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My life in the bush of fandom

Gacked from revolutionaryjo.

Current Fandoms: Anime, science fiction, apahacking, wargaming, and horror. I'm most active in anime and science fiction fandom, what with being on staff, or volunteering at most of the Twin Cities SF and anime conventions as well as Anime Iowa; I also contribute to the alt.fan.utena newsgroup on USENET and have published fanfic at both rec.arts.anime.creative and the Fan Fiction Flightdeck.
I'm still involved in StippleAPA, the sole surviving Twin Cities APA, and was for a time contributing to MinneAPA and APA-L.

First Fandom Ever: Science fiction, at the very beginning of my sophomore year of high school. The 1974 Worldcon started a nine-year run of frenetic convention attendance that was slowed by my Army service and eventually interrupted by the arrival of the children who would become jamestrainor & phoenixalpha... who have since been introduced to fandom themselves.

Most Recent Fandoms: The five listed above, plus Space: Above and Beyond. This has largely died out for me, since it's become obvious that Fox is never going to release the series on DVD or do anything else with the property. Bastards.

Five Fandoms that mean a lot to me: The five listed above. WRT gaming, I like RPGs, but I'm not really involved in the fandom surrounding it (does subscribing to the Traveller mailing list count?) and I don't even do wargames too much any more...I'm afraid SPI did indeed die for my sins, and took GDW with it.

Tag five people: No thanks. I'm giving that up for Ordinary Time, since Lent is long over.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 31st, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
Never say never on TV dvd releases. There's a lot of stuff being dumped on the market right now. According to Matt Greenfield he figures that the studios think that once HD-TV becomes the norm, it'l be harder to sell older shows because the image quality will be lower.
May. 31st, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
I hope he's right, but in the case of S:AAB you have to wonder, since Fox has released stuff like Harsh Realm on DVD that didn't have the episodes or the fan demand. *shrug* Go figure.
Jun. 1st, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
Watching Firefly slightly renewed my interest in SF. As did tonight's assignment in history, which was defining each term in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Star the Fire". I just remembered that I have yet to read Stranger in a Strange Land...

Oh, and I placed a Towel Day commerative article in the school paper.

I should be returning to Stipple Apa next issue. I actually had one planned for the last one, but didn't have the time to deliver it.
Jun. 1st, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
What's interesting is that revolutionaryjo's original post actually dealt with various sects of anime & media fandom...except for apahacking, Utena and S:AAB I never got that excited by any of the various media fandoms like Trek or B5. I watched the shows, but that was about the limit of my interest. Apahacking, though...my interest in that goes way back to my first SF convention. I just didn't get the chance to get involved in it until the late 1980s.
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