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Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on May 29, 2007, 12:48:47 PM
Well, it's been a day. Time to start calling people for next year!

Aya Hirano- Voice of Haruhi Suzumiya in Japan, great singer and a total cutie. I would love to see her come out to Fanime.

Crispin Freeman- Voice of Kyon in the English Dub, as well as Alucard from Hellsing and many other great voices. Hosts a 'mythology in Anime' panel that would be really interesting for people to see I think.

Hiroyuki Yamaga- Bring him back! His panel on Gurren Lagaan was great. He said something about trying to bring Kamina's voice actor to America with him next year, try to have him bring an entourage with him!

Ric Meyers- Bring this guy back too. He's so interesting and I really enjoyed chatting it up with him over the weekend.

Matt Greenfield- ADV co-founder and really cool guy. I'd love to see ADV at Fanime next year. He's married to Tiffany Grant too so maybe we could get a 2 for 1 deal and bring Asuka out too? hehehe

Video Game Companies- Square-Enix representatives, Atlus, EA and other companies coming to Fanime to announce new games would be really cool. I have contact info for Atlus if the guest coordinator wants to exchange some information.

That's about it for now.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Karisma Black on May 29, 2007, 01:30:45 PM
I second Crispin Freeman as a guest.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: LadyKaren on May 29, 2007, 01:55:48 PM
The original Chair and Founder of FanimeCon.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: mDuo13 on May 29, 2007, 03:24:59 PM
Music:
Yuki Kajiura
Yoko Kanno & the Seatbelts
UVERworld
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Boa (the UK band who did "Duvet", not the J-Pop artist, though she's fine too)
Beat Crusaders
KINYA
Aya Hirano
Maaya Sakamoto
savage genius
YKZ
Taku Iwasaki
KOTOKO
Akeboshi
Michiru Oshima
Joe Hisaishi

Art:
Kosuke Fujishima
Ken Akamatsu
Tony Taka
Takehito Harada
Range Murata
Yoshitoshi Abe
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: darkknightcecil on May 29, 2007, 03:34:56 PM
Music:
An Cafe
Gackt?(maybe impossibel but none the less +D)
403 Forbiddena
Nightmare

Guests:
Vic Mignogna - Bunch of people want the voice of Edward Elric to come So yeah
thats about it i can think of
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 29, 2007, 05:22:00 PM
AMANO. TSUKIKO.


Enough said.  :lol:
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: MPLe on May 29, 2007, 08:27:15 PM
Quote from: "FanFicGuru"
Ric Meyers- Bring this guy back too. He's so interesting and I really enjoyed chatting it up with him over the weekend.

Ric Meyers is an awesome guy overall and interesting to talk to. ^_^

Spoiler alert though!
Two of our guests next year include... Our two co-chairs.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tsubasa on May 29, 2007, 10:01:24 PM
More or less what I posted last year, but with a few adjustments:

Seiyuu:
-Noto Mamiko
-Tamura Yukari
-Mizuki Nana
-Ochai Yurika
-Ueda Kana
-Itou Shizuka
-Itou Miki
-Hirano Aya
-Horie Yui
-Sanada Asami
-Minami Omi
-Fuchizaki Yuriko
-Kuwashima Houko

Illustrators/Mangakas:
-Mitsumi Misato
-Amaduyu Tatsuki
-Nakamura Takeshi
-Nanase Aoi
-Ikegami Akane
-Inui Sekihiko
-Komatsu "C02A" Eiji
-Taka Tony
-Amano Kozue
-Takeuchi Takashi
-Naoto Tenhiro
-Suzuhira Hiro
-Carnelian

Musicians:
-Any I'VE Sound members (MAKO, Ayana, Lia, KOTOKO, STEPHANIE, etc.)
-Nakayama Arisa
-Suara
-angela
-Iijima Mari
-The Indigo

I like to think that a number of these guests are pretty reasonable requests as they aren't super huge and thus, potentially bookable.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Spiritsnare on May 29, 2007, 10:29:18 PM
Quote from: "Tsubasa"
More or less what I posted last year, but with a few adjustments:

Seiyuu:
-Noto Mamiko
-Tamura Yukari
-Mizuki Nana
-Ochai Yurika
-Ueda Kana
-Itou Shizuka
-Itou Miki
-Hirano Aya
-Horie Yui
-Sanada Asami
-Minami Omi
-Fuchizaki Yuriko
-Kuwashima Houko

Illustrators/Mangakas:
-Mitsumi Misato
-Amaduyu Tatsuki
-Nakamura Takeshi
-Nanase Aoi
-Ikegami Akane
-Inui Sekihiko
-Komatsu "C02A" Eiji
-Taka Tony
-Amano Kozue
-Takeuchi Takashi
-Naoto Tenhiro
-Suzuhira Hiro
-Carnelian

Musicians:
-Any I'VE Sound members (MAKO, Ayana, Lia, KOTOKO, STEPHANIE, etc.)
-Nakayama Arisa
-Suara
-angela
-Iijima Mari
-The Indigo

I like to think that a number of these guests are pretty reasonable requests as they aren't super huge and thus, potentially bookable.


Concur'd and reposted. kthx

Also, add Minoru Shiraishi and Tomokazu Sugita to the seiyuu list.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Doctor Teitoku on May 29, 2007, 10:36:54 PM
Seiyuu: (in addition to the above)

-Ayako Kawasumi
-Rie Tanaka
-Rie Kugimiya
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Chun on May 29, 2007, 10:40:10 PM
I would like Sekihiko Inui-sensei to return to Fanime next year.

He explicitly said in his panel that if he were to be invited back, he'd definately do so. So please invite him kthxbye :P.

Also, it would be great if AX wasn't the only one who got the trio from TMOSH, Hirano Aya, Goto Yuko, Minoru Chihaya.

~Chun
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: slifertheskydragon on May 29, 2007, 11:44:40 PM
Crispin Freeman is going to be a guest at Sac-Anime 2007 in July.

Just like 5 hours from San jose.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on May 30, 2007, 10:27:54 AM
Quote from: "slifertheskydragon"
Crispin Freeman is going to be a guest at Sac-Anime 2007 in July.

Just like 5 hours from San jose.


Yeah, freeman went to Sac-anime last year too. I'm hoping he'll be up to coming to Fanime.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: mDuo13 on May 30, 2007, 12:51:30 PM
Quote from: "Chun"
I would like Sekihiko Inui-sensei to return to Fanime next year.

He explicitly said in his panel that if he were to be invited back, he'd definately do so. So please invite him kthxbye :P.

He was pretty cool. I'd like him back.

Also, pleasepleaseplease, Takamura Kazuhiro again onegaishimasu. He was awesome and I've only gained more respect for him over the past year.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on May 30, 2007, 04:12:04 PM
Haha, already a guest thread? Okay, here goes~

Seiyuu
** Suwabe Junichi **
Morikawa Toshiyuki
Konishi Katsuyuki
Fukuyama Jun
Suzuki Tatsuhisa
Minagawa Junko
Okiayu Ryoutarou
Sakurai Takahiro
...many others

Mangaka
Yamane Ayano
Sakuragi Yaya
Shimizu Yuki
Watase Yuu

Music
ELLEGARDEN
B'z
UVERworld
Rie fu
Younha
the I've people
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on May 30, 2007, 04:20:25 PM
I'm sorry, I don't mean this in a mean way, but I can't stop laughing at some of the musical requests. I know that these are just suggestions, but please remember we're a small con and we don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars (for some of them, millions of dollars) to pay for these guests to come. It's like us getting U2 to play for us. It's not going to happen @_@
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: zoupzuop2 on May 30, 2007, 10:30:16 PM
Joseph Palmer again plzkthx.

And, while this is wishful thinking, if my band is doing well enough by then, can we play at F'08?
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tenba on May 31, 2007, 02:07:29 AM
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"
please remember we're a small con and we don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars (for some of them, millions of dollars) to pay for these guests to come. It's like us getting U2 to play for us. It's not going to happen @_@
It's nice to dream, and it's good to hope.  I wouldn't have thought that a few local clubs could get together and end up having GAINAX come for 11 years running, and Yamaga-san has brought in many spectacular guests over the years.  And, it's going to be the 15th anniversary of FanimeCon.  Can't Fanime make that be worth something?  Fanime wouldn't be asking them to play any old year: they'd be invited to play for the 15th anniversary celebration!
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 31, 2007, 07:13:45 AM
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"
I'm sorry, I don't mean this in a mean way, but I can't stop laughing at some of the musical requests. I know that these are just suggestions, but please remember we're a small con and we don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars (for some of them, millions of dollars) to pay for these guests to come. It's like us getting U2 to play for us. It's not going to happen @_@
I certainly hope this was directed at other requests and not mine. Yes, Amano's name is being put out there a lot more than it was before, but she is still relatively small. She's indies, still considered underground by most, and from what I have heard from various people that have met her, she would LOVE to come to America and meet more of her international fans. (Just to put things in a bit of perspective- the main theory as to why she is now indies again is that she was not making enough money for Ponycanyon, which is fueled even more by the fact that it has been stated that is her latest single did not do well enough, the record label she is on would most likely shut down. I do not think that someone, even if fairly known, that has this kind of problem is too unreasonable for the convention. Certainly more in the realm of reason than some of the requests that I have seen here, which, as I said, is what I hope you were reffering to.)
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: yumicchi88 on May 31, 2007, 10:35:22 AM
Voice Actor/Actress:
Aya Hirano (voices of Haruhi Suzumiya[Melancholy of H.S], Misa[Death note])
Tomokazu Seki (voices of Kyo Sohma[Fruits basket], Chichiri[Fushigi Yuugi])
Souichiro Hoshi (voices of Kira Yamato[gundam seed], Gokuu[Saiyuki])

artist:
UVERworld
Hitomi Takahashi
CAMINO
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on May 31, 2007, 04:17:13 PM
Quote from: "Nina Star 9"
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"
I'm sorry, I don't mean this in a mean way, but I can't stop laughing at some of the musical requests. I know that these are just suggestions, but please remember we're a small con and we don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars (for some of them, millions of dollars) to pay for these guests to come. It's like us getting U2 to play for us. It's not going to happen @_@
I certainly hope this was directed at other requests and not mine.  


To clarify my ambiguous statement, I meant I'm laughing at some of the requests we've been receiving via e-mail, the boards and in person. We've had people come up to us and ask us if we could get Ayumi Hamasaki or Utada Hikaru. And when we tell them that we just can't do it, we're getting a lot of "but why not, it's not that hard and you have money".

We're just shaking our heads and laughing at how people don't understand how hard it is to book popular artists, especially if they would cost us boatloads of money, not to mention having to deal with the politics of booking a popular band.

There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes and it's funny when even when we tell you guys we can't do something, we get nothing but backtalk. We're trying! We really are!
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on May 31, 2007, 07:42:13 PM
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"
Quote from: "Nina Star 9"
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"
I'm sorry, I don't mean this in a mean way, but I can't stop laughing at some of the musical requests. I know that these are just suggestions, but please remember we're a small con and we don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars (for some of them, millions of dollars) to pay for these guests to come. It's like us getting U2 to play for us. It's not going to happen @_@
I certainly hope this was directed at other requests and not mine.  


To clarify my ambiguous statement, I meant I'm laughing at some of the requests we've been receiving via e-mail, the boards and in person. We've had people come up to us and ask us if we could get Ayumi Hamasaki or Utada Hikaru. And when we tell them that we just can't do it, we're getting a lot of "but why not, it's not that hard and you have money".

We're just shaking our heads and laughing at how people don't understand how hard it is to book popular artists, especially if they would cost us boatloads of money, not to mention having to deal with the politics of booking a popular band.

There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes and it's funny when even when we tell you guys we can't do something, we get nothing but backtalk. We're trying! We really are!


I've been meaning to ask this personally: Why not post some sort of breakdown of what Fanime's budget looks like and recommendations on what to do with the funds?

I think that if it's a convention run 'By fans, for fans' and you're sitting on say, 10,000 dollars to do something. It would be really cool to come out and say "Hey guys, here's what we're thinking of doing and here's the money we have. Good idea? Bad idea? What would you like to see instead using the same budget?"

I think that something like that, if done correctly, would make the convention MUCH more efficient in addressing fan requests and needs and also allow us to get a better look at what it takes to get a convention up and running.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on May 31, 2007, 07:57:04 PM
The short answer is no.

The long answer is no because even though it's a by fans, for fans run con, there are still people who deal with the money that shouldn't have the feedback from our fans. We run this convention to have something for our members to enjoy and there are things that you guys should never have to know about.

Not only that, the budget is confidential. Even on staff, only a teeny tiny handful of people know our budget and the rest find out about it on a need to know basis.

Think about it, if someone knew you had say, $10,000 budget for a band, they might say that's plenty and to spend the money lavishly on other things. Others who know the whole deal would say "no, that $10,000 goes toward the plane tickets, hotel rooms, rental equipment, union fees for their show, food, thank you gifts, etc." There's a reason why only set people know about the budget because those people are usually the level-headed ones who know how to effectively use a budget and maximize its output. Others would blow it on parties and other unnecessary things.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: otakuya on June 01, 2007, 10:39:33 AM
I'd like to have more English VAs (*coughcheapercough* ^^). Musical acts are nice to have, but as some older threads said before, Fanime is much more than music and some don't attend just for the MusicFest. Some do, and it is nice to have a balance of Japanese music acts, seiyuu, English VAs, company reps, popular artists, and famous bloggers, all to add to the variety of Fanime.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Glitch on June 01, 2007, 05:21:10 PM
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"

There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes and it's funny when even when we tell you guys we can't do something, we get nothing but backtalk. We're trying! We really are!


No you not, you just want gackt to perform here because you guys don't know what cool music is! Wah!!
j/k But it is funny considering they might aswell ask for JLo or madonna while they're at it. I'm pretty sure some japanese artists give insane demands like artist in america do. I don't think fanime wants to blow money on a pool filled with expensive fine wines to satisfy an artist.
didn't some con almost go broke when they booked tm revolution?
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: serajwl on June 02, 2007, 02:48:31 AM
Polysics! Polysicspolysicspolysics @_@

yeah right....
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: laminatedbunny on June 02, 2007, 08:55:09 AM
In regards to musical guests, I think they should stick to Japanese bands who sing inJapanese and American bands who sing in English. Rothchild scared a bunch of people away during their act. D:
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on June 02, 2007, 10:54:54 AM
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"
The short answer is no.

The long answer is no because even though it's a by fans, for fans run con, there are still people who deal with the money that shouldn't have the feedback from our fans. We run this convention to have something for our members to enjoy and there are things that you guys should never have to know about.

Not only that, the budget is confidential. Even on staff, only a teeny tiny handful of people know our budget and the rest find out about it on a need to know basis.

Think about it, if someone knew you had say, $10,000 budget for a band, they might say that's plenty and to spend the money lavishly on other things. Others who know the whole deal would say "no, that $10,000 goes toward the plane tickets, hotel rooms, rental equipment, union fees for their show, food, thank you gifts, etc." There's a reason why only set people know about the budget because those people are usually the level-headed ones who know how to effectively use a budget and maximize its output. Others would blow it on parties and other unnecessary things.


That being the case, maybe the person who does know about the budget could come forward and ask the fans what they'd prefer between option A and option B. We hardly get any input that way. I mean, we can sit here and ask for Aya Hirano all day, but I feel that it would be better if a staff member came out and said

"Ok, here are two bands (or guests or whatever) that we could possibly do, which would you prefer?" That way it's more fan-based when the decision is made.

I appreciate the work you all do, I just know that guests have been lacking in the last couple years. I'm just thinking that if we have more of a choice between two options that are do-able then we couldn't complain quite as much about who ended up being invited.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: petit ningyou on June 07, 2007, 11:53:37 AM
Voice Actors:

Asami Sanada (she's so cute!)
Okiayu Ryuutarou (he did Dark Mousy from D.N.Angel, Shigure Souma from Fruits Basket, and some characters from Di Gi Charat, Prince of Tennis...etc)

Artists:


Kosuke Fujishima!!!

Musicians:

DuelJewel (bring them back!!!)
Aural Vampire (I think this could be do-able...)
Vidoll
Ayabie
D'espairRay (or like how it was two years ago...)
Tommy February6 (haha maybe too much...)
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on June 07, 2007, 08:53:01 PM
Quote from: "FanFicGuru"
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"
The short answer is no.

The long answer is no because even though it's a by fans, for fans run con, there are still people who deal with the money that shouldn't have the feedback from our fans. We run this convention to have something for our members to enjoy and there are things that you guys should never have to know about.

Not only that, the budget is confidential. Even on staff, only a teeny tiny handful of people know our budget and the rest find out about it on a need to know basis.

Think about it, if someone knew you had say, $10,000 budget for a band, they might say that's plenty and to spend the money lavishly on other things. Others who know the whole deal would say "no, that $10,000 goes toward the plane tickets, hotel rooms, rental equipment, union fees for their show, food, thank you gifts, etc." There's a reason why only set people know about the budget because those people are usually the level-headed ones who know how to effectively use a budget and maximize its output. Others would blow it on parties and other unnecessary things.


