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« on: May 17, 2005, 12:41:03 pm »
Hi! I was wondering if the Eugene people are still meeting at U of O?

I would like to get involved but seem to be missing everyone. Help! :lol:

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005, 04:32:40 pm »
Weekly meetings at the U of O occur on Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Fishbowl at the EMU.

Newbies are required to buy pizza for the entire group, subject themselves to extreme verbal abuse, and be our slaves in general.

Okay, maybe not, but a guy can dream, right?

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005, 04:37:14 pm »
Master PezCat! I bow before you!

:D

OK, see ya Thursday night then- :) I'll be the chubby chick with brown ponytail and bangs wandering around lost.

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005, 08:27:15 pm »
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Weekly meetings at the U of O occur on Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Fishbowl at the EMU.

Newbies are required to buy pizza for the entire group, subject themselves to extreme verbal abuse, and be our slaves in general.

Okay, maybe not, but a guy can dream, right?

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Are you guys meeting during the summer too?

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2005, 01:01:13 am »
bah, thursday is one of two days of the week that I have school.  Well, I may attempt to drag myself down there after a short nap :)  Unless you all are meeting during the summer, then I'll just wait untill LCC lets out and I don't have to worry about my school/work schedual anymore... just work... almost like a vacation :)
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2005, 09:45:43 am »
Hi!!

I have finally got moved to Springfield, YEAH!!! Is the Eugene group still meeting on Thursdays at UofO?

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2005, 11:08:47 am »
hm, good question.

this year's con chair lives in eugene, as did this year's director of ops. next year's director of ops lives in eugene, but next year's con chair lives close to portland. i personally work til midnight on thursdays, so i've been out of that loop, but it is important to find out if those meetings are happening, and if so, when and where!

separately, i received an email that indicated that this year there probably would not be a tunac group, the totally unnamed       club of u of o that preceded the founding of kumoricon and alto nimbus, the con's sponsor. however, a really nice guy (and prize-winning fanfic author!), "wuntvor," is going to host       viewings one night a week at his home, if that is also to your interest.....
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2005, 11:49:54 am »
that would be cool!!!

I would like to get into the anime crowd more, I kinda missed out this summer helping with Kumoricon since I lived so far out from everything and I had car trouble-but now I live in civilization again (and the car got fixed, LOL go figure)

I would also like to get involved with Kumoricon 06-but I'm not sure how or where to start. :)

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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2005, 01:15:14 am »
I'm at this point taking times that people would be available for weekly meetings.

please, only post times if you can or will try to make it.  

There is a similar thread in the general staff forums if you have access.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2005, 08:41:54 am »
I'm free most evenings-I'll wait and see what days work better for others. :) Thanks!

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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2005, 11:48:07 pm »
There is also a group that meets at Emerald City comics the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 7.00.  I have been going for 4 years but often only 2 or 3 peaple show up and they are thinking of stoping if more peaple dont show up
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2005, 01:45:01 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2005, 12:25:40 am »
Not to many new peaple have been comming in to this, mostly peaple to young or to old for the U of O anime group if that is still around.

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(near campus across the street from the hospital in the smith family book store building on 12th?)

Looking at the calander this month it will be Nov 11th and 25th

I mised the last few meetings sick and the last week of October I skiped to work on some ones leather armor.  A friend who is there a lot running the sunday game demos said he was thinking of stoping if not enough folks show up and I even made a cute poster with Excell
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2005, 10:26:17 am »
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(near campus across the street from the hospital in the smith family book store building on 12th?)


It's on E. 13 actually.

Spent most of my high school years down there.

