Sunday, July 06, 2008
On July 6th, 1998, serial experiments lain debuted on Japanese television. Ten years later, the show's legacy endures and it continues to inspire new audiences who discover it. I haven't done a whole lot online to celebrate Lain's 10th birthday, but perhaps I'll do some more lain-related panels at conventions this coming year.
On a related note, I just got back from Anime Expo this weekend, where I had the opportunity (once again) to be on the Anime and Manga in Academia panel, along with Mikhail Koulikov of the Anime/Manga Web Essays Archive and Danielle Leigh, who writes about manga on the Comics Should Be Good! blog on comicbookresources.com (a site that I like a lot, by the way).
I also met up with my friend and fellow lain fan Ray (of Distortion Gallery fame) who I haven't seen in about 2 years. My wife Carol and I had a really nice time hanging out with Ray and his lovely wife Marie.
I also ran into some other friends at the con, which is always nice. I spent a lot of time in the dealers' room this year, but didn't buy very much. I'm saving up for San Diego Comic-Con, which I'm really looking forward to.
Posted by Lawrence Eng at 8:10 PM