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Fanime 2009: Dark Horse Panel

And you thought Fanime was over. HA!

Oh man, between videos being too big and server errors, this thing took FOREVER!

Anyway, I was a few minutes late to the Dark Horse panel at Fanime Con on Sunday (damn you, downtown San Jose parking on a holiday weekend!), but other than that I shot the entire thing. It was a really entertaining panel; host Carl Horn has been working as a manga editor for a long time and he knows his stuff. He's also very happy to talk a lot about the process, his favorite series, and whatever else he feels like-- his panels are always a good time. He doesn't even have to give stuff away to make it fun, unlike yours truly (though he sometimes does anyway).

But I was left with 49 minutes of footage of him talking, and I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. I couldn't just clip it into the “funny” bits, because pretty much all the funny stuff requires the context around it, so I'd probably wind up with like, 40 minutes left anyway.

Then I thought, you know, a lot of readers tell me that they really enjoy getting to feel like they're really at a con, at least when it comes to hall-trolling, exhibit halls, artist's alleys, etc. So I thought, why not see if they might not enjoy getting to sit through an entire panel?

So, don't say that I don't love you guys enough: you get it all, Carl Horn and Dark Horse uncut and uncensored. I even broke it up into seven parts for the sake of your bandwidth and buffering. Highlights are listed below each video. Enjoy!

  
PART 1
00:00 I got into the panel late; Carl is explaining how live people are scarier than dead people in Kurogane Corpse Delivery Service.
00:35 DANNN DANNN DA-NANN!
04:14 What's in Carl Horn's wallet? Also, I now know the neighborhood he lives in. Mwahaha.

  
PART II
00:00 The Raising Shinji Ikari Project
02:45 How to get your art in one of Dark Horse's Eva releases
04:20 Dark Horse enters a new world of brutality, that no fan could prepare for, no matter how much f!@#ed up s@$# s/he reads.

  
PART III
00:25 The difference between Koreans and Japanese. Not really.
02:31 Want to see what the new Clover omnibus book looks like...before it's been printed?
03:57 I guess this got passed out earlier.

  
PART IV
00:00 Mangettes. MANGETTES!
01:00 Takahashi's new manga was made for Shogakukan. CLAMP's Mangettes were made for Dark Horse.
03:01 Are you bossing CLAMP around, Carl?
05:07 Bleeds. BLEEEEEEEEDS!

  
Part V
00:13 What ever happened to Shadow Star?
01:28 Did YOU know that Vertical flips much of its manga? I personally am not bothered by it.
01:57 In case you were getting the mistaken impression that I'm good with a camera. Hi Deb!
02:40 Being a Responsible Editor means saying no to series you love that wouldn't sell.
05:00 DC and Marvel could make money without ever putting out another comic book. True story.
07:10 Do you guys know about Afghani-tan?

  
PART VI
00:00 But wait! There's more! We just can't tell you yet!
00:35 I fully expect a couple of you guys to try to lip-read this stuff.
02:25 If your sister pimps your manga, it will get licensed. I think that's the moral of the story.
04:29 Checking in with Yoshitaka Amano's Shinjuku project.
07:12 Um, you know that stuff I handed out for you to see? I need it back...

Whew, the end! Damn, that's a lot. I hope you guys enjoy it! Now, that said, I have to ask...what DO YOU think he mouthed in that last video around 00:35?
Zeouterlimitson May 27, 2009 at 1:45 p.m.
Cool panel, neat.
     The Ikari Shinji Raising project is already out here in Europe, or am I thinking of the wrong thing (it sounded exactly what I've read, but it was called *checks his boxes of manga* Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days. Quite good, but can't say I was a fan of the art style.

Edit: After some investigation, Angelic Days is from Girlfriend of Steel 2. Very similar concept actually.
bluedragoonon May 27, 2009 at 2:33 p.m.
Part V is not loading.
giaon May 27, 2009 at 3:18 p.m.
@bluedragoon: Should work now :) though it's mislabeled @_o

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