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Postby The Eva Monkey » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:20 pm

View Original PostAmbiant23 wrote:Anime Matsuri but they are having an Eva theme again next year

Dude! Good to know!

You should drop them a line on Twitter or Facebook and tell them, given the theme, that they should invite me as a guest. :)
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:16 am

Some upcoming conventions I'll be at:

MAGLabs
September 7-9, 2018
Alexandria, VA
https://labs.magfest.org/

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Anime USA
October 19-21, 2018
Washington, DC
http://animeusa.org/

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MAGFest
January 3-6, 2019
National Harbor, MD
https://super.magfest.org/

Panel(s)/Workshop(s) TBD
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Postby Princess Asuka » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:56 pm

So, Kotono Mitsuishi is gonna be a guest at the Animazement convention in North Carolina in May. If anyone is going could you please try to get me an autograph from her? She's the voice of Sailor Moon and Misato and getting her autograph would mean the world to me.
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Postby Ambiant23 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:40 pm

There is a small con called Bakafest in Houston, its free to attend. Looks kinda lame but hey its free. And in HOUSTON.http://bakafest.com/
Its going to be on the 30th of March.

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Postby Gus Hanson » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:49 pm

Originally, I wasn't going to attend Puerto Rico Comic Con 2019 because of the lack of worthy guests but to my absolute surprise, they managed to sneak in a last minute addition: The ever popular and controversial Vic Mignogna!

Say what you will about him, there's NO way I am NOT going to waste an opportunity that may never happen again to get my picture taken with him and an autograph. This guy voiced the majority of my anime childhood and that's something that can never be erased from my memory.
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Postby Reichu » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:17 pm

Respecting the talent of skeevy people is understandable. Throwing money at them for any reason, least of all for something as spurious as a photo and an autograph, though? Can't respect that. Most predators never get caught so I don't expect him to ever have to pay the piper, but least you can do is not help fund his, *cough cough*, "hobby".

Too bad the guy isn't an equal opportunity offender. If he went after men too I bet the apologetics for him (generally speaking) wouldn't be quite as acrobatically inclined.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:09 pm

Well, later in the summer I was planning on going to Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, Tennessee to get photo ops with Steve Blum, Tara Strong, Grey Griffin (basically people who already came to Puerto Rico but for several reasons I couldn't meet) and they as far as I know don't have run ins with the law so if I switched priorities to there, I guess would be fine.
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Postby Fazmotron » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:42 am

Hey look its Fazmotron...

SMASH! 2019 is coming up this weekend for us Australian (NSW based) anime fans.
I figured since Eva is getting a new life on Netflix that I'd pop back in here to say hi and to see if any other EvaGeeks will be attending this year. I know I haven't been active in a while but I'd be open to meeting anyone who'd be interested (especially any old guard that remember me). Just let me know if anyone's keen, or just see if you can spot me on the day (I may wear the old NERV flag again).

Anyway, good to catch up, and nice to see the place hasn't burnt down in my absence.
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Postby EvangelionFan » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:11 am

Hey Faz! Good to hear from you.

I haven't actually been to a SMASH! convention since we caught up at the one in August 2013. The stars simply haven't aligned for me to go again, and to be honest, this year I didn't look up the guest list until you posted about it here. I have mostly wanted to go again to browse the Exhibitors to see what stuff I might be able to pick up, and to see what's on ... but that's about it. And the artist market seems massive now, I'm not sure I'd have to stamina to see all of what's on offer.

Hope you have a good time though, and please take some photos if you see any sweet Evangelion merch. :Kaji:
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Postby Fazmotron » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:32 am

View Original PostEvangelionFan wrote:Hey Faz! Good to hear from you.

And good to hear from you my friend!

Well I'm back from SMASH2019, tired, and little sore, but I had a great time.