That being the case, maybe the person who does know about the budget could come forward and ask the fans what they'd prefer between option A and option B. We hardly get any input that way. I mean, we can sit here and ask for Aya Hirano all day, but I feel that it would be better if a staff member came out and said

"Ok, here are two bands (or guests or whatever) that we could possibly do, which would you prefer?" That way it's more fan-based when the decision is made.

I appreciate the work you all do, I just know that guests have been lacking in the last couple years. I'm just thinking that if we have more of a choice between two options that are do-able then we couldn't complain quite as much about who ended up being invited.


It's been a long day so I'll keep this brief. Basically it's hard enough to convey all the changes that goes on within a department, especially Guest Relations and MusicFest that we can't possibly keep up by updating you guys. Lots of stuff happens and things change a lot. It happens so much that we can't even hope to relay the changes to you unless we include you guys on every e-mail (which we can't and won't).

Suffice it to say that we use your suggestions to begin contacting guests but a lot of them don't respond back, or have schedules conflicts, or demand too much from us to the point where we can't invite them.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on June 08, 2007, 03:07:32 AM
Quote from: "FanFicGuru"
That being the case, maybe the person who does know about the budget could come forward and ask the fans what they'd prefer between option A and option B. We hardly get any input that way. I mean, we can sit here and ask for Aya Hirano all day, but I feel that it would be better if a staff member came out and said

"Ok, here are two bands (or guests or whatever) that we could possibly do, which would you prefer?" That way it's more fan-based when the decision is made.

I appreciate the work you all do, I just know that guests have been lacking in the last couple years. I'm just thinking that if we have more of a choice between two options that are do-able then we couldn't complain quite as much about who ended up being invited.

I'll jump in for MusicFest:

It's really complicated.  ;)

For example, this is how the year went with availability and negotiations:

June: PENICILLIN, Sacra, ZZ, Camino, Duel Jewel
July: ZZ, Camino, Duel Jewel
August: ZZ, Uchusentai NOIZ
November: ZZ, MECHANiCAL PANDA, I-Lulu
January: PANDA, Crack 6, Mari Iijima, Karma-Shenjing
February: ZZ, Crack 6, MECHANiCAL PANDA, (PENICILLIN) nano
End of February: MusicFest is nearly canceled.
March: ZZ, Crack 6, PANDA, Mari, Karma-Shenjing
April: ZZ (yes, everything else fell through.)
May: ZZ, Crack 6, PANDA, Mari, Karma-Shenjing, ArtBeat, LDK, GoS, RothChilde, akai SKY

Pimpstress Rei was with me this entire time, which is why she's a little crabby about the subject. ;)

As for anime/manga guests, the issue is mostly money - or the lack of it. Most anime conventions have serious philosophical issues with paying guests appearance fees.

(A lot of people blame Creation for commercializing and thus killing sci-fi cons. Google "creation con". They have a lot of cool events with big names... but see the prices?)

Anyway-

Without the money, it becomes a real labor of love for a guest to come. They could end up missing paid opportunities to come to FanimeCon... but, then, chances are they will simply cancel if this happens. (More than a few guests have been unable to make anime conventions due to schedule conflicts; what probably happened is that something better--i.e. paying--came along.)

Also, we're somewhat close to AX. That keeps a lot of corporate and guest presence away from us. Why go to FanimeCon, which is smaller and in the same general area? Of course, some people know why; there's a reason Yamaga comes each year and brings his friends, and there's a reason some people go to FanimeCon in spite of AX. ;)
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: astroboy on June 08, 2007, 08:44:25 AM
Quote from: "Tony"
...
As for anime/manga guests, the issue is mostly money - or the lack of it. Most anime conventions have serious philosophical issues with paying guests appearance fees.

(A lot of people blame Creation for commercializing and thus killing sci-fi cons. Google "creation con". They have a lot of cool events with big names... but see the prices?)
...
Looking at those prices makes me want to faint.  :shock:
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on June 08, 2007, 01:05:30 PM
Quote from: "Tony"
Pimpstress Rei was with me this entire time, which is why she's a little crabby about the subject. ;)


I'm not crabby. It's a sensitive topic for me. Big difference =P

Quote
Of course, some people know why; there's a reason Yamaga comes each year and brings his friends, and there's a reason some people go to FanimeCon in spite of AX. ;)


Cuz we're the best frickin anime convention who's about our fans, not about the conglomerate corporations who would throw big bucks at us at the expense of our flexibility and small con awesomeness?
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Glitch on June 09, 2007, 11:01:44 AM
Quote from: "Tony"

(A lot of people blame Creation for commercializing and thus killing sci-fi cons. Google "creation con". They have a lot of cool events with big names... but see the prices?)

It's the ticket master of cons.Those tickets cost more than what I spent the whole weekend at fanime. Looking at that site, it seems to be more like a communial fan bj to celebrities than an actual con. I could go on with my disgust, but this message on their site will do;

CONVENTION SEATING & THE CREATION ENTERTAINMENT DIFFERENCE:
Unlike so many other genre conventions, Creation Entertainment has a strict company policy not to "oversell" our conventions. In other words, every patron, no matter what bracket of ticket they purchase, will have a seat in the main auditorium where the major guests appear and events take place. Nothing upsets us more than hearing about other conventions that sell tickets to patrons and then those very same patrons have to wait on additional lines inside the facility to get into (or sometimes not!) the main theatre. An important Creation Entertainment difference we want you to know about!


I'm a probably gonna get sued by them now.And probably fanime gets sued too. Sorry for ending fanime folks.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Sen on June 09, 2007, 05:22:08 PM
How about Maximum the Hormone for MusicFest?
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: alkaline on June 09, 2007, 05:54:15 PM
Quote from: "serajwl"
Polysics! Polysicspolysicspolysics @_@

yeah right....


In all honesty, they wouldn't be impossible. They tend to come out here quite a bit.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: S.N.T.Mickey on June 09, 2007, 09:14:49 PM
The following bands should come to Fanime 2008 :
Antikku Cafe [aka : An Cafe/Antic Cafe/Antique Cafe/Red Cafe]
SKIN
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on June 10, 2007, 08:29:36 AM
Yes, yes, I know that the main person I am pushing for is Amano, but still, I have to at least throw this out there...



JiLL-Decoy association. They would bring a great show and a totally fresh style of music to Fanime. (Has Fanime ever had any jazz in the past?) They are a fairly new band, with their "first single" being about a year old, and still farily unknown. They have gotten most of their popularity from an anime tie-in (Jolly Jolly, opening theme to Red Garden). Here are some live samples for example:
http://www.barks.jp/watch/?id=1000018643
http://www.barks.jp/watch/?id=1000018642
These are both tracks off of their album, which was released this spring. These show off a style they tend toward- nice jazz x rock crossover.
http://vision.ameba.jp/watch.do?movie=20102
This shows off the sexier side of theri jazz, and would be an awesome track for dancing to live.
http://vision.ameba.jp/watch.do?movie=19763
A track that was released on a complation album (and remixed for their first single and album). This shows off their playful, jazzy side well.

They are with Ponycanyon and U's Music.


I mean, Amano would be the much better choice, but they would still be an intresting addition to Musicfest, don't you think?
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: serajwl on June 11, 2007, 11:01:22 AM
Quote from: "alkaline"
Quote from: "serajwl"
Polysics! Polysicspolysicspolysics @_@

yeah right....


In all honesty, they wouldn't be impossible. They tend to come out here quite a bit.


Then let's have at them!
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Chun on June 11, 2007, 11:20:08 AM
Quote
Of course, some people know why; there's a reason Yamaga comes each year and brings his friends, and there's a reason some people go to FanimeCon in spite of AX. ;)


...because it's nearby?

No really, small-con ambience is always enjoyable, but from my interpretation a lot of the counter arguments about larger corperate appearances/events is "We're small, we want to keep it that way, we don't care for popular trains/ big companies to hit the area".

As I quote Craige: " without expansion any event will die"

The only question in response being, why such a large limitation? For namesake roots? So long as this keeps growing then eventually won't it hit "AX status" with such corperate backup?

The last thing I (As a 3 year goer) would want fanime to do is repeat the same level of laid-back-ness it has to it say 10 years from now. It has so much potential to be another "Otakon", or top tier in recognition.

~Chun
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on June 11, 2007, 02:09:43 PM
Quote from: "Chun"
...because it's nearby?

According to the numbers, yep! That's part of it.

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The only question in response being, why such a large limitation? For namesake roots?

Yeah, that's part of it. It's just kind of a tradition. I mean, we're happy to take money  :D so long as doesn't really change what we want to do.

Quote
So long as this keeps growing then eventually won't it hit "AX status" with such corperate backup?

Do you mean "without such corporate backup"? I'm confused here...

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The last thing I (As a 3 year goer) would want fanime to do is repeat the same level of laid-back-ness it has to it say 10 years from now. It has so much potential to be another "Otakon", or top tier in recognition.

I find this really interesting. And I agree to an extent, on the FanimeCon side. (I think it's important that the staff take the job seriously, and aren't haphazard/last-minute in handling it.)

Do you mean it for the attendee side, too? Because I would be really interested in why you would not want the convention to at least feel laid-back.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Ska_Kitti on June 12, 2007, 12:21:29 AM
I should drop a line a say that Jonathan Osborne's best con friend is Scott McNeil. ^__^
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: bahamutknightzero on June 12, 2007, 04:44:39 PM
I'm going to voice what one of my friends has said

Please bring in Vic Mignogna or any other notible US dub VAs.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Spiritsnare on July 02, 2007, 08:17:57 PM
If Momoi Halko loves her fans, but dissed AX, would that mean she might be possible for Fanime? *w*
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: alkaline on July 02, 2007, 10:59:59 PM
So, now that the disaster that was AX'07 is out of the way, my girlfriend has made a very good point: once word from their Japanese guests makes the rounds over on that side of the ocean, how many folks do you think will be willing to come to an American convention? Fanime has a good reputation, but I think it's something to consider when it comes to non-repeat guests.

So, for music I got to thinking.. why not try and tap the Nerdcore acts? Anime will always be the focus, but we could definitely afford to have more gaming-related acts, right? A few suggestions..

Cinemechanica - Also known as Contra/Mega/Ninja Gaiden Band, these guys recreate entire NES games, complete with rock band and speed runs. They're AMAZING live and have been trying to get on the Penny-Arcade Expo bill to no avail. These guys would blow folks away and be a huge draw.
Example: Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KLS6ITHFqyI)
Site: http://www.cinemechanica.com/

Optimus Rhyme - Brilliant hip-hop without samples, these guys are the best on the scene. Real down to earth guys too. They'd definitely be something different. It also doesn't hurt that "School the Indie Rockers" was one of my favorite albums last year :X
Example: Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=l3eOqcZoez0)
Site: http://www.optimusrhyme.com/

The Minibosses - I don't think I have to explain these guys. Minibosses are simply the best gaming tribute band around. I saw them in SF late last year and they were amazing.
Example: Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KswR1e-it-0)
Site: http://minibosses.com/

If anyone staffers say "Hey, this is actually a good idea!" let me know. I can use some of my connections to try and make this stuff possible.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on July 03, 2007, 12:51:11 AM
Quote from: "alkaline"
So, now that the disaster that was AX'07 is out of the way, my girlfriend has made a very good point: once word from their Japanese guests makes the rounds over on that side of the ocean, how many folks do you think will be willing to come to an American convention? Fanime has a good reputation, but I think it's something to consider when it comes to non-repeat guests.

Good question... from some of the logistical, cultural, and technical nightmares I've heard of, I'm surprised acts come at all. I think Japanese bands are still a little enamored with the U.S., and knowing that thousands of people will be at the same event is attractive. Mostly, though, I've noticed that they 1) are setting their expectations lower and 2) demanding more professional treatment.

Quote
So, for music I got to thinking.. why not try and tap the Nerdcore acts? Anime will always be the focus, but we could definitely afford to have more gaming-related acts, right? A few suggestions..

Personally, I like that kind of stuff a lot! Thanks for the suggestions. I'll see if I can't make arrangements... though, honestly, I'm trying to get out of the multi-day, multi-act thing-it's bad for my health. :D
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on July 03, 2007, 01:12:14 AM
... holy crap. I just started reading about AX, and I'm physically pained. And a little worried.

Well, all I can do is make sure my part is done as cleanly and professionally as possible.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on July 03, 2007, 10:41:04 AM
Quote from: "Tony"
... holy crap. I just started reading about AX, and I'm physically pained. And a little worried.

Well, all I can do is make sure my part is done as cleanly and professionally as possible.


Yeah. Play your cards right and Fanime might be able to net all the disgruntled guests who were mistreated at AX.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on July 03, 2007, 01:46:30 PM
Quote from: "FanFicGuru"
Quote from: "Tony"
... holy crap. I just started reading about AX, and I'm physically pained. And a little worried.

Well, all I can do is make sure my part is done as cleanly and professionally as possible.


Yeah. Play your cards right and Fanime might be able to net all the disgruntled guests who were mistreated at AX.


I'd rather not book all the disappointed guests from AX. Instead, I'd prefer to carry on as we usually do, and if one of the previous AX GoH happens to accept our invitation, that would be nice. Remember that we're our own con and we're not trying to copy AX. We especially don't want to shamelessly take advantage of AX's....misstep.

Let's continue to build our own reputation and offer our condolences to AX for having some things go wrong. We're not in a competition, afterall. We're different cons and we really should be supporting each other.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on July 03, 2007, 04:41:35 PM
With every episode of DARKER THAN BLACK, I find myself falling more and more in love with Kiuchi and his voice. It's so sexy~ (Why he has no BL releases yet is a mystery to me. *cough*)

So! Another suggestion from me is seiyuu Kiuchi Hidenobu! He was at SugoiCon 2006 (http://www.fansview.com/2006/sugoicon/102806a.htm) and I had no idea. Never even heard of SugoiCon. In any case, awesome seiyuu and he likes to travel. *winkwink*

His official site is here (http://www.bee-nice.com/).
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: asuka245 on July 04, 2007, 10:05:13 AM
well i personally AX needs treat there Guest alot better! If they really want there Guest to come back.

I have never seen a guest ever return to AX by AX asking them to come but they come at there own will then leave and go for the fans not for the con inself...

well believe we kinda have a chance to get some of AX guest but for SKIN comeing to Fanime that would be nice. i guess i u can really do is invites and see what happens.

well be nice to get Glay there to or dir en Grey or Yoshiki of X or Hyde...

well this would be great to have back again... the three founder's of Gainax and a Gainax Booth in  the dealers room like the old days!

here is a high priced guest .have the creator of Ranma 1/2 at fanime.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: BunofGovt on July 04, 2007, 12:56:29 PM
illustrators/mangaka:

Sanami Matoh (she had been on the program for 2006 but was removed before the convention, I never heard why - she was one of the main reasons I came)

Yukine Honame - love her artwork, mostly yaoi manga but gorgeous!

Peter Tarkulich (www.bardsworth.com), webcomic artist.  Or other webcomic creators.  He had a table in artist's alley but if we had one or two do a panel on starting a webcomic, etc etc.

And because I am totally in the dark when it comes to jrock, bands, etc (I only recently found out who Gackt is and he is NOT the reason I went to AX), are there local bands or American bands who perform jrock-style that we can get like Artbeat?  I know artists from Japan would be awesome but we should support the community, too.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Chun on July 05, 2007, 11:27:47 PM
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"

I'd rather not book all the disappointed guests from AX. Instead, I'd prefer to carry on as we usually do, and if one of the previous AX GoH happens to accept our invitation, that would be nice. Remember that we're our own con and we're not trying to copy AX. We especially don't want to shamelessly take advantage of AX's....misstep.


Thing is, AX held a few of the powerhouses of anime this year. Inviting them over does not detriment nor imply advantage. They're part of the anime world, they should still be taken a shot at.

If anything, take it as an attempt to show the guests the "potential" another convention can run smoothly, thereby allowing AX to save face as well.

~Chun
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: pockystix on July 06, 2007, 12:06:20 AM
I really want Chihara Minori to attend more than ever. T____T I love her so much for her awesome live singing voice (which is ironically 10x better than her recording voice) and she'd be an excellent addition to MusicFest. Her being one of the [solo] performers at this year's Animelo concert @ Budokai shows what a great singer she has become. I don't think AX's concert did her justice. At all.

Did I mention she can play guitar and used to do street performances?
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Kazuko on July 06, 2007, 01:46:58 AM
D: Oh Im only wishing but I know not to ask for names like Gackt or Miyavi ROFL SKIN was nice from what i heard but DAYUM prices yo

x: I would love to see Bands like

Plastic tree (xD I know even to this day <3)
Crack 6
ZZ (T___T I totaly missed them thursday)
Mari Ijima ( Miss herrr ;o; )
Karma Shenjing (OMFG bring THEM BACK <3)
Onmyo-za
Ore Ska Band
Haruko Momoi
ALI PROJECT

Manga-ka
Mitsukazu Mihara (PLX D: <33)
Peach-Pit

Seiyuu
Oh god *___* the whole cast of Ouran High school host club
Yuuko Gotoh ( I <3 Mikuru )

Also :3 how about authors of popular Japanese books like Koshun Takami from Battle Royale (I denno if hes still alive o__O)

Fanime 08 Is gonna be bomb I cant wait :3
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Chikiru on July 06, 2007, 02:42:23 PM
I support Oreskaband coming to Fanime 08, too. :33 It's definitely a step away from the conventional "jrock" that Tony said he'd try to move away from in another topic.

