Hey C2E2 attendees – We’re stoked to present quality anime content at the convention all weekend. It’s quadruple the programming we brought last year! Many thanks to C2E2 for extending the invitation. We can’t wait to hang and photograph all the amazing cosplayers. And we hope you check us out.
CHICAGO’S ANIME SCENE: BY THE NUMBERS
Friday, Feb 28 @ 7-8 PM – Room S405B
Do you know Chicago’s thriving anime community? Join AnimeChicago.com for a humorous and enlightening look at how theatrical screenings, cosplayers, the ramen boom, Japanese organizations, and more have shaped our fandom today. We’ll also explore what these numbers say about our future. Enjoy the best of Japan in our backyard!
MANGA FOR COMICS READERS
Saturday, Feb 29 @ 4:30-5:30 PM – Room S405B
Do you love comics and graphic novels? You’ll probably like manga, too! Japanese comics, or manga, are best known for their distinctive art styles, right-to-left reading formats, and rapid publishing schedules. Join AnimeChicago.com for a breakdown of what makes manga worthwhile, how this medium differs from its Western cousins, and recommendations for the best titles to pick up today!
ANIME LOUNGE: CITY POP PARTY feat. DJ Van Paugam
Saturday, Feb 29 @ 7:30-10:00 PM – Room S503
Join fellow anime fans and cosplayers for an evening with Van Paugam, Chicago’s premier City Pop DJ, in our 80s lounge! AnimeChicago.com invites you to enjoy the sounds of old-school Japan, relax with a beverage from nearby cash bars, and reminisce on one of the best decades anime had to offer. Stick around for the raffle at 9 PM.
FINDING YOUR ANIME OBSESSION
Sunday, Mar 1 @ 4:30-5:30 PM – Room S503
Wow, there is so much anime out there! Finding your anime obsession is no easy task. Luckily, the connoisseurs of AnimeChicago.com are here to help! We’ll breakdown the best stuff to watch by genre and share our methods to discover anime that you’ll love.