IKKiCON is a three-day convention celebrating Japanese Animation and Pop-Culture held annually in Austin, Texas. This year, IKKiCON VIII is bringing Austin otaku together December 27-29, 2013, at the Hilton Austin. Get ready for the New Year while getting your fill of Japanese culture and #anime! #Austin #ATX #IKKiCONviiiHilton Austin 500 East 4th Street Austin, TX 78701
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin brings Japanese culture to Austin and Central Texas at the 7th Annual Aki Matsuri, Japan Fall Festival on Sat., Nov. 16, from 12-4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy taiko drums, traditional Japanese music and dance, a tea ceremony, Japanese martial arts, Japanese food and drinks, an origami workshop, Silent Auction and more. Fun cosplay and Lolita fashion costumes welcome. Free for JASGA members and 18 years and younger; $5 for non-members.O. Henry Middle School 2610 W. 10th Street Austin, TX 78703
Learn about a different country each night this week at Around the World with ACC Film Fest. Find out about Austin Community College’s study abroad scholarships and programs in Japan, Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina and Jordan while enjoying films and free international snacks. 5 Nights | 5 Films | 7-9:30 p.m. | #Free and Open to the Public | Sept 30 – Oct 4 | #Austin #ATX #ACC #AustinCommunityCollege
Monday | Sept 30 | JAPAN | “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”
Tuesday | Oct 1 | COSTA RICA | “El Sanatorio”
Wednesday | Oct 2 | SPAIN | “Belle Epoque” (The Age of Beauty)
Thursday | Oct 3 | ARGENTINA | “La Luna de Avellaneda”
Friday | Oct 4 | JORDAN | “Paradise Now”Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus, Room 301 1212 Rio Grande Street Austin, TX 78701
Texas Saké Company, a local craft saké maker, hosts its 2-Year Anniversary Party and Environmental Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, from 1-6 p.m. Schedule of events includes a pottery competition, silent auction, live music, local food trucks, and special presentations by Texas Sake’s Toji (head brewer) and The Aransas Project. All proceeds from the competition and silent auction benefit The Aransas Project. #Free family friendly event. #Austin #ATX #TXSakéTexas Sake Kura 5501 N. Lamar, A115 Austin, TX 78728
Anime Overload 5, a Japanese Animation and Pop-Culture Convention, takes place July 5-7, 2013, at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown. There will be a number of panels, workshops, meet-ups and events to enjoy, including video game free play and tournaments, films, a talent show, dances, cosplay and more!Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road Austin, TX 78752
YomiCon 2013, Austin Public Library’s award-winning Anime and Manga Convention for teens and tweens, takes place Friday, June 14, 2013, from 3-8 p.m. at the Carver Branch. Compete in the Cosplay Contest and play Cosplay Chess. Watch your favorite anime films on the big screen. Compete for prizes in the Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament. Play video games on a giant screen. Stroll through Artist Alley and check out APL’s huge selection of anime and manga. FREE and open to the public. Parents welcome. Registration is NOT required. The first 750 people will get in the door. A one-in, one-out policy will be implemented once capacity is reached. Get all the details @ YomiCon FAQs.Austin Public Library, Carver Branch 1161 Angelina Street Austin, TX 78702
Japan Fun Fest, a free family-friendly evening of outdoor events and presentations for Japanese culture lovers, takes place Sat., June 1, 2013, from 6-10 p.m. at the Texas Sake Company. Both traditional and modern aspects of Japan will be featured with performances and presentations, ending with a screening of the animated film Spirited Away. Cosplay and kimono fans are encouraged to dress up. Japanese gift items and food available for purchase (cash only).Texas Sake Company 5501 N. Lamar Austin, TX 78728
The Austin Film Society screens THE MAKIOKA SISTERS as part of its Essential Cinema Series, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre. General Admission $8; $5 for Students with Valid ID.
A film depicting the pre-war lives of four sisters from a wealthy Osaka family.Marchesa Hall & Theatre 6226 Middle Fiskville Road Austin, TX 78752
Submit your artwork for display in the YomiCon Artist Alley! All Artist Alley submissions will be displayed at YomiCon and online. Turn artwork in to the youth librarian at your branch or email email@example.com. Submissions are due June 7!
YomiCon is an anime and manga convention that encourages teens and tweens to develop digital, media, cultural, and traditional literacy skills while exploring their interests. YomiCon 2013 takes place Friday, June 14, at the Austin Public Library, Carver Branch.
YomiCon Art Contest Rules
- You must be between the ages of 10-18 to enter
- Submit artwork with your name, age and contact information
- If you scan your artwork, please scan at least 300 DPI
- Artwork must be appropriate for a teen event in the Austin Public Library
- Please submit your artwork with a media release form
- Find out more at library.austintexas.gov/yomicon or call (512) 974-7400
- If you need inspiration, check out drawing books available at the Austin Public Library
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin presents a film screening of CAST ME IF YOU CAN and a talk by the film director, Atsushi Ogata, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. at the Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch. Free admission.
CAST ME IF YOU CAN is a romantic comedy about a perpetual supporting actor, who is always marginalized, both at work and at home, until he meets his muse, falls in love and struggles to play the lead in his own life.
CAST ME IF YOU CAN had its world premiere as part of the Asian New Talent Award competition at the Shanghai International Film Festival. It was theatrically released in 16 cities in Japan and San Francisco, released on DVD and i-Tunes in North America, and screened in festivals in California, New York, Boston, China and India, winning prizes for Best Actress, Best Original Score, Best Title Sequence and Special Recognition.Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78702