Laura's teaching on writing, Japanese mythology, and more! Anime Central (ACen) is the largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention in Chicago and the Midwest. As part of its mission, ACen brings fans together with guests from the Japanese and US sectors of the anime and manga industry, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture personalities. The event includes a huge exhibit hall, a massive video game room, concerts, dances, educational panels and workshops, premiere screenings, autograph sessions, 24-hour video rooms, tabletop gaming and much, much more!
WhereVenue: Donald L Stephens Convention Center
Address: 9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
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Start Date: May 19, 2017
End Date: May 21, 2017
End Date: May 21, 2017
This event is open to the public but attendees must first register and be approved in order to attend.
Bookbuilding: Write & Publish Like A Pro:
10:00, May 19, 2017
Walk through the options of writing and both traditional and self-publishing with an eye to building a successful career. Get professional advice on choosing a path, staying legal, formatting, choosing distribution, avoiding con artists, and marketing. nnBonus: 3.5 additional hours of free recorded useful webinars to attendees.
Cosplay Pics: Posing In Costume:
15:00, May 19, 2017
Want to look better in your cosplay photos? Want to make quick hallway snapshops look as good as a staged photoshoot? It’s possible with a little posing practice! Come learn the secrets of creating flattering and dynamic poses for any character.nnTime/date subject to change within convention dates.
Patterns Lie! And Other Useful Sewing Facts:
12:15, May 21, 2017
Learning to sew can be daunting, especially if you’ve never had formal instruction. We’re here to help! In this panel, we’ll cover selecting and reading a pattern, choosing fabric, cutting, pinning, sewing, pressing, finishing hems, and more — all without complicated sewing terminology! You’ll be sewing like a pro in no time. Bring your questions!
Japanese Folklore & Mythology:
13:30, May 21, 2017
What’s the difference between bakemono and ayakashi? What are those little creatures that show up in your favorite anime? How is Sailor Moon like a selkie? Get the most from your anime and Asian cinema experience when you understand the cultural background! Learn the basics of Japanese mythology in this folklore primer, and see video and still examples.