JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

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JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby WasabiGuy » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:02 am

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JACON (http://www.jacon.org - May 22-24, 2009 in Orlando, FL) has announced their Guest of Honor: Stan Bush! (http://www.stanbush.com) For those of you who don't recognize the name, Stan is the singer/songwriter responsible for the songs "Dare" and "The Touch" from the 1986 animated classic Transformers: The Movie. Sailor Moon fans will also recognize his song "She's Got the Power" from the American dub of the series!

Other JACON 2009 Guests that have been announced:
-Brett Weaver, http://www.big-big-truck.com
-Doug Smith, http://www.dougsmithart.com
-George Lowe, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0522944/
-Gregg Berger, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0074185/
-Lynn Flewelling, http://www.sff.net/people/Lynn.Flewelling/
-Richard Epcar, http://www.richardepcar.com
-Richard Horvitz, http://www.richardhorvitz.com
-Rob Granito, http://www.robgranito.com

Other LINKS:
Stan Bush's "Dare", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAESo2uv-po
Stan Bush's "The Touch", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COYRxf13tIg
Stan Bush's "She's Got the Power", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjqnUtP7hBk
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby meleechampion » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:42 am

jacon.org wrote:JACON
The 10th and Final Year


What the FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU--

No seriously guys, you missed April Fools Day by a good fourthree months.

Someone who knows something explain please? JACON has always been my favorite convention.
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby WasabiGuy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:33 am

meleechampion wrote:
jacon.org wrote:JACON
The 10th and Final Year


What the FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU--

No seriously guys, you missed April Fools Day by a good fourthree months.

Someone who knows something explain please? JACON has always been my favorite convention.


Nope - it's 100% true. They'd rather end JACON on a high not then see if go to crap like so many other Florida conventions.
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby meleechampion » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:36 pm

"So many" FL conventions have gone to crap? I find that very hard to believe. Then again I've only been around this scene for 4-5 years or so.

Everything I went to in Florida last year was an amazing convention. (with the exception of Janicon, which was a damn shame)

That would include the most crowded JACON I've ever been to (I blame the venue). A very fun and unique AFO, crowd participation ftw. Another "why was this so much fun? oh yeah, smash bros" Megacon weekend... and best of all (maybe) was a little first year convention called EXPcon in Ft Lauderdale.
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby WasabiGuy » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:58 pm

meleechampion wrote:"So many" FL conventions have gone to crap? I find that very hard to believe. Then again I've only been around this scene for 4-5 years or so.

Everything I went to in Florida last year was an amazing convention. (with the exception of Janicon, which was a damn shame)

That would include the most crowded JACON I've ever been to (I blame the venue). A very fun and unique AFO, crowd participation ftw. Another "why was this so much fun? oh yeah, smash bros" Megacon weekend... and best of all (maybe) was a little first year convention called EXPcon in Ft Lauderdale.


In the past ten years there are many conventions that have come and gone. Some disappear for a year - and some just fall off of existence. Some have even come back. Some examples:

Anime Express (skips a year every once and a while and has gotten smaller)
HoukoCon (happened once? Twice?)
FITCon (disappeared for YEARS and just came back last year)
O-saurocon (sorry... I'm doing these off the top of my head and am probably spelling that wrong. Announced and never happened.)
Chibi-Pa (hit or miss convention that blames attendees publicly on their website when no one attends the event)

And of course: JaniCon.

Those are just the ones I can recall off the top of my head.

For every great, legitimate, hard-working convention you see - there are that many more that have failed or died.

Florida breeds conventions. LOL

Also note: EXPCon is in St. Augustine - not Lauderdale. SuperCon is in Lauderdale.

(See! So many conventions! LOL)
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby meleechampion » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:24 pm

Oh yeah! I get those two locations mixed up. I don't even know my own state! (born and raised)

Haha, oh Anime Express. Anime Express was technically my first convention, but I'll always remember Jacon being my first GOOD convention. You didn't mention Metrocon... which I'll try attending after you guys disappear.

I guess I'm just sad to see a good thing go. Kinda how it's TRAGEDY when a young person dies in a horrible accident, but when an old person dies (even in similar circumstances) it's "Well... they were 84 years old... it was almost their time to go anyway". I'm unaware of the statistics or how well "Florida's Most Successful Anime Convention" has done over the past couple years, but every single time I've been, the convention has been great. Always crowded, always lots of fun. If you guys were on your way out (financially... and who isn't these days) then alright... it just seemed so sudden.
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby Verses » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:59 am

Bubai Jacon, I lost my convirginity to you... bish.


I'll be sure to visit this year, better make it epic!

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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby Hiro The Dragon King » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:13 pm

Hopefully the AMV turnout is much better this year. It was justt shameful last year.
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby UForgotten » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:48 am

Well, I for one will be submitting an AMV. It will be my first one, but at least it's something. :)
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby meleechampion » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:41 am

I'm submitting one* even if I have** to skip back to Daytona Beach for a couple hours to attend a graduation. :cry:

*(attempting two zomfglolwtfiknoright?)
**(maybe, there is no TIME scheduled for the contest yet)
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby meleechampion » Thu May 21, 2009 8:57 pm

Did anyone here submit an AMV to JACON's contest?

I was wondering if you received any kind of conformation... or if my failure to follow up with an AMV coordinator, for the second time this year, is going to leave me sitting in the audience, a totally unaware non-participant...
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby UForgotten » Thu May 21, 2009 9:29 pm

Like I said in my PM, I never got confirmation after asking via email either.

But your org profile says you did get a mention last year, and the year before... so perhaps this is just part of the experience.
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby meleechampion » Fri May 22, 2009 1:26 am

Well, it's just that it's the FINAL JACON.... I'd hate to have missed entering the FINAL JACON CONTEST.

...it was my first convention, and has remained my favorite...


My video's not even all that great. It doesn't exemplify any specific genre, so it's not really COMPETING. It's always been about getting to see/hear/feel the crowd response... that's the best part of making and showing an AMV.
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby Unlimited Rice » Fri May 22, 2009 2:39 pm

I have no money to go. Womp womp.
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Re: JACON 2009 has "The Touch!"

Postby UForgotten » Fri May 22, 2009 9:52 pm

I made it in time for opening ceremonies.
According to the Saturday schedule obtained onsite, they are showing AMVs starting at 9 AM and the Contest showing is from 12-1:30.

I am also looking forward to the crowd reactions. Judging from the AnimeMusical Idol turnout, its a good crowd.
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