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Title: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on October 31, 2018, 04:16:17 PM
Greetings old school cosplayers!  Last year's Old School Gathering was spectacular, thank you all for your amazing attendance, awesome cosplay, and for once again putting up with me as everyone's favorite middle-aged nanpa boy - Ryo Saeba!  Last year was my third year hosting the gathering and of course I'm doing it again!  Continuing the tradition of the gathering that got me into cosplay, I announce the...

Fanime 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering!

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Come celebrate the rich history of Japanese entertainment culture!

This is a hugely open gathering for those of you / us who cosplay as characters from the previous century.  Essentially if your cosplay character appears in Anime, Manga, Video Games or Live Action that began PRIOR to 2001, then this is the gathering for you!  Although I like to have a decidedly Japanese lean to this gathering, it is not completely exclusive.

Day : Friday, May 24th (Day 1).
Time : 6PM - 7PM.
Meeting Place (MP) : Same as Location, Gatherings G3.
Location (L) : Gatherings G3, Downstairs Tiered Platform.

This will be our fourth year hosting! We will be at the same location as 2018 - turn right from the main Convention Center entrance, and head down the stairs to the video rooms on the lower level.  We will be on the downstairs wooden tiered platforms between the stairs and the escalators.

Gatherings G3 is the wooden tiered platform area along the stairs that lead down to the video rooms on the lower level.  As we are more prepared to host at this location, we will be better with crowd management this year, giving cosplayers more space to get in and out of photographs.

Yes, I will actually remember the megaphone!


Cosplayers : If you would like, please post who your cosplay character is, what title it is from and what year you are representing!  As this gathering is a total wildcard mix of different characters, series, studios, and genres - spanning time rather than properties - a definitive list is otherwise not provided.  Part of the fun of the OSCG is seeing just who shows up.


Legal Statement : Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.


Photography Order : If there is any specific setup or shot you would like, just let me know!  This gathering is to celebrate all of us as cosplayers who keep the vintage fire alive.

Group shot.
By era - 1960's (or earlier).
By era - 1970's.
By era - 1980's.
By era - 1990's (to 2000).
Characters who use swords / knives / blades / etc.
Characters known to get physical / fighters / brawlers.
Military / rank and file / soldiers.
Characters with psychic powers / spiritual powers / espers / magic / etc.
Pilots / drivers / craft operators / mech jockeys.
Teachers / students / faculty / school attendants / etc.
Characters who use firearms / laser guns / projectile weapons / etc.
Magical girls.
Animals / pets.
Spacefaring characters / those who live off-world.
Robots / androids / synthetic people / mecha.
Characters who are mysterious / shadowy.
Public servants / government organizations / secret organizations.
Characters with secret identities.
Characters in uniform of any type.
Battle teams.
Video game characters.
Characters who are on the run / fugitives / scoundrels / bounty hunters.
Monsters / demons / youma / zombies / etc.
Characters who are technically minded / deductive / intelligent / geniuses.
Great warriors / legendary masters.
Civilians.
Aliens.
Heroes.
Villains.
Heroes vs Villains.
Cosplayers representing the manga version of their character.
Age vs Youth / old characters vs young characters.
Live Action only characters.
Pairings / couples.
Group shot for late attendees (regular / humorous).

Series groups (dependent on attendance / cosplayer request).
By studio / production team (dependent on attendance / cosplayer request).
Solo shots (cosplayer request).
Additional requests (cosplayer request).

I am always up for future ideas to add to the list!  A good portion of the photo order is built upon suggestions from previous years.


Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/612912282458404/


This is an excellent gathering to psyche you up for the convention weekend.  If you're an old school cosplayer, stop by and join us!  Feel free to pop in for a moment to say hi, see some incredible cosplay, pose for some pictures, and continue to prove that just because it's old doesn't mean it isn't awesome!


Thank you so very much.  Let's have another great turnout and continue this wonderful Fanime tradition!


Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on October 31, 2018, 04:16:42 PM
Old School Cosplay Gathering 2019 Photo Gallery Index

Updated Photography Order As It Was Called / Shot (we always improvise a little but here it is for reference) :

Group shot.
By era - 1960's (or earlier).
By era - 1970's.
By era - 1980's.
By era - 1990's (to 2000).
Characters who use swords / knives / blades / etc.
Characters known to get physical / fighters / brawlers.
Military / rank and file / soldiers.
Characters with psychic powers / spiritual powers / espers / magic / etc.
Pilots / drivers / craft operators / mech jockeys.
Teachers / students / faculty / school attendants / etc.
Characters who use firearms / laser guns / projectile weapons / etc.
Magical girls.
Animals / pets.
Spacefaring characters / those who live off-world.
Robots / androids / synthetic people / mecha.
Characters who are mysterious / shadowy.
Public servants / government organizations / secret organizations.
Characters with secret identities.
Characters in uniform of any type.
Battle teams.
Video game characters.
Characters who are on the run / fugitives / scoundrels / bounty hunters.
Monsters / demons / youma / zombies / etc.
Characters who are technically minded / deductive / intelligent / geniuses.
Great warriors / legendary masters.
Civilians.
Aliens.
Heroes.
Heroes and Villains.
Age vs Youth / old characters vs young characters.
Live Action only characters.
Pairings / couples.
Group shot for late attendees (regular / humorous).
Request - Spike Spiegel
Request - Characters dressed in red
Request - Outlaw Star


Unofficial gallery of pictures taken by the co-host can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/mokkoricosplay/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1081256252063516

These are high quality, untouched, non-watermarked pictures, essentially everything my co-host shot.  Feel free to tag, share, download, etc. and if you are a cosplayer in a picture you are absolutely welcome to reupload pictures of yourself elsewhere!  If anyone has issue with a specific picture, just let me know here (a PM is fine) and I'll take care of it.

The Official FanimeCon Cosplay Gatherings Department gallery can be found here, as official galleries are uploaded based upon timestamp, the gathering photos will be intermixed with other official FanimeCon photos taken within that hour - so be sure to look through the entire gallery:
https://fanimecon.slickpic.com/albums/FanimeCon-Friday-6pm-7pm-02/?flow
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on October 31, 2018, 04:17:00 PM
Photo Galleries From OSCG 2018 (Previous Year) :

Updated Photography Order As It Was Called / Shot:

By era - 1960's (or earlier).
By era - 1970's.
By era - 1980's.
By era - 1990's (to 2000).
Timeline group shot by era / cumulative group shot by era.
Characters who use swords / knives / blades / etc.
Characters known to get physical / fighters / brawlers.
Military / rank and file / soldiers.
Characters with psychic powers / spiritual powers / espers / magic / etc.
Pilots / drivers / craft operators / mech jockeys.
Teachers / students / faculty / school attendants / etc.
Characters who use firearms / laser guns / projectile weapons / etc.
Magical girls.
Spacefaring characters / those who live off-world.
Robots / androids / synthetic people / mecha.
Characters who are mysterious / shadowy.
Animals / pets.
Public servants / government organizations / secret organizations.
Dead / expired / lifeless characters.
Characters with secret identities.
Characters in uniform of any type.
Battle teams.
Characters who are on the run / fugitives / scoundrels / bounty hunters.
Monsters / demons / youma / etc.
Characters who are technically minded / deductive / intelligent / geniuses.
Heroes.
Villains.
Heroes vs Villains.
Great warriors / legendary masters.
Civilians.
Aliens.
Age vs Youth / old characters vs young characters.
Video game characters.
Pairings / couples.
Requests.
Final group shot for late attendees (regular / humorous).


Unofficial Gallery of pictures taken by the co-host can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/496398453882635/photos/?tab=album&album_id=836074006581743

These are high quality, untouched, non-watermarked pictures, essentially everything she shot.  Feel free to tag, share, download, etc. and if you are a cosplayer in a picture you are absolutely welcome to reupload pictures of yourself elsewhere!  If anyone has issue with a specific picture, just let me know here (a PM is fine) and I'll take care of it.  We were without an official FanimeCon photographer this year, so I suppose our photos have become the "official" photos.


ephemient via Fanime Forums, Old School Gathering Gallery -
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EwahLoiM7ompvnzH3
Thank you for taking pictures at the gathering!


bahamutknightzero via Fanime Forums, Fanime 2018 Gallery -
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10160530130130296.1073741850.828005295&type=1&l=bce098e028
Thank you for taking pictures at the gathering!


Studio Stormfalcon, FanimeCon 2018-05-25, Old School Gathering beginning on page 8 -
https://stormfalcon.smugmug.com/CosplayPhotography/FanimeCon-2018-05-25/
Thank you for taking pictures at the gathering!