Also, would it be possible to get Poplar back? I'm sort of sad that I didn't appreciate their lives more back in Fanime 06. They're definitely better live than th CDe recording suggests. >.>
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Doctor Teitoku on July 06, 2007, 04:13:53 PM
I would also love for Ore Ska Band to play at MusicFest.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: serajwl on July 09, 2007, 02:29:30 AM
Quote from: "alkaline"

Cinemechanica...

Optimus Rhyme...

The Minibosses...



Yes, yes, and yes!!! That would be epic.

But how hard would they be to get to fanime?
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nyxyin on July 09, 2007, 04:06:57 AM
Quote from: "Chun"
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"

I'd rather not book all the disappointed guests from AX. Instead, I'd prefer to carry on as we usually do, and if one of the previous AX GoH happens to accept our invitation, that would be nice. Remember that we're our own con and we're not trying to copy AX. We especially don't want to shamelessly take advantage of AX's....misstep.


Thing is, AX held a few of the powerhouses of anime this year. Inviting them over does not detriment nor imply advantage. They're part of the anime world, they should still be taken a shot at.

If anything, take it as an attempt to show the guests the "potential" another convention can run smoothly, thereby allowing AX to save face as well.


"Taken a shot at"!?  The guests are still people.  How would you feel if you were asked to waste more time another foreign anime convention shortly after you've had a miserable experience at the first one?  I imagine the "powerhouses of anime" probably have too much work to get done to travel overseas just to risk having another bad experience.  No matter which anime convention asks or how they phrase it, the invitation would probably bring up the recent memory of AX, forcing the convention to compare itself to AX, and I think that any comparison would be a lose-lose-lose situation.  I agree that it's probably better to not ask the AX guests to another convention too quickly.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Chun on July 09, 2007, 08:54:36 AM
Quote from: "Nyxyin"

"Taken a shot at"!?  The guests are still people.  How would you feel if you were asked to waste more time another foreign anime convention shortly after you've had a miserable experience at the first one?


There's a year till fanime. I did not dehumanize these people in any way, so do not assume as such by your interpretations.

Of course seiyuu schedules are busy, which is why AX was a focal point for many this year; rarity.

Which is why it shouldn't hurt to ask them later anyway. It's not the same convention. one bad American restaurant in Japan doesn't make every other eatery with American food bad; they're not that dense :/.

~Chun
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: zoupzuop2 on July 09, 2007, 10:04:42 PM
I agree, to some extent, with Chun. However, should we choose this venue, we most CERTAINLY SHOULD NOT ask until/unless they've sampled a better American convention, and even then, give them some breathing time/space. I doubt that people of such importance would enjoy being prodded and pried at every second of every day immediately after their previous experience was an absolute disgrace.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: BunofGovt on July 16, 2007, 04:39:03 PM
Having just got back from SacAnime, I'm requesting that you all ask VA Chris Patton and his band PLID for Fanime in 2008 or 2009, if schedules allow.  And Spike Spencer.

OMGHilarious!!!!
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: mDuo13 on July 17, 2007, 11:32:32 AM
Obviously a group like ROUND TABLE ft. Nino would be really difficult if not impossible for Fanime... but what about CHORO CLUB? They're pretty niche so far as I've seen.

Also, someone please try to get the manga-ka Kozue Amano out here. NOBODY has heard of her (at least, we suspect from the name that Kozue Amano is female) but her art is simply beautiful.

Also, for seiyuu, Makino Yui is just starting to become popular but she has a wonderful voice (Tsubasa Chronicle's Sakura, as well as a number of OP themes).
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Spiritsnare on July 17, 2007, 11:47:16 AM
Quote from: "mDuo13"
Obviously a group like ROUND TABLE ft. Nino would be really difficult if not impossible for Fanime... but what about CHORO CLUB? They're pretty niche so far as I've seen.

Also, someone please try to get the manga-ka Kozue Amano out here. NOBODY has heard of her (at least, we suspect from the name that Kozue Amano is female) but her art is simply beautiful.

Also, for seiyuu, Makino Yui is just starting to become popular but she has a wonderful voice (Tsubasa Chronicle's Sakura, as well as a number of OP themes).


ARIA-obsessed, are we? :3

But then again, I totally agree...
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: mDuo13 on July 17, 2007, 01:36:14 PM
Quote from: "Spiritsnare"
Quote from: "mDuo13"
Obviously a group like ROUND TABLE ft. Nino would be really difficult if not impossible for Fanime... but what about CHORO CLUB? They're pretty niche so far as I've seen.

Also, someone please try to get the manga-ka Kozue Amano out here. NOBODY has heard of her (at least, we suspect from the name that Kozue Amano is female) but her art is simply beautiful.

Also, for seiyuu, Makino Yui is just starting to become popular but she has a wonderful voice (Tsubasa Chronicle's Sakura, as well as a number of OP themes).


ARIA-obsessed, are we? :3

But then again, I totally agree...

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Can't you tell I was being subtle about it?
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Leviathan on July 19, 2007, 04:17:10 PM
Quote from: "BunofGovt"
Having just got back from SacAnime, I'm requesting that you all ask VA Chris Patton and his band PLID for Fanime in 2008 or 2009, if schedules allow.  And Spike Spencer.

OMGHilarious!!!!


Yes I agree with this. Chris said that if you invite him, he will come. Same for Vic Mignogna, I asked him at AX and he would love to come if the heads invite. Crispin Freeman would love to come back too, especially since he hasn't been back since 2002. Saw him at Sac-Anime and he would be delighted to return.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Spiritsnare on July 20, 2007, 10:07:01 AM
Quote from: "mDuo13"
Quote from: "Spiritsnare"
Quote from: "mDuo13"
Obviously a group like ROUND TABLE ft. Nino would be really difficult if not impossible for Fanime... but what about CHORO CLUB? They're pretty niche so far as I've seen.

Also, someone please try to get the manga-ka Kozue Amano out here. NOBODY has heard of her (at least, we suspect from the name that Kozue Amano is female) but her art is simply beautiful.

Also, for seiyuu, Makino Yui is just starting to become popular but she has a wonderful voice (Tsubasa Chronicle's Sakura, as well as a number of OP themes).


ARIA-obsessed, are we? :3

But then again, I totally agree...

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Can't you tell I was being subtle about it?


When you cite Kozue Amano, you're not subtle. XD
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: bahamutknightzero on July 20, 2007, 04:33:56 PM
Quote from: "Leviathan"
Quote from: "BunofGovt"
Having just got back from SacAnime, I'm requesting that you all ask VA Chris Patton and his band PLID for Fanime in 2008 or 2009, if schedules allow.  And Spike Spencer.

OMGHilarious!!!!


Yes I agree with this. Chris said that if you invite him, he will come. Same for Vic Mignogna, I asked him at AX and he would love to come if the heads invite. Crispin Freeman would love to come back too, especially since he hasn't been back since 2002. Saw him at Sac-Anime and he would be delighted to return.


I'd love to see that happen, please make this happen
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: pockystix on July 23, 2007, 02:22:56 AM
Shiraishi Minoru.

He just has to come, and you know it.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Spiritsnare on July 23, 2007, 09:09:46 AM
Quote from: "pockystix"
Shiraishi Minoru.

He just has to come, and you know it.


I second this.

COME ON EVERYONE LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: mDuo13 on July 26, 2007, 04:36:11 PM
Quote from: "Spiritsnare"
Quote from: "pockystix"
Shiraishi Minoru.

He just has to come, and you know it.


I second this.

COME ON EVERYONE LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN

That would be one heck of a coup. I rike.
pachipachi.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: otakuapprentice on July 26, 2007, 04:38:43 PM
Quote from: "mDuo13"
Quote from: "Spiritsnare"
Quote from: "pockystix"
Shiraishi Minoru.

He just has to come, and you know it.


I second this.

COME ON EVERYONE LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN

That would be one heck of a coup. I rike.
pachipachi.
yea, for me this would be worth going to fanime alone. bring us Sebastian, lol.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: mDuo13 on July 27, 2007, 08:53:15 AM
I'd still rather have Kozue Amano or Makino Yui, but...

oh! How about you bring us Animate Tenchou?!
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Spiritsnare on July 30, 2007, 11:13:40 AM
Quote from: "mDuo13"
I'd still rather have Kozue Amano or Makino Yui, but...

oh! How about you bring us Animate Tenchou?!


Now you're going insane from work. :3
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: BrightHeart76 on July 30, 2007, 01:09:04 PM
Quote from: "Leviathan"
Quote from: "BunofGovt"
Having just got back from SacAnime, I'm requesting that you all ask VA Chris Patton and his band PLID for Fanime in 2008 or 2009, if schedules allow.  And Spike Spencer.

OMGHilarious!!!!


Yes I agree with this. Chris said that if you invite him, he will come. Same for Vic Mignogna, I asked him at AX and he would love to come if the heads invite. Crispin Freeman would love to come back too, especially since he hasn't been back since 2002. Saw him at Sac-Anime and he would be delighted to return.


Crispin Freeman...please Crispin Freeman.  I just about drove my broke butt down to Sacramento last month cause it was a chance to meet him, but I got a job two days before.  I think it would be really great if you were able to get him.
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Jehuty on July 31, 2007, 07:10:46 PM
Quote from: "BrightHeart76"
Quote from: "Leviathan"
Quote from: "BunofGovt"
Having just got back from SacAnime, I'm requesting that you all ask VA Chris Patton and his band PLID for Fanime in 2008 or 2009, if schedules allow.  And Spike Spencer.

OMGHilarious!!!!


Yes I agree with this. Chris said that if you invite him, he will come. Same for Vic Mignogna, I asked him at AX and he would love to come if the heads invite. Crispin Freeman would love to come back too, especially since he hasn't been back since 2002. Saw him at Sac-Anime and he would be delighted to return.


Crispin Freeman...please Crispin Freeman.  I just about drove my broke butt down to Sacramento last month cause it was a chance to meet him, but I got a job two days before.  I think it would be really great if you were able to get him.


I talked to Monica Rial a lot at AX, she said she'd come to Fanime if she were invited as well...her and Chris Patton are friends, so it'd work...lol...
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Lolita_Technica on August 04, 2007, 07:38:06 PM
Bring back Reuben...Bring back Reuben....
Or Dan Southworth.
(Amazing, alot of people, when I was waiting in line for Reuben Langdon, were saying that they weren't aware that Reuben was coming.)
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: astroboy on August 04, 2007, 08:35:57 PM
Quote from: "Pimpstress Rei"
I'm sorry, I don't mean this in a mean way, but I can't stop laughing at some of the musical requests. I know that these are just suggestions, but please remember we're a small con and we don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars (for some of them, millions of dollars) to pay for these guests to come. It's like us getting U2 to play for us. It's not going to happen @_@
One of my friends is named Megumi. At a previous FanimeCon I was walking around looking for her one time and instead I saw some of my other friends standing around. I walked up to them and asked:
"Have you seen Megumi?"
Some random Fanime attendee standing nearby looked at me and gave me a really skeptical look:

"Megumi Hayashibara? I don't think she's here at Fanime Con!"

  :roll:
Title: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: koella on August 04, 2007, 10:00:17 PM
I would like AAA to come!
Otakon was able to get a hold of them, I think Fanime would be able to, too.  They're a pretty new band and it'd be nice to introduce them to more people in America.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Ryumon Hozukimaru on October 23, 2007, 06:36:20 PM
I agree wih Lolita_Technica about Ruben. He was great last year....and while were at it try to Johnny Yong Bosch. It would be cool to have both Dante and Nero.

For music Camino.......I know it is a long shot but Gackt.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Altomare on October 23, 2007, 06:58:49 PM

I would simply die if there was any possible way for CLAMP to come to Fanime. I mean really. I'd crawl to their feet holdind a silver platter with my heart on it for them [ okay so that's and exaggeration ] but I would be VERY happy if they could possibly come.

For Seiyuu's, I'd want:

Asano, Mayumi - Hisoka [ Yami no Matsuei ], Blue [ Wolfs Rain ], Haku [ Naruto], and a few more.
Miki, Shinichiro - Tsuzuki [ Yami no Matsuei ], Shinichirou [ Sukisyo! ], Kyuzo [ Samurai Seven ], and many more.
Namikawa, Daisuke - Fai D. Flourite [ Tsubasa Chronicle ], Yukio [ Beck - Mongolian Chop Squad ], and many others.

For English VA's I'd like:

Yuri Lowenthal - Yuuri [ Kyou Kara Maou! ], Sasuke [ Naruto ], and many more.
Chris Patton - Ichiro [ Nerima Daikon Brothers ], Greed [ Fullmetal Alchemist ], Haruka [ Tactics ], and many more.
Mona Marshall - Wolfram [ Kyou Kara Maou! ], Toboe [ Wolfs Rain ], Nataku [ X ], and many more.

So yeah, there's my two cents.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: alkaline on October 23, 2007, 09:30:19 PM
Quote from: serajwl
Polysics! Polysicspolysicspolysics @_@

yeah right....

In all honesty, they wouldn't be impossible. They tend to come out here quite a bit.

I made the above post a few months ago, so I think its time for an update.

I still don't think they're out of reach for Fanime, but as some of you may already know they've signed onto MySpace Records. This presents good and bad stipulations. On one hand, they're infinitely easier to get in touch with. On the other, they're probably a bit more tied up than before.

They just played a show here in SF this past week and of course, it was amazing. They're coming back in early November as an opening act on the MySpace tour, so its clear that they still love playing Western shows. As an added bonus, they love the Bay Area, or more specifically, San Francisco.

Just something to think about ;)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on October 24, 2007, 06:57:37 AM
 :O  (http://amanotsukiko.com/)


Time for an update from my end, I think we all can figure out where this is headed even without clicking the link. ;P

She has recently signed onto SMA-Players, meaning that it would probably be easier to contact her, but it might be more difficult to work through sony instead of directly through Otoklura Records as you would have had to do when she was still indies. I still do not think she is very out of reach, though, and would be the perfect addition to the con. Great music for Musicfest, and an extremly nice and intresting person. She is a bit of a geek herself and loves videogames, movies, and collecting toys and figurines, and going to various conventions (not sure if she enjoys anime conventions, though). I still say she is perfect for Fanime, and if she is not at least seriously looked into as a potential guest, I think Fanime is loosing one of the best Musicfest guests they can possibly have.

[/shameless Amano plug]
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KawaiiMess on October 24, 2007, 07:38:43 AM
Bring on Johnny Yong Bosch. C'mon, he was Vash, he's Ichigo, he was Renton, he was the black power ranger. I second the Chris Patton. Brad Swailes, maybe, since he's playing Light Yagami in Death Note, and since DN just premired...


Dir en grey is probably a "not a chance" thing, but if they came, I would seriously die. The music fest should have more rock, less pop.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: bahamutknightzero on October 24, 2007, 06:16:46 PM
Bring on Johnny Yong Bosch. C'mon, he was Vash, he's Ichigo, he was Renton, he was the black power ranger. I second the Chris Patton. Brad Swailes, maybe, since he's playing Light Yagami in Death Note, and since DN just premired...


Dir en grey is probably a "not a chance" thing, but if they came, I would seriously die. The music fest should have more rock, less pop.

You forgot to mention that he was Kiba in Wolf's Rain
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KawaiiMess on October 24, 2007, 10:31:55 PM


Quote from: bahamutknightzero link=topic=7605.msg186127#msg186127 date=1193275006You forgot to mention that he was Kiba in Wolf's Rain
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Yes yes, that too. :D He rocks.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Kazuko on October 25, 2007, 08:25:07 PM
I want plastic tree =x but thats not going to happen~ oh no sir-ee

I really though I want Mitsukazu Mihara to come, shes a great manga-ka

Bring back Ruben he was loads of fun! so were mechanical panda!!!

Karma Shenjin too <3
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Paladin Cecil on October 25, 2007, 09:19:51 PM
This is a really good topic idea. Is this the first time that a guest suggestion topic has been posted at this board?

Names I'd like to see:

Vic Mignogna
Aaron Dismuke
Travis Willingham (all three voices of FMA characters)
Matt Hill
Venus Terzo (both of Gundam Seed fame)
Shiloh Strong (voice of Zelos from Tales of Symphonia)
Brad Swaile (voice of Quatre from GW)
Kirby Morrow (voice of Trowa from GW)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: zoupzuop2 on October 26, 2007, 12:25:24 PM

Names I'd like to see:

Venus Terzo (both of Gundam Seed fame)

Don't forget that she was involved with Ranma ½. Which is ALL the more reason to bring her on-board.
Then again... that would sort of make the chance of bringing Richard Ian Cox to Fanime about nil & nigh... sort'a awkward if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Ska_Kitti on October 29, 2007, 10:16:06 AM
I'd like to see Greg Ayers come to Fanime. The only problem with his invite is that he prefers to come with other VA's. Chris Patton is a good one to bring.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on October 29, 2007, 12:17:17 PM
Now that it's been announced that Kiuchi Hidenobu is coming to Fanime, how about someone to compliment him? Like... Suwabe Junichi??? X.DDD More wishful thinking on my part, but yeah, they'd make an awesome combination of guests!

