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Happy Halloween and heading out also an update [Oct. 31st, 2007|12:43 pm]
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fightdir
Hey everyone,
Leaving tomorrow for Nekocon, which starts the final push of my convention season. I've got Neckocon, then the following well I'll be at Tandokucon, the week after that Sugiocon, then I have a week off for Thanksgiving, and then have Animesupercon. So it's going to be a bit of traveling ontop of my work at the studio, but it's going to be great to get out there and get to see everyone, and I'm on my way over to the studio to pick up a couple of sneek peeks for the conventions.

Anway also wanted to let you all know that I've finally updated my website, more convention picks, a new link for Brittney Karbowski's website and another page to the Mock Combat for Cosplay gallery. So stop by my website
www.christopherayres-va.com
and check them out.

Have a Happy Halloween

Love and Laughter Always
-Chris-
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Join the Sippy Cups O Doom! <3 [Oct. 31st, 2007|04:52 am]
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silentalchemist
[Current Location |a red chair, a red squishy chair, a red soft squishy chair]
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Scrubs]


Visit the Offical Website! <3



Join the forums!



Join the Y!Group (to be counted an official member)!


>> Do it noooow! >3<

LOVE!

Jessica

(y'know who I am, X3)


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Finally here and an improtant message [Oct. 25th, 2007|04:22 pm]
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fightdir
Hey everyone, finally got my LJ working, not sure what was wrong with it but I'm now albe to log in again. YAY, Yet with as busy as I am at the studio and with conventions I probably won't be able to get on as much as I would like.

As I said I've got an important message for everyone. I don't know if you're all aware of the state of the industry, but right now the anime industry is in big trouble. We've already seen the collapse of one distribution company (Geneon) and there are likely to be more in the near future. Here's the thing, Illegal bit torrenting, downloading and P2P file sharing are destorying the industry.

Here's the cold hard facts, If the American companies fold it will be lights out for the anime industry in Japan, and then there will be no more anime. It's that simple. Right now the reason a majority of the shows in Japan are being able to be finished is because of the American companies picking up the Liscenses, if they fold shows will not only stop in mid stream, but will go away all together.

This is a crusade my brother has been on for 3 years now and has been met with anger, hatred and vitriol, but he keeps going because he doesn't want to see the industry vanish, and that's exactly what will happen.

Think about it, a few years ago when the parent company for Suncoast Video went bankrupt it was not long before several major anime studio's in Japan had to close. Could it be that the decrease in American Sales ment that the companies couldn't liscnese shows, and as a result the studio's had to close? Just makes sense my friends.

Anyway it's becoming a hot topic in the anime community. I personally think that fans helped create the anime industry and it will have to be fans that save it from themselves. If you want to know what you can do...
1. stop downloading and bit torrenting if you are.
2. let your friends who do this know how they're going to end up losing something they love, becuase of greed or whatever reason they have for doing it.
3. let your local conventions know that you don't want fan subs shown at the convention as it's hurting the industry, and will eventually cause it's collapse.

Other than that, We'll have to see if fans end up doing the right thing. Oh and for your friends who think the Japanese don't care about all of this. Take a look at the video of Nabashin on Greg's Bootlegging and Fansubbing panel from Onicon 07. It will help open your eyes. You can find it at
www.activeanime.com

Hope everyone is well and I'm glad to be back.

Love and Laughter Always
-Chris-
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New Year... New Update for the Website [Jan. 14th, 2007|11:42 pm]
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fightdir
Hello all,
As I said , here it is after Ohayocon, and I’m doing my update. Sorry I’ve been kind of out of pocket, but we’re having massive problems with our DSL connection, so it’s a real crap shoot as to when we can get on and when we can’t. Anyway Ohayocon was incredible. It was a rough travel day, especially for poor Brittney. The night before we left her car was broken into and her digital camera and her carry on luggage was stolen. So she had to go to Wal-Mart in the rain and replace her toiletries and get plastic to put over her window. In all of the scurrying around, the wrong things got put in the wrong bags, and dispite the fact that everything was still in it’s shrinkwrap, T.S.A. threw away about 50 or 60 dollars worth of Britt’s cosmetics. Then we discovered that Brittney was not flying out with us (as she had requested) but was flying out on an 8:00 flight. At the time we discovered this it was about 1:30. So she went off to another terminal to sit and wait. Her plane was delayed and so she got into Ohio around 1:45, and then found out that her luggage had been sent to Jacksonville Florida. She finally got her luggage around 8:00 the following evening. Aside from that it was a fun convention. The roast for Monica was hysterical, Greg and the 9 D.J.s rocked the building both nights, the mock combat for cosplay went very well, and I made a ton of new friends. Including my twin. The last night of the convention is met someone who was almost identical to me, well not in looks she’s shorter and cuter than I am, but as far as all of my quirks and habits that make people compare me to Mr. Monk, she was matching them quirk for quirk, so that was an amusing Sunday evening. Anyway, there are pictures up from the convention on my website. www.christopherayres-va.com Hope everyone had a great New year.

