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Highlights in Fandom History – October

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – October

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

Technology:

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October 18, 1985: Nintendo NES first released in New York and select North American markets.

Literature:

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October 31, 1892: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the first collection of stories by Arthur Conan Doyle was published.

Pokémon:

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October 28, 1997: First volume of the manga Electric Tale of Pikachu was published in Japan.

Disney:

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October 30, 2012: Disney announces that it will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd

Star Wars:

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October 30, 2012: Disney and Lucasfilm announce

…new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

Highlights in Fandom History – August

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – August

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

Technology:

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On August 22, 1888: The “adding machine“, the precursor to the modern calculator, was patented by William Burroughs.

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On August 24, 1995: Microsoft Windows 95 was released.

Movies and Animated Features:

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On August 1, 1973: “American Graffiti” directed by George Lucas opened in theaters.

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On August 15, 1939: Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood. Check out the video the Origins of Oz from the Smithsonian Channel.

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On August 9, 1930: Betty Boop is introduced in the animated short, Dizzy Dishes. For more information check out this LA Times Article!

Disney:

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On August 13, 1945: The animated feature film, Bambi, opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Star Wars:

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On August 15, 2008: The CGI animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuted as a full length feature film and introduced Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, Ahsoka Tano.

Highlights in Fandom History – July

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – July

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

Technology:

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July 1, 1979: Sony Walkman is first introduced in Japan

Literature:

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On July 21, 2007: The final book in the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released (and I was one of those throughout the world who bought it right at midnight)!

Disney:

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On July 17, 1944: Disneyland Opens.

Star Wars:

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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.

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