What is Raven's Garage?
Raven's Garage is a location from the 1989 japanese anime OVA series Bubblegum Crisis 2033. In the series the Garage is owned and maintained by Dr. Raven, friend, mechanic, and
confidante to the Knight Sabers. This website is dedicated to the technology of Bubblegum Crisis 2033, AD Police, and BGC 2040.
Have any BGC or ADP related news to submit? E-Mail it to Dr. Raven!
UPDATE SEPT 19 2018 - Time marches on, and with it changes also take place. After 23+ years of this site being reliably hosted with the fine folks at Odynet, I have moved the Garage to a new host at ISP.CA. Why? Because I work there! :) Kinda handy, right? Sure makes it easy to do updates and there is no limit to how big the site can be now so the sky's the limit! I also have a new contact email address for the site. If you have any comments or any ideas to contribute you can now reach me at email@example.com. Hope to hear from you! - Andy
ravensgarage.com website © 1995-2018
UPDATE AUG 3 2018 - NEW! I got an e-mail yesterday from a BGC fan named Brant who wanted to tell me about an interesting link and some news about the HD standard edition Blu-ray of Bubblegum Crisis.
Hi, Andy. Here is a link to the newly assembled official supplement material provided by the N. American distributor AnimEigo.
Also, in the news; the HD standard edition Blu-ray of Bubblegum Crisis, previously only available to Kickstarter patrons, hits the streets for all September 25th!
Please inform fellow BCG fans of this!
Thanks! KnightSabers, sanjo!
Thanks for the info Brant! If you have any BGC-related info or news please shoot me an e-mail
UPDATE MAY 29 2018 - NEW! Encylopedia Bubblegum Crisis - Tripped over this site during my regular search for all things BGC. It's an excellent overview of the series, characters, plot and more.
UPDATE FEB 20 2018 - Yup, this website is still alive and kickin! I've fixed some dead links and made a few minor updates, and I found a very nice
30 year anniversay tribute to BGC by Grant Jones of the website Zimmerit.
UPDATE FEB 24 2017 - On the 30th anniversary of the release of Episode 1 of BGC, "Tinsel City", comes a short but cool
article about BGC's creator, Toshimich Suzuki, and the origins of BubbleGum Crisis. Written by Sean O'Mara.
UPDATE MAY 4 2015 - May The 4th Be With You! Recently a few people on
a BGC-related facebook page were asking about Bert Van Vliet's fanfic Bubblegum Zone. I used to host Bert's website
bgcrisis.com on my home web server, which was on a terribly slow DSL connection, until I switched to a cable provider so I could finally enjoy the real high-speed internet
that all my friends had been talking about for several years ;) But that left Bert without a website. I contacted him recently and he is working on getting his domain renewed again, but
in the meantime I am providing a link to his old website so everyone can at least access his Bubblegum Zone fanfic pages
again. Some links on other pages may not work but the Zone pages should all be working now. If you haven't read BG Zone, then make a pot of coffee, pull up a comfy chair and settle in
for a few weeks to read Bert's excellent fanfic!
UPDATE AUG 24 2014 - The Digital B-Club archives have
been unlocked! You can access them from Mackie's Database. Thanks
to TheG0dThatFailed for all your hard work in creating the Digital B-Clubs. Enjoy the old-school web experience while surfing these pages :)
UPDATE JULY 28 2014 - I'm not able to keep as up-to-date with all things BGC
as I once was, but better late than never for this entry! Animeigo ran a crowdfunding event earlier this year to raise money for an Ultimate Blu Ray Edition of BGC. The crowdfunding event
has ended and pre-orders are no longer being taken, but you can still get on the wait list. Click here
to visit Animeigo's webpage for more info.
UPDATE JULY 28 2014 - Check out
the Bubblegum Crisis 2032-2033 OVA Society group on Facebook to chat with fellow Classic BGC fans.
UPDATE APR 22 2014 - Added link for
my BG Cross fanfiction.
UPDATE 2 APR 14 2014 - TheMason/Largo Theory can
now be found in Mackie's Database!
UPDATE 1 APR 14 2014 - I was recently notified that
the file download links for the BGC Duke Nukem Mods were not working. They have now been fixed along with the download links for BGC Crash. Thanks to FallenCipher
on alt.fan.bgcrisis for the heads up!
UPDATE OCT 17 2013 - Please excuse the mess! The Garage has been moved to a new server and will be undergoing a bit of construction. Some pages may be missing or look odd, but Mackie will be working on it 24/7!
UPDATE APR 2013 - While looking through the BGC Fanfic Guide page I noticed the Ranma 1/2 Fanfic Guide had some dead links so I've updated the entire Fanfic Guide website to delete the dead links and fix the Ranma Fanfic Guide to point to an archived site at Waybacmachine, and added the text-only version of the Ranma Fanfic Guide from Sept 2005 to ravensgarage. Hope this helps someone in their search through the past!
NEWEST UPLOAD AT MACKIE'S DB: Sept 7th 2009: - Mackie has added a new area to his database.
The Digital B-Club Archive! But not so fast. It is password protected so you'll need to visit the alt.fan.bgcrisis newsgroup to get the username and password. Once you've found them, come back
here and click on Mackie's Database, then click on the icon for the Digital B-Club Archive and enter the username and password when requested. Can't find the username and password? Here's a hint; do a
keyword search for the words "boomer giant". Good hunting!
BGC LIVE ACTION MOVIE UPDATE: May 14 2009: - Dustin Kopplin emailed me tonight to let
me know that he has a Facebook page setup to provide info on the upcoming BGC Live
Action movie. Check it out for updates, images, and trailers!