OSCG 2018 Fanime Forums Thread:

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,21285.0.html

Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on November 10, 2018, 06:53:50 PM
I will be there as Sheeta from Laputa/Castle in the Sky! ^^

Or Kagome, depends on my schedule. :)
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on December 29, 2018, 05:34:32 PM
I will be there as Sheeta from Laputa/Castle in the Sky! ^^

Or Kagome, depends on my schedule. :)

Yay! Either would be awesome.

I was planning on something new for this year but changing careers shuffled it around a bit so we may bring back something older as I don't think it'll be ready in time.  We have one other new cosplay well under way, and while it falls into the Old School time range, it's too bulky to host a gathering in - so it's for another day instead.  :D

I'll be more active concerning the gathering beginning in mid January or so.
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on December 29, 2018, 07:12:17 PM
I will be there as Sheeta from Laputa/Castle in the Sky! ^^

Or Kagome, depends on my schedule. :)

Yay! Either would be awesome.

I was planning on something new for this year but changing careers shuffled it around a bit so we may bring back something older as I don't think it'll be ready in time.  We have one other new cosplay well under way, and while it falls into the Old School time range, it's too bulky to host a gathering in - so it's for another day instead.  :D

I'll be more active concerning the gathering beginning in mid January or so.
Yeah, I'll be more active on here after the new year(and after Sac-Anime). XD

And I'm sorry about that. :x But can't wait to see the new cosplay that you plan to bring even if it's not for the gathering! :D
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on January 12, 2019, 01:42:02 PM
Good afternoon old schoolers!

With 2019 underway and FanimeCon housing registration opening in just a few days, we're formally starting up the 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering event page.

This will be our fourth year hosting this long-running FanimeCon event that celebrates anime (and manga, and video game, and live-action) legacy. 2019 is a truly special year as FanimeCon is celebrating a legacy of its own, the 25th year since it began.

If your cosplay character appears in Anime, Manga, Video Games or Live Action that began PRIOR to 2001, then this is the gathering for you! Although I like to have a decidedly Japanese lean to this gathering, it is not completely exclusive.

2019 gatherings are not yet official via FanimeCon, although our gathering traditionally takes place Friday evening. That should hold the same for this year, either 5pm or 6pm on Fanime Friday.

If you are interested in this gathering, please respond to the Facebook Event Page to stay up-to-date with information as FanimeCon gets closer. The corresponding Fanime Forums thread will be updated in tandem, as is usual.

Thank you so much, we hope to have another massive turnout and continue this wonderful Fanime tradition!
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Eri Kagami on January 15, 2019, 07:00:33 AM
Looking forward to this one again.
Maybe I'll wear Lady Oscar this time...
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on January 15, 2019, 04:52:36 PM
Looking forward to this one again.
Maybe I'll wear Lady Oscar this time...

Outstanding!

I'm still going back and forth on whether to move to an outside location or stay where we were last year.  I'm leaning more toward having it in the same place as then I can keep it at 6pm (which has always been the biggest request from attendees), don't have to worry about poor lighting (sun behind the Hilton tower at that time), and we're indoors (erratic weather last Fanime wasn't an issue because of this).

Since I'll actually have the megaphone for 2019, I think I'll be able to push the crowd back a few more feet so we're not all smashed up against the stair platforms like in 2018.
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on January 15, 2019, 07:39:40 PM
Whatever works best for the gathering! I feel keeping it indoors will result in less confusion(I hope).
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on January 16, 2019, 08:50:47 PM
Whatever works best for the gathering! I feel keeping it indoors will result in less confusion(I hope).

After thinking about it more, that's what I'm going to do.  We plan on using G3 once again (same as 2018) but with a better handle on crowd control early on.

I've also amended the top of the photography list to start with a full group shot, then do by era, and to skip the timeline picture going forward - each decade should have their own shot, which also allows more space for the (generally larger) 80's and 90's groups, and more rest for the 60's and 70's groups that are generally up there most of the time.
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on January 17, 2019, 09:01:08 PM
Yeah, that sounds good!!

And speaking of old school, I'm hoping to take over the Rumiko Takahashi gathering, and plan on having it on Friday, as well(but an earlier time), so that any cosplayers cosplaying from her works can attend both gatherings that day!
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: CosplayDevotee on January 18, 2019, 04:29:19 PM
The Outlaw Star gang will be back again and with hopefully even more members! As it stands now, we are looking at almost a complete cast give or take 2 characters.
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on January 19, 2019, 12:13:08 PM
Yeah, that sounds good!!

