Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Anime USA is this weekend - Anime USA 2017 Newsletter

Anime USA 2017 Newsletter, Volume 18: Guidebook, Pocket Guide, and Last Events Update --- See You Soon
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Anime USA 2017 Guidebook and Pocket Guide


The Guidebook is now available to be downloaded on the Guidebook app.
Mobile version       Web version

If you would prefer to do it manually then download the Guidebook app. Once you open it just search for "Anime USA 2017" and then select it and then hit the download button.

Schedule Pocket Guide

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Anime USA Schedule Pocket Guide in PDF Form

Anime USA 2017 Events Update


Kaffee Talks

Get up close and personal with our voice actors! Come sit down and relax with your favorite voice actor over tea, coffee, and French pastries. Meet in a small intimate setting and ask all your burning questions! One hour – $40 Click here to register for this event.
Saturday 11:00am – Oscar Seung and Leah Clark
Saturday 1:00pm – David Trosko, Chris Cason, and Chris Patton
Sunday 11:00am – Lisle Wilkerson and Trina Nishimura

Tokyo Attack Arcade

From driving simulators to Purikura to claw games to Dance Dance Revolution, Tokyo Attack will bring the Japanese arcade experience to you!
Visit Tokyo Attack Facebook or Tokyo Attack Twitter to see the list of games.

Scavenger Hunt 

We've all seen and done some crazy stuff around anime conventions, so Anime USA decided to make a game of it! Come to the Info Desk any time on Friday and sign up for our Scavenger Hunt, where teams of up to 4 people can go around the convention and try to get pictures of the 50 items on our list. 
Click here for the rules and scoring system 

Idol Showcase

Join us on Saturday in Stage 2 to see five of these extremely talented teams not only entertain you, but completely immerse you in the world of Idol culture! Click here for more information.

Tabletop Gaming

There is a lot of fun to be had at the Traditional Games Room at AUSA. From a large variety of board and card games, to various role playing games. If you want to run something or bring a game yourself feel free. Come stop by, play a game, have fun, and meet new people. Hope to see you there.

Pathfinder Demos / Gaming
Come out and learn the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, one of the most popluar tabletop fantasy roleplaying games on the market today. These events run as a series of 45-60 minute "quests" and are a great introduction to the system. Play one or as many as you'd like. Pregenerated characters will be available and all experience levels are welcome.
Fri: 3pm-6pm    Sat: 10am-2pm and 8pm-midnight 
Sun: 10am-2pm 

Starfinder Demos / Gaming
Come out and learn the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, one of the hottest new sci-fi tabletop roleplaying games out. These events run as a series of 45-60 minute "quests" and are a great introduction to the various aspects system including ship combat. Play one or as many as you'd like. Pregenerated characters will be available and all experience levels are welcome.
Fri: 8pm-12am    Sat: 3pm-7pm and 8pm-midnight

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Newsletter this year

See You Soon!


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Tonight: Cullen Murphy at Politics and Prose

Cullen Murphy | Cartoon County

Cullen Murphy, editor at large at Vanity Fair and the author of books including God's Jury, grew up in the middle of a thriving community of illustrators and cartoonists in southwestern Connecticut. His father, John Cullen Murphy (1919-2004), who had been a student of Norman Rockwell's, drew the popular comic strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt. Their neighbors were the artists responsible for classic comics ranging from Beetle Bailey to Hi and Lois to Family Circus. Murphy's memoir pays tribute to these many creative individuals and warmly evokes the spirit of a bygone era.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

NPR's best of the year book list is out

NPR's Book Concierge

Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads


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Sunday, December 03, 2017

Dec 7: R.M. Rhodes on French comics in Alexandria, VA

Lecture: "An Introduction to French Comics" (The Lyceum)
On 12/7/2017

A high-level introduction into how a closely neighboring culture views the humble comic book in a completely different way.About the Speaker: RM Rhodes has a day job and lives in Arlington, but he would prefer to be known as a comics creator and historian. He has written articles and reviews for sites like Forces of Geek, Need Coffee, The Hooded Utilitarian, and Comics Workbook. He is learning French so he can read his French comics and enjoys talking about himself in the third person. $5, Doors at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m., followed by a wine and dessert reception.

He's also blogging on Heavy Metal comic books at

A page from Heavy Metal, every day

Friday, December 01, 2017

PCHH on Coco

Jan 8: Nick Bruel at Takoma Park Library

Nick Bruel - Bad Kitty Camp Daze — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Takoma Park Library (MD)   101 Philadelphia Ave   Takoma Park   MD    20912

Bad Kitty Camp Daze Cover Image
Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Roaring Brook Press - January 2nd, 2018

Dec 5: Mark Siegel, founder of First Second, at Chevy Chase Library

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Chevy Chase Library (DC)   5625 Connecticut Avenue NW   Washington   DC    20015

5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior Cover Image
Random House Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017
   pre-order a signed book  

Teaser video for Comic Strip, a local documentary

COMIC STRIP demonstration video

COMIC STRIP is a 90-minute theatrical documentary film, in development by two-time Emmy® award winning producer/director Leo Eaton and Communication & Cinemas Professor Robert Lemieux, that reveals how the 'funny pages' – and their evolving form of comic books and graphic novels – captured the essence of American culture and left a dynamic cultural imprint on America from the 1890s to the present day. Comic strip artist & scholar Brian Walker is executive producer.

Winsor McCay on communications neutrality... in 1929

In this 1929 cartoon, McCay shows that issues stay the same - now, instead of radio, Internet neutrality is being discarded in favor of corporate media interests.

Photographed from the collection of Warren Bernard. See our earlier post of cartoons here.