So excited to meet Kiuchi! I hope Fanime gets more guests like this for 2008 and in the future!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: DemonLordZabuza on October 30, 2007, 03:31:38 PM
ZZ
Goofy Style :D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Cowpunk on November 08, 2007, 12:44:33 PM
Of course Yamaga-san.

I'd add:

Monkey Punch, his idea of fun is to hang out and talk to attendies.

Megimi Hayashibara

Fred Schodt - he has a new book out on Tezuka (The Astro Boy Essays)

Helen McCarthy

Toren Smith

And of course I'm always willing to hop BART down from Oakland if you want me again.

Gilles - I love Fanime - Poitras
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KyraEnsui on November 12, 2007, 08:58:38 PM
XD Here it goes:

Seiyuu:
Sakurai Takahiro
Morikawa Toshiyuki
Hoshi Souichirou
Ishida Akira
Miyano Mamoru
Romi Paku
Suwabe Junichi
Suzumura Kenichi
Fukuyama Jun

Mangaka:
You Higuri
Tateno Makoto
Odagiri Hotaru
Kannagi Sotoru
Asato Eiri

Singers/Band:
Nami Tamaki
TM Revolution
Camino
Sachi Tainaka
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on November 13, 2007, 06:56:53 AM
Love your list, Kyra. ;)
It's sadly lacking Hatano Wataru and Suzuki Tatsuhisa though! Oh wait-- It's your list, not mine. ;D

Fanime needs to get Waccha and Tatsu and make them sing for us!!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KyraEnsui on November 13, 2007, 09:09:02 AM
 ;D How about adding Takuma Terashima too? They all can perform live on stage. *nod nod* XDD Or take them to the arcade room.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: RyuHayabusa on November 13, 2007, 01:54:33 PM
I also want:

Miyuki Sawashiro-Shinku, Rozen Maiden, Reika-Goshusho-sama Ninomiya Kun, Mint-Galaxy Angel, Maria-Sayonara Setzubou Sensei

Natsuko Kuwatani-Suiseiseki, Rozen Maiden, Tweedledee-Kiddy Grade, Lutecia and Alph-Nanoha series, Yue Ayase-Negima?! Ryoko Asakura-Haruhi Suzmiya

Rie Tanaka-Suigintou, Maria-Hayate The Combat Butler, Lacus Clyne-Gundam Seed, Simca-Air Gear, Chobits-Chii, Yomi-Azumanga Daioh

Peach-Pit-Creators of Rozen Maiden, DearS, Zombie Loan and now Shugo Chara :3

Along with Musical Guests

-Camino
-Girguramesh
-Despair's Ray
-Nami Tamaki
-Ali Project

Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: deonchan on November 13, 2007, 03:59:18 PM
Not sure if they have been put out there yet and I've rumors on some but

fred gallagher aka piro of Mega Tokyo (http://www.megatokyo.com/)
Tim Buckley of Ctrl+Alt+Del  (http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/index.php)
Voltaire (http://www.voltaire.net)
Gackt
3 Nation (http://www.emimusic.jp/3n/)
CHEMISTRY (http://www.chemistryclub.net/)
M-Flo (http://www.m-flo.com/)

That's all I can think of... for now :D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Akira Miyamoto on November 13, 2007, 11:59:26 PM
Aya Hirano would make an awesome musical guest.

Also, it would be cool if either Tim Buckley or Fred Gallagher made an appearance.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on November 14, 2007, 03:14:26 PM
;D How about adding Takuma Terashima too? They all can perform live on stage. *nod nod* XDD Or take them to the arcade room.

Takkun~~~ X.DDD
Haha, that would be awesome if they sang the Saint Beast ED. Oh how I love that song! So catchy. .^^ But yes, it would be amewsing to see them all in the gaming room. But if they were coming to game, we'd have to add Ichiki Mitsuhiro into the mix. He recently dug out his old SNES to play King of Fighters, LoL. And he plays KOF at the ge-sen too. (I'm highly amewsed that Ichiki is a Gackt fanboy, haha.) Man I love'd to see them have one of their Monster Hunter gatherings, LoL.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: deonchan on November 14, 2007, 04:59:13 PM
oops! Almost forgot Hawk and Ananth from Applegeeks! (http://www.applegeeks.com/)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KyraEnsui on November 16, 2007, 10:01:42 AM
;D How about adding Takuma Terashima too? They all can perform live on stage. *nod nod* XDD Or take them to the arcade room.

Takkun~~~ X.DDD
Haha, that would be awesome if they sang the Saint Beast ED. Oh how I love that song! So catchy. .^^ But yes, it would be amewsing to see them all in the gaming room. But if they were coming to game, we'd have to add Ichiki Mitsuhiro into the mix. He recently dug out his old SNES to play King of Fighters, LoL. And he plays KOF at the ge-sen too. (I'm highly amewsed that Ichiki is a Gackt fanboy, haha.) Man I love'd to see them have one of their Monster Hunter gatherings, LoL.

I love the song too. XD That's why I bought the single when it first came out. ^^;; Just have a hard time denoting who's who singing. Haha.. Wow. I learned something new~! Most interesting is all of them in one room, with a Wii and playing Smash Bros. XDD!! I wonder how crazy they'll get.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on November 16, 2007, 05:35:33 PM
Most interesting is all of them in one room, with a Wii and playing Smash Bros. XDD!! I wonder how crazy they'll get.[/color]

They're more likely to whip out their PSPs and have a Monster Hunter tournament, LoL.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KyraEnsui on November 16, 2007, 08:11:10 PM
Most interesting is all of them in one room, with a Wii and playing Smash Bros. XDD!! I wonder how crazy they'll get.[/color]

They're more likely to whip out their PSPs and have a Monster Hunter tournament, LoL.

XD!! I remember that. Wah~! I do hope Fanime get more seiyuus over here.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: darkknightcecil on November 17, 2007, 12:59:56 PM
Vic Mignogna voice of Ed in FMA
'nuff said
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Jehuty on November 21, 2007, 12:48:44 PM
Dunno about "nuff said", lol...j/k

Nah but seriously, there IS a fanbase for Dub actors here...I'm not saying we don't TRY, but it would be cool to get some of the bigger names in English Voice Acting to come to Fanime (deja vu' over here, lol).

Not to name-drop, but some of the aforementioned guests would be some awesome "acquisitions" I guess would be the word. Vic Mignogna (sp?), Chris Patton, Greg Ayres, Monica Rial have all been previously mentioned and IMHO would make for some pretty good "gets." Greg Ayres would be nifty, as he often hosts a panel concerning the "Hot Button" issue of Anime Downloadingl something I think is pretty interesting given the events concerning Geneon.

Just a suggestion...hope it gets read...^_^
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: deonchan on November 23, 2007, 02:30:22 PM
Another Musicfest idea.... Kimura Kaela  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIFU2eCWmGE)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: slifertheskydragon on November 24, 2007, 06:31:06 AM
PLEASE INVITE DAN GREEN.

HE NEVER COMES TO CONS ON THE WEST COAST!!! HE'S ONLY GONE TO AUSTRALIA!!! D:

He works in New York!!! D: !!!!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: PyronIkari on November 24, 2007, 07:23:36 AM
Haruko Momoi is a possibility. She likes conventions, and likes going out, seeing fans, seeing new things, but you'd have to get a hold of her early. She's usually pretty busy.

Hmmm. I've been doing some thinking and what not.

Polysics is easilly a possibility(but only a possibility, seeing that you'd have to go through their US contacts now for rights etc.)

People are making a bad assumption about "guests" though. It's not that a guest is too big of a name to get, and that they have to aim for niche... it's that you have to aim for realistic, in terms of whether the guest would want to come, for one... and whether or not their parent company would want them to(how they can be promoted). Being niche doesn't really help the con very much, because most people don't care to see random x person that they've never heard of, and without the interest, the person has not much reason to go.

Guests like Hirano Aya and the such, would be a huge pain in the ass to get, not because of the guest itself, but because of the companies that own her. They know she's huge right now, so it's lots of hurdles to get the guest, on both the US front and Japanese front. If you know anyone on staff of AX in a semi-high position you can hear the stories of what had to be done there.

With that being said... Bands I think would do well at fanime, and are semi-realistic

Ellegarden- A Japanese punk band. Here's the thing, most of their songs are in English(a good 70% or so) or mixed English and Japanese. So it doesn't alienate people that don't want to listen to JP music. They've done shows in the US including Sakura-con in Seattle 2 years ago. They've toured the East Coast as well played a show in LA. They are amazing live(better than they are on album honestly since his English is near flawless now).They're pretty big in Japan, and they have a growing fandom in the US. They just released a US album, so this would be a HUGE chance for them to promote, so opportunity wise, it would be very good for them.

Momoi Haruko- As said. She likes the US, she likes going to different areas, meeting new fans, etc. etc. etc. She'd probably want to go just to see San Francisco/San Jose but she's usually really busy so advance notice would be key. Queen of Akihabara.

Wakamoto Norio- One of the most amazing men in VA'ing today. He's been doing rolls since... forever. He's been in practically every series. Dragon Ball Z, Zoids, Final Fantasy, Valkyrie Profile, Disgaea, Ninja Scrolls, Maison Ikkoku, Plastic Little, Record of Lodoss Wars, Sazae-San, Legend of Galactic Heroes and the list goes on and on... and he still goes strong. Along side Koyasu, he is probably the male VA I respect the most.

Polysics: For reasons stated above, as well as what Alkaline said.

Shaft: Okay, Shaft is the company. But Shaft has been one of the most underappreciated companies in the industry despite all the amazing work they've done. Animation for Honey and Clover, Pani Poni Dash, Angel Sanctuary, Sousei no Aquarion, Eureka Seven, Rec, Mahoromatic, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Tenchi movies, Street Fighter the movie, Urusei Yatsura...

SAMURAI PIZZA CATS.

They've done amazing work for decades, for extremely popular series, but always get ignored compared to, Gonzo, KyoAni and other "famous" companies.

As for people I would like to see, but don't really have a realistic chance.

Radwimps- They've never done anything outside of Japan that I know of, but damn if I don't love them.

Tokyo Jihen-Shiina Ringo's band. I don't really need to say much more than that.

Rie Tanaka

Tamura Yukari

Both of them... g'uh... so... amazing.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Jun-Watarase on November 24, 2007, 07:55:32 AM
Haruko Momoi is a possibility. She likes conventions, and likes going out, seeing fans, seeing new things, but you'd have to get a hold of her early. She's usually pretty busy.

You wish.

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Tokyo Jihen-Shiina Ringo's band. I don't really need to say much more than that.

... I wish.

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Wakamoto Norio.

His roles are pretty gar and/or creepy. But I suppose that's pretty respectable, too. XD;


As for the bands mentioned before like Polysics, Ellegarden, Dir en Grey, Karma Shenjing... have all played in America, before. Fanime has become pretty big, so if guest relations handle it well, it definitely isn't impossible.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on November 24, 2007, 08:36:00 AM
I still stand by Amano Tsukiko being realistic. She loves her fans and loves meeting her fans, she would probably enjoy an American anime convention (as she tends to be a bit of a geek herself and does like to go to cons, I just do not know how often she goes to anime cons), and I think that she would really appeal to the people at Fanime. The only thing is that I do not know how difficult it is to work with SMA-Players to get her out here, and it depends on the schedule of her band (because just Amano herself would be pretty much useless). What goes along with that is how this would advantage the company and how they could promote her, which could easily be as simple as trying to spread knowledge of her incredible talent and increase her fanbase, but since I don't think like a company, I cannot help with insight into that very much.

Have I also mentioned that she's just all-around amazing, and that's reason enough to bring her out? :D
(Oh, and she has been trying to learn English recently, which is another plus, since her American fans would then be able to understand her more without a translator.)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Jun-Watarase on November 24, 2007, 08:46:53 AM
I still stand by Amano Tsukiko being realistic. She loves her fans and loves meeting her fans, she would probably enjoy an American anime convention (as she tends to be a bit of a geek herself and does like to go to cons, I just do not know how often she goes to anime cons), and I think that she would really appeal to the people at Fanime. The only thing is that I do not know how difficult it is to work with SMA-Players to get her out here, and it depends on the schedule of her band (because just Amano herself would be pretty much useless). What goes along with that is how this would advantage the company and how they could promote her, which could easily be as simple as trying to spread knowledge of her incredible talent and increase her fanbase, but since I don't think like a company, I cannot help with insight into that very much.

Have I also mentioned that she's just all-around amazing, and that's reason enough to bring her out? :D
(Oh, and she has been trying to learn English recently, which is another plus, since her American fans would then be able to understand her more without a translator.)

I don't know if her fandom is realistically big enough, outside of fans of her singles for Fatal Frame series, to be brought as a guest to Fanime. I doubt it-- but if it is managed, whether or not people would know of her, she'd probably be appealing to both anime fans and jrockers at the con since her performance would probably be pretty stylish. :D~
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: PyronIkari on November 24, 2007, 06:18:43 PM
More impossibly awesome guests.

Iosys
Zun

It basically goes against doujin rule for them to come, so the chances of them coming is basically 0, but it doesn't change that they'd be awesome guests to listen to. Zun as a programmer, designer, and as a composer, all of it would be so awesome to listen to.

Iosys just to listen to them talk about their ideas and where it all comes from.

Some more realistic guests.

Some of the members of I've. Preferably, not Kotoko. Kotoko has already been to the US, so a different I've member would have a more exclusive appeal(and prove that, Kotoko isn't the only person that people care about). Kawada Mami would be my first pick in terms of personal preference. Mell or Shiho as my second pick.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: kat-hime on November 24, 2007, 11:29:04 PM
Music:
Aya Hirano
AnCafe
Asian Kung-Fu Generation

VAs:
Vic Mignogna
and i think.. the Anime TV cast?

that would be so great^^
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on November 25, 2007, 12:00:54 AM
I don't know if her fandom is realistically big enough, outside of fans of her singles for Fatal Frame series, to be brought as a guest to Fanime. I doubt it-- but if it is managed, whether or not people would know of her, she'd probably be appealing to both anime fans and jrockers at the con since her performance would probably be pretty stylish. :D~
That's another issue. Her obscurity. There would be little interest from the Fanime goers as it is, true. But I think that if she were promoted well enough (on the forums, by the con), with samples, link to her site, etc., we could easily generate interest, since there are already more fans than you would expect to find, plus that her music would be completly awesome for the Fanime target audience, as you have said, it wouldn't be too difficult to drum up interest. Which is partly where I come in, as a one-girl army trying to get that.

I don't really keep up with who the guests are, but surely there have been some pretty obscure yet totally awesome artists that have been brought out in recent years? Even though I am clearly biased, I still believe that it is doable, even if it will take some work to generate the fanbase needed. I don't see her really pulling very far out of her current obscurity anytime in the very near future (except, hopefully, with more upcoming information on Fatal Frame IV, more fans will be pulled in), so why miss out on an extremly amazing guest because of her obscurity?

Than again, I do see the issues with it not seeming to be worthwhile to bring out a guest that has so few fans at the con already, but I still say that since she does appeal to so many people (people into hardcore j-rock, people into poppier things, people into great shows, people into great costuming, people into beautiful women, etc.), many people would be very pleased to discover her. She has a special gift of really being able to connect with fans, and her music can relate to so many people, that she really would be a great choice.

[/pro-Amano propaganda]
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on November 26, 2007, 04:28:17 PM
Ellegarden- A Japanese punk band. Here's the thing, most of their songs are in English(a good 70% or so) or mixed English and Japanese. So it doesn't alienate people that don't want to listen to JP music. They've done shows in the US including Sakura-con in Seattle 2 years ago. They've toured the East Coast as well played a show in LA. They are amazing live(better than they are on album honestly since his English is near flawless now).They're pretty big in Japan, and they have a growing fandom in the US. They just released a US album, so this would be a HUGE chance for them to promote, so opportunity wise, it would be very good for them.

Momoi Haruko- As said. She likes the US, she likes going to different areas, meeting new fans, etc. etc. etc. She'd probably want to go just to see San Francisco/San Jose but she's usually really busy so advance notice would be key. Queen of Akihabara.

Wakamoto Norio- One of the most amazing men in VA'ing today. He's been doing rolls since... forever. He's been in practically every series. Dragon Ball Z, Zoids, Final Fantasy, Valkyrie Profile, Disgaea, Ninja Scrolls, Maison Ikkoku, Plastic Little, Record of Lodoss Wars, Sazae-San, Legend of Galactic Heroes and the list goes on and on... and he still goes strong. Along side Koyasu, he is probably the male VA I respect the most.

