We go back to the far reaches of anime time, in our flux capacitor fitted, time machine Ferrari…

AoY Podcast #28 – BanzaiCon 2013 Talkback

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Also known as: ” Man, whats dis? I can’t do nothin wit toys!”

In the state of South Carolina at this time of year, there are 3 main events that will take place: College Footbal season, hunting season, and Rednecks that are obsessed with both of those things at the same time. But, their is one element that got looked over, that deep in the heart of Gamecock territory, lies an event where people outside those main festivities come to make one of their own. That event is BanzaiCon, a once a year mass of nerds as they congregate and fill the halls of the Marriot hotel in downtown Colombia SC.  I had to tread on such event…. because I had panels and nerd stuff to show.

BanzaiCon was a fun way to kill a Saturday other than doing university homework and slipping into that mayhem of my academic responsibility. Even though I was there for one day, it was worth my time to showcase the panels I did for this event, which were Gundam-ology 101: Gundam for Beginners and the dreaded 18+ panel (that was an almost packed panel room) “What the Heck? Moments in Anime”. But like any good con adventure, this was also filled with my failed attempts to hit on cosplayers, meeting up with people and chillin, people who got their stuff jacked in the parking deck, car issues, getting to talk to VA’s, cats that ruin podcast recordings, and a whole lot more stuffed into this episode.

Download Episode Here (Total Time: 1:16:57)

Music Selection:

OP – This is a true highlight of the anime convention these days…

ED – (insert racial remark) STOLE MY GUNPLA!!

Here is the list of titles shown at the “What the Heck? Moments in Anime” panel for those who want to have their weekends ruined:

Daicon IV
Unico: The Island of Magic
Dominion Tank Police
Fist of the North Star
Project A-ko
Wicked City
Golgo 13: The Professional
Baoh
Dog Snack
Sakigake! Otokojuku
The Ultimate Teacher
Victory Gundam
Space Runaway Ideon
Pop Chaser (If you guys know about the best Cream Lemon hentai EVER!!)
Star Trap (The second best hentai clip under the Cream Lemon name)
Battle Royale High School
Goku: Midnight Eye
Back to Back Ninja 3: The Domination clips (Daryl Surat had this listed at his “Anime Craziest Deaths” panel list on the AWO site. So I would imagine he picked the same clip I showed at my panel, which if i’m right, I am only one step closer to being the greatest otaku of all time!)
Angel Cop
Mad Bull 34
Thunder Cops movie trailer
another Dog Snack
Violence Jack
Devilman
Wicked City (yet again)
Wild 7

This show has:

I don't trust her smile...

I don’t trust her smile…

A letter from a gurl (probably) telling this guys car is the best cosplay ever!!!!

A letter from a gurl (probably) telling this guys car is the best cosplay ever!!!!

ANIMOO MIATA COSPLAYZ

ANIMOO MIATA COSPLAYZ

Why I decided to throw the towel in to get VIc to sign anything for me... this time around...

Why I decided to throw the towel this time on Vic signing something for me… but ill get it next time…

SLEEPY VIC LINE COSPLAYERZ

SLEEPY VIC LINE COSPLAYERZ

SPACE MARINEZ COSPLAYZ

SPACE MARINEZ COSPLAYZ

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Real pro cosplayerz... that I tried to hit on...

Real pro cosplayerz…

That Ducktails Lost Levels game is behind the Zelda/Legend of Dragoon game

That Ducktails Lost Levels game is behind the Zelda/Legend of Dragoon game

BADGE CHECK COSPLAYZERZ

BADGE CHECK COSPLAYZERZ

NINTENDROO COSPLAYZ

NINTENDROO COSPLAYZ

ANIMOO DVD COSPLAYZ

ANIMOO DVD COSPLAYZ

MANGO COSPLAYZ

MANGO COSPLAYZ

SLEEPY COSPLAYZ

SLEEPY COSPLAYZ

DRUNKEN COSPLAYZ

DRUNKEN COSPLAYZ

ALONE COSPLAYZ

ALONE COSPLAYZ

ATTACK DAT TITAN MOAR COSPLAYZ

ATTACK DAT TITAN MOAR COSPLAYZ

ATTACK ON TITAN SELFIES

ATTACK ON TITAN SELFIES

HUNGARY COSPLAYZ

HUNGARY COSPLAYZ

ATTACK ON TITAN COSPLAYZ

ATTACK ON TITAN COSPLAYZ

HAWT DOA COSPLAYZ

 DOA COSPLAYZ

2 responses

  1. I’ve heard before that about 1% of con goers are interested/will go to Robot panels. For every 100 people, you might get one that’ll go to a robot anime panel. In my experience, that tends to be kind of true.

    I dunno, I didn’t think OVA 3 of Megazone 23 was that bad. Then again, I didn’t listen to the dub of any of it. Maybe I should give it a rewatch. I know there’s a few instances where the animation lacks frames per second, there’s a Char clone that looks exactly like Char from CCA

    I’m a fan of Leiji Matsumoto and Harlock but I’ve not seen the Vengeance of the Space Pirate Version.. I’ve known about it, probably should check it out.

    I’d rather half-ass my own panel than have no panels to go to that I’m interested in. The larger conventions usually have a few good panel stuff but my smaller, more local conventions could use more content than “ask a Role Playing Cosplayer” or non-anime panels.

    Love the cosplay gallery. haha.

    11/08/2013 at 1:58 pm

  2. That 1 outta 100 theory was totally true at this con, since it wasn’t MLP or Hetalia related, they don’t care. Well, that and Vic autograph sessions were during the same time, but I don’t “fully” blame that. The crowed I got for my 18+ panel was about what I expected, but having the whole room filled to the brim would have been a great feat. But, I will see next year.

    We recorded our Vengeance of a Space Pirate review for Regan’s Anime82 podcast, so that should be appearing on the internet…. one day. Of course I will post it in our podcast as another guest spot.

    Megazone 23 pt 3 is one OVA NO ONE wants to talk about, or pretend it exist because they gotta be those “anime purist” that dare not mention its name. All I know is, HARD-ON is the best arcade game I want to play in the future.

    It sounds to me if you half-ass a panel, you would still be doing a whole lot better than most panels out there.

    11/08/2013 at 2:50 pm

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