And speaking of old school, I'm hoping to take over the Rumiko Takahashi gathering, and plan on having it on Friday, as well(but an earlier time), so that any cosplayers cosplaying from her works can attend both gatherings that day!

I saw that!  I hope you get a big group! :)

The Outlaw Star gang will be back again and with hopefully even more members! As it stands now, we are looking at almost a complete cast give or take 2 characters.

Awesome!  Your group has become a staple of the Old School Cosplay Gathering.  ;D


And a copy of the Facebook Event Page post for today (not doing weekly posts yet but I wanted to make sure all info was mirrored as usual) :

Good morning old schoolers!

A bit of an update now that Fanime is kinda of waking up from its hibernation.  After some thought concerning gathering location I've decided to keep it in the same location as 2018, the G3 video room stairs.  This means we will also be able to utilize the same time as 2018, 6pm.  Of course, locations and times should still be considered TBA until Cosplay Gatherings Department begins their gathering registration process.

We're better prepared to handle the crowd this year (the observers, not the cosplayers - cosplayers have always been great at this gathering) and will try to ensure there is more space for cosplayers to both be able to get up on the stair platforms as well as move off without being absorbed into those watching the gathering.  I've also reworked the photography order for better flow and to allow everyone to get a few great shots.  More space from better crowd control also means I'll be more mobile to help set up shots so we get even better pictures of the gathering.  And as always, in addition to any official Fanime photographer we get, my co-host will be photographing the gathering and that full set of untouched full resolution pictures will be made available the week after Fanime.

As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns about the gathering (before or at-con), just let me know.  I will address them myself and bring them to the attention of Cosplay Gatherings Department as needed.  Do note, I am not Fanime staff but will assist in contacting them.  I'm not as active on Facebook as I once was but I do check in every few days, same with the FanimeCon Forums, so I'm easy to reach.
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on February 09, 2019, 11:04:11 AM
Good morning old schoolers!

With FanimeCon 2019 about four months away, we're going to begin our tradition of weekly posts - in other words it's the usual anime opening and endings posts on the weekends.  However to keep it from getting totally out of hand this year, we're only going to do one a week until closer to Fanime.  This is also because now we host a Fanime panel / game (which we have submitted again for 2019) centered around identifying what year an anime series began based upon the opening sequence.

There is a gathering update this week however!  We have updated the photography list once again, consolidating some groupings and setting the order up to be easier to move through.  With that, here is the old school anime opening for this weekend, a series that is celebrating its 30th anime anniversary this year!

Celebrating An Era - 1980's!  Ranma 1/2 (1989)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syd129Vla0Q
*** 30th Anime Anniversary ***

Speaking of Ranma, there is also a Rumiko Takahashi gathering being planned for FanimeCon 2019 - https://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,21574.0.html - we are not hosting that one but do check it out!
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on February 09, 2019, 08:31:04 PM
Thank you for linking to the Rumiko gathering!! ^^
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on February 10, 2019, 05:46:09 PM
Thank you for linking to the Rumiko gathering!! ^^

No problem!  I always try to cross promote other gatherings that old school cosplayers may attend or be interested in.
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on February 16, 2019, 08:35:06 AM
Good morning old schoolers!

Nothing new to report this week other than we are getting positively drenched in Fanime's backyard.  Cosplay Gatherings Department has stated on the Fanime forums that while the gathering form is not yet live, it is being worked on.  For this weekend, here's a series that began the same year that Fanime began.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Macross 7 (1994)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h_rkhnjZzc
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on February 25, 2019, 08:02:30 PM
Gathering has been officially submitted.

Same day / time / location as last year.  (Friday, 6PM - 7PM, Gatherings G3).
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on March 26, 2019, 07:51:04 PM
Good evening old schoolers!

With the tentative FanimeCon 2019 Cosplay Gatherings list now out, we have been confirmed for our usual day at our usual time.  I'll be way more active from this week forward, so if you have any questions about the gathering, please feel free to send them my way.

Please spread the word!
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on March 27, 2019, 11:49:34 PM
Looking forward to the gathering! Also the Rumiko one is at 2pm the same day, so there's a few hours in between gatherings. ^^
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on March 30, 2019, 02:23:50 PM
Looking forward to the gathering! Also the Rumiko one is at 2pm the same day, so there's a few hours in between gatherings. ^^

Yeah, the scheduling looks pretty good so far!


