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ANNs Citizen



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:03 pm Reply with quote
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The first project discussed was Battle Bots, which is planned for next year's AX. Battle Bots are fighting robots that are remote-controlled and piloted through a camera in the robot's cockpit. Unfortunately, the person in charge of the project could not attend the panel.


Thanks but no thanks. I am not interested in "Battle Bots" or anything like that. Besides, paying for the convention fees, parking, and food is enough. I don't want them to jack up the price of convention fee just to throw in any of these "gimmicks" unless they are funded or sponsored by someone else.

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Secondly, guests of honor were discussed. Wilson stated that the SPJA was considering inviting a few "wild card" guests of honor, who would be non-Japanese guests that are not involved with anime, but were otherwise influential in the larger entertainment world. Wilson emphasized that they did not wish to be like San Diego Comic Con, and to wished to keep emphasis on anime and manga, but considered that anime was, in turn, influenced by some Western artists.


It sounds to me like Anime Expo is going Comic Con on us!!
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Kidding, but seriously, if they ever consider inviting "non-Japanese guests that are not involved with anime", make sure they pertain to geekdom. Anyone who has a heart for video games, comics, art and/or Anime(if possible) is fine on my watch. Go outside that, and you have just sold out the fans for sheer fame and publicity of your convention. If Anime Expo goes mainstream and becomes the next "Comic"(Holly)con, you can count me out.
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lostrune



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:56 pm Reply with quote
ANNs Citizen wrote:
It sounds to me like Anime Expo is going Comic Con on us!!


Reminds me when I saw Nostalgia Critic and freaking Linkara as guests to an anime con once. Scraping the bottom of that guest panel barrel much, guys? Rolling Eyes
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