NYAF 2009 – Day 1 in Tweets

So what’s the protocol for taking a photo inside of the bathroom?

On Site:


Scott
from The Anime Almanac

OutOfTimeProd
from Out Of Time Productions

Erica Friedman
from Okazu

Brigid
from MangaBlog

Jon I.
from JANAiBlog

Deb Aoki
from About.com: Manga

NYAF
from New York Anime Festival

Vince A

Edward Sizemore
from Comics Worth Reading

Greg

funimation

Michael Pinto
from Anime.com

TOKYOPOP

DJ Ranma S
from Anime Jam Session

Dave
from Subatomic Brainfreeze

ANN_Bamboo

Narutaki
from Reverse Thieves

Carl
from Ogiue Maniax

Kyle Hebert

Peter Tatara
from New York Anime Fest

Reni Mimura
from ReniReni.com

Patz
from The Gaming Dungeon

Ed Chavez
from Vertical Inc.

Hisui
from Reverse Thieves

bandaient

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Tweeting Live from the Con Floor!

OutOfTimeProd:
#NYAF 2009 is here! Whose ready for the weekend? Look for us throughout the convention floor with our new shirts and my Yankees jersey.

NYAF:
Good morning, NYC anime fans!

Peter Tatara:
Didn’t sleep last night. Couldn’t sleep last night. Should have slept last night.

Peter Tatara:
Remember, kids, it’s not love unless you want to cough up blood.

Edward Sizemore:
@NYAF Can I pick up my press badge at 9 AM today?

Erica Friedman:
Hoping to see a few other folks in their Women Make Comics tees today at #nyaf

Edward Sizemore:
FYI Press can pick up badges NOW! Go to the Professionals registration booth for your badge. I got mine off to explore NYC.

NYAF:
Chalk artist Eric Maruscak is setting up now at #NYAF! See him right inside the show floor.

DJ Ranma S:
Tweets will prolly be off this weekend. I’ll be @ Secret Shop booth dressed as Ranma Saotome. ^^ #NYAF

Scott:
I’m on my way to NYC. Lots of industry panels today. Maybe I can take a tour of the dealers room before doors open.

Greg:
Picked up my badge…its quite different from other con badges…

bandaient:
walking around the Javitz. #NYAF

NYAF:
Get to the Kinokuniya booth early at #NYAF before the Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Boutique turns into a scene from 300.

Erica Friedman:
@ the Media Blasters booth

OutOfTimeProd:
The registration line at #NYAF

Scott:
At the press office chilling until they open up the dealers room.

Scott:
I’m still not cool with cosplayer with press badges. There’s a Rorschach in the press room. (-_-)

Vince A:
@Scott They should choose which is more important, reporting or cosplaying. #NYAF

DJ Ranma S:
Finally here at NYAF with @ladysinh. Charging netbook as we speak. Should look for others soon. BTW, dressed as Ranma today n tommorrow.

Scott:
Letters from NY governor Patterson and NYC mayor Bloomberg in the program. I didn’t know they were otaku!!! :-P

Narutaki:
#NYAF press badge gotten without issue. Ran into @Scott

Narutaki:
Getting GoGo Curry with a bevy of cloggers.

Scott:
Domu-kun is in your bathroom, watching you poo.

Edward Sizemore:
okay the Domo ‘Must Hands’ sign in men’s room is great & I hate the character.

Scott:
The con’s VIP wait to be the first on the show floor.

OutOfTimeProd:
inside the dealers room, looks sweet and bigger than last year

Greg:
I am inside. Checking out all the dealers. #NYAF

Greg:
It is confortable now. But tomorrow, this floor will be packed with attendees. #NYAF

Greg:
http://twitgoo.com/3rbpj this guy does this everday and it’s quite awesome #NYAF

Scott:
Del Rey giving out free surgical masks for Moyasimon.

Jon I.:
Con has started and I’ve already spent $50

Scott:
Sega demoing new games.

Scott:
Narrow @funimation booth is narrow.

NYAF:
Don’t miss the maids, all weekend at the #NYAF Apple Kissa Stage!

Scott:
The maids and their stage.

Scott:
Aw man, I just turned down a maid’s offer to sit next to me. Sorry, but I’m busy and I don’t have time to fake-flirt with you right now. :-(

Jon I.:
Dealers room needs more Figmas! #NYAF

Greg:
I am pleased with the way the convention is laid out. #NYAF

Patz:
Shit Sega has Bayonetta demos running at NYAF. So awesome!