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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2005, 11:59:08 am »
yeah Like he said East 13th.  I spend up to about 10 hours a week there so I know ware it is but it's just so automatic to get thee like breathing and I was posting in the middle of the night
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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2005, 10:25:56 am »
what are they showing at emerald?
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2005, 11:26:18 am »
At emerald we mostly watch fan subs of current series playing in Japan, generally stuff that is not yet on the American market like home burns and the iffy disk from Hong Kong.  Once in a while something like a movie, last meeting I was at we watched FF: Adverent Children, and we have watched some Mizaki films and some Kurosawa samurai films

At emerald we used to watch a series 3 or 4 eps a meeting beginning to end but lately shorter series and movies because no one has been attending for long except me and 2 other old guys.
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2005, 03:12:41 pm »
just at thought, maybe they should have a survey on the wall and at the counter at the story, inquiring if there were folks who would come if it were on a different night! or on a weekend day!
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2005, 05:16:59 pm »
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The guy at Emerald  does ask peaple what they would want to see but for legal reasona it mostly limeted to stuff that does not yet have a US distributar.  It's been friday forever and at one time there were 10 or 15 peaple showing up often the same ones who went to Tunic.
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2005, 10:07:33 pm »
I was just there and saw what they're showing; they say it's an anime called "Pantasia."  I saw the manga of it in Japan and part of the anime earlier at the store.  It's pretty funny, I recommend it ^_^.  It's about a bakery and I guess they sign up for some competition to promote their store.  I also think in Japan they call it "Ja Pan."  (The play on words is "pan" means bread in Japanese)

It's mostly funny-ridiculous, very addicting somehow, and, if you can do it during the showing, easy to play Mystery Space Science Theather with it.  Example: Anime: "Wow, they say he rarely comes out in front of the media like this."  Me: "Yeah, I think there's a reason why." (don't want to spoil it for people)

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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2005, 07:44:43 am »
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I was just there and saw what they're showing; they say it's an anime called "Pantasia."  I saw the manga of it in Japan and part of the anime earlier at the store.  It's pretty funny, I recommend it ^_^.  It's about a bakery and I guess they sign up for some competition to promote their store.  I also think in Japan they call it "Ja Pan."  (The play on words is "pan" means bread in Japanese)

It's mostly funny-ridiculous, very addicting somehow, and, if you can do it during the showing, easy to play Mystery Space Science Theather with it.  Example: Anime: "Wow, they say he rarely comes out in front of the media like this."  Me: "Yeah, I think there's a reason why." (don't want to spoil it for people)


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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2005, 01:30:41 pm »
Yeah so what ever they are playing come see the show every other friday night.   I missed the last one due to work, and I called y day and comic store guy said one person showed up.
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2005, 02:23:43 pm »
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I was just there and saw what they're showing; they say it's an       called "Pantasia."  I saw the       of it in Japan and part of the       earlier at the store.  It's pretty funny, I recommend it ^_^.  It's about a bakery and I guess they sign up for some competition to promote their store.  I also think in Japan they call it "Ja Pan."  (The play on words is "pan" means bread in Japanese)

It's mostly funny-ridiculous, very addicting somehow, and, if you can do it during the showing, easy to play Mystery Space Science Theather with it.  Example:      : "Wow, they say he rarely comes out in front of the media like this."  Me: "Yeah, I think there's a reason why." (don't want to spoil it for people)


well that sounds hilarious and would fit with the class that i aim to teach at a school that is housed in a bakery (i'm not kidding).....so when is the next one?
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2005, 08:49:02 pm »
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well that sounds hilarious and would fit with the class that i aim to teach at a school that is housed in a bakery (i'm not kidding).....so when is the next one?


If you're interested, you can probably rent "Ja Pan" from Emerald City.

I'm not sure when the next one is though nor do I know what they'll be showing.

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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2005, 02:39:25 pm »
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I'm not sure when the next one is though nor do I know what they'll be showing.




The next meeting at emerld is on Friday Nov 25 and the plan is to watch 3 more eps of Ja Pan


look our club poster  I spent hours on this and NO ONE says they came to the club because of the poster

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« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2005, 05:06:27 pm »
well personally i think it's a lovely and clever poster.

here is an important question. i think one of the reasons i never went to the emerald group was it was just a teeny tv posted high up on the ceiling and with my nearsightedness i thought i might be unable to read subtitles.

is it still a small tv? is it still on the ceiling? sub or dub?
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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2005, 05:13:15 pm »
At the Emerald City Anime Club it's now a slightly larger tv.  The Tv has been moved to the top of the turnaround that has all the white worm products a little lower and closer to the chairs.  We see mostly Fansub and stuff not on the US market yet cause if it was they would want to rent it to you.  I go just because i'm there a lot anyways and there are few other members over 30 so we get in a half hour of nerd talk before the show.    And if the Ergh Pirates need Pirate gear I make Pirate Boots, Pirate vest, Pirate hats and Pirate sword belts
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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2005, 07:52:32 pm »
Just a note to Bump the topic

The next meeting of the Eugene Anime Society is on Friday Nov 25th 7:00

The show should be episode 4,5,6 of "Pantasia." AKA "Ja Pan” subbed

It’s listed as 7:00 but the clock is broken and about 20 min off so the show really starts at 7:15 to about 8:45.   Come early about 6:45 for that half hour of geek talk before the show as they close about 3 min after it's over.

