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hello out there [Aug. 29th, 2013|06:51 pm]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans

davemerrill
I don't know if anybody is still keeping up with this journal community, but there's a website that the older anime fans might wanna check out - http://www.animepast.net/ - it's designed specifically for anime fans in the 30+ age range who came of age with Astro Boy, Speed Racer, Battle Of The Planets, Star Blazers, Robotech, Akira, Sailor Moon, etc. Worth a visit for those who want to keep in touch with others from their generation(s).
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On older anime and older anime fans [Jan. 7th, 2008|11:30 pm]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans

windtear
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]
[music |Lonely Soldier Boy by Yellow Dancer]

My friends and I were discussing older-anime marketing this past weekend, and debating why some fail and some do reasonably well (specifically, why original Gundam bombed out but Gatchaman did okay) and came to the conclusion that the ones that do all right are the ones that market to us, the older crowd that remember the versions that were translated and played on TV when we were kids - that is, the nostalgia factor, which states that it's because of StarBlazers that we're prepared to buy Space Battleship Yamato, and so on, and the older anime that don't have or refuse to play to that factor lose out.

What do you all think? Do you think it is because we remember watching and loving it when we were seven that we're all interested in and hoping for the DVD release of The Mysterious Cities of Gold, while the licenses for Creamy Mami and Oniisama E remain lost in obscurity? Or do you all think other factors are involved?
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further information on AWA 13 [Aug. 29th, 2007|04:24 pm]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans

davemerrill
ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA returns for its 13th year of
Japanese animation fun! Join us for three days of
films, music, dealers, videos, games, panels,
costumes, artists, and fellowship with thousands of
your fellow anime fans!

Last minute guest additions:

NOBORU ISHIGURO: director of MACROSS, SPACE CRUISER
YAMATO, ORGUSS, MEGAZONE 23, LEGEND OF GALACTIC
HEROES, LOCKE THE SUPERMAN, ASTRO BOY, GATCHAMAN, and
head of ARTLAND studio!

TIM ELDRED: award-winning GREASEMONKEY author and
animation director for MEN IN BLACK, GODZILLA,
DRAGONTALES, XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN, author of STAR BLAZERS:
REBIRTH!

HELEN MCCARTHY: author of THE ANIME ENCYCLOPEDIA and
500 MANGA HEROES AND VILLIANS as well as HAYAO
MIYAZAKI: MASTER OF JAPANESE ANIMATION!

ADDITIONAL GUESTS include Greg (NEGIMA) Ayers, Colleen
(BECK) Clinkenbeard, Bob and Emily (STUDIO CAPSULE)
DeJesus, Lauren (ANGELIC LAYER)
Goodnight, Carl (GOLGO 13) Gustav Horn, Mike (FULL
METAL ALCHEMIST) McFarland, Vic (BLEACH) Mignogna,
Neil (GUNDAM) Nadelman, Chris (FULL METAL PANIC)
Patton, Monica (AZUMANGA DAIOH) Rial, Rikki
(RANKLECHICK) Simons, Tavisha Wolfgarth (REALITY
CHECK) Simons, David (ADV) Williams, and
Amy (STAR BLAZERS) Howard Wilson!

Our MUSICIAL GUESTS Peelander Z, The Captains, and The
Emeralds will be performing Saturday night!

Our EVENTS include our COSTUME CONTEST, dancing at the
AWA FIRE AND ICE BALL, a giant ARTISTS ALLEY, an even
larger DEALERS ROOM, four separate VIDEO GAME ROOMS,
four distinct VIDEO ROOMS including theater-style
seating, a classic anime room and a HK/live action
room, PANELS AND WORKSHOPS on everything from 70s
anime to real-life super robots to drawing manga to
costuming, a full VIDEO ART TRACK full of anime music
videos and also the ANIME MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS! There's
an ANIME MUSIC VIDEO DANCE and a SATURDAY NITE DANCE
and a BEBOP LOUNGE! Plus ANIME HELL, MIDNIGHT
MADNESS, the PANEL OF DOOM, and more!

It's all happening SEPTEMBER 21-23 at the COBB
GALLERIA CENTRE and the RENAISSANCE WAVERLY HOTEL in
Atlanta, GA! 3-day passes are $45 at the door!

For more information visit http://www.awa-con.com/
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the AWA lowdown [Aug. 1st, 2007|10:45 am]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans
davemerrill
Just some information on the upcoming Anime Weekend Atlanta... our 13th show...

ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA returns for its 13th year of Japanese animation fun! Join us for three days of films, music, dealers, videos, games, panels, costumes, artists, and fellowship with thousands of your fellow anime fans!

GUESTS include Greg Ayers, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Bob and Emily DeJesus, Lauren Goodnight, Carl Gustav Horn, Mike McFarland, Vic Mignogna, Neil Nadelman, Chris Patton, Monica Rial, Rikki Simons, Tavisha Wolfgarth Simons, David Williams, Amy Howard Wilson! - and more to come!

MUSICIAL GUESTS: Peelander Z, The Captains, The Emeralds!