Jon I.:
Picked up these Bandai titles #NYAF

Jon I.:
This book is calling out to me #NYAF

Jon I.:
Taiga from Toradora! #NYAF

Edward Sizemore:
Javits Center fountain water is terrible. How many chemicals are in it?

Vince A:
@Scott actually he said no sub-only DVDs, leaving the door open for sub-only in other mediums

Edward Sizemore:
Tons of people with press passes at NYAF. This con is going to get a lot of write ups.

Edward Sizemore:
On to the dealer’s room.

NYAF:
Dear otaku, you know those doors at #NYAF that ask you not to open them? Please don’t open them.

Greg:
Doh. Forgot to charge my backup battery. Guess I won’t be able tweet for too much longer.

Scott:
It’s freezing in this panel room. :-(

funimation:
If you’re at #NYAF you must come see artist Eric Maruscak creat a giant Soul Eater chalk mural. http://yfrog.com/0pcxxj

OutOfTimeProd:
Eric Maruscak chalking up a mural of Soul Eater

Jon I.:
A masterpiece in progress #NYAF

Erica Friedman:
Just ran into @Deb Aoki, had a great chat abt anime/manga journalism

DJ Ranma S:
Holy shit! Found an Ukyo cosplay with real spatula! Yes I fanboyed! =3

DJ Ranma S:
Parappa and Lammy #nyaf

Jon I.:
Free energy drinks! Every con needs one of these! #NYAF

Jon I.:
Aigis & The Protagonist from Persona 3 #NYAF

DJ Ranma S:
Nights!

Jon I.:
I really wish the dealers room stayed open later. #NYAF

Dave:
currently chillin’ on the floor in anime con desperation alley

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Goddamn Gundam Fans…

Vince A:
Think I’ve got my #NYAF agenda set for the next two days. Hope things go on as planned. Should be in NYC in time to get Tomino autograph tix

NYAF:
The Tomino autograph line has begun.

Carl:
@NYAF What’s the format for autographs this year? Will there be more than one day for autographs?

Dave:
@Carl tells me the tomino autograph line has already begun. Perspective: Tomino signs tomorrow night.

OutOfTimeProd:
According to some people, the autograph ticket line at #NYAF for Yoshiyuki Tomino begun at 7am, maybe earlier. The signing begins at 7pm.

Scott:
Waiting in line at 7:00 am for an autograph? You Gundam fans are all freaking nuts. There, I’ve said it. :-P

Dave:
I’m sane, so even though I have a vintage Gundam III poster here, I’ll settle for having one Tomino-autographed item: http://is.gd/3F2rz

Narutaki:
@Dave I think that is an excellent autograph choice! I hope Tomino doesn’t throw it at you.

Dave:
@Narutaki If you mean the Haro, he laughed when he saw it.

Vince A:
Leaving for NYC now. If anyone can save me a spot on the Tomino ticket line, I’d appreciate it. #NYAF

Carl:
#NYAF On line for tomino tickets

Vince A:
@Carl did you need your badge first? I’m in badge line now waiting

Patz:
@Vince A They are checking people for badges before they let you in the line.

Vince A:
@Patz cool.. I’m in the right line first… But this line isn’t moving #NYAF

Vince A:
Why didn’t they mail out the badges this year? #NYAF

Vince A:
Why is the reg staff goofing off as opposed to giving out badges? #NYAF

Vince A:
Ok.. Now in autograph ticket line…. Oy #NYAF

Carl:
#nyaf got me a tomino ticket!

Vince A:
Have Tomino autograph ticket. Now sitting in line waiting to enter show. #NYAF

NYAF:
The Tomino Keynote is at 5:15 in 1A21 at #NYAF!

Narutaki:
Waiting outside the panel room for Tomino keynote.

Greg:
I always feel sorry for the panels that occur at the same time as a ridiculously popular event/panel. #nyaf

Vince A:
In line for Tomino keynot

Dave:
in line for tomino keynote: i expect him to be disgruntled

Dave:
oh my god this translator

Dave:
tomino being drowned out by people singing god knows outside

Dave:
tomino on zeta movies: “people wanted to make money”

Vince A:
In Tomino autograph line

Vince A:
Got Tomino autograph… Excellent

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FUNimation

NYAF:
The FUNimation industry panel starts at 2:30 in 1A24!

