Yep, I’ve been slow again, promoting Retro Con 2019, in my Space Balls costume! This weekend it was at the Greater Philly Comic-Con event! Met up with lots of friends, and made some new ones along the way! Photo’s you see here were taken by all my friends/Retro Con family members!
[This beautiful piece, honoring this talented actor, was written by my good friend Mark Shaffer… Thanks for sharing Mark.]
After speaking with Milt’s brother, it is with great sadness that we announce to the Transformers community that Milt Jamin “Milton James” passed away on January 1st, 2018 due to complications of a stroke. He was 78.
Milt was born on December 7th, 1939. He grew up in Jackson Heights, New York and attended Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, NY. After High school, Milt attended Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York public university system. Milt then went on to serve in the National Guard in 1958.
Milt’s passion as an actor gained him credits in film, anime, video games, and animation. His brother knows Milt would have loved to meet his fans. Ed told me that Milt was most fond of his role as Superman, that he was honored to voice in a commercial(s) years ago. Milt lived in Los Angeles for 26 years before returning to New York to be closer to the family.
Ed was Milt’s sole sibling, to whom he was very close. Ed was a huge supporter of his brother and took great care of him throughout his final days. Ed wanted to say thank you to everyone who loved his brother’s work.
If any fan would like to write a letter of appreciation or send fan art of Milt’s characters to his brother, I will personally deliver them to him. Please email Mark Shaffer at email@example.com for more information. Thank you.
Surrounded by some of the most talented men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing! Above from left to right: Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, Michael Bell, Jack Angel, Myself, Michael Horton, and Alan Oppenheimer!
[On a personal note… I noticed hours after this photo was taken, that I was laughing during this photo, something was said and it just set off the giggles! What it shows though is just how happy I truly was! Again a big thanks to all these men, I adore you all! Also lots of love to my friend Krissy, the founder of voice-chasers for taking this amazing picture!]
Starting things off I send A BIG THANKS to Chris and Nery of [Celebworx] for offering me this chance to be a part of an AMAZING G1 Reunion! Also Lots of Love to my friend, Denise, to whom I claim as yet another sister, I wouldn’t have made the trip without her! [Above: Michael Bell, Myself and Chris!]
Arriving in London, I did lots of research for that perfect store that would have retro goodies and collectibles! I found such a place at the Monkey’s Emporium in the Camden market palace! The owner was so sweet, and closed the store twice just so we could take pictures and make videos from London! He was also excited about Retro Con, yes even over in London, we talk about our amazing convention! [My friends Rhonna and Meg joined us in the fun, and in the Tardis, part of the appeal while shopping in this amazing store!]
Saddened by the news yesterday, of Peter Tork’s passing, I had searched for one of my old autographs, an autograph I had received from the actor/singer years ago. With no luck, I’m sure it’s somewhere buried in a safe place, I picked up one of my classic teen magazines instead, from 1967. It’s a magazine from which the Monkees were interviewed and in Peter’s interview, he talks about politics, and how he would like to get more involved in the political side of things. The interview also mentions his family. So in remembering Peter, I thought I’d share it.
My schedule never seems to slow down, so this is a bit delayed in announcing, but, Neil Ross has two new podcasts, and in both, he’s been talking about his book Vocal Recall, which I’m just starting to reread! [Photo above: Neil Ross, Myself and Gregg Berger during a charity party Wally Burr and I put together.]
An insight into an amazing book… The book begins on March 23rd, 2003, just before the start of the 75th Annual Academy Awards from which Neil Ross was the co-announcer. In that first chapter, he reflects on his life, and how he got to this point. That first chapter is a foreshadowing of an amazing book!
Today’s achievements include a Transformers 35th anniversary project I’m working on! Doing a workout while watching ‘Roll For It’… Yes, I’m just getting back to those workouts, wish me luck! And I grabbed some cool screen captures from that amazing episode while working on that 35th-anniversary project!
What was your favorite quote from the episode ‘Roll For It’?
On a side note, before I go to work on my guitar… I recently picked up this cool Transformers Slumber Bag, while at a toy show last weekend! It’s mint in bag, never been opened, and I paid 20.00 dollars for it!
And it’s funny because, in the 1985 Sears Wishbook, it was priced at 22.99! So I got a discount!
Note to my fellow fans and bloggers: I’ve been extremely busy of late, I know I’m always busy! So many things I want to do and never enough time to do it! But I’m still that loyal Blogger, and I still have so many things to share!
And for those that know of this Blogger’s Retro Convention… I’m doing it again next year!
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