Archive for the ‘smash’ Category


SMASH bans fanart and exposes members

July 11, 2007

SMASH bans fanart

SMASH appear to have presented a dichotomy for their stallholders by banning unauthorised fanart.
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SMASH dropped by more affiliates

June 10, 2007

Were they short term affiliates?

Did they vacate after being asked for money?

What the use is announcing someone as an affiliate if they don’t support you?

All these questions and more will not be answered on the SMASH website.

Only 3 to go!
It was only a matter of time to lose … after all you can’t really claim to have the Sydney Anime clubs Group as an affiliate if you don’t even have a majority of the Sydney Anime clubs as affiliates. That’s just silly.


SMASHing affiliates more

May 10, 2007

After “losing” JAUWS as an affiliate SMASH have now gone and “lost” AnimeUNSW’s support as well.

A brief history of affiliates:

Unlike in the case of JAUWS, SMASH actually had direct links to AnimeUNSW: Sidney Lien is listed as a committee member on SMASH’s schedule page and also posted a comment on the SMASH blog as staff member. That could only be the same Sidney Lien that is also a committee member for AnimeUNSW as stated on the club’s website.

I don’t know any details behind this drop, but considering SMASH are holding the event at the Roundhouse at UNSW, having the AnimeUNSW club on board would have no doubt gained them some extremely rich discounts for the venue hire.


SMASH accuses Animania of monopoly

April 18, 2007

Earlier this year a blog called “Comic World Sydney” appeared, this was apparently a new Anime convention in Sydney being organised primarily by Katie Huang. Whilst this in itself could be considered good news that a new anime convention was starting in Sydney, it became clear that their primary marketing tactic (and possibly their primary goal) was to be in direct competition of the Animania Festival. Not only that, they were imploring artists and attendees to boycott the Animania Festival.
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SMASHing affiliates

April 12, 2007

SMASH’s new website had been up for less than a week when a keen observer noticed a change in SMASH’s advertised affiliates:

Notice anyone missing?

Whilst at face value this is a very minor change, it may also be a reflection of the tactics of the organisers. Either JAUWS revoked their support of SMASH or perhaps they had never given support in the first place. This in turn raises the question of how many of the other affiliates are actually supporters?