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Interested in fashion design and/or an eco challenge? DPL, UNT, City of Denton Solid Waste & Recycling and SCRAP Denton are teaming up again to put on a fashion show featuring garments made of recycled trash & other used materials. Designs will be professionally photographed and featured in a runway show at the Denton Redbud Festival on April 20. Prizes will be given for best fashion in each age group.
Deadline to register for this event is Feb. 28, 2013.
Interested in participating, Designers contact: Juli.Gonzalez@cityofdenton.com
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!
Remember to check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/dentonpubliclibrary and follow us on Twitter @dentonlibrary for updates!
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
Click on reading-rewards.com to sign up to join the challenge! Remember, the access code is 10KBC.
And don’t forget to track your reading!
If you have any questions feel free to contact the Dallas-Ft. Worth Room to Read Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.roomtoread.org/dallas.
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
Everyone seems to be in love with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the new book by Laini Taylor, and I have to say it’s with good reason. It’s been on my list for awhile, namely because of all of the great reviews, but once I actually started to read it, I couldn’t put it down.
The story centers around Karou, a seventeen year old art student who lives in Prague. Karou is a little strange and mysterious. Her hair grows blue, she’s covered with tattoos, and she fills dozens of sketchbooks with creatures that could surely only exist in the imagination. Karou never talks about herself and deflects all questions from friends so that they don’t find out the truth. See, Karou isn’t really from Prague. She’s not from anywhere, actually. She’s from Elsewhere. Karou grew up in a shop with four chimaera and was raised by the Wishmonger, Brimstone. Brimstone, like all of the chimaera, is part animal, part human with the head and horns of a ram, eyes of a crocodile, torso of a human, legs of a lion, and feet of a dragon. Brimstone sells wishes to any who can pay the price, but instead of cash and coins, Brimstone’s currency is teeth, and only the best teeth will do. He gives Karou small wishes and provides her with money and a place to live in the outside world, and even a fake grandmother to enroll her in school. In return, Karou runs errands for Brimstone, errands that are often very dangerous and even life-threatening, but Brimstone is the only family she’s ever known. Karou doesn’t even know who she really is, but a chain of events that starts with handprints scorched into the doors to Elsewhere leads her to find that the chimaera are not the only ones in Elsewhere, and her family is under attack by beautiful, winged creatures.
Laini Taylor creates a world – two worlds, really – that is complex and rich in detail. Karou is the perfect, fierce heroine, good enough to rival Katniss of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Katsa of Graceling by Kristin Cashore.
Here’s an insider tip for all of you: Read the book now before it starts getting a huge hold list! The movie rights have been acquired by Universal Pictures, and the second book is due out September 2012. I predict that this book is only going to get even more popular.
- Heather Botelho, South Branch Library
The central question, the thing that woke me in the dead of night shivering in a cold sweat, the notion which haunted me as I fought to go back to sleep . . . could monsters be real?
This is the question posed in the preface of Curse of the Wendigo, the sequel to The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. Just what if creatures more terrifying than your most horrific nightmares actually existed? In the first book, Dr. Pellinore Warthrop and his young assistant, Will Henry, encounter a pack of Anthropophagi, a headless monster whose eyes are located on its shoulders and its mouth of sharp teeth where its stomach should be, and oh yeah, it likes the taste of human flesh. Of course, the people-eating monsters don’t end there. In Curse of the Wendigo, Dr. Warthrop is not convinced there is a monster at all. Rather, there is a madness affecting people, including one of his oldest friends, that turns them into cannibals. Bodies keep piling up, and Dr. Warthrop and Will Henry must either save the wendigo or save themselves.
These are not books for the faint of heart. Yancey’s descriptions are detailed and graphic, but they make the horror come alive. Yancey’s books are reminiscent of classic horror, such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or Bram Stoker’s Dracula, as they are set in the late 19th century and are written as if they actually originated in that era. Yancey elevates the horror genre, such as it is now in young adult fiction, far above sparkly vampires.
Be on the lookout for the next in the series, The Isle of Blood, coming soon to a branch near you.
-Heather Botelho, South Branch Library
The living dead will rise tonight at 6 p.m. at the South Branch Library to put on their faces (zombie makeup), practice their pageant walk (walk and dance like zombies), and throw brains around (zombies obviously don’t have very good manners).
If you really want to join the ranks of the reanimated, here are some last-minute reads to help you become the best zombie you can be:
Zombie Queen of Newbury High – Amanda Ashby
Zombies vs. Unicorns - Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier
The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks - Max Brooks
Play Dead - Ryan Brown
The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses - Ty Drago
Zombies Don’t Cry - Rusty Fischer
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology - Christopher Golden
The Smoky Corridor - Chris Grabenstein
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith
Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Zombies - Brent Hartinger
Dawn of the Dreadfuls - Steve Hockensmith
You are So Undead to Me - Stacy Jay
Undead Much - Stacy Jay
Zombie, Ohio: A Tale of the Undead - Scott Kenemore
Infinity – Sherrilyn Kenyon
Gil’s All Fright Diner - A. Lee Martinez
Strange Angels - Lili St. Crow
Zombies: The Recent Dead - edited by Paula Guran
How to be a Zombie: The essential guide for anyone who craves brains - Serena Valentino
The Zombie Survival Guide - Max Brooks
Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime - Michael Spradlin
It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Zombies - Michael Spradlin
Teens interested in filmmaking can learn to write, act, shoot and edit a short film in Storytellers – Short Film Edition, a 4-part series presented by Denton-based, multimedia production company, Storied Productions. The Denton Public Library, North Branch, 3020 N. Locust is offering this workshop series free of charge for teens (grades 6 – 12) on July 7, 14, 19 and 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants should plan on attending all sessions. Snacks will be provided. A “Red Carpet” premiere will be held to showcase the finished films at the North Branch on July 27th at 7 p.m.
Space is limited. Registration is required, but will remain open until capacity is reached. 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.
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