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The event from the prior year was, for all intents, a hit - so Mile High Comics did it again, this time in Spring of 2003. Regretfully, this was the last one of these events we saw - after this, Orion Tippens (the store manager who promoted these things) had moved on to bigger things, the store relocated to a different location about a mile south, and after that, the store burned in an electrical fire that started in the adjacent ethnic grocery.
So I guess this one serves as sort of a memorial.
In the eight years since I've posted this, especially since moving to Seattle in 2006 (where there are seemingly far more of such stores catering to gamers and comic book fans), it almost seems like any store you go to such as this will have such a community that revolves around the store. In fact, when you get to thinking of it, any such fan based shop will do such a thing. The shop owners and staff recognize you on face and sometimes by name, people hang out there, that sort of thing.
For this event, there were a couple things Orion wanted to try and do. He attempted to get rights to show the Animatrix, which had been released that year, but found out that his contact was not affiliated with Warner. Also, he was hoping to have voice actress Amanda Winn Lee show up - but she had other commitments at the time.
What they did get, however, was pretty cool. The freebies involve various and sundry posters, but people could also watch several anime that the store had gotten permission to show, and a lot of assistance by Squaresoft and ADV. It wasn't something on the scale of a convention by any means, but it worked out pretty well.
And here, I have a gallery of the shots that I managed to get with my cheap 35mm camera.
For those in central Orange County, California who see this, if you happen to, I'd appreciate any fill-ins on missing attributions. Even today, almost a decade later. If you have any information as to who is who, please email me the following info:
Enjoy the memories.
And for those who ran MHC, thanks.
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