Good afternoon old schoolers!

We're within two months of FanimeCon 2019. We've been tentatively confirmed at our usual time (6pm) and what is now our usual place (Gatherings G3) on Fanime Friday. We'll have a MUCH better handle on operating the gathering at location G3 this year. I don't want to get ahead of myself but I think this gathering's growing pains are behind it. I'm also going to be way more active here from this point forward, so if you have any questions - send them my way!

With less than two months until Fanime how about we resume the tradition I added to the gathering - a few old school anime openings and endings each Saturday and Sunday! Starting off with Gunsmith Cats, a very enjoyable little three episode (honestly a long one-shot) OVA based on the popular manga.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Gunsmith Cats (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7HPyUcy37I

Continuing with some old school anime OPs this weekend, a true classic of mid 1980's anime style and substance.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's!  Dirty Pair (1985)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUn0E3AESiQ
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on April 06, 2019, 12:42:24 PM
Good afternoon old schoolers!

Looking at the current gathering list, it's incredible how many gatherings have been submitted for this year! Things are still moving along unchanged for the Old School gathering, 6pm on Friday at location G3. With that, here are a few old school anime openings to kick off this weekend.

I'll start with the series that your gathering hosts will be cosplaying from. Cyber Formula is a superb and fairly realistic take on upper echelon motorsport. The third series, Zero, has always been my personal favorite. Mokkori Cosplay will be bringing back our Sugo Corporation pit crew (Double-One / Zero era) cosplay for the Old School gathering!

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Future GPX Cyber Formula Zero (1994)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR0L9IfLJQg


Continuing this weekend with more old school anime openings. Amazingly we're getting a second shot at a release of this one, Galaxy Express 999.

Interesting English subtitle history - after having a high-quality fansub get a couple dozen episodes in, Crunchyroll acquired the distribution rights and Toei created a quick and dirty English sub of the entire series for their service. Then a company who had no business acquiring the rights for a DVD release, essentially got the license and began to sell the low-resolution minimal Crunchyroll stream on DVD. Fans knew better though, no one bought it, and only one box set was released. Then, quite surprisingly, late last year Discotek Media announced they would be releasing the entire series (all 113 episodes) as three Blu-ray box sets with a brand new upscale - a full deluxe treatment. It is truly the best time for old anime.

Celebrating An Era - 1970's! Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq-b_iNrQaQ


Continuing on, a series that had its first English subtitled release just this last October! While many in the West may recognize Zillion from the old Sega Master System video games, the Sega Light Phaser design used as the laser guns in the series, and maybe the Zillion laser tag sets (which made their way to Brazil) - the series is well animated with a distinct style and has some great music. Well worth taking a look!

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Akai Kodan Zillion (1987)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la-lgb-BPhI


Closing out this weekend with Albegas, the series that was originally slated to be part of World Events Productions' Voltron series along with Armored Squadron Dairugger XV (Vehicle Voltron) and Hundred Beast King Golion (Lion Voltron). After the runaway success of Lion Voltron and the lukewarm reception of Vehicle Voltron (which was unwarranted as Dairugger is a really good series on its own), a continuation of their re-write of Golion was comissioned rather than adapting Albegas. Footage of Albegas was also slated to be used in an unreleased laserdisc arcade game, Cybernaut.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Lightspeed Electroid Albegas (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8t4cHz9IAQ

Until next week!
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on April 13, 2019, 12:34:02 PM
Good afternoon old schoolers!

Another week behind us and FanimeCon 2019 is that much closer.  We'll have a bit of an announcement later this weekend but first let's kick off some old school anime openings with a few having to do with law enforcement (of varying types).  Starting with Future Police Urashiman - apologies if the theme song gets stuck in your head.  MID-NIGHT SUB-MA-RIIINE!  Side note, the playing cards shown about 45 seconds into the opening are a parody of the ace design Nintendo used on their playing cards of the era.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's!  Future Police Urashiman (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvf_Y_HTdls


Continuing along the same theme with the television adaptation of Patlabor, which followed the success of the OVA and first film. Our Patlabor cosplay (captains Kiichi Goto and Shinobu Nagumo) are currently out of the rotation for FanimeCon 2019 but will reappear at future events.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Mobile Police Patlabor - Patlabor On Television (1989)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9UtUzjUA5Q
*** 30th Anime Anniversary ***


Closing out Saturday's variation on a theme with Dominion Tank Police, the dub opening of course.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Dominion / Dominion Tank Police (1988)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGTZLuuTPi8


And a final opening to close out the weekend.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Rurouni Kenshin (1996)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K3PoA1RGbY
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on April 20, 2019, 04:58:57 PM
Good morning old schoolers!

