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 on: April 13, 2018, 09:30:13 AM 
Started by InsaneDavid - Last post by InsaneDavid
Good morning old schoolers!

Wow, FanimeCon is getting close. I still have a lot to do in preparation this year but it's all small details - which usually end up causing the most unexpected problems. I was earlier musing how between my wife and I we always seem to buy fabric for cosplay that is promptly discontinued by the manufacturer - then we go to buy more and there are only scraps here and there. Even when we are proactive and buy the bolt, it's always discontinued right after. Guess that's what I get for wanting specific colors.

Leading off three old school anime OPs this Friday, the Gundam series that everyone seems to like, or can at the very least watch a few episodes of. Takeyuki Kanda, who served as the director of 08th MS Team until his death in a traffic accident during production, also directed the earlier VOTOMS spinoff Armor Hunter Mellowlink from 1988. It's not difficult to see the common thread of his hand on both these works.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Mobile Suit Gundam The 08th MS Team (1996)

Continuing with a series whose American rework is currently finding continued success in its third adaptation. Although I guess you could say Voltron The Third Dimension sort of had a complete rework around the middle of the series... (that whole ridiculous Stealth Voltron nonsense) so I suppose you could say that the Voltron rework of Golion has been re-adapted three times all on its own. All those World Events Productions nostalgia glasses aside, the original Japanese series still stands on its own.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Hundred Beast King Golion (1981)

Closing out Friday with an absolute legend. While not the absolute beginning of the anime medium, Tetsuwan Atom was the first such property to really explode and would lay the groundwork for modern anime that followed. The American adaptation, Astro Boy, was the first anime production to be broadcast in the United States - fifty-five years ago.

Celebrating An Era - 1960's! Tetsuwan Atom (1963)

Starting off Saturday with more Tezuka! The 1964 anime adaptation of Big X would be the very first show Tokyo Movie Shinsha produced. The series focuses on a boy with a drug that can expand the human body's size without limitation, a result of a failed experiment from the Nazis during the World War II. It is also a program that is almost entirely lost. 59 black and white episodes were made, but only episodes 1, 11, and 40-59 are known to survive.

Celebrating An Era - 1960's! Big X (1964)

Continuing this Saturday with a Gundam series with outstanding production design, just about the greatest singular hero Gundam design ever, and a protagonist that everyone seems to hate. Oh well, amazing opening just the same.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (1991)

Closing out Saturday with a fan-favorite slice-of-life series celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year!

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! His and Her Circumstances (1998)
*** 20th Anime Anniversary ***

Good morning. Starting off Sunday with a series that, while the manga began even earlier (in 1995), is generally thought of as a post-2001 property. Fact of the matter is the anime adaptation of Initial D began twenty years ago this Wednesday!

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Initial D (1998)
*** 20th Anime Anniversary ***

How about another property that isn't always associated with being old school? Dragon Ball / Dragon Ball Z / Dragon Ball GT is all old school and all Dragon Ball cosplayers are welcome at the gathering! I guess that's how it goes when a series has remained relevant and popular for almost thirty-five years.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Dragon Ball Z (1989)

Closing out this weekend with a series that I'm super divided on. While fine on it's own, I've always thought Sailorstars got more of a free pass than it deserved due to its release ambiguity in North America. I will admit that there are some episodes of the series I genuinely enjoy and I find interesting moments here and there... However re-hashing the conclusion of SuperS with its opening episodes, undoing the perfect end to the S anime series (still wonder what Setsuna could have said to Souichi Tomoe for him to give up reborn baby Hotaru), the Sailor Sarlights being extremely cowardice and without redemption, long-running support characters disappearing... the whole thing just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Although Haruka and Michiru do have a wonderful arc in the series, which is worth slogging through other parts for. As I said.. I'm divided. I do love the opening however.

Until next Friday!

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailorstars (1996)

 on: April 13, 2018, 08:59:32 AM 
Started by Zelyhon - Last post by Anon
A main question that I have would be if dollys/hand trucks are allowed to bring stuff in to the swap meet hall. Every year, we are told that it is not allowed but people still get to bring stuff in with them. I want to know since this year my friend would be having less help with the items than previous years. And if you were wondering, we were part of the group that had boxes of things but no dollys, so we want to know what the policy is for this year. Thanks

lol, use 'em up to the door, once inside, no more cart. Union rules. Plan ahead for once you're at the door. I used to strap all my boxes of stuff together with a ratcheting strap and just drag it by the strap itself or carry the whole thing on my shoulders. And yes, I had a lot of boxes too, and 2-3 people helping.

Hello! I'd like to know if there's a target date for Swap Meet registration to go live/how much notice you think we'll have before it goes live. I've missed out for a few years now due to being out of the loop and I'd like to make sure I have a shot this year. Thank you!

If taking the past 2 years as a trend, I'd say about an hour's worth of notice will happen before the registration goes live... lol, sorry Ben, gotta bust your chops a little on that one, it's gotten continually worse every year. I know it's probably not your fault, but somebody has to say something, right?

Good luck to the all sellers this year. I'm fully "retired" from selling and attending Fanime in general.

 on: April 13, 2018, 01:16:07 AM 
Started by Xia - Last post by Xia
The list is updated! Over on Facebook, Shawna and friends will come as Sakura, Tomoyo, and several Clow Cards :D

 on: April 13, 2018, 12:17:04 AM 
Started by merlin - Last post by merlin
Still waiting for the mod to actually give me info about this gathering, been a really long wait with no replies. :/

 on: April 12, 2018, 10:51:09 PM 
Started by Noodle - Last post by Noodle
I've updated the guest list! Please make sure to either comment here or RSVP to the Facebook event (linked above) if you're interested in going!

 on: April 12, 2018, 06:52:25 PM 
Started by olingamer - Last post by olingamer
Updated Photography order:
Group shot
Alter Egos
fate zero
fate stay night(UBW and Heaven's feel)
fate apocrypha red faction
fate apocrypha black faction
fate apocrypha group shot
Fate Extra
Fate Extella
FGO Lost in Cosmos


Dream Grail War (see facebook)
Final group shots

 on: April 12, 2018, 09:21:38 AM 
Started by YaoiCat - Last post by YaoiCat
I've never organized a gathering before so if you guys would like to run it, please do!  My friend and I are cosplaying as eggplant emojis (LoL) so it's not really even a Dream Daddy cosplay, but we wanted to show up to a Dream Daddy gathering if there was one, haha :)

 on: April 12, 2018, 08:52:50 AM 
Started by AdriaticCosplay - Last post by AdriaticCosplay
Bumping the thread~ I hope everyone's cosplays are coming along well!

 on: April 11, 2018, 04:08:26 PM 
Started by JoAser Cosplay - Last post by JoAser Cosplay
Just curious, but what will it be?

 on: April 11, 2018, 11:42:06 AM 
Started by Zelyhon - Last post by kill3rsushi
Hello! I'd like to know if there's a target date for Swap Meet registration to go live/how much notice you think we'll have before it goes live. I've missed out for a few years now due to being out of the loop and I'd like to make sure I have a shot this year. Thank you!

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