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Platform 2012 Expo at University of Hull This Weekend.

by Andrew Osmond
Several events related to anime, manga and cosplay at Platform 2012 expo.

The Platform 2012 festival at the University of Hull will run on Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18. The full timetable is available as a PDF here, on the bottom page. Tickets are available here.

Among the events on Saturday (many overlapping):

1130 - 1230 - British artist Sonia Leong presents an "Introduction to Manga."

1130 - 1230 - A Q&A with Lawrence "Masakox" Simpson, who "abridges" such series as Naruto and reviews anime for the That Guy with the Glasses website.

1200 - 1230 - UK cosplayer Missy Tetra presents "What is Cosplay?"

1230 - 130 - Lawrence Simpson presents an audience-participation debate about anime.

200 - 300 - Sonia Leong presents a panel on "Manga Artwork in Depth."

200 - 330 - Teacher Akemi Solloway presents a practical workshop on using anime as a guide to learning Japanese.

330 - Masquerade briefing.

330 - 430 - Artist DestinyBlue presents a panel on "How to Draw Anime."

430 - Masquerade

Among the events on Sunday:

1100 - 1200 - Lawrence Simpson, who has many fandub credits, presents a panel on Voice Acting.

1200 - 100 - Missy Tetra presents "Cosplay Construction."

100 - 200 - DestinyBlue presents a Q&A on Anime Drawing.

200 - Awards presented.


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