Me and my friends were already considering going this year. This may have sealed it for me.
With the Otakon schedule up, here is where you can see Jason David Frank.
Friday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
There will also be a panel about Henshin Heroes hosted by former Rangercast members Tyler Waldman, and Shamus Kelly, as well as R5 central member Mike Dent. The panel will be on Friday from 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 PM.
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Actually that panel will also include DTR members Anthony Vega as well as our very own Shamus Kelley and you can find that coverage before the panel right here!
Check out our coverage of Day one of Otakon 2012, as Shamus and Anthony take you into the world of tokusatsu cosplay!!!!
Check out Shamus and Anthony of Dan's Toku Rants, along with Tyler from Rangercast, at the Henshin Heroes Panel at Otakon 2012 as they discuss the reasons why tokusatsu is awesome and has a special place in the world's pop culture!
From July 28-29th, Day two and three of Otakon 2012, which included the mass Super Sentai photo shoot and some other random goodness. *If you want to use any of these pictures feel free, just link back to Dan's Toku Rants when you do.
PowerScoop - @nightmere10
I'm surprised and impressed that someone actually cosplayed as Super Samurai Green.
Must be a Chiaki fan
Originally Posted by NightMere10
We also have an episode of DTR where we discuss and recap the convention. Episode 162: "Otakon 2012: 'Dragon Daggers and Henshin Heroes'"
Unfortunately due to a series of issues I missed most of the panels. The one I did go to was Tokusatsu: Japan's Justice League, which is just about the worst panel I have ever seen. It was one hour of nothing but the guy playing the theme songs from various Toku shows. The guy also intentionally spoiled Garo Makai Senki episode 24, and Kamen Rider Fourze episode 42. From what I understand the person running the panel has been kicked out of other cons for doing the same thing.
Was it on Friday? If so, he's been doing that at the last two Otakons, and from what RiderJetFire tells me, this year, he was slightly better, which is saying something. The Henshin Heroes one was great, although I might be slightly bias...
Originally Posted by Blazen
I completely agree for the past two years his has easily been the worst panel I've been to. What's sad is that toku fans were eating it up. They were laughing and cheering just for seeing their favorite shows on screen and being validated in their love.
Originally Posted by Blazen
The problem with a few toku panels I've seen is that they either just play clips (Like this guy) or get way to into details that a more casual fan doesn't care about. At an anime con you HAVE to keep toku panels more broad simply because you'll get an influx of anime fans into the mix who may not regularly watch toku.
The problem with the panel you mentioned was that their was no intro to toku. Nothing for new fans (Of which their were some.) It was just him laughing at his own jokes and playing opening themes people wanted. I walked out 15 minutes before it ended, it hurt that bad.
On the flip side, and this is totally biased, but the panel I hosted (The one earlier in the day) went really well. We structured it in such a way to appeal to old and new fans (And the clips we showed were from actual episodes and nothing spoilery.) Not a single opening theme in sight. And I think the thing people loved was that we let them talk in a structured way. They got to ask questions and it felt more like a dialogue than just us talking at them. We got a lot of compliments afterwards and it all went very well.