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Title: Industry Guests
Post by: Sheepy on February 02, 2009, 08:56:14 PM
Hi everyone, this is Yang from GR.

I'd like to see if people are interested to see Industry Guests at Fanime, being more specific company representatives as Guests.
It seems like people had fun watching ALL of Gainax show up in 2008...

It's always cool to meet the production crew of our favorite things!

So, any ideas?
Animation companies, game companies, anything relevant is fair game for discussion!

EX: Capcom, ArcSystem Works, Studio 4C, Madhouse, etc etc.
I'm just throwing whatever is coming up in my head for now.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: PyronIkari on February 02, 2009, 09:28:42 PM
The only Industry guest I would think would be really interesting to see would be people from SHAFT. In terms of industry industry. Though, having the people from Overflow(18+) would be awesome.

It'd be more to hear about the artistic nature of what they do and see how they come up with what they do. Most studios are usually just quality. They don't put that extra bonus or that boost to make it something unique.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Mantaray3000 on February 03, 2009, 07:16:37 PM
If you could get people form Square Enix, Capcom or Konami that would be awesome!
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Chun on February 03, 2009, 11:37:33 PM
Online Gaming Planet (OGP) has been interested in a venue since last year of being able to hold a booth in the dealer's room and promoting their games.

They also tie in with a possible third year Pangya panel that I have in mind.

~Chun
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: FanFicGuru on February 05, 2009, 06:13:05 PM
BONES studio would be interesting to see, what with the release of Sword of a Stranger and the latest Afro Samurai movie.

Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: puyo_pop on February 06, 2009, 03:01:07 PM
gainax~~~ come back!
i'm still bummed i missed them

can we get anyone from nintendo or square enix?  or even people who are in the gaming magazine industries like nintendo power, playstation magazine, etc
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Hakaru_chan on February 15, 2009, 04:35:11 PM
i second that! it would be nice if they came back...  ;D
Hi everyone, this is Yang from GR.

I'd like to see if people are interested to see Industry Guests at Fanime, being more specific company representatives as Guests.
It seems like people had fun watching ALL of Gainax show up in 2008...

i was already nervous coming in that room watching them WATCH US  :)

anyways i agree with the afro samurai thing since that game just recently came out and its already getting popular with the hollywood scene. i was thinking along the lines of video gaming industry companies that are local or within california (for their convience) atlus (tho i think i read in another thread that this could be a problem), namco etc. also manga publishers like from viz media and such etc.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: PyronIkari on February 16, 2009, 11:18:19 AM
i second that! it would be nice if they came back...  ;D

i was already nervous coming in that room watching them WATCH US  :)

anyways i agree with the afro samurai thing since that game just recently came out and its already getting popular with the hollywood scene. i was thinking along the lines of video gaming industry companies that are local or within california (for their convience) atlus (tho i think i read in another thread that this could be a problem), namco etc. also manga publishers like from viz media and such etc.

"Atlus" came, no one cared. We gave out a bunch of phone straps.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: LordKefka on February 16, 2009, 11:35:51 AM
Oh man...let's see..

Bones
Madhouse
Studio 4C

I would mention Gonzo... actually, yeah, Gonzo... if possible... :V

Seriously, if you can get any of these to come... n (_ _) n
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Sheepy on February 16, 2009, 12:17:31 PM
Thanks for the info guys :).

...btw, how come I didn't know about Atlus at Fanime -_-lll.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: PyronIkari on February 16, 2009, 04:18:29 PM
Thanks for the info guys :).

...btw, how come I didn't know about Atlus at Fanime -_-lll.

Because it wasn't "officially" ATLUS. It was 3 people that worked at Atlus doing a gaming panel. 4 people showed up. The panel also had employees from EA, and 1Up.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: slifertheskydragon on February 17, 2009, 04:02:35 PM
invite 4kids for wincakes. :D

Personally if you could get MADhouse... i'd love fanime forever. XD

isn't bandai getting gundam 00? i think it'd be great for them to come
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Hakaru_chan on February 17, 2009, 10:05:43 PM
Thanks for the info guys :).

...btw, how come I didn't know about Atlus at Fanime -_-lll.

Because it wasn't "officially" ATLUS. It was 3 people that worked at Atlus doing a gaming panel. 4 people showed up. The panel also had employees from EA, and 1Up.

umm... maybe it just wasn't advertised properly? like if you made a panel with the title " how to get a job in the .... business" im sure people will come because of this current economy...

actually... what i want to hear is someone that really works behind the scenes in the anime industry... like those animation editors, video editors, translaters, inbetweeners, even interns... because i plan to get into the industry myself so knowledgeable panels that give out information would be interesting for people like me who want to get into this industry
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: PyronIkari on February 18, 2009, 01:13:48 AM

umm... maybe it just wasn't advertised properly? like if you made a panel with the title " how to get a job in the .... business" im sure people will come because of this current economy...

actually... what i want to hear is someone that really works behind the scenes in the anime industry... like those animation editors, video editors, translaters, inbetweeners, even interns... because i plan to get into the industry myself so knowledgeable panels that give out information would be interesting for people like me who want to get into this industry

The description was something along the lines of... "An open Q&A panel about the video game industry with employees from Atlus, EA, and other gaming companies and sites. Come join and talk about the industry, the trends and current states of the video game world, past and present" or something.

