I was feeling nostalgic, and was remembering the 'live action anime girl' Apollo smile. She comes up sometime when cosplay is mentioned, especially when talking about current cosplayers like JNig. Out of curiosity, did she ever actually cosplay as anything other than her alternate persona? Random fact, she turns 49 on February 16th... which makes me feel old, as her introducing some anime on Sci-fi helped get me into anime a really long time ago.
I didn't start congoing until about 2008 so I really had never heard of her till now. She seems like the original cute blonde babe except with real skill. Honestly she's cute af and I'm sad I missed all this.
>Apparently, she is not the only girl interested in geekie stuff. Recently, this boy's club of entertainment culture has been over-run by the ladies.
>"Over the last year, I've seen a huge growth in the girl turnout. Chicks are really getting into the stuff." She goes on to explain that "there's a lot of girls who really want to live through the fantasy of comic books and anime, but up until very recently it's been perceived as such a male dominated fantasy. But I feel like it's changing quicker now."
I remember her, although I had been definitely in the kiddie side and managed to catch the anime summer week on accident. She was like a pre J-nig, except that she actually knows martial arts/stunts/dance, and she tries to sing. A lot of that came with her previously establishing herself as a performer though who wanted to tap into the anime market in America.
holy fucking nostalgia bomb! completely forgot about her until now.
pretty sure she got lots of people into anime at the time. i think it was around 97 or 98 when i first heard about her. I had her comic book too.
thanks OP for this.