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Encyclopedia > Rodney Caston

Rodney L. Caston (born 13 May 1977) is an American Unix systems engineer, freelance writer and is the co-creator and original writer of the popular comic book series Megatokyo. May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (134th in leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... A freelancer or (freelance worker) is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment by a single employer is also common. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... See comedian Stand up comedian List of Comedians List of British comedians comics comic book comic strip underground comics alternative comics web comic sprite comics manga graphic novel List of comic characters This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... A chained book in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University A Chinese bamboo book, in a collection at the University of California, Riverside. ... Megatokyo is a webcomic created by Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, debuting on August 14, 2000,[1] and then written and illustrated solely by Gallagher as of July 17, 2002. ...

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Background

Rodney attended Louisiana State University and majored in Computer Science. Afterwards, he relocated to Dallas, Texas to accept a job performing Unix Systems Engineering work. While in Dallas he began work on what would become MegaTokyo. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... Megatokyo is a webcomic created by Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, debuting on August 14, 2000,[1] and then written and illustrated solely by Gallagher as of July 17, 2002. ...


Fandom

Rodney is known for being the co-creator and writer of the comic MegaTokyo. He has since parted ways with his partner, Fred Gallagher and relinquished control of Megatokyo. He is credited only for the first two published volumes of Megatokyo. See comedian Stand up comedian List of Comedians List of British comedians comics comic book comic strip underground comics alternative comics web comic sprite comics manga graphic novel List of comic characters This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Megatokyo is a webcomic created by Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, debuting on August 14, 2000,[1] and then written and illustrated solely by Gallagher as of July 17, 2002. ... Fred Gallagher (born 1969) is an American illustrator who has become a full-time web cartoonist. ...


His alter ego, Largo, was the insane gaming fanatic while Fred Gallagher's alter ego, Piro, played the straight man. Caston quietly parted with Fred Gallagher from Megatokyo in mid-2002 and began to work on his own online comic, Ɯberclocked. The legal details of the breakup are private and not much was said about it at the time. Fred Gallagher (born 1969) is an American illustrator who has become a full-time web cartoonist. ... Fred Gallagher (born 1969) is an American illustrator who has become a full-time web cartoonist. ...


Rodney's connections to software designers and writers at Bioware landed his alter ego cameos in two of their games. In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn there is a NPC tavern keeper named Largo; and in Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic there is an NPC named Largo that you can either help, not help, or kill for fun on the first planet.[1] BioWare Corp. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ... NPC can stand for: National Panhellenic Conference, an organizing body of fraternal University campus organizations National Paralympic Committee, equivalent to the National Olympic Committee National Peoples Congress of the Peoples Republic of China National Provincial Championship, the name of a now-defunct domestic rugby competition in New Zealand. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally on the Microsoft Xbox platform and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows then for Mac OS X. The game was developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts and released in the 19th November 2003. ... NPC can stand for: National Panhellenic Conference, an organizing body of fraternal University campus organizations National Paralympic Committee, equivalent to the National Olympic Committee National Peoples Congress of the Peoples Republic of China National Provincial Championship, the name of a now-defunct domestic rugby competition in New Zealand. ...


Controversy

In early 2005, a controversy erupted after Scott Kurtz of PvP wrote a forum post that congratulated Caston on his impending fatherhood as well as accusing Fred Gallagher of stealing Megatokyo away from Caston. Due to the fan speculation that ensued, Gallagher was forced to explain the reason for the breakup, citing creative differences[2] and insisting that the breakup was amicable. Caston then gave his version of the events.[3] For PvP in multiplayer computer role-playing games, see player versus player. ... For PvP in multiplayer computer role-playing games, see player versus player. ... Fred Gallagher (born 1969) is an American illustrator who has become a full-time web cartoonist. ... Megatokyo is a webcomic created by Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, debuting on August 14, 2000,[1] and then written and illustrated solely by Gallagher as of July 17, 2002. ...