Once more, 4 people showed up.

The thing with industry panels that I have noticed, are that people don't know what to ask. People don't really know why they want to see Industry as they have nothing to really gain or know what they can gain from it.

Quick question to everyone that replied to this thread. WHY do you request the people you do, and what would you ask them/hope to gain from it?
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: LordKefka on February 18, 2009, 01:21:50 AM
Hi-mit-su

But honestly, I have a few questions with some of their works I've seen in the past. Don't have the questions in front of me but it's something to think about when things are official (I guess if even any of the things I mention happens to begin with O.o).
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on February 19, 2009, 07:58:02 PM
I'd love to see reps from Capcom, Nintendo, Square Enix, Bandai, and Udon Entertainment =D
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: FanFicGuru on February 19, 2009, 08:28:12 PM
I'd love to see reps from Capcom, Nintendo, Square Enix, Bandai, and Udon Entertainment =D

But pyron's question is still valid: Why? What would you ask them? Especially with names like Nintendo and Square Enix they don't want to come out to be greeted by like, 6-12 guys with dumb questions for an hour. There should be a real desire and goal in them coming out...not just as a cool little sidebar thing.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Supershoe on April 15, 2009, 12:11:51 AM
hmm... I guess Valve? Maybe Namco or Bandai?
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Loreax on April 25, 2009, 04:53:24 PM
I didn't know about the panels, I didn't even know about the fanime forums until this year....

I think the problem is both poor notification and figuring out what to say...
If you want to meet people in the gaming industry then you should go to one of the game developers conferences http://www.gdconf.com/

I'd like to meet anime and manga insiders just to meet them, hear their personal stories...

Like this person
vvvv
actually... what i want to hear is someone that really works behind the scenes in the anime industry... like those animation editors, video editors, translaters, inbetweeners, even interns... because i plan to get into the industry myself so knowledgeable panels that give out information would be interesting for people like me who want to get into this industry

Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: PyronIkari on April 25, 2009, 07:59:42 PM

Like this person
vvvv
actually... what i want to hear is someone that really works behind the scenes in the anime industry... like those animation editors, video editors, translaters, inbetweeners, even interns... because i plan to get into the industry myself so knowledgeable panels that give out information would be interesting for people like me who want to get into this industry



Hearing personal stories is amusing, but that's not means to spend thousands to bring them to the US for them to tell 2-3 stories.

Translators have a boring horrible job for the most part, talking to them is like talking to a programmer. "I sit behind a computer and translate text, and talk to other translators when we have concerns how something should be translated. Then I give it to the editor who changes all my translations to how he sees fit..."

What questions would you actually have, or would you like to know? Frankly, I could answer most of them, and if I can't, I'm an IM/Gchat away from someone who can. It's nice knowing artists/character designers for major studios and projects. I'll tell you in advance though, you won't gain any amazing knowledge that will help you. If you plan on getting into the industry, your best bet is to learn the trade... legitimately. Learn to be a good video editor, learn to be a good artist, learn to write, etc... and apply. Funny thing is, with those skills, you could go into a much better position than into the anime/manga world. You either have to have a lot of passion for it(considering how I know manga artists have weekly deadlines of 20 pages that work about 80 hours a week, and spend up to 5 days straight in the office while having higher ups breathing down their necks) and not care about the poor pay... or be rich already and use it as a hobby.

If you're talking about the American industry involving translation, localization, etc... it's just like any other job in that field...

Once more, I wonder what people actually want to get out of this, and what they think they will.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Loreax on April 25, 2009, 09:26:00 PM
I didn't necessarily mean bring them all the way here.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Toki on May 04, 2009, 11:11:03 PM
NYPC :D

Voice acting, yo.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: dealerJason on June 09, 2009, 10:56:34 PM
I think we have to work better with panels to advertise such panels as the ATLUS, EA, 1up panel we had last year.  When I saw that on the schedule, I was very excited that we had a presence.  However, I was mortified that fans did not show up to support the panel and industry guests.

Once we can get the schedule out to you earlier, fans can spot such panels early and support them by showing up.  We may suffer the ripple effect of 4 people showing up for an industry panel at Fanime for a couple of more years.  Word spreads when industry makes the effort to show, but no one cares to show up.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: PyronIkari on June 09, 2009, 11:52:37 PM
I think we have to work better with panels to advertise such panels as the ATLUS, EA, 1up panel we had last year.  When I saw that on the schedule, I was very excited that we had a presence.  However, I was mortified that fans did not show up to support the panel and industry guests.

