pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

The roughly mid-90's and earlier (generally pre-Toonami, pre-anime boom) era of anime & manga fandom: early cons, clubs, tape trading, Nth Generation VHS fansubs, old magazines & fanzines, fandubs, ancient merchandise, rec.arts.anime, and more!
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Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

Post by Fireminer » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:25 pm

davemerrill wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:14 am
here are some answers:

1. I don't know Vecchio's exact service details. He moved to Atlanta from Florida; in Florida he'd been involved in the Orlando club JACO, and a JACO member named Daric had earlier moved to Atlanta. Joe later moved to Atlanta and roomed with Daric.

2. Joe, along with Lloyd Carter and Stan Dahlin and Daric and several other people, was a member of the Atlanta anime club "Anime X". In 1994 Daric held a party at his place and a lot of anime fans showed up, and we threw a different party later in the year that a lot of different anime fans came to, and we all figured that if we held a convention we could probably convince enough people to attend. That's how we started AWA. Lloyd Carter and myself and Joe were the three administrators of AWA when it began. Joe stepped down as an administrator in the late 1990s and Stan Dahlin took his place. Matt Murray was on staff for AWA but was not a director or an administrator.

3. You can read about Matt's adventures with the organizers of Magnum Opus Con here: http://cornponeflicks.org/kroniesmain.html

4. I don't know of any connection between Betsy Goodrich and anime, other than anime being something she's watched.
What happened to Roland Castle eventually? Is he still alive? Is it safe for me to mention his name?

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Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

Post by Fireminer » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:32 pm

davemerrill wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:14 am
here are some answers:

1. I don't know Vecchio's exact service details. He moved to Atlanta from Florida; in Florida he'd been involved in the Orlando club JACO, and a JACO member named Daric had earlier moved to Atlanta. Joe later moved to Atlanta and roomed with Daric.

2. Joe, along with Lloyd Carter and Stan Dahlin and Daric and several other people, was a member of the Atlanta anime club "Anime X". In 1994 Daric held a party at his place and a lot of anime fans showed up, and we threw a different party later in the year that a lot of different anime fans came to, and we all figured that if we held a convention we could probably convince enough people to attend. That's how we started AWA. Lloyd Carter and myself and Joe were the three administrators of AWA when it began. Joe stepped down as an administrator in the late 1990s and Stan Dahlin took his place. Matt Murray was on staff for AWA but was not a director or an administrator.

3. You can read about Matt's adventures with the organizers of Magnum Opus Con here: http://cornponeflicks.org/kroniesmain.html

4. I don't know of any connection between Betsy Goodrich and anime, other than anime being something she's watched.
What eventually happened to Roland Castle anyway? Is he still alive? Is it safe for me to mention him?

Also, who was the right holder of MADOX-01 back in the day? Walter Amos mentioned that the Japanese right holders were big Wizardry fans and so they agreed to sell the licensing right to Robert Woodhead at only 4000 yen.

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Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

Post by DKop » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:56 pm

From what I've heard on Madox from Robert, it was in a pile of stuff they could license for really cheap, including Vampire Princess Miyu. I think that can be confirmed in the interviews I did with him on an old podcast found here:

https://ia801406.us.archive.org/20/item ... opart1.mp3

https://ia800308.us.archive.org/21/item ... opart2.mp3

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Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

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Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

Post by davemerrill » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:10 am

Fireminer wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:32 pm


What eventually happened to Roland Castle anyway? Is he still alive? Is it safe for me to mention him?

Also, who was the right holder of MADOX-01 back in the day? Walter Amos mentioned that the Japanese right holders were big Wizardry fans and so they agreed to sell the licensing right to Robert Woodhead at only 4000 yen.
Last I heard Roland was working at a Sam's Club in Athens Georgia. MOC's last convention was in 2001, and his comic shop moved three times and finally closed. Including Roland Castle in any discussion of "prominent figures in early anime fandom" is probably not necessary, he was not an anime fan, his involvement with anime fans didn't happen until the late 1980s, and was tangential at best.

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Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

Post by Fireminer » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:12 am

DKop wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forgot about this bit: https://aoypodcast.com/2015/08/10/aoy-p ... nus-track/
Thanks! I will sure look into it!

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Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

Post by Fireminer » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:10 am

Anyone here know how can I reach out to Luke Mecnichelli of C/FO Philadelphia? I know from this website that Luke is still active at the Philadelphia Animation Society, but that is just it.

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