Scriptwriter Dai Sato to Speak at Schoolgirls & Mobilesuits Conference

posted on 2012-06-19 16:15 EDT
Cowboy Bebop, Eden of the East writer attending Minneapolis event in September

The annual Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits (SGMS) workshop at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has announced that scriptwriter Dai Sato will be the featured speaker at this year's event from September 28-30.

Sato's credits range from Cowboy Bebop to the live-action Casshern film. He also wrote on Ergo Proxy, edited and oversaw scripts on Eureka Seven (for which he also scripted 12 episodes), and contributed to the scenario and series script editing of the original video anime series Freedom. He co-wrote "The Package" segment of Halo Legends and has scripted episodes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (both seasons), Samurai Champloo, Wolf's Rain, and Eden of the East.

The SGMS event was founded in 2001 and has been held at MCAD every year since. It combines the characteristics of a formal academic conference and a fan gathering; it features speeches by professors researching Japanese popular culture, presentations from voice actors and industry professionals, and a cosplay fashion show. Anime/manga creator Yoshitoshi ABe previously spoke at the event in 2008.

The registration fee for SMGS is US$125 for presenters and attendees. A reduced rate for graduate and undergraduate students is US$75.

[Via Brian Ruh]

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