Monday, February 27, 2006

Panel OF DOOM at Jacon 2006

The Panel OF DOOM makes its Jacon debut Friday night, April 28th at 11:00 PM in the Main Events room! Be prepared to move your dead bones and experience firsthand an infinite carnival of wizards, ninjas, Chuck Norris, Heino, and other exciting celestial phenomena!

Generally I do Anime That Sucks Saturday nights at Jacon and the Panel OF DOOM at Anime Festival Orlando in July, but I just had to jump at the offer to run something in Main Events, even if most people will be off raving or room partying by then. Given that I often whine on the Internet about how the Florida conventions need to be more unique, I'd be a hypocrite if I did the Panel OF DOOM at both Jacon and AFO. With that in mind, I'll run Anime That Sucks at AFO instead, thus swapping the two. That shouldn't really affect the schedulers either way since both require similar rooms and tech setups.

But wait, what would go on during the time I was originally slotted to do Anime That Sucks at Jacon? A special live edition of Anime World Order would be cool, but since I think there are other, better podcasts planning to do "live at the con" episodes maybe I could try and finally implement the "Your Favorite Anime Sucks" panel now that those guys at Ohayocon have proven that the idea is actually feasible (crowd tosses out the name of an anime, hosts--it couldn't just be me--tell you why that anime SUCKS)? Ideas, people!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Arisia '06 Report

As you may recall, last year's Arisia Hell was somewhat surreal with interruptions, grumpy equipment and no mention in the program. This year, I am glad to say that the Program staff worked much better and the show was a success. Saturday night (opposite the Rocket Fuel Party my posse was sponsoring) at 1am wasn'ta time I would have preferred, but it was a good solid block in the main mezzanine area and we got lots of promotion (including posters on the venue itself), so I have no complaints. I arrived at 12:30 to start setting up and there were already some folks coming by to see. I'd had a second private Hell Party last year and so word was getting around and not just from the anime kids who wanted to see more of the "weird stuff". I started early with some of the Hypnotic Eye stuff which Danno had been amazing in getting to me on time (thanks, Bro!). I had an actual switcher setup so I was able to segue thematically from Turkish Trek to Dreamship Surprise, Trek video gaems stuff and of course heaps of Cornpone flicks material. The crowd was really into it laughing and wondering just what the hell it was all about. At it's largest we had abour 40 or so folks here--not bad for counterprogramming for the post Masquerade party time. I filled the time till 2:30 am up with trailers for fu and other strangenesses and could have gone for another hour if I'd liked. I got some good feedback from thhe attendees. Those of you who know about Prof. Katherine Hepburn showed up but mostly it was a young crowd in good humor. Due to technical problems I couldn't do much Heino, but there was still good reaction to the MAN, so I call this a success and will work to surpass this next year.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Anime World Order #6

This weeks Anime World Order podcast is ready for your approval. Listen to it HERE

Friday, February 03, 2006

A 5th of Anime World Order Podcast

Better late then never, another installment of Anime World Order is up for grabs. Listen to it HERE