I'm with ya on ELLEGARDEN. I've missed all the concerts they've had in the States. .T___T Takeshiiiiiiiiiiii~~~!!!!!!

As for Momoi Haruko, uh, she seems very high-maintenance. I'll just leave it at that.

Wakamoto Norio eh? I'm just thinking of the Britannian Emperor and Ten no Koe, haha. He's not on the top of my list personally, but it'd be pretty cool to have a veteran seiyuu.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Jun-Watarase on November 27, 2007, 05:30:17 AM
As for Momoi Haruko, uh, she seems very high-maintenance. I'll just leave it at that.

High-maintenance? The treatment she got at AX would be unfit for ANY guest you could bring to a con.

Not only did she not have a hotel room when she arrived, nor was she treated as a guest by staff workers, but they almost had to cancel her concert because of faulty scheduling. She loves her fans, so she chose to cancel all her events prior to her concert so she could perform to avoid disappointing them. Pleasing her fans, to her, was rewarding and more important than everything that went wrong... but I'm sure if it were any other guest, they'd be furious.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Spiritsnare on November 27, 2007, 10:34:27 AM
As for Momoi Haruko, uh, she seems very high-maintenance. I'll just leave it at that.

High-maintenance? The treatment she got at AX would be unfit for ANY guest you could bring to a con.

Not only did she not have a hotel room when she arrived, nor was she treated as a guest by staff workers, but they almost had to cancel her concert because of faulty scheduling. She loves her fans, so she chose to cancel all her events prior to her concert so she could perform to avoid disappointing them. Pleasing her fans, to her, was rewarding and more important than everything that went wrong... but I'm sure if it were any other guest, they'd be furious.

QFT.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on November 27, 2007, 04:31:57 PM
High-maintenance? The treatment she got at AX would be unfit for ANY guest you could bring to a con.

Not only did she not have a hotel room when she arrived, nor was she treated as a guest by staff workers, but they almost had to cancel her concert because of faulty scheduling. She loves her fans, so she chose to cancel all her events prior to her concert so she could perform to avoid disappointing them. Pleasing her fans, to her, was rewarding and more important than everything that went wrong... but I'm sure if it were any other guest, they'd be furious.

Oh, I understand that. I'm just saying in general.
I would say this for any real big idol. I don't mean to single out Momoi or anything.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Jun-Watarase on November 27, 2007, 06:10:58 PM
High-maintenance? The treatment she got at AX would be unfit for ANY guest you could bring to a con.

Not only did she not have a hotel room when she arrived, nor was she treated as a guest by staff workers, but they almost had to cancel her concert because of faulty scheduling. She loves her fans, so she chose to cancel all her events prior to her concert so she could perform to avoid disappointing them. Pleasing her fans, to her, was rewarding and more important than everything that went wrong... but I'm sure if it were any other guest, they'd be furious.

Oh, I understand that. I'm just saying in general.
I would say this for any real big idol. I don't mean to single out Momoi or anything.

Actually, a friend of mine that's familiar with Momoi corrected me and told me she can be pretty high-maintenance. XD; Neeeevermind.

But AX staff was pretty shitty that year, still. Sorry, I meant... AX staff was REALLY shitty that year.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: pockystix on November 27, 2007, 09:57:32 PM
Hey guys, did I mention Shiraishi Minoru?

Do it. Seriously.

Oh, and Chihara Minori is good, too. But her coming back to America is a bit unrealistic. ^^;
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Jun-Watarase on November 28, 2007, 03:48:31 AM
Hey guys, did I mention Shiraishi Minoru?

Do it. Seriously.

Oh, and Chihara Minori is good, too. But her coming back to America is a bit unrealistic. ^^;

Vivian...

WE WISH. ;_;
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Gatsby on December 02, 2007, 04:02:01 PM
I hope to see Dir En Grey and KOTOKO. My friend hopes for L'Arc~En~Ciel which would be cool.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Mizuki on December 04, 2007, 06:15:07 PM
Crystal King.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: yumicchi88 on December 07, 2007, 12:40:16 AM
LM.C !!!! I want to hear "Boys & Girls" in person!!!!!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on December 07, 2007, 06:48:10 AM
LM.C !!!! I want to hear "Boys & Girls" in person!!!!!
If we got LM.C, we would just have to bring out JiLL-Decoy association to off-set them. You know, have a Red Garden op/ed thing going on.

Plus, everyone needs more funky jazz in their lives.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: saku on December 07, 2007, 09:18:22 PM
Voice Actor/Actress:
Kishio Daisuke
Miyano Mamoru
Ishida Akira
Sugita Tomokazu
Konishi Katsuyuki
Suwabe Junichi
Suzuki Tatsuhisa
Yoshino Hiroyuki
Kaida Yuki
Saiga Mitsuki

Manga-ka:
Ninomiya Tomoko
Kure Yuki

I would be really happy if I could meet them... especially Kishio Daisuke
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: lapislazulai on December 08, 2007, 12:35:17 AM
Don't know if anyone mentioned it, but all us coming up from Vegas want Yuri Lowenthal.

He's going to be Pip from Hellsing Ultimate; and everyone knows they secretly love Hellsing. >_>
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Ayamachi on December 11, 2007, 06:24:14 PM
I second Yuri Lowenthal!

For seiyuu the list is very long...very, very long. I don't even know which like traveling. =/ For now I'll leave it at Hoshi Souichirou, Suwabe Junichi, and Miyano Mamoru. But hell, I'm already going for Kiuchi Hidenobu.  ;D


And IF YOU CAN GET ELLEGARDEN.

I WILL DIE.

HOMAN.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Leviathan on December 12, 2007, 11:40:51 PM
Manga-ka:

Matsuri Hino

That would be so awesome if she could come. All Vampire Knight cosplayers gather and protect their creator.  :D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: PyronIkari on December 13, 2007, 11:11:09 AM

And IF YOU CAN GET ELLEGARDEN.

I WILL DIE.

HOMAN.

Elle is extremely capable of getting. They come to the US for shows occasionally, they are just starting to release US albums, this is a GREAT chance for them to hit a giant market. Wonder if Fanime staff is going to pick up on this. Not just because I'm a fan of ////elle, mave all the albums, and DVDs... but because they would be a good pull.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on December 13, 2007, 01:47:21 PM
Elle is extremely capable of getting. They come to the US for shows occasionally, they are just starting to release US albums, this is a GREAT chance for them to hit a giant market. Wonder if Fanime staff is going to pick up on this. Not just because I'm a fan of ////elle, mave all the albums, and DVDs... but because they would be a good pull.
My ears are burning. No, I didn't light a q-tip.

But AVEX and Sony are knocking, so them first...
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on December 13, 2007, 03:08:27 PM
SMA Players = a division of Sony, correct? and SMA Players = the label that Amano is with... correct? ;P
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on December 13, 2007, 06:24:42 PM
But AVEX and Sony are knocking, so them first...
Sony, Sony.... UVERworld!?!?! *wishful thinking*
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on December 14, 2007, 03:06:39 AM
If Yamaga-San is coming back this year, can you have him bring Katsuyuki Konishi, Marina Inoue and Tetsuya Kakihara (Kamina, Yoko and Simon) from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan?

Last year at the panel he said he'd try to bring them with him next time. That would rock. ^_^

Ric Meyers would be fun to have again as well. He's a cool guy.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on December 14, 2007, 11:00:33 AM
If Yamaga-San is coming back this year, can you have him bring Katsuyuki Konishi, Marina Inoue and Tetsuya Kakihara (Kamina, Yoko and Simon) from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan?
Dude, that would be MOST AWESOME!

I went to the Gurren Lagann event in Japan over the summer and actually saw Yamaga san! Wanted to say hi and mention Fanime, but he was busy talking to other staffers, so yeah....

Konishi is HILARIOUS. Such a great person on stage and daaaaaaaaaaaaang, Kakki, that boi can SCREAM! (He did Simon's "Giga Drill Breaker.") WOW! In short, I'm all for the GL cast at Fanime! =.DDDD Kakki and Hiyama were at Connichi in Germany this year so maybe???
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: keirabug on December 17, 2007, 11:52:05 PM
I would LOVE to see STEPHANIE YANEZ as a guest singer, or even perform at the half time show for the masqerade. anywhere, anytime, really! <3
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Kazuko on December 17, 2007, 11:56:02 PM
XD I wish for UVERworld or Ellegarden....Plastic Tree please ;-;

I really hope that Mitsukazu Mihara comes :3 shes a good manga-ka (creator of the DOLL series,chocolate, alice addict, ect. Also she has had her artwork on covers of the gothic & Lolita bibles)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on December 21, 2007, 01:51:52 PM
But AVEX and Sony are knocking, so them first...
Sony, Sony.... UVERworld!?!?! *wishful thinking*
Well now that it fell through... yes. We were going to get UVERworld.

We got down to the last bit of negotation (I started drafting the contract with our terms) but they decided they needed to focus on their fanbase in Japan, first. My guess is they'll be releasing new material soon and need to rally their fanbase before anything else. I can't blame them; frankly, I was happy they even considered us!

I'm awaiting confirmation on another band, more indy, that's been mentioned here. Hopefully we'll have things signed and announced mid-late january.

And then I'm booking the most awesome act ever (http://www.myspace.com/ymck) for my own personal amusement.  ;D ... well, not really; that's irresponsible. But if money were no object...
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Kazuko on December 21, 2007, 02:19:40 PM
Tony you made me cry ;_________________;
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Acid_Android on December 21, 2007, 03:56:45 PM
Tony you made me cry ;_________________;

(;_____;  ) Believe me, we totally feel your pain!! We really tried our best to get them and thought it was going to go through, so when we got the news that it wasn't going to happen, my heart died a little I was really disappointed.  LOLL But no, seriously, we hope all of you will be super happy with the band that we're waiting on confirmations for (;_________;  )

One of my own personal faves, btw.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on December 21, 2007, 06:18:12 PM
Well now that it fell through... yes. We were going to get UVERworld.

We got down to the last bit of negotation (I started drafting the contract with our terms) but they decided they needed to focus on their fanbase in Japan, first. My guess is they'll be releasing new material soon and need to rally their fanbase before anything else. I can't blame them; frankly, I was happy they even considered us!

I'm awaiting confirmation on another band, more indy, that's been mentioned here. Hopefully we'll have things signed and announced mid-late january.
EHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .T__________________T
Man, that would've been MOST AWESOME. I think you should have just like... not told us how close you were to getting them. :'(

More indy.... ELLEGARDEN perhaps!?!?!?!? Takeshiiiiiiiiii~~~~~~!!!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on December 21, 2007, 06:34:26 PM
Sorry  :-\ I just wanted to... share the pain...  :D

No, seriously - I wanted to let everyone know that we are listening, and that we're trying the best we can... even if it doesn't always work out in the end.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on December 21, 2007, 09:45:01 PM
...Amano's not a band... darn. Un;ess you are counting Amano + her band as a band...  ;D ;D


...Not indies either, but still pretty close to it for being signed onto a major label, so that's more indies than not at all... right?

*should have just given up hope long ago*
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: deonchan on December 22, 2007, 10:53:19 AM
Sorry  :-\ I just wanted to... share the pain...  :D

No, seriously - I wanted to let everyone know that we are listening, and that we're trying the best we can... even if it doesn't always work out in the end.

That sux :(

But ona bright side maybe Tony can now try to pull M-Flo? yes yes yes kk thx bai!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on December 22, 2007, 11:39:07 AM
Sorry  :-\ I just wanted to... share the pain...  :D

No, seriously - I wanted to let everyone know that we are listening, and that we're trying the best we can... even if it doesn't always work out in the end.
I'm sure everyone is appreciative of Fanime's efforts. Thanks!! You're the best~!
NOW GET ME ELLEGARDEN INSTEAD! LoL. ;D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Arisa on December 22, 2007, 12:22:46 PM
I forgot up and till today to post my guest wish list.^^;
It would be awesome if we could have gotten UVERworld, but it's okay. I appreciate Fanime's efforts.

Since we already got Kiuchi Hidenobu, hope we can get more seiyuu to accompany him? X.D
Hatano Wataru
Koyasu Takehito
Okiayu Ryoutarou
Suwabe Junichi
Suzumura Kenichi
Seki Tomokazu
Konishi Katsuyuki
Suzuki Tastuhisa
Morikawa Toshiyuki
Sakurai Takahiro
Minagawa Junko
Hisakawa Aya
Saiga Mitsuki
Kaida Yuki
and lots more

and like Nina Star 9, I say we get Amano Tsukiko, too She's really a great singer, underrated and be perfect for Fanime. so yeah.^^;;; First Japanese artist I took a liking into, (non seiyuu).^^;;;

Like Gokumew2 said ELLEGARDEN would just be awesome, too!  ;D

I know some of the seiyuus might be really hard to get. But just throwing out names.^^;;

Thank you for your guys efforts! Fanime 2008 will be my first con so I hope it can be awesome! It already is with Kiuchi as the the first guest!


Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Arisa on December 22, 2007, 12:27:27 PM
...Amano's not a band... darn. Un;ess you are counting Amano + her band as a band...  ;D ;D


...Not indies either, but still pretty close to it for being signed onto a major label, so that's more indies than not at all... right?

*should have just given up hope long ago*

Don't give up hope! X.DDD

Glad to see a fellow Amano fan. I join you onto the Amano bandwagon for Fanime! I think I recognize you from Voice Over Forums?

Fanime 2008 will be my first con, and it'll be awesome if Amano was there.
Just like you, I think Amano would be awesome for Fanime~
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: PyronIkari on December 22, 2007, 01:10:54 PM
I'm going to throw this out and unlike the normal go through, I actually don't have that much to go on.

Tokyo Nu-School of Jazz

A band that I absolutely love, but don't know too much about. I have one of their albums and have misc mp3s of theirs. It's not the usual things you'd expect at a con, but it's great music from an amazing band, with a very JP twist on Jazz.

(I like how this thread has become more of a sharing interest in music thread over an actual thread where fanime looks and tries to get guests that are recommended here).

On a semi-serious note, Tommy Heavenly 6/The Brilliant Green. With Tomoko going back and the Brilliant Green starting up, as well as her wide variety of song types doing her solo/heavelny 6 thing... They'd be a good interest to pick up all kinds of people. Very very candy poppish songs, to 80/early 90's style rock, to a very current rock sound.

PS if you haven't, go buy Heavy Starry Night, Tommy Heavenly 6's latest album. One of the best album releases in a long time, entire album is amazing.

Oh, and go pick up US release of Eleven Fire Crackers by Ellegarden. They redid a lot of the songs, and cleaned up a lot of the English so it sounds pretty much flawless. They also changed up some of the notes in a few songs(like Alternative Plans).
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on December 22, 2007, 10:02:31 PM
...Amano's not a band... darn. Un;ess you are counting Amano + her band as a band...  ;D ;D


...Not indies either, but still pretty close to it for being signed onto a major label, so that's more indies than not at all... right?

*should have just given up hope long ago*

Don't give up hope! X.DDD

Glad to see a fellow Amano fan. I join you onto the Amano bandwagon for Fanime! I think I recognize you from Voice Over Forums?

Fanime 2008 will be my first con, and it'll be awesome if Amano was there.
Just like you, I think Amano would be awesome for Fanime~
What, the totally A LUNCH themed set gave it away, didn't it? XD Yes, I am Musouka there. I'm just glad that another fan goes to Fanime!


I've been pushing for Amano for a couple of years now, and still no Amano, but hopefully this year we have enough pull to get her to come out.




I still vote for JiLL-Decoy association to fill Fanime's jazz quota. I have never heard anything by Tokyo Nu-School of Jazz (yet), but I would be very excited to see a jazz group come out. That is a new genre for Fanime and would be an awesome addition to the con.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on December 23, 2007, 11:37:22 AM
Looooooooove Arisa's guest list. ;D
I think if Hatano Wataru were offered to come to Fanime, there'd be a good chance of him accepting! Me, Arisa, and some other friends sent him a Christmas present and he wrote about it in his blog (http://blog.haoto.main.jp/?eid=760823)! (R1 Yumeria DVDs-- his first main role; translation of his blog entry here (http://gokumew2.livejournal.com/1499181.html)) Arisa and I also mentioned Fanime in our letters, hehe. PLEASE TRY TO GET WACCHA!!! Here's his ANN article (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17481). (old profile pic of him .>_> *points to forum avatar instead*) I'm sure most people are familiar with Kasanoda from Ouran. :)


PS If you want to give him a poke for Fanime, his website is http://haoto.main.jp/ and you can send him email via a web form. All mail from the form goes directly to him. *nudgenudgewinkwink* He was in DARKER THAN BLACK with Kiuchi, though only for the first two episodes.

PPS The perfect person to compliment Hatano is Suzuki Tatsuhisa (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=14071)! ;) They're kinda best buddies and they had a couple radio shows together (they're HILARIOUS). Plus Tatsu can SING! Get him for MusicFest! .*__________*


I forgot up and till today to post my guest wish list.^^;
It would be awesome if we could have gotten UVERworld, but it's okay. I appreciate Fanime's efforts.

