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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#3301 Vexwing

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Let's riot.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:57 PM

Panic, I guess?

 

I replied to the email from June 6 asking what I should do. I wish I'd known sooner that it was a problem that I hadn't received an email... I didn't even plan to think about this until Wednesday.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:01 PM

Then what do those of us who don't know what time we're supposed to show up for package pick-up do?

If you're on a tour or the custom class, show up at 9:30 on Wednesday.  If not, show up at 6 on Thursday.

 

Ballroom B in the Convention Center for both days.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:31 PM

No response to my email (as expected), but TransfrmGod's post in the other BotCon thread is relevant:

 

 

 

 


Has anyone received the purported "Package Pick-up instructions (email) and event operational notes. That email will be quite long but...".  I admit, I'm getting a little uneasy here.  I know, I know "it's FunPub", "they don't understand technology", "the fax is in the mail", ha ha ha.

 

I always try to give them the benefit of the doubt, but this is cutting it close, even for my liking.

 

 

A couple weeks ago, for the package pickup. Try sending an email their way.

 

Well, I feel silly.

 

For anyone else in my situation, be aware that at the bottom of the message I quoted earlier is the line "Also, the schedule has been posted online for the weekend. If you lose your copy of the email or want to reprint your invoice, go to the registration link to log in and click My Account."

 

Sure enough, I can see and print out the email, which was allegedly sent on the 6th, the same day the message went on their page.  I still don't think it was sent to me, but at least it's accessible, and I don't have to hope that SOMEONE at their end sees my email before leaving for Pasadena.

 

 

I went to the Registration link on BotCon.com ( https://www.eventman...ogin.cfm?eid=34 ), logged in, clicked My Account, and there was a link to the email they never sent me. Turns out I'm in the 6PM group, so I guess it's good that I know now to show up early.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:46 PM

I went to the Registration link on BotCon.com ( https://www.eventman.com/login.cfm ), logged in, clicked My Account, and there was a link to the email they never sent me. Turns out I'm in the 6PM group, so I guess it's good that I know now to show up early.

 

I'm getting nothing but a Cold Fusion error.

 

Cold Fusion is a thing that's still used by people, apparently.



#3306 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

Try this link instead: https://www.eventman...ogin.cfm?eid=34



#3307 Vexwing

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:25 PM

Woo! Thanks, man!

 

If several people on this board alone didn't get the pickup info email it's likely to be a pretty widespread problem. Sure can't wait for all the chaos of people forgetting to bring obvious things like their ID or invoice.  :p


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

Wahoo! Thank you very much.

 

Printing out the info now. Looks like I'm in the 7pm group.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:48 PM

I am with the 6pm group.  How early should I get there?  Last time, I was a couple hours.  It was fun standing in line and I got the at-show exclusives no problem, but I don't want to get their too early if it will make no difference.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:20 PM

I'm sorry that I didn't think of this sooner, but people looking to shop in the Pasadena area should be aware that a local ordinance here means that you won't get free plastic bags to carry your purchases in. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags (some stores even give you a small discount for doing so) or you can buy a paper bag (usually 10 cents each).

This kind of thing is becoming common in quite a few cities, but it will no doubt come as a surprise if you're not used to it.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:26 PM

I'm sorry that I didn't think of this sooner, but people looking to shop in the Pasadena area should be aware that a local ordinance here means that you won't get free plastic bags to carry your purchases in. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags (some stores even give you a small discount for doing so) or you can buy a paper bag (usually 10 cents each).

This kind of thing is becoming common in quite a few cities, but it will no doubt come as a surprise if you're not used to it.

 

And for anyone who forgets, I'll be standing outside Target selling paper bags for 5 cents a pop for my Souvenir Fund.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

BotCon starts today, right?  At least the customs class?  When would we realistically expect to see news starting, Friday I guess?


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

BotCon starts today, right?  At least the customs class?  When would we realistically expect to see news starting, Friday I guess?

We should realistically see the announcement of the custom class figure in two and a half hours (as soon as the class sees it, it will be tweeted, both officially and unofficially, if precedent is any clue).

 

We'll probably learn about the attendee-only exclusive tonight, when the custom class and "field trip" folks get through registration.

 

We will learn of the at-con souvenirs tomorrow night just before the club store opens.

 

Other stuff? Friday's a good bet.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:42 AM

Well it really depends on when Hasbro starts setting up the floor cases, as there usually are a few early things like store exclusives in there. Though I get the idea if you just went up and started taking pictures before you were supposed to Brian Savage would *bampf* right in front of you mid-snap and physically destroy your camera.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:45 AM

Try this link instead: https://www.eventman...ogin.cfm?eid=34

 

After some futzing around, I was able to determine that the password I use for the club store was too long and/or complex for the Botcon registration site.  I had to reset my password (temporarily) to something short and stupid in order to log in.  So hooray, once again, for Fun Pub web security.

 

(I'm in the 6:00 group.)



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:47 AM

For custom class attendees, I recall that you get your box set today, but do you get a separate time to get the other exclusives?


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#3317 Walky

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Custom class folks get in line for souvenirs Thursday night at the same time everyone else picks up their regular stuff.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:10 PM

We should realistically see the announcement of the custom class figure in two and a half hours (as soon as the class sees it, it will be tweeted, both officially and unofficially, if precedent is any clue).

 

We will learn of the at-con souvenirs tomorrow night just before the club store opens.

 

Other stuff? Friday's a good bet.

 

We'll likely hear from someone tonight what the at-con freebie is as well.


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#3319 Loki Corvinus

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:49 PM

Maybe they've only sent them out for people taking the custom class.

 

Someone a few days ago said that if you log into your order page and click on "My Account", there is a copy of your pickup email and instructions there even if you never officially received it in an email.

 

edit (I should learn to finish reading an entire thread before replying. Well, hopefully this info helps anyone else with the same problem.)


Edited by Loki Corvinus, 18 June 2014 - 01:52 PM.

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