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by davemerrill
Mon Jul 01, 2024 5:45 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Anime Central 1999 program book at Let's Anime
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Anime Central 1999 program book at Let's Anime

Dave takes a catgirl-bikini leap into the Anime Central 1999 program book at this month's Let's Anime! https://letsanime.blogspot.com/2024/06/ ... -1999.html
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by davemerrill
Fri Jun 28, 2024 10:09 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Anime Expo Badge Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Anime Expo Badge Collection

Thanks for sharing! This is a historical exhibit of badge printing technology in real life - I love seeing how the badges change from simple pinbacks to full color die cut holographic hanging lanyard badges.
by davemerrill
Wed Jun 26, 2024 2:24 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: old school afternoon anime program on twitch
Replies: 0
Views: 501

old school afternoon anime program on twitch

last month at Anime North there was a block of unlicensed, out of license, never licensed anime from the 60s-70s-80s screened in one of the video rooms Sunday noon-6pm. Well, if you missed it, I'm going to be showing the entire playlist this upcoming Sunday, June 30, from 12 noon until 6pm ET, on my...
by davemerrill
Thu Jun 06, 2024 12:25 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Nikakufest '96
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Nikakufest '96

Is that Miyako Graham? We have some of her work up on our wall right now!
by davemerrill
Thu Jun 06, 2024 12:24 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Former No-Name, Fanime staff
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Former No-Name, Fanime staff

welcome to the board, Matt! I have never been to Fanime but that yard sale event sounds really attractive to me, the Bay Area being a hotbed of anime fandom for so long. I imagine a lot of fans are unloading a lot of interesting stuff.
by davemerrill
Wed Jun 05, 2024 12:20 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Hello everyone

BTW, I can't remember when AWA switched to full color badges, but it wasn't before 2000. Not for any big technical reasons, just because we were cheap. I know Dragoncon was doing full-color badges at some point in the 90s, which kind of caused a problem when the badge art wound up being reproduced i...
by davemerrill
Wed Jun 05, 2024 12:16 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to the lounge! It's kind of low-key here most of the time but maybe we can get it a little busier!
by davemerrill
Mon Jun 03, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Anime Central 1999 program book
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Anime Central 1999 program book

I got an email from someone researching the early years of Anime Central, asking if I could scan in the program books for 1998 and 1999 - and I can't find my 1998 program book, but I do have the 1999 book. I scanned it in and it's up at the Internet Archive. So if you're interested in what a slick, ...
by davemerrill
Mon May 27, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: What did old-school fans think about digital fansubs?
Replies: 17
Views: 5675

Re: What did old-school fans think about digital fansubs?

I still have VHS tapes I recorded in 1983 that are playable and haven't noticably degraded. Of course, I also had tapes I bought and recorded in the 1980s that died after three plays; sometimes they'd get chomped by a deck, sometimes the tape would snap right off the end of the reel after rewinding,...
by davemerrill
Sun May 19, 2024 6:08 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: What did old-school fans think about digital fansubs?
Replies: 17
Views: 5675

Re: What did old-school fans think about digital fansubs?

I'm with you - the preservation game is strong, though right now I am not sure I am preserving too much beyond my own sentiments and nostalgia. I mostly agree that companies aren't really up for straight-up preservation, at least for preservation's sake, unless they can make some money off of it. I...