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What better way to celebrate 25 years of ROBOTECH than at fan-organized event that honors the cast and crew who helped create the animated television show we all have kept in our hearts for a quarter of a century.

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What better way to celebrate 25 years of ROBOTECH than at fan-organized event that honors the cast and crew who helped create the animated television show we all have kept in our hearts for a quarter of a century.

The ROBOTECH gala where Voice actors and fans gathered took place at the Van Nuys AirTel Plaza Hotel on September 18, 2010. Tony Oliver (voice of Rick Hunter), Rebecca Forstadt (a.k.a. Reba West voice of Minmay) and many many more attended the event. Fans who attended and posted on the rt25celebration Van Nuys, CA SEPTEMBER 18 2010 thread summed it up in one sentence: It was awesome!

Lancer wrote:

This was an event that was organized by Fans for the Fans and to Celebrate the Voice Actors...

This was held in Van Nuys for just 1 Night Only.

This Dinner was in Semi-Formal/Formal Attire and Much of the Fandom that was there and the VAs were in top form.

The Day started out w/ Fans meeting each other and playing a new RPG that one of the fans invented...Then it was break until 6p when VAs and the rest of Fandom came in to Celebrate.

A cool thing that was done by the organizers was that the VAs were seated WITH THE FANS!! I got to sit w/ Greg Finley (Capt. Gloval/SC Leonard) and his wife. Man were they good people!!

The VAs in attendance were:

Tony Oliver

Melanie MacQueen

Rebecca Forstadt

Greg Finley

Melora Harte

Yuri Lowenthal

Frank Catalano

Eddie Frierson

Mike Sorich

Dan Woren

Michael Bradley

Steve Kramer

Richard Epcar

Alexandra Kenworthy

David Millbern

Barbara Goodson

Wendee Lee

Thomas A. White

Ellyn Stern

Robert Axelrod

Mike Reynolds

Craig Schaefer

Michael McConnohie

Steve Wittmack

Melodee Spevack

Edie Mirman

With a special surprise appearance from Greg Snegoff Himself from Italy who flew out for this event

and Svea Macek (Wife of Carl Macek)

This was a very respectful and AWESOME event...Not only was it a Celebration of the VAs but a tribute to Carl Macek, Ulpio Minucci, Robert Barron, and others who have passed on in recent years. I could tell that Mrs. Macek was touched by the gesture and love from the Friends and Fans!

The running joke of the evening was how many times people imitated Mike Reynolds' voice (Dolza) Many had stories to share about this guy and others.

There were video tributes and just all around GREAT fun to be had. The VAs were very personable and friendly and was very supportive to the fandom and just in awe of the turnout of what they did as "just a job" to turn into what it is now 25 yrs later.

I am still geeking out about this! I have pics and people made videos of the entire event. I am sure that it will make its way online soon if not already.

Those of you who have made it to this event please share your experience here...If you missed it, we missed you because this was truly a once in a lifetime event that had the most VAs in any one place for RT.

I am happy that I went and just overall excited that some VAs recognized me and met new fans of RT.

Mad Props and Shout Out to Vivian & Joe & Tom who were the driving force to make this event happen! AWESOME JOB GUYS!!

THANK YOU!!

Just had to share!

Lancer Out!

Looks like if you did not go and are a ROBOTECH fan, you truly missed out! Rebecca Forstadt posted a small write-up of the event on her blog: RT-25 Celebration Was a Blast – Massive Reunion of Original Voice Actors From Robotech

You can head over to Facebook and view images from the event in rt25's photo gallery.