Cosplay Presentation by DC Anime Club

Jan 6th 2008

DC Anime Club to give Cosplay Presentation at the Japanese Information and Culture Center.

The DC Anime Club, an non profit organization dedicated to educating Washington, DC about East Asian Culture through Japanese Animation (Anime) and Japanese Comics (Manga) will give a presentation on Cosplay (Japanese term for Costume Play) at the Japanese Information andCulture Center located located at Lafayette Center III 1155 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-3308 on January 18, 2008 at 6:30pm.

The Cosplay Presentation will include a lecture on the history of Cosplay, an slide show of cosplayers at Various Anime Conventions, Video Footage of Cosplay Skits at various Conventions, a Cosplay Fashion Show and Q and A with Cosplayers of DC Anime Club.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information please visit the Japanese Information and Culture Center website at http://www.us.embjapan.go.jp/jicc/ or 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,DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of Japanese 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 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 (Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Sgt in ARMS) on Saturday June 5, 2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are teenagers.

About Japanese Information and Culture Center:
The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) is the cultural and public affairs section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. Our primary role is to promote better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information, educational services and programs to the public. The area we serve includes Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Other Japanese Consulates provide services in areas outside of our jurisdiction. The JICC is located on the lower level of the glass-enclosed Galleria at Lafayette Centre III in downtown Washington, D.C. Its facilities include a research library, a 152-seat auditorium, and a 1,500-square-foot exhibition gallery where a wide variety of events sponsored by the JICC are hosted throughout the year


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