Anime Boston 2010: Day 2 in Tweets

BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE CON: I bought this figure!

On Site:


Scott
from The Anime Almanac

Mike Ferreira
from Anime Dream

Jon I.
from JANAiBlog

Scott Green
from Ain’t it Cool News

tristencitrine

ChrisBeveridge

Brigid
from MangaBlog

DJ Ranma S
from Anime Jam Session

OutOfTimeProd
from Out Of Time Productions

Lauren Orsini
from Con Chowdah

funimation

neumaverick

Ed Chavez
from Vertical Inc.

Reni Mimura
from ReniReni.com

rolandkelts

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Mornings in Boston

Scott:
I dreamt last night that I was sharing my room with a bunch of cute girls. Woke up to find that nope, they were all dudes. Snoring dudes. :(

Scott:
And now I got @Jon I. and @OutOfTimeProd looming over me as I try to sleep. Interpret that any way you want, Twitter!

Scott:
In fact, one of their cameras is pointing right at my bed! (O_O)

Scott:
But I actually did sleep great last night. Ear plugs are god’s greatest invention.

Brigid:
Beautiful day. Sun shining. Bird singing. Husband swearing as he clears out birds who were nesting in the soffit.

Brigid:
Sometimes we live a little too closely with nature. Also, I miss having a landlord who would take care of stuff like that.

ChrisBeveridge:
ah, another morning at #animeboston. Panel at 10 for me and then #funimation’s panel at 5. Then home!

Jon I.:
I’m totally wearing my Kannagi shirt to #AnimeBoston today. LIKE A BOSS.

Jon I.:
If you’re at #AnimeBoston today and are looking for me, I’m probably the only loser wearing a Kannagi shirt.

OutOfTimeProd:
So who already has gone out and buy an #ipad? anyone?

Scott:
48 minutes since the launch of the iPad, and yet, I still don’t have one. :-(

Jon I.:
My Kannagi shirt is getting lots of compliments! #onlyatananimecon

Reni Mimura:
Ohayoooo(^^)/

Jon I.:
Heading to #AnimeBoston now!

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Panels

ChrisBeveridge:
Time to do that panel thing soon (@ Hynes Convention Center w/ 2 others) http://4sq.com/90cwO3

Scott:
The man himself, @ChrisBeveridge!

Mike Ferreira:
Off to @chrisbeveridge’s panel now. :) A little late, but better late than never.

Scott:
I like talking hardcore industry at the @ChrisBeveridge panel.

neumaverick:
First panel of the day is our ‘Adventures in Marketing’ workshop at 1pm in Wrkshp 313. Hope to see you all there. #animeboston

tristencitrine:
Heading to adventures in marketing anime panel! Hynes 313! Seeeeeeeeeya there for good times!

tristencitrine:
A gaggle of vocaloids!

Scott:
At @neumaverick’s interesting anime marketing working.

Jon I.:
Now at the “Adventure in Marketing Anime” panel with @neumaverick and @tristencitrine. #AnimeBoston

Scott Green:
Nice attendence count for AWO’s Black Jack AnimeBoston panel

Scott:
The girl running the geisha panel comes in costume. It’s actually a very nice touch.

Brigid:
At the Roland Kelts panel at AnimeBoston, sitting with @mbeasi and @nfntrobin.

Lauren Orsini:
Sitting two feet from @rolandkelts. Awesome dude.

Scott:
Catching that final part of @rolandkelts panel. This guy is always awesome.

Scott:
Most bloggers post photos of cosplayers. I post pictures of writers and industry folks. (>_<)

Scott Green:
Anime Boston Roland Kelts panel… Guy’s good with narative. Audience pretty rivited

Scott Green:
Don’t agree with everything being said. At least now, US interested in Tezuka’s dark, sexual work. For example upcoming Ayako release.

Scott Green:
On the other hand, effective explanation of Super Flat and artistic fundimentals of manga

Scott Green:
“Hello Kitty has no mouth becase she should feel like you do”

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Tweet-ups

Lauren Orsini:
@Jon I., lunch take two?

Jon I.:
@Lauren Orsini Sure, look for me near the first floor escalators.

