Briefs

Announcements, news, and highlights worth nothing from across Chicagoland.

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    Anime Central 2013: 10 hours and counting

    T-Minus 10 hours until Anime Central officially starts! Here’s what AnimeChicago has planned: Our press team will cover panels, cosplay, exhibitors, guests and a ton more. If you catch us wondering the convention…

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    Free Comic Book Day 2013

    Like free comics? Well, the 11th annual Free Comic Book Day is approaching fast! Comic book stores worldwide ban together to give out FREE comics this Saturday, May 4th to entice new readers…

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    1000 Paper Cranes for Boston

    We express our deepest sympathies for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, a senseless and violent act that culminated into a manhunt and capture of a suspect in the last 24…

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    7th International MANGA Award submissions open

    Are you a passionate illustrator? Ever dream about becoming a recognized mangaka? The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Toyko invites you to apply for the 7th International MANGA Award. Four winners will attend the…

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    Cosplay photoshoot ends with security escort

    I attended a moderately-sized cosplay photoshoot on Saturday, April 13th at Navy Pier. This was a private event in order to control attendance size. The organizers took steps to ensure that enforcers…

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    Anime Central 2013: Get your Kalafina concert ticket

    Due to their overwhelming popularity, things are a bit different this year for Anime Central’s musical headliner. Kalafina will be performing at the Rosemont Theatre on Friday night, May 17th. This event requires…

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    Chicago film critic Roger Ebert passes at 70

    Long-time Chicago icon and legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away today after recurring battles with cancer. Ebert was known by the anime community as an admirer and advocate of the genre,…

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    Ghibli’s “From Up on Poppy Hill” now in theaters

    Chicago’s Landmark Century Theatre and CinéArts in Evanston are screening Studio Ghibli’s latest film, From Up on Poppy Hill, through Thursday, April 11th. Adapted from the 1960’s manga, this story follows Umi and Shun as…

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    Uniqlo Snubs Chicago – We have sad faces

    Despite our abundant enthusiasm for a Chicago Uniqlo store, Racked.com has reported that parent company Fast Retailing is focusing their efforts on the East and West Coasts, leaving Chicagoans out of the picture.…

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    AnimeWorld to Merge with Wizard World

    Big announcement posted on the AnimeWorld Insider blog earlier this month: AnimeWorld Expos is joining forces with Wizard World to offer a range of anime-related events, guests and panels at the veteran…