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  2. Daniel Perales

    Anime NYC 2018 Nov. 16-18, 2018. Anyone here's going?

    I wish I could go to the AniSong Matsuri, but my finances has been extremely tight these past couple of weeks. I paid for my 3 day badge earlier this year, and this, like NYCC and Liberty Anime Con, it's within walking distance where I live, so no extra expenses like hotels, gas, tolls and parking (yeah, I know it sounds like I'm rubbing it in). I see that other cons like AnimeNEXT and Katsukon will have a table at the Dealer's room. I'm surprised Otakon is not present. They did had a table last year but they were a "no-show".
  3. I totally agree. I am highly optimistic that this might become the second Hollywood live action movie adaptation of a video game property that won't be crap and is faithful to the source material, the first one for me is the newest Tomb Raider movie reboot that was released this year, that was faithful to the source material which was Square Enix's reboot game. Maybe Tomb Raider was an actual turning point and we will begin seeing Hollywood producers being more faithful to the source for video game adaptations. I am planning to see this when it is released to theaters in 2019, I am a fan of Pokemon, have watched the anime and the anime movies, played the mainline games all the way up to Ultra Sun/Moon but have not played Detective Pikachu. I hope this movie is highly successful at the box office and we will see more live action Pokemon movie adaptations coming from Legendary. It seems like The Pokemon Company made an absolutely awesome decision with giving the first ever live action movie franchise license to Legendary and I can't wait to see future trailers for this movie.
  4. EdKitten

    R.I.P. Stan Lee (1922-2018)

    Couldn't believe it when the tv showed Stan had passed. Had heard he really cared about his fans. Daniel, I'll bet that's the most unique meeting of a star that anyone ever had! You even made Stan giggle! That's so AWESOME! I loved reading about it. R.I.P. Stan!
  5. Hey, that trailer looks great! Thanks for posting this -- I can't wait for the movie to be released.
  6. EdKitten

    Man married to Hatsune Miku?!

    OMG! I agree, that's taking it a bit too far. I wonder where they'll honeymoon? lol.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Fadamor

    R.I.P. Stan Lee (1922-2018)

    Like many of his characters, Stan Lee was haunted by the things he could not control. In an interview a few years back he expressed frustration about all the things he still wanted to do, but now Father Time was rapidly limiting his ability to see them to completion.
  9. Daniel Perales

    R.I.P. Stan Lee (1922-2018)

    A legend is gone. I met him on the next to last appearance he made in NYCC in the strangest way: I was using the bathroom at the time. I was fixing myself up when a friend of mine decided to give me a call at that very moment. While I was talking to him, I noticed someone took a quick look inside the bathroom and said it was all clear. I didn't pay attention who went in next after that to use the stall. While still on my phone, I told my friend that he literally caught me with my pants down, and I heard a person giggling in the stall after I said that. I told him I will call right back because I needed both hands to put my belt back on and wash my hands. I heard the person leave the stall and started to wash his hands while I was leaving but still didn't turn around to see who it was. Once I stepped out, I was surrounded by 2 security people asking me where did I came from. A few seconds later I hear someone says "excuse me" right behind me, and I couldn't believe it, it was Stan Lee. I quickly step aside and apologized to him for being in the way. He looked at me and said, "No problem son". Then he put one hand on my shoulder and shook my hand with the other and told me, "I like your wit. Don't ever lose it.". I said "Thank you Mr. Lee", then security quickly whisked him away. Too bad I never got to meet him again. He will be missed.
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  11. Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Legendary's live action Pokemon movie, Pokemon Detective Pikachu:
  12. Daniel Perales

    Man married to Hatsune Miku?!

    I may love Hatsune Miku, but I wouldn't go this far: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/crazy-in-love-the-japanese-man-married-to-a-hologram/ar-BBPBH15?ocid=spartanntp&pfr=1#image=BBPBH15_1|4
  13. Clutch

    Babymetal shakeup

    I saw a posting yesterday that Yuimetal (Mizuno Yui) has left the band. From the videos I have watched, Moametal looks out of place with no partner. The new costumes don't help, either. I wonder whether they will add a partner for Moa or if she will go solo? I can't really tell if Moa is singing on the new song Starlight as Su-metal has such a powerful voice. http://loudwire.com/yuimetal-left-babymetal-new-song-starlight/
  14. lightningneko

    Anime NYC 2018 Nov. 16-18, 2018. Anyone here's going?

    Friday evening: I'll be at AniSong Matsuri Saturday/Sunday: I'll be at AnimeNYC both days
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  16. Yo. Gotta get a ticket to the other AWM (the one without Dani/Kage).
  17. KyoKyo

    Nekocon 2018 Feedback

    Anyone get to go to Nekocon in Hampton, VA this past weekend? We had a lot of fun and I FINALLY got to see Eric Stuart at a con and got a CD signed by him. The Cells at Work photoshoot was a ton of fun as we formed a parade that marched to the theme song through the entire convention center. Dealer's room merch was decent although I felt the artist's room was down in size this year. It seemed that the attendance was down from last year and I was disappointed at the number of panels and anime showings that were cancelled. (I think about half of the scheduled anime viewings were cancelled and replaced by something else.) What did you think? Nekocon hasn't had a forum for a number of years now so I figured here's as good a place as any!
  18. Hi All! I just got my badge for this con in the mail last night. This is it, my final con of the year. I hopefully wish that this will be a better experience than last month's AXNY@NYCC. I mean I did enjoyed the NYCC part, but the AXNY part left me kind of meh. Liberty Anime Con was almost a waste of my time, but that's another topic. So, is anyone else here going? I hope to see some of you there. Take care!
  19. alabaster