The best panels I saw at the event this year were with Mizushima Seiji, anime director for shows like Fullmetal Alchemist and Gundam 00, and episode director of episode 9 of Evangelion. He gave great insight into anime production, as well as a brief discussion on what it was like working on Evangelion and working under Anno. He described feeling great pressure, not so much from Anno himself, but more so to work well under a director he admired. He also said that working under Anno was a formative experience for him as an anime director, and that he learnt many things about the way Anno directs an anime and attempted to adapt them to his own anime direction after that experience, later realising it was unfeasible to work like Anno does and instead chose to focus on his own strengths as a director. Super cool, super interesting!

I didn't go as crazy this year with merch and stuff, but did grab some beautiful Berserk prints, as well as some really nice Eva pins, among other things (love me some Krabby art). Check them out here.

There was also HEAPS of cosplay, and plenty of Asukas floating around. Here's a small selection of some I managed to photograph.
I think Jeremiah Gottwald (Orange-kun) was my favourite.

Anyway, that's my wrap for SMASH this year. I'll be heading back again for next year's of course, so here's hoping for more Eva guests.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:13 pm

Today, my mom and I went down to Aguada for the Comic Fest and even though I wasn't able to get a selfie with Jason David Frank because the line was FOUR FRICKIN HOURS long according to staff, I still had fun posing with cosplayers as well as buying out of print anime DVDs such as the Ocean Dub of Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest and the Love Hina Christmas, Spring, and Again collection.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:30 pm

Here's a few pictures of the event I went to:

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Postby Dartz » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:35 pm

Anyone else going to Worldcon this year?
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Postby Gus Hanson » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:12 am

An update concerning Puerto Rico Comic Con 2020: It appears that due to a "conflict of itinerary", Monica Rial and the rest of the My Hero Academia cast that were originally supposed to come to the event have all decided to drop out. I wouldn't put it past me that Monica found out that Vic Mignogna was at the event last year, started a ruckus with the planners and they're calling it the official reason they put up.
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Postby Dartz » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:54 pm

View Original PostGus Hanson wrote:An update concerning Puerto Rico Comic Con 2020: It appears that due to a "conflict of itinerary", Monica Rial and the rest of the My Hero Academia cast that were originally supposed to come to the event have all decided to drop out. I wouldn't put it past me that Monica found out that Vic Mignogna was at the event last year, started a ruckus with the planners and they're calling it the official reason they put up.


There's also a little thing called Covid 19

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Postby Blockio » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:02 pm

Yeah pretty sure that has more to do with everything else than with the presence of one person. Kinda surprised that the thing hasn't already been cancelled entirely this year
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Postby Gus Hanson » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:17 pm

View Original PostBlockio wrote:Yeah pretty sure that has more to do with everything else than with the presence of one person. Kinda surprised that the thing hasn't already been cancelled entirely this year

My apologies if I was out of line with the whole Vic situation. Anyway, update on the Puerto Rico Comic Con 2020 event: You were right, they canceled it for this year and are planning to reconvene on May 2021.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sat May 23, 2020 5:48 pm

^ Even outside of those more serious allegations, Vic has a reputation of being angry and unprofessional, especially at cons. My friends tell me some stories of Vic from back in the earlier days of some of the cons we attend. The fact that everyone in the industry has basically turned on him in some fashion, while severely unprecedented, is hardly surprising.

Anyway, I help out with a lot of Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Video panels, which tend to make their way across the US south eastern anime cons, like Animazement and Otakon. Since all of those cons have been canceled, we decided to take the panel over to a livestream. We didn't have the idea for this until literally two days ago, so the live-stream won't be ready until Saturday, May 30th. (A lot of the other Animazement video-based panels already live-streamed during the weekend.) If you guys wanna see some Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos (and some of the skits we do in between the videos) I'll provide a link to the stream. It'll at least be a little of the con spirit for us to appreciate.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:04 pm

I really miss conventions right now as I went to a brilliant small scale Dark Crystal Age of Resistance one at Elstree Studios before the pandemic hit which was the highlight of my year I guess you never really appreciate something till it's gone, I'll be so happy when they're back to normality and I can go to one again.
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