Wednesday, March 07, 2007

PR: DC Anime Club To Host Video Gaming Days UPDATED WITH NEW DATES

(March 6,2007)

CONTACT: Chris Wanamaker, (202) 262 2083

DC Anime Club To Host Video Gaming Days

The DC Anime Club, an non profit organization whose purpose is to educate the Washington, DC community about East Asian culture through the art form known as Anime (Japanese animation) will host Video Game Days in Room A5 and Room A9 of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, N.W. on the following dates:

March 24 Room A5
Video Game Day

May 26 Room A9
Video Game Day

July 7 Room A9
Video Game Day

August 18 Room A9
Video Game Day

DC Anime Club will be adding more dates for Video Game Days for the rest of the year. Attendees of the DC Anime Club Video Game Days are encouraged to bring their own games and Game Systems. DC Anime Club will be providing several Television sets as well as an LCD Projector and Screen for the Video Game Days.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information please visit the DC Anime Club website at

About DC Anime Club:
DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the Washington, DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of Japanese animation (also known as anime) and Japanese comics (manga). DCAC is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, contributions to DC Anime Club are tax deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

The club also works to provide a positive, alternative activity to the youth in the area by exposing them to foreign culture, encouraging artistic expression and creativity, and providing opportunities for participation in community activities and leadership.

In addition to our weekly meetings, the club holds an Annual Art Show, an Annual Costume fundraising event, and visits local schools to do presentations on anime. The club also works with the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival on their anime screenings, and has helped locally promote performances for Japanese bands such as Puffy Ami Yumi and Pine am.

DC Anime Club was founded by Chris Wanamaker (President), Jules Chang (Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Sgt in Arms) on Saturday June 5, 2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are teenagers.

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Christopher Wanamaker
DC Anime Club President
202 262 2083

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