Watcon geek mini-convention in Waterloo, Ontario

Mar 14th 2006
WATERLOO, ONTARIO - March 14, 2006 - CTRL-A, the Club That Really Likes
Anime, and a coalition of clubs and organizations centred on the
University of Waterloo are pleased to present Watcon, a mini-convention
for
anime fans, gamers, and friends, and a screening of Final Fantasy 7:
Advent Children. The convention runs 11:30 to 5:30 on Saturday, March
18
in the Arts Lecture Hall, University of Waterloo campus. Admission is
free.

Watcon will feature artists, panels, gaming, an all-day showing by
CTRL-A
of general anime including Advent Children, and a second all-day
showing
of LGBT-friendly anime by GLOW (Gays and Lesbians Of Waterloo). Guests
include science fiction writer Derwin Mak, who will present a reading
of
his work and a talk entitled "There's Nothing Like a Schoolgirl".
Watwars and UW Gamers will provide Warhammer 40K and video gaming
demonstrations and events. Panel topics include cosplay, gaming
(sponsored by UW Gamers), and "Spirituality and Religion in Anime"
(sponsored by Infinite Circle).

The convention will run rain or shine, and is expected to provide a
welcome break in the March monotony for University of Waterloo students
and participants from further afield. Schedules, other announcements,
and
transportation information to Waterloo, about 90 minutes West of
Toronto, are on the convention Web page at
http://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/ctrla-tmp/watcon.php

CTRL-A, the Club That Really Likes Anime, is the largest anime club in
Waterloo and possibly in Canada. Established in 1991 and based at the
University of Waterloo, it currently holds two-day showings of
subtitled
anime four times every school term (12 times every year).

Watcon - Waterloo mini-convention
March 18, 2006
11:30-5:30 rain or shine
Arts Lecture Hall
University of Waterloo campus
Waterloo, Ontario
http://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/ctrla-tmp/watcon.php

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