Since we already got Kiuchi Hidenobu, hope we can get more seiyuu to accompany him? X.D
Hatano Wataru
Koyasu Takehito
Okiayu Ryoutarou
Suwabe Junichi
Suzumura Kenichi
Seki Tomokazu
Konishi Katsuyuki
Suzuki Tastuhisa
Morikawa Toshiyuki
Sakurai Takahiro
Minagawa Junko
Hisakawa Aya
Saiga Mitsuki
Kaida Yuki
and lots more
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Arisa on December 23, 2007, 07:36:46 PM
X.DDDDDDD Thankies Mew!  ;D
I agree with everything Gokumew2 said. As mentioned we sent him letters asking him to come to Fanime. And Hatano is the type of person of who loves his fans and so nice!

If Suzuki Tastuhisa comes along too with Hatano, they'll be so great for MusicFest.*___________* Tastu is such a awesome singer and funny guy!
Looooooooove Arisa's guest list. ;D
I think if Hatano Wataru were offered to come to Fanime, there'd be a good chance of him accepting! Me, Arisa, and some other friends sent him a Christmas present and he wrote about it in his blog (http://blog.haoto.main.jp/?eid=760823)! (R1 Yumeria DVDs-- his first main role; translation of his blog entry here (http://gokumew2.livejournal.com/1499181.html)) Arisa and I also mentioned Fanime in our letters, hehe. PLEASE TRY TO GET WACCHA!!! Here's his ANN article (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17481). (old profile pic of him .>_> *points to forum avatar instead*) I'm sure most people are familiar with Kasanoda from Ouran. :)


PS If you want to give him a poke for Fanime, his website is http://haoto.main.jp/ and you can send him email via a web form. All mail from the form goes directly to him. *nudgenudgewinkwink* He was in DARKER THAN BLACK with Kiuchi, though only for the first two episodes.

PPS The perfect person to compliment Hatano is Suzuki Tatsuhisa (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=14071)! ;) They're kinda best buddies and they had a couple radio shows together (they're HILARIOUS). Plus Tatsu can SING! Get him for MusicFest! .*__________*


I forgot up and till today to post my guest wish list.^^;
It would be awesome if we could have gotten UVERworld, but it's okay. I appreciate Fanime's efforts.

Since we already got Kiuchi Hidenobu, hope we can get more seiyuu to accompany him? X.D
Hatano Wataru
Koyasu Takehito
Okiayu Ryoutarou
Suwabe Junichi
Suzumura Kenichi
Seki Tomokazu
Konishi Katsuyuki
Suzuki Tastuhisa
Morikawa Toshiyuki
Sakurai Takahiro
Minagawa Junko
Hisakawa Aya
Saiga Mitsuki
Kaida Yuki
and lots more
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Arisa on December 23, 2007, 07:43:09 PM
Yeah.^^;; Well, you have another person pushing for Amano~ Hopefully she'll be able to come this year.  ;D
...Amano's not a band... darn. Un;ess you are counting Amano + her band as a band...  ;D ;D


...Not indies either, but still pretty close to it for being signed onto a major label, so that's more indies than not at all... right?

*should have just given up hope long ago*

Don't give up hope! X.DDD

Glad to see a fellow Amano fan. I join you onto the Amano bandwagon for Fanime! I think I recognize you from Voice Over Forums?

Fanime 2008 will be my first con, and it'll be awesome if Amano was there.
Just like you, I think Amano would be awesome for Fanime~
What, the totally A LUNCH themed set gave it away, didn't it? XD Yes, I am Musouka there. I'm just glad that another fan goes to Fanime!


I've been pushing for Amano for a couple of years now, and still no Amano, but hopefully this year we have enough pull to get her to come out.




I still vote for JiLL-Decoy association to fill Fanime's jazz quota. I have never heard anything by Tokyo Nu-School of Jazz (yet), but I would be very excited to see a jazz group come out. That is a new genre for Fanime and would be an awesome addition to the con.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KyraEnsui on December 26, 2007, 12:22:13 PM
Looooooooove Arisa's guest list. ;D
I think if Hatano Wataru were offered to come to Fanime, there'd be a good chance of him accepting! Me, Arisa, and some other friends sent him a Christmas present and he wrote about it in his blog (http://blog.haoto.main.jp/?eid=760823)! (R1 Yumeria DVDs-- his first main role; translation of his blog entry here (http://gokumew2.livejournal.com/1499181.html)) Arisa and I also mentioned Fanime in our letters, hehe. PLEASE TRY TO GET WACCHA!!! Here's his ANN article (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17481). (old profile pic of him .>_> *points to forum avatar instead*) I'm sure most people are familiar with Kasanoda from Ouran. :)


PS If you want to give him a poke for Fanime, his website is http://haoto.main.jp/ and you can send him email via a web form. All mail from the form goes directly to him. *nudgenudgewinkwink* He was in DARKER THAN BLACK with Kiuchi, though only for the first two episodes.

PPS The perfect person to compliment Hatano is Suzuki Tatsuhisa (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=14071)! ;) They're kinda best buddies and they had a couple radio shows together (they're HILARIOUS). Plus Tatsu can SING! Get him for MusicFest! .*__________*


I forgot up and till today to post my guest wish list.^^;
It would be awesome if we could have gotten UVERworld, but it's okay. I appreciate Fanime's efforts.

Since we already got Kiuchi Hidenobu, hope we can get more seiyuu to accompany him? X.D
Hatano Wataru
Koyasu Takehito
Okiayu Ryoutarou
Suwabe Junichi
Suzumura Kenichi
Seki Tomokazu
Konishi Katsuyuki
Suzuki Tastuhisa
Morikawa Toshiyuki
Sakurai Takahiro
Minagawa Junko
Hisakawa Aya
Saiga Mitsuki
Kaida Yuki
and lots more

XD!! *raises hand* I second motion this too! Good list, Arisa~! X3!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nyu_x on December 27, 2007, 12:23:37 AM
My little sister loveeeees Amano, lol.

For me, unrealisticly, I want Gazette or Kagrra. And of course Gackt. pfffft u_u;
More realisticly, Back-on! YES! Who's with meeee? XDD

...*cricket noises*
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: PyronIkari on December 27, 2007, 02:50:18 AM
Back-On is good, though they aren't very popular, outside of Chain and New World... nothing of theirs did very well.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Windfall on December 28, 2007, 03:10:27 PM
As a result of my recent discovery of Hikaru no Go, I'm now slightly obsessed with DRM (dream) and would love to see them come perform at Fanime.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: jemz on December 28, 2007, 06:54:56 PM
Well now that it fell through... yes. We were going to get UVERworld.

We got down to the last bit of negotation (I started drafting the contract with our terms) but they decided they needed to focus on their fanbase in Japan, first. My guess is they'll be releasing new material soon and need to rally their fanbase before anything else. I can't blame them; frankly, I was happy they even considered us!

I'm awaiting confirmation on another band, more indy, that's been mentioned here. Hopefully we'll have things signed and announced mid-late january.

And then I'm booking the most awesome act ever (http://www.myspace.com/ymck) for my own personal amusement.  ;D ... well, not really; that's irresponsible. But if money were no object...

I'm still really bummed out by this, Tony.  T_T 

Crossing my fingers that things go well for this other band. *HOPES*
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: pockystix on December 29, 2007, 01:40:12 AM
Do you think it'll be a shoe-in that Hiroyuki Yamaga will attend again this year? Because if that's the case, it would be REALLY awesome to bring key staff members that worked on this year's GAINAX hit, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6698). Maybe even some seiyuu from said show? (like Inoue Marina; her popularity actually grew this year...)

I'll be sure to bring my Union Flagann (http://www.epicwin.org/2007/12/12/union-flagann-spin-on/)~
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nyu_x on December 30, 2007, 08:17:49 PM
I still want back-on! *O*
Anddd, scratch gackt.
I want Kato Kazuki.
....which is also impossible.
this thread makes me sad.
*cries*
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Leviathan on January 03, 2008, 03:56:54 PM
Another manga-ka request: Nobuhiro Watsuki

Grah, Uverworld Tony? Wow, that would've been awesome if they didn't have other pressing matters at hand.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on January 06, 2008, 12:01:24 PM
Wow, okay, I am of the mind that Fanime reaaaaaaaaaally needs to get Hatano Wataru (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17481) as guest this year! X.D He posted in his blog and what does he say??

小さい頃から飛行機を見ていたのに、まだ乗ったことはなく…(笑)
今年の目標は『飛行機に乗る!!』ですね。
I've always looked at airplanes since I was small but I've still never ridden one...
I guess this year's objective is "I'll ride on an airplane!!"

(Full entry here (http://blog.haoto.main.jp/?eid=767929). Website here (http://haoto.main.jp).)

IT'S  A SIIIIIIIIIIIIIGN~~~~~~!!!! I think a flight to San Jose would be an awesome first for him! Invite him to Fanime?? Pretty please with a large cherry on top and whipped cream on the side?? ;D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KyraEnsui on January 06, 2008, 12:28:18 PM
Wow, okay, I am of the mind that Fanime reaaaaaaaaaally needs to get Hatano Wataru (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17481) as guest this year! X.D He posted in his blog and what does he say??

小さい頃から飛行機を見ていたのに、まだ乗ったことはなく…(笑)
今年の目標は『飛行機に乗る!!』ですね。
I've always looked at airplanes since I was small but I've still never ridden one...
I guess this year's objective is "I'll ride on an airplane!!"

(Full entry here (http://blog.haoto.main.jp/?eid=767929). Website here (http://haoto.main.jp).)

IT'S  A SIIIIIIIIIIIIIGN~~~~~~!!!! I think a flight to San Jose would be an awesome first for him! Invite him to Fanime?? Pretty please with a large cherry on top and whipped cream on the side?? ;D

XD *raise hands* I agree that we should invite Hatano-san to Fanime~!  ;D And I'll add a boat load of sushi too~!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on January 06, 2008, 03:33:35 PM
XD *raise hands* I agree that we should invite Hatano-san to Fanime~!  ;D And I'll add a boat load of sushi too~!

Oooh~ Sushi!
How 'bout it, Fanime? ;D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Dragon Ninja on January 11, 2008, 07:30:06 PM
Johnny Yong Bosch, Stephanie Sheh, and Kari Wahlgren.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: mDuo13 on January 11, 2008, 10:55:16 PM
I'm still hoping for Base Ball Bear. Freaking awesome band.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Arisa on January 12, 2008, 02:43:28 PM
Wow, okay, I am of the mind that Fanime reaaaaaaaaaally needs to get Hatano Wataru (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17481) as guest this year! X.D He posted in his blog and what does he say??

小さい頃から飛行機を見ていたのに、まだ乗ったことはなく…(笑)
今年の目標は『飛行機に乗る!!』ですね。
I've always looked at airplanes since I was small but I've still never ridden one...
I guess this year's objective is "I'll ride on an airplane!!"

(Full entry here (http://blog.haoto.main.jp/?eid=767929). Website here (http://haoto.main.jp).)

IT'S  A SIIIIIIIIIIIIIGN~~~~~~!!!! I think a flight to San Jose would be an awesome first for him! Invite him to Fanime?? Pretty please with a large cherry on top and whipped cream on the side?? ;D

XD *raise hands* I agree that we should invite Hatano-san to Fanime~!  ;D And I'll add a boat load of sushi too~!

XDDD Yum sushi! I agree we invite Hatano san to Fanime!  ;D

For his first airplane flight to a foreign country and an convention would be so exciting and awesome! I know how exciting it is when your first airplane ride to a foreign country. X.DD
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on January 13, 2008, 11:09:22 AM
Whoa um, is it okay to post this? The word's out on the official website of the band, but Fanime has not said anything.

I'll let it speak for itself. http://www.ancafe-web.com/world.htm

*would have personally preferred ELLEGARDEN* but anyway. *thumbs up* I guess this'll be a nice tie-in with Kiuchi since they did the second OP for DARKER THAN BLACK.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: zoupzuop2 on January 13, 2008, 11:36:47 AM
Elle is extremely capable of getting. They come to the US for shows occasionally, they are just starting to release US albums, this is a GREAT chance for them to hit a giant market. Wonder if Fanime staff is going to pick up on this. Not just because I'm a fan of ////elle, mave all the albums, and DVDs... but because they would be a good pull.
My ears are burning. No, I didn't light a q-tip.

But AVEX and Sony are knocking, so them first...
Avex... Mega NRG Man, Dave Rodgers, Fastway... no chance... *snif*
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on January 13, 2008, 11:51:53 AM
Whoa um, is it okay to post this? The word's out on the official website of the band, but Fanime has not said anything.

I'll let it speak for itself. http://www.ancafe-web.com/world.htm

*would have personally preferred ELLEGARDEN* but anyway. *thumbs up* I guess this'll be a nice tie-in with Kiuchi since they did the second OP for DARKER THAN BLACK.
I've probably said this 10 times since yesterday, but... we can't confirm or deny that An Cafe is coming to FanimeCon at this time...  ;D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on January 13, 2008, 12:01:34 PM
I've probably said this 10 times since yesterday, but... we can't confirm or deny that An Cafe is coming to FanimeCon at this time...  ;D

Haha.
I've been told to be wary of a crazy line full of vkei fangirls. :P
I'm really not into vkei J-rock but their DTB OP was okay, so I hope most of their songs are in that style.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on January 14, 2008, 04:02:21 PM
Can we get Matt Greenfield to come? I know he usually just goes to AX or whatever, but it would be cool to see him again. Chances are he'd bring Tiffany too (they're married aren't they?)

Crispin Freeman would be good (Kyon dub was pretty good). And I'll say it again:

Please please PLEASE, if Hiroyuki Yamaga is coming, have him bring the Gurren Lagaan seiyuu, namely Simon, Yoko and/or Kamina. I will die. Seriously. Croak.

Ummm...Norihigo Yagi (Claymore) might be nice to have as well.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: phoenixphire24 on January 14, 2008, 06:19:37 PM
Whoa um, is it okay to post this? The word's out on the official website of the band, but Fanime has not said anything.

I'll let it speak for itself. http://www.ancafe-web.com/world.htm

*would have personally preferred ELLEGARDEN* but anyway. *thumbs up* I guess this'll be a nice tie-in with Kiuchi since they did the second OP for DARKER THAN BLACK.
I've probably said this 10 times since yesterday, but... we can't confirm or deny that An Cafe is coming to FanimeCon at this time...  ;D

I hope this is true! Now just get Nightmare and I'll love you forever!   ;D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Cowpunk on January 19, 2008, 01:58:43 PM
How about a link on the home page to information on the guests we can expect this year. I see nothing on this on the pages.

I'm curious if Yamaga-san will be here, I plan to buy him an interesting gift which will require tracking down certain people in the US science fiction and entertainment industry to sign it. If he's not here I'll have to hand deliver it to him in Tokyo next year.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: phoenixphire24 on January 19, 2008, 05:26:05 PM
How about a link on the home page to information on the guests we can expect this year. I see nothing on this on the pages.

I'm curious if Yamaga-san will be here, I plan to buy him an interesting gift which will require tracking down certain people in the US science fiction and entertainment industry to sign it. If he's not here I'll have to hand deliver it to him in Tokyo next year.

On the Fanime home page, if you look under "events" and scroll down the page a bit, you can find this info under "guests of honor." There's only 2 so far, but hopefully we'll be hearing about more some time soon.  ???
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: mswndrfl on January 21, 2008, 03:25:57 PM
Chris Patton, Vic Mignogna, Travis Willingham, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Johnny Young Bosch, Chris Sabat, Laura Bailey.

Really, any of those people. They're all amazing VA's.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on January 21, 2008, 08:49:35 PM
I'm curious if Yamaga-san will be here, I plan to buy him an interesting gift which will require tracking down certain people in the US science fiction and entertainment industry to sign it. If he's not here I'll have to hand deliver it to him in Tokyo next year.

It's pretty much a given that we'll be inviting the regulars (e.g. Yamaga-san and yourself  ;D)... the lack of announcements in this case seems to be an very irritating idiosyncrasy with Fanime...
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tsuchimi Rin-chan on January 22, 2008, 05:21:53 AM
Hi!!! Is anyone from Fanime Guest Relations or Staffing going to attend Animation on Display 2008 at San Francisco's Cathedral Hill Hotel?  Vic Mignogna is going there as a guest of Honor for the second time at that convention.

My name is Jason.  I'm One of the former Fanime E-Gaming 2006 Video Game Console Staffers.  I mentioned to him about Fanime con back in 2006 and he is really interested about the con and heard about it in the past but sadly I do not have the power or connections to invite him to Fanime.

This is just a suggestion to the Fanime Guest Relations Department.  So if anyone from Fanime Staffing willing enough to check out AOD 2008 on February 15th and 16th, please feel free to check out the con.

I will be staffing their convention as one of the E-gaming console Staffers there.  Thanks and I hope Fanime will consider and think about this humble request.

