Free Emissaries!

Leading up to the new year, I've got all kinds of things planned for the blog and affiliated sites -- yes, including that long-delayed bit of audio, sorry again. I've been working with a slightly different set of priorities for the past month or so, and I apologize to all of you out there for not being here.

Anyway, we'll get things rolling with free PDF copies of issues #2 and 3 of Emissaries, the second and third issues of the irregularly published ROBOTECH fanzine under my tenure. If you're wondering about the fourth issue of the allegedly quarterly publication, well, the subscriber base has been kind of stingy with the submissions lately. Once there's something to publish, I'll publish it.

Now, these are broken up into approximately ten page chunks, since the webspace I have the Emissaries site at has a highly restrictive file size limit; I would upgrade the space and put up complete PDF files, except that the holidays kind of wiped me out financially, at least as far as my credit card goes.

Also, if you're wondering why the first issue isn't available, it's because a lot of those original files are lost to the ages; if and when I can get around to rebuilding that issue, I'll post it up, but that's kind of a low priority. Don't hold your breath.

So you all take a look at those two issues and enjoy 'em, and I'll get back to you with some more stuff over the next few days, OK?


Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ... HUH?! Oh, hey there.

Holidays ... girlfriend ... busy ... tired ...


Look, I'm on this week's episode of RDF Underground! Warning, Shadow Chronicles spoilers!

*runs away back under the floorboards and resumes napping*



I'm looking at the rest of my week, and I'm thinking, y'know when I can get this audio (yes, it's audio, OF COURSE it's audio) edited and ready to post? Friday, that's when. I've got NOTHING to do on Friday. Yeah. We'll do that.

Sorry for the broken promises. I suck. Again, my sincerest apologies.


New Container, Same Contents (mostly) has posted pre-orders for the new printing of the Robotech Masters novels omnibus edition (first published almost twelve years ago) and the newly compiled New Generation novels omnibus edition. These will be released "at the end of February," the website tells us. This, of course, is part of the merchandising push that will follow the release of the Shadow Chronicles DVD earlier that month -- old books in new covers for the new fans that the new animation hopefully will hook into the wonderful world of the war for Protoculture.

God, I sound like such a shill. Ugh!

Well, in order to reestablish my fair and balanced cred, here's something for those of you in the anti-HG contingent to chew on, if you haven't already -- Anime News Network has picked up that story that's been circulating about the FBI investigating Harmony Gold CEO Frank Agrama, at the request of the Italian government, about some allegedly shady international distribution deals he made in Italy. Yikes!


Copy, Paste, Post.

Tommy Yune will be a guest with Chris Meadows (also known as Robotech_Master at on his live Robotech call in talk show, “Space Station Liberty”, on Thursday December, 7 @ 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST). Robotech fans from around the country and around the world can call in and ask Tommy questions about the upcoming anime feature Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and get answers direct from the source.

Read the full text here at the forums.

Yes, apparently you, too, can pester Tommy Yune with your burning questions. I cannot wait to listen after the fact and see if the whole thing melts down ala the comments thread on any given post at Darkwater's blog. Even if it doesn't, it should be interesting, just so long as Tommy lays off the canned responses.

Oh, and I should add that you can get caught up on the "Space Station Liberty" show here; the latest episode as of this writing is an interview with divisive Robotech fandom figure Peter Walker, of Unofficial Robotech Reference Guide fame. Just downloaded that one myself -- always kind of wondered what he sounded like.

As an aside, I keep meaning to join on on the fun at "Space Station Liberty" -- I think Chris has invited me over every week -- but since the Shadow Chronicles screening in St. Louis life's kind of been standing in the way in the best way possible. But as my pal Evan's said to me time and again, eventually you've got to learn to strike a balance ...

With that said, I've got some material I've been sitting on for a while that I think I'm finally going to break out -- it's probably five months old now, but I'm sure it'll be worth a listen nonetheless. I was actually saving it for the next issue of Emissaries, but given so many circumstances, both personal and professional, I don't know if that'll be out before the end of the year. I was hoping for late November, but that's come and gone. Anyway, keep an eye on this space between now and Sunday night. I'm sure you, the hypothetical Robotech fan reading this, will be glad you did.