Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Headlined by special guest manga author, Japanese animation, and contests!

The Springfield City Library is hosting a weekend long anime festival, Chibiconn V, on September 27 and 28 at the Central Library, 220 State Street, in the Community Room. Saturday will feature an anime film festival from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Films to be screened are:
Astro Boy (for all ages)
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars (recommended for ages 7 and up)
Michel (recommended for ages 12 and up)
Kare Kano (recommended for ages 13 and up)
Glass Fleet (recommended for 13 and up)
Emma: A Victorian Romance (recommended for 13 and up)
Ghost Stories (recommended for 15 and up)

Sunday’s events will run from 12 to 5 p.m. The day will feature a visit from manga author and artist Bettina M. Kurkoski, creator of My Cat Loki (TokyoPop, 2006). Kurkoski’s presentation will include creating manga, getting it published, and answering audience questions. Entries in the anime art contest will go on display and be judged on Sunday as well. See the festival’s website (www.springfieldlibrary.org/chibiconn.html) for full contest details. Attendees are welcome to wear original, anime-inspired costumes both days, and judging will take place on Sunday.

According to the contest guidelines, no props are allowed, all costumes should be hand-made, not professionally made, and costumes should be appropriate for a family environment.Pre-registration is suggested for this free program; all others will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. For more information and to register, contact Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe at 263-6828, ext. 201 or shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org.
Edit (9/19): The AMV Contest is canceled. In its place we will be having a showing of favorite AMV’s from local creators, conventions and online (from 12-1:30)

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