Just when I was reading over Kazuma Kaneko's thoughts about the "powers" of the internet and how it compares with the "spiritual world" I came across this...
Looks like fans from all over the world will be gathering together at the Makoto Shinkai English Fan Forum this weekend to chat with each other while watching his movies. If you don't own copies of his three commercial movies i.e. 5 Centimetres per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Voices of a Distant Star, Crunchyroll will be streaming them during those 24 hours beginning 01:00 GMT Saturday morning.
I might drop by the forum because it sounds like fun. Probably either during lunchtime or morning GMT instead of the first session that starts one in the morning here. I'm not so sure about voice chat though. I will be interesting to see how many will be making time out to join this online gathering.
It will be even more interesting if Shinkai himself popped along but we wouldn't have any confirmation of that until someone wrote to him or, saw him say so on his site afterwards. Surely someone must have notified him about the event by now.
Right, I better go finish off preparing my other posts and what not if I'm going to spend time in this event.