Vince A:
Sitting in back of Funimation panel room. Nice to have a chair for a while. #NYAF

funimation:
10 mins until FUNImation panel at #NYAF. 2:30 in Panel Rm 1 (1A24). See you there!

Jon I.:
Heere’s Adam! #NYAF

OutOfTimeProd:
oh @funimation you and your fancy but awesome openings to your panels

Scott:
At the @funimation panel. Lighting is no good for pictures.

funimation:
Aargh. Can’t get laptop to connect from the bowels of Javits. Press releases will come after panel.

OutOfTimeProd:
sitting behind a furry at the @funimation panel, tweeting afterwards unless something awesome happens

Scott:
FUNi: There is too much demand from the fans for dubs, so we will never put out sub-only releases.

Scott:
DTO: FUNi offeres the most content on Xbox Live and PS Network than any other network.

Scott:
Shodojo.com: “Watch and Chat” feature for online streaming.

Scott:
FUNi: Simulcasting is the future of anime.

OutOfTimeProd:
Nabari No Ou looks amazing, very tempted to buy it. Screw it, ill probably buy it. #NYAF

OutOfTimeProd:
Blassreiter trailer at @funimation panel is epic, oct 20th is the date

Scott:
FUNi – Dragonout is an anime with action and “action”. ::wink:: ::wink::

funimation:
Dragon Box will have both Japanese and English tracks + original Japanese opening and closings.

funimation:
FMA: Brotherhood cast returns. Vic Mignogna is Ed but we have a new Al. Aaron Dismuke grew up and Al is now voiced by Maxey Whitehead.

funimation:
Other new cast members include J. Michael Tatum as Scar and Bryan Massey as Isaac McDougal.

funimation:
But Aaron Dismuke will be back in a different role.

Scott:
FUNimation announces X rescue license.

Jon I.:
FUNimation licensed X (TV and OVA)

Jon I.:
FUNimation announces Initial D Fourth Stage

Scott:
This includes all seasons, and they will redo the dub from the early Tokyopop release.

Jon I.:
FUNi will be redubbing all of previous Initial D releases with original music #NYAF

Greg:
Omg. Funimation acquired initial d….all of it and are redoing first 2 stages.

funimation:
We want to talk to you!

funimation:
I’m here – black ruffled blouse, bright purple sweater.

Greg:
@funimation but you’re not goku…;D

DJ Ranma S:
@funimation I’ll keeep an eyeout for you.

ANN_Bamboo:
Highlights from Funimation: Redub of Initial D! Woohoo! But the T-Pop ending theme was epic: “Start your engines, drive with a vengeance.”

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Scott’s First Liner Note Credit

Reni Mimura:
Ohayo(^^)see you later booth No 218!!(^o^)/

Jon I.:
. @OutOfTimeProd interviewing Reni-chan! #NYAF

Jon I.:
So cute!! #NYAF

Scott:
Reni entertains the crowds.

Scott:
Got a signed copy of Reni’s debut American EP.

Scott:
“My Shy Master” translated by Scott VonSchilling. (^_^)

Reni Mimura:
Reni go home now(^^)/I can see my friends alot\(0o0)/Reni is happy(^@^)/

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Tokyopop!

Greg:
Tokyopop has a panel…but its not on schedule…

Brigid:
OK, just arrived at the Tokyopop panel. Marco Pavia is handing out ramen—no $7 turkey sandwich for me!

Greg:
So why did tokyopop give me ramen? #NYAF

Scott:
Tokyopop is giving away free ramen. What kind of promotion is this?!

Scott:
The Tokyopop crew sets up for the live webcast.

Scott:
Ms. @Brigid blogging away at the Tokyopop panel.

Edward Sizemore:
@Scott I have to say @Brigid is a very fast typist. The keyboard should start smoking soon.

Brigid:
Good news: Better paper starting with the October releases. The fans spoke and Tokyopop listened! (NYAF—Tokyopop panel.)

Brigid:
DN Angel update: vol. 13 due out in December, vol. 14 is not out in Japan so it will be a while. #NYAF

Brigid:
Now we’re watching video of Domo-kun at SDCC. Love the Domo “Wash your hands” posters in the bathrooms. Do want! #NYAF

Brigid:
New announcement: Priest: Purgatory, original manga based on Priest manhwa/movie

Brigid:
Due out July 2010, 1 volume. #NYAF

Brigid:
Shutter Island, full color GN based on the nvoel by dennis Lehane

Brigid:
The Cabin in the Woods, one-volume manga set in the world of the movie

Brigid:

More new titles from Tokyopop: Songs and Laughter: Stories from the Creator of Fruits Basket (Natsuki Takaya) #NYAF

Brigid:
Twitter keeps crapping out on me. More new titles: Ratman, by Inui Sekihiko; Love Story on the Isolated Island by Duo Brand (to be renamed)

Brigid:
Qwasar of Stigmata, by creators of My-Hime. LDP: “Lots of T&A, lots of references to Russian religion, random Cyrillic text, and boobs!”