Just about a month to go until FanimeCon and the Old School Cosplay Gathering!! Hope everyone is doing well and their convention and cosplay plans are coming along nicely. For old school anime openings today, I'm going to indulge myself a little as it was announced today that the City Hunter - Shinjuku Private Eyes theatrical movie will have screenings in US theaters ... AND the film will be released on home video in North America ... AND the original anime will be rescued and re-released as well, all courtesy of Sunrise and Discotek Media! Easily one of the greatest announcements for old school anime, at least in my opinion.

To that end, here are some City Hunter openings and endings, starting with the original. Still my pick for the "most 1980's" anime opening ever. While City Hunter has an amazing sound track (even the first episode uses five songs off the first album), the original opening theme performed by Kahoru Kohiruimaki has always been my favorite. Decided to go with an encode of the old ADV subtitled release that is floating around.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! City Hunter (1987)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyj68m_nNxY


Continuing on with the second opening from the sequel series, City Hunter 2. Discotek Media's official announcement is that ALL the City Hunter anime will be re-licensed and re-released - all four TV series, the three anime OVA specials, and the three anime TV films, in addition to the new theatrical animated film currently showing in Japan.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! City Hunter 2 (1988)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLWjBJMEMaU


Okay, I'll ease off of the City Hunter madness. So far the gatherings list for Fanime is pretty incredible, with a few classic fandom gatherings returning! One of which is Evangelion, which as per the current schedule will have a dedicated gathering on Saturday at noon. Eva cospeeps, feel free to double up and attend the Old School Gathering as well if you're also cosplaying on Friday evening!

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-QSmNReDyI


And to finish up for this weekend, Outlaw Star - as we are always pleased to see the Outlaw Star crew at the gathering!

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Outlaw Star (1998)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ7ufQugU6w
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on April 21, 2019, 10:20:30 PM
About a month away! And I will for sure be there as Kagome. :]
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: The Sea-Faring Otaku on April 25, 2019, 06:26:11 AM
Woot! Glad to see the Old-School Meet-Up coming back! It’s great to see people coming together to appreciate some of the old classics the best way we can, with Cosplay!
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on April 25, 2019, 05:56:44 PM
Yup! I'm especially excited to see other Inuyasha cosplayers. At both the old school and Rumiko gathering. :3
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: bahamutknightzero on April 26, 2019, 05:10:49 PM
Might do a quick appearance as Lupin (Green jacket)
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on April 27, 2019, 01:25:47 PM
About a month away! And I will for sure be there as Kagome. :]

Really looking forward to it - although I am starting to feel the con crunch!

Woot! Glad to see the Old-School Meet-Up coming back! It’s great to see people coming together to appreciate some of the old classics the best way we can, with Cosplay!

Absolutely!  As long as I attend FanimeCon, I plan on hosting the Old School gathering.  Since taking on hosting duties four years ago, honestly it just has been getting better ever year.  Nothing at Fanime means as much to me, as if it wasn't for attending this gathering years ago I probably would have never began cosplaying.

Might do a quick appearance as Lupin (Green jacket)

A quick appearance is what I would expect from Lupin!  Green jacket is best jacket.  Hope to see you there.


And a mirror of this week's Facebook Event Page Posts....


Good afternoon old schoolers!

Less than a month until Fanime and the Old School Cosplay Gathering - that's just crazy!  Personally, I'm definitely feeling the con crunch as months remaining have now turned into weeks.  Thankfully I'm almost finished with my cos-plans but there's still a lot to get done.

