An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?

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

Post by Fireminer » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:00 am

Does anyone here know anything about the critic Mark Schilling, who wrote the 1997 book "The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture"?

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

Post by Fireminer » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:02 pm

davemerrill wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:59 am
Derek Wakefield
Derek Wakefield has passed away?

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

Post by davemerrill » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:19 am

Derek passed away in 2014. He had a raft of health issues, including problems with his liver, his heart, and his kidneys.

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

Post by davemerrill » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:26 am

Also he was suffering from diabetes - had to go back through some emails and check. There's a Facebook memorial page here: https://www.facebook.com/Derek-Wakefiel ... 062650279/

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