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That's cool and all, but honestly, if he has a panel, that'd be the only thing I'd be interested in seeing there. Aside from that, maybe getting an autograph would be cool on a poster, but meh. I already have a couple.

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Anyone know when the times and dates for his autograph sessions will be posted? 

The site has not posted anything about when his panel is or what time/dates he will be doing autographs. :C

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FYI, autographs are difficult at Anime Expo.  You have to line up really early in the morning on the day of the signing to get autograph tickets.  Last time he was here, I lined up at 5am for tickets to be dispersed at 9am and I was able to get a ticket but I think it's even harder nowadays.

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16 hours ago, Justin said:

FYI, autographs are difficult at Anime Expo.  You have to line up really early in the morning on the day of the signing to get autograph tickets.  Last time he was here, I lined up at 5am for tickets to be dispersed at 9am and I was able to get a ticket but I think it's even harder nowadays.

Yes,  very much so.    I was one of the last people to get a ticket last time he was here in 2016.       Hopefully they do better then last year on Autograph line management.   There were people who lined up days prior to the con for certain guests.    AX never let that happen in all the years prior,  except for last year.      If you really want an autograph 2 or 3 AM for some guests. 

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So wait, you guys had to wait in line for a ticket for an autograph. Then ANOTHER line to get the autograph? 

Why can't we just buy the ticket online? 

And how much do these tickets usually go for? 

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20 hours ago, Dinosaur said:

So wait, you guys had to wait in line for a ticket for an autograph. Then ANOTHER line to get the autograph? 

Why can't we just buy the ticket online? 

And how much do these tickets usually go for? 

Tickets are free.   They have a set number of regular,  then standby tickets.    In my 10 years of AX Standby tickets are utterly useless.     Kawamori did offer to sign things for $$ after the main line went through.   I think it was $50,

 

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Seeing Shoji Kawamori at Anime Expo gonna be a huge treat for those who can go! Hope for some new Macross related announcements at AX or Otakon 2024.

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2 hours ago, Jasonc said:

I don't think he really has much of a part in the new series, as it's a different company doing it. If anything, he may just be mecha designer.

Ya. He's obviously promoting himself as way more than Macross. Has been for some time. 

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6 hours ago, Jasonc said:

I don't think he really has much of a part in the new series, as it's a different company doing it. If anything, he may just be mecha designer.

That's a shame if true. I mean, are you guys comfortable with him taking a back-seat role to the franchise that made him an icon? Do you trust the new studio in charge of the new series? I sure hope they know what they're doing and don't mess it up.

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On 7/11/2024 at 10:55 PM, isamu said:

That's a shame if true. I mean, are you guys comfortable with him taking a back-seat role to the franchise that made him an icon? Do you trust the new studio in charge of the new series? I sure hope they know what they're doing and don't mess it up.

Honestly? No, not really. I mean, Sunrise does know what they're doing, and I don't doubt that they can make a great series. My only concern, and maybe I'm a minority here, is that they may take too much of the love story and music out of it. Yeah, I know many criticize it, and to some degree, I can agree with it, but it is what made it different than any other mecha show. If Sunrise can find a way to dial it back a little, and create a balance that say, Frontier had (give or take a little), I think it'll be a good thing.

For all we know, Kawamorisan may also be advising as the series comes with a lot of lore, so I can easily see him doing a lot of that. A new series may be great and may have the right formula for attracting new and older fans, but if the story is not connecting to the timeline and all the preceding series in lore, it can throw a giant wrench in that.

I know this is not that conversation here though. It is strange that he went to AX, and while I'm sure getting autographs from him was great, I haven't heard much except for that scooter thing.

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