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abeldi on 2011-05-03"Ten years ago, the first SGMS had to be delayed because of the tragic event of
9/11, but two months later, seven academics from a variety of disciplines spoke
on manga and anime to a crowd of 150 eager fans, academics, and students from
junior high to college-aged. Since then, on the last weekend of every September,
the expanding community of SGMS artists, actors, teachers, and students have
gotten together to celebrate manga, anime and Japanese popular culture.
Join us for the SGMS Masquerade Bash on Friday night with the Full Fashion Panic
Fashion Show, music, food and costumed frivolities will prevail! Even the guests
will be in costume! On Saturday and Sunday, there will be talks by guests Marc
Hairston, Crispin Freeman, Thomas LaMarre, Christopher Bolton, Gilles Poitras
and Frenchy Lunning. Classes in manga creation by Robert Ten Pas and Dennis Lo,
Lolita Fashion creation by Samantha Rei, and more will be held. Watch for the
announcement of our VERY SPECIAL GUEST soon!"