Thursday, June 27, 2013
The ROBOTECH® saga continues in this exciting new adventure. Join Lancer, Scott Bernard, Admiral Rick Hunter and your other favorite ROBOTECH characters once again in this follow-up to the smash-hit series!
- This 2-MOVIE COLLECTION includes Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
- Also includes Robotech: Love Live Alive, the must-have addition to the saga!
- Includes over 90 minutes of bonus features
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 5:50 PM
Thursday, June 20, 2013
IndieWire.com has a preview article on Robotech: Love, Live, Alive by Jerry Beck.
My late partner in Streamline Pictures, Carl Macek, made a lasting mark in pop culture and anime history, by creating Robotech (1985). The 85-episode syndicated series has gone on to have a large subsequent life with sequels, prequels, comic books, toys, a devoted fandom and a live action movie in development at Warner Bros. (produced by Tobey Maguire). Now the Robotech saga continues with this upcoming DVD/blu-ray release.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 3:08 PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Anime News Network has posted some screencaps from from Mogura no Aventure (Mole's Adventure), the oldest surviving Japanese television animation on Wednesday. It's worth checking out.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 10:02 AM
Monday, June 17, 2013
We’re seeing 10 questions all asking, so just to put it out there:
Autographs at NDK are part of your badge price and don’t have an additional cost! Promise!
Through the years, some guests may also sell additional merch you can purchase (headshots, etc), but you are not require to do so! Autographs at NDK are free and always will be.
Now, there are some rules with those. Here is the full fine print for your reference:
FOR THE RECORD: Harmony Gold staff on the Robotech Convention Tour NEVER charge for autographs at ANY show.We’re still small enough we can afford to just line up for autographs and not have to do things like lotteries for who gets and autograph. However, you can help us to make sure that stays the case by following these rules!
- Please do not hug, grapple, grip, glomp, paw, try to kiss, or otherwise maul the guests, or you may be removed from the convention altogether.
- No bootleg items are allowed in the autograph lines. Ask us if you’re not sure, but if you don’t have a copyright somewhere on your item, it might not be legit.
- Please bring only one item per guest to sign, and do not request pictures or sketches of guests with lines for their autograph. We want everyone in line to get a chance at an autograph.
- The line for autographs will be capped and autographs will be stopped at the end of the scheduled autograph time. Thus, if there are 50 people still in line at 5 minutes before the end of the session, we will not allow anyone else to join the line. We allow limited autograph times to save our guests from tendonitis, and the signing sessions must stop at the time scheduled for them to end.
- There is no guarantee for autographs. This is just a nice extra thing that guests may choose to do, and that the convention makes space and time for. Check the autograph schedule to see who is signing together; we always schedule our guests in groups.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 1:31 PM
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
By comparison, San Diego Comic-Con had about 130,000+ attendees last year, New York Comic-Con 116,000, FanExpo Canada had 91,000... And then you're getting to events like Dragon*Con, which just brushed 52,000 in it's 26th year; or this weekend's HeroesCon, a fan favorite that still only draws about 12,000 attendees. Even San Diego Comic-Con's little sister WonderCon only had 40,000 attendees.
Point being, this is big. To find out more, we chatted with Dr. Christina Angel, Convention Director for Denver Comic Con:
MTV Geek: Congrats on the big attendance! How's it feel, and what do you credit the upswing to?
Dr. Christina Angel: What’s become abundantly clear to us is that Denver was well-primed for a large-scale comic con. Last year, we honestly expected a turnout of about 15,000 and would have been over the moon with that number because it was so far beyond what we planned for. When the traffic turned out to be well over 27,000, we were simply stunned (and thrilled, of course).
So, with this year’s 61,000, I am all but speechless. Our 2013 presales were incredibly strong, and we knew that we had tapped into a powerful fan base and interest. We attribute this largely to the unique blend of people who live in Denver – there’s a strong sense of community and geek culture here, but also, the comic con “thing” is hot all around the country right now. I don’t have statistics, but I know that cons everywhere are experiencing record turnouts. I think nerd-dom has really gone mainstream in the last few years.
Geek: What was the response like from vendors? We certainly heard about good sales from the comic book folks, but I'm curious to hear from your perspective.
Angel: The responses I got from vendors was overwhelmingly positive; most of them sold the bulk of what they brought (many reporting selling out their inventories) and the presales for next year’s vendor spaces are through the roof, with many folks securing their space for 2014 already.
Geek: It also seemed to be the most "family friendly" Con I've been to, at least... Do you think that affected the size of the crowds?
Angel: We’d like to think so, yes. Because we are an educational nonprofit for children, it’s very important to us that we include kids’ activities and programming and make the experience one for the entire family. Additionally, because we’re all nerds too, we know how crucial it is that places like comic cons are as inclusive as they can be – all are welcome. I don’t have numbers yet on the under-10 crowd, but I know it was quite high and they are definitely a factor that affects our attendance numbers. We couldn’t be happier to be helping parents raise a new generation of comics and pop culture nerds!
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 10:20 AM
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Introducing the first line-up of Robotech Plush toys! These soft plush toys will be available in Max Sterling and Rick Hunter's VF-1J planes as well as Roy Fokker's yellow VF-1S craft. Each plush is screen printed with the iconic aircraft designs and measures 5 inches tall and 1 foot nose to tail with a 10" wingspan. Estimated to ship out in August of this year!
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 4:59 PM