WEBSITE UPDATE: May 09 2009: - A quick thank-you to Dan "Igor Lebowski" from
alt.fan.bgcrisis for sending me a copy of the Digital B-Clubs. I hope to put all that hard work to good use in the near future with some new material and images
for the Garage. Thanks Dan!
WEBSITE UPDATE: Jan 25 2009: - If you've
perused my links from my BG Cross fanfic website you will have noticed that the link for the BGC Fanfic Guide by Craig Wigda has gone 404. I have
attempted to email Craig at the last known email address I could find to find out what happened but I have not yet received a response.
So, after what happened with Michael Ko's Megatokyo Map website, I grabbed a copy of the BGC Fanfic Guide site from the waybackmachine and saved
it to my hard drive. Though it is out-dated now, I think the Guide is still a significant source of information to BGC Fanfic fans and definitely worth saving, so I've tweaked the look of main page a bit and
given it a temporary home (see links at left) here at ravensgarage.com so that it is still available while I try to contact Craig to get his permission to host the Guide
here permanently. If anyone knows how to reach Craig, or if you know where Craig may have moved the Guide, please e-mail me and let me know.
UPDATE Feb 2009: Craig Wigda emailed me in February. Heres what he had to say:
Thanks for saving the BGC Guide. It was originally hosted on my friend's web site (Mike Paff, the editor). Since real life has sort
of jumped on me I've not really had a chance to update the guide, so I sort of forgot about it. Any way my friend Mike switched Network
Providers and we did not even think about the web page when he did that. Any way Mike saw your post and while it was on his web page I
wrote it so he forwarded your email. I do have a updated (which is now out of date) guide I was working on but I don't remember which
computer (and where on the disk) the guide was. You have permission to host the guide as you wish. If you want to change the guide that
is also up to you as I trust you from your postings and your web page. If other people contribute to the guide (new reviews) that would
be OK as well. I was doing all of the reviews when I had time but that is rather hard to come by now. Having others provide reviews
sounded easy but I was getting authors that reviewed their own stories and they were either to hard or to easy on them self (so I did
all of the reviews). Any way the guide can be hosted as you see fit. We can work out details on how updates are to be done (which I
know really needs to be done) ~ Craig Wigda
If anyone would like to contact Craig about his Fanfic Guide then please email me
and I will send you his email address.
WEBSITE UPDATE: Aug 16 2008: - Added recent Boomer Dev Watch Article
WEBSITE UPDATE: Dec 9 2007: - Added link to the Megatokyo
Map in Mackies Database.
WEBSITE UPDATE: July 26 2007: - Changed the layout of the site
to make it a bit easier to maintain and find things. This will be the new updates section for the whole site. Also added a new BGC Games webpage to
accomodate the existing games and a new/old game provided by reader Seiger M.G. Thanks Seiger!
GARAGE UPDATE: July 5 2007: - Rearranged the Boomer
pages to look the way they should have from the beginning. I hope to format the rest of the pages the same way when I have time, and
I'll add a few more pics as well.
WEBSITE UPDATE: Apr 10 2007: - I always liked Michael Ko's Interactive Megatokyo map website, but got tifa4e3c of this site disappearing from time to time so I did a grab of the website's files and images and I've archived the site here. There are a couple of pages missing which will give an error so until I can fix them just click your Back button. I hope to add more pictures and include an interactive map feature as well. P.S. I tried contacting Michael Ko but his email address is 404. (NOTE: Michael did eventually contact me and gave me the go-head to host the map). Stay tuned for more updates...
LINK OF INTEREST: Jan 28 2007: - Some very cool BGC 3D video work created by Noah Brewer. Thanks to Cliff Laufer for the link!
GAMES UPDATE: Jan 28 2007: - After a little setback, MadMax and company are trying to re-kickstart their project to make a BGC Video Game. Are you:
- interested in joining a team to make a game/mod/TC based on BGC?
- helpful with technical and artistic talents, such as mapping, modelling, programming, drawing, designing?
- crazy about BGC and excited to see it fa4e3cone in a virtual way?
Then check out their new discussion forum thread. BGC Online needs you!
NOTE: If you are not a programmer, designer or artist, then you can certainly add your words of encouragement and support to the team's forum, but they specifically need programmers, designers and artists to finish the project so don't bother asking how you can help unless you have some of the qualifications listed above. The programming team thanks you for your understanding :)
LINK OF INTEREST: Sept 22nd 2006: - Here's some video at YouTube of someone modelling a cosplay BGC Priss hardsuit at the Animazement 2004 convention. Nice suit! But it looks like it's murder on the ankles…
GARAGE UPDATE: Dec 6th 2005: - Raven's Garage is celebrating 10 years online! It's a drop in the bucket in the grand scheme of things but it's still hard for me to believe it's been that long. My interest in developing this site into what I'd hoped it would be has been rekindled recently so watch this space for updates. To start things off be sure to check out the newest addition, the Boomer Development Watch webpage that is now part of Mackie's Database. If you have something to submit to the BGC DYN or A2Z, or if you have any questions, please e-mail me.
WEBSITE UPDATE: MAY 12 2005 - Every so often on the alt.fan.bgcrisis newsgroup someone will post a link to a webpage that marks the evolution of robotic technology as it moves ever closer towards the creation of a true artificial being. We call this ongoing thread the Boomer Development Watch. I thought it would be interesting to keep track of all of these posts with an eye towards the future to see if 2032 would really be the year when boomers arrive.
GAMES UPDATE: JULY 01 2002 - Brian Dinnigan has managed to locate a copy of a very old computer game called Bubblegum Crisis: Crime Wave". He has graciously allowed me to create a webpage for the game and a download link for the game file. I hope to have a more permanent home for Crime Wave and BGC Doom as well in the near future.
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