Friday, February 25, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Saturday, March 5th!

Finally, the day is coming quick! It's on order and on its way into my hands to show to you, anime fans! Saturday, March 5th will be the Propeller Anime Club meeting where we will show FLCL... Fooly Cooly!

That's right! Gainax's work that shaped the state of anime fandom a decade ago is back on BluRay and still kickin' ass! Rickenbacker 4001 will be swung with little regard for life itself!

The fun and excitement begins on Saturday, March 5th at 1:15PM in FS3F-111 in Building 3F at Full Sail University. We'll start off with our regular series - which includes finishing of Black Lagoon - and then head into the first half of Fooly Cooly!

If you found out about us from our Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy, feel free to come in whenever you can!

Planned Schedule
1:15PM - Introduction and News
1:30PM - Cromartie High School 18 - 22
2:30PM - Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team 9 & 10
3:25PM - Intermission
3:50PM - Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage 11 & 12 (END)
4:50PM - FLCL 1 - 3

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Recap of today's meeting, 2/20/11 edition!

IT'S PAC BAYBEE! GET YOUR SCOOPS! I think a certain fighting game that stars superheroes and Mike Haggar somehow prevented people from coming to the meeting. That and people having to make movies.

Unfortunately, we were not able to show 5 Centimeters Per Second today due to an audio problem and instead showed an additional two episodes of Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, perhaps one of the most popular anime series we have ever shown in club.

It looks like gangster stories are of interest in club since we compared today's episodes to the beginning of Gungrave. That was generally liked and then they brought in zombie-like creatures and other weird stuff...

Anyways, here is the news you need to know!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Quick Guide to MegaCon 2011!

If you have been following us for the past week then you know that MegaCon is certainly a big deal for the Propeller Anime Club! It's Florida's largest convention dealing with comic books, sci-fi, anime, and gaming. The event will take place March 25th-27th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Our club has teamed up with Anime Sushi again and we have brought Anime Spot aboard to help us this year to create a schedule for the Anime Events Track at MegaCon that might be the best yet!

Propeller Anime Club is excited to present many exciting events that show off our passion for anime and our unique ability to get lots of anime fans involved. Our big events include Anime Debate Tournament, Super Anime Trivia, Quickdraw! Contest, and the Ninja Olympics!

We are also hosting a lot cool discussion panels on some of our favorite anime and videogame series' that we hope you will like! The full listing of our events can be found here.

For those who are new to MegaCon or would like to increase their fun from last year, we have a list of tips to help you "survive" the giant convention this year.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quickdraw! Contest @ MegaCon 2011!

Are you an artist who wants to test their skills against others, or do you just want to have a fun time drawing with other artists? The Quickdraw! Contest breaks artists up in groups of novice and advance and has them compete in three different 20 minute drawing sessions for prizes! Fun and creativity are highly encouraged!

This is one of the many events Propeller Anime Club will be hosting at MegaCon 2011. This contest will be from 2PM to 4PM on Sunday, March 27th in W224D at the Orange County Convention Center!

The Quickdraw! Contest is a favorite of ours to host. We get to see a lot of cool stuff and everyone is having a pretty fun time!

This year, we hope to see many talented artists, both established and aspiring, in our drawing sessions. We'll supply pencils, erasers, and paper if you do not have any. We'll scan the top entries and post them online for everyone to see! You can check out the winners of last year's contest here.

Ninja Olympics @ MegaCon 2011!

Do you and your buddies want to become supreme ninja masters? Of course you do! The first step in your path of the ninja is to compete in the Ninja Olympics and tests your abilities in events of stealth, cunning, strength, and endurance against other ninja teams! Can your team of three ninjas bring the golden shuriken home?

This is one of the many events Propeller Anime Club will be hosting at MegaCon 2011. This epic event will be from 4PM to 5PM on Sunday, March 27th in W224 F, G, & H at the Orange County Convention Center!

Sign-ups will be at the Propeller Anime Club table outside of W224B from 11AM to 3:30PM on Sunday, March 27th. Teams will be composed of three (3) aspiring ninja warriors and the competition will be capped at twelve (12) teams.

Below is everything else you need to know about this year's Ninja Olympics!

Anime Debate Tournament @ MegaCon 2011!

Eight teams fiercely compete in a debate tournament on topics relating to Japanese anime and manga and their fandoms. If you love to argue, this is your chance to show off your skills for prizes including the ultimate geek reward: satisfaction in always being right!

This is one of the many events Propeller Anime Club will be hosting at MegaCon 2011. This will be a collaboration with our friends at Anime Spot! Event will be from 5PM to 7PM on Friday, March 25th in W224D at the Orange County Convention Center!

Sign-ups for the event will be the table Propeller Anime Club and Anime Spot will be sharing, outside of room W224B from 1pm - 4:30pm. Sign-ups are closed once eight (8) teams have entered.

All information you need to know about the event is below.

Super Anime Trivia @ MegaCon 2011!

You dare to call yourself an anime fan? Then prove it by crushing everyone in Super Anime Trivia! Three trivia sessions: new anime, old school anime, and name that tune! Fabulous prizes will be given to winners!

This is one of the many events Propeller Anime Club will be hosting at MegaCon 2011. This will be a collaboration with our friends at Anime Spot! Bone up on some anime(coming to meetings at either club helps!) and see us Friday, March 25th at 3PM in W224B of the Orange County Convention Center!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy on Thursday, March 3rd!

Anime fans and all other geeks in the Orlando rejoice! Propeller Anime Club and A Comic Shop have teamed up to bring a new anime event to their super cool hangout lounge known as The Geek Easy!

