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by davemerrill
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: New article on early anime fandom
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: New article on early anime fandom

I was never a member of the Something Awful forums, though I do have a lot of friends who were. Occasionally I'd see mentions of "ADTRW," without ever knowing what those initials stood for. And now I know. Thanks, I think?
by davemerrill
Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: 1990s Corn Pone Flicks parody subtitle in Blu-Ray HD
Replies: 1
Views: 40

1990s Corn Pone Flicks parody subtitle in Blu-Ray HD

so back in 1995 or so our parody dub group Corn Pone Flicks made a parody subtitle of the Toei film "Grendizer Vs Great Mazinger". It turns out just writing funny subtitles is a lot easier than casting voice actors, recording dialogue, and doing the audio work to put it all together. Anywa...
by davemerrill
Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: New article on early anime fandom
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: New article on early anime fandom

glad to see the paper's out there in the world, thanks for your hard work!
by davemerrill
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Let's Anime: Anime North 1997
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Let's Anime: Anime North 1997

I pestered some people who were at the first Anime North to tell me all about it, and this is the result - all about the first Anime North 25 years ago, back in 1997!

https://letsanime.blogspot.com/2022/07/ ... -1997.html
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by davemerrill
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Prominance of Beta in Anime Tape Trading
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Prominance of Beta in Anime Tape Trading

in my anime nerd circles in the 80s and early 90s Beta was seen as the superior format - the tapes were 3 hours long at "SP" mode, and technically the image was better than VHS. But here in North America, more people had VHS. Tape trading was mostly a VHS situation. I wound up buying a pre...
by davemerrill
Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: C/FO's 45th anniversary?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: C/FO's 45th anniversary?

there definitely was a sorting-out that happened at some point, as the "general animation" fans and the "Japanese animation" fans went their separate ways. I'd say once Robotech hit TV there was no going back; the comics and books and magazines afterwards were very distinct in se...
by davemerrill
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: C/FO's 45th anniversary?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: C/FO's 45th anniversary?

It kind of says something about the C/FO's legacy to consider that when that first wave of uncut, subtitled anime hit American video stores in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the C/FO had almost nothing to do with it. None of the companies that localized anime - CPM/USMC, AnimEigo, the Right Stuf., ...
by davemerrill
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: C/FO's 45th anniversary?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: C/FO's 45th anniversary?

the C/FO is certainly part of the anime fandom scene of the time, but it wasn't the only club. There are plenty of anime fans still alive from the late 1970s and the 1980s who accomplished interesting and influential things in the fandom and who were never part of the C/FO. For many people it was me...
by davemerrill
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The 1976 New York Star Trek Convention aka DisasterCon
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: The 1976 New York Star Trek Convention aka DisasterCon

the 1970s were before home video, but Star Trek was re-run in local TV markets over and over and over again. Episodes were in syndication pretty much throughout the United States. Fans of the show could catch their favorites, the curious could watch it and find out for themselves what the fuss was a...
by davemerrill
Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Can anyone please help my article on the fall of C/FO?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Can anyone please help my article on the fall of C/FO?

just wanted to add, in answer to a question you asked in the comments on that Reddit post - that it's my understanding Be Forever Yamato was screened at the Yamato-Con event in Dallas in 1983. The Roman Album for that film was sold at American comic book stores and fan conventions in that time perio...