Brigid:
More titles—not sure if these are new: Croquis, Blood Honey, Love Knot, Cute Demon, Warcraft: Mage.

Brigid:
Question: What about vol. 5 of Manga Sutra? LDP: Even if we do vol. 5, it will still end abruptly—it’s up to 34 vols. in Japan.

Brigid:
LDP: We tried to do something different with it but it hasn’t sold that well so in later volumes we downgraded the packaging a bit.

Brigid:
Novels: more expensive to produce than anga and don’t sell as well.

Brigid:
different type of license—they take them in small batches, not all volumes at once. “remains to be seen” how they handle it.

Brigid:
Any more Kingdom Hearts? LDP: We would like to but Disney is kind of a pain to work with so I don’t think you will see it anytime soon.

Scott:
Where’s @debaoki?! (o_o)

Scott:
Ah, there’s @debaoki! (^_^)

TOKYOPOP:
JP: Darn wireless technology-our show from NYAF was tweaked by a bad connection. We’ll re-run the INSIDER at another time early next week.

TOKYOPOP:
LR:For everyone having trouble with the webcast, we’re going to be rebroadcasting it at a later date…so stay tuned.

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Vertical

Ed Chavez:
Okay kids a reminder…we’ll be in NYAF booth 101 today selling manga, novels, fatty, and our new cookbooks including Bento Love.

Michael Pinto:
I’m at the vertical panel at #nyaf

Scott:
Good ol’ @Ed Chavez takes the podium.

Scott:
Vertical: We’re like Random House, only smaller… and poorer… and more desperate…

Brigid:
New Vertical title (not manga): Nintendo Magic: How the Video Game Wars Were Won, by Osamu Inoue.

Scott:
Vertical announces Peepo Choo license.

Scott:
Peepo Choo cover

Brigid:
Vertical announces license of Felipe Smith’s Peepo Choo, published in Kodansha’s Morning 2 (Smith is an American artist)

Michael Pinto:
{ anime } vertical panel: peepo choo from felipe smith looks cool

Brigid:
Ed Chavez on Peepo Choo: It’s kind of a Love story, has a little culture clash, Yakuza, otaku theme…

Scott:
Peepo Choo was originally written in English, so Smith himself will provide the translation.

Scott:
Vertical announces Twin Spica license.

Brigid:
New Vertical license: Twin Spica, sci-fi manga

Michael Pinto:
vertical panel: twin spica manga coming out #nyaf

Michael Pinto:
vertical panel: chi’s sweet home announced #manga #neko

Scott:
Chi!!! >(^_^)<

Brigid:
Ed is really sorry about what happened a few wks ago: “Literally we did not have the license at that time. We got the license this morning.”

Brigid:
They could have lost the license because of the leak. (?!)

Brigid:
Chi will be released in full color, flipped, $13.95 per volume. The mangaka was OK with this—they showed her the book.

Scott:
Chi’s going to be in full color and “flipped” from left-to-right.

Brigid:
Says @VerticalEd: “We’re not afraid of flipping. We have flipped before.”

Scott:
Vertical has had the best announcements so far this convention. You can see the @Ed Chavez impact making Vertical a bigger name for fans.

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Cencoroll

NYAF:
Cencoroll and the Cosplay Variety Show start at 9 PM in 1A08 at #NYAF!

OutOfTimeProd:
oh #NYAF Cencoroll premiere later today and Aniplex is showing the trailer. good times with an one-eyed fish lol

Jon I.:
Can’t want to see Cencoroll tonight

Michael Pinto:
at aniplex – cencoroll looks very well done #

Jon I.:
Time for Cencoroll! There’s a LINE for PRESS

OutOfTimeProd:
watching Cencoroll at #NYAF. whoo-hoo! for english subtitles with japanese audio instead of just japanese audio

Jon I.:
Cencoroll was… interesting. Have to watch it again to figure out what the hell was going on.

Jon I.:
Anime cons really need to learn to position their video screens higher. I could barely read the subtitles.

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