Lauren Orsini:
@Jon I., ok coming!

Scott:
@Jon I. wait for me!!!

Jon I.:
@Scott Sure, come on over.

Scott:
Had a nice lunch with @Lauren Orsini, @Jon I., and @OutOfTimeProd.

Scott:
Btw, peeps, @Lauren Orsini is the official blogger for AB. Be sure to check out her blog at http://blog.animeboston.com/

Lauren Orsini:
@Scott, thanks for the plug!

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Vertical

Ed Chavez:
Kinda laying low right now but it’s been nice seeing friends and associates in Boston. Anyone recommend a place for lunch?

Scott:
So of course, here’s @Ed Chavez to talk about vertical.

Jon I.:
Now at @Vertical_Ed’s panel. I’m really looking forward to Twin Spica. #AnimeBoston

Scott Green:
If someone bombed Ed Chavez’s Vertical AnimeBoston panel, manga blogging might be decimated (10% of population here?)

Brigid:
At the Vertical panel. Nintendo Wars, O’Ekaki Decadence, Twin Spica 1, Black Jack 11, The Flowers of Edo by Michael Dana Kennedy

Brigid:
@Ed Chavez on O’Ekaki Decadence: “I thought it was going to be really cute, but it ended up being really disturbing.” Number puzzles?

Brigid:
Twin Spica: Strong storytelling. “It’s continuous from start to finish—not a lot of little arcs.”

Scott Green:
Chi’s Sweat Home probably pushed to 6.28. Printed in Japan. Working to get things right

Brigid:
Lots of super-cute bookmarks and postcards to promote Twin Spica and Chi’s Sweet Home!

Brigid:
Black Jack 12 will feature a cover designed by a NY college student, winner of their cover contest.

Brigid:
New manga out in August: 7 Billion Needles, sci-fi story based on novel by Hal Clements, about a shy girl who shares a body w/alien

Brigid:
New edition of Apollo’s song in 2 vols, with new cover, later this year.

Scott Green:
Apollo’s Song, Tezuka sex ed with creator at his most dialectical, will be getting new, two volume publication

Brigid:
What’s cuter than The Cute Book? The Cuter Book! Their puzzle and craft books are their best sellers; look for this one in October.

Brigid:
Osamu Tezuka’s Ayako, his most historical manga, set after end of World War II. 704 pages for $24.95!

Scott Green:
Tezuka’s post war family epic Ayako due 10/19. Since I have Adolf, 5 years ago, the two Tezuka manga I wanted were Dororo and Ayako

Scott:
And so vertical announces that they have a title they can’t announce yet.

Brigid:
@Ed Chavez is teasing us. A new Tezuka license? A mystery manga (hardcover, 320 pages) by someone once published by Viz??

Scott:
The artist used to have manga published by Viz. That’s the only clue he gave.

Scott Green:
Vertical talking with Tezuka Pro about new license late next year. Mystery title from author who was once published by Viz in 4/11

Scott:
It seems that Ed is seriously pimping out Chi’s Sweet Home at this panel.

Scott Green:
Classic manga for older audiences said sell better than classics for younger. (my take. Keep hunting for billingual Princess Knight)

Scott Green:
Rumors/mummers about Rose of Versailes manga license by non-Verticle

Scott:
My hunch is that Ed was taking about CMX, but again, that’s just my hunch. It would match their line of classical shojo.

Scott Green:
Mystery why no Yokoyama (Tetsujin28, Witch Sally, Comet-san, adaptations of Chinese classics) licensed in North America

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Oddities

Scott:
The con is screening Negima followed by Strike Witches this morning. When did Saturday Morning Cartoons get this… dirty? (^^;)

Scott:
In related news, the first Negima anime series is really bad. (-_-)

Scott:
I’m also counting the number of times I walk into the middle of a cosplay photo shoot this weekend. I’m up to 3 so far.

Scott:
An old man in a kilt just sat next to me. #onlyatananimeconorscotland

Jon I.:
There’s a guy here from the local blood drive center dressed up as a vampire. This is win.

neumaverick:
I just got the question, “what’s Akira?”
…wow.