Going to kick off the weekend right with a few old school anime openings, as is standard.  First one today is a series that was recently released on Blu-ray with English subtitles - I actually just bought it last week during the Sentai Filmworks sale and it should be delivered today.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's!  Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC-ZOme1UEA


Resuming with a few more old school anime openings for today, beginning with a modern classic - although it's over twenty years old. As I said at our "Vintage Anime - Name That Year!" panel last year, if you were Ed's age when Cowboy Bebop premiered, now you'd be Jet's age - crazy.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Cowboy Bebop (1998)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRI_8PUXx2A


Hasn't been enough shojo so far this year, so here's my personal favorite shojo series - celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, meaning it began the same year FanimeCon was first held.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Marmalade Boy (1994)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5VzUAMWL5o
*** 25th Anime Anniversary ***


One more for this weekend, a series that was just recently rescued and re-released on Blu-ray.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Kimagure Orange Road (1987)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTOZhZSr6RY
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on April 27, 2019, 07:52:21 PM
Me too! Still working on things. Kagome is just about ready, just gotta finish my shoes and the bow and quiver. :)
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: The Sea-Faring Otaku on April 27, 2019, 08:27:55 PM

Absolutely!  As long as I attend FanimeCon, I plan on hosting the Old School gathering.  Since taking on hosting duties four years ago, honestly it just has been getting better ever year.  Nothing at Fanime means as much to me, as if it wasn't for attending this gathering years ago I probably would have never began cosplaying.

That is so cool! I’ll see you guys there!
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on May 04, 2019, 11:13:55 AM
Good morning old schoolers!

Fanime is closing in fast! I hope anyone that was on the housing waitlist has found success in obtaining lodging, and if not then obtained alternate accommodations. Personally the next three weekends are going to be big cosplay pushes, as new stuff is finished up, old stuff is brought out to be freshly pressed and checked, and wigs are to be styled (groan).

Starting today's old school anime OP's with a true classic and a staple of Tatsunoko's catalog.

Celebrating An Era - 1970's! Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sxKcF4VE9s


Continuing on today with a reasonably forgotten series. Primarily known in the West with extensive rewrites as the third generation of Robotech, the original Japanese series is an interesting war drama and highly recommended over the English localization.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_xhAxuUvGE


A couple more for this Sunday, beginning with a very popular Go Nagai work.

Celebrating An Era - 1970's! Devilman (1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQF_dw2eivM
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on May 04, 2019, 04:39:11 PM
Three more weeks! :] I've been working on my bow and should get started on my quiver hopefully this weekend... ^^"
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on May 12, 2019, 02:28:09 PM
Three more weeks! :] I've been working on my bow and should get started on my quiver hopefully this weekend... ^^"

Two weeks now, aaaaaaahhhhh!!!  Thankfully pretty much everything is done.  One more test fitting and one more run through my Saturday panel and I should be all set for Fanime - other than wig styling next Saturday but only two this year, and Haruka and Michiru aren't that complex for how I style them.
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on May 12, 2019, 02:29:07 PM
Good morning old schoolers!

In the home stretch, less than two weeks to go! I sincerely hope that your Fanime plans are further along than mine at this point! Kicking off the old school anime OPs with the Gundam series that lead to mainstream appeal in the West. Not the greatest series in the franchise but it sure did resonate with people when it was localized.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBqDyAvv-_M


Continuing on today with another fan favorite that was massively popular in the West during the peak 1990's anime boom.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Trigun (1998)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OxFSy8G5wk


I've been staying reasonably modern retro with the old school OPs this weekend, so I'll continue with one of the most recent series that falls into the Old School Cosplay Gathering window - such an awesome opening theme.

Celebrating An Era - 2000! Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRNW70gWKjE


One more to close out the weekend.  Back on Friday to kick it into high gear as Fanime continues to close in.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's!  Cardcaptor Sakura (1998)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-fLrxTsYIc
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on May 17, 2019, 07:00:29 PM
Good evening old schoolers!

Here we are, one week away from the 2019 Old School Cosplay Gathering!!  Weather has been quite unstable in Silicon Valley over the past week and things aren't looking to change much as we move into Fanime week.  However early predictions are starting to align for clear skies over next weekend - here's hoping.

As this weekend is our last push for gathering advertisement, the old school anime openings and endings posts will be more frequent heading into Sunday and I hope they get everyone in the old school cosplay mood.  Starting with the first ending from Marmalade Boy - the type of weather I'm hoping we are given for Fanime.

Celebrating An Era - 1990's!  Marmalade Boy (1994)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YzKdSGVuGA (ENDING 1)


Getting the blood pumping on this rainy weekend. Less than a week to go at this point!!

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Initial D (1998)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJAF-1TAM7g


Continuing on with one of Leiji Matsumoto's classics.

