Updates

News and highlights from the AnimeChicago team.

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    Learn how your skills pay bills at “AMA: Passion to Profession”

    Anime Central 2020 approved this panel and a pandemic thwarted it. So we’re bringing it online! Four AnimeChicago members will share how their respective fan labor projects created opportunities for career advancement…

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    Our Digital Future is Now – Recapping AnimeChicago’s First Online Symposium

    On March 6th, 2021 – and nearly one year after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic – AnimeChicago hosted its fifth symposium entirely online, a first for AnimeChicago. Titled .future/now, the event fittingly…

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    Winter 2021 Anthology: Cyberpunk

    AnimeChicago’s Art Circle rebooted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as a weekly online meetup for creatives to de-stress. These passionate artists met throughout 2020 and formed a small and mighty studio. As Art Circle built up steam, the desire to share…

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    Announcing – .future/now: Anime’s Connection to Online Worlds

    AnimeChicago is proud to present its fifth symposium series: .future/now: anime through the lens of communication and connection in online worlds. From the classic Serial Experiments: Lain to Sword Art Online and…

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    2020 Annual Report: Sayonara, Dumpster-kun

    We won’t sugarcoat this update – 2020 was challenging for Americans, nonprofits, and our community. The dumpster fire that was this year raged worldwide via global pandemic, systemic inequality, and rampant racism.…

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    Moving forward…

    AnimeChicago is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and complying with the state-wide social distancing policy. But that doesn’t mean we can’t support each other in this difficult time. So please join us…

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    AnimeChicago at C2E2 2020!

    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.…

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    Announcing – Dream Worlds: The Works of Anime Director Mamoru Oshii + Celebration!

    Join AnimeChicago at the Japanese Culture Center to celebrate the groundbreaking and cinematic storytelling of Mamoru Oshii. Known for his deeply philosophical and sweeping epics like Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, and…

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    Thank You, Japan Festival 2018!

    The AnimeChicago board would like to extend a massive thank you to the steering committee for inviting us to Japan Festival 2018, and special thanks to AnimeChicago member Natsue for facilitating our…

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    Our Panels at Anime Central 2018

    For Anime Central 2018, the AnimeChicago team is bringing back some of the most popular panels from the last few years, of course with some updates and added flash! Whether you’re an…