OutOfTimeProd:
On the ballot for the AMV contest at #animeboston, they have “When They Cry” set to “happy happy joy joy”. @Jon I. was amused by it.

Jon I.:
SOMEBODY FIND THIS AMV ON YOUTUBE OR SOMETHING PLEASE

tristencitrine:
Cake dress time! Explosion of pink wheeeee!

Scott:
And here is @tristencitrine and her infamous cake dress!

OutOfTimeProd:
MARCO! #animeboston

Scott:
So no joke, there was a midget cosplaying as FMA’s Edward Elric. Don’t call him short, it’s inappropriate. (>_>)

Scott:
There was a girl next to me at the panel that was a skinny female version of me. Same shoes, same pants, same jacket, even same iPhone! O_O

Scott:
The only problem was that her hair was also kind of similar to mine, thus she kind of looked like a man. (>_<)

Scott:
RT @tohnokun Think about it, she could be tweeting near enough the same thing right this minute too! <- ((o_o))

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Dolla-dolla Bills, Y’all

tristencitrine:
I just became the mayor of Funimation Booth Anime Boston on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/aClJPu

DJ Ranma S:
Anyone at #AnimeBoston with a spare ball ticket? They’re sold out! Almost willing to do anything to get one!

Scott:
So FYI, @funimation will be presenting the exact same panel at both conventions, so whichever presenter gets to it first breaks the news.

Scott:
It also seems that @funimation hasn’t had any product to sell at their AB booth at it hasn’t been delivered yet. (^^;)

tristencitrine:
Breaking from @neumaverick product is here brown bag specials available soon at anime Boston! Yeeeehaaaa!

Scott:
Peeps, I’ve found my one girl figure for Anime Boston 2010.

DJ Ranma S:
A dealer was kicked out of #AnimeBoston for selling bootlegs. Come to find out, THEY ARE LEGIT! I smell lawsuit…

Mike Ferreira:
Today’s Dealer Room Swag: Patlabor Parts 1 & 2

Mike Ferreira:
Lucky Star (full series – $40! Would’ve cost more to buy discs 3-6!)

Mike Ferreira:
Devil Hunter Yohko

Mike Ferreira:
Now & Then Here & There

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FUNimation

tristencitrine:
Three hours til the big panel! Three more hours to get more fanciful video before then!

tristencitrine:
Almost paneltime! happy happy happy.

tristencitrine:
Slime time! The first person at anime Boston who comes up to me at the funi panel and says “aggro tablecloth” gets the yellow perler slime.

Jon I.:
FUNimation panel has been moved to room 302. Same time: 5pm. #AnimeBoston

Mike Ferreira:
After a brief jog between two rooms, I made it! waiting for the @FUNimation panel to start

tristencitrine:
A winner is you @chrisbeveridge ! A slime appears!

Mike Ferreira:
@funimation’s panel is starting – will update if anything comes up

Scott Green:
I think Funimation’s AnimeBoston panel gut shot the convention center’s wi-fi

Mike Ferreira:
#AB2K10 – Nothing new yet – SAVE Editions, Shaw Brothers, Soul Eater @Funimation panel

Mike Ferreira:
Wifi is spotty as hell right now

Mike Ferreira:
More business as usual – KenIchi, Eva 1.11… this will go in the final report, but not the newsie. #AB 2K10

Mike Ferreira:
#WarOnPants – “Don’t turn Strike WItches into a drinking game! You won’t make it through the first half of the first episode!” – @funimation

Mike Ferreira:
A few other pressers turned to their iPhones, since the wifi’s messy – #Animeboston

Mike Ferreira:
DBZ Kai Trailer is go

Scott Green:
Funimation PR announced new license in email…. spoilarz

Mike Ferreira:
@Scott Green spoilers indeed!

Scott:
Breaking: @funimation announces Eden of the East movies.

Mike Ferreira:
FMA Brotherhood – BR/DVD -5/23

Mike Ferreira:
DVD = $49.98, BR = $54.98

Scott:
Three Eden of the East movies. On both DVD and Blu-ray in 2011.

