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Anime News Network Panels at New York Anime Festival

posted on 2008-09-23 12:48 EDT
Anime News Network will be holding, moderating or participating in a number of panels at this weekend's New York Anime Festival at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City. That includes our own panel where we will be giving out over US$3,000 of swag.

Anime News Network
Meet the staff of Anime News Network. We will also be announcing our first streaming anime titles set to air on ANN this fall, and last but not least, we'll be giving away US$3,000 worth of anime, manga, and other cool swag. Anime Panel Room, 1A06, Saturday 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Anime and Manga Journalism
Anime News Network hosts a discussion on the state of anime journalism and how a fan can take his or her first steps into this field. (Here's a tip: spelling counts.) Moderated by Zac Bertschy, Manga Panel Room, 1A24, Friday 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Photoshop Basics
Robin Sevakis — best known as the creator of AnimeNewsNetwork.com's Anime News Nina -- speaks about the creation of Nina and how she uses Photoshop to bring Nina to life. Robin will reveal some handy tips and trips that even Photoshop veterans may not know. Anime Fandom Panel Room, 1A14, Friday 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Anime News Nina
Robin Sevakis -- the creator of AnimeNewsNetwork.com's Anime News Nina -- talks about the origin of ANN's news elf, the tightrope walk over a shark tank that is parody, and Kyotoblip's plans to release the Ultimate Mop Daisuke DX manga in the USA! Anime Fandom Panel Room, 1A14, Saturday 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The Art of Translation
What's it take to bring manga to America? Who are the men and women who turn literal Japanese into conversational English? Sit back as the translators and editors of some of America's biggest manga publishers talk about their difficulties, heart breaks, and helpful hints. Moderated by Evan Miller, Manga Panel Room, 1A24, Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Anime & Manga Research Roundtable
Anime News Network's Mikhail Koulikov presents an update on the current state of scholarship and academic research into all aspects of anime and manga. This panel will help you identify your own topics to research, introduce you to other scholars in the field, and maybe even help you publish your latest thoughts on why Neon Genesis Evangelion is the most incisive commentary on the current state of Western society ever. Manga Panel Room, 1A24, Saturday 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

State of the Manga Industry
America's most prolific publishers gather to talk about their hits and misses in 2008 and ponder where manga in America is headed in 2009. Moderated by Christopher Macdonald, Manga Panel Room, 1A24, Sunday 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

State of the Anime Industry
Sit down with the biggest names in the anime industry to talk about what's working in 2008 (and what's not) and where the anime market is heading in 2009. Christopher Macdonald will be a panelist. Moderated by Roland Kelts, Anime Panel Room, 1A06, Sunday 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

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