William Chow's vodcast series, History of Fan Anime in North America

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: William Chow's vodcast series, History of Fan Anime in North America

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One thing I appreciate about old-school fans is how persistent they are when they decide to make something -- "100 views? That's about how many people read my zine articles back in the day..."

Series still going on, seems to get a new episode every week. Some of them are indirectly-related, like the last episode on Akemi Takeda's PC Engine work, but I think this actually helps because it reminds people that anime fans back in the day often had a collection of related interests of which anime was at the center, rather than being exclusively anime, whether it was anime/furry, anime/sci-fi, anime/gaming, etc.
mbanu: What's between Old School and New School?
runesaint: Hmmm. "Middle School", perhaps?

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