February 25, 2013

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A9ent 760 - Staff Writer

When anime conventions were originally created, they were made for college student age and up.  In recent years anime and cosplay have become a haven for high school students, but very few have been organized by young adults.  Here are two anime conventions organized by high school students and supervised by teachers and staff at their high schools:

SAN JOSE, CA.  Branham Anime Club presents its fifth Chibicon on Saturday, March 23rd at Branham High School, located at 1570 Branham Lane in San Jose, California.  On-site admission is $8 with ASB and $10 without.  Its 2012 convention has an age restriction for adults not accompanied by a minor as 25 years of age, but there is no information on whether or not this age restriction will be continued for the 2013 event.  More information can be found on the Branham Anime Club page on Facebook or by contacting Branham High School at (408) 626-3407.

ANTIOCH, CA. Anime Society of Antioch High presents its 2013 ASAHiCon  event on Saturday, April 13th at Antioch High School, located at 700 West 18th Street in Antioch, California.  On-site admission is $5 with student ID and $7 without.  Further information can be found on the ASAHiCon website or by contacting Antioch High School at (925) 706-5300.

CONVENTION TIP #10:  PARENTS!  If you were an anime fan or have a child that is into anime, take the opportunity to learn or continue to learn what the fandom is all about.  Mainstream media point out the negative and the freakish side of anime fandom, but there are two sides to everything.  Instead of giving your children some money to spend and dropping them off at the convention like it’s daycare (or weekend-care in some cases), take an interest in your child’s hobby and be a fan together.  Some conventions encourage parents to attend with their children and provide “parent-in-tow” badges at a discounted rate.  Keep in mind that some subject matters and activities at conventions may not be suitable for younger audiences, so do your research and use your own discretion.

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April 23, 2012
NEWSBYTE: Northern California CBF Anime Costume Parade 2012

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A9ent 760 - Staff Writer

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Apr. 23, 2012).  Japan Video and Media hosted its 14th Anime Costume Parade as part of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival.  Over 200 participants entering the parade and accompanying cosplay contest came from Yuba City in Northern California and Orange County in Southern California to walk in the parade viewed by over 170,000 visitors to the festival this year.  The cosplay parade was followed up by an awards ceremony with prizes sponsored by Funimation and a cosplay talent show featuring performances by AnimeMyu, Yukie Dong and Angel Hearts.

April 12, 2012
CONVENTION WATCH: Anime Destiny 2012 Save The Date Announcement

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A9ent 760 - Staff Writer

BERKELEY, CA.  The Cal Animage Alpha Anime Club at the University of California at Berkeley campus announces the date for Anime Destiny 2012.  The annual student-run convention will be taking place at the Martin Luther King Student Union on the UC Berkeley Campus from 10AM to 7PM on Saturday, October 13th.  Event offerings have not been announced, but visitors are encouraged to visit their website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Source:  Anime Destiny Website

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October 22, 2011
NEWSBYTE: Digital Manga To Present Yaoi-Con 2012

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A9ent 760, Staff Writer

BURLINGAME, CA (Oct. 22, 2011).  Digital Manga Publishing, a North American publisher of boys love comics, announced that it will be presenting Yaoi-Con’s 2012 convention in Los Angeles, California.  Officials at Digital Manga said that they are “committed to offering a bigger and better yaoi-con moving forward,” according to tweets from attending reporters at Yaoi-Con’s Digital Manga Publishing panel held earlier today.  Yaoi-Con has been presented in previous years by Biseinen-ya in Northern California since 2001.

Sources:  Anime News Network, Twitter.

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