AniMiniCon SoHo 2011 this weekend, August 12-14
Having drawn capacity crowds for its debut last summer, AniMiniCon SoHo 2011 returns this weekend featuring a great lineup of guests and events, plus the return of the SoHo Host Club, a group of young gentlemen fans of anime and manga, who interact with the crowd and ensure that every guest has a great time!
Guests include voiceover artist and host of Anime News Network TV Mario Bueno, Lizbeth R. Jimenez (creator of Sacred: The Manga) who is scheduled to do a live demonstration of manga illustration techniques; Brian Mah, animator, designer, and visual artist, who will do a live workshop on animation cel inking, plus portfolio reviews for a limited number of pre-registered students; and costume photographer Stephen Tang.
This year’s events include:
- Friday Night Cosplay Party with snacks, prizes, and more
- Anime Screenings furnished courtesy of Eleven Arts, Inc., including the films Chocolate Underground and Ice. (Note: Both these films have English subtitles.)
- Saturday Night Musical Concert featuring Alexandra Honigsberg
- Sunday’s Gothic, Lolita, Steampunk, Victorian, and Cosplay Tea featuring high-quality snacks, high-end teas, and other activities
- An expanded dealers room
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art has high-resolution computer-controlled screens, creating the first gallery devoted to the of display digital art, both photographic and computer-created, as well as any traditional work of art that can be scanned in at a high resolution. For AniMiniCon SoHo 2011, the screens will show anime and manga art, as well as photorealistic scenes that transform the gallery into a virtual “time and space” machine.
TICKETS: Purchase 3-day pass online = $30.00 at www.animiniconsoho.com
At the door: 3-day pass = $35.00; one-day pass = $15.00 per day
TIMES: Friday, 5pm – 10pm; Saturday, noon – 10pm; Sunday 1pm – 6pm