Celebrating An Era - 1970's! Space Pirate Captain Harlock (1978)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgBOlg_xNcU


For all those gearing up for a Saturday night cosplay push, we continue with my favorite of Go Nagai's works.

Celebrating An Era - 1970's! Cutey Honey (1973)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCX77Je16fk


Last Sunday before Fanime! If you pulled an all-nighter, hope it really wasn't all night. Few more old school anime OPs today before we get the maps up and sign off until next Friday.

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Saint Seiya (1986)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icmOvrKdpQo


Continuing on, CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA....

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Dragon Ball Z (1989)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHnfX1RmZX8


As I'm currently stretching / cycling Haruka Tenoh's (Sailor Moon S episode 106) driving suit for the Sailor Moon cosplay gathering on Sunday, I thought this one was appropriate. Remember, even if your cosplay falls into a series that has its own gathering over the weekend, as long as the series if from before 2001 it's good to go for the Old School gathering!

Celebrating An Era - 1990's! Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S (1994)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUnr-qmqKAA


And to close out the old school anime OPs and EDs this year with my favorite anime opening. We'll have one more official post with the gathering location map.

Thank you all for putting up with my tradition of anime openings on the weekends running up to the gathering - I know they're not everyone's thing but I look at this gathering as a celebration of cosplayers who cosplay the older stuff - which in itself is a celebration of the history of anime and entertainment.

See you next Friday!

Celebrating An Era - 1980's! Mobile Police Patlabor - Early Days (1988)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMpI_bc3LrI
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Cyanide_Exploder on May 18, 2019, 01:22:39 PM
I could show up as Shinji Ikari to represent the 90's era.
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: Angelx624 on May 18, 2019, 10:03:55 PM
Less than a week to go, now!! :]
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on May 19, 2019, 09:26:55 PM
I could show up as Shinji Ikari to represent the 90's era.

Absolutely!  We usually have at least a couple Evangelion cosplayers.

Less than a week to go, now!! :]

Yep, just a few days to go!


And our final official pre-gathering Facebook post:

Here is the map (over on the Facebook Event Page) showing the location of the Old School Cosplay Gathering, location G3. This is the same place we were last year, the elevated platforms between the stairs and escalator that go down to the video rooms on the very lowest level.

As there is actually a gathering in the location before us, we shouldn't have any issues with clearing convention attendees out of the space prior to the gathering. Additionally we will be proactive in keeping any crowd further back than last year, giving us more room to move around for the gathering.

We will be cosplaying in our Sugo Corporation pit crew uniforms from Future GPX Cyber Formula, so we should be reasonably easy to find. As with every year we have hosted the Old School gathering, we will be taking a full set of unofficial photos that will be provided, totally unaltered and non-watermarked, within one week of the gathering. Be sure to grab a business card (and a ribbon) from us before departing the gathering on Friday evening!

See you there!
Title: Re: 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering
Post by: InsaneDavid on May 28, 2019, 07:45:48 PM
Hello old schoolers!!

Thank you all so much for attending the FanimeCon 2019 Old School (Pre-2001) Cosplay Gathering!

2019 marked the fourth consecutive year we have hosted the gathering. The link below is the full gallery of pictures we took at the gathering as host and co-host.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/mokkoricosplay/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1081256252063516

This is the full set of high-resolution, unedited, non-watermarked, uncropped pictures from the gathering. Cosplayers - please feel free to share, tag, download, crop, use on your cosplay pages, etc. This is everything, so there may be some shots that are a bit blurry, or have someone moving, or are during a photo order setup - but they are all presented so you may crop and edit them as you see fit. We did the best we could, as always.  Additionally be sure to check out Fanime's official photo gallery from Friday at 6pm, as we had an official photographer this year as well!

The Official FanimeCon Cosplay Gatherings Department gallery can be found here, as official galleries are uploaded based upon timestamp, the gathering photos will be intermixed with other official FanimeCon photos taken within that hour - so be sure to look through the entire gallery:
https://fanimecon.slickpic.com/albums/FanimeCon-Friday-6pm-7pm-02/?flow


This gathering is for you, for us, who cosplay as these characters! Thank you to all who attended or showed interest in this gathering. We hope to see you all again for FanimeCon next year and the 2020 Old School (Pre-2001) gathering!! It will always be held the evening of Fanime Friday!