Carl Macek @ RTX Booth in 2008

Very sad news for Robotech fans. The man who's groundbreaking work helped introduce anime to the masses in North America has passed away on Saturday April 17, 2010 due to a heart attack. Jerry Beck, animation historian first reported on his blog on Sunday. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends! May you rest in peace.

Update: Carl Macek's funeral will be held Saturday May 1st, 2010 @ 2pm in Sherman Oaks, California.

Read more: RIP Carl Macek (1951-2010)

25 Year Anniversary Logo

Today March 4, 2010 marks 25 years since Robotech was first aired on American television! Thanks to all the fans! Whether you're an original 85-er or new to Robotech via the Shadow Chronicles. Thanks for keeping the spirit of nostalgia alive! The fandom says:  "No, we will not let Robotech die."

Check out the podcast: The Protoculture Times by JT who has a very special episode titled ANNIVERSARYCAST #1 (Right-click to download).

The Robotech 25th Anniversary Tour begins at Animation on Display, San Francisco. To keep the news short and simple the only major announcement was that Carl Macek was back on board Robotech. HG did not elaborate on what exactly his role is, sticking to their "less is more" philosophy. Read MEMO1DOMINION's notes on the forum here.

UEG Productions - Artemis

The creators of Robotech: GENESIS fan film UEG Productions, receive a cease and desist order from Harmony Gold. This spells the end of the planned web series but brings life to a new project: ARTEMIS.

Read more: Genesis Ends . . . . Artemis Begins!

Trouble for Anime Expo, since Multiple Anime Expo Staggers Resign in Board Dispute. This according to a source close to the Anime Expo Convention Committee. What does this mean for the Robotech 25th anniversary? Full article here at Anime News Network.

Read full article @ ANN

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