This week there is no cover charge for nerdy girls with glasses. AND any nerdy girl with glasses who brings a single nerdy woman with glasses gets a free lifetime membership to the club.  


We might want to call to double check if he has changed the schedule; I just realized it's sort of a Holladay week


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See this poster just because it's a BF-ZAR poster I made for a friend in the fishery control industry

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« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2005, 01:35:30 pm »
hah that's funny i am definitely a nerdy girl in glasses myself. hah. sorry i really really should've made it but i've been exhausted lately....meantime good news re tv improvements. thanks but ergh recently switched and is no longer pirates....revamping itself along the lines of the knights templar from what i hear......i'm not in the inner circle any more
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« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2005, 03:19:55 pm »
Eugene Anime Society Report

This weeks meeting was just grand, fantastic, "Ja pan" had been rented so the show was up to a vote after the members scroured the shelves.  I was the only member who showed up, I even left work early to get there in time for geek talk and chili dogs.  So me the comic store guy and Chuckago (from peanut ball Z to your left) were the only ones there.  We waited untill 7:30 then called it off then me and chuck went for ice cream.
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« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2005, 10:09:56 pm »
eek, all my fault, *kicks self* well, hm, at least there was ice cream. fact of the matter is i shoulda rearranged my day to be able to go.....friday nights are really hard for me....i work 2 jobs on thursdays, typically 14 hours, ending around midnight. then i work again at 6:30 in the morning fridays, til 4, then have to run to the bank......by the time i get home around 5 or 6 after errands, i'm exhausted

i really want to see the bakery anime though
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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2005, 11:09:11 pm »
The way the club goes if there are not 3 or more members (and my kit bashed action figure did not count) who show up he cancels the show.  Looks like the Japan bakery anime is for rent (I'm the last to know) at one time he only showed stuff that was not for rent yet.   Chili Dogs and Ice cream are not realy part of the club, the building is between 7-11 and Dairy Queen so I have access to the most healthy snacks

and I can also make templar belts, templar scabbarrds, and when i replace my cloth sewing machine templar surcoats
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« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2005, 11:14:54 pm »
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« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2005, 06:46:15 pm »
Just a reminder for anime fans in Eugene

The next meeting of the Eugene Anime Society is on Friday Dec 09 7:00 PM

The show should be episode 4,5,6 of "Pantasia." AKA "Ja Pan” subbed

It’s listed as 7:00 but the clock is broken and about 20 min off so the show really starts at 7:15 to about 8:45. Come early about 6:45 for that half hour of geek talk before the show as they close about 3 min after it's over.


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« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2005, 07:51:49 pm »
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Just a note to Bump the topic


Please do not bump topics just to "bump the topic."  It's been established that this is looked down upon, and we can't really say "don't bump one, but it's okay to bump the other," so we kinda hafta be fair on it, hence why I'm asking for no more "just because" bumps.

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« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2005, 08:02:55 pm »
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Please do not bump topics just to "bump the topic."


OK I'll never use the word bump again in my bi monthly reminders
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« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2005, 01:12:46 pm »
Reminders will be treated the same way as bumps. Please note that this thread has been at the top of the list since it was revived on October 25th.

Unless you have some sort of news, there isn't any reason to "bump" or "remind" us. And when providing updates please take into consideration the interest of others as indicated by the responses of others. If no one is interested, bumping is not going to generate that interest. Rather, it could drive people away who become annoyed at seeing you flog the event.

