FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DC Anime Club Presents
2012 Cosplay Parade
We DC Anime Club are looking for Cosplay volunteers to participate in our 2012 Cosplay Parade, which will be a part of Fiesta Asia Parade. Volunteers are welcome to Cosplay any character they wish as long as it is family friendly. We will march in the Fiesta Asia Parade Saturday May 19,2012 Pennsylvania Avenuebetween Third and Sixth Streets NW, Washington, DC Nearest Subway Station: Archives Navy Memorial Green line.
All cosplay volunteers are to arrive at Archives Navy Memorial Subway Station at 10am and we will proceed to the parade route.
THE PARADE ITSELF STARTS AT 2PM. THIS GIVES PARTICIPANTS ENOUGH TIME TO ENJOY FIESTA ASIA UNTIL IT IS TIME FOR US TO LINE UP FOR THE PARADE.
This event is free and open to the public.
Ages 13 and up.
For more information please visit the DC Anime Club website at http://dcanimeclub.org .
About DC Anime Club:
DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the Washington,DCarea about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion ofJapanese 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 taxed 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 bi-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 (Former Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Vice President) on Saturday June 5, 2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are teenagers.