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    One challenge there is that our contacts are primarily in the animation, gaming, and music industries, and not so much in the world of modeling. The other is that they’re going to have very little motivation to come. When evaluating guests, it’s fairly routine to break down the non-adjustable costs (flights, hotel, etc.) and the negotiable ones. Appearance fees have become more of s thing in recent years, despite the complexities of taxes, payments to overseas agencies, etc. Given the same baseline costs (it costs thousands of dollars to bring a guest from Japan, regardless of status), and limited budget, the first question is whether you spend that on someone with broad appeal, or someone with narrower appeal, and the other question is how relevant that guest is to our mission. A guest with broad appeal and fantastic relevancy is going to win, but one particularly appealing, or super relevant, would also be a prime selection. There’s really not much particularly unique about scantily dressed girls posing for magazines, honestly, and little to no crossover appeal. The management and business involved isn’t pushing to broaden the audience, as is the case for music, and there isn’t really a compelling cultural argument here. And to switch hats, if I were such a model, I can’t see much sense in flying 13 hours each way to be stared at in person by foreigners who don’t buy the magazines I am paid to appear in. Not when I can make bank in Tokyo for personal appearances, during the relatively short window when I am still young and sexy. (And that’s before you consider the unsavory types that tend to be involved in those businesses. There are musical acts I was advised to avoid because of Yakuza involvement, and I am certain that would be an issue in the world of adult magazines.) If this really interests you, and you think it has broader appeal and something to teach us, start with a panel. It’s rare to see a well presented panel covering such content, though I’m sure someone out there could make a good one. Until then , I don’t see anyone making it a priority, at any broad anime con.
  20. EdKitten

    Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation

    OMG, YEAH! I saw him on their webpage yesterday! HUGE Tim Curry fan here -- am still in shock!
  21. Hyuna, Daoko, Alan Dawa Dolma, an 18+ panel with any gravure models or hentai writers/voice actors available (autographs afterward hopefully?). In that same vein, also suggesting Marica Hase (first Japanese Penthouse Pet)
  22. UzumakiWarlord

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    Since one of Otakon's missions is to spread knowledge about east Asian culture beyond anime, what if we had a guest or two that was involved with a different style of animation? Like stop-motion. It's kind of to come mind recently that stop-motion animation isn't really an animation style you hear about coming from Japan. Like what if there could be a guest who was involved with stop-motion? Like anyone who's worked on the holiday specials released by Rankin/Bass? Not too many people know about this but the animation for practically every stop-motion tv holiday special released by Rankin/Bass (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Little Drummer Boy, Santa Claus is comin' to Town, etc.) WERE ALL ANIMATED IN JAPAN. That's just an example, of course, and I was just thinking that having someone who was involved with stop-motion would be a nice guest to have, and we could all learn how in any sort of stop-motion production, how the many figures and puppets are made, and setting the frames to the flow naturally in every little shot. Unless if it's already been done before, what if we could have a guest whose works involve stop-motion animation?
  23. alabaster

    Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Tim Curry, too.
  24. alabaster

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    You’re quite right, brain fart on Amandas. And while i appreciate the vote of confidence, I am not the one booking guests these days...
  25. alabaster

    Special Guest Request

    Unfortunately, Otakon Vegas is on hiatus for the time being.
  26. Guest

    Special Guest Request

    To the committee in charge of Otakon Vegas, I would like to request that you consider inviting David Matranga to be a special guest for next year’s convention in 2019. He is one of the most prolific voice actors in the anime dubbing industry including the Funimation and Sentai Filmworks studios both based in Texas. His roles include Briareos from the Appleseed franchise, Genjo Sanzo from Saiyuki, Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad, Bertolt Hoover from Attack On Titan and Shoto Todoroki from the popular My Hero Academia series. He’s also one of my personal favorite VA’s, so the chance to meet him for the first time will be such an awesome experience for me and I know the fans who will attend will feel the exact same way. Thank you for your time and consideration. Respectfully, Beau Murphy
  27. EdKitten

    Hayao Miyazaki Fans

    FathomEvents.com shows that on December 13 and 18, 2018, some movie theaters will show "Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki."
  28. windseeker

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    Christopher Sabat
  29. Tachibana

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    I believe alabaster got her confused with Amanda Winn-Lee, who would, incidentally, ALSO be a cool guest! EDIT: I'd also like to put forward Kira Buckland. She was at AUSA this past weekend and had a really cool assortment of fandom-based panels for Pokemon and JJBA in addition to her Q&A panel, so I think she'd be a good asset to filling out the schedule. She's said before that Otakon is her dream con, and she has several big roles now in the form of 2B from Nier Automata and Talim in Soulcalibur VI. So, just a thought there!
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