Not that we don't want your event to be successful, but there's a point where people go from appreciating the information to resenting it.
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« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2005, 08:09:27 pm »
It’s moot now anyways, after something like 10 years Friday was the last meeting due to low attendance
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« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2005, 08:12:30 am »
:(

That sucks man. I really wish we had a larger community on these boards that we could mobilize, I do. Maybe some of our people can give you some pointers to help you breathe new life into the event. Do you know Zac?
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« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2005, 10:41:02 pm »
I don’t know if I have met Zac, I think a Zac was at one meeting in the last year.   I’m actually not in charge of anything at this club,that would be the comic store guy Stew. I’m just another member who started going about 4 years ago.  Then we had up to 10 or 15 people at a meeting, often the same kids from TUNAC.  I went to TUNAC a few times but I had work and school conflicts with that day, now I hear they are no longer on campus.  That could be part of the problem, the hard core Anime group graduated the U of O and Kumoricon moved to Portland so no more Anchor events in Eugene for anime that I know of (well there was some sort of Sailor Moon all night pajama party at one of the High Schools last year but unless they were going to invite there nerdy single aunts it did not sound like my thing).  For the last year it seemed to be either random HS kids or a few other ancient anime fans (over 30) like me.    

Another reason this concerns me is that the Owner of ECC is not into anime, if any one had noticed that is why the staff was made to take down all the Anime posters and put up comic super hero posters.  I feel they may have a shift in there stores focus.

I would almost be willing to have something at my store as I already have War Games and RPG games with gown ups, but my shop is a mess right now, there are dangerous things like golf bags of swords and flammable liquids and when I get the sewing room finished I would never be able to get the cosplay girls to leave.

What Eugene needs is for all the clubs to cross promote and form into one united anime union with a good location and a pan geek convention or Nerdfest
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« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2005, 11:26:07 am »
I was running TUNAC for a while and we only had like 5 regular people coming, and I wasn't able to do it anymore and noone else wanted to step up and do it so TUNAC kinda just died out after last year. I think that with cheap ebay dvds, places like ECC and people having their own hi-speed internet anime groups are going to be getting smaller and harder to find, which is sad.
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« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2005, 12:10:20 pm »
were you in TUNAC about 3 years ago when they had  Angelic Layer, Fruits Basket and Initial D (speed racer Jr)  that was when i was there
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« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2005, 03:42:06 pm »
what is your store?

there are a handful of anime rentals at the gaming store over on hilyard and 25th
perhaps they would do a showing some time?
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« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2005, 04:40:29 pm »
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what is your store?


MY store?

My leather repair and some costume stuff shop, follow my sig
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« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2005, 08:23:31 am »
I have been going to TUNAC for many years, sometimes I would miss part of a meeting or miss every other week, but for the most part have been going for more years than I can remember.
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« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2006, 09:36:10 am »
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It’s moot now anyways, after something like 10 years Friday was the last meeting due to low attendance


Sorry to resurrect this topic but it was of personal interest :)

I started the club in 1991, at the time we had roughly monthly meetings at the McDonalds on River Road - you see, they had a side room that could be closed off from the rest of the restaurant, and it had a projection TV they used for sporting events, and while a little amused that we were using it for "cartoons", they had no problem with letting us use the room once in a while provided people coming bought food.

Buying food had been a significant concern; we originally tried holding meetings at pizza places but we hadn't counted on the cheap factor of fanboys, and after a couple of meetings where the management was like, great, you brought a whole lot of people into our restaurant, only two of them bought pizza and some of them brought their own food... we abandoned that.

Even the cheapest of fanboys could afford McDonalds.

I have some early club newsletters that I'm never letting see the light of day again, some things one does when one is 18 should be buried under very heavy rocks.

It was a good time to be a fan, anime had almost zero profile in the US so there was a real sense of evangelism and everything was new - just getting new anime to show was very much a team effort; people would bring in things and we'd tag them on to the end of the viewing schedule or just replace shows we'd planned.

It seemed quite natural at the time but somewhat surreal looking back to have 20 or so grown adults clustered in a McDonalds watching untranslated episodes of Miracle Girls and Ranma.  :)  

We did have some university students attend, but the club itself was never associated with the U of O since none of the officers were students.

