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

AoY Podcast # 49 – SpringCon Report Pt 2 (Animazement 2014)



Also known as:  “I guess I should call this the Windjammers Con.
And also: “Wait, so Robocop is trying to put together a puzzle of a naked woman?”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:09:35)

So to keep up with putting out these late convention reports, Zeonic was able to report on his yearly trek to the convention land that is Animazement, that was about 3 months ago. There is really no side conversation in this one, well, minus a few things here and there as per usual.

(0:00 – 1:01:37) Convention Coverage Part 1: This had certain things Zeonic griped about regarding the parking situation in areas, comic book shop owners (which prompt Zeonic to get the Zillion CD he mentioned), Zeonic hooks up with friends to play Windjammers and other strange arcade games, meeting up with other podcasters, the issues that college campuses face regarding running anime conventions, THE TRUTH regarding what happens to Kill La Kill cosplayers in the dealers room, THE TRUTH on those damn idiots who start Marco/Polo at these conventions, and more TRUTH after the promos…

(1:01:37 – 1:04:24) Promo’s: Since we went ahead and mentioned these people on our show (and from what we gather they did the same for us on theirs) we got a promo from Alpha Counter, Mating Habits of the Modern Geek, and our old homeboyz The Daily Anime Podcast (which BTW Jeff, when are you gonna keep doing Pokemon Unicron Brothahoodz? I sent you my recording over a month ago, what are you doing with it dawg?)

(1:04:24 – 2:09:35) Convention Coverage Part 2: Zeonic starts off by having Trish Ledoux point Zeonic in the right direction to see the man that every old school anime fan wants to see (and those who gave them their hard earned Kickstarter money), Robert Woodhead. After talking to Robert for a spell, Zeonic went on a spell as well regarding the issues of Animazement handling their “rules” in terms of autograph lines, more TRUTH on overestimating the Gundam fans in anime conventions when it comes to having line limits for autographs, going to the Gundam Rising panel late (you can see the part 1 and part 2 of the panel at those links), getting the sweetest hookup from Toshifumi Yoshida,  Legend of Galactic Heroes talk, MORE TRUTH on anime fans at conventions who would rather torrent every damn thing than spend any money to helping the industry, finding obscurely rare anime books from the past, Zeonic idea to do an anime convention “reenactment,” and a ton more to say.

Music Selection:

OP – The current theme for all Gundam fans in America…

ED – Greatest arcade game ever…

This show has:

Windjammers…. in a nutshell, basically.

A game that should not be out in public view, just saying

14 years later, Robert still has his charm to anime fans… (just imagine 2 and a half hours of this guy, its great!)

Suichi Ikeda, the only man who is a Char...

Shuichi Ikeda, the only man who is a Char…

Toshifumi Yoshida and Trish Ledoux (Con Profile circa. 2014)

Toshifumi Yoshida and Trish Ledoux (Con Profile circa. 2014)

I have Toshi to thank for this ink on my Gundam LD...

I have Toshi to thank for this ink on my Gundam LD… Now only to get Ikeda to sign it…

Autograph from Nobuteru Yuki

Autograph from Nobuteru Yuki

What proudly hangs above my computer right now...

What proudly hangs above my computer right now…

A rare artifact indeed, full of some cool stuff in it.

A rare artifact indeed, full of some cool stuff in it.

Damn, I wish Ikeda could sign this for me, maybe next time

Damn, I wish Ikeda could sign this for me, maybe next time

On the back of such Giant Gorg poster (PlaWres Sanshiro BTW).

On the back of such Giant Gorg poster (PlaWres Sanshiro BTW).


That is how you should post in cosplay photos… (aka Evangelion in a nutshell)



Here is another example of “THE TRUTH:” You can count on one hand the amount of people at anime cons who care about Macross Plus these days…

The real question is, are you the type of person who would pay 550 bucks for Giant Gorg anything? A harsh reality indeed.

5 responses

  1. Ah.. teenage humping nipple ravers, proving that anime conventions always have and will be decadent and depraved. Thanks for keeping THE TRUTH alive.

    Yasuhiko Yoshikazu’s art is to die for, that Gundam LD is awesome. I’ve started a collection of anime soundtracks on vinyl now but I’d love to get some laserdiscs sometime.

    Animazement sounded like a good time.

    09/07/2014 at 3:04 pm

    • Hey man, welcome back! I haven’t seen you comment in a while, was curious on whatcha been up too.

      Yea, my TRUTH segments were (not) totally ripped off from AWO. I’d figure I would do the honor to bring it back, because the TRUTH was everywhere man, and I could not turn a blind eye to it.

      Speaking of vinyls, my brother has been getting into collecting them since a friend of ours has a vinyl player in his house that we have had a chance to listen to albums on, such as Pink Floyd and the latest Daft Punk album. I am one to be happy collecting anime CD’s when I find something that I would like to get, like the Red Photon Zillion CD i talked about in the podcast.

      I am still hoping that Shuichi Ikeda is able to sign the other part of that Gundam LD I have, maybe one day.

      09/07/2014 at 4:09 pm

  2. Man, I’ve been working a lot of overtime hours the past two months or so. Things should be getting back to normal now though.

    The TRUTH definitely never needs to be forgotten.

    Nice, I’ve been collecting vinyl off and on the last few years. It’s really the only way I buy music anymore. I’ve got my records stacked up next to my Starblazers and Giant Robo VHS tapes. haha. The anime OST’s I have on vinyl so far are for “Wings of Honneamise” and Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Domu.” I recently bought some Gundam and Leiji Matsumoto OST’s on vinyl so those are gonna be some awesome additions soon.

    It can be your life quest to get Shuichi Ikeda to sign all your Gundam LD’s.

    09/07/2014 at 6:51 pm

    • I actually just have the one Gundam movie that you see for right now. The Giant Gorg one I brought with me was seen by a few people but not signed by him.

      If i get a chance to get OST vinyls, I will get them. Yea getting Ikeda to sign that LD is one extra life quest for me to do in life now, of course that all depends on how long he’s got left too.

      09/07/2014 at 9:11 pm

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    10/07/2014 at 8:30 pm

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