And Fanime please do your best in inviting more Japanese Seiyuu to check out our convention.  Thanks for evolving and working hard to make Fanime what it is today.  :D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: naruto_ramen_1 on January 23, 2008, 10:17:14 AM
Hi all ^__^

I'd like to see:

Alessandro Juliani -- English voice of L from DeathNote
Brad Swaile -- English voice of Light from DeathNote
Dave Wittenberg -- English voice for Kakashi from Naruto
Yuri Lowenthal -- English voice for Sasuke from Naruto

These are my two favorite shows!!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Jun-Watarase on January 23, 2008, 04:07:31 PM
Hi all ^__^

I'd like to see:

Alessandro Juliani -- English voice of L from DeathNote
Brad Swaile -- English voice of Light from DeathNote
Dave Wittenberg -- English voice for Kakashi from Naruto
Yuri Lowenthal -- English voice for Sasuke from Naruto

These are my two favorite shows!!

I did work with Yuri Lowenthal, and had lunch with him a few times. That guy is incredibly nice, and just so laid back and chill, but hillarious. We got some of the most hillarirous takes when we were trying to record a line that consisted of

"..." but he had to still make a sound or a noise to imply that he was there. 16 seconds later we were dying from laughing so hard at the end result.

WTF Jun logged me out with out me noticing.

-Pyron
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Dragon Ninja on January 23, 2008, 04:31:30 PM
Maile Flanagan who does the voice of Naruto.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: vineboy33 on January 25, 2008, 08:52:04 PM
Jrock Music:           Jpop music

An cafe                   Perfume
Versailles                 Base Ball Bear
Danger Gang            Tamaki Nami
Eremia
Aile
Sug
watashimeslug

Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Sora on January 26, 2008, 01:44:03 PM
Almost all names are written last name first.
seiyuu:
Yamaguchi Kappei (L, Sakuma Ryuichi)
Paku Romi (Edward Elric, Temari)
Miki Shinichirou (Tsuzuki Asato)
Koyasu Takehito
Irino Miyu (KH's Sora, Tsubasa Chronicle's Syaoran, Spirited Away's Haku)
Miyano Mamoru (Wolf's Rain's Kiba, Death Note's Yagami Raito, KH's Riku, Ouran's Tamaki)
Ishida Akira (Gaara)
Fujiwara Keiji (AC's Reno, Axel)
Orikasa Ai

Others:
Nomura Tetsuya (creator of KH)
Date Hayato (director of Naruto)
Araki Tetsuro (director of Death Note)
Utada Hikaru (KH songs, like Hikari, aka simple and clean, and Passion, aka Sanctuary)

manga creators:
Kishimoto Masashi (Naruto)

(Just naming a few)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: sunrise-oasis on January 31, 2008, 03:47:40 PM
Grabs a sign in demand:::
I want Peach pit to come to fanime T_T!!!but i know that wont happen T_T!!!!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: rude32 on January 31, 2008, 11:25:46 PM
Wow, we got a pretty good list. I would probably want to see "The Angry Video Game Nerd" there, even though it's not anime related, he still reps video games.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: bahamutknightzero on February 01, 2008, 03:03:07 PM
Wow, we got a pretty good list. I would probably want to see "The Angry Video Game Nerd" there, even though it's not anime related, he still reps video games.

Oh man.....I smell a AVGN vid involving Fanime if that ever happens
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: rude32 on February 01, 2008, 03:09:30 PM
Wow, we got a pretty good list. I would probably want to see "The Angry Video Game Nerd" there, even though it's not anime related, he still reps video games.

Oh man.....I smell a AVGN vid involving Fanime if that ever happens
OH hell yeah. He would probably stick with anger, since it's in his name, and do a video on bad cosplay.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Glitch on February 01, 2008, 04:47:41 PM
I know this one might be odd, still might make for a good guest. We should get film maker Karin Muller to appear. She went to japan with just one camera and barely any money, and went all over japan taking part in a bunch different activities and people's lives. Her documentary is quite interesting. This will explain it better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanland:_A_Year_in_Search_of_Wa
http://www.japanlandonline.com/
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: bubydub on February 03, 2008, 08:42:50 AM
Miyavi and the rest of S.K.I.N. lolololollolol I doubt the SKIN is gonna happen, but it might happen with Miyavi? He's going on a world tour anyway, and is stopping in the USA. AN cafe is also having a world tour and they're comming here, so Miyavi should come too!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: fred-zexx on February 11, 2008, 12:42:57 AM
I'd like to suggest the artist Amanda Francis. She is a manga-influenced artist in Georgia who has had elaborate galleries dedicated to her work, and she has a tremendous following for someone yet unpublished, although her first book of illustrated short stories is in the works.

Here are some photos from previous galleries:
http://mythchan.deviantart.com/art/Re-Entropy-Installation-26802223
http://mythchan.deviantart.com/art/VIVISECTOR-gallery-photos-50251418
http://mythchan.deviantart.com/art/RIOTS-AND-LOVERS-installation-69611155
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on February 13, 2008, 06:29:07 PM
You guys can give up on Vic Mignogna now since he's going to be at Animazement, which takes place at the same time as Fanime. Man, why does Animazement have such awesome seiyuu guests? I still think Kiuchi is worth all the seiyuu Animazement is getting, but the point is they have so many seiyuu (and I mean the Japanese ones-- not dub VAs =.\) guests! I hope Fanime will be add more seiyuu to the guest lineup for this year. *coughHatanoWatarucoughPointsAtAvatarcough*
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tsuchimi Rin-chan on February 14, 2008, 07:20:47 AM
Your only chance to see Vic Mignogna in the Bay Area is at this upcoming Animation on Display Convention Being Held this weekend February 16th and 17th in Downtown San Francisco at the Cathedral Hill Hotel.

Please come check out the con.

http://www.aodsf.org/

Next time Fanime should try to invite him to be one of next years guest of honor.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: unclemilo on February 15, 2008, 05:24:21 PM
I should drop a line a say that Jonathan Osborne's best con friend is Scott McNeil. ^__^

It's true! I LOVES THE MCNEIL! And I would gladly give him all my pocky.

I still owe him for the sunglasses.

-Jonathan C. Osborne
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Touya no Miko on February 16, 2008, 04:22:49 AM
You know who would make a great MC for the masq? Stripper Vash and Voltz, though having them come all the way here might be difficult.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Shi_Musouka on February 17, 2008, 12:02:39 AM
Seiyu:
Kenjiro Tsuda(Did Rikiya from BECK, Emon from Naruto, Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh, and the list goes on and on)
Daisuke Namikawa(Did a lot of voices. Let's just say that)

Manga Authors:
Harold Sakuishi(BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad)
Ai Yazawa(author of Paradise Kiss and NANA)

Musicians:
Little By Little(did openings and endings for Naruto and Yakitate Japan)
Anna Tsuchiya
Beat Crusade
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: ITouchedYusuke on February 17, 2008, 10:49:14 PM
Va's
Chuck Huber
Justin Cook
Chris Sabat
John Burgmeier
Leah Clark
Laura Bailey
Jerry Jewell


Just......please....no more vic O.<
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on February 18, 2008, 10:10:17 AM
Just......please....no more vic O.<
Or in my case, no more dub VAs. :-X
But alas, seems like everyone wants them so *shrug*. Vic won't be available this year anyway.

More Japanese seiyuu, please~
Really looking forward to meeting Kiuchi. .^^ Speaking of which, the con's drawing nearer and no word on how Fanime's picking the second winner for their contest??
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Dragon Ninja on February 18, 2008, 02:13:53 PM
Perhaps Kate Higgins. Here's what voices she does:


Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
Talho (Eureka Seven)
Karin Kurosaki/Nanao Ise/Restu Unohana (Bleach)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: unclemilo on February 20, 2008, 05:42:29 PM
Just......please....no more vic O.<
Or in my case, no more dub VAs. :-X
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I hope that doesn't include me!  *Sniff*
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Dragon Ninja on February 20, 2008, 05:55:53 PM
David Lodge who does the voice of Jiraiya and Kenpachi Zaraki.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on February 20, 2008, 06:26:24 PM
I hope that doesn't include me!  *Sniff*
Haha, you're an exception. I was at the panel with you, Mizushima, and Sanada in 2006. You're quite the character and I enjoyed seeing you. (Though sorry-- I don't watch dubs so I'm not familiar with your works and only know that you do a lot of extra characters. .^^; )
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: EvilBunnyKid on February 20, 2008, 07:48:50 PM
MIYAVI!!!  But I can SOOOOO live with ANTIC CAFE!!!!   :P  :P
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: heeroyuy135 on February 20, 2008, 11:46:06 PM
Anyone suggest Dai Sato yet?
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: unclemilo on February 22, 2008, 01:59:35 PM
I hope that doesn't include me!  *Sniff*
Haha, you're an exception. I was at the panel with you, Mizushima, and Sanada in 2006. You're quite the character and I enjoyed seeing you. (Though sorry-- I don't watch dubs so I'm not familiar with your works and only know that you do a lot of extra characters. .^^; )

That's OK... though it may seem to defy all the laws of the cosmos,
I don't actually watch dubs either.

This is because I grew up on foreign films (and I thank my parents every day for that) so
I just like to hear things in their original language.

And you'd be hard pressed to find me in most of the titles I'm in :)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Usaku on February 23, 2008, 07:15:49 PM
Bettina Kurkoski--creator of TP's "My Cat Loki" and has worked on a few other titles for them (Star Wars, Warriors)
Svetlana Chmakova--creator or TP's "DramaCon"

A majority of North American manga-inspired artists that are published leave something to be desired (IMO), but these two floor me in their ability to tell a compelling and expressive story. Bettina in particular has, in my opinion, the finest skills of published OEL authors. She also seems like a happy go lucky, down to earth gal! She's been a guest at a couple east coast/mid-west cons, but with Fanime's "By Fans, For Fans" mantra, I think they'd both be great to have as success stories and experience of North American manga fans/artists.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: slifertheskydragon on February 28, 2008, 09:50:33 PM
iono if this list is supposed to be JUST japanese/anime/manga related, but if we could get David Kaufman or cartoonists like Butch Hartman or they guys who work on the Boondocks, that'd be awesome
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Dragon Ninja on February 28, 2008, 11:13:05 PM
iono if this list is supposed to be JUST japanese/anime/manga related, but if we could get David Kaufman or cartoonists like Butch Hartman or they guys who work on the Boondocks, that'd be awesome
Oh, God, Yes! That would be awesome.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Sora on March 09, 2008, 07:25:54 PM
Hey, I got another one: FLOW (band that does the Naruto songs, Go! and Re:member)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on March 10, 2008, 01:32:59 PM
Hey, I got another one: FLOW (band that does the Naruto songs, Go! and Re:member)
And COLORS for Code Geass. ;)
I don't think Fanime's going to get any more huge guests for Musicfest anymore this year since they've already got An Cafe.

So like, the con's in what, 2 and a half months? I hope the announcement for the rest of GoHs will be up soon?? ???
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: phoenixphire24 on March 11, 2008, 07:36:09 AM
iono if this list is supposed to be JUST japanese/anime/manga related, but if we could get David Kaufman or cartoonists like Butch Hartman or they guys who work on the Boondocks, that'd be awesome

Or the guys that do Avatar the Last Airbender? It's almost anime and is based on a lot of Asian philosophy/martial arts. I LOVE Avatar!!!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: wings_of_an_angel on March 14, 2008, 03:50:35 PM
music artists: BoA, nami tamaki, high and mighty color,olivia, ayumi hamasaki, koda kumi

voice actors: vic mignogna, steve blum, scott mcneil

(I REALLY, REALLY WOULD LOVE TO MEET BOA (THE KOREAN ARTIST) I TOTTALY IDOLIZE HER!
THEN AGAIN FAT CHANCE OF THAT HAPPENING)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Succubus on March 16, 2008, 05:40:20 PM
I say, bring back Reuben Langdon (Dante), please. And have him bring along his "brothers" Dan Southworth (Vergil) and Johnny Bosch (Nero) as well. With the fourth Devil May Cry game out now, it would be great for them to come. They can talk about the game now rather than keep quiet about it, like what Johnny had to do. And of course there's also the anime too.

Jackpot!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: havok rt on March 18, 2008, 01:48:17 AM

I say, bring back Reuben Langdon (Dante), please. And have him bring along his "brothers" Dan Southworth (Vergil) and Johnny Bosch (Nero) as well. With the fourth Devil May Cry game out now, it would be great for them to come. They can talk about the game now rather than keep quiet about it, like what Johnny had to do. And of course there's also the anime too.

Jackpot!
I 2nd that
and bring Steven Jay Blum =He's in god know how many roles and some other American Voice actors us dubbies wanta meet them!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Reira-hime on March 19, 2008, 03:53:09 AM
As much as I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see BoA in America.....her schedule is just waaaaaay too busy for any convention.  >_<  I, personally, would faint if Shiina Ringo were to come out.  But, alas.......that just would NEVER happen.  Hahaha.


On an even more realistic note, here is my list of 2008 guest suggestions (some are more feasible than others):

1) STEPHANIE YANEZ
2) Hirano Aya
3) OLIVIA
4) Tuschiya Anna
5) Miyavi
6) Iijima Mari

Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Jehuty on March 19, 2008, 01:49:26 PM

I say, bring back Reuben Langdon (Dante), please. And have him bring along his "brothers" Dan Southworth (Vergil) and Johnny Bosch (Nero) as well. With the fourth Devil May Cry game out now, it would be great for them to come. They can talk about the game now rather than keep quiet about it, like what Johnny had to do. And of course there's also the anime too.

Jackpot!
I 2nd that
and bring Steven Jay Blum =He's in god know how many roles and some other American Voice actors us dubbies wanta meet them!

"Dubbies". I'm borrowing that one.
At any rate, that'd be an unexpected surprise.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Mr. Wendell on March 19, 2008, 04:44:15 PM
I want to hang out and party with Yamaga-san again.

He can have his friends hang out with my friends, and we can be friends.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Shi_Musouka on March 22, 2008, 04:44:33 PM
Throw Yoshida Brothers(musicians) in there too, if no one has mentioned them yet.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: mousou_machine on March 25, 2008, 12:57:10 AM
guests i want: original seiyuu, no matter how good a english voice actor is, the seiyuu is always better (unless, of course, you're the kind of person that likes dubs over subs, then i have nothing to say to you :|)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: bahamutknightzero on March 25, 2008, 03:59:21 PM
guests i want: original seiyuu, no matter how good a english voice actor is, the seiyuu is always better (unless, of course, you're the kind of person that likes dubs over subs, then i have nothing to say to you :|)

That's not always true, I'm sure there a good share or not so great seiyuus out there. Plus, it would seem fair to invite some english VAs since I believe there are some that would want to come to Fanime but haven't been approached or been asked.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: firegoddessnerys on March 25, 2008, 10:29:37 PM
Guests *thinks* Well it's unfortunate Vic can't make it as he is one of my favorite English VA's, but...
Okay I'll get the completely unrealistic snowball's-chance-in-hell ones out of my way, just so they're said: Hyde, Gackt...I don't know if I would consider Kagrra, HUGE but they are bigger than they used to be. Now for a little more realistic
English VA's: Crispin Freeman, Chris Patton, Illich Guardiola.
Japanese seiyuu, if possible: Noriaki Sugiyama (ah-ha-ha-ha...I'm dreaming the impossible too much, Sasuke's voice actor, yeah right.) Toshinobu Iida (the voice of Mukuro in Katekyo Hitman Reborn), Takashi Kando (the voice of Hibari in same series)...actually any of the seiyuu from Reborn (*is addicted to that series*)
Finally manga-ka: Matsuri Hino (Vampire Knight) would be cool, especially with the anime coming out soon, and I love Bisco Hatori's works...
Um, that's what I can think of for now.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on March 26, 2008, 05:51:08 PM
Takashi Kando (the voice of Hibari in same series)
Think you meant Kondou Takashi. ;D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: zoupzuop2 on March 27, 2008, 10:55:06 PM
guests i want: original seiyuu, no matter how good a english voice actor is, the seiyuu is always better (unless, of course, you're the kind of person that likes dubs over subs, then i have nothing to say to you :|)
There's actually one exception for my money.

Ted Cole, voice actor of Kuno from Ranma 1/2. I actually think he did a better job than the original, but ONLY by so much.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: heeroyuy135 on March 28, 2008, 02:31:20 PM
Someone needs to bring in MAJA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKtv5N-OCTM) and have him sing @ MusicFest.
It would be a great addition to the lineup that MusicFest is already conjuring up. His blend of hip-hop and anime is something that I just love, and I really want to see him in person. With the hip-hop culture that surrounds the Bay Area, it would be a sight to see.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: heeroyuy135 on March 28, 2008, 02:34:12 PM
oops accidental double post
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: rude32 on March 28, 2008, 02:34:55 PM
We really need to push for "The Angry Video Game Nerd." He would be awesome.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: heeroyuy135 on March 28, 2008, 02:36:24 PM
We really need to push for "The Angry Video Game Nerd" and Armake21. He would be awesome.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Succubus on March 28, 2008, 04:29:06 PM
I don't know if he travels to conventions, but I'd really like to meet the creator of the manga BASTARD!!, Kazushi Hagiwara. Such a great series and it's still going strong too, volume 25 comes out in April in Japan.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: kai on March 31, 2008, 10:33:43 PM
Voice actors like Miyano Mamoru and Hirano Aya would be amazing to have, but highly unlikely. Still, this topic is about guests we want though, right? =D

I would personally like to see mangakas, like the famous Takahashi Rumiko or other popular ones like Kubo Tite or CLAMP.