While speaking at a panel at A-Kon 15, Rodney responded directly to the reason for the breakup saying, "We had creative differences, I was creative, he was different." However he maintains the two are still friends.[4] Project A-Kon (or just A-Kon) is an anime convention held annually in Dallas, Texas, usually lasting three days on or near Memorial Day in May or June. ...


Rodney has been a guest at various anime conventions such as Otakon, A-Kon, Animefest, Ohayocon and others. A fan convention, or con, is an event in which the fans of a particular TV show, comic book, or actor, or an entire style of entertainment such as science fiction or anime, gather together to meet famous personalities (and each other) face-to-face. ... Otakon is a fan convention focusing on the art of anime and manga, East Asian culture, and its fandom. ... Project A-Kon (or just A-Kon) is an anime convention held annually in Dallas, Texas, usually lasting three days on or near Memorial Day in May or June. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Family

Rodney [zombie] and Ruby at their annual halloween party.
Rodney [zombie] and Ruby at their annual halloween party.

He famously used the main page to propose to his then-girlfriend, Ruby. They subsequently married and have a son, Ethan Case Caston. His son's middle name is said to have been chosen because of Rodney's appreciation of William Gibson. In Gibson's cyberpunk book Neuromancer, the main character was named Charles Henry Dorsett Case, but often just referred to by his last name, Case. Image File history File linksMetadata RodneyAndRuby_caston. ... Image File history File linksMetadata RodneyAndRuby_caston. ... William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948, Conway, South Carolina) is an American-born science fiction author resident in Canada since 1968. ... Berlins Sony Center reflects the global reach of a Japanese corporation. ... Neuromancer by William Gibson is the most famous early cyberpunk novel and won the so-called science-fiction triple crown (the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Hugo Award) after being published in 1984. ...

Books

Megatokyo Volume 1, 1st edition Megatokyo Volume 2
Covers of Megatokyo books 1 (1st edition), 2.

Megatokyo comics are currently published by D.C. Comics, and have been published by Dark Horse Comics, and Studio Ironcat. As of June 21, 2006, four volumes are available for purchase. Image File history File links Summary Megatokyo volume 1, 1st edition Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Summary Megatokyo volume 2 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... DC Comics is one of the largest companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Dark Horse Comics logo Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent American comic book publishers, behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ... Studio Ironcat was a small publishing company based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, dedicated to publication of manga and later, Amerimanga. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

  • Megatokyo Volume 1: Chapter Zero (Megatokyo vol.1 1st ed.) ISBN 1-929090-30-7
  • Megatokyo Volume 1, 2nd ed. ISBN 1-59307-163-9 (published March 21, 2004)[5]
  • Megatokyo Volume 2 ISBN 1-59307-118-3 (published January 22, 2004)[6]
  • Megatokyo Volume 3 ISBN 1-59307-305-4 (published February 2, 2005)[7]
  • Megatokyo Volume 4 ISBN 1-4012-1126-7 (published June 21, 2006)[8]

As of July 2004, Megatokyo is the tenth best-selling manga property in the U.S. [1]. Volume 3's highest ranking in bookscan is 3 ending February 20, 2005.[2] This makes it the best showing for an American manga. In printmaking, an edition is a set of prints off one plate, composing a limited run of prints. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (81st in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amerimanga, (also Ameri-manga or AmeriManga,) is a comic influenced by Japanese anime and manga, created by an American, Canadian, European or Asian comic artist outside of Japan. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.rcaston.com/?q=node/515
  2. ^ http://www.megatokyo.com/index.php?strip_id=660
  3. ^ http://www.rcaston.com/?q=node/71
  4. ^ http://www.rcaston.com/?q=node/515
  5. ^ Darkhorse's product details on Volume One. Retrieved on 1 September, 2005.
  6. ^ Darkhorse's product details on Volume Two. Retrieved on 1 September, 2005.
  7. ^ Darkhorse's product details on Volume Three. Retrieved on 1 September, 2005.
  8. ^ CMX Manga's product details on Volume 4. Retrieved on 9 April, 2006.

External links

  • Rodney Caston's Personal Website

 
 

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