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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: 20545

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: 490

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: 662

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: 20545

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: 20545

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: 20545

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: 20545

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: 20545

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...
by _D_
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:30 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: 20545

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

Interesting work. But spotty on several people, especially Canadian fandom. William Chow I had never heard of until a few years ago. I don't recall ever trading with him or anything. According to an old newsletter I was involved with (The Captain Harlock/Galaxy Express Newsletter dated 12 August 198...
by _D_
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Kyoto Animation studio fire
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Kyoto Animation studio fire

Odd that they charged me tax on a donation. I guess their software isn't capable of knowing that there should be no tax charged on this item. Not that it makes much of a difference but I guess someone should let them know...