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@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.


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#61 NightViper

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:11 AM

4) More fan involvement. MSTF was always a blast. More like that! Block out a room and fill it with fan-run workshops and panels, with a low barrier to entry. Put a disclaimer in front of necessary. It's a pretty standard practice for conventions, and helps the attendees feel more like the con is for them.


-JimS

 

Being a licensed convention really limited areas like this. Too many people needing to screen and sign off on such things to make sure they still fit whatever vision the brand had for itself at the time. THey would need to have a solid pitch and content that could be vetted beforehand. 



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:18 AM

https://www.botcon.com/index.html


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#63 Walky

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:26 AM

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well i'm noping out, you folks have fun



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:30 AM

You'll forgive me, if I want to hear more details before getting too interested.

And, Walky has confirmed that I'm out


Edited by Classic Sideways, 03 February 2020 - 08:37 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:33 AM

Ive never been able to go and never will be able to, I have only ever purchased one BotCon toy - SG Galvatron, but I do love the hype surrounding BotCon online every year and seeing the new toys revealed is always a joy. Im happy just seeing images of the exclusives online and that costs nothing. No stress, no mess. But thats just me. I only bought Galvatron because I happened upon him on eBay for cheap.

Edited by Bass X0, 03 February 2020 - 08:37 AM.

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#66 D Buster Prime

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:51 AM

Since Allspark is running the Discord server, do all longtime 'Sparkers get in for free?

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#67 Kalidor

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:56 AM

They get in Discord for free. 



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:00 AM

Digging how excited Japanese Transformers fans on twitter are by the announcement :hmm


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#69 Paladin

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:16 AM

Pete Sinclair is a virulent racist, ableist vindictive scumbag. As long as hes involved i'm not giving a convention a dime no matter what they call it, and neither should any of you.


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#70 Jim S

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:16 AM

Being a licensed convention really limited areas like this. Too many people needing to screen and sign off on such things to make sure they still fit whatever vision the brand had for itself at the time. THey would need to have a solid pitch and content that could be vetted beforehand. 


Oh I don't doubt it's a challenge. Hence the bit about the disclaimer. Perhaps it's as simple as blocking out some appropriate space and letting fans organize it themselves, not unlike room-to-room trading. Or allowing submissions ahead of time in a proscribed format to allow time for vetting, as the art contest is. If it were a priority, it doesn't seem insurmountable.

Edited by Jim S, 03 February 2020 - 09:18 AM.


#71 Kalidor

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:31 AM

Guys.. I get that you have your own opinions about the guy and that he's a public figure and such, but how about we just tone it down a bit with the outright name calling?

 

If you want to have a vendetta you're perfectly welcome to it - but do it on your own blog or something and not here. I'm happy with our collaboration with the BotCon brand and common sense should tell you there's more than one guy involved in it.

 

If you don't respect someone, fine - but let's tone it down a bit okay? I'd really appreciate it.



#72 D Buster Prime

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:32 AM

They get in Discord for free.

You drive a hard bargain. I'll take it!

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#73 Hydra

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:33 AM

Wow, that was fast! 

 

Thought I could spend some time getting your candid opinions before the news broke.

Thanks to Jim, LV, everyone who chimed in there.

So I have to say a couple things here:

 

To be clear, BC Productions is a new, jointly owned production company created for the purpose of acquiring the rights to BotCon from Fun Publications.

and running the convention in the 2020's.

So there are people on board from the 3H era, namely Karl, as well as some from the FunPub era.

It's a mix of people who have been involved with the event in all iterations.

 

When they asked me to be one of the shareholders, I couldn't refuse!

Having attended since 1997, I felt a tangible sense of loss when it ended in 2016.

Whatever you consider the ideal form of BotCon to be, I think it's irreplaceable as an event, 

and needs to be preserved by people who have existed together with it over the years.

 

We know what the 3H era, the FunPub era was.

As to what the BC Pro era is, we'll all define it together as we live through the distant future age of 2020!

And I have graduated from second-tallest Transformers fan to second-tallest Transformers convention organizer...


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#74 Chip

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:38 AM

Guys.. I get that you have your own opinions about the guy and that he's a public figure and such, but how about we just tone it down a bit with the outright name calling?


"Pete Sinclair is a virulent racist, ableist vindictive individual." Will that work better?

I'm kind of invested in this place and I think we've all worked hard to make it a rare fandom space where bigotry doesn't fly.

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:39 AM

In any case, from Karl Hartman:

 

https://www.tfw2005....6#post-17626748

 

"Yes I am saying Pete ISN’T involved"



#76 Kalidor

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:43 AM

In any case going by what has been said I think you have nothing to worry about either way. 



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:44 AM

That's pretty hard to square with the above screencap.

Anyway, sounds to me like it's just going to be another unofficial convention, so...whatever? My feelings about which assholes are associated with which unofficial conventions are much less strong.

EDIT: Just to be clear, I am calling neither Karl nor Hydra assholes.

Edited by LV!, 03 February 2020 - 09:47 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:50 AM

As long as Pete actually isn't involved I'm interested.



#79 Chip

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:52 AM

In any case, from Karl Hartman:
 
https://www.tfw2005....6#post-17626748
 
"Yes I am saying Pete ISNT involved"

Huh. That's encouraging. Sucks that one guy can overshadow everything good about this.

Edited by Chip, 03 February 2020 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:56 AM

So it's more like Night Shining (Pete) had this store setup already and BC Productions came a long and were like, "Hey, we need a store to get started.  You already have it figured out.  Think we could use you as a Contractor to get our store going?"  So he's not involved in running Botcon, but if needed, he's a resource available to help out as they get started.





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