Saturday, September 13, 2008

AWA next weekend

It's been light on the posting here at Let's Anime, because I've been busy getting ready for the 14th annual Anime Weekend Atlanta, which happens next weekend in, yes, Atlanta. There will be a wide variety of classic anime programming at the show for you to enjoy, including an entire video room devoted to classic anime (it's the Tyndall Room, look it up in your program book when you get to the show).

Highlights?

Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr (Speed Racer, Trixie, Marine Boy, Ultraman, Thunderbirds 2086, etc) will be guests and doing panels and autographs, etc., throughout the weekend.

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I'll be doing the Old School Classroom thing at 11pm on Saturday night in the Classic Anime room (Tyndall), which is a thing where I screen old clips and discuss their relative importance or lack thereof. This year I'm doing my Super Robots panel, which features clips from every super robot anime series from the 1970s (minus two).

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Patrick (Otaku USA) and I will be doing a presentation on the 1978 film "Message From Space" on Saturday at 1pm.

I don't know if it counts as "classic" yet, but Walter Amos will be doing a panel on Legend Of Galactic Heroes at 11am on Saturday.

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Ed Hill's Magical Girls panel at noon on Sunday focuses on the Studio Pierrot shows like Creamy Mami, Pelsia, and Magical Emi.

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At 1pm on Sunday there's a panel about Rose of Versailles.

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At 3 on Sunday Neil Nadelman and I are doing a two-hour thing called "Anime Time Machine" where we take a look at anime from 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years ago.

If you're an old-time anime veteran, you're welcome to drop by the "Veterans of Anime Fandom" panel on Friday at 5 and share your stories and reminisces with the crowd.

Thursday night AWA's trying something new; the SUPERHAPPYFUNSELL is a garage-sale style sale where individuals sell used and previously-loved anime DVDs, tapes, books, manga, cosplay items, you name it. So if you're at the show early, stop by and check it out.

See you at AWA!

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