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Highlights in Fandom History – September

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – September

Today, I will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history during the month of September for the following fandoms:

Technology:

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Picture from Wired.com

September 2, 1969: The First ATM Machine opens for business. Where would any of us who attend cons be without the good old ATM machine, huh?

Television:

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September 13, 1990: Law & Order premieres. My Mom was a big fan of this series!

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September 26, 1969: The Brady Bunch premieres

Movies:

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September 9, 1939: A surprise preview of the movie adaptation of the novel Gone With The Wind is shown in Hollywood, CA.

Literature:

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September 30, 1868: The First Volume of Little Women is published.

Disney:

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September 18, 1928: Walt Disney’s patent application for Mickey Mouse is granted.

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September 19, 1989: The Library of Congress selects the animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to be placed on The National Film Registry.

Anime:

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September 20, 2002: The Oscar Winning Anime film, Spirited Away, by Miyazaki is released in the U.S.

The Many Iterations of Sailor Moon in North America

The Many Iterations of Sailor Moon In North America

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Today, I found out that the newest Sailor Moon anime will start streaming worldwide, sometime during the 2013/2014 Winter Broadcast season! I am hoping that this will include an official North American version with either an English Dub or at the very least a professional English Subtitle track!

I am a huge fan of Sailor Moon in ALL iterations that I have encountered. Today, I am going to share with you all the different officially released North American Sailor Moon iterations that I have encountered, collected, re-watched or listened to over the years…

Sailor Moon Books

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Manga, Unflipped version, currently published by Kodansha Comics

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Sailor Moon Comic/Manga, Flipped version, originally published by TokyoPop

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Sailor Moon the Novel paperback, originally published by TokyoPop

Sailor Moon Videos

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Sailor Moon Animated TV Series, edited dubbed version, originally produced by D.I.C and released on video by ADV

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Sailor Moon Anime Series: Seasons 1 & 2, unedited subtitled only version, originally produced and released on video by ADV

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Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon Super S Animated TV series, slightly edited Dual Language version, originally produced and released on video by Pioneer/Geneon

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Sailor Moon Animated Movies R, S & Super S, slightly edited Dual Language version, originally produced and published on video by Pioneer/Geneon

Sailor Moon Soundtracks

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Sailor Moon: Songs From The Hit TV Series Soundtrack, originally produced and released by Rhino

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Sailor Moon and The Scouts: Lunarock Soundtrack, originally produced and released by Kid Rhino

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Sailor Moon: Full Moon Collection Soundtrack, originally produced and published by Koch Records

Sailor Moon Collectibles & Toys

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Sailor Moon Chroma Cel, originally produced and released by AniMag

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Sailor Moon Adventure Dolls, originally produced and released by Irwin Toys

Highlights in Fandom History – Mid to End of June

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – Mid to End of June

Today, I will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history from Mid to the End of June (between June 15th and June 30th) for the following fandoms:

Technology:

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On June 29, 2007: Apple, iPhone first is released!

Literature:

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On June 30, 1936: Gone With The Wind is first published!

Batman:

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On June 23, 1989: The first of the Tim Burton Batman movies is released.

Disney:

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On June 27, 1997: Hercules is released in the US and Canada.

Anime:

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On June 17, 2005: Disney releases Miyazaki’s anime movie Howl’s Moving Castle in US theaters for the first time.

Highlights in Fandom History – Beginning of June

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – Beginning of June

Today, I will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history during the beginning of June (between June 1st and June 15th) for the following fandoms:

Technology:

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On June 4, 1977: Apple II, the 1st personal computer, goes on sale

Television:

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On June 1, 1980: CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut.

Movies:

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On June 11, 1982: ET The Extra Terrestrial, directed by Steven Spielberg, is released at the Cannes Film Festival.

Star Trek:

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On June 4, 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is released in the U.S. and is credited with reviving interest in the franchise.

Indiana Jones:

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On June 12, 1981: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg, with story idea by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, premieres.

Disney:

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On June 15, 1994: Lion King premiered in limited release.

Highlights in Fandom History – Mid to End of May

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – Mid to End of May

Today, I will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history during the middle of May to the end of May (between May 15th and May 31st) for the following fandoms:

Television

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On May 26, 2012: Toonami is revived on Adult Swim as a Saturday night action block, which includes several anime programs.

Manga

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On May 21, 2010: Viz Media launched an online English version of Ikki magazine.

Comics

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On May 16, 1939: Batman debuts in Detective Comics Vol 1 #27.

Disney

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May 15, 1987: Disneyland park introduces Disney Dollars currency

I have a couple of these in my collection!

Star Wars

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The two weeks at the end of May are important for Star Wars History. All, but one of the Star Wars theatrical releases, debuted between May 16 & May 25. Below are the debuts of each of the Star Wars films, that have been released so far (I Hope Disney continues this tradition!):

The Original Trilogy

  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – May 25, 1977
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – May 21, 1980
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – May 25, 1983
  • The Prequel Trilogy

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – May 19, 1999
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones – May 16, 2002
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – May 19, 2005
  • Today, May 25, 2013 marks the 36th Anniversary of the original release of Star Wars and also marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of Return of the Jedi!

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    Highlights in Fandom History – Beginning of May

    Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – Beginning of May

    Today, I am starting a new blog topic that will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history. The plan is to post select historical events that took place within a two-week time period. Below are select historical events that took place sometime in the beginning of May (between May 1st and May 15th) for the following fandoms:

    Anime

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    On May 14, 2005: Samurai Champloo premiered on the Adult Swim anime block.

    Books

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    On May 3, 1937: Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind.

    Comics

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    On May 10th, 1962: The Incredible Hulk #1 published by Marvel Comics and written by the legendary Stan Lee was available on news stands for purchase.

    Disney

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    On May 8, 2011: World premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Disneyland Park in California.

    Films

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    On May 1, 1941: Citizen Kane directed by film star Orson Welles, considered by many to be the GREATEST AMERICAN MOVIE OF ALL TIME, premiered in New York.

    Music

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    On May 4, 1959: First Grammy Awards Ceremony was held in both Los Angeles and New York to recognize and honor musical accomplishments.

    #AtoZChallenge Movies That I Love

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    A-Z Blog Challenge Topic: Movies That I Love

    Today, I thought I would share with you the movies that I love and can re-watch over and over again. In order to narrow down my list to just 10 movies, I am not including any that are part of larger franchises, such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings/Hobbit, Hunger Games, etc. Therefore, here is my list of 10 movies that I love and can re-watch at any time (in order that they were released):

    The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

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    Pride and Prejudice (1940)

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    Casablanca (1942)

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    The Big Sleep (1946)

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    North by Northwest (1959)

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    Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

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    Beauty and The Beast (1991)

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    The American President (1995)

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    Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

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    Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

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