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by davemerrill
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: New Years Anime Hell
Replies: 1
Views: 105

New Years Anime Hell

Hey, if you're being smart and staying home this New Years, why not enjoy a three hour supercut of Anime Hell? It's a special presentation from me and Anime Weekend Atlanta, streaming on AWA's Twitch channel. Zany clips from two decades of me showing zany clips! Check it out. It's all happening here...
by davemerrill
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

And of course America was awash in Japanese electronics from the late 1950s onward, and made-in-Japan toys were in every toy department. Dave, could you please tell me more about the type of Japanese toys sold in American department stores at the time? Were they just generic toys or characters good...
by davemerrill
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

A surprising amount of Japanese live-action films were making their way to the United States in the 50s and 60s. Not just Godzilla or science-fiction movies, and not just art-house releases of Kurosawa films, but more middlebrow samurai pictures and the occasional "adult" film were also getting into...
by davemerrill
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: future boy conan at lets anime
Replies: 0
Views: 243

future boy conan at lets anime

this one's been on my to-do pile for a while, but I finally got around to it, a big article about one of my favorite anime series of all time, Future Boy Conan!

http://letsanime.blogspot.com/2020/12/y ... uture.html

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by davemerrill
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: virtual AWA
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: virtual AWA

Honestly I think the excitement of doing events for virtual conventions has worn off - it was new and interesting in May, but by the time they had announced the AWA Online dates everybody had kind of moved on, maybe. I know one person who was thinking of submitting a panel, but didn't know he could ...
by davemerrill
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: virtual AWA
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: virtual AWA

I'm jealous of your time slot, most people are going to be waking up, at work, or just getting home when my panels happen.
by davemerrill
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: virtual AWA
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: virtual AWA

the link and schedule for the Online AWA is up! The full information link and my panels are listed below. My times on the schedule aren't great, but it's streaming, so you can scroll backwards and watch them any time after they run. Which is good, because I still have to work Friday. Enjoy! awa onli...
by davemerrill
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Manga
Topic: Pre-1980s shojo manga in english?
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Pre-1980s shojo manga in english?

I don't know of any sites that list such a thing, but it's gotta be a pretty short list? Moto Hagio's titles, Takemiya's Towards The Terra, her Andromeda Stories is from 1980, Ikeda's Rose Of Versailles... ? Any others?
by davemerrill
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: virtual AWA
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: virtual AWA

Looking back on that 1990s era video quality of B.A.D. is pretty painful. This was all in the pre-digital time, so we were running signals from a VHS and occasionally a Beta deck, into Matt's character generator/special effects box/mixer, which also had the mic and a camera plugged into it. So the e...
by davemerrill
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: virtual AWA
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: virtual AWA

doing three of those kind of destroyed us - handle those bad dubs with care!