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by davemerrill
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3
Replies: 58
Views: 1045

Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

Can I ask you some questions, Dave? - Did Joe Vecchio immediately moved to Atlanta and became your acquaintance after he finished his tour in Japan? - Could you tell me about Llyod Carter? Did he help you, Matt Murray, and Joe Vecchio to create Anime Weekend Atlanta? What he had been doing in the f...
by davemerrill
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Gainax's English language newsletter GPress USA at Let's Anime
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Gainax's English language newsletter GPress USA at Let's Anime

my "research schedule" for this piece mostly consisted of a careful reading of the text, and Sean's excellent article as background. I know Lea was involved with Gainax at some point, but if she's mentioned in that issue of "GPress" I failed to catch it.
by davemerrill
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3
Replies: 58
Views: 1045

Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

the basic Let's Anime story is that in 1991 we started having regular anime club meetings in Atlanta again, with a new anime club that was not affiliated with any other organization. I decided that this club should have a publication, and that was Let's Anime. After a few issues, Let's Anime became ...
by davemerrill
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1512

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

just right off the top of my head, Fred's name is Fred PATTEN, not "Pattern." Darn that autocorrect.
by davemerrill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3
Replies: 58
Views: 1045

Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

I published a lot of fanzines and self-published comics in the 1980s. I edited the C/FO Atlanta newsletter for about two years, put out three issues of the anime zine "Oxygen Destroyer" in the late 1980s, made two Prince Planet / 60s anime zines, put together two issues of the national C/FO magazine...
by davemerrill
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3
Replies: 58
Views: 1045

Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

I didn't see them myself, but it's my understanding there were demonstrators at AWA in the little park across from the Waverly entrance. That space isn't Waverly or CGCC property, so there isn't much anyone but the actual property management can do about it. They didn't really cause any issues, so i...
by davemerrill
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3
Replies: 58
Views: 1045

Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

I honestly think that the expectation on the part of SF/comics/anime/fantasy gaming fans that all Christians are out to ban their books/movies/games/whatever is patently ridiculous. You'll find seriously religious people in all parts of fandom, and most can miss a Sunday service a few times year to ...
by davemerrill
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3
Replies: 58
Views: 1045

Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

most everybody I knew in the anime fan scene in the 1980s was also a fan of SF, comics, movies, games, etc. Anime was part of the larger nerd culture. Still is, I guess. Comic shops started carrying anime merchandise in the mid 1980s - distributors started importing Japanese magazines, books, Roman ...
by davemerrill
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3
Replies: 58
Views: 1045

Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

One of Yamatocon's organizers was named Bobb Waller - yes, it's spelled with two "b"s - and the other was Mark Hernandez. Together, both Bobb and Mark ran two Yamatocons and two Animagic conventions. I don't know Michael Lee Burgess. In my experience, the "Satanic Panic" of the 1980s did not affect ...
by davemerrill
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3
Replies: 58
Views: 1045

Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

I traded tapes with some California fans and sometimes would just send blanks and return postage for copies and people seemed to be pretty open about copying anime, but this was in the 1986-87-88 time frame, a little later than the C/FO meeting shown in the video. I do know that there were some Cali...