Every month, the Propeller Anime Club will have Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy, a haven for anime fans that will feature some combination of anime showings, interactive events, contests, and partying!

You see, we were thinking "why watch anime in a dark room by yourself when you can dress up and party with other fans and have even more fun?"

The first Anime Nite @ The Geek Easy will be a STEEL CAGE MATCH*  between two fan favorite anime starring sexy ladies that save the day by fighting monsters and other things that prey upon the weak!

In the blue corner, we have the lovely magical sailor scouts from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon! In the red corner, we have the sexy fallen angels of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt!

Two anime will enter and have a back and forth battle where you, the fans, decide the winner! We'll show several of the best episodes of each series and then destiny will run it's course!

This event is free and will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 8pm in The Geek Easy Lounge, located in A Comic Shop on 114 S. Semoran Blvd in Winter Park, FL. For those who want the full cultural experience, Gizmo Sushi is located two doors down from A Comic Shop!

RSVP on Facebook!

*There is no real steel cage. You will have to use your imagination the whole night.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Next Propeller Anime Club meeting on Sunday, February 20th!

Valentines Day will have passed by this time but that doesn't mean can't have a little bit of romance left over. Sunday, February 20th at 1PM in FS3F-111 of Building 3F at Full Sail University will be when and where our next meeting will take place.

Propeller Anime Club enters a genre it has stayed away from and experiences the most recent film of one of the past decade's most acclaimed directors: Makoto Shinkai.

Makoto Shinkai broke out in 2000 when he created, directed, wrote, and produced - BY HIMSELF - Voices of a Distant Star. Since then, he has been named a contender for Hayao Miyazaki's throne much like Mamoru Hosoda has.

Our feature will be 5 Centimeters Per Second. The movie looks beautiful and features a story of two close friends who are forced apart by their families and try their best to stay in touch through letters. But over time, their communication begins to cease and the rift between them grows wider.

The movie examines human relationships and the power of communication in great detail and it will be something that is certainly fresh and new for the club.

Planned Schedule

1:00PM Introduction and News
1:15PM Cromartie High School 13-17
2:15PM Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team 7 & 8
3:10PM - Intermission
3:35PM - Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage 7 & 8
4:30PM - 5 Centimeters Per Second
5:30PM - After Meeting Meeting

In Cromartie High School, we learn how to handle trolls on the internet and the Japan Boss Championships begins! Every school boss and punk will be there to battle for title of Japan's strongest!

In Mobile Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team, we get a new director(the old one died after episode 6 was finished) and Shiro reveals his love for Aina. (After he gets to see her naked in a hot spring, of course!) When the Earth Federation finds out about Shiro's relationship with her, they brand him a traitor and seek his court martial! Unless Shiro does something for them...

In Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, a new mission begins and Rock tags along with Hotel Moscow boss Balalaika to be translator in negotiations with a fallen yakuza group and decide to crush the other yakuza group that has been treating them poorly. At some point, this leads to Revy wanting to kill people and I know that's what you want to see!

See you all on the 20th! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Recap of the last meeting! 2/5/11 edition!

Last meeting was very sweet! Literally! We had brownies, candy, cupcakes, and caramel-filled cake. And punch too! Gotta have punch. We had a couple big things to celebrate!

For those who still don't know, we beat Anime Spot in dodgeball 3 games to 1 this past Saturday, thus making us the supreme anime club in Orlando! We did some casuals after and it started to rain. We also had a couple games to show off from the Global Game Jam that some of our club members worked on. They made some pretty rad stuff in 48 hours!

We'll have what video we have of the games up in the future, but right now you can download the games worked on by Steven C, Erik B, Dustin J, Jordan J, Kassandra L, and Michael D. (With the master plan.)

Good job guys! If anyone else has collaborative projects to show off, whether they are games, artwork, short films, or AMVs, let me know so I can schedule them in for meetings! 

We also talked a bit about MegaCon, taking place March 25th - 27th in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. I showed you guys a scary convention video filled with dumbasses but don't worry, MegaCon will still be rad. We have a ton of awesome events there too so please come out and support us! And tell your friends!

In the future, we'll highlight our major events at MegaCon and some of the other things in the Anime Events Track you should also check out!

Awesome stuff was seen and we are halfway through all of our series! In Cromartie High, we got to see the glory that is the MechzawaCycle and Takenouchi ended up in America when he conspired with luchadore criminals to hijack an airplane!

Aina of Zeon and Shira of the Earth Federation have reunited in fierce battle in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th M.S. Team! Will their love blossom? (Also, a manly headbutt was delivered in a Zeon prison cell. Hell yeah!)

Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage was pretty crazy! Revy, Eda, and the rest of Lagoon Company fought of many bounty hunters including a gothic lolita chainsaw freak, a rotund pyromaniac, the blade-wielding Shenhua("lovingly" called "Chinglish" by Revy), and a so-called wizard who likes grand entrances! And don't forget the cowboy from Florida! Yeah, those were a couple of awesome episodes.

Last but not least, we showed Robot Carnival. Oh man, what a treat that was. Nine animated robot-themed shorts from people that were already masters of Japanese animation or were on the path to becoming so.

It featured directors such as Katsuhiro Otomo(AKIRA), Hiroyuki Kitakubo(Golden Boy), Hiroyuki Kitazume(Zeta Gundam), and Hidetoshi Omori(Bubblegum Crisis), just to name a few. Everyone needs to watch this. Not every short will win you over, but the ones that do will blow you away.

That's it for now! We'll meet again on February 20th! See you then!