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
The Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio invites you to celebrate the Year of the Snake at the 26th annual Asian Festival on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual festival celebrates the Chinese New Year and the diverse Asian community of Texas with music, cultural performances, food, fashion, crafts and other products.
Institute of Texan Cultures
UTSA HemisFair Park Campus
801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Posted in ASIA, CULTURAL EVENTS, WORLD CULTURES TEXAS
Tagged Asia, China, Cultural Events, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, World Cultures Texas
Registration is now open for Anime Overload 5. Anime Overload is a Japanese Animation and Pop-Culture Convention held annually in Austin, Texas. This year’s event takes place July 5-7, 2013, at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown.
The head brewer from Texas Saké Company demonstrates how to properly heat saké on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. After the Texas saké presentation and question-and-answer session, a kid-friendly film, “My Neighbor Totoro,” will be shown outside on the big screen. Pack your favorite lawn chair and blanket, and arrive early to get the best seat. Fresh Off The Truck will be offering dinner options. No outside food or alcohol permitted. Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Texas Saké Co.
5501 N. Lamar, #A115
Austin, TX 78751
IKKiCON is a three-day convention celebrating Japanese Animation and Pop-Culture held annually in Austin, Texas. This year, IKKiCON VII is bringing Austin otaku together December 28-30, 2012, at the Austin Hilton. Get ready for the New Year while getting your fill of Japanese culture and anime!
500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin brings Japanese culture to Austin and Central Texas on Sat., Oct. 20, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the sixth annual Aki Matsuri, Japan Fall Festival. Visitors will enjoy a taiko drum performance, traditional Japanese music and dance, a tea ceremony, Kendo swords, Japanese martial arts, Japanese food and drinks, Japanese games and entertainment, a Yukata photo booth, calligraphy, and an origami workshop. There will be a Silent Auction for items such as restaurant gift certificates, spa gift certificates, art collections, Anime goods, games, DVDs, a Kimono, airline tickets, and more! Fun, cosplay costumes are welcome! Free for JASGA members and children under 18; $5 for non-members.
O. Henry Middle School
2610 W. 10th Street
Austin, TX 78703
This Halloween and Dia de los Muertos season, the Institute of Texan Cultures is teaming with art students from the International School of the Americas for a look at remembrance traditions in cultures around the world. In addition to elements from the traditional Mexican observance of Day of the Dead, students will draw on Chinese and Japanese traditions, which incorporate elements of Buddhism, Shinto, Taoism, and other influences.
Student altars/shrines will be displayed at the Institute of Texan Cultures Oct. 13 through Nov. 4, 2012.
The Oct. 13 Exhibit Opening includes Family Day Activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including:
University of Texas at San Antonio
HemisFair Park Campus
801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78205
- Take-home crafts: paper marigolds, commonly seen in Mexican remembrances, and paper lanterns, common in Eastern cultures.
- Series of talks on remembrance traditions in other cultures.
- Students from the International School of the Americas will be available to discuss their work.
Posted in ASIA, CULTURAL EVENTS, EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA and THE CARIBBEAN, Mexico, NORTH AMERICA (U.S.A. and Canada), WORLD CULTURES TEXAS, WORLD FUSION
Tagged Asia, China, Cultural Events, Europe, Japan, Latin America and The Caribbean, Mexico, North America, World Cultures Texas, World Fusion
Anime Overload 4 takes place July 6-8, 2012, at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown. There will be a number of panels, workshops, and events to enjoy, including but not limited to, gaming, anime music videos, dances, live music, cosplay contests, fashion, a swap meet, and more! Check out the General FAQs for times, registration information, etc.
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
YomiCon 2012 is Friday, June 8, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Austin Public Library, Ruiz Branch. Advance Registration is required and is open until Thursday, June 7. This free event is open to all ages, but is targeted for teens ages 11-17 who love manga, anime, video games, cosplay, card games, and Japanese culture. Over 1200 teens, children, and parents attended in 2011. This year there will be special programs JUST for parents and for younger kids.
Austin Public Library, Ruiz Branch
1600 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741