Scott:
Breaking: @funimation announces Chobits

Jon I.:
RT @MarcFBR: Early Press Release- Funi got the Eden of the East movies and is doing Blu-rays.

Mike Ferreira:
@FUNimation announced Chobits.

Scott:
26-episode series, again on DVD and BD in 2011.

Mike Ferreira:
X complete series and OVA – June 15, $49.98 (DVD only)

Scott:
They released the PR early, so you peeps all know this news before anyone at this panel do. ;-) (besides us press, of course}

Mike Ferreira:
My Bride is a Mermaid – Part 1 – 7/20 – “no take backsies!” – #animeboston

Mike Ferreira:
Damn you, screamers! >_< “Black Butler” “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA O_O”

Mike Ferreira:
Spice & Wolf 2

Scott:
Breaking: @funimation announces Spice and Wolf II

Mike Ferreira:
“C-span with furries!”

Mike Ferreira:
Eden of the east & Chobits panel reveal

Mike Ferreira:
Original OP for Eden of the East will be used

Scott Green:
Awesome. Funimation got music rights to Oasis’ Eden of the East opening

Mike Ferreira:
Writing the newsie now

Scott:
Notably NOT MENTIONED in the panel was Summer Wars.

Mike Ferreira:
@Scott Predicting Bandai for that

tristencitrine:
Yay with all my happy heart- Eden of the east opening song. The answer is yes. Yes!

Jon I.:
THREE new annoncements by FUNimation! Eden of the East movies, Chobits (rescue), and Spice & Wolf 2. #AnimeBoston

Scott Green:
Seen one episode. Production I.G’s Eden of the East is one of few anime I’m enthuiastically looking forward to.

Jon I.:
Also, FUNimation will be using the original OP for Eden of the East. That song by Oasis that we all love. #AnimeBoston

Scott Green:
If you’re a Stand Alone Complex fan, keep an eye out for the Eden of the East release (political sci-fi)

Mike Ferreira:
Q&A now

Mike Ferreira:
Adam’s mic died! D:

Mike Ferreira:
Shin-chan update in the near future! MORE IS COMING! :D :D :D

Mike Ferreira:
…is it sad that this makes me happier than SPice & Wolf 2? #animeboston

Mike Ferreira:
D-Gray.man – @funimation only has the first 2 seasons

Mike Ferreira:
Will get more depending on performance

Mike Ferreira:
DBZ Kai – NIcktoons only, no Nick proper

Mike Ferreira:
and end of panel

funimation:
Chobits! We got it.

funimation:
Spice and Wolf Season 2! We got that too.

funimation:
Eden of the East movies 1-3! From us to you.

funimation:
Aw shucks…Just bringing you guys what you want!

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Interviews

Jon I.:
Just filmed @OutOfTimeProd’s interview with Josh Greele. #AnimeBoston

OutOfTimeProd:
About to go in for our interview with Carli Mosier im hoping i say her last name right. MARCO! #animeboston

Jon I.:
Now heading to film an @OutOfTimeProd interview with Carli Mosier. #AnimeBoston

OutOfTimeProd:
Just had an awesome interview wit Carli Mosier at #animeboston, one of the coolest girls ive met and took my mic during the interview

Lauren Orsini:
Sitting next to Nobu Uematsu at the press conference. May or may not be peeing myself.

Jon I.:
And I’m a few seats over! RT @laureninspace: Sitting next to Nobu Uematsu at the press conference. May or may not be peeing myself.

Mike Ferreira:
Currently preparing for & being nervou about my upcoming interview with Greg Ayres. ^^;; Wish me luck, everyone!

Scott:
@Mike Ferreira be sure to ask him about fansubs! I hear he likes to talk about him. :-P

Mike Ferreira:
Just got out of my interview with Greg Ayres – I was apparently the last interview of AB 2K10 :) -feels special-

Mike Ferreira:
@Scott was right – he DOES like to talk about piracy and fansubs. ;)

Jon I.:
I must say, press relations at #AnimeBoston are quite excellent overall. I am pleased.

Scott:
You know, they’re not perfect, but Anime Boston is one freaking well done convention. I’ll have a positive con report up next week.

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