I'm not sure if this counts as a "guest" but I'd like to see the announcer for the masquerade from 2007 come back this year. I saw him on videos online, and he was hilarious XD I heard that he was a makeshift announcer, since the original one couldn't make it, and I thought he did a fantastic job!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Kouketsuno Rei on April 01, 2008, 12:00:59 AM
Ahh, so many choices, lol. Well, for ANY con I could ever go to I'd have to say my dream list would have to be anyone or more of the following...

MANGAKA:
Yazawa Ai (NANA, Paradise Kiss)
Miura Kentaro (Berserk)
Hatori Bisco (Ouran High School Host Club)
Asamiya Kia (Silent Mobius, Nadesico)

SEIYUU:
Paku Romi (Osaki Nana, NANA; Hitsugaya Toushirou, BLEACH; Teresa, CLAYMORE; Temari, NARUTO; Edward Elric, FULL METAL ALCHEMIST)
Tomokazu Seki (Hidaka Ken, WEIß KREUZ; Tereshima Nobu, NANA; Van Fanel, ESCAFLOWNE)
Ito Kentarou (Abarai Renji, BLEACH; Akimichi Chouji, NARUTO)
Honda Takako (Mitarashi Anko, NARUTO; Saotome Junko, NANA; Catherina Sforza, TRINITY BLOOD)

MUSIC:
Anna Tsuchiya
Aikawa Nanase
Nakashima Mika
Maximum the Hormone
HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: pockystix on April 02, 2008, 06:01:54 PM
Is Yamaga-san coming back this year? The GoH list doesn't have him listed...
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: MidnightRosebud on April 02, 2008, 11:12:56 PM
I vote for CLAMP!
(^__^) (V)
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Mr. Wendell on April 03, 2008, 04:33:08 PM
We really need to push for "The Angry Video Game Nerd" and Armake21. He would be awesome.
Many of my friends and I would supply him with a 6-pack of Rolling Rock to have him come to Fanime.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: rude32 on April 03, 2008, 08:34:20 PM
We really need to push for "The Angry Video Game Nerd" and Armake21. He would be awesome.
Many of my friends and I would supply him with a 6-pack of Rolling Rock to have him come to Fanime.
We should try and get in contact with him and tell him theres a massive amount of rolling rock for him. I'm sure if everyone here brings a 12 pack or better, he would definetely be down.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: zoupzuop2 on April 03, 2008, 10:52:34 PM
I say Dave Rodgers (Eurobeat).

Before anyone says this is unreasonable, refer back to the post I made in Things in the Universe about his Demand Widget; only recently has Japan even come CLOSE to catching up with San Francisco's demand ALONE. As in, SF, California.
For those unaware, Dave Rodgers is basically THE celebrity, non-M.O.V.E name from Initial D mid-race music (before Tokyopop raped it to death with HIP HOP--OF ALL THINGS--HIP HOP!!!), and has a list of classics in Initial D alone-- excluding his great stuff from Parapara events, Super Eurobeat, and more.
Let's see if he'd be interested in an Initial D-familiar, enthusiastic, J-Culture-Understanding, nearly guaranteed audience, no~?
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KyraEnsui on April 04, 2008, 09:54:39 AM
I say, bring back Reuben Langdon (Dante), please.
Jackpot!

=D You should be happy then. He's on list: http://www.fanime.com/guests/ .
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Succubus on April 04, 2008, 11:03:55 AM
I say, bring back Reuben Langdon (Dante), please.
Jackpot!

=D You should be happy then. He's on list: http://www.fanime.com/guests/ .

REALLY!? YAY!! I hadn't checked the site, thank you for posting the link here. It's great to hear he's coming back.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: KyraEnsui on April 04, 2008, 11:44:08 AM
I say, bring back Reuben Langdon (Dante), please.
Jackpot!

=D You should be happy then. He's on list: http://www.fanime.com/guests/ .

REALLY!? YAY!! I hadn't checked the site, thank you for posting the link here. It's great to hear he's coming back.

XD It was updated some time ago. I just found about it today. You're welcome.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Calico on April 13, 2008, 01:39:46 AM
http://www.fanime.com/guests  <--- Vergil will be there too!!!!! :o

Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Kazuko on April 13, 2008, 01:42:49 AM
hot :d I cant wait for Ruben to write how Im a fast woman again

Im crossing my fingers for Mitsukazu Mihara! shes so adorible and I love her art work and mangas such as DOLL and I.C IN A SUNFLOWER, Rest In peace Phony brain, chocolate, and her works in the Gothic and Lolita bibles~
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: bahamutknightzero on April 13, 2008, 11:13:28 AM
Nice job getting Dan. Now if Fanime can try to get JYB for 2009 along with Reuben and Dan........
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: dealerJason on April 13, 2008, 11:48:32 AM
Guests as always guys come and go with contacts.  You would think that we would have alot of guests based on our current size.  The problem is we have many problems to deal with.

1. We are not in tune with industry and nor do we want to.  What makes Fanime unique is that we look like and are a fan run convention.  The downside is that we don't have industry rushing to give us guests. 

2. Japanese guest schedules are very hectic.  We had 3 or 4 guests offered to us, but scheduling conflicts are why they could not all make it.

3. We are spoiled because Yamaga-san and his friends from Gainax are always able to make it, well he puts it in to his schedule every year.

As for an earlier post about whether or not Yamaga-San is coming, we have not released him because we are about to make a major announcement regarding Gainax.  Stay tuned.

Sincerely,
Jason Ebner
Head-Live Programming
FanimeCon 2008
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on April 13, 2008, 02:43:34 PM
Guests as always guys come and go with contacts.  You would think that we would have alot of guests based on our current size.  The problem is we have many problems to deal with.

1. We are not in tune with industry and nor do we want to.  What makes Fanime unique is that we look like and are a fan run convention.  The downside is that we don't have industry rushing to give us guests. 

2. Japanese guest schedules are very hectic.  We had 3 or 4 guests offered to us, but scheduling conflicts are why they could not all make it.

3. We are spoiled because Yamaga-san and his friends from Gainax are always able to make it, well he puts it in to his schedule every year.

As for an earlier post about whether or not Yamaga-San is coming, we have not released him because we are about to make a major announcement regarding Gainax.  Stay tuned.

Sincerely,
Jason Ebner
Head-Live Programming
FanimeCon 2008

Oh lawd...Geneon?!

j/k
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Succubus on April 13, 2008, 10:07:41 PM
http://www.fanime.com/guests  <--- Vergil will be there too!!!!! :o



Awesome, so now Dan is coming too. Now all we need is Johnny and the trio is set.  :D
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on April 14, 2008, 01:20:16 PM
As for an earlier post about whether or not Yamaga-San is coming, we have not released him because we are about to make a major announcement regarding Gainax.  Stay tuned.
Hmm.... May I spoil?? This was sent to me by a friend.
It's confirmed, just hasn't been added to the Fanime site, but.... http://www.animeondvd.com/news/news.php?news_view=13849

GIMMEH KONISHI AND KAKIHARA!!!!!!!! =.DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on April 14, 2008, 03:25:15 PM
As for an earlier post about whether or not Yamaga-San is coming, we have not released him because we are about to make a major announcement regarding Gainax.  Stay tuned.
Hmm.... May I spoil?? This was sent to me by a friend.
It's confirmed, just hasn't been added to the Fanime site, but.... http://www.animeondvd.com/news/news.php?news_view=13849

GIMMEH KONISHI AND KAKIHARA!!!!!!!! =.DDDDDDDDDDDDDD

OH SHI-

THANK GOD I'M PRESS THIS YEAR!!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: rude32 on April 15, 2008, 12:46:27 PM
OK I just discovered this Band about 20 minutes ago, and I say we should try and get them. They are called "LeetStreet Boys" and they are awesome. Here is their link for the first music video for their song "Yuri the only one."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVbiZJGW1iQ
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on April 18, 2008, 07:46:43 PM
Dude. .>_> With that huge link for the guest list on the front page now, I thought it'd finally list who the GAINAX guests are but alas, no....... Is it because plans are not finalized yet?? I'm very curious and uh, ya know, depending on who's coming, I may need to buy some things to get signed, so it'd be really nice to know who's coming ASAP. It's good that I live just a few miles from the con, but those who are out-of-state who may want to attend based on the new guests might need time to arrange accommodations, etc, so.....
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on April 18, 2008, 11:04:04 PM
The Gainax situation is very complicated logistical issue. If things go as I think, you'll see why it's taking some time...
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: heeroyuy135 on April 19, 2008, 12:29:42 AM
OK I just discovered this Band about 20 minutes ago, and I say we should try and get them. They are called "LeetStreet Boys" and they are awesome. Here is their link for the first music video for their song "Yuri the only one."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVbiZJGW1iQ
I'm gonna be honest...it's not really that bad. It gets bonus points for all them anime references.
With that said, bring 'em!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: rude32 on April 19, 2008, 03:06:51 AM
OK I just discovered this Band about 20 minutes ago, and I say we should try and get them. They are called "LeetStreet Boys" and they are awesome. Here is their link for the first music video for their song "Yuri the only one."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVbiZJGW1iQ
I'm gonna be honest...it's not really that bad. It gets bonus points for all them anime references.
With that said, bring 'em!
I'll try and get them if we get enough people to request them.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on April 19, 2008, 11:50:06 AM
The Gainax situation is very complicated logistical issue. If things go as I think, you'll see why it's taking some time...
Ahh, okay. *continues to (try to) be patient*
Nevertheless, this is going to be the bestest Fanime yet!! I just know it! Very excited!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: pockystix on April 20, 2008, 12:51:44 PM
OK I just discovered this Band about 20 minutes ago, and I say we should try and get them. They are called "LeetStreet Boys" and they are awesome. Here is their link for the first music video for their song "Yuri the only one."
They seem to have only played in the East Coast area, so if you can get them over here that'd be a big accomplishment. I recently discovered about them, too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVbiZJGW1iQ
I'm gonna be honest...it's not really that bad. It gets bonus points for all them anime references.
With that said, bring 'em!
I'll try and get them if we get enough people to request them.
It seems like they've only played in the East Coast area, so getting them over here would be a big accomplishment. I too just discovered this band recently.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Dragon Ninja on May 09, 2008, 01:23:04 PM
Nice job getting Dan. Now if Fanime can try to get JYB for 2009 along with Reuben and Dan........
Let's also get Jason David Frank.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: pockystix on May 09, 2008, 11:33:42 PM
The Gainax situation is very complicated logistical issue. If things go as I think, you'll see why it's taking some time...

I don't want to sound impatient, but are there any updates on the situation at this time? It's less than two weeks till con, so I'm kind of worried if I should get my hopes up, lol.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on May 10, 2008, 10:21:35 AM
The Gainax situation is very complicated logistical issue. If things go as I think, you'll see why it's taking some time...

I don't want to sound impatient, but are there any updates on the situation at this time? It's less than two weeks till con, so I'm kind of worried if I should get my hopes up, lol.

It's still pretty much confirmed, or so I hear from very reliable sources. I'm sure Tony's just working out some kinks. He doesn't want to come out and go WOO HOO TONS OF GAINAX STAFF!!!!!ONEONEELEVEN!
and then say nothing of where they'll be, when they'll be there and such.

Bringing so many people over must have cost nothing less than a small fortune, and I'm sure Tony and the other Fanime guest relations staff want to make sure their Gainax guests are comfortable, and not being shuttled between 5 panels in a matter of 5 hours lol.

Oh, and making sure to protect them from the rabid fans who will undoubtedly consume them whole in an attempt to steal away their awesome anime-creating powers.

>_>
<_<
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on May 10, 2008, 07:27:16 PM
Any idea if the announcement will be made BEFORE the con though? Or do we have to find out when we get our programs or something?

I'm getting very curious myself.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on May 11, 2008, 04:08:42 PM
Ok, I'm told we have some really interesting guests coming from GAINAX, and a lot of them, but they themselves have requested not to publicize the details. They should be in the program guide. In any case, we're planning a lot of events with them, so there will be ample opportunity to get your GAINAX fix...
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on May 12, 2008, 09:15:32 AM
Ok, I'm told we have some really interesting guests coming from GAINAX, and a lot of them, but they themselves have requested not to publicize the details. They should be in the program guide. In any case, we're planning a lot of events with them, so there will be ample opportunity to get your GAINAX fix...
Great, thanks for the info, Tony!
It's too bad we won't find out til the 22nd though.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on May 12, 2008, 01:24:36 PM
KAMINA-SAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tony on May 12, 2008, 07:27:56 PM
Oh, btw - I only work on the MusicFest guests. The dozens of Guests of Honor coming this year is due solely to Jason Ebner and the Guest Relations team. They did really well this year, and I can't wait till they get the chance to show everyone what they've pulled off!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on May 12, 2008, 07:29:25 PM
Ok, I'm told we have some really interesting guests coming from GAINAX, and a lot of them, but they themselves have requested not to publicize the details. They should be in the program guide. In any case, we're planning a lot of events with them, so there will be ample opportunity to get your GAINAX fix...
Great, thanks for the info, Tony!
It's too bad we won't find out til the 22nd though.

Think of it as a gift. You don't know what it's going to be, but when you open it, you know it's going to be awesome! And you're not the only one who's going to be surprised. Not even staff knows who exactly is going to show up. So let's be surprised together!
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: FanFicGuru on May 13, 2008, 12:15:56 PM
@Tony- Can we still blame Jason at Fanime for anything that goes wrong?

lol
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: jemz on May 13, 2008, 03:31:21 PM
@Tony- Can we still blame Jason at Fanime for anything that goes wrong?

lol

Of course! :D Jason will even wear his "Blame Ebner" t-shirt.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Tsubasa on May 13, 2008, 08:31:35 PM
If the GAINAX crew does show up with some of the theorized Gurren Lagaan staff and seiyuu, I'm hoping for Ueda Kana and Itou Shizuka.  kthxbye
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: GokuMew2 on May 14, 2008, 11:39:00 AM
Well, Hiyama (Viral) is out since he has an event in Japan on the 24th, and unfortunately, the chances of getting Konishi (Kamina) look to be slim because the HeroQ stage is the same week as Fanime (21-25). That makes me very sad since he's the one I wanted to see the most (my third favorite seiyuu!), but I'm still hoping for Kakihara (Simon) and Saiga (Rossiu).
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: The-O on May 19, 2008, 03:10:19 PM
This is interesting....

http://www.bandai-ent.com/

Notice the date matches with the first day of Fanime?
Also check the source code.  :P

sources:
http://www.t-ono.net/Latest/Bandai-Entertainment-Countdown-is-Up-New-Announcement-Imminent.html
http://giapet.net/2008/05/18/bandai-entertainment-countdown-is-up/
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: lexibob on June 11, 2008, 11:25:48 PM
Haha, already a guest thread? Okay, here goes~

Seiyuu
** Suwabe Junichi **
Morikawa Toshiyuki
Konishi Katsuyuki
Fukuyama Jun
Suzuki Tatsuhisa
Minagawa Junko
Okiayu Ryoutarou
Sakurai Takahiro
...many others

Mangaka
Yamane Ayano
Sakuragi Yaya
Shimizu Yuki
Watase Yuu

Music
ELLEGARDEN
B'z
UVERworld
Rie fu
Younha
the I've people
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION

I second Younha ♥♥♥ (:
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Neko Eclair on July 18, 2008, 05:22:31 PM
I would LOVE it if some VK bands showed up. Topping my list is for singers is Nana Kitade. But Chieko Kawabe might be a possibility, don't you think? She's been pretty inactive, and hasn't had many releases.
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Runewitt on September 28, 2008, 02:41:40 AM
Having just got back from SacAnime, I'm requesting that you all ask VA Chris Patton and his band PLID for Fanime in 2008 or 2009, if schedules allow.  And Spike Spencer.

OMGHilarious!!!!

Spike Spencer FTW.
mebbe i'll actually get that chance to go out drinking with him...
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on September 28, 2008, 07:47:54 AM
Having just got back from SacAnime, I'm requesting that you all ask VA Chris Patton and his band PLID for Fanime in 2008 or 2009, if schedules allow.  And Spike Spencer.

OMGHilarious!!!!

Spike Spencer FTW.
mebbe i'll actually get that chance to go out drinking with him...
I don't believe we can get him for the 2008 con.  ;) Maybe you should try the 2009 thread.


Any chance we can get this locked, due it to being outdated?
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: Runewitt on September 28, 2008, 02:26:27 PM
sorry, i was just using the search thing and the thread popped up, didnt look at the date, didnt have my glasses on.

lock please?
Title: Re: Guests I want for FanimeCon 2008!!!
Post by: sysadmin on September 28, 2008, 06:12:34 PM
ok, locking