Tales of Forgotten Dorks



WOE BE UNTO US! For we have shamefully forgotten the comrades who have fought and died to bring us this oh-so-mighty FANDUMB!

Someone pass the tissues . . .

6 comments:

B-chan said...

Michael Pinto, I love ya, but you're wrong on this one. We anime old-timers deserve nothing for our "great achievements". Ed Hill and I saved American cosplay back in 2001, and does anybody care? No! And so what if they don't? I don't care, either!

And, hey, I still get invited to conventions as a guest, and I've been an anime fan since 1969. Why? because I KEPT WORKING instead of sitting around expecting people to laud me over crap I did in 1982. Hey, I once knew every anime fan in North Texas by name! BIG FUCKING DEAL.

Tohoscope said...

You and Ed saved American Cosplay? So you guys are the ones to blame!

DVC said...

What Bruce said. Proper.

B-chan said...

Yep. After the debacle at AWA in 1999, we wrote a White Paper (which I still have somewhere) outlining the best way to "fix" cosplay. This included pre-judging, the separation of skit-based cosplay from the fashion-modeling type of cosplay, and the recognition of hall cosplay as a separate category. All of these were adopted by AWA, and are now pretty much universal. Yes, thanks to me and Ed, cosplay survives in America. What an accomplishment!

Tohoscope said...

You should find and post that. I'm sure there's a lot of cosplayers didn't know that things were much worse a decade ago.

AWA 3. *shudder*

DVC said...

Indeed, Cosplay is a mightier force in Fandumb than I ever could've imagined it to be.

Among other things the anime cosplay phenomenon launched several notable careers in the "recession-proof" field of Adult Entertainment.

*sigh*

The Eighties seem so far away...