TCAF in Toronto. There were autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Wristbands for autographs were distributed starting at 9am each morning, and I believe they were limited to 100 per day. The line for the Saturday wristban...
by davemerrill
Thu May 16, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 69
Views: 2801

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

The first time I became aware of Toren Smith was seeing his name as one of the editors of the 1986 Baycon anime room program guide, and I believe his work in localizing manga via Studio Proteus started soon afterwards. Toren passed away a few years back, but his Livejournal is still there, and I'm s...
by davemerrill
Mon May 13, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: battlin' fandoms
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: battlin' fandoms

I'm very much a "big tent" kind of thinker now, but when we started AWA in 1995 we had to be very direct about our Japanese animation mission statement when presenting the convention to the wider fandom world. There was an expectation at the time that every fan convention was going to have similar e...
by davemerrill
Tue May 07, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Anime North 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Anime North 2019

the topic of Japanese comics based on Western properties would probably be a great panel topic by itself; Shigeru Mizuki drew Plastic Man manga, Takao Saito did James Bond manga, Jiro Kuwata famously drew Batman, I'm sure there have been dozens if not hundreds of iterations of American characters dr...
by davemerrill
Tue May 07, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Animanga Nuzu
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Animanga Nuzu

If I hadn't been a member of Animanga APA a year or so before this BBS zine, I'd think this was the earliest use of the word "Animanga"...
by davemerrill
Mon May 06, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Are They Now: Claude J. Pelletier of Protoculture Addicts
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Where Are They Now: Claude J. Pelletier of Protoculture Addicts

I see at "animecons.com" that Pelletier last attended Anime North in 2008, which means we were at the same convention at the same time, but we never crossed paths.
by davemerrill
Mon May 06, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Are They Now: Claude J. Pelletier of Protoculture Addicts
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Where Are They Now: Claude J. Pelletier of Protoculture Addicts

I didn't even catch that that was Pelletier's blog at first, I just saw that it was a blog by someone involved with Protoculture Addicts. I guess I should see if he wants to come to Anime North sometime.
by davemerrill
Mon May 06, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Anime North 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Anime North 2019

The panels seem amazing! A shame that I could not make it to Canada to attend the convention. Anyway, would you also cover American/Japan co-produced shows like the 1978 Hanna-Barbera/Toho Godzilla? As far as I know, Toho's only connection to that Hanna-Barbera Godzilla cartoon was to license the c...
by davemerrill
Fri May 03, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 69
Views: 2801

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

I got curious about Protoculture Addicts and found this blog by one of the editors - I had no idea that there was a collaboration between Anime News Network and Protoculture Addicts! https://clodjee-blog.com/2018/12/31/20- ... toculture/