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by _D_
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Figures/Models & Other Misc. Merchandise
Topic: Pirating anime music in the 1980s
Replies: 13
Views: 3145

Re: Pirating anime music in the 1980s

That is the operative word NOW. At the time in the early 1980s, things were much more flexible. It wasn't until the Reagan era as I recall that things started to get draconian, though there was some rumblings after the Betamax case. I never heard of a Japanese outfit suing a fan in the 1980s. This w...
by _D_
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

A bud of mine had an LD of the first one that got transferred to tape. That got subbed by other friends. I think I still have the tapes around here someplace. But I started to get things from my penpal (copies anyway) from then on. But mostly not so heavy stuff like Project A-ko, or the Lemon Angel ...
by _D_
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 124
Views: 26046

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

I just realized that this month marks 40 years since I got my first tapes in from my bud in Nagasaki. June 1980. I'm amazed that at least some of the tapes are still watchable and able to be archived. Sadly, some are not with my attempts to fix them being failures. So it goes...
by _D_
Fri May 15, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Japanese authors visiting America in the 1970s to 1990s
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Japanese authors visiting America in the 1970s to 1990s

Tezuka did tours several times in the 1980s. My bud in Minneapolis has a pic of himself and Tezuka and i got a couple of items autographed by him through my friend. Sadly, no one ever came up this far north that I was aware of, even just passing through...
by _D_
Sun May 10, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Thunderbirds 2086
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Thunderbirds 2086

I just finished capping the first episode of Technoboyager for a contact the other day. Fun stuff...
by _D_
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 124
Views: 26046

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

According to Fanta's Zine #3 Nov./Dec. 1979, in a letter from Ann she says that she is learning Japanese and makes reference to her Japanese class and her teacher as well as being able to do some limited translations from some 8 Man manga by looking up the Hiragana. So, she was doing limited fan tr...
by _D_
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 124
Views: 26046

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

Fireminer wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:51 am
I forget to ask if Ed Godziszewski is the Godzilla expert who wrote a book about the franchise?
Probably. The JFFS stuff I got when I joined in 1980 has a lot of kaiju material in it from the first newsletter. I lost track of him and I don't remember seeing him at the 2000 Worldcon.
by _D_
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 124
Views: 26046

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

I've talked to Marg in the past few years. Yeah, I don't think she was particularly a con goer but without her contributions, a lot of stuff APA and fanzine wise would never have happened. And she was one of the first fans in the TO area I knew. Craig was up in Barrie. And the guys with Protocultur...
by _D_
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 124
Views: 26046

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

Thank you so much for sharing your history! I actually couldn't find that many source on Canadian anime fandom at the time, so I really appreciate what you have written. Also, I don't know that Ann E. Nichols was a translator beside being the president of C/FO. Can you please talk more about her? A...
by _D_
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 124
Views: 26046

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

I've talked to Marg in the past few years. Yeah, I don't think she was particularly a con goer but without her continuations, a lot of stuff APA and fanzine wise would never have happened. And she was one of the first fans in the TO area I knew. Craig was up in Barrie. And the guys with Protoculture...