Love and Laughter Always
-Chris-
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Vote Daikon Brothers [Jan. 3rd, 2007|08:01 pm]
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fightdir
Hey everyone,
Sorry I've beeon so out of pocket but I was having massive computer problems.. they seem to be better now, thank goodness.. Yes the computer is up and running just in time for me to leave tomorrow for Ohayocon, which I'm really excited about since it's my first time there.

I also thought some of you would like to know that The anime industry is doing an anual awards show now, and it's based on Fan's votes. Their website is.
http://www.americananimeawards.com

Now I'm not going to tell you how to vote, but I will say that Nerima DAikon Brothers (the show I"m directing for ADV is up for sevearal awards and Gantz.. is also up for one.) But I thought you'd all appreciate knowing about the voting, no matter how you vote. Anway hope everyone has a great weekend.

Love and Laughter Always
-Chris-
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IN and Out again [Nov. 1st, 2006|08:28 pm]
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fightdir
Hey Gang,
Well it seems like I'm just getting back from Sugoicon when I'm leaving for Nekkocon. (Greg, Britt and I leave tomorrow morning) and am looking forward to seeing everyone in VA beach. Once I get back I'll update the website and post pics of Oni, Sugoi and Nekko. I have to say I was floored by Katie's Reota Doll, it was great to finally get to meet her and hang out for a bit. (You Rocked and hope I didn't scare you too badly in the bar.. ha ha ha)

Anyway I'll check back in when I get back.. take care and hope everyone had a happy haloween.

Love and Laughter Always
-Chris-
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HEY EVERYONE WEBSITE UPDATED [Sep. 30th, 2006|05:14 pm]
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fightdir
Hey all,
Sorry I've been away for a bit, but work schedule has been out of this world (which is good) But it's kept me off the computer.

I had an amazing time at Shimakon in SouthPadre Island. There was a bit of an incident when I arrived, with a seagull, poop, my face and jacket, but it's all good. I did get a little sunburned (well more than a little on my face) from teaching the Mock Combat for Cosplay workshop out on the beach. It was alot of fun and everyone had a blast but it was HOT (about 104 degree's)

All in all it was a great convention. It was a first year convention that was expecting about 400 people and ended up with a final total of over 2000 for the weekend. I'd highly reccomend it for any of you that can get there next year. They put on a great show.

Just so you know my web page www.christopherayres-va.com has been updated. I've got some pictures of Shimakon 06 up on the convention pictures page. Hope you all enjoy.

Love and Laughter Always
-Chris-
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Ryouta Prop for Sugoicon 2006 [Sep. 18th, 2006|09:15 pm]
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katiereeree
This is the prop I have been working on for quite some time. I am almost done with it and am going to be so thrilled to show him off at SugoiCon this year. It isn't the greatest work of craftsmanship, but it isn't bad for my second time around. Here ya go....

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
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NDB Week one, and Voice Actor with no voice [Sep. 4th, 2006|05:21 pm]
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fightdir
I guess I'll start with the last part of the subject line first so I can get on to more exciting things. I came down with some sort of sinus crap on Thurs evening. and started coughing on Friday, I coughed all day Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Today and the result is I have almost NO VOICE at all. (at the moment I sound like Froggy on the Little Rascles) I guess it's a good thing I'm not recording this week as a voice actor and am only directing this upcoming week.

Speaking of Directing. The first week of Nerima Daikon Brothers is over, and Wow what a great week it's been. The cast is AMAZING, and I'm so pleased with all of their work, I spend about half of my time in the studio laughing till I'm almost in tears at what they're doing. I was actually able to get in the performers playing Hideki, Ichiro, Mako and Pandaikon this week (while they've still got more recording to do) I've now gotten to hear the three of them together and I love what I'm hearing.

I've also gotten all of Yukika's (The Gadget Detective)dialogue recorded and am very pleased with the way she sounds (We've gotten one song for her done, and all I can say is WOW her voice is sexy in this role)

Gotten episode Villians done for Eps 1 & 3 and they're both hysterical, and their songs are beautiful. So it's been a productive but very busy week.

I will say one thing. This has really turned into the best of both worlds for me. As a stage director, one of the things I like the most about the work is when I get to work one on one with an actor and help them build moments in the show. It's often hard to do, becuase you've usually got anywhere from 8 - 20 other people waiting around to be worked with also, so you can't always do as much as you'd like. Well because of the nature of the beast that ADR recording is, you're almost always working one on one with a particular actor, and so that's something that I've found that I really love about this gig. I'm just hopping that the show will be good, and well recieved and it will eventually turn into more gigs like this.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday. Take care.

Love and Laughter Always
-Chris-

p.s. sorry I can't say who the cast is, but I think the Guessing Game on AOD is going to start very soon, and Janice would kill me if I gave any of the cast away. Once the game is done I'll be albe to talk more spacifically about what I'm doing.
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NDB STARTED TODAY [Aug. 29th, 2006|01:03 am]
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fightdir
Hey everyone,
sorry I've been away so long.. I was up in Dallas recording some more Speedgrapher, and I have been auditioning and prepping Nerima Daikon Brothers. I started recording today and it went incredibly well, and I think is going to be really funny. I can say I've got a hysterical cast and can't wait for them to be announced so I can talk more about it. Anway hope everyone is having a great day.

Love and Laughter Always
-Chris-
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