Archive for May, 2009

Since it was brought up extensively in the last few days, here’s Adam’s appearance on BiteTV’s The Surf with The Conventioneers. It was actually really good. It’s actually worth watching the rest of the show too, so check it out.


Also for those of you wondering, Mike will hopefully add the links of interests for the last three episodes within 24 hours…he just needs to find where he put that list…after he’s recovered from his Post Convention Syndrome.

Update: Links of Interest now added for Anime North episodes. Mike is wondering if there’s something he forgot…

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So after Adam takes a few drinks, some impressions of day two as well as Adam’s appearance on Bite TV with The Conventioneers. After we talk about the Christopher Handley guilty plea and what it’ll mean in the future. Anime North organizer Norm McEvoy then sits for the bullets segment, talking about Taro Aso with Miss Japan, some Funimation news from other conventions, and even what Japan likes to drink. All this while Adam has his eye on one of the girls in the audience (and you know what that’s likely to mean). The landmark 75th episode at where else…Anime North.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Adam Grant, Enrico Bianco, with appearance by Norm McEvoy (2:01:36)

Links of Interest

Here’s Taro Aso’s meeting with Miss Universe Japan…the first thing that’ll jump out at you is the camera work.

ANN update on the Christopher Handley guilty plea
Japan’s favourite “soft drinks
The Peanuts Gang as teenaged manga characters
and as an apology for being late…
The most awesome looking flash drive yet…too bad it’s only in 2GB

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Night number one from Anime North, so of course we start off with first day impressions along with wondering how the H1N1 flu and the recession have affected the attendance numbers. Then we talk a little bit more about elitism and fan behaviour in light of recent incidents. Among the bullets, Capcom releases, publishers getting into the used book trade, and even thoughts on an OVA bringing together some of the more beloved characters in history….while Mike braces himself for the Saturday taping.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Megan Swaine, Geoff Greig (1:31:20)

Links of Interest

In Search of Number Nine: Why Elitist Arguments Suck
Lupin III vs Detective Conan OVA info
Article on Japanese Students getting H1N1 in Canada
Followup article on Students with H1N1

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…and the podcast panel at 9pm.

As for the tapings, don’t forget they happen tonight and tomorrow at 11pm in the New York Room in the Doubletree Hotel. Get a sense for how the show looks live, including the stuff that happens when we turn the recorders off. And yes, there will be Pocky and maybe something for whoever listened to Courteney.

And don’t forget we’re still looking for e-mails to Mike’s iPhone. So if you have a question you would like us to try and read on the air: roundtable@thecomicden.com

And if you miss the show, check back here overnight when we put the episode online, and your feeds in the morning before you go off to enjoy the convention.

See you tonight!!

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As the header says.

He’ll be on The Surf tonight with The Conventioneers as they do their Anime North kickoff party. And the best part, IT’S LIVE!!!

Bite TV is available on Rogers Digital Cable ch 322. Or check out their website for more details and tape afterwards.

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A final reminder on the tapings of the Roundtable this weekend at Anime North. We’ll be taping two late night shows on the Friday and Saturday at 11pm in the Doubletree Hotel in Video Room #4 (The New York Room), same place as last year. Maybe with free Pocky too, just like last year.

Don’t forget, we’ll be putting up the episodes here on the website within a few hours of taping, and the feeds will hopefully be updated by morning.

And remember, I’ll be looking for the first guy who listens to Courteney’s third and final piece of convention survival advice. Forgot what it is? Listen to the final insults of episode 19 right here (at about the 59 min mark). There might be a prize.

Also we are doing other stuff that might be of interest as the convention approaches.

– Host Mike Nicolas will be doing a podcasting panel along with Enrico Bianco, and Ron Mandziak (aka DJ City) from The Japan Xperience. We’ll give our tips on podcasting along with stories from our experiences. That’ll be on Friday at 9pm in Panel 3 (The Hamilton Room).

– Following up from our friend and TATANS co-host Brent Chittenden’s appearance on Bite TV, our own Adam Grant will be on it LIVE, on Thursday night at 9pm in the run up to the convention. Check out his appearance on The Surf with The Conventioneers. I know I’ll have my DVR set for this. If your have Rogers Cable its channel 322, or you can check out www.bite.ca for more info. Expect another mention of this tomorrow.

– And while we’re at it Megan will be helping out at the gaming area, while James will be helping out the all night track. Gotta give props to every member right?

Oh and one final thing. We are looking for e-mails on the fly, so if you have something for the panel as the tapings are happening, please e-mail Mike’s iPhone at roundtable@thecomicden.com. If your question is interesting, we’ll put it on the air. And we really hope to make a segment out of it.

See ya at AN!!

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So with Anime North about 10 days away, the gang talks about what we’ll be doing there…at the end. But before that, thoughts on the flu (which has now hit the Roundtable), Star Trek, the anime bubble, the vultures around CPM, and Sakura Wars sort of making it to North America. This time sort of in order.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Adam Grant, Megan Swaine (2:14:24)


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