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by labsenpai
Wed May 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 12318

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

Before your post, I had no idea who to look for. Its hard to scan for people in a moving line, and my identifying backpack was often off my shoulder for constant rummaging. A couple ACEN vets recognized my Sonoda tee shirt from the 1998 event, and one forum lurker eventually figured out who I was af...
by labsenpai
Tue May 22, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: ACEN 2018: Guest Round-Up
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: ACEN 2018: Guest Round-Up

ROUND-UP PART NI! TAKESHI NOGAMI: I figured I'd have to sacrifice meeting Nogami until the end, when he had the last signing on Sunday. He is the artist for the popular "moe girls and WW2 machine" series Girls + Panzer, which I didn't watch. This negligence didn't stop me from trying to scour the De...
by labsenpai
Tue May 22, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: ACEN 2018: Guest Round-Up
Replies: 3
Views: 848

ACEN 2018: Guest Round-Up

This past weekend marks my 9th voyage to Rosemont for this "close" convention. Although the session tactics were a bit confounding, I made the effort to see most of the guests from Japan. My apologies for not having video coverage or such; I'm really unaccustomed to using a phone as a lifestyle arch...
by labsenpai
Tue May 22, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Anime Cincinnati?
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Anime Cincinnati?

I've lived in the Buckeye state since college, in locations closer to other clubs than A-Cincy. If you didn't live down by the river, there was really no reason to go further south than Dayton. I did attend SUGOICON 2004, in response to their unbelievably good line up of guests that year. Sadly, as ...
by labsenpai
Mon May 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 12318

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

My three days in Chicago for ACEN are over, and I feel like Indiana Jones after his trip to Cairo. There were no late night video panels or dancing for this sore GenXer. The venue was adequate, once you oriented yourself to its funny triangular layout. I did not stay at a connected hotel, but the pa...
by labsenpai
Wed May 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 12318

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

Roughly one day till the ACEN trip; this will be the first one for me that includes the additional venue beyond the hotel. Having the dealers right in the middle of everything must have worked out. The guest signings require a staking out of a ticket booth every day, fortunately everyone has multipl...
by labsenpai
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime
Replies: 23
Views: 3599

Re: Youtube video "We Have Accepted Mediocrity" snipet focusing on 80s anime

I think this video is what happens when a young otaku brain tries to reconcile loving Urotsukidoji and K-ON ;) I'd say the meager existence of those trying to live as an artist/studio hand today has a silent effect on quality. It isn't easy to draw when your eating bread crust trying to save for a W...
by labsenpai
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 12318

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

Looks like I'll be going to ACEN as well. The guest list, combined with the fact that I had to already reserve the time off work to go to Animazement, made it worth it. My friend's company, Sekai Project, are the ones bringing over Yokota and Yoshimatsu. They'll probably have commission slots. Inde...
by labsenpai
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Convention Appearances 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 12318

Re: Convention Appearances 2018

I just finished reserving attendance at Anime Central, after seeing the much improved GoH list this year. Since the announcement of K.Sonoda's new project, coordinated with ACEN, the con has invited Kikuko Inoue, Mamoru Yokota, Takahiro Yoshimatsu and some "new gen" artists. It has been 14+ years si...
by labsenpai
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: NEW Gunsmith Cats anime short to premiere at ACEN 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: NEW Gunsmith Cats anime short to premiere at ACEN 2018

Its like someone at ACEN remembers what their con was like 20 years ago. I'm also optimistic about this team making a continuation. Maybe after the con they can pitch GSC to Netflix and get some $$ 8-)