While still a young college student and part-time hacker in 1998, Steve Yun got his first job at an anime company as a digital animator. It was a dream come true for any fan who grew up on Robotech and Macross to be working somewhere in the anime industry. After slaving away through 80 hour work weeks and one really bad 100 hour work week where he started hallucinating from being awake too long, Steve called it quits and went back to Riverside where he got his B.A. in Creative Writing. Stay in school, kids!
Soon afterwards, Steve joined Harmony Gold, where he slept and ate and even showered at the office while under grueling deadlines to put Robotech.com together in time for its February 2001 launch. After being caught working overtime after being told not to, Steve has been allowed to keep a cot at the office ever since.
Since becoming part of Harmony Gold, Steve Yun has had fansites and fanclubs devoted to him, as well as internet stalkers, convention stalkers, petitions to get him fired and websites devoted to exposing the “real” Steve Yun. Steve has co-produced and associate-produced several other projects as well, including the Macross restoration, the Robotech: Battlecry video game, the Robotech: Invasion video game, Robotech Remastered and Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Steve has also been featured in an anime documentary called Geeks, which he has still not had a chance to see.
Since its launch, Robotech.com has constantly been one of the busiest anime-related destinations on the internet, being the subject of a Slashdot article, a Conan O’Brien feature and mentioned on countless anime websites. You can email Steve at [email protected] to send him Robotech-related fan mail, complaints, constructive criticism and suggestions.
About Harmony Gold
Harmony Gold has been active in the production, acquisition and distribution of quality programming worldwide since its inception in 1983, producing some of the television industry’s classic and history-making programs, including Shaka Zulu, Robotech, Macross, Heidi, and Around The World in Eighty Days, among many others.
Steve Yun appears as part of the Robotech Convention Tour.