Once we can get the schedule out to you earlier, fans can spot such panels early and support them by showing up.  We may suffer the ripple effect of 4 people showing up for an industry panel at Fanime for a couple of more years.  Word spreads when industry makes the effort to show, but no one cares to show up.

That panel was like 3 years ago Jason... wwwwwwwwww
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Zero_Kirby on July 15, 2009, 12:24:44 AM
NISA <3
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: slifertheskydragon on July 15, 2009, 03:23:58 AM
maybe a rep from Konami? (bandai and konami have booths at acen and other big cons i found... )
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: PyronIkari on July 15, 2009, 11:44:36 AM
maybe a rep from Konami? (bandai and konami have booths at acen and other big cons i found... )

And once more I ask, Why?

Why would you want these people to come and what ywould you want to get out of a panel from them?

Atlus had a panel at AX two years ago, and it was horrible (I'm an ex-atus employee and my friends at Atlus felt that it was a waste of time. They got a bunch of horrible questions that could be answered using basic research on the web or questions that are confidential.

While it's nice you want to see and support industry, once more, I ask "why would you want these people to come".

The only thing I can think of, is different stories that they have in the industry, but really, a lot of that is confidential to share. It's very unprofessional to share stories concerning other companies/people without their consent and all. Also, at this point, it no longer becomes an "industry panel" but instead a personal panel.

This was what I tried to do years ago, and no one showed up. A personal panel with people from the industry, where people could ask about experiences and stuff without actually drawing a line of industry.

It's really tricky to deal with because of lines drawn all over the place.

Something else to keep in mind, is that almost all the major "anime" game companies in the US don't really produce, they are merely localization companies and have very little say in what comes out. They take already made games, translate, localize and release them in the states, they don't make them. So getting "interesting" industry guest is quite difficult, because you'd be aiming towards the JP industry guessts, which is incredibly difficult since they as well as cons rarely think it's worth bringing them over.

Itagaki came to AX this year, I think he's the closest a con has gotten to having a video game industry personal worth getting for a panel. His panel failed though, because everything he was asked almost was so horrible.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: slifertheskydragon on October 01, 2009, 12:18:52 AM
maybe a rep from Konami? (bandai and konami have booths at acen and other big cons i found... )

konami had amazing booths at comic con and indy-con, it was really for the gamers and fans- as for panels, they sponsor quite a few animes, and even then they could talk about upcoming video games like a new metal gear solid, or something you know?

i mean it's awesome the industry ones we have now, but i've been seeing funimations everywhere... (though they're right to be everywhere- they're doing a LOT with anime right now! )
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: BloodRayne on November 01, 2009, 01:51:25 AM
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I hope I'm posting in the right forum, I messed up last time.  :-\

Here's my list:

D.C. Douglas
Roger Craig Smith
Alyson Court
Paul Mercier

Sorry, I'm a big Resident Evil fan, & I'm very excited for the Darkside Chronicles & Alternative Edition of RE5.
I missed Sacanime where Roger, Alyson, & Paul were at.
Haven't met them yet, and same with Douglas.  8)
/b]
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: sonicspin on November 13, 2009, 03:45:24 PM
KyoAni
SHAFT
J.C. Staff

It'll be awesome to have any of those animation studio's there. Also, if we're speaking specific people, I'd love to see Akiyuki Shinbou, or Hosoda Mamoru.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: Itashasama on November 17, 2009, 06:06:51 PM
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Soooo... this is yet another atempt to illicit a response from, you, the fans and the Gods in the FanimeCan Pantheon. If anyone knows how to get a hold of the head hocheetos, I hope it would be here. We showed in the San Jose Convention center last summer as well and know of all the rules and regulations regarding the showing and keeping of a vehicle within the center overnight.

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Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: PyronIkari on November 17, 2009, 10:44:52 PM
K' I'm not official or anything with this. But, I talk to staff all the time, and they actually will want to get in contact with you.

E-mail gary at fanime dot com and tell him your story and provide pictures and needs/requests and what you want to provide for Fanime itself. Please try to mail him by friday, as this is something that needs to be addressed ASAP for a couple of reasons.

Also, may I ask if you keep it at that and continue any further discussion through the e-mail channel as I guess this can be considered official fanime business now and should be kept off of the forums.
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: ladyvoid on February 21, 2010, 03:13:09 PM
invite viz and have them do a portfilio review session, since they're accepting american comic book artists now.  :)
Title: Re: Industry Guests
Post by: yumicchi88 on March 10, 2010, 01:24:39 AM
Aniplex, Square Enix, GEAnimation?, Disney.