View Full Version : Nan Desu Kan 2006 - Denver, CO - October 6-8
07-12-2006, 01:29 PM
Has anyone here been to NDK before? If so, can you tell me what it is like? Do they have guests there? Representatives from anime companies? Stuff to sell?
EDIT: subject changed for clarity
07-12-2006, 02:18 PM
Did you look through their site (http://www.ndkdenver.org/main/) which michaelwb linked to yet? Okay I'll make it easy:
Dealer Room (http://www.ndkdenver.org/main/dealersnartists/)
For those guests, Burgess, Dobson, Scott-Frazier (who lives in the area) and Smith have been regular or semi-regular guests. Before the boom of cons just about everywhere, Crispin Freeman and Coastal/Phoenix dub director Scott Houle were regulars. DLW and ADV actors have often shown up as well. I'm sure there will be more guest announcements as the summer wears on.
10-06-2006, 01:16 AM
Anyone else going to this? I can't wait, my first anime convention.
I just wish the site had a complete list of the events going on at what times and stuff. Does anyone know if the VAs charge for autographs, and if they are all there for all 3 days?
10-06-2006, 11:25 PM
I got to meet Madhouse today!!! They are so cool. I told them Death Note was fantastic and they all looked at me and asked, "You saw it already?"
In the Dealer's Room I bought seven boxes of Onimusha 3 Gashapons (that is all they had) ended up with 2 of the fairy girl, and everyone BUT Samanoske and Michelle. I did end up with the chase figure, but I would have rathered had those 2 instead of it. Oh well. Now I just gotta find them somewhere so I can have the whole set. Also bought gashapons of the 5 Sailor Soldiers from the live action series, so they look more like their actresses, and they are really cool. It is too bad there is no Tuxedo Mask, Beryl and the four generals though. Lastly, I picked up the OST to Castlevania Curse of Darkness. My girlfriend got a photo of Mana and a Lucifer CD some a guy who has all kinds of Japnaese CDs and Music DVDs of various bands such as Moi Dix Mois, Malice Mizer, TM Revolution, Gackt, etc.
Had a lot of fun, and there are lots of great cosplay costumes around. However, I am a little sick of seeing Narutards. There was a kick ass Nico Robin costume though.
Tomorrow I'm going to try to get autographs with Shaun Shimmel (Goku), Michael Dobson (Starscream in new series), and anyone else I can get something from (like the Madhouse guys).
10-07-2006, 10:32 PM
Day #2 was just down right fun. I got my Starscream cel that came with TF Season 1 signed by Michael Dobson, along with some Madhouse autographs and a picture of me and Sato Yuko together, the narrator from DBZ's autograph, and a bunch more figures (Devil May Cry, Mai-Hime (which were all the same figure /images/graemlins/sad.gif ), Godzilla). We also met Lance from Funimation and got a free copy of Negima Vol 1 and Kodocha Vol 9, who was just down right awesome. Tomorrow I'm going to bring in my Cybertron Supreme Starscream for Michael Dobson to sign, and when I told him that, he can't wait to do so. My girlfriend got some One Piece Gashapons, along with a Luffy in swimming trunks figure, and some other great stuff. We also got to see the first two episodes to Desert Punk, which was just down right hilarious.
Lastly, I got a bunch of pictures of Cosplayers with great costumes. Got Novem from Gilgamesh, Mad Hatter from Angel Sanctuary, and a bunch of zombies and Pyramid Heads, plus a picture of a guy dressed up as MegaMan X and the Death Note gang.
Tommorow is the final day, and I am truly going to miss it.
10-08-2006, 10:16 PM
Third and final day was just as fun. First I got another autograph by Michael Dobson (this time he signed my Supreme Starscream's leg), then in the dealer's room I purchased a huge Ninja Gaiden action figure statue, a FFVIIAC Sephiroth figure, some more Mai-Hime and Godzilla trading figures, and a DMC3 Dante figure from someone called Revoltech. From there we went to see the Anime Symphony Orchestra (got there late because my badge fell apart in the dealer's room, so I had to get a replacement), and they did a great rendition of .hack's Obsession and GW's Just Communication, but the rest were of nothing I care for. They played music from Zelda, Change the World from Inuyasha, and a few of my least favorite Rurouni Kenshin openings and endings. To top it off, they ended the show with the Kingdom Hearts theme, so I walked out as I can't stand that theme. Of course, I mostly walked out because it was getting close to autograph sessions with Goku's VA. I told him I tried not to be redundant with Goku, but I couldn't find a good picture of Gaston from Berserk, and then he broke out into doing the outtakes from various episodes of Berserk.
After that, we went to this Writer's Tools where we talked about books and ways of how to get a story published. Then Kyle Hebbert (I think that is how it is spelled, but he is the narrator for DBZ) did a Dubbing 101 class and talked about what it is like to dub a series and then had people try to match up their lines to specific scenes. Oh, and he said that Mary Elizabeth Glynn, who is the voice director of Naruto, has seen every episode of the show and during every recording session complains about how they have had nothing but months of filler. Then there was a little game called "You don't know jack about anime," which we both got to participate in, and that was fun. Sadly, time ended the game early as the staff had to start the closing ceremony.
The closing ceremony was mostly the staff auction off items, such as various things drawn and signed by the Madhouse staff (one guy bid $2000 on a signed drawing of Aya from Tenjou Tenge, $400 on signed copies of FMA Vols 1-5, $150 on a signed copy of FMA movie, and $2800 on a banner from one of the comic artists that was signed by all of the guests and Madhouse gang) amoung other things.
I'm going to find out what I need to get my pics from my phone onto the computer so I can put them online for everyone to see.
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