I left Eugene for Los Angeles in early 1995 and handed over the reins to someone who handed them on to someone who... and eventually it wound up in the hands of the Emerald City Comics guy, I want to say his name was Stu but honestly telling the staff there apart is a bit tricky.

I was concerned at the time that it was too closely attached to a commercial venue, but it sounds like they kept it alive for a very long time, so I'm glad it wound up under their care.

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« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2006, 02:40:20 pm »
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It’s moot now anyways, after something like 10 years Friday was the last meeting due to low attendance


Sorry to resurrect this topic but it was of personal interest :)

I started the club in 1991,


wow, amazing history.....are you coming to the next kc? i'd love to get you involved in the fan creation station if you're interested, & to meet you :)
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« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2006, 02:47:51 pm »
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It’s moot now anyways, after something like 10 years Friday was the last meeting due to low attendance


Sorry to resurrect this topic but it was of personal interest :)




Yeah Stu the comic store guy (denies being the basis for the guy on th simpsons yet the creator has lived in eugene)  took over after McDonalds, he told me most of what you said including the buying food problem with the pizza place. In the last few years it was hard to get more then 3 or 4 people. We assume it was because of all the anime available now, he mostly stuck to stuff not yet on the US market, but any one with DSL could find that at home now. I had a vague idea of having something at my shop after I remodel, I already have D&D and board games. Although I’d want to reup my insurance first with the combination of Anime fans and things like machines and swords at my shop.

And I dont have any thing to eat at my shop except leather, but after I bring down a stove to work on Wax hardeneing I can make baked leather for every one to eat
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« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2006, 01:31:42 am »
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wow, amazing history.....are you coming to the next kc? i'd love to get you involved in the fan creation station if you're interested, & to meet you :)


Labor day weekend is always a touch tricky for me, but I'm planning to try to make it to at least one day of this year's convention - I haven't been before and it seems silly since it's less than a half hour away.  :)

What's a "fan creation station"?

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« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2006, 02:29:56 am »
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Yeah Stu the comic store guy (denies being the basis for the guy on th simpsons yet the creator has lived in eugene)  took over after McDonalds, he told me most of what you said including the buying food problem with the pizza place. In the last few years it was hard to get more then 3 or 4 people. We assume it was because of all the anime available now, he mostly stuck to stuff not yet on the US market, but any one with DSL could find that at home now.


Stu was a good guy and did a lot for fans in Eugene - the first anime I saw that wasn't americanized TV shows was untranslated poor quality bootleg tapes rented from Emerald City (obligatory AND WE LIKED IT! comment goes here), and his evangelizing meant that we could almost always get our hands on the legit releases to rent, when those started coming out in greater numbers.

I think you're 100% right in your reasoning - anime is EASY to get now and tracking down fansubs is hardly any work at all when you consider websites like animesuki and the explosion of high speed connections at home.

I do wonder about the future of anime clubs as a concept in the US - when the fandom was just getting off the ground, the universal mission statement of "get the message out!" was enough to hold groups together, but nowadays anime is such a part of the popular culture, that simply isn't enough any more.

I would love to be part of a club that focused on collaberative creative activities.  (I'm going to assume I spelled "collaberative" wrong there, it's awful late) - something along the lines of the "circle" that seems to be the base unit for japanese fans.  

I think that model leads to more sustainable organizations, if everyone is actually working to produce something (craft a doujinshi / put on a convention / do costuming / language & cultural learning / etc), though that leaves the evangelizing and recruiting up to (a) TV, media organizations and the like and (b) individual fans sucking their hapless friends into the hobby :)

I went to Winter Comic Market for the first time this last year and it was a mindblowing experience; half a million people going to a convention with ten huge exhibition halls full of fan produced works (and admittedly one hall that had companies pitching their stuff)

The barriers to entry for anything like that happening in the US are astronomical; to be sure - domestic fans seem to congregate around cosplay and fanfic, and an awful lot of the fan works at Comic Market range from questionable to downright adult in content and US rights holders are less likely to turn a blind eye to that sort of thing...

I might actually reach some conclusion here but it's way too late to follow up this unfocused rambling with anything like that.  And I think I've already sunken too far into old geezer the-way-things-ought-to-be rambling and I'll probably feel quite sheepish to read this in the morning.