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Hey everyone – only 10 days until Mini A-Kon VI!
The schedule of the day will be posted soon so you can plan your Mini A-Kon VI adventure!
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Anime lovers – mark your calendars – we are preparing for that time again!
The North Branch of the Denton Public Library, 3020 N. Locust, is excited to present its 6th Annual Mini A-Kon event on January 26, 2013, from 10am – 5 p.m. with support from A-Kon®.
Come experience a little slice of A-Kon® 24 right here in Denton.
This free event features, an Art Show, Cosplay Contests, voice actors from FUNimation, local artists, open gaming, anime showings, live music , food trucks and plenty of other activities and 3 chances to win a 3 Day Pass to A-Kon® in Dallas. Don’t miss out on this amazing anime afternoon.
Main Stage Schedule
- Whitney Rodgers Concert 10:30am – 11am
- Voice Actor Panel 11 am
- The Brehms Band Concert 1 pm
- Cosplay 2:30 pm
- 3:30 pm – Raffle
- Ani-Idol Concert 4 pm
2nd Panel Room
- 11am – Comic Panel
- Noon – Anime Jeopardy
- 1pm – Comic Showdown
- 2pm – Anime Midstream
- 4pm – Funimation
- 1:30-2:30pm – Tindle, Rodgers, and Huber
- 2:30-3:30pm – Young and Roberts
- Kristen McGuire - Mangaka
- Whitney Rodgers - Voice Actress – Deadman Wonderland
- Valkyrie Games
- Chad Middleton - Writer – Kobold Press/Open Design
- Don Rosencrans - Artist – Litterati Press
- Painapple Teriyaki - Artist Micah Solusod and Writer/Colorist Ayu Sakata
- ShoNuff Studios - Artists Halo Seraphim and Terry Parr
- Hector Rodriguez - Creator – El Peso Hero
- Nammi Truck
- Tutta’s Pizza Truck
- Phatso’s Cheesesteaks
- Cup Cakin – Cup Cakin Machine
- A-Kon Console Gaming
- Chuck Huber - Voice Actor – Full Metal Alchmeist Brotherhood, Soul Taker, Borderlands 2
- Aaron Roberts – Voice Actor - Toriko
- Austin Tindle – Voice Actor - Deadman Wonderland, Fariy Tale, Fractale.
- Michael Champion – Artist
- August Walker – Artist
- Brian Delaney - Silver Sparrow Comics
- Stephanie Young – Actress – Summer Wars
- Brehms Band
- Sonny Strait- artist, voice actor and musician – has a new book out!
This is a family friendly event and as such there are procedures regarding dress code. These apply to regular clothing as well as costumes. Denton Public Library staff will have the final say on determining whether or not your costume is appropriate. If your costume is deemed inappropriate, you will be asked to change. Failure to comply will result in you being asked to leave the property of the North Branch Library.
No costume should be larger than 6’6” tall or 2’10” wide. You must be able to fit through the doors for safety reasons.
Your costume must be at least the equivalent of shorts and a sleeveless T-Shirt (men and women). If you have a skirt or kilt you must be able to bend over without your undergarments showing. All attendees must wear shoes.
Your costume may not contain any inappropriate images.
Props and weapons:
Prop weapons may be carried during the event. These are homemade or commercially rendered costume props that support the look of a costume or character. All weapons or other props will be checked when you enter to determine if they are safe.
Any weapon/props that are determined to be unsafe will not be allowed. You can either take them home or we will hold them for you in the staff area for the remainder of the day. You will receive a ticket to pick up your item when you are ready to leave.
No real weapons are allowed. Realistic/toy guns will be allowed as long as they are clearly marked with orange on the barrel.
Due to potential damage to property, filled water guns, bubble guns, silly string and the like are prohibited.
If you have any questions about the dress code please contact the North Branch assistant manager, Wylaina Polk at 940-349-8774
Mini A-Kon V Line Up
Main Event Schedule – Events to take place in the front Meeting Room
10am – POP Candy Girls – Para Para Dance Demo & Workshop
They will be will be teaching, Happy Synthesizer by Vocaloid. Expect fun, laughter, excitement, and maybe a few treats here and there!
11am – Ani-Idol All Star Mini Concert -
brought to you by Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT’s Anime Club http://muepsilonkappa.com/unt/
Winner’s from past Ani-Idol events will do a mini concert of anime and jpop songs.
12pm – All About Comics Panel
What to know how to make comics? Come speak with various writers and artists on how they made their comics.