EVENTS: One big COSTUME CONTEST, dancing at the AWA FIRE AND ICE BALL, a giant ARTISTS ALLEY, an even larger DEALERS ROOM, four separate VIDEO GAME ROOMS, four distinct VIDEO ROOMS including theater-style seating, a classic anime room, and a HK/live action room, PANELS AND WORKSHOPS on everything from 70s anime to costuming, a full VIDEO ART TRACK full of anime music videos, and late night cool in the BEBOP LOUNGE! Plus ANIME HELL, MIDNIGHT MADNESS, the PANEL OF DOOM, and more!

It's all happening SEPTEMBER 21-23 at the COBB GALLERIA CENTRE and the RENAISSANCE WAVERLY HOTEL in Atlanta GA!

Memberships for all three days are only $35 until August 15th- don't wait!

For more information visit http://www.awa-con.com/
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"Maturecon?" [Jan. 9th, 2007|04:26 pm]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans

sailormac
[mood |geeky]

I just attended this year's Ohayocon, and while I noticed the usual amount of young kids squealing and glomping, but I also noticed more older fans than I have in awhile -- we're talking people considerably over 30.

On my friends list, someone else who attended the same con half-jokingly raised the concept of a "maturecon," with the slogan "Hey, you kids, get offa my con!" But seeing the crowd at Ohayocon has made me think again about whether such a thing could be made to work.

Is the world ready for a "maturecon," and if so, what should be the minimum age cutoff, and how would the activities, etc. differ from other cons?
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Fandom Vehicles [Dec. 2nd, 2006|11:26 pm]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans

sailormac
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]

Just wondering how many fandom "vehicles" -- methods fandoms use to communicate with each other -- the members of this community have gone through. It occurred to me recently that a lot of younger fans have known *no* fandom vehicle but LiveJournal, and didn't go through a lot of the older ones.

I started out with Prodigy and America Online (and the late AOL-clone, Apple-only eWorld). They had Mystery Science Theater 3000 boards that were my first encounter with organized fandom. Later, I moved on to Usenet (MST3K and Star Wars groups, later anime ones), then Yahoogroups, and finally, LJ, with occasional fandom-specific standalone BBSs (like the Hikaru no Go fandom's HikaGoYaoi.org).

Another thing I'm wondering -- is Usenet used at all for fandoms anymore, or has it gone the way of Prodigy and eWorld?
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Everything Old Is New Again [Oct. 14th, 2006|08:27 pm]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans

dragonscholar
For us older anime fans, I have a bit of an odd question.

I've been an on-off fan for over 20 years (ah, my first exposure to Saint Seiya . . .), and into it far more in the last ten years.

I'm curious as to what older fans encounter when we run into young fans who are rediscovering what's old to us. I actually find in anime that younger fans discoveirng the "old stuff" are usually more enthused as less judgemental (a few think old stuff is crap, and hey sometimes it IS, but it also seems there's a sense of history).
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"25 is *OLD*!" [Oct. 10th, 2006|12:29 pm]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans

sailormac
[mood |working]

In this post on the Death Note fan community death_eyes, it's noted that the real last name and age of the extremely popular character L have finally been revealed by the series' mangakas (note: spoilers for the manga contained in the link).

The reaction of some of the posters? "OMG! L IS 25? HE'S *OLD*!!!!"

Me: *headdesk*

Anyone else ever had a moment that made them feel the age gap between themselves and most of the people in their fandom?
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Anime Fandom Music Nostalgia [Oct. 6th, 2006|04:20 pm]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans

sailormac
[mood |nostalgicnostalgic]

Anybody remember Son May and Ever Anime CDs?

For those who don't know . . . Back in the days before broadband Internet and iPods, when you got your fansubs on VHS tape (a year or more after the series was aired in Japan!) and there were no music downloads, anime fans who wanted the music from their favorite series but *didn't* want to shell out $30-plus for the original Japanese CD would buy the versions from Son May and Ever Anime, who were Taiwanese companies that basically put out bootleg versions of the original for about $10-$15 a pop. The copies of the two Weiss Kreuz CDs that I wore out were Ever Anime versions and nearly all my Sailor Moon CDs (save for a copy of the very first SM vocal CD that I found at a used Japanese bookstore) were Son Mays. Ditto my copy of the first Lucifer (band formed for Kaikan Phrase) CD. I found the Yami no Matsuei and Gravitation opening themes on a compilation of theme songs released by one of those two companies.

I'm just wondering if there's even a demand for those companies' products in the download-and-burn era.
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(no subject) [Sep. 24th, 2006|10:37 pm]
Anime 30-Plus: For Older Anime Fans

sixteenbynine

The other day I was reading a blog post about a totally unrelated subject and came across this statement:

"It is certainly true that members of very small and oft-persecuted minorities often adopt highly contemptuous attitudes towards their fellows in order to escape the burden of an alienated identity; this is especially common in countries like the United States, where the rate of assimilation is high and, thus, identification with the dominant culture very strong."

Have people in the over-30 set noticed any degree of apostasy in anime fandom?  That is to say, people defecting and denouncing from anime fandom, calling the people involved a bunch of weirdoes or what have you?

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