Stone Bridge Press Authors at New York Anime Festival

Camp, Yun, and Macias will uncover the best in Japanese pop culture

BERKELEY, Calif. – December 6, 2007 – Japanese pop culture is now a worldwide phenomenon. With so many options, fans are easily overwhelmed. At the New York Anime Festival this weekend, Stone Bridge Press celebrates the release of Anime Classics Zettai!: 100 Must-See Japanese Animation Masterpieces with appearances by Zettai! co-author and CUNY TV programmer Brian Camp, jrock, ink. author and music critic Josephine Yun , and Cruising the Anime City co-author and Otaku USA editor-in-chief Patrick Macias.

BRIAN CAMP will participate in the Anime and Manga Research Roundtable, Saturday, Dec. 8th, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, in the Anime Culture Panel Room. He will also be available at the Kinokuniya Bookstore booth to sign copies of Anime Classics Zettai! and to discuss what makes an animated film a classic.

JOSEPHINE YUN will be at the Rockstar® Taste of Chaos Tour ( ) booth on Saturday, Dec. 8th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, to sign copies of jrock, ink. and to share profiles of bands appearing at the festival. She will also be discussing the history and future of Japanese rock music.

PATRICK MACIAS, co-author of Cruising the Anime City and editor-in-chief of Otaku USA, will lead a panel discussion about the widely circulated new magazine, Saturday, Dec. 8th, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, in the Manga Panel Room.

About the Authors
Brian Camp, Program Manager at CUNY-TV in New York, was a regular contributor to Animerica: Anime & Manga Monthly, and has taught a course on anime at the School of Visual Arts. Camp has also contributed to the Motion Picture Guide, Animation World, Film Library Quarterly, and the New York Daily News. He has recently presented at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art and the new Bryant Park Kinokuniya Bookstore in New York City. He is the co-author, with Julie Davis, of Anime Classics Zettai! (

Josephine Yun is the founder Clear Phoenix Media. She created jrock ink magazine, the first English-language print magazine devoted to Japanese rock music, and has also been on the staff of Jrock Revolution, the first multi-artist festival in North America to feature Japanese rock artists. In 2006, Yun was interviewed by BBC/PRI's "The World: for a segment featuring jrock, ink. Her writing has appeared in the Baltimore City Paper, Johns Hopkins Magazine, SIGNAL to NOISE, and THEME. She is the author of jrock, ink. ( ). She lives in Baltimore.

Patrick Macias is internationally recognized as a leading expert on Japanese pop culture. His writing has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Bay Guardian, Chicago Sun-Times , and Wired. Macias is the co-author, with Tomohiro Machiyama, of Cruising the Anime City ( ). He lives in Tokyo and San Francisco.

About the Festival
The New York Anime Festival ( runs December 7 – 9, 2007 at the Jacob K. Javits Center on Manhattan. It features exclusive and extensive anime screenings, guests from America and Japan, manga, cosplay, video games, live-action Japanese cinema, fashion, food, and the cultural treasures that gave birth to Japanese pop culture. It is operated by Reed Exhibitions.

About the Press
Stone Bridge Press ( publishes accessible and insightful books in English about Japanese culture, including The Donald Richie Reader, The Anime Encyclopedia, The Astro Boy Essays and Japanese the Manga Way. Founded by publisher Peter Goodman in Berkeley in 1989, the company has over 150 titles in print and has received numerous awards for publishing excellence, including two Benjamin Franklin awards.

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