1pm – 3 pm – Voice Actor Panel
Come hear the people behind the voices of your favorite anime characters talk about their experiences in voice acting.
For now you can follow some of them on twitter!
Cherami Leigh – @CheramiLeigh
Micah Solusod – @maioceaneyes
Sonny Strait – @sonnystrait
Jad B. Saxton – @jadbsaxton
Alexis Tipton -
Bruce Elliot -
Funimation will be on hand to talk about what they have planned and share a few behind the scene stories.
4pm – Cosplay (put on by Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT’s Anime Club)
Cosplay as your favorite character and you could win one of the several awards!
Voice Actor Autograph Alley Schedule
10am – Cherami Leigh/Micah Solusod
11am – Sonny Strait/Bruce Elliott
12pm – Alexis Tipton/Jad B. Saxton
Artists and/or Writers – will be on hand to provide everything from their hard work (from free sketches to expensive masterpieces) to how you too can be an artist or writer. Come learn from professionals of all shapes and sizes.
Sonny Strait – @sonnystrait
Micah Solusod – @maioceaneyes
Iron Cosplay - by Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT’s Anime Club http://muepsilonkappa.com/unt/
Join the competition of timed costume creation! The winner will receive a prize!
12pm – 3pm Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Card Game
12pm – North Texas Derby Revolution – @RevolutionDerby
All Day Happenings
Nammi – Vietnamese Fusion – @nammitruck
sshamBBQ – Gourmet Korean Tacos – @ssahmbbq
DFWGames – video game room and tournaments – @DFWGames
Game Demos by:
REAPER - running a free paint and take demo
Pachinko machines – 100 balls for $1
Anime Art Contest Gallery - art on display and winners announced
Sound of the Sky
Emma – A Victorian Romance
Teens and adults interesting in creating comics and graphic novels can join professional artists and writers, along with other comics fans, at the North Branch Library’s Comic/Manga Boot Camp on Saturday, September 24 from noon to 6 p.m.
David Doub, local graphic novelist and founder of Dusk Comics, will be one of the professional artists on hand to assist aspiring comics creators as they put their talents together to produce a comic.
This program is free of charge for teens (grades 6 – 12) and adults. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch and snacks, although a few snacks will be provided.
Space is limited. Registration is required, but will remain open until capacity is reached. The finished comic will be copied and made available to the participants once copies have been made.
To register, or for more information, please call 940-349-8741.
For more information, contact Juli Gonzalez at 940-349-8741 or email@example.com.
For other news items on the City of Denton, visit our website at www.cityofdenton.com, go to Quick Information and click on Press Releases.
We had over 100 entries in the Anime Art Contest this year! Out of those, 5 winners were chosen from both the older and younger contestant’s entries.
Anime and Manga fans, we just wanted to make sure you had all the info you needed for Saturday’s Mini A-Kon IV. And don’t forget, at the end of the day, A-Kon raffles off 2 free, 3 day passes to A-Kon, you may be one of the lucky two!
Here is the schedule of events:
Noon – 1pm – Justin and Joel - Funimation Panel
1pm – 2pm – Jrock Panel
1pm – 2pm – Autographs
2pm – 3pm – Voice Actors’ Panel
- My Bride is a Mermaid (TV) as Lunar Edomae
- Summer Wars (movie) as Mao Jinnouchi
- Peach Girl (TV) as Sae Kashiwagi
- Birdy the Mighty Decode (TV) as Natsumi Hayamiya
- Black Butler (TV) as Elizabeth
- Soul Eater (TV) as Soul Eater Evans
- Birdy the Mighty Decode (TV) as Tsutomu Senkawa
- Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations (OAV) as Kamui; Subaru
- Blassreiter (TV) as Malek Werner
- Voice Actress of Dragon Ball Z Anime and Video Games
3pm – 4pm – Artists’ Panel (BBOA Studio and Kristen McGuire)
3pm – 4pm – Iron Cosplay Competition
4pm – 5pm – Cosplay Contest
In addition, DFWGames will be running motion gaming and a Free Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament – you can win a $100 cash prize from DFWGames !
Maid Sama!: As student council president, Misaki attempts to reform the former all-boys’ Seika High School to attract a more female student body.
Neko Ramen: Taisho was a former kitten model, who ran away from home and had a hard life on the streets… until the day he was saved by a kind ramen shop owner who later served as his mentor. Now Taisho takes pride in his noodles– and is easily angered when customers are dissatisfied! So step aside, Soup Nazi — there’s a new cat is in town!
