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 on: Today at 02:05:33 PM 
Started by Imperial - Last post by Imperial
okay, noted. will adapt.

 on: Today at 12:06:52 PM 
Started by thecrazycyborggirl - Last post by CYL Cosplay
Yea~ we can poll just to gauge what works best for everyone :)
But Sunday afternoon looks good to me too~

 on: Yesterday at 07:29:09 PM 
Started by UnlimitedThaiTea - Last post by UnlimitedThaiTea
Oh goodness, I'm afraid I didn't see it at first, reading and navigating in the forum format is still a bit difficult, I must have missed it! Sorry about that!

 on: Yesterday at 06:33:37 PM 
Started by Miraculous Cosplay - Last post by Miraculous Cosplay
There will be a Q&A/dates and then there will be games
With the games, the other panelists and I are still trying to decided what we will do

 on: Yesterday at 05:12:30 PM 
Started by InsaneDavid - Last post by InsaneDavid
Ooo! Question: I just realized that my Area 88 Mickey Simon cosplay is based on the 2000s version, not the 1980s version (the color and symbols of the uniform changed). Would I need to revise my cosplay to the older version, or is just being part of the same series good enough?

No need to revise, as it all sprung from the same source work and lineage, it's all good.  Doubly so for a character like Mickey Simon, who has always been part of the franchise since the beginning, no matter the variation.

Technically Area 88 was created in 1979, making it a 70's property, although the first animated adaptation wasn't until 1985 with English issues of the manga even later.  For a franchise that never gained "mainstream" popularity, it sure spanned a lot of years and a lot of media!

Although, full disclosure, while I love the arcade and Super Famicom / Super Nintendo games based on Area 88, the otherwise unrelated arcade sequel Carrier Air Wing (U.S. Navy in Japan) takes the spot as my all time favorite shooter. hehe

 on: Yesterday at 04:18:07 PM 
Started by KyraEnsui - Last post by Konekogami
Roommate Wanted: Looking for One female roommate! (Floor space only!! )

+ Introduction:  My name is Michele, or Michi.  I'm 34 F and I've been coming to Fanime from Colorado for the past several years.

+ Hotel Information: I have a room at the Hyatt.  The room is a King Bed with a sofa bed.  Friday-Tuesday.
As stated above, this ad is for a floor space only.  There will be 5 people in the room ( 2 bed, 2 sofa bed, and 1 floor)  there's a chance we may be able to do 3 people on the bed.  However, please bring something like a sleeping bag or air mattress just in case

+ Costs: The room will be $127.  Payment is required at least 1 week prior to the con via paypal.

+ Requirements: As mentioned above, female only please (or DFAB).  18+ preferred.


Be polite and respectful to everyone in the room

Do not give your room key to anyone

If coming in late (after midnight) please be quiet

practice good hygiene.  (SHOWER)

No drugs or smoking of any kind.  Including vape pens.   If you're 21 or over drinking is fine.  However this is NOT a party room. Please do not get smashed.

Keep the room reasonably tidy.  It's a con with cosplays and such, but try to keep it to the level that no one will get killed tripping on something.

+ Contact: You can contact me here via PM.  Also through email at michiko.084@gmail.com

+ Miscellaneous:
I have a tradition of buying a cake from the Bijan Bakery for the room! So please let me know if you have any allergies!

 on: Yesterday at 03:54:37 PM 
Started by InsaneDavid - Last post by Solbadgreg
Ooo! Question: I just realized that my Area 88 Mickey Simon cosplay is based on the 2000s version, not the 1980s version (the color and symbols of the uniform changed). Would I need to revise my cosplay to the older version, or is just being part of the same series good enough?

 on: Yesterday at 01:21:39 PM 
Started by thepharaohinleather - Last post by Weiss Schwarz
Going to the transportation tab of the hotel will show if shuttles are available. It shows shuttles are available for Holiday Inn.

 on: Yesterday at 12:36:35 PM 
Started by thepharaohinleather - Last post by thepharaohinleather
Hello all! This is the first year I have not been able to secure a hotel within walking distance of the convention center, and I cannot recall if there is a shuttle that goes to various hotels or if it only goes to the Double Tree. I'm staying at the Holiday Inn and would love to not have to drive and park if possible. Does anyone know what the shuttle system was like last year? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

 on: Yesterday at 11:56:43 AM 
Started by InsaneDavid - Last post by InsaneDavid
Good morning old schoolers!

With the first draft of the FanimeCon 2018 Gatherings List posted it's nice to see so many returning gatherings - including this one!  Although slots are tentative until closer to the convention weekend, I suspect we'll stay right where we are on Friday evening at 6pm, as is tradition.

Starting out today's old school anime OPs with a pretty awesome one.  This is Moonlight Mask, a property that began in the late 1950's as a live-action TV series, one of (if not the first) Japanese TV superheroes.  He's kind of like a cross between Zorro and The Lone Ranger - but set in then modern Japan.  This anime adaptation from 1972 just blows my mind.  This has to be Mamoru Chiba's (Tuxedo Mask / Moonlight Knight) father in some alternate continuity.  Wham! Whip to the face!

Celebrating An Era - 1970's!  Moonlight Mask (1972)

Continuing on, here's an OP that I'm glad to see online again. At one point Albegas was slated to be localized as "Voltron II" along with Dairugger (Voltron I / Vehicle Voltron) and Golion (Voltron III, Lion Voltron).  Of course the continuing popularity of Lion Voltron in the wake of Vehicle Voltron prompted World Events Production to commission localization-specific continuation episodes of Lion Voltron, abandoning the original three-series concept.  Voltron II being limited to a few early toy sales of rebranded Albegas robots as "Voltron II."

Celebrating An Era - 1980's!  Lightspeed Electroid Albegas (1983)

Rounding out Friday with one of my favorite series, especially for its time period.  A bold combination of a super robot hero functioning in the world of a real robot series.  Built by a private security company (who was also the lowest bidder for the contract) and operated by the marketing department, the hero robot is a lumbering behemoth that barely works. Dai-Guard turns the mecha genre on its ear, with a realistic parody of bureaucratic red tape, a loving nod at the history of the super robot genre, and a wink at the audience concerning how ridiculous it is to use giant robots for anything.  Also features an unexpected and somewhat polarizing conclusion.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's!  Earth Defense Corporation Dai-Guard (1999)

Here are a few Saturday anime OPs, leading off with an outstanding and sadly overlooked OVA.  Really beautiful and moody opening as well.  If you like Iria, do check out the two live action movies (the anime OVA is a prequel of sorts).  The live action movies are corny but fun small cast sci-fi monster movies.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's!  Iria: Zeiram the Animation (1994)

Yet another series that World Events Productions reworked for American audiences.  Following the success of their Golion rework into Voltron, Star Musketeer Bismark was adapted as Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs.  In addition to the usual rewrites, renames and censoring, Saber Rider changed a supporting character (Richard Lancelot) into the titular hero, Saber Rider.  WEP also commissioned six unique episodes to better blend their localized narrative and changed the airing order of nearly every episode of the series.  Bismark is still number one of all the series I would like to see an English subtitled release of.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's!  Star Musketeer Bismark (1984)

Finishing off OPs for Saturday with a modern classic.  Such a cool opening theme that plays perfectly with the moody visuals.  Also one of the last series one may assume would air on expanded basic cable, but that's exactly what happened in 2003 when it aired on TechTV.  A good match for the upcoming overcast and rainy night here in Fanime's backyard.

Celebrating An Era - 2000! Boogiepop Phantom (2000)

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