Pandora Hearts: The air of celebration surrounding fifteen-year-old Oz Vessalius’s coming-of-age ceremony quickly turns to horror when he is condemned for a sin about which he knows nothing. Thrown into the Abyss–an eternal prison from which there is no escape–Oz meets a young girl named Alice, who is not what she seems. Now that the relentless cogs of fate have begun to turn, will they lead only to crushing despair for Oz, or will Alice provide him with some shred of hope?
Toriko: In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it’s either eat or be eaten! While searching for the tastiest foods imaginable, Gourmet Hunter Toriko and his bottomless stomach travel around the world facing every beast in his way. In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it’s either eat or be eaten! While searching for the tastiest foods imaginable, Gourmet Hunter Toriko travels the world with his bottomless stomach, facing every beast in his way. Gourmet Hunter Toriko! This is the great era of gourmet food! And only Toriko can hunt down the ferocious ingredients that supply the world’s best restaurants. As a gourmet hunter, Toriko tracks and defeats the tastiest and most dangerous animals with his bare hands. But has he met his match with an eight-legged alligator the size of a tank?
Twin Spica: In a Tokyo of the not-too-distant future a young girl looks up to the stars with melancholy in her heart and hope in her eyes. Thirteen-year-old Asumi Kamogawa’s whole life has been tied to those stars; her future may very well be among them. And she is not alone… Asumi is just one of many young people with ambitions to become a member of the first class admitted to the Tokyo Space School. In this first volume Asumi is put to the test to determine if she has what it takes to get into this elite space academy. Her struggles do not begin in the classroom or at the test site, though. First Asumi has to convince herself and her father that she ultimately belongs amongst the stars.
Waqwaq: Living in constant fear of attack from machines, mankind depends on the cyborg corps known as the Guardians to keep them from harm as they await the arrival of the Kami, a godlike savior with mythical red blood who can grant only one wish to one person. Now, Shio, son of a Guardian, thinks he’s found the Kami–and all the Guardians are at war to get that wish! Shio is forced by the tragedy of the machine war to team up with a mysterious girl from another world whose blood is the color red, just like the prophecies proclaim. Is the girl the human race’s last hope for survival in a world overrun by metal?
Yumekai Kenbun: Nightmare Inspector: Hiruko is a dream eater in 1920s Japan, and he runs the Silver Star Tea Room, where clients can come to have him deal with their nightmares.
We’ve recently got some new manga series at the North Branch. Check them out!
Bakuman: Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world? Moritaka is hesitant to seriously consider Akito’s proposal because he knows how difficult reaching the professional level can be. Still, encouragement from persistent Akito and motivation from his crush push Moritaka to test his limits!
Black Butler: Just a stone’s throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria’s faithful servant … and a slip of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master’s wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London’s underbelly, there apparently is nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true .. or at least, too good to be human …
Bunny Drop: Returning to his family’s estate for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-something bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a much younger lover! Needless to say, the rest of the family is shocked and embarrassed by this turn of events, and not one of them wants anything to do with the little girl, who refuses to say a word. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to adopt her! But is living with an overgrown teenager who can barely take care of himself the key to making Rin come out of her shell?
Cactus’s Secret: Miku Yamada has a longtime crush on classmate Kyohei Fujioka. But no matter how many times she tries to show him how she feels, clueless Kyohei just doesn’t get it. Frustrated, Miku gives up on him, only to have him start calling her “Cactus” for being prickly when he’s around. Will Kyohei ever figure out Cactus’s secret?
Chi’s Sweet Home: Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Overcome with loneliness she breaks into tears in a large park meadow, where she is rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The little kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada apartment…where pets are strictly not permitted.
Fate/Stay Night: When he was little, high school student and amateur mechanic Shirou Emiya was adopted by a magus man. Now he wants nothing more than to follow in his stepfather’s footsteps and become a hero of justice. Little does he know that a war is waging among some chosen magi, and that he is about to become its focal point…
Karakuri Odette: What does it mean to be truly human? Odette is a lovely android built by professor Yoshizawa, Curious to find out what it’s like to be human, she convinces the professor to enroll her in high school. And thus, with a new group of friends in tow, Odette sets out to discover the true meaning of life as a human, where even the simple stuff is an adventure!
Just ordered a ton of manga for the North Branch…put them on hold today!